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JANUARY - 2004

ALLEN, Ervin Jr.
1953-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 24, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Warfield Chapel for Ervin Allen Jr., 50, who passed away Wednesday, January 21 2004 at Crum, W. Va. Mr. Allen was born July 12, 1953 in Mingo County, W. Va., son of the late Ervin and Armenda Bragg Allen. He was a miner. Surviving are one son Ervin Clifton Allen of Huntington, W. Va.; one brother, Clifton Allen of Bunnell, Fla.; four sisters, Brenda Williamson of Crum, W. Va., Alberta Chapman of Fort Gay, W. Va., Donna Allen of Louisa, Ky. and Teresa Kleinman of Sciotoville, Ohio; one grandchild. The service was officiated by Ken Allen and Jesse Allern, with burial in the Allen Family Cemetery at Crum, W. Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004

 
BALDRIDGE, Carl
1923-2004
Died: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Age: 80
JOHNSON COUNTY
Carl Baldridge, 80, of East Point, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 21, 1923, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Edward and Jenny George Baldridge. He was a state highway garage worker and a WW II U. S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Baldridge and Earshall Baldridge; and a sister, Julia Davis. Survivors include two sons, Edward Baldridge of Martin and Charles Baldridge of Floyd County; a stepson, Eugene Arms of Ohio; a daughter, Jenny Lynn Baldridge of Williamson, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Norma Meek Collier of Paintsville; a sister, Fannie Music of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.07 2004

   
BAYS, Kethern Keith "Judge"
Died: Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Age: 66
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kethern Keith “Judge” Bays, 66, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 19, 1934, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Charley and Rebecca Back Bays. He was owner and operator of Bays Trucking Company. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Bays; a brother, Mitchell Bays; and a sister, Gertrude O’Connor. Survivors include a son, James Benard Bays of Seitz; two daughters, Linda Carol Binkowski and Debbie Sue Long, both of Knox, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 31, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Wayne Meade Jr. and James Matthew Caudill officiating. Burial was in Bays Cemetery, Right Middle Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
BRYANT, Reecie (Wheeler)
Died: Saturday, January 31, 2004
Age: 90
FLOYD COUNTY — Reecie Wheeler Bryant, 90, of Price, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1913, at Whitehouse, she was a daughter of the late Lenville and Nellie Booth Wheeler. She was a homemaker and member of Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, Price. She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Bryant; a son, Kennith Bryant; a daughter, Constance Bryant; two sisters, Ethel Ward and Lenchie Welch; and a great- grandchild. Survivors include six sons, Lonnie Bryant of Martin, Lloyd Bryant, Larry Bryant, Gary Bryant and Lester Bryant, all of Price, and Harold Bryant of Lorraine, Ohio; four daughters, Rowlena Willis of Martin, Betty Bryant and Nellie Mullins, both of Price and Cheryl Davis of Albion, Mich.; a sister, Verlie Vanhoose of River; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Little Cemetery, Price, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.05 2004

 
BUTCHER, Mary Sue (Daniel)
1937-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 22, 1 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church for Mary Sue Butcher, 67, who passed away Monday, January 19 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Butcher was born January 18, 1937 in Thealka, Ky., daughter of the late Dennis Charles and Hester Irene Burton Daniel. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Glenn Richard Butcher; two sons, Daniel “Danny” Richard Butcher of Tutor Key, Ky. and Kenneth “Kenny” Butcher of Van Lear, Ky.; one daughter, Nancye Kathryne Daniels of Stambaugh, Ky.; one sister, Nancye Moore of Van Lear, Ky.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Reverends Ronnie Spriggs and Steve Hazlett, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2004


 
CANTRELL, Bonnie
1939-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Bonnie Cantrell, 64, who passed away Saturday, January 24 2004 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Cantrell was born September 9, 1939 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Ollie J. and Martha Marie Holbrook Cantrell. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Henry Cantrell; one son, Thomas Edward Cantrell of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Diana Moore of Van Lear, Ky. and Bonita Greer of Richmond, Ky.; two brothers, Charles Brian Fyffe of Bellbrooke, Ohio and Freddy Fyffe of Vandalia, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild and two step-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Jerry Lee Castle Jr., with burial in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004

 
CASTLE, Curtis
1928-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, 3 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Curtis Castle, 75, who passed away Monday, January 19 2004 at his residence. Mr. Castle was born July 31, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Henry and Fannie Dutton Castle. He had worked as a welder with Hovatter Coal Corporation. Surviving are his wife, Mary Farley Castle; one son, William Jefferson Castle of Calhoun, Ga.; six daughters, Deborah Ware of Kelseyville, Calif., Bonnie Jean Castle of Pine Island, Fla., Terecia Meade of Whitehouse, Ky., Pamela Padilla of Littleton, Ga., Corliss Faulkenburg of Gypsum, Col., Lynette Smith of Lancaster, Ohio; two sisters, Dovie Flemings of Allegheny, Ky. and Hassie Childers of Arizona. The service will be officiated by Harold Conley, with burial following in the Castle Family Cemetery at Whitehouse, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2004

 
CASTLE, Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Died: Friday, January 02, 2004
Age: 90
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Castle, 90, of Tutor Key, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 in Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 26, 1913, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Martin Jesse and Selena VanHoose. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Castle; a daughter, Bonnie VanHoose; a brother, Dallas VanHoose; and a sister, Hazel VanHoose. Survivors include a son, Richard Thomas Castle of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Selena Bell Preston of Frontier, Mich., and Elizabeth “Penny” Clay of Prestonsburg; a brother, Shaedrick Jesse VanHoose of Beloit, Wis.; a twin sister, Eldana “Annie” Lyons of Tutor Key; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 5, at George’s Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Carlos Preston and Douglas Ward officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Family Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.07 2004

 
CAUDILL, Jason Lee
1980-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, January 19, 2004, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home for Jason Caudill, 23, who passed away Friday, January 16 2004 in Prestonsburg, Ky. Jason was born November, 17, 1980 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Samuel and Christine Collins Moyer. Step-son of Vicky Caudill and Randy Moyer. Surviving are two brothers, Scotty Caudill of Whippoorwill, Ky. and Jordan Caudill of Nippa, Ky.; one step-brother, Morgan Stone of Martin, Ky.; one sister, Amy Mollett of Wittensville, Ky.; one step-sister, Cindy Murphy of Langley, Ky.; grandparents, Wayne and Mary Joan Caudill of Paintsville, Ky.; very special cousin, Tyler Rae Conn of River, Ky.; very special mother and father, Margaret Ann and Butch Conn of River, Ky.; one special uncle, Matt Caudill of Louisa, Ky.; two nephews; two nieces; six uncles; six aunts and many more cousins and friends. Services were officiated by Glen Vanhoose, with burial in Lakeview Cemetery of Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2004


 
COCHRAN, Winfred
 Died: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Age: 83
JOHNSON COUNTY — Winfred Cochran, 83, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at his residence. Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Thurman and Cleffa Gullett Cochran. He was a retired forger with Dayton Forging Heat Treating, and a U. S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lowell Cochran, Lowman Cochran, Thurman Shae Cochran, and Douglas Cochran. and Survivors include his wife, Edna Susan McKenzie Cochran of Oil Springs; a son, Ronald Allen Cochran of Union, Ohio; a daughter, Karen Kay Guehring of West Alexandria, Ohio; two brothers, Emery Carson Cochran of Oil Springs, and James Edward Cochran of Fairborn, Ohio; a sister, Mary Lou Picklesimer of Oil Springs; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 16, at Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Elders Sam Reed, Frankie Williams, and Melvin Wright officiating. auxier Chapter of DAV conducted military services. Burial was in Royal Oaks Memorial Gardens, Brookville, Ohio, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. BIG SANDY NEWS

 
COLVIN, Pauline
2004
Pauline Colvin, age 71, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Member Whitehall Church of the Nazarene. Preceded in death by husband Richard "Pete" Colvin; daughter Deborah Jean Colvin; 9 brothers and sisters. Survived by sons, Rick (Wanda) Colvin and Bruce (Marcy) Colvin; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis (nee Ferguson) (Gene) Greene; special friend and caregiver, Bonnie Martin; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family in Paintsville, KY and Martin, KY. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where service will be Saturday 10 a.m. Pastor Rodney Kuhn officiating. Interment Union Cemetery.

 
CONLEY, Dewey A.
1930-2004
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Dewey A. Conley, 73, who passed away Friday, January 2 2004 at Birchaven Retirement Center in Findlay, Ohio. Mr. Conley was born April 1, 1930 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Ollie and Lydia Auxier Conley. He worked in construction as a home builder. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Sharon Conley; an infant brother, James Roy Conley; one sister, Imogene Dingus. Surviving are his wife, Deliah E. Triplett Conley; one son, Danny Ray Conley of Findlay, Ohio; one brother, Raymond Conley; five sisters, Eunice Robinson, Mildred Oldham, Lydia Auxier, Irene Kindrick and Wanda Tackett; two grandchildren, Laura and Michael Conley. The service was officiated by James Doughton, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.09 2004

   
CONLEY, Ollie (Blanton)
Died: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Age: 88
FLOYD COUNTY — Ollie Conley, 88, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 20, 1915, in Ophir, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Sally Prichard Blanton. She was a homemaker, a member of WCG and a Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Conley. Survivors include three sons, Larry Conley of Paintsville, Norvan Conley of Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Paul Conley of Staffordsville; four daughters, Anita Picklesimer of Sitka, Janet Salyer of Springfield, Ohio, Karen Sue Duncan of Columbus, Ohio and Sharon Cantrell of Oil springs; a brother, James Blanton of Somerset; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 29, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Delbert Music officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
CRUM, Delmar
1928-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Delmar Crum, 75, who passed away Sunday, January 25 2004 at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Crum was born may 10, 1928 in Martin County, Ky., son the late Melvin and Haley Pigg Crum. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, May Flora Crum. Surviving are four sons, Chester and Jerry Crum, both of Williamsport, Ky., Delmar Crum Jr. of Oil Springs, Ky., and William Crum of Boonscamp, Ky.; four daughters, Susie Mollette of Boonscamp, Ky., Della Williams of Inez, Ky., Judy Mollette and Teresa Hinkle, both of Tomahawk, Ky.; two sisters, Velva Penix of Meally, Ky. and Jeanette Mollette of Auxier, Ky.; 22 grandchildren, 23 great- grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. The service will be officiated by Jack Woody, with burial following in the family cemetery at Boonscamp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.

 
FAIRCHILD, Maxie
1916-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Maxie Fairchild, 87, who passed away Tuesday, January 20 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Fairchild was born March 6, 1916 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late London Bailey and Cora Cook Burke. She was a nurse. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jasper Bruce Wheeler and second husband, Wilburn Fairchild. Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Beal of Hinesville, Ga.; one son, Gary Dean Fairchild of New York; two sisters, Emily Preston of Barefoot Bay, Fla. and Madine Burke of Oil Springs, Ky.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Allen Melton, with burial following in the Burke Cemetery at Oil Springs, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2004

 
FRAZIER, Mary Jane (Risner)
1940-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31, 1 p.m. at Miracle Meetings Chruch, Galion, Ohio, for Mary Jane Frazier, 63, who passed away Wednesday, January 28, at Galion Community Hospital. She was born in Paintsville, Ky. on June 10, 1940, daughter of the late Adam and Stella (Conley) Risner. Surviving are her husband, Pastor Cecil W. Frazier; three sons, Jerry Lee (Pam) Frazier, Galion, Ohio, Larry J. (Gloria) Frazier, Leesburg, Ohio, and Cecil W., II (Kim) Frazier, Iberia, Ohio; seven grandchildren; one sister, Martha Ann Ferrell, Prestonsburg, Ky. The service will be officiated by Rev. Birtsel Scott, with burial in Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Ohio.Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.05 2004

   
GOBLE, Lake
1917-2004
MARTIN COUNTY Lake Goble, 86, of Inez, died Sunday, Jan. 25, at Thompsonhood Veterans Center, Wilmore. Born Oct. 25, 1917, in Martin County, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Maggie Ward Goble. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Goble; and three sisters, Exie Jude, Olga Clickenger, and Zella Hartman. Survivors include his wife, Veatrice Pack Goble; three sons, John K. Goble of Debord, Harold Roger Goble and Gordon F. Goble, both of Inez; two daughters, Glenda F. Ramey and Joyce Eisnaugle, both of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Edwin M. Goble of Roy, Utah, Dave Goble of Jackson, Mich., Offutt Goble of Frankfort and Oscal Goble of Inez; a sister, Okla Blackburn of Inez; six grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home with Phillip Kirk and James Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.28 2004

 
GROSS, Samuel Jerome Sr.
Died: Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — Samuel Jerome Gross, Sr., 63, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late William and Sadie Meeks Gross. Survivors include his wife, Frances Pilkerson Gross of Paintsville; a son, Samuel Jerome Gross Jr., of West Van Lear; two daughters, Pamela Sue Gross and Betty Jean Gross, both of Paintsville; a brother, David F. Gross of Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Edith Hall of Pennsylvania, and Lula Gross of Paintsville; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Adkins officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
HARLESS, Donna (Goble)
1942-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 25, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Donna Harless, 61, who passed away Tuesday, January 20 2004 in Jackson, Tennessee. Mrs. Harless was born February 26, 1942 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Samuel and Docie Goble. Surviving are her husband, George Harless; one son, Chris Harless of Jackson, Tenn.; one daughter, Sheila Harless of Henderson, Tenn.; three brothers, Larry and Harold Ray Goble, both of Inez, Ky. and Lloyd Goble of Leonard Town, Md.; two sisters, Louella Maynard of Debord, Ky. and Linda Carol Griffith of Inez, Ky.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Roger Harless, with burial in the Goble Cemetery at Debord, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004

 
HELTON, Edith (Reed)
1907-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Edith Helton, 96, who passed away Sunday, January 11 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Helton was born April 6, 1907 in Oil Springs, Ky., daughter of the late George W. and Ida Lou Williams Reed. She was preceded in death by husband Dewey Helton and first husband Earl Williams. Surviving are one sister, Geneva Conley of Staffordsville, Ky.; several step-children. The service was officiated by Elders Sammy Reed, Frankie Williams and Ray McCarty, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday

 
HOWARD, James Albert “Whitey”
1936-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 29, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for James Albert “Whitey” Howard, 68, who passed away Sunday, January 25 2004 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. Mr. Howard was born January 20, 1936 in Martin County, Ky., son of the late James M. and Cora Sherman Howard. He was a dozer operator. Surviving are one son, Ray (Margaret) Howard of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; two step-sons, Randy (Donita) Hackworth of Arimo, Ida. and Larry Davis of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Phyllis (Robert) Preece and Carolyn Fitch, both of Debord, Ky.; one brother, Gilbert Howard of Paintsville, Ky.; five sisters, Sharon (Don) Davis of Tomahawk, Ky., Emma Jane (Lewis) Preston of Milo, Ky., Rella (Windred) Amburgy of Tomahawk, Ky., Virginia (Cecil) Butcher of Boonscamp, Ky. and Vaoma (Jessie) Burchfield of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Lonnie Ratliff and Dr. Lon Lafferty, with burial following in the Howard Cemetery at Debord, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004


HUNTER, Mollie (Fraley)
1906-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 17, 11 a.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church for Mollie Hunter, 97, who passed away Wednesday, January 14 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Hunter was born September 28, 1906 in Lawrence County, Ky., daughter of the late Charles and Martha Ellen Payne Fraley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Hunter. The service will be officiated by Hubert Slone, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 14, 2004

 
JOHNSON, William Andrew
1914-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 9, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for William Andrew Johnson, 89, who passed away Wednesday, January 7 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Johnson was born January 29, 1914 in Blackford, Ky., son of the late Thomas Wesley and Delila Nesbitt Johnson. He had been a partner with Johnson & Johnson Law Office in Paintsville, Ky., until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn Johnson; two brothers, Wendall and John Johnson. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Harriet Johnson of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Cuba Johnson Mayes of Bowling Green, Ky.; and granddaughter, Jan (Joe) Johnson Patton of Paintsville, Ky.; one great-grandson, William Joseph Patton of Paintsville, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Donnie Patrick, with burial following in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.09 2004


  
LAYNE, Zora Phipps
Died: Monday, January 26, 2004
Age: 89
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Zora Phipps Layne, 89, of Salyersville, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 23, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Bradford and Laura Ramey Phipps. She was a retired teacher and a member of Elk Fork Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Layne; and two sisters, Lois Collinsworth and Virginia Phipps. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Gullett of Salyersville; two brothers, Curtis Phipps of Georgetown, and Melvin Phipps of Somerset; two sisters, Larue Jenkins of Waverly, Ohio, and Gertrude Wilson of Salyersville; one grandchild; and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 29, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Jerry Howard, Teddy Montgomery, and Rick Howard officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Mouth of Brushy, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.30 2004


LOWE, Lillian Hope (Blair)
Died: Saturday, January 17, 2004
Age: 60
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lillian Hope Lowe, 60, of Denver, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at her residence. Born Sept. 1, 1934, in Denver, she was a daughter of Dorothy Blair and the late Burlin Blair. She was a homemaker and a member of Beechwall United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, James Lowe; and a sister, Geraldine Baldwin. Additional survivors include her husband, Ervin Lowe of Denver; a son, Ricky Lowe of Denver; a daughter, Brenda Crawford of Hazard; two brothers, Robert Blair and Dalmas Blair, both of Denver; a sister, Dottie Spradlin of Denver; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders James R. Blair, Jerry Colvin, and Larry Salyer officiating. Burial was in Burlin Blair Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.21 2004

 
MAYNARD, Larry "Doc"
Died: Sunday, January 04, 2004
Age: 49
MARTIN COUNTY — Larry Maynard, 49, of Inez, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Sept. 12, 1954, in Martin County, he was a son of Brooxie Goble Maynard and the late Leondias Maynard. He was employed at the Martin County garage. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lenora Rice. Survivors include his wife, Tina Maynard; two daughters, Brandi Riffe of Paintsville and Kristen Maynard of Inez; a stepson, Nickolas Endicott of Paintsville; a brother, Paul Blake Maynard of California; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home with Arnold Damron officiating. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.07 2004

 
MEADE, Ruth (Fitch)
1920-2004
Ruth Meade, 83, of Westwood, Ky., a resident of Woodland Oaks, went home to be with our Lord, Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2004, at 2 a.m. She was born May 1, 1920, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Isadore and Fannie Cooper Fitch. Ruth was preceded in death by a special grandson, James Paul "JP" Adams. She is survived by her loving husband, Andrew Meade; a precious daughter, Peggy and her husband, Noah Adams, of Westwood; two sisters, Ruby and her husband, Bob Wells, of Tutor Key, Ky., and Kathy and her husband, Danny McCoart, of Van Lear, Ky.; three grandchildren, Theresa Whitlock, Gary Adams and Mark Adams; and seven great-grandchildren, Jason, Natalie, Justin, Tyler, Wesley, J.P., and Peyton. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Michael Locklear. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call an hour before the service at the funeral home. Daily Independent Friday Jan.23 2004

 
MEEK, Hunter
Hunter Bradley Meek, infant, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, in King's Daughters Medical Center. Hunter was the son of Adam and Miranda Meek of Boonscamp.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church in Leander, by Donald Caudill. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the church.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville is in charge of the arrangements.  Daily Independent Sunday Jan.18 2004

 
MELLON, Irene
Died: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Age: 102
JOHNSON COUNTY — Irene Mellon, 102, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born July 24, 1901, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Maltilda Pelphery Music. She was a domestic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bart Mellon. Survivors include a daughter, Annis Ruth Crace of Paintsville; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dr. Jeffrey Krupinski officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.07 2004

 
MORMAN, Paul David Jr., 40, of New Port Richey, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at Hernando- Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. He was born in Ashland, Ky. and moved to New Port Richey from Paintsville, Ky. in 1985. He was a foreman for Nelson Construction Co. in Clearwater, and was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include his wife, Diane L. Morman of New Port Richey, Fla.; son, Paul David Morman, III of New Port Richey; two daughters, Tiffany Morman of New Port Richey, and Brittany Morman of New Port Richey; father and step mother, Paul Sr. and Cindy Morman of Spring Hill. Fla.; mother and step father, Thelma and Charlie Meek of Paintsville, Ky.; three brothers, Richard Morman, Jerry Morman, and Timothy Morman, all of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Ratliff, and Diana Brooks, both of Paintsville, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday January 17, 2004 from 6 p.m. until service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. THOMAS B. DOBIES FUNERAL HOMES, CONGRESS STREET CHAPEL, NEW PORT RICHEY, FL.

 
NEWSOM, Bonnie Jean
Died: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Age: 65
FLOYD COUNTY — Bonnie Jean Newsom, 65, of Harold, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born Jan. 5, 1939, at Thealka, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Jessie Ratliff Vanhoose. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a brother, Henry C. Vanhoose; and a sister, Jessie E. Horne. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Newsom; two sons, Danny Ray Newsom of Harold and Michael Vanhoose of Mt. Sterling; a brother, Lincoln Vanhoose of Oil Springs; and two sisters, Zondra Baker of Staffordsville and Barbara Castle of Enon, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 15, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.16 2004

 
PELPHREY, Lura Mae (Davis)
Died: Monday, January 05, 2004
Age: 90
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lura Mae Pelphrey, 90, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Jan. 5, at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born June 18, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Mary Webb Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Pelphrey. Survivors include four sons, Bob Pelphrey and John G. Pelphrey, both of Stambaugh, Jack Pelphrey of Flat Gap, and Kenny Pelphrey of Oil Springs; two daughters, June Stapleton of Oil Springs, and Edna Grace Caudill of Stambaugh; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 9, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Mitchell Spradlin, Sammy Reed and John Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.10 2004

 
PHELPS, Clyde
1925-2004
 Funeral services will be held Friday, January 23, 12 noon at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Clyde Phelps, 78, who passed away Wednesday, January 21 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Phelps was born July 22, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late John and Ethel Short Phelps. He was an insurance salesman. Surviving are his wife, Sue McClone Phelps; one son, Greg Phelps of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one daugher, Sherri (Michael) Tyler of O’Fallon, Mo.; two grandchildren, Keaton and Jakob Tyler. The service will be officiated by Dave Flanery and Arvil Short, with burial following in the Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2004


 
PICKLESIMER, Phillip M.
Died: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Age: 60
OHIO
Phillip M. Picklesimer, 60, of Woodstock, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born March 10, 1943, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer. He was retired from Picklesimer Trucking Company, Marysville, and attended Catawba Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Virgie L. VanHoose Picklesimer of Woodstock; a daughter, Terry Long of Woodstock; a son Phillip Brian Picklesimer of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; four brothers, Bobby G. Picklesimer and Willard Odell Picklesimer, both of Milford Center, Ohio, Charles A. Picklesimer Sr. of W. Palm Beach, Fla, and Karl W. Picklesimer of Marysville; four sisters, Phyllis J. Roberts of Irwin, Ohio, Mary E. White of Springfield, Ohio, Frances A. Combs of N. Lewisburg, Ohio, and Nina M. Fairchild of Milford Center; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ingram Funeral Home with Revs. Stergil McCarty and John Long officiating. Burial was in Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center, under direction of Ingram Funeral Home, Marysville. Big Sandy News


POWERS, Rev. Rick
1957-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, January 26, 11 a.m. at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel for the Rev. Rick Powers, 46, who passed away Friday, January 23 2004 at Booneville Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville, Mississippi. Mr. Powers was born November 27, 1957, son of Grant Powers and the late Imojean Powers. He was a member and minister at the Booneville First Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Fran Powers; one daughter, Emily Powers (Andy) Stidham of Vernon, Ala.; one son, Nathan Grant Powers of Booneville, Miss.; father, Grant (Maxie) Powers of Salyersville, Ky.; one brother, Leonard Ray (Jody) Powers of Columbus, Ohio. The service was officiated by Brothers Edward Puckett and Scott Nicholson, with burial in the Cooper Cemetery near Hamilton, Ala. Arrangements under the direction of the McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville, Mississippi. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004


PRATT, Frank
1920-2004
Frank Pratt, 83, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Pratt was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Boyd County.  His wife, Lola Lovely Pratt, survives.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Disabled American Veterans, Auxier Chapter 18, will conduct military rites at the gravesite. Daily Independent Monday Jan.12 2004

 
PRUITT, Fannie (Castle)
1926-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 15 at 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Fannie Castle Pruitt, 77, who passed away Monday, January 12 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Pruitt was born March 18, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Dow and Lucina Ward Castle. She was a retired cook. She was also preceded in death by husband Floyd Pruitt; one daughter, Pam Pruitt Allen; one grandson, Orion May. Surviving are one son, Larry D. (Bessie) Pruitt of Thelma, Ky.; one daughter, Patricia Stapleton of Hager Hill, Ky.; one brother, Ermal (Viola) Castle of Paintsville, Ky.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 14, 2004

 
RAPIER, Dr. James H.
Died: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dr. James H. Rapier, 86, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 at Woodland Oaks Nursing Home, Ashland. Born March 3, 1917, in New Haven, he was a son of the late William Thomas and Corrine Mahoney Rapier. He graduated from St. Xavier High School, Louisville, received his bachelor of civil engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Louisville Dental School, Louisville. He practiced dentistry in Paintsville for over 45 years, served on the Johnson County Board of Health, Johnson County Library Board and Draft Board and was a US Army Korean veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Archer Rapier. Survivors include a son, Dr. Joseph H. Rapier of Paintsville; three daughters, Peggy Williams of Ashland, Mary James Carroll of Irvine, and Margy Rapier of Paintsville; and eight grandchildren. A private family service was held Thursday, Jan. 22, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Paintsville Library, Main Street, Paintsville; the Bobby Mullins Scholarship Fund, Paintsville; or Community Hospice, Ashland. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.23 2004

     
RICE, John Roy
Died: Friday, January 30, 2004
Age: 54
JOHNSON COUNTY — John Roy Rice, 54, of Wittensville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 22, 1949, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Alton Arthur and Elsine Setser Rice. He was a truck driver with Rice Trucking. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Morris Allen Rice and Emery Burton Rice; and a grandson, Billy Ray Rice. Survivors include his wife, Betty Joe Wells Rice of Wittensville; three sons, David Michael Rice of Wittensville, Roy Allen Rice of Salyersville, and John Arthur Rice of Huntington, W. Va.; a daughter, Tammy Joe Rice Jewell of Van Lear; a brother, William Alfred Rice of Sitka; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Andy Dillon officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


RISNER, Leck
Died: Thursday, January 22, 2004
Age: 84
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Leck Risner, 84, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 13, 1919, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Lundy and Jane Harvey Risner. He was a retired construction worker and farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hildred Patrick Risner; a son, Cliffton Risner; a brother, Joe Risner; and four sisters, Roxie Howard, Alpha Howard, Becky Amyx, and Sarah Lykins. Survivors include his second wife, Justine Arnett Risner of Salyersville; two sons, Jimmy Dean Risner and Harold D. Risner, both of Bloomington; five daughters, Helen Rose Francis of Pricey Creek, Nellie Risner of Thelma, Sue Dell Freeman of Mt. Sterling, Connie Jean Conley of Staffordsville, and Pamela Sue Williams of Litterals Fork, W. Va.; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 25, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with J. D. Rice, Joe Carroll, and Buster Blanton officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery, Bloomington, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
SALYER, Peggy Jo
Died: Saturday, January 17, 2004
Age: 40
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Peggy Jo Salyer, 40, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 2, 1963, in Mason, Mich., she was a daughter of Corbet and Barbara Sue Rowe Salyer. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include two sons, Damien Spears and Dalton Bradley, both of Royalton; a daughter, Paige Castle of Royalton; two brothers, Wendell E. Salyer of Floyd County, and James Salyer of Royalton; and two sisters, Tina Ward of Salyersville, and Robin Mullins of Royalton. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Doug Auxier officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Royalton, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.21 2004

 
SCURLOCK, James A.
Died: Monday, January 19, 2004
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — James A. Scurlock, 63, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at his residence. Born May 24, 1940, in Tutor Key, he was a son of Onelda Castle Scurlock of Tutor Key and the late William Robert Scurlock. He was an electrician, owned and operated Scurlock Heating and Cooling of Paintsville, and was employed with Johnson County Board of Education. He was an U. S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Jenny Scurlock of Paintsville; two sons, James “Pete” A. Scurlock II or Newburg, Mich., and Thomas Christopher Scurlock of Paintsville; two daughters, Lisa Childers of Galloway, Ohio, and Robin Wright of Paintsville; two brothers, Everett Scurlock and William “Bill” Scurlock of Tutor Key; eight grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Terance Hoppenjans officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Chapter 18 DAV of Auxier. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday and Saturday until time of service. The family requests that donations be made to Our Lady of the Mountains School by contacting the school or Paintsville Funeral Home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.23 2004

 
SELVAGE, Eskalein (Baldwin)
1916-2004
Eskalein Selvage, 87, of Sunbury, died Friday, January 30, 2004 at her home. Born in Oil Springs, KY on Sept. 16, 1916, the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Elizabeth Spradlin Baldwin. Dedicated her life to her family, she was a member of the First United Freewill Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and her grandchildren. Survived by husband of 66 years, Reecie; son, Dan (Charlene) Selvage of Centerburg; daughters, E. Phyllis (Jerry) Volz of Detroit, MI, Mary (Richard) Morris of Sunbury, Marty (James) McCurdy of Delaware, and Cathy (Greg) Roy of Sunbury; nine grandchildren, Rick, Jennifer, Chris, Steve, Tricia, Alex, Matthew, Andy and Chad; and ten great grandchildren. A son Teddy, six brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. Friends may call Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at DeVORE- SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, SR's 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be Tuesday 11:30 a.m., interment Green Mound Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Delaware Council for Older Adults, 818 Bowtown Rd., Delaware, OH 43015.

 
SHORT, Lloyd Melvin
Died: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Age: 58
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lloyd Melvin Short, 58, of Lebanon, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at his residence. Born July 3, 1935, in Meally, he was a son of the late Cecil and Lenora Walters Short. He was a janitor with the Johnson County School System and a lifetime member of Paintsville Country Club. Survivors include four brothers, Eddie Short, and Paul Short, both of Franklin, Ohio, and Clyde Short and Tommy Short, both of Lebanon; and three sisters, Roberta Roe and Betty Mullins, both of Lebanon, and Rebel Short of Danville. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott and Arville Short officiating. Burial was in J. H. Short Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.21 2004

 
SHREVE, Jettie (Sparks)
Died: Thursday, January 08, 2004
Age: 89
FLOYD COUNTY — Jettie Sparks Shreve, 89, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 8 2004 at her residence. Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Beulah Roberts Wells. She was a homemaker and member of Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her first husband, McKinley Sparks and her second husband, Bob Shreve; two sons, Harry Thomas Sparks and Willis Sparks; a daughter, Peggy Branham; two brothers, Ferman Wells and Gene Wells; and a sister, Zenia Wells. Survivors include two sons, McKinley Sparks Jr. of Frenchburg and Oakley Sparks of Emma; four daughters, Pauline Wells and Mary Click, both of Prestonsburg, Sue Tobin of Richmond, and Dinah Vanhoose of Emma; two brothers, John P. Wells and Melvin Wells Jr., both of Prestonsburg; a sister, Woodsie Akers of Lexington; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 11, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Robert Shane Powers and Jack Adkins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SHROPSHIRE, Patricia (Stambaugh)
1934-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, January 26, 1 p.m. at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home of Georgetown, Ky. for Patricia Stambaugh Shropshire, 69, who passed away Wednesday, January 21 2004 at the Kettering Medical Center. Mrs. Shropshire was born June 9, 1934 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Hubert and Ethel Brown Stambaugh. She is also preceded in death by her husband, James Hubble Shropshire. She worked as a Burn Technician at Children’s Medical Center for 13 years. Surviving are two sons, James Curtis (Tammy Sue) Shropshire of West Milton, Ohio and Frank Clark of Xenia, Ohio; three daughters, Vicki Sheppard of Owenton, Ky., Tammy Edington of Arkansas and Ramona Savage of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Irma Cantrell of Medway, Ohio; one brother, Robert Stambaugh of Dayton Ohio; six grandchildren. Following the service, burial was in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home of Georgetown, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004

 
SKAGGS,Ina R. (Lyon)
Died: Sunday, January 25, 2004
Age: 71
LAWRENCE COUNTY
Ina R. Skaggs, 71, of Blaine, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 22, 1932, in Keaton, she was a daughter of the late William Ernest and Grettie Jane Evans Lyon. She was a housewife and a member of Paint Creek Primitive Baptist Church and Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Hurl Skaggs of Blaine; A daughter, Diana Jane Skaggs Smith of Blaine; a son, Eugene Skaggs of Martha; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Elders Elmo Ferguson and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.28 2004

 
SLONE, Selse Edward
Died: Saturday, January 31, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY — Selse Edward Slone, 71, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 28, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Lucy May Slone. He worked at a concrete plant in Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include three sons, Dickie Lee Slone of Grove City, Ohio, David Slone of Columbus, and Keith Slone of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Donna Bailey and Shirley Copley, both of Columbus, and Shelia Bailey of Salyersville; a sister, Roberta Caudill of Flat Gap; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ford McKenzie and Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery, Drake, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.05 2004

 
SMITH, Don  II
Died: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Age: 29
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Don Smith II, 29, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at his residence. Born Sept. 1974, in Paintsville, he was a son of Don Smith and the late Marcella Salyers. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Carty Smith of Salyersville; two daughters, Savannah Dawn Smith and Kelsey Jade Smith, both of Salyersville; two sisters, Sandra Howes of Baltimore, Md., and Janice Sklyer of Miami, Fla.; five brothers, Tom Ramey and Anthony Davis, both of Paintsville, Lavonne Davis of Ohio, Phillip Davis of Baltimore, and Willy Davis of Georgia. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 18, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Beecher McCarty Jr., officiating. Burial was in Carty Cemetery, Craft Creek, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.21 2004

 
SMITH, Grace (Ward)
1913-2004
Funeral services were held Friday, January 9, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Grace Ward Smith, 90, who passed away Wednesday, January 7 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Smith was born March 8, 1913 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Allen and Ida Smith Ward. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Smith. Surviving are three sons, Dennis Smith of La Fontaine, Ind., Carl Smith of Flat Gap, Ky., and James Allen Smith of Wabash, Ind.; one daughter, Anna Mae Browning of Paintsville, Ky.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 14, 2004

   
SMITH, Velma Louise "Peach" (Tackett)
Died: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Age: 74
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Velma Louise “Peach” Tackett Smith, 74, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 17, 1929, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Anna Hampton Tackett. She was a homemaker and a member of United Baptist Church, Burning Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Smith; and a brother, James L. Tackett. Survivors include Kathy Watson of Salyersville, and Linda Collins of Centerville, Ohio; a sister, Elma Jean Crace of Salyersville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 25, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Buster Blanton and John Blanton officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Salyersville. Big Sandy News

 
STAMBAUGH, Tivis
Died: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Age: 75
JOHNSON COUNTY — Tivis Stambaugh, 75, of River, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 6, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jerry and Priscilla Smith Stambaugh. Survivors include his wife, Elleda Castle Stambaugh of River; a son, Tivis Stambaugh Jr. of River; a daughter, Maria Sparks of River; two brothers, Chester Stambaugh of Ohio, and John Stambaugh of Michigan; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 18, at Tutor Key Enterprise Baptist Church with Donald Lemaster, Delbert Music, and Richard Salyer officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
STAPLETON, Wanda L. (Williams)
1924-2004
Wanda L. Stapleton, 79, of Mt. Sterling, died 1:10 a.m. Sunday, January 25, 2004 in the Chillicothe Nursing and rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. She was born April 9, 1924 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Floyd and Elizabeth Meade Williams. On June 10, 1947, she married Andy Stapleton, who survives. Also surviving are children, Rod (Debbie) Stapleton of Celina, Ohio, Allen Stapleton of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and Donna (Don) Snyder of Chillicothe, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristen, Rod and Mark Stapleton and Kellcie Snyder; step grandchildren, Jason and Jeff Snyder; one sister, Florence Myers of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mabel Newmiller, Hazel McCarty and Joy McCarty; a brother, Bloyd Williams Jr.; grandson, Andrew G. Snyder. Wanda retired from Orient State Institute and spent her retirement gardening, fishing and being with her family. Her last years, she resided at the Chillicothe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center due to poor health. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2004 in the Ward Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Ohio, with Rev. Fred Fox officiating. There will be no calling hours. Following cremation a private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Charleston Church of the Brethren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Chillicothe Nursing and Rehabilitation Activities Center, 60 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004



STRICKLIN, James M.
Born in Paintsville, KY on May. 5, 1928
Departed on Jan. 8, 2004 and resided in Mansfield, OH. 
James M. Stricklin, 75, of Ontario died Thursday evening, January 8, 2004 at MedCentral Mansfield after a brief illness. Mr. Stricklin was born May 5, 1928 in Paintsville, Kentucky living in the Mansfield area 53 ½ years. He was a journeyman pipe fitter for Mansfield Tire & Rubber Company for 26 years and retired from General Motors after 12 years. He attended Crossroads Community Church. He was baptized at home December 20, 2003. He was a member of Mansfield Masonic Lodge #35 F & AM. Mr. Stricklin served with the 1521st Army Airforce from 1945-1947 and the 11th Army Airborne Paratroopers from 1948-1952. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict fighting with the 187th. He was part of the Japanese Occupation Troops and received the WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Korean Service Medal with one arrowhead and five run stars and the Korean Government Medal. He is survived by his wife, Helen G. (Wilcox) Stricklin, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July, 2002; three sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck & Kathy Stricklin of Greenville, South Carolina, James & Sherie Stricklin of Delaware, Ohio and David & JoAnne Stricklin of Ontario; a daughter and son-in-law, Tess & Steve Perry of Ontario; 13 grandchildren and spouses, Mary & Aaron Bridgeman, Dave & Sherry Derr, Brian, Scott, Pam, Brandon, Rachael, Leah and Samuel Stricklin, Danica Perry, Kylee & Chris Ball and Todd Perry; five great-grandchildren, Libby and Hannah Bridgeman, Daniel Derr and Tanner and Conner Sprouse; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Henrietta McGraw and Eva Lee & Heber Rice, all of Mansfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Mitchell & Eva (Wheeler) Stricklin; an infant sister, Hester Stricklin; and an infant grandson, Jeffrey Curtis Stricklin. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Sunday from 2-6 p.m. where Masonic services will be held at 5:30. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by Jason Allison. Military services will follow at Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads Community Church Building Fund. [ PHOTO LINK ]

 
TACKETT, Tommy
Died: Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Age: 79
FLOYD COUNTY
Tommy Tackett, 79, of Salyersville, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, Jan. 27 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 27, 1924 in Pike County, he was a son of the late Henry and Cordelia McClanahan Tackett. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Logan Tackett, Andrew Tackett and Martin Tackett; and two sisters, Rhoda Jones and Alice Tackett. Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 30 at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Scott Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Ferguson Cemetery, Boldman, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.30 2004

 
UTZ, Hattie (Cantrell)
1919-2004
Hattie Cantrell Utz, 84, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at her residence. She was born Oct. 1, 1919, in Van Lear, Ky., a daughter of the late Minix and Camie C. Pack Cantrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Utz; a son, Charles J. Utz Jr.; a brother, Clarence Cantrell; and three sisters, Nettie Lewis, Alma Curry and Hessie Brick. She was a homemaker and a member of Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara J. Utz of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods by the Rev. Donald Young. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods.  Donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.  Daily Independent Tuesday Jan.27 2004


WALLEN, Beatrice (Preston)
Died: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY — Beatrice Wallen, 78, of River, died Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 26, 1925, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Louvina Daniels Preston. Survivors include her husband, Kermir Wallen of River; two sons, Robert Wayne Wallen of West Van Lear, and Danny Wallen of Offutt; a daughter, Elaine Ison of Sandy Hook; three brothers, Willard Preston of Warton, W. Va., Nerril Preston of Williamsport, and Paul V. Preston of Flat Gap; two sisters, Grace Music of Van Lear, and Rita Hackney of Lowmansville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 24, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Farley Cantrell, Elmo Ferguson, and Donovan Finch officiating. Burial was in Wallen Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
WARD, John Vernon
1918-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for John Vernon Ward, 86, who passed away Saturday, January 10 at his residence. Mr. Ward was born January 7, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Steve and Margaret Honeycutt Ward. He was a retired coal miner and a farmer. He was also preceded in death by wife Ruby Daniels Ward. Surviving are four sons, Clyde and Garry Lee Ward, both of Willis, Mich., and Glen and John V. Ward Jr., both of Van Lear, Ky.; one daughter, Bonnie Marie Guzman of Waukegan, Ill.; one brother, Kermit Ward of Warren, Ohio; three sisters, Ocie Webb and Pearl Robertson, both of Plainfield, Ind., and Alka Mae Ward of Florida; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Kenny Collins and Roger Hill, with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 14, 2004


  
WARD, Nellie (Cantrell)
1930-2004
Mrs. Nellie Ward, 73, of 521 Bryan Avenue, Apt C Wabash IN died Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:57pm at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on August 4, 1930 in Meally, Kentucky to Sanford Cantrell and Kisier Parker Cantrell. She married Ellis B. Ward on October 28, 1960 in Wabash, Indiana; he died July 24, 1989. She worked as a Nursing Assistant at Miller's Merry Manor for several years. She was a member of the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 Daughters, Deaitra ''Dee-Dee'' (Charles) Chaffins of Wabash, IN, Cathy (Philip) King of Wabash, IN; 2 Sons, Danny Lyons of Wabash, IN, Earl Lyons of Warsaw, IN; Sister, Ruby (Willard) Glassburn of North Manchester; and Brother, Ernie (Molly) Cantrell of Avon Park, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, and one brother Visitation will be 2-8 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2004 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, IN and funeral services will be held on Friday, January 30, 2004 at 2pm at the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash, Indiana. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery of Wabash. Preferred memorial is Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund

 
WARD, Opal Marie (Daniels)
1913-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 13 at noon at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Opal Marie Ward, 90, who passed away Friday, January 9 2004 at Williamson Memorial Hospital in Pike County, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born October 31, 1913 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Troy and Sally Ward Daniels. She was also preceded in death by husband Ralph Ward, four sons and two brothers. She was a homemaker. Surviving are five sons, Lewis Ward of Melbourne, Ky., Ronald Ward of Grove City, Ohio, Carl Ward of Manchester, N.H., Ralph Edward Ward of Boston, Mass., and Jeffery Ward of Indianapolis, Ind.; four daughters, Doris Francis of Phelps, Ky., Ernestine Collins of Angier, N.C., Sarah Bickford of Charlotte, N.C., and Janice Ward of Summerville, Mass; one brother, Virgil Daniels of Monroe, Ohio; one sister, Ena Mae Childers of Thelma, Ky.; 31 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Burial took place at the Ward Family Cemetery in River, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 14, 2004

 
WELLS, Lou (Kimbler)
1925-2004
LOU WELLS 78, of Springfield, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004, in her residence. She was born June 7, 1925 in Johnson County, Kentucky, the daughter of Lonzo and Nervie (Brown) Kimbler. She was a member of AmVets Post 25. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian I. Wells and Charles Logan of Springfield, Annie M. and Jack Huff of Florida, and Nervie Jane Wells and Jim Slaven of Springfield; six sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Linda Wells of Springfield, Lonzo and Roxie Wells of West Virginia, James and Sally Wells of Springfield, Harold T. Wells of Bethesda, Ohio, Hargus and Tamara Wells of Springfield, and Jeffery A. Wells of Florida; two sisters, Beulah Mae of Kentucky, Betty (George) Price of Kentucky; a brother, Vonnie Osborn of Columbus, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thurman Wells in 1980, and several brothers and sisters. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, Springfield, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

 
WILLIAMSON, Claude Charles
1926-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 22, 11 a.m. at Childers Funeral Home for Claude Charles Williamson, 77, who passed away Saturday, January 17 at his residence. Mr. Williamson was born January 23, 1926 in Gray Eagle, W. Va., but raised in Whitehouse, Ky., son of the late John C. and Mary S. Osborne Williamson. He was a retired diesel mechanic with Mar-Tiki Coal Company. He was preceded in death by one brother, Aulden Williamson and other relatives, Barbara LePage, Barbara Meek, Melissa Williamson and Phyllis Morefield. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Sue Ward Williamson; two step-sons, Clarence Randall Pack of California and Walter Keith Pack of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, Jimmy Williamson of Whitehouse, Ky.; one sister, Garna Jo Meade of Whitehouse, Ky.; three step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland, Tommy Meade and Jimmy Price, with burial in the Holbrook Family Cemetery at Davis Branch in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 2004




FEBRUARY - 2004

ADAMS, Willard
Died: Monday, February 16, 2004
Age: 66
JOHNSON COUNTY
Willard Adams, 66, of Volga, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004 at his residence. Born Oct. 29, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Mart and Novia Cantrell Adams. He was in the logging business and a farmer. Survivors include a brother, James Adams of Staffordsville; and six sisters, Lesta Adams of Flat Gap, Esta Penix and Vesta Meade, both of Hager Hill, Pauline Jaynes of Falcon, Edna Ramey of Paintsville, and Linda Mollette of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with James Lee Adams and Paul Keeton officiating. Burial was in Adams Family Cemetery, Cantrell’s Creek, Volga, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.20 200

 
BALL, Esta Faye (Cantrell)
Died: Sunday, February 01, 2004
Age: 93
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Esta Faye Ball, 93, of Villa Georgetown, Ohio, formerly of Louisa, died Sunday, Feb. 1 2004. Born March 10, 1910, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late R. P. and Emma Salyers Cantrell. She was a teacher with the Lawrence County Board of Education and Paintsville Schools and a member of First Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas William Ball. Survivors include a son, Thomas William Ball III of Mt. Orab, Ohio; two sisters, Lesta Sparks of Paintsville, and Betty Dills of Sunbury, Ohio; a brother, Bill Cantrell of Frankfort; a half-brother, Bob Cantrell of Sitka, a half-sister, Kathleen C. Murray of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Rev. Kenneth Jett officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
BARKER, Bill
Died: Saturday, February 14, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY
Bill Barker, 77, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born March 4, 1926, in Elliott County, he was a son of the late Walter and Opal Sparks Barker. He was an announcer with WSIP and a member of First Baptist Church, Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Barker. Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Branson of Cape Coral, Fla., and Patricia Lyons of Lexington; four sisters, Edith Mull of Woodstock, Ohio, Lena Ison of Sandy Hook, Carol McDowell of Blaine, and Alma Litteral of Martha; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dr. Charles Milam and Revs. Donnie Patrick and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.18 2004

 
BERRY, Nellie (Penix)
1945-2004
Nellie ''Faye'' Berry, 58 years old of Wabash, IN, died Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 3:30pm at Goshen General Hospital. She was born August 22, 1945 in Paintsville, Kentucky, daughter of Homer Penix and Beulah Waller Penix Dutton. She was a waitress at Mike's Little Italy for 26 years, owned and operated Lincolnville USA Restaurant from 1997-1999, and worked for Wal-Mart 2 years. She loved gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Tom Berry; her daughter, Sherry (Tony) Bryant of North Manchester; two sons, Sam Berry of North Manchester and Tommy (Kristi) Berry of Logansport; three grandsons, Buddy Hawkins of North Manchester, Ryan Stapleton of North Manchester, and Drew Berry of Logansport; five granddaughters, Brittanie Stapleton of North Manchester, Ashby Gore of Liberty Mills, Lacey Johnson of Yakima, WA, Kierstin Berry of Logansport, and Amy Gore of Liberty Mills; her step- granddaughter, Ashley Deines of Wabash; her three brothers, Homer Penix, John Dutton, and Jim Dutton; and her sister, Hattie Dutton, all of Wabash. Friends may call 2-6 Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at the at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, Wabash, IN. Services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Monday, February 23, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Cledius Holbrook and Rev. Robert McCarty officiating. Burial in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Contributions may be made to the Marian Hoogenboon Care House of Goshen, Indiana

 
BLAIR, Estalena (Borders)
Died: Friday, February 20, 2004
Age: 93
JOHNSON COUNTY
Estalena Borders Blair, 93, of La Grange, died Friday, Feb. 20, at Baptist Northeast Hospital, La Grange. Born Jan. 27, 1911, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Cindy George Borders. She was owner and operator of City Market, a member of Valley Station Baptist Church, La Grange, and First Baptist Church, Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Blair. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Sue Piaff of Louisville; a stepdaughter, Jerlena Dunley of Hager Hill; a brother, Stanley Borders of Madison, Va.; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.25 2004

   
BRYANT, Lola F (Delong)
1939-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Lola Faye Bryant, 64, who passed away Tuesday, February 17 2004 at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. Mrs. Bryant was born November 15, 1939 at Edgar, Ky., daughter of the late Virgil and Barbara Strickland DeLong. Her occupation was in the food industry, having worked at the Perkins Job Corps.  Surviving are four sons, Charles Edward Hammonds, Darrin Raye Hammonds, Bobby Joe Bryant and Anthony Virgil Bryant, all of Mich.; one brother, Ray DeLong of Bellville, Mich.; two sisters, Susan Branham of South Gate, Michigan, and Ruth Nelson of David, Ky.; five grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Delmon Hayton Jr., with burial in the DeLong Family Cemetery at East Point, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.25 2004

 
BURCHETT, Paul
1925-2004
Paul Burchett, 78, of Washington Court House, formerly of Chillicothe, passed from this life Friday morning, Feb. 6, 2004, in the, OSU Medical Center, Columbus following a brief illness. He was born March 22, 1925, in Johnson County, KY, the son of David P. and Talitha A. Williams Burchett. On Aug. 10, 1993, he married Norma Jo Purpero, who survives. Also surviving are his former wife, Louise Burchett, of Chillicothe; a daughter, Sherry and her husband, Rev. Larry Burns, Washington C.H.; a son, Dave and his wife, Joni Burchett, Garland, TX; grandchildren, Jonathon David, Diana Lee and Deborah Lynn Burns and Matthew Paul, Scott David and Brett James Burchett, and great- grandchildren, Ryan, Caleb, Ashley and Jonathon. His parents; his stepfather, Raymond Davis; and grandchildren, Larry Dean Burns and Katie Burchett, preceded him in death. Mr. Burchett was retired from Mead Paper. Following his retirement, he was an independent consultant for the paper industry until 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in WW II and was a member of the In Faith Ministries in Washington Court House. Paul was active in his church and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with military rites by the Ross Co. Veterans Firing Squad. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions, in memory of Paul, may be made to the In Faith Ministries Building Fund, 631 Tiara Way, Washington C.H., OH 43160.

 
CANTRELL, Lexie Myrtle (Young)
1921-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 2, 11 a.m. at the Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel for Lexie Myrtle Young Cantrell, 82, who passed away Saturday, February 28 at St. Clair Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. Mrs. Cantrell was born December 18, 1921 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Elijah and Hattie Legg Young. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathleen Fuller and Brenda Cantrell; one son, Dan Cantrell; four grandchildren; two sisters and five brothers. Surviving are four daughters, Nevil (Jake) Wamsley of Piqua, Ohio, Bonnie (Jimmy) Loraine of Sidney, Ohio, Shirley (Dale) Dershem of Covington, Ohio, and Maxie Irene (Michael) Phillips of Troy, Ohio; six sons, Joe (Christine), Buel (Sue), Denzil (Alma), Roy (Georgia), Jimmy (Jeana) and Scotty (Jennifer) Cantrell, all of West Liberty, Ky.; son-in-law, John Fuller of Piqua, Ohio; one sister, Thelma Gambill of Salyersville, Ky.; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Rev. Raymond Vancleave, Bro. Roger Ball, Bro. Joe O. Jenkins and Bro. David Tim Sargent, with burial in the Paint Valley Memorial Gardens at Crockett, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home of West Liberty, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.3 2004

     
CASTLE, General Arnold
Died: Monday, February 09, 2004
Age: 83
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
General Arnold Castle, 83, of Salyersville, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 20, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James and Mandie Ellen Caudill Castle. He was a retired oil field worker, a Navy WW II veteran,and a member of Peaceful Valley Independent Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Gullett Castle; five brothers, Herbert Castle, Raymond Castle, Orville Castle, Hubert Castle, and Charles Castle; and three sisters, Sarah Tackett, Hubert Kriger, and Rosie Castle. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Phyllis Castle Howard of Salyersville; two brothers, James Willie Castle of Columbus, Ohio, and Robert Castle of Garland, Texas; three sisters, Clara Cantrell of Royalton, Faye Williams of Winchester and Alma Jenkins of Salyersville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with J. D. Rice, John Blanton, Eual McKenzie and Carl Howard officiating. Burial will be in Lonzie Howard Cemetery, Twin Lick, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.11 2004

 
CASTLE, Green
1933-2004
LAKE WALES -- Mr. Green Castle of Lake Wales died of heart and kidney failure Thursday (Feb. 5, 2004) at Winter Haven Hospital. He was 70. Born in Nippa, Ky., on July 4, 1933, he came to Lake Wales from Annapolis, Md., in 1994. He was a service station manager. He was an Army and Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Annapolis Moose Lodge No. 296 and the Winter Haven Moose Lodge No. 1023. He was a Baptist and formerly attended Dundee Baptist Church. Mr. Castle is survived by his wife, Ora Lee Castle; sons, Brian Castle, Lake Wales, David L. Castle, Winter Haven; daughter, Carolyn B. Sisco, Mealy, Ky.; brothers, Charles Castle, Winter Haven, Verlin Castle, Virgil Castle, both of Paintsville, Ky.; sister, Fannie White, Winter Haven; four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Rolling Hills Cemetery, Winter Haven. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Published Friday, February 6, 2004 The Ledger Lakeland, Florida. Submitted By: Joyce Rickens- Mar-2014  Additional info: Kentucky Birth Index has his mother as Betty Bradley.    Green was the son of Ervin "Shorty" &  Betty (Bradley) Castle.


     
CLARK, Billie Yvonne
Died: Thursday, February 12, 2004
Age: 66
JOHNSON COUNTY
Billie Yvonne Clark, 66 of Paintsville, formerly of Garrett, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 6, 1937, at Lackey, she was a daughter of the late Frank “Dickie” Clark Jr. and Victoria Jacobs Clark. Survivors include five brothers, Charles Clark of Louisa, Joe Clark of Clay City, Dickie Ray Clark of Wabash, Ind., James Clark of Winchester and George Clark of Wayland; and two sisters, Mary Mason of Orlando, Fla., and Charlotte Martin of Pikeville, N.C. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 14, at Lackey Freewill Baptist Church with Johnny Collins officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery, Lackey, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.18 2004

   
COLLINS, Wilburn
Died: Friday, February 27, 2004
Age: 85
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Wilburn Collins, 85, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 6, 1918, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late George and Nancy Pennington Collins. He was a coal miner. Survivors include a brother, Seaman Collins of Oil Springs; and three sisters, Jo Ann Church of Huron, Ohio, Lora Ellie Brown of Hurricane, W. Va., and Betty Davis of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Buster Hayton officiating. Burial was in Nancy Collins Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.3 2004

 
CORNETTE, Howard
1929-2004
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 11 a.m. at the O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home for Howard Cornette, 74, who passed away Sunday, February 29 2004 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Cornette was born December 25, 1929 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Otto and Gladys Stapleton Cornette. He was retired from Armco Steel Company and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Cornette; one son, Howard Cornette Jr.; one daughter, Sandy Bjelland; one sister, Phyllis Haywood. Surviving are five brothers, Charles Cornette of Prestonsburg, Ky., Astor Cornette of Bellville, Mich., John and Doug Cornette, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Ronnie Cornette of Van Lear, Ky.; four sisters, Freda Fuller and Illene Dyson, both of Augusta, Ga., Barbra Bales of Fayetteville, Ga., and Shirley Tussey of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Yeauger and Cheryl McComas; one great-grandchild, Mason Yeauger. The service will be officiated by Jerry Greenslait and Curt Stephens, with burial in the Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home of Ironton, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.3 2004

 
CRAFT, Maxine (Gipson)
Died: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Age: 68
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Maxine Gipson Craft, 68, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 9, 1935, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late McKinley and Mary Jane Barnett Gipson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include five sons, Alvin Craft, Claude Craft, Jimmy Craft, Rodney Craft and Eric Craft, all of Salyersville; seven daughters, Garnett Arnett, Rella Barnett, Janet Rife, Pansey Howard, Maggie Cole, Francis Craft and Melissa Arnett, all of Salyersville; a brother, Lacy Gipson of Jackson, Mich.; a sister, Pauline Fletcher of Battle Creek, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 20, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Miles Hoskins Cemetery, Lakeville Road, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.20 2004

 
DANIEL, Ruth (Murray)
1917-2004
Ruth Murray Daniel, 86, of Ashland, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Mrs. Daniel was born Feb. 25, 1917, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late C.B. and Loucina Chandler Murray. She was retired as a teacher from Johnson County schools and Ashland city schools. She was a member of Oak Springs United Baptist Church in Ashland, Hillendale Homemakers and Oak Springs Women's Circle. She is survived by her husband, L. Marshall Daniel of Ashland; two sons, Dr. Daniel F. Daniel of Winfield, Kan., and Stephen P. (Sally) Daniel of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Marsha Ann (Donald) Muir of Bel Air, Md.; two granddaughters, Rachel Daniel and Dawn Muir Frost; and two grandsons, Chris Daniel and Brian Daniel. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Oak Springs United Baptist Church by Elder Ernie Daniels, Elder Arthur "Tiny" Breeding and Elder Dewey McCarty. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Steen Funeral Home- 13th Street Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Springs United Baptist Church. Friends may make contributions to the Oak Springs United Baptist Church, 732 39th Street, Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences may be offered at www.steenfuneralhomes.com  Daily Independent Sunday Feb.15 2004

 
DODD, Pauline (Howard)
Died: Sunday, February 08, 2004
Age: 79
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Pauline Howard Dodd, 79, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born March 30, 1924, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Bryan and Nellie Conley Howard. She was a member of Eastern Star in Salyersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. R. “Sam” Dodd; and a brother, Bill George Howard. Survivors include a son, Terry Porter of Salyersville; two daughters, Lisa Woods of Salyersville, and Camille Prater of Lexington; A brother, Bryan Howard Jr., of Springboro, Ohio; a sister, Bernice Patton of Springboro; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Eastern Star rites were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Roark Cemetery, Burning Fork Road, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.11 2004

  
DUTTON, B. J.
1929-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 11 a.m. at Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church for B. J. Dutton, 74, who passed away Saturday, February 28 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Dutton was born October 24, 1929 in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Willie and Ema Ward Dutton. He was a retired Paintsville police chief. Surviving are his wife, Carol Meek Dutton; one daughter, Pam Brumfield of Boons Camp, Ky.; four brothers, Paul Dutton of LaGrange, Ohio, Henry Gene Dutton of Amherst, Ohio, Mitchell Dutton of Elyria, Ohio, and Walter Dutton of Boons Camp, Ky.; one sister, Louise Melvin of Lexington, Ky. The service will be officiated by Landran Burchett and Harold Conley, with burial following in the Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.3 2004

 
GIBSON, Goldie (Keeton)
Died: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Age: 60
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Goldie Keeton Gibson, 60, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 8, 1943, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Bill William and Daisy Keeton. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Gibson; a son, Henry Lee Keeton; a half-brother, Jack Gibson; and two half-sisters, Lucy Nickell and Louanna Flecher. Survivors include four sons, Johnny Keeton, James Pernell Keeton, Raymond Keeton, and Calvin Dwayne Keeton, all of Salyersville; four daughters, Vonda Sarks, Julie Mae Keeton, and Neva Michelle Barnett, all of Salyersville, and Linda Caudill of Paintsville; a brother, Steve Keeton of Salyersville; five sisters, Mary Stacy and Ranie Howard, both of Salyersville, Vicie McClain of Campton, Fronie “Sisse” Bardarcky, and Helen Riser, both of Morgan County; 26 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Johnson Fork Patrick- Lovely Cemetery, Magoffin County, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.25 2004

   
GREER, Gertrude (Crider)
1915-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, 1 p.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home for Gertrude Crider Greer, 88, who passed away Friday, February 13 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Greer was born March 7, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late William M. and Allie Lemaster Crider. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Calvin Greer; two brothers, Virgil and Paul Crider. Surviving are three sons, Ronald Greer of Tutor Key, Ky., Gary Greer of Little Paint, Ky., and Paul Greer of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Alice Greer Frazier of Thelma, Ky., and Peggy Greer Hall of Van Lear, Ky.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Charles Heater and Delmon Hayton, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.18 2004

    
GRIM, Danny Isom
1956-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY Danny Isom Grim, 47, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Feb. 20, at his residence. Born Oct. 20, 1956, in Johnson County, he was a son of Paul Cecil Grim and the late Marie Dauge Grim. He was a dozer operator. He was preceded in death by a son, Travis Isom Grim; a brother, Darlie Grim; and a sister, Marion Grim Armstrong. Survivors include his wife, Christine Gamble Grim of Flat Gap; a daughter, Lora Harris of Flat Gap; four brothers, Carl Grim, Doris Grim and Darvin Grim, all of Flat Gap, and Joe Grim of Pennsylvania; four sisters, Leila Greene of Ohio, Lexie Fuson of Lexington, and Linda Wells and Lila Beavers, both of Flat Gap; and one grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Grim Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family by contacting Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.25 2004

 
HAMILTON, Christy Ann
1989-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17, 2 p.m. at the Auxier Free Will Baptist Church for Christy Ann Hamilton, 14, who passed away Sunday, February 15 2004 at her residence. Ms. Hamilton was born June 8, 1989 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of Francis Hamilton and Christine Goble. She was a student at Porter Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Merlin (Blackie) Goble and Marilyn Ann Goble Osborne. Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Bill and Virginia Osborne of Auxier, Ky.; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Olga Goble, also of Auxier, Ky.; maternal “Papaw and Mamaw”, Bill and Mary Elizabeth Craft of Auxier, Ky.; maternal “Mamaw and Papaw”, Gary and Sharon Young of Lexington, Ky.; paternal grandparents, Homer and Charline Hamilton of Warsaw, Ind.; one brother, Charles Hamilton Jr. of Auxier, Ky.; one sister, Elizabeth Hamilton, also of Auxier, Ky.; one half-sister, Ashley Prater of Martin, Ky. The service was officiated by Jimmy Price and Bobby Joe Spencer, with burial in the Goble Cemetery at Auxier, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.25 2004

 
HICKS, William "Bill"
Died: Friday, February 06, 2004
Age: 79
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
William “Bill” Hicks, 79, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 8, 1924, in Sublet, he was a son of the late Young and Synthia Hayes Hicks. He was a US Army WW II veteran, and a member of Chapter #15 DAV and American Legion Post #200. He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hicks of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Full Gospel Church of the Living God, Salyersville, with Revs. Arthur Cole and Bill Cole officiating. Burial was in Patrick and Lovely Cemetery, Johnson Fork, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.11 2004

   
HOLBROOK, Coralene (Ritchie)
Died: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Age: 67
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Coralene Ritchie Holbrook, 67, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 16, 1936, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Earl Brooks and Bessie Helton Ritchie. She was a homemaker and attended Licking River Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claudie G. Holbrook. Survivors include a son, Stanley Holbrook of Salyersville; three daughters, Claudetta Hatchett of Glasgow, and Sandy Reynolds and Debbie Preston, both of Salyersville; two sisters, Evelyn Harvey of Salyersville, and Veleda Dorsch of Warren, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 12, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with David Profitt officiating. Burial was in Patrick and Lovely Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
HOWARD, Pansy (Carty)
Died: Friday, February 20, 2004
Age: 89
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Pansy Carty Howard, 89, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 20, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Fairchild Carty. She was a homemaker and a member of Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Howard; a daughter, Mary Howard; two brothers, Hobert Carty and Edgar Carty; and six sisters, Gustava Mc’Carty, Rita Mc’Carty, Dora Craft, Della Craft, Stella Combs, and Myrtle Montgomery. Survivors include four sons, Akel Howard, Darrell Howard, Eldon Howard and Sheldon Howard, all of Salyersville; and seven daughters, Doshie Keeton and Irene Peters, both of Sandusky, Ohio, Delta Bantz and Yvonne Lovely, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Janice Jordan, Viola Thomas, and Osetta Jenkins, all of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 23, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Bruce Gullett, Dan Ison, and David Gamble officiating. Burial was in Howard Family Cemetery, Craft Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.25 2004

 
HURD, Connie Ray
1950-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Connie Ray Hurd, 53, who passed away Wednesday, February 25 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Hurd was born May 24, 1950 at McCombs, Ky., son of the late Edgar and Josephine Clark Hurd. He was a sign builder for Commercial Business. Surviving are his wife, Linda Hughes Hurd; two sons, Michael Hurd and Jason Hurd, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Connie Thompson of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three brothers, Lonnie and Arthur Hurd, both of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Robert Hurd of Maytown, Ky.; eight step- brothers and four step-sisters; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Bro. Mark Tackett, with burial in the Clark Family Cemetery at Johns Creek, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.3 2004

   
KELPS, Mable (Sites)
Died: Saturday, February 14, 2004
Age: 78
MARTIN COUNTY
Mable Sites Kelps, 78, of Tomahawk, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Van Lear, she was a daughter of the late Dock and May Mollette Sites. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Kelps, and a brother, Leon Sites. Survivors include three brothers, Sammy Sites, Lloyd Sites and Dock Sites Jr., all of Tomahawk; and five sisters, Sharlene Spence of Irving, Rita Maynard of Inez, Nancy Jane Spence of Tomahawk, and Doris Morrison and Mary Gregory, both of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Sulphur Springs United Baptist Church, Tomahawk, with Riley Maynard and Thomas Rainwater officiating. Burial was in Sites Family Cemetery, Rockhouse Rd., Tomahawk, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.20 2004

 
LEMASTER, Exer "Lee" (Borders)
Died: Friday, February 27, 2004
Age: 84
OHIO — Exer “Lee” Borders LeMaster, 84, formerly of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at Primary Health Care, Cardovia, Tenn. Born May 14, 1919, in Lowmansville, she was a daughter of the late John and LaVina Murray Borders. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post #286, New Carlisle. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Warden LeMaster; two brothers, Sam Borders and Arthur Borders; and two sisters, Estella Clark and Frances Geraldine Borders. Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Patricia Kelley of Germantown, Tenn.; a son, James W. LeMaster of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters, Ann Clark of Middletown, Ohio, Ruby McGinnis of Ironton, Ohio, and Nellie Connelley of Salyersville; a brother, Melvin Borders of Riverview, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, March 7, at Trostel, Chapman, and Christmas Funeral Home Chapel, New Carlisle, with Rev. Rick Shoemaker officiating. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, under direction of Trostel, Chapman, and Christmas Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
LEMASTER, Sarah Elizabeth
Died: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Age: 2
JOHNSON COUNTY
Sarah Elizabeth Lemaster, 2, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 29, 2002, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Charles “Rob” and Stacy Powers Lemaster of Paintsville. Additional survivors include a sister, McKenzie Raine Lemaster at home; paternal grandparents, Charles and Wanda Hackworth Lemaster; and maternal grandparents, Shane and Freda Powers. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 29, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Shane Powers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News

 
MARCUM, Fred
1914-2004
 Funeral services will be held Friday, February 6, 11 a.m. at the Neeley Branch United Baptist Church for Fred Marcum, 89, who passed away Tuesday, February 3 2004 at Mingo Manor Nursing Home at Kermit, W. Va. Mr. Marcum was born August 15, 1914 in Wayne County, W. Va., son of the late James A. and Martha Sammons Marcum. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francias L. Marcum. Surviving are two sons, Frederick Joe Marcum of Kermit, W. Va. and James H. Marcum of Stanton, Va.; two brothers, Patrick and Wallace Marcum, both of Stanton, Va.; four sisters, Ida Berry, Effie Grant, Lois Marcum and Ruthie Wimer, all of Stanton, Va.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Russell Ball and Willie Newsome, with burial following in the Newsome Ridge Cemetery at Kermit, W. Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.11 2004

 
MARTIN, Ralph. J.
1936-2004
Ralph J. Martin, 67, Claypool IN, formerly of 130 E. Harrison Ave., Wabash, died Saturday, February 28, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on March 7, 1936 in Johnson County, KY to Thomas J. Martin and Oshie M. Collins. He worked at Wabash Alloys and worked for years for Townsend Tree Service.. He is survived by 2 Sisters, Zella Mae Edmonds, and Minnie J. (Harrison) Castle both of Claypool, IN; and 4 Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by 1 Brother - Joel Martin. Graveside services will be at the Chapel of Remembrance at Memorial Lawns Cemetery on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 11:00am. Rev. Tim Prater will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, IN.

 
MEADOWS, Anna L. (Robinson)
1925-2004
Anna L. Meadows, 78, former Sciotodale resident of Portsmouth, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Bryant Health Center in Ironton, Ohio. She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late John W. Robinson and Rosa Alice (Collins) Robinson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Berthalee Williams. On April 5, 1947, in Paintsville, she was married to Redford Meadows, who survives her along with two sons, Gerald Meadows of Worthington, Ky., and Phillip Meadows of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, John Robinson Jr. of Horse Head, N.Y.; three sisters, Irene Patrick of Salyersville, Ky., and Edna VanHoose and Imogene Osborne of Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Don Wolfe Funeral Home in Sciotoville with the Rev. Joe Van Meter and the Rev. Kenneth Walker officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Daily Independent  Friday Feb.27 2004

  
NEWBERRY, Sarah Elizabeth (Butcher) (Setser)
1917-2004
Sara Elizabeth Butcher Setser Newberry, 87, of Auxier, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY. Born Feb. 17, 1917, at Daniels Creek, Van Lear, KY She was the daughter of the Late Hiram & Emma Meeks Butcher. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Setser, second husband J.D. Newberry, and a stepson Grover Newberry. Surviving include three daughters, Elia Ruth Ratliff of Columbus, Ohio, Sandra S. Buckies of Bunnel, Fla. And Debra N. Hill of Hilton Head, S.C., three sons, Paul R. Setser of  Prestonsburg, Rodger D. Setser and Frederick L. Setser both of Millville, N. J., two Stepdaughters, Laura N. Carti of Willowick, Ohio and Helen N. Robinson of Lima, Ohio. Nine grandchildren; and nine great - grandchildren. Graveside  services  were Saturday, Feb. 28, at Wells Cemetery; Auxier; with Rev.Robert Wireman officiating under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, KY

    
PATRICK, Ishmel
Died: Friday, February 06, 2004
Age: 69
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Ishmel Patrick, 69, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 18, 1934, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Jim and Cora Patrick. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Patrick Howard and Dolly Patrick. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Rowe Patrick of Salyersville; a son, Jimmy Clark Patrick of Flemingsburg; seven daughters, Jeweldine Doyle of Willard, Ohio, Cloteen McFaddin of Paintsville, Leatrice Minix, Ceresa Arnett, Mary Magdalene Allen, and Beatrice Patrick, all of Salyersville, and Jolene Roark of Hudson, Mich.; two brothers, Dave Patrick of Salyersville, and Dean Patrick of Willard, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one step- great-grandchild.. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Larry Patrick, Johnny Reed and Robert Collinsworth officiating. Burial was in Rowe-Patrick Cemetery, Middle Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.11 2004

 
PICKLESIMER, Willard O.
1934-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, 1 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio, for Willard Odell Picklesimer, 69, who passed away Friday, February 13 2004 at his residence. Mr. Picklesimer was born November 12, 1934 in Flat Gap, Ky., son of the late Charles W. and Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the VFW Post of Milford Center, and was retired from the Nestle’s Company in Marysville, Ohio Surviving are his wife, Georgia M. Fairchild Picklesimer; two sons, Jimmy D. Picklesimer of Marysville and Larry J. (Jackie) Picklesimer of Irwin; two daughters, Kathy L. (Dwayne) Walk of Unionville Center and Brenda K. Picklesimer- Farabee of Milford Center; three brothers, Bobby G. (Toodie) Picklesimer of Milford Center, Charles A. (Pat) Picklesimer of W. Palm Beach, Fla., and Karl W. (Margaret) Picklesimer of Marysville; four sisters, Phyllis J. Roberts of Irwin, Mary E. (Steve) White of Springfield, Frances A. (Audney) Combs of N. Lewisburg, and Nina M. (Robert) Fairchild of Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Virgie Picklesimer of Woodstock; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Rev. Robert Flint, with burial in the Union Township Cemetery at Milford Center, Ohio, with military honors being provided by the Union County Honor Guard. Arrangements under the direction of the Ingram Funeral Home of Marysville, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.18 2004

 
PRESTON, Emogene (VanHoose)
FALLS VIEW - Emogene Preston, 72, of Falls View, Fayette County, died Feb. 24, 2004, in CAMC General Hospital. Born May 20, 1931, in Tutor Key, Johnson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Rilda Daniels Vanhoose. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Mae Preston; and a sister, Neva Vanhoose. She was a member of Huddleston Community Church, Falls View.  Her survivors include her husband, Willard Preston; her children, Diana Butler of Mechanicsville, Md., Judy Gale Crisp of Falls View, Deborah Akers of Mount Carbon, Willard Preston Jr. of Mechanicsville, Cindy Miller of Deepwater, Renee Kravats of Lexington Park, Md.; brother, Kenneth Vanhoose of Whittenville, Ky.; sisters, Louise Mulligan of Indianapolis, Ind., Erma Lee Salyers of Bakers Branch, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Unknown Publication Submitted by: Debra Richard Dunford

  
PRICE, M.M.
Died: Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Age: 79
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
M. M. Price, 79, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Feb.03 2004. Born March 31, 1924, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Dr. Morris M. and Elizabeth Salyer Price. He was a carpenter, a WW II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Salyersville First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three half-brothers, Chester Rice, Harold Rice and Baxter Rice. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Morris Price; a son, Morris M. Pice III of Salyersville; a daughter, Suzanne Price Arnett of Salyersville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 6, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Rev. Matthew Guillion officiating. Burial will be in Salyer Cemetery, Sublett, under direction of Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, Morehead. Big Sandy News

 
RAMEY, Chloe Gladieth
1918-2004
Chloe Gladieth Ramey, age 85, of Sunbury, departed this earthly life Monday, February 2, 2004 at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville. She was the middle child of the late Logan and Florence (Castle) Lemaster, born July 25, 1918 in Johnson Co., KY. Preceded in death by husband of 37 years, Earl B. Ramey, who died in 1975, brother Ochal, sister Oneida Jewell Lemaster, and great-granddaughter Tawny Totten. Chloe Gladieth Lemaster and Earl Britton Ramey, son of Isaac and Cassie (Davis) Ramey were united in marriage March 11, 1938 in Ashville. To this loving union 6 surviving children were born Oneida Sue (Gene) Sparks, Russell Nickey, Earl Ray, Dinah Kay (Jim) Mead all of Sunbury, Elaine (Tim) Tackett of Kilbourne, Marsha Fay (Emery) Ramey of Marengo; 9 grandchildren, Chad Ramey, April (Don) Fouts, Eric (Cindy), David Ramey, Nicole West, Angela (Lonnie) Mohr, Tammy (Brian) Totten, Mark (Sandy) Mead, Melissa (Leonard) Simmons; 18 great-grandchildren, Don and Tim Shaffer, Casey, Cody, Journey Ramey, Derek Barcus, Kayla Simmons, Logan, Merisca Mead, Kyle West, Morgan, Audrey, Atticus Fouts, Chelsea, Kevin Mohr, Nicholas, Cheyenne, Arilyn Ramey; cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was "Grandma Doode" to her grandchildren who were devoted to her. She was a wonderful mother who taught her family the joy of reading, the bond of family unity, the treasure in friendships, of family honor and love. She was always making something, loved flowers, was an expert in sewing and crocheting. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral service will be held Thursday 1 p.m. Pastor J.R. Smith officiating. Interment Sunbury Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to American Heart Assoc.

 
REED, Elder Lonza
Died: Sunday, February 08, 2004
Age: 101
JOHNSON COUNTY
Elder Lonza Reed, 101, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born Aug. 2, 1902, in Manila, he was a son of the late Asa J. and Elizabeth Gullett Reed. He was a farmer, served as Johnson County Court Clerk for 8 years and clerk of the Johnson County Fiscal Court, past member of Paintsville Kiwanis Club, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F&AM. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Reed; and a son, Arnold Reed. Survivors include five sons, Herschel Reed of Whitley City, James L. Reed of Orlando, Fla., Edward Reed of Flat Gap, Danny Reed of Greensboro, Md., and Sammy Reed of Oil Springs; four daughters, Adaline Fannin of Jackson, Ohio, Boneva Stapleton of Volga, Helen Kelly of Keaton, and Judy Bowen of Flat Gap; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 12, at Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Elders Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, and Melvin Wright officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News



RICE, Eugene
1931-2004
Eugene C. Rice, 72, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 5, in King's Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Rice was born April 3, 1931, in Staffordsville.  He is survived by his wife, Connie W. Rice.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Highland Church of Christ. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday at Paintsville Funeral Home. Daily Independent Friday Feb.6 2004

 
RIGSBY, Maxie (Rigsby)
Died: Sunday, February 08, 2004
Age: 93
JOHNSON COUNTY Maxie Rigsby, 93, of Red Bush, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born March 25, 1910, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Jane Smith Rigsby. She was a homemaker and a member of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by first husband, Watt Rigsby; and second husband, Ballard Orean Rigsby. Survivors include a daughter, Dellegene Williams of Flat Gap; a sister, Hazel C. Salyer of Springfield, Ohio; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. John R. Pelfrey and Paul V. Preston officiating. Burial was in Rigsby Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SALYER, Beulah “Nana”
1907-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, 1 p.m. at the Stombaugh- Batton Funeral Home for Beulah “Nana” Salyer, 96, who passed away Thursday, February 12 2004 at Englewood Care Center in Carey, Ohio. Mrs. Salyer was born September 11, 1907 in Morgan County, Ky, daughter of the late Harlen and Samantha May Conley. She had worked at the former Swan Rubber Company in Carey, Ohio, and was a housekeeper at the Wyandot Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles James Salyer; one son, Paul Salyer; eight brothers, Bert, Hubert, Grant, Henry Preston, Denny, Elbert, Gentie and George B. Conley; five sisters, Anna Carper, Ruby Rice, Julie Caudill, June Conley and Jane May. Surviving are two daughters, Janis Billings of Upper Sandusky, Ohio and Garnet Sorg, of Carey, Ohio; 20 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, 59 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Pastors Jane Stoepfel and Tony Cooper, with burial in the Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home of Carey, Ohio, Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.18 2004

 
SALYER, Shafter
Died: Monday, February 16, 2004
Age: 79
JOHNSON COUNTY
Shafter Salyer, 79, of Wittensville, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004 at his residence. Born June 14, 1929, in Royalton, he was a son of the late Harvey and Vertrice Salyer. He was a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Leona Salyer. Survivors include three sons, David S. Salyer of Wittensville, Danny Salyer of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Randy Salyer of Staffords-ville; five daughters, Barbara Ann Blevins and Sherrie Ratliff, both of Staffordsville, Betty N. Cantrell of Flat Gap, and Sandra T. Hampton and Virtrece Butcher, both of Wittensville; two brothers, Harvey Salyer Jr. and Prentice Salyer, both of Bellefontaine; a sister, Loretta Poe of Oil Springs; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 19, at Little Paint United Baptist Church with Elders Phillip Caudill and James Sparks officiating. Burial was in Shafter Salyer Cemetery, Staffords-ville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.20 2004

 
SALYER, Jeanette (Conley)
1924-2004
Funeral services were held Friday, February 27, 11 a.m. at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home for Jeanette Salyer, 79, who passed away Monday, February 23 2004 at Wood Glen Alzheimer’s Center. Mrs. Salyer was born April 17, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Irvin and Nola (nee Salyer) Conley. She had retired from Kmart after 20 years of service. She was an active member of the Far Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Garland; one brother, Eugil Conley. Surviving are one daughter, Wanda (Carrol) Estep of Centerville, Ohio; one brother, Duelas (Ivel) Conley of Springfield, Ohio; four nieces, Denise Vonderheide, Deborah Schumacher, Trish Michael and Diane McKenzie; three nephews, Paul Garland, Ronnie Conley and Tony Conley; also David and Marna Salyer; Penny, Jeff, Logan and Luke Baker; Matt, Mike and Chris Salyer. The service was officiated by Rev. Rob Turner, with burial in the Centerville Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.3 2004

 
SALYERS, Walter H.
Died: Friday, February 06, 2004
Age: 92
MARTIN COUNTY
Walter H. Salyers, 92, of Inez, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at his residence. Born Feb. 18, 1911, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Nola Crider Salyers. He was a retired coal miner and a WW II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Lorraine Honeycutt Salyers; a daughter, Kathy Goforth of Inez; a son, Everett Salyers-Clinton of Township, Mich.; a sister, Julie Ashley of Paintsville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, with Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in Christa Gardens, Sitka, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
SLONE, Thelma Honaker
Died: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY
Thelma Honaker Slone, 86, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 5, 1917, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Ramey Honaker. She was a retired director of housekeeping with McPherson General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elba Slone; and three sons, Roy D. Slone, Paul D. Slone, and Elba Slone, Jr. Survivors include three sons, James E. Slone and John M. Slone, both of Paintsville, and Roger L. Slone of Icard, N. C.; two sisters, Olga L. McKenzie of West Van Lear, and Junnie McFarland of Salyersville; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.3 2004

 
SMITH, Carlos Earl
Born in Van Lear, Kentucky on Mar. 19, 1942
Departed on Feb. 16, 2004 and resided in Wabash, IN. 
 Visitation: Thursday Feb. 19, 2004 
Service: Friday Feb. 20, 2004 
Cemetery: Memorial Lawns Cemetery
He married Sandra Sommers in New Holland on November 7, 1959. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Carl (Kelly) Smith of Wabash; his daughter, Stephanie (Joseph) Peri of Reno, Nevada; five sisters, Tina (Robert) Kiefaber of Wabash, Learlene (Dick) Brauneller of Greentown, Peggy (Tom) Dunfee of Safety Harbor, Florida, Darlene (Roger) Caylor of Clearwater, Florida, and LJ Smith of Cupertino, California; his brother, Al Smith of Wabash; and six grandchildren, Danielle and Skyler Smith of Wabash, Jordan, Morgan, Christian, and Spencer Peri, all of Reno. Carlos was employed at C.P.C./General Motors of Marion for 36 1/2 years. He was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church and enjoyed music and landscaping. He was a Korean Conflict veteran of the US Army. Preferred memorials are to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Wabash County. 

 
SMITH, Wanda  (DeLong)
1938-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 6, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Wanda Delong Smith, 65, who passed away Tuesday, February 3 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Smith was born May 6, 1938 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Jilson and Minnie Goble Delong. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lako Smith Jr.; one son, Luther; one sister, Alice Newsome. Surviving are one daughter, Loretta Smith of Debord, Ky.; two brothers, Paul Delong of Williamsburg, Va., and James Homer Delong of Debord, Ky.; five sisters, Sarah Jerman and Carol Setser, both of Fairborn, Ohio, Bessie Dials of Clothier, W. Va., Jenny Daniels of Sparta, Tenn. and Niva Dottie Richardson of Tupelo, Miss.; four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Alfred Setser, with burial following in the Smith Family Cemetery at Debord, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.11 2004

 
SPEARS, Icie
1921-2004
Icie Mae Spears, 82, of Boons Camp, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Mrs. Spears was born July 8, 1921, in Weeksbury.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Spears.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spears Family Cemetery in Boons Camp. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today, after 9 a.m. Saturday and until time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Daily Independent Friday Feb.6 2004

 
SPENCER, Shell Jr.
1937-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 5, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Shell Spencer Jr., 67, who passed away Monday, February 2 2004 at Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mr. Spencer was born January 12, 1937 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Earl and Ogie Collins Spencer. Surviving are three brothers, James Spencer of Oak Hill, Ohio, Arnold L. and Larry Spencer, both of Lucasville, Ohio; two half-brothers, Otis and Robert Spencer, both of Lucasville, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Fraley of Paintsville, Ky., Patty Reed of Boons Camp, Ky., and Wanda Sue Spencer of Waverly, Ohio; one half-sister, Ruby Spencer of Portsmouth, Ohio. The service was officiated by Larry Blanton and Phillip Caudill, with burial in the Yates Cemetery, Little Paint at East Point, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.11 2004

 
TACKETT, John
1916-2004
JOHN TACKETT 87, of Springfield, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 4 a.m. in Good Shepherd Village after many years of failing health. He was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on December 5, 1916, the son of Simon Andrew and Gillie Mae (Blanton) Tackett. He was married to Florence Viola Van Meter in 1937 in Pike County, Ohio. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Audrey Reed of Akron, Ohio; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Ruby (Lambert) Tackett of Pike County, Ohio, John and Sarah (Oyler) Tackett and Robert and Mary Kay (Parret ) Tackett all of Springfield, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Harry, Harold, Delbert, Melvin and Donald Tackett; two sisters, Lydia Myrtle Leeth and Emogene Leeth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oakel, Wayne and Andrew Tackett; two sisters, Ola VanMeter and Evelyn Litteral and one son-in-law; Peter Reed. Mr. Tackett served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was a retired machinist from Wright Patterson Air Force Base with 38 years service, and enjoyed farming throughout his married life. He was a devout Christian and spent many of his younger years helping anyone who needed help. In his later years, he enjoyed good Christian music and listening to the gospel. He attended the Woodside Church of Christ in Christian Union. Friends may call Friday, February 27, 2004 12:00 until time of funeral services at 2:00 p.m. in the JACKSON LYTLE & INGLING WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, North Limestone Street, Springfield. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Woodside Church of Christ in Christian Union, 2101 Woodside Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45503. [Submitted Obit]

 
WHEELER, Chuck
1946-2004
Charles "Chuck" Wheeler, 57, of Winchester, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 in Winchester.  He was born Dec. 17, 1946, in Johnson County.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Daily Independent Friday Feb.6 2004

 
WHEELER, Cynthia (Jayne)
Died: Saturday, February 07, 2004
Age: 84
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Cynthia Jayne Wheeler, 84, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born April 11, 1919, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Flora Williams Jayne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Wheeler; three sisters, Oma Kennard, Nola Bradley, and Jean Wells; and two brothers, Raymond Jayne and Eddie Jayne. Survivors include a sister, Sara Gullett of West Liberty. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Carl Mullins and Ron Gullett officiating. Burial was in Browns Fork Cemetery, Lacy, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.11 2004

 
WHEELER, Trinnie E.
1948-2004
Trinnie E. Wheeler, age 55, of Blaine, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in King's Daughters Medical Center. Trinnie was born Sept. 10, 1948, in Blaine, a daughter of the late George W. and Flossie Davis Wheeler. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by sisters, Mildred McIntyre of Bethel, Ohio, Fay (Ott) Kelley of Blaine, and Sharon (Mike) Parker of Winchester, Ky.; and brothers, David (Edna) Wheeler of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Danny (Kay) Wheeler of Ashland, Ky., Ray (Norma) Wheeler of Winchester and Claude (Geneva) Wheeler of Kimper, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Roger Jordan and the Rev. Floyd "Buck" West. Burial will follow in Sparks Cemetery in Blaine. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Cancer Society. Daily Independent Thursday Feb.05 2004

 
WHITT, Pauletta Louise
Died: Saturday, February 14, 2004
Age: 25
MARTIN COUNTY Pauletta Louise Whitt, 25, of Paintsville, formerly of Inez, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at Hager Hill. Born Oct. 24, 1978, in Williamson, W.Va., she was a daughter of Alma Louise Booth and the late Paul David Whitt. Survivors include a daughter, Destiny Hope McCoy; a brother, Trevor Aaron Booth of Paintsville; and a sister, Jamie Renae Booth of Wittensville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez Chapel, with Lonnie Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Jude Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.20 2004

 
WOOTEN, Roderick Allen
1972-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 24, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Roderick Allen Wooten, 32, who passed away Friday, February 20 2004 at Shelbyville, Ky. Mr. Wooten was born January 11, 1972 in Prestonsburg, Ky., son of Ronald and Linda Allen Wooten. He was an electrician for W.U.C.T. Electric Company of Georgetown, Ky. Surviving in addition to his parents is his wife, Nicole Underwood Wooten of Winchester, Ky.  The service was officiated by Bro. Lenvil Campbell and Pastor Tim Blankenship, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky   Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.25 2004





MARCH - 2004

ADAMS, Harry R.
Died: Tuesday, March 09, 2004
 Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY
Harry R. Adams, 73, of East Point, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004  at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 3, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ben and Mahala Webb Adams. He was a welder, served in the honor guard in Washington, and was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Chloetta Crager Adams of East Point; a brother, Romie Adams of Nippa; and three sisters, Elsie Conley of Springfield, Ohio, Ocie Wilder of South Carolina, and Pauline Vanhoose of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Free Will Baptist ministers officiating. Auxier Chapter 18 of the Disabled American Veterans will conduct military services. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.13 2004

 
ALLEN, Willard
Died: Sunday, March 14, 2004
 Age: 84
 MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Willard Allen, 84. of Salyersville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 2, 1919, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Crow and Lou Rudd Allen. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Burton Allen of Salyersville; a daughter, Louise Collett of Salyersville; a son, David Allen of Salyersville; two brothers, Steve Allen of Ohio, and Boyd Allen of Florida; eight grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 17, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in Green Carpenter Cemetery, Half Mountain, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.19 2004

 
ALLTON, Harriet (Blanton)
1919-2004
Harriett Blanton Allton, age 84, of Blacklick, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 5, 2004 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Harriet was born on October 18, 1919 in Johnson County, KY to Edgar and Lucinda (Tackett) Blanton. She and her husband Edward "Eddy" had just moved back to Ohio from Cocoa, FL where they had lived for 25 years, after retirement. Harriett was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers Leslie, Earl, Russell, and Frank, and 2 sisters Maudie and Deannie, and great-granddaughter Jessica Allton. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Edward "Eddy"; 3 daughters, Connie (Larry) Fall of Columbus, Sharon (Uno) Kull of Columbus, and Deborah (Randy) Owens of Ft. Worth, TX; 2 sons, Larry (Michele) Allton of Columbus and Timothy (Janice) Allton of Keene, NH; 10 grandchildren, Sean (Terry) Allton, Bryan (Chris) Allton, Dan (Renee) Fall, Darren Kull, Jennifer Sellers, Trevor Allton, Abraham Nooraddinni, Ishmael Nooraddinni, Isaac Nooraddinni, and Destiny Grace Allton; 8 great-grandchildren, Sean Allton, Michelina Allton, Tanner Allton, Tyler Fall, Cameron Fall, Noah Allton, Jonah Allton, and Abigail Sellers; 1 brother, Forest (Dorothy) Blanton of Gahanna; 3 sisters, Viola Brackin of Danville, NC, Gertrude Blair of Piketon, and Faye Gibson of Westerville; many nieces and nephews, all who will miss her greatly. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in the EBERLE- FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2004. If they wish friends may make memorial contributions to the Messiah Lutheran Church in Cocoa, FL or the American Cancer Society.

 
ARROWOOD, Mary Jean
Died: Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Age: 65
BOYD COUNTY — Mary Jean Arrowood, 65, of Ashland, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Aug. 28, 1938, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mae Elizabeth Fairchild Salyers. She was a homemaker; a member of Old Friendship United Baptist Church, Williamsport; Kentucky State PTA president from 1991 - 1993; and a special member of the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include her husband, Jack Arrowood of Ashland; a daughter, Marsha Cordle of Lexington; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 5, at Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Flem Arrowood, Glen Arrowood, Dewey M. Mullins, and Ted Asbury officiating. Burial will be in Edward Salyer Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.05 2004

   
BLANTON, William Wayne
1919-2004
William Wayne Blanton, 84, of Belfry, Ky., died Friday, March 12, 2004, at his residence. He was born on May 19, 1919, at Paintsville, Ky., the son of the late Jack and Cella Jenkins Blanton. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie Dawson Blanton; one brother; and one sister. He was retired from Ohio Malleable and was of the Baptist faith. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II and was a member of the United Steel Workers of America. He is survived by his wife, Kathern Maynard Blanton; one son, Rick Wayne Blanton of Powell, Ohio; three daughters, Patricia Hensley of Columbus, Ohio, Judy Shea of Columbus, Ohio, and Sharon Varney of Lovely, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel with Brother Ray Taylor and Brother John Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher. Military rites will be conducted by the DAV Chapter 141 of Belfry, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with special services set for 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky.

 
BLEVINS, Sheila (Johnson)
Died: Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Age: 37
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sheila Blevins, 37, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born March 1, 1967, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Nannie Caudill Johnson. Survivors include a son, Tyler Fyffe of Hager Hill; two daughters, Tara Blevins and Stephany Fyffe, both of Hager Hill; and three brothers, Lee Johnson of Salyersville, Randall Johnson of Garrett and Ricky Johnson of Clearemont, N.C. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 5, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Blevins Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.05 2004

    
BUSTER, Elna (Ward)
1915-2004
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Elna Ward Buster, 89, who passed away Tuesday, March 30 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Buster was born January 5, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Bish and Martha Branham Ward. She had worked for the State of California government. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Buster. Surviving are two sisters, Billie E. Ward of Boons Camp, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Cassie Ward; two nieces and two nephews. The service was officiated by Donnie Patrick, with burial in the family cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.02 2004

   
BUTCHER, Joe M.
Died: Friday, March 26, 2004
Age: 69
FLORIDA — Joe M. Butcher, 69, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Williamsport, died Friday, March 26, 2004 in Titusville. Born Nov. 28, 1934 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Angus and Mildred Daniels Butcher. He was a graduate of Pikeville College where he later became an instructor and director of athletics after obtaining his Master Degree from the University of Tennessee, he worked as an Allstate Insurance Agent, a member of Gideons International and St. Andrew United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Butcher Fraley; and two brothers, Maurice “Booti” Butcher and Granville “Bo” Butcher. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Knox Butcher; three daughters, Lisa Aizcorbe of Vienna, Va., Mary Payne of Vero Beach, Fla., and Wendy Butcher Coleman of Mims, Fla.; three brothers, Pete Butcher of Huber Heights, Ohio, Clifford Butcher of Corbin, and Donnie Butcher of Scottstown, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Titusville. Burial was in LaGrange Cemetery, Titusville, under direction of North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Summer Youth Camp Fund, 3380 Dairy Road, Titusville, FL 32796.

 
CANTRELL, Arnold C. “Pete”
1938-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, 11 a.m. at Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Arnold C. “Pete” Cantrell, 65, who passed away Tuesday, March 30 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Cantrell was born October 23, 1938 in Pike County, Ky., son of Edna Hodgston Cantrell and the late Clarence Cantrell. He was a retired state police detective. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Wanda Daniel Cantrell; three sons, Dean Preston of Paintsville, Ky., Greg and Richard Cantrell, both of Kenosha, Wisc.; one daughter, Sonja Smith of Kenosha, Wisc.; one sister, Jackie Looney of Portsmouth, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Larry Smith, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.02 2004


 
CASSADY, Augustus
1923-2004
Augustus "Gus" Cassady, age 80, of Bradner, Ohio, passed away on March 15, 2004, at his daughter, Marshia's home in Bradner. He was born on March 28, 1923, in Inez, KY, to Granville and Telia (Hensley) Cassady (both deceased). He married Susie M. James on June 8, 1942, in Paintsville, KY, and she passed away on March 29, 1997. Surviving are 2 sons, Richard A. of Findlay, Jack W. of Risingsun; 1 daughter, Mrs. Milo (Marshia A.) Boice of Bradner; 2 brothers, Warren and Holmes, both of Inez, KY; 3 sisters, Corrine Hamilton and Ruth Stepp, both of Inez, KY, June Cox of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by 1 brother, Dewey, and 1 sister, Mary Cassady. Mr. Cassady retired after 25 years at Romanoff Elec. Corp. in Toledo. He was a member of Albert Bowe American Legion Post #338 in Bradner, International Brotherhood of Electricians for 53 years and 55 year member of I.B.E.W. Local #8 of Toledo. He was a WWII Army veteran. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio. Rev. Zedda Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Bradner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice in Bowling Green, Ohio. Arrangements by Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne.

   
CASTLE, Ellis
Died: Saturday, March 20, 2004
Age: 69
FLOYD COUNTY — Ellis Castle, 69, of Auxier, died Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 4, 1935, at Slagle, W.Va., he was a son of the late Ellis and Adaline Ramey Castle Sr. He was a Korean War veteran, a driller having worked in the coal mining industry, member of New Bethel Assembly of God and member of East Point Masonic Lodge #657 and member of D.A.V. Chapter 18, Auxier. Survivors include his wife, Jolene Gibson Castle; a son, Ellis Castle III of Colorado; a daughter, Sharon White of Auxier; a sister, Betsy Qualls of Oklahoma; a step-brother, Hershel Bentley of Boonscamp; a step-sister, Willa Dean Conley of Finley, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, at Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Arthur “Sam” Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens, Paintsville, under direction of Burke Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.25 2004

 
CASTLE, Paul Michael
Died: Saturday, March 20, 2004
Age: 37
JOHNSON COUNTY — Paul Michael Castle, 37, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, March 20, 2004 at his residence. Born April 28, 1966, in Johnson County, he was a son of James Edward and Nancy Irene Burke Castle of Tutor Key. Additional survivors include his wife, Virginia Ann Castle of Flat Gap; a stepson, Jimmy Fairchild; four sisters, Judy Kaye Ratliff of Staffordsville, Julia Jones of Indiana, Ruby Castle of Tutor Key and Bonnie Michelle Castle of West Virginia; six brothers, James Russell Castle and Richard Delmar Castle, both of Stambaugh, Rudy Gail Castle of Tennessee, Frank Lindsay Castle of Tutor Key, Ricky Edward Castle of Flat Gap, and Jackie Lee Castle of Lowmansville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, at the Free Pentecostal Church of Christ, Sitka, with Rev. Eugene Stambaugh officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, March 30, in Castle Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.25 2004

 
CASTLE, Vertie (Music)
1924-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, 1 p.m. at the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church in Edison, Ohio, for Vertie Castle, 80, who passed away Sunday, March 29 2004 in the Morrow County Hospital ECF. Mrs. Castle was born January 11, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Ervin and Delphia Skaggs Music. She had work for ITT North Electric until retiring. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Castle; one brother, James Music, and one sister, Wahnedith Music. Surviving are five sons, Eugene and Paul Castle, both of Edison, Ohio, Michael Castle of Colorado Springs, Colo., Chris Castle of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Steve Castle of Caledonia, Ohio; two daughters, Wanda McClaskey of Marion, Ohio, and Linda Jones of Salyersville, Ky.; two sisters, Ethel Crider and Gertie VanHoose, both of Urbana, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Ed Colegrove, with burial following in the Worden Cemetery at Denmark, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Snyder Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.31 2004

 
CONLEY, Keith
 1923-2004
 Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Keith Conley, 80, who passed away Wednesday, March 10 2004 at the Veterans Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Conley was born June 8, 1923 in Staffordsville, Ky., son of the late Everett M. and Suna McKenzie Conley. He served with the U.S. Marines in WW II and was a self-employed water well driller in Johnson County for years. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Daniels and Jewell Butler. Surviving are his wife, Lula Conley; three sons, Bill Conley of Luray, Va., Bob Conley of Stambaugh, Ky., and Ron Conley of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; one brother, Everett F. “Fishel” Conley of Hager Hill, Ky.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Terry Conley, Jim McKenzie and Willie Hayes, with burial in the Conley Family Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.17 2004

 
CONLEY, Willis
1920-2004
Willis Conley Sr., 83, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, March 8, 2004 at Mount Carmel West in Columbus. He was born July 26, 1920 in Paintsville, Ky., the son of Ben F. and Amanda (Pendleton) Conley Sr. He was a member of Mt. Sterling Masonic Lodge No. 269 F&AM, veteran of World War II, Coast Guard, a 4-H advisor, Loyal University of Kentucky Wildcats fan. He was preceded in death by his father; son Butch Conley, brother Ben Conley, Jr. Survivors include his wife Betty; daughters Carol (Gene) Carfrey, Becky (Doug) Palmer, Michele (Dave) Joslin; grandchildren Suzette, Doug and Dylan Palmer, Nick and Leah Joslin, Heath and Heather Carfrey, Shane (Jeannie) Conley, Willie Conley; great-grandchildren, Jared and Kelly Conley; mother Amanda Conley; sisters Pauline Bower and Billie Shaw. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2004 at the Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling.  The Rev. Dortha Ross officiated. Interment followed in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.  Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. A military service was conducted at the gravesite by Circleville Amvets Post No. 2256.

    
CORNETT, Eddie
Died: Saturday, March 13, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — Eddie Cornett, 76, of Paintsville, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at his residence. Born Aug. 12, 1927, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Clark and Nancy Ann Minyard Cornett. He was a retired mechanic and a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ora Mae Boggs Cornett of Paintsville; a son, Eddie Randell Cornett of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Brenda Blackburn of Ulysses and Linda Osborne of Louisa; two brothers, Otis Cornett of Gordon and Alfred Cornett of Cumblerland; two sisters, Myrtle Lewis of Gordon, and Doshia Lewis of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 16, at Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.19 2004

   
CRAFT, Helen E. (VanHoose)
1914-2004
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 21, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church for Helen E. Craft, 89, who passed away Sunday at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Craft was born June 27, 1914 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late F.S. and Allie Webb Vanhoose. She was a stockholder in the F.S. Vanhoose Lumber Company of Paintsville, Ky., and a member of the DAR and the Paintsville Garden Club. Surviving are two sons, Scott Stewart Craft of Lowmansville, Ky., and Mike Craft of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Anne Lynne Lemos of Miami, Fla.; one grandchild, Michael Scott Craft of Paintsville, Ky. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Doughton, with burial following in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.19 2004

 
CRUM, Clyde
Died: Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Age: 93
FLOYD COUNTY — Clyde Crum, 93, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 17, 1911, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John and Barbara Kestner Crum. He was a coal miner. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia West of Prestonsburg; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 3, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Larry Jo Bayes officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.05 2004

   
CULWELL, Della Mae (Castle)
1922-2004
Published March 22, 2004 12:04 PM CST Della Mae Culwell, 81, of Plain City, Ohio died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville. Born Aug. 4, 1922, in Lomensville, Ky., she was a daughter of Nathan and Lori (McKenzie) Castle. She was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew Culwell in 2002; son, Lance Cpl. James who was killed in action in the Vietnam War in 1969, Charles Andrew Culwell in 2002. Survivors include children, Estel Lee (Pam) Culwell of Richwood, Ray (Loretta) Culwell of Plain City, Phyllis A. Culwell of Plain City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg. Moderator, Patrick Gilliland will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (state Route 161 W.), Plain City.

    
DANIEL, Susan "Susie" (Gillispie)
1911-2004
Susan Gillispie "Susie" Daniel, 92, of Ashland, Ky., died Monday, March 29, 2004, in Hospice Care Center. Mrs. Daniel was born May 16, 1911, in Meally, Ky., and was the daughter of the late Earl Gillispie and Anna Bailey Gillispie Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Daniel Sr.; two sons, David Daniel Jr. and Dr. James Earl Daniel; three brothers, James P. Wheeler Gillispie, Earl Gillispie, and Enoch Robinson Jr.; and two sisters, Eva Wheeler Vaughn and Gertrude Gillispie. She was a member of United Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky., and attended First Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are a son, Dr. Harold T. Daniel and his wife, Shirley Daniel, of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Deborah Daniel Frazier and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Frazier of Ashland; two daughters-in-law, Virginia Morton Daniel of Lexington and Martha Ann Daniel of Ashland; two sisters, Beatrice Arnett Callison of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Emma Wheeler Damron of St. Joseph, Mich.; grandchildren, Shelia Denise Daniel of Simpsonville, Ky., Teresa Ann Daniel of Ashland, Dr. Lisa Michelle Daniel of Santa Ana, Calif., Dr. James E. Daniel II of Ashland, Thomas Christopher Daniel of Atlanta, Cheryl Daniel Norton of Paintsville, Alison Daniel Campbell of San Diego, Whitney Daniel Frazier of Louisville, Ky., and Joshua William Frazier of Ashland; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Steen Funeral Home- Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by Elders John Pelphrey and Charles Price. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight, March 31, 2004, at the funeral home. Friends may make contributions to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. 41101 or First Baptist Church, 1701 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. 41101. Submitted By:Sharon Duke - sduke1@woh.rr.com

    
DANIELS, Dovie (Castle)
Died: Sunday, March 28, 2004
Age: 89
OHIO — Dovie Castle Daniels, 89, of Grove City, Ohio, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 at Monterey Care Center. Born March 7, 1915, in Nippa, she was a daughter of the late Hayes and Hattie Castle. She was a member of Georges Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Letha Ralph Daniels; a grandson; and twin daughters. Survivors include three daughters, Fannie Meluzio of Kernersville, N.C., Linda Elam of Lexington, and Yvonna Faye Sheward of Grove City; two sons, Carl Daniels of Berea, and Eldon K. Daniels of South Bloomingsville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 31, at Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local hospice of choice in Dovie’s memory. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2004

 
DUTTON, Marie (Blanton)
Died: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Age: 76
OHIO — Marie Dutton, 76, of Tremont City, Ohio, died Monday, March 30, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio. Born March 19, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Betty Davis Blanton. She was a sales clerk with G. C. Murphy Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Dutton. Survivors include a sister, Jewell Lang of Florida; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John R. Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.02 2004

 
HELMIG, Sue (VanHoose)
1946-2004
Sue Helmig, 58, of Middletown, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, at the residence of her daughter, Tracy Hugentober in Lebanon. She was born March 19, 1946, in Paintsville, [Johnson  County], Ky., and had lived in Ohio for 46 years and in Middletown for 31 years. Sue was employed as a cashier at McGee’s IGA in Trenton for 11 years. She was a member of Loyal Order of Moose 330 in Trenton and a charter member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3458 in Middletown. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Hipsher.  She is survived by two daughters, Tracy Hugentober, and husband, John, of Lebanon, and Michelle Beavan, and husband, Charlie, of Trenton; three stepchildren, Teresa Helmig of Monroe, Susan Baker of Carlisle, and Joe Helmig, and wife, Tina, of Carlisle; four grandchildren, Andrea Michelle, Shelby Renee, Zachary Joseph and William Lawrence “Larry;” parents, Hubert and Geraldine Vanhoose of Dayton; three brothers, Truman Vanhoose, Steve Vanhoose, and wife, Rhonda, and Willard Vanhoose, all of Dayton; two sisters, Rose Chenoweth, and husband, Jim, and Debbie Padilla, and husband, Ernie, all of Huber Heights; a special friend, Bob Wirtley of Seven Mile; and many nieces and nephews. ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Herr- Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Anderson and Pastor Billy Joe Conley officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton.

 
HILL, Jack N.
Died: Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Age: 56
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Jack N. Hill, 56, of Louisa, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at his residence. Born May 2, 1947, in Paintsville, he was a son of Edra Hamilton Hill of Flat Gap and the late Fred H. Hill. He was owner and operator of Kentucky Fried Chicken of Louisa and a member of F&AM Masonic Lodge and El Hasa Shrine. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Debra Hill of Louisa; a daughter, Summer Hill at home; a son, Brian T. Hill of Philadelphia, Penn.; and a sister, Mary Jane Blair of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, March 26, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with Brothers Gary Howell, Jim Blair, and Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack N. Hill Scholarship Fund at Peoples Security Bank, Louisa. Big Sandy News

 
HOLLAND, Elwanda (Sparks)
1926-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 17, 11 a.m. at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home for Elwanda Holland, 77, who passed away Sunday, March 14 2004 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Holland was born June 30, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Elva and Tera (nee McKenzie) Sparks. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles Auxiliary #376. She was preceded in death by her former husband, William Clayton, and husband, Ralph Holland; three brothers, Jessie Thomas, Mervin Elwood, and Herman Howard Sparks. Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Ray) Glaze of Spencerville, Ohio, and Brenda Sparks of Delaware, Ohio; two sons, Tim (Lynne) Clayton of Aurora, Colo., and Bill (Alice) Clayton of Plymouth, Wisc.; three stepdaughters, Becky (Bob) Ratliff of Sunbury, Ohio, Kathy Garrison of Coolville, Ohio, and Sharon (Jim) Adkins of Westerville, Ohio; one sister, Magdalene (Bradley) Burton of Sitka, Ky.; one aunt, Lucille Sparks of Flat Gap, Ky.; brother-in-law, Bill (Darlene) Holland of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; sister-in-law, Donna Holland of Westerville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Services will be held at the funeral home, with burial following in the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home of Delaware, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.17 2004

  
INMON, James David
1952-2004
GREENWICH OHIO
J. David Inmon, 51, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at home. Mr. Inmon was born April 18, 1952, in Paintsville, Kentucky, he moved to Greenwich in 1963. He was a 1970 graduate of South Central High School in Greenwich. He owned and operated Dave Inmon Motors of Greenwich and had been in the automobile business for 30 years. He attended the Ripley Church in Greenwich.  He loved to watch his son drag race a 1972 Nova and watch high school basketball. Mr. Inmon is survived by his wife, Mary Kreais Inmon, whom he married October 19, 1991; three sons, Shawn David Inmon of Lyndhurst, Michael James Inmon at home and Mark Thomas Inmon of Willard; two granddaughters; his mother, Zora Music Inmon; two sisters, Lola (Larry) Bailey of Willard and Judy (Dave) Lillo of Willard; four brothers, Billy R. (Kathy) Inmon of Willard, Clester (Betty) Inmon of Greenwich, Kenny (Shirl) Inmon of Garrett, Kentucky, and Orville (Jeri) Inmon of Greenwich; and his father-in- law, Wayne Kreais of Bascom, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Inmon, and mother-in- law, Louise Kreais. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ripley Church, 4130 Edwards Road, Greenwich, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Robert Hudberg will officiate and burial will follow in Edwards Grove Cemetery, Greenwich.

 
JENKINS, Harold
Died: Monday, March 15, 2004
Age: 70
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harold Jenkins, 70, of Oil Springs, died Monday, March 15, 2004 at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. Born June 11, 1933, in Morgan County, he was a son of the late Eddie and Mary Ann Legg. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Edna Pennington Jenkins of Oil Springs; two sons, Roger Jenkins and Eddie Jenkins, both of Oil Springs; two daughters, Wilma Owens and Sophia Ward, both of Oil Springs; a sister, Pina Blanton of West Liberty; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 18, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Delbert Music, Chris Baldwin, Jeff Baldridge and Elder Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in Fyffe and Jenkins Cemetery, West Liberty, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.19 2004

 
KESTNER, Jody Allen
Died: Saturday, March 27, 2004
Age: 25
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jody Allen Kestner, 25, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood. Born June 21, 1978, in Johnson County, he was a son of James and Dedria Stambaugh Kestner. Additional survivors include a son, Skyler Allen Kestner of Hager Hill; a daughter, Tory Cheyenne Kestner of Hager Hill; two brothers, Michael Arron Wright and Christopher Todd Stambaugh, both of Ohio; and a sister, Mindy Kestner of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 30, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Wanda Sheppard officiating. Burial was in Kestner Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2004

   
LESTER, Mardria M.(Griffith)
Died: Saturday, March 20, 2004
Age: 75
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Mardria M. Lester, 75, of Blaine, died Saturday, March 20. Born May 22, 1928, in Cordell, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Nanny Mae Griffith. She was a housewife and a member of Brushy Fork United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Douglas Lester. Survivors include her husband, Quinten Lester of Blaine; four daughters, Carol Cordle of Flatwoods, Bonnie Martin of Raccoon Branch, Sandy Daniels of Hager Hill, and Yvonne Demorst of West Portsmouth, Ohio; a brother, Harmon Milton Griffith of Blaine; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Terry Conley and Roger Ross officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.25 2004

 
LITTERAL, Genevieve (Blankenship) (Walker)
1926-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Genevieve Blankenship Walker Litteral, 77, who passed away Tuesday, March 16 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Litteral was born August 7, 1926 at Betsy Layne, Ky., daughter of the late Mack and Maxie Parsons Blankenship. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roma Lee Walker, and second husband, Charles Litteral. Surviving are one son, Dennis Walker of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Sharon Ann Scarberry of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Clinton Blankenship of Pikeville, Ky.; Mack and Palmer Blankenship, both of Ohio, Dee Parsons of California; five sisters, Irma Watts of Indiana, Dot Wolf and Ruby Radel, both of Wisconsin, Avanell Kinney of Louisville, Ky., and Kati Parsons of Lexington, Ky.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Clifford Austin, with burial following in the Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.19 2004

 
MACDOUGAL, Helen T.
1920-2004 
Helen T. MacDougal, 83, of Ashland, Ky., died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Woodland Oaks Health Care Center. Mrs. MacDougal was born on Christmas Day 1920, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Edward and Emma VanHoose. She is survived by one brother, Robert W. VanHoose Sr. of Ocala, Fla.; one sister, Mary Sue Eyler of Richmond, Va.; and 16 nieces and nephews, including Jeff and Vickie Ward, Stephen and Elaine Corbitt and Rob and Sandy VanHoose. Mrs. MacDougal was a member of the First Christian Church and was a dispatcher for the Yellow Cab Co. in Ashland for many years prior to her retirement. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Her nephew, the Rev. Dr. James T. Corbitt of Greenville, S.C., will conduct the service. There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

 
MOLLETTE, James "Jim"
Died: Saturday, March 06, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — James “Jim” Mollette, 76, of Paintsville, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 15, 1928, in Floyd County, he was a son of Ada Sammons Mollette and the late Ali Mollette. He was a self-employed retired construction worker. Survivors include three sons, Ricky Dean Mollette of Paintsville, James Timothy Mollette of West Van Lear, and Bryan Keith Mollette of Hager Hill; two brothers, Sherman Mollette of Meally, and Mitchell Mollette of Blaine; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 9, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Wayne Lyons officiating. Burial was in Mollette Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.10 2004

 
MURPHY, Janetta Louise (Burchett)
Died: Sunday, March 07, 2004
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — Janetta Louise Burchett Murphy, 63, of Sitka, died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 4, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Lucy Williams Burchett. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Edward Burchett and Paul Vencil Burchett; and two sisters, Pauline Preston and Mary Deitz Hensley. Survivors include her husband, Fred Murphy of Sitka; two sons, Robert Allen Murphy and Freddie Lee Murphy, both of Sitka; four brothers, Henry Lee Burchett of Savannah, Ga., Noah F. Burchett of Okeechobee, Fla., Garfield Burchett, Jr., of Stambaugh, and Jerry Allen Burchett of Lowmansville; a sister, Neldra Sue Burchett of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandsons. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Nippa, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation is any time Wednesday until time of service Thursday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.10 2004

   
PELPHREY, Carroll L.
1926-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, 1 p.m. at the Concord Independent Church of Christ for Carroll L. Pelphrey, 77, who passed away Friday, March 26 2004 at his residence. Mr. Pelphrey was born August 28, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Don and Lavada Reed Pelphrey. He had served with the U.S. Navy in WW II. He was also a sales manager at Layne Brothers at Ivel, Ky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Ray Pelphrey. Surviving are his wife, Verna Mae Childers Pelphrey; two daughters, Anga Lynn Singleton of Asheboro, N.C., and Carol Jean Robinson of Staffordsville, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Alice Johnson of Hager Hill, Ky., and Naomi Ann Conley of Huber Heights, Ohio; three brothers, Jack Pelphrey of Springfield, Ohio, Joe Pelphrey of Franklin, Ohio, and Leroy Pelphrey of Huber Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by the Revs. Steve Rose and Roger Ross, with burial in the Pelphrey and Childers Family Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.31 2004

 
POWERS, Denise Jean (Woods)
1945-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Denise Jean Woods Powers, 58, who passed away Wednesday, March 24 2004 at OSU James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Powers was born July 31, 1945 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Charles Woods and the late Betty E. Johnson Woods. She was an AT&T supervisor. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, William R. Powers; two sons, William Shannon Powers of Williamsport, Ohio, and Stephen Patrick Powers of Lockborn, Ohio; two daughters, Deelena Marion Powers Manuel of Columbus, Ohio, and Leah Raye Boling of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Phillip and Michael Douglas Woods, both of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by John P. Salyer and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.31 2004

 
PRATER, Edd
1926-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday March 28, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel for Edd Prater, 77, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 25 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Prater was born August 30, 1926 in Prestonsburg, Ky., son of the late William B. and Ocie Bayes Prater. He was a coal miner. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Coleman Prater; two sons, Bob and Bill Prater, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Carole Keller and Maggie Bigelow, both of Huntington, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. The service was officiated by the Rev. Shawn Blair, with burial in the Wright Family Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. 
Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.31 2004

 
PRATT, Lola (Lovely)
Died: Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Age: 85
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lola Lovely Pratt, 85, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at Highland’s Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 5, 1919, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Dorsie and Sadie Morris Lovely. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pratt. Survivors include a son, Dr. Gerald Pratt of Monticello; a daughter, Judy Pratt Castle of Staffordsville; two sisters, Mary Sue May of Falcon and Tressie Oney of Salyersville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, March 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.13 2004


PRESTON, Rosevelt
Died: Monday, March 15, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rosevelt Preston, 71, of Oil Springs, died Monday, March 15, 2004 at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, W. Va. Born Aug. 20, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James Henry and Georgeann Pendleton Preston. He was a general laborer and a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Preston of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Thursday, March 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs and Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.19 2004

 
RAMEY, Larry G.
1951-2004
Name: Larry G. Ramey From: Sparta, OH  Birth Date: 01 / 02 / 1951  Death Date: 03 / 02 / 2003  Calling Hours: 03 / 04 / 2003 from 4:00-8:00 P.M.  at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, OH  Funeral: 03 / 05 / 2003 at 1:00 P.M.   at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, OH  Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, OH  Larry G. Ramey, 52 of Sparta, died unexpectedly Sunday March 2, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Paintsville, Ky. on January 2, 1951 to Elza and Beatrice "Bobbie" (Bunyard) Ramey of Delaware. He moved to Delaware in 1953 and then to Sparta for the last 17 years. He was a US Army veteran and retired truck driver for Western Auto in Delaware. Member of Amvets Post # 102 and the Moose Lodge in Mt. Vernon. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 16 years: Shirley West Ramey and they were married June 5, 1986. Son and Daughter-in-law: Larry Leon and Jodi Ramey of Delaware; Daughters and Sons-in-law: Shellie Renee and Tom Stephens of Delaware, Bobbie Lou and David Evans of Delaware, Michelle and Bruce Blanton of Mt. Vernon. 3 Grandchildren: Sara Evans, Ashlee & Austin Blanton. Brothers: Wendell E. & Barbara Ramey and Ricky & Brenda Ramey all of Delaware; Sister: Wanda & Bruce Strawser of Delaware; Mother-in-law: Dorothy Tatman of Delaware. 3 Brothers-in-law and 1 Sister-in-law. Several Nieces and Nephews. Preceded in death by Granddaughter: Faith Stephens; Nephew Ricky Ramey. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William Street, Delaware where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Rob Musick officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc. will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

 
RICE, James Fred
Died: Friday, March 12, 2004
Age: 60
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Fred Rice, 60, of Oil Springs, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 21, 1943, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Payne and Ethel Irene May Rice. He was a contractor. Survivors include his wife, Dianna L. Rice of Oil Springs; two sons, Fred Rice of Leander, and James Alex Rice of Staffordsville; a stepson, Scott Hall of Oil Springs; four daughters, Georgia Lynn Arnett, Paula Ann Conley, Brandi Michelle Rice and Jenna Mae Rice, all of Oil Springs; a stepdaughter, Summer Hall of Oil Springs; three brothers, Payne Rice Jr., Phillip Rice, and Kevin Earl Rice, all of Oil Springs; six sisters, Edna Mae Dunn of Paintsville, Debra Ann Kennard of Sitka, Joyce Ann Reed of Falcon, Maxine Yates of Lexington, and Jodie Music and Georgia Music, both of Oil Springs; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 15, at Oil Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Fred Rice Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.17 2004

 
SKAGGS, Bill E.
1955-2004
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, 11 a.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church for Bill E. Skaggs, 49, who passed away Saturday, March 27 2004 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mr. Skaggs was born March 6, 1955 in Pickaway County, Ohio, son of the late Earl and Maxine Keaton Skaggs. He was a general laborer. Surviving are his wife, April Pelfrey Skaggs of West Portsmouth, Ohio; two sons, Robert and Matthew Skaggs, both of Portsmouth, Ohio; one daughter, Lisa Ratcliff of Portsmouth, Ohio; four brothers, David Skaggs of Greenup, Ky., Timothy Skaggs of Olive Hill, Ky., Earl Skaggs of Grayson, Ky., and Jerry Skaggs of Kenyucky.; eight sisters, Frieda Pelphrey and Joyce Thornsberry, both of Soldier, Ky., Rosemary Leadingham of Portsmouth, Ohio, Diana Cole of Olive Hill, Ky., Esta Pistole of Piketon, Ohio, Dora Isaacs of North Carolina, Dorothy Hudson of Ind., and Vicie Boyd of Grayson, Ky.; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Ricktor, with burial in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.02 2004

 
SKERVEN, Arbie
Died: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Age: 80
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arbie Skerven, 80, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1923, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., he was a son of the late Joseph and Annabelle Peterson Skerven. He was a cleaner with the paper industry, Wisconsin Rapids, a WW II Army veteran, and received several medals including a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by three sisters, and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Anna Louise Blair of Paintsville; three sons, Glenn Skerven of Wisconsin Rapids, Roger Skerven of Pensacola, Fla. and Dean Skerven of England and six grandchildren. A private memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 22, at Ramada Inn, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association by calling Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
SMITH, Helen Mills
1941-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, April, 2, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Helen Mills Smith, 63, who passed away Tuesday, March 30 at Paulding County Hospital in Antwerp, Ohio. Mrs. Smith was born March 27, 1941 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Roma and Eliza Mullins. Surviving are two sons, Rick Dennison and Billy Mills, both of Antwerp, Ohio; one daughter, Kathy Johnson of Antwerp, Ohio; one brother, Larry Mullins of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Ruby Castle and Linda Lero, both of Defiance, Ohio, and Sherlene Castle of River, Ky.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Howard Conley, with burial following in the Mills Cemetery at Tomahawk, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Sons Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.02 2004

 
SPARKS, Ruth Evelyn (Spradlin)
Died: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Evelyn Spradlin Sparks, 76, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, March 25 2004  at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 21, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Chalmer and Zora Johnson Spradlin. She was a merchant and LPN. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Nelson Sparks, in 1971. Survivors include a son, John Richard Sparks of Staffordsville; three daughters, Kathy Terry and Cindy Butcher, both of West Van Lear, and Elizabeth Dennison of Paintsville; a sister, Wilma Jean Butcher of Springfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
WARD, Sarah Elizabeth (Ramey)
1944-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 25, 12 noon at the Wayne T. Lee Funeral Home for Sarah Elizabeth Ramey Ward, 60, who passed away at her residence in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Ward was born May 13, 1944 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Ruben and Elizabeth (Lexie) Ramey. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Wendell Ward; one cousin, Sharon Soures. Surviving are one son, Wendell (Tim) Ward Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Connie Jude and Betty Hendricks, both of Flat Gap, Ky., and Vera Taylor of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, Earl Ramey of Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky.; one half-brother, Belfry Phipps of Columbus, Ohio; companion, Murlin (Beck) Franklin of Columbus, Ohio; niece, Virlinda Neal Carrol of Columbus, Ohio; many other nieces, nephews and family members, too numerous to mention. Arrangements under the direction of the Wayne T. Lee Funeral Home of Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.26 2004

  
WEBB, Brooksie
1910-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 3, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Brooksie Webb, 93, who passed away Wednesday, March 31 2004 at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Webb was born July 2, 1910 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late Harry and Martha DeLong Webb. He was a retired grocer and a member of the Stinson Church of Christ in Grayson, Ky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; three sisters, Gertrude Moles, Frances Caudill, and Dixie Collins; two brothers, Chester and Heber Webb. Surviving are two daughters, Marcella Somerset and Lois (Robert) Azbill, all of Richmond, Ky.; two grandchildren, Marcia (James) Hicks of Midway, Ky., and David (Suzanne) Azbill of Lexington, Ky.; three great- grandchildren, Nathan, Newell and Evelyn Hicks, all of Midway, Ky. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.02 2004

 
WILLIAMS, Steven Lamar
Died: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Age: 38
JOHNSON COUNTY — Steven Lamar Williams, 38, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, March 4 2004. Born April 24, 1965, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Daisey Mae Collins Williams and Roger Lamar Williams. Additional survivors include his wife, Regina Lee Cook Williams; a son, Carl Lee Cook of Thelma; three daughters, Tiffany Marie Cook Fields, Tara Danielle Williams, and Tasha Renee Williams, all of West Van Lear; a brother, Roger Dwayne Williams of Meally; three sisters, Beverly Dickerson of Morehead, Melissa Baker of Offutt, and Kim Castle of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery, Daniels Creek, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
YATES, Meda Josephine (Joseph)
1934-2004
Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, 2 p.m. at the Highland Avenue Free Will Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, Ky., for Meda Josephine Joseph Yates, 69, who passed away Monday, March 1 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Yates was born October 10, 1934 in Logan County, Ohio, daughter of the late Dayton and Geneva Adkins Joseph. She worked for P&B Ambulance Service as a billing clerk. She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Harold Yates; three brothers and two sisters. Surviving are two sons, Gary and Ricky C. Yates, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Edith McKinney of Harold, Ky.; six brothers, Ashland Joseph of Russell, Ky., Morgan, Charles, Dayton (Bob) Jr. and Phillip Joseph, all of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Ronnie Joseph of Jenkins, Ky.; five sisters, Barbara Joseph, Tina Joseph McGaffee, Geraldine LeMaster and Betty Calhoun, all of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Christine Deaton of Paintsville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and one great- grandchild. The service was officiated by Bro. Dave Garrett, with burial in the Joseph Family Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.3 2004





APRIL - 2004
   
ADAMS, Ronald Gene
1938-2004
Adams, Ronald Gene, age 65, of Tipp City, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004. He was born December 13, 1938 in Van Lear, KY, the son of the late James and Hazel (Fraley) Adams. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, retired from General Motors in 1992, owned and operated Words For You Video Productions, was a member of the Minerva 99 Masonic Lodge in Miamisburg, various video organizations, and Quiet Birdmen. He is survived by his wife, Sherry G. Kistler; one daughter, Ronda G. Adams of Miamisburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Matt A. And Yoo-Ri Kistler stationed with the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, FL; one sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Richard Peth of Genda, OH; two nieces, Pam Schall of Bowling Green, OH, and Dee Gargac of Daytona, FL; one Uncle and Aunt, Lee Ray and Gwennith Adams of Van Lear, KY. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Barry Adams in 1966. Friends may call Friday, April 16, 2004 from 5-7 p.m. at Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home (Tipp City) with Masonic services at 7:00 p.m. If desired donations may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home.

   
BARTON, Patricia Gaye (Mollette)
Died: Thursday, April 01, 2004
JOHNSON COUNTY
Patricia Gaye Barton, 41, of Boonscamp, died Thursday, April 1, 2004 at her residence. Born May 1, 1962 in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Rodrick “Pere” and Birdie Hall Mollette. She was a member of Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her husband, Carlos Barton; a son, Carlos Dakota Barton of Warfield; two daughters, Rachel Marie Taylor of Phillis, and Amber Nicola Mollette of Boonscamp; three brothers, Rodrick Mollette Jr., Travis Wayne Mollette, and Tracy Brian Mollette, all of Boonscamp; and four sisters, Sherry Crum of Williamsport, Sandra Cook of Meally, Lana Slone of Phillis, and Lora D. Mollette of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Sunday, April 4, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church, with Claude Mollette, Glen Penix and Kenny Preece officiating. Burial was in Pete Mollette Cemetery, Boonscamp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
BLAIR, Lola (Lemaster)
1950-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Lola Blair, 53, of Shelbyville, Tenn., formerly of Leander, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, April 20. Mrs. Blair was born August 5, 1950 in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Boyd and Armatha Conley Lemaster. She was a housing supervisor. Surviving are one son, Darrell Blair of Hager Hill, Ky.; four brothers, Larry and Lonnie Lemaster, both of Urbana, Ohio, Ronnie Lemaster of Sitka, Ky., and Lenzie Lemaster of Oil Springs, Ky.; five sisters, Pauline May of Salyersville, Ky., Janet Fitzpatrick of Winchester, Ky., Evelene Kestner, Mary Meade and Karen Caudill, all of Sitka, Ky.; mother-in-law, Carma Blair of Hager Hill, Ky.; companion, Larry Felix; one step-granddaughter. The service was officiated by Kenny Pelphrey, Willie Fairchilds, and Hubert Slone. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.28 2004

   
BLAIR, Lucy (McKenzie)
1936-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 1 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church for Lucy Hopper Blair, 67, of East Point, who passed away Tuesday, April 27 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Blair was born July 1, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Clyde and Southie Harmon McKenzie. She was a housewife and a member of the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roger Blair of East Point, Ky.; three sons, Joe and Doug Hopper, both of Florida, and Greg Hopper of East Point, Ky.; one daughter, Vanessa Hopper Dials of East Point, Ky.; two brothers, Doug and Clyde McKenzie, both of Meally, Ky.; three sisters, Mary Short and Francis “Frankie” Delong, both of Hager Hill, Ky., and Ada Pack of Paintsville, Ky.; six grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.30 2004

   
BRANHAM, Thomas
Died: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Age: 79
FLOYD COUNTY — Thomas Branham, 79, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 14, 1924, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James H. and Anna Osbourne Branham. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Poe Branham, in 2002. Survivors include two sons, Thomas L. Branham of Fostoria, Ohio, and Tim Branham of Athens, Tenn.; two daughters, Sally Williams of Athens, and Charlotte of Flat Gap; two sisters, Mae Maynard and Edna Nash, both of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Denvil Mollette and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Branham Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
BROWN, Jeanette Louise
Died: Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Age: 68
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jeanette Louise VanHoose Adkins Brown, 68, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, April 6, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Aug. 7, 1935, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Marshall and Dorothy Robinson VanHoose. She was employed with American Standard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eyvind Brown; and two sons, Kenneth Ray Adkins and Gary W. Adkins. Survivors include a son, Randall Dean Adkins of Kissimmee, Fla.; a daughter, Rowena Brown of Salyersville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, April 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BURCHETT, Henry E.
Died: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY
Henry E. Burchett, 71, of Jeffersontown, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville. Born March 3, 1933, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Talitha Baldwin Burchett. He was a retired salesman from Process Machinery Company. He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Neal Burchett. Survivors include a son, David Burchett of Louisville; a daughter, Vicky Gischke of Jeffersontown; a brother, Carroll Burchett of Flat Gap; six sisters, Bernice Stambaugh of Wittensville, Eunice Pelphrey of Elna, Frecia Spriggs of Flat Gap, Glenda Boone of Laconia, Ind., Anita McMonigle of Greenville, Ind., and Sue Robinson of West Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 26, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Tom Dillard officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.28 2004

   
BURCHETT, Sola Alice McKenzie Collins
1921-2004
 Sola Alice McKenzie Collins Burchett, 83, formerly of Floyd and Johnson counties, passed away Thursday, April 20 2004 in Wilmington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Tealey Boyd McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Collins of Lakeview, Ore., and Wayne Collins of Honer, W.Va.; two daughters, Jane Perkey of Royal Oaks, Mich., and Tealey Ellis of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Helen McKenzie Delong of Van Lear, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A private memorial service is planned for a later date. Paintsville Herald Friday May 7 2004

 
CALHOUN, Bill
1941-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 18, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Bill Calhoun, 62, who passed away Thursday, April 15 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Calhoun was born May 25, 1941 in Prestonsburg, Ky., son of the late Joe and Rosie Warrix Calhoun. He was a self-employed painter and had served in the Vietnam War. Surviving are one brother, Dewey Calhoun of Indiana; three sisters, Mae Sizemore of Ada, Ohio, Faye Gray and Mary Alice Miller, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews,; special friend, Dottie Hastings. The service was officiated by the Rev. William Canterberry, with burial in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.21 2004

   
CASTLE, Opal (Price)
Died: Friday, April 09, 2004
Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY — Opal Castle, 86, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 9, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 13, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Ike and Hattie Davis Price. She was a member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Irvin Castle, in 1997. Survivors include two sons, Dr. James Roger Castle and Johnny Michael Castle, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Sharon Castle of Paintsville; three brothers, Thomas R. Price of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Jack D. Price of Kettering, Ohio, and Paul G. Price of Ulysses; four sisters, Josephine Robinette of Grove City, Ohio, and Margaret Platt, Ella Butcher, and Frances Skaggs, all of Louisa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 12, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.14 2004

  
CHAFFIN, Ethel (Pennington)
Died: Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Age: 83
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Ethel Chaffin, 83, of Louisa, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born June 3, 1920, in Van Lear, she was a daughter of the late Clabe and Stella Adams Pennington. She was a housewife and a member of Morgans Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shade R. Chaffin, in 1978; and a daughter, Stella Carter. Survivors include four daughters, Donna Childers, Rose Pfost, Willa Cook, and Pam Pigg, all of Louisa; two sons Shade R. Chaffin III of Louisa, and Robert Lee Chaffin of Louisiana; a brother, Jimmie Lee Pennington of Paulesville, Ore.; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, April 9, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Revs. Paul Cox, Jerry Hughes, and Larry Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Derefield Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.07 2004

  
CLAY, Malta Marie (Akers)
1932-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. at the Rousculp Church of Christ for Malta Marie Clay, 72, who passed away at her residence in Port Richey, Fla. Mrs. Clay was born January 20, 1932 at Stambaugh, Ky., daughter of the late Thomas B. and Lula Stambaugh Akers. She was a hostess for Bayview Buick in Port Richey, Fla. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Paul William Maddux; one brother, James Akers; one sister, Anna Lee Bacon. Surviving are her husband, William E. Clay of Port Richey, Fla.; one daughter, Cheryl L. (Kerry) Maddux of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Crit William (Jo Ann) Akers of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Belva (Irvin) Lauber of Lima, Ohio, and Mary E. Baxter of Hudson; two grandchildren, Phillip Maddux and Melissa Maddux, both of Cincinnati, Ohio. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Mark Vernik, with burial following in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Lima, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home of Lima, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.09 2004

  
COLE, Martin
Died: Friday, April 16, 2004
Age: 80
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Martin Cole, 80, of Salyersville, died Friday, April 16, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 4, 1924, in Salyersville, he was a son of the late Wiley Perkins and June Perkins Cole. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Caldwell Cole. Survivors include a brother, Ernie Cole of Salyersville. Funeral services were Sunday, April 18, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Patrick and Lovely Cemetery, Johnson Fork, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
COLEMAN, Gary Gene
Died: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Age: 64
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gary Gene Coleman, 64, of Van Lear, died Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 22, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ruey and Bertha Charles Coleman. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Martha Fannin Coleman; a son, Michael Arthur Perry of Nippa; a daughter, Audrea Renee Blair of Dundee, Mich.; two brothers, Ronald Dean Coleman of Georgetown, and James Robert Coleman; two sisters, Ernestine Webb of Louisa, and Patricia Weston of Worthington, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
DAVIS, Russell
1922-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m. at Fry Funeral Home Chapel in Bowie, Texas, for Russell Davis, 82, formerly of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Sunday, April 11 2004 in Bowie Memorial Hospital in Bowie, Texas. Mr. Davis was born March 9, 1922 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late John and Ethel Davis. He was a retired engineer for the Rock Island/MKT railroad and a member of the First Christian Church in Bowie, Texas. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sterling and Paul Bryan Davis. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Davis of Bowie, Texas; two daughters, Janice (Frank) Kubica of Kerrville, Texas, and Patricia Ann Rowan of Midland, Texas; one son, Joe R. (Margaret Ann) Davis of Chickasha, Okla.; one granddaughter, Michelle Dent and her husband, of Lubbock, Texas; two grandsons, Jeffrey Davis of Chickasha, Okla., and Joseph Rowan of Midland, Texas; three sisters, Cora Fairchild of Paintsville, Ky., Arbutus Music of Sharon, Tenn., and Jean McLaughlin of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; one brother, Vincel Davis of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. The service was officiated by the Rev. Clyde Markee, with burial in the Brushy Cemetery at Bowie, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of the Fry Funeral Home of Bowie, Texas. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.16 2004

   
DAVIS, Vester Shawn Andre
Died: Monday, April 19, 2004
Age: 35
MAGOFFIN COUNTY Vester Shawn Andre Davis, 35, of Salyersville, died Monday, April 19, 2004 in Salyersville. Born March 13, 1969, in Paintsville, he was a son of Robert Jr. and Joyce Minix Davis of Royalton. He was employed with Mountain Enterprises. Additional survivors include a son, Thomas Matthew Davis of Salyersville; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ann Davis; three brothers, Anthony Dobbins and Timothy Dobbins, both of Salyersville, and Morris Allen of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a sister, Kimberly Dobbins of Lexington. Funeral services were Thursday, April 22, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Revs. Darrell Howard and Joe Carroll officiating. Burial was in Minix Cemetery, Carver, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aprl.23 2004

   
FLYNT, Kenneth Edward
Died: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Age: 80
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kenneth Edward “Tuff Bird” Flynt, 80, of Salyersville, died Thursday, April 15, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born July 19, 1923, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late William and Lillie Nicholson Flynt. He was a farmer and a WW II Army veteran. Survivors include two sisters, Irene Jones of Paintsville, and Jean Flynt Wilder of Raleigh, N.C. Funeral services were Saturday, April 17, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Jason Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Lakeville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

   
GREEK, Donna Sue (Delong)
1938-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 4, 1 p.m. at the Mattox and Wood Funeral Home in Terra Haute, Ind. for Donna Sue Delong Greek, 65, who passed away Thursday, April 1 2004 in Rosedale, Ind. Mrs. Greek was born May 8, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Willie Delong and the late Vergie Adkins Delong. She was a retired factory worker. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Roland Greek of Rosedale, Ind.; three sons, Rick, Billy and Donnie Greek, all of Rosedale, Ind.; four brothers, Darrell, David, Michael and Danny Delong, all of Van Lear, Ky.; two sisters, Linda Ward of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Brenda Brown of Lexington, Ky.; nine grandchildren. Burial was in the Greek Family Cemetery at Rosedale, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of the Mattox and Wood Funeral Home of Terra Haute, Ind. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.07 2004

 
GREENE, Elmer
1919-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1, 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mansfield, Ohio, for Elmer Greene, 84, of Lexington, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, April 27 2004 in the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Greene was born October 20, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Enoch and Margret Salyer Greene. He was a WWII veteran and had worked for General Motors in Ohio. He was also preceded in death by six brothers; four sisters, and one brother-in-law. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Grim Greene of Lexington, Ohio; two sons, Stephen P. Greene of San Diego, Calif. and Neil (Kathy) Greene of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; three daughters, Shanna L. Jackson and Diana L. Bachelder, both of Lexington, Ohio, and Robin D. (Bruce) Snow of Johnsville, Ohio; two brothers, Bill (Hazel) Greene of Plain City, Ohio, and Roman (Mary) Greene of Racine, Wisc.; two sisters, Frona Spencer of Louisa, Ky., and Alice Branham of Fairborn, Ohio; several brothers- and sisters-in-law; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The service will be be officiated by the Revs. Roger Fletcher and Randy Nichols, with burial following in the Lexington Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council. Arrangements under the direction of the Snyder Funeral Home of Mansfield, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.30 2004

  
HAMMOND, Henry Thomas
Died: Saturday, April 10, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — Henry Thomas Hammond, 76, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, April 10, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Otto and Gladys Hammond. He was a food service supervisor and a U. S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merian Hammond. Survivors include two sons, Harlan Hammond of Hager Hill, and Harold Hammond of Flat Gap; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Baldwin of Leander; a half-sister, Margie Huff of Arizona; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Randy Blevins, and Elders James R. Blair and Kenny Preece officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.14 2004

   
HANNAH, Ronnie Lee
1948-2004
Ronnie Lee Hannah, 55, of Washington Court House, died Monday April 19, 2004 at 12:53 p.m. shortly after his arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  His death was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Hannah was born Dec. 26, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky, son of Kenneth and Cledith (Scott) Hannah. He moved to Washington Court House in 1989 from South Solon. He was owner and operator of H&H Trucking. Mr. Hannah was preceded in death by his wife, the former Barbara Christina Hendershott on Aug. 16, 2003; by his mother on Sept. 24, 2003. He is survived by three children and their spouses, Rodney and Alicia Hannah of South Solon, Bryan and Becky Hannah of Xenia, Angie and Jeff Warner of Jeffersonville, five step-children and their spouses, Scott and Honey Robinson, Mike and Dorenne Robinson and Lori and Todd Aills, all of Washington Court House, Marty and Georgine Robinson of Breezewood, Pa., Thomas and Crystal Robinson of Needmore, Pa; 19 grandchildren, Marty, Charity, Tori, Nathan, Destiny, McKenzie, Logan, Preston, Ethen, Jasmine, Blade, Destiny, Skylar, Brooke, Taylor, Felicia, Tyler, Nathan and Amber; a great-granddaughter Faith; his father Kenneth Hannah of Washington Court House; two brothers and sisters-in=law, Hebern D. and Janet Hannah of Plattsburg, (Kenneth) Larry and Elaine Hannah of Mechanicsburg; two sisters Janet Hannah of Springfield, Janet Hawkins and her husband, Jim of South Solon. The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  The Rev. Gordon Ell, pastor of the Sedalia Church of Christ in Christian Union officiated.  Burial followed in the Washington Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. Mt. Sterling Tribune Submitted By: Ann Davis


   
HARLESS, Marcella (Goble)
1924-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Marcella Harless, 79, who passed away Sunday, April 4 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Harless was born June 1, 1924 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Eunice Crum Goble. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger V. Harless. Surviving are one brother, Chester Goble of Virgie, Ky.; three sisters, Ruth Endicott and Freeda Haney, both of Inez, Ky., and Reva Calloway of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The service was officiated by Denver Hill, with burial in the Goble Cemetery at Debord, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.07 2004

   
HARRIS, Herbert
Died: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Age: 87
JOHNSON COUNTY — Herbert Harris, 87, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 2, 1916, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Maywood and Clista Slone Harris. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clista Wheeler Harris, in 1998; two sons, Phillip Harris and Euel Harris; and one grandchild. Survivors include two sons, Stanley Harris and Scotty Harris, both of Flat Gap; a daughter, Darlene Pack of Paintsville; a brother, Woodrow Harris of Flat Gap; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Kenny Pelphrey and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HIBBITT, Albert
Died: Saturday, April 17, 2004
Age: 91
JOHNSON COUNTY — Albert Hibbitt, 91, of Van Lear, died Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 7, 1912, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Albert and Susie Ooten Hibbitt. He was a carpenter. He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Floyd Mann and Willie Runyon; and a sister, Dorothy. Survivors include his wife, Viola Mae Combs Hibbitt; two daughters, Wanda L. Jones of Van Lear, and Linda Daniels of Wabash, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 20, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Salyers Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
HOWARD, Opal (Howard)
Died: Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Age: 83
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Opal Howard, 83, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, April 6, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Leona Howard. She was a member of Elk Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Salyersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Howard. Survivors include two sons, Buford Howard and David Henry, both of Salyersville; four daughters, Inie Mae Brown, Hortense Williams and Jean Williams, all of Salyersville, and Edna Mae Reed of Frenchburg; and two brothers, Aldie Howard and Oakie Howard, both of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, April 9, at Elk Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Willard Holliday officiating. Burial will be in Coon Creek Cemetery, Coon Creek Road, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.07 2004

 
INMON, Phillip
Died: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Age: 41
FLOYD COUNTY — Phillip Inmon, 41, of Garrett, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born July 1, 1963, he was a son of Delmas “Ram” Inmon and Sturneth Moore Inmon of Garrett. He was a school teacher. Additional survivors include a sister, Teresa Lynn Allen of Garrett; a niece; and a nephew. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, April 16, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with clergymen Red Morris, Willie Duff, Carl Waltkins and Martin Branch Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Coburn-Inmon Cemetery, Garrett, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.16 2004

   
JONES, Deanna Carol (Hamilton)
Died: Sunday, April 04, 2004
Age: 36
JOHNSON COUNTY — Deanna Carol Jones, 36, of Paintsville, died Sunday, April 4, 2004 in Clearwater, Fla. Born April 6, 1967, she was a daughter of John Grimm and Sherry Adkins Hamilton. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include her husband, Gary Jones of Paintsville; two daughters; a brother, Frank Hamilton of Paintsville; and a sister, Teresa Mitchell of Meally. Funeral services were Friday, April 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Hedgel Golden officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
JUDE, Pearl (Blackburn)
1911-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. at the Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church at Pilgrim, Ky., for Pearl Jude, 92, of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Jude was born September 16, 1911 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Elias and Polly Tiller Blackburn. She was a member of the Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Jude; two sons, Lewis and John Jude; several brothers and sisters. Surviving are eight sons, Hershel, William, David, and Rush Jude, all of Oil Springs, Ky., Nathan Jude of Pataskala, Ohio, Jobe Jude of Kansas City, T.D. Jude of Richmond, Va., and Henderson Jude of Debord, Ky.; four daughters, Thelma Parsons of Pilgrim, Ky., Nelva Booth of River, Ky., Elva Jackson of Butler, Mo., and Judy Ann Kirk of Oil Springs, Ky. The service will be officiated by the Old Regular Baptist preachers, with burial following in the Jude-Fletcher Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
KARR, Carol
1946-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 29, 11 a.m. at the Wellman Funeral Home for Carol Karr, 57, of Circleville, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, April 25 2004 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Karr was born August 15, 1946 in Lowmansville, Ky., daughter of Ferba Hinkle Castle and the late Grover Castle. Surviving are her husband, Albert Karr of Circleville, Ohio; two sons, Dwayne and Rodney Bryant, both of Ashville, Ohio; two step-sons, Roger karr of Circleville, Ohio and Ronald Karr of Ashville, Ohio; one step-daughter, Roxan Sigmon of Circleville, Ohio; one brother, Grover Castle of New Hollard, Ohio; one sister, Kathy Stevenson of Columbus, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by P. J. Rings, with burial in the Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery at Circleville, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.28 2004

 
KING, Delos Harvey "Jake"
Died: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY — Delos Harvey “Jake” King, 77, of Keaton, died Tuesday, April 13 2004. Born May 4, 1927, in Circleville, Ohio, he was a son of the late George and Ethel Jones King. He was a WW II veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Delsie Keaton King of Keaton; three daughters, Doris Adkins, and Norma Cantrell, both of Red Bush, and Janie Cordell of Blaine; two sisters, Helen Adams of Circleville, Ohio, and Hazel Ortman of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 16, at Christian Union Baptist Church, Keaton, with T.C. Cantrell, Mike Cordell and Paul Castle officiating. Burial was in Keaton Family Cemetery, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
KING, Marie (Hayes)(Williams)
Died: Friday, April 30, 2004
Age: 88
JOHNSON COUNTY
Marie Hayes William King, 88, of Sitka, died Friday, April 30, 2004 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born Dec. 18, 1915, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Mart and Fannie Daniels Hayes. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by husbands, Dean Williams and Prichard King. Survivors include a step-son, Michael King of Salyersville; a step-daughter, Patricia Patrick of Salyersville; several step-grandchildren; and several step- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 2, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonnie Terry and Joe Carrol, and Rev. Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 06 2004

  
LEMASTER, Elmer
Died: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elmer Lemaster, 63, of Nippa, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 at his residence. Born May 4, 1940, in Win, he was a son of the late Hollie and Nancy Meade Lemaster. He was a carpenter and an U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Frankie Conley Lemaster of Nippa; two daughters, Julie Ann Bush and Tena Mae Dotson, both of Nippa; four sisters, Merle VanHoose of Springfield, Ohio, Grace Lemaster of Miami, Fla., Martha Conley of Wittensville, and Ruby Doyle of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 25, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Wendell Ison and Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
MARTIN, Richard Earl
Died: Thursday, April 08, 2004
Age: 74
FLOYD COUNTY — Richard Earl Martin, 74, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, April 8 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 26, 1929 in Lynchburg, Va., he was a son of Gladys Elora Mann Martin of Richmond, Va. and the late Ned Bernard Martin. He was owner of Martin Engineering and a former civil engineer. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, former president of the Kiwanis Club, Prestonsburg, advisor on the counsel of Boy Scouts of America, member of Society of Civil Engineers and project manager at First Commonwealth Bank. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Vaughn Martin Wells. Additional survivors include his wife, Nancy Vaughn Martin; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Martin of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Ned Bernard Martin Jr. and David Preston Martin, both of Richmond, Va.; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 13, at Carter Funeral Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Dr. Blake Burchett, Doug Adams II, “Little” Shag Branham, Bill Roberts, Frank A. Wells Jr., Rex Reynolds and Ronnie Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers were James D. Adams, Shag Branham, Clyde Burchett, Tom Ed Music, Ed Ousley, Mike Fannin, Ronnie Hager, Yancy Ferguson, C.J. McNally, Johnny Burke, Seldon Horne and Bill Harvey. Contributions suggested to Alzheimers Research or First Baptist Church, 157 S. Front St., Prestonsburg, Ky. 41653. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.14 2004

  
MCFARLAND, Junie (Honaker)
Died: Friday, April 30, 2004
Age: 88
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Junie Honaker McFarland, 88, of Salyersville, died Friday, April 30, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville, after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Riceville, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle Sue Ramey Honaker. She was a cook with the Magoffin County School System until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ashland “Goose Eye” McFarland. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ruth Conley, Deborah Lynn Howard, both of Salyersville, and Pamela Sue Blanton of Springfield, Ohio; three sons, Ernest Eugene Adams of Ashland, Paul T. Adams of Salyersville, and Robert Lee Adams of Cascade, Md.; a sister, Olga Lee McKenzie of Paintsville; 20 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, May 3, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Revs. Esknovah Jackson and Johnny Reed officiating. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 06 2004


MUSIC, Carol Lynn (Hamm)
1948-2004
Carol Lynn Music, age 55, of Route 5, Ashland, Ky., died peacefully at her home, on Saturday, April 17, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Music was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Russell, Ky., a daughter of the late Ernest and Emma Maynard Hamm. She was a long and faithful member of Cannonsburg Church of Christ, was a graduate of Morehead State University, and was a former elementary school teacher and employee of K-Mart in Ashland. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ronald Music; a son, Joseph W. Music of Flatwoods, Ky.; a daughter, Stephanie L. Music of Ashland; two brothers, Daniel M. Hamm Sr. of Flatwoods and Donald G. Hamm of Ashland; one sister, Patricia and her husband, John Ward of Lexington, Ky.; seven nephews; and four nieces. Services will be held Tuesday, April 20, at noon at Carman Funeral Home by J.W. Holcomb. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Burial Park in Staffordsville, Ky. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home in Flatwoods. Daily Independent Sunday Apr.18 2004

  
OLIVER, Earl L.
1924-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Earl L. Oliver, 80, who passed away Thursday, April 1 2004 at his residence in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Mr. Oliver was born February 1, 1924 in Breathitt, Ky., son of the late Arch and Sindy Manns Oliver. He was a carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Mary Maxine Picklesimer Oliver; two sons, Danny S. Oliver of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and William Darrell Oliver of Portsmouth, Ohio; one daughter, Lora E. Grayson of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; three half-brothers, Paul Coldiron of Laporte, Ind., Ollie Coldiron of Royalton, Ky., and Robert Coldiron of Lexington, Ky.; one half-sister, Kathryn Winer of Salyersville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders David Trimble, Charles Coldiron, Paul Coldiron and Ollie Coldiron, with burial in the Reed Family Cemetery at Oil Springs, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.07 2004

 
ONSTOTT, Ann (Bradley)
1914-2004
Ann Onstott, 89, of 400 W. Ninth Street, Rochester, passed away Wednesday, April 21 2004 at Life Care Center, Rochester. Mrs. Onstott was born in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Mancer and Amanda Sheppard Bradley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Onstott, and one son, Stephan D. Onstott; 10 brothers and sisters. She was a retired nurse’s aide with Woodlawn Hospital and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Surviving are daughters, Phyllis A. (Allan) Heminger, Florence L. Scott, Susan A. Onstott, and Helen I. Slisher, all of Rochester, Phoebe J. Lykowski of South Bend, and Amy L. Onstott of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, David B. (Nikki) Onstott of Athens, Ga., Paul A. (Beatrice) Onstott of Burkett, and James O. (Vicki) Onstott of Rochester; two sisters, Mary (William) Schell of Flint, Mich. and Numia Pickle of Paintsville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. A private memorial service was held Friday, April 23, 2 p.m. at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Jacob officiating. Burial followed at IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.28 2004

   
PATRICK, Kenneth Dewayne
Died: Friday, April 16, 2004
Age: 38
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kenneth Dewayne Patrick, 38, of Salyersville, died Friday, April 16, 2004 in Prestonsburg. Born April 9, 1966, in Paintsville, he was a son of Michael and Beneita Henry Patrick of Salyersville. He was employed as a pipefitter and was a member of Pipefitters Union #421, Charleston, S.C., and Salyersville First Baptist Church, Salyersville. Additional survivors include a brother, Charles Anthony “Tub” Patrick of Lexington; and a sister, Micca Risner of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, April 19, at Salyersville First Baptist Church with Rev. Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery, Rt. 30, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

 
PELPHREY, Bob
Died: Saturday, April 10, 2004
Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bob Pelphrey, 67, of Stambaugh, died Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 24, 1936, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Brooks and Swonnie Lemaster Pelphrey. He was a school bus driver with Johnson County Schools. He was preceded in death by a son, Joey; and a stepdaughter, Carrie. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Martin Pelphrey of Stambaugh; a stepson; two daughters; three brothers, Jack Pelphrey of Flat Gap, John G. Pelphrey of Stambaugh, and Kenny Pelphrey of Oil Springs; two sisters, June Stapleton of Oil Springs, and Edna Grace Caudill of Stambaugh; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 12, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Toby Wheeler and M. T. Womack Jr. officiating. Burial was in Martin Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.14 2004

 
RAMEY, Anna (Thomas)
Died: Monday, April 26, 2004
Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anna McKenzie Ramey, 86, of Flat Gap, died Monday, April 26, 2004 at Salyersville Health Care, Salyersville. Born July 24, 1917, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Edd and Lelia Williams Thomas. She was a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Ramey. Survivors include four sons, Marion McKenzie of Carey, Miss., Tom McKenzie of Flat Gap, Donald McKenzie of Marengo, Ohio, and Terry McKenzie of Paintsville; two step- sons, Harold McKenzie and Darrell McKenzie, both of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Marcella Van Sickle of Marengo, Peggy Fraim of Sparta, Ohio, and Joann Gordon of Flat Gap; a step-daughter, Janet Scarberry of Sunbury, Ohio; a sister, Faye Fyffe of Flat Gap; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 28, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Paul Dean Meade and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.28 2004

 
RATLIFF, Georgie
1922-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 21, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Georgie Ratliff, 81, of Leander, Ky., who passed away Sunday, April 18 2004 at his residence. Mr. Ratliff was born June 12, 1922 in Riceville, Ky., son of the late George and Rachel Arms Ratliff. He served with the Army in WW II, and he was a miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Ratliff. Surviving are five sons, Danny Ratliff of Leander, Ky., Charles and Roger Ratliff, both of South Charleston, Ohio, Rickey Ratliff of Hager Hill, Ky., and David Ratliff of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Alka Bayes of Perrysburg, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Roger Thornsbury and Joe Scott, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
REAVES, Nila Jean (Ward)
1937-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, May 3, 11 a.m. at the Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church for Nila Jean Reaves, 67, of Lexington, S.C., formerly of Dayton, Ohio, who passed away Friday, April 30, 2004. Mrs. Reaves was born in River, Ky., daughter of the late Roma G. and Gladys McFaddin Ward. She was a member of the Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Lexington, S.C., and was employed with Scott Law Firm of Columbia, S.C. Surviving are her husband, Gerald Reaves of Lexington, S.C.; two daughters, Linda K. (Charles) Stillinger of Lexington, S.C., and Lee (Randy) Dill of Greenville; two sons, Gerald D. Reaves Jr. and Robert G. Reaves, both of Lexington, S.C.; three sisters, Frances Sue Butcher, Karen (Gary) Trent, all of Franklin, S.C., and Roma Allen of Chillicothe, Ohio; six grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Eric Friedrichs, with burial in the Southland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Arrangements under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia, S.C. Paintsville Herald Friday May 7 2004

 
ROARK, Delphia (Stevens)
Died: Friday, April 09, 2004
Age: 80
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Delphia Stevens Roark, 80, of Cow Creek, Salyersville, died Friday, April 9, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Hospital, Paintsville. Born Nov. 17, 1923, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Troy and Roxie Holbrook Stevens. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haden Roark; two sons, Donald D. Roark and Billy L. Roark; a brother, Ellis Stephens; and three sisters, Zelphia Roark, Letha Cole, and Dice Ester Cliber. Survivors include two sons, Calvin C. Roark and Kernie B. Roark, both of Salyersville; four daughters, Helen Conley of Paintsville, Darlene Purvis of Fleming County, Nevada Frazier of North Carolina, and Nebraska Jackson of Salyersville; a brother, Arthur Stephens of Salyersville; two sisters, Kathryn Stephens and Maxine Stephens, both of Salyersville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 12, at Kernie Freewill Baptist Church, Salyersville. Burial was in Patrick and Lovely Cemetery, Johnson Fork, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News

  
ROWLAND, Margaret L.
Died: Friday, April 16, 2004
Age: 65
JOHNSON COUNTY — Margaret L. Rowland, 65, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 16, 2004 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born May 16, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Armstrong and Lula Curtis Rowland. She was a retired nurse’s aide with Paintsville Hospital and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Cantrell of Paintsville; two brothers, Creval Rowland of East Point, and William R. Rowland of Paintsville; and two sisters, Bertie Jane Melvin of Wabash, Ind., and Billie Jean Azelton of Clio, Mich. Funeral services were Monday, April 19, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Don Lemaster and Gail Music officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
SALYERS, Jerry Wallace
Died: Sunday, April 25, 2004
Age: 56
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jerry Wallace Salyers, 56, of Flat Gap died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Born June 18, 1947, in Johnson County, he was a son of Georgeann Slone Salyers and the late James Wallace Salyers. He was a retired truck driver and a U. S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Roxann Warren Salyers of Flat Gap; two step- sons, Larry Joe Sluss and Robert J. Sluss, both of Flat Gap; two daughters, Jerrie Lynn Salyers Daniels of Paintsville, and Nancy Ann Salyers Bailey of Richmond; two sisters, Wanda Sue Wright of River and Vicky Skaggs of Flat Gap; three grandchildren; and one step-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Steve Hazlette and Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Masonic services were held Thursday, April 29. Auxier Chapter 18 DAV will conduct graveside military rites. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.30 2004

 
STAPLETON, Hazel Christine (Williams)
Died: Monday, April 05, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hazel Christine Stapleton, 71, of Tutor Key, died Monday, April 5, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 21, 1933, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Lorena Howard Williams. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Stapleton Sr., of Tutor Key; four sons, Curtis Stapleton Jr., of Tutor Key, Frank Stapleton of Bokelia, Fla., Calvin Stapleton, of Beckley, W. Va., and Hansford Ray Stapleton of Paintsville; three daughters, Nina Hall of Paintsville, and Letha VanHoose and Amanda Reed, both of Tutor Key; four brothers, Hubert Williams of Columbus, Ohio, and Eugene Williams of Blackwood, N. J.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 9, at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Hollie Jay VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Curtis Stapleton Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.07 2004

  
TACKETT, Ethel (Frazier)
Died: Friday, April 16, 2004
Age: 88
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ethel Frazier Tackett, 88, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 16, 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 5, 1916, in Elliott County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Frazier. She was a cook with Highland House Restaurant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschell Tackett, in 1989. Survivors include two sons, William Reece Tackett of Paintsville, and Rema Tackett of Michigan; three daughters, Addie Marie Hensley, Garnett Lynn Lewis, and Darlene Dye, all of Paintsville; a sister, Virgie Coates of Blaine; 33 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Sammy Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2004

  
VANHOOSE, Richard Scott
Died: Friday, April 09, 2004
Age: 26
JOHNSON COUNTY — Richard Scott VanHoose, 26, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 9. Born Oct. 30, 1977, in Ashland, he was a son of Joe Howard and Nida Moore VanHoose. He was a salesman with FS VanHoose Lumber Company, Paintsville. Additional survivors include three brothers, twin, Harry Michael, and Joe Howard VanHoose Jr., both of Paintsville, and Thomas Carl VanHoose of Lexington; and grandmother, Joann Swisher of Huntington, W. Va. Funeral services were Sunday, April 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Paul Coleman officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.14 2004

  
WILLIAMS, Julia May (McKenzie)
Died: Saturday, April 10, 2004
Age: 92
JOHNSON COUNTY — Julia May Williams, 92, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 24, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Forest and Mary Lou Crace McKenzie. She was a clerical worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Williams. Graveside services were Monday, April 12, at McKenzie Family Cemetery, Volga, with Elders Sam Reed, Eual McKenzie, and Johnny Curtis officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer and Heart associations or to Bethel United Baptist Church. Big Sandy News
 



MAY - 2004

BLANTON, Billie J.
Died: Thursday, May 06, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY — Billie J. Blanton, 71, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, May 6, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 4, 1932, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Claudie and Flossie Reed Blanton. He was a retired laborer with the Kentucky State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Delphine Williams Blanton of Oil Springs; two sons, Danny Blanton and Billie Blanton, both of Oil Springs; three daughters, Sue Conley of Cynthiana, Brenda Stamper of Brislow, Okla., and Anita Owens of Oil Springs; two brothers, Bob Blanton and Bert Blanton, both of Paintsville; a sister, Neva L. Bayes of Flat Gap; 10 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Baldwin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 12 2004

 
BLEVINS, Elizabeth (Whitt)
Died: Monday, May 03, 2004
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elizabeth Blevins, 63, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 3, 2004 at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 19, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Gertrude Ramey Whitt. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Blevins of Paintsville; two sons, Herbert Blevins Jr. of Hager Hill, and Ernest Blevins of Offutt; two daughters, Teresa Daniel of Van Lear and Patricia Honeycutt of Meally; two sisters, Hattie Kestner of Thealka, and Attie Reed of Toledo, Ohio; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Dick Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday May 7 2004

 
BOGGS, Wilda
1944-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 13 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Wilda Boggs, 60, who passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004 at the Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mrs. Boggs was born March 30, 1944, in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Mitchell C. and Lillie Testerman Horn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Boggs. Surviving are three sons, James Michael (Diana) Boggs of Christenburg, Va., Thomas E. Boggs of Miami, Fla., and Steven H. Boggs of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Rhonda (Mike) Laney of Ulysses; four brothers, Mitchell (Patricia) Horn Jr., Keith Horn, Jack (Mary) Horn and James (Congetta) Horn, all of Tomahawk, Ky.; six sisters, Sharon (Garfield) Smith of Ulysses, Ky., Debra (Delbert) Dalton of Columbus, Linda Sue Fyffe of Piketon, Ohio, Lillian Rose Horn of Inez, Ky., Glenda (Jerry) Macblane of Belleview, Fla., and Dorothy (James) Crum of Inez, Ky.; eight grand children and nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James M. Boggs, with burial in the Smith Cemetery at Ulysses, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

 
BOND, Mae C. (Cantrell)
1910-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, 11 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., for Mae C. Bond, 93, who passed away Thursday, May 6 2004. Mrs. Bond was born May 10, 1910 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Coy and Amanda Estep Cantrell. She had worked at Dow Chemical in food services, and at the state home, giving patient care. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ogden Bond; three sisters and one brother. Surviving are her children, Venus Bellinger of Grand Blanc, Dreama (Elise “Dutch”) Wolker of Midland, Olga (Fred) Williamson, and Peggy (John) Banninger of West Bloomfield; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Gordon Rydman, with burial in the Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

  
BOWENS, Lloyd Herman
Died: Friday, May 21, 2004
Age: 72
JOHNSON COUNTY
Lloyd Herman Bowens, 72, of Paintsville, died Friday, May 21 2004 . Born May 18, 1932, he was a son of the late Augustine and Miza Borders Bowens. Funeral services were Sunday, May 23, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley and Donald Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 26 2004

 
BROWN, James Lee
Died: Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Lee Brown, 71, of River, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born Oct. 26, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Glen and Cindy Brown Brown. He was a retired coal miner and a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Edith Vanhoose Brown of River; a son, Roger Lee Brown of River; three daughters, Wanda Castle of Paintsville, Melody Wallen of Pikeville and Tressia Dutton of River; a sister, Marie Chandler of Ashland; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 7, at Meades Branch Free Will Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Eric Lauterwasser and Glen Vanhoose officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Wiley Branch, River, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday May 7 2004

  
BURCHETT, James Millard
1934-2004
James Millard Burchett, 70, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2004, in King's Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Burchett was born March 1, 1934, in Chandlerville, Ky., a son of the late Willie J. and America Castle Burchett. He was a retired machinist with National Moines Service Company, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the American Legion of Ashland and the Eagles of Ashland and attended the 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Glenn Burchett; and one brother, Ralph Burchett. Surviving are his wife of 51 1/2 years, Margaret Harrell Burchett; one son, Jimmie Burchett and his wife, Patrice, of Boyd County; one daughter, Betty Marie Burchett and her husband, Jim Thissen, of New Albany, Ohio; one brother, Lonzo Burchett of Ashland; one sister, Sarah Ellen Jones and her husband, Donald, of Hamilton, Ohio; five grandchildren; Jennifer McMahan, Christa Burchett, Amiee Burchett, Stephanie Burchett and Dustin Burchett; and three great-grandchildren, Jaylan Baggett, Jordyn Burchett and Nathan McMahan. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Jack Skeens and the Rev. Steve Williams. Burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Kenova American Legion Post 93. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the services on Monday at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials take the form of donations to the 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church, 3430 13th Street, Ashland, KY 41101. Daily Independent Saturday May 15 2004

 
BUTCHER, Jack Herman
Died: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Age: 70
JOHNSON COUNTY
Jack Herman Butcher, 70, of Whitehouse, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 16, 1933, he was a son of Son and Marcella Deboard Butcher. He was retired from the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Velma Davidson Butcher of Whitehouse; two sons, Randy Butcher of Pickerington, Ohio, and John Butcher of Branchland, W. Va.; two daughters, Sandra Kay McNeedy of Whitehill, and Penny Lombardy of Sandusky; a sister, Alice Jean Wiley of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, May 22, in Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
COLE, Henry H. “Hank”
1938-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 12, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for retired Master Sergeant Henry H. “Hank” Cole, 65, who passed away Thursday, May 6 2004 at his residence in Thealka, Ky. Mr. Cole was born August 15, 1938 in Buchanan County, Va., son of the late Leonard and Thelma Vance Cole. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps.  Surviving are his wife, Debbie Daniel Cole; one daughter, Jodie Danielle Cole of Thealka, Ky.; one brother, Carter Cole of Freemont, Calif.; one sister, Lena McDonald of Roaring Gap, N.C. The service will be officiated by Isaac Rowland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington by contacting the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

 
COLEMAN, Mabel Lorraine (Webb)
1937-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 12, 3 p.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Mabel Lorraine Webb Coleman, 66, who passed away Sunday, May 9 2004 at her residence in Hager Hill, Ky.. Mrs. Coleman was born December 26, 1937 in Logan County, W.Va., daughter of the late Elmer and Era Ward Webb. She was a cashier. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Coleman, and one brother, Fred Webb. Surviving are two step-sons, Billy Coleman of Xenia, Ohio, and Randall Coleman of Fairborn, Ohio; one step-daughter, Pam Coleman of Florida; one brother, Randall Webb of Longview, Texas; three sisters, Mary Louise Williams of Jackson, Ohio, Lois Butcher of Williamsport, Ky., and Helen Williams of Hager Hill, Ky.; two grand-children. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Joe Scott, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

 
CRISLIP, Casside Johnathan "Jack"
Died: Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Age: 84
JOHNSON COUNTY
Casside Johnathan "Jack" Crislip, 84, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late George and Belvie Murray Crislip. He was a retired coal miner and a WW II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Lucille Lemaster Crislip. Survivors include a son, Russell Lemaster of Paintsville; two daughters, Marleen Salyer of Flat Gap, and Nellie Grimm of South Charleston, Ohio; two sisters, Lilly Belle Hamilton of Belleville, Mich., and Lola Faye Adkins of Bainbridge, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
CRUM, Ollie
Died: Saturday, May 29, 2004
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY
Ollie Crum, 89, of Boons Camp, died Friday, May 29 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 22, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Ike and Clara Ward Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Crum, in 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Deloris Jean Woody of Boons Camp; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 31, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Crum Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.02 2004

  
DANIEL, Bennie McKinley
1936-2004
Bennie McKinley Daniel, 67, of 436 E 500 N Urbana, Indiana, died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 5:10pm at his residence. He was born on October 13, 1936 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Lafe Daniel and Mary Sue (Dutton) Daniel. He married Mary Lucille Hill on July 8, 1955 in Paintsville KY. He attended Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church, and came to Wabash County in 1959 from Paintsville. He retired from Wabash Alloys in February 2001 after 42 years, and also owned a small engine repair shop for 30 years. He loved to listen to blue grass music. He is survived by his his wife, Mary Lucille Daniel of Urbana; his son, Michael Ray (Rhonda) Daniel of Wabash; his daughter, Deborah Lee (Ron) Lane of Lagro; his four sisters, Virginia Slone of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Matilda Hughes of Bever Creek, Ohio, Callie Johnson of Hager Hill, Kentucky, and Katie Allen of Lexington, Kentucky; his six brothers, Eugene Daniel of Louisa, Kentucky, Clifford Daniel, Joshua Daniel, and John Daniel, all of Hager Hill, Kentucky, Charles Daniel of Wabash, and Paul Daniel of Servia; his three half- brothers, Paris Reed of Cordington, Ohio, Bobby Daniel, and Wayne Daniel, both of Lucasville, Ohio; his four half- sisters, Charlotte Daniel of San Antonio, Florida, Mary Daniel, Irene Roberts, and Lisa Daniel, all of Lucasville, Ohio; his two granddaughters, Angel Lane of Wabash and Michelle Dederick of Nashville, Tennessee; his three grandsons, Benj Daniel of Wabash, Daniel Lane of Andrews, and Josh Lane of Lagro; his four great- granddaughters, Emily Daniel, Ellie Daniel, Shellby Finch, all of Wabash, and Renee' Lane of Lagro, Indiana. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, 1 sister, and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church, 2pm Wednesday, May 5, 2004. Pastor Doug Phillips will officiate. Entombment will be at the Chapel of Remembrance at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-8pm Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana. Preferred memorials are to the Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund.

 
DAVIS, Annabelle
1932-2004
Annabelle Newsome Davis, 71, of Winchester, died Monday, May 17, 2004  at her home. She was born June 17, 1932, in Floyd County.  Her husband, Chadwick Davis, survives.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. Friends may call until time of the service at the funeral home.  Daily Independent Thursday May 20 2004

 
EHRGOTT, Mary Irene (Frazier)
Died: Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Irene Frazier Ehrgott, 77, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at her residence. Born June 1, 1926, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Claude Jr. and Josephine Hunt Frazier. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Josephine Music and Betty Spears. Survivors include her husband, Theodore “Ted” Ehrgott of Hager Hill; three sons, William Blankenship of Salyersville, Billy Dean Brown of Ohio and Charles Perry of Indiana; three daughters, Virgie Blankenship of Jacksonville, Fla., Estie Prater of Ashland, and Barbara Sue Link of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Charlie Banks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday May 7 2004

 
FAIRCHILD, Sophia (Centers)
Died: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sophia Fairchild, 77, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 30, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Jane Collins Centers. She was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Prater Fairchild. Survivors include a daughter, Janie Cantrell of Oil Springs; a son Keith Fairchild of Hager Hill; a brother, Don Centers of Hager Hill; a sister, Neva Ratliff of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 16, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2004

 
FIELDS, Ronald D.
Died: Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Age: 50
JOHNSON COUNTY
Ronald D. Fields, 50, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 27, 1953, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Eugene and Opal Collins Fields. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Gwinn Fields of Van Lear; two sons, Ronald D. Fields Jr. and Shawn Fields, both of Van Lear; a daughter, Brenda Burke of Sitka; two sisters, Lois Chain and Emma Lou Daniels, both of Walbash, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 28, at Van Lear Enterprize Baptist Church with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Friday May 28 2004

 
GIPSON, James
Died: Thursday, May 13, 2004
Age: 72
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — James Gipson, 72, of Salyersville, died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 14, 1931, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Dwey and Viola Joseph Gipson. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy Gipson, Forest Green Adams, and Lawrance Jr. Gipson; and four sisters, Eva Gay Gipson, Thelma Emmons, Anna Marie Webb, and Aline Gipson. Survivors include his wife, Annie Gipson of Salyersville; two brothers, Charles D. Gipson of Michigan, and Ronnie Gipson of Ohio; and five sisters, Virginia Perkins, Mary Sue Fletcher and Kattie Gipson, all of Salyersville, and Carol Gene Bailey and Ruby Lee Bailey of Michigan. Funeral services were Sunday, May 16, at Royalton United Baptist Church with Herman Roberts officiating. Burial was in Gipson Family Cemetery, Guncreek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2004

 
GUESS, Billy Edward
1992-2004
David Lee, Billy Edward & Jimmy Alan Guess Died: Monday, May 10, 2004 FLOYD COUNTY — David Lee Guess, 13, Billy Edward Guess, 11, and Jimmy Alan Guess, 9, all of Langley, died Monday, May 10, in an automobile accident on U.S. 23, Prestonsburg. David was born Feb. 3, 1991, at Martin, and was a 7th grade student at Allen Central Middle School. Billy was born June 24, 1992, at Martin, and was a 6th grade student at Allen Central Middle School. Jimmy was born Oct. 13, 1994, at Maysville, and was a 4th grade student at May Valley Elementary School. Their mother, Thelma Leigh Frasure Guess was also killed in the accident. Survivors include their father, William David Guess; paternal grandparents, John and Charlotte George Guess of Fleming County; maternal grandparents, Billy Ross and Twila Cole Frasure of Menifee County; and great-grandmother, Dixie Cole of Martin. Funeral services were Thursday, May 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Guess Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, Johnson County, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1609, Martin, Ky. 41649 for the Guess family funeral expenses. Big Sandy News Friday May 14 2004

 
GUESS, David Lee
1991-2004
David Lee, Billy Edward & Jimmy Alan Guess Died: Monday, May 10, 2004 FLOYD COUNTY — David Lee Guess, 13, Billy Edward Guess, 11, and Jimmy Alan Guess, 9, all of Langley, died Monday, May 10, in an automobile accident on U.S. 23, Prestonsburg. David was born Feb. 3, 1991, at Martin, and was a 7th grade student at Allen Central Middle School. Billy was born June 24, 1992, at Martin, and was a 6th grade student at Allen Central Middle School. Jimmy was born Oct. 13, 1994, at Maysville, and was a 4th grade student at May Valley Elementary School. Their mother, Thelma Leigh Frasure Guess was also killed in the accident. Survivors include their father, William David Guess; paternal grandparents, John and Charlotte George Guess of Fleming County; maternal grandparents, Billy Ross and Twila Cole Frasure of Menifee County; and great-grandmother, Dixie Cole of Martin. Funeral services were Thursday, May 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Guess Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, Johnson County, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1609, Martin, Ky. 41649 for the Guess family funeral expenses. Big Sandy News Friday May 14 2004

 
GUESS, Jimmy Alan
1994-2004
David Lee, Billy Edward & Jimmy Alan Guess Died: Monday, May 10, 2004 FLOYD COUNTY — David Lee Guess, 13, Billy Edward Guess, 11, and Jimmy Alan Guess, 9, all of Langley, died Monday, May 10, in an automobile accident on U.S. 23, Prestonsburg. David was born Feb. 3, 1991, at Martin, and was a 7th grade student at Allen Central Middle School. Billy was born June 24, 1992, at Martin, and was a 6th grade student at Allen Central Middle School. Jimmy was born Oct. 13, 1994, at Maysville, and was a 4th grade student at May Valley Elementary School. Their mother, Thelma Leigh Frasure Guess was also killed in the accident. Survivors include their father, William David Guess; paternal grandparents, John and Charlotte George Guess of Fleming County; maternal grandparents, Billy Ross and Twila Cole Frasure of Menifee County; and great-grandmother, Dixie Cole of Martin. Funeral services were Thursday, May 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Guess Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, Johnson County, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1609, Martin, Ky. 41649 for the Guess family funeral expenses. Big Sandy News Friday May 14 2004

 
GUESS, Thelma Leigh (Frasure)
1971-2004
Thelma Leigh Frasure Guess
Died: Monday, May 10, 2004
Age: 32
Thelma Leigh Frasure Guess, 32, of Langley, died Monday, May 10, in an automobile accident on U.S. 23, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 23, 1971, at Martin, she was a daughter of Billy Ross and Twila Cole Frasure of Menifee County. She was a homemaker. Her three sons, David Lee Guess, Billy Edward Guess and Jimmy Alan Guess, were also killed in the accident. Additional survivors include her husband, William David Guess; two brothers, James Frasure of Knott County and Mike Frasure of Fleming County; and a sister, Lisa Plank of Georgia. Funeral services were Thursday, May 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Guess Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, Johnson County, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Donations may be sent to Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1609, Martin, Ky. 41649 for the Guess family funeral expenses. Big Sandy News Friday May 14 2004

 
HARMON, Will Green Jr.
1938-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 13, 11 a.m. at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel for Will Green Harmon Jr., 65, who passed away May 10 2004 at his residence in Salyersville, Ky. Mr. Harmon was born July 9, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Will Green Sr. and Delphia Blair Harmon. He was self-employed. He was also preceded in death by one son, Brian Gatewood; five brothers, Daniel, Arnel, Charley, Sammy and Paul Harmon; two sisters, Delphia Jane Jackson and Leatha Blair. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ann Linebaugh Harmon; one son, Stoney Harmon of Salyersville, Ky.; one brother, Arthur Harmon of Johnson County, Ky.; one sister, Edith Ward of Salyersville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Donald Caudill, with burial following in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home of Salyersville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

 
HITCHCOCK, Ruby "Little Ruby"
Died: Monday, May 24, 2004
Age: 67
FLOYD COUNTY
Ruby "Little Ruby" Hitchcock, 67, of Salyersville, formerly of Floyd County, died Monday, May 24, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 4, 1936, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Sadie Moore Hitchcock Jackson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Ronnie Hitchcock of Wheelwright; four nieces; and two nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, May 27, at Pilgrim's Rest Old Regular Baptist Church, Price, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Friday May 28 2004

 
JOHNSON, Irlene Faye (Spears)
Died: Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Age: 79
JOHNSON COUNTY — Irlene Faye Spears Johnson, 79, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, May 5, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 28, 1924, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William Edgar and Victoria McFaddin Spears. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Y. Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Virgie Faye Ray of Hager Hill and Lana Hughes of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Virginia Ball of Martin; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Toby Johnson officiating. Burial was in Johnson-Music Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
KESTNER, Ruie (Blair)
1916-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ruie Blair Kestner, 88, who passed away Saturday, May 8 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Kestner was born April 10, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Lydia Burke Blair. She had a domestic occupation. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Kestner, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Surviving are three sons, Joe Dean Kestner of Hager Hill, Ky., James Richard Kestner of Staffordsville, Ky., and Carol Gene Kestner of Leander, Ky.; one daughter, Billie Kestner Caudill of Swamp Branch, Ky.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Herb Arms and Danny Ward, with burial following in the Kestner Family Cemetery at Hager Hill. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

 
KIRK, Peggy (Williams)
Died: Monday, May 24, 2004
Age: 104
JOHNSON COUNTY
Peggy Williams Kirk, 104, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 24, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 19, 1899, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Hayden and Stella Williams Williams. She was a clerk with Citizens National Bank and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson "Andy" Kirk; a brother; and five sisters. Survivors include three daughters, Garnet Louise Lipp and Jerry Ann Helton, both of Lexington, and Marda Joan Preston of Paintsville; five grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday May 28 2004

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Peggy Williams Kirk   
 
PAINTSVILLE - Peggy Williams Kirk, 104 passed away Mon., May 24, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. She was born Dec. 19, 1899 in Elna, KY. Peggy was the last remaining child of Hayden and Estella Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. (Andy) Kirk Jr. She is survived by three daughters, Garnet Lipp, Jerry Helton, and Marda Preston. Five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great great-grandchildren also survive. Peggy was a loyal and devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. She visited the nursing homes and helped teach Sunday School at the Old Log Cabin Church on Daniels Creek. Peggy loved her flowers and shared many beautiful iris' with family and friends. Many could be seen blooming this spring. She tended her garden until the age of 95. Her 150 year old ferns are proudly displayed on the porches of Marda and James Andrew Preston. Funeral services for Mrs. Kirk will be conducted 1 pm Wed., in Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KY. Friends may call after 9 am Wed., Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, KY, by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501.



MAY, William "Bill Head"
Died: Friday, May 07, 2004
Age: 54
JOHNSON COUNTY — William “Bill Head” May, 54, of Van Lear, died Friday, May 7, at his residence. Born April 16, 1950, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles Ray May and Marie Joseph DeRossett. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Gearldean Lafferty May of Van Lear; two sons, Billy May of Jennys Creek, and Bobby May of Van Lear; two daughters, Kathy Wetzel and Kelly Hicks, both of Van Lear; a brother, Charles Ray May Jr. of Paintsville; a sister, Madelyn Evans of Van Lear; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 10, at Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Roger Hill and Ivan Huff officiating. Burial was in Lafferty Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 12 2004

 
MCDANIEL, Victor "Sarge"
Died: Friday, May 21, 2004
Age: 81
JOHNSON COUNTY
Victor "Sarge" McDaniel, 81, of Thelma, died Friday, May 21, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Born April 8, 1923, he was a son of the late Harvey and Willie Ann Chidauat McDaniel. He was a retired Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jean Slone McDaniel of Thelma. Funeral services were Monday, May 24, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Donald Lemaster and Matthew Mooley officiating. Burial was in Price Family Cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 26 2004

 
MINIX. Edward
Died: Sunday, May 23, 2004
Age: 67
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Edward Minix, 67, of Salyersville, died Sunday, May 23, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 16, 1936, in Magoffin County, he was a son of Sam and Lillie Howard Minix. He was a carpenter. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Labe Minix, Wick Minix, and Lester Minix; and three sisters, Birdie Minix, Augalee Wallen and Merle Arnett. Survivors include his wife, Dora Smith Minix of Salyersville; eight sons, Randy Minix, Jr. Minix, Sam Minix, Matthew Minix, Greg Minix, Adam Minix, Jamie Minix, and Chad Minix, all of Salyersville; three daughters, Lydia Colvin, Rebecca Bowling and Tina Collins, all of Salyersville; a brother, John Minix of Salyersville; six sisters, Lizie Bailey, Gustava Jayne, Jewell Willis, Missouri Meade, Eva Mae Davis, and Anna Faye Minix, all of Salyersville; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial will be in Minix Family Cemetery, Route 7, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 26 2004

 
PERRY, Robert Mack "Bob"
1969-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, 11 a.m. at the Phillip Cove Free Will Baptist Church for Robert Mack “Bob” Perry, 34, of Lucasville, Ohio, formerly of Tomahawk, Ky., who passed away Thursday, May 6 2004 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Mr. Perry was born October 19, 1969 in Mullins, W.Va., son of Leroy Jr. and Linda Foley Perry. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Jimmy Perry of Franklin, W.Va., and Virgil Perry of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by Doc Sites and Alfred Sester, with burial in the Perry Cemetery at Tomahawk, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12 2004

 
RUSSELL, Jimmy
Died: Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Age: 50
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Jimmy Russell, 50, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 22, 1954, in Wheelersburg, Ohio, he was a son of Alex Russell and the late Alkie Phipps Russell. He was a construction worker and a member of the United Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Russell, and Stevin Russell. Additional survivors include his wife, Garnett Howard Russell of Salyersville; two sons, Darrell Russell and Jerry Russell, both of Salyersville; six brothers, Robert Russell, William Harold Russell, Larry Russell, Roger Russell, Stacey Russell, and Stanley Russell, all of Salyersville; four sisters, Shirley Jean Hall, Kathy Howard, Rita Dobbins, and Virley Francis, all of Salyersville; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Head of Coon United Baptist Church, Coon Creek, with Jackie Smith, Grant Hunley and Bennie Wright officiating. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery, Lacy Ridge, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday May 20 2004

 
SALYER, Harvey Jr.
 1943-2004
 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Harvey Salyer Jr., 61, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, formerly of Salyersville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, May 16 2004 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Salyer was born May 11, 1943 in Salyersville, Ky., son of the late Harvey Sr. and Virtrece Salyer. He was an Army veteran and had worked for Waste Management as a forklift operator. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Hershel, George, Berlin and Shafter; six sisters, Julia Ratliff, Allie Ward, Gladys Riggs, and three sisters in infancy. Surviving are his wife, Mae Spradlin Salyer of Bellefontaine, Ohio; one son, Paul Salyer of Urbana, Ohio; two daughters, Elizabeth Salyer and Delena (Michael) VanVoorhis, all of Bellefontaine, Ohio; one brother, Prentice (Polly) Salyer of Bellefontaine, Ohio; one sister, Loretta (Charles) Poe of Oil Springs, Ky.; one granddaughter, Josie Salyer and one step-grandson, Justin Stokes. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Rutherford Blair, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Eichholtz Funeral Home of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 19 2004

  
SCALF, Maskel (Crum)
1928-2004
 Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Maskel Scalf, 76, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of Inez, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, May 12 2004. Mrs. Scalf was born January 30, 1928 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Meridith and Nanny Elizabeth Mollette Crum. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Scalf; seven brothers, George, Joe, Jack, Dick, Earl, John, and Witzel Crum; two sisters, Rose Muncy and Marie Muncy.  Surviving are three daughters, Carol Sue (Denver) Dalton of Barberton, Ohio, Fran (Mark) Shuster of Columbus, Ohio, and Virginia (James) Cook of San Bernardino, Calif.; one sister, Louise (Ed) Moore of Debord, Ky.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Crum Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 14 2004

  
SLONE, Graden R.
Died: Thursday, May 06, 2004
Age: 64
JOHNSON COUNTY — Graden R. Slone, 64, of Sitka, died Thursday, May 6, 2004 at his residence. Born May 9, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late George and Silvia Slone Slone. He was a laborer and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Martha Meadows Slone of Sitka; a son, Dennis Slone of Sitka; a daughter, Denise Moses of Louisville; a sister, Pam Chapman of Sitka; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 9, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Lyons, Jim McKenzie, and Darrin Rice officiating. Burial was in Slone Family Cemetery under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 12 2004

 
SMITH, Glen Jr.
Died: Friday, May 21, 2004
Age: 38
JOHNSON COUNTY
Glen Smith Jr., 38, of Paintsville, died Friday, May 21, 2004 at his residence. Born Nov. 22, 1965, in Lawrence County, he was a son of Glen and Gennetta Mills Smith of Paintsville. Survivors include two sons, Glen Aaron Smith and Justin Terry Smith, both of Michigan; a daughter, Sarah Nicole Smith of Michigan; a brother, Roger Lee Smith of Paintsville; and four sisters, Connie Sue Mills of Warfield, Tammy Kay Jones of Pilgrim, Vicki Coleman of North Carolina and Bessie McCoy of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 25, at Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church with Milford Lowe, Gabe Lowe Jr., Lonnie Preece and Tim McCoy officiating. Burial was in Jude-Fletcher Cemetery, Pilgrim, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
SPRADLIN, James Paul
Died: Thursday, May 06, 2004
Age: 38
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Paul Spradlin, 38, of East Point, died Thursday, May 6. Born Feb. 28, 1966, in Johnson County, he was a son of Leroy Spradlin and Virginia Glidewell. He was self-employed. Additional survivors include a son, James Paul Spradlin Jr. of Shelan, Wash.; two brothers, Roy Lee Spradlin, and Lonnie Wayne Spradlin, both of Riceville; and eight sisters, Dodi Bialkaoski, Aberdeen, Wash., Mildred Davis of East Point, Tammie Blackburn of Mt. Sterling, Naomi Jorgenson of Glenoma, Wash., Sammie Perkins of Knoxville, Tenn., Julie Landman of Stockton, Calif., Della Spradlin of East Point, and Justine Spradlin of Wittensville. Funeral services were Sunday, May 9, at Childers Funeral Home, Meally, with Lee Music, Roger Williams, and Ted Dawson officiating. Burial was in Gullet-Davis Cemetery, Lick Fork, Jennys Creek, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 12 2004

 
STALKER, Quinnie Cool
Died: Saturday, May 01, 2004
Age: 89
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Quinnie Cool Stalker, 89, of Salyersville, died Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 11, 1914, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Melvina Cool. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Stalker; and a son, Billy Abshire. Survivors include two sons, Walter G. Stalker of Falcon, and Rodney Dean Stalker of Meally; five daughters, Fern Hopkins of Akron, Ohio, Geneva Stacy of New Boston, Ohio, Sharon Blanton of Sitka, and Wanda Minix and Mary Rodgers, both of Salyersville; a sister, Madaline Thompson of Morehead; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 3, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Carl Mullins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 06 2004

 
STAMBAUGH, Iretha (Ferguson)
Died: Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Age: 61
INDIANA — Iretha Stambaugh, 61, of Valparaiso, Ind., died Tuesday, May 11, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Crown Point, Ind. Born June 5, 1942, in Moon, she was a daughter of Anon Ferguson and the late Sophia Fyffe Ferguson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha Stambaugh. Additional survivors include her husband, William Roger Stambaugh of Valparaiso; stepmother, Mary Ferguson; a son, Jeffery Stambaugh; two daughters, Sissy Parks of Valparaiso, and Tammy Cnil of Goshen, Ind.; two sisters, Brenda Kay Dickerson and Caroleene Ferguson, both of West Liberty; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 15, at First Christian Church with Rev. Neil Norheim officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2004

 
TAYLOR, Marie (Fairchild)
1925-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 15 at the Maynard Family Cemetery for Marie Taylor, 79, of Fostoria, Ohio, who passed away Monday, May 10 2004 at St. Catherine’s Care Center in Fostoria, Ohio. Mrs. Taylor was born April 17, 1925, daughter of the late Ellis Stacey and Virginia Hensley Fairchild. She was a restaurant owner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Taylor. The service was officiated by Roger VanHoose, with burial in the Maynard Family Cemetery at Hager Hill, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 19 2004

 
WARD, James
1921-2004
James Ward, 82, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Ward was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Paintsville.  His wife, Betty Jean Ward, preceded him in death.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Ward Family Cemetery in Van Lear. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Daily Independent Thursday  May 6 2005

 
WARD, Myrtle (Vance)
1930-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 13 at Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church for Myrtle Ward, 74, of River, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, May 11 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born May 1, 1930 in Lincoln County, W.Va., daughter of the late Mose and Ruth Ann Moore Vance. Surviving are her husband, Roy Ward of River, Ky.; two sons, Don Ward of Staffordsville, Ky., and Jerry Ward of Thelma, Ky.; one daughter, Ruth Ann Miles of River, Ky.; four brothers, Otto Vance of Barboursville, W.Va., Carmie and Odell Vance, both of Burdenville, W.Va., and Clinton Vance of Oakwood, Ohio; one sister, Minnie Rice of Burdenville, W.Va. The service was officiated by Harold Conley, with burial in the family cemetery at River, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 19 2004

 
WILLIAMS, Roger
1917-2004
 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 19, 11 a.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Mount Sterling, Ohio, for Roger Williams, 87, of Williamsport, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 15 2004 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born January 19, 1917 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Dord and Phoebe Lemaster Williams. He was an Army/Air Force veteran of WWII and he also had worked for the carpenter’s union. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine Ater-Large Williams; three sons, James, Roger, and David; one daughter, Eleanor. Surviving are three sons, Larry (Virginia) Williams, and Jeff Williams, all of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Phillip (Rhonda) Williams of Newark, Ohio; three daughters, Sue (Steve) Wilson of Fairborn, Ohio, Ruth (Greg) Creamer of Stoutsville, Ohio, and Mary Weaver of Williamsport, Ohio; three brothers and three sisters; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Porter Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, will be in charge of arrangements.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 19 2004



  
JUNE - 2004

   
  
  
BILLUPS, Allen
1951-2004
Graveside services were held June 19, 2 p.m. at Congress Cemetery at West Salem, Ohio, for Allen Billups, 53, of Baker Branch Road, Tutor Key, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 15 2004 at his residence. Mr. Billups was born March 26, 1951 in Wayne County, W.Va., son of Albert Billups and Zella McKinney Sumpter. Surviving in addition to his parents is one sister, Goldie Bakston of Wellington, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.23 2004

 
BLEVINS, Barbara Ann (Salyer)
1948-2004
 Funeral services will be held Friday, June 25, 3 p.m. at Preston Funeral Chapel for Barbara Ann Blevins, 57, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 23 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Blevins was born February 20, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Shafter and Leona Pace Salyer. Surviving are her husband, Arville Blevins of Wittensville, Ky.; one daughter, Pamela Kay Blevins of Wittensville, Ky.; three brothers, Randy Salyer of Staffordsville, Ky., Danny Ray Salyer of Ohio, and David Salyer of Wittensville, Ky.; four daughters, Sherry Kay Salyer of Kentucky, Betty Cantrell of Flat Gap, Ky., Sandra Hampton and Vertrice Butcher, both of Wittensville, Ky. The service will be officiated by Donnie Patrick, with burial following in the family cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.23 2004

 
BLEVINS, Ottie F.
Died: Sunday, June 13, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY
Ottie F. Blevins, 71, of Wittensville, died Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 14, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Worthy and Lennia Mae Stamper Blevins. He was a self-employed businessman, retired owner of a trucking business, and a U. S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Rosa May Blevins of Wittensville; three sons, William Stanley Blevins of Sitka, Ottie Randall Blevins of Staffordsville, and Rodney Steven Blevins of Hager Hill; three brothers, George Blevins of Westwood, Harry Blevins of Lancing, Mich., and Jimmy Blevins of St. Mary's, Idaho; four sisters, Lula Adkins of Paintsville, Ella Gauze of Inez, Bonnie Webb of Cannonsburg, and Jerry Tackett of Staffordsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, June 17, at Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander, with Elders Don Neely, Larry Salyer, Rutherford Blair, Jerry Colvin, and Doug Ward officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2004

   
BOWENS, Kitty Ann
1942-2004
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8, at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church for Kitty Ann Bowans, 62, who passed away Saturday, June 5 2004 in Salyersville, Ky. Mrs. Bowans was born January 14, 1942, daughter of the late Nard and Beulah Castle. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Church. Surviving are two sons, Richard Church of Wittensville, Ky., and Willard Church Jr. of Ulysses, Ky.; two daughters, Barbara Sue Arms of Johnson County, Ky., and Sylvia Ann Church; two brothers, Okie and Joe Castle, both of Ulysses, Ky.; one sister, Marie Music of Ulysses, Ky.; one grandchild, George Junior Arms. The service was officiated by Richard Boyd and Jimmy Vanhoose, with burial in the Isaac Park Church Cemetery at Lawrence County, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.09 2004
 
   
BUTCHER, Hubert
Died: Monday, June 21, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY
Hubert Butcher, 78, of Wittensville, died Monday, June 21, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 22, 1925, he was a son of the late Melvin and Ida Bowling Butcher. He was a coal miner and a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Clarinda Hampton Butcher of Wittensville; six sons, Hubert Gary Butcher of of Sitka, Harry Butcher of Lebanon, Ohio, Thomas Gordon Butcher and Phillip Butcher, both of Wittensville, Virgil Martin Butcher of Paintsville, and Carl Butcher of Hager Hill; four daughters, Teresa Pauling Conley of River, Rita Collen Chumley of Winchester, and Ida Gerturde "Trudy" Blevins and Pamela Gail Ward, both of Van Lear; five brothers, Everett Butcher, Elmer Butcher, and Granville Butcher, all of Van Lear, Ira Butcher of Sitka, and Bernard Butcher of Wabash, Ind.; three sisters, Mamie Butcher of Paintsville, and Virginia Triplet and Maggie Moore, both of Wabash; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Hubert Gary Butcher and Terry Conley officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, June 23, at Preston Funeral Home until 9 p.m. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.23 2004

 
BROWN, Barbara Jean (Daniel)
Died: Sunday, June 27, 2004
Age: 72
JOHNSON COUNTY
Barbara Jean Brown, 72, of Paintsville, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Facility, Paintsville. Born Sept. 17, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Randall and Louise Davis Daniel. She was a switchboard operator with Carl D. Perkins Rehabilitation Center and a member of Whittaker Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Lynn Allen of Paintsville; a brother, Jerry Daniel of Tutor Key; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 30, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Harold Conley, Hubert Slone and Lonnie Salyer officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004

  
CASTLE, Everett “Buck”
1932-2004
 Funeral services were held Thursday, July 1, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Everett “Buck” Castle, 72, of Nippa Ky., who passed away Monday, June 28 2004 at his residence. Mr. Castle was born February 28, 1932 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Sterling and Fannie Daniels Castle. He was a masonary and served with the U.S. Marine Corps.. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Lee Sexton. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Elouise Meade Castle; four brothers, B.L. Castle of Orlando, Fla., Harrison Castle of Warsaw, Ind., Jimmy Castle, of Warsaw, Ind., and Quinton Castle of Delaware, Ohio; two sisters, Joyce Staniford of Wabash, Ind and Bonnie Stambaugh of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Clarke-Castle Cemetery at Nippa, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.   Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.01 2004

  
COLEMAN, Alan Burke
1951-2004
Alan Burke Coleman, age 53 of Dayton, went to Heaven on Monday, June 21 2004. Alan was the son of Bill and Mary Kay Coleman and was born in Paintsville, Ky., January 17 1951. He had resided in Dayton for 53 years and was a member of the Northridge Church of the Nazarene. Survived by his mother, Mary Kay Coleman; two sons and wives, Todd and Jessica Coleman, Burke and Shannon Coleman; 5 grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Weiss and Sherry Jones and many neices, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Northridge Church of the Nazarene, 2215 Maplegrove Ave., Dayton. Pastor Paul K. Watkins officiating.  Interment Surgar Grove Cemetery, West Alezandria, Ohio. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the "George C. Martin Funeral Home" Northridge Chanel 5040 Frederick Pk. at Needmore Rd.

   
CONLEY, Gus
Died: Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Age: 94
JOHNSON COUNTY
Gus Conley, 94, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at his residence. Born Aug. 20, 1909, in Oil Springs, he was a son of the late Darius and Anna Rylan Conley. He was a superintendent. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Reed Conley of Staffordsville; two daughters, Ida Ann Lemaster of Oil Springs, and Sue Dell Pelphrey of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, May Thornsbury of Greenup; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, at Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Elders Sammy Reed, Ray McCarty and Melvin Wright officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.09 2004

 
CONNELLEY, Sallie (Bailey)
Died: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Age: 89
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Sallie Bailey Connelley, 89, of Salyersville, died Thursday, June 3, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 21, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Shem and Nettie Bailey. She was a sales clerk, co-owner of Connelley Trailer Court, and a member of First Baptist Church, Salyersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pitt Witten Connelley. Survivors include a son, Robert Connelley of Salyersville; a daughter, Vera Connelley Stamper of Salyersville; several brothers; several sisters; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, June 7, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Connelley Cemetery, Connelley Farm, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Piano Fund. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.09 2004

 
COOK, Mary (Burke)
Died: Monday, June 28, 2004
Age: 72
JOHNSON COUNTY
Mary Burke Cook, 72, of Picayune, Miss., died Monday, June 28 2004. Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Con Roy and Nora Salyers Burke. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Cook. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Pearson of Picayune and Becky Jarrell of Carriere, Miss.; a brother, Samuel G. "Jake" Burke of Hager Hill; a sister Irene Hunt of Lexington; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Picayune at a later date. The family has requested no flowers due to the funeral being in Picayune. Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004


CURNUTTE, Bobby
1931-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 1, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Bobby Curnutte, 72, of Auxier, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 28 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Curnutte was born October 3, 1931, in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Ora and Maude Watson Curnutte. He was a retired coal miner and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ora Curnutte Jr. and Billy Gene Curnutte. Surviving are his wife, Alice Wireman Curnutte of Auxier, Ky.; one son, Bobby Curnutte Jr. of Morehead, Ky.; two daughters, Amy (Walter) Odenwald of Lexington, Ky., and Cathy Curnutte of Martin, Ky.; one brother, Jim Curnutte of Cow Creek, Ky.; two sisters, Helen Music and Bobbie Wells, both of Auxier, Ky.; one granddaughter, Amelia Odenwald of Lexington, Ky. The service was officiated by the Revs. Garfield Potter and Robert Wireman, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.01 2004


DANIELS, Opal (Perky)
1923-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 3, 9 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Opal Daniels, 81, who passed away at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Daniels was born June 19, 1923 in Van Lear, Ky., daughter of the late W.H. and Lutisha Duty Perky.  Surviving are one son, Gary (Pam) Ward of Meally, Ky.; two daughters, Phyllius Joy (Jim) Fannin of Staffordsville, Ky., and Jewel (Forest) Casebolt of Williamsport, Ky.; one daughter-in-law, Veneda Daniels; one sister, Edna Ward of Pigeon Roost, Ky.; nine grandchildren and one step-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Harold Conley and Joe Scott, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Hager Hill, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.01 2004

 
DAWSON, Audrey (McKenzie)
1922-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 2, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Audrey McKenzie Dawson, 82, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 28 2004 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Dawson was born March 13, 1922, in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Julies and Josie Middaugh Burchett. She was an upholsterer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde McKenzie. Surviving are two sons, Michael McKenzie of Wilmore, Ky., and Phillip McKenzie of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Melinda Chandler of Van Lear, Ky., and Karen Blair of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, Jesse Burchett of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Dean Burchett of Lowmansville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Gary Mitchell and Larry Blair, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.01 2004

 
DONLEY, Roger Donald
Died: Thursday, June 10, 2004
Age: 65
JOHNSON COUNTY
Roger Donald Donley, 65, of Paintsville, died Thursday, June 10, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 18, 1938, in Pike County, he was a son of the late John and Iva Mae Sherman Donley. Survivors include two sons, Greg Donley of Paintsville, and Mike Donley of Peoria, Ill.; a brother, George Donley of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Virgie Castle and Doris Davis, both of Paintsville; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, June 13, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
DURHAM, Freda Mae (Arms)
Died: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Age: 56
JOHNSON COUNTY
Freda Mae Durham, 56, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at her residence. Born July 24, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Woodford C. and Alice Lorraine Caudill Arms. She was a LPN with Perkins Rehab Center. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Durham of Hager Hill; and a sister, Sue Prater of West Van Lear. Funeral services were Thursday, June 10, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Thornsbury and Joe Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.11 2004

 
ELKINS, Gertrude (Meade)
Died: Friday, June 11, 2004
Age: 103
JOHNSON COUNTY
Gertrude Elkins, 103, of Johnson County, died Friday, June 11, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 24, 1900, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Hager Meade. She was a Sunday school teacher at Spring Valley Mission Baptist Church in Huntington, W.Va. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Lee Eden. Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Lykins of Huntington, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 13, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Dock Creek Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va., under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2004

 
HALL, Keith Dewayne
Died: Friday, June 25, 2004
Age: 40
JOHNSON COUNTY
Keith Dewayne Hall, 40, of Meally, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at his residence. Born Aug. 7, 1963, he was a son of the late Eugene and Esther Elkins Hall. He was a contractor with Colony Cable. Survivors include a son, Joshua Hall of Wittensville; three daughters, Summer Bowens, Krisha Hall, and Lakin Hall, all of Wittensville; a brother, Billy Hall of Paintsville; and a sister, Kathy Craft of Campbellsville. Funeral services were Monday, June 28, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Wendell Ison and Todd Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Elkins Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004


HAMMOND, Loretta Lee
1937-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 2, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Loretta Lee Hammond, 67, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 28 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Hammond was born March 18, 1937 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of Rebecca Jo Vaughn and the late Foster Anderson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willis C. Hammond.  Surviving are one son, Chuck Hammond of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Jayne Ann Jarrell of Paintsville, Ky.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Richard Williams and Buddy McKenzie, with burial following in the Mayo Cemetery at Lancer, Ky., in Floyd County. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.   Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.01 2004

 
HAPPENNY, Elva (Moore) 2004
1910-2003
Mrs. Elva Happenny, age 94, of the McCreary County Health Care Facility in Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2004. Graveside funeral services 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Good Hope Cemetery in Good Hope, Ohio. Born June 20, 1910, in Handshoe, Knott County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Newton and Sarah Creger Moore. Besides her parents, her husband John “Jack” Happenny preceded her in death in 1953. The Happennys made their home in Paintsville, Kentucky, and had three children: Georgene Fraley who resides in Pine Knot, Kentucky, Paul Bryan Happenny and his wife Renetta of Henderson, Kentucky, and Jackalene Happenny of Kingsport, Tennessee  . Her grandchildren are Donna Newman of Pine Knot, Kentucky, Giselle Meyer of Evansville, Indiana, Christy Fleming, of Naperville, Illinois, and Michael Bryan Happenny of Kingsport, Tennessee Mrs. Happenny was a retired owner-operator of a children’s day care center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Memorials suggested to the Activities Fund at the McCreary Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pine Knot, KY or the Activities Fund at Redbanks Towers in Henderson, KY.  
Submitted By: Paul Bryan Happenny - 2009
    
HARLESS, Belle (Endicott)
1917-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 6, 1 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Belle Endicott Harless, 86, who passed away Friday, June 4 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Harless was born June 20, 1917 at Endicott, Ky., daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Sammons Endicott. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lloyd Harless. She was a presser at the Floyd Cleaners. Surviving are one son, Henry Lewis of Banner, Ky.; three daughters, Jo Ann McDaniel of Spencer, Tenn., Sue Compton and Minnie Walker, both of Prestonsburg, Ky; one step-son, Robert Harless of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one step- daughter, Mrs. Verlin Gribble of Murphy, N.C.; three sisters, Fannie Garrett of Banner, Ky., Minnie James and Lou Brookover, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Revs. Bobby Joe Spencer, Roger Music, Tom Blackburn and David Powers, with burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.09 2004

 
HILL, Edra (Hamilton)
Died: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY
Edra Hill, 78, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at her residence. Born May 9, 1926, at Flat Gap, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Pete and Macy Jewell Bond Hamilton. She was a homemaker and a member of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church, Elkfork Chapter Eastern Star #561 and DAR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hill; and a son, Jackie Hill. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Blair of Staffordsville; two brothers, Rev. Ellis Hamilton of Paintsville, and Ford Hamilton of Redbush; a sister, Finetta Mullins of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Preston, Jim Blair and Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 

HITCHCOCK, Susie B. (Brown)
Died: Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Age: 98
JOHNSON COUNTY
Susie B. Hitchcock, 98, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 25, 1905, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late George and Minnie Daniels Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Cannon Chapel Church, Volga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Hitchcock. Survivors include two sons, Hardis Joel Hitchcock of Port Clinton, Ohio, and Sardis Noel Hitchcock of Volga; a daughter, Esther Gail Brown of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Casey Jones, Jerry Ross and Paul Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Brown Family Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
JONES, Charles “Charlie” D.
1934-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Charles “Charlie” D. Jones, 69, of Camp Springs, Md., who passed away Friday, June 11 2004 at Doctors Hospital in Lanham, Md. Mr. Jones was born June 27, 1934 in West Virginia, son of the late William Hayden and Hattie Copley Jones. He was a director with the U.S. Census Bureau and served with the U.S. Army. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Mayhew. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth (Julie Ann) Jones of Greensboro, N.C., and Richard Todd (Denise) Jones of Hamden, Conn.; one brother, Robert Jones of Lewis Center, Ohio; three sisters, Emma Withrow of Powell, Ohio, Aretta Monaco of Columbus, Ohio, and Barbara Williamson of Delaware, Ohio; five grandchildren; nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. The service was officiated by the Rev. Mark Weiz, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.16 2004

 
JUDE, Doris Ann
Died: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Age: 50
MARTIN COUNTY
Doris Ann Jude, 50, of Sitka, formerly of Martin County, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at her residence. Born April 17, 1954, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Johnny and America Maynard Jude. Survivors include her husband, Henry Lee Jude of Sitka; two daughters, Lora Hale of Pilgrim and Michelle Jude of Boons Camp; three brothers, Elijah Jude of Inez, Walker Jude of Pilgrim and James T. Jude of Warfield; five sisters, Edna Stacy of Inez, Pauline Stacy and Dolly Jude, both of Pilgrim, Mary Lou Stacy of Kermit, W.Va., and Bonnie Howell of Warfield; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church with Kenneth B. Jude, Wallace Sartin and Sabert Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Jude Family Cemetery, Pilgrim, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004

  
KESTNER, Darrell Thomas
Died: Sunday, June 13, 2004
Age: 37
JOHNSON COUNTY
Darrell Thomas Kestner, 37, of Thealka, died Sunday, June 13, 2004 at his residence. Born Nov. 9, 1966, in Johnson County, he was a son of Hattie Whitt Kestner and the late Thomas Lee Kestner. Additional survivors include four brothers, Carlie Kestner, Charlie Kestner and Bruce Kestner, all of Thealka, and Kenny Kestner of Hager Hill; and four sisters, Bonnie Jaynes of River, and Glenda Golden, Kim Tackett, and Jennifer Lemaster, all of Thealka. Funeral services were Thursday, June 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Steve Rose, Hedgel Golden, and Wilbur Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Kestner Family Cemetery, Joe's Creek, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2004

 
LYONS, Howard Gene “Ping”
1938-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Howard Gene “Ping” Lyons, 66, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Friday, June 25 2004 at his residence. Mr. Lyons was born January 31, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Edgar and Alice Adams Lyons. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Neva Cantrell Lyons. Surviving are two daughters, Pamala Castle and Lisa Hamilton, both of Thealka, Ky.; one step-daughter, Edith Cunagin of Hager Hill, Ky.; one brother, James Lyons of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Faye Castle of Thealka, Ky.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Gary Blair, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.07 2004

 
MARTIN, Osa
Died: Thursday, June 17, 2004
Age: 97
JOHNSON COUNTY
Osa Martin, 97, of Paintsville, died Thursday, June 17, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 13, 1907, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Minerva Boyd Robinette. Survivors include four sons, Glenn Martin of Hager Hill, Herbert Martin of Columbus, Ohio, Zane Martin of Mansfield, Ohio, and Phillip Martin of California; a daughter, Mavis Wilson of Columbus; a brother, Rowe P. Robinette of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Ron Ward officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.23 2004

  
MCFADDIN, Lucille (Hayes)
Died: Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Age: 60
JOHNSON COUNTY
Lucille McFaddin, 60, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 1, 1944, in Green County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Jessie Daniels Hayes. Survivors include her husband, Gary McFaddin; two sons, Gary McFaddin II of Georgetown and Brian McFaddin of Nicholasville; two daughters, Gari Howard of Columbia, S.C., and Jessie Trimble of Staffords-ville; four brothers, Glen Hayes and Johnny Hayes, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Claude Hayes of Springfield, Ohio, and Gus Hayes of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; three sisters, Mable Young of Ashtabula, Ohio, Sally Castle of Mt. Gilead, and Margarette Cantrell of Staffordsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Larry Blair and Wayne Price officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004


MCQUIRE, Marsha Ann (Conley)
Died: Sunday, June 27, 2004
Age: 40
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Marsha Ann Conley McGuire, 40, of Columbia, Tenn., formerly of Magoffin County, died Sunday, June 27, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. Born March 18, 1964, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Chandos Conley and Diana Montgomery. She was a registered nurse. Additional survivors include her husband, Neil McGuire of Columbia; two sons, Andrew Tyler McGuire and Samuel Ryan McGuire, both of Columbia; a daughter, Bethany Ann McGuire of Columbia; two brothers, Thomas Conley of Winchester, and Rob Conley of Prestonsburg; and a sister, Monica Conley of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, July 2, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Wayne Meade Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery, Oakley, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004

 
MINIX, Julius
Died: Monday, June 14, 2004
Age: 80
MAGOFFIN COUNTY
Julius Minix, 80, of Salyersville, died Monday, June 14, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 16, 1923, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Jim and May Lovely Minix. He was a retired railroad and construction worker, a member of the United Baptist faith, and a WW II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Chris Minix; two brothers, Bryice Minix, and Austin Minix; and two sisters, Verie Handcock, and Marie Collins. Survivors include his wife, Martha Minix of Salyersville; two sons, Jamie Julius Minix of Salyersville, and Mark Manns of Indiana; two daughters, Nancy Risner and Susan Lenz, both of Salyersville; six brothers, Wardie Minix and Landin Minix, both of Indiana, Mitchel Minix and Billie Joe Minix, both of Tennessee, and AC Minix of Salyersville; three sisters, Julefine Manns, and Carlie Bradie, both of Indiana, and Merline Bowline of Salyersville; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, June 17, at Carver United Baptist Church with Manuel Minix and Greg Minix officiating. Military rites were conducted by Salyersville DAV Chapter 15. Burial was in Montgomery Minix Cemetery, Oakley, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2004

 
NEWSOME, Ruth Nell (Caudill)
Died: Thursday, June 17, 2004
Age: 82
WEST VIRGINIA
Ruth Nell Newsome, 82, of Fort Gay, W.Va., died Thursday, June 17, 2004 at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born Nov. 24, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter, of the late Frank P. and Elvie Pennington Caudill. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Parks, in 1985. Survivors include a son, John Newsome of Groveland, Fla.; four brothers, Verlie Caudill , Lacy Caudill, and Wilburn Caudill, all of Fort Gay, and Burlie Caudill of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 20, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Elder Billie Howard officiating. Burial was in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.23 2004

 
PARSONS, Irene (Preston)
Died: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Age: 85
LAWRENCE COUNTY
Irene Preston Parsons, 85, of Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Born Aug. 28, 1918, in River, she was a daughter of the late William James and Myrtle Spears Preston. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, River; Catlettsburg Homemakers; Gate City Garden Club; and the Order of the Eastern Star Hampton Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Corbett Parsons, in 1997; seven brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Gary Parsons of Ashland an Michael Parsons of Quincy, Fla.; a brother, William J. Preston of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Barbara Franklin of River; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 25, at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with John Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Catlettsburg Cemetery, under direction of Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News

  
PICKLESIMER, Leroy
Died: Sunday, June 06, 2004
Age: 83
JOHNSON COUNTY
Leroy Picklesimer, 83, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, June 6, 2004 at his residence. Born April 16, 1921, in Barnetts Creek, he was a son of the late Smith and Chloe Reed Picklesimer. He was a master plumber and electrician with Helton Maytag, Paintsville, and a member of Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Oney Picklesimer of Staffordsville; two sons, Roy Douglas Picklesimer of Staffordsville, and William Joseph Picklesimer of Wabash, Ind.; two daughters, Norma Lee Burchett and Linda Lue Collins, both of Staffordsville; three sisters, Emerald Salyer of Paintsville, Victoria Williams of Plymouth, Ind., and Mary Maxine Oliver of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; a brother, Martin Picklesimer of Thornsville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elder Kenny Pelphrey and Revs. J. R. Connelley and Robert Collins officiating. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.11 2004

 
PUCKETT, Shawn William
Died: Friday, June 25, 2004
Age: 19
FLOYD COUNTY
Shawn William Puckett, 19, of Salyersville, died Friday, June 25 2004. Born Oct. 12, 1984, in Paintsville, he was a son of John and Regina Pitts Puckett of Salyersville. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Jimmy and Maxi Puckett. Additional survivors include two sisters, Gina Sue Joseph and Pauletta Sue Puckett, both of Salyersville; and grandparents, Pauline Hensley, and Will and Dorothy Conley, all of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, June 30, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Jim Puckett, Ronald Puckett and Phillip Puckett officiating. Burial will be in Earl May Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.01 2004


RAMEY, Earl Douglas
Died: Sunday, June 06, 2004
Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY
Earl Douglas Ramey, 67, of Paintsville, died Sunday, June 6, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 9, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Rubin and Lexie Dale Ramey. He was a general laborer. Survivors include a son, Earl David Ramey of Van Lear; three sisters, Vera Taylor of Paintsville, and Betty Henderson and Connie Jude, both of Flat Gap; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Bob Steele officiating. Place of disposition was in Tri-State Crematory, Ashland, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
RICE, Robert M.  II
1951-2004
 Robert Morris “Bobby” Rice II, born December 28, 1951, died Thursday, June 10th, 2004, of a coal mining related accident at Marrowbone Development Company in West Virginia. Bobby was the son of the late Robert M. Rice Sr. and Betty Davis Rice of Paintsville, Kentucky. Bobby graduated Paintsville High School and attended the University of Kentucky, majoring in business. He obtained a drafting degree from Mayo State Vocational Technical School and later obtained a real estate license and engineering degree from Marshall University. Bobby used his art talent to create many company logos and as a licensed engineer. He was the sixth man hired at Marrowbone and worked there for 27 years, with less than a month to retire. Bobby was certified on underground and surface mining equipment as well as a mining reclamation and operations supervisor. Bobby was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed drawing, boating and fishing, playing music, and most of all restoring automobiles. The Bobby Rice Memorial Bent Wrench Award has been established in his honor, and will be presented each year at the Kentucky Apple Festival in Johnson County. Bobby is preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Rice Sr. of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Melanie Lynn Rice Welch of Paintsville, Ky.; one grandson, Jordan Allen Rice Welch of Paintsville, Ky. Bobby is survived by his mother, Betty Davis Rice of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Alysha Dawn Rice of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren, Robert Mica Rice and Baylor Lewis Rice of naples, Fla., and Joseph Aaron Rice Welch of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, George Keith Rice of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Bettina Rice of Plano, Texas; one nephew, Matthew Rice Ensor of Plano, Texas; two aunts, Beatrice Davis Borders and Christina Davis, both of paintsville, Ky.; two uncles, Harold L. Davis and George W. Davis II of Ashland, Ky., and a listing of cousins. Bobby leaves his dearest companion of 6-1/2 years, Charlotte Spence, and her two daughters, Megan Spence and Kandice Spence of Lovely, Ky. Pallbearers were dearest friends Roger Brown, David Blair, Buddy Sertin, Glen Brewer, and closest co-workers at the Marrowbone Development Company. Funeral services were delivered by the Rev. Donnie Patrick at the First Baptist Church of Paintsville, Ky., with eulogies delivered by Alyshia Rice, Roger Brown, and the Honorable Susie Mullins Johnson. Arrangements by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.23 2004

 
ROWLAND, Nannie Faye (Childers)
Died: Saturday, June 12, 2004
Age: 74
JOHNSON COUNTY
Nannie Faye Childers Rowland, 74, of Thelma, died Saturday, June 12, 2004 at her residence. Born Oct. 8, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Nannie Mollette Childers. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Elmer Rowland, in 1991; and a daughter, Connie Ratliff. Survivors include a son, Jack Rowland of Thelma; three daughters, Scarlet Murray of Thelma, Neva Rowland of Paintsville, and Laura Caudill of Kendalville, Ind.; a brother, Martin Childers of Thelma; two sisters, Angis Butcher and Pricie Baldwin, both of Thelma; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul E. Keaton and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2004

 
SALYER, Ellis Russell
Died: Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Age: 60
JOHNSON COUNTY
Ellis Russell Salyer, 60, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 18, 1943, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, he was a son of the late Clovis and Junnie Mae McCarty Salyer. Survivors include his wife, Alka E. May Salyer; two sons, Michael "Caveman" Salyer of Oil Springs, and Jonathan Salyer of Wittensville; two daughters, Robin Salyer of River, and Michelle Vanhoose of Winchester; a sister, Linda Webb of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry McKenzie and John May officiating. Burial was in McCarty Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
SMITH, Florence
Died: Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY
Florence Smith, 77, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 19, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Malcom and Mary Bartley Sexton. She was a housewife. Survivors include two sons, John Smith of Boons Camp, and Raleigh Smith of Thealka; four daughters, Brenda Fraley of West Van Lear, Margarett Decker of Thealka, Mary Yancy of Louisville, and Linda Hamilton of Tutor Key; three brothers, Ivan Sexton of Ranier, Ore., Verlin Sexton of Mansfield, Ohio, and Douglas Williams of Shelby, Ohio; four sisters, Opal Holbrook of Pikeville, Anna Lee Kreutzer of St. Helens, Ore., Margarett Porter of Shiloh, Ohio, and Betty Rupp, of Ranier; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 6, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News

 
STEPP, Nola Mae (Spears)
1918-2004
MARTIN COUNTY Nola Mae Stepp, 86, of Inez, died Friday, June 11, 2004 at Mt. Carmel East, Columbus, Ohio. Born Jan. 1, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Lucinda Spears. She was a retired Martin County school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Stepp; a daughter, Jayne Preece; three brothers; three sisters; and a grandchild. Survivors include two sons, John L. Stepp of Inez and James E. Stepp of Laurelville, Ohio; four daughters, Shirley J. Hussey and Doris D. Depriest, both of Columbus, Ohio; and Helen Dyer and Billie J. Fromm, both of Crystal River, Fla. Funeral services were Monday, June 14, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with Paul Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Stepp Family Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2004

  
STEWART, Donna Jean (Cure)
1967-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, 11 a.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Chapel for Donna Jean Cure Stewart, 37, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, June 24 at her residence. Mrs. Stewart was born February 26, 1967 in Pike County, Ky., daughter of Billy Cure and Phyllis Jean Justice. She was a C.N.A. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Don Stewart Jr.; two sons, Nathan Brent and Mathew Evans Stewart, both of Sitka, Ky.; one daughter, Trista Nicole Stewart of Sitka, Ky.; one brother, Billy Cure Jr. of Sitka, Ky. The service was officiated by Eddie Stepp, with burial in the Stewart Family Cemetery at Sitka, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.01 2004

   
SWISHER, Jo Anna (Conley)
Died: Sunday, June 20, 2004
JOHNSON COUNTY
Jo Anna C. Swisher, of Huntington, W. Va., died Sunday, June 20, 2004 in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Born in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Clara Mollett Conley. She was a retired realtor and a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Howard VanHoose and Carl S. Swisher; a grandson, Richard Scott VanHoose; and a sister, Alice Stewart. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John Carl and Bonnie Swisher of Mooresville, North Carolina and Joe Howard and Nida VanHoose of Paintsville; three grandsons, Joe VanHoose, Jr., Thomas Carl VanHoose and Harry Michael VanHoose; two sisters, Ruby Harris of Wheelwright, and Francis Ogden of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews; a very special friend, Ted Baker of Huntington; and a host of friends. Services will be at 11:30 today, Wednesday, June 23, at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by Dr. Joseph Shreve. Interment will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park under direction of Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.23 2004

 
VANHOOSE, Russell
1917-2004
 Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, 2 p.m. in the John Flynn Funeral Home Chapel for Russell VanHoose, 86, of Hermitage, Pa., formerly of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Friday, June 4 2004 at his residence. Mr. VanHoose was born June 9, 1917 in Sitka, Ky., son of the late Arlie and Emma Callwell VanHoose. He worked for Sawhill Tubular of Wheatland, Pa. He was also preceded in death by first wife, Lydia Esther Estep VanHoose; three daughters, Sarah Lavern Schwartz, Juanita Hudgle, infant daughter; one son, Dele VanHoose; one sister, Ereieme Fairchild; four brothers, Carmel, Ray, Hershell, and Earl VanHoose. Surviving are wife, Deborah Sanson VanHoose of Hermitage, Pa.; two sons, Ronnie (Karen) VanHoose and Rodger (Pam) VahHoose, all of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; two sisters, Minnie Burks and Rushie Stires, both of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Pastor Robert J. McFarland, with burial in the Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of the John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.09 2004

 
WARD, Arnold Bruce
2004
Arnold Bruce Ward, 87, of Lexington, husband of Mary McKenney Ward, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004. Born in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Julia Ann Walker Ward. He was a retired landscaper for Hillenmeyer Nurseries, a veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Southland Evangelical Methodist Church, Lexington. In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Joice Kelly, Charlotte, N.C., and Kay Pritchard and Cheryl Elliott, Lexington; two sons, Gary Robinson and Gerald Robinson, Lexington; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday, July 2, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Baldridge, Dr. Harold Tatman, and the Rev. Kurt Honican. Interment with military honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons. Memorials are suggested to the Southland Evangelical Methodist Church or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

      
WARD, Magaline (Castle)
1934-2004
 Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24, 1 p.m. at the Schoedinger Cleveland Avenue Chapel in Columbus, Ohio, for Magaline Ward, 69, of Columbus, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, June 22 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Ward was born November 5, 1934 in Paintsville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ward; one son, Kenneth Earl Adkins; one daughter, Brenda Lee Ward. Surviving are two sons, James A. (Sharon) Adkins and Donald E. (Rhonda) Ward; three brothers, Doug, Roger, and Lon Castle; three sisters, Jessie Young, Rose Daniels, and Ida Pack; four grandchildren, Jimmy, Donnie Jr., Jeff, and Sherry; three great-grandchildren, Cody, Michaela, and Tyler; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; special neighbors, Bea and Ray. The service was officiated by Pastor Gene Castle, with interment in the East Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Schoedinger Cleveland Avenue Chapel of Columbus, Ohio.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.23 2004



JULY - 2004

ALLEN, Clara “Toots”
1917-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 2 p.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Clara “Toots” Allen, 86, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Saturday, July 10 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Ms. Allen was born October 6, 1917 in West Prestonsburg, Ky., daughter of the late Rollen T. and Georgia Allen. She was an LPN. Surviving are one sister, Ann Gibson of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three nephews and three nieces. The service was officiated by the Rev. Jay Tolbott, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.14 2004

 
BLAIR, Bethia
1909-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Bethia Blair, 95, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 20 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blair was born May 12, 1909 at Oil Springs, Ky., daughter of the late Charlie and Eunice Baldwin Webb. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Blair. Surviving are two sons, Curtis Blair Jr. and Charlie Blair, both of Staffordsville, Ky.; three daughters, Loretta Blair of Hilliard, Ohio, Eunice Fairchild and Elizabeth Martin, both of Staffordsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 15 great- great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, John R. Pelphrey and James R. Blair. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.23 2004

 
BLAIR, James W.
1930-2004
JAMES W. BLAIR, 73, of Springfield, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 10:10 p.m. in Oakwood Village. James was born in West Van Lear, Kentucky on July 26, 1930, the son of Lonnie & Doris (Taylor) Blair. James attended Catawba Free Will Baptist Church. He was a Truck Driver for Dallas-Mavis retiring in 1995. He is survived by his sons, Paul (Regina) Blair of Springfield. Michael Blair of Urbana and William Patrick of Urbana; daughter, Lynn (Jack) DeLong of Springfield; brothers, Otto (Dottie) Blair of Springfield, Ellis (Wanda) Blair of Springfield, Danny Blair of Kentucky, Frank (Connie) Blair of Springfield; grandchildren, Brad Hays, Dwayne Patrick, Sarah Blair, Brandi Miller, Tabitha Patrick; great-grandchildren, Kelis Hays, Bobby Patrick, Steven Patrick and Dalton Patrick. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Jean (Hayslett) Blair and brothers, Bill & Scottie. Friends may call Tuesday, July 27, 2004 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the JACKSON LYTLE & WILLIAMS Funeral Home, 2425 N. Limestone Street, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, July 28, at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. John Long officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomers Cemetery.

  
BLANKENSHIP, William Thomas
Died: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Age: 72
JOHNSON COUNTY
William Thomas Blankenship, 72, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Paintsville, died July 21. Born Jan. 29, 1932, he was a retired construction engineer, an Air Force veteran during the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, and a lifetime member of the DAV. He was a member of the Anona Methodist Church of Largo and the First United Methodist Church of Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, and a daughter, Karen Sallie of Ashland. Survivors include three daughters, Terri Meredith of Flatwoods, Beth Stewart of Fort Wright and Tina Taylor of Norfolk, Va.; one son, James Taylor of Central, S.C.; five granddaughters and three grandsons. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 29, at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo. Burial was in Moss-Feaster Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263-4445. Big Sandy News

  
BURCHELL, Ethel (Fannin)
Died: Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Age: 88
JOHNSON COUNTY
Ethel Burchell, 88, of Ashland, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Woodland Oaks Healthcare, Ashland. Born Dec. 13,1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Maudie Smith Fannin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sid Burchell. Survivors include two sons, Donvil Burchell of Dwale and Alger Burchell of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; three daughters, Shelby Delong and Dee Lynch, both of Okeana, Ohio, and Glema Buckles of Lebanon, Va.; two brothers, Leonard Fannin Jr. of West Van Lear and Herman Fannin of Chardon, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, July 16, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Orville Delong and Paul McNurlin officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.16 2004

 
BURCHETT, Dean
Died: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Age: 61
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dean Burchett, 61, of Lowmansville, died Thursday, July 22, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 10, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Julius and Ellen Meade Burchett. He was a brick mason. Survivors include a daughter, Dena Perkins of Bowling Green; and a brother, Jessie Burchett of Portsmouth, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 24, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Stephens Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
CENTERS, Ruth (Hazelette)
Died: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Hazelette Centers, 89, of Paintsville, died Thursday, July 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 1, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Hannah Collinsworth Hazelette. She was a cook with Mayo School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Centers. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Arms of Hager Hill; three brothers, Sammie Hazelette of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Clyde Hazelette and Thomas Hazelette, both of Hager Hill; four sisters, Mattie Wright of Dayton, Ohio, Julia Swartz of San Diego, Calif., Fannie Ehrman of Shelby, Ohio and Sara Hazelette of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 1 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair and Steve Hazelette officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CLICK, Thelma (Staniford)
Died: Monday, July 19, 2004
Age: 92
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thelma Click, 92, of Ulysses, died Monday, July 19, at her residence. Born April 3, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Sam Staniford and Mary Emily Ward Staniford. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Troy Hale; her second husband, Jerry Click; two daughters, Alberta Hale and Ivory Browning; and a son, Troy Hale Jr. Survivors include a son, Charles Hale of Palmyra, Tenn.; and three daughters, Emily Price of Ulysses, Lorraine Honeycutt of Servie, Ind., and Geneva Newman of Pierceton, Ind. Funeral services were Thursday, July 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Kostner officiating. Burial was in Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.23 2004

 
DANIEL, Blanche (Barber)
1923-2004
Blanche Barber Daniel, 81, of Paintsville KY passed away on July 8, 2004 in Lexington KY's St. Joseph Hospital.  Blanche was the daughter of Sara Frances (Patty) Spradlin Barber and Henry Barber of Davis Branch.  She was survived by four children:  Brian Ann Wells Arnett (Mrs. Gary) of Versailles, KY., Jamie Jo Daniel Franklin (Mrs. Michael) of Lexington, KY., Jan Lou Daniel, Lexington, KY., and Jimmie Lee Daniel of Paintsville KY.  Surviving grandchildren are Jeffrey Clinton Arnett of Chicago, Illinois,  Lorin Elizabeth Franklin of Lexington, KY., and Michael Killen  (Kile) Franklin of Lexington, KY. She was preceded in death by two former husbands. Blanche had two surviving siblings-twin brother Bryan Barber  (wife Grace) of Paintsville, KY. and sister Phyllis Jean Barber McKenzie of Auxier. She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Ann Barber Wheeler. Additionally, she had nine surviving nieces and nephews. Blanche was born  August 8, 1923, attended Concord and  Van Lear schools and graduated from Meade Memorial High School at age 16. Upon completion of business degree from Booth Business School (predecessor of Mayo), she worked  for the Commerce Department and Defense Department at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. for two years followed by a position with  GE in Dayton Ohio. Subsequently, she returned to Washington D.C. and worked for the Merchant Marines.  Upon return to Paintsville, she obtained an LPN degree from Mayo followed by work in the Paintsville Hospital. Her final work (over 40 years) was bookkeeper and business manager for R.C. Bottling Company in Paintsville. Blanche lived life to the fullest and brought to her community the enthusiasm she displayed throughout her life.  She was a goodwill ambassador, never meeting a stranger, never turning her back on people in need, and truly enjoyed making people comfortable and happy.  Blanche's greatest achievement was her family.  Her character was expressed in a quiet firmness that met any situation with a deep faith in the inherent goodness of mankind and a strong belief in God. Blanche was buried along with other family members on the James McHenry Davis Cemetary at Davis Branch, Paintsville, KY.

    
DAVIS, Robert
Died: Saturday, July 17, 2004
Age: 52
JOHNSON COUNTY— Robert Davis, 52, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, July 17, at his residence. Born March 7, 1952, at El Paso, Texas, he was a son of William Davis and the late Rosemond Rogers. He was a professor at Pikeville College for 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Martha J. Morris Davis of Tutor Key; two daughters, Shawn Scorpus of Anchorage, Alaska, and Bethany Davis of Palmer, Alaska; a stepdaughter, Katie Turner of Paintsville; a stepson, John Bradley Turner of Paintsville; a sister, Loren Sahm of Maple Valley, W.Va.; and a brother, Curtis Davis of Crestline, Calif. Graveside services were Tuesday, July 27, at Covenant Farm Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
FAIRCHILD, Ryan Thomas
1981-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 9, 2 p.m. at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church for Ryan Thomas Fairchild, 23, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 5 2004 at his residence. Mr. Fairchild was born March 31, 1981 in Floyd County, Ky., son of Paul L. and Carrie Gibson Fairchild. He was a college student. Surviving in addition to his parents is one brother, Paul Bryan Fairchild of Paintsville, Ky. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Wayne Price, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.09 2004

   
GREEN, Oakley
Died: Friday, July 30, 2004
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY — Oakley Green, 89, of East Point, died Friday, July 30, at Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born May 1, 1915, in Kenwood, he was a son of the late Minuard L. and Clara Barker Green. He was an automobile mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Culwell Green; a daughter, Carmie Ruth Grashel; and a brother, Chester Green. Survivors include four sons, Graydon L. Green of Franklin, Ohio, Darvin J. Green of Springfield, Ohio, Jerry C. Green of Florida, and Jimmie Oakley Green of Hillsboro; two daughters, Dorothy Mae Huff and Opal Francis Spinelli, both of Springfield; three sisters, Ola Kastrounis of Lowmansville, Nora Blair of Staffordsville, and Clara Michels of Florida; 21 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Elders Don Neeley, Larry Slayer, Rutherford Blair and Doug Ward officiating. Burial was in Green Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
GRIMM, Lionel
Died: Monday, July 19, 2004
Age: 82
BATH COUNTY — Lionel Grimm, 82, of Owingsville, died Monday, July 19, at Edgewood Estates, Frenchburg. Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jeff and Vella Preston Grimm. He was a pipe fitter and a U.S. veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Conley Grimm of Owingsville; a step-daughter, Peggy Prater of Owingsville; a brother, Edgel Grimm of Fort Thomas; two step- grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville with Buster Blanton officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery, Falcon, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
GROSS, Frances “Peggy” (Pilkerton)
1943-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 14, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Frances “Peggy” Pilkerton Gross, 61, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, July 11 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Gross was born February 28, 1943 in Prince George’s County, Md., daughter of the late Horace and Frances Pilkerton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Jerome Gross Sr. Surviving are one son, Samuel Jerome Gross Jr. of West Van Lear, Ky.; two daughters, Pamela and Betty Jean Gross, both of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, Jimmy Pilkerton of Florida; three sisters, Myrtle Graves, Esther Leithwitch, and Biz Edwards, all of Maryland; eight grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Joe Adkins, with burial following in the Richmond Cemetery on Rt. 40 in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.14 2004

  
HALL, Frankie Arnold
1971-2004
 Funeral services were held Monday, July 19, 1 p.m. at the Whitehouse Community Church at Whitehouse, Ky., for Frankie Arnold Hall, of Whitehouse, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 15. Mr. Hall was born October 13, 1971 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Anita Jo Hall and the late Wiley Arnold Hall. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Shonda Rena Hall of Whitehouse, Ky.; two sons, Dustin Allen and Travis Wiley Hall, both of Whitehouse, Ky.; one daughter, Shevonna Marie Hall of Whitehouse, Ky.; two brothers, Terry and Wally Hall, both of Staffordsville, Ky.; one sister, Danita Preston of Lexington, Ky. The service was officiated by the Rev. James A. Blake, with burial in the Hall Family Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.21 2004

 
HALL, Kathryn (Osborne)
Died: Thursday, July 08, 2004
Age: 79
FLOYD COUNTY — Kathryn Osborne Hall, 79, of Martin, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at her residence. Born Dec. 1, 1924, at Huntington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Bert Osborne and Irene Chalmers Osborne. She was a former bookkeeper and co-owner of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Hall; a brother, B.R. Osborne; one sister, Patsy Osborne; and one nephew, Robert Keith Osborne. Survivors include two sons, John C. Hall Jr. and Tommy Hall, both of Martin; a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Hall of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Lois Drumm of Cincinnati, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 11, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with clergyman Roy Harlow officiating. Entombment was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HORNE, Lucas Lee
Died: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Age: 33
JOHNSON COUNTY— Lucas Lee Horne, 33, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at his residence. Born Nov. 23, 1970, at Circleville, Ohio, he was a son of Clyde Jr. and Mae Ratliff Horne of Denver. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by a son, Lucas Lee Horne Jr. Survivors include his wife, Opal Stella Staniford Horne; three sons, Clyde J. Horne, Bart A. Horne and Neil Cody Horne, all of Flat Gap; four sisters, Janie Ward, Carolyn Horne and Sharon Vanhoose, all of Denver, and Elizabeth Meadows of Wittensville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with ministers Terry Lykins, Jerry McKenzie and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial will follow in the Horne Family Cemetery, Gillem Branch, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
HORNE, Josephine (Spradlin)
1916-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 14, 3 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Josephine Horne, 88, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 12 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Horne was born January 11, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Winfield and Mary Jane Selvage Spradlin. She was a cook for the Johnson County School System. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Happy” Horne, and one son, Roger Allen Horne. Surviving are two sons, Donald Morris Horne of Westerville, Ohio, and Steve Neal Horne of Oil Springs, Ky.; one daughter, Sharon Gay Horne Witten of Sitka, Ky.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Harold Conley, Roger Thornsbury and Jr. Womack, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.14 2004

 
HOWES, Ronald
Died: Saturday, July 17, 2004
Age: 66
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ronald Howes, 66, of Salyersville, died Saturday, July 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 20, 1937, in Magoffin County, he was a son Leneva Fletcher Howard and the late Henry Howes. He was retired from Rockwell International and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Howes. Survivors include two sons, John Howes of Staffordsville, and Ron Howes of Wicksburg, Ala.; a daughter, Sherry Howes of Owensboro; four brothers, Arnold Howes, Luster Howes, Gene Howes, and Dale Salyers, all of Salyersville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 20, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ronald Thacker and David Howes officiating. Burial was in Fletcher Family Cemetery, Guncreek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.21 2004

   
HYDEN, Phyllis (Colvin)
1939-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 7, 11 a.m. at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel for Phyllis Hyden, 65, of Mentone, Ind., who passed away Saturday, July 3. Mrs. Hyden was born April 15, 1939 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Wayne and Hazel LeMasters Colvin. She was a former LPN for Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw Nursing Home and Prairie View. She was also preceded in death by four daughters, one son, two sisters, and one brother. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Hyden of Mentone, Ind.; two daughters, Erma Frances Davis of Mentone, Ind., and Nina Hitchcock of Paintsville, Ky.; four sons, Ricky Honeycutt of Mentone, Ind., John and Jerry Honeycutt, both of Sitka, Ky., and Ernest Hyden Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; step- father, Johnnie Preston of Sitka, Ky.; two sisters, Lois McKamey of Dayton, Ohio, and Lillian Frost of Frankscreek, Ky.; one brother, Billy Colvin of Frankscreek, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Tom Padberg, with private interment services following. Arrangements under the direction of the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel of Warsaw, Ind. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.07 2004

   
JAMES, Minnie (Music)
Died: Sunday, July 04, 2004
Age: 82
FLOYD COUNTY — Minnie Music James, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, July 4, at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 12, 1921, at Endicott, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Sammons Endicott. She was a housekeeping supervisor with Highland Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by husbands, L. J. Music and John H. James. Survivors include two sons, Sam Henry Music of Oil Springs, and John D. Music of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Mildred Rose Compton of Prestonsburg; a step-son, James Woodrow James of Louisa; a step-daughter, Mary Keene of Grundy, Va.; two sisters, Fannie Garrett of Banner and Lou Ethel Brookover of Prestonsburg; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 7, at Burke Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Revs. Bobby Joe Spencer, Roger Music, and Shane Powers officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Burke Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
JOHNSON, Ella Jo (Moore)
Died: Sunday, July 25, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ella Jo Moore Johnson, 76, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sunday, July 25, at her residence. Born May 8, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Brice and Edna Rowe Moore. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Orbin Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Carole Jean Sublett and Suzy Johnson, both of Atlanta; a sister, Betty Jean Davis of Van Lear; and a grandson. Funeral services were Thursday, July 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with minister Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords- ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
LEMASTER, Larry Maurice Sr.
Died: Monday, July 05, 2004
Age: 64
BOYD COUNTY — Larry Maurice Lemaster Sr., 64, of Ashland, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 7, 1939, at Keaton, he was a son of the late Blucher and Hannah Lola Ferguson Lemaster. He was a welder. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lemaster of Ashland; two sons, Larry M. Lemaster Jr., and Mike Lemaster, both of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Carla Branham of Williamsport; a sister, Phyllis Lyon of Barboursville, W.Va.; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Bethel United Baptist Church with Elders Bruce Howard and David Young, and Brother Johnny Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Keaton Community Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Friends may call anytime today, Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8, until 10 a.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
MASON, Lorraine (VanHoose)
1925-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, 1 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Lorraine VanHoose Mason, 79, of Huntington, W.Va., who passed away Monday, July 5 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Mason was born February 13, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Elro and Stella VanHoose. She was retired from Owens Illinois Glass. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mervin C. Mason. Surviving are one brother, Everett VanHoose of Huntington, W.Va.; one sister, Ruth Castle of Lowmansville, Ky.; one special niece, Pam Fraley of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by David Keith Castle, James Kelly Caudill and Francis Rice, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.09 2004

 
MCFADDIN, Isaac Jr.
1933-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 28 at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Ohio for Isaac McFaddin, 70, of Vandalia, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, July 24 2004. Mr. McFaddin was born December 17, 1933 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Isaac and Ruie McKenzie McFaddin. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Simpson McFaddin; two brothers, Bert H. and Vonnie Ray McFaddin; one sister, Gladys McFaddin Ealey. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Y. McFaddin; one brother, Harry Thomas McFaddin of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Valerie Thacker of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Stacey Finley of Kettering, Ohio; two sons, Rex McFaddin of Dayton, Ohio, and Ted McFaddin of Huber Heights, Ohio; nine grandchildren. The service will be under the direction of the Marker and Heller Funeral Home of Huber Heights, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.23 2004

   
MEADE, Garnet (Brewer)
1913-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 28, 1 p.m. at the Warfield Methodist Church for Garnet Meade, 91, of Kermit, W.Va., who passed away Sunday, July 28 2004 in Gainsville, Ga. Mrs. Meade was born March 29, 1913 in Warfield, Ky., daughter of the late W.M. Coleman and Pearl Dempsey Brewer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie B. Meade. Surviving are two sons, William James Meade of Parkersburg, W.Va., and H. Bruce Meade of Gainsville, Ga.; one daughter, Stephanie Farra of Bluefield, W.Va.; three sisters, Billie Grace Hoover of Zionsville, Ind., Ruth Johnson of Warfield, Ky., and Irene Eesly of Grove City, Ohio; seven grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Arnold Mollette, with burial following in the Mount View Memory Gardens at Maher, W.Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky.   Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.23 2004

 
MEADE, Lillie Mae (Tackett)
1921-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, 2 p.m. at the Whittaker Free Will Baptist Church for Lillie Mae Tackett Meade, 83, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 22 2004 at the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. Mrs. Meade was born March 26, 1921 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Sherman and Virgie Whittaker Tackett. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilse Meade. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Magaline Isaac of Wheelwright, Ky.; three brothers, Edgar Tackett of West Van Lear, Ky., Lonnie Tackett of Shelby, Ohio, and Denville Lee Tackett of Staffordsville, Ky.; four sisters, Cynthia Miller of East Point, Ky., Roxie Waller of Lackey, Ky., Martha Laney of Hazard, Ky., and Mary Jane Clark of Staffordsville, Ky. The service was officiated by Hubert Slone and Jimmy Brown, with burial in the Tackett Family Cemetery at Lick Fork in East Point, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.23 2004

 
MEADOWS, Ruby Jewell (Williamson)
1927-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Ruby Jewell Meadows, 76, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, July 3 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Meadows was born August 18, 1927 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late S.B. Sam and Merinda Walters Williamson. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Rudolph Williamson; one sister, Irene McCloud. Surviving are her husband, Vencil Meadows; three sons, Michael Leon Meadows of Staffordsville, Ky., Donovan Keith Meadows of Flat Gap, Ky., and Timothy Gordon Meadows of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Wallace Williamson of Williamsport, Ky., and Roger Williamson of Paris, Ky.; two sisters, Elizabeth Scarberry of Creston, Ohio, and Kay Rucker of Navarre, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren; special friend, Erie Brown. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, Larry Meadows, and Chuck Slone, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.09 2004

 
MEEK, Easter (Preece)
1937-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 10, 11 a.m. at Tomahawk Missionary Baptist Church for Easter Meek, 67, of Tomahawk, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 6 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Meek was born March 27, 1937 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Albert and Melissa Dutton Preece. Surviving are her husband, Ted “Shorty” Meek of Tomahawk, Ky.; one son, Charles Meek Jr. of Tomahawk, Ky.; three daughters, Diana M. Adams of Tomahawk, Ky., Bertha L. Boyd of Ashland, Ky., and Debra Howard of Ulysses, Ky.; three brothers, John Henry Preece of Columbus, Ohio, Ira Lee Preece of Charlotte, Mich., and William George Preece of Tomahawk, Ky.; four sisters, Julie Jane Mills of Columbus, Ohio, Maudie Jude of Inez, Ky., Fannie Abbott of Charlotte, Mich., and Bertha Hardy of Clarksville, Tenn.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Jack Ward, with burial in the Meek Family Cemetery at Tomahawk, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.09 2004

 
MILLS, William Ricky
1969-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 9, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for William Ricky Mills, 39, of Inez, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 6 2004 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Mills was born March 21, 1969 in Logan, Ohio, son of Cecil Ray and Thelma (Sis) Mills. He was a logger. Surviving in addition to his parents are one son, William Travis Mills of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Melissa Mills of Inez, Ky., and Amanda Sue Mills of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Cecil Ray Jr., Carl Douglas, and Eric Ray Mills, all of Inez, Ky.; one sister, Connie Workman of Lovely, Ky. The service will be officiated by David Robirds and Mike Crum, with burial in the Mills Cemetery at Inez, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.09 2004

 
MURPHY, Donna K.
Died: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Age: 41
JOHNSON COUNTY — Donna K. Murphy, 41, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at her residence. Born July 29, 2961, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Imogene Collins Murphy and the late Teddy Murphy. Survivors include a son, Ryan Frazier of Greenup; and three brothers, Tom Murphy of Thelma, Steve Murphy of Stanton and Mitch Murphy of Van Lear. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 31, at Van Lear Enterprise Church, with ministers Roger Hill and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Goble Cemetery, Van Lear. Visitation is today, Friday, July 30, at the church, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 

OSBORNE, Benjamin F.
Died: Sunday, July 11, 2004
Age: 62
JOHNSON COUNTY — Benjamin F. Osborne, 62, of Stambaugh, died Sunday, July 11, 2004 at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Born Oct. 4, 1941, in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Flem and Elizabeth Stambaugh Osborne. He was a welder. He was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Matthew Osborne; two brothers, Jack Osborne and Charles Osborne; and two sisters, Kathleen Osborne and Juanita Osborne Fritter. Survivors include his wife, Lois Caudill Osborne of Stambaugh; a step-son, David Pack of Stambaugh; two daughters, Belinda Lou Kouns of Inez, and Benita Allison Osborne of Hopkinsville; a sister, Barbara Quillen of Stambaugh; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.15 2004

  
PARKS, Lara Mae (Ward)
Died: Monday, July 12, 2004
Age: 75
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lara Mae Ward Parks, 75, of Paintsville, died Monday, July 12, 2004 at her residence. Born Dec. 23, 1928, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Oma Mollette Ward. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert H. Parks Jr. of Paintsville; a brother, Frank Ward of Ohio; and a sister, Mary Cavins of Paintsville. Funeral services were Friday, July 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
POWERS, Alexis Paige
Died: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alexis Paige Powers, infant daughter of Chad Wright, and Amy Michelle Powers West, of Hager Hill, died July 13, at her residence. She was born June 5 at Pikeville. Additional survivors in-clude a brother, Dalton Cole West of Hager Hill; and grandparents, Delores and Reaford Coleman, Randall Powers, and Johnny and Thel Wright. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, July 16, at Caudill Family Cemetery with Rev. Donald H. Caudill officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News

  
RICE, Lora Marie (Taylor)
1919-2004
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Lora Marie Taylor Rice, 85, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 20 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Rice was born March 30, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Dave and Mary Hampton Taylor. She was a clerk for G.C. Murphy Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Rice. Surviving are one son, Danny Rice of Bunn, N.C.; one daughter, Cheryl Castle of Nippa, Ky.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.21 2004

 
WALLACE, Frank
1936-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, 11 a.m. at the Burke Funeral Home for Frank Wallace, 68, of Prestonsburg, Ky. who passed away Saturday, July 10 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Wallace was born July 8, 1936 in Garrett, Ky., son of the late Orel Kenneth and Ruby Campbell Wallace. He was self-employed, the owner of Wallace T.V. Repair. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Burchett Wallace; two sons, Dr. Kenneth Franklin (Dr. Olivia) Wallace and Dr. Bryan Douglas (Meri) Wallace; two brothers, Harry Wallace of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Pete Wallace of Hueysville, Ky.; Two sisters, Wanda Prater and Brenda Stephens, both of Kendelville, Ind.; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Floyd Price, with burial in the Campbell Family Cemetery at Mousie, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.14 2004

   
WHEELER, Larry Keith
Died: Sunday, July 18, 2004
Age: 49
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Larry Keith Wheeler, 49, of Blaine, died Sunday, July 18 2004. Born Feb. 8, 1955, at Paintsville, he was a son of Jeff and Pauline Lester Wheeler of Blaine. He was a welder and a member of Jake Rice Lodge # 606 F & AM, and Order of Eastern Star #202, Blaine. Additional survivors include his wife, Barbara Salyer Wheeler; a daughter, Tasha Wheele; a son, Jeremy Wheeler; a sister, Crystal Meade; a brother, Lenny Wheeler; and two granddaughters, all of Blaine. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 20, at Blaine Hill Baptist Church, Blaine, with Revs. Ralph Hogston, Lenny Wheeler, and Larry Jordan officiating. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery, Ash, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.21 2004

 
YOUNG, Sudie (Baldwin)
Died: Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sudie Baldwin Young, 89, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Leck and Minnie Blair Baldwin. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Young. Survivors include four sons, Doug Young, David Young, and Dugan Young, all of Lowmansville, and Danny Young of Lewiston, Maine; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 1, at Lowmansville Church of God with Doug Kestner officiating. Burial was in Young Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News



AUGUST - 2004

ALLEN, Jane (Robinson)
Died: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Age: 82
MARTIN COUNTY
Jane Robinson Allen, 82, of Tomahawk, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at her residence. Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Marcus Homer and Virgie Preston Robinson. She was a homemaker, a member of Inez First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Preston Robinson and John Paul Robinson. She was the wife of Robert M. Allen, who also died Aug. 10. Survivors include a son, Robert M. Allen of Inez; a daughter, Mary Jo Brown of Parkersburg, W. Va.; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Aug. 13, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Rev. Paul Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Saltwell Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.13 2004


 
BILLITER, Howard (Hub)
Died: Monday, August 09, 2004
Age: 80
JOHNSON COUNTY
Howard (Hub) Billiter, 80, of East Point, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born March 23, 1924, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Ben and Jettie Ford Billiter. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Blair Billiter; two daughters, Janice Castle of Oil Springs and Joyce Meek of Riceville; three sons, Danny Billiter of East Point, David Billiter of Pikeville, and Jimmy Billiter of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Aretta Collins of Ashland and Shelby Damron of Stanton; nine grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 12, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home with Ellis Hamilton, Donald Ray Caudill, Joe Jenkins and Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.13 2004

 
BLANTON, Ruth Ann (Rowe)
Died: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY
Ruth Ann Blanton, 67, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at her residence. Born May 29, 1937, in Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Hester Lucille Ward Rowe. She was a retired school teacher and counselor with Mayo Technical School and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Ward Rowe and William "Red" Miles Rowe; and a sister, Betty Jean Canter. Survivors include her husband, Vaughn Blanton of Staffordsville; a stepson, Gregory Blanton of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, James "Jim" Roger Lowe of Lakes Wales, Fla.; two sisters, Marcena Clifford of Bellevue, Neb., and Barbara Gafford of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 7, at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. George Love officiating. Burial was in Saltwell Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
BOWHOLTZ, Frankie (Messer)
Died: Friday, August 27, 2004
Age: 62
JOHNSON COUNTY — Frankie Messer Bowholtz, 62, of Paintsville, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 2, 1942, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Carrie Miles Messer. She was an office worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Bowholtz, in 2002. Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Jo Wells of Minnesota, Debra Lynn Wells Fugate of Grethel, and Levina Jean Wells Gonzalas of Florida; two brothers, John Messer of Meally, and Randall Messer of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three sisters, Marlene Duncan of Indianapolis, Ida Kestner of Meally, and Barbara Music of Jefferson City, Tenn. She was cremated under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

  
BROWN, Proctor Sherman
Died: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY — Proctor Sherman Brown, 77, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 at his residence. Born May 13, 1927, in Morgan County, he was a son of the late Dewey E. and Etta Susan Gambill Brown. He was owner and operator of Browns Auto Sales and a WW II U. S. Army veteran with the 1st and 42nd European division. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Pauline Brown. Survivors include his wife, Hanna Brown; three sons, Roger Brown of River, Michael Loy Brown of West Liberty and David Brown of Lexington; a daughter, Deedra Brown Gearheart of Prestonsburg; two stepdaughters, Mary Alice England of Berea and Denease Harris of Pikeville; three brothers, Dewey F. Brown of Relief, James A. Brown of Flemingsburg, and Jackson E. Brown of London; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 16, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick and Father Hoppenjon officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Big Sandy or the Bobby Mullins Scholarship Fund by calling Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.18 2004

 
CANTRELL, Edgar
Died: Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Age: 72
MORGAN COUNTY — Edgar Cantrell, 72, of West Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 at St. Clair Medical Center, Morehead. Born July 20, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Estill and Alka Pennington Cantrell. He was a laborer with Marlecliff Query. Survivors include his wife, Charlene King Cantrell of West Liberty; three sons, Johnny Ray Cantrell of Isonville, and Jimmy Allen Cantrell and James Artie Cantrell, both of West Liberty; two daughters, Rhonda Cantrell Mays and Susanne Cantrell, both of West Liberty; two brothers, Sonny Gullett of Flat Gap, and Billy Gullett of West Liberty; two sisters, Arminie Jones and Edna Faye Wright, both of West Liberty; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 4, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Sam Reed, Frankie Williams, Melvin Wright, and Dan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Jones Family Cemetery, West Liberty, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News


    
CAUDILL, Ray E.
1926-2004
PLYMOUTH -- Ray E. Caudill, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004. Ray dearly loved his family and enjoyed hunting, Ford tractors and Chevy's. Now with his Lord, he was born in Riceville, Ky., on July 24, 1926, to Thomas and Amy (Conley) Caudill. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Naomi (Reed) Caudill, whom he married Nov. 21, 1946. Ray enjoyed having coffee and conversation with his family every morning. Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Barb Caudill of Willard, Tim Caudill of Willard and Ronnie and Tracy Caudill of Plymouth; five daughters and sons-in-law, Marietta and Mike Gifford of Greenville, S.C., Penelope Sparks of Plymouth, Deanna and Gary Music of Plymouth, Robin and Mike Gowitzka of Shiloh and Candi and Dave Shepherd of Shiloh; 22 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; his twin sister, Faye Kessler of Plymouth, sister, Lillian Hicks of Mansfield; and brother, Jim Caudill of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine; brothers, Raymond, Lonnie, Lee and Powell Caudill; two sisters, Mae Snipes and Julia Lynch; and his parents, Thomas and Amy (Conley) Caudill. He had been a member of Stoney Ridge United Baptist Church in Carey, Ohio since January 26, 1975. A lifetime member of Shiloh American Legion Post #503 and a veteran of the US Army, serving during WW II. Ray retired from General Motors in Mansfield after 30 years of service as a quality control inspector. He was an avid hunter and a member of the NRA. Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home, Plymouth, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Elder Pat Gilliland officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial expressions can be made to American Heart Association.

  
CANTRELL, Edgar
Died: Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Age: 72
MORGAN COUNTY — Edgar Cantrell, 72, of West Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 at St. Clair Medical Center, Morehead. Born July 20, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Estill and Alka Pennington Cantrell. He was a laborer with Marlecliff Query. Survivors include his wife, Charlene King Cantrell of West Liberty; three sons, Johnny Ray Cantrell of Isonville, and Jimmy Allen Cantrell and James Artie Cantrell, both of West Liberty; two daughters, Rhonda Cantrell Mays and Susanne Cantrell, both of West Liberty; two brothers, Sonny Gullett of Flat Gap, and Billy Gullett of West Liberty; two sisters, Arminie Jones and Edna Faye Wright, both of West Liberty; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 4, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Sam Reed, Frankie Williams, Melvin Wright, and Dan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Jones Family Cemetery, West Liberty, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
COPLEY, Lottie (Short)
Died: Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Age: 81
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lottie Short Conley, 81, of Thelma, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004  at Prestonsburg Health Care, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 17, 1923, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Gervin and Frankie Phelps Short. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stelson (Ted) Conley. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Collins of Thelma, Cheryl Vanhoose of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Teddie Ratliff of Paintsville; and two sisters, Ruth Collins of Dayton, Ohio, and Delores Campigotto of Beaver Creek, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 2, at Phelps and Son Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
FANNIN, Dottie Lue (Dutton)
Died: Sunday, August 01, 2004
Age: 61
MARTIN COUNTY — Dottie Lue Fannin, 61, of Inez, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004 at her residence. Born Nov. 27, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Langley and Grace Ward Dutton. She was self-employed in the grocery business and a member of Pack Bottom United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Dutton. Survivors include her husband, Henry Fannin; two daughters, Annetta Sue Fannin of Inez and Connie Louise Fannin of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Bobby Dutton of Boons Camp and Davy Dutton of Williamsport; and three sisters, Betty Hurt of Frankfort, Dimple Brewer of Lovely, and Audrey James of Grove City, Ohio. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Lonnie Ratliff and Don Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Fannin Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News

 
HALL, Amanda M. (Stapleton)
Died: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY — Amanda M. Hall, 89, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 29, 1915, in Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Julie Hale Stapleton. She was an assembly worker with General Motors, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Hall; and a son, Jim Hall. Survivors include four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 7, at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Jeff Shurow officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
HALL, Patricia Ruth (Grim)
Died: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Patricia Ruth Hall, 73, of Nippa, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at her residence. Born Feb. 9, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Milt and Audrey Grim. She was an in-home healthcare giver. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Hall of Nippa, and Mick Hall of Danville, Va.; a daughter, Connie Collins of Fallsburg; a brother, Kennith Grim of Charleston, N.C.; five sisters, June Vanhoose of Taylor, Mich., Jerri Daniels of Ironton, Ohio, Opal Castle of New Carlisle, Ohio, Gail Staton of Plano, Texas, and Kathy Bentley of Nippa; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today, Friday, Aug. 13, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James K. Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Grim Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.13 2004

 
HUNT, Loretta (Blanton)
Died: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Age: 54
JOHNSON COUNTY — Loretta Blanton Hunt, 54, of South Bend, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 at her residence. Born Feb. 10, 1950, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Flem and Helen Trimble Blanton. She was an associate. Survivors include her husband, Dale Hunt; mother, Sina Blanton of Prestonsburg; a sister, Juanita McKinney of Louisville; a brother, Warren Blanton of Allen; a daughter, Katrina Marquardt of South Bend; a son, Matthew J. Whitt of South Bend; and two grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Monday, Aug. 9, at Roscoe Blanton Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Jon Blanton officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News

 
JACOVITCH, Helen (Music)
Died: Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Age: 81
JOHNSON COUNTY — Helen Jacovitch, 81, of Nippa, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at St Mary Hospital, Livonia, Mich. Born Sept. 27, 1922, in Knott County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Nancy Moore Music. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jacovitch. Survivors include two sons, Charles Ferrell, Jr. of Livonia, and William Nicholas Jacovitch of Selma, N. C.; four brothers, Roy Music Jr. of Paintsville; James Paul Music of Dayton, Ohio, Clarence Music of Staffordsville, and Jerry Michael Music of Wabash, Ind.; five sisters, Opal Caudill of Nippa, Jackie Frye of Martin, Pauline Kennedy of South Carolina, and Shirlene Jeans and Gwen Salyers, both of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Roy Meadows Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Friends may call Friday from 2- 10 p.m. and Saturday until time of funeral at Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday August 06 2004

 
LEEDY, Harmon
Died: Monday, August 09, 2004
Age: 63
FLOYD COUNTY — Harmon Leedy, 63, of Thelma, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 at his residence. Born April 9, 1941, in Pike County, he was a son of William Henry Leedy of Prestonsburg and the late Cloeva Warren Leedy. He was a counselor for Perkins Rehabilitation Center. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Leedy. Additional survivors include seven daughters, Mary Lamm of Franklin, Va., Anna Hall of Wilmore, Harmalena Slone of Staffordsville, Jackie Leedy of Thelma, Rachel Griffith of Prestonsburg, and Debbie Crawford and Dolly Bollinger, both of Washington; two brothers, Bob Leedy of Waverly, Ohio, and Bill Leedy of Auxier; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.13 2004

 
LITTON, Nancy (Salisbury)
Died: Monday, August 23, 2004
Age: 81
FLOYD COUNTY Nancy Salisbury Litton, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 7, 1923, at Hunter, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Mary S. Salisbury. She was a retired meat processor for Oscar Mayer Corp. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 26, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with clergymen Buddy Jones and Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
MAY Bernice (Blair)
Died: Sunday, August 15, 2004
Age: 83
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bernice Blair May, 83, of Lake City, Fla., formerly of Leander, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 at her residence. Born Nov. 25, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Bosier and Myrtle Salyer Blair. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer May; and a son, Tommy May. Survivors include a son, Wade May of Lake City; two daughters, Mary Moore of Lake City, and Patty May of Pikeville; a brother, Jimmy Blair of Hilliard, Ohio; a sister, Tishie Hall of Huber Heights, Ohio; six grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.20 2004

 
MCCLOUD, Scotty
Died: Sunday, August 08, 2004
Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY — Scotty McCloud, 67, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004 at his residence. Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles and Reta Moore McCloud. He was a mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Barrett McCloud.  Survivors include a daughter, Fran McCloud of Coruellas, Ore.; a brother, Mike McCloud of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Judy DeLong of Hager Hill and Lynn Schmitt of Paintsville. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Boyd and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.13 2004

 
MCFADDIN, Harry Tommy
1919-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, 1 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville, for Harry Tommy McFaddin, 84, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, August 15 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mr. McFaddin was born September 21, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Isaac and Ruie McKenzie McFaddin. He was a retired manager of the SIPP Theater in Paintsville. Surviving is his wife, Ina Richardson McFaddin. The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.18 2004


MUSIC, Burnett
Died: Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Age: 68
JOHNSON COUNTY — Burnett Music, 68, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004 at Budget Inn, Paintsville. Born Oct. 22, 1935, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jake and Rushie Conley Music. He was a maintenance foreman with General Motors. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Phelps Music. Survivors include his second wife, Rebecca Music of Paintsville; three sons, Charles Michael Music of Michigan, Timothy Music of Ohio, and Ricky Music of Paintsville; a daughter, Kathleen Music Blair of Georgia; four stepdaughters, Mary Lou Chandler and Ann Lewis, both of Paintsville, Jennifer Lewis of Letcher County, and Lisa Conley of Maryland; a sister, Lou Warrix of East Point; seven grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
OWENS, James Woodrow
Died: Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Age: 87
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — James Woodrow Owens, 87, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 2, 1916, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Prock and Sarah Salyer Owens. He was a retired teacher and pipe fitter and a WW II veteran. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jasper Owens and Cammie Owens; and seven sisters, Lucy Cooper, Opal Oney, Audrey Oney, Nealous Collinsworth, Elizabeth Sanson, Grace Fugate, and Mary Sue Owens. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Stamper Owens of Salyersville; two sons, Larry B. Owens of Lexington, and J. W. Owens II of Dade City, Fla.; a brother, Prock Owens Jr. of Salyersville; two sisters, Irene Sansom and Mable Blair, both of Waverly, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Owens Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday  Aug.27 2004

 
PERKINS, Evaler King
Died: Saturday, August 21, 2004 Age: 39 MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Evaler King Perkins, 39, of Stanton, formerly of Salyersville, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born March 30, 1965, in Jackson, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Charity Cole Caudill. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include her husband, Marty Perkins of Stanton; a son, Richard Hibbens of Havelock, N.C.; a daughter, Misti Hibbens of Stanton; three brothers, James King of Stanton, Steve King of Jeffersonville, and Johnny King of Salyersville; and three sisters, Opal Jewell of Stanton, Barbara Wolfe of Deland Fla., and Eunice Dunn of Jeffersonville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with William Paul Perkins officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday  Aug.27 2004

  
POWERS, Alma (Bayes)
Died: Friday, August 20, 2004
Age: 86
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Alma Bayes Powers, 86, of Salyersville, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 30, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gracie Adams Bayes. She was a homemaker and a member of Salyersville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richmond Powers; and two brothers, Elmer Bayes and Elbert Bayes. Survivors include four sons, Harry Jack Powers of Salyersville, Edwin Carol Powers of Raceland, Charles Richmond Powers of Flatwoods, and Gary Lee Powers of Edison, Ohio; a daughter, Freda Mae Wilcox of Gilead, Ohio; a brother, Harry Bayes of Gilead, Ohio; a sister, Mary Crace of Oil Springs; nine grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 23, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Samuel Allen officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday  Aug.27 2004

   
ROBINSON, Opal Evelyn (Whitaker)
 Died: Thursday, August 26, 2004 Age: 82 JOHNSON COUNTY — Opal Evelyn Robinson, 82, of East Point, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 12, 1921, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of Cleveland and Alta Blair Whitaker. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Curtis Robinson. Survivors include a son, Ken Robinson of East Point; a daughter, Carol Jean Pelphrey of East Point; a brother, John L. Whitaker of East Point; a sister, Josephine Whitaker of East Point; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 29, at Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Robinson Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.01 2004

  
ROSS, Taxi
Died: Sunday, August 15, 2004
Age: 94
JOHNSON COUNTY — Taxi Ross, 94, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born April 3, 1910, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Estill and Mollie Wright Bailey. She was a member of Red Bush Enterprise Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ross. Survivors include a son, Joe Ross of Germantown, Ill.; two daughters, Mary Kelly of Flat Gap, and Ernestine Cope of Dwale; a brother, Willard Bailey of Flat Gap; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Dean Meade officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.18 2004

 
ROWLAND, Shawn Christopher
Died: Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Age: 31
FLORIDA — Shawn Christopher Rowland, 31, of Sanford, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2005 at his residence. Born Aug. 6, 1973, in Johnson County, he was a son of Charles Rowland and Janie McCarty Rowland Colon. He was an assembly worker. Survivors include his stepmother, Cindy Yates Rowland; his stepfather, Alberto Colon; maternal grandmother, Roberta McCarty of Hager Hill; paternal grandparents, Creval and Ruth Rowland of East Point; a brother, Shane Travis Rowland of Sanford; and two stepbrothers, Dalton Mullins and Dylan Mullins, both of East Point. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in McCarty Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.01 2004

 
SALYER, Columbus
Died: Thursday, August 26, 2004
Age: 67
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Columbus Salyer, 67, of Royalton, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 3, 1937, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Luther and Gracie Patton Salyer. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Salyer and Conrad Salyer. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Jean Salyer of Salyersville; a brother, Luster Salyer of Royalton; and two sisters, Lillian Risner and Margie Jean Salyers, both of Salyersville. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 28, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Manuel Minix and Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Gun Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.01 2004

 
SCOTT, Kenneth Dale
Died: Monday, August 30, 2004
Age: 45
FLOYD COUNTY — Kenneth Dale Scott, 45, of Hager Hill, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 in an accident at Salyers Branch, Hueysville. Born Aug. 4, 1959, at Dorton, he was a son of Violet Ann Wright Scott of Banner and the late James Lewis Scott. He was a sanitation worker for Waste Management and a Kentucky Colonel. Additional survivors include his wife, Debbie Barnes Scott; a stepson, Trevor Stephen Stuckey of Arvada, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Skye Lanai Stuckey of Denver, Colo.; and a sister, Diana Lynn Wright of Jonancy. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.01 2004

 
WELLS, Sammie Jefferson "S.J."
Died: Monday, August 09, 2004
Age: 72
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sammie Jefferson "S.J." Wells, 72, of Van Lear, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004 at his residence. Born Feb. 1, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ali and Sadie Collins Wells. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Willa Dean Honeycutt Wells of Van Lear; three sons, Virgil Anthony Wells of Prestonsburg, Sammuel Bradley Wells of Paintsville and Troy Eugene Wells of Van Lear; six daughters, Cammy Louvone Holbrook of Flat Gap, Dedra Lynn Johnson and Chris Ann Nelson, both of Prestonburg, Shyrlene Fairchild of Staffordsville, Kimberly Rose Hall of Knott County, and Stacy Sadie Allen of Hager Hill; a brother, Ali Wells Jr. of Staffordsville; seven sisters, Imogene Young, Cindy Morris, Ilene Martin, and Donna Sue Rambo, all of Ashland, Doris Ann Fannin of Johnson County, Mary Ryder of Allen, and Rena Mollette of Allen; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ted Dawson and Steve Hazelett officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Dawson Creek, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.13 2004

  
YOUNG, Evertt Lee "Bob"
Died: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Age: 71
JOHNSON COUNTY — Evertt Lee "Bob" Young, 71, of Van Lear, formerly of Martin County, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 at his residence. Born March 5, 1933, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ed and Hazel Perry Young. He was a brick layer. Survivors include his wife, Wandena Dennison Young; two sons, Leroy and Ronnie Young of Van Lear; two daughters, Melanie Cantrell of Red Bush and Greta Tackett of Staffordsville; five brothers, Clarence McGinnis of Debord, Enoch McGinnis of Grayson, Joe McGinnis of Blaine, Ollie McGinnis of Inez and Kenton McGinnis of Davella; four sisters, Lushie Cornett of Ocala, Fla., Icle Copley of Albemarle, N.C., Ida Faye Goble of Inez, and Mary Webb of Louisa; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 16, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Wells-Collins Cemetery, Van Lear, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.18 2004



SEPTEMBER - 2004

  

 
BALL, Beatrice (Daniels)
1942-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24, 11 a.m. at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church for Beatrice Ball, 61, of Louisa, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, September 21 at her residence. Mrs. Ball was born September 22, 1942 in Mingo County, W.Va., daughter of the late Bert and Shirley Conley Daniels. Surviving are her husband, Jesse Ball of Louisa, Ky.; two sons, Jesse Lee and Johnny Ball, both of Louisa, Ky.; three daughters, Annetta Thompson and Bonnie Osborne, both of Louisa, Ky., and Shirley Jane Ball of Jackson, N.C.; two sisters, Virginia Daniels of Louisa, Ky., and Ella Ratliff of Paintsville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Terry Conley, with burial following in the family cemetery at Charley, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.24 2004

       
BAYES, Mary Christine (McKenzie)
1934-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Mary Christine Bayes, 70, of Lexington, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, September 29 2004 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Bayes was born in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Dillard and Anna Conley McKenzie. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Staffordsville, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James I. Bayes; one daughter, Diedra Bayes; one sister, Ruthie Selvage; four brothers, Ed, Ray, Marshall, and Jr. McKenzie. Surviving are two sons, Michael D. (Paige) Bayes of Paris, Ky., and James A. (Caroline) Bayes of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Shelia C. Bayes and Tammy J. (Scott) Murray, both of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Dorothy Faye (Chandler) Fannin and Brenda (Harry) Estepp, both of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Bill (Sue) McKenzie of Marion, Ohio, Paul Douglas (Janie) McKenzie of Thelma, Ky., Timothy (Leda) McKenzie of Staffordsville, Ky., and Danny (Debbie) McKenzie of Cynthiana, Ky.; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her faithful companion, Holly. The service was officiated by Pastor Doug Crider, with burial in the family cemetery in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.6 2004

 
BENTLEY, Mary Dealie (Boyd)
Died: Sunday, September 05, 2004
Age: 89
FLOYD COUNTY — Mary Dealie Bentley, 89, of Banner, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Oct. 16, 1914, at Dana, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Dorca Jarrell Boyd. She was a homemaker and member of Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, Prater Creek. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Cleve Bentley; three brothers, Jerry Boyd, Billy Boyd and Evert Boyd; and three sisters, Lorie Conn, Stella Boyd and Nora Mae Noon. Survivors include two daughters, Nadine Stephens and Nella Gaye Crum, both of Banner; two sisters, Melba Murcer of Raven, Va., and Nancy Clevenger of Rowe, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Banner, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.9 2004

 
BERUBE. Hazel (Daniels)
1909-2004
Hazel Green Daniels Berube: Passed away at one o"clock today sept.15,2004 at the age of 95. she has been a patient at the Oakmont manor in Flatwood, Kentucky since June.  She lived at 1301 Blackburn Ave in Ashland,Ky for many many years. She was born on June 2, 1909 daughter of   Francis Elcanah and Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels. she has 2 sisters still living. Mrs Shirley Cordle Stapleton, and Mrs Phyllis Howard both of Westwood, Ashland, Kentucky.Several neices and nephews,2 Sister-in-laws Ruby Daniels of Ashland,Ky and Deloris Daniels miller of Michigan and one Brother- in-law Shannon Howard of Westwood, Ashland ,Ky. She was preceded in death by her second husband Arthur Royal Berube(1994), 1 son   Richard Howard Bellomy(1941-Infant) her parents Francis Elcanah (Jan.29,1963) Carrie Jane Ramey Daniels (may,9,1982) brothers; Leonard Ray"LR" (Nov.11,1987), Letha Ralph (aug.4,1968) James Bascom (July 6,1989), Landon Taylor"LT" (Jan.5,1964) Earl Junior (July 2,1996)and Harold Lee (Dec.11,1998) Sisters; Nancy Mildred Daniels Huges(Jan.29,1978) Fanny Imogene Daniels Johnson (July 21,1985) and Berniece Daniels Phillips(April 9,2004), 2 Sister-in-laws Dovie Castle Daniels(March 28,2004) and Callie Osborne Daniels(Dec 26,2003). she is to be cremated and buried at a later date along with her husband at the Sparks Cemetery behind the Old Hood United baptist church   Blaine, Ky.

Submitted by; Fannie Louese Daniels (Castle) Meluzio a neice.

NOTE:Omitted from THE OBITUARY OF Hazel Green Berube. Visitation; 12 UNTIL 2 PM AT THE PRESTON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ,ON STATE ROUTE 5, ASHLAND, KY.41102. FUNERAL AT 2 PM AT FUNERAL HOME. BURIAL AT A LATER DATE. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE IN HER NAME TO THE HOSPIC CARE CENTER ,2330 POLLARD ROAD ASHLAND, KY. 41101 HER NEICE FANNIE LOUESE MELUZIO ( CASTLE DANIELS)

 
BISHOP, James T.
Died: Thursday, September 30, 2004
Age: 39
OHIO — James T. Bishop, 39, of West Chester, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at Bethesda North Hospital. Born May 20, 1965, in Johnson County, he was a son of James A. and Charlotte M. Moore Bishop. He was a construction laborer. Additional survivors include a brother, William "Bill" Bishop of Lebanon, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Low Gap Enterprise Baptist Church, with Ralph Cordial officiating. Burial was in Bishop Family Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News

  
CALLIHAN, Evelyn (Whitt)
1953-2004
Funeral services will be held September 10, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Evelyn Callihan, 51, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, September 7 2004 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Callihan was born March 18, 1953, daughter of Dorothy Justice Whitt and the late Troy Whitt. She was a CNA for Perkins Rehabilitation Center. Surviving in addition to her mother are one daughter, Lee Ann Adams of Flat Gap, Ky.; two brothers, Troy Whitt, Jr. of Tomahawk, Ky., and Larry Whitt of Flat Gap, Ky.; two sisters, Sadie Vinson of Richwood, Ohio, and Delilah Muncy of Milo, Ky.; one granddaughter. The service will be officiated by Steve Rose, with burial in the Whitt Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.08 2004

   
CANTRELL, Arthur B.
Died: Saturday, September 04, 2004
Age: 85
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arthur B. Cantrell, 85, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Sept. 4. Born Nov. 8, 1918, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Loman and Lizzie Rowland Cantrell. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lexie Mae Cantrell. Survivors include three daughters, Betty May, Carol Cantrell, and Janie Caudill, all of Flat Gap; two sons, David Cantrell of Flat Gap, and Danny Wayne Cantrell of Urbana, Ohio; three brothers, Bill Cantrell of Oil Springs, Hubert Cantrell of Lexington, and Loman Cantrell Jr. of Ohio; four sisters, Peggy Cantrell and Ellen Cantrell, both of Flat Gap, Jane Stapleton of Franklin, Ohio, and Frances Lutz of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Mitchell Spradlin and Willis G. Estep officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.9 2004

  
CAUDILL, Debbie Sue
Died: Friday, September 10, 2004
Age: 48
JOHNSON COUNTY — Debbie Sue Caudill, 48, of Sitka, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 30, 1956, in Urbana, Ohio, she was a daughter of Willis Caudill and the late Lizzie Ellen Castle Caudill. She was a cook. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Caudill. Additional survivors include three brothers, James E. Caudill of Thealka, Terry Ray Caudill of Sitka, and John Castle of West Jefferson, Ohio; and two sisters, Barb Caudill and Nancy Bush, both of Sitka. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 13, at Sitka Free Will Baptist Church, Sitka, with Jim McKenzie, Bob Lyons, and Darrin Rice officiating. Burial was in Caudill Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
CAUDILL, Maxie (Click)
Died: Friday, September 24, 2004
Age: 90
JOHNSON COUNTY — Maxie Click Caudill, 90, of Swamp Branch, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 at St. Joe Hospital, Lexington. Born Feb. 14, 1914, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Ada Conley Click. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Caudill, in 1985; a son, Herbert Caudill; six brothers, Elzie Click, Eugene Click, Jerry Click, Leonard Click, Murel Click and Amos Click; and a sister, Malta Caudill. Survivors include two sons, Chester Caudill of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Kenneth Caudill of Swamp Branch; four sisters, Okie Conley of Carey, Ohio, Rushie Spears and Neva Jo Blanton, both of Swamp Branch, and Mary Lee Ramey of Shelby, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Herbert Arms, and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Pete Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
CASTLE, Gladys Marie (Holbrook)
1928-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church at Little Mud Lick for Gladys Marie Holbrook Castle, 76, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Thursday, September 9 2004. Mrs. Castle was born September 1, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Winfield Sr. and Audrey Marie Montgomery Holbrook. She was retired from American Standard. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Margaret Davis. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Castle Jr. of Hager Hill, Ky.; one son, Gary Michael Castle of Thelma, Ky.; five brothers, John Lewis, Winfield Jr., and David Edward Holbrook, all of Van Lear, Ky., Kenneth Eugene and Jimmy Roger Holbrook, both of Davis Branch of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Alice Jewell Collins of Fairland, Va., and Rebecca Ann Conley of Luray, Va.; one grandson, Michael Allen Castle of Meally, Ky. The service was officiated by Doug Crider, Wendell Ison, Jimmy Price and Larry Blair, with burial in the Holbrook Family Cemetery on Davis Branch at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.15 2004

 
CLIFTON, Janet Sue (Brown)
Died: Friday, September 10, 2004
Age: 58
INDIANA — Janet Sue Clifton, 58, of Wabash, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at her residence. She was born May 27, 1946, in Johnson County. Survivors include her husband, Billy E. Clifton of Wabash; two sons, Billy E. Clifton and James Robert Clifton, both of Wabash; a brother, James Brown of Auxier; and two sisters, Anna Lois Wilson of Ashland, and Carol Burchett of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Clifton Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.15 2004

 
COMBS, George Eric
Died: Friday, September 03, 2004
Age: 46
JOHNSON COUNTY — George Eric Combs, 46, of Wittensville, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 in Russell. Born Aug. 8, 1958, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late George and Erline Stapleton Combs. He was a former welding instructor with Mayo State Vocational Technical School, Belfry. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Combs. Survivors include two sons, Jarrid Ashley Combs of River and Justin Derick Combs of Wittensville; and three sisters, Kim Combs, Deborah Combs and Gina Williams, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery, Wittensville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.9 2004

 
DANIEL, Jeff Jr.
Died: Monday, September 13, 2004
Age: 87
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jeff Daniel Jr., 87, a resident of Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jefferson and Vina Belcher Daniel. He was a retired carpenter and a WW II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Serenia Saddler Daniel. Survivors include a son, Leon Daniel of Paintsville; two sisters, Anna Ruth Daniel of Nippa, and Sara Browning of Georgia; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Daniel Family Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
ESTEP, David Phillip
1937-2004
Funeral services were held at Cold Springs Church for David Phillip Estep, 66, of Tucson, Ariz., who passed away Sunday, August 22 2004. Mr. Estep was born October 23, 1937 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late C.W. and Lexie (Phillips) Estep. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kevin. Surviving are his wife, Rita Rich Estep; one son, Kenny (Michelle) of Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter, Kim (Rick) of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers, Freelin, Charles, Alford, and James, all of Ohio; three sisters, Gusta of Kentucky., Maxine and Rita both of Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Kory, Kyle, Devin, Daniel, Tyler, David, Travis, Kristen, Sierra, and Austin, all of Tucson, Ariz.; also a host of nieces, nephews and friends. After the service, burial was in the Sheridan Estep Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.15 2004

  
FITZWATER, James William "Bill"
Died: Thursday, September 02, 2004
Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY — James William "Bill" Fitzwater, 67, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 22, 1937, in Clark County, Ohio, he was a son of Carrie Ballenger and the late Stanley Nelson Fitzwater. He was a maintenance employee with Prestonsburg Community College and a U. S. Navy veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Virginia Sue Hensley Fitzwater of Paintsville; three daughters, Sheryl Lynette Pemberton of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Tonika Darlene Sluss and Bonika Sueann McCoy, both of Paintsville; four sisters, Nancy Laufler of San Diego, Calif., Gail Baine of Zenia, Ohio, and Edith Lisch and Patricia Parkinson, both of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 5, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Gary Michael Roe officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.9 2004

 
GIBSON, Brenda Kaye (Brown)
Died: Friday, September 03, 2004
Age: 45
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Brenda Kaye Brown Gibson, 45, of Salyersville, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 20, 1958, in Jackson, Mich., she was a daughter of Kathleen McKenzie Brown and the late Allen Brown. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jerry Lynn Evilsizor; and a brother, Aaron Roy Brown. Additional survivors include her husband, Jimmy Gibson of Salyersville; a daughter, Nancy Kaye Evilsizor of Sturgiss, Mich.; six brothers, Allen Ray Brown of West Liberty, Own Brown of Salyersville, Lennie Brown of Stanton, Curtis Brown of Jackson, Mich., Alvin Brown of Clay City, Tenn., and Dwayne Brown of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Linda Faye Crisp of Orlando, Fla., Karen Mae Williams of Clay City, and Mary Evelyn Bennet of Sherwood, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Old Philadelphia Tabernacle Church, Salyersville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Limestone Branch, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.9 2004

   
HERRERA, Rose Marie (Butcher)
Died: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Age: 48
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rose Marie Herrera, 48, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 15, 1956, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ashley and Nora Webb Butcher. She was a CNA with Salyersville. Survivors include her husband, Theodore "Pete" Herrera of Van Lear; a daughter, Venesha Marie Butcher of Van Lear; eight brothers, Harold Butcher, Foley Butcher, Chester Butcher, Sheldon Butcher, Gene Butcher, Charles Butcher, Randell Butcher, and Darrell Butcher, all of Van Lear; two sisters, Lorene Hall of Wabash, Ind., and Norina Hackworth of Prestonsburg; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gary Smith officiating. Burial was in Butcher Family Cemetery, Daniels Creek, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
KESTNER, Elzie
1917-2004
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Elzie Kestner, 87, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Sunday, September 5 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Kestner was born May 26, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Malchom and Clara Colvin Kestner. He was a laborer. Surviving are his wife, Alliene Beatrice Blair Kestner; seven sons, Ronald Kestner of Meally, Ky., Donald and Timothy Jake, and Harry Douglas Kestner, all of Hager Hill, Ky., Paul J. Kestner of Collista, Ky., Elzie Lee Kestner of Sitka, Ky., and Clifford D. Kestner of Keaton, Ky.; four daughters, Lil Young of Tutor Key, Ky., Beatrice Warrix and Sebrena Kestner, both of Hager Hill, Ky., and Christine Bowens of Pikeville, Ky.; one brother, Harold Kestner of W. Van Lear, Ky.; one sister, Dixie Conley of Hager Hill, Ky.; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Jeff Burchett and Joe Adkins, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.08 2004

 
KINNER, Douglas Clarkston
1932-2004
 Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Douglas Clarkston Kinner, 72, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, September 21 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Kinner was born January 14, 1932 in Lawrence County, Ky., son of the late Delbert and Velma Dixon Kinner. He was a salesman. Surviving are his wife, Betty Castle Kinner of Thealka, Ky.; one son, David (Teresa) Kinner of Thealka, Ky.; one daughter, Kim (Brian) Blanton of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, Don Kinner of Paintsville, Ky., and Dan Kinner of Lodi, Ohio; two sisters, Ada Stepp of Inez, Ky., and Birtha Web of Florida; three grandchildren, Dewayne, Kayla and Zachery. The service was officiated by Gary Blair and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park
at Staffordsville, Ky. Auxier Chapter 18 of the D.A.V. conducted military services at the gravesite. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.24 2004 

  
LOONEY, Naomi
Died: Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY — Naomi C. Looney, 78, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 23, 1926, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late James K. Polk and Dollie May Clevinger. She was the owner of Dairy Cheer Restaurant and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Looney, in 1995. Survivors include a son, Danny B. Looney of Franklin, Tenn.; two daughters, Donna Castle of Wittensville, and Ginger Schal of Prospect; two brothers, Marvin Clevinger and Paul Blake Clevinger, both of Belcher; three sisters, Ruth Ratliff, Mildred Ivel Clevinger, and Jesse Faye Potter, all of Belcher; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 25, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
MCCARTY, Maxie
Died: Saturday, September 11, 2004
Age: 73
Johnson County — Maxie Mccarty, 73, Of Oil Springs, Died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 At Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 12, 1931, In Oil Springs, She Was A Daughter Of The Late Nora Curtis And Halleck Mccarty. Survivors Include Two Sisters, Mary Ward Of Oil Springs, And Helen Lemaster Of Plain City, Ohio; And A Brother, Joe Mccarty. Funeral Services Were Tuesday, Sept. 14, At Lowgap United Baptist Church With Elders Frankie Williams, Ray Mccarty, Danny Williams, And Sammy Reed Officiating. Burial Was In Halleck Mccarty Cemetery, Oil Springs, Under Direction Of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.15 2004

 
McKENZIE, Olga (Honaker)
1922-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, 12 noon at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Olga McKenzie, 81, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Friday, September 10 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. McKenzie was born December 12, 1922 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Ernest and Mrytle Ramey Honaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George W. McKenzie. Surviving are four sons, James McKenzie of Paintsville, Ky., Harold and David McKenzie, both of West Van Lear, Ky., and Ernest McKenzie of Van Lear, Ky.; one daughter, Sandra Moore of Springfield, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Robert McDavid, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.15 2004

  
MEEK, Wilma N.
1925-2004
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, 11 a.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church for Wilma N. Meek, 79, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Sunday, September 19 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Meek was born August 7, 1925 in Lynch, Ky., daughter of the late Herman and Locia Murphy Proctor. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luster Meek. Surviving are two sons, Luster Meek of Flat Rock, Mich., and James Meek of East Point, Ky.; five daughters, Helen Joslin of Flat Rock, Mich., Locia Jean Lang of Indian River, Mich., Betty Ward of Boons Camp, Ky., Linda Leffler of Ashland, Ky., and Tammy Ratliff of Boons Camp, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Claude Mollette and Glen Penix, with burial in the Meek Family Cemetery on Preston Ridge Road at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.24 2004

 
MURRAY, Ann (Conley)
Died: Saturday, September 11, 2004
Age: 83
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ann Murray, 83, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at her residence. Born April 8, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Troy and Myral Conley. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Murray, in 2003. Survivors include four sons, Hurston Murray of Flat Gap, Larry Murray of Kernersville, Tenn., Charles T. Smith of Florida, and Carl Douglas Murray of Thealka; two daughters, Patricia Cantrell Cyrus of Columbus, Ohio, and Billie Jean Litteral Music of Paintsville; five half sisters; 13 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Jones Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.15 2004

 
MUSIC, Delbert
Died: Monday, September 20, 2004
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Delbert Music, 73, of Boons Camp, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004 at his residence. Born Aug. 13, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dallas Music and Flora Perkey. Survivors include a son, Dennis Music of Wheelwright; a stepson, Gary Pauley of Lowmansville; two stepdaughters, Floetta Pauley of Lovely and Debra Jarvis of Louisa; and a brother, Dola Music of Boons Camp. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial will be in Music Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2004

 
NELSON, Vera Helen (Jasper)
1920-2004
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11 at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home for Vera Helen Jasper Nelson, 83, of Lexington, Ky., who passed away Saturday, September 4 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Nelson was born September 21, 1920 in Van Lear, Ky., daughter of the late Robert Parks and Mary Ann Carr Corbin Jasper. She was a homemaker and an employee with Irving Air Chutes and Wolf Wile Dept. Store in Lexington, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Okie Earl Nelson Sr.; two sisters, Agnes Muir Jasper Rucker and Alta Mae Jasper Smith; five brothers, Sylvester, Jimmy, Ladd, Robert P. Jr., and Charles M. Jasper. Surviving are three sons, Okie Earl Nelson Jr., James Samuel “Sam” (Cristita) Nelson, and Steven Eugene “Steve” Nelson, all of Lexington, Ky.; one daughter, Linda Kay Nelson of Lexington, Ky.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; longtime friend, Wenda Owen of Lexington, Ky. Interment was at the Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.15 2004

 
PICKLESIMER, Ralph
Died: Saturday, September 11, 2004
Age: 80
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ralph Picklesimer, 80, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. Born March 17, 1924, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Virgie Blair Picklesimer. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Mary Cochran Picklesimer of Oil Springs; two sons, Emery Gerald "Pete" Picklesimer, and Ralph Edward "Ed" Picklesimer of Richmond; four daughters, Sandra Kaye Price, and Janet Marie Butcher, both of Oil Springs, Eva Marie McCarty of Staffordsville, and Phyllis Dianne Picklesimer of Hustonville; two brothers, Ivin J. Picklesimer, of Sidney, Ill., and John Wayne Picklesimer of Raceland; two sisters, Carrie Marie Stalder of New Vienna, Ohio, and Eva Lee Barber of Yelm, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Lowgap United Baptist Church with Elders Sammy Reed, Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, and Melvin Wright officiating. Burial was in Cochran Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.15 2004

 
PICKLESIMER, Walter L.
Died: Thursday, September 16, 2004
Age: 94
FLORIDA — Walter L. Picklesimer, 94, of Orange City, Fla., formerly of Johnson County, died Sept. 16 2004 at Oakwood Garden in DeLand, Fla. Born May 18, 1910, in Paintsville, he was a retired federal government engineer and former teacher in the Johnson County School District. He is survived by his wife, Audra Picklesimer; a son, Earl Picklesimer of Delaware, Ohio; two daughters, Joan Cameron of Orange City, and Patricia Weitzel of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five brothers, Hubert Picklesimer of Swords Creek, Va., Willis Picklesimer of Carey, Ohio, Homer Picklesimer of Volga, and Hansel Picklesimer and Estill Picklesimer, both of Fort Pierce, Fla.; three sisters, Juanita Bell of Wheeling, W.Va., Ann Monroe of Simpsonville, S.C., and Betty Garey of Volga; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sept. 19 at Lankford Funeral Home, Orange City, with burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Orange City. Big Sandy News

    
STAPLETON, James Earl
Died: Saturday, September 25, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Earl Stapleton, 76, of Volga, died Saturday, Sept. 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 11, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of Emma Stapleton and the late Noah Stapleton. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Irene Salyer Stapleton of Volga; a son, Gary Stapleton of Tutor Key; a daughter, Karen Music of Flat Gap; a brother, William Stapleton of Flat Gap; four sisters, Betty Thompson of Sitka, Hattie Auxier of Paintsville, and Mary Perciful and Judy O'Bryan, both of Flat Gap; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2004

   
SWINEY, Jimmy Lee “Poke Root”
1947-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 10, 2 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home for Jimmy Lee “Poke Root” Swiney, 57, of Elkhorn City, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, September 7 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Swiney was born January 21, 1947 in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Lester and Lakie Damron Swiney. He was a Vietnam veteran and a coal truck driver.  Surviving are his ex-wife, Anna Mae Conley Swiney of Elkhorn City, Ky.; one son, John Michael Swiney of Elkhorn City, Ky.; one brother, Eddie Swiney of Breaks, Va.; three sisters, Marie Maynard of Hager Hill, Ky., Judy Borders of Leeburg, Fla., and Mary Radcliff of Thelma, Ky. The service will be officiated by Harry Neal Frisby, with burial in the Swiney Family Cemetery on Center Creek at Elkhorn City, Ky. D.A.V. Chapter 140 of Elkhorn City will be performing military rites. Arrangements under the direction of the Bailey Funeral Home of Elkhorn City, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.08 2004


WARD, Clifford Ray
1944-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 10, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Clifford Ray Ward, 60, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, September 7 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Ward was born February 6, 1944 in Knott County, Ky., son of Ruby Sellers Ward and the late Henry Ward. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Dean Ward and one sister, Mary Ruth Ward. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Margie Vanhoose Ward; two sons, William Gregory and Randy, both of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Tammy Lynn of Paintsville, Ky.; five brothers, Ralph, Coy, Johnnie, Kenneth, and Joey Ward, all of Tennessee; two sisters, Della Sailor of Lexington, Ky., and Diane Lemaire of Tennessee; five grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Rick Ratliff, with burial following in the Ward Cemetery on Boyd Branch in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.08 2004

  
WARD, George Jr.
Died: Monday, September 27, 2004
Age: 82
JOHNSON COUNTY — George Ward Jr., 82, of River, died Monday, Sept. 27, at Paintsville. Born July 19, 1922, he was a son of the late George Sr. and Annie Ward Ward. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Lavina Ward Ward of River; a daughter, Lois Ward Stambaugh of River; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 30, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John Sparks officiating. Masonic services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 29, by Chandlerville Lodge 858. Burial was in Ward Family Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.01 2004

 
WIREMAN, Malcum
Died: Thursday, September 23, 2004
Age: 88
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Malcum Wireman, 88, of Gunlock, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 19, 1915, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Fielding and Lourine Shepherd Wireman. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roxie Collins; eight brothers, Adam Wireman, Elzie Wireman, Thomas Wireman, Columbus Wireman, Jessie Wireman, Jonah Wireman, Jake Wireman, and Ashland Wireman; a daughter, Polly Ann Wireman; and three sons, Ronald Wireman, Malcum Wireman Jr., and Willie Wireman; and a step-son, Lefty Miller. Survivors include his second wife, Ethel Hale Wireman of Gunlock; four sons, Ondie Wireman of Hueys-ville, Donald Wireman and Rick Wireman, both of Waldo, and Larry Wireman of Worthington; six daughters, Armine Whitaker, Farlie Wireman, Carrie Joseph, and Violet Pitts, all of Waldo, Mary Lou Justice of Ashland, and Mollie Sturgill of Tazewell, Tenn.; 46 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ted Shannon and Paul Smith officiating. Burial was in Wireman Cemetery, Waldo, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.01 2004

    
YOUNG, Arbie Lee
Died: Sunday, September 19, 2004
Age: 69
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Arbie Lee Young, 69, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Dec. 4, 1934, in Garret, he was a son of the late Sam and Mary Lucille Ford Young. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of First Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Lois Young of Lowmansville; three daughters, Valeria Young Akers of Ulysses, Daina Young of Sandusky, Ohio, and Lisa Marie Young of Lowmansville; two sons, Ricky Lee Young of Beverly Hill, Fla., and Arbie Lee Young Jr. of Lowmansville; four sisters, Irene Young, Janice Lowe, and Ethel Sue Green, all of Dunlap, Tenn., and Mary Stocker of Alanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at First Church of God, Lowmansville, with Bros. Doug Kestner and Bill Maxie officiating. Burial will be in Young Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2004 



OCTOBER - 2004

ADAMS, Billy Ray Adams Jr.
1969-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2 p.m. at the Knox Funeral Home in Barbourville, Ky., for Billy Ray Adams Jr., 35, husband of Patti McDonald Adams, formerly of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, October 13 2004 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Adams was born in West Van Lear, Ky., son of Jean Blair Adams and the late Billy Ray Adams Sr. Following the service, burial will be in the Carty Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home of Barbourville, Ky. (A full obituary will be published in the Wednesday, October 20 paper). Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.15 2004

 
BECHULHIMER, Anna Jewell (Conley)
2004
Anna Jewell Bechulhimer, age 85 , of Columbus, passed away thursday, October 7, 2004. She was a retired bookkeeper for the State of Ohio and then worked for the Leukemia Society. She was a devout lifelong Christian and member of Fairfield Baptist Church, Thurston, Ohio. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. She is a widow of 31 years to the Rev. Orion Bechulhimer and was also preceded in death by her mother and father, Dora Meade Conley and Benjamin Franklin Conley, brothers, Conrad, Byron, Ray and Herschel Conley, sisters, Lexie Dixon, Merle Fairchild, Florence Meade, and Fern Lyons. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Brenda Bechulhimer ; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John Michael and Karen Bechulhimer ; great-granddaughter, Grace Meriah Beculhimer ; sisters, Ruth McKenzie and Hazel Johnson. Her family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main St.,Reynoldsburg. Also at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville,Kentucky on Sunday. Her service will be on Monday at Skaggstown Baptist Church, with internment to follow.

 
BURCHETT, James Ochel "Hoosie"
Died: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY James Ochel "Hoosie" Burchett, 73, of Stambaugh, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Aug. 18, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late George Hamilton "Ham" and Hassie Stambaugh Burchett. He was an ambulance driver and owner. Survivors include a son, Jim Burchett of Stambaugh; four daughters, Marina Burchett and Yvonne McCarty, both of Stambaugh, and Carolyn Fyffe and Lisa Daniel, both of Sitka; a sister, Shirley Ratliff of Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.03 2004

   
CANTRELL, Angie (Fyffe)
Died: Friday, October 01, 2004
Age: 83
NORTH CAROLINA — Angie Cantrell, 83, of Pittsboro, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C. Born April 8, 1921, at Flat Gap, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Bessie Castle Fyffe. She was a homemaker and a cook with Flat Gap High School, and attended Emmaus Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Ray Cantrell, in 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Blackmon of Pittsboro; a son, Larry Cantrell of Lake Worth, Fla.; three sisters, Irene Kitchen and Nora Redman, both of Ohio, and Pauline Wheeler of Blaine; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 4, at Emmaus Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial was in Chatham Memorial Park under direction of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 South Boylan, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.06 2004

   
CANTRELL, Margaret (Hayes)
Died: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Age: 82
JOHNSON COUNTY — Margaret Hayes Cantrell, 82, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 6, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Jessie Daniel Hayes. She was a domestic. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cantrell, in 1976; and two daughters, Alice Mae Cantrell and Geneva Cantrell. Survivors include two sons, Charles Edward Cantrell and John Cantrell Jr., both of Staffordsville; a daughter, Virginia Ann Cantrell Stewart of Churchville, Va.; four brothers, Claude Edward Hayes of Springfield, Ohio, Guss Hayes Jr., Glen Brock Hayes, and Johnny Thomas Hayes, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Sallie Dean Hayes Castle of Mt. Gillian, Ohio, and Mabel Marie Hayes Young of Estabula, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Harold Keaton officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.28 2004

   
CASTLE, Ulysses "Boss"
Died: Sunday, October 03, 2004
Age: 82
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ulysses "Boss" Castle, 82, of Naples, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at Manor Care Health Ser-Lakewood, Naples. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late John and Gertrude Preston Castle. He was a pipefitter and a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Castle; and a son, John Castle. Survivors include four daughters, Kim Zee Castle of Paintsville, Diana Flanigan of Prestonsburg, and Paula Castle and Loutishia Castle, both of Naples; a sister, Jewell Egner of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Harold Conley and James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.11 2004

 
CAUDILL, Debra Sue (Castle)
Died: Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Age: 54
JOHNSON COUNTY — Debra Sue Castle Caudill, 54, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Born Sept. 5, 1950, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pina Fletcher Castle. She was employed with Wal-Mart Pharmacy. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Anna Jewell Caudill and Debbie Sue Caudill; four sisters; and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Willis Caudill of Sitka; three sons, John Castle and Terry Caudill, both of West Jefferson, Ohio, and James Caudill of Thealka; two daughters, Nancy Bush and Barb Caudill, both of Sitka; seven sisters, Edna Arms of East Point, Elizabeth "Libby" Castle of Sitka, Mildred Roberts and Faye Castle, both of Urbana, Ohio, Juanita Copas of South Vienna, Ohio, Margaret Salyers of Thealka, and Betty Stambaugh of Stambaugh; four brothers, Ernest "Cracker Bill" Castle of Thealka, Franklin Castle of Ulysses, Terry Castle of Tutor Key, and Joe Castle of West Jefferson; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 23, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, Sitka, with Jim McKenzie, Bob Lyons, Darren Rice, and Stan Burchett officiating. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.28 2004

 
COLLINS, Jean Ann (Brown)
Died: Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Age: 56
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Jean Ann Brown Collins, 56, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at her residence. Born Nov. 11, 1947, in Rockchester, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Joe C. Sr. and Helen Olive Shaw Brown. She was a member of Salyersville Trinity Full Gospel Church. Survivors include a son, David Ray Collins of Salyersville; two daughters, Rhonda Jean Arnett and Reagena Ann Hall, both of Salyersville; a brother, Joe Brown Jr. of La Porte, Ind.; five sisters, Connie Hammonds, Rita Grey, and Dawn Marie McCullouth, all of La Porte, Ind., Kathy Needham of South Bend, Ind., and Peggy Brown of Cambridge, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Oct. 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Howard Connelley and Darrell Howard officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2004

 
CONLEY, Harold DeRice
Died: Friday, October 08, 2004
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harold DeRice Conley, 76, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 27, 1927, in Barnetts Creek, he was a son of the late Charley and Elva Rice Conley. He was a truck driver with Ashland Oil and a US Marine Korean Conflict veteran. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Milton Conley and Marcus Eugene Conley. Survivors include his wife, Helen Imogene Conley of Oil Springs; a daughter, Nina Conley of Lexington, two brothers, Charles Conley of Oil Springs, and Richard Conley of Staffordsville; and two sisters, Edna Carol Knox of Fairborn, Ohio, and Arlene Blair of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William P. Perkins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2004

  
DAVIS, Howard V.
1930-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, 1 p.m. at the Childers Funeral Home for Howard V. Davis, 74, of Sumter, Fla., who passed away Thursday, October 7 2004 at his residence. Mr. Davis was the son of the late John D. and Ethel Jennings Davis. He was a retired businessman. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Sterling Davis. Surviving are three sisters, Cory Fairchild of Hurricane, W.Va., Arbutus Music of Sharon, Tenn., and Jean McLaughlin of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The service was officiated by Wayne Price, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.13 2004

 
ESTEP, Joann (Curtis)
1941-2004
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 13, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joann Curtis Estep, 63, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, October 10 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Estep was born April 14, 1941 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Flem and Ethel Blanton Curtis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Estep. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Ann Fairchild of Staffordsville, Ky.; one brother, Johnny Curtis of Flat Gap, Ky.; two sisters, Gertrude Fairchild of Staffordsville, Ky., and Sue Curtis of Paintsville, Ky.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by John Back, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.15 2004

   
FANNIN, Marvin Jr.
Died: Friday, October 15, 2004 Age: 50
JOHNSON COUNTY
Marvin Fannin Jr., 50, of Inez, died Friday, Oct. 15, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 27, 1953, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Marvin Sr., and Margaret Price. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Fletcher Fannin of Inez; a son, Marvin Ray Fannin, US Army; a step-son, Amos Staton, Jr. of Martin County; a daughter, Stephanie Sexton of Johnson County; two step-daughters, Anita Stacy and Amanda Preston, both of Inez; eight brothers, Randall Fannin of Hager Hill, Curt Fannin of Prestonsburg, Wayne Fannin and Kenny Fannin, both of Van Lear, Benjamin Fannin of Boons Camp, Scottie Fannin of Conway, Ark., and Brian Fannin and Roger Fannin, both of Thealka; two sisters, Martha Coleman and Dorothy Hayden; five grandchildren; and seven step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 18, at Meally Freewill Baptist Church with Dean Kilgore and Carl Crum officiating. Burial was in Fletcher and Jude Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.22 2004

 
FITCH, Irene  (Cantrell)
Died: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Age: 90
JOHNSON COUNTY — Irene Fitch, 90, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 3, 1914, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Fairchild Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Fitch. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Sue Daniel of Hager Hill and Jean McKenzie of Thelma; a brother, Henry Cantrell of Berea; a sister, Garnett Preston of Hager Hill; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 22, at Phelps&Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Toby Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cantrell Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Phelps&Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.22 2004

 
HALL, William "Bill"
Died: Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Age: 79
JOHNSON COUNTY — William (Bill) Hall, 79, of Auxier, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1925, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Lonnie and Maggie Spears Hall. He was a WW II veteran and a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Preston; a daughter, Anita Wallace of Auxier; a brother, Jack Ray Hall of New Albany, Ind.; a sister, Lorrain Crowson of Severville, Tenn.; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 15, at Phelps&Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Paul David Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Hall Family Cemetery under the direction of Phelps&Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.15 2003

 
HANNAH, Glennis
Died: Thursday, October 07, 2004
Age: 42
JOHNSON COUNTY — Glennis Hannah, 42, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Oct. 7 2004. Born June 11, 1962, in Johnson County, he was a son of Rushie Fairchild Hannah of Paintsville and the late Jack Hannah. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Carol Hannah. Additional survivors include five brothers, Dave Blair, Ronnie Ratliff, and Randall Hannah, all of Paintsville, Darrell Hannah of Staffordsville, and Delbert Hannah of Lowmansville; and two sisters, Bonnie Sexton of Staffordsville, and Joyce Ann Hannah of Wittensville. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
HANNAH, Joann (Curtis)
Died: Sunday, October 10, 2004
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — Joann Curtis Estep, 63, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 14, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Flem and Ethel Blanton Curtis. She was a domestic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Estep. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Ann Fairchild of Staffordsville; a brother, Johnny Curtis of Flat Gap; two sisters, Gertrude Fairchild of Staffordsville and Sue Curtis of Paintsville; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Back officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.15 2003

 
HUGHES, Gladys (Stambaugh)
Died: Thursday, October 07, 2004
Age: 88
FLOYD COUNTY — Gladys Stambaugh Hughes, 88, of Ocala, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at Palm Gardens of Ocala. Born May 22, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Norris and Malta Caudill Stambaugh. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Ocala. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Thurman Hughes.  Survivors include four sons, Ret. Col. John Delmar Hughes of Lexington, Lowell T. Hughes and Francis Carroll Hughes, both of Ocala, and Paul Phillip Hughes of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 11, at Carter Funeral Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Charles Heater officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2004

 
LAMB, Margaret Jean (Welch)
1932-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 6, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Margaret Jean Welch Lamb, 71, of Palatka, Fla., who passed away Sunday, October 3 2004 at King’s Daughters Regional Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Lamb was born October 17, 1932 at Whitehouse, Ky., daughter of the late Mart and Esther Butcher Welch. She was a retired critical care nurse with Flagler Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert D. Lamb. Surviving are two sons, Craig Booth of Columbus, Ohio, and Darren Spears of Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Earletta Meade of Van Lear, Ky., Londa Meek of Whitehouse, Ky., Darla Stroud of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Marta Montoya of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Mart Ray and Merlin Jay Welch; one sister, Melda Wiley; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Tommy Meade and Charlie Wiley, with burial following in the Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.6 2004

 
MEADE, Helen (Ward)
Died: Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Age: 69
JOHNSON COUNTY — Helen Meade, 69, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born July 11, 1935, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Virginia Hall Ward. She was a retired social worker with the Johnson County Health Department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruby Lee Meade. Survivors include a son, Gary Meade of Paintsville; a sister, Joann Castle of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.11 2004

 
MOLLETTE, John R.
Died: Saturday, October 02, 2004
Age: 87
JOHNSON COUNTY — John R. Mollette, 87, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, Oct. 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 18, 1917, at Boons Camp, he was a son of the late Edd and Rose Dutton Mollette. He was an Ohio state hospital worker and a U. S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Maddox Mollette of Boons Camp; a son, Gene Douglas Mollette of Thelma; a step-son, John Kennedy of West Virginia; a step- daughter, Edith Drnest of Lincoln, Neb.; a brother, Frank Mollette of Boons Camp; a sister, Buena Dutton of Boons Camp; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Gene Mollette officiating. Burial was in Gene Mollette Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.06 2004

 
PELPHREY, Alex JR.
1922-2004
Alex Pelphrey Jr., age 82 of West Jefferson, passed away October 6 2004 in his residence. after a long illness. He was born May 24 1922 in Johnson County Ky., the son of the late Alex Pelphrey Sr., and Elizabeth Castle Pelphrey. Alex was a former employee of Jaeger Machine Co and had retired from General Motors. In 1960 he became a christian and served many years as deacon and Sunday School Superintendent of the first Baptist Church in West Jefferson, he also was an associate member and deacon of the Russell Park Baptist Church of Ft. Meyers, Fla. He was a member of the original volunteer firefighters of West Jefferson and served one term on the West Jefferson Board of Education. During World War II he was a U.S. Navy Parachute Rigger First Class. Alex is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Ward) Pelphrey, 2 sons, Gary Pelphrey and Mark (Amy) Pelphrey, all of West Jefferson; 5 grandchildren, Crystal (Phillip) Linville of Grove City, Richie (Trisha) Wise of Columbus, Lindsay and Alissa Pelphrey of Columbus, Cassady Pelphrey of West Jefferson. 3 step- grandchildren, Scott, Christian, and Justin Jacobs; 4 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Page Linville, Gage and Tatum Wise. His parents 2 sisters, Myrtle Pelphrey and Bertha Conley and a brother Elvin Pelphrey preceded him in death. Family and Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday October 8 in the Rader McDonald Funeral Home 1355 West Main St. West Jefferson. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday October 9 in the West Jefferson First Baptist Church with Rev. Glade May officiating. Burial and Military Gravesite Service will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Hospital Home Hospice, or the Youth Dept. of the West Jefferson First Baptist Church.

   
PHILLIPS, Lowell Douglas
Died: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Age: 90
KENTUCKY — Lowell Douglas Phillips, 90, of Lexington, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born March 6, 1914, in Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Meredith and Nettie Hall Phillips. He was a general warehouse manager with Island Creek Coal Company. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Walters Phillips of Lexington; a son, Lowell D. Phillips of Hurricane, W. Va.; a brother, Eugene Phillips of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Bob Baldridge officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.03 2004

  
PICKLESIMER, Martin
Died: Thursday, October 14, 2004
Age: 87
OHIO — Martin Picklesimer, 87, of Thornville, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Hospital, Carroll, Ohio. Born Dec. 2, 1916, in Barnetts Creek, he was a son of the late Smith and Chloe Reed Picklesimer. He was a self-employed real estate broker and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Tackett Picklesimer; two daughters, Jane Brady of Granville, Ohio, and Judia McCabe of Rockbridge, Ohio; a son, Jay Picklesimer of Pleasantville, Ohio; three sisters, Emerald Salyer of Paintsville, Victoria Williams of Plymouth, Ind., and Maxine Oliver of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Roy Maple and Robert Collins, and Elder Tiny Breeding. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.20 2004

      
PRESTON, Guy W. Sr.
Died: Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Age: 74
JOHNSON COUNTY — Guy W. Preston Sr., 74, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 3, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late L.T. and Nola Jane Lemaster Preston. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Bowling Preston, in 1997. Survivors include thee sons, Jeff Preston of Hager Hill, Guy Preston Jr. of Louisa, and Joe Preston of East Point; a daughter, Vanessa Dheel of West Van Lear; a brother, Ray T. Preston of West Van Lear; three sisters, Helen McDowell of Dayton, Ohio, Callie Price of Akron, Ohio, and Floretta McKenzie of Van Lear; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 10, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Terry Conley and Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial was in Bowling-Preston Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2004

 
PRESTON, James Scott
Died: Saturday, October 02, 2004
Age: 58
JOHNSON COUNTY —James Scott Preston, 58, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at his residence. Born Oct. 15, 1945 in Johnson County, he was a son of Shirley Scott Preston of Paintsville and the late Hansel Preston. He was an attorney and former county attorney in Johnson County. Additional survivors include his wife, Cassy Mason Preston; a son, Heath Preston of Paintsville; a daughter, Lesley Preston Abbott of Ashland; a sister, Judy Vanhoose of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville with Donnie Patrick and John Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home and Phelps and Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Mayo Methodist by calling Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.06 2004

 
PRICE, Mitchel Neil
Died: Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Age: 51
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mitchel Neil Price, Jr., 51, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 29, 1953, in Johnson County, he was a son of Mitchel Neil and Bonnie Hughes Price. He was self-employed with Price Business Services and a member of Oil Springs Methodist Church. Additional survivors include a son, Mitchel Neil Price III of Jacksonville, N.C.; a step-son, John Austin, Jr. of Ashland; a daughter, Jo Anne Collins of Alexandria; and three sisters, Bonnie Houf of Madison, Miss., Shelia Wells of Georgetown, and Kimberly Miller of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, at Oil Springs Methodist Church with Vladi Spectoroy officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.03 2004

  
RAMEY, Thelma (Goble)
Died: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Age: 83
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thelma Ramey, 83, of East Point, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 24, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Elijah Pete and Carmie Music Goble. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ramey, in 1984. Survivors include a son, Willis Ramey of East Point; two daughters, Delores Ramey of East Point, and Anna Younce of River; a brother, Alvis Goble of Clyde, Ohio; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bro. Dave Flanery officiating, with burial in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.28 2004

  
RICE, Keith
Died: Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Age: 20
JOHNSON COUNTY — Keith Rice, 20, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born May 27, 1984, in Prestonsburg, he was a son of Kenny Dorton of Paintsville, and Lathania Faye Rice Dorton of Flat Gap. Additional survivors include three sisters, Tina Grim, Melissa Grim and Samantha Grim, all of Flat Gap. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joey Grim. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today Friday, Oct. 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Darrin Rice officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.11 2004

 
SPEARS, Lee Roy
1912-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Lee Roy Spears, 91, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, October 13 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Spears was born December 31, 1912 at Collista, Ky., son of the late Wilber and Ella Wiley Spears. He was a retired foreman with Princess Elkhorn Coal Company and a Bible school teacher at the Church of Christ in West Van Lear, Ky. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizbeth Spears. Surviving are one sister, Elva (Frank) Web of Paintsville, Ky.; friend, Virgie Adams of Hager Hill, Ky. The service will be officiated by Dave Flanery and Lowell Pelphrey, with burial following in the Wells- Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.15 2004

 
WARNER, Richard Eugene
Died: Sunday, October 10, 2004
Age: 62
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Richard Eugene Warner, 62, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Oct. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 3, 1942, in Michigan, he was a son of the late Ralph H. and Ada Mae Nev Warner. He was an employee with Oldsmobile and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Warner; and a sister, Rose Baldwin. Survivors include his wife, Joann Tower Warner of Salyersville; a son, Richard Eugene Warner Jr. of Michigan; three daughters, Debera Lynn Lemaster, Shalon Dee Glyn and Joylyn Ann Glynn, all of Michigan; two brothers, George Benjamin Warner and Lester Warner, both of Michigan; six sisters, Mary Schultz, Eleanor, Donna Warner, Susie Gray, Twila Garner, and Anna Coates, all of Michigan; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 15, at Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Warner Family Cemetery, Lacy Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.15 2003

 
WELLMAN, Paul D.
Died: Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Age: 73
FLORIDA — Paul D. Wellman, 73, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 at Marliere Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. Born Nov. 4, 1930, in Paintsville, he was a retired engineer from CSX Railroad in Tampa, of the Baptist faith, a Korean War Army veteran, a life member of American Legion Paradise Post, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Louise Wellman of New Port Richey; a daughter, Stacy Williams of Valrico, Fla.; a brother, William Wellman of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a sister, Marianna Mills of Springfield, Ohio; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 22, at Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey. Big Sandy News

 
WILLIAMS, Henry H.
Died: Sunday, October 17, 2004
Age: 81
FLOYD COUNTY — Henry H. Williams, 81, of Riceville, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 at his residence. Born July 1, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ellis and Bessie Ramey Williams. He was a retired steel worker for National Tube, Loraine, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Vanderpool Williams; a brother, Tommy Williams; and a sister, Thelma Cline. Survivors include a son, Ronnie Williams of Hippo; two daughters, Cherly Winland and Rita Spencer, both of West Virginia; a brother, Troy Williams of Virginia; a half- brother, Randall "Randy" Williams of Virginia; three half-sisters, Anna Mae of Texas, and Mary and Susie, both of Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Landmark Christian Church, Water Gap, Prestonsburg, with Kenneth Prater officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Riceville, Johnson County, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.20 2004

   
WILLIAMS, Vina (Spriggs)
Died: Saturday, October 02, 2004
Age: 88
JOHNSON COUNTY — Vina Williams, 88, of Meally, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. Born April 22, 1916, at Boons Camp, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Clara Pack Spriggs. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Williams, Sr.; and a son, Robert Williams, Jr. Survivors include five daughters, Anna Ruth Williams and Joan Williams, both of Meally, and Shelba Muncy, Wanda McCarty, and Betty Powers, all of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Alka Wells of Meally, several grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Robert Williams Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.06 2004

 
WILLIAMSON, Saul B.
Died: Sunday, October 24, 2004
Age: 80
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Saul B. Williamson, 80, of Martha, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born April 10, 1924, at River, he was a son of the late Maurice and Cynthia Meeks Williamson. Survivors include his wife, Clara Rose Meek Williamson of Martha; two sons, Hobert Williamson of Louisa, and Gordon Williamson of Sandy Hook; five daughters, Alice Thompson, Margaret Wells, Linda Wells, and Myra Young, all of Blaine, and Ida Fugitt of Ashland; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon, today, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.28 2004



NOVEMBER - 2004

BLACKBURN, Wilburn (Wig)
Died: Saturday, November 06, 2004 Age: 83
MARTIN COUNTY
Wilburn (Wig) Blackburn, 83, of Martin County, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 28, 1921, in Mingo County, W.Va., he was a son of the late Jasper and Bertha Jude Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inis Blackburn. Survivors include eight sons, John Blackburn of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Bobby, Woodrow and Dennis Blackburn, all of Columbus, Ohio, Elbie Blackburn of Louisa, Wilburn Blackburn of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Jimmy and Jack Blackburn, both of Inez; three daughters, Nanny Blackburn of Warfield, Donna Marcum of Inez and Ruth Alth of Florida; three brothers, Rosco Blackburn of Florida, Steve Blackburn of Warfield and Ernest Blackburn of Ohio; two sisters, Pauline Howell of Columbus, Ohio, and Olene Marcum of Westerville; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Lovely Freewill Baptist Church with Jack Marcum officiating. Burial was in Damron Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2004

   
BLANTON, Opal J.
Opal J. Blanton, age 83, of Fairborn,Ohio, passed away November 11, 2004, in Hospice of Dayton. She was born May 7, 1921 in Oil Springs,Kentucky, the daughter of Willie and Gracie (McCarty) Van Hoose. She retired from Maple View Apartments. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Janet Goodyk of Fairborn and Kathy and Mike Dickman of Evansville,Indiana , two sons, Gail Blanton of Dunedin,Florida and Avory Blanton of Fairborn ; three sisters, Hazel Reed of Flat Gap,Kentucky, Ola Fyffe of Red Bush,Kentucky and Imogene Cochran of New Carlisle,Ohio ; a brother, Marshall Van Hoose of New Lebanon,Ohio, seven grandchildren, Mike, Melissa, Cindy, Angela, Kelly, Mandy and Paul ; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ovid Blanton in 1967, a grandson, Kevin Blanton , a brother, Homer Van Hoose and a ster, Gypsy Colvin. Friends may call at the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn,Ohio, Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with Elder Freddie Preston officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

   
BLEVINS, Everett Riley Jr.
1944-2004
EVERETT RILEY BLEVINS JR., 79, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at 5:45 p.m., at his sister's residence in Wabash. He was born March. 25, 1925, in Johnson County, Ky. the son of Everett Riley and Sarah (Mann) Blevins Sr. He married Exier Butcher, Feb. 27, 1944, in Paintsville, Ky.; she died Oct. 7, 1982. He retired from General Tire of Wabash after 37 years. Formerly of rural Wabash, he moved to Fort Wayne in 1984. He is survived by three sons, Bill (Rosalee) Blevins, David Blevins and Donald Blevins, all of Fort Wayne; daughter, Joan (James) Keefer of Wabash; grandsons, Richard (Tammi) Keefer of Wabash, Anthony Keefer of Wabash, James Keefer of Indianapolis, Carlin (Barb) Blevins of Ossian, Kyle Blevins of Fort Wayne, Alexis (Sandra) Blevins of Lansing, Mich.; granddaughter, Anola Blevins of Fort Wayne; two great-granddaughters, Breanna Keefer of Wabash, Haley Marie Blevins of Ossian; five sisters, Josie Banks, Marie (Clarence) Tackett, Dixie (Fred) Tackett, Betty Johnson and Lora Mae (Terry) McGovern, all of Wabash; brother, Virgil (Betty) Blevins of Delaware, Ohio. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, Wabash, with the Rev. Charles Lyman officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Entombment at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.

   
BOGREES, Irene (McCormick)
1923-2004
Irene Bogrees, age 81, of Fairborn,Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2004 at Hospitality West in Xenia. She was born August 28, 1923 in Riceville,Kentucky, the daughter of Thomps and Mattie (Yeates) McCormick. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and Israel Bowlin of West Alexandria,Ohio and Jewell Faulkner of Fairborn ; a son, Roger Huff of Nippa,Kentucky ; a sister, Nellie Hyde of Arkansas ; two brothers, Charles McCormick of Oregon and Paul McCormick of California ; seven grandchildren , 13 great-grandchildren , seven great-great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Frankie Huff in 1975 and George Borgees, a grandson, Rodney Huff, a granddaughter, Irene Wilson, a sister, Erva Mae McCormick and a brother, Keith McCormick. Friends may call in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. main St.,Fairborn, Ohio, Monday, from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Huff Cemetary in Nippa,Kentucky at 2 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of Preston and Jones Funeral Home.

 
BROWN, Russell "Buster" Brown
Died: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Age: 85
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Russell "Buster" Brown, 85, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 4, 1919, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Burns and Emma Howard Brown. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Whitt Brown; a step-son, Bobby E. Slusher; three brothers, Saul Brown, Banford Brown, and Boone Brown; and a sister, Juanita Brown. Survivors include a step-son, William Slusher of Fairborne, Ohio; and three step- daughters, Shirley Puckett of West Liberty, Bernice Puckett of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Rebecca Jones of New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Russell Dingus officiating. Burial was in Whitt Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
BURNS, Carl Thomas “Buck”
1942-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 11 a.m. at the Baker Branch Free Will Baptist Church for Carl Thomas “Buck” Burns, 61, of Nippa, Ky., who passed away Sunday, November 7 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Burns was born November 15, 1942 in Nippa, Ky., son of the late Carl and Virgie Bolen Burns. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Charles Burns of Nippa, Ky.; two sons, Carl Douglas Burns of Wabash, Ind., and Tony Lee Burns of Staffordsville, Ky.; four brothers, Smith, Corbitt and Roy Burns, all of Nippa, Ky., and Harold Burns of Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Mary Williams of Sitka, Ky., and Magadalene Blackburn of Tomahawk, Ky.; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Roger VanHoose, with burial at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.5 2004

   
CANTRELL, Clista Mae Cantrell
Died: Monday, November 22, 2004
Age: 91
JOHNSON COUNTY
Clista Mae Cantrell, 91, of Flat Gap, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born July 30, 1913, at Mattie, she was a daughter of the late Enoch and Lucy Ball Green. She was a homemaker and a member of United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Cantrell. Survivors include six daughters, Althea Ann Roseberry and Elva Holbrook, both of Flat Gap, Roberta, Norma Pelphrey, Lois Smith, and Joyce Nuson, all of Dayton, Ohio; three sons, Jesse Cantrell of Paintsville, Homer Cantrell of Georgetown, and Randall Cantrell; 22 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Paintsville Funeral Chapel with Elders Eulas Adams and Willis G. Estep officiating. Burial will be in Everett Cantrell Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.26 2004

 
CASTLE, David Lee
1941-2004
David Lee Castle, 63, of Springfield died at 2:30 a.m. November 15 2004 in his residence. He was born in Thelka in Johnson County, Kentucky on October 18 1941 the son of Collie M. and Marie (Pack) Castle. He worked as a managewr of Wickes Lumber, Wilson Freight and retired from H7H Masonry due to illness. David served as a medic in the United States Army during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Martha (Spahr); Seven children, David (Lori) Castle, Troy (Toni) Castle, Mark (Tina) Castle, Lori Wilson, Angie Detwiler,Christopher Meeks, Rebecca (Matthew) Shipley, all of Springfield; twelve grandchildren, Shannon, Gary, Stephen, Jenna, Ashley, Amanda, Mindy, Josh, Teddie, Seth, T.J. Jackson; four brothers, Gerald (Gwen) Castle, Winfield, West Virginia; Logan Castle, Centerville, Ohio; Charles "Buddy" (Patty) Castle, Kettering Ohio; Colin (Susie) Castle, Springfield, Ohio; brother-in-law, Martin (Teri) Spahr, Beavercreek, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of family and freinds will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday November 17 2004 in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield with Pastor Stuart Rammes officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 6330 Willowdale Road, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

 
CASTLE, Marion Jr.
Died: Monday, November 08, 2004 Age: 78
INDIANA
Marion Castle, Jr., 78, of Wabash, Ind., died Monday, Nov. 8. Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Marion and Gertrude Bowling Castle. He was a retired policeman, a business owner in the Wabash area, and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Castle of Wabash; two sons, Kenneth Ray Castle and Marion Lee Castle; three stepsons, Wayne, David, and John; a daughter, Karen; two brothers, Dennis Castle of Wabash, and John Castle of Suncity West, Ariz.; two sisters, Gertrude Preston of Paintsville, and Alice Waterman of New Glouschester, Maine; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 11, at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash. Burial was in the family cemetery, Wabash, under direction of McDonald Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.12 2004

   
CASTLE, Mattie Louise (Cantrell)
Died: Sunday, November 28, 2004
Age: 88
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mattie Louise Cantrell Castle, 88, of Nippa, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004 at her residence. Born Jan. 28, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Mance and Ollie Charles Cantrell. She was a house wife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angus Castle, in 1988; and a son, Billy Ray Castle, in 1959. Survivors include two sons, Bobby R. Castle and Alvin Castle, both of Nippa; two daughters, Alene Scarberry of Wittensville, and Nancy Carolyn Grim of Nippa; three brothers, Paul Cantrell of Flat Woods, Willie Cantrell and Earl Cantrell, both of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Helen Brewer of Flatwoods, and Irene Elswick of Ashland; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and M.T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Clarke-Castle Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004

 
COCHRAN, Hazel Alta (Cantrell)
Died: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Age: 84
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hazel Alta Cantrell Cochran, 84, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 at her residence. Born Aug. 2, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Julie Love Cantrell. She was a retired cafeteria cook with Oil Springs High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Cochran; and a son, Wallace Cordell Cochran, in 2001. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Cochran of Denver, and Ray Delano Cochran of Wittensville; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 27, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, Sammie Reed, and Melvin Wright officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
COLLINS, Amber Lynn
Died: Friday, November 19, 2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Amber Lynn Collins, 5 months old, of Boons Camp, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. Born June 7, 2004, she was a daughter of Willard and Lynn Holt Collins of Boons Camp. Survivors include paternal grandparents, William Robert and Mabel Collins.  Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 21, at Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Landram Burchett, Harold Conley, and Edd Hickman officiating. Burial was in Collins Family Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital by contacting Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, at (606) 789-4212. Big Sandy News

   
CONLEY, James Franklin "Jim Bo" II
Died: Friday, November 12, 2004
Age: 35
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Franklin "Jim Bo" Conley II, 35, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 in Magoffin County. Born Oct. 9, 1969 in Key West, Fla., he was a son of Jim Franklin Conley and Brenda Lawson of Roanoke, Va., and stepson of Chris Roelker Conley. He was a paramedic for DHP, Respond, First Response Ambulance Service and Martin County EMS. He attended Freewill Baptist Church and was baptized at Cliff Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Lenetta Stratton Conley; a son, Nathan Conley of Oil Springs; three daughters, Kimber Conley of Lexington, and Danielle Hamilton and Kristie Bevins, both of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Jeffrey Conley of Stockton, Calif., and Stephen Conley of Tuscalosa, Ala.; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, at Carter Funeral Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Revs. Paul Coleman and Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Active and honorary pallbearers were DHP, Respond, First Response Ambulance Service and Martin County EMS. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.17 2004

  
CONLEY, Jewell (Blanton)(Rice)
1911-2004
Funeral services were held Friday, November 5, 11 a.m. at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, Ky., for Jewell Blanton Rice Conley, 93, of Catlettsburg, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, November 2 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Conley was born June 22, 1911 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John Wallace and Virgie Williams Blanton. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Millard Rice, and second husband, Lonnie Conley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Springs Church of Ashland, Ky. Surviving are three sons, Raymond (Ernestine) Rice of Lompoc, Calif., Ben (Carol) Rice of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Lonnie (Sharon) Conley of Westwood, Ky.; two daughters, Martha Mills of Ashland, Ky., and Ruth Ann (Dewey) McCarty of Catlettsburg, Ky.; one brother, Jim Blanton of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Lura King of Kingston, Ohio, and Merle Baldwin of Oil Springs, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elder Tiny Breeding, and the Revs. Steve Mays and Frank Dee Hulett, with burial in the McCarty Family Cemetery at Oil Springs, Ky. Local arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.5 2004

    
DANIEL, April (Auxier)
1979-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — April Daniel, 25, of East Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born Oct. 20, 1979, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Connie Conley Auxier and the late Walter T. Auxier. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her husband, Leonard Daniel of East Point; two sons, Christopher Ratliff and Jonathon Ratliff, both of Hager Hill; a daughter, Rebecca Ratliff of Hager Hill; and four brothers, Shawn Auxier of Wittensville, Chris Auxier and Mark Auxier, both of Lowmansville, and Macy Auxier of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 28, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Thomas Gene VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
ESTEP, Roger Lee
1941-2004
Graveside services were held Sunday, November 28 in Columbus, Ohio, for Roger Lee Estep, 63, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Thelma, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, November 23. Mr. Estep was born May 10, 1941 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late William E. and Susie Ann McCarty Estep. He was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. Surviving are three sons, Lee (Rhonda) Estep, and Robbie and Shane Estep; four brothers, Earl and Jack Estep, both of Thelma, Ky., Arville Estep of Denver, Ky., and Gene Estep of Milford, Ohio; two grandsons, Christian and Jacob; special nephew, Von See of Arizona; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction of Cook & Son – Pallay Funeral Home of Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.08 2004

   
GOBLE, Frank Eugene
1936-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Frank Eugene Goble, 68, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Nov. 25 2004. Born March 26, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John W. and Lida Bowen Goble. He was a coal miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Honeycutt Goble, in 2000. Survivors include a son, Michael Goble of West Van Lear; two daughters, Wenona Gillespie of Flat Gap and Tona Blevins of Van Lear; two brothers, Jim Goble of Van Lear and Jessie Goble of Wittensville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Old Log Church, Daniels Creek, with Ted Dawson and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004

   
HAIGHT, Thornton K. "Chick"
Died: Sunday, November 21, 2004
Age: 77
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thornton K. "Chick" Haight, 77, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 at his residence. Born June 7, 1927, in Piketon, Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles and Catherine Valgemore Haight. He was a self-employed brick mason/carpenter. Survivors include five sons, Darrell Conely of Staffordsville, Tim Haight of Paintsville, Eugene Haight and Richard Haight , both of Richmond, and Randy Haight of Paducah; a stepson, Curtis Conley of Sitka; a daughter, Vickie Stanley of Paintsville; a stepdaughter, Karen Bevins of Paintsville; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon, today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Howard officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.26 2004

 
HAYDEN, Mary Ann (Blanton)
Died: Friday, November 26, 2004
Age: 32
OHIO — Mary Ann Blanton Hayden, 32, of Delaware, Ohio, died Nov. 26, 2004 at her residence. Born July 19, 1972, in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was a daughter of Emma Gail Vanhoose Blanton. Survivors include a son, Drew Daniel Hayden of Delaware, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 29, at Jones- Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004

 
HAYSLIP, Hazel (Holbrook)
1938-2004
Hazel Hayslip, 65 of Springfield died Monday, November 08 2004 in Heartland of Springfield. She was born in Paintsville on December 14 1938, the daughter of Campbell J. and Goldie M. (Sparks) Holbrook. Hazel was a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Darrell Holbrook. Survivors include her husband Allen E. Hayslip Sr.; two sons and one daughter-in-law Allen and Jodi Hayslip, Jr.; one brother Rev. David and Barbara Holbrook; one sister Maxine Sibole; one grandson Benjamin Hayslip all of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 12:30 p.m. intil time of sertvices at 1:00 p.m Thursday in the chapel of Rose Hill Burial Park with Pastor Larry Collins of the Full Gospel Fellowship officiating. Richards-Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home has been entrusted with the final arrangements.

 
HOWARD Franklin D.R.
Died: Sunday, November 07, 2004
Age: 69
FLOYD COUNTY — Franklin D.R. Howard, 69, of Martin, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 at the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born March 8, 1935, at Hueysville, he was a son of the late Brack and Anna Howard Shepherd. He was owner and operator of Almar Auto Parts, Martin, lifetime member of DAV, Chapter #128, Garrett, lifetime member of National Rifle Association, lifetime member of AmVets, Martin, member of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge #950, Martin, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Berneice Click Howard; a daughter, Teresa Lynn Howard Slone of Martin; two brothers, Raymond Shepherd of Utica, Mich. and Tony Shepherd of Avila, Ind.; two step-brothers, Wheeler Shepherd of Pierceton, Ind. and William Shepherd of Battle Creek, Mich.; four step-sisters, Mae Tussey, Dona Turner and Rebecca Shepherd, all of Blue River, and Elizabeth Shepherd of David. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in James Allen Cemetery, David, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
HUNT, Bettina L. (Chaffins)(Harris)
Died: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Age: 42
FLOYD COUNTY — Bettina L. Harris Hunt, 42, of Martin, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 at her residence at Buck's Branch. Born Oct. 24, 1962, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of Vonnie Chaffins of Prestonsburg and Betty Foley Chaffins DeRossett of Prestonsburg. She was a disabled title clerk and attended Fitzpatrick Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her stepfather, Paul DeRossett of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Veronica Mae Harris of Martin; a brother, Mark Chaffins of Union; two step-brothers, Michael DeRossett of Vine Grove and Paul DeRossett Jr. of Louisville; a stepsister, Derena Chafin of Pikeville; a granddaughter; and two step- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial will be in Foley Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.04 2004

  
ISBELL, Etta Faye (Spradling)
1926-2004
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 1 p.m. at Trinity Faith Ministries in Pierceton, Ind., for Elta Faye Isbell, 78, of North Manchester, Ind., who passed away Saturday, November 6 at Wabash County Hospital in Wabash, Ind. Mrs. Isbell was born June 7, 1926 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late James Thomas Francis and Rosa Bell Spradlin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewie D. Isbell; five brothers, Irvin, Herschel, Robert, James and George Francis; three sisters, Virginia Kling, Josie and Ethel Francis; one daughter, Rosa Griggs Ditton; two grandchildren. Surviving are two sons, Albert L. and Ronald L. Isbell, both of North Manchester, Ind.; one daughter, Gloria Sue (Dale) Howard of Jacksonville, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Bob Brown, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery at Servia, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of the Delaughter-McKee Mortuary in Silver Lake, Ind. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.5 2004

 
JOHNSON, Juanita Marie (Williams)
Died: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Age: 75
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Juanita Marie Williams Johnson, 75, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 7, 1929, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Menifee and Emma Salyer Williams. She was a retired school teacher and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by husbands, Hargis Johnson and Fred Harwell; and three sisters, Enna Gean Williams, Debra Kerr Williams, and Veronica Lynn Williams. Survivors include a son, Ronald Johnson of Lima, Ohio; a daughter, Pam Howard of Lick Creek; three brothers, Ben Gilbert Williams and Glenn Albert Williams, both of Lima, and Den Delbert Williams of Mt. Sterling; a sister, Bereda Colley of Lima; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 14, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Michael Tackett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
JOHNSON, Maxie (Dye)
1927-2004
Maxie Johnson, 70, of Dayton went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 11, 2004 at hospice of Dayton surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy illness. She was born December 13 1927 in Paintsville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry & Runa (Blevins) Dye, her husband Paul Johnson in 1979, daughter Garnett Johnson, grandson James Miller Jr., brothers Junior & Eddie Dye, sisters Martha Dye, Alice Dye, & Verna Blevins. Maxie is survived by four daughters and son-in-law Judy & RonnieSteward of Englewood, Geraldine & Don McMurchy of West Carrollton, Rosalee & James Osborne of New Lebanon, Diana & Mike Walters of Trotwood; two sons and daughter-in-law Donald & Patty Johnson of Dayton, Paul & Ella Johnson of Trotwood, her loving companion for 20 years Issac Watkins, one sister Mary Neace of Fairborn, one brother and sister- in-law Homer and Phyllis Dye of Union, 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a very special friend Maxie Lawson of Dayton and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday November 16 2004 at the Rogers Funeral Home 324 West Main Street, New Lebanon, with Pastor Robert Dye presiding, burial will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery. Maxie's family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 to 8pm. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the Life Care of Dayton at Sycamore Hospital and Hospice of Dayton for their care and support in Maxie's final journey.

   
JONES, Charles Allen “Charlie”
1960-2004
 Funeral services were held Thursday, November 10 a.m. at the Underwood Funeral Home for Charles Allen “Charlie” Jones, 44, of West Mansfield, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, November 6 2004 at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Ohio. Mr. Jones was born October 24, 1960 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Charles Nathaniel and Avonelle Stambaugh Jones. He was an associate of Clark Wood Recycling. Surviving are his companion, Cathy Donathan of West Mansfield, Ohio; three sisters, Judy (Hass) Salisbury and Sharon (David) Shepherd, both of Kentucky, and Angie Jones and her companion, Mike Gibson of Raymond; four brothers, Kenny (Kris Fraley) Jones of Raymond, Joseph (Karen) Jones of Marysville, Ohio, Greg Jones of Raymond and Keith Jones of Marysville, Ohio; 11 nieces and nephews and several special friends. The service was officiated by the Rev. Jon Mountjoy, with burial in the Oakdale Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Underwood Funeral Home of Marysville, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.17 2004


    
LAMBERT, WIlliam
1926-2004
William “Bill” Lambert, 77, of Silvis, Illinois, lost his brave battle will prostate and bone cancer on Saturday, November 27, 2004, at River Park Health Care Center, Rock Island, Illinois. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Family and friends will then proceed from the funeral home to the National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal for a graveside service. Moline American Legion Post #246 will present military honors. Memorials may be given to the University of Iowa Prostate Cancer Research Program, Iowa City, or American Legion Post #246, Moline. Bill was born on Wednesday, December 22, 1926, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Charlie and Winnie (Fox) Lambert, but grew up in Paintsville, Kentucky. At 17, he entered the U. S. Navy and served on the USS Gearing DD-710 during WW II. On November 12, 1949, he married Elaine Turner in Savanna, Illinois, who remained his life-long loved one. All during his working life until his retirement, Bill was a member of the Rock Island Painters Union Local #502. In the 1960s, Bill moved his family to the Gary, Indiana, area, where he worked as a construction painter. In the 1990s, Bill lived in Big Bar, California, where he pursued his hobby of diving and dredging for gold. Bill returned to Illinois in 2001. He was proud that he participated in the University of Iowa’s Prostate Cancer Research Program. Although Bill had no religious affiliation, he believed deeply in God. He will be sadly missed by those who loved him: Elaine; his daughter Brenda Lambert- Fornshell and her husband Bill Fornshell of Chesterton, Indiana; and his son Brad Lambert and his wife Jan, of Moline, Illinois. Other survivors include his four grandchildren, Chance Fornshell, Chesterton, and Layna, Lance, and Levi Lambert of Moline; his sisters, Clara Dadisma of Mt. Eden, Kentucky, and Mary Tipton of Daytona, Florida; his brother Donald Lambert of Apache Junction, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Chuck, and his sister, Betty Dubois.

    
LANEY, Martha L.
Died: Monday, November 29, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY — Martha L. Laney, 78, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 9, 1926, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Virgie Whitaker Tackett. She was a member of Paintsville United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Henry Marshall Arlie Laney. Survivors include three brothers, Edgar Tackett of Hager Hill, Lonie Tackett of Ohio, and Denvil Lee Tackett of Staffordsville; and three sisters, Roxie Waller of Lackey, Mary Clark of Staffordsville, and Cynthia Miller of East Point. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 3, at Paintsville United Baptist Church, with John R. Pelphrey and J. D. Rice officiating. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.04 2004

    
MCCLURE, Chester P. "Chet"
Died: Monday, November 29, 2004
Age: 74
JOHNSON COUNTY — Chester P. "Chet" McClure, 74, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 1, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dewey and Wilda Lemaster McClure. He was a mason. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Lou McClure. Survivors include his wife, Juanita McClure of Paintsville; a daughter, Cheslie Lou Blanton of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Ruel McClure of Wittensville; a sister, Billie Stinson of Wittensville; two granddaughters; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery, Wittensville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004

   
MCKINNEY, Mary (Carroll)
Died: Monday, November 22, 2004
Age: 56
FLOYD COUNTY — Mary Crum McKinney, 56, of Martin, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004 at her daughter's residence at Staffordsville. Born May 26, 1948, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Lunda and Beatrice Carr Carroll. She was a homemaker and member of the Living Word Church, Magoffin County. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Crum; and a brother, Tommy Carroll. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy McKinney of McDowell; two daughters, Sherry Fitchpatrick of Allen and Paula Davis of Staffordsville; two brothers, James "Bud" Carroll of Prestonsburg and Joe Carroll of Salyersville; three sisters, Betty Carroll of Prestonsburg, Edalene Damron of Lowmansville and Judy Davis of River; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial was in Adkins Family Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
MCKENZIE, Amelia Lee (Blankenship)
Died: Monday, November 01, 2004 Age: 56
JOHNSON COUNTY
Amelia Lee Blankenship McKenzie, 56, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Born Sept. 27, 1948, in Pike County, she was a daughter of Ottis and Christine Stratton Blankenship. She was a retired special education teacher. Additional survivors include her husband, James L. McKenzie of Paintsville. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Arville Short, Roger Williams and Steve Trimble officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News.

 
MEADE, Gerald Lloyd
Died: Friday, November 12, 2004
Age: 65
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Gerald Lloyd Meade, 65, of Salyersville, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W. Va. Born March 6, 1939, in Salyersville, he was a son of the late Thomas and Pearlie Wheeler Meade. He was a retired cashier with a vending operation. Survivors include a brother, Paul Meade of Salyersville; and two sisters, Janetta Keeton of Salyersville, and Helen Reed of Flat Gap. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Rev. Hershel Wright officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.17 2004


        
MEEK, Thelma (Tackett)
1913-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 26, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Thelma Tackett Meek, 90, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, November 23 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Meek was born December 17, 1913 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Sam H. and Muriel G. Snow Tackett. She was a retired merchant. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Meek, and two sons, Samuel H. Meek and James D. Meek; one brother, Elmer Tackett; one sister. Surviving are two sons, Clarence “Whitie” and Thomas “Washboard” Meek, both of Wittensville, Ky.; two brothers, Isadora Tackett of Paintsville, Ky., and Gilbert Tackett of Flatwoods, Ky.; one sister, Isabelle Roberts of Flatwoods, Ky.; three grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.01 2004

 
MUSIC, Douglas
Died: Monday, November 22, 2004
Age: 68
INDIANA — Douglas Music, 68, of Lagro, Ind., died Monday, Nov. 22 2004. Born May 17, 1936, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Ora and Malvie (Smith) Music. He was a retired mold developer employee with General Tire Rubber Company, Wabash, Ind. He was preceded in death by a brother; and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Adkins Music of Lagro, Ind.; a son, Jeffery Music of Rome City, Ind.; and three daughters, Tresa Music of Rome City, Shirley Music Gill of Wabash, and Shelby Music Dillon of Lagro, Ind.; a sister, Julie Music of Ohio; three brothers, Les Music of Richwood, Ohio, Teddy Music of Georgia, and Terry Music of Peru, Ind.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Burial will be at a later date in Indianapolis, Ind. Big Sandy News

 
SPEARS, Bessie J. (Fitzpatrick)
Died: Saturday, November 27, 2004
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bessie J. Spears, 89, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Hebern and Minnie Rice Fitzpatrick. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Spears, in 1992. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Trotter of Columbiana, Ala.; a sister, Grace Hites of Arlington, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Thornsbury and Joe Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004


 
SPENCER, Sherwood "Chub"
Died: Monday, November 29, 2004
Age: 79
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sherwood "Chub" Spencer, 79, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at his residence. Born Sept. 9, 1925, in Jump, he was a son of the late Lee and Nannie Daniel Spencer. Survivors include his wife, Mary Mae Daniels Spencer of Paintsville; three sons, Larry Spencer and George Spencer, both of Thelma, and Steven Spencer of Springfield, Ohio; two stepsons, William Daniels of Van Lear, and David Scarberry of Sitka; two daughters, Sherry Jan Williams of Springfield, Ohio, and Sandra Williams of Sitka; three step-daughters, Connie Cantrell of Georgetown, Kathy Sadler and Alma O'Brian, both of Paintsville; five brothers, John D. Spencer of Columbus, Ohio, Robert Spencer and Adrian Gary Spencer, both of Bidwell, Ohio, Daniel K. Spencer of Jackson, Ohio, and Lee Elford Spencer of North Carolina; and two sisters, Lavonda Parks of Washington, and Welma Kay Coleman of Bidwell. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Gary Lafferty, Roger VanHoose and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004

   
SWEENEY, Benny
Died: Sunday, November 21, 2004
Age: 63
MARTIN COUNTY—Benny Sweeney, 63, of Inez, died Sunday, Nov. 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 23, 1941, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Everett and Eula Whitt Sweeney. Survivors include two sons, Milton Sweeney of Huntington, W.Va., and Colvie Sweeney of Inez; a daughter, Rebecca Jude of Inez; three brothers, Delbert Sweeney of Inez, Carlos Sweeney of McArthur, Ohio, and Raymond Sweeney of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Pauline Ward of Jackson, Ohio, Mary Ruth Wiley of Laurelville, Ohio, and Terry Crown of Columbus. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Big Elk United Baptist Church, Inez, with Tim McCoy, Leon May and Eddie Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Sweeney Family Cemetery under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.26 2004

   
TACKETT, Ken
Died: Saturday, November 27, 2004
Age: 68
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ken Tackett, 68, of Stambaugh, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 18, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Paris and Ruby Culwell Tackett. He was a railroad worker and a member of Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Raye Wiley Tackett, in 2001.  Survivors include four sons, Gilbert Tackett of Paintsville, Delbert Tackett of Powderly, Dennis Tackett of Harold, and Paris Tackett of River; two daughters, Arlene Pennington of Flat Gap and Darlene Caldwell of Salyersville; three brothers, Milton Tackett of Sitka, Donald Ray Tackett of Stambaugh, and Ronnie Tackett of Blaine; a sister, Exer Marie Stapleton of Stambaugh; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 29, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Donald Lemaster and Richard Salyer officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.01 2004

 
TAYLOR, Doris E.
Died: Monday, November 01, 2004
Age: 66
JOHNSON COUNTY
Doris E. Taylor, 66, of Van Lear, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born April 13, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Audie and Virginia Setser Dawson. She was a nurse housekeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Robinson, in 1991. Survivors include a son, Thomas Robinson of Staffordsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
WALTERS, Ruby (Castle)
Died: Monday, November 01, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruby Castle Walters, 78, of Williamsport, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 14, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Ida Mae Price Castle. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Walters, in 1997; and a son, Larry Vincent Walters. Survivors include a son, Gary Wayne Walters of Waco; two daughters, Marcella Pack of Thelma, and Debra Smith of Boons Camp; a sister, Christine Puckett of Paintsville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Shady Lee Walters, Flem Allen Arrowwood and Jake Crum officiating. Burial was in Ben Young Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
WARD, Dianne Kaye (McCarty)
1959-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, 2004 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dianne Kaye McCarty Ward, 45, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Thursday, November 4 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born March 27, 1959 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Sue Trimble McCarty of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and the late Alex Allen McCarty. She was an operating engineer with Local 181. Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Brandon Alexander (Keri) McCarty of Ashland, Ky.; three daughters, Andrea Suzanne Ward of Newbern, N.C., Nicole Gracetine Ward of Ashland, Ky., and Alicia Renee (Joey) Smith of Williamson, W.Va.; three brothers, Christopher Allen and Bryan Bandy (Gina) McCarty, both of Flatwoods, Ky., and Kevin Eugene (Lisa) McCarty of Columbus, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Margie Trimble of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and paternal grandmother, Ann McCarty of Texas; one granddaughter, Kailey Brooke Ward; friend, John Napier of Ashland, Ky. The service was officiated by Denny Land and David Trimble, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery at Barnetts Creek, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.5 2004

  
HALL, Kathy (Conley)
1954-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Kathy Conley Hall, 50, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, November 4 in Clintwood, Va. Mrs. Hall was born May 26, 1954 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Betty Ruth Blevins Height of Paintsville, Ky., and the late Hershell Conley. She was a homemaker. Surviving in addition to her mother are three sons, Andrew Hall of Clintwood, Va., Jason Hall of Pound, Va., and Daniel Hall of Wise, Va.; one step-son, Johnnie Richardson Jr. of Pikeville, Ky.; three brothers, Curtis M. and Darrell Keith Conley, and Timothy Height, all of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Karen Sue Blevins and Vickie Stanley, both of Paintsville, Ky.; six grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews. The service was officiated by Frank Hall, with burial in the Hall Cemetery at Clintwood, Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.12 2004

   
STAFFORD, Martha Faye (Killion)
Died: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Age: 60
VAN LEAR — Martha Faye Stafford, 60, of Van Lear, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2004 at her residence. Born Jan. 25, 1944, in Houston, Texas, she was a daughter of Clarence Waller and Omie Killion of Texas. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Glenn L. Stafford; and a brother, Frances Mack Waller of Albuquerque, N.M. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 19, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.19 2004

 
STEWART, James Harold
1928-2004
Funeral services were held Monday, November 8, at the Humphreys County Funeral Home for James Harold Stewart, 76, who passed away Friday, November 5 2004. Mr. Stewart was born August 1, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Graden Robert and Etta Opal Scott Stewart. He served 22 years in the U.S. Army and 23 years with Civil Service. Surviving are his wife, Mary Stewart of New Johnsonville, Tenn.; two sons, James Roger Stewart of Houston, Tenn., and David Allen Stewart of New Johnsonville, Tenn.; five daughters, Patricia Ann (Bo) Hagler of Erin, Tenn., Linda Juin (Eddie) Hill of New Johnsonville, Tenn., Brenda Etta (Bob) Quinn of Clinton, Tenn., Lora Marlene (Greg) Triplett of Waverly, Tenn., and Cristy Louise (Ray) Gentry of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; one brother, Larry Keith Stewart of Churchville, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Borders of Madison, Va., and Sue Carroll Picklesimer of Columbus, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bro. John Tate, with burial in the Stewart Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Humphreys County Funeral Home of Waverly, Tenn. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.12 2004


    
WARD, Dianne Kaye McCarty
1959-2004
 Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dianne Kaye McCarty Ward, 45, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Thursday, November 4 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born March 27, 1959 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Sue Trimble McCarty of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and the late Alex Allen McCarty. She was an operating engineer with Local 181. Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Brandon Alexander (Keri) McCarty of Ashland, Ky.; three daughters, Andrea Suzanne Ward of Newbern, N.C., Nicole Gracetine Ward of Ashland, Ky., and Alicia Renee (Joey) Smith of Williamson, W.Va.; three brothers, Christopher Allen and Bryan Bandy (Gina) McCarty, both of Flatwoods, Ky., and Kevin Eugene (Lisa) McCarty of Columbus, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Margie Trimble of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and paternal grandmother, Ann McCarty of Texas; one granddaughter, Kailey Brooke Ward; friend, John Napier of Ashland, Ky. The service was officiated by Denny Land and David Trimble, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery at Barnetts Creek, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.5 2004



DECEMBER - 2004


ALLEN, Connie Lynn (Daniel)
JOHNSON COUNTY
 Connie Lynn Allen, 53, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, at her residence. Born Aug. 31, 1951, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Marion and Barbara Daniel. She was a cosmetologist, and a member of Paintsville Eastern Star Lodge, Daughters of the American Revolution, Johnson County Republican Women and Johnson County commissioner for District 1. Survivors include her husband, Ken Allen of Paintsville; a daughter, Nikki Lynn Allen of Paintsville; and a son, Derek Allen of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 31, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Revs. Hubert Slone and Greg Rice officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BLAIR, Dimple (Fitch)
1944-2004
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 12, 2 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church for Dimple Blair, 59, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, December 8 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Blair was born February 9, 1944 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Virgil and Laura Pack Fitch. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Blair of West Van Lear, Ky.; one son, Ken C. Blair of West Van Lear, Ky.; two daughters, Shelia Palmer and Mikka Marshall, both of West Van Lear, Ky.; four brothers, Orville, Norville, Frank, and Billy Fitch, all of Meally, Ky.; four sisters, Delphia and Irene Wells, Rita Adams, and Debra Blair, all of Meally, Ky.; one grandchild. The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Hager Hill, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.10 2004

   
BLAIR, Maxine (Scarberry)
1917-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 31, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Maxine Blair, 87, of Nippa, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, December 28 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Blair was born October 10, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Roy and Lou Brown Scarberry. She was a store manager. Surviving are her husband, Cecil Blair of Nippa, Ky.; one brother, Emery Scarberry of Creston, Ohio; many nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Elders James R. Blair, Douglas Ward and Jerry Colvin, with burial following in the Blair Cemetery at Denver, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.31 2004

   
BLAIR, Naomi Jean (Johnson)
Died: Friday, December 17, 2004 Age: 77
OHIO — Naomi Jean Blair, 77, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 17, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Aug. 14, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Madge McKenzie Johnson. She was a retired educator with the Johnson County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Blair, in 1982. Survivors include three sons, Ronald L. Blair of Thelma, Larry J. Blair and Vernon Blair, both of Columbus; a daughter, Charlene Moore of Columbus; Neva Lee DePalma of Knox, Ind., and Velma Eddie Reed of Lake City, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.24 2004

   
BLANTON, Mervin
1931-2004
Mervin Blanton, 73, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at VA Medical Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late John and Leona Cantrell Blanton. He was a Korean Conflict U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Constance Blanton of Flat Gap; four sons, Gene Blanton of Lexington, Jim Blanton and John Blanton, both of Sitka, and Mervin Lee Blanton of Paintsville; a daughter, Jane Bryan of Boons Camp; three brothers, Lonzie Blanton, Elzie Blanton, and Leondis Blanton, all of Flat Gap; six sisters, Carol Adams, and Ersia Barker, both of Flat Gap, Bonnie Sexton of Alabaster, Ala., Anna Harris of Paintsville, Della Barker of Jackson, Ohio, and Emma Adams of Oil Springs; 20 grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BLUE,  Virginia (Sparks)
1948-2004
Age 56 of New Carlisle,Ohio passed away Saturday, December 18, 2004 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. She was born April 18, 1948 in Paintsville,Kentucky, the daughter of the late Virgil and Evelyn (Prater) Sparks. She retired from civil service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base after thirty seven years of service. She was a member of Sacred heart Catholic Church, New Carlisle. She is survived by her husband of thirty one years, John ; two daughters, Sarah Blue of Beavercreek, Ohio, Cindy Blue of New Carlisle; twin brother, John and his wife Connie Sparks of Kettering ,Ohio ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Carlisle. Burial at Dayton Memorial Park. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at at the Trostel Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle,Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, 209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle,Ohio 45344 or the American Cancer Society, 4100 S. Kettering Blvd., Dayton,Ohio 45439. Printed  December 20, 2004

     
BROWNING, Enos
Died: Sunday, December 19, 2004 Age: 80
LEXINGTON — Enos Browning, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Wooton, he was a son of the late Kash G. and Bessie Begley Browning. He was a retired teacher from Mayo State Vocational School, Paintsville. He graduated with an associate degree from Eastern Kentucky University, was a U. S. Coast Guard WW II veteran, a member of the Kentucky Vocational Association, Kentucky Teacher's Association, and the American Vocational Association. He was a Kentucky Colonel and member of First Baptist Church, Paintsville. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Smith Browning; a son, Larry Browning of Brookings, S.D.; a daughter, Leila Ann Strowlg of Lexington; and two grandchildren, A memorial service will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, with Rev. Ronnie Hupp officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504 or the Oleika Hospital Transportation Fund, 326 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY 40503. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.22 2004

      
BURKE, Bobby
1937-2004
Bobby Burke, 67, of 96 East Maple Wabash, Indiana, died 2:30am Saturday December 18 2004 at his home. He was born on April 15, 1937 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Robert U. and Goldie (Collins) Burke. He married Versa Gay Sargent on October 16, 2004 in Wabash, Indiana. He graduated from VanLear High School, VanLear, Kentucky. He retired from from GenCorp/BTR in 1998 after 33 1/2 years. He attended Wabash Christian Heritage Church, and was a 30+ year member of the Wabash Eagles Lodge. He loved to fish, ice fish and mushroom hunt. He is survived by his wife, Versa Gay Burke of Wabash; his two daughters, Terry Lynn (Robin) Robinson and Brenda Lee (Thom) Hiner both of Wabash; his two step-sons: Larry (Melissa) McGlothin, Jr. and Shawn C. (Colleen Friedman) McGlothin of Wabash; one step- daughter, Heather D. (Orlando) Armstrong of Wabash; his two grandsons, Robert Carl Robinson and Dylan Hiner of Wabash; his granddaughter Hannah Hiner of Wabash; his two step-grandsons, Chandler Jones and Stuart Jones both of Wabash; his three step- granddaughters, Kaeley McGlothin, Amanda Armstrong, and Sarah Armstrong all of Wabash; his four brothers, John (Sharon) Burke of Holgate, Ohio, Lowell (Phyllis) Burke of Dayton, Ohio, Paul (Betty) Burke of Newport News, Virginia, and Willis (Norma) Burke of VanLear, Kentucky; and his sister, Wanda Burke of VanLear. He was preceded in death by one brother Angus Burke who died September 2002. Funeral Services will be 10:30am Wednesday Dec. 22, 2004 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel of Wabash. Rev. Tim Prater will officiate. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

   
BURTON, Pauline (Stafford)
Died: Friday, December 17, 2004
Age: 72
JOHNSON COUNTY— Pauline Burton, 72, of Richmond, died Friday, Dec. 17 2004. Born April 3, 1932, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Burl and Fannie Kennard Stafford. She attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence "Wiggle" Burton of Richmond; a son, Dr. Charles Larry Burton of Berea; two daughters, Karen Amburgey of Somerset and Paula VanHoose of Waverly, Ohio; a brother, Everett Stafford of Van Lear; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 20, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles L. Burton and Dr. Jack Hign officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.24 2004

  
CRAFT, Lora (Johnson)
Died: Sunday, December 19, 2004
Age: 54
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lora Johnson Craft, 54, of Meally, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born May 21, 1950, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Nora Hall Johnson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include her husband, Ronney Craft of Meally; a son, Charlie Craft of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Kimberly Connors of Meally, Kathy Stroud of Catlettsburg, and Kristina Reed of Davis Branch; four brothers, Gardner Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Russell Johnson, and Clarence Johnson, all of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Peggy Case of Prestonsburg, Birdie Spears of Hi Hat, and Myrtle Rosalee Craft of Meally; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Orville Short officiating. Burial was in Craft Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.24 2004


    
DANIEL, Thelma Fay Daniel
1930-2004
Funeral services were held Friday, December 24 at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church for Thelma Fay Daniel, 74, of Thelma, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, December 21 2004 in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Daniel was born March 25, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Russell and Easter Thompson Conley. She was a nurse and a cook. Surviving are her husband, Norton Daniel of Thelma, Ky.; four sons, Fred Norton Daniel of Paintsville, Ky., Earl Dean and John Daniel, both of Thelma, Ky., and Charles David Daniel of Van Lear, Ky.; five daughters, Rita Kay Brooks of West Van Lear, Ky., Anita Gay Cole of Wittensville, Ky., Janet Bernice Richmond of East Point, Ky., Ivory Mahalie Castle of Paintsville, Ky., and Patricia Ann Hall of Van Lear, Ky.; one brother, Paul B. Conley of Springfield, Ohio; 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Gary Blair, Jim McKenzie and Lee Music, with burial in the Daniel Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.29 2004

    
DAVIS, Irene
1920-2004
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15, 10 a.m. at the Pentecostal Church of God, Columbus, Ohio, for Irene Davis, 88, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Sunday, December 12 2004 at Scioto Community Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cassen Davis; one son, Marvin Davis; mother, Cora Nichols; two sisters, Hazel Young and Frances Lafollette; one great-great- granddaughter, Natasha Dale, and numerous other relatives. Surviving are one daughter, Eula Dale; seven grandchildren, Carlene Lok, Rick (Cheryl) Davis, Carlos Dale, Val Davis, Karen Stumbo, Teresa Holbrook, and Kenny (Eileen) Dale; numerous great- grandchildren, other relatives and loved ones. The service was officiated by the Rev. Mark Hatfield, with internment at the Harrison Township Cemetery at South Bloomfield, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Graum-Lich and Son Funeral Home of Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.24 2004

     
DUDGEON, Gary Wayne
Died: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 Age: 48
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Gary Wayne Dudgeon, 48, of Salyersville, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2004 at UK Medical Center, Marki Cancer Center, Lexington. Born May 18, 1956 in Taylorsville, he was a son of the late James Thomas and Ruby Francis Dudgeon. He was an employee of CSX Railroad and member of Salyersville Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Howard Dudgeon of Salyersville; a daughter, Gabriella Leigh Dudgeon of Salyersville; and two brothers, Terry Dudgeon of North Vernon, Ind., and James Steven Dudgeon of Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 23, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ronald Thacker officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.24 2004

   
DUTTON, Buna (Mollette)
1908-2004
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 18, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Buna Dutton, 96, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Thursday, December 16 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Dutton was born January 27, 1908 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Edd and Rose Dutton Mollette. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ora Dutton. Surviving is one brother, Frank Mollette of Boons Camp, Ky. The service will be officiated by Claude Mollette, with burial following in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.18 2004

  
EDEN, Lucille (Daniels)
Died: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Age: 88
FLOYD COUNTY — Lucille Daniels Eden, 88, of Martin, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 29, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Caroline Music Daniels. She was a homemaker and member of White Dove Pentecostal Church, Prestonsburg. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joan McCallister. Survivors include her husband, Willie Ray Eden; a son, William Ray Eden of St. Augustine, Fla.; three daughters, Sylvia Rigor of Grayson, Phyllis Hunter of Martin, and Patsy Wiggins of St. Augustine; a sister, Sylvia Dermatz of Leesburg, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with clergyman Lowell Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.15 2004

  
FYFFE, Leslie
1935-2004
Age 69 saw God`s loving arms outsretched to him and he was so tired and weak from his illness that God swept him up into glory Sunday, December 19, 2004. He was born February 28, 1935 in Barn Rock, Kentucky, the son of the late Dock and Oma Fyffe. Leslie was a retired iron worker with Local #172. He attended Southwest Grace Church. He was a game hunting and gun enthusiast. Leslie is survived by his loving wife of sixteen years, Connie ; children Mark (Sandy) Fyffe of Grove City, Beth Ann Brown of Grove City, Leslie Barthren of New Jersey, Christina (Van) Able of Medina and Jim Morgan of Columbus ; special grandchildren James Morgan, Jennifer, Tiffany, Scott and Keith Able and Ashley Brown ; many loving brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Schoedinger Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City,Ohio where his funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2004 with Rev. Mykel Pamperin officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetary. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send email condolences. Printed December 20, 2004


   
GRIFFITH, Alka (McFarland)
1923-2004
Services were held on Sunday, December 5, 10 a.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home for Alka Griffith, 81, of St. Paris, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, December 2 in Urbana, Ohio. Mrs. Griffith was born February 18, 1923 in Salyersville, Ky., daughter of the late Clint and Julia Conley McFarland. Surviving are her husband, Wade Griffith of St. Paris, Ohio; one daughter, Sally (Paul) Feasel of Urbana, Ohio; one son, Phillip (Eva) Griffith of Vandalia, Ohio; one sister, Louis (Art) Davis of Michigan; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; special friends, nephews and nieces. The service was officiated by Pastor Frank Kampbell. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.07 2005

    
JENKINS, Carl
Died: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Age: 73
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Carl Jenkins, 73, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born Dec. 13, 1931, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Arthur Jenkins and Laura Bell Howard Jenkins Howard. He was retired from Continental Conveyor and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ossie Jenkins; and two sisters, Mary Howard and Dorothy Howard. Survivors include his wife, Blenda Poe Jenkins; one daughter, Rebecca Jenkins of Salyersville; and one sister, Edna Montgomery of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 17, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Poe officiating. Burial will be in the Penix Cemetery, Mash Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.17 2004


    
JOHNSON, Ada (Pennington)
Died: Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Age: 93
FLOYD COUNTY — Ada Pennington Johnson, 93, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 23, 1911, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Jerry Pennington and Ellen Blair Pennington. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Johnson; a daughter, Christine Johnson; and a son, Jerry Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Blair of Borderland, W.Va., and Mary Ferguson of Staffordsville; two sons, Jarvie N. Johnson of New Lexington, Ohio, and Leroy Johnson of Staffords-ville; two sisters, Eva Salyer of Cambridge, Ohio, and Ruby Conley of Falcon; a brother, Burley Pennington of Falcon; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 17, at Caudill Fork United Baptist Church with ministers Phillip Caudill, Eulas Adams and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Visitation will be until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Body will go to the church one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Pennington Family Cemetery, Burton Fork, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.17 2004

    
KELLY, Ashley Herald
1921-2004
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Ashley Herald Kelly, 83, of Martha, died Tuesday, Dec. 28 2004. Born Oct. 20, 1921, at Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Hendrix and Ella Sagraves Kelly. He was a retired barge pumper with Ashland Oil Inc., of the Baptist faith, and an U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leyman W. Kelly. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Marie Griffith Kelly of Martha; two daughters, Karen Gallosa of Independance, and Dianna Ferguson of Flat Gap; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 31, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Revs. Thomas Byron Ray, Johnnie Boggs and Roosevelt Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Sturgill Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
KESTNER, James Richard
1942-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 10, 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for James Richard Kestner, 62, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, December 7 at his residence. Mr. Kestner was born July 17, 1942 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Orville and Ruie Blair Kestner. He was a retired Lowe’s employee. Surviving are his wife, Dottie Lou Moles Kestner of Staffordsville, Ky.; one son, James Richard “Ricky” Kestner II of Taswell, Tenn.; one daughter, Sherri Kestner Hensley of Martha, Ky.; two brothers, Joe Dean Kestner of Hager Hill, Ky., and Carroll Gene Kestner of Leander, Ky.; one sister, Billie Lou Caudill of Swamp Branch, Ky.; five grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Drew Martin, Larry O’Bryan and Donnie Patrick, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.10 2004

     
LEONARD, Patricia (Ellis)(Cobb)
1939-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Patricia Ellis Cobb Leonard, 65, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard. Born Oct. 19, 1939, at Wheelwright, she was a daughter of the late James "Buck" and Pearl Lemaster Ellis. She was a graduate of Morehead State University with a degree in social work, employed with Stewart Home School, Frankfort, and a member of Prestonsburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Ray Ellis; and a sister, Martha Slone. Survivors include four sons, Jeff Ellis and Jamie Cobb, both of Van Lear, John Cobb of Covington, and Bill Cobb of Salyersville; six daughters, Tammy Tahour of Victorville, Calif., Robin Cobb of West Liberty, Patty Cobb of Jackson, Ohio, Maria Leonard of Owingsville, Laura Watkins of Morehead, and Debbie Holbrook of Elliott County; two brothers, Bucky Ellis of Wellington, and Charlie Ellis of Syracuse, Ind.; three sisters, Joy Gibson, Sande Moore and Carolyn Moore, all of Langley; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 31, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MAYNARD, Mack Neal
1952-2004
Died: Friday, December 17, 2004 Age: 52
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mack Neal Maynard, 52, of Thelma, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Hospital, Paintsville. Born March 15, 1952, he was a son of the late Issac and Belle Hobbs Maynard. He was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Conley and Mose. Survivors include two sons, David L. Maynard of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Ryan C. Maynard of Flatburg; three brothers, Robert Maynard of Street, Md., Ervin Maynard of Inez and Albert Maynard of Lucie, Fla.; five sisters, Stella Pack of South Carolina, Sarah Pack of Louisa, Bonnie Fletcher of Hubert Heights, Ohio, Sharon Wilson of Grove City, Ohio, and Teresa Maynard of Inez; and a grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Workman officiating. Burial was in Maynard Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.22 2004

   
MAYNARD, Madge (Pinson)
1929-2004
Died: Monday, December 20, 2004 Age: 75
MARTIN COUNTY — Madge P. Maynard, 75, of Inez died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 22, 1929, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Matt and Mary B. Moore Pinson. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Borders Chapel United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Maynard; and three sisters, Rebecca Ooten, Edna Crum and Ruby May Pinson. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Faye Gibson; two sisters, Callie Pinson and Vicie Pauley, both of Inez; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez Chapel, with Frank Buskirk officiating. Burial will be in Pinson Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.22 2004

  
MEADE, Wilma (Borders)
1939-2004
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Herald & Stewart Chapel for Wilma Borders Meade, 65, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., who passed away Saturday, December 11 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Meade was born October 15, 1939 in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Manuel and Goldia Montgomery Borders. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Earl Burton. She was a secretary for A. O. Smith for 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Bob Meade of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; one son, Darryl Anthony Meade of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; one daughter, Tammy Crutcher of Oldham County, Ky.; three sisters, Betty Gullett of Florida, Edna Johnson of Pikeville, Ky., and Mary Coleman of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Basil Borders of Chicago, Ill., and Bascom Borders of Ocala, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jacob Thomas, Emily Claire, and Conner Crutcher, all of Oldham County, Ky. The service was officiated by the Rev. Jeff Perkins, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.16 2004

  
MEEK, Walter Robert "Bob"
1930-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Walter Robert "Bob" Meek, 74, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at his residence. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of Ruth Rice Meek and the late Walter H. Meek. He was self-employed in an electrical/refrigeration business. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Irene Ramsey Meek. Survivors include a son, Walter "Walt" R. Meek of Paintsville; three sisters, Francis Pope of Jefferson City, Mo., Emaline Mayhew and Victoria Brightwell, both of Louisville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John Boyd officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
MOLLETT, Virgie (Daniels)
1933-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, 2 p.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church for Virgie Mollett, 71, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, December 8 at her residence. Mrs. Mollett was born February 24, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Ethel Crum Daniels Estep and the late John Leslie Daniels. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Worthy Mollett. Surviving in addition to her mother are four sons, Worthy Mollett Jr., Gary Mollette, John Richard Mollett, all of Boons Camp, Ky., and George Edward Mollett of W. Van Lear, Ky.; two daughters, Janet Mollett and Charlotte Slack, both of Boons Camp, Ky.; three brothers, Woodrow Daniels of Sitka, Ky., Shilo Daniels of Cocoa, Fla., and Johnny Ray Daniels of Merritt Island, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Thompson of Hampton, Va., and Evelyn Warrell of Lafayette, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Claude Mollette, Johnny Mollette, Dewey Mullins and Kenny Preece, with burial following in the family cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. (Reprinted due to a mistake made on the date of the funeral.   Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.10 2004

 
MULLINS, Genivee
1946-2004
Genivee Mullins, 58, of Dayton, Ohio, departed this world peacefully on Wednesday, December 8, 2004. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jeff Hicks, and four half-sisters. Surviving are her husband, Eugene “Tom” Mullins of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Jennifer Hicks (fiancé, Brett); three sons, Troy (Donna) Sherman, Thomas and Billy Mulllins; four sisters, Loraine Preston, Neva Lee Kimbler, Lois Dean Moore, and Murrell (Jim) Hampton; one half-sister, Ann Murphy; three grandchildren, Crystal, Jessica Marlow, and Cheyenne Mullins; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Memorial services were held 4 p.m., Saturday, December 11 at the Drexel Church of the Nazarene in Dayton, Ohio, with Pastor Clyde O. Waites officiating. Arrangements under the direction of the Rogers Funeral Home of New Lebanon, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.16 2004

    
O'BRYAN, Margaret Catherine (Hayes)
Died: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY — Margaret Catherine Hayes O'Bryan, 78, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 at her residence. Born Feb. 1, 1926, in Buckum County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Floyd Bascom and Margaret Paris Hayes. She was a retired merchant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter O'Bryan. Survivors include a son, Walter Steven O'Bryan of Paintsville; two brothers, Horace Hayes of Charlotte, N.C., and Charles Bascom Hayes of Hendersonville, N.C.; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.17 2004


    
PARSONS, Oakley
Died: Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Age: 80
MARTIN COUNTY — Oakley Parsons, 80, of Inez, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 18, 1924, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Frank and Dianah Lowe Parsons. Survivors include three sons, Don Parsons of Pilgrim, and Darrell and Harold Parsons of Warfield; four daughters, Romain Rhodes of Columbus, Ohio, Clair Preece of Wittensville, and Faye Kirk and Avonell Dials of Inez; two sisters, Alice Shelton of McDowell and Elise Heskett of Michigan; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez, with Hobert Meek and Tim McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Family Cemetery, Pilgrim, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.08 2004

    
PATRICK, Ora Ann (Collinsworth)
Died: Friday, December 24, 2004
Age: 89
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ora Ann Collinsworth Patrick, 89, of Salyersville, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 8, 1915, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of Mace and Margaret Fletcher Collinsworth. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Babe" Patrick; two sons, Lowell Patrick and Lloyd Patrick; four daughters, Margie Patrick, Shirley Patrick, Edith Patrick, and Sue Carol Patrick; three brothers; four sisters; and three great-grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Donald Patrick, and Harry Jack Patrick, both of Salyersville; two daughters, Barbara Amick and Connie Sue Kennedy, both of Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Delbert Porter and Henry Clemmons officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery, Burning Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.29 2004

        
POWERS, Stephen Patrick Powers
1970-2004
OHIO — Stephen Patrick Powers, 34, of Marengo, Ohio, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 at Adena Hospital, Chillicothe, Ohio. Born Oct. 9, 1970, in Franklin County, Ohio, he was a son of the late Denise Jean Woods Powers, and William R. "Bill" Powers. He was the owner of a tree service. Additional survivors include his wife, Lena Marie Johnson Powers of Marengo; a son, Coleson Powers of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Lindsey, Amanda, and Bethany, all of Grove City, Ohio; a brother, William Shannon Powers of Williamsport, Ohio; and two sisters, Leah Raye Boling of Grove City, and Deelena Manuel of Columbus. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Charles Manious officiating. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PRESTON, Margie (Fitch)
192-2004
Margie Preston, age 76, of Springboro passed away on Monday, December 27, 2004 at Hillspring Healthcare Center in Springboro. She was born on October 4, 1928 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of Tom and Malta Fitch. Margie was the deli manager at the Springboro IGA for 45 years retiring in 2003. Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Wilbur Fitch; and two sisters, Maggie Balestrieri and Wilma Faye. Margie never had natural children, but she took care of many children including Phil Preston of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, Janie Moreland of Springboro, Homer Preston, Jr. of Springboro, Doug Preston of Middletown, Nathan Preston of Springboro, Hannah Dearth of Springboro, Jonathan Moreland of Springboro and Emily Moreland of Springboro. She is also survived by three brothers, Bob Fitch, Tom Fitch Jr. and Delmas Fitch; and two sisters, Shirley Davis and Katherine Hitchcock all of Paintsville, Kentucky. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 40 North Main Street, Springboro, Ohio with the Reverend Dewey Mac Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and on Thursday from 12:00 pm until time of the service.  Published  12/28/2004.

       
PUCKETT, Mary Jane "Little Granny" (Tackett)
1906-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Jane "Little Granny" Tackett Puckett, 98, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at her residence. Born Aug. 29, 1906, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Samuel and Suzanne Napier Tackett. She was a cook with Paintsville Hospital for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Puckett, in 1986; and a son, James Henry Puckett, in 1987. Survivors include three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jerry M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
RAY, Virginia "Virgie" Faye (Johnson)
1942-2004
Died: Saturday, December 18, 2004
Age: 61
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virginia "Virgie" Faye Johnson Ray, 61, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born April 15, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Alvin York and Faye Spears Johnson. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses Ray, in 2002. Survivors include a son, Calvin Ray of Pikeville; a daughter, LaDonna Maynard of Pikeville; three step-daughters, Tammy Ramirez, Sherry West, and Sharon Ratcliff; a sister, Lana Hughes of Springfield, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Toby Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.24 2004

     
ROWLAND, Arnold Eugene
1940-2004
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arnold Eugene Rowland, 64, of Volga, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 23, 1940, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Harrison and Ida Williams Rowland. He was an administrator with Johnson County Schools. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Rowland. Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann McKenzie Rowland of Volga; a son, Kevin Scott Rowland of Volga; a daughter Staci Ann Weddington of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Paul Rowland of Lexington and Carl Rowland of Flat Gap; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 1, at Johnson County Middle School, Paintsville, with Rev. John Ison, Rev. Wendell Ison and Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
SETSER, Ellis B.
1923-2004
Ellis B. Setser, 81, passed away December 22, 2004, in Canada. Mr. Setser was born in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late John and Callie Setser. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He was a WW II veteran, and retired from Allied Chemical in Detroit, Mich. Surviving are three daughters, Jean, Brenda, and Robin, all of Michigan; three sisters, Audrey Huff, Lottie Thomas, and Ruth Cregar of Dayton, Ohio. He was cremated December 27 in Canada. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.12 2005

   
SPARKS, Anthony Lee "Red"
Died: Saturday, December 11, 2004
Age: 23
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Anthony Lee "Red" Sparks, 23, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at his residence. Born Feb. 7, 1981, in Johnson County, he was a son of Paul Saylor and Bonnie Sparks Havens and the stepson of Jerry Havens. He was an auto mechanic. Survivors include two sons, Anthony Calloway Sparks and Billy Sparks, both of Salyersville; two daughters, Jenny Leighann Sparks and Bethony Jean Sizemore, both of Salyersville; and two sisters, Jerry Lynn Benton and Amanda Guess, both of Salyersville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Lonnie Cole officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Burning Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.15 2004


SPARKS, Hershel P.
1914-2004
Hershel P. Sparks, age 90, of Plain City died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at Arbors of Hillard, Ohio. Born April 6, 1914 in Kerz, KY. Past member of Freewill Baptist Church, which he help build. Retired from Jaeger Machine in Columbus after he moved to Florida, where he enjoyed long walks, gardening, watching golf on TV and he also enjoyed his pet dogs and cats that he raised. Preceded in death by parents Thurman and Dollie Litteral Sparks, 1st wife, Mary (McDaniel) Sparks, 2nd wife, Alice (Fairchild) Sparks, son Ernest Ray Sparks and sisters Ruth Sparks Williamson and Alma McKenzie. Survivied by wife, Gertrude Sparks of Hillard; children, Eula May (Jim) Williams of Urbana, Larry (Phyllis) Sparks of Plain City, Hershel Lee Sparks of Columbus and Alice Furn (Bob) Lindsey of Columbus; grandchildren, Tim, Tereasa, Betty Jean, Eugene, Randy, Rick, Joyce, Janet, Steve, Jeff, Ronda, Robert, Sharon, Evelyn, Sandy, Susan, Mike and Chris. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m.Saturday, December 4, 2004 Forest Grove Cemetery with Pastor Bethany Wallace officiating. Family is being served by the Ferguson Funeral Home, 614-873-8013. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the care givers at Arbors of Hilliard. Contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice Foundation 2760 Airport Dr., #100, Columbus, OH. 43219

  
STAMPER, James “Jim” L.
1944-2004
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 10, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for James “Jim” L. Stamper, 60, of Leander, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, December 8 2004 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Stamper was born July 20, 1944 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Jess and Carrie Frazier Stamper. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Bowens Stamper of Leander, Ky.; three sons, James A. Stamper of Paintsville, Ky., Jimmy and Donald Stamper, both of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Tracey Stamper Blevins and Lenor Stamper, both of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Charles Stamper of Paintsville, Ky., Joe Stamper of Bristoh, Okla., and Loyd Stamper of Delaware, Ohio; several grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Joe Keaton, with burial in the Stamper Family Cemetery at Leander, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.10 2004

      
THOMPSON, Loretta (Preston)
Died: Monday, December 27, 2004
Age: 94
JOHNSON COUNTY — Loretta Thompson, 94, of Offutt, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Forrest and Maxie Sherman Preston She was a nurse and a U.S. Air Force veteran. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ova Lawrence Thompson. Survivors include a son, Edsall Wendall Spears of Tenn.; a stepson, Charles B. Thompson of Ashland; two daughters, Teresa Fannin of Banjo Branch, and Pamela Rigsby of Bristol, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Denise Sexton of Ashland; a brother, Raymond Preston of Henderson; a sister, Billie Gamberling of Wyoming; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Southie Fannin Jr., and Richard Williams officiating. Burial will be in Preston Family Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.29 2004

    
VANHOOSE, Marion
1912-2004
Marion VanHoose, 92, of Bandytown,WV died Saturday, Dec.11,2004 at CAMC General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Vanhoose and son, Billy R. VanHoose He was born  June 7,1912 in Paintsville, KY. He was retired from Armco Steel Co. and was a member of the UMWA. Mr. VanHoose is a member of The Great Church in Heaven. His is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Mitchell of Madison and Alice F. Doherty of Terrell, Texas, three sons Jerry VanHoose of Madison, Benny Vanhoose of Bozoo, WV and Ronny Vanhoose of Bandytown; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren: one brother Earl VanHoose of Paintsville, KY. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec.16, 2004 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev.David Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Mid-Ferrell Cemetery, Bandytown. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. wednesday at the funeral home.

   
WARD, Dianne Kaye (McCarty)
1959-2004
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dianne Kaye McCarty Ward, 45, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Thursday, November 4 2004 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born March 27, 1959 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Sue Trimble McCarty of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and the late Alex Allen McCarty. She was an operating engineer with Local 181. Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Brandon Alexander (Keri) McCarty Ward of Ashland, Ky.; three daughters, Andrea Suzanne Ward of Newbern, N.C., Nicole Gracetine Ward of Ashland, Ky., and Alicia Renee (Joey) Smith of Williamson, W.Va.; three brothers, Christopher Allen and Bryan Bandy (Gina) McCarty, both of Flatwoods, Ky., and Kevin Eugene (Lisa) McCarty of Columbus, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Margie Trimble of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and paternal grandmother, Ann McCarty of Texas; one granddaughter, Kailey Brooke Ward; friend, John Napier of Ashland, Ky. The service was officiated by Denny Land and David Trimble, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery at Barnetts Creek, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.16 2004

    
WARD, John Timothy
Died: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Age: 37
JOHNSON COUNTY — John Timothy Ward, 37, of East Point, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 at St. Marys Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1967, at Trenton, Mich., he was a son of John E. Ward and Mary Jane Mollette Ward. He was an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Janet Sue Hale Ward; two daughters, Miranda Sue Ward and Brooklynne Timothea Ward, both of East Point; two sons, John David Ward and Grant Arron Lee Ward, both of East Point; and a sister, Mary M. Ward of Monroe, Mich. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Darrell Newsome, officiating. Burial was in the Hale Family Cemetery under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.17 2004


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