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JANUARY - 1996
   
ADAMS, Hondel
1925-1996
Hondel Adams, 70, died Wednesday, January 3, 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Floyd Co Ky. Mr. Adams was born March 23 1925, in Johnson County, the son of the late Lester and Marsha Fairchild Adams. He was a minister at the First Christian Church in Prestonsburg and a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Also preceding him in death was a brother, John Adams, in 1948. Surviving - are his wife, Evelyn May Adams; two sons, Les Michael Adams of Dallas, Georgia, and Lance Mitchell Adams of Palm Beach, Florida; one brother, Andrew Adams of Turner Branch; and two sisters, Beulah Selvage of Denver and McClure of Wittensville. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6, atJones Preston Funeral Home, with Wally Rendel officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
   
BLANTON, Eleanor

1928-1996
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Eleanor Elizabeth Conley Blanton, 67, who died Tuesday, January 16, 1996 at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Blanton was born October 13, 1928, in Floyd County the daughter of the late Kess Conley and Myrtle Maxine Brown. She was a beautician and realtor and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Lynn Blanton of Daytona, Florida; one half brother, Donnie Luther Conley; one half sister, Nila Francis Conley; stepfather and stepmother, Howard and Monnie Brown; and one grandson. Officiating at services at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Drew Martin. Burial was  in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
   
BLEVINS, Leslie

1909-1996
Retired miner Leslie Blevins, 86, died Tuesday, January 23, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blevins was born June 17, 1909, in Elliott County; the son of the late Sonny Blevins and Stella Salyers. Surviving are his wife, May Jones Blevins; three sons, Robert Blevins of Sitka and Robert and Leslie Ray Blevins, both of Hillsboro, Ohio; five. daughters, Clarrice Anderson of Sitka, Cora May Ratliff of Staffordsville, Mary Alice Elkins and Anita J. Chapman, both of Gatlin, Tennessee, and Stella A. Gordon of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Walter Blevins of West Van Lear, three sisters, Anna Blackburn of Prestonsburg and Mable Pitts and Alice Pitts, both of Kensington, Ohio; and 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    
BURCHETT, Robert Leon

1996
Robert Leon Burchett, 56, of Winchester, died Tuesday, January 16,  1996 at St Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.   Mr. Burchett, a native of Johnson County, was the son of Maude  Blair Burchett of Winchester and the late Fonzie Burchett.  He was a quality technician for Irvine Industries of Lexington and  a member of Grafenbur Christian Church.  Surviving are his mother; one brother, Freddie Joe Burchett of  Winchester; and one sister, Sharon Sue Burchett of Indianapolis, Indiana. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 18, at Scobee Funeral Home of Winchester, with Rev. Earl Waugh officiating.  Graveside services were held at Patty Flat Cemetery in Johnson  County, with Paintsville Funeral Home in  charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald 1-24-1996
    
CASTLE, Floyd

1934-1996
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, February 1, for Floyd Castle, 61, who died January 28 1996 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. Mr. Castle was born February 12, 1934, in Johnson County, the son of the late Martin Castle and Eunice Preston. He was a retired janitor from the Johnson County School System and a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Smith Castle; and one sister; Louverna Baldridge of Fairborn, Ohio. Officiating at 1 p.m. services at  Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church will be Harold Stevens and Larry Smith. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
    
COLVIN, Warner

1908-1996
Warner Colvin, 87, died Wednesday, January 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Colvin was born August 20, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of the late Forrest and Julia Blanton Colvin. He was an electrician for Big Sandy RECC, and member of Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616 F&AM and the United Methodist Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Elsie McKenzie Colvin, in 1991. Surviving are two sons, John Leslie Colvin of Volga and Harold Colvin of Van Lear; one daughter, Brenda Griffin of Shelbiana; five brothers, Sanford Colvin of Columbus, Ohio, Doug Colvin of Camden, Ohio, Chet Colvin of Soringboro, Ohio, Harmon Colvin of Curtis, Ohio, and Samuel Colvin of Kenova, West Virginia; two sisters, Louella Richardson of Toledo, Ohio, and Anna Ray Williams of Oregon; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Colvin Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald 1996
   
CONLEY, Elmer

1899-1996
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Elmer Conley, 96, who died Friday, January 12, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Conley was born February 23, 1899, in Johnson County, the son of the late Alfonzo and Phoeba Rice Conley. He was retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways and a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded In death by his wife, Viola Conley, on April 16,1983; and a son, James Willard Conley, on October 6,1972. Surviving are one son, Nevil Conley of Springfield, Ohio; six daughters, Betty, Sue Conley, Judith Crider and Brenda Blanton, all of Staffordsville, Allene Mason of Isonville, Loretta Jean Wheeler of Catlettsburg and Fannie Fern Baldwin of Springfield; and 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 14, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Mike Mounts and Willard "Red" VanHoose and Wallace Conley officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were his grandsons: Dale Tabor, Keith Mason, Sam Crider, Robbie Estep, Mike Baldwin, Jared Mounts, Keith Lemaster, Robbie Salyer, Dwayne Conley and Jeff Conley. Paintsville Herald 1-24-1996
   
CRUM, Mae Flora (Dennison)

1930-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mae Flora Crum, 65, who died Wednesday, January 17, 1996 at her Boons Camp residence. Mrs. Crum was born May 10, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late James "Jimmy" and Maxie Daniels Dennison. Surviving are her husband, Delmar Crum; four sons; Chester Lee and Jerry Lee; both of Williamsport, Delmar Jr., of Oil Springs and Willard Harold of Boons Camp; four daughters, Susie Mollette of Boons Camp, Judy Mollette and Teresa Hinkle, both of Tomahawk, and Della Hall of Louisa; three brothers; Purvis and Leo Dennison, both of Wabash, Indiana, and Arlo Dennison of Boons Camp; one sister, Yvonne Mollette, of DeHue, West Virginia; four half-brothers, Luther Ramey of Columbus, Ohio, James Dennison of Yolyn, West Virginia, and R W. Dennison of Tennessee; one half sister; Louise Wells of Daniels Creek; and 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Willie Goble officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp.
   
DENNISON, Sylvia (Collins)

1905-1996
Van Lear resident Sylvia Collins Dennison, 90, died January 2, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Dennison was born May 5, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of Wallace N. and Allie Spriggs Collins. Also preceding her in death as her husband, Leonard Dennison. Surviving are one son, Claude Dennison of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Wandena Young and Eunice Hites, both of Van Lear, and Ilene Stambaugh of Ashland; two brothers, Haskel Collins of Morehead and Woodrow Collins of Charleston, West Virginia; one sister, Juanita Sublett of Paintsville; and 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Collins Family Cemetery at Van Lear. NOTE: This cemetery is also known as "COLLINS-WELLS CEMETERY"
   
FYFFE, Charlie

1921 1996
Charlie Fyffe, 74, died Monday, January 1, 1996 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Fyffe was born March 21, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of Lark and Florence Gullett Fyffe. He was a night watchman with the State Highway Department and member of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Luria Curtis  Fyffe; three sons, Don of Sitka, Charles of Flat Gap and Dewayne of Manassa, Virginia; one daughter, Betty Jo Welch of Crown City, Ohio; one brother, Wallie Fyffe of Red Bush; one sister, Dellia Pennington of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 4 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ellis Hamilton and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in L.D. Holbrook Cemetery at Elna.
   
GIBSON, Elizabeth Shayell

1996-1996
Elizabeth Shayell Gibson, daughter of Michael and Christy Marlow Gibson of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical center. Elizabeth was born January 10, 1996. Surviving are her parents; and grandparents Tom and Shelva Marlow of Tutor Key, Glenn Gibson of Louisa and Wilma Blevins of Blaine. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 13, at Lemaster Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
   
HANNAH, Sarah June (Webb)

1928-1996
Sarah June Hannah, 67, died Sunday, January 21, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hannah was born July 4, 1928, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Melvin and Fanny Francis Webb. She was a member of Whittaker Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Myron T. Hannah, in 1985. Surviving are four sons, Barry Nelson Hannah and Stanley Eugene Hannah, both of Wabash, Indiana, and Myron Dennis Hannah and Keith Edward Hannah, all of Leander; one daughter, Rita Faye Kinner of Skyesville, Maryland; one brother, Clifford Webb of Ada, Ohio; four sister, Alka Webb of Ada, Ruth Hager of Abbott Creek, Vivian Music of Michigan and Irsle Hannah of Leander, and 12 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 24, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Wayne Burch and Robert Hefner officiating, Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
   
JOHNSON, Mary (Howes)

1915-1996
Paintsville resident Evelyn Howes Johnson, 80, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was born February 19, 1915, in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Henry Stephen and Mary Evelyn Whitaker Howes. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sunday School teacher for 40 years, member of the united Methodist Women and Ladies Golf Association and past president of the Salvation Army . Surviving are her husband, William A. Johnson; one son, S. Howes Johnson of Paintsville and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Friday January 12, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.
   
MELVIN, Eunice (Fitzpatrick)

1905-1996
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 10, 1996 for Eunice "Junebug" Melvin, 90, who died Sunday, January 7, in Lexington Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Melvin was born October 13, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Manuel and Clea Merritt Fitzpatrick. She was a former restaurant owner in Paintsville and member of the First United Methodist Church, Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Melvin, in 1984. Surviving are one son, James Melvin of Lexington; three half brothers, Lawrence Caudill of Sciotoville, Ohio, Earl Caudill of Oil Springs and Jack Caudill of Staffordsville; two half sisters, Pearl Jackson of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Minnie Burke of Oil Springs; and two grandchildren. Officiating at services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel was Rev. Terry. Reffett. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky.
   
PENNINGTON, Eudell

1932-1996
Eudell Pennington, 63, of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 30, 1996, at his residence. Mr. Pennington was born November 9, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of Ronald and Delia Fyffe Pennington. Surviving are his father; his wife, Nettie Pennington; two sons, Frank Pennington of Illinois and Jessie Pennington of Grove City, Ohio; three daughters, Janet Woods of Washington Courthouse, Brenda Howland of Bloomingburg, Ohio, and Jackie Cochenour of Williamsport, Ohio; two brothers, Charlie Pennington of Washington Courthouse and Jimmy Pennington of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; three sisters, Judy Penrod and Nova Pennington, both of Washington Courthouse, and Bert Ison of Columbus, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 14 step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, 1996, at Port Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, with Revs. Roy Tackett, Charles Smith and John Burch officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-7-1996
  
PERKINS, Gaylord
1908 1996
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, for Gaylord (Gail) Perkins, 87, who died Sunday, January 7, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Perkins was born February 21,1908, in Floyd County, the son of the late Robert Perkins and Annie Kelsey. He was a retired miner. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Manda Perkins, on October 14,1995. Surviving are two sons, Robbie Perkins of West Van Lean and Don Perkins of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Pete Perkins of Irondale, Ohio; two sisters, Ethel Collins of Paris, Tennessee, and Elizabeth Triplett of Finley, Ohio; and five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Officiating at services at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Manford Fannin and Dick VanHoose. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
    
SALYER, Oliver

1913-1996
Retired parts manager Oliver Salyer, 82, died Tuesday, January 9 1996. Mr. Salyer was born March 21, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of the late Claude Salyer and Mary Brown. He was retired from Cox Motors and a member of the Flat Gap Masonic Ledge #616. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carrie E. Salyer, on December 13,1994. Surviving are one son, Hurbert Williams of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one daughter, Joan England of Ashland; one sister, Lilly Williams of Big Canoe, Georgia; and two granddaughters and three great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 11, at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Drew Martin officiating. Burial was in Salyer Family Cemetery at Flat Gap.
   
SKAGGS, Christine (Bailey)

1931-1996
Christine Bailey Skaggs, 64, of Louisville, died Sunday, January 7, 1996, at Baptist East Hospital, Louiseville. Mrs. Skaggs was born July 31, 1931, at Mazie, the daughter of Escom Bailey and the late Opal Lester Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Loman Skaggs, in 1979. Surviving are he father; one son, Roger Clark Skaggs of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Diane Lynn Skaggs of Louisa and Claudia Kay Ryan of Louisville; one brother, Michael Escom Bailey of Baline; two sisters, Billy Jean Kelley of Martha and Willowdene Creech of Catlettsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 12, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with Revs. Willliam Richard Barker and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. The Paintsville Herald Jan 24, 1996
   
SPARKS, Ruth (Butcher)

1923-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Ruth Butcher Sparks, 72, who died Saturday, January 20, 1996, at her Thealka residence. Mrs. Sparks was born February 21, 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late George W. and Elizabeth Meade Butcher. She was a retired teacher from the Johnson County School System and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dorset H. Sparks; one son, John G. Sparks of Offutt; one brother, Frank Butcher of Riverside, California; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday January 24, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Gary Blair and Londis Meek officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Offutt.
   
SPRADLIN, Raleigh

1935-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Raleigh Spradlin, 60, who died Thursday,January 4,1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Floyd Co Ky. Mr.Spradlin was born October 3, 1935, in Johnson County, the son of Wayne & Veva Rice Spradlin.  He was a construction worker with R & L Paving Co. and a member of the Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Ruth Griffith Spradlin; one son, James Raleigh Spradlin of Hager Hill; one daughter, Lisa Renee Dale of Wittensville; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 7, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Lowell Pelphrey, Donald Lemasters and Roger Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at  Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.
   
STICKEL, William

1996
Willliam D. Stickel of Orlando, Florida, died January 2,1996. Mr. Stickel was born in Boston, Massachusettes and graduated from the University of Maine as a chemical engineer. He served in the United State Army during the Korean War. He was retired from the Belcher Oil Company. Surviving him are his wife, Leonora Williams Stickel; two sons, Jeff Stickel of Norfolk, Virginia and Mark Stickel of Orlando; three daughters, Salley Darlin of Winter Springs, Florida, Amy Marcos of Miami, Florida and Paula Carter of State College, Pennsylvania, one sister, Patricia Crandall of Lincoln, Massachusettes; and 9 grandchildren. Mr. Stickel was a member of Windermere Union Presbyterian Church, Orlando and the son-in law of Mr. and Mrs. Duell Williams of Red Bush
   
TACKETT, Robie Lee

1933-1996
Whitehouse resident Robie Lee Tackett, 62, died Thursday, January 18,(1996) at Paul B. Hall Regonial Medical Center. Mr. Tackett was born September 16, 1933, in Johnson County, the son of Ida Castle Tackett and the late Andy Tackett.  He was a brick layer. He was also preceded in death by one stepson, David Lynn Dutton, one brother, Marion  Tackett and one sister, Mary Sites. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Edith Litton Tackett; four stepsons, Eric Dutton of Whitehouse, Denny Dutton of Crestline, Ohio, Danny Bayes of Chestnut and Keith Short of Missouri; one step daughter, Mary Francis of Crestline; two brothers, Carl and James Tackett, both of Whitehouse; three sisters, Yvonne McMann and Loretta Blake, both of Columbus, Ohio and Margie Welsh of Whitehouse; and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21, at Hammond Freewill Baptist Church, with Issac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery at Hammond, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 1-24-1996
    
TACKETT, Ronnie

1961 1996
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 23, 1996 for Ronnie Tackett, 34. Mr. Tackett was born September 10, 1961, in Johnson County, the son of Ethel Frazier Tackett and the late Hershel Tackett, He was an auto body repairman. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Peggy Ward Tackett; one daughter Brandy Nicole Tackett; one step- daughter, Kellie Preston of Paintsvile; two brothers, William R. Tackett of Paintsville and Rema Tackett of Michigan, and five sisters,  Betty Tackett, of Staffordsville, Garnet Lewis, Addie Hensley and Darlene Dye;  all of Painesville, and Maxine Shaver of Michigan. Officiating at services at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Danny Goins. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
   
WALKER, Ruth Jane (Bryan)

1914-1996
Retired retail clerk Ruth Jane Bryan Walker, 81, died Monday, January 15, 1996 at Mercy Sierra Woods Nursing Facility, Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Walkerwas born February 23, 1914, in Osceola, Texas, the daughter of the late Oscar Bryan and Nancy Ann Denton. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Maley Walker, in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Marvin (Butch) Walker of Paintsville and Wendell Walker of Kermit, Texas; four daughters, Loretta Montgomery of Willow Park, Texas, Louise St. John of Franklin, Ohio, Edith Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Theresa Tighe of Sacramento, California; one brother, Oscar Bryan of Hillsboro, Texas; three sisters, Annette Bryan of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and Robbeye Ridlehuber and Vivian Bryan, both of Hillsboro; and 15 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 18, at JonesPreston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald 1-24-1996

    
WELLS, Donnie Dean

1952 1996
Van Lear resident Donnie Dean Wells, 43, died Tuesday, January 23, 1996, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Wells was born June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Herman Wells and the late Jeanette Wells. He was disabled. Surviving are his father wife, Linda Vaughan Wells; and one brother, Bonnie Wells of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Friday, January 26, at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dave Flanery and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. 
   
WRIGHT, Nora (Webb)
1909-1996
Paintsville resident Nora Webb Wright, 86, died Friday, January 5, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was born September 27,1909, at Relief, the daughter. of the late Cornelius "Neely" and Martha Wheeler Webb. She was a retired assistant postmaster from Silver Hill and a member of Union Enterprise Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, William B. Wright, on May 12,1969. Surviving are four sons, Lowell, Charles and Harold Wright, all of Pikeville; and Mitchell Wright of Isom; two daughters, WIlma and Nova Wright, both of Paintsville; and 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday January 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with David Tuinstra, Ellis Hamilton and Bill Jones officiating. Burial was in Samuel Wright Cemetery at West Liberty.



FEBRUARY - 1996
   
ADAMS, Ollie Mae (Castle)

1915-1996
Ollie Mae Adams, 80, died Wednesday, February 28, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Mrs. Adams was born July 10, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Troy and Maggie Wiley Castle.  She was a member of the Bakers Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Thurman (Jack) Adams, on October 20; three daughters, Helen Williams, Maggie Harper, Oleshia Cardwell; and a grandson, George Adams. Surviving are four sons, Charles and Doug Adams, both of Nippa, Robert Adams of River and Darrell Adams of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, Arlie Castle and Paul B. Castle, both of Tutor Key, and Odis Castle of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Marsha Meade of Wittensville; and 14 grandchildren, 12, great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2,1996, at the Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Hubert Slone and Dick VanHoose Officiating. Burial was in Adams Family Cemetery at Nippa.
   
BLAIR, Clay
1925-1996
Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, for Clay Blair, 70, who died Tuesday, February 6, 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born April 8, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of the late Everett and Marie Whitaker Blair. He was a retired trucker. He was also preceded in death by two children, Danny Clay Blair and Debra Jo Clark. Surviving are his wife, Donna Wells Blair, five brothers, Crate, Everett Lee and Raymond Blair, all of Leander and Archie and Earl D. Blair, both of Miamisburg, Ohio; and one grandchild. Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Dick VanHoose and Robert Varney. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB 14, 1996
   
CANTRELL, Jewell (Fairchild)
1914-1996
Former Johnson County resident Jewell Fairchild Cantrell, 81, died Wednesday, February 7, 1996 , at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Cantrell was born April 1, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Henry and Hannah McKenzie Fairchild.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Hurley Cantrell, on November 11, 1986. Surviving are one foster son, Roger Lemaster of Louisville; one brother, Tom W. Fairchild of Mt. Eden; one sister, Ethel Marie Lemaster of Louisville. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 11, 1996, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Eulas Adams, Dewey McCarty, Wayne Blair and warren Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Low Gap. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 14, 1996
   
CANTRELL, Mary L. (Hill)
1929-1996
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mary L. Cantrell, 67, who died February 27 1996 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Mrs. Cantrell was born April 26, 1929, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rachel Hill.  She was a member of the Old Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Buell Cantrell, on July 1, 1980. Surviving are two sons, William Ray and Clifford J. Cantrell, both of Flat Gap; two daughters, Phyllis Hankins of Marengo, Ohio, and Oshell Elswick of Flat Gap; one brother, Lundy Hill of Crockett; one half-brother, Jess Hill of Ashland; and nine grandchildren, one step-grandson and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 29, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Boyd Meadows, Lemuel Williams and Thurl Daniel officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-1996
   
COLLIER, Don
1926-1996
Don Collier, 69, of West Liberty, died Tuesday, Feburary 6, at his residence. Mr. Collier was born March 31, 1926, at Mima, the son of the late James and Minnie Smith Collier. He was a retired farmer and Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Lulie Mae Gamble Collier of West Liberty; three daughters, Mary Jane Keaton of West Liberty, Alene Howard of Thelma, and Wilda Baldwin of Staffordsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8, at Smith Creek Valley Baptist Church, with Elders Lowell Ferguson and Jackie Smith officiating. Burial was in Don Collier Cemetery at West Liberty, with Potter Funeral Home Inc. of West Liberty in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald 1996
   
ELDRIDGE, Mary (Ferguson)
1941 1996
Red Bush resident Mary Alka Eldridge, 54, died February 6 1996 at her Red Bush residence. Mrs. Eldridge, was born October 3, 1941, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Lundy and Nollie Murray Ferguson. Surviving are her husband, Clement Eldridge; three stepsons, Jason Eldridge of Red Bush, C. J. Eldridge of Keaton and Ricky Eldridge of Milwaukee, Wisconsin;two stepdaughters; Jenny Castle of Red Bush; and Tammy Lyon of Keaton; four brothers, Virgil Ferguson of Red Bush, Walter and Doug Ferguson, both of Blaine, and Russell Ferguson of Flat Gap; three sisters, Flora King of Wittensville, Carolyn Sue Franklin of Boons Camp and Earlene Lawson of Blaine; and three stepgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8, at Flat Gap Baptist church, with Joe Thomas Keaton and Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
   
GULLETT, Jack
1927-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jack Gullett. 68, who died Monday, February 12, 1996 at his Paintsville rresidence. Mr. Gullett was born March 8, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of the late Sherman and Irene Bush Bullett. He was rretired as superintendent of maintenance with the University of Kentucky and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Gullett; two sons, Roger Gullett of North Carolina and Randy Gullett of Lexington; and five grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 15, at Preston Fluneral Home Chapel, with Herb Arms and E. J. Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB.14 1996
   
MCKENZIE, Lottie (Wheeler)
1927-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lottie Marie "Ted" McKenzie, 68, who died Monday, Feb.05,1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Floyd Co Ky. Mrs. McKenzie was born November 3, 1927, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Picklesimer Wheeler. She was retired from the housekeeping department at the Paintsville Hospital. She was also preceded in death by Harold Douglas McKenzie, on October 16,1995. Surviving are, one son, Garry McKenzie of Paintsville; two daughters. Bessie Rose McKenzie of Winchester and Debra Lynn Blanton of Waverly, Ohio; one step brother, Joe Castle of Wurtland; three sisters, Mable Castle of Paintsville. Dorcas VanHoose of Meally anal Phyllis Brown of Catlettsburg; three stepdaughters, Marie Castle of Oklahoma and Mae Little and Darlene Castle, both of Flatwoods; and six grandchildren, Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 7, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky. Paintsville Herald 2-14-1996
   
MOLLETT, Miza (Borders)
1907-1996
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 28, for Miza Mollet, 88, who died Sunday, February 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mollet was born October 27, 1907, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Forest and Pricie Burton  Borders.  She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her death were two husband, Augustus Bowens and Sammy Mollett. Surviving are one son, Herman Bowens of Paintsville; one sister, Mary Daniels of Paintsville; and several nephews and nieces. Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Jack Woody. Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Printed:  1996
   
O'BRYAN, Pearl (Blankenship)
1897-1996
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements for Pearl Blankenship O'Bryan, who died Sunday, February 4, 1996 at King's Daughter's Medical Center in Ashland. Mrs. O'Bryan was born February 4, 1897, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late William Blankenship and Laura Crank. She was a member of the Baptist church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde O'Bryan; and one daughter, Betty Jean Conley. Surviving are one brother. Delmar Blankenship of Columbus Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday February 6, at Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
   
PATTON, Carrie (Collins)
1898-1996
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, for Carrie Ethel Patton, 97, of Ashland. Mrs. Patton was born September 13, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Manford and Missouri Ellen Lemasters Collins.  She was a member of the Carthage Nazarene Church in California, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Patton, in 1957. Surviving are three sons, Charles Frances Patton of Live Oak, Florida, Dew Martin Patton of Ashland and Harold Thomas Patton of Frankfort; three daughters, Joy Christine Franz of Ashland, Betty Sue Hamby of Alexandria and Mary Evelyn McCormick of California; one sister, Callie Cantrell of Pikeville; and 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Officiating at services at Ashland First Church of the Nazarene will be Rev. John Hamby, Roger DeVore and Vernon Adams. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, with Miller Funeral Home of Ashland in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, February 7, 1996
   
PELPHREY, Howard N.
1954-1990
Howard N. Pelphrey, 61, of St. Charles, Missouri, died Tuesday, February 20, 1996 at his home. He was born March 12, 1934 at Oil Branch in Johnson County and has lived at Van Lear and West Van Lear. Mr. Pelphrey was a retired truck driver for D.T.I. Transport in Sioux City, Iowa, a precision sheet metal worker for McDonald DOuglas Aircraft Industry and a former deputy sheriff. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzie and Alta Pelphrey, and three sisters, Opel Hitchcock, Freda Davis and Eula Bauer. Surviving are his wife, Barbra Pelphrey; one son, Steve Pelphrey of St. Charles; two daughters, Sheila Milburn of St. Peters, Missouri and Sandy Oravec of Creve Coeur, Missouri; one brother, Otchel Pelphrey of Amlin, Ohio; and three sisters, Rose Marie Moore of Westerville, Ohio, Jewell Snow of Columbus, Ohio and Mairiam L. Loring of Grove City, Ohio. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 22 at Paul Funeral Home, St. Charles with private interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer ,Fund in St., Charles, Missouri. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1996
   
PRICE, Mary (Ferguson)
1934-1996
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 10, for Mary Price, 61, who died Wednesday, February 7, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Price was born December 25, 1934, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Charles and Burbridge Price Ferguson. She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Price, in 1966. Surviving are two daughters, Yvonne Spencer of Thelma and Gale Dalton of Hager Hill; four brothers, Earl Ferguson of Van Lear; Johnny Ferguson of Columbus, Ohio; and Dean Ferguson of Ashland; one sister, Pat Snowden of Bowling Green; and four grandchildren. Officiating at services at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church was Terry Conley. Burial was in Price Family Cemetery at Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
   
RICE, June (Meade)
1904-1996
Retired teacher June Meade Rice, 91, died February 22, 1996, at her Staffordsville residence. Mrs. Rice was born June 1, 1904, in Johnson county the daughter of the late Fred and Lula Butler Meade.  she was a member of the First Church of God of Lowmansville. Surviving are her husband, Crate Rice; three sons, Harold b. and Eugene c. Rice, both of Paintsville, and Rev. Lowell C. Rice of Owingsville; two daughters, Alice J. Wilcox of Greenville, Tennessee, and Janet England of Centerville, Ohio; two sisters, Dottie Bailey of Paintsville and Betty Burchett of Staffordsville; and 15 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 25, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Willard Wilcox and Lowell C. Rice officiating. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville. Her grandsons served as pall bearers. Paintsville Herald 1996
   
ROSS, Agnes (Daniels)
1911-1996
Agnes Daniels Ross, 85, died April 2, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ross was born February 15, 1911, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Orlando and Ollie Wheeler Daniels. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy R. Ross. She is survived by two sons, Jackie Ross and Don Ross both of Paintsville;   tow daughters, Peggy Castle of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Ruth Ann Brickley of Knoxville, Tennessee; Two brothers, Herschel Daniels of Paintsville and Bill Daniels of Flatwoods; four sisters, Ruby Moss of Lucasville, Ohio, Hazel Franklin and Elizabeth Mollette both of Paintsville and Freda Conley of Danville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4, 1996 at Paintsville United Baptist Church with Mike Castle officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
   
SALYER, Lorraine (Osborne)
1922 1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lorraine "Tubby" Salyer, 74, who died Friday, February 23, 1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Salyer was born December 29,1922, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Cain and Vannie Estep Osborne. She  was a retired cook from the Starfire Motel and Restaurant and a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Homer Salyer, in 1977. Surviving are three sisters, Nancy Caudill of Sitka, Louise Verville of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Cova Francis of Bellefontaine, Ohio; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 26, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Osborne  Cemetery at Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
   
SLONE, George
1908-1996
Retired construction worker and farmer George Slone, 87, died Saturday, February 10, 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Slone was born November 26, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of the late Everett and Fanny Johnson Slone.  He was a member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Sylvia Slone; one son, Graden Slone of Sitka; two daughters, Pamela O'Bryan and Charlotte Reynolds, both of Sitka; one brother, Wilburn Lorene Slone of Fr. Myers, Florida; one sister, Laura Imogene Brown of Davin, West Virginia; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13, 1996 at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, with Jim McKenzie and Denvil Mollette officiating. Burial was in Slone Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 1996
   
SPRADLIN, Mary Jane (Selvage)
1881-1996
Mary Jane Spradlin, age 84 years, 5 months, 22 days, passed away at a local hospital at 11:15 P.M., Saturday, February 26, 1996. Mrs. Spradlin was born September 4, 1881 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage. She lived at Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was the wife of the late James Winfield Spradlin who preceded her in death January 7, 1966. She is survived by three sons, Crate Spradlin, Springfield, Ohio; Thurman Spradlin, Orient, Ohio; Vern Spradlin, Donaldsville, Ohio. Five daughters also survive, Mrs. Fannie Williams, Mt.Sterling, Ohio ; Mrs.Dessie Horn, Staffordsville, Ky.; Mrs.Dorothy Adams,Salyersville, Ky.; Mrs.Daisy Sheild, Lexington, Indiana; Mrs.Josephine Horn, Barnetts Creek, Ky. She is also survived by one sister and four brothers, Mrs.Malta Ratliff,Denver, Ky.; Jesse Selvage, Ohio; Add Selvage, W. Van Lear, Ky.; Cal Selvage, Van Lear, Ky.; Clate Selvage, Denver, Ky. Half sisters surviving are, Mrs. Stella Lloyd, Ohio; Mrs.Gracie Mishon, Ohio; Mrs.Zora Ward, Staffordsville, Ky.; Mrs.Myrtle Fairchild, Paintsville, Ky.; Mrs.Tavia Ealey, Paintsville, Ky. There are also 4 half brothers: Wade Selvage - Ashland, Ky., Ford Selvage - West Virginia, Dewey Selvage - Staffordsville, Ky., Kelly Selvage - Ohio, Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Mrs. Spradlin accepted Christ through person witness in 1965.
   
STAPLETON, Herman
1919-1996
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Herman Stapleton, 76, who died February 21 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stapleton was born August 10, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of the late Harry and Bertha Stapleton.  He was a miner and member of the Pentecostal Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dixon Stapleton, in December 1984. Surviving are one son, Joe Stapleton of Sitka; five daughters, Ann Crum of Boons Camp,, Maxine Stepp and Elsie Tackett, both of, Paintsville, Hermalee Cisco of Staffordsville and Ida M. Fariman of Marion, Ohio; one sister, Betty Jones of Staffordsville; and 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel; with Rev. Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial  in Stapleton  cemetery at Volga.
   
TACKETT, Sina (Conley)
1911-1996
Sina Tackett, 84, formerly of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Feb.6 1996, at Fairhaven Community Nursing Home in Upper Sandusky Ohio Mrs. Tackett was born March 28, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Blackburn and Stella Adams Conley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Challie Tackett, on July 1, 1971; five brothers, Henry, Floyd, Wade, Sherman and Lundy Tackett; and four sisters, Anne Tackett, Minnie Tackett, Mayme Skaggs and Dorothy Rich. Surviving are two sons, Charles Roy Tackett of Carey, Ohio, and William Homer Tackett of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; four daughters, Bonnie Lee Wells of West Van Lear, Margaret Helen Picklesimer and Marietta Dyer, both of Carey, Ohio, and Junie Faye Wilcox of Findley, Ohio; one brother, Wayne Conley of Flat Gap; one sister, Betty Morehart of Mesa, Arizona; and 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren Funeral service were held Friday, February 9, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Nichols officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Johnson Co Ky.
   
WADDLE, Mitchell
1952-1996
Mitchell Waddle, 43, of Lodi, Ohio, died Monday, February 26 1996 at Cleveland Metro Health Medical Center. He was born in Paintsville and was a Medina County resident for 26 years. Mr. Waddle was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Lodi American Legion Post 523 and an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He served in the U.S. Army between 1974 and 1976. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Cheryl Betts of Lodi;  one stepdaughter, Stephanie Ryan of West Salem; two stepsons, Michael Barnum and Shawn Hubler, both of Lodi; his mother, Flora Mae Waddle of Lodi; three brothers, Malcom Waddle of Litchfield, Frank Waddle of Lodi and Marvin Waddle of Medina. He was preceded in death by his father Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, at the Waite and Son Funeral Home with Rev. David Shimp officiating. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery at Lodi. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1996
   
WAKELAND, Viola (Billiter)
1926-1996
Viola Wakeland, 69, died February 23 1996 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. Wakeland was born March 11, 1926, in Pikeville, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jettie Huffman Billiter. She was a nurse at the Paintsville Hospital and numerous nursing homes in Cleveland, Ohio, and a member of the Mavity Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Lee Wakeland. Surviving are one son, Gary Michael Wakeland of Brunswick, Ohio; three brothers, Howard Billiter of Paintsville, Ralph Billiter of Riceville, and Terry Billiter of Deland, Florida; two sisters, Aretta Collins of Ashland and Shelby Damron of Stanton; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, February 26, at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, Ohio.
   
WALTERS, James Howard
1933-1996
Retired manager James Howard Walters, 62, died February 29 1996 in Salyersville. Mr. Walters was born April 27, 1933, in Johnson County, the son of the late Alan and Lydia Stanaford Walters. He was retired from the grocery business and a member of the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen Page Walters; two sons, Terry Walters of Dayton, Ohio, and Tim Walters of Miamisburg, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Melissa Meek of Paintsville and Shandra Wells of Prestonsburg; one brother, Edd Walters of Lexington; two sisters, Barbara Turner of Lowmansviile, and Wilma Arnett of Salyersville; and five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 3, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Paul Wayne Browning and James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
   
WILLIAMS, Emory Darrell
1927-1996
Emory Darrell "Ed" Williams, 68, died February 19,1996, in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Williams was born on September 17, 1927, in Fuget, the son of Brenford and Ethel Williams. He is survived by one brother, Paul B. Williams, of Royal Oaks, Michigan and one sister, Agues Shakespeare of Naples, Florida. Funeral services were held February 26,1996 at the Kersey Funeral Home in Auburndale, Florida. Burial was at the Auburndale Memorial Park.
   
WILLIAMS, Irene (Blair)
1921-1996
Oil Springs resident Irene Williams, 74, died Saturday, February 6, 1996 at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born December 18, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Lindsey and Cordie Webb Blair. She was a member of the Low Gap United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Chester Lewis Williams, on December 27,1979. Surviving are three sons, Chester Franklin, Ronnie Dean and Danny Lewis Williams, all of Oil Springs; one daughter, Connie Jean Powers of Ashland; one brother, Vencil Blair of Oil Springs; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Sammy Reed, Bruce Howard, Virgil Howard, Ray McCarty and Ricky Curds officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs.
  
WILLIAMS, Scottie
1923-1996
Rev. Scottie Williams, 72, died Sunday, February 18 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williams was bore June 18, 1923, in Johnson County , the son of the late Albert and Nineavah Stapleton Williams. He vas a retired steel worker and Farmer and Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife Tera Salyers Williams; six sons Sidney Williams of Meally, Tennessee Williams of Etna, Buddy, Samuel and Benny Williams, all of Flat Gap, and Tim Williams of Manila; seven daughters, Edith Cox of Denver, Violet Castle and Lola Short, both of Sitka, Lila Cottle and Rachel Frazier, both of Flat Gap, Lorene Horn of Manilla and Darlene Music of Staffordsville; one brother, Sherwood Williams of Flat Gap; one sister, Lena Teague of Dayton, Ohio; and 25 grandchildren, four great-grand- children, five step-grandchildren and two step- great grandchildren. Funeral services will  be held today, Wednesday, February 21, at 1 p.m., at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold VanHoose and Keith Horn officiating. Burial will be in Williams Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald 2-21-1996



MARCH - 1996
   
AUXIER, Verna (Wells)

1907-1996
Verna Wells Auxier, 88, died March 31, 1996, at her residence in Mansfield, Ohio. Mrs. Auxier was born August 10, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of Naoh and Louise Butcher Wells. She is preceded in death by her husband, James K Polk Auxier. Surviving her are two sons, James Robert Auxier and Richard Auxier of Findlay, Ohio; one daughter Ruth Bowling of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Bertha Adkins of Johns Creek, Beatrice Fitch of West Van Lear and six grandchildren. Funeral services April 3, 1996 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was at Auxier Cemetery in Hager Hill. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
   
AYERS, Jeff Keith

1960-1996
Jeffery Keith Ayers, 35, died Saturday, March 9, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ayers was born January 13, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Carl E. and Georgia C. Blevins Ayers. He was disabled. Also preceding him in death was a stepbrother, Carl Lee Ayers. Surviving are his wife, Sandra J. Ayers; two sons, Shawn Tyler and Damon Todd Ayers, both of Paintsville; one daughter, Roxanna Lee Ayers of Bradington, Florida; one stepdaughter, Michelle Lynn Sparks of Paintsville; one half brother, Junior Lydale of Vinton County, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
    
BAKER, Mary E. (Rice)

1905-1996
Mary Evelyn Baker, 91, died March 19, 1996, in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Baker was a member of Lane Avenue Baptist Church. She was proceeded in death by her husband, W. Maurice Baker. She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Stroube, of Columbus; one brother, Sherman Rice Jr., of Paintsville; two sisters, Ruth Meek, of Paintsville and Gladys Bailey, of Lexington; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Services were held March 26, at the home of Sherman Rice in Paintsville with Rev. Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Lane Avenue Baptist Church, 1610 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Deyo-Davis Funeral Home in Columbus, Ohio was in charge. Paintsville Herald 3-27-1996
   
BLAIR, Carl Herschell

1913-1996
Carl Hershell Blair, 82, died Sunday, March 10, 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born Aug.20 1913, in Johnson County, son of the late Darius and Norma Charlotte Ramey Blair. He was a retired county and state highway worker, a member of the Old Union United Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Blair; one son, Carl F. Blair of Prestonsburg; three brothers; Darius Blair Jr. of Volga, Bill Blair of Stone Coal and Dow Blair of Ohio; three sisters, Opal Conley and Sarah Fairchild, both of Paintsville; and Grace Lee Ratliff of Barnetts Creek; and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, in Old Union United Baptist Church at Staffordsville, with John Sparks officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville.
    
BLAIR, Jack R.

1933-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Jack R. Blair, 57, who died Monday, Mar.4 1996 at his  Ashland residence Mr. Blair was born May 3,1933, at Bowman, the son of Louise Blair and the late Sekom Blair. He was retired  from the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his mother; three sons, Steve and Jerry Blair,both of Clinton, Connecticut, and Tim Blair of Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Stephanie Tower of Hanover,Connecticut and  Cheryl McCaslin of Westbrook, Maine and three brothers, Jerry Blair of Flatwoods, Jim Blair of Lexington and  Bill Blair of Covington. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 9, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, Cemetery,with Mike Blanton officiating. Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.
   
BLANTON, Everett

1924-1996
World War II veteran Everett"Tubby"Blanton, 71, died March 16, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. He was born September 6,1924 in Johnson County the son of Everett and Ercie Pence Blanton. He was an ice salesman. Mr. Blanton is survived by his wife Mable Tackett Blanton; two sons Brian Blanton of Paintsville and Gary Jones of Springfield, Ohio; one daughter, Brenda Caudill of Paintsville; two brothers, James Blanton and Paul Tackett both of Staffordsville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Woody, Ellis Hamilton and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was at Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1996
    
BRANHAM, Luther "Elmer"

1914-1996
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Luther "Elmer" Branham, 81, who died March 14, 1996 at his Van Lean residence. He was born November 30, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Arthur and Martha Hall Branham. Mr. Branham was a World War II veteran and are retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife Valarie Ratliff Branham, two stepsons, David Mowen of Florence and Danny Mowen of Edgewater, Florida; one daughter, Kathy Phillips of Tomahawk; one stepdaughter, Linda Ratliff of Florence; one brother, Lester Branham of West Van Lear; three sisters, Dean Brooks of Columbus, Ohio, Buelah Hall of Inez, and Helen Butcher of Williamsport, two grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. Funeral services were at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Baker and Woodrow Nichols officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
   
CARR, Thomas

1945-1996
Crestwood resident, Thomas L. Carr, 51, died March 18, 1996. He was the son of Gerald and Elaine Carr of Flat Gap. Mr. Carr is survived by his wife Sandra Kent Carr; one daughter, Michelle Fugate; one stepdaughter, Brandy Kent; four sisters, Judith Back of Griffithsville, Arkansas, Elizabeth Fannin of Flat Gap, Miriam Jackson of Staffordsville and Rebecca McCarthy of Nicholasville; two brothers, Gerald Stephen Carr and John Car both of Flat Gap and Two granddaughters. [Unknown of partial obit]
  
CASTLE, Arthur

1939-1996
Arthur Castle, 56, of Van Lear died March 24, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center.  He was born on May 26, 1939, in Johnson County, the son of Clarence and Anna Mae Blain Murphy Castle. He was a retired machinist. Mr. Castle is survived by two daughters, Tonya Bundy and Rachel Winn, both of Marion, Ohio; Two brothers, Mike Murphy and Bill Murphy, both of Van Lear; one sister, Jackie Jean Murphy of Van Lear and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, march 28, 1996, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Manford Fannin Officiating. Burial will be at he Murphy Family Cemetery in Van Lear.
   
DANIEL, Oval

1917-1996
Oval J. Daniel, 79, died March 14, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Sara Louise McKenzie Daniel; one daughter, Alice Jane Akins, of Indiana; one son, David Leslie Daniel of Indiana; one stepbrother, Robert Butler of Kentucky; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held march 18 at the Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel in Dayton, Ohio. Rev. James Flinchbaugh officiated. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Dayton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR.20 1996
   
DANIELS, Virgil Joe

1939-1996
Virgil Joe Daniels, 57, died March 17, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born September 16, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of Arville and Dosha Bolin Daniels. He was a retired school bus driver. Mr. Daniels was a member of the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Stella Sue McFaddin Daniels; two sons, Joe Clayton Daniels and Paul Douglas Daniels, both of Hager Hill; two daughters, Michelle Denise Brewer of Ulysses; and Dottie Stamper of West Van Lear; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 19, at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of services. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAR.27 1996
   
DUCOTE, Nachese Tyler Spencer

1988-1996
Nachese Tyley Spencer Ducote, 8, died March 19,1996, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, in Huntington, West Virginia. She was born in Paintsville on June 9, 1988, the daughter, of Machese and Wanda Spencer Ducote. Surviving are her parents and two sisters, Christina Renee Spencer of Leander; and Kayla Leann Endicott of Prestonsburg; paternal grandparents, Cliston and Peggy Ducote, of Tifton, Georgia; maternal grandparents, Don and Ruth Spencer of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held on March 21, 1996, at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Benny Taylor officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was at Hannah Cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR.27 1996
   
DYER, Dorothy (Matthews)

1937-1996
Van Lear resident, Dorothy Dyer, 59, died March 13, 1996 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born in Stiltner, West Virginia on Jan.06,1937, the daughter of James D. and Ifa Adkins Matthews. Mrs. Dyer is survived by her husband, Bill Dyer; one son, Bill Tack Dyer of Hager Hill; two daughters, Jeannie Lemaster of Hager Hill and Paula Blair of West Van Lear; two sisters, Lucille Napier of Lavalette, West Virginia and Charlene Finley of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Murray, Bob McCool, Bobby Holbrook, Tim Howard, Mack Roberts, John Phillip Webb, Gary Crum, Ivan Huff and John Pat McCort Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were March 16, 1996 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Van Lear with Rev. Manford Fannin and Rev. Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was at Johnson County Memorial in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1996
   
ELAM, Nellie (Preston)

1901-1996
Lexington resident, Nellie Elam, 94, died March 21,1996 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born in Johnson County on May 4, 1901, the daughter of Fred and Rose Stanley Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Elam. Mrs. Elam was a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. She is survived by four sisters, Mary Roman and Alice Roberts both of Paintsville, Laura Schultz of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Estell Porter of Elyria, Ohio. Funeral services were held March 24, at the Paintsville Funeral Home with Elder Charles Price officiating. Burial was at the Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
   
GRIFFITH, Samuel

1940-1996
Samuel "Sambo"  Griffith, 56, died Saturday, March 2, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Griffith was born February, 13,1940, in Johnson County, the son of the late Wayne Griffith and  Billie Marie Patrick. He worked in the horse industry. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Stafford Griffith of Riceville; two sons, Chester Franklin Griffith of Riceville; and William Douglas Davis of Salyersville; seven daughters, Carolyn Michele Blevins of Paintsville; Jennifer Lee and Judy Marie Griffith, both of Riceville; Sherry Lynn Issac of Salyersville; Sammie S. Griffiths and Kimberly Ann Davis, both of Paducah; and Billie Imogene Plunk of Riverside, California; two half brothers, Larry Wayne Griffith of Staffordsville; and Rodney Swan of Lexington; one sister, Judy DeWire of Riceville; one half sister, Vickie Crace of Paintsville; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 5; at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch.
   
HALL, Alvis

1939-1996
Van Lear resident Alvis Hall, 56, died Thursday, March 7, 1996 at his residence. Mr. Hall was born August 30, 1939, in Johnson County, the son of the late Cecil and Marie Goble Hall. He was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Peggy King Ball;one son, Gene Anthony Curtis; of Van Lear; six daughters, Tammy Stapleton of Thelma, Pam Sue Hall and Katherine Marie Hall, both of Van Lear,  Diana Lynn King and Pauline Hall, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Carolyn Sue Orders of Johnstown, Ohio; four brothers Virgil, David, Jack and Cecil Hall Jr. all of Van Lear; four sisters, Judy Hager, Martha Fitzpatrick and Alice Marie Dollarhide, all of Van Lear, and Mary Lou Hurt of Louisville; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Cantrell and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery Staffordsville.
   
LYONS, Ruth (Castle)

1914-1996
Ruth Castle Lyons, 82, died March 24 1996, at Christian Health Care Center in Lexington. She was born February 3,1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lewis and Burbridge Brown Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Lyons. She is survived by three sons, Phillip Lyons of Franklin, Ohio; Billy Lyons of New Carlisle, Ohio; and Jack Lyons of Thurman, Ohio; three daughters, Patty Colvin of Springboro, Ohio; Wanda Kazee of Randle, Washington; and Carol Vice of Stamping Ground; one brother, Jack Castle of Nippa; one sister, Dorothy Auxier of Madison, Indiana and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Hall-Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch. JonesPreston Funeral Home is in charge of services. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAR.27 1996
   
MEEK, Ada (Collins)

1929-1996
Former Johnson County resident, Ada Meek, 68, died March 14 1996 at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was born August 9 1929 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Nancy Pennington Collins. Mrs. Meek is survived by two sons, Jerry Hayes of Marion, Indiana and Wayne Meek of Urbana, Indiana; one daughter, Joyce Moyer of Roann, Indiana; three sisters, Cora Dye of Port Charlotte, Florida, Lora Brown of Hurricane, West Virginia, and Joann Church of Huron, Ohio; two brothers, Wilburn Collins of Salyersville and Seaman Collins of Hager Hill; and ten grandchildren. Funeral Services were March 17 1996 at the Eddingfield-Delaughter Mortuary in Wabash, Indiana with Rev. Larry Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery at Wabash. Paintsville Herald March 20 1996
   
O'BRYAN, Dordeana (McClure)

1942-1996
Nippa resident, Dordeana McClure OBryan,54, died March 20,1996, at King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. She was born in Johnson County on January 29. 1942, the daughter of Dewey and Wilda Lemaster McClure. Mrs. O'Bryan was a member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church and is survived by her husband; Steve 0'Bryan; three sons, Ruel McClure of Wittensville,Douglas McClure of Catlettsburg and Chester McClure of Wittensville; two daughters, Betty McClure of Wittensville and Billie Stinson of Wittensviile. Funeral services were held March 23, 1996 at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church in Nippa, with the Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park, at Staffordsville, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald 3-17-1996
   
PATRICK, Hershell "Jack"

1930-1996
Hershell "Jack" Patrick, 65, died Thursday, March 7, 1996 in Tipp City, Ohio. Mr. Patrick was born March 15, 1930, in Johnson County, the son of the late Hershell and Mayme Combs Patrick. He was retired from International Harvester and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Doris Hyden Patrick; three sons, Gary Patrick of Conover, Ohio, Jerry Patrick of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Randy Patrick of Panama City, Florida; two daughters, Pam Hensley of Troy, Ohio, and Kathy Fannin of Van Lear; two sisters, Eleanor Robinson of East Point and Ann Synder of Cambridge, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sun. day, March 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ray Synder officiating. Burial was in Patrick Family Cemetery at Leander.
   
PELPHREY, Pauline (Carothers)

1925-1996
Former Johnson County resident Pauline Phelps Pelphrey, 70, died March 9 1996, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Pelphrey was born August 4,1925, at Thealka, the daughter of the late Curtis Phelps and Erma Phelps Carothers. She was a member of the First Church of God. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Earl Pelphrey, on July 13 1981. Surviving are five sons, George "Butch" Pelphrey of Volga, Billie, Keith and Earl Pelphrey Jr., all of Dayton, Ohio, and Sam Pelphrey of Wittensville; four daughters, Darlene Davis and Denise Brook, both of Dayton, Ohio, Paulette Laws of Centerville, Ohio, and Yvonne Smith of Joplin, Missouri; and 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at Little Mud Lick Church of God at Staffordsville, with Rev. Clay Norman officiating. Burial will be in Pelphrey Cemetery at Volga, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
   
PENIX, Jim Jack

1938-1996
Jim Jack Penix, 58, died March 24, 1996. Mr. Penix was born March 10, 1938 in Johnson County, the son of Port and Stella Penix. He was a maintenance worker for Kentucky State Highway garage. He was preceeded in death by his father, Port Penix. He is survived by his mother, Stella Penix Mollet of Wabash, Tennessee; his wife, Margaret (Walters) Penix; two sons, Jim Jack Penix Jr. of Van Lear and Larry Joe Penix of Beckley, two daughters, Kathy Music of Wabash, Indiana and Debra Lynn Ratliff of Paintsville; three brothers, Joe Penix of Sitka, John Penix of Meally and Port Bill Penix of Wabash, Indiana; and five grandchildren. Services will be Thursday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Jones Preston Funeral Home with Charles Banks and Don Fairchild officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of services. Paintsville Herald 3-27-1996
   
PRESTON, Homer

1914-1996
Homer Preston age 82 a Meally resident,  died March 19,1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born in River on March 17, 1914 the son of William James  and Myrtle Spears Preston. Mr. Preston is survived by his wife, Marie Ward Preston; three sons, Chester A. Preston of Milan, Michigan, Gerald P. Preston of Paintsville and Wilbur D. Preston of Reeds Springs, Missouri; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, William James Preston Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, Raymond Preston of boonscarnp; three sisters, Stella Craig and Irene Parsons, both of Catlettsburg and Barbara Franklin of River. Funeral services were held March 22, at the  Buffalo United Baptist Church, with Glen Penix,  Thierel Daniel and Douglas Ward officiating. Burial was at Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville.  Paintsvlle Funeral Home was in charge of  services.
   
RATLIFF, Garnett (Caudill)

1945-1996
Paintsville resident Garnett Ratliff, 50. died Tuesday, March 12 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ratliff was born August 21 1945, in Johnson County, the daughter of Zetta Mae Hitchcock Caudill and the late Raleigh Caudill. She was a Homemaker and a member of Beechwall United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Ratliff of Paintsville, and one brother, Ben Caudill, of Volga. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16 at Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander with Jerry Colvin and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known as "TOPSY RATLIFF CEMETERY"
   
SKAGGS, Elzie Martin

1916-1996
Elzie Martin Skaggs, 80, of Hilliard; Ohio, died Tuesday, March 5 1996 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. A member of Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church of Blaine, he was retired from Marble Cliff. Mr. Skaggs was preceded in death by his wife, He is survived by three sons, Larry Skaggs of Hilliard, Jim Skaggs of Grove City, Ohio; and Donnie Skaggs of Kentucky; five brothers, Carl Skaggs of Martha, Hurl Skaggs of Blaine, Escome Skaggs of Columbus, Ohio, Hunter Skaggs of Grandview, Ohio and Wilbur Skaggs of Martha; and one sister, Lois Skaggs of Martha. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 7, with, Tidd Funeral Home of Hilliard in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-20-1996
   
SMITH, Ruth H. (Goins)

1925-1996
Ruth H. Goins Smith, 70, died March 11,1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center Mrs. Smith was born August 15,1925, in Johnson County, the daughter L.D. and Minnie Richardson Goins, and was a member of Pinsonfork Church of God. She is survived by two sons, Michael L. Smith of Paintsville and Gary D. Smith of Stone; two broth ers, Ivan Goins of Aflex and Gordon Goins of Logan, West Virginia; three sisters, Brookie Large of Columbus, Ohio, Hazel Felty of Los Angeles, California and Evelyn Curry of Huntington, West Virginia and four grandchildren. Funeral services Were held March 13 at the Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, with Lindsey  Cornett  officiating.  Burial was at Mt. View Memory Gardens in Huddy. Paintsville herald 3-27-1996
   
SPARKS, Paul "Pauley"

1940-1996
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Paul "Pauley" Sparks, 55, who died March 17, 1996 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin.  He was born May 2, 1940 in Johnson County, the son of Ova J. and Lucille Colvin Sparks.  Mr. Sparks is survied by four daughters, Mary McDavid of Boonscamp, Diana Smith of Lewistown, Ohio, Debra Seeley of Richwood, Ohio, and Paulett Ricks of Jackson Center, Ohio, and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services were March 19, 1996 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial was at the family cemetery, Sparks Branch, Flat Gap.  Paintsville herald Thursday 03/20/1996
   
STAMBAUGH, Eula (VanHoose)

1996
Eula Stambaugh, 86, died March 22 1996, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. She was the daughter of Charlie and Sara Vanhoose. She is survived by two sons, Charles T. Stambaugh of Nippa and Dwight Stambaugh of Thelma;two daughters Bonnita VanHoose and Sara Faye Taylor, both of Nippa; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchldren; one great great grandchild; Funeral services were March 25 at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in the Roy Meadows Cemetery in Nippa, Jones Preston Funeral Home was in charge of services. Paintsville Herald 3-27-1996
   
VANHOOSE, Gregory D.

1952 1996
Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, 1996 for Gregory D. VanHoose, 43, who died Friday, March 8, 1996, at his Meally residence. Mr. VanHoose was born April 12,1952, in Johnson County, the son of Jewel Kimbler. Surviving are his mother; two brothers, Boyd and Joey Kimbler, both of Nippa; and one sister Debbie Arlette Castle of Knoxville, Tennessee. Officiating at services at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Dick VanHoose and Marvin Castle. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Meally.
   
VICARS, Ethel (Wright)

1907-1996
Ethel Wright Vicars, 89, of Hager Hill died Sunday, March 3 1996 at Highland regional Medical Center. Mrs. Vicars was born February 26, 1907 at Eudoria city, the daughter of the late Andy and Miranda Anderson Wright. She was a member of the Faith Bible Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Don Vicars. Surviving are two sons, Hubert Vicars of Puerto Vallarts, Mexico and Bob Vicars of Charleston, West Virginia; three daughters, Naomi Armstrong of Hager Hill, Ellene Childers of Arlington, Virginia and Pamela Woalford of Martin; four brothers, Cecil Wright of Cleveland, Tennessee, Hencil Wright of Elkhorn City; Sterling Wright of Mousie and William Wright of Pikeville; one sister, Thelma Hampton of Pikeville and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 6 at 12 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg with Rev. Don Crisp officiating. burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald March 1996
   
WARD, Garnet M.

1996
Former Boons Camp resident,Garney M. Ward,74, died Mar.30,1996, at his residence in North Bergen, New Jersey. Mr. Ward was born January 22, 1922, in Davis Port, the son of Orza and Mary Sturgill Necessary. He was a retired school leather in the Johnson County School system. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eugene Ward. Surviving him are two sons, Anthony Ward of Paintsville and John Ward of Boons Camp; five daughters, Patricia Gallion of Boca Raton, Florida, Lynda Ward of Downey, California, Deborah C. Pelphrey of Paintsville, Phoebe J. Del Boccio of North Bergen, New Jersey and Joan M. Daniels of Valdese, North Carolina; two brothers, Frank Necessary of Mechanicsburg, Maryland and Charles Ray Necessary of Speedwell, Tennessee; two sisters, Beatrice Denninson of Ethel, West Virginia and Jean Graco of Williamson, West Virginia; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4, 1996 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Brown and Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky. NOTE: This obit is as it was published.
IT SHOULD HAVE READ:
Former Boons Camp resident, Garney M. (Nesessary) Ward, 74, died Mar.30,1996, at her residence in North Bergen, New Jersey. Mrs. Ward was born January 22, 1922, in Davis Port, the daughter of Orza and Mary Sturgill Necessary. She was a retired school teacher in the Johnson County School system. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Ward. Surviving her are two sons


    
WHITE, John

1955-1996

Auxier resident, John White, 40, died March 21 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. White was born August 1, 1955, in Delbarton, West Virginia, the son of John and Lucille Ginther White. He was a construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Combo White; two sons, John Allen White of Acxon, Indiana and Alex Lee White of Prestonsburg, one brother, Ervin Printice Farley Ginther of Auxier; two sisters Orie Jackson of Waldo and Ada Caudill of Auxier. Services were held on March 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Spencer and Roger Music officiating. Burial was at White Cemetery in Elk Creek, West Virginia. Paintsville Herald 3-27-1996

   
WHITMAN, Helen (Meade)
1919-1999

Washington, D. C. resident Helen Meade Whitman, 76 died Saturday, March 2, 1999 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Maspchusettes. Born in Van Lear on October 7 1919 to Thomas Jefferson and Ida Whitman Adams Meade, Mrs Whitman was a retired registered nurse. She served as a Second Lieutenant in the Nurse Corp of the U.S. Army. Preceded by her husband, Stanlet Whitman, Sr., in 1993, she is survived by two sons, Stanley Whitman Jr. of Guayaquil, Ecquador, and Charles Ned Whitman of West Springfield; one daughter, Susan Halbert of Bethesda, Maryland; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 6, at the Chapel of Ft. Meyers in Arlington National Cemetery with Cierpial Memorial Homes of Chicopee, Massachusetts in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the National 4-H Council Support Health Careers Program, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Mar.20 1996

  
WILLIAMS, Robert Lee Jr.
1943-1996
Meally resident Robert Lee Williams Jr., 53, died March 10 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born February 3, ,1943 in Johnson County, the son of Vina Spriggs and the late Robert Williams Sr. He was employed in the field of building construction. Surviving are his mother; two sons, Robert Williams II of Isonville and Stephen G. Williams of Smithville, Ohio; five sisters, Anna Ruth Williams of Meally, Joan Williams, of Thelma, and Shelba Muncy, Wanda McCarty and Betty Powers, all of Springfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Services will be held today, March 13, at 2 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Blair officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery at Meally.



APRIL - 1996
   
   
BALDWIN, Leaborn A.
1908-1996
Leaborn A. Baldwin, 87, died April 4 1996, at his residence in Oil Springs. Mr. Baldwin was born October 22 1908, in Johnson County, the son of John and Myrtle Lemaster Baldwin. He was a retired meter reader in the oil fields and a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Reed Baldwin, four sons, Lee Baldwin, Johnny Baldwin and Lowell Baldwin, all of Oil Springs and Larry Baldwin of Paintsville; three daughters, Anna Marie, Colvin of Curtis, Ohio, Dora Meade and Mary Cantrell both of Oil Springs; one brother, Hershell Baldwin of Oil Springs; two sisters, Oakley Reed of Oil Springs and Edna E. Arms of Shelbyville, Michigan; 29 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 7, 1996 at Paintsville Funeral Home with Elders Douglas Ward, Rutherford Blair and Donald Ray Baldwin officiating. Pallbearers were Branch Colvin Jr., Randy Baldwin, Mark Meade, David Keith Cantrell, Doug Baldwin, Larry Baldwin Jr. and Greg Baldwin. Burial was at the Baldwin Cemetery in Oil Springs Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.
   
BAYES, Pauline (Hitchcock)
1918-1996
Pauline Bayes, 78, died April 1, 1996, at the Greenbriar Convalescent Center in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Mrs. Bayes was born February 26,1918, in Johnson County, the daughter of Johnnie and, Mollie Colvin Hitchcock. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse H. Bayes. She is survived by one brother, Don Hitchcock of Lucasville, Ohio. Funeral service were held April 3 1996 at the Little Ettie Old Baptist Church with Elder Paris Tackitt, Ivory Sowards and Johnny Thornsberry officiating. Burial was at Salisbury Cemetery near Stockdale, Ohio.


    
BLAIR, June (Fairchild)

1911 1996

June Fairchild Blair, 84, died Tuesday, April 23, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Blair was born August 29, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Louisa Howard Fairchild. She is preceeded in death by her husband, Herbert Blair and one daughter, Barbara Cauley. Surviving are one daughter, Jessica Blair of Youngstown; Ohio; one brother, Bennie Fairchild of Waverly, Ohio; four sisters, May Lemaster of Thealka, Margie Fairchild of Stambaugh, Alma McCarty, and Malta Blair both of Paintsville; 17 grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren. Services were held April 26, 1996 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was at the Fairchild Cemetery in Oil Springs.


   
COMPTON, Chester F.

1923-1996
Chester P Compton 72, died April 2 1996, at his residence in Paintsville. Mr.Compton was born May 2, in Pike County the son of James and Elizabeth Rowe Compton. He was a retired United Methodist minister, retired U.S. Army Major and 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by his wife, Irene (Little) Compton; one son; Paul Kevin Compton of Lexington; two daughters, Pamela Irene Compton of Beckley, West Virginia and and Tammy Lynn Compton of Paintsville; two brothers Jasper Compton of Jackson, Ohio; and James D Compton of Virgie; three sisters, Corrine Compton of Sacramento, California, Ann Jacobson of Chicago, Illinois and Thelma Coburn of Prestonsburg; fice grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4, 1996 at the First United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Terry L. Reffett officiating. Graveside committal service conducted by the U.S. Army detail from Ft. Campbell. Burial was at Q.T. Hinton Mausoleum, Johnson Cemetery in Pikeville.


CONLEY, Jack "Crate"
1938-1996
Jack "Crate" Conley, 57, died April 3, 1996, at his residence in Oil Springs. Mr. Conley was born November 17, 1939, in Johnson County, the son of Earl and Ethel Fairchild Conley. He was a coal miner. He is survived by one son, Mike Conley of Oil Springs; one daughter, Paula Rowland of Oil Springs and two grandchildren. Burial was April 5, 1996 at the Conley Family Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald 1996


CONLEY, Ruth (Blair)
1907-1996
Ruth Conley, 88, died April 4, 1996, at Scott County General Hospital in Georgetown. Mrs. Conley was born April 28, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Lydia Burke Blair. She is preceded in death by her husband, Linzie Conley. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Blair of Hager Hill and Ruie Kestner of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were held April 7, 1996 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with David Keith Castle and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was at Conley Cemetery in Hager Hill. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald 1996


DAVIS, Neva (Mills)
1907 1996
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Neva Davis, 89, who died April 14, 1996 at her residence in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Davis was born January 26, 1907, in Martin County; the daughter of Epperson And Lillie Mills. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Davis and son; Lee Epperson. Surviving are one daughter, Hazel Ford of Columbus; five sons, Earl Davis of Versailes, Johnny Davis of Somerset, Herman Russell Davis of West Virginia, Leonard Davis of Meally, Kenneth Davis of Columbus; one sister, Lesta Boyd of Tomahawk; 17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 18, 1996 at Trace Fork United Baptist Church in Tomahawk with Glenn Penix, Claude Mollett, Kenneth Preece and Ronnie Mills officiating. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery in Davisport.


DELONG, Mitchel
1909-1996
Mitchel Delong, 87, died April, 2, 1996, at his residence in Van Lear. Mr. Delong was born January 9 1909, in Johnson County, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Sammons Delong. He was a retired store merchant, coal miner and construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Collins Delong; two sons, Larry K. Delong and Gerald L. Delong both of Van Lear; two daughters, Doris Ann Music of Marion, Indiana and Diana Marlene Burchell of Van Lear; one brother, Willie "Bill" Delong of Van Lear; two sisters, Nancy Stewart of Paintsville and Audrey Deerfield of Cleveland, Ohio; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 5,1996 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Keith Cozort officiating. Burial was at Johnson County Memorial in Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.


HALL, Esther (Elkins)
1944-1996
Esther Elkins Hall, 55, died April 8, 1996, at her residence in Meally, Ky. Mrs. Hall was born November 30, 1940, in Johnson County the daughter of Bill and Omie Music Elkins. She was a nurse's aide. Surviving her are her husband, Eugene Hall; two sons, Keith Hall and Billy Hall both of Paintsville; one daughter, Kathy Craft of Meally; one brother Roy F Elkins, of West Virginia; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 11,1996 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.  Dick VanHoose will officiate. Burial will be at the Elkins Family Cemetery in Meally. All arrangements are being handled by Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


HONEYCUTT, Orville
1927-1996
Orville Honeycutt, 68, of RR1 CR 375S, Akron, IN died Thursday, April 11, 1996 at his residence. He had been ill since January 1996. Mr. Honeycutt was born May 17, 1927 at Paintsville, KY to Valentine and Dollie Honeycutt. A resident of Akron since February 1996, he came from Blaine, KY. He married Virginia P. Reed April 5, 1945 at Boon's Camp, KY. He was retired in 1971 from Wabash Alloys, Wabash, IN. He was a member of the House of Prayer Church of Akron, IN and Blaine, KY. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Darin (Linda) Fields of Wabash, IN; seven sons - Jerry (and Brenda) L. Honeycutt of North Manchester, Danny (and Brenda) J. Honeycutt, Jim (and Kay) Honeycutt, Larry (and Debbie) Honeycutt, Harold (and Roxanne) Honeycutt, all of Wabash, Bill (and Teresa) Honeycutt and Darrell (and Sheila) Honeycutt, both of Akron; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters - Mrs. Erma Webb and Miss Panzie Honeycutt, both of Boon's Camp, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents and two broth-ers. Funeral service was held Sunday, April 14, 1996 at the House of Prayer, SR 114E, Akron, IN with the Rev. Danny Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN. Foster & Good Funeral Home of Akron was in charge of arrangements.


KESTNER, Ernest
1929-1996
Ernest Kistner, 66, died Tuesday April 30, 1996, at Hall  Medical Center. Mr. Kistner was born Nov 1 1929, in Johnson County, the son of Sam and Goldie Music Kistner, He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Christine Fuller Kistner three sons, James Shawhan of Indiana and Brian Kistner  and Christopher Kistner, both Meally; one daughter, Norma Whitt of Paintsville; two brothers, Walter Kistner of Florida and Elige Kistner of Paintsville; two sisters, Bessie Green and Junie Blevins of Logan, West Virgina, and five grandchildren. Services were Friday, May 3 1996, at the Upper Room Penecostal Church. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery Staffordsville,  Johnson Co Ky.


LEMASTER, Emerel H.
1919-1996
Emerel H. Lemaster, 77, died April 16, 1996, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio. Mr. Lemaster was born January 12, 1919, in Win, the son of  ----- and Laura -------- ---- . He is survived by his wife, Ruby, two sons, Jimmy Lemaster of Fairborn, Ohio and Jerry Lemaster of New Carlisle, Ohio; four daughters, Beulah Book of Noblesville, Indiana, Berneice Brebinski, Judy Palmatier and Angela Powers, all of New Caslisle; two sisters, Mae Lemaster and Myrtle Hitchcock, both of Beaver, Ohio; one brother, Hasten Lemaster of Lucasville, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Services were held Aptil 19, 1996 at Trostel, Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home in New Carlisle with Rev. Dallas Barker officiating. Burial was in New Carlisle Cemetery. Paintsville Herald


MCFADDIN, Lottle (Montgomery)
1926-1996
Lottie M. McFaddin, 69, died April 16,1996. Mrs. McFaddin was born April 28, 1926, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Bernie and Dora Phips Howard Montgomery. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vonnie. Surviving her are one son, Anthony McFaddin  of South Charleston, Ohio; two daughters, Sharon Isaac and Katherine Isaac, also of  South Charleston; four sisters, Lola Jackson of Springfield, Ohio, Shirley Montgomery of Selma, Ohio, Myrtle Helton of Salyersville and Julie Ratliff of Paintsville; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at Conroy Funeral Home with Rev. Gaylord Jenkins officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.


MEEK, Oscar
1915-1996
Oscar Meek, 80, died April 3, 1996. Mr. Meek was born December 9, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Delta Murray Meek. He was a retired school teacher, a member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge #885, VFW and DAV. Mr. Meek was a World War II Army veteran having served with distinction in the European theater operation, the Battle of the Bulge and notably in Iceland. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Burke Meek; one son, Paul D. Meek of Orlando, Florida; two daughter, Joyce Ann Meek of West Van Lear and Sharon Meek O'Brien of Jamestown; one brother, Omer Meek of Stanford; one sister, Bernice Ratliff of Hager Hill; three grandchildren, Kathryn Elizabeth Meek, Rachel Leann Meek and Joseph Patrick Meek. Funeral services were April 1, 1996 at the First Christian Church in Paintsville. Eldon Rucker officiated. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park with military graveside services conducted by the DAV Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


MURPHY, Doris (Hall)
1946-1996
Doris June Murphy, 50 died April 05, 1996, at her residence in Auxier. Mrs. Murphy was born January 08, 1946, in Floyd County, the daughter of Eliza and Hassie Ward Hall. She is survived by her husband, Lester Murphy; two sons, James Lee Murphy and Lester Murphy, Jr., both of Auxier; three brothers, Paul Hall, Danny Monroe, and Larry Burns Hall, all of Columbus, Alice Corder of Auxier, Kathy Roderick of Florida, and Debra Burchett of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held April 08, 1996, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Manford Fannin and Don Barkley officiating. Burial was at the family cemetery in Auxier. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


OSBORNE, Flem
1904-1996
Paintsville resident, Flem Osborne, 91, died April 25, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Osborne was born July 5, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Andy and Louise Riley Osborne. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Stambaugh Osborne; a son, Ben Osborne of Stambaugh; two daughters, Barbara Sue Quillen of Stambaugh and Kathleen Osborne of Salyersville; a sister, Malta Stambaugh of Stambaugh, and nine grandchildren. Services were Saturday, May 4, 1996, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Jamey Kelly Caudill and Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Stambaugh.


PERRY, Joshua David
1982-1996
Floyd County resident, Joshua David Perry, 13, died April 21, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Joshua was born December 31, 1982 in Prestonsburg, the son of John and Jeanie He is survived by parents; two brothers, Brad Perry and Shawn Perry both of Daniels Creek; paternal grandparents, Thelma Perry of Middle Creek and John Perry of Abbott Creek; maternal grandmother, Margie Morrison of Daniels Creek and Paternal great grandmother, Erma Perry of West Prestonsburg. Services will be held today, April 24, 1996 at 1:00 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lorie Vannucci officiating. Burial will follow in the Morrison Family Cemetery in Daniels Creek.


RAY, Ora David
1936-1996
Ora David Ray, 59, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Ray was born June 2, 1936 in Johnson county, the son of Walter and Edna Lilly ray. He was retired from the US Navy following 26 years of service. He is survived by one son, David Ray of Hebron, Ohio; one sister, Elva Mary Olson of Hillsboro, New Hampshire; and four grandchildren. Services were held April 27, 1996 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Paintville Herald


REDD, Edd Dupuy
1914-1996
A Memorial Service For Edd Dupuy Redd Will Be Held Saturday, June 1, 1996, At Highland Memorial Park In Staffordsville. Mr. Redd Died April 16,1996, At Bixby Knolls Towers Convalescence Center In Long Beach California. He Was Born June 10, 1914, In Hampton, Virginia, The Son Of John And Ruby Redd. He Was A Self-Employed Real Estate Agent And A Prominent Businessman In Johnson County. He Is Preceded In Death By His Wife, Sara Wells Redd. He Is Survived By Two Sons, John Edward Redd, and William Randolph Redd; two daughters, Margaret Judith Hilgers, and Sara Kay Dorsey


REFFETT, John George
1915-1996
John George Reffett, 81, died April 2,1996, at Paul B. Hall. Medical Center. Mr. Reffett was born March 21, 1915, in Floyd County, the son of Witten and Eva Wright Reffett. He was a retired miner. He is survived by two sons, Calvin Reffett of Rochester, Indiana and George Reffett of Grayson; one daughter, Eva Woodcox of Rochester, Indiana; four brothers, Henry Reffett of Maytown, Shannon Reffett of California, Witten Reffett Jr. of New York and Paul Reffett of LaGrange, Indiana; six sisters, Josie Patton of Atlanta, Georgia, Jenny Case of Hamden, Ohio, Lottie Kotterman of Kokomo, Indiana, Kelsa Carr, Vada Quackenbush and Ressie Godbe, all of Rochester, Indiana; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 6, 1996 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.


ROSS, Agnes (Daniels)
1911-1996
Agnes Daniels Ross, 85, died April 2, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ross was born February 15, 1911, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Orlando and Ollie Wheeler Daniels. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy R. Ross. She is survived by two sons, Jackie Ross and Don Ross both of Paintsville;   tow daughters, Peggy Castle of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Ruth Ann Brickley of Knoxville, Tennessee; Two brothers, Herschel Daniels of Paintsville and Bill Daniels of Flatwoods; four sisters, Ruby Moss of Lucasville, Ohio, Hazel Franklin and Elizabeth Mollette both of Paintsville and Freda Conley of Danville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4, 1996 at Paintsville United Baptist Church with Mike Castle officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


SPEARS, Ernestine
1923-1996
Tutor Key resident, Ernestine Spears, 73, died Sunday, April 21 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Ms. Spears was born January 15, 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of Albert and Emma Daniels Spears. She was a bookkeeper at F.S. VanHoose Lumber Company. Surviving her are several nieces and nephews. Services were held April 24, 1996, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Gary Blair officiating. Pallbearers were Alvin Castle, Mike Craft, Hark O'Bryan, Paul Preston, Mike Jones and Meril Preston. Honorary pallbearers were Emogene Burton, Neva Blair, Becky Lewis, Doris Miller, Leiata Jo Nelson, Margaret Preston, Mary Burton Rigsby,  Francis Thacker and Mary Louise VanHoose. Burial was at the Wells  Cemetery in Paintsville.


SPEARS, Windel
1939-1996
Windel Spears, 56, died April 7, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Spears was born June 11, 1939, in Johnson County, the son of Henry Spears and Ora Ramey Spears. He is survived by his wife Beverly Bowen Spears; one son, William Windel Spears of Grundy City, Iowa; one daughter, Doris Ann Spears of Oil Springs; two brothers, Eugene Spears of Mill Creek and Huey Spears of Ohio; three sisters, Myrtle Conley of Mill Creek, Neva Rodregez and Billy Ann Hinkle both of Ohio and two grandchildren. Funeral services are Wednesday, April 10,1996 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home David Keith Castle will officiate. Burial will be at Perkins Family Cemetery in Swamp Branch. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


TACKETT, Daisy Mae (Laney)
1948-1996
Daisy Mae Tackett, 47, died Sunday, April 21, 1996 at her resident in East Point. Mrs. Tackett was  born August 3, 1948, in Johnson County, the daughter of Dave and Mae Smith Laney. She is survived by her husband, Noah Tackett; two sons, Thomas Edward Tackett of Plymouth, Ohio; and Noah Tackett Jr. of East Point; one stepson, John Edwin Tackett of Monroeville, Ohio; five brothers, Dave John Laney and Robert Laney, both of Shiloh, Ohio, James Laney and Joe Laney, both of Mansfield, Ohio and Robert Laney of Paintsville and one grandchild. Services were held, April 23, 1996 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Jack Woody and Ellis Stevenson officiated. Burial was at Tackett Mollett Cemetery in Lick Fork.


VANHOOSE, 0ra E. (Preston)
1900-1996
Tutor Key resident, Ora E. VanHoose, 95, died April 16,1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born September 19, 1900, in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank M. and Julia Daniel Preston. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bert E. VanHoose. Surviving her are one son, Leo Ottis VanHoose, of Ft. Meyers, Florida; one daughter, Lettrice Joy Conley of Paintsville; four grandchilen, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Services were held April 18, 1996 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial was at Preston Cemetery in Tutor Key.


VANHOOSE, Philip Roger
1943-1996
Philip Roger  VanHoose, 52, died Tuesday, April 30,1996. Mr. Vanhoose was born May 31, 1943, in Johnson County, the son of Proctor and Hazel Mae VanHoose. Surviving are a son, Philip VanHoose of Little Rock, Arkansas; a daughter, Sandra VanHoose of Hager Hill; three brothers, James 0. VanHoose of Volga, Larry VanHoose of Wittensville, and John Martin VanHoose of Little Rock, Arkansas, and a sister, Sandra Jane Jones of Hager Hill. Services were Friday, May 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald 5-8-1996


WARD, Oakley
1910-1996
River resident, Oakley Ward; 85, died April 25, 1996, at his home. Mr. Ward was born May 28, 1910 in Martin County; the son C.C. and Tilda Williamson Ward. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Wheeler Ward. Surviving are two sons, L.C. Ward of River; Jackie Ward of, West Van Lear; two daughters, Bonnie Castle of Paintsville; Sandy Pack of Lowmansville; one sister, Iona Booth of Cabin Creek, West Virginia; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Services were held Sunday, April 28,1996 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gordon Ward officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Whitehouse.


WARD, Sarah Jane (Preston)
1923-1996
Sarah Jane Ward, 73, died at her home in River, Sunday, April 21, 1996. Mrs. Ward was born in Johnson County on April 9, 1923, the daughter of Willie and Virgie Price Preston. She is preceeded in death by her husband, Carl Ward. Surviving are two sons, Garry Ward of West Carrolton, Ohio and Gordon Ward of River; two daughters, Linda Lewis of Trabuco Canyon, California; and Jeanene Lash of Virginia Beach, Virginia; one sister, Ruth Gerisch of Columbus; Ohio; and ten grandchildren. Services were held April 24, 1996, at River United Baptist Church with Charles Price and John Sparks officiating. Burial was at River Church Cemetery. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of services. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 1 1996


    
WILLIAMS, Shelby B.

1906-1996

Shelby B. Williams, 89, died April 1, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born September 10, 1906, in Red Bush, the son of Milt and Minnie Bond Williams. He was a retired photographer and a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rouie Hill Williams; one daughter, Bonnie Auxier of Paintsville; two granddaughters and four great grandchildren . Funeral services were held April 4, 1996 at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Blair, Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Jerry Brown officiating. Burial was at the Williams Cemetery in Red Bush. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




MAY - 1996
BROWN, Etta (Gambill)
1901-1996
Etta Gambill Brown, 95, of Paintsville, died Saturday, May 25, 1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She was born January 9, 1901, the daughter of Levi Sherman and Elizabeth Coffee Gambill of Morgan County. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey E. Brown. She is survived by four sons, Proctor Brown, of Paintsville, Dewey Brown Jr. of West Liberty, James Allen Brown of Flemmingsburg and Jackson Eugene Brown of London; one sister, Mexie Swope of Hammond, Indiana; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral service were held Tuesday, May 28, 1996 at Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church Relief. Burial was at the Brown Family Cemetery in Relief.

CANTRELL, Lucinda
1928-1996
Lucinda Cantrell, 68, of Van Lear, died May 12,1996, at Central Baptist Hospital Lexington, Ky. She was born in Scioto County, Ohio, April 23,1928, the daughter,, of George Franklin and Dorothy McCallister She is survived by her husband Mance "Red" Cantrell; one son Scott of Pennsylvania; two step-sons Tim Cantrell of West Vast. Lear; Mark Cantrell of Red Bush; one step- -daughter, Linda Nethercutt of Akron, Indiana; one grandchild; five step-great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, May 16, 1996 at United Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial will be at Johnson County Memorial in Staffordsville.


CONLEY, Wendell Ray
1907-1996
Wendell Ray Conley, 88, died Saturday, May 1, 1996 at his home. He was born September 3,1907, in Johnson County, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Dora Meade Conley. He is survived by his wife, Zora May Combs Conley, one daughter, Brenda Ann Conley Adams of Paintsville; five sisters, Hazel Johnson of Morehead; Florence Meade of Vanceburg; Fern Lyon of Blaine; Ruth McKenzie of Flat Gap; Anna Jewell Beculhimer of Columbus, Ohio; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Services were held Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at First United Methodist Church.  Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


DANIEL, James Earl
1933-1996
Dr. James Earl Daniel, 62, died Wednesday, May 22, 1996, at his residence in Ashland. He was born November 10, 1933, in Johnson County, the son of David and Susie Gillispie Daniel. He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Meek Daniel; his mother; one son, Dr. James Daniel II of Ashland; two daughters, Teresa Metcalf of Ashland and Dr. Lisa Daniel of Louisville; one brother, Dr. Tom Daniel of Lexington; one sister, Debbie Frazier of Ashland; and three grandchildren. Dr. Daniel practiced family denistry in Ashland for 38 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and an active member in a number of community organizations. Services were held Saturday, May 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Ashland with Rev. Donald Young officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Mausoleum.


DANIEL, Minnie (Fraley)
1909 1996
Minnie Daniel, 87, died Sunday, May 12, 1996, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. She was born in Lawrence County, August 8, 1909, daughter of John and Laura Picklesimer Fraley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Daniel of Van Lear. She is survived by two sisters, Gloria Butcher of Van Lear and Shirley de Vora of Silver Lake, Indiana. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery in Staffordsville.


DAVIS, Hulda (Rigsby)
1908-1996
Hulda Rigsby Davis, 88, of Paintsville, died Saturday, May 25, 1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She was born February 15,1908, the daughter of Sherman and Susanne Rigsby. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Taylor Davis. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Davis of Paintsville, Janice Hammond of Springfield, Ohio; four sisters, Couza Elam of Salyersville, Hettie Prater, Ruby Johnson and Madge Patrick, all of Salyersville and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


DAVIS, William S.
1908-1996
William S. Davis, 87, of Louisa, died May 13, 1996, at the Three Rivers Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Nola Osborne Davis of Louisa; one daughter, Patricia Norford of Cottageville, West Virginia; one son, Kenneth Davis of Flat Gap; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa. Paintsville Herald 1996


DOWLER, Myrtle Marie (May)
1923-1996
Myrtle Marie May Dowler, 73, of Johnson County, died May 5, 1996, at Strouder Memorial Hospital in Troy, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1923, the daughter of Claude Grant and Lydia Jane Hackworth May. She is survived by her husband, John Russell Dowler; one granddaughter, Mrs. Kelly Cook of Baltimore, Maryland; one grandson, Monty Dowler of Union, Ohio; two sisters, Nellie Caudill of Thelma, and Betty Jennings of Lime, Ohio. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 8, 1996, at the Wickline Funeral Home in West Milton, Ohio, with Rev. Gary Minnich officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery in West Milton, Ohio. Paintsville Herald 1996


EVANS, Ruth (Spradlin)
1920-1996
Ruth Spradlin Evans, 75, of Middletown, Ohio, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, May 28, 1996, at Middletown Hospital, following an extended illness. Born August 1, 1920 in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Florence Brown Spradlin.  She was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Evans, one daughter, Donna Short of West Chester, Ohio; one son, Dr. Robert Clark Evans, of Hanover, Indiana; one sister, Garnet Fairchild of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Herbert Spradlin of East Point, Billy C. Spradlin of Prestonsburg, Scott Spradlin of Pikeville, and Henry Spradlin, Jr. of Blacksburg, Virginia; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Paintsville Herald 1996


FERGUSON, Martha Louise (Reed)
1927 1996
Martha Louise Ferguson, 69, of Paintsville, died Saturday, May 25,1996. She was born April 23,1927 the daughter of Chalmer and Della Mae Roberts Reed of Johnson County. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ferguson. She is survived by two sons, Newt Chalmer Ferguson of Keaton and Russell Doyle Ferguson of London, Ohio;, three daughters, Francis Rigsby of Keaton, Nancy Ann Jackson of Plain City, Ohio and Sandra Caldwell of London, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Reed of Portsmouth, Ohio and Charles Melvin Reed of Mann, West Virginia; two sisters, Deloris Brown of Banner and Shirley Whitley of Wheelersburg, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at the Old Paint Regular Baptist Church with Jerry Brown and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Martha.


GILLILAND, Larry
1937-1996
Larry Ray Gilliland, 59, died Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at his home. Mr. Gilliland was born May 2, 1937, in Marysville, Ohio, the son of Marvin Gilliland and Lula Montgomery Gilliland Wright. He is survived by his wife, Lola Carrinell formerly of Paintsville; a son, Patrick Gilliland of Richwood, Ohio; three daughters, Candace Scheiderer, Kimberly Scheiderer, and Amy Nicol, all of Marysville, Ohio; a brother, Wayne Gilliland of Powell, Ohio; a sister, Loretta Murray of Lucasville, Ohio, and eight grandchildren. Services were held Monday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, Oh. Burial was at Oakdale Cemetery. Paintsville Herald 5-15-1996


HACKWORTH, Donald
1939-1996
Donald Hackworth, 56, of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 19, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born December 27, 1939, in Johnson County the son of Robert L. and Lora Lou Hackworth. He is survived by his wife, Justene Slone Hackworth, one son; Donald Franklin Hackworth Jr. of Swamp Branch; four daughters, Debra Hamilton and Dianna Hackworth both of Staffordsville; Donna ward and Jennifer Hackworth both of Swamp Branch; Jeretta Walters of Boonscamp; two brothers, Jimmy Lee Hackworth of Swamp Branch; Herbert Hackworth of Oil Springs; two sisters, Thelma Jean Blair of Swamp Branch; Wanda Lou Lemaster of Riceville and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the family cemetery at Swamp Branch.


HIBBITT, Viola (Combs)
1925-1996
Viola Hibbitt, 70, of Van Lear, died Thursday, May 16, 1996, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. She was born in Johnson County, June 10, 1925, the daughter of Carew and Virgie Combs. She is survived by her husband, Albert Hibbitt, two daughters, Wanda Jones of Boonscamp; Linda Daniels of Wabash, Indiana; two brothers, Ervin Combs of Largo, Indiana; Logan Combs of Wabash, Indiana; one sister, Virginia McCloud of Paintsville; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, May 20, 1996, at Jones - Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Salyers Family Cemetery at Hager Hill.


HOLBROOK, Emery
1921 1996
Emery Holbrook, 75, died Thursday, May 16, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. He was born January 5, 1921, the son  of John and Lillie Smith Holbrook of Johnson County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Cantrell Holbrook. He is survived by six brothers, Willie Holbrook and Fred Holbrook both of Flat Gap; Otto Holbrook, James Holbrook, and Clayton Holbrook all of Red Bush; Hady Holbrook of Marion, Ohio; and Jessie Holbrook of Elna. Funeral services were held May, 19,1996, at Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery in Elna.


HONEYCUTT, Evaline (Collins)
1931-1996
Evaline Honeycutt, 65, of Sitka, died Friday, May 10, 1996, at King's Daughter's Hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Honeycutt was born on February 7, 1931, in Johnson County, the daughter of Christopher Collins and Liby Goble. She is survived by her husband, James Monroe Honeycutt; four sons; Randle Honeycutt, Christopher Honeycutt, Rusell Honeycutt, and Randy Honeycutt, all of Sitka; three daughters; Kathern Stambaugh of Sitka; Lois Burchett of Lowmansville; and Edith Evline Stambaugh of Marengo, Ohio; two brothers; Sammie Lafferty of Cow Creek; Elmer Gene Collins of Stamping Ground; three sisters; Vangie Sweeney of Georgetown; Clorence Clark of Sitka; Edith Music of Floyd County; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 14, at the Jones-Preston funeral home. Burial was at the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald. 5-15-1996


JARVIS, Elsie (Sponaugle)
1906  1996
Mrs. Elsie Jarvis, 89, of Prestonsburg, died May 10,1996, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. Mrs. Jarvis was born June 26, 1906, in Gassaway, West Virginia, the daughter of Richard L. and Essie Parker Sponaugle. Surviving is one son, Pete Jarvis of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. Services were held Monday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tommy Valentine officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


JAYNE, Rollie
1920  1996
Rollie Jayne, 76, of Stout, died Thursday, May 9, 1996, at a Columbus hospital. He was born April 11,1920, the son of the late Andrew and Dena Pendleton Jayne, he was a retired contractor for the U.S. Postal Service. Surviving are his wife, Carabel Collignon Jayne; five sons, Ron Jayne and Jeff Jayne, both o Franklin Furnace, Charles Jayne of Wheelersburg, Mike Jayne of Sandy Springs and Robert Jayne of Stout; two daughters, Rita Jayne Lewis of Lucasvllle and Pamela Jayne of Zolfo Spring, Florida; four sisters, Cynthia Creamer of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Pauline Lewis of Blanchester, Ruby Wallace of North Augusta, South Carolina, and Ella Cuesta of Orlando Florida; nine grandchildren and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers Robert and Charles Jayne. Services  were held Monday at Melcher Funeral Home in Portsmouth, Ohio, with the Rev. Forrest Chamberlin officiating, and interment in McKendree Cemetery.


JENKINS, John
1923-1996
John Jenkins, 52, of Alliance, Ohio, died May 28, 1996, at his home. He was born June 18, 1923, in Paintsville, the son of Oliver and Lennie Jerkins. He is survived by his wife, Helen Jerkins; three daughters, Julie Hopple of Glen Arbor, Michigan, Pat Gibbons of Western Springs, Illinois;  and Phyllis Jenkins of Chicago, Illinois; two sons, John Jenkins Jr. of Clemmons, North Carolina and Jere Howard of West Lafayette, Indiana; one sister, Margaret Wells of Paintsville and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, at Cassady Turdle Christian Funeral Home with Thomas Dyer officiating.


MCKENZIE, Willard
1909-1996
Auxier resident, Willard McKenzie, 86, died Tuesday, May 28, 1996 at Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1909, in Welston, Ohio, the son of Troy and Ida Stevens McKenzie. He is survived by his wife, Opal Goble McKenzie; two sons, Willard McKenzie and Danny McKenzie both of Auxier; two daughters, sue Preston of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Donna Moore of Columbus, Ohio; and twenty grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Auxier Free Will Baptist church with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial is to take place at the Government Relocation Cemetery in Auxier. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of services. Paintsville Herald May 1996


MEEK, Dalen Lee
1932-1996
Dalen Lee Meek, 64, of Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday, May 16,1996 at Park Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born January 25, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of Elbert and Anna Ward Meek. He was survived by his wife, Louise Castle Meek; two daughters, Jifana McQuire and Wilma Bear; two grandsons, Justin Matson, Joshua Bear; his stepmother, Mary Meek of River; eight half- brothers, Delbert, Howard, Ray, Landis, Dennis, Thomas, Luther and Winfrey; two half sisters, [Partial Obit]


MEEK, Emma Jean (Preston)
1932 1996
Meally resident, Emma Jean Preston Meek, 63, died May 24, 1996 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born November 17, 1932, in Johnson County, the daughter of Elmer and Rebecca May Preston.  She is survived by her husband, George Meek; one son, David Meek of Meally; one brother, James Preston of Galmer, Texas; and three sisters, Arlene Pruett of Shreveport, Louisiana, Rosa Lee Harmon and Lillie Shope both of Ironton, Ohio. Services were held Monday, May 27, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Jack Brown officiating. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


MONTGOMERY, Bobby Joe
1937-1996
Bobby Joe Montgomery,  59, of Winchester, died Saturday, May 11, 1996 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Obrie and  Lennie Cantrell Montgomery. He was co-owner of the Montgomery Brothers Trucking Company and for many years was a golf pro at the Winchester Country Club. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Winchester. Surviving are his wife, Flora Patrick Montgomery; one daughter, Sheila Hampton; two sons, Jeff Montgomery and. Shawn Montgomery; and one brother, Bill Montgomery all of Winchester; four sisters, Elizabeth Honeycutt and Judy Daniels both of Paintsville, and Betty Preston and Linda Montgomery of Utica, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday, May 14, at Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester with Dr. Don Mathis and Dr. Edward Mesta officiating. Burial took place in Clarmont Memorial Gardens in Clark County.


RATLIFF, Faye (Arms)
1922-1996
Faye Arms Ratliff 73, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 26, 1996. She was born September 28, 1922, the daughter of Morris and Dora Hall Arms of Hager Hill. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny Spencer, in 1959 and her second husband,  Virgil Ratliff, in 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Spencer of Dayton, Ohio and Betty Hill of Hager Hill; three step-daughters, Betty Thompson, Judy Pruitt and Leola Smith, all of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, Tony Arms and Bert Arms, both of Hager Hill and Lundy Arms of Paintsville; three grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 30, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.


SISCO, Samantha Hayley
1996-1996
Samantha Hayley Sisco, infant daughter of Doug and Maggie Sisco, died shortly following her birth on Monday, May 20,1996. Haley's paternal grandparents are Dan and Doris Sisco of Van Lear. Maternal grandparents are Burgess and Joan Webb of Louisa. Graveside services were held May 21 with Elder Bernard Johnson officiating.


SITES, Nannie (Holbrook)
1909-1996
Meally resident, Nannie Sites, 86, died May 3,1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Sites was born November, 29 1909, the daughter of William  and Annie Collins Holbrook. She is preceded in death by her husband, Judge Sites. Surviving are a daughter Anna Waller of Meally; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Polly Newsome of Virgie; and Lola May Trodgen of Louisville. Services were Sunday, May 5, 1996, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery in Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-8-1996


WARD, Carolyn (Meek)
1935-1996
Carolyn Meek Ward, 60, of Boonscamp, died Monday, May 27,1996. She was born November 26, 1935, in Johnson County the daughter of Robert and Ida Meek. She is survived by her husband, John P. Ward; one daughter, Deborah Sue Ward of Bonita Springs, Florida and one sister, Delilah Amburn of Fairborne, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Claude Mollette, Shadie Lee Walters and Bobby Mollette officiating. Burial was in Meek Family Cemetery.


WIREMAN, Luster
1901-1996
Oil Springs resident, Luster Wireman,  95, died May 2,1996, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Wireman was born April 8, 1901, in Johnson County, the son of Mandy and  Abe Wireman. Surviving are two sons, Edgar Wireman and Harmon Eugene, both of Oil Springs; two daughters, Ruby Ernestine Preston of Paintsville and Mary Blanton of Volga; and five grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, May, 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick Vanhoose and Junior Womack officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald 5-18-1996


JUNE - 1996

ADAMS, Viola (Cantrell)
 1920-1996
Viola Cantrell Adams, 76, of Wittensville, died Thursday at her home. Mrs. Adams was born Jan 4, 1920, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Dock and Tallie Young Canttell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Adams in 1953, and a son, Danny A. Adams. Surviving are two sons, Donnie Adams of Flat Gap and Kenneth Adams of Volga; two daughters, Betty Adams of Flat Gap and Sheillie Alsobrooks of Wittensville, 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cold Springs United Baptist Church in Flat Gap by Eulas Adams.  Burial will be in Cantrell family cemetery in Flat Gap. Friends may call from 6 to 10 tonight at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville and one hour before the service Saturday at the Church Ashland Daily Paper Friday June 14, 1996

   
BLAIR, Alwayne
1918-1996
Alwayne Blair, 77, died June 3, 1996 at his home in Oil Springs. He was born August 10 1918, the son of Almander and Artilla Blair of Johnson County. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Elswick Blair one step-son, Joe Dwight Elswick Blair, of Oil Springs; one step-daughter, Judith Collins of Oil Springs; one brother, Gay Blair of London and one step-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Douglas Ward officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial park in Staffordsville

BLAIR, Mildred Marie (Rice)
1915-1996
Paintsville resident, Mildred Marie Blair, 80, died Friday, June 14,1996 at the Paul B Hall Medical Center. She was born October 25, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Nancy Webb Rice, She is proceeded in death by her husband, Irvin Blair. Surviving are five sons, Kenny Blair and Larry Blair of Oil Springs, Mervel Blair of Lowmansville Wendell Blair of Ashland and Arnold Blair of Oil Springs; two daughters, Eleanor Fairchild of Barnetts Creek and Carolyn Ohitwood of Ashland; 22 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jun 17 at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery.


BLANTON, Glen
1912-1996
Glen Blanton, 83, of 1491W 900S, Claypool, died Tuesday, June 4, 1996 at Prairie View Health Care Center, Warsaw. IN. He was born Nov. 21, 1912 in Johnson County, KY to Arch and Thaney (Baits) Blanton. A resident of Claypool for ten years, he was a general laborer, married to Virginia Blanton, who preceded him in death May 15, 1965. He is survived by two sons, Robert Blanton of Claypool and Paul Blanton of North Manchester;a daughter, Carma Bailey of Salyersville, KY; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ben (Barbara) Whittaker of Silver Lake; sisters Mrs. Goble Hammond of Buckingham, WA and Mrs. Charlotte Ratcliff of Mansfield, OH; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers, two daughters, and a great-grandson. Friends may call Thursday, June 6, from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw


BLANTON, James H.
1930-1996
James H. Blanton, 66, of Staffordsville, died Friday, June 12,1996 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio. He was born February 8, 1930, in Johnson County, the son of Everett and Dona Jayne Blanton. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Blanton; two sons, James C. Blanton of Crossville, Tennessee and Jerry Blanton of Paintsville; one step-son, Robert Miller of Staffordsville; one daughter, Connie Spradlin of Cincinnati Ohio; one brother, Paul R Tackett of Staffordsville; and one grandchild. The services were July 15 at the Fish Trap United Baptist Church in Staffordsville with Dick Vanhoose and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was at the Lake View Memorial Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of services.


BOGGS, Angie (Greene)
1915-1996
Angie Boggs, 82, of Martha, died June 5, 1996, at her home. She was born February 20 1915, in Paintsville the daughter of Willie and Pherba Jane Greene. She is preceded in death by her husband Ova Ossie Boggs. She is survived by by three sons, Beecher Boggs of Flat Gap, Ossie Boggs of Martha and David Boggs of Lebanon, Ohio; seven daughters, Carol Moore of Meally, Frances Stanifer of Martha, Helen Salyer of Paintsville, Patricia Honeycutt of Flat Gap, Roxanne Castle of River, Virginia Lemaster and Bonnie Collins, both of Sitka. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home with Paul W. Browning officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery at Flat Gap.


BOGGS, Raymond
1913-1996
Raymond Boggs  82 a Blaine resident, died Wednesday, June 19,1996,  in  Paul B. Hall Medical Center, in Paintsville Johnson County Ky. He was born October 27 1913, in Lawrence County,  the son of William and Amanda Boggs. He is proceeded in death by his Wife, Lovena Creech Boggs. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Services were June. 23 at the Church of God in Martha with Reverend Danny Fannin officiating. Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa was in charge of arrangements.


BURCHETT, Otto
1912-1996
Sitka resident, Otto Burchett, 83, died Saturday, June 29,1996. He was born August 7, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of Willy and Alta Caudill Burchett. He was a retired school bus driver for the Johnson County School System and a U.S. army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Eula Burchett; one son, Mike Burchett of Paintsville; three daughters, Linda Burchett of Van Lear, Glenda Chandler of Paintsville, Willadeen Bush of Sitka and Barbara Ballard of Jeffersonville, lndiana; one brother, Ernest Burchett of Borger, Texas; four sisters, Mae Baldwin of Delaware, Ohio, Grace Caudill of Kilborne Ohio, Angeline Dearing of Columbus, Ohio, and Gustae Bevins of Louisa; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were July 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Sparks Family Cemetery. NOTE: This cemetery is also known as  "MARVIN SPARKS CEMETERY"


BURKE, Lee Edith
1929-1996
Sitka resident, Lee Edith Burke, 67, died Wednesday, June 26, 1996. She was born January 4,1929, in Johnson County, the daughter of Dave and Delise VanHoose Jones. She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Burke, and two sons, Dave Burke and Jessie Burke. Surviving are five sons, Harold Burke of Flat Gap, Douglas Burke, Checkie Burke and Matthew Burke all of Sitka and Dave Burke of Wittensville; five daughters, Hazel Fairchild, Juanita Dorton and Martha Difrancisco all of Flat Gap, Roe Napier of Sitka and Janet Singleton of North Manchester, Indiana; four brothers, David Jones, Paul Jones, Leslie Jones, Holly Jones and Rolly Jones all of Johnson County; four sisters, Opal Addis of Marion, Indiana, Polly Castle of Arizona, Molly Penix of Wabash, Indiana and Numie Campbell of Sitka. Services were June 29 at her residence with Tom Meade offiiciating. Burial was in the family, cemetery in Sitka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge.


CANTRELL, Drew
1905-1996
Drew Cantrell, 90, died Sunday June 2 1996, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio. He was born November 26 1905, in Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. He is preceded in death by his wife, Verlie King Cantrell; a son James King; two half-brothers and one half-sister. He is survived by three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, Ohio with William G. Staton officiating. Burial will be in Sunbury Memorial Park. 


CANTRELL, Eldoris "Buzzy"
1944-1996
Oil Springs resident, Eldoris "Buzzy" Cantrell, 52, died Saturday, June 22, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born January 10, 1944, in Johnson County, the son of Burns and Mandy Blanton. He is survived by his wife, Katrina Shell Cantrell; one step-son, Jamie Shell of Oil Springs; two brothers, Ford Cantrell of Oil Springs and Dean Cantrell of Springfield , Ohio; and one sister, Mary Anna Flaker also of Springfield. Services are today, June 26, 1996, at the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church in Oil Springs with Reverend Charles Stapleton and Mike Warnock officiating. Burial will be in the Cantrell Family Cemetery. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-26-1996


CHANDLER, Emogene "Jean" (Whitt)
1928-1996
Emogene "Jean" Chandler, 67, of Blaine, died Friday, June 21, 1996, at a Dayton hospital. She was born August 12, 1928, in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Luke and Della Howard Whitt. She was a member of the Bakers Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Tutor Key. She is survived by her husband, Harold S. Chandler; two sons, Ronald L. Chandler of Dayton, Ohio and Harold "Bud" Chandler of Ackerman, Mississippi; three daughters, Debra L.Campbell of McDermott, Ohio, Robin Hiegel of Dayton and Tina X. Nunn of Ackerman, Mississippi; two brothers, George Whitt and Gerald Whitt both of Lucasville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Private services were June 22 with Danny Campbell officiating. Burial was in Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Ohio. Paintsville Herald


CHANDLER, Ernie
1911-1996
Ernie Chandler, 85, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born January 23, 1911, in Lawrence County, the son of David K. and Martha Lowe Chandler. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Sue Chandler. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Hayes Chandler; three sons, Herman Chandler of Lexington, Dennis Chandler of Dayton, Ohio and Randall Chandler of Pleasanton, Texas; two daughters, Betty Castle of Paintsville and Deloris Castle of Ashland; 15 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren. Services were July 2 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ellis Hamilton, Terry Conley and Anthony Castle officiating. Burial was in Lyons-Chandler Cemetery in Lowmansville.


CRIDER, Anonelle (Prater)
1928-1996
Avonelle Crider, 68, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, June 13, 1996 at Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born February 5, 1928, at John's Creek, the daughter of Frank and Josephine Castle Prater. She is proceeded in death by her husband, Ottoway Crider Sr. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and retired sales clerk for the Hobbs Store of Prestonsburg. She is survived by one son, Ottoway Crider, Jr. of Van Lear; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 16 at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Frank Prater officiating. Burial was in the Crider Family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald 1996


DENNISON, James Jr.
1919-1996
James Dennison Jr., 76, of Logan, West Virginia, died Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at Logan General Hospital. He was born August 16,1919, in Johnson County, the son of Jim and Dixie Dennison. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Dennison; two sons, James Gary Dennison of Switzer, West Virginia and Wendell Dennison of Columbus, Tennessee; two daughters, Freda Whisman of Ethel West Vwginia and Wilma Ball of Lake, West Virginia; four brothers, Roswell Dennison of Gallitan Tennessee, Arlo Dennison of Boonscamp, Pervis Dennison and Leo Dennison, both of Wabash, Indiana; two sisters, Louise Wells of Van Lear and Yvonne Mollett of Dehue, West Virginia; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dennie Collins officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


HAGER, Franklin Sturgill
1939-1996
Franklin Sturgill "Teddy" Hager, 57 of Newport, died Monday, June 17, 1996, in a VAMC in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born May 10, 1949, in Johnson County, the son of Bennie and Ruth Whitaker Hager. He is survived by two sons, Eric Hager and Marco Hager both of Louisville; five brothers, Hurst Pack Jr. and Danny Pack both of Circleville, Ohio, Phil Pack of Tutor Key, Martin of MacArthur, Ohio and David Pack of Ashland;  and three sisters, Juana Gillispie of Fairborn, Ohio, Jody Shepherd of Canel Winchestee, Ohio and Rebecca Lettie of Virginia. Services were June 19 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in the Hager Family Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD 1996


HALL, Garrett (Howard)
1928  1996
Garnett Hall, 67, of Tomahawk, died June 2, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born July 27, 1928, the daughter of John and  Josie Howard. She is preceded in death by her husband, Shade Hill. She is survived by four sons, Ralph Hill of Wabash, Indiana, AIvin Dale Hill of Inez, Randy Hill of DeBoard and John Hill of Tomahawk; five daughters, Phyllis Hall of Waukomief, Oklahoma; Debra Mollett of Paintsville; Dedra Williamson of Tomahawk; Glenda Daniels of Boonscamp; and Elenor Crum of Meally; three brothers, Donald Howard and Elmo Howard, both of Davella; and Paul Howard of DeBoard; four sisters, Juanita Meade of Louisa; Lucille Wesman, od Dayton, Ohio; Joyce Moore of Lancaster, Ohio; and Oma Goble of Davella; 21 grand-children; 9 step- grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral today at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel in Inez with Bob Baker and Rodger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery at Van Lear.


HALL, Lester
1925-1996
Lester Hall, 70, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at his residence in Van Lear. He was born November 1, 1925 in Floyd County, the son of Billy and Myrtle Bentley Hall. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna Trivette Hall. He is survived by five sons, Ronnie Hall of Ulysses, Nolan Hall and Billy Joe Hall, both of Salyersville, Dennis Roy Hall of Prestonsburg and James Arthur Hall of Van Lear, three daughters, Carol S. Wells of Van Lear, Alice Lay of Lexington and Diane Collins, of Paintsville; two brothers, Noble Hall of Indianapolis, Indiana and Glenn Hall of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Irene Looney of Elyria, Ohio and Glema Roberts of Jonancy; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Carson Wright and Howard Coleman officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


HANDY, Ruth (Webb)
1923-1996
Van Lear resident, Ruth Handy, 72, died Monday, June 24,1996, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born August 7,1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Clarinda Hall Webb. She is survived by her husband, Tom Handy; two daughters, Vicki Wells and Paulinda Shortridge both of Van Lear; three brothers, David Webb of Williamsport, John Webb of Columbus, Ohio; and William Webb of Florence; one sister, Lucille Helton of Rock Hill; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services will be Thursday, June 27 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel at 11 ,a.m. with Dave Flanery officiating: Burial will be in Catron Cemetery.


HARRIS, Lila Mae (Harris)
1898-1996
Lila Mae Harris, 97, of Paintsville, died Sunday, June 9, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born October 4,1898, in Caldwell County, the daughter of John and Bell Harris. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Harris. She is survived by one son, Elmer Harris of West Van Lear; two daughters, Vina Belle Castle of Paintsville and Geraldine Martin of Allen. Funeral services will be today, June 12, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Terry Fettett officiating. Burial will be at Hall-Davis Cemetery in Paintsville.


HICKS, Megan Ruth
1990-1996
Megan Ruth Hicks, 6, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 4,1996, at Kos Children's Hospital in Louisville. She was born February 13,1990 in Paintsville,the daughter of Delbert and Lana Powers Hicks. She is survived by her parents; one brother, Jordan Matthew Hicks; two sisters, Aligns Colette Hicks and Jessica Michell Hicks; paternal grandmother, Modena German of Madison, Indiana and maternal grandparents, Paul and Ruth Powers of Paintsville. GRAVESIDE services were held at Hillcrest cemetery with John Lowry officiating.


HILL, Garnet (Howard)
1928-1996
Garnet, Hall 67, of Tomahawk, died June 2, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was horn July 27,1928, the daughter of John and Josie Howard. She is preceded in death by her husband Shade Hill. She is survived by four sons, Ralph Hill of Wabash, Indiana, Alvin Dale Hill of Inez, Randy Hill of DeBoard, and John Hill of Tomahawk; five daughters, Phyllis Hall of Waukomief, Oklahoma, Debra Mollett, of Paintsville, Dedra Williamson, of Tomahawk, Glenda Daniels, of Boonscamp and Elenor Crum, of Meally; three brothers, Donald Howard and Elmo Howard, both of Davella and Paul Howard of DeBoard; four sisters, Juanita Meade of Louisa, Lucille Wesman, of Dayton,Ohio,  Joyce Moore of Lancaster, Ohio and Oma Goble of Davella; 21 grandchidren, 9 step-grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel in Inez with Bob Baker and Rodger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery at Van Lear.


HOUSINGER, Susan K. (Mollett)
1946-1996
Susan K. Housinger, 49, of Boons Camp, died, Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. She was born October 7, 1946 in Ethel, West Virginia, the daughter of Willie and Elva Butcher Mollett. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas N. Housinger. She is survived by two sons, Donald Allen Housinger of Sitka and Michael Thomas Housinger of Blanchester, Ohio; one stepson, Nicholas Thomas Housinger of Sitka; two daughters, Tammy Crown Hall of Isom and Teaira Mollette of Boons Camp; one step daughter, Linda Ann Richard of Cincinnati, Ohio; five brothers, Rodrick “ Pete” Mollette of Meally; Claude E. Mollette and Emery Mollete, both of Tomahawk; Ronald Molette and James Mollette, both of Boons Camp; five sisters, Betty Spears, Wanda Daniels and Teresa Daniels, all of Tomahawk George Burnett of Boons Camp. Funeral services were held Friday June 7, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Glen Penix, Kenny Preece and Shade Lee Walters officiating. Burial was at the Butcher Cemetery in Boons Camp 


LAWRENCE, Anna (Spencer)
1926-1996
West Van Lear resident, Anna Lawrence, 80, died Wednesday,  Jun.26, 1996 at Highland Regional Medical Center,  Prestonsburg, Floyd Co Ky. She was born February 2,1926, in Johnson County, the  daughter of Don Arms and Lona Spencer. She is preceded in death by one son, Larry Senters. Surviving are two sons, Gary Senters and Michael Lawrence both of West Van Lear; two daughters, Madona Senters and Lavonda VanHoose both of West Van Lear; one brother, Harvey Arms of Robinette, West Virginia; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were June 28 at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson Co Ky.


LITTON, Leeman
1918  1996
Leeman Litton, 78, of Louisa, died Sunday, June 9, 1996, at King's Daughter's Hospital in Ashland, Ky. He was born February 11,1918, in Martin County, the son of  William H. and Mary Ward Litton. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Litton; four brothers, William Litton Jr. of Iowa, Louisiana; Willis Litton of Lancaster, Ohio; Howard Litton of Stambaugh; Donald Litton of Meally; four sisters, Dolly Drake of Amsterdam, Ohio; Phyllis Burchett of Stambaugh; Bernice Kestner of Meally; and Lillian O'Brian of Leander. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Ted Shannon and Clinton Jones officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.


MANN, Manda Elizabeth (Cantrell)
1915-1996
Thelma resident, Manda Elizabeth Cantrell Mann, 81, died Saturday, June 22, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born February 21, 1915, in Morgan County, the daughter of Acy and Catherine Bowling Cantrell. She is proceeded  in death by her husband, Jimmy  Leon Mann. Surviving are five daughters, Ruby Blevins of Sitka, Erma Music of Holcomb, MO., Mildred Mann and Dixie Mann both of Thelma and Opal Butcher of Van Lear, one son, Jimmy Mann of Thelma; 24 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. Services were held June 25 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks and Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Mann Cemetery. Printed:  1996


MCCOY, Angeline (DeLong)
1922-1996
Angeline DeLong McCoy, 74, of Inez, died Friday June 14, 1996. She was born February 2,1922, in Martin County, the daughter of Harvey and Labada Cumbo Delong She is proceeded in death by her husband, Arnold McCoy and one daughter, Evelyn Thompson. Surviving are four sons, Emery DeLong of Florida; Andrew McCoy of Inez, Arnold B. McCoy, of Tomahawk and Kenny McCoy of India; one step-son; Ransom McCoy of Inez; four daughters Lunda Ferra, Bernice Hall and Ann Maynard all of Paintsville, Tammy Hammonds of Inez; four step- daughters, Katherine Simpkins of Ulysess, Doris Ward of Florida, Loretta Owens of Covington, Georgia, Virginia Franco of Houston, Texas; one brother, Jack DeLong of Florida; one sister, Laura Mullins of Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June  17 at the Richmond Callaham Funeral Home Chapel with Timmy McCoy and James Slone officiating. Burial was  in Goble Cemetery in DeBoard.


MEADE, Dottie (McFaddin)
1914-1996
Former Paintville resident, Dottie McFaddin Meade, 81, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Florida. She was born September 27, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Lula Conley McFaddin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Meade. She is survived by two sons, Stanley Meade of Enon , Ohio and George Meade of Denver Colorado; one daughter, Peggy Clem of Ovieda, Florida; one brother, Homer McFaddin of Paintsville; one sister, Martha Salvage of Ashland, Ohio and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 7 at Belton Funeral Home in Fairborn Ohio. Burial was in the Enon Cemetery.


MEEK, Katherine (Ward)
1935-1996
Katherine Meek, 60, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 10, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born December 4, 1935, in Chattaroy, West Virginia, the daughter of Cleve and Mary Ward. She is survived by her husband Henderson Meek; one son, Teddy Meek of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Mary Katherine Meek of Lexington, Linda Adams of Ashland and Marlene Damron of Elkhorn City; two brothers, Bobby Monk of Hazard and Cleve Monk of Dant, Virginia and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, June 14, at Jones-Preston -Funeral Home Chapel with  Londis Meek officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky. Paintsville Herald 5-19-1996


MESSICK, Mary (Fern)
1920-1996
Mary Fern Messick, 75, died June 2,1996 at her home in Sitka. She was born August 21, 1920, the daughter of John & Ollie Fairchild Lemaster of Sitka. She is preceded in death her husband, Lynn C. Messick. She is survived by one step-daughter, Barbara Gibson of Bowie, Maryland; four nephews Richard and David Nellipowitz, Bowlin, Richard Wells and, one step-granddaughter. Funeral services will be hey Thursday, June 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


MUSIC, Olive Grace
1996
Olive Grace Music, 74, of East Point Ky died June 20, 1996 at her home of an extended illness. Born January 10, 1922 in FLOYD CO, KY. She was the daughter of the late Samuel K. Music and Nora Bell Virginia Davis Music. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Baldridge Schuster of Abbott Creek, and Joyce Ann Compton Post of Portsmouth, Ohio, one brother, Edward C Music, of Prestonburg ; two sisters, Malta Music Rice of East Point , Goldie Music Collins of Prestonburg, grandchildren and ggrandchildren. Burial in the Music Family Cemetary at East Point condensed from The Floyd Co Times June 21, 1996 NOTE: At one time Olive & family lived in the old Samuel K. Music farm near East Point,Ky


PELPHREY, Larry Joe Jr.
1956-1996
Larry Joe Pelphrey Jr.,39,of Thelma,died Saturday,Jun.15,1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville Johnson Co Ky. He was born August 14, 1956, in Johnson County the son of Larry Pelfrey Sr. and Betty Powers Pettit. He is survived by his parent; his wife, Janet Brink Pelphrey; four daughters, Jessica Pelphrey, Carol Pelphrey, Andrea Pelphrey and Myra Pelphrey all of Thelma; two sisters Rosa Lower and Jeannie Farmer both of Indians five half-brothers, Steve Pelphrey of West Van Lear, Lowell Pelphrey, Keith Pelphrey, Jason Pelphrey and Bobby Pelphrey allof Elna; and one half-sister Brenda Blackburn of Van Lear. Services were June 18 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Keaton officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.


PELPHREY, Richard Lee
1920-1996
Reverend Richard Lee Pelphrey, 76, of Wabash, Indiana, died Thursday, June 27, 1996, at Wabash County Hospital. He was born April 21, 1920, in Letcher County, the son of Willie and Hattie VanHoose Pelphrey. He was an army veteran and served in the Philippines during WWII. He was ordained in 1962 in the Freewill Baptist Church and he preached for many years in the Wabash area. He is proceeded in death by one son, four brothers and one sister. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Sluss Pelphrey; three sons, William D. Pelphrey of Caledonia, Mississippi, Charles R. Pelphrey of Delphi, Indiana and Charles R. Pelphrey of Wabash, Indiana; three daughters, Virginia Music of Swamp Branch, Linda Holbrook of Wabash, Indiana and Deloise Hurst of Roann, Indiana; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Services were July 1 at the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Venny VanHoose, Reverend Robert McCarty, and Reverend Jack Sparks officiating. Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Home was in charge of services.


PRESTON, Alta Lee (VanHoose)
1918-1996
Alta Lee VanHoose Preston, 77, former Thealka resident, died June 15, 1996 at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tennessee. She was born October 29, 1918, in Johnson County, the daughter of Burns and Bernice Byrd VanHoose. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she served as Postmistress in Thealka and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is proceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ray Preston, in 1958. She is survived by one daughter, Gwen Stambaugh of Allons, Tennessee and one grandson. Pallbearers were Joseph Stambaugh, Gary Bowman, Woodrow Wilson, Bob Minton, Eugene Sturgill and Richard L. Childers. Funeral services were June 17 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ovie Tinch officiating. Burial took place in Bascomb VanHoose Cemetery.


PRESTON, Thelma (Blevins)
1914-1996
Thelma Preston, 82, of Williamsport, died Friday, June 21,1996, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born October 12,1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Mollie Bowling Blevins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Preston. Surviving are one son Hobart Preston of Lexington; one daughter, Thelma Scarberry of Paintsville; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were June 24 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul W. Browning and Tedd Scarberry officiating. Burial took place in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens.


RICE, Harold M.
1922-1996
Harold M. Rice, 73, died June 6, 1996, at VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was born November 14, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of Alber and Bertha Rice. He is survived by his wife, June Baxter Rice; one son, Stephen Harold Rice of Clifton, Virginia; two daughters, Patricia Ann Rice of Edmonds, Washington and Catherine June Mattingly of Jeffersontown; one brother, Arnold Lee Rice of Dayotn, Ohio and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, at Liberty Baptist Church in Denver with Merle Little officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Paintsville Harold 1996


ROWLAND, Robert Seth
1996-1996
Robert Seth Rowland, infant son of Glen and Michelle Poreter Rowland, died Monday, June 29, 1996 at St. Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling. He is survived by his pareents; two sisters, Chesley Rowland and Ashley Roland both of Hager Hill; his grandparents, Robert and Bonnie Porter of Lexington and Creval and Ruth Rowland of East Point. Graveside services were July 2nd with John Withers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Hager Hill. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge.


SPARKS, William Earl
1931-1996
William Earl Sparks, 66, of Flat Gap, died Friday, June 21,1996 at Kings Daughter Hospital in Ashland. He was born April 8, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of Hobert and Madge Salyers Sparks. He is survived by his mother; his wife, Neva Ramey Sparks; three sons, Ford Sparks and Billy Sparks both of Flat Gap and Russell Sparks of Salyersville; two daughters, JoAnn Thompson and Gwen McKenzfer, both of Flat Gap; four brothers; James Sparks of Westerville, Ohio, Hobert Sparks Jr. of Delaware, Ohio, Cecil Sparks and Marion Sparks both of Sunbury, Ohio; one sister, Sue Wheeler of Staffordsville; and nine grandchildren. Services were June 23 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Wright Ellis Hamilton and Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Family Cemetery.


STAMBAUGH, Anna (Burchett)
1908-1996
Anna Stambaugh, 87, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. She was born December 29, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of Noah and Mary Liz Stambaugh Burchett. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rex Stambaugh. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Burchett of Stambaugh and Mary Lewis of Fruitland, Florida; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one step great grandchild and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John G. Pelphrey and J.D. Rice officiating. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 1996


STAMBAUGH, Elizabeth Ann (Preston)
1934-1996
Elizabeth Ann Preston Stambaugh died, June 19, 1996, Wednesday morning at 1:35 a.m. at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born May 20, 1934, to the late Herbert and Mary Oma Davis Preston in Johnson County, Kentucky. Surviving are her husband, John Wallace Stambaugh; one half sister, Shryl Ramey; two aunts, Sophie Wheeler and May Preston; two nieces, Susan Ward and Sherry Deskins; two nephews, Danny Preston and John Martin Ramey and many special friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug and Edd Preston. She was baptized into the Church of Christ at an early age. On June 21,1957, Elizabeth and John were married in Fairborn, Ohio. There they made their home until 1981 when they moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Then in 1992 they moved to Allons, Tennessee, on Dale Hollow Lake. Their loving marriage was blessed two days less than thirty- nine years. She graduated from Oil Springs High School, in 1951. Attending summer school to obtain college hours she began her teaching career at Chestnut School and then taught at Sycamore School in Johnson County, Kentucky. She then began teaching in Mad River Township in Dayton, Ohio and then moved to Green County, Ohio where she was a teacher and a principal in the Fairborn City Schools. During these years she was also a student. She earned a bachelor of arts degree, a master of arts degree and many hours toward a doctoral degree. At the age of 47, she retired as the first woman principal in Green County as well as being the youngest retiree ever of the Fairborn City School system. Being retired did not mean being inactive to her. She was very involved in sewing and craft clubs both in Arizona and Tennessee. At the time of her death; she was the president of the Local Home Demonstration  Club, a member of the F.C.E. county council and involved in the County Fair Home Arts Activit. Services were officiated by Brother Jerry Scott. Burial was at the Roscoe Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch, Paintsville, Kentucky.


STAMBAUGH, Ray
1907-1996
Ray Stambaugh, 88, of Prestonburg, died Tuesday June 11, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born December 6, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Forrest and Martha Rice Stambaugh. He is preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Prater Stambaugh. He is survived by three sons Ronald Stambaugh of Paintsville, Donald Stambaugh of Prestonsburg and Gilbert Stambaugh of East Point; three daughters, Mary Stambaugh of East Point, Shirley Williams of McKee and Carol Marshall of Salyersville; four sisters, Genevieve Kadez of Cincinnati, Ohio, Naoma Lanahan of Boynton Beach, Florida, Mary Ember of West Palm Beach, Florida and Laura Sargent of Prestonsburg; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Londis Meek officiating. Burial was at Rice Family Cemetery in Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 1996


STURGILL, James
1936-1996
James Sturgill, 59, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, June 19,1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born December 14 1936 in Johnson County, the son of Curtis and Mary Mae Sturgill. He is Survived by his wife, Juanita Baker Sturgill; three sons, Steve  and Jeffery Sturgill both of West Van Lear, Randy Sturgill of Webbville; one step-son Charles D. Ward of Easley, South Carolina; three step-daughters, Anita Ward of San Francisco, California, Terri Mollette of Hager Hill, and Sandy Kimbler of Sitka, three sisters, Margaret Woods of London, Ohio; Gladys Baker and Ruby Castle both of Thelma; one grandson, seven step-children and two step-great grandchildren. Services were June 22 at the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church in Tomahawk with Reverend Robert Baker and Reverend Thomas Stacey Jr. officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery Staffordsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.


TACKETT, Clarence "Edd"
1918-1996
Clarence "Edd" Tackett, 78 died Sunday, June 23, 1996 at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Virginia. He was born Nov.05, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Mallie Blevins Tackett. He is survived by four sons, Joe L. Tackett of Wayne, West Virginia Harry A. Tackett Amhearst, Ohio, Billy E Tackett of Grafton, Ohio and Gene E. Tackett of Betsy Layne; three, daughters, Nina S. Dooley of Carroll, Ohio, Jeri Keeton and  Vicki, McCullum both Clarksville, Tennessee; two brothers, Charlie Tackett Jr. of Nippa and Silver Tackett of Muncie, Indiana; three sisters, Haley Conley of Flat Gap, Nellie Hall of Colorado and Norma Hall of Staffordsville, and several grandchildren and,great grandchildren. Services will be held today, June 26, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m, with  Willard Vanhoose and Lowell King officiating: Burial will be at Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnson Co Ky.


THOMAS, Clarice (Lasure)
1934-1996
Clarice Thomas, 62, of Stambaugh, died Sunday, June 2, 1996 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born February 27, ,1934, in Athens, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence and Clella Lasure. Surviving are her husband, Richard Thomas; two sons, John Thomas of Stambaugh and Willis Thomas of Staffordsville; and one daughter, Connie Thomas Hunt of Inverness, Florida. Pruitt Funeral Home of Lexington were in charge of services.


TRIMBLE, Kermit
1917-1996
Kermit Trimble, 78, of Paintsville, died June 9, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born July 24, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Conroy and Doshia Blair Trimble. He is survived by his wife, Margie Caudill Trimble; five sons, Donald Trimble of Ashland, Darrell Trimble and Gary Trimble, both of Barnetts Creek; David Trimble of Rush; and Larry Trimble of Green Core Springs, Florida; one daughter, Sue McCarty of Flatwoods; one brother. Kenneth Trimble of Oil Springs; two sisters, Chloie Blanton of Oil Springs and Kathleen Colvin of Leander, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11, at Beechwall United Baptist Church in Denver with Jerry Colvin, Rutherford Blair and Leon Blair officiating. Burial was in Trimble Family Cemetery at Barnett's Creek.


TRIMBLE, Vesta (Cantrell)
1907-1996
Vesta C. Cantrell Trimble, 89, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 5, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. She was born January 12,1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of Pieratt and Emma Salyers Cantrell. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Trimble. She is survived by two brothers, Bill Cantrell of Frankfort and Bob Cantrell of Sitka; four sisters, Lesta Sparks and Esta Ball, both of Winchester, Betty Dills of Sunbury, Ohio and Kathleen Murray of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Drew Martin officiating. Burial was at Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.


WHEATLEY, Mable (Spears)
1913-1996
Mable Spears Wheatley, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, June 14,1996, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born October 11,1913, in Floyd County, the daughter of Marion and Ellen Jarvis Spears. She is proceeded in death by her husband, John Grant Wheatley. Funeral services were June 16 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Horn officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park.


WOOD, Myra Lynn (Honeycutt)
1954-1996
Myra Lynn Honeycutt Wood, 42, of Ashland, died Monday, June 24,1996. She was born January 7, 1954, in Johnson County, the daughter of Joe and Anna Ruth Johnson Honeycutt. She is survived by her mother; her husband; Reverend Jerry Wood; one, son, R. Tanner Stambaugh of Ashland; three stepsons, Jerry Wood Jr. of Mesa, Arizona, James Wood stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and Justin Wood stationed in Camp Lajune, North Carolina; one daughter, Misty A. Kelly of Richmond; and one brother, Joey D. Honeycutt of West Van Lear. Services were June 28 at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Daniel R Frederick officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville.


JULY - 1996

BARNETT, Myrtle (Preston)
1911 1996
Myrtle Barnett, 84: of Paintsville, died Monday July 22, 1996 at UK Medical Center in She was born November 14 1911, in Johnson County the daughter of As and Lula Gibbs Preston. She was  proceded in death by hey husband, Wardie Barnett. She is survived by one son, James Barnett of Cape Coral, Florida; two daughters, Rebecca Duke, and Margigrace Cottrell both of Staffordsville two sisters, Eula Preston of Paintsville and Ethel of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Services are today, July 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Errol Archerson and Reverend Gene Strange officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

BISHOP, John V.
1982-1996
Flat Gap resident, John V. Bishop, 63, died Monday, July 15, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. He was born September 12, 1932, in Pike County, the son of  Harvey and Bertie Honaker Bishop. He was proceeded in death by one son, Verbal Lee Bishop. He is survived by his wife, Mandy McCoy Bishop; four sons, Joey Bishop of Flat Gap; Richard Bishop of Corbin; Bryan Bishop of Beckley, West Virginia; and Steve Bishop of Alworth, Georgia; one brother, Grover Bishop of Lorain, Ohio; two sisters, Lorain Bougan of Ruskin, Florida and Louise Noland of Wallace, Idaho; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday July 18, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Cole officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville.


BRIDGEMAN, Betty Jean (Mills)
1936-1996
Betty Jean Bridgeman, 60, of Paintsville, died Sunday, July 14, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born February 15, 1936, in Martin County, the daughter of Herbert and Vela Mollett Mills. She is survived by six daughters, Verla Hall of Williamsport, Jean Chandler and Lydia Holt both of Paintsville, Kathy Castle of Meally, Venita Hinkle and Virginia Horne both of Tomahawk; two brothers, William Mills of Ohio and Everett Crum Jr. of Williamsport; three sisters, Doris Crum of Meally, Carol Molett and Linda Smith of Wabash, Indiana; 20 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services were July 17, 1996 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Glen Penix, Claude Mollette and Kenny Prece officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Tomahawk.


BURCHETT, Harry G.
1908-1996
Harry G. Burchett, 88, of Paintsville, died Saturday, July 27,1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. He was born February 16, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of George and Ann Stambaugh Burchett. He is survived by his wife, Margie McKenzie Burchett; two sons, Leon Burchett, of Paintsville; and Dr.Troy Burchett of Morehead; one brother; Hysell Burchett of Staffordsville; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild: Services were July 29 at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Ginan and Elden Rucker officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville.


CASSEL, Bert
1909-1996
Bert Cassel, 87, of South Vienna, [Ohio] died at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, July 7 1996, in his residence. He was born January 5 1909, in Johnson County Ky., the son of Craig and Latisha (Daniels) Cassel. He was an area farmer since 1935 until he retired in 1957. He was a minister of God's Word. Survivors include his children, Opal and Joe Patrick of Jamestown; Fanny and Renny Hatten of Phoenix, Ariz.; Barbara and Bob Hackley of South Vienna; Shirley Cooper of Xenia; Florence and Don Williams of Chillicothe; Bert E. Cassel Jr., of Dayton; David Cassel of Jamestown; Connie and Dave Gatty of Cincinnati; and Lanna K. Cassel of Springfield. 19 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Fitch of Springfield; and Allene of Indiana; a brother, Douglas Cassel of Paris, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Lillie Mae Cassel in 1970; second wife Lexie Cassel in 1992; two sisters; a brother and two grandsons. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston. Published Monday Jul.8 1996 Unknown Newspaper


CASTLE, Marie (Meade)
1912-1996
Marie M. Castle, 83, of Paintsville, died Thursday July 25,1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 29, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of John Riggs and Kala Litteral Meade. She was a member of Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. She was proceeded is death by her husband, Herschel Castle. She is survived by one son, Billy, J Castle of Pontiac, Michigan; two sisters, Fannie Blanton of Oil Springs and Jennie Nickell of Ironton, Ohio; and two grandchildren: Services were July 27 at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Litteral Cemetery. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


CAVINS, Virgil Ray
1936-1996
Ulysses resident, Virgil Ray Cavins, 59, died July 9, 1996. He was born November 15, 1936, in Whitehouse, the son of George and Mary Ann Cox Cavins. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Calvins. He is survived by his wife, Linda Castle Cavins, two daughters, Kim Burchett of Stambaugh and Sherry Burchett of Ulysses; one son, Lennie Cavins of Ulysses; two sisters, Nancy Lemaster of Sitka and Mildred Grimm of Flemingsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were July 31, 1996 at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Harold Stevens, Jimmy Brewer and Lionel Burchett officiating. Burial was at Castle Cemetery.


DANIELS, Martha (Gilliam)
1931-1996
Thelma resident, Martha Daniels, 64, died Monday, July 15 1996 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born November 9, 1931, in Elliott County, the daughter of John and Ellen Gibson Gilliam. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Dainiels; one son, Danny Daniels of Tipp City, Ohio; four daughters, Diana Ellington of Fairborn, Ohio, Lessie Brown of Plymouth, Michigan, Nancy Clark and Tena Daniels both of Thelma; three brothers, David Gilliam of Brooksville, Ohio, Adam Gilliam of New Carlisle, Ohio and Wayne Gilliam of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Services were July 18 at East Side Freewill Baptist Church with Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in Dan Gambill Cemetery in Thelma. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of services.


GRIM, Ruth (Dague)
1923 1996
Ruth Grim, 73, died July 3,1996 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Grim was born April 19, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Peter and Pearl White Dague. She is survived by her husband, Paul Cecil Grim ; five sons, Carl Grim of McArthur, Ohio, Joe Grim of Washington, Pennslvania; Dorris Grim, Darvin Grim and Danny Grim, all of Flat Gap; four daughters, Linda Sue Wells of Sitka; Lelia Green of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Lila Harris, of Washington, Penn.; and Lexie Fusom of Lexington; six sisters, Jude Rosenthaw of Columbus, Ohio, Zelda Bryant of Ontario, Ohio, Norma Jean Marcum, Loretta Holobaugh, Hazel Muncy and Helen May; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 5; 1996 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was at the Grim Family Cemetery in Flat Gap.


HAGER, John M.
1918 1995
Paintsville resident, John M. "Jack" Hager, 78,  died Wednesday, July 17,1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born January 27,1918, in Johnson County, the son of Clarence and Margaret Auxier Hager. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Arrowood;  one, son, Johnny Hager of Meally; one daughter, Mary Arms of Paintsville; one sister, Helen Hager of Louisa and three grandchildren. Services were July 20, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Held officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


HAGER, Ruth (Webb)
1921-1996
Prestonburg resident, Ruth Hager, 75, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born February 25, 1921, in Jenkins, the daughter of Melvin and Fannie Francis Webb. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Ernest Hager. Surviving are two sons, Ralph Hager of East Point and Clinton Hager of Mt. Sterling; four daughters, Phyllis Fragias of Lexington, Delores Click of Harrodsburg, Judy Fields of Allen and Freida Justice of Prestonsburg; one brother, Clifford Webb of Ada, Ohio; three sisters, Alka Webb of Ada, Irsel Hannah of Leander and Vivian Music of Michigan; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were August 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Burkie Lewis officiating. Burial was in Hager Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug. 1996


HALL, Richard
1912-1996
Van Lear resident, Richard Hall, 84, died Sunday, July 28 1996, at Hazard Nursing Home. He was born May 9 1912, in Johnson County, the son of John David and Mary Adkins Hall. He is survived by his brother, Cecil Hall of Van lear and several nieces and nephews. Services are today, July 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery.


HAYDEN, Beecher
1925-1996
Meally resident Beecher Hayden, 70, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996. He was born November 11, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of Mike and Emma  Adkins Hayden. He is survived by his wife, Opal Music Hayden; five sons, Ken Hayden, David Hayden, Mike Hayden and Beecher Hayden Jr., all of Meally; and Doug Hayden of Flat Gap: three daughters, Diana Hall and Tammy Lafferty both of Meally; and Pat Robinson of Floyd County; three brothers, Herman Hayden of Flat Gap;  Hebert Hayden of Flat Gap; and Estill Hayden of Floyd County; seven sisters, Virginia Vititoe of Hager Hill; Bernice Gibbs of Paintsville; Claire Cisco and Beatrice Burchett both of Fairborne, Ohio; Cora Boyd of Bryant, Ohio; Emogene Ploger of South Carolina; and Gladys Music of Newport News, Virginia; 21 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Services were August 3 at Meally Church of Christ with Arville Short officiating. Burial was in Hayden Family Cemetery.


HOLLISTER, Walter "Broomie"
1911-1996
Walter "Broomie" Hollister, 85, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, July 17, 1996. He was born April 19,1911, in Cowen, West Virginia, the son of Edwin P. and Nella Wiseman Hollister. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Cole Hollister and one sister, Helen Ware. He is survived by two sons, Norman Hollister of Brookfield, Ohio and Larry Hollister of Youngsville, Ohio; two sisters, Georgia Hatton of Franklin, Ohio and Dorcas Hollister of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers, Burton Hollister of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Clifford Hollister of Boardman, Ohio; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were July 20 at Bible Baptist Church in Youngstown. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald July 1996


HUBBARD, John
1915-1996
Paintsville resident, John Paul Hubbard, 80, died July 8, 1996 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mr. Hubbard was born October 18, 1915 in Pike County, the son of Lycurgus Cornahan and Dora Bickford Hubbard. He was a barber. Surviving him are his wife, Wilda Jean Wilson Hubbard; three sons, Dennis Keith Hubbard of Auxier, Terry Allen Hubbard of Prestonsburgh and Timothy Edward Hubbard of Frankfort; two daughters, Dorita Wilcox of East Point and Joan Ousley of Martin; two brothers, Charles Hubbard of Raleigh, North Carolina and Bill Hubbard of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Olive Dovovan of Cleveland and Mabel Wells of Auxier and seven grand- children. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, July 10, 1996 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel. James Kelly Caudill and Clem Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be at the Auxier Relocation Cemetery in Auxier Paintsville Herald July 1996


JACKSON, James H.
1931-1996
Johnson County resident, James H. Jackson, 64, died July 6, 1996 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Jackson was born November 24, 1931 in Johnson County, the son of Walter and Virgie Conley Jackson. He was an veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired Air Force civil service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Patrick Jackson. He is survived by four brother, Walter Ray Jackson, Danny Jackson and Robert Jackson, all of Staffordsville and Walter Jackson Jr. of Rineyville; and two sisters, June Chandler and Evalene Wells, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held July 8, 1996 at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church in Staffordsville with John Michael officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Staffordsville.


MANN, Dixie Mae
1938-1996
Dixie Mae Mann, 57, died July 3,1996 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Mann was born December 24, 1938 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bill and Manda Elizabeth Cantrell Mann. She is survived by one son, Raymond Mann of Thelma; one daughter, Judy Mann of Thelma; one brother, Jimmy Leon Mann of Thelma; four sisters, Ruby Blevins of Sitka, Erma Lee Music of Holcomb, Missouri, Mildred Mann of Thelma and Opal Ann Butcher of Van Lear. Funeral services were held July 6, 1996 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks and Lee Usic Jr. officiating. Burial was at the Cantrell-Mann Cemetery in Van Lear.


MOLES, Sallie (Music)
1913-1996
Sallie Music Moles, 83, died Friday, July 26, 1996, at the North Carolina Lutheran Home in Hickory, North Carolina. She was born April 27, 1913, in East Point, the daughter of John W. and Sola Spradlin Music. She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Buchanan Moles, four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Alley and Anna Burke, both of Hickory; two sons, Floyd Moles of Byron, Illinois and James Moles of Fremont, Wisconsisn, one brother, John Music of Ashland; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were July 29 at the Spencer Funeral Home in Belpre, Ohio with Evangelists Steve Fuchs and Roger Rush officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery. Printed: 1996


PACK, Dorothy A. (Harris)
1914-1996
Ashland resident, Dorothy A Pack, 82, died July 2,1996 at Kings Daughter Medical Center in Ashland. Mrs. Pack was born April 21, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of John B. and Ellen Lemaster Harris. She was a member of the Oaks Springs United Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pack. She is survived by two sisters, Kathryn. E. Hamilton of Ashland and Nettie Ellison of Wise, Virginia and four nieces. Funeral services were held July 6, 1996 at Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernie Daniel and Rev. Samuel Colvin officiating. Burial was at the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland.


PELPHREY, Jacqueline (Holbrook)
1966-1996
Jacqueline "Jackie" Pelphrey, 30, of Elna, died Monday, July 29, 1996, at UK Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1996, in  Johnson County, the daughter of  James and Peggy Stapleton Holbrook. She was a member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents; her husband, Lowell Pelphrey;  four brothers, Parnell Holbrook of Boons Camp, Larry Holbrook of Prestonsburg, Sonny Holbrook of Nippa and Toney Holbrook of Red Bush; and two sisters, Debbie Pennington and Idella Clark both of Red Bush. Services were August 1 at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church  with Charles Stapleton and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery. Preston Funeral Hone was in charge of arrangements.


VANCE, Irene (Helton)
1919 1996
Paintsville resident, Irene Helton Vance, 77, died Sunday, July 21, 1996 at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. She was born May 6, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of Dewey and Nettie Caudill Helton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Millard Vance. She is survived by two sisters, Cynthia Whitt of Paintsville; Virginia Wolfe of Ironton, Ohio; and three brothers, George Helton and Dr. John G. Helton both of Frankfort and Dewey Helton Jr. of Nicholasville. Services are today, July 24, at First Church of God In Paintsville,  at ll a.m. with Rev. Matthew Doyle officiating: Burial wi11 be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Paintsville  Funeral Home is in charge of services.


VANHOOSE, Ronald Eugene
1945-1996
Ronald Eugene VanHoose, 51, died July 1, 1996 at his residence in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Mr. VanHoose was born April 13, 1945 in Johnson County, the son of Ernest and Beatrice Marlow VanHoose. He was disabled and had been a welder with Jeff Boat, Inc. in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his ex-wife, Carolyn Deboard; one son, Christopher VanHoose of Jeffersonville; one brother, Chuck Marlow of Thealka; one sister, Tammy Marlow of Columbus, Ohio; one half-brother, Bobby Joe VanHoose of Offutt; three half-sisters, Donna Kestner of Wittensville, Debra Ratliff of Tutor Key and Ernestine VanHoose of Morgan County and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 3, 1996 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was at the Preston Cemetery in Tutor Key.


WALLEN, Anna (Lemaster)
1933-1996
Anna Wallen, 63, of Lockbourne, Ohio, died July 13 1996 at Mt Carmel Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1933 in Pickaway County, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Myrtle Davis Lemaster. She was preceeded in death by her, parents; granddaughter, Cassandra; brother, Paul Lemaster; and sister, Verna Diller. She is survived by her husband, Gervin Wallen; two daughter's, Beverly Cox and Brenda Rayburn both of Lockbourne; four sons, Wayne Wallen of Columbus Ohio, Donald Wallen of Orient, Ohio, RogRoger Wallin of Galion, Ohio; and Ronald Wallin of Lockbourne; l7 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were today, Wednesday, July 17, at the Wellman Funeral Home in Ashville, Ohio at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Floral Hills Cemetery.


WEBB, Jonathan
1904-1996
Oil Springs resident, Jonathan Webb, 91, died Wednesday, July 31,1996, at Paul B: Hall Medical Center. He was born September 6,1904, in Johnson County, the son of Adison and Sarah Baldwin Webb. He is preceeded in death by his wife, Cava Phillips Webb. He is survived by two sons, John Webb and Adison Webb both of Oil Springs; three daughters, Cora Webb of Oil Springs, Mary Sites of Whitehouse, and Roberta Weikert, of Baton Rapids, Michigan; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were August 3, 1996, at Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elders Frankie William, Danny Williams and Sammy Reed officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery


AUGUST - 1996
BLAIR, Joe E.
1937-1996
Joe E. Blair, 58, of Carey, Ohio, died Sunday, August 25, 1996, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He was born December 19, 1937, in Johnson County, the son of Estil and Anna Marie May Blair. Mr. Blair retired in 1991 after working 27 years at Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria, Ohio. He is proceeded in death by one sister, Wanda Jean Blair. He is survived by his wife, Sue E. Gibson; one daughter, Mrs. Phillip G. (Shari) Vaughn of Carey, Ohio; one brother, Charles Leo Blair of Carey, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Jesse (Mary L.) Stevens of Channelview, Texas, Mrs. Bobby R (Anna Lee) Webb of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. James (Melba J.) Blair of Carey, Ohio, and Mrs. Donald (V. Sue) Wendling of Carey, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Services are today, August 28 at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, Ohio, with Pius Poff officiating. Burial will be at the Wharton Richland Union Cemetary, Wharton, Ohio.

BOLEN, Estill
1924-1996
Estill Bolen, 71, of Van Lear, died Thursday, August 22,1996, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born in Johnson County, September 11,1924, the son of P.L. and Effie Bolen. He is survived by his wife Delores Alexander Bolen; five sons, Darrell Bowling of Sitka; Muriel Edward Bolling of Hillsboro, Ohio; Earl Bolen; and David Glen Bolen of Florida; one daughter Brenda Oglesby of Leesburg, Ohio; one sister, Pearl Butcher of Van Lear; one Half- sister, Ruth Wells of Auxier; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Services were August 25 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music Jr. officiating. Burial was in Hayes Fannin Cemetary, Johns Creek, Van Lear.


BOWENS, Albert
1917-1996
Albert Bowens, 78, of Lowmansville, died Tuesday, August 13,1996. He was born August 28 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Miles and Melva Pack Bowens. He is preceded in death by his son Estill Lee Bowens, and two daughters Erma Lee Bowens and Polly Ann Montgomery. He is survived by his wife; Janorah Collins Bowens; four sons, Robert Bowens of Lowmansville, Arnold Bowens of Nippa, Donnie Joe Bowens of Thealka, and Dennis Bowens of Lowmansville; five daughters, Garnett Armstrong of Paintsville, Mable Blair of Leander, Kathy Scott of Leander, Shirley Stamper of Leander, and Beulah McClure of Atlanta, Georgia; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services were August 15 at 2 PM at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Woody and John Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the Collins Cemetary, Martin County, Kentucky.


BROWN, James Kenneth
1973-1996
James Kenneth Brown, 22, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, August 21,1996, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was born October 17,1973, in Johnson County, the son of Thurman Russell and Francis Howard Brown. He is survived by his wife, Robyn Allison Farrel Brown; one son, James Kaleb Brown; five brothers, Ben Brown of River, Jimmy Brown of River, John Brown of River, Rick Brown of River, and Joe Brown of Thealka; and three sisters, Carolyn Skaggs of Ulysses, Rosey Stumph of Tutor Key, and half sister Diane Bowling of Monroe, Michigan. Services were August 24 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Conley and John Frank  Meade officiating. Burial was in the Brown Family Cemetery


BUTCHER, Walter
1919 1996
Walter Butcher, 77, of Whitehouse, died Wednesday, August 19,1996, at Central Baptist Hospital Lexington. He was born May 2, 1919, in Whitehouse, the son of Son and Marcella DeBoard Butcher. He is preceded in death by his wife, Laura Bells Butcher. He is survived by four daughters, Betty Butcher of Ocabee, Florida, Cora Dorsey of Clyde, Ohio, Nancy Caponi of Royalton, Ohio, and Suzi Butcher of Royalton, Ohio; one brother, Jack Herman Butcher of Whitehouse; and one sister, Alice Jean Wiley, Columbus, Ohio. Services were August 22 at Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Isaac Rowland and Charlie Wiley officiating. Burial was in the Son Butcher Cemetary.


CAUDILL, Dan Alvin
1943-1996
Dan Alvin Caudill, 53, of Springfield, Ohio, died Thursday, August 15,1996. He was born January 1,1943, in Johnson County, the son of Darley Caudill and Molly Taylor Caudill. He is preceded in death by his father, Darley Caudill mother, Molly Taylor Caudill. He is survived by three brothers, James R Caudill of Springfield, Ohio; Lee E. Caudill of Alabama, Glen R. Caudill of St. Paris, Ohio; and one sister Brenda Crosman, of Frankfort. Services were Saturday, August 17, at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, with Ralph Butler officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park, in Staffordsville. Arrangements were made by Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


CAUDILL, James E.
1926-1996
James E. Caudill, 69, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, August 13, 1996, at St. Charles Hospital. He was born November 11, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Gracie Armes Caudill. Mr. Caudill retired in 1989 after working as Car-Man for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad for 42 Yews.  He was proceeded in death by his son Charles Caudill and brother Kirk Caudill. He is survived by his wife; Florence Conley Caudill; four sons, Larry of St. Clairs Shores, Michigan; Lonnie, of Rising Sun, Ohio; Loren, of Boston, Massachusetts; and Darrell of Lucky, Ohio; three daughters, Sandi of Pemberville, Ohio, Tami of Maumee Ohio; and Angela of Rossford, Ohio; one Daughter-in-law, Rita Caudill of Pemberville,  Ohio; one brother, Hager Caudill, of Perrysburg, Ohio; and two sisters, Ethel Williams, of Staffordsville; and Marie Rice, of Oil Springs. Services were August 16 at Marsh Funeral Home, Lucky, Ohio. Burial was in the Westwood Cemetery, Woodville, Ohio.


CONLEY, Hollie Hassel "Dick"
1941-1996
Hollie Hassel "Dick" Conley, 54, of Wittensville, died Thursday, August 15, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born December 28, 1941, in Johnson County, the son of Hollie Conley and June Mae Tackett. He is preceded in death by his father Hollie Conley. He is survived by his mother, June Mae Tackett; his wife, Merzie Conley; one son , Zachary Tyler Conley, and one step-son Justin Combs, both of Wittensville; one daughter, June Rachelle Conley, of Wabash, Indiana; two brothers, Sam Franklin Conley and James Morris "Jim" Conley, both of Wittensville; eight sisters, Rita Lynn Meade, Frankie Ann Lemaster, Delilah Vestine Castle of Nippa; Dora Alice Trimble of Oil Springs; Barbara Sue Long, of Meally; Rebecca Jane McKenzie, of Thelma; Jacqueleen Via, of Richmond, Virginia; and Patsy Ruth Adams, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Services were held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday, August 16, with Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was at Adkins Family Cemetery, in Wittensville. Paintsville Herald 1996


DAVIS, Alka (Sadler)
1906-1996
Alka  Sadler Davis, daughter of Thomas H. and Stella M.Sadler of Nippa, passed away on August 12 1996 at the age of 90. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 64 years James Herbert Davis, son of Proctor and Loula Davis of Tutor Key. Alka attended the Mayo College. While Alka (my loving mother) may have left Kentucky physically and lived in New Mexico, Indiana, and most recently Xenia, Ohio, her heart and soul never left Kentucky. She subscribed to The Paintsville Herald and its arrival each week was like a trip home for her. It goes without saying that she will be missed by each of her nine children, Lionel Davis of Mobile, Alabama; Pauline Baldwin and Alice Jewell Pack of Xenia, Ohio; Mildred Bolen of Wabash, Indiana; Herbert C. Davis of Fairborn; Dan Davis, of Wauchula, Florida; Clarence Davis, of Houston, Texas; Kathy Causey  of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ruth Stamper of Fairborn, Ohio. Her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, numerous neices, nephews, cousins, and the enumerable persons whose lives she touched and so greatly enriched will miss her loving words of wisdom and kindness. Yes, my Loving Mother Alka Davis will be missed but will never be forgotten. Kathy Causey, August 20, 1996


DAWSON, Ricky
1958-1996
Ricky Dawson, 37, of West Van Lear,died Wednesday, Aug.14,1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. He was born September 2,1958, in Johnson County, the son of Ray Dawson and Oma Hensley Dawson. He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Dawson. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Lynn Clark Dawson; two sons, Ricky Allen Dawsonandjusr tin Ray Dawson; and one daughter Belinda Sue Dawson, all of West Van Lear. Surviving brothers are; Greg Dawson of Prestonsburg; Chuck Dawson of Paintsville; Ron Trimble, Randle Dawson, and Dennis Dawson of Ashland. Surviving sisters are Peggy Montgomery and Anna Kestner of Staffordsville; Garnetta Framer of Paintsville; Charlene Aceres of Dorton; and Latonia Kindrick of Virgie. Services and visitation were Friday, August 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Steve Rowe officiated. Burial was August 18, at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.


ESTEP, Bonnie (Salyer)
1941-1996
Bonnie Estep, 55, of Marysville Ohio, died August 1,1996, She was born March 27, 1941, in Paintsville, the daughter of Logan and Donna McKenzie Salyer. She was preceded in death by one brother Bobby Lemaster; one sister; Betty Caudill, and a granddaughter, Samantha Harvey. She is survived by her husband, Hobert Estep; one son, Danny Estep of Marysville; two daughters, Betty Harvey of Richwood, Ohio and Bonita Caldwell of West Mansfield Ohio; 10 brothers and sisters. Martha Estep of Marysville, Jessie Salyer of Columbus, Ohio; Irene Crabtree, Lavorijalene Wilcox and Minnie Dingledine all of Milford Center, Ohio; Faye Music, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; James Salyer and Corvin Salyer both of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Services were August 5 at Ingram Funeral Home with Chris Farmer officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery m Marysville.


JACKSON, Fannie (McCloud)
1905-1996
Fannie McCloud Jackson, 91, of Paintsville, died Saturday, August 3, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. She was born May 20, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of Manford and Mary McFaddin. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Howard Jackson. Suriving are three sons, Willard Jackson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Henry Jackson of Van Lear and Billy Jackson of Paintsville; one daughter, Janice Pelphrey of Paintsville; one sister, Ernestine Blair of Staffordsville; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. Services were August 5 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Herb Arms, Bob Lyons and Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville.


KING, Evelyn Nadine (Stambaugh)
1949-1996
Evelyn Nadine King, 46, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, August 27, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born October 23, 1949, the daughter of Louise and May Clark Stambaugh. She is survived by one daughter, Delilah Meeks of Staffordsville; five brothers, Elmo Stambaugh of Flat Gap; James Roy Stambaugh of Sitka, Warren Stambaugh of Sitka; Ronnie Stambaugh of Van Lear and Paul Wayne Stambaugh of Staffordsville. Services will be at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Roger Ross officiating. Burial was in the Stambaugh Family Cemetery.


LEMASTER, James Carl
1921-1996
Services Saturday for  James Carl Lemaster of Medway, Ohio James Carl Lemaster, 74 of Medway, Ohio. Died Friday August 16, 1996 at Crestwood Nursing Home, Fairborn, Ohio. He was born November 6, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of George D. and   Effie Lemaster. He is survived by six brothers and sisters; Eustace Lemaster of Lexington; Garner Lemaster of Enon, Ohio; Gwennith Adams of van Lear; June McCarty of Ashland; Faye Blair of Lucasville, Ohio; and Esther Amburgey of Amburgay. Services were held Saturday, August 17, at Barnett’s Creek United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elder Kenny Pelphrey and Elder Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, in Oil Springs. Arrangements were made by Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-21-1996


LYNN, Oliver Vanetta Jr. "Moonie"
1926-1996
Oliver Vanetta "Mooney" Lynn Jr., 69, of Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, died Thursday, August 22, 1996. He was born August 27, 1926, in Johnson County, the sone of Oliver Vanetta Lynn Sr. and Angie Webb Lynn. Mr. Lynn was a WWII Army Veteran. He is preceeded in death by one son, Jack Benny Lynn. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Webb Lynn of Hurricane Mills, Tennessee; one son, Ernest Ray Lynn of Hurricane Mills; four daughters, Betty Sue Lynn Maki of Hurricane Mills, Clara Marie Lynn Bean of Hurricane Mills, Patsy Lynn Brutto of Hurricane Mills and Peggy Lynn Collins of Nashville, Tennessee; four brothers, Jimmy Lynn of Hurricane Mills, Jack Lynn of Wabash, Chick Lynn of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; four sisters, Marty Weitzel of Wabash, Betty Evans of Wabash, Jo Ann McGinnis of Wabash, and Lois Blair of Van Lear; 15 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Services were August 24 at Wildwood Valley Church of Christ, Waverly, Tennessee, with W. J. McClure and Rick Rolin officiating. Burial was in the Lynn Family Cemetary, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.


MCCLOUD, May (Conley)
1904-1996
May C. McCloud, 92, former resident of West Van Lear, Hager Hill and Paintsville, died August 27, 1996, at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, North Carolina. She was born March 4, 1904, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Arminta Alice Rice Conley and William Amos Conley. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther C. McCloud; 3 brothers, John E. Conley and Victor Conley, both of West Van Lear; Austin Conley who died in infancy and five sisters, Alta Conley and Maxine Goble of West Van Lear; Osie Akers, and June Corder Young of Paintsville, and Vertrice Howard Tuscon, Ariz. She was survived by 2 sons, Dr. L.C. McCloud of Louisville and Bill McCloud of Boone, North Carolina; one daughter, Betty M. Hughes of Orlando Fla.; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Services were August 31 at the Austin and Barnes Funeral Chapel in Boone, North Carolina. Burial was in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.


PERKINS, Ruby (Ramey)
1926-1996
Ruby Perkins, 70, of Van dear died Sunday, August 11, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born August 7,1926 in Johnson County, the daughter of Hayes and Martha Music Ramey. She was preceded in death by her parents and three daughters; Carolyn Jean, Ruby Jean and Collista Irene Perkins. Surviving are her husband, Frank Perkins, six sons; William Perkins, James Perkins and Larry Perkins of Peru, Indiana; Robert Perkins of Van Lear; and Roger Perkins of Loganville, Georgia; four daughters; Barbara Steele of Wabash; Sheila Jefferson of Ashville, Ohio; Lisa VanHoose of Paintsville; and Dorothy Ratliff of Watkinsville, Georgia. One brother, Hayes Ramey Jr., one sister Billie Collins of Van Lear; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation took place at Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church on Monday, August 12 Roger Hill and Manford Fannin officiated. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Arrangements were made by Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


PRESTON, Lafe
1925-1996
Lafe Preston, 71 of Xenia, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 6th, 1996 at Hospitality Home East, following a lengthy illness. He was born on January 2nd, 1925, at Meally, the son of Sam and Malta Short Preston. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Don, Ervin and Herbert Preston; and one sister, Bunia Rowe. He is survived by his wife,, Exer LeMaster Preston. They married on August 30th,1950. He is, also, survived by a daughter and son-inlaw, Debra and William Noble, Beavercreek, Ohio; two grandchildren, Natalie M. Noble and William Ray Noble, Jr., both of Beavercreek, Ohio; two sisters, Millard Chapman, and Ruea  Preston, both of Huntington, West Virginia; one brother, Arthur Preston, of Meally and several nieces and nephews. In May of 1984, he retired as the Superintendent of Extrusion from the Hooven and Allison Rope Co., after 33 years of service. Also, he was an Army Veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Miami Valley United Baptist Church, where funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 9th, 1996. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery, Byron, Ohio.


PRESTON, Thomas Wayne
1946-1996
Thomas Wayne Preston,. 49, died Friday, Auguist 9,1996. He was born December 24, 1946, in Johnson County, the son of Wayne D. Preston and Loretta Burchett Preston Daniel. He is survived by his mother, Loretta Burchett Preston Daniel and his stepfather; James Daniel; two sisters Jeri-Ann Newberry of West Unity, Ohio; and Jamie G. O'Neal of Seffner, Florida; uncles, Rosco Preston of Williamsport; Elder Richard Preston of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Ray Preston of West Van Lear and Guy Preston of Hager Hill; three aunts, Callie Price of Akron, Ohio; Helen McDowell of Dayton, Ohio; and Floretta McKenzie of, West Van Lear; as well as a multitude of cousins. Memorial services will be held September 14 at the Highland Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park.


RICHARDSON, Verda (Hammond)
1906-1996
Verda Hammond Richardson , 90, of Paintsville, died, Monday, August 12,1996, at North Arundel Hospital, in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She was born July 27, 1906, in Johnson County, the daughter of Mayo Hammond and Cora Profitt Hammond. She is preceded in death by her mother, Cora Profitt Hammond; father, Mayo Hammond; husband, John M. Richardson. She is survived by her four daughters, Lelah Litteral, of Paintsville; Lottie Caughman, of Columbia, South Carolina; Dottie Hays, of Barnwell, South Carolina; Linda Cantrell, Severn, Maryland; three brothers, Berkley Amburgey, of Gainsville, Florida; J. Bart Amburgey, of Berea; Earl Amburgey, of Lexington; 17 grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; several great- great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Highland Memorial Park, in Staffordsville, Thursday, August 15. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements were made by Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


SELVAGE, Robbie
1962-1996
Robbie Selvage, 34, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, August 20,1996, at Paul B. Hall Regional  Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1962, in Johnson County, the son of Oddie and Martha Jane Branham Selvage. He is survived by two sons, Randall Lee Salvage of Paintsville, Larry Dean Selvage of Paintsville; one daughter, Sherry Jane Pennington of Flat Gap; five brothers, Gary Lee Baldridge of Paintsville, Jerry Thomas Selvage of Paintsville, Oddie Selvage Jr.  of Paintsville, Otis Selvage of Paintsville, and Rodney Selvage of Paintsville; and one sister, Janet Pennington of Flat Gap. Services were August 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.


SPEARS, Eunice (Daniel)
1913-1996
Eunice Daniel Spears 83 died Tuesday August 20 1996, at the Jefferson Place Nursing Home in Louisville Ky.She was born Jan.18 1913 in Johnson County Ky the daughter of Lawrence Daniel & Julia Lemaster Daniel. She is Preceeded in death by her husband, John Leonard Spears, and one grandson, Bob Whitt. She is survived by one son, John L.Spears III of Louisville; and one daughter, Sue Spears Whitt of Paintsville. Services were August 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with H.Lloyd Storment and W. L. Rigsby officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville Johnson County Ky.


STAPLETON, Freda E. (Tuner)
1914-1996
Freda E. Stapleton, 82, died Thursday, August 1,1996, at Central Baptist Hospital. She was a retired surgical practice secretary. Born in Sitka, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose Boyd Tuner. She was a member of  St. Michael's Espicopal Church. Survivors are one son, Jack Stapleton Jr.; two sisters, Zona Branham of Paintsville and Lida Castle of Flat Gap; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were August 5 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church with Reverend John Hughes officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Memorial may be made to St. Michael's Episcopal Church; 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, Kentucky


SULLIVAN, Lou (Meade)
1920-1996
Lou Meade Sullivan, of Los Angeles, California, died Thursday, August 29 1996, in Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. She was born August 27 1920 in Johnson County, the daughter of Arnollis and Beulah Ward Meade. She is survived by one brother Arnollis Meade Jr. of Lexington. Services were at the Gravesite Rites with the Reverend Matthew Boyles officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD SEP 11 1996


THOMPSON, Pearl (McKinnon)
1914-1996
Pearl Thompson, 82, of Sitka, died Thursday, August 22, 1996, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. She was born May 5, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of A. J. "Jack" and Jane Cheek McKinnon. Mrs. Thompson was a retired elementary school teacher for the Carter County School system. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles W. Thompson. She is survived by one son, Charles David Thompson of Sitka; one Daughter-in-law, Tressie Cordle Thompson; and two grandsons, Andy William Thompson and David Wayne, both of Tampa, Florida. Services were August 24 at Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church with David Boggs, Mike Roberts, and Dewey officiating. Burial  was in the Yatesville Memorial  Cemetary, Louisa.


THOMPSON, Robert Edgel
1918-1996
Robert Edgel Thompson, 78, of Louisa, died Monday, August 12, 1996. He was born May 27, 1918, in Norris, the son of Robert and Isabelle Burton Thompson. Surviving are  his wife; Azell Skeens Thompson;  four sisters,  Goldia Thompson of Columbus, Ohio, Carrie Snyder of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Hope Moore of Pataskia, Ohio; and Fannie Haun of Alcoa,Tennessee; two brothers, Grover Thompson of Louisa and Howard Thompson of Aliquippa; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday, August 15, at 2 p.m., at Mary United Baptist Church with Homer Church, Frank Blevins and Henry "Jake" Crum officiating. Burial will be at John Hayes Cemetery in Louisa. Arrangements  are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa.


VANHOOSE, Sherry (Blanton)
1958-1996
Sherry VanHoose, 37, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, August 20, 1996. She was born November 25, 1958 in Johnson County, the daughter of George "Bud" Blanton of Staffordsville and Mary Pelphrey Camp of Fairborn, Ohio. She is survived by her husband Gregory VanHoose; one daughter, Logan VanHoose; one sister, Terry Sue Wells of Falmouth; and one brother, Christopher Blanton. Services were August 22 at Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Tobe Wheeler and Hobart Meade officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial, Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.


WALLEN, Paula (Conley)
1956-1996
Paula Conley Wallen, 40, of Paintsville, died Sunday, August 11, 1996. She was born January 3, 1956, in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Letrice VanHoose Conley. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the bookkeeper/office manager at The Paintsville Herald. She was a graduate of Paintsville High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University where she was an art student. She is survived by her parents and one daughter, Ashley Wallen. Services will be today, August 14, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Eldon Rucker officiating. Burial will be in VanHoose Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.


WALLER, Minnie (Brown)
1920 1996
Minnie Waller, 76, of Sitka, died Saturday, August 17,1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. She was born April 30,1920, in Johnson County, the daughter of Thurman Russell and Francis Howard Brown. She is survived by ten sons, Lacy Waller of River, Bill Waller of Tazewell, Tennessee, Harold Waller of Sitka, Darrell Waller of Sitka, Hubert Waller of Sitka, Theodore Waller of Wabash, Indiana, Prince Waller of Detroit, Michigan, Cecil Waller of Detroit, Michigan, Noah Waller of Sitka, and Orville Waller of Boons Camp; one daughter, Vernie Fannin of Meally; two sisters Ethel Estep of Boons Camp and Edna Taylor of Portsmouth, Ohio; and 40 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. Services were August 20 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Waller Family Cemetary.


WILLIAMS, Adam Kendall
1996-1996
Adam Kendall Williams of Paintsville, died Friday, August 21, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born August 21, 1996, in Floyd County, the son of Donald and Tina Adams Williams. Services are today, August 28 at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery with Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations should be made at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for the March of Dimes. Paintsville Herald August 1996


SEPTEMBER - 1996
BARTLEY, Eli
1918-1996
Hager Hill resident Eli Bartley, 77, died Monday, September 30, 1996 at his residence. Mr Bartley was born November 5, 1918, in Pike County, the son of the late Manuel Bartley and Dolly Coleman. He was a truck driver and Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife; Gracie Branham Bartley; two sons Randall Bartley of Hager Hill and James Bartley of Cincinnati, Ohio; three daughters; Anna Ruth Tackett of Pikeville; Jennifer Lynn Bartley of Lexington and Cheryl Diane Campbell of Pikeville; four brothers, Chester Bartley of Pike County; Jerry Bartley of Pikeville; Ellis Bartley of Floyd County; and T. J Bartley of Venton, Ohio; two sisters, Hazel Kiser of Venton and Maxie Elswick of Pikeville; and 12 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 3 at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Woodrow Mullins officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald 10-9-1996

BRANHAM, Zona (Turner)
1900-1996
Zona Turner Branham, 95, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Sep.14 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born September 26, 1900, in Johnson Co, the daughter of  Frank and Rose Ann Boyd Turner. She is preceded in death by her husband, Steven Branham. She is survived by 3 daughters, Kathleen Ealey of Port St. Lucie,  Florida, Margaret Williams of Glouster, Virginia and Doris Daniel  of Winchester; one sister, Lydia Castle of Flat Gap; 13 grand- -children and 19 great-grandchildren. Services were September 17 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with  Mark Daniel and Tim Stout officiating. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery,  Staffordsville.


BROWN, Thurman Russell
1918-1996
Thurman Russell Brown, 78, of River, died Sunday, September 1, 1996. He was born February 24, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Glen and Cyndi Brown Brown.  He is survived by his wife Francis Howard Brown; 5 sons Ben and Jimmy Brown of Lowmansville; John and Rick Brown of River and Joe Brown of Thealka; 3 daughters Carolyn Skaggs of Ulysses, Rosey Stump of River and Diane Brown of Monroe; 2 brothers, Randall Brown of Plain City, Ohio, James Brown of River; 1 sister, Mary Greene of Delaware, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren. Services were held September 3, 1996 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Conley Officiating. Burial was in the Brown Family Cemetery.


BURCHETT, Talitha (Baldwin)
1911-1996
Talitha Baldwin Burchett, 77, died Wednesday, September 11, 1996, at  King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.  She was born February 15,1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of  Joel and Sarah Fairchild Baldwin.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Burchett. She is  survived by 6 daughters, Bernice Stambaugh of Wittensville;  Eunice Pelphrey of Elna; Frecia Spriggs of Flat Gap; Glenda  Boone of Laconia, Indiana; Anita McMonigle of Greenville,  Indiana and Sue Robinson of West Van Lear; 2 sons; Henry  Burchett of Louisville and Carroll Burchett of Red Bush; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Services were September 15 at the Cold Springs United Baptist Church in Flat Gap with Jerry Scott officiating.  Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery in  Flat Gap, Johnson Co Ky. Paintsville Herald 9-18-1996


BURNS, Leonard Ray
1935-1996
Leonard Ray Burns, 61, of Summit Station, Ohio, died Friday, September 20, 1996. He was born in 1935, the son of Carl and Virgie Burns. He is survived by 1 son, Charles Ray Burns of Canal Winchester, Ohio; 1 daughter, Mary Ann Parsell of Columbus, Ohio; 6 brothers, Rex Burns, Carl Burns, Corbitt Burns, Smith Burns and Roy Burns, all of Paintsville and Harold Ray Burns of Wabash, Indiana; 2 sisters, Mary Lou Williams of Paintsville and Magdaline Blackburn of Inez; 1 granddaughter and 2 grandsons. Services were held September 24 at Potaskala Funeral Home. Burial was in the Glen Rest Memorial Estates in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.


BURNS, Savannah (Meade)
1919-1996
Savannah Burns, 76, of Nippa, died Monday, September 9, 1996 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born October 9, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of Johnny and Martha Castle Meade. She is preceded in death by William Edgar Burns. She is survived by two daughters, Mattie Rose Cook of Columbus, Ohio and Opal Clay of Nippa; one son, Willie Burns of Nippa; one brother, Mitchell Meade of Paintsville; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were September 12, 1996 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James K. Caudill and Harold Williams officiating. Burial was in the Burns Family Cemetery in Nippa.


COLLINS, Ricky Allen
1949-1996
Ricky Allen Collins, 46, of Taylor, Michigan, died September 19, 1996, the son of Christopher and Betty Collins. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Collins; two daughters, Carolyn Craig Lowhorn; one son, Ricky Allen Jr.; and Nancy and John; two sisters, Sandra and Sharon; his mother-in-law, Lois Sandefur and 1 grandson, Scott. Services were September 23 at Voran Funeral Home. Burial was in the Parkview Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan. Paintsville Herald 1996


DIXON, Sadie L. (Kimbler)
1929-1996
Sadie L. Dixon, 67, of Paintsville, died Thursday, September 5, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. She was born March 21,1929, in ,Johnson County, the daughter of Hoppy and Orie Burke Kimbler. She is survived by her husband, Paul Russell Dixon; one daughter, Charlotte Porter of Sitka; one son, Charles Hershel Boggs of Volga; 3 step-daughters, Phyllis Blevins, Dollie Dixon and Gloria Nickles, all of Columbus, Ohio; one step-son, Paul Dixon of Columbus, Ohio; 2 brothers, Fred Kimbler and Richard Kimbler, both of Sitka; 3 half-sisters, Rita King of Oil Springs, Geraldine McKenzie and Sandy Caudill of Ohio; l half-brother, Luther Kimbler of Sitka; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Services were September 6 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Burke Family cemetery in Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  SEP.18 1996


FAIRCHILD, Hubert
1912-1996
Retired welder Hubert R Fairchild, 84, died Monday, September 30, 1996 at St. Mary's Hospital,\ Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Fairchild was born February 11,1912, in Johnson County, the son of the late Lawrence and Ollie McKenzie Fairchild. He was retired from U.S. Steel and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survive are his wife; Vicie Estep Fairchild;  five sons, Gary Hubert Jr. and Sherren, all of Oil Springs, Paul of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Bob of Round Rock, Texas; two sisters, Moncie Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Maggie Smith of Charlestown, Indiana; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Phillip Caudill, and Wayne Blair and Revs. Paris McCarty Jr., and Charles Gearhart officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Oct.09 1996


FRAZIER, Ruby Lee (Patrick)
1996
Ruby Lee Patrick Frazier, 74, of Paintsville, died Saturday, September 21 1996 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mallie Williams, Grace Stapleton and Sallie Blevins; 1 brother, Tom Patrick. She is survived by 1 daughter Vickie Frazier VanHoose of Paintsville; 2 sons, Nick Frazier paintsville and Ralph Frazier wittensville;10 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren. Services were at the 3rd Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery.


HANDY, Tom
1919-1996
Tom Handy, 77, of Van Lear, died Saturday, September 28 1996 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburgh. He was born May 15, 1919, in Menifee County, the son of Quill Handy and Elsie Ledford. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Handy. He is survived by 2 daughters, Vickie Ann Wells and Paulinda Shortridge, both of Van Lear; 1 brother, Wayne Handy of Pomroyton; 1 sister, Maldra Brown of Pomroyton; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services were held October 1 at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in the Catron Cemetery in Pomroyton. Paintsville Herald September 1996


JOHNSON, Mark Shannon
1975-1996
Mark Shannon Johnson, 21, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, September 5, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1975 in Johnson County, the son of Lonnie Spradlin and Sherri Johnson. He is survived by his daughter, Allison Brooke Johnson, his grandparents, Anna Laura Johnson of Hager hill and Leroy and Virginia Spradlin  of Washington; and 2 half-sisters, Tammy and Tina Spradlin of Daniels Creek. Services were September 8 at the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Reverend Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery in Hager Hill.


KERR, Juanita (Rigsby)
1931-1996
Juanita Rigsby Kerr, 64, of Bluefield, West Virginia, died  Sunday, September 1, 1996. She was born December 7,1931 in Johnson County, the daughter of Foster R. and Gladys Colvin Rigsby. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Kerr. She is survived by one brother, Lefrance Rigsby of Paintsville. Services were at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with John R Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald 9-18-1996


KIGER, Floyd Wayne "Rambler"
1938-1996
Floyd Wayne "Rambler" Kiger, 57, of West Van Lear died Wednesday, September 18, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky. He was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, the son of Sylva Roland and Lela Kent Kiger. He is preceded in death by one brother, Mike Kiger and one sister, Elizabeth Kiger. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne Steenburgh Kiger; two daughters, Sheila Watkins of West Van Lear and Sonia Castle of Nicholasville; one son, William Kiger of Thealka; one sister; Roberta Dulaney of Spraggs, Penn;  6 brothers, Richard Kiger, Gastonia, N.C.; Joseph Kiger of Morgantown, W.V.; Dale Kiger of Waynesburg, Penn.; Roy Kiger of East Hampton, N.Y.; Donald Kiger of Waynesburg; and Thomas Reed Kiger of Waynesburg; and 4 grandchildren, as well as several chiddren adopted in his heart. Services were September 19 at Highland Church of Christ, at Hager Hill. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


LANEY, Glenda (Stumbo)
1946-1996
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Glenda Laney, 50, who died September 30 1996 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Mrs. Laney was born September 17, 1946, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Ogie Stumbo. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ray Laney; five sons, Roy Lee, Joe, J.R., and Rory Laney, all of Offutt, and Bobby Laney of Thelma; three daughters, Shelia Graham of Thelma, Connie Blevins of Oil Springs and Patricia Lea Laney of Offutt; four half brothers, Junior Whitt, Billy Ray Harp, Harold Jo Stumbo and Sherman Stumbo; one stepbrother, Richard Stumbo; one stepsister, Helen Harris; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Don Fraley and. George Conley officiating. Burial was in Laney Cemetery at Offutt.


LEMASTER, Ballard
1927-1996
Ballard Lemaster passed away Friday, September 27, 1996, at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Lemaster was born October 6,1927, in Whitehouse. His parents were Edward and Louise Laney Lemaster. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys King Lemaster in June 1987. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Abraham Lincoln, Hobert, Charlie, and James Albert Lemaster. Surviving are one son, Vern Chase; a daughter-in-law Barbara Chase; and one grandson, Vernon Lee Chase of Thelka; one sister, Bertha Stevens, of Goodells, Michigan; one step daughter, Phyllis Swoffer of Saginaw, Michigan;  and several nephews and nieces. Other survivors include two special family companions, Beulah Adams and Reda Adams, of Paintsville. a sister-in-Christ, Mrs. Esther (Craig) Booth and their daughter, Candice Marie Booth, of Columbus Ohio; and and by Melina Jean Wiley of Martin, Kentucky. He was a member of the Highland Church of Christ at Hager Hill, Kentucky. He was retires, a veteran of World War II, a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge F & Am 381, Scottish Rite of Lexington, DAV and VFW. Funeral services were held Monday, September 30 1996, at 11:00 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald 10-9-1996


MCFADDIN, Kandie (Tackett)
1918-1996
Kandie Mae Tackett McFaddin, 77, of Paintsville,  died Friday, September 13, 1996. She was born February 27, 1937, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Lee and Hannah Montgomery Tackett. She is preceded in death by her husband, George H. McFaddin and her son, Larry McFaddin. She is survived, by one daughter, Hazel McKenzie of Hager Hill; 4 sons, George S. McFaddin of Staffordsville; Gary D. McFaddin, of Hager Hill; Howard T. McFaddin of Thelma and Phillip McFaddin of Paintsville; 3 sisters, Gladys Fyffe from Richmondale, Ohio; Fannie Mankin and Betty L. Ramey, both of Chillicothe, Ohio; 5 brothers, Arnold Lee Tackett, Dockie Tackett and Lawrence Tackett; all of Chillicothee, Ohio; and (Red) William James Tackett and RObert Earl Tackett, both of Piketon, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Services were September 15 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blair, Dick VanHoose and, Paul Conley officiating. Burial was in the McFaddin Family Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald 9-18-1996


MEEK, Patricia (Woods)
1939-1996
Patricia Woods Meek, 57, of Lexington, died Friday, September,29,1996 at UK Medical Center in Lexington. She was born January 24, 1939, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Gertie Arms Woods. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Lynn Meek of Lexington; 4 daughters, Dottie Hamilton of Red Bush; Mary Shell of Paintsville, Polly Wiseman of Middleport, Ohio; and Joan Root of Thelma; 3 brothers, Charles Woods of Paintsville, Jim Woods of West Van Lear and Larry Woods of Meally. Services were September 22 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with John Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville.


MULLINS, Jesse
1907-1996
Jesse Mullins, 89, Paintsville, died Thursday, September 12, 1996 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. He was born on February 12, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of William Henry and Leona Elizabeth Rose Mullins. He is survived by her wife, Glenda Hill Mullins; four daughters, Jessie Leochler, of Columbus, Ohio; Mary Margaret Jones of Thatcher, Arizona; Willia Bailey of Sanford, Arizona, and Deborah Hamilton of West Liberty; two sisters, Polly Huff of Campbellsville; Maude Hay of Lucasville, Ohio; 3 brothers, Charlie J. Mullins of Campbellsville; Pearl Fritz Mullins of Wheelersburg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were September 15 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Sam Murray, Jr. Murray and Jerry Brown officiating. Burial was in the Rose-Mullins Cemetery in Keaton. Printed: September 18, 1996


MULLINS, Minervia Mae (Wallen)
1955-1996
Minervia Mae Wallen Mullins, 41, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, September 04, 1996. She was born March 05, 1955, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Dewey Wallen and Alta Mae Lafferty Wallen. She is survived by her husband Jackie Mullins; 1 step-daughters, Kimberly Mullins of Paintsville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Blair and Mrs. Sally Mitchell, both of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. Jerelene Manuel of Houston, Ohio; and Mrs. Perlie Jean Hunter of Cow Creek. Services were September 07 at the Floyd Funeral Home with Reverend Roger VanHoose and Reverend Gordon  Ward officiating. Burial was in the Wallen Family Cemetery near Prestonsburg. Printed:  1996


MULLINS, Minervia Mae (Wallen)
1955-1996
Minervia Mae Wallen Mullins, 41, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, September 4, 1996. She was born March 5, 1955, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Dewey Wallen and Alta Mae Lafferty Wallen. She is survived by her husband, Jackie Mullins; 1 step-daughter, Kimberly Mullins of Paintsville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Blair and Mrs. Sally Mitchell, both of Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Jerelene Manuel of Houston, Oh., and Mrs. Pearlie Jean Hunter of Cow Creek. Services were September 7 at the Floyd Funeral Home with Reverend Roger VanHoose and Reverend Gordon Ward officiating. Burial was in the Wallen Family Cemetery near Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald September 1996


MUSIC, Inez (Reid)
1914-1996
Inez Reid Music, of Auxier, died Monday, September 9, 1996 at the Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Lehi, Alabama, the daughter of Miles and Birdie Mohon Reid. She is survived by four sons, Mr. Charles Music of Auxier; Mr. Jerry Music of east point; Mr. Ben Music of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mr. Kenneth Music of Beaver, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Scott of Prestonsburg; Mrs. Ellie Goble of Stanton; 1 sister, Mrs. Darlene Lewis of Gatlinburg, Tenn., 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were September 11 at the Auxier Freewill Baptist church with the Reverend bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial services were in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald September 1996


NORMAN, Nora Frances (Webb)
1930 1996
Nora Frances "Nemo" Norman (nee Webb), 66, of East Chicago, Ind., died Thursday, September 26, 1996. She is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Norman, formerly of West Van Lear; her mother, Phyllis E. Wagner of West Van Lear and her father, Sidney A. Webb of Paintsville. She is survived by 3 sons, James Lawrence of Denver, Col.; Mark David Andrea of Munster, Ind.; and Kevin Lee of East Chicago, Ind.; one sister, Brenda Gerald Polisky of Newington, Conn., one grandson, Andrew Christian; 3 nieces and 5 great-nieces. Cremation was performed on September 28 at Oakland Memory Lanes in Dolton, Ill. A memorial service was held on October 1 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Indiana Harbor, East Chicago; Ind, with Reverend Dean Mues officiating. Mrs. Norman was born, in Paintsville attended Paintsville High School and married her husband in Paintsville on July 9,1947. She lived in East Chicago for 45 years and was a member of St. Paul Luthern Church.


REED, Dave
1925-1996
Dave Reed, 71, of Wabash, Indiana, died Saturday, September 28 1996, at the Wabash County Hospital. He was born April 2, 1925 in East Point, the son of George and Sara Daniels Reed. He is preceded in death by one daughter, two brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Gross Reed; 4 sons, Willie Lackey of Wabash, Indiana; George Herman Cleaver of Kentucky; Dave Reed, Jr. of Roann, Indiana and Mike Reed of Wabash; 9 daughters, Claudia Miracle, Leveda Price, Judy Reed, Tammy Purdy and Debbie Barnes, all of Wabash; Marcy Clark of Pleasantgrove, Alabama; Mary Goble of River; Sharon Weddington of Pikeville and Carolyn Steele of Toledo, Ohio; 2 brothers, Fred Reed of Boonescamp and Tom Reed of Paintsville; 25 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were October 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in the Reed Cemetery. Paintsville Herald


SPARKS, Richard
1926-1996
Richard Sparks, 70, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, September 17,1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 10,1926, in Johnson County, the son of Powell Sparks and Ollie Murray Sparks, both deceased. Sparks is survived by his loving companion, Lucille Sparks, of Flat Gap. He is survived by one brother; Hollie Sparks of Sitka, and 6 sisters; Gusta Sparks and Ival Conley both of Flat Gap; Inis Corwin, Geneva Chapman and Flora Davis of Sunbury, Ohio.. Visitation is today, Wednesday, September 18, from 12 noon - 9 p.m. and until the time of service on Thursday, September 19. Funeral services are at 11 am. Thursday, September 19, at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Ellis Hamilton and Dean Meadows officiating.


TACKETT, Gary
1951-1996
Gary Tackett, 44, of East Point, died Friday, September 13, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1951, in Johnson County, the son of Ed Tackett and Della Mae Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Honeycutt Tackett; one daughter, Tammy Kay Moore of Tennessee; three sons, Gary Tackett, Jr. of Meally; and Jerrery Garriel Tackett and Brian Keith Tackett, both of East Point; 1 brother, Lowell Tackett of East Point; 3 sisters, Myrtle Yates of Pierceton, Indiana; Juanita Taylor of Paintsville; Wilma Honeycutt of Sitka; and three grandsons, Brandon Dyer, Jerrery Tackett and Shawn Tackett. Services were September 14 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial vas in the Tackett family cemetery in East Point. Paintsville Herald 9-18-1996


WEBB, John Row
1919 1996
John Row Webb, 77, of West Van Lear, died Monday, September 9 1996 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. He was born May 1, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of John and Nancy Ward Webb. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Sammons Webb. He is survived by two daughters; Kathy Webb Akera of Cynthiana; and Louis Jean Webb Salyers of Van-Lear two sons, Roger Webb of Louisville; and John Scott Webb of West Van Lear; 3 sisters, Laura Mollette and Sue Horn, both of Boonscamp; and Carmona Ethel, Phelps of Meally; 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. Services were September 11 at the Highland Church of Christ in Paintsville with Jerry Scott officiating. Buried was in the Webb Cemetery Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD SEP.18 1996


WELLS, David Lonzo
1943-1996
David Lonzo Wells, 52, of South Pelzer, South Carolina, died Monday, September 30,1996, at Anderson Area Medical Center. He was born April 27, 1943, in Johnson County, the son of the late Arlie Wells Jr. and the late Julia Mae Stambaugh Wells. He is survived by his wife, Linda Marie Wells; four daughters, Tina Rennie of South Carolina, Debbie Smith of Williams, South Carolina; Julie and Lisa Smith, both of Thomaston, Georgia; three sons, Mark and Stephen, both of south Pelzer and Victor of Dundee, Michigan; four uncles, Solomon Stambaugh of Staffordsville; Bill Wells and Elmer Wells of Meally, and Dean Wells of Michigan; one aunt, Alice Marie Webb of Van Lear; one niece Julie Wells; three nephews, Jimmy and Mike Wells of Paintsville and Gary of South Carolina; and several cousins. Graveside services were held October 4 at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Pelzer, South Carolina with Reverend David Grady officiating.


WILLIAMS, Frankie (Spradlin)
1908-1996
Frankie Spradlin Williams, 87, of Newport News, Virginia, died Saturday, September 28 1996 at the James Rivers Convalescent Home in Newport News. She was born September 29, 1908 in Riceville, the daughter of Elliott Spradlin and Emma Bayes. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Williams, one son and one granddaughter. She is survived by 3 sons, Charles L. and Jimmy R. Williams, both of Johnson County; Jack W. Williams of Lenexa, Virginia; 1 daughter, Opal Maurer of Newport News; 1 sister, Nola Collins of Riceville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Services were October 2 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Caldwell and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Glen Williams Cemetery.


OCTOBER - 1996

ARMS. Lois J. (Spears)
1960-1996
Lois J. Spears Arms, 36, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, October 27,1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born April 13, 1960, Johnson County, the daughter of Willis and Emma Honeycutt Spears. She is survived by her husband Bert Arms; one son, Bert Arms, Jr. of Hager Hill; six brothers, Bobby Ray, James Ray, Willis Jr., Darrell Gene, all of Auxier; Anthony Dwayne of Lancer and Brian Keith of Pikeville; three sisters, Linda Hubbard of Prestonsburg, Patricia Ann Spears of Barberton Ohio; and Lora Jean Stacy Ulysses. Services were at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial.

BAILEY, Lorraine (Ferguson)
1922-1996
Lorraine Bailey, 74, of Richmond died October 15, 1996, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born July 7, 1922, in Morgan County, the daughter of David and Rhoda Fyffe Ferguson. She is survived by her husband, Lowell Bailey; one daughter, Cheryl Day of Richmond; one son, Danny Bailey; one brother, Woodrow Ferguson of Keaton; one sister, Jewell Ferguson of West Liberty and two grandchildren. Services were October 18 at the United Baptist Church with Elders, Samuel Murray, Lowell Ferguson and Roy Coffee officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


BUTCHER, James Darrell
1960-1996
James Darrell Butcher, 37, of Van Lear, died Sunday, October, 20,1996. He was born, September 20 1960, in Johnson County, the son of Elmer and Anna Ruth Jones Butcher. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Calhoun Burcher; one step-son, Clayton James Keaton; one step-daughter, Randi Jade Fitzpatrick of Van Lear; four sisters, Anna Louise Miller and Sharon Sue Williams of Tutor Key; Kathy Elain Young of Camaro; and Connie Jean Young of Van Lear. Services were October 23 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mathew Boyle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.


CARTER, Evelyn (Smith)
1930-1996
Evelyn Smith Carter, 65, of Meally, died Tuesday, Oct.21 1996. She was born October 21, 1930 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Sophia  Honeycutt Smith.  She is preceded in death by her husband, George Carter. Services were October 20 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.


DANIELS, Beatrice (Daniels)
1919-1996
Beatrice Daniels, 76, of Paintsville, died Monday, October 28, 1996 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She was born December 5, 1919 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Mahala Preston Daniels. She is preceded in death by her husband, Estill Daniels. She is survived by two sons, Nick and Jerry Daniels, both of Van Lear; six daughters, Teresa McCoart of Van Lear; Patricia Stein of Las Vegas, Nevada; Joyce Butcher of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; Sue Judy of Wabash, Indiana; Sandra Dennison of Indiana, and Lois Huffman of Paintsville; four brothers, Shirley Daniels of Thelma, Norton Daniels of Paintsville Jess Daniels of Prestonsburg and G. H. Daniels of Van Lear, three sisters, Ethel Price of Silver Creek; Okie Fraley of West Van Lear and Bay Beth Fraley of Oceania, West Virginia; and 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were October 30 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel With, Roger Goble officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville


DUTTON, Emma (Ward)
1905-1996
Emma Dutton, 91, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, October 19, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born February 3, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of David and Reni (Ward) Ward. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dutton. She is survived by six sons, Palmer of Mesa, Arizona; Paul of LaGrange, Ohio; B.J.of Boons Camp; Henry Gene of Amherst, Ohio; Mitchell of Elyria, Ohio; and Walter of Boons Camp; and one daughter, Louise D. Melvin of Paintsville. Services were October 21 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Baker and Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Dutton Family Cemetery in Boons Camp.


ESTEP, Grace (Blair)
1913-1996
Volga resident Grace Estep, 83, died Friday, October 4, 1996 at her residence. Mrs. Estep was born September 13,1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Crosford and Bessie Blanton Blair. She was a member of Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Woodford Estep; three sons, William C. "Bill" Estep of Flat Gap, Harold E. Estep of Meally and Dr. Carroll H. Estep of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter Phyllis Ruth Estep of Dayton; two sisters, Jennie Gullett of Volga and Maude Burchett of Winchester; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, October 7, at Paintsville, Funeral Home Chapel,  with Elders Eulas Adams and Eual McKenzie   Burial was in Blanton Branch Cemetery at Oil Springs. Published 10-9-1996


EVANS, Henry M.
1913-1996
Henry M. Evans,83, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, October 13, 1996 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born January 9,1913, in Johnson County, the son of Grace Evans. He is survived by his wife; Helen Grim Evans; 2 sons, Henry A. Evans  of North Canton, Ohio, and James Evans of Flatwoods; 2 step-sons, Evan Chandler of Louisville and Joy Chandler of Columbus, Ohio; 1 daughter, Myrna Clark of Lowmansville; 1 sister, Garnett of Marion, Ohio. 8 grandchildren; 5 step- grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 5 step-great- grandchildren. Services were October 15 at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Eddie Young and Matthew Boyles officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery.


HOWARD, Rosa Bell (Hall)
1904-1996
Rosa Bell Howard, 92, of West Portsmouth, OH died Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at home. Born March 8, 1904 in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Jack and America Cook Hall, she was a longtime member of the Pine Grove United Baptist Church and a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Hopkins, in 1927, and Brady Howard, in 1976; a son Glenn Hopkins, three brothers, Challie, Lee and Lundy Hall; and a sister Mary Ann Hall. Surviving are four sons, Oscar Hopkins of Alpha, Willie Hopkins of West Portsmouth, Raymond Hopkins of Newark and Brady Howard Jr. of Dublin, Ga.; a daughter, Betty Grandin with whom she resided; three brothers, Linzie Hall of Bloomfield, Ky., John Hall of Portsmouth, Va., and Norman Hall of West Portsmouth; five sisters, Sarah Hartman of Lakeview, Ruth Crumb, Paline Askinson and Emma Holland, all of Dayton, and Lena James of Baltimore, Md.; a nephew whom she reared, George Hall of Middletown, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great- grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with the Rev. Delbert Jordan and the Rev. Lynn Wellman officiating, and interment in Mershon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.


JETT, Edna (VanHoose)
1911-1996
Edna V Jett, 84, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, October 30 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, She was born December 22, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Noah and Goldie Vanhoose. She is preceded in death by her husband, John C. Jett. She is survived by one son, Robert Simonton of Paintsville, one brother, Roy Vanhoose of Paintsville, two sisters, Josephine Bowe of Landrum S.C., Mary Hope Walker of Louisville, one grandson, John R Simonton, and one great grandson, John R Simonton lI. Services were November 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Boyle officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery


MOLLETT, William Alfonzo
1939-1996
William Alfonzo Mollett, 57, died Saturday, October 19, 1996, at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born May 27, 1939, in Martin County, the son of John C. and Exie Mollett. He is survived by his wife, Louella Dingess Mollett of Beauty;  4 daughters, Patricia Mollett Ward of Warfield; Betty Mollett Marcum of Jennings Creek; Melody Mollett Bowen of Hode and, Phyllis Jean Mollett of Beauty; 7 sisters, Mae Alley of Hode; Corrine Fletcher of Hode; Erma Sue Moore of Hode; Sadie Hashman of Inez and Lottie Jean Wheeler of Blaine; 3 brothers, Homer Mollett of Martha; Chester Mollett of Louisa and Carl Mollett of Hode; 6 grandchildren, 3 sons- in-law and 1 daughter-in-law. Services were at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Sonny Hatfield and John Horn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Beauty.


NORTH, Gladys (Daniel)
1919-1996
Gladys Daniel North, 8l, of Morehead, died Wednesday, October 2, 1996, She was born February 15,1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Julius and Bessie VanHoose Daniel. She is survived by her husband, Foley North; 3 sons, Dr. Gary Noprth of Athens, Ohio; Foley "Mike" and Scott, both of Morehead; 3 daughters, Bette North of Perryville, Missouri; Sandy Webb of Morehead and Jeri North Bluhm of Belleville, Michigan; l sister, Fay Rickman of Paintsville; and 7 grandchildren. Services were October 5 at the Northcutt and Son Home with Reverend Rick Stone officiating. Burial Was in the family mausoleum in the Brown Cemetery in Morehead


O'BRYAN, Betty (Williams)
1942-1996
Betty O'Bryan, 54, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, October 23,1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was born July 30,1942, the daughter of Bert and Beulah Griffith Williams. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth O'Bryan; five sons, Jim of Wittensville; Jeff of Hager Hill; Greg of Leander; Gary of Oil Springs and Brad of Paintsville; one daughter, Kimberly O'Bryan of Paintsville; her step-mother, Mary Bradley Williams of Paintsville two sisters, Susie Edwards of Tampa, Florida and Wanda Sublett of Paintsville; and six grandchildren. Services were October 26 at Beechwall United Baptist Church with Elders Doug Ward, Rutherford Blair, Jay Colvin and Leon Blair officiating. Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park, at Staffordsville.


PICKLESIMER, James Leo
1930-1996
James Leo Picklesimer, 66, of Bluffton, died Tuesday, October 29, 1996, at Blanchard Valley Re gional Health Center. He was born on August 8,1930, in Johnson County, the son of Jim and Bertha Picklesimer. He is preceded in death by his wile, Helen Jean Davis and daughter, Helen Faye Picklesimer. He is survived by one son, James Michael Picklesimer; three daughters, Delphia Jean Miracle of Jenera, Ohio: Jana Theis of Houcktown, Ohio; and Joyce Smith of Bluffton; two sisters, Pearl Trimble, of Houcktown, Ohio, and Faye Ratliff of Springfield, Ohio and 11 grandchildren. Services were Friday, November 1 at Chiles & Sons-Leman Funeral Home with Elders Charles Smith and Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Paintsville Herald 11-6-1996


PRICE, Emma (Stapleton)
1912-1996
Emma "Dadsey" Stapleton Price, 84 of Paintsville, died Sunday October 10, 1996. She was born September 1, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Beecher Stapleton and 0llie Colvin. She is preceded in death by both her mother and father, Beecher Stapleton and Ollie Colvin: She is survived by two sons, Mitchel Neil and Bonnie Price of Oil Springs, John Scott and Judy Price of Lexington; five daughters, Neeka Price Penix, of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Christine and Emory Caudill of Zenia, Ohio; Hoberta and Danny Nickerson of Hickory North Carolina. Blanche Wheeler, of Lovettsville, Virginia, Janet Shearer of Winchester Kentucky; one brother Ashley Ward Stapleton, of Springfield, Ohio; four sisters, Christine Williams of Kenova, West Virginia, Irene Colvin of Paintsville; Ella Meade of Fairborne Ohio; and Mary Ann Wehle of Nicholasville. Also 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Services were at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Charles Gearheart officiating. Burial was in the Price Family Cemetery in Oil Springs.


RAMEY, Roy
1929-1996
Roy Ramey, 66, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 14, 1996, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was born December 4, 1929, in Johnson County, the son of the late Willie and Ola Castle Ramey. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ramey; one step-son, David Lafferty of Lexington; one daughter and son-in-law, Junella and George McClellan of Briston, Tenn.; 1 sister, Betty Hazlet of Paintsville and 2 grandchildren. Services were at the Hall funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Jesse Buell Officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Garden in Ivel.


REDIFORD, John
1920-1996
John Rediford, 76, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, October 28 1996 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He was born June 28, 1920, in Johnson County, the son of Mont nd Mandy Ward Rediford. He is survived by his wife, Louella Rediford; 2 sons, Johnny Rediford of Paintsville and James Rediford Winchester and 5 grandchildren. Services were October 10 at the Preston Funeral Home with Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemtery. Paintsville Herald 10-16-1996


ROBINSON, Virginia Jane (Slone)
1915-1996
Virginia Jane Slone Robinson, 81, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, October 22, 1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 27, 1915, in Floyd County, the daughter of Calloway Slone and Dicey Picklesimer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Otto Robinson. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Daniel of Paintsville; one sister, Clara Martin; five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were October 24 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Phillip Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Heraald Wednesday October 22, 1996 


THOMPSON, Gertrude Mae (Bentley)
1910-1996
Gertrude Mae Thompson  85, of Sidney, died Sunday, October 27 1996 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. He was born November 25,1910 in Johnson County, the son of Pharoh & Polly Scott Bentley. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Polly and Pharoh Bentley. He is survived by several nephews and nieces. Services were October 29 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Nov.06 1996 


TRIMBLE, Maymie (Horne)
1907 1996
Maymie Trimble, 89, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, October 2, 1996. She was born August 15, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of Tom and Julie Salyer Horne. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Trimble. She is survived by 1 son, Mark Trimble of Staffordsville; 2 daughters, Pauline Tackett of Staffordsville and Billie Houston of Portsmouth, Ohio; 1 brother, Albert Horne of Barnetts Creek; 2 sisters, Mae Williams Boyd, of Hager Hill and Ethel Arnold of Portsmouth Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Services were October 5 at Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church in Staffordsville with Elders Kenny Pelphrey and Ron Woodward officiating. Burial was in the Trimble Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald 10-9-1996


VANHOOSE, Murley Combs
1912 1996
Murley Combs VanHoose, 83, of Wittensville, died Sunday, October 20, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born December 16,1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Robert Combs and Malinda Preston. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Bott VanHoose. She is survived by one daughter, Mickie VanHoose Roberts of Huber Heights, Ohio; nine grand- children and nine great grandchildren. Services were at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Jr. Womack officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


WALLEN, Brandon
1996-1996
Brandon Shelby Wallen of Oil Springs, died Sunday, October 20, 1996, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Hundngton, West Virginia. He is survived by his mother and father, Phillip and Tammy Meade Wallen; and one sister, Anessa Philiqueino Renee Wallen. Graveside services were held at the Hall Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Meade, Jr. officiating.


WATTERS, Alice Mae (Wells)
1912-1996
Alice Mae Watters 84, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Ripley, Ohio, died Thursday, October 24, 1996, at Northland Terrace Nursing Home in Columbus, Ohio. She was a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan University and was a retired school teacher having taught at Harmersville, Ash Ridge, Waynesville and Westerville, Ohio. She was also a member of the Aberdeen United Methodist Church and an organist there for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron and Grand Representative to North Carolina. She was a charter member of the Roaring Redbirds Camping Club. She was born on March 25, 1912, in Boons Camp, the daughter of the Dr. Jacob Allen and Lillie Belle James Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Walter Watters and one brother, Robert Allen Wells. She is survived by one daughter, Judith Ann Arras of Prichard, New York; one son, Richard Watters of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren and one brother, James Dennis


WEST, Daniel A. Jr.
1969-1996
Daniel A West, Jr.,27 of Newark, died Wednesday October 30, 1996. He was born June 25, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Daniel A. Vivian L. West, and the stepson of Joseph O. Krupp of Newark. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Vivian L. West, step-father, Joseph O. Krupp, sisters aid brothers-in-law, Wendy M. & Matthew Breashers; Cynthia R & Monty Byers all of Newark; and several neices and nephews. Services were Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Swartz officiating. Burial was Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald 11-6-1996


WHITE, Charles W.
1910-1996
Reverend Charles W. White, 86, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, October 29 1996 at Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1910, in Madison County, the son of Orus and Bessie White. He is preceded in death by his wife Grace Webb White, his father, Orus White and mother, Bessie White. He is survived by sons, Clinton S. White of Arnett, Oklahoma, Roger White of Augusta, Kentucky; B. Wayne White of Arnett, Oklahoma; also by his daughters, Teresa McDaniel of Viola, Arkansas, Jacqueline Cornelius of Norton, Kansas, Barbara Rice of Oil Springs, Charolette Conley of Oil Springs; five sisters, Iva Behrendt of Groveland, Gleala Lochen also of Groveland, Linda Smith of Louisville, Mattie Curry of Richmond, Margaret Howard of Richmond; 22 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Services were held at Oil Springs United Methodist Church with Charles Gearheart and Doug Lawson officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald 11-6-1996


WILCOX, John Wendell
1942 1996
John Wendell Wilcox, 54, died Saturday, October 12, 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1942, in Johnson County, the son of John Wesley Wilcox and Rosa Nell Salyer. He is preceded in death by one brother, Norman Wilcox and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Ann Blevins and Eunice Mae Crace. He is survived by his wife, Lavonjalene Salyer Wilcox; one son, Steven Lyle Wilcox of Hawaii; 2 daughters, Sherri Michele Hammond of Falcon and Paula Jean Wilcox of Sitka. Services were October 15 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park.


WILLIAMS, Larry Darris
1943-1996
Larry Darris Williams,  53, of Van Lear died Thursday, October 24, 1996. He was born August 18, 1943, in Floyd County, the son  Rufus and Verla Williams. He is survived by two sons, John Darrell and Larry Wendell both of Van Lear; three sisters, Tracey Darrell Schrewaberry of Paintsville; and Pamela Kay Williams and Lisa Rae Williams, both of Van Lear; one brother, Roger Williams of Boons Camp two sisters, Karen Parsley of Wittensville and Collene Williams of Powell Addition; and six grandchildren. Services were October 28 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville.


NOVEMBER - 1996

BLAIR, Billy Vernon
1928-1896
Billy Vernon Blair, 68, of Johnson County, died Wednesday, November 12,1996. He was born on October 18, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of Lonnie and Doris Taylor Blair. He is preceded in death by both his parents. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Boyd Blair; one son, Willie Blair of Lexington; three step-sons, Timmy Wallen of Roann, Indiana, Leslie Wallen Jr. of Sterling, Virginia; Eddie Wallen of Dearborn, Michigan; and Charles Wallen of Staffordsville; two stepdaughters, Sharon Grim of Paintsville; Sandra Pack of West Van Lear; five brothers, James Blair, Otto Blair, Ellis Blair, Frank Blair,all of Springfield; and Danny Blair of Georgetown; 19 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Services were held at Preston Funeral Home with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

BLAIR, Major
1923-1996
Major Blair, 73, of Magoffin County, died Friday, Nov.15 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg,  Floyd Co Ky. He was born April 4 1923 in Johnson County, the son of Samuel and Mary Alice Estep Blair. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his first wife, Lorene Lemaster Blair. He is survived by one step-son, Andrew Fletcher of Daniels, West Virginia; one daughter, Donna Spence of Hager Hill, one step- -daughter Faye Whitaker of Royalton; two brothers, Chalmer Blair of Staffordsville, and Frank Blair of Sitka; one sister Mrs. flu a Wheeler of Staffordsville; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services were November 18 at Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. John Michael Blanton, Dick VanHoose, and Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, in Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.


BOGGS, Jensen Melanie Ann
1996-1996
Jensen Melanie Ann Boggs, of Paintsville, died at birth Saturday, November 9 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born November 9, 1996, in Johnson County, the daughter of Shannon and Tracy Hughes Boggs. She is survived by both parents, Shannon and Tracy Hughes Bogg of Blaine; Grandparents Earl and  Wanda Faye Boggs of Blame Kentucky, Sheila Hughes of Blaine, and John Hughes and Step grandmother Connie Hughes of Summitville, Indiana. Services were held at Gravesite Services with Rev Roger Ross officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery.


CANTRELL, Peggy (McKenzie)
1938-1996
Peggy Cantrell, 58, of Paintsville, Ky., died Saturday November 30 1996, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. She was born Januray 8 1938 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Harry "Hack" and Carrie Blanton McKenzie. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Cantrell; two sons, Neal Cantrell of Paintsville; Mark Cantrell of Denver; four grandchildren; three brothers, Willis McKenzie, Staffordsville; Victor McKenzie, Zanesville, Ohio; James McKenzie, Paintsville; four sisters, Beulah Trimble, Staffordsville; Phyllis Merit, Battlecreek, Michigan; Ruth Branham, Battlecreek, Michigan; Ann Lewis, Grove City, Ohio. Services were 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2 1996, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eulas Adams, Eual McKenzie, Richard Williams and Jerry McKenzie, officiating. Burial was in Blanton Branch Cemetery, Oil Springs.


CLAY, Manuel
1916-1996
Manuel Clay, 80, died November 4, 1996, at Howard Community Hospital. He was born October 2, 1916, at Van Lear, the son of John and Vine Clay. He is preceded in death by his wife Jewell Clay, and both parents, John and Vine Clay. He is survived by John Clay of Wabash, James Linda Clay of Huntington, Phyllis Kidwell of Walton, 10 grandchildren and 23 grandchildren. Services were November 7, 1996 at North Chapel. Burial was in Richmond Hill Cemetery.


FAIRCHILD, Ruel Edward
1932 - 1996
Ruel Edward Fairchild, 64, of Williamsport died Sunday, November 24,1996 at his home. He was born January 27, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of the late Ray and Mary James Fairchild. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Smith Fairchild. He is survived by 3 sons, Charles Edward, Middletown, Ohio; Robert Lee, Middletown, Ohio; Frank Allen, Sitka, Ky; four daughters, Mary Ruth Hannah, Ashland, Ky; Billie Sue Johnson, Williamsport; Penny Lee Meek Williamsport; Jenny Lee Preston; Staffordsville; five grandchildren. Services were Tuesday, November 26, 1996 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport.


GOODSON, Ernest Jr.
1996
Ernest Goodson Jr., 73, of Pike County, Died November 24,1996. Survivors include his wife,Joyce Ann Henderson Goodson of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Josephine Saules of Alexandria Virginia, and Neil Badgett of Ashville, North Carolina; and one brother Victor Goodson of Dorton Kentucky. Funeral services were on Wednesday November 27 at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Reffett officiating. The burial was in Highlands Memorial Park.


HAYES, Frances (Slone)
1996 Frances Hayes, of Lawrence County, died Wednesday, November 13 at Three Rivers Medical Center. She was born July 31, 1996, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Grover and Virginia Austin Slone. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Willie G. Hayes of Ulysses, three sons, Willie Hayes, Jr., Jeffrey Hayes and Timothy Hayes all of Ulysses, mother Virginia Austin Slone, two sisters, Roma Slone of Louisa and Kay Lyons of Lowmansville; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Hayes and her Father, Grover Slone. Services were held at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Dr. James A. Hayes and\Rev. Hubert Slone Officiating. Burial was in Hayes family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald November 1996 [NOTE: It is apparent that this obituary has a birth-date error]


HEDRICK, Goldie Marie (Cisco) (Wilson)
1914-1996
Goldie Marie Cisco Wilson Hedrick, 82, died at Mountain Manor Nursing Home on November, 19, 1996. She was the daughter of Sherman and Mary Lancy Sperce. She was preceded in death by both parents, and also Farm Cisco and Paul Wilson. She was survived by her husband, Edgar Hedrick, three sons, John Edward Cisco of Oil springs, Everett Lee Cisco of Flat Gap, and Sherman Cisco of Martha, two step sons, Arthur Hedrick and Palmer Hedrick both of Tomahawk; seven daughters, Mary Sizemore of Lucasville, Jean Stapleton and Thelma Estep both of Flat Gap, Harriett Daniels and Louise Stapleton both of Staffordsville, Billy Thacker of Sidney, and Brenda Justice of Pasadena, Texas; 33 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home on November 22, 1996 with Kenny Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Cisco Family Cemetery, Salyers Branch, Flat Gap, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald November 1996


HOPSON, James David
1938-1996
James David "Jimmie" Hopson, 58, of Paintville, died Sunday, November 10, 1996. He was born January 23,1938, in Floyd County the son of Raymond and Mable Underwood He is preceded in death by both his mother Mable and his father Raymond. He is survived by his wife, Sara Wheeler Hopson; one son, James Raymond "J.R," Hopson of Paintsville one daughter, Tara Hopson Branham,, of Paintsville; one sister, Bonnie Spencer of Martin; two aunts, Effie Hopkins of Prestonsburg, Mary Williamson of Charleston West Virginia, and three grandchildren. Services were November 13 at Mayo Methodist Church with Errol Archerson officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in Paintsville.


JAYNE, Melvin F.
1922-1996
Mr. Melvin F. Jayne age 73, of Vine Grove, Kentucky, died  Wednesday, November 9, 1996 at Ireland Army Community Hospital Ft.Knox. He was born in Johnson County on November 24,1922, the son of the late Jesse and Edna Mae Jayne. Mr. Jayne was a retired supervisor for Louisville Gas and Electric Co., Muldraugh and an Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son,  Melvin Darrell Jayne in 1968 Mr. Jayne is survived by his wife, Louella Jayne, three children: Danny Jayne, Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Diane Melvin Vine Grove, Georgia; four grandchildren: Rodney Jayne, Robin Goins,Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Chris  Melvin, Kittery, Maine; and One sister,  Pauline Adams,Paintsville, Kentucky. Funeral services for Mr. Jayne were held Sunday, November 17, 1996 at 1 p .m. from the Chapel of the Paintsville, Kentucky with Rev. Eual McKenzie and  Rev. Mike Blanton officiating: Visitation was held Friday, November 15, from 1 until 9 p.m. from the Hager Funeral Home and Saturday November 16, from 1 until 9 p.m. from the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial took place in the Patty Flat Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Goins, Deanna Jayne, Rodney Jayne, Chris Melvin, Robin Goins, Jessee Lee and Ronnie Mayhan and Wilbur Burchett.


KENNARD, Thresia C. (Tradway)
1996
Thresia C. Kennard ,74 died at Highlands Regional Medical Center,Prestonsburg, Floyd Co Ky., on November 30, 1996. She was preceded in death by her mother Catherine Cunningham Tradway. She was preceded in death by her mother Catherine Cunningham Tradway, and also her husband Clifford Kennard. She was survived by her son, John Kennard of Willisburg, her two daughters, Betty Puckett, and Edith Ravenscraft, both of Hager Hill; two brothers, Albert of Bristol, Indiana; Eugene Tradway of Fremont Indiana, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and 1 step grandson. Funeral services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home on December 3, 1996 with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Kentucky.


LONG, Brenda (Wickline)
1948-1996
Brenda Long, 48, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, November 19, 1996, at her home. She was born May 3, 1948, in Bowling Green, KY, the daughter of Carl and Rebecca Creek Wickline. She is survived by one son, Matthew Scott Long, Oil Springs; two brothers, Michael Wickline of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Services were, Friday, November 22, 1996 at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Gearheart officiating. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery, Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald November 1996


MARTIN, Josephine Francis (Adkinson)
1920-1996
Josephine Francis Adkinson Martin, age 76 died Tuesday  Nov.26 1996 She was born on October l, 1920 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Frederick Adkinson; and Fannie Mayo Adkinson. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by once son, Frederick Martin, one sister Elizabeth Holbrook of Paintsville, four nephews and one niece. Funeral services were held Saturday the 30 of November in Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville with minister Errol Archerson officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson Co Kentucky.


MASON, James Wesley
1910-1996
James Wesley Mason, age 86 died Monday November 25 1996. He was born on October 2, 1910 in Sanford, Nebraska, he was the son of James Shirley Mason and Nellie Roe Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Billie Marie Preston Mason, two daughters, Dr. Joy Mason Johnson of Santa Anna, California, and Lynda Mason Ward of Paintsville, Kentucky; two sisters Ruth Duncan of Bagdad, Kentucky, and Hazel Boyd of Mt Sterling, Kentucky, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday the 29 of November in Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville with minister Errol Archerson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Kentucky.


MCCARTY, Peggy (Swisher)
1935-1996
Peggy Swisher McCarty, age 60 died Thursday morning November 21 in Georgia. She was born in 1935 in Cable Ohio, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Swisher. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Earl McCarty on December 19, 1993. She is survived by five sons, Bob, Walter, Jim, Mike, and Mark McCarty, and one daughter, Vicky Jean, several grand children and one sister Jamie Swisher. She was a member of Low Gap United Baptist Church at Oil Springs, Kentucky. Funeral services were held Saturday the 23 of November in Burch and Stuart Funeral Home in Winder, Georgia. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Stateman, Georgia. Paintsville Herald November 1996


MILLS, Luther
1917-1996
Luther Mills, 79, of Paintsville, died Sunday, November 03 1996. He was born Oct.03 1917, in Martin County, the son of Ashford and Dora Short Mils. He is survived by his wife, Jo Imogene Burcher Mills; two sons, Charles Luther Mills od Staffordsville; and Doyle V. Mills, of Somersetl one brother, Sheridan Mills of Akron, Ohio; one sister Juanita Maynard of Westerville, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Services were November 6 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery in Williamsport.


MINTON, Joyce Ellen (Riffe)
1929-1996
Joyce Ellen (Riffe) Minton, 67, of Dade City, Florida, died Thursday, November 14, 1996. She was born January 01, 1929, in Johnson County, the daughter of Austin and Tillie (Elkins) Riffe. She is survived by her husband, Joe Minton, Jr.; two sons, Jerry Hager Minton, of Hager Hill; Joey Minton, of Dade City, Florida;  three daughters, Linda Slater of Seminole, Florida; Brenda Minton, of Dade City, Florida; and Mary Ellen Harder, of Croom-A-Coochee, Florida;  nine grandchildren, Ivy Slater, Seminole, Florida; Jeremy Minton of Richmond, Kentucky, Sara, Ryan, Lauren, Jarrod, and Travis Minton of Dade City, Florida; and three sisters, Georgia Capitanio of Misson Viejo, California; Freda Wallace, of Ridge Manor, Florida, and Phullis Castle of Winchester, Kentucky. Graveside services were held on Monday, November 18, at Chapel Hill Gardens in Dade City, Florida with Reverend Dr. William H. Wolfe officiating. Printed:  1996


PATRICK, Flora (Spears)
1912-1996
Flora Patrick, 84, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, November 20, 1996. She was born October 24,1922, in Paintsville, the daughter of William and Samantha Castle Spears. She Is preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by her husband, Herbert W. Patrick; one son, Herbert W. Patrick, Jr., of Lynchburg, Va.; one brother, Bert Spears, Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Beulah Howes of Sandy Hook; two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Services were November 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park.


PRESTON, Lucille (Boggs)
1918 1996
Lucille Boggs Preston, 78, of Nazareth, Ky.,died Saturday November 30 1996, at Humana Suburban Hospital, Louisviolle, Ky. She was born June 24, 1918, in Hinton, West Virginia, the daughter of the late James F. and Annie Clyde Lewis Boggs. She is survived by three daughters Claudine Kelsey; Oil Springs; James F. Boggs Jr., Cailfornia; one sister, Betty Schuerch, Lakeside Park, Ky. Services will be today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at 1:OO,p.m. at the Jones Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.


PRESTON, Mae B.(Preston)
1906-1996
Mae B. Preston, 90, died November 12, 1996, in. She was a resident of McAuley Center, Urbana. Mrs. Preston was born May 24, 1906 in Chestnut, Kentucky. The daughter of Edward and Elizabeth VanHoose Preston. She was married April 23 1927 in Paintsville to James K. Preston, who preceded her in death on Feb,16,1987. She was a member of Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Charles Preston of Urbana, Illinois, James P. Preston of Mechanicsburg, three daughters Laura VanHoose of Urbana, Betty Spencer of Urbana, Bonnie Meade of Columbus; thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren, sister Sophia Wheeler of Ashland. Preceded in death by parents, husband, son Floyd Cecil Preston, three brothers Cyrus, Herbert, and Everett Preston, sister Maltia Johnson. Services were Saturday, in the Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Walters officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.


RATLIFF, Gregory L.
1952-1996
Gregory L. Ratliff, 44, died November 5,1996, in Boyd County Kentucky. He was born January 2,1952, in Johnson County, the son of Cecil and Bernice Meek Ratliff. He was preceded in death by his Father. He is survived by two sons; Matthew Gregory and Dustin Mikel Ratliff both of Thelma; two brothers, Willis Ratliff of Lebanon, Ohio, and Alvin Ratliff of Owensville; three sisters, Della Grooms of Dayton, Ohio, Laura J. Sizemore of New Lebanon, Ohio and Cheryl Keaton of Thelma; a loving compainion, Tammy Auxier Whittaker; and her two daughters, Melissa and Julie Whittaker. Services were Friday, November 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Sammie Casebolt officiating. Burial was in Highland Meinorial Park.


ROWLAND, Karen (Horne)
1957-1996
Karen Rowland, 39, died November 3 1996 in UK Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1957, in Johnson County, daughter of Robert and Audrey Horne. She is survived by both parents, one son; Robert Shawn Rowland two brothers Robert Keith Rowland of Lima Ohio, and John Earl of Staffordsville. Services were November 7 at Paintsville Lake with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Trimble Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 3, 1996.

SUBMITTED Oct. 2004
I am the son of Karen Rowland, and your Obit on her is wrong.  Her maiden name is Rowland, and she was never married(Horne is her mother's maiden name), and she was not born in Johnson County.  Karen Rowland was born in Toledo Ohio.  Thank you. 


STAMBAUGH, Agnes (Preston)
1913 1996
Agnes Stambaugh, 83, of Wittensville, died November 28,1996 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. She was preceded in death by both parents, J. Langley and Dolla Dixon Preston, and her husband, Wm. Howard Taft Stambaugh. Survivors include five,sons, Gerald Leslie Stambaugh of Madison West Virginia, David Morgan of Lexington, George Langley of East Point, Wm Roger of Valparaiso Indiana, and Arthur Clayton of Lexington; three daughters, Jane Horne of Ashland; Sara Conley of Willington, Ohio, and Willa Kubps of Cleveland, Tennessee; one brother James Heber Preston of Wittensville; five sisters, Mary Lusk of Ashland, Erie Brown of Wittensville, Dixie VanHoose of Paintsville, Iva Bailey of,Ashland, and Herme Lee LeMaster of Lexington; 16-grandchildren and 13-great grandchildren. Funeral services were on Sunday, December 1 at 1st Christian Church with Dale Kuhns officiating. The burial was in Highlands Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Kentucky


VANHOOSE, Mary Edith (Rice)
1933-1996
Mary Edith Rice Vanhoose, 63, of Prestonsburg, died Friday November 22 1996, at her home. She was born June 10,1933, in Johnson County, the daughter of Louie Rice and Thelma Slone Rice Boggus. She is preceded in death by her husband Carmel Vanhoose, Jr. She is survived by one son, Charles M. Whittenberger of Paintsville, one daughter, June E. Burke of Prestonsburg; one brother, Robert Rice of Paintsville; two half-brothers, Billy W. Rice and Charles Rice, both of Georgia. Services were November 24, 1996 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial at Staffordsville.


WATKINS, William Dolphus
1921 1996
William Dolphus Watkins, 74, of New Lebanon, Ohio died Friday, November 1, 1996, at Veteran's Center Hospital, in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Watkins  was born in West Van Lear, Kentucky, on Dec.17, 1921, to the late William Dolphus and Sarah Rice Watkins. Mr. Watkins was preceded in death, locally by two brothers, Samuel Lewis Watkins and Brother Watkins. Surviving  are his wife, Pauline Statton Watkins; one daughter, Betty Lou Madewell; three grand-children, Jason Matthew, Kelly Nicole, and John Watkins Madewell, of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Mary Jo Mormon, of Athens, Ohio; and a host of living nieces, nephews, and in laws. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Veteran's Center Chapel in Dayton, Ohio at noon, Tuesday, November 5 1996. Burial will be in the Memory Garden Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. Paintsville Herald 11-6-1996 Wednesday


WELLS, Charles R. Sr.
1928-1996
Charles R. Wells Sr., 67, of Van Lear, died Saturday, November 9, 1996. He was born on October 23 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Joe D. Wells and Lillie M. Webb. He is preceded in death by both his mother and father Joe D. Wells and Lillie M. Webb, one daughter; Kathern Wells Collins; and brothers Denver and Raymond Wells. He is survived by three sons, Phillip Wells, Ray Collins, and Charles Wells Jr., all of Van Lear; one daughter, Lisa Horn of Louisa; and four brothers Joe Wells, Herbett Wells, Everett Wells of Van Lear and George Wells of Definace Ohio, and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the Webb Family Cemetery in Van Lear.


WILLIAMSON, James Marshell
1911 1996
James Marshell Williamson 85, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, November 30,1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was born May 1, 1911, in Lawrence County, Ky., the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Walters) Williamson. He is preceded in death by both parents and one son, Carol Williamson; his wife, Myrleen Williamson. He is survived by one brother, John M. Stambaugh, Ashland; two daughters, Lorraine Stapleton, Prestonsburg; Vivian Branham, Paintsville; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, December 2 1996 at 11:00 at First Christian Church, Paintsville with Rev. Eldon Ricker officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville


YATES, Natasha Judine
1979-1996
Natasha Judine Yates, 17, of Oil Springs, died Friday, November 29, 1996, at Columbia Hospital, Lexington, Ky. She was born, August 16, 1979, in Johnson County, the daughter of Maxine Rice and the late Howard C. Yates. She is survived by her mother, Maxine Rice; three brothers, William Howard Yates, Oil Springs; Howard Rusty Yates, Richmond, Ky; Mike Yates, Oil Springs; two sisters, Cammy O'Bryan, Oil Springs; Susie Ellis, Van Lear. Services were Tuesday, December 3, 1996 at 1:00 p.m., at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. James Kelly Caudill, Dick Vanhoose and Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Buria; was in Yates-Rice Cemetery, Oil SPrings.


DECEMBER - 1996


ADAMS, Mary Francis (Melvin)
1932-1996
Mary Francis Melvin Adams of Floyd County died Monday, December 16, 1996. She was born October 11, 1932, in Floyd County, the daughter of Estill and Gladys Fraley Melvin. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Morris Allen Adams of Paintsville; one daughter, Diana Lynn Butcher of Paintsville; one sister Cordle of Westerville, five brothers; Herbert, George, and Larry Melvin all of Davis Branch; Andrew Melvin of Marianna, Florida; Darrell Melvin of Paintsville and two grandchildren. Services were November 21, at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with ministers John Skaggs and Quentin Crum officiating. Burial was in the Melvin Fraley Cemetery in Staffordsville.

ARMS, Bert
1938-1996
Bert Arms, 58, of Johnson County, died Tuesday,  December 10,1996. He was born January 4,1938, in Johnson County, the son of Jack Arms and Dora Hall Arms. He is preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Lois J. Spears Arms. He is survived by his son, Bert Arms, Jr. of Hager Hill; and two brothers, Tony Arms of Hager Hill and Lundy Arms of Paintsville. Services were December 13 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial, Staffordsville.


BAILEY, Gladys (Rice)
1908-1996
Former Johnson County resident Gladys Bailey, 88, died Monday, December 16, 1996, at Columbia Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Bailey was born March 16,1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Emaline Price Rice. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wallace M. Bailey, in 1980. Surviving are one son, James Bailey of Lexington; one daughter, Carolyn Cook of Lexington; one brother, Sherman Rice Jr. of Riceville; one sister, Ruth Meek of Paintsville; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 20, at the residence of Sherman Rice, with Drew Martin officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery at Riceville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-8-1997


BAILEY, J.T.
1900 1996
Elder J.T. Bailey, 96, of Johnson County, died December 25 1996 at St.Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He was born June 12, 1900 in Johnson County, the son of Andy and Hannah Katherine Skaggs Bailey. He is preceded in death by both parents, Andy and Hannah Katherine Skaggs Bailey, and wife. Erie M. Evans Bailey. He is survived by three sons, James Bailey of Ashland; Lurray Bailey of Crossville Tennessee; Lowell Bailey of Richmond; three daughters, Jewell Lemaster of Marlon, Indiana; Willadean Skaggs of Catlettsburg, Genetta Ison of Lexington; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services were Sunday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at the United Baptist Church, Paintsville with Elders Arville C. Murray, Jr., Roy Coffey, Lowell Ferguson and C.J. Murray officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, at Staffordsville.


BLAIR, Sina (Blanton)
1902-1996
Sina Blanton Blair, 94, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, December 8, 1996. He was born February 4, 1902, in Oil Springs, the son of Henry and Rebecca Fairchild Blanton. He Is preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Lindsey Blair. He is survived by his three sons, Cari Blair of Greensburg, Howard Blair, of Urbana, Glennis Blair of Thelma; two daughters, Junaita Johnson of 0i1 Springs, Linda Cantrell of Urbana, Ohio, one sister, Carrie Conley of Nippa, and one brother Estill Blanton of Flat Fork, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. Services were December 11 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with elders Longa Reed, and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in the Blair Family Cemetery of 0il Springs, Kentucky.


BLANTON, Estill "Buster"
1906-1996
Estill "Buster" Blanton, 90, of Johnson County, died Friday, December 20 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1906 the son of Henry and Rebecca Fairchild Blanton. He was preceded in death by both parents, and his wife, Lizzie PenningtonBlanton. He is survived by three sons, Garvin Blanton, of West Liberty; Everett Blanton and Henry Harm Blanton both of Salyersville; one daughter, Jeanette Gamble of Red Bush; one sister, Carrie Conley of Wittensville; 20 grandchildren, 24 great, grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. on, Sunday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Flat Fork with Melvin Wright and Nornie Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery in Jellico.


BOWEN, Mitchell Allen "Micky"
1967-1996
Mitchell “Micky” Allen Bowen 29, of Johnson County, died Wednesday, December 11, 1996. He was born June 11, 1967, in Johnson County, the son of Rufus Bowen and Margaret Goble Bowen. He is preceded in death by his father, Rufus Bowen. He is survived by his wife Rhonda McKenzie Bowen, his mother Margaret Goble Bowen; son Mitchell Allen Bowen, Jr. of Thelma; two daughters both of Thelma, Mickia Lashay Bowen and Shasta Lorraine Bowen; five brothers, Ricky Bowen, Rufus Bowen Jr., and Otis Bowen all of Martin county, Robert Bowen of Ohio, and Gary Perry of Tomahawk; sis sisters, Marlene Carter, of Ohio, Diane Stacy, Linda Setser, Anita Hinkle, Crystal Bowen and Lonnie Jean Davis all of Martin, County Services were December 14, 1996 at the Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Roger Thornsbury and Bob Baker officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery in Thelma.


BRICKLEY, John
1911-1996
John Brickley, 85, of Powell Addition, died Saturday, December 28 1996. He was born in Burning Well West Virginia on January 10 1911, the son of Edward Brickley and Lena Foyt. He was preceded in death by both parents, Edward Brickley and Lena Foyt, and wife, Julia Richmond Brickley. He is survived by three daughters, Sally A. Patton of Van Lear, Page Daniel of Paintsville, and Brownie Smith of Danville; one sister, Dorothy Phillips of Houston, Texas; five grand sons and 2 great grandsons. Services were Monday, December 30 at 1 p.m. at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with William Spradlin and Drew Martin officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. NOTE: Edward Brickley born in 1876 and died May 27, 1952 NOTE: Glenn Brickley son of Edward & Lena Brickley states his mothers maiden name is spelled "Foit" and not "Foyt" as it was published in this obit.


BURCHETT, Maggie (McKenzie)
1899-1996
Maggie Burchett, 97, of Inez, died Wednesday, December 4, 1996.  She was born February 21,1899, in Inez, the daughter of Wallace  and Katherine Estep McKenzie.  She is preceded in death by both parents and her husband, Tolvie Burchett.  She is survived by her son Rogell Burchett of Inez, three grand- -children, four step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren,  5 step-great granchildren, and three great-great granchildren. Services were December 6 at Cold Springs United Baptist Church  with Elder Woodrow Nicholas, Jr. and Elder Eulas Adams  officiating.  Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery of Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.


BURNS, Cassie Louise
1991 1996
Cassie Louise Burns, 5, of Paintsville, Died December 25 1996 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, West Virginia. She was born April 29, 1991 in Paintsville the daughter of Simth and Sharon Wombles Burns. She is survived by both parents, Simth and Sharon Wombles Nurns, of Paintsville; one brother J.D. Wells of Van Lear;  and one sister, Angela Nickell of Columbus, Ohio. Services were Sunday, December 29 at 1 p.m. at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, at Staffordsville.


CANTRELL, Callie (Lemaster)
1996
Callie Cantrell, 92 died at Mountain Manor Nursing Home on December 10, 1996. She was the daughber of Manford Coffins and Ellen Lemaster. She was preceded in death bar both parents and both husbands, Henry Fannin, and R.P. Cantrell. She was survived by her three sons, Lee Roy Fannin of Sitka, Ernest Ray Fannin of Ashland, Bob Cantrell of Sitka, and one step-son Bill Cantrell of Frankfort, two daughters, Martha Alice Gamble of Walton, Kathleen Murray of Paintsville, and three stepdaughters, Betty Dills of Columbus, Ohio, Esta Ball and Lesta Sparks both of Winchester, 8 step-grandchildren, several step-great grandchildren, 16 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home on December 13, 1996 with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was held in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.


CANTRELL, Murlie (Salyer)
1906-1996
Murlie Cantrell, 90, of Johnson County died December 18, 1996 in Miamisburg, Ohio. Murlie was born April 3, 1906, in Johnson County, the daughter of Levi and Annie Salyer. She is preceded in death by both parents, and husband, Ira Scott Cantrell. She is survived by one son, Levi Cantrell of Prestonsburg; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and Two daughters, Annabelle Vaughn of Miamisburg, Ohio, Maxine Franklin of Franklin, Ohio; and one brother Fonzie Salyer. Services were Saturday, December 21, 1996, at 2 p, m. in Dalton Funeral Home, Germantown, Ohio, with Walter miller and Robert Smith officiating. Burial was held at Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap. [ADDITIONAL] CANTRELL, Murlie (Salyer) 1906-1996 In Loving Memory of Murlie Cantrell (nee Salyer) Date of Birth: April 3, 1906 Date of Death: December 18, 1996 Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday December 21, 1996 Dalton Funeral Home Germantown, Ohio Officiating Pastor Walter Miller Pastor Robert Smith Final Resting Place 2:00 PM Sunday December 22, 1996 Sparks Cemetery Flat Gap, Kentucky Murlie was married to Ira Scott Cantrell, the son of William Jasper Cantrell and Hulda C. Estep on October 13, 1920. She was the daughter of Levi Salyer & Anna Kimbleton. To this union was born Twins (boy and girl) 6/5/1921, both died at birth or shortly after, Levi Cantrell, b. 9/30/1922, Annabelle Cantrell Vaughn, b. 12/31/1924, Orville Cantrell, b. 4/11/1927, d. 10/11/1994, and Maxine Cantrell Benard, b. 7/19/1929.


CASTLE, Nova (Salyers)
1914-1996
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Nova Castle, 82, who died Saturday, December 28, in Sandusky, Ohio. Mrs. Castle was born April 25, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Alston and Rosa Dixon Salyers.  She was a member of Concord United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Castle, in January 1981. Surviving are six sons, Paul and Roger Castle, both of Thealka, Jimmy Castle of Columbus, Ohio, Eddie and Jerry Castle, both of Castalia, Ohio, and Gary Castle of Sandusky, Ohio; three daughters, Alice Riley of Sandusky, Doris Preston of Williamsport and Darella King of Huber Heights, Ohio; one brother, Robert Salyers of Florida; one sister, Clova Weigand of Florida; and 29 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 31, at Concord United Baptist Church, with Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 8, 1997


COMBS, Don
1939-1996
Dr. Don Whitney Combs, 57, born in Mousie, died Monday, December 23. Don was the son of Wallace Combs and June Johnson Combs. He was preceded in death by his father Wallace Combs. He is survived by his wife, Gerri Combs of Bowling Green; his daughter, Alexis Combs of Bowling Green, and mother June Johnson Combs of Bowling Green. Funeral services were arranged by J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapel. The funeral was held at the Christ Episcopal Church on December 26 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green. Paintsville Heral 1996


COOTS, Reuben
1996
Reuben Coots, 75 of Leslie County died, Monday, Dec.16 1996 at VA Medical Center. He was predeceased by both parents, Chester Coots and Betty Williams Coots. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Lee Minuard Coots, one son, Sammie Coots of Staffordsville; two daughters, Jeanne Tomlin of Tampa Fl., Linda Lee Lyon of Staffordsville; one brother, Dillard Coots of Hyden; three sisters, Alabam Morgan of  Hyden, Ida Spence of Covington, Ellen Morgan of Hyden, and three grandchilddren. Funeral services were Wednesday December 18 at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Ministers, John Michael Blanton, Terry Conley, and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was held in the Staffordville Freewill Baptist  Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.


CRABTREE, Bill
1918-1996
Bill Crabtree, age 78, of Nolau, West Virginia, died December 6, 1996 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nolau, West Virginia on January 18, 1918, the son of James Crabtree and Ora Spalding Crabtree. He was preceded in death by his wife, Liddie Crabtree, both parents and one brother, Clifford Crabtree. He is survived by two daughters, Eva Blevins of Dunlow, West Virginia, and Rhonda Robinette of Detroit, Michigan; one sister, Catherine Howard of Cininnati, Ohio; and four brothers, Johnny Crabtree of Varney, West Virginia, Virgil Crabtree of Williamson, West Virginia, and Dewey Crabtree of Detroit, Michigan. Funeral services were held Monday, November 9, 1996 at 1 p.m. from Nolan Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Taylor, Josh Hall and Clyde Miller officiating. Burial took place in the Crabtree Cemetery. Paintsville Herald 1996


DURANT, Mary (Music)
1996
Mary Durant, 69, of 1425 W. James Place, Kent, Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996 at Virginia Mason Hospital of Seattle, WA. She was born June 14, 1927 at Prestonsburg, KY to George W. and Hattie (England) Music. She was married to James Durant, who survives. Mrs. Durant was a homemaker, and the mother of a son, Robert Green of Nashville, IN, and a daughter who preceded her in death. In addition, she is survived by brothers, Ben and Charles Music, both of North Manchester, and George and Bill Music, both of Laketon; sisters Mildred Hoffman of LaFontaine, Mrs. Gary (Helen) Yentes of North Manchester, and Ruth Abshire of Illinois; and three grandchildren. Friends may call at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joe Baker will officiate, and burial will be in Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN.


ELDRIDGE, James "Jimbo"
1942-1996
James "Jimbo" Eldridge, age 54, of Paintsville, died Thursday, December 5, 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born in Dante, Virginia on October 31,1942, the son of Ed Eldridge and Maxine Johnson. Jimbo was the owner of Jimbo's resruraunt in Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Eldridge. He is survived by his mother, Maxine Johnson Eldridge, one son James Andrew Branham of Richmond; two brothers, Eddie Eldridge of Hamilton, Ohio, and Joshua Andres, two nephews and two neices, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of the Paintsville, Kentucky with Rev. Drew Martin officiating. Burial took place in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland.


GOBLE, Mary J. (Harless)
1902-1996
Mary Josephine Harless Goble, 94, of Martin County, died Sunday, December 15, 1996. She was born March 24, 1902, in Martin County; the daughter of George Washington Harless and Eda Harless. She is preceded in death by both parents and her husband, Sherd Goble. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Freda B. Tussey of Bradenton, Florida, Edith Sizemore of Paintsville, Elma Maye Adkins of Pikeville, and Francis Ann Plummer of Van Lear; 1 sister, Hester Howard of Inez, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Services were Wednesday December 18 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery in Ivel. Paintsville Herald December 1996


GRIM, Robert
1967 1996
Robert Grim, 29 of Johnson County died, Sunday, December 22 1996. He was born August 18 1967 in Johnson County, the son of t Bobby and Gail Meek Grim. He is survived by his parents, Bobby and Gail Meek Grim of Nippa; two sons, Justin Michael Grim and Robert Dylan Grim both of Raceland; one sister, Andrea Grim of Morehead. Services were Tuesday, December 24 at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Milt Grim Cemetery in Nippa.


HALL, Douglas Ray
1936-1996
Douglas Ray "Doug" Hall, 60, of Van Lear, died Friday, Dec. 20 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born September 12, 1936, the son of George and Nannie Gilliam Hall. He is survived by his wife Margaret "Peggy" Hall; one son, Todd Douglas Hall Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Terry Lynn Slone, Nippa, Ky.; four brothers, Tommy Hall, Tutor Key; Bill Hall, Paintsville; Bobby Hall, Salyersville; Clarence Hall, Columbus; three sisters, Jackie Boyd, Dayton, Ohio; Peggy Kain, Dayton, Ohio; Patsy McFaddin, Paintsville; one niece, Renee Kretzer. Services were 1:00 pm, Monday Dec. 23, 1996 at Jones-Pretton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville.


HORN, Pauline(Reed)
1932 1996
Pauline Horn,  64, of 0il Springs,  died Saturday Dec.14 1996, at Pauil B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1932, the daughter of the late Dow and Sible Reed. ShShe was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Leo Horn. She is survived by three sons. Gary R. Horn, Larry K. Horn and Jeffrey S. Horn, all of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren. Services were 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.17 1996 at the Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Horne and Jeffrey Horne officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.


JOHNSON, Irene (Stamper)
1935 1996
Irene Stamper Johnson, 61, of Paintsville died Monday, December, 23 1996. She was born June 18, 1935 in Olive Hill, the daughter of Jess and Carrie Frazier Stamper. She was preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by one son, Clay Johnson of Flat Gap; two daughters, Bonnie Sue and Donna Lou Cantrell both of Paintsville; six brothers, Lloyd Stamper of Delaware, Ohio; Joe Stamper of Bristow, Oklahoma; Charles Stamper of Paintsville; Luther of West Van Lear;  James Stamper of Leander;  and Cecil Frazier of Staffordsvile; two sisters, Marie Conley of Columbus, Ohio,Thelma Preston of West Van Lear; l0 grandchildren and 2 grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, December 25 at Preston Fueral Home Chapel with James K. Caudill and Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


JUDE, Edgar
1949-1996
Edgar Jude, 75 of Pilgrim, died Wednesday, December 4, 1996. He was born September 30, 1949, in Pilgrim, the son of Jeff and Kate Maynard Jude. He is preceded in death by both parents. He is survived by his 2 sons, Edgar Jude, Jr. of Pilgrim, Rodney Jude of Dunlow, West Virginia, two daughters, Brenda Harmon of Lovely, Melissa Jude of Tomahawk, three grandchildren, five brothers, Edward Jude of Jackson, Kentucky, Charlie and Johnny Jude both of Inez, Ronnie Booth of Lowmansville, and James Arthur Jude of Columbus, Ohio, Elizabeth Jones and Magie Mills of Pilgrim, Victoria Sparks, Dolly Magner and Deloris Maynard of Inez, and Ellie Jones of Mingo, West Virginia. Services were December 8 at Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church in Pilgrim with Sabart Nicholas officiating. Burial was in the Jeff Jude Cemetery of Pilgrim, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald December 1996


KEEL, Alvin W.
1949-1996
Alvin W. Keel, 56 of Johnson County died December 15 1996, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Floyd Co Ky. He was born February 3 1940, the son of Rufus Alvin and Lucy Delong Keel. He is preceded in death by both parents. He is survived by his wife, Angie Rowland Keel, one daughter, Kelly Keel Rice, of Morehead; two step-daughters, Tommigene Tackett of Prestonsburg, Theresa Stambaugh of Lake City, Florida; three brothers, Manford Walton of Ashland, Franklin and Stanley Keel both of Van Lear; two sisters, Willa Dean Hamilton of Parma, Ohio; Lorraine Newberry of Van Lear; and 4 step- grandchildren. Services were held at 1l:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 18 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Stan Alger and Jennings West Officiating. Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.


KLEY, Betty (Kirk)
1996
Betty Kirk Kley, a 26 year resident of Naples, passed away Sunday, December 15, 1996. A graduate of Morehead State University in Kentucky, Betty received her Bachelor's in education. For a number of years she was a teacher in Virginia. Surviving are her beloved husband, Frank C. Kley of Naples; one sister, Tommy Jean Hazeligg of Paintsville; several nieces and nephews. A memorial services will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Johnson- Pittman Funeral Homes, Naples. Paintsville Herald December 1996


LEMASTER, Buell
1908–1996
Buell Lemaster, 88, of Johnson County, died December 17 1996 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born February 9, 1908, the son of Jeff and Elizabeth Pennington Lemaster. He was preceded in death by both parents, and his wife, Allie Pennington Lemaster. He was survived by five sons, Willis Lemaster of Flat Gap, Ellis Lemaster of Columbus, Ohio, Wallace Lemaster of Plain City, Ohio, Kenneth Lemaster of Keaton, Darrell Lemaster of Staffordsville; four daughters, Martha Kimbleton of Staffordsville, Linnie Fowler of Columbus, Ohio, Katherine Cantrell of Flat Gap, Roxie Blevins of Oil Springs; 39 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, and 15 great great garndchildren. Services were 1 p.m. Friday, December 20 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Paul E. Keaton and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial to follow in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald  December, 1996


LEWIS, Annie Mae (McCauley)
1908-1996
Annie Mae McCauley Lewis, 88, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec.22, 1996 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 19, 1908 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Hugh A.McCauley and Ethel Mae Hix. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Henry Lewis;  one daughter, Ann Lewis Anderson. She is survived by one son, John M. Lewis, Staffordsville; one grandaughter, Amy Lewis. Services were 10:00 am, Monday, December 23, 1996 at St. Michael's Church, Paintsville, with Father Bill Fedders officiating. Burial was in the Middlesboro Cemetery, Middlesboro, Ky.


LYONS, Loraine (Staniford)
1937-1996
Loraine Lyons, 59, died Tuesday, December 31 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Loraine was born January 17, 1937 in Johnson County, the daughter of Mike and Amanda Mollette Staniford. She is survived by both partents, Mike and Amanda Mollette Stanifor, husband, Frank Lloyd Lyons: three sons, Mike Lyons of lSitka, Rick Lyons of Thelma, Gary Lyons, of staffordsville; three brothers, Mike Staniford Jr. of Staffordsville, Tommy Staniford of Flat Gap, Ronnie Staniford of Paintsville; two sisteers, Helen Music of Nippa, Carolyn Meade of Columbus, Ohio; 3 grandchildren a 1 great-grandchild. Services were Thursday, January 2 at 2 p.m. at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was in Family Cemetery, River.


MEADE, Faye (Meek)
1935-1996
Faye Meade, 61, of Chesnut, Johnson County, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, December 4 1996. She was born on November 15, 1935 to the late Herbert and Mattie (Boyd) Meek. Faye is preceeded in death by her husband Estill Meade. Surviving are three sons, Glen Meade of Chesnut, Wayne Meadee of Chesnut and Darrell Meade of Beauty.  Also surviving are three brothers, Millard Meade of Van Lear, Herbert Meek, Jr. of Chesnut, and David Meek of Chesnut.  Two sisters, Connie Sue Meek of Hammond, and JoAnn Meek of Chesnut. Funeral arrangements were held at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez, Kentucky.  The funeral was held December 7 1996 at 11:00 a.m. in the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Inez. Arrangements under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald December 1996 


MUSIC, Elizabeth F. (Walker)
1928-1996
Elizabeth F. Music, 68, 409 Congress St., died at 6:10 a.m.  Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at Wabash Healthcare Center. She was born on March 31, 1928, in Van Lear, Ky., to Homer and  Ruie (Castle) Walker.  She married Arvin Music on Dec. 8, 1945.   He died on Aug. 22, 1992. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist  Church. Surviving are two sons, Arvin DeWayne Music and Larry Steven Music,  both of Wabash; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Judy) Hyden, Mrs. Daniel  (Janice) Price, Mrs. Allen (Renee) Eads and Mrs. Billie (Linda)  Noland, all of Wabash; two half brothers, James Webb and Curtis Webb,  both of Wabash, and Hobert Webb, Johnson County, Ky.; five sisters,  Mrs. George (Billie) Music, Laketon, Mrs. Charles (Faye) Johnson and  May Rubble, both of Neon, Ky., Mrs. Tony (Patty) Pack, Van Lear, Ky.,  and Mrs. Ronnie (Marline) Coleman, Jamestown, Ky.; 16 grandchildren;  and four great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and one sister are deceased. Services will be at 11 a.m Wednesday at the Wabash Free Will Baptist  Church.  The Rev. Venny VanHoose will officiate.  Burial will be made in  Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter  Mortuary, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. ---------------Elizabeth F. Music Services for Elizabeth F. Music, 68, 409 Congress St., were Wednesday  morning at the Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Venny VanHoose officiated.  Nancy Sluss was the organist.  Burial  was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Mike Berry, Terry Music, Brian Moore, Bill Moore, Alan  Eades and Del Slee. The Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary handled arrangements. Wabash Plain Dealer


PATRICK, Howard
1919-1996
Howard Patrick, 77, of Ross Street, died Monday, December 16 1996, at King's Daughters Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1919 in Ashiand, the son of Claude and Molly Conley Patrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harry Patrick; and one sister, Lydia Jean Hudson. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Akers Patrick; one son, Gerald Patrick of Dothan, Alabama; two daughters, Janice Lowder of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Jeanne Pate of Hanover; one brother; Dallas Patrick of Water Valley, Mississippi; three sisters, Betty Himes of Kissimmee Florida, Maxine Trusty of Elizabethtown, and Edith Sudol of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery.


Tuesday, December 10, 1996
 
PICKLESIMER, Lloyd Sr.
1936-1996
 Lloyd E. Picklesimer Sr., 60, of South Point, died today at his home. Mr. Picklesimer was born Sept. 16, 1936, in Catlettsburg, Ky., a son of the late Lonnie and Naomi Coburn Picklesimer. He was a produce packer. Surviving are three sons, Eddie Picklesimer, Lloyd Picklesimer, Jr., and Michael Wallace, all of Columbus; a daughter, Naomi Blankenship of Columbus; three brothers, George Picklesimer and Denver Picklesimer, both of South Point, and Curtis Picklesimer of Toledo; four sisters, Dolly Faye Kelley and Geraldine McKenzie, both of Catlettsburg, Linda Picklesimer of Wayne, W. Va., and Tina Ward of Toledo; six greandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg by the Rev. Kermit Webb.  Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Descendant of the Picklesimers of Johnson County.  Lloyd was the granson of John Workman Picklesimer, a son of David Picklesimer, and Mary Barnett. Submitted By: John W. Picklesimer


     

PRESTON, Marie (Ward)
1921  1996
Marie Ward Preston, 75, of Meally died,December 22 1996 at U K Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. She was born July 16, 1921 in Meally, Johnson Co Ky., the daughter of Bascom Clark and Zella Preston Ward. She was preceded in death by both her parents, and her husband Homer W. Presotn. She is survived by three sons, Chester A. Preston, of Milan, Michigan; Gerald P. Preston of Paintsville,; Wilbur D. Preston, of Reeds Spring, Missouri; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; three brothers, James C. Ward, of Fairborn, Ohio; Arby Ward of Tipp City, Ohio; Herman Ward, of Phoenix, Arizona; and one sister, Malissa Roark, of Phoenix, Arizona. Services were Thursday Dec.26 at 10 a.m. at Buffalo United Baptist Church, with Elders, Lawrence Arrowood, Douglas Ward, Glen Peniz, and Bobby Marietta officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Dec.31 1996


RICHMOND, Edith (Blanton)
1923-1996
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 4 1996 for Edith Richmond, 72 who died Sunday, December 31 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Mrs. Richmond was born January 15 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of Alta Conley Blanton and the late Ennie Blanton. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Jim Richmond, in January 1982. Surviving are her mother; one daughter, Janie Marien of Amston, Connecticut; and one sister, Mary Lou Music of Oil Springs Officiating at 1:00 p.m. services at First Baptist Church will be Drew Martin. Burial will be in Richmond Family Cemetery at Paintsville.


SALYER, Marsha Lynn (Blevins)
1970  1996
Marsha Lynn Salyer, 26, of Staffordsville, died Friday, December 6, 1996, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born August 19,1970, the daughter of Thomas Kestner and Louella  Blevins. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Salyer; two brothers: James Wilber Kestner, Hager Hill; Jerry Thomas Kestner, Hager Hill  one sister, Corella  Jean Blanton, Beaver,  Ohio. Services vie 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 1996 at the Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Kestner Cemetery, Hager Hill.


SALYER, Raymond
1923-1996
Raymond Salyer, 73, of Blaine, Ky., died December 28, 1996 at his home in Blaine, Ky. He was born January 10, 1923, in Hannah, Ky., son of the late Roy Lee Salyer and Carrie Belle Edwards Salyer. He is survived by his wife, Delphia Salyer, one daughter, Evelyn Francis Justice, Blaine, Ky., six sons, Jerry Salyer, London, Ohio, Billy Salyer, Blaine, Ky., Roger Salyer, Cains Creek, Ky., Larry Salyer, Columbus, Ohio, Tim Salyer, Martha, Ky., Paul Salyer, Red Bush, Ky.; three sisters, Georgia Justice, Columbus, Ohio, Edna Clark, Columbus, Ohio and Loraine Spears, Blaine, Ky.; three brothers, Kennith Salyer and Vernon Salyer, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Quentin Salyer, Grove City, Ohio; three great grandchildren and seventeen grandchildren. Services were Tuesday, December 31, 1996, at Blaine Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Roberts and Rev. Raymond Osborne officiating. Burial was in Edwards Cemetery, Caines Creek, Ky. Salyer, Raymond PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY ---------1996


SMITH, Ernestine (Bowling)
1929 1996
Ernestine Smith, 67, of Holland Michigan, passed away Wednesday, December 18 1996 at Holland Community Hospital. She was predeceased by her her husband, Virgil Smith, her parents, William and Ada Bowling and step-mother, Mildred Bowling. Ernestine is survived by 1 daughter, Shirley Lopez of Holland, Michigan; 1 son, Virgil David Smith of Holland, Michigan; 1 grandson, Michael David Lopez, 4 adopted grandchildren, Fermin Santos, Kenneth Harold Lopez, Kathryn and Victor Jones and Cynthia and Anthony Reese; 6 great- grandchildren; 1 sister, Mary Bowling of Felming; 4 brothers, William Stewart Bowling of Fleming, Julius Bowling of Paintsville, Demart Bowling of Macon, Georgia, and Charles Edgar Bowling of Van Lear. Funeral services took place Saturday at 11 an. at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, Holland, Michigan, with Rev. George Bells officiating. Burial was held in Pilgrim Home Cemeterv. Holland.


STAFFORD, Garland R.
1904-1996
Garland R Stafford, 92, of Elkin, N.C., died Wednesday, December 4, 1996, at Columbia Davis Medical Center in Statesville, N.C. He was born April 23, 1904, in buffalo, W.Va., son of the late Rev.Monreo E. and Carrie S. Stafford. Stafford. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Turner He is survived by one daughter, Sarah Satterfield of. Burlington, N.C., and one son, Ed Stafford, LaJunta, Colorado. Services were 11:00 a.m., Tuesay, December 10, at New Salem United Methodist Church, Statesville, N.C., with Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home in Statesville. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery in Statesville.


STANIFORD, Virgil
1914-1996
Virgil Staniford 82 of New Lebanon, Ohio died Wednesday December 11 1996. He was born in 1914, in Lebanon,  Ohio. He is preceded in death by a wife; Nelvina Staniford. He is survived by his 5 sons, Robert Lee Staniford of Huber Heights, Ohio, James Staniford of Dayton, Ohio, Enoch Staniford of Lovely, and Richard Staniford and Virgil Ray Staniford of New Lebanon, Ohio; three daughters, Sandra Nelson and Ella Pendleton both of New Lebanon, Ohio, and Mary Lyons of Nippa; three brothers, Russell Staniford of Carrollton, Ohio, Oval D. Staniford of Dayton, Ohio, and Enoch Staniford Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Opal Music of Centerswille, Ohio, and Mabel Polvis of Beaver Creek, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday December 14 at Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel with minister Jerry Castle officiating. The burial was held in the Mollett Family Cemetery in Boonescamp.


TACKETT, Betty (Boyd)
1921-1998
Betty Dean Tackett, 68, of Winder, Ga, died Saturday, December 7, 1996, in Winder, Ga. She was born April 26, 1928, the daughter of Elizabeth Dion and the late Richard Boyd, of St. Petersburg, Fla. She is survived by three sons; James Arthur Pack and Emery Earl Tackett, both of Ohio; Richard Francis Tackett of New Hampshire; one daughter Victoria Patrick of Winder, Ga; one granddaughter, Erica Patrick of Winder, Ga.; one brother, James Boyd of Louisville; one sister, Linda Laburtis of Tampa, Fla. Services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder, Ga. In lieu of flowers, contributions, may be made to the First United Methodist Church and to the Barrow County Humane Society.


TRIMBLE, Leon F.
1921-1996
Leon F. Trimble, 75, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, December 7, 1996. He was born September 8, 1921, in Oil Springs the son of Newton Trimble and Ethel Rice. He was raised by his grandparents, Dr. Grant and Sina Rice of Oil Springs, Kentucky. His mother had passed away at such a young age, and he was taken in by his grandparents. He was preceded in death by both parents. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Navin and Donald Bert Trimble. He is survived by his wife, Joan Trimble, son, Delbert L. Trimble of Cincinnati; 1 daughter Diana L. Kearns of Durham, California, 1 granddaughter Krystle Lili Kearas of Durham, California, step-mother  Mary Gartin of Chillicothe, three step-sisters, Joyce Ross of Chillicothe, Jean Ball of Ashland, Carol Williams of Morehead, several nieces and Nephews. Services were December 13 at The Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Ohio. Burial was in the Rowland Memorial Cemetery in Chillicothe, Ohio.


VANHOOSE, Lucy (Stambaugh)
1908-1996
Lucy VanHoose, 88, of Paintsville, died Saturday, December 7, 1996, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton, Ohio. She was born August 26, 1908, the daughter of the late Garfield and Lucina Alters Stambaugh. She is also preceded in death by her husband Tom VanHoose two sons and one daughter, two brothers, two sisters, one great-grandchild. She is survived by three sons, Paris VanHoose; of McGuffey, Ohio, Doug VanHoose and Ruel VanHoose, of Kenton, Ohio; two brothers: Lowell Stambaugh, Paintsville Rule Daniels, Oregon, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville


WELLS, Elizabeth (Rice)
1909-1996
Elizabeth Wells, 87, of Paintsville, died Friday, Dec.06,1996. She was born June 24, 1909, in Paintsville, the daughter of Wiley N. and. May Rose Sublett Rice. She is preceded in death by both parents and her husband, Charles J. Wells. She is survived by her son, Charles Wells of Phoenix, Arizona who lives in Paintsville, one stepdaughter, Margaret Wells Hernandez of Phoenix, Arizona, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Services were December 8 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel  with Eldon Rocker officiating . Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in Paintsville, Kentucky.


WILLIAMS, Callie (Estep)
1919-1996
Callie Williams, 80, of Johnson County, died December 27 1996 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. She was born February 14,1916, the daughter of Shade and Sarah (Estep) Estep. She is preceded in death by both parents, and her husband, Estill M. Williams. She is survived by one daughter, Pam Wooten of Flat Gap; two sisters, Elizabeth Estep of West Jefferson, Ohio, Vicie Fairchild of Oil Springs; two brothers, Kenneth Estep of Ashley, Ohio, and William Estep of Sunbury, Ohio. Services were Sunday, December 29 at 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Salyers and Rev. Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery in Flat Gap.

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