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JANUARY - 2002


ARNOLD, Marsha Flotine (Sullivan)
1952-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, February 1, 12 noon at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Marsha Flotine Arnold, 49, who passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at her Staffordsville residence. Ms. Arnold was born October 2, 1952 in Floyd County, daughter of Jewell Halbert Sullivan. Surviving are five daughters, Melissa Lynne Pierce and Michelle Martin Bowen, both of Paintsville, Jodie Marie, Lacey Dawn and Michael Gabrielle Arnold, all of Sitka; one brother, Darryl Sullivan of Celina, Ohio; one sister, Karen Dicke of Saint Marys, Ohio; four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Leroy Kestner, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BALDRIDGE, Annie (Firebaugh)
1919-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 10, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church for Annie Baldridge, 82, who passed away Sunday, January 6, 2002 at J.J. Jordan Nursing Home, Louisa. Mrs. Baldridge was born September 5, 1919 in Troutville, Va., daughter of the late George and Lillian Coffman Firebaugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Baldridge. Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Baldridge of Staffordsville; three grandchildren; four sons, David Baldridge of Louisa, Thomas Baldridge of Prestonsburg, Michael Roy Baldridge of Kent, Ohio, and Benny Baldridge of Staffordsville; five brothers, Dan Firebaugh of Indiana, Wyman, Wayne, and Jay Firebaugh, all of Wooster, Ohio, and John Firebaugh of Ithaca, New York; one sister, Mariam Vermillion of San Diego, California. Following the service being officiated by Quentin Lockwood, burial will be in Baldridge Family Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements will be under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BALDWIN, Hashel Eugene
1966-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, January 21, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Hashel Eugene Baldwin, 35, who passed away January 18, 2002. Mr. Baldwin was born May 21, 1966 in Paintsville, son of John D. Baldwin and Sophia Meade Baldwin.  Surviving are one daughter, Echo Nicole Ratliff of Prestonsburg; one sister, Alice Marie Scott of Pilgrim; four brothers, Johnny Baldwin of California, Buddy Allen Baldwin of Tutor Key, Barry Dean Baldwin of Campton, and Tommy Joe Baldwin of West Van Lear. The service was officiated by Wayne Meade, Jr., and Dean Meade, with burial following in the Conley Family Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BAYES, Samantha M. (Baldwin)
1900-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. at the Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, for Samantha M. Bayes, 101, who passed away Thursday, January 24, 2002. Mrs. Bayes was born October 4, 1900 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Joel and Sara (Fairchild) Baldwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dord Bayes; one grandson, Harry Duane Exline; five sisters and three brothers. Surviving are one son, Alger Bayes of Springfield; three daughters, Hallie Stires of Orient, Wanda Lee Exline of Washington, C.H., Ora Baggs of Westerville; ten grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Terry Russell and Leonard Gabbart with interment following in Darbyville Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BLAIR, Ernest
1936-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 16, 11 a.m. at the Westwood United Baptist Church for Ernest Blair, 65, who passed away Saturday, January 12, 2002,  in Lakewest Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio. Mr. Blair was born January 15, 1936 at Barnetts Creek, son of the late William Prater and Goldie O'Bryan Blair. Surviving are his wife, Floretta Dutton Blair; three sons, Anthony Blair of Richwood, Ohio, David Blair of Jefferson, Ohio, and Matthew Blair of Wickliffe, Ohio; two brothers, James McCoy of Pataskala, Ohio, and Ford Allen of Huntington, W.Va.; one sister, Thelma Julian of Largo, Fla.; four grandchildren also survive. The service was officiated by Doug Ward and Greg Lewis, with burial following in the Arrowood-Dutton Cemetery at Wayne, W.Va. Arrangements were under the direction of Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BLAIR, Loretta (Blessing)
1927-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15, 11 a.m. at the Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church for Loretta Blair, 74, who passed away Sunday, January 13, 2002. Mrs. Blair was born May 5, 1927 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Earl Boyd and Euna Williamson Blessing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Blair. Surviving are four sons, Willie Blair of Lexington, Jimmy Wallen of Roann, IN., Leslie Wallen, Jr. of Sterling, Va., and Charles Wallen of Staffordsville; two daughters, Shawn Helton of Salyersville, and Sandra Pack of West Van Lear; three brothers, Bill Boyd of Hillsboro, Oh., Kenis Boyd of Whitehouse, and Rovert Boyd of Meally; two sisters, Sheila Alvis of Richmond, Va., and Nancy Cook of Louisa; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BLEVINS, Stella (Cantrell)
1915-2002
Stella Davis Blevins, 86, of Cannonsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in Boyd Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Blevins was born April 16, 1915, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Coy C. and Manda Belle Estep Cantrell. She was a retired Boyd County High School cafeteria manager and a United Baptist. She was preceded in death by two husbands, P.V. Davis and Carl Blevins; a brother Ellis Cantrell; and a sister, Malta Marsh. Surviving are a son, James P. Davis of Ashland; a daughter, Berta VanHoose Hensley of Cannonsburg; two sisters, Mae Bond and Minita Gelander, both of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; two grandchildren, Amy Davis Smith of Ashland and Lori VanHoose Daniel of Paintsville; and a great- grandson, Mason Daniel of Paintsville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Steen Funeral Home Ashland Chapel by Elder Glen Sturgill. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

BOWEN, Robert
1941-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Bowen, 60, who passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2002,  at his Lowmansville residence. Mr. Bowen was born September 7, 1941 in Johnson County, son of the late Albert Bowen and Janorah Collins Bowen.  Surviving are his wife, Helen Staggs Bowen; two sons, Robert Eugene Bowen of Nashville, TN., and Donnie Ray Bowen of Paintsville; two daughters, Sherry L. McFaddin of Leander, and Stephanie Leanne Flink of Louisville; one step-daughter, Melissa Castle of Ashland; three brothers, Dennie R. Bowen of Riceville, Arnold Bowen of Wittensville, and Donnie Joe Bowen of Thealka; five sisters, Beulah McClure of Atlanta, Ga., Garnet Armstrong of Paintsville, Mabel Blair of Leander, Kathy Scott of Riceville, and Shirley Stamper of Swamp Branch; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; close friends Judy Webb of Paintsville, Jane Beck of Lowmansville, and Peggy Nelson of Prestonsburg. The service was officiated by David Allen and Hubert Slone, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BURKE, Elmer G. "Bud"
-2002
Memorial services were held Friday, October 19, in Louisville for Elmer G. "Bud" Burke, 81, who passed away Monday, October 15, 2002. Mr. Burke was born in Johnson County, son of the late Vivan Welch Burke and Walker Burke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellie L. Burke. Surviving are one son, Michael G. Burke of Mercer Island, WA.; two daughters, Linda Davis of Elgin S.C. and Patricia Groff of Lynwood, WA.; two sisters, Frances Thacker of Paintsville and Mary Catherine Coleman of Dayton OH.; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial followed in Louisville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BUTCHER, Christopher Ray
1978-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11, at Phillip Cove Church for Christopher Ray Butcher, 23, who passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002. Mr. Butcher was born May 7, 1978 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, son of Earl Ray and Alice Dalton Butcher. Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Ann Risner Butcher; three sons, Brent Mathew Risner, Brandon Ray Butcher and Timothy Blake Butcher; two sisters, Tammy Adkins and Sharon Spence. The service was officiated by Bob Baker, with burial following in Butcher Cemetery, Boons Camp. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
CAUDILL, James Winnie "Dee"
1924-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3, 11 a.m. at Auxier Free Will Baptist Church for James Winnie "Dee" Caudill, 77, who passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Caudill was born September 28, 1924 in Floyd County, son of the late Winnie and Alice Burton Caudill. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Rebecca Wireman Caudill; two brothers, Carl Caudill and Willis Sparks. Surviving are his second wife, Ada White Caudill; five daughters, Deanna Leslie of Chapmanville, W.Va., Mary Reynolds of Glasgow, Tracey Hedrick, Angel Diddle, and Jamie Caudill, all of Auxier. The service was officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer and Roger Music, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
CHAFIN, Clistie (Spaulding)
1924-2002
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Clistie Chafin, 77, who passed away Monday, January 7, 2002. Ms. Chafin was born August 9, 1924 in Wayne Co. W.Va., to the late Ben Harris and Virgie Spaulding. Surviving are two step-sons, Robert and Dennis Conkins of Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Judy Sang of Oklahoma; two brothers, Slem Harris of Kermit, W.Va., and James Harris of Edmonton, Ky.; two sisters, Arminda Miller-Stollings of West Virginia, and Bertha Evans of Crum, W.Va. The service will be officiated by Danny Williamson, with burial following in the Perry Point Cemetery, Kermit W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
CLEVENGER, Ovland Dee "Roundhead"
1938-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, January 25, 1 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Home Chapel for Ovland Dee "Roundhead" Clevenger who passed away Monday, January 21, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Clevenger was born January 22, 1938 in Elliott County, son of the late Virgil and Nettie Mays Clevenger. Surviving are his wife, Aileen Lumpkin Clevenger of Prestonsburg; one son, Scotty Clevenger of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Judy McClure of Paintsville; four grandchildren; one brother, Elvin Clevenger of West Liberty. The service will be officiated by Eugene Haney and Bill Maxie, with burial following in the South Fork Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
CONLEY, Ronald
1963-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m. at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church for Ronald Conley, 38, who passed away Sunday, January 13, 2002. Mr. Conley was born July 18, 1963 in Paintsville, son of Troy L. Conley and Charolette Blair.  Surviving are his wife, Shirley Prater Conley; two daughters, Felicia and Alecia Conley of Sitka; one son, Adam Conley of Sitka; two brothers, Donald L. Conley of Oil Springs, and Wayne Troy Dewayne Conley of Oil Springs, and Vicki Howard of Falcon.  The service will be officiated by Dean Meade and Lenzie Meade, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
DANIEL, Mabel Irene (Meek)
1916-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 5, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mabel Irene Daniel, 85, who passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Daniel was born December 28, 1916 in Johnson County, daughter of the late John and Wrae Borders Meek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Daniel. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Burns of Nippa; two sons, Bill Daniel of Paintsville, and John Daniel of San Diego, California; three brothers, Joseph Meek of Ashland, Charles Meek of Pine Mt., Ga., and Fred Meek of Georgetown; three sisters, Vivian Carnes of Richmond, Ky., Margaret Borders of Lexington, and Ethel pace of Tacoma, Wa.; one grandson; one great-granddaughter. The service was officiated by Phillip Lucas, with burial following in Burns Family Cemetery, Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
DANIELS, Charles Sr.
1921-2002
Charles Daniels Sr., 80, of Ashland, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, in Woodland Oaks Health Care in Ashland. Mr. Daniels was born March 11, 1921, in Thealka, Ky., a son of the late Charles and Mary Lou Fitch Daniels. He was retired from Armco Steel and was a member of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ. He was a World War II Army veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lina Mae Daniels, in 1999. He is survived by one daughter, Dee Willis of Catlettsburg; two sons, Charles Daniels Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Roger Daniels of Kentland, Ind.; three sisters, Sola Mae Blevins and Janivea Whitlock, both of Ashland, and Princena Daniel of Reno, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Mausoleum in Ashland by Pastor Cline McAllister. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.

DERIFIELD, O.B.
1922-2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for O.B. Derifield, 79, who passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2002,  at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Derifield was born February 1, 1922 in Clifford, son of the late Millard and Helen Hammonds Derifield. Surviving are his wife, Martha Maynard Derifield of Louisa; two sons, Jerry Derifield and Rick Derifield both of Louisa; two sisters, Elizabeth Ratliffe of Louisa, and Mary Derifield of Covington, Georgia; one brother, George Derifield of Clifford; a special nephew, Jimmy Ratliffe of Louisa; five grandchildren; one step-grandson; one great-granddaughter. Burial was in the Derifield Cemetery, Clifford.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
EALEY, Ocie (McKenzie)
1917-2002
Ocie Ealey, 84, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 5, 1917, at Flat Gap, she was a daughter of the late Bill Ed McKenzie and Della Mae McKenzie. She was a homemaker and member of Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ealey. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Ealey of Salyersville and Gary Ealey of Marshall, N.C.; four daughters, Billie Shaw of Laurelville, Ohio, Virginia Hackworth and Ruth Fraley, both of Vanlue, Ohio, and Grace Helton of Staffordsville; a brother, Homer Williams of Louisa; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Paintsville Funeral Chapel, with Revs. Richard Williams and Paul W. Browning officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

ELSWICK, Oshell Lee (Cantrell)
1947–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 6, 2002, 2:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Oshell Lee Cantrell Elswick, 54, who passed away Friday, January 4 at her residence. Mrs. Elswick was born March 7, 1947 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Buel and Mary Hill Cantrell.  Surviving are her husband, Donald Elswick; two sons, Jeff Warner of Oklahoma, and Jerry Warner of Flat Gap; one step-son, Greg Elswick of Sydney, Ohio; one daughter, Shelia Morris of Flat Gap; three step-daughters, Vicki Krepp, Treshia Dankworth, and Amanda Elswick, all of Piqua, Ohio; two brothers, Jay Cantrell and Ray Cantrell, both of Flat Gap; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Melvin Wright, with burial following in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Flat Gap.

   
ESTEP, Meletha Ellen
1911-2002
Meletha Ellen  Estep, 90, of Lucasville, formerly of Pike County, died 5:26 p.m. Monday in Heartland of Portsmouth, She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Johnson Co, Ky and was a retired retail sales clerk. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Floyd J. Estep and one daughter. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until time of service on Thursday. Chillicothe Gazette Ross Co OH d.o.d.  January 21, 2002 Submitted By: Ann Davis Jan 2010

   
ESTEP, Stephen Wesley “Stevie”
1970–2001
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 11 a.m. at Southside Freewill Baptist Church for Stephen Wesley “Stevie” Estep, who passed away Sunday, December 16, 2002,  in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Estep was born April 29, 1970 in Somerset, the son of Harold Estep and Susan Murray Estep of Paintsville; one brother, Robert harold Estep of Trapp, Ky.; one nephew, Eric Estep also of Trapp; grandfather, Woodie Estep of Flat Gap; and grandmother, Frances Thacker of Paintsville.  Mr. Estep was a graduate of Johnson Central High School and Georgetown College, as well as the Naval Academy. He served in the Navy as a Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer on the USS John Rogers. He was employed by Ondeo-Nalco Chemical. The service will be officiated by Edward J. Young, and Wayne Price, with burial following in the Blanton Branch Cemetery, Oil Springs. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

EVERIDGE, Lucille
1933-2002
Lucille Everidge, 69, of Paintsville, formerly of Martin, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002. Born Jan. 21, 1933, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Georgia Patton Everidge. She was a disabled laborer and member of the Methodist Church, Langley. Survivors include two brothers, Charles Everidge of Michigan and Henry Everidge of Martin; two step-brothers, Claude Ferguson of Indiana and Leonard Ferguson of Michigan; a sister, Louise Craft of Michigan; two step-sisters, Bernice Jenkins of Arizona and Julia Conn of Martin. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 25, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in P.D. Allen Cemetery, Langley, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

EXLINE, Wandle Lee (Bayes)
1927–2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. at the Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, for Wandle Lee Exline, 74, who passed away Saturday, January 26, 2002,  at Carlton Manor, Washington C.H. Mrs. Exline was born June 12, 1927 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Dord N. and Samantha (Baldwin) Bayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Exline; infant son, Harry Dwayne. Surviving are one brother, Alger Bayes of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Hallie Stires of Orient, Ohio, and Ora Baggs of Westerville; three sisters-in-law, Jane Exline of Washington C.H., Mildred Morgan of Sedalia, and Lucille Rolfe of Harrisburg; numerous nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Terry Russell and Leonard Gabbart. Graveside services for the family will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Range Twp. Cemetery, Sedalia, Ohio.

    
FAIRCHILD, Alice (Greene)
1918-2002
Alice Greene Fairchild, 83, of Flatwoods, Ky., died today, Jan. 21, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Fairchild was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Arthur and Samantha Gibbs Greene. She was retired from Sears in the credit department and was a member of Hillendale Homemakers in Boyd County, Ky., and Oak Springs United Baptist Church in Ashland, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Wathen Fairchild, on March 29, 1975; and a brother, Arthur Greene. Surviving are a daughter, Dordeana Carraway of Flatwoods; two sisters, Pauline Ball and Mary Sue Ross, both of Ashland; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Ernie Daniels, Dewey McCarty and Sam Colvin officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

FAIRCHILD, Minnie (Daniel)
1918–2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, 11 a.m. at Paintsville United Baptist Church for Minnie Fairchild, 83, who passed away Monday, January 28, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mrs. Fairchild was born May 24, 1918 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Burns and Mary Ward Daniel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorman Fairchild. Surviving are one son, Robert Fairchild of Paintsville; one daughter, Avonelle Worsham of Englewood, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard Daniel of Gainesville, Ga.; one sister, Mildred Meade of Dayton, Ohio. The service will be officiated by John R. Pelphrey and J.D. Rice, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home

GROSS, Beecher
1908–2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23, at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Beecher Gross, 93, who passed away Sunday, January 20, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Mr. Gross was born December 17, 1908 in Floyd County, son of the late Mattison and Nan Meade Gross. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nan Blevins Gross. Surviving are two sons, James A. Gross of Kopperston, W.Va., and Scott Gross of Russell; three daughters, Sue Manring of Warner Robins, Ga., Lorraine Rudd of Beckley, W.Va., and Linda Bussell of Lexington; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by B. Joe Hill, and Isaac Rowland, with burial following in Wilson Cemetery, Boons Camp.

HACKWORTH, Rachel Julia (Hannah)
1911–2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 16, at the Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church at Bonanza, Ky. for Rachel Julia Hackworth, 90, who passed away Sunday, January 13 2002, following a extended illness. Mrs. Hackworth was born November 25, 1911 at Leander, daughter of the late Ross and Virgie Rivers Hannah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Hackworth; two brothers, Freddie and Arvil Hannah; one son, Wallace Dewey Hackworth; one daughter, Margie Lee Hackworth; four sisters, Ora Lee Whitten, Lydia Blair, Audrey Hannah and Juanita Hannah. Surviving are three sons, William Sanford Hackworth of Prestonsburg, Ross Edward Hackworth of North Manchester, Indiana, Ishmael (Buddy) Hackworth of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Anna Marie Prater of Akron, Indiana, Edna Carol Nelson of Prestonsburg, Genoia Hackworth and Donna Hackworth, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Alvis Hannah of Vanlue, Ohio; three sisters, Eulah Blair of Johnson County, Eunice Snipes of Troy, Ohio, and Edna Mae Hackworth of Paintsville; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; also surviving are two girls whom they loved and raised as their granddaughters, Candy and Courtney Halbert, both of Prestonsburg. The service was officiated by Jimmy Brown, Jack Adkins, Buddy Jones and Dennis Conley, with burial following in Hackworth Family Cemetery, Bonanza. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

HUNTER, Julia  (Stephens)
1916-2002
Julia S. Hunter, 85, who passed away Saturday, January 26, 2002 at the Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Ind. after an extended illness. Mrs. Hunter was born December 27, 1916 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Alex and Emma (Johnson) Stephens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hunter. Surviving are two sons, Gene Hunter of Pikeville, and Ron Hunter of Warsaw, Ind.; four daughters, Joann Walgamuth of Winona Lake, Ind., Pat Glover of Warsaw, Ind., Tot Byrd of Galveston, Tx., Brenda Selvage of Grove City, Ohio; three sisters, Dora Bradley of Mich., Bertha Ousley of Kentucky, and Nola Mayo of Prestonsburg; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Following the service, burial will take place in the Stephens Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

JONES, Sarah (Dolder)
1914-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Dolder Jones, 87, who passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002, at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Jones was born December 28, 1914 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late Monroe and Doris Ebright Dolder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin H. Jones. Surviving are one brother, Robert Dolder of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a host of nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Lucille Jones of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Terry Reffett, with burial following in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
LEMASTER, Tella (Montgomery)
1903-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 17, 2 p. m. at Southside Freewill Baptist Church for Tella Montgomery LeMaster, 98, who passed away Monday, January 14, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. LeMaster was born May 30, 1903 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late Farrish and Sarah Skaggs Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Riley LeMaster. Surviving are one son, James (Lemon) LeMaster of Paintsville; two daughters, Maudie Burton of Paintsville, and Wanda Powers of Louisville; one sister, Alice Howard of Paintsville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Wayne Price, and Trevor Belcher, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
LITTERAL, Gladys
1919-2002
Gladys Litteral, 82, of Campbell County, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Baptist Convalesent Home, Newport. Born March 9, 1919, at Oil Springs, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Litteral and Melva Meade Litteral. She was formerly employed by Cincinnati Bell and was a member of Bell Pioneer Club and Worldwide Church of God. Survivors include her cousins, Beverly Martin of Ludlow, Dr. James Morris of Huntington, W.Va., and Harold Morris of Salt Lake City, Utah. Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 21, with Rev. Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Litteral Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

MCCARTY, Gusta (Blanton)
1913-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 31, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Gusta McCarty, 88, who passed away Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Hazard Nursing Home.  Mrs. McCarty was born February 21, 1913 in Oil Springs, daughter of the late Roscoe and Darcus Fairchild Blanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde McCarty; and one son, Lester Leon McCarty. Surviving are one daughter, Karen Ousley of Oil Springs; four sons, Charles McCarty of Sparr, Fl., Dewey McCarty of Catlettsburg, James and David McCarty, both of Oil Springs. Services were officiated by Elders Joe Carroll and Tiny Breeding, and Rev. Keith Horn, with burial following in the McCarty Cemetery, Oil Springs.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MCCORMICK, Curtis
1913-2002
A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, January 22,1 p.m. at the McCormick Cemetery, Fallsburg, for Curtis McCormick, 88, who passed away Friday, January 18, 2002,  at Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. McCormick was born May 24, 1913 in Denton, son of the late John and Nellie Church McCormick. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene Webb McCormick; one sister, Flora Hutchinson. Surviving are three sisters, Helen Gehinger of Flatwoods, Mary Spurlin of Mezton, Texas and Florence Cooper of Aluchua, Fla. The service was officiated by Jerry Hughes, with a military graveside service being conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MCFADDIN, George "Buddy"
1938-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23 at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church for George (Buddy) McFaddin, 63, who passed away Monday, January 21, 2002, at his Staffordsville residence. Mr. McFaddin was born February 7, 1938 in Johnson County, son of the late George H. and Kandie Tackett McFaddin.  Surviving are his wife, Kathy Rice McFaddin; three sons, Jeffery McFaddin of Paintsville, (Chuck) Charles Allen McFaddin of Staffordsville, and Michael Gene McFaddin of Paintsville; one granddaughter, Alexis Page McFaddin of Louisa; three brothers, Gary McFaddin of Hager Hill, Howard McFaddin of Thelma, and Phillip McFaddin of Paintsville; one sister, Hazel McKenzie of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Michael Blanton, Doug Crider, Wendell Ison and Bob Collins, with burial following in Staffordsville Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MEADE, Nellie (McKenzie)
1920-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 10, 2 p.m., at Thealka Free Will Baptist Church for Nellie Meade, 81, who passed away Monday, January 7 in Wabash, Ind.  Mrs. Meade was born December 1, 1920 in Johnson County, daughter of the late William and Josephine Litteral McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Meade. Surviving are one son, Wm. Jesse "Bud" Meade of Paintsville; two daughters, Faye Perkins of Wabash, IN., and Jackie Lee Sherman of Inez; three sisters, Edna Carol Cole and Alice Jean Stevens both of Ashland, and Sue Horne of Springfield, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Garry Blair, with burial following in McKenzie Cemetery, Meally. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
MEEK, Jackie Lynn
1962-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church for Jackie Lynn Meek, 39, who passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002, in Morehead. Ms. Meek was born November 15, 1962, daughter of the late Aaron Jackson and Dianna Blanton Meek. Surviving are one son, Jarrid Ashley Combs of Staffordsville; one daughter, Mika Lynn Castle of Wittensville; one grandson; three brothers, Russell Meek of Paintsville, Gerald Meek of Thelma, and Terry Meek of Dayton, Ohio. The service was officiated by Harry Neal Frisby and Van West, with burial following in Blanton-Childers Cemetery, Thelma. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
MILLER, Earl
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Earl Miller, 84, who passed away January 30, 2002 in Xenia, Ohio. Mr. Miller was born September 30, 1917 in Johnson County, son of the late Charles and Rosanne Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jewell Miller, formerly of Paintsville. Surviving are one daughter, Burnell Murray of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Ellis Hamilton, with burial following in the Edward Salyer Cemetery, Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

  
MILLS, Altie Marie (Mollett)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, 1 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Altie Marie Mills, 84, who passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2002,  in Columbus, Oh. Mrs. Mills was born June 21, 1917 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late James L. and Mary A. Sammons Mollett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershell Mills; three brothers. Surviving are six sons, James Mills of Columbus, Oh., John and Clarence Mills, both of Tomahawk, Archie and Donald Mills, both of Springfield, Oh., and Carlos V. Mills of Paintsville; three daughters, Sandra K. Johnson of Chillicothe, Oh., Francis Ellen Runyon of Columbus, oh., and Mary Lee Barton of Paintsville; five brothers, Joseph A. and Oscar Mollett, both of Tomahawk, James Edward Mollett of Lawrence County, Arthur Paul and William Granville Mollett, both of Springfield; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Following the service, burial took place in Mills Family Cemetery, Tomahawk.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
MOLLETT, James Harold
1945-2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 1 p.m. at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church for James Harold Mollett, 56, who passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2002,  in Pike County. Mr. Mollett was born July 8, 1945 in Johnson County, son of James and Genetta Crum Mollett. Surviving are his wife, Edna Wright Mollett; one son, James Edgar Mollett of Volga; one daughter, Johnie Browning of Staffordsville; three grandchildren; two brothers, Keith Mollett of East Point, and Alvin Mollett of Lebanon, Va.; two sisters, Rosetta Bayes of East Point, and Karen Wicker of Prestonsburg. The service will be officiated by Gary Lafferty, Venny VanHoose, and Harold Williams, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
MUSIC, Emogene (Webb)
1925–2002 Funeral services were held Monday, January 7, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Emogene Webb Music, 76, who passed away Friday, January 4 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Music was born June 17, 1925 in Johnson County, daughter of the late McKinley and Bessie Miller Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Chester Music. Surviving are two sons, Kenny Music of Ashland, and Gary Music of East Point; one daughter Jeannie Maggard of Hager Hill; five sisters, Geneva Saunders of East Point, Estillene Martin of Chillicothe, Ohio, Muriel Dutton of Dayton, Ohio, Kenalene Horn of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Adaline Stambaugh of East Point; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dave Flannery, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

  
NICKELL, Willie Warner
1910-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Willie Warner Nickell, 92, who passed away Monday, January 21, 2992,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Nickell was born January 15,1910 in Johnson County, son of the late Albert and Alma Ross Nickell.  Surviving are two nieces, Carolyn Robinson of San Francisco, Ca., and Marilyn Clepper of Seattle, Washington; one brother Wendell Nickell of Frank's Creek, Flat Gap. The service was officiated by Dick Vanhoose, with burial following in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
PARKER, Thomas
1918-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, January 18, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Thomas Parker, 83, who passed away Monday, January 14, 2002,  at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Parker was born March 26, 1918 in Torchlight, son of the late Blaine and Nolda Hickman Parker. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and an nephew, Tommy Mullins, who was his namesake. Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Mullins of Louisa, Martha Jane West and Betty Adams, both of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Richard Copley, with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. A military graveside service will be conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
PAUL, Dorothy (Kazee)
1911-2002
Graveside services were held Monday, January 7, 2 p.m. at Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville for Dorothy Kazee Paul, 90, who passed away Friday, January 4, 2002,  at her residence.  Mrs. Paul was born February 7, 1911 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Edgar Zip and Flossie Borders Kazee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen E. Paul. Surviving are one brother, Robert B. Kazee of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mary Pauline Williams, and Margaret Kazee Mason. Graveside service was officiated by Bruce Nettleton. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
PELPHREY, Lavada (Helton)
1905-2001
Lavada Pelphrey, 96, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 20, 1905, at Oil Springs, she was a daughter of the late Doc Reed and Alice Helton. She was a homemaker and member of Beechwall United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Pelphrey. Survivors include four sons, Carroll Pelphrey of Paintsville, Jack Pelphrey of Springfield, Ohio, Joe Pelphrey of Franklin, Ohio, and Leroy Pelphrey of New Carlisle, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Alice Johnson of Hager Hill and Naomi Conley of Huber Heights, Ohio; a brother, Bob Reed of Oil Springs; a sister, Margaret Colvin of Springfield, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 36 great- grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Beechwall United Baptist Church with elders Jerry Colvin, James R. Blair and Douglas Ward officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

   
PENNINGTON, Imogene (Collinsworth)
1929-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Imogene Pennington, 72, who passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Kings Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Mrs. Pennington was born July 13, 1929 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late K. L. Howard and Myrtle Collinsworth.  Surviving are her husband, Jack Pennington of Oil Springs; one son, Phillip Pennington of Ashland; one daughter, Teresa Cantrell of Oil Springs; one daughter-in-law, Darlene Pennington of Ashland; one son-in-law, David Keith Cantrell of Oil Springs; eight brothers, Alva Howard of Oil Springs, Thomas Howard of Dayton, Oh., Clyde Howard of Navar, Fl., Von Dell and Wilmer Howard, both of Dayton, Oh., Stephen Howard of Vldor, Tx., Darrell Howard of Enon, Oh., and Eddie Howard of Navar, Fl.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Roxie Alice Pennington of Oil Springs, Chorena Long of Enon, Oh., and Gloria Trustee of Sitka. The service was officiated by Elders J.D. Rice, John Blanton and Buster Blanton, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
PILKENTON, Dosha L. (Hensley)
1938-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, January 18, 10 a.m. at Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio, for Dosha L. Pilkenton, 63, who passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2002. Mrs. Pilkenton was born January 30, 1938 in Whitehouse, the daughter of the late Everett Hensley and Blanche Ward. She was preceded in death by paternal father Everett Hensley; one brother, Jackie Taylor; one son, Carl Michael Pilkenton. Surviving are her husband, Carl R. Pilkenton; two daughters, Debbie Thurman of Malta, Ohio, and Carla Brooks of Xenia, Ohio; three brothers, Everett "Ed" Hensley, Benny Taylor and Dean Taylor, all of Springfield; six grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. After the service, burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
REYNOLDS, Ray (Daniel)
1928-2002
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 28, 2 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, for Ray Daniel Reynolds, 74, who passed away Friday, January 25, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Mr. Reynolds was born January 11, 1928 at Hindman, son of the late Cevester and Mary (Martin) Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Reynolds. Surviving are eights sons, Bob Reynolds of Cincinnati, Ohio, Billy Yonts, C.V. Reynolds, Tom Reynolds, Randy Reynolds, Randy Reynolds, Rex Reynolds, Ronnie Reynolds, all of Prestonsburg, Mr. Danny REynolds of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three brothers, Garr Reynolds of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Gotto Reynolds of Ironton, Ohio, Randolph Reynolds of Paintsville; four sisters, Betty Parker, Nardie Thompson, Ann Woodruff, and Kathy Reynolds, all of Georgia. The service was officiated by Wayne Price, with burial following in the Richmond Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
ROSE, Deloris (Castle)
1939-2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Deloris Rose, 62, who passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2002,  at her Flat Gap residence. Mrs. Rose was born June 27, 1939 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Henry Martin and Elsie Ferguson Castle.  Surviving are her husband, Edwin Rose; three sons, Don and Bill Rose, both of Flat Gap, and Eddie Rose of Lugoff, South Carolina; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; four sisters, Sue Smith of Red Bush, Phyllis Sparks of New Baltimore, Michigan, Dorothy Gilliam of Isonville, and Lula Houck of Florida. The service will be officiated by Jeff Blanton, Elmer Burchwell and Paul V. Preston, with burial following in Rose Family Cemetery, Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
SALYERS, Ralph E.
1935-2002
A graveside service will be conducted today, January 25, 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Chapel Cemetery, Louisa, for Ralph E. Salyers, 66, who passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2002,  at his Columbus, Ohio residence. Mr. Salyers was born October 4, 1935 in Louisa, son of Nina (Savage) Salyers Brown of Circleville, Ohio and the late Hoadley A. Salyers. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Salyers of Circleville, Oh.; three sons, Ralph E. Salyers Jr. of Ky., Bart Salyers and Matthew Salyers both of Lake City, Fla.; five grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Wankmueller of Lake Worth, Fla.; one brother, Paul Salyers of Circleville, Oh. The service was officiated by James A. Hayes. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
SLONE, Sherry Lynn (Burke)
1960-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 6, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sherry Lynn Burke Slone, 41, who passed away Thursday, January 3, 2002,  at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Slone was born August 27, 1960 in Johnson County, daughter of Deloris Pennington Burke and the late Perry Burke.  Surviving are her husband, Jeff "Bo" Slone; two sons, Jonathan Conley of Paintsville, and Jeffery Adam Lewis of Leander; one daughter, Lakin Nasha Slone of Leander; one step-daughter, Tanesha Slone of Pike County; two brothers, Greg Burke of Leander, and Kevin Burke of Van Lear; one sister, Linda Smith of Van Lear. The service was officiated by Terry Lykins, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
SOUTHERN, Tony
1982-2002
Tony Ray Southern, 19, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 16 2002, in Hager Hill. Mr. Southern was born Aug. 29, 1982, in Floyd County. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church in Denver. Burial will be in Topsy Ratliff Cemetery in Denver. Friends may call until 10 tonight and until time of the service Sunday at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

   
STURGILL, Mildred (Wells)
1915-2002
Funeral services were Wednesday, January 23 at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, for Mildred Sturgill, 86, who passed away Sunday, January 20 at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sturgill was born October 7, 1915 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Richard and Fannie Richmond Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Sturgill. Surviving are one son, Sheldon Sturgill of Louisville; three daughters, Marlene Jarvis of Van Lear, Emma Joyce Music of Oil Springs, and Tharon Kershner of Ypsilanti, Mi.; one sister, Beatrice Childers of Auxier; 13 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Burkie Lewis and Calvin Setser, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
TARRING, Charles Robert  II
1923-2001
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 5, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Robert Tarring II, 78, who passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2002,  at V. A. Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Tarring was born January 20, 1923 in Huron, Ohio, son of the late Charles and Clara Zimmerman Tarring. Surviving are his wife, Dianna Marie Williams Tarring; two sons, Michael Tarring of South Carolina, and Charles Robert Tarring III of Louisa; two daughters, Renecce Bradley and Bonnie Castleberry, both of Louisa; eight grandchildren. The service was officiated by Randy Martin, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
TAYLOR, Fay (Lemaster)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11, at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Fay Taylor, 84, who passed away Monday, January 7, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Taylor was born September 28, 1917 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Powell and Maxie Hannah Lemaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Taylor. Surviving are two sons, Billy Ray Taylor of Leander, and Leondus Taylor of Boons Camp; two daughters, Maxie Blair of Leander, and Cheryl Colburn of Louisville; 26 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Charles Lemaster of Leander; two sisters, Nancy Witten of Flint, MI., and Patsy Clay of Lagro, IND. The service was officiated by Harold Conley, with burial following in Virgil Taylor Cemetery, Leander.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
TAYLOR, Sol
1931-2002
Sol Taylor, 70, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Paintsville. Mr. Taylor was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Wise, Va. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sue Taylor. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Paintsville Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Green Acres. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

   
VANHOOSE, Eloise (Melvin)
1921-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, 11 a.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, for Eloise Melvin Vanhoose, 80, who passed away Wednesday, January 9 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Vanhoose was born May 21, 1921 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Adam Melvin and Stella Stapleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Kenneth Vanhoose; three brothers, Carl, John, and Adam Melvin, Jr.; one sister, Beulah Melvin. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Ray and Everett Gayle Vanhoose, both of Paintsville; one daughter, Sandra Richardson of Paintsville; one brother Ray Melvin of Paintsville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, Kentucky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
VAUGHN, Alva Cynthia (Hackworth)
1918-2002
Funeral services were Thursday, January 24, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Alva Cynthia Hackworth Vaughn, 83, who passed away Sunday, January 20, 2002,  at King's Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Vaughn was born February 20, 1918 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Martin and Malta Collins Hackworth. She was preceded in death by her husband Nolan Walter Vaughn. Surviving are two sons, Walter Douglas Vaughn of Grafton, Wisconsin, and Roger M. Vaughn of Russell; three daughters, Daisy Elaine Gregg of Ft. Worth, Tx., Judy Ann Vaughn of Leander, and Linda Sue Clouse of Cookeville, Tn.; one step-daughter, Wilma Jane Croley of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Orbin Hackworth of Haines City, Fla.; four grandsons; three granddaughters; eight great-granddaughters. The service was officiated by Wayne Price and Clarence Baker, with entombment following at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
WELLS, Jerry Lowell
1932-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 1 p.m. at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville Chapel, for Jerry Lowell Wells, 69, who passed away January 23, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Wells was born July 28, 1932 in Van Lear, the son of Charles Arthur and Jenny Lee (Ward) Wells. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stacey Wells; two sisters, Lois Wells and Janet Vance; and one brother Paul Henry Wells. The service was officiated by Delbert McKenzie, with burial following at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
WILKS, Jeffery Wayne
1983-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11, at Webb Chapel Church for Jeffery Wayne Wilks, 18, who passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002,  at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mr. Wilks was born August 12, 1983 in Louisa, son of Harvey and Dora Frasher Wilks of Webbville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Lee Frasher; paternal grandparents, Dan and Gloria Wilks. Surviving are his parents; maternal grandparents, Mary Frasher of Georgia and Edward Frasher of Louisa; one sister, Jessica Marie Frasher; one brother, James Frasher; several aunts and uncles, many other friends and relatives. The service was officiated by Matthew Adams, with burial following in Bishop Cemetery, Webbville. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
   
ZEMO, Kenneth Edward
1952-2002
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 29, 2 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg for Kenneth Edward Zemo, 49, who passed away Saturday, January 26, 2002 at his residence after a sudden illness. Mr. Zemo was born September 17, 1952 at Pikeville, son of Raymond and Mary (Mullins) Zemo. Surviving are two sons, Matthew Zemo and Michael Zemo, both of Prestonsburg; one brother, Allen Zemo of Harold, and one sister, Amy Broadhurst of Louisville. The service was officiated by Tim Blankenship, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel. PAINTSVILLE HERALD



FEBRUARY - 2002

ADAMS, Frank
1920-2002
Frank Adams, 81, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in King's Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born May 10, 1920, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late Paris and Dora Ward Adams. He was a retired railroad conductor with C&O Railroad, where he worked 36 years. He was a member of the UTU Local 0630, Civilian Conservation Corp, United Mine Workers and Shawnee Church of God in Flatwoods. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Ratcliff Adams in 1999. Surviving are two sons, Thomas F. Adams and Paul David Adams, both of Flatwoods; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Parker of Flatwoods; a brother, Walter Adams of Louisa, Ky.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens by James A. Stamper. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods

ADAMS, Joyce "Deanie"  (Simpson)
1939-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Joyce (Deanie) Adams, 62, who passed away Friday, February 22, 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Adams was born April 1, 1939 in Drift, Ky., daughter of the late Neal and Ethel Fraley Simpson. She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Eugene Adams and two brothers, Richard Milton Simpson and James Roger Simpson. Surviving are her husband, Walter Thomas Adams; two daughters, Deborah Burke and Vickie Henry, both of Louisa; three sons, Walter Thomas Adams, Jr. of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Lindsey Bruce Adams of Louisa; two sisters, Ann Tipton of Noblesville, Indiana, and Sally Lockridge of Louisa; three brothers Harold Simpson and Charles Simpson, both of Louisa, and Neal Simpson of Bridgeport, Ohio; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. John Simms, with burial following in Graves Cemetery, Ulysses.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ALLEN, Elmo Benton
1931-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 10, 12 noon at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin for Elmo Benton Allen, 70, who passed away Friday, February 8, 2002. Mr. Allen was born April 15, 1931 in Hinton W.Va., son of the late Oliver and Anetta Buckland Allen.  Surviving are his wife, Barbara Spradlin Allen, two sons, Elmo B. Allen Jr. of Hinton, W.Va., and Steven Lee Allen, also of Hinton; two daughters, Nanna Fannin of Riceville, and Sue Melkowski of Bristol, Tennessee; three brothers, Harry J. Allen, Oliver Allen, both of Hinton, and David Allen of St. Albans, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Harvey and Shirley Mills of Hinton; four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bill Campbell, with burial following in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ARNETT, Hazel (Dotson)
1921-2002
Memorial services were held Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, for Hazel Dotson Arnett, 81, who passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002,  at the Mary Childs Hospital in Mt. Sterling following an extended illness. Mrs. Arnett was born January 27, 1921 at Lawton, Ok., daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lee (Wells) Dotson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Arnett.  Surviving are two daughters, Charotte Williams of Means, Ky., and Bonnie Day of Evansville, Ind.; two brothers, Orville Dotson, and Lewis Dotson, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Mable Honeycutt and Susie Burchett both of Prestonsburg; five granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Foundation. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BALDRIDGE, Josephine (Hackworth)
1930-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 26, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg for Josephine Baldridge, 72, who passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Baldridge was born February 11, 1930 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Greene and Martha (England) Hackworth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Baldridge. Surviving are two sons, Luther Baldridge of Blue River, Ky., and Hershel Baldridge of David, Ky.; three brothers, Romine Hackworth of Blue River, Henry Hackworth of Salyersville, and Thomas Hackworth of Allen. The service was officiated by Rev. Eugene Haney, and Rev. Glen Hughes, with burial following in the Baldridge Cemetery at Open Fork Hollow, David.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BAYES, Glocus H.
1925-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 21, 2 p.m., at the R.C. Nein & Sons-Thompson Funeral Home in Camden, Oh., for Glocus H. Bayes, 76, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Bayes was born August 17, 1925 in Winn, Kentucky, son of the late Prentice and Vertrice Bayes. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Arthur, James and Clyde; one sister, Betty Jo Blanton. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, and sons-in-law, Bruce and Dianne Smiley of Camden, Oh., and Michael and Sally Foxx of Middletown, Oh.; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; one sister; devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Vi (Ly) Houi and family of West Carrollton and many others.  The service will be officiated by Rev. Jim Williams, with burial following at the Butler County Memorial Cemetery near Trenton, Oh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BAYES, Sheldon Dirl
2002-2002
Services were held Saturday, February 16, 1 p.m. for Sheldon Dirl Bayes who passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002,  at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Surviving are his parents, Archie and Marcia Wireman Hayes of Hager Hill; one brother, Colton Bayes; paternal grandparents, Larry Joe and Janice Vest Bayes; maternal grandparents, Sally Arnett and the late Dirl Wireman. Services were officiated by David Wells with burial following in the Bayes Family Cemetery.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLEVINS, Calvin C. "George"
1913-2002
Graveside services were held Monday, February 25, 11 a.m. at the Blevins Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, for Calvin C. "George" Blevins, 88, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002,  at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Blevins was born February 22, 1913 in Johnson County, son of the late Elzie and Rodie Clark Blevins.  Surviving are his wife, Loretta Salyer Blevins; one daughter Dottie Oralee Blevins King of Staffordsville; one brother, Herbert Blevins of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. Services were officiated by Kenny Pelphrey. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BOYD, Mae (Williams)
1901-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Mae Williams Boyd, 100, who passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mrs. Boyd was born May 2, 1901 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Tom and Julia Horn. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Williams, and second husband G.V. Boyd. Surviving are one son, Paul Winston Williams of Staffordsville; two daughters, Okialee Stradling of St. Paris, Ohio, and Ruth Rowley of DeGraff, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Horn of Staffordsville, and one sister, Ethel Arnold of Portsmouth, Ohio. The service was officiated by C. Hoga Hockensmith, and Donnie Patrick, with burial following in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BROWNING, Kathleen (Bryant)
1922-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 28, 11 a.m. at the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church, Beauty, for Kathleen Browning, 79, who passed away Monday, February 25, 2002,  at her Richmond, Ky. residence. Mrs. Browning was born May 12, 1922 in Chapmanville, W.Va., daughter of John E. and Jane Moore Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Browning. Surviving are one son, Drury Browning of Richmond, Ky.; one daughter, Pamela Ferrell of Texas; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by John Horn, with burial following in Perry Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BUTCHER, Gemima
1916-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, 5 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gemima Butcher, 85, who passed away Sunday, February 24, 2002,  at her residence. Ms. Butcher was born June 30, 1916 in Johnson County, daughter of the late James and Batha Ward Butcher.  Surviving are five brothers, James Butcher, Jr. of Kingman, Az., Marcus Butcher of Dayton, Oh., John Lee and Eddie Butcher, both of Williamsport, and Richard Butcher of Brent, W.Va.; two sisters, Margie Davis of Dayton, Oh., and Ruby Echo of Kingman, Az. The service was officiated by Dick Vanhoose, with burial following in the Butcher Family Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CHAPMAN, Patty Leroy
1936-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 2 p.m. at the Vineyard United Baptist Church for Patty Leroy Chapman, 65, who passed away Friday, February 15, 2002,  at her residence in Inez. Ms. Chapman was born April 20, 1936 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late John Chapman and Elizabeth Ball Coffie Chapman.  Surviving are one brother, Edford Coffie of Louisa; three sisters, Kathryn Hawes of Springfield, Oh., Lillie Vinson of Louisa, and Rachel Hackler of Richmond, Ky. The service was officiated by Doc Maynard and Lonnie Ratliff, with burial following in Gordon Maynard Family Cemetery.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CHARLES, Nellie (Powers)
1927-2002
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 21, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Nellie Charles, 74, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Charles was born March 21, 1927 at John's Creek, daughter of the late Elzie and Grace (Privitt) Powers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Landon Charles. Surviving are one son, Anthony Griffith of Ivel; two daughters, Irma Sue Hager of Mt. Sterling, and Gracie Ellis of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Palmer Powers of Auxier, and Porter Powers of Brookhaven, Miss.; four sisters, Helen Clark of Ironton, Ohio, Shirley Banks of Mishawaka, Ind., Ruth Phelps of Ypsilanti, Mi., and Donna Rorrer of Prestonsburg; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer, with burial following in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

COLLINS, Johnnie
1907-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 16, 12 noon at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Johnnie Collins, 95, who passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mr. Collins was born February 11, 1907 in Johnson County, son of the late Sonnie and Jane Conley Collins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Collins. Surviving are two sons, Hubert Collins of Wittensville, and James Collins of Circleville, Oh., two daughters, Emma Hughes Harris of West Van Lear, and Carol Magnifico of Point Pleasant, N.J.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Powell Collins, with burial following in the Collins Cemetery, Riceville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DAVIS, Ernest Ray
1930-2002
Funeral services were held for Ernest Ray Davis, 72, on February 12 who passed away February 9, 2002,  in Picayrene, Mich. Mr. Davis was born January 30, 1930 in Paintsville, son of the late Willie H. and Alice Fairchild Davis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruie Caudill Davis. Mr. Davis was a native of Nippa, an Electronics Technician for Rockwell International and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.  Surviving are two step-daughters, Kathleen Whaley of Picayrene, Mi., and Irene Tates of Westerville, Oh.; two aunts, Dara Caudill of Derby, Oh. and Dorothy Colvin of Delaware, Oh.; several cousins and a host of friends. The service was officiated by Rev. John Brock, with burial following in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Picayrene Funeral Home.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DELONG, Fred (Bucky)
1944-2002
  Funeral services were held Thursday, February 21, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, for Fred (Bucky) Delong, 57, who passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Delong was born October 5, 1944 in Sharples W.Va., son of the late William Jilson and Minnie Goble Delong. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Surviving are his wife, Rosa Delong; one son, Larry Delong of Tomahawk; two daughters, Justina Keahtley of Richmond, Ky., and Tanya Maggard, Tomahawk; two brothers, Paul Delong of Newport News, Va., and James Homer Delong of Davella, Ky.; seven sisters, Wanda Smith and Alice Newsome, both of Davella, Sarah Jerman and Carol Setser, both of Fairborn, Ohio, Bessie Dials of Sharples, W.Va., Jenny Daniels of Walling, Tn., and Nita Richardson of Tipplers, Miss.; six grandchildren. Following the service, burial took place in Goble Cemetery, Debord, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FANNIN, Lorraine (Rice)
1923-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, February 8, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Home for Lorraine Fannin, 78, who passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fannin was born February 18, 1923 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jim and Ella Maude Rice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Fannin. Surviving are one son, James R. Fannin of Staffordsville; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bryan C. Rice of Sitka, and Randall Rice of South Point, Ohio; four sisters, Loretta Shearer of Ohio, Mary Ruth "Dottie" Greene, Phyllis Jean Murray and Perry Lyons, all of Sitka. The service was officiated by Harold Conley and Jim McKenzie, with burial following in Rice Family Cemetery, Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FORD, Debra  (Spradlin)
1950-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, February 4, 2002,  1 p.m. at the Elkhorn City Church of Christ for Debra Spradlin Ford, 51, who passed away Friday, February 1, 2002,  at Highland Regional Hospital, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Ford was born April 18, 1950 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Quentin and Lucille Music Spradlin. She was preceded in death by one brother. Surviving are her husband, Billy Ford of Elkhorn City; one son, Bucky Ford of Fords Branch; one daughter Brooke Ford of Elkhorn City; one granddaughter, Sydney Faith of Fords Branch; two sisters, Peggy Meade of Hager Hill, Linda Kuhn of Greenfield, Ind.; two brothers, Quentin (Joey) Spradlin, and Rick Spradlin both of Hager Hill; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Hillary Underwood and E.W. Damron, with burial following in Fords Branch family cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bailys Funeral Home, Elkhorn City. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FRALEY, Rev. Don
1909-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, 2 p.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church for Rev. Don Fraley, 92, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mr. Fraley was born April 7, 1909 in Lawrence County, son of the late Charles and Martha Payne Fraley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Rice Fraley; one daughter, Sherry Lyons; one son, Bill Fraley. Surviving are three sons, Bob A. Fraley of West Van Lear, Doug Fraley of Hampton, Va., and Bryan Fraley of Paintsville; two sisters, Edith Sherman of Rowlett, Tx., and Mollie Hunter of Salyersville. The service was officiated by Rev. Hubert Slone, Rev. Dick Vanhoose, and Rev. Gary Blair. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FYFFE, Rebecca Ruth (Castle)
1941-2002
Rebecca Ruth (Castle) Fyffe, age 60, of Fairborn, passed away on Tuesday, February 26,2002, in her residence. She was born November 5,1941, in Paintsville,Ky., the daughter of the late John and Alka (Trimble) Castle. Mrs. Fyffe was a member of the Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Merida Fyffe, three sons, John Fyffe and fiance`, Barb McFarland, of Xenia,Keith Fyffe of Fairborn,Steven Fyffe and wife, Lori of Xenia, four daughters, Naomi Fyffe of Xenia, Brenda Van Hoose and fiance`, Melvin Reed of Xenia, Emma Fyffe and fiance, Robert Body of Fairborn, Christy Fyffe and fiance`, Robert Gaither of Fairborn,17 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, six step grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, four brothers, Ernest Castle of Texas, William Castle of Tennessee, Willis Castle of Kentucky, Charles Mickey Castle of North Carolina, her sister, Judy Ferguson of Kentucky, great friend, Shelley Lake of Hillsboro, and numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday,March 1,2002, at 7 p.m. in the Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church, 543 W. Funderburg Road, Fairborn, with the Rev. Billy Joe Conley and the Rev. Virgil Perkins officiating. The family will receive freive friends at the church one hour prior to service. Additional services and burial will take place in Paintsville,Kentucky. Arrangements are in care of the Belton Funeral Home ,Fairborn,Ohio. Fairborn Daily Herald Thursday Feb.28,2002

GEORGE, Hobert Jackson
1914-2002
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 19, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Hobert Jackson George, 87, who passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002,  at the Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Fla. Mr. George was born July 15, 1914 in Floyd County, son of the late William and Emma Music George.  Surviving are his wife, Alka Music George; four sons, Thomas J. George of Wayne, W.Va., Billy J. George of Houston, Tx., Dan R. George of Hemphill, Tx., and Gary L. George of Georgetown, Ky.; one daughter, Barbara S. Stubbs of Leesburg, Fla.; one sister, Margaret Lanasa of Bunnell, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Wayne Browning, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GRIFFITH, Ortha "Ruby" (Webb)
1938-2002
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, February 20, 11 a.m. at Cains Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Ortha "Ruby" Griffith, 63, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2002,  at her home in Blaine. Mrs. Griffith was born August 20, 1938 in Martin County, daughter of the late Albert and and Vada Pack Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Griffith. Surviving are one daughter, Lavada Boggs of Massillon, Ohio; four sons, Michael Griffith of Blaine, Rick Griffith of Cannonsburg, Paul Griffith of Webbville, and Ronnie Griffith of Blaine; three sisters, Jane Quinsenberry of Louisa, Estill Queen of Fallsburg, and Ines Marie Boggs of S.C.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Ford McKenzie, with burial following in the Griffith Family Cemetery, Blaine. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HALE, James Lloyd "Jim"
1934-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Lloyd "Jim" Hale, 68, who passed away Monday, February 4, 2002,  at his Thealka residence. Mr. Hale was born January 25, 1934 in Floyd County, son of Dovie Bowens Hale and the late Lloyd Hale.  Surviving are two sons, Zachary Hale of Hazard, and John Hale of Cashiers, N.C.; one daughter, Vera Hale of Williamson, W.Va. The service was officiated by Gary Blair, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HALL, Eula (Preston)
1919-2002
Eula Preston Hall, 83, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Louisa, died Wednesday, Feb.13, 2002. Born Aug. 16, 1919, in George’s Creek, a daughter of the late James H. and Delta Moore Preston, she was a dental assistant and a member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Kise Hearne of Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters, Juanita Hagaman of Ashland and Jean Hagaman of Louisa; two brothers, David V. Preston of Louisa and James P. Preston of Louisville; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Bevins Monday, Feb. 18, at Young Funeral Home, Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HALL, Tracy
1955-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. at Preston Funeral Home for Tracy Hall, 46, who passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002. Mr. Hall was born November 11, 1955 at Meally, son of the late Willie and Stella Osborne Hall. Surviving are six brothers, Ernest Hall of Paintsville, Raymond Hall of Marion, Oh., Glen Hall also of Marion, Oh., Rex Hall of Willard, Oh., Bennie Hall of Elkhart, Ind., and Clayton Hall of Warsaw, Ind.; three sisters, Rosalee Martin of Martin, Judy Newsome of Warsaw, Ind., and Alean Springer of Marion, Oh.  The service was officiated by J.M. Scott and Eugene Stambaugh, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAYES, Billie Ruth (Hensley)
-2002
Billie Ruth Hensley Hayes passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, February 13, 2002,  leaving to honor and cherish her memory an extended family who will always treasure her dedication and devotion. She is survived by her children to whom she was a loving mother and friend. James and Jill, Tom and Laurel, Claudia and Terry, Gene and Tony, and Philip and Mandy will always remember the wonderful support, loyalty and wisdom she gave each one.  Also surviving are seven sisters, Bonnie, Jeane, Margaret, Dorothy, Joyce, Henrietta and Lynn. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Henry and Easter Hensley, two sisters, Dora Mollette and Elsie Hensley, and three brothers, James, Earl and Edward Hensley. Arrangements were under the direction of Conroy Funeral Home, Inc., Springfield, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

JOHNSON, Ervin
1912-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Ervin Johnson, 89, who passed away Sunday, February 10, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was born February 22, 1912 in Johnson County, son of the late Francis Marion "Frank" and Minnie McCloud Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Adams Johnson. Surviving are two sons, William Roger "Bill" Johnson and Francis Ervin "Toby" Johnson, both of Hager Hill; two daughters, Anna Ruth Honeycutt of Hager HIll and Vonda Rose Carr of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Charles Price, John Red Pelphrey and Phillip Caudill, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LAVENDER, Cynethia Elizabeth (Auxier)
1919-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 14, 2 p.m. at Preston Funeral Home for Cynethia Elizabeth Lavender, 82, who passed away Monday, February 11, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mrs. Lavender was born June 22, 1919 in Johnson County, daughter of the late J.J. and Martha Mandy Auxier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lavender. Surviving are several nephews and nieces. Following the service, burial took place in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LEMASTER, Barbara E. (Ratliff)
1925-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara E. Lemaster, 76, who passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Day Springs Nursing Home in Fairborn, Ohio.  Mr. Lemaster was born April 30, 1925 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Boling Ratliff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Lemaster. Surviving are one brother-in-law, Clifford Booth of Van Lear; one aunt, Nellie Webb of Jenkins; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. The service was officiated by Harry Neal Frisby, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LEMASTER, Lillian Earle (Salyers)
1932-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23, at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio, for LIllian Earle LeMaster, 69, who passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2002,  at her residence. Mrs. LeMaster was born May 22, 1932 in Paintsville, daughter of Ukla Earl and Mary Hannah (Webb) Salyers.  Surviving are her husband, James M. Lemaster; son James Earl LeMaster of McGuffey, Ohio; grandson James Eugene LeMaster; two brothers, Howard Salyers of Springfield, Ohio, and Harold Salyers of New Carlisle; a sister, Mary LeMaster of Springfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The service was officiated by Bobby Jenkins and James Skedel, with burial following in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MAY, Orion Michael
2001-2002
Orion Michael May, 1-year-old son of Charles ``Chuck" and Kimberly Allen May of Tutor Key, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. He was born Feb. 8, 2001, in Floyd County. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call from 5 to 10 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and until time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

MAYNARD, John Henry
1938-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 17, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for John Henry Maynard, 63, who passed away Friday, February 15, 2002,  at his Pilgrim residence. Mr. Maynard was born September 28, 1938 in Martin County, son of the late Elias and Mary Belle Maynard. Surviving are two sisters, Olga Fletcher, and Elzva Fletcher, both of Inez. The service was officiated by James Slone, Glen Ray Maynard and Lonnie Smith, with burial following in Blackburn Cemetery, Pilgrim. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCDOWELL, LeTemarra Rae
2001-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 12, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for LeTamarra Rae McDowell, 1, who passed away Friday, February 8, 2002,  at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. LeTemarra was born May 16, 2000 in Ashland, daughter of Christopher McDowell and Tammy Kirk. Surviving are her maternal grandparents, Charlie and Brenda Kirk of Adams; maternal great-grandparents, Milton and Frances Prince of Adams; maternal great-grandmother, Eda Kirk of Lowmansville; paternal grandparents, Earl and Sarah McDowell of Blaine; paternal great-grandmother, Mae Edwards of Blaine. The service was officiated by Rev. Danny Saul, with burial following in Hannah Cemetery at Lowmansville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCKENZIE, Howard Junior
1933-2002
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, February 21, 11 a.m. at Trenton Cemetery, with military honors provided by the honor guard of VFW Post #8736, for Howard Junior McKenzie, 68, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2002,  at the home of his daughter in Marengo, Ohio. Mr. McKenzie was born May 24, 1933 in Flat Gap, son of the late Fred and Zora Stambaugh McKenzie. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jo Sparks and Serena Fay Thorne. Surviving are his step-mother, Anne McKenzie of Flat Gap; two daughters, Karlene Hollenberg of Edwardsville, Il., Freda Clark of Marengo, Oh.; one son, Michael McKenzie of S.C.; six grandchildren, Ryan, Jason, Adam, Don, Grant, and Brandon; five brothers, Harold, Darrell McKenzie of Columbus, Oh., Marion McKenzie of Carrie, Ms., Donald McKenzie of Marengo, Oh., Terry McKenzie of Paintsville, and Tom McKenzie of Flat Gap; four sisters, Janet Scarbury of Condit, Marcella VanSickle of Marengo, Peggy Frame of Fredericktown, and JoAnn Gordon of Flat Gap. The service will be officiated by Rev. Crate D. Sparks. Arrangements are under the direction of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes, Sunbury, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCKINNON, Jimmie
1933-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6 at Richardson Chapel Church for Jimmie McKinnon, 68, who passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002, at his residence. Mr. McKinnon was born October 15, 1933 in Lawrence County, son of the late Harry and Ethel Runyons McKinnon. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie McKinnon. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Laney McKinnon of Louisa; two daughters, Mabel Jude of Hode, and Brenda Johnson of Milo; two sons, Bennie McKinnon of Richardson, and Jack Ray McKinnon of Ashland; six sisters, Ruth Row and Debbie Fitch, both of Richardson, Retha Akers of Louisa, Margaret Whitt of Inez, Betty Boyd of Paintsville and Rose Fisher of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Willard Runyon of Detroit, Mich.; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Gary Fitch and Edgel Stevens, with burial following in McKinnon Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MEADE, Blanche (VanHoose)
1914-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23, 11 a.m. at Third Street Freewill Baptist Church for Blanche Meade, 87, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Mrs. Meade was born August 24, 1914 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Rascus and Virgie Stapleton VanHoose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Meade. Surviving are two brothers, Earl VanHoose of River, and Marion VanHoose of Twilight, W.Va.; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Haney of Columbus, Oh.; one grandson. Services were officiated by Larry Blair, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MEADE, George Walter
1924-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, 1 p.m. at the Golden Springs Freewill Baptist Church at Stone Coal, W.Va. for George Walter Meade, 77, who passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002. Mr. Meade was born May 18, 1924 in Stone Coal, W.Va., son of the late James and Alpha Damron Meade. He was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence Meade. Surviving are his wife, Vernia Combs Meade of Fort Gay, W.Va.; two daughters Avenal Walker of Fort Gay, and Elizabeth Hannah of Troutman, N.C.; five sons, Daniel Meade of Harmony, N.C., David MEade of Yuma, Az., Joseph Meade of Mooresville, N.C., Andrew Meade of Statesville, N.C. and Ishmel Meade of Statesville, N.C.; three sisters, Christine Ferguson of Prichard, W.Va., Dora Mullet of Florida and Rosie Perry of Holden, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Following the service, burial took place in the Damron Cemetery, Stone Coal, W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MILLER, Tammy
1981-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Tammy Miller, 20, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002.  Ms. Miller was born June 2, 1981 in Floyd County, daughter of Ray and Lois Bailey Miller. Surviving are one son, Skyler Michael Staniford; paternal grandfather, Charles Miller of Winchester; maternal grandparents, Art and Bertie Bailie of Salyersville; one sister, Tonya Stapleton of Staffordsville. The service was officiated by Danny Collins, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MOORE, Price
1912-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 16, 3 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Price Moore, 89, who passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mr. Moore was born October 4, 1912 in Flatgap, son of the late Aaron and Josephine Segraves Moore.  Surviving are his wife, Beulah Moore of Paintsville; two daughters, Phyllis Gillem of Keaton, and Mary Jo Kelly of Flatgap; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Johnny Estep, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

NEWSOME, Regina
1951-2002
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 8, 1 p.m. at Tomahawk Missionary Baptist Church for Regina Newsome, 50, who passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Ms. Newsome was born February 15, 1951, daughter of Marvin Newsome and the late Estell Delong Newsome. Surviving are four sons, Greg Newsome of Boonscamp, Leslie Gene Spence of Pilgrim, Tracy Spence of Tomahawk, and Steve Spence of Pikeville; two daughters, Edna Sue Preston of Paintsville, and Joanie Hill of Tomahawk; one brother, Hobart Newsome of Tomahawk; three sisters, Zella Mollette of Columbus, Oh., Drema Sue Williamson of Barberton, Ohio, and Maggie Meek of Whitehouse; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Jack Ward, with burial following in the family cemetery, Spence Branch, Milo. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

NICKELL, Pearl (Mahan)
1897-2002
Pearl Mahan Nickell, 104, of Ashland, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in Woodland Oaks Health Care in Ashland. She was born April 11, 1897, in Oil Springs, Ky., a daughter of the late Benjamin F. ``Ben" and Mary Alice ``Mollie" Meade Mahan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh M. Nickell; and a son, Douglas Nickell. Surviving are five nieces, Hildreth Mahan of Ashland, Mae Evans of Flatwoods, Ky., Betty Jo Stafford of Oil Springs, Edna Earl McBrayer of West Virginia, and Mary Evelyn Mahan; and four nephews, Gene Nickell of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Nickell of West Virginia, John W. Mahan of Ashland and Robert Mahan of California. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Mausoleum by the Rev. Jack Skeens. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.

PRATER, Alex
1923 - 2002
Alex Prater, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2002, following a brief illness. Born June 12, 1923, in Brainard, a son of the late Riley and Margaret Kilgore Prater, he was a retired coal miner, a member of the U. M. W. A., and a member of Chestnut Grove United Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by a step brother, Richard England; three sisters, Truly Prater, Mandy Jane Prater, and Birdie Prater; and a step sister, Goldie Miller. Survivors include his wife, Velvia Watkins Prater of Prestonsburg; three sons, James Prater, Amos Prater and Manis Prater, all of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Ellavene Prater, Jolene Morgan, and Janice Prater, all of Prestonsburg, and Christine Bingham of Litt Creek; a brother, Charlie Prater of Salyervsville; a sister, Mary Prater of Prestonsburg; a step sister, Bessie Compton of Prestonsburg; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Reuben Lycans, Wallace Calhoun and Chester Adkins Tuesday, Feb 5, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Burial was in Prater Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RATLIFF, Mason
1923-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 28, 1 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, for Mason Ratliff, 78, who passed away Monday, February 25, 2002, at his West Van Lear residence. Mr. Ratliff was born March 15, 1923 in Johnson County, son of the late Ed and Tallie Ratliff. Surviving are his wife, Margarett Spradlin Ratliff; two daughters, Patsy McClure of West Van Lear, and Sue Ward, of Auxier; two sisters, Pearl Conley of Paris, Ky. and Mildred Centers of Staffordsville; five grandchildren. Services will be officiated by Manford Fannin and Lee Music, with burial following in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

REED, Bob
1910-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, February 22, 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Bob Reed who passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mr. Reed was born June 3, 1910 at Oil Springs, son of the late Doc and Alice Helton Reed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruie Reed. Surviving are one son, Bobby Reed of Cumming, Ga.; three daughters, Billie Jean Fairchild of Oil Springs, Wilma Wheeler of Baltimore, Md., and Janice John of Capon Bridge, W.Va.; one sister, Margaret Colvin of Springfield, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ROHR, Mabel  (Whitaker)
1907-2002
Mabel Rohr, 94, of Paintsville, died Monday, Feb. 25, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 2, 1907, in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Jack and Nancy Patrick Whitaker, she was a retired cook at Mayo Kitchen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lewis Rohr, in 1950. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Katherine Rohr Murphy of Paintsville; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Larry Blair Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SAGRAVES, Woodrow
1927-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Woodrow Sagraves, 74, who passed away Monday, February 4, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sagraves was born August 17, 1927 at Flat Gap, son of the late Ashley and Addie Evans Sagraves. Surviving are his wife, Veneleia Sagraves of Staffordsville; one son, Danny Sagraves of Maysville; one grandson, Aaron Sagraves of Maysville; three brothers, Dallas Sagraves of Flatgap, Ellis Sagraves of Lexington, and Elwin Sagraves of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Deloris Blair of Flatgap. The service was officiated by Paul Preston and Elmer Burchwell, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SALYER, Rev. Roger Eugene
1954-2002
Funeral services was conducted Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Rev. Roger Eugene Salyer, 47, who passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Salyer was born August 4, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Raymond and Delphia Cox Salyer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Salyer. Surviving are his wife, Sallie Vanover Salyer of Blaine; three daughters, Michelle Wright of Sandy Hook, Jessica Vinson of Louisa, and Amanda Salyer of Blaine; one son, Jason Salyer of Louisa; one sister, Evelyn Justice of Blaine; five brothers, Jerry Salyer of Plumwood, Ohio, Paul Salyer of Red Bush, Billy Salyer of Blaine, Timmy Salyer of Martha, and Larry Salyer of Columbus; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Mike Roberts and Hershell Wright, with burial following in Edwards Cemetery, Blaine. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SPARKS, Farlin Sparks 1926-2002 Funeral services were held Sunday, February 10, 1 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Farlin Sparks, 75, who passed away Thursday, February 7 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Sparks was born December 14, 1926 in Lawrence County, son of the late Arlie Edmund and Mae Ward Sparks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Conley Sparks. Surviving are one son, Kenneth Howard Sparks of Greenup; three daughters, Charlotte Katheryn Barton of Greenup, Virginia Daniel of Louisa, Ella Ratliff of Paintsville; one step-daughter, Beatrice Ball of Louisa; three brothers, Cody Sparks of Thelma, Jack Sparks of Lowmansville, Jim Sparks of Thelma; three sisters, Bonnie Miller of Louisa, Mary Lyons of River, and Ella Sparks of Van Lear. The service was officiated by Terry Conley, with burial following in Sparks Family Cemetery, River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STAMBAUGH, Virgil
1923-2002
Virgil Stambaugh, 79, of 437 Prichard St., Westwood, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Johnson County, a son of the late Monroe and Madge Cordial Stambaugh. He was a retired Armco Steel employee and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was the husband of Jewel Alfreda Hicks Stambaugh of Westwood. In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, James Larry Stambaugh of Ashland, Thomas Alan  Stambaugh and his wife, Deana, of Ironton, Danny Ray Stambaugh and his wife, Nancy, of Ashland and Leslie Monroe Stambaugh and his wife, Debbie, of Ironton; four daughters, Velma Jean Parker and her husband, William, of Frankfort, Janette Gilreath and her husband, Steve, of Hendersonville, N.C., Deborah Sue Hughes and her husband, Craig, of South Point and Paula Kay Bocook and her husband, Mike, of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Robert Stambaugh of Bellefonte and James Stambaugh of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Betty Pyle of Bardstown; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Stambaugh of Ashland. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Steen Funeral Home Ashland Chapel by the Rev. Michael Locklear. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 93 of Kenova.

TACKETT, Virginia Lee (Caudill)
1933-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23 at First Free Will Baptist Church, Carey, Ohio, for Virginia Lee Tackett who passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2002. Mrs. Tackett was born November 4, 1933 in Johnson County. She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Hummel; one brother Larry Caudill; infant daughter, Cathy Lee Tackett. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Tackett; one brother, Thomas Caudill of Findlay, Ohio; five sisters, Goldie Kleinmark of Carey, Ohio, Bonnie Caudill of Carey, Ohio, Clara Wickard of McCook, Nebraska, Sharon Yingling of Carey, Ohio and Linda Groves, also of Carey; two sons, Jesse Tackett of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and James Tackett of Carey, Ohio; one daughter, Jennifer Layne of Marion, Ohio; six grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bill Mahan and Harry Meade, with burial following in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, Ohio. Arrangement are under the direction of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

TESTERMAN, Leah
1955-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Leah Testerman, 46, who passed away Saturday, February 2, 2002,  at her Inez residence. Ms. Testerman was born September 24, 1955 in Johnson County, daughter of Clyde Testerman and the late Lula Porter Testerman.  Surviving are one son, Golden Glen Hale II of Lexington; one brother, Howard C. Testerman also of Lexington. The service was officiated by Riley Maynard, with burial following in Porter Cemetery, Tomahawk.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

THAXTON, George Lee
1971-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 23 from the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg for George Lee Thaxton, 30, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2002,  at the West Penn Hospital at Pittsburg, Pa. after an accident. Mr. Thaxton was born in Charleston, W.Va., son of Keith and Joan McKinney Thaxton. Surviving are his wife, Vada Collins Thaxton; one step-daughter, Stepanie Gibson; two brothers, Justin Thaxton, and Mike Thaxton, both of Charleston, W.Va. The service was officiated by Rev. Lenvil Campbell, with burial following in the Collins Family Cemetery in Johnson County. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

TRIMBLE, Elder Kenneth Archer
1921-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, 11 a.m. at George's Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville, for Elder Kenneth Archer Trimble, 80, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002,  at his River residence. Mr. Trimble was born December 12, 1921 in Johnson County, son of the late Conroy and Doshla Blair Trimble.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Biggs Trimble; one daughter, Helen Kay Castle of River; one sister, Kathleen Colvin of Leander; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services were officiated by Elders Jerry Colvin and Paul Keith Castle with burial following in Trimble Family Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WALLEN, Less
1922-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, for Less Wallen, 79, who passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002,  at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Wallen was born June 26, 1922 at Water Gap, son of the late Henry (Buck) and Johnnie (Calhoun) Wallen. Surviving are his wife, Jennie Miller Wallen; three sons, Lester Wallen of Ypsilanti, Mi., Jesse Wallen and Dean Wallen, both of Water Gap; one daughter, Mornan Sue English of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, John Wallen of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James A. Harmon, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery at Ivel. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WARD, Iasic
1940-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 10, 12 noon at Community Pentecostal Trinity Church for Iasic Ward, 61, who passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002,  at his Denver residence. Mr. Ward was born April 23, 1940 in Johnson County, son of the late Mason and Dora Spradlin Ward. Surviving are his wife, Janet Fay May Ward; three sons, Sonny Iasic Ward of Denver, McConneal Ward of Denver, and Jerry Mason Ward of Paintsville; four daughters, Dorena Sue Compton of Huntington, In., Mary Ethel Ward of Paintsville, Melissa Jean Clifton of Denver, and Elizabeth Colvin of Flat Gap; three brothers, James Mason, Robert Earl, and Norman Edward Ward, all of Michigan; one sister, Jewell Ratliff of Staffordsville; nine grandchildren. The service was officiated by Melvin Blanton and Jerry McKenzie, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, who were in charge of the arrangements.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD  [Corrected addition to published obituary submitted by: David May Jun 2003]

WITTEN, Mary Margaret (Green)
1926-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5, 1 p.m. at Springfield Enterprise Baptist Church, South Charleston, Ohio, for Mary Margaret Witten, 75, who passed away Friday, February 1, 2002 in Mercy Medical Center. Mrs. Witten was born February 18, 1926 in Johnson County, daughter of Otto and Flora (Short) Green. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mable Jewell Johnson. Surviving are her husband, Gustel "Gus" Witten; one son, Terry Witten of Springfield; numerous nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Jay Burchwell, with burial following in Asbury Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
  
WRIGHT, Tom
1933-2002
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, February 20, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, for Tom Wright, 68, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2002  at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center Nursing Home following a short illness. Mr. Wright was born June 10, 1933 in Prestonsburg, son of the late Jim and Letha Conley Wright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Howell Wright. Surviving are two step-sons, Franklin Howell of Ohio, and Herbert Howell of Portland, Ind; three brothers, Bill Wright of Leesburg, Ind., James and Edgar Wright, both of Prestonsburg; six sisters, Florine Tippie, Susie Lyons, both of Lima, Oh., Jane Hicks, Margaret Roberts and Martha Lester, all of North Manchester, Ind., Lora Whitaker of Warsaw, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Spears and Claude Justice, with burial following in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD




MARCH - 2002



AKIN, Carol Jane (O'Brien)
1943-2002
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Carol Jane O'Brien Akin, 58, who passed away Sunday, March 3 2002, at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Akin was born November 27, 1943 in Kenton, Oh., daughter of the late James Marion and Eulah Edith Harvey O'Brien. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bradley James Akin. Surviving are Gregory James Akin Bradley of Vista, Ca.; one daughter, Christine Jeannette Baldridge of Paintsville; two brothers, Richard Eugene Risner and James Edward O'Brien, both of California; three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations be made to the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BALDWIN, Zelda (Dale)
1911-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Zelda Dale Baldwin, 91, who passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002,  at Morrison Hospice Center, Zanesville, Ohio. Mrs. Baldwin was born February 14, 1911 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jessie and Priscilla Spradlin Dale. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Baldwin. Surviving are two sons, Paul Thomas and Jack Ernest Baldwin of Crooksville, Ohio; two daughters, Peggy Foley of Crooksville, and Ruheman "Rudy" Caudill of Willis, Tx.; eighteen grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Brian Baldwin, with burial following in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BALL, Donald B.
1924-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 25, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, Ky. for Donald B. Ball, 77, who passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002,  at the V.A. Hospital in Lexington, Ky. after an extended illness. Mr. Ball was born April 27, 1924 at Prestonsburg, son of the late Richard and Alice (Vaughn) Ball. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie (Wallen) Ball. Surviving are one son, James Richard Ball of Indiana; one daughter, Donna Ball Collins of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Print Ball of Prestonsburg, and Richard Ball Jr. of Ypsilanti, Mich.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Following the service, burial took place in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLAIR, Nevil C. "Nell" (Conley)
1923-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m at Southside Free Will Baptist Church for Nevil C. "Nell" Blair, 79, who passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002  at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mrs. Blair was born January 30, 1923 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Troy and Stella Adams Conley. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herb and Clyde Conley. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Roberts of Ashland, and Genia Belcher of Minford, Oh.; one sister, Mae Auxier of East Point; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The funeral was officiated by Wayne Price and Gene Roberts, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLANKENSHIP, Bertha Fay (Estep)
1922-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Bertha Fay Blankenship, 80, who passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002,  at her Thelma residence. Mrs. Blankenship was born January 14, 1922 in Floyd County, daughter of the late William Everett and Susie Ann McCarty Estep. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Oscar Blankenship. Surviving are four sons, Vonalee See of Anthem, Az., Sam Blankenship of Prestonsburg, and Gene and Richard Blankenship, both of Thelma; three daughters, Sue Fairchild of Thelma, Linda Collins of Columbus, and Carol Sue Guffey of Hendersonville, N.C.; five brothers, Earl and Jackie Estep, both of Thelma, Roger and Gene Estep, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Orville Estep of Denver; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Louie Ferrier and Leroy Kestner, with burial following in Blankenship Family Cemetery, Thelma.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BOGGS, Lowell
1915-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30 at Wilson Funeral Home for Lowell Boggs, 86, who passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002  at Three Rivers Medical Center.  Mr. Boggs was born August 21, 1915 in Blaine, son of the late W.S. and Nola Boggs. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Reese Boggs of Louisa; one daughter Joyce Austin of Louisa; one sister, Ruby Johnson of Louisa. The service was officiated by Rev. Ric Frazier, with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BORDERS, Margaret (Fairchild)
1919-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Margaret Borders, 82, who passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Borders was born November 17, 1919 in Logan, W.Va., daughter of the late Cyrus and Cora Castle Fairchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Borders. Surviving are two daughters, Marlene Crigger of Paintsville, and Lenore Wilson of Belleview, Fl.; two sons, Russell Borders, Jr., of Barstow, Ca, and Donald B. Borders of Volga; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Terry Reffett, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BREWER, Emory
1953-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. at Gospel Church of God in Jesus Christ, located on left hand fork of Marrowbone in Kermit, W.Va., for Emory Brewer, 48, who passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Mr. Brewer was born July 1, 1953 in Mingo Co., W.Va., son of the late Noah and Voiler Messer Brewer. Surviving are three sons, Russell, Chad Allen and Paul David Brewer, all of Kermit; one brother, Robert Spaulding of Kermit; two sisters, Wanda Fish of Kermit, and Ramona Triplett of Belfry. The service was officiated by Paul Darrin Messer and Eddie Smith, with burial following in Hodge Cemetery, Kermit.  Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BURCHETT, Vina Elizabeth (Runyon)
1919-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14, at J.W. Call Funeral Home for Vina Elizabeth Runyon Burchett, 82, who passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002,  at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Burchett was born March 17, 1919 in Pike County, daughter of the late Lillie Leslie and Claude Runyon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Burchett; seven brothers. Surviving are one son, Bill Claude Burchett of Pikeville; two daughters, Jennie Pelphrey of Paintsville, and Johnda Billiter of Pikeville; one sister, Tina Collins of Pikeville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bill Maynard, with entombment following at York Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pikeville College or Mayflower Unity Baptist Church. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BUTCHER, Mae White (Conley)
1913-2002 Funeral services were held Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church for Mae White Conley Butcher, 88, who passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Butcher was born March 12, 1913 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Heber Conley and Julia Hazlette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Butcher; one brother, James Heber Conley. Surviving are two sons, Glen Richard Butcher of Tutor Key, and Eugene Stanley Butcher of Pikeville; two brothers, Robert and Morris Conley, both of Paintsville; one sister, Sue Sherman of Paintsville; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dr. Charles Milam and Earl Moore, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CANTRELL, Arnold Morris
1943-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Arnold Morris Cantrell, 60, who passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002,  at his Staffordsville residence. Mr. Cantrell was born January 2, 1943 in Magoffin County, son of Clara Castle Cantrell and the late Marion Cecil Cantrell. Surviving are his wife, Melva Jewell Salyers Cantrell; two sons, Morris Timothy Cantrell of Martin, and Ronald Simmie Cantrell of Staffordsville; two daughters, Sheila Lynn Reed of Magoffin County, and Delana Jewell Garcia of Staffordsville; five brothers, James and Mark Cantrell of Flat Gap, Grant Cantrell of Salyersville, Marion Cantrell of Staffordsville, and Jimmy Cantrell of Royalton; four sisters, Audrey Faye and Kathy Cantrell, both of Huntington, W.Va., Elizabeth Meade of Flat Gap, and Shirley Puckett of Royalton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Danny and Johnny Reed, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CASTLE, Robert Lee
1940-2002
Robert Lee Castle, 60, of River, died Thursday Mar.29 2002 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Castle was born May 12, 1940, in Johnson County, a son of the late Edgar J. and Lorena Daniels Castle. He was a retired vending machine repairman. Surviving are his wife, Imogean Wheeler Castle; three sons, Richard Castle of Columbus, Ohio, Jerry Booth of Sitka and Robert Leon Booth of Elizabethtown; four brothers, Edgar Castle Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Arlie Eugene Castle and Danny Marvin Castle, both of Sitka and John C. Castle of Florida; a sister, Loretta Caudill of Lexington; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by Hobert Meek and Paul Dean Meade. Burial will be in the Castle family cemetery in Sitka. Friends may call today and until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

COLLINS, Jack Nicholas
1990-2002
Jack Nicholas Collins, 12, of Van Lear, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Born Jan. 17, 1990, in Lexington, a son of Harold and Carol Lee Smith Collins of Van Lear, he was a student at Highland Elementary. Additional survivors include two brothers, Steven Edward Collins of East Point and Benjamin Harold Collins of Van Lear; and a sister, Lavonna Lee Collins of Van Lear. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted By Rev. Bob Baker Thursday, March 14, at Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Boonscamp. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

COLLINS, Ola Mae (Hyden)
1927-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Ola Mae Collins, 74, who passed away Monday, March 11, 2002,  at her Van Lear residence. Mrs. Collins was born August 25, 1927 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Taylor Hyden and Martha Hatfield Hyden.  Surviving are her husband, Clyde Collins; two daughters, Sharon VanHoose of Tutor Key, and Shelia Collins of Van Lear; five brothers, Orville Hyden of Cinncinati, Ohio, William Lloyd, Harold Edward, Charles Richard Hyden, and Jamie Hyden, all of Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Doris Patrick of Tip City, Ohio, and Dora Porter of Hazel Green, Ky.; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Arville Short, with burial following in Collins Cemetery, Van Lear.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CONLEY, Alice Belle
2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. at Gate City Funeral Home, Gate City, Va. for Alice Belle Conley, 67, who passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002,  at her residence. Survived by children James Michael Hall of Dungannon, Va.; Patricia Showalter of Columbus; Judy Adams and Greg Sturm of Pataskala; Randy Hall of Paintsville; Kenneth Hall of Westerville; Rhonda Sue Thurston of New Castle, In.; Rodney Conley of Paintsville; Donald Conley of Nashville, Tn.; Larry and Daniel Conley, both of Paintsville; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Newcomer-Fraley Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio. The services in Virginia are: visitation Friday March 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Gate City Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service Saturday at the private family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

COOK, David Eugene
1962-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 12 noon at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for David Eugene Cook, 39, who passed away Friday, March 22, 2002,  at his Meally residence. Mr. Cook was born June 1, 1962 in Johnson County, son of Walter Cook and the late Delphia Marie Montgomery Page Cook.  Surviving are three daughters, Melissa, Christy and Sherry Cook, all of Paintsville; two brothers, James Page of Paintsville, and Tim Allen Page of West Van Lear; two sisters, Regina Williams of West Van Lear, and Lorraine Music of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Dick Vanhoose, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DANIELS, Joe Clayton
1963-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Clayton Daniels, 38, who passed away Friday, March 15, 2002. Mr. Daniels was born July 5, 1963 in Johnson County, son of Juanita Shell Rigsby and the late Virgil Joe Daniels. Surviving are his wife, Billie Music Daniel; one son, Steven Joseph Daniels; two daughters, Amy Daniels of Thelma, and Jessica Daniels of Van Lear; one grandchild; one brother, Paul Douglas Daniels of Thelma; three sisters, Michelle Brewer of Ulysses, Carolyn Rigsby of Flat Gap, and Willa Tackett of Keaton. The service was officiated by Wayne Lyon and Steve Rose, with burial following in the Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DAVIS, Rufus Ray
1931-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, March 29 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rufus Ray Davis, 71, who passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born March 16, 1931 in Martin County, son of the late Tee and Martha Williams Davis.  Surviving are his wife, Fredia Fairchild Davis; one son, Darren Ray Davis of Staffordsville; two sisters, Brookie Davis of Martin County, and Litty Preece of Ocanna, W.Va.; two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Doug Crider and Wendell Isom, with burial following in Fairchild Family Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DIAMOND, Lillian (Sexton)
1903-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19, 2 p.m. at the Louisa First Baptist Church for Lillian Diamond, 99, who passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002,  at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Diamond was born January 6, 1903 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Harm and Jane Moore Sexton. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny Lee Taylor; second husband, Oscar Diamond; two daughters, Marie Bradley and Irene Crank; one son, Harold Taylor.  Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Castle of Plymouth, Ohio, Charlotte Thompson of Greenwich, Ohio and Martha Meek of Louisa; two sons, Johnny B. Taylor and Denver and Melody Taylor, both of Plymouth, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Ric Frazier, with burial following in the Taylor Family Cemetery, Fallsburg, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FANNIN, Dorcas (Tussen)
1927-2002
Dorcas Tussen Fannin, 75, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Riverview Health Care Center. Born March 1, 1927, in Dock, a daughter of the late Fred and Julia Haywood Tussey, she was a former cook with the Floyd County Board of Education at Clark Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest A. Fannin Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jo Layne of Indiana and Deborah (Debbie) Fannin of Oviedo, Fla.; a son, Ernest Fannin Jr. of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Lena Mae Hall and Angie Justice, both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Donald Tussey of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Dan Heintzelman and Randolph Crisp today, Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRISBY, Betty Carol (Ratliff)
1940-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Betty Carol Ratliff Frisby, 61, who passed away Monday, March 11, 2002,  at her Staffordsville residence. Mrs. Frisby was born October 16, 1940 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Freddie and Pina McKenzie Ratliff. She was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. John Frank Ratliff and one sister, Faye Williams. Surviving are her husband, J.R. Frisby of Staffordsville; one son, Larry Michael Frisby of Greenbrier, Tn.; one daughter, Debra Lynn Frisby May of Lebanon, Ky.; two brothers, James Ernie and Paul Rex Ratliff, both of Staffordsville; three sisters, Mary Mae Ratliff, Shirley Ann Blanton, and Dorris Emily Haney, all of Staffordsville; three grandsons, Nicholas Trenton May, Zachary and Daniel Frisby. The service were officiated by Toby Wheeler, Doug Crider, and Harry Neal Frisby, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Johnson County Christian School by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GILLEM, Gail W.
1935-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m. at the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church for Gail W. Gillem, 66, who passed away Monday, March 25, 2002,  at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Gillem was born May 29, 1935 in Keaton, Ky., son of the late George W. and Elva Skaggs Gillem. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Gillem of Keaton; one daughter, Leslie Pelphrey of Keaton; two stepsons, Tim Hazlette of Nicholasville, and Scott Hazlette of Paintsville; four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Rev. James K. Caudill and Rev. Jeff Blanton, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GRIMM, Elder Johnny
1914-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, March 29 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Elder Johnny Grimm, 87, who passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mr. Grimm was born August 13, 1914 in Johnson County, son of the late John and Hester Daniels Grimm. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Caudill Grimm. Surviving are two sons, Thomas Ray Grimm of Meally, and Johnny Grimm, Jr., of Prestonsburg; and two daughters, Thelma Mae Horne of Prestonsburg, and Loretta Harmon of Stanton; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Elders Burnsie Mollette, Johnny Mollett, and Claude Mollette, with burial following in the Grimm Family Cemetery, Castle Fork, Lowmansville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GRIMM, Vella (Preston)
1896-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Vella Grimm, 106, who passed away Friday, March 15, 2002,  at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home, Owingsville, Ky.  Mrs. Grimm was born August 21, 1896 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jethro and Lou Ellen Vanhoose Preston. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Grimm. Surviving are two sons, Lionel Grim of Owingsville, and Edgel Grimm of Fort Thomas, Ky.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Caudill and Dick VanHoose, with burial following in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAIGHT, Ida Grayce
1910-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ida Grayce Haight, 91, who passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Ms. Haight was born November 2, 1910 in Pike County, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles W. and Catherine Volgamore Haight. Surviving are one brother, Thornton K. Haight of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Harold Williams, with burial following in Mound Cemetery, Piketon, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HARMON, Luther
1962-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 10, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Luther Harmon, 39, who passed away Friday, March 8, 2002,  at his Webbville residence. Mr. Harmon was born August 6, 1962 in Louisa, son of Garner and Cora Moore Harmon.  Surviving are two sons, Joshua and Travis Harmon, both of Webbville; three sisters, Juanita Harmon of Cannonsburg, Marcella Harmon of Hazard, and Julia Cantrell of Sitka; four brothers, Danny and Matthew Harmon, both of Webbville, David Harmon of Wittensville, and Melvin Harmon of Barboursville, W.Va. The service was officiated by Kevin Scott, with burial following in Harmon Cemetery, Big Branch, Martin County. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HENSLEY, Telia (Boyd)
1914-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Telia Hensley, 87, who passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002,  at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Hensley was born August 13, 1914 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late George and Trinvilla Castle Boyd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil V. Hensley. Surviving are six daughters, Deloris Carter, Flo Leibee, and Pat Jordan, all of Louisa, Brenda Conn of Kenova, W.Va., Polly Bartley of Ashland, and Georgia Davis of Louisa; four sons, George C. Vanhoose of Alexanderia, Oh., Cecil F. Hensley of Louisa, Paul Hensley of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Larry Hensley of Louisa; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Burial followed the service at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HEUSER, Michael
1953-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 6, 12 noon at Preston Funeral Chapel for Michael Heuser, 49, who passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002,  at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Heuser was born August 24, 1953 in Johnson County, son of Betty Jones and the late Robert Heuser. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Boyd Heuser; three sons, Michael Heuser of Leipsic, Ohio, Matthew and Joshua Heuser, both of Paris, Ky.; two brothers, Ben Heuser of Nippa, and Larry Heuser of Sitka; three grandchildren. Burial followed the service at the Heuser family cemetery, Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HOWARD, Goldie (Castle)
1919-2002
Goldie Howard, 82, of Flat Fork Road, Salyersville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at her residence following a long illness. Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Nathan and Lorrie McKenzie Castle, she was a homemaker and belonged to the Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church and Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angus Howard; and two children, Johnnie Howard and Orlean Enderlee. Survivors include three sons, Bill Howard of Salyersville, Bob Howard of Lebanon, Ohio, and Mark Howard of Marion, Ohio; three daughters, Phebia Meade and Shirley Wheeler, both of Marion, and Gracie Isaac of Salyersville; two sisters, Sally Evans of Paintsville and Della Mae Caldwell of Plain City, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Eli Howard and Ralph VanHoose today, Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Slone Howard Cemetery, Flat Fork Road, Salyersville. Salyersville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HUTCHISON, Bill H.
1940-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Bill H. Hutchison, 61, who passed away Thursday,March 28, 2002,  at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Hutchison was born April 30, 1940 at Olive Hill, Ky., son of James Anderson and Madge Hutchison. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Hutchison; one son, Chris Hutchison of Atlanta, Georgia; one daughter, Sherrie Stevens of Pikeville; three step-sons, Tim Collins of Paintsville, Mark and Scott Collins, both of Prestonsburg; one step-daughter, Tammy Blackburn of Prestonsburg; one brother, James Dale Hutchison of Paris; one sister, Bonnie S. Harden of Milford, Ohio; one grandchild; 12 step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Jimmy Brown, with burial following in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

JOHNSON, Terry
1962-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14, 3 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Terry Johnson, 39, who passed away Monday, March 11, 2002,  in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Johnson was born October 31, 1962 in Martin County, son of the late Freddie and Mary Pridemore Johnson.  Surviving are four daughters Tara, Nichole, Mariah, and Page Johnson, all of Columbus; three brothers, Doug and Ronnie Johnson, both of Inez, and Freddie Johnson of Columbus; nine sisters, Darlene Dials, Loretta Smith, Kathy Jackson, Cookie Detloff, Trish Jude, Sandy Askey and Malinda Johnson, all of Columbus, Josephine Boyd of Louisa, and Charlene Marcum of Inez. The service was officiated by Sterling Marcum and Bromley Marcum, with burial following in the Bowens Cemetery, Johnson Bottom. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

KRETZER, Burdette (B.B.), Jr.
1925-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 20, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, for Burdette (B.B.) Kretzer, Jr., who passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002,  at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Kretzer was born December 12, 1925 in Mordue, W.Va., son of the late Burdette and Bertha McKnight Kretzer. Surviving are his wife, Louise King Kretzer; four sons, Bill Kretzer of Winchester, Doug Kretzer of Stanville, Burdette (Binky) Kretzer III of Thelma, and David Kretzer of Van Lear; one daughter, Madonna Rose of Flat Gap; six brothers, Doug Kretzer of Spokane, Washington, Luie Kretzer of Meally, Kenny Kretzer of Van Lear, Henry Kretzer of Columbus, Morris Kretzer of Mt. Morris, Mich., Irving Kretzer of Rome, New York; two sisters, Roberta Lemaster of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Anna Florence Hall of Ulysses; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Rev. Justin Williams, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LYON, Charles David
1948-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Charles David Lyon, 54, who passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Lyon was born January 30, 1948 in Elliott County, son of Harold and Myrtle Peter Lyon. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Lynn Fraley Lyon. Surviving are one son, David Wayne Lyon of Nicholasville; one brother, Lewis Edward Lyon of Sandy Hook; one sister, Nellie "Lucille" Lyon Hewlett of Lancaster, Ky.; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Harold Williams, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MARCUM, Myrtle Marie (Maynard)
1927-2002
Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Myrtle Marie Marcum, 74, who passed away Monday, March 4, 2002,  at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Marcum was born July 4, 1927 in Pike County, daughter of the late Marion and Rosa Bell Hobbs Maynard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Veacher Marcum. Surviving are one son, John B. Marcum of Louisa; one step-son, William F. Marcum of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Roy Maynard of Louisville, and Troy Maynard of Lowmansville; two grandchildren, Pam Marcum and John B. Marcum Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Marcum and Ethan Marcum. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MARTIN, Ruby (Webb)
1917-2002
Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 29 at Wilson Funeral Home for Ruby Webb Martin, 84, who passed away Monday, March 25, 2002,  at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Martin was born August 10, 1917 in Fort Gay, daughter of the late Carmie and Inez Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Martin; three brothers; three sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Wilma Moore of Louisa; three sisters, Eula Spaulding of Fort Gay, W.Va., Magalene Hamm of Mansfield, Oh., and Lovis Costigan Canterberry of Conn.; one brother, William David Webb of Mansfield, Oh.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Kimble Copley, with burial following at Webb Cemetery, Webb, W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MEADE, Glen
1955-2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m. at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Chapel, Inez, for Glen Meade, 46, who passed away Monday, March 18, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Meade was born March 22, 1955 in Johnson County, son of the late Estil and Willa Faye Meade.  Surviving are his wife, Terecia Castle Meade of Chestnut, Ky; three daughters, Lisa Dingess of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Terecia Polly of Irvine, Ky., and Makayla Meade of Chestnut; one grandson, Kaleb Polly; two brothers, Wayne Meade of Chestnut, and Darrell Meade of Beauty, Ky. The service will be officiated by Wayne Price, with burial following in Litton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

    
MEEK, Charles R.
1937-2002
Dr. Charles R. Meek, 64, of Oak Harbor, OH, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at his residence with his wife, sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren present. He was born in Paintsville, KY on June 30, 1937, to Alpha (Brooks) Meek and the late Catawba Island Club golf pro Authie Meek. He moved to Port Clinton in 1954. He graduated from the Ohio State University in 1962 and opened his optometry practice in Port Clinton in 1963, where he worked for 39 years. An inductee of the Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Dr. Meek was the captain of the 1961 OSU championship golf team that included legendary teammate Jack Nicklaus. In addition to his accomplishments in college, some of his most cherished achievements were earning 5 varsity letters - 2 in basketball, 2 in track, and 1 in golf from Port Clinton High School. He was also a member of the National Scholastic Honor Society. He won the county track championship in the mile and the half mile in 1956, holding the county record for the mile in the time of 4 minutes 29 seconds. Dr. Meek played as an amateur on the professional golf tour, including the National Open. He also played in the North-South Amateur 10 years straight, won the State Elks Tourney 10 years straight, and the National Elks one year. Dr. Meek along with his father and 2 brothers were lifetime members of the Elks, and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and the special relationship he had with each. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon (Wadsworth); son, Bryan of Oakland Township, MI, Bradley of Port Clinton, and David of Oak Harbor; daughters-in-law, Janice, Christine, and Bobbijo; grandchildren, Bethany Ann, Nicole, Jessica, Devin Charles, Tyler, Bryan, Jazmin, Cheyenne, Conner, Shane, Christian Chase, and one baby pending; mother, Alpha Meek of Port Clinton; brothers, Authie Jr. and Len Meek; brother-in-law, Jerry Vess, and longtime friends, John Papcun and Bernie Tibbs. Dr. Meek was preceded in death by his father, siblings, Irene Vess, Lorena, James Edward and Alice Marie Meek. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002 at the Community of Christ Church in Carroll Township, OH. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. with family present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Interment will be in Rusha Cemetery, Oak Harbor. The family suggests memorial contributions to Stein Hospice or Community of Christ Church.

   
MELVIN, Ethel (Risner)
1908-2002
Ethel Melvin, 93, of Paintsville died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Lexington Center for H & R, Lexington. Born Sept. 20, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Commodore Trusty and Daisy Risner. She was a Big Sandy Drug Store cook and a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard “Chigger” Melvin.  Survivors include two sons, Gary Melvin of Winchester and Edward Ray Melvin of Lexington; two sisters, Wilma Allen of Dayton, Ohio, and Tressie Mauk of Wheelersburg, Ohio; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville.

MILLER, Buretta (Blanton)
1927-2002
Funeral services will be held today Wednesday, March 20, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Buretta Miller, 74, who passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002,  at her residence.  Ms. Miller was born July 4, 1927 at Oil Springs, daughter of the late Manford and Lona Williams Blanton. She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Miller. Surviving are three brothers, Melvin and James M. Blanton, both of Oil Springs, and Chester Blanton of Swamp Branch; two sisters, Beatrice Butler of Springfield, Oh., and Judy Wolf of Westerville, Oh.; one half-sister, Stella Salyers of Urbana, Oh. The service will be officiated by Rev. Phillip Puckett and Rev. Joe Wolf, with burial following in the Blanton Family Cemetery, Oil Springs.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MOLES, Larry Jeff
1942-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 27, at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland, Ky. for Larry Jeff Moles, 59, who passed away Friday, March 22, 2002. Mr. Moles was born December 23, 1942 in Pikeville, son of Opal Bentley Moles of Ashland and the late Francis M. Moles.  Surviving are his wife, Janet Hensler Moles; three daughters, Elizabeth Edwards of Cincinnati, Oh., Melissa Goens of Louisville, and Rebecca Parks of Newark, Oh.; one son, Stephen Moles of Pittsburgh Pa.; one sister Judith Thompson of Russell, Ky.; seven grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Harold Berrian, with burial following in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MOORE, Ella Faye (Preston)
2002
Ella Faye Preston Moore, of Louisa, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at her residence. She was the daughter of John Francis Preston and Thursa Borders Preston of Ulysses, and the wife of Howard Homer Moore of Louisa, who predeceased her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Jo Preston Crisp, Rosalind Preston, and Roberta Preston. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Karen Moore Albright of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Howard Francis Moore of Ashland; two sisters, Olga Frances Preston Brackett of Ulysses and Mikell Preston Burchett of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a brother, John David Preston of Paintsville. A memorial service will be held in the family cemetery Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m.

PATRICK, Mavis (Borders)
1912-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church for Mavis Patrick, 89, who passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Riverview Manor Nursing Facility, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Patrick was born November 23, 1912 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late Patrick and Cindy George Borders. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Patrick. Surviving are one son, Robert Stanley Patrick; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; one brother Stanley Borders of Madison, Va.; one sister Estalena Blair of Louisville. The service was officiated by Wayne Price. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PELPHREY, Ella (Kelly)
1914-2002
Ella Kelly Pelphrey, 88, of Martha, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Pelphrey was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Martha. Her husband, Garrett Pelphrey, preceded her in death. The funeral was at 11 a.m. today at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

PIGMAN, Dockie B. (Prater)
1916-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Dockie B. Pigman, 85, who passed away Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Pigman was born November 12, 1916 in Dwale, Ky., daughter of the late Jeff and Ada (Nelson) Prater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hargis Pigman. Surviving are three sons, William Pigman, Johnny Pigman, both of Prestonsburg, and Clarence Pigman of Warsaw, Ind.; four daughters, Ora Lee Pigman, Audrey Pigman, and Ethel Pigman, all of Prestonsburg, and Ada Church of Hendersonville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Don Neeley, with burial following in the Reynolds Cemetery at Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PINKERTON, John Wesley
1920-2002
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 8, 1 p.m. at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Wilmington, Oh., for John Wesley Pinkerton, 81, who passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002,  at the Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington. Mr. Pinkerton was born July 26, 1920 in Van Lear, son of the late John Wesley and Emma Chandler Pinkerton. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Joycelyn Lorraine Busler; two brothers, Charles and Dallas Pinkerton; one sister, Charlene Baldridge. Surviving are his wife, Grace Pinkerton of Wilmington; one grandson, Charles William Bayer of Indianapolis, In. Services will be officiated by Dr. G. David Hawley, with burial following in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PRESTON, Ray E.
2002
Ray E. Preston, age 74, of Paintsville passed away March 23, 2002 after an extended illness. Mr. Preston was a retired businessman and three time Sheriff of Johnson County. He is survived by his wife, Jane Siler Preston and three children, Ray E. Preston II, Cathy Meadows and Rick Preston, all of Paintsville. A sister, Hermalee Samons of Alpharetta, Georgia, also survives him. Ray was blessed with eight grandchildren, five great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Ray E. Preston was the son of the late Charles E. and Lesta Preston, former owners of Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Besides his parents, two brothers, Hansel Preston and Charles Donald Preston, preceded Ray in death. Services by Keen Johnson of Mount Sterling, Kentucky were held Wednesday, March 27, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Lakeview Cemetery at Staffordsville. All arrangements are under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PRESTON, Russell
1930-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Russell Preston, 71, who passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born March 15, 1930 in Staffordsville, son of the late Lloyd and Julia Butler Preston.  Surviving are his wife, Stella Preston; two sons, Rusty Preston of Paintsville, and Marty Preston of Winchester, Ky.; one daughter, Suzy Sullivan of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; three grandsons; one granddaughter. The service was officiated by Rev. Tobe Wheeler, Elder Kenny Pelphrey, Rev. Paul W. Browning, with burial following in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PRITCHARD, Anita Louise (Jones)
1937-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, at the First Baptist Church of Louisa for Anita Louise Jones Pritchard, 64, who passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Mrs. Pritchard was born October 10, 1937 in Melvin, Ky., daughter of the late Tilden H. and Ruby Rainey Jones. She was preceded in death by one sister, Glenda J. Simmons; two brothers, James D. Jones and Johnny R. Jones. Surviving are her husband, Douglas Pritchard of Garrett, Ky.; two daughters, Dianne and Lisa Hicks of Garrett; one son, J.D. Pritchard, also of Garrett; six sisters, M. Sue Steagall of Winter Haven, Fla., Judith E. Fuller of Feds Creek, Ky., Carol A. Compton of Louisa, Lillie Selser of Columbus, Oh., Hazel Cox of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Janet Bagett of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, William D. Jones of Lexington, Ky., Robert A. Jones of Columbia, S.C., T. Howard Jones of North Vernon, Ind. and Tommy D. Rainey of Bevinsville, Ky.; four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Ric Frazier. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

REFFETT, George Roger
1945-2002
Private services were held Monday, March 18 for George Roger Reffett, 56, who passed away Friday, March 15, 2002,  in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Reffett was born July 18, 1945 in Floyd County, son of the late, George and Lydia Bentley Reffett.  Surviving are his wife, Cornelia Reffett; one son, Mark Reffett of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; one grandchild; one brother, Calvin Reffett of Rochester, Ind., and one sister, Eva Woodcox, also of Rochester.  Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ROWLAND, Flora Belle (Stapleton)
1929-2002
Flora Belle Rowland, 72, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at her residence. Born Aug. 8, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Osie Castle Stapleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Rowland. Survivors include four sons, Harold Litteral of Flat Gap, Tommy Litteral of Paintsville, James Litteral of Sitka, and Billy Litteral of New Mexico; three daughters, Joyce Meek and Marcia Litteral, both of Volga, and Barbara Laney of West Van Lear; three brothers, Henry Stapleton, Robert Stapleton and Bill Stapleton, all of Flat Gap; three sisters, Pearl McKenzie of River, Sarah Taylor of Ohio and Margie Stapleton of Morehead; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jim McKenzie Tuesday, March 19, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ROWLAND, June F.
1948-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 2 at the Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, for June F. Rowland, 54, who passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Rowland was a native of Paintsville, daughter of Beulah Fairchild of Paintsville and the late Clate Fairchild. Surviving are three daughters, Kathy Kirby and Georgina Rowland, both of Winchester, and Debbie Vaughn of Richmond; one son, George E. Rowland Jr., of Clintonville; four granddaughters, Nikki Kirby, Jessica Rowland and Jennifer Brandenburg, all of Lexington; two brothers, Larry and Gary Fairchild of Paintsville; two sisters, Judy Sexton and Darlene Hitchcock of Paintsville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Following the service, burial took place in the Winchester Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SAMONS, Jackie
1939-2002
Jackie Donald Samons, 62, of Langley, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. Mr. Samons was born June 24, 1939, in Martin. He is survived by his wife, Orpha Sue Ratliff Samons. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Burial will be in Samons family cemetery in Martin. Friends may call the funeral home.

SARTIN, Rhoda (Newsome)
1939-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, 12 noon at the Long Branch United Baptist Church, Lovely, Ky., for Rhoda Newsome Sartin, 62, who passed away Friday, March 1, 2002. Ms. Sartin was born July 10, 1939 in Martin County, daughter of the late Prentice and Gertrude Finley Hensley. Surviving are three daughters, Mabel Muncy of Hode, Ky., Cathy Clay of Okeechobee, Fla., and Pennie Clay of Dingess, W.Va.; two sons, Robert Lee Newsome of Okeechobee, Fla., and Bruce Newsome of South Carolina; one sisters, Glendean Newsome of Chilicothe, Oh.; four brothers, Golden Newsome and Bobby Newsome, both of Chilicothe, Ohio, Ernest Lee Newsome and Albert Newsome, both of Columbus, Oh.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Prentice Meade and Tim McCoy, with burial following in Bailey Cemetery at Long Branch, Lovely, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SAYLOR, Melvin
1938-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Melvin Saylor, 63, who passed away Monday, March 18, 2002. Mr. Saylor was born April 19, 1938 in Johnson County, son of the late Byrd and Oma Pennington Saylor Salyer. Surviving are his wife, Martha Jane Blair Saylor; two sons, Allen Saylor of Flat Gap, Ray Saylor of Staffordsville; two brothers, Troy Salyer of Swamp Branch, and Roy Salyer of Flat Gap; six sisters, Della Faye Howard of Salyersville, Edna Mae Fultz, Mary Ellen Stacy and Imigean Fultz, all of Beattyville, Josephine Issacs of Nicholasville, and Reva Hamilton of Paintsville; one uncle, Burlie Pennington; three aunts, Ada Johnson, Eva Saylor and Ruby Conley; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Willard Holiday, Melvin Blanton and Everett Conley, with burial following in the family cemetery, Grassy Creek, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SCOTT, Ella Ann (Parker)
1941-2002
Ella Ann Parker Scott, 60, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born July 22, 1941, at Wayland, she was a daughter of the late Perry Parker and Geneva Ratliff Parker. She was a clerk at Scott Store and member of Worldwide Church of God. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sondra Keown and Oma Parker. Survivors include her husband, Richard Scott; a daughter, Rebecca Elaine Wells of Estill; a son, Bryan Scott of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Bill Tom Parker of Auburn, Ind., Wendell Parker of Kendalville, Ind., David Parker and Austin Perry Parker, both of Waterloo, Ind., and Marlin Ronald Parker of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Mary Jacqueline Caudill of Wayland, Sara Susan Moore of Kendalville, Ind., and Sally Gibson of Waterloo, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 8, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Barkley Moore officiating. Entombment will be in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home.

SLUSS, Eliza Katherine (Hurd)
1930-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Eliza Katherine Hurd Sluss, 71, who passed away Sunday, March 31, 2002,  at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Sluss was born June 13, 1930, daughter of the late Isom and Worlie Click Hurd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Sluss; one son, Brian Sluss; one brother, Gordin Hurd; one sister, Esta Freeman. Surviving are three sons, Billy Sluss of Colorado, Steven Sluss of Paintsville, and Jerry Sluss of Staffordsville; five daughters, Nancy Alger of Lexington, Ky., Margie Sirk of Huntington, In., Donna Williams of Indiana, Phyllis Goodwin of Orange Park, Fl., and Mary Fannin of Morehead, Ky.; six brother, Gradin, Ramzie, and Gery Hurd, all of Indiana, Shular Hurd of Ivel, Ky., Don Hurd of Arizona, and Joe Ed Hurd of Tennessee; one sister, Mary Spencer of Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jim McKenzie, and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in Highland Memorial Park.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SMART, Jane A.
1921-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14, 11 a.m. at the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home in Maysville, Ky. for Jane A. Smart, 80, who passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002,  at her residence in Maysville. Mrs. Smart was born September 4, 1921 in Carlisle, Ky. Surviving are four daughters, Ruth Smart Elvove, Nancy Smart Cline, Elizabeth Smart Runyon, and Catherine Smart Wells; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two first cousins. Following the service, burial took place at the Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SMITHERS, Jolene (Adkins)
1934-2002
Jolene Adkins Smithers, 68, of Salyersville, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born Jan. 2, 1934, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Clifford and Ivory Gibson Adkins, she was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Sheila Rose Adkins, Lurlene Smith, Phyllis Smith and Cliffie Sprauge. Survivors include her husband, Richard Lee Smithers of Salyersville; four sons, Danny Lee Smithers of Lexington, Eddie Dean Smithers and Jeffery Cliff Smithers, both of Salyersville, and Lonnie Ray Smithers of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Angela J. Slusher of Salyersville; four brothers, Jimmy Gardner Adkins, Douglas Adkins and Scotty Adkins, all of Cincinnati, and Billy Lewis Adkins of Salyersville; two sisters, Grace Cromer and Tammy Reynolds, both of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Keith Mapes and Ronald Puckett Monday, March 11, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Magoffin County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

STAMBAUGH, Mae (Clark)
1921-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, 1 p.m. at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church for Mae Stambaugh, 80, who passed away Friday, March 8, 2002,  at J.J. Jordan Nursing Facility, Louisa. Mrs. Stambaugh was born November 23, 1921 in Johnson County, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth O'Bryan Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Stambaugh. Surviving are five sons, James, Warren and Ronnie Stambaugh, all of Sitka, Paul Wayne Stambaugh of Staffordsville, and Elmo Stambaugh of Flat Gap; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jim McKenzie and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in Stambaugh Cemetery, Sitka. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STAMBAUGH, William "Lafe"
1926-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William "Lafe" Stambaugh, 75, who passed away Friday, March 1, 2002,  at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Stambaugh was born June 10, 1926 in Letcher County, son of the late Hobert and Alice Burchett Stambaugh. Surviving are his wife, Pearlene VanHoose Stambaugh; one son, William Paul Stambaugh of Belleville, Mi.; one brother, Clem Stambaugh of Auxier; one sister, Janice Crigger of Hopkinsville, Ky.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Homer Picklesimer, with burial following in the Hershell Vanhoose Family Cemetery, Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STEPP, James Millard
1954-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for James Millard Stepp, 47, who passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Mr. Stepp was born August 5, 1954 in Huntington, W.Va., son of Ernestene Fields Stepp, and the late Jim Bob Stepp.  Surviving are one daughter, Hollie Smith of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one son, Vince Stepp of Fallsburg; one sister, Debra Workman of Pilgrim; two brothers, Donald Stepp of Mount Gilad, Ohio, and Bobby Ray Stepp of Lovely; one granddaughter, Emily Smith.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WALLACE, Freda
-2002
Freda Wallace, 78, of Ridge Manor, Fla., formerly of Ashland, Ky., died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Wallace was born in Van Lear, Ky. Surviving are her husband, Tyrus C. Wallace of Ridge Manor; a son, Timothy Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Pamela Foster of South Haven, Mich.; a sister, Phyllis Castle of Winchester, Ky.; and two grandchildren. She was a retired nurse and served as an Army nurse in the South Pacific during World War II. She moved to Central Florida from Ashland in 1984. Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

WALLIN, Fred
1916-2002
Fred Wallin, 85, of State Route 168 Catlettsburg, Ky., died Friday, March 8, 2002, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was a son of the late Cornelius Hood and Bessie Fyffe Wallin, born to them Aug. 11, 1916 in Redbush, Ky. He was employed 43 years at the Ashland Oil Marine Repair Terminal as a foreman, and was also a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge in Blaine, Ky. Mr. Wallin was the husband of Edna Hay Wallin, who died on June 6, 2000. They were married 63 years. He was also preceeded in death by his daughter, Jo McPeek, three brothers, Conrad Wallin, Glen Wallin and Edgar Wallin, and one sister, America Lester. He is survived by two sons, Freddy Wallin and his wife, Marylou of Ashland and Tony Wallin and his wife, Lisa, of Ashland; one brother, Howard Wallin of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Avonelle Skaggs of Keeton, Ky., Ialeen Hampton of Staffordsville, Ky., Marie Skaggs of Flat Gap, Ky., and Maxie Sparks of Hillard, Ohio; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His funeral will be conducted Monday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, with the service officiated by Phillip Duncan. Burial will follow at Golden Oaks Cemetery in Ashland. Visitation is Sunday evening. Calling hours for friends are from 6 to 8 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home. A Masonic service is to be held during visting hours Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home by Hampton Masonic Lodge 235 F&AM of Catlettsburg.

WEBB, Lois Ann (McKenzie)
1944-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, for Lois Ann McKenzie Webb, 57, who passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center. Ms. Webb was born September 10, 1944 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Clyde and Southie Harmon McKenzie. Surviving are two brothers, Doug and Clyde A. McKenzie, both of Meally; four sisters, Mary Short, Lucy Blair, and Frankie Delong, all of Hager Hill, and Ada Pack of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Donnie Patrick and Terry Reffett, with burial following in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, Fannie (Ratliff)
1907-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Fannie Wells, 94, who passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002,  at Boone Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wells was born December 23, 1907 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jim and Elizabeth Taylor Ratliff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Wells. Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Jack Wells of Michigan; one daughter, Elwanda Butcher of Wharton, W.Va.; one brother, Marvin Ratliff of North Carolina; one sister, Ruby Thacker of Georgia; eight grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren. The service was officiated by John R. Pelphrey, with burial following in the Wells Family Cemetery, Tutor Key. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WHEELER, Samuel Joe
1948-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel for Samuel Joe Wheeler, 54, who passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002,  at his residence. Surviving are his wife, Shelia Collier Wheeler; one brother, Dan Wheeler of Staffordsville; one niece, Stephanie Schmitt of Paintsville; one nephew, Jason Wheeler of Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Ann Wheeler. Arrangements were under the direction of Pearson-Ratterman Bros. Funeral Home.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WILLIAMS, Darrell Lee
1950-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, for Darrell Lee Williams, 52, who passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002,  at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. Mr. Williams was born January 4, 1950 in Ypsilanti, Mi., son of Odis and Anna Lee Tackett Williams. Surviving are two daughters, Cassandra Meyers of Ypsilanti, Mi., and Brenda Sue Miars of Constantine, Mi.; one sister, Patricia Joyce Quillen of Goodrich, Mi. The service was officiated by Rev. James K. Caudill, with burial taking place in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery at Staffordsville . PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WILLIAMS, Willis Cecil
1910-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Willis Cecil Williams, 91, who passed away Friday, March 22, 2002,  at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mr. Williams was born June 29, 1910 in Redbush, son of the late Rosslyn Williams and Tallie Bayes Williams. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Berta Allen Williams.  Surviving are his wife, Avalee Williams of Redbush; one daughter, Rosell McKenzie of Flatgap; one son, James E. Williams, of Ironton, Oh.; two stepdaughters, Joyce Bailey of Lexington, and Judy Wallace of Alexandria, VA.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Harold Keaton and Steve Williams, with burial following in the Williams Family Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WISZNIEWSKI, Gladys (Music)
1924-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, 5 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Gladys Wiszniewski, 78, who passed away Friday, March 15, 2002, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Ms. Wiszniewski was born February 20, 1924 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jeff and Alka Greer Music.  Surviving are one son, Frank Wiszniewski of Van Lear; two daughters, Victoria Ann and Lisa Michelle; one brother, Roger Music of Paintsville; one sister, Mureen Jennings of Lexington, Ky.; twelve grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tim Blair, with burial following in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD




APRIL - 2002
   
 ARRINGTON, Levina (Cox)
1923-2002
Levina Jewell Arrington, 78, of Ashland, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Arrington was born April 20, 1923, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late William ``Willie" and Esta Wheeler Cox. She was the wife of Labe Hager Arrington of Ashland, who survives. They were married 60 years. Also surviving are two sons, Hager Arrington and Gary Arrington, both of Ashland; a daughter, Shelia Arrington Porter, of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Robert J. Cox of Fairborn, Ohio, and Raymond Cox of Cincinnati; a sister, Clora Elliott of Americus, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Tina Arrington Jones, Gretchen Arrington VanHoose, Malorie Porter and Chase Porter. She was a homemaker and attended Garner Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Marshall Steen Funeral Home by the Rev. Jon Black. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.

ARROWOOD, Elder Lawrence
1925-2002
Elder Lawrence Arrowood, 76, of Westwood, Ky., husband of Margaret Arrowood, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., following an extended illness. Mr. Arrowood was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late Melvin and Etta McKenzie Arrowood. He was a retired foreman with Allied Chemical, was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Westwood United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Arrowood and Hansel Arrowood; and one sister, Elsie Ward. Additional survivors included two sons, L. Roger Arrowood and his wife Kathy of Seminole, Fla., and Wesley Arrowood of Westwood; two daughters, Kay Arrowood-Molle and her husband Paul of Cape Coral, Fla., and Cloretta Fuller and her husband Lloyd of Russell, Ky.; two brothers, Clarence Arrowood of Wurtland, Ky., and Doug Arrowood of Meally, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Preston of Grayson, Ky., and Naomia Hager of Paintsville, Ky; eight grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Westwood United Baptist Church by Elders Clarence Thompson Jr., Homer Bowling, Charlie Thompson and A.J. Williams. Interment will follow in Dixon Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood and an hour before services Saturday at the church.

BALDRIDGE, Irene (Preston)
1918-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, 1:30 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Irene Baldridge, 83, who passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Ms. Baldridge was born July 16, 1918 in Johnson County, daughter of the late R.A. and Laura Belle Waller Preston. Surviving are three daughters, Peggy Doyle of Winchester, Ky., Yvonne Burchett of Stambaugh, and Carole Fields of Pikeville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Baldridge. The service was officiated by Trevor Belcher, and John Scarbro, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BALDRIDGE, Lorraine (Williams)
1922-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, for Lorraine Williams Baldridge, 80, who passed away Saturday, April 20, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baldridge was born March 15, 1922 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Dewey and Numa Hitchcock Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Franklin Baldridge, Sr; one son, Donald Dewey Baldridge. Surviving are one son, Kermit F. Baldridge, Jr. of Paintsville; two daughters, Patricia Carolene Allen of Prestonsburg, and Judith Ann Rowe, also of Prestonsburg; one sister, Loretta Conley of Ashland; one brother, Paul Preston Williams of Ashland; one half-brother, Charles Dewey Williams of Paintsville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter. The service was officiated by Rev. George Love, with burial following in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BELLOMY, Louise (Estep)
1912-2002
Louise Estep Bellomy, 89, of Ashland, Ky., went to heaven Tuesday, April 30, 2002, where she joined her husband, Bennie Bellomy, a son, Paul Bellomy, and four grandchildren, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Bellomy was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Life and Sarah Ann Estep. She was devoted to her God, her husband and her 12 children. She was a member of the Straight Creek Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed quilting and made quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed tending her flowers. She is survived by seven sons, Richard and Phyllis Bellomy of Portsmouth, Ohio, Tom and Betty Bellomy of Ashland, Bill and Doris Bellomy of Shiloh, Ohio, Russell and Nancy Bellomy of Ashland, Jim and Belvia Bellomy of Winnsboro, S.C., Darrell and Lois Bellomy of Mesa, Ariz., and Ray and Sharon Bellomy of Bourbonnais, Ill.; four daughters, Lanis and Herman Restelli of Mansfield, Ohio, Betty and Charles Fields of Ashland, Kay and Delbert Vance of Ashland, and Roberta and Kenny Musser of Ashland, 28 grandchildren, Rita Seger, Sherry Adams, Rick Bellomy, Phil Bellomy, Jon Bellomy, Tom Bellomy, Teresa Hammersmith, Tim Bellomy, Jamie Bellomy, Darin Bellomy, Mark Bellomy, Susan Brown, Rose Callaway, Ron Bellomy,  Rhodonna Fields, Kim Westurn, Leigh Ann Daniels, Kristy Service, Brad Bellomy, Julie Hawes, Tony Bellomy, Beth Vance, Deborah Vance, Bryan Vance, Kristen Bellomy, Angie Nunley, Erin Musser, and Lisa Musser; 51 great- grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers. The funeral will be on Friday, May 3, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Summit Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Tim Daniels. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

BLAIR, Neva Lee (Pack)
1919 2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m. at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church for Neva Lee Pack Blair, 83, who passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002,  at her residence. Mrs. Blair was born February 18, 1919 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Elbridge and Nola Daniels Pack. She was preceded in death by one son, Elwood Blair. Surviving are her husband, Lonnie Blair; three daughters, Allene Colvin of Paintsville, Diane B. Dozier of Georgetown, and Peggie Legg of Worthington; two brothers, Paul and Edgar Pack, both of Paintsville; four sisters, Marie Preston and Dorothy Music, both of Thelma, Erma Lainhart of Richmond, and Maxine Wells of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Gary Blair, with burial following at the Pack Cemetery, Williamsport. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BOGGS, Anna Virginia (Preston)
1911-2002
Anna Virginia Preston Boggs, 90,  of Pedro, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Oakmont Manor Nursing Home in Flatwoods, Ky. Mrs. Boggs was born July 21, 1911, in Paintsville, Ky. Her husband, Omer W. Boggs, preceded her in death.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

BOYD, James M.
1937-2002
James M. “Big Jim” “Pops” Boyd, 64, of Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, died Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2002 at SCCI Hospital following an extended illness. He was born August 19, 1937, in Van Lear, Kentucky to Earl and Myrtle (Ward) Boyd. Jim worked as a supervisor until his retirement from Conrail and was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was an avid sports fan, coached Little League, softball and won City Championship in softball in the 1960s. He stayed with the games until the 1970s as an umpire. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, June “Judy” Cates Boyd; son and daughter- in-law, James G. & Nauny Boyd of Mansfield; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kimberly & Frank Waggoner of Mansfield, Connie & Jim Pagani of Lexington, and Tammy Boyd and her friend, Jack Fry of Mansfield; grandchildren, James E., John T., Daniel F. and Jesse G. Boyd, Shannon Raynard Popa, Richard and Nikki Raynard, Brian, Joseph, and Jenny Waggoner, Jamie L. Pagani, Kevin McCoy, Jamie M. and Rick Homchik, Annette DeLong, Brandy and Chelsea Callahan; great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn Terman, Alexandria Raynard, Calvin and Nate Waggoner, Shirelle DeLong, Christian and Matthew Homchik; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mose & Edna Boyd and Guy & Bev Boyd, all of Mansfield; sister, Delores Scott and her friend, John Ashworth of Mansfield; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Earl Boyd, Jr. Friends may call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Wednesday, April 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Pastor Monty Perry. Military graveside services will be held at Lantz Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

BROFFORD, Clayton
1930-2002
Clayton Brofford, 71, of East Point died Monday, April 1, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville. Born Oct. 17, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late Clayton Brofford and Hazel Byas. Survivors include five sons, Danny, Timothy, Gary, Calvin, and Robbie Brofford, all of of Columbus; four daughters, Donna Scarberry of East Point, Victoria Key, Marsha Cooper, and Lucinda Brofford, all of Columbus; four brothers, Virgil, Richard and Raymond Brofford, and James Byers, all of Columbus; two sisters, Dolores Stuller and Rachael McCallister of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 4, at Long Funeral Home, Gahanna, Ohio. Burial was in Mifflin Township Cemetery under direction of Long Funeral Home, Gahanna, Ohio.

BROWN, Clarence
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Clarence Brown, 84, who passed away Friday, April 12, 2002,  at V.A. Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Brown was born August 11, 1917 in Johnson County, son of the late George M. and Minnie Alice Daniels Brown. Surviving are one son, Johnathan Edward Brown of Volga; three daughters, Rhonda Brown Blair of Paintsville, Deborah Brown of Stanton, and Tenna Smith of Russell; one sister, Susie Hitchcock of Salyersville; six grandchildren. The service was officiated by Charles Heater, with burial following in the Brown Family Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CAUDILL, Mae
1922-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, 11 a.m. at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church for Mae Caudill, 79, who passed away Thursday, April 11, 2002, at her residence in Clio, Michigan. Mrs. Caudill was born August 16, 1922 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Lonnie and Joniellan Blanton Lemaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Lee Caudill. Surviving are two sons, Orville Lee Caudill, Jr. and William (Chuck) Caudill, both of Clio, Michigan; one daughter, Phyllis Caudill; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett Lemaster of Clio, Michigan; one sister, Gladys Conley of Hager Hill. The service was officiated by Donald Ray Caudill, with burial following in Bayes Cemetery, Leander. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CLICK, Rushie (Hackworth)
1918-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 29, 11 a.m. at New Bethel FreeWill Baptist Church, Riceville, for Rushie Hackworth Click, 83, who passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002. Mrs. Click was born August 29, 1918 in Wheelersburg, Ohio, daughter of the late John E. and Laura Wright Hackworth.  Surviving are her husband, Murel Click; four sons, James, Jessie and Jimmy Click, all of Flat Gap, and Jackie Click of Staffordsville; two daughters, Judy Cochran of Hagerhill and Jo Ann Creech of Volga; one brother, John Elliott Hackworth, Jr. of Cannonsburg; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Roger Thornsberry and Danny Ward, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CONLEY, Esta (Scott)
1918-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church for Esta Scott Conley, 84, who passed away Friday, April 26, 2002,  at Windsor Care Center, Mount Sterling, Ky. Mrs. Conley was born March 2, 1918 in Louisa, daughter of the late W.T. and Emma Smith Scott. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Conley. Surviving are three sisters, Mildred L. Pack of Morehead, Billie Jean King, and Shirley Preston, both of Paintsville; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Donnie Patrick and Hoge Hockensmith, with burial following in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CRAIN, William "Billy" (Garrett)
1938-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, 11 a.m. at Wilder Funeral Home for William "Billy" Garrett Crain, 63, who passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002,  at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.  Mr. Crain was born August 9, 1938 in Danville, Kentucky, son of the late Tarlton and Margaret Baker Crain.  Surviving are his wife, Glenda, of Perryville, Ky.; two sisters, Rosemary Bandy of Nicholasville and Nancy Horne of Paintsville; one brother, David L. Crain of Mitchellsburg, Ky. Burial took place in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DONLEY, Iva Mae (Sherman)
1913-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 11, 1 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Iva Mae Donley, 89, who passed away Monday, April 8, 2002,  at her residence. Mrs. Donley was born March 14, 1913 in Johnson County, daughter of the late John and Easter Sherman. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Donley. Surviving are two sons, Roger Donley of Paintsville, and George Donley of Canal Winchester, Ohio; two daughters, Virgie Castle and Doris Davis, both of Paintsville; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Larry Meadows and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DOTSON, Thomas Jay
1952-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Thomas Jay Dotson, 50, who passed away Monday, April 15, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Dotson was born January 31, 1952 in Floyd County, son of Lova Hitchcock Burton and the late Edgar Dotson.  Surviving are one son, Thomas Edward Dotson; one half-brother, Bill Fitch; one half-sister, Regina Green. The service was officiated by Richard Greene with burial following in the family cemetery, East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HARRIS, Charles Russell
1924-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 13, for Charles Russell Harris, 77, who passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002,  after an extended illness. Mr. Harris was born August 26, 1924 in Prestonsburg, son of the late Joe T. and Mary Emily (Wells) Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anna (Stephenson) Harris. Surviving are one son, Tom Harris of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Patricia Harris of Lexington; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bro. Larry Adams, with burial following in the Harris Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Kentucky D.A.V. Chapter #18 of Auxier will be giving Military honors. Arrangements were under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAVENS, Marie (Daniels)
1912-2002
Marie Daniels Havens, 89, of Greenup Street, Catlettsburg, Ky., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born to the late Rutherford and Clista Ward Daniels on Sept. 23, 1912, in Johnson County, Ky. Mrs. Havens worked as a beautician. She is survived by two stepsons, Harry J. Havens of Columbus, Ohio, and William Havens of Virginia; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Betty Lucas of Catlettsburg. Besides her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard O. Havens, and her daughter, Hazel Goodrum. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Pastors Ray Stephens and Willard Metz are officiating. Theresa Marie Whitt, a great-granddaughter, will be reading the eulogy and Betty Metz will provide the music. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery.

HAYSLETT, Kathryn R. (Witten)
1924-2002
Graveside services were conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cave Hill Cemetery for Kathryn R. Hayslett, 77, who passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002.  Mrs. Hayslett was born December 3, 1924 in Oil Springs, daughter of the late William F. and Hazel (Risner) Witten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rhule Hayslett, Jr. Surviving are one son, David Hayslett; two brothers, Frances Witten of Paintsville and Jim Witten of Van Lear; one granddaughter, Carrie Ann Mayes of Hatfield, Ind.; one grandson, Steven Alan Hayslett; two great-grandchildren D.J. Mayes and Amanda Mayes; one niece; several nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Avis Hoyt-O'Conner.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HONEYCUTT, Dorothy "Dot" (Bragg)
1915-2002
Dorothy "Dot" Honeycutt, 86, of Ashland, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at her home in Ashland. Mrs. Honeycutt was born Sept. 2, 1915, in Van Lear, the daughter of the late Arthur and Maymie Stratton Bragg. She was a former teacher in Johnson County and was a member of the Beech Street Christian Church. She was also a devoted homemaker. Mrs. Honeycutt is survived by her husband, Vernon C. Honeycutt. Other survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Carte, and son-in-law, Wallace Carte, of Ashland; a sister, Virginia Bates of Ashland; four grandchildren, Michael Manning and Laurel Dylewski, both of Ashland; Bryant Switzer of Dunlow, W.Va.; and Sharla Switzer of St. Albans, W.Va.; and eight great-grandchildren, Synde Manning, Samantha Manning, Jordan Manning, Natosha Runyon, Marissa Runyon, Jared Switzer, Jacob Dylewski and Drake Runyon. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Vaughn. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.

JACKSON, William Neal
1961-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for William Neal Jackson, 40, who passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Jackson was born November 2, 1961 in Paintsville, son of the late Carl and Ruie Blair Jackson.  Surviving are one brother, Gary Jackson of Oil Springs; one niece. The service was officiated by Rev. Terry Lykins, with burial following in the Jackson Family Cemetery, Oil Springs.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

JOHNSON, Dylan Luke
2001-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Dylan Luke Johnson, seven months, who passed away Thursday, April 4, 2002,  at his Paintsville residence. Dylan was born August 21, 2001 in Johnson County, son of Jayson and Christal Stepp Johnson. Surviving are his paternal grandparents, Ronnie and Audry Snodgrass Johnson. The service was officiated by Kevin Davis, with burial following in Johnson-Bowens Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

JOHNSON, Stephen Howes
1941-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Stephen Howes Johnson, 61, who passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Johnson was born January 30, 1941 in Louisville, Ky., son of William A. Johnson and the late Mary Evelyn Howes.  Surviving are his wife, Harriet Hester; one daughter, Jan Leigh Patton of Paintsville; one son-in-law, Joe Patton; one grandson, William Joseph Patton of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Rev. Donnie Patrick, and Terance Hoppenjans, with burial following in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

KEATHLEY, Chuck Lee
1986-2002
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel for Chuck Lee Keathley, 15, who passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Keathley was born May 21, 1986 in Pikeville, son of Suzanna Spears Keathley of Banner, and step-father Ronnie Howard of Van Lear. Chuck was a student at the Betsy Layne High School and was a ROTC student at the school. Surviving are one brother, Bruce D. Keathley of Bamberge, Germany; one sister, Leslie Nichole Deskins of Raccoon. The service was officiated by Arnold Turner, Jr., with burial following in the family cemetery, Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

KEATON, Chester Lee
1958-2002
Chester Lee Keeton, 42, of Thelma, died Thursday, April 4, 2002. Born Sept. 25, 1958, in Morehead, a son of Dixie Keeton Burton of Morehead and the late Chester Stevens, he was self employed. Additional survivors include his wife, Regina Elaine Keeton of Thelma; five daughters, Leona Ball, Lula Ball and Christy Ball, all of Thelma, Tammy Keaton of Keaton, and Angela Lester of Martha; two sisters, Mary Jackson of Science Hill and Lisa Booth of River; a half sister, Syliva Lewis of Sandy Hook; three half brothers, Ken Keaton of Kansas, Ernest Lee Burton of Hollifield and Henry Burton of Morehead; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier Sunday, April 7, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, East Lynn. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

KIMBLER, Sally Mae (Haywood)
1923-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sally Mae Haywood Kimbler, 78, who passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Ms. Kimbler was born May 24, 1923 in Prestonsburg, daughter of the late William and Edith Green Smith. She was preceded in death by one son, George (Billy) Kimbler. Surviving are three sons, Jimmy Young of Wittensville, Sam Young of Prestonsburg, and Luthur Kimbler of West Van Lear; four daughters, Shelba Jean Dragon of Lake Elsonor, California, Judy Arms of Wooster, Ohio, Geraldine McKenzie of Urbana, Ohio, and Retta McKenzie of Flat Gap; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Ford McKenzie, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LYONS, Alice (Adams)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Alice Adams Lyons, 85, who passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002. Mrs. Lyons was born January 7, 1917 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Ashland and Rose Hampton Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lyons; one daughter, Edna Fannin; one brother, Blanche Bowens. Surviving are two sons, James Edgar Lyons of Springfield, Oh., and Howard Lyons of Thealka; one daughter, Faye Castle of Thealka; two sisters, Gladys Castle of Thealka, and Emma Stapleton of Volga; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  The service was officiated by Hubert Slone and Dick VanHoose, with burial following in the family cemetery, Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

 
MAYNARD, Herbert
1932-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 8, 1 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Herbert Maynard, 70, who passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Kings Daughter Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Maynard was born January 22, 1932 in Martin County, son of the late Jessie and Ethel Muncy Maynard.  Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Maynard; three sons, Joe Edward and Greg Maynard, both of Inez, and Ronald Lee Maynard of Pilgrim, Ky.; four daughters, Sharon Vance of Loudon, Tenn., Legina Bowe of Pilgrim, Denise Gauze of Inez, and Natasha Lea Maynard of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, Jessie Maynard, Jr., Lewis and Danny Maynard, all of Inez, and Bennie Maynard of Beauty; two sisters, Norma Jean Litton of Inez, and Garnett Young of Sandusky, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Ray Maynard and Eddie Lowe, with burial following in Herb Maynard Cemetery, Inez.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCCARTY, Joy  (Williams)
1918-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Joy McCarty, 83, who passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002,  at her residence. Mrs. McCarty was born June 20, 1918 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Floyd and Lizzie Meade Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manford McCarty. Surviving are six sons, Crate, Charles, Jimmy Ray, James Darrell, Jeffery McCarty, and Manford Leon McCarty, all of Hager Hill; two daughters, Joyce Ann Craft of Marion, Ohio, and Rose Marie Grubb of Columbus, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Myers of Columbus, Ohio, and Wanda Lee Stapleton of Five Points, Ohio. The service was officiated by Harold Conley and Toby Johnson, with burial following in McCarty Cemetery, Hager Hill.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCFADDIN, Armatha (Blair)
1950-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Armatha McFaddin, 51, who passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002,  at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mrs. McFaddin was born June 5, 1950 at Oil Springs, daughter of the late Paris and Goldie Gullett Blair.  Surviving are her husband, Don McFaddin; two brothers, Forest Blair of Largo, Fl. and Jimmy Blair of Oil Springs; four sisters, Edna Rowland of Medina, Oh., Mary Prater of Oil Springs, Jean Conley of Staffordsville, and Jo Wireman of Oil Springs. The service was officiated by Rev. M.T. Womack, Jr., with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCKENZIE, Louella (Ludie) (Burke)
1911-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, 11 a.m at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Louella (Ludie) Burke McKenzie, 91, who passed away Friday, April 19 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. McKenzie was born January 9, 1911, daughter of the late Richard Martin and Martha Lemasters Burke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie McKenzie; and two sons, William Martin and Frances Darrell McKenzie. Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mary McKenzie of Paintsville; one brother, Ray Vern Burke of Stambaugh; one sister, Dorothy Crislip of Sitka; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Harold Stevens and Harold Williams, with burial following in McKenzie Cemetery, Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MCPEEK, Burl
1913-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m. at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home for Burl McPeek, 88, who passed away Thursday, April 11 2002, at the home of his son in Ashboro, North Carolina. Mr. McPeek was born May 9, 1913 in Pike County, son of the late Emory and Nancy Stanley McPeek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Robinson McPeek, and by a son, Ronnie McPeek. Surviving are five sons, Sterling McPeek of Ashland, Bobby Gene McPeek of Ashboro, N.C., Bill McPeek of Tampa, Fl., Jack McPeek of Fairborne, Ohio, and Larry McPeek of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Lois Ann Vita of Washington, D.C. and Barbary Hovey of Gary, Ind.; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jack Skeens, with burial following at Ford's Branch Cemetery in Pike County. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MEEK, Donis
1928-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Donis Meek, 73, who passed away Thursday, April 4 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Meek was born December 4, 1928 in Johnson County, son of the late Willis and Mollie Delong Meek.  Surviving are three sons, Harold Dalton of Boons Camp, Howard Willis Meek of Boons Camp, and Jerry Meek of Williamsport; one daughter, Donna Michelle Holbrook of Van Lear; three brothers, Homer and Paul Meek, both of Boons Camp, and Arnold Meek of Stanville; two sisters, Joyce Blevins of Staffordsville, and Darlene Clark of West Alexandria, Ohio. The service was officiated by David Meek and Ellis Hamilton, with burial following in Willis Meek Cemetery, Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MONTGOMERY, James V.
1959-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel for James V. Montgomery, 42, who passed away Saturday, April 6 2002, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Montgomery was born June 26, 1959 in Paintsville, son of Hazel Haney Hensley and the late Roy Montgomery. He was preceded in death by one sister. Surviving are his wife, Tracy Montgomery of Wabash, Ind.; one step-daughter, Christina Hitlaw of Wabash; one step-son, Aaron Hitlaw of Wabash; his mother, Hazel Hensley of Wabash; step-father James Hensley of Wabash; two brothers, Donald and Ronald Montgomery, both of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Tim Prater, with burial following in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, Ind. Local arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MUSIC, Bruce Allen
1935-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, 21, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Bruce Allen Music, 67, who passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Music was born February 11, 1935 in Johnson County, son of the late Russell and Alice Hall Music.  Surviving are his wife, Sandra Jean Fraley Music; three sons, Timothy Allen and Gregory Scott Delong, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Bruce Jeremy Music, also of Springfield; two daughters, Carla Campbell of Springfield, Ohio, and Heather Burke of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; one brother, Charles Music of Springfield, Ohio; one sister Ruth McKenzie of Red Bush; eight grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dave Flannery, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ONEY, Carlene (Honeycutt)
1956-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Carlene Honeycutt Oney, 45, who passed away Monday, April 1, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Ms. Oney was born August 6, 1956 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Malcolm and Aileen Collins Honeycutt.  Surviving are three sons, Jeffery Wayne, Tommy Earl and Matthew Lucas Oney, all of Hager Hill; three brothers, Joe Lee Honeycutt of Martha, Marvin Honeycutt of Meally, and Nathan Honeycutt of Van Lear; seven sisters, Emma Joy Lynn of Phoenix, Ar., Loretta Robertson of W.Va., Norma Jean Brown of Paintsville, Glenda Sue Lester of Martha, Esther Ann Fitch of Meally, Tracey Nicole Honeycutt of Van Lear and Stacy Lynn Honeycutt, also of Van Lear; one grandchild. The service was officiated by Dave Flanery, with burial following in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PAULEY, Alfred Lee
1928-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Alfred Lee Pauley, 74, who passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002,  at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Pauley was born March 28, 1928 in Louisa, son of the late Leo and Emily Moore Pauley Watts.  Surviving are three sons, James Allen Pauley-Barker of Dallas, Texas, Mitchell D. Pauley of Dallas, Texas, and Brian Ray Pauley of Louisa; five sisters, Geraldine McKenzie of Louisa, Corinne Wright and Amlelean Rally, both of Gallipolis, Ohio, Edith Grubbs of Huntington, W.Va., and Phyliss Walker of Tennessee; one brother, Kenneth Watts of Louisa; four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. John Haney, with burial following in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PHELPS, Douglas
1922-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m. at Highland Church of Christ in Paintsville, for Douglas Phelps, 79, who passed away Sunday, April 28, 2002,  at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Phelps was born August 10, 1922 in Johnson County, son of the late Lon C. and Ethel Stanley Phelps. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Phelps. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Kirk Phelps of Paintsville; one son, Roger Phelps of Rowlett, Texas; one daughter, Brenda Franklin of Stambaugh; three brothers, Edwin Phelps of Meally, Francis Phelps of Huntington, W.Va., and Paul Phelps of India Athanic, Fla.; two sisters, Evelyn MIller of Baltimore, Md., and Emmalee Ward of Ypsilante, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Leroy Auxier and Jerry Scott, with burial following in Phelps Family Cemetery, Meally. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PHELPS, Paul Bryan
1942-2002
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, Ky. for Paul Bryan Phelps, 59, who passed away Monday, April 29, 2002. Mr. Phelps was born May 8, 1942 in Johnson County, son of the late Kent and Edna Nichel Phelps. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kent Phelps, Jr. and Tommy Phelps; two sisters, Audrey Honeycutt and Betty Ramey. Surviving are his wife, Joan Carol Vires Phelps; two daughters, Pamela Moore of Lexington, and Belinda Phelps of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Eugene Phelps of Deltona, Fla., and Bill Phelps of Hager Hill; three sisters, Clotine Conley of Lexington, Mary Spodnik of Westfield Center, Oh., and Patsy Fraley of Florence, Ky.; nine grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jim Byrd, with burial following in Lexington Cemetery. Local arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PICKLESIMER, Arthur Ray
1942-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Arthur Ray Picklesimer, 59, who passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Picklesimer was born May 26, 1942 in Johnson County, son of Thelma Crisp and the late Arby Picklesimer. He was preceded in death by one step-son; one daughter.  Surviving are his wife, Effie Picklesimer; three sons, Michael and Gregory Alan Picklesimer, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David Picklesimer of Columbus; two daughters, Shawn Raye Picklesimer of Meally, and Suzette Marie Schlein of Lebanon, Ohio; three step-daughters, Sheila Crum of Meally, Lisa Blair of Prestonsburg, and Brenda Kirsch of Elkhorn, Wis.; one brother, Bill Picklesimer of Sitka; 17 grandchildren. The service was officiated by Larry Blair and Herman Roberts, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville.  Military graveside services were conducted by the Auxier D.A.V. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PUGH, Esther Marie (Travis)
1915-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Esther Marie Pugh, 86, who passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Pugh was born June 30, 1915 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Henry and Susan Fairchild Travis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Pugh. Surviving are one son, Danny W. Pugh of Paintsville; two daughters, Charlene Pugh Williams of Sitka, and Judy Pugh Blake of Paintsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Jones, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

RATLIFF, Deborah Lynn
1954-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Deborah Lynn Ratliff, 47, who passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002,  at Flatwoods, Ky. Ms. Ratliff was born December 10, 1954 in Louisa, daughter of John Floyd Ratliff of Titusville, Fla., and Norma Jean Ratliff of Louisa. Surviving are her fiance, Curtis Edward Litteral of Flatwoods; two brothers, James Ratliff of Louisa, and Kenneth Ratliff of Mansfield, Oh. The service was officiated by Rev. Harold Berrian, with burial following in Robinette Cemetery at Fort Gay, W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

RICE, John J.
1928-2002
John J. Rice, 73, of Salyersville died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Born June 30, 1928 in Scott County, Va., he was a son of the late John W. and Frances Wallen Rice. He was a retired Seneca Wire Co. employee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Rice. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Whitaker Rice; a son, John David Rice of Toledo, Ohio; three daughters, Joy Kiran of Fostoria, Ohio, Phyllis Risner of Tiffin, Ohio, and Norma Hayman of Salyersville; a sister, Lori Phillips of California; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 4, at Magoffin County Funeral Home with Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Marshallville under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville.
RICHARDSON, Julia E. "Mabel" (Caudill)
1917-2002
Memorial services were held Friday, April 12, at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, Illinois, for Julia E. "Mabel" Richardson, who passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002,  at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois. Mrs. Richardson was born August 18, 1917 in Jenkins, Ky., daughter of the late Fred and Rose Ella (Preston) Caudill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Richardson; two brothers; one sister. Surviving are one son, Philip Richardson of Ashland, Ky.; two daughters, Sandra Braasch, Altamont, Ill.; one brother, Norman D. Caudill, Alpine, WY.; one sister, Lucy Wells, St. Elmo; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SHIFFLETTE, James F.
1935-2002
Graveside services were conducted Friday, April 26 at the Cyrus Cemetery, Louisa, for James F. Shifflette, 66, who passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002,  in Bedford, Ohio. Mr. Shifflette was born August 9, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Harry and Ruth McMullen Shifflette. Surviving are his wife, Hermia L. Shifflette of Bedford, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SMITH, Judith (Meek)
1922-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Judith Smith, 79, who passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002,  at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born November 10, 1922 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Bill and Bunia Sparks Meek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Smith. Surviving are one daughter, Polly Sue Carver of Greenup, Ky.; one sister, Jeanetta Meek of Paintsville; two brothers, Collie Meek of Ohio, I.D. Meek; four half-brothers, Charles, Clifford, James and Richard Meek, all of Johnson County; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Joe Adkins, with burial following in Sparks Cemetery, Bob's Branch, Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SNAVELY, Della B. (Daniels)
1912-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel for Della B. Daniels Snavely, 89, who passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002,  at the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.  Mrs. Snavely was born May 28, 1912 at Emma, Kentucky, daughter of the late Jim Bentley and Sally Derossett Bentley Smith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elon Daniels; her second husband, John Bellamy; one son, Wade Daniels; one daughter, Myrtle Louise Daniels. Surviving are three sons, Elon Daniels, Jr. of Elwood, Indiana, George Daniels of Clearwater, Fla., and Larry Daniels of Little Paint, Ky.; five daughters, Marie Anderson of Springfield, Oh., Joann Gibson of West Van Lear, Mary Bilotta of Cable, Oh., Betty Bartley of Lakeland, Fla., and Draxie Dillion of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Gertrude Harris of Prestonsburg, and Buretta Hicks of Plymouth, Oh.; 47 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Coleman, with burial following in the Preston Cemetery at Ulysses in Lawrence County, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SPROUSE, Vondon George
1936-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 5 at the Webb Chapel Church for Vondon George Sprouse, 66, who passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002,  at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mr. Sprouse was born February 27, 1936 in Louisa, son of the late Charles and Goldie Presley Sprouse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Sprouse; two sons, Tommy Sprouse and Vondon Sprouse, Jr. Surviving are two sons, Jack Sprouse of Ashland, and Paul Sprouse of Fallsburg; three sisters, Sue McKenzie and Fay Sprouse, both of Webbville, and Lilly Mullins of Arizona; three brothers, Delbert Sprouse of Webbville, Hildra Sprouse of Fallsburg, and Isaac Sprouse of Webbville; five grandchildren.  The service was officiated by Curt Russell, with burial following in Carter Cemetery, Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STEPP, Brian Scott
1968-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 14, at the Pilgrim Community Church, Inez, for Brian Scott Stepp, 33, who passed away Thursday, April 11, 2002,  at East Lynn, W.Va. Mr. Stepp was born September 4, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, son of Deanna Sue Chaffins and the late Schaffer Stepp.  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Stepp; one son, Brandon Stepp of Lovely; one daughter, Robin Horn of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Mikeala Horn; three brothers, Neil Stepp, Thomas Chafins and Matthew Chafins, all of Lovely; two step-brothers, Freddie Chafins, and Jeffy Chafins; four sisters, Ronda Kay Marcum, Laura Lee Preece, Debra Sue Dye and Cassandra Chafins, all of Lovely; two step-sisters, Pattsy Kay Finley, Deloris Murphy, Carol Cantrell, Donna Harmon and Jonell Hensley. The service was officiated by Jim Bailey, Terry Harmon and Paul Stepp, with burial following at Evans Family Cemetery, Lovely, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inc. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STEPP, Jesse
1910-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10, at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, for Jesse Stepp, 92, who passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002, at his Inez residence. Mr. Stepp was born February 23, 1910 in Inez, son of the late John R. and Amanda Melvina Maynard Stepp. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Millard and Frank Stepp; one daughter, Jayne Preece; four sisters, Ida Stanlley, Margie Slone, Mae Lester and Alta Stepp; one grandchild. Surviving are his wife, Nola Mae Spears Stepp; two sons, John L. Stepp of Inez, and James E. Stepp of Laurelville, Ohio; four daughters, Shirley J. Hussey, Doris D. Depriest, and Billie J. Fromm, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Helen Dryer of Baltimore, Ohio; one sister, Georgia Scalf of Clendenaen, W.Va.; ten grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Quentin Crum, with burial following in the Stepp Family Cemetery, Inez.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

TACKETT, Betty Jean (Selvage)
1944-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, 12 noon at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Betty Jean Tackett, 57, who passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Tackett was born December 6, 1944 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Dewey and Birtha Fairchild Selvage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Proctor Carl Tackett. Surviving are two sons, Carl J. Tackett and Rodney Lee Webb, both of Staffordsville; one daughter, Donna Jean Tackett of Johnson County; two sisters, Dixie Selvage of California, and Barbara Merle of Indiana; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Lowell King and Kenny Pelphrey, with burial following in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

VANHOOSE, Edna Mae (Stapleton)
1913-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Edna Mae Stapleton Vanhoose, 89, who passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002,  at her Tutor Key residence. Mrs. Vanhoose was born February 3, 1913 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Johnson and Mary Jane Patrick Stapleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dencil Howard Vanhoose; one son, Jimmy Wayne Vanhoose; two brothers, Johnson and Edgar Stapleton. Surviving are three sons, Johnny and Charles Warren Vanhoose, both of Tutor Key; one niece; several great nieces and nephews; one half-aunt; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders J.D. Rice and Charles Price, with burial following in Vanhoose Family Cemetery, Tutor Key.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
VANHORN, Sophia (Moore)
1912-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Sophia Moore VanHorn, 89, who passed away Friday, April 5, 2002,  at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Ms. VanHorn was born September 15, 1912 in Norristown, Pa., daughter of the late Horace and C. Blanche Curtis VanHorn.  Surviving are long time friend and co-worker Alice Shepherd of Flat Gap; one sister, Mary C. Pyle of O'Fallon, Ill.; several nieces and four nephews. The service was officiated by Harold Salyer and Jeff Blanton, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WALLIN, Chester Howard
1930-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Chester Howard Wallin, 72, who passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002. Mr. Wallin was born March 27, 1930 in Keaton, Ky., son of the late Hood and Bessie Fyffe Wallin.  Surviving are his wife, Glenna Wallin of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Leslie Brain Wallin of Willard, Ky., and Ronald David Wallin of Odessa, Tx.; one daughter Karen Delong of Russell, Ky.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Skaggs of Flatgap, Ilene Hampton of Staffordsville, Nell Skaggs of Keaton, and Maxie Sparks of HIllard, Oh. The service was officiated by Rev. Stephen L. Owen, with burial following in the Skaggstown Church Cemetery, Flat Gap.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, Irene (Wells)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Irene Wells, 85, who passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002,  at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Wells was born March 17, 1917 in Floyd County, daughter of the late James H. Wells and Lannie Goble Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wells. Surviving are four sons, Robert Leland Wells of West Van Lear, Charles Linton Wells of Lexington, Ky., Larry Joe Wells of Paintsville, and James Edwin Wells of Versailles, Ky.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Scott with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, Shirley Gail
1950-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Shirley Gail Wells, 51, who passed away Monday, April 29, 2002. Ms. Wells was born May 24, 1950 in Johnson County, daughter of Elmer G. and Delphia Fitch Wells. She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Lee Butcher. Surviving are one son, Roy Nicholas Butcher of Flat Gap; one daughter, Kimberley Denise Prater of Hueysville, Ky.; one brother, Dwayne Gordon Wells of Meally; one sister, Cathy Joan Witten of Van Lear; one granddaughter, Kayley Denys Prater of Hueysville. The service was officiated by Keith Horne, J.R. Connelley, Frankie Fitch and Dick Vanhoose with burial following in Wells Family Cemetery, Kite Hollow, Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WEST, Callie Susan (Spriggs)
1935-2002
Callie Susan (Spriggs) West, 66, graduate of Meade Memorial High School passed away April 14, 2002 in Columbus, Ohio. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend whose loss leaves a huge hole in the family's heart. Mrs. West was born November 13, 1935 in Boons Camp, daughter of the late Burl and Jennie Spriggs.  She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter and son-in-law, Karen (Doug) Thorley; beloved grandson, Stephen; sister, Audrey Butcher, all of Columbus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Burl (Alice) Spriggs, Charleston, S.C., Chester (Josephine) Spriggs, Meally and Euel (Marie) Spriggs, Dallas, Tx.; sister-in-law Virginia Roberts; special friend, Caroline Ebright; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Memorial services were held April 20 at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, Ohio, with Jane Roeschley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43214, or a charity of your choice in her memory. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WHITE, Hager Elizabeth (Meade)
1904-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Prestonsburg for Hager Elizabeth White, 97, who passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002,  at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. White was born July 8, 1904 at Oil Springs, daughter of the late L.L. and Mary (Coldiron) Meade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainley (Snow) White. Surviving are two sons, William L. White and Bobby Ray White, both of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Mary Ann Hall of Allen, and Linda Clark of Paintsville; one brother, Bill Meade of Charleston, Tenn.; one sister, Beulah Moore of Paintsville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. George Love, with burial following in the May Cemetery, Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WHITT, Peggy Dawn (Castle)
1960-2002
Peggy Dawn Whitt, 42, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, following a sudden illness. Born March 22, 1960, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of James Monroe Castle and the late Patricia Marie Gullett Castle. She was a homemaker and attended the Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jeffery Whitt; three daughters, Patricia Marie Hatfield of Prestonsburg, Jennifer Raelynn Whitt of Martin and Melissa Dawn Castle of Paducah; one sister, Lisa Marie Castle Griffith of Martin; three brothers, Ronald Dean Castle of Paintsville, James Monroe Castle and Jerry Andrew Castle, both of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 28, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial followed in the Castle Cemetery at Brown Fork in Paintsville. Pallbearers were Tommy Sparks, Oliver Reynolds, Jay Castle, Herbie Griffith, Eric Combs, and Steve Whitt.

WILLIAMS, Sarah Edith (Burke)
1903-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, April 8, 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, Paintsville, for Sarah Edith Williams, 98, who passed away Friday, April 5, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was born April 24, 1903 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Calvin and Lula George Burke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Williams. Surviving are one son, Charles Dewey Williams of Paintsville; three step-children, Paul Williams, Loretta Conley, and Lorraine Baldridge; one sister, Ruth Meek of West Van Lear; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Tom O'Brien, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD



MAY - 2002


BALDRIDGE, Martin Otto, Jr.
1930-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, May 27, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Martin Otto Baldridge, Jr., 71, who passed away Thursday, May 23 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Baldridge was born September 19, 1930 in Floyd County, son of the late Martin Otto Baldridge, Sr. and Lora May Baldridge.  Surviving are his wife, Betty Adams Baldridge; two brothers, Gelain Baldridge of Paintsville, and Bobby Baldridge of Souix City, Iowa; one sister, Jennie Williamson of Prospect, Ky. The service was officiated by Bruce Nettleton, with entombment following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLACKBURN, Burgess, Jr.
1948-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, at the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, for Burgess Blackburn, Jr., 54, who passed away Monday, May 13 2002, at his residence. Mr. Blackburn was born February 9, 1948 in Martin County, son of the late Burgess and Josephine Cline Blackburn.  Surviving are his wife, Brenda Cornett Blackburn; one son, Timothy Randall Blackburn of Ulysses; one daughter, Stephanie Blackburn Morton of Winchester, Ky.; six brothers, Glen and Donald Lee Blackburn of Inez, Earl, Billy Joe and Russell Blackburn, all of Debord, Ky.; four sisters, Ida Goble of Staffordsville, Phyllis Preece of Louisa, Monetta Blackburn of Louisa, and Betty Blackburn of South Williamson, Ky. The service was officiated by Bill Short, with burial following in Highlands Memorial Gardens, Paintsville.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLAIR, Barbara "Curly" (Hayslett)
1934-2002
Barbara (Curly) Blair, 68, of Springfield, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Community Hospital. She was born March 16, 1934, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Luther and Josie (Crider) Hayslett. She attended and was active in many different areas of the First Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, James W. Blair of Springfield; daughter, Lynn Henry of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Robin Patrick. Paul and Regina Blair and son Mike Blair, all of Springfield; six loving sisters and one loving brother; four grandchildren. Dwayne Patrick, Sarah Blair, Brandi Miller and Tabitha Patrick; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday from 6-8 in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. The service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Cecil McCarty, of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Newcomers Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue. com.    PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BLANTON, Everett
1934-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. at Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church for Everett Blanton, 67, who passed away May 5, 2002.  Mr. Blanton was born July 15, 1934 in Morgan County, son of the late Estill and Lizzie Pennington Blanton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Blanton. Surviving are one daughter, Ritter Jenkins of Jellico, Ky.; two brothers, Garvin Blanton and Harm Blanton; one sister, Genett Gambil of Redbush; one grandson; one granddaughter. The service was officiated by Elder Carl Howard and Rev. Gerald Howard with burial following in the Blanton Cemetery, Salyersville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.    PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BORDERS, John B.
1938-2002
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, May 8, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for John B. Borders, 64, who passed away Saturday, May 5, 2002, . Mr. Borders was born April 30, 1938 in Lawrence County, son of the late Raymond Burton (biological father), Willie Borders (adoptive father) and Maudie Mae Diamond Burton (biological mother), Syrilda Murray Borders (adoptive mother). He was preceded in death by Edith Jan and Elizabeth Marshall; one brother, Jay Burton. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Borders of Louisa; one daughter, Pamela Workman of Louisa; one son, Bryan Borders of Pikeville; one sister, Willie Fay Childers of Richardson, Ky.; four brothers, Howard Burton of Louisa, Frank Burton of Columbus, Ohio, Larry Borders of Louisa, and Wendell Borders of Ulysses; six grandchildren.    PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BOWEN, Donald R.
1942-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, May 6, 1 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Donald R. Bowen, 59, who passed away Friday, May 3, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bowen was born September 13, 1942 in Mingo Co. W.Va., son of Ethel Damron White and the late Claude Bowen. Surviving are one son, Jeffrey D. Bowen of Inez; one daughter, Sandra Damron of Columbus, Ohio; one half-brother, Peanut Bowen of Big Creek, Ky.; one half sister, Wilma Kirk of Ragland, W.Va.; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Willie Goble, with burial following in the Perry-Damron Cemetery, Inez.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BOWLING, Ethel
1900-2002
Ethel Bowling, 101, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., formerly of Ashland, died Sunday, May 19, in Jacksonville Beach. Mrs. Bowling was born Aug. 2, 1900, in Toms Creek. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. There is no visitation. Steen Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

BOYD, Russell
1909-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville First United Methodist Church for Russell Boyd, 93, who passed away Friday, May 3, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Boyd was born March 19, 1909 in Johnson County, son of the late Mastin and Lou Vanhoose Boyd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marvel Jane Brown Boyd. Surviving are one son, Grayson Boyd of Williamsport; three daughters, Janet Sue Henderson of Somerset, Judith Ann Henderson of New Albany, In. and Charlene Gaye Qualls of Ashland; one sister, Edna Mae Boyd Blevins of Louisville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Reffett, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BURTON, Okie C.
1912-2002
Okie C. Burton, 89, of Flat Gap, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 6, 1912, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late John C. and Hester Athington Castle, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon U. Burton. Survivors include two sons, James Bradley Burton of Sitka and John Alvin Burton of Flat Gap; a grandson, Willard Alvin Burton; and a great grandson, Christopher John Burton. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ellis Hamilton, John Estep, and Paul Dean Meade Sunday, June 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Sitka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
NOTE: This cemetery is also known as the "Autry Daniels Cemetery".

CASTLE, Charlie B.
1930-2002
Funeral services were held, Wednesday, May 22, at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Charlie B. Castle, 72, who passed away Monday, May 20 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born May 15, 1930 in Johnson County, son of the late Jim and Sarah Castle Castle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Staniford Castle. Surviving are one son, James Castle of Paintsville; one daughter, Barbara Jo Picklesimer of Oil Springs; one brother, Den Castle of Ga.; four grandchildren. The service was officiated by John Frank Meade, Lindsey Meade and Gilbert Music, with burial following in the family cemetery at River.    PAINTSVILLE HERALD
CASTLE, James Harold "Bud"
1945-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for James Harold "Bud" Castle, 56, who passed away Thursday, May 16, 2002, . Mr. Castle was born July 10, 1945 in Johnson County, son of Mable Wheeler Castle and the late Paul Buell.  Surviving are one son, Tony Armstrong of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Tammy Davis of Paintsville; three grandchildren; three daughters, Juanita Estep of Thelma, Kathy Adams of Richmond, and Patricia Ratliff of Thealka; companion, Garnett Armstrong.    PAINTSVILLE HERALD
CHARLES, Mary Elizabeth (Blackburn)
1934-2002
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 12, 1:30 p.m. from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel at Prestonsburg for Mary Elizabeth (Blackburn) Charles, 67, who passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002,  after an extended illness. Mrs. Charles was born September 8, 1934 at Williamson, W.Va., daughter of the late Leonard and Hetti (Baldwin) Blackburn.  Surviving are her husband, Herbert Charles; one son, Jim Charles of Zebulon, Ky.; two daughters, Beverly Setser of Little Paint Creek, Ky., and Mrs. Jheri Endicott of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg; one brother, Curtis Blackburn of Columbus, Oh.; one sister, Katherine Morrison of Zebulon, Ky.; four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bennie Blankenship, with burial following in the Wells Cemetery at Auxier, Ky.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
COCHRAN, Wallace Cordell
1945-2002
Wallace Cordell Cochran, 56, of Wittensville, died Friday, May 31, 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 4, 1945, in Johnson County, he was a son of Hazel A. Cantrell Cochran and the late Charles E. Cochran. He was a retired engineer for American Standard. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas J. “T.J.” Cochran of Denver and Ray Delano Cochran of Wittensville; two nephews; and two great-nephews. Funeral services were Monday, June 3, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Sam Meade, Melvin Wright, Frankie Williams and Harold Van Hoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

COLE, Edna Carol (McKenzie)
1941-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m. at the Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Ky. for Edna Carol Cole, 60, who passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002, . Mrs. Cole was born September 24, 1941 in Johnson County, daughter of the late William and Josephine Litteral McKenzie. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard William Cole. Surviving are her husband, Richard E. Cole of Flatwoods; one son, Jason McKenzie Cole of Flatwoods; one daughter, Diana Cole Frazier, Greenup, Ky.; two sisters Alice Jean Stevens of Flatwoods and Sue Belle Horn of Springfield, Oh.; three grandchildren. Following the service, burial took place at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
DAVENPORT, Claudia Odell (Lovell)
1921-2002
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m. from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, for Claudia Odell Davenport, 80, who passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002,  at the Highland Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Davenport was born September 25, 1921 at Henry, Va., daughter of the late John Ruben and Pearl (Hopkins) Lovell. Surviving are her husband, Alvin Eugene Davenport, Sr. of Prestonsburg; four sons, Alvin Eugene Davenport, Jr. of Prestonsburg, Calvin Ashley Davenport of Nickolsville, Samuel John Boggs of Hillsville, Va., Delburn Ray Boggs of Radford, Va.; one daughter, Sharon Pearl Huffman of Pikeville; two brothers, J.R. Lovell of Huntsville, Al., Troy Lovell of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Lucille Vaughn of Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. The service will be officiated by Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, Ky. Friends may call at the Burke Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
FAIRCHILD, Beulah (Fairchild)
1931-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. at Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Beulah Fairchild, 70, who passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2002,  at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Fairchild was born May 27, 1931 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Virgil and Rosie Fairchild Fairchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Fairchild. Surviving are two sons, Gary Dean Fairchild of Volga, and Larry Gene Fairchild of Paintsville; two daughters, Darlene Hitchcock and Judy Sexton, both of Paintsville; one brother, Virgil Fairchild of Staffordsville; four sisters, Pearl Fairchild, Fredia Davis and Eula Ann Ratliff, all of Staffordsville and Rushie Hannah of Paintsville; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Wendell Isom, with burial following in Fairchild Family Cemetery, Staffordsville.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
GIBSON, Deloris June (Sadler)
1934-2002
Deloris June Gibson, 67, of Stambaugh, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 8, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Sadler and Millie Castle Sadler. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tyre Gibson. Survivors include a brother, James Carl Sadler of Thelma; three sisters, Edith McKenzie and Lois Sadler of Stambaugh, and Della Mae Kahn of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 31, at Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Nippa, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Sadler Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.
HALE, Derek Kane
1974-2002
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m. at the Harold Church of Christ for Derek Kane Hale, 28, who passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002,  at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital after a sudden  illness. Mr. Hale was born March 7, 1974 in Pikeville, son of Joyceleen Crider Hale and the late  Mattison Levie "Buck" Hale.  Surviving are one sister, Valeria Coburn of Martin; paternal  grandmother Elizabeth Hale of Harold, and the maternal grandmother Venice Reynolds of Lexington;  two nieces. Burial followed the funeral service in the Hale Family Cemetery, Harold. All arrangements  under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.
HALEY, Jason Thomas Coleman
1976-2002
Jason Thomas Coleman Haley, 25, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 27, 2002, at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born July 7, 1976, in Fayette County, a son of Jack and Edith Blevins Haley, he was a landscaper. Additional survivors include his maternal grandmother, Patsy Blevins of Staffordsville; and paternal grandfather, Homer Haley of Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Tobe Wheeler today, Friday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Blevins Family Cemetery, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HORNE, Irene (Stambaugh)
1924-2002
Graveside services will be held at 12 noon, Friday, May 31, at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, for Irene Horne, 78, who passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002,  in Springfield. Mrs. Horne was born March 1, 1924 in Sitka, daughter of the late Harry and Nora Mayhan Stambaugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Venson Horn.  Surviving are five children and spouses; Shanna and John Winks of Yellow Springs, Sandra and Tim Ark, Thomas Venson and Joyce Horne, Terri and Tom Papesh and Robin and Chris Simpson all of Springfield; sister June Salyers of Florida; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Irene was a loving wife for 51 years and a devoted mother. Her spirit and wisdom has always given strength to her family. She will be gravely missed. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Thursday in the Conroy Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Dean A. Elam officiating.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
HOWARD, Deloris Evelyn (Minix)
1935-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel for Deloris Evelyn Minix Howard, 67, who passed away May 16, 2002. Mrs. Howard was born January 24, 1935 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late Easie Minix. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Howard. Surviving are three sons, Paul L. Howard of Salyersville, James Tommy Howard of Salyersville, and Charlton A. Howard of Paintsville; four daughters, Delora Kay Tapp of Winchester, Ky., Christi Montgomery of Salyersville, Shari Dee Caudill of Leander and Sandra Virginia Blair of Denver; one brother, Lowell Grey Williams of Royalton, Ky.; one stepbrother, Walker Williams also of Royalton; one sister, Juliet Gay Williams of Royalton; one stepsister, Brenda Shepherd of Royalton; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-greatgrandchildren. The service was officiated by Timothy Watkins, with burial following in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
HOWARD, Ethel Mae Shepherd
1927-2002
Ethel Marie Shepherd Howard, 75, of Salyersville died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville. Born April 28, 1927, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Bennie and Molly Caldwell Shepherd. She was a retired clerk and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Walker Howard; a daughter, Donna Marie Howard; five brothers, Howard, David, Buck, Willie and Allen Shepherd; and two sisters, Nellice Blazack and Ann Patrick. Survivors include three sons, Walter “Joe,” Dick and Jim C. Howard of Salyersville; a daughter, Susie Helton of Salyersville; a brother, Bennie Howard of Salyersville; a sister, Wonnie Poe of Salyersville; nine grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 7, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Raymond Combs officiating. Burial was in the Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville.

JENNINGS, Ira Jr.
1943-2002
Ira Jennings Jr., 59, of Lodi, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at his home. Mr. Jennings was born April 18, 1943, in Johnson County.  He is survived by his wife,  Kay Gundlach Jennings. The funeral was at 1 p.m. today at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial was in Rowland family cemetery in Hammond.

LITTERAL, Sally (Lemaster)
1943-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, May 20, 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park for Sally LeMaster Litteral, 59, who passed away Thursday, May 16, 2002,  at Sparks Regional Memorial, Clarksville, Arkansas. Mrs. Litteral was born January 10, 1943 in New Hollard, Ohio, daughter of Dallas and Meneda Hatfiled Bellar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelvie Lemaster. Surviving are three sons, Frank and Roy Lemaster from Knoxville, Arkansas, and Danny Lemaster from Clarksville, Arkansas; one daughter, Martha Killough of London, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Burial followed the funeral service at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
LYONS, Roger
1924-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church for Roger Lyons, 78, who passed away May 24, 2002, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Lyons was born March 18, 1924 in Johnson County, son of the late Harry and Allie Price Lyons.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. The service was officiated by Fr. Terance Hoppenjans.  Honorary pallbearers were Jim Lauffer, Charles T. Melvin, Fred McKenzie, Paul Wade Trimble, Andy Jones and Lee VanHoose; pallbearers were Eddie Bryant, Walt Lauffer, Seth Lauffer, Will Lauffer, Tootsie Mullins, Tinker Mullins, Billy Ward and Milton Preston.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MCGHEE, Faye (Blanton)
1933-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Faye McGhee, 68, who passed away Tuesday, May 21 2002. Ms. McGhee was born December 2, 1933 in Win, Ky., daughter of the late Jim and May Colvin Blanton. Surviving are two sisters, Joann Goff of Kimper, Ky., and Phyllis Gamble of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; five nieces; two nephews. The service was officiated by Elder Eual McKenzie and Elder Henry Jude, with burial following in the Williams Cemetery, Win, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MCKENZIE, Herman Eldon
1932-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. at the Old Cold Springs United Baptist Church for Herman Eldon McKenzie, 70, who passed Friday, May 3, 2002,  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. McKenzie was born January 14, 1932 in Johnson County, son of the late Charlie and Mausie Cantrell McKenzie.  Surviving are three sisters, Mabel Cantrell of Flat Gap, Martha Blair of Delaware, Oh., and Barbara Johnson of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Hubert McKenzie of Mi., Jim McKenzie of Flint, Mi., and Elmon McKenzie of Ohio. The service was officiated by Elder Sammy Reed and Frankie Williams, with burial following in the McKenzie Family Cemetery, Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.   PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MILES, Garnett  (Boyd)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Garnett Miles, 84, who passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Miles was born June 29, 1917 in Williamson, W.Va., daughter of the late James and Lena Daniels Boyd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oakie Miles. Surviving are one daughter, Annie Jean Heer of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Lena Spence of Paintsville; two grandsons; three great-granddaughters; seven step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland, with burial following in the family cemetery, Whitehouse, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
MOSLEY, Goldie (Mollette)
1920-2002
MOSLEY, Goldie, 82, of Wayland, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born April 2, 1920, at Boons Camp, she was a daughter of the late James Mollette and Bertha Spears Mollette. She was a homemaker and member of Zion Deliverance Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Mosley; a son, Danny Mosley; and a brother, James Jacob Mollette. Survivors include three sons, Lee Morris Mosley of Wayland, Larry Mosley and Randall Mosley, both of Blaine; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Mulkey of Groveport, Ohio, and Eileen Bumgarner of Lockbourne, Ohio; two brothers, Henry Mollette of Blaine, and James Estill Mollette of McDowell; three sisters, Lillie Ward of Chillicotte, Ohio, Louearta Turner of Wheelwright, and Loretta Perry of Hi Hat; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 13, at Zion Deliverance Church, Wayland, with clergyman Eugene Haney officiating. Burial was in the Mosley Family Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

MUNCY, Nancy Rebecca
1934-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Chapel, Inez, for Nancy Rebecca Muncy, 67, who passed away Monday, May 13, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Muncy was born July 21, 1934 in Martin County, daughter of the late Millard and America Maynard Muncy.  Surviving are her husband, Elmer Copley; three sons, Wally and Mart Blanton, both of Pilgrim, and James Hatfield of Tomahawk; one daughter, Mattie Otten of Decateur, Ill.; one brother, Thomas J. Muncy of Debord, Ky.; two sisters, Grace Stepp of Davella, Ky., and Mattie Fitzpatrick of Beauty, Ky.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tim McCoy and Mike Crum, with burial following in Copley Cemetery, Bull Creek, West Virginia. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
OWENS, Earnest
1919-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 16, 1:30 p.m. at Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, for Earnest Owens, 83, who passed away Friday, May 14 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center in  Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Mr. Owens was born May 27, 1919 in Prestonsburg, son of  the late John and Mattie Owens.  Surviving are his wife, Vada (Ratliff) Owens; six sons, Arnold Owens  of Stone, Paul Owens of Hardy, Ellery Owens and Mr. John Albert Owens, both of Prestonsburg,  Donald Ray Owens of Keaton, Terry Owens of Sebring, Fla.; three daughters, Alma Sue Pulliam of  Auxier, Carol Goble of Harriston Township, Mi., and Patty Ann Collins of Prestonsburg; 23  grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by  Bro. Shane Powers and Rev. Bobby Joe Spencer. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens  Cemetery at Ivel.
PICKLESIMER, Helen (Salyer)
1924-2002
Memorial services were held Saturday, May 4 at the Lane Funeral Home for Helen Picklesimer, 77.  Mrs. Picklesimer was born November 5, 1924 in Van Lear, daughter of the late Estill and Bertha S. (Spears) Salyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Picklesimer. Surviving are one daughter, Jerry Ann Wise of Elwood City, Pa.; one son, Kenneth R. Picklesimer, Sr. of New Waterford; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
PRESTON, Mitchell
1928-2002
Mitchell Preston, 73, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Thealka, died at his home Sunday evening, May 26, 2002.  Mr. Preston was born August 31, 1928 in Thealka, Ky., son of the late Frank F. and Dora Ann Hall Preston.  Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Garnett Sue Lee Preston; one daughter, Susan Wagner of Satellite Beach, Florida; one son, Mitchell Preston, Jr. of Gainesville, Fl.; four granddaughters; three grandsons; four brothers and five sisters.  He will lie in state at Heston Funeral Home, Louisa. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday evening, May 30. Funeral service will be held at Heston Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
PRESTON, Ollie Mae (Green)
1909-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Ollie Mae Preston, 93, who passed away Thursday, May 9 2002, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Preston was born May 1, 1909 in Johnson County, daughter of the late John C. and Ella Castle Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guff Preston. Surviving are three nephews, James Green of Columbus, Ohio, Ova Green of Vermilion, Ohio, and Gary Green of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; two nieces, Phyllis Stapleton of Stambaugh, and Mrs. Bobbi Rice of Flatwoods; one brother, Ira Green of Lowmansville. The service was officiated by Elders J.D. Rice and Bruce Howard, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
PRESTON, Sally (Auxier)
1906-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, May 13, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sally Auxier Preston, 95, who passed away Saturday, May 11, 2002,  at her Hager Hill residence. Mrs. Preston was born August 28, 1906, daughter of the late Dick and Lavada Music Auxier. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Milo Preston. Surviving are two sons, James R. "Jim" Preston of Paintsville, and William D. Preston of Hager Hill; two daughters, M. Ann Grooms of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mary E. Fraim of Hager Hill; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jim Adams, Mac Roberts, Shawn Thompson, and Dick VanHoose, with burial following in the Preston Family Cemetery, Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
ROSIEK, John Anthony "Tony"
1964-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for John Anthony "Tony" Rosiek, 38, who passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2002,  at his residence. Mr. Rosiek was born February 1, 1964 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the late Leon Edward and Patsy Jean Spencer Rosiek.  Surviving are his wife, Cathy Rosiek; one daughter, Mary Catherine Rosiek of Staffordsville; two sisters, Mary Hackworth of Ivel, and Kim Adams of Winchester. The service was officiated by Jerry Scott.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
SLONE, John C.
1912-2002
John C. Slone, 90, of Ashland, Ky., died Monday, May 13, 2002, in Oakmont Manor Nursing Facility in Flatwoods, Ky. He was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late William H. and Sarah Alice Pennington Slone. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Jeanguenat Slone in 1997. Mr. Slone graduated from Ashland High School Class of 1933 where he played football for four years on the Ashland Tomcat football team and was a member of the team that won the State Championship. He retired from Armco Steel as a foreman in the west processing and shipping department, and attended the Wurtland Church of God. Survivors include a son, Larry Gene and wife, Diane, Slone of Wurtland; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Henry Montgomery. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

STAMBAUGH, Judith Carol (Hager)
1949-2002
Judith Carol Hager Stambaugh, 52, of Sitka died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, following and extended illness. Born June 12, 1949, in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Geraldine Nelson Hager. She was a retired state parks employee and attended the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, Phillip Stambaugh of Sitka; four daughters, Beverly Adkins Burchett of Auxier, Lequita Danielle Robinson of Hunter, LaGaya Sue Evans and Patsy Deskins, both of LaFollette, Tenn.; two sons, Phillip Rodney Stambaugh and Benjamin Michael Stambaugh, both of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Samuel Francis (Sammy) Hager; three sisters, Barbara Jean Estep of Flap Gap, Lou Alice Gullett of Dayton, Ohio, and Edith Dotson of Prestonsburg; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, with Tommy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery at Auxier. Pallbearers were Keith Burchett, Daniel Adkins, Bobby Estep, Sam Estep, Robert (Red) Conley, Josh Evans and Jay Daniels.

STEPP, Ballard
?????-May-2002
Ballard Stepp of Paintsvile. Funeral at 11 a.m. today at Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.
Ramey Cemetery in Whitehouse.
TACKETT, Charles, Jr.
1927-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Tackett, Jr., 74, who passed away Friday, May 24 2002, at the V.A. Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Tackett was born October 6, 1927 in Johnson County, son of the late Charles G. Tackett, Sr. and Mallie Blevins Tackett.  Surviving are his wife, Melvina Saylor Tackett; three sons, George Ellio Tackett of Alabama, and Steven Letto and Robert Geno Tackett, both of Springfield, Oh.; seven daughters, Clarice Haney of Washington Courthouse, Oh., Nancy Dennison of Boons Camp, Doris Tackett Haney of Paintsville, Eva Fields of Thelma, Martina Collins of River, Mallie Iulanda McCarty of Denver and Donna Jean Tackett of Thelma; one brother, Silver Dwayne Tackett of Muncy, Ind.; two sisters, Norma May Hall of Staffordsville, and Nella Faye Hall of Colorado; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Ellis Hamilton, Mike Cordle, Denvil Mollette and Roger Hill, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
THOMPSON, Gregory Keith
1957-2002
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 7, 1 p.m. at Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap for Gregory Keith Thompson, 44, who passed away Friday, May 3 2002, at Swamp Branch. Mr. Thompson was born November 21, 1957 in Johnson County, son of Betty Louise Stapleton and the late Howard V. Thompson.  Surviving are his wife, Desiree Charisse Thompson; one son, Marcus Thompson; one daughter, Brandy Gibbson; two step-daughters, Ashley and Alisha Ralph; three brothers, Howard Thompson Jr. of Flat Gap, Wayne D. Thompson of Riceville, and Anthony Thompson of Georgia; three sisters, Yvonne Thompson of Boons Damp, Jenifer Thompson of Floyd Co. and Nefertiti Fleming of Flat Gap. Following the graveside service, burial followed in Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
TURPIN, Glenna Doris
1936-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Glenna Doris Turpin, 65, who passed away Thursday, May 16 2002, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Ms. Turpin was born December 30, 1936 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Leonard and Nannie Spencer Dent.  The service was officiated by Rev. Wayne Price, with burial following in the Dent Family Cemetery, East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
WALLACE, Judy (Preston)
1950-2002
Memorial services were held Monday, May 6, 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home for Judy Preston Wallace, 52, who passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2002. Mrs. Wallace was born April 3, 1950 in Paintsville, daughter of Avalee and the late Shade Preston.  Surviving are her husband, James E. Wallace of Alexandria, Va.; two stepsons, Anthony C. Wallace of Edwards, Co., and Craig S. Wallace of Overland Park, Ks.; one sister, Joyce Bailey, Lexington, Ky.; one halfbrother, Joe Preston of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren. The service was officiated by Joseph Chisholm, with burial following in the Preston Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
NOTE: Cremated and spred on Cemetery
WALLEN, Anthony Shane “Banger”
1969-2002
Anthony Shane “Banger” Wallen, 32, of Lexington, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in Lexington. Born Oct. 9, 1969, in Johnson County, he was a son of Chester and Debbie Daniel Wallen. He was affiliated with the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, Barberton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise Hall Wallen. Survivors include a son, Dustin Wallen of Paintsville; a daughter, Cheyenne Wallen of Paintsville; and a sister, Ambre Wallen of Lexington. Funeral services were Thursday, May 9, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with J.M. Scott and Arville Short officiating. Burial was in Conn Cemetery, Dana, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.

WALTERS, Taulbee M.
1959-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Taulbee M. Walters, 42, who passed away Monday, May 3 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mr.  Walters was born June 24, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio, son of Patricia A. Miller Walters and the late Gene  S. Walters. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Fairchild Walters; one son, Taulbee M. Walters II of  Paintsville; one daughter, Misty Dawn Walters of Warsaw, Indiana; two brothers, Terry and Eddrel  Stuart Walters, both of Warsaw, In.; four sisters, Leslie Golden or North Webster, In., Tamra Spencer  of Warsaw, In., Carmen Fraley of Peirceton, In., and Dawn Spears of Paintsville; three grandchildren.  The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in Walters Family Cemetery,  Offutt, Ky.

WILLIAMS, Homer P.
1907-2002
Homer P. Williams, 94, of Louisa died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born May 26, 1907, in Flat Gap, a son of the late Pharo and Della Mae McKenzie Williams, he was a carpenter with Local #472, a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, Apperson Lodge #195 F &AM, Odd Fellows Lodge #292, Order of Eastern Star Lodge # 492, El Hasa Temple, Paintsville Comm #48 Knights Templar, Holly Order of Priest Hood, Fred W; McKenzie Council #98 R. D. S. M., former Louisa councilman, and Royal Arch Masons #95 Louisa Chapter 32 Degree Scottish Rite - Covington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Hay Williams. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Lambert of Lexington; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Doug Kelly and Ric Frazier today, Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. Masonic services will be conducted by Apperson Lodge F & AM. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


JUNE - 2002


ADAMS, Rebecca Ann (Sanders)
1950-2002
Rebecca Ann Sanders Adams, 51, of Salyersville, died Friday, June 21, 2002, in the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Sanders was born Sept. 21, 1950, in Letcher County. Survivors include her husband, Danny Adams. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Patrick Family Cemetery on Burning Fork. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and before the funeral Monday at the funeral home.

ADKINS, Mattie Theda
1958-2002
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, June 4, 3 p.m. at the Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va., for Mattie Theda Adkins, 43, who passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center Ms. Adkins was born December 24, 1958 in Louisa, daughter of Grover Adkins of Fort Gay, W.Va., and the late Sara Ruth Billups Adkins. Surviving are three sisters, Mary Ellen Reid of Louisa, Stephanie Adkins of Fort Gay, and Justina Sibyl Taylor of Pasadena, Maryland; one brother, Karl Adkins of Louisa. The service was officiated by Rev. Ric Frazier. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ARMSTRONG, Lawrence Mitchell
1933-2002
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, June 19, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Lawrence Mitchell Armstrong, 69, who passed away Saturday, June 15 2002, at VA Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Armstrong was born February 27, 1933 in Louisville, son of the late Michael and Ruby Mitchell Armstrong. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy M. Clark Armstrong. Surviving are one son, Andrew Armstrong of Cincinnati, Ohio; three aunts, Lucy Ilyin, Gayle Combs, and Gloria Robinette, all of Louisa. The service will be officiated by Rev. Ric Frazier, with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BALL, Magdalene (Ferguson)
1923-2002
Magdalene Ferguson Ball, 78, of Maryville, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, . Born June 14, 1923, in Keaton, a daughter of the late Foster and Goldie Ward Ferguson, she was retired from Sears and a member of Broadway Baptist Church, Maryville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jarrell Ball. Survivors include a sister, Wanda Leigh Maynard of Greenup; a daughter, Geraldine Bradford of Maryville; and two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dave Maynard Saturday, June 15, at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

BLACKBURN, Mary Destiny Paige (Maynard)
2002-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, 2 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, for Mary Destiny Paige Blackburn, two and a half months, who passed away Saturday, June 1 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mary Destiny Paige Blackburn was born March 19, 2002 in Huntington, W.Va., daughter of Patrick Blackburn and Darlene Maynard. Surviving are her maternal grandparents, Paul Harrison and Marietta Mundy Maynard; two brothers, Tyler and Kody Harless, both of Louisa; one sister, Leah Blackburn of Louisa. The service will be officiated by James Russell Maynard, with burial following in Blackburn Cemetery, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLACKBURN, Recie (Hall)
1936-2002 Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, 11 a.m. at the True Revelation of Jesus Christ Church for Recie Hall Blackburn, 66, who passed away Saturday, June 15 2002, at Mary Chiles Hospital. Mrs. Blackburn was born March 24, 1936 in Floyd County, daughter of Rueben and Gracie Skeens Hall.  Surviving are three daughters, Linda Jones of Sharpsburg, Lena Blackburn of Paintsville, and Dorothy Norris of Mt. Sterling; five sons, Milford Wayne Blackburn and Dean Blackburn, both of Mt. Sterling, Doug Blackburn of Jeffersonville, Steve Blackburn of Winchester, Anthony Blackburn of Salyersville; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Hall of Salyersville; one sister, Phyllis Mollett of Blaine, one half-brother, Rueben Lee Hall of Michigan. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLANTON, Ressie
1915-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Ressie Blanton, 86, who passed away Wednesday, June 26 2002, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center.  Mrs. Blanton was born August 23, 1915 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late Hade and Halie Jackson Blanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eual Blanton. Surviving are one sister, Lucy Carrick of Fairborn, Ohio; one brother, Robert Blanton of Belva, W.Va.; host of nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Willie Hayes and Rev. Ellis Hamilton, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BOWEN, Raymond
1943-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Raymond Bowen, 59, who passed away Saturday, June 15 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Bowen was born May 3, 1943 in Martin County, son of the late Oscar and Lura Horn Bowen.  Surviving are his wife, Judy Bowen; one son, Michael Bowen of Paintsville; one daughter, Maxine Coffie of Inez; three brothers, Argel Bowen of Louisa, Elden Bowen of Roanoke, Va., and Oscar Bowen, Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio; four sisters, Irene Whitt and Cathy Slone, both of Inez; Louise Preece of Georgetown, and Geneva Self, of Oklahoma; one grandchild. The service was officiated by Brumley Marcum and Jim Maynard, with burial following in Bowen Cemetery, Inez. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BURGBACHER, Debbie S. (Price)
1953-2002
Debbie S. Price Burgbacher, 49, of Sitka, died Sunday, June 23, 2002 at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 15, 1953, in Dayton, Ohio, she was a daughter of Ruby Frazier Marcum and the late Donald Marcum. She had been employed for 21 years at the Kroger Company. Survivors include her husband, Ken Burgbacher; a son, Mikey Price of Flat Gap; and three brothers, Larry Marcum of Dayton, Ohio, Jerry Marcum of Paintsville and Rick Marcum of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were Thursday, June 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Mark Tackett officiating.  Burial was in Frazier Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

CANTRELL, Dixie "Mann"
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11, 10 a.m. at McCullough Grove Baptist Church for Dixie "Mann" Cantrell, 84, who passed away Sunday, June 9 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, In. Mrs. Cantrell was born August 5, 1917 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Lonnie and Allie (Music) Mann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Cantrell and one son, Herman Cantrel. Surviving are four daughters, Hattie Books of Hagerstown, In., Addie Schmidt of Palm Springs, California, Barbara Bolln of Mackey, In., and Helen Hodgen of Mackey, In.; one sister, Eliza Sisco of eastern Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Rev. Kenneth Thomas, with burial following in Montgomery Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CASTLE, Bula (Childers)
1915 -2002
Bula (Pune) Childers Castle, 86, of Ulysses, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born July 3, 1915, at George Creek, a daughter of the late Farrow and Lizzie Chapman Childers, she was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Ulysses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nard Castle. Survivors include two sons, Joe Francis Castle and Okie Castle, both of Ulysses; two daughters, Marie Music of Ulysses and Kittie Ann Bowens of Mining Fork; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jim Bevins and Harold Stevens Sunday, June 30, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Ulysses. Heston Funeral Home, Louisa, was in charge of arrangements.

COCHRAN, Douglas “Doug”
1922-2002
Douglas “Doug” Cochran, 79, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Sunday, June 16, 2002,  at his residence. Born July 27, 1922, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Thurman and Cleffa Gullett Cochran. He was retired from General Motors, a WW II army veteran, and member of Miami Valley United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Joan Conley; and three brothers, Lowell Cochran, Lowman Cochran and Shade Cochran. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Cochran; two daughters, Pamela K. Collins and Bronna J. Koontz, both of New Carlisle, Ohio; a son, Timothy Cochran of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; a sister, Mary Lou Picklesimer of Oil Springs; three brothers, Winford Cochran of Oil Springs, James Edward Cochran of Fairborn and Emery Carson Cochran of Oil Springs; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Miami Valley United Baptist Church, with elders Curtis Smith, Freddie Preston and Kennegy Priest officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens under direction of Burcham Funeral Home, Fairborn, Ohio. Obituary courtesy of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

CONLEY, Fred T.
1937-2002
Fred T. Conley, 65, of Lowmansville, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born April 28, 1937, in Johnson County, a son of the late Vincel and Marie Blair Conley, he was a coal truck driver with Casebolt Trucking and a member of Chestnut Grove Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Boggs Conley of Lowmansville; seven daughters, Ottie Mae Carter of Lowmansville, Rose Bowden and Myrtle Ann Northcutt, both of Pelham, Tenn., Barb Frazier of Ashland, Debbie McCoy and Pam Mathieu, both of Louisa, and Kim Ratliff of Paintsville; two brothers, Bill Conley of Chilicothe, Ohio, and Harry Conley; five sisters, Barbara Rader, Vivian Stlene, Vickie Purdin, Gladys Elmore, and Janice Everheart; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Terry Conley Saturday, June 15, at Chestnut Grove Church, Lowmansville. Burial was in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.

CONLEY, Stewart Belmont
1916-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, 2 p.m. at Highland Church of Christ, Paintsville, for Stewart Belmont Conley, 86, who passed away Saturday, June 29 2002, at his residence. Mr. Conley was born April 28, 1916 in Johnson County, son of the late Daniel Greene and Mollie Burke Conley.  Surviving are his wife, Charlene Adams Conley; one daughter, Jeannie Conley Zack of Spring Hill, Fla.; two brothers, Bearl Conley of Paintsville and Charles Conley of Ashland; three sisters, Mary Jasper, Sophia Conley and Sarah Stratton, all of Van Lear; one grandchild; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Scott, and Jerry Zack, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
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Stewart Belmont Conley, son of the late Daniel Greene Conley and Mollie Burke Conley, was born April 28, 1916, in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was baptized at age 14 and became a member of the Highlands Church of Christ in 1997. In 1940, he became the loving husband of Charlene Adams. Stewart worked 32 years in the coal mines. When employed by Consolidated Coal Company, he was on the first aid team and the mine rescue team. He became a member of the United Mine Workers of America in 1933, serving as a mine committee member of Local Union #5835 and as Financial Secretary at Evanston, Kentucky. He was employed by Life & Casualty Insurance Company from 1952-1957, making the President's Club in 1953. He was employed by Mayo Vocational School to teach mining mechanics at Garth, Kentucky. In the early 1970's he was employed by American Standard for two years. Stewart became a member of Van Lear Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. #885 in 1944 and Past Master in 1949. He was Worthy Patron of Van Lear Chapter #431, Order of Eastern Star, several times, and was appointed Deputy Grand Patron of District 5 for one year by Lyle Phelps, Worthy Grand patron of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky. He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel in 1973 by Governor Julian Carroll. In the civic arena, he served on the Van Lear City Council and was Treasurer of the Board two different times. After retirement, he was active in the Van Lear Historical Society and the Bankmule magazine. He has one daughter, Jeannine Conley Zack, one grandson, David Zack, and three great-granddaughters, Sarah, Taylor, and Hannah Zack. He is also survived by his sisters Mary, Sophia, and Sarah; his brothers Charles and Bearl; and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Highlands Church of Christ Youth Center or to Hospice of Big Sandy.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CURTIS, Jay Ola
1901-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. at the Peaceful Valley Church, Flat Gap, for Jay Ola Curtis, 100, who passed away Thursday, June 13 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Curtis was born August 28, 1901 in Morgan County, son of the late Toma Lee and Melissa Smith Curtis. Surviving are one brother, Tulley Curtis of Flat Gap. The service was officiated by Ellis Hamilton and Paul keaton, with burial following in the Curtis Family Cemetery, Morgan County. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DANIEL, May
1935-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for May Daniel, 66, who passed away Monday, June 10 2002, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Daniel was born June 22, 1935 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Linzie and Edna May Isaac Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dinnie Elmon Daniel. Surviving are two sons, Dannie Daniel of Lowmansville, and Jerry Daniel of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Rebecca M. Dahmer of Columbus; six brothers, Linzie Castle, Jr. of Stone Coal, James Ernest Castle of River, Willie Ray and Charlie Castle, both of Sitka, Thomas M. Castle of Nippa, and Walter Castle of Johnson County; eight sisters, Marilyn Stambaugh, Joyce Stambaugh and Pearline Blanton, all of Staffordsville, Pauline Caldwell of Nippa, Louisa and Louvernia Burchett, both of Stambaugh, Fay Spivey of Tulsa, Ok., and Oakie Jane Eidhauer of Hillsborough, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Eugene Stambaugh, with burial following in the Daniel Family Cemetery, Lowmansville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DANIELS, Jimmy Howard
1934-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 1 p.m. at the Auxier United Methodist Church for Jimmy Howard Daniels, 67, who passed away Monday, June 3 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Daniels was born September 3, 1934 in Floyd County, son of the late Lincoln Howard and Virginia Litz Daniels. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Rose Shramm Daniels; two step-sons, William P. Wise III and Jacob Lee Wise, both of Frankfort, Ky.; one daughter, Jamie Renee Daniels Mason of Suffolk, Va.; two step-daughters, Ginger Marlene Wooten Favinger of Oil Springs, and Jodie Lynette Wise Vaughn of Owington; one sister, Betty Ruth Daniels Curnutte of Auxier; one grandchild; eight step-grandchildren; one step-greatgrandchild. The service was officiated by Gardield Potter, Paul Akin and Dave Powers, with burial following in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DAVIS, Ruie  (Burchett)
1928-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, 12 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville for Ruie Davis, 74, who passed away Friday, June 7 2002, at her River residence. Mrs. Davis was born May 22, 1928 in Morgan County, daughter of the late Grover and Ida Rowland Burchett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Davis. Surviving are seven sons, William Spradlin of West Van Lear, Donald Spradlin of River, Frank Spradlin of Louisa, Robert Burchett of Red Bush, Ronald Spradlin of Thealka, Larry Spradlin of Ezel, and Michael Spradlin of Louisa; two daughters, Connie Conley of Louisa, and Teresa Childers of Ulysses; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Wayne Browning and Larry Blair, with burial following in Paint Valley Memorial Gardens, Crockett, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

EDMON, Mary (Hammond)
1919-2002
Mary H. Edmon, 82, of Ashland, Ky., died Sunday, June 16, 2002, in Ashland. Mrs. Edmon was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Van Lear, Ky. She was the daughter of the late John and Pauline Collins Hammond. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Edmon. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ashland and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Heritage Women's Club, What So Ever Circle of King's Daughters' and Sons' Home and the Retired Teacher Association, and was a former volunteer for King's Daughters Medical Center. She was retired from the Ashland public school system after 39 years of teaching. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Coons and her husband Bill Coons of Duluth, Ga.; a son, James E. and wife Janet Edmon of Ashland; two sisters, Anna Lee and husband Chester Douglas of Ashland, and Opal Towler of Cannonsburg; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Toby Coons of Duluth, Ga. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at the Steen Funeral Home- Ashland Chapel by the Rev. Edwin Talley. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

FRAZIER, Dolphis "Dockie" Ray
1980-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, 11 a.m. at Peaceful Valley Church, Flat Gap, for Dolphis "Dockie" Ray Frazier, 22, who died Thursday, June 6 2002, at his Elna residence. Mr. Frazier was born April 17, 1980 in Johnson County, son of Samuel Frazier and Inis Ramey Boggs. Surviving are one brother, Bill Holbrook of Wittensville; two sisters, Renea Parker of Keaton, and Sue Daniels of Wittensville. The service was officiated by Eual McKenzie and Henry Jude, with burial following in the Ramey Family Cemetery, Patterson Creek, Flat Gap. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GREEN, Ira
1914-2002
Ira Green, 87, of Lowmansville, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 2, 1914, in Johnson County, a son of the late John C. and Ella Castle Green, he was a retired miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, May Castle Green; and a son, Ray Green. Survivors include two sons, Ova Green of Vermilion Ohio and Gray Green of Sheffield, Ohio; a daughter, Phyllis Stapleton of Stambaugh; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Reverends Harold Stevens and Donnie Patrick Tuesday, June 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Oakley Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


HALL, John F.
1937-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 8 p.m. at the DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home in Columbia City, In., for John F. Hall, 64, who passed away on Sunday, June 2 2002, at his residence. Mr. Hall was born September 6, 1937 in Ashland, Ky., son of Albert Bruce and Grace Branham Hall. He is preceded in death by his wife, Leah Hall; one infant son, Scott Christopher Hall. Surviving are two sons, Craig David Hall of Fort Wayne, In. and John Albert Hall of Columbia City, In.; two daughters, Pamela Ann (NIcholas) Barber of Columbia City, In., and Bethany Lynn Hall of Bloomington, In.; three sisters, Alice "Birdie" Johnson of Columbia City, In., Zella Ferrando of Glastonbury Ct., and Eileen Young of Paintsville; two grandchildren, Kyler Landon Hall and Leah Katherine Barber. The service was officiated by Barry Faucett, with burial following at a later date. For additional obituary information, sending condolences, or to sign the family register book, you may log onto www.demoneygrimes.com.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAMMOND, Sandy  (Workman)
1967-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Sandy Hammond, 34, who passed away Saturday, June 15 2002 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Hammond was born September 30, 1967 in Johnson County, daughter of Bernard Harless and Gertrude Workman. Surviving are her husband, David Hammond; one son, D.J. Hammond of Inez; two daughters, Courtney and Andrea Hammond, both of Inez; four brothers, Homer Harless of Inez, Kenneth Harless of Frazier Bottom, W.Va., Bernard Harless Jr. of Hindman, W.Va., and Roger Harless of Colloden, W.Va.; four sisters, Kathy Persinger of Colloden, W.Va., Wester Harless of Debord, Pasty Ramey of Inez, and Pearl Fields of Debord. The service was officiated by Roger Harless, with burial following in Whitt Cemetery, Inez.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAMPTON, Howard "Boss"
1927-2002
Howard "Boss" Hampton passed away Thursday, June 13, 2002 at his residence at Hager Hill, Kentucky. Mr. Hampton was born December 18, 1927 in Johnson County, son of the late Harry Hampton and the late Virgie Young Hampton. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Shane Hampton, a son, Harry Fredrick Hampton and his wife, Anna Avonell Hampton. He is survived by five daughters, Barbara Pierce of Wittensville, Bonnie Hampton of Hager Hill, Sadonia Fields of Wittensville, Anna Robin Garland of Hager Hill, and Laura Kay Cole of Wittensville; five sons, William Howard Hampton of Hager Hill, Charles Eulas Hampton of Hager Hill, James Jackson Hampton of Trot Wood Ohio, Lincoln Eugene Hampton of Salyersville, and Danny Keith Hampton of Prestonsburg. Also, surviving are two sisters Clarinda Butcher of Wittensville and Sarah Margarette Collins of Paintsville. Twenty-Two grandchildren, twelve great-grand children also survive as well as many other loved ones. On June 17, Howard "Boss" Hampton was laid to rest at the Hampton Family Cemetery at Williams Branch in Wittensville.  Howard's memory will be cherished and respected by all of those who had the honor of knowing him. Loved ones as well as friends will miss his kind words, hands, laugh and simply his company.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LAMBERT, Hallie (Preece)
1911-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, 11 a.m. at Middle Fork United Baptist Church for Hallie Lambert, 91, who passed away Friday, June 7 at her Inez residence. Mrs. Lambert was born February 20, 1911 in Martin County, daughter of the late William Martin and Creacy Lou Cornette Preece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Lambert; one son, William J. Lambert. Surviving are one son, Robert E. Lambert of Milton, W.Va.; three daughters, Oretha E. Lambert of Santa Barbara, California, Peggy L. Lambert of Inez, and Phyliss J. Wyatt of Pleasant View, Colorado; one brother Edward Preece of Michigan; three sisters, Lucy Kirk of Warfield, Ky., Pearl Mills and Celia Moore, both of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Kenny Preece and Jake Crum, with burial following in Preece Cemetery, Inez. Arrangements were under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LEWIS, Charles H. “Chuck”
1931-2002
Charles H. “Chuck” Lewis, 71, of Paintsville, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at his residence. Born April 19, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles and Sula Preston Lewis. He had been a respiratory therapist for Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, and member of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Brenda O’Bryan Lewis; a son, Charles Scott Lewis of Louisiana; two daughters, Loretta Lynn Lewis of Louisiana and Tina Joyce Lewis of Paintsville; three brothers, Vencil Harold Lewis of Florida, Ronald Dean Lewis of Maryland and Don Edward Lewis of Staffordsville; five sisters, Irene McClellan of Michigan, Hazel McCloud of Macon, Ga., Billie Jean Taylor of Winter Park, Fla., Jearlene Meadows of Berea and Mary Arlene Boyd of Ashland; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with J.K. Caudill, Lowell Webb and Van West officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffords-ville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.

MARCUM, Ethel
1926-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 12 at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Ethel Marcum, 75, who passed away Monday, June 10 2002, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Ms. Marcum was born November 26, 1926 in Louisa, daughter of the late Everett and Shirley Branham Marcum. Surviving are two brothers, Earsel Marcum of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Homer Marcum of Louisa; three nieces, Elaine Brumfield and Shirley Bradley both of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Rena Carter of Louisa. The service was officiated by by Bro. Sterling Marcum and Bro. Bromley Marcum, with burial following in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PACK, Glendon
1936-2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 5, 1 p.m. at New Friendship United Baptist Church for Glendon Pack, 65, who passed away Sunday, June 2 2002, at his Inez residence. Mr. Pack was born June 9, 1936 in Lawrence County, son of the late Charlie and Elector Gillispie Pack. Surviving are his wife, Yvenne Maynard Pack; two sons, Wilburn Pack of Lexington, and Ernie Pack of Inez; three daughters, Joyce Fannie of Tomahawk, and Tenna Davis and Annette Murray, both of Inez; one brother, Dewey Pack of London; one sister, Ellen Tateman of Hinton, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; special friend, Larry Bear Collier. The service were officiated by Brumley Marcum, Doc Maynard, and Jerry Pack, with burial following in the family cemetery, Inez.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PERRY, Eula L. (Preston)
1907-2002
Eula L. Preston Perry, 95, of Lexington, formerly of Paintsville, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Tanbark Health Care Center, Lexington. Born Feb. 9, 1907, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late AS and Lula Gibbs Preston, she was the retired owner/operator of Carolyn Clay Shoppe. She was preceded in death by two husbands, George C. Perry and Mitchell Preston. Survivors include two sons, George C. Perry III of Paintsville and Richard L. Perry of Lexington; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.  Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Meally.  Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RICE, Sherman, Jr.
1910-2002
Sherman Rice Jr., 92, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 26, 1910, in Johnson County, a son of the late Sherman Sr. and Emma Price Rice, he was a coal operator. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Caudill Rice. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Lamelle Meek of Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Charles Milam and Donnie Patrick today, Friday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial will be in Rice Family Cemetery, Riceville.

ROBERTS, Tommy
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. at River United Baptist Church for Tommy Roberts, 85, who passed away Sunday, June 30 2002, at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born February 4, 1917 in Johnson County, son of the late Charlie and Lou VanHoose Roberts. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Gambill Roberts. Surviving are one daughter, Gilda Watts of Jupiter, Fla.; one granddaughter; one sister, Lorena Butcher of Williamsport. The service was officiated by John Sparks, with burial following in River Church Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ROWLAND, John Franklin
1947-2002
John Franklin Rowland, 55, of Cross Hills, S.C., died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at his residence. Born May 15, 1947, in Johnson County, he was a son of Creval Rowland and Ruth Gullet Rowland. He was a truck driver, U.S. Army veteran, member of 82nd and 101st Airborne Division, receiving three purple hearts and two commendation medals for heroism in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Kestner. Survivors include his wife, Carol VanBurger Rowland; two sons, Keith Franklin Rowland of Leander and Robert Michael Richardson of Pea Ridge, N.C.; three daughters, Johnna Engle of Thealka, Johneta Michelle Varney of Leander, Tammy Lazzaro of Cross Hills and Annette Stephens of Hendersonville, N.C.; eight brothers, Charles Rowland of Johnson County, Richard Rowland of Paintsville, Happy Rowland, Gary Rowland, Clifford Rowland and Glen Rowland, all of Hager Hill, Michael Rowland of Leander and William Henry Rowland of Flat Gap; a sister, Virginia Burkhalter of Hager Hill; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, June 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Rev. Robert Varney officiating. Burial was in Varney Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home.

SALYERS, Clifford Ray
1935-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, 12 noon at Coalton Community Church, Rush, Ky., for Clifford Ray Salyers, 66, who passed away Tuesday, June 25 2002, at Bryant's Health Center at Ironton, Ohio. Mr. Salyers was born August 27, 1935 in Webbville, son of the late Dewey and Charlotte Sloan Salyers.  Surviving are his wife, Patty Towler Salyers; three daughters, Linda Justice, Tammy Carlton and Lisa Salyers; one son, Gary Salyers; one sister, Clara Ross of South Bend, Ind.; one brother, Charles Salyers of Catlettsburg, Ky. The service was officiated by Bro. Jackie Salyers, with burial following in Coalton Community Cemetery at Rush, Ky.  Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

TACKETT, Ellen (Hunley)
1924-2002
Ellen Hunley Tackett, 77, of Salyersville died Thursday, June 6 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 10, 1924, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Pete and Armilda Jenkins Hunley. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Tackett; a son, Bernie Franklin Tackett; four brothers, Richard, Froy, Lesley, and Kendall Hunley; and two sisters, Rose Blanton and June Crace. Survivors include a son, Burns Tackett of Salyersville; a brother, Earl Hunley of Marion, Ohio; a half sister, Gertrude Wilson; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Carl Howard, Joe Carroll, and Buster Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery, Mine Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville.

TACKETT, Elmer Francis
1918-2002
Elmer Francis Tackett, 84, of Paintsville, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the VA Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Feb. 6, 1918, in Johnson County, a son of the late Harry Samuel and Muriel Gertrude Snow Tackett, he was a civil engineer and a WW II US veteran. Survivors include a son, William Francis Tackett of Hager Hill; two daughters, Myra Ellen Tackett of West Liberty, and Lana Karen Greer of Jeremiah; two brothers, Gilbert Tackett of Flatwoods and Isadore Tackett of Paintsville; two sisters, Thelma Meeks of Paintsville, and Isabelle Roberts of Flatwoods;13 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Salisbury today, Wednesday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VANMETER, Ola V.
1914-2002
Ola V. VanMeter, 87, of Red Bridge Rd., Peebles, died Friday morning at Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon. She was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Paintsville to the late Simon Andrew and Gillia Mae Blanton Tackett. She was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1935, to Rev. Lewis H. VanMeter, who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1983. Surviving are a son, Richard (Rosa) VanMeter, of Peebles; one daughter, Lois Jane (Harold) Monroe, of Lebanon, Ohio; two grandchildren, Tony Lewis VanMeter, of Peebles and Cindy Tyree of Springfield; four great-grandchildren; six brothers, Johnny Tackett, of Springfield, Harry Tackett of Jamestown, Harold Tackett of Peebles, Melvin Tackett of Cincinnati, Delbert Tackett of Cedarville, and Donald Tackett of Peebles; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle (Ernest) Leeth and Mrs. Imogene (Paul) Leeth, both of Piketon. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Wheeler; three brothers, Oakel, Wayne and Andrew Tackett; and a sister, Evelyn Litteral. She was a member of the Morgantown Church of Christ in Christian Union and attended the Smith Chapel Church. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday at Botkin Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. Lewis Viar officiating. Burial followed in the Gardner Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, James Dennis
1914-2002
James Dennis Wells, 87, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Paintsville, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Miller Nursing Home, Ind. Born Dec. 2, 1914, at Betsy Layne, he was a son of the late Dr. Jacob A. and Lillie Belle Wells. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgean Wells. Survivors include a son, James D. Wells II of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Deborah J. Muffler of Indianapolis, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 19, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Bruce Nettleton officiating. Burial was in Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.


JULY - 2002

BAILEY, Malta (Hall)
1907-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Malta Hall Bailey, 94, who passed away Monday, July 15, 2002, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Bailey was born September 12, 1907 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Calloway and Sarah Hensley Hall. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hirst Bailey; two sons, Danny Davis and Paris Clifford; one daughter, Vera Jo Blevins. Surviving are two daughters, Deloris Slone of Loriane, Ohio, and Pauline Tackett of Paintsville; 12 grandchildren. Following the service, burial took place in the family plot.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BARKER, Patty Sue (May)
1934-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13, 2:30 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Patty Sue Barker, 67, who passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002,  at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Barker was born September 25, 1934 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Glen Lee and Hazel Marie Bowling May. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Barker; three sons, Mike, Martin, and Lundy Barker, all of Van Lear; three daughters, Bernadine Mims of Pikeville, April Blankenship of Thelma, and Jackie Sicely of Van Lear; two brothers, Dennis May of Moralton, Ark., and Glen Lee May, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Lorene Hughes of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Chester Keathley, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLAIR, Jerry Jennings
Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 24, 2 p.m. at the Little Mud Lick Cemetery, Staffordsville, for Jerry Jennings Blair, 60, who passed away Sunday, July 21, 2002. Mr. Blair was the son of the late Eskom E. Blair and Louise "Cantrill" Blair. Surviving are two brothers, William E. Blair of Park Hills, Ky. and Jim S. Blair of Lexington.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLANTON, Hershell
1922-2002
Hershell Blanton, 79, of Paintsville, died Thursday, July 2, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 6, 1922, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Dock and Verna Lee Crace Blanton, he was retired from Big Sandy Allied and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Holbrook Blanton of Paintsville; a son, Ray Blanton of Staffordsville; two daughters, Phyllis Shotts of Springfield, Ohio, and Kay Castle of Sitka; three brothers, Wendell “Nig” Blanton, of Paintsville, Robert Lee Blanton of Oil Springs and James Blanton of Michigan; a sister, Juanita Horne of Barnetts Creek; five grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Doug Crider, Wendell Isom, Lowell King, and Kenny Pelphrey Friday, July 5, at Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church, Staffordsville. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BOWER, Barbara (Blair)
1934-2002
Barbara Blair Bower, 67, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in Logan, after an extended illness. Born December 15, 1934, in Johnson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Martin E. and Florence E. Trimble Blair. Mrs. Bower was a clerk in Athens area drug stores and sandwich shops. She attended school in Oil Springs, Ky., and was a former resident of Paintsville, Ky., and Hamilton. A resident of Athens since 1952, she was baptized and was a member of United Baptist Church in Barnes Creek, Ky. She is survived by a son, Johnny Bower of Hamilton, Ohio; four sisters, Ann Sapp of The Plains, Golda (Dana) Hunter of Chauncey, Mabel (Tommy) Ratcliff and Garnet Hensley, both of Paintsville; a brother, Charles (Sandy) Blair of New Marshfield; several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted Saturday at Jager and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with burial in New Marshfield Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BURTON, James Howard
1931-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for James Howard Burton, 71, who passed away Thursday, July 18 2002, at his residence. Mr. Burton was born January 11, 1931 in Lawrence County, son of the late Raymond and Maude Burton.  Surviving are one brother, Frank Burton of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Following the service, burial took place in Borders Family Cemetery, Rt. 2, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CANTRELL, Everett Dairl
Everett Dairl Cantrell, 63, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002. Mr. Cantrell was just a good man. He loved the Lord and played music for his Lord. Dairl had a big kind heart with a strong spirit. He was the best at what he did. His father, Ellis Ray Cantrell, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27 at Emmaus Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Chatham Memorial Park. Mr. Cantrell is survived by his wife Jackie Watson Cantrell; daughters, Bonita Marie Greer, Richmond, Ky., Anglea Michelle Kidwell, W. Palm Beach Fl., and Brenda K. Howard, Brodhead, Ky.; son, Dairl "Junior" Crabtree, In., his mother, Angeline Fyffe Cantrell; sister, Victoria Blackmon, Pittsboro, brother Larry Cantrell, Lake Worth, Fl.; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CAUDILL, Eldon Carroll
1939-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Eldon Carroll Caudill, 62, who passed away Thursday, July 4 at his Oil Springs residence. Mr. Caudill was born July 24, 1939 in Johnson County, son of the late William A. "Bill" Caudill and Chloie Trimble Caudill Blanton. Surviving are his wife, Carole D. Conley Caudill; one son, Eldon Leo Caudill of Winchester; two daughters, Joyce Lynn Meadows of Wittensville, and Belinda Carole Blanton of Cynthiana; one brother, Phillip Hager Caudill of Oil Springs; one sister, Linda Lou Blair of Oil Springs; six grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Keith Castle, Jerry Colvin, Rutherford Blair, and Larry Meadows, with burial following in the Caudill Family Cemetery, Oil Springs.

CHEEK, Alka M (Spears
1922-2002
Alta M. (Spears) Cheek, 79, of Mansfield, Ohio, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, July 28, 2002 at MedCentral Mansfield. Mrs. Cheek was born November 19, 1922 in Henrietta, Kentucky to Epperson & Susie (Daniel) Spears. Alta married the love of her life, Clyde Cheek, June 28, 1940 in Davisport, Kentucky.  She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Called home to be with her Lord and Savior, she leaves to cherish her memory three daughters and sons-in-law, Lori & Bud Glass of Shelby, Joyce Steiner and Chris & John Fry, all of Ontario; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Cheek of Defiance, Troy & Toni Cheek of Lake Wales, Florida and Donald & Bonnie Cheek of Ontario; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Opal & Fred Hinkle and Martha & John Beck, all of Perrysville and Ida Cheek of Defiance; two half sisters and a brother-in-law, Garnet & Curtis Lehner of Bellville and Lucille Gray of Mansfield; and two half brothers, Will Spears of Paintsville, Kentucky and Jerry Spears of Bellville.   A devoted member of Dean Road Free Will Baptist Church where she leaves behind special friends, Reba and Louie Lambert, a special niece and spouse, Winifred and Darrel Dalton, her walking buddy, Helen Vipperman and a host of cherished friends and loved ones.  She loved her church and considered it her home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband;  four sisters, Eathlen Lemaster, Thelma Lemaster, Edna Setser and Mary Louise Sumpter; two brothers, James Orville Spears and Freddie Spears; and a daughter-in-law, Miriam Kay Roach Cheek. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Tuesday, July 30, 2002, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Virgil Masters. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

COLLINS, Barbara Ann (Shortridge)
1934-2002
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m. at Collins Cemetery, Fallsburg, for Barbara Ann Shortridge Collins, 67, who passed away Sunday, July 14 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was born October 16, 1934 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late George Henry and Ruth Esther Rice Shortridge. Surviving are her husband, Kermit Collins, Sr. of Fallsburg; two daughters, Brenda Dawson of Washington Courthouse, Ohio and Connie Meade of Paintsville; four sons, Kermit Collins, Jr. of Fallsburg, Rick Collins of Eaton, Ohio, Steve Collins of West Alexandria, Ohio and Kennith Collins of Fallsburg; three sisters, Peg Spillman of Ohio, Bonnie Hillman of Hillard, Ohio and Charolette Woods of Fallsburg; one brother, Franklin Shortridge of Ashland; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Inc., Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CRAFT, John B.
1914-2002
John B. Craft, 87, of Hueysville, died Friday, July 5, 2002, in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Craft was born July 9, 1914, in Hueysville. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Burial will be in the Hayes Cemetery at Hueysville. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

DANIEL, Bobby "Bob" Gene
1939-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Bobby "Bob" Gene Daniel, 63, who passed away Monday, July 8, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Daniel was born May 28, 1939 in Johnson County, son of the late Lawrence and Mary Borders Daniel.  Surviving are a companion, Jewell Sturgill; one daughter, Debbie Daniel Cole of Thealka; two brothers, Donnie and Doug Daniel, both of Thealka; one sister, Wanda Cantrell of Paintsville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Brad Meadows, with burial following in the Daniel's Family Cemetery, Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DAY, Rosiland (Jenkins)
1965-2002
Rosiland Jenkins Day, 36, of Salyersville, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at UK Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. Born Aug. 3, 1965, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of Christine Jenkins and the late Ben Jenkins. She was a homemaker and member of Rockhouse Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe Day; a daughter, Ashley Dawn Day; six brothers, David Smith, Denzil Jenkins, Benzil Jenkins,and Ronald Jenkins, all of Salyersville, Thurman Ray Jenkins of Springfield, Ohio, and Gafford Jenkins of Clifton, Ohio; nine sisters, Ruth Tanner, Patricia Travis, Ruvie Montgomery and Mamie Dehart, all of Springfield, Ohio, Lillian Howard and Wanda Mann, both of Salyersville, and Carolyn Sue Adkins, Marsha Adkins and Mary Love Johnson, all of West Liberty. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 17, at Rockhouse Liberty Church, with Joe Carroll, J.D. Rice and Roy Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Jenkins Cemetery, Rockhouse, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home.

DELONG, Doris Jewell (Butcher)
1937-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Doris Jewell Delong, 65, who passed away Friday, July 26 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Ms. Delong was born April 8, 1937 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Bill and Gladys Vanhoose Butcher. Surviving are one brother, Robert A. Butcher of Thelma; one sister, Joyce Dollarhide of Van Lear; three nieces; three nephews. The service was officiated by Roger Hill and Kenny Collins, with burial following in the Butcher Family Cemetery, Butcher Hollow, Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DISHION, Charlotte Ann (Vencil)
1940-2002
Charlotte Ann Dishion passed away Monday, July 1 2002, at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Dishion was born January 9, 1940 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Conley Vencil.  Surviving are one son, Steven Anthony Dishion, Jr. of Lexington; one sister, Ruth White of Lexington; two grandchildren. No funeral services or burial were scheduled. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DUTY, Bobby Gene
1932-2002
Bobby Gene Duty, 69, of Blaine, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born July 14, 1932, in Johnson County, a son of the late Russell and Bessie Music Duty, he was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Kathie Slone Duty of Blaine; three daughters, Bobbie Thompson of Louisa, Tina Gillium of Isonville, and Angela Duty of Blaine; three sisters, Virla Bowling and Lillian Ratliff, both of Grundy, Va., and Ruth King of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Roger Ross, Clayton Sturgill and Kenneth Wright Thursday, July 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Duty Family Cemetery Dicey Fork, Meally.

FERGUSON, Hubert Donald
1933-2002
Hubert Donald Ferguson, 69, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 12, 1933, in Pike County, a son of the late Verlin and Virgie Vanhoose Fergerson, he was a tool and dye operator. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kermit Fergerson. Survivors include his wife, Ola Faye McCoy Ferguson of Paintsville; five daughters, Debbie Stolz of Poet Huron, Mich., Connie Kath and Brenda Ferguson, both of Roseville, Mich., Donna G. Powers of Auxier, and Jackie K. McKee of Ashland; a brother, Eugene Fergerson of Arizona; and three sisters, Fayetta Jones, Dressler Epperson of Prestonsburg, and Sandra Mullins of Paintsville; 10 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, July 28, at the home of Dressler and Shelby Epperson, Watergap, Prestonsburg. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

FITCH, Wilbur
1932-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, July 26, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Wilbur Fitch, 70, who passed away Tuesday, July 23 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Fitch was born February 14, 1932 in Johnson County, son of the late Tom and Malta Castle Fitch. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jude Copeland; two sisters, Wilma Faye Fitch and Maggie Balestriere. Surviving are three sons, Scott, and Mark Fitch and Todd Copeland, all of Columbus, Ohio; six step-children, Clara, Charles, Elba, Glen, Mary and Debbi; one daughter, Kathy Jennings of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Bob Fitch of East Point, Delmas Fitch of Oil Springs, and Tom Fitch, Jr. of Red Bush; three sisters, Shirley Davis and Katherine Hitchcock of Paintsville, Margie Preston of Fairborn, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Castle, Jr., with burial following in the Fitch Family Cemetery, Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FRAZIER, Ruth (Hall)
1919-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Ruth Frazier, 83, who passed away Tuesday, July 16 2002, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Frazier was born January 17, 1919 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Luther Lee and Dolly Sammons Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Frazier Sr.; one sister, Elizabeth Roberts. Surviving are two daughters, Nadine Little and Janet Maynard, both of Louisa; one son, Clifford Frazier, Jr. of Louisa; two brothers, Danny Hall of Fairborn, Ohio and David Hall of Allons, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Hall, James Hall and Charles L. Hall. The service was officiated by Pastor John Haney, with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GRIM, Troy Lee
1932-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m. at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa, for Troy Lee Grim, 70, who passed away Saturday, July 6 2002, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Grim was born March 1, 1932 in Johnson County, son of the late Leondas and Essie Slone Grim. Surviving are his wife, Edna Faye Crislip Grim; two sons, Fredrick Leon Grim of Pataskala, Ohio, and Scott Allen Grim of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five daughters, Carnita Rose Williams of Heath, Ohio, Teresa Patten of Pataskala, Oh., Norma Jean Huber of Alexandria, Oh., Helen Lenora Viles of Croton, Oh., and Bonita Church of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Danny Grim of Olive Hill, and Harold Grim of Springfield, Oh.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Rev. James Kelly Caudill, Rev. Clovis Vanover, and John Ross, with burial following in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAYDEN, Eula (McCloud)
1946-2002
Eula Hayden, 55, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002,  at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born Dec. 23, 1946, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Clistia Gillespie McCloud, she was a homemaker and an active member of Johnson County Homemakers and Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rick Hayden of Hager Hill; a son, Millard Bowling of West Van Lear; two daughters, Peggy Young of Van Lear and Bridgett Franklin of Meally; three brothers, Albert McCloud of Pikeville, Millard McCloud of Springfield, Ohio, and Eugene Collier of Nippa; a sister, Mary Branham of Boons Camp; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Harold Conley, Ed Hickman and Doug Crider Saturday, Aug. 3, at Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HOBBS, James G.
1930-2002
James G. Hobbs, 72, of Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was born in Pikeville on June 24, 1930, the son of the late R.H. and Louise Hughes Hobbs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pikeville and a graduate of Georgetown College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Finance Officer. He returned to Pikeville to assist his father in the operation of the R.H. Hobbs Co. 5 and 10 cent Stores located throughout Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. He later became Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank of Pikeville. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Pikeville Methodist Hospital and as a Trustee of Pikeville College and Georgetown College. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for Commonwealth Life Insurance for several years. He was a member of the Pikeville Rotary Club and was designated a Paul Harris Fellow. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorcas M. Hobbs; four children - Candy Hobbs of Shelbyville, Ky., Jim Hobbs (wife Karen), Tammie Hensley (husband Jeff) of Pikeville, Ky., Rob Hobbs of Lexington, Ky., Eight grandchildren - Adam O'Quinn of Shelbyville, Ky., Rebecca, Sarah, Annie and Rachel Hobbs; J.C., Erin and Kate Hensley of Pikeville, Ky.; one sister, Wilnah L. Dixon (husband Doug) and niece Andrea Dixon of Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the church of your choice or to the American Diabetes Association. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HODGE, Bertha (Baisden)
1932-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. at Zion Church of United Baptist Church in Breeden, W.Va., for Bertha Hodge, 70, who passed away Wednesday, July 17 2002, in University East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Hodge was born March 22, 1932 in Mingo County, W.Va., daughter of the late George and Josie Marcum Baisden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Hodge. Surviving are one son, Hubert Hodge of Breeden, W.Va.; five daughters, Betty Brown of Grove City, Ohio, Eloise Bartley, Polly Kuhn, Jessie Evans, and Gracie Persinger, all of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Bob Baisden of Kermit, W.Va., and Sam Baisden of Waverly, Ohio; three sisters, Gracie Block of Cleveland, Ohio, Ruby Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Hodge of Waverly, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Haskel Fields, with burial following in the Hodge Family Cemetery, Breeden, W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LAWSON, Earlene (Ferguson)
1936-2002
Earlene Lawson, 65, of Louisa, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born July 31, 1936, in Flat Gap, a daughter of the late Lundy and Nettie Murry Ferguson, she was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayo Lawson. Survivors include four daughters, Linda Sue Vititoe and Mollie Parker, both of Blaine, Teresia Lemaster of Ulysses, and Le Ann Lawson of Louisa; three sisters, Betty Jo Parker of Martha, Flora King of Wittensville, and Carolyn Sue Franklin of Offutt; three brothers, Douglas Ferguson of Louisa, Virgil Ferguson of Flat Gap and Walter Ferguson of Blaine; 14 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. today, Friday, July 12, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will be in Cammet Cemetery, Flat Gap. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MCKENZIE, George Lee
George Lee McKenzie of Beech Grove Rd. in Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father Thursday, July 11, 2002 at his residence, with loved ones and friends by his side and after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 63. Mr. McKenzie was retired from Fishel Co. and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Ruby Everett McKenzie; children Rodney Griffith, Sherrie Bowman, Debbie Graham and Zorana Cooper; brothers, Frankie McKenzie of Mesa, Az. and Emerson McKenzie of Fort Gay, W.Va.; sisters, Gaye McKenzie, Mesa, Az., Susie Holstein, Columbus, Ohio; Garnett Skaggs, Martha, Ky.; Bonnie Sturgill and Sharon Wheeler both of Louisa, Ky.; grandchildren, Rebecca Stroupe, Brandon Bowman, James Lee (Buck) Miller and Zackary Cooper; great-grandchildren, Haley Stroupe, Kaley Stroupe and Savanna Stroupe and a host of other relatives and friends. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MEADE, Patsy (Blackburn)
1947-2002
Patsy Blackburn Meade, 55, of Stockport, Ohio, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio, following a sudden illness. Born June 9, 1947, a daughter of the late Amos and Sarah Clark Blackburn, she was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church, Southport, Ohio. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Blackburn, Rufford Blackburn and Joe David Blackburn. Survivors include her husband, Jarvey J. Meade; two brothers, Danny Blackburn and Darvin Blackburn, both of Prestonsburg; and a sister, Faye Lord of Tennessee. Funeral services were Sunday, July 7, at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Paul David Coleman officiating. Burial was at the Crace Family Cemetery, Johnson County, under the direction of the Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

MOORE, Homer D.
1939-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Homer D. Moore, 62, who passed away Monday June 15 2002, at his residence. Mr. Moore was born October 18, 1939 in Norris, Ky., son of the late Walter and Regina Miller Moore. Surviving are one sister, Della Mae Johnson of New Carlisle, Ohio; two brothers, Calvin Moore and Lace Moore, both of Louisa; several nieces and nephews. Following the funeral service, burial took place at Judd-Miller Cemetery, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MOORE, Sheila Valerie (Mumford)
1926-2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Sheila Valerie Mumford Moore, 75, who passed away Thursday, July 11 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Mrs. Moore was born September 2, 1926 in Hornchurch, Essex, England, daughter of the late Roland Jack and Elsie Harriet Prior Mumford. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Eugene Moore; one son, Samuel R. Moore. Surviving are four daughters, Veronica J. Wheeler of Louisa, Bonnie J. Osborne of Bowling Green, Elizabeth A. Pillow and Jacqueline K. Ferriter, both of Beechgrove, Ky.; four sons, Anderson E. Moore, Jr. of Centerville, Ohio, John H. Moore of Warren, Pa., Stephen P. Moore and Robert L. Moore both of Louisa; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MUSIC, Brooklynn Paige
2001-2002
Brooklynn Paige Music, 16 months, went to be with the angels Monday July 15, 2002. She was born March 9, 2001 in Springfield, the daughter of Bruce Jeremy and Kelly (Cook) Music. She attended Faith In Christ Lutheran Church. Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Irma and George Cook of Springfield; paternal grandmother, Sandra Music of Paintsville, KY; maternal great-grandfather, Arthur (Effie) Pressnell of Springfield; maternal great-great-grandmother, Nora Widner of Knoxville, TN; paternal great-grandmother, Vivian Ruth Stanbaugh of Van Lear, KY. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bruce Allen Music; uncle, Carson Cook; maternal great-grandmother, Donna Presnell; and paternal great-grandmother Eileen Cook.  The family will receive friends 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday July 17, 2002 in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Services will be held in the funeral home Thursday July 18, 2002 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Clayton Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MUSIC, Pasco
1922-2002
Funeral services were conducted July 21, 11 a.m. at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses for Pasco Music, 80, who passed away July 18 2002, in Louisa. Mr. Music was born March 5, 1922 in Johnson County, son of the late Tom and Carrie Castle Music.  Surviving are four sons, David Music of West Jefferson, Ohio, Mike Music of Pataskala, Ohio, Jerry Music of Ulysses, Ky. and Danny Music of Louisa; seven sisters; four brothers; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Harold Stevens, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Paintsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

NIECE, Russell
1954-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Russell Niece, 47, who passed away Saturday, July 13 2002, at his Staffordsville residence. Mr. Niece was born November 12, 1954 in Honaker, Ky., son of Virgie Niece Parsons and the late Willard Patton Niece. Surviving are his wife, Tina Blanton Niece; three sons, Lonnie Patton Allen of Betsy Layne, Anthony Shaun and Christopher Brandon Niece, both of Staffordsville; one brother, Stanley Niece of Harold; two sisters, Linda Sue Lyon of Thelma, and Henrietta Osborne of Auxier; one granddaughter, Catherine Danyelle Niece of Staffordsville. The service was officiated by Rev. Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in the Bush Cemetery, Harold, Ky.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ONEY, Jeffery Wayne
1976-2002
Jeffery Wayne Oney, 26, of Hager Hill died Monday, July 8, 2002 at his residence. Born Feb. 7, 1976, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Tommy and Carlene Honeycutt Oney. Survivors include his wife, Angela Ann Billiter Oney of Hager Hill; a son, Dalton Wayne Oney of Hager Hill; and two brothers, Tommy Earl Oney and Matthew Lucas Oney, both of East Point. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Danny Joe Honeycutt Friday, July 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Blackburn Family Cemetery, East Point. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

PLEGGE, Bonnie Jean (Lewis)
-2002
Bonnie Jean Lewis, formerly of Boons Camp, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at her residence in Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. Lewis and Imogene Pigg Lewis; a daughter Donna Sue Dick, and two sisters, Joan Conley and Vicki Lynn Lewis. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Col. John Plegge, two daughters, Regina Ann Plegge of Memphis, Tenn., and Joan Plegge Killo of Georgetown, Ky.; two sons, John Joseph Plegge of Dickinson, N.D. and Christopher Craig Plegge of Falls Church, Va.; a brother, Ray Donald Lewis of Boons Camp; two sisters, Betty Welch and Peggy Lyons of Paintsville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with the Rev. Ken Hughes officiating. Burial was in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
RILEY, Edward Thomas "Edd"
1930-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Home for Edward Thomas "Edd" Riley, 72, who passed away Friday, July 19 2002, in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Riley was born January 25, 1930 in Mason County, son of the late Edward Thomas and Margaret Koehler Riley.  Surviving are his wife, Alice Castle Riley; one son, Daniel Edward Riley of West Carrollton, Ohio; one step-son, Richard Shawn also of West Carrollton; four daughters, Carolyn Ann Bellemy of Park City, Ky., Deborah Catherine Barbie of Flemingsburg, Ky., Sandra Lynn Gebele of Dayton, Ohio, and Marialice Whidden of Florida; one step-daughter, Kim Meade of Paintsville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Reffett, with burial following in Castle Cemetery, Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ROBINSON, Clara Ellen (Music)
1918-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, Jul. 8, 10 a.m. at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church for Clara Ellen Music Robinson, 84, who passed away Friday, July 5 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Robinson was born February 11, 1918 in Johnson County, daughter of the late George W. and Elizabeth Jane Rife Music. He was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Robinson. Surviving are one niece, Mary Francis Robinson, who they considered a daughter; one brother, Jack Music of Auxier; two sisters, Billie Irene Krusko of Cascity Mt., and Brenda Joyce Gilbert of Fairborn, Oh.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer, with burial following in Music Family Cemetery, Auxier.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SEGRAVES, Ledgie
1924-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, July 26, 11 a.m. at Bethel United Baptist Church for Ledgie Segraves, 78, who passed away Tuesday, July 23 2002, at his residence. Mr. Segraves was born April 12, 1924 in Johnson County, son of the late Iva and Mary McKenzie Segraves. Surviving are his wife, Josetta Rigsby Segraves; one son, Tim Segraves of Flat Gap; one daughter, Melinda Lyons of Paintsville; four sisters, Eva Lee Salyer of Delaware, Ohio, Betty Blanton of Volga, Lissie Jean Volkmore of Columbus, and Doris Gay Franklin of Sunbury, Ohio; four grandchildren. The service was officiated by David Young and Rick Curtis, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SLONE, Lucy Mae (Fyffe)
1914-2002
Lucy Mae Slone, 87, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 3, 1914, a daughter of the late James and Bessie Castle Fyffe, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Slone. Survivors include a son, Selsa Slone of Flat Gap; a daughter, Roberta Caudill of Flat Gap; four sisters, Pauline Wheeler of Blaine, Nola Redmond of Hillard, Ohio, Irene Selqi of London, Ohio, and Angie Cantrell of Pitsboro, N.C.; 40 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Johnny Estepp, Harold Conley and Harold Salyers Friday, July 12, at Flat Gap Baptist Church. Burial was in Fyffe-Slone Family Cemetery, Drake.

TACKETT, Hazel (Preston)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, July 8, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Hazel Tackett, 84, who passed away Friday, July 5 2002 in Pierceton, Indiana. Mrs. Tackett was born September 19, 1917 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Bruce and Ethel Vanhoose Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tackett. Surviving are one son, Clyde Tackett of Buckhannon, W.Va.; three daughters, Ruth Perry of Pierceton, Ind., Linda Clark and Marsha Conley, both of Fairborn, Ohio; one sister, Faye May of Louisa; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elder J.D. Rice, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

VINSON, Verlin Gene
1952-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 2 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Verlin Gene Vinson, 50, who passed away Friday, July 19 2002. Mr. Vinson was born March 22, 1952 in Floyd Co., son of the late Tommy and Sylva Conley Brewer Vinson. Surviving are three sons, Leondus Clive, Roger Dwan, and Verlin Gene Vinson, all of Flat Gap; two brothers, Johnny Vinson of Florida, and Roger Vinson of Indiana; two sisters, Brenda Patton of Indiana, and Judy Stepp of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Gary Blanton, Jeff Blanton and Johnny Estepp, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WHITAKER, Aralie Lucille (Spradlin)
1922-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, 2:30 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Aralie Lucille Whitaker, 80, who passed away Friday, July 26 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Whitaker was born June 26, 1922 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Chalmer and Zora Johnson Spradlin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Whitaker; one daughter, Karen Whitaker; three brothers, Kermit, Quentin and Kenis Spradlin; one sister, Janet Fyffe. Surviving are two sons, Richard Whitaker of South Charleston, Ohio, and Kenneth Whitaker of Madison, Tenn.; six daughters, Patsy Williams of Amboy, In., Arlene Votra of Madison, Tn., Donna Whitaker of Van Lear, Vicki Shell and Bonnie Malott, both of Peru, Indiana; two sisters, Ruth Sparks of West Van Lear and Wilma Jean Butcher of Springfield, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Lowell Webb and Dick VanHoose, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WILEY, Verla Opal (Pack)
1917-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, 2002, 11 a.m. at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa, for Verla Opal Pack Wiley, 84, who passed away Thursday, July 11 at Central Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Wiley was born October 30, 1917 in Logan County, daughter of the late Lummie and Lena Carter Pack.  Surviving are two sons, David Lee Wiley of Columbus, Indiana, and Wendell Ray Wiley of Ashville, N.C.; one brother, Fred Pack of Wise, Va.; two sisters, Mabel P. Daniel of Paintsville, and Grace Marie Daniel of Middletown, Ohio; two grandsons, Mark Wiley and Chris Wiley. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WILLIAMS, Ricky
1953-2002
Ricky Williams, 49, of Royalton, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 22, 1953, in Morgan County, a son of the late Fred and Elsie Montgomery Williams, he was employed with Magoffin County Recycling. Survivors include his wife, Velvet Fletcher Williams of Royalton; a son, Janson Williams of Royalton; three daughters, Amanda Cornett of Lexington, Robin Williams of Jackson and Angelia Williams of Royalton; and a brother, Danny Williams of Royalton. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hershall Wright Monday, July 29, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville. Burial was in the family cemetery, Royalton. Magoffin County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WITTEN, Harkless “Hark”
1917–2002
Funeral services were held Friday, August 2, 1 p.m. at the Poplar Road Church for Harkless “Hark” Witten, 85, who passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at his home after an illness. Mr. Witten was born April 25, 1917 in Paintsville, son of the late Frank and Anna (Vanhoose) Witten. He was preceded in death by one brother, Edgar Witten; one sister, Freda Rice; one granddaughter, Tonia DeLee DeLay; one great-grandson, Bryan Donahue. Surviving are his wife, Nettie (Johnson) Witten; three daughters, Anna Mary (Don) Wilson of Jackson, Phyllis Lyons of Beaver, and Charlene Mullins of Limerick; one brother, Gustel Witten of Springfield; four grandchildren, Keith Wilson, Sheila Donahue, Melissa Farley and Brenda Barnhart; seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Revs. Virgil Goff, Rondall Walker and Raymond Hatfield, with burial following in the Limerick Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home.


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BALL, Lucian
1913–2002
Funeral services were, Wednesday, August 7, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Lucian Ball, 88, who passed away Saturday, August 3 2002, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Ball was born August 29, 1913 in Dry Ridge, son of the late Sylvester B. and Sue Carter Ball.  Surviving are his wife, Julina Moore Ball; one daughter, Joanne Ball Fiorini of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Sidney C. and Lucian Gordon Ball, Jr., both of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Ruby Sue Ball Bostic of Franfort, Ohio; two brothers, Herbert Ball of Oregonia, Ohio and Sylvester B. Ball Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Shannon Hodge, with burial following in Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BELLEW, George L., Jr.
1943-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, August 2, 11 a.m. at Flanner and Buchanan Mortuaries, Carmel, In., and graveside services held Saturday, August 3 2002, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, for George L. Bellew, Jr., 58, who passed away Tuesday, July 30. Mr. Bellew was born January 26, 1943 in Grayson, Ky., son of the late George L. Bellew, Sr. and Margie Sammons Bellew. Surviving are his wife, Jenett S. Blevins Bellew; two sons, Thomas L. Bellew and Matthew B. Bellew; one brother, Maichael Bellew; two sisters, Karia Chaney and Elaine Bellew; eight grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Rev. Thomas Baker, burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Phelps & Son Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.    PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLAIR, Mervil Winchell
1940–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, August 5, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Mervil Winchell Blair, 62, who passed away Saturday, August 3 2002, at the V.A. Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Blair was born February 9, 1940 in Johnson County, son of the late Irvin and Mildred Rice Blair. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leon, Elzie and Lloyd Thomas. Surviving are his wife, Henrietta Blanton Blair; two sons, Barry Thomas and Bradford Mervil Blair, both of Lowmansville; one daughter, Lana Marie Schindler of Lowmansville; four brothers, Arnold and Kenny Blair, both of Oil Springs, Larry Blair of Sitka and Wendell Blair of Cannonsburg; two sisters, Elanor Fairchild of Staffordsville, and Carolyn Chitwood of Ashland; two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dick VanHoose and Toby Johnson, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BLAIR, Mitchell Crate
1920-2002
Mitchell Crate Blair, 82, of Leander, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Johnson County, a son of the late Everett and Marie Whitaker Blair, he was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Blanton Blair of Leander; two sons, Everett Blair and Glenn Blair, both of Leander; three stepsons, Ronnie Click and Lonnie Click, both of Leander, and Joe Click of Hager Hill; two daughters, Betty Music of Leander and Kathy Freeman Hall of East Point; four stepdaughters, Wanda Ross of Blaine, Juanita Hall of Denver, and Tammy Hayden and Wilma Jenkins, both of Flat Gap; two brothers, Raymond Blair of Leander and Earl D. Blair of Miamisburg, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 20 step grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Melvin Blanton and Dennis Conley Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Leander. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BRANHAM, Daisy (Poe)
1928-2002
Daisy Poe Branham, 74, of Van Lear, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Floyd County, a son of the late John L. “Buddy” and Sally McGuire Poe, she was a nurse’s aide. She was preceded in death by a son, Walter Guy Branham; and a brother, Joe E. Poe. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Branham; two sons, Thomas L. Branham of Fostoria, Ohio, and Timmy Joe Branham of Nicholasville; two daughters, Charlotte Colvin of Van Lear and Sally E. Willams of Athens, Tenn; three brothers, John E. Poe of Arcadia, Ohio, James Poe of Findley, Ohio, and Burl Gene Poe of Warsaw, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Minister Andy Dillon, Thursday, Aug. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, Boons Camp, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BRANHAM, Jeff Jr.
1925-2002
Jeff Branham Jr., 77, of Boons Camp, died Tuesday, Aug. 27 2002. Born July 27, 1925, in Johnson County, a son of the late Jeff and Martha Ann Lewis Branham, he was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Arietta Lewis Branham of Boons Camp; three sons, Ronald Keith Branham of N. Manchester, Ind., Larry Ray Branham of Stileville, Ind,, and Terry Branham of Boons Camp; a brother, Orville Branham of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Nevada Lewis of Ohio and Shelby Jean Lewis of New York; four grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 30, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Jack Woody and Jim Price officiating. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BROWNING, Gene Allen "Spanky"
1936-2002
Gene Allen (Spanky) Browning, 65, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Johnson County, a son of the late Eugene and Verna Clay Browning, he was employed by Pepsi and Western Auto. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Sue Cantrell Browning of Paintsville; two daughters, Julia Ann Endicott of Wittensville and Genia Sue Blevins of Staffordsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Revs. Wendell Isom, Doug Crider, Dick Vanhoose and Michael Blanton, today, Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, is in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

COFFEY, Donnie Jack
1958-2002
Donnie Jack Coffey, 44, of Sandy Hook passed away Monday, August 26 2002.  Mr. Coffee was born January 12, 1958 in Belvoir, Virginia, a son of Joy Ruth Pendleton of Waynesville, Ohio and Jack Coffey of Hazel Green, Ky. He was the grandson of the late Marvin and Lucille Caudill Ruth and the late Chalmes and Grace Brown Coffey. Mr, Coffey was a 1976 graduate of the Wolf County High School; a truck driver since the age of 17. He was employed by Mining Machenery Inc. of Ashland, Ky. He was a member of the Dinner Club Motorcyclists and a member of Hepburn Lodge 576 in Sandy Hook and a frequent competitor in horse shows. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Wright Coffey, his step-daughter Melanie and husband David Barber of Paintsville; his sister Tamara Coffey of Norton, Va; his step-mother Minnie Coffey and step-father Bill Pendleton; 4 nephews; Jason Coffey, Anthony Wright, Kevin Wright and Royce Wright and a niece Caitlin Coffey, all of Sandy Hook; his god-daughter Shyanna Donn Howard; three step-grandsons Jacob, Alex and Donawon Barber, special friends Rebecca Maynard and Jonathon Morrison and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Anthony Wright, Kevin Wright, Royce Wright, Jimmy Craig, Randy Brickey, Jeff Howard and the Dinner Club. Honorary Pallbearers will be Roger Wright, Elvie Wright, Bobby Wright, Bob Parmley, David Barber, Jason Coffey and all his many friends. Funeral services wlll be conducted Friday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Eldridge Funeral Home in Sandy Hook by the Rev. Jimmie Adkins, burial will be in the Brown Cemetery at Morehead. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be conducted Thursday at 7p.m. by Hepburn Lodge # 576 of Sandy Hook.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CONLEY, Della Ruth
1943-2002
Della Ruth Conley, 58, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002. Born Sept. 1, 1943, in Staffordsville, a daughter of the late John and Alma Fairchild Conley, she was a beautician and a member of Ballot Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carma Lee Conley. Survivors include a brother, Wallace Conley of Leander; and a sister, Helen McKenzie of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Melvin Blanton, Chester Keethly and Terry Lykins, Sunday, Aug. 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CONN, Kelly
1982-2002
Kelly Conn, 20, of River, died Saturday, Aug. 17, at UK Medical Center. Born July 13, 1982, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Butch and Margaret Caudill Conn. Additional survivors include a brother, Tyler Rae Conn of River; and maternal grandparents, Wayne and Mary Joan Caudill of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by ministers Tim Howard and John Sparks Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CORNETT, Lula (Calhoun)
1907–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, for Lula Cornett, 95, who passed away Thursday, August 1 2002 at the Prestonsburg Health Care Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Cornett was born July 28, 1907 at Blue River, Ky., daughter of the late James and Luqueenie (Stone) Calhoun. She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Cornett. Surviving are two sons, James H. Cornett and Dean Cornett, both of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Emma Lou Hall of Marshall, Mich.; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Larry Adam and Rev. Randy Osborne, with burial following in the Cornett Family Cemetery, Spradlin Br., Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CRUMB, Frances (Winifred)
1909-2002
Frances Winifred Crumb, 92, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Hager Hill, died Monday, Aug. 26, at Hospice of Dayton. Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Newton, Kan., a daughter of the late Claude and Ada Rasor Crumb, she was a nurse and a missionary in this area since 1994. She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Crumb. Survivors include a brother, John Crumb of Panama, N.Y., and a sister, Emily Smith of Xenia, Ohio. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 27, with Revs. Terry Reffett and Wayne Sparks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

DANIELS, James
1927-2002
James Daniels, 75, of Drift, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born April 29, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James S. Daniels and Lovie Dutton Daniels. He was a retired coal miner, member of the UMWA and member of the Church of Christ, Prestonsburg. He was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters, and a grandchild. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Young Daniels; four sons, Raymond Daniels of Martin, Gary Daniels of Frenchburg, and Richard Daniels and Shawn Daniels, both of Drift; three daughters, Vaughn “Nina” Salisbury of Hunter, Karen Shepherd and Lydia Gaye Daniels, both of Drift; five brothers, Ben Daniels of North Carolina, Marion Daniels of Michigan; Walter Daniels of Ohio, Lee Francis Daniels of New Jersey and Earl Robinette of Kentucky; four sisters, Dorothy Daniels of New Jersey, Bulah Delong and Floretta Shepherd, both of Kentucky, and Ruby Creger of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial was in Drift Cemetery under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

DAVIS, Mary Kathryn (Fraley)
1932–2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 29, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Kathryn Davis, 70, who passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at Kings Daughters’ Medical Center. Mrs. Davis was born April 26, 1932 in Johnson County, daughter of the late James Fraley and Bessie Newcomb Fraley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles E. Davis. Surviving are three daughters, Judy Cooper of Lexington, Joan Tackett of Thelma, and Karen Hencye of Ashland; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Roy Penix, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DULIN, Helen Ruth (Sindell)
1919-2002
Graveside services were held Friday, August 9, 11 a.m. at the Ferguson Cemetery, Route 172 Morgan County for Helen Ruth Dulin, 83, who passed away Wednesday, August 7 2002. Mrs. Dulin was born April 29, 1919 in Blaine, Ky., daughter of the late Charles Sindell. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dulin. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Lowell H. Ferguson. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
EALEY, Herbert H. Sr.
1933-2002
Herbert H. Ealey Sr., 69, of West Staffordsville, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 20, 1933, in Johnson County, a son of the late Marshall and Gladys McFaddin Ealey, he was a butcher and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jean Gambill Ealey of West Staffordsville; a son, Herbert H. Ealey Jr. of Cynthiana; three daughters, Lorna Coots of Lakeland, Fla., Marchelle Underwood of Paintsville and Cheryl Fannin of Staffordsville; a brother, Tommy Ealey of Lexington; three sisters, Imogene Doolin of Cynthiana, Pasty Lewis of Whitehouse and Sue Kelly of Flat Gap; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Ronnie Spriggs and Larry Blair Sunday, Aug. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Ealey Family Cemetery, Barnetts Creek. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ECKELS, Mary Sue (Gamboe)
1929-2002
Mary Sue Gamboe Eckels, 72, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at her residence. Born May 19, 1929, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Floyd and Ruth Price, she was a retired community action program employee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Red Eckels. Survivors include two brothers, Jake Gamboe of Paintsville and Gene David Gamboe of St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

FAIRCHILD, Prater
1924-2002
Prater Fairchild, 78, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 12, 1924, in Johnson County, a son of the late John G. and Mary Jane Blair Fairchild, he was a retired mechanic for Adam’s Construction Co., and a deacon at the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sophia Fairchild; a son, Keith Fairchild of Hager Hill; a daughter, Janie Cantrell of Oil Springs; two sisters, Fannie May and Ethel Hannah, both of Vanlue, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Richard Williams and Herbert Arms Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Fairchild Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FISHER, Myrtle K.
1909-2002
Myrtle K. Fisher, 92, of Paintsville, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Oct. 4, 1909, in Mango, Fla., a daughter of the late Hobert Wilson and Annie Lou Chester McCully, she was a school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Fisher. Survivors include a niece, Kyle Riddle of Paintsville. Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 19, at Garden of Memories, Tampa, Fla., under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

FREEMAN, Geraldine (Patrick)
1930-2002
Geraldine Freeman, 72, of East Point, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 12, 1930, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Pete and Zella Vanhoose Patrick, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie James Freeman. Survivors include five sons, Jimmy Freeman Jr. and Jimmy L. Freeman, both of East Point, Terry S. Freeman of Lick Fork, John W. Freeman of Kansas and James R. Freeman of Sitka; seven daughters, Linda Mathis of Winchester, Judy Mann of Virginia, Wilma Lilly of Olive Hill, Donna Maddix and Lynn Turner, both of Paintsville, Janice Hammond of Hager Hill, and Lee Hammond of Grayson; two brothers, Bill Patrick of California and Bob Patrick of Ohio; four sisters, Jane Hall of Banner, Joann Stambaugh and Dora Goble, both of Ohio, and Darlene Burke of Hager Hill; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dave Flanery Sunday, Aug. 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in the family cemetery, Bear Creek, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HALL, Carman (Penix)
1906-2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 15, 11 a.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, for Carman Hall, 95, who passed away Monday, August 12 2002 at Westminister Thurber Nursing Home, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Hall was born September 13, 1906 in Johnson County, daughter of the late John and Mahaley Mollette Penix. Surviving are two sons, Douglas Delong of Paulding, Ohio, Chet Delong of Marysville, Ohio; two daughters, Boneva Blankenship of Columbus, Ohio, and Shelby Horne of Inez; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Glen Penix, with burial following in Boyd Cemetery, Rockhouse. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HALL, Norma Mae (Tackett)
1921-2002
Norma Mae Tackett Hall, 81, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 2, 1921, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Charles G. and Mallie Blevins Tackett, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hall. Survivors include four sons, Edsel Blevins of Wittensville, Charles W. Hall and Jim Hall, both of Springfield, Ohio, and David H. Hall of Mechanicburg; three daughters, Norma E. Lyons of Springfield, and Darlene King and Nella A. Collins, both of Staffordsville; a brother, Silver D. Tackett of Muncey, Ind.; a sister, Nella F. Hall of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Lowell King and Bob Lyons Saturday, Aug. 17, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HAMNER, Keith Bacel
1923-2002
Keith Bacel Hamner, 79, of Elkins, W.Va., formerly of Magoffin County, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Berea Hospital. Born April 30, 1923, in Gaines, W.Va., he was a son of the late Wesley J. Hamner and Ruth Maude Lee Hamner. He was retired from the coal business. He was preceded in death by a brother, Berthel Hamner. Survivors include his wife, Donetta M. Howard Hamner; a step-daughter, Laura Jeanne Howard of Elkins; and a sister, Anna Mae Baxa of Buchannon, W.Va. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Magoffin County Funeral Chapel with Doug Auxier and Grant Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home.

HAMMOND, Jack
1933-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, August 23, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Jack Hammond, 69, who passed away Tuesday, August 20 2002, at his home. Mr. Hammond was born July 29, 1933 in Clifford, Ky., son of the late William S. and Rose Williamson Hammond. Surviving are two sons, Gary Michael Hammond and Gregory Allen Hammond both of Grove City, Ohio; two sisters, Eloise Derifield and Alta Mae Livesay both of Grove City, Ohio; one brother, Joe Hammond of Marysville, Ohio. The service will be officiated by Bro. Brumley Marcum and Bro. Sterling Marcum, with burial following in Hammond Cemetery, Rt. 5 Louisa, Ky.  A military graveside service will be conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103. A Masonic Rite service will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by Apperson Lodge F&AM #195.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HANNAH, Phyllis
1939-2002
Phyllis Hannah, 63, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at her home. Born July 8, 1939, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Blair Hannah, she was a member of the Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Michael Filowiat of East Point; a daughter, Katherine Collins of Van Lear; eight sisters, Elloween Witten, Betty Hatfield, Mary Filowait and Freda Sue Hayden, all of Van Lear, Erma Tidwell of Tennessee, Norleen James of Michigan, Juanita Lilly of East Point and Ora Francis Colvin of Flat Gap; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church by ministers Kenny Collins and Roger Hill. Burial will be in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HINKLE, Patricia Sue (Castle)
1942-2002
Patricia Sue Hinkle, 59, of 306 Park Road, Crestline died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at Crystal Care Center of Mansfield, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mrs. Hinkle was born August 26, 1942 in Georges Creek, Kentucky, living in the Mansfield area since 1963. She was a member of Peaceful Harbor Ministries. She went home to be with the Lord, survived by her husband, Charley Hinkle of Crestline; three sons, Charley Hinkle Jr. and Bruce David Hinkle, both of Brunswick, and John Wesley Hinkle of Crestline; an aunt, Louise Daniels of Columbus; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Goldie Miller Castle; and two brothers, Charles David and Ernest Ray Castle. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Paul Allen, the Rev. Larry Walter, the Rev. John Daniels and Brother Charles Conley. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Ohio.

HUDSON, Joe "Red"
1963-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, August 30, 11 a.m. at Preston Funeral Home for Joe "Red" Hudson, 38, who passed away Tuesday, August 27 2002, . Mr. Hudson was born September 29, 1963 in Morgan Co., son of Bobby Joe and Carolyn Jones Hudson. Surviving are his wife, Molly Louise Hudson; three stepsons, John Colvin of River, Tom and Kelly Colvin of Wittensville; five step-grandchildren; one step-daughter, Maggie Salyers of Whipperwill, one daughter, Casandra Kay Hudson of Colorado; one brother, Jerry Hudson of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Anna Belle Rowland of Mt. Sterling and Melinda Hudson Renyolds of Versailles; three step-sisters, Diane White, Christine McCarty and Connie McCarty, all of Mt. Sterling. The service will be officiated by Terry Conley, with burial following in Fortune Family Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ISAAC, William H. (Pete)
1934–2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 3, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for William H. (Pete) Isaac, who passed away Saturday, August 31 2002, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Isaac was born April 15, 1934 in Louisa, son of the late James Thomas Isaac Sr. and Goldia Shannon Isaac. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Jones Isaac of Louisa; two daughters, Kathy Addington of Catlettsburg, and Patty Maynard-Carter of Louisa; two sons, Jim Bob Isaac and Jeffrey Isaac, both of Louisa; one sister, Mollie Surber of Louisa; one brother, James Thomas Isaac Jr. of Albright, W.Va.; eight grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Ric Frazier, with burial following in W. M. Shannon Cemetery at Louisa.

JOHNSON, Juanita (Blair)
1920-2002
Juanita Johnson, 82, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 24, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lindsay Blair and Sina Blanton Blair. She was a retired cook for Starfire Restaurant and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Moore; and two daughters, Eleanor Stevens and Helen Marie Moore. Survivors include a son, Ray Moore of Van Lear; three brothers, Carl Blair of Bowling Green, Howard Blair of Springfield, Ohio, and Glennis Blair of Thelma; a sister, Linda Cantrell; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Paintsville Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

JOHNSON, Sunie (Fannin) (Williamson)
1908-2002
Sunie Fannin Williamson Johnson, 94, of Williamsport died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 7, 1908, a daughter of the late Fred and Lou Vanhoose Fannin, she was a homemaker and a member of the Favored United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George W. Williamson: her second husband, Russell Johnson; a son, Roy Lee Johnson; and a great-grandchild. Survivors include two sons, Don Richard Johnson of Williamsport and Clarence Edward Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; six daughters, Naomi Faye Mollett of Williamsport, Willa Mae Farley of Jackson, Ohio, Lula Estiline Adkins of Dayton, Ohio, Vaughn Dean Marcia of Columbus, Ohio, Dionna Charlene McAllister of Springfield, Ohio, and Allene Evans of South Vienna, Ohio; 28 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 2, at the Favored United Baptist Church, Martin County, with Elders Burnard Johnson, Ronald Miles, Robert E. Mollett Jr. and Arthur Preston officiating. Burial was in Fannin Family Cemetery, Chestnut, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill.

KENNARD, Jannie B. (Collins)
1949-2002
Jannie B. Collins Kennard, 53, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Cleveland Clinic. Born March 21, 1949, in Johnson County, a daughter of Marion Collins Jr. and the late Reathel Sadler Collins, she was a nurses’ assistant at Carlisle Clinic and Franklin Family Practice, and a member of Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Oscar D. Kennard of Franklin Furnace; a son, Scott Kennard of Franklin Furnace; a daughter, Jennifer Curtis of Carlisle, Ohio; a brother, Clifford Collins of West Virginia; six sisters, Patricia Collins, Barbara Meade, Judy Bocook and Junnie Davis, all of Paintsville, Malinda Salmons of West Virginia and Maudie Bryan of Florence, S.C.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by minister James Kelly Caudill, Thursday, Aug. 22, at Jones- Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

KING, Woody
1933-2002
Woodford ``Woody" King, 69, of Sandy Hook, died Monday, Aug. 19,2002,  at his home. Mr. King was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Johnson County. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

LEMASTER, Rodney
1948-2002
Rodney LeMaster, 54, of Flat Gap died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002. Born June 21, 1948, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jasper and Wanda Lee Caudill LeMaster. Survivors include a son, Justin Lowell LeMaster of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; three brothers, Randall LeMaster of Flat Gap, Redford LeMaster of Grayson and Ernie Lee Jones of Lawrence County; a sister, Barbara Parker of Lawrence County; and a grandson. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Casey Jones and Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial will be in LeMaster-Harris Cemetery, Flat Gap, under dirction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MAHAN, John Wesley
1918-2002
John Wesley Mahan, 84, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Mahan was born Jan. 9, 1918, in Oil Springs, Ky., a son of the late Charles and Clara Witten Mahan. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles D. Mahan and Ben F. Mahan; and a sister, Agnes Petrie. He was former owner of Kentucky Electric Supply and a former employee of Ben Williamson. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Ashland, where he formerly taught the Crusaders and Builders Sunday school classes, and was former chairman of the board of trustees. He was past president and a member of Ashland Kiwanis Club, was a former member of Ashland School Board and Kentucky Council on Aging, and was a consultant for the Small Business Association. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Curry Mahan; a brother, Robert Mahan of La Canada, Calif.; and a sister, Carol Sanchez of St. Louis, Mo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum by the Rev. Wayne Watts. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight, Aug. 23, 2002, at Steen Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel.

MAXIE, Grettie (Barker)
1912–2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 6, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Grettie Barker Maxie, 89, who passed away Saturday, August 3, 2002, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center at Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Maxie was born November 1, 1912 in Morgan County, daughter of the late Forest and Rinda Cox Pelfrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest T. Barker. Surviving are six daughters, Dorothy Wade of Hillard, Ohio, Jessie Griffith of Blaine, Wilma Salyers of Catlettsburg, Katherine Marshall of Grayson, Faye Skaggs of Springfield, Ohio, and Hazel Thompson of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Billy and Tom Barker, both of New Carlisle, Ohio; five sisters, Grace Jones of Keaton; Gladys Wells of Hartford, Nannie Rigsby of Blaine, Thelma Evans of Galloway, Ohio, and Betty Wheeler of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Pat Pelfrey of Keaton, John Pelfrey of Martha, and Forrest Pelfrey of Salyersville; 48 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great granddaughter. The service was officiated by Rev. Beull Webb, with burial following in Holbrook Cemetery, Martha. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MAY, Dorothy (Caudill)
1930-2002
Dorothy May, 72, of Swamp Branch, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 2, 1930, in Swamp Branch, a daughter of the late Edgar and Wonnie Conley Caudill, she was a merchant, co-owner of May’s Grocery and a member of New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Riceville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde May; and a brother, Darwin Caudill. Survivors include four daughters, Linda Cole, Barbara Harman of Leander, Patricia Perkins of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Roberta Hackworth of Louisa; four sisters, Doris Ann Brown of Louisa, Daisy Ratliff of Paintsville, Georgene Caudill of Staffordsville and Nancy Brown of Lexington; a brother, Rev. Donald Ray Caudill of Leander; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 1, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Richard Williams and Frank Hackworth officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCKENZIE, Della Mae (Blanton)
1915-2002
Della Mae McKenzie, 87, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 28, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Ed and Hattie Howard Blanton. Survivors include her husband, Dolpha McKenzie of Flat Gap; a daughter, Emma Gwendolyn Cantrell of West Liberty; two half brothers, Jack Blanton of Oil Springs and Melvin Blanton; a half sister, Mary Cochran of Oil Springs; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by elders Thirel Daniel, Don Baldwin, Rick Fannin and Austin Knipp Saturday, Aug. 10, at Old Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fugel. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

MCKENZIE, Harriet Edith (Gearhart)
1913-2002
Harriet Edith Gearhart McKenzie, 88, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at her residence. Born October 8, 1913, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Francis Marion and Lillie Jane Carpenter Gearhart, she was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Buck” McKenzie. Survivors include a son, Francis McKenzie of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Judith Delaney of Mt. Sterling and Martha Wells of Cookville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Harold Salyer and Johnny Estep officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

MILLER, Denise (Whitaker)
1968-2002
Denise Whitaker Miller, 33, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Highlands Regional medical Center following a long illness. Born Dec. 6, 1968, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of Marvin and Sharon Salyer Whitaker. She was employed as a medical transcriptionist at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, and member of New Bethel Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, Danny Miller of Salyersville; and a sister, Jessica Whitaker of Royalton; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 23, at Salyersville Funeral Chapel with Sam Smith officiating. Burial will be in Salyer Cemetery, Puncheon Creek, Royalton, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home.

MYERS, Jeffrey Scott
1973-2002
Jeffrey Scott Myers, 28, 7174 E. Schmalzried Road, Lagro, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 7, 1973, in Wabash, to Burt and Janet (Young) Myers. They survive in Wabash. He married Delta Hembree on June 29, 1997, in Salyersville, Ky. She survives in Lagro. He graduated from high school in 1993. He was a construction worker and loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Also surviving are two sons, Samuel E. Hembree and Braxton Jeffrey Neal Myers, both of Lagro; a daughter, Brianna Kaye Myers, Lagro; a sister, Tammy Burchett, Wabash; a brother, Bryan Myers, Wabash; and a grandmother, Edna Young, Wabash. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

NAPIER, Elzie
1909-2002
Funeral services will be conducted today, Friday, August 23, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Elzie Napier, 93, who passed away August 21 2002 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Napier was born January 16, 1909 in Wayne County, W.Va., son of the late Patrick Henry and Tennessee Wooten Napier. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Napier. Surviving are four daughters, Effie Steele of Louisa, Anna Jean O'Brien of Fort Gay, Janice Branham of Louisa, and Joyce Wellman of Fort Gay, W.Va.; four sons, Kenneth Napier of Catlettsburg, Ky., Willis Napier, Wilkie Napier and Wilford Napier all of Fort Gay, W.Va.; two sisters, Leona Napier of Lavolette, W.Va., and Mae Damron of Hawthorne, Fla.; two brothers, Walter Napier of Huntington, W.Va., and Pat Napier of Prichard, W.Va.; 43 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Burial will follow in Napier Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

NOLAN, Delia Mae (Moore)
1913-2002
Delia Mae Moore Nolan, 89, of Lily died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 2, 1913, a daughter of the late John and Rebecca M. Jones Moore, she was a member of First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, and Prestonsburg Senior Citizens, and was employed by the Jefferson County Board of Education. She was preceded in death by her husband, William McKinley Nolan. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Kalos of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Beulah Cassidy of Corbin, Wanda Cassidy of Keavy, Rotha Smith of Lily and Edith Cole of Hamilton, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers were Jacob Callis, Nick Kalos, Daniel Kalos, Dustin Kalos, Paul Nunn, Pete Jarvis, Ron Johnson, Cam Garrett, Estill Carter, Andy Elliott and Charles Hale.

PASS, James Johnny Sr.
1938 - 2002
James Johnny Pass Sr., 63, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 25, 1938, in Letcher County, a son of Lake Erie Pass and the late Carl Asberry Pass, he was a truck driver and a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Exer Jane Mollett Pass of Paintsville; two sons, James Johnny Pass Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., and Karl Forest Pass of Williamsport; a daughter, Ruth Evelyn Walton of Portsmouth, Va; a brother, Bobby Pass of New Palastine, Ind.; two sisters, Judy Robinson of Jacksboro, Tenn., and Rebecca Hughes of Cadiz; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Scott Thursday, Aug. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Place of disposition was Lexington Crematory. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PENNINGTON, James “Jim Red”
1928-2002
James “Jim Red” Pennington, 73, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at his residence. Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Morgan County, a son of the late Walker and Marvie Young Pennington, he was a farmer. He was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Alice Hamilton Pennington of Flat Gap; two sons, Tim Pennington of Jackson and Kenny Pennington of Hager Hill; two daughters, Sandra Osborne of Flat Gap and Kathy Fyffe of Keaton; three brothers, Ren Pennington and Dee Pennington, both of Red Bush, and Frank Pennington of Flat Gap; two sisters, Sylvia Kelly of Flat Gap and Susie Fyffe of Baltimore, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Jimmy Price and Harold Conley Friday, Aug. 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Pennington Family Cemetery under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

PINSON, Hazel (Martin)
1914-2002
Hazel Martin Pinson, 87, of Louisa, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born Sept. 30, 1914, in Paintsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Sarah Owens Martin, she was a retired housekeeper and a member of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pry Pinson. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Pinson Allen of Louisa; two sons, Gregory Pinson of Big Hurricane, W.Va., and Alonza L. Pinson of Chilicothe, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 29, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Rev. Webb Allen officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home.

PRICE, Exer (Meek)
1918-2002
Exer Meek Price, 84, passed away June 17, 2002, in Chardon, Ohio. Mrs. Price was born in Boonscamp, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meek. She was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church in Williamsport. Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry Price; sister, Almira Penix; and two brothers, Estill Meek and Cecil Meek. She is survived by one son, Ronald Dean Price, of Madisonville, Tennessee; one daughter, Debbie Byers, of Chardon, Ohio, and one brother, Clarence Meek of Boonscamp. Also surviving are four grandchildren, five great-grandchilden, and several nieces and nephews. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

RATLIFF, Wayne Thomas
1948-2002
Wayne Thomas Ratliff, 54, of Thealka, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at his residence. Born March 19, 1948, in Johnson County, a son of Anna Blanton Ratliff and the late Harrison Ratliff, he was a construction worker. Additional survivors include his wife, Patricia Castle Ratliff of Thealka; two sons, Shane Ratliff and Gary Ratliff, both of Paintsville; four brothers, Dwight Blanton of Waverly, Ohio, Dustin Blanton of Beaver, Ohio, and Tony Blanton and Chris Blanton, both of River; two sisters, Wanda Blanton of Paintsville, and Cynthia Lykins of Beaver, Ohio; and a grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hubert Slone Friday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Boyd Branch, Thealka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

RICE, Alvis Randall
1924–2002
Alvis Randall Rice, South Point, Ohio, son of the late J.B.and Ella (Rice) Rice of Sitka, Ky. departed this life August 8, 2002 in Kings Daughters Hospital, Ashland Ky. after an extended illness. He was born June 17, 1924 at Thealka, Ky., attended Johnson Co. Schools and Oil Springs High School. He volunteered and served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS William Tillman and was honorably discharged in 1945. He then served in the Sea Bees. He was an employee of Allied Chemical, South Point, Oh. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Sybene. On Dec. 17, 1945 he married Ruth Ann (Willis) Rice and to this union was born a son Randall Curtis and Cathy Denise, a daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Clarence and Charles Odis, one sister, Lorraine Fannin. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Ruth Ann, a son, Randall Curtis (Cindy) Rice of Adolphus, Ky, and his daughter, Cathy Denise (Dale) Early of Flatwoods, Ky. Four grandchildren, Leah Kiersten (Chad) Cochuyt of the US Navy, Puerto Rico, Joshua Curtis (Amy) Rice of the US Navy, Norfolk,Va. Jennifer Kelly, Ironton, Oh. and Jeffrey Kelly of the US Marine Corp of Paris Island, SC. Four great-grandchildren, Maddie and Randa Cochuyt and Kiersten Taylor and Ella Morgan Rice. Also one brother, Bryan Curtis “Peck” (Helen) Rice of Sitka. Four sisters, Loretta (Roy) Shear of Springfield, Oh., Dottie (Wilbur) Green, Phyllis (Charles) Murray and Patty (Rev. Bob) Lyons all of Sitka. and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, Oh. with local arrangements by Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Funeral officiated by Rev. Dane Armstrong and Rev. David Tuinstra. Funeral procession was accompanied from Lawrence-Johnson County Line by Johnson County Sheriffs Department to the burial site at the Rice Family Cemetery at Sitka.

RICE, Charles B.
1923-2002
Charles B. Rice, 79, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Born April 13, 1923, in Johnson County, a son of the late William Dewey and Ollie Mae Conley Rice, he was an inspector with Frigidaire Div. G. M. and a WW II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Hattie Stapleton Rice of Tipp City; a son, Gary Rice of Dayton; three brothers, John Rice of East Point, Caul Rice of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Doug Rice of West Van Lear; thee sisters, Hermalee Andy of Ohio, Garnet Moore of Dayton and Helen Violet of Urbana, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Leroy Auxier Saturday, Aug. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

ROSS, Robert Fred
1918-2002
Robert Fred Ross, 83, of Blaine, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at his residence. Born Nov. 6, 1918, in Johnson County, a son of the late Marion R. and Della Mae Wheeler Ross, he was retired from Foothills Telephone and a farmer. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Conn Ross, Walter Ross, Roy Ross and Howard Ross.  Survivors include his wife, Norma Jewell Sparks Ross of Blaine; a daughter, Donna Sue Ross Souther of Huntington, W.Va.; a sister, Lexie Ross Bailey of Flat Gap; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Harold Salyers and Lonnie Terry officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SELVAGE, Oddie Sr.
1930-2002
Oddie Selvage Sr., 72, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 14, 1930, in Johnson County, a son of the late George and Elizabeth Spencer Selvage, he was a retired railroad worker with Conrail. He was preceded in death by three sons, Randy Selvage, Robbie Selvage and Otis Selvage; three brothers, Orie Selvage, Ottis Selvage, and Ollie Selvage; and a sister, Delphine Selvage. Survivors include his wife, Martha Branham Selvage of Paintsville; four sons, Gary Baldridge, Jerry T. Selvage, and Oddie Selvage Jr., all of Paintsville, and Rodney Selvage of Martin County; a daughter, Janet Pennington of Flat Gap; two sisters, Clotene Selvage Cantrell and Lorraine Selvage Doderer of Tutor Key; 17 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Larry Blair Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SELVAGE, Robert Lee
1927-2002
Robert Lee Selvage, 74, of New Lebanon, Ohio, passed away at his home on Friday, April 16, 2002. He was born July 11, 1927 in Denver, Kentucky. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harry B. Sr. and Cora Crace Selvage, wife Jewel, son Robert Lee Jr., brothers Bill and Harry B. Jr. (Buddy), and by sisters, Stella Mae, Bess and Mollie. Bob served as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and worked at Delco Products/General Motors for 32 years. He is survived by a granddaughter, Amber, and great granddaughter, Toni Jewel, sister Maxine Webb of West Alexandria, Ohio, and sister-in-law, Katie Selvage of Dayton, Ohio, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 25, at Rogers Funeral Home in New Lebanon; entombment was Friday morning, April 26, at the Royal Oaks Memory Gardens Mausoleum. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SHEETS, Kitty Belle (Witten)
1914-2002
Kitty Belle Sheets, 87, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Milton B. and Genoah Murphy Witten, she was co-owner of Sheets Service Station and a member of Paintsville Garden Club and the First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sheets; and a brother, Herbert F. Witten. Survivors include a son, Dr. Paul M. Sheets of River; a brother, Fred E. Witten of Minford, Ohio; a sister, Barbara Witten Preston of Miamisburg, Ohio; three grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Terry Jones Thursday, Aug. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SPENCER, Albert R. “Ranny”
1927-2002
Albert R. “Ranny” Spencer, 73, of Thelma died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Aug. 2, 1927, in McCarr, a son of the late William Albert and Alice Belle Collins Spencer, he was an Army veteran, a mining engineer for Island Creek and a member of Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Mullins Spencer; a son, Albert Randal “Chip” Spencer II of Thelma; a brother, Larry Spencer of Aflax; a sister, Ruby Maynard of Aflax; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 18, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Mt. View Memorial Gardens, West Virginia, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

STEWART, Doris (Auxier)
1936-2002
Doris A. Stewart, 65, of East Point, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at her residence. Born Oct. 3, 1936, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Dick and Sarah Stapleton Auxier, she was a restaurant cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Stewart; a daughter, Evelyn Rose Susie Stewart; two brothers, Ray Auxier, Jr. and Clarence Auxier; and one sister, Mary jo Auxier. Survivors include six brothers, Doug Auxier, Russell Auxier, Pete Auxier, all of Hager Hill, Harold Auxier of Staffordsville, Jack Auxier of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Martin Auxier of Green Rock; and three sisters, Mary Smallwood of McCarther, Ohio, and Mabel Williams and Rose Goble, both of Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Larry Blair and Doug Auxier Jr. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
[ADDITIONAL NOTE] Doris was a d/o Richard & Sarah Leslie Stapleton Auxier.

TACKETT, Arnold Lee
1933-2002
Arnold Lee Tackett, 69, of Chillicothe, died 12:10 p.m. Monday Aug 26 2002, in the Adena Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and friends. He was born June 08 1933, in Paintsville, Ky., to Lee and Hannah Montgomery Tackett. On Sept 20 1952, he married Florence Woods, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons, and two daughters, Vicki Lynn Cutright, John Anthony (Katrina) Tackett, all of Frankfort, Perry Lee (Pam) Tackett, Karen Lorraine (Mark) Virgin, and Kevin Alan (Sandina) Tackett, all of Chillicothe; 18 grandchildren, Seth White, Krystle Thompson, Aaron White, Cindy Tackett, Angel Strausbaugh, Darin Tackett, Nathan Triplett, Jesse Tackett, Marissa Tackett, Vanessa Triplett, Tracy Tackett, Zach Cutright, Amanda Tackett, Ashley Tackett, Travis Tackett, Johnathan Tackett, Courtney Tackett and Graydon Tackett; three great grandchildren, Kennedy White, McKayla Thompson and Bayleigh Alexander; three brothers and two sisters, Betty (Ermil) Ramey, Fannie (Robert) Mankin, William Red (Charlotte) Tackett, all of Chillicothe, and Robert (Elaine) Tackett, Lawrence (Linda) Tackett; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Dockie Tackett, Ernest Tackett, Candy May McFaddin and Gladys Fyffe. Mr Tackett was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He had retired from Columbus Asphalt and Paving and local 423 Laborer's Union. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 108. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday Aug 30, 2002. in the Haller Funeral Home with Arlie Howard officiating. Military graveside services conducted by the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad will follow in Caldwell Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haller Funeral Home..

TEACH, Mable Lee (Salyer)
1924-2002
Mable Lee Teach, 78, of Lancaster, Ohio, and formerly of Springfield, died peacefully on August 5, 2002 in her home. She was born February 27, 1924 in Flat Gap, Kentucky, the daughter of Milliard and Martha (McKenzie) Salyer. Mable was employed at Robbins and Myers prior to becoming a wife and homemaker. She took pleasure in gardening, nature and homemaking. She was especially proud of her “backyard sanctuary” where she used her talents to nurture many varieties of flowers, plants and shrubs. Mable is survived by her sisters, Geneva Stambaugh, Pauline (Bud) Klontz, Springfield, Ohio, Irene (James Earl) Stapleton, Anna Jewel Blair, Volga, Kentucky; brother, Raymond (Janet) Salyer, Springfield, Ohio; special niece and caregiver, Delores McEnaney and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ellis Teach in 2000. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 8 in the Conroy Funeral Home with Rev. Karl Hartmann officiating. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WEHLE, Richard Paul
1929-2002
Richard Paul Wehle, 73, of Blacksburg, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Radford, Va. Born July 2, 1929, in Union City, N.J., a son of the late Paul Martin and Caroline Muck Wehle, he was retired from Island Creek Coal Company. Survivors include his wife, Anamary Stapleton Wehle of Blacksburg; and a daughter, Karen Marie Johnson of Pulaski, Va. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Larry Edmanson Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, Jack D.
Jack D. Wells died August 11, 2002. Beloved husband of Shirley. Dear father of Kimberly Collignon, Brian and Steven. Grandfather of Jeremy and Justin. Brother of Ronald and Liwanda Butcher. Funeral services at R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Garden City, MI, was held Tuesday, August 13 at 7 p.m.  Burial followed at Litteral Cemetery, Oil Springs, Ky. on Wednesday, August 14. Mr. Wells lived in Garden City, MI. the past 19 years, and was employed with United Airlines for the past 38 years. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WHEELER, Christine (Blanton)
1940-2002
Christine Wheeler, 61, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 19, 1940, in Magoffin County, a daughter of Fannie Meade Blanton and the late Ray Blanton, she was a retired beautician. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wheeler. Additional survivors include a brother, Ronald Blanton of Oil Springs; and two sisters, Peggy Vance of Oil Springs and Wanda Lockard of Morgantown, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Keith Horn and Dick VanHoose Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Literal Cemetery, Oil Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oil Springs Free Will Baptist Church or Paintsville First Christian Church by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home, that is in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WILLIAMS, Ale
1909-2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 31, 12 noon at Welcome Home Church of Jesus Christ for Ale Williams, 93, who passed away Thursday, August 29 2002 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Williams was born March 24, 1909 in Lincoln Co., W.Va., son of the late Jim and Linda Browning Williams. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Williams. Surviving are one daughter, Haley Williams of Hart, W.Va.; four brothers, Manual Williams of Webb, W.Va., Jarrett Williams of Louisa, Leo Williams of Breeden, W.Va., and Charlie Williams of Kermit, W.Va.; three sisters, Sarah Williams of Wilsondale, W.Va., Mary Spurlock of Breeden, W.Va., and Georgia Williams of Logan, W.Va. The service was officiated by Daniel Perry, Jessie Messer and Freddie Messer, with burial following in Kirk Cemetery, Breeden, W.Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
WILLIAMS, Bronley Gene
1945-2002
Bronley Gene Williams, 57, of Paintsville, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 10, 1945, in Knott County, he was a son of the late Everett Sr. and Garnetta Butcher Williams. He was a special education teacher for the Johnson County School System. Survivors include a brother, Jack Blake Williams of Franklin, Ind.; and a sister, Anna Laura Bowling of Fayetteville, W.Va. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Hugh Heneager officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Hall Funeral Home.

WRIGHT, Erma Jean
1927-2002
Erma Jean Wright, 74, of Keaton, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Keaton, a daughter of the late Merida and Liddie Fyffe Wright, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister, Kathleen Phillips of Gahanna, Ohio; and four brothers, James Wright and Murl Wright, both of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Luther Wright of Flat Gap, and Dean Wright of South Carolina. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Dean Meade today, Friday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Wright Cemetery, Keaton. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD


SEPTEMBER - 2002

BLAIR, Mary Elizabeth (Webb)
1916-2002
Mary Elizabeth Blair, 86, of Groveport, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born Sept. 3, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Martha Bowling Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Blair. Survivors include two daughters, Daisy Motts of Groveport, Ohio, and Nancy Castle of Milan, Mich.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 29, at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Donald Caudill officiating and under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

BLANTON, Melvin
1929-2002
Melvin Blanton, 72, of Beattyville, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. Born Nov. 11, 1929, in Oil Springs, a son of the late Ed and Ellen Fairchild Blanton, he was a retired supervisor with Ashland Oil Corp. Survivors include his wife, Fay Spencer Blanton of Beattyville; four sons, Larry Joe Blanton of Beattyville, Garry Dean Blanton of Owensboro, Melvin Blanton Jr., of Lexington, and Jerry Blanton of Morehead; two daughters, Shirley Ann Blanton of Orlando, Fla., and Debbie Botner of Beattyville; a brother, Jack Blanton of Oil Springs; a sister, Mary Cochran of Oil Springs; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 16, at Paintsville Funeral Home, with Elders Eulas Adams and Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Win, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.    PH

BLEVINS, Raney B.
1923 - 2002
Raney B. Blevins, 78, of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 18 2002. Born Nov. 25, 1923, in Relief, a son of Sanford and Rena Gambill Blevins, he was a retired clerk with the U.S. Post Office, a retired command sergeant major with the U. S. Army, a member of DAV, AUSA, and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Hill Blevins of Indian Harbour Beach; a brother, Ishmel Blevins of Fairborn, Ohio; and a sister, Dorothy Cottle of Beavercreek, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Johnny Estepp officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.   PH

BURKE, Angus Burke
1932–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, September 9, 11 a.m. at Heitmeyer Funeral Home for Angus Burke, 70, who passed away Thursday, September 5 2002 at Defiance Hospital, Defiance, Ohio. Mr. Burke was born December 2, 1932 in Van Lear, son of Robert Burke and the late Goldie Collins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Burke. Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Blankemeier Burke; two sons, Mike and Jeff Burke, both of Continental; one daughter, Peggy Bragg of Continental; five brothers, John Burke of Holgate, Lowell Burke of Van Lear, Bobby Burke of Walbash, Ind., and Paul Burke of Newport News, Va.; one sister, Wanda Dye of Van Lear; seven grandchildren. The service was officiated by Fr. Robert Kill, with burial following in Monroe Cemetery, Continental, Ohio.    PH

CANTRELL, Timothy Charles
1967–2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 11, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Timothy Charles Cantrell, 34, who passed away Sunday, September 8 2002, in Louisa. Mr. Cantrell was born December 23, 1967 in Louisa, son of Evalena Hayes Cantrell and the late Charles W. Cantrell. Surviving are his wife, Sandy Pilkington Cantrell of Louisa; one daughter, Erin Cantrell; one step-daughter, Megan Pilkington; one son, Timothy Charles Cantrell Jr.; one sister, Gloria Faye Wilks of Webbville; one brother, Gary Kennedy Cantrell of Louisa. The service was officiated by Rev. Roger Jordan with burial following in Moore Cemetery.   PH

CASTLE, Mitchell
1921-2002
Mitchell Castle, 81, of South Shore died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born May 4, 1921, in Johnson County.  He was the husband of Phoebe Boggs Castle.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday.  Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.  Military graveside services by James L. Flannery American Legion Post No. 276 of South Shore.

CHAFFIN, Don Chaffin
1931–2002
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 6 at Wilson Funeral Home for Don Chaffin, 71, who passed away Monday, September 2, 2002, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Chaffin was born August 13, 1931 at Twin Branch, Louisa, Ky., son of the late Okey and Alma Kitchen Chaffin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Preece Chaffin. Surviving are two daughters, Fern Workman of Louisa and Bain Hardin of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Cole Chaffin of Louisa; one sister, Donna Jean Wellman of Columbus, Oh.; one brother, Vaughan Chaffin of Louisa; four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Rev. Venny Vanhoose and Rev. Bobby Workman, with burial following in Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa.    PH

COBURN, Mark Edward
1957-2002
Mark Edward Coburn, 45, of Bedford, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Born Dec. 10, 1957, in Williamson, W.Va., a son of May Oma Coburn and the late Ray Edward Coburn, he was a retired railroad conductor with Southern Railroad. Additional survivors include a son, Shane Matthew Coburn of Bedford; a daughter, Stephanie Michelle Coburn of Bedford; three stepdaughters, Kimberly Gartin and Sasha Elias Salmons, both of Pinson Fork, and Angela Young of Varney; and a brother Bryan Coburn of Lexington. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 10, with Bill Waugh officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.    PH

COLLINS, Fredrick Donald, Jr.
1932-2002
Graveside services were conducted on Sunday, September 29, 2 p.m. at Kirk Cemetery at Nelson Branch, Louisa for Fredrick Donald Collins, Jr., 70, who passed away Thursday, September 26, 2002,  in Louisa. Mr. Collins was born May 1, 1932 in Mansfield, Ohio, son of the late Fredrick Donald and Nellie Collins. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Collins of Lakewood, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Collins of Louisa, and Michelle Collins of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Mickey Collins of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Francis Rice.    PH

DANIEL, Nancy
1931-2002
Nancy Daniel, 71, of Cincinnati, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, in Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born July 30, 1931, in Johnson County, Ky.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

DANIELS, Thelma
1908-2002
Thelma Daniels, 93, of Wayland died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1908, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Richard Lloyd and Luella Madge Heffner Daniels, she was a retired teacher and a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Castle, Herma Beverly, and Hazel Parsley. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Brad Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin.

DANIELS, Sybil
1909-2002
Sybil Daniels, 93, of Thealka, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 11, 1909, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Jeff and Vina Belcher Daniels, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Charles Douglas Daniels of Tutor Key; a brother, Jeff Daniels Jr. of Paintsville; two sisters, Anna Ruth Daniels of Nippa and Sarah Browning of Atlanta, Ga.; and several great grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Whippoorwill, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.    PH

DUNAWAY, Gracie Ann (Walters)
1929-2002
Gracie Ann Dunnway, 73, of Valrico, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Appollo Beach, Fla. Born Feb. 27, 1929, she was a daughter of Charlie and Recie Cantrell Walters. Survivors include five sons, William Williamson of Tampa, Fla., Roger Dunnway of Flint, Mich., Jimmy Dunnway of Tampa, Ronnie Dunnway of Wabash, Ind., and Paul Dunnway of Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Linda Spencer of Mt. Sterling, Janice Rivera of Branden, Fla., Bonnie Cooper of Syracuse, Ind., and Tracy Dunnway of Kokomo, Ind.; two brothers, Joe Eddie Walters of Boons Camp and Richard Walters of Marion, Ind.; seven sisters, Nora Moore, Margie Osborne and Betty Reed, all of Wabash, Margaret Walters of Paintsville, Nancy Fairchild and Darlene Fairchild, both of West Van Lear, and Elsie Lilly of Boons Camp; 23 grandchildren; and 31 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 29, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the Daniel-Walters Cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.   PH
Gracie Ann Walters Dunnaway...of Wabash Ind, passed away Sept 25, 2002,  in the Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon Fla. after an illness of 3 years , complications of a stroke and kidney failure due to being a diabetic for years...Born on feb, 27 1929 in Johnson co ky to the late Charlie and Recie Cantrell Walters, she was proceeded in death by her husband,The late Forrest Albert Dunnaway who passed way in 1976,Wabash Ind. also proceeding her in death was 1 brother, Robert Walters, Huntington Ind, and 2 sisters , Shirley Walters Fields, of w Van Lear and Sarah Ellen Walters Marshall also of w Van Lear.5 sons , William E Williamson(Buddy)of Appollo Beach,Fla, James Albert Dunnaway, Brandon Fla. Paul Daniel Dunnaway, Brandon Fla, Ronnie Dean Dunnaway, Wabash Ind. Roger Dale Dunnaway, Flint mi..and 4 daughters, Linda Carol Williamson Spencer (Sissy), Frenchburg Ky, Bonnie Jean Dunnaway Cooper, Goshen Ind,  Tracy Faye Dunnaway, Wabash Ind. and Janice Lee Dunnaway Riveria, Valrico Fla.....also surviving are 2 brothers , Richard Walters, Lafontaine, Ind,  Joe Eddie Walters, Boonscamp, Ky. 7 Sisters,... Nora Gene Moore,  Margie Osborn, Betty Reed all of Wabash Ind. Nancy Fairchild w Van Lear, Darlene Fairchild w Van Lear, Elsie Lilly Boonscamp Ky, Margret Jane Penix ,Van lear.23 Grand Children and 33 great grand children,. Services were held Sunday Sept 29 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, HagerHill Ky, with Charles Ray Banks ,and Rev Conley officiating, burial was in the Walter's and Daniel's Family Cem, Boonscamp, Ky.    PH

GAILE, Gwen (Howell)
1927-2002
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 26, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Gwen Gaile, 74, who passed away Saturday, September 21 at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla. Ms. Gaile was born November 19, 1927 at Dana, Ky., daughter of the late Hayden and Sadie (Akers) Howell. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Elenor Crum of Prestonsburg. The service will be officiated by Rev. Arnold Turner, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.    PH

HALE, Chris
1975-2002
Chris Hale, 27, of Tomahawk, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. Born Jan. 22, 1975, in Johnson County, a son of Stan Jr. and Carolyn Sue Campbell Hale, he was a contract welder. Additional survivors include two brothers, Richard Lee Hale and David Hale, both of Tomahawk; and five sisters, Janet Ward of Johnson County, Chattie Hinkle and Narine Hale, both of Tomahawk, Joyce Fairchild of Gallopolis, Ohio, and Josephine VanHoose of Greenwitch, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Jack Woody officiating. Burial was in Hale Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.    PH

HAMILTON, Frances (Meade) “Frankie”
1910-2002
Frances Meade “Frankie” Hamilton, 92, of Lexington, died Friday, Sept.13, 2002. Born April 11, 1910, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Wellington Reese and Addie Frances Perry Meade, she was a retired schoolteacher with Paintsville City School System and a member of Paintsville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Hamilton. Survivors include two daughters, Loetta Arnold of Lexington and Barbara Thiel of Orange, Calif; four brothers, Tom Meade, Douglas Meade, and Kenneth Meade, all of Paintsville, and Bobby Reed Meade of Lexington; two sisters, Mabel Meek of Lexington and Garnet Branham of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.    PH

HANNAH, Farrell
1922-2002
Farrell Hannah, 79, of Leander, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 5, 1922, in Johnson County, a son of the late Proctor and Mahala Shell Hannah, he was a coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Blair Hannah of Leander; three daughters, Iva Lee Lemaster of Hager Hill, Brenda Sue Lewis of Paintsville and Linda Lou Cochran of Findley, Ohio; a brother, Fredrick Hannah of Leander; two sisters, Armina Vandale of Charleston, W.Va., and Irene Koski of Tampa, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 20, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Revs. Donald Ray Caudill, Richard Williams, Larry Meadows and Powell Collins officiating. Burial will be in Hannah Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.   PH

HIGGINBOTHAM, Fay (Conley)
1935-2002
CAREY, OHIO-- Fay Higginbotham, 67, of 219 W. Findlay St., Carey, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. She was born March 1, 1935, in Johnson County, Kentucky to Lindsey and Cora L. (Arms) Conley. She married John Higginbotham on March 28, 1963, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, John Jr. of Sulphur, La.; Hank Conley, Atlanta, Ga.; five daughters, Diane Hussey and Betty Jo Twining, both of Carey; Mrs. Clark (Connie) Phillips and Tina Twining-Begley, both of Findlay; Tammy Higginbotham, Lexington, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Conley, Carey; Frank Conley, Pleasant Lake, Mich.; Billy Ray Conley, Jackson, Mich.; and four sisters, Joyce Ann Stanley, Jackson, Mich.; Opal Marshall, Marion; Mrs. Gabe (Ella Ree) Smith, Carey; Mrs. Thomas (Wanda) Resor, Pleasant Lake, Mich. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Dean and James Conley.  Mrs. Higginbotham was a homemaker.  She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Carey.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Harold Bowling, Arnie Rife and Russ Manns officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, and an hour before services Saturday at the church.

HOWELL, Angieline (Shell)
1925-2002
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 5, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, for Angieline Howell, 77, who passed away Monday, September 2 2002 at Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Mrs. Howell was born June 1, 1925 in Prestonsburg, daughter of the late James and Martha Adkins Shell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford Howell. Surviving are one son, Mitchell Howell of West Liberty; four daughters, Stella Bryant, Polly Howell, Mattie Howell and Diana Howell all of Martin, Ky.; two brothers, Henry Shell and Roosevelt (Buster) Shell, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Dorothy Baker of Somerset, Ky., and Mary Baker of Finley, Ohio. The service will be officiated by Rev. Tommy Nelson, with burial following in the Meade/Hackworth Cemetery on Left fork of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg.    PH

JAMES, Russell "Bully"
1918-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10, 10 a.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, for Russell James (Bully), 83, who passed away Sunday, September 8, 2002 . Mr. James was born November 8, 1918 in Martin County, son of the late Joseph and Nancy Pemberton James. He was preceded in death by one son, Martin C. James; one infant child. Surviving are his wife, Dolly Carter James; two sons, Russell James Jr. of Mansfield, Oh. and Ray James of Columbus, Oh.; four daughters, Virginia Reed of Paintsville, Alka Hardin of Inez, and Fay and Martha Raver, both of Columbus, Oh.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Clyde Waller, with burial following in James Cemetery, Inez.    PH

JONES, Neval (Chaffins)
1921-2002
Neval Chaffins Jones, 82, of Lackey, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness. Born June 28, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Beulah Berry Hite. She was a homemaker and a member of Lackey Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mark Chaffins; her second husband, Agnel Jones; and two sisters, Elva Preston and Beulah Hall. Survivors include two sons, Clinton “Buddy” Jones of Hueysville and Edward Roy Jones of Kendallville, Ind.; three daughters, Loretta Jo Slone and Mildred Diannia Mullins, both of Lackey, and Lavonna Gaye Knight of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Grace Birkholz of Merrick, N.Y., and Opal Branham of Hamilton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lackey Freewill Baptist Church, with Johnny Collins, Clarence Combs, James R. Duff and others officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery, Lackey, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

MAHAN, Jess Lee (Tankersley)
1920-2002
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m. at Burke Funeral Home for Jess Lee (Tankersley) Mahan, 82, who passed away Thursday, September 26 2002, at her Prestonsburg home after an extended illness. Mrs. Mahan was born February 26, 1920 at Pennington Gap, Va., daughter of the late Clarance Rufus Tankersley and Ella Esta McPherson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall C. Mahan. Surviving are one son, Carl Mahan of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Jere Allen of Leander, Tx., and Mary Lynn Mahan of Prospect, Ky. The service was officiated by Rev. Daniel Love, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, Ky.    PH

MARCUM, James
1917-2002
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 8, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for James Marcum, 85, who passed away Thursday, September 5 2002, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center following a long illness. Mr. Marcum was born June 12, 1917 in Lawrence County, son of the late Henry and Lutisha Short Marcum.  Surviving are his wife, Imogene C. Marcum of Louisa; five daughters, Stella Smith of Webbville, Ky., Patricia Wilson of Ashland, Hilda Brown of Louisa, Sheila Hayes of Winchester, Ky. and Rebecca Lemaster of Louisa; one son, James F. Marcum of Rush; one sister Lotice Spears of Ashland; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dr. James A. Hayes and Rev. Clifford Austin. A military graveside service was conducted by members of W.O. Johnson American Legion Post 89 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103, with burial following in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa.   PH

MCKENZIE, Jewell (Spradlin)
1914-2002
Jewell Spradlin McKenzie, 88, of Piketon, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Pike Community Hospital. Born June 28, 1914, in Manila, a daughter of the late Francis Marion and Lizzie Mae Blanton Tackett, she was a beautician. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Shay Spradlin; her second husband, Hobert McKenzie; and two brothers, Jack Tackett and Willard Tackett. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma F. Hannah of Piketon; two brothers, F. M. Tackett of Staffordsville and Emory Tackett of Windor, Ohio; a sister, Mabel Picklesimer of Thornville, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 6, at Paintsville United Baptist Church with Elders John R. Pelphrey, John Daniels and Arville Murray Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

O'BRYAN, Imogene (Blair)
1926-2002
Imogene (Blair) O'Bryan, 75, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Wednesday September 25, 2002 at her residence.  She was born Oct 2, 1926, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Hollie & Lizzie Blair.  She was a New Carlisle area resident for the past 40 years.  She is survived by two sons.  Gene O'Bryan of New Carlisle, Pat O'Bryan of Mason, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Richard Franks of New Carlisle; two sisters, Lorraine Blair Hannah of Leander, Kentucky, Geraldine Blair of New Carlisle, two brothers, James A Blair of Crossville, Tennessee, Elmer R. Blair of Springfield, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her husband Thurman O'Bryant; her parents, a brother, Earl Blair; a sister, Pauline Blair. Services will be held at 2 PM  Saturday September 28, 2002 with a visitation one hour prior at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN & CHRISTMAS FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio with Rev. Ernie Wright, and Rev. James A Blair officiating. Burial in New Carlisle Cemetery.  Friends may call 5-8 PM Friday in the funeral home. Friday, September 27, 2002 Dayton Daily News.

PRESTON, Gladys Mae (Conley)
1931-2002
Gladys Mae Conley Preston, 71, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Jan. 21, 1931, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Herschel B. and Gracie Fyffe Conley, she was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. Conley. Survivors include her husband, Bobby J. Preston of Tutor Key; two sons, Garry W. Preston of Dayton and Dennis A. Preston of Tutor Key; a daughter, Patricia Ann Preston of Dayton; two sisters, Ernestine Conn of Antioch, Tenn., and Evelyn Preston of Red Bush; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Jerry Castle Jr., and Paul V. Preston officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.    PH

PRESTON, James Edward
1924-2002
James Edward Preston, 78, of Ashland, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, in Ashland. He was born June 20, 1924, in Boone's Camp in Johnson County, Ky., the son of the late George and Veda Mullette Preston. He was a retired custodian for the city of Ashland, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Meade Station Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Vanhorn Preston; one daughter, Cythnia "Cindy" Miller and her husband, Richard, of Ashland; one brother, Estill Preston of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ashland Cemetery by Pastor Owen Miller.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.    PH

PRESTON, James Heber
1921-2002
James Heber Preston, 81, of Wittensville, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002. Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Johnson County, a son of the late J. Langley and Dolla Dixon Preston, he was a miner and a member of Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church and a WWII veteran. Survivors include his wife, Floine Williams Preston of Wittensville; a son, James Heber Preston of Evansville, Ind.; a daughter, Paulette Preston of Lexington; five sisters, Iva Bailey and Mary Lusk, both of Ashland, Herma Lee Lemaster of Lexington, Dixie VanHoose of Paintsville, and Erie Brown of Wittensville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 30, at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. J. K. Caudill and John P. Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery, Wittensville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.   PH

RATLIFF, Kenneth
1928-2002
Kenneth Ratliff, 73, of Marion, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born Dec. 21, 1928, in Paintsville, a son of the late Dennie and Delphia Wilcox Ratliff, he was a retired laborer with Weithman Brothers Construction, J. J. Johnson and various other construction companies, a member of Local Union # 574, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Nellie McCarty Ratliff of Marion; three daughters, Connie Davis, Kim Cox and Brenda Pheasant, all of Marion; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 23, at Boyd Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Horne officiating.  Burial was in Grand Prairie Cemetery under direction of Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.      PH

RIGSBY, Harry
1908-2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1, 1 p.m. at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel for Harry Rigsby, 93, who passed away Saturday, September 28, 2002, . Mr. Rigsby was born October 13, 1908 in Magoffin County, son of the late Lee and Lizzie Arnett Rigsby. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mousie Rowe Rigsby; one son, James Rigsby; one daughter, Ruth Patton; two brothers, Roy Rigsby and Jasper Rigsby; two sisters, Minnie Matthew and Amanda Ronie. Surviving are two daughters, Josetta Seagraves of Flat Gap, and Eva Johnston of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; one sister, Mae White of Paintsville; eight children; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Esknovah Jackson, with burial following in Rigsby Cemetery, Oakley, Kentucky.    PH

RISNER, Daisy Ellen (McQuire)
1951-2002
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 11, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg for Daisy Ellen Risner, 51, who passed away Sunday, September 8 2002 at Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Risner was born January 14, 1951 at Prestonsburg, daughter of the late J.D. McQuire, and Rosa Sammons McQuire. Surviving are her husband, James Risner of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Sinae Risner Young of Prestonsburg; one brother, Russell Sammons of Indiana; two sisters, Brenda Acres of Prestonsburg and Linda Cox of Louisville; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Pastor Mark Tackett, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.    PH

RISNER, Lena (Howard)
1915-2002
Lena Howard Risner, 87, of Salyersville died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. She was born March 5, 1915, in Magoffin County. She was the wife of the late R.B. "Blue" Risner. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Magoffin County Funeral Home in Salyersville, with ministers Casey Helton and Willard Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Patrick Cemetery in Bloomington.  Friends may call at 6 p.m. today, anytime Monday, and until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

SHEPLER, Howard Jr.
1940-2002
Funeral services were held Friday, September 13, 1 p.m. at Preston Funeral Home for Howard Shepler, Jr., 62, who passed away Wednesday, September 11 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Shepler was born February 17, 1940 in Warsaw, Ind., son of Irene Huth Shepler Teeter and the late Howard Shepler. Surviving are two sons, Adam and Josh Shepler of S. Whitley, Ind.; one daughter, Misty Shepler of S. Whitley, Ind.; one brother, Richard Shepler of Tenn.; one sister, Patricia Hannah of Thelma, Ky. The service was officiated by Roger Hill and Willard VanHoose, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

WARD, Daisy A. (Caudill)
1924–2002
Daisy A. Ward, 77, of Ashville, died September 16, 2002 at her residence. She was born December 7, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Dolly (Conley) Caudill. She was retired from Belmont Casket Company and attended Millport Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ora W. “Woody” Ward; brother, Dallas Caudill and sister, Dorothy Caudill. She is survived by her daughters, Kay Toole of Ashville, Jeannie Clark of Columbus and Rayoma Campbell Keys of Ashville; grandchildren, Brock Riley, Joe Day II, Kenny and Kendra Richmond and Troy DeMarino and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 18 at the Wellman Funeral Home, Ashville with Rev. Ervin Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Twp. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Pickaway County.   PH

WARD, Daniel Jr.
1924-2002
Daniel Ward Jr., 78, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at his home in Enon, Ohio, of lung cancer. He was born December 20, 1924, on John’s Creek in Johnson County, a son of the late Daniel and Betsy Ann “Nanny” Castle Ward. He was retired from the Dayton (Ohio) public school system and was the recipient of a Purple Heart and other medals as a US Army veteran of World War II. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Beatrice Spradlin Ward; three sons, Gary of Odessa, Tx., Michael of Fairborn, Ohio, and Phillip of Enon; one brother, Terry Roland Ward of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one sister, Ruby Blunk of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were September 18 at the Enon Church of God, with burial in the Enon Cemetery, under the direction of Belton Funeral Home.

WEBB, Anna K. (Spradlin)
1940-2002
Anna K. Webb, 62, of West Van Lear died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at her residence. Born Jan. 29, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Laura Robinette Spradlin. Survivors include six sons, John R. Osborne of West Van Lear, James Robinette of Salyersville, Buddy Osborne of Paintsville, William Webb of Thealka, Reesie Webb of Thealka and Hershell Eugene Webb of Thealka; five daughters, Tammy Ann Burchett of Stambaugh, Ethel Jean Estep of Denver, Kathy Ann Winters of Michigan, Darlene Jane Mollett of Auxier and Anna Marie Hunt of Stanville; a sister, Hazel Arms of Robinette, W.Va.; 18 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Donald Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill.    PH

WEBB, Kelly A.
1918-2002
Kelly A. Webb, 83, of Jenkins, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, Pikeville. Born Dec. 29, 1918, in Van Lear, a son of the late Willie and Bertha Clark Webb, he was a veteran of WW II having served in the U. S. Army, a member of D.A.V. Chapter #18, Auxier, a retired coal miner from Princess Elkhorn Coal Co., David, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Boling Webb; two daughters, Gwendalyn Duclos of Ambin, Ohio, and Pamela Blair of Jenkins; a brother, Chester Webb of Van Lear; three sisters, Irene McKenzie of Auxier, Elsie M. Ramey of Paintsville and Bernie Austin of Hager Hill; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 6, at Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Martin.    PH

WHEELER, Marjorie B. (Conley)
1919-2002
Marjorie B. Wheeler, 83, of Bidwell, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. Mrs. Wheeler was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Staffordsville, Ky., the daughter of the late Robert Wickliff Conley and Frankie Hannah Conley. She was the wife of the late Orin Wheeler, who died in 1991.  She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Melvin, and one sister, Alka Holbrook. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Westwood, Ky.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Linda Wheeler of Bidwell and James Robert and Shelby J. Wheeler of Dry Ridge, Ky.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Warren of New Lebanon and Lexie Nuckles of Wellston. Graveside services will be Monday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at Bellefonte Memorial Garden in Flatwoods, with Pastor Mike Rice officiating. There will be no public visitation.  Willis Funeral Home of Gallipolis is in charge of arrangements.

WOLFE, Carole (Dills)
1924-2002
Carole Dills Wolfe, 78, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born Dec. 24, 1924, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Forrest Anthony and Leona Lemaster Dills, she was a secretary with Perry and Preston Law Firm. Survivors include her husband, Dean Wolfe of Wittensville; a son, Rod Wolfe of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter, Pat Colvin of Wittensville; a sister, Ann Dills of Wittensville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 8, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Rev. Junior Womack officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park under direction of Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.    PH


OCTOBER - 2002

ARNETT, Lula (Back)
1912–2002
Lula Back Arnett, 90, of Parkway Drive, Salyersville, widow of Woodrow Arnett, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Arnett was born June 7, 1912, in Magoffin County. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Woodrow Arnett Cemetery, Salyersville.

BAKER, Eunice (Grimm)
1917–2002
Eunice Grimm Baker, 85, of Harrodsburg Health Care Center formerly of Versailles died Friday, October 25 2002. Born in Johnson County on January 17, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Ruthie Castle Grimm. Mrs. Baker is survived by two sons, Danny K. Baker of Versailles and Fred W. Baker of Lawrenceburg. Nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great- grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by William Baker who was the father of Danny and Fred Baker, and also the father of two other sons who preceded her in death, Jackie and Bill Baker, four sisters, and two brothers also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 29 at the Duell Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Don White. Burial followed in the Rosecrest Cemetery. Casketbearers were Fred J. Baker, Danny Baker, Bryan Baker, Whitey Meek and Johnny Walls.

BALDWIN, Fannie (Blair)
1912-2002
Fannie Baldwin, 89, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 22, 1912, in Denver, a daughter of the late Andy and Mini Pelphrey Blair, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bayless Baldwin. Funeral services will be today, Friday, Oct 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elder Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.    PH

BALDWIN, Hattie
1906-2002
Hattie Baldwin, 96, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, in Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. She was born June 1, 1906 in Denver, Ky. Mrs. Baldwin was preceded in death by her husband. Lloyd Baldwin. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Preston Funeral Home, Inc. in Paintsville. Burial will be in Horne Cemetery at Staffordsville.    PH

BARKER, Emery Otis
1925 - 2002
Emery Otis Barker, 77, of Wittensville, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Barker was born July 15, 1925, in Johnson County. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Crace Barker. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.    PH

BEAM, Kermit
1948-2002
Kerman Beam, 54, of Grove City, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born March 17, 1948, in Mason, Texas, he was a son of the late Manuel and Alma Merideth Beam. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Randall Glenn Beam of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Elizabeth Michael Woods, Kristy Charlene Beam, and Natasha Lee Beam, all of Columbus, and Jennifer Nicole Miller of Elizabethtown; two brothers, Billy Beam of Mason and Wiltor Beam of Wichita Falls, Texas; and five sisters, Betty Robertson of San Antonio, Texas, Wanda White of Mason, Norma Britten of Montery, Ind., and Mae Holly and Angie Rissle, both of Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Sugar Grove United Baptist Church, with Elders Eual McKenzie and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Little Blaine, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

BURKE, Robert Ulysses
1904-2002
Robert Ulysses Burke, 97, of Louisa, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Born Oct. 26, 1904, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Grant and Addie Clifton Burke. He was a retired coal miner/farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Collins Burke; and a son, Angus Burke. Survivors include six sons, Willis Burke and Lowell Burke, both of Van Lear, Paul Burke of Newport News, Va., John Burke of Ohio and Bob Burke of Wabash, Ind.; a daughter, Wanda Dye of Van Lear; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Minister Bob McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Burke Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.    PH

CANTRELL, Lexie May (Salyer)
1921–2002
Lexie May Salyer Cantrell, 80, of Volga, Ky. died early Friday, October 11, 2002, in the Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville, Ky. Born October 5, 1921, in Johnson County, Ky., the daughter of the late Millard and Sarah Estep Salyer. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Arthur Cantrell of Volga; three daughters, Betty May Cantrell, Carol Cantrell, and Janie Caudill, all of Flat Gap; two sons, Danny Wayne Cantrell of Urbana, Oh., and David Cantrell of Flat Gap; one brother, James Salyer of West Virginia; and one sister, Ruby Butcher of West Virginia; four grandchildren and one great-greatchild. Funeral services were held Monday, October 14, 2002 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Salyer and Elder Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.    PH

CASTLE, Elva L.
Elva L. Castle, 82, a longtime resident of North Lewisburg, died peacefully with his family at his side Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures. He was the former owner of Castle Home Building and Development for more than 40 years and was a former employee of Westinghouse in Bellefontaine. He attended the North Lewisburg Church of Christ in Christian Union until his failing health. He was born in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Sullivan and Mima Wilbur Castle and was predeceased by a brother and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys P. Weaver Castle whom he married April 3, 1946; a daughter, Wanda (Everett) McClasky of Marion; four sons, Eugene Castle of Edison, Steven L. (Linda) Castle and   Keith A. (Susan) Castle of North Lewisburg and Darrell (Cathy) Buffenbarger of Tampa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel (Jim) Organ of North Lewisburg, Jean (Don) Jones of Union City and Faye (Jim) Ferryman of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Freshwater- McDonald Funeral home in North Lewisburg and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.    PH

CASTLE, Iva Jean (Arms)
1929-2002
Iva Jean Arms Castle, 73, of Thealka, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. Born March 13, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Ida Collins Arms. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, William Franklin Castle; and two grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Ernest “Cracker Bill” Castle of Thealka; five sons, Leroy Salyers and Randy Allen Castle, both of Thealka, Ronald David Castle of Hager Hill, Ralph Castle of Mather, Tenn., and Glenn Richard Castle of Martin County; four daughters, Kathy Wheeler and Trish Reeves, both of Flemingsburg, Wanda Louise Tackett of Wheelwright, and Edith Marie Jackson of Thealka; a brother, Sanford Shorty Arms of Thealka; three sisters, Virgie Wheeler of Flemingsburg, Dora Clark, and Joyce Taylor of Thealka; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 31, at Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Gary Blair and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Arms Family Cemetery, Well Hollow, Thealka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

CHANDLER, Envie (Castle)
1913-2002
Envie Chandler, 89, formerly of Beaver, died Wednesday, in Pleasant Hill Convalescent Center in Piketon. Born October, 24 1913, in Johnson County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Amos and Bertha (Scarberry) Castle. Survivors include four sons; Dencil (Shirley) Chandler, of Columbus, Estell (Sandy) Chandler of Chillicothe, Willis (Sarah) Chandler of Piketon, Eugene (Cathy) Chandler of Beaver, four daughters; Dot (Vern) Remy, of Ashville, Joyce Lawson, of Beaver, Carolyn (Jay) Sparks, of Jackson, and Frances (Dwight) Rodgers, of Waverly, 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by one granddaughter; Tonyia Delay, four sisters; Millie Sadler, Monnie Preston, Edna Hampton, Zelma Rapp, three brothers, Amos Castle, Mitchell Castle, and an infant brother. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver with Rev. Dan King officiating. Burial in Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.. DEATHDATE: Oct.23 2002

CLICK, Murel
1914-2002
Murel Click, 88, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at his residence. Born Feb. 14, 1914, in Johnson County, a son of the late Joe and Ada Conley Click, he was a retired coal miner and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rushie Hackworth Click. Survivors include four sons, James Click, Jessie Click and Jimmy click, all of Flat Gap, and Jackie Click of Staffordsville; two daughters, Judy Cochran of Hager Hill and Jo Ann Creech of Volga; five sisters, Maxie Caudill and Neva Blanton, both of Swamp Branch, Okie Conley of Carrie, Ohio, Rushie Spears of Leander, and Mary Ramey of Shelby, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 7, at Riceville New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Roger Thornsbury and Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.    PH

DANIEL, Dortha
1913-2002
Dortha Daniel, 89, of River, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Daniel was born April 27, 1913, in Johnson County. Her husband, Richard Wade "Bus" Daniel, preceded her in death. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Daniel Cemetery in River.    PH

DANIELS, Maude (McFarland)
1910-2002
Maude “Mac” Daniels, 92, of Paintsville, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 31, 1910, in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late John and Rera Risner McFarland, she was a retired merchant and owner of Family Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Daniels. Survivors include a son, Michael A. Daniels of Winchester; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 10, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.    PH

DELONG, Mabel (Fannin)
1911–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 26, 1 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home for Mabel Delong, 90, who passed away Thursday, October 24, 2002. Mrs. Delong was born December 1, 1911 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Leonard and Maudie Smith Fannin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Delong; one grandchild, Steve Delong. Surviving are three sons, James Delong of Estero, Fla., Clifford Delong of Windsor, Ohio and Delbert Delong of Cynthiana, Ky.; one daughter, Bonnie Rice of West Van Lear; two brothers, Leonard Fannin, Jr. of West Van Lear, and Herman Fannin of Chardon, Ohio; one sister, Ethel Burchell of Flatwoods, Ky.; nine grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one step great- grandchild. The service was officiated by Manford Fannin, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.   PH

DUTTON, Gypsie Marie  (Crum)
1911-2002
Gypise Marie Dutton, 91, of Kokomo, Ind., died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002.  Born Aug. 8, 1911, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Effie Penix Crum. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Dutton of Kokomo; three sons, Panzel L. Dutton of Zenia, Ohio, Donald Dutton of Kokomo and Raymond Dutton of Miamisburg, Ohio; and three sisters, Marda Crum and Janie Butcher, both of Boons Camp, and Estarah Davis of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 21, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Revs. Jake Crum, Claude Mollette, Glen Penix and Shade Walters officiating. Burial was in Crum Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.    PH

ESTEPP, Della Marie
1923-2002
Della Marie Estepp, 79, of Thealka, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Estepp was born April 18, 1923, in Johnson County. She is survived by her husband, Lundie Estepp. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.    PH

GIBSON, Kenneth J.
1941–2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, October 18, 1 p.m. at Lake Front Church of God for Kenneth J. Gibson, 61, who passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at St. Claire Medical Center. Mr. Gibson was born April 30, 1941 in Magoffin County, son of the late Boyd and Eva Crace Gibson.  Surviving are his wife, Christine Tackett Gibson; one son, Benjamin Eric Gibson of Salyersville; one daughter, Lisa Jo Koch of Salyersville; one step-daughter, Jennifer Brown of Salyersville; six brothers, Ellis Ray Gibson of McKee, Ky., Henry Clay Gibson of Winchester, Ky., Bill Gibson of Salyersville, Larry Gibson of Fairborn, Ohio, Gary Gibson of Whiteoak, Ky., and Jim Gibson of Paintsville; three sisters, Rella Faye Wheeler of Crocket, Ky., Edith Grey Fannin and Alta Mae Murphy, both of Salyersville; four grandchildren. Services were officiated by Larry Patrick with burial following in Patrick Lovely Cemetery, Johnson Fork, Kentucky.   PH

HALL, Virginia (Harrod)
1908-2002
Virginia Harrod Hall, 94, of Scottsville, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Cal Turner Extended Care. Born Sept. 16, 1908, in Nelson County, she was a registered nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lloyd Hall. Survivors include two sons, Dr. John Hall of Scottsville and Dr. William M. Hall of Somerset; a daughter, Margaret Ellen Sturdivant of San Diego, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 33 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 6, at St. Lukes Catholic Church, Scottsville, with Father Robert Damron officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville.

HART, Francis B. (Bradley)
1925-2002
Frances B. “Frankie” Hart, 76, of Forest Hill, Md., formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, Md. Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Lewis Mancer and Almeda Ann Shepherd Bradley, he was a retired telephone operator with South Central Bell. Survivors include a son, Bernard Francis Hart of Forest Hill; four sisters, Numia Pickle of Paintsville, Mary Schell of Flint, Mich., Gladys Oppenheimer of Worthington, Ohio, and Edyth Onstott of Rochester, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 4, at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, Staffordsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.    PH

HOWARD, Offutt
1923-2002
Offutt Howard, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 9, 1923, in Martin County, he was a son of Ben and Susan Harless Howard. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Odie Page Howard; six sons, Offutt Howard Jr., Curt Howard, Ronnie Howard and Lonnie Howard, all of Van Lear, Marvin Howard of Staffordsville, and Delbert Howard of Ohio; four daughters, Betty Daniels of Van Lear, and Mary Jane Carpenter, Joyce Murry and Goldie Daniels, all of Pikeville; four brothers, Darce Howard, Charlie Howard, and Jerry Howard, all of Ohio, and Albert Howard of Florida; a sister, Goldie Goble of Inez; three half sisters, Lola Thacker and Brenda Stevens, both of Ohio, and Geneva Dennison of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several step grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Revs. Lowell Webb and Manford Fannin officiating. Burial will in Goble Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

HUGHES, Nell (Lemaster)
1927-2002
Nell Lemaster Hughes, 75, of Prestonsburg died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born Sept. 20, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William Herbert and Beulah Blanton Lemaster. She was a homemaker and attended Long  Fork United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Hughes Jr. Survivors include a son, Larry Hughes of Prestonsburg; a brother, Paul Lemaster of West Prestonsburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 20, at Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Elders John Pelphrey and Press Hughes officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Pallbearers were Alex Hughes, Larry Hughes II, Bobby Wells Jr., Keith Hughes, Pete Lemaster, David Lemaster and Herbert Lemaster.

LEMASTER, Delano
1938-2002
Delano Lemaster, 64, of Shepherdsville died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Audubon Hospital, Louisville. Born May 27, 1938, in Johnson County, a son of Mace and Ollie Thompson Lemaster, he was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Sara Rebecca Howard Lemaster; three sons, Scotty Lemaster of West Van Lear, Ronnie Lemaster of Carrollton and Tim Lemaster of Shepherdsville; a brother, Richard Lemaster of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Mary Ellen Pitt and Jean Daniels, both of Columbus, and Carol Sue Booth of Circleville, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Skaggs-Young Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.    PH

LEMASTER (Wheeler)
1915-2002
Dorothy Lemaster, 87, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born July 8, 1915, at Blaine, she was a daughter of the late Morton and Manda Greene Wheeler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnie Lemaster. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jim Price and Harold Williams officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.

MAYNARD, Gracie
1929–2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 16, at Pack Bottom United Baptist Church for Gracie Maynard, 72, who passed away Sunday, October 13 2002, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Ms. Maynard was born December 17, 1929 in Martin Co., daughter of the late John and Patty Jude Maynard.  Surviving are six sons, Lonnie, Darrell, and William Maynard, all of Inez, Jessie and Jeff Maynard, both of Louisa, and John Maynard of Allendale, Mich.; eight daughters, Geraldine Cornett and Wanda Davis, both of Inez, Lucille Rose of Warfield, Rosaleen Chaffin of Roseville, Oh., Kathern Muncy of Wittensville, Nola Haug of Winchester, Ohio, Patty Blackburn of Kermit, W.Va., and Lois Lawson of Inez; one brother, Johnny Parsley of Inez; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Lonnie Ratliff and Jimmy Maynard, with burial following in the Maynard Family Cemetery, Inez. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.    PH

MCDOWELL, Billie Jean (Rice)
1937-2002
Billie Jean Rice Grubb McDowell, 65, of 3141 Carter Ave., Ashland, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at her residence. She was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Luther and Mary Rice. Surviving are her husband, Ronnie Gene McDowell; eight children, Marie Thomas, Joseph Grubb and Robin McCoy, all of Ashland, Arminda Bishop and Theresa Geeting, both of Tennessee, Eddie Bosley and Brenda Allen, both of Texas, and Denise Franklin of Virginia; one stepson, Ronnie Dean McDowell of Lexington, Ky.; five sisters, Nellie Gillum and Ruth Short, both of Ashland, Josephine Stapleton of West Virginia, Betty Scaggs of Michigan and Gladys Martinez of Washington; two brothers, LeRoy Rice of Ashland and Luther Rice of Portsmouth, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum by the Rev. Johney Little. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call at Mrs. McDowell's residence after 5 p.m. Friday. Miller Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

MEEK, Homer
1931-2002
Homer Meek, 71, of Meally, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at his residence. Born Jan. 17, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Willis and Mollie Delong Meek. He was a retired coal miner and a Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Mills Meek of Meally; three daughters, Vickie Daniel of River, Tonya McDavid of Grayson and Twana Hickman of Boons Camp; three sons, Steve Meek of  Stambaugh, Gary Meek of Boons Camp and James Meek of Meally; two sisters,  Joyce Blevins of Staffordsville and Darlene Clark of W. Alexander, Ohio; two brothers, Arnold Meek of Stanville and Paul Meek of Boons Camp; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct 23, at Preston Funeral Chapel with Revs. David Meek and Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Meek Family Cemetery, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.    PH

MULLINS, Dessie (Skaggs)
1906-2002
Dessie Mullins, 96, of Martha, died Tuesday, Oct.29 2002. Born Jan. 17, 1906, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Carrie Osborne Skaggs. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Okie Mullins; five brothers, John M. Skaggs, Calvin Skaggs, Mitchell Skaggs, Harrison Skaggs and Homer Skaggs; and three sisters, Lexie Skaggs, Dixie Smith and Esta Wright. Survivors include three sons, Glair Mullins of Cottonwood, Tenn., Redgel Mullins of Galena, Ohio, and Carroll Mullins of Ashland; two daughters, Eunice Adams of Marion, Ind. and Gloria Ferguson of Martha; a brother, Homer Skaggs of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 31, Eldridge Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Burial was in Skaggs and Wright Cemetery under  direction of Eldridge Funeral Home.

MUSGRAVE, Flossie D.(Risner)
1922-2002
CAREY-OHIO
Flossie Diane Musgrave, 80, of 216 W. South St., Carey, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at the Heritage, Findlay. She was born June 24, 1922, in Paintsville, Ky. to Dallas and Fannie (Caudill) Risner. She married Carl Allen Musgrave on July 23, 1945, and he died July 8, 2001. Surviving are six sons, Carl Henry of Findlay; George Edward of Baytown, Texas; Clyde Allen and James Roy, both of Carey; Ronald Joseph of Falston, Md.; and Paul Allen of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a daughter, Carla Diane Stevens, Carey; 30 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty McKee; and a brother, Paul Risner.  Mrs. Musgrave was a homemaker and was retired from Westinghouse Corp., Upper Sandusky. She was a welder in a Dayton airplane factory during World War II. She graduated from Portsmouth High School and attended Tiffin Business College.  She was a member of Beechgrove E.U.B. Church, formerly in Carey.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, the Rev. Cynthia Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Dorcas Carey Public Library.

OAKS, Dalton James
2002
Dalton James Oaks, five-month-old son of Orville Clay and Tracy Lynn Oaks of Ft. Campbell, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Jerry and Eunice Oaks of Prestonsburg; maternal grandparents, Jack and Bedelia Hardman of Omaha, Neb.; paternal great- grandmother, Fern Allen; maternal great-grandmother, Toots Wilcoxson; two brothers, Jack Walker and Clayton Oaks, both of Ft. Campbell; and a sister, Frankie Marie Oaks of Ft. Campbell. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplin Scott Brown and Rev. Toby Johnson officiating. Burial was in Oaks Family Cemetery, Patsy, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.   PH

PHELPS, Larry
1949-2002
Larry Phelps, 52, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Meally, died Thursday, Oct. 3 2002. Born Oct. 5, 1949, in Johnson County, the son of Edwin (Pete) and Carmona Webb Phelps, he was a carpenter. Additional survivors include two sons, Jonathan Michael Phelps and Jason Mathew Phelps, both of Garland; and a sister, Janet Taylor of Meally. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Phelps and Son Funeral Home Paintsville chapel with Leroy Auxier officiating. Burial will be in the Phelps Family Cemetery at Meally under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.    PH

PICKLESIMER, Lillian Clare (Moore)
1926-2002
Lillian Clare Picklesimer, 76, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Life Care Nursing Home, Colorado Springs. Born Oct. 1, 1926, in Brown County, Ohio, she was a daughter of Bertie Leona Penny Moore and the late Frederick Moore, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewellyn Gray  Picklesimer. Survivors include two sons, Greg Picklesimer of Colorado Springs and Martin Picklesimer of Sardinia, Ohio; a daughter, Debra Moran of Guyton, Ga.; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral  Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. David Robirds officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Volga.    PH

POWERS, Anna
1912 - 2002
Anna Powers, 90, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Powers was born Oct. 1, 1912 in Johnson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvile Powers. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel in Paintsville. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Webb Hollow in Van Lear.    PH

PREECE, Glen H.
1936-2002
Glenn H. Preece, 66, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2002 at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Born Aug. 2, 1936, in Martin County, a son of the late Arthur and Corma Davis Preece, he was a retired welder with Kentucky-West Virginia Gas company. Survivors include his wife, Iva Dean Perry Preece of Lexington; a son, Gary Preece of Lexington; two daughters, Glendine Peece Hale of Prestonsburg and Charlotte Preece Combs of Lexington; two brothers, Winfrey Preece and Arthur Kenny Preece, both of Inez; two sisters, Monica Horn of Inez and Sue Few of Barboursville, W.Va.; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 4, at Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Manford Fannin and Jeff Cooper officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

PRESTON, Irene
1916-2002
Irene Preston, 86, of Nippa, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002 in the Paul B. Hall Medical Center at Paintsville. Mrs. Preston was born March 9, 1916, in Magoffin County. She was the widow of Walter Preston. Funeral services will be noon Monday at the Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Burial will be in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsvillle.    PH

REED, Robert Paul
1935-2002
Robert Paul Reed, 61, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 9, 1935, in Johnson County, a son of Hazel VanHoose Reed of Flat Gap and the late John Reed, he was a carpenter and a member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Luria Curtis Fyffe Reed of Flat Gap; two sons, Bobby Reed of Tutor Key and Alan Shannon Reed  of Thelma; three stepsons, Charles J. Fyffe of Flat Gap, David Fyffe of Sitka and Dewayne Fyffe of Manassas, Va.; a daughter, Betty Jo Welch of Paintsville; three brothers, Donald Reed, Howard Reed and Daryl Reed, all of Paintsville; three sisters, Wilma Collins of East Point, Lillian Gambill of Flat Gap and Wanda Yound of Paintsville; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and five step great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 4, at Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Gale Music and Wendell Isom officiating. Burial will be in Holbrook Cemetery, Elna, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.   PH

RITCHIE, Edward
1918-2002
Edward Ritchie, 84, of Seal Ave. Piketon, died 9 a.m. Friday, October 25 2002, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born on April 10 1918, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late George Ritchie and Julia (Adams) Ritchie. On January 4 1946, he married Wilma (Havens) Ritchie, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gary Edward Ritchie of Piketon, Ohio, three grandchildren, Amanda Kay Ritchie Harris and daughters, Brianna Rochelle and Brooklynn Cheyenne, Scott Edward Ritchie and daughter, Allessandra Rose and Jill Elizabeth (Jason Edward) Hatfield and daughter, Kali Joan. In addition to his parents, Wdward was proceeded in death by a daughter-in-law, Sandra Joan Ritchie, two half-brothers, Earl and Miltie Ritchie and two half-sisters, Minnie Smith and Leona Lemaster. Ed was a retired custodian for Scioto Valley Local Schools in Pike COunty and the Piketon Post Office, a former Boy Scout Leader, coached the first Pee Wee football team in Piketon, was named Piketon's Most Prominent Citizen by the Piketon's Lion Club in 1967 and was named Piketon Red Streaks #1 Fan. He served on the Pikeotn Fire Department for 25 years, was a World War II Army Veteran, and was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star Medals while serving as Sergeant in the 37th Division, a life member of D.A.V. and a member of American Legion Merritt Post 142, Waverly. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday October 28 2002, at Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home, Piketon, with Rev. John Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Piketon, where Graveside Military Services will be held by American Legion Merritt Post 142, Waverly. Friends may call at the Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piketon Jasper United Methodist Church.

SALYERS, Berlin
1932 - 2002
Berlin Salyers, 70, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, in Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Salyers was born June 16, 1932, in Johnson County. He is survived by his wife, Hermalee Webb Salyers. The funeral will be at noon Monday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. Friends may call today and until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.    PH

SLONE, Harrison
1930–2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 30, 1 p.m. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home for Harrison Slone, 72, who passed away Sunday, October 27 at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Slone was born August 21, 1930 in Martin County, son of the late Harrison and Lola Bratton Slone. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Maynard Slone; three sons, Danny and Harold Slone, both of Beauty, and Chalice Slone of Proctorville, Ohio; two brothers, Carl Slone of Van Lear and Bob Slone of Beauty, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Kirk of Boyd County, and Francis Sluss of Lovely, Ky.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Kenneth Gore and John Horn, with burial following in the Slone Family Cemetery.

SPARKS, Lillie "Frozie" (Phipps)
1918-2002
Lilly “Frozie” Adams Sparks, 84, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Jan. 6, 1918, in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Warner and Nettie Prater Phipps, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia “Tooter” Adams Castle of Paintsville; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.   PH

STAMBAUGH, Frances Mae (Lyons)
1926–2002
Funeral services were held Friday, October 25, 2 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Frances Mae Stambaugh, 76, who passed away Tuesday, October 22 2002, at St. Joe’s Medical Center, Lexington. Mrs. Stambaugh was born May 22, 1926 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jim and Juanita Perry Lyons. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Stambaugh. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy VanHoose of Paintsville, and Connie Caudill of Troy, Tenn.; five brothers, Robert and John Lyons, both of Staffordsville, Frank Lyons of Michigan, Butch Conn of River, and Jim Lyons of Cinncinatti, Oh.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Dean Meade, with burial following in the family cemetery, River.    PH

STANDIFER, Gary Jr. "Bub's"
1983-2002
Gary Standifer, Jr., 19, of River, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002 in Wittensville. He was the son of Gary Standifer and Karen Collier Spears. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Preston Funeral Chapel in Paintsville. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Gary Jr. "Bub's" was born June 28,1983 in Johnson County , he was survived by his Sisters Lisa Collins and Brandy Standifer . Officiating at Gary's services was  Rev. Steve Rose.

STAPLETON, Noah
1904-2002
Noah Stapleton, 98, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 28, 1904, in Johnson County, a son of the late Sandy and Hattie Brown Stapleton, he was retired from Millers Pipeline Company. Survivors include his wife, Emma Adams Stapleton of Flat Gap; two sons, James Earl Stapleton and William David Stapleton, both of Flat Gap; four daughters, Betty Thompson of Sitka, Hattie Mae Auxier of Paintsville, and Mary Perciful and Judy O’Bryan, both of Flat Gap; a brother, Rex Stapleton of Flat Gap; a sister, Pearl Hines of Monticello, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and several great- and great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.    PH

TACKETT, Billy Ray
1934-2002
Billy Ray Tackett, 68, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at his residence. Born Aug. 5, 1934, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Sherman Tackett and Cynthia Salyer Tackett. He was a retired auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Pauline Hampton Tackett; a daughter, Brenda Kay Ward of Offutt; five sons, Anthony Tackett, William Gregory Tackett, David Tackett and Kenneth Tackett, all of Staffordsville, and Jeffery Tackett of Volga; a brother, Sherman “Whitie” Tackett Jr. of Staffordsville; a sister, Lillie Mae Holbrook of Paintsville; a half brother, Robert Jones of Volga; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.    PH

TURNER, Kaden Ray
1982–2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 31, 1 p.m. at Cordell Freewill Baptist Church for Kaden Ray Turner, 20, who passed away Sunday, October 27 2002. Mr. Turner was born March 4, 1982 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, son of James Kenneth and Donna Dixon of Blaine. Surviving are two sisters, Kimber Turner and Jessica Childers; 17 foster brothers and sisters; one half brother, Douglas Turner of Point, Texas; two brothers, Bobby Trent and Jamie Pennington; maternal grandparents, Barbara Hall of Emery, Texas and Jimmie Stone of Salisaw, Ok.; paternal grandparents, Jean Dixon of Greenville, Texas. The service will be officiated by Bobby Workman, with burial following in Bryant Cemetery, Brushy, Ky.    PH

VANHOOSE, Janet L. (Clay)
1943-2002
Janet L. VanHoose, 59, 41 Noble St., died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on Jan. 29, 1943, in Johnson County, Ky., to Ollie and Walena (Murray) Clay. She married William VanHoose on July 20, 1963, in Johnson County, Ky. He died on Nov. 3, 1991. She graduated from Oil Springs High School, Kentucky, in 1961. She was a longtime employee of United Technologies, and had lived in Wabash for 35 years. Surviving are a daughter, Johnna (Thomas) VanHoose Dinse, Indianapolis; two brothers, Douglas Clay, Lagro, and Gary Clay, Kentucky; and a sister, Regina Clay, Johnson County, Ky. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel. The Rev. David A. Dell will officiate. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset.    PH

VANHOOSE, Sylvia (Arrowood)
1927-2002
Sylvia VanHoose, 75, of River died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born March 10, 1927, in River, she was a daughter of the late Garrett and Fannie DeBoard Arrowood. Survivors include her husband, Earl VanHoose of River; two sons, Ray Morris VanHoose of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Larry Eugene VanHoose of River; a daughter, Jannett Sue Copley of Reynoldsville, Ohio; a brother, Garrett Arrowood Jr. of Cinncinati, Ohio; three sisters, Fannie Ellen Gray, Garnett and Vivian Gray, all of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 12, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Barry Keith VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.   PH

WELLS, Billie Ray
1943–2002
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 9, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Billie Ray Wells, 59, who passed away Sunday, October 6 2002. Mr. Wells was born March 7, 1943 in Letcher County, Ky., son of the late Denver and Nellie Sparks Wells. Surviving are one son, Billie Ray Wells, Jr. of Georgetown, Ky.; one daughter, Sherry Wells of West Palm Beach, Fl.; two brothers, Denver L. Wells of Thelma and Chuck Wells of Wabash, In.; one sister, Linda Sue Stapleton of Thealka; one grandson, Taylor Ray Wells; one granddaughter, Shelbi Wells. The service will be officiated by Roger Hill, with burial following in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville.    PH

WELLS, Janet (Spears)
1912-2002
Janet Webb, 89, of Somerset, formerly of Van Lear, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 at her residence. Born Oct. 28, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Bertha Cumbo Spears. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Shirley Webb, Leon  Webb and Ernest Webb; and four sisters, Georgia Steenbrugh, Hazel Goble, Myrtle Richmond and Ula Ferguson. Survivors include her husband, Brooksie Webb of Somerset; two daughters, Marcella Webb of Somerset and Lois Azbill of Lexington; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Claude Sargent and Joel Patton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

WELLS, Letha  (Burchett)
1925-2002
Letha Wells, 77, of Van Lear died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 6, 1925, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Lacy and Laura Reed Burchett, she was a retired nurse’s aide. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Darvin Wells. Survivors include a son, Lacy James Wells of Van Lear; four daughters, Ruth Ann Wells Davis of Hager Hill, and Dorothy Marie Wells, Betty Jean Wells Hunter and Linda Sue Hunter, all of Van Lear; three sisters, Ola Mae Bowling of Cleveland, Ohio, Audrey Polinkas of Chesterland, Ohio, and Sarah Marie Rice of Wittensville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Burchett Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.    PH

WEST, David Lee
1958-2002
David Lee West, 44, of Meally, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at his residence. Born Oct. 23, 1958, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mildred Reynolds West. Survivors include a son, David West of Galloway, Ohio; a daughter, Pamela Sue West of Galloway, Ohio; a brother, Van West of West Van Lear; a sister, Jennifer Spradlin of Galloway; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Spriggs officiating.  PH  PH

WILCOX, Destiny Rhionna
2002-2002
Destiny Rhionna Wilcox, infant, of Prestonsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 2, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, she was a daughter of Donald Wilcox III of East Point and Melanie Lafferty of Prestonsburg. Survivors include paternal grandparents, Donald and Dorita Wilcox of East Point and maternal grandparents, Clinton and Dot Lafferty of Prestonsburg. Graveside services were Thursday, Oct. 3, at Highlands Memorial Park, Paintsville, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin.

WITTEN, James A.
1921-2002
James A. Witten, 80, of West Palm Beach, formerly Morehead, died Saturday in West Palm Beach. Mr. Witten was the husband of the late Oma Little Witten. He was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Johnson County. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.    PH


NOVEMBER - 2002

BLEVINS, Floyd
1953–2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 30, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home for Floyd Bevins, 49, who passed away Saturday, November 23 2002 in Chicago, Ill. Mr. Bevins was born May 9, 1953 in Pikeville, son of the late Preston and Lou Thacker Bevins.  Surviving are four sisters, Jean Brown of Springboro, Oh., Mollie Shobeloc and Vie Turner, both of Chillicothe, Oh., and Frances Asbury of Elkhart, Ind.; two brothers, George Bevins of Allen, Ky., and Claude Bevins of Chicago, Ill. The service will be officiated by Elder Kenny Pelphrey, with burial following in the Bevins Cemetery, Millard, Ky.   PH

  
BLAIR, Ernestine (Salyer)
1914–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 17, 2 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church for Ernestine Salyer Blair, 88, who passed away Thursday, November 14 2002 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Mrs. Blair was born August 21, 1914 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Manford and Mary McFaddin McCloud. She was preceded in  death by her first husband, Glen Salyer, and her second husband, Chalmer Blair. Surviving are one son, Wade Carroll Salyer; two step-daughters, Evelyn Hensley of Paintsville, and Helen Yontz of Springfield, Oh.; two step-sons, Benny Blair of Staffordsville, and Robert Blair of Paintsville; several nephews and nieces, as well as a special niece, Frances Sue Sublett of Staffordsville. The services were officiated by Rev. Harold Conley and Rev. Larry Blair, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.   PH

  
BLEVINS, Marlene (Howell)
1932-2002
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 21, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home at Prestonsburg for Marlene (Howell) Blevins, 70, who passed away Monday, November 18 2002 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  Mrs. Blevins was born April 5, 1932 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Fred and Minerva (Adams) Howell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Martin Blevins. Surviving are one son, Ricky Allen Blevins of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Tonia Ann Robinson of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ruby Hall of Prestonsburg. The service will be officiated by Pastor Jennings West, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery Gardens at Ivel Ky.

  
BRANHAM, Stanley
1927-2002
Stanley Branham, 75, of Boons Camp died Thursday, Nov. 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 30, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of Rosco and Susie Pack Branham. He was a mechanic and a U.S. army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Georgene Collins Branham; a son, Eugene Branham of Boons Camp; two daughters, Tammy Johnson and Wanda Damron, both of Birmingham, Ala.; five sisters, Diana Mastny of Chicago, Ill., Ann Nichols of Wisconsin, Erma Tate of Atlanta, Ga., Shirley Rice of Martin and Verna Egert of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 10, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Jimmy Price and Bruce Damron officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

  
BROWN, John J.
2002
John J. Brown, age 65, Marysville, Ohio, former longtime resident of Hilliard, died Friday, November 29, 2002 at his home.  Production associate at Anheuser  Busch 29 years and retired in 1997.  An avid woodworker, he enjoyed making  woodcrafts, toys and small furniture. Born August 11, 1937, Kerz, KY. to the late ROLLIE and RUTH DANIELS BROWN. Predeaceased by brother Charlie Brown. Survived by wife, BETTY M. CASTLE BROWN; a daughter, Debra (James) Haley of  West Jefferson; a son, David L. Brown of Marysville; two beloved  grandchildren, Madeline and Jonathan Haley; three sisters, Virginia Allen of  Marysville, Ina (Thurman) Alley of Columbus and ella (Callahan) Blanton of  West Jefferson; a sister-in-law, Pat (David) Evans of Marysville; two  brothers-in-law, Bill (Barbara) Castle of Columbus and Bob (Wanda) Castle of  Worthington; and many nieces and nephew. Funeral services 11 a.m Monday at underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth St.,  Marysville. Burial Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Norwich Towship. Columbus Dispatch Saturday Nov.30,2002
  
BURCHETT, Helen  (Dillon)
1933–2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 14, 11 a.m. at Big Mud Lick Church of God for Helen Burchett, 68, who passed away Tuesday, November 12 2002 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Burchett was born December 8, 1933 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Burl and Elva Evans Dillon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Willard Burchett. Surviving are one son, Wilbur Burchett of Staffordsville; three daughters, Geraldine Adams of Hager Hill, and Connie Clay and Donna Bowling, both of Staffordsville; nine grandchildren; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Jimmy, Bill and Jack Dillon, all from Huntington, W.Va., and Frank Dillon of North Carolina; four sisters, Faye Morrison of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Barbara Cyrus of Edgewater, Fla., Patty Mills and Shirley McCoy, both of Huntington, W.Va. The service was officiated by Jim Carpenter and Wayne Price, with burial following in Patty Flat Cemetery, Volga, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.   PH

  
BURGOYNE, Boyd
1919–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 1, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Boyd Burgoyne, 83, who passed away Thursday, November 28 2002 at his residence. Mr. Burgoyne was born May 10, 1919 in McColl, South Carolina, son of the late William and Mattie Modlin Burgoyne. Surviving are his wife, Genoa Kelly Burgoyne; one son, Douglas Burgoyne of Iowa Park, Texas; two stepdaughters, Carol Fraley and Evalee Gilliam, both of Martha, Ky.; two grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tim Salyers, with burial following in Lyons Family Cemetery, Martha, Ky.   PH

  
BUTCHER, Alice Kaye (Dalton)
1940–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 1, 11 a.m. at Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church for Alice Kaye Butcher, 52, who passed away Friday, November 29 2002, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Butcher was born March 13, 1940 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Monroe and Dorothy Spraldin Dalton. Surviving are her husband, Earl Ray Butcher; two daughters, Tammy Adkins of Van Lear, and Sharon Spence of Tomahawk, Ky.; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Timothy Sizemore of Tomahawk, James Sizemore of Wabash, Ind., and Orville Sizemore of Somerset, Ky.; two sisters, Jessica Spence of Tomahawk, and Charlotte Preston of Boons Camp. The service was officiated by Bob Baker, with burial following in Butcher Cemetery, Boons Camp. Arrangements under direction of Prston Funeral Home   PH

  
CANTRELL, Newell
-2002
Newell Cantrell, 71, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 in the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Eldridge Funeral Home in Sandy Hook is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

  
CASSADY, Victoria Faith
2002–2002
Private graveside services were held Tuesday, December 3 for Victoria Faith Cassady, 25 days old, who passed away Saturday, November 30 2002 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Victoria was born November 5, 2002 in Lexington, daughter of Charles and Vanessa Cline Cassady of Ulysses. She was preceded in death by one brother, Adam Cassady; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Doris Cassady. Surviving are two brothers, Billy Joe Cassady of Ulysses, and Michael Dale Cassady of Portsmouth, Ohio; three sisters, Cathrine Cassady of Ulysses, Renee Cassady of Tomahawk, Ky. and Tammy Cassady of Pensacola, Fla.; maternal grandparents, William R. and Eugina (Lassie) Cline of Inez; several aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa.   PH

  
CLARK, Dora Lee (Arms)
1926–2002
Funeral services were held, Wednesday, November 20, 2 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Dora Lee Arms Clark, 76, who passed away Saturday, November 16 2002 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mrs. Clark was born October 17, 1926 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Willie and Ida Collins Arms. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Clark; and one son, Grover Clark; one daughter, Peggy O’Brian. Surviving are two sons, James Clark of Van Lear, and Larry Clark, of Paintsville; three daughters, Dianna Music of Meally, Shirll Borders of Marietta, Ga., and Tammy Stewart of Woodstock, Ga.; two brothers, Sanford Arms of Thealka and Daniel Keith Borders; two sisters, Joyce Taylor of Thealka, and Virgie Wheeler of Flemingsburg; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Wayne Browning, with burial following in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.   PH

  
COLLINS, Arthur
1915-2002
Arthur Collins, 87, of Danleyton died Friday, Nov.22 2002 at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Collins was born March 1, 1915, in Van Lear, the son of the late Francis Marion and Victoria Pennington Collins. He was the husband of Wanda Castle Cook Collins of Danleyton, who survives.  He was a retired operator (sand slinger) with Armco Steel Co. in Ashland; was a member of the Wells Family and Collins Family Board, Greenup County Fox Hunters Association, and Greenup County Senior Citizens Center; and attended Brush Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Naples. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doreen Linkous Collins, in 1989.  Survivors, in addition to his second wife, include one daughter, Tommie Cochran of Raceland; one stepson, John Davis Cook of Naples; one stepdaughter, Sandra Kay Mendez of Naples; six grandchildren, Vincent B. Cochran, Missy Mendez Griffith, Traci Jo Mendez-Campbell, Richard Joe Mendez II, J.D. Cook and Jena Lee Cook; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, with Dr. Thomas J. Melvin and the Rev. Hurston Webb officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 
COPLEY, Stella (Kirk)
1919–2002
Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 29, 11 a.m. from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Stella (Kirk) Copley, 83, who passed away Wednesday, November 27 2002 at the Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Mrs. Copley was born June 11, 1919 in Pilgram, Ky., daughter of the late Clay and Maggie (Underwood) Kirk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Copley. Surviving are two sons, Forrest Copley of Shreiveport, La., and Glenn M. (Shorty) Copley of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Margaret Blair of Glasgow, Ky.; one brother, Russell Kirk of Lovely, KY.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial followed the services in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.   PH

  
CRUM, Troy
1934–2002
Troy Crum, age 68, passed away Monday, November 25 2002 after an extended illness.  Born September 23, 1934, he was the son of the late Dewey and Ellie Crum. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eli and Annie Crum; two brothers, James Calvary and Boyd Crum; one sister, Lillian Fluty; and many other family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Patty Crum; four daughters, Deborah Endicott and that late Jimmy Endicott, Mary Goble and husband Kenny, Flo Curtis and husband Warren, all of Inez and Teresa Gullet and husband Kenneth of Wittensville. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Martin Crum, Cecil Crum, John (J.B.) Crum and Ersel Crum; four sisters, Clista Bown, Nancy Whitt, Catherine Canaberry, Stella Jarrell and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 28, 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, officiated by Terry Conley, Larry Blair and Doug Melvin. Burial followed in the Crum Cemetery at Calf Creek.  PH

    
DELONG, Verlie (Stapleton)
1930-2002
Verlie DeLong, age 72, of 7045 Second Street, Willard, died Sunday, November 24, 2002, at Cayuga Medical Center, following an extended illness. Verlie was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on February 13, 1930, a daughter to the late Bradley and Zelphia Stapleton. She moved to the Willard/ Ovid area over 50 years ago, and had worked as a dining room attendant at Willard Psychiatric Center until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the VFW Post #6200 Ladies Auxiliary, and CSEA. Verlie is survived by her sons, John DeLong of Seneca Falls, NY, Ricky DeLong of Willard, NY; daughters, Belinda Krebbeks (Chuck) of Romulus, NY and Penny DeLong (Patrick Burke) of Lansing, NY; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Walter and sisters, Joylee and Mary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest and by brothers, Fred and Hobart. Calling hours will be held from 11-2p.m. on Saturday, November 30, at Covert Funeral Homes, 7199 S. Main St., Ovid, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2p.m. with the Reverend Tony Roberts officiating. Burial will be held at the Union Cemetery in Ovid.

    
FAIRCHILD, Bennie
1905–2002
Funeral services were held, Wednesday, November 27, at Boyer Funeral Home for Bennie Fairchild, 97, who passed away Sunday, November 24 2002. Mr. Fairchild was born February 22, 1905, son of the late James and Lou (Howard) Fairchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emma (Lemaster) Fairchild; three brothers, Frank, Gene; and infant Fairchild; two sisters, Junie Blair and Alma McCarty. Surviving are two sons, Clarence Fairchild of Chillicothe, Oh., and Cleve Fairchild of Waverly, Oh.; one daughter, Clara Snively of Waverly, Oh.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margie Fairchild, Maltie Blair, and Mae LeMaster, all of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Elder Bruce Gullett, with burial following in Mound Cemetery, Piketon, Oh.   PH

  
HALL, Alice (Kirk)
1914-2002
Alice Mayo Kirk Hall, 88 years young, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002.  Born in Jenkins, Ky., on June 18, 1914, she was the daughter of Congressman the Honorable Judge Andrew Jackson Kirk and Rachel Elizabeth Gobel. For the past 3 1/2 years, Alice resided in Bellbrook, Ohio. Alice was an active member of the South Ashland United Methodist Church for 20 years. She taught in Paintsville, Ky., and at Putnam Junior High School in Ashland for 26 years. Mrs. Hall is survived by her three children, Patricia Hall Davidson and Georgia Kirk Hall of Bellbrook, Ohio, and John Richard Hall of The Netherlands; two grandchildren, Kara Hall Bailey of Livingston, Mont., and Daniel Kirk Davidson of New Lebanon, Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Alicia Davidson. A memorial service will be held at South Ashland United Methodist Church, 2203 29th St., Ashland, Ky., on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m.

  
JACKSON, Branch
1920-2002
Branch Jackson, 82, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 05 2002 at Veterans Adm. Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 5, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Cora Jackson. He was a disabled army veteran of WW II. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 9, at Paintsville Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Jackson Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

  
LAFFERTY, Dennis Ray Jr.
1949-2002
Dennis Ray Lafferty Jr., 53, of Allen, died Tuesday, Nov.26, 2002 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 23, 1949, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dennis and Angie Fannin Lafferty Blackburn. He was a disabled auto mechanic. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Lafferty; a sister, Nellie Blackburn; and his stepfather, Adrian Blackburn. Survivors include a daughter, Liz Keller of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Bradis Lafferty of Dwale, Lester Blackburn, Adrian Blackburn, Paul Blackburn and Ellis Blackburn, all of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Launa “Carol” Slone and Martha Hall, both of Prestonsburg, Marlene Carroll of Harold and Janet Blackburn of Louisville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 29, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial was in Lafferty Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

  
LYON, Fern (Conley)
1909-2002
Fern Lyon, 93, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Blaine, died Thursday, Nov.21 2002. Born July 28, 1909, in Flat Gap, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Dora Meade Conley. She was a housewife and a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lunda Lyon. Survivors include a son, Manuel Lyon of Hammond, Ind.; two daughters, Dretha Wheeler of Blaine and Imo Lee Salyer of Crossville, Tenn.; three sisters, Anna Jewel Beculhimer of Worthington, Ohio, Hazel Johnson of Morehead and Ruth McKenzie of Flat Gap; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 24, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Revs. Marvin Beculhimer and Paul Preston officiating. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Young Funeral Home.

  
MARSHALL, Donald Dean
1961-2002
Donald Dean Marshall, 41, died Monday, Nov.04 2002 at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. Born Jan. 9, 1961, in Wabash, Ind., he was a son of the late Bob Marshall and Sara Ellen Walters. He was a construction worker. Survivors include a son, Bobby Dean Marshall of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Brandy Marshall of Garland; three brothers, Ronald Marshall of Cape Coral, Fla., Kenny Marshall of Tutor Key and Bobby Smith of Indianappolis, Ind.; two sisters, Teresa Boggs of Pierston, Ind., and Christina Marshall of Manches, Ind. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 7, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Herbert Don Fairchilds officiating. Burial was in Daniels-Walters Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

  
MCDONALD, Byrd William
1941-2002
Byrd William (B.W.) McDonald, Paintsville coal operator, business entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room after a lengthy battle with heart problems. He was 61. Mr. McDonald, a native of Whitewood, Virginia, was one of Eastern Kentucky's leading coal entrepreneurs who in recent years had expanded his successful business interests to include petroleum distribution, gasoline convenience stores, real estate, construction and outdoor advertising. He first entered business at the age of 13 selling gas, soft drinks and cigarettes to miners and truck drivers in the Whitewood, Virginia, area. After graduating from Whitewood High School at the age of 17, Mr. McDonald began hauling coal. This was the beginning of a lifelong relationship with the coal industry. Following six months in the employ of Raytheon Corporation in San Francisco in 1960, Mr. McDonald spent the next eight years in the trucking, mining and construction business in Virginia and Kentucky, working at one time for Codell Construction in Winchester, Kentucky. Beginning in 1969, Mr. McDonald and his partner, cousin and former school chum, the late J.W. Clifton, developed a close business and personal relationship with the management of Island Creek Coal Company, from whose property in Virginia and West Virginia they were hauling coal. At the urging of Island Creek, McDonald and Clifton formed Western Coal Corporation and entered into the contract mining business with Island Creek at Red Jacket in West Virginia's Mingo County in 1970. Western moved its headquarters and principal coal mining operations to the Paintsville area in 1971 and in less than 10 years Western was operating four large surface mining divisions in Kentucky and West Virginia and an underground mine in Virginia. With 250 pieces of equipment and more than 400 skilled men and women, the company produced more than 2 million tons of coal in 1981. The company's contracts and equipment were sold to Energy Coal Partnership in 1982 in the first public securities sale involving contract mining. Mr. McDonald continued his involvement in coal and coal-related industries until his death. At the time of his death, he was president of Western Consolidated Corporation, Empire Kentucky Land Company, Colonial Coal Company, Action Petroleum Company, Western Construction Company, Action Outdoor Advertising and Faith Signs Company, Inter-Levisa Realty Company and McDonald Realty, LLC, in addition to numerous real estate holdings in Kentucky and Virginia. Previous business interests included Star Gem Recording Studios in Nashville, Pier 99 Motel in Panama City, Florida, Burke Apartments in Washington, D.C., Windfall Gold Mining, Inc. in Nome, Alaska, and Highlands Coal Sales, Inc., Paintsville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Richlands (VA) Masonic Lodge AF & AM #318, Kentucky Coal Association, Kentucky Coal Operators Association, Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association, Tennessee Walking Horse and Exhibitors Association, Country Music Association, Kentucky Sheriffs Association and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McDonald had been a founding director of the Clinch Valley Bank and Trust of Richlands and a charter member of both the Kentucky and West Virginia Surface Mine Associations. Mr. McDonald was born at Whitewood, Virginia, June 13, 1941, the son of the late Bill and Verlie McDonald. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lyon McDonald, and their children Byshey Wren McDonald, Abraham Uriah McDonald and Aristotle Lyon McDonald of Paintsville. Mr. McDonald was previously married to Lena Cole McDonald with whom he had five children: Tim McDonald, Paintsville; Tammy McDonald Williams, Roaring Gap, North Carolina; Greg McDonald, Lexington; Greta McDonald Meek, Paintsville; and Byrd William McDonald II, Portland, Oregon. He is also survived by a sister, Linda M'Ledge Estridge, a brother-in-law, Henry Estridge, ten grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. today, November 14, and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Paintsville. Funeral services for Mr. McDonald will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, November 16, at 2 p.m. The Reverend Donnie Patrick, Pastor of First Baptist Church, will conduct the services assisted by Reverends C. Hoge Hockensmith of Irvine, Drew Martin of Paris, Jim Hoskins of Kingsport and Larry O'Bryan of Paintsville. Burial will follow in Highlands Memorial Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville is in charge of arrangements.

  
MOORE, Carlin
1936-2002
Carlin Moore, 66, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Nov.09 2002 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 17, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James and Lucky Rigsby Moore. He was an oil field worker. Survivors include his wife, Dixie Lemaster Moore of Flat Gap; two sons, Glen David Moore and James Robert Moore, both of Flat Gap. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery Crematory, Lexington, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

  
MUSIC, James Roy
1930-2002
James Roy Music, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 27 2002,  at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Elmer Music and Amy Henton Music. He was a retired employee of Kentucky/West Virginia Gas Company and member of Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Hyden Music; and two brothers, Paris Music and Franklin Music. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Nelson of Prestonsburg; two brothers, A.G. Music and Elmer Music Jr., both of Michigan; and three sisters, Lorraine Osborne of Michigan, Emma Jean Pelphrey of Prestonsburg and Roberta Knipp of Ohio. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 1, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

  
O'BRIAN, Peggy Lee (Clark)
1956–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, November 18, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Peggy Lee Clark O’Brian, 46, who passed away Thursday, November 14 2002 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. O’Brian was born April 19, 1956 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Johnny and Dora Arms Clark. She was preceded in death by one brother, Grover Gene Clark. Surviving are her husband, Elbert O’Brian; three sons, Brandon, Adam and Eric O’Brian, all of Wittensville; five daughters, Peggy Nicole, Heather Dawn, and Amy Marie O’Brian, all of Wittensville, Samantha Clark Click of Paintsville, and Susan Crace of Salyersville; two brothers, Jim Bob and Larry Clark, both of Paintsville; three sisters, Tammy Stewart of Woodstock, Ga., Diana Music of Meally, and Shirll Borders of Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rick Keaton, with burial following in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville.   PH

  
O'BRYAN, Charles Estill
1923–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Charles Estill O’Bryan, 79, who passed away Friday, November 22 2002 at Genesis Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville, Oh. Mr. O’Bryan was born January 11, 1923 in Johnson County, son of the late William C. and Mary Esta Woods O’Bryan. He was preceded in death by one son, John O’Bryan.  Surviving are his wife, Betty Maria Conley O’Bryan; two sons, Daniel O’Bryan of Delaware, Ohio and Michael O’Bryan of New Concord, Ohio; two daughters, Donna Carpenter of Claysville, Ohio and Patricia Thompson of Zanesville, Ohio; two brothers, Robert O’Bryan of Huntington, W.Va., and Billy J. O’Bryan of Paris, Ky.; three sisters, Vivian Lois Blanton of Somerset, Ky., Betty Salyer of Columbus, Ohio and Janice Mayhew of Paintsville.The service was officiated by Tobie Wheeler, with burial following in the O’Bryan Family Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PH

  
REYNOLDS, Ora (Burke)
1913–2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 14, 11 a.m. at Auxier Free Will Baptist Church for Ora Burke Reynolds, 89, who passed away Monday, November 11 2002 at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Reynolds was born May 6, 1913 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Grace Preston Burke. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Reynolds. Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Grace Reynolds Wells of Auxier, Ky. and Georgene Reynolds Pack of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; one sister, Eunice Music of East Point; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

  
RICE, Cloteen (Clark)
1925–2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 3, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Cloteen Rice, 77, who passed away Saturday, November 30 2002 at Salyersville Health Care Center. Mrs. Rice was born September 9, 1925 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Logan and Maggie Wells Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Rice; two sisters, Betty Farley of Pamona, Ca., and Mintie Butcher of Paintsville. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Rice of East Point, and Robert Rice of Aberdeen, Oh.; two grandsons, Kenneth Rice, II, and Willard Dean Rice; one great-grandchild, Madison Auora Dawn Rice; one sister, Polly Wilder of Pamona, Ca. The service was officiated by Donald Owens, with burial following in the Rice Family Cemetery, East Point.   PH

  
ROBINSON, Charles
1954–2002
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 20, 1 p.m. at Middle Fork United Baptist Church for Charles Robinson, 48, who passed away Sunday, November 17 2002 at his residence. Mr. Robinson was born January 27, 1954 in Martin Co., son of Gladys Smith and the late Billy Robinson. Surviving are one son, Shon Robinson of Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Billy Jo Robinson of Inez; William Michael and Timothy Robinson, both of Lovely, and Jerry Robinson of Circleville, Ohio; one sister, Brenda Ferrell of Debord, Ky. The service was officiated by Jake Crum, with burial following in Crum Cemetery, Debord, Ky. Arrangements were under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.   PH
  
ROSS, Mary (Greene)
1921-2002
Mary Sue Greene Ross, 81, of Ashland, Ky., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Boyd County Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Ross was born March 19, 1921, in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Arthur and Samantha Ellen Gibbs Greene. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Roman Greene and a sister, Alice Jewell Fairchild. She was the wife of Lloyd M. Ross of Ashland.  She was a member of Oak Spring United Baptist Church in Ashland and was a charter member of the Hillendale Homemaker Club. She was a former art teacher for the Federal Correctional Institution and a former employee of the Boyd County Extension Office. Additional survivors include two daughters, Bridgette and Tom Harding of Pikeville, Ky., and Jo and Randy Sturgill of Ashland; a sister, Pauline Ball of Ashland; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Steen Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel by Ernie Daniel and Tiny Breeding. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 14, 2002, at the funeral home.

  
SCARBERRY, Aline
1923-2002
Aline Akers Scarberry, 79, of Martin, wife of the late Henry Smithie Scarberry, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Scarberry was born Oct. 20, 1923.  The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Burial was in Martin Cemetery.

  
SMITH, Homer Franklin “Smitty”
1911–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25, 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Homer Franklin “Smitty” Smith, 91, who passed away Saturday, November 23 2002 at Woodland Care Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mr. Smith was born September 25, 1911 in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of the late Marion and Dora Rife Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Spradlin Smith. Surviving are one son, Lynn Pat Smith of River; five daughters, Virginia Ann Castle of Ashland, Mary Smith Blevins of Meally, Jo Ann Gamblin of Welaka, Fla., Alice E. Jones of South Carolina, and Darlene K. Hinkle of Meally; one step-daughter, Charlene Spence; one cousin, Russell Saunders of Ironton, Oh.; one niece Edith Smith Faulks of Gallipolis, Oh.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville.   PH

  
SPENCER, Okie M. (Fraley)
1927–2002
Okie M. Fraley, 75, of Portsmouth passed away Sunday, November 17 2002 . Okie was born April 27, 1927 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Shell and Eva Whitaker Collins. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Spencer; three brothers, Otto Collins of Portsmouth, Ollie Collins of Toledo, and Raleigh Collins of East Point; five grandchildren, Mary Rachael, Jospeh, Nancy and Sarah; and three great-grandchildren. Okie was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jean Collins; four sisters, Omie Spence, Ocie Puckett, Elizabeth Fraley, and Ogie Spencer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the West Portsmouth Church of Christ in Christian Union with Reverend Roy Fannin officiating and internment in Scioto Burial Park.  Arrangements under the direction of Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in Portsmouth, Ohio.   PH

  
STAMBAUGH, Jill Ann (Buckley)
-2002
Jill Ann Buckley Stambaugh, 41, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2002 at the Flower Hospital after a long illness. She was a 1979 graduate of Whitmer High School. Jill was employed as a cook at Flower Hospital for more than 15 years. She is survived by her son, Corey A. Stambaugh; parents Joe and Alberta Lyons Buckley; and sister Sheree Lynn Warns. Jill is the granddaughter of Bert and Margie Lyons who preceded her in death. Burial was at the family cemetery in River. Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Bedford Fire Explorers Program, C/O Bedford Fire Department #2. The Reeb Funeral Home Sylvania conducted the local arrangements.

  
STAMPER, Margaret J. (Arms)
1929-2002
Margaret J. Stamper, 73, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods, Ky. Mrs. Stamper was born July 14, 1929, in West Van Lear, Ky., the daughter of the late Curtis and Dorothy Pelfrey Arms. Mrs. Stamper worked for Economy Heating in Russell, Ky., and as a cook for Oakmont Manor. She was a member of the Plaza Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Walter Stamper of Flatwoods, Ky.; two sons, Stephen Stamper of Ironton, Ohio, and Michael Stamper of Flatwoods, Ky.; three daughters, Susan Dooley of Ashland, Ky., Debra Osborn of Flatwoods, Ky., and Danna Livers of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Polly Rose Conley of Paintsville, Ky., and Helen Rice of Sitka, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Carman Funeral Home in Russell, Ky., by the Rev. Ken Gowin. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Ky. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

  
STANIFORD, Della (Perry)
1927–2002
Funeral services were held Friday, November 8, 11 a.m. at Little Friendship United Baptist Church for Della Perry Staniford, 75, who passed away Tuesday, November 5 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Staniford was born February 13, 1927 in Johnson County, daughter of the late George and Martha Harmon Perry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Staniford. Surviving are four sons, Fred Staniford of Williamsport, Ky., Roger, LeRoy, and Keith Staniford, all of Boons Camp; two daughters, Brenda Mollette and Debbie Lemaster, both of Paintsville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Diana Marie Smith of Youngstown, Ohio and Sarah Daniels of Boons Camp; one brother, Jack Perry of Boons Camp. The service was officiated by Claude Mollette, with burial following in Denny Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.   PH

  
STEVENSON, Tammy Jo (Spradlin)
1967–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 16, 1 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church at Denver for Tammy Jo Stevenson, 34, who passed away Tuesday, November 12 2002 . Mrs. Stevenson was born October 28, 1967 in Paintsville, daughter of Buell and Carol Reffett Spradlin of Denver. Surviving are three sons, Richard Lee Morman, Jr. of Paintsville, Mason Ryan Stevenson of Florida, Hunter Ray Haines of Ala.; two daughters, Brandy Nichoal Morman of Leander, Jessica Elaine Stevenson of Florida; one brother, Buell David Spradlin of Auxier; two sisters, Teresa Lynn Burke of Lexington and Lisa Carol Stephens of Leander. The service was officiated by Robert Collins, with burial following in the Reffitt Family Cemetery, Hager Hill. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.   PH

  
VANHOOSE, Belle (Long)
1918-2002
Belle (Long) VanHoose, 84, of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday Nov.16 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born in Oil Springs, Ky., on Oct.14 1918, the daughter of Challie and Mintie (Bayes) Long. She was a member of the Penecostal Church in Franklin. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dencil and Oliver Long. Surviving are her husband, Don Marshall VanHoose, whom she married on June 28 1938 they spent 64 womderful years together; son Russell Leon VanHoose of Miamisburg; daughters Elma Sue VanHoose of Dayton, and Wilma Rae Faerber and husband Rick of Davis, Ill.; five grandchildren, Matt and Jason VanHoose, Amy VanHoose Nemeth, and Addi and Jess Faerber; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Quentin, Emily and Lauren; four sisters Birdie Prater of Ashland, Ky., Lakie Fisher of Fairdale, Ky., Reva Whitt of Fairborn, and Nollie Combs and husband Albert of Farmersville; and sister in law Betty Long. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.20, at Roberts Drive Pentecostal Church with Rev.Ed Pennington and the Rev. Jimmy Jewell officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home, 40 N. Main St., Springsfield. Submitted by: Sue VanHoose  Svaho@aol.com

 
VANHOOSE, Dorothy Jean (Roberts)
1930-2002
Dorothy Jean Roberts Vanhoose, 72, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Willa Mac Stafford Roberts. She was a nurse’s aid. Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie Jean Bayes of West Van Lear and Yovonda Lee Miles of Annandale, Va.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Paul Wayne Browning and Father Terence Hoppenjans officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

  
VANHOOSE, Ernest Walter “Zeal”
1925–2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, November 22, 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Ernest Walter “Zeal” Vanhoose, 77, who passed away Monday, November 18 2002 at his Tutor Key residence. Mr. Vanhoose was born July 28, 1925 in Johnson County, son of the late Hancel and Mollie Vanhoose. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Vanhoose. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Marlene Pack Vanhoose; one son, Bobby Joe Vanhoose; three daughters, Deborah Marie Ratliff of Tutor Key, Donna Faye Kestner of Wittensville, and Ernestine (Tina) Vanhoose of West Liberty; five brothers, Glen Vanhoose of Chula Vista, Ca., Curt Vanhoose of Spring Valley, Ca., John A. Vanhoose of Dayton, Oh., William A. Vanhoose of Louisville, and Donald Joe Vanhoose of Dayton, Oh.; two sisters, Audria Vaughn and Naomi Berg, both of Sand Diego, Ca.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs and Dick Vanhoose, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  PH

  
VANHOOSE, “Vickie” (Frazier)
1941–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 1 , 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for “Vickie” Frazier Vanhoose, 61, who passed away Thursday, November 28, 2002 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Vanhoose was born July 23, 1941 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Foster and Ruby Patrick Frazier. Surviving are her husband, George Herman Vanhoose; four sons, Harold Cecil Blevins, Jeremy Michael Vanhoose, Aaron Foster Blevins, and George Phillip Vanhoose, all of Staffordsville; two daughters, Shelia Lee Blevins of Staffordsville, and Tonya Lee Christian of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Nick Frazier of Paintsville, and Ralph Edward Frazier of Wittensville; special friend, Armina Blair; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Dick Vanhoose and Larry Blair, with burial following in the family cemetery, Staffordsville.  PH

  
WATTS, Margaret Elizabeth (Cannon)
1921–2002
Margaret Elizabeth Cannon Watts, 81, of Louisa passed away Monday, November 25 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Watts was born September 21, 1921 in Ohio, daughter of the late Ernest Ray and Nora E. Mossholder Cannon. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Garfield Watts; one sister; one brother. Surviving are one daughter,  Jacqueline Cavins of Louisa; two sons, James Garfield Watts, Jr. and Michael Ray Watts, both of Winfield, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. No services, visitation or burial were held.  Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa.   PH

  
WARD, George Jr.
1933-2002
George Ward Jr., 68, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 20, 1933, at Boons Camp, he was a son of the late George Ward and Maudie Bowens. He worked as a janitor at the Oil Springs school and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ward; a son, Billy Ray Ward of Oil Springs; a sister, Marie Collins of Paintsville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 11, at Lowgap United Baptist Church with Elders Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, Ray McCarty and Sammy Reed officiating. Burial was in Halleck McCarty Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

  
WEBB, Phillip
1952–2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, for Phillip Webb, 50, who passed away Sunday, November 17 2002 at his home. Mr. Webb was born October 12, 1952 in Louisa, son of Bill and Edna Frazier Webb of Louisa. Surviving are one daughter, Tonya Lynn Smith of Louisa; one son, Phillip Adam Webb; one sister, Charlotta Webb of Louisa. Burial at Yatesville Memorial Gardens will follow the service.  PH


DECEMBER - 2002


ADAMS, Mabel (Wells)
1921–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. at R.D. Pyke Funeral Home, Henryville, Ind. for Mabel Wells Adams, 81, who passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002. Mrs. Adams was born July 21, 1921 in Odds, Kentucky, daughter of the late George Mose and Cora Honeycutt Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie T. Adams. Surviving are one son, Garry Adams of LaGrange, Ky.; two daughters, LaDonna Campbell (Stephen) of Scottsburg, In. and Susan Noland (Gary) of Stanford, Ky.; one brother, Henry Wells of South Point, Ohio; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Keith Burgess, with entombment following in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Henryville, Ind.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BALDWIN, Charles
1923-2002
Charles Baldwin, 78, of Lynx, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 at his residence. Born Dec. 18, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Alec and Verna Estep Baldwin. He was a retired steel worker and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Joyce Webb Baldwin of Lynx, Ohio; two sons, Robert Lee Baldwin and Larry Dean Baldwin, both of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Bonnie Briggs of Blue Creek, Ohio, and Linda Lou Rogers of Georgetown, Ohio; four sisters, Arleen Ratcliff of Ennon, Ohio, Maureen Picklesimer of South Vienna, Ohio, Madline Baldwin of Springfield, Ohio, and Betty Rianlon of Volga; two brothers, Edwin Baldwin of Springfield, Ohio, and Glen Baldwin of North Hampton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 8, at Dean Funeral Home, West Union, Ohio, with Revs. Boyd Young and Toy Sandlin officiating. Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery, West Union, under direction of Dean Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BARTHOLOMEW, William Robert
2002
William Robert Bartholomew , , 82, husband of Helen M. Wheeler Bartholomew, 600 Green Ridge Ct., died Dec. 31, 2002 at Christian Healthcare Center. He was retired as a Code Enforcement Officer with the city of Del Ray Beach , Fla. He was born in Bradford,Pa. Son of William I. And Stella Haines Bartholomew. Member of Woodland Christian Church and during World War II he served in the U.S. Army. Other surviving family include children, Norman Robert “Pete” Bartholomew and Thomas Bartholomew both of Penna., Michael Grady (Kim) Bartholomew of Fla., and Lelia Martyn Bartholomew(Robert) Ball, Lexington. Sister Harriet Bartoo, Riverside, Ca., grandchildren Emily, Kacey and Darby Ball, Logan, Hannah and Evan Bartholomew. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday Woodland Christian Church conducted by Rev. William Kincaid. Visitation 10:00 to service. W.R. Milward Broadway in charge.PAINTSVILLE HERALD
BLANKENSHIP, Bennie Franklin
1928–2002
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 12, 1 p.m. from the Prestonsburg Church of Christ for Bennie Franklin Blankenship, 73, who passed away Monday, December 9, 2002,  at the Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Blankenship was born December 18, 1928 at Weeksbury, Ky., son of the late William G. and Manilla (Tackett) Blankenship. Surviving are his wife, Wanda (Fleming) Blankenship; three sons, Darrell Blankenship of Mount Juliet, Tn., Philip Blankenship of Witchita, Kansas, and Timothy Blankenship of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Diane Fish of Prestonsburg; one sister, Ladeane Moore of Virgie; six grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Greg Johnson, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

BOND, Helen (Cordle)
1919–2002
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 26, 11 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Helen Bond, 83, who passed away Sunday, December 22, 2002. Mrs. Bond was born March 29, 1919 in Ashland, Ky., daughter of the late Henry and Susan Penix Cordle. Surviving are two grandsons, Michael Encdicott and Shawn Endicott, both of Paintsville; four great-grandchildren; one niece, Carol Blevins of Louisville; one aunt, Martha Lou Ballard of Ashland, Ky. The service will be officiated by Terry Reffett and Ellis Hamilton, with burial following in the Bond Cemetery, Redbush, Ky.PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Jan.15 2003

BURNS, Stephen Richard
1928-2002
Stephen Richard Burns, 74, of Nippa, died Wednesday, Dec. 4  2002 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 13, 1928, in Hyde Park, Pa., he was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Stella Lydia Shultz Burns. He was a carpenter and a member of Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sible Burns. Survivors include two brothers, Donald L. Burns and Charles Burns, both of Kittining, Pa.; and three sisters, Betty Henry and Dorothy Henry, both of Leechburg, Pa., and Deloris Ortz of Freeport, Pa. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 6, at Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Nippa, with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Burns and Clay Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CANTRELL, Rodney
1955-2002
Rodney Cantrell, 47, of Salyersville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at U K Medical Center, Lexington. Born Jan. 2, 1955, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Bryan and Ruie Blanton Cantrell. He was a coal field worker, an Army veteran and a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Lewis Cantrell and Paul Bryan Cantrell, and a sister, Wynona Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Mable Williams Cantrell of Salyersville; two sons, Ronald O’Neil Cantrell and Calvin Thomas Cantrell, both of Salyersville; two brothers, Clyde Cantrell of Salyersville and Don Cantrell of Oil Springs; and four sisters, Lula Belle Conley and Loretta Russell, both of Oil Springs, Flossie Wheeler of Blaine and Cheryl Collinsworth of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 16, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist church, Oil Springs, with Revs. Delbert Music, Robert Collinsworth and Jeff Baldridge officiating. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery, Tick Lick, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CARPENTER, Lora Louise
1962–2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17, 11 a.m. from the Burke Funeral Home for Lora Louise Carpenter, 40, who passed away at her West Van Lear residence on Friday, December 13, 2002. Ms. Carpenter was born October 8, 1962 in Port Huron, Michigan, daughter of Robert and Delores (Chaffin) Carpenter of Prestonsburg. Surviving are one son, Kenny Kretzer; one daughter, Britianni Kretzer, both of West Van Lear; two brothers, Bobby Carpenter of Prestonsburg and David Carpenter of Lexington; one sister, Jenni Carpenter of Lexington; one nephew, Jacob Carpenter of Prestonsburg; three nieces, Andrea Carpenter, Jenni Carpenter, from Prestonsburg, and Cora Brooks Boyd of Banner. The service was officiated by Rev. Bob Carpenter and Rev. Mark Tackett, with burial following in the Ford Family Cemetery at Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CASTLE, Betty (Music)
1937-2002
Funeral services were held Monday, December 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Flatwoods Church of Christ, Flatwoods, Ky. for Betty Castle, 65, who passed away Friday, December 20, 2002 at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was born July 8, 1937 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Alex and Mary Vanhoose Music. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Curtis Music and Ray Music. Surviving are her husband Lyman J. “Joe” Castle; two sons, Doug (Donna) Jennings, Paintsville and Tommy (Christy) Short, Ashland; three stepsons, Sammy (Cindy) Castle, Worthington, KY, Jimmy (Debbie) Castle, Raceland, KY and Bobby (Tammy) Castle, Flatwoods, KY; one stepdaughter, Lois Miller, Westwood, KY; two brothers, James E. Music and Robert Music, Wabash, IN; one grandson, Kyle Jennings; 13 step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by John M. Brown , with burial in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, KY. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

CASTLE, Phyllis Jean (Daniels)
1938-2002
Phyllis Jean Daniels Castle, 64, of Volga, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 25, 1938, in Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Versa Elizabeth Adams Daniels. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Linzie Castle Jr. of Volga; three sons, Ronnie Castle of Lawrence County, and William Paul Castle and Billy Joe Castle, both of Volga; two daughters, Wilma Cantrell and Mary Jane Castle, both of Volga; a brother, Matthew Daniels of Stambaugh; two sisters, Ruth Castle of Nippa and Alka Grace of Magoffin County; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 20, at Cannons Chapel Church, Volga, with Rev. Delbert Music officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Stone Coal , Volga, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

COLLINS, Jennie M.
1923–2002
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, December 31, 11 a.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home for Jennie M. Collins, 79, who passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 27, 2002, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Mrs. Collins was born on November 17, 1923 in Coldwood, W.Va., daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Ward) Standifur. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Darby; two brothers, Bill Grant and Warren G.; two sisters, Trenny Hayden and Addy Music. Surviving are her husband, Chester Allen Collins; one son, Henry G. Collins; one daughter, Helen J. Blevins; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Click of Paintsville. The service will be officiated by Pastor Charles Smith, with burial following in the Cheshire Cemetery.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

COLLINS, Reka (Goble)
1912–2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, December 20, 1 p.m. at Wright’s Funeral Home for Reka Collins, 90, who passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods. Mrs. Collins was born June 22, 1912 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Commodore and Clarinda Music Goble. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Collins. Surviving are one son, Everett Collins of Greenup, Ky.; two daughters, Bernice Gray of Greenup, Ky. and Romemary Cain of Columbus, Oh.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Danny Brown, with burial following in Gray Family Cemetery in Greenup County, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DANIELS, Clara Belle (Southers)
1932-2002
Clara Belle Daniels, 70, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at her residence. Born May 8, 1932, in Logan W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Ermil and Birdie Tomblin Southers. She was a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Daniels. Survivors include three sons, Larry Dale Daniels of Paintsville, Daril Lee Daniels of Logan, W. Va., and James Curtis Daniels of Chillicothe, Ohio; a brother, Jeff Southers of Logan; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 7, at Paintsville United Baptist Church with Elders John R. Pelphrey, John Blanton and J. D. Rice officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DANIELS, James Lee “Jimmy”
1941–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, December 30, 10 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Lee “Jimmy” Daniels, 61, who passed away Friday, December 27, 2002, at his Boonscamp residence. Mr. Daniels was born October 15, 1941 in Johnson County, son of Opal Perkey Daniels and the late Burt Daniels. Surviving are his wife, Veneda Crum Daniels; one son, Mike Daniels of Boonscamp; one brother, Gary Ward of Meally; two sisters, Jewell Casebolt of Williamsport, and Phyllis Joy Fannin of Staffordsville; one grandson, Justin Daniels. The service was officiated by Grover Hammonds and Jack Woody, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DELONG, Allen D.
1940–2002
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 23, 1 p.m. at Littleton and Rue Funeral Home for Allen D. DeLong, 62, who passed away Wednesday, December 18 2002, in Community Hospital. Mr. DeLong was born April 1, 1940 in Johnson County, son of the late Marion and Dora (Felty) DeLong. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary LeForgee and Lucy Keel and seven brothers, Charles, Frank, Bill, Cleatus, George, Orvall, Jo and Junior Delong. Surviving are his wife, Clara Ann; one daughter, Kimberly Bradley of Springfield, seven sons, Todd Delong of St. Paris, Greg DeLong of Springfield, Tim DeLong of Springfield, William DuVall of Urbana, Randy DuVall of West Liberty, Jeff DuVall of St. Paris, and Mick DuVall of West Liberty, Jeff DuVall of St. Paris and Mick DuVall of Degraff; two sisters, Viola Williams of Florida and Margaret Bohman of California; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. The service will be officiated by Evangelist Phil Greer, with burial following in Highland Memorial Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DICKERSON, Betty C. (Hicks)
1934-2002
Betty C. Hicks Dickerson, 68, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Dec. 4 2002  at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 2, 1934, in Wheelwright, she was a daughter of the late Central Verdie and Ermal Hackett Hicks. She was a sales clerk at Wal-Mart. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Dickerson Jr. of Wittensville; two sons, David Brian Dickerson of Morehead and Jeffrey Wayne Dickerson of Helena Mo.; a daughter, Cynthia Gail Dickerson Wiley of Auxier; four brothers, Andrew Hicks of Danville, Va., Claude Hicks of Destin Fla., Terry Hicks of Auxier and Jerry Hicks of Panama City, Fla.; three sisters, Anna Lucille McKenzie of Thealka, Peggy Sue Jarrell of Charleston, W. Va., and Sandra Vint of Bald Knob, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Jerry Scott and Ernest Clark Halstead officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

DOTSON, Lewis Darvin
1923-2002
Lewis Darvin Dotson, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 18, 1923, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Anna Lee Wells and Albert Dotson. He was a former coal miner and grocery store owner. He was a member of the V.F.W., Middlecreek Volunteer Fire Department and the Middlecreek Sportsmen Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Wright Dotson. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Lamb Dotson; a son, Larry D. Dotson, of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Debbie Cline of Mt. Sterling; two stepsons, Ricky Horn of Pikeville and Johnny M. Hunt of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Teresa Long of Danville; a brother, Orville Dotson of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Susie Burchett and Mable Honeycutt, both of Prestonsburg; two stepbrothers, Sherman Dotson of Warsaw, Ind., and Billy Joe Dotson of Prestonsburg; a stepsister, Jean Rice of Banner; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step- grandchildren. Funeral Services were Friday, Dec. 13, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

FAIRCHILD, Eual
1947–2002
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 24, 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Eual Fairchild, 55, who passed away Saturday, December 21, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Fairchild was born April 11, 1947 in Johnson County, son of Erie Blanton Fairchild and the late Eugene Fairchild. Surviving are his wife, Carol K. Fairchild; four sons, Anthony, Thomas and Kevin Fairchild, all of Oil Springs, and James Fairchild of Winchester, Ky.; one daughter, Majestic Larane Fairchild of Oil Springs; three brothers, James S., Gary, and Denzil Fairchild, all of Oil Springs; four sisters, Jewel Salyers of Paintsville, Donna Morgan of Anna, Illinois, Diane Blanton of Oil Springs, and Loretta Holden of Louisville; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by John Blanton and Frankie Williams, with burial following in the Blanton Family Cemetery, Low Gap, Ky.PAINTSVILLE HERALD

GLADEAU, Kelly Marie (Lawless)
1985-2002
Kelly Marie Gladeau, 17, of Ironton, daughter of Timothy Gladeau and Marlene Lawless, all of Ironton, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 24, 1985, in Johnson County.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Docks Creek Cemetery in Wayne County, W.Va. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

HANSON, Mary Ann (Wellman)
1953–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Mary Ann Hanson, 48, who passed away December 19 at her residence. Mrs. Hanson was born December 28, 1953 in Fort Gay, W.Va., daughter of the late Charles and Marie Castle Wellman. Surviving are one daughter, Stacey Hanson; one son, Richard Hanson of Louisa; two sisters, Barb Thompson of Louisa, and Carol Gulliver of Boston, Mass.; one brother, David Wellman of Surf City, N.C.; two grandchildren, Megan and Alison Hanson. The service was officiated by David Maynard and Ray Church, with burial following in Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

HOLTON, Nora 1965–2002 Funeral services were held Monday, December 16, 1 p.m. from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Nora Holton, 37, who passed away December 13 2002, at the McDowell A.R.H. Hospital at McDowell after an extended illness. Ms. Holton was born November 9, 1965 at Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Edna Grace (Marshall) Holton and the late Larry Gordon Holton. The service was officiated by Rev. Lenvil Campbell, with burial following in the Old Ford/Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
HUGHES, Mary
1926–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, December 9, 11 a.m. from the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Hughes, 76, who passed away Thursday, December 5 2002 at the Millers Merry Manor at Warsaw, Ind. Ms. Hughes was born May 1, 1926, daughter of the late Jim Henry and Ida (Marsillett) Hughes. Surviving are one son, Eugene Hughes of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Ossie Holbrook of Prestonsburg, Susie Miller and Josephine Blackburn of Elkton, Md.; two brothers, Malcom Hughes of Warsaw, Ind., and Bill Hughes of Elkton, Md.; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren. Following the funeral service, burial took place in the Hale Family Cemetery at Blue River, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

KESTNER, Delby “Hardtimes”
1939 -2002
Delby “Hardtimes” Kestner, 63, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 23, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Roger and Ola Rowland Kestner. He was retired from Mountain Tire Company and a member of Concord Independent Church. Survivors include his wife, Alice Skaggs Kestner of Flat Gap; three sons, Cody Kestner at home, Timmy Powers of Paintsville and Terry Parrot of Florida; a daughter, Tammy Mullins of Ashland; five brothers, Roger Lee Kestner of Sitka, Arville Kestner of Paintsville, Larry Kestner of Salyersville, Paul Kestner of Tennessee and Bobby Kestner of Michigan; six sisters, Janetta Kestner and Jamie Wiley, both of Paintsville, Mary Kestner and Nancy Kestner, both of Sitka, and Joyce Dennison, Donna Estep, and Judy Eslinger, all of Boons Camp; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 14, at Concord Independent Baptist Church with Revs. Edgel Golden and Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

KIRTLEY, Gordon S. Sr.
1928–2002
Private memorial services were held at the Kirtley family cemetery in Hurricane, W. Va. for Gordon S. Kirtley, Sr., 74, who passed away suddenly Sunday, December 15, 2002. Mr. Kirtley was born May 13, 1928 in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Gordon and Opal Thompson Kirtley, Sr. He was preceded in death by wife, Elise S. Kirtley. PAINTSVILLE HERALD
LEMASTER, Wilbert
1931–2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 21, 10:30 a.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Wilbert Lemaster, 71, who passed away Wednesday, 18, 2002, at his Flat Gap residence. Mr. Lemaster was born July 12, 1931 in Owensville, Ky., son of the late Roy and Alene Snedegar LeMaster. The service will be officiated by Johnnie LeMaster and Link LeMaster, with burial following in LeMaster Cemetery, Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

LEONHARDT, Patsy C. (Haney)
1945-2000
RUSSELL, Ky. — Patsy C. (Haney) Leonhardt, 57, Flatwoods, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in Russell. She was born Nov. 22, 1945, in Paintsville, Ky., to Estill Haney and Geneva Banks Meeks. Her mother survives in Flatwoods, Ky. Ms. Leonhardt was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School. She was formerly in retail management and was a buyer for the former C.H. Parsons Co., Delmar's and Dorman's department stores. Also surviving are a daughter, Tiffany Obenshain, Russell, Ky.; four brothers, Phillip (Madge) Haney, Ashland, Ky., Jack (Joyce) Haney, Anderson, Bob (Phyllis) Haney, Paintsville, Ky., and Mike Haney, Flatwoods, Ky.; two sisters, Kathy Ridenour, Ashland, Ky., and Mrs. Jim (Brenda) Stackhouse, Roann; and one grandchild, Dylan Obenshain. One brother, Larry Haney, is deceased. A memorial service was held Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, with Pastor Terry Browning officiating. Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods handled the arrangements.

LYON, Richard Green
1948-2002
Richard Green Lyon, 54, Paris, KY, husband of Rebecca McIntyre Lyon and father of Morgan Stokes Lyon, died Friday December 27, 2002 at University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1948 in Paintsville, a son of Christine Carpenter Lyon, Salyersville, and the late Edwin Paul Lyon. He was a registered pharmacist graduating from U.K. college of Pharmacy. Richard was a member of Prater United Methodist Church, Salyersville, and past president of the Brittany Club of Kentucky. He was also known for his love of music and the harmonica, and will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman & lifelong grouse hunter, dog breeder & trainer. Other survivors include three brothers, Henry Hamilton Lyon, Paintsville, Edwin Paul Lyon, Jr., Salyersville and Hobart McKinney, Garrett; a sister, Susie Lyon (Guy) Ormsby, Paris; and several nieces and nephews. Services 1:00 p.m. Monday at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Ewell Sammons, with burial in the church cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Maze, Dick Williams, Tim Carty, John Witt, Jack Brown, Chris Crowe and Larry Howington. Honorary bearers are the nieces and nephews. Visitation will be in the Academy Building immediately following the services.

MCCOART, Robert Joseph
2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, 12:30 p.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church for Robert Joseph McCoart, 72, who passed away Monday, December 16, 2002. Surviving are his wife, Karen Sue Waldron McCoart; two sons, Bill McCoart of Paducah and Robert Joseph McCoart of Greensboro, N.C.; one daughter, Kimberly Griffo of Murray; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, James Patrick McCoart; one sister, Monica Lyon. The service was officiated by Father Ray Goetz, with burial following in Murray City Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

O'BRYAN, Mildred  (Blanton)
1920–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 2:30 p.m. at Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Oh., for Mildred O’Bryan, 82, who passed away Friday, December 20, 2002,  at the Pike Community Hospital, Waverly, Oh. Mrs. O’Bryan was born March 25, 1920 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Myrtle and John McKinley Blanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne O’Bryan; one daughter, Joan Wagner Horsley; one son, Baxter O’Bryan; three brothers, Quenten, Paul and John Blanton; three sisters, Ruby Youngqist, Evalee Anderson, and Imogene Powers; two great-grandsons, Eric Todd Moran and Adam Michael Wagner. Surviving are three grandsons, Samuel Wagner of Grand Island, Fl., Joe Wagner and John Wagner, both of Waverly, Oh.; two granddaughters, Diannah Holbrook of Beaver, Oh., and Juanita Horsley Stephens of Waverly, Oh.; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; one sister, Faye Wheeler Blair of Magoffin County, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Elders Larry Blanton and John Daniels, with burial following in Mt. Latham Cemetery, Waverly, Oh.PAINTSVILLE HERALD
RAY, Clyde Moses "Moe"
1935-2002
Clyde Moses "Moe" Ray, 67, of Hagerhill, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Ray was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Pike County. His wife, Virgie Faye Johnson Ray, survives. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today, anytime Thursday and until time of the service Friday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

RICE, Geneva (Kestner)
1920-2002
Published-Wednesday Jan.9 2003
Geneva Kestner Rice, 82, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at Auburn Hills Health Center, Kettering. Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Malchom and Clara Colvin Kestner. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, James Rice of Dayton; three sons, Greg Rice of Dayton, Fredrick Rice of Fayetteville, N. C., and Rodney Rice of Elkhart, Ind.; three brothers, Harold Kestner of West Van Lear, Elzie Kestner of Hager Hill and Alvis Kestner of Wittensville; a sister, Dixie Conley of Hager Hill; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4, at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, Dayton, with Pastor Clay Norman officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Memorial Gardens, Tipp City, Ohio, under direction of Newcomer Fraley Funeral Home and Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

RICHMOND, Chester Lee
1950–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, December 23, 10 a.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Chester Lee Richmond, 52, who passed away Friday, December 20, 2002, in Pulaski, Virginia. Mr. Richmond was born August 25, 1950 in Johnson County, son of Thelma Delong Richmond and the late Joel Richmond. Surviving are one daughter, Lisa Marie Richmond of Pulaski, Va.; one brother, James E. Richmond of Van Lear; six sisters, Debbie Hatfield, Linda Newberry, Eva McKenzie and Wanda Goble, all of Van Lear, Sharon Burchett of Sitka, and Glenda Goble of Auxier. The service was officiated by Ted Dawson. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SCARBERRY, Oaklie
1920–2002
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 19, 2 p.m. at Barnes Funeral Home, New Paris, Oh. for Oaklie Scarberry, 82, who passed away Monday, December 16, 2002,  at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Scarberry was born June 1, 1920 in Nippa, son of the late Roy and Lou (Brown) Scarberry.  Surviving are his former wife, Shirley Imalee (Young) Scarberry of New Paris, Oh.; one daughter, Sandra L. Scarberry of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law Emery and Elizabeth Scarberry of Creston, Oh.; sister and brother-in-law, Maxie and Cecil Blair, Nippa, Ky.; nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Willie Brown, with burial following in Springlawn Cemetery, New Paris, Oh. Military graveside services were given by the Preble County Honor Guard.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SCHULTZ, Talva (Cooper)
1919–2002
Funeral services were held Friday, December 6, 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home for Talva Cooper Schultz, 83, who passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Schultz was born April 10, 1919 in Webbville, daughter of the late Claude and Nellive Blevins Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Schultz. Surviving are three sisters, Esta Thompson of Webbville; Noma Houston and Authena Claprood, both of Delaware, Ohio; three brothers, James Cooper of Webbville, Ralph Cooper of Delaware, Ohio and Bernard Cooper of West Union, Ohio; a special niece, Mary Beth Darling of Webbville; several other nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Bonda Salyers and Rev. David Boggs, with burial following in Ferguson Cemetery at Webbville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SHAFER, Lawrence “Bud”
1920–2002
Private services were held for Lawrence “Bud” Shafer, 82, who passed away Thursday, December 19, 2002, at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Shafer was born December 2, 1920 in Charleston, W.Va., son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Bertha Bower Shafer.  Surviving are his wife, Sara Ann Dickenson Shafer; one son, Lawrence Edward Shafer of Hollywood, Fla.; one daughter Diane Shafer of Paintsville; one granddaughter, Sara Shafer; one brother, Earl Shafer of Oil City, Pa.; one sister, Joan Gold Oaks. Burial took place in Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

SKAGGS, Angie Belle (Alley)
1916–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, 1 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Angie Belle Skaggs, 86, who passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2002. Mrs. Skaggs was born January 31, 1916 in Floyd County, daughter of the late James William and Ada Scutchfield Alley.  Surviving are her husband, Hurshal James Skaggs of Oil Springs; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Rev. Roy Harlow, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STAMBAUGH, John
1932-2002
John Stambaugh, 70, of Sitka, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 31, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Taylor and Ruth May Brown Stambaugh. He was a retired miner. Survivors include four brothers, Eugene Stambaugh, Mynard Stambaugh, Sam Stambaugh and Don Stambaugh, all of Sitka; and a sister, Rudel McCown of West Union, Ohio. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John Fairchild officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

STANLEY, Joe Wheeler
1933-2002
Joe Wheeler Stanley, 69, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 16, 1933, in Johnson County, he was a son of Carmia Wireman Stanley of Prestonsburg and the late Roosevelt Stanley. He was a retired sign painter and U.S. Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Stanley and Tom Stanley. Survivors include a son, Donald Ray Stanley of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Ralph Stanley of Jeffersonville, Doug Stanley of Hager Hill and Paul Stanley of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Christine Ward of Meally, Perline Stanley of Dorton and Ina Jo Clemons of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 19, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Hershel Wright officiating. Burial was in Gethesemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home.

STEELE, Walter Jr.
1954-2002
Walter Steele Jr., 48, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Franklin Furnance, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 in Vicksburg, Miss. He was born May 6, 1954 in Paintsville, Ky. He was the husband of Audrey J. Steele.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, Ohio. Burial will be in Junior Furnace Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

TERRY, Samuel R.
1941-2002
Samuel R. Terry, 61, of Martin, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born Jan. 6, 1941, in Knott County, he was a son of Bill Terry and Norcie Chaffins Terry. He was a retired mechanical supervisor for Kinzer Drilling Company and a member of Kentucky Organ Donor Association. Survivors include his wife, Donna Combs Terry; two sons, Bobby Terry of Van Lear and Billy Terry of Martin; four daughters, Kim Whited and Sandy May, both of Martin, Angie Wright of Allen and Debbie Terry of Mousie; a brother, Billy Ray Terry of Softshell; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 8, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with clergyman Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were William Harmon, Tim Steffy, Dennis Adams, Luke Vanhoose, Jerry Kinzer, Terry Kinzer and Jason Spencer.

THACKER, Ruby
1913-2002
Ruby Thacker, 89, of Marietta, Ga., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in Autumn Breeze Nursing Home in Marietta. She was born Jan. 30, 1913, in Johnson County.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville. There is no visitation.  Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville is in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

THOMPSON, Edith (Moore)
1938–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, December 30, 1 p.m. at the Spence FWB Church for Edith Moore Thompson, 64, who passed away Saturday, December 28, 2002,  in Grove City, Ohio. Mrs. Thompson was born March 23, 1938 in Norris, Ky., daughter of the late Harrison and Myrta Melvin Moore. Surviving are her husband, Lonzo C. Thompson of Louisa; one daughter Deborah Whitt of Grove City, Oh.; two sons, Markison Thompson of Louisa and Timothy Thompson of Circleville, Oh.; six sisters, Zora Anders of Cambridge, Oh., Ethel Pack of Mechanicsburg, Oh., Pearlene Moore of Raceland, Ky., Ellen Marie Pack of Louisa, Ann Ward of Second Creek, W.Va., and Pauline Hayes of Louisa; seven grandsons. The service was officiated by Roger Ross and Ronnie Childers, with burial following in Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

VINSON, Evelyn (Walden)
1929–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, 12 noon at Lazear Funeral Home for Evelyn Walden Vinson, 73, who passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2002. Mrs. Vinson was born May 30, 1929, daughter of Melissa Dutton and Harry Walden. She was preceded in death by one sister, Callie Walden. Surviving are four daughters, Molly Ann Pruitt, Amy Evans Sammons, Pamela Jo Vinson, and Melissa Chloe Atkins; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Allie Myers and Virginia Napier; many nieces and nephews and cousins. The service was officiated by Pastor Don Marsh, with burial following in the Arrowwood-Dutton Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WALKE, Betty Charlotte (Rice)
1919–2002
Funeral services were held Monday, December 30, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel for Betty Charlotte Walke, 83, who passed away Friday, December 27 2002 at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Mrs. Walke was born June 15, 1919 in Jackson, Ohio, daugther of the late William Gilbert “Jake” Rice and Florence E. Gibson Rice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn R. “Sarge” “Pig” Walke. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ron Walke and Dianna Teater Walke, of Morehead, Ky.; one granddaughter, Lee Ann Walke Pepper and husband Daryl, of Louisville; three great- granddaughters, Anna Cecile Pepper, Mary Charlotte Pepper, Charles Dexter Lee Pepper; one brother, Gilbert Wayne Rice, of Jackson, Ohio. The service was officiated by Harold Tackett and Daryl Pepper, with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WALTERS, Mary Lou (Newsome)
2002
Mary Lou Newsome Walters, 53, formerly of Paintsville, went to be with the Lord on December 3 2002 at 4:20 p.m. after a long battle with breast cancer. Mary Lou was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. Her father, Ralph Newsome, preceded her in death. Survivors include Lula Newsome, McDowell, Ky., her husband of 35 years, Ed Walters, Lexington; two daughters, Amy Mulfinger, Louisville, and Amanda Wall, Lexington; two sons-in-law, Rob Mulfinger and Bryan Wall; a granddaughter, Sydney Wall; the litte boy she thought of as a grandson, Keaton Smith; eight sisters, Alicetene Ward, McDowell, Ky. Inis Jean Grimm, Prestonsburg, Ky., Christina Simpson, Prestonsburg, Ky., Barbara Tuttle, Auxier, Ky., Vada Sue Savage, Smithland, Ky. Ruth Ann Williams, Paintsville, Ky. Brenda Henson, Auxier, Ky. and Dottie Spradlin, Devner, Ky.; one brother, Ralph Newsome, Jr., McDowell, Ky.  Mary Lou is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lexington. Interment will follow at Lexington Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WEBB, Mallory Clark
1930–2002
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 21, 11 a.m. at Old Log Church for Mallory Webb, 72, who passed away Wednesday, December 18 2002, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born September 5, 1930 in Johnson County, son of the late Charlie and Lucrecia Webb Clark. Burial will followed the service at Webb Family Cemetery, Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, Bobby Willard Jr.
1962-2002
Bobby Willard Wells, Jr., 40, of Auxier, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at his residence. Born April 14, 1962, in Paintsville, he was a son of Bobby W. Wells, Sr. and Herbie Banks Wells of Prestonsburg. He was an electrician for Pritchard Electric Company, and a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay Jenkins Wells of Auxier; two daughters, Joy Wheeler of Winchester and Brandy Wells of Auxier; a brother, Scott Wells of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Rebecca Wells of Henderson; a grandmother, Sarah Jane Wilcox of Prestonsburg; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 8, at Carter Funeral Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Revs. Terry Smith and Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial was in Bobby Wells Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Paul Wheeler, Ron Dollins, Joey Shelton, Carl Howard, Bill Wheeler, Larry Hughes, Michael Nash, Dave Bowens, Durell Cantrill and Kevin Wheeler.

WELLS, Charles Ray
1930–2002
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 29, 2 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Charles Ray Wells, 72, who passed away Friday, December 27, 2002. Mr. Wells was born July 18, 1930 in Johnson County, son of the late Arthur and Jenny Ward Wells.  Surviving are three daughters, Liddie Justice of Raccoon, Ky., Linda Spears of Prestonsburg, and Cora Louise Picklesimer of Sitka; two sisters, Carol Davis of Paintsville, and Francis Honaker of Bowling Green, Ky.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD
WELLS, James Raymond
1925–2002
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, December 27, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home for James Raymond Wells, 77, who passed away Monday, December 23, 2002, at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Wells was born September 6, 1925 in Floyd County, son of the late Sherman and Emma Rose Goble Wells.  Surviving are his wife, Ivanell Willis Wells; three sons, Ron Wells of Paintsville, Warner Wells of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and John Wells of Lexington; four daughters, Palma Wells Burchett of Staffordsville, Nancy Wells Pack of Moraine, Ohio, Lillian Wells Storm of Lexington, Ky., and Deloris Wells Moore of Paintsville; two sisters, Sue Joyce and Anna Mae Garrett, both of Prestonsburg; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by John Boyd, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD

WELLS, Samuel L. Jr.
1948-2002
Samuel L. Wells Jr., 54, of San Antonio, Texas, died at his residence. Born June 19, 1948, in Paintsville, he was a son of Betty Halter and the late Samuel L. Wells Sr. He was a diabled veteran. Survivors include his wife, Angie Wells of Ashland; a son, Clinton B. Wells of Ashland; two sisters, Lora Jean Hamilton of Prestonsburg and Margie Fitch; and two brothers, Jesse Wells and Robert Wells. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 20, at the Inez Chapel with Brumley and Sterling Marcum officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo Horn under direction of Richmond- Callaham Funeral Home.

ZEMO, Raymond
1925–2002
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Raymond Zemo, 77, who passed away Wednesday, December 4 2002 at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Zemo was born Febrary 6, 1925, son of the late Michael and Justina (Sokoloski) Zemo. Surviving are his wife, Mary Mullins Zemo; one son, Allen Ray Zemo of Pikeville; one daughter, Amy Broadhurst of Louisville; three sisters, Sophia Shockey of Pikeville, Dorothy Martinez of Pahrump, Nv., Francis Hedges of Midlothian, Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tim Blankenship, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD

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