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JANUARY - 1988

   
  
  
ADKINS, Jerry
1929-1988
Jerry Lance Adkins, 58, of Copperas Cove, TX died January 23, at Darnell Army Community Hospital. Mr. Adkins was born October 7, 1929 at White House, the son of the late Oscar and Ilda Ward Adkins. He was a graduate of Meade Memorial High School Class of 1949. he enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1952 and retired with the rank of first sergeant at Fort Hood in 1973. He served in Korea and Vietnam and was awarded a "1" Bronze Service Star for Vietnam Service, the Bronze Star "V", and an Air Medal. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Ward Post No. 8577 of Copperas Cove and the Rod and Gun Club of Fort Hood. He is survived by his wife, Viola Dawson Adkins; two son, Gary Lee Adkins of Austin, TX and Gregory Adkins of San Antonio, TX; one brother, George R. Adkins of Tunkhannock, PA; four sisters, Gwen Turner, and Faye Rice both of Paintsville, and Vivian Pelphrey and Lilly Mae Adkins, both of Port Richey, FL; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held January 27 in San Antonio, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  March 30, 1988

   
BAILEY, Esther (Evans)
1904-1988
Esther Bailey, 83, died Sunday, January 10 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson. Mrs. Bailey was born April 4, 1904 in Martin County, the daughter of John and Nancy Murphy Evans. Her husband, Jess Justice, preceded her in death in 1937. Surviving are three sons, Elwin Justice and Jr. Starr, both of Columbus, OH, and John Justice of Flint, MI; seven daughters, Josephine Bailey of Lovely, Della Farley, Adris Marcum, and Irene Fresh, all of Columbus, OH, Eula Mae Maynard of Logan, WV, Loretta Chaffins, of Nolan, WV, and Grethalene Colgrove of Hilliard, OH; one brother, Ray Evans of Chicago, IL; one sister, Beulah Justice of Delbarton, WV; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 13 at 2 p.m. in Emily United Baptist Church, Lovely, Thaddeus Bailey will officiate at services. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery at Long Branch, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
BOWLING, Clyde
1907-1988
West Van Lear resident, Rev. Clyde Bowling, 80, died Friday, January 1, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bowling was born March 29, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Blevins Bowling. He was a retired miner and a member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lyda Belle Baldridge Bowling; and one brother, Ora Lee Bowling of Maytown. Funeral services were held Monday, January 4, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Calvin Setser officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1988

   
BRANHAM, William
1934-1988
Former Johnson County resident William Branham, 53, died Sunday, January 17, in Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Branham was born December 27, 1934 in Johnson County, the son of Sam Branham and Lori Ratliff. He was a truck driver with Alsworth Trucking. Surviving are his wife, Loucinda Mitchell Branham, three sons, Charles Branham of Flora, IL, William Charles Branham, JR., of Indianapolis, IN, and Terry Johnson of Hall; two daughters, Sherry Branham of Blackfoot, ID, and Samie Jean Branham of Indianapolis; two brothers, Paul of San Diego, CA and Craig of Syracuse, NY; one sister, Garnett Young of San Diego; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1988

   
BUTCHER, Laura Belle (Hammond)
1918-1988
White House resident, Laura Belle Butcher, 69, died Saturday, January 30 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Butcher was born September 15, 1918 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Colonel and Cora Belle Webb Hammond. She was a member of White House Enterprise Baptist Church and was retired from General Motors. Surviving are her husband, Jacob Walter Butcher; four daughters, Betty Butcher of Orlando, FL, Cora E. Dorsey of Clyde, OH, and Nancy Caponi and Suzi Butcher, both of Sandusky, OH; one brother Colonel Hammond, Jr., of Circleville, OH, five sisters, Neva Hughes of Bresle, FL, Dolly Preston of Louisa, Bessie Grayson of Ashland, Marie Scarberry of Marion, OH and Tina Webb of Indiana; and 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 2 in White House Enterprise Baptist Church with Issac Rowland and Charlie Wiley officiating. Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery at White House with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

   
CARTER, Sallie (Ward)
1899-1988
Sallie Ward Carter, 88, died Sunday, January 17, at her home. Mrs. Carter was born November 23, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of John B. Ward and Sarah Branham. Her husband, Henry Carter, preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are one son, John B. Kirk, of Arkansas; one daughter, Minnie Kirk Ward of Offutt; one sister, Minnie Coleman of Grundy, VA and nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with John Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1988

   
CASTLE, Allan
1988
Allan Michael Castle, infant son of Jimmie and Opal Ann Bryant Castle, died Thursday, January 7 in Springfield, OH. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 9 with Johnny Mullins officiating. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

  
CASTLE, Clyde
1968-1988
Clyde Keith Castle, 19, died Monday, January 4. Mr. Castle was born September 21, 1968 in Johnson County, the son of Clyde Castle and Opal Blair Castle. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, David Lee Castle and Phillip Dale Castle; both of Flat Gap; one sister, Christenen Castle of Flat Gap; maternal grandmother, Merzie Blair of Paintsville; and paternal grandmother, Loucinda Castle of Sitka. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Herb Arms, Larry Blair and Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
CONLEY, Ruby
1936-1988
Paintsville resident, Ruby Jean Conley, 52, died Monday, January 11, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born January 6, 1936 in Johnson County, the daughter of Russell and Easter Conley. Surviving are two brothers, Morris M. Conley of West Van Lear and Paul H. Conley of Springfield, OH; and one sister, Thelma Daniels of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Leonard Caudill and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1988

  
DANIELS, Helen Rose
1939-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, January 11 for Helen Rose Daniels, 48. Ms. Daniels was born June 8, 1939 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bea and Rose Adams Daniels. She was a member of Hurricane United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Elsie Ann Daniels and Dora Lawson, both of Whitehouse. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1988

  
FYFFE, Stella (Wright)
1900-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, January 4 for Stella Fyffe, 87. Mrs. Fyffe was born October 31, 1900 in Elliott County, the daughter of Alonza Wright and Lucinda Hay Wright. She was a retired school teacher from Johnson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Link Fyffe, Sr. in 1959. Surviving are two sons, Link Fyffe, Jr., of Paintsville, and Billy Joe Fyffe of Lexington; four daughters, Mable Lemaster, Merue Belle Hamilton and Mary Trimble, all of Paintsville, and Dorothy Salyer of Lorain, OH, one brother, Ralph Wright of Ashland, and 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1988

  
HACKWORTH, Malta (Collins)
1897-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Malta Collins Hackworth, of Lexington, died Tuesday, January 12, in the L. P. N. Geriatric Center, Newark, OH. Mrs. Hackworth was born May 23, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Baldridge Collins. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin A. Hackworth, in 1957, one daughter, one brother and three sisters. Surviving are two sons, Orbin Hackworth of Columbus, OH, and Bill Hackworth of Granville, OH; three daughters, Iva Trimble of Springfield, OH, Alva Vaughan, of Leander and Lucy Smith of Lexington; one sister, Edna Bayes, of Riceville and thirteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 14, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, OH. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bruckner and Kishler Funeral Home of Newark. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1988

  
HITCHCOCK, Maymie (Rice)
1897-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Maymie Rice Hitchcock, 90, died Friday, January 8, in South Point, OH. Mrs. Hitchcock was born November 21, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of Wilson Rice and Sarah Auxier. Her husband, Challie Hitchcock, preceded her in death in 1950. Surviving are one son, James Hitchcock, of South Point; six sisters, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10, with John Pelphrey and James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

  
HOLBROOK, Stella (Pennington)
1930-1988
Stella Holbrook, 57, died Friday, January 29, at her Flat Gap home. Mrs. Holbrook was born August 27, 1930 in Morgan County, the daughter of Walker and Marvie Young Pennington. She was a member of Flat Gap Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Holbrook, three sons, Ren F. Wright, of Florida, Arnold Fyffe of Flat Gap, and Michael E. Fyffe of West Liberty; three daughters, Janice Sue Bowers of Portland, Maine, Anna Carol McKenzie of Flat Gap, and Renetta Blanton of Swamp Branch; seven brother, Ray, George, Roscoe, Frank, James, Ren, and Dee, all of Flat Gap; two sisters, Sylvia Patrick of Flat Gap, and Susie Fyffe of Baltimore, MD; and 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, February 1, in Flat Gap Baptist Church with Revs. Harold Salyer and Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

  
HORNE, Paul K.
1936-1988
Paul K.Horne, 51, died Friday, January 29, in Park View Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Horne was born February 29, 1936, the son of Roby Horne and Rouie Conley. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are one brother, Athol Horne, of Columbus, OH and one sister, Ella Blair of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Justin Harmon and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Horne Family Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

   
MEEK, Mary (Staniford)
1899-1988
Mary Staniford Meek, 88, died Tuesday, January 19 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Nursing Home. Mrs. Meek was born October 11, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of Zack Staniford and Zelphia Spears. Her husband, Elias Meek, preceded her in death in 1958. Surviving are four sons, Clyde, and Hobert both of Williamsport, Grover of Michigan, and Daniel of Geneva, OH; two daughters, Stella Fyffe and Daisy Pike, both of Columbus, OH; five brothers, Bud Staniford, of Hazard, Mike Staniford of Tutor Key, Lindsey Staniford of West Van Lear, and Zack Staniford and Mose Staniford, both of Royalton; one sister, Maudie Elam of Paintsville; 31 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Woody officiating. Burial was in Meek Family Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1988

    
MUSIC, Myrtle (Spears)
1901-1988
East Point resident, Myrtle Boyd Music, 86, died Saturday, January 30, in Cleveland, OH. Mrs. Music was born May 29, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Alfred Spears and Lydia Bush. Her husband, Heber Music, preceded her in death in 1983. Surviving are one son, James E. Boyd of Columbus, OH and one daughter, Dorothy Greer of East Point; one half sister, Alozza Reibel of Columbus; and eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, February 3 at 2 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial will be in Greer Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

   
PAGE, George
1899-1988
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 7 for George W. Page, 88. Mr. Page was born October 22, 1899, the son of Eligah and Elsie Lou Ann Bennett Page. He was a retired dairy farmer in Plain City, OH and a member of Christ of Christian Union Church. Surviving are his wife, Mae Arms Page; five sons, Talmadge, of Meally, Herbert, of Oil Springs, Robert of River, Clarence of Korea (U. S. Army), and Winston of West Van Lear; one daughter, Helen Walters of Prestonsburg; one brother, Herbert of Florida; and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in Meek Family Cemetery, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
PICKLESIMER, Dorothy
1909-1988
Dorothy  Picklesimer, 78, died Saturday, January 9 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Picklesimer was born September 23, 1909 in Virginia. Surviving are one son, Eugene Mullins; and six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
PICKLESIMER, Mallie (Hitchcock)
1899-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 18, for Mallie Picklesimer, 88. Mrs. Picklesimer was born Feb 28, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of John D. and Alice Barker Hitchcock. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Oakley Picklesimer; five sons, Custer, of Paintsville, Kermit of Louisville, Kent of Flatwoods, Allan of Zanesville, OH, and John of Cannonsburg; two daughters, Lina Dean of Bellview and Helen Blair of Sunbury, OH, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Elder Lonza Reed officiated at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  January 27, 1988 

   
POWERS, Bobby Ray
1987-1988
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 6 for Bobby Ray Powers seven month old son of Bobby and Tammy Jones Powers. Bobby was born July 5, 1987 in Johnson County. Bruce Daniels officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Powers Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
POWERS, Oma (Puckett)
1908-1988
Oma Powers, 80, died Sunday, January 30 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Powers was born January 9, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of Charlie and Rose Caudill Puckett. Her husband, Tony Powers, preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are two sons, Paul Powers of Leander and Tony Powers, Jr., of West Liberty; one daughter, Gaynelle Adams of Springfield, OH; one sister, Exie Corell of Cincinnati, OH, and 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 1, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Powers Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

  

PREECE, Hazel (Wells)
1908-1988
Boons Camp resident, Hazel Wells Preece, 79, died Thursday, January 14. Mrs. Preece was born September 11, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ed Wells and Nora Gose. She was a retired school teacher from Johnson County Board of Education. Surviving are two daughters, Rowena Preece Bolin of Lexington, and Sue Preece Martin of Minnie; one sister, Hester Lee Hall of Dayton, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Doug Lawson officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1988

   
PRESTON, Rosa (Patrick)
1909-1988
Meally resident, Rosa Preston, 79, died Monday, Jan 18, 1988 at her home. Mrs. Preston was born Jan 15, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Noah and Nancy Patrick, she was a retired nurse.  Her husband Sanford Preston preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, James Preston of Wabash, IN; one brother, Willis Patrick of Paintsville; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, Jan 21, at Meally Church of Christ, with Orville Short and Bob Harper officiating. Burial was in Patrick Family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27. 1988

   
PRESTON, Wilson "Buster"
1910-1988
Wilson “Buster” Preston, 77, died Friday, January 1, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Preston was born May 26, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Lil Dills Preston. He was a retired miner and a member of Old Log Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Griffith Preston; one son, Gary Randall Preston of Hager Hill and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 5, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
STINSON, James
1912-1988
Flat Gap resident, James Landon “Jim” Stinson, 75, died Friday, January 8, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stinson was born May 2, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Rufus and Rissa Lyons Stinson. He was a retired painter. Surviving are one daughter, Yvonne Richey, of Marion, OH; three sisters, Silvia Malone and Golda Boggs, both of Portsmouth, OH, and Jewell Salyer Cooper, of Paintsville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, January 11, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniel, and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

    
VANHOOSE, Edith (Castle)
1924-1988
Edith VanHoose, 63, former Johnson County resident, died Wednesday, January 6, in Dayton, OH. Mrs. VanHoose was born September 3, 1924, the daughter of Harry and Stella Chandler Castle. Surviving are her husband, James Virgil VanHoose; one son, Eugene VanHoose of Owensboro; two brothers, Leroy Castle; and Edward Castle, both of Ashland; one sister, Ruth Sublett of Ashland, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Stapleton/Castle Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1988

   
VANHOOSE, Mary (Castle)
1901-1988
Mary VanHoose, 86, died Saturday, January 2, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born July 19, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Willie and Martilia Meadows Castle. She was a school teacher and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Dewey VanHoose, preceded her in death in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Gordon VanHoose of Staffordsville, and William VanHoose of Vandalia, OH; three daughters, Georgetta Mae Price of Placentia, CA, Viola Virginia Phillips of Fort Meyers, FL, and Lenore Diffee of Volga; and 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 5 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tobe Wheeler, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 4, 1988

   
WILLIAMS, Lexie (Williams)
1906-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Lexie L. Williams, 81, died Tuesday, January 26 in Mary Chiles Hospital, Mt. Sterling. Mrs. Williams was born September 18, 1906, the daughter of Samuel Williams and George Ann Davis. She was a member of Owingsville Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hamilton Williams, of Owingsville; two sons, Benjamin Williams, of Big Flats, NY, and Harold Edward Williams of Louisville; two daughters, Lillian McNeil of Owingsville and Mary Margaret Cook of Louisville; and 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 28, in Richardson Funeral Home, with Revs. Lonza Reed and Ben Steele officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1988
      



 
FEBRUARY - 1988


   
  
  
BROWNING, Eugene
1910-1988
Eugene Browning, 77, died Wednesday, Feb 3, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Browning was born Feb 25, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of John and Laura Ellen Dickerson Browning. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Verna Browning, preceded him in death in July 1977. Surviving are one son, Eugene Allen (Spanky) Browning, of Staffordsville; and tow grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 5, in First Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Arms and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 17, 1988

   
BUTLER, Lon
1910-1988
Lon Butler, 77, died Friday, Feb 19, at his Staffordsville home. Mr. Butler was born Nov 6, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of James P. and Mary Wheeler Butler. He was retired from Texaco Oil Company and a member of Lowmansville Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Opal McKenzie Butler; two sons, Paul, of Catlettsburg, and Jerry of Orlando, FL; two daughters, Della Mary Ferguson of Grove City, OH and Delores Ann Griffith, of Ashville, OH; one brother, Tom Butler of Paintsville; one sister, Julia A. Preston of Paintsville; four grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 22, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Jim Fillers and Lowell Rice officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1988

   
CANTRELL, Corna (Johnson)
1912-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 3, at 1 p.m. in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church for Corna Lee Cantrell, 75. Mrs. Cantrell was born April 30, 1912 in Johnson County, the daughter of Mason and Rhoda Fitch Johnson. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Cantrell; two sons, James Mason of Hager Hill, and Tommy Ray of Van Lear; one daughter, Bonnie Lyons, of Batavia, OH; one brother, L. A. Johnson of Hager Hill; two sisters, Mary Little of Hager Hill and Bessie Little of Somerset; and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Officiating at services will be Revs. Richard Williams and Herbert Arms. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

    
DANIEL, Lona (VanHoose)
1903-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Lona Daniel, 84, died Saturday, February 20 in Ironton, OH. Mrs. Daniel was born October 13, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late James Lee and Ida Bush VanHoose. She was a member of Baker's Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bascom Daniel, in 1980, one infant son, sever brothers and three sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Daniel of Ironton, and Doris Fannin, of Cincinnati, OH; one sister, Lula Ward of River; and one granddaughter, Lona Lu Buckner of Cincinnati. Funeral services held Tuesday, February 23 in Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home with James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery at Ironton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

   
DANIELS,, Mabel (Brown)
1988
Mabel Daniels of Ulysses died Tuesday, February 9 in Lexington. Mrs. Daniels was the daughter of Dan Brown and Lydia Borders Brown. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edd Daniels; 2 sons, George Herman Boyd and Willis Keith Boyd, both of Ashland; one daughter, Patricia Ann VanHoose of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Marvel Boyd of Paintsville and Shirley Conley of Wittensville; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Friday, February 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stewart and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

  
GRIM, Isaac
1909-1988
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 14 for Isaac Grim, 78. Mr. Grim was born November 1, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Leander Grim and Eser Preston. His wife, Frona Grimm, preceded him in death in 1979. Surviving are one son, Elva Grim of Huntington, WV; 3 daughters, Elsie Williams of Wittensville, Eldia Daniel and Elma Grim both of Nippa; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Officiating at services were James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

   
HALD, Malvie (Harmon)
1988
Malvie C. Hale, 61, died Sunday, February 28, in Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Ohio. Mrs. Hale was the daughter of Naomi Harmon of Paintsville. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Edsel Hale, five daughters, Barbara (Doug) Phillips, of Hurricane, WV, Doris (Alan) Cozmyk, and Kathy (John) Davis, both of Pickerington, OH, Jaynes (Billie) Hale, of Princeton, WV, and Debbie Chaney of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Greenville Cook, of Canal Winchester, OH, Harvey Harmon of Newark, OH and Ray Harmon of Garden City, SC; three sisters, Mildred Preston and Shirley Maynard, both of Columbus, and Margaret Meade, of Paintsville; several nieces and nephews and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 2, at 12 p.m. in Dewayne R. Spence Funeral Home in Pickerington, with Paul Collins officiating. Burial will be in Violet Cemetery in Pickerington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 2, 1988

   
KEATON, Manda (Wallin)
1920-1988
Manda Wallin Keaton, 67, died Friday, Feb 12, in West Liberty. Mrs. Keaton was born May 12, 1920 in Morgan County, the daughter of Sanford and Fannie Ferguson Wallin. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Mitchell Keaton; two sons, Ronald Keaton, and Richard A. Keaton,both of West Liberty; four daughters, Loretta Cantrell, Barbara Music, and Fontella Fairchild, all of West Liberty, and Lavina Sturgill of Van Lear; two brothers, Goble Wallin, and Gaylord Wallin, both of West Liberty; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 15 in Open Fork United Baptist Church, with Lowell Ferguson, J. T. Bailey and James Wallin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 17, 1988

  
McCLOUD, Maggie (Reed)
1925-1988
Thealka resident, Maggie McCloud, 62, died Monday, February 1, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. McCloud was born February 15, 1925 in Johnson County, the daughter of Dave Reed and Pricilla Hurt. Surviving are one son, David Tackett of Lake City, Fl; six daughters, Viola Howard, and Lora Tackett, both of Tutor Key, Patsy Tackett, Stella Tackett, and Juanita VanHoose, all of Thealka, and Billie Jean VanHoose of Stambaugh; two brothers, Sammy Reed, of East Point, and Stewart Hall of Cardington, OH; four sisters, Mary Hurt, of Tutor Key, Minnie Whitaker and Gracie Knotts, both of Columbus, OH, and Billie Reed, of Cardington; nine grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanry officiating. Burial was in Ramey Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

   
MOSSMAN, Mary (Corbin)
1889-1988
Paintsville resident, Mary Jasper Mossman, 98, died Saturday, February 13 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mossman was born June 9, 1889 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Rev. Steve Corbin and Rebecca Carr. She was a member of Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Alta Mae Smith of Ashland, and Vera Nelson, of Lexington; 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Fred Wiles officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

   
O'BRYAN, Florabelle (Skaggs)
1913-1988
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 4 for Florabelle O’Bryan, 74. Mrs. O’Bryan was born June 16, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Amos and Sarah Francis O’Bryan Skaggs. She was a member of Cedar Grove Untied Baptist Church. Her husband, Lonnie O’Bryan preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are one son, Nelson Lee O’Bryan of Ypsilanti, MI; one brother, Hobart Skaggs of Urbana, IL and three sisters, Delphia Music of Urbana, OH, Marie Blevins of Bellview, MI, and Rebecca Webb of Louisa. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Lowell Webb. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

   
PARSLEY, Elmer
1916-1988
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20 for Elmer Parsley, 72. Mr. Parsley was born January 26, 1916 in Martin County, the son of Elex Parsley and Ama Stepp. He was retired from Kentucky West Virginia Gas. Surviving are his wife, Nola Pemberton Parsley; two sons, Larry E. Parsley, of West Van Lear, and James Morris Parsley of Memphis, TN, two daughters, Esther Meade of Atlanta, GA, and Ann Wiley, of Paintsville; three brothers, Arvill, of Riteman, OH, Bradley of Inez, and Elex of Columbus, OH; four sisters,  Edith Parsley of Ohio, Opal Horne, of Williamson, WV, Susie Perham of Norfolk, VA, and Goldie Broomfield of Ohio; and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home was Richard Crisp. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1988

   
PELPHREY, Ernest
1935-1988
Ernest Lowell Pelphrey, 52, died Tuesday, February 9 in Wabash, IN. Mr. Pelphrey was born June 9, 1935 at Toms Creek, the son of Willie Pelphrey and Hattie VanHoose Pelphrey. He was a member of Erie St. Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Frank and Rev. Richard, both of Wabash. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 11 at 2 p.m. in Grandstaff-Hentgen-Miner Funeral Home in Wabash with Revs. Bobby Webb and Robert McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery in Wabash. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

    
PENNINGTON, Roscoe
1921-1988
Roscoe Pennington, 66, died Monday, February 15 in Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. Mr. Pennington was born June 2, 1921 in Morgan County, the son of Walker Pennington and Marvie Young. Surviving are his wife, Mescal Brown Pennington, four sons, Elwood Pennington of Staffordsville, Wayne Pennington of Prestonsburg, David Pennington, of Van Lear, and James Roscoe Pennington of Flat Gap; four daughters, Carol Parker, of Springfield, OH, Dixie Martin, of Volga, and Dollie Wright and Phyllis Saylor both of Flat Gap; six brothers, Ren Pennington, of Red Bush, Dee Pennington, Jim Pennington, Frank Pennington, George Pennington, and Ray Pennington, all of Flat Gap; two sisters, Sylvia Patrick of Flat Gap, and Susie Fyffe of Baltimore, MD; and 15 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Eual McKenzie and John Fred Ramey officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1988

  
RATLIFF, Roberta (Cantrell)
1921-1988
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 12, for Robertta Ratliff, 66. Mrs. Ratliff was born Oct 28, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jay Cantrell and Alma Arms. Her husband, Elmer Ratliff, preceded her in death in 1971.Surviving are four sons, Herbert of Wabash, N, Robert, of Leander, Alvin of Seitz, and Anthony of Thelma; two daughters, Carol Perkins, of Wabash, and Alma Elizabeth McKenzie of Oil Springs; three brothers, Robert McCarty, Elijah B. McCarty and Elwood McCarty, all of Wabash; one sister, Joy Christine Rice of Dayton, OH; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Liberty Baptist Church were Donald Ray Caudill and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Rice Cemetery in Denver, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 17, 1988

   
RICE, Ella (Rice)
1899-1988
Sitka resident Ella M. Rice, 88, died Tuesday, February 16 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Rice was born December 9, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of Wilson and Sarah J. Auxier Rice. She was a retired teacher and a member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, J.B. Rice; 2 sons, Bryan "Peck" Rice of Sitka and Randall Rice of South Point, OH; 5 daughters, Dottie Ratliff, Loretta Nichols, Lorraine Fannin, Phyllis Murray, and Patty Rice all of Sitka; 5 sisters, Della Rice and Dixie Sherman both of Mechanicsburg, OH, Martha Turner of Greenfield, OH, Ann Lemaster of Cardington, OH, and Frances Jean Litteral of Flat Gap; one half sister, Edna VanHoose Jett of Paintsville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday, February 19 in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Lyons, Jim McKenzie, and John Frank Mead officiating.  Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery at Sitka with Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1988

   
RICE, Nellie (Stambaugh)
1905-1988
Nellie Louise Stambaugh Rice, 82, died Sunday, February 7 at her Stambaugh home. Mrs. Rice was born July 15, 1905 in Johnson County, the daughter of Garfield and Lousina Akers Stambaugh. She was a retired teacher and a member of the First Christian Church.  Her husband, John Hayden Rice, preceded her in death in 1976.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Helen Rice Belcher and Cecelia Picklesimer both of Paintsville and Rose Nell Rose of Franklin, OH; 2 brothers, James R. Stambaugh of River and Lowell Stambaugh of Paintsville; 3 sisters, Rhua Daniels, Lucy VanHoose and Gladys Roberts all of Paintsville; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gus Andrews and J. M. Scott officiating.  Burial was in Rice Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

   
RIGSBY, Hobart
1927-1988
Hobart G. Rigsby, 60, of Blaine, died Friday, February 5, at his home. Mr. Rigsby was born December 23, 1927 in Johnson County, a son of Henry and Laura Boggs Rigsby. He was a disabled oil field worker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Pelfrey Rigsby; three sons, Hobart G. Rigsby, Jr., of Ashland, OH, David Rigsby of Marion, OH and Mike Rigsby of Paintsville, four daughters, Mrs. Linda Lewis and Brenda Lewis, both of Marion, OH; Judy mason of Cardington, OH, and Laura Keaton of Blaine; two brothers, John Rigsby of Keaton and Jackie Rigsby of Offutt; two sisters, Mrs. Audie Davidson of Louisa, and Magalene Kelly of Keaton; and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 8, at the Elizabeth Baptist church in Martha, by Rev. John Pelfrey and Elmer Burchwell. Burial was in Rigsby Family Cemetery with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

    
ROWLAND, Dock
1886-1988
White House resident, Dock Rowland, 102, died Friday, February 19. Mr. Rowland was born January 21, 1886 in Johnson County, the son of Armstrong Rowland and Trenny Ratliff. He was a member of the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Stella Curtis, preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Earl Rowland of Springfield, OH; 5 daughters, Ruth Ratliff of Ragland, WV, Elizabeth Sanders of Indianapolis, IN, Margie Robinson of Greenup, Hazel Lester of Ashland, and Gladys Thompson of Lebanon, IN; 2 brothers, Fred Rowland of Whitehouse and Willie Rowland of Thealka; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Rowland family cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1988

   
VANHOOSE, Eva (Van Sutphen)
1922-1988
Eva VanHoose, 65, died Saturday, February 6 in Lexington. Mrs. VanHoose was born April 26, 1922 in West Virginia, the daughter of Pete Van Sutphen and Lillian Helton. She was a member of Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy VanHoose; four sons, Wayne VanHoose and Lee VanHoose, both of Paintsville, Melvin VanHoose of Nippa, and Masel Dean VanHoose of Morehead; one daughter, Linda Hall of Winchester; one brother, Raymond Van Sutphen of Princeton, WV; and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9 in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, Dick VanHoose and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Family Cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

  
WARD, Odis
1938-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Odis Ward, 49, died Friday, Feb 12, in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Ward was born Oct 24, 1938 in Johnson County, the son of Arnold and Zora Ward. Surviving are two brothers, Clyde of Winchester and Guy of Hydeman, PA, and two sisters, Gloria Miller of Baltimore, MD and Maude Ward of Lexington. Funeral services will be held today, Feb 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Harrison Godshell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 17, 1988

   
WELLS, Delma
1902-1988
West Van Lear resident, Delma Wells, 85, died recently in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born June 12, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of Jacob and Leona Preston Wells. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Ratliff Wells; two sons, Ronald Coleman Wells, of Taylor, MI, and Jack David Wells of Carden City, MI; one daughter Elwanda Butcher, of Barett, WV; one brother, Walter Wells of Tutor Key; and two sisters, Edna Morris of Ashland and Margarett Preston of Williamsport; and eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Price and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

    
WHEELER, Mirian (Collier)
1908-1988
Marian Vance Wheeler, 79, died Wednesday, February 17 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Wheeler was born November 23, 1908 in Texas, the daughter of J. B. Collier and Clarisa Dobbins. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Herman Wheeler, preceded her in death in July 1975. Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Thompson of Atlanta, GA, one sister, Corrie Hearrell of Gravewater, TX, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Weyman McQuire, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1988
     



 
MARCH - 1988


   
  
  
ADAMS, Harrison
1909-1988
Harrison Adams, 78, of New Carlisle, OH, died recently in Kettering Medical Center.  Mr. Adams was born April 21, 1909 in Magoffin County, a son of the late Henry and Flarie Crace Adams.  He was retired from the White Motor Co., Springfield, OH. He was a member of the Upper Honey Creek Baptist Church, Christiansburg, OH.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Altie Jackson, three sons and one daughter.  Surviving are five sons, Ernest of Fletcher, OH, Frank of MI, Raymond, of Sidney, OH, Richard of Casstown, OH, and Carl of Troy, OH; four daughters, Mrs. Avey (Lora) Larch of Tipp City, OH, Mrs. Dale (Florence) Kennedy and Mrs. Herman (Cora) Horner, both of Troy and Mrs. Eugene (Flora) Craft of Cisco, KY; two half brothers, Fedroe Adams of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Carl Adams of Mansfield, OH; three half sisters, Versie Frazer of Salyersville, Cassie Gamble of Lickburg, and Flara Howard of Mansfield, OH; 26 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, with Rev. Thomas Duff officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery, Springfield. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 23, 1988

      
ARROWOOD, James
1988
James A. Arrowood, 73, died Monday, March 7, in Glendale, AZ. Mr. Arrowood moved from Wayland in 1946 and resided in Phoenix, AZ. He was retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Thompson, Bobbie Jacobs, Judy Furniss and Patty Ridell, all of Phoenix; two brothers, Raleigh Arrowood of Las Vegas, NV and Paul Arrowood of Paintsville; four sisters, Frankie Janow of Phoenix, Georgene Oney, of DuQuion, IL, Sylvia Pack of Paintsville, and Billie Strong of Irvine; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mark Dorris at the Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
BARKER, Earl
1918-1988
Earl Barker, 69, died Thursday, March 3, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Barker was born August 7, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Jarrett Barker and Julia Carroll. Surviving are his wife, Helen Swentzel Barker; two sons, John, of Salyersville, and William of West Van Lear; six daughters, Wanda Salyers, and Bonita Barker, both of Van Lear, Robin VanHoose of Lexington, Susan Kachenmeister, of Miamisburg, OH, Deanna Sprinkle, of Kingsport, TN, and Vanessa Campbell of Pikeville; two brothers, Emory and Ernest both of Van Lear; one sister, Jessie Lemaster of Staffordsville; and 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harry Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

   
BURKE, Douglas Burke
1923-1988
Sitka resident, Douglas Burke, 64, died Tuesday, March 8, in U. K. Medical Center. Mr. Burke was born October 27, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of Mart Burke and Martha Lemaster Burke. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Lee Edith Vanhoose Burke; five sons, Harold Thomas, of Flat Gap, Douglas, Checkie Allen, Matthew and Dave, all of Sitka; five daughters, Hazel Fairchild and Rosalee Burke both of Sitka, Juanita Dorton of Flat Gap, Janet Sue Singleton, of Wabash, IN and Martha DeFranisco of Van Lear; three brothers, Clarence of Mechanicsburg, OH, William of Sitka, and Ravern of Stambaugh; five sisters, Dorothy Crislip, Ora Kimbler, Luda McKenzie, and Stella Osborne, all of Sitka, and Faye Adams of Toledo, OH; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 16, 1988

   
CARPENTER, Alta (Boyd)
1911-1988
Alta Young Carpenter, 77, died Monday, March 7, in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Carpenter was born February 24, 1911, in Lawrence County, the daughter of John and Parlee Williams Boyd. She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Russell Young and Edgar Carpenter. Surviving are one son, Russell Young, of Hilliard, OH; two daughters, Phyllis Preston of Columbus, and Bonnie Sue Lemaster of Lowmansville; three sisters, Mattie Puckett and Audrey Mount, both of Springfield, OH, and Hazel Conley of Columbus; and 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 10, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, with John Frank Meade officiating. Burial was in Skaggs-Young Cemetery at Lowmansville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 16, 1988

    
CAWBY, Claretta (Davis)
1988
Claretta Davis Cawby, 38,of Lexington, died Tuesday, Mar 29, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Cawby was a native of Chandlersville. She was the granddaughter of the late Leo and Flo Lemasters and the late Connie and Hesta Davis. She was the niece of Neva Caudill of Paintsville. She had a half brother, Greg Davis, and two half sisters, Brenda and Libby Davis. Funeral services were held Friday, April 1. at Blackburn Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

    
CHARLES, George
1906-1988
Hager Hill resident, George W. Charles, 81, died Friday, March 30. Mr. Charles was born April 23, 1906 in Lawrence County, the son of Oscar and Milissa Travis Charles. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Johnie Isabell Jarrels Charles, seven daughters, Lovella Amburgy, of Prestonsburg, Reva Loraine Kitts of Columbus, OH, Georgia Burns, of Nippa, Wanda Marie Rowland of San Antonio, TX, Mildred Gay Damron of Ashley, IN, and Billie Jean Charles an d Virginia Sue Charles, both at home; one brother, Leonard Charles, of New Jersey; one sister, Cora Lee Gustavena, of Pennsylvania; one half sister, Effa Robinette, of Pikeville and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2, in Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Clarence Lemaster and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
COMPTON, Nolda (Young)
1941-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8 for Nolda Sue Compton, 46. Mrs. Compton was born April 20, 1941 in Johnson County, the daughter of John Logan Young and Edna Borders Young. Surviving are her husband, Clayton Glen Compton; two sons, Virgil Daniels, Jr., and John Glen Compton, both of Ulysses; one daughter, Barbara Sue Young of Lowmansville; one brothers, Lloyd Young of Charlie and two grandchildren. Officiating at services in Walnut Grove Church were Harold Stevens and Gallie Issac. Burial was at Ulysses with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

   
DANIEL, Newet
1904-1988
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 13, for Newet Daniel, 83. Mr. Daniel was born September 11, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of Ed and Mary Preston Daniel. He was a retired miner and a member of Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Conley Daniel; three sons, Roy of Ft. Myers, FL, Arville and Charles both of Columbus, OH; four daughters, Mary Griffith of Lowmansville, Heneritta Puckett of Salyersville, Dorothy Napier of Jackson, and Jearlean Fraley of Thealka; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church were J. K. Caudill and Grover Castle. Burial was in Roy Meadows Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 16, 1988

   
FANNIN, Hansford
1923-1988
Van Lear resident, Hansford Fannin, 64, died Sunday, March 20 in Paul B. Hall Regional medical Center. Mr. Fannin was born Aug 12, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of Grover and Christine Honeycutt Fannin. He was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Alkie Bowling Fannin; three sons, Darvin Fannin of Clintwood, VA, Manford Fannin of Van Lear, and Grover Lee Fannin of Wabash, IN, 8 daughters, Pearl Harris and Linda Lois Delong, both of Van Lear, Ella Jean Butcher and Rita Fay Wells, both of Wabash, Brenda Joyce Hamilton of Louisa, Mary Magdlene Duty of Whitehouse, Elisha Marlene Taylor, of Leander and Barbara Rose Fairchild, of Oil Springs; two brothers,  Marvin and Irvin, both of Van Lear; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will  held today, Wednesday, March 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gene May and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 23, 1988

    
FERGUSON, Maxie (Bailey)
1897-1988
Maxie Bailey Ferguson, 91, died Wednesday, March 9, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Ferguson was born Feb 8, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of Willie and Elizabeth Ann McKenzie Bailey. She was a member of Christian Union Church. Her husband, Nelson Ferguson, preceded her in death in Feb 1973. Surviving are one son, Farrell Ferguson of Keaton; one daughter, Ialeen Salyer of Ashland; one sister, Esta Fraley of Keaton and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday March 11 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder J. T. Bailey and Rev. Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  March 16, 1988

   
FITCH, Ethel (Plummer)
1903-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, for Ethel Fitch, 84. Mrs. Fitch was born October 6, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Charles and Lydia Pack Plummer. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Troy Fitch, preceded her in death in November 1967. Surviving are one son Paul V. Fitch, of Meally; one daughter, Maude Short of Meally and 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Officiating at services in Buffalo United Baptist Church were Ivan Butcher, Sandy Lee Walters, and Claude Mollett.  Burial was in Troy Fitch Cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 23, 1988

   
HITCHCOCK, Wayne
1919-1988
Wayne Hitchcock, 68, died Monday, March 21, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hitchcock was born June 17, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Bennie and Josephine Caudill Hitchcock. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Avanell Blair Hitchcock; three sons, Wayne Franklin, Willard Harrison and Timothy Wayne, all of Denver; two daughters, Virginia Ratliff of Staffordsville, and Carol Blair of Denver; two sisters, Lucille May of Van Lear, and Zetta Caudill of Denver; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Doug Crider and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Denver, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 23, 1988

   
HUFF, Johnnie
1904-1988
Johnnie Huff, 84, of Meally, died Monday, Mar 7, in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mr. Huff was born Feb 24, 1904 in WV, the son of William Huff and Rebecca Phelps Huff. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Lutie Belle Cumbo Huff, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Harold and James both of Columbus; four daughters, Sarah Candy and Betty Perry, both of Columbus, Roberta Hodgkinson of Oregon, OH and Nella Clay of Monroe, MI; 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Orville Short officiating. Burial was in Delong Cemetery at Davella. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 16, 1988

    
HUNT, Eugene
1930-1988
Paintsville resident, Eugene Hunt, 57, died Thursday, March 3, in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mr. Hunt was born March 8, 1930 in Floyd County, the son of Leonard Hunt and Mae Hunt Wiley. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Irene Dills Hunt; one step son, James Dills of Lexington; one step daughter, Wanda Patrick, of Lexington, three brothers, Paul David Wiley, Robert Wiley (Paintsville Mayor), and Virgil Wiley, all of Paintsville; three sisters, Charlene Burchett of East Point, Nell Conley of Hager Hill and Roberta Dixon of David, and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 6, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

   
JONES, Gertrude (Blevins)
1923-1988
Former Johnson County resident Gertrude M. Jones, 64, died Sunday, March 13 in Marysville, OH. Mrs. Jones was born March 24, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ike and Sarah Hayden Blevins. She was a member of the Asbury Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter H. Jones, preceded her in death in March 1983. Surviving are one son, Kenneth Jones of Marysville, two sisters, Geanette Walter of Huntington, IN, and Celia Taylor of Auxier, and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. in Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville, with Rev. William Jones officiating. Burial will be in Milford Center Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 16, 1988

   
KIRK, Beryl (Petty)
1905-1988
Mrs. Beryl Petty Kirk, died Tuesday, March 29, at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home, Ashland. Mrs. Kirk was born June 5, 1905 in Chester, OH, the daughter of Ulysses Simpson and Adda Louise Petty. She was a member of the First Baptist Church  of Orlando, FL. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky Normal School and employed by the Jenkins school system for several years. Surviving are her husband, Chester A. Kirk, of Paintsville; two sons, James Arthur Kirk of Columbus, OH, and Robert Petty Kirk of Glen Burnie, MD; and 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
MEADE, Edgar
1988
Edgar Meade, 72, died Thursday, March 31, in Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH. Mr. Meade was born in Magoffin County. He was a retired carpenter from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Surviving are his father, George C. Meade of Paintsville; two sons, George T. of Steamboat Springs, CO and Stanley B. of Fairborn, OH; one daughter, Peggy C. Clem of Orlando, FL, five sisters, Mary Liz Blanton and Ruthie Vaughn, both of Paintsville, Alka Frazier and Ruby Lee Blanton, both of Staffordsville, and Gladys Cantrell of Oil Springs, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2 in Morris Sons Funeral Home, Fairborn, with Revs. Clyde Bowen and Kevin Boggs officiating. Burial was in Enon cemetery, Enon, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
MUSIC, John H.
1919-1988
Elder John H. Music died March 13 in Wabash, IN. Mr. Music was born November 16, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of John D. Music and Mollie Webb Music of East Point. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother; his wife, Alice Music of Wabash; one daughter, Betty Bruick, of Berne, IN; three brothers, Billy D. of Paintsville, Odus of Donna, TX, and Ray of Dayton, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted March 16, in the Eddington-Stout Mortuary Chapel. Burial was in Falls Cemetery at Wabash. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 30, 1988

    
OSBORNE, Ruie (Blanton)
1906-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Ruie Blanton Osborne, died Wednesday, March 16, in Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Osborne was born June 8, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Harry and Betty Davis Blanton. Her husband, John Osborne, preceded her in death in Dec 1972. Surviving are five sisters, Virgie Bayes of Staffordsville, Jewell Lang of Glen Burnie, MD, Anna Corte of College Park, MD, Dora Fink of Baltimore, MD, and Marie Dutton of Tremont City, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar 19, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Arner Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988

   
PACK, John Benson
1902-1988
John Benson Pack, 85, died Tuesday, March 15, in Salyersville Health Care Center. Mr. Pack was born July 18, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of Lee Pack and Hessie Davis Pack. His wife, Mona Pack died in December 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Fern Pack Ward of Staffordsville; 2 brothers, Tracy Pack of Paintsville and Buell Pack of Stambaugh; one sister, Vessie Lemaster of Paintsville; one grandson. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Thomas Benson Ward (grandson) reading the eulogy. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 23, 1988.

   
PACK, Lockie (Jones)
1929-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, for Lockie Mae Pack, 58. Mrs. Pack was born July 12, 1929 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Dora Preston Jones. She was a member of Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Joe Pack, Jr., one son, James Robert Pack of River, one daughter, Janice Spradlin of River; and three grandchildren. Officiating at services in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church was Venny VanHoose. Burial was in Johnson County Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
PLUMMER, Charles Jr.
1928-1988
Charles Plummer, Jr., 59, died Saturday, March 19 in Huntington, WV. Mr. Plummer was born November 29, 1928 at Offutt, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ward Plummer. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Nancy Rice Plummer, three brothers, Doug of Van Lear, Jack of Paintsville, and Joe of Hazard, and one sister, Phyllis Mullins of Winfield, WV. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 22 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Pelphrey officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 30, 1988

    
RATLIFF, Harry "Johnnie"
1938-1988
Services for Harry "Johnnie" Ratliff, Jr, 49 were held recently in Behrens Mortuary, with Chaplain Richard Johnson officiating. Mr. Ratliff was born March 1, 1938 at Wayland, the son of Harry and Elizabeth Daniels Ratliff. He grew up and attended school in Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Barbara of Box Elder, SD; three sons, Kirt of Rapid City, SD, Kevin, in the U.S. Army in Germany, and Kerry of Box Elder; three daughters, Kimberly Carpenter of Box Elder, and Karen and Kellie both at home; two brothers, Everett Ratliff of Johnson City, TN and Harvey Ratliff of Paintsville; his mother, Elizabeth Ratliff of Paintsville and 3 grandchildren. Burial was in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD with military graveside rites by the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

  
RICHMOND, John
1904-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Mar 27 for John S. Richmond, 84. Mr. Richmond was born Feb 8, 1904 in KY, the son of Henry Richmond and Lula Porter Richmond. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Della Williams Richmond, of Van Lear; two sons, Paul of Van Lear, and Harold of Fairborn, OH; one daughter, Bonnie Fraley of Grayson, two sisters, Anna may of Fairborn and Alice Collins of Van Lear; two grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be Charles Banks. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

   
SAMMONS, Eugene
1927-1988
Eugene Sammons, 60, died Monday, March 7, in his Manton home. Mr. Sammons was born Dec 10, 1927 in Floyd County, the son of Otto Sammons and Louise Layne. He was a minister and evangelist and a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name.  Surviving are his wife, Minnie Steele Sammons; one step son, Billy Litton of Manton; one daughter, Julie Katherine Reffett of Langley; three brothers, Alvis, Billy, and Otto, Jr., all of Ocoee, FL; two sisters, Louree Jones and Janice Sammons, both of Ocoee; four step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Mar 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ruby Poe officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 9, 1988

   
SPARKS, Nola
1909-1988
Miss Nola Sparks, 79, died Thursday, March 31, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Miss Sparks was born February 22, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lafe and Ellen Salyer Sparks. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Grace Sparks and Miss Lora Sparks, both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 3, in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with Elders J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, John G. Pelphrey and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
TRIMBLE, Joe M.
1929-1988
Joe M. Trimble, 58, died Sunday, March 27 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Trimble was born May 9, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Dorris and Maxie Stapleton Trimble. He was a foreman with J.T. Goggans Construction Co.  Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Robinson Trimble; 3 sons, Joe of Miamisburg, OH; Robert of Oil Springs and Donald of Martha; 3 brothers, Charles of Oil Springs and Keith and Harold both of Fairborn, OH; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs with Rev. Douglas Lawson officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Colvin Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 30, 1988

   
TRIMBLE, Ulis
1988
Former Johnson County resident, Ulis M. Trimble, 80, died Thursday, March 24 at his Springfield, OH home. Mr. Trimble was the son of the late Boe and Zuria Trimble of Oil Springs. He was an educator for 12 years in Kentucky and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 20 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Enon, OH. Surviving are his wife, Iva Hackworth Trimble; 2 sons, John of Enon, and Steve of Houston, TX; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Fradd and Mrs. Ann Byerman both of Springfield; one brother, Vensil of Middletown, OH; 2 sisters, Avanell Dills and Sarah Trimble both of Lexington; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 28m, at the First Baptist Church, of Enon. Burial was in Enon Cemetery under the direction of the Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
WEBB, Simon
1913-1988
Funeral services were held Sunday March 27, for Simon Webb, 75. Mr. Webb was born in Jan 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Alex Webb and Amanda Butcher. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen Moore Webb; four sons, Thomas, and Earl, both of TN and Bobby and Jerry, both of Wabash, IN; one daughter Phyllis Hardlin of Wabash; two brothers, Arby Webb of Van Lear and John Webb of Jacksonville, FL and two sisters, Nora Butcher of Van Lear, and Clara Miller of Bucyrus, OH. Officiating at services was Ashley Butcher. Burial was in Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 30, 1988

  
WHITAKER, Nora (Martin)
1894-1988
West Van Lear resident, Nora Martin Whitaker, 93, died Friday, March 25, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Whitaker was born November 30, 1894 in Floyd County, the daughter of Van and Julia Baldridge Martin. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Tan Whitaker, preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Earl J. Whitaker of Paintsville; one daughter, Ethel VanHoose of Morehead; two half sisters, Tina Stambaugh of Printer, and Lula Penn of Ottaway, OH; and nine grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Whitaker Family cemetery at Whitaker. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 30, 1988
     



 
APRIL - 1988

   
   
   
AUXIER, Edgar
1918-1988
Edgar Auxier, 69, died Saturday, April 9, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Auxier was born May 11, 1918 in Johnson County,the son of Tobe and Belle Preston Auxier. He was a retired miner.  Surviving are his wife, Opal Taylor Auxier; 3 sons, Leroy, James and Kenneth, all of East Point; 2 daughters, Bonnie Spradlin and Sherry Bolen, both of East Point; 1 sister, Lottie Delong of Hager Hill and 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, in East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flanery officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 13, 1988

    
BAILEY, Paul
1929-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 19, for Paul W. Bailey, 58. Mr. Bailey was born July 27, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Wallace and Erie Ferguson Bailey. He was the plant supervisor at Foothills Telephone Company for 32 years and was a member of Flat Gap Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Gay Stapleton Bailey; one daughter, Mrs. Ben "Paulinda" Cox of Staffordsville; two sisters, Della Jean Ferguson and Anna Lee Bailey, both of Keaton and two grandchildren. Officiating ar services in Flat Gap Baptist Church were Harold Salyers and Bill Roberts. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were employees of the Foothills Telephone Company. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 20, 1988

   
BANKS, Elzie
1900-1988
Elder Elzie Banks, 88, died Friday, April 22 at his Meally home. Mr. Banks was born April 17, 1900 in Floyd County, the son of Robert and Susan Porter Banks. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Alice Hannah Banks; 4 sons, Elzie Loren of Morehead, Gerald Vernon of Elgin, Ill, Carl Ray of Cincinnati, OH, and Robert H. of Westminister, MD; 3 daughters, Velma Arrowood of Meally, Violet Givens of Cedar Park, TX, and Lou Banks Wallen of Birmingham, Ala; one half brother, George banks of Van Lear; 2 half sisters, Dixie Blevins of Delaware, OH and Geneva Meek of Flatwoods; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 24 in Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Flem Arrowood, Ivan Butcher, and Claude Mollett officiating. Burial was in Banks Family Cemetery at Meally with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

   
BAYES, Edna (Collins)
1909-1988
Edna Bayes, 78, died Tuesday, April 19, at UK Medical Center, Lexington.  Mrs. Bayes was born August 18, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of W. L. "Bill" and Sarah Baldridge Collins. She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Sam J. Bayes, died in December 1980.  Surviving are three sons, Sherman of Oil Springs, and Charles and Carl both of Forest, OH; one daughter Thelma Lester of Denver; and five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 22, in Long Fork United Baptist Church at Riceville, with Elders B. C. Ferguson and Press Hughes officiating. Burial was in Lester Cemetery at Denver with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

   
BELL, Lillie
1900-1988
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 5, for Lillie Bell, 87. Mrs. Bell was born August 19, 1900. Surviving are one son Hershell Coffee of Trenton, MI. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
BRADLEY, Everett
1909-1988
Paintsville resident, Everett F. Bradley, 78, died April 27, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bradley was born November 11, 1909, the son of Lewis M. Bradley and Almeda Shepard Bradley. He was a conductor of the C & O Railway Company. He was a past master of Masonic Lodge No. 381 F & AM, Ambassador Shriner with El Hasa Temple, treasurer of Hillbillies Clan #1, El Has Clown Unit, treasurer of Big Sandy Shrine Club, treasurer of Odd Fellows Lodge #288, former city police judge of Olive Hill and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Vanover Bradley; one son, Everett E. Bradley, of Houston, TX, three daughters, Carol Crawford, of Louisville, Priscilla Brewer of Pikeville, and MaDonna Calhoun, of Thelma; five sisters, Edith Ann Onstatt of Rochester, IN, Frances B. Hart, and Numia Pickle, of Paintsville, Mary Schell of Flint, MI, and Gladys Oppenheimer, of Worthington, OH; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and John P. Salyer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Honorary pallbearers included: Doc Lenox, Dickie Brewer, Wendell Crawford, James Calhoun, Russell, James, Paul Combs, Reggie Breeding, Billie J. Cantrell, Billy R. Cantrell, member of Masonic Lodge No. 381 F & AM, 100 F #288, Big Sandy Shrine Club, El Hasa Temple and Hillbilly Clan #1. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

   
BUTCHER, Wetzel
1903-1988
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 24 for Wetzel Butcher, 85. Mr. Butcher was born Jan 26, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Thomas F. and Minnie Hannah Butcher. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his step mother, Pearl Butcher, of Van Lear; one sister, Daisy Beddow, of Westerville, OH; four half sisters, Wanda Prater, and Dorothy Burke, both of Wabash, IN, Jo Ann Music, of LaFountaine, IN and Thelma Fay Hash, of Chicago, IL; four half brothers, Thomas Butcher and Herschel Butcher, both of Wabash, Frank Butcher of Lagro, IN and Jesse Butcher of Van Lear. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel were David Mollette and Vern Walters. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

  
CASTLE, Mary (Staniford)
1938-1988
Mary E. Castle, 49, died Sunday, April 9, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was born June 1, 1938 in Johnson County, the daughter of Mike and Amanda Mollette Staniford. She was a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are her parents; her husband, Charlie B. Castle; one son, James Castle of Paintsville; one daughter, Barbara Picklesimer of Oil Springs; three brothers, Mike, Jr. Staniford, of Staffordsville, Ronnie Staniford of Thelma and Tom Staniford of Columbia, TN, three sisters, Carolyn Meade of Columbus, OH, Helen Music of Nippa, and Loraine Lyons of Staffordsville; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 13, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist church with Lindsey Meade, Gilbert Meade and John Frank Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  April 20, 1988

    
CHILDERS,  Virginia (Ford)
1988
Virginia Childers, 73, died Thursday, April 7, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Childers was born in Floyd County, the daughter of Bill Ford and Norma Preston Ford. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Richard Childers, preceded her in death in July 1982.  Surviving are a son Archer F. Childers of Louisa; one daughter, Sharon Thomas of Louisa; two brothers, Bobby Ford and Jackie Ford of Wabash, Ind.; six grandchildren and l great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9, in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Doug Burkett and Homer Burchett officiating.   Burial was in Ford Family Cemetery at Auxier, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 13, 1988

    
COLLINS, Michael Duane
1949-1988
Michael Duane Collins, 38, died Wednesday, April 27, in Martin County. Mr. Collins was born August 17, 1949 in Johnson County, the son of Myrtle Slone and the step son of Roy Slone. He was the son in law of Douglas and Juanita Stapleton of Fuget. He was employed by Music Trucking and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Dona Stapleton Collins; one son, Zachary Michael Collins, at home; one daughter, Lisa Machele Collins, at home; five sisters, Judy Parrott of FL, Sandra Reynolds and Lois Scurlock, both of Tutor Key, Brenda Jones of Thelma, and Joyce Music of Denver. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 11, 1988

   
CORNETT, Phil
1922-1988
Phil Cornett, 66, of East Point, died Monday, April 25. Mr. Cornett was born April 20, 1922, the son of Dave and Eda Jane Goble Cornett. He was a retired miner and a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Eula Webb Cornett, four sons, Phil David Cornett, of Panama City, Panama, Billy Cornett and Bobby Keith Cornett, both of East Point, and Stephen Cornett of  Staffordsville; four daughters, Charolet Evans of Danville, Mary Fairchild of East Point, Betty Dotson of Prestonsburg, and Linda Combs of Garrett; one brother, Otto Cornett, of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Emma Music of Meally, Maggie Wright, and Lula Holbrook of Prestonsburg; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers included, William Cornett, Mike Fairchild, Dean Cornett, Ronnie Cornett, Charles Cornett and Ricky Music. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

   
DANIELS, Alberta (Penix)
1923-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 13, for Alberta Daniels, 64. Mrs. Daniels was born Nov 26, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Port and Stella Dutton Penix. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Elbert Daniels, preceded her in death in Jan 1982. Surviving are her mother, four daughters, Sara Miracle, Darlene Baldridge, and Nola Hamilton, all of Wabash, IN, and Stella Walters, of Boonscamp; four brothers, Jim Jack Penix of Williamsport, Port Penix, Jr., of Wabash, Joe Penix, of Blaine, and John Penix of Meally. Officiating at services in Little Friendship United Baptist Church will be Elders Claude Mollett and Shadie Lee Walters. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Boonscamp, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 13, 1988

   
DELZER, Rhinee
1903-1988
Rhinee Delzer, 84, died April 4, in Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville. Mr. Delzer was born September 10, 1903 in North Dakota, the son of Adam and Katherine Mindt Delzer. He was a barber and member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Madeline LeVecesque Delzer preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Frank, of Paintsville and Carroll, of Los Angeles, Ca, one daughter, Jeanne Cervantez of Sydney, Australia; one brother, Lena Ochsner, of Mobridge, SD and 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9 in Paintsville funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Dickerson officiating . Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 13, 1988

   
ECKLES, Ralph
1910-1988
Ralph Eckles, 77, died Tuesday, April 19 at his home. Mr. Eckles was born June 22, 1910 in Lee County, the son of Herbert and Bertha Dalton Eckles. He was retired from National Oil Well Supply Co. Surviving are his wife, Olive Lyons Eckles; one son, Ross Spears, of Paintsville and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

   
FRALEY, Elizabeth (Castle)
1918-1988
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2 for Elizabeth (Lib) Fraley, 69. Mrs. Fraley was born April 19, 1918 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Allen H. and Lilly Smith Castle. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles (Junior) Fraley; one daughter, Judy Wheeler of Barnetts Creek and one grandson. Officiating at services in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church were Irvin Castle and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

    
FORD, Christine (Burton)
1903-1988
Thealka resident, Christine Opal Ford, 85, died Sunday, April 3, in River View Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Ford was born Mar 27, 1903, the daughter of Elisha Burton and Renee Boggs. Her husband, Fred Ford preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Betty Bennett of Payson, AZ; and one grandchild, two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

    
FORD, Francis "Frank"
1916-1988
Francis (Frank) Ford, 71, of Michigan, died Thursday, April 28, at Burgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Mr. Ford was born August  7, 1916 in Auxier. He retired in 1962 after 30 years of service with the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Coldwater. Surviving are his wife, Helen Bidwell Ford; two sons, Thomas of Portage, MI and Henry of Hollywood, CA; three daughters, Mary Frances Krier, of Norristown, PA, Lizabeth Brooks and Melinda Pifer, both of Coldwater and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Church in Coldwater, with Rev. Vaughn Jensen officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, MI with Dutcher Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorial may be given to the Wesleyan Church in Coldwater. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 11, 1988

   
HESTER, Edna (Pitman)
1916-1988
Paintsville resident, Edna P. Hester, 71, died Thursday, April 21 at her home. Mrs. Hester was born October 10, 1916 in Fort Screven, GA, the daughter of Henry Speed and Argyle Blalock Pitman. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and an instructor at Big Sandy CAPS. She was once employed as the director of the arts and crafts department at the Carl C. Perkins Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, John Robert Hester, preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving are one daughter, Harriet Johnson, of Paintsville; one brother, W. B. Pitman, of Charlotte, NC, one sister, Mrs. Jessie P. Melton, of Greenville, SC; and one granddaughter, Jan Johnson. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

   
HOLBROOK, Carmie
1917-1988
Sitka resident, Carmie Holbrook, died Saturday, April 23, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Holbrook was born April 17, 1917 in Breathitt County, the son of John Miles Holbrook and Phoebe Banks Holbrook. Surviving are one son, Milton Holbrook; one daughter, Brenda Holbrook; one sister, Alafair Murphy, of Winchester, and one niece, Elizabeth Adams Castle. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 27, 1988

    
JONES, Betty (Robinette)
1911-1988
Betty Jones, 77, died Thursday, April 28, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Jones was born March 14, 1911 in Floyd County, the daughter of W. P. and Menerva Boyd Robinette. Her husband, Walker Jones, preceded her in death in November 1970. Surviving are one son, Carl Jones, of Shoals, WV, one daughter, Doris McClellan of Huntington; two brothers, Pervis Robinette, of Harold and Rowe Robinette, of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Osa Martin, of Paintsville and Beulah Boyd of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Harshbarger officiating. Burial was in Conn Cemetery at Harold. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

   
MOLES, Bill
1903-1988
East Point resident, Bill Moles, 84, died Thursday, April 7. Mr. Moles was born Dec 20, 1903 in Floyd County, the son of Frank and Belle Music Moles. Surviving are his wife, Rhoda Blair Moles; one daughter, Ruth Evelyn Burchett of Earlanger; two brothers, Dr. Edgar Moles of Lexington, and Floyd Moles of Little Hocking, OH; 6 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 13, 1988

    
MOLLETT, John
1903-1988
John R. Mollett, 84, died Friday, April 1, at his home. Mr. Mollett was born December 23, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of John B. and Sarah Crum Mollette. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Prater Mollett; one son, Hobert Mollett of Weeksbury; one daughter, Alice Hall of Ecorse, MI; one brother, William Mollett of Weeksbury; one sister, Vernie Henson of Weeksbury; and eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and eight step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 4 in Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Weeksbury Cemetery, with Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home of Martin in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

   
NELSON, Joe Stanley
1918-1988
West Van Lear resident, Joe Stanley Nelson, 70, died April 25, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Nelson was born March 23, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of John Wesley and Melissa Martin Nelson. He was a retired miner. His wife, Dorothy Ealey Nelson, preceded him in death in September 1970. Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Trimble, of Paintsville and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 11, 1988

   
PICKLESIMER, Malissie (Patrick)
1906-1988
Malissie Picklesimer, 82, died Saturday, April 23 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Picklesimer was born February 23, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Johnson and Polly Adams Patrick. Surviving are her step mother, Jenny Patrick Carter; her husband, Buel Ray Picklesimer; one son, Bob Picklesimer of Englewood, OH; 4 daughters, Venus VanHoose of Tutor Key, Patty Castle and Janie Picklesimer both of Dayton, OH and Betty Geers of Oxford, OH; one sister, Sarah Thompson of Springfield, OH; one half sister Okie Jewell Stambaugh; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 25, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Venny VanHoose and Hollie Jay VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

  
SMITH, Annie
1911-1988
Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, for Annie Smith, 76. Ms. Smith was born November 2, 1911 in Morgan County, the daughter of Armstrong and Mary Fraley Smith. She was retired from Swinger Corporation, Chicago, IL. Surviving are three sisters, Hazel Kimbleton of Paintsville, Helen Fannin, of Crockett, and Vivian Kemper, of Otisco, IN; one half sister, Elizabeth Salyer, of Parson, KS; and one grandson, Henry Lubinski of Salyersville. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home was Jerry Castle. Burial was at Mima. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

  
WILLIAMS, Larry
1918-1988
Flat Gap resident, Larry Williams, 70, died April 11, at his home. Mr. Williams was born February 2, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Dennis and Ona Williams Williams. He was retired from Fobbins and Myers and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Callie Burchett Williams; one daughter, Leona Edwards of Delta, OH; one brother, Perry Williams of Fairborn, OH; 2 sisters, Lucina Pennington of Flat Gap and Kathryn Collier of Springfield, OH; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 13 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lonza Reed officiating.  Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery at Delta, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 20, 1988

  
WRIGHT, Liddie (Fyffe)
1892-1988
Liddie Wright, 95, died Thursday, April 14, at her home. Mrs. Wright was born November 12, 1892 in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Susan Ferguson Fyffe. She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Merdia Wright, preceded her in death in 1953. Surviving are four sons, Luther, of Flat Gap, James B. and Murl H., both of Reynoldsburg, OH and Dean of….. Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 20, 1988
       



 
MAY - 1988


   
  
ARROWOOD, Fonnie
1988
The family, relatives, neighbors and friends were shocked and deeply grieved by the sudden passing of Fonnie Arrowood, Saturday afternoon, May 7, 1988 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, where all that human hands could do was done to save his life. God called him home at the early age of 45 years, 7 months and 11 days. He leaves the following survivors: his wife, Connie; one daughter, Stephanie of Marion, IN; 2 sons, Walt and Eddie; his father and mother, Walter and Velma Banks Arrowood of Meally; 2 grandchildren, Jarren and Brittenee; his sister, Penny Gorrell of Meally; his grandmother, Alice Banks of Meally and many other relatives, neighbors and friends who knew and loved him. He enlisted in the United States Army August 17, 1961 and served his country overseas for 2 years and 9 months. He won several medals of honor during that time. His occupation was a heavy equipment mechanic and at the time of his death he was self employed.  He was a devoted Christian and very faithful to the church. He was always willing and ready to assist the church in any way.  He was an active member of Bassin' Buddies and a lover of the great outdoors, where he spent many enjoyable hours fishing with his buddies.  He was a coach in the Buddy Basketball League for the Johnson County area. He spent many hours with boys ages 9 through 12, teaching them the fundamentals of basketball, but more importantly, he taught them how to play the game of life. He was highly respected by all member of the league. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, in Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler, Jr and Rev. James Fillers officiating. Graveside services were conducted by DAV Chapter 136.  Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Bassin’ Buddies served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988.

   
BARKER, John Mathew
1988
John Mathew Barker, the infant son of Martin Barker and Tammie Barker, died Thursday, May 12, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Surviving other than his parents is his maternal grandfather, Mike Delong. Graveside rites were held Sunday, May 15 in Highland Memorial Park with Oscar Blankenship officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
BOYD, Donald
1927-1988
Donald Boyd, 61, died Tuesday, May 10, in Paul B. Hall Regional medical Center. Mr. Boyd was born Jan 3, 1927 in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Gracie Wheeler Boyd. He was a retired teacher from Perkins Rehabilitation Center and a member of East Side Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Prater Boyd; one daughter, Donna Woods, of West Van Lear; one brother, Homer Boyd, of Clearwater, FL; one sister, Avanell Chandler of Thelma; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12, in East Side Freewill Baptist Church, with Harry N. Frisby and Ray Maynard officiating. Burial was in Boyd Family Cemetery at Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

   
BOYD, John
1897-1988
Funeral services held Wednesday, May 11, for John Boyd, 91.  Mr. Boyd was born April 27, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Andrew J. and Vashtie Meeks Boyd. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Addie Boyd, preceded him in death in May 1969. Surviving are two sons, Lethora Boyd of Elida, OH and James Preston of Hager Hill; one daughter Ella Mae Eaton of Lima, OH; one sister, Julia Blevins of Prestonsburg; 27 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Claude Mollette and Glen Penix. Burial was in Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

    
BRANHAM, Dixie (Mollette)
1919-1988
Dixie Branham, 69, died Saturday, May 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Branham was born March 14, 1919 in Martin County, the daughter of Nimrod and Susie Delong Mollette. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, John R. Branham, preceded her in death in November 1970. Surviving are two sons, Doug Branham, Meally, and Gary Branham of Tutor Key; eight daughters, Lois Fitch, Meldred Wells, Donna Slone, Gail Trimble, Janet Maynard, and Pam Salyor, all of Meally, and Helen Davis and Ruby Price both of River; one sister Thelma Anglin of NC; and 29 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, May 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Arthur Preece and Elder Glen Penix officiating. Burial was in Ben Branham Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
BROWN, Cynthia (McKenzie)
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 15, for Cynthia Daniel Brown, 75. Mrs. Brown was born December 4, 1912 in Johnson County, the daughter of N. A. McKenzie and Cora Ward. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Daniels in 1965.
Surviving are her husband, Howard Brown, one son, Paul Daniels of Paintsville; one daughter Betty Lemaster of Flat Gap; one  step daughter, Elanor Blanton of Paintsville; one brother, Richard McKenzie of Paintsville; 7 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Elder J. T. Bailey and Irvin Castle.   Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Lomansville, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
BURKETT, Charles "Chute"
1921-1988
Charles (Chute) Burkett, 67, died  Sunday, May 8, in Tanner Medical Center, Georgia. Mr. Burkett was born January 13, 1921 in Floyd County, the son of Charles Burkett and Norma Goble. He was a retired miner.  Surviving are two daughters, Jenifer Anderson of Whitesburg, Ga., and Norma Francine Justice of Hennepin, Ill.; one half brother, Merlin Robinson, of Portsmouth, OH; and one half sister, Betty Nichol of Springfield, OH; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11 in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Doug Burkett and John Frank Ratliff officiating.  Burial was in Ford Family Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

   
BUTCHER, Granville "Bo"
1926-1988
Funeral services were held Friday, May 6, for Granville (Bo) Butcher, 61. Mr. Butcher was born Sep 14, 1926 in Johnson County, the son of Angus Roy Butcher and Mildred Daniels Butcher. He was the parts manager at Bizzack Construction Company. Surviving are his wife, Lena Deloris Webb Butcher; two sons, Russell Lloyd of Williamsport and Jerry Lee, of Prestonsburg; five daughters, Mildred Lois Salyers of Barnetts Creek, Marica Butcher of Lexington, Bonnie Lynn Butcher, of Versailles, and Delorise Ann Hurd and Helen Lorriane Butcher both of Williamsport; four brothers, Donald of Ashland, Clifford of Williamsport, Angus, of Dayton, OH, and Joe of Titusville, FL; and two grandchildren. Officiating at services in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church were Jimmy Price and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in the John W. Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 11, 1988

  
CASTLE, Angus
1912-1988
Retired miner, Angus Castle, 75, died Sunday, May 15, at his Nippa home. Mr. Castle was born Oct 29, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Drewery P. Castle and Lydia Howard Castle. He was a deacon in the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mattie Cantrell Castle; two sons, Bobby Ralph Castle and Alvin D. Castle, both of Nippa; two daughters, Alene Scarberry and Nancy Grim, both of Nippa; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, may 18 in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist church, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

   
CASTLE, Billy J.
1933-1988
Thealka resident, Billy J. Castle, Sr., 54, died Monday, May 9, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born May 30, 1933 in Paintsville, the son of Murner Castle and Malinda McKenzie. Surviving are his wife, Virginia L. Castle, one son, Billy J. Castle, Jr., one daughter, Melanie Ann Bowen; five sisters, Denise Fields, Judy Ealey of Paintsville, Ruth Johnson of Pikeville, Betty Triplett of Marion, OH and Gretta Music of East Point; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11 in the Upper Room Church with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery at Rockhouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May18, 1988

   
CASTLE, Lucinda (Daniels)
1907-1988
Lucinda D. Castle, 80, died Wednesday, May 11, in River View Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Castle was born Nov 29, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Artho Daniels and Rebecca Brown Daniels. She was a retired cook from the Johnson County school system and a member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Arlin castle, preceded her in death in Sep 1978. Surviving are seven sons, Arthur and Paul, both of Paintsville, Clyde of Flat Gap, Willie of Tutor Key, Nathanial of Fairborn, OH, Hayes of Galion, OH, and Richard of Sitka; one brother Everett Daniels of Paintsville; two sisters, Thoral Blanton of Sitka and Arthie Castle of Flatwoods; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Salyers and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
CLICK, Cynthia (Adams)
1910-1988
Former Leander resident, Cynthia Click, 78, died Friday, May 20, in Albion, MI. Mrs. Click was born Mar 17, 1910 in Johnson County, the daughter of Cleveland and Polly Adams. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Amos Click, preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are one son, Lester Click of Mobile, Alabama, two daughters, Polly Spencer of Leander and Opal Music of Albion; two brothers, Frank Adams of Springport, MI, and Bruce Adams of Albion; two sisters, Betty Puckett, of Albion and Minnie Boyd of Lisbon, OH; and 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 24, with Rev. Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 25, 1988

   
COLLINS, Callie (Daniels)
1898-1988
Van Lear resident, Callie Collins, 90, died Sunday, May 8, 1988 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville. Mrs. Collins was born February 20, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of Joshua and Matilda Preston Daniels. She was a member of Daniels Creek Church of Christ.  Her husband, McKinley Collins, preceded her in death in February 1985.  Surviving are three sons, Carl and Clyde of Van Lear and Raymond of Frankfort; three daughters, Mary Ferguson of Lexington, Lois May and Maggie Penix, of Van Lear; two brothers, Orville Daniels of Sitka and Shilo Daniels of Chapmansville, W. VA.; one sister Stella Mae Lackey of Boons Camp; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with J. M. Scott and Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the Collins Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
DANIELS, Verona (Perry)
1903-1988
Verona Daniels, 84, died Sunday, May 15, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Daniels was born December 16, 1903 in West Virginia, the daughter of Harlan and Nancy Ward Perry. Her husband, Auburn Daniels preceded her in death in June 1983.  Surviving is one brother, Oakley Teague of River. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 18, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Venny VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

  
DELONG, Cleatis
1988
Springfield, OH resident, Cleatis Delong, 65, died Wednesday, May 18, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Malta B. King Delong, and a grandson, Jeffery Delong. Surviving are three sons, Woodrow and Gary, both of Plain City, OH and Darrel of Columbus, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sandy) Horch and Mrs. Paul (Rita) Newell, both of Plain City; two brothers; two sisters, and 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21 in Ferguson Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Karns officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
ESTEPP, Esta (Lemaster)
1906-1988
Former Johnson County resident Esta Estepp, 82, died Tuesday, May 10, in Marysville, OH. Mrs. Estepp was born Jan 29, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Melissa Salyer Lemaster. She was a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist church. her husband, Oakley Estepp, preceded her in death Mar 1987. Surviving are four sons, James, Oakley and Hobart, all of Marysville, and Marvin of Milford Center, OH; two daughters, Gladys Jones of Milford Center and Alkie Salyers, of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Clyde Lemaster of Sitka, and Ealey Lemaster of Paintsville; 29 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, May 13, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Lindsey Meade officiating at services. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
FREY, Patsy (Salyer)
1928-1988
Patsy Coil Salyer Frey, 59, died Tuesday, May 3 in Seattle, WA. Mrs. Frey was born October 20, 1928 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Gorman Patrick and Katherine Irne Coil Salyer. She was a self-employed artist. Surviving are one son, Hans Gorman Frey; one daughter, Karen Fairbrook of Seattle; two brothers, Dan Salyer of Paintsville and Dr. William L. Salyer of Winchester; one sister, Irene S. Chandler of Lexington; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 11,1988

   
GOBLE, Melvin
1927-1988
Melvin Hanse Goble, 61, died Saturday, May 14, in Ironton, OH. Mr. Goble was born December 25, 1927 in Floyd County, the son of Howard Goble and Goldie Wells Goble. He was a construction worker with C. J. Hughes Construction, Co., Huntington, WV. Surviving are one son, Danny Goble, of Huntington; one brother, Paul Goble, of Huntington; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be held today, Wednesday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Goble Family cemetery in Auxier. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

   
HAMILTON, Edgar
1919-1988
Edgar Poe Hamilton, 69, of Ashland, died Sunday, May 1 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Hamilton was born March 2, 1919 at Red Bush, the son of the late C. P. and Macy Bond Hamilton. He was a retired heating and air conditioner service technician and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Harris Hamilton; three brothers, Ellis B. Hamilton, and Edwin Jack Hamilton, both of Paintsville, and Ford Hamilton of Red Bush; two sisters, Finetta Mullins of Paintsville and Edra Hill, of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 3, at the Miller Funeral Home, by Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
HAMILTON, Paul
1923-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, for Paul Hamilton, 65. Mr. Hamilton was born March 11, 1923, the son of William and Ida Sarver Hamilton. He served in the United States Navy, World War II and was a disabled veteran. Surviving are one brother, Edger Hamilton of Baltimore, MD; four sisters, Nina Torbeck, Ada Wagner and Joyce Simon, all of Baltimore and Wanda Shoemaker, of Martinsville, VA; two half brothers, George Hamilton of Meally, and Larry Hamilton of Paintsville and one half sister Diana Cantrell of Paintsville. Burial was in Patrick Family Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
HOLBROOK, Audrey (Montgomery)
1909-1988
Paintsville resident, Audrey Holbrook, 79, died Monday, May 30, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Holbrook was born February 4, 1909 in Morgan County, the daughter of James Montgomery and Elizabeth Keaton. Her husband, Winfield Holbrook Sr., preceded her in death in October, 1983.  Surviving are 5 sons, John, Winfield, Jr., and David all of Van Lear and Kenneth and Roger both of Davis Branch; 4 daughters, Anna Margret Davis of Davis Branch, Gladys Castle of Hager Hill, Rebecca Conley of Manassas, VA, and Jewell Collins of Fairland, IN; 2 brothers, Harold Montgomery of West Van Lear and Henry Montgomery of Flat Gap; 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 1, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Holbrook family cemetery at Davis Branch.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 1, 1988

   
HOSKINS, Gertrude (Patrick)
1895-1988
Paintsville resident, Gertrude Hoskins, 92, died Wednesday, May 4, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hoskins was born Aug 22, 1895 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Robert Patrick and Collista A. Stafford. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and a chartered member of DAR. Her husband, Rev. Harry Hoskins, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sisters, Alice Wheeler Kratz, Betty Wheeler Rawlings and Mary Margaret Howes. Graveside rites were held Saturday, May 7, with Gene Strange officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

  
LAVENDER, Stephen W.
1923-1988
Former Paintsville resident, Stephen W. Lavender, 64, of Delaware, OH, died Sunday, May 15, at his home. Mr. Lavender was born July 3, 1923 in Paintsville.  He was retired from the Magic Chef Corp, Columbus, OH. He served in the Army in World War II and was a member of the Delaware Eagles Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Deloris "Dee" Skaggs Lavender; a son, Con Edward of DeRitter, Louisiana; a daughter, Charlene Mercer of Belleville, MI; 2 step sons, Roger Sparks of Ashley, OH and Danny Sparks of Delaware; one step daughter, Debra Kaple of Delaware; 3 sisters, Mary Wallen of Clarksville, TN, Edith Kays of Madison, IN,  and Kittie Preston of Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 18, in DeVore Pletcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
LEFFLER, Hazel (Stapleton)
1906-1988
Hazel Howard Leffler, 81, died Thursday, May 19 in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Leffler was born December 14, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ashland and Virgie Stapleton. Surviving are two sons, Joe Howard of Tucson, AZ, and Orville Howard of Pedro, OH; 2 brothers, John Stapleton, of Corona, Ca, and Bill Stapleton of Huntington; 3 sisters, Leecie Stapleton, Julia Ann Maynard and Sarah Auxier all of Hager Hill; 7 grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday, May 22 with Elder Scottie Williams officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Cemetery at Hager Hill with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
MARSHALL, Virginia (Carpenter)
1936-1988
Virginia Marshall, 51, died Tuesday, May 31, in Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Marshall was born July 8, 1936 in Johnson County, the daughter of Dudley and Annie Gibson Carpenter. She was a member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Paul Edward Marshall, Dave Marshall, William Douglas Marshall, and Jeffery Marshall, all of Salyersville; three daughters, Jennifer Marshall, Janice Risner, and Tammy Marshall, all of Salyersville; two sisters, Oakie Conley of Swamp Branch and Opal Marshall of Marion, OH; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 3, in Faith Freewill Baptist Church, with Melvin Blanton and Wayne Meade, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Roark Cemetery at Bradley, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
MEDDINGS, Gladys (Stanley)
1911-1988
Funerals services will be held Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m. for Gladys Meddings, 77. Mrs. Meddings was born March 7, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bascom and Phoebe Bevil Stanley. Her husband, Ott Meddings, preceded her in death in November 1972. Surviving are two sons, James Meddings of Paintsville and David Meddings of Paducah; one daughter, Rachel Musgrave of Ashland; one sister, Bessey Ussery of Long Beach, CA and four grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be Rev. Charles Milam. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

   
MUSIC, Bertie (Setser)
1911-1988
Bertie Setser Music, 76, died Sunday, May 29. Mrs. Music was born July 20, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Walter and Lucy Hatcher Setser. She was a retired teacher from the Johnson County School System with 39 years service and a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Everett Music; three brothers, Frank and Marvin Setser of Van Lear and Kenneth Setser of Louisa; and two sisters, Pearl Beardsley of Dallas, TX and Mable Spears of Van Lear. Funeral services were held June 2, with Brother Dave Flanery officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 15, 1988

  
PELPHREY, Grant
1929-1988
Funeral services for Grant Pelphrey, 58,of Alvada, OH, were held recently at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Mr. Pelphrey was born June 20, 1929 in Paintsville, to Grant and Cinda (Ward) Pelphrey. He was a machinist at Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, OH. He served in the U. S. Army from 1945-1946 and was a member of the Carey American Legion and the Findlay VFW. He was a member of Carey Blue Lodge 420, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, OH, Toledo Shrine and the Findlay Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife, Barbara L. Coffman; two sons, Rodney G. and K. Alan both of Findlay, OH; three brothers, Garret, of Ashland, David of Findlay, and Benjamin, of Fremont; four sisters, Cordia Griggs, Mrs. John (Cora) Setser and June Pelphrey, all of Findlay, and Mrs. Allen (Martha Ann) porter of Mesa, AZ; 5 grandchildren and a step grandson. Officiating at services was Rev. Lowell Reeder. Burial was in Memory Gardens near Arcadia, OH. Memorial may be made to Cancer Patient Services. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

   
PHELPS, Malta (Sammons)
1900-1988
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. for Malta L. Phelps, 87. Mrs. Phelps was born June 2, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of Joe and Laura Hall Sammons. She was a member of Ridge Road Church of Christ and Lively Travelers Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Phelps, one daughter, Laura Combs, and two brothers, Floyd and T. A. Sammons. Surviving are nine sons, Jay, of Florida, Carl L. of Belleville, MI, Thomas of Ypsilanti, MI, Francis of Illinois, Richard and Joe, both of Clinton, MI, Dudley of Ann Arbor, MI, Michael of Grand Rapids, MI, and Gary of Wyoming; three daughters, Christine Collins of Addison, MI, Lois Warren of Tennessee, and Barbara Cullin of Saline, MI; two brothers, Rev. John G. Sammons, of West Van Lear and Frank Sammons of Van Lear; and 36 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and three great- great grandchildren. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery at Paintsville, with John G. Sammons officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
PRESTON, Thornze
1924-1988
Paintsville resident, Thornze Preston, 64, died Friday, May 20, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Preston was born Feb 8, 1924 in Johnson Co., the son of Marion Preston and Malinda Steele Preston.  Surviving are one brother, Elmer Preston, of Paintsville; and two sisters, Lilly Preston, and Lora Preston, both of Paintsville.  Funeral services were held Sunday, May 22, in Jones - Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Castle officiating.  Burial was in Preston Family Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988 

  
RAMEY, Hayes
1905-1988
Retired miner, Hayes Ramey, 82, died Monday, May 16. Mr. Ramey was born Aug 30, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Dan and Sarah Collins Ramey. He was a member of the Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Martha Music Ramey; one son, Hayes Ramey, Jr. of Van Lear; two daughters, Ruby Perkins and Billie Collins, both of Van Lear; one sister, Myrtle Smetanko of Columbus, OH; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, may 19 in Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church, with Roger Hill and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
RATLIFF, Obie
1925-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, May 30, for Obie Ratliff, 63. Mr. Ratliff was born March 7, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of Topsy and Leona Fairchild Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Iva Joy Horne Ratliff; 2 sons, Obie Eugene and Jerry Dean both of Denver; 2 daughters, Patsy Bevins of Denver and Wilma McCarty of Ashville, OH; 3 brothers, Frank Edison, Ova, and J.C. all of Urbana, OH; 6 half brothers,  Topsy Ray of Sitka, Earl and Clark both of Denver, Lawrence of Wittensville, Andy of Blaine and Hollie of Red Bush; 4 sisters, Dicie VanHoose, Dixie Blair, Ella Fay Ratliff all of Denver, and Hattie Thacker; 3 half sisters, Ollie, Martha, and Mary. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home was Melvin Blanton. Burial was in Obie Ratliff family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 1, 1988

   
REED, Harold
1928-1988
Harold Eugene Reed, 60, of Stoutsville, OH, died Friday, May 13, at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mr. Reed was born May 9, 1928 in Ashland, the son of Don and Blanch Lemaster Reed of Stoutsville.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna r. Swackhammer, in 1960. Surviving are his parents; one brother, Paul M. Reed of Circleville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Wanda) Chappell and Mrs. James (Brenda) Hoover both of Circleville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services held Monday, May 16, at the Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home in Circleville with Rev. William Airson officiating. Burial was in Forest Cemetery at Circleville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 1, 1988

  
REYNOLDS, Eugene
1895-1988
Meally resident, Eugene Reynolds, 93, died Sunday, May 22, in Tipp City, OH. Mr. Reynolds was born April 7, 1895 in Johnson County, the son of John and Louise Conley Reynolds. He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist church. His wife, Rachel Rowland Reynolds, preceded him in death in 1950.  Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Short of Meally, and Betty Lemaster, of Tipp City; and 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, may 25 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Harper officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
ROBERTS, Norman
1921-1988
Former Johnson County resident Norman (Payday) Roberts, 66, died Thursday, May 26 in Our Lady of Bellefonte hospital. Mr. Roberts was born October 15, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Bert Roberts and Zona Lemaster Roberts. He was a retired construction worker with Ross Brothers, a veteran of World War II and a member of Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Isabel Tackett Roberts; two sons, Norman Jr., of Flatwoods, and Jimmy Grant of Ashland; one sister, Katherine Barber of Worthington; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 29 in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, with Richard Williams, Kermit Preston and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 1, 1988

   
SALYER, Darnell
1988
Darnell Salyer, professor of chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University, died Monday, May 16, at his home. He was the son of Fannie May Salyer and the late Clarence Salyer of Hager Hill. He is survived by his wife, Octavia Elizabeth Salyer; two sons, Darnell David Salyer, and James Christopher Salyer, both of Lexington; a brother, Clarence Edger Salyer of Frankfort; and a niece, Karen McElmurray, of North Garden, VA.  He graduated from Prestonsburg High School as salutatorian of his class, attended Pikeville College and received the bachelor of science degree with high distinction from Eastern Kentucky University in 1952. He completed his graduate work at Ohio State University where he received a Ph.D. degree in 1956 in analytical and radio chemistry. He was a member of Phi Lambda Upsilon, a chemistry honorary. He was a professor of chemistry at Shorter College in Rome, GA from 1956-59. From 1959 to the present he had been professor of chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University. Numerous summer professional activities included visiting professor at the University of Florida in 1964; consultant for Ohio State University and NSFUSAID, Summer Institutes in India, 1966-1967. He was a member of the Richmond Lions Club for 28 years, a life-long stamp collector and a member of the Lions International Stamp club. He was a member of the Henry Clay Philatelic Society.  He was a member of the American Association of University Professors, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, life member of the Kentucky Academy of Science, a member of the National American Chemical Society sections of analytical chemistry and chemical education. He was author and co-author of 14 publications, chiefly in chemical education or computer-assisted instruction. He was director of three master's degree projects at Eastern Kentucky University and of several undergratuate students' projects. He was a life-long member and deacon of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, may 18, in the Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, by the Rev. Curtis Warf. Burial was in Madison Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Sherman Fritz, David Graham, Dr. Jim Salter, Dorlan Grimes, Lewis Power and Judge William Robbins. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the First Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

   
SALYERS, Oma (Pennington)
1917-1988
Oma Pennington Saylor Salyers, 70, died Monday, May 30, in St. Joe Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Salyers was born July 25, 1917 in Magoffin Co., KY, the daughter of Jerry Pennington and Ellen Blair. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Byrd Saylor in 1939 and Earl Salyers in 1977. Surviving are three sons, Melvin Saylor of Oil Springs, Troy Salyers of Swamp Branch, and Roy Salyers of Columbus, OH; six daughters, Della Faye Howard of Salyersville, Edna Fultz, Mary Shanks and Imogean Fultz all of Beattyville, Reva Hamilton of Wittensville and Josephine Issacs of Nicholasville; two brothers, Frank Pennington of Flat Gap and Burley Pennington of Falcon; four sisters, Cradie Owens of Paintsville, Ada Johnson of Staffordsville, Jessie Adams of Woodstock, OH, and Eva Saylor of Zanesville, OH; 26 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton, Estil Adkins and Freddie Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Pennington Family Cemetery at Falcon. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June1, 1988

   
SIMPSON, Mary (Spradlin)
1918-1988
Chesapeake, VA resident Mary Lorraine Simpson, 70, died Thursday, May 12 in Chesapeake, VA hospital. Mrs. Simpson was born February 24, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Britton and Ollie Lemaster Spradlin. Her husband, Daniel Simpson, Sr. preceded her in death in December1987.  Surviving are one son, Daniel Simpson, Jr. of Chesapeake; 4 brothers, Douglas Spradlin of South Point, OH, Hendrick Spradlin of Nippa, Fred Spradlin of Ohatchee, Ala and Ben Spradlin of West Liberty; 2 sisters, Mabel Taylor of Denver and Marie Meeks of Ashland. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 14 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in Spradlin Cemetery, Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

  
VANHOOSE, Irene (Daniels)
1913-1988
Irene VanHoose, 75, died Friday, May 27, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born  January 26, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Tealie VanHoose Daniels. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Wendell VanHoose; one daughter, Marjorie Pelphrey of Paintsville; one brother, Edd Daniels, of Ulysses; one sister, Maggie Daniels of Tutor Key; and eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 30, in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa, with Revs. James K. Caudill and Paul Browning officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Family cemetery at Tutor Key, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Kevin VanHoose, Jerry VanHoose, Brad Daniel, Bob Steward, Dennis Walker and Mike Warner. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 1, 1988

  
VANHOOSE, Thelma (Moore)
1909-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 17, for Thelma VanHoose, 79. Mrs. VanHoose was born March 18, 1909 in Louisa. She was a member of Baker Branch Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Guy VanHoose, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence VanHoose of Morehead, and Robert VanHoose of FL; two brothers, Jessie Moore of Columbus, OH and Rudolph Moore; two sisters, Myrle Moore, and Louella Brumfield; and 2 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Officiating at services in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist church with Venny VanHoose. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Thealka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1988

  
WARD, Virginia (Hall)
1916-1988
Virginia Hall Ward, 71, died in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Ward was born Dec 13, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lonzo and Lucy Wells Hall. She was a retired cook and a member of the Meally Church of Christ.  Her husband, Cecil Ward, preceded her in death in June 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Jo Ann Castle and Helen Meade, both of Paintsville. Services held May 22 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Otis Blankenship and Orville Short officiating.  Burial was in Hall Cemetery at King Addition. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 25, 1988

   
YOUNG, James Earl
1920-1988
James Earl Young, 68, died Monday, May 2, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Young was born Feb 14, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of Otto and Pearlie Young Blair. Surviving are his wife, Marie Hayden Young; four sons, James D. of Columbus, OH, Same E. of Charlotte, NC, and David P. and Billy Joe, both of Wittensville; one daughter Judy Ann Arms of Wooster, OH; two brothers, Flem Osborne, Jr., and Foster Young, both of Columbus; three sisters, Kathleen Osborne of Paintsville, and Catherine Hayden and Elenore Young, both of Wabash, IN and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 5 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. John Frank Ratliff and Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Church Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 4, 1988
        


 
JUNE - 1988

    
   
  
ADAMS, Nora M.
1909-1988
Former Van Lear resident, Nora M. Adams, died Thursday, June 9. Mrs. Adams was born April 26, 1909. She was a member of the First Dayton Freewill Baptist Church and the Van  Lear Historical Society. Surviving are one son, Samuel Reece Watkins; one daughter, Betty Watkins Ashby; four grandchildren, Pamela Roberts, Stephen Ashby, Anthony Watkins, and Kelle Watkins; one sister, Ethel Daniel; a niece and nephew; and three great grandchildren, Karah Shockley, Jonathan Roberts and Mallory Watkins. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

    
BALDRIDGE, Eugene
1918-1988
Eugene Baldridge, 70, died Tuesday, June 21, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, Ashland. Mr. Baldridge was born February 3, 1918 in Pike County, the son of Otto Sr., and Lora Baldridge. He was a retired radio engineer. Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Dole, of Winchester, Yvone Burchett of Stambaugh, and Carole Monroe, of Paintsville; three brothers, Gelain, and Otto, both of Paintsville, and Bob of Sioux City, IA; one sister, Jennie Williamson of Flatwoods, and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 23, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene Strange officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

   
BALDRIDGE, Martin Sr.
1898-1988
Martin Otto Baldridge, Sr., 90, died Monday, June 6, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Baldridge was born January 1, 1898, in Floyd County, the son of Charlie and Lou Smith Baldridge. He was a former City Council member, former police judge, magistrate of Districe 1 and a former chairman of the board of Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lora (Baldridge) Baldridge; four sons, Otto, Jr., Gelain, and Eugene, all of Paintsville, and Bob of Sioux City, IA; one daughter, Jennie Williamson, of Flatwoods; one brother, Elza Baldridge of Portsmouth, OH; and 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
BLANTON, Arnold
1919-1988
Arnold Blanton, 69, of Willard, OH, died June 14, at Shelby Memorial Hospital. Mr. Blanton was born March 5, 1919 in Paintsville. He had farmed and was a former employee of Faith, Root and Heath Company and Plymouth Locomotive Company, retiring in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Blanton, in 1971, and a son, Paul Kenneth Blanton in 1982. He is survived by his mother, Nellie Blanton, of Ashland, OH, one son, Arnold James Blanton of Shiloh, OH; three daughters, Catherine L. Blanton, of Shiloh, Wanda Lee Neeley, of Orlando, FL and Helen Gose of Heath, OH; two brothers, Garvin Blanton of Greenwich, OH and Marvin Blanton of Shiloh; and one sister, Carrie Castle of Ashland, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, June 17 in Eastman Funeral Home in Greenwich. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

    
BLANTON, Edna (May)
1930-1988
Edna Carol Blanton, 58, died Friday, June 3, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blanton was born Mar 11, 1930 in Johnson County, the daughter of Curtis and Donnie Conley May. She was a member of Ballott Pentecostal Church. Her husband, Herbert Blanton, Jr. preceded her in death in 1986. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Hannah, and Judi Colvin, both of Leander; three brothers, Curtis May, Jr. of Springfield, OH, Jack May of Haymarket, VA and Joe May of Winchester, VA; one sister, Jean Blanton of Carey, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, in the Freewill Baptist Church in Riceville, with Revs. Herbert Arms and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch, with Paintsville, Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
BROWN, Claude
1916-1988
Retired electrician, Claude Brown, 72, died Wednesday, June 15.  Mr. Brown was born April 3, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of George and Minnie Daniel Brown.  Surviving are his wife, Neva Evelyn Kerns Brown; one son, Johny Brown, of West Van Lear; two daughters, Carolyn Owens, and Sandra Wattenberger, both of Volga; two brothers, Charlie Brown of Tutor Key and Clarence Brown of Volga; one sister, Susie Hitchcock, of Volga; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, June 18, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Fred Ramey officiating. Burial was in Brown Family Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
BUTCHER, Barbara Sue (Ward)
1932-1988
Barbara Sue butcher, 56, died Saturday, June 18 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Butcher was born February 23, 1932 in Johnson County, the daughter of John N. Ward and Gracie Plummer Ward. She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Ivan Butcher; one daughter, Jane Butcher, of Meally; 3 sisters, Lydia Arrowood of St. Albans, WV, Ethel Daniels and Betty Daniels both of Paintsville and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Monday, June 20, in Buffalo United Baptist Church with Flem Arrowood, Shade Lee Walters and Glen Penix officiating. Burial was in Ward Family Cemetery at Offutt.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
BUTCHER, Herschel
1928-1988
Funeral services held Saturday, June 4, for Herschel Butcher, Jr, 59. Mr. Butcher was born July 28, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of Herschel Butcher, Sr and Loena Roberts Butcher. He was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean War. Surviving are two brothers, Charles W. of Catlettsburg, and Larry Keith, of Thelma; four sisters, Joan Music, of Meally, Avonell Joseph of Dayton, OH, Billie Jean Morales of Tampa, FL and Patty Stalnaker of Pikeville. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Ronnie Spriggs and Roy L. Bryant. Burial was in family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
CASTLE, James
1924-1988
James “Boots” Castle, 64, of River, died Thursday in the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville.  Mr. Castle was born March 6, 1924, in Johnson County, a son of the late Walter and Hester Burchett Castle. He was a retired electrician. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Murray Castle; two sons, Gary William Castle of Ashland, and Michael Ray Castle of Paintsville; two brothers, Walter Castle, Jr. of Stambaugh, and Quentin Castle of Paintsville; a sister, Opal Rice of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 3, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John G. Pelphrey, J. D. Rice and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 6, 1988

   
CAUDILL, Angeline (Jayne)
1907-1988
Former Johnson Co., resident, Angeline Jayne Caudill, 80, died Sunday, June 12, in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana, OH. Mrs. Caudill was born Sep 18, 1907 in Johnson Co., the daughter of Johnny and Cora Blanton Jayne. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Grant Caudill, preceded her in death in July 1985. Surviving are six daughters, Anna Lee Hildreth, of Urbana, Beulah Logel of Listowel, Ontario, Ruby Caudill and Joan Brugh, both of Cable, OH, Mary Thompson of Piqua, OH and Mable Blanton of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 16, in Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville at 1:30 pm with Sturgill McCarty and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 15, 1988

   
CLARK, Stella (Lumpkins)
1923-1988
Stella M. Clark, 65, died Saturday, June 4, in Upper Sandusky, OH. Mrs. Clark was born May 25, 1923, in Pike County, the daughter of Charlie Lumpkins and Bertha Lowe Lumpkins. She was a member of Harpster United Methodist Church. Her husband, Charles Clark, preceded her in death in February 1981. Surviving are three sons, Charles K., and Craig L., both of Upper Sandusky, and Paul F. of Pleasant Garden, NC; one daughter, Mrs. Jimmy (Sandra) McCarty of Upper Sandusky; three brothers, Frank Lumpkins of Delphos, OH, Paul Lumpkins of Florida and Howard Lumpkins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, with Rev. James Riggs officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Key, OH with Bringman and Company Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorial can be made to Wyondot County Home Health Care in Upper Sandusky. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
CONLEY, Alvis
1913-1988
Retired truck driver, Alvis Conley, 75, died Tuesday, June 28, in his Hager Hill home. Mr. Conley was born March 3, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Bascom and Maggie Blair Conley. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Kennard Conley; two daughters, Phyllis Jean Williams, and Sharon Kaye Blair, both of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 30, in Collista Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 6, 1988

   
CONLEY, Burl
1902-1988
Former Johnson county resident Burl Conley, 86, died Tuesday, May 31, in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Conley was born March 20, 1902 , the son of John Conley and Mintie Hitchcock. Surviving are his wife, Eula Mae Lovejoy, of Wellington, OH, and Johnnie Brown of Cleveland, OH; one daughter, Patsy Hampton, of Oil Springs; one sister, Bertha Coleman, of Dayton, OH; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

    
CRAFT, Dewey
1921-1988
Meally resident, Dewey Craft, 66, died Friday, June 24 in Huntington, WV. Mr. Craft was born Aug 11, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Collista Hall Craft. He was retired from the state highway department and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Geraldine Craft, preceded him in death in July 1978. Surviving are three sons, Ronney, and Arbie, both of Meally, and Tim of Paintsville; one daughter Vanessa Fannin of Van Lear; two brothers, Charlie Craft, Jr. and Denver Craft, both of Meally; two sisters, Alberta Salyers of Cannonsburg and Myrtle Short of Fairborn, OH; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Graveside services were conducted by DAV Chapter 136 of Paintsville at the Craft Cemetery, Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

  
DALE, Elsie
1918-1988
Elsie Dale, 69, died Monday, June 13, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Dale was born August 24, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Lewis and Sarah Hitchcock Dale. He was a member of the Upper Room Church. Surviving are his wife, Velda Phillips Dale; six sons, Kelsie, of Martin, Larry, Edgar, Bobby, Gary, and John, all of Paintsville; five daughters, Ann Anderson, of Ironton, OH, Drena Lemaster, Marcella Dale, Jenny Stapleton and John Dale, all of Paintsville; two brothers, Parris Preston and Paris Preston, both of Worthington, OH; two sisters, Florence Blair and Exer Dale, both of Worthington; and 23 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, today, June 15 at 2 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted by the DAV Chapter 136, Paintsville, with burial in Dale Family Cemetery, in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 15, 1988.

    
DANIELS, Okie
1911-1988
Thealka resident, Okie Daniels, 76, died Wednesday, June 8, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Mr. Daniels was born August 29, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of Jeff Daniels and Vina Belcher. Surviving are one brother, Jeff Daniels, Jr. of Nippa; 3 sisters, Sara Browning of Powell, TN, Anna Ruth Daniels of Nippa and Sible Daniels of Thealka. Funeral services were held Friday, June 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 15, 1988

  
GREEN, Arthur
1922-1988
Former Johnson County resident Arthur Green, 65, died Sunday, June 12 in Amherst, OH. Mr. Green was born October 25, 1922, the son of the late Minward and Clara Barker Green. He served in the Army in the 69th Tank Division during World War II.  He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Belgium in 1945. He retired from Boilermakers Construction Local 744 in June 1979. Surviving are his wife, Louise Hatfield Green; 3 sons, Benna A. of Athens, OH, Roger J. of Oberlin, OH, and Kemal L. of Hamilton, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred (Bonnie L.) Mason of Woodsville, NH, and Mrs. Glen (Jeldia V.) Goodell of Norwalk, OH; 2 brothers, Oakley of east Point and Chester of Lowmansville; 6 sisters, Nola Afentakis of Arizona, Ola Kastraunis of Oil Springs, Mary Reves of Florida, Dolly Schmitt of Indiana, Mrs. Curtis (Nora) Blair of Oil Springs and Mrs. Don (Clara) Michaels of Lewisville, TX.  He was an ordained deacon of the Green Valley United Baptist Church of Stow, OH.  Funeral services were  conducted at Garland-Misencik Funeral Home of Amherst with Elders James H. Page, Oliver Scaff, John C. Penix and Homer Church officiating. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

    
HEDGES, Elsum G.
1988
Elsum G. “Al” Hedges, 73, of Owensboro, died Tuesday, June 21, at his home. Mr. Hedges was born in Moweaqua, IL. He retired in 1977 as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 26 years service, was subsequently employed for several years with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, and was a member and former vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Owensboro Rotary Club and Owensboro-Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and served on the Small Business Advisory Council. He was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, a Kentucky Colonel and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary S. Hedges, a son, William S. Hedges, of Owensboro, a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Eleanor H.) Meisenheimer of Knoxville, TN; and two grandchildren, Laura and Michael Meisenheimer, both of Knoxville. Services were held at the Trinity Episcopal Church. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the memorial fund of The Kentucky Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, 1381 Bardstown Rod., Louisville, KY, 40204 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 720 Ford Avenue, Owensboro, KY, 42301. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

    
HOWARD, Andrew
1921-1988
Andrew Howard, 66, of Louisa died Monday, June 27, at his home. Mr. Howard was born August 24, 1921, in Omar, WV, the son of the late Tom and Emie Morgan Howard. He was a retired laborer and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Alma Wallace Howard, two sons, Arvil Howard, and Tom Howard, both of Bloomville, OH; four daughters, Barbara Hoose, of Catlettsburg, Mary Levans and Shirley Bollinger, both of Bloomville and Erma Adams of Ohio; one sister, Leona Charles of Louisa; and 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 30, at Moores Chapel by Rev. Kenneth Wright. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 6, 1988

   
HOWARD, Homer
1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Homer Howard, 73. Surviving are his wife, Nell Webb Howard; four sons, Robert Howard of Boons Camp, Dean Howard of Jamestown, OH, Homer, Jr. of Xenia, OH and Roger Howard of Hawthorne, FL; two daughters, Patricia Reno of Amanda, OH and Bonnie Conley of Jefferson, OH; one brother Joe Howard of Salyersville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 15, 1988

   
KEETON, Bobby
1961-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21 for Bobby Garrell Lee Keeton, 26. Mr. Keeton was born November 25, 1961 in Lawrence County, the son of Boyd Keeton and Vicie Tackett. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Eugena Blevins Keeton; three sons, Chris Blevins, Bobby Keeton, Jr., and Joshua Keeton, all of Staffordsville; one daughter, Christy Keeton, of Staffordsville; four brothers, Darrell, of El Paso, TX, James of Leander, and Joe and John both of Staffordsville; and three sisters, Addie Simmons, of Sitka, Patty Mahan of Staffordsville, and Maddie Crum of Blaine. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Nicky O’Bryan. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery in Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
KERR, Donald
1930-1988
Bluefield, VA resident Donald L. Kerr, 57, died Wednesday, June 22, in Parkersburg, WV. Mr. Kerr was born September 30, 1930 in Pennsylvania, the son of Howard and Lenora Correll Kerr. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Risgby Kerr; and two brothers, Howard Merrill, of Meriden, CT, and Charles Kerr of Atlanta, GA. Graveside rites were held Thursday, June 30, with Gus Andrews officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 6, 1988

   
KIMBLER, Sophia (McCloud)
1904-1988
Sophia Kimbler, 83, died Saturday, June 18, at her Jenny's Creek home. Mrs. Kimbler was born Oct 19, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of William Irland McCloud and Hattie Conley. She was retired from the Johnson County School System and a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris, Kimbler, in Aug 1974. Surviving are three sons, Willie Kimbler, and Roy Kimbler, both of Marion, OH and Ray Kimbler, of Carey, OH; three daughters, Joyce Baldwin of Paintsville and Esther Wiess and Judy Gilbert, both of Marion, one brother, Charles McCloud, of Stambaugh, one sister, Vivian Castle, of Paintsville; and 27 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Conley, Richard Williams, and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Horn Cemetery at Jenny's Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
LYONS, Carl
1911-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Carl Lyons, 76, died Monday, June 13, in Dangerfield, TX. Mr. Lyons was born July 28, 1911, the son of James Landon and Margaret Fyffe Lyons. He was a member of the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Erma Lemaster Lyons, preceded him in death in November 1981.  Surviving are one son, Garrett Lyons, of Denver, CO, one daughter, Oneida Key of Dangerfield, four brothers, Lloyd of NC, Elza, James and Earl, all of Columbus, OH; one sister, Ruby Manley of Talbott, TX and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 17, in Skaggstown Church, with Elmer Burchwell and Paul Preston officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
MOLLETTE, Millard Jack
1937-1988
Millard Herman (Jack) Mollette, 51, died Thursday, June 2, at his Whitehouse residence. Mr. Mollette was born Jan 1, 1937 in Johnson County, the son of Russell Mollette and Emma Cox. Surviving are two daughters, Jacqulynn Lemaster of Meally, and Roxanna Cox, of Paintsville; five brothers, Elmer and Kenneth, both of Richmond, Estill of Owensboro, and Roy and Charlie, both of Springfield, OH; four grandchildren, Natalee Lemaster, Brittane Lemaster, Steven Cox and Nathan Cox. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in the Mollette Family Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
O'SULLIVAN, Kathleen
1988
Kathleen O’Sullivan passed away Wednesday, June 22. Mrs. O’Sullivan was a resident of Brooklyn, NY, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah O’Sullivan. She was a staff attorney in the Prestonsburg office of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. from August 1977 through October 1983. Surviving are her parents; two children, Megan and Sean; and one sister, Barbara O’Sullivan. Funeral services were held at the Daniel Schaffer Funeral Home in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 25. The ARDF of Kentucky, Inc, is establishing a memorial fund for the benefit of Ms O’Sullivan’s children. Donations may be sent to the Memorial Fund, C/O ARDF of Kentucky, Inc., 205 Front Street, Prestonsburg, KY, 41653. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 6, 1988

   
PORTER Laney (Reynolds)
1912-1988
West Van Lear resident, Laney Porter, 75, died Sunday, June 19, at her home. Mrs. Porter was born October 7, 1912 in Floyd County, the daughter of Preston and Vinnie Jones Reynolds. Her husband, Vernice Porter, preceded her in death in 1980.  Surviving are one son, Eugene Porter of West Van Lear; one brother, Homer Reynolds of Ligon; seven sisters, Mary Bentley of Prestonsburg, Cressie Vance, Martha Vance, Ida Gayheart, Edith Wilhite, and Hazel Goble  all of Ligon and Tommy Vance of Huntington, IN; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Wednesday, June 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Joe Spencer and Lee Music officiating. Burial was in family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
RIGSBY, Jay Jr.
1969-1988
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 5, for Jay Paul Rigsby, Jr., 18. Mr. Rigsby was born September 16, 1969 in Johnson County, the son of Jay Paul Rigsby, Sr., of Keaton and Joyce Carol Skaggs Grisby of Hendersonville, TN. Surviving are his parents, his step mother, Frances Ferguson Rigsby; his grandparents, John and Nellie Fyffe Rigsby, of Keaton; his step grandmother, Louise Ferguson, of Paintsville; one brother, James Paul Rigsby, of Keaton; one step brothers, James Carlous Curnutte, of Keaton, one sister, Joyce Paulena Curnutte, of Keaton, one half sister, Paula Rigsby, of Unionville Center, OH; two step sisters, Kim Curnutte, and Caroline Curnutte, both of Keaton; and four half brothers, Jeff Rigsby and James Leslie Rigsby, both of Marysville, OH, Gregory Stephen Rigsby of Unionville Center, and Kevin castle, of Red Bush. Officiating at services in the First Church of god at Martha, were Revs. Danny Fannin and Bill Scryliver. Burial was in Rigsby Cemetery at Keaton, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

   
RIVERS, Bert
1900-1988
Retired miner, Bert Rivers, 87, died Sunday, June 26, in his West Van Lear home. Mr. Rivers was born October 25, 1900 at Jenny’s Creek, the son of Winfield and Dosha Rice Rivers. He was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Roxie Fitzpatrick Rivers died in 1980. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bertha Rice of west Van Lear; 4 nephews, Harold Morton Rice, Arnold Lee Rice, Charles Rivers and Ronald Rivers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 28, in Southside Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in Wells Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

    
STEWART, Etta (Scott)
1905-1988
Etta Opal Scott Stewart, 83, died Friday, June 17, at Mt. View Nursing Home, Aroda, VA. Mrs. Stewart was born Jan 19, 1905 in Johnson County, the daughter of William T. and Emma Scott. She was a retired dietician and a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving are three sons, James, Larry and Richard, all of Oakgrove; two daughters, Dorothy Borders, of Madison, VA, and Sue Picklesimer of Columbus, OH; five sisters, Grace Thomas, Esta Conley, Billie Jean King, and Shirley Preston, all of Paintsville; and Mildred Pack of Morehead; 37 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 19 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Stanley Borders officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. Serving as pallbearers were her grandchildren, David and Roger Stewart, Phillip, Stephen, and Mark Borders, David Picklesimer and Larry K. Stewart. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

   
TAYLOR, Plymia
1922-1988
Paintsville resident, Plymia Jane Taylor, 66, died in her home. Ms. Taylor was born Aug 27, 1922 in Johnson County, the daughter of Dave Taylor and Mary Hampton Taylor. Surviving are two sisters, Gladia Cantrell, of Paintsville, and Lora Marie Rice of West Van Lear; two nieces and three nephews, and five great nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

  
WILLIAMS, Kendrick
1923-1988
Construction worker, Kendrick B. "Ken" Williams, 64, died Monday, June 20, in Huntington, WV. Mr. Williams was born Dec 12, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of James and Alka Reed Williams. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Edna Salyers Williams; three sons, Eddie Michael Williams, and Ronnie Edison Williams, both of Oil Springs and James Kendrick Williams of Wittensville; two daughters, Charlene Arms of East Point and Diana Howard of Salyersville; three brothers, Ashley of Miamisburg, OH, Langley of Oil Springs and James of Fairborn, OH; two sisters, Ruth Pennington and Georgene Brown, both of Ashland and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 23, in Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville, with Paintsville funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988

   
WILSON, Lucinda (Slaven)
1892-1988
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 23, for Lucinda Wilson, 96. Mrs. Wilson was born May 20, 1892 in Tennessee, the daughter of Adam and Mary Ducan Slaven. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Joseph M. Wilson, preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Alfred Wilson, of Auxier; two step sons, Woodrow Wilson of Russell, and Paul Wilson of West Van Lear; three daughters, Mildred Lillie, and Wilds Hubbard, both of Auxier, and Collente Slone of Warsaw, IN; one step daughter, Ova Music; and 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, eight step grandchildren 19 step great grandchildren, and 16 step great-great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was T. A. Patton. Burial was in Auxier Relocation Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 29, 1988
     


 
JULY - 1988


   
  
  
BALDRIDGE, Lora (Baldridge)
1898-1988
Paintsville resident, Lora Baldridge, 90, died Friday, July 8, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baldridge was born January 6, 1898, in Floyd County, the daughter of Zachariah and Jennie Spears Baldridge. She was a member of the First Church of God. Her husband, Otto Baldridge, Sr., preceded her in death in June 1988. Surviving are three sons, Gelain Baldridge, and Otto Baldridge, Jr., both of Paintsville and Bob Baldridge of Sioux City, IA; one daughter, Jennie Williamson of Flatwoods; one brother, Nelson Baldridge of East Point; two sisters, Ruth Mellon, of Ashland and Priscilla Hager of East Point; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

   
BLAIR, Wayne
1919-1988
Retired miner, Wayne Blair, 68, died Monday, July 4, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, Ashland. Mr. Blair was born November 19, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Albert and Flara Ratliff Blair. He was a World War II veteran. Surviving are one son, David Lynn Blair, of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Cecil Blair of Nippa and Raymond Blair of Cleveland, OH; 2 sisters, Dorothy Blair of Denver and Lizzie Young of Barnetts Creek; one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9, in Beechwall United Baptist Church with Elders James H. Blair, Eugene May and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

   
BOWLING, Everett
1910-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. for Everett Bowling, 78. Mr. Bowling was born March 30, 1910 in Carter County, the son of Leonard Bowling and Martha Bowling. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Elva Burke Bowling; two sons, Gary Bowling of Van Lear, and Fredrick L. Bowling of Cleveland, OH; two brothers, Charles R. Bowling and Ernest Bowling, both of Oak Hill, OH; five sisters, Liza Woods, and Mae Akers, both of Oak Hill; Ruth Shoemaker of Akron, OH, Hazel May of Van Lear and Edith Music of Welch, WV; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be Ken Collins. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

   
BOYD, Walter
1912-1988
Former Paintsville resident, Walter J. Boyd, 75, died Thursday, July 7, in Sirrine Adult Day Care Center, Chandler, AZ. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Beach. Mr. Boyd was born August 13, 1912, the son of John and Mary Mollette Boyd. He was a carpenter and member of Chandler First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louise Boyd; two sons, John J. of Chandler and James of Akron, OH; four daughters, Merl Beck, Geraldine Muth, and Dottie Faulkenstein, all of Akron, OH, and Doris Egnor, of Chandler; and one brother, Belva Glover of Barberton, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, in Chandler First Baptist Church. Burial was in Valley of the Sun Memorial Park in Chandler, with Valley of the Sun Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sirrine Adult Day Car. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

    
CASTLE, Carmel
1917-1988
Carmel (Coots) Castle, 70, died Thursday, July 21, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Castle was born December 3, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Garfield and Mollie Sparks Castle. He was a sales representative for Crest Industries and a member of Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Vina Harris Castle; four sons, Charles, of Paintsville, Gary S. of Van Lear, Don of Lexington, and Tom of Birmingham, AL; one daughter, Cheryl Risk of Frankfort; two brothers, Earl of Prestonsburg and Carl of Van Lear; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, July 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Mitchel Hall Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

   
CENTERS, John
1911-1988
Thealka resident, John Centers, 77, died Thursday, July 14, at his residence. Mr. Centers was born Sep 4, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Gambill Centers. He was a retired miner and a member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gipsie Centers, in 1983. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth and Charles, both of Thealka; one step son, Doug Knox, of Ripley, OH; two sisters, Belle Duncan of Lake City, TN and Nole Yates of Williamson, WV; and 3 grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Meadows and Paul Daniels officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

   
CHANDLER, Cova (Lemaster)
1913-1988
Cova Chandler, 74, died Wednesday, July 13, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Chandler was born Aug 11, 1913 in Johnson Co., the daughter of James Monroe and Esta Alice Green Lemaster. She was a member of Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Her husband, Arthur Chandler preceded her in death in Oct 1971. Surviving are three sons, James, of Paintsville, Kenneth of Indianapolis, IN, and Richard of Stambaugh; four daughters, Anna Barker and Esta Campbell, both of Vandalia, OH, Sue Hyatt of Miamisburg, OH, and Wanda Click of Staffordsville; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 3, 1988

   
CONLEY, Hobart
1907-1988
Retired driller, Hobart Conley, 80, died Tuesday, July 19 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Conley was born August 10, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Darice and Anna Ryland Conley. He was a member of Fishtrap United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Carrie Blanton Conley; three daughters, Phyllis Pickle, of Winchester, Rebecca Sue Salyer, of Jamestown, and Rouie VanHoose of Nippa; two brothers, Gus Conley of Oil Springs, and Mitchell Conley of Greenup; two sisters, Virgie Johnson of Staffordsville; and Mae Thornsbury of Salyersville; 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 22, in Fishtrap United Baptist church with Elders Lonza Reed, Rutherford Blair and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

   
CONLEY, Myrtle (McFaddin)
1901-1988
Myrtle Mae Conley, 87, died Thursday, July 7, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born May 7, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Barnes McFaddin and Loula Rice. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Vern Conley, preceded her in death in 1971. Surviving are six sons, Robert and Harold both of Hager Hill, Charles of Mansfield, OH, Clifford and Billy both of Paintsville, and George of Thealka; one daughter Joann VanHoose of Paintsville; one brother, Frank McFaddin, of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Maudie Collins of Columbus, OH, and Mattie Newton, of Owensboro; 22 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff, James Crider and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

   
CURTIS, Sanford
1921-1988
Funeral services were held Friday, July 15, for Sanford Hiram Curtis, 67. Mr. Curtis was born November 3, 1921 in Morgan County, the son of Tom Lee and Malissa Smith Curtis. He was a self-employed farmer. Surviving are four brothers, Lundie of Oil Springs, and Tullie, Ola, and Walter, all of Red Bush; and one sister, Sarah Curtis, of Red Bush. Officiating at services at his Red Bush residence was Paul Keaton. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

  
DOVE, Hattie (Castle)
1903-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Hattie Dove, 85, died Friday, July 8, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. Dove was born June 30, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam Castle and Laura Lyons. She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Dove, in 1962, and one son, Ray Dove. Surviving are one son, Roy Dove, of Ypsilanti, MI; two daughters, Helen Lyons, of Marion, OH, and Ruth Preston, of Flatwoods, and 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Redford Meadows, Powell Collins, and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

   
DELONG, Lottie (Auxier)
1911-1988
Hager Hill resident, Lottie Delong, died Thursday, July 28, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Mrs. Delong was born August 2, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of Tobe Auxier and Belle Preston. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Ellis Delong preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 3, 1988

   
HERRELL, Dorothy (Charles)
1918-1988
Dorothy Charles Castle Herrell, 70, died Monday, July 18, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Herrell was born March 18, 1918, the daughter of Pete and Mary E. Lyons Charles. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Alva Castle, preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving are two sons, Albert L. Castle of Ulysses, and William Castle of Thealka; one daughter, Sandy Hampton, of Martin and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 21, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Don Fraley and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

   
HINKLE, Robert L.
1921-1988
Robert L. Hinkle, 67, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Paintsville, died Saturday at his home. Mr. Hinkle was born June 30, 1921, a son of the late Robert and Edris Price Hinkle. He was a salesman with Lever Brothers.  Surviving are his wife, Juanita Potter Hinkle; 2 daughters, Kathy Deskins of Pikeville, and Hila Hinkle of Florence, S.C.; 2 brothers William Hinkle of Lexington, and James Hinkle of Florence; 1 sister, Donna Joe Gray of Florence and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Gus Andrews officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

   
HONEYCUTT, Joe
1925-1988
Joe Honeycutt, 62, died Sunday, July 24, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Honeycutt was born November 17, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of Malcom Honeycutt and Sylvia Bolin. He was a heavy equipment operator with Bizzack Brothers Construction Company. Surviving are his wife, Anna Ruth Johnson Honeycutt; one son, Joey Darren Honeycutt of Hager Hill; one daughter, Myra Lynn Stambaugh of Paintsville, three brothers, Homer and Malcom, both of Paintsville, and Edd of Meally; four sisters, Arbutis Ratliff of West Van Lear, Darlene Hall, of Van Lear, Shirley Malone of Columbus, OH, and Lilly Mae Brasher of Flint, MI and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 27 at 2 p.m. in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Eddie J. Young officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

   
JOHNSON, Minnie (Kimbler)
1924-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, July 25, for Minnie Johnson, 63. Mrs. Johnson was born Aug 25, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of Albert and Cora Kimbler Johnson. She was a member of Concord Independent Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joe Johnson, in 1984. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Green,, of Paintsville; three brothers, Johnny Kimbler, Paul Kimbler and Robert Kimbler, all of Minnesota; three half brothers, George Kimbler, of Paintsville, Fred Kimbler of Michigan, and Harold Kimbler of Ohio; two sisters, Blanche Salyers, of Michigan, and Louanna Cory, of Florida; one half sister, Josie Bowling of Offutt; one granddaughter. Officiating at services in Concord Independent Church was Steve Rose. Burial was in Estep Cemetery at Fuget with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 3, 1988

   
LEWIS, Imogene (Pigg)
1912-1988
Boons Camp resident, Imogene Pigg Lewis, 76, died Friday, July 8, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lewis was born March 7, 1912 in Johnson County, the daughter of Dennie Pigg and Verlie Pigg. She was a self employed merchant until her retirement. Prior to that she was employed by G.C. Murphys. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennie and Verlie Walters Pigg; a daughter, Vicki Lynn Lewis, a granddaughter, Donna Sue Dick and a grandson, Donald Ray Lewis. Surviving are one son, Ray Donald Lewis of Boons Camp; 4 daughters and 3 sons in law, Bonnie and John Plegge of Radcliff, Joan and Jack Conley of Columbus, OH, Peggy and Jim Lyons of Paintsville, and Betty Welch of Hager Hill; 4 brothers, Chester and Glenn Pigg, both of Hammond, IN ,James O. Pigg of Arkon, OH, and Ottis Pigg of Griffith, IN; one sister, Evelyn West of Oil Springs; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

    
McKENZIE, Russell
1916-1988
Retired welder, Russell McKenzie, 72, died Sunday, July 31 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. McKenzie was born Dec 21, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of B. McKenzie and Lydia Melvin McKenzie. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Nickle McKenzie; l son Wayne McKenzie; 2 stepsons, Jay Dawson of Kinston, NC, and Garry Dawson of Torrance, Ca.; 3 daughters, Ramona McKenzie of Stambaugh, Rebecca McKenzie , and Karen McKenzie; and l sister , Georgia Hensley. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 3 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gus Andrews officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 3, 1988

   
MEADE, Howard
1941-1988
Hager Hill resident, Howard Ray Meade, 47, died Thursday, July 21, in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mr. Meade was born Feb 21, 1941 in Floyd County, the son of Raymond and Hazel Whitten Meade. He was a retired veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the V. F. W. and V. V. A. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Edna Lanell Stapleton Meade; one son , Howard Glen Meade, of West Van Lear; three stepsons, John David Stapleton of Tutor Key, Clarence Roger Stapleton of Leander and Jimmie Lee Stapleton of Barnetts Creek; two daughters, Frances Irene Meade of Germany, and Deborah Lynn Meade of Hager Hill; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Baldwin of Leander and Charlotte Louise Stapleton of Tutor Key; three brothers, Chad Meade of Auxier, Charles Meade of Springfield, OH and Granville Meade of Hager Hill; and two grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 23, in Wells Chapel, Boons Camp, with Rev. Doug Lawson officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by military personnel from Ft. Knox, at the family cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

    
MESSER, Eliza (Robinson)
1916-1988
Eliza Jane Messer, 72, died Sunday, July 10, at her Thealka residence. Mrs. Messer was born April 3, 1916 in Knott County, the daughter of Theophilus Robinson and Kizzie  Pratter Robinson. Her husband, Beecher Messer, preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are two sons, Hillard, of Detroit, MI, and John D. of Thealka, five daughters, Bonnie Tackett, and Hazel Hicks, both of Hager Hill, Martha Messer, and Anna Hyden, both of Thealka; and Goldie Prokop, of Willard, OH; one brother, Ervin Robinson of Willard, OH; and 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. in Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

    
MURRAY, Sylvia
1915-1988
Sylvia Murray, 72, died Monday, July 11 at her Jenkins home. Ms. Murray was born October 19, 1915 in Johnson County, the daughter of J. P. and Myrtie Wheeler Murray.  She was retired from the Huntington Shoe Factory and a member of Oak Springs United Baptist Church.  Surviving are two brothers, Ocie Murray of Jenkins and Alice Fairchild of Nippa; 2 step-brothers, Clyde and Curt Thompson, both of OH; 3 half-sisters, Zelda Salyers, of OH, Irene Castle of River and Margie Rowland of McDowell, WV.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 12, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, with Bruce Daniels and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Sitka with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1988.

   
PICKLESIMER, Buel Ray
1902-1988
Buel Ray Picklesimer, 85, died Saturday, July 30, at his Nippa residence.  Mr. Picklesimer was born August 30, 1902 in Johnson County; the son of Tom and Lottie Church Picklesimer. He was a retired miner from Island Creek and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Malissie Patrick Picklesimer preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Bobby Picklesimer of Dayton, OH; four daughters, Patty Castle and Janie Picklesimer both of Dayton, Venus VanHoose of Tutor Key, and Betty Geers of Oxford, OH; two step brothers, Bob Church and Tom Church both of Tutor Key; one half sister, Rushie VanHoose of Salyersville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Monday, August 1, in Bakers Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 3, 1988

   
SANDERS, Oba
1922-1988
Toledo, Oh resident, Oba Sanders, 66, died Saturday, July 23 in Riverside Hospital. Mr. Sanders was born January 8, 1922 in Lawrence County the son of Alex Sanders and Mable Huff Sanders. He was a conductor with the C&O Railroad and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Bowling Sanders; his stepmother, Myrtle Sanders; and one niece. Funeral services held Tuesday, July 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the Auxier D.A.V. Chapter 18 at Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

    
SHERMAN, Roscoe "Bud"
1923-1988
Roscoe "Bud" Sherman, 65, died Friday, July 15, in his Meally home. Mr. Sherman was born in Johnson County, the son of Babe Sherman and Maude (Lemaster) Sherman. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Jackie Meade Sherman; four sons, Roy, of Tutor Key, and Richard, Charles Lee and Andy Roscoe, all of Meally; seven daughters, Shelva Smith of Mt. Gilead, OH, Carolyn Lynn Sherman of Tutor Key, Janet Sweeney of Martin County, and Crystal Gayle Sherman, Carolyn Faye Sherman, Maude Sweeney, and Deloris Sherman, all of Meally; two sisters, May Dove and Fannie Meade, both of Ypsilanti, MI and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Justin Harmon officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  July 20, 1988 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Roscoe Sherman was born on 8/17/1923 in Johnson County, KY.

    
SIMPSON, Walter
1911-1988
Retired miner, Walter Simpson, 77, died Wednesday, July 13, in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Simpson was born May 29, 1911 in Grayson, the son of William and Missouri Helton Simpson. He was a member of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vina Meek Simpson; one daughter, Freda Bell, of Lenior City, TN; two brothers, Norman Simpson of Ypsilanti, MI and Mabel Duty of Meally, and 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16, in Preston Funeral Home, with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in East Carter Memorial Gardens at Grayson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

  
SMITH, Pearl (Chandler)
1922-1988
Retired school teacher, Pearl Chandler Smith, 66, died Thursday, July 7, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Smith was born June 19, 1922 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Jeff Chandler and Ethel Hayes. Her husband, Paul Smith died in 1969.  Surviving are 1 brother, Kenneth Smith of Colonia Heights, VA.; 1 sister, Jean Castle of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Sunday July 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with K.D. Ray officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

   
SOSNOWICH, Mildred (Davis)
1919-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 13 at 11 a.m. for Mildred Sosnowich, 69. Ms. Sosnowich was born April 28, 1919 the daughter of Emory Davis and Virgie Webb Davis. Surviving are one nephew, William Haney, of Paintsville; one brother, Orville Haney, of Flint, MI; and one sister, Marjorie Haney of Flint. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be Dick VanHoose. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 13, 1988  Correction printed in July 20 issue: The funeral home in charge of arrangements for Mildred Sosnowich incorrectly submitted the following in formation: It should have stated that she was the daughter of Emory Davis and Virgie Clark Davis, she was survived by several nieces and nephews, a sister to Emery Davis of Flint, MI and a sister to the late Reverends Glenn and Hubert Davis.

    
STURGILL, Steven
1968-1988
Airman First Class Steven Sturgill, 20, died Wednesday, July 6, in Hahn, Germany. Mr. Sturgill was born February 21, 1968 in Lexington, the son of Lanny and Wanda Hutchinson Sturgill of Matthews, NC. Surviving are his parents; one brother, Airman Jeffery Sturgill, of Air Force Base, England, and one sister, Emily Sturgill of Matthews. Funeral services were conducted by personnel from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. Burial was in Mullins Cemetery at Keaton, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 20, 1988

   
WAY, Audrey (Blair)
1940-1988
Former Paintsville resident, but now a resident of Pataskala, OH  died Thursday, July 28,  in Columbus, OH.  She was born April 29, 1940 in Paintsville the daughter of Bob Blair and Daisy O’Brian Blair. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Bobby and Buddy Blair.  Surviving are her husband, James R. Way; one daughter, Jacqueline S. Way; 3 sisters, Anna Williams and Lori Speakman both of Columbus, OH and Margaret Burchett of Paintsville; 3 brothers, Frank Blair and Bill Blair both of Columbus, OH  and Flen Blair of Washington Courthouse, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, August 1, in Evans Funeral Home. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 3, 1988

    
WILLIAMS, Muriel
1923-1988
Funeral services for Muriel J. Williams, 65, of Mansfield, OH, were held Sunday, July 24, in Wappner Funeral Home, Mansfield, conducted by Rev. Andy Cherry, pastor of Ontario Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was born May 4, 1923 in Prestonsburg. She was a member of American Legion Post #116 Auxiliary and the V. F. W. Post #3494 Auxiliary of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence G. Williams, and a sister, Ruth. Surviving are two sisters, Emma “Judy” VonSee, of Mansfield and Helen Ouellette of Brooklyn, NY. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 26 in the Grassy Creek Cemetery, West Liberty. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

    
WITTEN, Tom
1890-1988
Tom Witten, 98, died Monday, July 18, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Witten was born May 12, 1890 in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Lucina Ward Witten. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Sitka Church of Christ. His wife, Ruby Aster Salyers Witten preceded him in death.  Surviving are 2 sons, Tom Witten, Jr. of Sitka and Frank Howard Witten of Lima, OH; one daughter, Rusha Nichols of Sitka; 19 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July21, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Benny Blankenship officiating.  Burial was in Witten Family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 27, 1988
    


  
AUGUST - 1988


   
  
BAILEY, Erie F. (Ferguson)
1904-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9 for Erie F. Bailey, 83. Mrs. Bailey was born October 17, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Daniel Ferguson and Sarah Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Bailey, and two sons, Paul Bailey and Robert C. Bailey. Surviving are two daughters, Della Jean Ferguson and Anna Lee Bailey, both of Keaton; and four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Kenneth Wright, William E. Wright and J. T. Bailey. Burial was in Bailey Family Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

   
BAKER, Jasper
1925-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, for Jasper Ralph Baker, 63. Mr. Baker was born April 8, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of Sam and Dora Grim Baker. He was retired from Surchers Meat Packing Company. His wife, Alberta Castle, preceded him in death. Surviving are three brothers, William of Michigan, Pete of Dayton, OH, and Jesse, of Stambaugh; and two sisters, Mary Helton of Staffordsville and Edith Estep of Dayton. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel were J. K. Caudill and John F. Ratliff. Burial was in Helton Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 31, 1988

  
BALDRIDGE, Dorothy (Pinkerton)
1935-1988
Paintsville resident, Dorothy Charlene Baldridge, 53, died Friday, Aug 19 at her residence.  Mrs. Baldridge was born July 19, 1935 in Johnson County, the daughter of John W. Pinkerton and Emma Chandler Pinkerton. Surviving are her husband, Carl Baldridge; one son, Charles Byron Baldridge, of Paintsville and two brothers, John Wesley Pinkerton of Wilmington, OH and Dallas Pinkerton of Los Angeles, CA. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 24, 1988

   
BLANTON, Myrtle (Dale)
1904-1988
Carpentersville, IL resident, Myrtle D. Rice Blanton, 83, died Tuesday, Aug 16, in Elgin, IL. Mrs. Blanton was born Dec 27, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Martha Meade. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Ralph Rice, preceded her in death in Dec 1957. Surviving are three sons, Richard of Spring Lake, NC, Francis of Bradenton, FL and Hugh of New Symrna Beach, FL; two daughters, Hazel Stephens of Carpentersville, and Grace Pelphrey of Garden City, MI; three brothers, Bill Meade of Nippa, Mitchell Meade of Thealka, and Jeff Meade of Greenup; two sisters, Savanah Burns, of Nippa and Mable Collins of Ypsilanti, MI and 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 19, in Locust Grove United Baptist church at Stambaugh, with Elder John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 24, 1988

   
CAUDILL, Raleigh
1925-1988
Retired miner, Raleigh Caudill, 62, died Friday, August 12 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Caudill was born September 24, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of Monroe and Alka Blair Caudill. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Zetta Mae Hitchcock Caudill; one son, Ben M. Caudill, of Fuget; one daughter, Garnett Ratliff of Denver; one brother, Paul Caudill of Denver; one sister, Alice Davis of Meally and one grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 14, in Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander, with Elders James H. Blair, Jerry Caudill and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 17, 1988

   
COX, Ronald
1964-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Ronald Dean Cox, 23, died Tuesday, August 2, in Tallahassee, FL. Mr. Cox was born August 27, 1964 in Johnson County, the son of Junior Cox and Garnet Hitchcock. He was a carpenter. Surviving are his parents; two sons, Christopher Cox, of Ashland, and Dustin Dwayne Cox, of Tallahassee; one daughter, Crista Jane Cox of Ashland; one brother, Charles Thomas Hitchcock, of Paintsville, and two sisters, Thelma Parker of Stambaugh and Tammy Jane Hitchcock, of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 6, in Upper Room Church with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Setser-Hitchcock Cemetery at Van Lear, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

  
DAVIS, Stanley
1962-1988
Private graveside services for Stanley D. Davis, 25, of Akron, IN, were held Friday, August 5 at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. Davis died from injuries suffered in an automobile-pedestrian accident. He was born December 16, 1962 in Wabash, IN, to Stanley D. Davis and Sally Ann (Kemker) Davis Simpson. He had served in the U. S. Marine Corps and was employed at Zimmers, Warsaw. Surviving are his wife, Jane Lee; his mother, of Hager Hill, his foster parents, Fred and Sherrie (Graves) Stone, of Peru, IN, one daughter, Tia Gill of Wabash; two brothers, Jason Simpson and Jeremy Simpson, both of Hager Hill, two sisters, Deonna Stone of Peru and Sheryl Land, of Grovertown, GA and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Kemker, of Wabash, and Ann Middleton of Jacksonville, FL. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

   
DOERGELOH, Fannie (Richmond)
1915-1988
Paintsville resident, Fannie Richmond Doergeloh, 72, died Thursday, August 4, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Doergeloh was born December 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, August 6, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

   
HITCHCOCK, Mollie (Colvin)
1894-1988
Mollie Hitchcock, 94, of Beaver, OH, died recently at Scioto Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth, OH. She was born Mar 21, 1894 in Johnson Co., the daughter of the late John H. and Alice Fairchild Colvin. She was a member of Oil Springs United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sherman Hitchcock in Dec 1970. Surviving are one son, Don Hitchcock of Lucasville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Roberta) Creech, and Thelma Cantrell, both of Beaver, and Mrs. Jesse (Pauline) Bayes of Lucasville; two brothers, Manford Colvin of Paintsville and Tom Colvin of Lucasville; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Cox Funeral Home of Beaver with Elders Samuel Murray and Francis Blair officiating.  Burial was in Salisbury Cemetery near Stockdale, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 17, 1988

   
KEEFE, John J., Jr.
1923-1988
Factory worker, John J. Keefe, Jr., 64, died Tuesday, August 2, in Manor Care Center, Westerville, OH. Mr. Keefe was born September 8, 1923 in Illinois, the son of John and Mary Holdsworth Keefe. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Rita) Pelphrey, of Paintsville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 6, in St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Frank Osburg officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

   
MCKENZIE, Glenn
1910-1988
Glenn McKenzie, 77, died Monday, August 1, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. McKenzie was born November 9, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of James and Dutch Dixon McKenzie. He was retired from General Motors and a member of George's Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Rosa Stambaugh McKenzie; one daughter, Maxie Salyers of Dayton, OH.; 2 brothers, Ray McKenzie of Harlign, TX., and Kenneth McKenzie of Cincinnati, OH.; one sister, Ernestine Burchett of Wittensville; and one granddaughter, Jill Salyers. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug 4 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Butcher and Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  August 10, 1988

   
MELVIN, Stella (Stapleton)
1897-1988
Paintsville resident, Stella Melvin, 91, died Wednesday, Aug 24, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Melvin was born June 11, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of Leaona Stapleton and Mollie O'Bryan. Her husband, Adam Melvin, preceded her in death in 1964. Surviving are two sons, Carl Melvin of Van Lear, and Ray Melvin of Paintsville; one daughter, Eloise VanHoose of West Van Lear; and 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Hall Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  August 31, 1988

   
MOLLETT, Vivian (Dennison)
1940-1988
Former Johnson County resident Vivian Carol Mollett, 48, died Sunday, August 14, in Charleston Medical Center. Mrs. Mollett was born May 1, 1940 in Johnson County, the daughter of James Sr. and Maxie Daniel Dennison. Surviving are her husband, Ralph Mollett; 3 daughters, Linda Owsley, Yudellia Harless and Yuellia Mollett all of Yolyn, WV; 3 brothers, Purvis Dennison, Lee Dennison both of Wabash, IN, and Arlo Dennison of Boons Camp; 4 half brothers, Lester Ramey of OH, Luther Ramey of Yolyn, Roswell Dennison of Gallitan, TN, and James Dennison Jr. of Ethel, WV; 2 sisters, Mae Crum of Boons Camp and Yvonne Mollett of Dehue, WV; 2 half sisters, Veneda Collins of Hager Hill and Louise Wells of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 18, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Herbert Music officiating.  Burial was in Dennison family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 24, 1988

   
PRESTON, Doug
1941-1988
Funeral services held Monday, August 15 for Doug Preston, 47.  Mr. Preston was born April 10, 1941 in Johnson County, the son of Henry Jr and Grace Perry Preston. He was a bus driver for the Johnson County school system. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanetta Jarrell Preston. Surviving are his mother; one son, Henry Preston of Boons Camp; two daughters, Connie Issac and Bonnie Preston both of Boons Camp; three sisters, Joanne Campbell of Wabash, IN, Dottie Skidmore of Cincinnati, OH and Freda Williams of Meally; 2 grandchildren. Officiating at services the residence of George Preston was Shade Lee Penix. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 24, 1988

   
RATLIFF, Marvin
1927-1988
Marvin Ratliff, 61, died Wednesday, August 24 at his Sitka home. Mr. Ratliff was born April 21, 1927 in Johnson County, the son of Lonnie and Maudie Spradlin Ratliff. He was a carpenter with Coleman Construction.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth (Dottie) Estep Ratliff; two daughters, Karen Estep of Flat Gap and Sheila Green of Lexington; one brother, Arnold Ratliff of Enon, OH one sister, Eva Ward of Vanlue, OH; two grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, August 27 in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Lyons, Jim McKenzie and Stan Burchett officiating. Burial was in J.B. Rice Cemetery at Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 31, 1988

    
ROBINSON, Helen (Picklesimer)
1943-1988
Helen L. Robinson, died Sunday, August 14. Mrs. Robinson was born December 22, 1943 in Paintsville, the daughter of Merida Picklesimer and Ruie Conley. She was a secretary for Action Industries. She is survived by her husband, Jim; one daughter, Sheila; and two sons, Steve and Scott; three brothers, Leonard Picklesimer, Jr., Slone and Donald Slone; and three sisters, Dora Williams, Romaine Davis and Garnet Sue Wright. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 17, in Lyle Elliott Funeral Home in Warren, MI, with Pastor Johnson of the Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 24, 1988

   
SLONE, Eslie (Ferguson)
1914-1988
Eslie Slone, 74, died Wednesday, August 17. Mrs. Slone was born April 1, 1914 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Frank and Virgie Bailey Ferguson. She was a member of the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husband, Henry Castle, in 1959 and Arville Slone in 1987. Surviving are five daughters, Deloris Rose of Flat Gap, Sue Smith of Red Bush, Dorothy Gilliam of Isonville, Lula Hauck, of Blaine, and Philis Sparks of New Baltimore, MI; one brother, Harrison Ferguson of Pataskala, OH; one sister, Marie Evans, of Blaine; and 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 19 with Elmer Burchwell, John Pelphrey and Aubry Stinson officiating. Burial was in Boggs Cemetery at Martha, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 24, 1988

   
STAMBAUGH, Luda (Estep)
1901-1988
Sitka resident, Luda Murray Stambaugh, 87, died Monday, August 1, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Stambaugh was born June 25, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam and Rosa Salyers Estep. She was a member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Winfield Murray in 1969 and Roy Stambaugh in 1984. Surviving are six sons, Carl Murray of Paintsville, Carmel Murray of Ostrander, OH, Charles Murray and Fred Murray, both of Sitka, clarence Murray of Van Lear and Paul Murray of Middletown, OH; one daughter, Elwanda Ratliff of River; one brother, Lundie Estep of Paintsville; two sisters, Jewell Ramey and Alkie Arms, both of Paintsville; and 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 4, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Roe Cemetery at Sitka; with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

    
TRUSTY, Otis
1917-1988
Otis Trusty, 70, died Monday, August 8, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Trusty was born August 3, 1917 in Pike County, the son of Frank and Mary Kimble Trusty. He was a retired construction worker from United Steel Workers, Local 14581, and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Aleene Epling Trusty; one son, Gordon Bruce Trusty, of Whitehouse, two daughters, Brenda Sue Walker, of Detroit, MI, and Lotus Carol Williams, of Lourm, SC; one sister, Goldie Mae Epling of Ashland and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, today, August 10 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnnie Little officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 10, 1988

   
VANHOOSE, Jess
1917-1988
Retired air plane mechanic, Jess Willard VanHoose, 71, died Friday, Aug 12, in Wills Point, TX. Mr. VanHoose was born Mar 6, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of John and Ella Butcher VanHoose. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sons, jess W. VanHoose, Jr. of Dayton, OH and Christopher Lee VanHoose of Bradenton, FL; one daughter, Sheila Hutcheson of Dayton, OH; four brothers, Clifford of Urbana, OH, Randolph of San Diego, CA, Hubert VanHoose of Richardson, and Paul David VanHoose of Springfield, OH; six sisters, Evelyn Fitch, of Logan, WV, Barbara Fitch, Joada Stacy, and Jonella Follmer, all of Eaton, OH, Wilda Bailey of Hillsboro, OH, and Ruth Ann Adkins of Port Washington, OH; six grandchildren. Graveside services were held at VanHoose Family Cemetery at Whitehouse with Darrell Ratliff officiating.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 24, 1988
    


 
SEPTEMBER - 1988


   
  
ALLEN, Benjamin Burt
1905-1988
Benjamin Burt Allen, 83, of Allen, died Friday, September 23, at his residence. Mr. Allen was born July 30, 1905 in Jacksonville, FL, the son of the late Benjamin Leroy and Molly Daymude Allen. He was a member of Zebulon Mason Lodge #273 at Prestonsburg, and the El Hasa Shriners of Ashland.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Mary Sublett Allen.  Surviving are 1 brother, Gilbert Allen of Flatwoods; 2 sisters, Agnes Kirk of Witchita, KS and Eva Martin of Dana Point, Ca; 1 granddaughter, Denise Ison Halbert; 4 grandsons, Jack Tackett, Burt Stephen Ison, Jay Donald Ison and Glen Reece Ison; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 26, at the Hall Funeral Home, with Dan Heintzelman officiating.  Burial was inn Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

   
BLANGON, Hasidore
1912-1988
Retired machinist, Hasidore Blanton, 75, died Saturday, September 3, in Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Blanton was born December 12, 1912, in Floyd County, the son of James Clinton and Myrtle George Blanton. Surviving are two sons, Larry Blanton, of Columbus, OH and Jim Blanton of Ohio; two daughters, Rita Sue Blanton of Ohio, and Florence Jean Reeves, of Columbus, OH; one brother, James Blanton of Newport; three sisters, Louise Frazier of Ypsilanti, MI, Velma Tackett of Van Lear, and Thelma Stafford of Ypsilanti; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, September 5 in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 7, 1988

   
CASTLE, Van Buren
1913-1988
Thealka resident, Van Buren Castle, 74, died Thursday, September 1, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born October 17, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Josephine Castle. He was retired from Point Express Co., and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Castle; one son, Martin Castle of Texas, two stepsons, David Caudill, of Chicago, and Larry Caudill, of Barnetts Creek, two daughters, Ruby Height of Columbus, OH, and Wilamae Brown of Englewood, OH; one stepdaughter, Helen Bowles, of Flat Gap; one brother, Garfield Castle of Harold and five grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 5, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and George Conley officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 7, 1988

  
COLLINS, Beatrice (Rice)
1919-1988
Barnetts Creek resident, Beatrice Collins, 69, died Wednesday, September 28 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was born January 29, 1919 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Jack Rice and Nannie Stone Rice. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lee Bayes and Jack Collins. Surviving are two sons, Jack Bayes, of Lima, OH, and Lloyd Bayes of Hazard; one daughter, Delores Fletcher, of Barnetts Creek; one brother, Shelto Rice of Salyersville; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Willard Holiday and Gus Andrews officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

   
CONLEY, Mary (Borders)
1935-1988
Former Johnson County resident Mary Ellen Conley, 52, died Monday, Sept 19 in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Conley was born November 2, 1935 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lacy Borders and Rellie Auxier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Conley in January 1981. Surviving are five sons, Lewis of Galloway, OH, Roger of Mt. Gilead, OH, Richard of Marengo, OH, Danny of Columbus, OH, and James of Brazoria, TX; six daughters, Dottie Conley of Columbus, Emma Carmichael of Mt. Gilead, OH, Lorrene Johnson of Baltimore, MD, Charlie Mitchell and Clody Malanodo, both of W. Columbia, TX and Dorothy Roysler of Sparta, OH; two brothers, Archie Borders and Grant Borders, both of McDermit, OH; three sisters, Jewell Waters and Vertie Penix, both of Jackson, OH and Alvina White of Lucasville, OH; and 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Daniel officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 28, 1988

    
DANIEL, Charles Howard
1919-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Charles Howard Daniel, 69, died Wednesday, September 7, in Sarasota, FL. Mr. Daniel was born February 24, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Ransom and Sollie Sublett Daniel. He was an engineer with Engineer Medical Physics, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of A.A.P.A. Printing Club. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Williams Daniel; one son, George David Daniel of Indialantic, Fl; one daughter, Katheryn Charlene Hall of Elizabethtown; one brother, James Edward Daniel of Homasassa Springs, FL; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Walker Horne cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 14, 1988

    
DAVIS, Frances "Frank"
1933-1988
Frances (Frank) Davis, 55, died Friday, September 16, at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Davis was born July 29, 1933 in Johnson County, the son of Walter Davis and Elizabeth Davis Mollett. He was self-employed. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Jewell Norman Davis; 3 daughters, Francis Lynn Davis Kunajukr of Welch, WV, Judith Ann Davis Castle of Lexington, and Linda Davis Miles of Whitehouse; 3 brothers, Gene Davis, Walter Davis, Jr., and Billy Joe Davis all of Paintsville; 3 sisters, Phyllis Stafford and Charlotte  Melvin both of Lexington, and Carolyn Bailey of Charlotte, NC; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Hobert Pack and John Pelphrey officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 21, 1988

  
DAVIS, Veneda (Branham)
1916-1988
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 21, for Veneda Davis, 71. Mrs. Davis was born December 9, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Arnold and Emma Wells Branham. Her husband, John Walter Davis, preceded her in death in 1985.  Surviving are her son, Homer Stephen Davis of Thelma; one half brother, Clifton  Barnham of Williamson, WV; one granddaughter.  Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Ivan Butcher. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 28, 1988

    
DOLLARHIDE, Charlie
1901-1988
Charlie Dollarhide, 86, died Sunday, Sep 25, in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mr. Dollarhide was born Nov 15, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Albert and Tillie Butcher Dollarhide. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. His wife, Nervie Sluss Dollarhide, preceded him in death in Dec 1987. Surviving are two sons, Clyde R. Dollarhide, of Paisley, FL and James Dollarhide of Ulysses; one daughter, Hazel Rover of Lafontaine, IN; 15 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Sep 28 in the Freewill Baptist church at Van Lear, with Rev. Charles Banks officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Van Lear, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1988

    
HAZELRIGG, William
1918-1988
Judge William B. Hazelrigg, 69, died Thursday, September 29 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Hazelrigg was born November 18, 1918 in Johnson County the son of Harry G. and Murah Bayes Hazelrigg. He was an attorney at law, retired commonwealth attorney, former Commissioner of Highway Department state of Kentucky, retired circuit judge and chairman of Compensation Board. He was a member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 F & AM, past master and the Mayo United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Tommie Jean Kirk; one daughter, Jean Hazelrigg Doyle of Paintsville; one sister, Mary Frances Baals of Wapakoneta, OH; 2 grandchildren, Kelly Doyle and Vann Doyle. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 2, in Mayo United Methodist Church, with Gene Strange officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers were Bunk Goggins, Scott Stewart Craft, D. B. Kazee, Bill Higganbothom, Jim Hobson, Robert Wiley, B. W. McDonald, Frank Hamilton, John Gardner, Ray Preston, II, and Dr. Joe Rapier. Honorary pallbearers were Orville Umberger, Oran Teater, Wes Mason, Roy VanHoose, Dr. Raymond Wells, Harold Kelly, Pinky Jones, Jess Songer, Bob Simonton, Bob marsh, Jack Kinchelo, Joey Rapier, J. B. Wells, Jr., Bob Conley and John Funcalo. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

   
HORNE, Verne
1904-1988
Paintsville resident, Verne Patterson Horne, 84, died Friday September 9, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Horne was born January 30, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of Albert and Dora Johnson Horne. He was a retired teacher and superintendent from the Johnson County school system and a member of the First Christian Church. His wife, Jewell S. Horne, preceded him in death in 1983. Surviving are one aunt, Tisha Slone of Huntington, WV and several cousins. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 11, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Powell officiating. Burial was in Horne Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 14, 1988

   
JENKINS, Eva (Cantrell)
1935-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, for Eva Angeline Jenkins, 53. Mrs. Jenkins was born August 25, 1935 in Johnson County, the daughter of Roy Cantrell and Cora Cantrell. She was a member of Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Jimmy Jenkins; four sons, Jimmy Jenkins, Jr., Ricky Jenkins, and Samuel Jenkins, all of Fuget, and Roy Michael Jenkins, of Columbus, OH; one brother, Henry Edward Cantrell, of Inez; five sisters, Betty Jean Sparks, Leora Davis, and Deloris Hill, all of Fuget, Sue Salyer of Pikeville and Maxine Stambaugh of Sunbury, OH; and four grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Officiating at services in Cold Springs United Baptist Church were Eulas Adams, Melvin Wright and Eual McKenzie. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery at Fuget, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 21, 1988

   
McCLOUD, Alma (Williamson)
1933-1988
Alma Irene McCloud, 55, died Sunday, September 25, at her Stambaugh residence. Mrs. McCloud was born January 19, 1933 in Johnson County, the daughter of Samuel L. Williamson and Merinda Walters. Surviving are her mother; her husband, William M. (Bill) McCloud; one son, Scott Morris McCloud; 2 daughters, Terry Music of Destin, Fl, and Billie Trimble of Barnetts Creek; 3 brothers, Rudolph Williamson of Alexanderia, Roger Williamson of Paris and Wallace Williamson of Williamsport; 3 sisters, Ruby Meadows of Wittensville, Elizabeth Scarberry of Crestin, OH and Kay Rucker of New Lebanon, OH; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Price, Tommy Bailey, and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in McCloud family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 28, 1988

   
McCLOUD, Alta (Tackett)
1911-1988
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 2 for Alta Mae McCloud, 77. Mrs. McCloud was born March 6, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of Will and Mary Collins Tackett. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Beecher McCloud preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are one son, William (Bill) McCloud of Stambaugh; one daughter, Ruth Evelyn Caudill of Wittensville; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Bob Lyons and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

    
McKENZIE, Harry
1925-1988
Harry McKenzie, Jr. 63, died Monday, Sep 26, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center. Mr. McKenzie was born April 7, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of H. L. McKenzie, Sr. and Mollie Kimbler McKenzie. He was the administrator of the Johnson County Health Department and a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his father, his wife, Nancy Fraim McKenzie; two sons, Robert of Lexington, and Harry of Louisa, one sister, Garnett M. Salyer of Paintsville; three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sep 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 26, 1988

    
MOORE, John "Hadie"
1903-1988
John "Hadie" Moore, 85, died Tuesday, Sep 6. Mr. Moore was born Feb 2, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Pete and Lora Rigsby Moore. He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Mae Lemaster Moore, in 1973. Surviving are three sons, Walter Moore, of Plain City, OH, Junior Moore, of Powell, OH, and Harvey Moore, of Ocheechobee, FL; three sisters, Wanda Stambaugh, and Lorraine Wellman, both of Ashland, and Pauline Newberry, of Chillicothe, OH; one brother, Russell of Dayton, OH; three sisters, Carrie Skaggs of Jackson, OH, Ella Ferguson and Gladys Dixon both of Springfield, OH; 39 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sep 10 in Bethel United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Bill Moore, Greg Moore, Jerry Moore, Walter Gordon Moore, Danny Newberry and Mike Rigsby. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 14, 1988

    
MURRAY, Gaylord
1910-1988
Whitehouse resident, Gaylord Murray, 78, died Monday, September 26, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Murray was born June 29, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Bethley Murray and Katie Kitchen. He was retired from C & O Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Vernona Reynolds Murray; one daughter, Gerrie A. Meek, of Whitehouse and one brother, Emmit Murray, of Whitehouse; four sisters, Carma Wiley of Paintsville, Lola George and Syrilda George, of Louisa and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ivan Butcher and Robert Lee Murray officiating. Burial will be in Murray Family Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 28, 1988

   
ROSE, Rose Nell (Rice)
1988
Rose Nell Rose, daughter of the late John H. and Nellie Rice of Stambaugh, died Thursday, September 22 in Middletown Hospital after an extended illness.  She was a graduate of Paintsville High School.  She was a teacher in the Johnson County schools prior to her marriage, thereafter she taught in the Warren County school system in OH.  She was a member of the Methodist Church of Franklin, OH and the Methodist Women's Auxiliary.  Surviving are her husband, V. H. Rose of Franklin, OH; 2 sons, John Rose of Middletown and Alan David Rose of Lexington; 1 daughter, Myra Haney of Franklin; 2 sisters, Cecelia Ann Picklesimer and Helen Belcher both of Paintsville; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Eaton Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Lenn Geiger and Mr. Gerald Howard officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

   
ROWLAND, Mary Jane
1895-1988
Fuget resident, Mary Jane Rowland, 93, died September10, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Miss Rowland was born January 2, 1895 in Johnson County, the daughter of Joseph and Bexey Estep Rowland. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are one brother, Morgan Rowland of Fuget; one sister, Mrs. Vannie Frazier, of Fuget; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, September 12, in Cold Springs United Baptist church with Elders J. T. Bailey, Eulas Adams and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget, with Paintsville Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 14, 1988

    
SALYERS, Laura (Adams)
1931-1988
Laura A. Salyers, 57, died Wednesday, Sep 28, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. She was born May 24, 1931 in Johnson County the daughter of Jack Adams and Virgie Spencer. Surviving are her husband, Eulas "Price" Salyer; three brothers, Walter Adams, and Jimmy Adams, both of Davy, WV and Doug Adams of Volga; and two sisters, Betty Jackson and Myrtle Duncan, both of Welch, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, Sep 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 5, 1988

   
SAYLOR, Winnie
1921-1988
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Winnie Saylor, 67. Mr. Saylor was born February 21, 1921 in Magoffin County, the son of Garfield and Lulia Blair Saylor. Surviving are three brothers, Sherman of Sidney, OH, Glenn of Oil Springs, and Lewis of Paintsville; and two sisters, Carrie Pennington, and Jewel Pennington, both of Falcon. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 15 with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 21, 1988

   
SKAGGS, Earl
1930-1988
Portsmouth, OH resident, Earl Skaggs, 58, died Friday, September 30, in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth. Mr. Skaggs was born January 17, 1930 in Lawrence Co., the son of Leonard and Esta Lewis Skaggs. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Keaton Skaggs, five sons, David of South Point, OH, Bill and Jerry both of West Portsmouth, OH, Earl of Grayson, and Timothy of Olive Hill; eight daughters, Rosemary Leadingham of Lucasville, OH, frieda Pelphrey of Soldier, Dorothy Hudson of Hartford City, IN, Diana Cole of Olive Hill, Esta Clay of West Portsmouth, Vicie Claxon of Grayson, Dora Isaac of Ashville, OH and Joyce Henderson of Piketon, OH; four brothers, James Curtis of Darbyville, OH, Joe Franklin of IN, Kenneth Ray of TN, and Emery of Marion, OH, five sisters, Vicie Tackett of Sitka, Margaret Holbrook of Columbus, OH, Ivory Faye Holbrook of Flat Gap, Ruth Stinson of Thelma, 28 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, October 3, in Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Blaine, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1988

    
SPEARS, Mabel (Collins)
1934-1988
Mabel Spears, 53, died Monday, September 12, at her Auxier residence. Mrs. Spears was born October 21, 1934 in Sophia, WV, the daughter of Sonny and Mary Jane Collins. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Willis Spears; one son, Roger Carpenter, of Leander; one daughter, Mary Ann Carpenter, of Leander; three brothers, Dave Collins, of Beckley, WV, George Collins of Ohio, and Virgil Collins of Hillsboro, OH; two sisters, Anna Lee Davis, of Sophia and Rozina Farmer of West Virginia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12 noon, September 14, in Abbott Full Gospel Church of God with Freddie Garrett officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Family Cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 14, 1988

   
TRIMBLE, Norsie (Reed)
1898-1988
Norsie Reed Trimble, 90, died Monday, Sep 19, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Trimble was born April 10, 1898 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Victoria Davis Reed. She was a member of the United Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce C. Trimble, in Dec 1963. Surviving are four sons, Davis, of Staffordsville, Granvil of Winchester, and Paul and John both of Paintsville; two daughters, Georgene McKenzie of Staffordsville, and Lorene Carney of Louisville; 22 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Sep 21 in Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church, with Elders Buell Ferguson, Clifford Trimble, Philip Caudill and Cecil Murray officiating. Burial will be in Reed Family cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 21, 1988

   
VANCE, Willis
1928-1988
Coal miner, Willis Vance, 60, died Tuesday, September 20, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Vance was born March 29, 1928, in Logan County, WV, the son of Dewey and Minnie Blankenship Vance. He was a member of Old Log Church, Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Jean Holstein Vance; one son, Willis Vance, Jr., of Van Lear; one daughter, Cheryl Kay Browning of Paintsville; one brother, Tennis Vance of Logan; two sisters, Jimolee Workman of Logan and Barbara of North Carolina; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 22 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Benny Taylor, John T. Vance and J. K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 28, 1988

   
VANHOOSE, Jack
1929-1988
Nippa resident, Jack VanHoose, 59, died Sunday, September 18, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. VanHoose was born July 13, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Orear VanHoose and Mollie Osborne. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Mollie Faye Daniels VanHoose; three sons, Mike, Rick, and Larry, all of Nippa; one daughter, Brenda Hazelett of Hager Hill; three brothers, Joe Alvin, of Seco, Kermit of Nippa and Scotty of Sitka; six sisters, Ollie Mae Castle, of Seco, Jewell Colleen Kimbler and Hedy Campbell, both of Nippa, Edith Brown, of River, Mazie Quillen of Cincinnati, OH, and Lina Lou Wicker of Prestonsburg and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill, Dick VanHoose and Lifis VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Daniels Family Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 21, 1988

   
WARD, Katie (Blair)
1910-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 14, at 11 a.m. for Katie Ward, 77. Mrs. Ward was born September 12, in Johnson County, the daughter of Albert and Julia Blair Blair. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Edgar Ward died December 1974.   Surviving are 3 sons, Alcus of Mt. Carey, OH, Alva of Corbinn and Douglas of Dola, OH; 2 daughters, Shelby Jean Blair of Dola and Neva lee Conley of Staffordsville; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Officiating at services in Beechwall United Baptist Church were Elders James H. Blair, Rutherford Blair and Jerry Colvin. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 14, 1988

    
WEBB, Elizabeth (Davis)
1911-1988
Elizabeth Webb, 77, died Thursday, Sep 1, in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mrs. Webb was born Feb 5, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lon and Rosella Webb Davis. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Webb, in Dec 1973.  Surviving are one son, Frances Dean Webb, of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Betty Pettry of Springfield, OH, Joyce Music of Dayton, OH, and Sherry Wetzel of Van Lear; one brother, Lon C. Davis of West Van Lear, two sisters, Laura Mollette of Paintsville, and Ella Cranford of King, NC; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 4, in Buffalo United Baptist church with Elders David Mollette, Lawrence Arrowood and Shady Walters officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Davis Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 7, 1988

   
WILLIAMSON, John
1907-1988
Retired railroad conductor, John L. Williamson, 81, died Thursday, September 8, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williamson was born March 16, 1907 in Pike County, the son of N. B. and Susan Staten Williamson. Surviving are one son, John L. Williamson, Jr., of Marion, OH; one daughter, Helen Jean Newsome, of Marion; two brothers, Glen of Mt. Sterling, and Grover of Ft. Mitchell; three sisters, May Owens, of Pikeville, Lois Webb of Paintsville, and Justine Ball of Williamson, WV, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at John’s Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 14, 1988
      


 
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ARROWOOD, Charity Maynard (Tomblin)
1900-1988
Charity Maynard Arrowood, 88, of West Virginia, died Saturday, October 22, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Arrowood was born January 26, 1900 in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Elder Obe and Chloe Nelson Tomblin. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dewey Maynard and Leonard Arrowood, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.   She is survived by 4 sons, Archie Maynard and Obie Maynard both of Huntington, WV, Herbert Maynard of Baseball City, Fl and William R. Maynard of Nashville, TN; 6 sisters, Mary Maynard of Dunlow, WV, Maxie Perry of Genoa, WV, Chloe Adkins of Wayne, Lily Mae Romas of Huntington, Neltha Thompson of Chesapeake, OH; and Trudie Brewer of Vero Beach, Fl; 4 brothers, Jesse Tomlin of Wayne, Lucian Tomblin of Lavalette, WV, Jay Tomblin of Orville, OH and Okey Tomblin of Huntington; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Morris Funeral Home in Wayne, with Herman Finley and A. J. Williamson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Kenova, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 2, 1988

   
BLEVINS, Bebell (Tussy)
1899-1988
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 4, for Bebell Maude Blevins, 89. Mrs. Blevins was born March 30, 1899, in Carter County, the daughter of James and Arilla Flanery Tussy. Surviving are two sons, Arville Blevins, of Staffordsville, and Lewis Blevins, Jr., of Paintsville; eight step daughters, Alma O’Bryan, and Alice Hale, both of Staffordsville, Gracie Price of Paintsville, Alka Fitch, of Martin, Mary Justice, of Warsaw, IN, Sola Stevens of Sahley, OH, Estel Taylor of Ohio and Tim Holt; and two sisters, Gertrude Gregory of Paintsville and Eula Bradley of N. Manchester, IN. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Roger L. Cox. Burial was in Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 12, 1988

    
BURCHETT, Delmer
1925-1988
Stambaugh resident, Delmer Burchett, 62, died Sunday, October 2, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burchett was born in Floyd County, the son of Oscar and Julie Daniels Burchett. He was a retired miner and member of Locust Grove United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louvernia Castle Burchett; five sons, Delmer of Clarksville, TN, Edgar, Douglas and Edgle, all of Stambaugh, Richard of Williamsport; two daughters, Elizabeth Daniels of Stambaugh, and Edna Jewell McKenzie of Chandlersville; one brother, Delbert Burchett, of Stambaugh; 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild and one step grandchild. Funeral service held Wednesday, October 5 at Locust Grove United Baptist Church, Stambaugh, with John G. Pelphrey, J.D. Rice and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in George Green Cemetery at Chandlersville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 12, 1988. Note: According to Mrs. Delmar Burchett, he was born on 10/2/1988 in Johnson County, KY

   
BURCHETT,Rosa (Cline)
1939-1988
Van Lear resident, Rosa Anna Burchett, 49, died October 30, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Burchett was born August 6, 1939 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bill and Marie Cline. Surviving are her parents; her husband, Floyd Burchett; one son, William Edward Burchett, of Van Lear; one daughter, Wilma Lee Reffett, of Langley, one brother, Manford Cline of Van Lear; two sisters, Judy Richmond, of Van Lear, and Linda Little of Auxier; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rolland L. Bentrup officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 2, 1988

    
CASTLE, Clinton
1928-1988
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct 28 for Clinton Castle, 60. Mr. Castle was born Mar 6, 1928, in Paintsville, the son of Noah Castle and Katie Castle. He was retired from Midland Ross Company. Surviving are his wife, Irene VanHoose Castle; two sons, Gary and Dennis, both of Urbana, OH; four daughters, Ann Congdon, Jane Thompson, and Kim Castle all of Urbana, and Michell McKellop of West Mansfield, OH; five brothers, Clarence, of IN, Jimmy of Christiansburg, OH, Clifton, Elmer and Doug, all of Mt. Giliad, OH; one sister, Louella of MI and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in the family cemetery at Turner Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 2, 1988

   
DAWSON, Ocal
1904-1988
Retired miner, Ocal Dawson, 84, died Sunday, Oct 23, at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Dawson was born Nov 4, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of James L. and Risie Bowling Dawson. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Dawson, two sons, Elmer of New Mexico, and Billy of Danville; one daughter, Geneva Trimble of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Earsel of Beaver, OH, and Roy and Shirley both of CA; three sisters, Beatrice Honeycutt and Minnie Potter, both of Flatwoods, and Ethel Honeycutt of Van Lear; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 25, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Pelphrey and Michael Trimble officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 2, 1988

    
FIELD, John
1988
Retired machine operator, John Charles Field, 74, died Sunday, October 2, in Dayton, OH. Surviving are his wife, Edna Elizabeth Craycraft Field; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Sharon) Wilson, of West Milton, OH, and Mrs. Jeff (Cindy) Scott, of Stambaugh; one sister, Alice fist, of Rhode Island; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 5, at 2 p.m. at Baptist Tabernacle in Crossville, TN. Burial will be in Crossville City Cemetery, with Hale-Sarver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

    
FITCH, Vesta (Harris)
1988
Vesta Mae Fitch, 81, died Thursday, Oct 13, in Ohio. Mrs. Fitch was born in Paintsville, the daughter of Milton Harris and Catherine Sloane. She was a member of Old Hood United Baptist Church. Her husband, William H. Fitch, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are three sons, Willard, Wilbur, and Eugene, all of Springfield, OH; one daughter, Darlene Nelson of Springfield; one brother, Wilbur H. Harris of Gahanna, OH, three sisters, Herma Nelson of Jacksonville, FL, Erma Lee Eblin, of Springfield, and Della Arrington, of Blaine; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 17, in Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Champagne City, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 19, 1988

   
GOEGLEIN, Albert
1916-1988
Albert E. Goeglein, 72, died Monday, October 3, in Pomeroy, OH. Mr. Goeglein was born January 12, 1916 in Rock Springs, OH, the son of Homer H. and Jessie Edith Heaton Goeglein. He was part owner/operator of Goeglein Brothers Coal Company, Goeglein Brothers Sand and Gravel, Goeglein Ready Mix Concrete and Triple G. Coal company in Kentucky. He served in WWII in the 9th Air Force attached to General Patton’s command, a member of Drew Webster Post #39 of American Legion and a member of Pomeroy and Pomeroy Gun Club. His wife, Ida Susan Smith Goeglein, preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter and son in law, Patty Ann and Ray R. Pickens; three brothers, H. Denzil, Avery, and Charles, all of Pomeroy; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 6 at 2 p.m. in Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy with Melvin Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

   
HARRISON, Theada (Blair)
1933-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Theada Waverline Blair Harrison, 55, died Tuesday, October 11, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Harrison was born August 12, 1933 in Johnson County, the daughter of Burlie Blair and Mollie Witten. She was a beautician.  Surviving are two brothers, Kenward Blair of Greensboro, NC and John Blair of Barnetts Creek; four sisters, Betty Williams of Johnson City, TN, Burletha Price of Winnemucca, NV, Freada Colvin of Paintsville and Charlotte Conley of Barnetts Creek; one step sister, Mildred Caudill of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services held Friday, October 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Conley-Lemaster Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

    
McCARTY, Raymond
1916-1988
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Raymond A. McCarty, 72. Mr. McCarty was born Feb 15, 1916 in Boyd County, the son of Jessie and Beulah Clay McCarty. He was a retired policeman, having been employed by the Paintsville Police Department, and a member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Ann Preston McCarty; one son, David McCarty, of Mesquite, TX; one daughter, Beulah Ethell, of Nevada City, CA; one brother, Leroy McCarty of Ashcamp; one sister, Louanna Blanton, of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 23 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Paul Salyer, James K. Caudill and Donald R. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 26, 1988

     
McKENZIE, William
1913-1988
William J. McKenzie, 75, of Fairborn, OH, died Monday, Oct 3, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.  Mr. McKenzie was born Jan 13, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Elzie and Sola Rule McKenzie. He was head of the Business Department at Mayo State Vocational School prior to moving to OH in 1956.  He retired as superintendent of school in the Mad River-Green Local School District in Clark County, OH. He was a member of the Paintsville Lodge #381 F & AM, Charter Member of Fairborn Shrine #62 WSJ, Fairborn, and served as past watchman of the Shepherd, and was a member of the Eastern Star #320 in Paintsville. Also, he was past president of the Enon Lion's Club, Enon, OH. Surviving are his wife, Maude; 2 daughters and son's in law, Sandra and Dennis Pennington of Enon and Onita and Dale Blazier of Springfield, OH; one brother, Ray McKenzie of Ashland; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct 7, at Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg, OH, with Rev. Troy Salyer officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at New Carlisle, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

    
McQUOWN, Ivory (Butcher)
1923-1988
Services for Ivory McQuown, 64, of Kenton, OH, were held Friday, October 14 at Schindewolr-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, by Pastor William Stewart, with burial in Grove Cemetery. Mrs. McQuown, died Tuesday, October 11 in Green Acres Nursing Home, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Willie and Amanda Blanton Butcher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald “German” McQuown, in April 1983, three sisters and a brother. Surviving are two sons, Robert Wilson of Wisconsin, and John Wilson of Kenton; one daughter, Debbie Kuykendall, of Kenton; one stepdaughter, Diane Chamberlin, of Bellefontaine, OH, two stepsons, Donald “Jack” McQuown of Marysville, OH, and Ronald, E. McQuown of Beaver Creek; two sisters, Elsie Horne of Kenton, and Charles (Phyllis) Byers of Kenton; one brother, John Butcher of Kenton; and three grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 9, 1988

    
MEEK, Chester
1988
Former Johnson County resident, Chester Meek, 65, died Thursday October 13, in Dayton, OH. Mr. Meek was born in Johnson County, the son of Shade and Laura Meek. His wife, Lillian Meek, preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother; 2 sons, Patrick and Chester; 4 brothers, Bob, Bill, Depsey and Shadie all of Dayton; 3 sisters, Helen,  Juanita, and Lidia all of Columbus. Funeral services were held Monday, October 17 in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

    
MURPHY, Arnold
1931-1988
Arnold Murphy, 57, died October 29 in UK Medical Center. Mr. Murphy was born June 1, 1931 in Van Lear, the son of Leroy and Maudie Allen Murphy. He was a self-employed construction worker. Surviving are his mother; four sons, Teekie, Jerry, Terry, and Nathan, all of Van Lear; three daughters, Vickie VanHoose, Patsy Farrar, and Kathy Murphy, all of Van Lear; four brothers, Adam and Roger, both of Van Lear, Fredie of Dayton, OH, and Lester of Auxier; one sister, Hester Bowling of Van Lear; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday,. November 1 in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Bank and Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 2, 1988

     
PICKLESIMER, Oakley
1894-1988
Self employed farmer and miner, Oakley Picklesimer, 94, died Wednesday, October 12 in King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Picklesimer was born March 1, 1894 in Johnson County, the son of Nathaniel and Leva Ann Lemaster Picklesimer. He was a Disabled Veteran of World War I.  His wife, Mallie Picklesimer, preceded him in death in January 1988.  Surviving are 5 sons, Custer of Paintsville, Kermit of Louisville, Kent of Flatwoods, Allan of Zanesville, OH and John of Cannonsburg; 2 daughters, Lina Dean of Bellevue and Helen Blair of Sunbury, OH; 2 sisters, Irene Hitchcock of Evansville, IN and Hazel Rose of Flat Gap; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 14, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene Strange officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

    
PRESTON, Monie (Castle)
1910-1988
River resident, Monie Castle Preston, 78, died Monday, October 17 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Preston was born September 16, 1910 in Johnson County, the daughter of Amos A. and Bertha Ann Scarberry Castle. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Preston; one son, Kenneth Ray Preston of Springfield, OH; two daughters, Wila Faye Grayson of Louisa, and Dorothy may Castle, of Canton, OH; one brother, Mitchell Castle of South Shore; two sisters, Zelma Rapp and Envie Chandler, both of  Beaver, OH; and 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Londis Meek and Francis Gene VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

   
RATLIFF, Cleo
1923-1988
Retired miner, Cleo Ratliff, 65, died Saturday, October 8, in Huntington Veteran's Hospital. Mr. Ratliff was born April 7, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of E. B. Ratliff and Bid Ratliff. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie A. Daniels Ratliff. Surviving are two sons, Gary Ratliff and Larry Ratliff, both of Van Lear; four sisters, Garnett Dyer of Willard, OH, Virgie Gibson of Mansfield, OH, Gladys Coroners, of Dayton, OH and Mae Laney of Johnson County, three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Cantrell officiating. Graveside services were conducted by DAV Chapter 136 at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  October 12, 1988

    
RATLIFF, Levi
1921-1988
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 19, for Levi “Peacheye” Ratliff, 67. Mr. Ratliff was born February 2, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Sandy and Lula Trusty Ratliff. He was a retired distributor from Flowers Bakery and a member of the First Church of God and Paintsville Masonic Lodge #381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Verna Mae Shepherd Ratliff; one daughter, Deborah Elaine Ratliff, of Paintsville; one brothers, Carl Ratliff, of Spartonburg, SC; one sister, Lucille Ratliff of Catlettsburg; and two grandsons. Officiating at services were Revs. Matthew Boyles and Tommy Reynolds. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Paul Blevins, Richard Thompson, Bill Johnson, Earl Smith, Steve Shelton and Jim Kestner, Honorary pallbearers were Roy VanHoose and Bud Shepherd. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 26, 1988

    
RICE, Jim
1897-1988
Retired miner, Jim B. Rice, 90, died Thursday, October 20 at his Sitka home. Mr. Rice was born December 27, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Will and Anna Akers Rice.  He was a member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Ella M. Rice preceded him in death in February 1988.  Surviving are 2 sons, Bryan "Peck" Rice of Sitka, and Randall Rice of Wheelersburg, OH; 5 daughters, Loretta Nichols of Mechanicsburg, OH; Lorraine Fannin, Phyllis Murray, Dottie Ratliff and Patty Rice all of Sitka; 2 half brothers, Charles Rice of Urbana, OH and John Rice of Brooksville; one half sister, Abby Jean Curtis of Fairborn, OH; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday, October 23 in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Lyons, Jim McKenzie, Ellis Hamilton and Stan Burchett officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery at Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 26, 1988

   
SALYER, Mary ( Webb)
1988
Former Johnson County resident, Mary Hannah (Webb) Salyer, died October 15 in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Salyer, her parents and one brother. Surviving are two sons and daughters in law, Howard Lavon and Miriam Salyers, of Springfield, and Harold Laverne and Shirly Salyers, of New Carlisle, OH; two daughters and sons in law, Lillian Earle and James Lemaster of New Carlisle, and Mary Frances and Donald Lemaster, of Springfield, one brother, Jonathan Webb of Oil Springs; five grandchildren and one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 18, in Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, with Clifford Kissinger and Bobby Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, in Donnelsville, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1988

  
SILVER, Lawrence
1958-1988
Lawrence David Silver, 29, died Thursday, October 6 in Chapel Hill, NC. Mr. Silver was born December 27, 1958 in Johnson County, the son of Ronnie Silver and Martha Louise. Surviving are his father, and two sisters, Ruth Ann Pruitt, of Ival, and Connie Penix, of Van Lear. Funeral services were held, Wednesday, October 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

   
SOARD, Charles
1925-1988
Charles Soard, 63, of Osceola, IN, died Wednesday, October 12. Mr. Soard was born June 22, 1925 in Van Lear. He served as pastor of the Shekinah Fellowship of Osceola for the past 12 years. He was ordained through the independent Assemblies of God Church. He was a member of J. C.’s Gospel Gang and a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was the owner and operator of A & C Catering of Osceola for 16 years before retiring in June 1987. Surviving are his wife, Allene Trimble Soard, two sons, Charles M. of Elkhart, IN, and John T. of Goshen, IN; two daughters, Sheila M. Bennett of Osceola and Charlotte L. Rowe, of Elkhart; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 14, in Warner Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pletcher and Elder Matthew Czoch officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Memorial may be given to the Amyothrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fund (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

    
SPEARS, Ross
1940-1988
Police detective Ross W. Spears, 48, died Wednesday, October 12 in V. A. Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Spears was the son of Everett Spears and Olive Lyons Spears Eckles. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Levina Jean Spears; one son, Michael Ross Spears; at home, and one step daughter, Misty Dawn Mollette; at home. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988. Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Ross Spears was born on 1/25/1940 in Johnson County, KY.

    
SPRIGGS, Katherine (Ferguson)
1895-1988
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Katherine Hamilton Spriggs, 93. Mrs. Spriggs was born July 5, 1895 in Morgan County, the daughter of James and Matilda Skaggs Ferguson. She was a member of Keaton Fork United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Thurman Hamilton in 1951 and Al Spriggs in 1962. Surviving are one son, Everett Hamilton of Flemingsburg; one daughter, Matilda Shoun, of Dayton, OH; one brother, Martie Ferguson of Portsmouth, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 29, in Keaton Fork United Baptist church, with Tommy Bailey and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 5, 1988

   
STANFORD, Mary (Newman)
1922-1988
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mary W. Stanford, 66. Mrs. Stanford was born Aug 28, 1922 in Floyd County, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cole Newman. She was a retired flower shop employee and a member of the Church of God Mt. Assembly. Surviving are one son, Robert Stanford, of Paintsville; one step son, Isaac Stanford, Jr., of Columbus, OH; one step daughter, Betty Stanford of Columbus; one brother, George Newman, of Bevinsville; three sisters, Martha Potter, of Greenup, Adline Swizk of OH, and Melinda Meeammon of TX; and two grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct 13, with Ronald Gregory and Darrel Howard officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 19, 1988

   
STAPLETON, Otto
1914-1988
Flat Gap resident, Perry Otto “Ted” Stapleton, 74, died Friday, October 14, at his Flat Gap residence. Mr. Stapleton was born October 6, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Clayton Stapleton and Rhoda Cochran Stapleton. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are one brother, Poe Stapleton, of Staffordsville, one sister, Christine Williams of Flat Gap; and 10 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 16, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Lonza Reed, James H. Blair, Rutherford Blair, and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Flat Gap. Serving as pallbearers were his nephews. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 26, 1988

   
THOMAS, Taran RAY
1988
Taran Ray Thomas, 18, son of JoAnne Conley Thomas and grandson of Eugenia Conley and the late Herbert Conley, died Saturday, Oct 1, of injuries sustained when struck by an automobile on the campus of Hanover College, Hanover, IN, where he was a pre-med student. He was a 1988 honor graduate of Lafayette High School where he was active in sports and school activities. He was a member of the National Honor Society, member of the state champion baseball team and was president of the Spanish Honor Society. He was a Commonwealth Scholar and a Christian gentleman of impeccable character and scholarship. In addition to his mother and grandmother, he is survived by a younger brother, Ryan Conley Thomas. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 4, in Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy Howard officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 26, 1988

    
THOMPSON, Sarah (Patrick)
1904-1988
Funeral services were held Monday, October 17 for Sarah Thompson, 84. Mrs. Thompson was born October 17, 1904 in Paintsville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Patrick. She was a member of the United Baptist Church of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. Officiating at services in Jackson Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home in Springfield, OH was Rev. John E. Greeming, Sr.  Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park Cemetery in Springfield. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

   
WARD, Lorinza
1988
Lorinza (Bulldog) Ward of Hillsboro, OH, died Saturday, October 8. Mr. Ward was born and raised in Paintsville the son of the late Hollis and Nola Ward. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Benny and Phillip (Peg). Surviving are his wife, Mazella Elkins Ward and children, Alice, Phillip, Tony, John Sr., David, Marylyn, Tim, Kathy, Tena and John Jr. and 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

   
WELLS, Richard
1922-1988
Richard Wells, 66, died Thursday, October 6, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born March 3, 1922 in Floyd County, the son of George Wells and Cora Goble. He was a retired miner and veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Emma Ray Tibbs Wells; four sons, Michael of Taylor, MI, Kenneth of Belleville, MI, Robert of Plymouth, OH, and Tom of East Point; one daughter Cheryl Brown of Prestonsburg, five brothers, Kenny and Edward, both of Florida, Herb of Missouri, Bobby of Prestonsburg and Paul of Mississippi; two sisters, Glennora Montgomery of Auxier and Lorraine Tounjean of California; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 9 in Auxier Methodist Church with Jerry Lafferty, J. A. Dickerson and T. A. Patton officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the DAV Chapter 18 at the Auxier Government Relocation Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 12, 1988

   
YOUNG, Elizabeth (Rice)
1988
Elizabeth Young, native of Paintsville, died Sunday, October 30, in St. Petersburg, FL. She was the former Elizabeth Rice and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a sister, Hazel Pierce. Funeral services were held Friday, November 4 in Faith Chapel in Resthaven Memorial Park, with entombment there. Ratterman’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the American Heart Association. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 9, 1988
    


 
NOVEMBER - 1988


   

  
ALLEY, James
1914-1988
Retired pipefitter, James B. Alley, 74, died Thursday, November 17, in Dayton, OH. Mr. Alley was born February 9, 1914 in Falcon, the son of John and Dora Lemaster Alley.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Mae Alley in May 1980. Surviving are one son, James S. Alley of Lexington; one daughter, Dora M. Tackett of Kettering, OH; one brother George Alley of Ashland; one sister, Vertrice Arthur of Ashland; 2 half sisters.  Funeral services were held Monday, November 21, in Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Justin Harmon officiating. Burial was in Collins-Lemasters Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 23, 1988

   
ARCHER, Gerald Edwin
194-1988
CSX Railroad employee, Gerald Edwin (Jerry) Archer, 48, died Sunday, Nov 27, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Archer was born Nov 5, 1940 in Johnson County, the son of Chalmer May and Bonnie Stapleton Archer. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his father; his wife, Linda Colvin Archer; one son, James William Archer of Orlando, FL; and two daughters, Jennifer Archer, of East Point; and Amy Archer of Clearwater, FL. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Nov 30, at 11 a m in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 30, 1988

   
BAILEY, Charley
1893-1988
Retired farmer, Charley Bailey, 94, died Tuesday, November 8 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bailey was born December 8, 1893 in Johnson County, the son of Andrew and Hannah Skaggs Bailey. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Plura Fyffe Bailey, preceded him in death in 1981. Surviving are two sons, Con Bailey of Flat Gap, and Fairel Bailey of Frenchburg; one brother, Elder J. T. Bailey of Keaton and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home with Elders J. T. Bailey and Melvin Wright officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Pallbearers were Barry Bailey, Bill Minckley, Lowell Bailey, Luther Wright, Bill Isom and Gerald Bailey. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

  
BEVERLY, Merle (Powers)
1931-1988
Funeral services were held Friday, November 25, for Merle Beverly, 57. Mrs. Beverly was born July 17, 1931 in Johnson County, the daughter of George Powers and Stella Powers. She was a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dewey Beverly, four sons, Freddie, of Barnetts Creek, Danny of Hager Hill, Jerry of East Point, and Glen of Nippa; one daughter, Freda Fairchild, of Paintsville; two brothers, Wallace Powers, of Richmond, VA and George Powers, Jr., of Paintsville; four sisters, Naomi Phillips of Middletown, OH, Audrey Ostene, and Virgie Hicks, both of Richmond, and Bessie Fitzpatrick of Warsaw, IN; and 13 grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were J. T. Bailey, J. D. Rice, and John G. Pelphrey. Burial was in Beverly Family Cemetery at Lick Fork. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 30, 1988

  
BLANTON, Haskel
1908-1988
Volga resident, Haskel Blanton, 80, died Tuesday, November 15, at his residence.  Mr. Blanton, was born July 18, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of Willie and Lola Colvin Blanton. He was a retired miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luda Blanton, in June 1972.  Surviving are three sons, Tommy, of Flat Gap, and Jack and Kendrick both of Volga; two daughters, Roberta Blanton, and Linda Esham both of Georgetown; one brother Frank Blanton, of Sitka; and 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, November 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Salyers and John Fred Ramey officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 23, 1988.

   
BREEDING, Kathleen Nicole
1988
Kathleen Nicole Breeding, infant, died Friday, November 11 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center. Kathleen is the daughter of Reginald and Deborah Karen Blair Breeding of Van Lear. Surviving are her parents, her maternal grandparents, Permie Clair and Florance McCoy Breeding of Pike County, and her maternal grandparents, Bernard and Flossie Blair of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held Monday, November 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Arthur Harmon officiating. Burial was in Breeding Family Cemetery at Narrows Branch, Pike County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

  
BURCHETT, Delbert
1925-1988
Delbert Burchett, 62, died Thursday, November 3 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burchett was born November 12, 1925 in Floyd County, the son of Oscar and Julie Daniels Burchett. He was retired from the Johnson County School Board after 14 years of service and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Louise Castle Burchett; seven sons, Lloyd and Gilbert, both of Falcon, Gary, Robert and William, all of Stambaugh, Larry of Ulysses, and Lionell of Lowmansville; one daughter, Shirley Burchett Tevis, of Lexington; and 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 6 in Locust Grove United Baptist Church, with John G. Pelphrey, J. D. Rice and Buel Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 9, 1988

   
DAVIS, Paul
1936-1988
Paintsville resident, Paul Brian Davis, 52, died Saturday, November 26, at his residence. Mr. Davis was born September 2, 1936 in Johnson County, the son of Clarence and Lydia Exer Davis. He was disabled. Surviving are three brothers, Loran, of Prestonsburg, Robert of Paintsville and William of Milford, OH and two sisters, Marie Schaeff, of Piqua, OH and Frieda Castle of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Monday, November 28 in Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Davis Family Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 7, 1988

   
DIXON, Louise (Davis)
1988
Louise Davis Dixon, 63, of Waycross, GA died Friday, November 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, November 6, in the chapel of the Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery near Waycross. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

   
HAGER, Price Marion Sr.
1929-1988
Van Lear resident, Price Marion Hager, Sr., 59, died Monday, November 28 at his residence. Mr. Hager was born July 30, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Daniel Marion Hager and Bethel Mayes Hager Randolph. He was a veteran of the Air Force and co-owner of Price M. Hager Decorating Center. Surviving are his wife, Emma Hall Hager, one son, Price M. Hager, Jr., of Pikeville; one daughter, Sherrita James of Van Lear, one sister, Phillis Morrison of Orlando, FL and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 7, 1988

  
HALL, Wanda (Caudill)
1925-1988
Wanda Caudill Hall, 63, died Saturday, November 19, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center. Mrs. Hall was born November 3, 1925, in Johnson County, the daughter of Jerry and Terry Mae Sparks Caudill. Surviving are her husband, Paris Hall; four sons, Rodney Lowell Lemaster, Randell Howard Lemaster, Redford Perry Lemaster, and Ernest Lee Jones, all of Flat Gap; two daughters, Barbara Lee Parker of Sitka, and Kathy Lynn Beech of Nashville, TN; two brothers, James L. Caudill and W. H. Caudill, both of Flat Gap, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with John Burch and Ralph Cordle officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 23, 1988

   
LANEY, Goldie (Cavins)
1913-1988
Goldie Laney, 75, died Friday, November 25, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center. Mrs. Laney was born June 4, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ben Cavins and Nancy Grave Cavins. Her husband, Wade Laney, preceded her in death in November 1976. Surviving are three sons, Hubert Laney of Alabama, Wade L. Laney, of Paintsville, and Charles D. Laney of Indiana; six daughters, Liza Hurt, of Emily City, MI, Evelyn Burkes, Ruby York, and Nancy Hairston, all of Detroit, MI, Frankie Hurt of Fargo, MI, and Bessie Rickman of Port Huron, MI; one brothers, Clarence Cavins, of Paintsville; three sisters, Dovie Lemaster and betty Sparks, both of Sitka, and Josie Price of Hager Hill and 58 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 29 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 30, 1988

   
LYONS, Lydia (Meadows)
1900-1988
Lydia Lyons, 88, died Tuesday, Nov 29, at her Tutor Key residence. Mrs. Lyons was born Mar 4, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Susie Castle Meadows. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Andrew Lyons, preceded her in death in Aug 1984. Surviving are seven sons, James Lyons, Paul Lyons, and George Lyons, all of Marion, OH, Mitchell Lyons of Servica, IN, Bob Lyons of Paintsville, Bill Lyons, of Nippa, and Clarence Lyons of Staffordsville; three daughters, Madlin Whitten of Tutor key, Betty Dale of Casselberry, FL and Winnie Hamilton of Thealka; four brothers, Ray Meadows, of Harold, Ora Meadows of Langley, Reese Meadows of Louisville, and Kenard Meadows of Tutor Key; 34 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec 2, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Irvin Castle, Venny VanHoose and Kermit Preston officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 7, 1988

  
MYERS, Jerry Lee
1937-1988
Jerry Lee Myers, 51, died Saturday, November 12 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Myers was born May 2, 1937 in Greenup County, the son of Henry and Goldie Lemmings Myers. He was disabled. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Sadler Myers, two step sons, Larry Lee Sadler and Clarence Ray Sadler and one step daughter, Brenda Lee Sadler. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Londis Meek and Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Sadler Family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

   
PATRICK, Howard
1910-1988
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 20 for Howard Patrick, 78. Mr. Patrick was born January 12, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Challie and Lora Mayo Patrick.  He was retired from the C & O Railroad. His wife, Blanche Patrick died in June 1986.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Beverly Winn of Bornden, IN. and Martelle Vanhoose of Washington D.C.; 2 sisters, Ruth Strader of Lexington and Mary Alice Wellington of Ashland; 4 grandchildren; l great grandchild. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Gene Strange. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 23, 1988

   
PERRY, Martha (Porter)
1900-1988
Martha Jane Perry, 88, of West Van Lear, died Sunday, Nov 6, in Dayton, OH. Mrs. Perry was born June 16, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of John Porter and Merrimac Ward Porter. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are three sons, Roy Douglas Perry, of Beaver Creek, OH, William (Buddy) Eugene Perry of Pinkerton, OH, and Franklin D. Perry of Cardington, OH; five daughters, Dimple Watkins of West Van Lear, Jessie Pack and Darlene McKenzie, both of Dayton, Lorraine Conley of Wabash, IN, and Bonnie Jurich of Inglewood, OH; 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Nov 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Toby Wheeler and John G. Sammons officiating. Burial will be in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Nov 9, 1988

   
PRICE, Minnie (Justice)
1988
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 6 for Minnie Alice Justice Price, 76. Mrs. Price was born in Johnson County, the daughter of Edgar and Alice Boyd Justice. Sehw as a resident of Detroit, MI. Surviving are two sons, Woods Price and Marcus Price; two step sons, Chester Hinkle and Robert Price; two brothers, Arnold Justice of Springfield, OH and Woods Justice of Colorado Springs, CO. Graveside rites were held Sunday, November 6 at Boyd Cemetery at Chestnut, with Tommy Meade officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 9, 1988

   
RICE, Herschel
1910-1988
Funeral services held Sunday, November 13, for Herschel G. Rice, 78. Mr. Rice was born May 8, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Luther and Ida Lee Fletcher Rice. He was a retired mechanic. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Homer (Beatrice) Castle of Hager Hill, and Mrs. Alva Webb of Traveras, FL; several nieces and nephews. Officiating at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Harold Conley and Clifford Spencer. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

   
SALYER, Logan
1899-1988
Sitka resident, Logan Salyer, 88, died Sunday, November 6, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Mr. Salyer was born December 12, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of James Marion and Sena Salyer. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Donnie McKenzie Salyer; four sons, Jessie, of Columbus, OH, and James, Corvin, and Bobby, all of Sitka; seven daughters, Irene Crabtree and Minnie Katherine Dingledine, both of Milford Center, OH, Hester Faye Music of Mt. Victory, OH, Bonnie Sue Estep and Martha Virginia Estepp, both of Marysville, OH, Lavonjalene Wilcox of Sitka, and Betty June Caudill of Flat Gap, and 39 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 9, 1988

   
SPRADLIN, Mattie (Taylor)
1903-1988
Staffordsville resident, Mattie Spradlin, 85, died Wednesday, Nov 23 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Spradlin was born Mar 25, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Will and Julia Rice Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Spradlin in 1965. Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Fraley and Colista Ledford, both of Winchester, and Jessie Stapleton of Volga; three sisters, Gypsie Tackett, Ruby Rice and Mary Elizabeth Conley, all of Staffordsville; and 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 30, 1988

   
STAMBAUGH, John
1914-1988
John R. Stambaugh, 74, died Monday, November 7, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Stambaugh was born April 4, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Marie LeMaster Stambaugh. He was a retired miner and member of Ramey Branch Community Gospel Church.  Surviving are his wife, Edith Litteral Stambaugh; three sons, Samuel of Sitka, and Willard and John both of Sunbury, OH; one daughter, Ruth Hayslett of Sitka; two brothers, Ray Stambaugh of Sitka and Ephrim Stambaugh of Oil Springs; five sisters, Myrtle Spears, and Mary Gillespie, both of Delaware, OH, Colista Church of Ashland, Lisa Castle of Wharton, WV and Imogene Brown of Sitka; 12 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, November 10 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Fred Ramey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

  
STAPLETON, Douglas
1918-1988
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 30, for Douglas Stapleton, 70. Mr. Stapleton was born April 16, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of G. F. Stapleton and Clara Hill Stapleton. He was a self-employed farmer. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Yates Stapleton; five daughters, Dona Sharon Collins, of Paintsville, Debbie Layne of Prestonsburg, Tama Ramey of East Point, Teresa O'Bryan of Fuget, and Joan Scott of Hager Hill; 8 grandchildren. Officiating at funeral services in Jones-Preston Funeral home Chapel was Paul E. Keaton. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 7, 1988

   
TACKETT, Wayne
1902-1988
Staffordsville resident, Wayne Tackett, 86, died November 13 in J.J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa. Mr. Tackett was born March 26, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of Mose and Mary Shaffers Tackett. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Marie Pelphrey Tackett, in 1985.  Surviving are two sons, Roger Tackett of Paintsville and Ben Tackett of Staffordsville; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral services held Wednesday, November 16 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James K. Caudill and M.T. Womack, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988

   
VANHOOSE, Ollie
1912-1988
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 5, for Ollie (Botts) VanHoose, 76. Mr. VanHoose was born Mar 9, 1912 in Johnson Co., the son of Burns C. VanHoose, Sr. and Gracie Fairchild VanHoose. He was a carpenter, employed by Ashland Local Carpenters Union and a member of the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Murley Combs VanHoose; two sons, Bob VanHoose, of Staffordsville, and Bill VanHoose of Wabash, IN; one daughter, Mickey VanHoose of Huber Heights, OH; one brother, Burns C. VanHoose, Jr., of Dayton, OH; one sister, Eunice Adams of Wittensville; 9 grandchildren (rest of Obit is missing) Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 9, 1988

    VANHOOSE, Roby
1906-1988
Retired miner Roby VanHoose, 81, died Wednesday, November 30, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. VanHoose was born December 30, 1906 in Johnson County, the son of Albert VanHoose and Loutisha Boyd.  He was a member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mae Salyers VanHoose; 1 son, James A. VanHoose of Sitka; 2 brothers, Fred VanHoose and Clyde VanHoose both of Sitka; 8 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday, December3 in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Lyons, Jim McKenzie and Stanley Burchett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 7, 1988

   
WARD, James Joe
1933-1988
Former Johnson County resident, James Joe Ward, 55, died Sunday, Nov 27, in Bonifay, FL. Mr. Ward was born July 12, 1933 in Johnson County, the son of Earl Ward and Hazel Messer. He was a veteran of Korea and a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Inis Eujean Ward; two sons, Randy Ward of Richmond and David Lee Ward of Fort Riley, Kansas; one brother, John Earl Ward of Offutt; one half brother, Clifford Cartwright, of PA; and one half sister, Vina Morgan. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 7, 1988

   
WELLS, Robert
1914-1988
Former Paintsville resident, Robert Lee Wells, 73, died Nov 1 in All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. Mr. Wells was born Nov 30, 1914 in Paintsville, the son of Byron and Sophia Meek Wells. He was a retired logistics officer with Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, a member of Weslan United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, and a member of Elks Club and Fraternal Order of Moose, both of St. Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Alice Ward Wells, in Dec 1966. Surviving are one son, John Scott Wells of Paintsville; one daughter Mrs. Bobbi Jean Yingling of Reston, VA; three grandchildren, Kellie Wells and Courtney and Justin Yingling. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 5, in Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Eugene Strange officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers included Rev. Eugene Strange, Mike Schmidt, Frank Wells, Jay Callis, Robert Yingling, John Scott Wells, Robert Bayes, Scott Craft, John B. Wells, III and Ronald E. Ward. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Nov 9, 1988

   
WHITAKER, Alta (Blair)
1899-1988
Retired post master, Alta Whitaker, died Wednesday, Nov 2, at her East Point residence. Mrs. Whitaker was born Nov 18, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of Joseph and Rachel Arms Blair. She was a member of Whitaker Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Cleveland Whitaker, preceded her in death in 1965. Surviving are one son, John L. Whitaker, of East Point, two daughters, Josephine Whitaker, and Opal Robinson, both of East Point, and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 5, in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Lowell Pelphrey and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Whitaker Family Cemetery at East Point, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Nov 9, 1988

   
YATES, Elva
1914-1988
Rev. Elva Yates, 74, of Paintsville, died recently. Mr. Yates was born April 24, 1914 in Scioto Co., OH, the son of Sam and Illint Brown Yates. He was disabled and a member of the Church of God. His wife, Imogene Ward Yates preceded him in death in 1974. Surviving are two sisters, Effie Music Stapleton of Paintsville and Jean Workman of Lima, OH. Graveside rites were held Thursday, November 10 in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Lawrence Hackworth officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in  charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 16, 1988.
     


 
DECEMBER - 1988


   
   
ARMSTRONG, Robert S.
1911-1988
Robert S. Armstrong, 77, died on Friday, December 9. Mr. Armstrong was born November 7, 1911 in Lewis County, the son of John M. and Lucinda Osborne Armstrong. He was a retired building contractor. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Patrick Armstrong; one daughter, Janet Taylor of Columbus, OH, one sister, Beatrice Stewart of Cincinnati, OH and one grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, December 12 in Lane and Stucky Funeral Home, Morehead with Rev. John Runyon officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Morehead with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 14, 1988

   
ASHLEY, Elizabeth (Music)
1911-1988
Elizabeth M. Ashley, 77 of Greenfield, IN, died Wednesday, Dec 14 in Hancock Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ashley was born Sep 6, 1911 in Johnson Co., the daughter of Martin and Laura (Hager) Music. A Greenfield resident since October, Mrs. Ashley formerly resided in Louisville and North Palm Beach, FL. She was a member and past matron of Beuchel No. 339 Eastern Star, Louisville and the Palm Beach Shrine Club Auxillary. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Lester and three brothers, Wilbur, John and D. Mart Music. Survivors include a daughter, LaQuaeti Wright, of Greenfield; one brother, W. H. Music of Pamona Park, FL, one sister, Leota DeRossett of East Point; and two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Eastern Star memorial services were conducted Friday, Dec 16, in Pasco Memorial Mortuary with Miriam Chapter 65 in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Santa's Helpers of the donor's favorite charity. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 21, 1988

    
BLEVINS, Freddie
1941-1988
Freddie Blevins, 47, died December 15. Mr. Blevins was born April 5, 1941 in Kentucky, and spent most of his life in Delaware. He was formerly employed by Sunray Stove Company and Ranco Inc., and was a former member of AM-VETS and VFW in Delaware. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam and a granddaughter. Surviving are his mother, Dixie Blevins, one son, Lynn Vermillion; two daughters, Debbie Carroll and Tina Clark; three brothers, Brad, Sam, and Virgil Ray; four sisters, Betty Blevins, Violet LeMaster, Billie Hawkins, and Lou Neace; and two granddaughters. Burial was in Sunbury Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1989

    
BURCHETT, Gilbert
1949-1988
Gilbert Burchett, 39, died Tuesday, December 13, in St. Mary's Hosptial, Huntington, WV. Mr. Burchett was born April 29, 1949, in Johnson County, the son of Louise Castle Burchett and the late Delbert Burchett. he was a miner with Pontiki Coal, a member of the Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the D.A.V.  Surviving are his mother; his wife, Sharon Conley Burchett; two sons, Scotty Allen Burchett, and Gilbert Burchett, Jr, both at home; one daughter, Lisa Lynn Ferguson of Offutt; six brothers, Larry Burchett, of Ulysses, Lionell Burchett, of Lowmansville, Robert Burchett, William Burchett, and Gary Burchett, all of Stambaugh and Lloyd Burchett, of Falcon; one sister, Shirley Tevis, of Lexington; and two granddaughters, Amanda Renee Ferguson and Brittany Lynn Williamson. Funeral services held Thursday, December 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill and David Keith Castle officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Falcon. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

    
BUTCHER, William
1915-1988
Former Johnson County resident, William A. Butcher, 73, died Tuesday, Dec 6, in Miamisburg, OH. Mr. Butcher was born June 13, 1915 in Williamsport, the son of John W. and Rachael Phelps Butcher. He was retired from Monsanto and a WWII veteran. Surviving are two sons, Lonnie, and H. Douglas, both of Miamisburg; one sister, Maxine Shelley, of Chattanooga, TN; and four grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 12, in Miamisburg, with Gebbart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

   
DANIEL, Ethel (Ward)
1921-1988
Paintsville resident, Ethel Daniel, 67, died Thursday, December 15, at her residence. Mrs. Daniel was born May 25, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of John N. and Gracie Plummer Ward. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kellam Daniel in May 1987. Surviving are 2 sisters, Lydia Arrowood of St. Albans, WV and Betty Daniel of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Butcher, Glen Penix and Earl Muncy officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

    
FRALEY, Gladia (Ratliff)
1913-1988
Paintsville resident, Gladia Fraley, 75, died Sunday, Dec 11. Mrs. Fraley was born July 31, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of John E. and Dolly Trimble Ratliff. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Delmar Fraley, preceded her in death in Nov 1977. Surviving are six sons, Charles and Dave both of Columbus, OH, Bill of Henderson, Dean of Grand Blanc, MI and Larry and Ron, both of Flint, MI; five daughters, Barbara Maupin of Grand Blanc, Ann Treague of Flint, Marlene Tye, of Lexington, Rose Reid of Columbus, and Marsha Meek of Thelma; one brother, Gordon Ratliff of Jackson, MI; 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 13 in Eastside Freewill Baptist church, with Bob Baker and Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in the Fraley Family Cemetery in Paintsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 21, 1988

    
GOBLE, Opal (Short)
1913-1988
Opal Goble, 75, died Thursday, Dec 1, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Goble was born Jan 17, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of J. D. Short and Rosina Music Short. She was retired from the Paintsville Hospital and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Goble. Surviving are one daughter, Geraldine Tackett; and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 7, 1988

    
GRIM, Beatrice (Reed)
1913-1988
Beatrice Grim, 75, died Saturday, Dec 24, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Grim was born May 2, 1913 in Floyd County, the daughter of Samuel "Bud" and Allie Hyden Reed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Hatfield, in 1971. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Daniels, of Hager Hill; one step daughter, Betsy Bayne, of Warsaw, IN; two sisters, Josephine Music of Paintsville, and Mildred Whitaker of Columbus, OH and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 27, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Music-Hyden Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Jan 4, 1989

   
GRIM, Vivian (Stambaugh)
1917-1988
Vivian Grim, 71, died Thursday, December 15, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Ms. Grim was born February 25, 1917 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ben and Effie Green Stambaugh. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are one son, Gary Stambaugh of Johnstown, OH; one daughter, Sarah Hamilton of Germantown, OH; one brother, William Stambaugh of Hager Hill, four sisters, Verla Hall of Paintsville, Phyllis Stapleton of Springfield, OH, Mary Music of Columbus, OH, and Joyce Ferguson of Cleveland, OH; and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gus Andrews officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

     
GULLETT, Virgie (Blanton)
1892-1988
Virgie Gullett of Mt. Vernon, OH, formerly of Red Bush, died Thursday, Dec 29, in the Mt. Vernon County Club Center. Mrs. Gullett was born Feb 26, 1892 in Kenwood, the daughter of James Mac Blanton and Sarah McCarty Blanton. She was a member of the Low Gap United Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Gullett in March 1933 and three daughters. Surviving are two sons, James David Gullett and Elmer Gullett, both of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Ruby Leibel, of Mt. Vernon, Mary (Maggie) Williams of Indianapolis, IN, Neva Salyer of Dayton, OH, and Dixie Puckett, of Springfield, OH; 18 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 20 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 31, in Dowds-Wiggins Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul E. Flack officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 11, 1989

    
HEINLEIN, Yvonne
1955-1988
Nippa resident, Yvonne Heinlein died Tuesday, December 6. Ms. Heinlein was born August 18, 1955 in Columbus, OH, the daughter of Carl Heinlein and Loverne Lemaster Heinlein. Surviving are her father, two sons, Craig Fahner and Harry Fahner, both of South Bloomfield, OH, one daughter, Lawana Tevenes, of Nippa and her grandmother, Fannie Lemaster of Nippa. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 14, 1988

    
HILL, Astor, Jr.
1964-1988
Astor Lee Hill, Jr., 24, died Thursday, December 15. Mr. Hill was born June 4, 1964 in Johnson County, the son of Astor Lee Hill, Sr., and Ethel Cooper Hill. He was employed in Asplundh Weed Control. Surviving are his parents, one son, Nicholas Lee Clark; one daughter, Alicia Nicole Clark; one brother, Dewayne Hill of Hager Hill; and two sisters, Debra Jo Duty and Veronica Lynn Hazelett of Pikeville and his paternal grandparents, Helen and Alvin Hill of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Hobson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

   
KIMBLER, Mamie (Castle)
1907-1988
Mamie Kimbler, 81, died Friday, December 16, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Kimbler was born September 22, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lum and Carrie VanHoose Castle. Surviving are her husband, George Oits Kimbler; one stepson, Robert Kimbler of Yucaipa, CA; one stepdaughter, June Marie Kimbler of Staffordsville; one brother Telie Mead. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 18 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Blackburn and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

   
KIMBLETON, Corvin
1917-1988
Retired barber, Corvin Kimbleton, 71, died Saturday, December 24 at his Staffordsvilel residence. Mr. Kimbleton was born October 28, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of Jim and Sara Margaret Skeens Kimbleton. He was a member (minister) of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Martha Lemaster Kimbleton, two sons, James Buell Kimbleton and Charles Edward Kimbleton, both of Hilliard, OH; two daughters, Dora Margaret Lewis of Columbus, OH, and Betty Susan Sparks of Grove City, OH; three brothers, Kern, of Gravitt, Arkansas, Cecil of Paintsville and James of Ashland; one half brother, Frank Blevins, Jr., of Staffordsville, one sister, Ora Jeanette Boleyn, of Staffordsville; and 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and two step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Williams officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

   
MASON, Bonita (Allen)
1946-1988
Former Johnson County resident, Bonita Kay Allen Mason, 42, died Sunday, December 4 in Houston, TX. Mrs. Mason was born July 15, 1946 in Johnson County, the daughter of Glenn Allen, Sr., and stepdaughter of Pauline Allen of Paintsville. Surviving are her mother, Margaret Zimmerman and step father, Don Zimmerman of Sandusky, OH; one son, Chris Brown, of California; one daughter, Kelly Susan Brown Otten, of Corinth, MS; three half brothers, Glenn Allen, Jr., Samuel Allen and Wallace King, Jr., all of Paintsville and one sister, Toby Blanton, of Fairborn, OH; one half sister, Teresa Daniels, of Flat Gap; her grandmother, Vicie Coleman of Arcanum, OH; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 15, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

    
McCLOUD, Charles
1916-1988
Charles McCloud, 72, died Saturday, December 24 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mr. McCloud was born April 23, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of William Ireland and Hattie Conley McCloud. He was a self employed merchant and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Retta Moore McCloud; 2 sons, William of Nippa and Charles of Jacksonville, Fl; 2 daughters, Judy DeLong of Hager Hill, and Christa Lynn Schmitt of Paintsville; one sister, Vivian Castle of Paintsville; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with James Kelly Caudill, Paul Wayne Browning and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

   
MUSIC, Kelly Jr.
1936-1988
Wittensville resident, Kelly Music, Jr., 52, died Wednesday, December 28 at his residence. Mr. Kelly was born May 8, 1936 in Johnson County the son of Kelly and Ellie Daniel Music. He was a disabled miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Clifton Music, in February 1985. Surviving are his parents; one son, Terry Music of Wittensville; one daughter, Kelly Darnell Cordle, of Blaine, and one sister, Mollie Fay Williamson, of Paris. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 4, 1989

    
OWENS, Edgar
1920-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 14 at 1 p.m. in Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church for Edgar Owens, 68. Mr. Owens was born April 23, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of Lee and Mary Cook Owens. He was a retired Disabled Veteran and a member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Walter Owens of Oil Springs and Dallas Owens of Mima; and one sister, Edith Barker of Oil Springs. Officiating at services will be Elder Charles Stapleton. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 14, 1988

   
PELFREY, Bill
1931-1988
Billy M. Pelfrey, 57, died Friday, December 2.  Mr. Pelfrey was born June 10, 1931 in Morgan County, the son of Wallie F. and Mettie Cantrell Pelfrey. He was a veteran of the Korean War and self-employed with Pelfrey's Barber Shop, Staffordsville.  Surviving are his wife, Nell Blanton Pelfrey; three sons, Jackie, of Bradenton, FL, Jerry of Staffordsville, and William of Richmond; one brother, Clyde of Dayton, OH and one sister, Sarah Bell Smith of Dayton; two grandsons. Funeral services held Monday, December 5, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tobe Wheeler, Jr and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 7, 1988

   
SALYER, Rhoda (Rice)
1893-1988
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Rhoda Rice Salyer, 95. Mrs. Salyer was born June 19, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Mary Stapleton Rice. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elsie Salyer in December 1978. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Eual McKenzie and Rev. Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 4, 1989

     
SCHRADER, Clyde
1931-1988
Meally resident, Clyde Schrader, 57, died Monday, December 19, in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mr. Schrader was born April 28, 1931 in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Donival and Hazel Cox Schrader. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force and a member of the Paintsville Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Peggy M. Salyers Schrader; two daughters, Diana Mullins of Meally, and Hazel Smith of Huber Heights, OH; one sister, Marva Bay of Marietta, OH; and three grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and two great step grandchildren Funeral services were held Friday, December 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

   
SMITH, Ambie (Akers)
1921-1988
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Ambie Smith, 67. Mrs. Smith was born June 2, 1921 in Floyd County, the daughter of Robert and Ida Whitaker Akers. She was a member of Abbott United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Douglas Smith in July 1977. Surviving are three sons, Greg Smith of Boons Camp, Alfred Smith of Blaine and Doug Smith of Williamsport; one brother, John Akers of Orlando, FL; three sisters, Edna Milon, of Prestonsburg, Lucy Carpenter of East Point, and Josephine Gibson of Deesville, In and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 12 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Butcher and Claude Mollett officiating. Burial was in Milon Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

   
SPEARS, Mabel S. (Setser)
1909-1988
Mabel S. Spears, 79, died Friday, December 2, at her Van Lear residence. Mrs. Spears was born May 9, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Walter Setser and Lucy Hatcher Setser. She was a retired school teacher from the Johnson County school system. Her husband, Leon Spears preceded her in death in 1970. Surviving are one son, Harold Spears of Van Lear, one daughter, Louise Braaten of el Paso, TX, three brothers, Frank Setser and Marvin Setser, both of Van Lear and Kenneth (Bob) Setser of Louisa ; one sister, Pearl Beardsley of Dallas, TX and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 7 in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 14, 1988

   
SPEARS, Opal (Spears)
1916-1988
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 21 at 2 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Opal Spears, 72. Mrs. Spears was born December 7, 1916 in Floyd County, the daughter of Marion Spears and Ellen Jervis Spears. She was retied from Berea College and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Winifred (Jerry) Spears; two daughters, Bonnie Spears of Baltimore, MD and Yvonne Garvin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one sister, Mabel Wheatley of Barnetts Creek and one grandchild. Officiating at services will be James Kelly Caudill. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

  
STAFFORD, Virginia (Wells)
1921-1988
Virginia Stafford, 67, died Friday, Dec 2 in Lexington. Mrs. Stafford was born June 2, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of Andrew and Rosie Delong Wells. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curt (Curley) Stafford, in Nov 1971. Surviving are one son, Glenn Stafford of Cleveland, OH; two daughters, Diana Morris of Lexington and Betty Jo Stephens of Salyersville; one sister, Geraldine McCroskey of Elizabeth, WV; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Delong Cemetery at John's Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 7, 1988

   
WALLEN, Sue Carrol
1944-1988
Sue Carrol Wallen, 44, died Wednesday, Dec 21, in Peoria, AZ. Ms. Wallen ws born dec 6, 1944 in Paintsville, the daughter of Leslie Wallen and Loretta Boyd Blair and the stepdaughter of Bill Blair. Surviving are her mother; one son, Gerald Nichols of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Debbie Sipas, of Manchester, CT; four brothers, Jimmy Wallen of Wabash, IN, Leslie Wallen, Jr of Sterling, VA, Edward Wallen of MI, and Charles Wallen of Paintsville; one half brother, William Blair of Paintsville; two sisters, Sharon Grim of Nippa, and Sandra Blair of West Van Lear; her maternal grandmother, Una Blessing; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, dec 24, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Dec 28, 1988

  
WELLS, Joe
1899-1988
Retired miner, Joe David Wells, 89, died Saturday, Dec 17, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born July 23, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of H. B. Wells and Cynthia Collins Wells. He was retired from Northeast Consolidated Coal, worked for Kentucky West Virginia Gas for 25 years and was a deputy sheriff. He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Wells. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Mae Webb Wells; six sons, Joe, Jr., Denver, Everell, and Herbert, all of Van Lear, Charles of Rush, and George of Defiance, OH; two daughters, Josephine Wells Cassedy of Dayton, OH and Geraldine Wells Cassedy of Lexington; one sister, Maxie Ramey of AZ; and 32 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 21, 1988

   
WILLIAMS, Ethridge "Eck"
1922-1988
Ethridge "Eck" Williams, 66, former resident of Johnson County, died Sunday, Dec 25 in UK Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Williams was born June 15, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of Lee Bernard and Alta Wells. He was a retired construction worker and member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Nola Williams; two stepsons, Randell Deskins of Sevierville, TN and Thomas Deskins of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Kathy Scott of Van Lear and Bonnie Mayer of East Lake, OH; one stepdaughter, Nona Sanders of Cynthiana; two brothers, James of Paintsville and Harold of Garland, TX; three sisters, Delores Booth of Van Lear, Annice Music of Boons Camp, and Eula Mae McGinnis of Grayson; and three grandchildren and six step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Wells-Collins Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

   
WILLIAMSON, Aulden "Aud"
1909-1988
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 24 for Aulden Williamson, 79. Mr. Williamson was born June 28, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Aley and Mary Wells Williamson. He was a coal miner and a member of Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife,  Julia Ann Music; two sons, Woodridge Williamson of Cincinnati, OH and Gerald Williamson of Paintsville; three daughters, Retha Lou Blackburn of Van Lear, Gwendolyn Ward of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Betty Webb of Paintsville and 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Officiating at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were David Blackburn, Charles Banks and Roger Hill. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

   
WILSON, Della (Meek)
1918-1988
Jones-Preston Funeral home was in charge of arrangements for Della Wilson, 70. Mrs. Wilson was born Oct 11, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Albert and Lakie Ward Meek. She was a member of Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church. She was preceded in death by two husbands Tom Wilson in 1988 and Isom Bowen in 1968. Surviving are one son, Fred Bowen, of Boons Camp; two brothers, Luster Meek, of Boons Camp and Tom Meek of Delta Junction; two sisters, Ernestine Hensley of Mooresburg, TN and Carol Dutton of Boons Camp; and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 24 in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Lonnie Ratliff and Jim Price officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 28, 1988
     


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