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JANUARY - 2006

AUXIER, James Robert
1929-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Robert Auxier, 76, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 14, at his residence. Born Nov. 12, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Poke and Verna Wells Auxier. He was an employee with Cooper Tire, Finlay, Ohio, and U.S. Army Korean veteran. Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Baldridge Auxier of Hager Hill; a son, Gary Auxier of Winchester; a brother, Richard Auxier of Findlay; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gene Payne officiating. Burial was in Auxier Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.20 2006

    
BLAIR, Danny Lee
1955-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Danny Lee Blair, 50, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at his residence. Born Dec. 25, 1955, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of Curtis Blair Jr. and Nora Green Blair. He was a welder with R&S Body Shop and American Standard. Additional survivors include his wife, Marcella Greer Blair of Oil Springs; a son, Dustin Lee Blair of Dublin, Ohio; two stepsons, Lee Edward Sparks of Lexington and Charles David Sparks of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Lola Fraley of Marysville, Ohio and Sandra Blanton of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Frankie Williams and Danny Willams officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.18 2006

    
BLAIR, William R. Jr.
1922-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church for William R. Blair Jr. of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Jan. 22 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Blair was born Aug. 14, 1922 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Rex and Dora Whitaker Blair. He was a dairy distributor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nevil C. Blair, and one brother, Morris Blair. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Roberts of Ashland, Ky., and Genia Belcher of Sciotoville, Ohio; two brothers, Elroy Blair of West Van Lear, Ky., and Marvin Blair of Warsaw, Ind.; one sister, Margie Robinette of Van Lear, Ky.; and six grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Wayne Price, Corey Young, and Casey Young, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.25 2006

     
BUTCHER, Exie Virginia (Howard)
1945-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 23, 1 p.m. at the Big Sandy Community Church for Exie Virginia Howard Butcher, 60, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Friday, Jan. 20 at her residence. Mrs. Butcher was born March 8, 1945 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Jim and Cora Sherman Howard. Surviving are her husband, Cecil Butcher of Boons Camp; six sons, Cecil Jr., Lenzie, Benny and James Butcher, all of Boons Camp, and Tracy and Albert Butcher, both of Inez, Ky.; one daughter, Catherine Castle of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, Gilbert Howard of Paintsville; four sisters, Rella Amburgy of Tomahawk, Ky., Emma Jane and Sharon Davis, both of Inez, and Vaoma Burchfield of Columbus, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Dalton, Braney Goins, and Charlie Wiley, with burial in the Cecil Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 25, 2006

     
BUTCHER, Mildred "Mickey" (Tackett)
1945-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mildred "Mickey" Butcher, 60, of Boons Camp, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 9, 1945, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Perry Alonzo and Gaynell Osborne Tackett. She was a member of Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles "Red" Butcher; and a son, Charles "Ricky" Butcher of Boons Camp. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Claude Mollette, Kenny Preece and Shade Lee Walters officiating. Burial will be in Ballard Butcher Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.11 2006

    
BOYD, Keenie Earl
1930-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. at the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church for Keenie Earl Boyd, 75, of Whitehouse, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, at his residence. Mr. Boyd was born Jan. 28, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Earl Boyd and Una Williamson Boyd Blessing. He was a coal miner. Surviving are one son, Kenneth Lee Boyd of Willow Springs, N.C.; one daughter, Sheila Meek of Whitehouse; two brothers, Billy Boyd of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Robert Joseph Boyd of Meally, Ky.; and two sisters, Sheila Alvis of Richmond, Va., and Nancy Cook of Louisa, Ky. The service will be officiated by Isaac Rowland and Tommy Meade, with burial in the VanHoose Cemetery at Whitehouse. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.20 2006

    
CAUDILL, William Harold
1925-2006
William Harold Caudill, 80, of Louisa, died Sunday, Jan. 29. Born March 29, 1925, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late William Matthew and Laura Hughes Caudill. He was retired from Pontiki Coal Corporation, a member of United Baptist Church, and was a WW II U.S. Army veteran, receiving a Bronze Star while serving in Italy. Survivors include his wife, Opal Hensley Caudill of Louisa; three daughters, Julia Buchannan of Louisa, Deborah Peck of Lowell, Ind., and Sandra Leedy of Fort Gay, W.Va.; a son, James Caudill of Fort Gay; a sister, Maxine Lake of Akron, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Burial will be in See Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.01 2006

    
CASTLE Kathleene "Kat"
1943-2006
Kathleene Castle, age 62, a resident of Arbors of West Jefferson, formerly of Grove City, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006 in Doctors West Hospital, Columbus. She was born August 30, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky., the daughter of the late Raymond and Roberta Fairchild Castle. Kat was retired from Ranco Controls of Plain City and was a member of the West Jefferson Order of Eastern Star Chapter #492. Survivors include 2 special nieces, Kathy Daniel of Grove City and Jean Castle of Columbus; 2 special great-nieces, Kathy's daughters, Amanda and Emily Gill; 3 brothers, Al (Jerri) Castle, Jim (Wathena) Castle, all of West Jefferson and Mark (Bertie) Castle of Columbus; sister-in-law, Ruby Castle of Columbus; numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Raymond Castle Jr. and a twin sister Scharlene Daniel. Family and friends may call 2-8 p.m. Thursday in the RADER- McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson and 12-1 p.m. Friday in the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church. Eastern Star Service 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday in the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church of West Jefferson with Rev. Calahan Blanton and Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Alton Cemetery. Columbus, Ohio 1/5/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CAUDILL, Zetta (Hutchcock)
1921-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Zetta Caudill, 84, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Ky. Mrs. Caudill was born Aug. 1, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Benjamin and Josephine Caudill Hitchcock. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Caudill,;one son, Ben Caudill; and one daughter, Garnett Ratliff. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Jane Caudill, and grandson, Jeremy Caudill, both of Flat Gap; and a son-in-law; Estill Ratliff of Denver, Ky. The service was officiated by Elders James R. Blair and Jerry Colvin, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.01 2006

   
COLLINS, Armalee V. (Tackett)
1919-2006
Armalee V. Collins, age 86, of Dayton, passed away January 18, 2006. She was born March 21, 1919 in Staffordville, KY to the late Floyd and Bertha (Caudil) Tackett. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Armalee was preceded in death by her husband Adam C. Collins and sister, Belva Hampton of Portsmouth, OH. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Terry and Brenda Collins and grandsons Adam and Jordan Collins of Kettering, OH. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2005 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. at 10 AM, Revs. Terry McGraner and Jeff Johnson officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon, January 22 from 2-5 PM. Interment will be in Byron Cemetery following the services Monday. Dayton Ohio 1/21/2006. Submitted By:Connie Spurlock


      
COLLINS, Oscar Hawk
1918-2006
Oscar Hawk Collins, 87, of Salyersville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 4, 1918, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Lewis and Lula Shepherd Collins. He was a coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Flora Collins; two sons, James O. White and Denis Ray Collins; a daughter, Christine White Vanloon; two brothers, Sam Collins and Mort Collins; and two sisters, Hazel Davis and Addie Joseph. Survivors include five sons, Marvin White of Fish Lake, Ind., William J. White and Burl C. White, both of La Porte, Ind., Von Grey Collins and Paul Edward Collins, both of Salyersville; five daughters, Imogene White Smith of Walkerton, Ind., Cleo Rita Collins Gill of Rensselaer, Ind., Wilma Lee Collins Risner, Wanda Sue Collins Jordan, and Martha Alice Collins Perkins, all of Salyersville; three brothers, David Collins, Olen Collins, and Jack Collins, all of Half Mountain; a sister, Sadie Davis of Demont, Ind.; 46 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Floyd Arnett, John White, and Matthew White officiating. Burial will be in Tip Top Cemetery, Tip Top, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
DANIELS, Dennie Allen Sr.
1950-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dennie Allen Daniels Sr., 55, of Whitehouse, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18 at his residence. Mr. Daniels was born Nov. 11, 1950 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Wiley and Hattie Adams Daniels. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Lee Daniels of Whitehouse; one son, Dennie Allen Daniels Jr. of Whitehouse; two step-sons, Jason Laney of Whitehouse and Steve Laney of Somerset, Ky.; one daughter, Hattie Ilene Daniels of Louisa, Ky.; two brothers, Jim Daniels of Columbus, Ohio, and Harold Daniels of Boons Camp, Ky.; and three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Sam Harvey, with burial in the Ratliff-Lemaster Cemetery at Whitehouse. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.20 2006

     
DUIMSTRA, Charles Milton
1927-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Milton Duimstra, 78, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan. 16, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 13, 1927, at Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a son of the late Jake and Janette Duimstra. He was a distributor with Arnold Bread, member of First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, and WW II U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Duimstra. Survivors include his wife, Doris Maynard Duimstra of Paintsville; two sons, Douglas Duimstra of Phoenix, Ariz., and Daniel J. Duimstra ofArcadia, Fla.; a step-son, Brian Johnson of Woodfield, Ohio; two daughters, Debra Duimstra of Stuart, Fla., and Dawn Drake of Lakeworth, Fla.; a step-daughter, Melissa Hinkle of Woodfield; a brother, Harley Duimstra of Phoenix; two sisters, Deloris Poley and Wanda Clausen, both of Michigan; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 19, at First United Methodist Church with Wayne Price and Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery, Lakeworth, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.20 2006

    
DUNCAN, John R.
1938-2006
Funeral services will be conducted at Saturday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m. at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel in Morehead, Ky., for John R. Duncan, 67, of Tavares, Fla., who passed away Monday, Jan. 2 2006 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Dr. Duncan was born August 6, 1938 in Glasgow, Ky., son of the late John A. and Mary Walden Duncan. He had a long career at Morehead State University, as a professor, on the board of regents, and in the faculty senate. He also served as dean of faculty, vice president, and director of two MSU departments. As an educational consultant, he worked regularly with Johnson County schools. Surviving are his wife, Gretta Ann Brown Duncan; one daughter, Laura Lee (Michael) O’Connell of Seattle; and three grandsons, Elijah, Wiley, and Jon Dooley, all of Seattle. The service will be officiated by Drs. Len Knight, Jack Ellis, J. D. Reeder and Randal Wells, and Jesse Perry, with burial following in the Lee Cemetery at Morehead. Arrangements under the direction of the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals of Morehead.  Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.06 2006

   
FRALEY, Billy
1924-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church for Billy Fraley, 81, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Jan. 20 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Fraley was born June 8, 1924 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Willie and Lula Whitaker Fraley. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Betty Spencer Fraley of Paintsville; one son, Billy Fraley of Paintsville; and one daughter, Eva Sparks of Stanton, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.25 2006

     
GAMBLE, Lillian Dee
1935-2006
Lillian Dee Gamble, 70, of Salyersville, died Friday, Jan. 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 25, 1935, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Lizzie Howard Gamble. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Callie Faye Gamble and Betsie Lee Gamble. Survivors include seven brothers, Kermit Gamble, Mitchell Gamble, Kenneth Gamble, Herbert Gamble, Harrison Gamble, Mason Gamble, and Eldon Gamble, all of Salyersville; and one sister, Thelma Howard of Salyersville. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 29, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Herman Russell, Grant Hunley, and Carl Howard officiating. Burial was in Gamble Cemetery, Buffalo, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.01 2006

     
GRAY, Calvin
1926-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Calvin Gray, 79, of East Point, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Presonsburg. Born Feb. 12, 1926, at Maysville, he was a son of the late Adali A. and Pearl Shield Gray. He was a retired school teacher and U.S. Air Corp veteran. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Myron E. Gray. Survivors include his wife, Susie Robinson Gray of East Point; two daughters, Julianne Rider of East Point, and Rosemary Kast of Asheville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dr. Fred Klatra and Bro. Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, Little Paint, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
GROSS, David Franklin
1935-2006
David Franklin Gross, 70, of 276 Gladstone Drive Wabash IN died Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 9:10am at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born November 27, 1935 in Auxier, Kentucky to William Gross and Sadie (Sluss) Gross Meeks. He married Charlotte (Bragg) Ritter in Wabash on December 28, 1984. He retired from Container Corporation/Jefferson-Smurfit, Wabash after 33 years. He attended the Wabash Christian Heritage Church. David was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 10 years, the Wabash Moose Lodge since 1962, and the Etna Acres Golf Club. He is survived by Wife, Charlotte Ritter Gross of Wabash, IN; 3 Sons, Keith Gross of Livingston, KY, Bruce Gross of Wabash, IN, David Gross of LaFontaine, IN; Step-Son, Daniel Ritter of Wabash, IN; 2 Step-Daughters, Annette (Gerald) Webb of Wabash, IN, Bobbi Ritter of Houma, LA; 2 Sisters, Lula Mae Gross of Wabash, IN, Edith Hall of Lebanon, PA; 10 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 2:00pm with Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, Indiana. Friends may call 4-8pm Friday at the funeral home. NOTE: David grew up in the Boons Camp section of Johnson County.

    
HESTER, Concrad D. "C.D."
1931-2006
Concrad D. "C.D." Hester, 74, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Jan. 26 2006.  Born May 16, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Elmer and Harret Crider Hester. He was a retired sergeant with the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Vest Hester of Clarksville; and a brother, Donald Hester of Elkhorn City. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

      
HILL, Byrd
1926-2006
Byrd Hill, 79, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1926, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Bernard and Ida Harless Hill. He was a coal miner, a farmer, and member of Sixth Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Norma Burchett Hill of Hager Hill; two sons, B. Joe Hill and George Hill, both of Hager Hill; a daughter, Faye LaMartina of Deltona, Fla.; three sisters, Hester Goble of Emma, Nannie Burchett of Lexington, and Dorothy Rowe of New Carlisle, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tom Reese officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.18 2006

    
HOPSON, Elizabeth Josephine (Burchett)
1925-2006
Elizabeth Josephine Hopson, 80, of Auxier, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 19, 1925, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Stapleton Burchett. She was a retired educator with the Floyd County school system. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel T. Hopson. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Jo Hopson Hurst of Coral Springs, Fla.; a sister, Lora Marie Wells of Hager Hill; and a granddaugher. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Burchett Family Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.13 2006

    
HORNE, Elmon
1922-2006
Elmon Horne, 83, of Springfield passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2006, he went to be with our Lord and Savior, in the Ohio Masonic Home Alzheimer Unit. He was born February 10, 1922 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Isadore and Ora Lee (Blair) Horne. He retired in 1987 from Wittenberg University after service of 25 years, and served in the United States Army during World War II. Elmon was a loving husband to his wife and was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ann Horne; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Joe Cicco of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, Sheila and Dale Warfel of Springfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Dee Horne of Springfield and Kevin and Judy Horne of West Chester, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wendel, Venson and Jolly Dee Horne. "He was a very loving and caring father to all his children and grandchildren and was always full of laughter. He joined Fellowship Christian Church in the year of 2000, after that, he was the happiest man I ever knew. He will be so sadly missed by all his family. May he ever rest in peace. Good bye my darling," your loving wife. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, February 2, 2006 from 11 am-1 pm in the Fellowship Christian Church, 2301 Valley Loop Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45504. Funeral services will begin at 1 pm with Pastor Grant Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite G-100, Dayton, Ohio 45449. The family is being served by the LITTLETON AND RUE FUNERAL HOME. Springfield, Ohio  2/1/2006. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

JACKSON, Nancy (Westbrook)
1939-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Nancy Jackson, 66, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Jan. 16, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born June 8, 1939, at Beaumont, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Eva Westbrook. She and her husband owned and operated Nancy's Resturant, Paintsville for several years. She also ran the deli at Foodland Grocery in King Addition until her retirement. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Buck Westbrook. Survivors include her husband, Danny Jackson of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 20, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Wendell Ison and Doug Crider officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Cemtery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.20 2006

     
LEMASTER, Norman Bradley
1937-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Norman Bradley Lemaster, 68, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Jan. 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Lemaster was born Oct. 20, 1937 in Magoffin County, Ky., son of the late Wiley J. and Una Nell Lemaster. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Homer and Edward Lemaster. Surviving are his wife, Okie Mae Dale Lemaster of Flat Gap; three brothers, James Lemaster of Salyersville, Ky., William Lemaster of Mansfield, Ohio, and David Lemaster of Marion, Ohio; and three sisters, Edna Cantrell and Janet Marshall, both of Salyersville, Ky., and Barbara Johnson of Huntsville, Ohio. The service was officiated by Hubert Slone and Matthew 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 Wednesday Jan.25 2006

     
 
PENNINGTON, Ronald Eugene
1974-2006
Ronald Eugene Pennington, 31, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Jan. 7, in Pike County. Born Feb. 4, 1974, in Johnson County, he was a son of Ronnie Pennington and Lovan Osborne. He was a heavy equipment operator with Palimer Electric. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Meade of Wittensville; a daughter, Caitlin Pennington of Wittensville; a stepdaughter, Taylor Meade of Wittensville; and two sisters, Crystal Frazier of Flat Gap and Lisa Clark of Volga. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PRATER, Pink Marie  (Picklesimer)
1916-2006
Pink Marie Prater, 89, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 6, 1916, at Riceville, she was a daughter of the late William Ransom and Ida Cynthia Howard Picklesimer. She was a homemaker, a member of Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Ladies Auxiliary and former Sunday school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Maurice Prater; and a son, Paul Michael Prater. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Sue Dyer of Paintsville, Mary C. VanHoose of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sharon K. Conley of Oil Springs; four sisters, Prudence Robinson of Plainville, Ind., Pearl Wood of Englewood, Fla., and Pamelee Alexander and Pauline Wood, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Delbert Music officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.11 2006

    
PRESTON S. Philip
2006
Preston 49, of Ft. Thomas , KY passed away Sunday, January 22, 2006 in Kauai, Hawaii. Phil was born in Paintsville, KY the son of Homer and Lillian (Fannin) Preston. He was employed with the Social Security Administration office in Cincinnati, he attended New Thought Unity Center and was involved in the Mankind Project. Phil is survived by his son Nathan (fiance Sara) of Springboro, a daughter Hannah (Brandon) Dearth of Centerville and a grandson Hayden Dearth, his parents, two brothers Doug (Karen) Preston of Middletown and Homer Preston Jr. of Springboro, a sister Janie (John) Moreland of Springboro, his partner Mike Williams and his two children Corey and Laura Williams. Funeral services will be Saturday 1 P.M. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 40 N. Main St., Springboro. Visitation will be Friday 5 to 8 P.M. and after 12 Noon, Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.com. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Human Rights Campaign. Funeral Date: Jan. 28, 1 p.m. Cincinnati, Ohio

    
PRESTON, Sarah Arzie Jean
1987-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. at the Louisa Faith Baptist Church for Sarah Arzie Jean Preston, 18, of Louisa, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Jan. 22 in Louisa. Ms. Preston was born August 21, 1987 in Pike County, Ky., daughter of Guy W. and Carla Wellman Preston. She was employed at Long John Silver’s in Louisa. Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother, Ryan Matthew Young, and her maternal grandparents, Frank and Arzie Wellman, all of Louisa. The service will be officiated by Jimmy Cooksey, Josh Wright and Kenny Wright, with burial in the Preston-Bowling Cemetery at East Point, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.25 2006

      
SALYER, Clyde
1916-2006
Clyde Salyer, 89, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 5, 1916, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Ratio and Lula Patton Salyer. He was self-employed with Salyer Coal Company and a member of Licking River Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Sammy Salyer, Ollie Salyer, and Jimmy Salyer; and seven sisters, Jessie Craft, Eva Craft, Eliza Higgins, Myrtle Stephens, Dora Rice, Edith Rawson, and Rella Smith. Survivors include his wife, Anna Jo Arnett Salyer of Salyersville; three sons, Bobby Salyer, Rick Salyer, and Jeff Salyer, all of Salyersville; a daughter, Jennifer Howard of Salyersville; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Daniel Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Salyer Cemetery under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
SALYER, Edna (O'Bryan)
1917-2006
Edna O'Bryan Salyer, 89, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 30, 1917, at Asa Creek, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Rosa Salyer O'Bryan. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Warnie Salyer. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Beechwall United Baptist Church with Elder James R. Blair officiating. Burial was in Warnie Salyer Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
STAMBAUGH, Jeff
1925-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12:30 p.m. at the Amos Chapel of Shawnee, Kan., for Jeff Stambaugh, 81, who passed away Friday, Jan. 20 at Sharon Lane Nursing Home in Shawnee. Mr. Stambaugh was preceded in death by three brothers, Luther Willis Sr., Carl Jr. and Doyle Stambaugh; and one nephew, Mike Stambaugh. Surviving are one sister, Marge Pittman; one brother, Will Stambaugh; eight nieces, Tammy Pittman-Stuhlman, Ruth Siler, Delores Thompson, Barbara Miller, Trudy Wilson, Carlene Gainer, Brenda Pflumm, and Susan Gerleman; and six nephews, Robert Pittman, Barry, Russel, and Larry Stambaugh, and Luther Jr. and Jim Willis. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.25 2006

  
STAPLETON, Emma (Adams)
1911-2006
Emma Adams Stapleton, 94, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Jan. 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 2, 1911, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ashland and Rose Hampton Adams. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Noah Stapleton, in 2002. Survivors include a son, William David Stapleton of Flat Gap; four daughters, Betty Thompson of Sitka, Hattie Auxier of Paintsville, Mary Perciful and Judy O'Bryan, both of Flat Gap; a sister, Gladys Castle of Thealka; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott and Larry O'Bryan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.18 2006

  
STAPLETON, Phyllis A. (Stambaugh)
1938-2006
Phyllis A. Stapleton 67, of Springfield passed away Sunday, January 15, 2006 in Kindred Hospital, Dayton. She was born October 10, 1938 in Van Leer, Kentucky the daughter of Ben and Effie (Green) Stambaugh. Mrs. Stapleton had been employed by Harts Family Center and was a member of the Beatty Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Randy and Georgia Stapleton of Springfield, Jeff and Joyce Stapleton of Dayton; one daughter Rita Schuler and her fiancé Jeff Hamilton of Springfield; three sisters and a brother-in-law Verlia Hall of Lexington, Kentucky, Joyce Ferguson of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary and James Music of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren Mark Hare, Christopher Stapleton, Kyle Stapleton, Lynn Deady, Jason Waldron and Cindy Hamilton; four great grandchildren Jordan Deady, Taylor Deady, Easton Deady, and Hannah Stapleton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Stapleton; two brothers William and G len Stambaugh and one sister Vivian Grimm. The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Home with Rev. John S. Wallace and Rev. Paul Calvert officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 1/17/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
VANHOOSE, Don Marshall
1916-2006
Don Marshall VanHoose, age 89, of Dayton, OH; went to be with the Lord, Sunday January 1, 2006 peacefully in his sleep at his residence. Don was born in the Paintsville, KY area on March 17, 1916 to Willie and Gracie (McCarty) VanHoose. Don retired from Harrison Radiator in 1972 following 30 years of employment. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. We will most miss his homemade cornbread and stories of down home. He was preceded in death in 2002 by his beloved bride Belle Long VanHoose to whom he was married for 64 years; a brother Homer VanHoose, 2 sisters Opal Blanton; Gypsy Colvin. Surviving are 3 children Sue VanHoose of Dayton, Russ (Stephanie) VanHoose of Versailles, KY, and Wilma (Rick) Faerber of Davis, IL; 5 grandchildren Matt (Charlotte) VanHoose, Jason (Jayme) VanHoose, Amy (Jeff) Nemeth, Addi Faerber, and Jess Faerber; 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2006 from 5-8pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 40 N. Main St., Springboro, OH. Funeral services are Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 2pm at Miamisburg Full Gospel Tabernacle with Rev. Lonnie Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends after services at the church fellowship hall. Dayton, Ohio-1/3/2006.

     
WALLEN, Neva Leona (Preston)
1915-2006
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Neva Leona Wallen, 91, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Jan. 21 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Wallen was born Jan. 6, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late I.D. and Malta Howe Preston. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Wendell Wallen. Surviving are one son, Howard Wendell Wallen of Williamsport; one daughter, Lois Webb of Williamsport; two brothers, Virgie Preston of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Paul Richard Preston of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Wallen of Williamsport and Patty Swartz of Barefoot Bay; and four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Primitive Baptist ministers, with burial in the Wallen family cemetery at Williamsport. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 25, 2006

      
WEBB, Bobby Gean
1932-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. at the North Fork Baptist Church in North Fork, S.C., for Bobby Gean Webb, 73, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Veterans Administration facility in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Webb was born Apr. 22, 1932 in Greenville, S.C., son of the late Charlie and Eula Paige Webb. He was a diesel mechanic. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Leopard Webb. Surviving are one son, James Gerald Webb of South Carolina; three daughters, Tammy Grace Wyatt of Greenville, Bobbie Jean Wells of Traveler’s Rest, S.C., and Mary Yvonne Grimm of Flat Gap; and one brother, Charlie Webb Jr. of North Carolina. The service will be officiated by Thomas Wallace, with burial in the North Fork Baptist Church Cemetery at Traveler’s Rest. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.20 2006

     
WEBB, Rebecca (Butcher)
1916-2006
Rebecca Butcher Webb, 89, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 7, at her residence. Born Oct. 23, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Sarah Frances O'Bryan Skaggs. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Dennis Butcher, and W.L. Webb. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Elnora Butcher of Paintsville; a stepson, Frank B. Webb of Paintsville; a stepgrandchild; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.11 2006

     
WOODS, Ethel (Salyer)
1913-2006
Ethel Salyer Woods, 92, of Catlettsburg, Ky., widow of James Merdie Woods, departed this life Monday evening, Jan. 2, 2006, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following a brief illness. Ethel was born Feb. 20, 1913, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Ezra and Vernia Blevins Salyer.She was a member of Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul D. Woods; and a brother, Everett Salyer. She is survived by a son, James Wendell Woods and his wife, Donna, of Catlettsburg; a daughter, Wanda Jean Akers and her husband, Alvin, of LaGrange, Ky.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hester Bayes of Hagerhill, Ky., Minnie Blair of Springfield, Ohio, and Loretta VanHoose (Dallas) of Springfield; and a brother, Mitchell Salyer of Catlettsburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Locklear. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and an hour before funeral services on Thursday. Daily Independent, Ashland Kentucky 1/3/06




FEBRUARY - 2006
ARMS, Minnie
1916-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Minnie Arms, 89, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 9 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Arms was born July 26, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Elijah V. and Martha Collins Arms. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Arms; two sons, Howard and Richard Arms; and one daughter, Helen Arms. Surviving are one son, Roy Arms of Paintsville; three daughters, Dorothy Hatton of Winchester, Ky., Martha Vandeventer of Mishawaka, Ind., and Shirley Walls of Wyatt, Ind.; four brothers, Bill Arms of East Point, Ky., James Arms of Denver, Colo., Luther Arms of Magoffin County, Ky., and Elva Arms of Paintsville; three sisters, Mae Page of Salyersville, Ky., Josephine Arms of Oil Springs, Ky., and Betty Sue Salyers of East Point; and 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by John M. Wheeler and James E. Woods, with burial in the Arms Family Cemetery at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.15 2006

     
BARTON, Lucy
1915-2006
Lucy Barton, 90, of Tomahawk, Martin Co Ky., died Monday, Feb. 20, at Paintsville. Born March 10, 1915, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Green and Rosa Hall Barton. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Barton; and three sisters, Maudie Barton, Rosa Molette and Sarah Barton Bowen. Survivors include three brothers, Howard Barton of Tallmadge, Ohio, Eugene "Buck" Barton of Akron, Ohio, and Carl T. Barton of Michigan; and two sisters, Minzie Fannin of Tomahawk and Ida Marie Butcher of Boons Camp. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Little Friendship Church, Boons Camp, with Rev. Claude Mollette officiating. Burial wil be in Jean Mollette Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday February 22, 2006

   
BLACKBURN, Anna (Blevins)
1926-2006
Anna Blackburn, 80, of Cow Creek, Prestonsburg, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Jan. 7, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Sonny and Stella Blevins. She was a homemaker and member of Endicott Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Raymond Blackburn Jr.; a brother, Leslie Blevins; and two sisters, Virgie Roberts Tanner and Alta Roberts. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Blackburn; two sons, James Ermond Blackburn of Prestonsburg and Jerry Elwood Blackburn of Roann, Ind.; three daughters, Linda Ann Griffey of East Point, Deborah Watkins of Wabash, Ind., and Vanessa Jarvis of Blue River; a brother, Walter Blevins of West Van Lear; two sisters, Alice Pitts of Kingsington, Ohio and Mabel Pitts of Salineville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bill Campbell and Hobert Meek officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.15 2006

     
BLEVINS, Danny Eugene
1939-2006
Danny Eugene Blevins, 67, of Van Lear, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 9, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jessie and Eva Music Blevins. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Webb. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Wells Blevins; a son, Danny K. Blevins of Van Lear; a daughter, Jessica Blevins-Deboard of Van Lear; a sister, Phyllis Blevins Jennings of Van Lear; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Joe Howard officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

     
BOWEN, Mary Jane (Hayden)
1924-2006
Mary Jane Hayden Bowen, 81, of Sitka, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born April 22, 1924, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Trinnie Staniford Hayden. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Morgan Bowen; a son, Boo Bowen; and a daughter, Ernestine Bowen. Survivors include three sons, Morgan Bowen, Fred Bowen, and Asie Bowen, all of Sitka; three daughters, Wanda Sparks of Sitka, Irene Honeycutt of Paintsville, and Willa Hall of Banner; three brothers, Asie Hayden of Paintsville, Grant Hayden of Barboursville, W.Va., and Sherrod Hayden; four sisters, Sue Clark of Van Lear, Martha Ramey of Sitka, Marie Young of Blaine, and Willa M. Jennings of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Bowen Family Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.10 2006

     
BOWLING, William Howard
1965-2006
William Howard Bowling, 40, of East Point, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 in Mobile, Ala. Born April 19, 1965, at Wabash, Ind., he was a son of the late William Frances and Ruth Gross Bowling. He was employed with Dotson Electric Company. Survivors include his wife, Mary Fairchild Bowling of East Point; two sons, Robert Bowling and Jesse Bowling, both of Johnson County; a step-son, Paul Hannah of East Point; a step-daughter, Misty Spears of East Point; two brothers, Michael Bowling of West Van Lear, and David Wayne Bowling of Ohio; a sister, Vickie Bowling of Indiana; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
BUTCHER, Lorena R. (Roberts
1909-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Lorena R. Butcher, 96, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 9 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Butcher was born Oct. 10, 1909 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Charlie and Louella VanHoose Roberts. She was a retired operating room technician. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herchel Butcher; two sons, Herchel Jr. and Larry Butcher; one daughter, Avonell Joseph; three brothers, Earl, Tommy, and Henry Roberts; and three sisters, Eloise Childers, Mary Brownlee, and Pauline Price. Surviving are one son, Charles Butcher of Catlettsburg, Ky.; three daughters, Joann Music of Meally, Ky., Patty Stalnaker of Lexington, Ky., and Billie Morales of Florida; and 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, nine great-great- grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tommy Meade, with burial in the Butcher Family Cemetery at Williamsport. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 15, 2006

     
BROWNING, Betty Jo (Newsome)
1932-2006
Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky., for Betty Jo Browning, 73, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 16 in Paintsville. Ms. Browning was born April 9, 1932 in Bypro, Ky., daughter of the late Charlie and Virdie Little Newsome. She was a cook employed by the Floyd County Board of Education. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Greta Jones. She is survived by one son, William Charles Browning of Lowmansville, Ky.; one daughter, Katie Woody of Tutor Key, Ky.; one brother, William Dewey Newsome of River, Ky.; three sisters, Bonnie Smith of Pikeville, Ky., Joyce Johnson of Melvin, Ky., and Mary Leeker of Manassas, Va.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Garfield Potter. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Hager Hill, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

     
BURTON, John Alvin
1938-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for John Alvin Burton, 68, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15 2006 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Burton was born Jan. 1, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Harmon U. and Okie Castle Burton. He was a retired school bus driver. Surviving are his wife, Aleene Short Burton of Flat Gap; one son, Willard (Joanie) Burton of Flat Gap; one brother, Bradley Burton of Sitka, Ky.; and one grandson, Christopher John Burton. The service was officiated by Paul Dean Meade and Johnny Estep, with burial in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

    
CASTLE, Amy Alexis Kelly
2000-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Amy Alexis Kelly Castle, 5, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7 2006 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Miss Castle was born October 11, 2000 in Boyd County, Ky., daughter of Ronald Lee and Patricia Joyce Ratliff Castle of West Van Lear.Also surviving are one brother, Christopher Lee Castle of West Van Lear, and maternal grandparents, Fred and Donna Sue Ratliff and Don and Deloris Castle, all of West Van Lear. The service was officiated by Paul Keaton, Doug Crider and Craig Ratliff, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.15 2006

     
CASTLE, Elsie
1923-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, Ky., for Elsie Castle, 83, who passed away Friday, Jan. 27 at St. Luke East Hospice Unit in Fort Thomas, Ky. Mrs. Castle was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Castle. Surviving are one son, Clyde T. Castle of Latonia; two daughters, Patricia Spradlin and Melissa Fryman, both of Latonia; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial to follow the service at the Mother of God Cemetery at Fort Wright, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Connley Brothers Funeral Home of Latonia. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.01 2006

   
CASTLE, Fred Robert
1945-2006
Fred Robert Castle, 60, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Saturday, Feb. 4 2006. Born April 20, 1945, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Orville and Mary Stambaugh Castle. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Blair Castle of Ann Arbor; a daughter, Beth DeKrasi, of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Barbara Tiziani of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and Joyce Weddington of Saline, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Stambaugh Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.08 2006

   
CASTLE, Herman Eugene
1941-2006
Herman Eugene Castle, 64, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Feb.12, 2006 at V.A. Hospital, Richmond, Va. Born June 28, 1941, in Johnson County, he was a son of Gladys Adams Castle of Thealka and the late Richard Castle. He was a retired NAPA merchant and an Army veteran. He was also preceded in death a son, William "Bill" Richard Castle. Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Castle of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Barbara Sublett of Kennesaw, Ga.; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Venny Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.17 2006

  
COLLINS, Jeff
1927-2006
Jeff Collins, 78, of Warfield, Martin Co Ky., died Friday, Feb, 24, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1927, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Bea and Virgie Rupp Collins. He was a forestry worker. Survivors include three sons, John Bud Collins of Warfield, Jimmy and Ronald Collins of Pilgrim; nine daughters, Darlene Preece of Pilgrim, Becky Patrick of Inez, Lucille Collins of Lovely, Letha Smith and Odessa Marie Fields, both of Kermit, W.Va., Ima Jean Parsons and Mary Cline, both of Warfield, Debra Collins of Columbus, Ohio, and Ina Grace Yaunt of Missouri; and a sister, Garnet Scott of Louisa. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Tim McCoy and Lonnie Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemtery, Pilgrim, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

     
COULTER, Madeline (Auxier)
1940-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Madeline Auxier Coulter, 65, of Louisville, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Harbor Side Nursing Home, Louisville. Born Feb. 29, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Virgil and Alta Taylor Auxier. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Michael Music of North Carolina, and Robert Moyers of Louisville; two daughters, Leslie Moyers and Kristie McGreevey, both of Louisville; a brother, Virgil Auxier, Jr. of East Point; three sisters, Barbara Phyllis Vanderweide of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carol Ann Lewis of Springfield, Ohio, and Virginia Lynn Welch of Eaton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Tucker officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
DEVORE, Shirley (Fraley)
1924-2006
Shirley DeVore, 81, 11859N 700W, Silver Lake, died at 11:27 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Lutheran Hospital here. She was born March 30, 1924, in Van Lear, Ky., to John and Laura (Picklesimmer) Fraley. She married Robert H. deVore on May 14, 1948, in Wabash and he survives. Mrs. DeVore worked 28 years at General Tire, Wabash, and 17 years at Controls, North Manchester, before retiring. She moved to Wabash in 1946. Also surviving are two daughters, LaDeanna (Max) Thompson, Claypool, and Tammy L. deVore, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are to the American Heart Association. Wabash Indiana February 4, 2006

   
FERGUSON, Nancy Mae (Kelly)
1916-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Nancy Mae Ferguson, 89, of Belleville, Mich, died Tuesday, Feb. 28 2006. Born Nov. 4, 1916, in Redbush, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Vesta Bowland Kelly. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Orville Ferguson; two sons, Billy Ferguson and Bobby Ferguson; and a daughter, Margaret Ferguson. Survivors include three sons, Danny Ferguson of Redbush, Orville Ferguson, Jr. of River Rouge, Mich., and Tommy Ferguson of South Rockwood, Mich.; three daughters, Peggy Arms of Saloma, Ariz., Beulah Bowen of Brimley, Mich., and Kathy Livingood of Belleville; a half-brother, Clint Salyer Jr. of Flat Gap; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 4, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Redbush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
FERGUSON, Sola (Tackett)
1913-2006
Sola Tackett Ferguson, 92, of Riceville, Johnson Co Ky., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Xenia, Ohio. Born Oct. 31, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Callie and Alta Lemaster Blanton. She was a retired postmaster with Riceville Post Office, a merchant, who owned and operated a grocery store in Riceville for many years with her husband, the late Jesse Tackett. She was also preceded in death by a son, Otto Tackett. Survivors include two sons, Benn Tackett of Xenia, and Chester Tackett of Riceville: four daughters, Ella Caudill, Neva Caudill, and Betty Hines, all of Xenia, and Ruth Ann Blair of Riceville; a sister, Evelyn Click of Swamp Branch; 35 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders John R. Pelphrey and J.O. Rice officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

    
FITCH, Buell
1920-2006
Buell Fitch, 85, of Springfield left to meet the Lord Saturday, February 4, 2006. He was born February 29, 1920 in Johnson County, Kentucky, the son of Charles and Melissa (Ross) Fitch. Mr. Fitch worked for many years at Crowell Collier and International Harvester. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Neva (McKenzie) Fitch; two daughters and son-in-law, Sharon Fitch and Norma and Keith Hyland all of Springfield; two grandchildren, Kari Hyland of Mayland, Ohio and Michael Hyland of Springfield; numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers an five sisters-in-law, Bill and Vesta , Sampson and Nancy, Selcie, Dennis and Elsie, Lloyd and Gypsie Marie and Homer and Irene Fitch; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Eula and Otto Burchett and Neva Fitch. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 5-7 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Craig Grammer. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Springfield, Ohio 2/9/2006.

      
FLETCHER, Verna (Ratliff)
1921-2006
Verna Ratliff Fletcher, 84, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 3 2006. Born March 10, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Walker and Virgie Music Ratliff. She was a member of Meally Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alex Boone Fletcher, in 1994. Survivors include a son, Gary Robert Fletcher of New Lebanon, Ohio; a daughter, Carol Hunter of Coryton, Tenn.; a brother, Jerry Walker Ratliff; three sisters, Verlia Phelps, Viola Music, and Valerie Ratliff; and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Monday, Feb. 6, at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Arville Short officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.08 2006

    
FRANKLIN, Hazel Dalton (Daniels)
1909-2006
Hazel Dalton Franklin, 96, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 26, 1909, in Blaine, she was a daughter of the late Orlando and Ollie Wheeler Daniels. She was a homemaker, and past member of Sitka Homemakers and Paintsville United Baptist Church Auxiliary. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Charles Wells, W.T. Dalton, Miniard Grim, and Edgar Franklin. Survivors include a son, Arnold Wells of Paintsville; two daughters, Dorlene Lockwood of Paintsville, and Josephine Parley of Florida; a brother, William Daniels of Florida, a sister, Ruby Horsley of Portsmouth, Ohio; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren: and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders John R. Pelphrey and Chris Rowland officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

    
GARRETT, Betty Ruth (Webb)
1951-2006
Betty Ruth Garrett, 54, of Martin, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born May 15, 1951, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Elza and Rachel Smith Webb. She was a homemaker and member of Betsy Layne Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Ellis Paul Garrett; two sons, Ellis Paul Garrett Jr. and Mark Anthony Garrett, both of Martin; a daughter, Regina Sue Carroll of Martin; four brothers, Roger Webb of Sparta, Tenn., David Webb of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Jim Webb of Cleveland, Ohio and Frankie Webb of Prestonsburg; five sisters, Virgie Daniels of Sparta, Roberta Jett of Springfield, Ohio, Virginia Osborne and Cora Greathouse, both of Auxier, and Cynthia Vickory of Van Lear; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 12, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Judy Caudill and Sam Stevens officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Walt Carroll, Roger Webb, David Webb, Jim Webb, Frankie Webb, Gary Garrett, Amos Smith, Greg Jarvis, Erwin Orsborne, William Daniels, Billy Joe Osborne, Randy Dotson, Timothy Garrett, Douglas Osborne, Cody Boyd, Kyly Garrett, Jeremy Pinson, Mickey Boyd, Todd Ward, Merlin Osborne, Jimmy Boyd, Andrew Garrett and Donald Garrett. Big Sandy News

     
HALL, Virginia (Spears)
1927-2006
Virginia Spears Hall, 78, of Martin, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Born May 15, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Victoria Spears. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Bible Church, receiving the longest member award, and was a member of Christians Ladies Club. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hall; three brothers, Walter, Dorman and Frank Spears; and two sisters, Irlene Johnson and Fannie Meade. Survivors include a son, Carl D. Hall of Banner; a granddaughter; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 26, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Arnold Turner officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

    
HARRIS, James Alan
1946-2006
James Alan Harris, 59, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, Feb. 22,2006 at the VA Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born July 28, 1946, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Elmer and Kathleen Wade Harris. He was a retired CSX Railroad worker and Vietnam Veteran. He was also preceeded in death by a brother, Douglas Guy Harris. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Fannin Harris of West Van Lear; a son, Robert Allen Harris of West Van Lear; two daughters, Debbie Reffett of Arkansas and Lori Melvin of Van Lear; a brother, David Harris of Anchorage, Alaska.; five sisters, Patricia Lafferty of Meally, Diana Wells of Thelma, Linda Mullins of Paintsville, Sandra Winn of Utah and Mary Banks of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Manford Fannin and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.24 2006

     
HAZLETTE, Thomas Jr.
1931-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas Hazlette Jr., 75, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 19 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville. Mr. Hazlette was born Feb. 9, 1931 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Tom and Hannah Collinsworth Hazlette. He was a painting and decorating contractor and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Pelphrey Hazlette of Paintsville; two sons, Thomas Price “Tim” Hazlette of Nicholasville, Ky., and Phillip Scott Hazlette of Paintsville; two brothers, Clyde Hazlette of Hager Hill, Ky., and Sammie Hazlette of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two sisters, Fannie Louise Ehrman of Shelby, Ohio, and Sarah Ann Hazlette of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Toby Wheeler and Herb Arms, 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 Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

   
HINTON, Cheryl Lee "Sherry" (Picklesimer)
1952-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Cheryl Lee "Sherry" Hinton, 54, of Frankfort, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Jan. 30, 1952, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Kermit and Anita Conley Picklesimer. She was an administrative assistant. Survivors include her husband, Charles Hinton of Frankfort; a son, Kenton James Helvey of Lexington; two sisters, Teri Goble of Atlanta, Ga., and Krista Rodgers of Winchester; and a brother, Rick Picklesimer of Sitka. Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 10, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


     
HOWARD, Albert B.
1928-2006
Albert B. Howard, Age 77, formerly of South Lebanon passed peacefully Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Lakeland Regional Medical Ctr. in Florida. Born in Paintsville, Ky., October 13, 1928, the son of Ben and Jessie Howard, he was retired from General Motors and had lived in Lakeland Fl., since 1995. He was a member of the Outreach Baptist Church in Lakeland. Preceded in death by his parents and first wife Beulah (Fields) Howard, his loving wife of forty-three years, he is survived by wife Karen Howard of Lakeland Fl.; three daughters, Norma Horton, Gretta Pennington and Barbara Howard; two sons, Paul and David Howard; three sisters, Donna Lou, Kate and Lorrie Howard; brothers, Darce, Charlie and Jerry Howard, fifteen grandchildren and twenty four great-grandchildren. Visitation and funeral service was held Monday, February 27, 2006 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, South Lebanon with burial in the Deerfield Cemetery. Arrangements by Stine Kilburn Funeral Home, Lebanon. Published 3/9/2006

    
HUGHES, Shirley Jewel (Slone)
1913-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Shirley Jewel Slone Hughes, 92, of West Van Lear, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born July 13, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late George and Cora Castle Slone. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford D. Hughes, in 1965; two sons, Bob Hughes and Donald E. Hughes; and two brothers, James Slone, and Dennis Slone. Survivors include two sons, George Hughes of Springfield, Ohio, and Eddie Hughes of West Van Lear; a daughter, Anna E. Tramel of West Van Lear; a brother, Wayne Slone of Springfield; two sisters, Ina Wheeler of Walbridge, Ohio, and Marietta Ratliff of Ashtabula, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

       
HUNLEY, Versie (Howard)
1922-2006
Versie Howard Hunley, 83, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Feb. 7 2006, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 19, 1922, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Lonzie and Pearlie Tackett Howard. She was a homemaker and member of the United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hunley; a son, Ricky Hunley; a daughter, Margaret Hunley; four brothers, Rexford Howard, Lonzie Kenneth Howard, Monroe Howard, and Denny Howard; and two sisters, Verla Adams and Tressie Mae Howard. Survivors include three sons, Bobby Joe Hunley, Billy Edward Hunley, and Mitchell Hunley, all of Salyersville; three daughters, Ethel Mae Gibbs, Joyce McCarty, and Edna Faye Hunley, all of Salyersville; two brothers, Carl Howard and Hershel Howard, both of Salyersville; four sisters, Addie Hale of Salyersville, Rosie Williams of Ohio, Mag McDowell of Lexington, and Vetta Caudill of Tennessee; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Carl Howard, Joe Carrol, J.D. Rice, and Buster Blanton officiating. Burial will be in Tackett Cemetery, Wheelersburg, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
LYONS, Eldanna "Annie" (VanHoose)
1913-2006
Eldanna "Annie" Lyons, 92, of Tutor Key, Johnson County, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at Pikeville Health Care Center, Pikeville. Born Jan. 26, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Selina Ward Vanhoose. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elder Florida Lyons in 1985; two sisters, Nora Lee Lyons and Frances Faye Preston; a brother, Dallas Vanhoose; and a great-grandchild. Survivors include five daughters, Anna Belle Puckett of Pikeville, Wanda Lou Peters of Grayson, Peggy Marie Wallen of Xenia, Ohio, Linda Sue Spencer of Belleville, Mich., and Marylin Kaye Hitchcock of Tutor Key; a son, S.J. Vanhoose of Wisconsin.; 22 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 13, at Georges Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Arthur Preston, Elder A. J. Williamson and Elder Zora Adkins officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

      
MCDAVID, Maxie Carolyn (Salyer)
1941-2006
Maxie Carolyn Salyer McDavid, 64, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 8, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Pauline Lemaster Salyer. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Sue Music. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Robert D. McDavid; four sons, Robert D. McDavid Jr. of Hager Hill, Douglas E. McDavid and Steven C. McDavid, both of Paintsville, and Christopher A. McDavid of Van Lear; a daughter, Patricia C. Selvage of Hager Hill; three sisters, Sharon Witten of Frankfort, Sherry Poindexter of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, and Sandra Keaton of Paintsville; two brothers, Eddie Dean Salyer of Michigan, and Michael Salyer of Paintsville; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 13, at West Prestonsburg Free United Baptist Church with Revs. Robert Ousley, Robert McDavid and Harley Howard officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Pallbearers were Douglas E. McDavid, Steven C. McDavid, Christopher A. McDavid, Thomas E. McDavid, Anthony E. Cantrell, Jonathan F. McDavid and Richard (Little Man) Dorton. Big Sandy News

    
MCGINNIS, James B.
19222006
JOHNSON COUNTY — James B. McGinnis, 84, of Van Lear, formerly of Martin County, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 24, 1922, in Martin County, he was a son of the late John McGinnis and Lou Emma Harless Cook. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Goble McGinnis; a daughter, Phyllis McCoy; a brother, Henry McGinnis; a sister, Vina Davis; and a granddaughter, Michelle Lea McCoy. Survivors include five sons, John McGinnis of Louisa, Darwin and Stanley McGinnis, both of Tomahawk, James and Irwin McGinnis, both of Inez; two daughters, Deloris Lynn Bowens of Morristown, Tenn., and Franette Stepp of Inez; five brothers, Clarence McGinnis of Debord, Enoch McGinnis of Grayson, Joe McGinnis of Blaine, Ollie McGinnis of Inez and Kenton McGinnis of Davella; six sisters, Stella Goble and Ida Faye Goble, both of Inez, Beatrice Chapman of Ypsi, Mich., Lushie Preece of Ocala Fla., Icle Copley of North Carolina, and Mary Webb of Louisa; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Terry Muncy of Inez, Lonnie Muncy of Pilgrim and Randall Muncy of Dallas, Texas.; two stepdaughters, Janet Wells of Meally and Sharon Hilger of Olive Hill; six step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Phillip Kirk officiating. Burial was in Bud Goble Cemetery, Spring Branch, Inez, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
MCKENZIE, Eugene
1920-2006
Eugene "Gene" McKenzie, 85, of London, died Friday, February 3, 2006, 2:30 a.m. in his daughter's residence in Gahanna. Gene was born June 13, 1920 in Van Lear, Ky., a son of Colbert and Alice (Fout) McKenzie. He had been a mailman in the Madison County area for 39 years delivering both a rural and a city route during that time. Gene served as a member of the United States Army during World War II. While fighting in Northern Algiers, Gene was taken as a prisoner of war. He spent 811 days in German Stalag camps before his release. While in the service he was awarded a variety of medals, including the Bronze Star, P.O.W. Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign, including Bronze Star for the Algeria-French Morocco 8-11 Nov 42 campaign and one for the Tunisia 12 November 42-13 May 43 campaign, WW II Victory Medal. Also was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge. Earned the Marksman Weapons Qualification bars for rifle, automatic rifle, bayonet and hand grenade. Gene is survived by his daughter, Kirstie McKenzie of Gahanna; brother, Russ McKenzie of Sedalia; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bette J. McKenzie and brother Robert McKenzie. The family invites friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH AND DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London, Saturday, February 11, 2006 from 5-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Sunday, February 12, 2006, 3 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Vicki Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Paint Township Cemetery. Columbus, Ohio 2/4/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
MEEK, Ronald
1943-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ronald Meek, 62, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 9 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Meek was born June 14, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Ted and Mae Castle Meek. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Connie Elaine Webb Meek of Boons Camp; four sons, Ronald Meek Jr. of Thelma, Ky., Adam Meek of Boons Camp, Robert Meek of Paintsville, Ky., and Scott Holbrook of West Van Lear, Ky.; one daughter, Jennifer Styles of New Knoxville, Ohio; one brother, Ted Meek Jr. of Tomahawk, Ky.; one sister, Clotene Lackey of Boons Camp; and 10 grandchildren. The service was officiated by Darrin Rice, 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 February 15, 2006

     
MITCHELL, Arville
1945-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home at Martin, Ky., for Arville Mitchell, 60, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Jan. 28 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Mitchell was born Feb. 14, 1945 in Drift, Ky., son of the late Dowell and Maxie Damron Mitchell. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Wheelwright, Ky. He was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Surviving are three sisters, Naomi Ruth Mosley of Lexington, Ky., and Virginia D. Hall and Vella Marie Stump, both of Phyllis, Ky.; many nieces, nephews and cousin; and special cousin and caregiver, Shirlie Fishbaugh. The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Fishbaugh Family Cemetery at East Point, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home of Martin. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.01 2006

   
OSBORNE, Buel
1920-2006
Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Dayton National Cemetery for Buel Osborne, 85, of Arcanum, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 19 at Heartland of Greenville. Mr. Osborne was born March 14, 1920 at Nippa, Ky., son of the late Walter Clay and Ethel Castle Osborne. He was a member of the Gordon United Methodist Church and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Burns and Hermalee Murphy. Surviving are his wife, Norma Greiner Osborne of Arcanum; two daughters, Debra Jean (Tony) Ernst of Gettysburg, Ohio, and Tamara Jane (Thane) Milhoan of Hilo, Hawaii; four sons, Walter (Pamela) Osborne of Beavercreek, Ohio, David (Yvonne) Osborne of Attica, Mich., and Tom and Doug Osborne, both of Arcanum; three brothers, Walter Clay (Dorothy) Osborne of Paintsville, Ky., and Ruel (Wanda) and David (Willadean) Osborne, both of Wittensville, Ky; two sisters, Goldia Adams of Paintsville and Dorothy (Les) Rose of Newport News, Va.; and 15 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Kreitzer Funeral Home of Arcanum.  Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.24 2006

  
PACK, Herbert E.
1934-2006
Herbert E. Pack 71, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away February 8, 2006 at his residence. He was born August 21, 1934 in Lowmansville, Kentucky the son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Beck) Pack. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He attended the New Carlisle Missionary Church. He is survived by four loving daughters Penny Pack, Terri and her husband Fred Hansel, Connie and her husband John Zulauf and Amanda Pack; two loving granddaughters, Staci and Jessie Hansel; many other family and friends. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Carol J. (Weaver) Pack and a sister. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2006 at the TROSTEL-CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2006. Burial will follow at New Carlisle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 124 North Jefferson Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Published: Springfield, Ohio 2/11/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
PIERCE,  Velma "Lee" (Cantrell)
1926-2006
Velma "Lee" Pierce, 79, of Groveport, formerly of Coshocton, passed away at Mt. Carmel East Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2006. Lee was born to the late Charles and Martha (Coffey) Cantrell in Elna, Kentucky on October 14, 1926. In her early years, Lee repaired airplanes during WWII at the Wright- Patterson Air Force Base. She was a member and past deaconess of the First Baptist Church of Coshocton and volunteered with the Pink Ladies at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Survived by her devoted husband, James "Jim" T. Pierce to whom she married on January 3, 1953; three loving children, Sandy (John) Reed of Lenexa, KS, Connie (Doug) Shearn of St. Clairesville and James "Jim" (Karen) Pierce of Bexley; grandchildren, Jessica, John, Jason, Michael, Amanda and Lauren; two brothers, Wendell (Rita) Cantrell of NM and Melvin Cantrell of Coshocton; fours sisters, Nell (Bob) Hill of Warsaw,OH, Jean (Roger) Guthrie of Clark, OH, Jeri Bemus and Dorothy Wilson both of Coshocton; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband Robert Shryock; two brothers Charlie Jr. and Paul Cantrell; sister Eileen Hylton and two infant twin sisters. Friends may call at the GIVEN-DAWSON FUNERAL HOME, Coshocton on Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Coshocton with Pastor Murray McMillan officiating. Interment South Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Coshocton. Columbus, Ohio 2/15/2006.

    
POWELL, Michael Shane
1965-2006
Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 25, 4-8 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Michael Shane Powell, 40, of Newport, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 23 in Edgewood, Ky. Mr. Powell was born October 26, 1965, son of the late Chester and Lena Davis Powell. Surviving are one daughter, Brandy Combs of Highland Heights; five brothers, Kenny Powell of Covington, Ky., Thomas Powell of Paintsville, Ky., David Powell of Ohio, Mark Powell of Grays, Ky., and Charlie Powell of Newport; four sisters, Sharon Lawson of Bellevue, Ky., Susan Perkins of Corbin, Ky., and Renee Inman and Janie Stacy, both of London, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.01 2006

   
POWERS, Ray
2006
Ray Powers, age 53, of Pickerington, OH formerly of Paintsville, KY, died Friday, February 3, 2006, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He was an employee of Fredrick Welding & Machining in Reynoldsburg, OH, member Fairfield Fish & Game, El Hasa Shrine in Ashland, KY; Kentucky Colonel, and a graduate of Paintsville High School. Ray is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly Powers of Columbus, Kelly and James Fornash of Pickerington; grandchildren, Damon Ward, Katherine Ann and Noah David Powers, Dakota and Leah Patterson, Kassidey, Kennedy and James D. Fornash; his father, Grant (Maxie) Powers of Salyersville, KY; several nieces, nephews, and loving family members. He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann "Jodi" Blanton Powers (September 22, 2005), son David Ray Powers, mother Imogene Blanton Powers, and his brother Rev. Rick Powers. Friends may visit 5-8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road North, Pickerington, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday with Pastor Paul Collins officiating. Interment Betzer Cemetery, Carroll, OH.  Columbus, Ohio 2/6/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock


    
PRESTON, Edgar Jr.
1938-2006
Edgar Preston Jr. Age 67 of Brookville, passed away Friday, February 3, 2006 at Hospice of Dayton following an extended illness. Edgar retired from Commonwealth Insurance after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty; sons & daughters-in-law, Ed & Debbie Preston, Brookville, David & Kris Preston, Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren, Leticia, Jeffrey, Sara & husband Rick and Brian; sister, Doris Davis, New Lebanon; brothers, Billy Joe & wife Minnie Lou Preston, Farmersville & Marvin & wife Buretta Preston, Richmond, IN. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wed., Feb. 8 at the GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT RD., BROOKVILLE. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. Visitation 5-8 PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to either Hospice of Dayton or the Brookville First United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be provided. PRESTON, EDGAR  1938-12-13   FLETCHER,NORMA      JHNSN   006   02754 

    
PRESTON, Mae (Daniels)
1925-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mae Preston, 80, of Tutor Key, Ky., who passed away Monday, Feb. 20 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Preston was born May 26, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Urchel and Grace Clark Daniels. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Preston. Surviving are one daughter, Grace Castle of Tutor Key; one sister, Frances Fay Daniels of Tutor Key; and two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Roger VanHoose, with burial in the Daniel Family Cemetery at Tutor Key. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

     
RAMEY, Mary Elizabeth (Stambaugh)
1914-2006
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ramey, age 91, of Barbourville, Ky., departed this life on Sunday February 05 2006 in the Hertiage House Nursing Home in Corbin Ky. She was born on May 05 1914 in Johnson County Kentucky, the daughter of George Stambaugh and Manerva Brummett Stambaugh and was the widow of John A. Ramey. Mrs Ramey was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in London, Ky.  She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty five years, John Allen Ramey, her parents, George and Manerva Stambaugh, one infant son, Warren Ramey and one grandson Ricky Allen Ramey, a step mother, five brothers and one sister. Left behind to mourn her passing: Six Sons:    John Ramey and wife Cheryl of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Lewis Ramey and wife Louise of Gahanna, Ohio. Frank Ramey and wife Ruby of Barbourville, Ky. David Ramey and wife Phyllis of Edmonton, Ky. Larry Ramey and wife Sue of Lexington, Ky. Robert Ramey and wife Danita of London, Ky. One Daughter:Cathy Bishop and Husband Terry of Lexington, Ky. Two Brothers:Dr. Harry Stambaugh and Glenn Stambaugh Twenty Three Grandchildren, and Twenty Seven Great Grandchildren. Mrs. Ramey also leaves behind a host of many other relatives and friends to mour her passing. Funeral services for Mrs. Ramey will be conducted on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hampton Funeral Chapel with Pastor Fred Calkins and Brother Steve House officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and family. Burials will follow in the Davis Cemetery at Davis Bend, Barbourville, Ky. Hampton Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Hertiage Activity Fund in memory of Mrs. Ramey. READ TUESDAY:  The family will receive friends this evening at the Hampton Funeral Home from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. Until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. READ WEDNESDAY: The family will receive friends today at the Hampton Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. To the Ramey family, the staff of the Hampton Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement. Submitted By: Jimmie Ann Burchett

   
RAMEY, Elder Willard Curtis Sr.
1946-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. at the Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville, Ky., for Elder Willard Curtis Ramey Sr., 59, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Ramey was born June 19, 1946 in Lawrence County, Ky., son of the late Green William and Carrie Emily Ramey. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Marie Butcher Ramey of Paintsville; three sons, Williams Melvin Ramey of Blaine, Ky., Willard Curtis Ramey Jr. of Flat Gap, Ky., and Steven Allen Ramey of LaGrange, Ky.; three daughters, Susan D. Ward of Paintsville, Stephanie Smith of Magoffin County, Ky., and Effie Fairchild of Puncheon, Ky.; five brothers, James William Ramey of Martha, Ky., Proctor David Ramey of Blaine, Roy Douglas Ramey of Sitka, Ky., and Johnny Lee and Dolphis Ramey, both of West Liberty, Ky.; six sisters, Inis Boggs and Nora Ellen Clark, both of Flat Gap, Susan Roberts Ramey and Mary Deloris Ramey, both of Blaine, Carrie Gene Blanton of Richmond, Ky., and Ruby Eileen Blanton of Sitka; and 12 grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Frankie Williams, Danny Williams and Sammie Reed, with burial in the Ramey Family Cemetery on Patterson Creek at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

    
RATLIFF, Lynda C.
1951-2006
Lynda C. Ratliff, 54, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born May 6, 1951, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Mancie Little Tackett. She was self-employed. Survivors include a daughter, Gayla Denise Adams of Grayson; two brothers, Dale Tackett of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Lynn Tackett of Paris, Tenn.; a sister, Charlotte Booher of Kettering, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Wendel Ison, Doug Crider, and Joe Adkins officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery, Virgie, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
REED, Anna Oakley (Baldwin)
1911-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Anna Oakley Baldwin Reed, 95, of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away Friday, Feb. 17 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Reed was born Feb. 12, 1911 at Oil Springs, daughter of the late John F. and Myrtle Lemaster Baldwin. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Reed. Surviving are three daughters, Janet Sue Barker of Van Lear, Ky., JoAnn VanHoose of Delaware, Ohio, and Betty Estep of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, James H. Reed of Oil Springs and Norman H. Reed of Dayton, Ohio; and eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and several step- great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Douglas Ward, James R. Blair and Jerry Colvin, with burial in the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

    
RICE, Alois Pete
1923-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Alois Pete Rice, 82, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Jan. 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Rice was born Aug. 11, 1923 in Nippa, Ky., son of Clara Williams Rice and the late William McKinley Rice. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Curtis Rice. He was the owner and operator of Rice’s Auto Body Shop of Thealka. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Pauline C. Rice of Thealka; two brothers, Harold Leon Rice of Ocala, Fla., and Edsel Rice of Flatwoods, Ky.; two sisters, Marjorie Williams of Flatwoods and Floress Ann Collins of Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Julia C. Knight of Paintsville, Ky., and Reva Rice of Ashland, Ky.; one special nephew, Michael D. Sturgill; and one special great-niece, Elizabeth K. L. Sturgill. The service were officiated by Bro. Jerry Burchett, Rev. Larry O’Bryan, and Ken Fuller, with entombment at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Military rites was conducted by the Auxier Chapter 16 DAV. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.01 2006

   
RICE, Baylor Lewis
2000-2006
Baylor Lewis Rice, 5, a quiet little angel, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 in Ft. Myers, Fla., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A lifelong resident of Bonita Springs, Baylor was born May 22, 2000, in Naples, Fla. He attended pre-school at Hope Lutheran Church and was currently in kindergarten at the Gospel Baptist Christian School. Baylor is survived by his loving mother, Alysha D. Rice; brother, Micah Rice; maternal grandparents, Darlene Burkett Rice and her husband, Peter Borras, all of Bonita Springs; uncle and aunt, Larry and April Craft of Palm Coast, Fla.; great-uncles, Jim Burkett, Tony Burkett and Mick Burkett, all of Paintsville, Ky.; great-aunts, Kaye Morrison, Debi Pinson, and Arlene Nickell, all of Paintsville, and Carolyn Vaughn of Xenia, Ohio; and three cousins, Whitney, Zach and Layton Craft of Palm Coast. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert M. Rice II. A memorial service celebrating his life was held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Browning, pastor, officiating. A reception for family and friends followed in the church hall. Arrangements under the direction of Walter Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home of Bonita Springs.Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.08 2006

   
ROBERTS, Dora Mae (Sparks)
1929-2006
Dora Mae Roberts, 76, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006at her residence. Born April 26, 1929, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late J.O. and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Sparks. She was a bookkeeper with Jenkins Drilling Company, Paints-ville, and member of First Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Harry Snow Roberts of Paintsville; a daughter, Anita Lemaster of Winchester; two sons, Russell Snow Roberts of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mack Roberts of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 20, at First Christian Church with Rev. Wes Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.24 2006

      
SEXTON, Bonnie Jean (Blanton)
1954-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Bonnie Jean Blanton Sexton, 52, of Jacksonville, Fla., who passed away Monday, Feb. 20 2006 at the Hadlow Hospice Center in Jacksonville. Mrs. Sexton was born May 5, 1954, daughter of the late John and Leona Cantrell Blanton. She attended Flat Gap Elementary School and graduated from Johnson Central High School. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mervin and Ora Blanton. Surviving are her husband, Dan Sexton; two daughters, Twylla Carol Brown of Shelby, Ala., and Alyssa Lynn Hawkins of Opelika, Ala.; three brothers, Leondis, Lonza, and Elza Blanton, all of Flat Gap, Ky.; five sisters, Della Barker of Jackson, Ohio, Ersla Barker and Carol Adams, both of Flat Gap, Emma Adams of Oil Springs, Ky., and Anith Harris of Staffordsville, Ky.; and two grandsons. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Tim Salyers and Elder Eulas Adams, with burial in the Patty Flats Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006


SMITH, Deward Everett
1921-2006
Deward Everett "Dood" Smith, 84, of 505 Gillen Avenue, Wabash, Indiana died Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 8:04am at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born December 23, 1921 in East Point, Kentucky to Kay and Lillie (Davis) Smith. He married Beatrice Flora Lavinia Lowbridge August 4, 1944 in Netley Abbey Hants, England. He was a member of the Lagro American Legion Post 248. Deward enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, and mowing his lawn. He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in Europe 36 months with the 110th General Hospital. He retired in 1983 from General Tire in Wabash after 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice "Peggy" Smith of Wabash; his son, Terence Smith of Phoenix, Arizona; his daughter, Linda (Donald) Kissinger of North Manchester; his three granddaughters, Jennifer (Jason) Rhoades of North Manchester, Pauletta (Brad) Couch of Huntington, and Sherry Frey of North Manchester; his step granddaughter, Tina (Joe) Carroll of North Manchester; step grandson, Cam (Alycee) Kissinger of North Manchester; two great-grandsons, Jevon Rhoades of North Manchester and Wyatt Couch of Huntington; two step great-granddaughters, Rebecca Rhoades of Wabash and Paige Kissinger of Fort Wayne; two step great-grandsons, Josh Kissinger of Fort Wayne, Collin Buzzard of North Manchester; and five sisters, Mintie P. DeLong of Wabash, Bonnie Castle of Gray, Tennessee, Betty Jo Smith of Huntington, West Virginia, Carrie (James) Music of Wabash, Margarette (Palmer) Honeycutt of Wabash. He was preceded in death by one brother Merril Smith, and two grandsons. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 2:00pm with Rev. Carl Holder and Rev. Tyler Hoyt officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

    
STAMBAUGH, Billy Joe
1936-2006
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home for Billy Joe Stambaugh, 69, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, Feb. 13 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Stambaugh was born March 12, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Una and Alice Preston Stambaugh. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Staniford Stambaugh of Paintsville; one son, James Michael Stambaugh of Pikeville, Ky.; one brother, Charles Michael Stambaugh of Hager Hill, Ky.; one sister, Nancy Carol Click of Hager Hill; and one granddaughter. The service was officiated by Terry Conley, with burial in the Stambaugh-Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.10 2006

   
STAMBAUGH, Emma (Travis)
1912-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Emma Stambaugh, 93, of Louisa, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mrs. Stambaugh was born Sept. 6, 1912 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Laura Stapleton Travis. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ned Stambaugh. Surviving are one son, David Glen Stambaugh of Staffordsville, Ky.; two brothers, Ray Travis of Hager Hill, Ky., and Vencil Travis of Washington, D.C.; one grandson, James David Stambaugh; and one special niece, Cheryl Hayes of Louisa. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Hubert Slone, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.15 2006


    
STAPLETON, Marjorie (Slone)
1921-2006
Marjorie Slone Stapleton, 85, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 18, 1920, in Winfred, she was a daughter of the late Jasper and Monie Lemaster Slone. She was a member of Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Stapleton, in 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Monie Juanita Stapleton of Flat Gap; and a brother, Elmo Slone of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 1, at Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with Paul E. Keaton, John G. Pelphrey, Kenny Pelphrey, and Steve Rose officiating. Burial will be in Stapleton/Castle Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

    
STAPLETON, Rex
1930-2006
Rex Stapleton, age 75, of Huber Heights, OH passed away on February 18, 2006 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born November 17, 1930 in Red Bush, Ky to Sonny and Icie (Burchett) Stapleton. He retired from Chrysler Corporation after 35 years of service. He also served his country in the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Peggy Holbrook and Effie Cottle. He is survived by his loving wife Goldie Stapleton; daughter Diana (Paul) Morgan and granddaughter Amber Morgan of Chattanooga, TN; step-daughter Donna Riley of Dayton, OH; sisters Belvenell Hill of Oil Springs, KY and Betty Lemaster of Mt. Juliet, TN; brothers Virgil Stapleton of St. Paris, OH and John Stapleton of Tipp City, OH and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 21, 2006 from 6PM to 8PM at Terebinski- Jennings Funeral Home 11900 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City, OH. Funeral services will be on Wednesday February 22, 2006 at Noon at the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Dayton, Ohio 2/21/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
STEVENS, Pastor Harold ‘Red’
1926-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Lowmansville, Ky., for Harold “Red” Stevens, 79, of Lowmansville, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 5 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. Mr. Stevens was born August 13, 1926 in Matewan, W.Va., son of the late John and Ella Burchett Stevens. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Akers Stevens; his son-in-law, Mike Havens; and his sister, Peggy Stepp. Surviving are four daughters, Betty Borders, Anna Sue Cole, Brenda (Leonard) VanHoose, and Cathy Havens, all of Lowmansville; two sons, Larry (Sheila K.) Stevens of Lowmansville, and Harold Scott (Anita) Stevens of River, Ky.; one brother, Billy Ray Stevens of Ulysses, Ky.; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Willie Gene Hayes and Jimmy VanHoose, with burial in the Stevens Cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.08 2006

   
TACKETT, Harvie E.
1924-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Harvie E. Tackett, 83, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 9 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Tackett was born December 21, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Sanford and Dora Bayes Tackett. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by two sons, James Richard and Frank Tackett. Surviving are one son, Manuel Tackett of Sitka, Ky.; four step-sons, Dexter Terry of West Van Lear, Kenneth and Clarence Terry, both of Flat Gap, Ky., and Larry Davis of Staffordsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, six step- grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Hubert Slone and Toby Johnson, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery of Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.15 2006

     
TACKETT, Murl
1939-2006
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Murl Tackett, 65, of Louisville, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at Kendred Hospital, Louisville. Born Feb. 24, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Oka L. and Jessie Frazier Tackett. He was retired from Scholl Trophies, a founding member of the Portland Youth Baseball Board of Directors, and volunteer fire-fighter. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Tackett of Louisville; two sons, James Tackett of Floyd Knobs, Ind., and Jason Tackett of Louisville; four brothers, James Tackett of Belcher, Danny Tackett of Staffordsville, Gerald Tackett of Hager Hill, and Roger Dean Tackett of Flat Gap; five sisters, Virginia LeMaster of New Lexington, Ohio, Peggy LeMaster and Francis Scott, both of Staffordsville, Susie Blair of Springfield, Ohio, and Judy Young of Beattyville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 16, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs and Bro. Dean Tackett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.17 2006

    
TACKETT, William J
1935-2006
William James “Red” Tackett, 70, of Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH, died Monday, February 20, 2006, at his home. He was born on April 21, 1935, in Paintsville, KY, the son of the late Lee Tackett and Hannah (Montgomery) Tackett.  On June 29, 1956, he was united in marriage to Charlotte B. (Woods) Tackett, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Dockie (Kelly) Tackett of Waverly, OH and Terry (Connie) Tackett of Piketon; 4 grandsons, Brandon, Nathan, Tyler and Taylor; 2 brothers, Lawrence (Linda) Tackett of Chilllicothe, OH and Robert (Elaine) Tackett of Waverly; and 2 sisters: Fannie (Robert) Mankin and Betty (Ermil) Ramey, both of Chillicothe.  Also surviving were several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Dockie, Ernest and Arnold Tackett and 2 sisters, Candy Mae McFadden and Gladys Fyffe. William was a construction superintendent for Decker Construction in Columbus, Ohio, and a verteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at Mound Cemetery, Piketon, with Rev. David Conley officiating.  Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Merritt Post 142, Waverly. Friends may call at Boyer Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday.

    
TURNER, Dr. John W.
1914-2006
Dr. John W. Turner, 91, of Paintsville, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at his residence. Born Aug. 5, 1914, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ray and Virgie Conley Turner. He was a doctor. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Penix; and a sister, Ruth Compton. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Freeman Turner of Paintsville; a son, John G. Turner of Paintsville; two daughters, Virginia Ratliff of Florence, and Lois Adkins of River; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Dave Flanery and Larry Mann officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.08 2006

    
VANHOOSE, Robert Mike "Bear"
1947-2006
Robert Mike "Bear" Vanhoose, 58, of West Van Lear, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 22, 1947, in Boone County, W.Va., he was a son of the late Clarence and Mary Pickle Vanhoose. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Survivors include two sons, Micky Vanhoose and Austin Vanhoose, both of West Van Lear; a daughter, Robyn Vanhoose of Staffordsville; three brothers, Wade Vanhoose of Columbus, N.M., Harry Vanhoose and Ronald Vanhoose, both of Paintsville; two sisters, Karen Hackworth of Paintsville, and Emma Gail Blanton of East Point; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with John Michael Blanton officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.01 2006

     
WEBB, Patsy (Blevins)
1937-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, noon at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Patsy Webb, 68, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 19 at her residence. Mrs. Webb was born April 16, 1937 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Jesse and Eva Music Blevins. Surviving are her husband, Herman Webb of Van Lear; three daughters, Madonna and Connie Webb, both of Van Lear, and Hermalee Hall of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Danny Blevins of Van Lear; one sister, Phyllis Jennings of Van Lear; and six grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Jim Price, with burial in the Webb Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

    
WELLS, Larry F.
1942-2006
Larry F. Wells, 63, of Murphy, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 in Warren, Ohio. Born May 28, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Rebecca Preston Wells. He was a foreman with Packard Electric and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Daugherty Wells of Murphy; a son, Larry Joseph Wells of Holly Springs, N.C.; a daughter, Carla Schaffner of Warren, Ohio; four brothers, Gary Wells of Flat Gap, Zip Wells of Morgan County, Herbert Ray Wells of Ohio, and Jimmy Wells of Boons Camp; three sisters, Christine Hall of Meally, Darlene Blair of Hager Hill, and Jewell Dean Fitch of New York; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Emanuel Daugherty officiating. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday February 22, 2006

     
WELLS, Patsy
1915-2006
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the First Methodist Church in Ormond Beach, Fla., for Patsy Wells, 90, of Ormond Beach, who passed away Friday, Feb. 3 2006 at Avante at Ormond Beach. Mrs. Wells was born Oct. 9, 1915 in Van Lear, Ky. She was a resident of Ormond Beach since 1949. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the First Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. Surviving are a daughter, Jane (Keith) Green of Winchester, Ky.; one sister, Marjorie LeGrande of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two grandsons, Danny (Lisa) and John D. (Beverly) Muncie; and three great-grandchildren, Sarah V., Chris D., and Andrew D. Muncie. Arrangements under the direction of the Haigh-Black Funeral Home of Ormond Beach. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.15 2006

     
WILLIAMS, Edgar
1920-2006
WILLIAMS, Edgar 85, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 at the Masonic Home, Springfield, Ohio. He was born July 5, 1920 in Riceville, Kentucky, the son of the late, Bevley and Floria (Caudill) Williams. He retired from the United States Army after serving over 30 years and was also a Northwestern School District bus driver for 15 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lucille (Weddington) Williams; daughter, Diana and her husband Fred Engle; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Williams; granddaughters, Emily and Heather Engle, Sarah and her husband Stephan Ruppel-Lee, Dawn Williams, Alys and her husband Joseph Rose; great granddaughters, Kyla and Mirah Rose; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Williams. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the TROSTEL- CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle. Burial will follow at New Carlisle Cemetery.  Springfield, Ohio 2/19/2006.  WILLIAMS, EDGAR   1920   07   05   CAUDILL, FLORIA      JHNSN   201   93066   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
WILLIAMS, Gladys (Blair)
1914-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gladys Blair Williams, 92, of Rochester, Ind., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 19 at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 12, 1914 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Millard and Luellen O’Brien Williams. She was a homemaker. She was also proceeded in death by her husband, Mervin L. Williams; two sons, Millard L. and Jerry W. Williams; and two daughters, Barbara Ann Bentley and Myra Carolyn Williams. Surviving are a son, “Dicky” C. Williams of Rochester; one daughter, Hannah (Butch) Gerrich of Rochester; and eight grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in the Estepp Cemetery at Fuget, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006

  
WILLIAMS, Jean Marion
1954-2005
Memorial services were held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Jean Marion Williams, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Ms. Williams was born September 17, 1954, daughter of Viola Miller Williams of Paintsville and the late Cyrus Coke Williams. Surviving in addition to her mother are one brother, Barry Davis Williams of The Woodlands, Texas. The service was officiated by Donnie Patrick and Charles Milam. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.22, 2006




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ADKINS, Justine (Osburn)
1931-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Justine Osburn Adkins, 75, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 14, 1931, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Gussie Shortridge Osburn. She was a homemaker and member of Salyersville First Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Tom Taylor; and four sisters, Calene Click, Lora Harp, Elizabeth Slone, and Oakie Barnes. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Adkins of Salyersville; a daughter, Charlene Adkins of Tulsa, Okla.; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 24, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial will be in Crace Cemetery, Ivyton, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
AUXIER, Dorothy Mae ‘Dot’ Castle
2006
Funeral services were held Monday, March 20, 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Ind. for Dorothy Mae “Dot” Castle Auxier of Madison, who passed away Wednesday, March 15 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Auxier was born in Fort Gay, W.Va., the daughter of the late Albert and Hulda Castle Wilson. She was a 1942 graduate of Paintsville High School in Paintsville, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her maternal uncle and aunt, who raised her, Lewis and Burbridge Brown Castle; her husband, James B. Auxier; four half-sisters, who died at birth; her sisters, Lillie Butcher and Ruth Lyons; her half- brother, Taylor Wilson; and her special cousin, Carl Castle. Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Elaine Auxier of Madison; one son, James Barry (Suzette) Auxier of Madison; one brother, Col. Jack C. Castle (retired) of Paintsville; Chilton “Cork” Castle of Joinersville, Texas; five half-brothers, James Wilson of Dallas, Texas, John Wilson of Smyrna, Tenn., Woodrow Wilson of Cedar Creek, Texas, Albert Wilson Jr. of Swannoa, N.C., and Franklin Wilson of Erwin, Tenn.; three half-sisters, Lola Gary of Harriam, Tenn., Edith Charles of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ruby Hunter of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her cousin, Earl Castle of Prestonsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and a very special close friend of the family, Marilyn McQueen. The service was officiated by Pastor Mark Thomas, with interment at the New Prospect Cemetery in Saluda, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 22 2006

  
BAILEY, Charles C.
1929-2006
Graveside services will be held Friday, March 31, 2:30 p.m. at the Florida National Cemetery for Charles C. Bailey, 76, of Red Level, Fla., who passed away Saturday, March 25 in Brooksville, Fla. Mr. Bailey was born April 20, 1929 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Hurst and Zelda Bailey. He was an army veteran of the Korean War, and a Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient. Surviving are one son, Charles C. Bailey II of Crystal River; three daughters, Gail Bailey of Dry Ridge, Ky., and Laura Bailey and Charlotte Schoengle, both of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Dave and Ferrel Bailey, both of Grayson, Ky.; five sisters, Jean Desjardin of Michigan, Ponnie Pruenell of Punta Gorda, Fla., Martha Ward of Warsaw, Ind., Fave Music of Ashland, Ky., and Jenny Klug of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Home of Inverness, Fla. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.31 2006

   
BATES, Virginia (Bragg)
1913-2006
Virginia Bragg Bates, 92, of Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of Ashland, died Sunday morning, March 19, 2006, in Crestview Nursing Facility in Shelbyville. Mrs. Bates was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Arthur and Maymie Bragg. She was a devoted homemaker and a member of OId Orchard Church of Christ in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Myron Bates, in 1986. She is survived by her son, Bob Bates, and his wife, Melody, of Shelbyville and a grandson, Evan Bates of Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor William Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may make contributions to Old Orchard Church of Christ, 3600 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, KY 41102. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BLAIR, Minnie Louise (Haney)
1952-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, noon at the Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill, W.Va., for Minnie Louise Haney Blair, 54, of Fayetteville, W.Va., who passed away Saturday, March 25 at her residence. Mrs. Blair was born Jan. 1, 1952 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of Norma Jean Castle Haney of Paintsville and the late Elmer Haney Sr. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Haney Jr. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. Surviving are one son, Greg (Trina) Blair of Oak Hill; one daughter, Deana (Andy) Asbury of Fayetteville; one sister, Deloris (Bob) Smedley of Paintsville; six brothers, Sam (Rose) Haney of Lexington, Ky., and Johnny (Brenda), Gerald (Missy), Mike (Mary Beth), Everett, and Randy (Tammy) Haney, all of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Delmas Wolfe, with burial following in the High Lawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill. Arrangements under the direction of the Tyree Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.29 2006

   
BLANTON, Ollie James
1919-2006
Ollie James Blanton, 87, of Skyline Drive, Piketon, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006 at his home. He was born on February 10, 1919 in Paintsville, KY the son of the late Leck Blanton and Bessie (Tackett) Blanton. On July 25, 1945, Ollie was united in marriage to Josephine (Harriston) Blanton for sixty years who survives. Also surviving are six sons: James (Cheryl) Blanton of Waverly, Delbert (Linda) Blanton of Beaver, Charles “Eddie” (Linda) Blanton of Piketon, Michael (Gwen) Blanton of Paducah, KY, Gary (Pam) Blanton of Piketon, Anthony “Tony” (Cris) Blanton of New Bremen, OH; daughter: Dianna (Gary) McCann of Chillicothe; 23 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, two sisters: Ova Wells of Auburn, IN and Norma (Bill) Spitzer of Columbus, OH and brother: “Buck” (Cheryl) Blanton of Romulus, MI. In addition to his parents, Ollie was preceded in death by a daughter: Gloria Blanton; two brothers: Orville and Junior Blanton; two sisters: Audrey Brushart and Opal Trumble. Ollie was a tree trimmer, veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army and a member of Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2006 at Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home, Piketon, OH with Phil Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Piketon with Military Graveside Services by the American Legion Merritt Post 142, Waverly. Friends may call at the Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Josephine Blanton in care of the Atomic Credit Union. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BOWENS, Roy Kenneth
1937-2006
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 9, 2006 10 a.m. at the Branham Cemetery at Meally, Ky., for Roy Kenneth Bowens, 68, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Saturday, March 4 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Bowens was born Nov. 4, 1937 in Floyd County, Ky., son of Edna Branham Bowens and the late Roy Bowens. He was a mechanic at an auto dealership. Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Jeffery Bowens of Brickhaven, Ohio, David Bowens of Columbus, Ohio, and Troy Bowens of Arizona; one daughter, Marilyn Wassmuth of Columbus; one brother, Larry Bowens of Wyoming; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 08 2006

    
BROWN, Escom
Born:Nov.15 1917 Died:Mar.05 2006
Escom Brown, 88, formerly of Port Clinton, died Sunday at the Erie County Care Facility in Sandusky.  He was born in Lomansville, Ky., the son of David and Stela Brown. Mr. Brown was a custodian for the Port Clinton City Schools, retiring Dec. 31, 1980. Surviving are his sons Roger (Lori) Brown of Sandusky and James of Chillicothe; daughter, Lois Miller of Toledo; sister, Ethel Pendleton of Columbus; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis; son R. David; brothers Estill, Herbert and Hershel; and sisters, Lola, Dorothy, Hazel and Louise. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Lehman officiating. Burial: Riverview Cemetery. March 8, 2006

    
CAIN, Alberta (Sammons)
1924-2006
OHIO — Alberta Cain, 81, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 23, at Hospice of Dayton. Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Maggie Hager Sammons. She was a domestic. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Cain; two brothers, Eddie Hager and Henry Hager; and eight sisters, Angie, Mary, Alka, Mayme, Rosie, Etheleen, Myrtle and Minnie. Surv,ivors include a son, David Cain of Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Deborah Cooperman of Denver, Colo., and Leslie Klein of Cincinnati, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, March 26, at Mollett Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News

    
CASTLE, Charles Roger
1943-2006
OHIO — Charles Roger Castle, 62, of Kettering, Ohio, formerly of Estill, died Friday, March 17, at his residence. Born Aug. 7, 1943, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Clarence Mitchell and Aileen Campbell Castle. He was a retired plumber and pipe fitter for General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Carmelia Connie Castle; a son, Charles Roger Castle II of Kettering, Ohio; a step-daughter, Theresa Dearing Castle of Xenia, Ohio; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 21, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Jimmy Hall officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CHANDLER, Escom
1910-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Escom Chandler, 95, of Paintsville, died Friday, March 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 30, 1910, at Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary Jane Hamilton Chandler. He was the owner of Paintsville Dry Cleaners and Laundry, a member of First Baptist Church, Kiwanis for 67 years, past member of the board of directors at Citizens National Bank, and a U.S. Navy WW II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emogene Burton Chandler of Paintsville; a brother, Jim Chandler of Vadalia, Ga.; a stepson, Roger Burton of Nippa; one step-granddaughter; and one step-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were Sunday, March 19, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Revs. Donnie Patrick and Larry O'Bryan officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CLARK, Lora (Wallin)
1928-2006
Lora Imogene Clark, 78, St. Rt #772, Chillicothe, went to be with her Heavenly Father at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday 10 Mar. 2006 at her residence. She was born 14 April 1928 in Paintsville, KY. the daughter of the late Clarence McClellan and Ella (Dixon) Wallin.  On 24 April 1946 she was united in marriage to Charles Robert Clark, who preceded her in death on 29 March 2003. Surviving are 1 son; Bret (Cheryl) Clark of Waverly, OH; 2 daughters: Betty (Terry) Bridenbaugh of Waverly, OH and Pamela (Terry) Cash of Chillicothe, OH; 7 grandchildren: Brooke Clark, Heath, Robbie and Dylan Cash and Terry (Stacie), Mark (Nichole) and Julie Bridenbaugh & finance Tony; 2 step-grandsons: Mike (Elisabeth) and Scott (Lisa) Howard: and 3 step-great-grandsons: Christian, Gavin and Elisha Howard; 1 sister, Pauline Smith of Chillicothe, OH.   Also surviving are many friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents and husband, Imogene was preceded in death by 7 brothers: Fred, Harvey, Charlie, Clyde, Arnold, Russell Jay and infant brother: Willie Wallin; 4 sisters: Lexie Stewart, Jessie Demint, Mae Newsome, infant Maxie Wallin; and 1 infant step- great-grandson Mason Howard. Imogene was a member of the Pleasant Valley Christian Union Church of Valley Road, Waverly, OH and a homemaker. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday 13 May 2006 at the Pleasant Valley Christina Union Church, Valley Road, Waverly, with Rev. Lou Watson and Rev. Rich Cottrill officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, OH. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and a half-hour prior to the service at the church of Saturday.

    
COLLINSWORTH, Armon
1919-2006
Armon Collinsworth, 86, of Piketon, OH, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 25, 2006. He was born on June 23, 1919 in Asa Creek, Kentucky, the son of the late Lloyd and Malta (Williams) Collinsworth. Armon was also preceded in death by his brothers John, Thurman and Haskell Collinsworth and his sister, Reva Whiteside as well as two half-brothers, Earl and Edmond Collinsworth of Louisa, Kentucky. Armon served in the United States Army during World War II with the 9th Infantry Division and was honorably discharged in 1946. His name is proudly displayed on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Armon was a Master Carpenter whose skills are greatly missed. He built his home and enjoyed making furniture. He made and restored musical instruments such as the mandolin, guitar and banjos. Armon retired from the Veteran's Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio after 24 years of service in June 1981. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waverly where he worshiped for many years and the congregation has been a great source of comfort. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 66 years Gladys, his daughter Mary Lucille (Paul) Abshear of Springfield, Ohio and his son, Gerald "Jerry" (Mary) of Waverly, his grandchildren, David (Tammy) Abshear and Lisa Behr of Springfield, Anita (Clay) Selfridge of St. Cloud, Florida, Jeremy Collinsworth, Jason Collinsworth and Joshua Collinsworth of Waverly and his great grandchildren, Michael, Jordan, Christopher, Brennan, Haylie, Amanda, Easton, Sarah and Spencer. He also leaves behind his brother, Marvin (Edna) Collinsworth of Dayton, Ohio as well as many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Waverly at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 with Pastors Gary Pack and Roger Hauck officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Piketon with military graveside services by the American Legion Merritt Post #142, Waverly. Friends may call at the Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday and 1 hour prior to service at the church. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
COLLINSWORTH, Beecher
1925-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Beecher Collinsworth, 80, of Salyersville, died Monday, March 13, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 15, 1925, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Clark and Mittie Johnson Collinsworth. He was a truck driver, a member of Ivyton Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Mark Collinsworth, and Ricky Collinsworth; a daughter, Joan Worley; a brother, Grover Collinsworth; and two sisters, Rinis Cooper and Gladys Prater. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Arnett Collinsworth of Salyersville; two sons, Stevie Collinsworth of Salyersville, and Lloyd Collinsworth of Monticello, Ind.; a daughter, Gail Griffith of Salyersville; two sisters, Anna Powers of Salyersville, and Opal Fairchild of Medaryville, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 15, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Greg Minix officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Mash Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.15 2006

  
CONLEY, Amanda (Pendleton)
1902-2006
Amanda Conley, 103, of Mt. Sterling, died March 4, 2006 in Court House Manor, Washington C.H. She was born May 19, 1902 in Johnson County, Ky., parents were Trigg and Cynthia (Brown) Pendleton. Member of The United Church, Mt. Sterling, 60 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Monrovian Garden Club, Social Hour Club. Preceded in death by parents, husband Ben F. Conley, sons Willis Conley and Ben F. Conley, Jr., grandson Willis (Butch) Conley Jr., sisters Mentie Pendleton, Katherine Cochran, Marie Hott, Ruby Peters, Bea Lucas, brothers Ira Pendleton and H.H. Pendleton. Survived by sister, Penny (James) Hutton, Washington C.H.; daughters, Pauline Bower, Mt. Sterling, Billie Shaw, Washington C.H.; daughter-in-law, Betty Conley; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Rev. Dortha Ross and Rev. Steven Brown officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 9th from 4-8 p.m. Columbus, Ohio: 3/8/2006.

   
DELONG, Beulah (Daniels)
1913-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — Beulah Delong, 92, of Ashtabula, Ohio, formerly of Allen, died Thursday, March 30,2006  at Ashtabula. Born Aug. 21, 1913, at Offutt, she was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Belzoria Castle Daniels. She was a homemaker and member of Drift Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Estill Delong; two infant children, Mae Delores and Lee Francis Delong; two daughters, Aileen Campbell and Rena Vanderpool; and a granddaughter. Survivors include a daughter, Opal Boggs of Ashtabula; 10 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 3, at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, with Clergyman Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in The Martin Cemetery, Martin, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
ESTEP, James Wendell
1925-2006
James Wendell "Jack"Estep, age 80, of Germantown, OH, passed away Thursday March 23, 2006. James was born in Paintsville, KY, on November 8, 1925 to the late James and Laura (Barker) Estep. He was a Navy Veteran of W.W. II; he worked for Sunshine Biscuit Co. and retired from Delco Moraine after more than 18 years of service. In addition, he and his wife owned and operated the Estep Grocery Store and Sohio Service Station, located on the corner of 725 and Route 4 for 20 years. Wendell was preceded in death by a brother, Winford Estep and a sister, Mable Smith. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Rae (Sturgill) Estep; his son, Danny Estep of Alabama; his daughter, Pamela Jo Estep of Carlisle, OH; 4 grandchildren, Dawn Sandburg and Gina Kay Morris both of Florida, Jason D. Rohrbach of Farmersville, OH and Kellie Renee Nolen of Carlisle, OH; 7 great-grandchildren; his sister June France of Richmond, IN. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Dalton Funeral Home, Corner of State Route 4 & Weaver Rd., Germantown, where the Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Burial Highland Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Dayton Ohio 3/24/2006 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
GEARHEART, Dovie (Handshoe)
1916-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — Dovie Gearheart, 89, of Hueysville, died Friday, March 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 26, 1916, in Knott County, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Martha Patton Handshoe. She was a homemaker and attended Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gearheart; a son, Randall Gearheart; a daughter, Geneva Baldridge; two brothers; and six sisters. Survivors include three sons, Glen Gayheart of Shelby, Ohio, Douglas Gearheart of Willard, Ohio and Quintin Gearheart of Martin; two daughters, Wanda Sue Jones of Prestonsburg and Deborah Howell of Hueysville; a brother, Sammy Handshoe of Winchester; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 20, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Allen Chaffins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
GOGGANS, Jeffrey Sutton
1961-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jeffrey Sutton Goggans, 44, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at his residence. Born Dec. 8, 1961, in Atlanta, Ga., he was a son of Lavaugh T. "L.T." "Bunk" and Glenda Barnett Goggans of Paintsville. He was employed with Goggans Construction Company. Additional survivors include two sons, Elijah Goggans and Cole Goggans, both of Staffordsville; and a brother, Dr. Phillip Neal Goggans of Seattle, Wash. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with John Boyd officiating. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
GRIMM, Virgie (Patrick)
1916-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 31, 11 a.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, for Virgie Grimm, 89, of Mt. Gilead, who passed away Monday, March 27 at the Woodside Village Care Center. Mrs. Grimm was born Sept. 5, 1916, daughter of the late Bradley W. and Nancy VanHoose Patrick of Thealka, and was raised by her father and her step-mother, the late Mary Ann Patrick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ruel R. Grimm; an infant son, Earl Grimm; one granddaughter, Jody Marie Grimm; one sister, Maudie Grim; and two brothers, Bradley Jr. and Carl Patrick. She was a homemaker. Surviving are three sons, Maurice (Barbara) Grimm of Cardington, Ohio, Douglas (Joyce) Grimm of Mt. Gilead, and Sammie (Sandra) Grimm of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two brothers, Henry A. Patrick of Wittensville, Ky., and Clyde Patrick of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Polly Wells of Mt. Gilead, Marjorie Wells of Wittensville, and Myrtle Caudill of Nippa, Ky.; and nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. The service will be officiated by Pastors Ed Colegrove and Roger Fletcher, with burial following in the Rivercliff Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Craven & Snyder Funeral Home.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.29 2006

   
GULLETT, Roger
1950-2006
Roger Gullett, 55, of Salyersville, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at his residence. Born April 17, 1950, in Paintsville, he was a son of Christine Smith Gullett of Salyersville, and the late Richmond Gullett. He was employed as the Magoffin County Circuit Court Clerk for the past 13 years, a pipefitter, a member of Salyersville Masonic Lodge #769, Magoffin County Shriners, Salyersville Kiwanis Club, and the Pipefitters Union. He was also preceded in death by step-father, South Salyer; and a brother, Gregory Gullett. Additional survivors include his wife, Sandy York Gullett of Salyersville; a son, Roger Darrin Gullett of Salyersville; two daughters, Monica Wages and Laura Taulbee, both of Salyersville; two step-daughters, Sandra "Michelle" Dema of Nanuet, N.Y., and Jennifer Williams; a sister, Marcella Salyers of Jonesboro, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 8, at Sam Bailey Memorial Gymnasium at Magoffin County High School, with Revs. Matthew Gullion and Roy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Gullett Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Salyersville First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Magoffin County Chapter DAV in honor of Roger Gullett. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.08 2006

  
HAGER, Bobby Dwight
1934-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bobby Dwight Hager, 72, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, March 14, at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington. Born Feb. 4, 1934, in Floyd County, he was a son of Priscilla Baldridge of East Point, and the late Harry Homer Hager. He was vice-president of operations with Kentucky-West Virginia Gas, and a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Howard. Additional survivors include his wife, Bonnie Auxier Hager of Hager Hill; two daughters, Sharon Kaye Hager of Crescent Springs, and Karen Renee Hager Daniel of Hurricane, W.Va.; two brothers, Paul C. Hager of Berea, and Harold D. Hager of Pataska, Ohio; a sister, Roselyn Hager Burchett of Prestonsburg; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Wesley Stedefeld and Tom Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church Youth Group.  Big Sandy News Friday Mar.17 2006

    
HAMILTON, Willis D.
1942-2006
Willis D. Hamilton, Age 63 of Lebanon, Ohio passed peacefully Monday, March 20, 2006 at Hospice of Dayton. Born October 24, 1942 in Johnson Co., Ky., he was the son of Willis H. and Elva (Salyers) Hamilton. He was an avid fisherman who retired from General Electric with 33 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wanda F. (Dials) Hamilton; son, Mark (Kristy) Hamilton of Waynesville; daughter, Kim (Jeff) Collins of Lebanon; brothers, Bill Hamilton of Ky., Tommy Hamilton of Corbin, Ky. and James Kelly Hamilton of Oklahoma; sisters, Judy Johnson of Ky., Roberta Dials of Ky. and Dixie Hitchcock of Waynesville and seven grandchildren. Calling hours Thursday, March 23, 2006 from 6pm until 8pm at the Stine Kilburn Funeral Home. Funeral services Friday, March 24, 2006 at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Cemetery in Corwin, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stine Kilburn Funeral Home of Lebanon, Ohio. Middletown Ohio 3/23/2006. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
HENRY, Hazel (Castle)
1918-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hazel Henry, 88, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 2, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Arch and Goldie Bowling Castle. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Henry, in 1951. Survivors include three sons, Bill Henry of Indiana, Roy Ray Henry of Richland, N.C., and Earl Ward of Jacksonville, N.C.; a daughter, Judy Castle of Lowmansville; a half-brother, Johnny Maynard of Texas; three half-sisters, Shelby Jean Ratliff of Staffordsville, Christine Cubbyhouse of Florida, and Roberta Adams of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Music officiating. Burial will be in Preston/Sparks Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Friends may call today, Wednesday, March 15, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.15 2006

  
HEUSER, Larry
1954-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Larry Heuser, 51, of Sitka, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at his residence. Born Oct 10, 1954, in Johnson County, he was a son of Betty Jones Heuser and the late Robert Heuser. He was a truck driver with LBC Trucking. Additional survivors include his wife, Verona Kirk Heuser of Sitka; a step-son, James Michael Martin of Staffordsville; a daughter, Penny Hampton of Wittensville; two step-daughters, Rachel Martin of Staffordsville, and Wendy Trent of Pikeville; a brother, Ben Heuser of Nippa; a sister, Joyce Heuser of Sitka; one grandchild; and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 4, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Mike Sparks and Elsie Kestner officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. BIg Sandy News

   
HOLLAN, Chaz Thomas
2006-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Chaz Thomas Hollan, infant son of Michael and Melissa Click Hollan of Hager Hill, died Thursday, March 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He was born Feb. 2, 2006, in Floyd County. Survivors include maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Vickie Click of Leander; paternal grandparents, Barry and Martha Walker of West Van Lear, and Robert and Jackie Hollan of Syracuse, Ind.; and a brother, Coby Hollan of Van Lear. Funeral services were Sunday, March 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill and Dennis Conley officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Family Cemetery under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.08 2006

  
HORNE, Raymond
2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Raymond Horne, 88, of Barnetts Creek, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Survivors include two sons, Anthony Horne of Ashland and Raymond Timothy Horne of Magnolia, Ohio; two daughters, Patricia Conley and Tammy Dutton, both of Staffordsville; a brother, Javnee Horne of Springfield, Ohio; and four sisters, Charolette Grub, Elaneor Holbrook and Janice Powers, all of Springfield, and Waunita Sublett of Sitka. Graveside funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
JOHNSON, Ronald L.  Sr.
1958-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. at the Berean Baptist Church for Ronald L. Johnson, 47, of Prospect, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, March 14 at his residence. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 4, 1958 in Marion, Ohio, son of the late Clark Jr. and Addie Hall Johnson. He was employed at Honda of Marysville, Ohio, attended Berean Baptist Church, and coached girls’ softball. Surviving are his wife, Debra L. Lyons Johnson of Prospect; one son, Ronald L. (Lauren) Johnson Jr. of Prospect; one daughter, Crystal (Matthew) Johnson-Thompson of Marion; two brothers, Clark III and Jeffrey Johnson, both of Marion; four sisters, Charlotte June (Harley L.) Grey and Sandra Kay (Edward) Slone of Marion, Linda Carol (Robert) Tuttle of LaGrange, and Deborah Lynn (Glenn) Grey of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; his step-mother, Betty Miller of Celina, Ohio; his father-in-law, George (Pearl) Lyons; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Charles Reed, with burial following in the Marion Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Boyd Funeral Home of Marion. Paintsville Herald Friday 17 2006

   
KING, Maggie (Daniels)
1931-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Maggie King, 74, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 30, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ora and Sarah Perry Daniels. Survivors include her husband, John King of Boons Camp; a son, John King of Boons Camp; a daughter, Brenda Lee Tackett of Paintsville; three sisters, Lucille Austin of Camden, Ohio, Elva Collins of Hager Hill, and Barbara Lawson of Melvindale, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Daniels Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.15 2006

   
KIRK, Luther
1912-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY —Luther Kirk, 94, of Paintsville, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan 9, 1912, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Ulysses and Mary Jarrell Kirk. He was a coal miner. Survivors include two sons, Frank Kirk of Inez and John Kirk of Coburn, Va.; four daughters, Donna Runyon and Mary Kirk, both of Columbus, Ohio, Wanda Foster of Killeen, Texas. and Joyce Durrant of Valley Fordwa, Wa.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 29, at Gospel Light Church, with Ray Messer officiating. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery, Beauty, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Warfield Chapel. Big Sandy News

   
MCCOY, Mary Alice (McKenzie)
1921-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — Mary Alice McKenzie McCoy, 84, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, March 20, 2006 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born April 4, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late B. and Hattie Frazier McKenzie. She was a homemaker and member of Benedict Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mason McCoy in 1988; and a grandchild. Survivors include two daughters, Hedda Lamarr Lewis of Betsy Layne and Rita Rosemary Armstrong of Prestonsburg; a son, Charles Gary McCoy of Prestonsburg; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, March 23, at Carter Funeral Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Bro. Gordon Fitch officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
MELVIN, Irene (Castle)
1929-2006
Irene Castle Melvin, 76, of Paintsville, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 26, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Nolda Castle. She was a domestic. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Melvin; and two granddaughters, Courtney Whitaker and Brittany Whitaker. Survivors include a son, Gary Douglas Melvin of Paintsville; a daughter, Vickie Carol Melvin of Paintsville; two brothers, Carl Castle of Springfield, Ohio, and Lester Martin Castle of Bennington, Ind.: four sisters, Garnett Ratliff, Eva Lee Vanhoose, and Virginia Melvin, all of Paintsville, and Chlora June Fitch of Springfield; and three grandchildren Funeral services were Tuesday, March 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.08 2006

  
MOLLETTE, Nancy Lee (Staniford)
1949-2006
Nancy Lee Staniford Mollette, 56, of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Ashland Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born May 10, 1949, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Estella Smith Staniford. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Johnna Rowland Engle of Paintsville; a step-daughter, Carol Mollette of Staffordsville; a brother, Johnny Staniford of Sitka; two half- brothers, Sam Staniford of Dayton, Ohio, and Hobert Witten of Sitka; two sisters, Delores Doster of Paintsville, and Mary McKenzie of Sitka; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Lykins and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
OSBORNE, Walter Clay
1917-2006
Walter Clay Osborne, 88, of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 2, 20006 at his residence. Born May 19, 1917, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Walter and Ethel Castle Osborne. He was a retired coal miner and a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tackett Osborne of Paintsville; a son, Patrick Osborne of Paintsville; a step-son, Jack Tackett of Lexington; a daughter, Lenda Letlks of Cambridge City, Ind.; two brothers, Ruel Osborne and David Osborne, both of Wittensville; two sisters, Goldie Adams of Paintsville, and Dorothy Rose of Newport News, Va.; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 5, at Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Nippa, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.08 2006

   
PENNINGTON, Kenneth
1948-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kenneth Pennington, 57, of Van Lear, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 22, 1948, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Bailey Pennington and Irene Honeycutt. He was a coal miner and a U.S. veteran. He was preceded in death by a daughter, April Pennington. Survivors include a son, Timothy Pennington of Van Lear; two brothers, Harry and Gary Pennington, both of Van Lear; two sisters, Deloris Burke and Wilma Bowens, both of Van Lear; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 29, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Grass Family Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.31 2006

    
PITTMAN, Gearldine (Hickman)
1924-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gearldine Hickman Pittman, 81, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 21, 1924, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Fred Burns and Numia Patrick Hickman. She was a retired insurance agent. Survivors include her husband, Elzie Thomas Pittman of Paintsville; a son, Joseph David Pittman of Lexington; a daughter, Janice K. Pittman Mier of Paintsville; and a sister, Deanna Jean Falcon of Thibodaux, La. Funeral services were Sunday, March 12, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Wesley D. Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
PRESTON, William C.
2006
William C. "Bill" Preston, Age 77, A Resident Of Miamisburg, Ohio Passed Away On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 At Kettering Memorial Hospital. Bill Was A Retired Employee Of Delco Moraine After 33 Years Of Service And Was An Army Veteran Of WWII. Survived By His Wife Of 49 Years, Barbara; A Son, Mark (Oanh) Preston Of Germantown; A Daughter, Teresa (Gerry) Brooks Of Louisville, Ky; 4 Brothers, Kenneth Of Wv, Bobby Of Ky, Donald Of Miamisburg, Thomas Of Piqua; 2 Sisters, Flora Davis Of Mechanicsburg & Betty Swango Of Springboro; 3 Grandchildren, Elijah, Enoch & Cali. He Will Also Be Missed By Many Loving Friends, Church Family And His Adopted Grandchildren. Funeral Services Will Be Held On Saturday, March 18, 2006 At 11:00 A.M. From The Miamisburg Church Of Christ, 1146 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, Oh, Minister Mike Tuttle Officiating. Burial Hillgrove Cemetery. Friends May Call At The Church On Friday From 12 Noon Until 2 Pm And From 5 - 8 Pm. Memorial Contributions May Be Made To The Children's Ministry At The Church In Bill's Memory. Arrangements In Care Of Gebhart-Schimdt-Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Dayton, Ohio 3/16/2006.

    
SADLER, Imogene (Castle)
1923-2006
Imogene Castle Sadler, age 82, of West Jefferson unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord and to join her beloved husband Joner on Saturday March 4, 2006. She was surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born in Johnson County, KY April 6, 1923, the daughter of the late Martin Vanburen and Zelda Mae Thompson Castle. Imogene was a wonderful and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She held a membership in the Faith Free Will Baptist Church of Stollings, WV. Survivors include, three daughters and two sons, Jerri (Al) Castle, Jack Saddler, Sandra Kay (Arnold) Booth, Terry (Danny) Fry, all of West Jefferson, Jim (Sherry) Saddler of Carmel, IN; ten grandchildren, Kim (Brad) Preston of Bradford, PA, Kevin (Rhonda) Castle of Grove City, OH, Kyle (Cindy) Saddler of Valencia, CA, Kristen Saddler of Hilliard, OH, Kory (Kelly) Saddler of West Jefferson, OH, Angie (Chad) Peters of Westchester, OH, Jamie (Missy) Saddler of Westfield, IN, Marcus Saddler of Carmel, IN, Heather (Mike) Boyd of West Jefferson, OH, Jennifer Fry of West Jefferson, OH; ten great-grandchildren, Joshua Preston, Andrew Preston, Madison Castle, Kolbie Saddler, Zackary Saddler, Zane Peters, Alexis Saddler, Jordan Saddler, Adrian Saddler, Jacob Boyd, two expected great- grandchildren, Ethan Saddler and baby Boyd; three sisters, Alberta (Marquis) Castle of Columbus, OH, Irene Grim of Lockbourne, OH, Anna Mae (James) DeBord of Phoenix, AZ, several nieces, nephews and many friends; special friends, Marlynn Crabbin, Linda Saddler Pelphery and Matt Carruthers. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joner (11-18-05), a brother Jack Castle and a sister Bobbie Louise Castle. Family and friends may call 2-8 p.m. Wednesday in the RADER-MCDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Thursday in the Community Free Will Baptist Church of West Jefferson with grandson Rev. Brad Preston and Rev. Jerry Newman officiating. A musical tribute will be performed by Marlynn Crabbin. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Columbus, Ohio: 3/6/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SALYER, Ida (Hannah)
1910-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ida Salyer, 95, of Swamp Branch, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 15, 1910, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Enoch and Miranda Arms Hannah. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curt Salyer, in 1991. Survivors include a stepson, Robert Salyer of Knot, Ind.; a step-daughter, Alma Jean Salyer; and a sister, Josephine Brown of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were Saturday, March 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Esknova Jackson officiating. Burial was in Hannah Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SALYER, Jack L.
1938-2006
Jack L. Salyer, age 67, died Monday, March 13, 2006 at his home in Worthington, after an extended illness. Born in Volga, KY on October 21, 1938. Served in the U.S. Air Force and employed at Worthington Industries for 25 years. Preceded in death by parents Everett and Anna Mary (Williams) Salyer, brothers Jim and Rick Salyer. Survived by sister, Brenda (Scott) Davenport; brothers, Donnie (Emma) Salyer, Ronnie (Janet) Salyer; 5 nieces and nephews, Tamra Salyer, Don (Teri) Salyer, Shannon Salyer, Sayward (Jason) Tatman, Sarah Salyer; 4 great-nieces, Peyton, Taylor and Avery Salyer, Ashtyn Tatman. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (St. Rt. 161 W), Plain City, where service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Elton Yutzy officiating. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery. Columbus, Ohio 3/15/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SHEETS, Frances (Meeks)
1918-2006
Frances Meeks Coburn Sheets, 87, of Ashland, Ky., died March 3, 2006, in Jo Lin Nursing Home in Ironton, Ohio. She was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late James and Virgie Spears Meeks. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Leo Coburn in 1963 and James Sheets in 1973; a brother, James Meeks; and two sisters, Annabelle Meeks and Dean Meeks Brooks. A homemaker, she was a member of Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church in Bonanza, Ky. Surviving are a son, Johnny C. Coburn and wife, Peggy of Russell, Ky.; a brother, Otto Earl Meeks of Springfield, Ohio; four sisters, Verna Stultz of Springfield, Erma Gallagher of Springfield, Willa Condo of Columbus, Ohio, and Betty Zelnik of Columbus; grandchildren, Johnny Keith Coburn and wife, Bobbi of Haverhill, Ohio, and Clifford Leo Coburn and wife, Kelli of Russell; and great-grandchildren, Cody Levi, Cooper Leo and Zoe Alexandra. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Steen Funeral Home- Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Charles E. Stewart. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1182, Ashland, KY 41105-1182.

      
SHORT, Frances I. (Colvin)
1920 - 2006
Frances I. Short, age 85 of Fairborn, passed away Monday, March 6, 2006 in the Miami Valley Hospital. She was born October 4, 1920 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ray and Lizzie
(Mollett) Colvin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Megan Cox in 1985 and Rebecca Jo Wheeler in 1988 ; a grandson, Jonathon Cox in 2000; two brothers, Gene Ray and Fred T. Colvin ; and a sister, Lois Ann Rigsby. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 56 years, Ray V. Short ; two sons, Roger T. " Tucker " Daniel and his wife Page of Paintsville, Kentucky, James R. Short and wife deborah of Monroe, North Carolina ; four daughters, Deanna J. Falcon and husband Dr. Carroll of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Debra K. Wheeler and husband Dannie of New Carlisle, Joanna G. Cox and husband Addie of Springfield, Beverly J. Davis and husband Ken of Bellbrook ; 10 grandchildren ; 13 great-grandchildren ; a brother, Roy M. Colvin and wife Patric ia of Titusville, Florida as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Paster R. C. McDonald officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Frances. Fairborn, Ohio March 8, 2006 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

       
SKAGGS, Odra
1927-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Odra Skaggs, 78, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, March 1 2006. Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Relief, he was a son of the late Leander and Manda Ferguson Skaggs. He was a master mechanic, a member of Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616 F&AM, Lowmansville Order of Eastern Star 497, and Enterprise Baptist Church, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gay Skaggs. Survivors include a son, Donnis Skaggs of Flat Gap; two daughters, Glenda Sparks of Sitka, and Linda Wright of Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Otis Skaggs of Mt. Carmel, and Francis Skaggs of Wallingford; three sisters, Mary Ferguson of West Liberty, Nellie Fearin of Flemingsburg, and Faye Estep of Fairborn; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Ellis Hamilton, Elmer Burchwell, and Paul Preston, and Elder Lowell Ferguson officiating. Masonic services were Saturday at the funeral home. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SMITH, William Dennis
1933-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — William Dennis Smith, 72, of Salyersville, died Monday, March 6, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 24, 1933, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Murdie and Annie Ruesenger Smith. He was a driller in the oil industry and a U.S. Army Korean war veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Garnett Vanhoose Smith; a son, William Thomas Smith; two daughters, Margaret Lou Bailey and Patricia Lynn Hupp; and a brother, Herbert Smith. Survivors include two sons, Brock Smith and Clay Smith, both of Salyersville; a daughter, Sharon Arnett of Salyersville; a sister, Dorie Minix of Salyersville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 10, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Burial was in Cap Powers Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
STAMBAUGH, Ruth (Wallen) (Tackett)
1927-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Wallen Tackett Stambaugh, 78, of Paintsville, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Whitesburg. Born April 23, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie Alma Persinger Wallen. She was retired from South Central Bell Telephone Company. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Elmer Tackett and Lowell Garfield Stambaugh. Survivors include a son, William Francis Tackett of Paintsville; two daughters, Myra Ellen Tackett of Oil Springs, and Lana Karen Greer of Jeremiah; two step-brothers, Billy Fairchild of Bristol, Tenn., and Burns Fairchild of Frankfort; three sisters, Rosemary Gearer of Wedgefield, S.C., Helen Frye of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Anna Mae Picklesimer of Zanesville, Ohio; a half-sister, Janet Louise Wallen of Jonesville; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchilden. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Pete Grigsby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.05 2006

    
STAPLETON, Sidney Carson
1956-2006
ROWAN COUNTY — Sidney Carson Stapleton, 49, of Morehead, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 20, 1956, in Johnson County, he was a son of Jessie Spradlin Stapleton and the late Tom Stapleton. He was an electrician. Additional survivors include his wife, Donna Lynn Wilson Stapleton of Morehead; a son, Joseph "Joey" Michael Stapleton of Morehead; a daughter, Bridgett Danielle Wison of Morehead; three brothers, Tom Stapleton Jr. and Sandy Frank Stapleton, both of Staffordsville, and Samuel "Sam" Bruce Stapleton of Berea; two sisters, Elizabeth Elaine Cantrell of Staffordsville, and Peggy Lynn Salyer of Flat Gap; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyer and James McGlone officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Family Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
TRIMBLE, Mary Elizabeth (Fairchild)
1921-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Elizabeth Trimble, 84, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born May 28, 1921, at Staffordsville, she was a daughter of the late Ballard Son and Bertha McCloud Fairchild. She was a sales clerk with Hobbs 5&10 Cent Store, Paintsville, and member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by a son, Davis Reed Trimble, Jr.; and a sister, Irene Clatos. Survivors include her husband, Davis Reed Trimble of Staffordsville; two sons, Jackie Trimble of Paintsville, and Robert Trimble of Meally; three daughters, Virginia B. Pelphrey of New Carlisle, Ohio, Janie Howard of Nicholasville, and Debra Ward of Paintsville; a sister, Pauline Burnett of Barboursville, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 18, at First Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Larry Blair and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Reed Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
VANDERPOOL, James Morton
1934-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — James Morton Vanderpool, 71, of Salyersville, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 6, 1934, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Hoy and Martha Craft Vanderpool. He was a retired custodian. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 8, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Burial will be in Dyer Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.08 2006

   
VANHOOSE, Darcus (Wheeler)
1922-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Darcus Wheeler Vanhoose, 84, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 8, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Picklesimer Wheeler. She was retired from housekeeping at Paintsville Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Vanhoose; two brothers, Estill Castle and William Castle; and one great-grandchild. Survivors include a son, Harold Vanhoose of Waverly, Ohio; three daughters, Wanda Wells of Van Lear, Pina Kilgore of Tutor Key, and Monnie Kestner of Paintsville; a brother, L. Joe Castle of Wurtland; five sisters, Marie Adams and Mae Little, both of Flatwoods, Darlene Castle of Ashland, Mabel Castle of Paintsville, and Phyllis Brown of Catlettsburg; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gary Blair and Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
VAN HOOSE, Russell L.
1945-2006
Russell L. VAn Hoose age 60, of Versailles, KY; died Tuesday March 28, 2006 at the home of his father in Dayton, OH. Russell was born in Paintsville, KY on August 4, 1945 to Don and Belle (Long) VanHoose. He was a graduate of Carlisle High School class of 1963 and was on the school basketball team; he was a veteran serving as a fireman in arson investigations; and was an avid fisherman, golfer, and loved to travel. Russell retired from General Motors in 1998 working from the engine plant in quality control. Surviving are his wife Stephanie (Snider) VanHoose; 2 sons Matthew VanHoose and wife Charlotte of Waynesville, Jason VanHoose and wife Jayme of Beavercreek; a daughter Amy Nemeth and husband Jeff of Sugar Grove; 2 sisters Sue VanHoose of Dayton, Wilma Faerber and husband Rick of Davis, IL; 6 grandchildren Austin, Quentin, Emily, Carson VanHoose, Lauren and Nathan Nemeth; Stephanie's children Shannon Jackson, Heather Bays, Adam and Jerry Creech; and grandchildren Conner Jackson, Alex and Noah Creech. Funeral services are Saturday April 1, 2006 at 11am at Anderson Funeral 40 N. Main St. Springboro, OH. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8pm at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice. Dayton Ohio 3/30/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
WARD, Susie (Murphy)
1912-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Susie Murphy Ward, 93, of Wittensville, died Thursday, March 16, at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born Sept. 24, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Julie Meadows Murphy. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sampson Ward, in 1945; and a son, Lowell Thomas Ward. Survivors include two sons, Sampson Ward Jr. of California, and Arthur Wayne Ward; two daughters, Alice Lell Vanhoose of Wittensville, and Julie Marie Blevins Masse of Springfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
WELLS, Dale D.
1958-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dale D. Wells, 47, of Van Lear, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at his residence. Born Sept. 24, 1958, in Johnson County, he was a son of Ruth Bowling Wells of Indiana, Penn., and the late Rollan Wells. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Nevard Lee Wells.  Additional survivors include a son, Dale D. Wells Jr. of Frankfort; a daughter, Holly Gabrielle Wells of Offutt; a brother, Larry Joe Wells of Van Lear; and two sisters, Carol Yvonne Wells May of Indiana, Penn. and Brenda Kay Wells of Florida. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.15 2006

   
WILLIAMSON, Brian Keith
1957-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 8, 1 p.m. at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester, Ky., for Brian Keith Williamson, 48, of Winchester, who passed away Saturday, March 4 2006 at St. Joseph East of Lexington, Ky. Mr. Williamson was a native of Paintsville, Ky., and the son of Kitty Sexton Williamson of Winchester and the late Carrol L. Williamson. He was a medical technologist at St. Joseph East, an artist and a member of the Winchester Art Guild. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Pamela Curtis Williamson; two daughters, Kimberly Carol and Amie Nicole Williamson, both of Winchester; two brothers, Kenneth (Diana) Williamson of Winchester and Kevin (Susie) Williamson of Coppell, Texas; and an uncle and several nieces and nephews. The service will be conducted by Elder Michael Gowens and the Rev. Brian Walton, with burial in the Winchester Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Scobee Funeral Home of Winchester. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 08 2006




APRIL - 2006
   

ADAMS, James William
1930-2006
James William Adams, 75, of Paintsville, departed this life on Friday, April 28, 2006, from injuries he received in an automobile accident. He was born in Catlettsburg, Ky., on Aug. 3, 1930, to Ted and Almas Howes Adams. His father preceded Mr. Adams in death. He is survived by his mother; his spouse of 52 years, Marilyn Litteral Adams; two children, James W. Adams II (Joy) of Russell and Margaret A. (Tim) Hazlette of Nicholasville; four grandchildren, Thomas P. Hazlette of Paintsville, Emily Carolyn Hazlette of Nicholasville, Jon-Marc Adams of Maysville and James William Adams III of Maysville; brothers Charles (Polly) Adams of Ashland and Ted Douglas (Sammie) Adams of Yorba Linda, Calif.; and sisters Lois (Clyde) George of Prestonsburg and Ruth (Harry) Moberly of Richmond, Ky. Mr. Adams was a lifetime member of First Christian Church in Paintsville where he was an elder. Mr. Adams worked more than 50 years in the hardware and supply industry, retiring from Wallace Hardware Co. of Tennessee. He was active in the Johnson County Republican Party, serving as chairman from 1971 to 1979. Visitation will be at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville from 2:30 to 9 p.m. today, May 1. Funeral services will be at First Christian Church in Paintsville at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, with burial in Highland Cemetery in Staffordsville. Pallbears will be Ted George, Jon-Marc Adams, James W. Adams III, Thomas Hazlette, Dennis Walker and Scott Hazlette. Honorary pallbearers will include the present and past members of the First Christian Church Board, colleagues at Wallace Hardware, the Honorable Stephen N. Frazier and Rep. Harry Moberly Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to First Christian Church, 514 Main St., Paintsville, KY 41240. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BELCHER, Helen Atnonette (Stambaugh)
1928-2006
Helen Atnonette Rice Belcher, 77, of Stambaugh, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Markey Cancer Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John Haden and Nellie Louise Stambaugh. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Nell Rose. Survivors include her husband, Jonah Belcher of Stambaugh; a son, Chris Belcher of Stambaugh; a sister, Cecila Ann Picklesimer of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 15, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Wesley D. Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Belcher-Rice Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
BLAIR, Ray
1926-2006
Ray Blair, 80, of East Point, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 18, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Ella Jane Marshal Blair. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Blair. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Blair of East Point; five sons, David Michael Blair, James Ray Blair, Danny Ray Blair, Donald Earl Blair, and Douglas Edward Blair, all of East Point; five daughters, Marsha Sue Clendenon, Debra Elaine Blair, Sandra L. Howard, all of Dayton, Ohio, Brenda Ruth Thornsberry, and Stephanie Taylor, both of East Point; two sisters, Rushie Blair, and Dora Mae Auxier, both of East Point; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 25, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Leroy Kestner officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.28 2006

     
CONLEY, Charles Cecil
1922-2006
Charles Cecil Conley, 83, of Ashland, died Tuesday, April 25 2006. Born May 23, 1922, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Green and Molly Burke Conley. He was retired from the maintenance department at Armco Steel, Inc., a member and elder of Westwood Christian Church, and a WW II U.S. Army veteran, who was awarded a Purple Heart. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Henry Conley, Guy Conley, Stewart Conley, Scott Conley, and Bearl Conley; and a sister, Mary Jasper. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Williams Conley; three sons, Paul David Conley and Tim Conley, both of Ashland; and Scott Conley of Russell; two sisters, Sophia Conley and Sarah Louise Stratton, both of Van Lear; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 28, at Westwood Christian Church with Rev. Jerry Ginnan officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery under direction of Caniff Funeral Home, Westwood-Ashland. Big Sandy News

    
CONLEY, Shirley (Brown)
1918-2006
Shirley B. Conley, 87, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at her residence. Born Nov. 27, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel G. and Lydia Borders Brown. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tom Walter Conley; a brother, Daniel Brown, Jr.; and four sisters, Mabel Brown Daniels, Kathleen Brown, Ida Mae Brown, and Marvel Brown Boyd. Survivors include a son, Jerry Layne Daniels of Wittensville; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one step-granddaughter. Funeral services were Friday, April 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Johnny Estep officiating. Burial was in Borders Family Cemetery, Ulysses, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
DANIELS, Della (Castle)
1942-2006
Della Castle Daniels, 64, of Nippa, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 21, 1942, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Willie F. and Clista K. Castle. She was a cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Daniels, in 2003; a daughter, Clista Jane Castle; a brother, Douglas Ray Castle; a sister, Peggy King; and a grandson. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Castle of Georgia, and Robert Castle of Nippa; a daughter, Betty Blankenship of Marysville, Ohio; four step-daughters, Sandra Dhel of Columbus, and Linda Burchett, Donna Blevins, and Anita Daniels, all of Louisa; a sister, Betty Jo Farish of Florida; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy Vanhoose and Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Castle Family Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Friday, April 7, and until time of service. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.07 2006

   
FITZPATRICK, James Clarence
1924-2006
James Clarence Fitzpatrick, 81, of Sitka, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at his residence. Born Dec. 29, 1924, in Boyd County, he was a son of the late Carl and Eula Lee Vanhoose Fitzpatrick. He was a mechanic and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors incude his wife, Audrey Jones Fitzpatrick of Sitka; a son, James Ray Fitzpatrick of White Marsh, Md.; a daughter, Judy Kay Fitzpatrick of White Marsh; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Daniels Branch, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HALL, Helen Lee (Mayo)
1924-2006
Helen Lee Mayo Hall, 81, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 21, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 15, 1924, in Harlan County, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Mary Saylor Mayo. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include a son, Robbie B. Hall of Paintsville; a daughter, Katie Hall Malone of Paintsville; a brother, Jack W. Mayo of Kingsport, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

    
HICKS, Dr. Marilyn (Pack)
1947-2006
NORTH CAROLINA — Dr. Marilyn Pack Hicks, 59, of Raleigh, N.C., died Tuesday, April 25 2006. Born June 5, 1947, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Herma Castle Pack and the late Hershell Pack. She was a medical doctor. Additional survivors in-clude a daughter, Suzannah Hicks of Pittsboro, N.C.; and a sister, Joan Pack Rowe of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were Saturday, April 29, at her residence. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News

     
HITCHCOCK, Ronnie Allen Sr.
2006
Ronnie Allen Hitchcock, Sr., died Apr. 15, 2006. Survived by mother, Anna Jewell Crace, Paintsville, son, Ronnie Allen Hitchcock, Jr., Paintsville, 2 daughters, Karen, Paintsville, Paula Wheeler, Winchester, 5 brothers, Ballard, Paintsville, David, River, John Daniel, Staffordsville, Richard, Whitesburg and Timothy Hitchcock, Staffordsville, 2 sisters, Joann Holbrook, Van Lear and Diane Meek, Thelma, 5 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Carl Vencil Hitchcock and brother Michael Keith Hitchcock. Services Tues., 2 pm, Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Visit Mon., 9-11 am, Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KY. Chapter 18 DAV will conduct gravesite military service. Family requests expressions of sympathy be made to: POW- MIA by contacting the Paintsville Funeral Home. Lexington Ky. 4/17/2006.

    
JOHNSON, Lee
1931-2006
Lee Johnson, 74, of Flat Gap, died Monday, April 24, 2006 at his residence. Born April 27, 1931, he was a son of the late Burly and Zella Johnson. He was a building construction contractor and a U.S. Marine Corp Korean War veteran. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Johnson; and a sister, Uyvonna Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Esta Salyer Johnson; four sons, Gary Lee Johnson, Keith Edward Johnson, James Lee McKenzie, and Jerry Ray McKenzie; two daughters, Susan Bartley and Lorita Sublett; two brothers, Dallas Johnson and Donald Johnson; five sisters, Hildrith Black, Mildrith Glick, Vonnetta Hart, Shirley Hughes, and Carol Jean Schroger; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Graveside military rites were conducted by Auxier Chapter 18 DAV. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.28 2006

    
JONES, Henry
1918-2006
Henry Jones, 87, of Louisa, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born July 22, 1918, at Flat Gap, he was a son of the late Johnny and Maude Arrington Jones. He was a carpenter, steel worker, and WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Dawson and Belva Jones; and two brothers, Ira Jones and Boronlo Jones. Survivors include his wife, Candice Preece Jones of Louisa; a sister, Dora Butler of Catlettsburg; and a brother, Bobby Jones of Louisa. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, April 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Jimmy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.14 2006


LEMASTER, David Allen
1961-2006
David Allen Lemaster, 44, of Thelma, died Thursday, April 6 2006. Born June 26, 1961, in Mann, W.Va., he was a son of the late Millard Ishmell and Velma Jewel Stowers Lemaster. He was a masonry contractor. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Roger Queed. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Blanton Lemaster of Thelma; a son, David Allen Lemaster, Jr. of Thelma; a daughter, Devina Lemaster of Thelma; two brothers, Oakie Woodrow Smith of Ohio, and Robert Keith Lemaster of Lowmansville; four sisters, Linda Carol Taylor of Thelma, Judy Lynn Borders of Lowmansville, Wanda Lee Kohl of Indiana, and Marshelia Miller of Charley; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Sunday, April 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Leroy Kestner officiating. Burial was in Blanton Family Cemetery, River, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
LYON, Joe Allen
2006
Joe Allen Lyon, 66, husband of Crispina R. Lyon, died Saturday, April 8, 2006. Born in Keaton, Ky., he was a son of the late Tivis and Inez Ross Lyon. A graduate of Paintsville High School and Mayo Technical School, he received his BS and MS degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He was a retired vocational analyst with ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, and had also worked for Ashland Oil and Harrison County Vocational School. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Tivis J. Lyon Jr. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Charles Allen (Marina) Lyon of Lexington, Ky.; one step-son, Alan Lyon, with the U.S. Marine Corps; one sister, Cara Lyon (Eric David) Hall of Allen, Ky.; two brothers, Russel Kerlin (Fay) Lyon of Huntington, W.Va., and Michael Ross (Charlene) Lyon of Purlear, N.C.; and one granddaughter, Anastasia Lyon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.12 2006

  
MARSHALL, Palmer Jr.
1921-2006
Palmer Marshall Jr., 84, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. Born Nov. 1, 1921, at Prestonsburg, he was a son of the late Palmer Sr. and Dixie Burchett Marshall. He was a dental technician, member of First Methodist Church, Prestonsburg and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Irene Fitzpatrick Marshall; four brothers, Fred, Marvin, Robert "Bob" and Earl Marshall; and a sister, Margie Marshall. Survivors include a daughter, Meg Kendrick of Prestonsburg; a brother, Arthur Marshall of Titusville, Fla.; a sister, Dorcia Conti of Detroit, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 24, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Glenn Hayes officiating. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Middle Creek, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.28 2006

    
MAY, John "Jack"
1942-2006
John "Jack" May, 64, of Flat Gap, died Monday, April 17, 2006 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born March 30, 1942, he was a son of the late Gail and Lucille Hitchcock May. He was a construction painter. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul May. Survivors include his wife, Betty Earl May of Flat Gap; two sisters, Patsy Butcher and Janet Horne. Funeral services were Friday, April 21, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
MCCANN, Robert Cecil
1929-2006
Robert “Bob” Cecil McCann, 77, Three Springs Road, Somerset, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky. He was born March 6th, 1929 in Van Lear, Kentucky, son of the late Jack McCann and Tennie Hickman McCann. He was a United States Army, WWII & Korean Conflict veteran serving 6 years, attaining the rank of 1st Sergeant, stationed in Germany & France, served in Berlin during Berlin Airlift. He was a graduate of Virgie High School, Virgie, Kentucky, attended Eastern Kentucky University and Wayne State University and graduated from Oakland Community College. He was a retired salesman for Lowes and recreation and salesman for the City of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. He was a member and Deacon of Beacon Hill Baptist Church, Somerset, Kentucky. He is survived by two daughters; Margie Kay (and Gary) Hampton, Burnside, Kentucky and Cecilia Jane (and Larry) Honeycutt, Somerset, Kentucky: four sisters; Aileen (and Lillburn) Marcum, Columbus, Ohio, Mary Wilt, Patoskola, Ohio, Jean Branham of Florida and Mae Harness, Naples, Florida: five grandchildren; Jennifer Lewis Hargis, Olivia Honeycutt (Loran) King, Douglas Honeycutt, Rebekah Hampton (J.R.) Simpson and Elisabeth Hampton: five great grandchildren; Gavin Hargis, Sara Hargis, Laryssa King, Jacob Simpson and Rhiannon Simpson: Special friends, Charles and Aline Mullins, Ft Myers, FL. He is preceded in death by his wife; Goldie B. Girdler McCann, whom he married on August 19th, 1951 in LaRochelle, France: his parents: two brothers; Joe Thomas McCann and Jack McCann, Jr.: two sisters; Macie Sharon McCann and Helen Elswick. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Dr. John Mark Toby and Brother Mike Denney officiating. Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Kentucky. Visitation will be after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
MILLER, Patsy (VanHoose)
1932-2006
Patsy V. Miller, 74, of Paintsville, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Feb. 14, 1932, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Bridget McCoart Vanhoose. She was a medical clerk. Survivors include a son, John Doug Miller of Hager Hill; two daughters, Martha Ann Ward and Joyce Miller, both of Lexington; a sister, Mary Jo Blackburn of Pikeville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 5, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Paintsville, with Father Hoppenjans officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Contributions may be made to Paintsville Alumni Association by calling (606) 789-8989. Big Sandy News

    
MOLLETT, Jason Tyler
2006-2006
MARTIN COUNTY — Jason Tyler Mollett died Saturday, April 22, in Paintsville. Born April 22, 2006, in Paintsville, he was a son of Sheila Moore and James Mollett, both of Tomahawk. Additional survivors include a brother, James K. Mollett of Tomahawk; paternal grandparents, Stanley and Retha Mollett of Tomahawk; and maternal grandparents, Sol and Virginia Moore of Buffalo Horn. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 25, at Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church with Doc Sites officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Tomahawk, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.28 2006

    
MULLINS, Loraine (Eldridge)
1935-2006
Loraine Eldridge Mullins, 70, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Oct. 25, 1935, in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of the late Farrish and Anna Lee Patrick Eldridge. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Mullins; two brothers, Estill Eldridge and Earnest Eldridge; and three sisters, Marie Tidswell, Evelyn Casey, and Reva Privett. Survivors include a son, Kenny Mullins of Salyersville; three daughters, Debbie Salyer and Vicki Salyer, both of Salyersville, and Tammy Dolin of Catlettsburg; two brothers, Ray Eldridge and Lester Eldridge, both of Ohio; four sisters, Cassie Mae Greenwell of Richmond, Ruth Nienaber of Erlanger, Wanda Norris of Ashland, and Etta Amburgy of Indiana; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 7, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Gayliss Gaines and Ronnie Sallee officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.07 2006

   
MULLINS, Pearl "Fritz" Jr
1941-2006
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Pearl "Fritz" Mullins Jr., 41, of Martha, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Blaine. Born May 21, 1941, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Myrtle Ferguson Mullins and Pearl Fritz "Mutt" Mullins Sr. of Martha. He was a former Department of Highways employee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mort Mullins. Additional survivors include his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Hale Mullins of Martha; and a brother, Robie Mullins of Martha. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 21, at Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church, Crockett, with Elder Jerry Brown officiating. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.21 2006

    
NEWSOME, Marvin E.
1930-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Inez, Ky., for Marvin E. Newsome, 76, of Debord, Ky., who passed away Friday, March 31 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Newsome was born March 18, 1930 in Martin County, Ky., son of the late Brose and Liza Ward Newsome. He was in construction. Surviving are five sons, Isaac Newsome of Van Lear, Ky., Richard Newsome of Columbus, Ohio, and Hobart Lee, Forest, and Anthony Newsome, all of Inez; four daughters, Brenda Newsome and Zella Gay Mollette, both of Columbus, Ohio, Paula Newsome of Inez, and Maggie Meek of Paintsville, Ky.; four brothers, Hobert Newsome of Continental, Ohio, Jay and Sylvester Newsome both of Debord, and Brose Newsome of Prestonsburg, Ky.; five sisters, Olive Preece of Debord, Shelby Jean Jarrett of Warfield, Ky., Mary Crum and Kathleen Dalton, both of Inez, and Annette Mollette of Columbus; and 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jack Woody and Lonnie Ratliff, with burial in the Newsome Family Cemetery at Debord, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.07 2006

   
RADCLIFFE, Mary (Stafford)
1925-2006
Mary Stafford Radcliffe, 80, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at New Albany Care Center, New Albany, Ohio. Born May 13, 1925, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Edith Conley Stafford. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Redd Radcliffe, in 1985; and a brother, Charles Stafford. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Friday, April 14, at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, Staffordsville, with Father Hoppanjans officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paints-ville. Visitation will be today, Friday, April 14, from 9 a.m. until time of services at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.14 2006

   
RICE, Pauline (Castle)
1931-2006
Pauline Rice, 75, of Thealka, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 30, 1931, she was a daughter of the late General and Josie Castle. She was an instructor at a vocational school. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alois "Pete" Rice; and a brother, Eugene Castle. Survivors include a sister, Kathleen Sturgill. Funeral services were Saturday, April 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
RISNER, Terry Matthew
1977-2006
MARTIN COUNTY — Terry Matthew Risner, 28, of Debord, died Thursday, April 13, 2006 in Inez. Born June 28, 1977, in Johnson County, he was a son of Marvin Risner of Royalton and Verna Blankenship Fletcher of Debord. Additional survivors include a daughter, Kaitlyn Risner of Debord; a brother, Timothy Risner of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters, Mary Sue Risner and Jenifer McGinnis, both of Debord. Funeral services were Monday, April 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Ken Allen officiating. Burial will be in Risner Cemetery, Royalton, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.14 2006

    
ROBINSON, Barbara Sue (Mayo)
1934-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Barbara Sue Robinson, 72, of Paintsville, died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 2, 1934, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late G.V. and Lena Jones Mayo. She was a retired nurse with Paintsville Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Ginger Favinger of Oil Springs, and Jamie Mason of Suffolk, Va.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, April 24, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Jones Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
SMEDLEY, Minister Bobby L.
1941-2006
Minister Bobby L. Smedley, 65, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at his residence. Born April 4, 1941, in Barrett County, W.Va., he was a son of the late James Atlas and Gertrude Ramey Castle. He was a minister and member of Crusade For Jesus Church, Staffordsville. Survivors include his wife, Deloris Haney Smedley of Paintsville; three sons, Timothy R. Lewis of Paintsville, and Robert Smedley and Jimmy Smedley, both of Ashland; two daughters, Carman Compton of Lowmansville, and Cheryl Cook of Paintsville; two sisters, Eula Mae Kimbler of Tutor Key, and Nancy Clifton of Van Lear; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 7, at Crusade For Jesus Church with Clifton Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Crusade For Jesus Church Memorial Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.07 2006

   
SPARKS, Jimmie L.
1948-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jimmie L. Sparks, 57, of Burnside, died Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Somerset. Born Aug. 22, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Arlie and Ruby Castle Sparks. He was a welder and a member of Van Lear Enterprize Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Meade Sparks of Burnside; three sons, Jimmie Sparks of Columbus, Ohio, Charles Scarberry and Johnny Meade, both of Guyandotte, W.Va.; a daughter, Sheila Gibson of Milton, W.Va.; a brother, Jack Sparks of Salyersville; three sisters, Mary Lyons of Offutt, Elizabeth Windland of Van Lear, and Bonnie Miller of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 2, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Sparks Family Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 03 2006

    
STARKEY, Nora (Ward)
1937-2006
Nora Ward Starkey, 69, of Salyersville, died Friday, April 7, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 21, 1937, in Gallipolis, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Zettie White Ward. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, James Starkey of Gallipolis; two daughters, Patty L. Bradley of Salyersville, and Caroline S. Pusha of Gallipolis; two sons, Earley E. Hayman Jr. and Steven L. Hayman, both of Salyersville; a sister, Ruth Goodey of Gallipolis; two brothers, James Ward and Eugene Ward, both of Gallipolis; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 11, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Rev. Ronald Puckett officiating. Burial was in Mina Chapel Cemetery, Gallipolis, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
YONTZ, Helen J. (Blair)
1937-2006
YONTZ, Helen J. 69, of Springfield died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006 in The Ohio Masonic Home. She was born January 1, 1937 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Chalmer and Venus (Webb) Blair. Helen had been involved in various businesses in the Springfield area including that as a real estate broker, Director of the Community Blood Center, owner of Helen Williams Advertising and owner of The Bra Salon. She is a member of St. Teresa Church. She also was very active in numerous clubs including Junior Achievement, Pilot Club, American Business Women's Club, Women's Town Club and most recently the Friday Morning Coffee Club. She also was an avid golfer in the Springfield area for many years. Helen was the beloved mother of three daughters, Diane (Patrick) Riley, Anoka, Minnesota, Denette (Rick) Smith, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Vickie Jacobus, Springfield and who was her care giver for the last three years; eight grandchildren and spouses, Chris and Brenda Riley, Ramsey, Minnesota, Cathy McMullen, Gulfport, Missippi, Casey and Corey Riley, Anoka, Minnesota, Jasmine and Chris Frederick, Indianapolis, Indiana, Caitlin Jacobus, Springfield and Brandon and Megan Smith, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; seven great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Bill Hensley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Charlotte Blair and Benny and Olena Blair all of Kentucky, several nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Joan Shaw, Springfield, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Patty Yontz, Florida and special friends Ed and Shirley Williams, Springfield. She was preceded in death by parents, her husband Robert L. "Smilin Bob" Yontz and an infant grandson, Bradley Steven Smith. Helen will be deeply missed by her family and by all those who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Fr. Rick Walling officiating. Family will receive friend's half hour prior to the service. Springfield, Ohio 4/16/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



MAY - 2006
BAKER, Ora Ann (Lemaster)
1931-2006
Ora Ann Lemaster Baker, 74, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at her residence. Born Dec. 4, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Freddie and Rita Ward Lemaster. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bill Baker of Paintsville; four sons, Larry Sergent and Michael Sergent, both of Paintsville, and Carl Lee Sergent and Eddie Sergent, both of Staffordsville; a stepson, Billy Ray Baker of Thelma; two daughters, Teresa Ratliff of Staffordsville, and Dede Sergent of Paintsville; a stepdaughter, Connie Pelfrey of Staffordsville; a sister, Patty Conley of Staffordsville; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with John Michael Blanton, Jimmy Price, and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
BISHOP, Mandy (McCoy)
1932-2006
Mandy McCoy Bishop, 74, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 25, 1932, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Trimble and Stella Kitchen McCoy. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Bishop, in 1996; and a son, Lee Bishop. Survivors include four sons, Richard Bishop of Corbin, Steve Bishop of Acworth, Ga., Joey Bishop of Flat Gap and Brian Bishop of Union, S.C.; three sisters, Vina Coleman and Willimae Gray, both of Oak Hill, and Margie Greer of Grayson; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Chester Keathley and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
BLAIR, Renia (Bays)
1930-2006
Renia Blair, 75, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at her residence. Born Dec. 15, 1930, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Della Coburn Bays. She was a teacher's aide and a member of Paintsville Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Don Blair of Paintsville; two daughters, Renia Jo Blair and Raedonna Blair, both of Paintsville; a brother, Harvey Bays of Allen; two sisters, Betty Jo Hackworth of Prestonsburg, and Elsie Sherman of Elkhorn City; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, May 26, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with J.M. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday May 26 2006

   
BLANTON, Eunice (Horn)
1929-2006
Eunice Blanton, 76, of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 at her residence. Born July 20, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lonzie and Arizona Conley Horn. She was a state employee with Big Sandy C.A.P. Survivors include a son, Jackie Blanton of Paintsville; two sisters, Audrey Pratt and Faye Horne, both of Paintsville; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Mike Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 10 2006

    
BLANTON, Larry Waylon
1983-2006
Larry Waylon Blanton, 23, of Salyersville, died Friday, May 26, 2006 in Morgan County ARH. Born May 12, 1983, in Paintsville, he was a son of Alesia Combs Blanton and the late Larry Blanton. He was a self-employed mechanic. Additional survivors include a brother, Matthew Blanton of Salyersville; and two sisters, Brooke Blanton and Kimberly Blanton, both of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, May 29, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Johnny Reed officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery, Trace Branch, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CASTLE, Ernest Buell
1928-2006
Ernest Buell "Cracker Bill" Castle, 78, of Thealka, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 5, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Preston Castle. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Iva Jean Arms Castle, in 2002; and a son, William Franklin Castle. Survivors include five sons, Leroy Salyers of Thealka, David Castle of Hager Hill, Ralph Castle of Carmichaels, Penn., Glenn Castle of Martin County, and Randy Castle of Georgetown; four daughters, Kathy Salyers and Edith M. Jackson, both of Thealka, Patricia Reeves of Wallingford, and Wanda Lou Tackett of Lexington; three brothers, Frank Castle of Lawrence County, Terry Castle of River, and Joe Castle of Ohio; seven sisters, Mildred Roberts of Urbana, Ohio, Juanita Copas and Faye Castle, both of Ohio, Margaret Salyers of Thealka, Libby Castle and Edna Arms, both of East Point, and Betty Stambaugh of Stambaugh; 22 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 13, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, Thealka, with Gary Blair and Steve Slone officiating. Burial was in Arms Family Cemetery, Boyd Branch, Thealka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
CHANDLER, Robert "Bob"
1950-2006
Robert "Bob" Chandler, 55, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 18, 1950, in Johnson County, he was a son of Lola Fay Young Chandler and the late Overy Oakley Chandler. He was a truck driver with Excel Logistics, a member of Bonanza Free Will Baptist Church and an Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Doris Holbrook Chandler of Paintsville; a son, Robert Jared Chandler of Paintsville; a brother, Stanley Kent Chandler of Bellefountaine, Ohio; and two sisters, Helen Jean Meadows of Hamilton, Ohio and Debra Louise Lemaster of River. Funeral services were Thursday, June 1, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy Brown and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
COLEMAN, Gary "Joe"
1961-2006
Gary "Joe" Coleman, 45, of River, died Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 19, 1961, in Pike County, he was a son of Iris Gail Geoff and the late Roger Coleman. He was a welder. Additional survivors include his wife, Sheri Childers Coleman of River; a son, Christopher Lee Coleman of River; a brother, Larry Coleman of Raccoon; and a sister, Tammy Coleman of Pikeville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial will be in Son Butcher Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 24 2006

     
COLVIN, Harry Wilson
1946-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Harry Wilson Colvin, 60, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Monday, May 15 at his residence. Mr. Colvin was born April 15, 1946, son of the late Manford and Marie Conley Colvin. He was a master electrician and a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Donna Montgomery Colvin, and one son, Harry Michael Colvin. Surviving are one son, Matthew Aaron Colvin of East Point, Ky.; one daughter, Jody Lynn Colvin Brantner of New York, N.Y.; his fiancee, Joy Preston of Hager Hill; and three sisters, Linda Archer of East Point, and Patty Colvin and Barbara Preston, both of Paintsville, Ky. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. A military graveside service was conducted by the Auxier Chapter 18 D.A.V. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 19, 2006

  
DANIEL, Annabelle (Dixon)
1920-2006
Annabelle Dixon Daniel, 86, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died Sunday, May 28 2006. Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Rolla and Lilli Conley Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buell Dixon; and a brother, Garland Dixon. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Shroyer of Kentucky. Funeral services were Saturday, June 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry O'Brian officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.07 2006

    
DANIEL, Dorcie M. (Castle)
1926-2006
Dorcie M. Castle Daniel, age 80, of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully, under Hospice care, at First Community Village on May 1, 2006. Dorcie was born on February 24, 1926 in Nippa (near Paintsville), Kentucky. After attending both Berea College and Morehead State College, she taught elementary school in Johnson County Kentucky before moving to Ohio in 1947. She and her husband established Daniel Tree Service where she retired at age 75. Dorcie loved spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and reading her Bible and other inspirational books. She was preceded in death by parents Davey and Katie Castle and brothers Rubbie and Odis Castle. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Russell; sons, Russ (Rita) Daniel, Ronald (Katherine) Daniel; daughters, Sheila (Thomas) Cantlebary, Elizabeth (Michael) Jennings; grandchildren, Cara (Scott) Flaster, Crista (Christian) Jorgensen, Brian Daniel, Chastity Daniel, Brianne Daniel, Chelsea (Ben) Lewis, Catrina Daniel, Eric Jennings, Maegan Jennings, Christopher Daniel; great- grandchildren, Rylen Daniel, Cayden Tindle, Logan Lewis, Isabella Jorgensen; brothers Davey (Ruth Ann) Castle, Eugene (Regina) Castle; sisters, Jannie (Raymond) Draghi, Betty Ward, Faye (Alvie) Patrick, Katherine (Richard) Reeser; step-mother- in-law, Numa Daniel, brother-in-law, Curtis (Jean) Daniel; sisters-in-law, Laura Daniel and Molly VanHoose; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday at 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad Street, where a funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Robert Pierson will officiate with the internment to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. Columbus Ohio, 5/2/2006.

    
DAVIS, Doris (Donley)
1934-2006
Doris Davis, 71, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 26, 1934, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Iva Mae Sherman Donley. She was an operating room technician with Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center and a member of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Davis, in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Lee Davis of Van Lear and Tony Davis of Paintsville; three daughters, Sharon Leigh Burchett of Paintsville, Teresa Ann Kinner of Thealka, and Robin Michele Perry of Hager Hill; a brother, George Donley of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Virgie Castle of Paintsville; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 21, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
ELDRIDGE, Charlie
1943-2006
Charlie Eldridge, 63, of Thelma, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at his residence. Born March 12, 1943, in Lexington, he was a son of Hazel Shultz of Thelma, and the late Charlie Eldridge Jr. He was retired from Lucient Tech and West Elect, and was a U. S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Buddy Eldridge. Additional survivors include a son, Michael Eldridge of Paintsville; two daughters, Bonnie Sweat of Louisville, and Carolyn Blevins of Paintsville; a sister, Tricia Curtsinger of New Port; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, June 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in the family cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
EVANS, Helen (Grim)
1912-2006
Helen Evans, 94, of River, died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Mingo County, she was a daughter of the late Proctor and Loy McCoy Grim. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Evans, in 1996. Survivors include four sons, Joy Chandler of Columbus, Ohio, Ivan Chandler of Louisville, Henry Allen Evans of Canton, Ohio, and James Thomas Evans of Flatwoods; a daughter, Myrna Clark of River; a brother, Gomer Grim of Colonial Beach, Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 4, at South Side Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Tommy Reynolds and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Evans- Clark Cemetery, River, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
FANNIN, Evelyn Virginia (Daniels)
1929-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11, 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, Ky., for Evelyn Virginia Fannin, 76, of Lowmansville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 6 at her residence. Mrs. Fannin was born June 18, 1929 in Denton, Ky., daughter of the late Joe and Mary Bentley Daniels. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie H. Fannin. She was a housewife. Surviving are six daughters, Nancy Daniels of Blaine, Ky., Evelyn Fugitt of Louisa, Kathy Young of Lowmansville, Kathleen Sumpter of Greenville, Tenn., Pauline Burkett of Paintsville, Ky., and Donna Farmer of Charley, Ky.; four sons, Charles Fannin of Louisa, Eugene Fannin of Lowmansville, Michael Fannin of Columbus, Ohio, and Larry Fannin of Lake Elisnore, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Terry Conley and Glen Vanhoose, with burial following in the Mary Church Cemetery at Charley. Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Paintsville Herald Friday May 12 2006

   
FLINT, Karen
1955-2006
Karen Flint, 50, of Offutt, died Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Dec. 6, 1955, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Geneva Ward Flint and the late John Flint. Additional survivors include a son, Nicholas VanHoose of Offutt; a daughter, Elizabeth Fitch of Offutt; a sister, Jennifer VanHoose of Denver; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 15, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HAGER, Naomi (Arrowood)
1931-2006
Naomi Hager, 74, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at her residence. Born Aug. 6, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Etta McKenzie Arrowood. She was a member of Mayo Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hager, in 1996. Survivors include a son, Johnny Hager of Paintsville; a daughter, Mary Arms of Paintsville; two brothers, Doug Arrowood of Meally, and Clarence Arrowood of Worthington; a sister, Mary Preston of Grayson, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 28, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Boyd, and Wesley Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
HALL, Robert "Bob"
1929-2006
Robert "Bob" Hall, 77, of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 6, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late George and Nannie Gulliam Hall. He was a member of Lakeville Free Will Baptist Church, Salyersville. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gullett Hall of Paintsville; two daughters, Paula Hall Younger of Paintsville, and Debbie Hall Adams of Salyersville; a brother, Bill Hall of Paintsville; three sisters, Jackie Boyd of Huber Heights, Ohio, Patsy McFaddin of Paintsville, and Peggy Kain of Ketterington, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 10, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Dr. Greg Coleman and Justin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 10 2006

   
HANDSHOE, Sammie
1918-2006
Sammie Handshoe, 87, of Lexington, formerly of Hueysville, died Sunday, May 21, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born Aug. 20, 1918, in Knott County, he was a son of the late Wilson and Martha Patton Handshoe. He was a retired gas well driller and member of Upper Salt Lick United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Arkansas Terry Handshoe; two brothers; and seven sisters. Survivors include five sons, Bradford Handshoe of Hueysville, Phillip Handshoe of Winchester, Garry Handshoe of Greenville, Ohio, Rodney Handshoe of Lexington, and Chris Handshoe of Flatwoods; a daughter, Yvonne Hall of Lexington; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Clergyman Clinton "Buddy" Jones officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Rose Mary C. Brooks Place, 200 Rose Mary Drive, Winchester, Ky. 40391, or contact Rick M. Calvert at 859-745-4904. Big Sandy News

    
HOLBROOK, Charles Ray
1965-2006
Charles Ray Holbrook, 41, of Cumberland, Md., formerly of Salyersville, died Saturday, May 27 2006. Born April 9, 1965, in Paintsville, he was a son of Ray Holbrook of Salyersville, and Caroline Drapier. He was a pipefitter. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kash and Nevesta Holbrook. Additional survivors include his former wife, Madonna Cline Holbrook of Paris; and a sister, Sherry Holbrook Abernoia of Tampa, Fla. Funeral services were Sunday, June 4, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Revs. Matthew Gullion and Tim Watkins officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
JACKSON, Eyrine
1937-2006
Eyrine Jackson, 88, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, May 14, 2006 at her residence. Born Sept. 9, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Allie Owens Jackson. She was a plumbing assembly worker. Survivors include a son, Mike Jackson of Oil Springs; two brothers, Paul Jackson and Phillip Jackson, both of Oil Springs; two sisters, Ioma McNally of Virginia and Christine Thomas of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 17, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday May 19 2006

   
KRETZER, Robert C.
1930-2006
Robert C. Kretzer 76, of Dayton, passed away May 23, 2006 in Hospice of Dayton. He was born March 8, 1930, in Van Lear, KY, to William and Nannie (Cartmell) Kretzer. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, having served in the Korean conflict. Robert taught at ITT for over 10 years and retired as a civil service employee at WPAFB. He was a member of First Church of God Bellefontaine Road, New Carlisle. He is survived by his wife, Alice (Tonnette) Kretzer; son, Robert Lee (Tina L.) Kretzer of Huber Heights; brother, Homer (Maxine) Kretzer, Ceredo, WV; sisters, Beatrice Eagleston, Lucasville, OH, Juanita (Tom) Chafin, Huntington, WV; sister-in-law, Mary Joan Murray , Vancouver, WA; four grandchildren, Ryan L., Emily A., Trisha C. and Christian Kretzer. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clarence and William Kretzer and one sister, Josephine Kretzer. Private services will be held Friday, May 26, 2006, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Jackson Lytle Williams Funeral Home will be serving the family. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. Dayton Ohio 5-25-2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
LYONS, Carolyn Jean (Jayne)
1945-2006
Carolyn Jean Jayne Lyons, 60, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born August 30, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Georgia Litteral Jayne. She was a domestic. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Jayne; and a sister, Sandra Sparks. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Clarence E. Lyons of Staffordsville; two sons, Kenneth G. (Annie) Lyons of Staffordsville, and Daryl A. Lyons of Lexington; a daughter, Christine G. (Feliciano) Zometa of Paintsville; two brothers, Kenneth Jayne and Gerald Jayne, both of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Marilyn Castle of Staffordsville; six grandchildren, Kenneth G. Lyons II, Jeffrey A. Lyons, Karlyn G. Zometa, Justin D. Zometa, Jenalee C. Zometa, and Kalena A. Zometa. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Dwight Skeans of Lakeland, Fla. and Doug Crider officiating. Burial will be in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the family.  Big Sandy News Wednesday May 24 2006

     
MARCUM, Johnathan Scott
2006 2006
MARCUM Johnathan Scott Marcum, son of Christi M. Hall and Gary Dwayne Marcum (McCarty), born April 26, 2006, went to be with Jesus on May 21, 2006. He leaves behind his loving parents and grandmother, Betty L. Keeton of Grove City, Oh.; grandmother, Carolyn Hall of Greenville, Mich. Survived by great-grandparents, Gerri and Billy Hensley of Grove City, Oh., Marrion and Wayne Homan of Mich. He also leaves special aunts, Kathy Yeager of Hammond, Ind., Cindy Ratliff of Powell, Oh. and Karen Ousley of Oil Springs, Ky.; special uncles, Jeff McCarty of Paintsville, Ky., Ben Robinson of Gallipolis, Oh. He also leaves many other loved ones. Preceded in death by both grandfathers David Keith McCarty of Oil Springs, Ky. and David Scott Hall of Mich., aunt Kelli Jean Castle of Paintsville, Ky. Final resting place at the McCarty Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, Ky. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at PAINTSVILLE FUNERAL HOME, Paintsville, Ky. He was only here for a few days, but left his footprints on our hearts. Columbus Ohio 5/23/2006. 

   
MEEK, Terry Lee
2006
Terry Lee Meek, age 49 of Dayton, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2006. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Evelyn Reed Meek of Dayton and father, Aaron Jackson Meek of (Thelma) Paintsville, KY. He is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Shelia and James Long of Dayton, and Jackie Meek of Thelma, KY; brothers, Douglas Gartin of South Charleston, OH, and Russell and Gerald Meek of Paintsville, KY; nephews, James Wheeler III, Douglas Gartin Jr. and Chad Gartin; and nieces, Sheri Touhey and Carrie Cobb all of Dayton. Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Woodland Cemetery. Services in care of TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BELMONT CHAPEL. Dayton, Ohio-5/26/2006. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

Terry Lee Meek Age: 49 OHIO — Terry Lee Meek, 49, of Dayton, Ohio, died Sunday, May 21. He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron Jackson Meek; and mother, Lucy Evelyn Reed Meek. Survivors include Shelia Long of Dayton; and Jackie Meek of Thelma; and three brothers, Douglas Gartin of South Charleston, Ohio, Russell Meek and Gerald Meek, both of Paintsville. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, May 30 at Woodland Cemetery, under direction of Tobias Funeral Home-Belmont Chapel, Dayton. Big Sandy News

     
MURPHY, Norman Fred
1941-2006
Norman Fred Murphy, 64, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept 28, 1941, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Leroy and Maudie Allen Murphy. He was a U.S veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janetta Murphy, in 2004. Survivors include two sons, Freddie Lee Murphy and Robert Allen Murphy, both of Van Lear; a brother, Lester Murphy of Auxier, and Roger Murphy of Van Lear; a sister, Hester Bowling of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill and Jerry Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home Inc. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today, Friday, June 1, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News

    
O'BRIAN, Bonnie Jo (Mayhan)
1941-2006
Bonnie Jo O'Brian, 65, of Paintsville, died Friday, May 19, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 21, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Challie and Lillie Jayne Mayhan. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Larry Jayne of Lancaster; and Dwayne O'Brian of Paintsville; two brothers, Jesse Mayhan of Paintsville and Ronnie Mayhan of Hager Hill; four sisters, Anna Cole of Sitka, Frances Henderson of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Vicki Mayhan of Inez, and Pam Ramey of Wittensville; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were Monday, May 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Gene Roberts officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
OSBORNE, Willa Dean (Meade)
1941-2006
Willa Dean Osborne, 65, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 2, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Milt and Lena Dale Meade. She was a member of Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James D. Osborne of Wittensville; two sons, James Clay Osborne of Wittensville, and Jimmy Dean Osborne of Crab Orchard; a daughter, Lois Ann Butcher of Lebanon, Ohio; a brother, Gary Meade of Oil Springs; a sister, Merzie Conley of Wittensville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 26, at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church with J.K. Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday May 26 2006

     
PATTON, Carl Thomas
1939-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Hager Hill, Ky., for Carl Thomas Patton, 67, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Thursday, April 20 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Patton was born Feb. 19, 1939 in Bland, Va., son of the late Edgar and Lillie Mae Warden Patton. He was a coal dozer operator. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Patton. Surviving are his wife, Susan McDaniel Patton of East Point; two sons, Carl Thomas Patton Jr. of West Liberty, Ky., and John Hubert Patton of East Point; one daughter, Annie Mae Young of East Point; eight brothers, Morris, George, Ray and Jack Patton, all of Rural Retreat, Va., Rex Patton of Cedar Springs, Va., Jimmy Patton of Cedar Grove, Va., and Bobby Patton of Sugar Grove, Va.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and seven step-children, 17 step-grandchildren, and two step- great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Buster Hayton, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens of Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.  Paintsville Herald Friday May 21 2006

   
PENNINGTON, Randy Layne
1954-2006
Randy Layne Pennington, 51, of Oil Springs, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 29, 1954, in Paintsville, he was a son of Douglas and Roxie A. Howard Pennington of Oil Springs. He was a building construction carpenter. Additional survivors include a daughter, Heidi Shouse in the U.S. Air Force; and three sisters, Audrey Baab of Dayton, Ohio, Sharon Ramirez of Charleston, S.C., and Missi Spradling of Brookville, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, May 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders J.D. Rice, Buster Blanton, and John Blanton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
PRATER, Glenn
1950-2006
Glenn Prater, 55, of Salyersville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 23, 1950, in Salyersville, he was a son of Pauline Adams Prater of Salyersville, and the late Calvin C. Prater. He was employed as a union electrician and a member of IBEW Union #369 and Stinson Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Marcus Prater; and a sister, Terry Prater Teal. Additional survivors include his wife, Anita McCarty Prater of Salyersville; a daughter, Shawna Gibson of Salyersville; a brother, Bill Prater of Salyersville; and two grandsons. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 16, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Burial was in Beecher McCarty Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 17 2006

   
RAMEY, James William
1941-2006
James William Ramey, 64, of Martha, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at his residence. Born Sept. 1, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Green William and Carrie Elizabeth Osborne Ramey. He was a logger. Survivors include his wife, Helen Lynn Cantrell Ramey of Martha; three sons, Green William Ramey of Louisa, Newell James Michael Ramey of Flat Gap, and David Michael Ferguson of Blaine; a daughter, Carrie Lynn Vanhoose of Denver; four brothers, Proctor David Ramey of Blaine, Roy Douglas Ramey of Sitka, Johnny Lee Ramey, and Dolphis Ramey, both of West Liberty; six sisters, Inis Boggs and Nora Ellen Clark, both of Flat Gap, Susan Roberts Ramey and Mary Deloris Ramey, both of Blaine, Carrie Gene Blanton of Richmond, and Ruby Eileen Blanton of Sitka; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders John Howard, Billy Howard, and Jay Wright officiating. Burial was in Ramey Family Cemetery, Patterson Creek, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 10 2006

   
REYNOLDS, Eugene
1938-2006
Eugene Reynolds, 67, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at his residence. Born Oct. 27, 1938, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Vernice Porter and Laney Reynolds. He was an employee with the city of Paintsville. He was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Eugene Reynolds; a daughter, Crystal Gail Reynolds; and a sister, Mildred West. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Blevins Reynolds of Paintsville; a daughter, Tammy Fairchild of Auxier; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, May 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Keaton officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
RICE, Garry
1939-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Garry Rice, 67, of Wittensville, died Friday, May 19, 2006 at Cornerstone Healthcare, Huntington, W.Va. Born Feb. 6, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Don and Mabel Lemaster Rice. He was a painter. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Burchett Rice of Wittensville; a son, Gary Rice of Lowmansville; a daughter, Stacy Rice Castle of Ashland; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 22, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Charles Heater officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
SAMMONS, John G.
1912-2006
John G. Sammons, 93, of West Van Lear, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born May 30, 1912, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Laura Hall Sammons. He was a pastor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Phelps Sammons, in 2003; five brothers; and a sister. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jennings West officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 24 2006

     
SISCO, Elmon
1925-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Elmon Sisco, 80, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Friday, May 19 2006 at Mountain Manor in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Sisco was born June 13, 1925 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late John and Harriette Honeycutt Sisco. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Whittaker Sisco; two sons, Darrell Gene (Kathy) and James Harold (Carolyn) Sisco, both of Meally; two daughters, Corene (Darvin) Mollette of Meally and Hattielene (Wilkie) Hannah of Thelma, Ky.; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs and Chuck Slone, with burial in the Spriggs Cemetery on Bee Branch at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 26, 2006

   
SKAGGS, Eurcle (Davis)
1914-2006
Eurcle Davis Skaggs, 91, of Lowmansville, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 28, 1914, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Davie and Hattie Young Davis. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, James D. Skaggs of Lowmansville, and David Skaggs of Marysville, Ohio; a daughter, Betty Jean Daniel of Florida; a brother, James W. Davis of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Nora Hayes and Emogene Cordle, both of Columbus, and Virginia Hayes of Florida; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 8, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Terry Conley and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
STAMBAUGH, Elleda (Castle)
1932-2006
Elleda Stambaugh, 74, of River, died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 31, 1932, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Hard and Sarah Francis Scarberry Castle. She was a member of Cannons Chapel Church. Survivors include her husband, Tivis Stambaugh of River; a son, Tivis Stambaugh Jr. of River; a daughter, Maria Sparks of River; two sisters, Jean Hayes of Lowmansville, and Betty Dinger of Florida; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Sunday, May 21, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Blanton and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
STEPHENS, Delores Brown
1936-2006
Delores Brown Stephens, 70, of Banner, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 12, 1936, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Marm Roberts Webb and the late Della Roberts. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Jean Hall; a brother, Robert Reed; and two sisters, Betty Bryant and Louise Fergerson. Survivors include three sons, James Jason Brown of Middlesboro, and Paul Thomas Brown and Timothy Harold Brown, both of Salyersville; four daughters, Pamela Bentley, Marda Bailey and Lorna Wakeland, all of Banner, and Connie Slone of Blue River; a brother, Charles Reed of Mann, W.Va.; a sister, Shirley Whitely of Ashland; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 7, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Danny Curry and J.M. Sloce officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
STEVENS, Clarence
1953-2006
Clarence Stevens, 53, of Campton, died Friday, May 12, 2006 at his residence, Born Feb. 12, 1953, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Woodrow and Gertrude Caudill Stevens. He was a brick mason. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Stevens, Arnie Stevens. and J.B. Stevens. Survivors include four daughters, Sarah Stevens, Emily Stevens, Alisha Stevens, and Crystal Wingfield, all of Bowling Green; two brothers, Wayne Stevens of North Carolina, and Orbin Stevens of Bowling Green; five sisters, Geniva Rowe of Lee City, Loretta Rowe, Juanita Lowery, and Maycel Hough, all of Bowling Green, and Dorthy Waldon of Bowling Green; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 16, at Fritz Church of God with Dallas Patrick officiating. Burial was in Patrick Family Cemetery, Fritz, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home,
Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 17 2006

  
STIRES, Hallie (Exline)
1926-2006
Hallie Stires, age 80, of Orient, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 in Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus. She was born January 17, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky. Preceded in death by parents Dord and Samantha Bayes, sister Wanda Exline. She is survived by husband of 58 years, Robert S. Stires; son, Bob (Pam) Stires of Orient; daughters, Kay (Terry) Russell of Orient, Faye (Bill) Morrow of Orient, Michelle (Jack) Carsey of Summerset; sister, Ora (Richard) Baggs of Westerville; brother, Alger (Joy) Bayes of Springfield; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Rev. Randal Gordon officiating with the interment following in Darbyville Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 from 4-8 p.m. Columbus, Ohio 5/9/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
TOPPING, Irene G. (Fairchild)
1938-2006
Irene G. Fairchild Topping, 86, of Richmond Dale, died 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in Westmoreland Place following an extended illness. She was born January 14, 1920, in Johnson County, KY, to the late William N. and Serena Ramey Fairchild. On June 19, 1938, she married Emmett L. Topping who died December 31, 1985. Surviving are children, Linda (John) Evans, of Chillicothe and Charles L. (Janet) Topping, of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Carole B. Topping, of Ashville, OH; grandchildren, Kim, Brian, Mike, Kevin, Sean and Kelli; great grandchildren, Nicholas, Ian, Kearston, Bridget, Justin, Julie and Jarod; brothers, William (Lovene) Fairchild, of Uniontown, OH; sister, Ethel (James) Adams, of Richmond Dale; a brother-in-law, William Sheets, of Richmond Dale; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Janice; a son, Keith K. Topping; sisters, Juanita Sheets and Grace Estep; brothers, Carroll, Emery, Edgel, Clifford and Robert Fairchild; and infant stil lborn brother and sister. Irene was a charter member of the Richmond Dale Church of God and in 1985, retired from Kenworth Truck Company. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2006 in the Richmond Dale Church of God with Rev. Marvin Hocker officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

   
WARD, Charlie
1938-2006
Charlie Ward, 68, of Bainbridge, Ohio, died unexpectedly at 4:33pm Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at his home. He was born April 26, 1938, in Johnson Co., KY, to the late Forest H. and Myrtle L. Collins Ward. Surviving are his sisters and brothers-in-law Belva (Harold) Kean; Gracie (Robert) Starner; Mary Goings, all of Columbus; Aretta Holbrook, Richmond, KY; a half-brother Troy (Marcella) Martin, Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Elmer, Ernest, James, and Lon C. Ward. Charlie worked at Kenworth Truck Co. where he painted trucks. He served his country in the US Army from 1956-1959. Funeral services will be held at 7:00pm Saturday, May 13, at the Haller Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Rossman officiating. Military graveside committal services will be held 11:00am Monday, May 15, in Alton Cemetery, Columbus. Friends may call Saturday from 5-7pm at Haller’s.

    
WARREN, Rosemary (Wallace)
1927-2006
Rosemary Warren, age 79 of Beavercreek, passed away May 7, 2006 at her home. She was born in Van Lear, KY on April 1, 1927 and was preceded in death by her parents, Arlo and Evelyn Wallace and her mother and father-in-law Sidney and Lala Williams. She was also preceded by a sister, Pat Reynolds and numerous other relatives. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles Warren. Her children also survive her: son Jon and wife Barb Warren, daughter Jennifer and husband Ron Borth and son Matthew and wife Laura Warren. Four grandchildren also survive her: Ryan and Tyler Borth and Kelsey and Taylor Warren. Rosemary is also survived by various nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a beloved wife and mother. Rosemary ran a florist shop for several years and was an accomplished watercolor artist and member of TriArt, a local artist's group. A memorial service will be held at Greenmont Oak Park Community Church, 1921 Woodman Dr, Kettering, OH 45420 on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 40 S. Perry St. Suite 120 Dayton, OH 45420 in Rosemary's memory. Services are in care of TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL. Dayton, Ohio 5/10/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
WILLIAMS, Jimmie Ray
1935-2006
Jimmie Ray Williams. 70, of Swamp Branch, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 17, 1935, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Fred and Frankie Spradlin Williams. He was a plasterer/construction worker and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Dark Williams; a daughter, Linda Diane Williams; a brother, Charles Williams; and a sister, Opal Williams. Survivors include a son, Jimmie Ray Williams Jr. of Florida; and a brother, Jack Williams of Virginia. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Mike Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 17 2006

   
WILSON, Garnet K. Picklesimer)
2006
Garnet K. (Picklesimer) 88, of South Charleston, passed away Sunday may 14, 2006, in Madison County Hospital. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel and Edna (Bethel) Picklesimer. She married C. Raymond Wilson on June 25, 1939, at the Lisbon Baptist Church. She was a member of the Plattsburg United Church of Christ, baked many cakes and pies for church functions and won many prizes and awards for baked goods. She also did seamstress work for J.C. Penney and then later worked for many years for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; C. Bruce and Susan Wilson of London, Ohio, Dale and Karen Wilson of Bellevue, Ohio and Tim Wilson of South Charleston, Ohio; four grandchildren, Darren, Craig, and Steven Wilson, Gerri Lynn Rine; seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Kelsey, and Bradley Rine, Hannah, Haley and Shane Wilson and Luke Wilson; and one sister, Darcus Edwards of Fairhope, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband C. Raymond Wilson on October 25, 1997, grandson, Douglas Scott Wilson in 1985, and by her brothers, John, Robert and Leck Picklesimer. Friends may call Tuesday, May 16, 2006, from 5-8 p.m. in the INGLING WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, South Charleston. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Plattsburg United Church of Christ with Rev. Gail A. Wells officiating. Burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Plattsburg United Church of Christ or to the charity of the donor's choice. Springfield, Ohio 5/16/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



JUNE - 2006

BLANTON, Wanda Lou (Howard)
1953-2006
Wanda Lou Howard Blanton, 52, of Salyersville, died Saturday, June 3 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 8, 1953, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Farish and Joyce Howard. She was a homemaker and a member of Head of Coon United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Roger Blanton of Salyersville; a son, Robbie Neil Blanton of Owingsville; a brother, Monie Howard of Salyersville; a sister, Bonnie Bolen of Salyersville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 7, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Hearl Howard and Kermit Gamble officiating. Burial will be in Toy and Delphia Howard Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
BRANHAM, Valerie (Gamble)
1947-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 22, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Valerie Gamble Branham, 59, of Walton, Ky., who passed away Sunday, June 18 at Elsmere, Ky. Mrs. Branham was born Sept. 25, 1947 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Walker and Virgie Music Ratliff. She was employed as a maid at the Carriage House, and she was a member of the Phillip Cove Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, David Robert Gamble of Alaska, David Michael Mowen of Tennessee, and Daniel Lee Mowen of Florida; two daughters, Sharon Rose of Flat Gap, Ky., and Linda Ratliff of Walton; one brother, Jerry Ratliff of Kentucky; two sisters, Viola Music of Paintsville, Ky., and Verla Gibson of Inez, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bob Collins, with burial in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 21 2006

   
BUTCHER, Fannie Lois (VanHoose)
1923-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 8, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Fannie Lois VanHoose Butcher, 83, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 6 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Butcher was born May 11, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Milton and Janie Witten VanHoose. She was retired from American Standard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn “Curley” Butcher, and two grandchildren, James Wilburn and Angelique Butcher. Surviving are four sons, Jimmy Wayne Butcher of Springfield, Ohio, Larry Milton (Annie) Butcher of Wittensville, Michael Dean (Lisa) Butcher of Ashland, Ky., and Donald Ray (Sherry) Butcher of Lawrence County, Ky.; one brother, Lifes VanHoose of Nippa, Ky.; and seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Conley, 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 Friday Jun 09 2006

   
CANTRELL, Thomas Ireland
1933-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel of Paintsville, Ky., for Thomas Ireland Cantrell, 72, of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away Thursday, June 1 at his daughter’s residence in Oil Springs. Mr. Cantrell was born Nov. 2, 1933. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran, and an employee of Ashland Oil. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cantrell. Surviving are his daughter, Vicki (Lonnie) Kelly of Oil Springs; one granddaughter, Sherry (Robert) Combs of Oil Springs; and two great- grandsons, Drew and Kyle Combs. The service was officiated by Elders Buster Blanton, John R. Pelphrey and Eulas Adams, with burial in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at Oil Springs. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 09 2006

  
CONLEY, Homer Lee
1921-2006
Homer Lee Conley, age 84 of Fairborn, went to be home with the Lord on Saturday June 17, 2006 in the Hospice of Dayton. He was born December 2, 1921 in Johnson Co.,Kentucky, the son of the late Ross and Mae (Collins) Conley. Homer was employed by Southwestern Portland Cement Company, retiring in 1985 after 35 years of service. He was a member of Michael L. Finnell #711 Masonic lodge of Fairborn and attended the United Baptist Church. Homer was a loyal University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Warren helton ; two brothers, Gail and Tom Conley three step-brothers ; two step-sisters ; a half-brother ; and a half-sister. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Orene Conley ; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Dunn of Fairborn ; two grandchildren, Troy Bunn, and wife Tracy of Huber Heights, Wendy Ogden, and husband Butch of Dayton; five great-grandchildren, Andrew Bunn, Jessica Clark, Al lie Bunn, Dawson Ogden, Alyssa Ogden ; a brother, Ellis Conley, and wife Joy Nell of Avon Park, Florida ; a half-brother ; three half-sisters ; and a step- brother. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, with Masonic services being held at 7:45 P.M. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 12:00 Noon in the funeral home. Rlder Freddie Preston officiating. Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery. Fairborn, Ohio June 19, 2006 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
CONLEY, Lorraine (Perry)
1929-2006
Lorraine Conley, 77, 1508 Branch St., died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at AmeriCare Living Center. She was born on March 23, 1929, in Auxier, Ky., to William Jefferson and Martha Jane (Ward) Perry. She married Billie Eugene Conley on March 22, 1946. He died Dec. 17, 1981. She retired from General Tire, where she was a former union steward. She was of the Presbyterian faith and loved crocheting, reading, working puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, college basketball and TV church programs; eating out (especially at Cracker Barrel); her dogs, Ben and Sam; but most of all she loved her family, so much that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren referred to her house as "Camp Lorraine's." Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Tammy) Conley and Terry (Trisha) Conley, both of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Marshal (Sherri) Blair, Wabash; three brothers, Douglas (Doreena) Perry, Dayton, Ohio; William (Gay) Perry, Columbus, Ohio, and Franklin (Cathy) Perry, Cardington, Ohio; four sisters, Jessie Pack and Mrs. Charles (Darlene) McKenzie, both of Dayton, Ohio, Demple Watkins, West Van Lear, Ky., and Mrs. John (Bonnie) Jurich, Englewood, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2006, at the McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel. The Rev. Bill Bolen will officiate. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Wabash, Indiana June 21, 2006  Wednesday

     
COX, Thomas N.
1933-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas N. Cox, 73, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 14 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Cox was born April 26, 1933 in Johnson County, son of the late Ben and Ethel Wheeler Cox. He was owner and operator of Cox’s Auto Parts, a masonic lodge master, Grand Perservant-Grand Lodge of Kentucky in the 1970s; past Paintsville Comman-dery #48. He was a member of the Grand Council of Kentucky; the Royal Order of Scotland; Red Cross of Constantine; Scottish Rite 33º; El Hasa Shrine-Potentate 1980; Royal Order of Jesters – Court 172; Big Sandy Shrine Club and the Elks Lodge. He was also High Priest – Paintsville Chapter 131; Illustrious Master Fred McKenzie 98; and a member of the Elks’ Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Martha Joe Chandler Cox of Paintsville; two sons, William Thomas “Bill” Cox of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Steve Cox of Paintsville; one brother, James Cox of Paintsville; and five grandchildren, Kris, Steven, Nathan, Shawnee, and Cheyenne Cox. The service will be officiated by Don Barnett, Wayne Price and Pat Caniff, with burial in the Lower Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southside Free Will Baptist Church or First United Methodist Church by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 789-3501. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 16 2006

   
CRUM, Doris Ann (Mills)
1940-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp, Ky., for Doris Ann Mills Crum, 66, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 14 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Crum was born Feb. 12, 1940 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Hebert and Verla Grace Mollette Mills. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Crum. Surviving are three sons, Gary and Dickie Crum, both of Meally, Ky., and Larry Crum of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Ilene Lackey of Boons Camp and Debbie Castle of Paintsville; two brothers, Tom Mills of Arizona and Everett Mills of Williamsport, Ky.; two sisters, Linda Smith and Carol Mollette, both of Wabash, Ind.; and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Claude Mollette and Kenny Preece, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery on Ky. Rt. 40 at Meally. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 21, 2006

  
DANIELS, Jesse
1929-2006
Jesse Daniels, 76, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, June 22, 2006 at his residence. Born July 31, 1929, at Williamsport, Johnson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Mahala Preston Daniels. He was a former mechanic for Energy Coal Company, Martin County, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, member of the Nazarene Church, and the U.M.W.A. He was also preceded in death by six brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean George Daniels; a son, Lloyd Michael Daniels of Prestonsburg; a brother, Norton Daniels of Thelma; and a sister, Mabis Fraley of Copperston, W.Va. Funeral services were Sunday, June 25, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Don Branham officiating. Burial was in George Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Justin Martin, Robin Humphrey, Terry Williams, Frank Hammonds, Craig Tackett, Ralph Frasure Jr., Eugene Slone, Paul Lafferty, and Mark Scaggs. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Lafferty, Claude Justice, Garner Campbell, Ralph Frasure Sr., and Gary Wright. Big Sandy News


DANIELS, Michael Thomas
1989-2006
Michael Thomas Daniels, 17, of Whitehouse, died Friday, June 2, 2006 at Tomahawk. Born Feb. 13, 1989, in Floyd County, he was a son of Carl and Toni Staten Daniels. Additional survivors include two brothers, Carl and Mathew Daniels, both of Louisa; and a sister, Sarah Daniels of Louisa. Funeral services were Monday, June 5, at Sulphur Springs United Baptist Church, with John Hill, Walt Molletts and Riley Maynard officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Tomahawk, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
DAVIS, Margie (Cantrell)
 1914-2006
She was born 6/20/1914, passed away 6/3/06. Preceded in death by parents, Willie and John K. Cantrell of Flat Gap, Ky.; husband, Burgess; sister Erie and brother, Walter. Survived by niece, Beverly ; 3 grand-nephews and their families. She was a member of Northridge Freewill Baptist Church and a member of Delco Union 755, Viewing June 8, 1 P.M. Miami Valley Memory Gardens Chapel, 1639 E. Lytle Five Points Rd. and Rt. 48 in Centerville, services to follow at 2 p.m. Dayton Ohio June 8, 2006 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
DICKENS, Dottie Marie (Lewis)
1933-2006
Dottie Marie Lewis Dickens, 73, of Thelma, died Monday, June 19, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born March 8, 1933, in Elliott County, she was a daughter of the late Troy J. and Ella B. Lewis. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Luster Wayne Cassity of Marysville; five daughters, Anna Lois Parker of Columbus, Ohio, Regina Keeton of Martha, Karen Tackett of East Point, Evelyn Joyce Cassity of Maysville, and Mary Lou Meek of Wittensville; four brothers, John Curtis Lewis of Plain City, Ohio, Eugene Lewis of Raymond, Ohio, Douglas Lewis of Pataskala, Ohio, and Burl Lewis of Blaine; four sisters, Frances Cantrell of Ohio, Goldie Skaggs of Flat Gap, Wendy Vanover of Mazie, and Bonnie Sparks of Fairborn, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, June 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs and Mike Tackett officiating. Burial was in Elliott County Memorial Gardens, Sandy Hook, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
ELAM, Helen (Elam)
1919-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, June 19, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville United Baptist Church for Helen E. Elam, 87, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Friday, June 16 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Elam was born Jan. 27, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Walter and Daisy Gibbs Elam. She was a retired teacher in Johnson County. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elam. Surviving are one son, Robert Lynn Elam, and one sister, Jo Pack, both of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by John Blanton and Chris Rowland, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 21, 2006

   
FAIRCHILD, Erie (Blanton)
1915-2006
Erie Blanton Fairchild, 91, of Oil Springs, died Friday, June 16, at St. Marys Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 19. 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Sanford J. and Hester Burchett Blanton. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, James S. "Bill" Fairchild, Denzil Fairchild, and Gary Fairchild, all of Oil Springs; four daughters, Jewell Salyers of Paintsville, Loretta Holden of Louisville, Donna Morgan of Elizabethtown, and Diane Blanton of Oil Springs; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Blanton Family Cemetery, Low Gap, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


    
HALL, Dorothy Jean (Crace)
1931-2006
Dorothy Jean Crace Hall, 74, of Salyersville, died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Salyersville Health Care Center. Born Dec. 1, 1931, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Daisy Howard Crace. She was a merchant and a member of Salyersville First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Morgan "Morg" Hall of Salyersville; two sons, Richard Hall and David Bryan "Butch" Hall, both of Salyersville; a brother, Dickie Crace of Salyersville; three sisters, Barbara Ann Arnett of Salyersville, Janet Sue Wiley of Cardington, Ohio, and Linda Fletcher of Edison, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 6, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Matthew Cullion officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HAYES, Gus Jr.
1931-2006
Gus Hayes, Jr., 74, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, died Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Marrow Manor, Chesterville, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Gus and Jessie Virginia Daniels Hayes. He was a heavy equipment operator with Fischel Company. He was also preceded in death by a son, Glen Hayes. Survivors include two sons, David Hayes of Springfield, Ohio, and John Guss Hayes of Selina, Kan.; five daughters, Rowena Oberly of Selina, Margaret Johnson of Springfield, Rhonda Russell, Pam Fogt, and Debbie Hayes, all of Sidney, Ohio; three brothers, Claude E. Hayes of Springfield, Clenn Hayes and Johnny Hayes, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Sally Castle of Mt. Gilead, and Mabel Young of Ashtabula, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Eddie Colegrove officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HUGHES, Lois (Martinez)
1933-2006
Lois Levina Martinez Hughes, 73, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at her residence. Born April 14, 1933, in Las Vegas, N.M., she was a daughter of the late Jacobo and Fedilina Valdez Martinez. She was a maintenance mechanic with Paintsville Housing Authority. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Dennis Hughes Jr. Survivors include her husband, James "Jim" Dennis Hughes of Paintsville; a daughter, Levina Kathleen Shelton of Paintsville; two brothers, Tom Martinez of Marion, Ill., and Arthur Martinez of Clovis, N.M.; three sisters, Martha Brown of California, Dorothy Sedillo of Santa Fe, N.M., and Judy Mart of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, June 12, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Hoppenjans officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
JOHNSON, Bennie Brian
1979-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Bennie Brian Johnson, 27, of Woodsfield, Ohio, who passed away Monday, June 12 at his residence. Mr. Johnson was born May 3, 1979 in Floyd County, Ky., son of Bennie Johnson of Inez, Ky., and Doris Maynard Duimstra of Paintsville, Ky. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Johnson; his maternal grandparents, Floyd and Oma Maynard; and his step-father, Charles Duimstra. Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandmother, Irene Johnson of Inez; one sister, Melissa (Bobby Joe) Hinkle of Woodsfield; a step-mother, Brenda Johnson of Inez; two step-brothers, Douglas Duimstra of Phoeniz, Ariz., and Daniel J. Duimstra of Arcadia, Fla.; two half-sisters, Amber and Stephanie Johnson, both of Inez; and two step-sisters, Debra Duimstra of Stuart, Fla., and Dawn Drake of Lakeworth, Fla.  The service was officiated by Wayne Price, with burial in the Johnson Cemetery on Fitch Branch Road at Inez. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 21 2006

   
LITTLE, Bessie Lee (Johnson)
1906-2006
Bessie Lee Johnson Little, 99, of Eubank, died Wednesday at her daughter's home in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1906, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Mason and Rhoda Fitzpatrick Johnson. She was a housewife and member of Waynesburg Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of John E. Little. Survivors include a son, John Little Jr. of Monticello; four daughters, Betty Mullins of Franklin Furnace, Bobbie England of Stanford, Margaret Gibson of San Diego, Joyce McCoy of Brooks; 28 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and David Little; and a daughter, Margie Little Hogsed. Services were noon Sunday at Waynesburg Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Lake Side Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Saturday and Sunday at the church. Pulaski Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Danville, Ky. Published 13 Jun 2006

      
MAYNARD, Brian Scott
1982-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Brian Scott Maynard, 23, of Martha, Ky., who passed away Saturday, June 10 in Johnson County, Ky. Mr. Maynard was born Sept. 14, 1982 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Jeffrey Scott Maynard of Ashland, Ky., and Clara Mae Riley of Martha. He was employed by the Little Sandy Correctional Complex. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jessica Renee Clark Maynard; two daughters, Selena Marie and Tara Paige Maynard, both of Keaton, Ky.; one brother, Jeff Maynard of Inez, Ky.; and one step-brother, Mike Maynard of Hazard, Ky. The service will be officiated by Elder David Clark and Bro. James Litteral, with burial in the Riley Family Cemetery on Caines Creek Road at Blaine, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 14 2006

   
MCKENZIE, Betty (Witten)
1932-2006
Betty Witten McKenzie, 73, of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at her residence. Born Nov. 3, 1932, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Virginia Welch Witten. She was a homemaker and a volunteer worker with Boyd County Youth Service Center's Toys for Tots program. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James J. McKenzie, in 2000. Survivors include three daughters, Vickie Caniff and Teresa Meade, both of Catlettsburg and Jamie McKenzie Kersey of Ashland; two brothers, Harold "Pete" Witten and Chester "Bub" Witten, both of Sitka; two sisters, Jackie Arrowood of Thelma, and JoAnn Witten of Sitka; and seven grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Saturday, June 10, at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, with Robert "Bobbie" Jordan officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News

     
MERRELL, Jacqueline (Hackworth) (Merrell)
1960-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, June 12, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jacqueline “Jackie” Hackworth Merrell, 46, of Fairview, N.C., formerly of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 6 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Ashville, N.C. Mrs. Merrell was born Jan. 20, 1960 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Edna Hannah Hackworth of Paintsville, Ky., and the late Albert Hackworth. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Samuel Merrell; two sons, A.J. Hamilton of Paintsville, and LCPL David Kelly Pennington of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; two brothers, Gary Hackworth of Paintsville, and Larry Hackworth of Rockhouse, Ky.; two daughters, Dianna Brown of Warren, Mich., and Debra Blair of Paintsville; eight nieces; and nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Jeff Burchett, 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 Jun 16 2006

   
MONTGOMERY, Thurman E. "T.E."
1923-2006
Thurman E. "T.E." Montgomery, 82, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born July 24, 1923, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Menifee and Reenie Rigsby Montgomery. He was an auctioneer and in livestock sales, a member of United Baptist Church, and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Faye Montgomery; and several siblings. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Preston Montgomery, three sons, Ben Montgomery and James Montgomery, both of Oil Springs, and Kenneth Montgomery of Ivel; a sister, Florie Lyons of Paintsville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, June 21, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler, Jr. officiating Burial will be in Head of Coon Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.22 2006

   
MUSGRAVE, Rachel Ellen (Meddings)
1934-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 11 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church in Ashland, Ky., for Rachel Ellen Meddings Musgrave, 72, of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 20 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mrs. Musgrave was born Feb. 8, 1934 in Van Lear, Ky., daughter of the late William Otto and Gladys Stanley Meddings. She was a retired nurse at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by one son, William Douglas Leffler, and one brother, James Douglas Meddings. Surviving are one son, Charles David (Linda) Leffler of Ashland; one brother, William David Meddings of Kevil, Ky.; and two grandsons, two nephews, and one niece. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Ed Caudill, with burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Steen Funeral Homes of Ashland. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 23 2006

   
OSBORNE, Robert C.
1937-2006
Robert C. Osborne, 68, of Sitka, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Hazard Nursing Home, Hazard. Born July 17, 1937, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a son of the late Harold and Stella Burke Osborne. He was a retired state highway worker. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Kay Vanhoose Osborne of Sitka; a step-son, Scotty Allen Burchett of Blaine; a daughter, Marissa Jo McCarty of Paintsville; a step-daughter, Lisa Burchett of Sitka; two brothers, Jimmy Osborne and Thomas Osborne, both of Wabash, Tenn.; three sisters, Barbara Taylor and Donna Lemaster, both of Wabash, and Iva Joy Miller of Springfield, Ohio; one grandson; and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
PATRICK, Eliza G.
1918-2006
Eliza G. Patrick, 87, of Salyersville, died Friday, June 16, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 20, 1918, in Hendricks, she was a daughter of the late Hamilton and Mousia Owens Patrick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Patrick, three sons, Garry Patrick, Leon Patrick, and Anthony Patrick; a sister, Lena Arnett; and four brothers, Frank Patrick, Joseph Patrick, Marvin Patrick, and Jimmy Patrick. Survivors include a son, Jerry Patrick of Salyersville; two daughters, JoAnne Gullett of Salyersville, and Janet Crace of Springboro, Ohio; a brother, Smith "Bub" Patrick of Salyersville; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 18, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Revs. Matthew Gullion and Justin Williams officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PRESTON, Gladys (Burke)
1913-2006
Gladys Burke Preston, 93, of Lexington, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Lexington Country Place, Lexington. Born May 28, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Jeff and Nancy Ann Horne Burke. She was a school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Preston. Survivors include a son, Michael Patrick of Frankfort; five sisters, Sharon Patrick Nighbert of Lexington, Carol Race of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Donna Meade of Naples, Fla., Shirley Burns of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Phyllis Blanton of Toledo, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
RAMEY, James I.
1928-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James I. Ramey, 77, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 6 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Ky. Mr. Ramey was born June 11, 1928 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Rev. Russell and Virgie McKenzie Ramey. He was a carpenter, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Ramey II, and three brothers, Johnny, Russell Jr., and Melvin Ramey. Surviving are one daughter, Jamie Curtis of Flat Gap, Ky.; one brother, David Ramey of Flat Gap; two sisters, Mary Slone of Salyersville and Hazel Hartge of Shelby, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Stacy, Kristen and Cindy Curtis. The service was officiated by Toby Wheeler, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky., and a military graveside service provided by the Big Sandy DAV Chapter 18, Auxier. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 28 2006

   
RATLIFF, Robert "Bob"
1934-2006
Robert "Bob" Ratliff, 72, of Ypsilanti, Mich., died Thursday, June 22, 2006 at his residence. Born Jan. 20, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Ad and Okie Pack Ratliff. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Ratliff, and Jimmy Ratliff. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice May Ratliff of Ypsilanti; two step-sons, Ronnie Cantrell of Prestonsburg, and Paul Eddie May of Traverse City, Mich.; three daughters, Bobbi Brunty of Jackson, Mich., Venessa Martin of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Bonita Cole of Ypsilanti; four step-daughters, Delores Priode of Wittensville, Tammy Cole of Ypsilanti, Cathy Green of Thelma, and Amie May of Royal Oak, Mich.; seven brothers, Tommy Ratliff, Raymond Ratliff, Steve Ratliff, and David Ratliff, all of Paintsville, Clyde Ratliff of Lawrence County, Charlie Ratliff of Tutor Key, Harvey Ratliff of Brighton, Mich.; three sisters, Virginia Rizzo of Paintsville, Linda Hackworth of Bowling Green, and Margaret Blanton of Volga; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
REDMON, Kameron Rushell
2006-2006
Kameron Rushell Redmon was stillborn Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He was a son of Jason and Heather Cole Redmon of Martin. Additional survivors include twin brothers Connon Landon and Brandon Redmon of Martin; paternal grandparents, Bradley and Nola Hamilton Redmon of Flemingsburg; maternal grandparents, Elbert Cole of Martin and Virginia Slone Cole of McDowell. Funeral services were Saturday, June 17, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with burial following in Martin, Cemetery, Martin, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
RICE, Phillip Jr.
1981-2006
Phillip Rice Jr., 25, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, June 15,2006 at his residence. Born Jan. 25, 1981, in Floyd County, he was a son of Phillip Rice Sr. and Susie Hill. He was employed with Stanley Steamer. Additional survivors include two brothers, Eric Rice and Devin Rice, both of Oil Springs; and two sisters, Makenzie Rice and Savannah Kelsey, both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 21, at Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Aaron Davis officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News

    
ROWLAND, Robert Lee
1941-2006
Robert Lee Rowland, 65, of Paintsville, Ky., passed away Saturday, June 10 at Salyersville Health Care in Salyersville, Ky. Mr. Rowland was born April 17, 1941 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Hubert and Goldie Fitch Rowland. Surviving are one son, Jerry Rowland of Milton, Ohio; one daughter, Sherry Gene Rowland of Ashland, Ky.; three brothers, John Lemaster of Paintsville, Larry Lemaster of Nicholasville, Ky., and David Lemaster of Martin, Ky.; one sister, Angie Keel of Paintsville; and several grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 14 2006

   
SPEARS, Louise (Davis)
1939-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m. at the Childers Funeral Home in Meally, Ky., for Louise Davis Spears, 67, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 7 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Spears was born April 17, 1939 in Johnson County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Chester Spears.  Surviving are one son, Charles Russell Spears of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Geneva Wiley of Paintsville and Linda Wiggins of Staffordsville, Ky.; three brothers, James Kenneth and Randall Davis, both of Hager Hill, Ky., and Larry Douglas of Wittensville, Ky. The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Smith Family Cemetery at King Addition in Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 16 2006

   
VAUGHN, Rebecca ‘Jo’ Johnson Anderson
1915-2006
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 13, 1 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel for Rebecca “Jo” Johnson Anderson Vaughn, 90, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Thursday, June 8 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Vaughn was born Sept. 15, 1915 in Cannel City, Ky., daughter of the late William Sandford Johnson and Myrtle Alexander. She was a retired executive housekeeper, and a hospital volunteer. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Garland Vaughn, and second husband, Foster Anderson, and two daughters, Loretta Lee Hammond and Patricia Ann Bach. Surviving are one brother, Bill Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C.; and six great grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Travis Risner, with burial in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 09 2006

       
WALKER, Mary Hope
2006
WALKER, MARY HOPE, 84, of Louisville, passed away Friday, June 09, 2006 at Oaklawn Nursing Home. She was a native of Paintsville, KY., the former Mary Hope VanHoose, and a retired secretary for Jefferson County School System, having worked at Goldsmith, Bowen, and Hawthorne Elementary Schools. She was a charter member of Wildwood Country Club, Women's Fall Cities Golf Association and Southeast Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Earl Walker. She is survived by her son, James Earl Walker, Jr.; daughter, Kathleen Walker Samoska (George); sister, Josephine Howe; three grandchildren, Jason Walker, Caroline Samoska Wacker and Paul Samoska; one great-grandchild, James Matthew Wacker. Her funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at Highlands. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Southeast Christian Church or Hospice of Louisville. Published  06/10/2006. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WELLS, Margery (Preston)
1918-2006
Margery Preston Wells, 88, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 20, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Glance and Mary Ann Burchett Preston. She was a retired sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Wells; a son, Kenneth Ray Wells; a daughter, Patricia Ann Wells Castle; two brothers, Bradley Patrick Jr. and Carl Thomas Patrick; and two sisters, Maudie Grim and Virgie Grim. Survivors include a son, Vernon Wells of Lowmansville; two daughters, Bonnie Jean Wells Connelley of Wittensville, and Carolyn June Wells of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Clyde Patrick of Staffordsville, Henry Allen Patrick of Wittensville, and Jack Raymond of Paintsville; three sisters, Myrtle "Tee" Patrick Caudill of Nippa, Polly Patrick Wells of Marion, Ohio, and Opal Lee Preston Daniels of Grove City, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 2, at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Nippa, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be 3-10 p.m. today, Friday, June 30, from 3 - 10 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday, July 1, after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News

   
WRIGHT, Robert Edison
1937-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17 at the Potter Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Edison Wright, 68, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 14 at his residence. Mr. Wright was born Dec. 24, 1937 in Morgan County, Ky., son of the late Coy and Nervie Smith Wright. He was a retired construction foreman. He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Charlie Gullett and Everett Manley. Surviving are his wife, Judy Kay Wright of Flat Gap; three sons, Steve (Vicky) Wright of Cave City, Ky., Jeff (Angie) Wright of Pace, Fla., and Robert Allen (Martha) Wright of Knoxville, Tenn.; siblings, Ben S. and Oedith Wright, Clifford and Carol Wright, Leroy and Faye Wright, Kelly Wright, John and Jennifer Wright, Joyce and J.C. Wright, and Phyllis and Danny Price, all of West Liberty, Ky., Paul and Jean Wright of Arlington, Texas, and Kathlean Wright of Winchester, Ky. The service was officiated by the Revs. Tim Salyers, Danny Price and Francis Roman, with burial in the Manley Cemetery at West Liberty. Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home of West Liberty. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 21 2006

   
YOUNG, Lillie Mae "Lil" (Kestner)
1942-2006
Lillie Mae "Lil" Kestner Young, 64, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 19, 1942, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Alliene Kestner of Hager Hill, and the late Elzie Kestner. She was a retired cashier. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Abby Lynn Young. Additional survivors include her husband, Albert "Abb" Young of Tutor Key; a daughter, Jaime Susanne Welch of Whitehouse; seven brothers, Donald Kestner, Paul Kestner, Harry D. Kestner, Timothy J. Kestner, all of Hager Hill, Ronald Kestner of Meally, Elzie Kestner of Sitka, and Clifford Kestner of Keaton; three sisters, Sebrena Kestner, Beatrice "Susie" Warrix, both of Hager Hill, and Christine Bowens of Pikeville; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Conley and Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.07 2006



JULY - 2006

BACK, June (Gilliam)
1927-2006
June Back, Age 79, of Middletown, Ohio passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006 at St. Francis Home in Tiffin, Ohio. She was born May 2, 1927 in Van Lear, Kentucky to H.G. and Lula (Underwood) Gilliam. June was the owner and operator of Back's Produce in West Middletown. She was a member of the Former Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin, Ohio. June was preceded in death by her husband, Aldean Back in 1997; parents; brother, Jessie Gilliam; half-brothers, Robert Brandenburg, Willard and Howard Gilliam; half-sisters, Lillie Cook, Goldie Weirs and Mary Ollie Stabler. She is survived by her son, James (Judy) Back of Bloomville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kira Back, Casey Back and Katie Back all of Bloomville, Ohio; brother, Roy Gilliam of Middletown, Ohio; sister, Helen Hiemstra of Kalamazoo, Michigan; nieces, Debbie Fitzgerald of Oxford, Ohio, Madonna Kroll of Monroe, Ohio and Lorrie Kehoe of Kalamazoo, Michigan; nephews, David Hiemstra and Pat Hiemstra both of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Visitation will be Monday, July 31, 2006 from noon until time of services at 2:00 p.m. at Baker- Stevens Funeral Home with Mr. Mark Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Bridges Community Academy, 190 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883. Baker-Stevens Funeral Home is serving the family. Middletown Ohio- 7/29/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BAYES, William Sherman
1927-2006
William Sherman Bayes, 78, of Paintsville, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born Oct. 24, 1927, he was a son of the late Sam and Edna Collins Bayes. He was a secondary education school teacher. Survivors include his wife, Wilma June Conley Bayes of Paintsville; two brothers, Carl Bayes and Charles Bayes, both of Forest, Ohio; and a sister, Thelma Ruth Lester of Denver. Funeral services were Monday, July 17, at Oil Springs United Methodist Church, Oil Springs, with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oil Springs United Methodist Church by calling Paintsville Funeral Home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.19 2006

     
BINGHAM, Charles Landon
1938-2006
Charles Landon Bingham, 68, of Williamsport, died Monday, July 3, 2006 at his residence. Born Jan. 2, 1938, in Pike County, he was a son of the late James H. and Ocie Powell Bingham. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Hull Bingham of Williamsport; four sons, Clinton A. Hull of Caledonia, Ohio, Bruce Bingham of Marengo, Ohio, Robert Bingham of LaPaz, Ind., and Howard James Bingham of Williamsport; two daughters, Barbara Rutherford of Waldo, Ohio, and Tammy Ulsh of Caledonia; a sister, Eloise Cochran of North Carolina; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, July 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Wayne Field and Ed Stepp officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.07 2006

  
BIRD, Jesse L.
1918-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, July 3, 3 p.m. at the Lakes Funeral Home in Berea, Ky., for Jesse L. Bird, 88, of Richmond, Ky., who passed away Friday, June 30. Mr. Bird was the son of the late Ben and Ethel C. Bird. He was a native of West Virginia, Paintsville and Berea, and a member of the Berea United Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Bird, and siblings Mary Johnson, Etta Oxley, Clarise Johnson and Fred Bird. Surviving are three daughters, Rebecca (Chuck) Conley of Berea, Judy (Don) Calitri of Richmond, and Maggie (Wayne) Tucker of Talyor Mill, Ky.; two brothers, Isaiah and Ephraim Bird; one sister, Neppa Vermatt; and seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Burial was in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Lakes Funeral Home of Berea. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul 07 2006

    
BLAIR, Ellis
1945-2006
Ellis Blair, age 61, went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2006, at Community Hospital. Ellis was born on March 26, 1945, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Lonnie and Doris Blair. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Wanda (Reed) Blair, two sons, William and James; one daughter, Amanda; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Connie) Blair of Springfield, Danny of Georgetown, KY; and one sister-in-law, Delores Blair. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bill, James, Otto and Scottie. He was cherished by his nieces and nephews and special friends, Roger (Linda) Wells and Jim (Gloria) Finch. He was loved by everyone and will be sadly missed. Visitation will be in the JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, North Limestone Street, on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, from 5-8 p.m., with services there on July 27, 2006, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Long officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.

   
BLANTON, Harold F.
1946-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 1 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home of La Rue, Ohio, for Harold F. Blanton, 59, of Richwood, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, July 18. Mr. Blanton was born Dec. 7, 1946 at Volga, Ky., son of Betty Segraves Blanton and the late George Blanton Jr. He was a graduate of Flat Gap High School, and a retired machinist at Ranco in Delaware, Ohio. Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Jan Wright of Centerburg, Ohio and April (Michael) Yates of Richwood; special aunt, Doris (Myron) Franklin of Sunbury, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Triston Wright and Cody Yates. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Robbie Schmelzer, with burial in the Claibourne Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Stofcheck Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.21 2006

    
BLANTON, Jerry
2006
Jerry Blanton, 45, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. He was a son of Wilma Blanton and the late Claude Blanton Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Blanton. Additional survivors include three brothers, Charles Blanton of River, Lenzie Blanton and Sedrick Blanton, both of Oil Springs; and two sisters, Peggy Webb of Oil Springs, and Joyce Fairchild of Wittensville. Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
BOATRIGHT, Charles Edward
1947-2006
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Austin, Ind. for Charles Edward Boatright, 59, of Austin, formerly of Ashland, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 18 2006 at Swiss Villa in Vevay, Ind. Mr. Boatright was born June 16, 1947 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Boyd and Doris Stewart Boatright. He was a former employee of Sears and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are two brothers, Ronald Boatright of Florida and Phillip Boatright of Pennsylvania. Arrangements under the direction of the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.26 2006

      
BOGGS, Daniel Dexter
1946-2006
Died: Friday, July 07, 2006 Age: 59 JOHNSON COUNTY — Daniel Dexter Boggs, 59, of East Point, died Friday, July 7, 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Dec. 20, 1946, in East Point, he was a son of the late Edgar and Lou Ella Music Boggs. He was a coal mining supervisor with CAM, a member of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church and a member of East Point Masonic Lodge, a U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran, with achievement of Expert (Machine Gun), Marksman (Rifle), National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Marksman (M-16 Rifle), Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Williams. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ashley Boggs Capper of Clemson, S.C.; two step-children, Leann George and Kevin Dotson, both of Prestonsburg; a brother, Ed Boggs of East Point; three sisters, Wanda Webb of East Point, Phyllis Dingus of Martin, and Elaine Short of Paintsville; and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 10, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CARRICO, Deborah Lynn (Huneycutt)
1952-2006
Graveside services were held Friday, July 14, 11 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, Ohio, for Deborah Lynn Carrico, 53, of Richmond Hill, Ga., formerly of Proctorville, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, July 9 at her residence. Mrs. Carrico was the daughter of the late Everett and Audrey Phelps Huneycutt, and the granddaughter of Kent and Edna Phelps of Van Lear, Ky. She was employed as an administrative assistant with the City of Savannah Recorders Court for the last 16 years. She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Earl Carrico. Surviving are her husband, Ronald Carrico; two brothers, Larry (Jeanie) Huneycutt of Columbus, Ohio and Gary E. Huneycutt of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Denise Trippy of Columbus and Regenia (David) Kidd of Proctorville, Ohio; her step-mother, Betty Huneycutt of Proctorville; her mother-in-law, Ruth Carrico; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Courtesy of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.19 2006

     
CONLEY, Lorraine (Perry)
1929-2006
Funeral services were held Friday, June 23, 2 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel, in Wabash, Ind., for Lorraine Conley, 77, of Wabash, who passed away Tuesday, June 20 at Americare Living Center in Wabash. Mrs. Conley was born March 23, 1929 in Auxier, Ky., daughter of the late William Jefferson and Martha Jane Ward Perry. She was retired from General Tire in Wabash. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billie Eugene Conley. Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Tammy) and Terry (Trisha) Conley, both of Wabash; one daughter, Sherri (Marshal) Blair of Wabash; three brothers, Douglas (Doreena) Perry of Dayton, Ohio, William (Gay) Perry of Columbus, Ohio, and Franklin (Cathy) Perry of Cardington, Ohio; four sisters, Jessie Pack and Darlene (Charles) Perry, both of Dayton, Demple Watkins of West Van Lear, Ky., and Bonnie (John) Jurich of Englewood, Ohio; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Bill Bolen, with burial in the Center Grove Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home of Wabash, Ind. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.12 2006

   
CONVILLE, Marilyn (Burchett)
1942-2006
Marilyn Conville, 64, of Quitman, La., died Wednesday, July 12, 2006 in Ruston, La. Born June 14, 1942, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Marion and Pearl Stambaugh Burchett. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Conville of North Hodge, La.; a daughter, Robin Mitchell of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Louisa Adamaitis of Miramar, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 17, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CURNUTTE, David C.
1928-2006
David C. Curnutte, 78, of Louisa, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Jan. 22, 1928, in Mattie, he was a son of the late Alvia and Dovie Castle Curnutte. He was a retired mechanic with Columbus Southern Electric, a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Mary Baldwin Curnutte of Louisa; three sisters, Jennie Daniels of Elwood, Ind., Ruth Watson and Fay Shama, both of Columbus, Ohio; and a brother, Robert Ray Curnutte of Russell. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 11, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Terry Conley and Quinten Lester officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.12 2006

   
EVANS, Allene (Jackson)
1942-2006
Allene Evans, 64, of South Vienna, Ohio, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at her residence. Born March 11, 1942, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of Russell and Sunie Fannin Johnson. She was a former waitress at Northwood Hills Country Club and a produce clerk at Meijers for 17 years. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Willa Mae Farley. Survivors include her husband, Raymond E. Evans of South Vienna; two daughters, Carolene Skinner, and Cathlene Houchins, both of Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Raymond E. "Chip" Evans III, and Scott Evans, both of South Vienna; two brothers, Clarence Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Don R. Johnson of Kentucky; four sisters, Fay Mollett of Kentucky, Lula Adkins of Beavercreek, Ohio, Charlene McAllister of Springfield, and Vaughndean Marcia of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, July 31, at Conroy Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial was in Van Hoose Cemetery, Chesnut, under direction of Conroy Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.02 2006

    
FRAZIER, Jack
1926-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jack Frazier, 80, of Stambaugh, Ky., who passed away Sunday, July 23 at his residence. Mr. Frazier was born Feb. 8, 1926 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Josephine Gray Frazier. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a TV repairman. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Russell Frazier, and one sister, Ruby Baker. Surviving are his wife, Daisy McCoy Frazier of Stambaugh; three sons, Jack Frazier Jr. of Winchester, Ky., James Russell and Paul Derrick Frazier, both of Nippa, Ky.; one daughter, Trina Nafe of Bellevue, Ohio; one step-son, Donald Burkhalter of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Nancy Lowder of Winchester, and Emogene Lance of Cape Coral, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Roger VanHoose, with burial in the Jones Cemetery in Allen, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.26 2006

    
FULTON, Charlotte Ann (Hall)
1960-2006
Charlotte Ann Fulton, 46, of West Van Lear, died Saturday, July 8, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Feb.7, 1960, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Janet Hall of Paintsville. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Danny Fulton of West Van Lear; a daughter, Amanda Sue VanHoose of Thealka; three brothers, Sammie Kimbler of Staffordsville, Mike Kimbler and Ellis Setser, both of Paintsville; two sisters, Beulah Blair of Urbana, Ohio, and Kimberly Kiger of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Paul Salyer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for funeral expenses by contacting Jones- Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501. Big Sandy News

  
GRIM, Paul Cecil
1913-2006
Paul Cecil Grim, 92, of Flat Gap, died Monday, July 17, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 6, 1913, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Alonzo Lawn and Lilia Susan Daniel Grim. He was a farmer/carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Marie Dague Grim; three sons, Carl Grim, Darley Grim, and Danny Grim; a daughter, Marion Armstrong; two brothers, George Belcher, and Emory Cox; a sister, Eulah Damron; and three grandchildren. Survivors include three sons, Joe Grim of Washington, Penn., Doris Grim and Darvin Grim, both of Flat Gap; four daughters, Lelia Pauline Green of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Linda Wells and Lila Beavers, both of Flat Gap, and Lexie Fuson of Lexington; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Grim Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Friday, July 21, from 5 - 10 p.m. and until time of services Saturday, July 22, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.21 2006

    
HALL, Ira
1933-2006
Ira Hall passed away after an extended illness on July 21, 2006 at the age of 73 years. Mr. Hall was born February 7, 1933 in Offutt (Johnson County), Kentucky, but was a longtime resident of central Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Jean (Organ) Hall; his three children, Constance Jean Fox (Donald Fox) of Columbus, Ohio, Melody Ann Congrove (Ed Congrove) of Delaware, Ohio, and Ira Lee Hall (Cynthia Hall) of Lewis Center, Ohio. Surviving siblings are Ted Hall, Henry Hall, Troy Hall, Dora Hackworth, and Kathryn Gullett. He had eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Grace (Howard) Hall, four sisters Christine McComis, Sarah Arnett, Anne Hall, Beatrice Hall, and two brothers Hager Hall and Billy Hall. Mr. Hall was retired from Jaeger Machine Shop in Columbus, Ohio. An avid reader, Mr. Hall also enjoyed horseback riding and wood working. He was a member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge F&AM #18, Eagles #376, and Moose Lodge, all of Delaware, and attended the Lewis Center Freewill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 23rd from 5–8 p.m. at the RODMAN NEEPER FUNERAL HOME, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, where Masonic lodge services will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral service will held at the funeral home on Monday, July 24th, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Tony Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Lewis Center Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1329 Church Street, Lewis Center, Oh. 43035. Columbus Ohio 7/22/2006.

    
JAMES, Preshie Laverne (Johnson)
1944-2006
Preshie "Rustie" Laverne James, 61, of Lost Creek, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Medical Center. Born Dec. 17, 1944, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Jenny Johnson James. She was a Vietnam veteran. She was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip James. Survivors include one sister, Janis Bennett of Clarksburg, W.Va.; three brothers, Parker James of North Carolina, Doug James of Minnesota, and David James of Louisiana. Burial was July 14 at Brick Church Cemetery, Lost Creek, with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post No. 166, VFW Post No. 1976, Central W.Va. Order of the Purple Heart No. 697, American Legion Post No. 4 and DAV Chapter No. 7, under direction of Morris Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
LEMASTER, David Alan Jr.
1980-2006
David Alan Lemaster Jr., 26, of Thelma, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at his residence. Born Jan. 20, 1980, in Lawrence County, he was a son of Patricia Blanton Lemaster of Thelma and the late David Alan Lemaster Sr. Additional survivors include a sister, Davina Lemaster of Williamsport. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harry N. Frisby officiating. Burial was in Blanton Family Cemetery, River, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
LUDWICK, Genevieve (Johnson)
1917-2006
Genevieve J. Ludwick, 88, Hillsboro died Thursday morning, July 13, 2006 at the Highland District Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1917 in Red Bush, Johnson Co., Ky., the daughter of the late Charles J. and Clara M. (Coldiron) Johnson.  Mrs. Ludwick was a member of the Highland United Methodist Church and the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church. She was a lady devoted to her family and friends, committed to the service of others, serving as a volunteer for the Highland County Board of Elections, the Highland County Fair Board, the Highland County 4-H Club, the Highland District Hospital and the United Methodist Women. She was a 1935 graduate of Lynchburg High School. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Glenn A. Ludwick, one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sandy Ludwick of Amanda, Ohio, daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and her late husband Tom Smith of Hillsboro, Kay and Jim Cook of West Union and Jill and Ted Downing of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Vicki) Ludwick, Greg (Rhonda) Ludwick, Scott T. (Leesa) Smith, Kristin Elsass, Chayah (Jon) Krimmer, Jimmy (Laura) Engelhardt, Jason (Julie) Cook, Shannon (Margaret) Cook, Chad (Trisha) Downing and Beth (Ray) Applegate; 15 great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren, four brothers, Oswald (Betty) Johnson of Hillsboro, Bill (Roberta) Johnson of Dayton, James (Nancy) Johnson of Prestonburg, Ky., Roger (Carol) Johnson of Newton, Mass., two sisters, Kathryn Bandura of Dayton, Frances (Lester) Hinshaw of Glouster, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Charles Johnson and one sister, Carolyn Graham. Services were held 10 a.m. Monday, July 17 at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 97, Highland, Ohio.  45132 . Highland Co., OH

  
MCKENZIE, Elizabeth Ann (Morgan)
1951-2006
Elizabeth Ann Morgan McKenzie, 55, of Mt. Sterling, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at her residence. Born Jan. 25, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Mallie Slone Morgan. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Charles Anthony McKenzie of Mt. Sterling; a daughter, Tanya Renee Schwab of Opelika, Ala.; three brothers, Carlos Morgan of Whitesburg, Charles Ray Morgan of Paintsville, and Duane Morgan of Mt. Sterling; a sister, Jean May of Mt. Sterling; and one grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Martin McIntosh, Chris Colley, and Emil Allen officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.02 2006

    
MEADE, Christine (Bailey)
1918-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, July 21, 2006, 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church in Wabash, Ind., for Christine Meade, 88, of Wabash, who passed away Tuesday, July 18 2006 at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash. Mrs. Meade was born June 22, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late William and Kate Puckett Bailey. She was retired from United Technologies of North Manchester, Ind., and a member of Grace Fellowship Church. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ed Hampton, and second husband, Earl Meade; and two brothers and five sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara (Joe) Preston of Wabash; two sisters, Emogene Mahan and Irene Hampton, both of Wabash; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Tim Prater and Bill Bowling, with burial in the Falls Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.21 2006

    
MEECE, Dr. Fred Edwin
1942-2006
Dr. Fred Edwin Meece, 64, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, July 22, 2006. Born March 17, 1942, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Fred and Ortha Lee Holbrook Meece. He was a dentist, who practiced for 37 years in Prestonsburg, past- president of the Kentucky Dental Association, a Fellow of the College of International Dentists, a Fellow of American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a past member of the executive board of the Kentucky Dental Association, a member of Panky Institute Study Club, a member of the advisory board for dental hygiene at Prestonsburg Community College, assistant professor of dentistry at U.K., a member of Masonic Lodge No. 273, a member of Oleika Shrine Temple, a member of Floyd County Chamber of Commerce, a member of First United Methodist Church, and a retired colonel of the U. S. Army Reserves. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Frederick Meece. Survivors include his wife, Shyla Lee Deal Meece of Prestonsburg; a son, Michael Meece of Bowling Green; two daughters, Wendy Simpson of Cordona, Tenn., and Cara Jane Meece of Burnell, Fla.; a sister, Jenny Bottoms of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Interment will be at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 26, from 4 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to First United Methodist Church Life Center, 256 S. Arnold Ave., Prestonsburg, KY 41653; KY Dental Association Foundation Fund, 1920 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223; or the Gideon International, P.O. Box 1444, Prestonsburg, KY 41653. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.26 2006

   
MEEK, Laura Louise (Roberts)
1927-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, July 24, 1 p.m. at the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church for Laura Louise Meek, 79, of Whitehouse, Ky., who passed away Saturday, July 22 at her residence. Mrs. Meek was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Norman and Goldie Neeley Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albridge Meek. Surviving are one son, David Meek of Whitehouse; three daughters, Linda Blair of Hager Hill, Ky., Kay Welch of Whitehouse, and Gail Grim of Nippa, Ky.; two brothers, James and Jack Bowling, both of Flatwoods, Ky.; two sisters, Bonnie Russell and Shirley Kelly, both of Fairfield, Ohio; and eight grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Richard Davis and Isaac Rowland, with burial in the Meek Family Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 26, 2006

   
MINIX, R.V.
1928-2006
R. V. Minix, 77, of Salyersville, died Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 5, 1928, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Jim and Mae Lovely Minix. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Carver United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Julius Minix, Mitchell Minix, Austin Minix, Bryce Minix, and A. C. Minix; and two sisters, Vergie Handcock, and Marie Sizemore. Survivors include his wife, Melova Minix of Salyersville; six sons, Gary Minix of Pikeville, Greg Minix, Hetsel Minix, Larry Minix, Alvin Minix, and Manuel Minix, all of Salyersville; a daughter, Henrietta Watkins of Salyersville; three brothers, Landin Minix and Wardie Minix, both of Indiana, and Billie Joe Minix of Salyersville; three sisters, Julefine Manns and Carlie Bradie, both of Indiana, and Merline Bowlin of Salyersville; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, at Carver United Methodist Church with Simon Porter and Larry Williams officiating. Burial was in Warnie Bailey Cemetery, Carver, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News

   
MOLLETT, Billy Eugene
1939-2006
Billy Eugene Mollett, 66, of Tomahawk, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 26, 1939, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Ked and Addie Dixon Mollett. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Bobbie Ruth Mollett. Survivors include two sons, Billy Mollett of Grove City, Ohio and Bruce Mollett of Tomahawk; three daughters, Pam Norman of Elkhorn City, Connie Barton of Statesville, N.C., and Sherry Wallen of Inez; six brothers, Ronnie, Ked Jr., Elmo, and Stanley Mollett, all of Tomahawk, Freddy Mollett of Boons Camp, and Edgar Mollett of Blaine; three sisters, Jenny Spence of Tomahawk, Florie Hodge and Polly Pluger, both of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 29, at Phillip Cove Church, Tomahawk, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Mollett Family Cemetery, Tomahawk, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
MOLLETT, Helen Jean (Maddox)
1941-2006
Age: 65
SCOTT COUNTY — Helen Jean Mollette, 65, of Georgetown, died Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Hospice Care Center, Lexington. Born Jan. 18, 1941, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late William Yeager and Irene Scarberry Maddox. She was a custodian with the state of Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Mollette, in 2004. Survivors include three sons, Terry Maddox of Knoxville, Tenn., Matt Maddox of Columbus, Ohio, and Mike Maddox of Georgetown; a daughter, Patty English of Ohio; three brothers, Bill Maddox, Matt Maddox, and Mike Maddox, all of Rio Grande, Ohio; a sister, Norma Deritta of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Gene Mollette Cemetery, Boonscamp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.02 2006

    
MOORE, James Edward
1919-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m. at the Cando Free Will Baptist Church for James Edward Moore, 86, of Mattie, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, July 26 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Moore was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Zachariah Taylor and Mary Lee Moore. He was retired from Federal Glass, and was a WWII veteran. Surviving are his wife, Pauline B. Moore; three daughters, Lois Thompson of Louisa, Ky., Nancy Thompson of Falmouth, Ky., and Carolyn Caprara of Fisherville, Ky.; three sons, John Homer Thompson of Paintsville, Ky., and Harry Jr. and James Paul Thompson, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Conley Swafford and Lenny Wheeler, with burial in the Hayes Cemetery at Mattie. Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.28 2006

    
MOORE, Johnny C.
1913-2006
Johnny C. Moore, 92, of Beauty, died Friday, July 7, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Martin County, he was a son of the late George Moore and Sadie Runyon. Survivors include three sons, Claude (Bubby) Moore of Louisa, Ezra (Bob) Moore of Columbus, Ohio, and Terry Lee Moore of Crum, W.Va.; four daughters, Edna Spaulding Lyons of Beauty, Sadie Brewer of Kermit, W.Va., Ruby Polly of Columbus, and Connie Moore of Louisa; two sisters, Marie Jude of Pilgrim and Nellie Fields of Portsmouth, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 10, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez Chapel, with Paul Stepp officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
OBRIAN, Alma (Blevins)
1923-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church for Alma Blevins O’Brian, 82, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, July 20 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. O’Brian was born Oct. 15, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Lewis and Dona McKenzie Blevins. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Richard Lee O’Brian. Surviving are six sons, Wesley Lewis O’Brian of Paintsville, Nicky Leonard O’Brian of Sitka, Ky., Elbert O’Brian of Wittensville, Ky., Scottie Patrick O’Brian of Thealka, Ky., Jimmy Ray O’Brian of Tutor Key, Ky., and Ricky Harrison O’Brian of Lexington, Ky.; four daughters, Alma Mae Stambaugh and Sondra Kay Bowens, both of Staffordsville, Ky., Dona Sue Poe of Paintsville, and Bethal Gertrude Howell of Lowmansville, Ky.; two brothers, Lewis Blevins Jr. and Arville Blevins, both of Staffordsville; four sisters, Mary Justice of Indiana, Sola Stephens of Ohio, Alice Hale of Fairborn, Ohio, and Alka Fitch of Martin, Ky.; and 44 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. The service was officiated by the Rev. Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Jayne Cemetery on Persimmon Point at Staffords-ville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.28 2006

    
OBRYAN, James Michael
2006
James Michael O'Bryan, 56, of Nicholasville, died Sunday, July 16, 2006 at his residence. Born in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ervin and Opal May O'Bryan. He was former owner of O'Bryan Dairy Distributing and a member of Fish Trap United Baptist Church, where he served as an ordained deacon. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia Ann O'Bryan; and two sisters, Phyllis O'Bryan, and Brenda Lewis. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Staniford O'Bryan of Nicholasville; two sons, James Michael O'Bryan II of Sellersburg, Ind., and Patrick Kyle O'Bryan of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and five brothers, Kenneth O'Bryan, Robert O'Bryan, Roger O'Bryan, Randall O'Bryan, and Rick O'Bryan. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 19, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy Reed officiating. Burial will be in O'Bryan Family Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Blanton Dr., Staffordsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.19 2006

  
PACK, Herman
1916-2006
Herman Pack, 90, of North Manchester IN died Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 7:30PM at Americare Living Center in Wabash. He was born June 27, 1916 in Van Lear, Kentucky to Rennie and Angie (Webb) Pack. He married Madge Louise Young on February 13, 1937 in Louisa, Kentucky; she died December 27, 2000. He was a member of Bellvue Heights American Baptist Church in Sun City, Arizona, and the Masonic Lodge in Van Lear, Kentucky. He was retired from Kelloggs of Evanston, Illinois as a Sales Manager after 30 years. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he served with the Seebee's. He came to Wabash County in June of 1999 from Sun City, Arizona where he had lived 24 years. He is survived by Daughter, Judy (Richard) Satterthwaite of North Manchester, IN; Granddaughter, Barbara (Michael) Boese of Portage, IN; Grandson, Jim Borelli of Hartsville, TN; 5 Great-Grandchildren, Lance, Megan, and Jared Blatsioris, all of Portage, IN, and Kim and Michael Borelli, both of Hartsville, TN; Brother, Duncan (Helen) Pack, of Ohio; Sister, Dottie June (Buddy) Meade, of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Private funeral services will be held. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorial is Alzheimer's Association.

   
REED, Donald
1939-2006
Donald Reed, 67, of Salyersville, died Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 30, 1939, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Aronton and Bonnie Patrick Reed. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Henry Reed. Survivors include his wife, Eva Oney Reed of Salyersville; a son, Lynn Reed of Salyersville; two daughters, Laura Adkins of Salyersville, and Carol Bundy of Bell County; four brothers, Gordon Reed, Johnny Reed, and Mitchell Reed, all of Salyersville, and Pat Reed of Savanah, Ga.; five sisters, Georgia Statzer of Hamilton, Ohio, Beverly Hill and Betty Gay Allen, both of Lexington, Dottie Ward and Francis Allen, both of Salyersville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 18, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Lynzie Meade and Johnny Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, White Oak, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.19 2006

  
SPARKS, Emily Agnes (Preston)
1936-2006
Emily Agnes Age 70 went to be with the Lord, Saturday at the Livingston Care Center. Emily was born June 3, 1936, at Thealka, KY, a resident of Dayton for 50 years, a member of the Freewill Baptist Faith, NALC Local 182, life member of V.F.W. Post 5560 Aux,, and life time member of the White Water Historical Railroad. She was a faithful friend and will be sadly missed by all. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dora Preston; husband, William L. Sparks; daughter, Joyce Lynne; 2 sisters, Dixie Charles, Dorothy Castle; 2 brothers, Harvey and Mitchel Preston. Survived by sons, Lon Olen and Kenneth Michael Music; daughter Ruth Ann Perkins; grand daughters, Stacie and Sari Music; grandsons, Michael Lee and Chris Perkins, Kenneth Michael, Thomas Music and several loving great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and hundreds of friends. Funeral service 1:30 P.M. Thursday at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "North Dayton Chapel", 5040 Frederick Pk. at Needmore Rd. Pastors Corky O'Bryant and Wendell Combs officiating. Interment Polk Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12:30 P.M. Thursday until time of services at the George C. Martin Funeral Home. Dayton Ohio-7/25/2006.

    
STEPHENS, Ella Marie (Murphy)
1927-2006
Ella Mae Murphy Stevens, 78, of Salyersville, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at Salyersville Health Care Center. Born Aug. 15, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Myrtle Allen Patrick Murphy. She was a homemaker and a member of Prater Memorial Methodist church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Dale Stephens; two sons, Stanley Arnett and Jerry Arnett; and a grandson, Freddie Arnett. Survivors include two sons, Dale Stephens and David Stephens, both of Salyersville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 31, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Samuel Allen officiating. Burial was in Birch Patrick Cemetery, Bloomington, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
WARD, Estille
1938-2006
Estille Ward, 68, 293 N. Fisher St., died at 6:39 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, at Wabash County Hospital. He was born on March 21, 1938, in Paintsville, Ky., the son of John and Cordillia (Bridgman) Ward. He married Mary Schiebel on March 17, 1958. She preceded him in death on March 20, 1991. Surivors include a son, Timothy Ward, Wabash; four daughters, Deborah (Paul) Cox, Sugar Tree, Tenn., Elizabeth (J.R.) Reed, Wabash, Rosemary (Don) Skeens, North Manchester and Barbara Jo (John) Hall of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Daisy Daniels, Randal, Wash., Corda Mae Pack, Warsaw, and Nellea Mae (Russell) Smith, Wabash; two brothers, Elzie (Eulia) Ward, Lanore, W. Va., and Emanuel Ward, Wabash; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacy Skeens, in 1996; a great- granddaughter, Brittney Renfroe, in 2004, and two brothers. Mr. Ward retired from General Tire/BTR in Wabash after 35 years. He was a member of the Wabash Chapel Church of God. Funral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Manchester Avenue Chapel, on Wednesday, July 12, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ralph Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Wabash Plain Dealer Monday July 10, 2006 Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
WELLS, Sebert
1924-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20, 1 p.m. at the Gompf Funeral Home for Sebert Wells, 81, of Mount Gilead, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, July 16 at the Morrow County Hospital. Mr. Wells was born Nov. 1924 in Weeksbury, Ky., son of the late Brownlow and Goldie Butcher Wells. He was a 1942 graduate of Van Lear High School, and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Long, and two brothers, Brownlow Jr. and Woodridge Wells. Surviving are his wife, Polly M. Patrick Wells of Mount Gilead; one son-in-law, William E. Long of Cardington, Ohio; siblings, Aulden Wells, Sola Cole, Buford DeLong and Willadean Kovach, all of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jack and Darvin Wells, both of Wabash, Ind.; and two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Edward Colegrove, with burial in the Glendale Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements under the direction of the Gompf Funeral Service of Cardington. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.21 2006

    
WILLIAMS, Lucille (Weddington)
1920-2006
WILLIAMS, Lucille 85, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. She was born July 19, 1920 in Denver, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Lee and Dora (Blair) Weddington. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Engle and her husband, Fred; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Williams; granddaughters, Emily and Heather Engle, Sarah Ruppel-Lee and her husband, Stephen, Dawn Williams, Alys Rose and her husband, Joseph; great granddaughters, Kyla and Mirah Rose, and Leisel Rupperl-Lee; sister, Victoria Wilhelm; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Williams and her son, Gary Williams. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2006 at the TROSTEL- CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle. Burial will follow at New Carlisle Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 7/7/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



AUGUST - 2006

ARROWOOD, John H.
1923-2006
John H. Arrowood, 83, of Thelma, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born June 23, 1923, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a son of the late John H. and Mary Horton Arrowood. He was a truck driver with Ashland Oil and a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Witten Arrowood of Thelma; a son, Gerald K. Arrowood of Thelma; two daughters, Betty Price of Wittensville, and Sandra Arrowood of Thelma; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 2, at Paintsville Church of Christ with Kenneth Chambers officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BANKS, Charles "Chuck" Fredrick
1966-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles "Chuck" Fredrick Banks, 40, of Van Lear, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 at his residence. Born Feb. 14, 1966, in Johnson County, he was a son of William P. Banks and Shelbie Dean. He was a musician. Additional survivors include a son, Devland Banks of Staffordsville; a daughter, Emily Banks of Florida; a brother, Levi Banks of Morehead; and two sisters, Paula Webb of Morehead, and Jammie Mandola of Jeffersonville. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.16 2006

  
BLANTON, Trixie Ann (Brown)
1915-2006
Trixie Ann Blanton, 91, of Raleigh, N.C., peacefully passed away on August 4, 2006 with her family at her bedside. Mrs. Blanton was born on June 23, 1915 to the late Tom and Hettie Brown in Riceville, Ky. She was a loving wife and mother, and a very proud grandmother and great-grandmother. Proverbs 31:10-31 describes perfectly the way she lived her life. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Hurshel L. Blanton. Mrs. Blanton leaves to cherish her memory three daughters and one son and their spouses – Barbara and Herb Jacobsen of Ashland, Va.; Bill and Holly Blanton of Raleigh; Carol Romine of Louisville, Ky.; Margie and Charles Weaver of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren,;14 great- grandchildren; her sister, Vertrice Carroll of Paintsville, Ky.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blanton lived in Belle, W.Va., and was an active member of Farrar Memorial Baptist Church in Rand, W.Va., for over 40 years prior to moving to Raleigh in 1990. She loved her church and was especially passionate about her work with the church quilting circle. With her strong faith, Trixie touched the lives of so many through her positive attitude and loving spirit. She especially loved baking pies and rolls, making beautiful quilts, needlework, and cushions, and with great pride talking about her family. As she frequently said, “I have four wonderful children and wouldn’t take a million dollars for any of them.” Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. at Stevens and Grass Funeral Home. A service celebrating the life of Trixie will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden, W.Va. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 4301 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston, W.Va. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. If desired, flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary’s Street – 4th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Wake County, and the loving staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh, particularly Mary, Patricia, Lolita, Geraldina, Victoria, Rosa, Darlene, Michelle and Patty.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.09 2006

   
BOWLING, Clyde
1936-2006
Clyde Bowling, 69, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 2, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Clayton and Gracie Bowling. He was a tradesman, millwright, songwriter, and musician. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Sue Bowling. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Bowling of Paintsville; a son, David Wayne Bowling of Staffordsville; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Bowling of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three brothers, Clifford Bowling of Illinois, Carl Bowling of Kentucky, and Billy Gene Bowling of Indiana; three sisters, Thelma Fay Lowe and Ethel Mae Clifton, both of Indiana, and Lorraine Music of Michigan; four grandchildren; and three step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 31, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick and Dan Heaberlin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
BRACKETT, Olga Frances (Preston)
1933-2006
 Services were held in Mansfield, Ohio, for Olga Frances Brackett, 73, of Ulysses, Ky., who passed away June 17. Mrs. Brackett was born March 18, 1933, daughter of the late John Francis “Frank” and Olga Auxier Preston. Surviving are one daughter, Laura Frances Brackett Thrasher of Mansfield; one brother, John David Preston of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Mikell Ann Burchett of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three grandchildren. A public memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. at the U.S. 23 County Music Highway Museum in Paintsville. A burial service for family members will follow in the Borders Chapel Cemetery in Ulysses. Arrangements under the direction of the Herlihy-Tinsman Funeral Home of Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Border Chapel United Methodist Church, HC 88 Box 760, Tomahawk, KY 41262; Borders Chapel Cemetery, P.O. Box 808, Paintsville, KY 41240; Floyd County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund, 163 S. Cardinal Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653, or 1958 Living Memorial Fund of Floyd County. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.09 2006

   
CASTLE, Okie
1939-2006
Okie Castle, 67, of Ulysses, died Monday, Aug. 21, at his resdience. Born March 16, 1939, in Georges Creek, he was a son of the late Nard and Bula Childers Castle. He was a farmer and a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elta Borders Castle, in 1985. Survivors include a sister, Marie Music of Ulysses; and a brother, Joe Castle of Ulysses. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Vanhoose and Richard Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Nard Castle Cemetery, Ulysses, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church after 2 p.m. Big Sandy News

   
CONLEY, Zora Mae (Combs)
1916-2006 Zora Mae Conley, 90, of Paintsville, died Monday, Aug. 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 4, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Zora Rice Combs. She was a member of First Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Ray Conley, in 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Adams of Paintsville; a brother, Morris Combs of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Pansy Walters of Lowmansville and Joy Roach of Huntington, W.Va.; a grandson; and two great-grandsons. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.25 2006
  
Correction to Published Obit:
  Pansy Walters of Lowmansville should be Pansy Witten of Wittensville. 
                                                Submitted By:
Wanda Witten O'Bryan niece of Zora & Pansy Aug 30 2006.

    
DANIEL, Eldia E. (Grim)
1934-2006
Eldia E. Grim Daniel, 72, of Nippa, died Monday, Aug. 14, at Highland Support Care Unit, Prestonsburg. Born March 3, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Fronia Stambaugh Grim. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Daniel, in 1954. Survivors include a brother, Elva Grim of Paintsville; and two sisters, Elsie Williams and Elma Grim, both of Wittensville. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Isaac Grim Cemetery, Dogwood Fork, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
DAVIS, Floyd
1916-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — Floyd Davis, 90, of David, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 16, 1916, at Hippo, he was a son of the late Alamander "Alka" and Arena Hicks Davis. He was a retired coal miner and member of U.M.W.A., D.A.V. Chapter 128, Garrett, and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae Castle Davis; a son, Floyd Douglas Davis of David; a daughter, Judith Hamm of David; two sisters, Sarah Alice Reffett of Hueysville and Anna Shepherd of Willard, Ohio; four grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 11, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Larry Adams officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.11 2006

   
FARRIS, Lavaughn
1943-2006
Lavaughn Farris, 62, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 10, 1943, at Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Harlan and Corda Wages Farris. He was a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Kenneth, William, Wardie, Robert, Luke, and Hager Farris; and a sister, Norma Allen. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanie Porter of Salyersville; a brother, Harold Clay Farris of Wilmington, Ohio; a sister, Maurine Beals of Jamestown, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 26, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Esknovah Jackson officiating. Salyersville Chapter #15 D.A.V. conducted military rites. Burial was in Gil Williams Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
FRAZIER, Roger
1946-2006
Roger Frazier, 60, of Thealka, died Friday, Aug. 25, at his residence. Born July 23, 1946, at Wayne, W.Va., he was a son of the late Paul and Mabel Marie Tomblin Frazier. He was owner/operator of T.M.C. Printing. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Young Frazier of Thealka; two sons, John Frazier of West Liberty and Roger Alan Frazier of Gravette, Ark.; a daughter, Rosemary E. Shell of Thealka; three brothers, Gary Tomblin of Gulfport, Miss., William Paul Frazier of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lonnie Frazier of Sarasota, Fla.; and a grandson. Private graveside funeral services were Monday, Aug. 28, at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Big Sandy or Johnson County Adult Day Care by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501. Big Sandy News

   
GARRETT, Ruby Louise (Senters)
1924-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — Ruby Louise Garrett, 81, of Stanville, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born Aug. 29, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Carl L. and Ethel Miller Senters. She was a homemaker and member of The Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, Betsy Layne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Garrett; a son, Dennis Roger Garrett; a daughter, Linda Carol Coleman; four brothers, Curtis, William, Clyde and Grover Senters; and a grandson. Survivors include a daughter, Ethel Mae Hurt of Birmingham, Ala.; five brothers, Willis Senters of Loraine, Ohio, Bobby, Fred and Buddy Senters, all of Stanville, and Irvin Senters of Farmington, Mich.; three sisters, Norma Jean Letrounae of Linton, Mich., Clotine Fuller of Detroit, Mich., and Georgene Iricks of Marion, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Aug. 11, at The Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with Clergyman Tracy Patton officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News

   
GULLETT, Helen Joyce (Colvin)
1933-2006
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 3 p.m. at the McReynolds-Nave and Larson Chapel for Helen Joyce “Granny” Gullett, 73, of Clarksville, Tenn., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 19 at Gateway Medical Center. Mrs. Gullett was born Aug. 5, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Halleck and Madge Picklesimer Colvin. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God, where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years. Surviving are her husband, Don Gullett of Clarksville; one son, Mike (LeeAnne) Gullett of Palmyra; two daughters, Reida (Bethea) Vincent of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Renee (Russ) Thompson of Clarksville; one brother, James Colvin of West Union, Ohio; two sisters, Bonnie Preston of Fairborn, Ohio, and Jane Jones of Paintsville, Ky.; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons. The service was officiated by the Rev. Louie Montoya, with burial following in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home of Clarksville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.30 2006

  
HALL, Matthew James
1966-2006
Matthew James Hall, 39, of Lowmansville, formerly of Floyd County, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1966, at Martin, he was a son of Alva Nell Goble Hall of Lowmansville and the late Lee Hall. Additional survivors include his wife, Cindy Marie Farren Hall; three sons, Joseph Taylor, Jamie Lee and Jeremiah James Hall, all of Lowmansville; three daughters, Kayla Marie, Jennifer DeVonne and Lorita Ann Hall, all of Lowmansville; seven brothers, Curt, Sammy and Chet Hall, all of Clay City, Ernest Hall of Galveston, Willie Hall and Charles Clark, both of Keaton, and Richard Hall of New York; and five sisters, Rhonda Hall of Rochester, N.Y., Mary Sue Blevins of Tram, Diana Svacina of Martin, Ilena Kaye Moore of Keaton, and Rita Hall of Clay City. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Sept. 2, at Riverside Baptist Church, Tram, with clergyman Jerry Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.01 2006

  
HAMILTON, Willie G.
1960-2006
Willie G. Hamilton, 45, of Teaberry, died Monday, Aug. 21, at McDowell Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Born Sept. 19, 1960, at Pikeville, he was a son of Olivia Hall Hamilton of Teaberry and the late Bert Hamilton. He was disabled. Additional survivors include his wife, Brenda Mullins Hamilton; a brother, Reao Hamilton of Teaberry; and seven sisters, Clara Hamilton of Minnie, Loretta Wright of Martin, Jackie Hamilton of Teaberry, Mary Mullins and Norma Newsome, both of Price, Lorene Halbert of McDowell and Nora Mullins of Ivel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church of the New Salem Association, McDowell, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Newsome Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. BIg Sandy News

  
HAMPTON, William L.
1943-2006
William L. Hampton, 62, of Crossville, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 24. Born Aug. 28, 1943, at Staffordsville, he was a son of the late Bernard and Belva Tackett Hampton. He retired from General Motors in Dayton, Ohio, in 1994, and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Crossville. He was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Lee Hampton. Survivors include his wife, Tennessee Hinkle Hampton of Crossville; and a sister, Boneva Hampton Hurst of Anderson County. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 26, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Luther Fletcher and Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HOLT, Mason
1949-2006
Mason Holt, 57, of Martin, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 25, 1949, at Martin, he was a son of Ruth Lafferty Holt and the late Willie Holt. He was a disabled school bus driver for the Floyd County Board of Education, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, member of Garrett D.A.V. Chapter 128, member of Masonic Zebulon Lodge #273, Prestonsburg, member of Scottish Rites and member of Martin Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Janice Howell Holt; two sons, David W. Howell of Paintsville and Mark Howell of Pikeville; a brother, Willie E. "Pig" Holt of McDowell; a sister, Shirley Holt Burchett of Ashland; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 19, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Johnny Blair and Ted Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
ISOM, Beulah (Vanhoose)
1928-2006
Beulah Vanhoose Ison, 78, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Aug. 19, at her residence. Born Feb. 21, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Vern and Molly Steele Vanhoose. She was a Tri-Light Manfacturing supervisor. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Vanhoose. Survivors include two sons, Michael Ison of Wisconsin and Johnny Ison of Georgia; two daughters, Debra Salyer of Alabama and Linda Burton of Staffordsville; a brother, Charles Vanhoose; a sister, Eunice Mae Macantosh of Westerville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 22, at her residence on Pickle Fork, Staffordsville, with Robert McDavid officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
JOHNSON, Charles Elva
1925-2006
Charles Elva Johnson, 81, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born July 5, 1925, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Stonewall and Virgie Music Johnson. He was a plumber and a U. S. veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Billie Patrick Johnson, in 1990; a son, Sambo Griffith; and five brothers, Alvin Johnson, Morris Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Bill Johnson, and Norman Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Dewire of Paintsville and Vicki Stackonis of Sidney, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in Patrick Family Cemetery, Riceville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.01 2006

     
KESTNER, Nancy Carol
1949-2006
Nancy Carol Kestner, 56, of Sitka, died Thursday, Aug. 10, at her residence. Born Oct. 2, 1949, in Sitka, she was a daughter of the late Roger and Ola Rowland Kestner. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth R. Kestner and Delby A. "Hardtimes" Kestner. Survivors include five brothers, James A. Kestner of Paintsville, Paul F. Kestner of Linden, Tenn., Bobby G. Kestner of Flint, Mich., Roger Kestner of Sitka, and Larry T. Kestner of Falcon; six sisters, Mary May Kestner of Sitka, Joyce A. Dennison, Judy K. Eslinger, and Donna S. Ratliff, all of Boons Camp, Janette Kestner of Linden, and Janie Wiley of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 13, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Gary Blair, Edgil Stevens, and Delbert Music officiating. Burial was in Estep Family Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Childers Funeral Home, Meally. Big Sandy News

    
MELVIN, Charles T.
1923-2006
Charles T. Melvin, 82, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Aug. 27, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 13, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Roy and Stella Robinson Melvin. He was the former owner of IGA. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Walter Melvin; and a sister, Patsy Knight. Survivors include his wife, Opal Williams Melvin of Paintsville; a son, Chuck (Anna) Melvin of Paintsville; a daughter, Kim (Mike) Lauffer of Paintsville; two brothers, Leroy Melvin of Owensboro, and Powell Melvin of Paintsville; a sister, Shirley Short of Paintsville; six grandchildren, Seth, Will, and Clara Lauffer, Emily Mooring, and Ty and Mickey Melvin; and two great-grandchildren, Gracie and Max Mooring. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 30, at First United Methodist Church, Paints-ville, with Gene Strange and Don Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Big Sandy News

    
PHIPPS, Jessica Rose (Allen)
1983-2006
Age: 23
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Jessica Rose Allen Phipps, 23, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 16, 1983, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of John and Maudie Tackett Allen. She was a student. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Myrtle Ellen Wisecup; and paternal grandfather, Hatton Orbin Allen. Additional survivors in-clude a daughter, Jasmine Ann Phipps of Salyersville; paternal grandmother, Dorthy Jean Allen; five brothers, J.R. Allen, Joe Allen, Jamie Allen and Jeremy May, all of Salyersville, and Jeff Allen of Paintsville; a sister, Jennifer Rowe of Salyersville, and ex-husband, Erik Phipps. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Mike Smith, Johnny Hamilton, and Tim Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Allen Family Cemetery, Board Tree, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Visitation will be all day Friday, Aug. 4, and until time of services Saturday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.09 2006

  
PORTER, Gregory "Greg"
1971-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Gregory "Greg" Frank Porter, 35, of Salyersville, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at his residence. Born Jan. 15, 1971, in Johnson County, he was a son of Danny and Barbara White Porter. Additional survivors include a son, Gregory Porter of Salyersville; four daughters, Brittany Porter, Ashley Porter, Maggie Porter, and Hillary Porter, all of Salyersville; a brother, Daniel Porter of Salyersville; and two sisters, Jennifer Jordan of Salyersville, and Amanda Porter of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 10, at Royalton United Baptist Church with Simon Porter and Henry Clemons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Lakeville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.11 2006

    
RATLIFF, John David
1972-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — John David Ratliff, 34, of Weaverville, Calif., formerly of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 10 2006. Born May 20, 1972, in Floyd County, he was a son of Johnny and Barb Goble Ratliff of Oil Springs. He was an X-ray tech. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Henry and Gracie Akers Goble, and paternal grandfather, John F. Ratliff. Additional survivors include two sons, John Tyler Ratliff of Bledsoe, and Cameron Brice Ratliff of Staffordsville; a sister, Nicki Ratliff of Oil Springs; and paternal grandmother, Ethel Smith Ratliff of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.16 2006

   
RATLIFF, Vertrice (McKenzie)
1937-2006
Vertrice McKenzie Ratliff, 69, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 30, 1937, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Malta Lewis McKenzie. She was a retired vocational teacher in Ashland. Survivors include her husband, Paul B. Ratliff of Paintsville; a daughter, Paula Holbrook of Munfordville; a brother, Paul Mickey McKenzie of Paintsville; a sister, Louise Underwood of Paintsville; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.01 2006

      
SALYERS, Esley Etchel
1925-2006
CIRCLEVILLE — Esley Etchel “Shorty” Salyers, 81, of Circleville died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Berger Hospital in Circleville. Mr. Salyers was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Paintsville, Ky., to Roy and Rosa (King) Salyers. He lived most of his life in New Holland before moving to Circleville in April. He was a maintenance worker at Deer Creek State Park Lodge until his retirement in 1997. Mr. Salyers was a member of the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Venus Johnson; half sisters, Noval Hale and Dorothy Rowe; and half brothers, Norman and William Salyers. Mr. Salyers is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Lemaster, whom he married Feb. 18, 1949; a son, Ronnie (Becky) Salyers of Walhonding; daughters, Ruby Yates and her husband, Mark Barton, of Columbus, Kathy (Jeff) Brown of Greenfield and Bonnie Salyers and her fiancé, Mark Mills, of Circleville; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland. The funeral will be Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ In Christian Union. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery. Mount Vernon, OH  News   3 Aug 06

   
VANHOOSE, Bruce Thomas
1934-2006
Bruce Thomas Vanhoose, 72, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 10, 1934, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Arthur and Dixie Mae McKenzie Vanhoose. He was a retired prep plant foreman for Consol Coal Company and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Slone Vanhoose; a daughter, Mae Lynn Thornsberry; a stepson, Darrick Avery Harmon; and three brothers, George, Marshall and Charlie B. Vanhoose; and two sisters, Anna Lee Vanhoose and Dorothy Adams. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lee Harmon Vanhoose; two daughters, Alicia Kay Scott and Rita Carol Thornsberry, both of Garrett; three stepdaughters, Lewana Jill Skeans and Paula Leigh Skeans, both of Madison, Wisc., and Allison Elaine Tackett of Fountain Run; two stepsons, Wesley O'Dell Harmon of West Liberty and Adam Kristian Skeans of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, James A. Vanhoose of Paris and Billy Joe Vanhoose of Waverly, Ohio; a sister, Emma Ruth Mullins of Ashland; 20 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Aug. 25, at Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, with Freewill Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Vanhoose Cemetery, Wayland, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.25 2006

     
WELLS, Hilda (Idigpio)
1928-2006
Hilda Wells, 78, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at her residence. Born Jan. 15, 1928, at Honolulu, Hawaii, she was a daughter of the late Marcelino and Madalin Montalbo Idigpio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Wells Jr., in 2001; a son, Roy Neal Wells; a brother, Marcelino Idigpio Jr.; and two sisters, Patricia Idigpio and Maria Idigpio. Survivors include four sons, Thomas Earl Wells, David Rolland Wells, and Brian Keith Wells, all of Daniels Creek, and Edward L. Wells of Williamsport; a daughter, Lois Collins of Hager Hill; two brothers, David Idigpio of Gulf Port, Miss. and Ronnie Henderson of California; a sister, Tina McCarthy of Philadelphia, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Ken Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Wells-Webb Cemetery, Daniels Creek, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.01 2006

    
WELLS, Maxine (Pack)
1928-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Maxine Pack Wells, 78, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 6 at Hospice of Cincinnati East in Cincinnati. Mrs. Wells was born June 9, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Elbridge and Nola Daniels Pack. She was homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Hobert Wells; one son, Phillip Wells; and one daughter, Jenny Wells Cope, both of Cincinnati; two brothers, Paul and Edgar Pack, both of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Dorothy Music of Thelma, Ky.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Wells-Fields Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.16 2006

   
WELLS, William Riley Jr.
1926-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — William Riley Jr. Wells, 79, of Auxier, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 22, 1926, at Auxier, he was a son of the late Jay Sterling and Ada Goble Wells. He was a disabled coal miner, an Army veteran of WW II and member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rina Mae Calhoun Wells. Survivors include three sons, William Wells, Cody Wells and Donald Wells, all of Auxier; five daughters, Jennie Setser, Yvonne Johnson, Mindy Wells and Tina Wells, all of Auxier, and Sue Reynolds of Pineville; two sisters, Lorena Wallen of Prestonsburg and Oneida Watson of Auxier; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 12, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Chris Waugh officiating. Burial will be in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Brent Johnson, Derek Blackburn, Brian Kidd, Roger Collins, David Setser, Steve Montgomery, Joey Shelton and John Paul Reynolds. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.11 2006

   
WILLIAMS, Christine (Stapleton)
1911-2006
Proverbs 31:10 - "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." Christine Williams, 95, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at her home in Kenova, W.Va. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at 39th Street Baptist Church in Ashland, Ky., of which she was a member. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 5, 1911, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Beecher and Ollie Colvin Stapleton. She was a graduate of Oil Springs High School and attended Morehead Normal School. She taught school in Johnson County for 10 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Martin Williams; four sisters and five brothers. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Chris Martine and Thomas V. McCoy Jr. of Kenova and Rose Maurine and Phillip Skeens of Milton, W.Va.; a son, Arnold M. Williams of Kenova; two sisters, Ella Meade of Fairborn, Ohio, and Anamary Wehle of Lexington, Ky.; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Susan Irene Stevens of Kenova and Kelly A. and Darrin Baldinelli of Pickerington, Ohio; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Thomas M. "Marty" and Melanie McCoy of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren, Jamie, Candice, Derek, Christina, Marty Jr., Joshua, Allison, Jason, Rebecca, Natalie and John Andrew; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Daniel, Shelby and Brooke; and a special joy, great-great-grandson Corwin. Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 8, 2006, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova and an hour

  
WILLIAMS, Harold C.
1929-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harold C. Williams, 77, of Swamp Branch, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 at V.A. Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born March 20, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Glen and Mallie Howard Williams. He was a dry wall plaster mason and a Korean veteran. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Jo Hackworth Williams of Swamp Branch; three sons, Harold David Williams of Port Richey, Fla., Danny Jean Williams of Paintsville, and Timothy Neal Williams of Swamp Branch; a daughter, Lorri Dennett Gaskins of New Port News, Va.; five brothers, James B. Williams of Virginia, Glen Williams and Johnny Williams, both of Swamp Branch, Mike Williams of Paintsville, and Tommy Williams of Florida; three sisters, Evelyn Lawrence and Janetta McLean, both of Michigan, and Helen Helgeson of North Dakota; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel , Paintsville, with Hubert Huff and Joe Scott officiating. Burial will be in Williams Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral. Friends may call anytime Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home. Big Sandy News




SEPTEMBER - 2006

ADAMS, Woodrow Sr.
1924-2006
Woodrow Adams Sr. 82, of Urbana, OH passed away September 12, 2006 in the Sidney Care Center, Sidney, OH.  He was born on June 13, 1924 in Paintsville, KY, the son of the late Fred and Bertha Adams. He is survived by two sons, Woodrow Adams, Jr. and David Adams both of Urbana and two grandchildren. Four brothers and six sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Adams moved to Urbana from Paintsville when he was 17 years old. He was a self taught Volkswagen mechanic, did carpenter work and formerly worked for the Three C's organization. He loved to hunt, fish and trap and was a 100% nature lover. Following Woodrow's wishes, his body is being donated to Ohio State University School of Medicine. There will be no public funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by the CROMES FUNERAL HOME in Sidney. SPRINGFIELD, OHIO - 9/15/06

    
BAILEY, Arthur
1920-2006
Arthur Bailey, 85, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 22, 1920, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Sam and Betty Cole Bailey. He was retired from the military, a WWII Army veteran, and a member of First Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Luther Conley; and two sisters, Ressie Williams, and Tressie Push. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ellen Bailey of Salyersville; a daughter, Pamela Patrick of Salyersville; three brothers, Jack Bailey of Merrillville, Ind., Don Bailey of Salyersville, and Harry Bailey of Lexington; two sisters, Pansy Patrick of Florida, and Mary Lee Minix of Greer, S.C.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 30, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Steve Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BOLDEN, Donald
1943-2006
Graveside services were held Thursday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky., for Donald Bolden, 62, of Offutt, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5 2006 at his residence. Mr. Bolden was born Dec. 9, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Arnold Bolden and Sarah Reed Wells. He worked for Wabash Alloys. Surviving are one son, Robert Bolden of Flat Gap, Ky.; three daughters, Sue and Jo Bolden, both of Paintsville, Ky., and Kathy Bolden of Frenchburg, Ky.; four brothers, Millard Bowling of Hager Hill, Ky., Clinton Bolden of Paintsville, Arnold Bowling Jr. of Wabash, Ind., and Danny Wells of Boons Camp, Ky.; four sisters, Nellie Brown of Paintsville, and Faye McCoy, Thelma Dewey, and Leota Bell McGillian, all of Wabash; and nine grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.13 2006


    
BROWN, Larry
1943-2006
Larry Brown, 63, of Sitka, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 at his residence. Born April 10, 1943, in Boyd County, he was a son of the late Paul and Dolly Stambaugh Brown. He was a mechanic with Kelly's Radiator Shop and a member of Kerz Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Long Brown of Sitka; a daughter, Jennifer Rae Brown Barnett of Lawrenceburg; five brothers, Ronald Meade of Prestonsburg, Vernon Brown of Louisa, Richard Brown, Michael Brown, and Keith Brown, all of Catlettsburg; and a sister, Barbara Chapman of Michigan. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 18, at Kerz Baptist Church, with Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
BURGA, Estelle (Ward)
1919-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Estelle Burga, 87, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Burga was born Aug. 12, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Henderson and Clara Bell Penix Ward. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Lowe; two brothers, Shady Lee and Henderson Lee Ward; and one sister, Margaret Nolley. Surviving are her husband, Bill Burga of Hager Hill; five sons, William Henderson (Annamae) George of Darke County, Ohio, Roger Dean (Ramona) George of Covington, Ohio, Jimmy Douglas (Karen) George of Brazonia, Texas, David (Rhonda) George of Bradford, Ohio, and Ray (Dorothy) George of Freeport, Texas; two step-sons, Bill (Kathy) Burga Jr. of Wisconsin and Thomas D. (Drema) Burga of Waukegan, Ill.; two daughters, Clara Jean Howard and Kay Grosnickle, both of Springboro, Ohio; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Arnold) Turner of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two brothers, James Ward of Englewood, Ohio, and Charles Douglas of Springfield, Ohio; one special first cousin, Margaret Sammons of Ohio; and 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer and Arnold Turner, 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 Aug.15 2006


BURTON, James Bradley
1933-2006
James Bradley Burton, 72, of Sitka, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 24, 1933, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Harmon Ulysses and Okie Castle Burton. He was a truck driver with East KY Beverage. Survivors include his wife, Magdalene Sparks Burton of Sitka. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Flat Gap Baptist Church with Johnny Estep and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery, Sparks Branch, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 27, and until time of service Thursday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.29 2006

    
CASTLE, Billie
1928-2006
Billie Castle, long time resident of Catlettsburg, Ky., passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 7, 2006, in King's Daughters Medical Center. She was 78 years of age. Miss Castle was born June 10, 1928, in Thealka, Ky., a daughter of the late Ballard and Neva Vanhoose Castle. She made her home with her sister and best friend, Ernestine Brumfield of Sycamore Street in Catlettsburg. Billie quietly enjoyed her life with Ernestine, Ernestine's family and many friends. Since Billie was one of nine children, she leaves behind a multitude of nieces, nephews and extended family, all to remember her pleasant smile and peaceful demeanor. In memory of the life of Billie Castle, a funeral service will be tonight, Sept. 9, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial follows a committal service Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at Catlettsburg Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends is tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
CASTLE, Noah Lee Jr.
1942-2006
Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. at the Clark Castle Family Cemetery in Paintsville, Ky., for Noah Lee Castle Jr., 63, of Urbana, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 10 2006 at his residence. Mr. Castle was born Dec. 1, 1942 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Edna Mae VanHoose and Noah Lee Castle Sr. He was a member of New Hope Church Missions and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mandy Marie and Hermanlee; one brother, Edward L. Castle; and one son-in-law, Curtis Dixon. Surviving are three daughters, Noalene (Brian) Newland of Urbana, Jessica Dixon of Springfield, Ohio, and Patricia Thiellen of Idaho; three sisters, Lula Faye (Marion) Kemp of Urbana, Emma (Terry) Robson of Springfield, and Betty (Ronald) Hall of Urbana; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephew, and cousins. Arrangements under the direction of the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home of Urbana. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.13 2006

   
GULLETT, Sonny
1939-2006
Sonny Gullett, 67, of Volga, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at Corner Stone Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born April 11, 1939, he was a son of the late Christie and Alka Pennington Gullett. He was employed in maintenance housing. Survivors include his wife, Christine Jenkins Gullett of Volga; a brother, Billy Gullett of Ophir; and two sisters, Armintie Jones of Ophir, and Edna Faye Wright of West Liberty. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Keaton, and Elders Frankie Williams and Sammy Reed officiating. Burial will be in Jenkins-Lemaster Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.20 2006

    
HALL, Verlia Mae (Stambaugh)
1926-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Verlia Mae Hall, 80, of Lexington, Ky., and formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Sept. 10 at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Hall was born April 11, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Effie Mae Green Stambaugh. She was a nurse at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Melvin Hall.  Surviving are two daughters, Madonna Burchett of Lexington and Etta Cantrell of Paintsville, and two sisters, Joyce Ann Ferguson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Music of Columbus, Ohio. The service will be officiated by Rick Stone, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.13 2006

   
HANEY, Norma Jean (Castle)
1927-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church for Norma Jean Castle Haney, 79, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, Sept. 11 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Haney was born Aug. 18, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Sam B. and Minnie Dove Castle. She was a nurse. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Haney; one son, Elmer L. Haney Jr.; one daughter, Minnie L. Blair; two sisters, Della Marie Estep and Ruth Ilene Campbell; and five brothers, Everett, Curtis, Bruce, Ernest, and Sam B. Castle Jr. Surviving are six sons, Johnny Lee Haney of Louisa, Ky., Gerald D. Haney of Prestons-burg, Ky., Michael Haney of Frankfort, Ky., Sammy J. Haney of Lexington, Ky., Everett W. Haney of Paintsville and Randy O. Haney of Oil Springs, Ky.; one daughter, Norma Deloris Smedley of Paintsville; and 21 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park of Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.15 2006

    
HELTON, Opal  (VanHoose)
1921-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Opal V. Helton, 85, of Thompson Station, Tenn., who passed away Monday, Sept. 11 at her residence. Mrs. Helton was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Byron and Lula Hayes VanHoose. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rex Helton. Surviving are two daughters, Marda Dean Wood of Thompson Station and Darla Ann Thompson of Franklin, Ind., and three grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Hoge Hockensmith, 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 Aug.15 2006

   
JACKSON, Janice (Short)
1939-2006
Janice Jackson, 67, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Born Aug. 8, 1939, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Hazel Walters Short. She was a retired business owner. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Josephine Short. Survivors include her husband, Walter Ray Jackson of Staffordsville; a son, Tony Ray Jackson of Chicago, Ill.; four daughters, Cheryl Fannin of Staffordsville, Sandy Williams of Greenville, N.C., Jacqui Williams of Wilmington, N.C., and Connie O'Bryan of Nippa; two brothers, Homer Short and J.P. Short, both of Paintsville; a sister, Garnet Ward of Cannonsburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 17, at Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
KAZEE, Edith Lucille (Adams)
1927-2006
Edith Lucille Adams Kazee, 78, of Ashland, Ky., died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Mrs. Kazee was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Henry Adams and Annabelle Stephens Adams. She was employed as a selector for Owens- Illinois Glass Co. in Huntington, W.Va. She retired in 1982 after 29 years of service. She was a member of Eastern Star of Rush, Ky., and El Hasa Shrine Patrolette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Daniel Kazee, who died Jan. 30, 2005, and a son, James Kazee in 1988. Mrs. Kazee is survived by a son, Danny and Melody Kazee of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Corkie and Jim Jones of Ashland; five grandchildren, Tracy, Mandy, Kelly, Rachia and Ean; five great-grandchildren, James, Seth, Leah, Courtney and Rusty; and a sister, Irene Artis of Homer, La. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Pastor Dennis Miles will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jones, Calvin Bowling, Ean Kazee, Joe Ratliff, David Hughes and Leroy Holliday. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
KESTNER, Anna Pearl (Dawson)
1945-2006
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. at the Childers Funeral Home Chapel for Anna Pearl Kestner, 61, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Sept. 9 at her residence. Mrs. Kestner was born April 28, 1945 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Oma Hensley Dawson Flemmings and the late Ray Dawson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burgess Kestner, and one brother, Rick Dawson. Surviving are one son, Chris Kestner; five brothers, Chuck Dawson of Paintsville, Ky., Greg Dawson of Prestonsburg, Ky., Dennis Dawson and Ron Trimble, both of Raceland, Ky,, and Randall Dawson of Ironton, Ohio; four sisters, Charlene Vance of Clintwood, Va., Garnetta Frazier and Peggy Montgomery, both of Paintsville, and Loutona Kendrick of Virgie, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Mason and Tyler Kestner. The service was officiated by Steve Rose and Donald “Doc” Caudill, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.22 2006

   
LUSHBAUGH, Virginia Rae (Lemaster)
1928-2006
Virginia Rae Lemaster Lushbaugh, 78, of Lexington, died Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. Joe East Hospital, Lexington. Born Jan. 21, 1928, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Sallie Brown Lemaster. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Lushbaugh; and a brother, Frank Lemaster. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Adkins of Lexington; a brother, E. Marvin Lemaster of Phoenix, Ariz.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MAYHAN, Jesse Lee
1952-2006
Jesse Lee Mayhan, 54, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at his residence. Born Aug. 9, 1952, he was a son of the late Challie and Lillian Jayne Mayhan. He was a real estate realtor. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Jo O'Brian. Survivors include a brother, Ronnie Mayhan of Hager Hill; and four sisters, Anna Cole of Sitka, Frances Ann Henderson of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Vicki Mayhan of Inez, and Pam Ramey of Wittensville. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Dan Heaberlin and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.13 2006

    
MCCARTY, Manford Leon Jr.
1947-2006
Manford Leon McCarty Jr., 59, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 17, 1947, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Manford Sr. and Joy Williams McCarty. He was an instructor with Big Sandy Community Technical College and a U.S. veteran. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cammie Bass; and a sister, Judith Fairchild. Survivors include his wife, Joan Little McCarty of Hager Hill; a son, Barry Leon McCarty of Paintsville; a daughter, Kimberly Griffith of Swamp Branch; six brothers, Jeffrey McCarty, Charles McCarty, James McCarty, Jimmy McCarty, Crate McCarty, all of Hager Hill, and Elvis Parsons of Martin County; three sisters, Joyce Craft of Marion, Ohio, Rose Marie Grubbs of Columbus, Ohio, and Maddie Welch of Martin County; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul Wayne Browning and Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.13 2006

   
MCDANIEL, Mary (Oppenheimer)
1917-2006
Mary O. McDaniel, 88, of Paintsville, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at her residence. Born Sept. 21, 1917, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Nannie Todd Oppenheimer. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie McDaniel, in 1989. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 20, at First Christian Church with Wes Stedtefeld officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.20 2006

    
MEEK, Ruth (Burke)
1921-2006
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Ruth Burke Meek, 85, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Sept. 10 2006 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Meek was born March 21, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Calvin and Lula George Burke. She worked at American Standard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Meek. Surviving are one son, Paul D. (Joan Younger) Meek of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Sharon (Tom) Meek O’Brien of Ellwood City, Pa., and Joyce Meek of West Van Lear; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Wesley D. Stedtefeld, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.13 2006

   
MOLLETTE, James E.
1938-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James E. Mollette, 68, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Monday, Sept. 25 2006 at his residence. Mr. Mollette was born July 25, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky son of the late James and Margie Watson Mollette. He was a machinist with Allied Signal. Surviving are two daughters, Vicky Shreeve and Anita Bell, both of Huntington, W.Va.; one brother, Robert Mollette, and two sisters, Rose Music and Patricia Griffey, all of Wabash, Ind.; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Edmund Hickman and Larry Ratliff, with burial in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday September 29, 2006

   
MOLLETT, Sandra Kay (Dorton)
1946-2006
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sandra Kay Mollett, 59, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Monday, Sept. 18 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Mollett was born Dec. 2, 1946 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of Myrtle Little Dorton of Hager Hill, Ky., and the late Donald Dorton. She was a homemaker. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Elijah Mollett Jr. of West Van Lear; two sons, Keith Beverly of Tennessee and Bryan Beverly of Huber Heights, Ohio; one sister, Donna Jennings of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul D. Meade and Shawn Howell, 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 Friday Sep.22 2006

   
MULLINS, Beulah G.(Patton)
1913-2006
Beulah G. Mullins, 93, of West Union, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at Eagle Creek Nursing Center, West Union. Born Sept. 19, 1913, in Wolfe County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Nickell and Myrtle Nickell Patton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mort Mullins; a half-brother, and one great-grandson. Survivors include a son, William Henry Mullins of Keaton; four daughters, Virginia Barrett of Orlando, Fla., Eva Lee Boggs of Lexington, Elizabeth Conley and Delores "Dodie" Parker, both of West Union; two half-sisters, Inez Leggitt and Isophene DeBoard, both of Owensboro,; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 23, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Porter and Elder Lowell Ferguson. Services were conducted Friday, Sept. 22, by Order of the Eastern Star, #202. Burial was in Rose-Mullins Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PACK, Herma Lee (Castle)
1922-2006
Herma Lee Pack, 84, of River, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1922, at Lowmansville, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Virgie Grim Castle. She was a member of George's Creek United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hershell Pack, in 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Pack-Rowe of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Carmel Castle of Elizabethtown; a sister, Mary Ruth Tackett of Paintsville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 10, at George's Creek United Baptist Church with Carlos Preston and Paul Castle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.13 2006

   
PELPHREY, Jerry Micheal
1959-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. at the Little Mud Lick Church of God at Staffordsville, Ky., for Jerry Micheal Pelfrey, 47, of Staffordsville, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 17 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Pelfrey was born May 7, 1959, the son of Nell Blanton of Staffordville and the late William “Bill” Pelfrey. He was the owner of East Kentucky Fireworks. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Connie Baker Pelfrey of Staffordsville; his step- son, James Braden Campbell of Staffordsville; his step-father, Forrest Pelfrey Jr.; two brothers, Cliff and Jack Pelfrey, both of Staffordsville; and four nephews, one niece, and two step-nephews. The service was officiated by the Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Roger Hill, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.27 2006

  
PICKLESIMER, William R.
1937-2006
William R. Picklesimer, 68, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 16, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of Thelma Lemaster Picklesimer Crisplip and the late Arvie Picklesimer. He was a merchant in the grocery business, a member of God's House of Prayer, and a U.S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Pat Crislip Picklesimer. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 17, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with John Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
PRESTON, Homer L.
1927-2006
Homer L. Preston age 78, of Springboro, OH; died Monday September 1, 2006 at Hillspring Nursing Home. Homer was born in Meally, KY on July 28, 1927 to Reggie and Icie Preston. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army, was a member of the AA for 18 years, and attended the Miami Valley United Baptist Church in Fairborn. Homer purchased the Springboro IGA in 1958 and operated the grocery for many years and purchased the Springboro Plaza in 1978. He was preceded in death by his parents and also a son Sandy Philip Preston. Homer is survived by his 3 children Reggie Douglas Preston of Middletown, Lillian Jane Moreland of Springboro, and Homer Preston Jr of Springboro; the mother of his children to whom he was married for 42 years Lillian Preston; 2 brothers Jesse Preston of Springboro and Paul Preston of Flat Gap, KY; a sister Emalene Mullins of Mealy, KY; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services are Thursday September 14, 2006 at 11am at Anderson Funeral Home 40 N. Main St Springboro, OH with Bro. Freddie Preston and Bro Macky Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8pm at the funeral home.  Dayton Ohio  9/12/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
RICE, Willie E.
1926-2006
Willie E. Rice, 79, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born Oct. 11, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Eschal and Hazel Rice Rice. He was a self-employed merchant and a member of Litteral Fork United Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Opal Castle Rice of Oil Springs; a son, Kevin Rice of Oil Springs; a brother, J. D. Rice of Oil Springs; and a sister, Mary Grace Trimble of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 2, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Elders John R. Pelphrey and Charles Poe and Bro. Dean Tackett officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
ROMAN, Mary Grace (Preston)
1924-2006
Mary Grace Roman, 82, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at Salyersville Health Care Center. Born Aug. 12, 1924, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Rose Stanley Preston. She was a dorm mother with Carl D. Perkins Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include her husband, Orbin F. Roman of Paintsville; and a sister, Estalena Porter of Aleria, Ohio. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Bruce Conley and Kevin Conley officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.15 2006

   
ROTHWELL, Kelley
1920-2006
Kelley Rothwell, 86, of Ashland, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born April 15, 1920, at Stambaugh, he was a son of the late Kelley and Exer D. Rothwell. He graduated from Oil Springs High School, attended Paintsville Business School and Ashland Junior College, was retired from Ashland Oil, employed with Wackenhut Security, a member of First Christian Church, Paintsville, and attended Rose Hill Baptist Church, Ashland, and was a U. S. Army WW II veteran. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and a 50 year member of Chandlersville Lodge # 859 F & AM, Lowmansville. Survivors include his wife, Neva "Dora" Sublett Rothwell of Ashland; a son, Michael A. Rothwell of Wellington, Colo.; and a daughter, Nikki J. Rothwell of Hanson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland, with Pastor Charles Stewart officiating. Masonic services were conducted by officers and brothers of Rush Lodge #715 F & AM. Entombment was in Rose Hill Burial Park mausoleum with military rites presented by Ironton VFW Post 8850. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.06 2006

   
SPRADLIN, George B. "Shorty" Jr.
1918-2006
George B. "Shorty" Spradlin Jr., 88, of Denver, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 15, 1918, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late George B. and Charity Adams Spradlin. He was a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Betsy "Betty" Adkins Spradlin of Denver; a son, William Bennett "Bill" Spradlin of Manassas, Va.; four daughters, Georgia B. Fallon of Paintsville, Betsy Ann Spradlin, and Nan Spradlin, both of Denver, and Patsy J. Vanhoose of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Merle Little and Bob Collins officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Friends may call 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, and until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.13 2006

  
STAFFORD, Betty Jo
1927-2006
Betty Jo Stafford, 79, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at her residence. Born April 14, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Vera Lee Mahan Stafford. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors include two sisters, Edna Earle McBrayer of West Virginia, and Mary Evelyn Rice of Warren, Mich. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Donald Rice officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
STATON, Dave
1907-2006
Dave Staton, 98, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 7, 1907, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Booker and Alta Preece Staton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Staton, in 2001. Survivors include five sons, Jimmy Staton, Herman Staton, David Staton, and Ermal Staton, all of Pilgrim, and Amos Staton of Tomahawk; four daughters, Carol Daniels of Tomahawk, Dottie Barch of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Larna Setzer of Pilgrim, and Mary Jenkins of Pataskala, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Old Union United Baptist Church, with Woodrow Nichols officiating. Burial was in Staton Family Cemetery, Pilgrim, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inc., Inez. Big Sandy News

    
STURGILL, Frankie Carolyn (Hamilton)
1954-2006
Frankie Carolyn Sturgill, 52, of Martha, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Feb. 6, 1954, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Nelson and Emma Jean Lemaster Hamilton. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Howard Donnie Sturgill of Martha; a son, Brock Taylor of St. Charles, Mo.; a step-son, Scott Sturgill of Hager Hill; a daughter, Rachel Tackett of Georgetown; a step-daughter, Jessica Hinkle of Independence; a sister, Phyllis Wright of Greenwood, S.C.; two grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Elizabeth Baptist Church, Martha, with Emmett Barker and Lenny Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
SWAIN, Iris Joyce (Moore)
1932-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel fro Iris Joyce Swain, 74, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Monday, Sept. 25 at her residence. Mrs. Swain was born March 28, 1932 in Logan County, W.Va., daughter of the late Benjamin and Rose Justice Moore. She was a cook. Surviving are her husband, Orville “Bob” Swain of Boons Camp; three daughters, Rosemary Storberg of Boons Camp, Kathy Overlander of Akron, Ind., and Deborah Stevens of Lagro, Ind.; two brothers, Olah Nelson of Rapid City, S.D., and Jackie Parsons of Inez, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Claude Mollette, with burial in the Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 27, 2006

   
WEETHEE, Georgia L. (Yates)
1934-2006
Georgia L. Yates Weethee 1934-2006 Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 2, noon at Westminster Gardens Cemetery in North Carolina for Georgia L. Yates Weethee, of Oak Ridge, N.C., who passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Weethee was born Feb. 24, 1934 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Chat and Jewell Meade Yates. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R. Max Weethee; one daughter, Marilyn Weethee Freeman; and her brother, Howard C. Yates. Surviving are five children, Cyndi Maxie Gavin of Fort Wayne, Ind., Vicky Humble of Julian, N.C., Cathy Jansen and Skip (Kristen) Weethee, both of Oak Ridge, and Chip (Page) Weethee of Greensboro, N.C.; three sisters, Juanita Stapleton of Flat Gap, Ky., Allene Bayes of Frankfort, Ky., and Pat Adkins of Ashland, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Clay Tucker. Arrangements under the direction of the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home of Greensboro.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.15 2006


 
WHITAKER, Fayetta (Fletcher)
1951-2006
Fayetta Fletcher Whitaker, 55, of Royalton, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at her residence. Born Aug. 26, 1951, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Herald Fletcher and Minnie Fletcher Blair. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Whitaker. Additional survivors include two sons, Kenneth Neil Whitaker and Ashley Keith Whitaker, both of Paintsville; a brother, Andrew Fletcher of Versailles; two step- sisters; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Shermie Williams and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Boone Howard Cemetery, Puncheon, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.13 2006

   
WILLIAMS, Dr. Walter F.
1911-2006
Dr. Walter F. Williams, 95, of Ashland, died on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Inez Stafford Williams. Dr. Williams was born May 1, 1911, in Paintsville, Ky., a son of the late Dr. Fleming McClellan Williams and Ida Lee Gambill Williams. He was a 1928 graduate of Ashland High School, a 1931 graduate of Washington and Lee University and a 1935 graduate of the University of Louisville. He did his internship and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Williams was an eye, ear, nose and throat physician and surgeon in private practice in Ashland from 1938-1941 and 1946-1975. He served on the staffs of King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was a consultant for the Federal Correctional Institute and was a surgeon for the C&O Railway. Dr. Williams was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Medical Corps from 1941-1946, earning the rank of Lt. Colonel. He is survived by three children, Walter F. Williams Jr. of Ashland, James M. Williams of Lexington and Laura Williams Galtieri of Lexington; two grandchildren, Heather L. Thornsbury and Travis H. Williams; and four great-grandchildren. There will be no service or visitation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1930 Winchester Ave., 
Ashland, KY 41101 or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Steen Funeral Home- Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland is in charge of arrangements. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WILLIAMS, Gay J. (Gandee)
1931-2006
Gay J. Williams, 74, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 18, 1931, at Clendenin, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Edith Shamblin Gandee. She was a nursing home housekeeping supervisor. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Gandee. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Boggs of Blaine, and Linda Weddington of Oil Springs; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.29 2006

    
WILLIAMS, Ruie (Osbourn)
2006
Ruie Williams, 94, of Clendenin, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 26, 2006, at CAMC General Hospital after a short illness. Ruie was born in Paintsville, Ky., to the late John and Hattie Osbourn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Williams and son, Bill Williams. Ruie was a member of the Clendenin Church of the Nazarene. Ruie is survived by daughters and their husband, Jenny and Paul Bird of Clendenin, Jo and Tom Martin of Bomont, Phyllis Williams and Carol Williams of Clendenin; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Larry Cale officiating. Burial will be in Clendenin Memorial Gardens Clendenin. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. The family would like to thank the staff of CAMC General Hospital's 4th Floor for their love, care and kindness. Published in, Charleston September 28, 2006 Submitted By: Jean Peppers




OCTOBER - 2006

ALLEN, Effie E. "Liz" (Litton)
1917-2006
Effie E. "Liz" Allen, 89, of Inez, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 at her residence Born July 5, 1917, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Sally Mollette Litton. She was a homemaker and member of Rockcastle United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ben Allen Sr.; and three sons, Archie Ray Allen, Ben Allen Jr., and Gary Lee Allen. Survivors include five sons, Roy Allen, Tommy Allen, Randy Allen, Donnie Allen, all of Inez, and Danny Joe Allen of Ashland; three daughters, Betty Jaramillo of Lexington, Charlotta Allen of Louisa, and Darlene Lowe of Lovely; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Tim McCoy and James Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.11 2006

   
ARTIS, Magel Irene (Stephens)
1923-2006
Magel Irene Artis, 83, of Homer, La., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, in Homer Memorial Hospital in Homer. Mrs. Artis was born July 9, 1923, in Van Lear, Ky., a daughter of the late Henry Adams and Anna Nunley Adams Stephens. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Artis; a son, James E. Artis; a sister, Edith Kazee; and her stepfather, Herbert Stephens. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Anne Artis of Ironton, Ohio; three daughters, Cora Sue and Leroy Holliday of Homer and Anna and John Jordon and Debra and Tim Gannon, all of Denham Springs, La.; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Tommy Hollis. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2006, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Seth Rachal, Zach Rachal, Luther Sobers, Leroy Holliday II, Chris Bowling and Robert Rachal. Honorary pallbearer will be Brennen Hogan. Ashland Ky.

    
BARGER, Thomas Jackson
2006
Thomas Jackson ‘Jack’ Barger Private graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 9 at the Frankfort Cemetery for Thomas Jackson “Jack” Barger, infant son of John and Leanne Barger of Lawrenceburg, Ky., who passed away Thursday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort. Surviving in addition to his parents are his sister, Sarah Barger of Lawrenceburg; paternal grandfather Jerry Barger of Richmond, Ky.; paternal grandparents Mary and Ivan Potter of Clinton, Ky.; maternal grandparents Marshall and Peggy Meade of Paintsville, Ky.; maternal great-grandmothers Veronica Click of Frankfort and Sarah Collins of Paintsville; and paternal great-grandparents Russell and Nancy Hamblin of Richmond. The service was officiated by the Rev. Keith McAliley. Arrangements under the direction of the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home of Frankfort.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-11-2006

   
BLAIR, Gail
1920-2006
Gail Blair, 86, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 13, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ardy and Rosa May Blair. He was a member of Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janice Arms Blair of Hager Hill; a son, Anthony Blair of Ulysses; two daughters, Jill Blair and Patricia McCormick, both of Tipp City, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct 18, at Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Harold Conley and Toby Johnson officiating. Burial will be in May Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.18 2006

     
BLAIR, Maxine (Osborne)
1930-2006
Maxine Blair, 76, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 8, 1930, in Knott County, she was a daughter of the late Wilburn and Etta Cook Osborne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Blair, in 1994; and a daughter, Linda Sue Blair. Survivors include two sons, Samuel Blair of Richmond, Va., and Irvin Edd Blair of Hager Hill; two daughters, Brenda Spradlin of Paintsville, and Kay Romanow, of Richmond; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Chad Blair and Bob Collins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.11 2006

    
BLANTON, Danny Leon
1961-2006
Danny Leon Blanton, 45, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at his residence. Born Oct. 21, 1961, at Oil Springs, he was the son of Chester and Patty Scott Blanton of Swamp Branch. He was a US Army veteran and a truck driver. Additional survivors include ex-wife, Ranae Blanton of Staffordsville; one daughter, Stephanie Danielle Blanton of Denver; one son, Justin Daniel Blanton of Staffordsville; three brothers, Terry Allen Blanton of Swamp Branch, Tony C. Blanton of Martin and William Casey Blanton, of Staffordsville; two sisters, Debbie Sue Blanton of Liberty Mills, Ind., and Nadene Nelson, Dixon, Tenn. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Dean Meade and Ray Pennington officiating. DAV Chapter 15 will conduct graveside military services. Burial will be in Manford Blanton Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.01 2006

    
BOLEN, Mildred Faye (Davis)
1931-2006
Mildred Faye Davis Bolen, 75, of rural Wabash, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 1:55am at her home. She was born August 8, 1931 in Johnson County, Kentucky to James Herbert and Alka (Saddler) Davis. She married Paul Delbie Bolen in Johnson County, Kentucky on May 30, 1949; he died February 15, 2001. She worked 6 years at Stone Industries in Wabash, and 17 years at Dana in Andrews. Mildred was a member of the Wabash Christian Heritage Church. She loved children and taught them in Sunday school 50 years. Mildred loved the Lord and was loved by many in the community. She also loved to bake and had a giving spirit. She lived in Wabash County since 1959. She is survived by three brothers, Lionell Davis of Theadore, Alabama, Herbert C. (Anna) Davis of Fairborn, Ohio, and Danny E. Davis of Wauchula, Florida; four sisters, Pauline "Sandy" (Amos) Baldwin, and Alice J. "Jo" Pack, both of Xenia, Ohio, Kathy Causey of Capitan, New Mexico, and Loula Ruth (Jack) Stamper of Fairborn, Ohio; sister-in-law, Dess "Sugar" Lee of Lewiston, Michigan. She was preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, and one brother. Funeral services will be held at Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Road, Wabash on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 11:00am with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash, IN. Friends may call 2-8pm Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.

      
BOWLING, Donald
1946-2006
Donald Bowling, 60, of Tram, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center E.R. Born April 6, 1946, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Marcus and Ethel Webb Bowling. He was a certified public accountant, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, a Kentucky Colonel, past master and trustee of Thomas C. Cecil Masonic Lodge #375 in Pikeville, member of Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington, member of DAV Chapter #169 at Betsy Layne, and member of Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janet Hall Bowling; two sons, Donald Bryan Bowling of Grayson and Mark Vernon Bowling of Tram; a daughter, Sherrie Grierson of Tram; three brothers, James Ronald Bowling of Tram, Marcus Bowling Jr. of Goshen, Ind., and Rick Bowling of Prestonsburg; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church, with Tracy Patton officiating. DAV services will be by Betsy Layne DAV Chapter 169. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.18 2006

    
BUTCHER, Tera
1926-2006
Tera Butcher, 80, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 at her residence. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Della Dale Butcher. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Love. Survivors include a son, Jerry Smith of Paintsville; five daughters, Joyce Pennington and Ellen Ramey, both of Paintsville, Shirley Auxier of Staffordsville, Maggie Brackett of River, and Minerva Music of Nippa; a sister, Sarah Miller of California; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Leroy Kestner and Michael Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct. 2006

   
CANTRELL, Clotene (Selvage)
1935-2006
Clotene Selvage Cantrell, 71, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 31, 1935, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Lizzie Selvage. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John K. Cantrell, in 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Dye of Ashland; a sister, Lorraine Doderer of River; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Friends may call anytime Wednesday, Oct. 11, until time of service at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.11 2006

   
CASTLE, Edna Lou
2006-2006
Edna Lou Castle, 7-week-old daughter of Charles Stephen and Linda Lou Music Castle of Meally, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at her residence. She was born Sept. 8, 2006, in Floyd County, Ky. Additional survivors include her maternal grandmother, Gertrude Music of Nippa; her paternal grandmother, Pearlene Blanton; and a brother, Stephen Charles Castle of Meally. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 2, 2006, at Free Pentecostal Church in Sitka by Eugene Stambaugh, John Fairchild and Lionell Burchett. Burial will be in Castle Family Cemetery in Nippa. Friends may call today at the church. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

    
CASTLE, Minnie (Martin) 2006
1937-2006
Minnie Josephine Castle, 69, rural Claypool, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on Feb. 17, 1937, in Johnson County, Ky., to Thomas Jefferson and Oshie Mae (Collins) Martin. She married Harrison "Bussie" Castle on July 12, 1955, in Wabash. He survives. She was a supervising inspector for United Technologies in Wabash for 30 years. She enjoyed playing bingo, dominos, softball, and was a champion bocce ball player. She and her husband wintered in Fruitland Park, Fla., for 10 years. Also surviving are two sons, Elbert Harrison (Linda) Castle and Rodney Lee Castle, both of Claypool; nine grandchildren, Ryan Castle, Mentone, Shelby Castle, Akron, Cameron Castle, Leesburg, Marti Vinning, Nappanee, Dan (Staci) Beiswanger, South Whitley, Rhonda Beiswanger, Indianapolis, Gary (Heather) Fulk, Lowell, Barb Fulk, Rochester, and Chad Fulk, Warsaw; a sister, Zella Mae Edmonds, Claypool; 10 great- grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service Wabash Chapel. The Rev. Manford Fannin will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The memorial guest book for Mrs. Castle may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com. Preferred memorials are to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children. Wabash Indiana October 20, 2006

    
CHANDLER, Willa Mae (Salyer)
1919-2006
Willa Mae Chandler, 86, of Third Street, Piketon, Ohio died Thursday October 19, 2006 at Pike Community Hospital, Waverly, Ohio. She was born December 8, 1919 in Barnetts Creek, KY the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ward) Salyer. On August 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Connie Chandler who preceded her in death on February 19, 1977. Surviving are children: Ilene Short and husband Jim of Hillsboro, OH, Larry Chandler and wife Paula of Waverly, John Chandler and wife Karla of Waverly, Connie Rider of Junction City, KS, Robert Chandler of CA, Debbie Newberry and husband Alan of Piketon, and Violet Robinson and husband Gary of Marysville, OH; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Alberta Depue of Hamden, OH, and a brother-in-law: Lloyd Gearing of Londonderry, OH. In addition to her parents and husband, Willa Mae was preceded in death by two sons: Harold and Edward Chandler; 5 daughters: Mary Chandler, Virginia Snyder, Karen Chandler, Dovie Rider and Esther Chandler; two brothers: Homer and Harold Salyer; and one sister: Vina Gearing. Willa Mae was a retired nursing aid and a member of the Eagles Lodge #1161 in Hillsboro, OH. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2006 at Howe Wheeler Boyer Hornback Funeral Home in Piketon with Paul F. Hornback, Minister officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.

     
CHRISMAN, Alka (Rice)
1919-2006
Alka Chrisman, 87, of Hillsboro died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was born Jan. 13, 1919 in Paintsville, Ky, the daughter of the late Everett and Lula Fraley Rice. On Sept, 5, 1940 she married Dwight Chrisman, who preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1990. She is survived by three children; Sharon Chrisman Vance, Charlotte Chrisman Hall, and C. Steven Chrisman; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Allen Chrisman; and three brothers. She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ i Hillsboro. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sinking Spring, with Bill Pierce officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by the Smith-Moore Funeral Home in Bainbridge. Highland Co., OH

   
COLE, Mary Lou (Fletcher)
1934-2006
Mary Lou Cole, 71, of Paintsville, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 23, 1934, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Hoker Fletcher and Wava Fletcher White. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Warren Cole of Paintsville; a son, Alan Cole of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Carson Fletcher of Lexington; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Kenneth Chambers and Ronald Thacker officiating. Burial was in Marshall Cemetery, Guncreek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CONLEY, Morris Clay
2006
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Morris Clay “Toad” Conley, 83, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Conley was a salesman with the Fischer Packing Co., and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Lee Conley; one brother, James Heber Conley; and a sister, Mae White Butcher. Surviving are one son, Mike Conley of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Lynn Pack of Morehead, Ky., and Julia Lee Knight of Paintsville; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a special companion, Sue Lemaster. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Hoge Hockensmith and Donnie Patrick, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Friday 10-13-2006

    
CONLEY, Ruby (McCarty)
1926-2006
Ruby McCarty Conley, 80, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born Jan. 29, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Delia Gullett McCarty. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by three sisters. Survivors include two brothers, Carl McCarty and Jimmy McCarty, both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 13, at Low Gap United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Sammie Reed, Danny Williams, and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct. 2006

    
CRABTREE, Irene (Salyer)
1937-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio, for Irene Crabtree, 69, who passed away Saturday, Oct 28 2006 at Doctors Hospital West. Mrs. Crabtree was born Feb. 8, 1937 at Sitka, Ky., daughter of the late John Logan and Donnie McKenzie Salyer. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Bob Lemaster; three sisters, Betty Caudill, Bonnie Estep, and Faye Music; and her first husband, Norman South. She was a former employee of Marysville Brush Company and Shape Form of Plain City, Ohio, and sang gospel music on the radio in Paintsville in her youth. Surviving are her husband, Dean D. Crabtree; her children, Ernest E. Jones of Milford Center, Ohio, Marsha J. Lowry, Charles Ray, Terry E. South, and Toni L. (Steve) North, all of Marysville; three sisters, Virginia (Jim) Estep of Marysville, Minnie Kay (Dick) Dingledine of Milford Center, and Lavon Jalene Wilcox of Kentucky; three brothers, Junior (Junie) Salyer, James (Pinky) Salyer, and Corvin Salyer, all of Kentucky; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews The service was officiated by the Rev. Steve Wood, with burial in the Milford Center Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Ingram Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.01 2006


   
CRISLIP, Thelma (Lemaster) (Picklesimer)
1916-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Thelma Lemaster Picklesimer Crislip, 90, of Portsmouth, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Sept. 24 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Ms. Crislip was born Jan. 6, 1916 in Illinois, daughter of the late Roscoe and Clara Robinson Lemaster. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Arthur Ray and Bill Picklesimer. Surviving are two daughters-in-law, Effie Picklesimer of Paintsville, Ky., and Pat Picklesimer of Sitka, Ky., and seven grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by John Skaggs, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-11-2006

  
CRISP, Noma Jean (Osborne)
1929-2006
Noma Jean Osborne Crisp, 76, of Martin, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville. Born Nov. 3, 1929, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Johnny and Margie Hall Osborne. She was a homemaker and member of The First Baptist Church, McDowell. Survivors include her husband, Ethier Eugene Crisp of Paintsville; five daughters, Brenda Jone Moore of Langley, Diana Osborne of Ivel, Connie Hubbard and Tammy Slone, both of Prestonsburg, and Ella Spradlin of Paintsville; two brothers, Don Osborne of Middletown, Ind. and Gary Osborne of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 7, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial was in Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were grandsons Chris Moore, Scooter Moore, Todd Osborne, Mikele Osborne, Matthew Spradlin, Mickey Slone, Bob Howard, Josh Hubbard, and Craig Hubbard. Big Sandy News

   
DOLLARHIDE, Charles Edward
1954-2006
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. at the Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church for Charles Edward Dollarhide, 52, of Lady Lake, Fla., who passed away Sunday, Oct. 1 2006 at his residence. Mr. Dollarhide was born June 9, 1954 in Wabash, Ind., son of Betty McCoy Dollarhide of Wildwood, Fla., and the late Clyde Russell Dollarhide. He was a general laborer. He was also preceded in the death by one brother, Ricky D. Dollarhide. Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Clyde Dennis Dollarhide of Van Lear, Ky., Kenneth Ray Dollarhide of Ocala, Fla., and Rodney Lee Dollarhide of Fruitland Park, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Roger Hill, with burial in the Butcher Cemetery in Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-11-2006

    
FRALEY, Clyde
1929-2006
Clyde "Pop" Fraley, age 77 of Hillsboro, OH died October 31, 2006 at his residence. He was born July 31, 1929 in Riceville, KY,  the son of the late Burl Fraley and Sally Howard Fraley Blevins. Mr. Fraley was a retired auto service manager and farmer. He is survived by three sons, Rick (Vicki) Fraley of Hillsboro, Scott (Janice) Fraley of Lynchburg, OH and Mike Rogers of Dayton, OH; four daughters, Peggy (Roger) Deaton of Camden, OH, Linda (Phil) Bryant of Hazard, KY, Connie (Ramiro) Garcia of Dayton and Vicky (Steve) Siegel of Huber Heights, OH; three sisters, Jewell Hackworth of Catlettsburg, KY, Georgia (John) Aldredge of Dayton and Glema (John) Blade of Hillsboro, one brother, Don (Joanne) Fraley of Catlettsburg, KY, twenty-two grandchildren, twenty- eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received on November 3, 2006  from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Fraley family farm. The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family!

         
GARRETT, Dorothy S. (Lemaster)
1939-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home in Ashville, Ohio, for Dorothy S. Lemaster Garrett, 67, who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18 2006 at Mt. Carmel East in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Garrett was born Feb. 17, 1939 at Whitehouse, Ky., daughter of the late Russell and Rebecca Prader Booth. She was previous owner of Little Donnie’s Pizza in Commercial Point and attended Millport Chapel. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lemaster, her second husband, Stan Garrett; one sister, Janet Sue Young; and one brother, Gary Roger Booth. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara (Patrick) Mercer of Circleville, Ohio, Debra (Jeff) Seymour of Kingston, Ohio, and Sabrina (Adam) Kehoe of Ashville; two sisters, Charlotte (Stephen) Price of Paintsville, Ky., and Rachel (John Jr.) Dutton of Lowmansville, Ky.; one brother, Russell Jr. (Carol) Booth of Ringgold; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Stanley Ratliff, with burial following in the Harrison Township Cemetery at South Bloomfield, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home of Ashville. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.20 2006


GETMAN, Raymond Charles
1938-2006
Memorial services were held Thursday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. at the Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell, La., for Raymond Charles Getman, 68, of Slidell, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 30 at Biloxi V.A. Hospital. Mr. Getman was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Raymond and Lillian Stein Getman. Surviving are his wife, Janice S. Getman of Slidell, formerly of Johnson County, Ky.; one son, Raymond; four daughters, Dale Carpenter, Kimberly Getman Mosley, Charolotte Getman and Penelope Getman-Descant; and 11 grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Honaker Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-11-2006

   
GOBLE, Donna Earlene (Robinson)
1954-2006
Donna Earlene Goble, 52, of East Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 15, 1954, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Martha Jane Blair Robinson of East Point, and the late Earl Robinson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Earl D. Robinson, Jr. of Georgetown; and five sisters, Linda Lou Allen, Carolyn Sue Jervis, Dinah Lynn Miller and Lesia Kay Kell, all of East Point, and Teresa Jo Sligh of Lexington, S.C. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 7, at Little Paint First Church of God, East Point, with Charles Heater officiating. Burial was in Robinson Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
GREGG, James W.
1915-2006
James W. Gregg, 90, of Auxier, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 4, 1915, at Georgetown, he was a son of the late Joe and Annie Gregg. He was a disabled factory worker for Johnson Controls, and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was also preceded in death by four sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Vada Sue Martin of Auxier; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 12, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer and Shane Powers officiating. Burial was in Shepherd Cemetery, David, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct. 2006

    
HAMILTON, Flora Geneva (Dusina)
1927-2006
Flora Geneva Hamilton, 79, of Red Bush, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Born March 27, 1927, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Blythe Dusina. Survivors include her husband, David Hamilton of Red Bush; one daughter, Mary Jane Logan, Belleville, MI.; three sons, Greg Hamilton of Paintsville, John Hamilton of Relief and George David Hamilton, Jr., of Carleton, MI; one brother, Earl Dusina of Corbin; one sister, Lorraine Schilerman of CA.; 9 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Upper Room Church, Paintsville, with Ernest Brock and Richard Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Red Bush. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Paintsville Funeral Home, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.01 2006

   
HENSLEY, Ivan Ray
1955-2006
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Ivan Ray Hensley, 51, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Friday, Oct. 27 2006 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, Ky. Mr. Hensley was born April 9, 1955 in Detroit, Mich., son of Deloris Stambaugh Hensley and the late Herman Hensley. Surviving are his wife, Harriet Brown Hensley of Sitka; three sons, Ivan and Rick Hensley, both of Sitka, and Quentin Hensley of Martin County, Ky.; one daughter, Andrea Grace of Sitka; three brothers, Kenny Hensley of Waldo, Ky., Chris Hensley of Paintsville, Ky., and Jack Hensley of Staffordsville, Ky.; two sisters, Rhonda Honeycutt and Jo Ann Clark, both of Sitka; and eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Eugene Stambaugh, Jimmy Brown, Lionell Burchett and John Fairchild, with burial in the Stambaugh Family Cemetery at Sitka. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.03 2006

   
HILL, Menzie (Goble)
1923-2006
Menzie Goble Hill, 83, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late I.D. "Dock" and Bessie Delong Goble. She was a homemaker and member of The Church of Christ, Prestonsburg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Hill; a daughter, Ida Faye Hill Johnson; three brothers, Linzie, Ernest, and Ira Goble; and a sister, Lou Emma Workman. Survivors include a daughter, Bessie Lynn Hill of Prestonsburg; five brothers, Cecil Goble of Mansfield, and Nathan Goble, Elzie Goble, George Goble and Russell Goble, all of Debord; three sisters, Sarah Sword of Pasadena, Texas, Cora Crabtree of Lucasville, Ohio, and Fannie Mae Buskirk of Attica, Ohio. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Church of Christ, Prestonsburg, with Rick Kelly and B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial will be in Goble Cemetery, Debord, Martin County, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Oct.2006

   
HILL, Miriam (Thomas)
2006
Miriam Thomas Hill, 90, of Luling, La., died Oct. 10, 2006. She was born in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Richard Collins Thomas and Mary Alice Harry Thomas. Mrs Hill retired in 1977 after teaching school in Ohio for 27 years. She spent her years after retirement teaching a grateful family the value and spirit of togetherness – the true value of life. She was the widow of Jack Kendal Hill and is survived by her children, Mary H. Mason of Luling, La., and Thomas A. Hill of Burlington, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Graveside service and internment will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston, Ohio. Submitted By: Jean Peppers

   
HOWARD, Stella (Daniels)
1945-2006
Stella Howard, 61, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 13, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Opal Fraley Daniels. She was a former employee of Murphys. Survivors include her husband, Wendell Howard of Paintsville; two sons, Tim Howard of Paintsville, and Bob Howard of Wittensville; a brother, Pete Daniels of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Marie Daniels of Paintsville, Betty Blanton of Lewisburg, Ohio, Peggy Daniels of Washington, D.C., Gerl Daniels of Huntsville, Ala., and Debbie Daniels of Dayton; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jimmy McKenzie, Willard "Red" VanHoose, Bill Baker, and Harold Conley officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.11 2006


JENKINS, Ricky Edward
1962-2006
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 31, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Ricky Edward Jenkins, 42, of Nicholasville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 2006 at his residence. Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 16, 1962, son of the late Angeline Cantrell and Jimmy Lee Jenkins Sr. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Lee “Bo” Jenkins Jr. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Jean Caudill Jenkins; three daughters, Angelina (Jonathan) Hubbard and Marcia (Billie) Kerr, both of Nicholasville, and Leslie (Gary) Lemaster of Hager Hill, Ky.; two sons, Jason (Heather) Jenkins of Lucasville, Ohio, and Jason (Heather) Preece of Lexington, Ky.; and two brothers, Mike Jenkins of Sitka, Ky., and Sammy (Pam) Jenkins of West Liberty, Ky. The service was officiated by Elders Willis G. Estep, Eulas Adams and Kenny Pelphrey, with burial in the Cantrell Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday October 13, 2006

     
JONES, Christopher Lee
1984-2006
Christopher Lee Jones, 22, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct.31 2006. Born Feb. 9, 1984, in Boyd County, he was a son of Debra Butcher Jones of Paintsville. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pikeville, an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. He received a scholarship to the University of Louisville due to his scouting experience, and took classes online from Big Sandy Community and Technical College after withdrawing from UL due to illness. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Jones. Additional survivors include a half-brother, Ryan Jones of Nicholasville; a half- sister, Beth McDaniels of Nashville, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Betty Rose Blackburn Butcher; and paternal grandmother, Mary Jones of Ligon. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 3, at First Baptist Church, Fourth Street, Pikeville, under direction of Thacker Funeral Home, Pikeville. Big Sandy News

   
KIRBY, Sharon (Kretzer)
2006
Sharon Kretzer Kirby, 48, of Austin, Minn., formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Oct. 20 2006. Survivors include her parents, Kenneth Kretzer, Joyce B. Kretzer, both of Lancaster, and Shirley Sutton of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Joshua Sutton of Columbus; four brothers, Kenneth "Buddy" Kretzer, and Jeff Kretzer, both of Tennessee, Shane Kretzer of Lancaster, and Jason Kretzer of Flat Gap; and four sisters, Connie Newton of Columbus, Natalie Kretzer and Amber Baldridge, both of Nicholasville, and Barbara VanHoose of Oil Springs. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Kretzer Family Cemetery, Reedville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the church. Big Sandy News Oct.2006

   
LITTLE, Ethel (Tackett)
1911-2006
Ethel Tackett Little, 95, of Robinson Creek, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 3, 1911, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Critten and Mary Alice Martin Tackett. She was a member of Robinson Creek Old Regular Baptist Church, a homemaker, and merchant. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Red" Little; a grandson, Mark Kenneth Lowe; three brothers, Orville Tackett, Victor Tackett, and Chandos Tackett; and two sisters, Lavada Davis and Martha Taylor. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Kay Lyon of Paintsville and Barbara Lowe of Robinson Creek; two sisters, Nora Jones of Indian Creek, and Vera Kurecki of Oak Forest, Ill.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 20, at Hall and Jones Funeral Home, Virgie, with Teddy Honaker, Kermit Wright, and Glen Hall officiating. Burial will be in Annie E. Young Cemetery, East Shelbiana, under direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct. 2006


    
LYON, Opal
1918-2006
Opal Lyon, 88, of Louisa, Ky., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. She was born June 26, 1918, in Keaton, Ky., a daughter of the late Sanford and Margaret Ferguson Lyon. Opal was a retired financial officer and business teacher of the Lawrence County School System and an active member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and Louisa Bridge Clubs. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Buell Lyon, Jesse Lyon, Ross Lyon, Forest Lyon and Proctor Lyon. Opal is survived by a sister, Kathleen Ball of San Diego; a brother, Robert Lyon (June) of Orlando, Fla.; six nieces, Lynn McNeal of California, Dale Maroth, Rose Cahill, Joyce Wilson of Florida, Anna Patton of Ohio, Sue Diamond, and Phyllis Welch of Louisa; and three nephews, Jim Paul Lyon, Charles Lyon of Ashland and Richard (Sam) Lyon of Louisa. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at Louisa Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Vinnie Vanhoose. Burial will be in Yatesville Cemetery in Louisa. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund.

     
MCKENZIE, Helen Irene (Webb)
1921-2006
Helen Irene McKenzie, 85, of Auxier, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at her residence. Born March 16, 1921, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late William and Bertha Clark Webb. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford McKenzie, in 1990. Survivors include two daughters, Suva Music of Hilliard, Ohio, and Elvenia Combs of Huber Heights, Ohio; a brother, Chester Webb of Van Lear; two sisters, Elsie Ramey and Benice Austin, both of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bobby Joe Spencer and Richard Greene officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MESSER, Michael
1951-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Michael Messer, 55, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Messer was born March 17, 1951 in Carter County, Ky., son of Ruth Mundy Messer of Olive Hill, Ky., and the late Wayne Messer. He was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sandra Sue Walters Messer of Williamsport; one step-son, Richard Scott Burchett of Stambaugh, Ky.; two daughters, Tracie Evans of Olive Hill, and Amanda Bear of Ashland, Ky.; one step-daughter, Jalina Ann Burchett of Stambaugh; one sister, Sharon Geiger of Houston, Texas; and seven grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Shermie Williams, Doug Crider and Grover Hammonds, with burial in the Walters Family Cemetery at Williamsport. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.03 2006

   
MILLER, Donnette (Kallis)
1963-2006
Donnette Kallis Miller, 42, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 24, 1963, at Mazulla, Mont., she was a daughter of David Kallis and Nancy Clapper Laugherty. She was a homemaker and member of New Life Worship Center. Additional survivors include her husband, Terry Miller of Salyersville; two brothers, Tom Kallis of Paintsville, and Jimmy Sanders of Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 7, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with William Paul Perkins officiating. Burial was in Miller Family Cemetery, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MOLLETTE, Charles E.
1941-2006
Charles E. Mollette, 65, of Tomahawk, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Martin County Health Facility. Born Feb. 5, 1941, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Haskell and Margie Hall Mollette. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Mollette. Survivors include a son, Charles Mollette Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Lisa and Kimberly Mollette, both of Columbus; a brother, Earnest Chester Wallen of Tomahawk; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 6, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
POWELL, John Dr.
1961-2006
Dr. John Powell October 11, 1961 - September 11, 2006
Birthplace:   Paintsville, KY Resided In:   Centerville OH USA Visitation: September 14, 2006 Service:   September 15, 2006 Cemetery:   Owensboro Memorial Gardens Dr. John Powell, of Centerville, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 11, 2006 at his home.  Dr. Powell was a Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, a former member of Bellevue Baptist Church, and attended the University of Kentucky prior to graduating from the Washington University School of Medicine.  He enjoyed racquetball, hunting, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.  Dr. Powell was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Richard Powell, M.D.,  in 1992. Survivors include his fiancée, Tammy Schaff, of Centerville, Ohio; his sons, Luke Powell, Daniel Powell, Philip Powell, and Samuel Powell, all of Owensboro; his mother, Elizabeth Powell of Harrodsburg; a brother, Brian Powell of Lexington; and a sister, Ann Powell Hill of Harrodsburg. Services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Bellevue Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Friday at Glenn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Powell Children’s Educational Fund, c/o Old National Bank, 1215 Southtown Blvd, Owensboro, KY, 42301.

   
REYNOLDS, Bud
1947-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel for Bud Reynolds, 59, of Martin, Ky., who passed away Monday, Oct. 23 at Martin. Mr. Reynolds was born Jan. 7, 1947 at Martin, son of Ruth Virginia Skaggs Reynolds and the late William J. Reynolds Jr. He was a retired school teacher, and a member of the National Education Association, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Blue White Fund. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Patty Reynolds of Martin and Jody Reynolds (Randall) Blackburn of Staffordsville, Ky., and one nephew, Ethan Wade Reynolds of Louisville, Ky. The service will be officiated by Randy Osborne, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home of Martin. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.27 2006


    
ROBINSON, Margie (Rowland)
1918-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. at the Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky., for Margie Rowland Robinson, 88, of Greenup, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 26 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Robinson was born Feb. 14, 1918 at White House, Ky., daughter of the late Rev. Dock and Stella Curtis Rowland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard “Jack” Robinson; two sisters, Hazel Lester and Elizabeth Sanders; and three brothers, Everett, James, and Clyde Rowland. Surviving are one brother, the Rev. Earl (Dorothy) Rowland of Enon, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Ratcliff of Ragland, W.Va., and Gladys Thompson of Lebanon, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Marie Roland of Paintsville, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews and friends. The service was officiated by the Revs. Ancil Carter and Buck Macintosh, with burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Wright’s Funeral Home of Greenup.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.01 2006

   
ROWLAND, Glen Armstrong
1969-2006
Glen Armstrong Rowland, 38, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at his residence. Born Oct. 29, 1969, he was a son of Creval and Ruth Gullett Rowland of Hager Hill. He was a road construction laborer. Additional survivors include two daughters, Ashley Rowland, and Chelsey Rowland, both of Paintsville; seven brothers, Charles Rowland, Gary Rowland, William Rowland, all of Hager Hill, Happy Rowland of Thelma, Mike Rowland, Richard Rowland, and Clifford Rowland, all of Paintsville; and a sister, Jenny Burkhalter of Sandy Hook. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 15, at Paintville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Adams Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
SELVAGE, Charles T.
1925-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, Ohio, for Charles T. Selvage, 81, of Alger, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3 2006 at his residence. Mr. Selvage was born July 9, 1925 at Barnetts Creek, Ky., son of the late Alfred and Emma Ratliff Selvage. He was a member of the Wagram Valley United Baptist Church and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Lee and Clinton Selvage; and four sisters, Gartha Baldwin, Erie Rice, Edna Lena, and Herriett May. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Baldwin Selvage of Alger; two daughters, Joan Wilson of Alger and Wanda (Thomas) Nau of Findlay, Ohio; one brother, Reecie Selvage of Sunbury, Ohio; one sister, Hester Pierce of Westerville, Ohio; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Elders Isaiah Vance, Doug Lewis and Chester Adkins, with burial following in the Preston Cemetery in Alger. Arrangements under the direction of the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home of Alger. Paintsville Herald Friday 10-06-2006


SIZEMORE, C.S. "Johnny"
1945-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — C.S. "Johnny" Sizemore, 60, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 2, 1945, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Noah Buster and Prudie Minix Sizemore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jordan Sizemore; a son, Billy Joe Bailey; a daughter, Marie Bailey; two brothers, Jackie Sizemore, and Robert Sizemore. Survivors include a son, Johnny Sizemore of Salyersville; three daughters, Jenny Hampton of West Liberty, Helen Perkins and Joyce Bailey, both of Salyersville; two sisters, Vonda Sizemore of Florida, and Helen Banks of Salyersville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Bethlehem To Calvary Church with Dallas Patrick and Willard Risner officiating. Burial will be in Captain Powers Cemetery, Lakeville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Oct 2006

    
SIZEMORE, Garth D.
1975-2006
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Garth D. Sizemore, 31, of Mount Sterling, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries suffered when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Garth made the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle for a free world. Staff Sergeant Sizemore was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. Garth was born March 16, 1975, in Paintsville, Ky. He was a loving and devoted husband and son. He will be forever mourned by his friends, family and fellow soldiers. He is survived by his wife, Elena Sizemore; his mother, Carolyn Kay Sizemore of Englewood, Fla.; his father, Glen Sizemore of Mount Sterling; his paternal grandmother, Alliene Sizemore of Greenup, Ky.; his maternal grandmother, Dora Caldwell of Romeo, Mich.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anatoly and Irina Nedelko of Pyatigorsk, Russia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Sizemore; and his maternal grandfather, Homer Caldwell. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Greenup Christian Church. A private graveside service for the family will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sizemore Family Cemetery with military rites by the U.S. Army. Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home in Greenup.


    
STAMBAUGH, Sophia (Daniels)
1908-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sophia Daniels Stambaugh, 97, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Nov. 1, 1908, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Millie Akers Daniels. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Heber W. Stambaugh, in 1980; a brother, James Daniels; three sisters, Flossie Young, Nancy Fitch, and Pearlie Stambaugh; and two grandsons, Robert Stambaugh, and William Lee Stambaugh. Survivors include four sons, Harold Stambaugh of Wilkinson, W.Va., Cordell Stambaugh of Hillsboro, Ohio, Alvis Lee Stambaugh of Fresno, Calif., and Hershel Stambaugh of Hager Hill; a daughter, Elwanda Patrick of Wittensville; 16 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Brent Allen Patrick, James Kelly Caudill, and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct.2006

   
STAPLETON, Francis S.
1924-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Francis S. "Bus" Stapleton, 82, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dow and Alka Auxier Stapleton. He was a secondary education school teacher with the Johnson County School System and WW II Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Reed Stapleton of Flat Gap; two daughters, Brenda Pappas of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Sheila Trent of Georgetown; a son, Michael Stapleton of St. Louis, Mo., a brother, Johnny Carson Stapleton of Flat Gap; a sister, Garnet Gay Goble of Flat Gap; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 16, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Sammy Reed, Frankie Williams, and Danny Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct 2006

  
VANHOOSE, Ernest L.
1938-2006
Ernest L. Vanhoose, 68, of Nippa, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 18, 1938, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Nathan P. and Okie Music Vanhoose. He was a coal miner and a member of Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Music Vanhoose of Nippa; four sons, James Ernest Vanhoose of Urbana, Ohio, Thomas Gene Vanhoose, Loyal Dean Vanhoose, both of Nippa, and Rex Allen Vanhoose of Morehead; four brothers, James Nathan Vanhoose, Donald G. Vanhoose, Matthew Vanhoose, all of Lowmansville, and Robert Cecil Vanhoose of River; two sisters, Sarah Rachel Kretcha of Naples, Fla., and Opal Frances Williams of West Liberty; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Richardson Chapel with Tommy Meade, Brad Dutton, and Charlie Banks officiating. Burial will be in Ernest Vanhoose Memorial Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. A Masonic service was held Tuesday at the funeral home. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the church. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.27 2006


   
WARLIN, Linda Lou (Fairchild)
1944-2006
Linda Lou (Fairchild) Warlin, 62, of Springfield, OH went to be with the Lord peacefully at 1:35 p.m., October 31, 2006 with her Mother and Sister at her side holding her hands. She was born January 7, 1944 in Van Lear, KY, the daughter of Mary Margaret (Sammons) Johnston of Dayton and the late Wilburn Fairchild. She is survived by her loving husband, Dan Warlin of 21 years. One son and one daughter, Michael (Maretta) Rose of Springfield, Teresa Lynn and the late Charles Stockert, of Springfield; grandchildren, Stacey Kay Green, Michael Rose, Jr., Shawna and Krystal Rose; great-granchildren, Jayden and Kamya.; one loving sister, Madonna Sue (Robert) Heidenreich of Troy, OH; nieces, Gretchen (Mark) Kowlak of Troy, Gabriele (Jason) Chesko of Indianapolis, IN; nephews, Chris (Lisa) Heidenreich of Versailles, OH Erich (Chrisy) Heidenreich of Tipp City, OH, Craig (Kellie) Heidenreich of Troy; great nephews, Andrew, Austin, Colton, Zachery, and Garrett Kowalak, Holden Chesko, Crai! g Jr., Cameron, Nicholas Ethan and Evan Heidenreich; great nieces, Lydia and Brittany Heidenreich, and Britteny Lecker. In addition to her father and son-in-law, Linda was preceded in death by her step-father, Verl Wayne Johnston. A special Thank You goes to Joyce Carver, Mara Cochran, Charlene Foster and Connie Riehle who stayed by her side and brought her comfort. She was employed by the International Truck and Engine Division of Navistar and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 402 since 1997, and most recently a member of UAW Local 6 where she has worked for two and a half years at International's Melrose, Illinois plant. Prior to 1997, Linda was the owner and operator of "Nana's Village Pizza" in Christiansburg (OH) for seven years. She was past Worthy Matron of the Olivet Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Linda was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars in Huber Heights 3283 for 30 years. She really enjoyed fishing with her mother and p! laying cards with her sister. She will be truly missed by her family a nd friends and will be remembered by all as a very loving and caring Wife, Daughter, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. There will be a funeral service held on November 4, 2006, 10 a.m. at FISHER-CHENEY FUNERAL HOME, Troy. Friends may call at the funeral home on November 3, 2006 from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Room 3036A, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-8322. Interment will take place at Casstown Cemetery, Casstown.

        
WEIGAND, Clova (Salyers)
1916-2006
Clova Weigand, age 90 of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 in the Kenilworth Care Center, Sebring, Fla. Clova was born. Jan. 4, 1916 in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of the late Rosa and Austin Salyers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Con Franklin and Robert Weigand, daughter, Flora Brewer, granddaughter Connie Franklin, and special son-in-law, James A. Shaver. Survivors Include her daughters Brenda (John) Whittemore of Fairborn and Mildred Shaver of Xenia. Sons, James (Edna) Franklin and David Franklin, both of Sebring, Fla., Robert (Lucille) Salyers of Venice, Fla., 19 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E Main St., Fairborn, with services being conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Berean Baptist Temple, 2989 Trebein Rd., Fairborn, with the Rev. Lonnie Bocook officiating. Burial will follow in Byron Cemetery. The family request contributions be made in Clova's memory to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimers Association. Fairborn, Ohio 10/26/2006

   
WILEY, Anna (Parsley)
1940-2006
Anna Wiley, 65, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Nov. 28, 1940, in Martin County, she was a daughter of Nola Pemberton Parsley and the late Elmer Parsley. Additional survivors include her husband, Paul Wiley of Paintsville; two daughters, Paula Lafferty of Van Lear, and Sandy Austin Feltner of Paintsville; two brothers, Larry Parsley of Denver, and James Parsley of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Esther Meade of Edge Water, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southside Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund by contacting Phelps and Son Funeral Home at (606) 789-8989. Big Sandy News Oct.2006

   
WILKINS, Daisy (Borders)
1913-2006
Daisy Wilkins, 93, of Paintsville, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 9, 1913, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie Murray Borders. She was a seamstress and member of First United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wilkins, in 1989. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 19, at First United Methodist Church with Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Ulysses, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct.2006

  
WILLIAMS, Gerald
1966-2006
Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, for Gerald Williams, 40, of Powell, Ohio, formerly of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Oct. 22. Mr. Williams was the son of James G. (Mary) Williams and Alka Hanna. He was with the collections division of Checksmart. Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, David Williams, and his partner, Lee Frazier; dear friends Tim Destefano and Tom Gaadt; step-brother Chris Slone, and step-sisters Dana Mullins and Valerie Music; and one nephew, Brent. Arrangements under the direction of the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel of Worthington, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.25 2006

   
WILLIAMS, Robert W.
2006
Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Generations Funeral Home in New Albany, Ind., for Robert W. Williams, 73, who passed away Friday, Oct. 13 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Williams was a Kentucky colonel, spent 40 years as an educator, and was former football coach at Pleasure Ridge Park High School. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Williams; one son, Robert Wade Williams of Ft. Drum, N.Y.; one daughter, Rachel Cole of Carmel, Ind.; two step-children, Sharon Schorr and Gregory Detenber, both of Louisville; two sisters, Lou Bradley of Maysville, Ky., and Victoria Pack of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, Eddie Williams of Paintsville and Michael Williams of Brentwood, Tenn.; and several grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Generations Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.18 2006

   
WILLIAMS, Wathan Merell
1930-2006
Wathan Merell Williams, 75, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at his residence. Born Dec. 15, 1930, in Morgan County, a son of the late Kendle and Roule Reed Williams. He was a car salesman with Brown's Auto Sales and U.S. Air Force Korean Conflict veteran. Survivors include a son, Donald Williams of Meally; a daughter, Vicki Galloway of Danville; five sisters, Janie Caudill and Roberta Sparks, both of Lebanon, Ohio, Shirley Lemasters, Patsy McKenzie, and Phyllis Mullins, all of Red Bush; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Wendell Isom officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct.2006



NOVEMBER - 2006

  

 
ALLEN, Rosetta "Rose"
1932-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Rosetta "Rose" Allen, 73, of Salyersville, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 15, 1932, at Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Roxie Howard Allen. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Allen; and a sister, Vinetta Allen. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Allen of Salyersville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Tip Top Church, with Tim Watkins and Larry Williams officiating. Burial was in Dudley Allen Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News

     
BELCHER, Hazel Alene (Turner)
1921-2006
Hazel Alene Gayhart Nichols Belcher, 85, of Ironton, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at an Ashland, Ky., hospice. She was born June 15, 1921, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Hazel Dora Gibson Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lee Belcher. Surviving are son, B.J. Gayhart; daughters, Sidney Lewis, Yvonne Morgan and Star Mullins; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several great-great- grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Scott Jenkins and the Rev. Tim Jayne officiating and interment in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Portsmouth, Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
BLAIR, Lora Imogene (Simpson) 
1927-2006
Lora Imogene Blair, 79, of Wabash, Indiana, died Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 8:30PM at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash. She was born May 26, 1927 in Van Lear, Kentucky to Charley E. and Della (Miller) Simpson. She was a member of Dora Christian Church. Mrs. Blair lived in the Wabash area since 1964, coming from West Van Lear, Kentucky. She was a machine operator 30 years at Preferred Company, formerly United Technologies, of Andrews, IN. She is survived by her three daughters, Patricia A. Burke of Wabash, Marsha J. Rhoades, West Virginia; and Della Blair of Huntington; two granddaughters, Terry L. (Robyn) Robinson and Brenda (Thom) Hiner, both of Wabash; two grandsons, Phillip West and Johnny West, both of North Manchester; two great-grandsons, Robert C. Robinson and Dylan L. Hiner, both of Wabash; great-granddaughter, Hannah Hiner of Wabash; sister, Shirley (Harold) Green of Sitka, Kentucky; Niece, Robin Shepherd; and two nephews, Michael Green, and Timothy Green, all of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her son, Herschel Blair, Jr. and one grandson, Jerry West. There will be no visitation or funeral service. -------------- Lora Imogene Blair   Born in Van Lear, Kentucky on May 26, 1927 Departed on Nov. 4, 2006 and resided in Wabash, IN. -------------  Visitation: No Visitation   Service: No Service   Cemetery: No Burial

   
BURKE, Ethel Marie (Tackett)
1928-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ethel Marie Tackett Burke, 77, of Westwood, died Sunday, Nov. 19 2006. Born Nov. 28, 1928, at Portsmouth, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Eldora Walker Tackett. She was a member of Little Jewell Old Regular Baptist Church, and a former Avon representative. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Otis Steele Jr. and Carl Conley Jr.; a great-granddaughter; and four brothers, Bobby Lee Tackett, Jesse Tackett, Earl Tackett, and Bill Tackett. Survivors include her husband, Bro. John Morgan Burke of Westwood; a son, John Burke Jr. of Westwood; six daughters, Pamela Wright of Greenup, Linda Venters and Betty Conley, both of Ashland, Anna Stapleton of Flatwoods, Johnda Marie Burke of Columbia, S.C., and Judy McDaniel of Wurtland; four sisters, Barbara Broughton and Mary Burke, both of Ashland, Jackie Brewer of Greenup, and Janice Rhymes of Georgia; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 25, at Little Jewell Old Regular Baptist Church, Westwood, with Elders Terry Bryant and Junior Ruggles officiating. Burial was in Kerby Flats Cemetery, under direction of Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

     
BURNS, William "Willie"
1940-2006
William "Willie" Burns, 65, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at Adena Health Care System, Chillicothe. Born Dec. 28, 1940, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Savanna Meade Burns. He was a general laborer. Survivors include a son, John Burns of Waverly, Ohio; a daughter, Connie Sparks of Piketon, Ohio; a sister, Mattie Rose Cook of Columbus, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelley Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Burns Family Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CHANDLER, Alka (Harris)
1912-20062006
Alka Harris Chandler, 94, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Sept. 29, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Erie Castle Harris. She was a registered nurse. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Chandler. Survivors include a sister, Helen Hazelette of Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

    
COLLINS, Harold Vernon
1941-2006
Of Wayne, Michigan
Harold Vernon Collins, age 65, of Westland, died at 5:15 a.m. on November, 20, 2006 at Garden City Hospital. He had been seriously ill for three weeks. He was born June 13, 1941 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Conard and Glady Mae (Wells) Collins. He was married to Judy Perry in August of 1963. For more than twenty years he was employed by Clark Oil and managed several service stations in the Downriver Area. He enjoyed coin collecting and playing his guitar and banjo. For the last twelve years he had made his home with Lisa Dukes. He is survived by two sons: Jeffrey of Monroe and Timothy of Ypsilanti; three brothers: Christopher Columbus (Betty) of Taylor, Jesse (Jewel) of Van Lear, KY, and Colvert (Peggy) of Greenup, KY; a sister: Verdie Mollette of Milan; and four grandchildren. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Wednesday November 22 and 2-9 p.m., Friday, November 24 at the Uht Funeral Home, Westland. 734-721-8555. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 25. His nephew Doug Mollette will officiate. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 27, 2006. at 12 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, KY. Friends may attend for graveside services from 11-12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to the family.

       
CONLEY, Dixie Angeline (Kestner)
1923-2006
Dixie Angeline Kestner Conley, 83, of East Point, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at her residence. Born Feb. 10, 1923, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Clara Colvin Kestner. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William Henry Conley of East Point; a son, James Conley of East Point; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Heater, Kevin Conley, and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

   
DAVIS, James Douglas "Dougie"
1971-2006
James Douglas "Dougie" Davis, 35, of Hager Hill, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at his residence. Born July 19, 1971, in Johnson County, he was a son of Larry Davis of Wittensville, and Mary Perkins Davis, also of Wittensville. Additional survivors in-clude a daughter, Kristen Davis of Staffordsville; and a sister, Teresa Blackburn of Stambaugh. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.22 2006

   
FAIRCHILD, Thomas
1944-2006   
Thomas Fairchild, 62, of South Point, passed away Tuesday (November 28, 2006) at Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Paintsville, Kentucky native was born May 15, 1944, the son of the late Ray and Della Centers Fairchild. Mr. Fairchild was born and raised in Paintsville, Kentucky but lived in Lawrence County, Ohio the past 20 years. He loved fishing and just being outdoors and Nascar. He was a former Sanitation worker for Poplin Sanitation in Greenup, Kentucky. He is survived by: his life partner: Carol Clevenger of South Point 3 daughters and a son-in-law: Angie and James McClane of Belleview, Florida, Kimberly D'Andrea of Ocala, Florida and Jo Anna Fairchild of Summerfield, Florida 1 brother: Curt Fairchild of Columbus, Ohio 10 sisters: Margaret Rhoden and Evelyne Musser both of Columbus, Ohio, Fannie Collins and Charlotte Hall both of Greenup, Kentucky, Laverne Horne, Dixie Hannah, Wanda Collins, Venice Hannah and Brenda Hitchcock all of Prestonsburg, Kentucky and Paula Hall of South Shore, Kentucky 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild Funeral service will be Friday (December 1, 2006) 1:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton, Ohio with Pastor Daniel Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call Friday after 12:00 Noon. Donations would be greatly appreciated to assist the family, c/o Thomas Fairchild family, PO Box 122, Ironton, Ohio 45638. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
FIELDS, John E.
1967-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — John E. Fields, 38, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at his residence. Born Dec. 27, 1967, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Hershell Fields and Shirley Walters. Survivors include his wife, Paula Childers Fields; a son, Justin Matthew Fields of Van Lear; three brothers, Terry Eugene Fields of Prestonsburg, Hershell Fields Jr. of Oklahoma and Gary Fields of Van Lear; and a sister, Debbie Kelly of Flat Gap. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 26 at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Hubert Slone, Roger Hill, and Byron Wells officiating. Burial was in Childers-Pelphrey Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

     
FITCH, John P.
1918-2006
John P. Fitch, 88, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 8, 1918, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Albert and Leona Meek Fitch. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Wells Fitch, in 1998; and a son, Robert Ray May. Survivors include two sons, Larry Fitch of Van Lear, and Gary K. Fitch of West Van Lear; a daughter, Kathy Fitch Jenkins of Salyersville; a brother, Burl Fitch of Meally; two sisters, Nola Penix of Paintsville, and Lida Trimble of Hazard; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Goble officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
HACKNEY, Gary Bryce
1952-2006
Gary Bryce Hackney, 54, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born March 8, 1952, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Herbert L. and Doris Daniels Hackney. He was a welder and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Blevins Hackney of Flat Gap; a son, Gary Matthew Hackney of Staffordsville; a step-son, Bert Blevins of Flat Gap; a daughter, Alisha Renee Hackney of Staffordsville; two stepdaughters, Tina Jenkins and Leslie Blevins, both of Flat Gap; a brother, Dana Hackney of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Shelia Vanhoose of Kenova, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Steve Rose and Wayne Lyons officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

  
HAIGHT, Betty Ruth (Blevins)
1934-2006
Betty Ruth Blevins Haight, 72, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 9, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Foster and Arizona Clark Blevins. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thornton K. Haight, in 2004; a son Yankee Edward Conley; a daughter, Kathy Conley Hall; and a brother, James E. Blevins. Survivors include three sons, Curtis Michael Conley of Sitka, Darrell K. Conley of Staffordsville, and Timothy Edward Haight of Paintsville; two daughters, Karen Sue Bevins of Paintsville, and Vickie Lynn Stanley of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Elva Dutton of Paintsville, and Martha Cupoli of Hilliard, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Doug Crider and Hursnton Hall officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

   
HARRIS, Lowell J. "Peanut"
1934-2006
Lowell J. "Peanut" Harris, 72, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 28, 1934, in Michigan, he was a son of the late Ova John and Anna P. Wheeler Harris. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Falcon, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov. 2006

   
HOLBROOK, Jessie
1941-2006
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church for Jessie Holbrook, 65, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29 2006 at his residence. Mr. Holbrook was born Feb. 21, 1941 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late John and Lillie Smith Holbrook. He was employed by Big Sandy RECC. Surviving are three brothers, James and Otto Holbrook, both of Flat Gap, and Clayton Holbrook of Keaton, Ky. The service will be officiated by David Clark, Paul E. Keaton and Delbert Music, with burial following in the Holbrook Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.01 2006

   
HOWARD, Paul Ray
1933-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Paul Ray Howard, 73, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 7, 1933, in Bath County, he was a son of the late Rev. Harrison and Sarah Ann Prather Howard. He was a welder, of the Baptist faith, and a member of the National Guard. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Douglas Howard, Blanton Howard, George Howard, and Harrison Howard; and two sisters, Faye Howard Carpenter and Forrest Howard. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Nester Howard of Salyersville; six sons, Paul Ray Howard Jr., Mark Van Howard, James Forrest Howard, Jeffery Ronald Howard, Fred Howard, all of Salyersville, and Milburn Harrison Howard of Indiana; three daughters, Belinda Howard Gibson of Salyersville, and Paulinda Howard and Pamela Darlene Howard, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; 34 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Robert Shepherd and Scotty Taulbee officiating. Burial was in Risner Family Cemetery, Stanfords Branch, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

    
ISAACS, Allene Jewell (McKenzie)
1928-2006
Allene Jewell Isaacs, 78, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 11 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Jerm McKenzie and Mary Boyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Isaacs, in 1966. Survivors include three sons, Clyde Isaacs of Spurlock, Prestonsburg, David Isaacs of Gibraltar, Mich.; and Joseph Isaacs of Johnson City, Tenn.; three daughters, Charlotte Lawson of Gate City, Va., Jerma Lynn McKenzie-Harmon of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Janet Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C.; several grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial was in the family cemetery, Ford Gap, Auxier, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

  
JOHNSON, Hazel Grace (Conley)
1912-2006
Hazel Grace Conley Johnson, 94, of Morehead, Ky., and Elliott County, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2006, at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, Ky., by Tim Rhodes, Paul Preston and Marvin Beculhimer. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens. She was born Nov. 4, 1912, in Barnrock, Ky., Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Dora Meade Conley. She was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church in Flatgap for years and had been a member of Elliottville Baptist Church since 1994. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ova C. Johnson, in 2001 and a stepdaughter, Yvonne Fultz, in 1998. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Ray, Herschel, Harold, Conrad and Byron Conley; and five sisters, Lexie Dixon, Fern Lyon, Merle Fairchild, Florence Meade and Anna J. Beculhimer. Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Sue Greene and husband Ernest of Ashland, Ky., and Janet L. Johnson of Morehead; three granddaughters, Angela L. Greene of Wilder, Ky., Stacy Baker and husband Scott of Winchester, Ky., and Rachel Williams and husband Robert of Fort Mitchell, Ky.; and a stepgrandson, Mike Fultz and wife Michelle of Morehead. Additional survivors include five great-grandchildren and two stepgreat- grandchildren, Conley Baker, Savannah Baker, Madison Williams, Mason Williams , Megan Williams, Mickey Fultz and Michaela Fultz; a sister, Ruth McKenzie of Flatgap; many nieces, nephews and friends; and special caregivers Peggy Layne, Pat Porter and Sue Cox. Hazel was a graduate of Morehead State Teachers College and a retired teacher who taught 50 years, mostly in Elliott County schools. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, a former member of the Elliott County Library Board, a former secretary of Elliott County Retired Teachers and an election officer for 20 years. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, and an hour before the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
JOHNSTON, Mary Margaret (Sammons)
1922-2006
Mary Margaret (Sammons) Johnston, Age 84, of Dayton, OH went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2006 following a brief illness. She was born on May 1, 1922 in Boons Camp, KY to the late Eddie and Fannie (Penix) Sammons. Mary married Verl "Bud" Johnston (Pops), who preceded her in death on November 12, 1978. Mary Margaret had two daughters, Madonna Sue (Fairchild) married to Robert Heidenreich of Troy, OH and Linda Lou (Fairchild) married to Dan Warlin of Springfield, OH. Linda preceded her mother in death on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. She was deeply saddened when her daughter passed away. She is survived by two sisters, Lenora Wright and Helen Jean (John) Heberling both of Huber Heights, OH. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Johnnie Lee and Eddie Jr. Sammons. She had seven grandchildren who called her "MOMAW': Michael (Maretta) Rose, Teresa Stockert, Chris (Lisa) Heidenreich, Gretchen (Mark) Kowalak, Erich (Chrisy) Heidenreich, Craig (Kellie) Heidenreich and Gabriele! (Jason) Chesko. Mary had eighteen great-grandchildren who called her "MAM MAM": Andrew, Austin, Colton, Zachery and Garrett Kowalak, Holden Chesko, Brittany, Craig Jr., Cameron, Nicholas, Lydia, Ethan and Evan Heidenreich, Brittney Lecker, Stacy Kay Green, Michael Jr., Shawnna and Krystal Rose. She had two great-great- grandchildren: Jaden Green and Kamya Rose. Mary retired from Delco Products in Dayton after 30 years and was a member of the IUE CWA Local 755 Union. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW in Huber Heights #3283 for 35 years. Her daughters and all of her grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren brought her great happiness in life. She enjoyed fishing at Indian Lake with her daughters and great-grandchildren. Playing cards, driving her car, going to the beauty shop on Thursdays, and horse racing were among some of her favorite past times. She always looked forward to watching the running of the Kentucky Derby every spring ! with her sister and daughters. A special thanks goes to her dear friend, Ann Higley for always being there for her. She was loved so much by all who knew her and will be truly missed. Funeral services for Mary will be held at 11:00 AM November 14, 2006 at the Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike. Interment Byron Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 PM November 13, 2006. Dayton, Ohio

   
JONES, Everett
1924-2006
JONES, Everett R. 82, of Springfield, died Thursday evening, November 2, 2006 in Oakwood Village Glaesner Care Center. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on April 11, 1924 the son of Louis and Vernie (Estep) Jones. Everett retired from General Motors (Frigidaire) and attended Forest Valley Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a granddaughter whom he raised, Tina (Gary) Frederick of Springfield; a granddaughter, Tiffanie (Ryan) Smith of South Carolina; two great grandchildren, Tyler Houston and Samantha Swygart; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; a good friend, Glen Bowers; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rena E. Jones; and a son Gary Russell Jones. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Newcomers Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 11/4/2006

   
LEMASTER, Frank Jr.
1937-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Frank Lemaster Jr., 69, formerly of Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Nov. 19 at Baptist Hospital NE in La Grange, Ky. Mr. Lemaster was born Sept. 19, 1937 in Johnson County, son of the late Cova Blevins and Frank Lemaster Sr. Surviving are two sons, Billy Joe and James Meade, both of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; six brothers, Everett Lemaster of Mansfield, Ohio, Charles Lemaster of Wabash, Ind., Harold Lemaster of Glasgow, Ky., Ricky and Freddie Lemaster, both of Staffordsville, Ky., and Ronnie Allen Lemaster of Warsaw, Ind.; and two sisters, Edith Martin of Paintsville, Ky., and Anita Jo Hall of Staffordsville, Ky. Burial will be in the Lemaster-Blevins Cemetery at Volga, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.24 2006


LITTERAL, Maymie (Blair)
1906-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Maymie Litteral, 100, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 18, 1906, she was a daughter of the late John and Hattie George Blair. She was a school cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Benson Litteral, in 1969. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Adams of Oil Springs, and Janet Sue Mejeur of Plainwell, Mich.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial was in Litteral Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.29 2006

    
LOWE, James "Jim"
1931-2006
James "Jim" Lowe, 75, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 at his residence. He was born April 12, 1931, in Johnson County. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandchild. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Perkins of Staffordsville, and Nancy Jane Ward of Flat Gap; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 18, at Childers Funeral Home Chapel, Meally, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in a Lowe Castle Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

   
LYONS, Flora
1917-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Flora Lyons, 89, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 at Oakmond Manor, Flatwoods. Born May 11, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Meniffee and Rennie Rigsby Montgomery. She was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lyons, in 2001. Survivors include a son, Vinton Lyons of Paintsville; a daughter, Doris Evans of Flatwoods; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Wayne Price officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday  Dec.01 2006

  
MASON, Billie Marie (Preston)
1921-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Billie Marie Preston Mason, 84, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Nov. 30, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 14, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William McKinley and Lyda Nunnery Preston. She was a retired state social worker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Mason, in 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Joy Mason Johnson of Santa Ana, Calif., and Lyda Ward of Paintsville; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Bob Coppings officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec.2006

    
MAY, Lisa Ann
1968-2006
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. at the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church at Riceville, Ky., for Lisa Ann May, 38, of Leander, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8 at her residence. Ms. May was born Sept. 17, 1968 in Johnson County, Kentucky, daughter of Linda Blanton May of Leander, Ky., and the late Paul E. May. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Kay May. Surviving are one son, Paul Michael May of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Belinda Justine May of Paintsville; two brothers, Paul David May of Leander and Darrell Edward May of Paintsville; three sisters, Teresa Lynn and Judy Carol May, both of Leander, and Dena Lou May of Paintsville; and several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Donald Ray Caudill and Joe Scott, with burial in the May Cemetery on Greasy Creek at Leander. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.22 2006

    
MCKENZIE, Anna Lucille (Hicks)
1932-2006
Anna Lucille Hicks McKenzie, 74, of Thealka, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 4, 1932, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Central "C.V." and Ermal Rockett Hicks. She was a retired telephone operator with South Central Bell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl McKenzie, in 1994; a brother, Andrew James Hicks; and a sister, Betty Christine Dickerson. Survivors include a son, Carl E. McKenzie Jr. of Thealka; a daughter, Cheryl McKenzie of Paintsville; three brothers, Claude Edward Hicks of Destin, Fla., Jerry Dee Hick of Panama City, Fla., and Terry Lee Hicks of Auxier; two sisters, Peggy Sue Jarrell of Bob White, W.Va., and Sandra Lee Vint of Wharton, W.Va.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

   
MUSIC, Jerry Allen
1954-2006
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Jerry Allen Music, 52, of Ulysses, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 3, 1954, at Paintsville, he was a son of Gladys Athington McDaniel of Louisa, and the late Pasco Music. He was a diesel mechanic and of the Baptist faith. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Connie K. Skaggs Music of Ulysses; a daughter, Christina Castle of Hueysville; and three brothers, David H. Music and Danny K. Music, both of Louisa, and Michael T. Music of Fallsburg. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Bevins and Jimmy Vanhoose officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Paintsville, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Community Hospice are suggested. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.29 2006

     
NEWSOME, Brose Jr.
1933-2006
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home at Inez, Ky., for Brose Newsome Jr., 73, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Nov. 25 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Newsome was born March 18, 1933 in Martin County, Ky., son of the late Eliza Ward and Brose Newsome Sr. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James and Marvin Newsome, and one sister, Louise Durst. Surviving are his wife, Rilda Johnson Newsome; two daughters, Francis Herbert of Virginia and Brenda Fairley of Delaware, Ohio; five step-daughters, Geneva Waller and Linda Keller, both of Paintsville, Ky., Christine Ammnos of Providence Forge, Va., Phyllis Vanhoose of Inez, Ky., and Diana Stewart of Williamsburg, Va.; three brothers, Jay Newsome of Debord, Ky., Hobert Newsome of Ohio, and Sylvester Newsome of Milo, Ky.; three sisters, Olive Preece, Mary Crum and Shelby Jean Jarrett, all of Debord; and 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Ray Newsome, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home at Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.29 2006

    
PENNINGTON, Eliza
1913-2006
Eliza Pennington, 93, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at Elliot Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sandy Hook. Born Sept. 25, 1913, she was a retired cook with Flat Gap Elementary School. Survivors include her husband, Frank Pennington of Flat Gap; two sons, Larry Pennington of Flat Gap, and Paul Pennington of West Liberty; a daughter, Virginia Ruth Cantrell of Piqua, Ohio; a sister, Edna Cantrell of Sand Lick; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.22 2006

   
POWERS, George E.
1918-2006
George E. Powers, 88, of Auxier, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 2, 1918, at Lancer, he was a son of the late David and Jinnielee Honeycutt Powers. He was a member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by a son, James L. Powers; three brothers, James, Orville and Elzie Powers; and three sisters, Maggie Hatfield, Mary Belle Clifton and Sophie Wells. Survivors include his wife, Ruby E. Griffith Powers; three sons, Darrell Powers and Michael Powers, both of Auxier, and Cecil Powers of Massillion, Ohio; four daughters, Brenda Davis of New Comerstown, Ohio, Neva Ferrell of Como, Fla., Laverne McClure of Navarre, Ohio, and Georgia Marsillett of Prestonsburg; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Auxier Freewell Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer, David Powers and Southie Fannin Jr. officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2006

  
PRESTON, Larry Dean
1959-2006
Larry Dean Preston, 47, of Wellington, died Thursday at home. He was born June 13, 1959, in Johnson County. His wife, Lana Rudd Preston, survives. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church in Nippa. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 tonight and until time of service Sunday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. A Masonic service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home by Chandlersville Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Claire Hospice.


PRICE, Rollie Jr
1930-2006
Rollie Price, Jr., 76, of Whitehouse, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Feb. 18, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Rollie Sr. and Laura Patrick Price. He was a herdsman with a Milk Company and a member of Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Morrow Price of Whitehouse; seven sons, Robert Price of Piqua, Ohio, Narvel Meek of Winsor, Mo., Timothy Meek of Columbus, Ohio, James Douglas Meek of Middleton, Ala., Lemmie Dean Price and Aaron Dean Price, both of Whitehouse, and Jimmy Price of Ohio; six daughters, Patty Gradson of Columbus, Ruby Price and Elaine Knight, both of Oklahoma, Paulette Handy of Lindside, W.Va., Virginia Shepherd of Paintsville, Brenda Price of Hager Hill, and Edna Collett of Offutt; a brother, David Arnold Price of Waco; two sisters, Opal Meek of Tomahawk, and Bradeline Mollette of Whitehouse; several grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 6, at Whitehouse Community Church, with Charles Banks, Ellis Hamilton, and Eugene Stambaugh officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

  
REED, Hazel Marie "Granny" (VanHoose)
1911-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hazel Marie "Granny" Reed, 95, of Tutor Key, died Thursday, Nov. 30 2006. Born Sept. 21, 1911, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Gracie McCarty VanHoose. She was a member of Tutor Key Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Reed, in 1983. Survivors include three sons, James Donald Reed and William Howard Reed, both of Paintsville, and Charles Darrell Reed of Van Lear; three daughters, Wanda Stapleton of Tutor Key, Lillian Gamble of Flat Gap, and Wilma Collins of East Point; two sisters, Imogene Cochran of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Ola Fyffe of Flat Gap; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 3, at Tutor Key Enterprise Baptist Church, with Gail Music and Todd Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

    
RICE, Wilma Geraldine "Gerry"
1941-2006
Wilma Geraldine "Gerry" Rice, 65, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born April 18, 1941, in Vinton County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Eva Detty Pettit. She was a factory worker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer C. Rice. Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Miller of Oil Springs, and Chris Rice of Bucyrus, Ohio; a brother, Randy Pettit of North Lewisburg, Ohio; four sisters, Ann Clary of Londonberry, Ohio, Jackie Myers and Sandy Meyer, both of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, and Susie Liff of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 11, at Salyersville Free Will Baptist Church with Dick Vanhoose and Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Nov 2006

 
SALYERS, Lorena Gaye (Williams)
2006
Lorena Gaye Williams Salyer, a native of Johnson County and resident of Richmond since 1954, passed away at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late K.W. and Laura Williams. Mrs. Salyer graduated from the University of Kentucky and was a respected High School teacher and master homemaker. She served as past president of the district Board of the P.T.A. and was active in several local school organizations. She was very active in the First Baptist Church as chairman of the Church Committees and as a teacher of the Builders Bible Sunday School Class for 39 years. She was a past member of the Pattie A. Clay Hospital Board and the Richmond Altrusa Club. She was also a member of the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky, the Richmond Woman's Club, and the Jackson Woman's Club. She served as president of the Kentucky Mother's Association and was chairman of the Library Board. She was also a member of the University of Kentucky Fellows Society. Together with her husband, Ray Salyer, they established an endowment at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine to help needy students. She is survived by her husband, Ray Salyer; two children: Dr. Virginia Roberts and husband Tom, and Dr. William Salyer and wife Dr. Diane; sisters Erie Junkin and Eugenia Conley. She has four grandchildren: Scarlett Bumgarner, Dr.Jennifer Nicolini, Lara Salyer and Kathryn Salyer; and three great- grandchildren: Sarah Bumgarner, Isabella Nicolini and Emma Nicolini. . She is preceded in death by a sister Macy J. Salyer, and a brother Eulas J. Williams. Services will be held 11am Thurs, First Baptist Church in Richmond, with Rev. Curtis Warf and Rev. Bobby Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be Wed, 6pm at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Raymond Anderson, Scott Althauser, Eugene Parks, John Hurt, Sherman Fritz, Alfred Patrick, John Puckett, Charles Brown, and Clark Pergrem. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Patricia Barnwell, Dr. Linda Fagan, the past and present members of the Builders Bible Class at First Baptist Church, past and present Caregivers: Margaret Parks, Linda Moberly, Wanda Manasco, Bernice Thomas, Armina M Mullikin, Margaret Marcum, Martha Jackson, Betsy James and Margaret Hurt. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Lexington Ky. 11/30/2006.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
SHEPHERD, Jaxon R. Chaney
2006-2006
Jaxon R. Chaney Shepherd, one month old, of Langley, Floyd County, died Wednesday, Nov. 15 2006. Born Oct. 5, at Paintsville, he was a son of Jason Shepherd and Aimee D. Chaney, both of Langley. Survivors include a brother, Danny Christopher Smith of Langley; a sister, Alyssa Raiann Shepherd of Hippo; and grandparents, Jack and Brenda Murrell Shepherd of Langley and Danny and Sybrina Hicks Chaney of Minnie. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 18, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Glenn Adkins and A.B. Thacker officiating. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, Hayes Branch, Turkey Creek, Langley, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2006

    
STAPLETON, Andy ‘Bill’
1920-2006
A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, for Andy “Bill” Stapleton, 86, of Mt. Sterling, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 9 at Chillicothe Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chillicothe, Ohio. Mr. Stapleton was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Denver, Ky., son of the late Marion and Mintie Cooper Stapleton. He was a WWII veteran, was awarded the Bronze Star, and retired from North American Rockwell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanda L. Williams Stapleton; one sister, Sarah Welch; four brothers, Tobe, Perk, Marion Jr. and Charles Stapleton; and one grandchild, Andrew G. Snyder. Surviving are two sons, William Rod (Debbie) Stapleton of Celina, Ohio, and Dennis Allan Stapleton of Mt. Sterling; one daughter, Donna (Don) Snyder of Chillicothe; four sisters, Hattie Rice of Dayton, Ohio, Marie Rice and Grace Spears, both of Paintsville, Ky., and Bessie Spears of Springfield, Ohio; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Dan Culbertson, with burial in the Charleston Church Cemetery at Dunkard Hill Road in Chillicothe. Arrangements under the direction of the Porter Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.15 2006

    
TACKETT, Cecil
1919-2006
Cecil Tackett, 87, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born March 1, 1919, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Chat Tackett and Pinola Howard. He was a former custodian with Paintsville Elementary School. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Jess Tackett, Arlie Tackett, Neal Tackett, Henry Tackett, and Kennel Tackett; and a sister, Bessie Moore. Survivors include his wife, Ora Haney Tackett of Paintsville; four sons, Willis Woodrow Tackett of Waverly, Ohio, Phillip Roger Tackett of Johnstown, Ohio, Wendell Lee Tackett of Wabash, Ind., and Cecil Curtis Tackett of Paintsville; two daughters, Alice Jane Meade of Tutor Key, and Alma Lois Wright of Louisa; a brother, Henry Tackett of Paintsville; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Buddy McKenzie, Josh Wright, and Eddie Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.17 2006

   
THOMAS, Johnetta (Childers)
1944-2006
Johnetta Childers Thomas, 62, of Blaine, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Feb. 6, 1944, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late John Childers and Pauline Holbrook McDowell. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Annie Thomas of Blaine, and Paula Wells of Thelma; two sons, Timmy Blevins of Sandy Hook, and Jonathan Gilliam of Blaine; four brothers, Glenn Hopson, and Jim Hopson, both of Blaine, and Tom Childers and Frank Childers, both of Coldwater, Mich.; two sisters, Tena Gilliam of Grayson and Bobbie Thompson of Louisa; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Blaine, with Revs. Ford McKenzie and Roger Jordan officiating. Burial was in Precious Memories Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.15 2006

    
TRAVIS, Mary Edith (McKenzie)
1935-2006
Mary Edith Travis, 70, of East Point, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at her residence. Born Nov. 20, 1935, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Willie McKenzie and Fannie Bowen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hunt Travis. Survivors include two sons, Glen Travis of Prestonsburg, and Hobart Travis of East Point; a brother, Irvin McKenzie of Ohio; one grandchild; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in McKenzie Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.12 2006

   
VANHOOSE,  Edna Mae (Robinson
1919-2006
Edna Mae (Robinson) VanHoose, 87, passed away Nov. 24 2006 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington, Fayette Co.,Ky. She was born Oct. 07 1919 in Johnson Co Ky, the daughter of John Walter & Rosa (Collins) Robinson. Edna was widowed at the time of death. Burial was in the Mayo Cem., Paintsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

There was no published obit for Edna this information comes directly from her death certificate.


    
WALTERS, Pearl J. (Young)
1920-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Pearl J. Young Walters, 86, of Offutt, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Nov. 5 at her residence. Mrs. Walters was born Oct. 14, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Ben and Mollie Cordial Young. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wince Walters. Surviving are one son, Stephen W. Walters of Offutt; one daughter, Janice Sue Getman of Slidell, La.; one brother, Walter Young of Boons Camp, Ky.; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Shady Lee Walters, Claude Mollette and Kenny Preece, with burial following in the Ben Young Cemetery at Offutt. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 8, 2006

     
WILLIAMS, Harold Eugene ‘Bud’
1933-2006
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett, Texas, for Harold Eugene “Bud” Williams, 72, of Sachse, Texas, who passed away Monday, Oct. 30. Mr. Williams was born Nov. 4, 1933 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late Bernard and Alta Williams. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Ann Williams. Surviving are one daughter, Deborah Spyres (Michael Johnson); one brother, James Williams of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Delores “Sis” Booth of Van Lear, Annice Music of Boons Camp, Ky., and Eula Mae McGinnis of Grayson, Ky.; and one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Williams Funeral Directors of Garland, Texas. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.03 2006

   
WIREMAN, Kathy (Bailey)
1958-2006
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kathy Bailey Wireman, 47, of Royalton, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 28, 1958, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of Eva Bailey Burgett and the late Buster Bailey. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors in-clude a son, Michael David White of Royalton; two daughters, Rebecca Ann White of Salyersville, and Renee Wireman of Gunlock; two brothers, Jimmy Dean Bailey and Buster Bailey Jr., both of Royalton; two sisters, Wanda Lee Bailey and Debbie Lynn Perkins, both of Royalton; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 2, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Simon Porter and Larry Williams officiating. Burial was in Brushy Fork Cemetery, Brushy Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

     
WRIGHT, Geraldine (Whitt)
1947-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Geraldine Wright, 59, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 3, 1947, at Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of Emogene Baisden Whitt of Prestonsburg and the late Frank Whitt. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Roy Dean Wright of Paintsville; a daughter, Angela Boyd of Prestonsburg; a son, Johnny Darrin Calhoun of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, Franklin Whitt and Larry Michael Whitt, both of Prestonsburg; and two sisters, Christine Blair and Melissa Felty, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 1, at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bro. Shawn Blair officiating. Burial will be in Crider Family Cemetery, Johns Creek, Van Lear, under direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.01 2006

     
WRIGHT, Lena (Branham)
1923-2006
Lena Branham Wright, 83, of Ashland, died Saturday morning [Nov.25 2006] in King's Daughters Medical Center. Lena was a resident of Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and attended church services at Kingsbrook. She was born March 13, 1923, in Oil Springs, Ky., a daughter of the late Fred and Ducie Collins Branham. She is survived by a son, Ralph M. Wright Jr. of Ashland; two daughters, Mary Denlinger of Greenup and Carole Weinfurtner of Catlettsburg; a brother, Bert Branham of Charleston, S.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth Patrick of Spartanburg, N.C., Marie Craft of Louisville, Ky., and Elvina Miller of Paducah, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland. ----Ashland Kentucky. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



DECEMBER - 2006


BOOTH, Earl Lloyd
1930-2006
Earl Lloyd Booth, 76, of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 9 2006. Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Lon and Bessie Dawson Booth. He was retired from the Lenox Company. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Luster Booth of Columbus; a son, Craig Booth of Columbus; three daughters, Earletta Meade of Van Lear, Londa Meek of Whitehouse, and Brigget Yousef of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Clifford Booth of Van Lear, and Bill Booth of Springfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Myers Funeral Home, with Tommy Meade and David Meek officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Hills Cemetery, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.13 2006

      
BROWN, Clara (Lemaster)
1919-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Clara Brown, 87, of Swamp Branch, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 19, 1919, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Jane Sexton Lemaster. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gale Brown, in 2005; a son, Bryan Brown; a brother, Junior Lemaster; and two sisters, Dorothy Bates and Myrtle Howard. Survivors include three sons, John Brown of Chelsea, Mich., and Donald Brown and Jim Brown, both of Paintsville; a brother, Charles Lemaster of Allen; three sisters, Charlotte Lacy of Nicholasville, Mable Arms of Urbana, Ohio, and Margaret Hayes of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 28, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Scott and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Brown Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.29 2006

    
BURCHETT, Aaron Scott
1972-2006
Aaron Scott Burchett, 34, of Sitka, died Thursday, Dec.14, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 23, 1972, in Johnson County, he was a son of Keith and Penny Sublett Burchett. Additional survivors include paternal grandmother, Garnett Burchett, and maternal grandmother, Wanetta Sublett. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 17, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

     
BURTON, Lawrence "Wiggle"
1926-2006
MADISON COUNTY — Lawrence "Wiggle" Burton, 80, of Richmond, fomerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at Fort Sanders Hospital, Sevierville. Born March 23, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Foster and Rachel Burton. He was of the Baptist faith, and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Stafford Burton; three brothers, John Burton, Clifford Burton, and Kenny Burton; and two sisters, Irene Auxier, and Lorraine Goble. Survivors include a son, Charles Burton of Berea; two daughters, Paula VanHoose of Waverley, Ohio, and Karen Amburgey of Somerset; two sisters, Pauline Daniels of Paintsville and Mary Rigsby of Lexington; two brothers, Herbert Burton of Paintsville, and James Foster Burton of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

  
BURTON, Leonard ‘Bud’
1926-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Leonard “Bud” Burton, 80, of California, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Torrance, Calif. Mr. Burton was born Nov. 13, 1926 in Nancy, Ky., son of the late Estill Leonard and Rose Beatrice Burton. He was a fumigation engineer. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Ward Burton; two sons, Jon Lawrence Burton of Madisonville, Ky., and Christopher Leonard Burton; one daughter, Sharon White of Owensboro, Ky.; four brothers, Norman and Morton Burton, both of Vandalia, Ohio, Gerald Burton of Waynesville, Ohio, and William Burton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Donnie Patrick, with burial following in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.03 2007


CASTLE, James
1922-2006
James Castle, 84, of Christiansburg, Ohio passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 at 8:47 p.m. in the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. He was born Jan. 8, 1922 in Johnson County, Kentucky, the son of the late Noah and Katie Castle. His first wife, Veda (Johnson), passed away on July 17, 1954. He then married Nancy Milligan Oct. 9, 1959 and she survives. He is also survived by five children Sara (Bobby) Hall of Fremont Ohio, Diana (Michael) Miller, Kay (Kenny) Hackworth, Judy (Eddie) Huff, and James E. Castle, all of Christiansburg Ohio: 13 grandchildren: 16 Great Grandchildren: a brother Elmer (Sally) Castle of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; and a sister Louella Conrad of Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Veda, a daughter Elsie Treon, two grandchildren one sister and five brothers. James retired from Beech Manufacturing in Saint Paris, Funeral Services will be held Saturday Dec. 9, 2006 At 11:00 a.m. in the ATKINS-SHIVELY FUNERAL HOMESaint Paris, Ohio with Rev. Doug Flinn of Chrstiansburg United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery. Vistation for Family and friends will be friday Dec. 8 2006 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the ATKINS-SHIVELY FUNERAL HOMESaint Paris, Ohio

   
CAUDILL, Verlie
1923-2006
WEST VIRGINIA — Verlie Caudill, 83, of Fort Gay, W.Va., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Aug. 3, 1923, at Denver, he was a son of the late Elder Frank and Elvia Pennington Caudill. He was a coal miner, member of Jennys Creek United Baptist Church, and U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Blair Caudill, in 2003; and a sister, Ruth Newsome of Fort Gay. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Yates of Cusseta, Ga., Patsy Carol Wilson of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Betty Crawford of Fort Gay; a son, Tex Caudill of Carryton, Tenn.; three brothers, Lacy Caudill, Berlie Caudill, and Wilbur Caudill, all of Fort Gay; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Elder Rudford Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial will be in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.03 2007

    
CHILDERS, Clifford P.
1914-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Clifford P. Childers, 92, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Childers was born Oct. 15, 1914 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Arch and Birdie Vaughn Childers. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Wells Childers, and one granddaughter. Surviving are two sons, Conrad Childers of Ypsilanti, Mich., and David Childers of Concord, N.C.; two daughters, Judith Montgomery of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., and Patricia Shepherd of Claypool, Ind.; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer, 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.05 2007

   
COCHRAN, Cora (Isaacs)
1924-2006
Graveside services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 3 p.m. at the Green-Isaacs Cemetery at Sand Gap, Ky., for Cora Isaacs Cochran, 82, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., who passed away at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Ky. Mrs. Cochran was born May 21, 1924 in Jackson County, Ky., daughter of the late Green E. and Mary Catherine Isaacs. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowman Cochran; one grandson, Benny Ray Isaacs Jr.; one sister, Barbara J. Slinker; and four brothers, Clody, Cecil, Hershel and Herman Isaacs. Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda Cochran of Lawrence-burg; two sons, Benny Ray (Brenda Lynn) Isaacs of Lexington, Ky., and Steven E. (Martha) Cochran of Cambridge, Ohio; one sister, Bernice Harrison of Lexington; two brothers, Verlon (Judy) Isaacs of Berea, Ky., and Lonnie Isaacs of Paris, Ky.; and three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home of Lawrenceburg. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.20 2006

    
COLE, Ethel (Mullins)
1921-2006
Ethel Mullins Cole, 85, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Eva Whitaker Mullins. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Cole; three sons, Hillard Cole, Hershal Cole, and Virgil Cole; and a daughter, Jewell Crace. Survivors include a brother, Paul B. Mullins of Salyersville; and two sisters, Judy Ray of Means, and Tressie Hampton of Albion, Mich. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 18, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville. Burial was in Colen Crace Cemetery, Foraker, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

    
CONLEY, Willie Jr.
1930-2006
Willie Conley Jr., of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 5, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Willie and Blanche Thomas Conley. He was a retired senior master sergeant with the U. S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Tatsu Shimada Conley of Flat Gap; two daughters, Blanche Conley Halverson of Richmond, Va., and Mary Ann Conley Hunter of Flat Gap; two brothers, Jim Conley of Flat Gap, and Jack Conley of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Thomas-Conley Cemetery, Thomas Branch, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

      
DANIEL, Jason Scott
1985-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Jason Scott Daniel, 21, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Dec. 30 2006 at Staffordsville, Ky. Mr. Daniel was born Sept. 3, 1985 in Paintsville, Ky., son of Cheryl Endicott and the late Matthew Sean Endicott. He was a machine gunner with the U.S. Marine Corps. Surviving in addition to his mother are his maternal grandparents, Leondis and Phyllis Blanton of Volga, Ky.; and his paternal grandmother, Merle Adams of Flat Gap. Burial will be at the Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget, Ky. The U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting military gravesite services. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.03 2007

 
DANIEL, James W.
2006
James "Red" W. Daniel, 61, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.  He was a native of Paintsville, a Navy veteran and was formerly in the Army National Guard.  He was a truck driver and a member of American Legion Post #113.  He played football for U of K the 1964-65 season and was an avid U of K fan.  He is survived by his wife Janie Beth Nunley Daniel, one son Josh Daniel; 2 daughters Reagen Daniel and Brittany Daniel; his mother Pansy Daniel; 3 sisters Bonnie Limer, Christine Ridley and Janice Fulkerson; 5 brothers Larry Daniel, Garry Daniel, Ron Daniel, Ricky Daniel and Mike Daniel; 1 stepson Bryan Ness; 1 step daughter Brook Spencer  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home.Visitation is 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Elizabethtown, Kentucky Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
DAVIS, Millard Alonzo
1934-2006
Millard Alonzo Davis, 72, of Stambaugh, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Connie and Hestie Dixon Davis. He was a crop farmer. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Justine Davis of Stambaugh; a son, Gary Davis of Stambaugh; four brothers, Carroll Davis of Winchester, Charles Davis and James Davis, both of Stambaugh, and Paul Davis of Staffordsville; and two sisters, Neva E. Rowland of Blaine, and Mary M. Wilcox of Stambaugh. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Davis Family Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

   
DIEGEL, Alfreda (Gilliam)
1933-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Alfreda Gilliam Diegel, 72, of St. Louis, Mo., who passed away Monday, Dec. 4 2006 at St. Louis University Hospital. Mrs. Diecel was born Dec. 11, 1933 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Add and Alta Owens Gilliam. Surviving are one brother, Willie (Ruth) Gilliam of Orient, Ohio, and one sister, Clara Slone of Columbus, Ohio. The service was officiated by Tobe Wheeler, with burial in the Paint Valley Memorial Gardens at Crockett, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.15 2006

    
ESTEP, Jewell (McKenzie)
1926-2006
Jewell Estep, passed away at Friends Care Center in Yellow Springs on December 5, 2006 surrounded by family. She was married to Mayford Estep, mother of Bill Estep and Kathy Swisher, and grandmother of Ben, Mat, Julia, and Ellen. She was surrogate grandmother to Kendra Bishop. Kathy Estep and Bob Swisher were proud to have her as a mother in law, the best ever. Jewell was the oldest daughter of Ray and Violet McKenzie. She was born on February 8, 1926, and grew up in the Stone Coal area of Johnson County Kentucky. When Jewell was in her early teens, Violet become ill with tuberculosis and Jewell dropped out of school to care for her. When she was 15, Violet died. Jewell assumed the responsibility of managing the household, including raising her siblings: Francis, Ray Jr., Virginia (Lokiel), and Ken. Jewell was mother as well as sister to her brothers and sister. Even with all her responsibilities, Jewell was able to court Sheridan Mayford Estep. With the legal age to marry be ing 21, Jewell lied about her age and married Mayford on April 6, 1946. She was barely 20. Mayford and Jewell set up household in Fuget, Kentucky. A little over a year later, their first child, Bill, was born. With jobs scarce in Kentucky, they moved to Ohio and eventually settled in Enon in 1950. It was here that their second child, Kathy, was born. Jewell could often be found doing what she loved-sitting on her porch visiting with family and neighbors. She was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church. While Jewell embraced her new town and made many life-long friends, Kentucky was always home. In 1958, Jewell was diagnosed with cancer. No stranger to adversity, she was able to battle and beat the cancer with the love and support of family and friends. She worked at Casey's and at the Enon Inn before being hired as a cook in the Greenon Local School district. She retired in 1986 with over 20 years of service. With Mayford also retired, they spent the next years l oving and enjoying their grandkids and spending time with family and many friends. In July 1998, Mayford, the love of her life for over 50 years, passed away. Jewell's heart was broken and she never fully recovered from his loss. Jewell's life was centered around home and family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Jewell will be profoundly missed by her family and many friends. Funeral Service for Jewell will be conducted 10:00 am Saturday, December 9, 2006 in Miami Valley United Baptist Church, Fairborn, with Elder Freddie Preston officiating. Burial will follow the service in Enon Cemetery, Enon. Family and friends may visit 4-7 pm Friday in Adkins Funeral Home, Enon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Enon E.M.S. or Friends Care Center. Dayton Ohio 12/7/2006.

    
FAIRCHILD, Loretta (Blair)
1920-2006
Loretta Blair Fairchild, 86, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 22, 1920, in Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Pilina Bowling Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walker Fairchild, in 1997; and a son, Ricky Fairchild. Survivors include five sons, Dean Fairchild of Flat Gap, Jerry Fairchild and Kenny Fairchild, both of Staffordsville, Bobby Fairchild of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Gerald Fairchild of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Sandra King and Sharon Tackett, both of Staffordsville, and Barbara Jean Ward of Paintsville; a brother, Paul Dean Blair of Shilo, Ohio; 46 grandchildren; and 110 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006


       
FERGUSON, John Haden
1935-2006
John Haden "Chester" Ferguson, age 71 of Springfield, OH passed gently into eternal peace at home December 23, 2006 at 7:18 A.M. surrounded by his family. Chester was born March 26, 1935 at Flat Gap, KY in Johnson County, the son of Cossie Franklin Ferguson and Minnie Gertrude (Skaggs Ferguson) Sparks. He was married June 12, 1954 to his beloved wife of 52 years Darlene (Johnson) Ferguson who survives. They were baptized in 1958 and attended the Enterprise Baptist Church. He retired from Department 91 Navistar International after 26 years service. Chester was a talented carpenter building his own home and 26 others. Carpentry gave way to producing painted sculptures of horses, an animal he owned and loved from his youth. He provided trophies for the Tennessee Walking Horse and Breeders Association, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association of Tennessee and made trophies for them the past 10 years. Chester is leaving to mourn his passing, besides his wife; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Sue (Dr. Robert Speelman) of TN; a son, Cossie Randall Ferguson (and friend Sherry) of Springfield, OH; four grandchildren, Andrea Marie Ferguson, of Huber Heights, OH, Ciera Renee Ferguson, Justin Haden Ferguson, Amber Marie Creechbaum and her son Elijah all of TN; sisters, Darleen (Steward) Ross, Willa Jean (Elwin) Sagraves, Edith Anna Bell (Fred) Williams all of Springfield; three step-brothers, Larry (Jan) Sparks of NC, Farrell (Sharon) Sparks of Beavercreek, OH, Bill (Carolyn) Sparks of Springfield; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; special friends, Fid, Brenda and Stefanie Galioto, and a host of other friends. He was preceded in death by his father (who died when he was eleven) and mother, brothers Eugene and Joseph Alonzo Ferguson and grandson Randy Ferguson. Dad will be celebrating Christmas this year with Jesus and the angels. Merry Christmas Daddy. Friends may call December 27, 2006, 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the Jackson Lytle Williams Funeral Home, 2425 North Limestone Street, Springfield where funeral services will be held December 28, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Buddy Tuttle officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.

    
FITCH, Keith Wayne
1960-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Keith Wayne Fitch, 46, of Meally, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Sept. 8, 1960, in Johnson County, he was a son of Frank Marion Fitch of Meally and the late Elsie Honeycutt Fitch. He was a truck driver. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Opal Connie Culwell Fitch of Meally; eight brothers, Frankie Fitch, Stevie Fitch, both of Georgetown, George Fitch, Starlin Fitch and Paul Fitch, all of Meally, David Fitch of Williamsport, Phillip Fitch of Grayson, and John Fitch of Offutt; and three sisters, Irene Music of Meally, Teresa Fitch of Auxier, and Debbie Meade of Morehead. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Steve Rose and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Fitch Family Cemetery, Kite Hollow, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.03 2007

    
FLANARY, Judith A. (Runyon)
1946-2006
Judith A. Runyon Flanary, Age 60, of Vandalia, OH passed away December 26, 2006 at Springmeade Healthcare Center in Tipp City, OH where she had resided since 1999. Judith was born July 31, 1946 in Johnson County, KY, daughter of the late Fairchild & Mary Ruth (Ward) Runyon. She was a former member of the Inland Girls Club and the Eagles Aerie of Fairborn (OH). Preceded in death by her husband, Philip in 1994, Judith is survived by 2 sons, Patrick W. Flanary of Kettering, OH and Richard S. Flanary of Kettering; 6 grandchildren, Amanda, Alyssa, Nicole, Timothy, Caitlyn, and Philip; 1 brother, Rick Runyon of Vandalia, OH; 2 sisters, Nancy Kender & husband, Robert of Huber Heights, OH and Brenda Fulks of West Alexandria, OH; a special niece Wendy Whitaker, numerous other relatives, friends and her extended family at Springmeade Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, December 30 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia with Pastor Ed Ellis officiating. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on December 29, 2006 from 6-8 pm. If so desired, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Miami County Hospice in Judith's memory.

    
FRAZIER, Doris A. (Boleyn)
1932-2006
Doris A. Frazier, 74, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 9 2006. She was born July 23, 1932 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Enoch and Ora Boleyn. She was also preceded in death by a baby daughter, Vicki. Surviving are her husband, Jim Frazier; one daughter, Patti (Larry) Smith of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many family members and friends. Arrangements under the direction of Brown & Sons Funeral Homes of Bradenton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.13 2006

    
FUGATE, Melvin Scott ‘Scotty'
1970-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 29, 2 p.m. at the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home in Carlisle, Ky., for Melvin Scott “Scotty” Fugate, 36, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26 2006 at his residence. Mr. Fugate was born Oct. 7, 1970, son of Dianna (John Paul) Ritchie of Carlisle and Melvin Fugate of Paintsville, Ky. He was a member of the Kentucky National Guard, Carlisle Unit, and a member of the Harley-Davidson Association, and attended Locust Grove Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Shannon Richardson Fugate of Carlisle; three daughters, Breanna, Kristan Stacy and Emily Fugate; one son, Zachary Richardson; one brother, Shawn (Delina) Fugate of Paris, Ky.; one sister, Stephanie Daniel of Alexandria; his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Hilda Gray of Carlisle; his paternal grandmother, Maria Sawyers of Lowmansville, Ky.; three nieces and one nephew; and special friend, Ronnie White. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Chris Bailey, with burial in the Carlisle Cemetery. Military honors will follow the service. Arrangements under the direction of the Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home of Carlisle. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.29 2007

   
GAMBOE, Sally
1936-2006
Sally Gamboe, 70, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 6, 1936, in Dothen, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Estill and Sadie Violet Painter Gambill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jake Gamboe of Paintsville; three sons, Robert T. Rackley and Edward R. Gamboe, both of North Carolina, and James L. Gamboe of Paintsville; a daughter, Violet Susan Gamboe of Paintsville; a brother, Buddy Earl Gambill of Paintsville; four sisters, Mary Francis Skinner of Wisconsin, Eula Eileen Camden of Piqua, Ohio, Jean Ealey of Paintsville, and Mildred Irene Sharp of Dayton, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

    
HALL, Barbara (Gullett)
1934-2006
Barbara Hall, 72, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at her residence. Born Dec. 11, 1934, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Prater and Lucy Howes Gullett. She was a teacher with the Magoffin County School system and member of Lakeville Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Hall, in 2006. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Hall Younger of Paintsville, and Debbie Hall Adams of Salyersville; two brothers, Ray Gullett of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Nelson Gullett of Salyersville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Dr. Greg Coleman and Justin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.20 2006

   
HALL, Connie Rose (Stacy)
1969-2006
PAINTSVILLE — Connie Rose Hall, 37, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 in Lawrence County. Born March 3, 1969, she was a daughter of Jeff and Charity Stacy of Inez. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Bruce Hall; two sons, Thomas Staton of Tomahawk and Amos Staton Jr. of Beauty; two daughters, Christy Staton of Beauty and Melinda Sue Stacy of Ulysses; six brothers, Roy Lee Stacy of Tomahawk, Billy Ray Stacy of Inez, Frankie Stacy of Pike County, and Wilburn Stacy, Michael Stacy, and Freeland Stacy, all of Ulysses; two sisters, Linda Faye Jude, of Louisa and Teresa Stacy of Lovely; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 28, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, with Doc Maynard and Joe Mullins officiating. Burial was in Stacy Family Cemetery, Lawrence County, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

    
HAYDEN, Opal
1927-2006
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. at the Meally Church of Christ for Opal Hayden, 79, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Dec. 3 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Hayden was born July 7, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Beecher Hayden, and three children. Surviving are four sons, Doug Hayden of Flat Gap, Ky., and Kenneth, Beecher Eugene and Mike Hayden, all of Meally; and three daughters, Diana Hall of Flat Gap, Ky., Pat Robinson of East Point, Ky., and Tammy Lafferty of Meally. The service was officiated by Roger Williams and Ottis Blankenship, with burial in the Hayden Family Cemetery at Meally. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.03 2007

     
HENSLEY, Deloris (Stambaugh)
1939-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Deloris Stambaugh Hensley, 67, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 25, 1939, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Alvie and Georgie McKenzie Stambaugh. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Hensley, in 2001. Survivors include three sons, Kenny Hensley of Waldo, Chris Hensley of Paintsville, and Jack Hensley of Staffordsville; two daughters, Rhonda Honeycutt and Jo Ann Clark, both of Sitka; two brothers, Ocenious Stambaugh of Paintsville, and Raymond Stambaugh of Sitka; seven sisters, Debbie Bond, Judy Kendrick, Bonnie Stambaugh, Norma Penny, Brenda Jarrell, Carrie Jarrell, and Ethel Woods; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Lionel Burchett, Eugene Stambaugh, and John Fairchild officiating. Burial will be in Hensley Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be any time today, Friday, Dec. 22, and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.29 2006

     
HYDEN, Ernest E.  Sr.
1926-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw, Ind., for Ernest E. Hyden Sr., 80, of Mentone, Ind., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6 at his residence. Mr. Hyden was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Ballard and Sarah Goble Hyden. He worked at Dalton Foundaries in Warsaw. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Phyllis Calvin, four brothers, one sister, one son, and three daughters. Surviving are one son, Ernest Hyden Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; five step- children, Ricky Honeycutt, Erma Davis and Nina Hitchcock, all of Mentone, and John and Jerry Honeycutt, both of Kentucky; one brother, Howard Hyden of Wabash, Ind.; three sisters, Gladys Blair and Thelma Helton, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Helen Wilcox of Kentucky; and 13 grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Terry Bradford. Arrangements under the direction of the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel of Warsaw. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.08 2006

   
KESTNER, Carlie
1964-2006
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Childers Funeral Home Chapel for Carlie Kestner, 42, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Dec. 31 2006 at his residence. Mr. Kestner was born Dec. 12, 1964 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Hattie and Thomas Lee Kestner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell and Lloyd Kestner. Surviving are his wife, Tammy Kestner; three brothers, Kenneth Kestner of West Van Lear, Ky., Charlie Kestner of Thealka, and Bruce Kestner of Paintsville, Ky.; four sisters, Bonnie Jaynes of River, Ky., and Glenda Golden, Kimberly Tackett, and Jennifer Lemaster, all of Thealka; one step-son, Joshua Prater; two step-daughters, Bethany Collins and Kimberly Mudd; and one step-grandchild. The service was officiated by Steve Rose and Wilbur Hamilton, with burial following in the Estep Family Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.05 2007

   
KRETZER, Louis O.
1932-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Louis O. Kretzer, 74, of Meally, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 16, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Burdette C. and Bertha Mae McKnight Kretzer. He was a welder. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Addie Kretzer, in 1986; three brothers, and a sister. Survivors include three sons, Tim Louis Kretzer of Paintsville, Greg Kretzer of Auxier, and Mat Kretzer of Hager Hill; a daughter, Katrina Lafferty of Meally; four brothers, Doug Kretzer of Spokane, Wash., Kenny Kretzer of Lancaster, Morris Kretzer of Florida, and Ervin Randall Kretzer of South Carolina; two sisters, Roberta Lemaster of Mt. Moris, Mich., and Anna Florence Hall of Lowmansville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two-step-grandchildren; and three step- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ken Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.29 2006

    
LEMASTER, Charles Jesse
1932-2006
Charles Jesse Lemaster, 74, of Marion, a former Portsmouth residient, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at his residence. He was born on March 1, 1932, in Chandlerville, Ky., a son of the late Forest and Ruth Lemaster. He was a Korean War Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Caudill Lemaster. Surviving are son, Jeffrey A. Lemaster; daughters, Jennifer Dutton and Julie Blankenship; brothers, Earl and Lonnie Lemaster; sisters, Mary Hamilton, Dorothy Brunner and Loretta Conley; and seven grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth and interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors by James Dickey Post American Legion. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Portsmouth, Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

       
LEMASTER, Paul S.
1935-2006
Paul S. Lemaster, 71, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at his residence. Born April 4, 1935, he was a son of the late Gusta and Jessie McCarty Lemaster. He was owner/operator of Lemaster Custom Meat Processing Company, Oil Springs. Survivors include his wife, Ida Ann Conley Lemaster of Oil Springs; three sons, Paul Bradley Lemaster of West Liberty, Randall Eugene Lemaster of Oil Springs, and Gary Wayne Lemaster of Sharpsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Sammy Reed and Ray McCarty officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

   
LINTON, Virginia Lee (Gray)
1929-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virginia Lee Linton, 77, of Wittensville, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 9, 1929, in Pope County, Ark., she was a daughter of the late William and Anna Belle Gray. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Linton, in 1993. Survivors include two sons, Larry Linton of Paintsville, and Gary Linton of Frankfort; four brothers, Bob Gray, Thurman Gray, and Lloyd Gray, all of Arkansas, and James Gray of Oklahoma; four sisters, Nell Gray, Juanita Gray, and Pat Campbell, all of Arkansas, and Pearl Hurst of Arizona; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy O'Brien officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

    
MARCUM, Jordan Tyler
2006-2006
Jordan Tyler Marcum, infant son of Dustin Tyler and Rachel Grim Marcum of Flat Gap, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was born Nov. 9, in Johnson County. Additional survivors in-clude maternal grandparents, Darvin and Judy Grim; and paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Rita Akers and Charles and Dawnetta Marcum. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Grim Family Cemetery, Franks Creek, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

   
MAY, James Michael
1972-2006
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky., for James Michael May, 34, of Debord, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20 2006 at his residence. Mr. May was born Sept. 21, 1972 in Pike County, Ky., son of Charles and Madge Collins May. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was employed in the surface mining industry. Surviving are his wife, Roxanne Coffey May of Inez; one daughter, Danielle Brooke May of Debord; three step-children, Carley, Carey and Morgan Horn, all of Debord; one brother, Charles Eric May of Inez; and one sister, Tammy Lynn Jude of Hager Hill, Ky. The service was officiated by Tim McCoy, with burial in the Collins Family Cemetery at Pilgrim, Ky.  Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.29 2007

   
MCCARTY, Eligah B.
1931-2006
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service in Wabash, Ind., for Eligah B. McCarty, 75, of Wabash, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 17 at his residence. Mr. McCarty was born Aug. 18, 1931 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late John and Alma Arms McCarty. He was retired from Fisher Body in Marion, Ind., and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John W. McCarty Jr. and Russell Lloyd McCarty, and one sister, Roberta Ratliff. Surviving are his wife, Betty Lee McCarty of Wabash; three sons, Anton McCarty of Marion, and Larry and Terry (Lori) McCarty, both of Wabash; two daughters, Diana (John) Fields and Cathy (Bill) Tudor, both of Wabash; two brothers, the Rev. Robert McCarty and Richard (Elizabeth) McCarty, both of Wabash; and 10 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Tim Prater, with burial in the Falls Cemetery at Wabash. Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff- Hentgen Funeral Service. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.20 2006

    
MEADOWS, Ray
1919-2006
Ray Meadows, 87, of Harold, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born Nov. 12, 1919, at Thealka, he was a son of the late George and Susie Castle Meadows. He was a retired coal miner, member of the U.M.W.A. and member of Boldman Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Meadows; five brothers, Kanard, Cecil, Ted, Ora and Reece Meadows; and a sister, Lida Lyons. Survivors include longtime companion Claudine Johns; and nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Harold, with Belmont Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Bush Cemetery, Harold, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.20 2006

   
PATTON, Bonnie (Kennard)
1911-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — Bonnie Kennard Patton, 95, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 20, 1911, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Walker and Martha Belle Risner Kennard. She was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Patton; two sisters, Ella Jeanette Schlenbaker and Sammie Howard. Survivors include two sons, Billy Don Patton of Salyersville, and Buster Patton of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Louise Arnett of Salyersville, and Judy Gausel of Miamisburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Robert Simmons officiating. Burial was in Patton Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. BIg Sandy News Dec 2006

   
PRICE, Charles A.
1924-2006
BOYD COUNTY — Elder Charles A. Price, 82, of Ashland, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 2006. Born Jan. 13, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late James M. and Ruth Music Price. He was an insurance broker with Commonwealth Insurance Company and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Julia Walters Price of Ashland; a son, Larry Douglas Price of South Point, Ohio; three daughters, Donna Sue Wooten of Ashland, Doris Jean Castle of Yulee, Fla., and Neldred Louisa Austin of Wurtland; a brother, Paul Price of Flatwoods; two sisters, Bureita Travis of Irvine, and Anna Pearl Atkinson of Thelma; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Concord United Baptist Church with John Blanton, Dewey Mullins, Jr. Murray, and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Jan. 2007

    
ROWLAND, Gregory Steven ‘Fuzzy’
1962-2006
Gregory Steven “Fuzzy” Rowland, 44, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 31 2006 at Bay Pine VA Health Care System in Bay Pines, Fla. He was born in Paintsville, Ky., and moved to North Fort Myers, Fla., in 1988 from Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was a carpenter at Rowland Construction Co., and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Surviving are his mother, Della P. Carroll; one brother, Joey L. Rowland; and one niece, Brandy S. Rowland, all of North Fort Myers; and one sister, Jaime L. Bristow of Cape Coral, Fla. The family request memorials to the Bay Pine VA Healthcare System 4B Hospice, P.O. Box 5005, Bay Pines, FL 33744. Arrangements under the direction of the E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services of St. Petersburg, Fla. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.03 2007

   
SALYERS, Walter
1926-2006
Walter "Peanut" Salyers, 80, of Ohio Furnace, went to be with the Lord in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006. The Johnson County, Ky., native was born July 14, 1926, and was the oldest son of the late Challie and Amanda Jane Salyers. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Hermalee "Tootie" Bayes Salyers, whom he married on Nov. 29, 1947, in Ironton, Ohio. He attended Pine Grove Schools and retired from Jack Wolfe Chevrolet where he was employed for 35 years. Peanut also worked as a foreman for Green Township Trustees until July 2004. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Challie Salyers Jr. He is survived by one sister, Helen Perkins of Pine Grove. Peanut was a loving and devoted father to two daughters, Judy Gambill of West Portsmouth, Ohio, and Kathy (Mike) Klaiber of Ohio Furnace. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Brett (Missy) Gambill of Minford, Christi (Russell) Malone of Portsmouth, Kevin Gambill of West Portsmouth and Jeremy (Brandy) Klaiber of Ohio Furnace; nine great- grandchildren, Kaedan and Kenan Klaiber of Ohio Furnace, Alexis and Skyler Gambill of Minford, Megan Fyffe of Minford, Dion and Gabriel Gambill of Portsmouth and Dillon and Abby of West Portsmouth; three nieces, Phyllis Stone of Pine Grove, Brenda McFann of Springfield and Pam (Jim) Reed of Pine Grove; two nephews, Eddie Salyers of Ironton and Rick (Debbie) Perkins of Ohio Furnace; many great-nieces and great-nephews; his beloved poodle, Skippy; and many special friends and loved ones. Peanut will be remembered for always having a smile, his sweet disposition and hard working attitude, never knowing or meeting a stranger and always being the same. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home, 509 S. Sixth St., Ironton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Haverhill Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Pastor Ronnie Blevins will conduct the funeral services. Pall bearers will be Jeremy Klaiber, Brett Gambill, Kevin Gambill, Travis Klaiber, Michael White and Justin Howland. Honorary pall bearers will be Mike Klaiber and Roger Dodson.

   
SAYLOR, Glen
1923-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Glen Saylor, 83, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at his residence. Born March 16, 1923, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Garfield and Lula Blanton Saylor. He was a metal worker. Survivors include his wife, Anna Dooley Saylor of Oil Springs; two sons, Glen Saylor Jr. of Springfield, Ohio, and Voris Saylor of Oil Springs; three step-sons, James Jones and Lawrence Dooley, both of Springfield, and Glennie Jones of Tuscan, Ariz.; a daughter, Wanda Sue Brown of Las Vegas, Nev.; four step-daughters, Kathy Spradlin of Meally, Shirley Graham of Springfield, Sharon Williams of Savannah, Ga., and Linda Chan of Tuscan; a sister, Jewell Pennington of Salyersville; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 29, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Newcomers Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.29 2006

    
SLUSS, David "Davie"
1923-2006
David "Davie" Sluss, 83, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 6, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late David and Lula Manhan Sluss. He was also preceded in death by five brothers; three sisters; and three grandchildren. Survivors include three daughters, Diana Wilson of Bowling Green, Ohio, Kathy Cluck of Arizona, and Mary Marie Martin of Pierceton, Ind.; three sisters, Nancy Pelphrey and Nettie McKenzie, both of Wabash, Ind., and Pearl Spears of Paintsville; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Cledies Holbrook and Stan Alger officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

  
SOWARDS, Frank
1967-2006
Frank Sowards, 39, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Dec. 9 2006. Born May 4, 1967, in Long Beach, Calif., he was a son of Bill and Loretta Burchett Sowards. He was a dozer operator. Additional survivors include his wife, Randi Keeton Sowards of Flat Gap; a son, Cody Austin Sowards of Flat Gap; three step-sons, Warren Fitzpatrick, Cole Fitzpatrick, and Alex Fitzpatrick; a step-daughter, Maddison Fitzpatrick; five brothers, Rodney Sowards, Dwayne Sowards, Jessie Sowards, Danny Sowards, and David Sowards, all of Flat Gap; and two sisters, Rose Wheeler of Paintsville and Paula Hopper of Florida. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Christian Union Enterprise Baptist Church with Tim Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.13 2006

   
SPENCER, Loyse Gene
1938-2006
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South in San Antonio, Texas, for Loyse Gene Spencer, 68, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 3. Mr. Spencer was the son of the late Curtis and Adie Spencer. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, was a Vietnam veteran, and worked in cattle ranching. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Spencer; one son, Shane Spencer; one daughter, Gina Bennett; two brothers, James and Don Spencer; four sisters, Bonnie Rivers, Betty Crosby, Nora Ward and Patsy Tackett; his mother-in-law, Ollie Holder; and two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment will be in the Rutledge Cemetery in Poteet, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.06 2006

    
STEPP, Hobert
1925-2006
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m. at Concord Independent Church in Hager Hill, Ky., for Hobert Stepp, 81, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Dec. 1 2006 at his home. Mr. Stepp was born Aug. 9, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Robert and Jane Ramey Stepp. He was retired from CSX Railroad and was a member of Concord Independence Church. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia McFaddin Stepp. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Sturgill Stepp of Paintsville; four children, Marlene (Larry) Grim of Sitka, Ky., Mark (Debbie) Stepp and Regina (Rich) Pinson, all of Paintsville, and Vanessa (Bob) Parrigin of Boons Camp, Ky.; four step-children; and eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Steve Rose, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Childers Funeral Home of Meally, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.06 2006

    
TACKETT, Cecil "Punk"
1978-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Cecil "Punk" Tackett, 28, of Sitka, died Thursday, Dec. 29 2006. Born Dec. 8, 1978, in Johnson County, he was a son of Cecil and Joyce Colvin Tackett. Additional survivors include his wife, Jennifer Ferguson Tackett of Sitka; a son, Bradley Tackett of Sitka; a daughter, Janelle Tackett of Sitka; a brother, James Tackett of Charley; and two half-brothers, Johnny Tackett of Riceville and Jamie Tackett of Salyersville. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 31, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Kenny Wright, Virgil Ferguson Jr. and Josh Wright officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.03 2007

    
TACKETT, Glenna
1934-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Glenna Tackett, 72, of Swamp Branch, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 at her residence. Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Paris Picklesimer and Lola Blanton. She was also preceded in death by husbands, George Tackett and Bob Jackson.  Survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Adams and Susie Auxier, both of Swamp Branch, Teresa Dace of Lucasville, Ohio, and Wanda Jackson of Riceville; a brother, Phillip Blanton of Hager Hill; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 17, at Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Scott and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

   
TACKETT, James Henry
1919-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Henry Tackett, 87, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 26, 1919, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Lonnie and Stella Cantrell Tackett. He was a retired fruit salesman with Pratt Fruit and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, June Preston Tackett of Paintsville; a son, James Michael Tackett; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Brannon; five brothers, Oliver Tackett of Paden City, W.Va., Willie Tackett and Dee Tackett, both of Salyersville, Elmer Tackett of Ocala, Fla., and Billy Tackett of New Carlisle, Ohio; two sisters, Emma Johnson and Leatha Conley, both of Salyersville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Mike Tackett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

    
VANHOOSE, Jimmy Lee
1934-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jimmy Lee VanHoose, 72, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Dec. 9, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1934, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James Kelly and Anna Lee VanHoose. He was a private business bus driver. Survivors include his wife, Nola Mae Pelphrey VanHoose of Paintsville; a son, Jimmy Dean VanHoose of Paintsville; a daughter, Dianna Lee VanHoose of Paintsville; two brothers, Robert C. VanHoose of Oil Springs, and Danny M. VanHoose of Nippa; a sister, Emma Kay VanHoose Rice of Staffordsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Richard Williams and Roy Bryant officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

   
VANHOOSE, Ricky
1957-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ricky Vanhoose, 48, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2005 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 29, 1957, in Johnson County, he was a son of Dicie Ratliff Vanhoose and the late Lifes Vanhoose. Survivors include two brothers, Dave Vanhoose and Lifes Vanhoose, both of Denver; and a sister, Ethel Leona Blair of Denver. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Ted Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Topsy Ratliff Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

   
WALLIN, L. Jean (Mayes)
1939-2006
L. Jean Wallin, 67, of Mineral City, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio. Born March 31, 1939, in Oklahoma, she was a daughter of Clara Pate Mayes of Zephyrhills, Fla., and the late Martin "Bud" Mayes. She was owner/ operator of Wallin Grocery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Wallin, in 1997. Additional survivors in-clude two sons, James Wallin of Mineral City, and Glen Martin Wallin of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Elizabeth Jean Cassady of Lancaster; two brothers, Adean Mayes and William Leroy Mayes, both of Zephyrhills,; a sister, June Harris of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyer and Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan. 2007

    
WARD, Billie Edyth
1917-2006
Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky., for Billie Edyth Ward, 89, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13 2006 at Mountain Manor Nursing Facility in Paintsville, Ky. Miss Ward was born July 15, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Abisha and Martha Branham Ward. She was a retired teacher with the Johnson County school system. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lee, Bish, Ashley, and Wiley (Velma); and three sisters, Verna Ward, Nellie Ward (Delbert) Mollett, and Elna Ward (John) Buster. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Cassie Lackey Ward. The service was officiated by M.C. Preston. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 20, 2006

    
WARD, Jerry
1932-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jerry Ward, 74, of Meally, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 15, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Ransom and Zora Hall Ward. He was a land agent with Penn VA - Gateway Coal, a member of Meally Church of Christ, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Webb Ward of Meally; three daughters, Marlene VanHoose of Paintsville, Sharon Whiting of Hager Hill, and Teresa Boyd of Willow Springs, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 9, at Meally Church of Christ with Roger Williams officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
WARD, Margie (Vanhoose)
1945-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Margie VanHoose Ward, 61, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at her residence. Born Feb. 6, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Emma Ratliff VanHoose. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Ray Ward, in 2004. Survivors include two sons, Greg Ward and Randy Ward, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Tammy Ward of Paintsville; three sisters, Irene Castle of Urbana, Ohio, Katherine Wilcox of Louisa, and Virgie Picklesimer of Woodstock, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rick Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Ward Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

    
WILLIAMS, Rockie Dean "Dink"
1984-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rockie Dean "Dink" Williams, 22, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Dec. 23 2006. Born Sept. 23, 1984, in Johnson County, he was a son of Rockie Williams of Knoxville, Tenn., and Virginia R. Griffith Puckett of Flat Gap. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Russell Griffith; and paternal grandparents, Lloyd C. and Monnie Skaggs Williams. Additional survivors in-clude maternal grandmother, Avious Griffith of Flat Gap; a half-brother, Cody Williams of Louisa; four sisters, Roxannia Willams of Staffordsville, Amy Stambaugh of Sitka, Nicole Puckett and Madison Jarrell, both of Flat Gap; and a half-sister, Heather Barker of Terryville. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 28, at Point Pleasant Church, Flat Gap, with Tim Salyer and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2006

     
WILLIAMS, Viola (Miller)
1916-2006
Viola Miller Williams, 90, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at Jackson Nursing Home, Jackson. Born March 26, 1916, at Ivyton, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Beulah Patrick Miller. She was a retired employee with Johnson County Board of Education and Redd, Brown, and Williams Insurance Agency. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coke Williams; a daughter, Jean Marion Williams; a brother, Theodore Miller; and a sister, Josephine Kennard. Survivors include a son, Harry Davis Williams. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Revs. Hoge Hockensmith, Donnie Patrick, and Larry O'Bryant officiating. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

    
WILLIAMSON, Clara Rose (Meek)
1925-2006
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Clara Rose Williamson, 81, of Blaine, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 22, 1925, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Pete and Alice Lambery Meek. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Saul B. Williamson, in 2004. Survivors include two sons, Robert Williamson of Louisa, and Gordon Williamson of Louisville; five daughters, Alice Thompson of Paintsville, Margaret Wells, Myra Young, Linda Wells, all of Blaine, and Ida Fugitt of Ashland; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with John Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

   
WRIGHT, William E. "Willie"
1915-2006
FLOYD COUNTY — William E. "Willie" Wright, 91, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 20, 1915, at Beef Hide, he was a son of the late Ben and Liza Ann Henson Wright. He was a retired coal miner, member of First Baptist Church, Martin, and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Little Wright; three sons, Rex Wright, Glennis Wright, and Torrence Wright; a daughter, Lois Hamilton; three brothers, Irvin Wright, Johnny Wright, and Jarvey Wright; and six grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Wright of Oil Springs, and Ronald Wright of Martin; a daughter, Mary Jane DeBord of Martin; a sister, Arizona Sowards of Pound, Va.; 26 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Ronnie Halbert and Chuck Hall officiating. Burial was in Wright and DeBord Cemetery, Martin, under direction of Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec. 2006

    
YOUNG, Joyce (Daniel)
1941-2006
JOHNSON COUNTY — Joyce Daniel Young, 60, of River, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 19, 1941, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Cort and Margie Preston Daniel. She was a beautician. Survivors include her husband, Danny Young of River; and a brother, Cort Daniel of River. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 26, at River United Baptist Church with John Fields and Arnold Fletcher officiating. Burial was in Isom Daniel Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2006


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