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JANUARY 1995

AUXIER, Jessie (Brown)
1908-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 28 for Jessie Brown Auxier, 86, who died Wednesday, January 25 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Auxier was born October 20, 1908, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Henry Jefferson Auxier and Millie Alice Burchett. She was a member of the Van Lear Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Addie Baldridge Auxier, on December 16, 1967; a son, Henry Ireland Auxier, on November 15, 1969; and a brother George Ireland Auxier. Surviving are one son, Harold Kermit Auxier of Van Lear and two grandchildren. Officiating at services were Doug Kestner and Manford Fannin. Burial was in Auxier Family Cemetery at Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

  
BOWLING, Elva (Burke)
1914-1995
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 22 for Elva Burke Bowling, 80, who died Thursday, January 19 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bowling was born February 1, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Harrison and Emma Arms Burke. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Everett Bowling in 1988. Surviving are two sons, Gary Neil Bowling of Van Lear and Fredrick Bowling of Cleveland, OH; one sister, Trixie Adams of East Point; and six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Kenny Collins and Roger Hill. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1995

   
BROOKS, William Chester
1944-1995
William Chester Brooks, 50, died Sunday, January 15 at Lapeer Hospital in Lapeer, MI. Mr. Brooks was born May 7, 1944 in Charlotte, NC, the son of Hester Ferguson Preston of Lexington and the late Clyde William Brooks. He was an electrician. Surviving are his mother; one son, Jason James Brooks of Kingston, MI; one daughter, Kristin Amy Brooks of Roseville, MI; and three sisters, Georgia Lea Harrison of Wendell, NC, Euelene Mabley of Lexington and Irene Preston of Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 19 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery at Red Bush. Pallbearers were Jason Brooks, Vernon Hall, Marcus Cristoforo, Billy Harrison, Gary Mabley, Matthew Mabley and Bob Ferguson. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995

   
BROWN, Melba J (Williams)
1933-1995
Retired cook, Melba Jane Brown, 61, died Friady, January 6 at her Van Lear residence. Mrs. Brown was born February 3, 1933, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Houston and Thelma Picklesimer Williams. She was retired from Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Jack Brown; one son, Lackie Neal Brown of Van Lear; one brother, Delmar Williams of GA; five sisters, Glena Music and Nancy Wells, both of Van Lear, Phyllis Murphy of MI, Ruth Stambaugh of West Van Lear and Reatha Fox of FL, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 9 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, January 18, 1995

   
CAUDILL, Willard Wayne
1923-1995
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 25, for Willard Wayne Caudill, 71, who died Monday, January 23 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Caudill was born May 29, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Johnny Trimble and Ethel Travis Caudill. He was a construction worker and veteran of World War II. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Wilbur J. Caudill. Surviving are his wife, Ruth McCloud Caudill and one brother, Lionel Caudill of Nippa. Officiating at 11 a.m. services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1995

   
CHAFFINS, Earl Edward
1948-1995
Van Lear resident, Earl Edward Chaffins, 46, died Saturday, January 21 at his residence. Mr. Chaffins was born March 15, 1948, at Garrett, the son of the late Marion and Eva Hale Chaffins. He was a disabled contract laborer. Surviving are one son, James Earl Chaffins of Martin; one daughter, April Dawn Chaffins of Lima, OH; and one brother, David Carroll Chaffins of David. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, at 1 p.m. at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Alvin Osborne and Bee Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Willie Hale Cemetery at David. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1995

  
CONLEY, Carl
1921-1995
Carl Conley, 73, of Carey, OH, formerly of Riceville, died January 12 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, OH. Mr. Conley was born March 25, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Malta Hannah Conley and the late Paris Conley. He was a mill operator at Claycraft in Upper Sandusky, having retired in 1988, and a member of Carey Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Brunice and Bayles; and two sisters, Bethel and Beatrice. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Lillian I. Blair; two sons, Jimmy Conley of Chillicothe, OH and Justin Conley of Carey; one daughter, Janice Castle of North Manchester, IN; one brother, William Douglas of Carey; four sisters, Merlyn Taylor of Swamp Branch, Myrtle Patrick of Slayersville, Florence Caudill of Luckey, OH and Edna Perkins of Carey and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 16 at Carey Freewill Baptist Church; with Brothers Randy Nichols and Frank Young officiating. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey with Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, January 18, 1995

  
COPLEY, Alice Mae (Daniels)
1919-1995
Alice Mae Daniels Copley, 76, died Saturday, January 21 at St. George Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Mrs. Copley, a resident of Cincinnati, was born January 13, 1919, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Everett B. and Anna Mayo Daniels. She was a retired ward clerk from Highlands Regional Medical Center and member of Highland Church of Christ. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Clarence H. Copley in 1958; and a daughter, Martha Thompson. Surviving are two daughters, Patty Carroll of Paintsville and Marsha Brewer of Cincinnati; one sister, Elizabeth Ball of Lexington; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995

    
DANIEL, Alma (Rice)
1903-1995
Former Sitka resident, Alma E. Daniel, 91, died Monday, January 16 in Williamsburg, VA. Mrs. Daniel was born February 10, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Sola Conley Rice. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church at Sitka. Also preceding her in death was her husband, George Daniel, on July 12, 1973. Surviving are three daughters, Doris Hackney of Paintsville and Joan Townsend and Brenda Lemaster, both of Williamsburg; and five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, January at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Jim McKenzie and Darrin Rice officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995

 
DYE, Danny
1957-1995
Danny Dye, 37, died Tuesday, January 31 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Dye was born May 13, 1957, in Johnson County, the son of Lorraine Fairchild and the late Henry Dye, Jr.. He was disabled. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Tackett Dye; his mother; two brothers, Jimmy Dye of Paintsville and Ronnie Dye of Jacksonville, FL and four sisters, Maggie Medicus of Hager Hill, Tammy Lowe and Darlene Osborne, both of West Van Lear, and Florene Jackson of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Friday, February 3 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Ronnie Tackett, Doug Bangham, Ed Hensley, Teddy Kurtsinger, Henry Dye, and Billy Lowe. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

 
FREEMAN, Geraldine (Swihart)
1936-1994
Geraldine Freeman, 58, died Monday, January 2 at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, IN. Mrs. Freeman was born August 3, 1936, in Fulton County, IN, the daughter of the late Charles and Vesta Mae Smith Swihart. She was an in home health care provider. She was also preceded in death by one son, three brothers and one sister. Surviving are her husband, George Freeman; one son, Keith Shepherd of Wabash, IN; one daughter Debra Sluss of Hager Hill; seven stepchildren; four grandchildren and 14 step grandchildren; and one sister, Willodean Swope of Nappanee, IN. Funeral services were held Friday, January 6 at Hartzler Funeral Home of Akron, IN, with Rev. Leroy Lane officiating. Burial was in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, IN. Paintsville Herald, January 11, 1995

 
GARLAND, Faye (Conley)
1917-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Faye Garland, 77, of Cincinnati, OH died January 23.  Mrs. Garland was born March 31, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Irvin and Nola Salyer Conley. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Cincinnati. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Paul Garland, and a brother, Eugil Conley. Surviving are one son, Paul B. Garland of Centerville, OH; two daughters, Trish Michael of Cincinnati and Deborah Schumacher of Cottonwood, AZ; one sister, Jeanette Salyer of Centerville; one brother, Deulas Conley of Springfield, OH; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 26 at T. P. White Funeral Home, Cincinnati. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, KY. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

  
GEORGE, Johnny
1909-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7 for Johnny George, 85, who died Wednesday, January 4 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. George was born March 19, 1909 in Lawrence County, the son of the late John and Stella Davis George. He was a farmer and member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lola Murray George; two daughters, Joyce Carol Lemaster of Paintsville and Ananelle Borders of Ulysses; and three grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel was James K. Caudill. Burial was in Jess Daniel Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, January 18, 1995

  
HACKWORTH, Lora (Blanton)
1918-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lora Lou Blanton Hackworth, 76, who died Tuesday, January 24 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hackworth was born May 2, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Merva Lemaster Blanton. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Robert Hackworth, in 1976; a son, Ricky Allen Hackworth; a daughter Linda Salyer in 1979; and a brother, William Martin Blanton. Surviving are three sons, Donald and Jimmy Hackworth, both of Swamp Branch, and Herbert Hackworth of Oil Springs; three daughters, Thelma Blair of Swamp Branch, Wanda Lemaster of Riceville and Rhonda Williams of Thelma; one sister Nora Ellen Ramey of Washington, OH; and 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 27 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Herbert Ray Music officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

   
HALL, Marcella (Krautman)
1903-1995
Marcella Krautman Hall, 91, of Lexington, died January 19 at Lexington Country Place, Lexington. Mrs. Hall was born November 8, 1903, in Bonnots Mill, MO, the daughter of the late Conrad and Sabina Krautman. Also preceding her in death was her husband, C. Mitchell Hall. Surviving are two stepsons, Dr. Maurice M. Hall of Paintsville and Dr. Paul R. Hall of Toms River, NJ; and a cousin, Mary Lou Bonnett of MO. Graveside services were held at James McHenry Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch on January 21, with Rev. Dick VanHoose officiating. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1995

  
HORN, Clifton
1912-1994
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Clifton Horn, 82, who died Wednesday, January 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Horn was born September 25, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of the late Walker and Lizzie Sublett Horn. He was a retired clerk from Big Sandy R.E.C.C. and member of the Presbyterian Church in Prestonsburg. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Alexander Horn; one son, Douglas Phillip Horn of Lexington; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Gurrant officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, January 18, 1995

   
KING, Paul Langley
1943-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Paul Langley King, 51, who died Sunday, January 15 at his Staffordsville residence. Mr. King was born February 11, 1943 in Johnson County, the son of Josephine Crislip King and the late Joe King. Surviving are his mother; four brothers, Lowell, Robert, Wade, and Harold, all of Staffordsville; and two sisters, Nancy Prater and Betty Jane King, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 17 at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill, Dick VanHoose and Wallace Conley officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, January 18, 1995

  
MCCARTY, Hazel (Williams)
1917-1994
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Hazel McCarty, 78, who died Wednesday, January 4 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. McCarty ws born January 4, 1917 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth Meade Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hager McCarty, in 1948, and a brother, Floyd Williams, Jr. Surviving are three daughters, Eleanor McCarty of Oil Springs, Garnet Blanton of Dayton, OH, and Joan Schneider of Chesapeake, OH; four sisters, Joy McCarty of Hager Hill; Florence Myers of Columbus, OH and Mabel Newmiller and Wanda Stapleton, both of Mt. Sterling, OH; and eight grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Held officiating. Burial was in Litteral Family Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, January 11, 1995

   
MESSER, Hillard
1937-1995
Paintsville resident, Hillard “Bud” Messer, 57, died Friday, January 20 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Messer was born February 18, 1937, in Knott County, the son of the late Beecher and Jane Robinson Messer. Surviving are one brother, John Messer of Thealka; and five sisters, Bonnie Tackett and Martha Messer, both of West Van Lear, Hazel Hicks and Goldie Prokop, both of Willard, OH and Anna Music of Petersburg, TN. Funeral services were held Monday, January 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Hubert Slone officiating, Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995 

   
MUSIC, Clyde
1912-1995
Retired miner, Clyde Music; 82, died Friday, January 20, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Mr. Music was born July 22, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of the late Clayton and Rosie Powers Music. He was a member of the Meally Church of Christ. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Emma Music, on April 3, 1989; a son, Ricky Music; and a daughter, Loretta Music. Surviving are three sons, Clyde, Jr., of Meally, Johnnie of Volga and William Scotty of Germantown, OH; three daughters, Gretta Conley of Meally, Dinetta Curtis of Aberdeen, OH and Patricia Ann Erby of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Teddy of Meally, and Paul B. and Arlie, both of Dayton; four sisters, Eloise Davis of Meally, Gertrude Wilkinson of Belbrook, OH, Alka George of St. Cloud, FL and Marie Wells of WV; and 12 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Arville Short and Ottis Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1995

   
PACK, Gaylord Sr.
1905-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Gaylord Pack, Sr., 89, who died Tuesday, January 17 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born December 3, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of the late George Washington and Alwilda Preston Pack. He was retired from Paintsville Truck Sales, a member of Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church and retired director from Citizens National Bank. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Sylvia Arrowood Pack, on February 28, 1972. Surviving are one son, Gaylord Pack, Jr., of Paintsville; one daughter, Dordena McNally of Prestonsburg; one brother, Arnold Pack of Morehead; and six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 20 at Paintsville United Baptist Church, with John Red Pelphrey, J. D. rice and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995

   
PACK, Walter
1897-1994
Retired merchant, Walter Pack, 98, died January 6, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born January 1, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of the late George W. and Alwilda Preston Pack. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife Daisy Gibbs Pack, on April 7, 1989. Surviving are one son, George Walter Pack of Paintsville, two daughters, Jo Pack of Paintsville and Helen Pack Elam of Williamsport; two brothers, Gaylord Pack of Paintsville and Arnold Pack of Morehead; and one grandson, Robert Elam of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 8 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Charles Price, Mitchell Baldwin and David Baldwin officiating. Burial was in Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, January 11, 1995

   
SALYERS, Miltie
1918-1995
Sitka resident, Miltie Salyers, 76, died Saturday, January 28 at his residence. Mr. Salyers was born April 12, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of the late Columbus and Minnie Salyers. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Annis Salyer; two sons, James C. of Sitka and Art David of Milford Center, OH; two daughters, Mildred D. Cantrell of Sitka and Ruby May Waller of Lafontaine, IN; one brother, Norman Slayers of Columbus, OH; one sister Cova McKenzie of Sitka, and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene Stambough officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995

   
SMITH, William
1928-1995
William “Bill Hoss” Smith, 66, died Tuesday, January 10 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Smith was born August 27, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of the late James Everett and Margaret Laney Smith. He was a retired miner and member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Sally Estep Smith; three daughters, Mary Sue Daniels of Thealka, Sharon Blanton of River and Sherry Bush of Paintsville; one brother, Ben Smith of East Point, three sisters, Ruth Castle of Wittensville, Affair Castle of Thealka and Etta Marie Tackett of Paintsville and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14 at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Doc Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, January 18, 1995

   
SOWARDS, Deloris (Cantrell)
1947-1995
Deloris Hill Sowards, 47, died Monday, January 23 at her Volga residence. Mrs. Sowards was born June 24, 1947, in Johnson County, the daughter of Clora Cantrell Cantrell and the late Roy Cantrell. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Frank Sowards; two sons, Gary Hill of Volga and David Hill of Flat Gap; one daughter, Sherri Hill of Sunbury, OH; one brother, Henry Cantrell of Paintsville; four sisters, Leora Davis, Sue Salyer and Betty Sparks, all of Volga and Maxine Stambaugh of Sunbury; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 26 at Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Volga, with Elders Eulas Adams and Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery at Volga, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Rodney Sowards, Tom Sparks, Steve Green, Rob Stambaugh, Larry Nauman and Gary Hill. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995

   
STAMBAUGH, R. C.
1931-1995
Wittensville resident, R. C. Stambaugh, 63, died Friday, January 27 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Stambaugh was born July 24, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of the late Fred and Jemima Burchett Stambaugh. He was a maintenance worker for Carl Perkins Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Burchett Stambaugh; one son, Gary Stambaugh of Wittensville; one daughter, Lori Stambaugh of Wittensville; one brother, Lucian Stambaugh of Whitesburg; and three sisters, Geraldine “Teen” Castle of Wittensville, Tilda Chandler of Hager Hill and Jessie VanHoose of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, January 30 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Castle and Elders Rutherford Blair, Claude Mollett and W. L. Walters officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

   
STAMBAUGH, Dorothea Marie (Lambert)
1923-1994
Dorothea (Dottie) Marie Lambert Stambaugh, 71, of Ashland, died January 8 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Stambaugh was born October 7, 1923, at Wayland, the daughter of the late Gordon Lambert and Elizabeth Honschell Lambert Spears. She owned His & Her Clothing Store in Ashland and was a member of the Church of Christ in Pikeville. Surviving are her husband John M. Stambaugh; two daughters, Sherry Croft of Los Angeles, CA and Lee Gibbs of Ashland; her stepfather, L. R. Spears of West Van Lear; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12 at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, with Rev. Tony Amerine officiating. Burial will be in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, January 11, 1995

   
WELLS, Ivory L.
1912-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 2 for Ivory L. Wells, 82, who died Tuesday, January 31 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born November 17, 1912 in Martin County, the son of the late Marion and Alice Burke Wells. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Addie Phipps Wells; one daughter, Marbel Williamson of Paintsville; one brother, Kermit Wells of Meally; three sisters, Garnetta Rucker, Imogene Sammons and Hattie Wells, all of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Joe Hill. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

   
WHEELER, Willie Bruce
1913-1995
Willie Bruce Wheeler, 81, of Ashland, died Saturday, January 21 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Wheeler was born September 27,1913, at Auxier, the son of the late Herbert L. and Willie May Preston Wheeler. He was a retired industrial engineer from Armco Steel, member of South Ashland United Methodist Church, Armco Management Club and active member of Y.M.C.A.  Also preceding him in death was his wife, Lucille McClave Wheeler who died in 1991. Surviving are one son, Herbert B. Wheeler of Greensboro, NC; one daughter, Willie McCullough of Ashland; and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24 at Steen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Powell officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, February 1, 1995


     
 FEBRUARY 1995
  
ARMS, Virgil
1920-1995
Laborer, Virgil Arms, 74, died Friday, February 10 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Arms was born April 28, 1920, in Johnson County, the son of the late Jack Arms and Dora Hall. Surviving are his wife, Argonne Thacker Arms; three sons, James of Marysville, OH, Larry of Milford Center, OH, and Gary of Delaware, OH; two daughters, Shirley Williams of Flat Gap and Carol Sue Nichols of Plain City, OH; three brothers, Tony and Bert, both of Hager Hill, and Lundy of Paintsville; one sister, Faye Ratliff of Dayton, OH; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 13, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

    
CASH, James W.
1930-1995
Registered pharmacist, James W. Cash, 64, died Wednesday, February 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Cash was born October 26, 1930, in Cabell County, WV, the son of Irene Cash and the late Fletcher H. Cash. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, member of Highland Church of Christ, colonel at Guyandotte VFW #9783, board member of Martin County Home Health and active member and past president of Eastern Kentucky Pharmacy Association. Surviving are his wife, Annette M. Cash; his mother; three sons, Robert Andrew of Chestertown, MD, James Douglas of Louisville, and Jason David of San Diego, CA; two stepsons, Geoffrey Webb of Washington D.C. and Greg Webb of Colorado Springs, CO; one daughter, Shella Goodman of Oakton, VA; one stepdaughter, Sharon Leigh Daniels of Boons Camp; one sister, Shirley C. Stiff of Portsmouth, OH; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18 at Highland Church of Christ, with Jerry Scott and Alen Cole officiating. Burial was in Woodmore Memorial Park at Huntington, WV with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

   
CASTLE, Elbert
1923-1995
Boons Camp resident, Elbert “Bootin” Castle, Jr. 72, died Monday, February 27, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Castle was born July 19, 1922, in Johnson County, the son of the late Elbert Castle, Sr. and Eva Conley Castle. He was retired from the railroad and a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Mae Staniford Castle; two sons, Michael Dean Castle and Buddy Castle, both of Toledo, OH; one stepson, Richard Castle of Paintsville, One daughter, Donna Jean Kerekes of Toledo; two step daughters, Peggy Bailey of IN and Naomi George of Paintsville, and several grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

  
CLICK, Geraldine (Howard)
1941-1995
Former Paintsville resident Geraldine “Gerri” Howard Click, 53, of Springfield, OH died Friday, February 3 at Mercy Medical Center, OH. Mrs. Click was born June 30, 1941, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Ernie and Dora Phipps Howard. She was a billing clerk with Clark County Water Division for nine years and prior to that time was a beautician for several salons in the Springfield area. Surviving are her husband, Dennis W. Click; one son, William P. Click of Springfield; five sisters, Julia Ratliff of Paintsville, Myrtle Helton of Bloomington and Shirley Montgomery, Lola Jackson and Lottie McFaddin, all of South Charleston, OH; one granddaughter, and her father and mother-in-law, William and Mary Click of Springfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 7 at Conroy Funeral Home, Inc., Springfield, with Revs. Wayne Rigsby, Sturgal McCarty and Lowell McCoy officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
COLLINS, Angie (Spriggs)
1912-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Angie Line Spriggs Collins, 82, who died Wednesday, February 22 at St. Clair Medical Center, Morehead. Mrs. Collins was born July 10, 1912, in Martin County, the daughter of the late Ewing and Caroline Spriggs. She was a merchant. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Russell Collins, in August 1959. Surviving are one daughter, Carmie Apel of Owingsville, one brother, John Spriggs of Van Lear; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Fields Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, March 1, 1995

   
CONLEY, Elbert
1906-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25 for Elbert Conley, 88, who died Wednesday, February 22 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Conley was born June 17, 1906, in Johnson County, the son of the late Hargus and Julia Rice Conley. He was a farmer and member of the Long Fork United Baptist church at Swamp Branch. Surviving are two daughters, Earlene Nordman of Roann, IN and Bobbie Jean Conley of Swamp Branch; one sister, Ruth Hughes of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery at Bonanza. Paintsville Herald, March 1, 1995

  
CONLEY, Grace (Barnett)
1897-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Grace Barnett Conley, 97, died February 23 at Wurtland Health Care Center. Mrs. Conley was born August 2, 1897, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Farris A. and Rebecca Patrick Barnett. She was a member of Martha United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Charlie F. Conley. Surviving are one son; Dr. Charles R. Conley of Greenup; one brother, Wardie Barnett of Paintsville; one sister, Lizzie Arnett of Salyersville; and three grandchildren, three step grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25 at Reed Funeral Home, Greenup, with Rev. John Shroll officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

   
DAWSON, Raymond
1939-1995
Retired miner, Raymond “Buddy” Dawson, 55, died Sunday, Feb 26 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Dawson was born November 28, 1939, in Johnson County, the son of the late Audie and Virginia Setser Dawson. Surviving are his wife, Tonna Lee Collins Dawson; one son, Rodney Ray Dawson of Van Lear; one sister, Doris Taylor of West Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 28 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

  
FAIRCHILD, James Thurman
1911-1995
Former Johnson County resident, James Thurman Fairchild, 83, of Danville, died Wednesday, February 8 at Ephriam McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville. Mr. Fairchild was born October 29, 1911, in Johnson County, the son of the late Newton C. and Sarah Luna Williams Fairchild. He was a retired farmer and attended the Fourth Street Church of God. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Thelma Fairchild. Surviving are two daughters, Becky Smith of Danville and Ruth Bailes of Robertsberg, WV; one brother, Harman Fairchild of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Dora Caudill of Derby, OH and Dorothy Colvin of Delaware, OH; and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 11 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville, with Revs. Lonnie Daugherty and Jack Daniel officiating. Burial was in Parksville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Wood, Sid Morris, Don Baxter, Faith Smith Hanaway, Lisa May, Sarah Crow and David and James Jackson. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
FAIRCHILD, Joe
1941-1995
Hager Hill resident, Joe Fairchild, 53, died Monday, February 27, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Fairchild was born March 15, 1941, in Johnson County, the son of the late Jim Fairchild and Martha Baldridge. He was a painter. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Hensley Fairchild, two daughters, Joann Barber of Wittensville and Bookie Colvin of Leander; one sister, Bertha Blanton of Estabuella, OH and two grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle and Levi Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

  
FRALEY, John Edwin
1920-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for John Edwin Fraley, 74, who died Wednesday, February 15 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Fraley was born June 13, 1920, in Lawrence County, the son of the late John and Laura Picklesimer Fraley. He was a self-employed laborer. Surviving are three sisters, Minnie Daniel and Gloria Butcher, both of Van Lear, and Shirley Devore of Silver Lake, IN. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Collins and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

   
GAMBILL, Gladys (York)
1910-1995
Retired accountant, Gladys Ruth Gambill, 80, died Saturday, February 4 at Woodland Oaks Health Care Center, Ashland. Mrs. Gambill was born February 9, 1910, in Boyd County, the daughter of the late Carl and Mabel Goodwin York. She was retired from Sears & Co., and a member of Pollard Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, William H. Gambill in 1980. Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 7 at Gambill Family Cemetery at Thelma, with Rev. William H. Vallance officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
KING, Floyd Jr.
1923-1995
Retired miner, Floyd King, Jr. 71, died Wednesday, February 22, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. King was born December 26, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Floyd King, Sr., and Julie Burton. Surviving are four brothers, Howard of Staffordsville, Charlie of Flat Gap, Bill of Sitka and Mack of Marion, OH and three sisters, Rosella Davis of Marion, OH, Clora Cantrell of Sitka and Emma Flannery of Wittensville. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 26 at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Ross and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, March 1, 1995

    
LITTERAL, Linda (Ward)
1954-1995
Linda Sue Ward Litteral, 40, died Saturday, February 4 at her Williamsport residence. Mrs. Litteral was born September 9, 1954 in Johnson County, the daughter of Massie Butcher and the late Clyde Ward. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Charles (Buck) Litteral; one son, James D. Litteral of Volga; one daughter, Sharon Kaye Litteral of Williamsport; three brothers, Clifton Ward of Oil Springs and Clyde Jr., and George Ward both of Williamsport; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 7, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Lowell King officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

   
MCCARTY, Jack
1918-1995
Jack McCarty, 76, died Monday, February 27 at his Denver residence. Mr. McCarty was born April 1, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of the late Robert McCarty and Mary Fitzpatrick McCarty. He was a miner and veteran. Surviving are his wife, June Kimbler McCarty; four sons, John and Jerry, both of Meally, Jackie of Denver and Mike of IN; four daughters, Nellie Ratliff of Marion, OH, Jackie Crum of Williamsport, Karen Ping Godwin of NC and Dorothy McCarty of Urbana, OH; one brother, Tobe McCarty of Staffordsville; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 3 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in McCarty Family Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

   
MEADE, Anita (Bowling)
1966-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, February10 for Anita Sue Meade, 28, who died Tuesday, February 7 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Ms. Meade was born April 6, 1966, in Johnson County, the daughter of Millard and Pauline Bowling. She was disabled. Surviving are her parents; one brother, David Allen Bowling of Thelma; and one sister, Betty Mae Meade of West Van Lear. Officiating at services was Keith Cozort. Burial was in Bowling Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
MONTGOMERY, Lennie (Cantrell)
1914-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lennie Montgomery, 80, who died Monday, February 6 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Montgomery was born October 4, 1914, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Henry and Mintie Conley Cantrell. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Obrie Montgomery on July 22, 1980. Surviving are two sons, Bill and Bob Montgomery, both of Winchester; five daughters, Donna Colvin, Judy Daniel and Linda Montgomery, all of Paintsville, Elizabeth Honeycutt of Prestonsburg, and Betty Preston of Columbus, OH; and  12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 9 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were John Preston, Jeff Montgomery, Bill Hampton, Ronnie Jones, Billy Joe Montgomery, Shawn Montgomery, Larry Purcell and Todd Rogers. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
PENNINGTON, Arthur
1904-1995
Retired plumber, Arthur Pennington, 90, died February 4 at Miamisburg Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mr. Pennington was born September 4, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of the late Willie and Almedia Jackson Pennington. He was retired from Ashland Oil Company and member of the United Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was his first wife, Alice Long Pennington, on September 23, 1951. Surviving are his wife, Clara Blanton Blair Pennington; five sons, Jack, Keith, and Douglas, all of Oil Springs, Joe D. of Dayton, OH, and Tommy of Salyersville; four daughters, Billie Irene Howard of Covington, OH, Betty Louise Lemaster of Cambridge, OH, Bobbie Sue Conley of Springfield, OH, and Mary Effie Tackett of Xenia, OH; one brother, Estill Pennington of Falcon; one sister, Nellie Blanton of Oil Springs; and 32 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 8 at 11 a.m. at State Road Fork United Baptist Church, Falcon, with Elders J. D. Rice and Roy Coffee and Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Pennington Cemetery at Falcon, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

 
PLUMMER, Elizabeth (Ward)
1905-1995
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 19 for Elizabeth Ellen Ward Plummer, 90, who died Thursday, Feb 16, 1995, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Plummer was born Sunday, January1, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John C. and Amanda Mollette Ward. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Charles Ernest Plummer, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 1978. Surviving are three sons, Doug Plummer of Van Lear, Jack Plummer of Paintsville, and Joe Plummer of Hazard; one daughter, Phyllis Mullins of Jenkins; and 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Quentin Crum and Jack L. Plummer. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

   
PRESTON, Jack W.
1927-1995
Jack W. Preston, 67, of Canton, OH, died Wednesday, February 15 at his residence. Mr. Preston was born August 21, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of the late Clyde and Alma Rice Preston. He was a Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He was retired from the Ashland Petroleum Company where he was a treater/chemist and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Sparks Preston; two daughters, Cathy Schaeffer and Franci Williams, both of Canton; one sister, Rita Peterson of San Jose, CA; one brother, Kenneth Preston of Charleston, WV and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18 at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carl Beighley officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Park at Canton, OH with Paquelet Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

   
RIGSBY, Gladys (Colvin)
1908-1995
Gladys Colvin Rigsby, 86, died Thursday, February 16 at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Rigsby was born April 20, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Catherine Reed Colvin. She was owner of Rigsby Market and member of the United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Foster Franklin Rigsby on October 13, 1970. Surviving are one son, William LeFrance Rigsby of Paintsville; one daughter, Juanita C. Kerr of Bluefield, VA; and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 19 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John R. Pelphrey, Samuel Colvin and Wayne Rigsby officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

   
SADLER, Betty (Stambaugh)
1929-1995
Betty Stambaugh Sadler, 65, died Monday, February 6 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sadler was born February 17, 1929, in Johnson County, the daughter of Eula VanHoose Stambaugh and the late Floyd Stambaugh. She was a member of the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Estill Sadler, on April 26, 1985. Surviving are her mother, three daughters, Donna Waddell of Nippa and Judith Adkins and Pamela Williams, both of Pikeville; two brothers, Tilford Stambaugh of Nippa and Swight Stambaugh of Thelma; two sisters, Bonita VanHoose and Sara Faye Taylor, both of Nippa; and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 9 at Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
SAMMONS, Frank
1915-1995
Frank Sammons, 79, died Thursday, February 9 at V. A. Medical Center, Huntington, WV. Mr. Sammons was born September 6, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of the late Joe Sammons and Laura Hall. He was a school teacher and veteran of the Navy. Surviving are his wife, Imogene Wells Sammons; two daughters, Alice Lafferty of Van Lear and Billie Sue Burchett of Prestonsburg; one brother, John C. Sammons of West Van Lear; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday February 12 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 15, 1995

   
SPEARS, Sarah (Goble)
1918-1995
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 14 for Sarah Lafferty Spears, 76, who died Saturday, February 11 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Spears was born December 20, 1918, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Homer Lafferty and Lyda Goble. She was a member of the Church of God. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Bert Spears, in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Alfred Spears of South Point, OH and Roy Roger Spears of Cannonsburg; four daughters, Carol Enyart of South Point, OH, Marble Strange of Cannonsburg, Dimple Ruth Lemaster of Sitka and Bonnie Lee of Danville; one brother, Sammie Lafferty of Floyd County; one half brother, Elmer Gene Collins of Georgetown; four sisters, Clorene Clark and Evline Honeycutt, both of Sitka, Oeda Music of Prestonsburg and Evangeline Sweeney of Georgetown; and 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was J. W. Holcomb. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordville. Paintsville Herald, February 22, 1995

   
STAMBAUGH, Betty (Blair)
1930-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Betty Imojean Stambaugh, 64, who died Tuesday, Feb 5, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stambaugh was born Feb 14, 1930 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Green and Mary Henderson Blair. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lowell "Junior" Stambaugh; one son, Lowell Eugene Stambaugh of River; four daughters, Brenda Sue Williams of Oil Springs, Robin Lynn Fairchild of Paintsville, Rebecca Kay Wright of Flat Gap and Onedia Gay Blair of Reynoldsburg, OH; one sister Cora Cantrell of Auxier; and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb 8 at 2 p m at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Danny Williams, Sammy Reed, Bruce Howard and Ray McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

   
STUMBO, John M.
1927-1995
Floyd County Judge-Executive John M. Stumbo, II, 67, died Saturday, February 25 at his Harold residence. Mr. Stumbo was born march 23, 1927, in Floyd County, the son of the late John M. and Della Hopkins Stumbo. He was a World War II Army Veteran, worked briefly with the Kentucky department of Revenue, was self-employed for a short period thereafter and then joined Adams Construction Company, retiring after 32 years as a general construction manager. He was elected to serves as a member of the Floyd County Board of Education for over 32 years, presiding as chairman during 30 years of this period. Appointed by Governor John Y. Brown, Jr., to the office of Floyd County Judge/Executive on May 23, 1983, he has served Floyd County since that time, subsequently being elected in 1987 and again in 1992. Judge Stumbo actively participated  in many public organizations in Floyd County as well as at the regional and statewide levels often accepting leadership roles. He served twice as chairman of the Kentucky Coal County Coalition, four years as chairman of the Big Sandy Area Development District and at the time of his death was serving as first vice chairman of the Kentucky County Judge/Executives’ Association. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Peggy Delores Johnstone. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Crawford Stumbo; two sons, John Morgan Stumbo, III of Prestonsburg and James Crawford Stumbo of Harold; two brothers, E. H. “Ted” Stumbo of Harold and William “Bill” Stumbo of LaGrange; one sister, Mary Mildred Kendrick of Prestonsburg, and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at Betsy Layne Elementary gymnasium, with Clergymen Arnold Turner, Jr., and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, March 1, 1995

   
WARD, Logan
1934-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Logan Ward, 61, died Tuesday, February 28 in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Ward was born February 20, 1934, in Johnson County, the son of the late Walter Scott and Clara Bowens Ward. He was a maintenance man. Also preceding him in death  was his wife, Nevalene Hayden Ward, in 1986. Surviving are four sons, Timmy Lee of Sitka, Leonard of Lexington, Billy Joe and Logan Scott, both of Somerset; seven daughters, Rita Tharpe and Charlotte King, both of Sitka, Pam Estep of Denver, tammy Caudill of Naples, FL, Donna Jean Salyers of Fletcher, NC, Dimple Ward of Warsaw, IN and Kandie Ann Ward of Immokalee, FL; four sisters, Lorene Castle of Paintsville, Anna Lee Coalgrove of Fletcher, Carma Lee Spears of Butler, OH and Helen Jean Cantrell of PA; and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4 at Jacksonville. Burial was in Jacksonville. Paintsville Herald, March 15, 1995

    
WHITE, Grace (Webb)
1915-1995
Oil Springs resident, Grace Webb White, 79, died Friday, February 3 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. White was born March 4, 1915 in Madison County, the daughter of the late Edward Webb and Daisy Richardson. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Donald Edward White and Orus White, Jr., Surviving are her husband, C. W. White; three sons, Roger White of Augusta and Clinton S. and Beverly Wayne White, both of Arnett, OK; four daughters,  Barbra Rice and Charolotte Conley, both of Oil Springs, Bullard McDaniel of Viola, Arkansas, and Jacqueline Cornelius of Norton, KS; one sister, Florence Harrison of Berea; and 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 6 at Oil Springs Methodist Church, with Doug Lawson officiating. Burial was I Richmond Cemetery at Richmond, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, February 8, 1995

   
WHITTAKER, Fred
1995
Fred Whittaker, 71, of Huber Heights, OH, died Saturday, February 4, at Grandview Hospital. Mr. Whittaker was retired from Harrison Radiator, Marine Veteran of World War II, member of Huber Heights Senior Citizens and the Good Sam RV Owners Club. Surviving are his wife, Mayme C.; one daughter, Carolyn Whittaker of London, England; one brother, Charles of Dayton, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 9 at the Marker and Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Paintsville Herald, March15, 1995

  
WILLIAMS, Lacy
1912-1995
Flat Gap resident, Lacy Williams, 82, died Friday, February 24 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Williams was born August 12, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of the late Hollie and Verna Salyer Williams. He was a retired farmer and Army Veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 26 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Lowell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, March 1, 1995


   
MARCH 1995

BALDRIDGE, Mary (Blair)
1916-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2 for Mary Blair Baldridge, 78, who died Monday, February 27 at her East Point residence. Mrs. Baldridge was born October 18, 1916, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Louise Litteral Blair. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Earl Baldridge in May 1992. Surviving are three sons, Earl Jr. of Warsaw, IN, Billy Wayne of Forrest Park, GA and Ralph of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Linda Bowling of East Point and Marvallene Lapp of Warsaw; two brothers, Marshall Blair of Van Lear and Beacher Blair of Wabash, IN; one sister, Myrtle Wheatly of Paintsville; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were James Kelly Caudill and Ronnie Spriggs. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

    
BALDWIN, Alta (Frazier
1905-1995
Denver resident, Alta F. Baldwin, 90, died Tuesday, March 7 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baldwin was born March 4, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late General Hitchcock and Mary Ann Frazier. She was a member of the Little Paint United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Belvie Baldwin, in 1983. Surviving are two sons, Melvin Baldwin of Strongsville, OH and Eldon Baldwin of Brunswick, OH; two daughters, Mary Curnutte of Louisa and Ernestine Selvage of Alger, OH; one sister, Dicie Baldwin of Denver; and 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Rutherford Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 15, 1995

  
BENTLEY, Barbara  (Williams)
1933-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Barbara Allen Bentley, 61, of Langley, died Tuesday, March 28 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Bentley was born July 4, 1966, I Johnson County, the daughter of Gladys Blair Williams of Flat Gap and the late Mervin Lewis Williams. She attended the University of Tennessee and Morehead State University, taught at the David Grade School for two years and had training as a physicians assistant. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Langley and Eastern star of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Roy Mitchell Bentley; her mother; two sons, Roy Michael Bentley of Langley and Johnny Ellis Boggs of Louisa; three daughters, Donna Preston Cochran of Louisville, Brenda Gullett of Nineveh, IN and Linda Boggs Johns of Franklin, NC; one brother, Dicky Williams of Ponca City, OK; one sister, Hannah Lee Gerrich of Rochester, IN; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 31 at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Johnny Boggs officiating. Burial was in Bradley Cemetery at Langley. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
BLACKBURN, Kathryn (Henkel)
1915-1995
Kathryn Henkel Blackburn, 79, of Betsy Layne, died Wednesday, March 15 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blackburn was born December 13, 1915 in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Christian and Corrine Layne Henkel. She taught at Betsy Layne Grade School for ten years and attended the Betsy Layne United Methodist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Glenn Blackburn. Surviving are two sons, Glenn Michael Blackburn of Pikeville and Jeff Blackburn of Betsy Layne; three daughters, Glenda Larson of Betsy Layne, Cheryl Meade of Sevierville, TN, and Leslie Kay Hall of Paintsville; one brother, Bill Henkle of Lexington; and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 18 at the Betsy Layne United Methodist Church, with Garfield Potter, Charles Elswick and Kaminski Robinson officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, with Hall Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, March 22, 1995

       
CASTLE, General
1908-1995
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 8 for General Castle, 86, who died Sunday, March 5 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born June 5, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of the late Jackson and Sally VanHoose Castle. He was a retired miner and member of the United Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Josie Daniel Castle on September 30, 1976; and a son, Eugene Castle. Surviving are two daughters, Pauline Rice of Thealka and Kathleen Sturgill of Tutor Key; and one grandson. Officiating at 1 p.m. services at Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church will be Charles Price and Jay Castle. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

   
CONLEY, Morris
1926-1995
General laborer, Morris “Mitchell” Conley, 68, died Tuesday, March 7 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Conley was born April 3, 1926 in Johnson County, the son of the late Russell Conley and Easter Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Bayes Conley; two sons, James Mitchel Conley of Dayton, OH and Paul Bryan Conley of West Van Lear; five daughters, Linda Lou Goble of River, Judith Gail Curtis and Thelma Jean Terry, both of Flat Gap, Pamela Jo Hall of West Van Lear and Deloris Ann Smith of Paintsville; one brother, Paul Harrison Conley of Springfield, OH; one sister, Thelma Faye Daniels of Paintsville; and 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday, March 10 at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Roger Music officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery at East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, March 15, 1995

  
CONLEY, Ora Lee
1950-1995
Ora Lee Conley, 44, formerly of Johnson County, died March 6 in Marysville, OH. Mr. Conley was born July 29, 1950 to James I. Conley of Kerz and Grace Jones Conley. He was a student at Flat Gap High School for two years, leaving to be with his mother and step father, Raymond Stambaugh. He was employed by NAVISTAR. Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Moore Conley; four sons, Darran and James Robert, both of Marysville, OH and Lucas and Trevor Conley, both of North Lewisburg, OH; one brother, Jason Stambaugh; one sister, Scarlett Blumenschein of Marysville; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Friday, March 10 at North Lewisburg United Baptist Church with Rev. Dirk Elliott officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg. Paintsville Herald, April 19, 1995

   
COTTLE, Henry
1916-1995
Retired miner Henry Cottle, 78, died Saturday, March 18 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cottle was born  May 12, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of the late James Cottle and Sarah Sparks. Surviving are his wife, Dora Caudill Cottle; one son, Doug Cottle of Pleasant Plain, OH; Henrietta Short of Franklin, OH; one brother, James Cottle of Flat Gap and Vivian  Gruenwald of Zephyrhills, FL. Funeral services were held Monday, March 20 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 22, 1995

   
CRUM, Paul
1930-1995
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 22 for Paul Crum, 64, who died Sunday, March 19 at Parkview Nursing Home. Mr. Crum was born March 24, 1930, in Floyd County, the son of the late John and Barbara Kestner Crum. He was disabled. Surviving are two brothers, Clyde Crum of Lexington and Estil Crum of Somerset; and two sisters, Gypsie Ousley of Miamisburg, OH and Vena Griffith of Monticello, IN. Officiating at 2 p.m. services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be Bill Cantrell. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 22, 1995

   
DANIELS, Joe Jack
1924-1995
Retired miner, Joe Jack Daniels, 70, died Sunday, March 26 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mr. Daniels was born September 23, 1924, in Floyd County, the son of the late Frank (Jack) and Fannie Leake Daniels. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marines. Surviving are three sons, Danny Joe and Steven Michael Daniels both of East Point, and Michael Joe Daniels of Dry Ridge; and four grandchildren, one great grandchild; five step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Queen and Howard Fritz officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 28, 1995

   
DAVIS, Margaret Jewell
1928-1995
Margaret Jewell Davis, 66, died Monday, February 27, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Davis was born September 21, 1928, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Ruby Akers Norman. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Frank Davis, in 1988. Surviving are three daughters, Linda Sue Miles of Whitehouse, Judith Ann Castle of Lexington and Frances Lynn Kunajukr of New London, CT; one brother, James L. Norman of East Chicago, IN and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with William Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Akers Family Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

  
DELONG, Mitchell Jr.
1929-1995
Funeral services for Mitchell DeLong, Jr., 65, of Willowick, OH, were held Wednesday, March 22, Mr. DeLong was born August 5, 1929, in Auxier, the son of Mitchell Sr., and Geneva DeLong of Van Lear. He was retired from the shipping and receiving department at Precision Metalsmiths Inc of Euclid, OH. Surviving are his wife, Bufford Wells; his parents, two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth, both of KY; two sisters, Diana Burchell of Van Lear and Doris Music of Marion, IN. Officiating at services at Brickman and Sons Funeral Home was Jack Ruff. Burial was in All Souls Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

   
FAIRCHILD, Delmar
1957-1995
Electrician, Delmar Fairchild, 37, died Tuesday, March 21 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Fairchild was born November 14, 1957, in Johnson County, the son of Erie Blanton Fairchild and the late Eugene Fairchild. He was employed by Carpenter Sign Services of Cincinnati, OH. Surviving are his mother; one daughter, Pauline Nicole Fairchild of Bright, IN; one stepdaughter, Lois Ann Nowlin of Bright; seven brothers, Gail, James, Eual, Denzel, Gary and Elwood, all of Oil Springs and James of Staffordsville; and six sisters, Donna Morgan of Anna, IL, Diane Blanton and Virginia Craft, both of Oil Springs, Jewell Salyer of Meally, Loretta Holden of Shepherdsville and Carol Shew of Chicago, IL. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick VanHoose and Elder Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, March 28, 1995

   
FAIRCHILD, Leroy
1931-1995
Staffordsville resident, Leroy Fairchild, 64, died Monday, March 27 at his residence. Mr. Fairchild was born March 18, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of the late Roy Fairchild and Cora Spears. He was a butcher. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Meade Fairchild; three sons, Aaron of Paintsville, Lee of Missouri and Mark of Lexington; one stepson, Roby Meadows of Winchester; three daughters, Melanie Bielby of Missouri, Carmen Williams of Grethel and Becky Sands of Lexington; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Meadows of Winchester, one half brother, Walker Fairchild of Staffordsville, one sister, Virginia Nelson of Prestonsburg; one half sister, Etta Goebel of Salyersville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 30 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
FERGUSON, Jennifer (Ferguson)
1975-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jennifer Dawn Ferguson, 20, who died Friday, March 24 at Flat Gap. Ms. Ferguson was born January 30, 1975, in Johnson County, the daughter of Judy Castle Ferguson of Red Bush and Eddie Franklin Ferguson of West Liberty. She was a student at Mayo Vocational School. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers, Frankie Allen and Rickie Dean Ferguson, both of Red Bush; one sister, Michelle Carol O’Neal of Elk Fork; and her grandmother, Alka Castle of Red Bush. Funeral services were held Monday, March 27 at Peaceful Valley Church, Flat Gap, with Eual McKenzie and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Red Bush, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Ricky Ferguson, Bill Castle, Kevin Castle, John Fyffe, Robert Castle, William Castle, David Castle and Junior VanHoose. Paintsville Herald, March 28, 1995

    
HARRIS, Kathleen (Blogett)
1927-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Kathleen E. Harris, 67, who died Friday, March 10 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Harris was born June 23, 1927, in Wilson, OK, the daughter of the late John C. Wade and Myrtle Blodgett. She was a member of Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church and a former Johnson County Mother of the Year. Also preceding her in death was a son, Douglas Harris. Surviving are her husband, Elmer Harris; two sons, James Allen Harris of West Van Lear and David Lee Harris of Anchorage, Alaska; five daughters, Linda Mae Mullins of West Van Lear, Patricia Lafferty of Meally, Sandra Jean Roberts of Pikeville, Diana Sue Montgomery of Lexington, and Mary Elizabeth Banks of Van Lear; her mother-in- law, Lila Mae Harris; and 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 13 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 15, 1995

   
HEWLETT, Delphia (Young)
1907-1995
Van Lear resident, Delphia Young Hewlett, 87, died Sunday, March 5 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hewlett was born June 2, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Tom Young and Terrie Daniels. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Edgar Hewlett on December 17,1978 and a son, Joe Edgar Hewlett. Surviving are one daughter, Doris Cisco of Van Lear; two brothers, Leroy Young of Lowmansville and Roger Young of Ypsilanti, MI, three sisters, Juanita Oatts of Hohenwald, TN, Julia Eakins of Battle Creek, MI, and Hope McKenzie of Springfield, OH; and nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tommy rEynolds, Matthew Boyles and Harry Neil Frisby officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

   
JENNINGS, James P.
1914-1995
James P. Jennings, 81, of Decatur, AL, recently died at Parkway Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Jennings was born February 7, 1914 in Kentucky. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, served for 30 years in the U. S. Army, including tours of duty during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Preceding him in death was his wife, Geraldine Jennings. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence Jennings of Decatur and James L. Jennings of Dayton, OH; one daughter, Diana Wilson of Eva, AL; one brother, Glenn Jennings, of OH; three sisters, Vina Preston and Sylvia Horne, both of KY and Mary L. Parkin of AZ; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
MULLINS, B. E.
1927-1995
B. E. Mullins, 68, died Friday, March 24, at his Lincoln Avenue residence. Mr. Mullins was born January 26, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of the late William Henry and Elizabeth Rose Mullins. He was an attorney at Mullins Law Office, member of Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616 F & AM and a veteran of World War II. Also preceding him in dath was a son, Bobby Mullins, on June 4, 1980. Surviving are his wife, Madgalene Hill Mullins; one son, Richard Mullins of Paintsville; two daughters, Susan Johnson of Paintsville and Vanessa Berge of Paris; four brothers, Jesse of Red Bush, Charlie of Campbellsville, Pearl of Martha and Harold of Wheelersburg; two sisters, Maude Hay of Sciotoville, OH and Polly Huff of Lexington; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 26 at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, Staffordsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Thomas Mullins, Basil Mullins, Morty Mullins, Fritz Mullins, Robie Mullins, Donald Mullins, Harold Mullins, John Mullins, Gary Mullins, Thornton Hill, Jimmy Hill and Bart Ison. Honorary members were his family and all his many friends. Paintsville Herald, March 28, 1995

   
OWENS, Grady
1907-1995
Grady Owens, 87, died Tuesday, March 7 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Owens was born April 27, 1907, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Jerry Pennington and Ellen Blair. She was a member of Little Paint United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Willie Owens, in 1971. Surviving are one son, Jeff Owens of Paintsville; two daughters, Reba Jackson of Columbus, OH and Bertha Blanton of Salyersville; two brothers, Frank Pennington of Flat Gap and Berlie Pennington of Falcon; four sisters, Ruby Conley of Falcon, Ada Johnson of Staffordsville and Jessie Adams and Eva Saylor, both of OH; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 10 at State Road Fork United Baptist at Falcon, with Joe Carroll, Buster Blanton and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Falcon, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, March 15, 1995

   
PRESTON, Laura (McClure)
1901-1995
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 22 for Laura Alice McClure Castle Preston, who died Sunday, March 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Preston was born October 14, 1901, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Millard and Margaret Pack McClure. She was a member of the George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Paul B. Castle of Thealka and Otis Castle of Cincinnati, OH; one stepson, Arlie Castle of Tutor Key; one daughter, Marsha Meade of Wittensville; one stepdaughter, Ollie Mae Adams of Nippa; one brother, Theodore McClure of Marion, OH; 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Lindsey Meade and Hubert Slone. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, March 28, 1995

    
RAMEY, Link
1912-1995
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 7 for Link Ramey, 83, who died Saturday, March 4 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ramey was born March 1, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of the late Owen Ramey and Elizabeth Wheeler. He was a retired miner. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Marie Ramey, on April 17, 1994. Surviving are two sons, Clell and Joe Ramey, both of Sitka; one sister, Lilly butcher of Williamsport; and 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Eugene Stambaugh. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

   
SCOTT, Margaret (Poole)
1917-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4 for Margaret Poole Scott, 77, who died Wednesday March 1 in a Wyandotte, MI hospital. Mrs. Scott was born April 4, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Emmitt and Esta Robinson Poole. She lived at West Van Lear and taught in the Johnson County schools for 5 ½ years. She taught for another 28 years in Riverview, MI. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Edward Scott, in 1977. Surviving are one son, James E. Scott of MI and one daughter, Eda Sue of MI; four sisters, Mary R. Jordan of Van Lear, Billie Spears of Hager Hill, Anna Sue Wayland of Nicholasville and Dodie Poole of Pikeville; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Park, under the direction of Martenson Funeral Home in Trenton, MI. Paintsville Herald, March 15, 1995

    
SEUM, Timothy
1948-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Timothy Seum, 46, who died Saturday, March 4 at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Seum was born October 9, 1948, in Portsmouth, OH, the son of the late Richard Seum and Edna Lemaster. He was a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Marlene Seum; one son, Jerry Williams of Van Lear; one daughter, Teresa Jarrell of Louisa; three sisters, Mary Mitchell of Maysville, Sandra Fairchild of Mansfield, OH and Patty Conley of Staffordsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 7 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, March 8, 1995

   
SPEARS, Dorman
1910-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, March 31 for Dorman Spears, 84, who died Wednesday, March 29 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Spears was born October 24, 1910, in Johnson County, the son of the late Edgar and Victoria McFaddin Spears. He was a carpenter and member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Grace Stapleton Spears; and two sisters, Faye Johnson of Hager Hill and Virginia Hall of Martin. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Dick VanHoose and Jeff Burchett. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
WILLIAMS, Ronnie
1968-1995
Volga resident, Ronnie Williams, 26, died Friday, March 24 at Flat Gap. Mr. Williams was born April 6, 1968 in Albion, MI, the son of Ollie Williams, Jr. and Pearlie McKenzie Williams. He was a farm worker. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Sandra Faye Curtis Williams; one son, Joseph Williams; one daughter, Tiffany Williams; two brothers, Ricky of Oil Springs and Randy of Salyersville; and five sisters, Wanda Barnett of Salyersville, Carolyn Curtis of Flat Gap, Priscilla Music of Sitka, Eunice Castle of Wittensville and Patricia Alssept of Falcon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 28 at Ballott Pentecostal Church, Oil Springs, with Terry Lykins and Larry Short officiating.  Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, March 28, 1995


APRIL 1995
 
BALDWIN, Sherman
1916-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Sherman Dencil Baldwin, 78, died Saturday, April 22 at Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. Mr. Baldwin was born August 26, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of the late Joel H. and Sarah E. Fairchild Baldwin. He was retired from Kentucky Rehabilitation Center. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Olga Lena Picklesimer Baldwin, on August 15, 1974. Surviving are one son, David S. Baldwin of South Charleston, OH; one daughter, Phyllis Green of Grove City, OH; one brother, Joel Baldwin, Jr., of Staffordsville; three sisters, Talitha Burchett of Volga, Samantha Bayes of Orient, OH and Nellie McKenzie of Mansfield, OH; and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Harry Neal Frisby and Elder Eulas Adams officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
CASTLE, Ralph
1941-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, April 21 for Ralph Castle, 54, who died Tuesday, April 18 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born April 14, 1941, in Johnson County, the son of the late Russell and Eula Daniels Castle. He was retired from B & B Coal of Martin County. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Joyce Conley Castle; three daughters, Regina Maynard of Hager Hill and Vallery Hill and Rhonda Castle, both of West Van Lear; two brothers, Richard (Joe) Castle of Waldo and Ray Bob Castle of Tutor Key; five sisters, Ruth Rigsby of Paintsville, Janet Sue Pack of Tutor Key, Rushie Kestner of Thelma, Ruby Craven of Lowmansville and Roberta Conley of Staffordsville. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Hubert Slone, Venny VanHoose and Orville Waller. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

    
COMPTON, Ruth (Conley)
1910-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Ruth Turner Compton, 85, who died Thursday, April 6, 1995 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Compton was born January 30, 1910, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Ray Turner and Virgie Conley. Also preceding her in death were two sons; Jack and John Compton and one daughter, Belva Honeycutt. Surviving are one brother, Dr. John W. Turner of Paintsville and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 9 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blair and Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

   
CURNUTTE, Billy G.
1935-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Billy G. Curnutte, 59, who died Wednesday, April 26 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Curnutte was born June 27, 1935, in Floyd County, the son of the late Ora and Maude Watson Curnutte. He was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Betty Ruth Daniels, Curnutte; two sons, Billy Jr., and Timothy, both of Auxier; two brothers, Bobby of Auxier and Jimmy of Cow Creek; two sisters, Bobbie Ann Wells and Helen Music, both of Auxier, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 28 at Auxier Methodist Church, with John P. Salyers and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

   
DELONG, Virgie (Adkins)
1916-1995
Van Lear resident, Virgie Mae Delong, 79, died Saturday, April 1 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Delong was born February 13, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George Adkins and Harriet Music. Surviving are her husband, Bill Delong; four sons, Larry David, Michael Dean and Danny Delong, all of Van Lear, and Bobby Darril Delong of Baltimore, MD; three daughters, Donna Sue Greek of Terre Haute, IN, Linda Carrol Ward of Ypsilanti, MI and Brenda Kay Brown of Lexington; and 28 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 4 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Delong Cemetery at Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
FORD, George S.
1936-1995
“Dog” George S. Ford, 58, died Sunday, April 2 at Henry County Memorial Hospital, Indiana. Mr. Ford was born August 25, 1936, in Henry County, IN, the son of the late Cordell and Stella Stockton Ford. He was employed by the city of New Castle, IN. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, J. G. and Boots Ford; and two grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Ford; three sons, George, Kenny and Dean, all of New Castle; three daughters, Debbie Lawson, Becky Francis and Sissy Dean, all of New Castle; one brother, Tom Ford of New Castle; three sisters, Velma Orcutt, Vera Swift and Mary Huffman, all of New Castle; and 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 5 at Main-Frame & Hostetler Funeral Home, with Rev. Otto Brown officiating. Burial was in South Mound Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
HILL, Edison C.
1923-1995
Edison C. Hill, 72, died Saturday, April 15, 1995 at the Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Liberty. He was born April 7, 1923 in Morgan County, the son of Charlie and Maudie Williams Hill. Mr.Hill was retired from Ashland Coal Company and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Emerson Hill and Denzil Lee Hill. Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Nola H. Hill; two sons, James Boyd Hill of West Liberty and Larry Dean Hill of Lexington; one daughter, Betty Brown of West Liberty; four sisters, Ruie Williams of Paintsville, Lean Salyers of Newport Richey, FL, Fern Kelly of Dayton, OH and Doris Oldfield of Mize and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 18 at the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church with Elders John Pelfrey and Buel Webb officiating. Burial followed in the Brown Cemetery at West Liberty. Potter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, April 19, 1995

   
JUDE, Jeff
1918-1995
Retired miner, Jeff Jude, 77, died Saturday, April 15 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Jude was born May 26, 1918, in Martin County, the son of the late George and Easter Fletcher Jude. He was retired from Webb Mining. Surviving are eight sons, Edgar and Anthony Jude, both of Pilgrim, Edward Jude of Breathitt County, Charlie Jude and Johnny Booth, both of Inez, Ronnie Booth of Louisa, James Jude of Columbus, OH and Steven Michael Hammond of Beauty; seven daughters, , Elizabeth Jones and Margie Mills, both of Pilgrim, Victoria Sparks, Virgie Mills and Donna Maynard, all of Inez, Elma Jones of Naugatuck, WV and Dolly Misser of Warfield; one brother, Charlie Jude of Louisa; six sisters, America Maynard, of Pilgrim, Ollie Jude and Vina Stacy, both of Warfield, Mint Ward of Beauty, Janie Smith of Varney, WV and Gladys Stacy of Inez; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18 at Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church, with Cecil Fields and Sabert Nichols officiating. Burial was in Jeff Jude Cemetery at Pilgrim, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
KEEFER, Richard A.
1929-1995
Richard A. Keefer, 65, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, April 8. Mr. Keefer was born September 15, 1929, in Ft. Wayne, IN, the son of the late Mark and Marie Stevens Keefer. He owned and operated Ponderosa Restaurants until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Southland Christian Church, Lexington. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Stapleton Keefer, formerly of Paintsville; two sons, Scott and Richard, Jr., both of Lexington; three daughters, Robin Sparks and Kelly Keefer, both of Lexington and Rebecca Castle of Franklin, TN; two brothers, Mark and Edward Keefer, both of Ft. Wayne; two sisters, Evelyn Barratt of Ft. Wayne and Barbara Williams of Whispering Pines, NC; and three grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 12 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington, Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, April 19, 1995

   
LEMASTER, Charles L.
1930-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Charles L. Lemaster, 64, died April 29 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Michigan. Mr. Lemaster was born May 7, 1930, in Paintsville, the son of Gypsie Woods Lemaster of Paintsville and the late Lloyd Lemaster. He was employed by Ford Motor Company (Livonia Transmission Plant) for 30 years, retiring in 1981, and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Betty J. Webb; two sons, Phillip Lemaster of Ann Arbor, MI and Scott Lemaster of Ypsilanti, MI; one daughter, Marsha Lemaster of Ypsilanti; five brothers, one sister and one grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2 at Stark Funeral Service’s Moore Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Rudy Shankle officiating. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

   
LEMASTER, Frances (Edwards)
1935-1995
River resident, Frances Lemaster, 59, died April 19 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Lemaster was born December 30, 1935, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Roy Borders and Elta Edwards. Surviving are her husband, Millard Ishmael Lemaster; two stepsons, David Lemaster of Thelma and Robert Lemaster of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Kathy Hayes and Donna Dancy both of River; one stepdaughter, Marsheila Stevens of Ulysses; three sisters, Nolda Bryant of Ulysses and Freda Brecht and Virginia Davis, both of Springfield, OH; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 22 at the Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Willie Gene Hayes and Jeff Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
LEWIS, Lillie (Smith)
1901-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Lillie Smith Lewis, 94, died Sunday, April 9 at Community Care Center, Wabash, IN. Mrs. Lewis was born February 25, 1901 in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Susie Davis. She was a member of the East Point Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school for over 60 years, and was named Johnson County “Mother of the Year” in 1992. Also preceding her in death were two husbands, Kay Smith on October 7, 1976, and Charles Lewis; one son, and one grandson. Surviving are one son, Deward Smith of Wabash; five daughters, Pearl DeLong, Carrie Music, and Margarette Honeycutt, all of Wabash, Bonnie Castle of Gray, TN, and Betty Chapman of Huntington, WV; and 19 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanary officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Point Church of Christ. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

   
MARTIN, Edna (Castle)
1906-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Edna Mae Castle Martin, 89, of Garrett, died Wednesday, April 5, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Martin was born March 7, 1906 at Thealka, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Samantha Castle. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church at Garrett and the Wayland Eastern Star. Also preceding her in death was a brother, John Buford Martin. Surviving are one son, Roy Martin of Garrett; three daughters, Edith Rice of Eastern, Ruth Murray of Columbus, OH and Betty Ann Claypool of Corvallis, OR; and 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 8 at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Clergyman Randy Osborne officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

   
MCCOY, Martha Elizabeth (Hurd)
1913-1995
Martha Elizabeth Hurd McCoy, 81, of Clyde, OH, died Sunday, April 30. Mrs. McCoy was born May 25, 1913, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Win Wright Hurd and Nancy Ellen Hall. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church at Dwales. Also preceding her in death was her husband, William Rufus “Mack” McCoy; and two sons, Paul and Demray McCoy. Surviving are three sons, Paul of East Point, Jack of Gallipolis, OH, and John of Freemont, OH; eight daughters, Lucy Spencer and Daisy Frazier, both of East Point, Becky Yates of Prestonsburg, Lula Spencer of Clyde, Doris Fitchpatrick of Banner, Mary Zwick of Sardis, OH, Anna Joe Spencer Sanney of Mansfield, OH and Eleanor George of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Isom Hurd of Ivel; and 52 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Woodrow Crum and Jamie Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery at Allen. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

    
MUSIC, Barbara Sue
1939-1995
Barbara Sue Music, 55, of Ashland, died Saturday, April 8 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Music was born July 31, 1939, in Johnson County, the daughter of John L. and June Osborne Music. She was a member of Church of Christ of Flatwoods. Surviving are her parents; one sister, Linda Moore of Paintsville; two brothers, Ronald Music of Paintsville and Donald Music of Raceland. Funeral services were held Monday, April 10 at Miller Funeral Home of Ashland with John Brown officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

   
MUSIC, Bill
1914-1995
Bill Music, 80, died Thursday, April 27 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Music was born August 12, 1914, in Floyd County, the son of the late W. I. Music and Hattie C. Stone Music. He was a retired chief field agent from Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company, member of Little Paint First Church of God and National Management Association and a World War II Army veteran. Also preceding him in death were two brothers and one sister. Surviving are his wife, Eunice Burke Music; two sons, Ronnie Music of Auxier and Mearl Music of East Point; two brothers, Dewey and Bobby Joe Music, both of East Point; five sisters, Alta Mae Howard and Hazel Baldridge, both of East Point, Nell Ross of Michigan, Mary Badgett of Finley, OH and Gertrude Auxier of Hager Hill; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 29 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Burch officiating. Burial was in Music Family Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

   
MUSIC, Lee C.
1924-1995
Rev. Lee C. Music, 70, died Monday, April 17, at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Music was born June 15, 1924, in Johnson County, the son of the late Alex and Mary VanHoose Music. He was a retired electrician from Martin County Coal and member of West Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gracie Preston Music; two sons, Roger Music of Van Lear and Lee Music of West Van Lear; two daughters, Shirlene Webb of Van Lear and Brenda Music of Spring City, TN; three brothers, Jim and Robert Music, both of Wabash, IN, and Ray Music of Marion, OH; one sister, Betty Louise Castle of Wurtland, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 20 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blair and George Conley officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

    
MUSIC, Ralph
1927-1995
Construction worker, Ralph Music, 67, died Wednesday, April 26 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Music was born September 21, 1927, in Floyd County, the son of the late Claude and Agness Steward Music, He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are one son, Michael Music of Grove City, OH; and two brothers, Forest Music of Auxier and Jerome Music of Hilliard, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, April 28 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Pete Newsome and Arthur Ray Music officiating. Burial was in Music Family Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

    
PATRICK, C. Howard
1916-1995
Former Johnson County resident, C. Howard Patrick, 78, of Morehead, died Monday, April 10 at St. Claire Medical Center. Mr. Patrick was born September 18, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of the late Doke and Gypsie Preston Patrick. He was a farmer and retired agency manager for Commonwealth Life Insurance Company and a member of Toms Creek United Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Minnie Witten Patrick on May 27, 1987; a brother, Claude Richard Patrick; and a sister, Dorothy Armstrong. Surviving are two aunts, Rushie M. Preston of Cleveland, OH and Ruby Giff of Camden, MI; a brother in law James Witten of Hillsboro; and a sister in law, Loretta Jean Malcolm of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held April 13 at Lane- Stucky Funeral Home in Morehead, with Rev. Harley Sexton, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald, April 19, 1995

    
PERRY, Cam
1909-1995
Funeral services were held Monday, April 24, for Cam Perry, 85, who died Wednesday, April 19 at his Hilliard, OH residence. Mr. Perry was born October 11, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of the late Hayden and Samantha Skaggs. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ramey Perry; two sons, Dewel and Dewey Perry, both of Hilliard, OH, one daughter, Rilda Pennington of Flat Gap; and 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Officiating at services on Monday, April 24 at Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church was John Pelphrey. Burial was in the church cemetery at Flat Gap, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

    
PHILLIPS, Ruth (Salyers)
1917-1995
Preston Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of arrangements for Ruth Lanell Walters Phillips, 77, who died Tuesday, April 4 at Morris Nursing Home, Hurricane, WV. Mrs. Phillips was born May 31, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Charles and Tava Salyers Walters. She was a retired teacher from West Virginia’s Board of Education and a member of Rose Mont Baptist church of Lexington. Surviving are her husband, Lowell Phillips; one son, Lowell D. Phillips, II of Hurricane, WV; one brother, Robert Walters of Erlanger; two sisters, Ernestine Ward of Paintsville and Lorene Burchett of Ft. Myers, FL; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 6 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

  
PRESTON, James Lee
1995
James Lee (Jim) Preston, 62, died Sunday, April 30 in Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset. Mr. Preston was born in Johnson County, the son of Lillian Daniels Preston of Irvine and the late William R. (Johnny) Preston. He was the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government construction manager, a member of the Associated General Contractors, served as a president of the Bluegrass Chapter of A. G. C., as well as serving on the National Executive Committee, and numerous state and national committees and was commandant of the Somerset Boat Board, where he was a former board member. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Robert N. Preston. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Freida B. Preston; one son, Thomas Hershal Preston of Lexington; two daughters, Susan Scouras of Pikeville and Cindy Fawcett of Lexington; one brother, William C. Preston, Sr of Oak Hill, WV; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3 at W. R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway, with Rev. Ken Jones and Father Dennis Listerman-Vierling officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, May 10, 1995

    
RAY, Arbie D.
1932-1995
Salesman, Arbie D. Ray, 62, died Sunday, April 9 at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Ray was born October 4, 1932, in Martin County, the son of the late Herschell and Ova Reed Ray. He was employed by the Colgate Company and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Doris Sue Ray; one son, Roy Wikoff of Gulfport, MS; three daughters, Charlotte Mullins of War, WV, Linda Lucas of Verdunville, WV, and Dola “Tootie” VanHoose of Paintsville; one brother, Paul Ray of Paintsville; two sisters, Leona Preece of Tomahawk and Arlena Haney of Inez; and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, with Terry Jones and Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

   
RICE, Roy
1995
Roy Rice died April 17 at the Richland Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. Mr. Rice was born in Kentucky, the son of the late Green and Cora Davis Rice of Oil Springs. He was retired from General Motors Corporation of Dayton, OH and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Patrick Rice, one son, Dr. James R. Rice of Columbia, SC; one brother, Grant Rice of TX; four grandchildren, James R. Rice, Jr., Andrew Rice, Lydia Carpenter and Mary Ruth Rice of Columbia. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 19 at Bush River Memorial Garden Chapel Mausoleum at Caughma-Harman Funeral Home in Columbia. Paintsville Herald, May 17, 1995

   
RICE, Ruby (McClure)
1924-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Ruby McClure Rice, 70, of Pace, FL, died Thursday, April 27 at West Florida Medical Center in Pensacola, FL.  Mrs. Rice was born September 17, 1924, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Dewey and Wilda Lemaster McClure. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Bobby J. McClure; and one sister, Jean Arrowood. Surviving are her husband, William Rice; one son, Larry Rice of Pace; one daughter, Linda Woody of Allen; three brothers, Ruel and Chester McClure, both of Wittensville, and Doug McClure of Catlettsburg; three sisters, Betty McClure, Deana O’Bryan and Billie Stinson, all of Wittensville; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 30 at the Donnie Sowell Funeral Home Chapel in Milton, FL. Burial was in Memory Park at Milton. Paintsville Herald, May 10, 1995

   
ROWLAND, Harold
1938-1995
Self-employed building contractor, Harold Rowland, 57, died Friday, April 28, in a Fairfax, VA hospital. Mr. Rowland was born February15, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of the late Harrison and Ida Williams Rowland, He was a member of the Catholic Church and veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Jean Rowland; two sons, Gregory and Joey Rowland, both of Ft. Meyers, FL two step sons; two step daughters, Ana Gelabert of Fairfax and Macky Romera of Manassas, VA; three brothers, Arnold and Carl Rowland, both of Volga, and Paul of Tyler, TX; and one granddaughter and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2 at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Father Bill Fetters officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

   
SALYER, Beulah (Williams)
1906-1995
Beulah Mae Salyer, 88, of Blaine, died Friday, April 7. Mrs. Salyer was born September 5, 1906, at Flat Gap, the daughter of the late William Wallace and Rosetta Jenkins Williams. She was a member of Cordell Freewill Baptist church and Louisa Senior Citizens. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Minyard Salyer, in 1982. Surviving are four sons, Rothert Salyer of Orlando, FL, Marcus Salyer of Grove City, OH, Ralph Salyer of Louisa, and Marvin Salyer of Blaine; four daughters, Veva Lois Hylton and Gloria Faye DeLong, both of Louisa, Madeline Van Culin of Piqua, OH and Lydia Rosetta Batsakis of Cincinnati, OH; 28 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 9 at Young Funeral Home at Louisa, with Rev. Roger Jordan officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

    
SHANNON, Rudolph T.
1941-1995
Rudolph T. Shannon, 52, died April 2 in Ft. Wayne, IN. Mr. Shannon was born March 18, 1941, in Athens, OH, the son of Noah and Missouri Baker Shannon. He was a welder and attended the United New Hope Nazarene Church. He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Roger. Surviving are his mother of Edwardsberg, MO; his wife, Jacqueline Shelton Shannon; two sons, Teddy of Elkhart, IN and Ryan of Paintsville ;one daughter Christi Shannon of Mishawaka, IN; three step daughters, Trava Henry of Muncie, IN and Barbra Snyder and Amy May, both of Gaston, IN; three brothers, Charles and Kenneth Shannon, both of Okeechobee, FL and Robert Shannon of Columbus, OH; four sisters, Phyllis Hall of Paintsville and Brenda Moore, Emily Hall and Kathy Lund, all of Elkhart, IN; and three grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, April 5 at 2 p.m. at United New Hope Nazarene Church, Muncie, with Rev. Ruth Wesley officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Hagerstown, IN, with Blue River Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, April 5, 1995

   
SKAGGS, Nannie Ethel
1905-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, April 14 for Nannie Ethel Skaggs, 89, who died Tuesday, April 11. Mrs. Skaggs was born August 1, 1905, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Clay Ferguson and Mary Skaggs. She was a member of the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Arthur Skaggs, on February 5, 1947. Surviving are one son, Cassie Skaggs of Hobart, IN; five daughters, Mary Jane Fyffe of Keaton, Lorraine Cantrell of Hobart, IN, Lovena Collier of Crown Point, IN, Roberta Sparks of Hebron, IN and Leona Salyer of Martha; two sisters, Lizzie Ferguson of Miamisburg, OH and Cloma Kelly of Louisa; and 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Paul Keaton, Jerry Brown and Elmo Ferguson. Burial was in Skaggs Family Cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
SLONE, James Jr.
1926-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for James Monroe Slone, JR, 69, who died Wednesday, April 19 at his residence. Mr. Slone was born March 20, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of the late James Monroe and Jane McKenzie Slone. He was a retired trucker from Branchland Supply. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Nancy Rice Slone on August 20, 1980. Surviving are three sons, Mike Slone of Beckley, WV, Chuck Slone of Paintsville, and David Slone of Wittensville; two daughters, Diane Wells of Paintsville and Sharon Wheeler of Marietta, OH; two sisters, Clarice Pelphrey of Paintsville and Lola McKenzie of Sunbury, OH; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 22 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Slone Family Cemetery at Turner Branch. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
SPARKS, Ira
1907-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 8 for Ira Sparks, 87, who died Wednesday, April 5 at his Lowmansville residence. Mr. Sparks was born April 16, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of the late Leige and Jane Sparks. He was a retired miner. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Melissa Green Sparks; two sons, Carl and Earl Thomas Sparks and a daughter Ollie Shelton. Surviving are five sons, Leslie and James, both of Mason, OH, Dewey of Silver Grove, Ralph of Lebanon, OH and Bill of Pendleton County, five daughters, Gladys Rice of Chicago, IL, Hazel  Rice of East Point, Dorothy Jones of Somerset, Jean Grainger of Pendleton County and Ruth Wade of Albany; one sister, Angie Boggs of Blaine; and 37 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Officiating at services at Georges Creek United Baptist Church were Rutherford Blair and Carlos Preston. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville, Paintsville Herald, April 12, 1995

    
STROUD, James W.
1927-1995
James W. Stroud, 67, died Thursday, April 20 at his residence. Mr. Stroud was born July 27, 1927, in Cedar Hill, TN, the son of the late James and Rebecca Ellen Stroud Duff. He was a diesel mechanic at Western Associates. Surviving are one son, Dwight Duff of Inez; three daughters, Gloria Max, Shirley Lohman of Peoria, IL and Josephine Louise Cowell of E. Peoria, IL; two brothers, James H. Duff of Greenbrier, TN and William Duff of Louisville; three sisters, Clara Anderson of Greenbrier, Mary Duff of Nashville, TN, and Esther Baggett of Evansville, IL; and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 25, at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield, TN. Burial was in Memory Gardens at Springfield with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
TACKETT, Paul Raymond
1937-1995
Paul Raymond Tackett, 58, died Saturday, April 29 at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Tackett was born November 28, 1937, in Johnson County, the son of Ethel Frasier Tackett and the late Hershell Tackett. He was a laborer. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Stapleton Tackett; one son, Maurice Tackett of Paintsville; four daughters, Teresa Fields of Tolar Creek, Pauline Price of Paintsville, Stella Kimbler of Sitka and Ethelene Tackett of Thelma; three brothers, Reece Tackett of Thealka, Ronnie Tackett of Hager Hill and Reamey Tackett of Michigan; five sisters, Darlene Dye, Garnet Tackett and Addie Hensley, all of Paintsville, Maxine Sheffer of Michigan and Betty Lou Tackett; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

   
VANHOOSE, Alma (Blanton)
1909-1995
Alma Blanton VanHoose, 85, of Dunbar, WV, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, April 18, in Charleston, WV. Mrs. VanHoose was born September 2, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Fairchild Blanton. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Bert VanHoose, on August 10, 1973. Surviving are one son, James B. VanHoose of Charleston; two daughters, Sarah Worley of Ft. Pierce, FL and Alma Lee Downey of St. Albans, WV; and nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 20 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bart Haynes officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery at Win. Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

    
WARD, Anderson
1995
Former Johnson County resident, Anderson Ward, 58, died Friday, April 7 at his Fort Wayne, IN residence. Mr. Ward was born in Johnson County. He was employed by Bowman Industry and an Army veteran. Surviving are his mother Arizona Ward of Ft. Wayne; two daughters, Tanya and Tracy Ward, both of Ft. Wayne; three brothers, Paul, Dan and Ronald, all of Ft. Wayne; one sister, Janet Platt of Ft. Wayne; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, April 10 at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Ft. Wayne. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

   
WARD, Cecil Ray
1942-1995
Tutor Key resident, Cecil Ray Ward, 53, died Saturday, April 22 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ward was born February 3, 1942, in Boone County, WV, the son of the late Lloyd and Beatrice Ward. He was a self-employed laborer. Surviving are one foster sister, Maggie Castle of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 25 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995

       
WELLS, Woodrow
1916-1995
West Van Lear resident, Woodrow Wells, 78, died Wednesday, April 19 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born August 15, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of the late Moses and Cora Honeycutt Wells. He was a retired candy distributor. Surviving are his wife, Irene Wells; four sons, Larry Joe Wells, of Paintsville, Leland Wells of West Van Lear, Linton Wells of Ashland and Edwin Wells of Versailles; one brother, Henry Wells of South Point, OH; three sisters, Maggie Collins and Eula Wells, both of Van Lear, and Mable Adams of Henryville, IN; and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 21 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dave Flanary and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, April 26, 1995

   
WILLIAMS, Sylvia (Blair)
1928-1995
Sylvia Williams, 67, died Friday, April 28 at her Ohio residence. Mrs. Williams was born January 2, 1928, in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Vernor and Dora Blanton Blair. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Virgil Blair, and her step-mother, Amba. Surviving are her husband, Orville; three daughters, Frances Freeman of Tulsa, OK and Katherine Russell and Debbie Jenkins, both of Tipp City, OH; one sister, Jewel Weddington of New Carlisle, OH; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2 at Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Sager officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, May 3, 1995


 
MAY-1995

ADAMS, Jewell
1954-1995
Van Lear resident, Jewell Sue Butcher Adams, 40, died Saturday May 20. Mrs. Adams was born June 5, 1954, in Johnson County, the daughter of Nora Webb Butcher and the late Ashley Butcher. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Orin Ray Adams, eight brothers, Harold, Chester, Gene, Randall, Darrell, Foley, Sheldon and Charles Butcher, all of Van Lear; and three sisters, Lorene Hall of Wabash, IN, Marie Herrera of Van Lear and Norina Hackworth of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 24 at 12 noon at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Ashley Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

   
AYERS, Georgia (Blevins)
1923-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Georgia Blevins Ayers, 71, who died Wednesday, May 31 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ayers was born August 1, 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Richard and Nora Ann Meade Blevins. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Carl Orton Ayers. Surviving are four sons, Jeff, Todd and Shawn Ayers, all of Staffordsville, Carl Ayers of Hilliard, OH; four sisters, Helen VanHoose of Salyersville, Mervie Brtley of Pikeville, Bridgett Maynard of Columbus, OH and Bertha Williams of Cincinnati, OH; and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Hobert Meade officiating. Paintsville Herald, June 7, 1995

    
BAYES, James
1923-1995
Retired diesel mechanic, James Bayes, 72, died Friday, May 19 at his Oil Springs residence. Mr. Bayes was born February 22, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Prentice and Vertrice Cochran Bayes. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways, a member of the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church and veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Neva Lee Blanton Bayes; one son, James Clyde Bayes of East Point; four daughters, Leatha Hackworth of Oil Springs, Martha Dunn and Norma Music, both of Hager Hill, and Paul Howard of Flat Gap; two brothers, Glocus Bayes of Camden, OH and Clyde Bayes of Paintsville; one sister, Katheryn Cook of Battle Creek, MI; and 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 22 at Pigeion Enterprise Baptist Church at Oil Springs, with Revs. Charles Stapleton and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

    
BENTLEY, Willia Lee (Meadows)
1928-1995
Retired sales clerk, Willia Lee Bentley, 67, died Sunday, May 21 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bentley was born April 20, 1928, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Milt and Lottie Witten Meadows. She was retired from G. C. Murphy’s Company and member of the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Bentley; two daughters, Denise Tackett of Staffordsville and Camillia Salyer of Paintsville; three brothers, Marshall Meadows of Paintsville, Vencil Meadows of Wittensville, and Rexford Meadows of Sciotoville, OH; and one grandson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 24 at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James K. Caudill, Edgar VanHoose, Toby Wheeler, and Edward J. Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 7, 1995

   
BLAIR, Robert
1937-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, May 12 for Robert Eugene Blair, 57, who died Wednesday, May 10 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born December 21, 1937, the son of the late Claude David and Edith Louise Hensley Blair. He worked in food service and was a veteran of Vietnam. Surviving are one brother, Fred Blair of East Point. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Dick VanHoose. Burial was in the family cemetery at Mayking. Paintsville Herald, May 17, 1995

    
BUTCHER, Helen (VanHoose)
1917-1995
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9 for Helen Gladys Butcher, 78, who died Saturday, May 6 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Butcher was born April 6, 1917, in Rosedale, OH, the daughter of the late Hiram VanHoose and Emma Moore Butcher. She was a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were two husbands, William Delong, in March 1938 and Melvin Butcher, on October 4, 1982. Surviving are one son, Robert Butcher of Van Lear; two daughters, Doris Delong and Joyce Dollarhide, both of Van Lear; two sisters, Delta Bailey of Urbana, OH and Irene Gorman of Louisville; and five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was David Mollett. Burial was in the family cemetery at Butcher Hollow, Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, May 10, 1995 (Note: Correction in Paintsville Herald May 17, 1995: In the obituary for Helen Gladys Butcher, published Wednesday, May 10, it was incorrectly submitted that she was the daughter of Emma Moore Butcher. It should have read Emma Moore VanHoose.)

    
CANTRELL, Arville Kendal
1922-1995
Arville Kendal Cantrell, 72, died Tuesday, May 30 at his Volga residence. Mr. Cantrell was born December 18, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of the late Loman and Lizzie Rowland Cantrell. He was a farmer and member of Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ada Barker Cantrell; three sons, Gordon, James K. and Ronnie Cantrell, all of Volga; four brothers, Arthur of Volga, William J. of Oil Springs, Loman, Jr., of Columbus, OH and Hubert of Nicholasville; four sisters, Peggy and Ellen Cantrell, both of Volga, Jane Stapleton of Franklin, OH, and Francis McKenzie of Columbus; and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 1 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eulas Adams, J. K. Caudill and Scottie Williams officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, June 7, 1995

    
COCHRAN, Billy Paul
1935-1995
Billy Paul Cochran, 59, died Tuesday, May 9 at his Barnetts Creek residence. Mr. Cochran was born June 12, 1935, in Johnson County, the son of the late Lonza Ray Cochran and Della Lemaster Cochran Cantrell. He was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are one brother, Charles of Columbus, OH; one sister, Vera Herring of Cheboygon, MI; two half brothers, Tom Cantrell of Utica, MI and Joe Cantrell of Flat Gap; one half sister, Christine Caudill of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, May 12 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herbert Music officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, May 17, 1995

    
CONLEY, Mildred (Hayden)
1913-1995
East Point resident, Mildred Conley, 82, died Wednesday, May 10at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born February 22, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Jams Hayden and Margaret Blair Conley. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Beecher Conley. Surviving are one son, Larry Conley of East Point. Funeral services were held Friday, May 12 at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, May 17, 1995

    
GRIMM, Carson
1925-1995
Retired welder, Carson Grimm, 69, died Thursday, May 4 at Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Grimm was born October 1, 1925, in Johnson County the son of the late Foster and Maryetta “Molly” McClure Grimm. He had been a welding instructor at Mayo State Vocational Technical School and was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are one son, James C. Grimm of Prestonsburg, two daughters, Karen Baldwin of Leander and Sharon Stickler of Prestonsburg; one sister, Gusta Daniel of Lowmansville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Phillip Caudill and Mitchel Baldwin officiating.  Burial was in Grimm Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, May 10, 1995

    
HITCHCOCK, Frances (Crum)
1937-1995
Frances Hitchcock, 58, died Sunday, May 7 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hitchcock was born March 12, 1937, in Harlan County, the daughter of the late Jessie Taylor and Pauline Crum. She was an employee of the Central Elementary Resource Center. Surviving are her husband, William G. Hitchcock; two sons, Paul of Rapid City, SD and James of Paintsville; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, May 10, 1995

   
JOHNSON, Glen
1923-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Glen Johnson, 71, who died Tuesday, May 16 at his Hager Hill residence. Mr. Johnson was born August 15, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Grant and Daisy Rice Johnson. He was disabled and a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Henry Johnson; and one brother, Hansel G. Johnson of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18 at the Collista Freewill Baptist church, with Phillip Haney and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Johnson Family Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

   
KELLY, Myrtle (Cantrell)
1911-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements for Myrtle Meade Frese Kelly, 84, who died Sunday, May 21 at Greenbrier Convalescent Center, Wheelersburg, OH. Mrs. Kelly was born April 5, 1911, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Mance and Ollie Jane Charles Cantrell. She was an employee of Green High School at Franklin Furnace, OH, Avon representative and member of Final Hour Ministries Church of Wheelersburg. Also preceding her in death were two husbands, Hannibal Meade and Harry Frese. Surviving are her husband, Earl Kelly of New Boston, OH; one daughter, Connie Johnson of Wheelersburg; four brothers, Robert and Charles Cantrell, both of Dayton, OH, William Cantrell of Columbus, OH, and Paul Cantrell of Flatwoods; four sisters, Lillie McKenzie of Fairborn, OH, Mattie Castle of Nippa, Irene Elzwick of Ashland and Helen Brewer of Flatwoods, and seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23 at Harrison Funeral Home, Wheelersburg, with Revs. Kevin Clausing and Jerry Hager officiating. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

  
LITTLE, Bernice (Bray)
1920-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Bernice M. Little, 74, who died Tuesday, May 9 at his Blaine residence. Mrs. Little was born July 17, 1920, the daughter of the late Enoch Crowley and Maude Bray. She was retired from manufacturing work. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Oscar Little, on December 8, 1983. Surviving are one son, Kenneth Little of Blaine, one brother, Enoch Crowley of Turlock, CA, two sisters, Maggie Simms of Toledo, OH and Bobbie Little of Longwood, NC; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, five step grandsons and 11 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, May 17, 1995

    
MAHAN, Milton Earl
1951-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Milton Earl Mahan, 44, died Sunday, May 28. Mr. Mahan was born January 8, 1951, in Johnson County, the son of Elmer Mahan and Estie Mae Ward. He was an antique furniture salesman. Surviving are his parents; ex-wife, Carolyn Sue Mahan; one son, Benjy Elmer Mahan of Craynor; two daughters, Chasity Hamilton of Harold and Brook Mahan of Craynor; one brother, Fred Mahan of Staffordsville; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Quenton Crum and Te Montgomery officiating. Paintsville Herald, May 31, 1995

   
MCKENZIE, Elva (Davis)
1897-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Elva MacKenzie, 97, of Texas City, TX, died Monday, May 22 at her residence. Mrs. MacKenzie was born September 27, 1897 at Flat Gap. She was a self-employed tailor. Surviving are one daughter, Ruth M. MacKenzie Graham of Texas City; two brothers, Burgess Ray Davis of Dayton, OH and Elmon Davis of Flat Gap; and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26 at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery in Logan, WV, with Honaker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, TX was in charge of arrangements in Texas. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

    
MUSIC, Dorothy (Wells)
1916-1995
Van Lear resident, Dorothy Wells Music, 78, died Friday, May 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Music was born December 24, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Alex Wells and Angeline Spears. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Frank Music, on June 11, 1978. Surviving are four sons, Dexter Music of Hager Hill, James David and Joe Russell Music, both of Van Lear, and Rex Music of Madisonville; one daughter, Vivian Young of Winchester; and 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 21 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with David Wells and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

   
O'BRYAN, Mary (Woods)
1897-1995
Funeral services were held Monday, May 29 for Mary Esta Woods O’Bryan, 97, who died Saturday, May 27 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. O’Bryan was born November 3, 1897, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Charlie Woods and Emma McKenzie. Also preceding her in death was her husband, William G. O’Bryan on March 18, 1940. Surviving are four sons, Walter O’Bryan of Nippa, Billy J. O’Bryan of Paris, Estill O’Bryan of New Concord, OH and Robert E. O’Bryan of Huntington, WV; three daughters, Vivian L. Blanton of Somerset, Betty Salyer of Columbus, OH and Janice Mayhew of Paintsville; two sisters, Clara Collier and Suna Gibbs, both of Mechanicsburg, OH; and 23 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Tobe Wheeler and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in O’Bryan Family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, June 7, 1995

    
OSBORNE, Jimmie B.
1930-1995
Jimmie B. Osborne, 64, died Sunday, May 14 at the V. A. Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Osborne was born September 25, 1930, in Wharton, WV, the son of the late Jesse Osborne and Bess Tackett. He was a laundry owner and veteran of the Air Force. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Charles and L. R. Osborne. Surviving are his wife, Malta Preston Osborne; three sons, Bruce of East Point, Brian of Tutor Key and Jim of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Sandra Osborne of Tutor Key; one brother, Roger Osborne of Fairborn, OH; three sisters, Leone Preston of Fairborn, OH, Sharon Patterson of Lake Alfred, FL and Virginia Duffy of Lakeland, FL and two grandchildren. Graveside rites were held Tuesday, May 16 at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, May 24, 1995

   
PENNINGTON, Estill
1910-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Estill Pennington, 85, who died Friday, May 5 at his Ashville, OH residence. Mr. Pennington was born February 20, 1910, in Magoffin County, the son of the late William and Almeda Jackson Pennington. He was a retired oil field worker. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Bessie Litteral Pennington; and a son, Taulbee, on November 23, 1994. Surviving are one son, Dorsey Pennington of Cambridge, OH; two daughters, Shirley Blair of Urbana, OH and Christine Conley of Ashville, OH; one sister, Nellie Blanton of Oil Springs; and 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 8 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose, Junior Womack, Everett Conley, and Joe Carroll officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, May 10, 1995

   
SMITH, Betty L.
1936-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Betty Lou Smith, 58, who died Tuesday, May 23 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born June 27, 1936, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John and Nancy Smith. She was a member of the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, John Smith of Boons Camp; three daughters, Emma Blevins, Carol Collins and Stephanie Laney, all of Boons Camp; one brother, Kenny Smith of Sitka; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 26 at Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church, with Bob Baker officiating. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, May 31, 1995

   
WATKINS, Brother
1912-1995
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28 for Brother Watkins, 82, who died Thursday, May 25 at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Watkins was born October 23, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of the late William and Sarah Rice Watkins. He was a truck driver for Point Express and veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Dimple Perry Watkins, three sons, Gary Neil Watkins of Staffordsville, Jack Douglas Watkins of Kailua, Hawaii and Mark Kevin Watkins of East Burnstadt; two daughters, Susan Meade of Paintsville and Demarcia Watkins-Natarte of Lihue, Hawaii; one brother, Dolphus Watkins of New Lebanon, OH; one sister, Mary Jo Morman of Athens, OH; and 11 grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Orville Waller, John Sammons and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, May 31, 1995


 
JUNE-1995

ADAMS, Brady Ray
1995
 Brady Ray Adams, infant son of Billy Ray Adams, Jr. and Christy Patrice (Patti) McDonald Adams of Barbourville, was delivered on Friday morning, June 23 at the Knox County Hospital. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Billy Ray Adams, Sr. Surviving are his parents, his maternal grandparents, Pat and Sharon Smith McDonald of Barbourville; and his paternal grandmother, Jean Blair Adams of West Van Lear. Graveside services were conducted in the Carty Cemetery at Girdler on Sunday, June 25, with Rev. Bob Lowery officiating. Expressions of sympathy may go to the First Baptist church in Barbourville, in memory of Brady Ray. Knox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 28, 1995

    
CANTRELL, Thelma (Hitchcock)
1920-1995
Thelma Hitchcox Cantrell, 74, of Waverly, OH, died Wednesday, June 21, at O. S. U. Hospital in Columbus, OH. She was born September 6, 1920, in Johnson County to the late Johnnie and Mollie Hitchcox. Preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Cantrell, in 1972. Mrs. Cantrell was a housewife and mother and a member of the Oil Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are six sons, Don Cantrell of Beaver, OH, Gene Cantrell of Gary, IN, Danny Cantrell of Chillicothe, OH, Jimmy Cantrell of Stockdale, OH, Johnny Cantrell of Givens, OH and Harry Cantrell of Beaver; two daughters, Margie Dawson of Beaver and marlene Stevison of Jackson, OH; one brother, Don Hitchcox of Lucasville; one sister, Pauline Bayes of Lucasville; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Roberta Creech and one granddaughter. Services were held Saturday, June 24, at the Beaver Valley United Baptist Church with Elder Corbitt Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Beaver Union with arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Beaver. Paintsville Herald, July 5, 1995

   
CARTER, George L.
1923-1995
Van Lear resident, George L. Carter, 71, died Wednesday, June 21, at U K Medical Center. Mr. Carter was born October 26, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Henry Carter and Mary Alice Ward. He was retired from the Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Smith Carter; one daughter, Joan Miller of Tulsa, OK; one brother, Cash Clay Carter of Bremerton, WA; one sister, Genetta Louise Carter of Staffordsville; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, June 28, 1995

   
CAUDILL, Ruby Jewel (Crislip)
1913-1995
Ruby Jewel Caudill, 82, died Wednesday, June 28, at her home in Sitka. Mrs. Caudill was born January 17, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Phoebe Kimbler Crislip. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Caudill on October 26, 1972. Surviving are one son, George Jones of Portland, OR; three stepsons, Willis Caudill, James Caudill and Ocbel Caudill, all of Sitka; four daughters, Betty Hauser of Nippa, Elizabeth Biehls of New Lebanon, OH, Margaret Booth of Lewisburg, OH and Patty Picklesimer of Sitka; one stepdaughter, Ethel Scroggs of Urbana, OH; 22 grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren, several great grandchildren, 17 step great grandchildren and one step great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held July 1 at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with J. K. Caudill and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, July 5, 1995

   
CLICK, Frances (Tackett)
1934-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Frances Evelyn Click, 69, who died Friday, June 9 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Click was born July 7, 1934, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Sye and Rosa Holt Tackett. She was an assistant city clerk for Paintsville City Hall. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Gordon Click, in 1964. Surviving are three daughters, Karen Leigh Ward of Paintsville, Vicki Rae Kiser of Rush and Tara Renee Allen of Langley; four brothers, Elmer Tackett of Weeksbury, Cecil Tackett of Knoxville, TN, Edward Tackett of Belleview, MI and Elford Tackett of Ypsilanti, MI; four sisters, Wyoma Hall of MI, Elsie Holt Schultz of Newark, OH, JoAnn Allen of Staffordsville and Virginia Keathley of Orlando, FL and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Henry Tackett Cemetery at Weeksbury. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

  
COLVIN, Walter M.
1912-1995
Walter M. Colvin, 82, formerly of Springfield, Ohio died Friday, June 02 1995 in Heartland of Urbana following a lengthy illness. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on August 23 1912 the son of Forest and Julia (Blanton) Colvin, and lived in the Paintsville and Springfield area all of his life. He was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for over 18 years as an electrician, retiring in 1961. Survivors include three daughters, Marie Mirchell, Brabara Fraley and Gladys Brown; two sons Arnold and Kendrick Colvin; six brothers; two sisters; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandson and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and a grandson. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 6pm until 8pm at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, NOrth Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 10:00am at the Rose Hill Cemetery Chapel with Sister Sue Grim officiating. Submitted By: Pam Colvin Apr.2009

   
CONN, Earl
1938-1995
Earl D. Conn, 57, of Beavercreek, OH, died Thursday, June 15 at the Hospice of Dayton. Mr. Conn was a member of the Beavercreek Christian Church and had served as a first lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Joan Picklesimer Conn of Beavercreek; his mother, June Conn of Winter Park, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Mark Hagan of Proctorville, OH and Jill and Shawn Fitzgerald of Fairborn, OH; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and James Cox of Paintsville, Eual and James Reed of Winter Park, FL and 8 grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, July 12, 1995

   
CRACE, Dessie (Hannah)
1910-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, June 16, for Dessie Lee Crace, 84, who died Wednesday, June 14, at her Staffordsville residence. Mrs. Crace was born July 29, 1910, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Bill and Nola Fairchild Hannah. She was a member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Guy Crace, in 1952. Surviving are six sons, Fred, Raymond, and James Willis Crace, all of Staffordsville, Eulas Crace of Paintsville, and Guy F. and Leon Crace, both of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Anna Jewel Hitchcock of Paintsville and Gladys Ratliff and Ernestine Spurlock, both of Staffordsville; one brother, Morris Hannah of Staffordsville, and one sister, Lizzie Hannah of Staffordsville. Officiating at services at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church were Donald Caudill and Harold Conley. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 21, 1995

   
DESKINS, Grace (Honshell)
1911-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Grace Lee Honshell Deskins, 84, who died Monday, June 26 at her West Van Lear residence. Mrs. Deskins was born April 16, 1911, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late James Franklin and Nannie Howard Honshell. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Herbert Deskins, Sr., on June 12. Surviving are two sons, Alfred Deskins of Lexington and State Representative Herbert Deskins, Jr. of Pikeville; one daughter, Joan Branham of Nicholasville; two sisters, Stella Price of West Van Lear and Ida Basham of Williamsburg; and seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Sam Casebolt and Larry Joe Bayes officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, June 28, 1995

   
DESKINS, Herbert Sr.
1907-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Herbert Deskins, Sr., who died Monday, June 12, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Deskins was born December 19, 1907, in Mingo County, WV, the son of the late Lilburn Sydney and Effie Duncan Deskins. He was a retired miner and member of UMWA. Surviving are his wife, Grace Honshell Deskins; two sons, Alfred Deskins of Lexington and Herbert Deskins, Jr. of Pikeville; one daughter, Joan Branham of Nicholasville; one brother, Lilburn Sydney Deskins, Jr. of Austin, TX; one sister, Maxine Maynard of Gary, IN, and seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Casebolt and Larry Joe Bayes officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. His grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, June 21, 1995

  
FITZPATRICK, John J.
1928-1995
John J. Fitzpatrick, 68, died Saturday, June 10 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born December 17, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of the late Luther and June Blair Fitzpatrick. He was a mechanic and veteran of World War II. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Walter. Surviving are his wife, Mildred McCloud Fitzpatrick; two sons, Gary of Thelma and Larry of Blaine; three daughters, Mary Gasnell and Kimberly Ramey, both of East Point, and Teresa Cisco of Wabash, IN; one brother, Luther of Franklin, OH; three sisters, Flossie George of Mt. Sterling, Lorene Taylor of Flatwoods and Darleen Blair of Miamisburg, OH; and 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 13 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

   
FLINT, John E. Sr.
1933-1995
John E. Flint, Sr., 62, of Offutt, died Friday, June 30, 1995, at Highlands Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Flint was born March 11, 1933, in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Arnold and Garnet Ruth Stricklin Flint. Mr. Flint was an instructor for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Ward Flint; one son, John Flint, Jr. of Offutt; two daughters, Karen VanHoose of Offutt and Jennifer Randall of Offutt; two sisters, Doris Bryant of Ypsilanti, MI and Bobbie Jean Hoskins of Milan, MI and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 3, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville with Jerry M. Scott officiating. Burial followed in the Ward Family Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, July 12, 1995

  
GROSS, Ruth
1910-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, July 30, for Ruth Gross, who died Tuesday, June 27, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. A resident of Whitehouse, she was born August 7, 1910, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Matt and Nan Meade Gross. Surviving are a daughter, Gearldine Gross of Whitehouse; two brothers, Beecher Gross of Whitehouse and Alvil Gross of Cooperston, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Officiating at services at Hammond Freewill Baptist Church was Arville Short. Burial was in Tom Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, July 5, 1995

   
HANNAH, Jack
1940-1995
Retired construction worker, Jack Hannah, 54, died Wednesday, June 7 at his Swamp Branch residence. Mr. Hannah was born December 2, 1940, in Johnson County, the son of the late Raymond and Josephine Scott Hannah. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Shepler Hannah; one daughter, Jennifer Campbell of Thelma; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Helton of Staffordsville and Tracie Franklin of Thelma; five brothers, Howard of Salyersville, Steve, Scotty and Cubbie, all of Swamp Branch, and Gibb of Denver; five sisters, Virginia Salyers, Brenda Lugar and Ugonda Wiley, all of Swamp Branch, Grindle Hitchcock of Collista and Vickie Castle of Thealka; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Willie Fairchild officiating. Burial was in the Hannah Family Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

   
HARMON, Georgia Marilyn (Yates)
1925-1995
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11 for Georgia Marilyn Harmon, 70, who died Thursday, June 8 at King’s Daughters’ Medical center, Ashland. Mrs. Harmon was born March 28, 1925, in Keystone, WV, the daughter of the late Samuel Monroe and Bertha Blankenship Yates. She was a member of Big Mud Lick Church of God.. Surviving are her husband, Carl Harmon; one daughter, Ruby Lemaster of Staffordsville, three brothers, Calvin Yates of Paintsville, Ravin Yates of Beckley, WV, and Jerry Yates of CA; three sisters, Margaret Griffith of Ashland and Marcia Thompson and Mary Burnes, both of San Pedro, CA; and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Jeff Helton. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

   
HORN, Jack
1910-1995
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, for Jack Horn, 85, who died Saturday, June 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Horn was born March 24, 1910, in Martin County, the son of the late James and Laura Mills Horn. He was retired from Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company. Surviving are his wife, Eloise Moore Horn; one son, James Lucian Horn of Paintsville; one daughter, Colleen Moore of Hazard; five brothers, Garmon Horn of Florida, Jerry and James Horn, both of Columbus, OH, E. J. Horn of Whitesburg, and F. D. Horn of Inez; three sisters, Louann Hammond and Bessie Cassidy, both of Inez, and Nancy Collier of Columbus; and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were held at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Burial was in May Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, June 28, 1995

   
HURT, Charles Isaac Jr.
1995
Charles Isaac Hurt, Jr. died Saturday, June 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Charles was born Saturday, June 17, the son of Charles Isaac Hurt and Minnie Marie Richardson. Surviving are his parents, one brother, Steven Richardson and one sister, Alicia Blevins. Graveside services were held Monday, June 19, at George Ramey Family Cemetery, East Point, with Dick VanHoose officiating, Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 21, 1995

   
JAYNE, Robert L.
1920-1995
Robert L. Jayne, 74, of Buck Hollow Road, Beaver, OH, died Tuesday, June 20 at a Columbus hospital. Born June 25, 1920, in Johnson County, a son of the late Willie and Ollie Stapleton, Jayne, he was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Rigsby Jayne; five sons, Tim Jayne of Lucasville, OH, Ernie Conley, Robert Jayne, Jr., and Wayne E. Jayne, all of Beaver, and Woodrow Conley of Lakeland, FL; a brother, Charlie Jayne of IN; two sisters, Marie Brown of Beaver and Ruby Gibson of IN; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Services were held Sunday, June 25, at Cox Funeral Home in Beaver, with Elder Arvil Murray, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Beaver Union Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, July 5, 1995

   
LYON, Sherry Lynn (Fraley)
1948-1995
Paintsville resident, Sherry Lynn Fraley Lyon, 46, died Monday, June 12 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Lyon was born September 11, 1948, in Johnson County, the daughter of Don Fraley and the late Mildred Rice Fraley. She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her father; her husband, Charles David Lyon; one son, David Wayne Lyon of Thealka, three brothers, Bryan Fraley of Paintsville, Bobby Allen Fraley of West Van Lear and Don Douglas Fraley of Thealka; and two grandchildren. Friends may visit at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church after 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 14. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Hubert Slone and Brother Ernest Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

   
MEADE, Howard G.
1995
Howard G. Meade, formerly of Paintsville, died June 20 in Mason, OH. Mr. Meade was the son of Tommie L. Kendrick and the late Howard Ray Meade. He was the stepson of Earnest M. Kendrick. Surviving are his wife, Veronica Hill Meade; two children, Amanda Renee and Marc Aaron; his grandfather, Thomas E. George; one step sister and a step brother. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 25 at Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home in Mason. Paintsville Herald, June 28, 1995

   
NELSON, Jeffrey Donald
1974-1995
Jeffrey Donald Nelson, 21, died Thursday, June 29, in Martin County. Mr. Nelson was born March 10, 1974, in Johnson County. He was the son of Fred and Pamela Wilcox Nelson of East Point. He was a 1992 Paintsville High School graduate. Surviving are his parents; one sister, Aliena Gail Nelson of East Point; his maternal grandparents, Donald and Bessie Wilcox of East Point; and his paternal grandparents, Isaac and Rosie Nelson of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, July 26, 1995

   
RITCHIE, Moses M.
1921-1995
Moses M. “Mosie” Ritchie, 73, of Apple Creek, OH, died Tuesday, June 13, at Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, OH. Mr. Ritchie was born June 28, 1921, in Paintsville, the son of the late George “D.D.” and Hanna Rosetta Tackett Ritchie. After working in the mines of Kentucky, he moved to Wayne County, OH, and worked as a welder for Crown Steel of Wooster for 18 years, retiring in 1983. He was a charter member of West Hill Baptist Church and Caleb’s Kin. Surviving are his wife, Alta Mae McFaddin, three sons, Jacob Ritchie of Wooster, Larry Ritchie of Tucson, AZ and James Ritchie of Mt. Hope, OH; two daughters, Brenda Dooley of San Antonio, TX and Bonnie Zimmerman of Orrville, OH; one brother, Talmadge Ritchie of South Point, OH; and 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, June 21, 1995

   
SHEPHERD, Margaret (Patrick)
1917-1995
Margaret Patrick Shepherd, 78, of David, died Friday, June 2 at the Paintsville residence of her daughter. Mrs. Shepherd was born March 31, 1917, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Prater Patrick. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are six sons, O. C. Shepherd of Martin, Jim Shepherd of Warsaw, IN, Martin Shepherd, Jr. of Roundhead, OH, and Earlie, Bill and Melvin Shepherd, all of David; four daughters, Ethel Howard of Hippo, Linda Pitts of Reno, NV, Thelma Triantafillou of West Columbia, TX and Gail Musgrave of Paintsville; one brother, Asbury Patrick of OH; two sisters, Myrtle Brown of MI and Gertrude Neeley of IN; and 30 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 5 at Hall Funeral Home Chapel at Martin, with Glenn Hughes and Tim Bailey presiding. Burial was in the family cemetery at Middle Creek. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

   
STAPLETON, Poe Lester
1920-1995
Staffordsville resident, Poe Lester Stapleton, 74, died Saturday, June 3 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stapleton was born November 19, 1920, in Johnson County, the son of the late Clayton Stapleton and Rhoda Cochran. He was a disabled farmer and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eunice V. King Stapleton; two sons, Poe Lester Stapleton, Jr., of Salyersville and Larry Wayne Stapleton of Staffordsville; and one daughter, Hazel Lynn Cantrell of Flat Gap; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 6 at Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed, Sammy Reed, and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 7, 1995

 
WEBB, Debbie K. (Ramey)
1959-1995
Boons Camp resident, Debbie K. Ramey Webb, 35, died Monday, June 5 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Webb was born November 20, 1959, in Floyd County, the daughter of Bill and Ethel Prater Ramey.. She was employed at Lowe’s. Surviving are her parents, her husband, Hansel Webb; two sons, Christopher Eric and Warren Cody Webb, both of Boons Camp; one daughter, Jessica Monique Webb of Boons Camp; two brothers, Chester and Matthew Wayne Ramey, both of Van Lear; and three sisters, Ellen Booth and Linda Borders, both of River, and Karen Moore of Martin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 7 at Old Log Church, Daniels Creek, with Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995

  
WELLS, Charles Madison
1892-1995
Paintsville resident Charles Madison “Charlie” Wells, 102, died Sunday, June 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born August 29, 1892, in Johnson County, the son of the late William G. Wells and Molly Morris. He was an insurance salesman and veteran of World War I. Surviving are one brother, George Wells of Pikeville and one sister, Pearl Short of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, June 21, 1995

  
WELLS, Gustava (Lemaster)
1922-1995
Retired school teacher, Gustava Lemaster Wells, 73, died Tuesday, June 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wells was born February 19, 1922, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John R. and Ollie Fairchild Lemaster. She had alos worked at Daniels Dairy Bar. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Bruce Leon Wells, on November 17, 1981. Surviving are two sons, John Bowling of Sitka and Richard Wells of Dayton, OH; one sister, Mary Messick of Sitka; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 15 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, June 21, 1995

   
WILLIAMS, Dixie
1909-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Dixie Williams, 86, died Sunday, June 11 at North Shore Medical Center, Miami, FL. Ms. Williams was born November 30, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Effie Hill Williams. She was a real estate broker and member of the Red Bush Church. Surviving are one brother, Duell Williams of Red Bush. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Red Bush Church, with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Willard Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery at Red Bush, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, June 14, 1995



JULY-1995

BURGA, Lenora (Wright)
1925-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Lenora W. Burga, 69, of OH, died July 9 at Bradley Nursing Home in Bay Village, OH. Mrs. Burga was born August 12, 1925. She was a retired bank teller from MidAmerica Federal Savings and Loan and had worked at Western Auto in Paintsville. She was a member of Briggs Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Burga. Surviving are her mother, Ruby Wright of Salyersville; one daughter, Lynn Bova of Elyria, OH; one brother, William “Socker: Wright of Riverside, CA; one sister, Betty Wright Rohrer of Oak Ridge, TN, and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, at Briggs Road Baptist Church, with Ron Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery with Schoedinger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995

   
BUTCHER, Paul
1931-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 3, for Paul Butcher, 63, who died Monday, July 31, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Butcher was born September 13, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of the late Norman and Lillie M. Castle Butcher. He was owner/operator of Big Sandy TV Cable. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Price Butcher; two sons, Paul David Butcher of West Van Lear and Richard Dean Butcher of Van Lear; two brothers, Bob Butcher of Penn Yann, NY and Doug Butcher of Lexington; one sister, Betty Colvin of Camden, OH; and three grandsons. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Hollie Jay VanHoose and Venny VanHoose. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, August 9, 1995

   
CAUDILL, William Bradford
1950-1995
Flat Gap resident William Bradford Caudill, 44, died Sunday, July 23, at his residence. Mr. Caudill was born November 25, 1950, in Johnson County, the son of James Lowell Caudill and the late Betty June Caudill. He was a laborer. Surviving are his father; one brother, Jimmy Caudill of Sydney, OH and three sisters, Myrna Mahan of Staffordsville, Donna Akers of East Point and Lavonna Greer of Printer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

  
DAVIS, Anna Margaret (Holbrook)
1930-1995
Paintsville resident, Anna Margaret Holbrook Davis, 65, died Tuesday, July 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Davis was born June 24, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Winfield Holbrook, Sr., and Audrey Montgomery Holbrook. She was employed by American Standard. Surviving are one daughter, Norma J. Cruise of Somerset; five brothers, John, David and Winfield, Jr., Holbrook, all of Van Lear, and Kenny and Roger Holbrook, both of Davis Branch; three sisters, Gladys Castle of Hager Hill, Jewell Collins of Fairlands, IN and Rebecca Conley of Massus, VA; and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, July 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Family Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995

   
DUTY, Mable (Simpson)
1921-1995
Mable Simpson Duty, 74, died Sunday, July 23, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Duty was born May 27, 1921, in Carter County, the daughter of the late William Simpson and Missouri Helton. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, Thomas Woodard Duty, on December 30, 1977. Surviving are one son, William Russell Duty of Grundy, VA; five daughters, Jo Ann Lourie, Helen Louise Jones and Tina Caudill, all of Columbus, OH, Mary Bess Sykes of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Arlene Caudill of Knoxville, TN; one brother, Norman Simpson of Michigan; and 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Duty Family Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

   
FAIRCHILD, Essie Lee (Adkins)
1906-1995
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, for Essie Lee Fairchild, 88, who died Monday, July 24, in Clarksville, TN. Mrs. Fairchild was born September 30, 1906, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Jerry and Betty Parsons Atkins. She was a member of the Highland Church of Christ. Also preceding her in death was her husband, James M. Fairchild, on July 25, 1952. Surviving are three sisters, Elsie Booth of West Van Lear and Virginia Hoskins and Bess Daniels, both of Paintsville; and 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel was J. M. Scott. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

     
FITZPATRICK, Mildred (McCloud)
1932-1995
Mildred McCloud Fitzpatrick, 63, of East Point, died Monday, July 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born February 24, 1932, in Johnson County, the daughter of Hershell McCloud and Neva Castle. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Fitzpatrick on June 10, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Larry Fitzpatrick of Blaine and Gary Fitzpatrick of Thelma; three daughters, Mary Gosnell and Kimberly Haney, both of East Point, and Teresa Sisco of Wabash, IN; one brother Perry McCloud of Newport News, VA; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville with Dick VanHoose and Paul Kestner officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, July 12, 1995

    
GEORGE, Willie
1925-1995
Retired dental technician Willie George, 70, died Wednesday, July 12, at VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Mr. George was born May 1, 1925, in Floyd County, the son of the late Charlie and Mary Belle Powers George. He was a veteran. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Susan Ruth Setser George on June 2, 1979. Surviving are two daughters, Wilma Sue Justice of Emma and Brenda Weddington of Raccoon; one brother, Silas George of Van Lear; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Setser Family Cemetery at Lancer. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995

   
HITCHCOCK, Rose (Fairchild)
1950-1995
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, for Rose Marie Hitchcock, 44, who died Thursday, July 20, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Hitchcock was born November 9, 1950, in Johnson County, the daughter of Beulah Fairchild and the late Clate Fairchild. She was disabled. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Clate Fairchild. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Ronnie Hitchcock; one son, Ronnie Hitchcock, Jr., of Paintsville, two daughters, Paula Ann Wheeler and Karen Sue Hitchcock, both of Paintsville; two brothers,  Larry and Gary Fairchild, both of Paintsville; four sisters, Judy Sexton and Darlene Hitchcock, both of Paintsville, Juanita Hitchcock, of Staffordsville and June Rowland of Winchester; and one grandchild. Officiating at services at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church was John Mike Blanton. Burial was in Fairchild Family Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, July 26, 1995

   
JONES, Thelma (Greene)
1995
Thelma Greene Holbrook Jones of San Diego, CA, formerly of Johnson County, died July 1 at Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Delbert and Stella Castle Greene. Surviving are one daughter, Deloris Kesler of Paintsville; one grandson, Chuck McClure of Paintsville; one brother, Leslie C. Greene of San Diego; and two sisters, Della Wilson of Ashland and Jean Novatny of Cleveland, OH. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chandler- Pack Cemetery at Chandlersville, Rev. James Kelly Caudill will officiate. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995

  
LEMASTER, Anna (Tackett)
1907-1995
Anna Tackett Lemaster, 88, died Wednesday, July 26, at the Red Bush residence of her daughter. Mrs. Lemaster was born March 31, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John Franklin Tackett and Clara Blevins. She was a member of the Old Union United Baptist Church, Staffordsville. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Plennie Lemaster, on December 6, 1985. Surviving are two sons, Garland Eugene Lemaster of Hager Hill and Johnnie H. Lemaster of Ashland; six daughters, Roberta McCarty of Hager Hill, Joann Blanton of Paintsville, Irene Auxier of Red Bush, Darlene McKenzie of Barnetts Creek, Jessie Grace Cochran of Fairborn, OH and Lillian Lemaster of Columbus, OH; one brother, Garland Tackett of Columbus; one sister, Goldie King of Nippa; and 41 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Danny Fannin and Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

   
MCALLISTER, William Hershel
1938-1995
Van Lear resident, William Hershel McAllister, 57, died Tuesday, July 18, at the VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV. Mr. McAllister was born March 19, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of Marie Tuzy McAllister and the late Hershel McAllister. He was retired from the Army and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Catholic Church. Surviving are his mother; three sons, William, Dennis and James McAllister, all of New Orleans, LA; one daughter, Iris Dawson of Van Lear; two sisters, Joyce Ann Meade of Van Lear and Betty Lou Burke of Newport News, VA; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 21 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Sichko officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, July 26, 1995

   
PENIX, James Mermon
1916-1995
Retired miner James Mermon Penix, 78, died Monday, July 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Penix was born August 16, 1916, in Martin County, the son of the late James and Virgie Dennison Penix. He was a member of Daniels Creek Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Maggie Collins Penix; and ah half sister, Sophia Alice Travis of Troy, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, July 28, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Vernon Hall and Arville short officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

   
PENNINGTON, Mescal (Brown)
1921-1995
Retired Cook, Mescal Brown Pennington, 74, died Monday, July 17, at Villa of Springfield, Springfield, OH. Mrs. Pennington was born April 15, 1921, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Oma Wright Brown. She was retired from Flat Gap Elementary and a member of the Peaceful Valley Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Roscoe Pennington, on February 15, 1988; one brother, one daughter; and a grandson. Surviving are four sons, Elwood Pennington of Staffordsville, Wayne and James Pennington, both of Flat Gap, and David Pennington of Daniels Creek; four daughters, Carol Parker of Springfield, Dixie Martin of Oil Springs and Dollie Wright and Phyllis Salyer, both of Flat Gap; and 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Wright and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, July 26, 1995

   
PRESTON, Paris
1929-1995
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, for Paris Preston, 65, who died Monday, July 10 at his West Van Lear residence. Mr. Preston was born August 4, 1929, in Johnson County, the son of the late Charles and Sarah Dale Preston. He was affiliated with the Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church and was a kitchen director for Harley Inns. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Stamper Preston; one son, Joe Thomas Preston of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Janie Quass of Walker, IA and Joyce Simon of West Van Lear; one brother, Faris Preston of Delaware, OH; two stepsisters, Florene Compton of Columbus and Alice Pole of Willard, OH; and four grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Kenny Collins and Roger Hill. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995

   
RICE, Carl
1913-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Carl Rice, 82, who died Saturday, July 1 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mr. Rice was born June 9, 1913, the son of Dr. Grant and Sina Caudill Rice. He was a retired field clerk with Ashland Oil Company. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Howard Rice; one son, Phillip Rice of Wilmington, OH; one daughter, Pat Layton of Piles Grove, NJ; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 4 at the United Methodist Church in Oil Springs with Rev. Doug Lawson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, July 5, 1995

  
RICE, Nellie Katherine (Jarrell)
1927-1995
Nellie Katherine Rice, 67, of Bidwell, OH, died July 25 at her residence. Mrs. Rice was born October 15, 1927, at Ivel, the daughter of the late John J. and Nancy Elizabeth Riddle Jarrells. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Rice; two sons, Roger Justice of Newport News, VA and George Honaker of Corpus Christi, TX; two daughters, Cinderella Patterson of Columbus, OH and Nancy Nitzky of Billings, MT; one brother, Arthur Jarrells of Gibsonburg, OH; two sisters, Johnie I. Charles of Hager Hill and Margaret Collins of Portsmouth; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 28, at Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial was in Centenary Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, August 9, 1995

   
SKAGGS, Recie (Thompson)
1926-1995
Lowmansville resident Recie “Susie” Skaggs, 68, died Thursday, July 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Skaggs was born September 12, 1926, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late John Levi Henderson and Claudia Hammond Thompson. She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgel Skaggs; two sons, Gary Joe Skaggs of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Larry Gene Skaggs of Lowmansville; five daughters, Lela Skaggs and Mary Adams, both of Lowmansville, Joann Castle of Swanton, OH, Claudine DeLaGarza of Radcliff and Connie Music of Ulysses; two brothers, Clayton Thompson of New Philadelphia, OH and Henry Thompson of West Jefferson, OH; two sisters, Lucy Beaver of Ashkum, IL, and June Randalph of Paducah; and 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeal services were held Saturday, July 29, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, with Terry Conley and Johnny Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Young Cemetery at Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

   
SLONE, Bruce
1995
Bruce Slone, 89, died Sunday, July 9, at his Sitka residence. Mr. Slone was born in Johnson County, the son of the late Proctor and Laura Harris Slone. He was a farmer and member of Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Sparks Slone, on May 23, 1978. Surviving is one sister, Silvia Slone of Sitka. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John G. Pelphrey and Lonnie Terry officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995

    
STAMBAUGH, Harold
1925-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Harold Stambaugh, 70, who died Monday, July 24, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Stambaugh was born July 6, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of the late Bruce Stambaugh and Lizzie Wheeler. He was disabled from the Ohio Gas Company and an Army veteran of World War II. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Virgie Salyers. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Jean Dale Stambaugh; one son, Harold Matthew Stambaugh of Sitka; two daughters, Sharon Dailey and Shelia Slone, both of Sitka; two brothers, Howard and Hershel Stambaugh, both of Sitka; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Hobert Meade and Gail Music officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

   
TRIMBLE, Clifford Eldon
1926-1995
Elder Clifford Eldon Trimble, 68, of Ashland, died Thursday, July 27, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Trimble was born September 3, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of the late Conroy and Doshie Ann Blair Trimble. He worked at the hot strip mill at Armco and was a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Doris Price Trimble, two sons, Stanley Berry Trimble of Huntington, WV and Stewart Lee Trimble of Ashland; one daughter, Melanie Bingham of Okinawa, Japan; two brothers, Kermit Trimble of Barnetts Creek and Kenneth Trimble of Oil Springs; two sisters, Chloie Blanton of Oil Springs and Kathleen Colvin of Leander; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, at Oak Springs United Baptist Church at Ashland, with Rev. Powell Collins and Elders David Trimble and Charles Nolan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

   
VANHOOSE, Mary Jane (Newsome)
1911-1995
Mary Jane VanHoose, 83, of Morehead, formerly of Johnson County, passed away Saturday, July 8, at the Life Care Center in Morehead. She was born October 11, 1911, in Carter county, the daughter of the late John Henry and Eliza Jane Bentley Newsome. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angus VanHoose. Mrs. VanHoose was a homemaker, Babysitter and a former employee of Big Sandy Bowling Lanes. Survivors include one son, John Samuel VanHoose of Morehead; two brothers, Howard Newsome of Grayson and Ted Newsome of Carter county; two sisters, Opal Butcher of Meally and Jean Middleton of Portsmouth, OH; three half sisters, Polly Newsome of Grayson, Ethel Bradley of Carter County and Edna Jacobs of Irvine. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Dr. John Samuel VanHoose II and Jason Stephen VanHoose and two great grandchildren, Jason Stephen VanHoose, II and Alexandra Michelle VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 11 at the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel in Morehead with Rev. William Booth officiating. Graveside services were held at Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Elder Ivan Butcher officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Stephen VanHoose, Allen Tackett, Donald Newsome, David Butcher, Stephen Butcher, Shane Blair, John Beecher Butcher and John Newsome. Paintsville Herald, July 12, 1995

   
WARD, Wendell
1944-1995
Wendell Ward, 51, of Columbus, OH, died Monday, July 3, at his home. Mr. Ward was born April 17, 1944, in Pike County, the son of Noah M. Ward and Oma Mollett Ward. He worked in environmental services for a hospital. Surviving are one son, Timothy Ward of Chillicothe, OH; one brother, Frank Raymond Ward of Cincinnati; two sisters, Lara Mae Parks of Gainsville, GA, and Mary Cavins of Paintsville. Graveside services were held Friday, July 7, at Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with Jack Brown officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, July 12, 1995

  
WHEELER, Esta (Ferguson)
1908-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Esta Mullins Wheeler, 86, who died Wednesday, July 12, at her Red Bush residence. Mrs. Wheeler was born September 15, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Luke and Alice Bailey Ferguson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were two husbands, Ralph Mullins, in 1963; and W. H. Wheeler, in 1984. Surviving are one son, Gary Jesse Mullins of Red Bush; one stepson, Milburn Wheeler of Morehead; one stepdaughter, Mildred Barker of Blaine; and 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, several step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 14, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Harold Salyers and Johnny Estep officiating. Burial was in Rose-Mullins Cemetey at Keaton. Paintsville Herald, July 19, 1995


     
AUGUST-1995

BEVERLY, Dewey Beverly
1921-1995
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 3, for Dewey Beverly, 74, who died Thursday, August 31, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Beverly was born May 11, 1921, in Floyd County, the son of the late Kendall and Bessie Woods Beverly. He was a mechanic at Hamilton’s Auto Sales and veteran of World War II. Also preceding him in death was hi wife, Merle Powers Beverly. Surviving are four sons, Fred of Turkey Creek, Danny of Hager Hill, Glen of Nippa, and Jerry of East Point; one daughter, Freda Fairchild of Paintsville; two brothers, Paul of Warsaw, IN, and George of Walled Lake, MI; two sisters, Virlie Gill and Alice Marie Burns, both of Detroit, MI; and 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Melvin Blanton and Van West. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

   
BEVINS, Aubrey
1918-1995
Aubrey Bevins, 77, died Saturday, August 26, in an automobile accident in Lawrence County. Mr. Bevins was born May 24, 1918, at Georges Creek, the son of the late Willie and Martha Castle Bevins. He was a retired Lawrence County school bus driver and truck driver and a member of Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was his first wife, Alkie Lemaster Bevins. He was the husband of Clara Castle Bevins, who also died in the accident. Surviving are three daughters, Ireda Scarberrry of Pataskala, OH, Reneca Ann McKinster of Versailles and Carol Sue Green of Reynoldsburg, OH; one brother, Gomer Bevins of Charley; one sister Kathleen Castle of Charley and four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 30, at 11 a.m. at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church, with Brothers Frank Blevins, Ruford Blair and Carlos Preston officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

   
BEVINS, Clara (Castle)
1922-1995
Clara Castle Bevins, 72, died Saturday, Augst 26, in an automobile accident in Lawrence County. Mrs. Bevins was born September 19, 1922, at Chandlersville, the daughter of the late Henry and Melanie Castle Chandler. She was a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. She was the wife of Aubrey Bevins, who also died in the accident. Surviving are three sons, Charles (Bud), Roger and Donald Castle, all of Springfield, OH; five daughters, Sue VanHoose of Lowmansville, Brenda Matney of Ironton, OH and Lois McManamay, Sharon Belcher and Debbie Craven, all of Springfield; one brother, Norman Chandler of Florence; and 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 30, at 11 a.m. at Georges Creek United Baptist Church, with Brothers Frank Blevins, Ruford Blair and Carlos Preston officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 31, at 11 a.m. at Rosehill Burial Park at Springfield, with Rev. Homer Brooks officiating. Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa will be in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

   
CASTLE, Grover
1919-1995
Grover Castle, 76, of Ashville, OH, died August 9 at Americare in Circleville, OH. Mr. Castle was born February 1, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of the late Cleve and Virgie Sadler Castle. He was a member of the Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church and Lockbourne #232 F & AM and was retired from Columbus Showcase. Surviving are his wife, Ferba Hinkle Castle; one son, Grover Eugene Castle of Ashville; three daughters, Carol Bryant of Circleville, Delores Cline of Ashville, and Mary Kathryn Stevenson of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Ethel Scarberry of Salyersville and Ruby Scarberry of Nippa. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, at Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville, with Pastor Bert Miller officiating. Burial was in Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield, OH. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

    
CINNAMOND, Wilena (Rodgers)
1995
Funeral services for Wilena Rodgers Cinnamond, 77, of Frankfort, were held Thursday, August 24. Mrs. Cinnamond, who died Monday, August 21, was the daughter of the late Edwin Estill Rodgers and Carrie Scott Pulliam Rodgers. She was a native of Franklin County, a homemaker, president of Rebekah Assembly of Kentucky (1971-72), past president of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, member of the Kentucky Historical Society, Pollanna Sunday school class and First Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Alex Coleman Cinnamond. Surviving are two sons, Carroll Coleman Cinnamond of Pikeville, a former drug store operator in Paintsville and Edwin Thomas Cinnamond of Danville; five sisters,, Jean Schwing of Atlanta, GA, Marjorie Conway of Frankfort, Carolyn Rodgers and Phyllis Rodgers, both of Lexington and Louella Groh of St. Petersburg, FL; and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home of Frankfort was Dr. Mark Hopper. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Rebekah Lodge, Tata Scott, Billy Yount, Claude Blackburn, Lapsley Cardwell, Bill Owens, Russell Chadwell, Bill Owens, Russell Chadwell, Estill Jackson, Bobby Cinnamond, Walter Hammons and the Pollanna Sunday school class. Active pallbearers were Les Larson, Pete Sudduth, Claude Hungate, Norris Hulette, Cade Cinnamond, and Jason Cinnamond. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

   
COLLINS, Maggie (Wells)
1918-1995
Van Lear resident, Maggie Wells Collins, 76, died Tuesday, August 1, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was born September 21, 1918, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Moses Wells and Cora Honeycutt. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Brooksie Collins, on April 21, 1974; a son, Brooskie Collins, Jr., and a daughter Daisy Williams, on November 1, 1993.Surviving are two sons, David and Stanley Collins, both of Van Lear; three daughters, Madelyn Meade of Van Lear, Willa Dean Schaaf of Wabash, IN, and Peggy VanHoose of Flat Gap; one brother, Henry Wells of South Point, OH; two sisters, Eula Wells of Van Lear and Mable Adams of Henryville, IN; and 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek. Her grandsons served as pallbearers and sons-in-law as honorary pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, August 9, 1995

   
CONLEY, Eula (Daniels)
1925-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Eula Lee Conley, 69, who died August 29 at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Conley was born October 27, 1925, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Julia Lemaster Daniel. She wa a retired motel assistant manager from the Carriage House Motel and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Morris “Toad” Conley; one son, Mike Conley of Paintsville; two daughters, Lynne Pack of Morehead and Julia Lee Casatle of Paintsville; one sister, Eunice Spears of Paintsville and two granddaughters, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 31, at First Baptist Church, with Revs. Drew Martin and Tim Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Clifford Boyd, L. L. Arrowood, Danny Colvin, Dr. Joe Conley, Frelan Bradbury, Tom R. King, Jerry Swank, Branell Skaggs and Jackie Ross. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

  
CRAFT, Virginia (Fairchild)
1943-1995
Oil Springs resident Virginia Craft, 52, died Sunday, August 15, at her residence. Mrs. Craft was born June 1, 1943, in Johnson County, the daughter of Erie Blanton Fairchild and the late Eugene Fairchild. She was a sales clerk at Big Sandy Hardware Company. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Tim Craft; seven brothers, Gail, James, Eual, Denzel, Gary, Elwood and Harold Fairchild, all of Oil Springs, and five sisters, Donna Morgan of Anna, IL, Diane Blanton of Oil Springs, Jewell Salyer of Meally, Loretta Holden of Shepherdsville and Carol Shew of Chicago, IL. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 18, at 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott and Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Blanton Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
DEROSA, Ollie V. (Music)
1995
Former Johnson County resident, Ollie V. Music DeRosa, 78, died Saturday, August 5, in Colonia, NJ. Mrs. DeRosa was born in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Henry and Carrie Walker Music. She was a teacher in Van Lear for many years and a teletype operator during World War II for the F. B. I. in Washington, D.C. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Mildred Shields. Surviving are her husband, Edward DeRosa, Sr.; two sons, Pater T. DeRosa of Colonia and Edward F. DeRosa, Jr., of Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Ellen F. DeRosa of Colonia; and one brother, Warren Music of Carrollton, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 9 at 10 a.m. in Gosselin Funeral Home in Edison, NJ. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, August 9, 1995

   
GRASS, Laura (Fleming)
1929-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Laura Marie Fleming Grass, 65, who died Wednesday, August 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Grass was born December 25, 1929, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Johnny and Nancy Bentley Fleming. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Charles Jacob Grass, on May 12, 1986; one son, Charles Grass, Jr., and two grandchildren. Surviving are six sons, Cas and Jerry, both of Sitka, Mike of Morgan County, and Eric, Stanton and Stevie, all of Van Lear; two daughters, Sharon Collins and Sharla Spencer, both of Van Lear; two brothers, Rufus Fleming of Van Lear and Arthur Fleming of Letcher County; and 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Kenny Collins, Roger Hill and Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in Grass Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, August 9, 1995

    
HICKS, Central V.
1903-1995
Retired machinist, Central V. Hicks (C.V.) died Wednesday, August 16, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hicks was born July 13, 1903, in Delorian, WV, the son of the late Andrew Johnson Hicks and Sarah E. Brunk. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Ermal Alida Hockett Hicks on August 19, 1979. Surviving are four sons, Terry L. Hicks of Auxier, Andrew J. Hicks of Danville, VA, and Claude E. and Jerry D. Hicks, both of Panama City, FL; four daughters, Anna L. McKenzie of Thealka, Betty Dickerson of Wittensville, Sandra Vint of Auxier and Sue Jarrel of Madison, WV; one sister, Edna Thacker of Pikeville; and 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott and Clark Halstead officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, August 23, 1995

   
HITCHCOCK, Thomas Ethen Spears
1994-1995
Thomas Ethen Spears Hitchcock, 10 months, died Monday, August 28, at Pikeville Memorial Hospital. Thomas was born October 10, 1994, in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Jackie Spears Hitchcock of Johns Creek in Pike County, formerly of Van Lear. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Austin Blackburn and Tanner Spears, both of Johns Creek; and three sisters, Leala Shae, Whitley and Kinna Blackburn, all of Johns Creek. Funeral services were held Friday, September 1, at Mayflower Church, Johns Creek, with Tim McClanahan officiating. Burial was in Spears Family Cemetery at Johns Creek, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. . Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

    
HOLBROOK, Jean (Lewis)
1995
Former Johnson County resident, Jean L. Holbrook, 75, died Tuesday, August 22, at UK Medical center. Mrs. Holbrook was born in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Sylvan and Laura Reynolds Lewis. She was retired from Weaver’s Market in Yellow Springs, OH. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Kenneth Holbrook. Surviving are two brothers, Mack Lewis of Paintsville and Bill Lewis of Xenia, OH; and five sisters, Malta McKenzie, Gladys Burke and Hester Price, all of Paintsville and Josephine Rhinard and Mary Lou Stafford, both of Lexington. Funeral services were held Friday, August 25 at W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, with Dr. Paul Stauffer officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

   
JARRELL, Melvin Scott
1944-1995
Funeral services were held Monday, August 21, for Melvin Scott Jarrell, 51, who died Saturday, August 19, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jarrell was born July 23, 1944, in Johnson County, the son of William and Mary Jo Preston Jarrell Mulligan and the foster son of Roxie Burke. He was a Johnson County deputy coroner and attended the Paintsville Christian Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Connie Ward Jarrell; one son, Jeffrey Scott Jarrell of Florida; one brother, William Joe “Bill” Jarrell of Paintsville; one half brother, Joey Mulligan of Flat Rock, MI; one half sister, Patti Gardner of South Gate, MI; and two grandchildren. Officiating at services at First Christian Church were bob Bradley and Joe Elam. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

    
JONES, Carolyn Sue (Mayhew)
1941-1995
Former Johnson County resident Carolyn Sue Jones, 54, died Saturday, July 29, in Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Jones was born July 23, 1941, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John Burton Mayhew and Eva Little Preston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Charles Jones; two sons, Kevin Jones of Colorado Springs, CO, and Richard Jones of Green Belt, MD; one brother, Harry Mayhew of Morehead; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995

Carolyn Sue Jones, 54, of Camp Springs, MD, died July 29 at John Hopkins University Hospital at Baltimore, MD. The wife of Charles Donald Jones, she was the youngest child of John Burton Mayhew and Eva Lilly Preston Mayhew. Born and reared in Paintsville, she was a 1959 graduate of Paintsville High School, attended Morehead State University, where she met her husband, and was a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a major in journalism. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eva Jean Busby of Cincinnati, OH, and Betty Lou Helton of Louisville; a brother, John B. Mayhew, Jr., of Louisville and a cousin, Anna Lee Haines Trimble of Paintsville. She is survived by her husband and two children and their families: Kevin Layne Jones of Colorado Springs, CO and Richard Todd Jones of Camp Springs, MD. Kevin is married to Julie Kalinowsky Jones and they have a pre-school son, Kyle Evan Jones; Todd is married to Denise Bratcher Jones and they have a pre-school son, Matthew Douglas Jones. Also surviving are a brother, Harry Colvin Mayhew of Morehead and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held by Rev. Terry Reffett of the First Methodist Church at Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville on August 2. Burial was at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Thomas Hummer and William J. (Jeff) Ward of Paintsville, Jeffery P. Woytko of Camp Springs, MD, John B. Mayhew, III, and Eric V. Mayhew of Louisville; and Herman Preston of Salem, VA. Carolyn Sue Jones “will be remembered with love by her family and friends.” (Paid obituary) Paintsville Herald, August 23, 1995

  
LEMASTER, James MIchael
1954-1995
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, for James Michael Lemaster, 41, who died Friday, August 11, at his Flat Gap residence. Mr. Lemaster was born January 30, 1954, in Columbus, OH, the son of Bonnie Sue Young Lemaster and the late James “Jay” Lemaster. He was a disabled miner. Surviving are his mother, two sons, Shane Allen of Lowmansville and Michael Paul of Georgia; and three sisters,  Valentina Jackson of Oil Springs, Tammy Sue Meade of Flat Gap and Carol Ann King of Van Lear. Officiating at services at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church was Lindsey Meade. Burial was in Skaggs-Young Cemetery, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 23, 1995

   
MCKENZIE, Jessie (Tackett)
1930-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Jessie McKenzie, 65, died August 20 in Springfield, OH. Mrs. McKenzie was born July 23, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Sandford and Dora Bayes Tackett. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, William H. McKenzie on June 15, 1973. Surviving are one son, William McKenzie of Springfield; one brother, Harvey Tackett of West Van Lear; two sisters, Lorraine Conley of Hager Hill and Lillie Brown of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Woods officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald August 23, 1995

  
MCKENZIE, Monroe Jr.
1926-1995
Retired miner, Monroe McKenzie, Jr., 68, died Wednesday, August 9. Mr. McKenzie was born August 22, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of the late Monroe, Sr., and Nancy Caudill McKenzie. He was also survived in death by two sisters, Ollie Faye Castle and Jessie Mae Case. Surviving are his wife, Edith Sadler McKenzie; two sons, James C. and Marvin D. McKenzie, both of Stambaugh; two brothers, Bill and Roy J. McKenzie, both of Stambaugh; five sisters, Mary Lou Caldwell of Nippa, Lorraine Green of Lowmansville, Clustiene Blevins of Sitka, Kathlene Brown of Urbana, OH and Martha Alice Castle of Ripley, WV; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill, Jimmy McKenzie and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in McKenzie family cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

     
MUSIC, Matthew
1919-1995
Matthew Music, 76, died Thursday, August 24, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Music was born June 8, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of the late Beecher and Minerva Castle Music. He was a retired miner and veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in World War II> Surviving are his wife, Gracie Grim Music; two sons, Rex Music of Webbville and Darl D. Music of Nippa; four daughters, Nella Faye Scarberry and Debbie McKenzie, both of Nippa, Della Mae Spencer of Washington, OH, and Rose Jean Thacker of Wittensville; four brothers, Gilbert and Delbert, both of Nippa, Beecher Ray of Springfield, OH, and James Lincoln of Logan, WV; two sisters, Frieda Mae Poore of Springfield, OH, and Lillian Sadler of Mechanicsburg, OH; and 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Flutty and Don Bartley officiating. Burial was in Meadows Cemetery at Noppa. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

    
MYERS, Wanda (Sadler)
1939-1995
Wanda Lou Sadler Myers, 56, died Friday, August 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Myers was born July 19, 1939 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Johnny Sadler and Millie Castle. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Jerry Myers, on November 12, 1988. Surviving are two sons, Ray and Larry Sadler, both of Stambaugh; one daughter, Brenda Litton of Stambaugh; one brother, James Sadler of Thelma; five sisters, Edith McKenzie and Deloris June Gibson, both of Stambaugh, Lillian Parker and Lois Ann Sadler, both of Maysville, and Della Mae Kuhnn of Springfield, OH; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15, at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill, Charles Stapleton, and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Sadler Family Cemetery at Stambaugh, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

   
PARSONS, Jane (Porter)
1921-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jane Madeline Parsons, 74, of Inez, who died Monday, August 14, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Parsons, formerly of Sandy Hook, was born June 22, 1921, in Ashland, the daughter of the late John Melvin and Ella Fannin Porter. She was a store owner and social security worker. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ellis Taylor Parsons, in September 1986. Surviving are one stepson, Kendall Parsons of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one daughter, Debbie Parsons Castle of Paintsville; two step daughters, Pauline Borders of Plant City, FL and Marge Frazier of Wheelersburg, OH; one sister, Betty Bullock of Kenova, WV, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 17, at First Church of God in Paintsville, with  Matthew Boyles officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Church of God Building Fund. Paintsville Herald, August 23, 1995

   
RATLIFF, Hassell
1923-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 10, for Hassell Ratliff, 71, who died Monday, August 7, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Ratliff was born August 30, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of the late Dennie and Rhoda Blair Ratliff. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Crace Ratliff; three sons, Larry and Michael Ratliff, both of Staffordsville, and Gary Ratliff of Oil Springs; one brother, Guy Ratliff of Staffordsville; three sisters, Dessie Spradlin of Prestonsburg and Bessie Blair and Tressie Robinson, both of Staffordsville; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Officiating at services at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church were Donald Caudill and Harold Conley. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

   
ROBINSON, Dudley
1918-1995
Funeral services were held at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield, IN, on Saturday, August 5, for Dudley Robinson, 77, who died Wednesday, August 2, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born in Brazil, IN, the son of the late Thomas and Clennie Sohreferman Robinson. He retired in 1981 from Metro, Inc. of Indianapolis. Previously, he worked for Southern Life and Health Insurance Company in Fairhope, AL. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Prudence Picklesimer Robinson, formerly of Johnson County; three sons (from a previous marriage), Maurice and Edward of New Orleans, LA, and Wallace of Point Clear, AL; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Summitt Lawn Cemetery in Brazil. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
SAAR, Mary Mae (Pelphrey)
1935-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Mary Mae Pelphrey Saar, 60, of Toledo, OH , died Friday, August 4, at her residence. Mrs. Saar was born in Paintsville on April 29, 1935, the daughter of Arthur “Boots” and Nannie Pelphrey. Surviving are her husband, James Saar; three children, Debra Ash, Grover Ash and Teri Lyntutak; two step children, Jacquelyn Cash and Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Saar; one brother, Thomas Pelphrey of Oregon, OH; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 8, at H. & H BirkenKamp Funeral Home in Toledo, with Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

   
SELVAGE, Ora
1922-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Ora Selvage, 72, died Saturday, August 12, in Florida. Mr. Selvage was born August 30, 1922, in Paintsville. He was a coal miner in Kentucky and West Virginia, retireing in 1967, and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Louise Selvage; two sons, Danny of Paintsville and Lee of Trenton, NJ; tow daughters, Brenda Mayer and Janet Selvage, both of Venice, FL; one brother, Oddie of Paintsville; two sisters, Lorraine Doderer of River and Cloteen Selvage of Paitnsville; and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 17 at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood, FL. Lemon Bay Funeral Home of Venice was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 23, 1995

    
SLONE, Georgia (Pennington)
1930-1995
Oil Springs resident, Georgia A. Slone, 64, died Wednesday, August 9, at her residence. Mrs. Slone was born October 13, 1930 in Johnson County, the daughter of Esta Cantrell Pennington and the late George Pennington. She was a cook at Food Lyon and member of the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Donald Slone; one son, Ronald Slone of Oil Springs; four daughters, Sandra Kay Baldwin of Barnetts Creek, Patricia Carnita Estep of Louisa, Pamela Ray Collier of Jackson and Jeanetta Gay Blanton of West Liberty; two brothers, Jess and Gary Pennington, both of Flat Gap; two sisters, Oma Valentine of Troy, OH and Eula Mae Gunnerman of Piqua, OH; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Hill and Johnnie Estep officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

   
TAYLOR, Vera (Preston)
1913-1995
Paintsville resident Vera Taylor, 82, died August 29 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Taylor was born December 4, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George and Vada Mollette Preston. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Cecil Taylor, on December 27, 1986. Surviving are five sons, Harold, Glenn and Mike Taylor, all of Paintsville, Randell Taylor of Hager Hill and James Taylor of Ashland; two daughters, Herma Louise Taylor of Paintsville and Phyllis Sublett of Flat Gap; two brothers, Estill and Edward Preston, both of Ashland; one sister, Mary Ann Bishop of Ashland and seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 31, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery at Auxier. . Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

   
TERRY, Dorothy (Pelfrey)
1948-1995
Elementary teacher Dorothy P. Terry, 46, died August 29 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Terry was born December 20, 1948, in Bourbon County, the daughter of Anna Laura Davis Pelfrey and the late Joseph Pelfrey. She was a teacher at W. R. Castle Elementary and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Lonnie Terry; two sons, Brian Terry of Wittensville and Jonathan Terry of River; one daughter, Tenia Renee Terry of River; four brothers, Russell, Daniel, Joseph and Timothy Pelfrey, all of Soldier; and five sisters, Polly Johnson, Marie Braden, Barbara Brickles and Mary Pelfrey, all of Soldier, and April Skaggs of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 2, at Globe Funeral Home of Olive Hill, with Elders John G. Pelphrey, Lowell Ferguson and Junior Murray officiating. Burial was in Terry Cemetery at Haldeman, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995 Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

   
VANHOOSE, Ada (Salyer)
1902-1995
Ada VanHoose, 93, died August 29 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born July 19, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Link and Elizabeth Salyer Salyer. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, George VanHoose, on October 28, 1987. Surviivng are one daughter, Juanita VanHoose of Keaton, and one sister, Clara McKenzie of Rush. Funeral services were held Friday, September 1, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Lonza Reed and Sammy Reed officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Keaton. Pallbearers were her nephews. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

   
WELLS, Edward
1918-1995
Retired miner Edward Wells, 77, of Harold, died Monday, August 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born April 22, 1918, in Johnson County, the son of the late Noah and Louises Butcher Wells. He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and UMWA. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Newsome Wells; two sons, Darrell Wells of Oshkosh, WS, and Michael Wells of Cincinnati, OH; five stepsons, Namon Tackett of Craynor, Amon Tackett of Harold, Wendale Tackett of Lenoir, NC, Timmy Tackett of Teaberry and Terry Tackett of Lexington; one daughter Caroln Legoretta of Philadelphia, PA; three step daughters, Joyce Ann Daughterty of Craynor, Delores Hall of Craynor and Peggy Jo Miller of Jonesboro, TN; three sisters, Beatrice Fitch of Van Lear, Vernia Auxier of Findlay, OH and Bert Adkins of Johnson County; and eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and 16 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 24, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Auxier Family Cemetery at Hager Hill, with Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

    
WHITAKER, William Ralph
1934-1995
William Ralph Whitaker, 64, died Thursday, August 17, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Louisa. Mr. Whitaker was born March 26, 1934, in Johnson County, the son of Burns and Roma Wallen Whitaker Stepp. He was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. Surviving are his mother, one daughter, Kymbalee Cochran of River, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 20, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Orville Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, August 23, 1995

  
WRIGHT, Sarah (Fyffe)
1913-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Sarah (Angie) Wright. Mrs. Wright was born September 13, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late M. L. Skaggs and Francis Fyffe. She was a school teacher for the Johnson County Board of Education. Surviving are her husband, Luther Wright, two daughters, Alethea Ann Butler of Catlettsburg, and Lois Lee Stultz of Murfreesboro, TN and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13, at Flat Gap Baptist Church with Johnny Estep and Paul Preston officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1995

  
YOUNG, Louise (Rigsby)
1949-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Louise Young, 46, who died Monday, July 24, at her Columbus, OH residence. Mrs. Young was born June 26, 1949, in Johnson County, the daughter of Genoa Kelly Burgoney and the late William Curtis Rigsby. She was a member of the Southwest Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Roger Young; one son, Robert Michael Lewis of Southshore; one daughter, Roshella Jane Abrams of Portsmouth, OH; two sisters, Edna Carol Fraley of Demotte, IN and Eva Lee Gilliam of Martha; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 26, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Jordon and John Frank Meade officiating. Burial was in Lyons Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald, August 2, 1995


   
SEPTEMBER-1995
   
ADAMS, Irene  (Picklesimer)
1916-1995
Irene Picklesimer Adams, 78, died Thursday, September 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Adams was born October 20, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Maurice and Mae Watkins Picklesimer. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ben Adams on June 19, 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Kestner and Shirley Adams, both of Hager Hill, one stepdaughter, Joan Prater of Staffordsville; and two grandsons and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 24, at Paintsville Funreal Home Chapel with Revs. Herb Arms and Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in Picklesimer Family Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

   
CANTRELL, Tommy Ray
1938-1995
Captain of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource Tommy Ray Cantrell, 57, died Friday, September 8, at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Cantrell was born August 16, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of the late Clyde and Corna Lee Johnson Cantrell. He was a member of Highlands Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Frances Akers Cantrell; one son, Tommy Lee Cantrell of Cincinnati, OH; one daughter, Cyndie Ray Conley of Van Lear; one brother, James M. Cantrell of Hager Hill; one sister, Bonnie L. Lyons of Hager Hill; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 10, at Highlands Church of Christ, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

  
CASTLE, Jess
1916-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jess Castle, 78, who died September 9, at his Thelma residence. Mr. Castle was born December 16, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of Guy Castle. He was a retired miner. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Eula Price Castle on August 13, 1986. Surviving are one son; Jimmy Ray Castle of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Patsy Jean Elkins of Paintsville, Phyllis D. Franklin of Cincinnati, OH, and Diana Scarberry of Mason, OH; one brother, Ray Castle of Tutor Key; and two sisters, Cordia Castle and Oneida Scurlock, both of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
CAUDILL, Elza Jack
1944-1995
Sitka resident, Elza Jack Caudill, 50, died Sunday, September 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Caudill was born October 1, 1944, in Johnson County, the son of the late Elza Caudill and Lattie Fannin. Surviving are three brothers, Harvey Lee of River, Harry of Nippa and Sam of Blaine; and three sisters, Sarah Elizabeth James of Blaine, Gladys Mae Caudill of Sitka and Barbara Lou Shepard of Springfield, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 6, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill, Harold Stevens and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Caudill Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

   
CHANDLER, Overy Oakley
1921-1995
River resident, Overy Oakley Chandler, 74, died Tuesday, September 5, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Chandler was born January 30, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of the late Jayson and Virgie Daniel Chandler. He was a truck driver/salesman for Pratt Fruit Company. Surviving are his wife, Lola Faye Young Chandler; two sons, Robert Michael Chandler of Hager Hill and Stanley Kent Chandler of Bellefontaine, OH; two daughters, Debra Louise Lemaster of River and Helen Jean Meadows of Hamilton, OH; three brothers, Elbert “Bub” Chandler of Louisville, Carl Chandler of Paintsville and Russell Chandler of Hager Hill; one sister, Loretta Jewell Parker of Fairborne, OH and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 8, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jim McKenzie, LeFrance Rigsby and John Sparks officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
DAVIS, Dorcas Evelyn (Dixon)
1915-1995
Former Johnson County resident Dorcas Evelyn Dixon Davis, 80, died Saturday, September 7, in Durham, NC. Mrs. Davis was born April 14, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Tobias and Ella Fox Dixon. She was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James O. Davis; and one daughter, Dr. Marilyn DeEulis of Durham. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 10, at Dixon Cemetery, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
DUTTON, Grace (Ward)
1910-1995
Grace Dutton, 85, died Friday, September 15, at Bluegrass Regional Hospital, Frankfort. Mrs. Dutton was born August 30, 1910, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Greenville and Katheryn Wells Ward. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Langley Dutton. Surviving are three sons, David and Clarence Dutton, both of Williamsport, and Bob Dutton of Boons Camp; four daughters, Betty Hurt of Frankfort, Dimple Brewer of Beauty, Dottie Lou Fannin of Inez and Audrey James of Columbus, OH; and 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp, with Claude Mollett, Shadie Lee Walters and Glen Penix, officiating. Burial was in Dutton Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

   
FYFFE, Jayme Alan
1978-1995
Jayme Alan “Bird” Fyffe, 17, died Wednesday, September 20. Mr. Fyffe was born June 26, 1978, in Huntington, WV, the son of Mike and Joyce Guess Fyffe. He was a student at Paintsville High School. Surviving are his parents; one brother, Joshua Fyffe of Paintsville; one sister, Jennifer Fyffe of Paintsville; maternal grandmother, Anna Jean Guess of Hager Hill and paternal grandparents, Paul and Emily Fyffe of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 24, at Paintsville High School gymnasium, with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

   
GREGORY, Ronald Douglas
1940-1995
Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Ronald Douglas Gregory, 54, of Paintsville, who died Sunday, September 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gregory was born November 20, 1940, in Martin, the son of Wanda Lee Rudder Gregory and the late William “Harry” Gregory. He was a Church of God minister for twenty years, member of the Church of God at Kimper and former member of the Assemblies of God Church. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Bentley Gregory; two sons, Ronald Dwayne Gregory of Martin and Robert Dale Gregory of Paintsville; two brothers, William Arthur “Bill” Gregory of Lexington and David Calvin Gregory of St. Mary’s, OH; one sister, Linda Mae Gregory of Martin; and one grandchild; Jeremy Dale Gregory. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 20, at 1 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in J. H. dingus Cemetery at Martin. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

   
HALL, Rex
1966-1995
East Point resident Rex Gordon Hall, 29, died Wednesday, September 13. Mr. Hall was born May 9, 1966, in Johnson County, the son of Peggy Hall Mollette and the late Melvin J. Hall. He was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Regina Ward Hall; his mother; two sons, Justin and Joshua Hall, both of East Point; five brothers, Jerry Hall of Lawrence County, David King and Benny Hall, both of Auxier, Melvin J. Hall, Jr. of Jennys Creek and Phillip Hall of Lagro, IN; and five sisters, Linda Hall and Brenda Goble, both of Auxier, Wanda Sagraves of Prestonsburg, Patricia ??? of Lagro and Debra Burchett of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Friday, September 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Cozort officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

  
HAMMOND, Meriam (Blair)
1927-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Meriam Hammond, 68, who died September 19 at Samaritan Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Hammond was born April 7, 1927, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Alfred Harlan and Rosa Lee Caudill Blair. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Henry Thomas Hammond, two sons, Harlan Thomas and Harold Thomas Hammond, both of Hager Hill; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Baldwin of Leander; one brother, Eual Blair of Hager Hill and one sister, Josephine Hitchcock of Hager Hill and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 12, at Beechwall United Baptist Church, with Elders Doug Ward, Rutherford Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

   
HOWARD, Lorna (Brown)
1903-1995
Lorna Doone Howard, 92, died Thursday, September 7, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington. Mrs. Howard was born May 17, 1903, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Richard Smith and Cora Bailey Brown. She was assistant director of C.A.P. and a member of First Christian Church and D.A.R. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Nelson Howard, on May 25, 1970. Surviving are two sons, Carlisle and Daniel B. Howard, both of Lexington; one daughter, Myra Lee Moore of Knoxville, TN; and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 9, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial was in Howard Family Cemetery at Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
KINSLOW, Ray
1917-1995
Ray Kinslow, 78, died September 8, in Perrysville, OH. Mr. Kinslow was born June 5, 1917, in Glasgow, the son of the late Richard and Minnie Carver Kinslow. He was a driller for Jack Kinchloe of Paintsville and veteran of World War II. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Ann Davis of Oil Springs; and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 11 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Joe Carroll officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
LAMBERT, Elizabeth (Blanton)
1905-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Elizabeth Blanton Lambert, of Lansing, MI, died September 30. Mrs. Lambert was born March 11, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Albert and Lou Gullett Blanton. She was a former school teacher in Johnson County and member of Mamre Baptist Church in Lawrence Co., OH. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Charles Leslie Lambert on October 29, 1983. surviving are three sons, James Merrill of Spanish Fort, AL, Charles Lionel of Kitts Hill, OH, and Robert of Albion, MI; one daughter, Mary Lou Hunt of Lansing; two sisters, Mary Bishop of Ironton, OH and Ruby Stelzer of Mimbres, NM; and 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, October 5, at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with Rev. Frank Malone officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Garden at South Point, OH. Paintsville Herald, October 4, 1995

   
LYONS, Michael Robert
1947-1995
Photographer Michael Robert Lyons, 48, died Friday, September 8, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lyons was born March 27, 1947, in Johnson County, the son of the late Anthony and Ruby Williams Lyons. He was self-employed, a veteran, having served in Vietnam, and member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Connie Spradlin Lyons; one son, Anthony Bryan Lyons of Denver; and one daughter, Amy Beth Meek of Meally. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Merle Little officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

   
MCFADDIN, Flossie (Tackett)
1902-1995
Flossie Tackett McFaddin died Sunday, September 17, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. McFaddin was born March 18, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Sam Tackett and Delilah Osborne. Surviving are her husband, Homer McFaddin; three sons, Paul, Marvin, and Kenneth McFaddin, all of Paintsville; one sister, June Conley of Nippa; and four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blair and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

   
MCKENZIE, Earl Eugene
1947-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Earl Eugene McKenzie, 48, who died Wednesday, September 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. McKenzie was born July 5, 1947, in Floyd County, the son of the late Bill McKenzie and Mae McCarty. He was a mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Alma Ratliff McKenzie; four sons, Earl Lynn McKenzie and Bennie McKenzie, both of Magoffin County, Timmy McKenzie of Salyersville and Matthew McKenzie of Leander; three daughters, Kathy and Tena McKenzie, both of Magoffin County, and Lora Lee Tackett of Van Lear; six brothers, Austin McKenzie of Winchester, Paul Roosevelt and Clifford McKenzie, both of Willard, OH, Lonzie McKenzie of Carey, OH, Henry McKenzie of Indiana and Edmond McKenzie of Cynthiana; four sisters, Pearlie Faye Williams of Tutor Key, Shirley Cole and Kathleen Brown, both of Salyersville and Francis Pope of Carey. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, at Liberty Baptist Church, Denver, with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

   
MCKENZIE, Helen (Thomas)
1915-1995
Helen Thomas McKenzie, 79, died Saturday, September 9, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. McKenzie was born December 12, 1915, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Robert Ernest and Cora Lou Music Thomas. She was a retired school teacher from Williamson, WV and member of the First Methodist Church of Williamson and Williamson Women’s Club. Surviving are her husband, Leslie McKenzie; two sisters, Carol R. Thomas of Paintsville and Mildred Damron of Wichita, KS. Funeral services were held Monday, September 11, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, with William Denny McKenzie and Cass Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

  
MILEM, Mollie (Howes)
1909-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Mollie B. Milem, 86, of Ashland, died Monday, September 11, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Milem was born June 30, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Turner and Rebecca Hale Howes. She was a member of First Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Paul A. Milem; one brother, Henry Howes of Nashville, TN; and one sister, Iva Sparks of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 21, at Steen Funeral Home of Ashland, with Revs. Dennis McQuown and Harley Johnson officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

  
MILEM, Paul
1995
Paul A. Milem, 91, of Ashland, died Monday, September 18, in Ashland. Mr. Milem was preceded in death one week earlier by his wife, Mollie Howes Milem. Funeral services were held at Steen Funeral Home. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

  
MOONEY, James S.
1995
Former Paintsville resident James S. (Bud) Mooney, 64, of Charleston, WV, died Thursday, September 14. Mr. Mooney was a retired president of Elm Coal Corporation of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Betty Mooney; one son, James, Jr., of Cross Lanes, WV, one daughter, Peggy Kretzer of Lexington; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home of Marmet, WV, with Rev. Clyde Flowers officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

   
MURRAY, Ocie
1917-1995
Retired miner, Ocie Murray, 78, died Tuesday, September 19, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. Murray was born January 16, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of the late J. P. and Myrtia Murray. Surviving are his wife, Alka June Little Murray; four sons, James U. and Thomas H. Murray, both of Columbus, OH, Ocie Murray, Jr. of Honaker, VA, and Allen Dean Murray of Nashville, TN; two stepsons, Asa Robert Adkins of Jenkins and Palmer Ray Adkins of Morehead; one daughter, Barbara Boyd of Honaker; one sister, Alice Fairchild of Nippa; two step brothers, Clyde and Curt Thompson, both of Springfield, OH; and two half sisters, Irene Castle Dickerson of River and Margie Rowland of Bluefield, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Murray Family Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

  
POWERS, Allie (Rice)
1906-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 23, for Allie Rice Powers, 89. Mrs. Powers was born July 14, 1906, in Johnson County, the daughter of Fred and Georgene Pendleton Rice. She was a member of Mash Fork United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Jim Powers, on May 22, 1956; and a son, Melvin Powers. Surviving are one brother, Arnold rice of Salyersville; one half brother, Roosevelt Preston of Oil Springs; and two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Dick VanHoose and Samuel Allen. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 27,1995

  
ROBINSON, Evelyn (Daniels)
1923-1995
Evelyn “Bo” Daniels Robinson, 72, died Friday, September 1. Mrs. Robinson was born August 10, 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Scott Daniels and Leona VanHoose. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Clarence Robinson, on January 12, 1967. Surviving are one son, Clarence Robinson of Tutor Key; one daughter, Peggy Conley of Oil Springs; one brother, James Daniels of Tampa, FL; one sister, “Mickey” Howard of Lowmansville, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995

   
THOMAS, Cora (Music)
1896-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, September 8, for Cora Lou Music Thomas, 98, who died Wednesday, September 6, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Thomas was born September 17, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Henry Jefferson and Emma Zella Howard Music. She was former owner of Peggy Lou Shoppe, member of Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Paintsville Chapter No. 320, Paintsville Garden Club, Garden Club of Kentucky and Mayo Methodist Women. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Robert Ernest Thomas, on August 21, 1940; one son, Ernest Archer Thomas, and one grandson, Ernest Scott Thomas. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Roberta Thomas of Paintsville and Mildred Thomas Damron of Wichita, KS; and two grandchildren; five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A third daughter, Helen McKenzie, died on Saturday, September 9. Officiating at services at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church was Errol Archerson and Eddie Young. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
VANHOOSE, Mae (Osborne)
1907-1995
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 20, for Mae Salyer VanHoose, 88, who died Saturday, September 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born February 12, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Samantha Osborne. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Roby VanHoose. Surviving are one son, James of Sitka, two brothers, Bert Salyer of Ashland and George Salyer of Ironton, OH; two sisters, Ora Brown and June Ferguson, both of Ashland; and 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Officiating at 1 p.m. services at Sitka Freewill Baptist church will be Jimmy McKenzie and Darren Rice. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 20, 1995

   
VANHOOSE, Wendell Kevin
1959-1995
Hospital administrator Wendell Kevin Vanhoose, 36, died Monday, September 18, in Palm Beach County, FL. Mr. Vanhoose was born April 24, 1959, in Johnson County, the son of Avonell Stambaugh Vanhoose and the late Clyde Vanhoose. A resident of Marathon, FL, he was employed with Health Management Association. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Paula Renae Meek Vanhoose; one son, Elliott Vanhoose; one daughter, Miranda Vanhoose; and two sisters, Debbie Vanhoose Daniels of Tutor Key and Lee Vanhoose of Lexington. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 23, at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Scott and Hubert “Chuck” Slone officiating. Burial was in Fred C. Vanhoose Cemetery at Tutor Key, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, September 27, 1995

   
WARD, Larry G.
1943-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Larry G. “Barber” Ward, 52, who died Saturday, September 2, at McDowell Hospital. Mr. Ward was born August 20, 1943, in Johnson County, the son of Sarah Jane Preston Ward and the late Carl Ward. He was a barber, member of the United Baptist Church, has served two terms as county court clerk in Johnson County. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Linda Slone Ward; one son, L. G. Ward, of Lexington; two brothers, Gary dean Ward of West Carrollton, OH and Gordon Ward of River; and two sisters, Linda Lewis of Coto-de-caza, CA and Jeanette Lash of Virginia Beach, VA. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 5, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sparks, Charles Stapleton and Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Rvier Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
WILLIAMS, Lillian (Sagraves)
1908-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lillian Williams, 87, who died Sunday, September 10, at Dover Manor Nursing Home, Georgetown. Mrs. Williams was born January 3, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Ben Wheeler and Cynthia Sagraves. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Paintsville. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ottie F. Williams, on March 1, 1966; and a daughter, Mary Carolyn Williams. Surviving are one son; Jack Gary Williams of Georgetown; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Drew Martin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 13, 1995

   
WILLIAMS, Stella
1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Stella Williams. Mrs. Williams was born in Johnson County, the daughter of the late James Hampton and Loutisha Bush. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Robert (Bob) Williams on May 31, 1982. Surviving are one son, Bill Williams of Owensboro; one daughter, Opal Melvin of Paintsville; one half sister, Katherine Crider of Staffordsville; and five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 4 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Reffett and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, September 6, 1995



      
OCTOBER-1995

ARROWOOD, Estill
1915-1995
Estill (Jack) Arrowood, 80, of Nashville, TN, died Thursday, October 26, at Baptist Hospital, Nashville. Mr. Arrowood was born February 26, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of the late Willie K. and Rose Preston Arrowood. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Mason, decorated staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during World War II, member and deacon of Dickerson Road Baptist Church in Nashville and a retired administrative employee of Nashville Gas Company. Surviving are his wife, Belle Leeman Arrowood; one son, John Preston Arrowood; one brother, William (Bill) Arrowood fo Drift and one sister, Nola Arrowood Jennings of Drift. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28, at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Johnson officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Goodlettsville, TN. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
BAYES, Laura (Kidd)
1912-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Laura Kidd Bayes, 83, who died Tuesday, October 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bayes was born January 30, 1912, the daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth Jessie Kidd. Also preceding her in death was her husband, William Bayes, in 1948. Surviving are one daughter, Rose Marie Ray of Paintsville; and two grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
BELVINS, Bessie
1934-1995
Paintsville resident Bessie Mable Ward Blevins, 61, died Friday, October 27, at her residence. Mrs. Blevins was born January 5, 1934, in Johnson County the daughter of the late Ballard Ward and Mary Jane. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Lazarus Blevins, in 1978. Surviving are seven sons, Larry of Oil Springs, Chester of Sitka, Eugene of Staffordsville, Rodney of Thelma, Benny of Paintsville, Jerry of Inez and Dane of Columbus, OH; and five daughters, Darlena Hitchcock of River, Rosa VanHoose of Stambaugh, Barbara Fairchild and Shirley Sexton, both of Paintsville and Rusha Fairchild of Staffordsville; and two sisters, Hester Mullins and Joann Haney, both of Huntington, IN; and 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 29, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Mike Blanton officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
BLAIR, Carolyn (Hill)
1946-1995
Carolyn E. Blair, 49, died Thursday, October 19, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blair was born May 18, 1946, in Morgan County, the daughter of Dennie V. Hill and the late Gertrude Fyffe Hill. She was a member of Concord Independent Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ronald Blair, on March 4, 1992. Surviving are twos sons, Gary Hill of Hager Hill and Terry Blair of Staffordsville; two daughters, Rhonda Adams of Flat Gap and Dana Blair of Staffordsville; two brothers, Daniel and Joe Hill, both of Ashland; two sisters, Debbie and Ellen Hill, both of Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 22, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Fyffe, Wilbur Hamilton and Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald. October 25, 1995

   
BLAIR, Richard
1925-1995
Former Johnson County resident Richard Blair, 70, died Monday, October 16, at Life Care Center in Morehead. Mr. Blair was born May 9, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of the late Reece and Susie Webb Blair. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Coast Guard. Surviving are one son, Timothy Blair of Cutler, OH; four daughters, Rickie Hunter, of Clearfield, Princess Bustamante of Austin, TX, RoseAnn Blair of Columbus, OH and Tina Slone of Lexington; two brothers, Dexter Blair of Flat Gap, and Glen Blair of Springfield, OH; four sisters, Garnet Stanton of Lexington, Anna Skerven of Winchester, Pansy Blair of Las Vegas, NV, and Neva Fandt of New York; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 18, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel, with Rev. David Starcher officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
BLAIR, Robert Eugene
1937-1995
Funeral services were held Friday, May 12 for Robert Eugene Blair, 57, who died Wednesday, May 10 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born December 21, 1937, the son of the late Claude David and Edith Louise Hensley Blair. He worked in food service and was a veteran of Vietnam. Surviving are one brother, Fred Blair of East Point. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Dick VanHoose. Burial was in the family cemetery at Mayking. Paintsville Herald, May 17, 1995

   
BOYD, Larry
1943-1995
Larry Boyd, 51, died Wednesday, October 11, at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mr. Boyd was born October 16, 1943, in Johnson County, the son of Dorothy Walters Boyd and the late Clyde Boyd. He was the U.A.W. Local #549 clerk for 32 years. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Marsha Boyd. Surviving are five brothers, David of Williamsport, Timothy of Tomahawk, James of Mansfield, OH, Earl of Lexington, OH, and Terry of Shelby, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at Buffalo United Baptist Church, Williamsport, with Claude Mollett and Shadie Lee Walters officiating. Burial was in Boyd Family Cemetery at Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

    
BRAZIER, Dorothy (Mills)
1916-1995
Retired receptionist, Dorothy “Dot” Mills Brazier, 79, died Monday, October 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Brazier was born June 15, 1916, in Martin County, the daughter of the late Henry Jr. and Exier Ward Mills. She was a member of the Inez Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Cecil Mills. Surviving are her husband, Robert Eugene Brazier; two daughters, Joann Lyons of Hager Hill and Joyce Hall of Adams; one brother, Eugene Mills of Gallion, OH; one sister, Edna Young of Akron, OH and eight grandchildren , 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m. at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Revs. Clyde Waller and Don Young officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 4, 1995

   
BREWER, Fred Ray
1944-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Fred Ray Brewer, 51, who died Wednesday, August 23, in Crum, WV. Mr. Brewer was born July 25, 1944, in South Williamson, the son of Carl Brewer and the late Ruby Perry Brewer. He was disabled. Surviving are his dad; his wife, Hazel Jude Brewer of Kermit, WV; one son, Freddie Ray Brewer of Kermit; three brothers, Marion of Beckley, WV and Carl L. and Dwayne, both of Kermit; and six sisters, Geraldine Rose and Mildred Dillon, both of Columbus, OH, Lorraine Marcum and Marlene Smith, both of Kermit, and Wanda Dillon and Deborah Ball, both of Crum. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26 at Old Jenny’s Creek United Baptist Church with Jess Allen and Russell Messer officiating. Burial was in Brewer Family Cemetery at Marrowbone, WV. Paintsville Herald, August 30, 1995

   
BRICKLEY, Paul
1995
Graveside services were held Sunday, December 3, for Paul Brickley, 69, who died Thursday, November 30, at his Richmond residence. Mr. Brickley was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Betty Young Brickley, on February 12, 1983. Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Brickley Arnold of Livingston; one brother, Jerry Brickley of Paintsville; one sister, Betty Ward of Van Lear and two grandchildren. Burial was in Davis Family Cemetery at Davis Branch, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, December 6, 1995

   
BRIDGETT, Joseph (Daniel)
1933-1995
Wittensville resident Joseph Daniel Bridgett, 62, died Monday, October 9, at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Bridgett was born June 6, 1933, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late William P. and Clarisa Cawood Bridgett. He was a maintenance supervisor and veteran of the Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Irene Boggs Bridgett, four step sons, Gary Lee Boggs, Sr., and Billy Boggs, both of White Plains, MD, Sgt. Bobby Boggs of Fort Bliss, TX, and Darvin R. Boggs of Charleston, SC; one sister, Mae L. Bennett of Arlington, VA; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 12, at Ballot Pentecostal Church, Oil Springs, with Terry Lykins and Denvil Mollett officiating. Burial was in Bowens Cemetery at Martin County, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
CANTRELL, Laura (Trimble
1914-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Laura Cantrell, 81, who died Tuesday, October 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Cantrell was born September 17, 1914, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Shell and Cora Webb Trimble. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ervin Cantrell, on June 21, 1967. Surviving are one daughter, Ethel Burke of Hager Hill; one sister, Miranda Overly of West Carrollton, OH; one stepson, Donald E. Cantrell of Defiance, OH; and eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jerry McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
CASTLE, Cynthia (Auxier)
1913-1995
Cynthia Auxier Castle, 82, died Tuesday, October 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was born October 10, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Down and Frankie Davis Auxier. She was a retired owner of Castle’s Jewelry. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Clarence Castle, on January 27, 1973. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Pugh of Paintsville; one brother, Loren Auxier of Hanover, IN; and three grandchildren, Douglas and David Pugh, both of Paintsville and Darrell Pugh of Pikeville; and tawo great grandchildren, Daniel Pugh of Paintsville and Wesley Pugh of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Friday, October 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Strange officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
CAUDILL, Ed
1929-1995
Retired carpenter, Ed Caudill, Jr. 66, died Monday, October 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Caudill was born April 24, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of the late Ed and Cleo Merritt Caudill. He was a member of Highland Church of Christ and veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Sluss Caudill; three brothers, Lawrence Caudill of Sciotoville, OH, Earl Caudill of Oil Springs and Jack Caudill of Staffordsville; and three sisters, Minnie Burke of Oil Springs, Eunice “Junebug” Melvin of Lexington, and Pearl Jackson of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19, at Highland Church of Christ, with Jerry Scott and Wayne Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
COLVIN, Eugene Ray
1924-1995
Eugene Ray Colvin, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, September 30, at his residence. Mr. Colvin was born January 10, 1924, in Johnson County, the son of the late Roy and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mollett Colvin. He was a foreman for South Central Bell, member of Louisa Methodist Church and World War II U. S. Navy veteran. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Emily Yvonne Trimble, in 1975. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Young Colvin, a daughter, Kimberly Colvin Thomas of Paintsville; two sons, David Colvin and E. R. Colvin, II, both of Pikeville; two sisters, Frances Short of Fairborn, OH, and Lois Rigsby of Wooster, OH; two brothers, Fred T. Colvin of Decatur, IL and Roy M. Colvin of Titusville, FL; and three grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, October 2, at Louisa United Methodist Church, by Rev. Richard Held. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald, October 4, 1995

   
CONLEY, Malta (Hannah)
1902-1995
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 25, for Malta Beatrice Hannah Conley, 93. Mrs. Conley was born January 18, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Enoch Hannah and Miranda Arms. She was a member of the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Paris Conley, on February 22, 1977; three sons, Carl, Burnice and Bayless Conley and two daughters, Bethel and Beatrice Conley. Surviving are one son, William D. Conley of Carey, OH; four daughters, Marilyn Taylor of Swamp Branch, Myrtle Patrick of Salyersville, Florence Caudill of Luckey, OH and Edna Perkins of Carey; one brother, Raymond Hannah of Swamp Branch; three sisters, Missouri Rice of Springfield, OH and Josephine brown and Ida Salyers, both of Swam Branch and 44 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Officiating at 1 p.m. services at Riceville Freewill Baptist Church will be Harold Conley and James Kelly Caudill. Burial will be in Price Family cemetery at Oil Springs, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
CRUM, Daniel Allen
1995
Infant son of Steven and Dawn Shaw Crum of Williamsport, died October 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Daniel and David were born October 25. Surviving are their parents, and two brothers, Christopher Scott and Austin Wade Reed. Private services were held Friday, October 27, with Rev. John Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Crum Cemetery at Williamsport, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

    
CRUM, David Ray
1995
Infant son of Steven and Dawn Shaw Crum of Williamsport, died October 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Daniel and David were born October 25. Surviving are their parents, and two brothers, Christopher Scott and Austin Wade Reed. Private services were held Friday, October 27, with Rev. John Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Crum Cemetery at Williamsport, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
DAVIS, Elmon B.
1916-1995
Retired banker, Elmon B. Davis, 78, died Wednesday, October 4, at his Flat Gap residence. Mr. Davis was born December 17, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of the late Crate F. and Gillie Fairchild Davis. He was retired from Citizens National Bank, a veteran of Foreign Ward, Flat Gap Masonic Lodge #616, El Hasa of Ashland, Johnson County Apple Board member, Foothills rural Telephone board member, past county treasurer, library board member, historical society member and former Johnson County school teacher. Surviving are his wife, Flora Davis; three daughters, Linda Miller of Pittsburgh, PA, and Sandra Chenault and Jeanie Ferguson, both of Flat Gap; one brother, Burgess Davis of Dayton, OH; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Paul Preston, James Davis, Keith Gillum, Russell Lemaster, Jamie Burkett and David Stapleton. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
FIELDS, Bertha (Collins)
1908-1995
Bertha Collins Fields, 87, died Monday, October 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fields was born August 19, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late James and Mary Elizabeth Collins. Also preceding her in death was her husband, John Fields; and a daughter, Juanita Carr. Surviving are two sons, Orville Fields of Van Lear and Donald Fields of Pinson Fork; one daughter, Doris Conley Green of Jeffersonville, IN; one sister, Francis Sellers of Meally; and nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Manford Fannin and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Fields Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
FRANKLIN, Stanley
1939-1995
Former Johnson County resident Stanley Franklin, 56, died Monday, October 16, 1995, in Loveland, OH. Mr. Franklin was born January 20, 1939 in Johnson County, the son of James Franklin and the late Ola Salyers Franklin. He was a salesman for Caterpillar Manufacturing.  Surviving are his father; his wife, Beatrice Short Franklin; three sons, Barry of Unionville, TN, Garry of Fayetteville, NC and Matthew of Loveland; one daughter, Sherri Franklin of Loveland; one brother, Lee Morris Franklin of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, Oct 19, at Short Cemetery at Meally, with Richard Williams officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
GORMAN, Polly (Preston)
1995
Polly Gorman, 81, died Saturday, October 14, at her Frankfort residence. Mrs. Gorman was the daughter of the late Forrest and Alice Leslie Preston. She served as appointment secretary to Governors Bert T. Combs and Edward T. Breathitt and later became an administrative assistant to a university president. During Dr. Robert R. Martin’s tenure as state superintendent of public education, she was his secretary. She attended Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. She taught in Johnson County before moving to Frankfort. Also, she operated a nursery school and day care center in Frankfort.  Also preceding her in death was her husband, Robert L. Gorman, Sr., and one son, Robert L. Gorman, Jr.. Surviving are three sons, Attorney General Chris Gorman, Lance Gorman of Frankfort and Joseph J. Gorman of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Ralph B. Preston of Paintsville and Joseph Preston of Seaman, OH; one sister, Marguerite P. Jones of Frankfort, and 10 grandsons and four great granddaughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 18, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
JACKSON, Ruie (Blair)
1925-1995
Ruie Jackson, 70, died Saturday, October 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Jackson was born April 28, 1925, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late William and Doshia Ratliff Blair. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Carl Jackson, on May 23, 1980.surviving are two sons, William Neal Jackson of Oil Springs and Gary Jackson of Staffordsville; two sisters, Alma Spradlin of Denver and Flossie Blair of Staffordsville; one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, October 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
JOHNSON, Ronald Wayne
1946-1995
Paintsville resident, Ronald Wayne Johnson, 48, died Sunday, October 15, at his residence. Mr. Johnson was born December 12, 1946, in Winchester, the son of Bennie F. and Mary E. Brandenburg Johnson. He was employed by Wells and Company as a C.P.A., was a Johnson County deputy sheriff and Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his parents, his wife, Mildred Williamson Johnson; one son, Douglas Wayne Johnson of Meally; one daughter, Rhoda K. Williamson of Paintsville; one daughter-in-law, Melissa Johnson; one son-in-law, Robert Williamson; one granddaughter, Bernadette Marie Johnson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Boyles and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
LANEY, Wade
1949-1995
Paintsville resident, Wade “Leck” Laney, 45, died October 4 at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Laney was born October 19, 1949, in Johnson County, the son of the late Wade Laney and Goldie Cavins. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Mullett Laney; one son, Wade Laney, Jr., of Paintsville, five daughters, Jamie, Leslie and Jennifer Laney, Lori Tackett, all of Paintsville and Carrie Hogan of Detroit, MI; two brothers, Charlie of Wabash, IN and Hubert of Alabama; and six sisters, Ruby York of Thelma, Bessie Rickman, of Yale, MI, Evelyn Burke and Nancy Hairston, both of Detroit, MI, Louise Lizzie Hurt of Attica, MI and Frankie Hurt of Avoca, MI. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle and Marvin Rickman officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
LEWIS, Julian
1917-1995
Master machinist Julian B. Lewis, 78, died Monday, October 23, at his Woodlawn, MD, residence. Mr. Lewis was born February 3, 1917, in Virginia, the son of the late Preston and Mary Alice Lewis. He worked for Industrial Machinery. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Wilma Stambaugh Lewis, on January 16, 1981. Surviving are one son, Larry Lewis of Woodlawn; and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Family Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
LYON, William Hamilton
1917-1995
Retired school teacher William Hamilton Lyon, 78, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, October 10. Mr. Lyon was born August 12, 1917, in Magoffin County, the son of the late Henry and Hortense Howard Lyon. He was a veteran and member of the First Baptist Church at Salyersville. Surviving are one son, James William Lyon of Paintsville; three daughters, Anne Lyon of Paintsville, Nancy Hale of West Palm Beach, FL, and Amanda May of Union; one sister, Phoebe Anne Caudill of Lexington; and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 12, at Dunn-Kelly/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home of Salyersville, with Brother Drew Martin officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
MCKENZIE, Harold Douglas
1925-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Harold Douglas McKenzie, 70, who died Monday, Oct 16, 1995. Mr. McKenzie was born March 1, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of the late Dan and Rosa Castle McKenzie. He was a construction worker and member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louie Marie Wheeler McKenzie; one son, Garry McKenzie of Paintsville; two daughters, Bessie Rose McKenzie of Winchester and Debra Lynn Blanton of Waverly, OH and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct 18, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
MEEK, Minerva (Picklesimer)
1916-1995
Minerva Picklesimer Meek, 78, died Friday, October 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Meek was born December 7, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Galen and Laura Crider Picklesimer. Surviving are her husband, Cecil Meek; and a sister, Thelma Combs of Flatwoods. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott and Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

  
MILLER, Clarence
1961-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Clarence Dwight Miller, 34, who died Saturday, October 21. Mr. Miller was born February 1, 1961, in Columbus, OH, the son of Buretta Blanton Miller of Paintsville and Charles Donald Miller of Florida. He was disabled and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are his mother; one brother, Michael Walldren of Hudson, FL; and three sisters, Debbie Santella and Carol Walldren, both of Hudson and Nina Preskitt of Texas. Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Phillip Puckett and Willie Fairchild officiating. Burial was in Blanton cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

  
PARKER, JoAnn (Frazier)
1938-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, October12, for JoAnn Parker, 57, who died Monday, October 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Parker was born August 6, 1938, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Harry and Vannie Rowland Frazier. She worked in the nursing department at Carl Perkins Rehabilitation Center and was a member of Peaceful Valley Independent Baptist Church, Flat Gap. Surviving are one son, Harry Frazier of Flat Gap; one daughter Lisa Ealey of Hager Hill; and athree granchildren. Officiating at services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel were Elders Eual McKenzie, John Howard and Eulas Adams. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
PARKER, Mary (Sadler)
1929-1995
Former Johnson County resident Mary Lillian Parker, 56, died Tuesday, October 3, in Vencor Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Parker was born March 12, 1929, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Johnny and Mille Castle Sadler. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Johnson County. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Parker; one brother, James Sadler of Nippal and four sisters, Edith McKenzie, Delores June Gibson, and Lois Ann Sadler, all of Nippa, and Della Mae Kuhn of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 5, at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home in Maysville, with Rev. C. Wayne Barnett officiating. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, October 11, 1995

   
PENIX, Timothy Bryon
1956-1995
Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, for Timothy Bryon Penix, 38, who died Friday, October 20, at Wolf Creek Collieries Mines, Martin County. Mr. Penix was born November 23, 1956, in Johnson County, the son of Louise Ward and the late Orville Penix. He was a miner with Wolf Creek Collier. Surviving are his wife, Tammy Spencer Penix; one son, Christopher Brandon Penix of Boons Camp; one daughter, Alicia Arden Penix of Boons Camp; two brothers, Gary of Meally and Scott of Williamsport; and two sisters, Halienna Hendrick and Vanessa Blanton, both of Lexington. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Drew Martin and Paul White. Burial was in Penix Family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
PERKINS, Manda (Robinson)
1907-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Manda Perkins, 88, who died Saturday, October 14 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Perkins was born February 6, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Goble Robinson. Surviving are her husband, Gail Perkins of West Van Lear and Don Perkins, of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Manchie Goble of Paintsville, Anna Titlow of West Van Lear and Okie Knotts of Elwood, IN; and five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Ford and Larry Joe Bayes officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
PERRY, John Sherman
1916-1995
John Sherman Perry, 79, died Thursday, October 12, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Perry was born February 3, 1916, in Martin County, the son of the late Wade and Amanda Justice Perry. He was retired from United Fuel and a member of Inez Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Endicott Perry; two sons, Wade Perry of Deboard and Sherman Perry, Jr. of Grove City, OH; one daughter, Iva Dean Perry Preece of Paintsville; one brother, Joe Perry of Roselle, IL; one sister, Mabel Wooten of Ashland; and eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at Inez Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Clyde Waller, Glen Ray Moore and Danny Hall officiating. Burial was in R. P. Justice Cemetery at Inez, with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 18, 1995

   
PRESTON, James L.
1995
Former Johnson County resident, James L. Preston, 66, of Kettering, OH, died October 20 at the Miami Valley Hospital. Mr. Preston was the son of the late R.A. and Laura nee Waller Preston. He was a former miner, veteran of the Army, having served in World War II, and was retired from General Motors. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Bill and Charles Preston, and a sister, Mary. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Hailey of Hillsboro, OH; one brother, Fred Preston of Kettering; one sister, Irene Baldridge of Paintsville and one granddaughter and two great grandsons. Funeral services were held October 24 at Tobias Funeral Home in Ohio with Rev. James Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Bellbrook Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
PRICE, Eddie
1913-1995
Retired salesman, Eddie Price, 82, died Sunday, October 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Price was born August 10, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of the late Martin Luther and Rebecca Davis Price. He was a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hester Lewis Price; four sons, James K. of Thelma, Edward F. of Panama City, FL, Jerry D. of Bristol, VA, and Joe M. of Wolmore; one daughter, Jetta Preston of Thelma; and 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 1, at Concord United Baptist Church, with Elders Bruce Howard and John Sparks officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
RATLIFF, Laura Marie (Centers)
1919-1995
Laura Marie Centers Ratliff, 76, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, October 23, at Logan Acres Nursing Home in Bellefontaine, OH. Mrs. Ratliff was born April 17, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Tom Centers and Liddie Conley. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Worth Ratliff, on February 13, 1973. Surviving are two sons, Thomas J. and James Arthur Ratliff, both of Bellefontaine; four daughters, Mary Ratliff, Betty Gist and Sandra Sue Haas, all of Bellefontaine, and Lillian Cantrell of Falcon; one sister, Dellie Fairchild of Johnson County; and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 26, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, with Charlie Stapleton and Willard Holliday officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
RITCHIE, Alta (McFaddin)
1921-1995
Alta Mae Ritchie, 74, of Ohio, died Tuesday, October 31, at Wooster Community Hospital. Mrs. Ritchie was born March 23, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late William and Lou Conley McFaddin. She was a member of West Hill Baptist Church and Caleb’s Kin of West Hill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Moses M. “Mosie” Ritchie, on June 13; two brothers and three sisters. Surviving are three sons, Jacob of Wooster, OH, Larry of Tucson, AZ, and James of Mt. Hope, OH; two daughters, Brenda Dooley of San Antonio, TX, and Bonnie Zimmerman of Orrville, OH; one brother, Homer McFaddin of Paintsville; two sisters, Martha Selvage of Ashland, OH and Dottie Meade of Fairborn, OH; and 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 3, at West Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Dan Wingate officiating. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, with Custer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
SCARBERRY, Ethel (Castle)
1914-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 25, for Ethel Scarberry, 81, who died Monday, October 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Scarberry was born March 4, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Cleveland and Virgie Sadler Castle. She was a member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Arthur Scarberry, on February 1, 1966. Surviving are three sons, Arthur Scarberry of River, Carl Scarberry of Paintsville and Charles Scarberry of Charlie; three daughters, Darlene Salyers of Lowmansville, Virgie Castle of  Kendsville, IN, and Betty Hinkle of Perrysville, OH; one sister, Emily Scarberry of Nippa; and 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Jimmy McKenzie and Delbert Music. Burial was in Charlie Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
STAMBAUGH, Daisy (Whitt)
1892-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Daisy Whitt Stambaugh, 102, who died Friday, October 20, at Martin County Health Care Center. Mrs. Stambaugh was born December 25, 1892, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late L. L. Goodman and Sarah Whitt. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, J. V. Stambaugh, in 1973. Surviving are three granddaughters, Annette Cash, Jackie Derossett and Judith Saunders; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial was in Wells- Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
STAMBAUGH, Ephriam
1909-1995
Retired miner, Ephriam Stambaugh, 85, died Wednesday, October 18, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stambaugh was born November 14, 1909, in Johnson County, the son of the late Samuel Stambaugh and Rebecca Lemaster. He was a member of Sitka Pentecostal Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Marie Stambaugh, in 1989. Surviving are four sons, Charles of Flat Gap, William and Phillip both of Sitka, and Roger of Barnetts Creek; one sister, Connie Daniels of Oil Springs; one brother, Prater of Sitka; five sisters, Imogene Brown of Sitka, Mary O’Bryan of Columbus, OH, Lisie Castle of Wharton, WV, Collista Church of Ironton, OH and Myrtle Salyers of Columbus; and 20 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with William Paul Perkins and Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

   
STAPLETON, Norsie (William)
1919-1995
Nurses aide Norsie Stapleton, 76, died Sunday, October 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stapleton was born April 13, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Theodore and Bertie Williams Williams. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Tobe Stapleton, on April 17, 1986. Surviving are one son, Michael Ray Stapleton of Hager Hill; three daughters, Linda Auxier, Virginia Meadows, and Tobianna McCarty, all of Hager Hill; one sister, Addie Blair of Oil Springs; and six grandchildren and four step grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 1, at 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harold Conley and Elders Rutherford Blair and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
STARR, Dolly (Miller)
1927-1995
Dolly Starr, 68, died Saturday, October 21, in Clyde, OH. Mrs. Starr was born September 27, 1927, in Breathitt County, the daughter of the late Mark and Frankie Griffin Miller. She was a member of the Church of God in Fremont, OH and a laborer at Steinbaurer Farm Market. Also preceding her in death was her husband, James Starr; one brother Cecil Miller; and a great grandson. Surviving are one son, Bill Starr of Green Springs, OH; three daughters, Shirlene Stambaugh of Kentucky, Ron Dirnberg of Tiffin, OH and Sara Glenn of Fremont, OH; three brothers, Tommy Jo Miller and Johnnie Jenkins, both of Lima, OH and Albert Miller of Kentucky; four sisters, Dora Issac and Alice Faye Miller, both of Lima and Allie Johnson and Virgie Osley, both of Kentucky; and 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, with Rev. Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memory Gardens at Clyde, with Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

  
WARD, Connie (Campbell)
1927-1995
Connie Ward, 68, died Monday, October 30, at her Tutor Key residence. Mrs. Ward was born September 12, 1927, in Fairmont, WV, the daughter of the late Orvie Campbell. She was a member of the First Church of God of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Earl V. Ward; two sons, David Joe Campbell of Van Lear and Tim Miller of East Point; two stepsons, Chris Ward of, West Liberty and David Ward of Ft. Campbell; one daughter Cindy Smith of Andes, NY; one stepdaughter, Mary VanCleve of West Liberty; and six grandchildren; five step grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 1, at 2 p.m. at First Church of God, with Revs. Matthew Boyles and Wayne Burch officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Theakla, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
WELLS, Nellie (Sparks)
1925-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Nellie Sparks Wells, 70, who died Sunday, October 22, at her Van Lear residence. Mrs. Wells was born August 1, 1925, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Jones Sparks. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Denver Wells, on July 5, 1992. Surviving are three sons, Billy Ray Wells of Thelma, Denver Lee Wells of Concord and Charles Edward Wells of Wabash, IN; one daughter, Linda Stapleton of Tutor Key; one brother, Charles A. Sparks of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Ruby Ellis of Jenkins and Lila Hickey of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, November 1, 1995

   
WHITE, Christian Thomas
1995
Christian Thomas White, infant son of Thomas R. and Pamela Meade White, died Wednesday, October 18, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born October 18. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Brad and Todd, both of Van Lear; one sister, Kimberly Dawn White of Van Lear; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Joyce Meade of Van Lear; and paternal grandparents, Lester and Lahoma White of Sharon, WV. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 21, at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Father Fedders officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, October 25, 1995

  
WOODS, Jesse Jr.
1941-1995
Jesse Woods, Jr., 54, of Marysville, OH, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, October 30, at his residence. Mr. Woods was born January 24, 1941, in Johnson County, the son of the late Jesse and Lena Daniels Woods. He was employed with General Industries of Marysville, OH. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Reba Woods Darlington. Surviving are one daughter, Dana Godsil of Urbana, OH; one brother, Charles Woods of London, OH; three sisters, Rudelle VanHoose of West Virginia and Jane Myers and Joyce Bromley, both of London; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 3, at Underwood Funeral Home of Marysville with Rev. John M. Groat officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery at Marysville. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995


   
NOVEMBER-1995

BRANHAM, William
1959-1995
Former Johnson County resident, William “Billy” Branham, 36, died Tuesday, November 7, in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Branham, a resident of Knoxville, TN, was born April 14, 1959, in Johnson County, the son of Doug and Sue Lester Branham. He was a self- employed construction worker. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Elizabeth Mayes Branham; one brother, Johnny Branham of Meally; one sister, Joanie Ward of Meally. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blair, Sam Ratliff, Harold Conley and Jack Woody officiating. Burial was in Doug Branham Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

  
BRICKLEY, Paul
1995
Graveside services were held Sunday, December 3, for Paul Brickley, 69, who died Thursday, November 30, at his Richmond residence. Mr. Brickley was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Betty Young Brickley, on February 12, 1983. Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Brickley Arnold of Livingston; one brother, Jerry Brickley of Paintsville; one sister, Betty Ward of Van Lear and two grandchildren. Burial was in Davis Family Cemetery at Davis Branch, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, December 6, 1995

   
CANTRELL, Gladys
1921-1995
Funeral services were held Monday, November 6, for Gladys Marie Meade Cantrell, 74, who died Saturday, November 4, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Cantrell was born February 18, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George Meade and Martha Williams. She was a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Burl White Cantrell, Sr., on January 25, 1990. Surviving are three sons, Burl “Skip” Cantrell of Oil Springs, Wade Cantrell of Staffordsville and Jackie Cantrell of Fairborn, OH; one daughter, Sue Cantrell Browning of Staffordsville; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Blanton of Paintsville and Alka Frazier and Ruby Blanton, both of Staffordsville, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Officiating at services at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church were Dick VanHoose, Mike Blanton, and Willard “Red” VanHoose. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
CASTLE, Charles
1921-1995
Retired electrician Charles Castle, 73, died Thursday, November 9, in Sterling Heights, OH. Mr. Castle was born November 26,1921, in Johnson County, the son of the late Corbette Castle and Ethel Huff. He was retired from General Dynamics, a veteran of the U. S. Army, and member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge, Royal Oak #127, and Knights Templer, Holy Land Commandrey #53. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Bonnie Castle, on May 13, 1987. Surviving are one son, Darrell Castle of Xenia, OH; one daughter, Myra Vandoren of Sterling Heights; three brothers, Earl and Kenny Castle, both of West Van Lear, and Nolan Castle, of Beaver Creek, OH; four sisters, Sandy Castle of Wittensville, Donna McCarty of Oil Springs, Sharon Hannah of Hager Hill and Mary Lou Dixon of West Alexander, OH; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

   
COLVIN, Donna (Montgomery)
1945-1995
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Donna Sue Colvin, 49, who died Friday, Nov 10, 1995. Mrs. Colvin was born Dec 10, 1945, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Obrie and Lennie Cantrell Montgomery. she was a retired employee from South Central Bell and AT &T. Surviving are her husband, Harry Colvin; one son, Matthew Aaron Colvin; one daughter Jody Colvin; two brothers, Bill and Bob Montgomery, both of Winchester; and four sisters, Elizabeth Honeycutt of Prestonsburg, Judy Daniel and Linda Montgomery, both of Paintsville, and Betty Preston of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Ronnie Jones, Billy Hampton, Jeffery Montgomery, Billy Joe Montgomery, John Preston, Mark Preston, Mark Woofter and Christian Brantener. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

  
COLWELL, Curtis
1917-1995
Retired miner, Curtis Colwell, 78, died Tuesday, November 28. Mr. Colwell was born March 17, 1917 in Leslie County, the son of the late Sara and Parit Hense Colwell. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Virginia Lee Colwell. Surviving are two sons, Jerry Colwell of Tazewell, VA, and Gary Curtis Colwell of Parrotsville, TN; two daughters,  Patricia VanHoose of Staffordsville and Rhonda Grizby of Barboursville, WV; three brothers,  Lowell and French Colwell, both of Ohio, and Everett Colwell of Indiana; three sisters, Nellie McIntyre and Nora, both of Celina, OH, and Mae Colwell of Ohio; and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 30, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial was in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, December 6, 1995

   
CURTIS, Lunna (Estep)
1937-1995
Flat Gap resident, Lunna Curtis, 58, died Wednesday, November 8, at her residence. Mrs. Curtis was born May 1, 1937, in Johnson County, the daughter of Herschel and Rachael King Estep. She was a member of Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Wonnie “Toddie” Curtis; seven sons, Cecil Ray, Tony Alvin, Bryan Keith, and John Matthew Curtis, all of Flat Gap, Michael Curtis of Staffordsville, Johnny Marvin Curtis of Sitka and William Carl Curtis of Keaton; six daughters, Barbara Nadene Carr and Paula Mae Curtis, both of Flat Gap, Patricia Wandalene Fitch of Ashland, Donna Jewel Lemaster of West Van Lear, Sandra Faye Williams of Paintsville and Eulah Rachael Curtis of Falcon; two brothers, Paul and David Estep; both of Ohio; three half brothers, three half sisters, and 15 grandchildren and three step grandchildren, one great grandchild and five step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Scottie Williams and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Curtis Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

   
DANIEL, Bess (Adkins)
1910-1995
Bess Adkins Daniel, 85, died November 20, at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Daniel was born February 20, 1910 in Floyd County, the daughter of Jerry and Betsy Parson Adkins. She was a retired nurse. She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Daniel, Sr., one son, Charles Daniel, II of Paintsville; one daughter, Betty McKenzie of New Lexington, OH; two sisters, Grace E. Booth of West Van Lear and Virginia Hoskins of Paintsville; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Cozort officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

  
EVERSOLE, Kathryn (Peters)
1914-1995
Kathryn Peters Eversole, 81, died Wednesday, November 8, at her Davis Branch residence. Mrs. Eversole was born June 5, 1914, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Levi Raymond Peters and Della Ward. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Arthur Eversole. Surviving are one brother, Walter Edgar Peters of Phoenix, AZ. Graveside services were held Monday, November 13, at Ward Cemetery at Concord, with Terry Reffett officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
GREEN, Angie B. (Salyers)
1917-1995
Lowmansville resident, Angie B. Salyers Green, 78, died Thursday, November 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Green was born February 26, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Will Salyers and Mary Sparks. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Green, five sons, Alpha, Bobby, Gary and Jimmy Green, all of Lowmansville, and Danny Green of Springfield, OH; four daughters, Goldie Mae Castle of Wittensville, Sue Swann and Joyce Mills, both of Louisa and Margaret Preston of Springfield, OH; one brothers, Elighe Salyers of Swartz Creek, MI; two sisters, Mable Picklesimer of New Holland, OH, and June Preston of Corunna, MI; and 33 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 12, at Georges Creek United Baptist church with Frank Blevins, Burnsey Mollett and Carlos Preston officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
HENSLEY, Fred
1930-1995
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 11, for Fred Hensley, 65, who died Wednesday, November 8, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hensley was born June 4, 1930, in Johnson County, the son of Wonnie Phelps Hensley and the late Willie Hensley. He was retired from Pepsi Cola and an Army veteran. Surviving are two brothers, Ed Hensley of Thealka and William Hensley of Oil Springs; three sisters, Lymon Daniels, Sarah Mollett, and Mary Hensley, all of Paintsville. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Robert McDavid. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

  
HESSON, Keith
1927-1995
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Keith Hesson, 68, who died Friday, November 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hesson was born March 2, 1927, in Ohio, the son of the late Homer and Masie Herdman Hesson. Surviving are one son, Keith Hesson, Jr. of New Mexico; one daughter, Audrey Ann Hesson of Louisa; one brother, Willard Hesson; one sister, Janet Hesson. Graveside services were held Monday, November 6, at Welch Family Cemetery at Whitehouse with Orville Waller officiating. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
KERNS, Jack D.
1995
Jack D. Kerns, 63, of Orient, OH, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, November 14, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Mr. Kerns was employed by COTA as a bus driver and was a former employee of Federal Glass. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ella Kerns, and one sister, Jessie Eigensee. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Kerns; one son, David Kerns of Orient; one daughter, Lisa Kerns of Indianapolis, IN; four brothers, Ray D. Kenneth, and Howard, James and Richard Kerns; and three sisters, Grace Barber, Neva Evelyn Brown and Ruth Maddox. Funeral services were held Friday, November 17, at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, in Grove City, OH, with Pastor Jim Corbitt officiating. Burial was in Franklin Hills Memorial Gardens in Canal Winchester, OH. Paintsville Herald, December 6, 1995

   
LYON, Inez
1918-1995
Retired teacher’s aide, Inez Ross Lyon, 77, died November 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lyon was born April 10, 1918, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Walter A. and Marie Lyon Ross. She was retired from Carl D. Perkins Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her husband, Tivis Lyon; four sons, Tivis Lyon, Jr., of Staffordsville, Joe A. Lyon of Lexington, Russell K. Lyon of Huntington, WV, and Michael R. Lyon of Wilkesboro, NC, one daughter, Cara Lynn Inez Hall of Allen; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tivis Lyon, Jr. and Mike Blanton officiating. Burial will be in the Lyon Cemetery in Keaton. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

   
MAGGARD, Clayton
1921-1995
Clayton Maggard, 74, died Thursday, November 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Maggard was born March 4, 1921, at Maggard, the son of the late Chester and Eliza Patrick Maggard. He was a former part owner of Maggard and Joseph Furniture Company and owned and operated Serv-O-Center. Surviving are his wife, Laura McKenzie Maggard; three sons, Darrell of Lexington and Wendell and Larry both of Hager Hill; one daughter, Carol Blair of Riceville; one brother, Talmage of Arlington, VA; one sisters, Girlden Joseph of Paintsville; and 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were David Russell, Barry Maggard, John Maggard, Michael Maggard, Courtney Maggard, Dewayne Blair and Chris Blair. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
MCCLURE, Theodore
1905-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Theodore McClure, 89m, of Xenia, OH, died Thursday, November 2, at Greene Memorial Hospital. Mr. McClure was born December 20, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of the late Miller and Margaret Pack McClure. He was a retired farmer, Armco worker and school bus driver. He was a member of the Oak Springs United Baptist Church in Kentucky and was a 56 year member of the F & AM Master Mason, Flat Gap, Lodge #616. Also preceding him in death were one son, Howard Lee McClure; four brothers, and seven sisters. Surviving are his wife, Norma Graham McClure; one daughter, Frances McClure Wright; and two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 4, at the Bethel Missionary Church in Xenia, with Rev. John Lockwood officiating. Burial was in Byron Cemetery, with McColaugh Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
MCGAREY, Bridgette D.
1974-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Bridgette D. McGarey, 21, who died Thursday, November 9, in Dayton, OH. Ms. McGarey was born August 21, 1974, in Green County, OH, the daughter of Richard L and Beverly A. Jayne McGarey. She was employed as a baker. Surviving are her parents, and one brother, Frank E. McGarey of Dayton. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Jayne Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
MUSIC, Kellie
1908-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Kellie Music, 87, died Friday, November 17, at the Bourbon County General Hospital in Paris, KY. Mr. Music was born February 8, 1908, the son of Lum and Clarrisa Castle Music. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Daniels Music on May 7, 1992. Surviving him are one daughter, Mollie Williamson of Paris; five grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 20 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Music Family Cemetery in Nippa. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

   
PATRICK, Irene (Pigg)
1924-1995
Irene Pigg Patrick, 71, died Sunday, November 5, at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, OH. Mrs. Patrick was born January 28, 1924, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Willie and Maude Price Pigg. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Ottis Patrick. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Eberly of Dayton, OH; one sister, Phyllis Justice, of Paintsville and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, November 15, 1995

   
ROBINSON, Della Marie (Meek)
1930-1995
Boons Camp resident, Della Marie Meek Robinson, 65, died Friday, November 3, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. Robinson was born March 18, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ida Bowen Meek. She was a member of the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Lynn Robinson of Ashland; two daughters, Sharon Justice and Joan Fairchild, both of Greenup; two sisters, Delilah Amburn of Fairborn, OH, and Carolyn E. Ward of Boons Camp; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 5, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Claude Mollett and Shade Lee Walters officiating. Burial was in Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, November 8, 1995

   
SALYER, Billy B.
1923-1995
Funeral services for Billy B. Salyer, 72, will be held Friday, November 24 at the Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Mr. Salyer was born February 4, 1923 in Collista, the son of Addison and Cora Belle Rice Salyer. He was a retired school teacher, member of Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, ISTA and U S Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Salyer; three daughters, Gwen Adams and Hazel Jones, both of Rising Sun, and Deborah Tuggle of Decatur, IN; three sisters, Bethel Lowe of Ashland, Pauline Blair and Ruth Salyer, both of Staffordsville. The family request memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Bethel Unity Baptist Church or Rising Sun Life Squad. Paintsville Herald, November 22, 1995

   
SPEARS, Imogene (Stafford)
1916-1995
Retired teacher, Imogene Stafford Spears, 79, died Tuesday, November 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Spears was born March 25, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Ray Stafford and Julie Stapleton. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Raymond Spears, on October 25, 1983; one brother, Paul Martin Stafford; and one sister, Dorothy Stafford. Surviving is one brother, Jack Stafford of California. Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Paul Salyers officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, December 13, 1995

   
STAPLETON, Edgar Mack
1943-1995
Edgar Mack Stapleton of Lexington, died Sunday, November 26 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Stapleton, a native of Johnson County, and the son of the late Henry Ward Beecher Stapleton and Edna Picklesimer Stapleton was born July 16, 1943. He was a member of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington and the former owner of Zandale Barbershop in Lexington. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Kathleen Auxier and Maxie Trimble. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Hacker Stapleton; one daughter, Sherri Myers; two brothers, Ashley Ward Stapleton of Springfield, OH and Harold B. Stapleton of Fairborn, OH; five sisters, Ella Meade of Fairborn, Anamary Wehle of Nicholasville, Emma Price of Oil Springs, Christine Williams of Kenova, WV; and Irene Colvin of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. at Porter Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. James K. Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the Stapleton Family Cemetery at Colvin Branch, Johnson County. Pallbearers are Bennie Chaney, Wayne Crow, Al Robinson, David Meredith, David Oakes and Cloyd Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Spencer, Joe B. Hall, Charles Rogerson, Robert Prewitt, Mike Rice, and Fred Kaufman. Contributions may be made to Porter Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40403, or to the American Cancer Society, 160 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. Paintsville Herald, November 29, 1995

   
WILLIAMS, Howard R.
1995
Howard R. Williams, 76, of Dayton, OH, died Friday, November 25, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, OH. Mr. Williams was born in Johnson County. He was retired from the Greyhound Bus Company and from Royal Travel Service in Cincinnati, OH, where he had worked as a tour guide. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Grace E. Williams, in 1992; one son, Howard D. Williams, in 1940; one sister, Hazel Blanton in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Maxie Frazier Williams; and one sister, Kathleen Williams Cantrell. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 28, at Morris Sons Funeral Home of Kettering, OH. Paintsville Herald, November 29, 1995


   
DECEMBER-1995

AUXIER, Madge
1897-1995
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, for Madge Auxier, 98, who died December 10 at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Auxier was born July 7, 1897, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Lincoln and Jemima Wheeler Auxier. She was a retired secretary with the U. S. Government and member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Officiating at services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel was Elden Stucker. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, December 13, 1995

   
BOYD, Marvel (Brown)
1908-1995
Retired school teacher Marvel Boyd, 87, died Friday, December 22, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Boyd was born April 13, 1908, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Dan G. and Lydia Borders Brown. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Russell Boyd; one son, Grayson Russell Boyd of Williamsport; three daughters, Janet Sue Henderson of Somerset, Charlene Qualls of Ashland and Judy Henderson of New Albany, IN; one sister, Shirley Conley of Wittensville; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 24, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, December 27, 1995

  
BURKE, Thelma Jean (Ward)
1928-1995
Former Johnson County resident, Thelma Jean Ward Burke, 67, died Sunday, December 3, at Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. West Liberty. Mrs. Burke was born May 28, 1928, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George W. and Maudie Bowens Ward. Surviving are one son, Kenneth William Burke of Isonville; one brother, George W. Ward, Jr. of Staffordsville and one sister, Marie Collins of Meally; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, December 7, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Burke Family Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, December 6, 1995

   
FITCH, Homer
1908-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Homer Fitch, 87, who died Friday, December 27, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Fitch was born January 16, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of the late Charles and Melissa Fitch. He was a plumber and Navy veteran, having served in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Irene Cantrell Fitch; two daughters, Sue Daniel of Hager Hill and Helen McKenzie of Thelma; one brother, Buell Fitch of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Neva Fitch and Eula Burchett, both of Sitka; and seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Toby Johnson and Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Hood Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, December 27, 1995

  
HENSLEY, Mary Naomi
1946-1995
Mary Naomi Hensley, 49, died Sunday, December 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hensley was born July 15, 1946, in Johnson County, the daughter of Wonnie Phelps and the late Willie B. Hensley. Surviving are her mother; two brothers, William and Ed Hensley, both of Thealka; and two sisters, Lymon Daniels and Sarah Margret Mollett, both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held, tomorrow, Thursday, December 121, at 2 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, December 20, 1995

  
HOPSON, Ruby (Branham)
1931-1995
Thelma resident, Ruby Hopson, 64, died Friday, December 15, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hopson was born November 14, 1931, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Turner and Janie Garrett Branham. Surviving are her husband, Glenn E. Hopson; two sons, Skip and Rod Hopson, both of Thelma; one brother, John Branham of Leander and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 18. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, December 20, 1995

  
KEMBER, Myrtle (Wertenberger)
1917-1995
Myrtle Marie Kemker, 68, died Tuesday, December 5, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. Mrs. Kemker was born August 12, 1927, in Wabash Co., IN, the daughter of the late Lloyd Flitcraft and Hazel Wertenberger. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Forrest Kemker, on August 26, 1992; two brothers, three sisters; and one grandchild. Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Barrett of Silver Lake, IN, three stepdaughters, Sally Simpson of Wittensville, Dixie Franklin of Jacksonville, FL, and Joan Sue Davis of Wabash, IN; two brothers, Allen Flitcraft of Chagrin Fall, OH and Walter Flitcraft of Roann, IN; one sister, Edith Jacobson of Roann; one stepsister, Betty Clevenger of North Manchester, IN; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Wabash, with Rev. Clark Shearer officiating. Burial was in Matlock Cemetery in Wabash. Paintsville Herald, December 20, 1995

  
KRETZER, Bertha (McKnight)
1906-1995
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Bertha Mae McKnight Kretzer, 89, who died Thursday, December 7, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Kretzer was born March 26, 1906, in Boyd County, the daughter of the late David and Leona Ousley McKnight. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Burdette C. Kretzer, Sr., on October 31, 1969. Surviving are seven sons, Burdett “B.B” and Kenneth Kretzer, both of Van Lear, Douglas Kretzer of Spokane, WA, Lewis Kretzer of Meally, Henry Kretzer of Columbus, OH, Morris Kretzer of Flint, MI, and Ervin Kretzer of Clarksville, TN; two daughters, Anna “Toni” Hall of Ulysses and Roberta Lemaster of Flint, MI; one sister, Myrtle Austin of Dayton, OH; and 46 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Homer Picklesimer officiating. Burial was in Kretzer Cemetery in Carter County. Paintsville Herald, December 13, 1995

  
MOLLETT, Forest
1912-1995
Retired mechanic, Forest Mollett, 83, died Monday, December 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Mollett was born February 29, 1912, in Martin County, the son of the late Jerry and Sarah Jane Spears Mollett. He was retired from Big Sandy Motor Company (International Garage) and a member of the First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Ward Mollett in 1979. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Davis Mollett; three daughters, Jean Marie Dorton of Paintsville, Exer Jane Pass of Williamsport and Elizabeth Flashner of Old Bridge, NJ; six stepchildren, Gene, Walter, and Bill Davis, Phyllis Stafford, Charlotte Melvin and Carolyn Bailey; two brothers, Edgar and Jerry Mollett, both of Mansfield, OH; three sisters, Amanda Potter of Thelma, Bessie Blevins of Greenville, SC and Deloris Mills of Mansfield, OH; and 27 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 13, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, December 13, 1995

  
MURPHY, Maudie (Allen)
1905-1995
Van Lear resident, Maudie Murphy, 90, died Tuesday, December 5, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Murphy was born October 19, 1905, in Knott County, the daughter of the late George and Mary Dotson Allen. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Leroy Murphy on May 13, 1971. Surviving are four sons, Roger, Freddie and Adam Murphy, all of Van Lear and Lester Murphy of Auxier; one daughter, Hester Bowling of Van Lear; and 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, at Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in Murphy Family Cemetery at Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, December 13, 1995

  
MUSIC, Charles
1927-1995
Funeral services were held, Saturday, December 23 for Charles Music, 68, who died Wednesday, December 20. Mr. Music was born February 4, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of Jake and Rushie Conley Music. He was the owner of a trucking company and served in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Alene Spradlin Music; two sons, Terry and Perry Music, both of Denver, one brother, Burr Music of Denver; one sister, Lou Warrix of East Point; and six grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home were Merl Little and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, December 27, 1995

   
PACK, Arnold J.
1915-1995
Arnold J. Pack, 80, of Clearfield passed away Tuesday, December 14, at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mr. Pack was born September 27, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of the late George Washington and Alwilda Preston Pack. He was a member, deacon and clerk of the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church, taught school in Johnson County, founder and former owner of Automotive Supply in Paintsville, former pipe fitter and electrician in Oak Ridge, TN, founded the Morehead T.V. Cable, founder and president of Packs, Inc. of Morehead, developed Pack’s Estates of Clearfield, charter member and a founder of Lake Luman, former member and president of Morehead Lions Club, instrumental and donated land for the bridge to connect McBrayer Road and U. S. 60, former life insurance salesperson with Woodmen of the World Life Insurance and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Louise Scott Pack; two sons, Keith and Ted Pack, both of Clearfield; four daughters, Charlotte Balzer of Cincinnati, OH, Linda Clemmons of Shelbyville, Debra Pack of Frankfort and Lori Dyer of Jeffersonville; and 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, at Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Charles Price and Rev. Tim Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery at Morehead. Paintsville Herald, December 20, 1995

   
PORTER, Ransome C.
1943-1995
Paintsville resident, Ransome C. Porter, 52, died Wednesday, December 20, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Porter was born May 2, 1943, in Martin County, the son of Frank and Bessie Porter. He was an attorney and member of Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Howard Porter; two sons, Steven Randall and David Joe Porter, both of Paintsville and one daughter, Kimberly Ann Bryant of Paintsville; one brother, Leman Porter of Michigan; and three sisters, Cressie Cassidy of Ashland, Truli Curnette of Florida and Mittie Moore of Inez. Private services were held for family members with Rev. Archerson officiating. Burial was in Arnett Family Cemetery at Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, December 27, 1995

  
RATLIFF, John Frank
1928-1994
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 5, for Rev. John Frank Ratliff, 66, who died Monday, January 2 at his Staffordsville residence. Mr. Ratliff was born October 14, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of the late Freddie and Pina McKenzie Ratliff. He was a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church for 45 years, member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church and Flat Gap Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Smith Ratliff; one son, Johnnie D. Ratliff of Oil Springs; two daughters, Donna E. Lemaster and Katherine Sue Ratliff, both of Staffordsville; two brothers, Ernie and Paul Ratliff, both of Staffordsville; five sisters, Faye Williams of Lowmansville and Mary Ratliff, Betty Carol Frisby, Doris Haney and Shirley Blanton, all of Staffordsville; and five grandchildren. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Herbert Arms, Richard Williams and Larry Blair. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, January 11, 1995

  
SETSER, Herman
1913-1995
Retired pipe fitter Herman Setser, 82, died Sunday, December 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Setser ws born March 27, 1913 in Floyd County, the son of the late Marion and Lydia Burchett Setser. He was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport. Also preceding him in death was a son, Paul Setser, in 1987. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Penix Setser; one daughter in law, Jeannie Setser of Van Lear; two brothers, Henry Lewis Setser and Millard Sestser, both of Prestonsburg; two granddaughters, Jamie Castle of Williamsport and Jennifer Setser of Van Lear; and two great granddaughters, Morgan and Emily Castle, of Williamsport. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 6, at 11 a.m. at Old Friendship United Baptist church, with Flem Allen Arrowood, Ted Asbury and Glen Penix officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, December 6, 1995

  
SMITH, Johnny
1938-1995
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 14, for Johnny Smith, 57. Mr. Smith was born February 24, 1938, in Martin County, the son of June Cook Smith and the late Bill Smith of Inez. He was a truck driver and member of the Church of Christ. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Estell Delong Smith in 1992. Surviving are his mother, one son, Hobert Newsome of Inez; four daughters, Maggie Meek of Whitehouse, Edna Preston of Williamsport, Regina Jude of Tomahawk and Zella Spurlock of Columbus, OH; seven brothers, Billy Smith, Jr., of Florida, James Smith of Oklahome, David and Jed Smith, both of Inez, Paul and Robert Smith, both of Louisa, and Glen Smith of Louisville, four sisters, Linda Cox, Margie McKinney and Peggy Williamson, all of Ienz, and Tammy Slone of Circleville, OH; and several grandchildren. Officiating at services at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez were Brothers Cotton Maynard and James Maynard. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. Paintsville Herald, December 20, 1995


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