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JANUARY - 2005

ADKINS, Emma (Blevins)
1915-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Emma Adkins, 89, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at her residence. Born March 22, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Sol and Susan Alice Lemasters Blevins. She was a member of Buffalo United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Adkins, in 1993. Survivors include six sons, Benny Adkins Jr. of Van Lear, Lon Adkins, Joe Adkins, Harold Adkins, all of Paintsville, Marvin Adkins of Hager Hill, and William Adkins of New Carlisle, Ohio; two daughters, Martha Adkins of Springfield, Ohio, and Sula Reed of Tutor Key; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four step- grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Buffalo United Baptist Church with Eulas Adams, John Blanton, John Mollette and Doug Preston officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005

 
ALLEN, Timothy Ray Allen
1965-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Timothy Ray Allen, 39, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at his residence. Born Oct. 25, 1965, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Custer and Thelma Jean Adkins Allen. He was a self-employed logger and a member of Salyersville First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Montgomery Allen of Salyersville; a son, Nicholas Blake Allen of Salyersville; four brothers, Larry Dale Allen of West Liberty, Phillip Ricky Allen of Ezel, and Randy Allen and Custer Allen Jr., both of Salyersville; and two sisters, Connie Keeton and Patty Sue Mann, both of Salyersville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 1, at First Baptist Church, Salyersville, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Allen Family Cemetery, Harper, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005


ALLEY, Bula (Bailey)
1940-2005
Graveside services were held Sunday, January 30, 2 p.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery for Bula Bailey Alley, 64, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Thursday, January 27 at the Best Care Nursing Home in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Mrs. Alley was born October 31, 1940 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Hurst and Zelda VanHoose Bailey. She was a waitress. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Wassie Bailey. Surviving are her husband, Roy K. Alley; one son, Mark (Jerri) Alley of Fayetteville, Ohio; one daughter, Sheila (Paul) Fraley of Catlettsburg, Ky.; three brothers, Dave and Farrell Bailey, both of Grayson, Ky., and Charles Bailey of Dade City, Fla.; five sisters, Jean DesJardin of Lake, Mich., Jennie Klug of Detroit, Mich., Ponnie Prucnell of Sandpoint, Mich., Martha Ward of Snyder, Ind., and Faye Music of Ashland, Ky.; one granddaughter, Emily Alley. The service was officiated by Pastor David Herndon. Arrangements under the direction of the Neal Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.02 2005

  
BALDRIDGE, Lou Vernia (Castle)
1925-2005
Lou Vernia Age 79 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2005 in the Wright Nursing Home. Lou was born, October 15, 1925 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Martin & Eunice Castle. Lou was retired from Duffs after 23 years, and was a member of the Maple Ave., Church of God. Survivors include her children, Jewell Brock of Fairborn, Sharon Jones of Chicago, Illinois and Roger Baldridge of Denham Springs, Louisiana. 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great- Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman in 1985 and two brothers, Lloyd & Floyd Castle. A gathering of family & friends will be held in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, from 6-8 p.m., Monday, with services being conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2005, with Pastor Jim Clayton, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills, Cemetery, Tipp City. Published 1/17/200

  
BLAIR, Carl Francis
1915-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 19, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel for Carl Francis Blair, 89, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, January 16, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Blair was born June 11, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Leonard and Bertha Brown Blair. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wive, Louise Horne Blair of Staffordsville, Ky.; nine sons, Francis, Eldon and John Blair, all of Barnetts Creek, Ky., Gerald Blair of Wakeman, Ohio, Phillip and Robie Ray Blair, both of Denver, Ky., Carl “Junior” Blair of Leander, Ky., Neal Blair of Nippa, Ky., and Ricky Blair of Fayetteville, N.C.; five daughters, Fern May of Denver, Ky., Jean Dawson of Hager Hill, Ky., Kathy Meade of Flat Gap, Ky., Cheryl Johnson of Barnetts Creek, Ky., and Polly Adams of West Van Lear, Ky.; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Donald Ray Caudill and Lindsey Meade, with burial in the Blair Family Cemetery at Barnetts Creek, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.19 2005


    
BLAIR, Wayne B.
1926-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Wayne B. Blair, 78, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at his residence. Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John B. and Rosie Colvin Blair. He was a janitor retired from Oil Springs school and member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Maxine P. Blair of Staffordsville; and a sister, Maxie Powers of Salyersville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Paintsville Funeral Home with Elders Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, Buster Blanton, and Fred Salyers officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005

   
BOOTH, James Rufus Booth
1928-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Rufus Booth, 76, of River, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005 at his residence. Born April 13, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Jackie Booth and Pearl Booth Gunnells. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ratliff Booth of River; three sons, Mont Booth of Oil Springs, and Kenneth Booth and Greg Booth, both of River; a daughter, Brenda Ward of River; three brothers, Jack Booth of Stone, Ernest Booth of Ashville, Ohio, and Robert Booth of River; two sisters, Arlena Booth of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Ollie Wiley of Salyersville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 30, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with James Roger VanHoose and Gorden Ward officiating. Burial was in Lemaster/Ratliff Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
BRYANT, Kathy (Stamper)
1961-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kathy Stamper Bryant, 43, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell. Born Aug. 28, 1961, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Charles R. Stamper of Paintsville and the late Marie Fyffe Stamper. She was a bank teller with Citizens National Bank. Additional survivors include her husband, Duane Bryant of Paintsville; a son, Christopher Duane Bryant of Paintsville; a brother, Danny Stamper of Georgetown; and two sisters, Bonnie Keaton and Patsy Stamper, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 28, at Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Richard Williams and James McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Keaton Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CASTLE, Vivian Marie (McCloud)
1913-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Vivian Marie McCloud Castle, 91, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2005 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Aug. 1, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William Ireland and Hattie Conley McCloud. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Castle; a son, Allen Dale Castle; and a daughter, Shirley Ann Kindle. Survivors include six sons, Roger Willis Castle and Jim Castle, both of Paintsville; Charles Castle of Middlesborogh, Fla., Larry Gene Castle of Whitebluff, Tenn., Robert Lee Castle of Thelma, and William Joseph Castle of Staffordsville; six daughters, Louise McGowan and Linda Alshalchy, both of Port Orange, Fla., Betty Morgan of Pikeville, Malta Roberts of Flatwoods, and Patsy Castle and Debra Kay Price, both of Paintsville; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.12 2005

 
COLVIN, Allene (Blair)
1938-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 23, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Allene Blair Colvin, 66, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, January 20 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Colvin was born July 8, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Lonnie Blair and the late Neva Pack Blair. She worked for Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center with the Disease Control Administration. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Elwood Blair. Surviving are her husband, James F. Colvin of Paintsville, Ky.; two sons, Mike (Kelly), and Mark (Anita) Colvin, both of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Peggy Legg of Frankfort, Ky., and Diane Dozier of Georgetown, Ky.; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Donnie Patrick, 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 28 2005

   
COTTLE, Effie E. (Stapleton)
1933-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Effie E. Cottle, 71, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at her residence. Born Sept. 5, 1933, in Red Bush, she was a daughter of the late Sonny C. and Icie Burchett Stapleton. She was a waitress. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Cottle of Paintsville; two sons, Gregory Allen Cottle of Iraq, and James Earl Cottle of Paintsville; a daughter, Charlene Crowe of Indianapolis, Ind.; three brothers, Rex Stapleton of Huber Heights, Ohio, Virgil Stapleton of St. Paris, Ohio, and John Stapleton of Tipp City, Ohio; two sisters, Belvenell Hill of Oil Springs, and Betty Lemaster of Mount Juliet, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 31, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Delbert Music and Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


CRAVEN, Ruby (Castle)
Died: Saturday, January 22, 2005 Age: 76
 JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruby Craven, 76, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 22, at her residence. Born Feb. 5, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Eulah Daniel Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Craven, in 1965. Survivors include two sons, Roger Wilcox of Goshen, Ohio, and Guy Russell Wilcox of Maryland; a daughter, Nancy Scott of Hamilton, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Bob Castle of Tutor Key, and Joe Castle of Salyersville; four sisters, Ruth Rigsby of Paintsville, Rushie Kestner of Hager Hill, Roberta Conley of Staffordsville, and Janet Sue Pack of Tutor Key; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 24, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Jay Castle Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.
Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.26 2005

     
DANIELS, Charles Lloyd
1919-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Lloyd Daniels, 85, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born Nov. 16, 1919, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Izora Harless Daniels. He was a coal miner and a WW II Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bess Adkins Daniels. Survivors include a son, Charles Daniels of Paintsville; a brother, Robert A. "Bob" Daniels of Van Lear; two sisters, Bessie McCoart of Van Lear, and Lucille Blanton of Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Kenneth Chambers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005

  
ELKINS, Diane (Marshall)
1959-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Diane Marshall Elkins, 45, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Jan. 8, at her residence. Born Sept. 10, 1959, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Doris Whitaker Marshall and the late Hoker Marshall. She was a beautician and member of Salyersville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Marshall; and one grandchild. Additional survivors include her husband, James Elkins Jr. of Salyersville; step-father, Billy Marshall; a daughter, Becky Cole of Salyersville; two sisters, Judith Collinsworth and Pauletta May, both of Salyersville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ronald Thacker officiating. Burial was in Elkins Family Cemetery, Blaze Branch, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.12 2005

    
EVANS, Ruby  (Ross)
1923-2005
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 13, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Ruby Evans, 80, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Monday, January 10 at her residence. Mrs. Evans was born October 7, 1923, in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Bessie Sparks Ross. She was a teacher in the Johnson County school system. Surviving are her husband, Fairel Evans; one son, Gary Evans of South Carolina; one daughter, Bonnie McKenzie of Flat Gap, Ky.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Elmer Burchwell and Paul Preston, with interment following in the Point Pleasant Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.12 2005

    
HAZELETT, Betty Joyce (Ramey)
1932-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Joyce Ramey Hazelett, 72, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 5, 1932, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Ola Castle Ramey. She was a retired teacher. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Roy Ramey.  Survivors include her husband, Edward R. Hazelett of Paintsville; and a son, Edward R. Hazelett of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Dave Flanery and Ronnie Blair officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the First Christian Church. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005

   
HITES, Eunice (Dennison)
1934-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Eunice Dennison Hites, 70, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 23, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Sylvia Collins Dennison. Survivors include her husband, Richard Hites of Van Lear; a son, Timothy Hites of Prestonsburg; a brother, Claude Dennison of Catlettsburg; a sister, Wandena Young of Van Lear; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005

 
HORNE, Juanita (Blanton)
Died: Friday, January 14, 2005
Age: 78
JOHNSON COUNTY — Juanita Horne, 78, of Staffordsville, died Friday, Jan. 14, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born March 9, 1926, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Dock and Verna Blanton. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Horne of Staffordsville; a daughter, Tammy Jane Dutton of Staffordsville; two sons, Raymond Timothy Horne of Magnolia, Ohio, and Anthony Lee Horne of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Patricia Ann Conley of Staffordsville; two brothers, Wendell "Nig" Blanton of Paintsville, and Robert Blanton of Oil Springs; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Monday, Jan. 17, at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Bro. Rusty Preston officiating. Burial was under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.19 2005

    
HOWARD, Florie (Howard)
1919-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Florie Howard, 85, of Salyersville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 20, 1919, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Ashland and Lula Jenkins Howard. She was a homemaker and member of Head of Coon United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cortis Howard; a daughter, Ella Lee Howard; four brothers, Toy Howard, Golden Howard, Enny Howard, and Denny Howard; and three sisters, Wonnie Tackett, Ivory Gamble, and Lizzie Gamble. Survivors include seven sons, Charles E. Howard of Lebanon, Ohio, Eugene Howard of Winchester, Henry Vance Howard of Mt. Sterling, and Joseph Howard, Roy R. Howard, Steve Howard, and Willie Howard, all of Salyersville; a daughter, Rebecca Russell of Salyersville; two brothers, Solen Howard and Dola Howard, both of Salyersville; four sisters, Lola Gamble of Marion, Ohio, Esta Gamble and Vinnie Adams, both of Salyersville, and Evie Tackett, of Staffordsville; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Herman Russell, Tim Tackett and Mike Tackett officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
JONES, Venus (Bayes)
1913-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 19, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Venus Jones, 91, of Salyersville, Ky., who passed away Monday, January 17 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Jones was born January 24, 1913 at Denver, Ky., daughter of the late Leander and Dora Estep Bayes. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Reason Jones. Surviving are one step-daughter, Betty Heuser of Sitka, Ky.; one nephew, Larry Joe Bayes of Hager Hill, Ky. The service will be officiated by Larry Joe Bayes, with burial following in the Andrew Row Cemetery at Kerz, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.19 2005

  
KENNARD, Vonnie
Died: Thursday, January 13, 2005
Age: 75
OHIO — Vonnie Kennard, 75, of Dayton, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at the VA Hospital. Born July 1, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John Kennard and Maude Adams. He was a Korean Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lawanna Wells Kennard; a brother, J.B. Kennard of Dayton; and a sister, Malta Titlo of Dayton. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 16, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home with John Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.19 2005


   
LEE, Cleo E.
Died: Sunday, January 09, 2005
Age: 77
VIRGINIA — Cleo E. Lee, 77, of Richmond, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 9. Born July 6, 1927, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Roy Lee and Dicie Lee Sparks. He was a park ranger at Dewey Lake on Johns Creek and a 1st Marine 25 year veteran. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Shaar Lee of Richmond; a son, Joseph Joe Lee of Salisbury, N.C.; a daughter, Julie Lee Spears of Richmond; a brother, Leon Lacey Lee of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Beta Stawn of Darlington, S.C.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at St. Johns Catholic Church, Richmond, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News


LOWE, George Herman
1925-2005
LOWE, GEORGE HERMAN 79, of Springfield Ohio passed away at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 in Community Hospital. He was born February 11, 1925 in Lowmansville, Kentucky the son of Roy and Zella (Stevens) Lowe. Mr. Lowe was a retired farmer. Survivors include brothers and sisters: Audrey Lyons, Springfield, Leroy (Nora) Lowe, Texas, Grace (Harry) Tombleson, Florida, Leslie (Glenda) Lowe, Texas, Datha Nelson, Springfield, Verlia Sue (Jerry) Kuykahil, South Carolina, Herbert Lowe, Springfield, and numerous and nieces and nephews. HE was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Johnson and Ireta Edwards. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday IN Plattsburg Cemetery with Pastor Gary Swogger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangments are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHAMAN FUNERAL HOME. Published 1/9/2005.

  
MCCARTY, Randall "Randy"
1968-2005
 JOHNSON COUNTY — Randall "Randy" McCarty, 36, of Emma, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 28, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of Eleanor McCarty. He was a paramedic with the city of Paintsville and a member of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Amy Hicks McCarty of Emma; a son, Joshua McCarty of Wittensville; three stepsons, Justin Adkins, Joey Adkins, and Josh Adkins, all of Prestonsburg; a stepdaughter, Allie Adkins of Prestonsburg; and a brother, Kevin McCarty of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 27, at Fire Station # 1 with Richard Hale officiating. Burial was in Litteral Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
MCLIN, Lawrence Bruce
1927-2005
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, 1 p.m. at the West Liberty Christian Church for Lawrence Bruce McLin, 77, of West Liberty, Ky., who passed away Thursday, January 27 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. McLin was born April 22, 1927 in Hazel Green, Ky., son of the late Robert Bruce and Hazel Howard McLin. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, coached basketball at Paintsville High School, and was a retired teacher, basketball and baseball coach, and umpire. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Harris McLin, and one sister, Lois Runyon. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Craft McLin of West Liberty, Ky.; one son, Lt. Lawrence Bruce (Kristin) McLin Jr. of Hawaii; four sisters, Jean Eloise Gleason of Huntington, W.Va., Roberta (Estill) Wilson of Shelby, Ohio, Linda (Tom) Baker of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Rita (Charles) Whitney of Howard, Ohio; four step-children, Donna Potter of Lexington, Ky., Glenda (Joe) Ahler of Nashville, Tenn., Craig (Judi) of Lexington, Ky., and Rhonda Jo (Jimmy Dan) Conner of Louisville, Ky.; one granddaughter; 10 step-grandchildren.  A military service was provided by the Morgan County DAV, with burial in the Hazel Green Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home of West Liberty, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.02 2005

   
MCKENZIE, William H.
1921-2005
William H. "Bill" 83, of Springfield went home to be with the Lord at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2005 in the Odd Fellows Home. He was born March 13, 1921 in Johnson County, Kentucky, the son of John and Julla (Diles) McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie was retired from the Brain Lumber Company. Survivors include two daughters, Normazene (Buddie) Tuttle and Teresa McKenzie all of Springfield; five grandchildren, Laura (Thomas) Magoto, Brian (Jennifer) Tuttle, Douglas R. Black Jr., Heather Mader and Aundrea Black; eight great-grandchildren, Elijah and Kyla Tuttle, Thomas and Austin Magoto, Lahela and Zeith Black, Macy and Breeana McDonald; one brother, Johnny McKenzie of Kentucky and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wives, Gladys McKenzie and Margie McKenzie; granddaughter, Tammy Tuttle; his parents; five sisters and two brothers. Friends may call in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastors Tom Chapman and Jay Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomers Cemetery.

    
MINIX, Phillip Ryan
Died: Sunday, January 16, 2005
Age: 30
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Phillip Ryan Minix, 30, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005 at
Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 25, 1974, in Pikeville, he was a son of Hager and Brenda Jean Watson Minix of Salyersville. He was a pipe fitter with Ashland Oil Company, Ashland, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Judy Arnett Minix of Royalton; a daughter, Cambridge Minix of Royalton; and two sisters, Lynn Blanton and Janelle Howard, both of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Minix officiating. Burial will be in Watson Family Cemetery, Oakley, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.19 2005

     
PATRICK, Josie (Williams)
1914-2005
PATRICK, Josie Age 90, of Beavercreek, Oh, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at the Dayspring Healthcare Center. She was born September 9, 1914, in Paintsville, KY, to Eliphas Turner Ashby Williams and Minerva (Van Hoose) Williams, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Patrick, in 1998. Josie is survived by three daughters, Janet and husband, Terry G. Montgomery, of Huber Heights, OH, Linda Caspar, of Beavercreek, OH, and Diana and husband, Jim Ebert, of Beavercreek, OH; one son, David and wife, Karen Patrick, of Huber Heights; son-in-law, Robert L. Caspar, Jr., of Washington Township; seven grandchildren, Brent and wife, Shannon Montgomery, Andrea Montgomery, Bobby and Annie Caspar, Josh, Jami, and Jordan Ebert; two great grandchildren, Alyssa Ebert, and Alex Mendosa; numerous other relatives, special friends & loving, caring family at Dayspring. Funeral services will be held 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road. Reverend Donald Payne officiating. Interment Byron Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-9 P.M. on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 and from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service on Wednesday.


PERRY, Harold Thomas
1928-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harold Thomas Perry, 76, of West Van Lear, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 14, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Elva Crum Perry. Survivors include two brothers, James Arthur Perry of Indiana, and Michael Allen Perry of Michigan; and five sisters, Ruby Wells of West Van Lear, Anna Murray of Indiana, Audrey Grace Perry of Delaware, Ohio, Sally Lyons of Marion, Ohio, and Judith Louise Mays of Ohio. A private family funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 9, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with J.R. Woody and Gary Crum officiating. Burial was in Crum Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PRESTON, Douglas
Douglas Preston  69 of Van Lear, KY/West Carrollton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2005 at Hospice of Dayton. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Mary Preston. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Loretta; daughter, Stephanie (Ed) Snyder of Rochester, MN; two sons, Darrell (Pam) York, of Jellico, TN and Brian York of Glen Ellyn, IL; sister, Margie (Kenneth) Williams; brothers, Robert (Diane) and Donald (Thelma) Preston, all of Michigan; stepson, Rob Lewis of West Carrollton; stepdaughters, Rhonda (Rick) Olt of Taylorsville, KY, Cheryl (Kent) Aufdemkampe of Troy, OH; grandchildren, Kelsey, Eddie, and Tanner Snyder and Kara and Dana York; great grandson, Austin; step grandchildren, Allysa Olt, Clinton Lewis, Ricky Jones, Nikki Jones, and Justin Aufdemkampe; special niece by marriage, Melinda Dawn Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. Doug worked at McCalls, Dayton, OH and retired from Reynolds & Reynolds, Dayton, OH. He was a member of Turner Road, Church of Christ, Dayton, OH. He was preceded in death by wives, Shelby Jean and Lorene. Family will receive friends 12:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2005 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.

  
PRESTON, Shirley (Scott)
1923-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Shirley Scott Preston, 81, of Paintsville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 29, 1923, in Louisa, she was a daughter of the late Will T. and Emma Smith Scott. She was a secretary with the Kentucky State Department and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hansel Preston; and a son, Scott Preston. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Lee VanHoose of Paintsville; two sisters, Mildred Pack of Morehead and Billie Jean King of Paintsville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 10, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

  
RATLIFF, James Curtis
1940-2005
James Curtis Ratliff, 64, of George Hollow Road, Waverly, OH, died Sunday, January 9, 2005, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH. He was born April 11, 1940, in Paintsville, KY, the son of the late Curtis Ratliff and Cora (Tackett) Ratliff, of Waverly, OH. June 18, 1960, James was united in marriage to Patricia Ann (Pack) Ratliff, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gary (Stephanie) Ratliff and Jimmy Ray (Catherine) Ratliff, both of Chillicothe, OH; three daughters, Brenda (Mike) Tackett, Teresa Marie Johnson and Ruth Ann (Lloyd O.) Caldwell, all of Chillicothe, OH; 17 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse (Janet) Ratliff, of Waverly, OH, and Wayne (Tish) Ratliff, of Williamsport, OH; one sister, Emma Faye Higley, of Waverly; three nephews; and two nieces. In addition to his father, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Margarette Ann Ratliff; a mother-in-law, Della Mae Dixon; fathers- in-law, Pete Dixon and Bill Pack; and a brother-in-law, Fred Higley. James was a retired timberworker and attended Sandy Chapel Enterprise Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2005, in Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with Brother Lloyd Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Omega Cemetery, Waverly, OH. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

  
ROBERTSON, Eleanor (Smith)
1935-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Eleanor Robertson, 69, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan. 10, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Born April 1, 1935, in Taylor County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Annie Eliz. Gibson Smith. She was a teacher's aide with Paintsville City Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Robertson.. Survivors include a son, Mark Robertson of Paintsville; and a sister, Linda Franklin of Campbellsville. Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 14, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.12 2005

   
SHORT, Hazel (Walters)
1909-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 7, 2 p.m. at the Meally Church of Christ for Hazel Walters Short, 95, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, January 4 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Short was born January 9, 1909 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Glen and Virgie Hall Walters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Short, and one daughter, Josephine Short. She was a housewife. Surviving are two sons, Homer Short of Hager Hill, Ky., and James Paris (J.P.) Short of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Janice Jackson of Staffordsville, Ky., and Garnet Ward of Cannonsburg, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; many friends and neighbors. The service will be officiated by Mark McKenzie and Roger Williams, with burial following in the Russell Short Family Cemetery at Meally, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.07 2005

   
SHORT, Myrtle (Craft)
1905-2005
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Myrtle Craft Short, 99, of Beavercreek, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, January 20 2005 at Heartland of Beavercreek. Mrs. Short was born July 3, 1905 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Charlie and Colista Hall Craft. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William M. “Bill” Short; one daughter, Harvalee Estepp; two brothers and one sister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Avenue Church of Christ in Fairborn, Ohio. Surviving are one daughter, Levonda (William) Estepp of Beavercreek, Ohio; one son-in- law, Alford F. Estep; one brother, Denver Craft of Meally, Ky.; one sister, Alberta Salyer of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Scott, with burial in the Craft Family Cemetery at Meally, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan 28 2005

    
SMITH, Hazel (Rigsby) 2005
1911-2005
SMITH, Hazel 93, of Springfield, Ohio died Saturday morning, January 29, 2005 in the I.O.O.F. Home. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on October 27, 1911 the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Jane (Smith) Rigsby. Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Moore of Springfield, Janet (Dale) Longsworth of Marysville, Mary Douglas of Springfield, and Hazel (Jeff) Heath of Xenia; four sons, Raymond (Connie) Salyer of Springfield, Donald (Diane) Salyer of San Jose, California, James (Shirley) Salyer of Cable, and Roger (Naomi) Salyer of Urbana; thirty grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her first husband, Normal Salyer; second husband, Charles Ed Smith; a daughter, Joyce Willmeth; two sons, Normal Salyer Jr. and Thomas Salyer; seven sisters, Mary Moore, Vera Skaggs, Ettie Keaton, Nannie Sparks, Ruthy Rigsby, Maxie Rigsby, and Esther Adams; a brother, Frank Lee Rigsby Jr.; and six grandchildren preceded her in death. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, SPRINGFIELD. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Paul Berridge of Faith Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Newcomers Cemetery.

  
SPARKS, Lora
1916-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 4, 11 a.m. at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church for Lora Sparks, 88, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, January 31 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville, Ky. Miss Sparks was born August 28, 1916 at Flat Gap, Ky., daughter of the late Lafe and Ellen Salyer Sparks. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Sparks was a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Several nieces and nephews survive. The service will be officiated by Elders Fred Salyers, Eulas Adams and John G. Pelphrey. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.05 2005

   
VANCE, Sarah B.
Died: Monday, January 10, 2005
Age: 67
FLOYD COUNTY — Sarah B. Vance, 67, of Paintsville, formerly of McDowell, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 27, 1937, at McDowell, she was a daughter of the late Ironton Vance and Della Jones Vance. Survivors include two sisters, Pauline Akers of Ecorse, Mich. and Betty Hall of Rock Creek, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 13, at Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church of New Salem Association, McDowell, with clergymen Red Alley and Shane Akers officiating. Burial was in Evan Jones Cemetery, McDowell, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.12 2005

   
VANHOOSE, Melisie (Akers)
1913-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Melisie VanHoose, 91, of Taylor Mill, formerly of Nippa, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South Hospice Unit, Covington. Born July 20, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Myrtie B. Preston Akers. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quimby VanHoose.  Survivors include a son, James Roger VanHoose of Tutor Key; two daughters, Stella Combs of Covington, and Myrtle E. Blanton of Taylor Mill; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, under direction of James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.02 2005

   
WELLS, Ernestine Wells Wells
1924-2005
FLOYD COUNTY — Ernestine Wells Wells, 80, of Auxier, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 8, 1924, at Auxier, she was a daughter of the late Ernest "Yankee" and Zella Webb Wells. She was a former Food City employee. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Wells. Survivors include two daughters, Hattie Branham and Sherry Tucker, both of Prestonsburg; a son, Ernest Richard Wells; a sister, Billie Joyce Walters of Erlanger; a brother, Paul Dean Wells of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 21, at Carter Funeral Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Revs. Jim Sherman and Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.21 2005

   
WEST, Russell Jackson
2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Russell Jackson West, 63, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born at Mt. Vernon, he was a son of the late Charlie and Naomi Ruth Stallsworth West. He was a retired truck driver and a Korean Conflict Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Palesteen Prater West of Salyersville; three step-sons, Carlos Lykins, Cary Lykins, and Christopher Lykins, all of Salyersville; a daughter, Christine West of Wauseon, Ohio; a brother, Donald West of Berkey, Ohio; two sisters, Joyce "Peanut" Beroskie of Berkey, and Nina "Cookie" Taylor of Arizona; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Dennison officiating. Burial will be in Prater Family Cemetery, Short Fork Road, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 19, after 9 a.m. or anytime prior to funeral service at Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.19 2005

  
WHITT, Lee Anthony
19882-2005
MARTIN COUNTY — Lee Anthony Whitt, 22, of Inez, died Sunday, Jan. 9 2005 at Paintsville. Born Aug. 17, 1982, in Johnson County, he was a son of Lee Whitt and Debbie Workman Dials. Additional survivors include a sister, Misty Mills of Warfield. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Vineyard Church with Doc Maynard and John Horn officiating. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery, Lovely, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.12 2005


   
WITTEN, Hazel Lois (Combs)
1914-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 27, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Hazel Lois Witten, 90, of Flatwoods, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, January 25 2005 at Kingsbrook Nursing Facility in Flatwoods, Ky. Mrs. Witten was born March 12, 1914 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Benjamin and Zora Mae Rice Combs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carmel Witten. Surviving are one son, Larry Gordon Witten of Sherman, Texas; two daughters, Wanda Loy O’Bryan of Paris, Ky., and Janice Conley-Grim of Flatwoods, Ky.; one brother, Morris Combs of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Pansy Witten of Wittensville, Ky., Zora Conley of Paintsville, Ky., and Joy Roach of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Wendell Combs and Jr. Womack, with burial in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan 28 2005




FEBRUARY - 2005

ALLEY, Hazel (Travis)
1913-2005
Hazel Travis Brooks Alley died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in Boyd County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91. She was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Johnathon and Sally Vanhoose Travis. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Howard Brooks and Joe Alley; three brothers; and two sisters. She was a long-time member of the Hyland Heights Baptist Church, was a Kentucky colonel and was a homemaker. Hazel is survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steen Funeral Home- Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Daily Independent 2-8-05

 
BLEVINS, Flossie (Hurt)
Died: Monday, February 07, 2005 Age: 76
Flossie Hurt Blevins, 76, of Hager Hill, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005  at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born Jan. 12, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Winfield and Minnie Goble Hurt. She was a homemaker . Survivors include her husband, Albert Blevins of Hager Hill; a son, Ray Blevins of Hager Hill; a daughter, Alberta Blevins of Hager Hill; and one step-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Frank Osborne officiating. Burial was in Hurt Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
BOWMAN, Sylvia E. (Easterling)
1921-2005
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 10, 1 p.m. at the Ezel United Presbyterian Church in Ezel, Ky., for Sylvia E. Bowman, 83, of Ezel, Ky., who passed away Sunday, February 6 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Bowman was born November 18, 1921, daughter of the late John W. and Eunice Easterling. She was a school teacher, and an active member of the Ezel United Presbyterian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Bowman; one brother, Delmon N. Easterling; one son-in-law, Donald McQuinn. Surviving are two daughters, Leola Coral McQuinn of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Edwina (Bill) Del Brown of Sacramento, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Lois Easterling; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; one nephew. Burial will be in the Ezel Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

  
BOYD, James Douglas
Died: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Age: 67
OHIO — James Douglas Boyd, 67, of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Meally, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at Woodland Nursing Home, Mansfield. Born Aug. 13, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of Dorothy Walters Boyd of Paintsville and the late Clyde Boyd. He was retired from General Motors. He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark A. Boyd; a brother, Larry Boyd; and a sister, Marsha Boyd. Additional survivors include his wife, Helen Jean McDowell Boyd of Mansfield; a son, James Daniel Boyd of Mansfield; three daughters, Donna Gail Macco of Stephenson, Mich., Jean Collins and Joan Young, both of Mansfield; four brothers, Earl M. Boyd, of Lexington, David J. Boyd of Williamsport, Timothy Boyd of Ashland, and Terry L. Boyd of Shiloh, Ohio; a half-sister, Francis Wilson of Paintsville; nine grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 20, at Boyd Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BURCHETT, John Gerald
Died: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Age: 61
JOHNSON COUNTY — John Gerald Burchett, 61, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 8, 1943, at Stambaugh, he was a son of the late Albert and Virginia Stambaugh Burchett. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving 14 years in Vietnam.  Survivors include his wife, Norma P. Picklesimer of Staffordsville; a son, Jason Douglas Burchett of Staffordsville; a daughter, Johna Burchett Gray of London; a sister, Patricia Williams of Charlestown, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Revs. J.R. Connelley and Bob Collins officiating. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
CANTRELL, Flora (Blanton)
Died: Thursday, February 10, 2005 Age: 90
Flora Blanton Cantrell, 90, of Falcon, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 13, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Elizabeth Tackett Blanton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Cantrell; three sons, Charlie Cantrell Jr., Eddie Fredrick Cantrell, and Hillous Cantrell; four brothers, John Blanton, Boone Blanton, Jim Blanton, and Manford Blanton; and three sisters, Laura Vanhoose, Jency Gamble, and Jennie Meade. Survivors include five sons, Don Cantrell and Joe Cantrell, both of Falcon, Gene Cantrell of Staffords-ville, Glen Cantrell of Nippa, and Jerry Cantrell of Paintsville; four daughters, Mary Nichols of Flat Rock, Mich., Margaret Gullet of Falcon, Anna Lou Salyers of Nippa, and Carolyn Sue Borders of Pico Rivera, Calif.; 33 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Donald "Doc" Caudill officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Tick Lick, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.16 2005

   
CASTLE, Dustin Tyler
Died: Friday, February 18, 2005
FLOYD COUNTY — Dustin Tyler Castle, three months, of McDowell, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born Nov. 9, 2004, at Paintsville, he was a son of David Jeremy Caudill of Paintsville and Heather Castle of McDowell. Additional survivors in-clude a half-brother, Derek Craft of McDowell; two half- sisters, Andrea Paige Caudill and Courtney Leann Caudill, both of West Van Lear; paternal grandparents, David Caudill of Leander and Martha Lemaster of Paintsville, and step-grandmother, Angie Caudill of Leander; maternal grandparents, Steve Castle of Prestonsburg and Melissa Greer Riddle and step-grandfather, Wendle Riddle of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with William Jarrell officiating. Burial was in Drift Cemetery, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.23 2005

   
CLICK, Barbara E. (Dairymple)
Died: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Age: 61
JOHNSON COUNTY — Barbara E. Dalrymple Click, 61, of Leander, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at her residence. Born Feb. 12, 1944, at Warren, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Lucille Malloy Dalrymple. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Click of Leander; three sons, Carl Click of Georgetown, Jimmy Click of Meally, and Anthony Wayne Click of Indiana; a daughter, Gayla Marie Wright of Flat Gap; three sisters, Ellen Zawacki of Free Soil, Mich., Patricia Mazzi and Margaret Ramey, both of Warren, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Donald Ray Caudill and Todd Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Click Family Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
COLLINS, Katherine Abigal
Died: Saturday, February 12, 2005
Katherine Abigal Collins, 5 days old, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at her residence. Born Feb. 5, 2005, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of Stacy Collins and Summer Mullins. She is survived by a brother, Marcus Allen Collins of Van Lear. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.16 2005

   
CONLEY, Charles
1926-2005
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 22, 11 a.m. at the Stiving Road Free Will Baptist Church for Charles Conley, 78, of Mansfield, Ohio, who passed away Friday, February 18 2005 at his residence. Mr. Conley was born October 19, 1926 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Vern and Myrtle McFadden Conley. He was retired from General Motors, served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Stiving Road Free Will Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Clifford Conley.; one sister, Betty Stableton. Surviving are his wife, Selvinlene “Sib” Conley; one daughter, Reatta Cole of Mansfield, Ohio; special grandson, Austin Cole of Mansfield, Ohio; four brothers, Robert Earl “Bob” and George Conley, both of Staffordsville, Ky., Harold Conley of Hager Hill, Ky., and Bill Conley of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, JoAnn VanHoose of Paintsville, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Revs. Brian A. Phillips, Harold Conley and Tim Stout, with burial in the Mansfield Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Wappner Funeral Directors of Mansfield, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.23 2005

   
CONLEY, Peggy (Robinson)
1950-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 4, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Peggy Conley, 54, of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, February 1 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Conley was born March 20, 1950 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Clarence and Evelyn “Bo” Daniels Robinson. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Robert Conley of Oil Springs, Ky.; two sons, Bruce Conley of Russell Springs, Ky., and Oliver Scott (Jessica) Conley of Berry, Ky.; one brother, Clarence Robinson of Thealka, Ky.; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Charles Powers, with burial following in the Daniel Family Cemetery at Thealka, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.05 2005


CORRICK, Edison
Died: Sunday, February 13, 2005 Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY — Edison Corrick, 67, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 at his residence. Born Dec. 22, 1937, at Donora, Pa., he was a son of the late Nathan and Helen Peminiski Corrick. He was head of security for American Standard and a member of the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Corrick of Paintsville; two sons, Dean Corrick of Morristown, Tenn., and Edward Corrick of Yucca Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Callie Mullins of Hager Hill and Brandi McWilliams of Somerset; two brothers, Nathan Corrick of Olympia, Wash., and Darrell Corrick of Bel Vernon, Pa.; and nine grandchildren. A private memorial will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.16 2005

  
DANIELS, Grady D.
1931-2005
Grady Dempsey Daniels(74)   of Coal Grove , Ohio Passed away February 25 2005 at 3:30pm at The King's Daughters Madical Center in Ashland Kentucky after an extended illness. He was born on February 18,1931 at Staffordsville, Kentucky. Son of the late Leonard Ray and Grace (Pelphrey) Daniels, grandson of Francis Elcaney and Carrie Jane (Ramey) Daniels. He was a self-empolyed machanic and was of the Baptist faith. He was married to Odall Helen Gibson of Boyd Co Kentucky. they were married 53 years . He is survived by his wife,   2 sons Grady Dempsey Jr of Flatwood, Kentucky, Leonard Russell of Ironton, Ohio,, 6 daughters Joyce Ann   Daniels (husband Cleo Forton)Ashland, Kentucky, Shirley Dianne Daniels(Husband George Brown) Kitts Hill, Ohio, Laura Lee Daniels (Hanshaw) Ironton, Ohio, Patricia Lynn Daniels(Pete) Flatwoods, Kentucky, Marla Kay Daniels( Fiance,Jeff Davis) Ashland, Kentucky, Lois Gayle Daniels(Anders),Ironton,Ohio. 2 sisters Darlene joyce Daniels(Gibson) Of Taylor Michigan, Evelyn Louise Daniels(Albano) of San Mateo, Califormia and 1 brother Landon Ray Daniels of Cannonsburg, Kentucky,15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, Several Neices, Nephew and grand Neices and Nephew and 38 cousins. Caniff Funeral Home (Westwood Station)   Ashland Kentucky prepared and hosted his body for Graveside services and bury at 3: Pm on Sunday February 27,2005 at the Dixon Cemetery ,Ohio by the Pastor Charles Pennington. There was no public visition held. Cousin of Fannie Louese (Daniels)Meluzio

   
DANIELS, Ivory Lou (Sparks)
Died: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ivory Lou Sparks Daniels, 73, of River, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 12, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Tolvie and Zona Green Sparks. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Daniels. Survivors include a son Jimmy Daniels of River; four brothers, Sammie Sparks and Kenneth Sparks, both of River, Homer Sparks of Grove City, Ohio, and Ray Sparks of Columbus, Ohio; a sister Ella Mae Scarberry of River; one grandchild; and two step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gail Music and Todd Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Scarberry Family Cemetery, Lucy Castle Hollow, River, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.23 2005

 
DAVIS, Connie (Ratliff)
1960-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, 1 p.m. at the Boyd Funeral Home for Connie Ratliff Davis, 44, of Marion, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at Community Health Care Center in Marion, Ohio. Mrs. Davis was born August 24, 1960 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of Nellie McCarty Ratliff of Marion, Ohio, and the late Kenneth Ratliff. She was an operator with the former G.T.E. company. She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Dennie and Delphia Ratliff. Surviving are two sisters, Kimberly (Kelvin) Cox and Brenda (George) Pheasant, both of Marion, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Eula Sammons of Meally, Ky.; four nephews, Brandon, Ben, Lee, and Jonathan Cox; four nieces, Molly, Monica, Becky, and Roxanne Pheasant. The service was officiated by Chaplain Daniel Kiger, with burial in the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Boyd Funeral Home of Marion, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

 
EADEN, Ruth Ann (Blair)
Died: Saturday, February 26, 2005
Age: 55
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Ann Blair Eaden, 55, of Pendergrass, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2005 at her residence. Born Aug. 8, 1949, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Anna Mae Blair Brooks and the late Elbert Blair. She was a convenience store assistant manager. Survivors include her husband, James Eaden; two sons, Nick Blair of Thelma, and Chris Blair of Oak Wood, Calif.; three brothers, Elbert Blair Jr., Paul D. Blair, and Hobert Blair, all of Denver; three sisters, Dottie Ratliff, Debra Ratliff, and Alice Ratliff, all of Denver; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Richard Williams and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


  
FAIRCHILD, Barbara (Hensley)
Died: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Age: 58
JOHNSON COUNTY — Barbara Hensley Fairchild, 58, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 23, 1946, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late David and Bonnie Manns Hensley. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fairchild. Survivors include her husband, James Taylor of Hager Hill; two daughters, Joann Fairchild-Barber of Staffords-ville, and Bookie Fairchild-Ginter of Morehead; three brothers, James Hensley of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Ray Hensley and Darrell Hensley, both of Paintsville; seven sisters, Sue Fitzwater, Norma Honeycutt, Evelene Curtis, and Loretta McKenzie, all of Paintsville, Emma Bright of Louisa, Margaret Hensley Clouse of Red Bush, and Yvonne Mills of Tutor Key; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
HARTLINE, Hazel Nadink (McClain)
Died: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Age: 80
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hazel Nadink Hartline, 80, of Nippa, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Barbour County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Nay White Gainer and Nora Lillian McClain. She was a retired site manager with a senior citizens center and member of Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hartline. Survivors include a son, Richard Hartline of Trenton, Utah; two daughters, Becky Garland of Mattawan, Mich., and Sue VanHoose of Nippa; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 19, at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Nesterville, W.Va., under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

 
HILL, John David “J.D.”
1936-2005
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 9, 1 p.m. at the Dan Ferguson Cemetery at Keaton, Ky., for John David “J.D.” Hill, 68, of Ironton, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, February 5 2005 at Sunset Nursing Home of Coal Grove, Ohio. Mr. Hill was born March 1, 1936 in Morgan County, Ky., son of the late Lloyd and Etta Lee Ferguson Hill. He was a barber. He was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Dallas McCarty. Surviving are one daughter, Etta Jean Hill (John Dale) Larsen of Ironton, Ohio; mother of daughter, Joyce Estes of Ironton, Ohio. The service was officiated by Kermit Webb. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

   
HONEYCUTT, Neva Mae (Music)
1917-2005
Neva Mae Honeycutt, 87, 404 E. Harrison Ave., died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born on Nov. 22, 1917, in Van Lear, Ky., to Amos and Clara Ratliff Music. She married Elic Honeycutt in May 1933. He died in January 1992. She was a homemaker and a retired custodian at Wabash High School. She was a member of the Christian Heritage Church and a former member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church on Erie Street. She enjoyed shopping and collecting knickknacks. Surviving are a son, Johnny A. (Patsy) Honeycutt, Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Banks, Van Lear, Ky.; three brothers, Everett Music and Clarence Music, both of Wabash, and Arlo Music, Hammond; three sisters, Ivory Parks and Edith Kessler, both of Wabash, and Erma Blair, Van Lear, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, Sandra Murphy, Van Lear, Ky., Velma Banks, Staffordsville, Ky., Fredrick (Tana) Banks, Louisa, Ky., Clara (Britt) McKenzie, Mealy, Ky., Mike (Pam) Honeycutt, Craig (Judy) Blocher, Tony (Cheryl) Honeycutt, Jimmy (Melody) Honeycutt, Jerry (Ruth) Honeycutt, T.J. Honeycutt and Christen Honeycutt, all of Wabash; Mindy Honeycutt and Todd Honeycutt, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Randy Honeycutt, California; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One son, Gerald Honeycutt, three brothers and one sister are deceased. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McDonald Funeral Home Eddingfield Chapel. Pastor Tim Prater will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Preferred memorials are to the Christian Heritage Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.

      
HYDEN, Elsie (DeLong)
1913-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, 1 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel for Elsie DeLong Hyden, 91, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, February 2 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Hyden was born September 27, 1913 in Iaeger, W.Va., daughter of the late Ephraim B. and Alta Jane Setser DeLong. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at East Point, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Otto Hyden. Surviving are three daughters, Amma Vaughan of Auxier, Ky., Alta Rayl of Ada, Ohio, and Reba Virginia Combs of Louisville, Tenn.; three sons, Donald Ray Hyden of East Point, Ky., E. Frank Hyden of Wytheville, Va., and Otto Hyden Jr. of Hager Hill, Ky.; one brother, Warren DeLong of Louisa, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Bro. Dave Flannery, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

    
KESTNER, Lloyd
Died: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Age: 66
TENNESSEE — Lloyd Kestner, 66, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at his residence. Born July 16, 1938, at Paintsville, he was a son of Tommy Bruce and Anna May Roland Kestner. He was retired from the U.S. Army, having received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a civil service employee with TMP Motor Pool at Fort Campbell, a member of Clarksville Church of God and American Legion Post #233, Oak Grove. He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Kestner. Survivors include his wife, Leanice Kestner of Clarksville; two sons, Lloyd Kerry Kestner and Eric Kestner, both of Clarksville; a daughter, Debra Barrett of Clarksville; a brother, Burgess Kestner of Paintsville; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 24, at Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home with Rev. John House officiating. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, Hopkinsville, with full military honors, under direction of Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
MCKENZIE, Nola Mae (Meade)
1938-2005
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 10, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Nola Mae Meade McKenzie, 68, of North Lewisburg, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, February 3 at her residence. Mrs. McKenzie was born February 12, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Rolle and Murzie Pelphrey Meade. She was a retired factory worker. Surviving are her husband, Don McKenzie of North Lewisburg, Ohio; four sons, Donald E. McKenzie of Houston, Texas, Phillip A. McKenzie of North Lewisburg, Ohio, Joey M. McKenziie of Sioux Falls, S.D., and David K. McKenzie of Westerville, Ohio; two brothers, James Meade of Paintsville, Ky., and Charles Meade of Lexington, Ky.; four sisters, Laura Alice Reed of York, Pa., Christine Meade of Paintsville, Ky., Phyllis Wells of Winchester, Ky., and Ruth Evans of Lexington, Ky.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The services will be officiated by the Rev. James Kelly Caudill. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

   
MEADE, Marc Arron
Died: Friday, February 04, 2005
Age: 18
JOHNSON COUNTY — Marc Arron Meade, 18, of West Van Lear, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005 at Volga. Born May 21, 1986, in Johnson County, he was a son of Gina Renea Thompson Meade Click of West Van Lear and the late Howard Glenn Meade. He was a senior at Johnson County Alternative School. Additional survivors include his stepfather, Chris Click of West Van Lear; a sister, Amanda Meade of West Van Lear; and two stepsisters, Dara Fannin of Staffordsville and Brittany Click of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John Skaggs and C. W. Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Meade Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News


  
NAYLOR, Junior P.
Died: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Age: 85
PIKE COUNTY — Junior P. Naylor, 85, of Pikeville, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at his residence. Born Nov. 30, 1918, at Quick, W.Va., he was a son of the late James Patterson and Blanche Carpenter Naylor. He was a miner and a W W II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Jackson Naylor of Pikeville; five sons, Darrell Naylor of Indiana, Randy Naylor of Tennessee, Richard Naylor of Blaine, Johnny Naylor of Gainsville, Ga., and Jimmy Naylor of Pikeville; two daughters, Karen Naylor of Florida, and Barbara White of Pikeville; two brothers, Wilford Naylor and Paul Naylor, both of Cedar Grove, W.Va.; a sister, Juanita Buckner of Cedar Grove; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

 
PACK, Russell Ray "Pug"
Died: Monday, February 21, 2005
Age: 86
FLOYD COUNTY — Russell Ray "Pug" Pack, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, Feb. 21 at Riverview Health Care Center. Born Feb. 4, 1919, at Van Lear, he was a son of the late Bennie and Angeline Webb. He was a coal miner with Beth Elkhorn Coal Company, Dean; attended Freewill Baptist Church, and was a member of Van Lear Masonic Lodge #885. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Selvage Pack; a brother; and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Neeley Pack of Prestonsburg; two sons, Anthony Erwin Pack of Van Lear, and John Michael Pack of Paintsville; two brothers, Duncan Pack of Dayton, Ohio, and Herman Pack of Wabash, Ind.; a sister, Dorothy June Meade of Winston Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 24, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harry Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
PERKINS, Lou
Died: Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Age: 83
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Lou Perkins, 83, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 26, 1921, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late John and Callie Harper Perkins. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer Perkins; two daughters, Ruby Combs and Ella Mae Blanton; two brothers, Lee Perkins and Herman Perkins; and a sister, Nannie Burgett. Survivors include a son, Elwood Perkins of Salyersville; a daughter, Rita Endicott of Prestonsburg; a brother, Dave Perkins of Wheelersburg, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 5, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Johnny Reed officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery, Bloomington, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PHILLIPS, Paul H.
1964-2005
Paul H. PHILLIPS, age 40, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away February 16, 2005 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born on May 14, 1964 in Paintsville, [Johnson County], Kentucky. He was employed as a truck driver for 3 years at Morraine Molded Plastics. He loved to work on cars, electronics and to garden. Preceded in death by parents, Paul D. and Naomi Phillips; sister, Juanita Bowling in 1989. Survived by wife of 17 years, Tammy Phillips; son, Justin Phillips of Middletown, Ohio; daughter, Tiffany Phillips of Middletown, Ohio; brothers, David (Kristy) Phillips of Middletown, Ohio, Randall Powers of New Orleans, Louisiana; sisters, Wanda (James) Jones of California, Bernice (Nolan) Sessions of New Orleans, Louisiana. Visitation Sunday, February 20, 2005, Noon to 2:00 PM at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral service Sunday, February 20, 2005, 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be Monday, February 21, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Woodside Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of Dayton-324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420

   
POWER, Sarah (Wallen)
Died: Friday, February 25, 2005
Age: 76
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Sarah Wallen Power, 76, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 3, 1928, at Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Shelby and Emily Pricie May Wallen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmus Power. Survivors include two sisters, Christine Deaton and Francis Salyer, both of Middletown, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Carroll officiating. Burial was in Cap Powers Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.2 2005

  
PREECE, Columbus H. "Bug" Jr.
Died: Sunday, February 06, 2005 Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY — Columbus H. Preece Jr., 67, of Wittensville, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 at his residence. Born Feb. 27, 1937, in Martin County, he was a son of the late C.H. Sr. and Pearl Adams Preece. He was a coal miner. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Arthur Preece; and a sister, Ruby Johnson. Survivors incude his wife, Clair Parsons Preece; two sons, Doug Preece of Greenup and Daniel Preece of Lovely; two daughters, Teresa Preece of Hager Hill and Mechell Puckett of Staffordsville; eight brothers, Jerry Rhodes, James Kirk, Sam Dials, Marty Welch, Darrell, Harold, Don and Elvis Parsons; five sisters, Peggy Sue Morris, June Maynard Ward, Emmalene Anderson, all of Ohio, and Eunice Reed and Connie Lowe, both of Chapman; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home with Tim McCoy and Dave Hanner officiating. Burial will be in Preece Family Cemetery, Pilgrim, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PRICE, Ernestine (Hall)
1930-2005
Ernestine age 74 of Vandalia, passed away Saturday February 19, 2005 at Heartland of Beavercreek. She was born April 30, 1930 in Paintsville, KY the daughter of Challie and Nannie (Foster) Hall. She was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise. Ernestine is survived by her children, Brenda (Andy) Todd of Vandalia, Eddie (Sonya) Price of Vandalia, Sue Kitts of Dayton, and Larry (Bonnie) Price of Vandalia, a brother Melvin (Wanda) Hall of Lewisburg, OH, a brother in law, Henry Wright of Riverside, OH, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, a dear friend, Paula, and her caregiver April Hall. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold, and numerous sisters. Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 23, 2005 from 2:00 to 3:00PM at Terebinski-Jennings Funeral Home 11900 N. Dixie Dr. Tipp City, OH where funeral services will follow at 3:00PM with Pastor Lanny Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at Harshman Cemetery.

     
PRINCE, James Monroe "Jay"
Died: Thursday, February 10, 2005 Age: 87
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Monroe "Jay" Prince, 87, of Tutor Key, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 27, 1917, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late James M. and Minnie Davis Prince. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Merlie Howard Prince of Tutor Key; a son, James H. Prince of Paris; two daughters, Bonnie L. Daniel of Springfield, Ohio, and Wanda S. Bishop of Lexington; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 13, at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Gary Lafferty, James Rogers VanHoose and Gordon Ward officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.16 2005

   
REED, Luria (Fyffe)
Died: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Luria Fyffe Reed, 73, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 19, 1932, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Ida Margaret McCarty Curtin. She was a member of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Charlie Fyffe and Robert Reed. Survivors include three sons, Don Fyffe of Sitka, Charles J. Fyffe of Flat Gap, and Dewayne Fyffe of Manassas, Va.; two stepsons, Bobby Keith Reed and Shannon Reed, both of Tutor Key; a daughter, Betty Jo Welch of Paintsville; five brothers, Jams Hargus Curtis, Robert Earl Curtis, Billy Joe Curtis, Donald J. Curtis and Gene Curtis, all of Flat Gap; three half-brothers, David Lee Curtis and James Walter Curtis, both of Flat Gap, and William Rocky Curtis of Volga; three sisters, Ann Foust of Mulberry, Ind., Joy Nell Curtis of Salyersville, and Linda Rice of Augusta; a half-sister, Carrie Jean Ross of Meally; eight grandchildren; four step- grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Gerald Fyffe and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in L.D. Holbrook Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.23 2005

   
RICE, Kevin Earl
Died: Sunday, February 20, 2005
Age: 29
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kevin Earl Rice, 29, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 20 2005. Born April 15, 1975, at Paintsville, he was a son of Verlillie Hall Rice of Oil Springs and the late Payne Rice Sr. He was a butcher with Sav-A-Lot of Prestonsburg, a graduate of Morehead State University, and member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Fred Rice. Additional survivors in-clude seven sisters, Edna Mae Dunn of Paintsville, Joyce Reed of Salyersville, Maxine Yates of Lexington, Debbie Sowards of Flat Gap, Jodie Music, Georgie Music and Terry Lynn Cantrell, all of Oil Springs; and four brothers, Payne Rice Jr. and Phillip Rice, both of Oil Springs, Roger Joseph of River and Robin Joseph of Lowmansville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Delbert Music and Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Payne Rice Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.23 2005

  
ROBERTS, Doris M. “Mikki” (VanHoose)
1936-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 9, 10 a.m. at the Marker & Heller Funeral Home in Huber Heights, Ohio, for Doris M. “Mikki” Roberts, 69, of Huber Heights, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, February 5 at LifeCare Hospital of Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Roberts was born March 17, 1936 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Ollie and Murley Combs VanHoose. She was a retired management analyst from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert VanHoose; and one grandson, James C. Roberts III. Surviving are one son, Jim (Tina) Roberts of Huber Heights, Ohio; one daughter, Jill Roberts of Huber Heights, Ohio; one granddaughter, Erin Roberts of Huber Heights, Ohio; numerous other relatives and many special friends. The service will be officiated by Pastor Rob Wackerman, with burial in the Willow View Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Marker & Heller Funeral Home of Huber Heights, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

     
SALYERS, Gene Edward
Died: Friday, February 25, 2005
Age: 37
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gene Edward Salyers, 37, of Wittensville, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 22, 1967, in Johnson County, he was a son of Roy E. Salyers and Jewell Fairchild Salyers. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Iris Mae Castle Salyers of Wittensville; stepmother, Velma Salyers; a son, Gene Edward Salyers Jr. of Wittensville; two daughters, Emily Ann Salyers of Wittensville, and Brittani D. Salyers of North Carolina; maternal grandmother, Erie Fairchild of Low Gap; five brothers, Robert Salyers of Columbus, Ohio, Charles L. Mollette Jr. of Tomahawk, Jerry Ross of Barnetts Creek, and Earl A. Salyers and George H. Salyers, both of Flat Gap; and a sister, Lisa Hinkle of Inez. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Jerry Scott and Gerald Fyffe officiating. Burial was in Low Gap Cemetery, Low Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.2 2005

    
SHEPHERD, Vaughn Dennis
Died: Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Age: 39
FLOYD COUNTY — Vaughn Dennis Shepherd, 39, of Gunlock, died Wednesday, Feb. 9,2005 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born June 22, 1965, at Paintsville, he was a son of Edith Howard and Luther Shepherd Sr. of Gunlock. He attended Brushy Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Gunlock. Additional survivors in-clude three brothers, Donald Eugene Shepherd and Johnny Duane Shepherd, both of Gunlock, and Luther "Bud" Shepherd, Jr. of Grant County; and four sisters, Claudette Miller, Tammie Kilgore, Ammie Shepherd, all of Gunlock, and Jeanetta Turner of Floyd County. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 13, at Brushy Fork Missionary Baptist Church, with Ollie Watts Jr., Bethel Bolen, and Jerry Manns officiating. Burial was in Brushy Bill Cemetery, Gunlock, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News

   
SHORT, Zelda (Boyd)
1916-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, 11 a.m. at the Meally Church of Christ for Zelda Short, 88, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Thursday, February 1 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Short was born December 11, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Albert and Dora Murray Boyd. She was a retailer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Warnie Short. Surviving are two sons, Roger Short of Paintsville, Ky., and Eugene Short of Flat Gap, Ky.; three daughters, Beatrice Franklin of Fayetteville, N.C., Christina S. Preston of Hager Hill, Ky., and Patricia Delong of Van Lear, Ky.; three siblings, LeeVarda Woolard of Maitland, Fla., Christine VanHook and Eloise Hullsman, both of Mobile, Ala.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Ken Chambers, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005

     
STAFFORD, Stephen Douglas
Died: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Age: 63
LEXINGTON — Stephen Douglas Stafford, 63, of Lexington, formerly of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 19 2005 at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Born in Paintsville, he was a son of Gordon Stafford of Bridgeport, W.Va., and the late Lou Emma Salyer Stafford. He graduated from Paintsville High School in 1960, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Jean Stafford of Lexington; a daughter, Christa Kay Stafford Carey; a son, Darby Stafford; two sisters, Kay Stafford Norrell and Linda Stafford Smith of Dallas, Texas; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Milward Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery, under direction of Milward Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
STAPLETON, Florrie Pauline (Salyer)
1920-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 18, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, Ky., for Florrie Pauline Stapleton, 84, formerly of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, February 15 2005 in Ashville, N.C. Mrs. Stapleton was born October 18, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Isom and Tera Hatfield Salyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Stapleton. Surviving is one brother, Ray Salyer of Richmond, Ky. The service will be officiated by Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyer, with burial in the Salyer Family Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.16 2005

   
STINSON, Darrell E.
Died: Thursday, February 24, 2005
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Darrell E. Stinson, 73, of Wittensville, died Thursday, Feb. 24, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born April 17, 1931, at Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Albert and Vivia Salyer Stinson. He was a retired office manager with Pepsi Cola, attended Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church, was a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge 581 F&AM and was a U.S. Air Force Korean Conflict veteran. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Elmo Stinson. Survivors include his wife, Billie Stinson of Wittensville; and a sister, Nadine Bland of Paintsville. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 26, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. James K. Caudill, and Charles Slone and Darrell Stepp officiating. Burial was in McClure Cemetery, Wittensville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
TURNER, Louetta (Litteral)
1927-2005
Louetta Litteral Dalton-Turner, 77 of Washington Court House, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday Feb. 13, 2005.  She was currently residing in Court House Manor. She was born Dec. 10, 1927 in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of Roy and Daisy (Williamson) Litteral. Louetta was a faithful member of the Mt. Sterling First Church of the Nazarene where she had many friends.  She was a hard working, caring and loving woman who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Noel Dalton; brothers, Earnest, Hubert, Hansilee, John, James, Jay; sisters Dulcina, Jean, Joyce Ann. She leaves behind her husband Robert Sr.; four children, Deborah (Charles) Stiffler of Fayette County, Joyce (Dan) Storer of Williamsport, George (Mary) Dalton and Robert (Rachel) Turner Jr., all of Washington Court House; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Lois) Litteral of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Marvin (Janet) Litteral of Portland, New Jersey; sister Joan Buck of Washington Court House. A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling.  Rev Dortha Ross officiated.  Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 Mt. Sterling Tribune Submitted By: Ann Davis

    
VANHOOSE, Gertie (Music)
1928-2005
Gertie VanHoose, 76, of Urbana, died Monday, Feb.21 2005 at 8:02 a.m., in Mercy Memorial Hospital. She was born in Johnson County, Ky., on Nov.18 1928, the daughter of Ervin and Delphia (Skaggs) Music. She was employed by the Drackett company as a lift operator. She is survived by five children; Millard (Virginia) VanHoose of Kennard, Arlin VanHoose and Donald (Dianne) VanHoose of Urbana, David (Christine) VanHoose of Westville, Judy (Walter) Springer of Urbana, Hoberta (George) Walker of Roanoke, Indiana, Michelle Bailey (special daughter in law) of Urbana, Timothy (Sandra McCollum) VanHoose of Springfield; 28 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous special grand- and great-grandchildren; and one sister Ethel Crider of Urbana. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Thomas VanHoose, grandchildren Donna VanHoose and Ian McCollum; sisters, Juanedith Music, and Vertie Castle and Brother James Music. VanHoose was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle of Tremont City. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.23 2005. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday Feb.24 2005 in the WALTER- SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL HOME a Dignity Memorial Provider, 642 S. Main St. Urbana. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Cable, Ohio.

   
VIRNIG, Edna 
1910 - 2005
Edna Virnig was born in Johnson County, KY on January 3, 1910. She passed in her sleep February 2, 2005 after a long battle with Alzheimers. Edna is survived by her sister Ethel Roberts and many neices and nephews. After retirement from Banking she worked for many years at the Redmond Food Bank where she was honored by the President of the United States for her perfect attendance and for being the oldest worker. There will be no services but memorials can be made to the Redmond Food Bank.  Bellevue, WA

     
WALLEN, Scarlette Nalle (Hall)
Died: Monday, February 21, 2005
Age: 63
FLOYD COUNTY — Scarlette Nalle Wallen, 63, of Tutor Key, formerly of McDowell, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005 at her residence following an extended illness. Born Feb. 1, 1942, at Martin, she was a daughter of the late Langley and Maude Stumbo Hall. She was a retired Registered Nurse, member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church and member of Eastern Star, Rush. Survivors include her husband, Steve Wallen; two sons, Chris Nalle of Somerset and Mike Nalle of Richmond; a step-son, Steve Wallen Jr. of Marion, Ohio; a daughter, Michelle Blevins of Ashland; four step-daughters, Barbara Kelly of La Rue, Ohio, Michelle Aldridge, Jolene Ginther and Anita Stansbury, all of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Willis Hall of Minnie and Jerry Hall of Nancy; two sisters, Sharlotte Lyons of Flatwoods and Judy Tanner of Terre Haute, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Roger Dale Hicks, Clinton Moore and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial will be in Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ricky Blevins, Bruce Thrasher, Duane Rucker, Brian Reece, Greg Wallen and Lance Hall. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.23 2005

     
WARD, Clifford
1922-2005
Clifford Ward, age 82, entered into eternal rest in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2005 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 4, 1922, in the small community of Meally, Johnson County, Ky., to the late Gervin and Olga Meek Ward. He graduated from Meade Memorial High School and attended Pikeville College. Cliff attained the rank of sergeant while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He fought in the famous battle at Iwo Jima and witnessed the historical raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi. On April 4, 1947, Clifford and Garnet Short were united in marriage which lasted almost 58 years. Clifford obtained various occupations until 1956 at which time he became employed at Ashland Oil, Inc. as a research chemist. During his 31-year tenure, his accomplishments included several patents, particularly a catalytic sweetening process where the end product was named Wardox. Clifford is survived by his wife, Garnet, and two daughters, Brenda Sue Ward and Debra Lynn Ward Caudill; a son-in-law, Charles Michael Caudill; two grandsons, Michael Chase Caudill and Charles Blake Caudill; one sister, Imogene Ward Houston; and many loving extended family members. Clifford was a devout member of the First Christian Church of Louisa, Ky., for many years in which he served in any and all capacities. He was a faithful servant of God and a true asset to the church and community. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Meally Church of Christ with burial to follow at Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville, Ky. Friends may call from 6 until 9 tonight, anytime Saturday and until time of services Sunday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church by contacting Jones- Preston Funeral Home.

   
WARD, Tommy
1939-2005
Graveside services were held Friday, March 4, 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, Wash., for Tommy Ward, 65, of Kennewick, Wash., who passed away Friday, February 25 at his residence. Mr. Ward was born June 27, 1939, in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Carmel and Neva Mae Stapleton Ward. He was a painter and worked on dams and bridges. He also attended Meade Memorial School. Surviving are one son, Chanse Ward of Kennewick, Wash.; one daughter, Darcell Calvanese of Staten Island, N.Y.; one brother, Charles E. Ward of Moses Lake, Wash.; one sister, Carolyn Sue Smith of Moses Lake, Wash.; two grandchildren, Dakota T. Ward and Airin Roy Ward; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction of Einan’s Funeral Home of Richland, Wash. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Mar.11 2005

   
WEBB, Matthew Conner
Died: Saturday, February 26, 2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Matthew Conner Webb, six-week old son of Elmer and Venita Green Webb of Van Lear, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Matthew was born Jan. 11, 2005 at U.K. Medical Center. Additional survivors in-clude paternal grandparents, Charles and Diane Webb; maternal grandmother, Linda Green; and two sisters, Faith Green and Nikki Green, both of Van Lear. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 1, at Concord Independent Church, with Hedgel Golden, Wilbur Hamilton, Leo Music, and Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.2 2005

    
WILLIAMS, Mary Angeline (Meade)
Died: Friday, February 04, 2005
Age: 69
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Angeline Williams, 69, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born March 11, 1935, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Linsay and Gegie Conley Meade. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ethel Williams. Survivors include her husband, Charles Williams of Oil Springs; a son, Charles Williams Jr. of Oil Springs; a daughter, Dessie Eileen Williams of Oil Springs; a brother, Buddy Meade of Oil Springs; three sisters, Louisa Trimble, and Sophia Baldwin, both of Oil Springs, and Jo Deskins of Thelma; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
WILLIS, Homer Emerson
1924-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home for the Rev. Homer Emerson Willis, 80, of Nashville, Tenn., who passed away Thursday, February 17. Rev. Willis was born May 8, 1924 in Clintwood, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Self Willis, and a son-in-law, Andy Coutras. He was pastor of the Southside Free Will Baptist Church from 1952 to 1956. He was an evangelist, pastor, and Director of the National Home Mission Board for Free Will Baptists for 62 years. He was also a life member of the Gideons. Surviving are three brothers, Bruce Willis of Springfield, Ore., Bill Willis of Olympia, Wash., and Barlow Willis of Clintwood, Va.; one son, Paul Ennis Willis of Columbia, Tenn.; two daughters, Rebecca Willis Coutras of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Beth Willis Riggins of Watertown, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruby Bredesen of Vancouver, Wash., and Bonnie Wymore of Wilamina, Ore.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Tim York and Roger Reeds, and Dr. Charles Thigpen. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.06 2005

   
WOODS, Larry Everett
Died: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Age: 56
JOHNSON COUNTY — Larry Everett Woods, 56, of Meally, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Va. Born Feb. 23, 1948, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late John and Gertrude Arms Woods. He was a carpenter and a Vietnam Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Lamb Woods of Meally; a son, Nathan Woods of Meally; two daughters, Evonne Kincer of Richmond, and Erin Woods of Morehead; two brothers, Charles Woods of Columbus, Ohio, and James Woods of West Van Lear; three sisters, Dottie Hamilton of Redbush, Mary Shell of Paintsville, and Joan Root of Columbus; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Harding officiating. Burial was in Fraley Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
YOUNG, Jessie (Smith)
1919-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, 11 a.m. at the Herald, Stewart & Halsey Chapel for Jessie Smith Young, 85, of Sandy Hook, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, February 1 at her residence. Mrs. Young was born December 3, 1919 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Frank and Gracie Pack Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church at Fish Trap, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hazel G. Young; one daughter, Imojean Young; one granddaughter, Amy Young; two brothers, Thurman and Junior Smith; one daughter-in- law, Jean Young. Surviving are nine daughters, Gladys (Darlie) Cantrell, Brenis (Richard) Fagon, Emma Jean (Jerry) Wilson, and Delvie (Keith) Palmer, all of Piqua, Ohio, Jeanette (Bobby) Sowards of Ezel, Ky.; Jeanelle (Randy) Halsey and Cindy (Robbie) Bradley, both of West Liberty, Martha (Rick) Blair of Wellington, Ky., and Carolyn (Gary) Blair of Sandy Hook, Ky.; five sons, Ranie Young of Bradford, Ohio, Raymond (Ann) Young of Sidney, Ohio, Darrell (Lois) Young of West Liberty, Ky., Stanley (Darlene) Young of Ezel, Ky., and David (Debbie) Young of Sitka, Ky.; four sisters, Dessie Young, Dorothy Gambill, Ortha (Lonnie) Wright, and Annie (Norman) Wright, all of West Liberty, Ky.; one brother, Raymond (Ruth) Smith of West Liberty, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Meg Smith of West Liberty, Ky., and Thelma Gambill of Wheelersburg, Ky.; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Lowell Ferguson, Melvin Wright and Frank William, and the Revs. Reggie Dickerson and Eugene Haney, with burial in the Cantrell Cemetery at Upper Sandlick Road in West Liberty, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Herald, Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home of West Liberty, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 2005





MARCH - 2005

ADKINS, Betty R.  (Eldridge)
1949-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 1 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Home Chapel of West Liberty, Ky., for Betty R. Adkins, 55, who passed away Sunday, March 27 2005. Mrs. Adkins was born November 1, 1949 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Ray and Hazel Caskey Eldridge. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Adkins, and one brother, Ray Junior Eldridge. Surviving are her husband, Glenn Adkins; two daughters, Melissa of Paintsville, Ky., and Amanda of Sandy Hook, Ky.; three sisters, Leatha Wilson, Ima Jean (Darrell) King, and Wanda Potter, all of West Liberty, Ky.; one very special grandchild, Gracie Jean; a host of family and friends. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Eugene Haney, Dean Lewis and Eddie Keeton, with burial in the Adkins Family Cemetery on Neal Howard Creek Road at Sandy Hook, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home of West Liberty, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.30 2005

  
ADKINS, James Edward
1968-2005
Died: Monday, March 21, 2005 Age: 36
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Edward Adkins, 36, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 21, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 22, 1968, in Johnson County, he was a son of James Adkins and Emma Wells. Additional survivors in-clude a daughter, Kelcee Paige Adkins of Stanton; and a sister, Vicky McCoart of Van Lear. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, with David Wells officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

  
ALLEN, Jay Wendell
1958-2005
Died: Thursday, March 17, 2005 Age: 46
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Jay Wendell Allen, 46, of Salyersville, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 30, 1958, at Stockbridge, Mich., he was a son of Jewell Howard Allen of Salyersville, and the late Goms Allen. He was employed as a mechanic in the log mill industry. Additional survivors include his wife, Debbie Cole Allen of Salyersville; two daughters, Wendy Allen and Megan Renee Allen, both of Salyersville; two brothers, Ralph Douglas Allen and James Phillip Allen, both of Salyersville; and three sisters, Barbara Ann Allen, Sandra Kay Allen, and Gloria Jean Allen, all of Salyersville. Funeral services were Sunday, March 20, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ward Allen officiating. Burial was in Allen Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BOWLING, Gertrude "Pauline"
1937-2005
Died: Friday, March 25, 2005 Age: 68
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Gertrude "Pauline" Bowling, 68, of Salyersville, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 25, 1937, in Van Lear, she was a daughter of the late Eunace and Ellie Murphy Penix. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her adopted parents, Will and Lela Penix Collins; a son, Charles Ray Bowling; five brothers, Melvin Penix, Frank Penix, Marvin Penix, Ray Collins, and William Henry Collins; three sisters, Gertrude Collins, Reva Slusher, and Jewel Conley; and a grandchild. Survivors include a son, Allen Bowling of Salyersville; a brother, Russ Penix of Alabama; two sisters, Cindy Crace and Virginia Conley, both of Salyersville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 28, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Felber officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
BRADLEY, William T.
1917-2005
 Private graveside services were held Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m. at the Ridgelawn Memorial Park in Huntington, W.Va., for William T. Bradley, 87, of Kenova, W.Va., who passed away Thursday, March 172005  at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Bradley was born June 21, 1917 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late William Thomas Sr. and Anne Daniel Bradley. He was retired from Marshall University where he had been employed as staff accountant, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Beers, Bess Hess, and Bertha McKay; one brother, Eddie Bradley. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Sparks Bradley of Kenova, W.Va.; one daughter, Kitty Carver, and her special friend, David Pelfrey; one son, Bill (Ann) Bradley II; one granddaughter, three grandsons, and two granddaughters-in-law; one great- granddaughter and one great-grandson; many sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces, nep- hews, and many other family members. The service was officiated by the Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen. Arrangements under the direction of the Rollins Funeral Home of Kenova, W.Va.  Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Mar.23 2005

   
BRANHAM, Melinda Ann (Smith)
1954-2005
Died: Friday, March 18, 2005
Age: 50
JOHNSON COUNTY — Melinda Ann Branham, 50, of Boons Camp, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 27, 1954, at Norfolk, Va., she was a daughter of Luther Smith, and the late Irene Riddick Smith. Additional survivors in-clude two sons, Eric Batenich of Chicago, Ill., and Brandon Branham of Boons Camp; two daughters, Elizabeth Dawn Kratzer of Boons Camp, and Carolyn Klut of Hamond, Ind.; two brothers, Luther Smith and Joe Alvipiedi, both of Norfolk; two sisters, Jackie Bowman of Norfolk, and Patty Finger of Tenn Yan, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 22, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Eddie Stepp officiating. Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

  
BREEDING, Steven Dwight
1980-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 20, 11 a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Steven Dwight Breeding, 24, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 17 2005 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Breeding was born June 30, 1980 in Abbington, Va., son of Bill and Lorene Perkins Breeding. He was a student at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., and had served with the U. S. Marines. Surviving in addition to his parents is one brother, Darrin Breeding of Volga, Ky. The service was officiated by Wendell Ison, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.30 2005

    
CALLISON, Beatrice A. (Gillispie)
1921-2005
Beatrice A. " Bea " Callison, 84, of New  Carlisle passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on March 26, 1921, the daughter of Earl and Anna ( Bailey ) Gillispie. Bea was a member of the New Carlisle Eagles Aeries 2641 and was an avid sports fan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Henry Clay Arnett and her second husband Robert Lee Callison ; three brothers and four sisters. Her surviors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, Earl T. Arnett of New Carlisle, Gary E. and Barbara Arnett of Bumpess, Virginia, and Henry E. Arnett of New Carlisle ;  four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dianna Blasioli, Sharon and Terry Duke, Karen and Monty Hook , all of New Carlisle , and Sherry and John Priest of Medway ; 16 grandchildren ; 19 great-grandchildren ; several nieces and nephews, and many good friends and neighbors. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Kurian, the Bethel Emergency Medical Services, and the Fairborn Community Dialysis Center. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Trostel, Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with R ev. Jeff Christmas of First Baptist Church of New Carlisle officiating. Burial to follow in New Carlisle Cemetery.

    
CANTRELL, Annie
1925-2005
Died: Thursday, March 03, 2005
Age: 76
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Annie Cantrell, 76, of Salyersville, died Thursday, March 3, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Lonzie and Virgie Penley Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Cantrell; four brothers, Raymond Cantrell, Sherman Cantrell, Wonnie Cantrell, and Henry Cantrell; and a sister, Thelma Tackett. Survivors include four daughters, Alice Tackett of Paintsville, and Barbara Meade, Margaret Barker, and Silvia Jones, all of Salyersville; six sisters, Hilda Salyers of Marion, Ohio, Betty Francis of Piketon, Ohio, Ruthie Crace, Mandy Meade, and Margaret Ward, all of Salyersville, and Mary Tackett of Royalton; two brothers, Paul Cantrell of Salyersville, and Franklin Dee Cantrell of Waverly, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 6, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Patrick officiating. Burial was in Wheeler and Lemaster Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
CARPENTER, Grace (May)
1908-2005
Died: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Age: 96
JOHNSON COUNTY — Grace Carpenter, 96, of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Oct. 10, 1908, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Peggy Risner May. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carpenter. Survivors include a son, Jack Carpenter of Ashland; two daughters, Ruth Clay of Paintsville, and Juanita Sammons of Huntington, W.Va.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 20, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

   
CASTLE, Douglas Fairbanks
1927-2005
PARIS - Douglas Fairbanks Castle, 77, Cypress Street, former Mayor of the city of Paris for 29 years, retired commercial representative for South Central Bell Telephone, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, husband of Patricia Evans Castle, died Thursday, March 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born April 19, 1927 in Thealka, Kentucky, son of the late Craig and George Ann Puckett Castle and was a graduate of Paintsville High School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and was a member of the Methodist Men. Doug was a former member of the Paris City School Board of Education, former president of JayCees, Kiwanis Club, Paris High School Band Boosters, had served as Finance Commissioner for the City of Paris, member of American Legion Post # 30, Telephone Pioneers of America, former chairman and treasurer of the Blue Grass Area Developement District, former treasurer of the Kentucky League of Cities, and was an original member of the Paris Pike Developement Commitee. In addition to his wife, Doug is survived by three sons, Douglas Lee (Damie) Castle of Winchester, Kem Evans Castle (Donna Schultz) of Paris, Max Christian Castle of Paris ; a granddaughter, Kristal Castle of Winchester ; and a sister, Lillie Fitch of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 14 at the First United Methodist church by Rev. Chris Patterson with interment in the Paris Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Don Kiser, Bob Casher, Ron Vanover, Dickie Brunner,Craig MasNally, Everett Garrison, Earl Clough, and Jas Sekhon. Honorary bearers will be Jim Harrill, Leonard Wilson, Bob Baker, Joe McCormack, Charles Johnston, Bill Lucky and Donnie Foley. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Posted in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Saturday, March 12, 2005

   
CASTLE, Helen Marie (Fritter)
1948-2005
Died: Friday, March 04, 2005
Age: 57
JOHNSON COUNTY — Helen Marie Castle, 57, of Nippa, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 9, 1948, in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late John Fleenor and Juanita Osborne Fleenor Fritter. She was a clerk with Brown's Auto Sales. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Castle of Nippa; two sons, Kan Martin Fleenor of Raymond, Wash., and Robert Logan Castle of Nippa; a daughter, Luanne Marie Curtis of Sitka; a sister, Mildred Louise Farlow of Manasses, Va.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 7, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jeffery Burchett officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.09 2005

   
CASTLE, Ivory (Stapleton)
1923-2005
Ivory Castle 81, of Springfield died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in Community Hospital. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on June 25, 1923, the daughter of Dock and Bunie (Chandler) Stapleton. Ivory was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting including making baby quilts, was known as a great cook, and was very strong in her family and church. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers James, Cecil, and Clarence Stapleton. Ivory is survived by her husband of 51 years Jakey Castle, Jr., whom she married on October 11, 1953; two sons and daughters in law Rex and Caryn Castle of Mechanicsburg and Tim and Deb Castle of Smyrna, TN; one brother Loren Stapleton of Michigan; and four grandchildren Trevor, Kathryn, Amanda, and Courtney Castle. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home with Pastor Mark A. Rucker officiating. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions are requested to the First Freewill Baptist Church 1028 Lafayette Springfield, Ohio 45505. Published in the Springfield News-Sun  3/4/2005

   
CAUDILL, Beatrice Marie (Hitchcock) Messer
1914-2005
Died: Friday, March 04, 2005
Age: 90
JOHNSON COUNTY — Beatrice Marie Hitchcock Messer Caudill, 90, of West Van Lear, died Friday, March 4, at her residence. Born June 22, 1914, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Beulah Mae Adams Hitchcock. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Messer, in 1967; a son, Charles Douglas Messer; and a daughter, Peggy Joyce Messer. Survivors include a son, Harold Dean Messer of Austin, Tex.; three daughters, Janet Earlene Demonbreun and Carol Jean Wallen, both of West Van Lear, and Thelma Jewel Bywalec of Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers, Elmer Hitchcock of Oregon, Daniel Hitchcock of California, Fredrick Hitchcock of Florida, and John Hitchcock Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 7, at Jones- Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.09 2005

  
CHAFIN, Bobby Ray
1954-2005
Died: Monday, March 14, 2005
Age: 50
WEST VIRGINIA — Bobby Ray Chaffin, 50, of Salt Rock, W.Va., died Monday, March 14, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Nov. 30, 1954, in Johnson County, he was the son of Goldie Preece Meade of Huntington, and the late Will Chafin. He was also preceded in death by a half brother, Arlen Ray Chafin. Additional survivors in-clude a son, Jason Chafin of Warfield; a daughter, Crystal Chafin of Warfield; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Bellomy of Huntington; four half sisters, Madge Varney of Spencer, W.Va., Janet Meade of Inez, Elizabeth Scott of Dandridge, Tenn., and Linda Kay Brewer of Kitts Hill, Ohio. Funeral services were Friday, March 18, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Ernie Ritchie officiating. Graveside rights were conducted at Warfield Cemetery. Big Sandy News

   
CRABTREE, Shelvia Gene (Tackett)
1941-2005
Died: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Age: 64
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Shelvia Gene Tackett Crabtree, 64, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 15, 1941, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Waymen and Ida Mullins Tackett. She was a waitress and of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Crabtree; a brother, James Edward Tackett; and a sister Eula Simpkins. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Jo Koch and Jennifer Jacqueline Brown, both of Salyersville; two brothers, Dallas Tackett of Cynthiana, and David Tackett of Wittensville; three sisters, Sally Burgett, Faye Turner, and Christie Gibson, all of Salyersville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 31, at Kernie Freewill Baptist Church, Johnson Fork, with Butch Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Patrick-Lovely Cemetery, Johnson Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.01 2005

   
DANIELS, George
1936-2005
Died: Sunday, March 20, 2005
Age: 68
JOHNSON COUNTY — George Daniels, 68, of Boons Camp, died Sunday, March 20, 2005 at his residence. Born July 27, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Wiley and Hattie Adams Daniels. Survivors include his wife, Alice Preston Daniels of Boons Camp; five sons, Marvin Daniels, Earl Daniels, and Jason Daniels, all of Boons Camp, and William Daniels and Johnny Daniels, both of Ulysses; two daughters, Georgene Slone of Lowmansville, and Elizabeth Sheridan of Boons Camp; three brothers, Jim Daniels of Columbus, Ohio, Dennie Daniels of Whitehouse, and Harold Daniels of Lowmansville; a sister, Nancy Lambe of Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 23, at Hurricane United Baptist Church with David Baldwin, Hobart Pack and Earl Preston officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

   
DANIELS, James Michael "Mike"
1942-2005
Died: Friday, March 18, 2005
Age: 42
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Michael "Mike" Daniels, 42, of Boons Camp, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 23, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of Veneda Crum Daniels and the late James Lee "Jimmy" Daniels. He was the owner of J&M Construction Company. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Sharon L. Webb Daniels of Boons Camp; and a son Justin Ryan Daniels of Boons Camp. Funeral services were Sunday, March 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Grover Hammonds and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

   
DANIELS, Margaret Ann (Aye)
1942-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Margaret Ann Daniels, 62, of Nippa, Ky., who passed away Saturday, March 26 at her residence. Mrs. Daniels was born June 9, 1942 in Tazwell, Tenn., daughter of the late Andy P. and Eva Edna Brooks Aye. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. Daniels. Surviving are one son, Jimmy Allen Maples of Sitka, Ky.; seven daughters, Wilma Jean Reed of Sitka, Ky., Carolyn Faye Bryant of Arlington, Texas, Rose Mary Mollette of Staffordsville, Ky., Kathy Ann Muncy of Nippa, Ky., Edna Mae Cantrell and Billie LeMaster, both of Flat Gap, Ky., and Margie Ann Ramey of Wittensville, Ky.; one brother, Walter Aye of New Tazwell, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Kizer of New Tazwell, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Robert Smedley, with burial following in the Daniels Family Cemetery at Nippa, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.30 2005

    
DORTON, Dr. Howard Ellsworth
1913-2005
Dr. Howard Ellsworth Dorton son of Allen Granberry Thurman Dorton and Julia Angeline Auxier Dorton, was born in Redbush, Johnson County, KY on March 14, 1913. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois in 1932 and his M.D. degree with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1936. He interned at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He completed a Surgical Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and received a M.S. degree in Surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1941. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Scholastic Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. Dr. Dorton served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army from 1942-46 as a surgeon in the Southwest Pacific in the 25th Evacuation Hospital during the Guadalcanal, New Georgia, New Guinea, and Bougainville Campaigns, and then as Assistant Chief of Surgery at Battey General Hospital in Rome, Georgia attaining the rank of Major, Medical Corps. His decorations and citations include the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He practiced medicine in Lexington until his retirement at age 72 in 1985. During that time his partnership with Drs. Jack Webb, Maurice Royalty, William Hyden, Richard Segnitz and Andrew Moore, Sr. established and financed the Lexington Medical Foundation. Each year this foundation provided housing and other assistance for ten to twelve medical students, principally from the eastern half of the state for over twenty-five years. Most of these beneficiaries now practice in Kentucky, and several are professors and/or Chairs of Depts. in Medical schools around the acountry. Dr. Dorton pioneered in the conservative surgical management of peptic ulcer disease. He wrote many scientific papers and lectured widely on this and other subjects in this country and abroad. He produced an award winning movie on Vagotomy and Pyloroplasty for the complicated duodenal ulcer for the film library of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Dorton also invented and patented the Hemo Sponge Counter System currently used in hospitals world-wide. He was a University of Kentucky Fellow, Clinical Professor of Surgery, and a member of a number of surgical organizations including the Lexington Surgical Society, Kentucky Surgical Society, Southeastern Surgical Society, Central Surgical Society, The International Surgical Society, and The Royal College of Surgeons. Dr. Dorton was on the staff of Good Samaritan and St. Joseph's Hospitals and also served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Central Baptist Hospital. For a number of years he was a staff surgeon for the Crippled Children's Commission and the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children. He was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was an examiner for the American Board of Surgery. Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Audrey Joyce Shimmin Dorton; six daughters, Bonnie Greeson, Norcross, GA, Sue (Dick) Cole, Nancy (Dale) Thoma, Judy (Bob) Woods, Dede Dorton Eakle (Steve Reaves), and Amy Louise Dorton, all of Lexington; and nine grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Greeson, Flowery Branch, GA, Mathew (Helen) Greeson, of Buford, GA, John (Robyn) Cole, Louisville, KY, Laura Anne Cole, Lexington, KY, Kurt C. Thoma, Indianapolis, IN, Kelly (Drew) Shirley, M.D., Philadelphia, PA, and Chris, Lucy, and Carrie Eakle, Lexington; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Rachel Greeson, Flowery Branch, GA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Ruth Stiles, a brother-in- law, Lynn Stiles, a son-in-law, Phillip E. Greeson, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Anne Greeson. Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Wed. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. officiated by The Reverend Robert Sessum of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with entombment following at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Tues. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40513. Memorial contributions are suggested to the University of Kentucky Med House Scholarship Fund, in care of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 939 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40507, or The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.  Lexington Herald-Leader on 3/20/2005

    
ENDICOTT, Matthew
1963-2005
Died: Monday, March 07, 2005
Age: 42
JOHNSON COUNTY — Matthew Endicott, 42, of Flat Gap, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 28, 1963, at Paintsville, he was a son of Betty Marie Adams of Flat Gap. He was a delivery driver with Ferrell Gas Company of Hager Hill. Additional survivors include his wife, Cheryl Endicott of Flat Gap; and a son, Jason Scott Daniel of Paris Island, S.C. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Eulas Adams and Rick Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Cold Springs United Baptist Church by contacting the funeral home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.09 2005

   
FLETCHER, Juanita (Arrowood)
1921-2005
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m. at the Ruston Building at Jenners Pond, West Grove, Pa., for Juanita Arrowood Fletcher, 83, who passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005at her residence. Mrs. Fletcher was born May 15, 1921, daughter of the late Irvin and Vina Wells Arrowood of Paintsville, Ky. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Louisville and was a flower show judge. Surviving are her husband, Van Fletcher of West Grove, Pa.; three daughters, Ellen Russell of Frenchtown, N.J., Jacqueline Fletcher of Stillwater, Okla., and Vina Jane Green of Malvern, Pa.; one granddaughter, Kristen DiNorscia Jellison of Telford, Pa.; two nieces, Jennie Hawkins and Rebecca Weatherly, both of Florida; one nephew, Bruce Moore of Florida. Arrangements under the direction of the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. of West Grove, Pa. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Mar.09 2005

   
GARLAND, Mary Grace (Rice)
1922-2005
Died: Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Age: 82
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Grace Rice Garland, 82, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, March 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 30, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Garland Hurt and Mabelle Auxier Rice. She was a retired president of H.B. Rice Insurance Company and pianist and accompanist for Prestonsburg Community College and First Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edgerly Garland, in 1976. Survivors include a son, William R. "Bill" Garland of Paintsville; a daughter, Rebecca Garland Wilder of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, March 4, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
HALTERMAN, Lucy W. (Ferguson)
2005
Lucy W. Halterman, 88, of London, went to be with her Lord peacefully Wednesday, with her family at her side, March 30, 2005 at 11:20 p.m. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was a daughter of Noah W. and Amanda ( Lyons ) Ferguson. She had been employed as a liscensed practical nurse with Orient Institution and the Madison Elms Nursing Home. She also took care of people in their homes. She had been a member of Saint John Lutheran Church, London. She is survived by her children Virgil ( Carol ) Brown of Tucson, Arizona, Bud ( JoAnn) Brown of Columbus, Joyce Simmermon of Gahanna, William J. ( Connie ) Brown of Columbus, Linda ( Richard ) Hysell of South Vienna ; sister, Jessie Kuhns of Fairborn ; 16 grandchildren ; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Halterman will be sadly missed by great friends and neighbors, Harold and Ann Clevenger. Lucy was preceded i n death by her patrents ; husband, Arthur E. Halterman ; children Beryl Brown Mary Lou Brubaker ; five brothers and sisters ; stepson, Dr. Robert E. Halterman and stepdaughter. The family will receive friends at the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home, London on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Delbert Havens officiating. Interment will follow in the Kirkwood Cemetery, London.

   
HANNAH, Lorraine (Blair)
1922-2005
Died: Thursday, March 03, 2005
Age: 82
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lorraine Hannah, 82, of Leander, died Thursday, March 3, at Martin Health Care Center, Inez. Born July 8, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Hollie and Lizzie Blair. She was preceded in death by her husband, Farrell Hannah, in 2002. Survivors include three daughters, Iva Lee Lemaster of Hager Hill, Brenda Sue Lewis of Leander, and Linda Lou Cochran of Findley, Ohio; a brother, Elmer Blair of New Carlisle, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 6, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Richard Williams, Herb Arms, and Danny Clarkston officiating. Burial was in Hannah Family Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HARDIN, Bobby F.
1945-2005
HARDIN, BOBBY F., 59, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at his residence. He was born on August 6, 1945, in Paintsville, KY, graduated from Charlestown High School and worked maintenance and construction with his friends and family at Winn- Dixie Supermarket for 31 years. After many year at Winn-Dixie, Bobby returned to his "friends and family" at SWH Supply in Louisville, where he was employed at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby and Magdaline Hardin and his brother, Larry. "Bobby's jokes and fun-loving personality will be truly missed by all of those he touched." Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home. Louisville, Kentucky  3/8/2005.

     
HARPER, Clarence Edward Jr.
2005
HARPER, CLARENCE EDWARD JR., 65, of Brooksville, died Sunday (March 20, 2005) in Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was born in Paintsville, Ky., and came here 48 years ago from Baltimore. He was a driver for Crete Carriers of Deland and Lykes-Pasco. He was the safety award recipient for 1-million accident-free miles. He loved working on cars and trucks. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Janet; a son, Clarence E. Harper III; two brothers, Larry, Brooksville, and Buster, Saginaw, Mich.; five sisters, Kathleen English, San Leandro, Calif., Helen Pedro, Oakland, Calif., Pauline Hall, Dayton, Ruth Harper, Brooksville, and Paulette Harper, Amarillo, Texas; and two grandsons. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

     
HENSLEY, William Roger Jr. "Bill Dooly"
1966-2005
Died: Friday, March 25, 2005
Age: 38
JOHNSON COUNTY — William Roger "Bill Dooly" Hensley Jr., 38, of Hager Hill, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at his residence. Born Nov. 30, 1966, in Johnson County, he was a son of William Roger Hensley and Margaret Hensley Clouse. Additional survivors in-clude his stepfather, Mike Clouse; a son, William Mathew Hensley of Paintsville; two daughters, Leanna Nicole Hensley of Paintsville and Lora Hope Carty of Van Lear; and three sisters, Norlene Hensley Lafferty and Amanda Louise Hensley Fraley, both of Grassy Creek, and Melissa Lynn Hensley Stover of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


JEWETT, Elizabeth (Carter)
1907-2005
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15 at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles, Ky., for Elizabeth Carter Jewett, 97, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Friday, March 11 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Jewett was born November 12, 1907 in Franklin County, daughter of the late Barrett Powell and Mary Belle Florian Carter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Brown Jewett; two sisters, Nancy Carter Sames and June Carter Howard; two brothers, Garrett and Mark Carter; one nephew, Kenneth Nisbet. She and her husband were owners of the Scarlet Slipper Antique Shop in Newtown, Ohio, and won many awards for her flower arranging and specimen exhibits, before moving to Flat Gap, Ky. Surviving are one sister, Virginia Carter Nisbet of Pekin, Ind.; nieces and nephews, JoAnn Manuel, Nancy Engle, Barbara Howard, Patty Howard, David Howard, Garrett Carter III, and Toby Franz. The service was officiated by the Rev. John Brandon, with internment in the Frankfort Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home of Versailles, Ky. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Mar.18 2005


JONES, Gary R.
1944-2005
Gary R. Jones, 61, of Springfield, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 20, 2005. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on January 17, 1944 the son of Everett R. and Rena (Hazlett) Jones and Mabel (Tackett) Blanton. Gary had worked as a Home remodeling contractor. Survivors include his father of Springfield ; his mother of Paintsville, Kentucky ; his wife, Connie (Smith) Jones ; eight children, Carla Bunten of Springfield, Tina (Gary) Frederick of Springfield, Tawnya Dalehite of Knoxville, Tennessee, Misty (Joe) Wyen of Spokane, Washington, Tiffanie (Ryan) Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida, Calissa Martin of Springfield ; sister, Brenda (John) Caudill of Paintsville ;  brother, Brian (Kim) Blanton of Paintsville ;several grandchildren ; many nieces and nephews ; and many friends including a special friend, Carolyn Sue Jones of Springfield. His mom, Rena preceded him in death in 2003. A gat hering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Additional services will be held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Kentucky. Burial will be in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, Kentucky. Springfield News-Sun  Wednesday, March 23, 2005


JONES, Grace B.(Pelphrey)
1918-2005
Died: Monday, March 07, 2005
Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY — Grace B. Jones, 86, of Paintsville, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 9, 1918, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Forest Lee and Rinda Cox Pelfrey. She was a nurse with St. Anthony's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Buell Webb of Redbush and Elmer "Bill" Webb of Plain City, Ohio; three brothers, Pat Pelfrey of Keaton, John Pelfrey of Martha, and Forest Pelfrey of Staffordsville; four sisters, Gladys Wells of Hartford, Nannie Rigsby of Martha, Thelma Evans of Galloway, Ohio, and Betty Wheeler of Grove City, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 10, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Bobby Fultz, Homer Ramey, and M.T. Womack, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Paint Valley Memorial Gardens, Crockett, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.09 2005

   
JOSEPH, Kendle
1946-2005
Died: Friday, March 18, 2005
Age: 59
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kendle Joseph, 59, of Royalton, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 16, 1946, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Kindle and Fannie Howard Joseph. He was a mechanic and member of Licking River Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Joseph, John Joseph, and Beacher Caudill Joseph; four sisters, Myrtle Joseph, Mollie Joseph, Annie Gipson, and Vercie Jordan. Survivors include his wife, Anna Wilson Joseph of Royalton; a daughter, Anna Aldrich of Catlettsburg; a brother, Ed Caudill of Royalton; three sisters, Stella Barnett of Salyersville, Mary Summa of Royalton, and Zula Nickles of Kingsford Heights, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 21, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Price Porter and W. R. Wilson officiating. Burial was in Joseph Family Cemetery, Royalton, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

   
KELLY, David K.
1932-2005
David K. Kelly, age 73 of Beavercreek, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005. David was born February 4, 1932 in Van Lear,Kentucky, the son of the late David and Mary Kelly. David was retired from General Motors, Delco Moraine Division. He was president of the greter Miami Valley Bird Association, Past Master of Masonic Lodge # 764 of Fairborn and a member of the Antioch Shrine of Dayton. David was a volunteer at Greene Hall, United Cereba Palsy and the summer camp for kids, Special Olympics. He was on the Board of Directors of Day-Met Credit Union and a veteran of the Korean War , a member of the 1st Calvary Division and recipient of five Bronze Stars. He was preceded in death by his four sisters, Billie Brummett, Dorothy Watkins, Audrey Kelly and Yvone Kelly. Survivors include his wife, Georgia of 50 years ; daughters, Pamela (Philip) Miller of Dayton, Rhona Kelly of Austin, Texas and Nancy Kelly of Beavercreek ; son, Michael Kelly of Austin,Texas sister, Jackie Caudill of Columbus ; brothers, Jon Kelly of Dayton , James of Flat Gap, Kentucky, Robert of Morehead, Kentucky, and Jerry of Troy, Ohio ; five grandchildren ; three great-grandchildren. A gatherinf of family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. John Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia. The family requests contributions be made in David`s memory to the charity of one`s choice. Fairborn Daily Herald  Tuesday, March 15, 2005

   
KING, Bessie Lou Ann (Ferguson)
1934-2005
Bessie Lou Ann King, 70 of Sale Creek, Tennessee, and formerly of Fairborn, Ohio, went to be with her Lord Sunday, March 13, 2005 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born November 9, 1934 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Drew and Nina Preston Ferguson. Lou Ann is survived by a daughter, Nina Keath of Cocoa Beach, Florida, three sons, Vack Hart of Palm Bay, Florida, Paul Hart of Sale Creek, Tennessee, Heath King of Union, Ohio, four grandchildren and numerous family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and stepfather, Woody Hart and a brother Hall “Whitey” Hart. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005 in Miami Valley United Baptist Church in Fairborn with Elder Freddie Preston officiating. Burial will follow the service in Byron Cemetery, Fairborn. Family and friends may visit 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Adkins Funeral Home, 7055 Dayton Road, Enon,Ohio. Posted in the Fairborn Daily Herald on Tuesday, March 15, 2005

   
KING, Colleen Anne (Kitchen)
1931-2005
Colleen Anne King, age 73 of Springfield passed away at 8:05 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005 in St. Johns Center. She was born October 29, 1931 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Ray and Clista Kitchen. She was a member of St. Mary`s Catholic Church and had been employed as a waitress and manager of The Gables Restaurant. Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Kitchen of Springfield, adopted daughter and special friend, Linda Ross and children, adopted daughter Becky bame and children and her extended family on the second floor of St. Johns Center. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Conley and an uncle Flem Tackett. Anne had a great love for life and let her faith lead her where ever it took her. She had a big and loving heart and took many people into her loving arms. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. -Wednesday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home with Sister Annice of St. Johns Center officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Springfield News-Sun  Monday, March 14, 2005

  
LITTERAL, Lelah (Combs)
1927-2005
Died: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Age: 77
ALABAMA — Lelah Combs Litteral, 77, of Mobile, Ala., formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, March 15. Born May 27, 1927, in Knott County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley J. and Verda Hammonds Amburgey. She was a retired cosmetology instructor with Mayo Vocational School and an active member of the community who held several city positions. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Litteral; and a brother, Forrest Amburgey. Survivors include two children, Jimmy Darrell Combs of Harrodsburg, and Wayne Douglas Combs of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Georgia Carol Sizemore of Mobile; a step- daughter, Billie Jean Music of Paintsville; three sisters, Dottie Harmon of Barnwell, S.C., Lottie Caughman of Columbia, S.C. and Linda Cantrell of Severn, Md.; two brothers, Barkley Amburgey of Berea, and Earl Amburgey of Georgetown. Funeral services were Saturday, March 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Cemetery under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MCKENZIE, Beulah (Lyon)
1910-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Beulah Lyon McKenzie, 94, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Monday, March 28 2005 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. McKenzie was born September 11, 1910 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Sherman and Lora Wallen Lyon. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray McKenzie. Surviving are two sons, Daren Ray McKenzie of South Point, Ohio, and Jack McKenzie of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Emma Joy Kazee of Ashland, Ky., and Clista M. Pelfrey of Keaton, Ky.; two brothers, Con Lyon of Sitka, Ky., and Kerlin Lyon of Flatwoods, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Harold Salyer, with burial in the Merdia Oliver McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.08 2005

    
MEADE, Lillian L. (Williams)
1919-2005
Died: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lillian L. Meade, 86, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at her residence after a brief illness. Born Feb. 25, 1919, at Flat Gap, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Patton and Anna Spradlin Williams. She attended Eastern State College and received her degree and teacher certification through the University of Kentucky. She was a teacher at Paintsville Elementary School, a member of King Addition Homemakers Club, Johnson County Retired Teachers, and First United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Meade; a sister, Lori Vanhoose; and a brother, Bob Williams. Survivors include three sons, Don Meade of Louisville, David Meade and Phillip Meade, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Oscar Williams of Flat Gap, and Patton Williams of Versailles; a sister, Anna Mary Adams of Lexington; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, March 25, at First United Methodist Church, Paints-ville. Burial will be in Williams Family Cemetery, Rt. 172, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
MEADOWS, Roy Bud
1912-2005
Died: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Age: 93
JOHNSON COUNTY — Roy Bud Meadows, 93, of Nippa, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at his residence. Born March 12, 1912, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Kenis Meadows. He was a miner and a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Meadows. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wallace Meadows of Nippa; two stepsons, Edward Lambe of Nippa, and Michael Lambe of Huntington, W.Va.; a daughter, Martha Slone of Sitka; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 18, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Terry Conley and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sitka Freewill Baptist Church or Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by contacting Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-4212. Big Sandy News

     
MEEK, Willa Mae (Walters)
1915-2005
 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 16, 11 a.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, Ky., for Willa Mae Meek, 89, of Lewisburg, Ky., who passed away Sunday, March 13 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Meek was born November 3, 1915 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Proctor and Maudie Boyd Walters. She was a homemaker and quiltmaker. She was also preceded in death by one son, Devon Walter Meek; three sisters, Ora Beatrice Brickey, Gusta Castle and Imagene Castle. Surviving are three daughters, Christine Tyson of Lewisburg, Ky., Jewell Harwood of Tampa, Fla., and Maudie (Joe) Fanti of Cambridge, Ohio; three sons, Donald (Diane) Meek of Mason, Ohio, Carlos Dean (Barbara) Meek of Walton, Ind., and Kenneth Lee (Tana) Meek of West Van Lear, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Chaplain Bobby Ward, with burial following in the Graham Cemetery at Graham, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Gary’s Funeral Home of Greenville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Mar.16 2005

    
MOSLEY, Arettia Murdock (Preston)
1911-2005
Died: Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Age: 93
MICHIGAN — Arettia Murdock Preston Mosley, 93, of Big Rapids, Mich., formerly of Shelby, Ohio, and Wayland, died Tuesday, March 8 2005. Born Aug. 8, 1911, in Thealka, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Louella Daniels Preston. She was a retired postal clerk in Wayland, a member of Martin Branch Free Will Baptist Church, Estill, and a Rebekah (Oddfellows). She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Preston Mosley, in 1987; a son, Ira Mosley; a grandson, Toy Preston Hobbs, two brothers, and a sister. Survivors include three sons, James Mosley, Clarence Mosley, and Alger Mosley, all of Shelby; two daughters, Betty Hobbs of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mardia Hughes of Big Rapids; 18 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Saturday, March 12, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Revs. Clinton "Buddy" Jones and Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, and Hall Funeral Home. Contributions may be given to The Reed City Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. Big Sandy News

   
PYLE, Martha Mae (Lewis)
1923-2005
Died: Friday, March 11, 2005
Age: 81
JOHNSON COUNTY — Martha Mae Lewis Pyle, 81, of Offutt, died Friday, March 11, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 1, 1923, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Cora Mollette Lewis. She was a restaurant supervisor. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Oren Pyle, in 1979, Havilyn Daniels, in 1981, and Robert Dutcher, in 1983. Survivors include 10 sons, Kenneth Daniels of Tampa, Fla., John Daniels of Boons Camp, David Daniels, Robin Daniels, Robin Daniels, and Richard Dutcher, and Thomas Dutcher, all of Delaware, Ohio, Phillip Dutcher of Lithopolis, Ohio, Paul Dutcher, and Timothy Daniels, both of Ohio; a daughter, Anita Guerra of Meally; two brothers, Walter Lewis and Frank Lewis, both of Boons Camp; a sister, Ruth Bowing of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 14, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.16 2005
   
NOTE: Published obit has errors. It has son Robin listed twice. They left out son Tony Daniel. All her sons with the last name Daniels, should be Daniel, Except John Daniels (My dad). Havilyn should also be a Daniel, instead of Daniels. Submitted by: Heather Daniels May May21 2005.
 


    
RAMEY, Vongia Lynn
1948-2005
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Vongia Lynn Ramey, 56, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 24 2005 at Life Path Hospice House in Sun City, Fla. Ms. Ramey was born July 19, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Elwood Ramey Sr. and the late Donnita Jones Ramey. She was an accountant manager. Surviving in addition to her father are her step-mother, Jewell Ramey; one son, Stacy Caldwell of Lexington, Ky.; six brothers, Emery Earl Ramey, Elwood Ramey Jr., and Don E. Ramey, all of Flat Gap, Ky., Van B. Ramey of Winchester, Ky., Kevin Ramey of Thonotosassa, Fla., and Darrin Ramey of Lakeland, Fla.; and one sister, Charlotte Hawkins of Tampa, Fla. The service was officiated by Harold Salyers and Johnnie Estep, with burial in the Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.30 2005

    
RATLIFF, Mary M.
Died: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Age: 67
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary M. Ratliff, 67, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born Nov. 26, 1937, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Freddie and Pina McKenzie Ratliff. She was a sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Frank Ratliff and Ernie Ratliff; and two sisters, Faye Williams and Betty Frisby. Survivors include a brother, Paul Rex Ratliff of Paintsville; and two sisters, Shirley Blanton and Doris Haney, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, at Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Tobe Wheeler, Tommy Meade, Tommy Vanhoose, and Jeff Helton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News   

   

SALYERS, Eleanor
2005
Eleanor R. Salyers, 79, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband Hershell Salyers and her brother Bobby E. Rice. Survivors include her two sons, Hershell F. (Betty) Salyers of Beavercreek, James (Pat) Salyers of Franklin, daughter Annette (Max) McWilliams of California, brother James Rice of Florida, sisters Bertie Van Order of New York, Faye Coleman of Dayton ; four grandchildren ; six great-grandchildren ; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30th at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4101 Needmore Road, Dayton, with Pastor Hollie Vanhoose officiating. Burial will take place 10 a.m., Thursday, March 31 at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Kentucky. Family will receive friends Tuesday, March 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

   
SAMMONS, Walter Wathen
1938-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, April 1, 11 a.m. at the Van Lear Church of Christ for Walter Wathen Sammons, 66, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Sunday, March 27 at his residence. Mr. Sammons was born August 4, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Floyd and Myrtle Williams Sammons. He was a retired fireman and a veteran. Surviving are two sons, Doug Sammons of Houston, Texas, and David Sammons of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Phyllis Grimm of Flemingsburg, Ky.; one aunt, Imogene Sammons of Van Lear, Ky.; two grandsons, Christopher David and Nicholas Robert Sammons, both of Salt Lake City, Utah. The service was officiated by Joe Hill, 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 Apr.06 2005

    

SPARKS, Monnie Mae (Conley)
1915-2005
Died: Monday, March 28, 2005 Age: 89
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Monnie Mae Sparks, 89, of Blaine, died Monday, March 28, 2005 at Louisa. Born Nov. 13, 1915, in Flat Gap, she was a daughter of the late Eddie and Suzannah Ferguson Conley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Sparks. Survivors include two sons, John Sparks of Blaine and Henry Sparks of Thelma; a daughter, Carolyn Sparks of Blaine; a sister, Mary Ellen Stapleton of Flat Gap; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 30, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Ross officiating. Burial will be in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.01 2005

  
SPRADLIN, Orbin C.
1925-2005
Died: Monday, March 28, 2005
Age: 79
JOHNSON COUNTY — Orbin C. Spradlin, 79, of Hager Hill, died Monday, March 28, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 24, 1925, at Denver, he was a son of the late Albert and Lydia Arms Spradlin. He was owner and operator of a coal trucking business, a deacon at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy WW II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Martha Jean Spradlin of Hager Hill; a daughter, Toni Carolyn Spradlin of Paintsville; a son, Joseph Allen Spradlin of Hager Hill; a brother, Elmon D. Spradlin of Prestonsburg; and two sisters, Audrey Blair of South Point, Ohio, and Edna Lee Blair of St. Paris, Ohio. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Richard Williams and Herbert Arms officiating. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.01 2005

   
STACY, Alma (Bowen)
1939-2005
Died: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Age: 66
MARTIN COUNTY — Alma Stacy, 66, of Inez, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 19, 1939, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Linda Bowen. She was a homemaker and member of the Vineyard United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Nelson and Dollie Bowen. Survivors include her husband, Flem Stacy of Inez; two sons, Frank Stacy of Inez and Jim Stacy of Warfield; one daughter, Vickey Coburn of Louisa; one brother, Freelin Hickman of Warfield; four sisters, Charity Stacy of Ulysses, Zelda Crum and Fannie Cook of Inez, and Mildred Jackson of Debord; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Richard (Doc) Maynard and Nebert Bowen officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
STAFFORD, Stephen Douglas
1942-2005
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 23 at the Milward Funeral Home for Stephen Douglas Stafford, 63, of Lexington, Ky., who passed away Sunday, February 20 2005 at his residence. Mr. Stafford was born in Paintsville, Ky., son of Gordon (Becky) Stafford of Bridgeport, W.Va., and the late Lou Emma Salyer Stafford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Jean; one son, Darby (Patty) Stafford; one daughter, Christa Kay (Leroy) Carey; two sisters, Kay (Mitch) Norell and Linda (Larry) Smith, of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Cole and Kyle Stafford; several aunts, nieces and cousins. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery at Lexington, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Milward Funeral Directors of Lexington, Ky. In honor of his grandsons, the Mr. Stafford requested contributions be made to the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, 162 N. Ashland Ave., Lexington, KY 40502. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Mar.09 2005

   
STAMBAUGH, Ray
1918-2005
Died: Saturday, March 19, 2005
Age: 86
JOHNSON COUNTY – Ray Stambaugh, 86, of Sitka, died Saturday, March 19, 2005 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born May 2, 1918, he was a son of the late Samuel and Rebecca Lemaster Stambaugh. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include a sister, Imogene Stambaugh Brown of Sitka. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial was in the Meade Branch Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.25 2005

    
TACKETT, Emma Jean (VanHoose)
1929-2005
 Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Emma Jean Tackett, 75, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Friday, March 25 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Tackett was born June 5, 1929 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Millard and Emma Ratliff Vanhoose. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John F. Tackett; two sons, Frank and Richard Tackett. Surviving are one son, Manuel Tackett of Oil Springs, Ky.; one brother, Mitchell Vanhoose of Urbana, Ohio; five sisters, Margie Ward of Thealka, Ky., Kathern Wilcox of Louisa, Ky., Virgie Picklesimer of Woodstock, Ohio, Edna and Irene Castel, both of Urbana, Ohio; three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Hubert Slone, with burial in the Robinson Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.30 2005

   
TACKETT, Wanda Lee (Conley)
1946-2005
Died: Saturday, March 05, 2005
Age: 58
JOHNSON COUNTY — Wanda Lee Conley Tackett, 58, of East Point, died Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 17, 1946, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ollie and Lydia Conley. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Tackett. Survivors include her husband, Wade Tackett of East Point; three sons, Wade Tackett Jr., Brian Tackett of Meally, and David Tackett of Inez; two daughters, Pamula Tackett of Paintsville, and Tessie Tackett of East Point; a brother, Raymond Conley of Finley, Ohio; four sisters, Irene Rendrick of Willowood, Ohio, Lyda Belle, Eunice Robinson and Mildred; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 8 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Tackett Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
THOMPSON, Ellner (Oaks)
1922-2005
Died: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Age: 82
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ellner Thompson, 82, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, March 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 12, 1922, in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of the late Jerry and Amanda Oaks. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Thompson; a son, Harold Thompson; three brothers, Walter Oaks, Wilson Oaks, and Cal Oaks; three sisters, Florence White, Viola Robinson, and Ethel Thompson. Survivors include three sons, Morris Thompson and Horace Grant Thompson, both of Salyersville, and Alfred Thompson of Erie, Penn.; three sisters, Ora Lee Thompson and Brenda Thompson, both of Salyersville, and Ethel Smith of Jackson; a brother, Arthur Oaks of Jackson; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in Stray Branch Cemetery, Jackson, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
TURNER, Donald Ray
1941-2005
Donald Ray Turner, 63, of Hager Hill, Ky., passed away Tuesday, March 29 2005 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Turner was born August 17, 1941 in Ohio County, Ky., son of the late James and Leona Moore Turner. He was a retired school teacher. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Turner. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn ‘Suzy’ Clay Turner of Hager Hill, Ky.; one brother, James Turner of Lowell, Ind.; one sister, Barbara Turner Hulsey of Hartford, Ky.; one nephew, Philip Turner of Lowell, Ind.; one niece, Stayce Diane Christ of Lowell, Ind. No services were scheduled. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.06 2005

     
VANCE, Palmer Gene Sr.
1932-2005
Died: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Palmer Gene Vance Sr., 73, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at his residence. Born Feb. 18, 1932, in Boyd County, he was a son of the late Henry Lacy and Ella Cottle Vance. He was an automobile salesman and a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Blanton Vance of Oil Springs; and two sons, Palmer Gene Vance II of Lexington, and Robert Scott Vance of Winchester. Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
VANHOOSE, Larry
1948-2005
Died: Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Age: 56
JOHNSON COUNTY — Larry VanHoose, 56, of Sitka, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at his residence. Born April 20, 1948, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ray and Josephine Daniels VanHoose. He was a veteran. Survivors include three brothers, James Con VanHoose of London, Ohio, Gary Lee VanHoose of Sitka, and Carey VanHoose of Tallahassee, Fla.; and five sisters, Emma Sue VanHoose of Pickerton, Ohio, Wanda Mae Blanton and Shirley Osborne, both of Sitka, Leatrice Miller of Grove City, Ohio, and Jewell Johnson of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Sunday, March 6, at Kerrs Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with James Kelly Caudill, Ellis Hamilton, and Paul Meade officiating. Burial was in Daniels Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
WALLIN, Thelma (Kelly)
Died: Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Age: 88
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Thelma Wallin, 88, of Martha, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born July 9, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Millard D. and Mary Elizabeth Kelley. She was a store clerk with B&J Market. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Wallin, in 1993; and a son, Bob Wallin. Survivors include a son, James Marvin Wallin; two sisters, Genoa Burgoyne of Louisa, and Janet Shaidt of Anaheim, Calif.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with John Frank Meade, Lindsey Meade, and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Lyons Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


     
WILBURN, James C.
1931-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherhold Chapel, in Gallipolis, Ohio, for James C. Wilburn, 72, of Gallipolis, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, March 26. Mr. Wilburn was born December 24, 1931 in Harlan, Ky., son of the late David and Mossie Mitchell Wilburn, and later a stepfather, Alfred Botts. He was a welder with the Gavin Power Plant, a miner, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Harlan, Ky. Surviving are his wife, Leigh Williams Wilburn of Gallipolis, Ohio; one daughter, Sandy (Bill) McCreedy of Gallipolis, Ohio; one step-son, Dana Lyons of Paintsville, Ky.; one half-brother, Paul Botts of Wynyard Saskatchewan, Canada; three step-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Larry Drummond, with burial following in the Dixon Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home of Gallipolis, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.30 2005

 


APRIL - 2005
   
 
 
 
BAILEY, Anna Lee
1922-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anna Lee Bailey, 82, of Keaton, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard. Born July 22, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Erie Mae Ferguson Bailey. She was a receptionist with a hospital pharmacy. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include a sister, Della Jean Ferguson of Keaton. Graveside funeral services were Friday, April 29, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BAILEY, Dean
1926-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dean Bailey, 79, of Johnson County, died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 12, 1926, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Sam and Maudie Allen Bailey. He was a railroad worker. Survivors include his wife, Olive O'Banion Bailey of Johnson County; five sons, Clifford and Dean Bailey of Oil Springs, Kelly Bailey of Van Lear, Sammy Bailey of Indiana, and Benny Bailey of West Van Lear; six daughters, Mollie Williams, Josie Wireman, Annie Bailey and Loretta Reynolds, all of Indiana, Maudie Bailey of Hueysville, and Pearl Moore of Wittensville; one sister, Bertha Clemens of Indiana; twenty-one grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 13, at Van Lear Baptist Church with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial will be in Wells-Salyers Cemetery, Hager Hill, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
BALDWIN, Charles Anthony
1986-2005
Died: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Age: 18
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Anthony Baldwin, 18, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005 at his residence. Born Oct. 16, 1986, in Johnson County, he was a son of Charles Darrell and Shirley Thompson Baldwin. He was a student. Additional survivors include a sister, Christina Ann Baldwin of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Sunday, April 17, at Old Little Paint United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Doug Ward, Larry Salyers, Rutherford Blair, and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BLAIR, Burns K. Jr.
2005
Burns K. Blair Jr., age 84 of Englewood, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Grace Brethren Village Nursing Home. He was born in Van Lear, Kentucky. He retired from Chrysler-Airtemp in 1981. Burns was a veteran of WWII having proudle served in the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gene A. and Alice Blair of Dayton ; grandchildren , Michelle Blair, Larry E. Blair, Deborah Vergo and the mother of his children, Thelma Blair.  He was preceded in death by his second wife, May Blair ; son, Larry B. Blair ; parents, Burns K. and Nell Blair and brother ; Elwayne Blair. The family would like to thank everyone at Grace Brethern Village for the kind and loving care provided to Mr. Blair. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Kindred Funeral Home , 400 Union Blvd. , Englewood. Interment will follow the service at Shiloh Park Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

  
BLAIR, Otto
1932-2005
Otto Blair, 73, of Springfield died Saturday, April 30, 2005 in the Ohio Masonic Home. He was born March 24, 1932 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Lonnie and Doris ( Taylor ) Blair. Otto retired as a truck driver and will always be remembered as a family man and loving and caring husband and father. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Delores ( Hayslett ) Blair ; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gina and Jeff Sanders and Sheila and Chris Zeman , all of Springfield ; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ellis and Wanda Blair, Frank and Connie Blair, all of Springfield and Danny Blair of Georgetown, Kentucky ; three very special children, Meredith, Conner and Sidney ; several nieces and nephews ; three special caregivers, Berryann Sanders, Olivia Sanders, and Jackie Shaw. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, Bill, and Scotty Blair. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2005 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon with Reverend John Long officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Alzeheimers Association, Clark County Chapter, 620 South Burnett Road, Springfield, Ohio 45505. Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

   
BLANTON, Hattie (O’Bryan)
1923-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, April 25, 11 a.m. at the Candy Run United Baptist Church for Hattie O’Bryan Blanton, 81, of Lucasville, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, April 21 at the Minford Retirement Center. Mrs. Blanton was born December 25, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Elder James Millard and Virgie Emily May O’Bryan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Blanton; three brothers, Ervin Kenneth, Thurman, and James Marcus O’Bryan; one sister, Pearl O’Bryan; three half- sisters, Goldie and Daisy Blair, and Dixie Osborne. She was a member of the Candy Run United Baptist Church and a former assistant cook with the Northwest School District. Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Sue (Ronald) Bender of Columbus, Ohio, and Linda (Robert) Hall of Lucasville, Ohio; three sons, James R. (Carol) Blanton and Elder Paul Marion (Carolyn) Blanton, both of Greenfield, Ohio, and Elder Larry K. (Delena) Blanton of Lucasville, Ohio; one sister, Myrle Preston of Paintsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Elders David Thompson, John Daniels and Arvil Murray Jr., with burial in the Scioto Burial Park at Lucasville, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home of Lucasville, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 4 2005

    
BLANTON, Marvin
1930-2005        
JOHNSON COUNTY — Marvin Blanton, 74, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, April 30. Born Dec. 3, 1930, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late William and Ida Mae Williams Blanton. He was a welder and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Marvin Lee Blanton. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Huff Blanton of Hager Hill; a son, James Blanton of East Point; two step-sons, Ronnie Lee Spears of Hager Hill, and Keith Spears of West Van Lear; a step-daughter, Sandra Blevins of West Van Lear; a brother, William Blanton, Jr., of New Mexico; and a sister, Betty Ruth Pennington of Ashland, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gene Payne officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BLANTON, Nora (Bragg)
1913-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Nora Blanton, 92, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Huber Heights. Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Summer County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Mack and Josie Sears Bragg. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Blanton. Survivors include two sons, Richard D. "Rick" Blanton of Paintsville, and Adron L. Blanton of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Christine Wells, and Thelma J. Beam, both of Dayton; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
BLEVINS, Jimmy
1960-2005
Jimmy Blevins, 44, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2005  at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 12, 1960, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late James and Fannie Mae Burchett Blevins. He was a block mason with Crossroads Masonry. Survivors include his wife, Rosie Music Blevins of Lowmansville; a son, James "Cody" Blevins at home; a daughter, Brittany Reshae Blevins at home; paternal grandmother, Arizona Blevins of Paintsville; five brothers, David Blevins of Boons Camp, Mike Blevins of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Ronnie Blevins, Tony Blevins, and Robert Blevins, all of Ulysses; and two sisters, Tammy Cavins of Ulysses, and Barbara Howard of Louisa. Funeral services were Sunday, April 17, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Willie Gene Hayes and Jimmy VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Blevins Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BOOTH, Josephine (Wallen)
1923-2005
Josephine Booth, 81, of Springfield, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 10, 2005 in Good Shepherd Village. She was born in White House, Kentucky on May 15, 1923, the daughter of Isom and Gracie ( Vanhhoose ) Wallen. Josephine was a member of Beatty Free Will Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arlen Booth ; two brothers and one sister. Her survivors include one brother Phillip Wallen of Urbana ; five sisters Irretta Justice, Lydia Meek, Delores Burr Hurt, Ernestine Barry Aldridge, and Doris Calvert , all of Springfield ; several nieces and nephews. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home with Rev. Paul Calvert and Rev. John Wallace officiating. Friends and family may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

   
BRANHAM, Elizabeth (Preston)
1922-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elizabeth Branham, 82, of Boons Camp, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 25, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ballard and Martha Walters Preston. She was a member of Old Friendship United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Branham, in 1982. Survivors include five sons, Phillip Branham of Chapmansville, W.Va., Randall Branham and Gary Branham, both of Boons Camp, Steve Branham of Paintsville, and Keith Branham of Flat Gap; a daughter, Linda Bolden of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Evelyn Daniels of Chapmansville; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 9, at Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Flem Arrowood and Shade Lee Walters officiating. Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BURCHETT, Susie Ellen (Dotson)
1919-2005
Died: Monday, April 11, 2005
Age: 86
FLOYD COUNTY — Susie Ellen Dotson Burchett, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 11, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 1, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lee Wells Dotson. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Stewart "Rabbitt" Burchett; a brother, Lewis Dotson; and two sisters, Audrey Arnett and Hazel Arnett. Survivors include a brother, Orville Dotson of Prestonsburg; and a sister, Mable Honeycutt of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Thursday, April 14, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with clergyman Dennis Love officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CASTLE, Jay Castle
1920-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jay Castle, 85, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at his residence. Born March 26, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Bascom and Nancy Jean Arrowood Castle. He was a coal miner and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Walters Castle of Tutor Key; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 12, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Terry Preston, Charles Price, and Paul Price officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CAUDILL, Neva Imogene "Granny" (Lemaster)
1923-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Neva Imogene "Granny" Caudill, 81, of Paintsville, died Saturday, April 2, 2005 in Lexington. Born May 17, 1923, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lep and Flotella Wheeler Lemaster. She was a farmer, a cook, and a member of Old Hood United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Caudill, in 1994. Survivors include four sons, Danny Caudill of Stanville, Johnny Caudill of Paintsville, Palmer Caudill of Greenfield, Ohio, and Jackie Caudill of Urbana, Ohio; a daughter, Wilma Eldridge of Paintsville; a sister, Wilma Jane Tackett of Sitka; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 5, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Billy Howard and Clarence Mathis officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.06 2005

   
CASTLE, Douglas Fairbanks
1927-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, March 14, 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Paris, Ky., for Douglas Fairbanks Castle, 77, of Paris, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 10 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Castle was born April 19, 1927 in Thealka, Ky., son of the late Craig and George Ann Puckett Castle. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, former mayor of Paris, Ky., and a retired commercial representative for South Central Bell Telephone. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Evans Castle of Paris, Ky.; three sons, Douglas Lee (Damie) Castle of Winchester, Ky., Kem Evans Castle (Donna Schultz) and Max Christian Castle, both of Paris, Ky.; one sister, Lillie Fitch of Springfield, Ohio; one granddaughter, Kristal Castle of Winchester, Ky. The service was officiated by the Rev. Chris Patterson, with interment in the Paris Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home of Paris, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.15 2005

  
CHANDLER, Carl
1927-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Carl Chandler, 77, of Isom, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Hazard Nursing Home, Hazard. Born May 9, 1927, he was a son of the late Jayson and Virgie Daniel Chandler. He was retired from the grocery business and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Francis L. Chandler, in 1998. Survivors include Carla Lynn Chandler Caudill of Whitesburg; a brother, Russell Chandler of Hager Hill; a sister, Loretta Jewell Parker of Fairbourne, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, April 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
COLLINS, Adam
1984-2005
Died: Saturday, April 16, 2005
Age: 20
JOHNSON COUNTY — Adam Collins, 20, of Salyersville, died Saturday, April 16, at his residence. Born June 5, 1984, he was a son of Jerry Collins and Tammy Gullett Howard. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Theda Gullett, and Reevonie Howard; and paternal grandfather, Oscar Collins. Additional survivors include his stepfather, Ranzel Howard; stepmother, Patty Collins; paternal grandmother, Yeardley Collins; maternal grandfather, Sam Gullett; two brothers, Larry Neil Collins and Jonathon Glen Collins, both of Salyersville; two step-brothers, Ranzel Howard, and Shanon Howard, both of Salyersville; a sister, Angel Howard of Salyersville; and two step-sisters, Sarah Beth Nickell of Salyersville, and Carla Castle of Paintsville. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with James Collins and Jim Howard officiating. Burial was in Conley-Kazee Cemetery, State Road, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.20 2005

     
COLLINS, Marion Jr.
1925-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Marion Collins Jr., 79, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 8, 2005 at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. Born Sept. 6, 1925, he was a son of the late Marion Collins Sr. and Effie Bowen. He was preceeded in death by a daughter, Janie Kennard. Survivors include his wife, Eva Mollette Collins; a son, Clifford Collins of Crum, W.Va.; a stepson, Grover Meek Jr.; six daughters, Patricia Collins of Nippa, Barbara Meade of Thealka, Malinda Salmons of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Maudie Bryan of Florence, S.C., Junnie Davis of Staffordsville, and Judy Bocook of Paintsville; two step-daughters, Precilla Shelton of Pontiac, Mich., and Wanda Meek Smith of Waterford, Mich.; two sisters, Georgine Branham of Boons Camp and Pearl Meek Holbrook of Paintsville; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 11, at Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville Chapel. Big Sandy News

   
COMPTON, Irene (Little)
1920-2005
Died: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Age: 84
JOHNSON COUNTY — Irene Little Compton, 84, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 5, 1920, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Ellis and Gracie Tackett Little. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Paul Compton, in 1996. Survivors include a son, Paul Compton of Lexington; two daughters, Pamela Compton of Paintsville, and Tammy Compton of River; three brothers, Raymond Little of Piketon, Ohio, Bobby Little of Newberry, Fla., and Ellis Little Jr. of Pikeville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A private family service was held Saturday, April 16, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery, Pikeville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
DAVIS, Harold Leslie Sr.
1924-2005
Died: Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Age: 80
BOYD COUNTY — Harold Leslie Davis Sr., 80, of Ashland, died Tuesday, April 5, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 22, 1924, at Meally, he was a son of the late George W. and Verlie Fitzpatrick Davis. He was a W.W.II veteran 1st class boatman's mate with the 58th Taskforce from 1943 to 1946, serving on the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hornet, the most decorated ship in the South Pacific. He also retired after 30 years as an A-1 iron pourer with Armco Steel's Ashland Foundry. He was also preceded in death by former wife, Barbara Rodman Davis; and a brother, Howard Davis. Survivors include a daughter, Robin Leslie Underwood of Paintsville; a son, Harold Leslie Davis, Jr., of Ashland; three sisters, Beatrice Borders, Betty Rice, and Christina Davis, all of Paintsville; a brother, George W. Davis, Jr. of Ashland; and three grandchildren. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to time of services at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Caniff Funeral Home, Westwood, with Rev. Kenneth Klaiber officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Paintsville, under direction of Caniff Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
HAYSLETT, Otto E.
1943-2005
Otto E. " Bud " Hayslett, 62 of Springfiled, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Friday morning, April 15, 2005 in his residence. He was born in Wittensville, Kentucky on January 28, 1943 to Luther and Josie Hayslett. He had been employed as a machinist for Eagle Tool for 33 years and is a United States Marine Corp. Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy C.; three sons and spouse, Otto E. Jr., Joseph C. and Shawn ( Joleen ) Hayslett, all of Springfield ; four grandchildren, Mark A., Luther F., Seth C. and Corey J. Hayslett, all of Springfield ; a special nephew, Jacob Dellapina of Michigan ; five sisters and spouses, Ruby ( Chester ) Witten of Sitka, Kentucky, Malta Vargo of Flat Gap, Kentucky, Phyliss ( Phil ) Conley of Oil Springs, Kentucky, Janet ( Paul ) Griener of Paintsville, Kentucky and Delores ( Otto ) Blair of Springfield, Ohio ; a sister-in-law, Bonnie ( Dan ) Gunter of Eli zabethtown, Kentucky ; a brother-in-law, Charles Sellman of Springfield, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug and Paul Hayslett and two sisters, Barbara Blair and Rena Jones. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday in the Conroy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
HENRY, Virginia ‘Ginny’ Marsh
1935-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2:30, at the First United Methodist Church in Clermont, Fla., for Virginia “Ginny” Marsh Henry, 69, of Clermont, Fla., formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, April 28. Mrs. Henry was born June 27, 1935 in Ashland, Ky., daughter of the late Lee and Dorothy Geiger Marsh. She was a 1953 graduate of Paintsville High School, and a Clermont city councilwoman for one term. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Williams Brown. Surviving are her husband, Roger Henry; one daughter, Mary (Chris) Kibbe; two sons, Robert Williams and Steve (Johnna) Williams; three brothers, Robert L. Marsh of Paintsville, Ky., Franklin H. Marsh of Clermont, Fla., and Lawrence B. Marsh of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Janet Trimble of Paintsville, Ky.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Henry’s memory to the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 443, Minneola, FL 34755, or Hospice of Lake and Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Rd., Tavares FL 32778-9660. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 4 2005

   
HOLLAND, Mollie (Manuel)
1915-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Mollie Manuel Holland, 90, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 16, 1915, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Mander and Geneva Arless Manuel. She was a homemaker and of the United Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Holland; four sons, Clifford Holland, Paul Holland, Saul Holland, and Sammuel Holland; a daughter, Geneva Prater; four brothers, Brice Manuel, Ford Manuel, Edward Manuel, and Paul Manuel; and three sisters, Audrey Adams, Mary Adams, and Pauline Manuel. Survivors include two sons, Clayton Holland of Prestonsburg, and Cletus Holland of Warsaw, Ind.; a brother, Sam Manuel of Prestonsburg; a sister, Lucy Prater of Warsaw; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial will be in Holbrook Cemetery, Middle Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Friends may call all day Friday, April 29, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News

   
KEEL, Bobby
1944-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bobby Keel, 60, of Van Lear, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 17, 1944, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Kermit and Lucy Vires Keel. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Keel. Survivors include a son, Timothy Keel of Paducah; a daughter, Tammy Keel of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Herman and Merman Keel, both of Defiance, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Slone of Van Lear and Judy Meade of Defiance; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3, at Van Lear Enterprize Baptist Church, with Roger Hill and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial was in Keel Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Big Sandy News

   
LEMASTER, Gladys (Keaton)
1929-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gladys Lemaster, 75, of Paintsville, died Thursday, April 28, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Relief, she was a daughter of the late Sanford Lee and Mary Esta Fyffe Keaton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Lemaster, Jr. Survivors include three sons, Robert Leon Lemaster of Springfield, Ohio, Donald Paul Lemaster of Flatgap, and James Sanford Lemaster of Chillicothe, Ohio; four daughters, Linda Carol Burchett and Brenda Gale Hamilton, both of Springfield, Mary Louise Fyffe and Erie Frances Lemaster, both of Flatgap; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 2, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Paul E. Keaton, Harold Keaton, and James Adams officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
LYONS, Stacy
1963-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Stacy Lyon, 41, of Salyersville, died Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born Dec. 20, 1963, at Paintsville, he was a son of Samuel and Sylvia Ward Lyon. He was self-employed. He was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Lyon. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Lora Hullett Lyon of Salyersville; a son, Alex Lyon of Salyersville; a daughter, Stasha Lyon of Salyersville; a step-son, Laken Hall of Salyersville; four brothers, Samuel Lyon Jr., Scott Lyon, both of Salyersville, and Stewart Lyon of West Liberty; and three sisters, Shelley Jenkins and Sherry Lyon, both of Salyersville, and Sheila Lyon of Frenchburg. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Grant Cantrell and Casey Helton officiating. Burial was in Samuel Lyon Family Cemetery, Coon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.20 2005

    
MARSHALL, Adam Joseph
1945-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Adam Joseph Marshall, 59, of Royalton, died Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 21, 1945, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late George and Bethel Risner Marshall. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Connie Marshall of Royalton; two sons, Brett Marshall of Royalton, and Matthew Marshall of David; a step-son, Adrian Carty of Menifee County; three daughters, Tammy Joseph of Frankfort, Crystal Bailey of Royalton, and Marie Risner of Salyersville; a step-daughter, Bridgette Carty of Royalton; a brother, Dempsy Marshall of Fostoria, Ohio; a sister, Geneva Barnett of Fostoria; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Ervin Allen Jr. and Boone Allen officiating. Burial will be in Bailey-Francis-Marshall Family Cemetery, Puncheon, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.27 2005

     
MCKENZIE, Beulah (Lyon)
1910-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Beulah Lyon McKenzie, 94, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Monday, March 28 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. McKenzie was born September 11, 1910 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Sherman and Lora Wallen Lyon. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray McKenzie. Surviving are two sons, Daren Ray McKenzie of South Point, Ohio, and Jack McKenzie of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Emma Joy Kazee of Ashland, Ky., and Clista M. Pelfrey of Keaton, Ky.; two brothers, Con Lyon of Sitka, Ky., and Kerlin Lyon of Flatwoods, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Harold Salyer, with burial in the Merdia Oliver McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.08 2005

   
MYERS, Avenelle (Penix)
1937-2005
Avenelle Myers, age 67 of Vandalia, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 29, 2005 at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness. She was born November 9, 1937 in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was a member of the Little Friendship Baptist Church in Paintsville, Kentucky. Avenelle was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Truman H. Myers, her mother Hazel Penix of Vandalia, two daughters Janet Darlene and husband Sam Manning of Laura, Ohio and Teresa and husband Tim Cochran of New Carlisle, Ohio ; one son, Thomas ( Chip ) Myers of Vandalia, Ohio ; one sister, Janet Grant of Brookville, Ohio ; three grandchildren, Dawn and husband Matt Baker of Arcanum, Ohio, Michelle Cook  of Laura, Ohio and Jason Thurman of Vandalia, Ohio ; two great-grandchildren, Sam Baker and Ella Baker and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 2, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Miami Valley United Baptist Church on Hyde Road in Fairborn with Rev. Eugene Wells and Rev. Shady Lee Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, Ohio on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
PHELPS, Mary Ellen (Bradley)
1944-2005
Died: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Age: 61
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Ellen Phelps, 61, of Paintsville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 30, 1944, in Stockbridge, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Azil and Pearl Macwitz Bradley. Survivors include a son, Todd Edward Flowers of Thelma; a daughter, Glenda Dawn Phelps of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Donna VanHook of Jackson, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 17, at West Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
RATLIFF, Brenda (VanHoose)
1949-2005
Died: Saturday, April 09, 2005
Age: 55
JOHNSON COUNTY — Brenda Ratliff, 55, of Whitehouse, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1949, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Verlie Wheeler VanHoose, and the late Luther VanHoose. She was a Jehovah Witness, Louisa congregation. Additional survivors include her husband, Burns Ratliff of Whitehouse; two sons, Duane Ratliff of Louisa and Marcus Ratliff of Fredonia, Wis.; five daughters, Lisa Maynard of Columbus, Ohio, Leah Adkins of Westerville, Ohio, Tessa Johnson of Louisa, Kimberlie Blevins of Warfield, and Andrea Ratliff of Whitehouse; two brothers, Roger VanHoose of Offutt, and David VanHoose of River; a sister, Gwen Travis of Hager Hill; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 12, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Dale Lambert officiating. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SHELL, Emma L. (Jones)
1915-2005
Emma L. Shell, 89 of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday, April 3, 2005 in her residence. She was born in Kerz, Kentucky on August 16, 1915, the daughter of Elmer and Flora ( McKenzie ) Jones. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Bonanza, Kentucky and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1031 and was an avid bingo player. Emma was preceded in death by her parents ; her husband Samuel J. Shell ; one son Donald Shell ; three sisters Lavenia Jones, Edith Kestner, and Cova Cantrell ; one brother Ova Jones. Her survivors include one son Phiip Shell of Twenty - Nine Palms, California ; one daughter, Virginia " Carol " Johnson of Ft. Wayne ; two sisters and one brother-in-law Delores and Joseph Varner of Flint, Michigan  and Virginia Salyers of Swartz Creek, Michigan ; five grandchildren ; nine great-grandchildren ; and two honorary sisters Mildred Kestner and Mayme Thompson. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Richards Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home with Rev. Orbie Estep officiating. Friends and family may call one hour prior to services. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions are requested to the American Lung Association. Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

   
SPEARS, Jerry Edward Sr.
1944-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Home for Jerry Edward Spears Jr., 60, of Mansfield, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, April 27. Mr. Spears was born November 30, 1944 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Epp and Louise Jackson Spears.  Surviving are two sons, Jerry Eugene (Michelle) Spears of Piketon, Ohio, and Jerry Edward Spears Jr. of Lexington; three daughters, Kimberly (James) Dollarhide of Wavery, Ohio, Marjorie (Carl II) McFarland of Cardington, Ohio, and Shauntell Spears and her fiancé, Brandon Shepherd of New London, Ohio; several siblings, John Setser of Bellville, Ohio, Velcie (Earl Jr.) Daniels of Alger, Garnet (Curtis) Lehner and Charles (Lucille) Gray, all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Will Spears of Hager Hill, Ky.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by T. J. Waters, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery at Thelma, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Snyder Funeral Homes of Mansfield, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 4 2005

    
SPEARS, Samuel "Bud"
1939-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Samuel "Bud" Spears, 65, of East Point, died Friday, April 29, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 19, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Herber and Nola Webb Spears. Survivors include a brother, Robert Spears of East Point; and a sister, Mary Ward of Jackson, Mich. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Spears Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Big Sandy News

  
STAPLETON, Marion
1923-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, April 15, 11 a.m. at the Grandstaff- Hentgen Funeral Service for Marion Stapleton, 81, of Wabash, Ind., who passed away Wednesday, April 13 at his residence. Mr. Stapleton was born April 17, 1923 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Marion F. Sr. and Mintie Cooper Stapleton. He was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Wabash Alloys. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Conley, three brothers and one sister. Surviving are one son, Willard F. Stapleton of Wabash, Ind.; four daughters, Carolyn (Stanley) Hannah, Eugenia Stapleton, Shirley Stapleton, and Helen Dials, all of Wabash, Ind.; one brother, Andrew Stapleton of Mount Sterling, Ohio; four sisters, Hattie Rice of Tipp City, Ohio, Bessie Spears of Springfield, Ohio, Marie Rice of Hager Hill, Ky., and Grace Spears of Hager Hill, Ky.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Wabash, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash, Ind. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 4 2005

    
STAPLETON, Rosa Lee (Joseph)
1918-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rosa Lee Joseph Stapleton, 86, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, April 19 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Stapleton was born June 14, 1918 in Greenup County, Ky., daughter of the late Ashford and Fanny Owny Joseph. She was past owner of Dairy Queen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Stapleton. Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Crow of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother, Owny Joseph of Ohio. The service will be officiated by Don Barnett, 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.22 2005

    
STEWART, Gene
1925-2005
Died: Thursday, April 21, 2005 Age: 79 JOHNSON COUNTY — Gene Stewart, 79, of Van Lear, died Monday, April 21, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Fleming County, he was a son of the late Carl Russell and Theadosia Ray Stewart. He was a retired civil engineer, a Mason, Shriner and member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Paintsville. Survivors include his wife, Ilene Calhoun Stewart; a son, Jason Stewart of Van Lear; a daughter, Beth Lemaster of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 21, at First Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Larry Blair and James O. Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.22 2005


TACKETT, Gilbert Harrison
1920-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gilbert Harrison Tackett, 85, of Flatwoods, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, April 20 2005 at Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Tackett was born January 14, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Samuel H. and Muriel Gertrude Snow Tackett. He was a C&O Railroad store keeper and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ann Hayes Tackett; one son, Ron Tackett of Louisa, Ky.; three daughters, Anna Brashears of Staffordsville, Ky., Trudy Skaggs of Flatwoods, Ky., and Edna Sumner of Milledgeville, Ga.; one brother, Isadore Tackett of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Isabelle Roberts of Flatwoods, Ky.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Norman Roberts Jr. and Doug Crider, 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.22 2005

   
VANHOOSE, Lincoln
1931-2005
Died: Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Age: 73
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lincoln VanHoose, 73, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 11, 1931, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Archie and Jessie Ratliff VanHoose. He was a machinist and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Janet VanHoose of Oil Springs; a daughter, Charlene Rae Madonia of Lockport, Ill.; a son, David L. VanHoose of Enon, Ohio; two sisters, Zondra Baker of Staffordsville, and Barbara Jean Castle of Enon; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 9, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Wendell Ison and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
WELLMAN, Venus (Rice)
1918-2005
Died: Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Age: 86
BOYD COUNTY — Venus Rice Wellman, 86, of Ashland, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Hospice Care Center. Born Dec. 11, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Wannie Mae Osborne Rice. She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church, Ashland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wellman; a brother, Virgil Rice; and two sisters, Grace Looker and Luticia White. Survivors include a daughter, Paula K. Nichols of Ashland; a son, Tom Wellman of Ashland; four brothers, James Rice of Sabina, Ohio, Wilbur Rice of Sidney, Ohio, Bill C. Rice of Ringgold, Ga., and Charlie Rice of Wittensville; two sisters, Emily Fyffe of Paintsville and Betty Blair of Lawrence County; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 8, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland, with Revs. Bill C. Rice and Harold Cathey officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park under direction of Steen Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
WELLS, Gary Morris
1961-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, May 6, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gary Morris Wells, 43, of Lake City, Fla., who passed away Friday, April 29 at his residence. Mr. Wells was born October 4, 1961 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Morris Wells and Mary Edith May Moore. He was the manager of Floory Supply Company. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Brandon Wells of Lexington, Ky., and Justin Wells of Johnson County, Ky.; one daughter, Ashley Wells of Lake City, Fla.; one sister, Peggy Wells of Lake City, Fla.; and one grandchild. The service was officiated by Tommy Howard and Donald Ray Caudill, with burial following in the Bayes Cemetery at Riceville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 11 2005

    
WHITT, Virgil Steven
1975-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virgil Steven Whitt, 29, of Volga, died Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 30, 1975, in Floyd County, he was a son of Troy Jr. and Lucille Setser Whitt of Tomahawk. He was a telecommunications engineer and a member of the Davisport Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Heather Lynn Whitt; a daughter, Ebony Nichole Whitt of Volga; and a brother, Matthew Whitt of Tomahawk. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 6, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Willie Goble, Alfred Setser and Larry Goble officiating. Burial will be in Setser Cemetery, Tomahawk, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.06 2005

    
WOODS, Lillian L. "Lil" (Tackett)
1929-2005
Died: Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Age: 76
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lillian L. "Lil" Tackett Woods, 76, of Medway, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Broadview Health Care Center, Columbus, Ohio. Born March 20, 1929, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson "T.J." and Nettie Boyd Tackett. She was a beautician. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Woods; and three brothers, Bill Tackett, Floyd Tackett, and Mack Fields. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Brocious of New Albany, Ohio, and Mary E. Hayde of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Harold Tackett of Milton, Ind.; four sisters, Alice Litz of Huntington, W.Va., Dorothy Osborne, and Ruth Marsh, both of Paintsville, and Delores Castle of Wittensville; two grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, April 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News



MAY - 2005

AKERS, Mary Ellen (Lawson)
1951-2005
FLOYD COUNTY
Mary Ellen Akers, 52, of Pikeville, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at her residence. Born June 8, 1951, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Tooty and Mary M. Sanders Lawson. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dwayne Akers; and a son, Timothy D. Sanders. Survivors include two sons, John Sanders and Sherman Sanders, both of Betsy Layne; a brother, Freddie Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 17, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with burial following in Leslie Cemetery, Emma, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
BALDRIDGE, David G.
1953-2005
LAWRENCE COUNTY
David G. Baldridge, 51, of Louisa, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Oct. 23, 1953, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Kelly and Annie Fireball Baldridge. He was the manager of Louisa Long John Silvers, and member of the Lawrence County Board of Education, and Louisa First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Thompson Baldridge of Louisa; a son, David Kelley Baldridge of Louisa; a sister, Ruth Baldridge of Staffordsville; and three brothers, Thomas Baldridge of Prestonsburg, Michael Baldridge of Kent, Ohio, and Benjamin Baldridge of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at First Baptist Church, Louisa, with Rev. Ric Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today, Friday, May 6, at Young Funeral Home.  Big Sandy News

   
BAYES, Helen Levon (Bland)
1928-2005
Helen Levon Bland Bayes, 76, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at her daughter's residence in Staffordsville. Born Sept. 10, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Morris Benjamin and Norma Jean George Bland. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bayes, in 1999; a daughter, Susan Jean Parson; a brother, McKinly Bland; and a sister, Dorothy Bland. Survivors include two daughters, Johnda Lou Castle of Staffordsville, and Mary Jane Dean of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, John E. Bland of Paintsville; two sisters, Josephine B. Reed of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Renavaye Frisby of Staffordsville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.01 2005

   
CHRISTIAN, Linda Sue
1952-2005
Linda Sue Christian, 52, of Thelma, died Monday, May 2, 2005 at her residence. Born Oct. 5, 1952, at McDowell, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Scott L. and Elenore L. Sinett Christian. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, David Scott Dalton of Lawrence County; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Dalton of Thelma and Clarissa L. Stapleton of Hager Hill; a brother, Roger Christian of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Brenda Sue Johnson of Hazard; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, May 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Dalton Cemetery, Yellow Creek, Lawrence County, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
DUNN, Ruth G. (Morris)
1917-2005
Ruth G. Dunn, 88, of Salyersville, died Monday, May 9, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 24, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Mae Gose Morris. She was a homemaker and member of Bear Branch Primitive Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Pierce Brown, Langley Arnett, and Garland Dunn; two daughters, Janice Brown and Joann Brown; and a step-daughter, Ella Mae Reed. Survivors include a son, Morris Arnett of Dover, Del.; a step-son, Marvin Arnett of Dayton, Ohio; four daughters, Mary Lynn Arnett of Dayton, Carol Murray of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joyce Howard of Salyersville, and Langley Kay Bandy of Louisville; three step-daughters, Marie Roberts of Paintsville, Mellovee Stephens of Stearn, and Martha Jean Bryant of Phillipsburg, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Donnie Finch officiating. Burial will be in Gose- Risner Cemetery, Middle Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
FLETCHER, Delbert Van
1918-2005
A memorial service was held Sunday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. at the Ruston Building in West Grove, Pa., for Delbert Van Fletcher, 87, of West Grove, Pa., who passed away Friday, May 20 at Jenners Pond, West Grove, Pa. Mr. Fletcher was born May 10, 1918, son of the late William Delbert and Leo Jane Van Winkle Fletcher. He worked for the DuPont Company as a process manager. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Arrowood, and one brother, Jack Fletcher. Surviving are three daughters, Ellen Russell of Frenchtown, N.J., Jacqueline Fletcher of Stillwater, Okla., and Jane Green of Malvern, Pa.; one granddaughter, Kristen DiNorscia Jellison of Telford, Pa. Arrangements under the direction of the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. of West Grove, Pa. Paintsville Herald Friday May 25 2005

   
GOBLE, Manchie (Robinson)
1902-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 19, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Manchie Goble, 102, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, May 15 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Goble was born December 30, 1902 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Tom and Mintie Goble Robinson. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ben Goble. Surviving are one son, Buddy Goble of Hager Hill, Ky.; two daughters, Allene Alred of Paintsville, Ky., and Amogene Adams of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Amy Titlow of West Van Lear, Ky.; special friends Roger and Geneva Ann Wiley of Paintsville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tim Salyer, with burial in the Goble Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 20 2005

   
HAMPTON, Caleb
1939-2005
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Caleb Hampton, 66, of River, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, May 18 2005  at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Hampton was born February 11, 1939 in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Chester and Thelma Wright Hampton. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Hampton. He was a mining safety director and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Thornsberry Hampton of River, Ky.; two sons, Caleb Rodney (Tami) Hampton of Pikeville, Ky., and Daniel Reese Hampton and his partner Rhonda, of Morehead, Ky.; two daughters, Tammy Hampton (Tim) Carter of Pikeville, Ky., and Elaine Webb (Jim) Kaiser of Lexington, Ky.; four brothers, Clarence Hampton of Newark, Ohio, and Sterling, Mike and Jackie Hampton, all of Pikeville, Ky.; six sisters, Sandy Long of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dinah Brown and Anita Justice, both of Pikeville, Ky., and Patricia Osborne, Ruby Little and Teresa Roberts, all of Virgie, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and best friend, Odell Branham. 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 Friday May 20 2005

  
HARMAN, Linzie Joe
1961-2005
Linzie Joe Harman, 43, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, died Thursday, May 5, 2005 at his residence. Born Oct. 29, 1961, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Paul and Mary Sue Dixon Harman. Survivors include his wife, Marlena Reynolds Harman of Lexington; a son, Joseph Heath Harman of Kingston, Tenn.; three brothers, Charlie Harman of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Timothy Harman of Mt. Gilead, and Garry Harman of St. Paul, Ind.; and a sister, Nannette Robinson of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, May 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Roger Hill and David Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Harman Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
HOWARD, Odie (Page)
1923-2005
Odie Page Howard, 81, of Van Lear, died Monday, May 9, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 26, 1923, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Arlen and Mary McGinnis Page. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Offutt Howard. Survivors include six sons, Offutt Howard Jr. of Red Bush, Marvin Howard of Staffordsville, Delbert Howard of Blanchester, Ohio, Curt, Ronnie and Lonnie Howard, all of Van Lear; four daughters, Betty Daniels of Van Lear, Mary Jane Carpenter, Joyce Murray, and Goldie Daniels, all of Pikeville; and a sister, Lily Stevens of Chesapeake, Ohio Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger Hill and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial will be in Goble Cemetery, Davella, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 11 2005

  
JEWELL, Nancy (Stepp)
1920-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Jewell, 84, of Kissimmee, Fla., who passed away Tuesday, May 10 2005 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Jewell was born June 26, 1920 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Fred and Dicey Muncy Stepp. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Jewell. Surviving are two sons, Richard T. Jewell of Beauty, Ky., and Dennis Jewell of Louisa, Ky.; three daughters, Pauline Nelson of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Christine and Bonnie Jewell, both of Macon, Ga.; one step-son, McKinley “Billy” (Darlene) Jewell; one brother, Milton Stepp of Beauty, Ky.; three sisters, Alice Davis of Beauty, Ky., Molly Hinkle of Inez, Ky. and Tina Deitchel of Columbus, Ohio.; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, five step-great- grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Johnny Stapleton, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 25 2005


LYONS, James Robert
1942-2005
James Robert Lyons, 62, of Offutt, died Thursday, May 5. Born May 24, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Bert and Margie Ward Lyons. He was a retired insurance agent with American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy Mitchell Lyons. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Lewis Lyons of Offutt; three brothers, Charles Arthur Lyons and Lanny Keith Lyons, both of River, and Dennis Ray Lyons of Paintsville; and two sisters, Alberta Buckley of Toledo, Ohio, and Ann Louise Bowers of Kokomo, Ind. Funeral services were Sunday, May 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MCCOART, Bessie (Daniels)
1918-2005
Bessie McCoart, 87, of Van Lear, died Monday, May 9, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 23, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank Daniels and Izora Harless. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Art McCoart. Survivors include five sons, Frank, Dan, John P. and Tony McCoart, all of Van Lear, and Henry McCoart of Wabash, Ind.; three daughters, Jenny Phelps of Hager Hill, and Patty Lee and Angela Burton, both of Van Lear; a brother, Bob Daniels of Van Lear; a sister, Lucille Blanton of Paintsville; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 11, at Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church with Jimmy Price and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 11 2005

    
MOLLETTE, William Thomas
1963-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William Thomas Mollette, 41, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, May 19 2005 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Mollette was born June 5, 1963 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Gene Mollette and the late Etha Barton Mollette. Surviving are his wife, Kathy McKenzie Mollette; one son, Stanley Ratliff of Indiana; one daughter, Tiffany Davis of Clarksville, Ohio; one brother, Eddie Eugene Mollette of Boons Camp, Ky.; one sister, Carol Mollette of Salyersville, Ky.; and three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jim McKenzie, with burial in the McKenzie Cemetery at Stambaugh, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 25 2005

 
PATRICK, Pauline (Rice)
1924-2005
Pauline Rice Patrick, 81, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born March 31, 1924, at Oil Springs, she was a daughter of the late Smith and Stella Long Rice. She was employed with the American Red Cross until her retirement. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Rice, Frank Rice, and Elwood Rice; and a sister, Venus White. Survivors include her husband, Smith "Bub" Patrick of Salyersville; two sons, Mike Patrick and Durwood Patrick, both of Salyersville; a daughter, Brenda Kay Damron of Gainesville, Fla.; a brother, Arnold Rice of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 20, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial will be in Owens Cemetery, Oakley, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PETRIE, Shelby J. (Newsome)
1946-2005
Shelby J. Petrie, 58, of Paris, formerly of Lovely, died Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Bourbon Community Hospital, Paris. Born Oct. 2, 1946, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Kathleen Newsome. She was a bookkeeper and member of Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Michael Shannon Petrie; a son, Curtis Shannon Petrie of Mayslick; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Petrie OBrien of Jefferson, Ind.; a brother, Mose Edwin Newsome of Lovely; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 11, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Warfield Chapel. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Buck Branch, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 11 2005

   
PHELPS, Mary Ellen Hill Skaggs Phelps
1920-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Ellen Hill Skaggs Phelps, 85, who passed away Tuesday, May 31 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Phelps was born March 29, 1920 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Forest and Laura Bell Williams Hill. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Hilman Skaggs; her second husband, John Phelps; and a daughter, Bonita Mertins. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Elders Ellis Hamilton and Paul E. Keaton, with burial following in the Skaggs Cemetery at Red Bush, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.03 2005

   
PICKLESIMER, Anita Jo (Conley)
1932-2005
Anita Jo Picklesimer, 72, of Sitka, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born May 16, 1932, at Staffordsville, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Ollie Blanton Conley. She was a retired maintenance administrator with BellSouth, a member of Little Mud Lick Women of the Church of God, and Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include her husband, Kermit Picklesimer of Staffordsville; a son, Rick Picklesimer of Sitka; three daughters, Sherry Hinton of Frankfort, Krista Rodgers of Winchester, and Terri Goble of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Paul Conley of Staffordsville, Norvan Conley of Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Larry Conley of Paintsville; two sisters, Karen Sue Duncan of Columbus, and Sharon Cantrell of Oil Springs; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
PRATER, Morris Edward, age 68, of Nevada, passed away Monday morning at Marion General Hospital. Born in Paintsville, Kentucky on August 28, 1936 to Cecil and Jule (Johnson) Prater he married the former Flora “Ginny” Davis on September 12, 1959 and she preceded him in death in 1999. Morris had been a maintenance mechanic at Central Soya and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his brother; Bob Prater. Surviving are three brothers; Danny (Kathy) Prater of Brunswick, Johnny (Vivian) Prater of Pennsylvania and Harold Prater of Marion, his sister; Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Little of Kentucky, a loving friend; Louise Treadway of Upper Sandusky and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at Noon at the funeral home with Chaplain Daniel Kiger officiating. Burial will follow in the Grand Prairie Cemetery where military honors will be observed by the Marion County Joint Veteran’s Council. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 PM and one hour before the services at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Special Wish Foundation.     Morris Edward Prater (August 28, 1936 - May 16, 2005)



PRESTON, Christine (Fraley)
1931-2005
Christine Fraley Preston, 73, of Boons Camp, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 10, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Hazel Talbert Pack. She was a member of Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Hantison "Sam" Fraley, in 1970 and Walter Preston, in 1999. Survivors include four sons, Johnny Fraley of Macon, Ga., Grover Fraley of Griffin, Ga., Wallace Fraley of Van Lear, and Christopher Fraley of Bradenton, Fla.; four daughters, Connie Adams Hand of Nashville, Mich., Kathy Fraley Tackett of Whitehouse, Jewell Fraley Wallace of Griffin, and Nancy Fraley of Boons Camp; a step-daughter, Emily Preston VanHoose of Paintsville; a brother, Russell Pack of Lexington; a half-sister, Sandra Ferrell of Virginia; 14 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, May 15, at Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
PRESTON, Harold L
1929-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky., for Harold Lloyd Preston, 76, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Monday, May 30 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Preston was born February 13, 1929 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late I.D. and Malta Howell Preston. He served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Marthalene Phelps Preston of Williamsport, Ky.; one son, David Bruce Preston of Versailles, Ky.; two daughters, Martha Sue Greer of Paintsville, Ky., and Cheryl Ann Preston of Hi Hat, Ky.; two brothers, Virgil Preston of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Paul Richard Preston of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; three sisters, Leona Wallen and Betty Wallen, both of Williamsport, Ky., and Patty Swartz of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Dave Flannery, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.01 2005

    
RAMEY, Elzie
1922-2005
Elzie Ramey, age 82, of Ashley died Friday evening, May 20, 2005 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. He was born in Richmond Dale, Ohio on November 2, 1922 to the late Roba F. and Carrie (Lemaster) Ramey. A US Army WW II veteran, he served in the Los Alamos Valley during the development of the atomic bomb. Elzie moved to the Ashley area in 1953 from Flat Gap, Kentucky. He worked for over 30 years for Ranco Controls as a press operator and stockman, retiring in 1986. Pentecostal in faith, he enjoyed the outdoors, ground hog hunting, farming, and vegetable gardening, especially tomato’s and beans. Known as a workaholic, he loved to “tinker”, and his family was his inspiration. He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 56 years: Beatrice “Bobbie” (Bunyard) Ramey, whom he married on April 17, 1949 in Paintsville, KY, Sons: Rick L. (Brenda) Ramey of Delaware, Wendell E. (Barbara) Ramey of Delaware, Daughter: Wanda (Bruce) Strawser of Delaware, Daughter-in-law: Shirley Ramey of Sparta, Grandchildren: Larry L. (Jodi), Shellie (Tom), Bobbie Lou (David), Joshua (Terrie), Jeremy, Crystal, Robyn (Luther), Lyn (Shane), Shawn, Kim, Charles Jr., Michelle (Bruce), Great-grandchildren: Sara, Ashlee, Austin, Luke, Amber, Ashton, Madelyn, Willie, Harley, Tabitha, Nikki, Nathan, and Cheynea, Great-Great Grandson: Bobby, Brothers: Frank (Mary) Ramey of Florida, Elwood (Jewel) Ramey of Flat Gap, KY, John Fred (Judy) Ramey of Flat Gap, KY, Sisters: Neva Mae Sparks of Flat Gap, KY. Preceded in death by Son: Larry Ramey on March 2, 2003, Grandson: Ricky G. Ramey on March 2, 1998, Great-granddaughter: Faith Stephens, Brothers: Elbie & Mayburn Ramey, and Sister: Avonelle Estep. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where a service celebrating the life of Elzie Ramey will be held Tuesday 1:00 p.m., Pastor Chuck Roush officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc. Submitted By: Donnie J. Hazel Nov.13 2013

   
RAMEY, Willis
1939-2005
Willis Ramey, 65, of East Point, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 21, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Walter and Thelma Goble Ramey. He was retired from United Parcel Service and a U. S. Navy veteran. Survivors include a son Brian Kevin Ramey of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Karla Harmon of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Deloris Ramey of East Point, and Anna Younce of River; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


  
RATLIFF, Elmo
1929-2005
Elmo Ratliff, 75, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 11, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John and Roberta Boyd Ratliff. He was a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Greg Ratliff of Allen, Michael Ratliff of Inez, and Mark Ratliff of Boons Camp; a daughter, Gretta Mullins of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Gerald Fyffe, Elmer Harris and Tim Salyers officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

  
RIFE, Stella (Nelson)
1946-2005
Stella Nelson Rife, 59, of Salyersville, died Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 15, 1946, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Lula Brown Nelson. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Rife; a brother, Ashland Nelson; and two sisters, Fannie Bailey and Maggie Wireman. Survivors include a daughter, Janie Moore of Salyersville; two sisters, Ollie Prater of Albian, Mich., and Martha Nelson of Oil Springs; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 4, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Veronica Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Wile Wireman Cemetery, Waldo, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
RIGSBY, Hobert Jr. "Pete"
1956-2005
Hobert "Pete" Rigsby Jr., 49, of Larue, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at his residence. Born May 7, 1956, in Johnson County, he was a son of Nannie Pelfrey Rigsby of Blaine and the late Hobert Rigsby. He was a quality manager with J. Lenco Inc., in Larue. He was also preceded in death by a son, Logan D. Rigsby; and brother, Roger Rigsby.  Survivors include his wife, Connie Groden Rigsby of Larue; a son, Larry D. Rigsby of Larue; two daughters, Leslie D. Risgby and Lindsay D. Rigsby, both of Larue; two brothers, David Rigsby and Michael Rigsby, both of Kentucky; and four sisters, Linda Lewis and Brenda Lewis both of Marion, Ohio, Judy Mason of Cardington, Ohio, and Laura Keeton of Kentucky. Funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Kentucky. Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News

    
SALYERS, Leneva (Fletcher) (Howes)
1921-2005
Leneva Fletcher Howes Salyers, 84, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 11, 1921, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley and Parriot Penix Fletcher. She was a homemaker and member of Salyersville Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Henry Howes and Henry Salyer; two sons, Darrell Dean Howes and Ronald Howes; five brothers, Sherman Fletcher, Lonnie Fletcher, Jim Fletcher, Linnie Fletcher, and Binnie Fletcher; and two sisters, Anna Lee Fletcher, and Lillie Bailey. Survivors include four sons, Arnold Howes, Luster Ray Howes, Henry Eugene Howes and Dale Edward Salyer; two sisters, Myrtle Cole Hughes and Mildred Lemaster, both of Salyersville; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ron Thacker officiating. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery, Guncreek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SCOTT, Hank
1967-2005
 Funeral services were held Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Hank Scott, 37, of Carey, Ohio, formerly of Swamp Branch, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, May 18 2005 at his residence. Mr. Scott was born November 28, 1967 in Clark County, Ohio, son of Charlotte May Miller and the late Hebern Scott Jr. He was a welder. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Scott, and one sister, Beverly Lynn Scott. Surviving are two sons, Hank Kyle and Bradley Lance Scott, both of Oil Springs, Ky.; and three brothers, Robbie Scott of Swamp Branch, Ky., Bobby Scott of Salyersville, Ky., and Randy Corey May of Carey, Ohio. The service was officiated by Herb Arms, 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 May 25 2005

   
SCOTT, Willie (Bill)
1929-2005
Willie (Bill) Scott, 75, of Pilgrim, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 30, 1929, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Estee Scott. He worked in construction. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Manford Scott; and three sisters, Caldonia Scott, Dina Young and Inis Taylor. Survivors include three sons, Timmy, Randy and Brucie Jarrell, all of Ohio; three daughters, Angela Marie McCoy of Pilgrim, Linda Webber of Indiana and Glenda Dixon of Inez; a brother, James Harvey Scott of Inez; a sister, Alice Blackburn of Inez; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 27, at Martin County Community Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Mullins and Timmy McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Pilgrim, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News

   
SNIDER, Earl Jr.
1949-2005
Earl Jr. Snider, 55, of Cedarville, died Sunday May 15, 2005 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was born Sept. 20, 1949 in Paintsville, Ky, the son of the late Earl and Alka (James) Snider. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Wilson) Snider. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the North Cemetery in Cedarville. There will be no visitation. The Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is serving the family. Highland Co Times Gazette Highland Co OH Submitted By: Ann Davis Jan 2010

   
SPARKS, Dorsel
1916-2005
Dorsel Sparks, 89, of Offutt, died Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 2, 1916, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John and Julia Ward Sparks. He was an instructor with Mayo Technical School and an U.S. Army and Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Butcher Sparks, in 1996. Survivors include a son, John G. Sparks of Offutt; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were Monday, May 30, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Gene Castle and Don Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.01 2005

   
SPURGEON, Warnie
2005
Warnie Spurgeon, of Hager Hill, died Monday, May 30, 2005 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was a son of the late John Spurgeon and the late Montanna Hall Spurgeon Henley. He was a retired electrician, coal miner, member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 5899, and member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Spurgeon and Denvil Spurgeon; and two sisters, Loretta Gilliam and Maxine Ratliff. Survivors include his wife, Madge Reynolds Spurgeon; two daughters, Annette Ward of Banner and Sandra Spurgeon-Tinker of Lexington; a brother, Elmer Henley of Applegate, Mich.; five sisters, Opal Young and Joyce McCain, both of Marion, Ohio, Geanette Thacker of Youngstown, Ohio, Sue Thomas of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Ann Miller of Wyandotte, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 1, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price officiating. Entombment was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.03 2005

   
STAFFORD, Charles M.
1926-2005
Charles M. Stafford, 78, of Wilmington, Ohio, died Sunday, May 1 2005. Born Dec. 22, 1926, at Oil Springs, he was a son of the late Charles and Edith Connelley Stafford. He was a retired principal of Clinton Massie High School, a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wilmington and a U.S. Army WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Avinell West Stafford. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Bass of Yardley, Penn., and Julie Brubaker of New Albany, Ohio; a sister, Mary Radcliffe of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 4, at the Presbyterian Church of Wilmington with Rev. David F. Judd officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, Wilmington. Big Sandy News

   
STAMBAUGH, Malta (Osborne)
1912-2005
Malta Stambaugh, 92, of Stambaugh, died Friday, May 27, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 7, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Andy and Louise Riley Osborne. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ferrett Stambaugh, in 1966; four brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services were Monday, May 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.03 2005

 
SUBLETT, James ‘Pawnee’
1924-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James “Pawnee” Sublett, 80, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Thursday, May 19 2005 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Sublett was born November 21, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Dallas and Jane Osborne Sub- lett. He was a self-employed salesman. Surviving are his wife, Wanetta Horne Sublett of Sitka, Ky.; four sons, Robert Neal Sublett of Ashland, Ky., Calvin Keith Sublett of Pikeville, Ky., Paul Douglas Sublett of Sitka, Ky., and Michael Dwayne Sublett of Flat Gap, Ky.; three sisters, Judith Gail Holbrook of Paintsville, Ky., Joan Sublett of Tuttle, Okla., and Penny Burchett of Sitka, Ky.; two siblings, Billie Meade of Paintsville, Ky., and Dora Rothwell of Ashland, Ky.; and 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffords- ville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 25 2005

   
VARGO, Louis
1915-2005
Louis Vargo, 89, of Whitehouse, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born July 8, 1915, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., he was a son of the late Michael and Julie Misky Vargo. He was a Jehovah Witness. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Etta Mae Price Vargo, in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Billie Workman of Whitehouse; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 13, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness with Ron Ward officiating. Burial will be in Vargo Cemetery, Patrick, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

  
WEST, Nancy K. ‘Bobo’ West
1921-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. at the Boyd Funeral Home in Marion, Ohio, for Nancy K. “Bobo” West, 84, of Marion, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, May 31 2005 at her residence. Mrs. West was born March 13, 1921 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Fred and Francis Sublett Baldwin. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward West; three brothers, William, George and Buster Baldwin; and three sisters, Mabel Spears, Tib Bradley, and Desi Endicott. Surviving are two daughters, Vicki (Odell “Chick”) Hall of Marion, Ohio, and Karen (Don) Terzo of Lily, Ky.; two brothers, Robert Baldwin of Carey, Ohio, and Fredrick Baldwin of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Enola Mae Webb of West Van Lear, Ky., and Irene Zwollee of Marion, Ohio; and six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Riley Powell, with burial following in the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Boyd Funeral Home of Marion, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.03 2005


WILEY, Tony
1955-2005
Tony Wiley, 50, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 13, 1955, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Paul and Ella Mae Prater Wiley. He was a truck driver. Survivors include two daughters, Toni Michelle Jarvis of Inez, and Tracy Lynn Lee of Martin; four brothers, Burl Wiley of Williamsport, Roger Wiley of Paintsville, Bobby Wiley of Van Lear, and Larry Wiley of Martin; and three sisters, Judy Vaughn of Columbus, Ohio, Phyllis Daniel of Williamsport, and Kathy Adams of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Sunday, May 15, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with J.M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
WILLIAMS, Rouie (Hill)
1912-2005
Rouie Williams, 92, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 14, 1912, at Morgan, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Williams Hill. She was co-owner of Williams Photography Shop of Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Shelby B. Williams. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Auxier of Paintsville; three sisters, Lena Salyers of Newport Richie, Fla., Fern Kelly of Dayton, Ohio, and Doris Oldfield of Mize; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 28, at First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Blair and Elder Jerry Brown officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Redbush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.01 2005




JUNE - 2005

ALLEY, Hazel (Travis)
1923-2005
Hazel Travis Brooks Alley died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in Boyd County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91. She was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Johnathon and Sally Vanhoose Travis. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Howard Brooks and Joe Alley; three brothers; and two sisters. She was a long-time member of the Hyland Heights Baptist Church, was a Kentucky colonel and was a homemaker. Hazel is survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steen Funeral Home- Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.

   
Bailey, James Raymond Sr.
1943-2005
James Raymond Bailey Sr., 61, of Urbana, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005 from an unfortunate accident while he was doing his favorite pasttime, riding Doc. He was born on July 12, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of John and Sissie (Colvin) Bailey. He married Sharon M. Gragg on September 22, 1962 in Jackson, Ohio. He was employed with International-Navistar for over 42 years. Jim was also the owner of Bailey`s Rainbow Stable. Over the years he owned Tennessee Walkers, Missouri Fox Trotters and Spotted Jack Mules. He was a member of the Horseman Association. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed coon hunting. Jim loved all animals and truly loved his dog, Sue.  Jim is survived by his wife, Sharon ; one daughter, LaVonna F. (Jeff) Graves of Cable ; two sons, Rick (Charlotte) Bailey of Urbana and Danny (Candy) Bailey of Botkins ; one brother, Vernon Bailey of Mechanicsburg ; three sisters, Fern Williams of Springfield, Drixel Gillian of Chillicothe and Mary Lou Cantrell of Kentucky ; 12 grandchildren, Steve, Summer, Brooke, Brittany, Kaylee, Hannah, Alyssa, Aaron, Austin, Tristan, Taylor and Gregg and severl nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by brothers, Herschel and Charles and sisters, Akice and LaVern. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Collins officiating. Burial will be Jenkins Chapel. July 3, 2005 Springfield, Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
CALLAHAN, Martha (Hollon)
2005
Martha Hollon Callahan, 51, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Wolfe County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Juanita Patton Hollon. She was a home caregiver and member of Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Glenville Callahan of Van Lear; a brother, E.C. Hollon of Pine Ridge; and two sisters, Linda Sue Hollon Teague of Campton, and Mary Hollon Johnson of Russell Springs. Funeral services were Friday, June 10, at Porter and Son Funeral Directors, Campton, with Bro. Larry Shoemaker officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Creech Rd., Pine Ridge, under direction of Porter and Son Funeral Directors. Big Sandy News

  
CASTLE, Alfair (Smith)
1932-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, 1 p.m. at the Meally Free Will Baptist Church for Alfair Castle, 73, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 1 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Castle was born January 19, 1932 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late James and Margaret Laney Smith. She was a homemaker. Surviving are four sons, Richard Eugene (Ivory) Castle of Paintsville, Ky., James Henry (Beth) Castle of Stambaugh, Ky., and Gary Lee (Pam) Castle and Michael Dean (Angie) Castle, both of Thealka, Ky.; one daughter, Patricia Ann (Roger) Fannin; one brother, Ben Smith of East Point, Ky.; two sisters, Marie Tackett of Paintsville, Ky., and Ruth Reed of Nippa, Ky.; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Larry Smith, Clarence Lemaster and Greg Coleman, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the directions of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.08 2005

 
CRISLIP, Paris Franklin
1923-2005
Paris Franklin Crislip, age 82 of Kettering, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Hospice of Dayton. Frank was born January 22, 1923 in Volga, Kentucky, the son of William and Plura Crislip. He proudly served our country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Frank is survived by his children, Glenda Thomas, Douglas Crislip, and Edward Crislip ; sisters, Nova Craft and Jean Clark ; grandchildren, Kelly Thomas, Audrey Crislip, and Ashley Crislip ; special thanks to the  Hospice of Dayton for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Hospice of Dayton. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CRUM, Virginia Ann Crum
1949-2005
Virginia Ann Crum, 55, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, June 4, 2005 at her residence. Born Aug. 28, 1949, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Jenny Dixon Stapleton. She was a member of Boons Camp Church of God. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Robert Paul Kestner, in 1991, and Elmer Crum, in 2001. Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee Kestner of Hager Hill and James Melvin Crum of Boons Camp; a brother, Joseph Stapleton of Ohio; four sisters, Elsie Maye Tackett of Paintsville, Ida Fairman of Hager Hill, and Maxine Stepp and Hermalee Sisco, both of Paintsville; and one grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7, at Boons Camp Church of God with Eddie Stepp officiating. Burial was in Crum Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.08 2005

    
DANIELS, Bobby Dean
1937-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Bobby Dean Daniels, 67, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Friday, June 24 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Daniels was born July 22, 1937 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Irvin and Minnie McKenzie Daniels. He was a disabled coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Nora Houston Daniels of Hager Hill, Ky.; two sons, Bobby Daniels Jr. and Ervin Daniels, both of Hager Hill, Ky.; one sister, Ann Trimble of Sarasota, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Cody and Angelia Daniels. The service was officiated by Donnie Patrick and Paul Daniels, 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 Jul.06 2005

    
DANIELS, Elsie Ann
1945-2005
Elsie Ann Daniels, 60, of Whitehouse, died Monday, June 27, 2005 at her residence. Born Jan. 20, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Beecher and Rose Adams Daniels. She was a dietician with Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Survivors include a sister, Dora Lawson of Whitehouse. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, July 1, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Conley, Hobart Meek and James Robert VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Daniels Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
FANNIN, Arthur
1929-2005
Arthur Fannin, 76, of Meally, died Monday, June 6, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 14, 1929, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late George W. and Matilda Burchwell Fannin. He was a carpenter and a U.S. Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Verna Waller Fannin of Meally; five sons, Arthur I. Fannin of Lexington, Jessie K. Fannin, William B. Fannin, Mark A. Fannin, and Christopher Scott Fannin, all of Meally; six daughters, Josie Fannin VanHoose of Paintsville, Tammy Lynn Fannin and Margie Lewis Fannin, both of Meally, Sharon Ann Fannin McConnald of Wyoming, Linda Jean Wheeler of Louisville, and Patricia Ann Beech of Lexington; two brothers, Eugene Fannin of Prestonsburg, and Estill Fannin of Van Lear; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Auxier Chapter of DAV will conduct military services. Burial will be in Gethsesemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.08 2005

   
FANNIN, Wayne
1959-2005
Wayne Fannin, 45, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at his residence. Born June 25, 1959, in Johnson County, he was a son of Margaret Hatfield Fannin Price and the late Marvin Fannin. He was a plumber. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Fannin Jr. Additional survivors include his wife, Christy Lynn Fannin of Paintsville; a son, Justin Wayne Fannin of Tipp City, Ohio; a stepson, Ian Toth; a daughter, Jamie Fannin of Tipp City; two stepdaughters, Tassa Toth and Stefanie Toth, both of Paintsville; seven brothers, Kenneth Ray Fannin of Van Lear, Roger Dean Fannin and Brian Fannin, both of Thealka, Scotty Fannin of Little Rock, Ark., Randall Fannin of Hager Hill, Curtis Fannin of Prestonsburg, and Benjamin Fannin of Boons Camp; and two sisters, Dorothy Hayden and Martha Coleman, both of Van Lear. Funeral services were Sunday, June 26, at Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
FYFFE, Larry
1946-2005
Larry Fyffe, 59, of McAlpin, Fla., died Saturday, June 18 2005. Born March 21, 1946, in Johnson County, he was a son of Faye Thomas Fyffe and the late Leslie Fyffe. He was a carpenter. Additional survivors include his wife, Janet Wheeler Fyffe of McAlpin; two sons, Steve Fyffe of Hager Hill, and Larry Fyffe of Loganville, Ga.; four daughters, Pam Butcher of Sitka, Patricia Stambaugh of Paintsville, Dorothy Arms of West Van Lear, and April Fyffe of Lexington; eight sisters, Kathleen Hamilton of Wadsworth, Ohio, Gloria Fyffe and Carolyn Pelphrey, both of Citrus Spring, Fla., Betty McBride of Rockbridge, Ohio, Deloris Lavender of Live Oak, Fla., Phyllis Bryant and Charlotte Kitchen, both of Paintsville, and Marilyn Stambaugh of Sitka; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 21, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Salyer officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.22 2005

   
FYFFE, Loy Darwin
1932-2005
Loy Darwin Fyffe, 72, of Blaine, died Tuesday, June 14 2005. Born Dec. 17, 1932, at Keaton, he was a son of Dixie Williams Fyffe and the late Shelby Fyffe. He was a member of Maranatha Bible Church, Webbville. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Betty Vanover Fyffe of Blaine; a son, Loy D. Fyffe II of Blaine; four daughters, Pamela Greene of Mazie, Patricia Price of Offutt, Paula Sparks of Grayson and Renae Fyffe of Blaine; a brother, Jesse Fyffe of Webbville; a sister, Jean Butler of Springfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 17, at Maranatha Bible Church with Revs. Jesse Fyffe and Steve Owen officiating. Burial will be in Maranatha Bible Church Cemetery, Webbville, under direction of Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.17 2005

    
HALL, Sandra (Stambaugh)
1952-2005
Sandra Hall, 52, of Hidden Valley Road, Staffordsville, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at her residence. Born Dec. 16, 1952, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Lifes and Bonnie Stambaugh of Nippa. She was a domestic worker. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Raymond Hall of Staffordsville; two sons, David and Steven Hall, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; three brothers, Floyd and James Vanhoose, both of Nippa, and Danny Vanhoose of Inez; and a sister, Carolyn Vanhoose of Lexington. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville with Frank Hall officiating. Burial will be in W.R. Castle Memorial Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.17 2005

   
HOLBROOK, Fred L.
1926-2005
Fred L. Holbrook, 79, of Springfield, Tenn., died Monday, June 13, 2005 at his residence. Born May 3, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John F. and Lillie Smith Holbrook. He was employed with the city of Upper Arlington. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bill Holbrook. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Skaggs Holbrook of Springfield; three sons, Fred Holbrook Jr. of Springfield, James Holbrook and Chris Holbrook, both of Columbus, Ohio; five daughters, Esta Long of Kent, Ohio, Peggy Bundy of Whitehouse, Tenn., Penny Holbrook of S. Bloomingville, Ohio, Char Tower of Columbus, and Kathy Williams of Galloway, Ohio; four brothers, James Holbrook, Clayton Holbrook, and Jessie Holbrook, all of Red Bush, and Otto Holbrook of Flat Gap; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, June 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Family Cemetery, Elna, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HONEYCUTT, Fannie (Hayden)
1916-2005
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Fannie Honeycutt, 88, of Wabash, Ind., formerly of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Wabash County Hospital in Wabash, Ind. Mrs. Honeycutt was born September 15, 1916 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Ballard and Sarah Webb Hayden. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Elmon Honeycutt. Surviving are one son, George (Nadine) Honeycutt Jr. of Wittensville, Ky.; one daughter, Shelby (Emil) Harris of Lagro, Ind.; two brothers, Howard Hayden of Wabash, Ind., and Ernest Hayden of Palestine, Ind.; three sisters, Gladys Blair of Centerville, Ohio, Helen Wilcox of West Van Lear, Ky., and Thelma Helton of Huber Heights, Ohio; and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Roger Hill and Kenny Collins, 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 Jun.03 2005

    
ISAAC, Larry
1957-2005
Larry Isaac, 47, of Wheelwright, died Monday, June 6, 2005 at Lincolnton, N.C. Born July 2, 1957, at Paintsville, he was a son of Lee Jr. and Carrie Johnson Isaac. He was a disabled factory worker for a textile company and member of Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro. Additional survivors include four daughters, Ashley Lynn Isaac, Amanda Gwynn Isaac, Kayla Alexandria Isaac and Sarah Rose Isaac, all of North Carolina; a twin brother, Gary Isaac of Wheelwright; two sisters, Linda Sue King of Camron and Wanda Lou Isaac of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, Bypro, with Louis Ferrari, John Allen, Jake Tackett and Bobby Isaac officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.08 2005

   
JONES, David
1937-2005
David Jones, 67, of Flat Gap, died Monday, June 13, 2005 at his residence. Born July 12, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late David and Delissie Vanhoose Jones. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Boshers Jones, in 2000. Survivors include two sons, Franklin Dean Jones and Billy Ray Jones, both of Flat Gap; two daughters, Mary Ann Music and Tammy Lynn Jones, both of Flat Gap; three brothers, Hollie Jones of Sitka, Rawlie Jones of Prestonsburg, and Leslie Jones of New Mexico; four sisters, Pollie Castle of Ohio, Mollie Phoenix and Opal Adkins, both of Indiana, and Newmie Campbell of Sitka; 21 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, June 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with T. C. Cantrell and Paul Castle officiating. Burial was in Jones Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
JUSTICE, Phyllis Jean (Pigg)
1933-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Phyllis Jean Pigg Justice, 71, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, June 30 2005 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Justice was born August 21, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Willie “Bill” and Maudie Price Pigg. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy “Wink” Justice. Surviving are one son, Paul Justice of Paintsville, Ky., and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jack Ward, 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.06 2005

   
KESTNER, Harold
1911-2005
Harold Kestner, 94, of Inez, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonburg. Born May 25, 1911, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Gracie Wheeler Kestner. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Margie Ratliff Kestner; four sons, Ashley Kestner of West Van Lear, Harold Thomas Kestner and Gary Cochran, both of Hager Hill, and Moses Kestner of Meally; seven daughters, Naywatha Honeycutt and Pam Adams, both of Paintsville, Valeeta Lemaster of Hager Hill, Juanita Banks of West Van Lear, Julia Moore of Louisa, Patricia Reffett of Georgetown, Ind. and Elaine Wilkinson of Lexington; a sister, Dixie Conley of Hager Hill; 33 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, June 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jim McKenzie and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial will be in Kestner Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.17 2005


LANEY, Barbara Jean (Litteral)
1959-2005
Barbara Jean Litteral Laney, 45, of West Van Lear, died Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Lexington. Born Aug. 15, 1959, in Franklin County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late James Litteral and Flora Belle Stapleton Rowland. She was a cook with Carl D. Perkins Rehab Center and member of Light of Christ Church. Survivors include her husband, Hobert Laney of West Van Lear; two sons, Todd Davis of Paintsville, and Bobby Laney of West Van Lear; two step-sons, Jason Laney of Whitehouse, and Steve Laney of Somerset; three brothers, Tommy Litteral of Paintsville, and James Litteral and Harold Litteral, both of Flat Gap; two sisters, Marica Litteral of Flat Gap, and Joyce Meek of Michigan; a step-sister, Sara Stapleton of Sitka; and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 14, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.17 2005

  
MEADOWS, Katherine (Christian)
1915-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 3, 2 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Katherine Meadows, 89, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 29 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Meadows was born October 9, 1915 in Ashland, Ky., daughter of the late Joseph Allen and Lillie Bell McKenzie Christian. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Meadows. Surviving are five daughters, Mary Ruth Melvin and Barbara Ann Meadows, both of Wittensville, Ky.; Roberta Jewell Long of Springfield, Ohio, Virginia Rose Tackett of Staffordsville, Ky., and Anita Jane Gullett of Thelma, Ky.; two sons, Clarence Allen Meadows, Wittensville, Ky., and Edward Milton Meadows of Nippa, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. James Kelly Caudill, Charles Slone and Brad Meadows, with burial in the Meadows Cemetery at Wittensville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.06 2005

PATTON, Marcus
1912-2005
Marcus Patton, 92, of Paintsville, died Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Veterans Center, Hazard. Born Oct. 18, 1912, in Knott County, he was a son of the late William and Alice Slone Patton. He was a grocery merchant. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Shepherd Patton of Paintsville; a son, Danny Ray Patton of Nicholasville; two daughters, Brenda Patton Hicks of Cool Ridge, W.Va., and Sue Patton Tharp of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 29, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PELFREY, William H. Pelfrey
1916-2005
William H. Pelfrey, 88, of Keaton, died Saturday, June 4, 2005 at his residence. Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Morgan County, he was a son of the late Forest Lee and Rindie Cox Pelfrey. Survivors include his wife, Clista McKenzie Pelfrey of Keaton; four daughters, Hilary Griffiths of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Beverly Estep and Marcia Sumpter, both of Keaton, and Margaret Banks of Flat Gap; two brothers, John Pelfrey of Martha and Forest Pelfrey of Staffordsville; four sisters, Nanny Rigsby of Blaine, Gladys Wells of Hartford, Thelma Evans and Betty Wheeler, both of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home of Paintsville with Tim Salyers and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in M.O. McKenzie Cemetery, Flat Gap, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.08 2005

  
PRICE, John L.
1918-2005
PRICE, John L. Age 86, of Kettering, passed away Friday, June 3, 2005 at the Kettering Medical Center. John was born on Nov. 11, 1918 in Paintsville, KY to Russell and Addie (Melvin) Price. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. John retired after 30 years with N.C.R. and drove the bus for the Kettering Senior Citizens for 5 years. He was a member of Alpha Lodge #729 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Belmont Chapter O.E.S. #555, and the V.F.W. #927 He is survived by his wife of 60 years Margaret; son John R. Price and his wife Wanda of Atlanta, GA. Friends may call from 4-8:00 p.m. Wed., June 8, 2005 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave., with the O.E.S. service 7:30 p.m. and Masonic Blue Lodge service 7:45 p.m. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Thurs., June 9, 2005 at the funeral home. Rev. Edward A. Puff officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospitals or Hospice of Dayton.

   
RAMEY, Wendell E.
1950-2005
Wendell E. Ramey, 55, of Delaware, Ohio, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at his residence. Born Jan. 15, 1950, at Paintsville, he was a son of Beatrice "Bobbie" Bunyard Ramey of Ashley, Ohio, and the late Elzie Ramey. He attended Buckeye Valley High School and was retired from Caloric/Glenwood Corp.; Plaza Pontiac; and Ranco Controls, Inc.; a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and life member of AMVets Post 102. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ricky G. Ramey, in 2003. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Barbara J. Selby Ramey of Delaware; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Andrews of Delaware; a son Charles R. Kitchen Jr. of Delaware; a brother, Rick L. Ramey of Delaware; a sister, Wanda Strawser of Delaware; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, with Pastor Chuck Roush officiating. Military honors were provided by Delaware County Veterans Association. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery under direction of DeVore- Snyder Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
REFFETT, Frank Virgil
1920-2005
Frank Virgil Reffett, 84, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville. Born Aug. 8, 1920, at Pyramid, he was a son of the late Harrison and Rebecca Compton Reffett. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Mae Click Reffett; a brother, Sanford Reffett; and two sisters, Tina Hicks and Vicie Ward. Survivors include a son, Virgil David Reffett of Auxier; a brother, Doug Reffett of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 29, at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News

   
RICE, Ernestine (Howard)
1914-2005
Ernestine Rice, 90, of Oil Springs, died Monday, June 27, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 3, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Josephus and Bess Howard. She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Johnson County School System. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Rice. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Layton of Oil Springs; a son, Phillip Rice of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Pearl Marsh of Ashland and Vivian Conley of Staffordsville; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Oil Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oil Springs United Methodist Church by contacting the funeral home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News

   
ROWE, Hargis Jr.
1927-2005
Hargis Rowe, Jr., 78, of Hager Hill, died Friday, June 24, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 22, 1927, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Hargis and Laura Watkins Rowe. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Violet Jones Rowe; a son, Phillip Rowe; and a granddaughter, Ambrett Rowe. Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Dysert of Hager Hill; three sisters, Betty Mann and Dorothy Huff, both of Alger, Ohio, and Marge Gartside of Lima, Ohio; a brother, Stratton Minix of Alger; and two grandchildren, Kerri Salyer of Louisville and Landon Rowe of Inez. Funeral services were Monday, June 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John M. Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
ROWLAND, Virgil
1914-2005
Virgil Rowland, 90, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 17, 1914 in Whitehouse, Kentucky, a son of the late Proctor Armstrong and Mary Fannin Rowland. He was also precedded in death by his wife, Oma Robinson Rowland on March 27, 1984 : and six sisters, Ethel brown, Virgie Butcher, Margaret Sparks, Delores Smith, Mae daniels and Elva Lewis. He was a U.S. Army veteran as a private first class during World War II. He retired as a park attendant with Armco Steel with more than twenty years of service, was a charter member and active in the building of Second Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon, Sunday School teacher and board member. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Glenda and husband Virgil Bullion, Pam Lewis, Harvey Ratliff, Donna and husband Jamie Willis and Roger daniels, all of Ashland, Linda (Sutphin) Jim Adkins of Milton, West Virginia and Charles Daniels Jr. of Florida and several great-nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2005 at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Randy Scaggs and the Rev. Cline McAllister. Burial will be Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, June 22, 2005 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Freewill Baptist Church, 2121 29th St., Ashland, Kentucky  411 01. Published June 22, 2005 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
SIMPSON, Francis (Dawson)
1917-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 2, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Francis Dawson Simpson, 87, of Springfield, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, June 30 2005 at the Masonic Home. Mrs. Simpson was born July 1, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Albert and Hattie Price Dawson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Simpson; one son, Roy Roger Simpson; and three brothers and three sisters. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Harold) Fitch and Ernestine (Paul) Jerrell, both of Springfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Larry Blair and Richard Williams, 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 Jul.06 2005

    
SMALLWOOD, Freda May
1925-2005
Freda May Smallwood, 80, went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2005. Born January 20, 1925 in Paintsville, Kentucky. Freda, having retired from Atlas Linen was preceded in death by her husband Milfred Smallwood and her mother Vincie Sanford. A loving person and a pillar of strength to her family and friends, Freda will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her days were filled with kind deeds, always helping somebody. Freda enjoyed bingo and would take friends with her to bingo or give them a ride home. Freda had a special place in her heart for everyone she met. Her old friends were her gold and her new friends were her silver. Freda`s beautiful yard, so full of flowers was a source of pride to her and the neighborhood. Freda`s extensive bear collection made her house a pleasant place to visit for coffee and cake. Friends may call Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston A ve. Freda will be put to rest next to her mother following a service Friday 1 p.m. at the chapel in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, Kentucky, Johnson Co.,Ky. Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

   
SPENCER, Frank Lewis
1926-2005
Frank Lewis Spencer, age 79, of Slate Run Road, Lucasville, Ohio, loving husband, father, brother, and PaPaw, went to be with the Lord , 7:05 P.M., Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Edgewood Manor of Lucasville, Ohio. He was born May 10, 1926 in Paintsville, Kentucky, a son of the late Jesse McKinley Spencer and Eliza Jan Puckett Spencer. On January 9, 1945 he was united in marriage to Effie Riffe Spencer who preceded him in death, April 23, 1978. Surviving are one son, Joe Spencer of Lucasville, Ohio, Sue Sloat and husband Lloyd of Okeechobee, Florida, Frances Spencer and husband James of Oak Hill, Ohio, Marie Miller and husband Bobby of Cyclonw, West Virginia, Mary Hobbs and husband Larry of Lucasville, Ohio, Virginia " Ginny " Paynter and husband Reid of Cyclone, West Virginia, and Peggy Jenkins and husband Marion of Lucasville, Ohio ; thirty-one grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren, two brothers, Arnold Spencer and wife Annie of Beaver, Ohio and Paul Spencer and wife Carmelita of Lucasville, Ohio, two sisters Rosie Jane Colley and husband Don of Lucasville, Ohio and Olive Evely n Crabtree Blair and husband Lester of Lucasville, Ohio and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Devon Paynter and David Campbell , two brothers, John Elmer Spencer and Arie Hershel Spencer, and two sisters, Alta Grace Collins and Gladys Cline. Frank was a member of the McDermott Freewill Baptist Church and his membership has been transferred to Heaven. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday at the McDermott Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Craddock Frye and Rev. Jim Dummitt officiating. Burial will follow in Big Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Botkin Funeral Home in Otway, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Submitted by: Connie Spurlock         

  
SPRADLIN, Dimple ‘Dee’ A. (Porter)
1946-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, June 10, 10 a.m. at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home in New Carlisle, Ohio, for Dimple “Dee” A. Spradlin, 58, of New Carlisle, Ohio, who passed away Monday, June 6, 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Spradlin was born November 16, 1946 in Van Lear, Ky., daughter of the late Eddie and Augie Wells Porter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Spradlin, three brothers, and two sisters. Surviving are four sons, James D. Spradlin of New Carlisle, Ohio, Jeffery (Alysha) Spradlin of Xenia, Ohio, Mark (Karin) Spradlin of Piqua, Ohio, and David (Kimi) Spradlin of Tipp City, Ohio; eight sisters, Bessie, Brenda, Connie, Dorthy, Julie, Martha, Nellie and Mary Ruth, all of Johnson County, Ky.; three brothers, Danny, Eddie Jr., and Johnny, all of Johnson County, Ky.; and four grandchildren. Burial was in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home of New Carlisle, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.22 2005


TACKETT, Joseph
1982-2005
Joseph Tackett, 22, of Hinesville, Ga., died Saturday, June 23, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. Born Sept. 22, 1982, in Johnson County, he was a son of Wendell and Kathy Fraley Tackett. He was in the Army branch of the military. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Stephanie Bryan Tackett; a brother, Samuel Francis Tackett of Shelbyville; and a sister, Kathy Michelle Spencer of Whitehouse. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Tackett Family Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Harold Conley officiating. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call Saturday, July 2, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Johnson County Middle School gymnasium. Big Sandy News

   
TACKETT, William Reece
1939-2005
William Reece Tackett, 65, of Stanville, died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 4, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Herschel and Ethel Frazier Tackett. He was a maintenance worker. Survivors include three sons, William Tackett of Auxier, Reese Tackett of Staffordsville, and Herschel Tackett of Thealka; three step-sons, Buddy Osborne of Paintsville, John Osborne of Van Lear, and James Robinette of Salyersville; two daughters, Anna Hunt of Stanville and Darlene Mollette of Auxier; three step- daughters, Tammy Burchett of Stambaugh, Ethel Estepp of Mud Creek, and Cathy Winters of Michigan; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Virgil Hunt, Jack Hunt, and Mark Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.22 2005

 
VANHOOSE, Dixie Fay (Preston)
1919-2005
Dixie Fay Preston Vanhoose, 85, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 5, 1919, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late J. Langley and Dollie Dixon Preston. She was owner/operator of Jenny's Childrens Apparel, a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church and Van Lear Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Clifford Earl Vanhoose of Paintsville; a son, David Earl Vanhoose of Flat Gap; two daughters, Cathy Kay Daniel of Wittensville, and Sharon Susan McDaniel of London; four sisters, Iva Bailey and Mary Lusk, both of Ashland, Herma Lee Lemaster of Lexington, and Erie Brown of Wittensville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, June 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.22 2005

    
WARD, Laura Bell (Preston)
1917-2005
Laura Bell Ward, 87, of Meally, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Bascom and Effie Hickman Preston. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Apperson Ward. Survivors include four sons, B.C. Ward and Carlie Ward, both of Meally, Delmas Ward of West Van Lear, and Dennis Ward of Chillicothe, Ohio; three sisters, Tennie Kirk of Carlton, Ohio, Elsie Kirk of Gahanna, Ohio, and Maude Cook of Louisa; a brother, John Preston of Milo; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services wil be 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 10, at Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Charles Price, Dewey M. Mullins, and Johnny Mollette officiating. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.08 2005

  
WATSON, Geraldine Marie
1917-2005
Geraldine Marie Watson, 87, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2005 in Henderson, Nev. She was born in Van Lear, Ky., December 19, 1917, daughter of the late Thomas and Grace Vanhoose Watson. She was employed by Western Savings and Loan. Surviving are one brother-in-law, Lynn Burr of Henderson, Nev.; nieces and nephews Linda Findlay, Jeffery L. and Rodney T. Burr, Tracy West, and Amy Kirk; and several great-nieces and -nephews. Arrangements under the direction of the Palm Mortuary of Las Vegas, Nev. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.22 2005

 
WEBB, Enola May (Baldwin)
1912-2005
Enola May Webb, 93, of West Van Lear, died Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Martin. Born May 12, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mary Frances Sublett Baldwin. She was a self-employed merchant and member of Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Otis Webb. Survivors include two brothers, Frederick Baldwin of Paintsville, and Robert Baldwin of Carey, Ohio; and a sister, Irene Zwolle of Marion, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 14, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Harold Conley and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Webb-Spears Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.17 2005

   
WELLS, Charles C. "Hardware Charlie"
1934-2005
Charles C "Hardware Charlie" Wells, 70, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at his residence. Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles J. and Elizabeth Rice Wells. He was the owner of Hardware Charlie Gas Company. Survivors include his wife, Carlos Horn Wells; and a son, Charles B. Wells of Georgetown. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, July 1, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Paints-ville, with Gene Strange officiating and Dennis Dorton presenting the obituary. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, Big Sandy Hospice or Millersburg Military Academy. Big Sandy News


WILLIAMSON, Whipple
1930-2005
Whipple Williamson, 74, of Wittensville, died Friday, June 17, 2005 at St. Marys Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born July 24, 1930, in Pikeville, he was a son of the late Sun and Vina Murphy Williamson. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years with two tours of Vietnam and the Korean Conflict. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Whipple Williamson of Bealeton, Va., and Whipple Willamson of Herndon, Va.; a daughter, Terri Lynne Bishop of Aylett, Va.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Ballard Shepherd officiating. Military honors were conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps. at the grave site. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.22 2005

   
WRIGHT, Janice (Ratliff)
1938-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 4, noon at Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville for Janice Wright, 66, of Stambaugh, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 1 2005 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Wright was born January 14, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Earl and Mattie Ward Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Wright. Surviving are one son, Earl Wright of Stambaugh, Ky.; one daughter, Bonnie St. John of Stambaugh, Ky.; five brothers, Frank Ratliff of Sitka, Ky., Wayne and Clyde Ratliff, both of Paintsville, Ky., Jim Ratliff of Oil Springs, Ky., and Earl Ratliff Jr. of Staffordsville, Ky.; two sisters, Hattie Castle of Paintsville, Ky., and Shirley Kretzer of Winchester, Ky.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Wendell Ison and Richard Williams, with burial following in the Ratliff Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.03 2005



JULY - 2005
   
BARLOW, Goldie E.
1919-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m. at the Grossman Funeral Home of Argos, Ind., for Goldie Barlow, 85, of Argos, Ind., who passed away Saturday, July 16 at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, Ind. Mrs. Barlow was born September 24, 1919 in Lakeville, Ind., daughter of the late Nathan Pletcher and Cleo E. Beam. She was a housewife. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two grandsons. Surviving are her husband, Harold Barlow of Argos, Ind.; two daughters, Priscilla E. Norris of Argos, Ind., and Rosemary A. (William) Ferrill of Rock River, Wyo.; two sons, Gene D. (Alma) Barlow of Argos, Ind., and Donald L. (Kathy) Barlow of Staffordsville, Ky.; four brothers, Russell and Gene (Leona) Pletcher, both of South Bend, Ind., Ralph Pletcher of Niles, Mich., and Willard (Ruth) Pletcher of Argos, Ind.; one sister, Naomi Crow of Plymouth, Ind.; and 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Wayne Mikel and Ralph Pletcher, with burial following in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Argos, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of the Grossman Funeral Home of Argos, Ind. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.20 2005

  
BOWLING, Robert Eugene Sr.
1929-2005
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 27, 1 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky., for Robert Eugene Bowling Sr., 75, of Grayson, Ky., who passed away Sunday, July 24 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Bowling was born July 26, 1929 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late Vernon and Mary Edith Bays Bowling. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Preston, and his step-mother, Irene Bowling. He was a member of the Pactolus United Methodist Church, a Boilermaker with Local #667, and a coal truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Deanna Kay McDavid Bowling of Grayson, Ky.; his step-mother, Mary Wilcox of Stambaugh, Ky.; one son, Robert Bowling Jr. of Grayson, Ky.; three daughters, Debbie (Mike) Johnston of Hitchins, Ky., and Teresa (Pat) Stamper and Crystal (Shawn) Limings, both of Grayson, Ky.; two brothers, Vernon Bowling Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Joseph L. Bowling of Aurora, Mo.; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tom Riffe, John Dean and John Sergent, with burial in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Malone Funeral Home of Grayson, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.29 2005

 
CLARK, Mary Jane Tackett
1922-2005
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2, 2 p.m. at the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church at Oil Springs, Ky., for Mary Jane Tackett Clark, 83, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, July 30 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Clark was born April 19, 1922 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Sherman and Virgie Whitaker Tackett. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clark. Surviving are two daughters, Anna Sue Johnson and Betty Palmer, both of Staffordsville, Ky.; three brothers, Denvil Lee Tackett of Staffordsville, Ky., Lonnie Tackett of Plymouth, Ohio, and Edgar Tackett of West Van Lear, Ky.; two sisters, Cynthia Miller of East Point, Ky., and Roxie Waller of Lackey, Ky.; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Gail Music, with burial in the Clark Family Cemetery on Hurricane Branch at Barnetts Creek, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsvilole Herald Wednesday Aug.03 2005

 
COLLINS, Dianna Lee
1958-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 10 a.m. at the Jerry Spears Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio, for Dianna Lee Williams Collins, 47, of Columbus, Ohio, who passed away Friday, July 1 at her home. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents, Anna L. (Blair) Williams, and Floyd and Margaret Williams Jr., and a sister, Mary. Surviving are her husband, Terry L. Collins; three daughters, Laurie (Hisham) Collins-Jenhawi, Barbara Petrey, and Elizabeth R. Collins; two brothers, Phil and Christopher Williams; a niece and a nephew, Rebecca and Patrick Conley; and one granddaughter, Destiny D. Justice. The service will be officiated by Rev. Bill Pavuk, with interment at Sunset Cemetery West Broad St., Galloway, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction on the Jerry Spears Funeral Home of Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.06 2005

 
COLVIN, Manford
1915-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Manford Colvin, 90, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Saturday, July 9 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Colvin was born March 12, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late John Henry and Alice Fairchild Colvin. He was retired from the Williams Wholesale Grocery in Paintsville, Ky., and a member of the Collista Free Will Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Wilson Colvin. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Preston and Pat Colvin, both of Paintsville, Ky., and Linda Archer of East Point, Ky.; one son, Hayry Colvin of East Point, Ky.; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Richard Williams and Tobe Johnson, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

  
CONLEY, Margaret B.
1912-2005
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Margaret B. Conley, 92, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 11 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Conley was born July 13, 1912 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late James and Dora Layne Bowe. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Conley; one brother, James Bowe; one daughter, Joann Conley; and three sisters, Sybil Bowe, Sadie Rayn, and Ann Chadwick. Surviving are two nieces, Dora Gilliam and Cora Allara, both of Williamson, W.Va. The service was officiated by Bobby Isaac, with burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.20 2005

 
COTTLE, James Crawford Jr.
1920-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Crawford Cottle Jr., 84, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Friday, July 15, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Cottle was born December 3, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late James Crawford and Sarah Sparks Cottle. He was a laborer with the Kentucky State Highway Department, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Edward Cottle. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Garland Slone Cottle of Flat Gap, Ky.; two sons, Douglas Ray Cottle of Martha, Ky., and David Richard Cottle of Flat Gap, Ky.; one daughter, Virginia Cottle Thompson of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Prudence Bailey of Flat Gap, Ky.; and nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Chris Baldwin, with burial in the Skaggstown Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.20 2005

  
DANIELS, Arville
1918-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Arville Daniels, 87, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 17 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Daniels was born January 5, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Joshua and Matilda Preston Daniels. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dosha Bolen Daniels. Surviving are one brother, Shilo Daniels of Chapmanville, W.Va.; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Toby Johnson, with burial following in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.15 2005

   
DAVIS, Paul Edward
1950-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 28, 1 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Home Chapel in West Liberty, Ky., for Paul Edward Davis, 54, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 26 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born November 23, 1950 in Cannel City, Ky., son of the late Richmond and Coleen Patrick Davis. He was a salesman, and attended the Little Paint First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Davis of Hager Hill, Ky.; two step-children, Brian (Kristina) Johnson of Paintsville, Ky., and Annie (Casey) Jones of Nippa, Ky.; two sisters, Madonna Bowman and Scottye Wheeling; one brother, Brent Davis; and two step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Mike Frisby and James Allen, with burial in the South Fork Cemetery at Malone, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home of West Liberty, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.29 2005

  
DUTTON, Tony E.
1970-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Tony E. Dutton, 35, of Swamp Branch, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 7 at his residence. Mr. Dutton was born July 2, 1970 in Trenton, Mich., son of Carolyn Simpson Hall and the late Rodney E. Dutton. He was a cable technician for Big Sandy Cable. Surviving are his wife, Stella Jean Reed Dutton of Swamp Branch, Ky.; two daughters, Kurstie and Carlie Dutton, both of Swamp Branch, Ky.; two brothers, Charles Ray Dutton and James Richard Hall, both of Van Lear, Ky.; and one sister, Jeanne Lee Price of Barnetts Creek, Ky. The service was officiated by Denvil Mollette, with burial in the Dutton Family Cemetery on Gnats Creek in Lawrence County, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

  
FAIRCHILD, Ernie
1936-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Ernie Fairchild, 68, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 11 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Fairchild was born September 28, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Jesse and Grace Litton Fairchild. He married Ann Wohlgamuth on July 10, 1956 in Carey, Ohio. He was the retired owner and operator of Ernie’s Lake and Ernie and Karen’s Used Auto Parts. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gilbert, Demis and Hobert Fairchild; and two sisters, Zella and Anna Mae Fairchild. Surviving are his wife, Anna Fairchild of Staffordsville, Ky.; two daughters, Kathie Keaton of West Liberty, Ky., and Karen Stambaugh of Staffordsville, Ky.; three sisters, Shirley Hill, Jean Blanton, and Dollie Pennington, all of Staffordsville, Ky.; six brothers, Jessie, John, Earvan, Ivan, and Willie Fairchild, all of Staffordsville, Ky., and Buford Fairchild of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Clifton Keaton of Florence, Ky., Bryan Keaton of West Liberty, Ky., and Jeffrey and Kara Stambaugh of Staffordsville, Ky.; and one great-grandson, Dylan. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery on Hurricane Branch at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.15 2005

 
FERGUSON, Billy Clifford
1923-2005
Memorial services were held Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m., at the Conklin Reform Church with the Cresent-Lisbon Masonic Lodge, for Billy Clifford Ferguson, 81, of Haines City, Fla., who passed away Thursday, July 28 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Fla. Mr. Ferguson was born December 29, 1923 in Thelma, Ky. He was a retired engineer with Conrail, and he was a fruit grower. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Gillhespy; one son, Donald Lee Ferguson; and one brother, Berlin Jones. Surviving are two daughters, Tommi (Charlie) Stroul of Braselton, Ga., and Paula Ferguson of Edwardsburg, Mich.; two sons, James (Sandra) Ferguson of Comstock Park, Mich., and Bruce Ferguson of Eagle Grove, Iowa; three brothers, Paul Jones of Victoria, Texas, Don Jones of Paintsville, Ky., and Delmar Jones of Versailles, Mo.; two sisters, Phyllis Witt of Versailles, Mo., and Janet Sue Kirkham of Elizabeth, Ind.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment followed the service at McNitt Cemetery at Conklin, Mich. Arrangements under the direction of Oak Ridge Funeral Care of Haines City, Fla. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.05 2005

 
FRANCIS, Patsy E. Patrick
1933-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m. at the Patrick Cemetery for Patsy E. Patrick Francis, 71, who passed away Wednesday, May 18 in Brookville, Fla. Mrs. Francis was born July 18, 1933 in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Ray and Ressie Collinsworth Patrick Mabes. She was a waitress. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Francis. Surviving are three sons, Michael Ferguson of Flat Gap, Ky., Jamie Rice of Ohio, and Timothy Francis of Florida.; two daughters, Jan Branham of Columbus, Ohio, and Sherry Rice of Ohio; one brother, Paul Patrick of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one sister, Tish Osborne of Salyersville, Ky.; and six grandchildren. The service was officiated by Steve Rose. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.20 2005

 
GREER, Judith K.
1948-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 15, noon, at the Little Paint First Church of God for Judith K. Greer, 57, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Greer was born March 2, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Woodrow and Della Jean Ferguson of Keaton, Ky. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Gary Greer of East Point, Ky.; two daughters, Kim (Todd) Conley of Staffordsville, Ky. ,and Lisa (Greg) Hopper of East Point, Ky.; one sister, Jenny Powers of Keaton, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Oliva and Dalton Hopper. The service will be officiated by Pastor Charles Heater and Wayne Burch, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

 
HOLBROOK, Johnny Lee
1958-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 13, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Johnny Lee Holbrook, 47, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Saturday, July 9 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Holbrook was born February 27, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio, son of Ruth Holbrook Stinson and the late Willie Holbrook. He was employed by Sidney Coal in South Williamson, Ky., and was an Army veteran. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Cammy Holbrook of Flat Gap, Ky.; one daughter, Nicole Dawn Holbrook Cordova of Chino, Calif.; two sons, Quinton Holbrook of Stambaugh, Ky., and Jonathan Holbrook of Flat Gap, Ky.; one brother, Paul Holbrook of Flat Gap, Ky.; one sister, Carol Detillion of Chillicothe, Ohio; and one grandson. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Ed Hickman and Joe Scott, with burial in the John Holbrook Memorial Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

  
LEMASTER, Hasten
1903-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, at noon at the Candy Run United Baptist Church for Hasten Lemaster, 101, of Rubyville, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, July 12 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Mr. Lemaster was born November 3, 1903 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late James M. and Laura Blanton Lemaster. He was an employee of the former Empire-Detroit Steel Corporation in New Boston, Ohio, and a member of the Candy Run United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Genoa Farley Lemaster; two sons, Paul Monroe and Robert Eugene Lemaster; four brothers, Beckon, George, Holley and Emery Lemaster; seven sisters, Eula Stapleton, Beulah Reed, June Lemaster, Lilly Howard, Merzie Howard, Mae Lemaster and Madge Lemaster. Surviving are two sons, Billie Jo (Betty) Lemaster of Rarden, Ohio, and Kenneth (Phyllis) Lemaster of Flatwoods, Ky.; five daughters, Geraldine Zornes and Anna Williamson, both of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Lovell Sniff, Laura Frances (Edwin) Benner, and Linnie Marie (Tom) Riggs, all of Rubyville, Ohio; one sister, Mrytle Hitchcock of Ironton, Ohio; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Elders David Thompson, Arvil Murray Jr. and Larry Blanton, with burial following in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home of Minford, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.15 2005

 
MASON, Margaret Kazee
1919-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, August 1, 1 p.m. at the Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, Ky., for Margaret Kazee Mason, 86, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, July 30 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Mason was born February 23, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Edgar P. and Flossie Borders Kazee. She was also preceded in death by her husband, A.P. Mason. Surviving are one daughter, Cassy Mason Preston of Paintsville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Lesley (Todd) Abbott of Ashland, Ky., and Heath (Brandy) Preston of Staffordsville, Ky.; one brother, Robert B. Mason of Houston, Texas; one sister, Pauline Williams of Paintsville, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by John Boyd. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsvilole Herald Wednesday Aug.03 2005

 
PICKLESIMER, Kermit
1926-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, August 1, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Kermit Picklesimer, 78, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Friday, July 29 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Picklesimer was born November 23, 1926 at Farmers, Ky., son of the late Oakley and Mallie Hitchcock Picklesimer. He was a retired miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anita Jo Picklesimer. Surviving are one son, Rick Picklesimer of Sitka, Ky.; three daughters, Sherry Hinton of Frankfort, Ky., Terri Goble of Atlanta, Ga., and Krista Rodgers of Winchester, Ky.; two sisters, Helen Blair of Georgetown, Ky., and Lina Dean of Falmouth, Ky.; four brothers, Custer Picklesimer of Paintsville, Ky., John Picklesimer of Louisa, Ky., Allen Picklesimer of Zanesville, Ohio, and Kent Picklesimer of Flatwoods, Ky.; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Mark VanHoose, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsvilole Herald Wednesday Aug.03 2005

 
REED, James Vonnie Sr.
1930-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Vonnie Reed Sr., 75, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, July 27 at his residence. Mr. Reed was born March 17, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Rev. Hubert and Cora Rowland Davis. He was a retired radiologist. Surviving are his wife, Estella Tackett Reed of Meally, Ky.; two sons, Raymond Reed of Maysville, Ky., and James V. Reed Jr. of Scottsville, Ky.; three daughters, Brenda Allen of Minnie, Ky., Norma Bingham of River, Ky., and Stella Dutton of Swamp Branch, Ky.; three brothers, Delano Davis of Fargo, N.D., Hubert Davis Jr. of Louisville, Ky., and Eugene Davis of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Charlene Rose of Wellington, Ky.; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Denvil Mollette, 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 Aug.05 2005

  
RIGSBY, Charles Alden
1936-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 1 p.m. at the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church for Charles Alden Rigsby, 69, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Friday, July 8, 2005 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Rigsby was born March 8, 1936 in Red Bush, Ky., son of the late Glen and Hazel Ferguson Rigsby. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Sonya Rigsby of Flat Gap, Ky.; one uncle, Odra Skaggs of Flat Gap, Ky.; and several cousins. The service was officiated by the Revs. Paul Preston, Elmer Burchwell, Willard Bailey and Ellis Hamilton, with burial in the Skaggstown Church Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Military gravesite services were conducted by DAV Chapter 18 of Auxier. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

 
SHEARER, Kathleen
1924-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. at the Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home in Richmond, Ky., for Kathleen Shearer, 81, of Richmond, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 7. Mrs. Shearer was born July 1, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Priscilla Greer Johnson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Sherman G. Shearer of Richmond, Ky.; one son, John Wayne (Marsha) Shearer of Richmond, Ky.; two brothers, Charles D. “Bob” (Jeanette) and William Earl “Wid” Johnson, both of Richmond, Ky.; two grandchildren, John Christopher Ian Shearer of Richmond, Ky., and Melissa (Mike) Rogers of Weston, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Kameron, Kory and Kirsi Rogers; and several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Rev. Bill Fort, with burial in the Madison Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home of Richmond, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

 
SHEPHERD, Jeannette
1934-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2 p.m. at the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary North Manchester Chapel for Jeannette Shepherd, 71, of North Manchester, Ind., who passed away Saturday, July 30 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette, Ind. Mrs. Shepherd was born March 16, 1934 in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Alex Whittaker and Parratt Shepherd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Shepherd Sr.; one son, David Shepherd; and two grandchildren. Surviving are six sons, Dewey Jr., Joseph, Herbert, and Klink Shepherd, all of North Manchester, Ind., Jake Shepherd of Servia, Ind., and Steve Shepherd of Howard, Tenn.; seven daughters, Debbie (Floyd) Swindle of Baldwin, Miss., Katie Shepherd of Claypool, Ind., Sadie Shepherd of Silver Lake, Ind., Evelene (Bobbie) Harding of Lutz, Fla., Peggy (Raymond) Myers of Lake Wales, Fla., Brenda Layne of North Manchester, Ind., and Bethel (Wallace) Dingess of Servia, Ind.; one brother, Russell Whitaker of Rensselaer, Ind.; one sister, Betty Ruth McCarty of Salyersville, Ky.; and 19 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. James Rowe, with burial in the Sidney Cemetery at Sidney, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of the DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary of North Manchester, Ind. Paintsvilole Herald Wednesday Aug.03 2005

 
SKAGGS, James Luther Skaggs
1925-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for James Luther Skaggs, 79, of Keaton, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 7 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Skaggs was born July 25, 1925 in Martha, Ky., son of the late Arnold and Margaret Wright Skaggs. He was a retired truck driver with Ashland Oil Company. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Fyffe Skaggs of Keaton, Ky.; two brothers, Morgan Skaggs of Martha, Ky., and Ora Franklin of Owensboro, Ky.; and one sister, Magdelene Tackett of Whitehouse, Ky. The service was officiated by the Revs. Joe T. Keaton and Harold Salyers, with burial in the Skaggs Family Cemetery at Keaton, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005

  
TACKETT, Roy Tackett
1954-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 8, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Tackett, 50, of Lowmansville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. Mr. Tackett was born September 2, 1954 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Richard and Myrtle Marie Lumpkins Tackett. He was a disabled coal truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Versie Mae Castle Tackett of Lowmansville, Ky.; one son, Troy Tackett of Riceville, Ky.; two daughters, Ruthie Marie Spears of Riceville, Ky., and Neoma Faye Tackett of Denver, Ky.; three brothers, Ed Tackett of Louisa, Ky., Harold Tackett of Keaton, Ky., and Jimmy Tackett of Staffordsville, Ky.; two sisters, Janice Francis of East Point, Ky., and Ruth Spencer of Hager Hill, Ky.; and six grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Doug Kestner, 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 Friday Jul.08 2005

 
WILLIAMS, Oscar Patton Williams Jr.
1917-2005
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14, 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church for Oscar Patton Williams Jr., 88, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Sunday, July 10 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Williams was born January 18, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Oscar Patton Sr. and Anna Spradlin Williams. He was a retired businessman. He was also preceded in death by one brother, James “Bob” Williams, and two sisters, Lora Mae Van Hoose and Lillian Meade. Surviving are his wife, Mary Thompson Williams of Flat Gap, Ky.; three daughters, Betty Carol Craig of Lexington, Ky., Kay Grevious of Flemingsburg, Ky., and Annette Williams of Flat Gap, Ky.; one brother, John Patton Williams of Versailles, Ky.; one sister, Anna Mary Adams of Lexington, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Don Barnett, with burial in the Williams Family Cemetery at Volga, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.13 2005



AUGUST - 2005

AKERS, Rose Christine (Hardin)
1940-2005
Rose Christine Akers, 64, of Betsy Layne, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 12, 1940, at Stopover, she was a daughter of the late Crawford and Vernie Dotson Hardin. She was a homemaker and member of Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church and lifetime member of D.A.V. Auxiliary. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Akers; two brothers, Alvie and George Hardin; and a sister, Laura Mae Hardin. Survivors include two sons, Nedford Eugene Akers of Betsy Layne and Crawford DeWayne Akers of Flat Gap; two brothers, Hassell Hardin of Bradenton, Fla. and James Lee Hardin of Gadsden, Ala.; two sisters, Emma Carroll of Defiance, Ohio and Mollie Darlene Elswick of Big Rock, Va.; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 26, at Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in Bush Cemetery, Harold, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.24 2005

   
ARROWOOD, Nora (Curtis)
1919-2005
Nora Arrowood, 86, of Arrowood Road, Chillicothe, OH died 6:45 a.m. Sunday, August 14, 2005 at the home of her son, Dean. Nora was born on March 26, 1919 in Paintsville, KY the daughter of the late Charles Curtis and Mallie Lee (King) Curtis.  On November 15, 1939 Nora was united in marriage to Esten Arrowood who preceded her in death on September 1, 1996. Surviving are three sons; Ronald Gene (Judy) Arrowood of Circleville, OH, Harold Marvin (June) Arrowood of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Larry Dean (Kathy) Arrowood of Chillicothe, OH; daughter Judy (Robert) Jones of West Union, OH; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two brothers; William (Mae) Curtis and Donald (Judy) Curtis both of Chillicothe, OH; four sisters; Audrey (Wayne) Rigsby of Jackson, OH, Sarah (James) Dray and Dorothy Rinehart both of Chillicothe, OH and Mary Lou (Lawrence) Wright of Hilliard, OH. Nora was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Gary Arrowood, three brothers Sammie, James and Wayne Curtis and sister Martha Gessells. Nora was a homemaker and attended Mary Chapel Church of Jesus Christ of United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Elder A.C. Murray and Elder John Daniels officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, OH. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

    
ARTHUR, Nevelee (Castle)
1923-2005
Nevelee C. Arthur passed away at the Adena Regional Medical Center on Wednesday August 24, 2005. She was retired from Honeywell Industries located in Green Island, New York after more than 30 years. She was born on August 26, 1923 in White House, Kentucky to George and Minerva Ward Castle. She was prededed in death by her husband, Thomas Lester Arthur, five sisters and one brother. She is survived by one sister, Erie Holstein of London, Ohio, one daughter, Arwilda (Eldon) DeWitt, four granddaughters: Marilyn (Elijah) Cook, Sherry (Rodney) Snively, Eileen (George) Bryant, and Crystal (Randy) Snively; six great grandchildren: John Cook, Jessie Leeth, Andrea McDaniel, Austin Snively, Melody O’Brien and Brittany Bryant, six great great grandchildren: Elizabeth and Courtney Cook, Adrianna, Brayden, and Payzlee McDaniel and Lane Pettit all of Waverly, Ohio area and one great grandson, Gary Newman of Navara, Florida, as well as several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 7:30 P.M. Saturday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Friends and family may call on Saturday from 4:00-9:00 P.M. Burial will be in the Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford, New York. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Pleasant Grove Camelin Hill Community Church 2257 Camelin Hill Rd. Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or the Riverdale Church Youth Group P.O. Box 170 Piketon, Ohio 45661.


  
BAYES, James Michael
1948-2005
Age 57, died on August 21, 2005 in Greeley, Colorado form respiratory failure. Mike was born on July 14, 1948 In Paintsville, Kentucky. he was raised in the Townview neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio and was a graduate of Trotwood/Madison Class of 1967. in 1992 he moved to Huntsville, Texas where he resided for twelve years. He worked as the Operations Manager for the Bayes Achievement Center prior to moving his family to Greeley, Colorado in April 2005. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kimberly Sue Bayes ; his two daughters, Lydia Man Xing Bayes , age nine , and Ellen Chun Hua Bayes, age five. He is also survived by his mother Pauline B. Hill and beloved stepfather Ellis T. Hill of Greeley, Colorado ; his brothers, James Everett Bayes of Dayton, Ohio, Harold Morris Bayes of Paintsville, Kentucky and Mitchell Allen Bayes of Houston, Texas as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. As it was Mike`s wish to be cremated, a memorial service will be held in Paintsville, Kentucky at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the Paintsville Funeral Home, 236 2nd St., Paintsville, Kentucky 41240. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. . Mike will be buried next to his father in the Hamilton Family Cemetery in Keaton, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army in Mike`s name or to the Vietnam Security Police Association who has set up a college fund for the children. Published August 24, 2005  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BLAIR, Morse
1924-2005
Morse " Red " Blair, age 80, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away August 12, 2005 in Hamilton. he was born November 16, 1924 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of Rex and Dora Blair. Mr. Blair was a tool and dye maker with NCR and Ford Motor Co. after 50 years of service retiring in 1991. A hard worker and dedicated husband and father, he was a member of the Lighthouse Fellowship Church and the East Point , Kentucky Masonic Lodge F & A.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Meda Blair ( 1992 ), sisters Martha Shell and Mary VanHoose, and grandchildren Pamela Blair and Joseph Blair. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Anne Blair ; his children, Phyliss Mays of Hamilton and JoAnn ( William ) Knott, both of Hamilton, Trudi Perry and Charles Dean ( Audrey ) Blair, both of Trenton, David Blair and Joe ( Debbie ) Blair, both of Middletown ; grandchildren, Salena Phillips, Billy Joe Elkins, Cheri Marcum, Missy Knott, Deana Frize ll, Missy Wheeler, Cindy Pennington, Michael Perry, Andy Feltner, Chris Feltner, Dusty Knott, Jenny Carter, and Amanda Brumbaugh ; 22 great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter ; brothers Marvin Blair of Warsaw, Indiana, William Rex Blair Jr. of Ashland, Kentucky and Herbert Elroy Blair of West Van Lear, Kentucky ; his sister, Margie Robinette of Van Lear, Kentucky, and a special sister-in-law, Ada Brunch of Cincinnati. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2005 at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Baker- Stevens Funeral Home with Pastor Sonny Hurd officiating. Burial in Woodside Cemetery. Published August 14, 2005 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BLANTON, Bobby "Bob" Blanton
1932-2005
Bobby "Bob" Blanton, 73, of East Point, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 4, 1932, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Claudie and Flossie Reed Blanton. He was a truck driver with Crace Wrecker Service of Paintsville. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Violet Lemaster. Survivors include three daughters, Diana Billiter and Tammy Blanton, both of East Point, and Gail Dale of Stockdale, Ohio; a son, Rick Blanton of Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, Bert Blanton of Paintsville; a sister, Neva Lee Bayes of Flat Gap; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 29, at Pigeon Enterprise Church with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Williams Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.31 2005



BLANTON, Donna (Saylor)
1929-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 6, 9:30 a.m. at the Walter- Schoedinger Funeral Home Home for Donna Blanton, 76, of Urbana, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, August 2 2005 at St. John’s Center in Springfield, Ohio. Mrs. Blanton was born January 2, 1929 in Oil Springs, Ky., daughter of the late Arthur and Virgie (Salyers) Saylor. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Garrett, Grady, Gail, Gurvin, Watha, Lurie, Dixie, Ducie and Agnes. Surviving are her husband, Calvin Blanton of Urbana, Ohio; one son, Jim (Melinda) Blanton of New Carlisle, Ohio; one daughter, Vickie (Larry) Reed of Urbana, Ohio; one sister, Mae Burson of Urbana, Ohio; and two granddaughters and one great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Calahan Blanton and Charles Smith, with burial in the Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home of Urbana, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.05 2005


BREWER, Janetta Faye (Penix) (Meek)
1940-2005
BOYD COUNTY — Janetta Faye Meek Brewer, 65, of Catlettsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 at her residence. Born May 14, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Kathleen Butcher Penix. She was a college professor with Ashland Community College. She was Johnson County's first female sheriff serving from 1966-1968 to finish the term of her late husband, Walter Meek. Survivors include her second husband, Robert A. Brewer of Catlettsburg; two daughters, Anita Meek of Williamsport, and Terrie Meek of Ironton, Ohio; a sister, Kathy Collins of Bath County; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ivan Meek officiating. Burial was in Butcher Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.12 2005

  
CANTRELL, Billy Gene
2005
Billy Gene Cantrell, 75, of Frankfort, formerly of Sitka, died Sunday, Aug. 21 2005. He was a son of the late R.P. and Emma Salyers Cantrell. He was retired from South Central Bell and a part-time employee with Franklin County School Transportation System and member of Ever Green First Baptist Church, Frankfort. He was also preceded in death by step-mother, Callie Cantrell. Survivors include a son, John Cantrell of Pennsylvania; a brother, Bob Cantrell of Sitka; and three sisters, Lesta Sparks of Lexington, Betty Dills of Ohio, and Kathleen Murray of Paintsville. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Ever Green First Baptist Church.  Vistation will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. - noon at Phelps and Son Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with graveside services at Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.24 2005

 
CANTRELL, Garry David
1946-2005
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 28, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Garry David Cantrell, 59, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., who passed away Saturday, August 20 2005 at his residence. Mr. Cantrell was born February 18, 1946 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Earl and Gladia Frances Taylor Cantrell. He was a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joe Cantrell. Surviving are his wife, Boneva Donlyn McKenzie Cantrell; one sister, Judy Salyers of Staffordsville; two nephews, David and Scott Salyers, both of Staffordsville, Ky.; and two great-nephews. The service will be officiated by Wendell Ison and Sammie Reed, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.26 2005

   
CASTLE, Arlie
1916-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Arlie Castle, 89, of Tutor Key, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, August 24 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Castle was born January 26, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Troll and Maggie Wiley Castle. He was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Cordia Castle of Tutor Key, Ky.; one son, Arlie Castle Jr. of Thealka, Ky.; one step-son, Jack Patrick of Covington, Ky.; one daughter, Cloise Walters of Michigan; one step-daughter, Flora Montgomery of Winchester, Ky.; one sister, Marsha Meade of Paintsville, Ky.; and four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Gail Music and Donald Lemaster, with burial in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.26 2005

   
CAUDILL, Garnet Nellie (May)
1919-2005
Garnet Nellie May Caudill, 86, of Thelma, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Claude Grant and Lydia Jane Hackworth May. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Caudill, in 2003; a brother, Robert Clyde May; and two sisters, Anna Opal O'Bryan and Myrtle Marie Dowler. Survivors include two sons, Richard Allen Caudill of Lima, Ohio, and James Calvin Caudill of Campbellsville; three daughters, Loretta Faye Moffett of Lexington, and Sandra Kay Caudill and Teresa Anita Caudill, both of Thelma; a sister, Betty Alene Jennings of Lima; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 12, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, Larry Smith, Chuck Slone, Howard Moffett, and Shaun Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
CAUDILL, Wilbur H. "Harley"
1928-2005
Wilbur H. "Harley" Caudill, 76, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at his residence. Born Dec. 11, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jerry and Tera Sparks Caudill. He was a farmer. Survivors include a brother, James L. Caudill of Flat Gap. Graveside services were Saturday, Aug. 13, at Harris/Lemaster Cemetery, Slone Branch, Sitka, with Paul Dean Meade officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.18 2005

   
DEMPSEY, Jackie Lee (Meade) (Sherman)
1941-2005
Jackie Lee Sherman Dempsey, 63, of Louisa, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Oct. 22, 1941, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Jessie and Nellie McKenzie Meade. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rosco (Bud) Sherman. Survivors include her husband, Homer Dempsey; four sons, Anthony Rosco Sherman of Tomahawk, Charley Lee Sherman and Teddy Daniels, both of Wittensville, and Roy Lee Sherman of Dingess, W.Va.; eight daughters, Carol Lynn Spence and Deloris Cisco, both of Tomahawk, Janet Sweeney, Maudie Risner and Carolyn Faye Spaulding, all of Inez, Crystal Gale Maynard of Warfield, Geraldine Cornett of Louisa and Shelby Smith of Ohio; a brother, William (Bud) Meade of Paintsville; a sister, Alice Faye Perkins of Walbash, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez Chapel, with Andy Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.31 2005

    
FERGUSON, Julia Ray (Lambert)
1922-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Julia Ray Lambert Ferguson, 83, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, August 17 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Ferguson was born March 22, 1922 in Lincoln County, W.Va., daughter of the late Christian and Minnie Holly Lambert. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Harry Ferguson of Meally, Ky.; three daughters, Charlotte Dockery of Wittensville, Ky., Terry Maury of Katy, Texas, and Holly Benningfield of Greenville, Ky.; one sister, Blanche Boothe of Huntington, W.Va.; and six grandchildren, two step- grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Highland Memorial Gardens at Logan, W.Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.26 2005

     
FERRELL, Martha Ann (Cantrell)
1935-2005
Age: 70
FLOYD COUNTY — Martha Ann Ferrell, 70, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 18, 1935, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William and Stella Conley Cantrell. She was a homemaker and member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Ferrell; a daughter, Billie Parrigin; a brother, Harry Cantrell; and two sisters, Beulah McKinzie and Mary Jane Frazier. Survivors include her husband, Samuel David Ferrell; three sons, Lackey Ferrell of Prestonsburg, Thurman Ferrell of Salyersville and David Ferrell of Auxier; three daughters, Sammie Hatfield, Georgia Hatfield and Mary Ferrell, all of Prestonsburg; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. James Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.10 2005

   
FORD, Opal A. "Nell" Ford
1937-2005
Opal A. "Nell" Ford, 67, of Thelma, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at her residence. Born Dec. 12, 1937, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Asa A.B. and Ella Ward Daniel. She was an internationally published poet. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Douglas Ford; and a brother, Franklin A. Daniel. Survivors include a son Terry Lee Ford of Terre Haute, Ind.; two daughters, Tobi Anne Tate of Frankfort, and Traci Paulette Ford of Thelma; and three grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Ward-Daniel Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.24 2005

    
GEARING, Vina S.
1935-2005
Vina S. Gearing, 69, of Londonderry, passed away Tuesday at Adena Regional Medical Center. She was born December 3, 1935 in Johnson County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Ward Salyer. Vina was a loving mother and homemaker who attended Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Londonderry and was a member of the Kingston Chapter #411 OES. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Gearing of Londonderry whom she married Jan. 12, 1952 in the McArthur Christian Church Parsonage by Rev. Daab; two sons, John (Valerie) Gearing of Wellston and Joel (Peggy) Gearing of Londonderry, one daughter, Christina (Allen) Lambert of Londonderry, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Willa Mae Chandler of Piketon and Alberta DePue of Hamden. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Gearing and two brothers Harold and Homer Salyer. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2 in the Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur with Rev. Jim Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow in the Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.  Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Kingston Chapter of #411 OES. In leiu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Garrett Funeral Home, P. O. Box 302, McArthur, OH  45651. Arrangements are under the direction of Garrett funeral Home in McArthur.Published Thurs., Sept. 1, 2005 (Ross Co, OH)

    
HACKWORTH, Darwin L.
1965-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 11, 2 p.m. at the Glad Tiding Assembly of God Church in Powell, Wyo., for Darwin L. Hackworth, 40, of Powell, Wyo., who passed away Saturday, August 6 2005 in Powell, Wyo. Mr. Hackworth was born May 6, 1965 in Findlay, Ohio, son of Payne and Virginia Ealey Hackworth. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jill Hackworth of Powell, Wyo.; two sons, Jacob and Reed Hackworth, both of Powell, Wyo.; three brothers, Duane, Dwight, and Nathan Hackworth, all of Powell, Wyo.; and survived locally by his aunt, Grace Helton of Staffordsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.12 2005

     
HAVENS, Michael C.
1953-2005
Michael C. Havens, 51, of Lowmansville, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 19, 1953, in Morgan County, he was a son of Edward Havens and the late Marie Ferguson Havens. He was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Cathy Stevens Havens of Lowmansville; a son, Dustin Michael Havens at home; three daughters, Kimberly Stambaugh of Nippa, Sandra Wilder of Paintsville, and Missy Havens of Lowmansville; three brothers, Gary Havens, Billy Havens, and Steve Havens, all of West Liberty; three sisters, Ruth Davis of Hager Hill, Donna Cantrell, and Kim Nickel, both of West Liberty; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Jr. Boyd, Harold Stevens, and Jimmy Vanhoose officiating. Burial will be in Stevens Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News


 
KELLY, Dolphia Milton "Rass" Jr.
1974-2005
Dolphia Milton "Rass" Kelly Jr., 30, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 at Flat Gap. Born Nov. 6, 1974, in Johnson County, he was a son of Tina Louise Haney Miller and the late Dolphia M. Kelly. Additional survivors include his wife, Kimberly A. McKenzie Kelly of West Liberty; two stepsons, Dustin Hill and Cody Sowards, both of Flat Gap; and a brother, Larry Joe Miller of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Moon, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.18 2005

   
LEMASTER, Troy
1920-2005
Graveside services were held Thursday, August 11, 1 p.m. at the Union Township Cemetery, at Milford Center, Ohio, for Troy Lemaster, 85, of Paintsville, formerly of Milford Center, Ohio, who passed away Monday, August 8 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Lemaster was born April 1, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Thomas J. and Lillie Crislip Lemaster. He was a former security officer with the Wallace-Murray Co. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Estep. Surviving are his two daughters, Alice Stambaugh of Paintsville, Ky., and Lillie M. (William D.) Stambaugh of Sitka, Ky.; a half-sister, Gladys Davison of South Shore, Ky.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. William C. Jones. The Ingram Funeral Home of Marysville, Ohio was in charge of arrangements.  Local arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.24 2005


   
LEWIS, John Maxwell "Mac"
1925-2005
John Maxwell "Mac" Lewis, 80, of West Van Lear, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Feb. 7, 1925, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Silvan G. and Laura Reynolds. He was a salesman with Capitol Tire Company, Auxier. Survivors include his wife, Martha Lewis of West Van Lear; three sons, Jim Lewis of Louisville, Dave Lewis of Columbus, Ohio, and Carl Lewis of Van Lear; three daughters, Deloris Hicks and Debbie Hatfield, both of Paintsville, and Johnna Robinson of Nicholasville; a step-son, Danny Harman of Frankfort; three sisters, Josephine Howard Brown and Mary Lou Stafford, both of Lexington, and Gladys Burke of Warsaw; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Tobe Wheeler, Donald R. Caudill, and Virgie Goble Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the funeral home.  Big Sandy News Friday Aug.05 2005

 
MCCARTY, David Keith
1952-2005
David Keith McCarty, 53, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 at his residence. Born March 11, 1952, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Clyde and Gusta Blanton McCarty. He was a truck driver. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lester Leon McCarty. Survivors include his wife, Marvetta Carol McCarty of Oil Springs; a daughter, Kelly Jean Castle of Wittensville; two sons, David Jeffery McCarty of Paintsville, and Gary Dwayne McCarty of Point Pleasant, Ohio; a sister, Karen Joyce Ousley of Oil Springs; three brothers, Charles Edward McCarty of Sparr, Fla., Dewey Adriel McCarty of Catlettsburg, and James Arthur McCarty of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial will be at McCarty Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 2, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News

    
MILLS, Danny Joe
1948-2005
MARTIN COUNTY — Danny Joe MIlls, 57, of Tomahawk, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 11, 1948, in Johnson County, he was a son of Ersel Mills of Inez and the late Marie Mills. He was self employed and a member of Tomahawk Freewill Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Mills. Survivors include his wife, Haley Mills of Tomahawk; two sons, Greg MIlls of Georgetown and Jeff Mills of Cattlesburg; two brothers, Earnest Mills of Tomahawk and Herbie MIlls of Tennessee; two sisters, Ruth Meeks and Dimple Rowland of Meally; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez Chapel, with Bo Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
RATLIFF, Mary Magdleon Branham
1933-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 12, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Magdleon Branham Ratliff, 71, of River, Ky., who passed away Monday, August 8 2005 at Select Speciality Hospital in Charleston, W.Va. Mrs. Ratliff was born November 25, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Turner Elzie and Sarah Elizabeth Kirk Branham. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Roger Ratliff. Surviving are two sons, Billy Roger Ratliff Jr. of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Glenn Allen Ratliff of Florence, Ky.; one daughter, Shirley Ann Brown of Flushing, Mich.; two brothers, Ottis Branham of Paintsville, Ky., and Albert Branham of Franklin, Ohio; one sister, Martha Selvage of Inez, Ky.; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Larry Blair, 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 Aug.12 2005

     
RATLIFF, Ova (Bub)
1945-2005
OHIO — Ova (Bub) Ratliff, 60, of Urbana, Ohio, died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at his residence. Born March 12, 1945, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Topsy and Leona Ratliff. He was a retired silo worker. Survivors include two sons, Mark and Matt Ratliff, both of Urbana; a brother, Jay Ratliff of Indiana; two half-brothers, Hollie Ratliff of Red Bush and Lawrence Ratliff of Tutor Key; three sisters, Dicie Vanhoose of Denver, Ella Ratliff of Leander, and Hattie Thacker of Urbana; three half-sisters, Mary Pennington of Williamsport, Ollie Southern and Martha Kidd, both of Denver; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery under direction of Vernon Funeral Home. This obit was courtesy of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill.  Big Sandy News

   
REED, Hobart
1967-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m. at the Childers Funeral Home Chapel for Hobert “Hobie” Reed, 37, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, August 23 2005 at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Reed was born November 27, 1967 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Fred and Margaret Gross Reed. He was also preceded in death by three brothers. Surviving are one daughter, Brooklyn Lashay Jankowski of Versailles, Ky.; four sisters, Stella Young of Paintsville, Ky., Maltie Cline of Prestonsburg, Ky., Betty Dixon of Nicholasville, Ky., and Doris Easterday of Wabash, Ind.; five brothers, George Reed of Thelma, Ky., Tommy Reed of Fallsburg, Ky., Larry Reed of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Billy Ray Reed and Fred Reed Jr., both of Boons Camp, Ky. The service was officiated by Jack Woody Jr., with burial in the Reed/Gillespie Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 31, 2005

   
RICE, Billie A.
1917-2005
Billie A. Rice, 88, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 at Darby Nursing Home, Lexington. Born Feb. 19, 1917, at Frenchburg, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Hester Nickell. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Rice. Survivors include a son, Michael G. Rice; two grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Eddie Dennison officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
RISNER, Minnie Rose (Arnett)
1919-2005
Minnie Rose Risner, 86, of Salyersville, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 27, 1919, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Haden and Josie Risner Arnett. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Risner; a son Tommy Risner; two daughters, Annetta King and Youvone Risner; four brothers, Easton Arnett, Baxter Arnett, Edward Arnett, and Parker Arnett; and a sister, Eva Roark. Survivors include a son, Gary Risner of Salyersville; a daughter Stella Rowe of Salyersville; a brother, T.J. Arnett of Salyersville; three sisters, Edna Mae Barnett of Willard, Ohio, Ollie Dean Caudill of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Lidia Jane McFarland of Salyersville; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 22, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Johnny Reed and Dallas Patrick officiating. Burial was in Jake Arnett Cemetery, Middle Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.24 2005

   
ROBINSON, Ernest
1924-2005
ROBINSON, Ernest "Pete" 81, of Medway, Ohio passed away Saturday August 13, 2005 at Walnut Creek Nursing Home, Kettering. He was born August 13, 1924 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of the late, Proctor & Margaret (Spears) Robinson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #716, Dayton, Ohio and Scottish Rite, Dayton. He retired from the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, Ohio. He is survived by a son, Ernest R. & Margene Robinson of Kettering; three grandchildren, Tammy Lynn DeBorde, Lisa Marie Phillips & Kelly Ann Strickland; four great grandchildren, William Daniel & Roger Alexander DeBorde, Madison Elizabeth & Grace Ann Strickland; and his faithful companion, his cat "Eli"; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; six brothers and three sisters. Visitation will be 5-9 PM Tuesday August 16, 2005 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN & CHRISTMAS FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. Private services at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Creek Nursing Center and Hospice of Dayton Crisis Care staff for all of their care they provided for Ernest. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Dayton Ohio 8/15/2005

 
RUNYON, Jeremy Clayton
1985-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 14, 3:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jeremy Clayton Runyon, 19, of River, Ky., who passed away Thursday, August 11 2005. Mr. Runyon was born October 21, 1985 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Jerry Thomas Runyon and Debbie Fitch.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his financee, Jennifer Brown; maternal grandparents, Garland and Margaret Fitch of Thealka, Ky.; paternal grandparents, Bill and Janet Runyon of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, Tanner Fitch of Thealka, Ky.; and one sister, Mallory Branham of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by Wayne Price, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park of Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.19 2005

     
SHELL, Henry Lee Shell
1922-2005
Henry Lee Shell, 82, of Salyersville, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 22, 1922, at Preece, he was a son of the late James and Martha Adkins Shell. He was a former laborer for Big Sandy Area Community Action and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Luther, George and Jerry Shell; and a sister, Angeline Shell. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Altvater of Upper Sandusky, Ohio and Dorothy Baker of Nancy; and a brother, Roosevelt Shell of Hazard. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 18, at Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, with Pastor Herman Roberts officiating. Burial was in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SPEARS, Carol Ann (Queen)
1946-2005
Carol Ann Queen Spears, 59, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at her residence. Born Jan. 11, 1946, in Logan, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Lacy and Flora Castle Queen. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Nikki Spears and Kellie Bryant, both of Paintsville; two sisters, Betty Stephens of Wisconsin, and Nancy Gillum of Hearts, W.Va.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Wendell Ison officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.31 2005

   
SPRADLIN, Juanita (Blair)
1936-2005
Juanita Blair Spradlin, 69, of Leander, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at her residence. Born Feb. 21, 1936, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Virgil and Bessie Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Weldon Blair; and two grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, James Denny Spradlin of Leander; two sons, Kenneth Edward Spradlin of Leander, and Tracy Lynn Spradlin of Staffordsville; a daughter, Jeneva Spradlin Blair of Leander; a brother, Willard Blair of Staffordsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Gene May, Kenny Preece, and Claude Mollett officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Asa Creek, Leander, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.18 2005

  
SWARTZ, Julia  (Hazelett)
1923-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m. at the Cardwell & Maloney Funeral Home Chapel in Port Orange, Fla., for Julia H. Swartz, 82, of Ormond Beach, Fla., who passed away Tuesday, August 23 2005 at the Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla.  Mrs. Swartz was born in Paintsville, Ky., and she had lived in Ormond Beach, Fla., since 1970. She helped oversee the kitchen services for Calvary Assembly of God Church in Ormond Beach, and helped prepare meals for those in need. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Roger L. Swartz II. Surviving are her husband, G.L. Swartz of Ormond Beach, Fla.; three sons, Larry Swartz of of San Diego, Calif., Roger (Linda) Swartz of DeLeon Springs, and Phillip Swartz of Ormond Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Samuel Hazelett of Yspilanti, Mich., and Clyde and Thomas Hazelett, both of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Mattie Wright of Daytona Beach, Fla., Fannie Louise Ehrman of Shelby, Ohio, and Sara Ann Hazelett of Fort Wayne, Ind. The service will be officiated by the Rev. John Andregg, with burial in the Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, Fla. Arrangements under the direction of the Cardwell & Maloney Funeral Home of Port Orange, Fla. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.26 2005


TACKETT, Christopher Earl
1965-2005
Christopher Earl Tackett, 40, of Belcher, formerly of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Feb. 7, 1965, in Jefferson County, he was a son of James E. and Nancy Powers Tackett of Belcher. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction. Additional survivors include his wife, Louella Stewart Tackett of Belcher; a step- son, Joshua Meade of Belcher; maternal grandmother, Josephine Pate; and three brothers, Craig Tackett of Prestonsburg, Daniel Tackett of Catlettsburg, and Mark Tackett of Midway. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dean Tackett and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
TACKETT, Paul Raymond
1925-2005
Age: 79
PERRY COUNTY — Paul Raymond Tackett, 79, of Hazard, formerly of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Hazard ARH. Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Everett and Donna Jayne Blanton. He was a WW II veteran. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Christine Roe. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Lara of Camp Verde, Ariz. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 6, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Donnie Patrick and Larry O'Bryan officiating. Burial was in Persimon Point, Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.10 2005

   
THOMPSON, Cecil C.       
1937-2005
FLOYD COUNTY — Cecil C. Thompson, 68, of West Van Lear, formerly of Wayland, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 26, 1937, in Wise County, Va., he was a son of the late Edgar and Mary Maples Thompson. He was a retired employee of General Motors and a committee man for UAW, Local #1045, and a member of the Union for 30 years. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Roy Thompson, Glenn Thomas, H.L. Moore and Robert Moore; and two sisters, Jeanette Ward and Linda Thompson. Survivors include two sons, Donald R. Thompson of Painesville, Ohio and Michael S. Thompson of Willowick, Ohio; a daughter, Gretchen L. Mullins of Charleston, W.Va.; three brothers, Charles Moore of Kalamazoo, Mich., Earl Thompson of Dearborn Heights, Mich. and James Thompson of RosCommons, Mich.; three sisters, Elizabeth Atkins of RosCommons, Mich., Edna Belt of Lavonia, Mich. and Hazel Hall of Raven; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with clergyman Clinton "Buddy" Jones officiating. Burial will be in Miners Cemetery, Eastern, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.05 2005

 
VANDERPOOL, Vernon
1931-2005
Vernon Vanderpool, 73, of Salyersville died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 at his residence. Born Sept. 12, 1931, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Jacob P. and Prudence Patrick Vanderpool. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Watkins Vanderpool; and three brothers, Paul Vanderpool, Aaron Vanderpool, and Malcolm Vanderpool. Survivors include a son, Gregory Vanderpool of Salyersville; a daughter, Debra Reed of West Liberty; two brothers, Randolph Vanderpool of Galion, Ohio, and Enoch Vanderpool of Salyersville; three sisters, Afton Coletta Johnson of Rhode Island, Katherine Estep of Dayton, Ohio, and Phyllis Arnett of Clayton, Ohio; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 21, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Herlis Cole officiating. Military rites were conducted by Salyersville DAV Chapter 15. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
WARD, Gartha May (Castle)
 2005
Gartha May (Castle) Ward,  Age 78, a longtime resident of Trotwood, and daughter of the late John and Vinie ( Music ) Castle, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening August 16, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Gartha was a former employee of General Motors. She was also preceded in death by her dear son Alan in 1973 and brothers ans sisters. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Clarence : daughter as well as her best friend Ruth and her husband James Napier ; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren that so dearly loved this special lady ; brother James Castle ; sister Evalee Sadler and more relatives and dear friends. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, at the Rogers Funeral Home, Trotwood. Burial Dayton Memorial Park. Friends may wish to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. If desired, contributions may be made to the Trotwood Rescue Squad in memory of Gartha.
Published Thursday, August 18, 2005 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock
  
 According to Ky Birth Index, Gartha was born in Johnson County Ky Birth Index : Child`s last name : CASTLE Child`s first name : GARTHA Child`s middle name : M Birth Mo/Day/Year 02  10  1927 County : JHNSON Volume/Certificate 028  1355 Mother`s last name : MUSIC Mother`s first name : VENIE Mother`s middle name : none Volume year : 1927

   
WARD, John Earl
1931-2005
John Earl Ward, 73, of Paintsville, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 30, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Earl Ward and Hazel Messer Cartwright. He was an engineer with the State of Kentucky and a U.S. Marine veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Lucinda Hall of East Point; two half-brothers, Clifford Cartwright Jr. of Belair, Md., and Ray Ward of Florida; and four half- sisters, Vina Cartwright Morgan of Smithfield, N.C., Diana Ward and Jenny Ward, both of Paintsville, and Linda Ward of Pikeville. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 25, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with family members officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.24 2005

   
WARD, Phyllis J. (Wilcox)
1936-2005
Phyllis J. Wilcox Ward, 69, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 21, 1936, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Rosa Saddler Wilcox. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Russell Ward, in 2003. Survivors inlcude a son, Jimmy Ray Ward of Herndon, Va.; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Ward Travis of Van Lear; three brothers, Charles Wilcox and Gayland Wilcox, both of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Cliff Wilcox of West Van Lear; a sister, Kathleen Berry of Paintsville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.08 2005

    
WEBB, Lenzie
1916-2005
Age: 89
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lenzie Webb, 89, of Ashland, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 12, 1916, at Oil Springs, he was a son of the late Leander and Dona Salyers Webb. He was a retired pipe fitter with Ashland Oil Company, Ashland, and a member of the Litterals Fork United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Addie Frazier Webb; and a daughter, Brenda Webb VanHoose. Survivors include a son, Burgess Webb of Rush; two brothers, George Webb of Oil Springs, and Arrowood Webb of Wooster, Ohio; two sisters, Joy Baldwin of Lynx, Ohio, and Gladys Gullett of Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Arrowood Webb and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Win Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.10 2005




SEPTEMBER - 2005

BARTLEY, Gary S..
1942-2005
OHIO-Gary S. Bartley, 63, of Milford Center, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville, Ohio. Born April 11, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Fairlan and Gladys Marie Stapleton Bartley. He was a mechanic and electrical maintenance associate with Denison Hydraulics. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Evelyn Jones Bartley of Milford Center; a son, Terry Bartley of Bellefontaine, Ohio; three sisters, Betty Lemaster and Barbara Lemaster, both of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Sue Vanhoose of Sitka; and one grandchild. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Bartley Family Cemetery, Sitka, with Carl Jones officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
BEERS, Margaret Jane ‘Peggy’ Beers
1928-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, at the Mariscotti Funeral Home in California, Pa., for Margaret Jane “Peggy” Beers, 77, of Annapolis, Md., who passed away in Pennsylvania. Ms. Beers was born March 3, 1928 in Van Lear, Ky., daughter of the late Elbert W. and Margaret Daniel Beers. She worked for the Paintsville Gas and Water Company before moving to Annapolis, Md. Surviving are her sister, Ann M. Beers, and several cousins. Interment was in the Ridge Lawn Memorial Park at Huntington, W.Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.05 2005

    
BENTLEY, Kathy Lynn (Grim)
1949-2005
Kathy Lynn Bentley, 56, of Wittensville, died Thursday, Sept.8, 2005 in Lexington. Born April 17, 1949, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Milt and Audra Grim. She was a driver with Mountain Comprehensive Care. Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Bentley of Wittensville; a daughter, Katrina Lynn Saylor of Van Lear; three brothers, Kenny Grim of Ohio, Doug Grim of Flatwoods, and Bob Grim of Nippa; four sisters, Opal Castle of Springfield, Ohio, Gloria Jean VanHoose of Michigan, Jeri Daniels of Ironton, Ohio, and Gail Stanton of Texas; and a grandson. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 11, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with family members officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News

    
BLEVINS, Boone Jr.
1932-2005
Boone Blevins Jr., 73, of Meally, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 9, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Boone Sr. and Dora Francis Frazier Blevins. He was a retired Johnson County Schools educator and U.S. Army Korean veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Ward Blevins of Meally; three daughters, Teresa Cantrell of Hager Hill, Dianna Lynn Skaggs of Staffordsville and Michelle Crum of Inez; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Mollette of Meally; a son, Glen David Blevins of Neon; a stepson, Kenneth Michael Ward of Hebron; a sister, Wanda Lewis of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Joseph Blevins of Flat Gap and Robert L. Blevins of Springfield; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and two foster grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J.R. Blevins and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2005

   
BLEVINS, Elias Jr.
1931-2005
Elias Blevins Jr. 73, of Saint Paris, Ohio and formerly of Whitehouse, Kentucky passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in his residence. He was born on September 27, 1931 in Whitehouse, Kentucky, the son of the late Elias and Mary Francis (Castle) Blevins. He married Eula Faye Dutton in Paintsville, Kentucky on September 30, 1953 and she survives. He is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Vicki Blevins of Tremont City, Ohio, David and Bonnie Blevins of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Darrell Fox and Lisa and Shawn Massie, all of Saint Paris. He has eight grandchildren, Andrea, Jaimee, Kurtis, Julie, Brian, Karin, Caitlin and Courtney; and six great- grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Olive Sullivan of Beaver, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, James, Frank, Kermit, George, Clell, and Jess Blevins; and four sisters, Evelyn Fineburg, Marie Ramey, Dora Mullett, and Dixie Blevins. Mr. Blevins retired from the B. G. Danis Company of Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of the Laborers Local 216 for forty years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing music, flea markets, and most of all family. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Blevins may be made to Mercy Hospice, 2600 North Limestone Street, Springfield, Ohio 45503. ATKINS- SHIVELY FUNERAL HOME, 216 South Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio is serving the family. Springfield Ohio 9/16/2005. 

   
BLEVINS, Lester
1942-2005
Lester Blevins, 63, of Louisa, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at his residence. Born July 12, 1942, he was a son of the late William Harrison and Mary Stapleton Blevins. He was a welder with R & S Welding and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean Daniels Blevins of Louisa; two step-sons, Jeff Shortridge of London, and Elbert Wiley of Louisa; two daughters, Amy Pack of Louisa, and April Blevins of Virginia; a step-daughter, Juanita Wiley of Louisa; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Frank Osborne officiating. Burial was in Daniels Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
BOOHER, Patricia Lynn (Risner)
1959-2005
BOOHER, Patricia Lynn (Risner) 46, of Riverside, passed away at her home on Friday, September 23, 2005 after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born on January 31, 1959 to Cecil Risner and Lillian Faye Price in Paintsville, KY. Patricia was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur and Clara Pennington, Callie and Gracie Risner; father in-law, Billy Jack Booher. She is survived by her mother, Lillian Faye (Ray) Price; father, Cecil (Bev) Risner; husband of 25 years, Timothy Booher; two sons, Justin Michael Booher, Brandon Lee Booher; sister Barbara (Beno) Loeb; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Booher; brother-in-law Michael (Linda) Booher; special nephew, Evan Tyler Loeb; step brother, Tony Price; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. She was a 1977 graduate of Stebbins High School and a graduate of Sinclair Community College. Patricia was a Registered Nurse and had worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital for ten years and fifteen years with Stephen England M.D. She attended Conerstone Pentecostal Assembly. Patricia will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Her family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Robert Raju and his staff and also a heartfelt thank you to Hospice and nurse Beth Renner. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 28 at Cornerstone Pentecostal Assembly 3318 Dayton Road, Springfield, Ohio at 11 AM with Pastor John Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road from 4PM until 8PM on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia's name to Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave Dayton, Ohio 45420. Springfield Ohio 9/27/2005.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CANTRELL, David Keith
1959-2005
David Keith Cantrell, 46, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 3, 1959, at Paintsville, he was a son of Claude Thomas and Mary Margaret Baldwin Cantrell of Oil Springs. He was a pipe fitter. Additional survivors include his wife, Teresa Pennington Cantrell of Oil Springs; a son, David Keith Cantrell II of Oil Springs; two stepsisters, Donathan McCarty, and Brent McCarty, both of Winchester; and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elder J.D. Rice officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.09 2005

    
CASTLE, Kelli Jean (McCarty)
1972-2005
Kelli Jean Castle, 33, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Sept.14, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 18, 1972, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of Marilyn Kaye Brugh of Paintsville and the late David Keith McCarty. She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Phillip Castle of Wittensville; a son, Joshua Moore of Wittensville; three brothers, David Jeffery McCarty of Thealka, Gary Dewayne Marcum of Columbus, Ohio, and Eric Adkins of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 18, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Blair and Rev. Red VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2005

   
COLVIN, Don
1916-2005
Don Colvin, 89, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Sept.20, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 18, 1916, in Oil Springs, he was a son of the late Roy and Dora Caudill Colvin. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae Colvin of Oil Springs; a son, Donald Colvin of Oil Springs; a daughter, Sue Lemaster of Paintsville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial was in Colvin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.28 2005

 
COLVIN, Dorothy J. "Martha" (Fairchild)
1923-2005
Dorothy J. "Martha" Colvin, 82, of Delaware, Ohio, died Monday, Sept.5, 2005 at Sunny Vee Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1923, at Asa Creek, she was a daughter of the late Newton Clark and Sarah Luna Williams Fairchild. She graduated from Oil Springs High School and was a homemaker and cook with Swopes Coffee Shop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Payne Colvin, in 1975; a son, Francis Leroy "Lee" Colvin; and seven brothers and sisters. Survivors include three sons, James Colvin, Bruce Colvin, and Donald Colvin, all of Delaware; a daughter, Glenna "Sis" Hicks of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Dora Caudill of Mt. Sterling; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 9, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, with Pastor Jeff Slider officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Ohio, under direction of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunny Vee Nursing Home, 54 W Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Ohio, 43015. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.08 2005

  
COLVIN, Frances
1945-2005
Frances Colvin, 60, of West Van Lear, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 11, 1945, in Johnson County, he was a son of Dorothy Jean Fairchild Colvin and the late Walter Colvin. He was retired from the Army. Additional survivors include a son, Timothy Lee Colvin of Laurel, Miss.; two daughters, Melissa Jean Ward of Columbus, Ohio, and Michell Lee Colvin of West Van Lear; three brothers, James Colvin, Donald Colvin, and Bruce Colvin, all of Delaware, Ohio; and a sister, Glenna Hicks of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 5, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Leander, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.08 2005

     
CONLEY, Charles Morris
1916-2005
Charles Morris Conley, 89, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 26, 1916, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Luther and Mary Conley. He was employed in the auto parts and golf cart business. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Conley of Staffordsville; a daughter, Karen Herald of Staffordsville; a son, Charles Neil Conley of Berea; two brothers, Woodford Conley of Lexington, and Luther Conley Jr. of Van Lear; a sister, Judy Conley of Harold; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 14, at First United Methodist Church, Paints-ville, with Rev. Don Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association by contacting Paintsville Funeral Home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.09 2005

   
CORDER, Eugene
1917-2005
Eugene Corder, 88, of Auxier, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 9, 1917, at Van Lear, he was a son of the late Bert Lee and Mary Margaret Webb Middleton. He was a retired coal miner and member of U.M.W.A. Local Union 1741. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Jean Hammonds; and a brother, Elliott Corder. Survivors include his wife, Francis Harris Corder; a son, Bert Lee Corder of Auxier; two daughters, Melissa Hall of Tutor Key and Connie Corder of Paintsville; a sister, Hessie Mae Gibson of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of half-brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Eugene Haney officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.09 2005

   
CRISP, Margaret Marie
1924-2005
Margaret Marie Crisp, 81, of Bypro, Floyd Co Ky., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 24, 1924, at Garner, she was a daughter of the late Seaton and Hazel Gullett Crisp. She was a homemaker, member of Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church and attended Pentecostal Church of God. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bert Crisp; and two brothers, Bill and Seaton Jr. "Buck" Crisp. Survivors include a son, Jack Sammons of Winchester; four daughters, Wanda Jean Moore of Elizabethtown, Barbara Bell of Delaware, Mitzie Mynheir of Martin and Sharon Harris of Ivel; two step-sons, Donald Gene Crisp of Brooksville, Fla. and Bert Kenneth Crisp of Texas; a step-daughter, Ann Elem of Brooksville; a brother, Eugene Crisp of Paintsville; three sisters, Dorothy Counts of Bevinsville, Louise Hinkle of Detroit, Mich. and Maxine Gibson of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 2, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News

     
DAVIS, Bobby Gene Sr.
1935-2005
Bobby Gene Davis Sr., 70, of Marion, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born Feb. 10, 1935, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Ruby Williams Davis, but was raised by his grandparents, the late Dennis and Cynthia Williams. He was a member of Local #18 of the Ohio Operating Engineers, Columbus, retired heavy equipment operator with Ohio Operating Engineers, worked at Wyandot Black Top Company, and worked in coal mining. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Bill Davis and Doug Davis; a granddaughter, Billy Jo Davis; three brothers, Billy Gilbert Davis, Vernon Davis, and Jesse Davis; and a sister, Gena Davis Hicks Smith. Survivors include his wife, Rosella King Davis of Marion; a son, Bobby Gene Davis of Marion; three brothers, Don Davis and John Davis, both of Marion, and Doug McDaniels of Newark, Ohio; nine grandchildren; four step-grandsons; and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, with Rev. Grover Caudill officiating. Burial was in Grand Prairie Cemetery, under direction of Boyd Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
FRAZIER, William Cecil
1936-2005
William Cecil Frazier, 68, of Thelma, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at his residence. Born Dec. 10, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Stephen D. and Emma Williams Frazier. He was a maintenance supervisor with Paintsville School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Foster Frazier, Eugene Frazier, Bruce Frazier, and Stephen D. Frazier Jr.; and two sisters, Clara L. Siefer and Gladys Frazier. Survivors include his wife, Alice Greer Frazier of Thelma; a brother, James Hasten Frazier of Dayton, Ohio; and four sisters, Kathleen Denning of Dayton, Ruby Marcum of Paintsville, Verda Gore of Ashland, and Fanny Hood of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 2, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Pastor Charles Heater officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.05 2005

 
FYFFE, Merida
1930-2005
Merida Fyffe, age 75 of Fairborn, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2005  in the Grandview Hospital.  He was born July 10, 1930 in Crockett, Kentucky, the son of the late Isaac and Bula (Johnson) Fyffe. Merida was a member of Calvary Enterprise Baptist and a carpenter by trade, retiring from Local # 2408. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Ruth Fyffe in 2002, and a sister, Survivors include three sons, John Fyffe and wife Brenda of Xenia, Keith Fyffe of Fairborn, Steven Fyffe and wife Lori of Xenia ; four daughters, Naomi Fyffe of Dayton, Brenda Reed and husband Melvin of Xenia, Emma Fyffe of Beavercreek, Christy Fyffe of Fairborn ; 19 grandchildren ; six great-grandchildren ; four brothers, James Russell Fyffe of Huber Heights, Ollie Clifford Fyffe of Fairborn, Charlie B. Fyffe of Fairborn, Emerson Fyffe of Arizona ; three sisters, Emma Pittman of California, Nola Keaton, Lita Smith, both of Kentucky ; as well as numerous friends and other family members. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church, 543 W. Funderburg Road, Fairborn. Rev. Bill Joe Conley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 p.m. until the time of services . Additional services and burial will take place in Paintsville, Kentucky. Arrangements in care of Belton- Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. Published Fairborn Ohio September 13, 2005 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
GRIM, Carl
1935-2005
Carl Grim, 70, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 18, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of Paul Cecil Grim and the late Katherine Zimmer Grim. He was a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Darlie Grim and Danny Grim; and a sister, Marion Armstrong. Survivors include two sons, William "Cody" Grim of Belmont, Texas, and Gary Smith of McArthur, Ohio; two daughters, Debbie Graham of Lebanon, Ohio, and Linda Starr of Hillsboro, Ohio; three brothers, Joe Grim of Washington, Penn., and Dorris Grim and Darvin Grim, both of Flat Gap; four sisters, Lela Greene of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Linda Wells and Lila Beavers, both of Flat Gap, and Lexie Fuson of Lexington; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Grim Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.28 2005

  
HALE, Dovie (Bowens)
1910-2005
Dovie Bowens Hale, 95, of Williamson, W.Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005 at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson. Born Feb. 22, 1910, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Millie Castle Bowens. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Hale, in 1967; and a son, James Lloyd Hale, in 2002. Survivors include two sisters, Vonda Castle and Florence Wilcox, both of Thealka; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.16 2005


   
HANNAH, Raymond
1913-2005
Raymond Hannah, 92, of Swamp Branch, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at his residence. Born March 28, 1913, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Enoch and Miranda Arms Hannah. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Scott Hannah; and two sons, Jack Hannah and Cub Hannah. Survivors include four sons, Howard Hannah of Salyersville, Steve Hannah, Scottie Hannah, and Gib Hannah, all of Swamp Branch; five daughters, Virginia Salyers and Brenda Lugar, both of Swamp Branch; Ugonda Bailey of Oil Springs, Vickie Castle of Thealka, and Grindle Hitchcock of Hager Hill; two sisters, Ida Salyers and Josephine Brown, both of Hager Hill; 27 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul Meade and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Hannah Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HICKS, Birchel
1948-2005
Birchel Hicks, 57, of Thelma, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 26, 1948, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Allen "Boot" and Evylin Risner Hicks. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Lois Kay Froman Hicks of Thelma; two daughters, Angela Blair of Denver and Nancy Hicks of Morehead; two sons, James Allen Hicks of Lexington and Michael Edward Hicks of Paintsville; two sisters, Patty Sue Clouse of Danville and Jo Anna Maiden of Lexington; one brother, Ricky Hicks of North Manchester, Ind.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 19, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, Thelma, with Harry Neal Frisby, Roger Thornsbury and Van West officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2005

   
HILL, Betty (Spencer)
1944-2005
 Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29, 10 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Betty Hill, 61, of Leander, Ky., who passed away Monday, September 26 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Hill was born August 13, 1944 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Johnny and Faye Ratliff Spencer. Surviving are her husband, Ellis Hill Sr. of Leander, Ky.; one son, Ellis Hill Jr. of Leander, Ky.; and one sister, Joyce Joyner of Fort Worth, Texas. The service will be officiated by Lowell Pelphrey, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.28 2005

    
HOLBROOK Arlena G. (Sparks)
1927-2005
HOLBROOK Arlena G. (Sparks) Holbrook, 78, of Stoutsville, died September 24, 2005 at her residence. She was born April 26, 1927 in Oil Springs, KY, the daughter of the late Ulysses and Beulah (Williams) Sparks. She was preceded in death by brothers Jim and William Sparks and a sister Carol Sparks. She was a retired practicl nurse from the VA Hospital and was a member of the Nicholas Drive Church of God. She is survived by her husband, William Holbrook; daughter, Dr. Shirley Hiles of Los Angeles, CA; sons, Joseph M. Hiles of Canal Winchester, Steven E. Hundley of Westerville, and Charles E. Hundley of Columbus; nine grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; brothers, Eugene Sparks of AL and Doug Sparks of OH; sisters, Janet Waugh of GA, Barbara Lambert of FL and Betty Regan of OH. Funeral servicel will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME, Circleville. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Columbus, Ohio 9/26/2005.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock


    
KESTNER, Burgess
1940-2005
Burgess Kestner, 65, of Staffordsville, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 at his residence. Born June 9, 1940, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Tommy and Anna Rowland Kestner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Anna Pearl Dawson Kestner of Staffordsville; a son, Chris Kestner of Oil Springs; a step-brother, Carl Bailey of David; a step-sister, Billa Jean Hick of David; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 19, at Childers Funeral Home Chapel, Meally, with Hedgel Golden and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
LANEY, Roy
1940-2005
Roy Laney, 65, of Offutt, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was born April 25, 1940, in Johnson County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Faye Bolen Laney; a brother; and six sisters. Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Graham of Richmond, Connie Blevins of Staffordsville, and Patricia Laney of Offutt; five sons, Roy Lee Laney, Joe Laney, and Rory Laney, all of Offutt, Bobby Laney of Hager Hill, and Jay R. Laney of Thelma; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 30, at Childers Funeral Home Chapel, Meally, with Paul Dean Meade and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Laney Family Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.05 2005

   
LLOYD, Jerry F.
1933-2005
Jerry F. Lloyd, 72, of Denver, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005 at Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born April 24, 1933, in Indiana, he was a sawmill employee and of the Freewill Baptist faith. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with ministers Boone Allen, Ervin Allen Jr. and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Spradlin Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2005

    
MOOREHEAD, Maxine (Phillips)
1904-2005
Maxie Moorhead, age 101, of Pickerington, Monday, September 12, 2005, at her residence. Born May 16, 1904, to the late David and Cora Phillips, in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was a caregiver of children and adults. Lifelong member of Bethel United Baptist Church, in Flat Gap, Kentucky. Survived by her step- daughters, Laura (Richard) Powers and Margot (David) Drake of Tiffin, OH; niece and caregiver, Maxine McKenzie; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Raymond L. Moorhead (the best ten years of her life); brothers, Tolva, Onda, Olvie and Ollie Phillips; sisters, Lexie Estep and Cavi Webb. Friends may visit Thursday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North (St. Rt. 256), Pickerington, Ohio, where the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with Pastor James Riggs officiating. Interment Violet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Please contribute to Maxie's favorite charity Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43272 or any charity of your choice.  Published  Columbus Ohio 9/14/2005.

   
NEWMAN, James T. Sr.
1927-2005
James T. Newman Sr., 78, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born May 2, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John Gainey and Leona Auxier Newman. He was past president of Paintsville Grocery and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Florence Newman of Paintsville; three sons, James T. Newman Jr. of Whitesburg, Paul Gainey Newman of Paintsville, and John A. Newman of Lexington; a daughter, Sue Newman Garland of Paintsville, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 3, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Paintsville, with Fr. Terrence Hoppenjans and Bob Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be noon - 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, and until time of service Monday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.05 2005

   
PACK, Delmar V.
1941-2005
PACK, Delmar V. "Del" age 64 of West Carrollton passed away on Sept. 8, 2005. Del was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and a retired Math Teacher at West Carrollton Junior High School. Del was a proud Kentucky Colonel. He was born on May 20, 1941 in Stambaugh, KY to the late Walter & Marie (Stapleton) Pack. Also preceding him in death was his wife Carol Anne Pack in 1988, brother and sisters Earlene Castle, Paul Pack, Phyllis Irene Pack & Deborah Sue Bowling. Surviving is his brother and sisters Ronald Pack, Mary Blair, Gayle McKenzie, Joyce Hall, Jean Trimble, Brenda Thacker and Charlotte Pack, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be Thursday Sept. 15, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the SANNER FUNERAL HOME 800 SO. ALEX RD., WEST CARROLLTON. Graveside memorial service will be Friday Sept. 16, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dayton National Cemetery, Pastor Rob Wackerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Heart Fund or Cancer Society. Published in Dayton Ohio 9/14/2005.

   
PATRICK, Sam Neil
1962-2005
Sam Neil Patrick, 42, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 6, 1962, in Johnson County, he was a son of Haskel Patrick and the late Helibea Arnett Patrick. He was a carpenter and Marine veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Lynn Reed.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., today, Friday, Sept. 23, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Gary Bellamy officating. Burial will follow in the Patrick Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2005

    
PENNINGTON, Nettie (Meade)
1929-2005
Nettie Owens Pennington, 79, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Oil Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Community Hospital, Springfield. Born April 23, 1929, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Ella Tackett Meade. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Corbit Owens, and Eudell Pennington. Survivors include five sons, Scott Owens of Indiana, Bobby Owens of Oil Springs, Troy Owens, Jessie Owens, and Michael Owens, all of Springfield; three daughters, Josephine Collins of Springfield, Judy Hatfield of Staffordsville, and Edith Damner of Jefferson, Mo.; a brother, Richard Meade of Oil Springs; a sister, Virgie Caudill of Jacksonville, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 9, at Pegion Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Paul Dean Meade and Mike Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
POWERS, Jo Ann
1953-2005
POWERS Jo Ann "Jodi" Powers, age 52, of Pickerington, Thursday, September 22, 2005, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Born May 19, 1953 in Johnson County, Kentucky, to Cline and Lou Anna Blanton. She was a 1971 graduate of Johnson Central High School. A member of Freewill Baptist Church, Fairfield Fish & Game Club and the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Leonard Ray; daughters, Kimberly Powers and Kelly (James) Fornash; grandchildren, Damon Ward, Katherine Ann and Noah David Powers, Dakota and Leah Patterson, Kassidey, Kennedy and James D. Fornash; sisters, Joyce (Fred) Williams of Pickerington, Maxine Penix of Staffordsville, KY, Jean (Delmas) Fitch of Oil Springs, KY and Mary VanHoose of Pataskala; many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents and son David Ray Powers. Friends may visit Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 3-6 p.m. at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North (St. Rt. 256), Pickerington, Ohio, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment Betzer Cemetery in Carroll, Ohio.
Submitted By: Connie Spurlock
     
RATLIFF, Vickie Lee (Wallen)
1927-2005
Vickie Lee Wallen Ratliff, 78, Of River, Died Sunday, Sept.18,2005 At Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 25, 1927, In Lawrence County, She Was A Daughter Of The Late Lidge And Rosie Starr Wallen. She Was A Homemaker. She Was Also Preceded In Death By Her Husband, Jimmy Ray Ratliff; And Two Grandsons. Survivors Include A Son, J.L. Ratliff Of Thelma; A Brother, James Wallen Of Hillsboro, Ohio; Three Grandchildren; And Six Great-Grandchildren. Funeral Services Were Wednesday, Sept. 21, At Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, With Jim Mckenzie And Robert Blanton Officiating. Burial Was In Ratliff Family Cemetery, River, Under Direction Of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.28 2005

    
REYNOLDS, Clara Mae (Spaulding) (Ross)
1936-2005
NEVADA — Clara Mae Spaulding Ross Reynolds, 69, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005 at her residence. Born March 19, 1936, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Adis Dale Spaulding. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Charles (Bear) Ross; two sons, Charles and Ricky Ross; and a grandson, Mark Thomas Cecil Ross. Survivors include her husband, William Reynolds of Las Vegas; three sons, Willis Duncan and Mark Thomas Ross, both of Naugatuck, W.Va., and Micheal Timothy Ross of Las Vegas; three daughters, Christine Pilot of Washington, Ola Kelly Renee Parsons and Crystal Lynn Ross, both of Las Vegas; a brother, Clarence E. Spaulding of Florida; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 18, at Kingdom Harvest Church of Lenore, W.Va. with Will Compton officiating. Burial was in Ross Family Cemetery, Naugatuck, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.22 2005

    
RICHMOND, Samuel
1933-2005
Samuel Richmond, 71, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at his residence. Born Nov. 13, 1933, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Bill and Myrtle Spears Richmond. He was an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Judy Cline Richmond of Van Lear; two daughters, Priscilla and Selicia Richmond, both of Van Lear; and a sister, Georgia Hall of Burnswick, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 5, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Harold Auxier and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SMITH, Cheryl Ann (Butcher)
1960-2005
Cheryl Ann Smith, 44, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, Sept.21,2005  at her residence. Born Dec. 24, 1960, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Frank and Ruth Short Butcher of Meally. She was employed with a cleaners. Additional survivors include her husband, Mike Smith of Oil Springs; two daughters, Shawnee Cox and Cheyenne Cox, both of Oil Springs; a stepson, Thomas Smith of Oil Springs; a stepdaughter, Katherine Smith of Oil Springs; and mother-in-law, Prudence Smith of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 23, at Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. J.R. Connelley and Keith Horn officiating. Burial was in Reed-Williams Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.28 2005

   
STAFFORD, James R
1925-2005
James Robert “Bob” Stafford, age 81, of Preston Estates, Paintsville, Ky., departed this life Thursday, September 15, 2005 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville, Ky. Bob was born March 24, 1925 in Boyd County, Ky., the son of the late Proctor J. and Osa Stewart Stafford.  Bob was a retired real estate agent and had served with the U.S. Navy. He served as magistrate of District 2 and was a member of the Paintsville City Council. He also served as police judge of Paintsville and was Johnson County Judge pro tem. Bob was an active member of the VFW, where he was recognized as the 1989-90 Officer of the Year. Other notable honors include being named a Kentucky Colonel and honorary clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Bob is survived by his wife, Anita Johnson Stafford; three sons, James R. Stafford Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ricky Lee Stafford of Pikeville, Ky., and Michael J. “Dip” Stafford of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Linda Jane Pack of Nicholasville, Ky.; two brothers, P. J. Stafford of Tampa, Fla., and Glen Stafford of Kingsley, Mich.; and two sisters, Etta Jo Mason of Traverse City, Mich., and Patricia Griffith of Paintsville, Ky. Bob was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bob was a kind and caring person, always wanting all to have plenty and do well. His friendly smile and warm handshake will be missed by all he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends who knew and loved him. Burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.23 2005

    
STAFFORD, Magistrate James Robert "Bob"
1925-2005
Magistrate James Robert "Bob" Stafford, 80, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 24, 1925, in Boyd County, he was a son of the late Proctor J. and Osa Stewart Stafford. He was a retired real estate agent and a US Navy veteran. He served as magistrate of District 2 and was a member of the Paintsville City Council. He also served as police judge of Paintsville, and was Johnson County Judge Protem. He was an active member of the VFW, where he was recognized as the 1989-90 officer of the year. He was a Kentucky Colonel and honorary clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Anita Johnson Stafford of Paintsville; three sons, James Robert Stafford Jr. of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ricky Lee Stafford of Pikeville, and Michael J. "Dip" Stafford of Paintsville; a daughter, Linda Jane Pack of Nicholasville; two brothers, P. J. Stafford of Tampa, Fla., and Glen Stafford of Kingsley, Mich.; two sisters, Etta Jo Mason of Traverse City, Mich., and Patricia Griffith of Paintsville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 18, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church with John Boyd officiating. Masonic rites were Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Auxier Chapter DAV conducted military honors in conjunction with US Navy Detachment. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
STAMBAUGH, Chester
1923-2005
STAMBAUGH, Chester 82, of Donnelsville, Ohio passed away Monday September 26, 2005 at Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. Chester was born January 10, 1923 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of the late, Jerry and Pricilla (Laney) Stambaugh. He retired in 1979 from Southwestern Portland Cement Company. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Velma; a daughter, Imogene and H Gregory Campbell of South Bend, Indiana; two grandsons, Robert and Steven Campbell; two granddaughters, Robyn Yeager and Yvonne West; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2005 at the TROSTEL- CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio with Rev. Robert Campbell officiating. Burial at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Published:9/28/2005.  Springfield Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
STANIFORD, Leroy
1950-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY-Leroy Staniford, 55, of Boons Camp, died Friday, Sept.30, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 8, 1950, in Johnson County, he was a son of Junior and Della Perry Staniford. STANIFORD, Leroy          55  Jun.08 1950    Sep.30 2005       Survivors include two sons, Eddie Staniford of Van Lear, and Waylon Staniford of California; a daughter, Stacey Staniford of Kentucky; two brothers, Fred Staniford of Williamsport, and Roger Staniford of Boons Camp; two sisters, Brenda Mollette of Proctorville, Ohio, and Debbie Lemaster of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 2, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Claude Mollette officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.05 2005

   
STAPLETON, Virgil Edgar
1913-2005
Virgil Edgar Stapleton, 92, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 24, 1913, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Armintre Johnson Stapleton. He was a WW II veteran and a member of Van Lear Masonic Lodge #885 F & AM. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Christina Wetzel Stapleton. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Kaye Stapleton of Van Lear; and a brother, Dick Stapleton of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Van Lear Masonic Lodge #885 F & AM conducted services Monday. DAV Chapter 18, Auxier conducted services at the cemetery. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.09 2005

   
THOMPSON, Diana Kathrine
1963-2005
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Diana Kathrine Thompson, 42, of Lowmansville, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at her residence. Born March 11, 1963, at Louisa, she was a daughter of Graydon and Diana Thompson of Lowmansville. She attended the Church of God. Additional survivors include three sisters, Linda Faye Fairchild, Margaret Marie McCloud, and Barbara Lowe, all of Lowmansville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with Rev. Paul Cox officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery, Little Mud Lick, Johnson County, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.09 2005

    
TRIMBLE, Davis Reed Jr.
1946-2005
Age: 58
Davis Reed Trimble Jr., 58, of Van Lear, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 at his residence. Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Paintsville, he was a son of Mary Elizabeth Fairchild Trimble and Davis Reed Trimble Sr. He was a salesman with Kelly Chevrolet, Paintsville. Additional survivors include his wife, Linda Joyce Burchett Trimble of Van Lear; a daughter, Amy Trimble of Rousseau; a stepson, Shane Tyler Boyd of Van Lear; two brothers, Jackie Dean Trimble of Paintsville, and Robert Paul Trimble of Meally; and three sisters, Virginia Bruce Pelphrey of New Carlisle, Ohio, Janie Howard of Nicholasville, and Debra Lynn Ward of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Reed Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.28 2005

  
WARD, Phyllis J. (Wilcox)
1936-2005
 Funeral services were held Saturday, September 3, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Phyllis J. Wilcox Ward, 69, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, August 31 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center of Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born April 21, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Rosa Saddler Wilcox. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Russell Ward. Surviving are one son, Jimmy Ray Ward of Herndon, Va.; one daughter, Bonnie Sue Ward Travis of Van Lear, Ky.; three brothers, Charles and Gayland Wilcox, both of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Cliff Wilcox of West Van Lear, Ky.; one sister, Kathleen Berry of Paintsville, Ky.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Mark Tackett, 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 Sep.07 2005

   
WELLS, Hattie Wraye (Dixon)
1939-2005
Hattie Wraye Wells, 66, of Raccoon, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born April 16, 1939, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Jenny Daniel Dixon. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Wells. Survivors include her husband, Harold T. Lamont; three daughters, Liddie Renee Justice of Raccoon, Linda Ham of Milton, W.Va., and Cora Louise Picklesimer of Sitka; three brothers, Walter Dixon and Raymond Dixon, both of Tampa, Fla., and Chester Dixon of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Roseann Dow of Tampa, and Flora Osborne of Paintsville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Willard "Red" Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Osborne Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501. Big Sandy News


    
WILLIAMS, Heath Gregory
1967-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, 11 a.m. at the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home for Heath Gregory Williams, 38, of Clearfield, Ky., who passed away Thursday, September 15 at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. Mr. Williams was born January 27, 1967 in Dayton, Ohio, son of Moody Glenn Williams and Vicky Caudill White. He was the manager of the Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy in Paintsville and was in the process of opening a Spanky McDoogles restaurant in Morehead. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Julie Burch Williams of Clearfield; his 2-year-old son, Dalton Heath Williams; his father, Moody Glenn (Ramona) Williams of Lewis County; his mother, Vicky Caudill (Jim) White of Morehead; one brother, Steve Williams of Morehead; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Paula Burch of Louisville. The service was officiated by Wade Littleton, with burial following in the New Alfrey Cemetery at Farmers, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home of Morehead, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.14 2005

   
   
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ADAMS, Roger L.
1936-2005
Roger L. Adams, 69, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 24, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Toy and Dora Lemaster Adams. He was a teacher with the Boyd County School System and member of First United Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Adams. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Conley Adams of Paintsville; a son, Toy Ray Adams of Paintsville; two sisters, Betty Baldridge and Barbara Auxier, both of Paintsville; and two grandsons. Memorial services will be at a later date. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.02 2005

      
ALLEN, Victoria A. (Trimble)
1924-2005
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 5 at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky., for Victoria A. Allen, 81, of Louisville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, October 2 2005 at Caritas Medical Center. Mrs. Allen was born January 16, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Rexford R. and Bertha Blanton Trimble. She graduated from Flat Gap High School in 1941, and was a graduate of Mayo State Vocational School and a Kentucky Colonel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Allen; an infant daughter, Carla Louise Trimble; and one brother, Rexford R. Trimble Jr. Surviving are one brother, John H. (Ruth) Trimble of Ashland, Ky.; two sisters, Betty Jo Burchett of Louisville, Ky., and Anna Martha (O.D.) Williams of Columbus, Ohio; four nephews, two nieces, three great-nephews, five great-nieces and one great-great-niece; and Judy Wachtel, a member of her extended family. Burial was in the Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Owen Funeral Home of Louisville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.19 2005

    
BAILEY, Iva (Preston)
1915-2005
Iva Bailey, 89, of Ashland, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 at Woodland Oaks Nursing Facility, Ashland. Born Nov. 28, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Langely and Dolla Dixon Preston. She was a member of Burnaugh Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Hestil Borders and Joe Lee Bailey. Survivors include a son, Charles Borders of Columbus, Ohio; two step- sons, Joe Dean Bailey and Bob Bailey, both of Martin; two daughters, Alice Rohr of Ashland, and Wanda Sue Burns of Richmond; three sisters, Erie Brown of Wittensville, Mary Lusk of Ashland, and Hermalee Lemaster of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 15, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Pete Miller officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery, Wittensville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.19 2005

   
BALDWIN, Elder Mitchell
1934-2005
Elder Mitchell Baldwin, 71, of West Liberty, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at his residence. Born June 22, 1934, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ray and Dicie Alice Hitchcock Baldwin. Survivors include his wife, Peggy May Baldwin of West Liberty; two sons, Ricky Edward Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio, and David Allen Baldwin of Hager Hill; five daughters, Janie Carol Haddix and Lisa Michelle Baldwin, both of West Liberty, Debra Yvonne Davis and Sandra Alice Rogan, both of Urbana, Ohio, and Rhonda Woods of Lakeview, Ohio; a brother, James Earl Baldwin of Leander; three sisters, Mary Louise Blair and Thelma Daniels, both of Denver, and Jewell Spradlin of Manassa, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 28, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jim Lemaster, Hobert Pack and Gene May officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.28 2005

 
BARKER, Valda (Ratliff)
1941-2005
Valda Barker, 64, of Lowmansville, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 21, 1941, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Thelbert Lacy Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Barker. Survivors include a stepson, Robert Barker of Hager Hill; two daughters, Donna Gaines of Columbus, Ohio, and Debra Teel of New York; a step-daughter, Teressa Horn of Hager Hill; two brothers, Warren Ratliff and Donald Ratliff, both of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Teressa Rhoannon and Rhonda Marshall, both of Dayton; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 28, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley and Tim Salyer officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Staffords-ville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.28 2005

   
BOLEN, Jackie "Peanut" Jr.
1976-2005
Jackie "Peanut" Bolen Jr., 29, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at his residence. Born June 28, 1976, in Johnson County, he was a son of Marilyn Minix and Jackie Bolen, Sr. Additional survivors include three brothers, James Bolen and Hack Sizemore, both of Salyersville, and Bob Sizemore of Inez; and three sisters, Sheila Russell and Lisa Jenkins, both of Salyersville, and Fran Kelsey of Oil Springs. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Coon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.19 2005

   
BUTCHER, Larry Keith
1945-2005
Larry Keith Butcher, 60, of Williamsport, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 in Louisville. Born Feb. 5, 1945, in Johnson County, he was a son of Lorena Roberts and the late Herschell Butcher. He was a U.S. veteran, who received a Purple Heart Medal. Additional survivors include a son, Larry Butcher, Jr., of Hawaii; three daughters, Candace Arnold of Sitka, Lorena Butcher and Meghan Butcher, both of Paintsville; a brother, Charles Butcher of Catlettsburg; three sisters, JoAnn Music of Meally, Patty Stainaker of Lexington, and Billie Morales of Florida; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Herschell Butcher Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CANTRELL, Mary Lou  (Bailey)
1937-2005
Mary Lou Cantrell, 68, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 2, 1937, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late John and Sissy Colvin Bailey. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Ireland Cantrell of Oil Springs; a daughter, Vickie Kelly of Oil Springs; a brother, Vernon Bailey of Springfield; two sisters, Drexel Gillim of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Fern Williams of Springfield; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 16, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Buster Blanton and John R. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.19 2005

   
CASTLE, Elmer Gervin
1934-2005
MARION, OHIO Elmer Gervin Castle, 71, Marion, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at James Cancer Hospital. Born Feb. 11, 1934, in Thealka, Ky., he was the son of the late Elmer and Magdaline LeMaster. On Nov. 7, 1958, in Boons Camp, Ky., he married Bonnie (Ward) Castle; she survives in Marion. He retired from the Marion Power Shovel, worked in maintenance at MedCenter Hospital and was a self-employed carpet layer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of Prospect Street United Methodist Church. He had lived in Marion for 44 years. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, Jamie Gervin Castle; a granddaughter, Chandler; two brothers, Gail Castle of Marion, Paul Pendleton of Sagamore Hills. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Castle and Sandy Cluff-Janin. The funeral is 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Prospect Street United Methodist Church with the Revs. Joseph Miller and R.J. Davis officiating. Burial is in Caledonia Cemetery. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Boyd Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Street United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Marion Ohio Date: October 20, 2005


CHANDLER, William
1949-2005
William Chandler, 56, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born July 14, 1949, in Johnson County, he was a son of Biddy Slusher and the late Richard Chandler. He was a U.S. veteran. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Melinda McKenzie Chandler of Van Lear; four sons, William Richard Chandler of Littleton, Colo., Aaron Joshua Akers, Justin Ray Chandler and Clyde Curtis Chandler, all of Van Lear; two daughters, Ginger Dawn Forsythe of Tyler, Texas, and Audrey Lorraine Akers of Richmond; two brothers, Gordon Leon Chandler of Lexington, and Roger Chandler of Roann, Ind.; two sisters, Kathy Branham and Debbie Chandler, both of Van Lear; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church, Van Lear, with Jerry Scott officiating. Chapter 18 DAV of Auxier will conduct military services at the cemetery. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News

     
COLLINS, Beverly F. (Short)
1956-2005
Beverly F. Collins, 48, of Van Lear, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Staffordsville. Born Nov. 4, 1956, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Virginia Schroeder and the late Tom Short. Survivors include her husband, Danny Collins of Van Lear; a son, Eddie Collins of Montana; a step-brother, Tommy Short of Ashland; a daughter, Christie Meek of Nippa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at Van Lear Enterprize Baptist Church with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.21 2005

     
CONLEY, Mollie Jane
1910-2005
Mollie Jane Conley, 95, of Salyersville, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 8, 1910, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Cynthia E. Conley. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors include a sister, Imagene Conley of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 31, at Magoffin Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Phillip Kazee officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Falcon, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
COOPER, Jewell Stinson Salyer
1914-2005
Jewell Stinson Salyer Cooper passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 in Ashland, Ky., at the Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. Jewell was born August 30, 1914, the 10th child of Rufus and Rissa Lyons Stinson of Flat Gap, Ky. She was a life-long resident of Paintsville, Ky., and was preceded in death by two husbands, Stanley H. Salyer and R.T. “Tommy” Cooper; four brothers, Albert, Ross, French, and Jim Stinson; five sisters, Carrie Gerald, Minnie Conley, Greta Stinson, and twins, Goldie Williams Boggs and Sylvia Malone; a grandson, Paul William Ward; and two sons-in-law, Charles William Ward and Edward “Ned” Bib. Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughter, Rometa Sue Salyer Ward Bibb of Ashland, Ky., with whom she had lived for the past year; two grandsons, Jeffery Mark Ward and wife Debbie of Olive Hill, Ky., and Patrick Charles Ward and wife Jessica of Ashland, Ky.; a step-grandson, Bruce Palmer and wife Mandy of Olive Hill, Ky.; two great-granddaughters, twins Shandi Shae and Kodi Kae Ward of Ashland, Ky.; one step-great-granddaughter, Christina Palmer of Olive Hill, Ky.; three great- grandsons, Korey, Kasey, and Chase Ward; two great-great-grandchildren, Zoie Ward and Liam Palmer; and several nieces and nephews. Jewell was a member of the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church and attended the Paintsville Church of God and Grace Nazarene Church in Ashland, Ky. Jewell will be remembered for her precious loving spirit to everone who knew her, and was a hard worker all her life. Her favorite pastimes were quilting and canning to share with her family and friends. She was the perfect mother and grandmother, known as “Granny” to the grandchildren who loved her dearly. Her faith in God will be her legacy to all her family. What better gift to leave her loved ones than to know she is now with Jesus. She would say to each one, “Come see me in my new home.” Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Paintsville Funeral Home, officiated by the Revs. Dan Heberlan and Richard Suman. Pallbearers were Jeffery Ward, Patrick Ward, Chase Ward, Kasey Ward, Bruce Palmer, and Bert Williams. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Nov.09 2005

     
CRIDER, Mae (Branham) (Maynard)
1911-2005
Mae Maynard Crider, 94, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at her residence. Born Oct. 17, 1911, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Anna Lee Osbourne Branham. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by husbands, John Elbert Maynard and Sam L. Crider. Survivors include two sons, Fred Maynard of Norco, Calif., and John Maynard of Maury City, Tenn.; two daughters, Nells Ruth Marple of Columbus, Ohio, and Laura Jane Nielsen of Newman, Ga.; a sister, Edna Mash of Columbus; 31 grandchildren; 56 great- grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Branham Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
DUTTON, Opal Irene (Walters)
1923-2005
Opal Irene Walters Dutton, 82, of Wellington, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at EMH Hospital, Elyria, Ohio. Born March 18, 1923, in Boons Camp, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Edna Sammons Walters. Survivors include her husband, Paul Dutton of Wellington; a son, James Paul Dutton of Wakeman, Ohio; a daughter, Darlene Dutton Sallee of Elyria; two brothers, James Lawrence Walters of Boons Camp, and Arnold Walters of Elyria; a sister, Ocilene Lewis of Thelma; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Highland Memorial Park, with Billy J. White officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Friends may call at Ramey Branch Church Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. - noon. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2005

    
ESTEP, Glen
1912-2005
Glen Estep, 93, of Springfield, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 at Ridgewood Nursing Home, Springfield. Born Feb. 25, 1912, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Elzie and Savannah Rachael Estep. He was an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Madge Estep of Springfield; a daughter, Sophia Newhart of Fairborn; two sons, Elzie G. Estep of Lewistown, Ohio and Harold Estep of Springfield; a step-daughter, Julia of Michigan; a brother, Lundie Estep of Paintsville; a sister, Myrtle Burchett of Paintsville; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Euel McKenzie and Lowell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
ESTEPP, Lundie
1915-2005
Lundie Estepp, 90, of Thealka, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Jan. 30, 1915, in Kerz, he was a son of the late Sam and Rosa Salyers Estepp. He was a night watchman with the Johnson County Road Department, and a member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Della Marie Estepp. Survivors include a son, Lundie Estepp Jr. of Portsmouth, Ohio; a daughter, Alice Baldwin of Little River, S.C.; two sisters, Alka Arms of Barnetts Creek, and Jewell Ramey of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 9, at Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
FAIRCHILD, Margie
1920-2005
Margie Fairchild, 85, of Flat Gap, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 at Mtn. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 2, 1920, in Low Gap, she was a daughter of the late James and Lou Howard Fairchild. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Shelby Spradlin of Flat Gap; two sisters, Mae LeMaster of West Liberty, and Maltie Blair of Winchester; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elder Kenny Pelphrey and Rev. Steve Slone officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.28 2005

    
FRALEY, Bonnie Sue (Woody)
1935-2005
Bonnie Sue Woody Fraley, 70, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Weeksbury, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005 at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 15, 1935, at Weeksbury, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Chritabel Bradford Woody. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Worship Center, Spring Hill, La. Survivors include her husband, Glenn T. Woody; a daughter, Glenda Denise Speer of Bellingham, Wash.; two brothers, Lloyd Woody of Weeksbury and Darrell Woody of Logan, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.16 2005

   
FERGUSON, Farrell C.
1920-2005
Farrell C. Ferguson, 85, of Keaton, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 at his residence. Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Nelson David and Maxie Bailey Ferguson. He was an oil field worker with Ashland Oil and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara E. Ferguson. Survivors include his wife, Bernice McKenzie Ferguson of Keaton; a son, Michael N. Ferguson of Keaton; a sister, Ilene Salyers of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HAMILTON, Orville Lee
1941-2005
Orville Lee Hamilton, 63, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 8, 1941, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Orville and Gladys Wells Hamilton. He served two terms as superintendent of the Johnson County School System totaling 20 years and spanning four decades. He was a graduate of Paintsville High School, Fork Union Military Academy and Eastern Kentucky University. He was a classroom teacher, director of the National Youth Corp. Program for Paintsville School System, and secretary of Kentucky Educational Development Cooperation. He was a small businessman including real estate and land development, restaurateur, mobile home sales and coal mining. Survivors include his wife, Danna Gambill Hamilton of Paintsville; a son, Orville L. Hamilton of Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Frank L. Hamilton of Wittensville, and Clarence Douglas Hamilton of Nippa; and one grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Johnson Central High School, Paintsville, with Pastor John Boyd officiating. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnson County Board of Education Scholarship Fund by contacting Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-4212. Big Sandy News

    
HOLBROOK, Charles "Red"
1925-2005
Charles "Red" Holbrook, 80, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 4, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Alta and Eliza Ramey Holbrook. He was a factory worker. Survivors include a brother, Harry Holbrook of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Butcher Hollow, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2005

   
HOSKINS, Eula (Arnett)
1918-2005
Eula Arnett Hoskins, 87, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 23, 1918, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Greely and Rosa Craft Arnett. She was a homemaker and a member of Stinson United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Morris Hoskins. Survivors include a son, John Edward Hoskins of Catlettsburg; four daughters, Joyce Ann Lemaster of Salyersville, Doris Gene Patrick and Lois Faye Gullett, both of Morehead; and Dixie Rose Hunley of Catlettsburg; nine grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 9, at Stinson United Baptist Church with Mike Blanton and Joe Carroll officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Lakeville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2005

    
JOHNSON, Willa Faye (Ward)
1929-2005
Willa Faye Johnson, 76, of Weeksbury, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at McDowell Appalachian Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 19, 1929, at Meally, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Mary Plummer Ward. She was a homemaker and member of Eastern Star, Wheelwright, and was a member of Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Carlos, Hobert and Henry Ward; and four sisters, Bernice Gibson, Ruby Boyd, Goldie Hayes and Nell Foster. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Johnson; a son, Danny C. Johnson of Wittensville; a daughter, Wanda Marie Little of Lincoln Park, Mich.; two half- brothers, James Ward of Meally and Bobby Ward of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Lucille McDowell of Peachtree, Ga.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 31, at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in Popular Grove Cemetery, Weeksbury, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News

   
JONES, Robert
1929-2005
Robert Jones, 75, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at his residence. Born Nov. 25, 1929, in Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Littleton Henry and Cynthia Salyers Jones. He was a maintenance supervisor with Mayo Vocational Technical School. Survivors include his wife, Betty Stapleton Jones of Flat Gap; step-mother, Anna Lee Jones of Louisa; a daughter, Elizabeth Alice Caudill of Nicholasville; three sons, Robert Gene Jones Jr. of Catlettsburg, Billy Eugene Jones of Pensacola, Fla., and John Leslie Jones of Flat Gap; four brothers, Willis Jones and Giddie Jones, both of Lima, Ohio, Paul Jones of Michigan, and Sherman Tackett Jr. of Staffordsville; four sisters, Lillie Mae Holbrook, Rose Mary Jones, Kaye Jones, and Erma Lee Jones, all of Louisa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Wendell Ison, Johnny Estep, Gary Blanton, and Robert Blanton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
JOSEPH, Coachie
1963-2005
Coachie Joseph, 41, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Oct. 4 2005. Born Oct. 22, 1963, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Coachie and Fannie Risner Joseph. He was a union carpenter, truck driver, and member of Licking River Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a sister, June Joseph. Survivors include his wife, Garliena Lovely Joseph of Salyersville; two sons, Coachie Joseph III and Evan Wiley Joseph; a daughter, Hailee Jewell Joseph; three brothers, Tommy Joseph and Bobby Joseph, both of Royalton, and Wiley Joseph of Louisa; and two sisters, Anetha Dixon and Melissa Reed, both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with David Profitt officiating. Burial will be in Joseph Cemetery, Mason, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
JUSTICE, Quentin Rosevelet
1922-2005
Quentin Rosevelet Justice, 83, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Jan. 17, 1922, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Malcolm Finis and Elsie Charles Justice. He was retired from South Central Bell and was a WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Justice; and a sister, Lucille Pruitt. Survivors include his wife, Annette Donaldson Justice of Paintsville; three sons, Danny Q. Justice and John L. Justice, both of Pikeville, and Thomas D. Justice of Pasadena, Texas; a sister, Lorraine Robinson of Pikeville; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be Sunday, Oct. 16, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Don Barnett and Terry Reffett officiating, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.16 2005


KELLY, Russell "Bud"
1931-2005
Russell "Bud" V. Kelly, 74, of Louisa, died Thursday, Oct. 13 2005. Born April 6, 1931, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Russell V. and Claire Preston Kelly. He was a superintendent with Ground Breakers Cont. Company, a member of Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, and American Legion and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Nadyne Wallin Kelly of Louisa; two sons, Russell Greg Kelly and Michael Preston Kelly; two sisters, Patricia Mansfield of Powell, Ohio, and Candace Kelly of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Doug Kelly of Louisa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 16, at Smokey Valley Enterprise Church with Revs. John May, Willie Gene Hayes and Dr. James H. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.19 2005

   
KINNER, Dan Roland
1950-2005
OHIO — Dan Roland Kinner, 55, of West Salem, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio. Born July 6, 1950, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Delbert and Velma Dixon Kinner. He was a roadmaster with CSX Railroad. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Kinner. Survivors include a son, Joseph Randall Kinner of St. Augustine, Fla.; two daughters, Gina Monroe and Melissa Kinner, both of Eldersburg, Md.; a brother, Don Kinner of Paintsville; two sisters, Ada Stepp of Inez, and Bertha Webb of West Van Lear; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
LEMASTER, Marvin
1935-2005
Marvin Lemaster, 69, of Vancouver, Wash., died Sunday, Oct.30 2005. Born Nov. 4, 1935, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Virgil and Rebecca Lemaster. He was a U.S. Marine and Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Barry Lemaster of California; a daughter, Linda Lemaster of California; three brothers, Bobby Lemaster and Paul Lemaster, both of Indiana, and Dallas Lemaster of Flat Gap; and a sister, Marlene Gibbons of Lexington. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements.  Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.02 2005

       
MCFADDIN, Bruce Denton
1940-2005
Bruce Denton McFaddin, son of Frank Ramey McFaddin and Elizabeth Dills, husband of Sandra Louise Bauer. APEX - On Oct. 21, 2005, Bruce surrendered to a valiant 10-year fight with Parkinson's and related neurological conditions. He is proudly survived by his wife of 45 years, the love of his life, Sandy, of Apex; two sons and 4 grandchildren; son Robert of Kernersville, children Amanda and Tad McFaddin and their mother, Darlene Jones of Greensboro and son, Thomas and wife, Susan and children Stephen and Kacie McFaddin of Apex. He will also be greatly missed by his two faithful companions Lucky and Dusty. Bruce , born Dec. 14, 1940, was one of three children of the late Frank and Elizabeth Dills McFaddin of Tipp City, Ohio. He is survived by his brother, Don McFadden and wife Barb and sister Judy Long, all of Huber Heights, Ohio. Bruce was born in Paintsville, Kentucky and grew up in Dayton, Ohio where he achieved success in the printing industry. He moved to Greensboro, in 1988 and continued his career in printing for Sara Lee in Winston-Salem. Through the years Bruce positively influenced many people. In his early years he taught his profession at the college level. During his adult years he was active in the church and enjoyed being an usher. He will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him as the person who put "gentle" in the word gentleman. Bruce had many passions that enriched his life. Among them was bowling with his friends in the senior league, golfing with his buddies and nourishing his love of art with his painting and drawing. Above all, Bruce took great pride in his family. He and Sandy cherished every moment they shared, taking every opportunity to travel, visit with family, and vacation in places guaranteed to leave lifelong memories. His grandchildren were the delight of his life. He was able to share their many experiences and watch them grow into beautiful young adults. His sons generated his greatest pride, his oldest having served active duty in the US Air Force and his youngest having served active duty in the US Navy. At this time of sorrow the family reflects on the many joys he brought to us and others and the wonderful memories he created. We are thankful to have been a part of his life and we celebrate his new beginning in heaven. We would like to thank the many people who supported us through this long journey, especially Dr. Samuel Blackwell and staff at Peak Family Medicine, Hospice and the wonderful volunteers from Hospice and The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. A memorial service will be held at Capital Funeral Home, 2205 E Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609, on Sunday at 6 p.m. with visitation to follow. Donations can be made to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving, 975 Walnut St., Suite 311, Cary, NC, 27511; Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., Fourth Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605; or to the Animal Compassion Network, PO Box 1704, Skyland, NC 28776. Submitted By: Donnie Hazel

    
MELVIN, Louise (Dutton)
1921-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Louise Dutton Melvin, 84, of Lexington, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington. Born Aug. 9, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Emma Ward Dutton. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors include a son, Carl M. Melvin of Lexington; a daughter, Janet M. Royer of Lexington; four brothers, Paul Dutton, Gene Dutton, and Mitchell Dutton, all of Ohio, and Walter Howard Dutton of Martin County; two grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Paul Dutton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
PENIX, Joe Garland
1922-2005
Joe Garland Penix, 83, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 5, 1922, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John C. and Stella Dutton Penix. He was a retired coal miner for 30 years. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nadean Penix Day; and a son, Joe Penix. Survivors include his wife, Swanee Mollette Penix of Wittensville; three sons, George Penix of Wabash, Ind., Marty Lee Penix of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Stephen Penix of Hager Hill; two daughters, Christine Watson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Eloise Wright of Louisa; a brother, Port Penix of Wabash; 15 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Glen Penix, Claude Mollette and Kenny Preece officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
ROSE, Addie Mae (Tincher)
1908-2005
Addie Mae Rose, 96, of Keaton, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 21, 1908, in Ida May, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha Evans Tincher. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Chilton Rose. Survivors include a son, Fred Rose of Keaton; three daughters, Maureen McFaddin of Paintsville, Mary Martha Rose of Lexington, and Elizabeth Ann Rose of Frankfort; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Ellis Hamilton, Willlard Bailey, and Harold Keaton officiating. Burial was in Rose-Mullins Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
ROWLAND, Virginia (Woods)
1917-2005
Virginia Rowland, 88, of Salyersville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born July 7, 1917, in Clearfield, she was a daughter of the late John and Birtha Mae Williams Woods. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eckell Powell Rowland; and two sons, Hurst Rowland and Homer Rowland. Survivors include three sons, Sammie J. Rowland of Somerset, Texas, Wendell Rowland of Bitley, Mich., and Michael Rowland of Redbush; two daughters, Zelalee Keaton of Louisa, and Mary McCoy of Louisville; a sister, Blanche Wood of Louisville; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at Red Bush Enterprise Church with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery, Redbush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.21 2005

     
RUDD, Neva Lucille (Arnett)
1961-2005
Neva Lucille Arnett Rudd, 43, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 26, 1961, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Georgette Conley Arnett and the late Eston Arnett. She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Worship Center. Survivors include two daughters, Traci Rae Rudd of Salyersville, and Laci Jade Pennington; a sister, Anna Kay Barker of Ashland; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Cemetery, Oakley, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.13 2005

   
RUNYON, Janet Sue (Howard)
1938-2005
Janet Sue Runyon, 67, of Paintsville, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 15, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Herma Lee Baldwin Howard. She was a retired registered nurse. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Runyon. Survivors include her husband, William H. Runyon of Paintsville; two sons, Bill Mike Runyon of Paintsville and Jerry Thomas Runyon of Tutor Key; three brothers, Wendell Howard and Tucker Howard, both of Paintsville, and Paul Malone of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Vivian Carol Montgomery and Debbie Stephens, both of Paintsville, Betty Morgan of Hillsboro, Ohio, Sheila Pickle of Oil Springs, and Sherry Crum of Staffordsville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 6, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Justin Williams and Danny Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Veterans Referral Center of Paintsville by contacting the funeral home at (606) 789-8989. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.05 2005

    
SALYER, Michael Don
2005-2005
Michael Don Salyer, infant son of Michael L. and Elizabeth Wireman Salyer of Gunlock, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He was born Monday, Oct. 31, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Additional survivors in-clude a sister, Donelle Cheyenne Wireman of Gunlock; paternal grandparents, Sharon and Adam Arnett, and Terry Salyer; and maternal grandparents, Donal and Dorsie Wireman. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ondie Wireman officiating. Burial was in Wireman Cemetery, Gunlock, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.02 2005

     
SALYERS, Tina Manns
1974-20056
Tina Manns Salyers, 31, of Salyersville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born March 14, 1974, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Sudell Hollers Salyers and the late Ben Salyers. Additional survivors include a son, Benjamin Curtis Howard of Salyersville; a daughter, Megan Ann Howard of Salyersville; three brothers, Tony Manns, Tommy Manns and Benji Salyers, all of Salyersville; and a sister, Tammy Howard of Salyersville. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 20, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Larry Williams and Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in Captain Powers Cemetery, Lakeville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.21 2005

      
SLONE, Willard Roger
1943-2005
Willard Roger Slone, 62, of Tutor Key, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at his residence. Born July 28, 1943, in Johnson County, he was a son of Marie Martin Slone Castle of Paintsville and the late Leroy Slone. He was a miner. Additional survivors include his wife, Sarah Hamilton Slone of Tutor Key; a son, Roger Slone of Paintsville; two daughters, Claudia Patrick of Thealka, and Holly Scurlock Coburn of Paintsville; four brothers, Roy Lee Slone of Paintsville, Bob Slone of Meally, Hubert Slone of Wittensville, and Billy Jack Slone of Louisa; three sisters, Sue Meek of Thealka, Alice VanHoose of Tutor Key, and Barbara Sammons of Wittensville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Hubert Slone and Steve Slone and Bro. Zebrum Campbell officiating. The Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 618 F& AM performed a Masonic service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
SPRADLIN, Larry Jay
1950-2005
Larry Jay Spradlin, 54, of Louisa, Lawrence Co Ky., died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 23, 1950, in Morgan County, he was a son of Reuben Spradlin and the late Rvie Burchett Davis. Additional survivors include six brothers, William Spradlin of West Van Lear, Donald Spradlin, Frank Spradlin, Michael Spradlin, all of Louisa, Ronald Spradlin of Thealka, and Robert Burchett of Flat Gap; a half-brother, Clarence Ray Spradlin of West Virginia; and two sisters, Connie Conley and Teresa Childers, both of Louisa. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 6, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Shane Spradlin and Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Paint Valley Memorial Gardens, Crockett, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
SUBLETT, Innis (Wilcox)
1924-2005
Innis Wilcox Sublett, 80, of Louisa, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Dec. 15, 1924, in Thealka, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Sally Taylor Wilcox. She was a maintenance supervisor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Sublett; two brothers, Rosco Wilcox and George Robert Wilcox; and two sisters, Hazel Wilcox and Faye Wilcox. Survivors include three brothers, Rev. Willard Wilcox of Greenville, Tenn., Ray Wilcox of Louisa, and Isom Wilcox of Akron, Ohio; and two sisters, Angie Cantrell of Ermine, and Frances Perry of Dayton. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Perry Cemetery, River, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.02 2005

      
TACKETT, Harold W.
1925-2005
TACKETT, Harold W. 80, of Red Bridge Road, Peebles, Ohio, died 6:08 p.m. Friday at Springfield Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. He was born June 24, 1925 in Paintsville, Kentucky, a son of the late Simon and Gillia Blanton Tackett. Surviving are one son, Stanley Harold (Anne) Tackett of Jasper, Ohio, two daughters, Linda (Mickey) Blanken of Peebles, Ohio, and Patty Nibert of South Charleston, Ohio, one step-daughter, Vicki (Preston) Smith of Springfield, Ohio, nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, four brothers, Harry (Jarnetia) Tackett of Jamestown, Ohio, Delbert (Jane) Tackett of Cedarville, Ohio, Melvin (Marge) Tackett of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Donald (Beverly) Tackett of Peebles, Ohio, and two sisters, Myrtle (the late Ernest) Leeth and Emojane (Paul) Leeth both of Piketon, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his first wife Frances Louderback Tackett , his second wife Judith Jones Tackett, one daughter, Joyce Abrams, four brothers, Oakel, Wayne, Johney, and Andy Tackett, and two sisters, Ola VanMeter, and Evelyn Litteral. Harold was a retired truck driver for the Howard Sober Transport Company, of Springfield, Ohio was a member of Teamsters Local 654 of Springfield, was an Army veteran of World War II, and attended Fairview Church and Smith Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at the Smith Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union with Rev. Doug Campbell and Rev. Donald Tackett officiating, Burial will follow in Gardner Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association, or the American Red Cross hurricane relief fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the BOTKIN FUNERAL HOME in Waverly, Ohio. Published: 10/29/2005.

    
WARD, Herman
1932-2005
Herman Ward, 73, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away in his home Monday, October 3, 2005. he was born July 13, 1932 in Meally, Kentucky to the late Bass and Zelda Preston Ward. Herman retired from the Post Office. He was the owner of the Melody restaurant which was located in Enon. He was a member of the Maimi Valley United Baptist Church, attended Freewill Baptist Church, and was a member of Masonic Lodge 421 in Yellow Springs. He is survived by his wife Connie Ward of Glendale, Arizona , a son, Kevin ( Kathleen ) Ward of Enon, three grandchildren, Kelsey, Austin, Kristen ; two brothers, Arby and J. C. Ward , a stepdaughter, Lorraine ( Craig ) McGowan , a step-son, Paul ( Melissa ) Langley, seven step-grandchildren and numerous family and friends. Herman was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Rosie Ward, a daughter, Teresa Ward, and a satep-son, Michael Langley. Burial will follow the service in Enon Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday in Adkin s Funeral Home, 7055 Dayton Road, Enon.

    
WEBB, Isabella Faith
2005-2005
Isabella Faith Webb, infant daughter of Frankie Daniel and Terry Howell Webb of Lancer, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was born Thursday, Oct. 20, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Frank Lee and Teresa Webb; maternal grandparents, Gary Neil and Kathy Howell; maternal great-grandmother, Lois Calhoun, and paternal great-grandmother, Erma Webb. Graveside funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 22, at Music Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

       
WELLS, Phillip
1955-2005
Phillip Wells, 50, of Van Lear, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at his residence. Born Feb. 28, 1955, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Minnie Sue and Charles Wells Sr. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Wells. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Jason Wells of David, and Cody Michael Nelson of West Virginia; a daughter, Darla Jarvis of Paintsville; two step-daughters, Dawn Michelle Spaulding of West Virginia, and Lisa Ann Patrick of McDowell; a brother, Charles R. Wells of Van Lear; a sister, Lisa Gaye Horn of Louisa; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with David Wells officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Sycamore Creek, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
WELLS, Willa Dean (Honeycutt)
1940-2005
Willa Dean Wells, 65, of Van Lear, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James and Darcus Bowling Honeycutt. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Jefferson Wells. Survivors include three sons, Virgil A. Wells of Thelma, Brad Wells of Paintsville, and Troy Wells of Van Lear; six daughters, Cammy Holbrook of Flat Gap, Dedra Lynn Johnson of Prestonsburg, Shrylene Fairchild of Staffordsville, Chris Ann Nelson of Prestonsburg, Kimberly Rose Hall of Knott County, and Stacy Sadie Wells Allen of Hager Hill; two brothers, James Honeycutt of Sitka, and Delmas Honeycutt of Auxier; a sister, Maxine Keen of Johns Creek; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 28, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ted Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.28 2005

       
WILLIAMS, Mary Pauline (Kazee)
1920-2005
Mary Pauline Williams, age 84, of Paintsville, Kentucky, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005. Mrs. Williams was born November 15, 1920, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Edgar P. and Flossie Kazee. She was preceded in death by her three brothers and two sisters, Howard Kazee, Billy Gene "Cody" Kazee, Deward Kazee, Dorothy Paul, and Margaret Mason. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth Williams; her son and daughter- in-law, Kenneth and Peggy Williams, Jr.; her son, Gary Williams; her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Artie Johnson; her brother, Robert Kazee; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Williams, Brad Williams, and Leya Collins. Mrs. Williams worked in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. during World War II. She worked for more than 20 years in the Johnson County Circuit Clerk's office, retiring in 1977. She was a loving and caring mother and will be sadly missed by her many family members and friends. Visitation was at the Paintsville Funeral Home Thursday, from 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday 1 p.m. at the Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery of Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church by calling (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.16 2005


WYNN, Carl Woodrow
1916-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Carl Woodrow Wynn, 89, of Paintsville, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 8, 1916, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Paulgus and Della Cheek Wynn. He was a construction worker. He was also preceded in death by a son, Carl Martin Wynn; and a daughter, Carolyn Jo Auxier. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Wheeler Wynn of Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Reffett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News



NOVEMBER - 2005

BLAIR, Uel Blair
1920-2005
Uel Blair, 85, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005 at his residence. Born Jan. 14, 1920, in Denver, he was a son of the late Harlan and Rosalee Caudill Blair. He was a miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Virginia "Jenny" Blair. Survivors include a son, Gregory Blair of Denver; a daughter, Edith Cunagin of Hager Hill; a sister, Josephine Hitchcock of Hager Hill; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Beechwall United Baptist Church, with Elders Jerry Colvin, James R. Blair, and Douglas Ward officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.02 2005

     
BRANHAM, Joan Carol (Deskins)
1931-2005
Joan Carol Deskins Branham, 74, of Nicholasville, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 8, 1931, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Grace Hounchell Deskins. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Branham of Nicholasville; two sons, Joe Davidson Branham of Lexington, and Charles E. Branham II of Nicholasville; a daughter, Carol Ann Dixon of Jonesborough, Tenn.; two brothers, Herbert Deskins Jr. of Pikeville, and Alfred Arnold Deskins of Thealka; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dale Hunt officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


   
BROWN, Gale
1919-2005
Gale Brown, 86, of Swamp Branch, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 22, 1919, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Wesley and Cora Blanton Brown. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Clara Brown of Swamp Branch; three sons, Donald Brown and Jim Brown, both of Paintsville, and John Brown of Chelsea Mich.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 6, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with Roger Thornsbury and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2005

    
BURNS, Lula Louise (Osborne)
1915-2005
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. at the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel for Lula Louise Burns, 90, of Merrit Island, Fla., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29 at her residence. Mrs. Burns was born August 15, 1915 in Nippa, Ky., daughter of the late Walter C. and Ethel Castle Osborne. She was a member of the Poplar Plains Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Eric Thomas Burns, and two sisters, Hermalee Murphy and Ethel Marie Osborne. Surviving are her husband, John Edward Burns Sr.; one son, John Edward Burns Jr. of Avon Park, Fla.; one daughter, Dayna Elizabeth Burns Martin of Merrit Island; six brothers and sisters, Walter Clay Osborne and Goldia Adams, both of Paintsville, Ky., Ruel and David Osborne, both of Wittensville, Ky., Dorothy Rose of Newport News, Va., and Buel Osborne of Arcanum, Ohio; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Ford Hinton and Buford Cooper, with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Northcutt & Son Funeral Home of Morehead, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.07 2005

     
BUSCH, Macie (Fyffe)
1913-2005
Macie Busch, 92, Johnstown resident of 60 years, passed away in Bowling Green, Ohio on November 2, 2005. Born on August 7, 1913 to the late Cecil and Laura (Kelly) Fyffe in Flat Gap, KY. Survived by daughters, Virginia Duvall, Delores (John) Tillman and Carrie White; sons, Lowell (Mary) Busch, Bill (Kathy) Busch Larry Busch and Darrell (Linda) Busch; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Everett Busch, 3 sons Lovell, Harold "Jack" and Garry Busch, 1 sister and 5 brothers. Friends may call at CROUSE-KAUBER-SAMMONS FUNERAL HOME, Johnstown on Sunday, November 6, 2005 from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral service on Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with George Collins officiating. Burial will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.
Published:11/5/2005.

   
CANTRELL, Henry Edward
1942-2005
Henry Edward Cantrell, 63, of Sitka, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Nov. 4, 1942, in Fuget, he was a son of the late Roy and Clora Cantrell. He was a security guard, and operated a local John Deere parts store. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Cantrell. Survivors include a son, Thomas Cantrell of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Diana Moore of Riceville, and Bonita Greer of Richmond; four sisters, Sue Salyers of Delaware, Ohio, Betty Sparks and Leora Davis, both of Flat Gap, and Maxine Stambaugh of Sunbury, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 2, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.02 2005

     
CASTLE, Clyde Edward
2005
LATONIA - Clyde Edward Castle, 85, died Monday at St. Luke Hospital, Fort Thomas. He was retired from Northeast Coal Mines in Paintsville and a member of United Baptist Church, Paintsville. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Caudill Castle; son, Clyde T. Castle; daughters, Patricia Spradlin and Melissa Fryman; seven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. with services following Friday at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia. Burial will be in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Cincinnati, Ohio Date: November 9, 2005

    
COLVIN, Fred T.Sr.
1925-2005
ILLINOIS — Fred T. Colvin Sr., 79, of Decatur, Ill., formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, Nov.02, 2005 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1925, in Thealka, he was a son of the late Ray and Lizzie Mollett Colvin. He retired from Caterpillar Inc. in February of 1986 where he had worked for 38 years as a supervisor of engineering records. He was an avid golfer and a U.S. Navy WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Ray Colvin; and a sister, Lois Ann Rigsby. Survivors include his wife, Betty Colvin of Decatur; two sons, Fred T. Colvin Jr. of Alaska, and Dave Colvin of Tennessee; two daughters, Cheryl Herigodt of Freeburg, Ill., and Judy Manners of Forsyth, Ill.; a brother, Roy M. Colvin of Florida; a sister, Frances Short of Ohio; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 7, at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home, Decatur, Ill.. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. Big Sandy News

   
CONLEY, George H.
1931-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — George H. Conley, 74, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 16. 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 28, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Vern and Myrtle McFaddin Conley. He was a retired state and federal worker, a deacon with Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Odd Fellows He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford Conley, Paul Conley, and Charles Conley; and a sister, Betty Stapleton. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Castle Conley of Paintsville; a son, Jimmy George Conley of Paintsville; three brothers, Robert Earl Conley of Staffordsville, Harold Conley of Hager Hill, and Bill Conley of Meally: a sister, Joann Vanhoose of Paintsville; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 19, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, Thealka, with Gary Blair, Larry Blair and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.23 2005

   
CURTIS, Verla Mae (Wright)
1923-2005
Verla Mae Curtis, 81, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 3, 1923, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Greenberry and Margaret Angie Gambil Wright. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lundy Curtis, in 1995; a sister, Vannie Curtis; and a grandson, Roger Douglas Williams. Survivors include two daughers, Nola Keaton of Wellington, and Betty Williams of Oil Springs; three brothers, Lee Wright of Bradford, Ohio, Cecil Wright of Flemingsburg, and Willard Wright of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Berlene Wright of West Liberty, Madgie Cantrell of Piqua, Ohio, and Betty Jean Keaton of Lucasville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul E. Keaton, Frankie Williams, Sammie Reed, and Freddy Salyers officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
DANIEL, Pamela Bonney
1962-2005
Pamela Bonney Daniel, 43, of Davis Branch, Paintsville, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 12, 1962, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Mary Beshire and Ernest Brooks. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Beshire. Additional survivors include her husband, Fred Daniel of Paintsville; a daughter, Ashley Daniel of Paintsville; three sons, James Michael Daniel, Fred Daniel Jr., and Eric Daniel, all of Paintsville; a brother, James Brooks of Knoxville, Tenn; two sisters, Deborah Smith and Tammy Brooks, both of Knoxville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Childers Funeral Home Chapel, Meally, with Jimmy McKenzie and Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Daniel Family Cemetery, Davis Branch, Paintsville, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
ELDRIDGE, Maxine (Johnson)
1919-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Maxine Eldridge, 86, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 25, 1919, in Boyd County, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Addie Mae Steele Johnson. She was the former owner of Ed's Surplus Store. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed Eldridge, in 1983; and two sons, John Eldridge and Jimbo Eldridge. Survivors include a son, Edgar L. Eldridge of Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, Junior Womack of Wittensville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 10, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick, Drew Martin, and Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
ESTEP, Arville
1937-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arville Estep, 68, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at his residence. Born March 12, 1937, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late William and Susie McCarty Estep. He was a concrete truck driver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Estep, in January 2005. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Castle of Nippa; four brothers, Jack Estep and Earl Estep, both of Thelma, and Gene Estep of Ohio and Vonelle Estep of Arizona; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 21, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Donald Ray Caudill and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.23 2005

     
GOODIN Ella J.(Cox)
1921-2005
Ella J. Goodin, 83, Albany, passed away Thursday November 24, 2005 at Kimes Convalescant Center, Athens, Ohio from complications following surgery. Born December 14, 1921 in Johnson County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Catherine A. Cox. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Charles Devena of San Antonio, TX; a grandson, Michael Devena; and a sister, Louise Salyer of Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Marilyn Dalton of Athens; and homemakers of Athens Co. Dept. of Job & Family Services. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands Charles Devena and Arthur Goodin, brother Marion Issac Cox and sisters Amanda Mae Hawk, Cora Lee and Hazel Cox. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at BIGONY-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Raymond L. Salyer officiating and burial in Alexander Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 noon till time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43201. Published:12/4/2005.  Submitted By:Connie Spurlock

     
GRIFFITH, Doris (Lockwood)
1921-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m. at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, Ky., for Doris Lockwood Griffith, 84, formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, November 8 2005 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home in Warren, Pa. Mrs. Griffith was born April 2, 1921 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Bernard G. and Bessie Turman Lockwood. She and her husband owned and operated several businesses in Paintsville, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse “Tuffy” Griffith; one son, Jesse Griffith Jr.; and two brothers and one sister. Surviving are one daughter, Marna (David) Steinhauser of Pittsfield, Pa.; two brothers, Vernon Lockwood of Lexington, Ky., and Paul Lockwood of Paintsville, Ky.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Kenneth G. Vaughn, with burial in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.11 2005

     
GRIM, Flossie Grim
1915-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, November 7, 10 a.m. at the Springfield Enterprise Baptist Church in Springfield, Ohio, for Flossie Grim, 90, of South Charleston, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, November 3. Mrs. Grim was born November 3, 1915 in Kerz, Ky., daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Sarah Miranda Daniels Vanhoose. She was a member of the Springfield Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Grim; one son, Glenvell Grim; and one daughter-in-law, Patricia Grim. Surviving are five sons, Ronald Lee (Sandy), Gary Dean (Nellie), Larry Gene (Marlene), and Wendell (Debbie), and Glendell Grim ; seven brothers; and 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Jay Burchwell, with burial following in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home of Springfield, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Nov.09 2005

    
HANNAH, Kenneth
1927-2005
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., at Morrow Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio, for Kenneth Hannah, 78, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Hannah was born April 23, 1927 in Riceville, Ky., son of the late Wayne and Mary Lemaster Hannah. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Cledith Scott Hannah; two brothers, Chester and Prentis Hannah; one sister, Suzie DeWeiss; one son, Ronnie; one daughter-in-law, Barb Hannah; and his companion’s daughter, Rosa Bunch. Surviving are three brothers, Eaben Hannah of Urbana, Ohio, Stanley (Georgilea) Hannah of New Vienna, Ohio, and Weldon (Jennie) Hannah of Sabina, Ohio; three sisters, Donnas Adkins of Delaware, Ohio, Juanita Fitzpatrick of Paintsville, Ky., and Mick (Larry) Garringer of Jeffersonville, Ohio; two sons, Herbern (Janet) Hannah of Plattsburg, Ohio, and Kenneth Larry (Elaine) Hannah of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; two daughters, Janet Hannah of Springfield, Ohio and Janice (James) Hawkins of South Solon, Ohio; his companion, Talitha Mossbarger; her children, Charlotte (Raymond) Landenburg, Betty Wilson, Ethel (Judson) PHillips, and Harry (Brenda) Mossbarger, all of Washington Court House, Ohio; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Morrow Funeral Home of Washington Court House, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.18 2005

      
HARRIS, Carrie (Cecil)
1918-2005
Carrie Cecil Harris, 87, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at her residence. Born April 27, 1918, in Wellston, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late John Oscar and Ada Bellamy Cecil. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar "Tubby" Harris, in 2004. Survivors include two sons, Tim Warren Harris of Prestonsburg, and George Cecil Harris of Winchester; a brother, George Cecil of Huntsville, Ala.; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, Staffordsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.30 2005

     
HAYDEN, Elva Jean (Lemaster)
1943-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elva Jean Hayden, 62, of Paintsville, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 13, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of May Fairchild Lemaster and the late Roy H. Lemaster. She was a laborer. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Webb; and a half-brother, James Lemaster. Additional survivors include her husband, Asie Hayden of Paintsville; a half- brother, Robert Lemaster of Ohio; a sister, Shelva Marlow of West Liberty; a half- sister, Mazie Howard of Florida; and a grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bill Campbell officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2005

  
HOWARD, Dora Edith (Travis)
1922-2005
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Dora Edith Howard, 83, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 at her residence. Born April 9, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Laura Mae Stapleton Travis. She was a homemaker and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Howard, in 1981. Survivors include three daughters, Glenna Daniels of Ashland, Linda Kay Thompson and Cheryl Hayes, both of Louisa; five sons, Charles Gaylen Howard of Greenup, Williams Morris Howard and Tommy Gene Howard, both of Webbville, John David Howard and James Ira Howard, both of Louisa; a sister, Emma Stambaugh of Louisa, formerly of Hager Hill; two brothers, Vencil Travis of Georgetown, Va., and Ray Travis of Hager Hill; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with Rev. Bobby Workman officiating. Burial was in Howard Family Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.09 2005

   
HUGHES, Ricky Allen
1955-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ricky Allen Hughes, 50, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 at his residence. Born April 3, 1955, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Bill and Florine Daniels Hughes. He was a school bus driver. Survivors include two sons, Ricky Jay Wells of Paintsville and Michael Dutton of Leesburg, Ind.; a daughter, Liza Hoppus of Claypool, Ind.; five sisters, Betty Keel of Van Lear, Kathy Ward of Elk Horn City, Izora Ruth Hill, Patricia Gay Justice and Dedra Hughes, all of Paintsville; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 19, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 18, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.18 2005

  
JACKSON, Mary Jae (VanHoose)
1947-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Jae Jackson, 58, of Thelma, died Friday, Nov. 4.2005 Born June 9, 1947, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John VanHoose and Movine Keaton VanHoose Fyffe. She was a kitchen worker with Highland House Restaurant. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Jackson, in 1994. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Jackson of Thelma; two brothers, Johnny VanHoose of River and Jimmy VanHoose of Sitka; two sisters, Ruby VanHoose Davis and Vicki Charles, both of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 6, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2005

   
JONES, Greta Gay (Newsome)
1942-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Greta Gay Jones, 63, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born June 22, 1942, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Virdie Little Newsome. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Leroy Jones of Hager Hill; two sons, Charles Andy Jones and Daniel Lee Jones, both of Hager Hill; a brother, William Dewey Newsome of River; and four sisters, Mary Leeker of Manassas, Va., Bonnie Smith of Pikeville, Betty Browning of Paintsville, and Joyce Johnson of Melvin. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair, Larry Smith, and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
JONES, Leroy
1949-2005
Leroy Jones, 56, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 at his residence. Born June 7, 1949, in Floyd County, he was a son of Ruth Howell Jones and the late Andrew Silas Jones. He was a truck driver with Martin County Coal. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Greta Jay Jones, Nov. 6, 2005. Additional survivors include two sons, Charles Andy Jones and Daniel Lee Jones, both of Hager Hill; and a sister, Phyllis Tackett of McDowell. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair, Larry Smith, Herb Arms, and Roger Hill, officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
KELLY, Virginia L. Allen (Ditty)
1912-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virginia L. Allen Kelly, 93, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at Greenbrier Health Care Facility, Wheelersburg, Ohio. Born March 4, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William and Katherine Plummer Ditty. She was a registered nurse. She was also preceded in death by her first husbands S.C. Allen; second husband, Alvin Kelly; and a daughter, Barbara Allen. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bell of Paintsville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Chuck Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2005

   
LEMASTER, Harmalee
1923-2005
Harmalee LeMaster, 82, of Chillicothe, died at 5:19am Saturday, November 26, 2005, in Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born August 24, 1923, in Johnson Co., KY, to the late Benjamin F. and Maxine McKenzie LeMaster. On August 16, 1954, he married the former Betty J. Ritchie, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter Bettina Groves; his son Darren B. LeMaster and his girlfriend Carrie Pauley and her children, all of Chillicothe; grandchildren Lauren Groves, Andrea Groves, and Hunter B. LeMaster; a sister Louise Noel, Columbus; brothers Ben LeMaster, Grove City; and Ray LeMaster, New Albany. He was predeceased by brothers James and Theodore; and sisters Garnet Lepley and Vestie LeMaster. Harmalee was a member of the Adena Road Church of Christ. He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he worked as a Travel Clerk. He was a member and past president of the Ross Co. Exchange Club, a little league and pony league baseball coach, a bingo worker at the K of C, a baseball fan, and a helping hand to many people. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, November 30, at the Haller Funeral Home with Evangelist Sherman Mullett officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8pm at Haller Funeral Home.

     
MANN, Attie Mae (Gamble)
1917-2005
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Attie Mae Mann, 88, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 4, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Violinda Bolen Gamble. She was a homemaker and a member of Lakefront Church of God. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Mann; a son, Pony Manns; three brothers, Judge Gamble, Sherman Gamble, and Noah Cecil; and five sisters, Virgie Howard, Ann Williams, Essie Bell Helton, Lottie Howard, and Victoria Brown. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Manns, Talmadge Manns, and Lewis Manns, all of Salyersville; four daughters, Edna Blanton, Faye Isaac, and Judy Howard, all of Salyersville, and Lannie Johnson of Winchester; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 18, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Larry Patrick and Dallas Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Patrick Cemetery, Bloomington, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.18 2005

   
MAYNARD, Ryan Keith
1989-2005
Ryan Keith Maynard, 16, of Inez, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born June 14, 1989, in Johnson County, he was a son of Rob and Gladys Brady of Inez. He was a sophmore at Sheldon Clark High School. Survivors include his grandparents, Jean Copeland of Inez, Hersh and Pearl Maynard of Versailles, Miss., and Madaline Brady of Braxton, W.Va.; and a brother, John David Maynard of Inez. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 28, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home with Doc Maynard officiating. Burial was in Spence Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

       
MCKENZIE, Charles Arnold
1930-2005
Charles Arnold McKenzie, 75, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, Nov. 23,2005 at Middle Fork Road, Hager Hill. Born June 21, 1930, in Gilbert, W.Va., he was a son of the late Richard B. and Malta Lewis McKenzie. He was retired. Survivors include his wife, Floretta Preston McKenzie of Van Lear; three sons, Charles Anthony McKenzie of Mt. Sterling, Richard T. McKenzie of Wittensville, and Edward Nick McKenzie of Paintsville; two daughters, Teresa Ratliff of West Van Lear, and Dianna Williamson of Winchester; a brother, Paul R. Micky McKenzie of Paintsville; two sisters, Vertrice Ratliff and Louise Underwood, both of Paintsville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Red Pelphrey, Johnny Mollett, and Gene May officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
MELENDREZ, Christine (Pennington)
1943-2005
Christine Melendrez, age 62, of Columbus, passed away early Monday morning at the Monterey Care Center, Grove City, Ohio, following an extended illness. She was born May 24, 1943 in Paintsville, KY to Audie Pennington and Bertha Hall Pennington. She was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping. She is survived by a son, Jim (Joanne) Pennington; a daughter, Yvonne (Steve) Tatum; her former husband, Bill Melendrez; six grandchildren, Tony, Chris, and Joey DeAngelo, Lexi Tatum, and Danny and Scott Reinke; brothers, Bill, Rex, Marcus, and Clayton Pennington; sisters, Becky Carpenter, and Alma Neibert. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister "Sis". Memorial services are being planned for a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of the donor's choice. RODMAN FUNERAL SERVICE/Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society assisted the family with arrangements. Published:11/29/2005.  Submitted By:Connie Spurlock

      
MOLLETTE, Ada
1908-2005
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ada Mollette, 97, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Mollette was born June 1, 1908 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Lewis and Sarah Music Sammons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ali Mollette. Surviving are two sons, William Sherman and Mitchell Mollette, both of Meally; one brother, George Johnson of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Ruby Hughes of Weeksbury, Ky., Roseman Russ of California, and Ida Storey of Brownville, Texas; and 11 grandchildren, 23 great- grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in the Mollette Cemetery at Meally. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.02 2005

       
PALMER, Mary Ann (Reffett)
1935-2005
Mary Ann Palmer, 71, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at Eliza Jennings Nursing Home, Cleveland. Born June 28, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Zack and Kitty Salyers Reffett. Survivors include two sons, Jackie Ray Palmer and Larry Joe Palmer, both of Cleveland; a daughter, Mary Margaret Bauers of Cleveland; two brothers, Donald L. Reffett of Van Lear, and Paul David Reffett of Louisa; three sisters, Joyce Powers of Wittensville, Linda Reffett of Paintsville, and Carol Spradlin of Denver; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon, today, Friday, Dec. 2, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Reffett Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.02 2005

      
PARKS, Robert H.  Jr.
1932-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert H. Parks Jr., 73, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Ky. Mr. Parks was born July 9, 1932 in Hall County, Ga., son of the late Robert H. Sr. and Julia Aileen Mauldin Parks. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lara Mae Ward Parks. Surviving are one brother, Raleigh Parks of Gainsville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Cavins of Paintsville; a special friend, Tillie Evans of Lovely, Ky.; and seven nephews and two nieces. The service was officiated by Hobert Meeks, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.07 2005

    
RATLIFF, Billy Joe
1934-2005
Billy Joe Ratliff, 71, of Louisa, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Jan. 14, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Hobert K. and Dixie Vanhoose Ratliff. He was a retired mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna L. Howard Ratliff, in 1998; and a sister, Phylliss Gene Ratliff. Survivors include a son, Hobert Randell "Randy" Ratliff of Louisa; two brothers, Burns Lee Ratliff of Whitehouse, and James Hubert Ratliff of Louisa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dale Rife officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.30 2005

     
SADLER, Joner
1921-2005
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home in West Jefferson, Ohio, for Joner Sadler, 84, who passed away Friday, Nov. 18 at his residence. Mr. Sadler was born May 29, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late John and Nancy Scarberry Sadler. He was a retired coal miner, and a Army veteran of WWII. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, and five brothers. Surviving are his wife, Imogene Castle of West Jefferson, Ohio; five children, Jerri (Al) Castle, Jack (Marilyn) Sadler, Sandra Kay (Arnold) Booth, and Terry (Danny) Fry, all of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Jim (Sherry) Sadler of Carmel, Ind.; Three sisters, Ann (Bill) Ferguson and Betty Johnson, both of West Liberty, Ohio, and Jean (Bob) Means of Plainfield, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Revs. Brad Preston and Jerry Newman, with burial in the Sunset Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the West Jefferson VFW and American Legion. Arrangements under the direction of the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home of West Jefferson, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.18 2005

      
SAMONS, Julian
1935-2005
FLOYD COUNTY — Julian Samons, 70, of Martin, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 27, 1935, at Martin, he was a son of the late Millard and Nollie C. Conn Samons. He was disabled. Survivors include his wife, Dollie Kay McDaniel Samons of Jackson, Mich.; two sons, Timothy Samons of Martin and David Samons of Jackson, Mich.; a daughter, Tina Samons of Jackson, Mich.; two sisters, Opal Samons and Lilly Mullins, both of Martin; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 18, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Samons officiating. Burial will be in Samons Cemetery, Arkansas Creek, Martin, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.18 2005

   
SLUSS, Jim
1921-2005
Jim Sluss, 84, of Dandridge, Tenn., died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at Jefferson County Nursing Home, Dandridge. Born Feb. 19, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dave and Lula Mahan Sluss. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Conley Sluss of Dandridge; two sons, Tom Sluss of Tennessee, and Lloyd Sluss of Russellville, Tenn.; two daughters, Hazel Brown and Lisa Burke, both of Tennessee; a brother, Davie Sluss of Paintsville; three sisters, Nancy Pelphrey and Nettie McKenzie, both of Indiana, and Pearl Spears of Paintsville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandhcildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.30 2005

      
SPARKS, Caiden Mathew
2005-2005
Caiden Mathew Sparks, infant son of Lee Edward and Courtney Crider Sparks of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 at Hardin Medical Center, Elizabethtown. He was born Nov. 23, 2005. Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Charles and Norma Sparks of Prestonsburg; maternal grandparents, Doug and Judy Crider of Staffordsville; paternal great-grandparents, Lestre and Myrtle Adams of David; and maternal great- grandmother, Katherine Crider of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 27, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Mike Mounts officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

      
SPRADLIN, Bessie (O'Bryan)
1912-2005
Bessie Spradlin, age 92, formerly of Orient, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2005 in Monterey Care Center in Grove City, Ohio. She was born December 2, 1912 in Paintsville, Ky. She was the daughter of Harry and Rosa Lee (Salyer) O'Bryan. She attended the Church of Christ in Mt. Sterling. She was preceded in death by her husband Thurman, sons Bradley and Wilford Spradlin, daughter-in-law Shirley. She is survived by sons, Wendell (Carol) Spradlin of Mt. Sterling, Robert Spradlin of London, Victor (Kay) Spradlin of Columbus, Marvin (Susan) Spradlin of Circleville, Kenneth (Sandy) Spradlin of Mt. Sterling; daughter, Jewel (Mac) Nida of West Virginia; 24 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Bernice Spradlin of Derby, Wilma Spradlin of Columbus; sister, Edna Salyer of Paintsville, Ky. A Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Rev. Dortha Ross officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 4-8 p.m. Family suggests memorial contributions may be given to Mt. Carmel Hospice c/o Mt. Carmel Health Foundation, 793 West State Street, Columbus, Oh. 43222-9988. Published:11/22/2005.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
SPRADLIN, Violet (Blair)
1922-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home in Carlisle, Ohio, for Violet Spradlin, 83, of Dialton, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30. Mrs. Spradlin was born Apr. 30, 1922 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Hansel Dee and Madge Blanton Blair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernal Spradlin; two sisters, Ruth Harmon and Hester Belle Arms; and one grandson, William Wallace. Surviving are four daughters, Annetta Jo (Robert) Scaff and Judith (Daniel) McRoberts, both of Medway, Ohio, Janet (Samuel) McRoberts of Wallingford, Ky., and Marliee (Bruce) Multhup of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Martha Lewis of Van Lear, Ky.; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The service will be officiated by Albert Boocher, with burial in the Myers Cemetery on North Hampton Road in North Hampton, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.02 2005

       
STANIFORD, Brenda Sue
1953-2005
Brenda Sue Staniford, 52, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Feb. 5, 1953, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Mary Alice Stepp Staniford. Survivors include a brother, James Staniford of Baltimore, Md.; and a sister, Juanita Stambaugh of Paintsville. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 26, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Staniford Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
STEPP, Virginia (McFaddin)
2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virginia Stepp of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Kelsie and Godlia Pack McFaddin. She was a member of Concord Independent Church. Survivors include her husband, Hobert Stepp of Paintsville; a son, Mark Stepp of Paintsville; three daughters, Marlene Grim of Sitka, Regina Pinson of Paintsville, and Vanessa Parrigan of Boons Camp; a brother, Larry McFaddin of Paintsville; a sister, Mary Alice VanHoose of Vandalia, Ohio; six grandchildren; and three step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 10, at Concord Independent Church with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.11 2005

   
SUBLETT, Juanita (Collins)
1922-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Juanita Collins Sublett, 83, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 23, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Wallace N. and Allie Spriggs Collins. She was a retired hospital cook. Survivors include a daughter, Dimple Mendoza of Springfield, Ohio; a brother, Haskel L. Collins of Morehead; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.23 2005

   
THOMPSON, Anthony "Chub"
1963-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anthony "Chub" Thompson, 42, of Wittensville, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, W.Va. Born July 20, 1963, in Johnson County, he was a son of Betty Stapleton Thompson and the late Howard Thompson. He was a carpenter. Additional survivors include maternal grandmother, Emma Stapleton of Volga; a daughter, Ashton Denise Harmon of Paintsville; two brothers, Howard Thompson Jr. of Flat Gap, and Wayne Thompson of Riceville; and three sisters, Yvonne Thompson of Williamsport, Jennifer Hughes of Boons Camp, and Nefertiti Fleming of Paintsville. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Sparks Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
VANHOOSE, Leroy
1932-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Leroy Vanhoose, 73, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2005 at his residence. Born July 22, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Joe and Flossie Wilcox Vanhoose. He was a self-employed plumber. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Vanhoose, in 1992. Survivors include his second wife, Emma Lee Vanhoose of Paintsville; two sons, Gordon Vanhoose of Tutor Key and Randy Vanhoose of Paintsville; two stepsons, Joel Vanhoose and Brent Vanhoose, both of Paintsville; two daughters, Terry Vanhoose Stambaugh and Glenna Vanhoose Owens, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Willard "Red" Vanhoose and Joe Vanhoose Jr., both of Paintsville; three sisters, Judy James of Columbus, Ohio, Lucille Gullett of Salem, Ohio, and Roberta Stanley of Paintsville; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 11, at Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church with Richard Williams and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
VANHOOSE, William Lester
1921-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — William Lester Vanhoose, 84, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Riverview Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 18, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Emanuel and Ora Mae Bland Vanhoose. He was a factory worker. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Jackson Vanhoose of Paintsville; a son, Eddie Joe Vanhoose of Catlettsburg; three daughters, Mary Crum of River, Evelyn Vanhoose and Carol Vanhoose, both of Ashland; a brother, Alvin Vanhoose of Martin County; and two sisters, Opal Montgomery of Cynthania, and Dorothy Marie Crum of Paintsville. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.16 2005

  
VEST, Lessie (Powers)
1917-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lessie Powers Vest, 88, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 30, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Rhoda Powers. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Richard Vest; five sisters; a great- grandson; and one great-great-granddaughter. Survivors include two sons, Wallace Gene Vest of Churchhill, Tenn., and James Vest of Galveston, Ind.; two daughters, Montella McKenzie of Catlettsburg and Janice Bayes of Hager Hill; four brothers, James Powers of Franklin, Ohio, Sammie Powers of Jamestown, Ohio, Harry Powers of Salyersville and Buddie Powers of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Jane Beatty of Okeechobe, Fla., and Jewell Garnet of Springfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Larry Joe Bayes and Donnie McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2005

   
WALTERS, Edith (Walters)
1919-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, November 7, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Edith Walters, 85, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, November 4 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Walters was born December 25, 1919 in Nippa, Ky., daughter of the late W.L. and Elizabeth Brooks Walters. She was retired from Carl D. Perkins Rehabilitation Center, and was a seamstress. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jake Walters.  Surviving are two sisters, Lucy Castle of River, Ky., and Ruby King of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.  The service was officiated by Elders Arthur Preston and Bobby Mollette, with burial in the Wells Family Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 9, 2005

       
WARD, Opal (Blair)
1936-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Opal Ward, 69, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at her residence. Born July 17, 1936, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Eula Hammond Blair. She was co-owner of Ward's Service Station, Paintsville, and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William D. Ward of Paintsville; a daughter, Kathy Creech of Staffordsville; two sons, Dan Ward of Douglasville, Ga., and James Ward of Paintsville; a brother, Lowell Blair of Paintsville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 25, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
WITTEN, Rose Ann (Blanton)
1930-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rose Ann Witten, 75, of Sitka, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at her residence. Born April 11, 1930, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Jessie Daniels Blanton. She was a retired nurse with Paintsville Hospital. She was also preceded in death by two sisters. Survivors include her husband, Harold Pete Witten of Sitka; a daughter, Pamela Witten Trimble of Van Lear; and two grandsons. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ken Chambers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News



 
 
DECEMBER - 2005

   
   
   

AKERS, John B.
2005
John B Akers (POPS) 72 of St Cloud, FL., passed away Wednesday December 28, 2005 at his residence. Mr Akers was a meat cutter. Born in Paintsville Ky he was the son of Robert and Ida Whittaker Akers, he had live in St Cloud FL many years. He was of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by his loving family, daughters Kathy A Akers (Lisa) of Winter Springs FL Tammy J Adams(Kim) of St Cloud Fl. Nancy A Reid (Bob)of Orange City FL. sons, Terry L Akers(Angela) of St Cloud Fl Darrel K Akers (Jennifer) of Waynesville, NC Richard H Gochenour (Gladys) of Orlando Fl. 23 grandchildern and nine great grandchildern. Funeral Service will be conducted on Monday  at 1:00 PM at the Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the directions of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral home 2000 13th St. St. Cloud FL.   NOTE: Kentucky birth records for John B. Akers states he was born Jun.01 1933

    
BLEVINS, Arizona (Clark)
1911-2005
Arizona Clark Blevins, 94, of Paintsville, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at her residence. Born March 6, 1911, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Clark and Ollie Salyers Clark Ward. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Foster Blevins, in 1938; a son, James Blevins; three brothers; and a sister. Survivors include three daughters, Elva Dutton of Meally, Betty Haight of Paintsville, and Martha Cupoli of Hilliard, Ohio; and 123 grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 5, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Doug Crider and Henry Dutton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.07 2005

      
BLEVINS, Edna Mae (Boyd)
1916-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Edna Mae Boyd Blevins, 89, formerly of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Monday, Dec. 26 at Christopher East Nursing Facility in Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Blevins was born July 18, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Mastin and Lou VanHoose Boyd. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Blevins. Surviving are one son, Charles Lee Blevins of Springboro, Ohio; one daughter, Carol Blevins (Doug) Ormay of Louisville; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Malchom Ratliff, 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 Jan.04 2006

     
BURKE, Minnie (Caudill)
1928-2005
Minnie Burke, 77, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at her residence. Born July 30, 1928, in Riceville, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Clea Merritt Caudill. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Watson Burke. Survivors include two sons, Paul Burke of New Martinsville, W.Va., and James Burke of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Connie King of Wheeling, W.Va., Alice Burke of Booneville, and Nancy Kelsey of Oil Springs; a sister, Pearl Jackson; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Burke Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 5 - 9 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 22 after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

     
BUTCHER, Frank "Frog"
1930-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Frank “Frog” Butcher, 75, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 8 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Butcher was born April 24, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Thomas and Starlie Meeks Butcher. He was a self-employed body shop owner. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Short Butcher of Meally; two brothers, Kenneth Butcher of Columbus, Ohio, and Haskel Butcher of Arizona; and one sister, Daphene Daniels of Concord, N.C. The service was officiated by Arville Short and Roger Williams, with burial in the Luster Short Cemetery at Meally. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 14, 2005

    
CASTLE, Edna May (VanHoose)
1922-2005
Edna May Castle, 83, of Urbana, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at her residence. Born Aug. 14, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Emma Ratcliff Vanhoose. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Noah Castle. Survivors include a son, Noah Lee Castle, Jr. of Urbana; three daughters, Lula Faye Kemp and Betty Hall, both of Urbana, and Emma Robson of Springfield, Ohio; four sisters, Irene Castle and Virgie Picklesimer, both of Urbana, Margie Ward of Thealka, and Kathryn Wilcox of Louisa; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Clarke-Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
CASTLE, Faye Vertrice (VanHoose)
1917-2005
Faye Vertrice Castle, 88, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 1, 1917, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Kenis and Ida Rice VanHoose. She was a retired sales clerk with the Carolyn Clay Dress Shop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Castle; and a brother, Dr. Edgel VanHoose. Survivors include a brother, K. Douglas VanHoose of Paintsville; and a sister, Wava Lemaster of Palm Coast, Fla. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Revs. Dan Heaberlin, Hoy Penix, and M.T. Womack, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
CASTLE, James Hershell
1934-2005
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. at the Baker Branch Church at Tutor Key, Ky., for James Hershell Castle, 71, of Tutor Key, who passed away Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Castle was born Dec. 2, 1934 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late William Bascum and Mamie Stambaugh Castle. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mary Price Castle of Tutor Key; three sons, William and Jimmy Castle, both of Louisa, Ky., and Glenn Castle of Villa-Rica, Ga.; two daughters, Regina Castle Dawson and Tammy Castle Curtis, both of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, William Jr. and Bob Castle, both of Tutor Key; and 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Roger VanHoose, Cort Daniel and Lon Meek, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.21 2005

   
CASTLE, Leon
1933-2005
Leon Castle, 72, of Wittensville, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 4, 1933, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Monroe and Margie Stambaugh Castle. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Golda Green Castle of Wittensville; two sons, Richard Castle of Wittensville, and Douglas Leon Castle of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Brenda Vanhoose of Nippa, Betty Rowland and Kimberly Rice, both of Lowmansville; two brothers, Robert Castle of Auxier and James Monroe Castle of Paducah; three sisters, Betty Wright and Doris Caudill of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, and Vina Vickers of Wilksbourgh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at George's Creek United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Castle Family Cemetery, Brown's Fork, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 21, after 11 a.m. at the funeral home and Thursday, Dec. 22, until time of service at the church. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

      
CAUDILL, Gladys Mae
1941-2005
Gladys Mae Caudill, 64, of River, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 7, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Elzie A. and Lattie Fannin Caudill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three brothers, Harry W. Caudill of Nippa, Sam Caudill of Blaine, and Harvey L. Caudill of River. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill and Terry Conley officiating. Burial will be in Caudill Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Friends may call any time Wednesday, Dec. 21, and until time of service Thursday, Dec. 22, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

     
COLEMAN, George ‘Bud’
1938-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for George “Bud” Coleman, 67, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Dec. 30 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Coleman was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late George Coleman and Lenore Blair. Surviving are three sons, Gregory Coleman and Patrick Brunty, both of Ohio, and Tommy Brunty of Michigan; one daughter, Natasha Barnett of Thelma, Ky.; three brothers, Gene and Paul David Coleman, both of Paintsville, and Charlie Coleman Jr. of Grove City, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Salyers of Hager Hill, Ky., Sue Ryan, Janet Branham and Ora Lee Reese, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Kay Mahafey of Carlisle, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.04 2006

       
COLVIN, Anna M. (Baldwin)
1929-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home of Genoa, Ohio, for Anna M. Colvin, 76, of Curtice, Ohio, who passed away Monday, Dec. 26 2005 at St. Charles-Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. Mrs. Colvin was born May 20, 1929 at Oil Springs, Ky., daughter of the late Leaborn A. and Blanche M. Reed Baldwin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Stony Ridge United Baptist Church of Carey, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Shelby and Lee Elden Baldwin. Surviving are her husband, Branch Colvin; one daughter, Polly Ann Coffman of Curtice; four sons, Branch (Colleen) Colvin Jr. of Oregon, Daniel Allen (Pamela) Colvin of Bellevue, Ohio, Samuel Lee (Kathy) Colvin of Toledo, Ohio, and John Anthony (Jodi) Colvin of Elmore, Ohio; two sisters, Dora Alice Meade and Mary Margaret Cantrell, both of Oil Springs,; three brothers, John D., Lowell K., and Larry D. Baldwin, all of Oil Springs; and 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Interment will follow at the Lake Township Cemetery at Millbury, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home of Genoa. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.30 2005

    
CRUM, Paul David
1955-2005
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Paul David Crum, 50, of Inez, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27 2005. Mr. Crum was born August 25, 1955 in Martin County, Ky., son of Hattie Mills Crum and the late Isaac Crum. Surviving are one son, David Clinton Crum of Inez; two brothers, Lonnie and John Crum, both of Inez; and three sisters, Greta Shepherd of Inez, Hollis Ann Smith of Flat Gap, Ky., and Sonja K. Wright of Nicholasville, Ky. The service will be officiated by Davd Robirds and Walter Mills, with burial in the Mills-Horn Cemetery at Inez. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.30 2005

     
DALTON, Lillie May (Sias)
1925-2005
Lillie May Dalton, 80, of Louisa, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 21, 1925, in Harts Creek, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Pearlie and Mary Wiley Sias. She was a housewife. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dee Dalton, in 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Anna Marcell Walls of Michigan; three sons, John Wayne Dalton of Columbus, Ohio, Roger Lee Dalton of Calloway, Ohio, and Thomas Glen Dalton, Sr. of Louisa; four sisters, Ann Jones and Betty Lou Jones, both of Arkansas, Peg Hughes of Somerset, and Gertrude Sias of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; three brothers, Paul Sias and Tom Sias, both of Columbus, and Artie Sias of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at O.R. Woodward Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio. Burial will be in Obetz Cemetery, Obetz, Ohio, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, and O.R. Woodward Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
DANIELS, Ethel (Crum)
1915-2005
Ethel Daniels, 90, of LaFayette, Ind., died Sunday, Dec.18 2005. Born Sept. 7, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Wm. and Blanche Honeycutt Crum. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Bill Estep and John Daniels. Survivors include three sons, Woodrow Daniels of Sitka, Shilo Daniels of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Johnny Daniels of Merritt Island, Fla.; two daughters, Betty Thompson of Hampton, Va., and Lilly Warrell of LaFayette; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Claude Mollette, Dewey Mullins, and Shade Lee Walters officiating. Burial will be in Daniels Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
DAVIS, Lon C.
1921-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lon C. Davis, 84, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Friday, Dec. 30 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Davis was born June 3, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Lon and Rosella Webb Davis. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Edith G. Davis, and one son, Eddie Davis. Surviving are his wife, Ruby J. VanHoose Davis of West Van Lear; one step- daughter, Rhonda VanHoose; one sister, Ella Cranford of Turnerville, N.C.; and one grandchild, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Claude Mollette, Burns Mollette and Johnny Mollette, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.04 2006

     
DUTTON, Carol Lee (Meek)
1930-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Carol Lee Dutton, 75, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Dutton was born August 26, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Albert and Lokie Ward Meek. She was also preceded in death by her husband, B.J. Dutton. Surviving are one daughter, Pam Brumfield of Boons Camp, and two granddaughters. The service was officiated by Harold Conley and Hobart Meek, with burial in the Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 14, 2005

       
DUTY, Cleveland Monroe
1926-2005
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Cleveland Monroe Duty, 79, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Monday, Dec. 26 in Pikeville, Ky. Mr. Duty was born June 10, 1926 in Mingo County, W.Va., son of the late Howard and Amy Ferrell Duty. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had worked for Harris Brothers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Griffey Duty. Surviving are one son, Vernon Douglas Duty of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Carolyn Duty Hamilton of Pikeville; one brother, Arnold Duty of Florida; one sister, Beulah Copley of West Virginia.; a caregiver, Gale Bryant; and four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Arnold Turner, 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 Jan.04 2006

     
ELAM, Jennie Marie (Clemens)
1923-2005
Jennie Marie Elam, 82, of Sitka, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Madison County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Walter F. and Margery Ames Clemens. She was a hair dresser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wavel Pilgrim Elam. Survivors include two sons, Steve L. Elam and Wavel L. Elam, both of London, Ohio; two daughters, Pauline M. Vanhoose of Sitka, and Janice Y. Pauli of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in Ohio. Local arrangements are under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

     
ELLENS, Roberta (Lowe)
1923-2005
Roberta Lowe Ellens, age 82, of Pedro, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in King's Daughters Medical Center. She was born July 1, 1923, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Fred and Effie Brown Lowe. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Lowe and Hillard T. “Ted” Lowe; and two sons, Herman Waller and Lloyd Waller Jr. She was a homemaker and laborer with Clayton-Lambert Co. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jack A. Ellens of Pedro; three daughters and two sons-in- law, Betty (Julius) Wicker of Pedro, Kathy (Barry) Zall of Cocoa, Fla., and Janet Sue Gilbert of Titusville, Fla.; a stepchild, Jackie Gonyer of Arkansas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat- grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Douglas (Ida) Lowe of Flatwoods, Ky., and Manuel (Darlene) Lowe, Gerald Lowe and Billy Joe Lowe, all of Ashland; and two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Josephine M. (Ron) Dixon of Ashland and Martha A. (Willie) Scaggs of Greenup, Ky. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Michael Rice. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 13, 2005, at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

       
FAIRCHILD, Geoffrey Alan
1984-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Geoffrey Alan Fairchild, 21, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 15 in Paintsville. Mr. Fairchild was born March 2, 1984 in Pike County, Ky., son of Gary C. Fairchild of Paintsville and Carla Chandler Caudill of Letcher County, Ky. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mary and Russell Fairchild, and his maternal grandparents, Carl and Louise Chandler. Surviving in addition to his parents is his brother, Scott (Jennifer) Fairchild of Georgetown, Ky. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Roger Hill, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.04 2006

     
FRALEY, Sandra L.
1949-2005
Sandra L. Fraley, 56, of Boston, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 at her residence. Born Oct. 31, 1949, in Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Eunice Porter Fraley. She was an education research consultant. Survivors include a brother, Ron Fraley of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two sisters, Donna Frazier of Staffordsville and Robin Caudill of Mansfield. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Donny Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.09 2005

    
FULTON, Bethel Mae (Blevins)
1931-2005
Bethel Mae Fulton, 74, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at her residence. Born March 1, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Everett Lee and Minnie Louise Spears Blevins. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Fulton. Survivors include four sons, Roger Lee Ward of Lakeland, Fla., Jimmy Blevins of Van Lear, Johnny Ray Fulton of Leander and Danny Lee Fulton of West Van Lear; four daughters, Phyllis Shepherd of Prestonsburg, Peggy Brown of Van Lear, Martha Jane Ward of Sitka, and Ella Damron of Collista; 30 grandchildren; and 37 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Thornsbury, Joe Scott and Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
GREEN, Marie (VanHoose)
1919-2005
Marie Vanhoose Green, 86, of Lowmansville, died Thursday, Dec.15, 2005 at her residence. Born July 24, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Lizzie Boyd Vanhoose. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Green, in 1999. Survivors include a son, James K. Green of Hager Hill; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 18, at Georges Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Rutherford Blair, Carlos Preston, and Paul Castle officiating. Burial was in Green Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

        
HALLER, Cona "Connie" (Conley)
1926-2005
Cona "Connie" Haller, 79, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 31, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Brooks and Lura Meade Conley. She was a member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Prater of Staffordsville; two brothers, Roy Willis Conley of Stambaugh and Buell Craton Conley of Tipp City, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Keaton officiating. Burial was in Brooks Conley Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

     
HARMAN, Daniel Taylor
1985-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Daniel Taylor Harman, 20, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Friday, Dec. 9 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Harman was born Dec. 4, 1985 in Frankfort, Ky., son of Dan Harman of Frankfort and Tammy Tackett Spears of Hager Hill. He was a telemarketer at Millennium Communications. Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Tapanga Tackett of Hager Hill; his paternal grandmother, Martha Lewis of West Van Lear, Ky., and his maternal grandmother, Jeraldean Tackett of Hager Hill; and three aunts, two uncles, and several cousins. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, 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 Dec.23 2005

    
HAYDEN, Freda Sue
1945-205
Freda Sue Hayden, 60, of Van Lear, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at her residence. Born Sept. 9, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Fred Hannah and Margarett Blair. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Hayden of Van Lear; two sons, Lloyd Micheal and Lacy Daniel Hayden, both of Van Lear; seven sisters, Juanita Lilly of East Point, Elleween Witten, Betty Hatfield and Mary Filowiat, all of Van Lear, Erma Tidwell of Tennessee, Nora Lean James of Michigan and Francias Colvin of Sitka; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 18, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger Hill and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
HUFF, Robert D.
1932-2005
Robert D. Huff, 73, of Sitka, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born July 5, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Millard and Zora Salyers Huff. He was a self-employed painter/carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Arbra Greene Huff of Sitka; a son, Robert Huff of Sitka; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, with Jim McKenzie and Tim Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Chandler-Pack Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.09 2005

    
JUSTICE, Karen Jean (Music)
1951-2005
COAL GROVE— Karen Jean Justice, 53, of Coal Grove, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 at her residence. The Paintsville, Ky., native was born Dec. 29, 1951, the daughter of Homer and Eula Hall Music, both deceased. She was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and Ohio University. She was employed for 29 years with the Lawrence County Head Start program. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Ironton and Ohio University Gamma Beta Phi. She is survived by a former husband, Frank Justice, of Ironton; three daughters, Arlena “Jeanie” Reffitt and Jackie Sue Marcum, both of Ironton and Ginny Rose Justice of Coal Grove; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Morgan, Shawn Russell, Courtney Russell, and Jennifer Russell of Ironton and Kara Rudman of Coal Grove; a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Doris Music of South Point and a sister and brother-in- law, Sharen and Barry Pyles of Xenia. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Les Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call at 12:30 until time of service Thursday.

     
KENDRICK, Cecil L.
1937-2005
Cecil L. Kendrick, 68, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Paul B. Hall E.R. Born July 8, 1937, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Carl and Chairitie Clark Kendrick. He was a former sign painter and member of Church of God of Prophecy, West Prestonsburg. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister. Survivors include a son, Gene Kendrick of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Charity Kerr of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Delmar Kendrick of Harold, Carl Kendrick of Winona Lake, Ind., and Harold Gobel of Corbin; four sisters, Amy Conley of David, Betty Goble and Naomi Thomas, both of Prestonsburg and Mildred Crace of Indiana; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Glen Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.16 2005

     
LESTER, Patsy Carol (Meade)
1942-2005
Patsy Carol Lester, 63, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 30, 1942, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Pat and Fannie Elizabeth Spears Meade. She was a secretary with Mountain Comprehensive Care. Survivors include her husband, Gary R. Lester of Van Lear; a son, Robbie Joseph of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Kathy Joseph Wells of Van Lear; a step-daughter, Sandra Lester of Ashland; a brother, Curtis Meade of Van Lear; a sister, Nordean Music of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with B. Joe Hill and Gerald Williamson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.07 2005

    
MEADE, Buddy Jr.
1962-2005
Buddy Meade, Jr., 43, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 7, 1962, in Johnson County, he was a son of Buddy and Dora Baldwin Meade of Oil Springs. He serviced wells. Survivors include a son, Buddy Nathan Meade of Oil Springs; a daughter, Amanda Staton of Louisa; a brother, Mark Meade of Oil Springs; three sisters, Terri Hill, Mary Ann Blanton and Trish Meade, all of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with James R. Blair, Paul Castle and Douglas Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.14 2005

     
MEADE, Joyce Ann
1935-2005
Joyce Ann Meade, 70, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at her residence. Born Nov. 1, 1935, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Hershel McAllister and Marie Tuzy. Survivors include her husband, Charles Thomas Meade of Van Lear; two daughters, Tina Music of Huntersville, N.C., and Pam White of Van Lear; a sister Betty Lou Burke of Virginia; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Paintsville, with Father Hoppenjans officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direcion of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

     
MOLLETT, Lafe Jr.
1932-2005
Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. at the Dennison Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky., for Lafe Mollett Jr., 73, of Logan, W.Va., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 8 at Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan. Mr. Mollett was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Lafe Sr. and Verlie Mills Mollett. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Dennison Mollett of Logan; five sons, Lafe, Waylen, and Joseph Mollett, all of McConnell, W.Va., Maurice Mollett of Stollings, W.Va., and Kenneth Mollett of Johnson County; one daughter, Verlie Mollett of McConnell; two brothers, Ralph Mollett of Mudfork, W.Va., and Delmar Mollett of Nippa, Ky.; one sister, Martha Jane Collins of Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 14, 2005

      
MONTGOMERY, Linda Lou
1948-2005
JOHNSON COUNTY — Linda Lou Montgomery, 57, of East Point, died Saturday, Dec.24, 2005 at her residence. Born Oct. 24, 1948, at West Van Lear, she was a daughter of the late Obrie and Lennie Cantrell Montgomery. She was a bookkeeper with South Central Bell Telephone Company. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bob Montgomery; and a sister, Donna Colvin. Survivors include three sisters, Judy Daniel of East Point, Betty Preston of Columbus, Ohio, and Elizabeth Honeycutt of Prestonsburg; and a brother, Bill Montgomery of Winchester. Graveside funeral services were Monday, Dec. 26, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.30 2005

   
MURPHY, William R.
1947-205
William R. Murphy, 58, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Salyersville Nursing Home, Salyersville. Born May 28, 1947, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Max and Annie Blair Murphy. Survivors include a brother, Mike Murphy of Van Lear; and a sister, Jackie Jean Murphy of Van Lear. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville Chapel, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Murphy Family Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.28 2005

      
PATTON, Tressie (Fletcher)
1913-2005
Tressie Fletcher Patton, 92, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 23, 1913, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Minnie Whitaker Fletcher. She was a homemaker and a member of Tip Top United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Wesley Patton; five sons, Henry Patton, Lum Patton, Ames Patton, Andy Patton, and Tracy Patton; a daughter, Sherry Salyer; seven stepdaughters, Elva Marshall, Annie Salyer, Dora Horn, Teda Fletcher, Grace Salyer, Liza Joseph and Roxie Patton; four brothers, Alvin Fletcher, Elwood Fletcher, Tally Fletcher, and Kanoy Fletcher; and two sisters, Julie Arnett and Les Fletcher. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Patton of Sandy Hook; five daughters, Nettie Fletcher, and Pauline Patton, both of Salyersville, Dortha Baldwin of Kingsford Heights, Ind., Francis Wedding of Evansville, Ind., and Judy Combs of Martin; two step-sisters, Nancy Creech and Mary Patrick, both of Salyersville; 27 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Kenneth Salyer, Delbert Porter, Timothy Watkins, and Grover Hammonds officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Cemetery, Gun Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.28 2005

     
PATRICK, William Thomas
1926-2005
William Thomas Patrick, age 79, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Dec. 12 2005 in Cabell Huntington Hospital after an extended illness. Tom was born April 3, 1926,  in Whitehouse, Ky., a son of the late Lee and Addie Thompson Patrick. He is survived by his spouse, Doris Ann Branham Patrick. His oldest daughter,  Jenny Lee Crace, preceded him in death. He is survived by four sons, David  Thomas, Billy, Joe and Buddy. He is also survived by five daughters, Bonnie  Broughton, Dottie Young, Anna Hampton, Irma Evans and Sally Zones. He is survived  by 20 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. He  will also be missed by his faithful companion and dog, Gypsy Rose Lee. He is  survived by a sister, Irma Ratliff, and two brothers, Milt and Mac Patrick. Tom was a member of Kenwood Baptist Church. He was a much decorated World War  II veteran whose commendations included the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He  was the prominent owner and operator of Patrick Construction Co. in the  Tri-State region. He was a pioneer in the building of subdivisions in the area. Tom  was the oldest surviving building contractor in the area and will be sadly  missed by friends and family. Visitation for family and friends will be at Preston Family Funeral Home in  Ashland from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the  funeral home. Tom will be carried to his final resting place at Rose Hill Mausoleum  by his four beloved sons.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in  Tom's memory to the Cabell Huntington Dialysis Center. “Goodbye, Daddy. We love you and will miss you.”  12/14/05 Daily Independent, Ashland, Kentucky

    
PERKINS, Burllie C.
1948-2005
Burllie C. Perkins, 57, of Salyersville, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 2, 1948, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Warick and Pauline Prater Perkins. He was a retired car salesman, of the Pentecostal faith, and a Vietnam Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Warrick Thomas Perkins, George Franklin Perkins, and Steve Allen Perkins, and a sister, Norma Jean Perkins. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gibson Perkins of Salyersville; two daughters, Paula Cole of Bellfontaine, Ohio, and Rachel Francis of Valdosta, Ga.; four brothers, William Perkins and Gregory Lynn Perkins, both of Salyersville, Carl D. Perkins of Centerville, Mo., and Billy Ray Perkins of Westerville, Ohio; four sisters, Mildred Conley of Springfield, Ohio, Ruby Smith of Naples, Fla., Janet Fay Adkins of Tipp City, Ohio; and Rebecca Kelly of Hamilton, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec 8, at New Life Worship Center, Salyersville, with Robert Collinsworth and Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Perkins Family Cemetery, Rockhouse Road, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.09 2005

    
PICKLE, Numia L. (Bradley)
1929-2005
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. at the Mayo United Methodist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Numia L. Bradley Pickle, 76, of Paintsville, who passed away Monday, Dec. 12 2005 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Pickle was born March 7, 1929 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Lewis M. and Almeda Shephard Bradley. She was a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor and a board member of the Paintsville Housing Authority. She was also preceded in death by one son, James Eric Pickle and one daughter, Linda Kay Pickle. Surviving are her husband, James E. Pickle of Paintsville; two daughters, Delores A. and Sherry Pickle, both of Paintsville; one sister, Mary Martha Schell of Flint, Mich.; and a host of nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by John Boyd, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.23 2005

     
PICKLESIMER, Hansel
1925-2005
Hansel Picklesimer, 80, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 19 2005. He was a member of Central Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Eloise Picklesimer of Fort Pierce; a son, Gary Picklesimer of Lakeland, Fla.; three daughters, Debbie Boyer of Sebastian, Fla., Joyce Allan of Fort Pierce, and Lisa Castle of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; a brother, Homer Picklesimer of Volga; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 22, at Haisley Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Pierce. Burial was in White City Cemetery, Florida, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News NOTE: According to Kentucky birth records this may be Harry Hansel Picklesimer if so he would have been the son of Ethel Conley Picklesimer
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PORTER, Eva L.
1914-2005
Eva L. Porter, 91, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Monday in Hempstead Manor in Portsmouth. Mrs. Porter was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Porter. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Morton Funeral Home in South  Shore. Burial will be in Lewis County Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.  Daily Independent, Ashland Kentucky 12/27/05

     
PUCKETT, Darrell Eugene
1954-2005
Darrell Eugene Puckett, 51, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005 at his residence. Born April 1, 1954, in Johnson County, he was a son of Christine Castle Puckett and the late James Henry Puckett. He was in the carpet cleaning business and a U.S. Marine veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Isabella Jean Puckett King of Auxier; a brother, James K. Puckett of Lexington; a sister, Donna Williams of Paintsville; and a grandson. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
REYNOLDS, Harvey G.
1925-2005
Reynolds April 20, 1925 - December 14, 2005 Born to Richard and Virgie Reynolds in Barnetts Creek, Ky. Raised with four brothers, John, Robert, Tom, and Jim; and seven sisters, Eula, Gegie, Virginia, Sarah, Opal, Patsy, and Barbara. Served in WW II, where he received the Purple Heart, and survived to wed his wife of 60 years, Ethel Reynolds, with whom he had two sons, Randy and Ralph; and three daughters, Reva, Renah and Sheila. In which gave him seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was an elder and minister in the Jehovah Witness Congregation. He was very loved and respected by all. We will miss him until we see him again. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.28 2005

   
SALYER, Billy B.
1936-2005
Billy B. Salyer, 69, of Jamestown, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs. Born April 20, 1936, in Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Ralph and Jewell McKenzie Salyer. He was an Engineering Supervisor and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sue Conley Salyer of Jamestown; a son, Tony Salyer of Jamestown; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rick Neff officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.14 2005

     
SALYER, Jewell (Blanton)
1926-2005
Jewell Salyer, age 79, a long time resident of Westerville, passed away December 5, 2005 after an extended illness. She was born in Oil Springs, KY on July 19, 1926. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Rushia Blanton, her brothers Tony and George, Jr., her sister Kathleen (Harman) Fairchild and her son Phillip Arthur Salyer. Jewell is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Arthur; her children, Jerry Salyer and Terri (Frank) Breeden; her brothers, Kernie (Ruth), Chalmer (Eddie Jane), Carl (Jeanette), Dorsey (Opal), Donald Ray and Ronald Blanton; her sisters, Boots (Ray) Burke, Garnett (Frank) Turner and Juanita Rhinehart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jewell was well known for her cooking and hospitality. She attended Westerville Free Will Baptist Church for over 45 years. She gave her heart to the Lord at the Columbus First F.W.B.C. in 1949. She is a former employee of Westerville Schools. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville, where service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Mike Mounts officiating. Interment Northlawn Memory Gardens. Friends may if they wish contribute in her memory to the Westerville Freewill Baptist Church, 600 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43082. Published:12/8/2005. Connie Spurlock

     
SEXTON, Abraham L.
1917-2005
Abraham L. Sexton, 88, of Hueysville, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 11, 1917, at Prestonsburg, he was a son of the late Harlan and Willie Gibson Sexton. He was a retired coal miner and member of UMWA Local 1741. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robie, Aaron and Burlin Sexton; and a sister, Lula Howard. Survivors include his wife, Emma Watkins Sexton; two sons, Mickey R. Sexton of Hueysville and Lincoln Jr. Sexton of Wabash, Ind.; a brother, Carl Sexton of Kendalville, Ind.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 26, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Manns and Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Kelly G. Allen, Ron Waktins, Elmo Green, Randall Sexton, Randall Sexton Jr., Isaiah Hall, Jeffrey W. Sexton, Gary Sexton and Dan Watkins Sr. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.28 2005

      
SHORT, Janice Jo (Bolen)
1950-2005
Janice Jo Short, 55, 730 Centennial St., died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at her residence in Wabash. She was born on May 21, 1950, in Van Lear, Ky., to John Ancil and Virgie (Boyd) Bolen.  She was a member of Wabash Church of Christ. She attended Wabash High School and loved country music. She had lived most of her adult life in Amarillo, Texas, moving back to Wabash in June 2005. She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Desa) Simpson II, Wabash, and Brent Simpson, South Bend; three grandchildren, Tommy Simpson, Tori Simpson and Michael Simpson, all of Wabash; one brother, Joe Bolen, Wabash; four sisters, Bertha Snell, violet (Don) Emrick, and Barbara (Lester) Templin, all of Wabash, and Ruby Bradford, Osceola. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Granville Bolen and Randall Bolen. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Manchester Avenue, with Guy Provance officiating. Burial is in Falls Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the family of Janice Jo Short. Wabash, Indiana  Friday December 30, 2005


SMITH, Kenneth Jennings "Papaw" Sr.
1924-2005
Kenneth Jennings Smith Sr, 81, Lilleston Avenue, retired custodian for Bourbon County Schools and former superintendent of North Middletown Cemetery, died Tues., Dec. 6, 2005 at the U.K. Medical Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1924 in Johnson County, son of the late Malcolm Jennings and Lizzie Skaggs Smith and was a member of Smith Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosa B. Smith; five daughters, Anna Ruth Roberts, Prescott, AR, Cathy Lee Coffey, Cynthiana, Oma E. (James) Ballard, Paris, Barbara A. (Carl) Kinne, Paris, Eleanora Marie (James) Hixon, Frankfort; two sons, Kenneth J. Smith, Jr., Auburn, AL, Roger (Donna) Smith, Cynthiana; two sisters, Thelma (John) Adams, Wellington, Sarah Robbins, Paw Paw, MI; 23 grandchildren; and 41 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Louise Smith; a son, William Eugene Smith; a grandson, Joe Frank Banks; a brother, Wendell Smith; and his stepmother, Elle Lemaster Smith. He was a very special person, an angel on this earth, and lovingly known as Papaw by all who knew him. Funeral services will be 1 pm Sat., Dec. 10, at the Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty, by Rev. Ora Smith, Rev. Jeff Montgomery, and Rev. Dallas Barker with interment in the Elijah Smith Cemetery, Morgan County. His grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Visitation will be 5 - 8 pm Thurs., Dec. 8, 2005 at the Hinton- Turner Funeral Home, Paris, and after 5 pm Fri., Dec. 9, at the Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty. Published:12/8/2005. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
SOWARDS, Charles E.
1928-2005
Charles E. Sowards, this year's proud donor of the Grove City Christmas Tree, age 77, passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at OSU Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1928 in Paintsville, KY, the son of the late John Leonard and Fannie Mae (Roberts) Sowards. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife Kathleen, grandchildren Kimberly Mae Oslund and Nathan Sowards, great grandson, Cody Joe Edward Anderson, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Charles is survived by his loving children, Pearl Bernice Oslund of Akron, Donna (William) Yahle of Tipp City, Brenda (Wilford) Edwards of Sebring, Lana (Tom) Church of Brandon, FL, Tracie Sowards, Charles A. Sowards and Martin (Michelle) Sowards all of Grove City; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Russell (Joyce) Jennings of Columbus; special nephews, Keith and Jimmy Sowards; wonderful friends, Emerson Willis, Freddie Tellings and Ret. Rev. Thomas Black; numerous nieces ; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends. Charles retired from Buckeye Steel Casting following many years of dedicated service as an electrician. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union. Charles was a WW II U. S. Navy veteran. He proudly piloted the Commanders ship in the 7th Fleet, he was aboard the USS Estes, he served on the CB Unit, he was a baker and he completed a tour in China. Charles was a member of the American Legion, South Way Post #144, the DAV, the VFW and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Charles enjoyed gardening, fishing, bird watching and nature. His passion of the outdoors was so extensive, he was inducted in to the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat for his conscientious planning, landscaping and sustainable gardening so wildlife of all types have a safe place to raise their young. He was a Columbus Police FOP Booster, a Beulah Park supporter, and an enthusiastic OSU fan. His love of life, his family and his colorful personality will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Calling hours 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where his funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2005 with Pastor Andrew Hoover officiating. Entombment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity. Published:12/10/2005. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
STAMBAUGH, Robert Wayne ‘Robbie’
1967-2005
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Wayne “Robbie” Stambaugh, 38, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 8 2005 at his residence. Mr. Stambaugh was born September 26, 1967 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Lawrence Hershell Stambaugh and Peggy Jo Blevins Jones. He was an equipment operator. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Thompson Blevins, and his grandfather, Herbert Stambaugh. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Russell Stambaugh of Paintsville and Bryan Stambaugh of East Point, Ky.; one half-brother, Larry Stambaugh of Staffordsville, Ky.; one sister, Melisa Jo Slone of Paintsville; one half-sister, Linda Francis of East Point; his grandfather, Wayne C. Blevins; his grandmother, Sophia Daniels Stambaugh; an aunt, Katrinka Collins; an uncle, Jan Blevins; two nieces and one nephew; and other aunts and uncles. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.16 2005

     
STEPP, Gladys
1932-2005
MARTIN COUNTY — Gladys Stepp, 74, of Beauty, died Monday, Dec. 12, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 24, 1932, in Martin County, she was a retired caregiver. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jay, Henry, Jasper and Bill Stepp; and three sisters, Lizzie Stepp, Ellen Stepp Maynard, and Nancy Stepp Jewell. Survivors include a brother, Milton Stepp of Beauty; and three sisters, Alice Davis of Beauty, Molly Hinkle of Calf Creek and Tine Deitehel of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Warfield Chapel, with John Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Stepp Cemetery, Big Elk, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.14 2005


WEBB, Beatrice (Pickle)
1915-2005
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Beatrice Pickle Webb, 90, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Dec. 4 at Pikeville Health Care Center in Pikeville, Ky. Mrs. Webb was born April 9, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late James and Jenny Boyd Pickle. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Webb, and one son, Randel Webb. Surviving are two daughters, Pat Conn and Brenda Hawk, both of Stanville, Ky., and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, 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 Dec.16 2005


WEBB, Erma (Honeycutt)
1923-2005
Erma Webb, 82, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 15, 1923, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Valentine Honeycutt and Dolly Harrington. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Webb; a daughter, Thelma Jean Webb; four brothers, Malcolm, Dallas, Arville and Rondall Honeycutt; and five sisters, Caroline Harrington, Gladys Copus, Thelma Manns, Elma Spears and Alma Grivenstock. Survivors include seven sons, Billy Russell Webb of Jennies Creek, W.Va., Henry Lowell, Frankie Lee, and Donnie Lee Webb, all of Prestonsburg, Hansel Ray Webb of Boons Camp, Hershell Gene Webb of Williamsport, and Harold Lloyd Webb of Flat Gap; six daughters, Reva Jane Hurst of Auxier, Mary Lou Rose, Rudell N. Preston, and Connie Marie Webb, all of Prestonsburg, Audra Lynn Ousley of Williamsport, and Bonnie Gay Jasper of Corbin; a sister, Pansie Burns of Prestonsburg; 31 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 5, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Danny Honeycutt and Theodore Porter officiating. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.07 2005

     
WEBB, Robert Lee "R.L."
1930-2005
Robert Lee "R.L." Webb, 75, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 26, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ozie and Anna Meade Webb. He was retired from Big Sandy R.E.C.C. Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Williams Webb of Oil Springs; a step-son, Adam Blanton of Sitka; four step-daughters, Sina Blevins and Pam Owens, both of Oil Springs, Henrietta Blair of Lowmansville, and Ruthie Cantrell of Urbana, Ohio; three brothers, Charles Webb of Oil Springs, Larry Webb of Lode and Darrell Webb of Flat Gap; five sisters, Catherine Lemaster and Malta Curtis, both of Flat Gap, Laura Gibbs of Russell, Alene Cope of Flatwoods, and Ruth Williams of Lode; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gail Music and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery, Pigeon Creek Road, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
WELLS, Alka Ethel (Spriggs)
1912-2005
Alka Ethel Spriggs Wells, 93, of Meally, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 10, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daugther of the late Henry and Clara Pack Spriggs. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Wells in 1999. Survivors include a son, George Cleo Wells of Meally; a daughter, Carol Wells Bush of Winchester; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with B. Joe Hill and Gerald Williamson officiating. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.14 2005

    
WHEELER, Vera Mabel (Wright)
1924-2005
Vera Mabel Wright Wheeler, 81, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 7, 1924, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Ida Wallen Wright. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Wheeler, in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Lynne Wright Wheeler Baldwin of Paintsville; a brother, Victor Wright of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Chessie Cornette of Pikeville, and Edith Burke of Nancy; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Terry Reffett and Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.21 2005

    
WILLIAMS, Mary Lou (Burns)
1938-2005
Mary Lou Williams, 67, of Sitka, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 17, 1938, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Virgie Bolden Burns. She was affiliated with Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James W. Williams of Sitka; three daughters, Colene Williams Salyer and Mary Magilene Williams Keeton, both of Sitka, and Betty Lou Picklesimer of Tutor Key; three sons, Eugene Williams of Paintsville, Carl Dennis Williams of Junction City, and Harold Williams of Newton, Ga.; a step-son, James Thomas Williams of Carey, Ohio; four brothers, Harold Jay Burns of Wabash, Ind., Corbit Burns, Smith Burns and Roy Lee Burns, all of Nippa; a sister, Magidlene Burns of Tomahawk; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with J.K. Caudill, Jimmy Price and Harold Williams officiating. Burial will be in Williams Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.14 2005

     
WYNN, Mary Jo (Wheeler)
1920-2005
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 26, 3 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Jo Wheeler Wynn, 85, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Dec. 23 2005 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Wynn was born August 21, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late M.O. Wheeler and May Stafford. She was a retired cosmetologist. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Wynn; a son, Carl Martin Wynn; and one daughter, Carolyn Jo Auxier. Surviving are one son-in-law, George Auxier; two sisters, Helen Bartholomew of Lexington, Ky., and Sara K. Williams of Nicholasville, Ky.; and five granddaughters. The service was officiated by Terry Reffett and Don Barnett, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.04 2006


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