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JANUARY - 2007

ARNETT, Willard
1939-2007
Willard Arnett, 68, of Salyersville, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 7, 1939, in Fredsville, he was a son of the late Came and Mary Howard Arnett. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Menifee Arnett and Dona Arnett; and a sister, Golda Jenson. Survivors include two sons, Randy Arnett of Salyersville, and Roger Lee Arnett of Elkhart, Ind.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Irvin Allen Jr. officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery, Howard Branch, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

     
BAILEY, Douglas
1931-2007
Douglas Bailey, 75, of Carlisle, formerly of Magoffin County, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 17, 1931, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Sherman and Dora Miller Bailey. He was a miner/farmer, a member of Tip Top Baptist Church and a veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Bailey; and a sister, Brookielea Whitt. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Brewer Bailey of Carlisle; two sons, Cleve Bailey of Prestonsburg, and Allen Bailey of Carlisle; two brothers, Kenneth "Tucker" Bailey of Stanton, and Darrell Bailey of Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Tootsie Bailey, Leola Cole, Faye Bailey, all of Salyersville, Pency Young of Russell, and Leveda Law of Africa; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 8, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Chuck Perry officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Carver, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.10 2007

   
BAYES, Betty Marie (Robinson)
1926-2007
Betty Marie Bayes, 80, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 3, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William L. and Maymie Lee Lewis Robinson. She was a plumbing and heating office manager. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bayes. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Graff of Wildwood, Fla., and Patricia J. Smith of Van Lear; a sister, Kathleen Trimble of Oil Springs; five granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. John Back and Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 9 until time of services at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.10 2007

      
BLACKBURN, Lloyd Ronald
1925-2007
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, Ky., for Lloyd Ronald Blackburn, 81, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23 at his residence. Mr. Blackburn was born May 8, 1925 in Lackey, Ky., son of the late Joe and Sola Osborne Blackburn. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Constance Blackburn. He was owner and operator of 4 Sisters Meat Wholesale for 30 years, and he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Burchett Blackburn; four daughters, LaDonna (David) Miller and Beverly Jo Blackburn, both of Little Paint, Sheryl (Roger) Jurich of Richmond, Ky., and Connie (Mark) Miller of Prestonsburg; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Bob Coppings, with burial in the Joe Blackburn Cemetery at Little Paint. A military graveside service was conducted by Big Sandy Chapter No. 18 DAV. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald Friday 1-26-2007

   
CANTRELL, Wathalene
1934-2007
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Wathalene Cantrell, 72, of Keaton, Ky., who passed away Monday, Jan. 1 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Cantrell was born Nov. 4, 1934 at Keaton. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Woody Cantrell; two daughters, Woodena Owens and Sherry Caudill, both of Keaton, Ky.; two sisters, Pamela Eldridge of Martha, Ky., and Elwanda Sparks of Grove City, Ohio; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Paul Keaton, with burial in the Keaton Cemetery at Keaton. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.03 2007

    
CASTLE, Darlene
1930-2007
Darlene Castle, age 76, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Jan. 29, 2007, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late Cap L. and Esta Caudill Castle. In addition, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Eskell Lee Castle. She attended First Church of the Nazarene in Flatwoods. Survivors include two brothers, Lyman Joe Castle and special friend, Emma Miller of Wurtland, Ky., and Estill B. (Darlene) Castle of Cincinnati; three sisters, Elizabeth Mae Little of Flatwoods, Virginia M. (Carl) Adams of Westwood, Ky., and Phyllis Jean (John) Brown of Catlettsburg, Ky.; and a stepsister, Mabel Castle of Paintsville, Ky. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by the Rev. Tom Brown and the Rev. Bobby Castle. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight, Jan. 30, at the funeral home.

   
DAVIS, Hubert Jr.
2007
Hubert Davis, Jr., 59, of Louisville, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. Survivors include a son, Steven Douglas Davis of Louisville; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bartley of Louisville; two brothers, Del Davis of Fargo, N.D., and Oliver Eugene Davis of Paintsville; a sister, Charlene Rose of Wellington; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.26 2007

   
ESTEP, Golda Mae (Lemasters)
1913-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. at the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church for Golda Mae Estep, 93, of Springfield, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24 2007. Mrs. Estep was born Sept. 7, 1913 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late William Jackson and Lola Salyers Lemaster. She was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie J. Estep, and six brothers and sisters. Surviving are 10 children, Carrinell Gilliland and Judy (Jesse) Helton, both of Marysville, Ohio; Bill (Janet) Estep, Jane (Nelson) Horn, Charlene (Tim) Malloy, Ginny (Scott) Harkins, Jim (Barb) Estep, and Lori Estep, all of Springfield; Dave (Lou) Estep of Parrotsville, Tenn., and Joe (Juanita) Estep of Thelma, Ky. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  The service will be officiated by Elder Clayton Oliver, with interment at the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Jackson Lytle Williams Funeral Home in Springfield. Paintsville Herald Friday 1-26-2007

    
FERGUSON, Anon Lee
1922-2007
Morgan County Anon Lee Ferguson, 84, of West Liberty, husband of Mary Vicie Skaggs Ferguson, was born June 13, 1922, in Morgan County, Ky., and died Thursday, Jan. 18, at St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda "Larry" Dickerson, and Caroleene "Vonnie" Ferguson Gambill, both of West Liberty; a son-in-law, Roger Stambaugh, Valparaiso, Indiana; special daughter, Rissie and Bobby Jenkins and family, Fairborn, Ohio; two step-daughters, Lee Ann Brooks, West Liberty, and Brenda Doyle, Flemingsburg; a brother, Lowell H. Ferguson, West Liberty; a sister, Reeda Barker, West Liberty; three granddaughters, Lashae Ferguson Bevins, Tammy Rena Coil and Chelisha Ann Parks; two grandsons, Anon Lee Dickerson and William Anon Jeffery Stambaugh; and six great-grandchildren, Steven, Sara, Kaylee, Michael, Adrianna, and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sophia Fyffe Ferguson; his parents, Willie Nathan and Della Keaton Ferguson; a daughter, Iretha Stambaugh; two brothers, John M. and Ernest Ferguson; and one sister, Lexie Fraley. Funeral services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. Ministers were John G. Pelphrey, Bobby Jenkins, and George Ed Barker. Burial at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Kentucky. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

     
FRALEY, Barbara (Price)
1938-2007
Barbara Fraley, 68, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 25, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Edna Sammons Price and the late Eugene Price. She was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Allen Fraley, Jr. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Bob Fraley of West Van Lear; a daughter, Connie Sue Coleman of Paintsville; a sister, Jeanie Lewis of Louisville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 21, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Hubert Slone, Larry Blair, Gary Blair and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

   
GRAY, Helen Francis (VanHoose)
1920-2007
Helen Frances Gray, 86, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 8, 1920, at Tutor Key, she was a retail sales person with Jenny Wiley Gift Shop. Survivors include a son, Gary Witten of Aliceville, Ala.; a daughter, Karen W. Brannen of Auburndale, Fla.; a brother, Harry Thomas VanHoose of Tutor Key; two sisters, Emma Jean Blanton of Tutor Key and Delores Witten of Lexington; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial will be in VanHoose Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.05 2007

   
GRIFFITH, Betty Lou (McIntosh)
1934-2007
Betty Lou McIntosh Griffith, 72, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born April 16, 1934, in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of the late Kelly and Myrtle McIntosh. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Griffith, in 1985. Survivors include a son, Greg Porter of Salyersville; three daughters, Vernonna Tackett and Glenda Conley, both of Salyersville, and Racine Patrick of Oil Springs; a brother, Jim McIntosh of Breatthitt County; two sisters, Loretta Grossi of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ina Shorts of Hamilton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitaton will be today, Friday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and until time of service Saturday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.07 2007

   
GRIMM, George Douglas
1920-2007
George Douglas "Doug" Grimm went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in King's Daughters Medical Center surrounded by his family. Doug was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late Shady and Virgie Price Grimm. He also was preceded in death by two brothers; four sisters; a daughter, Virginia Grimm Stevens; and a grandson, Matt Arthur. He was a meat cutter for Emery Guilliam Meats, retiring after 29 years of service and then became co-owner of Tri-State Fence Co. for 20-plus years. He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He was a member of Westwood United Baptist Church for 53 years, serving as treasurer for 13 years and deacon for 18 years. Doug was ordained as a minister in 1978 and served as moderator of the church from 1984 to 1993. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean Jarvis Grimm; a daughter, Debra Henson of Ashland, Ky.; a son, Douglas Michael Grimm of Chesapeake, Ohio; a son-in- law, Claude "Steve" Stevens of Alabama; grandchildren Doug Stambaugh of Ashland, Teri and Tony Thomas of Flatwoods, Ky., Tracy Arthur of Chesapeake, Devon and Josh Cook of Flatwoods, Tonya and Eric Chaffins of Ashland, Keith and Amber Henson of Ashland and Jaimie Grimm of California; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Westwood United Baptist Church by Elders Clarence Thompson Jr., A.J. Williams and Clayton Oliver. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Military services will be by Kenova American Legion Post 93. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 17, 2007, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood, Ky., and two hours before services Thursday at the church. Ashland Ky. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
GULLETT, Lucille (Vanhoose)
1926-2007
Lucille Vanhoose Gullett, 80, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 9, 1926, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Josephus and Flossie Wilcox Vanhoose. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Harrison Gullett, in 1979; and a daughter, Judith Johnston. Survivors include three sons, James Clayton Gullett and Darrell Gullett, both of Indianapolis, Ind., and David Gullett of Tacoma, Wash.; four daughters, Gwen Baldwin of Paintsville, Rita Marroulis of Salem, Ohio, Marlene Caudill of Flat Gap, and Pamela Johnson of Inez; two brothers, Joe Vanhoose and Willard "Red" Vanhoose, both of Paintsville; two sisters, Roberta Stanley of Paintsville, and Judith Spears of Columbus, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Richard Williams and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

   
HANEY, Marie (Gullett)
1920-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Marie Gullett Haney, 86, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Haney was born May 22, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Lonnie and Vada Franklin Gullett. She was a nurse’s aide. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Haney Sr.; one daughter, Mabel Marie Haney Blair; four sons, Chester Jr., Herman, Thurman and Clifford Haney; and two grandsons. Surviving are five sons, Wayne Douglas (Lori) Haney of Columbia, S.C., Everett Allen (Ida), James Chris (Beatrice), and Thomas Scott (Doris) Haney, all of Paintsville, and Robert Steven Haney of Leander, Ky.; three daughters, Mary Catherine Haney of Hager Hill, Ky., Rebecca Ann (Jack) Warnock of Thelma, Ky., and Ginger Genene (Tommy) Litteral of Paintsville; one brother, Billy Gullett of Huntington, W.Va.; three sisters, Gert Bowen and Jenny Glidewell, both of Van Lear, Ky., and Ruth Rowland of Hager Hill; and 27 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Steve Hazelett, Larry Blair and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in the Spriggs Family Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.05 2007

   
HARMON, Steven Bradly
1977-2007
Steven Bradly Harmon, 29, of Oil Springs, died Satuday, Jan. 27, 2007 at his residence. Born Oct. 9, 1977, he was the son of Glenna Dials and Donnie Harmon. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Willis and Janie Dials. Additional survivors include his wife, Danielle; a brother, Jeffery Harmon; a sister, Devonna Harmon; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Reba Harmon; his stepfather, Wayne Wright; a stepbrother, Joey Wright; and a step-sister, Christina Pratt. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the chapel of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dials Family Cemetery, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.31 2007

 
HITCHCOCK, Lillian (Ward)
1916-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Lillian Hitchcock, 90, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Hitchcock was born Aug. 14, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Jim Ward and Jane Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burns Hitchcock; and two sons, Thomas and Kenneth Hitchcock. Surviving are three sons, Eddie Hitchcock of Portsmouth, Ohio, Danny Hitchcock of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Randall Hitchcock of Paintsville. The service was officiated by Kenny Pelphrey, with burial in the Hitchcock Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.05 2007

   
HOLBROOK, Gladis
1934-2007
Gladis Holbrook, 72, of David, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 26, 1934, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Hanson and Darcus Marsillett Holbrook. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Randall Scott, Hanson Jr. and Jobie Holbrook; and a sister, Ruby Holbrook. Survivors include an aunt, Katie Spegiel of Claypool, Ind. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in Hale Cemetery, Blue River, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan. 2007

   
JARRELL, Norcie Lee (Lewis)
1937-2007
Norcie Lee Lewis Jarrell, 69, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Sept. 15, 1937, at Endicott, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Lee and Maudie Jervis Lewis. She was a member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and a retired janitor at Prestonsburg High School. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Jarrell; three brothers, Ollie, Richard, and her twin, Woodrow Lewis; a sister, Edna Faye Burchett; and a great-grandchild. Survivors include four sons, Troy Gene Jarrell of Flat Gap, John Henry Jarrell of Lexington, James Allen Jarrell of Staffordsville and John Anthony Jarrell of Lexington; a daughter, Charlotte Powers of Auxier; a brother, Charles Lewis of Prestonsburg; a sister, Mary Alice Goble of Prestonsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, with Bobby Joe Spencer, Southie Fannin Jr. and Robert Shane Powers officiating. Burial will be in Burchett Cemetery, Cow Creek, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.31 2007

   
JENNINGS, Henry
 1915-2007
Henry Jennings, 91 years of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at the Heartland of Hillsboro. He was born in Johnson, KY Nov. 3, 1915, the son of the late Press and Virgie Lee (Music) Jennings. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Irene (Sluss) Jennings, died Sept. 15, 2001, and one son Donald Ray Jennings, one brother Jay Jennings. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer and Alice Jennings, Charlie Jennings, and Ralph and Nancy Jennings; two daughters Jean Willey and Juanita Davis, all of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 5378A Cox-Smith Road, Mason, Ohio  45040. Submitted By: Ann Davis Feb 2010

   
JUSTICE, Michael Lee
1966-2007
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Lee Justice, 40, of Sevierville, Tenn., who passed away Monday, Jan. 15 at Ft. Sanders Sevier Medical Center in Sevierville. Mr. Justice was born July 8, 1966 in Wayne County, Mich., son of Mary E. Martin King of Nippa, Ky., and the late Glenn Justice. He was the former owner/operator of Mike’s Pizza Plus. Surviving are two sons, Caleb Michael Justice of Nippa and Josh Daniels of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Brianne Daniels of Paintsville; three brothers, John (Lisa) Justice of Sevierville, Vernon Edward Justice of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kevin Glenn Justice of Amarillo, Texas; and one sister, Lisa (Jeff) Jones of Sevierville. Burial was in the Branham Cemetery at Mud Creek in Floyd County, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-24-2007

     
LEMASTER, Anna Marie (Rice)
1916-2007
Anna Marie Lemaster, 90, of Cardington, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 31 2007. Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Sarah Jamima Auxier Rice. She was a member of Holly Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Frankling Lemaster, in 1986. Survivors include two sons, Carl Lemaster of South Carolina, and Cody Lemaster of Patastcala, Ohio; a daughter, Vickie Edwards of Edison, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight step- great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 3, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with J.K. Caudill and Mark Tuggle officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb. 2007

   
LEMASTER, Kenton Randall Gage
2008-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Kenton Randall Gage LeMaster, newborn, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Infant Lemaster was born Dec. 31 in Floyd County, Ky. son of Randall “Randy” Lemaster and Brittany Hicks Hurt of Hager Hill, Ky. Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Angela Hicks (Danny) Blair, and Frank Davis; paternal grandparents, Mary “Tiny” and Charles Isaac “Ike” Lemaster Sr.; maternal great-grandparents, Lois Fromm Hicks and the late Birchel Hicks; paternal great-grandparents, Inis Chaffins Endicott and the late Jack Davis; one half-brother, Callen Birchel Isaac Hurt; two half-sisters, Anisa Kaylie Jade Hurt and Teresa Marie Browning; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. The service was officiated by Harry Neal Frisby and Roger Thornsbury, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2008

     
LITTERAL, Virginia
1924-2007
Virginia Litteral, 82, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 11 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born May 24, 1924, at Oil Springs, she was a daughter of the late Benson and Maymie Blair Litteral. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sisters, Peggy Adams of Oil Springs, and Janet Sue Mejeur of Plainwell, Mich. Funeral services were Saturday. Jan. 13, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial was in Litteral Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

 
MILLER, Doris (Sparks)
1922-2007
Doris Miller, 84, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Jan. 19, 1922, at Auxier, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Sarah Castle Sparks. She was a receptionist in education. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Miller. Survivors include a son, Mike Miller of Oklawalta, Fla.; a daughter, Kathi Sparks of Blaine; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 19, at First Baptist Church, Third Street, Paintsville, with Revs. Donnie Patrick and Larry O'Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paints-ville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Missions Program by contacting Paintsville Funeral Home at 606-789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.17 2007

   
MOORE, Mary (Daniels)
1936-2007
Mary Daniels Moore, 70, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, at J. J. Jordan Nursing Facility. Born July 13, 1936, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Savillar Castle Daniels. Survivors include a son, Tony Ray Jackson of Illinois; a daughter, Connie O'Bryan of Nippa; a brother, Earl Daniels of Nippa; and Louella Bedford of Paintsville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Sycamore Cemetery, Nippa, with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.31 2007

   
MURPHY, Freddie Lee
1965-2007
Freddie Lee Murphy, 41, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 25, 1965, in Kentucky, he was a son of the late Norman Fred Murphy and Janetta Burchett. Survivors include a son, Max Murphy of Van Lear; and a brother, Robert Allen Murphy of Van Lear. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.17 2007

   
NESSELROTTE, Pamela (Parson)
1957-2007
Pamela Parson Nesselrotte, 49, of Whitehouse, died Friday, Jan. 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 8, 1957, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Paulene VanHoose Parson Lee and the late Pierce Parson. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Nesselrotte of Whitehouse; and two brothers, Duran Parson of Mansfield, Ohio, and William Parson of Brandenburg. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Parson Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan. 2007

   
OSBORNE, Norma J. (Grenier)
1933-2007
Military graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio, for Norma J. Osborne, 73, of Arcanum, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 20 at Dayton Heart Hospital in Dayton. Mrs. Osborne was born Dec. 7, 1933 in Oak Hill, W.Va., daughter of the late Elbie Thomas and Ida Earselle Martin Greiner. She was a former employee of JV Products Company in Arcanum, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buel Osborne, and four brothers and two sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Debra J. (Tony) Ernst of Gettysburg, Ohio, and Tamara J. 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; and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Kreitzer Funeral Home of Arcanum. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-24-2007

   
PACK, Walter Calvin
1956-2007
Walter Calvin Pack, 50, of Leander, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 at his residence. Born Aug. 30, 1956, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Walter J. and Marie Rice Pack. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include a daughter, Jolena Pack Music of Leander; two brothers, Vernon Pack of Hager Hill and Wallie Pack of East Point; five sisters, Sue Abney of Hager Hill, Faye Quillen, Joann Trimble and Marlene Vanhoose, all of Paintsville, and Billie Hyden of Tennessee; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Willis George Estep officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007


   
PITTMAN, Twyla Ora (White)
1929-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. at the Byrum and Parr Funeral Chapel in Roseland, Va., for Twyla O. Pittman, 77, of Hudson, Fla., who passed away Saturday, Jan. 13. Mrs. Pittman was born April 22, 1929, daughter of the late Jessie James White Sr. and Robbie Kirby White. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hudson, and was married to David W. Pittman for 45 years.. Surviving are one son, Harold W. (Barbara) Camden of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; six daughters, Bertha J. (Leroy) Sprouse of Hudson, Linda S. (Ron) Ramey of Van Lear, Ky., Janet L. (Bennie) Williamson of Concord, Va., Twyla K. (Johnnie) White of Newport News, Va., Katherine E. (Richard) Westerman of Pierceton, Ind., and Sharon R. (Mark) Vance of Claypool, Ind; and 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by W.T. Wright. Arrangements under the direction of the Byrum and Parr Funeral Home of Roseland. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.17 2007


PHILLIPS, Erma Virginia (Barker)
1924-2007
Erma Virginia "Jean" Phillips, 82, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Jan. 8 2007 in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Johnson County, Van Lear, Ky., a daughter of the late John M. Barker and Winnie Brown Barker. She was the wife of Roy B. Phillips for 60 years, a housewife and member of the Kiser Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband; her son, Owen (Sherry) Phillips and her daughter, Sue Utley, both of Grayson; her two nephews, Robert and Jack Leadingham, whom she raised as her own; her two grandchildren, Rodney (Christina) Utley and Ronda (Nick) Wilburn; her two great-grandchildren, David and Wesley and several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Randy Utley; her three brothers, Marion, Owen and Elbert Barker (wife Edna) and her two sisters, Gladys Leadingham and Phyllis Joy Fields. Services for Mrs. Phillips will be Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Lewis Davis, David Sturgill and Burl Sturgill will officiate. She will be laid to rest in Biggs Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 tonight, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
PRESTON, Elmer
1919-2007
Elmer Preston, 87, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Marion and Melinda Steele Preston. He was a general laborer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thornz Preston and two sisters, Cora Preston Arms and Lillie Preston. Survivors include a sister, Lora Preston of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Preston Family Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan. 2007

    
RICE, Sharon Kay (Moore)
1951-2007
Sharon Kay Moore Rice, 55, of Wittensville, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 19, 1951, at Charleston, W.Va., she was a daughter of Helen Landers Moore of Nippa, and the late Danny Lee Rice. She was a retired school teacher. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Danny Lee Rice of Wittensville; two daughters, Danette Rice Davis of Fairview, Tenn., and Dana Rice of Thelma; two brothers, Bim "Bo" Moore of Meally, and Kenny Moore of Nippa; five sisters, Bonnie Moore of Wittensville, Linda Rowland of Olive Branch, Cindy Hammond of Paintsville, Barb Baker of Big Pennington Gap, and Mary Lee of Nippa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John G. Pelphrey, Isaac Rowland, and Richard Salyers officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.10 2007

    
RIVERS, Charles Edwin
1936-2007
Charles Edwin Rivers, 70, of Mt. Sterling, Oh, went to be with the Lord, January 30, 2007, after passing away peacefully at the Kobacker Hospice House in Columbus, Oh, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Paintsville, KY on September 20, 1936, to Baxter and Gladys Rivers. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1954; member of Five Points United Methodist Church; associate member of VAMO Methodist Church in Sarasota, FL; he was a co-owner and retired from Mid-Ohio Chemical, Washington C.H.; R & C Rivers Farms of Mt. Sterling; belonged to the Masonic Heber Lodge #501 F&AM of Williamsport, OH; Elks of Washington C.H.; Scout Leader for Troop #343. He also served in the National Guard. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Gayle; daughters, Sheri and Brett Steward of Delaware, OH, Paige and Tim Robison of Columbus, OH; sons, Brent and Kim Rivers of Mt. Sterling, Brad and Vicki Rivers of Marysville, OH; 7 grandchildren, Justin, Lauren, Seth, Evan, Meredith, Hu! nter and Chase; brother, Ronald and Jeannie Rivers. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on February 3, 2007, at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Rev. Dan Culbertson officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery. A visitation will be held on February 2, 2007, from 2-8 p.m. A Masonic service will begin at 8 p.m. Family suggests memorial contributions may be given to the Five Points United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

  
ROBERTS, Violet (Muncy)
1926-2007
Violet Muncy Roberts, 80, of Pikeville, Ky., passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Pikeville Medical Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1926 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Ky., the second daughter of Wade H. Muncy and Esta Jane Prince Muncy. She graduated from Daviess County High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College. After college, she was a social worker for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was during this time she met and married Oliver M. Roberts on Dec. 24, 1947. Violet was recruited to teach the Head Start pilot program in Pike County, an educational opportunity which proved to be a great success. Violet loved her family. She worked with her husband in the development and expansion of natural gas resources in this area through the Oliver Roberts Drilling Company. She was an active member of the First Christian Church, Pikeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and her husband. She is survived by four sons, Dr. Oliver W. Roberts of Florida, and Robert S. Roberts, Howard V. Roberts, and Randall L. Roberts, all of Pikeville; five grandchildren, Lane Roberts Jones, Prewitt Roberts, Chad Roberts, Nicholas Roberts, and Thomas Roberts; and one brother, Wade Muncy. Visitation is Thursday, Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at J.W. Call Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Pikeville, with the Rev. Dr. Mickey Anders officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Paintsville, Ky.  J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church or to Pikeville College. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.17 2007

    
ROBINSON, R. Jewel (Cochran)
1916-2007
R. Jewel Cochran Robinson of Louisa, widow of Homer E. Robinson, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at J.J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa. Jewel was born March 16,1916, in Johnson County and was a graduate of Boyd County High School. She lived several years in Madison County, Ohio, before retiring in Ft. Myers, Fla,. and Louisa. Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, Homer E. Robinson.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Veletta and Aaron R. Moon, of Louisa; two grandchildren, Juliane Meek of Blacksburg, Va., and Robinson T. Moon of Louisa; four great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandson. A celebration of her life will be held at Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, Saturday, Jan. 13. Visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 2 p.m. She will be placed to rest by her husband at Greenlawn Cemetary, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.10 2007

   
ROWE, Brandy Joell
1979-2007
Brandy Joell Rowe, 27, a resident of Salyersville, was found dead Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 in Breathitt County. Born Feb. 5, 1979, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of Gail Conley of Salyersville. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Raymond and Ruby Conley and Jane Cappis. Additional survivors in-clude step-father, Sam Conley of Salyersville; a son, Brandon Gaige Rowe of Salyersville; a daughter, Shayna Paige Rowe of Salyersville; maternal grandparents, Paul and Reva Marshall of Salyersville; paternal grandfather, Jim Cappis of Indiana; two brothers, Ryan Conley of Salyersville, and Jerry Blanton of Paintsville; and two sisters, Samantha Perkins of Salyersville, and Heavenly Joy Fairchild of Paintsville. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Rev. Willard Holliday officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

   
ROWLAND, Ruth Lee (Gullett)
1925-2007
Ruth Lee Rowland, 82, of East Point, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 1, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Vada Franklin and Lonnie Gullett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Creval Rowland of East Point; a daughter, Jenny Burkhalter of Paintsville; seven sons, Charles Rowland, Gary Rowland and William Rowland, all of Hager Hill, Clifford Rowland and Richard Rowland, both of Paintsville, Happy Rowland of East Point, and Mike Rowland of Thealka; two sisters, Gertrude Bowens and Virginia Gladwell, both of Van Lear; a half-brother, Billy Conway Gullett of Huntington, W.Va.; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Blair and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Adams Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.31 2007

   
SKAGGS, Leora (Jayne)
1910-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland, Ky., for LeOra Jayne Skaggs, 96, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Paintsville, Ky, who passed away Monday, Jan. 22 2007 in Pompano Beach. Mrs. Skaggs was born Oct. 27, 1910 at Flat Gap, Ky., daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie Holbrook Jayne. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ernest G. Skaggs; three brothers, Dr. Hershel Jayne, Dr. Edgar Jayne and James Jayne; and one sister, Carrie Faye Jones. Surviving are three daughters, Ernestine (Jeff) Skaggs of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Phyllis (Gerald) Simmerman of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Caralyne (Phil) Bachi of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Irene Gardner of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Bill Jayne of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Lud Weaver Jr., with burial following in the Ashland Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Steen Funeral Home of Ashland. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-24-2007

   
SLONE, Francis Leon
1956-2007
Leon Slone, 50, of Meally, was born November 16, 1956, in Paintsville, Ky., and died January 9, 2007, at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. He was a son of the late Lloyd Slone of Flat Gap. He was a route salesman with Pepsi Bottling Company. He is survived by his wife, Lola, Butcher Slone, Meally; his mother, Irene Murray Slone, Flat Gap; two sons, Jamie "Leanne" Messer, Hershey, Pa., and Dr. Jeremy Messer and his special friend, Colleen Mackle or Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Darrell and Rickey Slone, both of Lexington; two sisters, Roxann Akers, Flat Gap, and Brenda Neal, Lexington; granddaughter, Hailey Elizabeth Messer; grandson, Andrew Wesley Messer. Funeral service at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. Ministers Kenny Preece, Dewey Mac Mullins, and Claude Mollette. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffords-ville, Kentucky. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.12 2007


   
STAMBAUGH, Joyce Ann (Pruitt)
1946-2007
Joyce Ann Pruitt Stambaugh, 60, of Nippa, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Clora Marie Church Pruitt. She was a member of Cannon's Chapel Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles Tilford Stambaugh of Nippa; four sons, Joey David Stambaugh, Jon Robert Stambaugh, David Joe Stambaugh, and Charles Jeffery Stambaugh, all of Nippa; a daughter, Brandi Nicole Holbrook of Nippa; a brother, James Alfred "Jim" Pruitt of Stambaugh; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul Castle and Richard Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Roy Meadows Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.03 2007 


  
STAPLETON, Rexford Sr.
1928-2007
Rexford Stapleton, Sr., 78, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 4, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Sandy and Hattie Brown Stapleton. He was a retired miner and U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jean Sisco Stapleton of Flat Gap; a son, Rexford Stapleton Jr. of Flat Gap; a sister, Pearl Hines of Minnesota; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 19, at Christian Union Church, Keaton, with Tim Salyers officiating. Military rites were conducted by Auxier DAV Chapter 18. Burial was in Stapleton Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan 2007

   
STEPP, John
1924-2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. at Wrights Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky., for John Stepp, 82, of Argillite, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16 at South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation in South Shore, Ky. Mr. Stepp was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Argillite, son of the late Sydney and Alice Miller Stepp. He was a self-employed farmer and a WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy May Stepp. Surviving are one son, John E. Stepp of Argillite; one step-son, Robert Hall of Paintsville, Ky.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  The service will be officiated by Brother Ernie Duty, with burial in the Stepp Cemetery at Argillite. Arrangements under the direction of Wrights Funeral Home of Greenup. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.19 2007

   
STURGILL, Viola Francis (Rose)
1921-2007
Viola Francis Sturgill, 80, of Fort Gay, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 22, 1921, at New Hall, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Earby and Rosa Davis Rose. She was a homemaker and member of Wilson Chapel Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Sturgill, in 1980; and a sister, Virginia Penix. Survivors include five sons, Carroll Sturgill of Staffordsville, Charles Stur-gill, Kenneth Sturgill, and Leslie Sturgill, all of Fort Gay, and Ronald Sturgill of Louisa; three daughters, Judy Bellomy of Fort Gay, and Barbara Kitchen and Jackie Holbrook, both of Louisa; two sisters, Vella Sparks of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Cora Lawson of Crystal River, Fla.; several grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 5, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Bro. Clayton Sturgill officiating. Burial will be in Bernard Cemetery, Fuller Ridge, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2007
      


VANHOOSE, Helen Marie ‘Mama Bear’ (Blevins)
1937-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel for Helen Marie “Mama Bear” VanHoose, 69, of Falcon, Ky., who passed away Friday, Jan. 19 2007 at her residence. Mrs. VanHoose was born Nov. 9, 1937 in Van Lear, Ky., daughter of the late Garfield Dick and Nora Ann Meade Blevins. She was a member of the Meally Free Will Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jay VanHoose. Surviving are two sons, Steve Lee (Marjorie) VanHoose of Salyersville, Ky., and Thomas Leslie (Pamela) VanHoose of Johnson County, Ky.; three daughters, Judy Marlene (Riley) Smith of Thealka, Ky., Shelby Jean (Dwayne Lackey) Adams of Williamsport, Ky., and Janie Marie (Jon Walter) Hannah of Falcon; four brothers, eight sisters, and six grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dr. Greg Coleman and Dean Kilgore, with burial in the Conley Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home of Salyersville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-24-2007


WARD, Nannie L. (Walters)
1923-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Nannie L. Ward, 83, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Jan. 13 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Ward was born Nov. 2, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Clara Fields Walters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Ward. Surviving are one son, Lowell Ward of Paintsville; two daughters, June Ward Lane of Williamsport and Shirley Murphy of Lexington, Ky.; and five grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jimmy Price, with burial in the Ward-Walters Cemetery at Williamsport. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 17, 2007

     
WILLIAMS, Gretta (Rowland)
1934-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel for Gretta Williams, 72, of Salyersville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16 2007 at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare facility in West Liberty, Ky. Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 6, 1934 in Zanesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Jacob and Ruth Beck Rowland. She was a retired restaurant owner. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Michael Eugene, Randall Keith, and Terry Lee Williams; two brothers, Charles and Dewayne Beck; and two half-brothers, Alvin D. and Marvel Rowland. Surviving are her husband, Henry Clayton Williams Jr.; two sons, Henry Clayton “Butch� Williams Jr. of Oil Springs, Ky., and Timothy Allen Williams of Salyersville; two daughters, Janet Hensley and Tammy Roark, both of Salyersville; four sisters, Arlene Large, Mercedes Gabrail, and Freda Trubee, all of Marion, Ohio, and Pat Noggle of Chandler, Ariz.; and 19 grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Howard Connelley, Darrel Howard and Butch Whitaker, with burial following in the Williams-Reed Cemetery at Gifford, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.19 2007


    
WOODS, Ethel (Dixon)
1916-2007
Ethel Woods, 90, of Melvin, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 11, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Manford and Laura Mae Dixon. She was a homemaker and member of Third Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Georgie Woods; two brothers, Glenn Dixon and Billy Dixon; and four sisters, Ruth Stratton, Lora Casebolt, Mabel Wiley and Virginia Ambrose. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Tackett of Weeksbury; two brothers, Carl Dixon of Flatwoods and Paul Dixon of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Louis Ferrari, John Allen and Jake Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. There will be nightly services at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be Barry L. Tackett, Kevin Tackett, Roger Tackett, Kris Tackett, Wesley Tackett, Barry K. Tackett, Cameron Tackett and Josh Compton. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.12 2007




FEBRUARY - 2007
ARMS, Buel K. Jr.
1956-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church for Buel K. Arms Jr., 50, of Martin, Mich., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 15 at his residence. Mr. Arms was born Nov. 11, 1956 in Paintsville, Ky., son of Buel K. Sr. and Edna Baldwin Arms of Shelbyville, Mich. He was employed as a fork lift driver with General Motors, and was a member of the Fish Trap Baptist Church at Staffordsville, Ky. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Teresa M Lukins; three children, Jacob K. (Michele) Arms of Hartford, Mich., and Evan J. (Shelley Thomas) Arms and Katherine M. Arms (and her fiancé, Ken Lapham), both of Martin; two sisters, Sherry Picklesimer and Reneé Oldebeken, both of Shelbyville; two brothers Jerry (Deborah) and John M. (Bonnie) Arms, both of Wayland, Mich.; three grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler, with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Watson, Mich. Arrangements under the direction of the Winkel Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.21 2007

    
BEVINS, Louise (Salyers)
1922-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego, for Louise Bevins, 85, of Plainwell, Mich., formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Feb. 16 at her residence. Mrs. Bevins was born April 6, 1922 in Salyersville, Ky., daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Laura McKenzie Salyers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Bevins; four brothers, Roy, Mitchell, Everett and Orville “Red” Salyers; and one sister, Elva Hamilton. Surviving are three sons, John R. Bevins of Tallahassee, Fla., and James D. (Sharon) and Larry D. (Lorie) Bevins, both of Plainwell; three nieces, Judy Johnson; and Roberta Dials, both of Johnson County, Ky., and Dixie Hitchcock; three nephews, Bill Hamilton of Johnson County and Tommy and Kelly Hamilton; and eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many great-nieces and great-nephews. The service was officiated by Dr. Harvey K. Procknau, with burial in the Hillside Cemetery at Plainwell. Arrangements under the direction of the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego of Plainwell. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.21 2007

   
BOBLICK, Juanita "Nanny" (Evans)
1930-2007
MARTIN COUNTY — Juanita "Nanny" Boblick, 76, of Inez, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 3, 1930, in West Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Moss Evans and Nancy Dalton Evans. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Teddy Evans. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Chapman of Lovely; three brothers, James Evans of Ohio, and Gary Evans and Larry Evans, both of West Liberty; three sisters, Helen Dalton, Athaleen Wallen, and Shirley Marion, all of Ohio; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 19, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez, under direction of James Vanhoose. Burial was in Golden Shores Memorial Gardens, Inez, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.21 2007

   
BORDEN, Edward Charles Sr.
1922-2007
Edward Charles Borden Sr., 84, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Elkton, Md., he was a son of the late Edward Asa and Carrie Secor Borden. He was a skilled tradesman retired from General Motors, and a W.W. II U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Allard Borden, in 1990. Survivors include a son, Edward C. Borden Jr. of Louisa; a daughter Leslie Carolyn Borden of Merrill, Mich.; a brother, Duane S. Borden of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Sue Borden Pfaffenberger of South Point, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in Saginaw, Mich. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
BORDERS, Ora (Penix)
1924-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ora Borders, 83, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1924, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Delmar and Rebecca Ramey Penix. She was a homemaker and a member of United Baptist State Road Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arbie H. Borders; two sons, Marcus Borders, and Randall Borders; a daughter, Bonnie Borders; four brothers; and six sisters. Survivors include a son, Goble Borders of Salyersville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Joe Carroll and Samuel Allen officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.28 2007

    
CASSITY, Revrey (Wheeler)
1916-2007)
Revrey Wheeler Cassity, of West Liberty,KY and formerly of Crockett, was born May 2, 1916, in Keaton, KY (Johnson County,) daughter of Arnold Wheeler and Easter Mason Wheeler, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Morgan County A.R.H. at the age of 90 years. Mrs. Cassity was a homemaker and teacher. She taught at Laurel Fork and Jeptha, and was an elementary teacher at Crockett for 27 years. Mrs. Cassity was a member of First Baptist Church in West Liberty and served in WMU and as a Sunday School teacher; she was also a member of Morgan Co. Homemakers, the Historical Society, KY Retired Teachers Association and DAR. Mrs. Cassity enjoyed writing and contributed her memories to the Licking Valley Courier... The Crockett I Knew and Peeking into a Teacher's Diary. DIt can be said that she loved and was loved and respected by family, friends and many students. Survivors include a son, Paul Edward Cassity of Lafayette, LA; daughters, Althea (Karl) Maki of Newfield, NY, and Sheryl (Sidney) Ackler of Longview, WA; grandchildren, Eric Cassity, Kevin Maki , Loren Maki, Jana Maki Shirk, Jaime Ackler Bobbitt and Page Ackler; great grandchildren, Eric, West, Beck, Samuel, Hezekiah, Phillip, Reid, Rahab, and Othniel. Mrs. Cassity was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Hobert W. Cassity; her brother, Resvie Wheeler; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Carr Cassity formerly of Ezel; and her friend and sister-in-law, Dorothy Wheeler. She was also predeceased by grand baby Ackler and great grand baby Shirk. Funeral services 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the Potter Funeral Home Chapel With Bro. John Ramsey officiating, burial in the Salyer Cemetery, West Liberty, KY. Visitation after 6:00 p.m. Monday, February 12. Pallbearers; Grandsons, and Larry Day, Richie Stacy. Family request memorials to West Liberty Fire& Rescue or West Liberty First Baptist Church. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CASTLE, Patricia Ann (Bowens)
1964-2007
Patricia Ann Bowens Castle, 42, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 19, 1964, in Huntington, W.Va., she was a daughter of David Lee Bowens and Joyce Ellen Wilkes Bowens, both of Lowmansville. She was an EMT with First Response Ambulance. Additional survivors include her husband, James Castle of Hager Hill; and two brothers, Todd Allen Bowens of Shelbyville, and David Lee Bowens of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 12, at Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
CHANEY, Anna (Farmer)
2007
POUNDING MILL, Va. - Anna Farmer Chaney, 84, of Pounding Mill, formerly of Buchanan County, Va., passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at the Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tenn., following an extended illness. Born in Van Lear, in Johnson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Bob and Nancy Akers Farmer. She was a resident of Buchanan County most of her life prior to moving to Pounding Mill, and was a member of the Midway Methodist Church. Mrs. Chaney was a graduate of Betsy Layne High School Mrs. Chaney was preceded in death by her husband: Kermit Grey Chaney, July 18, 2004; one sister: Nell Farmer; one brother; Ernest Farmer; and one nephew: Larry Farmer. She is survived by: One son: Curtis Pete and wife Karen Chaney of Pounding Mill; one granddaughter: Victoria Laurianne Chaney of Pounding Mill; two sisters: Ethlene Kesling of Pounding Mill, Betty Bryant of Hampton, Va.; one sister-in-law: Faye Farmer of Manassas, Va. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services for Anna Farmer Chaney will be conducted Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul McNalley officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.  Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Active pallbearers will be: Family and friends.  The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of a donation to the Southwest Virginia Community College Nursing Education Foundation, Attn.: Mary Lawson, Richlands, VA 24641. Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of all arrangements.

   
CLAY, William Henry
1921-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — William Henry Conley, 85, of East Point, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at V.A. Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born July 6, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Everett and Lucy Rice Conley. He was a farmer and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Kestner Conley, in 2006. Survivors include a son, James R. Conley of East Point; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Charles Heater, Kevin Conley, and Richard Williams officiating. Military services were conducted by Auxier Chapter of D.A.V. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.21 2007

   
CLICK, Veronica (Kinahan)
1920-2007
A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. at the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home for Veronica Click, of Frankfort, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28 at her residence. Mrs. Click was born in Long Island, N.Y., daughter of the late William Joseph and Teresa Coughlan Kinahan. She was a former registered nurse and a nursing instructor at Mayo Technical Nursing College in Paintsville, Ky., and at Pikeville College. She was also a member of Kentucky Retired Teachers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ballard Click. Surviving are one daughter, Mary B. Potter of Clinton, Ky., and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Father Pat Stewart, with burial in the Frankfort Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home in Frankfort. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.07 2007

   
COLLINS, Earl
1923-2007
Earl Collins, 83, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 16, 1923, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Millard and Mattie Caudill Collins. He was a retired construction worker and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Clara Collett Collins; a son, Larue Collins; six brothers, Beecher Collins, Steward Collins, Rex Collins, Roy Collins, Virgil Collins, and Holbert Collins; and four sisters, Lucille Griffet, Clara Patrick, Effie Collins, and Eulia Meek. Survivors include a son, Deloren Collins of Salyersville; two daughters, Linda Copas and Carol Parks, both of Salyersville; seven grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Teddy Montgomery and Kenny Bailey officiating. Burial was in Collins Family Cemetery, Elk Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.14 2007

   
CONLEY, William Henry
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, noon at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William Henry Conley, 85, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 18 at the V.A. Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Conley was born July 6, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Everett and Lucy Rice Conley. He was a disabled farmer and a U.S. Army WWII veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Kestner Conley. Surviving are one son, James R. (Sharon) Conley of East Point; two grandchildren, Kevin Conley and Kelli Conley Holbrook; and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Charles Heater, Kevin Conley and Richard Williams, with burial in the Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.21 2007

   
CROMARTIE, William H.
1946-2007
William H. Cromartie, 60, of Van Lear, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2006 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 14, 1946, in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was a son of Helen Page Cromartie and the late Willard F. Hoerst. He was an accountant and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Additional survivors include a son, William H. Cromartie of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, Bruce Cromartie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mary Morris of Ft. Lauderdale; and two grandchildren. There were no services. Arrangements were under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

DIALS, Tony Jackson
1954-2007
MARTIN COUNTY — Tony Jackson Dials, 52, of Inez, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at his residence. Born Sept. 3, 1954 in Paintsville, he was the son of Vernal Dials and the late Kizzie Fletcher Dials. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Sue Dials Rose. Addiitional survivors include four brothers, Woodrow Dials of Ohio, Paul Dials, Gary Dials, and Martin Dials, all of Inez; and four sisters, Tilda Moore, Betty McCoy, Bonnie Chaffins, and Phyllis Goble, all of Inez. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel with Wallace Sartin and Kenneth B. Jude officiating. Burial will be in Dials Cemetery under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.10 2007

  
EDWARDS, Darcus (Picklesimer)
1919-2007
Darcus (Picklesimer) Edwards, 87, peacefully passed away in Fairhope, Alabama, Sunday, February 18, 2007. Darcus was born on November 9, 1919 to Kelley and Bethel (Rice) Picklesimer in Johnson County, Kentucky. She later moved to Springfield and met and married Clyde F. Edwards of Plattsburg, in 1940. They lived in and around Springfield until retiring to the south in the mid 1970's. Darcus worked in Wren's Shoe Department and Uhlman's at the mall. Survivors include, one son, Jerry I. (Frances) Edwards of Pitchin; one daughter, Sue Kirk of Fairhope, Alabama; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) McKechnie of Panama City, Florida, Kim (Ed) Bella of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tom Edwards of Beaufort, South Carolina, Tina (Robert) Stump of Pitchin, and Mickey Edwards of Springfield; two great grandchildren, Ashley Shelton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Benjamin Shelton of Witchita Falls, Texas. Preceded in death by husband; parents; three brothers, John, Bob and Leck Picklesimer; one sister, Garnet Wilson. Darcus was laid to rest in Tennessee on February 23, 2007. There will be a celebration of Darcus life at the Plattsburg United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 1 p.m. with family present from 11:30 a.m. until time of service with Rev. Gail A. Wells officiating. There will be a lunch in the church hall immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Published in the Springfield, Ohio 3/2/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
FANNIN, Edward
1953-2007
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 2, 6 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Edward Fannin, 53, of Inez, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Feb. 24 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Fannin was born May 19, 1953 in Martin County, Ky., son of Menzie Barton Fannin of Martin County and the late Arnold Lee Fannin. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Billie Fairchild Fannin; one daughter, April Sunshine Hedrick of Martin County; one brother, Harold Dennis Fannin of Martin County; two sisters, Dela Sherman of Martin County and Lee Ann Whitt of Johnson County, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Terry Lykins. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.28 2007

   
FERGUSON, Ola Faye ‘Charlene’
1935-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ola Faye “Charlene” Fergerson, 71, of Wurtland, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, March 21 at her residence. Mrs. Fergerson was born Sept. 13, 1935 in Pike County, Ky., daughter of the late Jonah and Vicie Norman McCoy. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Donald Fergerson. Surviving are five daughters, Debbie Wiederhold and Brenda Fergerson, both of Michigan, Connie Kath of Roseville, Mich., Donna Powers of Auxier, Ky., and Jackie Ratliff of Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Dolly McCoy of Michigan; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Robert Shane Powers, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.04 2007

  
GRAHAM, Karen "Kay"
1942-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Karen "Kay" Graham, 64, of Thelma, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 4, 1942, in Logan, W.Va., she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Edward Graham. Survivors include two sons, Mark Edward Graham of Richmond, and Seth Patrick Myers of Thelma; a daughter, Glenna Kay Sexton of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Childers Funeral Home Chapel, Meally, with Eugene Cook officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Logan, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Visitation Wednesday, Feb. 28, after noon and until time of service March 1. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.28 2007

    
GRANT, Betty L. Hoffman, Bayes
1930-2007
GRANT, Betty L. Hoffman, Bayes went to be with her Lord, February 21, 2007. She was born in Whitehouse, Kentucky, May 15, 1930, to the late Roy and Sally (Green) Maynard. Betty enjoyed cooking and having her family around. She was a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, great-grandmother and sister. She retired from the Ohio Masonic Home after 30 years of service. She will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Grant and brother, Charles E. (Todd). Survivors include sons, John (Julia) Moore, Jay Hoffman, Joseph (Terri) Hoffman, Jeff Bayes; step-son, Jerry (Carol) Hoffman; step- daughter, Sandy Hoffman; grandchildren, Chris Barry, Candie Rice, Cindy Campbell, Catina Denny, Miranda Bayes; great-grandchildren, Shianne and Ashley Rice, Tag and Molly Barry, Guy and Lance Laywell, Alyssa Campbell, Buddy Denny, Dominick Moore, step-grandchildren, Terri and Vicki Hoffman; brothers, James, Frank (Caroline), Jack (Mary), Robert (Janet Sue) Maynard; sisters, Joyce Snodgrass (Joe Pendleton), Mona Bowman and several nieces and nephews. A service will be held in Rose Hill Chapel, 4781 South Charleston Pike, Monday, February 26, 2007, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Walter Mock officiating. Arrangements are being handled by JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME. Springfield Ohio 2/25/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
GRAY, Oscar Jason
1927-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Oscar Jason Gray, 79, of Wittensville, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Paris, he was a son of the late Bruce Sr. and Willie Reynolds Gray. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Mullins Gray, in 2001; and a sister, Nora McClay. Survivors include a son, Danny Mullins of Ohio; two daughters, Carol Gray of Wittensville, and Judy Fryman of Cynthiana; two brothers, Bruce Gray Jr. of California, and David Pelfrey of Ohio; four sisters, Effie Bryant of Florida, Betty Morris of Kentucky, and Pasty Peters and Barbara Hundley, both of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He will be cremated. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
GREEN, Trisha (Gilliam)
1968-2007
TENNESSEE — Trisha Green, 39, of Caryville, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at her residence. Born Feb. 2, 1968, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Pamela Eldridge Gilliam of Martha, and the late Amos Gilliam. She was an industrial supervisor. Additional survivors include two sons, Justin Cantrell and Taylor Williams, both of Caryville; a daughter, Shawna Williams of Caryville; a brother, Sean Gilliam of Salyersville; and two sisters, Tammy Gilliam and Melissa Skaggs, both of Martha. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Christian Union Church, Keaton, with Rev. Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in Gilliam Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.14 2007

  
HILL, Ernestine (Colvin)
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ernestine Hill, 79, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Feb. 14, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Harve Colvin and Isabelle Fitch. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hill; and two brothers, James Colvin and Milton Colvin. Survivors include a son, Alan Hill of Van Lear; three daughters, Kathy McCoart of Van Lear, Martha Haddix of Lowmansville, and Donna Hill of Staffordsville; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.28 2007

   
JACKSON, Robert
1924-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Robert Jackson, 82, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 28, 1924, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Walter and Virgie Conley Jackson. He was a machinist in a factory, and a WW II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Ann Jackson of Staffordsville; a step-son, Michael Allen Morrison of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Danny Jackson and Walter Ray Jackson, both of Staffordsville and Walter Jackson Jr. of Rineyville; two sisters, June Chandler and Evalene Wells, both of Staffordsville; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 15, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Doug Crider, Wendell Ison, and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
KEETON, Jeanetta (Meade)
1937-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Jeanetta Keeton, 69, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 23, 1937, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Pearlie Wheeler Meade. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, J.C. Meade, Hoover Meade, Lloyd Meade, Charles Meade, and Howard Meade; and two sisters, Beatrice Williams and May Blanton. Survivors include three daughters, Nellie Baldwin of Paintsville, and Annette Tackett and Amy Sperry, both of Salyersville; a brother, Paul Meade of Salyersville; a sister, Helen Reed of Flat Gap; and one grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 12 at Salyersville Funeral Home with Rev. J.R. Connelley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Paintsville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.14 2007

  
KNOTTS, Gracie (Hall)
2007
Gracie (Hall) Tackett Knotts, age 77, passed away February 15, 2007, at her residence. Born in East Point, Ky and then became a Columbus resident in the 1950's, where she made her home and her life. Gracie was a loving wife, mother, and friend. Daughter of William and Pricilla Hall. Survived by husband, William Knotts; brothers, Sammie Reed and Stewart Hall; sister, Billie Jean Reed; children, Ricky Tackett of Columbus, OH, Stanley (Brenda) Tackett of Creola, OH and Irene (Dave) Stumbo; numerous nieces, nephews; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren. Friends may call February 19, 2007 4-8 p.m. at the Briggs Road Baptist Church, 3231 Briggs Rd., Columbus, OH where service will be held 11 a.m. February 20, 2007. Rev. Ron Hopkins officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Arrangements completed at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St.COLUMBUS (OH) 2/18/07

   
LEMASTER, Catheryn Rebecca (Webb)
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Catheryn Rebecca Lemaster, 69, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 31, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ozie and Anna Meade Webb. She was a member of Low Gap United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Willis Lemaster of Flat Gap; four sons, Mike Lemaster, Jimmy Lemaster, and Robbie Lemaster, all of Flat Gap, and Scottie Lemaster of Warsaw, Ind.; a daughter, Janice Cantrell of West Liberty; three brothers, Darrell Webb of Flat Gap, Charlie Webb of Oil Springs and Larry Webb of Coal Grove, Ohio; four sisters, Malta Curtis of Flat Gap, Alene Combs of Russell, Ruth Williams of South Shore, and Laura Gibbs of Raceland; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.10 2007

    
LEMASTER, Anna Marie (Lemaster)
1916-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 11 a.m. at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church for Anna Marie Lemaster, 90, of Cardington, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31. Mrs. Lemaster was born Dec. 3, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Wilson and Sarah Jamima Auxier Rice. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Franklin Lemaster. Surviving are two sons, Carl Lemaster of South Carolina and Cody Lemaster of Patastcala, Ohio; one daughter, Vickie Edwards of Edison, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight step- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Mark Tuggle, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.07 2007

     
LEMASTER, Marjorie E. (Brown)
1926-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, 3 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky., for Marjorie E. “Granny” LeMaster, 80, of Wabash, Ind., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., and Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Monday, Feb. 26 in Steubenville, Ohio. Mrs. LeMaster was born Sept. 9, 1926 in Boyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Jay and Rouie Brown. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, three sisters, one brother, and one grandson. Surviving are two sons, M.I. “Lee” and Terry (Sabrina) LeMaster, both of Wabash, Ind.; five daughters, Linda (Ron) Hoover of Steubenville, Wyvetta Watts of Huntington, Deedra (Dan) Nicholas of Concord, N.C., Debra (LeMoine) Lauer of Logansport, Ind., and Walena Rose (Gary) Faust of Prineville, Ore.; three brothers, John Brown of Newark, Ohio, Robert Brown of Spokane, Wash., and Ray Brown of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Irene Anderson of Greenup, Ky., Loretta Hetzer of Huntington, Marty Bentley of Alexandria, Va., and Rose Brown of Pikeville, Ky.; a special sister; and 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great- great- grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will take place in the Whitt Cemetery in Argillite, Ky., with a memorial service to be held at a later date in Wabash. Arrangements under the direction of the Reed Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.02 2007


    
MCKENZIE, Loretta Florence (Hensley)
1952-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Loretta Florence McKenzie, 54, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at her residence. Born Aug. 3, 1952, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late David and Bonnie Manns Hensley. She was a cook with Venture Homes. Survivors include a son, David "Moocher" McKenzie of West Van Lear; a daughter, Jenny Lee McKenzie of Wittensville; three brothers, Ray Hensley of Boons Camp, James Hensley of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Darrell "Buster" Hensley of Paintsville; six sisters, Emma Bright of Louisa, Norma Honeycutt and Virginia Sue Fitzwater, both of Paintsville, Margaret Lou Hensley of Staffordsville, Evalene Curtis of Red Bush, and Yvonne Mills of Tutor Key; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with William Paul Perkins and Wayne Price officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation until time of service today, Friday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.23 2007

   
MEEK, Danny Michael
1983-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Danny Michael Meek, 24, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Feb. 24 2007.  Born Feb. 21, 1983, in Huntington, W.Va., he was a son of Ballard Meek Jr. of Staffordsville, and Ginger Haney Litteral of Paintsville. He was employed with Paul Williams Contracting. Additional survivors include his wife, Ginger Marie Stanley Meek of Staffordsville; a son, Patrick Michael Meek of Staffordsville; a step-daughter, Kristan Brookes of Hager Hill; a half-brother, Thomas Litteral of Paintsville; and a sister, Misty Houston of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Albert Horne and Jimmy Horne officiating. Burial will be in Blevins Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation any time prior to services Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
MINIX, Glen "Eugene" Bozo
1946-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Glen "Eugene" Bozo Minix, 60, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 27, 1946, in Knox, Ind., he was a son of the late Bill Minix and Virgie Minix Hancock. He was a rock truck driver. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Pearlie Minix; paternal grandparents, Denny and Lessie Minix; and maternal grandparents, Jim and Mae Minix. Survivors include a daughter, Kayla Woodard of Salyersville; five brothers, Earsel Minix of Culver, Ind., Paul Edward Minix of LePorte, Ind., Dale Minix of Salyersville, Woodrow Hancock of Warsaw, Ind., and J.C. Hancock of St. Augustine, Fla.; and seven sisters, Shirley Carty, Orrenda Mullins, and Kathy Hunley, all of Salyersville, Pat Brady of Shallotte, N.C., Priscilla Kenrick of San Antonio, Texas, Janice Sue Emerson of Nashville, Tenn., and Betty Marshall of Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial was in Warnie Bailey Cemetery, Bee Tree, Oakley, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
MOLLETT, Ked Jr.
1943-2007
A resident of Tomahawk, Ky,  passed away on February 21, 2007 in Ashland, Ky. He was born January 22, 1943 in Wyoming Co, W. Va. He was the son of the late Ked Sr. and Addie Mollett. His first wife, Muriel Fay Butcher Mollett preceded him in death in 1991. He later married Marie Turner Mollett. He is survived by five brothers; Edgar Mollett, Elmo Mollett, Freddie Mollett, Stanley Mollett, and Ronnie Mollett, and three sisters; Flora Hodge, Pauline Plugger and Jenny Spence. He was preceded in death by, one brother, Gene Mollett, three sisters, Amy Harless, Clara Belle Spence and Carolyn Mollett. He is survived by four children; Timmy, Scotty Eugene, Earl Michael Mollett and Ruby Ann Mollett Barton. Funeral services for Mr. Mollett were held on February 24, 2007 at the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church at Tomahawk, Ky.   Words of comfort were provided by Harold Conley and David Meeks. Arrangements were by Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home Inc. of Inez, Ky. Internment was in Ballard Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Being unable to obtain an actual obituary, the above obituary was composed by Ron Branham with information provided by family member (Ricky Butcher)

    
MONTGOMERY, Harold
1918-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harold Montgomery, 88, of West Van Lear, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at his residence. He was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Morgan County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Marie McCarty Montgomery. Survivors include five sons, James Burns Montgomery, Danny Montgomery, and Harold Anthony Montgomery, all of West Van Lear, Daril Montgomery of Ivel and John Frank Montgomery of Garrard; two daughters, Diana Montgomery of West Van Lear, and Fonsby Montgomery Himes of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, Little Mud Lick, with Terry Conley, Tim Salyers, Wendell Ison, and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery, Cow Creek, Magoffin County, under direction of Childers Funeral Home, Meally. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.28 2007

    
MORRISON, Margie Lee (Ward)
1923-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m. at the Auxier Free Will Baptist church for Margie Lee Ward Morrison, 83, of Auxier, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 1 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Morrison was born March 29, 1923, daughter of the late Jefferson Ward and Rosa Lilly. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Morrison. Surviving are six daughters, Jeanie Perry of Auxier, Geraldine Wells of Allen, Ky., Kathleen Butcher and Carol Fannin, both of Van Lear, Ky., Lucy Woods of Columbus, Ohio, and Elizabeth Williams of Florida; four sons, William and Greg Morrison, both of Auxier, Roger Morrison of Paintsville, Ky., and Melvin “Bud” Morrison of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Marsha Goshorn of Tennessee; and 30 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Bobby Joe Spencer, Bro. Shane Powers and Calvin Setser, with burial in the Morrison Family Cemetery in Auxier. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.07 2007

   
PIERSON, Artie
1918-2007
Pierson, Artie Age 87 Of Mt. Healthy Passed Away Tuesday, February 27, 2007 At Hospice Of Hamilton. She Was Born December 12, 1918 In Muddy Branch, Ky, The Daughter Of Archie And Pearl (Ramey) Debold. On June 26, 1927 She Married Robert Allen Pierson In Huntington, Wva. Artie Was A Member Of The Jamestown Church Of Christ. She Is Survived By Her Children, Larry D. (Ruth Ann) Pierson, Rose Marie (Mick) Reed And Mary Frances (John) Stacy; Sisters, Jessie Greene And Blanche Pence; 5 Grandchildren; And 2 Great-Grandchildren. Artie Was Preceded In Death By Her Parents; Husband; Brother, Edward Debold; And Sisters, Nellie Hilscher And Louella Kuntz. Visitation Will Be 5 P.M. - Until Time Of Service (7 P.M.), Thursday, March 1, 2007 At Fairfield Church Of Christ, 745 Symmes Rd., Fairfield, Oh 45014. Another Visitation Will Be 10 A.M. - Until Time Of Service (11 A.M.), Friday, March 2, 2007 At Jamestown Church Of Christ 152 W. Washington St. / Old St. Rt. 35, Jamestown, Oh 45335. Burial Will Take Place At Jamestown Cemetery (New). In Lieu Of Flowers, Memorials May Be Made To Hospice Of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cinti, Oh 45263. Hamilton Ohio 2/28/2007.

   
PRICE, Millard
1924-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Millard Price, 82, of Offutt, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 22 at his residence. Mr. Price was born Nov. 27, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Silver and Alice Ratliff Price. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, May Wallen Price of Offutt; four daughters, Judy Robinson of Paintsville, Ky., Peggy Barker and Loretta Price, both of Offutt, and Doris O’Bryan of Staffordsville, Ky.; one sister, Susie Bender of Marengo, Ohio; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bruce Howard, with burial in the Millard Price Cemetery at Offutt. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.23 2007

    
RIGSBY, Joseph Ivory "Joe"     
1971-2007
Joseph Ivory "Joe" Rigsby, 35, of Martha, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 in Johnson County. Born Aug. 24, 1971, in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of Roselee Edwards Rigsby of Martha and the late Thomas G. Rigsby. He was a musician and of the Baptist faith. Additional survivors include two sons, Aaron Rigsby and Seth Rigsby, both of Martha; two brothers, Jonathan Rigsby and Joshua Rigsby, both of Martha; and maternal grandmother, Mae Edwards of Grayson. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 9, at Waddell and Whitt Funeral Home, Sandy Hook, with Bros. Gerald Wright and Roosevelt Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Rigsby Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Waddell and Whitt Funeral Home. Visitation will be anytime prior to service Friday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.10 2007

   
RIVERS, Billy
1939-2007
Billy Gene Rivers, 67, of Hager Hill, died Friday [Feb.23 2007] in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. He was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Johnson County. His wife, Bonnie Spencer Rivers, survives. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in May/Rivers Cemetery in Hager Hill. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight at Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville and one hour before the service Sunday at the church. Ashland Ky. Saturday February 24, 2007

   
ROWLAND, Creval
1924-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Creval Rowland, 82, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Rowland was born Dec. 22, 1924, son of the late Henry and Lula Curtis Rowland. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Gullett Rowland; one son, Glen Rowland; and one brother and seven sisters. He was a WWII Army veteran. Surviving are seven sons, Charles, Gary, and William Rowland, all of Hager Hill, Ky., Clifford and Richard Rowland, both of Paintsville, Ky., Happy Rowland of East Point, and Mike Rowland of Thelma, Ky.; one daughter, Jenny Burkhalter of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Billie Jean Azelton of Clio, Mich., and Bertie Melvin of Wabash, Ind.; one brother, William Rowland of Paintsville; and 23 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Larry Blair and Ronnie Spriggs. A military gravesite service will be conducted by Chapter 18 DAV of Auxier, Ky. Burial will be at the Adams Family Cemetery at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville.Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.02 2007

   
SALYER, Dollie G. (McCarty)
1921-2007
BOYD COUNTY — Dollie G. Salyer, 85, of Westwood, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 20, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Leander Williams McCarty. She was a member of Little Paint United Baptist Church and a former seamstress with Stars, Dons Men's Shop, Tots and Teens, and Delmars Dress Shop. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sanford H. "Sanky" Salyer; four brothers, Clyde McCarty, Woodrow McCarty, Ollie McCarty, and Joe McCarty; and two sisters, Esther Reynolds and Jessie LeMaster. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Trimble of Westwood, and Loyola "Loy" Baker of Flatwoods; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 5, at Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland, with Bros. Phillip Caudill, Justin Boyd, and Philip Stevens officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens under direction of Preston Family Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
SHERMAN, Charles Monroe
1929-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Monroe Sherman, 77, of Crab Orchard, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 at V. A. Medical Center, Lexington. Born April 11, 1929, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Alfred "Buck" and Mae Conley Sherman. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

   
SHORT, Ray V.
1921-2007
Ray V. Short, 85 of Fairborn, OH passed away February 23, 2007 in the Miami Valley Hospital. He was born November 3, 1921 in Meally, KY, the son of the late James Hershel and Lucinda (Powers) Short. Ray served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Central Avenue Church of Christ and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Frances in March of 2006; two granddaughters, Megan Cox in 1985, Rebecca Jo Wheeler in 1988; a grandson, Jonathon Cox in 2000; two brothers, George and Charles Short; and a sister, Loretta Gillispie. He is survived by two sons, Roger T. "Tucker" Daniel, and wife Page of Paintsville, KY, James R. Short, and wife Deborah of Monroe, NC; four daughters, Deanna J. Falcon, and husband Dr. Carroll of Thibodaux, LA, Debra K. Wheeler, and husband Dannie of New Carlisle, OH, Joanna G. Cox, and husband Addie of Springfield, OH, Beverly J. Davis, and husband Ken of Bellbrook, OH; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Arville Short, and wife Maude of Meally, KY; two sisters, Burletta Daniels, and husband Bob of Thelma, KY, Hester Daniels of Paintsville, KY; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Funeral services will be held on February 26, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Pastor R.C. McDonald officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment with military honors will follow in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

     
SPEARS, Edna (LeMaster)
1924-2007
Edna LeMaster Spears, 82, passed away at her home in Windham, Ohio, surrounded by her family on Feb. 14, 2007. Born March 17, 1924 in Johnson County, Kentucky, she is the daughter of the late Thomas and Goldia Conley LeMaster. She married Richard Spears on Feb. 7, 1945. They moved to Windham, Ohio, in November 1950. Edna was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Stow, Ohio, and served as a deaconess. Survivors include her daughter, Wanda (Michael) Archon of Windham, Ohio; granddaughter, Kristen Archon (Sam Roth); great-granddaughter, Alixandria Roth of Jacksonville, Florida; and a sister, Loretta McIntyre of Akron, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard Spears, in 2000; a sister, Allie Griffin; and two brothers, Lester and Tom Jr. LeMaster. Friends and family will be received Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 from 3-5 p.m. at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday with Pastor Fred Youngen officiating. Interment will follow at Windham Township Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Forum Health Hospice, whom the family would like to thank for their excellent care and support during this time. www.carsonfuneralhomes.com. Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.16 2007

   
STAMBAUGH, Alma Mae (O'Brian)
1945-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alma Mae Stambaugh, 62, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 17, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Richard Lee and Alma Blevins O'Brian. She was a cook and member of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul Wayne Stambaugh Sr. of Sitka; three sons, Paul Wayne Stambaugh Jr. of Paintsville, Louie Richard Stambaugh of Sitka, and Jerry Edward Stambaugh of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Anna Mae Puckett of Fairborn, Ohio, and Lisa Sluss of Lowmansville; seven brothers, Henry Lee O'Brian, Wesley Lewis O'Brian, Scottie Patrick O'Brian, all of Paintsville, Nicky Leonard O'Brian of Stambaugh, Jimmy Ray O'Brian of Tutor Key, Elbert O'Brian of Sitka, and Ricky O'Brian of Lexington; three sisters, Sondra Kay Bowens of Staffordsville, Donia Sue O'Brian of Paintsville, and Bethel Howard of Lowmansville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Feb. 24, at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church, with Lester Green and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be today, Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.23 2007

   
STURGILL, James L.
1943-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. at the Miles Funeral Home Chapel for James L. Sturgill, 63, of Hazelhurst, Ga., who passed away Thursday, Jan. 11 at his residence. Mr. Sturgill was born Feb. 4, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Luena Taylor Sturgill.  Surviving are five sisters, Elizabeth Huth and Mary Ruth Caudill, both of Wooster, Ohio, Melva Chambers of West Worick, R.I., and Ladine Sturgill and Jessie Castle, both of West Van Lear, Ky.; step-son, Doug Crawford of Wooster; a step-daughter-in-law, Lynn Crawford of Baxley, Ga.; a brother-in-law, L.C. Taylor, and sister- in-law, Sue Taylor, both of Hazelhurst; and several nieces. The service was officiated by the Rev. Steve Toler, with burial in the Crosby Cemetery at Graham, Ga. Arrangements under the direction of the Miles Funeral Home of Hazelhurst.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-24-2007

   
THOMAS, David K.
1960-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Albany, Ky., for David K. Thomas, 47, of Albany, formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 4 2007 at Clinton County Hospital. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, George R. Thomas. Surviving are his mother, Geneva Miller Thomas of Albany; one brother, George (Lisa) Jr. Thomas of West Liberty, Ky.; one sister, Sherri Susan (Ron) Elkins of Nicholasville, Ky.; and three nephews and one great-nephew. The service was officiated by Bros. Tommy Sexton and Bob Sawer, with burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Campbell Funeral Home of Albany. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.07 2007

   
THOMAS, Merle Leroy
2007
OHIO — Merle Leroy Thomas, 75, of Dayton, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a deacon and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Christine Thomas of Dayton; two sons, Mark Thomas and Matthew Thomas; a daughter, Joy Williams; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 22, at Newsome Funeral Home and Crematory, Dayton, with Pastor Jim Richardson officiating. Interment was Friday, Feb. 23, at Jackson Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

    
THOMPSON, Mayme  (Kestner)
1917-2007
THOMPSON, Mayme 89, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2007. She was born in Hager Hill, Kentucky, on July 4, 1917, to the late Norris and Okie (Conley) Kestner. Her spice of life were her family, traveling and cooking. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Joe Rybikowsky of Palm Bay, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd "Butch" and Michele Thompson of Lakewood, Colorado; grandchildren, Brian Rybikowsky of Palm Bay, Florida, Chris Thompson and Kim Thompson of Denver, Colorado; Doug Thompson, South Korea; five great-grandchildren; four nephews, Larry, Jim and Steve Kestner, all of Springfield, Ohio; Darrel Kestner of Blacklick, Ohio; and her special sister and longtime companion, Mildred Kestner. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years, Earl Thompson, and brother, Leonard Kestner. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 27, 2007, from 4-7 p.m. in the JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 2425 North Limestone Street, with services there on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Blain officiating. A private burial will be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 2/27/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
VANHOOSE, Joe Jr.
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Joe VanHoose Jr., 78, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 at his residence. Born July 23, 1928, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Joe and Flossie Wilcox VanHoose. He was a plumber/electrician and U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Johnson VanHoose of Paintsville; a brother, Willard "Red" VanHoose of Paintsville; two sisters, Roberta Stanley of Paintsville and Judith Spears James of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill, Larry Smith, and Chuck Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007

  
VAN HOOSE, Paul D.
1936-2007
Paul D. VanHoose  70, of Springfield, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday February 12, 2007 in Community Hospital due to complications of a stroke. He was born August 10, 1936 in Paintsville, KY to John and Mary (Butcher) Van Hoose. Paul owned and operated the Van Hoose Insurance Agency for 23 years retiring in 1998. He was a social member of the D.A.V. Chapter 13. He is survived by two sons and spouse, Dave and Maryann Van Hoose and Tim Van Hoose; a stepson Zach Rice all of Springfield; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth (Bill) Adkins, Port Washington, Ohio and Jo (Burl) Stacy, Eaton, Ohio ; numerous nieces and nephews including David and Mark Burgess. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy in 1994, and granddaughter, Brandy Van Hoose, 10 brothers and six sisters. Friends may call in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with Mark Brugess officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial donations may me made to the D.A.V. Chapter 13. Springfield, Ohio 2/15/2007.

   
WALLACE, Nancy Jane (Stephens)
1911-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Jane Wallace, 95, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Friday, Jan. 26 at her residence. Mrs. Wallace was born May 14, 1911 in Stanton, Ky., daughter of the late Henry Stephens and Elizabeth Swango. She was retired from the Floyd County Health Department, and was one of the first public health nurses in Floyd County. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Wallace, and six sisters and two brothers. Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Zella Wells of Paintsville, Ky.; one son, Dr. Gabriel Wallace of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Callie Gambill of Catlettsburg, Ky.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Dr. Harold Dorsey and the Rev. Robert Coppings, with burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.31 2007

   
WARD, Kristian Lashae
2007-2007
Kristian LaShae Ward, infant daughter of Ronald Ward and Susan Ramey Ward of Tutor Key, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. She was born Feb. 26, 2007. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, the Rev. Willard Ramey. Surviving are two brothers, Shikea Lee Ramey and Jasmine Ward, both of Tutor; her maternal grandmother, Ellen Ramey of Paintsville, Ky.; her paternal grandparents, Barbara Jean Ward of Paintsville and Lonnie Parker of Lawrence County, Ky.; four aunts, Stephanie Smith, Effie Fairchild, Tammy Fairchild and Treasa Parker; and four uncles, William Ramey, Willard Ramey Jr., Steven Ramey and Brian Ward. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 27, 2007, at Ramey Family Cemetery in Patterson Creek, Flatgap, Ky. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville is in charge of arrangements. Ashland Ky. Feb 27 2007

    
YOHN, Margarite E.
1927-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Margarite E. Yohn, 80, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 30, 1927, in Woodstock, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Mae Elizabeth Brake. She was also preceded in death by a son, Lonnie William Colburn; and a brother, William H. Bennett. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 24, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Revs. Herman Roberts and Manuel Minix officiating. Burial was in Tip Top Cemetery, Tip Top, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2007




MARCH - 2007
ARMS, Alka (Estepp)
1912-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alka Estepp Arms, 94, of Staffordsville, died Friday, March 9, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Sept. 10, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Rosie Salyers Estepp. She was a sales clerk with G.C. Murphy Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Arms, in 1972. Survivors include four sons, Alvious Arms of Huntington, W.Va., Bill Arms of Grove City, Ohio, Herbert Arms of Hager Hill and Wayne Arms of Farmington, Mo.; two daughters, Everetta Bradley of Stuttgart, Ark., and Vickie Blanton of Staffordsville; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Richard Williams and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

    
BEYER, Rosalina (Saucedo)
1938-2007
A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 8 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, Ky., for Rosalina Saucedo Kimbleton Beyer, 69, of Lawrenceburg, who passed away Saturday, March 3 2007 at the Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles, Ky. Mrs. Beyer was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Saltillo, Mexico, daughter of the late Dionisio and Filimina de la Pena Saucedo. She was a retired tile sorter with Florida Tile. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Gordon James Kimbleton, and second husband, Walter Beyer. Surviving are one son, Richard (Maria) Kimbleton of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Bertha Aldope and Petty Gonzalez, and one brother, Humberto Saucedo, all of Mexico; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Charles Savarimuthu, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Gash Memorial Chapel of Lawrenceburg. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.09 2007

    
BLAIR, Timothy W. "Tim"
1966-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY —Timothy W. "Tim" Blair, 40, of Leander, died Thursday, March 15 2007. Born June 27, 1966, at Elkhart County, Ind., he was a son of Hebern Manis Blair and Carolyn Rose Hitchcock Blair. Additional survivors in-clude maternal grandmother, Avonell Hitchcock of Denver; paternal grandmother, Melba Blair of Denver; a daughter, Jessica Blair of Denver; a brother, Steven Manis Blair of Paintsville; and a sister, Tammy Ann Haney of Leander. Funeral services were Sunday, March 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Colvin and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.21 2007

   
BLEVINS, Clyde E.
1918-2007
Clyde E. Blevins, 88, died on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. He was born March 21, 1918, son of the late Lewis “Judge” and Ola Murray Blevins of Paintsville. He was a salesman for General Foods and Big Sandy Wholesale in Pikeville for a number of years; owner/operator of Clyde’s Shopping Center (a general store); a developer of Northgate Subdivision and Paintsville Shopping Plaza (former old Lowe’s building) in Paintsville; the founder of the “Country Music Highway” (U.S. 23); a former Paintsville City Councilman,; a former executive director of the Paintsville- Johnson County Chamber of Commerce; and a board member of the First Christian Church and charter member of the Paintsville High School Alumni Association. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Dixon Blevins; two daughters, Kay Dixon (Ron) Isfort of Richmond, Ky., and Lynne Murray Crow of Arlington, Va.; one son, James Clyde (J.C.) Blevins of Paintsville; and two grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. A graveside service for immediate family was held on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps and Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.21 2007

   
CANTRELL, Mitchell
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mitchell Cantrell, 86, of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at his residence. Born March 29, 1920, at Whitehouse, he was a son of the late Mance and Ella Mae Napier Cantrell. He was a plumber/electrician/construction worker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Magdalene Rowland Can-trell. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Cantrell of Paintsville; and two sisters, Betty Hale of Pineville and Burdis Spradlin of West Van Lear. Funeral services were Sunday, March 4, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elder James R. Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Graveside services were conducted by DAV Chapter 18 of Auxier. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

   
CANTRELL, Sarah Francis (Fyffe)
1907-2007
LAWRENCE COUNTY —Sarah Francis Cantrell, 99, of Keaton, died Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born June 8, 1907, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Manda Blevins Fyffe. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Proctor Cantrell of Keaton; a daughter, Ruby Lemaster of New Carlisle, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Ronnie Spriggs and Joe Adkins officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar. 2007

   
CARROLL, Widson J. "Chick"
1925-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Widson J. "Chick" Carroll, 81, of Paintsville, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born Aug. 21, 1925, at Cedar Town, Ga., he was a son of the late Widson Carroll Sr. and Naomi Campbell. He was the former owner of Chicks Drive-In and a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Hawkins Carroll of Paintsville; a son, Charles "Chuck" Carroll of Irvine; two daughters, Linda Carroll Kincaid of Danville and Becky Carroll Dausman of Paintsville; a step-brother, Frank Wright Jr. of Cedartown; a half-sister, Faye Koontz of Woodstock, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Hoge Hockensmith, Donnie Patrick, and Larry O'Bryan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.14 2007

  
CAUDILL, Earnest
1931-2007
Earnest Caudill, 75, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, March 23, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Garrett and Eria (Salyers) Caudill. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Tsuyako (Takanashi) Caudill, whom he married at the American Embassy in Tokyo Dec. 16, 1964; 3 sisters: Beatrice Conley, Bethel Jenks, Anna Nelson; and 3 brothers: Hansel Caudill, Raymond Caudill, and Robert Caudill. Earnest is survived by his sister: Pauline Parks of Fairborn; and many nieces and nephews. He proudly served his country in the US Marines. Services are being held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the VA Medical Center or to the American Diabetes Association.  Services in care of McColaugh Funeral Home, Xenia, Ohio. Fairborn, OH. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock              Note: Kentucky Birth Records Has Earnest Caudill Being Born: Sep.10 1931
   

   
CRUM, Marda
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Marda Crum, 86, of Boons Camp, died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 25, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Addie and Effie Penix Crum. He was a coal miner and a member of Little Friendship Untied Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Liz Brown Crum of Boons Camp; two sons, Ronald Crum of Midway, Ohio, and John Crum of Centerville, Ohio; a step-son, Gred Davis of Paris; two daughters, Joyce Staniford of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Janice Kay Lowe of Wabash, Ind.; two step-daughters, Brenda Hatfield of McCarr and Libby Moore of Boons Camp; two sisters, Estarah Davis of Paintsville, and Janie Butcher of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grand children. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 6, at Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Claude Mollette Kenny Preece and Glen Penix officiating. Burial was in Crum Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction or Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

    
DANIELS, Anna Ruth (Daniels)
1921-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anna Ruth Daniels, 85, of Nippa, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 21, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Jeff Daniels Jr. and Vina Belcher Daniels. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Daniels. Survivors include three sons, Dallas Daniels, Glen Daniels and William Daniels, all of Florida; a daughter, Patricia Ann Wright of Paintsville; a sister, Sara Browning of Georgia; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Daniels Family Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

  
DANIELS, Bertha Evalee (Austin)
1933-2007
Bertha Evalee Daniels, 73, of Fairborn passed away Monday, March 19, 2007 in Dayton. She was born June 19, 1933 in Boons Camp, Kentucky to the late Elmer and Ruby Austin. Bertha retired from the Fairborn City Schools and enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of the Miami Valley United Baptist Church. Bertha is survived by her husband, Arnold Daniels, two sons; Vincent Daniels of Brookville, and Ronald Daniels of Yellow Springs, two sisters and brothers-in- law; Jewel and Aaron Pack, and Laveda and Roy Davis, a brother and sister-in-law; Hollie and Pat Austin, four grandchildren and spouses; Rhonda and Kevin Dillman, Douglas and Shelly Daniels, Lucinda Daniels, Joshua Daniels, two great grandchildren; Lincoln Dillman, Duncan Dillman, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral Service will be conducted 10:00 am Friday, March 23, 2007 in Miami Valley United Baptist Church, Fairborn, with Elder Freddie Preston and Elder Denver Caudill officiating. Burial will follow the service in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may visit 5-8pm Thursday in the church. Bertha's family would like to thank Hospice of Dayton, staff, nurses and aids. Dayton Ohio 3/21/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
DANIELS, Paul Douglas
1965-2007
Paul Douglas Daniels, 41, of Richmond, the son of Virgil Joe and Juanita Rigsby Daniels, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2007 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Daniels, his step-children, Jason, Tiffany Michelle and Kriten Morman, all of Berea, KY; three sisters, Michelle Denise Brewer of Ulysses, KY, Carolyn Rigsby of Thelma, KY and Willa Tackett of Keaton, KY. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Preston Funeral Home, in Paintsville with Travis Tackett and Jimmy VanHoose officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville, KY. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday at the Preston Funeral Home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DAWSON, Ruth (Dawson)
1910-2007
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ruth Dawson, 96, of Dayton, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, March 4 2007 at Hospice of Dayton in Dayton. Mrs. Dawson was born Dec. 8, 1910 in Grundy, Va., daughter of the late Doranto and Julina Pelphrey Dawson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ocal Dawson. She was a member of the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Elmer Dawson of Colorado and Bill Dawson of Danville, Ky.; one daughter, Geneva Trimble of Dayton, Ohio; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Lowell Pelphrey and Michael Trimble, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.07 2007


DELONG, Willie
1915-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Willie Delong, 92, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 30, 1915, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Sarah Sammons Delong. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Van Lear Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Delong; two daughters, Connie Jewell Delong and Donna Sue Greek; two brothers, Curt and Mitchell Delong; and three sisters, Nancy, Minzie, and Ruby. Survivors include his wife, Virgie Adkins Delong of Van Lear; four sons, Darrell Delong of Baltimore, Md., Larry David Delong, Michael Delong, and Danny Delong, all of Van Lear; two daughters, Linda Ward of Van Lear, and Brenda Brown of Lexington; a sister, Audrey Dearfield of Cleveland, Ohio; 30 grandchildren; 39 great- grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 31, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Delong Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr.2007

    
DRIGGS, Veneda (Crum)
1927-2007
Graveside services were held Monday, March 12, 11 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky., for Veneda Crum Driggs, 79, of Elyria, Ohio, who passed away Friday, March 9 2007 at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Mrs. Driggs was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Arbie and Judith Williamson Porter. She was a nursing assistant at Wesleyan Village. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert Crum; second husband, Charles Driggs; and one brother, E.B. Porter. Surviving are one step-son, Danny (Ginny) Driggs of Acworth, Ga.; two daughters, Joyce (Donnie) Cannon of Elyria, and Karen (Eddie) New of Amherst, Ohio; one step-daughter, Portia Perine of Oberline, Ohio; one brother, A.L. (Ann) Porter of Waverly, Ohio; and four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Conley. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.14 2007


FRAIM, Paul C.
2007
Paul C. Fraim, 79, of Campbellsville, Ky., a native of Paintsville, Ky., passed away Monday in Campbellsville. He is survived by his wife, Anne Landreth Fraim; one son, Paul Mark (Teresa) Wesley Fraim of Tennessee; one brother, Dr. J.D. (Mary Elizabeth) Fraim, and one sister, Nancy McKenzie, both of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. The service will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian church. Graveside services will be Wednesday at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.14 2007

    
HANEY, Earl
1925-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 22, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Earl Haney, 81, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, March 18 2007 at the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky. Mr. Haney was born June 19, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Will and Alice Reed Haney. He was retired from Paintsville Grocery, and was a Army veteran of WWII. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ora Tackett. Surviving are his wife, Arizona Davis Haney; three sons, Bill Haney of Pine Ridge, Ky., Don Haney of Staffordsville, Ky., and William H. Ratliff of Russell, Ky.; two daughters, Nancy Rainey of Meally and Kaye Sword of Mount Sterling, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Scott, with burial in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.23 2007

   
HITCHCOCK, Hardis Joel
1932-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hardis Joel Hitchcock, 74, of Volga, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Edgewood Nursing Home, Port Clinton, Ohio. Born April 3, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Cecil and Susie Brown Hitchcock. He was retired from U.S. Gypsum. Survivors include a son, Robbie Florina of Port Clinton; a brother, Sardis Hitchcock of Volga, and a sister, Esther Gail Brown of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Funeral services will be noon, Thursday, March 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Paul Castle officiating. Burial will be in Brown Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.14 2007

   
HOLLIDAY, Daisy (Shepherd)
1918-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Daisy Shepherd Holliday, 88, of Half Mountain, Salyersville, died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 21, 1918, in Swampton, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Sallie Wallen Shepherd. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Thelma Back; four brothers, Ralph Shepherd, Tommy Shepherd, Earl Shepherd, and Bill Shepherd; and two sisters, Thelma Vanderpool and Virginia Holliday. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Holliday of Salyersville; a son, James Holliday of Salyersville; four sisters, Oma Risner and Alma Holliday, both of Lexington, Flora Sue Rudd of Royalton, and Alene Allen of Salyersville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Rev. Darrell Pack, Wayne Meade Jr. and David Profitt officiating. Burial will be in Clyde Holliday Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, and any time prior to services Thursday, March 8, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

  
JUSTICE, Daniel Quentin ‘Danny’
1944-2007
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church for Daniel Quentin “Danny” Justice, 62, of Pikeville, Ky., who passed away Monday, March 12 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville. Mr. Justice was born Aug. 5, 1944 in Fayette County, Ky., son of the late Quentin R. and Annette Donaldson Justice. He worked for Appalachian Wireless with sales. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Pikeville. Surviving are his wife, Gatha Robinson Justice; one son, Shan (Tina) Justice of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, John (Liddie) Justice of Raccoon, Ky., and Tom (Brenda) Justice of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren, Hunter Brooklynn Justice and Samantha Tate Justice. Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Gene Derryberry. Arrangements under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.14 2007


LEIGH Carlos Jr.
1933-2007
Carlos Leigh Jr., 73, son of the late Carlos and Rosabelle Stambaugh Leigh Sr., died Fri, Mar 9, 2007. He was born April 24, 1933 in Paintsville, KY, and a member of Highland Baptist Church. Carlos was a veteran of the US Air Force and served in the Korean War. He was a retired Director of Personal for the Fayette County Detention Center and former Deputy Sheriff for Fayette County. He is survived by three sisters; Loretta (Leon) Sims, Brenda Sizemore, and Linda (Seldon) Watkins all of Versailles, two brothers; Donald R. (Ruth) Leigh of Clays Ferry and Jimmy B. Leigh of Versailles. He is also preceded in death by a sister Patricia Cantszer. Funeral services will be 12pm Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at Whitehall Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor J.K. Pierce with burial following at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 11am until service time. Memorial contributions suggested to: Highlands Baptist Church, 2032 Paralle Road, Lexington, KY 40511. Lexington Ky. 3/12/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
LEMASTER, Robert Milton
1930-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Robert Milton LeMaster, 77, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 20 2007. Born Jan 15, 1930, at Barnetts Creek, he was a son of the late Francis and Stella LeMaster. He was retired from B.F. Goodrich Aerospace in Troy, Ohio, and was a member of Tipp City Church of the Nazarene. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Grant LeMaster. Survivors include his wife, Betty LeMaster of Tipp City; four daughters, Joyce Miller of Rocky Mount, Va., Phyllis Bronson of Port Clinton, Ohio, Rebecca Bashore of Tipp City, and Margaret LeMaster Pannell of Piqua, Ohio; two sons, Robert LeMaster of Martin, Tenn., and David LeMaster of Mason, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 23, at Tipp City Church of the Nazarene. Burial was Saturday, March 24, in Johnson County Memorial, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville, and Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

    
LYONS, Elza
1925-2007
Elza Lyons, 82, of Westerville, OH went to be with the Lord March 6, 2007. He was born January 19, 1925, in Paintsville, KY, son of the late James and Anna Margaret Fyffe Lyons. In addition to his parents, Elza is preceded in death by four brothers. He was a decorated Army veteran of WWII, receiving three Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Ribbon, Unit Citation, Combat Inf. Badge. Elza fought for our country on D-Day in Normandy and was in the first wave to hit Omaha Beach. He was also in other loe Bradshaw; brother, James Lyons; sister, Ruby (Ralph) Manley. Visitation will be March 9, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME N.E. CHAPEL, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Funeral service will be March 10, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Webb and Rev. Greg McClain, officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

   
MILLER, Edith (Hackney)
1921-2007
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Edith Hackney Miller, 85, of Charley, died Saturday, March 3 2007. Born April 3, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Zee Hackney. She was a homemaker, a member of Bells Chapel Church, and Eastern Star of Lowmansville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Miller; five sisters, and seven brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Emma Jean Maynard of Louisa; a son, Jerome E. Miller of Charley; a sister, Jacqualine Young of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Paul Hackney and Jimmy Hackney, both of Lowmansville, and Edgil Hackney of Sitka; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 6, at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

   
PEDRO, Helen (Harper)
1931-2007
CALIFORNIA — Helen Harper Pedro, 76, of Hayhard, Calif., formerly of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Eden Hospital, Castro Valley. She was born in 1931, at Van Lear. She was a long time resident of Hayward. Helen was a member of Halcyon Baptist Church in San Leandro. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Pedro; and a brother, Eugene Harper. Survivors include three sons, Larry Snow, Joseph Freitas, and Bruce Pedro; two daughters, Cherie Pedro-Collins, and Sharon Kelly, two brothers, Buster Harper, and Bill Harper; two sisters, Kathleen English, and Pauline Hall; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Mission South Chapel, Hayward. Visitation will be Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

    
PELPHREY, Thomas H.
1926-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thomas H. Pelphrey, 80, of Toledo, Ohio, died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at his residence. Born April 15, 1926, at Denver, he was a son of the late Labe and Lou Williams Pelphrey. Survivors include his wife, Rita Opfermann Pelphrey of Toledo; seven sons, Thomas Pelphrey Jr., Gary Opfermann, Bill Opfermann, Alan Opfermann, Jim Opfermann, Thomas Opfermann and John Opfermann; 10 daughters, Wanda Lou Lewis, Rebecca Smith, Nancy Lake, Roxann Opfermann, Virginia Weeman, Vicki Oberski, Judith Simmons, Mary Sopsack, Susan Opfermann and Annette Opfermann; two sisters, Juanita Holbrook and Doris Jean Borders; many grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, March 23, at Tarklan United Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Paul Pelphrey officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be held today until time of service at the church.  Big Sandy News Mar 2007

   
PICKLESIMER, Hubert Haskell
2007
VIRGINIA — Hubert Haskell Picklesimer, 86, of Swords Creek, Va., died Thursday, March 29 2007. Born at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Homer Daulton Picklesimer and Ethel Conley. He was retired from Lockheed-Martin, a WW II U.S. Army veteran, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, The World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupational Medal (Germany), a Deacon with the Church of Christ, Baltimore, Md., and an active member of Cliffield Church of Christ and Lebanon Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Picklesimer, Francis Picklesimer, and Hansel Picklesimer. Survivors include his wife, Della Elkins Picklesimer of Swords Creek; a son, David Picklesimer of West Caldwell, N.J.; three brothers, Estill Picklesimer of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Everette Picklesimer of Carey, Ohio, and Homer Picklesimer of Volga; three sisters, Juanita Bell of Wheeling, W.Va., Ann Monroe of Simpsonville, S.C., and Betty Garey of Volga; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 4, at Lebanon Church of Christ. Burial will be in Ketron Memorial Gardens, Lebanon, under direction of Singleton Funeral Service. Contributions may be made in his honor to Office of Advancement, General Scholarship Fund, Lipscomb University, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204-3951. Big Sandy News Apr.2007

   
PICKLESIMMER, John L.
1933-2007
John L. Picklesimer departed our presence to be present with the Heavenly Father on Sunday morning, March 18, 2007, from his home in Catlettsburg. Mr. Picklesimer was 74, born on March 10, 1933, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late Oakley and Mallie Hitchcock Picklesimer. He retired from Nationwide Insurance as financial manager and also from Heiner’s Bakery in Huntington as a route salesman. Following his second retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively from coast to coast, finding a story on every road and a memory around each curve. At home he found peace and contentment through a great love of gardening. John was a faithful member of Meade Station Church of Christ for more than 25 years. He leaves behind his wonderful wife and companion, Wilafay Kelley Picklesimer; his loving daughter, Paula Shockey and her husband, Larry, of Catlettsburg, Ky.; three brothers, Kent Picklesimer of Flatwoods, Ky.; Custer Picklesimer of Paintsville, Ky., and “Shug” Pickelsimer of Zainesville, Ohio; two sisters, Lina Dean of Falmouth, Ky., and Helen Blair of Georgetown, Ohio; four grandchildren, William J. Rose Jr. and wife Renee, Brandon M. Rose and wife Sarah, Christal Cantrell and husband Chuck and Brandi Enyart; five very precious great-grandchildren, Jordan, Peyton, Max, Gage and Tyler; and two more great-grandbabies due in the summer. Passing on before was a stepson, Jeffrey Rose Sr., and three brothers, Gray Picklesimer, Kermit Pickelsimer and Gay Picklesimer. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Robert Jordan will share words of comfort and Tammy Walters will deliver a message of music. Final rest will be in Bowling Cemetery on Music Branch in Cannonsburg. Those wishing to call on the Picklesimer family may do so from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
ROWLAND, Robert P.
1932-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Robert P. Rowland, 74, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 10, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John and Virgie Sparks Rowland. He was in civil service with the government and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Joyce Rowland, in 1996; and three brothers, Charles Rowland, Floyd Rowland, and Loyd Rowland. Survivors include his wife, Audrey E. Rowland of Staffordsville; two sons, Robert Keith Rowland and John Earl Rowland; four brothers, Bill Rowland, Joe Rowland, Mitchell Rowland, and Jess Rowland; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 4, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Leonard Alan Fannin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

  
RUNYON, William H. ‘Bill’
1928-2007
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2007 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Sons Funeral Home for William H. “Bill” Runyon, 78, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, March 12 2007 at the V.A. Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Runyon was born April 14, 1928 in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Roy C. and Audrey McCoy Runyon. He was a WWII and Korean War veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet Sue Runyon, and one grandson, Jeremy Runyon. Surviving are two sons, Bill Mike (Jayme) Runyon of Paintsville, and Jerry Thomas (Angie) Runyon of Tutor Key, Ky.; one sister, Catherine Runyon of Dayton, Ohio; and four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Justin Williams, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.14 2007

   
SADLER, Faye (Meek)
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Faye Sadler, 68, of Degraff, Ohio, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at her residence. Born March 3, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Mary Daniels Meek and the late Elbert Meek. She was a quality control inspector with Precision Custom Products. Additional survivors include her husband, Joseph Sadler of Degraff; two sons, Rodney Sadler of St. Paris, Ohio, and Tim Sadler of New Breman, Ohio; seven brothers, Delbert Meek and Winfrey Meek, both of River, Howard Meek, Thomas Meek, and Dennie Meek, all of Columbus, Ohio, Londis Meek of Thealka, Luther Meek of South Carolina; two sisters, Virgie Brown of River, and Nora Kitchen of Charlotte, N. C.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 7, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial will be in Daniels Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

   
SAYLOR, Harrison
1919-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harrison Saylor, 83, of Paintsville, died Friday, March 9, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 20, 1919, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Sol Saylor and Shellie Conley. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Modie Fletcher Saylor of Paintsville; four sons, Sials Saylor, Dallas Saylor and Ray Saylor all of Salyersville, and Ralph Saylor of Adrian, Mich.; eight daughters, Christine Saylor, Evelyn Hicks, Genevieve Hackworth, Bonnie Howard, Thelma Gasparac, Janet Perkins, and Lisa Wallen, all of Salyersville, and Elma Jackson of Paintsville; 39 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 12, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Arthur Cole and Herman Roberts officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Burning Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

   
SHEPHERD, Ellis
1925-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ellis Shepherd, 81, of Salyersville, died Saturday, March 24, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 12, 1925, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Jimmy and Virgie Shepherd. He was a retired state employee and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Shepherd; and two brothers, Roy Hicks and Lynburg Hale. Survivors include his wife, Leatha Shepherd of Salyersville; a stepson, Junior Shepherd of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Jessie Hale of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Rubin Hale of Mt. Sterling; and three sisters, Bonnie Mae Crisp of Banner, Peachie Hardy of Arizona, and Opal Hale of Ypsilanti. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 28, at Brushy Fork Missionary Baptist Church with Ollie Watts officiating. Burial will be in Shepherd Cemetery, Brushy Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

    
SHORT, Arville
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arville Short, 86, of Meally, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 25, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James H. and Lucinda Powers Short. He was a retired mining engineer, a WW II Army veteran, and an elder with Meally Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by a grandchild. Survivors include his wife, Maude Lillian Fitch Short of Meally; a son, Ronald Wayne Short of Meally; four daughters, Delois Jean Stafford of Lexington, Tammie Renee Franklin of River, Pamela Gay Ward and Patricia Gayle Lail, both of Meally; two sisters, Hester Daniels of Paintsville, and Burletta Daniels of Thelma; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 23, at Meally Church of Christ, Meally, with Roger Williams, Lee Gillispie, and Ottis Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Fitch Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

   
SPEARS, Charles Edward
1926-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Edward Spears, 80, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Nov. 20, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Marcus and Ida Spears. He was a yard master with CSX Railroad, active in Van Lear Historical Society, and a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Billie Marie Poole Spears of Hager Hill; and two sisters, Emogene Spears of Hager Hill, and Irene Spears Yates of Maryland. Funeral services were Monday, March 5, at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, Staffordsville, with Toby Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

  
STURGILL, Nim Jr.
1938-2007
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Nim Sturgill Jr., 68, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, March 22 2007 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Sturgill was born Dec. 16, 1938 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Opal Meek and Nim Sturgill Sr. He was the owner and operator of Sturgill’s Furniture Co. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Lee Staniford Sturgill; two daughters, Sheila Ann Hill and Lisa Ann Sturgill, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Bob Sturgill of Tutor Key, Ky., and Larry Sturgill of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and one sister, Betty Wallen of Boons Camp, Ky. The service will be officiated by Larry O’Bryan and Donnie Patrick, with burial in the Nim Sturgill Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday March 23, 2007

   
TACKETT, Ora
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ora Tackett, 86, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at her residence. Born April 10, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Alice Reed Haney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Tackett, in 2006; five brothers, Earl, Jim, Estill, Charlie and Chester; and a sister, Edna. Survivors include four sons, Philip Roger Tackett of Johnstown, Ohio, Willis Woodrow Tackett of Waverly, Ohio, Wendell Lee Tackett of Wabash, Ind., and Cecil Curtis Tackett of Paintsville; two daughters, Alice Jane Meade of Tutor Key, and Alma Lola Wright of Louisa; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Josh Wright, Eddie Pelphrey, and Buddy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

    
WEBB, Frank B.
1911-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Frank B. Webb, 95, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 16, 1911, in Meally, he was a son of the late W.L. and Pearl Short Webb. He was a teacher with the Johnson County School System. Survivors include his wife, Elva Spears Webb of Paintsville; two daughters, Barbara Lavender of Hager Hill, and Phyllis Young of Bellbrook, Ohio; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grand children. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 7, at Paintsville Church of Christ with Ken Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.07 2007

   
WELLS, Louise (Dennison)
1926-2007
Louise Dennison Wells, 80, of Daniels Creek, died Saturday  [Mar.24 2007]  in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born April 12, 1926, in Parsons, W.Va. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Wells. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association. Ashland Ky Monday Mar.26 2007

   
WHITAKER, Chuck Ray
1951-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Chuck Ray Whitaker, 56, of Salyersville, died Friday, March 9, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 8, 1951, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Herald and Thelma Joseph Whitaker. He was retired from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Whitaker; and a sister, Deanna Whitaker. Survivors include his wife, Reeva Gibson Whitaker of Salyersville; a son, Kevin J. Whitaker of Salyersville; a daughter, Jeanna Sammons of Salyersville; five brothers, Bobby Whitaker, Tommy Whitaker, Carter Whitaker, Tim Whitaker, and Terry Whitaker, all of Salyersville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 12, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Paul Jones officiating. Burial was in Ramey Whitaker Cemetery, Puncheon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

   
WILLIAMS, Layla Faye
2007-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Layla Faye Williams, 18-day-old daughter of Burl Williams and Retina Meek of Williamsport, died Saturday, March 24, at her residence. She was born March 5, 2007, in Johnson County. Additional survivors in-clude paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Stella Williams; and maternal grandmother, Anita Meeks. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 27, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with David Meek officiating. Burial was in Butcher Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2007

    
WRIGHT, Gary Lee
1970-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Gary Lee Wright, 37, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, March 25, 2007 at his residence. Born Feb. 21, 1970, at Paintsville, he was a son of Herbert Gary Wright of Emma, Susan Ewald Soell of Dove Creek, Colo., and step-son of Bertha Burchett Wright of Emma. He was a gun builder for Meek Wireless. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Lewis Soell; and grandparents Ed and Josephine Wright. Additional survivors include a son, Landon Wright of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Kevin Richard Wright and Brian Keith Wright, both of Prestonsburg; and grandparents, Ernest and Yvonne Burchett of Emma. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Tommy Reed and David Profitt officiating. Burial will be in Emma Family Cemetery, Emma, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be James Mollett, Charles Wright Jr., Timothy Carr, John Garrett, Scotty Garrett, Ricky Donald Wright II, Steven Chaffin, Hugh Sammons, Rusty West and Tony West. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Branham, Charlie Wright, Ricky Wright, J.B. Wright, Ernest K. Burchett, Tommy Nelson and Gary Carr. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.28 2007




APRIL - 2007
   
AMBURGEY, Remas
1928-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Remas Amburgey, 79, of Hager Hill, formerly of Knott County, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 12, 1928, at Pinetop, he was a son of the late Robert "Bob" and Mary Liz Bentley Amburgey. He was a retired coal miner, member of the U.M.W.A. District 17 and Local Union 1741. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Hobert, Ivas and Reevel Amburgey. Survivors include his wife, Imilee Thornsberry Amburgey; two sons, Cledith Ray Amburgey of Shelby, Ohio and Herbert Amburgey of Staffordsville; two daughters, Wilma Amburgey and Sheila Amburgey, both of Hager Hill; two brothers, Emil Amburgey of Madison, Ind. and Orbin Amburgey of Harlan, Ind.; two sisters, Delphenia Mullins of Pinetop and Olga Combs of Leburn; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2007

    
BAILEY, Billy Nelson
1938-2007
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky., for Billy Nelson Bailey, 68, of Louisa, who passed away Wednesday, April 18 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Bailey was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Martin, Ky., son of the late Dr. Thurmand Britan and Sibyl Preston Bailey. He was a retired vocational education teacher, a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by one son, James Edwin Bailey, and two half-brothers and two half-sisters. Surviving are his wife, Clotine Ferguson Bailey of Louisa; one daughter, Gina (Randy) Fyffe of Russell, Ky.; one son, Brian (Angie) Bailey of Louisa; and four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Elder Jerry Brown, with burial in the Bill Bailey Cemetery at Blaine, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.20 2007

   
BAILEY, Hershel Dick
1949-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Hershel Dick Bailey, 57, of Salyersville, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 31, 1949, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late William Dock and Stella Davis Bailey. He was of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Bailey; and two brothers, Buster Bailey and Jerry Wayne Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Madgie Lee Ingram Bailey of Salyersville; two sons, Joe Bailey and Scottie Ray Bailey, both of Salyersville; a daughter Bertie Kay Bailey of Salyersville; and six sisters, Ellen Newman of Wilmington, Ohio, Rosa Mae Risner of Royalton, Helen Shepherd, Lizzie Miller, Donna Howard, and Ella Maye Bailey, all of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Irvin Allen Jr. and Lloyd Ward officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Fork Cemetery, Brushy Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Visitation will be all day today, Wednesday, April 25, and anytime prior to services Thursday, April 26, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.25 2007

    
BLAIR, Myrtle Marie (Williams)
1919-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Myrtle Marie Blair, 87, of Volga, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 22 2007 at Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Ky. Mrs. Blair was born May 30, 1919 in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Howard Williams. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Blair. Surviving are one son, Carl F. Blair of Volga; one sister, Leigh Wilburn of Gallipolis, Ohio; and one grandchild. The service was officiated by Kenny Pelphrey, with burial in the Dixon Family Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.11 2007

    
BURKE, Susie (Stephens)
1939-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Susie Stephens Burke, 67, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, April 17 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Burke was born June 3, 1939 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Andrew and Evelyn Akers Stephens. She was former co-owner of the Floyd Funeral Home. Surviving are one daughter, Traci Vicars of Prestonsburg; and two sisters, Joan Goble of Texas and Priscilla Webb of Louisa, Ky. The service will be officiated by Bill Campbell, with burial in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.20 2007

   
CANTRILL, Mary Yvonne
1936-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Yvonne Cantrill, 70, of Hager Hill, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at her residence. Born July 1, 1936, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Delong and Elizabeth Adkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Otis Cantrill. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Lee Hampton of Georgetown, and Mary Elaine Burton of Sitka; three sisters, Ruby Jo Black and Eva Ammon, both of Louisville, and Ann Tijevina of San Antonio, Texas; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 16, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with John Joyce officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2007

    
CASTLE, Georgia (Vanover)
1914-2007
A private family graveside service will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Pike County, Ky., for Georgia Vanover Castle, 92, of Winchester, Ky., who passed away Thursday, April 26 2007 at Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Castle was born May 7, 1914, in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Henry and Dora Tackett Vanover. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Castle; one son, Joe D. Castle; and one granddaughter, Diana Jo Castle. Surviving are one son, Bill (Patty) Castle of Danville, Ky.; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Castle of Winchester; two sisters, Juanita Gremm of Paintsville, Ky., and Jessie Elam of Florida; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The service will be officiated by Vernon Ortenzi. Arrangements under the direction of the Scobee Funeral Home of Winchester. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.27 2007

   
CASTLE, Joe Douglas
1930-2007
Private graveside services were held Sunday, April 22 at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery at Pikeville, Ky., for Joe Douglas Castle, 76, who passed away Friday, April 20 2007 at Clark Regional Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born Nov. 11, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Georgia Vanover Castle of Winchester, Ky., and the late Joe Castle. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dianna Jo Castle. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Riffe Castle; two daughters, Debra L. Crowe of Winchester and Sandy (Vernon) Ortenzi of Shepherdsville, Ky.; one son, Michael R. (Becky) Castle of Pikeville; one brother, William Franklin (Patty) Castle of Danville, Ky.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The service was officiated by Vernon Ortenzi. Arrangements under the direction of the Scobee Funeral Home of Winchester. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.25 2007


    
CASTLE, Michael
1949-2007
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 19, 2 p.m. at God’s House of Prayer in Lowmansville, Ky., for Michael Castle, 57, of River, Ky., who passed away Monday, April 16 2007 at his residence. Mr. Castle was born Oct. 8, 1949 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Lucy Daniels Castle and the late Leslie Castle. Surviving are his wife, Joann Skaggs Castle of River; two daughters, Theresa Castle of Swanton, Ohio and Michelle Becker of Genoa, Ohio; four brothers, Cecil Castle of Wittensville, Ky., and Dencil, Steve, and Russell Castle, all of River; and three sisters, Mary Louise Meek of Columbus, Ohio, Elizabeth Centers of Thealka, Ky., and Helen Jordan of Louisa, Ky. The service will be officiated by Terry Conley and John Skaggs, with burial in the Castle Cemetery at River. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.18 2007

    
CONLEY, Betty Sue
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Sue Conley, 69, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 16, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Viola Conley. She was a healthcare caregiver. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Willard and Nevil Conley.  Survivors include five sisters, Fannie Baldwin of Springfield, Ohio, Brenda Blanton and Judy Crider, both of Staffordsville, Allene Mason of Sandy Hook, and Loretta Gene Wheeler of Catlettsburg. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 18, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, Little Mud Lick Road, Staffordsville, with Revs. Sam Crider, Jimmie Price, Tobe Wheeler, and Mike Mounts officiating. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.18 2007

     
CONLEY, Delbert Ray
1928-2007
Delbert Ray Conley, 79, of Catlettsburg, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Conley was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Paintsville, Ky., a son of the late Frank and Elsie Whitt Conley. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell Conley and Orville Conley. He was a graduate of Wurtland High School in 1947 and of the Baptist faith. He retired from Armco Steel Corp.’s No. 3 Coating Line. He was a U.S. Army Infantry veteran and served in the Korean War. Mr. Conley is survived by his wife, Bernice Conn Conley; three sons, Michael Ray Conley and his wife, Sherri, Patrick Conn Conley and his wife, Kimberly, and Adrian Bryan Conley and his wife, Sarah, all of Catlettsburg; a brother, Wendell Conley and his wife, Nancy, of Cannonsburg, Ky.; three sisters, Mildred Brooks of Huntington, W.Va., Emogene Hanners of Dayton, Ohio, and Glema Grubb and her husband, James, of Catlettsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Steen Funeral Home- Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland by Tim Burton. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 27, 2007, at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
COPLEY, Effie (Wiley)
1911-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Effie Wiley Copley, of Rydal, Ga., who passed away Thursday, April 5 2007 at Calhoun Health Care Center in Calhoun, Ga. Mrs. Copley was born Dec. 31, 1911 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Merida Bud and Carrie Stapleton Wiley. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Copley, and one daughter, Ruth Gray. Surviving are a son-in-law, the Rev. Bill Gray of Calhoun; one brother, Clarence Wiley of Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Bessie Haar of Laurens, S.C., and Madge Ray of South Carolina; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Charles Copley and George Gray, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.11 2007

      
DANIELS, Pauline (Burton)
1911-2007
Pauline Burton Daniels, 95, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Foster and Rachel Gibson Burton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Daniels; a son, Paul V. Daniels; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Survivors include four sons, James F. Daniels and Thomas M. Daniels, both of Paintsville, John B. Daniels of Sevierville, Tenn., and Robert E. Daniels of Thelma; three daughters, Jerry Conley of Paintsville, Lou Music of Springboro, Ohio, and Patty Sturgill of Sulphyr Springs, Texas; two brothers, Herbert H. Burton of Paintsville, and James Foster Daniels of Scottsdale, Ark; a sister, Mary Ribsby of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. John Daniels and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2007

   
DUTY, James E.
1935-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James E. Duty, 71, of Whitehouse, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, April 11 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Duty was born Dec. 12, 1935 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Kenis and Eliza Baldridge Duty. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Adams Duty. Surviving are three sons, Rick Duty of Whitehouse, Rusty Duty of London, Ky., and Roger Duty of Salyersville, Ky.; one daughter, Rita Burchett of Cartersville, Ga.; three brothers, Ralph Pigg of Michigan, Alfred Pigg of Lawton, Okla., and Christopher Duty of Lexington, Ky.; and six sisters, Rowena Labadie and Annabelle Nokes, both of Lexington, Faye Doolin of Wilmore, Ky., Birdie Montgomery of Nicholasville, Ky., Barbara Beck of Redmond, Wash., and Peggy Weekly of Jacksonville, Fla. The service will be officiated by B. Joe Hill, with burial in the Duty Cemetery at Whitehouse. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.13 2007

   
ESTEPP, James E. "Shorty" 
1926-2007
OHIO — James E. "Shorty" Estepp, 80, of Marysville, Ohio, died Friday, April 27, 2007 at his residence. Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Oakley and Esta Lemaster Estepp. He was an associate of Denison Hydraulics, and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Everett Estepp, Mary Elizabeth Estepp, Betty Rae Lemaster, and Alka "Dude" Coppers. Survivors include his wife, Martha "Ginny" Estepp of Waverly, Ohio; four sons, Raymond Estepp of Marysville, Mike Blevins of Waverly, Mark Blevins of St. Paris, Ohio, and Matthew Blevins of Jackson; three daughters, Rowena O'Conners of Marysville, Gay Curtis of Waverly and Yvonne "Susie" Jollif of Marysville; a sister, Gladys Melvin of Milford Center, Ohio; three brothers, Marvin Estep of Milford Center, Hobert Estep, and Oakley "Junior" Estep, both of Marysville; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 2, at Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial will be in Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center, with military honors by Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard, and under direction of Underwood Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.28 2007

    
FALLEN, Marjorie Harriett (Todd)
1948-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, 2 p.m. at the Franklin Avenue Church of the Living God for Marjorie Harriett Todd Fallen, 58, who passed away Tuesday, April 17 2007 at the Clark Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fallen was born Nov. 11, 1948, daughter of Leota Burns Robinson and the late Edward Todd. She was a floral designer and a member of the Franklin Avenue Church of the Living God. She was also preceded in death by one son, Darrin L. Fallen. Surviving in addition to her mother are one son, Derek W. (Audra) Fallen of Winchester, Ky.; four half-brothers, Doug, Jim and Jerome Robinson, all of Winchester, and Eddie Williamson of Columbus, Ohio; two half-sisters, Kay Chadwell of Winchester and Mildred Bowling of Paintsville, Ky.; one grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Tom Hall and Ron Ingram, with burial in the Clarmont Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Scobee Funeral Home of Winchester. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.20 2007

   
GRIFFITHS, Laura (Akers)
1918-2007
Laura Akers Griffith, 88, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 31, 1918, at Offutt, she was a daughter of the late Logan and Bessie Meta Peery Akers. She was a former grocer at Ran Arnett's Grocery (Bess Arnett's Store) for 35 years, a former member of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #24, Miriam Rebekah Lodge #31 and I.O.O.F. Lodge #293. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil R. "Cowboy" Griffith; three sisters, Evelyn Stephens, Ival Whitaker and Garnet Mayo; and two brothers, Johnny and Clyde Akers. Survivors include a son, Johnny Logan Griffith of Prestonsburg. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 25, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Arnold Turner officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be John Earl Hunt, Martin Osborne, Bret Davis, B.D. Nunnery, Wayne Taylor, Jonathan Shaw, Shawn Conley and Keith Bartley. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.25 2007

    
GULLETT, Ann (Runyon)
2007
Ann Runyon Gullett, 59, passed away on April 4, 2007. Born in Williamson, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Maggie Runyon. Ann was a graduate of Belfry High School and Berea College. She taught art for several years at Southern Middle School, before retiring to be a full-time mom. She was an avid gardener, reader and cook who gave unselfishly to her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Thomas J. Gullett of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Ashlea Gullett (Tim Beeson) of Georgetown, Ky.; son, Thomas C. Gullett (Shalanta Nicely) of Lexington; brother, Bronson Wolford (Birdie) of Lake Wales, Fla.; one brother, Leon Wolford (Marilyn) of Kingsport, Tenn.; eight nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Meeker of Columbus, Ohio. Her immediate family would like to thank Dr. Rachel Harper and her team, and our family and friends who supported Ann through her courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Ann demonstrated how life and its challenges could be handled with grace, strength and dignity. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Pastor Mark Sarver. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hanzly Albina, Andrew Chiles, Brian Dineen, Kevin Donahue, Chris Eakle, Chase Holman, Ali Mihankhah, Aaron Neff, Greg Schenk, and Brandon Sorg. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Ball, Jack Bodine, Mike Brickey, Bernie Browning, Charlie Burnett, Charlie Curry, Jim Cutter, Jim Dingus, Eagle Doty, Charlie Draper, George Fain, Bill Forrester, George Gregory, Dal Harper, George Helton, Duane Henry, Johnny Kelly, Bill Mallicote, Milt Marcum, Hisham Masery, David Marshall, Henry Mayo, Charlie Mihalek, Jim Morley, Jeffrey Reed, Lonnie Rosado, Mike Rowady, Whitfield Smith, Ed Winchester, Dave Winters, and Chris and Dick Young. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to Berea College, CPO 2216, Edwards Building, Berea, KY 40404, or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.06 2007

   
HALE, Stant  Jr.
1946-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Stant Hale Jr., 61, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Monday, April 2 2007 at his residence. Mr. Hale was born Feb. 13, 1946 in Logan County, W.Va., son of the late Dixie Mae Bowens and Stant Hale Sr. He was a truck driver. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Vincent James and Chris Hale. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sue Campbell Hale; two sons, Richard Lee Hale of Tomahawk, Ky., and David Hale of Paintsville, Ky.; five daughters, Josephine Gilles of West Virginia, Joyce Marie Fairchild of Gallipois, Ohio, Janet Sue Ward of Putman, Ga., Chattie May Hinkle of Tomahawk, and Correnia Fay Srivastava of Paintsville; two sisters, Chattie Harold of Wabash, Ind., and Liz Delong of Virginia; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jack Woody. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.06 2007

    
HALL, Cecil Jr.
1962-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Cecil Hall Jr., 45, of Van Lear, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at Nippa. Born Jan. 3, 1962, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Cecil Hall and Marie Goble. Survivors include his wife, Donna Horn Hall of Van Lear; a daughter, Latondya Hall of Nippa; two brothers, Jack Hall and David Hall, both of Van Lear; and four sisters, Judy Hager, Alice Marie Dollarhide and Marthaleen Fitzpatrick, all of Van Lear, and Mary Lou Hurt of Louisville. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Hall Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr.2007

  
HALL, Shannon Eugene
1977-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Shannon Eugene Hall, 30, of Louisa, formerly of Teaberry, died Tuesday, April 17, at Rt. 321, Paintsville. Born Feb. 22, 1977, at Pikeville, he was a son of Bruce Hall and Robin Hamilton Fairchild. He was a laborer. Additional survivors include a sister, Felisha Salisbury of Paintsville; a half- brother, William Bruce Hall of Louisa; and a half-sister, Rachel Russell of Tennessee. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 20, at Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Apr 2007

   
HAMILTON, Fannie (Music)
1936-2007
Fannie L. Hamilton, 71, of Forestdale passed away Friday (April 6, 2007) at her residence. She was born Feb. 13, 1936 in Paintsville, Ky; the daughter of the late Abe and Rosa Short Music. She was a homemaker and a nurses aide at Jo-Linn Health Center for over 15 yrs. She graduated from Paintsville, Ky High School and attended New Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She has lived here over 44 yrs moving here from McDowell, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband: Delmer Hamilton who died Jan. 28, 2007. Three brothers: Homer Music, Earnest Music, and Fred Music two sisters: Linda Pelphrey and Josephine Hughes She is survived by a son: Randall Hamilton; two daughters and sons-in-law: Teresa Lynn and Ray Whitley; Melissa Dawn and Christopher Reed; 5 Grandchildren: Chad Hamilton, Brandon Porter, Darius Porter, Emily Reed, Hannah Reed 4 great-grandchildren: Christa Porter, Brandi Porter, Alexis Hamilton, Daegan Porter. Sister: Buretta Preston Brother: Harold Music Funeral service 1:00 PM Wednesday (April 11, 2007) at Phillips Funeral Home 1004 So. 7th Street Ironton, Ohio with Rev. Gale Lavender officiating. Burial in Woodland Cemetery and friends call Tuesday 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Submitted By Connie Spurlock

    
HAMMOND, Edna (Hager)
1917-2007
Edna Hammond went home to be with her Lord on Monday afternoon, April 30, 2007 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James Harry Hammond; and a son, James. Edna was born in East Point, Ky., on July 23, 1917, to Dolly Stapleton and Malcolm Hager. Edna was a homemaker for her family. She also loved her church family at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church where she taught kindergarten Sunday School for more than 50 years. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Roger (Ann) of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Ronald (Kay) of Genoa, Ohio; two daughters and their husbands, Betty (Sam) Rice of Ashland, Ky., and Danna (John) Powers of Ashland. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ronnie Hammond, Larry Joe Hammond, Kathy (Tim) Woods, Jerry (Faye) Hammond, Dennis (Robin) Hammond, Tim Rice, Tammy (Ralph) Jackson, Diana (Quinn) Thompson, Ladonna (Phil) Blackburn, Christy (Harold) Smith, Joshua Powers and Betsy Powers; 23 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and longtime friend, Patty Shope. A celebration of Edna’s going home will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Officiating will be Pastors Paul Badgett and Mike Blankenship. Interment will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Edna’s grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be given to Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 3265 Oakland Avenue, Catlettsburg, KY 41129.

   
HORNE, Sue B. (McKenzie)
1921-2007
Sue B. McKenzie Horne, 86, of Springfield, OH passed away April 16, 2007 in Villa Springfield. She was born April 15, 1921 in Thealka, KY the daughter of William and Josephine (Litteral) McKenzie. Survivors include three children, Patricia Baker of Phoenix, AZ, Wendell "Buddy" (Barb) Horne, Jr. of Columbus, OH, Carolyn (Perry) Payne of Springfield, OH; six grandchildren, Kishia and Heather Brock, Elicia Olson, Heidi Jo Horne, Shannon Jackson, Candice Bowshier; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Jean Stevens of Flatwoods, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Horne Sr. on April 27, 2004; her parents; brothers, Edward, Charles Ray "Ted", and Ernest Ray McKenzie; sisters, Nellie Meade and Edna Carol Cole. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. April 19, 2007 in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Rick Clos officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. SPRINGFIELD (OH) 4/18/07

    
HUGHES, Betty (Duty)
1933-2007
Betty L. Hughes, 73 of Fairborn, OH passed away April 4, 2007 in the Ohio Masonic Home. She was born November 13, 1933 in Paintsville, KY, the daughter of the late Tom and Theresa (Huston) Duty. Betty was a member of the Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church in Fairborn, OH. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ollie in 1995; a grandson, Tony Hughes; and a brother, Gary England. She is survived by two sons, Gary Hughes, and wife Vicki of Yellow Springs, OH, Orien Hughes of Quincy, OH; three daughters, Lola Weiss, and husband Richard of Fairborn, Nancy Crannell of Fairborn, Diana Bias, and husband David of Ironton, OH; ten grandchildren, Susan and Alan Weiss, Orien and Tammy Hughes, Marty Wilson, Shanna and Joshua Hughes, Shawn Crannell, Brian and Bridget Montgomery; 15 great- grandchildren; a great great-grandson; a sister, Peggy Vance of Fairborn; a brother, Larry England of Fairborn; special friend, Sylvia Mayfield of Fairborn; daughter-in- law, Joyce Conley of Medway, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on April 6, 2007 at 12 Noon in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Dr. Andrew Wright officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow in the Byron Cemetery. XENIA (OH) 4/5/07


KAZEE, Irene (Wells)
1921-2007
Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Irene Wells Kazee, 86, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, April 19 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Kazee was born Jan. 22, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Jenny and John B. Wells Sr. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two sons, D.B. Kazee of Lexington, Ky., and David Michael Kazee of Crystal Lake, Fla.; one daughter, Suzanne Kazee Watkins of Staffordsville, Ky.; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bob Coppings, with burial in the Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.25 2007

   
KIMBLER, Bryce E.
1926-2007
Bryce E. Kimbler, 80, of Eaton, OH died April 7, 2007, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton. Born October 27, 1926, in Boons Camp, KY, he was the son of Benjamin H. and Mary G. (Mollett) Kimbler. He retired in 1989 from Inland Division of General Motors in Vandalia, OH, with over 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Mr. Kimbler was a member of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio; past master of Friendship Chapter #245 of West Carrollton, OH; Fellowship Lodge #106, F&AM and the American Legion Post, both in New Paris, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys V. (Meek) Kimbler, in 1999; son, Mark J. Kimbler, in 2002; half sisters, Hazel Long and Clara Sprigs; and half brother, Benjamin Stanford. Survivors include a son, Matthew W. (Doris R.) Kimbler of Eaton; brother, Nolen Kimbler of Kettering, OH; grandchildren, Jessica Kimbler-Haas, Joseph, Bryce, Mariah, Kelsey and Destiny Kimbler. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. April 12, 2007 at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 E. Main St., Eaton. Burial, with full military graveside honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard, will be at 1 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, OH. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. April 11, 2007 at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Preble County Council on Aging, Dialysis Transport Unit, 800 E. St. Clair St., Eaton, OH 45320.

   
MEADOWS, Redford
1925-2007
Redford Meadows, 82, of Ironton, formerly of Sciotoville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2007, in Bryant Health Care Center in Ironton. He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Wittensville, Ky., to Milton and Lottie (Witten) Meadows. Redford is survived by two sons, Gerald (Phyllis) Meadows of Flatwoods, Ky., and Phillip (Deborah) Meadows of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, Bencil Meadows of Paintsville, Ky.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna in 2004; four brothers, Clarence, James, Marshall and William; and one sister, Willa Lee Bentley. Redford was a Free Will Baptist minister for more than 50 years and pastored churches in Michigan and Ashland. He was most recently pastor at Union Free Will Baptist Church on Ohio 140 in Wheelersburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Pastor Joe VanMeter officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to Hospice of Southern Ohio in lieu of flowers. Daily Independent Saturday Apr.07 2007

    
MCCARTY, June Marie (Kimbler)
1929-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — June Marie Kimbler McCarty, 77, of Paintsville, died Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 20, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late George and Vada Gullett Kimbler. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack McCarty; and a son, Richard Messer. Survivors include four sons, George Tackett of Alabama, Steve Tackett and Robert Tackett, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Jackie McCarty of Paintsville; three daughters, Clarice Marie Haney of Ohio, Doris Ray Haney of Paintsville, and Mallie Iulanda McCarty of Staffordsville; several grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in McCarty Family Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr. 2007

   
MOLLETT, Roehima (McFadden)
1924-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Roehima McFadden Mollett, 82, of Treasure Island, Fla., who passed away Saturday, March 31 2007 at Oak Manor Nursing Center in Largo, Fla. Mrs. Mollett was born Dec. 15, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Claude and Mary Jane Hannah McFadden. She was a customer service representative with Dayton Electric Power Co. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Mollett. Surviving are one son, Walter Mills of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Linda Hanning of Treasure Island; two step-daughters, Joyce Spangler and Jo Mollett, both of Enon, Ohio; one sister, Alma Daniels of South Point, Ohio; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Herb Davis, with burial in the Wilson Cemetery at Tomahawk, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.06 2007

   
MURLDEAN, Frances  (Ward) (Rice)
1926-2007
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, 2 p.m. at the Sunny Lane Funeral Home in Del City, Okla., for Frances Murldean Ward Rice, 81, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Friday, April 27 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Rice was born April 9, 1926 in Blair, Okla., daughter of the late Thomas Ward and Bonnie Harris. She was an office clerk. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lester Jacobs. Surviving are her husband, Charley J. Rice; one son, Randall Ward Jacobs of Rock Port, Texas; one daughter, Donna Lynn Downey of Choctaw, Okla.; two sisters, Wyn Nelle McMillan and Rene Southhall, both of Blair, Okla.; and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Sunny Lane Funeral Home of Del City. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 09 2007

    
MUSGRAVE, Josephine (Dills)
1940-2007
Josephine Dills Musgrave, 67, of Evansville, Ind., died Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at her residence. Born Feb. 22, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth Adkins Dills. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Musgrave of Evansville; and a daughter, Beth Forte of Indiana. Graveside funeral services were Friday, April 20, at Garrison Cemetery, Aden, Ill., under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr 2007

   
NOREN, John
1930-2007
Graveside services were held Sunday, April 29,  2 p.m. at the Brown Family Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky., for John Noren, 76, of Fairborn, Ohio, who passed away Monday, April 23 2007 at Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairborn. Mr. Noren was born Dec. 19, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late Thorsten and Virginia Gleason Noren. He worked in the plumbing, air conditioning and heating industry with Starco Industries, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Pat Brown Noren; two sons, Steven and Johnathon Noren, both of Ohio; and one daughter, Luann Menedz of Ohio. The service was officiated by Harold Conley. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 02 2007

   
PETERSON, Mary Evelyn
2007
Mary Evelyn Peterson, 90, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Johnson County, Ky., passed away Friday, April 20 2007 in Orlando. Mrs. Peterson was the daughter of the late Sybil Conley, and the granddaughter of the late Judge Sam Stapleton. She was a member of the Harman Station Chapter of D.A.V. Surviving is her son, Lyle Peterson of Orlando. The service will be held Friday, May 11, noon, at the All Faiths Funeral Alternatives and Cremation Service in Orlando, with interment at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Orlando. Arrangements under the direction of All Faiths Alternatives Funeral Services. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 09 2007


PRESTON, Charollette (Sizemore)
1957-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charollette Preston, 49, of Boons Camp, died Monday, April 9, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 26, 1957, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Bob and Dorothy Spradlin Sizemore. Survivors include her husband, Darrell D. Preston; three sons, David Preston and Mark Murray Preston, both of Boons Camp, and Dewey Preston of River; two daughters, Alice Ann Preston of Boons Camp, and Mary Dawn Preston of Van Lear; three brothers, James Sizemore and Tim Sizemore, both of Indiana, and Orville Glen Sizemore of Somerset; and a sister, Jessie Spence of Tomahawk. Funeral services were Thursday, April 12, at Hurricane United Baptist Church with Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Ballard Butcher Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.13 2007

    
RAMEY, Martha Emily ‘Cricket’ (Hayden)
1936-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Martha Emily “Cricket” Ramey, 70, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Thursday, April 12 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Ramey was born Nov. 14, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Richard Robert and Trinnie Hayden. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Clell Ramey; three sons, Randall, Windell, and Roger Ramey, and two daughters, Patsy Ramey and Doris Burke, all of Sitka; three brothers, Grant Hayden of Huntington, W.Va., Acey Hayden of Paintsville, Ky., and Sherd Hayden of Lowmansville, Ky.; two sisters, Marie Young and Sue Clark; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jimmy McKenzie, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.20 2007

     
RAMEY, Margaret (Goble)
1936-2007
Margaret Goble Ramey, 70, of West Van Lear, died Monday, April 30, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 24, 1936, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Calhoun and Sara Conley Goble. She was a telephone operator. Survivors include her husband, Howard B. Ramey of West Van Lear; a son, Jason Ramey of Richmond; two daughters, Chris Ramey of Lowmansville, and Nicole Ramey of West Van Lear; a brother, Paul Goble of Douglasville, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Father Beiting officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

    
RAYBURN, Mabel Ruth (Preston)
1920-2007
Mabel Ruth "Tody" Rayburn, age 86, of Russell, Ky., died April 3, 2007 in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods, Ky. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late James P. and Nola Mae Troutman Preston. In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence P. Rayburn Sr.; a son, L. Phillip Rayburn Jr.; brothers, James, Charles and John Preston; and sisters, Estelle Preston, Beulah Burgess and Helen Brown. She was a retired clerk with Belfont Market and a member of Russell Christian Church in Russell. Surviving are a daughter, Sheila (Gary) Robinson of Flatwoods, Ky.; sister, Maxine Tackett of Flatwoods; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. April 5, 2007 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods by chaplain James Edward Rayburn and Mark McKinney. Friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Carman Funeral Home in Russell. Donations may be made to Russell Christian Church Building Fund, 1402 Kenwood Drive, Russell, KY 41169. Ashland Independent of Ashland, Ky.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
RISTER, Ruby Jewell (Salyers)
1919-2007
Ruby Jewel (Salyers) went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 25, 2007, after a long illness. Ruby was born on March 22, 1919 in Paintsville (Volga) Kentucky, the daughter of Lonnie and Lillie Salyers. Ruby's life has touched a countless number of people through the years. She had a nursing home ministry for the elderly and shut-in's that spanned sixteen or eighteen years in the 70's and 80's, Ruby is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harold Rister; two daughters Barbara Dolan, of Trotwood, Ohio and Kathy and son-in- law Dale Werts of Trotwood, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Charles (Bud), Terry, Lynn, Rhonda, Kimberly, Harley, and Dale Jr; twelve great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great grandchildren all of Montgomery County, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her parents Lonnie and Lillie Salyers; one sister Minnie Salyers of Waynesville, Ohio; two brothers Dewey Salyers of Columbus, Ohio and Everett Salyers of Plain City, Ohio. A celebration of Ruby's life will be held 9:30 AM Saturday at the Victory Hill All Gospel Church of God, 6887 West Third St. with Pastor Cecil Wright and Pastor Don Young (of the Spirit of Truth in Springfield, OH) officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodland Cemetery. Friends may wish to call at the ROGERS' FUNERAL HOME, NEW LEBANON on Friday from 5-8 PM.   Dayton Daily Oh. 4/26/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
SAYLOR, Norman
1928-2007
Norman Saylor, age 78, of Ironton, OH, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2007. He was born August 6, 1928 in Oil Springs, KY. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Carlisle, OH, and was veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the United States Army. He retired in 1985 from Delco Products in Kettering after 38 years. He is survived by one daughter, Wanda Yerian of Beavercreek; two sons and daughter-in- laws, Gary and Vicki Saylor of Jamestown, Larry and Lexana Saylor of Carlisle; 5 grandchildren, Jessica Mills, Douglas Saylor, Larry Thomas, Sarah Saylor, and Michael Saylor; half-brother, Phillip Saylor of Marion, OH. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Wanda Saylor; his father, Gorlie Saylor; one brother, Dorman Saylor. Visitation will be held Monday, April 16, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel where funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bill Keen officiating. Dayton Ohio, 4/15/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
SCARBERRY, Brenda Sue (Salyer)
1962-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Brenda Sue Scarberry, 44, of Flat Gap, died Monday, April 23, 2007at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Dec. 14, 1962, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of Johnny Salyer of Paintsville and Bonnie Sue Cantrell Salyer of Delaware, Ohio. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors in-clude her husband, Andrew Scarberry of Flat Gap; a son, Max Beverly of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Amanda Kendrick of McDowell; two brothers, Bradford Leroy Salyer and James Walter Salyer, both of Delaware; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 26, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Lindsay Meade officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2007

   
SCOTT, Carol (Bailey)
1916-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Carol Bailey Scott, 91, of Salyersville, died Sunday, April 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 24, 1916, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Sarah Adams Bailey. She was a homemaker, a member of Magoffin County Chapter #562 Order of the Eastern Star, and Prater Memorial Methodist Church, Salyersville. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, George Bailey, Ollie Bailey, Wiley Bailey and Jem Bailey; and two sisters, Mollie DeVinnie and Lucille Reece. Survivors include her husband, Hurl Scott of Salyersville; a daughter, Lois Dunn of Salyersville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 2, at Salyersville Funeral Home with Revs. Jack Howard and William Paul Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Scott Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Magoffin County Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 562 will conduct rites at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel. Big Sandy News Friday Apr.28 2007

    
SKAGGS, James Douglas
1934-2007
On the clear, sunny morning of April 19, 2007, James Douglas Skaggs gently left the loving arms of his family to spend eternity in the light of our loving God. Jim was born on June 27, 1934, as the second child of Van Skaggs and Eurcle Davis Skaggs. Jim’s joy was his family and he is survived by his wife and companion of 51 years, Phyllis Tackett Skaggs of Cocoa, Fla., and Lowmansville, Ky.; sons James Phillip Skaggs of Lowmansville and Timothy Ray Skaggs of Houston, Texas; one sister, Betty Skaggs Daniel of Titusville, Fla.; one brother, David Ray Skaggs of Lowmansville; two grandsons, James Phillip Skaggs II of Cocoa and Jeffrey Douglas Skaggs of Houston; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Paul Edward Skaggs. Jim will be remembered most as a loving husband, father and brother. In addition, he was a successful businessman, building three businesses including Big Sandy Heating and Cooling of Paintsville, Ky. Jim reveled in the awe of nature and spent his best days with family on the farm. Most importantly, Jim lived his life as a testimony to his savior Jesus Christ and our pain is eased by the knowledge of His peace. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Paintsville, Ky. A memorial for family and friends will be held at a time and location to be announced later. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.25 2007

   
SLONE, Marie (Bradley)
1913-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Marie Bradley Slone, 93, of Wayland, died Monday, April 30, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 10, 1913, in Dema, she was a daughter of the late Butler Bradley and Mary Collins Bradley Huff. She was a homemaker and a member of Lancer Baptist Church, Lancer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Slone; and a son, Kermit Edsel Slone. Survivors include four sons, Keith Slone of Somerset, Ray Slone of Dayton, Ohio, Johnny Slone of Jupiter, Fla., and Scott Slone of Wayland; three daughters, Linda Ward of Hager Hill, Sandra Martin of Prestonsburg, and Mary Franklin of Prestonsburg; a sister, Lena Hopkins of Wayland; 14 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery, Wayland, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation after 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 2, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News May 2007

   
SMITH, Douglas
1973-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 1 p.m. at the Phillip Cove Free Will Baptist Church for Douglas Smith, 33, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, April 23 2007 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born Oct. 13, 1973 in Post, Texas, son of Cecil Smith and Janice Swartz. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Rebecca Spence Smith, and one brother, Michael Smith of Slaton, Texas. The service will be officiated by Dave Meek, with burial in the Spence Cemetery at Tomahawk, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.25 2007

   
SOWARDS, Shirley Griffith)
1940-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Shirley Griffith Sowards, 67, of Wittensville, died Sunday, April 22, 2007 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Feb. 22, 1940, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Don and Elsie Thacker Griffith. She was employed in public relations and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include her husband, Gary "Cool Blue" Sowards of Wittensville; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 25, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Junior Womack officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.25 2007

   
SPENCE, Sharon Kay (Preston)
1951-2007
Sharon Kay Spence, 55, of Wabash, died at 4:10pm Monday April 9, 2007 at her residence. She was born on June 13, 1951 in Paintsville, KY to James Herbert and Sylvia (Roberts) Preston. She married Jerry Spence in Wabash on August 25, 1990. She worked at Wagners in Wabash and AGP Plastics in Peru, Timbercrest and Peabody Retirement Communities, and United Technologies/Bryan Mfg in North Manchester. She received her CNA license while working at Americare Nursing Home in Wabash. She then worked at Community Care and Millers Merry Manor East in Wabash 15 years. She is survived by Husband, Jerry Spence of Wabash; Step-Son, Jared Spence of Wabash; 4 Sisters, Sandy (Delmar) Myers and Judy Bashore, both of North Manchester, and Pam (Randy) Darnell and Anita Fager of Wabash; 3 Brothers, Ronnie "Ron" (Pat) Preston of North Manchester, IN, Danny Preston and Roger Preston, both of Wabash. Funeral services will be 3:00pm Friday April 13, 2007 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash. Pastor Doug Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery Wabash. Friends may call 4-8pm Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is: The family of Sharon Kay Spence c/o Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service. Submitted By: Ron Branham

    
SPRADLIN, Robert Lee
1946-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, 3:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Lee Spradlin, 60, of Flatwoods, Ky., who passed away Friday, April 13 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Spradlin was born July 6, 1946 in Floyd County, Ky., son of Elva Baldridge Spradlin and the late Herbert Spradlin. He was a land contractor. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Blair Spradlin; two brothers, Charles Herbert (Wanda) Spradlin of Versailles, Ky., and Larry David Spradlin of El Paso, Texas; and many nephews and nieces. The service was officiated by Larry Blair and Gary Blair, with burial in the Baldridge Family Cemetery at East Point, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.18 2007

    
TRAVIS, Lester Raymond
1928-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, noon at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington, Ky., for Lester Raymond Travis, 78, of Lexington, who passed away Thursday, April 26 at Winchester Health Center in Winchester, Ky. Mr. Travis was born April 30, 1928 in Lawrence County, Ky., son of the late Frank and Della Cordle Travis. He was a charter member and trustee of Fayette Chapel United Baptist Church in Paris, Ky., and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Ramey and Lila Yates. Surviving are his wife, Doris Travis; one daughter, Brenda Travis of Lexington; one son, Daryl (Donnita) Travis of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Delta Murray of Lexington; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in- law; and one niece and four nephews. The service was officiated by Pastor C.J. Murray and the Rev. Bruce Fyffe, with burial in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home of Winchester. Paintsville Herald Friday May 04 2007

   
TRIMBLE, Paula E. (Matthews)
1927-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Paula E. Trimble, 80, of LaGrange, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at University Hospital, Louisville. Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Ballard and Earle Mathews Matthews. She was a homemaker, a member of the Louisville Deaf Club and attended Northeast Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Trimble, in 1972. Survivors include a son, Randy Trimble of Staffordsville; a daughter Peggy Baker of Crestwood; two sisters, Elizabeth Cox and Elsie Rich, both of Glasgow; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Steve Idle officiating. Burial will be in Trimble Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.11 2007

   
TUCKER, Sharon Jean (Hyden)
1946-2007
Sharon Jean Tucker, 61, Lagro, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at 11:16 a.m. at Wabash County Hospital. She was born March 6, 1946, in Van Lear, Ky., to Eugene and Katherine (Young) Hyden. She married Charles Tucker on Nov. 30, 1965, in Clintwood, Va., and he survives. Mrs. Tucker was a member of Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She is also survived by two daughters, Kathy (Kenny) Williams, Lagro, and Ronda (the Rev. Randall) Anderson, Manassas, Va.; his mother, Katherine Hyden, Warsaw; five grandsons, Kenny Williams Jr., Lagro, Kyle Williams, Charleston, S.C., Keith Williams, Lagro, James Anderson, Manassas, Va., and Tucker Anderson, Manassas, Va.; two granddaughters, Rachel Anderson and, and Randa Anderson, both of Manassas, Va.; three sisters, Patty (Dan) Clifton, Lagro, Christine (Johnnie) Spears, Wabash, and Charlotte (Mike) Smith, Syracuse; four brothers, Roger (Mazie) Hyden, Warsaw, Larry (Sue) Hyden, Mentone, Tony Hyden, Fort Wayne, and Bill (Lydia) Hyden, South Whitley. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Glen Hyden, and a sister, Tina Hyden. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash Chapel, 1241 Manchester Ave., with Pastor Doug Phillips and the Rev. Randall Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery.   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m., today, April 6, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is the family of Sharon Jean Tucker. Wabash Plain Dealer Friday April 06, 2007 Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
WARD, Delmar
1940-2007
Graveside memorial services were held Monday, April 9, 5 p.m. at the McCoury Family Cemetery in Newland, N.C., for Delmar Ward, 67, of Fayetteville, N.C., who passed away Thursday, April 5 2007 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. Mr. Ward was born in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Maxie Bowen and Walter Scott Ward. He served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Barbara M. Ward of Fayetteville; three sons, James W. (Donna) Ward of Harrisonburg, Va., John D. Ward of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Timothy C. (Shannon) Ward of Huntersville, N.C.; two daughters, Barbara W. (Robert) Colson of Raeford, N.C., and Annedda W. (Dave) Patrie of Spindale, N.C.; one brother, Walter S. Ward of Paintsville, Ky.; and seven grandchildren and three step- grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Crumpler Funeral Home of Raeford. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 11, 2007

  
WHEELER, Amanda Jewel (Chandler)
1916-2007
Amanda Jewel Chandler Wheeler, 90, of Raceland, Ky., died Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Wheeler was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Chandlerville, Ky., a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Castle Chandler. She was a homemaker and attended Martha United Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eskie M. Wheeler; daughters, Martha Wheeler and Kay Frances Stephenson; four brothers; and two sisters. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by two sons, Clarence W. Wheeler of Raceland and Charles “Buck” Wheeler; two daughters, Janet Dolores Huffman of Raceland and Carol Sue Trott of Columbus, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky., by Brother Homer Bowling, Brother Doug Sloan, Brother Marvin Owen and Brother A.J. Williamson. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at the funeral home. Daily Independent Saturday Apr.07 2007
 



MAY - 2007
ADAMS, Ronnie Neil
1947-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY Ronnie Neil Adams, 59, of Salyersville, died Monday, May 7, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 2, 1947, in Magoffin County, he was a son of Winna Lee Rowe Williams and the late Harmon Green Adams. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Adams. Additional survivors include his wife, Rita Howard Adams of Salyersville; a son, Tony Adams of Salyersville; two daughters, Kimberly Adams and Christy Adams Dyer, both of Salyersville; a brother, Randall Williams of Lancaster; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Dean Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Royalton, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Visitation will be all day today, Wednesday, May 9, and prior to services Thursday, May 10, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 09 2007

     
ARROWOOD, Mary Margaret (Davis)
1925-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Margaret Arrowood, 81, of Meally, died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 13, 1925, at Van Lear, she was a daughter of the late Frank M. and Emma Clark Davis. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hansel Arrowood, in 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Spence of Meally; a brother, William Arthur Davis of Flatwoods; a sister, Bertha Franklin of Thealka; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Arrowood Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 09 2007

     
AUXIER,  Opal (Taylor)
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Opal Taylor Auxier, 86, of East Point, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Dollie Conley Taylor. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Auxier, in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Auxier of Staffordsville, James R. Auxier of East Point, and Leroy Auxier of Hager Hill; two daughters, Bonnie Lois Brown of East Point and Sherry Slone of Inez; a brother, Bennie Taylor of Greenup; a half-sister, Josephine Mink of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, May 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Auxier Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

    
BALDWIN, Rebecca Margie
1934-2007
Rebecca Margie Baldwin, 72, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 26, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Anna Reed Baldwin. She was a steam press operator with Paintsville Laundry. Survivors include a brother, James Marvin Baldwin of Pleasant Plain, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, May 31, at Little Paint United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders J.D. Riggs, A.J. Williamson and Lewis Baler officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

   
BLAIR, Joy Mae (Helton)
1931-2007
Joy Mae Helton Blair, 75, of Ashland, Ky., died after an extended illness on May 29, 2007, in King’s Daughters Medical Center with her beloved husband of 57 years, Ralph Blair, at her side. She was born Nov. 26, 1931, in Oil Springs, Ky., the daughter of the late Warren and Mae Collins Helton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by siblings Jewell, Eula and Betty Jo Helton, Herbert, Glen, Earn and Hansel Helton and Galen, Homer Lee and Tom Conley. Mrs. Blair was retired from the Boyd County Circuit Clerk’s Office and a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, the Ashland Democratic Women’s Club, where she was past president, the Highlands Museum and American Legion Post 76 Auxiliary. She was a Kentucky colonel. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael Emerson Blair and his wife, Doris, of Raceland, Ky.; three brothers, Ellis Ross Conley, Paul Helton and George Helton; two sisters, Christine Helton Moore and Grace Helton Conley; four grandchildren, Michael L. Blair, Katheranne Switt, Heather Athearn and her husband, John, and Brian Blair; five great-grandchildren, Collin Childers, Emily Switt, Christopher Switt, Sarah Athearn and Faith Athearn; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2007, at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Chip Valentine. Entombment will be in Golden Oaks Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BLAIR, Loranzie Dow
1932-2007
Loranzie Dow Blair, 75, of Highland County, died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at his residence. Born Feb. 1, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Darius and Norma Ramey Blair. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1995, was a U.S. Air Force Korean conflict veteran, a member of McMakin Masonic Lodge, Mt. Healthy, Valley of Cincinnati Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and the Syrian Shrine in Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Junior Blair; and six siblings.  Survivors include his wife, Marcia Peaslee Blair; two daughters, Lula Blair of Middletown, and Flora Jo Stark of Kentucky; five sons, William Blair of Middletown, Michael Blair of Fayetteville, Dean Blair of Tennessee, Kenneth Encinas of South Carolina, and Wayne Encinas of Wilmington, Ohio; three sisters, Sarah Fairchild and Gracie Ratliff, both of Paintsville and Opal Conley of Kentucky; a brother, Darius Blair of Paintsville; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 16, at Turner and Son Funeral Horne, Hillsboro, Ohio, with Matt Burns officiating. Highland County Honor Guard will perform military honors. He will be cremated. Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 16, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News May 2007


BLEVINS, Ruth Anne (Dixon)
1919-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Anne Dixon Blevins, 87, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 14, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Hazel Lowry and Lawrence Dixon. She was a charter member of the Paintsville Garden Club, Paintsville; Johnson County Library Board member for 50 years; member of the American Cancer Society; Daughters of the American Revolution and founding member of the "Birthday Girls." She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Blevins, in 2007. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Dixon Isfort of Richmond, and Lynne Murray Crow of Gallipolis, Ohio; a son, James Clyde (J.C.) Blevins of Paintsville; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services for immediate family were held Sunday, May 20, at Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the Fred M. Vinson Memorial Fund, Louisa, or the First Christian Church, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 23 2007

    
COLLINS, Polly (Wells)
1927-2007
Polly Collins, 80, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at her residence. Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Suzana Richmond Wells. She was a member of Philadelphia Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Collins, in 2000. Survivors include two sons, Mike Collins of Flat Gap and Larry Collins of Van Lear; a daughter, Bennette Howard of Florida; a brother, Nevard Wells of Van Lear; two sisters, Mary Francis Walton of Lexington, and Emma Adkins of Van Lear; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with J.M. Scott and David Powers officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Friday, June 1, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

   
COMBS, Wendell
1949-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Wendell Combs, 57, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 1, 1949, in Knott County, he was a son of the late Denny Combs and Orbie Gayheart. He was a plant supervisor with GM Parts. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Pridemore Combs of Staffordsville; a son, Trint Combs of Pikeville; a brother, Paul Combs of Van Lear; four sisters, Billie Louise Madden of Arcanum, Ohio, Anna Rose Amburgy of Mallie, Lillian Angles of Vandalla, Ohio and Katie Derr of Tipp City, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 6, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News May  2007

    
CONLEY, Eugenia (Williams)
1912-2007
Eugenia Conley, 94, of Lexington, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, May 9 2007. Born May 20, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Kendall and Laura Bond Williams. She was a banking bookkeeper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Conley; a grandson, Taran Ray Thomas; two sisters, Gay Salyer and Macy Salyer; and a brother, Eulas Williams. Survivors include a daughter, Joann Thomas of Lexington; a sister, Erie Junkin of Smithville, Neb.; and one grandson. Funeral services were Saturday, May 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. E. Bond Salyer officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 17 2007

   
CONLEY, Arvile
1936-2007
Arvile Conley, age 71, of Rootstown, Ohio passed away on Thursday, May 10 2007 at his home. He was born on January 25, 1936 in Oil Springs Kentucky a son of the late Riley and Fanny (Bailey) Conley. He retired from Goodyear after 28 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Moose Lodge of Stow. He was also a Veteran of the US Army. Surviving are his loving wife Sandra (Hillyer) Conley; children, Julia (Coy) Shepherd of Columbus, Gerald (Kendra) Conley of Spartanburg, S.C., Kenny (Brenda) Conley of Norwalk. Carol (Bill) Farabaugh of Columbus, and Arvile Eric Conley of New Baltimore; step-children, Michelle (Herb) Knoll of Brentwood, Tenn., Michael (Theresa) Makar of Zebulon, NC. Marcia Locketti of Canfield, Monica Makar of Canfield and 22 grandchildren. In Addition to his parents, Arvile was preceded in death by his first born son, Gary Conley, 10 brothers and one sister. Friends were received on Saturday, May 12 2007 from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service at First Baptist Church, 96 Townsend St. Greenwich, 44837. Interment followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenwich, Ohio.

     
DAVIS, Geneva (Blair)
1916-2007
Geneva Davis, 91, of St. Rt. 335, Beaver, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Pike Community Hospital in Waverly, Ohio. She was born March 28, 1916 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Linzie and Ginny (Hannah) Blair.  On March 2, 1935, Geneva was united in marriage to Elzie Davis who preceded her in death on September 15, 1968. Surviving are three sons: Elzie C. Davis and wife Tina of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ronald L. Davis and Gerald Davis and special friend Shirley Stulley of Beaver; two daughters: Shelba J. Miller and husband Robert of Omega and Julie E. Oldaker of Chillicothe, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 6 great great- grandchildren; a brother: Estel Blair of Waverly and a sister: Lorene Blair of Waverly. In addition to her parents and husband, Geneva was preceded in death by two daughters: Patricia Ann Davis and Greta B. Harris; nine brothers: Frank, Walter, Walker, Henry, Alfonse, Wallace, Eugene, Robert and Orville Blair; four sisters: Nellie Harris, Ruth Dorinsky, Wanda Blair and Maxine Blair. Geneva was a retired waitress with the former Schmitt Dairy and a member of Lynn Hill Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Charles Green officiating.  Burial will follow in Omega Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DOTSON, Orville
1916-2007
FLOYD COUNTY —Orville Dotson, 90, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at his residence. Born July 9, 1916, at Oak Log, he was a son of the late Albert and Anna Lee Wells Dotson. He was a former coal miner with Princess Elkhorn Coal Company, David; a member of Fitzpatrick First Baptist Church and United Mine Workers of America. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Whitaker Dotson, in 1993; two brothers, Lewis D. Dotson and Willam Thomas Dotson; three sisters, Susie Burchett, Hazel Arnett, and Audrey Arnett; two half-brothers, Sherman Dotson and Jack Dotson; two half-sisters, Zona Douglas Combs and Mary Stevens. Survivors include his wife, Ann Compton Dotson of Prestonsburg; a son, Dr. Charles Orville Dotson of Lemonte, Illinois; a daughter, Barbara D. Allen of Prestonsburg; a step-son, John Compton of Lexington; a step-daughter, Judith Doston of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Mabel Honeycutt of Prestonsburg; a half-brother, Billy Joe Dotson of Prestonsburg; three half-sisters, Jean Rice of Banner, Laurie Marie Smith of Hartman, Ark., and Cynthia Sue Hall of Vinton, Ohio; four grandson, 4 great- grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 24, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tommy Reed and Jennings West officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers were David D. Allen II, James D. Allen, Dwayne Orville Dotson, Christopher Woodrow Dotson, Corey Allen, D.J. Allen and Drew Allen. Big Sandy News May 2007

     
FANNIN, Loretta (Ward)
1926-2007
Loretta Fannin, 80, of Ashland, Ky., died Friday, May 11, 2007, in Bryant Health Care Center in Ironton, Ohio. Mrs. Fannin was born Dec. 14, 1926, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Paris Ward and Maudie Preston Ward. She was a retired clerk at Myers Rexall Pharmacy and a member of River Baptist Church in Paintsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Ray Fannin. Mrs. Fannin is survived by her husband, Ernest Ray Fannin; a daughter, Faye Lyons of Flatwoods, Ky.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roy Ward of River, Ky. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Ashland,KY. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
FINLAYSON, Jonnie Jean
2007
Jonnie Jean Finlayson, 78, died Mon, May 21, 2007. Born in Paintsville, KY, she was a daughter of the late John and Ridda Stapleton Finlayson. Ms. Finlayson was retired from the University of Kentucky and McAlpin's. She loved to dance and was a graduate of the Citizen's Police Academy. She is survived by a niece and nephew, Lida (Don) Howard, Prestonsburg, KY and Joe (Sarah) Spradlin, Paris; and great nieces, Vickey Elliott and Karen Vaughan, both of Prestonsburg and Katy Spradlin, Lexington. Funeral services will be 3pm Thu at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, conducted by Dr. Harold Dorsey. Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-9pm Wed. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Published Lexington Ky 5/23/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
GOBLE, Sheldon Lee
1957-2007
Sheldon Lee Goble, 49, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 29, 1957, in Johnson County, he was a son of Allie Spradlin Goble and the late Virgil Goble. Additional survivors include his wife, Rita Goble of Paintsville; a daughter, Amanda Goble of Paintsville; three step-daughters, Pam Parker of Prestonsburg, Jenny Williams of Martin and Tammy Jenkins of Lexington; thee brothers, Virgil Goble of River, Rick Goble of Sitka, and Amos Goble of Snellville, Ga.; and three step- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 3, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
HALL, Blanche (Ferguson)
1933-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Blanche Hall, 74, of Thelma, died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at her residence. Born May 9, 1933, at Thelma, she was a daughter of the late Buell and Georgia Price Ferguson. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Hall of Thelma; a son, Vernon Hall of Michigan; two daughters, Cindy McKenzie of Paintsville, and Elizabeth Charlton of Frankfort; a sister, Hester Preston of Lexington; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 9, at Concord United Baptist Church with Jeff Burchett and Brad Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 09 2007

   
HITCHCOCK, Josephine (Blair)
1924-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Josephine Hitchcock, 82, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, May 26, 2007 at her residence. Born Dec. 18, 1924, at Denver, she was a daughter of the late Harlan and Rosa Lee Caudill Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hitchcock, in 1998. Survivors include two sons, James W. Hitchcock of Hager Hill and Larry Joe Blanton of Leander; a daughter, Deborah Blair of Staffordsville; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29, at Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander, with Elders James R. Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Sam Blair Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 30 2007

    
HOLLIDAY, Bobby
1952-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Bobby Holliday, 55, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 5, 1952, in Magoffin County, he was a son of Jilson and Melovee Holliday. Additional survivors include a brother, Henry Holliday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 11, at Pine Grove Holiness Church with Chris Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Holliday Cemetery, Puncheon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News May 2007

   
JARVIS, Jeremy Brayden
2007-2007
MARTIN COUNTY — Jeremy Brayden Jarvis, 4 1/2 months, died Sunday, May 20. Born Jan. 2, 2007 at Paintsville, he was a son of Jeremy and Amanda Jarvis of Pilgrim. Additional survivors include a sister, Alexis Jarvis of Pilgrim; paternal grandparents, Ollie and Sandy Jarvis of Pilgrim; maternal grandparents, Mark Porter of Debord and Linda Scott of Milo; paternal great-grandparents, Rebecca Jarvis of Pilgrim and James Bellomy of Kenova; and maternal great-grandparents, Noldie Porter of Debord and Wayne Scott of Pilgrim. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 23, at Big Elk United Baptist Church. Burial was in Jarvis Family Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

    
JOHNSON, Elizabeth Ruth (Pigg)
1937-2007
Elizabeth Ruth Pigg Johnson, 70, of Thealka, died Thursday, May 31 2007. Born January 24, 1937 in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Murner Dick Castle and Melinda McKenzie Castle. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles "Paudie" Pigg of Thealka and her second husband, Troy L. Johnson of Virgie. Survivors include three children, Robert Pigg and Michelle Pigg Justice, both of Thealka, and Melinda Pigg of Denver; four step-children, Paul Blanton and LeeAnn Blevins, both of Thealka, and Jamie Helton and Gary Fraley, both of Paintsville; three sisters, Greta Music of East Point, Denise Fields of Florida and Betty Triplett of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Concord Independent Church at Hager Hill, located beside Wildcat Tire. Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
KERNS, Clarence Richard
1930-2007
Graveside services and internment were held Sunday, June 3, 4 p.m. with full military honors at the Union Cemetery in Newport, Tenn., for Clarence Richard Kerns, 77, of Cosby, Tenn., who passed away Thursday, May 31 at Baptist Hospital in Cocke County, Tenn. Mr. Kerns was born April 6, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Clarence and Ella McKenzie Kerns. He was a retired press operator for General Motors and a veteran of the Korean War. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Roma Kerns; two sisters, Doris Kerns and Jessie Eigensee; and two brothers, Howard and Jack Kerns. Surviving are one daughter, Della Jean Rancour of Cosby; three brothers, James Kerns of Bob White, W.Va., Douglas Kerns of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Kenneth Kerns of Orient, Ohio; three sisters, Neva Evelyn Brown of Flat Gap, Ky., Ruth Castle-Maddox of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Grace Barber of Paintsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home of Newport. Announcement courtesy of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.25 2007

  
LEE, Dess (Bolen)
1912-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 10, 1 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel for Dess Lee, 94, of Johannesburg, Mich., who passed away Sunday, May 6 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Mich. Mrs. Lee was born Aug. 29, 1912 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Joe and Allie Tremble Bolen. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee, and her son, Norman Lee Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Norma (Dean) Wells of Johannesburg and Betty Lee Trimble of Hager Hill, Ky.; and four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Glenn Martin, with burial in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 11 2007

    
LEMASTER, Emerald
2007
LeMASTER, EMERALD, 88, of Louisville, passed away Monday, May 28, 2007 at Twinbrook Nursing Home. A native of Ashland, KY and a Christian, she retired the head dietician of McDowell Regional Medical Center. The family would like to thank the friends and staff at Twinbrook Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie LeMaster; and daughter, Barbara Asbury. She is survived by son, Roger LeMaster (Lynn); grandchildren, Marc Asbury, Elizabeth Asbury Buchett, and Joseph LeMaster; and great-grandchildren, Brittany, Cristy, and Alex Asbury and Hollie Fyffe. A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd., with burial at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, KY. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Highlands. Expressions to: The American Diabetes Association 1941 Bishop Ln., Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218. Published 5/30/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
LOWE, Brian Allen
1980-2007
Age: 26
FLORIDA — Brian Allen Lowe, 26, of West Van Lear, died Sunday, May 6, at the Salvation Army, Bradenton, Fla. Born Nov. 9, 1980, in Floyd County, he was a son of Billy Lowe and Tammy Dye Lowe, both of West Van Lear. He was a painter. Additional survivors include his wife, Miranda Hall Lowe of Palm Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Allison K. Lowe and Martha Marie Lowe, both of Palm Beach; and two brothers, Henry Lowe and Arby Lowe, both of West Van Lear. He was cremated. Big Sandy News May 2007

   
MOBERLY, Lena Ruth (Adams)
2007
Lena Ruth Adams Moberly, 83, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, May 25, 2007, after a long illness. A native of Magoffin County, Ruth had lived in Richmond since 1943, coming to work in the accounting department of the Lexington-Bluegrass Army Depot. Ruth was the daughter of Ted and Alma Howes Adams and a graduate of Salyersville High School and the Mayo Business School. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a volunteer for many organizations, including the American Red Cross and the Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary. She was a member of the First Christian Church, having served as a Sunday School secretary for 30 years. Ruth is survived by: her mother, Alma Adams of Paintsville; her husband of 58 years, Harry Moberly; son, Harry (Kerrie) Moberly, Jr.; daughter, Susan Adams Moberly; grandsons, Matthew George and Harry Robert Moberly; sister, Lois (Clyde) George of Prestonsburg; brothers Charles (Polly) Adams of Ashland and Ted (Sammie) Adams of Yorba Linda, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Adams of Paintsville, June Moberly of Apple Valley, Minn., and Helen Moberly of Hopkinsville; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Julie Moberly; and many wonderful friends, including a special helper, Darlene Allman also survive. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, James Adams. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, corner of West Main Street and Lancaster Avenue, Richmond. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at First Christian Church, with Dr. Thom Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Adams, Douglas Adams, Ted George, Jim Moberly, Tom Moberly, Mark Moberly, Nard Norris and Ed Worley. Contributions are suggested to: First Christian Church, P.O. Box 216, Richmond, KY 40476-0216; or the Pattie A. Clay Foundation, P.O. Box 1165, Richmond, KY 40476-1165. Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Courtesy of the Richmond Register Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
MOLLETT, Genetta (Crum)
1926-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Genetta Mollett, 81, of Auxier, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born March 22, 1926, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Mahala Pigg Crum. She was a member of Auxier Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James J. Mollett of Auxier; two sons, Keith Mollett of East Point, and Alvin Mollett of Lebanon, Va.; two daughters, Rosetta Bayes of East Point, and Karen Wicker of Prestonsburg; a sister, Velva Penix of Meally; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 2, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Calvin Setser, Bobby Joe Spencer and Tommy Reed officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
MULLINS, Carroll George
1938-2007
Carroll George Mullins, 68, of Ashland, Kentucky died Friday, May 11, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 8, 1938, at Keaton, he was a son of the late Okie and Dessie Skaggs Mullins. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include two sisters, Eunice Adams of Marion, Ind., and Gloria Ferguson of Martha; and two brothers, Glair C. Mullins of Cottontown, Tenn., and Redgel Mullins of Galena, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, May 14, at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, with Roger Jordan officiating. Burial was in Skaggs-Wright Cemetery, Redbush, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 17 2007

      
MUSIC, James E.
1928-2007
James E. Music, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, age 78, passed away suddenly after a long illness, Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Grant Hospital. Served in U.S. Army during the Korean War. Retired from Owens Illinois (Techneglas) after 28 years. Attended Southwood Church of Christ. Member of Local #306 and Life Member of VFW #3424. Preceded in death by parents Ervin and Hulda Music, brothers Howard and Jerry Music, sisters Lucille Spradlin and Patsy Music. Survived by beloved wife of 56 years, Mary; children, Susan (Rush) Floyd, Karen (Marty) Laney, Melanie Music, and Ronald Music; grandchildren, Rush Jr. (Lori) Floyd, Jennifer (Tod) Cheney, Danielle Laney, and Amanda Berry; great-grandchildren, Alivia Cheney, Jaxson Floyd, and Jared Ward; brother, Bill (Bea) Music; sisters-in-law, Marietta Music, and Joyce Ferguson; nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation will be held Sunday 2-5 p.m. at O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., with funeral service Monday 11 a.m. Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Interment Fernwood Cemetery. Note: James was born Nov.16 1928, in Johnson County Ky., and was the  s/o-Ervin & Hulda (Fairchilds) Music


OSBORNE, Michael Dean
1959-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Michael Dean Osborne, 48, of Sitka, died Monday, May 14, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 5, 1959, in Johnson County, he was a son of Peggy Meek Osborne of Louisa, and the late Columbus Andy Osborne. He was an attorney. Additional survivors include his wife, Susan Justice Osborne of Sitka; three sons, Michael Shawn Osborne and Brandon Jarrol Osborne, both of Paintsville, and Joshua Columbus Osborne of Florida; two step-sons, James Brandon May and Jared Mitchell May, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Kimberly Dawn Osborne of Thealka; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, May 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with family and friends officiating. Burial was in Meek Family Cemetery, Tomahawk, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 23 2007

     
REED, James H.
1936-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY —James H. Reed, 70, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at his residence. Born June 7, 1936, he was a son of the late James and Anna Oakley Baldwin Reed. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator in site preparation. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lemaster Reed of Oil Springs; two daughters, Sandra Pelphrey of Hager Hill and Betty Ethel Reed of Williamsport; two step- daughters, Susan Conley of Staffordsville and Jackie Mandola of Thelma; three step- sons, Ronald Tackett of Oil Springs, Larry Conley of Van Lear and Lewis Jr. Wright of Boons Camp; a brother, Norman H. Reed of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Janet Barker of Van Lear, Betty Estep of Pickerington, Ohio and Joann VanHoose of Delaware, Ohio; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and two step-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Jerry Colvin and James R. Blair officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

   
RICE, Clara (Williams)
1905-2007
Clara Williams Rice, age 101, a resident of Russell, Ky., died May 24, 2007, in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Rice was born Oct. 31, 1905 in Sitka, Ky., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Nippa, Ky., and attended Advance Memorial United Methodist Church in Flatwoods, Ky. Her husband, Willliam M. Rice, along with sons, Alois Rice and Ronald C. Rice; brothers, Richard Williams and Mitchell Willliams; and sisters, Lucy Burchett, Alta Shields, Frankie Patrick and Edna Conners, all preceded her in death. Surviving her are two sons, Edsel (Bobbie) Rice of Flatwoods and Harold L. (Maryam) Rice of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Marjorie (Doug) Williams of Flatwoods and Floress Ann Collins of Huntington, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Reva Rice of Ashland; two sisters, Geneva Rice of Holland, Mich., and Carrel Lacey of Shelton, Wash.; grandchildren, Connie Williams, Beverly Conner, Dwight Williams, Teresa Williams, Kathy McKnight, Danny Rice, Rodney Rice, Michael Collins, Cara Harris, Rashid Rice and Khalid Rice; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Donald Young. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to Advance Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1007 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods, KY 41139. Published In Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
ROMAN, Orbin Fleetwood Jr.
1921-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Orbin Fleetwood Roman Jr., 85, of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 2, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Maude Prater Roman and Orbin Fleetwood Roman Sr. He was a WW II Army veteran. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Bruce Conley officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Big Sandy News May 2007

     
ROWE, George Troy
1936-2007
George Troy Rowe, 71, of Inverness, Fla., died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at an Inverness hospice. George was born March 30, 1936, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late John Paul Rowe and Beatrice Castle Rowe. Surviving are his wife, Etta G. Rowe; sons, David E. Rowe, George T. Rowe Jr. and Robert C. Rowe; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward Rowe, Chris Rowe, George Wilbur Rowe and Allen Rowe; and sister, Mary Sutton. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with interment in Bailey Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from noon 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Published-5/30/2007 Portsmouth,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
SULLIVAN, Judith (Ealey)
1941-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Judith Ealey Sullivan, 65, of Georgetown, died Monday, May 21, 2007 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born July 22, 1941, at Thealka, she was a daughter of the late Murner and Melinda McKenzie Castle. She was a nurse. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Doug Ealey, in 1997; and two sons, Brian Douglas Ealey, in 1971, and Michael "Bear" Ealey, in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Conley of Georgetown; four sisters, Gretta Music of East Point, Ruth Johnson of Paintsville, Betty Triplett of Marion, Ohio, and Denise Fields of Englewood, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Randy Gregory and Clarence Risner officiating. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

    
SWAIN, Orville "Bob"
1929-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Orville “Bob” Swain, 78, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, May 8 2007 at his residence. Mr. Swain was born April 16, 1929 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Melvin Swain and Hazel Butcher. He was a retired maintenance worker with Wabash Alloys. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Iris Joyce Moore Swain. Surviving are three daughters, Rosemary Storberg of Boons Camp, Kathy Overlander of Akron, Ind., and Deborah Stevens of Wabash, Ind.; two brothers, James E. Preston of Thelma, Ky., and Melvin D. Swain of East Point, Ky.; four sisters, Lennie Belle Williamson of Roann, Ind., Mary Lou Salisbury of Teaberry, Ky., Phyllis Swartz of Worthington, Ohio, and Betty Lee Rediford of Paintsville, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Claude Mollette, with burial in the Old Friendship Memorial Gardens of Williamsport, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 11 2007

   
TACKETT, Clarence
1928-2007
Clarence Tackett, 78, rural Wabash, died May 15, 9:01 p.m., at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Van Lear, Ky., to Jesse and Minnie K. (Conley) Tackett.  He married Edna Marie Blevins Sept. 9, 1952, in Paintsville, Ky. She survives. Mr. Tackett was retired from GenCorp, Wabash, after 35 1/2 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 15, Wabash. Along with his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Iris (Scott) Dirig, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tiffany Dirig, Zachary Dirig and Sarah Dirig, all of Fort Wayne; two brothers, William (Colleen) Tackett, Paintville, Ky., and Fred (Dixie) Tackett, Wabash; and a sister Stella Mae Bowling, Van Lear, Ky.  He was preceded in death by a brother. Services were May 19 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, which also handled arrangements.  Revs. Tim Webb and Robert McCarty officiated.  Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Published Tuesday May 22, 2007

     
TRIMBLE, Linda (Burchett)
1949-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Linda Burchett Trimble, 57, of Van Lear, died Saturday, May 26, at her residence. Born Dec. 13, 1949, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Eula Fitch Burchett. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Davis Trimble Jr., in 2005; and a son, Trenton Dean Boyd. Survivors include a son, Shane Tyler Boyd of Van Lear; a brother, Mike Burchett of Staffordsville; and three sisters, Glenda Chandler of Paintsville, Willa Dean Bush of Sitka and Barbara Ballard of Jeffersonville, Ind. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Barnett and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 30 2007

   
WHEELER, William Oliver
1934-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William Oliver Wheeler, 72, of Flemingsburg, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, May 8 2007 at Fleming County Hospital in Flemingsburg. Mr. Wheeler was born Oct. 15, 1934 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Jesse and Sylvia Taylor Wheeler. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ethel Wheeler. Surviving are five brothers, Buster Taylor of Thealka, Ky., Troy Wheeler Sr. of Thelma, Ky., and Rufus, Amos, and Jesse Wheeler, all of Flemingsburg; and four sisters, Phyllis Ward of Thelma, Lilly Clouse of Paintsville, Ky., and Princena Tackett and Mary Dailey, both of Flemingsburg. The service will be officiated by David May and Mike Elswick, 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 May 11 2007

      
WILLIAMS, Burl Richard
1981-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Burl Richard Williams, 25, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Sunday, May 20 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Williams was born July 16, 1981 in Pike County, Ky., son of Lloyd and Stella Stanaford Williams of Williamsport. He was a musician. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Ward, and one daughter, Layla Faye Williams. Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Judith Paige Williams; his fiancée, Retina Meek; his brother, Gordon Williamson of Lexington, Ky.; and his sister, Palma Chapman of Nicholasville, Ky. The service was officiated by Roger Dwayne Williams, with burial in the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 30, 2007

    
WILLIAMS, Esther (Dorton)
1912-2007
Esther D. Williams, 94, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Dec. 1, 1912, at Marion, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late James Robert and Hettie I. Williams Dorton. She was a retired Johnson County School teacher and a member of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Duell Williams. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Burchett and Marilyn Preston, both of Flat Gap, and Lenora Stickel of Orlando, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 13, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Gerald Fyffe and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Duell Williams Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 17 2007

      
WILLIAMS, Tollie
1931-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Tollie Williams, 76, of Lowmansville, died Thursday, May 3, at his residence. Born March 14, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dennis and Cynthia Williams. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Ratliff Williams in 2000. Survivors include a son, Tollie Williams Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four daughters, Connie Jenkins of Nashville, Tenn., Nicki Spradlin of Denver, Ruby Stephens of La Follette, Tenn., and Pina Chandler of River; two brothers, James Williams of Sitka, and Dennis Williams Jr. of Tennessee; a sister, Mabel Kelly of Sitka; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy McKenzie, Bruce Aaron Davis and Bubby Davis officiating. Burial was in Williams Family Cemetery, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2007

       
YOWELL, Lena Raye
2007
Lena Raye Yowell, 79 of Berea, passed away Mon, May 21, 2007 at the Berea Health Care Center. Lena was born in Oil Springs, KY to the late Leslie B. and Lucy Blanche Eastin Yowell. She moved to Berea in 1936 from Lee County. She graduated from Berea Foundation School and attended Berea College. She worked for the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C. and in East Orange, NJ in the admittance office. Lena was a member of Berea Baptist Church, the Berea Professional Business Woman's Club and the Dixie Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Martha Blanche Yowell and Mary Frances Yowell Gillespie, and one brother, James E. Yowell. She is survived by her grand niece, Lisa Dianne Gillespie, a grand nephew, David Scott Gillepsie, and her brother-in-law C.H. Gillespie. Burial will be at Berea Cemetery on Thu at 10am, followed by a memorial service at Berea Baptist Church at 11am with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Visitation will be Wed evening at Lakes Funeral Home from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 256, Berea, KY 40403 or to Berea Baptist Church, 310 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403.  Lexington Ky-5/23/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



JUNE - 2007

ANDREWS, Betty Lou (Dixon)
1942-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Lou Dixon Andrews, 65, of Volga, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at St. Joe East Hospital, Lexington. Born May 9, 1942, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Dollie Osborne Dixon. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Edward Andrews, in 1998; and a sister, Glenda Boggs. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Dixon of Orient, Ohio and James Dixon and Kelly King, both of Florence; a daughter, Cheskla Burchett of Volga; a brother, Lonnie Dixon Jr. of Volga; two sisters, Loretta Farrah of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Mary Music of Isbian, W.Va.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Dixon Family Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

   
BAILEY, Willard
1941-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Willard Bailey, 65, of Salyersville, died Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 14, 1941, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Ollie and Mary Bailey. He was a retired coal worker and a member of Carver United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Bailey; and a sister, Alene Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Vonda Gay Poe Bailey of Salyersville; a son, Franklin Bailey of Salyersville; a daughter, Susie Adams of Salyersville; a brother, Paul Bailey of Carver; two sisters, Jean Ramsey of Carver and Avonell Bailey of Salyersville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 20, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Kenny Bailey, Manuel Minix and Greg Minix officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun20 2007

   
BLEVINS, Paul Bryan
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Paul Bryan Blevins, 69, of East Point, died Monday, June 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 30, 1938, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Russell and Eunice Conley Blevins. He was a retired bread and milk salesman. Survivors include his wife, Edith J. Spencer Blevins of East Point; a son, Paul Nathaniel Blevins of East Point; a daughter, Lisa Dawn England of East Point; two brothers, Lon C. Blevins of Findlay, Ohio, and Michael Blevins of Bowling Green, Ohio; two sisters, Sue Lemaster of Hager Hill and Lenore Ratliff of Paintsville; and a grandson. Funeral services were Thursday, June 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Lori Vannucci and Paul Litz officiating. Burial was in Blevins-Spencer Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
BOOTH, Jack Landon
1946-2007
Jack Landon Booth, 60, of Springfield, OH passed away peacefully in his home on June 23, 2007 at 8 a.m. surrounded by his family. He was born November 22, 1946 in River, KY, the son of William and the late Lenora Booth. Jack was very involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren, by taking part in all their activities. He enjoyed fishing and working with his hands. He worked hard as a maintenance man for a number of years. He was always tinkering with electronics and collecting movies. He took pride in his home and yard, especially around Christmas time. He also participated in the Community Beautification Awards for 13 years. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Dorothy (Beverly) Booth; daughters Janet (Tom Jackson) Booth and Dawn Booth-Duvall; four very special granddaughters Bailey and Brittney Jackson, Tatum Price and Maelynn Duvall, all of Springfield; brothers Gary Booth, Keith (Melinda) Both, both of Springfield, and Jerry (Glenda) Booth of Mechanicsburg, OH; sisters Debbie (Tommy) Newland, Karen (John) Milton, Mary (Rick) Carney, and Brenda (Terry) Cearley, all of Springfield; and also numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Lenora Booth and a brother Larry Booth. Visitation will be held June 28, 2007 from 6-8 p.m in THE JONES KENNEY ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. The funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. June 29, 2007 in The Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Dungan officiating. Burial will follow in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

   
BOWENS, Janorah (Colllins)
1923-2007
Janorah Collins Bowens, 84, of Leander, died Saturday, June 23, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born March 14, 1923, at Crown City, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Rosie Gertrude Ball Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bowens; a son, Robert Bowens; and two daughters, Estille Bowens and Ermalee Bowens. Survivors include three sons, Arnold Bowens of Lowmansville, Dennis Bowens of Leander, and Donnie Bowens of Thealka; five sisters, Garnett Armstrong of Paintsville, Mable Blair and Shirley Bingham, both of Leander, Beulah McClure of Aceworth, Ga., and Kathy Scott of Riceville; a sister, Erma Jean Trent of Oceana, W.Va.; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 26, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill, with Joe Scott and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Collins Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun 27 2007

   
BURGETT, Eva (Bailey)
1939-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Eva Bailey Burgett, 67, of Royalton, died Friday, June 8, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 8, 1939, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late George and Lona Thacker Blanton. She was a homemaker and a member of Big Half Mountain United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Roy Pinks; a daughter, Kathy Wireman; and two brothers, Gene Bailey and Dennis Ray Bailey. Survivors include her husband, Henderson Burgett of Royalton; two sons, Jimmy Bailey and Buster Bailey, Jr., both of Royalton; two daughters, Wanda Bailey and Debbie Bailey, both of Royalton; two brothers, Henry Bailey of Salyersville, and Danny Bailey; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Simon Porter, Ollie Coldiron and Larry Williams officiating. Burial was in Dan Wireman Cemetery, Brushy Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

  
CASTLE, Ernest Ray
1932-2007
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, 2 p.m. in Levelland, Texas for Ernest Ray Castle, 74, of Levelland, who passed away Thursday, June 7 at his residence. Mr. Castle was born June 27, 1932 at Van Lear, Ky., son of the late John and Alice Trimble Castle. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Robert Castle; four sisters, Billie Jean, Marcelene , Phyllis Castle, and Rebecca Fyffe; one son, Johnny Ray Castle; and one step-son, Roy Don Compton. Surviving are his wife, Mary Castle; one step-son, Royce Agnew; two sons, William Henry and Chad Castle; two daughters, Mariann and Marleen; three brothers, Willis (Ethel) Castle of Red Bush, Ky., William A. (Sylvia) Castle of Tennessee, and Charles M. (Diane) Phipps of Oklahoma; one sister, Judy Ferguson of Red Bush; grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction of the Head Duarte Funeral Home of Levelland. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.15 2007

   
CASTLE, Estill B.
1935-2007
Estill B. Castle, Age 72, of Fairfield, Ohio, died Friday, June 8, 2007 at Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. He was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on March 31, 1935, the son of Cap and Esta (Caudill) Castle. On August 29, 1963 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, he married Kathern D. Sluss. Mr. Castle had worked in Construction at Armco Steel and Ashland Oil of Ashland, Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Kathern; four children, James M. (Maureen) Castle, of Palm Coast, Florida, Kathy L. Castle, of Hamilton, Estill "JR" Castle, of Trenton, and Tim (Danielle) Castle, of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Michael R. and Avery Hannah Castle; three sisters and a brother, Elizabeth Mae Little, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, Marie Adams, of Ashland, Kentucky, Lyman Joe Castle, and Phyllis Jean Brown, both of Wurtland, Kentucky; special friends, Larry Slater, Ann Mathias, Kaynell Kirk, Nesby and Jean Dixon. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Branden Thomas Castle; twin brother, Eskill Castle, and a brother, William Castle; and sister, Darlene Castle. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday in the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave., with Rev Tom Brown officiating, followed by burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Monday in the funeral home. Hamilton, Ohio 6/10/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CAUDILL, Edward
1926-2007
Edward Caudill, 80, of Van Lear, formerly of Garrett, died Friday, June 22, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 23, 1926, at Louisville, he was a son of the late Jesse and Ora Crase Caudill. He was a retired machinery repairman with General Motors, a U.S. Army WW II veteran, a member of First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, the Scottish Rite, Detroit, Mich., Masonic Lodge #468, Troy, Mich., 32 Degree Mason, the Moslem Temple Shrine, Detroit, and life member of Eastern Star, #165, Troy. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Estill Caudill. Survivors include his wife, Faye Petry Caudill of Van Lear; and a brother, Earl Caudill, San Francisco, Calif. Funeral services were Monday, June 25, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating. Van Lear Masonic Lodge conducted services Sunday, June 24 at the funeral home. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun  2007

    
CAUDILL, Vivian Jewell (Wells)
1930-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Vivian Jewell Wells Caudill, 77, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital East, Lexington. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Caleb and Nancy Wells. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl T. Caudill, in 1985. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Caudill of Paintsville, and Larry Caudill of Hager Hill; two sisters, Wilma McClung of Prestonsburg, and Donna Blair of West Van Lear; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, June 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

  
CLEVENGER, Reathel R. (Daniels)
1928-2007
CLEVENGER, Reathel R. 78, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2007 in the Community Hospital. She was born on August 26, 1928 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of Frank and Mayhala (Scarbury) Daniels. She was a member of the Forrest Valley Freewill Baptist Church. Reathel was a very talented seamstress and was known as the "Goose Lady" for creating clothing for concrete geese. She also enjoyed making ceramics. She is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Haskell "Jack" Clevenger of Springfield; two daughters and sons-in-law: Esther R. and Douglas Titlow of Paintsville, Kentucky; and Alice and Emil Leach of Springfield; one son and daughter- in-law, Roy T. and Carlynne Clevenger of Mableton, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren: Will (Shea) Titlow, Mike (Pris) Titlow, Mike, David, Jeff, Chris, Brad, Lisa, Melinda, Melissa, Yvonne, Dwayne, Roger, Dale, Renee', Connie, Chad, and Michelle; thirty-six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Howard Richmond, one son, Harold Edward Clevenger, two sisters, and three brothers. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2007 from 3-6 pm in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm in the Forrest Valley Free Will Baptist Church, 1175 Upper Valley Pike. Pastor Mike Stokes is officiating. Entombment will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum. Springfield, Ohio 6/9/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
COLLINS, Larry Grant
1951-2007
WEST VIRGINIA — Larry Grant Collins, 55, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, June 9, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 7, 1951, in Letcher County, he was a son of Ruby Stallard Collins of Whitesburg and the late Hearl Collins. He was a mine foreman, coal miner C.A.M. and a member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge. Additional survivors include his wife, Alberta Miller Collins of Hager Hill; two sons, Larry David Collins of Picklefork, and Dr. Bradley Collins of Greenville, S.C.; two step-sons, Bradley Wayne Robinson and David Nicholas Robinson, both of Harlen; two brothers, Stanley Earl Collins of Red Fox, and James Hearl Collins of Lexington; a sister, Mary Craft of Whitesburg; one granddaughter; and one step- grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Frank Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

     
CURTIS, Cecil R.
1954-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Cecil R. Curtis, 52, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, June 2 2007. Born Dec. 10, 1954, at Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of Wonnie Wesley Curtis of Flat Gap, and the late Lunna Estep Curtis. Additional survivors include six brothers, Bryan Curtis of Jamestown, Ohio, Carl Curtis of Keaton, Johnnie Curtis of Sitka, Matthew Curtis of Terryville, Michael Curtis of Staffordsville, and Tony Curtis of Flat Gap; and seven sisters, Nadene Carr of Wittensville, Rachael Curtis of Jamestown, Patricia Fitch of Rush, Donna Lemaster of West Van Lear, Paula Mae Stumbo of Price, and Sandra Williams of Paintsville. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 5, at Cold Springs United Methodist Church with Elders Eulas Adams, Phillip Caudill, Allen Fannin and Rev. Steve Ross officiating. Burial was in Curtis Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

   
EVANS, Deborah Lynn (Kestner)
1956-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Deborah Lynn Kestner Evans, 50, of East Point, died Friday, June 1, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 18, 1956, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Alvious and Ruth Ray Kestner. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Ray Evans, Sr. of East Point; a son, Johnny Ray Evans, Jr. of East Point; a brother, Charlie Kestner of Wittensville; and a sister, Sharon Hall of East Point. Funeral services were Sunday, June 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair and Kevin Conley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

  
FAIRCHILD, Sarah J. (Blair)
1920-2007
Sarah J. Fairchild, 87, of Paintsville, died Saturday, June 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 23, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Darius and Norma Ramey Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Fairchild; a son, Roby Fairchild; four brothers, William Blair, Dow Blair, Carl Blair, and Roby Blair; and three sisters, Mary Howard, Lydia Vance, and Mamie Blanton. Survivors include a son, Harold Fairchild of Kingsport, Tenn.; three daughters, Phyllis K. Blair of Mt. Carmel, Tenn., Joyce Crum of Church Hill, Tenn., and Jelena Vance of Prestonsburg; a brother, Darius Blair Jr. of Volga; two sisters, Opal Conley of Paintsville and Grace Ratliff of Barnetts Creek; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun 27 2007

   
FAIRCHILD, Vicie Ellen (Estep)
1914-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Vicie Ellen Fairchild, 92, of Oil Springs, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 11, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Shade and Sarah Estep. She was a cafeteria cook and a member of Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Fairchild, Sr. Survivors include five sons, Bobby Fairchild of Round Rock, Texas, Gary Fairchild of Corbin, Paul Fairchild of Columbus, Ohio, and Sherren Fairchild and Hubert Fairchild Jr., both of Oil Springs; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. John Back and Elders Phillip Caudill and Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

   
GIBSON, Douglas Taylor
1968-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Douglas Taylor Gipson, 38, of Van Lear, died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 11, 1968, in Floyd County, he was a son of Dud Gipson and the late Edna Jean Fletcher Gipson. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Additional survivors include two sisters, Nanny Montgomery and Flora Gipson, both of Van Lear. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 5, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.08 2007

   
GREEN, Ruel
1925-2007
Ruel Green, 82, of Stambaugh, died Tuesday, June 19, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Born Jan. 15, 1925, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Lonnie E. and Alice Hall Green. He was retired from General Motors and a U.S. Air Force WW II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Parsons Green of Stambaugh; two daughters, Sandra Kaye Harvey of Xenia, Ohio and Sharon Faye Northern of Tipp City, Ohio; three brothers, Arzie Green of Vandalia, Ohio, Earl Green of Charleston, W.Va. and Kenneth Green of Dayton; four sisters, Garnette Burchett of Stambaugh, Betty Vanhoose of Dayton, Deloris Vance of Beavercreek, Ohio and Stella M. McDonald of Brookville, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jeff Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Friday, June 22, from 6 - 9 p.m. and until time of service Saturday, June 23, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.22 2007

   
HANNAH, Howard
1942-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Howard Hannah, 64, of Salyersville, died Friday, June 1, 2007 at his residence. Born June 19, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Josephine Scott Hannah. He was a retired miner and of the Pentecostal faith. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Hannah and Cubbie Hannah; and two sisters, Retta Hannah and Mary Hannah. Survivors include his wife, Linda Jackson Hannah of Salyersville; a son, Robert Hannah of Salyersville; two daughters, Gwen Risner of Salyersville and Rebecca Stephens; three brothers, Steve Hannah, Scottie Hannah, and Gib Hannah, all of Johnson County; five sisters, Virginia Salyer, Ugonda Bailey, Brenda Lugar, Vickie Castle, and Grindle Hitchcock, all of Johnson County; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, June 4, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Robert Collinsworth and William Paul Perkins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

   
HARRINGTON, Gladys Elizabeth
1916-2007
Gladys Elizabeth Harrington, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Sunnyside Nursing Center, Sarasota. Born Dec. 20, 1916, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late J.R. and Jane Slone Triplett. She was a law secretary. She was also preceded in death by her husband, attorney R.B. Harrington, in 1985. Survivors include three daughters, Thelma Jean Daniels of Belleville, Ohio, Linda Harrington-Shafer of Bradenton, Fla., and Patricia Pelphrey of West Van Lear; a sister, Imogene Brewer of Carlisle, Ohio; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great- granddaughters. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Wes Stedtefeld officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today, Friday, June 29, and 9 a.m. to time of services Saturday. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.04 2007


HOPKINS, Donnie G.
1983-2007
 Donnie G. Hopkins, Jr., 23, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 3, 1983, in Floyd County, he was a son of Donnie Hopkins Sr. and Carolyn Bailey. He was a member of Elk Creek Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Jessica Spradlin Hopkins of Salyersville; a daughter, Gracie Faye Hopkins of Salyersville; two brothers, James E. Hopkins of Salyersville, and Jamie Lee Hopkins of Mansfield, Ohio; and a sister, Shawa Williamson of Salyersville. Funeral services were Saturday, June 23, at Elk Creek Baptist Church, Elk Creek, with Paul Hiner officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Jun  2007

   
JACKSON, John J Jr.
1952-2007
JACKSON, John J., Jr. 55, of Springfield died unexpectedly at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday June 20, 2007 in the Emergency Room of Mercy Medical Center. He was born February 23, 1952 in Paintsville, Kentucky to John J. and Lola B. (Montgomery) Jackson. John was employed as a job supervisor for Wheel Constructors for a number of years. Survivors in addition to his mother, Lola Jackson of Kentucky included his wife of 24 years, Catherine A. (McCollow); three children Christal (Ted) Smith, Sidney, Ohio, Jonnie Jackson and Daniel Jackson, Springfield, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jessica and Jackson Smith; 10 brothers and sisters, Peggy (Hans) Leinasars, Springfield, Elizabeth (Gary) Carlisle, Sharon (Joe Kedge) McCauley, Kentucky, Blossom (Douglas) Greene, South Charleston, Ohio, James (Kathy) Jackson, Springfield, Floyd (Linda) Jackson, Washington, Shawn (Cheryl) Jackson, South Charleston, Ohio, Velden (Gwyn) Isaac, Anthony (Michelle) McFadden, Springfield, Mike (Katherine) Isaac, South Charleston, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. Family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon Saturday until the service. Memorial donations may be made the Alzheimer's Association. Springfield Ohio 6/22/2007. 

   
JOHNSON, J. Douglas
1947-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — J. Douglas Johnson, 60, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at his residence. Born May 10, 1947, at Weeksbury, he was a son of the late Birchfield and Melvina Hall Johnson. He was a disabled truck driver and member of Katy Friend Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Royal, Raymond, Arnold and Clarence Johnson; and a sister, Virginia Mae Cook. Survivors include his wife, Kay Osborne Johnson; two daughters, Tonja Little of Prestonsburg and Jennifer Salyer of Paintsville; two brothers, Homer Johnson of Carlisle and Hurley Johnson of Shelby Township, Mich.; two sisters, Vivian Hall of Lodi, Ohio and Betty Reed of Oil Springs; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 16, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Van West officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

  
JOSEPH, Grace (Mullins)
1920-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Grace Mullins Joseph, 86, of Salyersville, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at Paintsville. Born Nov. 29, 1920, at Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Lona Caudill Mullins. Survivors include a son, Charles "Joe" Mullins of Sugar Hill, Ga. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 19, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in Mullins Cemetery, Half Mountain, Royalton, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
MEEK, Robert ‘Bob’
1932-2007
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Robert “Bob” Meek, 75, of Hawkinsville, Ga., who passed away June 7 2007 in Hawkinsville. Mr. Meek, a former resident of Johnson County, Ky., was the son of the late Bob and Bird Meek. He was employed for many years by the WSIP radio station as an announcer. He and Bill Barker were the voices of “The Bill and Bob Show”. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Woods Meek. Surviving are his wife, Pat Meek of Hawkinsville, and his daughter, Bobbi Lynn Meek of Lexington, Ky. Announcement courtesy of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.15 2007

   
PELPHREY, Elmer
1928-2007
Elmer Pelphrey, 79, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Friday, June 22 at his residence.  Mr. Pelphrey was born March 31, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Frank and Burnis Pelphrey. He was a retired Kentucky state employee. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Martin. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Pelphrey, and one daughter, Stephanie P. Thompson, both of Port Richey. Arrangements under the direction of Dobies Funeral Homes and Crematory of Holiday, Fla. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.29 2007

    
RAMEY, Edward James
1915-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Edward James Ramey, 91, of Paintsville, died Sunday, June 3, 2007 at his residence. Born July 2, 1915, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Nathaniel and Sara Blair Ramey. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Ramey, in 1985; two sons; and one daughter. Survivors include two sons, Larry Ramey of Williamson, W.Va. and Edward J. Ramey Jr. of Mays Landing, N.J. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, June 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Joe Scott and Danny Ward officiating. Burial will be in Perkins Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.08 200    

    
REED Addie (Whitt)
1939-2007
Addie Reed, 68, of Toledo, OH, passed away June 1, 2007, at Toledo Hospital. She was born in Paintsville, KY on February 16, 1939, to Sherman and Gertrude (Ramey) Whitt. Addie was a homemaker who enjoyed fishing and camping. Surviving are her husband, Ora; sons, James (Carol), Paul R., Carlos (Linda Smidi), Roger (Terri), Keith (Kerri) and William Steele; daughters, Delores Pierce and Janet (James) Stuard; sister, Hattie Kestner; 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Addie was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Richard Steele; sons, Clarence (Carolyn) and Charles Steele; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends and family may visit at the Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel; 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday, June 3, 2007 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with interment following in Springfield Township Cemetery.

   
RICE, Edwin D.
1925-2007
Hon. Edwin D. Rice, 82, passed comfortably in his home June 15, 2007, following an extended illness under the outstanding care of Community Hospice. He was born Feb. 2, 1925, at his family home in West Van Lear, Ky., to Oscar and Prudence Rice. A long time resident of Johnson and Lawrence counties, Judge Rice relocated to Ashland to practice law in 1962. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Stephenson Rice; a brother, Marvin Rice; and a sister, Edna Earle Mays. He attended Morehead State College before the beginning of World War II and at the completion of his military service, graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Law. As a young attorney in Lawrence County, Ky., he served in several city and county positions until he relocated to Ashland to practice. Judge Rice was elected to the newly formed District Court system in its first year of existence and served the Boyd County court for 21 years, acting as Chief Regional Judge for that duration, holding court in almost every county in the district during his tenure on the bench. Prior to his service to the Commonwealth, Judge Rice was a practicing attorney in the Ashland area and was influential in numerous civic and community events. As owner of Buena-Vista farm in the 1970s, Judge and Mrs. Rice opened their home to youth from all over the area and exposed them to horses and horse care that led to many fine horsemanship careers for some. Hundreds of students, youth to adult, passed through the horsemanship program and have remained in contact with the family over the years. Judge Rice was a member of the United States Army Air Corp. during World War II, taking training on the legendary Boeing B-17 bomber and was selected to serve as radio navigator on the highly classified Boeing B-29 Superfortress, which he flew until the end of the war in 1945. Although he and his crews did not see overseas service, they were selected to demonstrate the Superfortress to the public at air shows and other events to show the public how their war funds were being spent. While serving in the Air Corp., he was able to use some of his favorite talents as a musician, playing string bass and coronet with military units where he was stationed, as well as sessions with some of the great dance bands of the era. He remained an advocate of great music and was an avid flight enthusiast for the remainder of his days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann S. Rice, who was survived by her sister, Jean Modlin, brother-in-law, Philip Modlin; and brother, William Paul Stephenson and his wife Sherry Stephenson. He is survived by three children, Barbara Rice of Ashland, James E. Rice and his wife Dana and daughter Julianna of Lloyd, and Paul Rice and his wife Cathy and daughters Elizabeth and Mary of Grayson; cousins, Vicki Brightwell and Emeline Mayhew, both of Louisville, and Mrs. Evelyn Strobe of Columbus, Ohio; an aunt, Mrs. Ruth Meeks of Paintsville; and beloved friends, Joan and Anthony Arnett and family of Grayson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101, or the Kentucky Christian University School of Music, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Steen Funeral Home- Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland with Suffragen Bishop Elzy Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park with a military service to be performed by American Legion, Kenova Post No. 93. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Ashland,KY 6/17/2007 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
RICHMOND, Neva Jean (Ward)
1935-2007
Neva Jean Richmond, 72, of Springfield, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at home. She was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Clark Ward and Bessie Mable Haney Ward. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Earl Richmond; sons, Timothy E. Richmond, Mark Galen Richmond and Todd Anthony Richmond; daughters, Brenda Sue Campbell and Pamela Wade; brother, Randall C. Ward; sister, Janet Holsinger; and four grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Henry Ward officiating and interment in Omega Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 6/29/07 in the Portsmouth Daily Times Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
RIDDLE, Nancy (Shawver)
1917-20072007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Nancy Shawver Riddle, 90, of Paintsville, died Saturday, June 9, 2007 at her residence. Born April 22, 1917, in Logan County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late M.O. Shawver and C'Dilla Davis. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Riddle of Paintsville; a son, Donald R. Riddle of Paintsville; three daughters, Carol Pauley of Milton, W.Va., Roberta Dean of Huntington, W.Va., and Janice Temple of Abilene, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tom Harding officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Barboursville, W.Va., under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

  
ROSE, Elmer Gordon
1950-2007
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m. at the Concord Independent Church at Hager Hill, Ky., for Elmer Gordon Rose, 56, of Tomball, Texas, who passed away Saturday, June 23 2007. Mr. Rose was born Sept. 7, 1950 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late James Brady and Veneda Daniels Rose. He was a teacher with the Magnolia, Texas, school system. Surviving are two brothers, Paul Deaton of Staffordsville, Ky., and Steve Rose of Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.10 2007

   
ROSS, Norma Jewell (Sparks)
1919-2007
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Norma Jewell Sparks Ross, 88, of Blaine, died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born April 15, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John and Burtha Pack Sparks. She was a retired school teacher with the Johnson County Board of Education. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ross, in 2002. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Sue Ross Souther of Huntington; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Lonnie Terry, Teddy Hall and Jeff Blanton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.08 2007

  
SALYERS, Emma Marie (Hitchcock)
2007
 Emma Marie Salyers, 69, passed away June 3, 2007, at Grant Medical Center. She was the youngest child of Grant and Mintie Hitchcock of Paintsville, Ky. Survived by husband, Jack; daughter, Mintie; sisters, Margaret (Paul) Boyd and Mildred (James) Daniels; 55 nieces and nephews. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at COOK & SON-PALLAY FUNERAL HOME, 1631 Parsons Ave. Graveside service and interment 11 a.m. Friday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Columbus Ohio 6/6/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SKAGGS, Connie (Stepp)
1947-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Connie Skaggs, 59, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, June 3, 2007 at her residence. Born Aug. 1, 1947, in Martin County, she was a daughter of Ola and Laura Murphy Stepp. She was a manager with Joe's Carpet House. Survivors include her husband, Joe Skaggs of Lowmansville; four sons, Ernest Atwell of Lancaster, Ohio, Billy Atwell and Steve Skaggs, both of Ulysses, and Joe Skaggs of Lowmansville; three daughters, Audra Preece of Circleville, Ohio, Sheila Crabtree of Columbus, Ohio, and Tammie Dickson of Mt. Jilead, Tenn.; eight brothers, Glenn Muncy of Inez, Lonnie Muncy, James Stepp, Donnie Stepp and Chris Stepp, all of Columbus, Amos Muncy of Mt Gilead, Ohio, and Ola Stepp and Herbert Stepp, both of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Minnie Slaughter, Sylvia Tolliver, Reba Rathburn, and Darlene Levan, all of Columbus; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Terry Conley and George VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Skaggs- Young Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be after noon today, Wednesday, June 6, at the church. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.08 2007

   
SLOAN, Roberta (Fitzpatrick)
1921-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Roberta Fitzpatrick Sloan, 86, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, June 4, 2007 at Hospice House of Huntington, Huntington, W.Va. Born May 16, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William B. and Sylvania Handshoe Fitzpatrick. She was a homemaker, member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 50-year member of Eastern Star, and a Past Worthy Matron. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Sloan; two brothers, Amos Fitzpatrick and Doug Fitzpatrick; and three sisters, Virginia Fitzpatrick, Eva Hyden and Dora Reed. Survivors include three sons, David B. Sloan of Fort Mitchell, Doug Coburn of Robinson Creek, and Estel Eugene Coburn of Louisville; a daughter, Patricia Bowling of Stone Mountain, Ga.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 8, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Jerry Workman officiating. Eastern Star Service was Thursday, June 7, at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Miners Cemetery, Eastern, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.08 2007

  
SMITHERS, Danny Lee
1954-2007
Danny Lee Smithers, 52, of Salyersville died Monday, June 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 3, 1954, at Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of Richard Lee Smithers, and the late Jolene Adkins. He was a member of Cow Creek Church. Additional survivors include a son, Jesse Smithers; a daughter, Sherry Renea Smithers; three brothers, Eddie Dean Smithers of Salyersville, Jeffory Cliffood Smithers of Elkhorn and Lonnie Ray Smithers of Cincinnati; a sister, Angala Jo Slusher of Salyersville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 27, at Cow Creek Church with Lonnie Smithers and Douglas Slusher officiating. Burial was in Smithers Family Cemetery, Lick Branch Road, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.04 2007

    
STAFFORD, Crate Jr.
1935-2007
Crate Stafford, Jr., 71, of Meally, died Thursday, June 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 7, 1935, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Crate Stafford Sr. and Emma Lou May. He was a self-employed mechanic. Survivors include a son, David Stafford of Witchata, Kan.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John M. Wheeler officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
STAMBAUGH, Ollie Alice (Grim)
1921-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ollie Alice Grim Stambaugh, 85, of Paramount, Calif., died Sunday, June 10 2007. Born Oct. 17, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Paris and Malta Daniel Grim. Survivors include three sons, James Borders of Pico Rivers, Calif., Roger Stambaugh and Barry Stambaugh, both of Tutor Key; four daughters, Sheila Stambaugh Arisohn of Anniston, Ala., Delena Stambaugh of Fountain Valley, Calif., Harweeth Stambaugh Cinammon and Connie Patrick, both of Cummings, Ga.; a brother, Duel Grim of Sandusky, Ohio; three sisters, Katherine Green of Lexington, Sue Hendricks of Willisburg, and Minnie Lee Young of Long Beach, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 15, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with J.K. Caudill and Terry Conley officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.16 2007

  
TACKETT, John Wesley
1928-2007
John Wesley Tackett, 78, of Paintsville, died Monday, June 18, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 27, 1928, at Belcher, he was a son of the late Buell and Malvery Rowe Tackett. He was a transport truck driver. Survivors include two sons, John Osborne of Sciotoville, Ohio, and Ricky Allen Tackett of Flat Gap; a daughter, Penny McKenzie of Keaton; a brother, Granville Tackett of Tennessee; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, June 21, at Cold Springs United Methodist Church, Cantrells Creek, Flat Gap, with Elders Eulas Adams, Alan Fannin, and Rev. Paul Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun 27 2007

   
WALKER, Catherine ‘Cathy’ Elaine (George)
1958-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 7, 1 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel for Catherine “Cathy” Elaine George Walker, 49, who passed away Sunday, June 3 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Walker was born May 17, 1958 in Prestonsburg, Ky., daughter of Clyde E. George and Lois Adams. She was finance director with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Steve Stephens. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Dennis Eugene Walker of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Jessica S. (Scott) Walls of Prestonsburg; one son, Michael B. Stephens of Pres-tonsburg; one step-daughter, Beth Walker of Paris, Ky.; one step-son, Christopher Lee Wal-ker of Prestonsburg; one brother, Ted (Leann) George of Pres-tonsburg; grandmother, Alma Adams of Paintsville, Ky.; two grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew. The service was officiated by James Sherman, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.08 2007

    
WELLS, Denzil
1923-2007
Denzil Wells, 84, of Roan, Tenn, died Saturday, June 16, at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn. Born Jan. 7, 1923, in Pike County, he was a son of the late John Colvin Wells and Tessie Burke. He was an air conditioning tech with N.A. Rockwell and a U.S. Marine veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Gullett Wells, in 1990. Survivors include two sons, James Warren Wells of Roan Mt., Tenn., and William Denzil Wells of Clarksville, Tenn; a daughter, Doris Deana Wells Kirk of Westerville, Ohio; three sisters, Racine Howard of Paintsville, Grandalene McFaddin of Prestonsburg, and Doris McFaddin of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Military services were conducted by Auxier Chapter 18 D.A.V. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

   
WILLIAMS, Ellen Jean (Franklin)
1930-2007
Ellen Jean Franklin Williams, 77, of Paintsville, died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 9, 1930, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Eddie and Mildred Milam Franklin. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Richard B. Williams of Paintsville; a son, Eddie Williams of Paintsville; two brothers, Perry Martin Franklin of Columbus, Ohio, and Irvin Bryan Franklin of Staffordsville; three grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 26, at Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with James Buddy McKenzie and Southie Fannin Jr. officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2007

    
WIREMAN, Chalmer
1946-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Chalmer Wireman, 61, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 25, 1946, at Flatwoods, he was a son of the late Chester Wireman and Oma Shepherd Stone. He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer during the Vietnam era, was employed as a Kentucky State Trooper Post 9 Pikeville; Magoffin County sheriff; and as a carpenter in the Louisville Carpenter's Union # 1031. He was a member of Kentucky's Sheriff's Association, Magoffin County Muzzle Loaders Club, and Magoffin County DAV Chapter #15. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delmer Wireman. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Conley Wireman of Salyersville; a son, Matthew Chalmer Wireman of Salyersville; a daughter, Shayla Marie Sommervill of Hemit, Calif.; two step-sons, Christopher Cole of Salyersville, and Darby Cole of Beaver Dam; a step-daughter, Leigh Ann Hibbens of Havelock, N.C.; five brothers, Carl Wireman and Chester B. Wireman, both of Royalton, Clark Wireman of Gunlock, Jeff Wireman of Nicholsville, and Jesse Wireman of Harrodsburg; 10 sisters, Inez Jenkins of Pricey, Anita Bailey of Gapville, Maxine Simpson of Nicholsville, Marlene Howard of Royalton, Nadine Fraley of Van Lear, Josey Bailey and Jewel Young, both of Salyersville, Janice Green and Beth Chadwell, both of Winchester, and Patricia Morguson of Lexington; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 30, at Salyersville Grade School, Salyersville, with Revs. Manuel Minix and Greg Minix officiating. Military rites were conducted by Magoffin County Chapter 15 D.A.V. Burial was in Wireman Cemetery, Gunlock, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
WITTEN, Steven D.
1956-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 10, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Steven D. Witten, 51, of Warren, Mich., who passed away Tuesday, June 5. Mr. Witten was born Feb. 24, 1956 in Hazel Park, Mich., son of the late Dale Witten and Ellaween Hannah. Surviving are one daughter, Latoya Witten of Detroit, Mich; two brothers, Charles of Warren, Mich., and Fred Witten, of Brighton, Mich.; six sisters, Kim Witten of Nicholsville, Va., Francis Witten of Boons Camp, Ky., Dyrene Adkins, Linda Rostron, and Betty Walters, all of Warren, and Brenda Hering of Van Lear, Ky. The service was officiated by Carl Woods, with burial in the Witten Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.13 2007

   
WRIGHT, Willie
1933- 2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Willie Wright, 73, of Salyersville, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 27, 1933, in Morgan County, he was a son of the late James and Minnie Gilliam Wright. He was a pipe line heavy equipment operator. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Prudie Jean Cantrell Wright, in 1972. Survivors include two sons, Danny Wright of Frankfort, and James Wright of Thorn Hill, Tenn.; a daughter, Linda Caudill of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Ron Wright of Flemingsburg, Charles Wright and Lewis Wright, both of Paintsville; four sisters, Frozie Williams of Paintsville, Fronie Helton of Mine Fork, Christine Dunn of Springfield, Ohio, and Elsie Howard of Tipp City, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Mine Fork, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2007



JULY - 2007

ALLEN, Rosa (Francis)
Rosa Francis Allen, 87, of Salyersville, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 30, 1919, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late James and Julia Risner Francis. She was a homemaker and a member of Licking Valley United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Allen; two brothers, Chester Francis and Sylvester Francis; and sisters, Dora Helton and Lilly Risner, and several who died in infancy. Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Irene Stewart of Olive Hill, and Christine Allen of Salyersville; and a brother, Rufus Francis of Ashland. Funeral services were Sunday, July 22, at Licking Valley United Baptist Church, Pricey, with Kermit Gamble, Grant Hunley, Jackie Howard, and Robert Russell officiating. Burial was in Francis Family Cemetery, Old House Branch, Pricey, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
ALSOBROOKS, Robert  Sr.
1947-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Robert "Pete" Alsobrooks, Sr., 59, of Nippa, died Friday, July 13, 2007 at his residence. Born Aug. 16, 1947, at Sheffield, Ala., he was a son of the late Jimmy and Maddie McCormick Alsobrooks. He was a freight truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Adams "Corky" Alsobrooks of Nippa; two sons, Robert G. Alsobrooks, Jr., of Sheffield; and Michael King of Russellville; three daughters, Lisa Jarvis of Paintsville, Suellen Alsobrooks of Wittensville, and Belinda Gayle Alsobrooks of East Point; two sisters, Shirley Whitehead of Sheffield, and Sarah Alsobrooks of Florence; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 16, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Francis Rice officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

  
ARNETT, Warnie Jr.
1928-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Warnie Arnett Jr., 78, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 20, 1928, in Salyersville, he was a son of the late Warnie Sr. and Audie Allen Arnett. He was retired from General Motors, Dayton, Ohio, a member of Masonic Lodge #769 of Salyersville, and a member and researcher of the Magoffin County Historical Society. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth Arnett, Forrest Arnett, Russell Arnett and Arvil Arnett; and three sisters, Ethel Arnett, Amanda Arnett and Maxie Holbrook. Survivors include his wife, Louise Patton Arnett of Salyersville; a brother, Arbie Arnett of Salyersville; and a sister, Arcie Conley of Lancaster. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, July 27, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

    
BALDWIN, Mae (Burchett)
1927-2007
Services were held Monday, July 2, 11 a.m. at the the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home in Delaware, Ohio, for Mae Burchett Baldwin, 79, who passed away Thursday, July 6 at her residence. Mrs. Baldwin was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Alta Caudill and Willie Burchett. She was retired from Rich’s Food Packaging and a member of the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Joseph Thomas Baldwin; two sons, Randy (Lucy) and Allen (Bonita) Baldwin; two daughters, Sandra Murphy and Brenda (Mark) Marston; three sisters, Grace Caudill of Kilbourne, Ohio, Angeline Dearring of Gahanna, Ohio, and Gusta Bevins of Louisa, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and many brothers- and sisters- in-law, and nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by the Revs. Donnie Akers and Eddie Colgrove, with burial in the Green Mound Cemetery at Kilbourne. Arrangements under the direction of the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home of Delaware. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.06 2007

   
BALDWIN, Pricie Lou (Childers)
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, July 30, 11 a.m. at East Side Free Will Baptist Church at Thelma, Ky., for Pricie Lou Baldwin, 86, who passed away Saturday, July 28 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Baldwin was born March 25, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Tom and Nannie Mollette Childers. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Baldwin. Surviving are one brother, Martin Childers, and one sister, Agnis Butcher, both of Thelma; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The service was officiated by Harry Neal Frisby, with burial in the Childers Cemetery at Thelma. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.01 2007

  
BARTHOLOMEW, Helen Martyn (Wheeler)
2007
Helen Martyn Bartholomew, 80, widow of William Robert "Bob" Bartholomew, Lexington, died Sat, July 28, 2007. She was a retired executive assistant at the UK Medical Center. Born in Paintsville, KY, she was daughter of the late Martin and Lelia Maye Stafford Wheeler. She was a member of Woodland Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lelia/Lee (Robert) Ball, Lexington, a son, Michael (Kim Green) Bartholomew, Boyton Beach, FL, a sister, Sara Kay Williams, Nicholasville and 6 grandchildren, Emily (Matthew) Ballenger, Kacey and Darby Ball and Logan, Hannah and Evan Bartholomew. A graveside service will be conducted at 11am Fri at the Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville followed by a memorial service at Woodland Christian Church at 5pm Fri with Rev. William Kincaid, officiating. Contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Arrangements by W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland.  Lexington Kentucky 8/2/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BLAIR, Chester B.
1929-2007
Chester B. Blair, 78, long time resident of Enon, OH passed away July 16, 2007 in Dayton. He was born April 20, 1929 in Johnson County, KY to the late Walter Blair and Fanny (Spradlin) Williams. Chester was a member of the Local 18 Operating Engineers. He is survived by his wife of 55 ½ years, "Nina" Saraellen Blair, two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina and Gerald Shaw of Xenia, OH, Gwenna Blair of Fairborn, OH, a son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Julie Blair of Enon, OH, two sister, Mary Alice Jones and Nancy Ramey, a brother, Eldon Williams, five grandchildren; Alyssa, Carolyn, Christopher, Jeremy and Katie. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jean Bates and a brother, Winford Blair. Funeral Service will be conducted 11:00 am July 19, 2007 in ADKINS FUNERAL HOME, Enon, with Pastor Bill Vine officiating. Entombment will follow the service in Rose Hill Burial Park. Family and friends may visit 5-8pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Donations may be made to an Alzheimer's association of your choice. Submitted By Connie Spurlock

  
BLAIR, Jimmy
1929-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. at the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson, Ohio, for Jimmy Blair, 78, of Hilliard, Ohio, who passed away Monday, July 30 2007 at Doctors West Hospital. Mr. Blair was retired from Bartlett Tree Company after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bosier and Myrtie Salyers Blair; two sons, James and Joe Blair; three brothers, Thomas, Hebern and Ellis Blair; and two sisters, Christine Ziegler and Bernice May. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Blair of Hilliard; three daughters, Linda (Dick) Thompson of Gahanna, Ohio, Cheryl Sammons of North Lewisburg, Ohio, and Pamela Blair Bayes of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Roger Blair of North Lewisburg and Terry (Kim) Blair of Copperston, W.Va.; one sister, Tisha Hall of Huber Heights, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The service was officiated by Charles Smith, Junior Murray and Wayne Rigsby, with interment in the Plumwood Cemetery at Plumwood, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Tidd Funeral Home of Hilliard. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.08 2007

   
BLANKENSHIP, Phillip Ray
1961-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Phillip Ray Blankenship, 46, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 21, 1961, in Pike County, he was a son of the late Hiram Blankenship and Lacie Abshire. He was a truck driver. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Medrow, Kenneth, Larry and Davis Blankenship; and three sisters, Willa Mae Clevenger, Geraldine Chenault, and Evelyn Palmer. Survivors include his wife, June Bernard Blankenship of Paintsville; two sons, James Blankenship and Noah Blankenship, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Lacie Blankenship of Lancaster; four brothers, Randy Blankenship of North Carolina, Lionel Blankenship of Chino Valley, Ariz., Prentice Blankenship of Sacramento, Calif., and Walter Stone of Pikeville; three sisters, Sandra Martin of Washington, Lazelle Elkins and Lena Lou Dixon, both of Pikeville; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Lueenda Cemetery, Russell Springs, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Friday, July 6, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

  
BLANTON, Andrea Lynn (Crum)
1946-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Andrea Lynn Blanton, 61, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at her residence. Born May 17, 1946, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Elworth Wells Crum. She was a retired personnel director and member of Auxier United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gary E. and George Roy Crum. Survivors include her husband, Payne Blanton Jr.; a son, Michael Blanton of Oil Springs; a daughter, Dawn Hartman of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Charles K. Crum of Columbus, Ohio; and a sister, Carol Ann DeRossett of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Friday, July 13, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Garfield Potter officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

 
BRANHAM, Alice (Green)
1910-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, 7 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Alice Branham, 97, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Friday, July 13 2007 in Fairborn. Mrs. Branham was born May 20, 1910 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Enoch and Margaret Salyer Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Branham. Surviving are one son, Edcel Branham of Fairborn; one brother, Roman Green of Racine, Wisc.; one sister, Frona Spencer of Louisa, Ky.; and four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Green Cemetery at Stambaugh, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.18 2007

 
BUNCH, Orpha Mae (Van Hoose)
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, 2 p.m. at the Madison United Methodist Church in Madison, W.Va., for Orpha Mae Van Hoose Bunch, 86, of Madison, who passed away Friday, July 6 2007 at Boone Memorial Hospital in Madison. Mrs. Bunch was born in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Proctor and Rose Reed Van Hoose. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Bunch; four sisters, Maude McKenzie, Opal Ramey, Sybil Reed and Irene Van Hoose; one brother, Clarence Van Hoose; and one son-in-law, Johnny Griffin. She and her husband were owners and operators of Bunch Construction in Rock Creek, W.Va., and she was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Diana Rose Griffin of Huntington, W.Va., Elaine Bunch of Fairfax, Va., and Robin Bunch (Kevin) Bailey of Madison; one brother, Chester (Merle) Van Hoose of South Charleston, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends and loved ones. The service was officiated by Dr. Frank Fry, with burial in the Woodmere Memorial Park at Huntington, W.Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Handley Funeral Home of Danville, W.Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.11 2007

  
CONLEY, James Raymond
1923-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Raymond Conley, 83, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Friday, July 6 2007 at his residence. Mr. Conley was born Nov. 16, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Noah and Minnie Conley. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mahallie Tackett Conley. Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. The service was officiated by Jimmy O’Brian and James Blevins, with burial in the Conley Family Cemetery at Skaggstown, Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.11 2007

 
DAVIS, Brenda J. (Powers)
1951-2007
OHIO — Brenda J. Davis, 56, of Newcomerstown, Ohio, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at her residence. Born May 17, 1951, at Van Lear, she was a daughter of Ruby Griffith Powers and the late George Powers. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Powers; and a son, James A. Davis II. Additional survivors include her husband, Gary Preston of Newcomerstown; two sons, Eric Davis of East Point, and Aaron Davis of Lowmansville; three sisters, Neva Ferrell of Lake Como, Fla., Lavern McCluve of Navarre, Ohio, and Georjia Morsillett of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Darrell Powers, Mike Powers, both of Auxier, and Cecil Powers of Massillon, Ohio; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday, July 23, at her home with Rev. David Carroll officiating. A second memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday, July 27, at her brother, Darrell's residence, 5162 Ky. Rt. 321, Auxier. Interment will be in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
DAVIS, Randell Dewayne
2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Randall Dewayne Davis, 50, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at his residence. He was a son of the late Ivan and Dorothy Smith Davis. He was an automotive technician. Survivors include his wife, Lois Moore Davis of West Van Lear; three sons, Randall Davis Jr. and Joseph Spence, both of West Van Lear, and Garfield Spence Jr. of Paintsville; a daughter, Melissa A. Home of Louisa; two brothers, James K. Davis of Hager Hill, and Larry Davis of Nippa; two sisters, Linda Wiggins of Staffordsville, and Geneva Wiley of Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

 
DENNISON, Elizabeth Ann (Sparks)
1953-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elizabeth Ann Dennison, 54, of West Van Lear, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at her residence. Born Jan. 21, 1953, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James Nelson and Ruth Evelyn Spradlin Sparks. She was a counter worker with Hardee's. Survivors include two sons, Christopher Dennison of Hager Hill; Shawn Dennison of Inez; a brother, John Richard Sparks of Staffordsville; two sisters, Kathy Terry and Cindy Butcher, both of West Van Lear; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 23, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Curt Howard officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul 27 2007

  
FAIRCHILD, John Wayne
1940-2007
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for John Wayne Fairchild, 66, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Sunday, July 29 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. Mr. Fairchild was born Oct. 29, 1940 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Douglas Haig Fairchild and Mabel Ruth Lemaster. He was owner of a wrecker service. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Arnold Fairchild. Surviving are one son, John Wayne Fairchild II of Van Lear; one brother, James Bates Fairchild of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Alice Faye Rowe of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Roger Thornsbury, with burial in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.03 2007

    
FANNIN, Adaline (Reed)
1924-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, 11 a.m. at the Candy Run United Baptist Church for Adaline R. Fannin, 82, of Jackson, Ohio, who passed away Friday, July 27 2007 in Beaver, Ohio. Mrs. Fannin was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Lonza and Beulah Lemaster Reed. She was a school teacher and a member of the Candy Run United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Gerald David “Jerry” Fannin, and one brother, Arnold. Surviving are her husband, Gerald C. Fannin of Jackson; two sons, Roger (LaVonne) Fannin of Columbus, Ohio, and Paul Fannin of Jackson; five brothers, Herschel, Edward, Jimmy, Danny and Sammy; three sisters, Bonnie, Judy and Helen; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bro. Zane Murray and Elders David Thompson and Arvil Murray Jr., with burial in the Mountain Ridge Cemetery at Jackson. Arrangements under the direction of the Erwin- Dodson-Allen Funeral Home of Minford, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.03 2007

    
GULLETT, Willie
1915-2007
Willie Gullett, 92, of Raceland, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2007, in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Gullett was born March 10, 1915, in Paintsville, Ky., a son of the late Arthur and Rosie Dale Gullett. He was a retired coal miner and a World War II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Blanton Gullett; three daughters, Mamie Hatfield of Flatwoods, Ky., and Linda (Ralph) Bolt and Cora Butcher, both of Ashland, Ky.; two sons, James Gullett of Ashland and William Arthur (Lauren) Gullett of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Buddy Gullett of Prestonsburg, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, Teresa (Donny) Tingler, Luauna (Chris) Daniels, Chastity Butcher, Elizabeth Gullett, Olivia Gullett, Richard Hatfield, Chris Butcher, Jeremy Butcher, Aaron Bolt, Justin Bolt, Justin Gullett, Billy (Monica) Gullett, Alex Gullett and Jimmy Dale Hayes; and four great-grandchildren, Kaylee Butcher, Lexi Butcher, Emily Butcher and Mason Butcher. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Military graveside rites will be by Ironton VFW Post 8850 of Ironton, Ohio. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
HALL, Dr. Robert Ashley
1924-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dr. Robert Ashley Hall, 82, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dr. Paul B. and Blanche Ward Hall. He was a medical doctor surgeon and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include a son, Robbie Hall of Paintsville; a daughter, Katie Hall Malone of Paintsville; a brother, Jim Hall of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, July 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Hall Family Cemetery, Davis Branch, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. today, Friday, July 27, until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul B. Hall Scholarship fund by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul 27 2007

 
HAMPTON, Irene (Bailey)
1923-2007
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church in Wabash, Ind., for Irene Hampton, 84, of Wabash, who passed away Saturday, July 14 at Miller’s East in Wabash. Mrs. Hampton was born June 13, 1923 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late William and Kate Puckett Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Hampton, and two brothers and five sisters. She was retired from United Technologies. Surviving are two daughters, Chris (Frank) Barber of St. Joseph, Mo., and Kathy (Lee) Tackett of Wabash; one sister, Emogene Mahan of Wabash; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The service will be officiated by Pastor Tim Prater and the Rev. Bill Bowling, with burial following in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash. Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 18, 2007

  
HANEY, Wayne Douglas
1942-2007
SOUTH CAROLINA — Wayne Douglas Haney, 65, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Paintsville, died Monday, July 2 2007. Born Jan. 12, 1942, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Chester Lee Sr. and Marie Gullett Haney. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, twins Herman and Thurman Haney, Clifford Haney and Chester Haney Jr.; and a sister, Mabel Haney Blair. Survivors include his wife, Eleonore A. Kallweit "Lori" Haney of Columbia; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Phillips of Columbia, Anita Lee Tyndale of Lexington and Linda Marie Heiler of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Wayne Douglas Haney Jr. of Columbia; four brothers, Everett Allen Haney, James Chris Haney and Thomas Scott Haney, all of Paintsville, and Robert Steven Haney of Leander; three sisters, Mary Catherine Haney of Hager Hill, Rebecca Ann Warnock of Thelma and Ginger Genene Litteral of Paintsville; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
HARRISON, Billie P. (Rice)
1928-2007
TROY - OHIO Billie P. Harrison, 79, Troy, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born June 7, 1928, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late John J. Rice. Billie is survived by her husband of 62 years, T.L. Chick Harrison, they were married July 14, 1945; one son, Mark Aaron Harrison of Troy; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Raelan Schweinefus; one brother Marvin Rice; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John J. and stepmother Eva Rice; two sisters, Lathana Crum and Jean Edmisten. Mrs. Harrison was a 1946 graduate of Portsmouth High School and a member of Mabert Road Baptist Church of Portsmouth. She retired from BFGoodrich in 1989. Private family graveside services were at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Franklin Furnace. Contributions can be sent to Partners In Hope, 116 W. Franklin St., Troy, OH 45373 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Published: 7/25/2007



HOLBROOK, Ivory Faye (Skaggs)
1940-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, 2 p.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church for Ivory Faye Holbrook, 67, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Sunday, July 29 2007 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Holbrook was born April 2, 1940 in Lawrence County, Ky., daughter of the late Leonard and Esta Lewis Skaggs. Surviving are her husband, Clayton Holbrook of Flat Gap; four daughters, Connie Auxier and Dyan Auxier, both of Red Bush, Debra Casey of Paintsville, Ky., and Esta Burchett of Flat Gap; two brothers, Kenneth Skaggs of Tennessee and Joe Skaggs of Indiana; two sisters, Margaret Holbrook of Tennessee and Ruth Stinson of Flat Gap; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul E. Keaton and Gerald Fyffe, with burial in the Auxier-Holbrook Cemetery at Red Bush. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.01 2007

   
HOLBROOK, Martha
2007
HOLBROOK SISTER AGNES MARTHA, SCN, 91, a native of Van Lear, KY, died at Nazareth Home Sunday, July 1, 2007. She had been a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years. Sister Agnes Martha served in the apostolate of health care as a registered nurse in Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama. In Ohio Sister served in Nursing Service at Mercy Hospital, Mount Vernon, OH from 1943-51. In Kentucky Sister served at SS. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital from 1951-52; in Nazareth Infirmary, Nazareth, KY from 1952-54; at Marymount Hospital, London, KY as Nursing Supervisor from 1968-76; at Nazareth Home as Coordinator of Patient Care from 1976-1990. In Alabama Sister served in Nursing Service at Holy Family Hospital, Ensley, from 1954-62, and as Administrator there from 1962-68. Sister lived at Russell Hall, Nazareth, Kentucky and served in the Apostolate of Prayer from 1990-2000; she was a resident at the Motherhouse from 2000-2004, and became a permanent resident at Nazareth Home in March 2004 where she remained until her death. Survivors include two sisters, Mollie Griffith of Winchester, KY, and Blanche Blanton of Paintsville, KY, and her Sisters in the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nazareth Home. Burial will be in Nazareth Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 9:30- 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, at Nazareth Home and after 2:30 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth. At the request of the family, there will be a visitation in St. Vincent Church from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the burial service in Nazareth Cemetery. A short prayer service will be held in St. Vincent Church prior to the burial service in the cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville. Memorials may be made to: SCN Missions, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048. Published in The Courier-Journal on 7/2/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
KING, Oval
1935-2007
Oval King, 72, of Wabash, Indiana, died Friday, July 13, 2007 at 4:10PM at his home. He was born April 12, 1935 in Van Lear, Kentucky, to Edmon and Goldie (Butcher) King. Oval was a truck driver for over 40 years driving for Brown Trucking of Wabash, DRP Trucking, and Fearnow Trucking. He received several safe driving awards and was honored for driving more than 3 million miles without an accident. He was a member of Wabash VFW Post 286 and a longtime member of Wabash Eagles. Oval was a veteran of the US Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his three sons, Brady (Tiffanie) King of Wabash, Ted (Kathy) Rife of Wabash, and Frank (Melissa) Rife of Fort Wayne; his daughter, Joann King of Osaka, Japan; three grandchildren, Quentin Rife of Wabash, David Rife and Maria Rife, both of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Edmon King, Jr. and Chester (Clara) King, both of Wabash; four sisters, Mazie (Lewie) Jamerson of Homosassa Springs, Florida, Martha (Valon) Dillingham and Patricia (Dennis) Shoemaker, both of Wabash, and Laura Brown of Indianapolis; and his companion, Lucille Daniels of Wabash. He was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Rife, and 3 brothers, Johnny King, Elbert King, and James King. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 2:00PM with Pastor Robert Pefley officiating. Burial be at a later date in Falls Cemetery. Friends may call 12-2PM, Tuesday, July 17 at the funeral home. Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
LEWIS, Warren A.
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 1 p.m. at the Mayflower Unity Baptist Church for Warren A. Lewis, 86, of Williamsport, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, July 11 at his residence. Mr. Lewis was born March 23, 1921 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Irvin and Cora Stratton Lewis. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Surviving are his wife, Bernetta Gibson Lewis of Williamsport; four sons, John and Steve (Judy) Lewis, both of Pikeville, Ky., and James I. (Bootie) Lewis and Warren A. Lewis Jr., both of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Annette (Glen) Owens Lewis; three brothers and five sisters; and two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and 12 great-step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Tim McClanahan and others, with burial in the Henry Taylor Cemetery at Brushy, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Lucas and Son Funeral Home of Pikeville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.20 2007

   
MCKENZIE, Darlene (LeMaster)
1949-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Darlene LeMaster McKenzie, 57, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, July 26, 2007 at her residence. Born Oct. 12, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Plennie and Anna Tackett LeMaster. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jerry K. McKenzie of Staffordsville; two sons, Jerry Keith McKenzie of Madisonville, and Todd McKenzie of Fort Campbell; and two daughters, Susannah Hackworth of Prestonsburg, and Sarah McKenzie of Staffordsville; two brothers, Garland LeMaster of Staffordsville and Johnnie LeMaster of Ashland; five sisters, Lillian Butcher of Denver, Colo., Grace Cocharan of Fairborne, Ohio, Roberta McCarty of Staffordsville, Irene Auxier of Red Bush, and Jo Ann Blanton of Paintsville; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 29, at Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. J.R. Conley and Chad Blair officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.01 2007

    
MCKENZIE, James Harry
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Harry McKenzie, 78, of Thetford, Mich., died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Mich. Born Nov. 12, 1928, he was a son of the late Charley and Mausie Cantrell McKenzie. He was a truck driver. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Joann McKenzie; two brothers, Elmon McKenzie of Sunbury, Ohio and Hubert McKenzie of Nevada; three sisters, Mabel Cantrell of Flat Gap, Martha Blair of Delaware, Ohio and Barbara Johnson of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 14, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders Sammy Reed and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

       
NEWSOM, George
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — George Newsom, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Paintsville, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. Born May 1, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jarvie and Nancy Jane Engle Newsom. He was a self-employed coal operator and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Bentley Newsom, in 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Newsom Rudolph, PhD, of Knoxville. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 10, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

 
PARSONS, Ora
1926-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ora Parsons, 81, of Meally, died Sunday, July 8, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 24, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Coger and Mary Wicker Parsons. He was a grader operator with Adams Construction, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Meally Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Neva Baldridge Parsons of Meally; two daughters, Patricia Johnson of Williamsport and Teresa Butcher of Meally; two sisters, Catherine Delong of Charleston, S.C. and Imogene Himes of Huber Heights, Ohio; and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Meally Church of Christ with Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, July 11, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday, July 12, at the church. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

  
PENNINGTON, Myrtle (Hamilton)
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY —Myrtle Hamilton Pennington, 78, of Flat Gap, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at Kentucky River Medical Center, Jackson. Born Aug. 29, 1928, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late John Clinton and Rosa Helton Hamilton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Pennington, in 2002; and a daughter, Brenda Cantrell. Survivors include two sons, Tim Pennington of Jackson, and Kenny Pennington of Hager Hill; two daughters, Kathy Fyffe and Sandra Osborne, both of Flat Gap; a sister, Tellie Hamilton of Mansfield, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, July 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in Pennington Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
PRESTON, Lois (Stiles)
1922-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lois Preston 85, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born Jan. 11, 1922, at Kirksville, Mo., she was a daughter of the late Everett and Alta Mae Findling Stiles. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Preston, in 1981. Survivors include three sons, Larry Preston of Ypsilanti, Mich., Paul Preston of Wheelwright, and Jeff Preston of Worthington; three daughters, Brenda Blevins of Boons Camp, Glenda Keene of Milan, Mich., and Arlene Butcher of Meally; a brother, Floyd Stiles of Iowa; a sister, Patsy Stiles of Quincy, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 31, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.01 2007

   
RATLIFF, Clarence
1927-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Clarence Ratliff, 80, of Wyandotte, Mich., died Sunday, July 8, at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte. Born Feb. 11, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Herman and Alka Fairchild Ratliff. He was a gasket company maintenance employee and a veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Ratliff, in 1959. Survivors include three sons, Clarence Ratliff Jr. of Thealka, Elliott Martin Ratliff and Clark Ratliff, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; two daughters, Judy Carol Ratliff of Florida, and Vicki Ratliff Napier of North Carolina; two brothers, Willie Marion Ratliff and Herman Ray Ratliff, both of Staffordsville; three sisters, Barbara Moore of Portsmouth, Va., Betty Stallard of Coeburn, Va., and Bonnie Ratliff of Paintsville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, July 13, at Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Richard Williams and Buddy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
RATLIFF, Dwight D.
1957-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church for Dwight D. Ratliff, 49, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 30 2007. Mr. Ratliff was born Sept. 8, 1957 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Neva Centers Ratliff and the late Robert Ratliff. Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Christopher Brian Ratliff of Paintsville, Ky., Todd Ratliff of Hager Hill, and Bryce Ratliff of Auxier, Ky.; one brother, Malcolm Ratliff of West Van Lear, Ky.; and two sisters, Sandra Kay Burchett and Tonwia Delorice Murray, both of Hager Hill. The service will be officiated by Charles Heater and Richard Williams, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.03 2007

    
RATLIFF, James Gregory
1951-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — James Gregory Ratliff, 56, of Sitka, formerly of Langley, died Monday, July 23, 2007 at his residence. Born June 19, 1951, in Martin, he was a son of the late Jimmy and Ruby Jewell Jones Ratliff. He was a retired parts clerk with Elkhorn Industrial, a member and past master of John W. Hall Masonic Lodge F & AM 950, 32 Degree Mason, Past District Deputy Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Kentucky. He was a charter member of Hadassah Chapter 575, Order of Eastern Star, where he was past patron, Past Deputy Patron, District 5, a member of the Olieka Shrine, drove the bus for the Shriner's Children's Hospital and was involved with the Shriner's Circus. He was also a member of Hillbilly Clan #31, Outhouse 2, and a member of Maystown Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include two brothers, Charlie Ratliff of Sitka and Brian Ratliff of Martin; and three sisters, Reka Wood of Langley, Reba Yeary of Dwale and Karen Akers of Sitka. Funeral services were Thursday, July 26, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Rev. Jerry Manns officiating. Masonic services were Wednesday, July 25, at the funeral home. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Langley, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul 27 2007

  
ROBINSON, Shirley ((Hannah)
1914-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville, Ohio, for Shirley Robinson, 92, of West Jefferson, Ohio, who passed away Friday, July 20 at Arbors West in West Jefferson. Mrs. Robinson was born Sept. 29, 1914 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Walter and Vernie Rivers Hannah. She was a homemaker and attended Rubyville Community Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Robinson; one infant daughter, Deborah Kay Robinson; one great-grandson, Ryan Crabtree; one brother, Myron T. Hannah; and two sisters, Luria Ratliff and Ada Spencer. Surviving are three sons, Edward “Jimmy” (Mary) Robinson of Lucasville, Verlie (Carolyn) Robinson of Bakersfield, Calif., and Eugene (Teresa) Robinson of Galloway, Ohio; two daughters, Ruth (Thomas) Spencer and Freda (Jim) Barkley, both of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Marvin (Irsle) Hannah of Johnson County, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Calvin Ray Evans, with burial in the Scioto Burial Park in Lucasville. Arrangements under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home of Lucasville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.25 2007

   

SPEARS, Bessie (Stapleton)
1925-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Bessie Spears, 82, of Springfield, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, July 28 at Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield. Mrs. Spears was born March 5, 1925 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Marion and Mint Cooper Stapleton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Spears, and five brothers and one sister. Surviving are two sons, David H. (Jean) Spears of Urbana, Ohio, and Roger J. (Caren) Spears of London, Ohio; three sisters, Marie Rice of Hager Hill, Ky., Hattie Rice of Tipp City, Ohio, and Mary Grace Spears of Hager Hill; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Clarence LeMaster, 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 Aug.01 2007

   
SPEARS, Justine (Wilson)
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Justine Spears, 78, of Paintsville, died Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 28, 1928, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late A.C. Wilson and Leona Sizemore. Survivors include her husband, Carl Douglas Spears of Paintsville; two sons, Carl Douglas Spears Jr. of Kannapolis, N.C. and Monty Timothy Spears of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Penny Sue Gasparac of Lanexa, Va. and Linda Barker of Thelma; three sisters, Ruthie Burkett of Dayton, Ohio, Anna Biathi of Florida, and Dukie Moses of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 31, at First Freewill Baptist Church of Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.01 2007

  
SNYDER, Alice (Moore)
1938-2007
Alice Moore Snyder, age 69, of Delaware, OH died July 12, 2007, after a courageous fight with cancer. Born May 2, 1938, in Paintsville, KY to the late Frank and Goldie (Hamilton) Moore. Alice was a loving and caring person who loved to cook, take care of people and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren who were the apples of her eye. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, fishing and crocheting. She also loved her canine companion, Crickett. She leaves behind her beloved husband of almost 54 years: George Snyder; they were married October 4, 1953, in Jackson. George was her caregiver, hero and love of her life. She is also survived by her sons, Jim of Tacoma, WA and Rick of Delaware of whom she was very proud of and loved very much; daughters-in-law, Karen and Yanbin, who are like her own daughters; grandchildren, Jimmy, Josh and Jessica, and expected granddaughter, the apples of her eye- "Grandma will always love you!". I know that all of you will take care of Dad when I am gone; sister, Jean (Ron) Stiffler; and brother, Thurman (Marilyn) Moore, all of Jackson, OH; many special nieces, nephews and loved ones, including a special girl, Molly, who Alice took care of for several years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her precious brother Paul Moore. Friends may call July 15, 2007 2-5 p.m. DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 75 W. William Street (SR 36), Delaware, OH and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. service July 16, 2007 officiated by Pastor Ronnie White. Interment Cheshire Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

  
STEPHENS, Kathline
1932-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kathline Stephens, 75, of Salyersville, died Monday, July 9, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 28, 1932, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Troy and Roxie Holbrook Stephens. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Stephens; and four sisters, Delphia Roark, Dice Klieber, Zelphia Roark, and Letha Cole. Survivors include two sons William Coffey of Salyersville and Douglas Coffey of Michigan; a daughter, Mary Minix of Salyersville; a brother, Arthur Stephens of Western; a sister, Maxine Stephens of Salyersville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, July 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Willard Holliday officiating. Burial will be in Duey Adams Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jul.13 2007

   
STEVENS, Alice Jean (McKenzie)
1929-2007
Alice Jean Stevens, 78, of Flatwoods, Ky., died July 9, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Stevens was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Johnson County, Ky., a daughter of the late William and Josi Litteral McKenzie. In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Stevens, and a grandchild, Devon Stevens. She was a retired assembly worker with Chrysler Corp. She attended Russell Christian Church and was a member of the Flatwoods Woman’s Club. She was a Kentucky colonel. Surviving are sons James Cantrell of Flatwoods, Larry Cantrell of Palm Beach, Fla., Homer Stevens Jr. (Peggy) of Hope, Mich., and David Stevens (Marilynn) of Pinckney, Mich.; a daughter, Sharon Walter of Flatwoods; five grandchildren, William “Bill” Walter, Autumn Walter, Robert Stevens Sr., Janice J. Stevens and Melissa Cantrell; five great-grandchildren; and close family friends Betty Castillo and her three children, Tate and Lea Haywood and Mark Grow. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by the Rev. John Brown. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12 at the funeral home. Daily Independent of Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
TODD, William Edward
1932-2007
William Edward Todd, 74 of Orlando, FL, formerly of Fairborn, OH passed away July 17, 2007, in Orlando Hospital East. William was born October 24, 1932, in Paintsville, KY. Survivors include his children; daughters, Linda Sue (Todd) Doyle, Springfield, OH and Judith Ann (Todd) Wolf, Los Angeles, CA; sons, William Douglas Todd, Kenton, OH, Ricky Allen Todd, Orlando, FL, and William Edward Todd, Jr., Dayton, OH; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. July 23, 2007, from the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, OH with Rev. Clyde Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Byron Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to time of services in the funeral home.XENIA OHIO 7/21/07

   
TOWNSEND, Joane (Daniel)
2007
VIRGINIA — Joane Daniel Townsend, 83, died Wednesday, July 18 2007. Born in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late George and Alma Daniel. She attended Oil Springs and Paintsville High schools. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Macy L. Townsend Jr.; and a sister, Doris Daniel Hackney. Survivors include a son, Anthony Townsend; a sister, Brenda Lemaster of Williamsburg, Va.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, July 21, at Parklawn Funeral Home, Hampton, Va. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News Jul 2007


   
VANHOOSE, James Arthur
1931-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Arthur VanHoose, 75, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Bourbon Community Hospital. Born Dec. 28, 1931, at Thealka, he was a son of the late James Arthur VanHoose Sr. and Dixie Mae McKenzie VanHoose Castle. He was a graduate of Johnson County Schools, a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, former owner and operator of VanHoose Steak House, founder of the Meteer School and organized the annual VanHoose Golf Tournament to benefit the school. He was named Citizen of the Year in 1979 and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, George VanHoose and Bruce VanHoose. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Pridemore VanHoose; a son, Tracy Hunley of Cynthiana; a sister, Emma Mullins of Ashland; a brother, Billy Joe VanHoose of Waverly, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, July 13, at Paris Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Sylvester Sander officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Lexington, and Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

  
VANHOOSE, Nida Gail
2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Nida Gail VanHoose of Paintsville died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Ella Belle Ackers Moore. She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard VanHoose. Survivors include her husband, Joe Howard VanHoose of Paintsville; two sons, Thomas VanHoose of Lexington, and Harry VanHoose of Paintsville; a stepson, Joey VanHoose of Paintsville; a sister, Ella Rose Reavis of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and three brothers, Tommy Moore of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert Moore and Kelly Moore, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Sunday, July 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
WARD, Bessie (Adams)
1913-2007
ARIZONA — Bessie Ward, 93, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., formerly of Van Lear, died Tuesday, July 17, at her residence. Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Phonzo and Mallie Selvage Adams. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion Ward, in 1964. Survivors include a son, Buddy Ward of Van Lear; a daughter, Darlene Wills of Gold Canyon; a sister, Ann Robinson of Ashland; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Ward Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul 2007

   
WILSON, John
1937-2007
John Wilson, 70, of Van Lear, Ky., died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at a Russell, Ky., hospital. He was born April 3, 1937, in Rushtown, a son of the late Russell F. Wilson and Millie Irene Conkel Wilson. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sue Wilson; sons, Richard E. Wilson, John F. Wilson and Tracey Smiley; daughters, Mary C. Atwood, Jacqueline, and Johnna Maynard; brothers, Tom Wilson, Russell Wilson and Duane Wilson; sisters, Vivian Dempsey, Martha Arklin and Mary Copas; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church in Denver, Ky., with Robert Collins and Bill Campbell officiating and interment in Davidson Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. at Phelps and Son Funeral Home in Hager Hill, Ky. 7/6/07 Portsmouth Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



AUGUST - 2007
ARROWOOD, James A.
1946-2007
James A. Arrowood, age 60, a resident of Miami Twp., passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at his residence. Jim was born in Paintsville, KY on October 22, 1946 to the late Clyde and Gertrude (Fraley) Arrowood. He is survived by his wife, Pat (Sutter); 1 daughter, Julie (Chris) Nijak of Miamisburg; 2 grandsons, Nick Phillabaum and Jacob Nijak and was anticipating the birth of his third grandson in December; 2 brothers, Richard (Lela) Arrowood of TN and Bob (Janet) Arrowood of West Carrollton. He was the best friend of Misti, Hogan and Callie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, was a member of the V.F.W. and Moose Lodge. He had retired from General Motors after 38 years of service. Funeral services will be held 7 PM Friday, August 31, 2007 from the GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE FUNERAL HOME, 508 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 PM until time of services on Friday. He is now with our beloved Kati. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in his memory to your favorite animal shelter or Humane Society. Dayton Ohio 8/30/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BLAIR, Melba (Blair)
1918-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Melba Blair, 88, of Denver, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 4 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Blair was born Dec. 9, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Crate and Jeanette Williams Blair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Heburn Blair; her daughter, Leatrice Jo Blair; and one grandson. Surviving are two sons, Heburn Manis (Carolyn) Blair of Paintsville, Ky., and Davis Elwood (Wilma) Blair of Denver; and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Colvin, Rutherford Blair and Doug Ward, with burial in the Sam Blair Cemetery on Upper Twin Branch at Denver. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.08 2007

   
BLANTON, Mary Elizabeth (Meade)
1917-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. at the Litteral Fork United Baptist Church in Salyersville, Ky., for Mary Elizabeth Blanton, 89, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Blanton was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Georgie and Martha Williams Meade. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Blanton. Surviving are one son, Charles Edward Blanton of Troy, Ohio; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Blanton Wheeler of Salyersville; two sisters, Alka Frazier of Paintsville and Ruby Lee Blanton of Staffordsville, Ky.; and four grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Buster Blanton, with burial following in the F.M. Blanton Cemetery on Tick Lick in Magoffin County, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.10 2007

   
BROWNING, Anna Mae (Smith)
1935-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Anna Mae Smith Browning, 78, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 19. Mrs. Browning was born Dec. 25, 1935 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Sam and Grace Smith. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Browning Jr.  Surviving are three brothers, Carl Smith of Flat Gap, James Allen Smith of Wabash, Ind., and Dennis Smith of Marion, Ind. The service was officiated by Venny VanHoose, with burial in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Logan, W.Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

   
BUNDREN, Christine (Hall)
1952-2007
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Christine Hall Bundern, 55, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. Mrs. Bundern was born July 18, 1952, daughter of Cebert and Doreen Jarrells of East Point. She was a salesperson in retail sales. She was preceded in death by one son, Scottie Hall. Surviving are her husband, Michael Bundren of East Point; two daughters, Dawn Marie Fortich of Knoxville, Tenn., and Misty Gates of Story City, Iowa; two sisters, Jackie Stepp of Circleville, Ohio and Carol Blackburn of London, Ohio; one brother, Keith Jarrells of Tiffin, Ohio; and five grandchildren. The service was officiated by Paul Aiken, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

   
BURCHETT,  Betty Jo (Trimble)
2007
Betty Jo Burchett, 75, of Eastwood, passed away Sunday, August 12, at Baptist Hospital East. She was a native of Johnson County, Ky., and a member of Flat Gap Baptist Church in Flat Gap, Ky. She formerly worked at Central State Hospital, and retired in 1992 from Rice Audubon. She graduated from Flat Gap High School, Class of 1952, and Mayo State Vocational School. She was a member of Kentucky Public Retirees, a Kentucky Colonel, and loved researching family genealogy. She was a very special person and will be missed by family and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rexford R. and Bertha Blanton Trimble; a brother, Rexford R. Trimble Jr., and a sister, Victoria A. Allen. She is survived by a daughter, Vicky (Dwight) Cischke; one son, David (Sally) Burchett; two grandchildren, Brian Burchett and Adam Cischke; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Martha (O.D.) Williams of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, John H. (Ruth) Trimble of Ashland, Ky; and one niece and three nephews. The family would like to thank Presbyterian Homes of Louisville for the care she received. Visitation was held 2 p.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Paintsville Funeral Home, with funeral services Wednesday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery at Stone Coal. Pall bearers were David Burchett, Brian Burchett, Dan Boone, Dwight Cischke, Adam Cischke, Ralph Spriggs, George Spriggs and John Williams. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.17 2007

   
BURTON, Thelma (Burton)
1920-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Thelma Burton, 87, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 27, 1920, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Leona Stephens Burton. She was a member of Kernie United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roland Burton; four brothers, Orville, Wayne, Oria and Lucian Burton; and a sister, Ella Allen. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Roark of Salyersville; two sisters, Carrie Mae Burton and Catherine Adams, both of Salyersville; one grandson; two step- grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Revs. Donovan Finch, Russell Dingus, and Mike McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery, Left Hand Fork of Johnson Fork, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Visitation will be all day today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, and anytime prior to services Thursday, Aug. 9, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.08 2007

    
BUTCHER, Wilma Jean
1933-2007
Wilma Jean (Neanie) 73, was carried to heaven on the wings of angels at 6:30pm on August 14, 2007 after years of failing health. She was born in the coal mining town of Van Lear, Kentucky, on December 4, 1933. She graduated from Meade Memorial High School, in Johnson County, Kentucky and Mayo Vocational School. She then married her high school sweetheart Wilbur, on February 27, 1954. She was employed at WPAFB until her family came along, and she later retired from Harts Family Center in 1980. Her many hobbies included bowling, gardening, coaching softball, crossword puzzles, and crocheting. She loved watching the birds and wildlife in her back yard, and UK Wildcats Basketball. She attended Fellowship Christian Church until her health prevented it. She leaves to cherish her memory Wilbur, her husband of 53 years; children Wilbur (Sue) Butcher III, of Wheatfield, Indiana, Vanessa Rice of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pam (Bill) Hawes, Melodye Raster, Beverly "Joanie" (Tim) Evans, and Kevin Butcher; all of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Effie Spradlin, Paintsville, Kentucky; brother-in-law Phillip (Katherine) Butcher of Shelby, Ohio; nephew Dick Whitacre of South Charleston; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends. She is the last of her family, being preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6pm to 8pm Thursday in THE JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. The funeral ceremony will be held at 2pm Friday in The Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Mausoleum. Her family would like to thank the ICU nurses at Community Hospital for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Lung Association. Springfield Ohio 8/16/2007.

    
CRACE, Dickie
1933-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Dickie Crace, 73, of Salyersville, died Friday, Aug. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 23, 1933, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Ben and Daisy Howard Crace. He was owner/operator of Craces Grocery, a member of Salyersivlle First Baptist Church, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hall. Survivors include his wife, Shelvia Jo Crace of Salyersville; two daughters, Selina Cole and Amy Crace, both of Salyersville; three sisters, Barbara Ann Arnett of Salyersville, Janet Sue Wiley of Cardington, Ohio, and Linda Fletcher of Edison, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Matthew Gullion and Charles Poe officiating. Military rites were conducted by DAV Chapter 15. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Aug 2007

   
EVANS, Fairel
1922-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home for Fairel Evans, 85, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Evans was born Feb. 7, 1922 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Proctor and Mary Sparks Evans. He was a member of the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Evans. Surviving are one son, Gary Evans of Greenwood, S.C.; one daughter, Bonnie McKenzie of Flat Gap; three brothers, Paul and Elwood Evans, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Ellis Evans of Louisa, Ky.; two sisters, Joy Wheeler of Fairborn, Ohio, and Imalee Franklin of Staffordsville, Ky.; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Elmer Burchell and Paul Dean Meade, with burial following in the Skaggs Town Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.03 2007

   
FRALEY, Georgene (Happenny)
1941-2007
Ms. Georgene Fraley, age 66, of Pine Knot, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky. Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, August 26, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pine Knot Cemetery with Greg Burdine officiating. Serving as pall bearers were Danny Flick, Larry Campbell, Bruce Butler, Colby Campbell, Morris Stephens and Craig Johnson. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, on June 14, 1941, the daughter of the late John “Jack” and Elva Happenny. Ms. Fraley was a retired Nursing Home Administrator, having worked in nursing homes all her adult life. She came to McCreary County in 1989 to open and manage the McCreary Health & Rehabilitation Center in Pine Knot. She had previously worked at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson, ky. for 15 years. She learned to love McCreary County and decided to make it home for her and her family. She received the outstanding nursing home administration award in 1971, and again in 2004, just before her retirement. Ms. Fraley was known for her outstanding leadership skills, her unselfish service and dedication to the families she served, as well as being a friend to the many employees that she supervised over the years. Surviving family include a daughter, Donna Jo Newman and granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Newman both of Pine Knot, a brother Paul Bryan Happenny of Henderson, Kentucky, and a sister Jackalene Happenny, of Kingsport, Tennessee. Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Submitted By: Paul Bryan Happenny - 2009

   
HACKWORTH, John E.Jr.
1925-2007
John E. Hackworth Jr., 81, of Cannonsburg, Ky., died Aug. 6, 2007, in King’s Daughters Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Hackworth was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Riceville, Ky., a son of the late John Elliott and Laura Wright Hackworth. In addition, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jack Hackworth and Phillip Carroll Hackworth; brothers Dewey, Virgil, Robert, Willard and Norman; and sisters Rushie and Fannie. He was a retired carpenter with Local 472, of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a member of El Hasa Shrine. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Faye Litteral Hackworth of Cannonsburg; a son, Fred (Karen) Hackworth of Ashland, Ky.; two daughters, Nancy (David) Douglas of Cannonsburg and Barbara (David) Shropshire of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren Kimberly (Mark) Robinette of Catlettsburg, Ky., Mike Hackworth of Phoenix and David Douglas of Lexington; and two great-grandchildren (his babies), Clay and Carli Robinette of Catlettsburg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. The funeral will be at noon Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Charles Stewart and Dr. Ronnie Mayes. Burial will be in Hackworth Family Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 93. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 8, 2007, at the funeral home.

   
HATFIELD, Joyce Faye (Powers)
1936-2007
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joyce Faye Powers Hatfield, 70, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Aug. 12 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Hatfield was born Aug. 20, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Roe McKinley and Hattie Craft Powers. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ora James Hatfield; two sons, Marton and Richard Hatfield; one daughter, Thelma Hatfield; and one brother and one sister. Surviving are four sons, James Ernest Hatfield of Hager Hill, Ky., Frank and Edward Earl Hatfield, both of Jeffersonville, Ky., and Clinton David Hatfield of Salyersville, Ky.; five daughters, Linda Lou Myers of North Manchester, Ind., Rita Faye Tackett of East Point, Ky., Donna Jean Johnson of Englewood, Fla., and Velma Gulitz and Wanda Ann Hatfield, both of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Loretta Blackburn and Helen Painter, both of Indiana; and 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bobby Joe Spencer, with burial in the Tackett Cemetery in Ed Tackett Hollow at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.15 2007

   
HOWARD, Viola (Tackett)
1952-2007
 Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Viola Howard, 54, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Friday, Aug. 17 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Ms. Howard was born Sept. 6, 1952 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late James and Maggie Reed Tackett McCloud.  Surviving are two sons, Eligah Joe Owens of Sitka and Ernest Anthony Vanhoose of Paintsville, Ky.; two daughters, Vernie Aileen Owens Cantrell and Carolyn Sue Howard, both of Sitka; one brother, David Tackett of Paintsville; three sisters, Juanita Vanhoose and Lora Priscilla Tackett, both of Paintsville, and Billie Jean Trimble of Ohio; and five grandchildren. The service was officiated by Roger Vanhoose, with burial in the Moses Preston Cemetery at Ulysses, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

    
JACKSON, Lola B.  (Montgomery)
1928-2007
 Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. at the Conroy Funeral Home for Lola B. Jackson, 79, of West Van Lear, Ky., formerly of Springfield, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1. Mrs. Jackson was born April 28, 1928 at Rockhouse, Ky., daughter of the late Burnie and Dora Howard Montgomery. She was a cabinet worker for Springfield Cabinet Works for a number of years. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John J. Jackson; one son, John J. Jackson; and four sisters and three brothers. Surviving are four daughters, Peggy (Hans) Leinasars of Springfield, Elizabeth (Gary) Carlisle and Sharon (Joe Kedge) McCauley of Kentucky, and Blossom (Douglas) Greene of South Charleston, Ohio; six sons, James (Kathy) Jackson of Springfield, Floyd (Linda) Jackson of Washington, Shawn (Cheryl) Jackson of South Charleston, Velden (Gwyn) Isaac, Mike (Katherine) Isaac of South Charleston, and Anthony (Michelle) McFadden of Springfield; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Jackson of Springfield; two sisters, Myrtle Helton of Salyers, Ky., and Julie Ratliff of Paintsville, Ky.; 34 grandchildren, and 28 great- grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, special cousins, and a special friend; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Arrangements under the direction of the Conroy Funeral Home of Springfield. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.03 2007

   
JENNINGS, Benny Lee
1948-2007
 Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m. at God’s House of Prayer for Benny Lee Jennings, 58, of Defiance, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 19. Mr. Jennings was born Oct. 13, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Marie Blanton Jennings and the late Henry E. Jennings. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Skaggs Jennings of Defiance; one son, Andrew Jennings of Warsaw, Ind.; three daughters, Tina Jennings of Payne, Ohio, Amanda Vance of Oakwood, Ohio, and Jessica Boundy of Paris Island, S.C.; two brothers, Jimmy Jennings of Sitka, Ky., and Michael Jennings of Elida, Ohio; three sisters, Bernice Lyons of Springboro, Ohio, Bonita Fuller of Naples, Fla., and Judy Howard of Morehead, Ky.; and six grandchildren. The service will be officiated by John Skaggs, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug 24 2007

   
KING, Willard
1940-2007
Willard “Bill” or “Buck” King, 67, of Ashland, husband of Sue King, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 25, 2007, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland following an extended illness. Bill was born May 21, 1940, in Johnson County, a son of the late Crate and Jenny Cawell King. He was a veteran, having served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps, a retired, self-employed plumber and excavator with King’s Plumbing, a member of Straight Creek Nazarene Church and a member of several gospel music groups including Light of Life Singers and Miracles of Mercy. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Pamela Sue King; four brothers, Richard King, Ray King, Carl King and Orville King; and two sisters, Julie May and Goldie Abdon. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eleanor Sue King; and four children, Debbie Barney and her husband, Kenny, of Greenbo, Bill King and his wife, Betty, of Morehead, Craig King and his wife, Lisa, of Ashland, and Becky Fannin and her husband, Donny, of Rush; two sisters, Florence Hannah of Paintsville and Doris Conley of Port Ritchie, Fla.; four grandchildren, Kendall, Joseph, Hon and Jordan; and three “adopted” grandchildren, Lisa, Erin and Angie. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Straight Creek Nazarene Church by the Revs. Harold Brown, Gary Salyers and Kenneth Reynolds. Burial will follow in Kirby Flats Cemetery in Ashland. Military services will be conducted by Kenova American Legion Post 93. Friends may call Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Straight Creek Nazarene Church and one hour before services Tuesday. Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood is in charge of arrangements.  Posted 8/26/2007 Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
LEMASTER, Willis
1932-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Willis Lemaster, 74, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Lemaster was born Oct. 12, 1932, son of the late Buell and Allie Pennington Lemaster. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Lemaster. Surviving are four sons, Michael, Robbie and Jimmy Lemaster, all of Flat Gap, and Scottie Lemaster of Warsaw, Ind.; one daughter, Janice Cantrell of West Liberty, Ky.; three brothers, Darell Lemaster of Oil Springs, and Wallace and Ellis Lemaster, both of Plain City, Ohio; four sisters, Martha Kimbleton of Staffordsville, Ky., Katheryn Cantrell of Flat Gap, Roxie Lemasters of Oil Springs, and Lennie Fowler of Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Paul E. Keaton, with burial following in the family cemetery in Oil Springs. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.17 2007

    
MAGGARD, Capt. Talmadge Patrick ‘Pat’
2007
Maggard Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, Va., for Talmadge Patrick “Pat” Maggard, 89, of Arlington, formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 25 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Mr. Maggard was born in Paintsville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Maggard. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. He graduated from Berea College in 1942, received his master’s degree from Harvard in 1956, and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He was also preceded in death by two siblings, Girlden Joseph and Clayton Maggard; and two children, Judy A. and Talmadge Patrick Maggard. Surviving are his wife, Helen Maggard of Arlington; and many nephews and a circle of friends.  Arrangements under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

    
MCKENZIE, William Eugene
1932-2007
William Eugene “Bill” McKenzie of Catlettsburg, surrounded in the love of his family, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Bill was 75 years of age, born June 26, 1932, at Staffordsville, a son of the late Forrest and Mary Stapleton McKenzie. He served honorably during the Korean War with the U.S. Army, was a crane operator for 33 years with Mansbach Metal Co. and a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. One of the things Bill loved most was gardening. Surviving is his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Christine Caudill McKenzie; a son, Philip Wade McKenzie of Catlettsburg; a daughter, Tina Ann Robertson, her husband Danny, of Catlettsburg; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Smith McKenzie of Ashland; and three precious grandchildren, Will McKenzie, Cody Joe Robertson and Megan Breann Robertson. Preceding is a son, William E. McKenzie, Jr.; three brothers, Forrest McKenzie, Jr., Charles McKenzie, Robert Joseph McKenzie; four sisters, Ada Rouland, Gertrude Smith, Gladys Fitzpatrick and Merlia Mae McGuire. A funeral service for Bill McKenzie will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Charles Bush will offer words of inspiration. Interment to follow at Ashland Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Posted 8/19/2007 Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
MOLLETTE, Gene Douglas
1937-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gene Douglas Mollette, 70, of Thelma, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 11 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Mollette was born March, 25, 1937 in Johnson County, Ky. He was a truck driver with the Department of Highways. He was also preceded in death by one son, William Thomas “Tommy” Mollette. Surviving are one son, Eddie Eugene Mollette of Boons Camp, Ky.; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Mollette of Salyersville, Ky.; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Teddy Preston, with burial in the Gene Mollette Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.15 2007

   
MURRAY, Billy Joe
1943-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel in Pikeville, Ky., for Billy Joe Murray, 64, of Pikeville, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville. Mr. Murray was born May 15, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late George and Mamie Clay Murray.  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Sue Howard Murray; one son, Shane (Carrie) Murray of Pikeville; one daughter, Cindy (Tony) Burgess of Stanville, Ky.; and three grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Sam Crawford, with burial following in the Annie E. Young Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug 24 2007

   
NELSON, Martha (Rife)
1943-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Martha Rife Nelson, 64, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Aug. 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 23, 1943, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Lula Brown Nelson. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Minix; two brothers, Ashland Brown and Buster Brown; three sisters, Fanny Bailey, Maggie Wireman, and Stella Nelson; and two grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Orville Rife of Oil Springs; a son, Ricky Rife of Salyersville; three daughters, Janice Bailey and Melissa Rife, both of Oil Springs, and Peggy Rife of Gunlock; a sister, Ollie Prator of Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Doug Auxier and Paul Hiner officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Visitation will be all day today, Wednesday, Aug. 15, and anytime prior to services Thursday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Aug 17 2007

    
PRATER, Franklin McFaddin "Job"
1942-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Franklin McFaddin "Job" Prater, 45, of Salyersville, died Friday, Aug. 3 2007. Born Feb. 6, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Roscoe Bossie Prater and Betty Puckett Prater. He was a pipefitter and a member of Salyersville First Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jared Prater. Survivors include his wife, Jenifer Marshall Prater of Salyersville; four sons, Zachary Joe Prater of Salyersville, Justin Prater, Jaimie Gibson, and Jason Gibson, all of Portsmouth, Ohio; a daughter, Samantha Rose Prater of Salyersville; a step- daughter, Regina Wisby of Georgetown; two brothers, Jeb. C. Prater and Jeremiah "Cody" Prater, both of Salyersville; three sisters, Bonnie Prater and Delta Braun, both of Ohio, and Arlene "Kitten" Coleman of Salyersville; and one step-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 6, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Mathew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Captain Powers Cemetery, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.08 2007

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PRESTON, Lora
1931-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lora Preston, 76, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Aug. 9 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Preston was born April 25, 1931 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Marion and Melinda Steele Preston. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by one grandson. Surviving are one son, Ronald Preston of Paintsville; four daughters, Linda Barnes and Karen Sluss, both of Paintsville, Frances Sue Miller of West Van Lear, Ky., and Sharon Brown of Van Lear, Ky.; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry Castle, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.15 2007

   
PRESTON, Raymond Bart
1920-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for Raymond Bart Preston, 86, of Henderson, Ky., formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Aug. 17 at his residence. Mr. Preston was born Aug. 25, 1920, son of the late Forest Jack and Maxie Sherman Preston. He was a businessman and philanthropist. He was also a WWII Navy veteran. He was proceeded in death by one brother, five sisters and one great-grandson. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Louise Paff of Henderson; four daughters, Vivian (Richard Daniel) Brigham of Madison, Wisc., Connie (Dave) Walaskay of Henderson, Charlotte (Gary) Critser of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Leigh Anne (Jeff) Preston of Louisville, Ky.; one son, Kent (Jennifer) Preston of Henderson; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dr. Beth Macke and Father Gordon Morrison, with burial in the Fernwood Cemetery. Military rites were performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40. Arrangements under the direction of the Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home of Henderson. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

    
RATLIFF, Leeland Randall
2007-2007
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Leeland Randall Ratliff, 7 weeks old, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 18 at his residence. Infant Ratliff was born June 20, 2007 in Floyd County, Ky., son of Brandon Ratliff and Sheena Clark. Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Steve and Ronnitta Clark of Sitka, Ky.; paternal grandparents, Lawrence “Shorty” and Debbie Ratliff of Tutor Key, Ky.; and great-grandparents, Marlene VanHoose of Paintsville, Geraldine Sears of Morehead, Ky., and Frank and Nancy Lemaster of Sitka. The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs and Tim Salyer, with burial in the Lemaster Family Cemetery at Sitka. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

   
SALYER, Clinton Jr.
1936-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Clinton Salyer Jr., 71, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 11 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Salyer was born May 27, 1936, son of the late Clinton and Vesta Rowland Salyer. He was a heavy equipment operator in the coal industry. Surviving are his wife, Christa Cantrell Salyer of Flat Gap; two sons, Jeff (Terri) Salyer of Safford, Ariz., and Mark (Ade) Salyer of Lexington, Ky; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by the Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Tim Salyer, with burial in the the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.15 2007

   
SCARBERRY, Ruby Jewell (Castle)
1930-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ruby Jewell Castle Scarberry, 76, of Nippa, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7 at her residence. Mrs. Scarberry was born Oct. 9, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Cleveland and Virgie Belle Saddler Castle. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Ellis Scarberry of Nippa; three sons, James Kenneth Scarberry of Loveland, Ohio, Larry Keith Scarberry of East Point, Ky., and Jerry Michael Scarberry of Prestonsburg, Ky.; six daughters, Linda Jewell Bentley, Deborah Lynn Heuser and Teresa Rose Burgess, all of Nippa, Brenda Sue Lemaster of Lowmansville, Ky., Karen Faye Salyer of Staffordsville, Ky., and Marsheila Gay Baldwin of Leander, Ky.; and 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Todd Scarberry and Buddy McKenzie, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.10 2007

   
SCHULZ, George Robert
1931-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel at Staffordsville, Ky., for George Robert Schulz, 76, of Palm Coast, Fla., who passed away Thursday, Aug. 16 at Ft. Washington Hospital in Ft. Washington, Ma. Mr. Schulz was born Feb. 25, 1931 in New York, son of the late John and Edna Hahn Schulz. He was an electronic technician with the U.S. government. Surviving are his wife, Martan Kelsey Schulz, and one brother-in-law, Bobby Jack Kelsey, and one sister-in-law, Jane Kelsey Salyer, both of Oil Springs, Ky. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

   
SKAGGS, Marjorie (Fyffe)
1920–2007
Marjorie Skaggs, 87, Wabash, died Aug. 15, 11:40 p.m., at Autumn Ridge (Americare) Healthcare Center, Wabash.  She was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Johnson County, Ky., to Parlie and Chloe (Skaggs) Fyffe.  She married Buell Skaggs Dec. 30, 1939, in Johnson County, Ky. She was a homemaker and beautician. She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God. Her faith in the Lord was evident to all who knew her.  She loved cooking, crocheting, needlepoint work and growing roses. She had lived in Wabash since 1949. She is survived by five children, Yevonne (Lee) Yoder, Tullahoma, Tenn.; Dale B. Skaggs, Sr., Fort Wayne; Dwayne J. Skaggs and Ralph (Teresa) Skaggs, both of Bluffton; Judy (Gary) Richcreek, Columbia, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren, and 20 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Carl E. Skaggs, who died in 1949, and Joe E. Skaggs, who died April 13, 2007; and one brother, Arbie Fyffe; one sister, Pauline Thompson; and one great-grandson, Dalton Gregory Gutmann-Skaggs. Services were held Aug. 18 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, which also handled arrangements. Pastor Rob Rensberger officiated.  Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Preferred memorials are to Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice. Wabash, Indiana August 21, 2007 Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
SPARKS, Russell B.
1928-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Russell B. Sparks, 79, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Aug. 9 at Hospice Care of Ashland in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Sparks was born July 20, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Estill and Clela Salyers Sparks. He was owner/operator of a service station and was an Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Sparks. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Persinger Sparks of Flat Gap; one son, Danny Sparks of Hager Hill, Ky.; two sisters, Hermalee Conley of Brookville, Ky., and Sybil Fyffe of Independence, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Harold Salyer and Don Barnett, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffords- ville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.17 2007


    
STAMBAUGH, Oneida (Castle)
1922-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Oneida Castle Stambaugh, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 18 2007. Born Dec. 1, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Minnie Murphy Castle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Stambaugh Jr.; and eight brothers, James F. Castle, Richard Castle, Russell Castle, Orville Castle, Raymond Castle, Wiliam E. Castle, Robert C. Castle, and Frances Castle. Survivors include two sons, Russell W. Stambaugh and Larry G. Stambaugh, both of Kansas City, Kansas; a daughter, Carlene J. Gainer of Kansas City; a brother, Homer Castle; a sister, Gracie Pack; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, with Paul Richards officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, under direction of Maple Hill Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Aug 2007

   
STEELE, Lolene (Rogers)
1921-2007
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, Ky., for Lolene Rogers Steele, 85, of Sitka, Ky., formerly of Cherokee, Ky., who passed away Monday, Aug. 20. Mrs. Steele was born Oct. 31, 1921, at Cherokee, daughter of the late Forest and Elta Houck Rogers. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Steele. Surviving are one daughter, Shellia Diane Daniel of Sitka; one son, Bobby Jason Steele of Trinidad, Colo.; three sisters, Lula Mae Ison of Texas, Mabel Fyffe of Cannonsburg, Ky., and Frances Thompson of Lithopolis, Ohio; one brother, Herbert Rogers of Winterhaven, Fla.; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Roger Ross, with burial in the Rogers Cemetery at Cherokee. Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

    
TACKETT, Edgar
1927-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Edgar Tackett, 80, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007 at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. Born Jan. 1, 1927, at Craynor, he was a son of the late Ben and Armina Hamilton Tackett. He was a retired coal miner and member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Oscar, Earmel, Arthur, Irvin, Kenis, Estill and Delmer Tackett; and three sisters, Nora Tackett, Goldie Hall and Virgie Hamilton. Survivors include a son, Teddy Ray Tackett of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Betty Sue Cortney and Peggy Tackett, both of Adamsville, Ala.; and a grandson. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Tackett Cemetery, Grethel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.06 2007

    
THATCHER, Hattie Marie (Ratliff)
1939-2007
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. at the Vernon Funeral Home in Urbana, Ohio, for Hattie Marie Thatcher, 67, who passed away Monday, Aug. 20 2007 in Urbana. Mrs. Thatcher was born Nov. 28, 1939 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Topsy and Leona Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Thatcher, and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are her daughter, Trish Foster of Urbana; one brother, Jay C. Ratliff of Indiana; two half-brothers, Hollie Ratliff of Red Bush, Ky., and Lawrence Ratliff of Tutor Key, Ky.; two sisters, Dicie VanHoose of Denver, Ky., and Ella Ratliff of Leander, Ky.; three half-sisters, Martha Kidd and Ollie Southern, both of Denver, Ky., and Mary Pennington of Williamsport, Ky.; and five grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Cliff Kissinger. Arrangements under the direction of the Vernon Funeral Home of Urbana.

WARD, Duane R.
1956-2007
 Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Duane R. Ward, 50, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Aug. 9 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Ward was born Nov. 24, 1956 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Wauleta Williams Ward of Oil Springs, Ky., and the late Chester Ward. He was an assembly line worker at American Standard. Surviving are two daughters, Hollie Beth (Don) Montgomery and Martina Lee Conley, both of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, Jack (Julie) Ward of Meally and Bobby (Janie) Ward of Denver, Ky.; three sisters, Sandie (Mike) Blanton of Oil Springs, Brenda (Gary) Powers of Edison, Ohio, and Suzie (Raymond Earl) Ratliff of Paintsville; four grandchildren; and his companion, Lucy M. Gillispie. The service was officiated by Joe Scott, Jimmy Price, and Terry Conley, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.15 2007

   
WEBB, Otis
1919-2007
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Otis Webb, 87, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Aug. 19 at his residence. Mr. Webb was born Nov. 24, 1919 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Elliot and Magg Wells Webb. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Florence Ramey Webb, and seven brothers and one sister. Surviving are three sons, Franklin Goble of Auxier, Ky., Charles O. Webb of East Point, and Martin L. Webb of Louisa, Ky.; and seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bro. Dave Flannery, with burial in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Lawrence County, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug 22 2007

  
WILLIAMS, Lillie (Salyer)
1911-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lillie S. Williams, 96, of Sarcoxie, Mo., who passed away Monday, Aug. 20 at Sarcoxi Nursing Care Facility. Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 2, 1911 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Claude and Mary Brown Salyer. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eulas J. Williams, and three brothers. Surviving are two sons, Jack C. Williams of Alpharetta, Ga., and Dan J. Williams of Sarcoxi, Mo.; and five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Bondy Salyer, with burial following in the Williams Family Cemetery on Williams Creek at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug 24 2007



SEPTEMBER - 2007
AUSTIN, Paul
1949-2007
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Paul Austin, 58, of Van Lear, Ky., who died Sunday, Sept. 2 at Hillcrest Manor in Washington Court House, Ohio. Mr. Austin was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late William Bryant and Josie Lee Caudill Austin. Surviving are two sons, Paul Michael and William Mitchell Austin, both of Warsaw, Ind.; one daughter, Sharon Kay Miller of Warsaw; two brothers, James and Ray Austin, both of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Dosha Clemens of Hager Hill, Ky., Judy Jenkins of Paintsville, and Frances Morgan of Columbus, Ohio; and five grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Chester Keathley and Roy Morgan, with burial in the Preston Family Cemetery at Williamsport, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep 05 2007

     
BARKER, Janet Sue (Hush)
1939-2007
Janet Sue Hush Barker, 68, of Ashland passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. She is now in the presence of the Lord. She was born August 15, 1939, in Van Lear, a daughter of the late Shirley and Irene Preston Hush. Janet was formerly employed at Owens Illinois in Huntington as a security guard and was a Kentucky Colonel. Janet is survived by her children to whom she was devoted, Roger Barker and Terri of Ashland, Scott Barker of Ironton, Susan Taylor and Rob of Flatwoods, Ronda Connor and her husband Tom, of Ashland and Denise Riggs and her husband Sherman, of Kenova; three brothers, Jerry Hush and his wife Charlotte, of South Carolina, Jack Hush and his wife Sue, of Ashland and Robert Hush and his wife Becky, of Ashland; four sisters, Pat Smith and her husband Soney of Catlettsburg, Shirley Ragland and her husband Tom of Anchorage, Alaska, Judith Bollmeyer and her husband Jim of Warrensburg, Md., and Debbie Williams of Ashland; 12 grandchildren, Mandy, Heather, Autumn, R. J., Katelyn, Andrew, Noah, Kendall, Kody, Nathan, Tyler; nine great- grandchildren; and her former husband and father of her children, Philip Barker. Preceding as well as her parents are two brothers, James Hush and Thomas Hush. A memorial service to honor the life of Janet Barker will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort will be offered by Pastor Ed Caudill and Soney Smith. Those wishing to call on the Barker family may do so between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., prior to the memorial service. Ashland,KY  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CASTLE, Jack C.
1910-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jack C. Castle, 96, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 26, 1910, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Lewis and Burbridge Brown Castle. He was owner of Jack's TV service and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lida Turner Castle, in 2001; and three sisters, Ruth Lyons, Lillie Butcher and Dorothy Auxier. Survivors include his first wife, Lorraine Stambaugh Stapleton of Paintsville; a daughter, Jeanne Spurlock of Prestonsburg; a step-daughter, Pat Stinson of Springfield, Ohio; two step-sons, Carl Thomas "Bud" Williams of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Roger Williams of Meally; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 17 step- great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Lake Road, Staffordsville with Rev. Larry O'Bryan officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by DAV Chapter 15 of Salyersville. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

     
CASTLE, Joseph Dean
1977-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Joseph Dean Castle, 30, of West Van Lear, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007 at Shallotte, N.C. Born Aug. 6, 1977, in Floyd County, he was a son of Mike Castle and Shara Hackney Williams. Additional survivors include his stepfather, Drexel Smith of Morgan County; three sons, Darren Joseph Castle of Columbus, Ohio, Dalton Paul Castle and Wyatt Steven Michael Castle, both of California; a half-brother, Joseph Matthew Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; and two sisters, Tabitha Wellman and Tosha Smith, both of Van Lear. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 7, at Chestnut Grove Enterprize Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial will be in Hackney Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
COMBS, Paul D.
1934-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Paul D. Combs, 72, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 27, 1934, in Knott County, he was a son of the late Denny and Orba Gayheart Combs. He was a retired sales manager with East Kentucky Beverage and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Annettia Slone Combs of Van Lear; a daughter, Barbi Denise Doderer of Paintsville; four sisters, Billie Louise Madden of Arcanum, Ohio, Lillian Angles of Vandalia, Ohio, Katie Derr of Tipp City, Ohio, and Anna Rose Amburgey of Mallie; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 24, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick, Larry O'Brien, and Mike Blanton officiating. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
CONLEY, Alyce Elizabeth (Ward)
1924-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alyce Elizabeth Conley, 83, of Van Lear, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 17, 1924, in Boyd County, she was a daughter of the late William and Nancy Powers Ward. She was a teacher with Paintsville School Systems and a member of Mayo Memorial Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Conley, in 1992.  Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Louise Macon of Paintsville; a sister, Nancy Brugh of Paintsville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 17, at Mayo Memorial Methodist Church with Bob Coppings officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2007

   
CRAFT, Donald
1934-2007
Donald Craft, 73, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at Mount Carmel West Hospital. He was born May 25, 1934, in Winifird, KY, son of the late Willie Hasque and Ivory Marie Fraley Craft. Don is survived by his wife, Jean Craft; sons, Donald Wayne (Deanne) Craft and Gary Ratliff; daughters, Peggy (Ronald McCauley) Moshier, Diane (Dave) Hausmann, Donna (Richard) Harris, Teresa (William) Swisher and Sharon Munoz; brother, Willis (Janet) Craft; sisters, Earlene Mays, Shirley (Amos) Alley, Sylvia (Phil) Adkins and Kathaleen Parker; grandchildren, Rich, Jessica, Gary, Matt, Ivory, Cortney, Colt, Nick, Grant, Aeryn and Sarah; great-granddaughter, Rylie; special niece, Debbie (Randall) Craig; many nieces, nephews, friends and beloved dog, "Princess" Zoe. Visitation will be Sunday, September 23, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME N.E. CHAPEL, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, and also on Monday, September 24, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. with the funeral service following. Columbus Ohio 9/22/2007.

   
CRIDER, William Ottway "Bill"
1974-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — William Ottway "Bill" Crider, 32, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at his residence. Born Oct. 29, 1974, in Floyd County, he was a son of Ottway Jr. and Thelma Wright Crider of Johns Creek Road. He was an electrician with M.D. Construction, Covington. Additional survivors include a daughter, Alyssa Beth Crider of Daniels Creek; and two sisters, Tammie Matijastic of Hager Hill and Sherry Wright of Richmond. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Crider Family Cemetery, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2007

   
DANIEL, Russell
2007
Russell Daniel, age 84, of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2007. Russell was born on June 7, 1923 in Thealka (near Paintsville), Kentucky. A retired Asplundh Tree Expert Company foreman, he also founded Daniel Tree Service with his wife, Dorcie. Russell loved spending time with his family and friends, cooking, gardening, and playing bluegrass music on his guitar and banjo. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years Dorcie (Castle), parents Curt and Alma Daniel, brothers Ora Daniel and Billy Daniel. Left to cherish his memory are 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, Sofia Jorgensen, Connor Lewis; stepmother, Numa Daniel; brother, Curtis (Jean) Daniel; sister, Mollie VanHoose; brothers-in-law, Davey (Ruth Ann) Castle, Eugene (Regenia) Castle; sisters-in-law, Jannie (Raymond) Draghi, Betty Ward, Faye (Alvie) Patrick, Katherine (Richard) Reeser; lifetime friends, Roger Ward and Fred and Kathy Trabert; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive visitors 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 10 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Robert Pierson will officiate with the interment to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
Columbus Ohio 9/25/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DANIELS, Betty Louise (Tackett)
1944-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Louise Tackett Daniels, 62, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at her residence. Born Nov. 24, 1944, at Riceville, she was a daughter of Mildred Fletcher Lemaster of Magoffin County and the late George Tackett, She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Kay Marshall Blanton; a grandson, Tomas James Blanton; two brothers, Wiley Ray Tackett and Bennie Lemaster; and a sister, Imogene Lemaster. Survivors include her husband, Charles "Tiney" Daniels of Paintsville; two sons, Terry Marshall of Paintsville and Danny Joe Daniels of Ivel; three daughters, Bonnie Hitchcock Lemaster and Sylvia Castle, both of Paintsville, and Lora Johnson of Staffordsville; three sisters, Martha Lemaster, Priscilla "Pansy" Deyton, and Patricia "Patty" Bentley, all of Magoffin; six brothers, Douglas Lemaster, Willie Robert "Bob" Lemaster, Chester Lemaster, Lloyd Lemaster and Thomas Lemaster, all of Magoffin, and Michael Tackett of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home with Roger Dean Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2007

   
DANIELS, Burletta (Short)
1931-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Burletta Daniels, 75, of Thelma, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 in Morehead. Born Oct. 27, 1931, at Meally, she was a daughter of the late J. H. and Lucinda Powers Short. She was a banking bookkeeper. Survivors include her husband, Robert Daniels of Thelma; two daughters, Lisa Jo Hosman of Aurora, Colo., and Dr. Kimberly Williams of Morehead; a sister, Hester Daniels of Paintsville; and a grandson. Graveside funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 6, at J.H. Short Family Cemetery, Meally, with Revs. Roger Williams, Wayne Short, and John Daniels officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
DAVIS, Flora (Davis)
1918-2007
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Flora Davis, 89, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. Born May 1, 1918 at Davisville, she was a daughter of the late Millard Albritton Davis and Trinvilla Pack Davis. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmon Davis; and her brothers and sisters. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Davis Miller of Pittsburgh, Penn., Sandra Davis Chenault of Shelbyville, and Elma Jean Davis Ferguson of Flat Gap; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Steve Rose officiating. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
DECKER, Damion Reese
2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Damion Reese Decker, infant son of Jerry W. Decker of Benton, Mich. and Tracy Spears of Staffordsville, died Monday, Sept. 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Additional survivors include a brother, Seth Blackburn of Staffordsville; a sister, Katelyn Blackburn of Staffordsville; grandmother, Donna Caudill of Staffordsville; grandfather, Ronnie Spears of Hager Hill; great-grandparents, Leonard and Mary Lou Caudill of Staffordsville; and great-grandmother, Flora Blanton of Hager Hill. Graveside funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 20, at Caudill Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
DICKERSON, Beverly (Williams)
1943-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Beverly Williams Dickerson, 64, of Morehead, formerly of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 12 2007 Born Dec. 8, 1943, at Napolean, Ohio, she was a daughter of Roger Williams of West Van Lear and the late Daisy Collins. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Steven Williams. Additional survivors include a son, Barry Dickerson of Morehead; a daughter, Megan Dickerson of Olive Hill; a brother, Roger D. Williams of Meally; and two sisters, Kimberly Castle of Paintsville and Melissa Baker of Inez. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 15, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Wells-Collins Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2007

   
FANNIN, Verna (Waller)
1940-2007
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Verna Fannin, 67, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Sept. 1 at her residence. Mrs. Fannin was born June 6, 1940 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Cecil and Minnie Waller. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Fannin. Surviving are five sons, Arthur (Mary) Fannin of Van Lear, Ky., and Jessie, William, Chris and Mark (Rainey) Fannin, all of Meally, Ky.; six daughters, Jose (Danny) VanHoose and Linda Spears, both of Paintsville, Tammy Fannin of Louisa, Ky., Sharon (Dan) Macaudol of Gillett, W.Va., Patricia (Phil) Fannin of Meally, and Margie (Kim) Goodwin of Tennessee; eight brothers, Bill Waller of Tennessee, Harold, Darrell, Hubert, Prince, Orval and Noah Waller, all of Paintsville, and Cecil Waller Jr. of Michigan; and 37 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Waller Cemetery on Stambaugh Branch at Sitka, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep 05 2007

    
FRALEY, Christian O'Dell
1961-2007
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m. at the McKenzie-Skaggs Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky., for Christian O’Dell Fraley, 46, of Flat Gap, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 20 at his residence. Mr. Fraley was born Jan. 26, 1961 in Parkersburg, W.Va., son of Fred Edward Fraley and Janice Swisher. He was owner/operator of a landscaping business. Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Fred Edward Fraley III; one aunt, Judi Bailey of Homosassa, Fla.; one niece and two nephews; and his companion, Kathy McKenzie of Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Friday Sep 28 2007
 
FRALEY Christian O.
1961-2007
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the Skaggs-McKenzie Cemetery, Rt. 469 and Gillem Branch, Redbush, Ky. for Christian O. Fraley, 46, of Redbush, who passed away at home Thursday, September 20, 2007. Everyone is invited to a commemoration of his life at his home after the service. Christian was born January 26, 1961, in Parkersburg, W.Va., son of Fred E. Fraley and Janice (Swisher) Fraley of Homosassa, Fla. Christian owned a landscape company in Pataskala, Oh. for 26 years. He was employed by Rose Builders of Pikeville, Ky. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife and best friend, Kathy McKenzie; step-children, Sarah, Elizabeth and Alexander; step-grandson, Aidan, who adored his "Papaw"; brother and sister-in-law, Fred E. Fraley III, Sharon (Burns) Fraley; niece, Lauren; nephews, Jared and Dylan Fraley; aunt, Judi Bailey; and many cousins and dear friends. Preceded in death by grandparents Orval Swisher and Virginia (Stutler) Swisher, Fred Fraley and Jessie (Wilson) Fraley. Christian was an avid outdoorsman and an amazing horticulturist with a very green thumb. He graduated from Hocking College in Nelsonville, Oh. with a degree in Parks and Wildlife Management. In lieu of flowers, plant a tree in celebration of his life. Arrangements under the direction of JONES-PRESTON FUNERAL HOME, Paintsville, Ky. Published Columbus Ohio 9/29/2007.

  
GULLETT, James Russell
1936-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — James Russell Gullett, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at his residence. Born July 9, 1936, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Arthur and Dora Conley Gullett. He was a parts manager for Ed Walter's Cadillac. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Willie Gullett; and two sisters, Josie Gullett and Eunice Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Rudy Gullett; a son, James Arthur Gullett of Jeffersonville; two daughters, Delisa Black of Staffordsville and Jamie Howell of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Vencil Conley of Ohio and Fred Conley of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 23, at Tom Moore Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Clifford Austin and Jody Spencer officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.26 2007

   
HELTON, Gustie (Howard)
1924-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Gustie Howard Helton, 83, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan 12, 1924, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Grover and Martha Adkins Howard. She was a homemaker and a member of Bloomington Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland "Job" Helton; a brother, Beckhan Howard; two half brothers, Dudley Howard, and Raney Howard; and three sisters, Easter Arnett, Ethel Hensley, and Zada Russell. Survivors include six sons, Holland Helton, George Helton, Gary Helton, Edgar Helton, Harrison Helton, and Timothy Helton, all of Salyersville; six daughters, Marjorie Blanton, Deloris Yates, Wanda Kay Reed, Betty Gay Combs, Joella Huff, and Marcella Helton, all of Salyersville; four sisters, Flossie Howard of Ohio, Edith Howard of Ashland and Louise Ward and Roncie Collinsworth, both of Salyersville; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 28, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Casey Helton, Talmadge Manns, and Justin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Garland "Joe" Helton Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Visitation prior to services today, Friday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home.  Big Sandy News

   
HILL, Alvin
1923-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alvin Hill, 84, of Van Lear, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 11, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John C. and Daisy Collins Hill. He was a coal miner. Survivors include a son, Roger Hill of Thelma; two daughters, Shirley Hall of Prestonsburg and Susan Hill of Oil Springs; and two step-daughters, Sandra Kay Powers of Thelma and Mary Lucille Daniel of Wabash, Ind. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 20, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Delbert Music, Bruce Aaron Davis and Kenneth Collins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Sep. 2007

   
HILL, Jordon Anthony
2007-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jordon Anthony Hill, new born, died Thursday, Sept.6 2007. Born Sept. 6 at Pikeville, he was a son of Shawn Hill and Christina Davis. Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Ronald and Junnie Collins Davis; and paternal grandparents, Janet Daniels Hill. Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 8, at Daniels Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
JUSTICE, Elster
1922-2007
Elster Justice, 85, of Ashland, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. The Fish Trap native was born Aug. 31, 1922, the son of the late Kenus and Myrtle Thacker Justice. His loving wife of 61 years, Ann Fitch Justice, survives. The World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps was retired from Ashland Oil in 1987 and was a member of American Legion Post 76 and Catlettsburg Masonic Lodge 235. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid UK fan. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Neary and Gladys Smythe. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Effie Justice of South Point; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Don May of Ashland; five grandchildren, Kevin May, Todd May, Kyle Eric May, Melinda Dawn Ward and Donald E. Justice Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland by Brother Willie May. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum, with military rites by American Legion Post 93 of Kenova. Visitation will be after 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222. Ashland Ky. Wednesday, 19 Sept 2007 Johnson Co native buried in Ashland, KY  ---   Margie Hurtz

   
MCCORMICK, Bea (Holbrook)
2007
Bea McCormick, Realtor, widow of M.M. "Mac" McCormick, died Fri Sep 7, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital. Bea pioneered the woman into real estate with 21 sales agents. She had a life membership in the Order of the Eastern Star, and was Worthy Matron of the OES in Paintsville and Van Lear, KY and was Grand Representative to Missouri OES and a member of Gardenside Baptist Church. She is survived by; two daughters, Della (Chareles E.) Bradley, Prestonsburg, KY and Helen Martinson, West Palm Beach, FL; three grandsons, Marty (Rose) Delabar, Steven (Debbie) Delabar and Greg Delabar; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by; two sons, H. Michael and infant son, J.W. McCormick; grandson, J.T. Delabar; six sisters, Allie James Havens, Leona Belle Fraley, Anna Katie Cooper, Letha Evans, Delma Tyree and Effie Fannin; and two brothers, John Will and Edgar Holbrook. Funeral services will be 2pm Wed at Gardenside Baptist Church by Dr. John Landon and Dr. John Rogers. Visitation will be 4-8pm Tue at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. and 12 noon until the hour of service Wed at the church. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Marty Delabar, Greg Delabar, Steven Delabar, Stevie Delabar, Daniel Delabar and C.J. Delabar. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Kash, Mark Kash, Mathew Kash, Doug Gibson, Jim Berry and members of the Sunday School Class. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gardenside Baptist Church, 1667 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504. Lexington Ky. 9/9/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
MEADOWS, Vencil
1922-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Vencil Meadows, 85, of Wittensville, died Friday, Sept.14, 2007 at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born July 13, 1922, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Milt and Lottie Witten Meadows. He was a retired coal operator and a Deacon at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Williamson Meadows, in 2004. Survivors include three sons, Mike Meadows of Staffordsville, Donnie Meadows of Flat Gap, and Tim Meadows of Lexington; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill, Larry Joe Meadows, Chuck Slong, and Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2007

  
MOORE, Lois Dean (Fairchild)
1940-2007
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lois Dean Fairchild Moore, 66, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Monday, Sept. 3 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Moore was born Oct. 1, 1940 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Troy Fairchild and Minnie Ward. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Moore. Surviving are one son, Scott Dean Moore of Hager Hill, Ky.; two daughters, Jessie Dean Moore of Rockhouse, Ky., and April Kaye Breno of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Lorraine Preston of Hager Hill, Nevalee Kimbler of Paintsville, and Murrell Hampton of Urbana, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep 05 2007

   
PATTON, Robert Lewis
1929-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Robert Lewis Patton, 78, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 at his residence. Born July 18, 1929, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Harvey and Gertrude Osborne Patton. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Patton, in 2001. Survivors include a son, Luther Conley of Paintsville; a daughter, Judith A. Conley of Harold; a sister, Carmon Mason of Minnesota; three grandchildren; and a great- grandson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ken Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.06 2007

   
PENNINGTON, Wendell Vaugn
1934-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Wendell Vaugn Pennington, 73, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Elliot County, he was a son of the late Vaughn and Edna Whitt Pennington. He was an electronics instructor, of the Baptist faith, and a U.S. veteran. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Winnie Sue Gevedon and Lana Jo Pennington. Survivors include his wife, Rosella Hackworth Pennington of Salyersville; two sons, William "Bill" V. Pennington of Sandy Hook, and Wendall Franklin Pennington of Huntington, W.Va.; a daughter, Edna Rhea Fannin of Morehead; four brothers, Percy Pennington of Sandy Hook, Lowell Pennington of Winchester, Wayne Pennington of Salt Lick, and Buel Pennington of Grayson; two sisters, Lavina Davis of Sandy Hook and Shelba Thornsberry of Lexington; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Dennis Conley and Samuel Allen officiating. Burial was in Hackworth-Patton Family Cemetery under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
PICKLESIMER, Margaret Helen (Tackett)
1933-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, Ohio, for Margaret Helen Picklesimer, 73, of Carey, who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18 at her residence. Mrs. Picklesimer was born Dec. 6, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Challie and Sina Louise Conley Tackett. She was a homemaker and was retired from Westinghouse. Surviving are her husband, Everett W. Picklesimer of Carey; two daughters, Jean Montgomery of Lexington, Ohio, and Janice (Sol) Greear of Fort Benning, Ga.; three sisters; Marietta Dyer of Carey, Junie Faye (Myron) Wilcox of Findlay, Ohio, and Bonnie Lee (Leland) Wells of West Van Lear, Ky.; two brothers, Charles Roy Tackett of Carey and William Homer Tackett of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; and six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and eight step-great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Minister John Robinson, with burial following in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Carey. Arrangements under the direction of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home of Carey. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.21 2007

   
POWERS, Madalene (Bentley)
1940-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Madalene Powers, 67, of Auxier, died Thursday, Sept. 27, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Sept. 27, 1940, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Farley and Oma Griffith Bentley. She was a homemaker and member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Ray Powers; and a brother, George Bentley. Survivors include three sons, Charles Powers, Ted Powers and Freddie Powers Jr., all of Auxier; three daughters, Frieda Jarrell and Rita Sammons, both of Flat Gap and Selena Jarrell of Staffordsville; a sister, Adalene Fitzpatrick of East Point; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and five step- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 30, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, with Robert Shane Powers and Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.03 2007

   
RATLIFF, Thomas Martin Sr.
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thomas Martin Ratliff Sr., 79, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born July 29, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Add Ratliff, Anna Lee Borders Ratliff and Okie Mae Ratliff. He was a self-employed concrete contractor and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mabel E. Blair Ratliff of Paintsville; two sons, Thomas Martin Ratliff Jr., of Staffordsville and Charles Michael Ratliff of Paintsville; two daughters, Pansey Ann Brown of Camden, Ohio and Sandra Lee Ratliff Watkins Hensley of Paintsville; six brothers, Raymond Ratliff, Steve Ratliff and David Ratliff, all of Paintsville, Clyde Ratliff of Lawrence County, and Charlie Ratliff of Brighton, Mich.; three sisters, Virginia Rizzo of Paintsville, Linda Reddy of Bowling Green, and Margaret Blanton of Flat Gap; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.19 2007

   
RATLIFF, William
1939-2007
William Harvey Ratliff, 67, of Westwood, passed from this life on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007. Mr. Ratliff was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Johnson County, a son of the late Alfred Ratliff and Margaret Roland Ratliff Sparks. He was a retired meter reader for American Electric Power. Survivors include a son, Paul Ratliff of Westwood, and a sister, Linda Sutphin Adkins of Ona, W.Va. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
ROWLAND, Ruby (Cantrell)
1931-2007
Ruby Rowland of Enon, passed away on September 16th in Mercy Medical Center. She was born Ruby Dell Cantrell on June 27, 1931 to Olva and Flora Bell Cantrell in Redbush, Kentucky. Ruby became a member of the Bethel United Baptist Church in Flat Gap, Kentucky at the age of 14. She was married to her loving husband, Joe, on December 9, 1949. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Gay, and a brother, Author Clay. She is survived by her husband, Joe Rowland, of Enon, four sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill of Enon, Sam of Fairborn, Danny (Debbie) of Xenia and John (Donna) of Donnelsville, two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy of Enon and Connie (Steve) Marsh of Parker, Colorado, nine grandchildren, Ruby (Kenny) , Vicki (Kevin) David (Amanda) Danielle, Renee, Joseph, Emma, Jimmy and Noah, eight great grandchildren, Samantha, Jacob, Sarah, Kaleb, Madison, Lily, Hadley, and Alexander, two brothers, Ernie and Eudell Cantrell of Flat Gap, Kentucky, a sister, Nola Rowland of Fuget, Kentucky. She also leaves behind brothers-in-law, sisters-in- law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to cherish her memory. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2007 in the Miami Valley United Baptist Church, Fairborn, with Elder Freddie Preston and Elder Eugene Wells officiating. Burial will follow the service in Enon Cemetery, Enon. Family and friends may visit Tuesday from 5-8pm in Adkins Funeral Home, Enon. Springfield Ohio 9/17/2007.

   
SALYER, Cornell
1921-2007
Cornell Salyer, 86, of Little Cat Fork Road, Louisa, Ky., departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at his home. He was born March 30, 1921, in Kerz, Ky., the son of the late Irvin and Zelda Murray Salyer. Mr. Salyer was a World War II veteran who served in Europe. He was a Kentucky colonel, a member of Brushy Fork United Baptist Church and a retired school bus driver and farmer. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Gussler Salyer; 11 children, Darrell (Betty) Salyer of Martha, Pat Peters of Louisa, Carol (Wendell) Borders of Ulysses, Dwight (Jennie) Salyer of Louisa, Barbara (Jimmy) Sparks of Martha, Debbie (Mitchell) Young of Webbville, George (Diane) Salyer of Webbville, Shirley (John) Hogston of Webbville, Tony (Donna) Salyer of Louisa, Dale (Becky) Salyer of Louisa and Christy (Wesley) Vanhorn of Louisa; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willard (Lorana) Salyer of Johnstown, Ohio, and Chad Salyer of Addison, Pa.; four sisters, Odessa Glover of Addison, Lorena Ball of Louisa, Florence Shinkle of Springfield, Ohio, and Galena Phillips of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Alisha Millieanne Salyer; two sons-in-law, Henry Peters and Keith Wheeler; a brother, Bertell Salyer; and a sister, Okadell Clancy. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Mike Roberts and the Rev. Roger Jordan. Burial will be in Sparks Cemetery at Old Hood. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Daily Independent Monday September 17, 2007

     
SALYER, Lois Marie (Spradlin)
1932-2007
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Lois Marie Spradlin Salyer, 74, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Sept. 27, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Colvin and Exer Hall Sturgill. She was a homemaker and a member of Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Spradlin; and a sister, Verna Daniels. Survivors include her husband, Eulas Price Salyer of Ulysses; two sons, Ronnie Spradlin and Larry Spradlin, both of Denver; two step-daughters, Brenetta Fitch of Louisa and Connie Caudill of Ulysses; two brothers, Harlie Sturgill of Lexington and Doug Spradlin of Waynesville, Ohio; a sister, Francis Hines of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and two great-grandchildren; two step- great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 14, at Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Richard Williams, Donald Ray Caudill, and Phillip Ramey officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.14 2007

   
SEXAUER, Mary Christine (Dailing)
1949-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Christine Dailing Sexauer, 58, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Sept. 27, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born May 5, 1949, at Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of Mary Doris Zinser Dailing of Boons Camp and the late Curtis J. Dailing. She was a retired registered nurse with the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp. Survivors include her husband, Henry Sexauer of Paintsville; two daughters, Heather Marie Jacobs of Neptune Beach, Fla., and Katherine Marie Bishop of Jacksonville; two brothers, Thomas Dailing of Forest Hill, Md. and Edward Dailing of Buxton, N.C.; two sisters, Dianne Hall of Ellicott City, Md. and Mary Margaret Dailing of Boons Camp; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Paintsville, with Father Hoppenjans officiating. Burial was in Pointe Vedra Valley Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.03 2007

   
SIMPSON, Jan L.(Sutherland)
1955-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jan L. Simpson, 51, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Oct. 5, 1955, in Charleston, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Judith Salisbury and James Sutherland of Ripley, W.Va. Additional survivors include her step-mother, Sharon Sutherland of Ripley; a son, Isaiah Simpson of Florida; a daughter, Kelly Simpson of Hager Hill; 17 brothers and sisters; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Visitation will be held 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.14 2007

   
SLONE, Mary Louise (Ramey)
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Louise Slone, 86, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Friday, Sept. 21 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Slone was born Sept. 20, 1921 at Volga, Ky., daughter of the late Rev. Russell and Virgie McKenzie Ramey. She was a sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer “Pet” Slone. Surviving are one brother, David Ramey of Flat Gap; one sister, Hazel Hartge of Shelby, Ohio; and a special niece, Jamie Curtis of Flat Gap. The service was officiated by the Rev. Tobe Wheeler, with burial in the Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.26 2007

   
STAMBAUGH, Ellen Jean (Dale)
1931-2007
OHIO — Ellen Jean Dale Stambaugh, 76, of Circleville, Ohio, formerly of Sitka, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at her residence. Born June 26, 1931, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Katherine Castle Dale. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stambaugh, in 1995. Survivors include a son, Matthew Stambaugh of Meally; two daughters, Sharon Dailey of Wittensville and Sheila Wiles of Prestonsburg; a brother, Fred Dale of Flat Gap; two sisters, Gwen Shoemaker and Willa Dean Salyers, both of Circleville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
TACKETT, Francis Marion "F.M." Jr.
1920-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Francis Marion "F.M." Tackett Jr., 87, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Francis Marion Sr. and Elizabeth Blanton Tackett. He was a road construction welder and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Howard Tackett, in 1998. Survivors include a son, Randy Hale of Paintsville; a daughter, Susie Music of Staffordsville; a brother, Emery Tackett of Georgia; a sister, Mabel Picklesimer of Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 6, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Revs. Wendell Ison, Jimmy Price, and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
TAKACS, Lyda Joyce (McGinnis)
1927-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lyda Joyce McGinnis Takacs, 80, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born July 1, 1927, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Marcus and Daisy Sedgewick McGinnis. She was a retired vice president with Citizens National Bank, a member of Business Professional Club and Alice Circle First Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gabriel Takacs II, in 1957. Survivors include her husband, Gabe Takacs of Paintsville; a son, Marcus Louis Takacs of Lexington; a daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Takacs McCloy of San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Velda Bass of Breman, Ga., and Virginia Hayes of Philadelphia, Penn.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 10, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Wesley Stedefeld officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep 2007

   
THOMPSON, Brenda (Harmon)
1943-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Brenda Harmon Thompson, 64, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 9 2007. Born Aug. 16, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Quill Harmon and Aretta Stapleton. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas Dean Harmon and Charles Lee Harmon, both of Paintsville; and a sister, Mary Sue Williams Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Junior Connelly and Chad Blair officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.14 2007

   
WATKINS, Oscar Lee
1918-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Oscar Lee Watkins, 89, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Sept. 24, at his residence. Born May 14, 1918, in Jefferson County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Minnie Jane Conner Watkins. He was a quality control employee with Ford Motor Company, a member of First Baptist Church of Paintsville, Bullitt Masonic Lodge #155, Shepherdsville, a former member of Bardstown JCT Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Frances Susan Jones Watkins of Staffordsville; a daughter, Susan Gilbert of Paintsville; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Hubert Slone officiating. Graveside services were in Watkins Family Cemetery, Shepherdsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home and Hardy-Close Funeral Home, Shepherdsville. Big Sandy News Oct 2007



OCTOBER - 2007

ALLEN,  Lynn Frances (Crace)
1945-2007
Lynn Frances (Crace) (Howard) Allen, age 62, of Columbus/Pickerington, passed away on October 11, 2007, following a short battle with cancer. She was born May 7, 1945, in Paintsville, KY, and was recently retired after 28 years of employment as a bus driver for the Columbus Public Schools. She is survived by her husband, Elwood "Woody" Allen; her children, Lora McAllister of Destin, FL, Greg Howard of Pickerington, Tony Howard of Cleveland, Trina (Dave) Ptak of Gahanna; the "love of my life" grandchildren, Kyle Padgett, Brooke Howard, Kade McAllister, Owen Ptak, Sophie Ptak; brother, Leroy Crace; sisters, Mary Carroll, Beatrice Baker and Dianne Cannon; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and friendly former husband, Clyde Howard. She is preceded in death by parents Crosford and Dorothy Crace, brother Lewis Crace and son-in-law Sonny Padgett. Lynn's children would like to extend a very special thanks to Aunt Mary, Bill Stanton, Connie Jones and Mary Fields, Lynn's best friend of 35 years, for the love, comfort, care and support provided to them and their mother during these difficult months, as well as their appreciation of support to their employers; Jeannie Weaver and AT&T, Robert Odem and The Track and the Settler Muter family. Finally, the family would like to thank the medical community for the support their mother received by Dr. William Hicks and the staff of James Cancer/OSU Medical Center, Dr. Cho and staff of Mt Carmel East Radiology/Oncology, Dr. Angela Smith and the staff of Pickerington Run Family Health, and Carolyn and Rebecca and staff at the VistaCare Hospice. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 14th from 5-8 p.m. at the PFEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Reynoldsburg. Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 15th at 11 a.m. at the Hillview Free Will Baptist Church, 9005 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Burial will be in Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519; Columbus, OH 43210.  Columbus Ohio  10/13/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
AUXIER, Virgil Jr.
1943-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virgil Auxier Jr., 64, of East Point, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at his residence. Born July 23, 1943, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Virgil Sr. and Alta Taylor Auxier. He was a retired bus driver with the Johnson County School System, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Coulter. Survivors include his wife, Linda Stapleton Auxier of East Point; a daughter, Debra Auxier Crum of Chapmanville, W.Va.; three sisters, Barbara VanWeide of Ada, Mich., Carol Lewis of Springfield, Ohio and Virginia Welch of Eaton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007



BLAIR, Elmon Dexter
1937-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elmon Dexter Blair, 70, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, at his residence. Born May 16, 1937, at Leander, he was a son of the late Dexter and Bessie Mae Hitchcock Blair. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Lisa Connelley Baker and Tammy Lynn Hamlin, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Elmer C. Blair of Hager Hill and Paul E. Blair of Gahanna, Ohio; five sisters, Wilma Jean Belknap of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Linda Caudill of Oil Springs, Ruby Evelyn Conley of Paintsville, Goble Clarice James of Grove City, Ohio, and Anna Bernice Wells of Lexington; two grandchildren; and a step-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct 2007

  
BLAIR, Minnie Frances (Salyer)
1920-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, noon, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Minnie Frances Salyer Blair, 87, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Blair was born Feb. 29, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Ezra and Vernia Blevins Salyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Blair. Surviving are one son, James Wallace Blair of Tipp City, Ohio; two daughters, Carol Upchurch of Springfield and Karen Swords of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Mitchell Salyer of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Hester Bayes of Hager Hill and Loretta VanHoose of Springfield; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Richard Williams, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.24 2007

    
BLAIR, Willis Eugene
1946-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Willis Eugene Blair, 60, of Tutor Key, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16 at his residence. Mr. Blair was born Dec. 10, 1946 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Vernie and Oralee Arms Blair. He was a retired window cleaner. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Lowe. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Ramey Blair of Tutor Key; three sons, Ricky Eugene Blair of Flat Gap, Ky., Scott Allen Blair of Tutor Key, and Willis Blair II of Salyersville, Ky.; one daughter, Susan Leann Napier of Tutor Key; four brothers, Vencil Pelphrey of Sidney, Ohio, Wayne, James, and Robert Blair, all of Warsaw, Ind.; and one sister, Anna Meade of Leesville, La. The service was officiated by Doug Auxier Jr., 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 Oct.24 2007



BLEINS, Larry Allen
1950-2007
Larry Allen Blevins, 57, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Oct.19, 2007 at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born May 6, 1950, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Lazarus and Bessie Mable Ward Blevins. He was a blacksmith and a farmer. Survivors include five sons, Larry Joe Blevins of Staffordsville, Bobby Darrell Blevins, B.B. Blevins, and Keith Allen Blevins, all of Oil Springs, and Billy Wayne Blevins of Royalton; two daughters, Pamela Sue Blevins and Mable Ann Blevins, both of Oil Springs; six brothers, Jerry Blevins of Tomahawk, Chester Blevins of Volga, Dane Blevins of Prestonsburg, Eugene Blevins of Paintsville, Rodney Blevins of Staffordsville, and Bennie Blevins of Thealka; five sisters, Darlene Hitchcock of River, Rosa Vanhoose of Nippa, Barbara Sexton of Hager Hill, Rusha Fairchild of Staffordsville, and Shirley Sexton of Paintsville; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.25 2007

   
CAMPBELL, Rev. George Russell Jr
2007
Rev. George Russell Campbell Jr., 78, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Jewish Hospital. He was a native of Johnson County, KY, and a self-employed produce salesman. He was preceded in death by one son; George R. Campbell, Jr. Survived by his wife, Lavada (Perry) Campbell; seven daughters, Sharon Farris, Sandara Calkins, Deborah Daniel, MeLinda Pyle, Janet Ghareeb, MeDonna Campbell and Michelle Summers; five sons, Bobby, Fred, Paul F., William K. and Charles E. Campbell; two halfsisters, Bonnie Campbell and Betty Landon; halfbrother, James E. Campbell; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Schoppenhorst Brothers Funeral Home, 1832 West Market Street. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and 12-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Published in The Courier-Journal on 10/4/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock


   
CANTRILL, Gary
1940-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gary Cantrill, 67, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 10 2007. Born March 14, 1940, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late John Mace and Bertie Helton Cantrill. He was an industrial education teacher with Mayo Technical College. Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Jenkins Cantrill of Hager Hill; two sons, Mason Durell Cantrill of Hager Hill and Morgan Cantrill of Flat Gap; a step- son, Ronald Gene Dollins of Winchester; three daughters, Teresa Ann Cantrill and Sheila Willoughby, both of Winchester, and Abilene "Abby" Bowens of Mt. Sterling; a step-daughter, Sandra Kay Salyers of Lowmansville; two brothers, Newel M. Cantrill of Massachusetts, and Vaughnie Cantrill of Van Lear; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Toby Johnson and Clarence LeMaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

   
CASTLE, Pansy (Lyons)
1929-2007
Pansy Castle, 78, of Chillicothe, died 7:20 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2007, in the Adena Regional Medical Center, unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Haller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. Friends may call 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Haller's. She was born August 30, 1929 in Johnson Co., KY to Arthur and Alice Music Lyons. In 1945 she married Florid Castle, who died in 1983. Survivors include her three daughters, Judy Dilts, of Belle Center, OH, Betty (Doug) Casey, of Windsor, Canada, and L. Karen Castle, of Chillicothe; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Patricia Sparks; and three sons, David, Danny and Ronnie Castle. Mrs. Castle was a retired nurse and retail sales clerk.  Originally published October 7, 2007

   
CASTLE, Pauline (Hitchcock)
1926-2007
Pauline Castle, 81, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 22, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Jessie and Elsie Colvin Hitchcock. She was a bus station waitress and a member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Caudill, and second husband, Van Buren Castle. Survivors include two sons, David Caudill of Franklin Park, Ill., and Larry Caudill of Georgetown; a daughter, Helen Bowles of Flat Gap; a sister, Lova Green of Pierceton, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 26, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial will be in Caudill Family Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct.2007

    
CONLEY, Dorsey
1922-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Dorsey Conley, 84, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late John and Ruia Craft Conley. He was a butcher, a member of Burning Springs United Baptist Church and a WW II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Danny Lee Conley; a brother, Gordy Conley; and a sister, Mabel Conley Lane. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Combs Conley of Salyersville; three sons, Johnny Conley, Ronald Conley and Gregory Conley, all of Salyersville; two daughters, Judith Dingus and Cherly Carpenter, both of Salyersville; 12 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Charles Poe and Buster Blanton officiating. Burial was in Howes Cemetery, Lick Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

  
COTTRELL, Marigrace (Barnett)
1942-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Marigrace Cottrell, 65, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 22, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Wardie and Myrtle Preston Barnett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Cottrell of Staffordsville; a daughter, Anisa Cottrell Willis of Fort Mitchell; a brother, Jim Barnett of Cape Coral, Fla.; a sister, Rebecca Duke of Staffordsville; and two grandsons. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 12, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Don Reeves, Bob Bradley, and Bryant Kibler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

   
CRIDER, Katherine (Stanley)
1921-2007
Katherine Crider, 86, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 25, 1921, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Loutisha Rush Stanley. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Crider, in 1999; a son, Bobby Eugene Crider; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Survivors include five sons, James Douglas Crider and Richard Lee Crider, both of Staffordsville, John David Crider of Sitka, Charles Luther Crider of Troy, Ohio and Clyde Thomas Crider of Hager Hill; three daughters, Helen Sue Cantrell and Phyllis Carol Burchett, both of Staffordsville, and Sheila Honeycutt of Elizabethtown; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Jimmy Price, Jim McKenzie, James Kelly Caudill, and Harold Conley officiating. Burial will be in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.02 2007

   
DANIEL, Clifford ‘Don’
1931-2007
Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Hudson, Fla., for Clifford “Don” Daniel, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 7. Mr. Daniel was born Aug. 18, 1931 in Paintsville, Ky. He served in the U.S. Navy, and was Goodwill Embassador in Europe. He was recently inducted into the Paintsville High School Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame. Surviving are his wife, Charlene Daniel; five children, Don (Miriam), Page (Tod), Kelly, Tracy (Scott) and David (Tessa); one sister, Estelle Grim; and four grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of Grace Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.31 2007

   
DODERER, Adolf Ludwic
1930-2007
Adolf Ludwic Doderer, 77, of River, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 at his residence. Born Feb. 3, 1930, at Rastatt/Baden, West Germany, he was a son of the late Karl Ludwig and Franziska Hauns Doderer. He was a new product development manager and an 82nd Airborne Division veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Selvage Doderer of River; five sons, Carl Doderer and Rudolf Doderer, both of Paintsville, Michael Doderer of West Van Lear, Hans Doderer of Oil Springs and Victor Doderer of Prestonsburg; a brother, Hans Doderer of Rauental, West Germany; two sisters, Gertrude Weler and Erika Darmstadt, both of West Germany; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. Michaels Catholic Church. Arrangements were under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct.2007

  
FAIRCHILD Curtis W.
1940-2007
Curtis W. Fairchild, age 67, formerly of Columbus, passed away at his home in Grayson, KY October 12, 2007. Member and trustee at the Reese Community Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Ray and Della Fairchild and was born September 30, 1940 in Paintsville, KY. Preceded in death by his wife Opal Fairchild, brother Thomas, step son Gene Rhoden. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Grayson, KY; daughters, Patricia (Ted) Dunn, Penny (Brian) Wampler, Peggy Rowan; step children, Anthony (Melissa) Rhoden, Melissa (Chris) Mahaney, David Rhoden; grandchildren, Matthew and Caleb Dunn, Jonathan and David Wampler, Gage, Gene Wyatt, Wesley, Hannah, Amanda, Jake and Brooklyn Rhoden, Gage and Franky Mahaney; 10 sisters; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at The Reese Community Baptist Church Monday after 2 p.m., where service will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. Pastor Jim Holbrook officiating. Interment Obetz Cemetery Cemetery. Arrangements by the O. R. WOODYARD CO. 1346 S. High St. Columbus Ohio 10/14/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
GRIGSBY, Ida Louella (Copley) (Newkirk)
1940-2007
Ida Louella Copley Newkirk Grigsby, 67, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Sept. 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 4, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Goldie Hannah Copley. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, John Grigsby. Survivors include her first husband, Richard Newkirk; a son, Michael Newkirk of Magoffin County; a daughter, Virginia Mae Page of Oil Springs; a brother, James M. Copley, Jr., of Springfield, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Hannah Family Cemetery, Green Rock, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.05 2007

   
HAGER, Priscilla (Baldridge)
1911-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel for Priscilla Baldridge Hager, 96, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Hager was born Aug. 10, 1911 at Little Paint, Ky., daughter of the late Zachariah and Lucretia Rice Baldridge. She was a former merchant, a telephone operator with Southern Bell Telephone and a postmaster. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Hager; one daughter, Carolyn Joyce Howard; one son, Bob Hager; and 14 sisters and brothers. Surviving are one daughter, Roslyn (Robert) Burchett of Prestonsburg; two sons, Paul C. (Joyce) Hager of Berea, Ky., and David (Sandy) Hager of Pataskala, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Auxier Hager of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Ruth Mellon of Ashland, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Dr. George Love, with burial in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.05 2007

   
HAZELRIGG, Tommy Jean (Kirk)
1919-2007
Tommy Jean Kirk Hazelrigg, 89, widow of Judge William Bayes Hazelrigg, formerly of Paintsville died Oct 4th. in the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born in Cattletsburg, KY on July 26th, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Mildred Powell Kirk. She was a graduate of Paintsville High School and Morehead State University. Tommy Jean taught English and Math in the Paintsville city school system for 23 years. She was an active member of Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church for 77 years. She served as superintendent for the church while she also organized and chaired various committees. She was on the board of Jenny Wiley Amphitheater for many years and was instrumental in its fundraising. She served as president of the Republican Women and also president of the ladies golf association. She loved music, playing piano, singing, the theater, reading, sports , doing church and community service and being with her dear friends and family. Mrs Hazelrigg is survived by her daughter, Jean Doyle, of Lexington, grandson, Vann Hazelrigg Doyle of Lexington, granddaughter, Kelly Doyle Oliver (Robert) of Glasgow , great grandchildren, Owen Griffith, Scout Oliver and Robert Todd Oliver. One niece, Elizabeth Jane Davison of Wapakoneta, OH. and her loving longtime companion and special lifetime friend, A.J. Archer of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her dear sister Betty Kirk kley. Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Tue at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Mon. at Jones - Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, with viewing on Tue, 10am at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, 705 Court St, Paintsville, KY 41240. Lexington Ky., 10/7/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
HOLBROOK, Penny Pamela
1961-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church for Penny Pamela Holbrook, 46, of Grove City, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, Oct. 20 in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Holbrook was born Sept. 15, 1961 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of Margaret Skaggs Holbrook and the late Fred Holbrook. Surviving in addition to her mother are three brothers, James and Christopher Holbrook, both of Columbus, and Fred Holbrook Jr. of Springfield, Tenn.; and four sisters, Esta Long of Kent, Ohio, Peggy Bundy of Whitehouse, Tenn., Elva Tower of Columbus, and Margaret Williams of Gallaway, Ohio. The service was officiated by Gerald Fyffe, with burial in the Auxier-Holbrook Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.24 2007


JACKSON, Elizabeth Ann
1980-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Elizabeth Ann Jackson, 26, of Royalton, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at her residence. Born Nov. 4, 1980, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Clifford and Aleane Fletcher Jackson. Additional survivors include three brothers, Howard Gregory Shepherd, Clifford Ray Jackson, and John Claude Jackson, all of Salyersville; and two sisters, Vicky Lynn Fletcher of Salyersville and Eva Lisa Helton of West Liberty. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 7, at Lakefront Church of God with Larry Patrick officiating. Burial was in Fletcher Family Cemetery, Royalton, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.10 2007

   
JOHNSON, Debbie Lynn (Morrison)
1958-2007
WEST VIRGINIA — Debbie Lynn Morrison Johnson, 48, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Hospice of Huntington, W.Va. Born Dec. 14, 1958, in Greenup County, she was a daughter of Bob Morrison and Marietta Spears Morrison, both of West Van Lear. She was a homemaker and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include her husband, Charles "Chuck" Johnson of Wayne; a daughter, Jessica Marieann Cerlan of Wayne; and two brothers, Ronald Morrison of Midlothian, Va. and Brian Morrison of West Van Lear. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ron Brewer officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct.2007

   
JOHNSON, Tony
1925-2007
Tony Johnson, 82, of Stambaugh, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 19, 1925 in Martin County, he was a son of the late James Johnson and Stella Bowen. He was a retired worker of the N&W Railroad Company. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Flora Johnson; three sons, Argil Ray Johnson, Garland Dean Johnson and Columbus Johnson; four brothers; a sister; and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Dickerson Johnson of Stambaugh; five sons, Millard Johnson of Inez, Claude Johnson of Marysville, Ohio, Phillip Daniel Johnson of South Shore, Ohio, and Brian Johnson of Paintsville; a step-son, John Dickerson, of Van Lear; six daughters, Wanda Kirk of Columbus, Ky., Willa Preston and Ruth Houston, both of Inez, Debbie Cagle of South Shore, Kimberly McCoy of Paintsville and Amanda Dickerson of Stambaugh; a brother, Douglas Bowen of Inez; two sisters, Opal Johnson and Louise Johnson, both of Inez; 31 grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Zion United Baptist Church with Pastor Lonnie Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.31 2007

   
JONES, Brenda Lee (Collins)
Died: Thursday, October 18, 2007
Age: 63
JOHNSON COUNTY — Brenda Lee Jones, 63, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Oct. 18, at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1944, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Myrtle Reynolds Collins. She was a waitress. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Alfred Collins.  Survivors include her husband, Chester Jones of Flat Gap; a son, Michael Jones of Flat Gap; two daughters, Sherry Caudill of Lowmansville and Kelly Jones of Flat Gap; four sisters, Sandy Carter of Maine, Joyce Music of Van Lear, Judy Parrot of Florida, and Lois Scurlock of Tutor Key; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 21, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Fred Ramey officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.25 2007

   
JONES, Dr. Henry
2007
SOUTH CAROLINA — Dr. Henry Allen Jones, 74, of Darlington, S.C., died Monday, Oct. 8 2007. Born in Paintsville, he was a son of the late "Deacon" Terry A. and Katherine Borders Jones. He was a physician at Wilson Hospital from 1979-1981, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include a daughter, LeMichele Blackmon of Darlington; a twin brother, Dr. John Oliver Jones of Russell; a sister, Rebecca J. Lewis of Paintsville; and a granddaughter. Belk Funeral Home, Inc., Darlington, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.12 2007

   
KING, Cecil
1952-2007
Cecil King, 55, of Nippa, died Thursday, Oct. 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 17, 1952, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Earl and Goldie Tackett King. Survivors include a brother, Mitchell King of Nippa; and four sisters, Opal Fraley of Springfield, Ohio, Ruby Fairchild of Prestonsburg, Peggy Hall of Sitka and Brenda Lemaster of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Willard "Red" Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.31 2007

   
LITTERAL, Elzie Jack
1943-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elzie Jack Litteral, 64, of Swamp Branch, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 29, 1943, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Edward and Kathleen Scott Litteral. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in Scott-Litteral Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

   
LYONS, Bobby J.
1940-2007
Rev. Bobby J. Lyons, 67, of Springfield, went home to be with his Dear Savior on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 5:40 AM in Community Hospital following a three year battle with cancer. He was born in Flat Gap, Kentucky, March 13, 1940 the son of Fred and Pearlie (Harris) Lyons. He was a member of the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War. Bobby is survived by his loving wife Norma Ernestine (Hall) Lyons, one son Bobby (Julie) Lyons, one daughter Lisa (Eric) Murray, one sister Margie Oneida Dillard of Springfield, two brothers: John Orville (Bonnie) Lyons, Carl Douglas (Liddie) Lyons, four grandsons: Jessey, Michael, Logan and Dillyan, four granddaughters: Jennifer, Amanda, Christian Beth and Kashanda; two great grandsons: Michael Jr. and Lucas Cain. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Billy Lyons and three sisters: Frieda Gamble, Orita Fee and Glathadith Lyons. Friends may visit with the family from 4 until 8 PM Monday in the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday in the church with Pastor James Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Plattsburg Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Springfield Ohio 10/14/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
LYONS, Danny Ray
1949-2007
Danny Ray Lyons, 58, of Wabash, Indiana, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 3:19a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born September 30, 1949 in Painstville, Kentucky to Mitchell Lyons and Nellie (Cantrell) Lyons Ward. Danny married Barbara Fay Nelson in Wabash on April 7, 1973; she died January 29, 2001. He enjoyed collecting guns, was a member of the Wabash Gun Club, and the National Rifle Associaion, and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in England. Danny worked 21 years in the foundry at Ford Meter Box in Wabash. He is survived by his son, Danny D. (Jessy) Lyons of Huntington; his daughter, Regina Adams of Wabash; five grandchildren, Jessica Adams of Wabash, Danielle Lyons, Natilee Lyons, Dominic Lyons, and Amanda Lyons, all of Huntington; his brother, Earl Lyons of Warsaw; two sisters, Deaitra "Dee Dee" Ward and Cathy (Philip) King, both of Wabash. Danny was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Ellis B. Ward. Funeral services will be held at Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 10:30AM with Rev. Charlie Easterday officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8pm, Tuesday, October 9, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society. Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
LYONS, John Southwell
1932-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church for John Southwell Lyons, 75, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3 at his residence. Mr. Lyons was born May 5, 1932 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late James F. and Juanita Perry Lyons. He was a retired inspector with General Motors. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Lyons; two sisters, Nanette Mullvaney and Francis Mae Stambaugh; and one grandchild. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Little Lyons of Hager Hill; one son, Danny K. Lyons of Hager Hill; two daughters, Sharon Hackworth and Carolyn Sue Hart, both of Hager Hill; three brothers, James Harlin Lyons of Ohio, Robert Hamilton Lyons of Hager Hill, and Frank Lloyd Lyons of Kentucky; one half-brother, Butch Conn of River, Ky.; and six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Malchom 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 Friday Oct.12 2007

   
LYONS, Larry E.
2007
Larry E. Lyons, 56 of Springfield, passed away at 9:50 PM Thursday, October 4, 2007. He was born April 28, 1951 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Robert DeWitt and Oreta (Lyons) Fee. He attended the Springfield Enterprise Baptist Church and was a member of the Harley Owners Group "HOG". Larry was retired from Navistar International. Survivors include his father Robert DeWitt of Springfield, sisters Robin G. DeWitt (Mike Ouellette) of Springfield, and Patricia A. (Brian) Sells, of Urbana, a brother Daniel A. (Mickie) DeWitt of Springfield, one niece, four nephews, eight great nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother. Friends may call in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUENEAL HOME from 4 until 8 PM Monday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday in the funeral home with Gary Grimm officiating. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Plattsburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice.  Springfield Ohio 10/7/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
MCCARTY, Pauline (Davis)
1941-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Pauline Davis McCarty, 66, of Salyersville, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 4, 1941, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Glen and Amanda Caudill Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Roy Kenneth McCarty and John Glen McCarty; a daughter, Amanda Ellen McCarty; three brothers, William "Buddy Jack" Haney, Roy Roger Davis, and Glen Davis Jr.; and a sister, Betty Jean Puckett. Survivors include her husband, Roy McCarty of Salyersville; a son, Greg McCarty of Salyersville; two daughters, Rebecca McCarty of Salyersville and Lois Faye McClamma of Boons Camp; three sisters, Anna Louise Reed, Juanita Sue Collins, and Virginia Carol Reed, all of Salyersville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Gun Creek United Baptist Church, with Rev. Simon Porter officiating. Burial will be in McCarty Fork Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Visitation will be all day today, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church with a church service in her honor at 7 p.m. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.02 2007

   
MCNALLY, Charles Joseph "C.J."
1930-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Charles Joseph "C.J." McNally, 76, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 at his residence. Born Dec. 25, 1930, at London, he was a son of the late Viola Cook Black and Martin Joseph McNally. He was the retired owner of East Kentucky Auto Parts of Prestonsburg, a U.S. Army veteran, a Captain of the Army Reserve Unit, the Zebulon Masonic Lodge #273 of Prestonsburg, and member of First Baptist Church (Irene Cole Memorial) of Prestonsburg. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dordena Pack McNally and a grandson, Adam Burchett. Survivors include a son, Kipley McNalley of Louisville; two daughters, Cindra McNally Burchett of Winchester and Charla McNaley Burchett of Sarasota, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Jerry Workman officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the funeral home with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.05 2007

   
MEADE, Dorothy E. (Stambaugh)
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery Chapel in Fort Mitchell, Ky., for Dorothy E. Meade, 86, of Fort Mitchell, formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Ky. Mrs. Meade was born April 13, 1921 at River, Ky., daughter of the late Joe and Mentie Stambaugh. She was a member of the River United Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Guy B. Meade Jr.; one sister, Ruth; and one brother, Joe Ned. Surviving are two sons, Roger C. and Guy B. Meade III; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Arrangements under the direction of the Connley Brothers Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.17 2007

     
MOORE, Alfred L.
1955-2007
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Alfred L. Moore, 52, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at his residence. Born July 30, 1955, at Louisa, he was a son of Harm Moore and the late Christine Fitch Moore. He was a member of Richardson Chapel Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Noah David Moore. Additional survivors include five sons, Adam Moore of Ashland, Alfred Jay Moore of Greenup, Steve Moore of Gallipolis, Ohio, David Moore of Ashland, and Jason Moore of Ohio; five sisters, Elnora Meade and Linda McKinnon, both of Lowmansville, Darlene Meade of Ulysses, Lois Davis of Richardson and Edith Spradlin of Louisa; three brothers, Harm Allen Moore of Richardson, Jerry Moore of Ashland and Timmy Moore of Louisa; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Richardson Chapel Church with Rev. Tommy Vanhoose officiating. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Richardson, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

  
MUSIC, Eugene 'Gene'
1934-2007
Eugene "Gene" Music, age 73, of Galloway, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1934, in Wally Branch, Kentucky, the son of the late Thomas and Stella Music. Gene was one the greatest men God has ever blessed this world with; he was a loving husband, father, step-father, grandfather and he loved and cared for everyone he knew. He was a retired farmer having been employed with Galbraith Farms, he loved the outdoors, especially gardening, fishing and camping. Survivors include wife, Carol, whom he married September 6, 1975; children, Randy (Kim) Music, Shelly (Jeff) Johnson, James (Pam) Mason, Jeff (Lois) Mason; grandchildren, Alishia, Jessica, Randy, Jeffery, Justin, Harley, Isabelle and Lillian; great-grandchildren, Ella and Ian; brothers, Junior, Charles and Bud Music; sisters, Eva Richards, Ernestine and Nancy Music, Mary Francis Long, Juanita Ely, Florence Smith, Minerva Risner; nieces, nephews and many friends. Family and friends may call 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday in the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson and 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the Lima Missionary Baptist Church, 3085 Yoder Rd., Lima, Ohio. Pastor Donnie Smith will be officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmont Cemetery, Unionapolis, Ohio. Columbus Ohio 10/4/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock


   
PALINKAS, Audrey J. (Burchett)
1934-2007
Audrey J. Palinkas, 51, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 17, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lacy and Laurie Reed Burchett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Palinkas, in 1992. Survivors include a son, Robert Michael Palinkas of Willoughby, Ohio; three daughters, Patricia Palinkas of Wittensville, Pamela Love of Mayfield Heights, Ohio and Peggy Shermer of Highland Heights, Ohio; two sisters, Sarah Rice of Wittensville and Ola Mae Bolan of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Pastor Charles Heater officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland, Ohio, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.02 2007

    
PELPHREY, Myrtle (Ross) (Wright)
1930-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Myrtle Wright Pelphrey, 77, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at Rudioso, N.M. Born March 16, 1930, at Memphis, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Will and Margaret Francher Thompson Ross. She was an employee with Wright's Jewelry and a member of Paintsville Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chesley Wright, in 1979. Survivors include three sons, Gordon Wright of Georgetown, David Wright of Paintsville and Charles Wright of Salyersville; a daughter, Margaret Conley of Rudioso; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Paintsville Church of Christ with Kenneth Chambers officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

  
PENDLETON, Jack
1928-2007
Jack Pendleton, 79, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Heartland of Portsmouth. A native of Paintsville, Ky., he was born June 7, 1928, to the late James Wilbur Pendleton and Dixie Winn Pendleton. He was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Elks, Masons and Jaycees. He was a member of the 1944 undefeated Portsmouth High School football team, and was a former Little League and Senior League coach. Jack retired as general manager of the former Capitol Pontiac-Buick car dealership. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jack is survived by his wife, Joanne Kelley Pendleton; two sons, William Jack "WJ" Pendleton and his wife, Sandy, of Portsmouth, and Steve Pendleton and his wife, Jenifer, of Minford; six grandchildren, Leslie Williams and her husband, Josh, Dustin Pendleton and his wife, Tracy, Jeffrey Pendleton, Todd Pendleton and his wife, April, Derek Pendleton, and Tiffany Pendleton; seven great-grandchildren, Ty, Reade, J.T., Hunter, Lexie, Jackie and Marlie; one brother, John Pendleton; and one sister, Joy Cook. In addition to his parents, Jack also was preceded in death by a grandson, Curt Pendleton; and a sister, Patsy Jarrell. Funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at F.C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth, with the Rev. Kym James officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Curt Pendleton Memorial Fund, c/o US Bank, P.O. Box 195, Minford, OH 45653. Portsmouth Ohio 10/12/07 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
PENDLETON, James Edward
1923-2007
James Edward Pendleton, 84, of Ohio 104, Waverly, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born June 15, 1923, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late Samuel and Josephine Hall Pendleton. He was united in marriage July 19, 1942, to Esther M. Acord Pendleton, who preceded him in death July 30, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Gary. L. Pendleton and Jimmy D. Pendleton, both of Chillicothe; five grandchildren, Sammy Pendleton, Jodi Pendleton, Jimmy Pendleton II, Gina Seel-ing and Lori Rapp; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters; two brothers, John Alfred and Will-iam Pendleton; and a sister, Ethel Carman. He was a retired truck driver, a member of American Le-gion-Merritt Post 142 of Wa- verly, VFW, AMVETS and a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly with Chap- lain James B. Flanagan officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Merritt Post 142. Friends may call on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
PHIPPS, Melvin
1946-20072007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Melvin Phipps, 61, of Oil Springs, formerly of Salyersville, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 1, 1946, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Warnie and Eva Rigsby Phipps. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Phipps and Melvin Ray Phipps Jr.; two daughters, Angel Phipps and Candy Phipps; and three sisters, Alice Howard, Sue Henton, and Janetta Clouse. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Paul Dean Meade and Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was in Eva's Memorial Garden Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.10 2007

  
PICKLESIMER, Mabel Frances (Tackett)
1916-2007
OHIO — Mabel Frances Picklesimer, 90, of Lancaster, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at her residence. Born Oct. 19, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Francis Marion and Elizabeth Mae Blanton Tackett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin Picklesimer, in 2004. Survivors include a son, Jay Picklesimer of Pleasantville, Ohio; two daughters, Jane Brady of Granville, Ohio and Judia McCabe of Rockbridge, Ohio; a brother, Emery Tackett of Winder, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Roy Maple and Robert Collins and Elder Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.05 2007

  
ROWLAND, Timothy Ray
1988-2007
Timothy Ray Rowland, 19, of Flat Gap, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 14, 1988, at Prestonsburg, he was a son of Jerry Michael Rowland of Thealka and Rita Powers and Roy Sammons of Flat Gap. He was a laborer at Fast Lube & Oil Change and member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by grandparents Creval Gullett and Ruth Rowland and Freddie and Madalene Bentley Powers. Additional survivors include a daughter, Gracie Spears of Thelma; and a brother, James Michael Rowland of Johnson County. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 2, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, with Robert Shane Powers and Danny Cole officiating. Burial will be in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.02 2007

    
ROSS, Steward
1923-2007
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. at the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, for Steward Ross, 84, of Springfield, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Community Hospital in Springfield. Mr. Stewart was born Feb. 19, 1923 at Flat Gap, Ky., son of the late Noah Steward and Eliza Travis Ross. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Denver and Henry Clyde Ross. He was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church and was a WWII veteran. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Darleen Ferguson Ross of Springfield; two daughters, Carol Lyn (Robert) Thompson and Deborah Lee (Wendell) Grim; three sons, Steward David (Ethlyn), Joseph Denver (Teresa), and Timothy Denzel (Susanna) Ross, all of the Springfield area; one sister-in-law, Ella Ross; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and one niece and nephew. The service was officiated by Elders Larry Salyers, Patrick Gilliland and Todd Scheiderer, with burial following in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Arrangements under the direction of the Adkins Funeral Home of Enon, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.24 2007
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ROSS, Steward
1923-2007
ROSS, Steward 84, of Springfield, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in Community Hospital, Springfield. Steward was born February 19, 1923 in Flat Gap, KY in Johnson County, the son of the late Noah Steward Ross and Eliza (Travis) Ross. On April 12, 1947 he was united in marriage to Gloria Darleen (Ferguson) Ross, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Carol Lynn and Robert Thompson, and Deborah Lee and Wendell Grim; three sons, Steward David and Ethlyn, Joseph Denver and Teresa, and Timothy Denzel and Susanna all of the Springfield area; fifteen grandchildren: Robert John and Sandy Thompson, Gilda Rae and Wade Aumiller, Christopher and Lori Thompson, Jason Thompson, Dawn Whitacre, Thomas and Nikki Grim, Matthew Ross and fiancée Gillian, David John Ross, Andrew Ross, Noah and Kelli Ross, Hillary and Brandon Lough, Travis and Ritsa Ross, Joanna and Kevin Shuping, Ginny Ross and Jacob Ross; eleven great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ella Ross; a nephew, Kirk Ross; a niece, Eliza Huffman; and a host of family, church family and friends. In addition to his parents, Steward was preceded in death by two brothers, John Denver Ross (1929) and Henry Clyde Ross (1987). Steward was converted and baptized in October 1950 and became a member of the Straight Creek Church, Waverly, until 1967 when he moved his membership to Hickory Grove United Baptist Church. He was a deacon for over 50 years and was a former clerk for Hickory Grove Church as well. Steward served as the Recording Clerk for the Old Paint Union Association of United Baptists for 10 years. Steward was a graduate of Winchester High School, class of 1943, a US Tech Sergeant serving in the India Theater during World War II, and a tool maker for Morris Bean and Company in Yellow Springs, retiring in 1985 after 31 years. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 11:00 AM in the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, Route 161 (between the intersections of South Parkview Road and Route 559) Mechanicsburg, Ohio with Elders Larry Salyers, Patrick Gilliland, and Todd Scheiderer officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio with military honors. Friends may call at the church Thurs. 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steward's memory may be made to the Hickory Grove Church, c/o Todd Scheiderer, 17200 Kandel Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Adkins Funeral Home, Enon, is assisting Steward's family with his final wishes. Springfield Ohio 10/18/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SALYERS, Joe Edward
1933-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Joe Edward Salyers, 74, of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Oct. 25 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Salyers was born Sept. 6, 1933 at Barnetts Creek, Ky., son of Emerald Salyers and the late Ray Salyers. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, a member of the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church and a retired miner and drywall entrepreneur. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Elizabeth Jane Salyers of Oil Springs; two daughters, Deborah Marlene Trimble of Green Cove Srings, Fla., and Jody Annette Wheeler of Oil Springs; one son, Joe Ray Salyers of Staffordsville; one sister, Betty Jean McCarty; four brothers, Paul, Jack, Bill and Gary Salyers; five granddaughters and two grandsons, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. The service was officiated by Elders Jerry Scott, Wendell Ison, Jimmie Price and Larry Blair, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville.

   
SHORT, James Paris "J.P."
1937-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Paris "J.P." Short, 70, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 15, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Russell and Hazel Walters Short. He was self-employed and a U.S. Naval veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Short and Janice Short Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Boggs Short of Paintsville; a son, Jason Short of Van Lear; two daughters, Kathy Rowland and Jamie Harless, both of Van Lear; a brother, Homer Short of Hager Hill; a sister, Garnet Ward of Canonsburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Mark McKenzie and Roger Williams officiating. Burial was in Russell Short Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

   
STAMBAUGH, Karen (Fannin)
1954-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Karen Fannin Stambaugh, 53, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 16, 1954, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Southie and Margie Powers Fannin. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharen Fannin. Survivors include her husband, Mike Stambaugh of Hager Hill; two sons, Timothy Jason Fannin of Van Lear and Andrew Michael Stambaugh of Paintsville; a daughter, Kimberly Dawn Stambaugh of Paintsville; five brothers, Garry Fannin, Billy Fannin and Paul Fannin, all of Van Lear, Darrel Fannin of Staffordsville and Southie Jr. Fannin of Offutt; two sisters, Kathy Jean Arnett of Van Lear and Jennifer Lynn Blanton of Pickle Fork; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh-Preston Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Oct 2007

   
STAMBAUGH, Wanda (Moore)
1933-2007
BOYD COUNTY — Wanda Stambaugh, 74, of Ashland, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 18, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late John Haden and Goldie LeMasters Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Stambaugh, in 1992.  Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Fannin of Ironton, Ohio, and Cathy Stambaugh of Ashland; two brothers, James Harvey Moore of Florida and Gordon Moore of Plain City, Ohio; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Ron Cox officiating. Burial will be in Patty Flats Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.03 2007

   
WARD, John E.
2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — John E. Ward, 68, of Williamsport, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at his residence. He was a son of the late Fred and Mable Walters Ward. He was a production worker with Ford Motor Company and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Mollett Ward of Williamsport; a daughter, Mary Margaret Ward-Petrovich of Michigan; two brothers, Thomas Ward of Virginia and James Ward of Michigan; four sisters, Frieda Shepherd of Pennsylvania, Betty Schindler and Nancy Christian, both of Ohio, and Virginia Brabban of West Virginia; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Monday, Oct. 15, at Mollett Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Eugene Wells officiating and under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.17 2007

  
WEBB, Charles Otis
1939-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Otis Webb, 67, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Friday, Oct. 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Webb was born Nov. 13, 1939 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Otis and Florence Ramey Webb. He was a retired federal mine inspector. Surviving are two sons, Jim Webb of Prestonsburg and Tim Webb of Ulysses, Ky.; two brothers, Martin Leslie Webb of Louisa, Ky., and Delano Goble of Auxier, Ky.; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Harry Neil Frisby, 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 Oct.24 2007

   
WELLS, Christine (Blanton)
1933-2007
Christine M. Wells, age 74, of Huber Heights, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at her home. She was born August 7, 1933 in Paintsville, KY, the daughter of Wallace & Nora (Bragg) Blanton. She was a highly decorated nurse that retired from the VA Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital. She is survived by her son, Robert E. Wells, Sr. and her loving daughter-in-law, Cheryl C. Wells of Huber Heights; grandsons, Bobby, Phillip, & Charley Wells of Dayton; great grandchildren, Elijah, Emma & Taylor; beloved sister, Thelma J. Beam of Dayton; and brother, Adrian (Doodle) Blanton of Lewisburg, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to Beverly Johnson and Sandra (Beanie) Bainter for their extraordinary care in a time of need. The family will receive friends at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH on Friday, October 26, 2007 from 5-8 PM. Interment will be at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville, OH. Published: Dayton Ohio 10/24/2007  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WHITAKER, Earl J.
1924-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Earl J. Whitaker, 82, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Oct. 19 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Whitaker was born Dec. 18, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Tan Whitaker and Nora Lee Martin. He was retired from Chrysler Corp. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Elizabeth Fraley Whitaker. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Paul Wayne Browning, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.24 2007


WILLIAMS, Lillian Ruth (Webb)
1934-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lillian Ruth Williams, 73, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 in Tennessee. Born March 5, 1934, at Oil Springs, she was a daughter of the late Ozzie and Anna Meade Webb. She was a housewife. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Williams, in 2005. Survivors include a son, Ernest M. Williams of Tennessee; a daughter, Deborah J. Baker of Florida; three sisters, Laura Gibbs of Raceland, Ailene Cope of Flatwoods, and Malta Curtis of Flat Gap; three brothers, Darrell Webb of Flat Gap, Charlie Webb of Oil Springs, and Larry Dean Webb of Greenup County; and several grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Webb Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.10 2007

   
WILSON, Francis L. (Mollett)
1935-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church for Frances L. Wilson, 72, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Oct. 25 at her residence. Mrs. Wilson was born April 30, 1935 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Clyde Boyd and Getruce Walters Mollett. She was an office worker with United Business Service. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey S. Wilson. Surviving are five brothers, Eugene Wells of Xenia, Ohio, Paul D. Mollett Wabash, Ind., Dennis Ray Mollett of Boons Camp, Ky., Billy W. Mollett of Sitka, Ky., and Larry Dean Mollett of Lowmansville, Ky.; and five sisters, Mary Ward and Diana Y. Staniford, both of Williamsport, Ky., Shearlene Meeks of Martin, Ky., Betty H. Tackett of River, Ky., and Rita L. Hall of Inez, Ky. The service was officiated by Claude Mollette, Shady Lee Walters and Eugene Wells, with burial in the Mollett Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.31 2007

   
WRIGHT, Garnett (Picklesimer)
1947-2007
OHIO — Garnett Picklesimer Wright, 59, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 22. She was a daughter of the late Merida and Ruie Conley Pickle and a member of Reynoldsburg Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Wright of Columbus; two sons, Christopher Wright and Jonathan Wright, both of Ohio; two daughters, Jennifer Wright and Brittany Wright, both of Ohio; a step-daughter, Nathalee Wright of Ohio; two brothers, Donald Slone and Leonard Pickle, both of Oil Springs; two sisters, Romaine Davis of Columbus and Dora Slone of Oil Springs; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 25, at Pfeifer Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of local arrangements. Big Sandy News Oct 2007
   
Garnett S. Wright, age 59, of Pataskala, passed away on October 22, 2007, at Wexner Heritage House. She was born November 27, 1947, to the late Merida and Ruie Picklesimer (Conley) in Oil Springs, KY. Garnett is survived by her loving husband, Ralph; daughters, Jennifer, Brittany, Nathalie; sons, Chris, Jonathon (Gillyan); grandchildren, Caiyen, Kameron, Savannah, Lilah; brothers, Leonard Picklesimer, Donald Slone; sisters, Dora Williams, Romaine Davis; and several nieces and nephews. Garnett was a friend to all. She loved children and especially her family. She was a member of Reynoldsburg Free Will Baptist Church for over 25 years. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 24, from 5-8 p.m. at the PFEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Reynoldsburg. A funeral service will held at the Reynoldsburg Free Will Baptist Church, 9508 Taylor Rd. on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Sargent officiating. Burial at the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Columbus Ohio 10/24/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
YOUNG, Douglas Sr.
1939-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church for Douglas Young Sr., of Lowmansville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Oct. 20 at his residence. Mr. Young was born July 29, 1939 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Hershell and Sudie Baldwin Young. He was retired from South Central Bell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lora Vanderpool Young. Surviving are two sons, Douglas (Sandy) Young Sr. and Stephen (Angel) Young, both of Lowmansville; three brothers, Danny Young of Lewistown, Maine, and David and Dugan Young, both of Lowmansville; five grandchildren; and his fiancée, Sharon Castle. The service was officiated by Wayne Price, 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 Oct.24 2007



NOVEMBER - 2007

ARROWOOD, William
1926-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — William Arrowood, 81, of River, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at his residence. Born Feb. 28, 1926, in Ashville, N.C., he was a son of the late Herbert and Sally Jackson Arrowood. He was a construction worker and U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Wells Arrowood, in 2000. Survivors include four sons, Paul Arrowood of Tutor Key, David Arrowood, Doug Arrowood, and Roger Arrowood all of River; six daughters, Carla Arms of Paintsville, Debbie Howard of Salyersville, Patty Wallen of Kentucky, Karen Daniels of River, Kaye Joseph of Thelma, and Brenda Daniels of Washington; a brother, Carroll Arrowood of Ashville, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Penland of Ashville, and Ella James of Fayettsville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

   
BAILEY, Maudie (Marshall)
1917-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Maudie Marshall Bailey, 90, of Salyersville, died Monday, Nov. 19, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late David and Ann Marshall. She was a homemaker and member of Old Regular Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Bailey; a brother, Jack Marshall; and three sisters, Maxine Marshall Long, Alene Marshall Fletcher and Sally Marshall Stephens. Survivors include a son, Garland Bailey of Royalton; a daughter, Sandra Sue Bailey Fletcher of Royalton; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Clinton Holland and Ralph Slone officiating. Burial was in Sam Poe Cemetery, Gypsy, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.21 2007

   
BELHASEN, Ronald F.
1933-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ronald F. Belhasen, 74, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Nov. 10. Born May 29, 1933, in Perry County, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Josephine Morgan Belhasen. He was a retired plant manager with American Standard and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Alice Hitchcock Belhasen of Staffordsville; a son, Ronald Keith Belhasen of Corbin; four daughters, Rhonda Belhasen of Paintsville, Linda Belhasen Runyon and Susan Belhasen, both of Staffordsville, and Cheryl Belhasen of Lompoc, Calif.; two brothers, Dr. Franklin K. Belhasen and Charles Keith "C.K." Belhasen, both of Paintsville; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 13, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Wesley Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Donations may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

   
BLANTON, Carl
1930-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Carl Blanton, 77, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Nov. 5, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 25, 1930, he was a son of the late George B. and Rushia Jackson Blanton. He was a coal miner. Survivors include two sons, Carl Roger Blanton of Tutor Key and Jeffery Blanton of Oil Springs; a daughter, Dinah Cheryl Crum of Oil Springs; five brothers, Chalmer Blanton of Campton, Donald Blanton and Kernie Blanton, both of Carey, Ohio, and Dorsey Blanton and Ronald Blanton, both of Oil Springs; two sisters, Boots Burke of Columbus, Ohio, and Juanita Rhinehart of Crane, Mich.; six grandchildren; and two great-granchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 7, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Riceville, with Revs. Melvin Blanton and Joe Scott officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

   
BLEVINS, June (Long)
1918-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — June Long Blevins, 89, of Simpsonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center, Shelbyville. Born Sept. 29, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lundy and Tennie Spradlin Long. She was a production worker with General Electric. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Israel Blevins, in 1993; a brother, Joe Long; and two sisters, Theo Blanton and May Risner. Survivors include two sisters, Agnes Colvin of Simpsonville and Ruth Conley of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

   
BLEVINS, Wayne Cordell
1912-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Wayne Cordell Blevins, 95, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 22, 1912, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Elisha and Elizabeth Craft Blevins. He was a retired coal miner, and a Johnson County Judge- Executive, 1970-1973, 1978-1981, and 1986-1990. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Thompson Blevins, in 1992. Survivors include a son, Carmel Jan Blevins of Tutor Key; two daughters, Peggy Jo Jones of Paintsville, and Katrinka Collins of Hager Hill; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

   
CASTLE, Emma Lou (Picklesimer)
1934-2007
Emma Lou (Pat) Castle, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life on November 2, 2007 unexpectedly at home. She was born June 25, 1934 in Johnson County, KY, married and moved to Dayton, where she lived and raised her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Malissa Patrick and Buel Ray Picklesimer; brothers, William Darley, Elby Buel and granddaughter, Ashley Ann Hamel. Loved ones left to mourn her passing: loving husband, Corbett Nolan Castle; daughter, Kimberly Robin (Sid) Chan; granddaughters, Patchouly Nicolette Banks, Natalie Lauren Hamel; brother, Bob (Jean) Picklesimer of Union, OH; sisters, Venus (Hershell) Vanhoose of Baker Branch, KY, Betty Geers of Oak Island, NC, Janie Picklesimer of Dayton, OH; many well loved nieces, nephews and friends. She was a kind and gentle woman who brought much joy to many and blessed the lives of all who knew her. She will forever be in our hearts. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on November 6, 2007 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia RD. Interment Valley View Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 PM on November 5, 2007. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Arthritis Foundation.

    
CHANEY, Sally (Adams)
1947-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sally A. Chaney, 60, of Paintsville, died Friday, Nov. 9, at her residence. Born May 8, 1947, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Arlie and Oma Marsilett Adams. She was a secretary at Clark Elementary School. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Reffett and Julie Foley. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Chaney of Paintsville; a son, Michael Wayne Chaney of Berea; a brother, Jim Adams of Defiance, Ohio; two sisters, Alma Adams of Warsaw, Ind. and Bonnie Burchett of Prestonsburg; a grandchild; and a step- grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 12, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in Hale Cemetery, Blue River, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

   
COOPER, Irma Louise (Booth)
1923-2007
MARTIN COUNTY — Irma Louise Booth Cooper, 84, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Martin County, died Saturday, Nov.24 2007. Born March 10, 1923, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late John Morgan and Lessie Jordan Booth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dempsey Cooper; four brothers, Sheridan Booth, Clifford Booth, Shelvie Booth, and Auxier Booth; and two sisters, Esther Booth and Oralee Booth. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Cooper of Nashville; two sisters, Jean Booth Small and Audrey Booth Triplett, both of Warfield; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 25, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel, Warfield. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.30 2007

   
COCHRAN, Ray Delano
1948-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ray Delano Cochran, 59, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Oct. 10, 1948, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles Elmer and Hazel Alta Cantrell Cochran. He was a funeral director. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Cordell Cochran. Survivors include a brother, T.J Cochran of Denver. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 1, at Fishtrap United Baptist Church, with Sam Reed, Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, Carson Cochran and Dan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

   
CRACE, Estill 'Junior'
1932-2007
Estill "Junior" Crace, 75, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Riverside Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Riceville, Ky., to the late Estill and Georgene Rice Crace. He was retired from Laborers Local 83 of Portsmouth, Ohio, and was a member of Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alma May Riley Crace, whom he married July 30, 1952, in Indiana; three sons, Howard (Nina), Keith (Lisa) and Howard (Melissa) Crace Jr; five brothers, Dexter, Loren, Roger and Clifford Caudill, and Larry Rice; two sisters, Janet Jordan and Loretta Adkins; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Fannie McGahan; and two brothers, Doug and Austin Caudill. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, Ohio, with Pastor Ronnie Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, from 6 to 9 p.m., and one hour before the service Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, Ohio. 11/14/07 Portsmouth,Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CRACE, Eugene Paul
1935-2007
Eugene Paul Crace, 72, Wabash, passed away 2:07 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born to Charlie James and Josephine Pearl (Blair) Crace in Barnetts Creek, Kentucky on September 10, 1935. He married Eula Jane Martin on October 10, 1957, she passed away July 20, 1993. Paul retired from United Tech Wabash, also Wabash Material in Wabash. He was a member of Wabash Freewill Baptist Church and he was a United States Army Veteran served from 1953 to 1955. He is survived by three sons, Kenneth R. Crace, Darvin L. Crace and Jason A. Crace (Diane) all of Wabash; three daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Teresa) Smith and Cathy Crace both of Wabash and Mrs. Dave (Pamela) McKnight of Claypool; two brothers, Bill Crace and Jason Crace (Faye) both of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Shane E. Smith (Tiffany), Ryan D. Smith, Landon Smith, Christopher Crace (Katie), Joel D. McKnight, Jessie McKnight, Carlee J. Crace and Alexandra King; five great grandchildren, Blake E. Smith, Ashton I. Smith, Jackson E. Smith, Cora M. Crace and Cody M. Troyer. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Hill Blackburn, three brothers and one sister. Services for Paul Crace will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Officiating his services will be Pastor Tim Prater and Tim Webb. Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana. Visitaion for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2007 at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Preferred memorials are to Wabash Freewill Baptist Church. Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
CROLEY, Wilma Jane (Jayne)
1934-2007
CROLEY, Wilma Jane (Jayne) a very special friend and mother, age 73, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born September 5, 1934 in Riceville, KY the daughter of Nolan & Polly (Fugate) Vaughn. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Bill Jayne; husband, Walter Croley; granddaughter, Bridgette McGarey. Survivors include her children, Beverly & Richard McGarey, Johnny Jayne, Kathy & Jim Tucker; grandchildren, Jared & Shane Tucker, Cole Jayne, & Frank McGarey; great grandchild, Frank McGarey; brothers, Roger & Douglas Vaughn; favorite pet, her cat, Indy; and a world of friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH, with Pastor Cathy Pittman officiating. Burial will follow at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 PM and on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of services. Dayton Ohio 11/14/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CURTIS, Norma Jean (Branham)
1952-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Norma Jean Branham Curtis, 55, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at her residence. Born Feb. 22, 1952, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Odis Branham of Paintsville and Okie Mae Dale Lemaster of Flat Gap. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include her husband, Robert Curtis of Flat Gap; a son, Bobby Gene Curtis of Flat Gap; four daughters, Mary Lemaster and Jessica Lemaster, both of Flat Gap, Janie Flint of Bloomington, Ind., and Kristie Curtis of Van Lear; two sisters, Marcia Cantrell of Thelma and Margie Spears of Staffordsville; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

      
DANIEL, Virgil D.
1918-2007
Virgil D. Daniel, age 89, passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening, October 30, 2007. He was born July 26, 1918, in Thelma, Kentucky. Virgil retired from Mead Corporation in 1983. A longtime resident of Norwood, Ohio, he and his wife relocated to the Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village, Monroe, Ohio, in 1987. Mr. Daniel is preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Sallie (nee Ward) Daniel; brothers Jewel Ray and Asa B.; and sister Opal Marie Ward. He is survived by his wife, Carol Warren (nee Morris); a sister, Ena Mae Childers (and Martin) of Thelma, KY; sister-in-law, Donna Marie Neu also of Mt. Pleasant Village; son Virgildee (and Louise nee Vetter), Major, U.S. Army (retired), of North Olmsted, Ohio; and daughter Linda Carol Wright (and William) of Norwood, Ohio. He has seven adult grandchildren, Virgil Dean, Troy Basil, Kendra Louise, Veronica Christine, Katrina Marie (SSgt, USAF) Daniel and Cedric Barrett (a veteran of the Iraq war) and April Demelza Wright; four great grandchildren, Logan, Molly, EmmaRose and Lorelei; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 12:00 NOON at the Monroe Presbyterian Church, 57 West Elm Street, Monroe, Ohio, 45050. Interment was at North Monroe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Mt. Pleasant Life Care Fund c/o OPRS Foundation, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH, 43229 Arrangements by WILSON-SCHRAMM-SPAULDING FUNERAL HOME. Middletown Ohio 11/14/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DECKER, William K.
1932-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — William K. Decker, 75, of South Deerfield, Mass., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, at his residence. Born April 17, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late George V. and Veronica Decker. He was a teacher and coach at Paintsville High School from 1956-1958. Survivors include his wife, Joyce A. Jones Decker of South Deerfield; two sons, William K. Decker Jr., of Simsbury, Conn., and Thomas Decker of Stamford, Conn.; three daughters, Janice Curry and Catherine Conroy, both of Conroy, Mass., and Karen May of South Deerfield; a brother; a sister; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 26, at Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield. Local arrangements were under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

    
DEROSIER, Dr. Arthur Henry
1931-2007
Dr. Arthur Henry DeRosier, 76, of Billings, Mont., died peacefully in his sleep Nov. 15 at the home of his son Brett Preston Scott in Louisville, Ky., after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Linda Scott DeRosier, the former Linda Sue Preston of Williamsport, Ky. Dr. DeRosier was born in Norwich, Conn., on Feb. 18, 1931, son of the late Arthur Henry and Rose Raymond DeRosier. He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Arthur DeRosier. Surviving in addition to his wife are four adult children, Deborah DeRosier (David) Lasseter of Jackson, Miss., Marsha Carol DeRosier (Sam) Stone of Columbia, S.C., Brett Preston Scott of Louisville, and Melissa Estelle DeRosier (Jim) Thomas of Cary, N.C.; two sisters, Rose Alfieri and Estelle Ryan; one brother, Don DeRosier; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Paintsville Herald Friday Nov 23 2007

   
FRAZIER, Helen Faye (Castle)
1932-2007
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Helen Faye Castle Frazier, 75, of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 11 at her residence. Mrs. Frazier was born June 17, 1932 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Vern and Opal Preston Castle. She was a graduate of Meade Memorial High School, Pikeville Jr. College and Morehead State University, and taught seven years for Johnson County Schools, three years for Paintsville Head Start and 20 years for Paintsville Elementary, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a member of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Frazier; one brother, Ernest Ray Castle; and one grandson, Jeremy Adkins. Surviving are one son, David (Lisa) Frazier of Kenova, W.Va.; one daughter, Karen (Barry) Adkins of Paintsville; two brothers, Robert (Frieda) Castle of Paintsville and Wayne (Peggy) Castle of Pickerington, Ohio; one sister, Brenda Kay (Jim) Burkett of Hager Hill, Ky.; eight grandchildren, David E. Frazier, Dylan, Lindsay and Michaela Solise, and Christopher M., Andrew G., Tessa L. and Lucas E. Adkins; her aunt, Frances Faye May of Louisa, Ky.; several sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The service will be officiated by Larry O’Bryan, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.14 2007


FULTZ, Glendine (Sherman)
1936-2007
FULTZ, Glendine Sherman (Tobias) 71, of Urbana, passed from this life into her heavenly home November 15, 2007. Born October 21, 1936, in Ashland, KY, she was the 2nd daughter, and 6th child of 15 children born to Ervin and Dixie (Rice) Sherman of Paintsville, KY (both deceased). In 1945 the Sherman family moved from Catlettsburg, KY to Mechanicsburg, OH. Glendine attended High School there and graduated from Clark Co. JVS in Springfield, OH. She married Donald Tobias of Mechanicsburg in 1953 (deceased 1973) and lived in Springfield for the next 16 years. They became the parents of 3 beloved children, Robert Steven (deceased Thursday, November 8, 2007) (Pam) Tobias, Dianna Susan (Jeff) Anderson and Donald Mark Tobias. In 1976 she married Roger Fultz of Urbana. In addition to her husband, and 2 children and spouses who survive are 5 precious grandchildren, Lori Fulton, Erica (Danny) Morrow, Matthew (Katie) Tobias, Amanda Tobias and Nicole Fultz. A beloved grandchild, Ryan Steven Tobias, passed away in January 2005. Also surviving are 9 great grandchildren in whom she delighted, Chaney and Hayden Fulton, Maxwell "Ryder" Brown, Eli and Alex Morrow, Ryan Christopher and Ashton Thomas Tobias, Nicholas Fultz and Haley Howard, 4 sisters, 5 brothers also survive, Janet Shipley, Brenda (Gale) Dixon, Yvonne (Larry) Hampton, Judy (Rick) Michael, Robert (Ilene) Sherman, Bert (Diane) Sherman, Edgar (Goldie) Sherman, Lowell (Barbara) Sherman and Terry (Julie) Sherman. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents, first husband, her son, her step- son, 1 grandson, are 2 sisters, and 3 brothers, Betty Hill, Jane Tull, Dickie Sherman, Jim Sherman and Bill Sherman. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2007 in the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday in the Mechanicsburg Baptist Church with Rev. Andrew Scott officiating. Burial will follow Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice 1343 N. Fountain Street Springfield, OH. Springfield Ohio 11/17/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
FURCOLOW, Carolyn (Rowe)
1915-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Carolyn Rowe Furcolow passed away Nov. 27 at her home in Paintsville. She was born July 16, 1915, in Heathsville, Virginia to the late Carroll Jett Rowe and Evelyn Hall Rowe. She was a 1940 graduate of Mary Washington College in Virginia and was an elementary school teacher prior to her marriage to Michael Leo Furcolow, M.D., on Nov. 28, 1942. She is survived by four children; Carol Ann Furcolow of Fort Collins, Colorado, Michael Leo Furcolow Jr., of Paonia, Colorado, John Rowe Furcolow, M.D. and his wife Melisa of Paintsville, and Constance Sue Furcolow of Glendale, California. There are two grandchildren, Scott Michael Furcolow and Samuel Christian Rowe Furcolow and two great-grandchildren, Ansley Caroline and Ava Elizabeth Furcolow. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Rowe, the last of six siblings. Carolyn had many interests and hobbies throughout her life. She played the organ for Christ the King Church in Lexington, and later at St. Francis de Sales Church in Kilmarnock, Virginia. She was very creative and loved weaving rugs and afghans as well as making crafts, cooking and sewing. She traveled extensively all over the world with her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked in Kentucky to the Christian Appalachian Project in Hager Hill, and in Virginia, to the Fairfield Rescue Squad in Fairfield, Virginia. There will be a memorial service in Paintsville, Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. There will also be a memorial service in Burgess, Virginia, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Faulkner Family Funeral Home, with burial immediately afterward in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Kilmarnock, Virginia. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

   
HEBEBRAND, Betty J.(Vanhoose)
1934-2007
Betty J. Hebebrand, age 73, of Lynn Haven, Florida and formerly of Perrysburg, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on October 8, 1934, to Kellam and Elsie (Osborn) Vanhoose and she married Herbert J. Hebebrand in Elyria, Ohio on September 27, 1969. She worked as an office manager for Dr. Pietz where she retired in 1979. She was a former member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Lowmansville, Kentucky where she was baptized and saved. She was a current member of St. Andrews Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida, Order of the Eastern Star Toledo Chapter #341 O.E.S., Lady of the Zenobia Shrine, the American Legion Post #400 of Lynn Haven, Florida and the Ladies Auxillary of the VFW Post #1079. She is survived by her husband, Herbert J. Hebebrand; children, Patty A. (Glenn) Salyer, Teresa R. (Chris) Johnson, Jeff A. (Kay) Hebebrand, Keri L (Fred Winkler) Seifert and Keli I. (David) Mezzanotte; grandchildren, Jamie (Courtney) Swerlein, Jackie Swerlein, Jimmie (Melissa Phillips) Johnson, Tony (Vesta) Johnson, Maegan, Benjamin, and Caitlin Hebebrand, Katie and Tyler Seifert, Joseph, Ava, Robert and Nick Mezzanotte, Cherise (Jay Booth) Salyer and Caitlin (Ramone Thomas) Salyer; great grandchildren, Lila, Ella, Hannah, Jonah, Adora and Ariel; brother, Leonard (Brenda) Vanhoose and sister, Marylou (Gene) Meade. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kellam and Elsie. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-9 P.M. in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary in Perrysburg (419.874.3133) where funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor James Vanhoose, officiating. Entombment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the charity of the donor's choice.

   
HILL, William Elwood
1934-2007
William Elwood Hill, 73 years, 2 months, and 9 days of West Liberty, Kentucky, husband of Nannie (Lemaster) Hill passed away Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky. The son of the late Glenn and Esta (Williams) Hill was born in Morgan County on August 30, 1934. After 30 years of service, William Elwood retired from Delco Products. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Hill, Jr. and one nephew, Frankie Hill. William Elwood is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nannie (Lemaster) Hill, one daughter, Helen (Hill) Gevedon of West Liberty, Kentucky, and one son Craig Edward Hill and Cassie of Fairborn, Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers and their wives, Lowell and Belvanell Hill of Oil Springs, Kentucky and James and Geraldine Hill of Louisville , Kentucky, four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Phyllis Skaggs and Jim and Debra Lemaster of Fairborn, Ohio, Dennis and Linda Lemaster of Flat Gap, Kentucky, and Gale and Vicki Lemaster of West Liberty, Kentucky, four grandchildren, Zachary Gevedon of West Liberty, Kentucky, Breanna Kay, Glen Edward, and Jacob Elwood Hill of Fairborn, Ohio, one step-granddaughter, Brook Miller of Fairborn, Ohio, and a host of nephews and nieces. Visitation will be between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 10th at Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty, Kentucky. Graveside Prayer Services will follow at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 10th at Paint Valley Memorial Gardens in Crockett, Kentucky with Bro. Rick Keeton officiating. Active pallbearers are Tim Lemaster, Mike Lemaster, Bill Mason, Sheldon Ball, Zachary Gevedon, and Rick Kelly. Honorary pallbearers are his many friends and neighbors. Courtesy of the Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty, Morgan Co.,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
HITCHCOCK, Ronnie Dale
1946-2007
Ronnie Dale Hitchcock, 61, of St. Rt. #335, Beaver, Ohio died 10:42 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born August 24, 1946 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of late Willie Hitchcock and Sarah Myrtle (LeMaster) Hitchcock of Beaver, Ohio.  On February 27, 1963, he was united in marriage to Wanda Faye (Castle) Hitchcock who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons: Jeffrey D. Hitchcock of Beaver, Ohio, Darren D. Hitchcock and wife Linda of Beaver, Ohio and Bryan S. Hitchcock and wife Lisa of Minford, Ohio; 7 grandchildren: Chasity, Darreck, Brittany, Amber, Matthew, Kyle and Kaleb Hitchcock; a great grandchild: Braylon Lamerson; a brother: James E. Hitchcock and wife Bergita of Logan, Ohio; 3 sisters: Olga Klaiber of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Mary Maddox and husband Danny of Odessa, Texas and Vickie Nickell and husband James of Waverly, Ohio. Ronnie was preceded in death by his father and 2 brothers: Marvin and Gary Hitchcock. Ronnie was a retired construction sheet metal worker for Local #98, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Veteran of the Vietnam Era, volunteer minister at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio, a member of D.A.V. and member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Portsmouth, Ohio with Pastor Kenneth Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Stockdale Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Merritt Post #142, Waverly, OH. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one half hour prior to the service at the church. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
HOLBROOK, Wilma (Blanton)
1928-2007
Wilma Blanton Holbrook of White Oak, KY, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007, at Morgan County ARH, West Liberty, KY, at the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 8 days. She was born on Sunday, July 22, 1928, in Paintsville, KY, a daughter of the late Carl & Nora Ferguson Blanton. Wilma was united in marriage to Bert Holbrook. To this union, two sons were born, Garry and Larry. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Chloie Daniels and two brothers, Cortis Blanton and Freddie Blanton. She is survived by her husband, Bert Holbrook; two sons, Garry Holbrook and Larry Holbrook and Dorothy of White Oak, KY; 5 grandchildren, Mark Holbrook and Mindy, Myles Holbrook, Meridith Kay Morrison & Clinton, Aisha D'Ann Holbrook, Capria E. Pichette & Josh; one great granddaughter, Muriel Holbrook; two sisters-in-law, Betty Blanton and Jean Blanton; several nieces and nephews and friends; and her care takers, Melinda Gibson and Tabitha Helton. Funeral service 10:00 a.m., Sunday, December 2, 2007 at the Potter Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Collett and Elder Jimmy Adkins officiating. Burial in the Holbrook Cemetery, White Oak, KY. Visitation 6 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Family & Friends. Honorary Pallbearers: All Her Many Friends. Courtesy of the Potter Funeral Home web site of West Liberty, Morgan Co.,KY. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
HOWARD, Joe E. "Jody" Jr.
1948-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Joe E. "Jody" Howard, Jr., 59, of Martin, died Monday, Nov. 12, at Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital, Ashland. Born Aug. 25, 1948, at Paintsville, he was a son of Joe E. Sr. and Georgia Arrington Howard of Florence. He was a retired CSX Railroad engineer, served as Martin City Councilman, past chairman of the Martin Community Center Board, and member of Allen Baptist Church and John W. Hall Lodge #950. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Tyler Howard. Additional survivors include his wife, Jayne Halbert Howard of Martin; a son, Shawn Elliott Howard of Gunlock; a daughter, Amy Susanne Hyden of Prestonsburg; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 15, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Pastor Arnold Turner officiating. Masonic services were Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

   
HUGHES, James Dennis
1932-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Dennis Hughes, 75, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at his residence. Born Sept. 20, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Dennis Remus and Mary Katherine Matney Hughes. He was a cable repairman with South Central Bell, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois Hughes, in 2006. Survivors include a daughter, Levina Hughes Shelton of Paintsville; a brother, Frank Marion Hughes of Paris; two sisters, Bonnie Jo Price of Oil Springs and Billie Jane Spencer of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Paintsville, with Father Hoppenjans officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

    
JOSEPH, Sue Avonell (Miller)
1935-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Sue Avonell Miller Joseph, 72, of Salyersville, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Jessee Joseph Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of Salyersville Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bert Miller and Seldon Miller; and a grandchild. Survivors include her husband, Buck Joseph of Salyersville; two sons, Danny Joseph of Salyersville and Jack Joseph of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Janet Patrick and Lucille Minix, both of Salyersville; two brothers, Larry Miller of Maysville and Garry Miller of Salyersville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 5, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

   
KELLY, Mona (Evans)
1912-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mona Evans Kelly, 95, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Feb. 19, 1912, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Mary Kelly Evans. She was a cook with Flat Gap School. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lundy Kelly, in 1981. Survivors include three sons, Windell Kelly of Flat Gap and Marlin L. Kelly and William D. Kelly, both of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Wanda Kelly Holbrook of Springhill, Fla.; a half-sister, Julie Bishop of Ashland; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Salyers and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.21 2007

  
LAFFERTY, Sondra Kay (Buzzard)
1943-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sondra Kay Lafferty, 64, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Nov. 1, at her residence. Born Sept. 13, 1943, in Marion, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Glen and Marie Buzzard. Survivors include two sons, Darren Cox of Flat Gap, and Troy Cox of Wittensville; a brother, Robert Buzzard of Montana; and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 4, at Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Doug Crider officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

   
MARTIN, Molly Edith (Lemaster)
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Molly Edith Lemaster Martin, 69, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at her residence. Born March 28, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Cova Blevins Lemaster. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Helen Sue Hall and Frank Lemaster, Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Patty Lafferty of Van Lear, Carolyn Van Hoose and Marissa McCarty, both of Paintsville; six brothers, Ricky Lemaster and Freddie Lemaster, both of Staffordsville, Ronnie Lemaster of Warsaw, Ind., Gene Lemaster of Glasgow, Charles Lemaster of Wabash, Ind., and Everett Lemaster of Mansfield, Ohio; a sister, Anita Hall of Staffordsville; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation anytime prior to service Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the funeral home.  Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

   
MILLER, Ernest
1927-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ernest Miller, 80, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Jasper and Polly Cole Miller. He was retired from the Highway Transportation Department and a member of United Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Arnett Miller; a son, Mendell Miller; and a sister, Ida Bailey. Survivors include two sons, Billy Ray Miller of Royalton and Windell Miller of Salyersville; a daughter, Sharon Arnett of Royalton; four sisters, Lula Back of Knox, Ind., Cleda White of Half Mountain, Levna Howard of Lick Creek, and Ocie Lykins of Staffordsville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Hershell Wright officiating. Burial was in Tip Arnett Cemetery, Sublett, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

   
MILLER, Mataline
1935-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 5 at the Magoffin Funeral Home in Salyersville, Ky., for Mataline Miller, 72, of Salyersville, who passed away Friday, Nov. 2 at Central Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Miller was born June 13, 1935 in Coalie, Ky., daughter of the late Arthur and Biddle Kilgore Holbrook. She attended New Bethel Assembly of God Church, Swampton Baptist Church and Salt Lick Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ballard B. Holbrook, and one daughter-in-law, Denise Miller. Surviving are her husband, Lewis W. Miller; six children, Lonnie Dean (Racine) Miller of Prestonsburg, Ky., Ronda Faye (Charles) Butcher of Van Lear, Ky., Laura Marie (Adam) Whitaker, Michael (Jodie) Miller and Danny Miller, all of Salyersville, and Kevin (Betsy Bailey) Miller of Morehead, Ky.; two sisters, Pauline (Goebel) Salyer Jr. of Hilldale, Mich., and Lorraine (John) Wireman of Jonesville, Mich.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one step-brother, George Arthur Holbrook of Ohio, and two step-sisters, Opal and Ruby Cox, both of Ohio. Burial was in the Miller Family Cemetery in Fredville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.14 2007

   
MOLLETTE, Dairel Lynn
1955-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dairel Lynn Mollette, 52, of Meally, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at his residence. Born June 30, 1955, in Johnson County, he was a son of Ocilene Walters Lewis of Thelma and the late John R. Mollette. He was a maintenance employee with Johnson County Schools. Additional survivors include his step-father, Fontaine Lewis of Thelma; a step-son, Daniel Lee Johnson of Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Nicole Lynn Mollette of Berea; three brothers, Darvin Lee Mollette of Meally, Denvil Ray Mollette of Staffordsville, and James Doyle Mollette of Huber Heights, Ohio; two step-brothers, Phillip Lewis of Boons Camp, and Steve Lewis of Lowmansville; five sisters, Phyllis Brown of Mt. Sterling, June Pennington of Berea, Arlene Howard of Thelma and Angie Reed and Libby Butcher, both of Maysville; and a step-sister, Christine Price of Boons Camp. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and until time of service Thursday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

   
MONTGOMERY, Evangelist Clifford Dempsey
1948-2007
OHIO — Evangelist Clifford Dempsey Montgomery, 59, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1948, at Paintsville, the son of the late Marion Lee Montgomery and Amanda Alice Tackett Montgomery. Clifford was an Evangelist and attended the Pentecostal Holiness House of Prayer. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam era. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kelsey Ann Montgomery; his brother, Benjamin Montgomery and his sister, Elizabeth Spears. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Brenda Burke Montgomery; his children, Amanda (Chris) Hobbs of Wellston, Clifford (Heather) Montgomery of Shelby, Ohio, and Tina (Jeremy) Williams of Jackson; brothers, Mac Montgomery, Wilbur Montgomery, Jamie Montgomery and Jesse Montgomery, all of Willard, Ohio; as well as eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Pentecostal Holiness House of Prayer with Pastor Dennis Hanvey and Pastor Bo Starr officiating. Burial was in Ridgewood Cemetery with military graveside services by the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston. Funeral services were under direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.21 2007

   
PACK, Edgar
1930-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Edgar Pack, 77, of Paintsville, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 7, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Elbridge and Nora Daniels Pack. He was a truck driver with Davis Sawmill. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hinkle Pack of Paintsville; two sons, Edgar Pack Jr. of Hager Hill and Tim Pack of Ohio; two daughters, Janie Moore and Nanny Martin, both of Marion, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 4, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Dan Heaberlin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.07 2007

  
PACK, Elder Hobert
1934-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elder Hobert Pack, 73, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 28, 1934, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Jettie Marie Burchett Pack. He was a former deputy sheriff, a member of Hurricane United Baptist Church and a U.S. veteran. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Pack Jr. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Mollett Pack of Williamsport; a son, Paul Irvin Pack of Williamsport; two daughters, Awilda Ann Pack Green of Thelma and Connie Hurt of Williamsport; two brothers, Clarence Pack of Boons Camp, and Don E. Pack of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Schwartz of Chipley, Ohio, Sarah Delong of Van Lear, Jean Schwartz of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Janet Sue Morris of Florida, and Edna Mae Pack Walters of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Hurricane United Baptist Church, Williamsport, with Kevin Wheeler, Doug Preston, David Baldwin and Jim Lemaster officiating. Burial will be in Pack Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

  
PALMER, Anna Grace (Wilson)
1936-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anna Grace Wilson Palmer, 71, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Nov. 11, 1936, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late James Paul and Edna Sherman Wilson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John Carl Palmer of West Van Lear; two sons, John Calvin Palmer of Hager Hill and James Edward Palmer of West Van Lear; a daughter, Paul Ann Blair of West Van Lear; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

  
PATRICK, Richard
1931-2007
INEZ - Richard Patrick, 76, died peacefully at his home in Inez, KY on Nov 7, 2007. He was born April 28, 1931 to Jessie and Minnie Ward Patrick. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Sally Stacy Patrick. Also surviving are five daughters; Ollie James Doerre and Audrey Patrick of Lexington, KY; Thelma Mollette of Meally, KY; Betty Omvig of St. Louis, MO; and Launa Phelphrey of Paintsville, KY; also seven sons, Kelly Patrick, Richard Jr. Patrick and Gary Patrick all of Inez, KY, Blaine Patrick of Tampa, FL, Bobby Patrick of Louisa, KY, Amos Patrick of Columbus, OH and Jessie Patrick of Paintsville, KY. Mr. Patrick was preceded in death by a son, Issac Patrick and a daughter, Elizabeth Patrick. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nelvie Stacy James, pictured with him here. Richard was a proud grandfather of 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was also survived by three brothers and three sisters, he had lost two brothers and a sister. The services were held at Richmond-Callaham Funeral home in Inez, KY with Rev. Tim McCoy officiating and burial followed at the family cemetery also in Inez, KY on Nov 10, 2007. Published 12/2/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
PENNINGTON, Clarence Eugene ‘Papaw’
1942-2007
Clarence Eugene Pennington, 65, of Willard, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Pennington was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Ashland, son of the late James Clarence and Georgia Ann Stambaugh Pennington. He was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Julia Joyce Pennington; one brother, Johnny Pennington; and one sister, Barbara Pennington. Surviving are three daughters, Beth (Randy) Hall and Barbara “Barbie” (Kenny) Floyd, both of Grayson, Ky., and Nancy (Peter) Desaulniers of Canada; one son, Jimmy (Dawn) Pennington of Grayson; four brothers, Ernest Lee Pennington of Berea, Ky., and Ed, Ike and Allan Osborne, all of Johnson County, Ky.; four sisters, Pauline Moyers of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Connie King, Lavon Pennington and Lou Ann Curtis, all of Johnson County; eight grandchildren, Amber and Austin Floyd, Cody Porter, Logan Hall, Ashley and Kayla Sparks, Carly McKenzie and Emilee Pennington; and one great-grandchild, Jayda Kelly. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, with Kenny Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Cribbs Hill Cemetery near Grayson. Arrangements under the direction of the Sparks Funeral Home of Grayson. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov 28 2007

   
PETERS, George Robert
2007
George Robert Peters, 72, of Waverly, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. He was born in Paintsville, Ky., a son of the late Joe and Goldie Peters. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Betty E. Crider Peters, on April 20, 1996, whom he married Sept. 15, 1957; four sisters, Jane Earwood, Irene Ruggles, Violet Peters and Linda Peters. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Peters of Rarden and Ro-ger (Denise) Peters of Waver-y; four daughters, Janice (Everett) Neal of Mount Vernon, Fonda (Glen) Marrcinko of Waverly, Evazinnia (Greg) Ray of Waverly and Lavinia Peters (and fiance, Douglas Cook of Beaver); one brother, Michael Peters of Piketon; four sisters, Izane Showalter of Reynolds-burg, Minnie Gordon of Ken-tucky, Genora Napier of Lan-caster and Glenda Fyffe of Piketon; eight grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Beaver, with Mike Crabtree officiating. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 11/16/07 Portsmouth,Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
PHELPS, Francis
1911-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Francis Phelps, 96, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 9, 1911, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Lon and Ethyl Stanley Phelps. He was a coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Zora Edith Daniels Phelps, in 1997; a son, James Wallace Phelps; and two brothers, Doug Phelps, and Bill Phelps. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jean Helton of Huntington, W.Va. and Frances Franklin of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Edwin "Pete" Phelps of Meally and Paul Phelps of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Emma Lee Ward of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Evelyn Miller of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Paintsville Church of Christ with Kenneth Chambers and Dave Flannery officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 4 - 8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Paintsville Church of Christ. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

  
PREECE, Walker
1930-2007
MARTIN COUNTY — Walker Preece, 77, of Debord, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born June 5, 1930, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Alex Preece and Jane Preece. He was a Korean War veteran, Survivors include his wife, Olive Newsome Preece of Debord; three sons, James Walker Preece and Arthur Preece, both of Greenville, N.C., and Edgar Preece of Offutt; three daughters, Joyce Gay Hammond and Sheila Ann Jude, both of Inez, and Sherry Lynn Samons of Paintsville; two sisters, Martha Jane Robinson of Virginia and Betty Lou Robinson of Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Inez, with Tim McCoy and Lonnie Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Preece Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.14 2007

  
RAMEY, Delores
1943-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Delores Ramey, 63, of East Point, died Monday, Nov. 19, at her residence. Born Nov. 21, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Thelma Goble Ramey. She was a nurses aide. Survivors include a sister, Anna Faye Younce of Offutt. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bro. Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.21 2007

  
RATLIFF, Michael Ray
1965-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Michael Ray Ratliff, 42, of Denver, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at his residence. Born Feb. 24, 1965, in Elkhart, Ind., he was a son of Ray Ratliff of Denver and Virginia Hitchcock, also of Denver. He was a coal miner. Additional survivors include his wife, Donna Johnson Ratliff of Denver; step-mother, Rose Ratliff of Denver; maternal grandmother, Avonelle Hitchcock of Denver; two daughters, Jessica Ratliff and Rachael Cantrell, both of Denver; and two sisters, Linda Jo Trimble of Denver and Misty Hall of Floyd County. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Colvin, Rutherford Blair, and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Sam Blair Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

  
RUCKER, Garnetta (Wells)
1925-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Garnetta Wells Rucker, 82, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 11, 1925, in Martin County, she was a daughter of the late Marion Jackson and Alice Burke Wells. She was a retired postal worker and member of Van Lear Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Russell "Bill" Rucker of Van Lear; four daughters, Lynda Lee Rucker Ratliff and Emma Ruth Collins, both of Van Lear, Dana Jean Mathews of Lexington and Lori Lynn Castle of River; a sister, Imogene Wells Sammons of Van Lear; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Bro. B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

   
SPARKS, Larry
2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Larry Sparks, 61, of New Baltimore, Mich., died Wednesday, Nov. 21. Born in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Mary Skaggs Sparks. He was a member of Faith Outreach Fellowship Church. Survivors include his wife, Philis Castle Sparks of New Baltimore; stepmother, Nora Sparks of Flat Gap; a son, Larry K. Sparks Jr. of Ohio; two daughters, Tina Gleistone and Theresa Abney, both of Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

   
SPENCER, James C. "Tart"
1936-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — James C. "Tart" Spencer, 71, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Nov. 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 24, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Curt and Ada Hannah Spencer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Loyse Gene Spencer; and three grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Polly Click Spencer of Hager Hill; three sons, Chuck Spencer of Warsaw, Ind., Darrell Spencer of Riceville, and Terry Spencer of Leander; three daughters, Velvetta Morgan of Leander, Dinnah Perry of Salyersville, and Felicia Spencer of Floyd County; a brother, Don Spencer of Hager Hill; four sisters, Bonnie Rivers of Hager Hill, Patsy Tackett of Keaton, Nora Ward of Floyd County, and Betty Sue Cosby of Gulf Port, Miss.; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 26, at Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Scott and Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

   
TACKETT, Neoma Fay
1980-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Neoma Fay Tackett, 27, of Denver, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at her residence. Born March 22, 1980, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Versie Mae Castle Tackett of Hager Hill and the late Jr. Lemaster. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Neoma Mae Kestner. Additional survivors include three brothers, Troy Lewis Tackett of Lowmansville, Billy Meade of Magoffin County, and James Meade of Mt. Sterling; and a sister, Ruthie Tackett of Riceville. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Doug Kestner officiating. Burial was in Picklesimer Family Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

 
THOMPSON, Alice Ann
1947-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alice Ann Thompson, 60, of Paintsville, died Monday, Nov. 12, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 24, 1947, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Saul B. and Clara Rose Meek Williamson. She was a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gallie Thompson of Paintsville; two sons, Richard Thompson of Johnstown, Ohio, and Mitchell Thompson of Newark, Ohio; two daughters, Cynthia Thompson of Johnstown and Mary Money of Zanesfield, Ohio; two brothers, Gordon Williamson of Louisville and Robert Williamson of Louisa; four sisters, Myra Young, Margaret Wells and Linda Wells, all of Blaine, and Ida Fugitt of Ashland; and eight grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 15, at Thompson Cemetery, Blaine, with J.K. Caudill officiating, and under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

  
THOMPSON, Arthur Graydon "Grady"
1940-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arthur Graydon "Grady" Thompson, 67, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 9, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Sarah Cox Thompson. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Diana McCoy Thompson of Lowmansville; two daughters, Linda Fairchild and Margaret McCloud, both of Lowmansville; two brothers, Harvey Thompson of Ohio and Walter Thompson of Staffordsville; two sisters, Nora Bell Moore of Charley and Stella Burgess of Louisa; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Paul Cox and Tony Grimm officiating. Burial was in Thompson-Cox Cemetery, Charley, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Nov 2007

  
VANHOOSE, Carl Thomas
1954-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Carl Thomas Vanhoose, 53, of LaGrange, died Thursday, Nov. 1, at Baptist Hospital NE, LaGrange. Born Feb. 14, 1954, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Paris and Opal Grim Vanhoose. Survivors include a sister, Debbie Vanhoose; three half-brothers, Grover Vanhoose of Fostoria, Ohio, Keith Vanhoose of Harrod, Ohio, and Terry Vanhoose; and a half- sister, Gerri Henderson of Alger, Ohio. Graveside funeral services were Monday, Nov. 5, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Wayne Price officiating and under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2007

    
WARD, Gracie Fae
1925-2007
Gracie Fae Ward, 82, of Glenhaven Drive, Columbus, OH, died Friday, November 30, 2007 at Minerva Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, OH. She was born July 2, 1925 in Paintsville, KY, the daughter of the late Andy R. Ward and Lounettie Caudill Ward. Surviving are one sister, Cynthia Ellen Ward of Columbus, OH; and a host of nieces and nephews. Gracie was a data processor for the water division of the U.S. Geological Survey and a member of Poes Run United Baptist Church in Chillicothe, OH. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2007 at BOYER FUNERAL HOME, Waverly, with Rev. Samuel Damron and Rev. Les Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, OH. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the time of service on Monday. Columbus Ohio 12/2/2007 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

 
WELLS, Walter Eliphas ‘Bob’
1924-2007
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church in Thealka, Ky., for Walter Eliphas “Bob” Wells, 83, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Nov. 23 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Wells was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Jacob Green and Leota Preston Wells. He was a retired coal miner and he served with the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Fitch Wells of Paintsville; one daughter, Brenda Kay Slone of Paintsville; one step- brother, Ollie Montgomery Jr.; one half-sister, Margaret Ann Wells Preston; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The service was officiated by Gary Blair, with burial in the J.T. Wells Cemetery at Tutor Key, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.05 2007


WILLIAMS, Rubye Marion (DeHart)
1939-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at the First Church of God in Paintsville, Ky., for Rubye Marion Williams, 68, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 29 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Williams was born Sept. 3, 1939 in Providence, Ky., daughter of the late Jesse Abraham and Alice McCormick Dehart. She was a cafeteria worker with the Paintsville school system. Surviving are her husband, Edward Park Williams of Paintsville; one son, Eliot Ward Williams of Morehead, Ky.; four daughters, Jessica Jane Roberts and Melody Beth Williams, both of Burlington, Ky., Marlene Spradlin of Staffordsville, Ky., and Jennifer Jo Williams of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one sister, Dorothy Nell Mitchell of Kankakee, Ill.; and three grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Dan Heaberlin, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.05 2007



DECEMBER - 2007


BALDWIN, Randy
1961-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Randy Baldwin, 46, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 6, 1961, he was a son of Dessie Faye Barker Baldwin of Paintsville, and the late Lee Eldon Baldwin. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Baldwin. Additional survivors include a son, Randall Baldwin of Oil Springs; and five sisters, Denita Baldwin, Melissa Blanton, and Sandra Blanton, all of Oil Springs, Lecia Baldwin of Paintsville, and Terrecia Baldwin of Mudhall, Okla. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Michael Greider officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

    
BALL, Pauline (Greene)
1915-2007
Pauline Greene Ball, 92, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mrs. Ball was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Arthur and Samantha Ellen Gibbs Greene. She was the longest living member of the 39th Street Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Circle, a charter member of the Hillendale Homemakers and a member and past president of Boyd County Extension Homemakers, which dedicated a room in her honor. She also was Master Parliamentarian and current Parliamentarian of Boyd County Extension Homemakers, past president of Northeast Area Extension Homemakers, Kentucky Extension Homemakers Board Management Education Chairman, University of Kentucky Boyd County District Board Chairman, past president of Boyd County Extension Council and a Kentucky Colonel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben E. Ball; a daughter, Llewellyn Long; a brother, Arthur Roman Greene; and two sisters, Alice Jewell Fairchild and Mary Sue Ross. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Beth Patton, and her husband, Ora Michael, of Flatwoods; and a grandson, Lance Michael Patton and his wife, Melanie, of Lexington. Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by elders Arthur Breeding and Mike Saunders. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the 39th Street Baptist Church building fund.  Ashland,KY  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BLAIR, Christopher B.
2007
Christopher B. Blair, 29, of Vadito, N.M., passed away Dec. 28. He is survived by his father, Sam (Victoria) Blair of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Bonnie Castle of San Luis, Colo.; two children, Lotus and Christopher Blair Jr.; a twin brother, Andrew Blair of Richmond; and his fiancee, Donna Sandoval. Rosary was recited Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. at the Rivera Chapel, with graveside services to held noon, Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Castle Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 5, 6-10 p.m. at the Phelps Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Rivera Family Mortuaries and Crematory. Announcement courtesy of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008

   
BLAIR, Malvrie (Fields)
1933-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Malvrie Blair, 74, of Sitka, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Feb. 22, 1933, at Sitka, she was a daughter of the late Willis and Sophia Akers Fields. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Ray Blair; and a grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Lou Blair of Sitka and Sandra Sue Blair of Ashland; a half-sister, Carolyn Somerville of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 29, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.02 2008


BURKE, Betty Jean (Salyer)
1932-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Jean Burke, 75, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 29, 1932, in Stockbridge, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie Lewis Salyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Burke, in 1989. Survivors include a son, Gregory Allen Burke of Williamson, S.C.; two daughters, Paulette Spradlin of Ivel and Robinette Caird of Paintsville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 7, at Preston Funeral Chapel, with Chuck Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.12 2007

    
CASTLE, Jimmie L. Sr.
1940-2007
Jimmie L. Castle Sr., age 67 of West Jefferson passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in his residence. He was born February 26, 1940 in Paintsville, KY, the son of the late Raymond and Roberta Castle. Jim was the owner of Jim's Trucking, was a past West Jefferson police officer for seven years and a past Madison County Deputy Sheriff for three years. Jim loved his Street Rods and loved spending time with his street rod buddies. Survivors include wife, Wathena, whom he married March 13, 1957 in Paintsville, KY; a son, Jimmie Lon Castle, Jr. of West Jefferson; his pride and joy, granddaughter, Abigale Elizabeth Castle; two brothers, Al (Jerri) Castle of West Jefferson and Marcus (Bertie) Castle of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Ruby Castle also of Columbus; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Raymond Castle, two sisters Kathleen Castle and Charlene Castle-Daniels. Family and friends may call 2-8 P.M. Sunday in the RADER-MCDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson where Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Monday with Rev. Jerry Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Alton Cemetery, Galloway. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Jefferson Community Free Will Baptist Church, 130 Plain City-Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson, OH 43162 or the American Diabetes Association, 471 E. Broad St., Suite 1630, Columbus, OH 43215 Columbus  Ohio 12/29/2007.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
COOK, Kandi Renee Elizabeth (Tackett)
1989-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kandi Renee Elizabeth Tackett Cook, 18, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 15, 1989, in Willard, Ohio, she was a daughter of John Tackett of Oil Springs, and Tammy Isaac Laney of Waverly, Ohio. Additional survivors include her husband, Donald Cook of Oil Springs; a son, Zander Tackett of Oil Springs; step-dad, Terry Laney of Waverly; grandmother, Beulah Estep of Oil Springs; a brother, Nick Fuller of Flat Gap; a step-brother, John Laney of Mansfield, Ohio; and two sisters, Jamie Cisco of Flat Gap and Sandra Tackett of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jeff Baldridge officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

   
CRAFT, Flora Maxine (Jarrells)
1920-2007
Flora Maxine Craft, 87, of Portsmouth, passed away at Edgewood Manor on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007. She was born in Paintsville, Ky., Sept. 28, 1920, to the late James and Alka Roberts Jarrells Sr. Flora was a retired cook, a member of Apostolic Gospel Church, a life member of Moose Family Center and a strong supporter of the Democratic party. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynn (Steve) Jordan of McDermott; one brother, Ora Jarrells of Portsmouth, two granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn Jordan and Katie Jo Jordan, both of McDermott; and several nieces and nephews. Flora also was preceded in death by her special friend, Glenn R. Reynolds; three brothers, Robert L., Fred A. and James Jarrells Jr.; and four sisters, Frances McGraw, Mary Ann Cook, Ida Jarrells and Mildred Johnson. Funeral services will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with the Rev. Robert Coffey officiating and interment following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice.  Portsmouth,Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DUTTON,Herman
1987-2007  
Herman Dutton, 83, of Wabash died Friday, December 21, 2007 at 4:00am at his home. He was born February 24, 1924 in Kentucky to Liss and Sylvia (Price) Dutton. He married Beulah Waller in Paintsville, Kentucky on May 1, 1948; she died November 26, 1987. Herman worked 20 years for Wabash Alloys. He is survived by 2 Sons, John (Dawn) Dutton, and Jimmy Jack Dutton, both of Wabash; Daughter, Hattie Keaffaber of LaFontaine; Step-Son, Homer Penix, Jr. of Wabash; 23 Grandchildren, Several Great and Great Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, and his brother, Grover Dutton, who died in 1975. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 10:30am with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 9:30-10:30am Wednesday at the funeral home. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home Wabash, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham Dec 2007

    
FERGUSON, Alamander
2007
Alamander "Al" Ferguson, age 76, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007. He worked as a supervisor for Columbus Coated Fabrics for over 38 years. He served as a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post #532. He was a member of Laurel Canyon Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by wife Susie Ferguson, parents Con and Ruth Ferguson, brother Carol (Elizabeth) Ferguson, sisters Melissa Ferguson, Esta (William) Fyffe, son Ricky Ferguson. Survived by brothers, Con (Virginia) Ferguson, Parnell (Glenda) Ferguson; and in-laws, Lorine (Jesse) Blankenship, Gilbert (Helen) Music, Gussie Music, James (Virginia) Music and Frank (JoAnn) Music; daughters, Terry (Phil) Byers, Donna (Joe) Starc and Dana (John) Pinskey; grandchildren, Bryon Reed (Amanda Allen), Brett Byers, Amanda Starc, Jessica Reed (Ralph Tufts), J.T. Starc, Johnny Pinskey; and great granddaughter, Lilyonna Tufts; and special friend, Bonna Dennis. He will be missed by family and friends. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2007 at SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP, 3030 W. Broad St. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Columbus Ohio 12/29/2007 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
FITCH, Alka (Blevins)
1922-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Alka Fitch, 85, of Martin, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 20, 1922, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Dona McKenzie Blevins. She was a retired nurse's aide with Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Fitch; two sons, Randell Fitch and Darrell Fitch; and two sisters, Almie O'Bryan and Gracie Preston. Survivors include three sons, Ralph Fitch of Larwill, Ind., David Fitch of Martin, and Lenville Fitch of Marengo, Ohio; a daughter, Juanita Ousley of Martin; two brothers, Lewis Blevins, Jr. and Orville Blevins, both of Staffordsville; three sisters, Alice Hale of Fairborn, Ohio, Sola Stevens of Ohio, and Nancy Justice of Warsaw, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with William Jarrell officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery, Martin, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.12 2007

   
FLETCHER, Shelly J. (Conley)
1974-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Shelly J. Fletcher, 33, of Royalton, died Saturday, Dec. 22, at her residence. Born Oct. 5, 1974, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Mary S. Gibson Fletcher and the late Raymond Conley. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Mone Conley and Jeffery Conley. Additional survivors include her husband, Adam Fletcher of Royalton; step-father, Wayne Fletcher; two sons, Adam Fletcher Jr. and Aystin Lee Fletcher of Salyersville; a daughter, Ashley Jean Fletcher of Salyersville; a brother, Tim Conley of Salyersville; and a sister, Jessicca Howard of Salyersville. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Gun Creek United Baptist Church with William Paul Perkins and Herman Roberts officiating. Burial was in Fletcher Family Cemetery, Gun Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

    
FRALEY, Joe David
1962-2007
FLOYD COUNTY — Joe David Fraley, 45, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at Green Rock. Born Feb. 15, 1962, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth Hicks Fraley. He was a disabled laborer for pipeline. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mitchell Fraley; and a sister, Bonnie Hall. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Ramey Fraley; two step-sons, Sammy Ramey of Paintsville and Robert Daughterty of Knoxville, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Prissa Mullins of Oil Springs; and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Fraley Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.12 2007

   
FYFFE, Link Jr.
1924-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Link Fyffe Jr., 83, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Boyd County, he was a son of the late Link Sr. and Stella Wright Fyffe. He was a gas and oil driller and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Harry Fyffe of Georgia; a brother, Billy Jo Fyffe of Lexington; and four sisters, Mabel Fyffe Lemaster, Mertie Belle Fyffe and Mary Fyffe Trimble, all of Paintsville, and Dorothy Fyffe Salyer of Loraine, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

  
GAMBILL, Thelma (Young)
1935-2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Thelma Young Gambill, 72, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 23, 1935, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Lise Young and Hattie Legg Gambill. She was a homemaker and a member of Flatfork Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Gambill; and 13 brothers and sisters. Survivors include five sons, Tony Gambill, Edgar Gambill, James Gambill, and Lynn Richard Gambill, all of Salyersville, and Vernon Gambill of Richmond; three daughters, Brenda Slone, Donie Taulbee and Sharon Sue Gambill, all of Salyersville; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 8, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Gambill Cemetery, Litterals Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.12 2007

  
GOBLE, Timothy Ray
1948-2007
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Timothy Ray Goble, 59, of Auxier, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Goble was born Sept. 28, 1948 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Vernon and Della Hatfield Goble. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are four brothers, Frankie, Larry, Danny and Bobby Goble, all of Auxier; five sisters, Linda Wells and Sheila Greer, both of Auxier, Connie Meek of Louisa, Ky., Donna Childers of Meally, Ky., and Rita Reffett of Hager Hill, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The service will be officiated by Jerry Scott, with burial in the Goble Family Cemetery on Jockey Hollow at Auxier. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.21 2007

   
GREEN, Alpha
1935-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Alpha Green, 72, of Lowmansville, died Friday, Dec. 14, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 31, 1935, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles and Bell Salyers Green. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lorain McKenzie Green, in 1999. Survivors include five daughters, Nancy Castle of Wittensville, Teresa Arlean Castle of Sitka, Marlean Castle of Flat Gap, Bertha Irean Castle and Rosemary Castle, both of Lowmansville; three brothers, Danny Green of Springfield, Ohio, Bobby Eugene Green and Charles Gray Green, both of Lowmansville; four sisters, Margaret Preston of Springfield, Ohio, Goldie May Castle of Hazard, Garnet Sue Swann and Joyce Mahon, both of Charley; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one step-great- grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 17, at George's Creek United Baptist Church with Paul Castle and Carlos Preston officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.21 2007

   
HALL, Virgil Ray
1941-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virgil Ray Hall, 66, of Meally, died Thursday, Dec. 27, at his residence. Born May 12, 1941, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Virgil and Emma Parker Hall. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and member of Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Christine Wells Hall of Meally; two sons, Ronnie Hall of Paintsville and James Hall of Campton; three brothers, Gary Hall of Meally, Arthur Hall of Volga and James Hall of Martin; a sister, Mary Kirk of Meally; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 30, at Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Adkins and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Edgar Wells Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.02 2008

   
HAMMOND, Rebecca A. (DeLong)
1927-2007
Rebecca A. Hammond, age 80, of Mt. Sterling, died December 24, 2007 in Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus. She was born April 25, 1927 in VanLear, KY. She was the daughter of James and Clara (Bloomfield) DeLong. Ms. Hammond retired as a Corrections Officer at Pickaway Corrections, worked several years as a Supervisor at Orient State Institution. She taught Sunday School classes most of her adult life. Endless Volunteer work. Special giver to all. She loved flower gardening with her dog by her side. She was preceded in death by parents, husband Paul Ray Hammond, brothers Spurgon DeLong, Harvey DeLong; and an infant; half-brother Curt DeLong. sister Almeda Hamilton, half-sister Mary DeLong Hicks. She is survived by her children, Claudia Lynn (Ted) Richardt of Evansville, IN, Denise Houser of London, Gregory A. Hammond of Williamsport, John T. Hammond of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Carey Michelle (husband Jody) Tiernan of Union, Kevin Ray Houser and Rachel Marie Houser both of Columbus, Paul Ray Hammond of Williamsport; two step- grandchildren, Mallory Richardt Jacinto and Gregory Kent Richardt both of Evansville, IN; great granddaughter, Corinne Tiernan; sister, Elisie Holloway of London; brothers, Andrew DeLong of South Charleston, James DeLong of London; several cousins, nieces, nephews. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the Dry Run United Methodist Church located on Egypt Pike in Chillicothe. Rev. Martin Denes officiating with the burial following in Twin Township Cemetery in Bourneville. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 28, 2007 at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 from 3-8 p.m. Family suggests memorial contributions may be given to the Dry Run United Methodist Church. Columbus Ohio 12/27/2007. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
JACKSON, James Jr.
1972-2007
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m. at the New Bethel Free Will Baptist for James “Bugg” Jackson Jr., 35, of Riceville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Dec. 22 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Jackson was born April 19, 1972 in Paintsville, Ky., son of Alma Jean Saylor and James Jackson Sr. of Riceville. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Dewayne Jackson. Surviving in addition to his parents are one daughter, Destiny LeShea Jackson of Boons Camp, Ky.; two brothers, Joseph Jackson of Riceville and Sol Jackson of Hager Hill, Ky.; and two sisters, Janice Ann Chapman of Lexington, Ky., and Janet Lynn Ratliff of Clay City, Ky. The service was officiated by the Rev. Danny Ward, with burial following in the Jackson Family Cemetery at Riceville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008

   
JENKINS, Bennie
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bennie Jenkins, 69, of Sitka, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at his residence. Born Jan. 12, 1938, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Ernest and Thelma Francis Jenkins. He was a laborer. Survivors include three brothers, Robert Jenkins of Radcliff, Ernie Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio, and William Jenkins of Paintsville; and three sisters, Rushie Rector of Tennessee, Rosetta Ferguson of Keaton, and Geraldine Owens of Sitka. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Virgil Ferguson, Jr. and Jerry Ross officiating. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.21 2007

   
JENKINS, James Ray "Ray Bob"
1952-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Ray "Ray Bob" Jenkins, 55, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at his residence. Born Feb. 14, 1952, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Ernest and Thelma Francis Jenkins. He was a laborer. Survivors include four brothers, Bennie Jenkins of Flat Gap, Robert Jenkins of Radcliff, Ernie Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio, and William Jenkins of Paintsville; and three sisters, Rushie Rector of Tennessee, Rosetta Ferguson of Keaton, and Geraldine Owens of Sitka. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Virgil Ferguson, Jr. and Jerry Ross officiating. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

  
JUDE, Lavonna Jean
1967-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m. at the home of Marie Jude on Big Petercave Road at Pilgrim, Ky., for Lavonna Jean Jude, 40, of Pilgrim, who passed away Monday, Dec. 31 at her residence. Mrs. Jude was born July 16, 1967 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of Ford Jude and Euvone Blackburn. Surviving in addition to her parents are one son, Johnathon Cody Oniel Jude of Pilgrim; four half-brothers, Lee Tackett of Lawrence County, Ky., Christopher and Lyle Jude, both of Pilgrim, and Eric Jude of Inez, Ky.; and one sister, Brenda Kay White of Inez. The service was officiated by Buddy Stacy, David Stacy, Tim McCoy and Rush Muncy, with burial in the Jude Family Cemetery at Pilgrim. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008


KIMBLER, Patricia (Vickers)
1944-2007
A private family service will be held at a later date for Patricia Vickers Kimbler, 63, of Panama City Beach, Fla., who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Mrs. Kimbler was born March 17, 1944 in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Howard J. and Nancy Wells Vickers. She was a licensed realtor and childcare provider. Surviving are her husband, Harry M. Kimbler Sr.; two sons, Harry M. Kimbler Jr. and Karry J. Kimbler; one daughter, Tricia L. Kimbler; two brothers, Larry J. (Lajeana) Vickers and Garry H. (Helen) Vickers; four sisters, Nieda (Ray) McCallister, Debbie (Billy) Woolsey, Pam (Henry) Long, and Teressa Vickers; and two grandsons and one granddaughter; and special friend, Vaughan Nelson.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.12 2007

   
LEWIS, Mary Rebecca (Jones)
1930-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Rebecca Jones Lewis, 77, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 15, 1930, in Boyd County, she was a daughter of the late Terry Allen and Kathryn Elizabeth Borders Jones. She was a retired businesswoman and court reporter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lewis, in 1987; and two brothers, Dr. Henry Allen Jones and Roy Douglas Jones. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Lou Chandler and Anne Lewis, both of Paintsville, Jenny Lewis of Deane and Lisa Conley of Silver Springs, Md.; a brother, Dr. John Oliver Jones of Russell; eight grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 14, and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.14 2007

  
MCCARTY, Bessie (Jones)
1928-2007
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Inez, Ky., for Bessie Jones McCarty, 79, of Inez, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 15 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. Mrs. McCarty was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Pike County, Ky., daughter of the late Frelin and Gusty Jude Jones. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Manford McCarty. Surviving are four sons, Don (Linda) Parsons of Pilgrim, Ky., Darrell (Ima) Parsons of Warfield, Ky., and Harold and Elvis (Jackie) Parsons, both of Inez; five daughters, Romaine (Jerry) Rhodes of Ohio, Clair Preece of Wittensville, Ky., Faye (James) Kirk and Avonell (Sam) Dials, both of Inez, and Maddie (Marty) Welch of Hager Hill, Ky.; two sisters, Jean and Mae Marcum, both of Pikeville, Ky.; and 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. The service was officiated by Tim McCoy, with burial in the Muncy Cemetery at Meathouse, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.21 2007

   
MCCARTY, Nevaeh Addison (Vance)
2006-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Nevaeh Addison McCarty, 1, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Infant McCarty was born Nov. 7, 2006 in Fayette County, Ky., daughter of Douglas Brian Vance of Staffordsville, Ky., and April McCarty of Hager Hill. Surviving in addition to her parents are her grandparents, Eva and Gene McCarty of Hager Hill, and Jill and Doug Vance; great-grandparents, Roberta and Burl McCarty, Frances and Junior Fannin; and Marilyn Jean and Lowell Gene Pointer; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the McCarty Family Cemetery at Oil Springs, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.12 2007

  
OSBORNE, Frank
1921-2007
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Frank Osborne, 86, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Monday, Dec. 31 at his residence. Mr. Osborne was born April 25, 1921 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Pat Osborne and Alice Delong. He was a water plant foreman for 40 years and a U.S. veteran. Surviving are his wife, Flora Dixon Osborne of Hager Hill; one daughter, Lilly (Jeff) Laudermilt of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren. The service was officiated by B. Joe Hill and L.C. Moore, with burial in the Osborne Family Cemetery at Hager Hill. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008

    
PATRICK,Tamera Jeanine (Prater)
2007
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Tamera Jeanine Prater Patrick, 37, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, at her residence. Born July 27, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Charles Prater and Benneta Adams. She was a business owner and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Michael Patrick of Salyersville; a son, Michael Tanner Patrick; and a sister, Amanda Lee of Salyersville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Robert Simmons, Blaine Deploy and Larry Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Prater Family Cemetery, Rock House, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Vistation all day today, Friday, Dec. 21, and until time of services Saturday, Dec. 22, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.21 2007

   
PELPHREY, David Paris “Pierce”
1927-2007
Pelphrey, David Paris “Pierce”, 80, of Beavercreek, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Paintsville, Ky, the son of Frank & Murzie (VanHoose) Pelphrey. He was formerly employed as a Carpenter for Arnold Enterprises. During his retirement he continued his woodworking craft and enjoyed watching his vegetable garden grow. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earl Pelphrey; and sister, Olga Mohler. Survivors include his wife, Betty Pelphrey; daughter, Cara Jeanette Pelphrey of Dublin, Ohio; brothers, Dick (Betty) Pelphrey of Sarasota, Fla, Bill (Jessie Lee) Pelphrey of Burlington, Ky, & Ben (Carol) Pelphrey of Columbus; twin sisters, Christine (Jim) Wright of Red Bush, Ky and Maxine Blair of Staffordsville, Ky; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, Beavercreek Chapel on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow at Johnson County Cemetery, Paintsville. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
POWERS, Donna Sue (Wells)
1937-2007
COLORADO — Donna Sue Powers, 70, of Alma, Colo., formerly of Meally, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at University Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo. Born Feb. 1, 1937, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Nevard and Edna Mae Webb Wells. She was a sales clerk with a retail department store. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Powers. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Gail Powers of Alma; a son, John P. Wells of Wabash, Ind.; and a sister, Barbara Branham of Texas. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 17, at Highland Church of Christ, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Short Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

  
RATLIFF, Lenora (Blevins)
1940-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lenora Ratliff, 66, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 31, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Eunice Gullett Blevins. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Steve Ratliff of Paintsville; two sons, Glenn David Ratliff of Oil Springs, and Steve Allen Ratliff of Paintsville; a daughter, Sheila Gauze of Louisa; two brothers, Lon Blevins and Michael Blevins, both of Finlay, Ohio; a sister, Sue Lemaster of Hager Hill; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Revs. Donald Ray Caudill and Joe Harman officiating. Burial will be in Ratliff Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Vistation anytime today, Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.  Big Sandy News Dec 2007

 
RAY, Paul Dennis
1938-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Paul Dennis Ray, 69, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec. 23, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Aug. 13, 1938, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Hershel and Ova Reed Ray. He was retired from East Kentucky News. Survivors include his wife, Rose Hayes Ray of Paintsville; a son, Paul Alvin Ray of Richmond; a daughter, Annette Ray Williams of Georgetown; a step-daughter, Teresa Emmons of Manitou; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

   
RENFROE, Anna Louise (Kretzer)
1929-2007
Anna Louise Kretzer Renfroe, 78, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. Anna was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Johnson County, to the late Charles and Mima Thomas Kretzer. Anna worked as a saleswoman at Star's department store for many years and was a Christian. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Delbert Kretzer, Johnny Kretzer, Jimmy Kretzer and Earl Kretzer; and three sisters, Vivian Kretzer, Violet Kretzer and Faye Sparks. Anna is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, George William "Bill" Renfroe; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Mark Renfroe of Prince George, Va., and Timothy Lee Renfroe and his wife, Sharon, of Ashland; a sister, Ellen Mc-Knight of Ashland; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted by Shane Brown, Joel Crawford, Eunice Lagwig and Esther Duncan at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Burial will will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna's memory may be made to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101 or the Alzheimer's Association, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40220-1330. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
ROSS, Billy Ray II
1988-2007
Billy Ray Ross, II of Wheelrim Rd., Hazel Green, KY, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007, in Menifee County, KY, at the age of 19 years, 1 month, and 14 days. He was born on Tuesday, November 1, 1988, at Paintsville, KY, son of Billy Ross and Dale Gibson Ross. Billy was a factory worker. He is survived by his father, Billy Ross of Wheelrim Rd., Hazel Green, KY; his mother, Dale Gibson Ross, Salyersville, KY; three sisters, Romona and David Dunn of Hazel Green, Kathleen Ross of Salyersville, and Barbara Ross of Ashland; his grandmother, Helen Risner of West Liberty; one daughter, Angelena Ross; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the home of Billy Ross with Rev. David Gambill officiating. Burial in the Ross Cemetery, Hazel Green, KY. Visitation 1:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of Billy Ross. Potter Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers: Family & Friends. Courtesy of the Potter Funeral Home of West Liberty, Kentucky. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
ROWLAND, Lonnie Charles
1963-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lonnie Charles Rowland, 43, of Morristown, Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 7 2007. Born Dec. 29, 1963, in Ohio, he was a son of Ruth Preston and the late Herbert Rowland. Survivors include his wife, Veneisa Centers Rowland; two sons, Jarrod Rowland of Iraq, and Dakota Rowland of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Danielle Centers of Paintsville; five brothers, Stony Rowland and Rocky Rowland, both of Stanton, Randy Rowland of Van Lear, Fred Rowland and John Rowland, both of Sevierville, Tenn.; and six sisters, Inez Fannin and Lotey Smith, both of Flat Gap, Angela Taylor of Florida, Hannah Williams of Morristown, Tenn., Lisa Rowland of Mt. Pairie, Ind., and Tonya Rowland of Georgia. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.12 2007

   
SAYLOR, Eva (Pennington)
1920-2007
OHIO — Eva Saylor, 87, of New Concord, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Zanesville, Ohio. Born March 20, 1920, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Jerry and Ellen Blair Pennington. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Church. Survivors include a son, Richmond Salyor of Cambridge, Ohio; three daughters, Shirley Wellman of Greenfield, Ind., Melvina Tackett of Wittensville and Janie Knicely of Cambridge; a brother, Burley Pennington of Falcon; a sister, Ruby Conley of Flat Gap; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 14, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Mike Cordle and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.14 2007

   
SEARS, Mary Ellen
2007
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Funeral Home for Mary Ellen Sears, 90, of Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Dec. 22 at her residence. Mrs. Sears was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard N. Sears; and two brothers, Everett and James Hurley Cantrell. Surviving are five children, Karen J. Bourke, Richard K. Sears Sr., Judy E. West, Birch N. Sears and Alvin Sears; and nine grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Evergreen Funeral Home of Louisville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008


SPARKS, Mary (Mills)
1942-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Mills Sparks, 65, of Lowmansville, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born April 27, 1942, in Clay County, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Jane Roberts Mills. She was a sales clerk with Wal-Mart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Mills, in 1984. Survivors include two sons, Carl Roger Sparks of Lowmansville and George Rowland Sparks of Alexandria; a daughter, Lois Fossitt of Alexandria; two sisters, Burlene Lynn of Paducah and Bernice Bowling of London; seven grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley and Joe Adkins officiating. Burial was in Sparks Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Dec 2007

   
SPRIGGS, Chester
1923-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church for Chester Spriggs, 84, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11 2007 at his residence. Mr. Spriggs was born Aug. 1, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Burl and Jenny Meeks Spriggs. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Haney Spriggs of Meally; two sons, Ronnie Spriggs of Meally and Tommy Spriggs of Hager Hill, Ky.; four daughters, Connie Crabtree and Kathy Sisco, both of Meally, Theresa Tackett of Hager Hill, and Pam Davis of Van Lear, Ky.; two brothers, Burl Spriggs of Charleston, S.C., and Euel Spriggs of Dallas, Texas; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Tim Case, Randy Haney and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial following in the Spriggs Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 12, 2007

   
SPURLOCK, Gloria Jean (Castle)
1940-2007
Gloria Jeanne Castle Spurlock, 67, of Prestonsburg, died Fri, Dec 21, 2007, at the Cleveland Clinic. Born June 2, 1940, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Lorraine Stambaugh Stapleton of Paintsville, and the late Jack C. Castle. She was a Thoroughbred trainer, a homemaker and a former registered nurse. She is survived by her husband, Burl Wells Spurlock. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Paintsville, and the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Beau Spurlock (Susan Rose) of Prestonsburg; two grandchildren: Julia Rose Spurlock and Elizabeth Ivy "Libby' Spurlock. Funeral services will be held Sat, Dec 29, at 1pm, at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Walz and Rev. Wesley Stedtefeld officiating. Burial will be in the Spurlock Cemetery, in Prestonsburg. Visitation is 1-9pm, Fri, at the First United Methodist Church. Memorials are suggested to Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, 4089 Ironworks Pkw., Lexington, KY 40511-8400, www.khpfoundation.org or Highlands Foundation, 5000 KY Rt. 321, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, Jeanne C. Spurlock Memorial Fund Emergency Department. The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home.  Lexington Ky. 12/26/2007 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
STANIFORD, Donald Lee
1940-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Donald Lee Staniford, 67, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born Aug. 20, 1940, in Floyd County, he was a son of Edna Johnson Staniford of West Van Lear and the late Linzie Staniford. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Scott Staniford. Additional survivors include his wife, Judy Staniford of Columbus; a son, Donnie Staniford; two brothers, James Staniford of Blaine and Rick Staniford of Louisa; seven sisters, Thelma Sturgill, Brenda Butcher, and Deloris Stapleton, all of Paintsville, Patty Lyon of Salyersville, Glenda O'Bryan of Lexington, Debbie Burke of Prestonsburg, and Teresa Spradlin of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 13, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with John Meade officiating. Burial will be in Nim Sturgill Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 1-10 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.12 2007

   
STAPLETON, Johnny Carson
1927-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Johnny Carson Stapleton, 80, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 8, 1927, he was a son of the late Dow and Alka Auxier Stapleton. He was a retired mechanic with Johnson County School System. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Willidene "Billie" Stapleton. Survivors include three sons, Paul Anthony and Terry Stapleton, both of Flat Gap, and Randy Stapleton of Nippa; two daughters, Helen Blanton of Flat Gap, and Kathy Murray of Paintsville; a sister, Gaye Bailey Goble of Flat Gap; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 16, with Rev. Jeff Blanton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.21 2007

   
STAPLETON, June (Pelphrey)
1928-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — June Stapleton, 79, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at her residence. Born Sept. 25, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Brooks and Swannie LeMaster Pelphrey. She was a clerk with Cox Department Store. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Stapleton. Survivors include three brothers, John G. Pelphrey of Stambaugh, Jack Pelphrey of Flat Gap and Kenny Pelphrey; and a sister, Edna Grace Caudill of Stambaugh. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with James Kelly Caudill, Joe Carroll, Mitchell Spradlin, and Darrell Newsome officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5-10 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Big Sandy. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.30 2007

   
TRAVIS, Edward
1953-2007
Edward Travis, 54, of Catlettsburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Travis was born June 12, 1953, in Paintsville, the son of the late Johnny Travis and Evelyn Huff Travis. He loved racing, was a construction worker and a member of Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. He was also a proud member of the Elks Club in Catlettsburg. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Justina (Gary) Hamilton of Ashland; a nephew, Shawn Franklin of Greenup; a great-nephew, Ian; and a great-niece, Cheyenne. Funeral services will be at noon, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by the Rev. Leon Dalton. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home. Ashland,KY.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
WARD, Carol Sue
1946-2007
JOHNSON COUNTY — Carol Sue "Susie" Ward, 61, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 31, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born May 9, 1946, in Huntington, W.Va., she was a daughter of Flossie Berry Ward of Paintsville, and the late Max L. Ward. She was a retired waitress. Additional survivors include two brothers, Gregory Max Ward of El Paso, Texas and Berry Joe Ward of Paintsville. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2008

  
WARD, Charles R.
1943-2007
Charles R. Ward, 64, of Springfield, died at 5:10 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2007 in his residence. He was born October 13, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky to George and Essie (Bowens) Ward. He had worked as a truck driver for V&K Trucking for 14 years. Survivors include four children and spouses, Richard & Patty Ward, New Carlisle, Robert & Janet Ward, Tresa Ward and Melissa & Eric Woodland II, all of Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 19 grandchildren; his ex-wife Betty Ward; a step-son, David & Sandy Wooten, Ewing, Virginia; one brother, Dave & Shirley Ward; two sisters, Lois Jean Paul and Allene Litton and numerous and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Brian in 2004 and a brother, George. Friends may call from 5 to 7 on Tuesday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Glen McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 12/4/2007.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
 WATKINS, Jewell (Collins)
1931-2007
Jewel Watkins, 76, Wabash, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. at Wabash County Hospital. She was born Jan.7, 1931, in Paintsville, Ky., to Robert and Minnie (Birchfield) Collins. She married Rondle Watkins in Kentucky on May 31, 1949, and he died June 1, 1985. Jewel worked 15 years at Kroger Egg Exchange, Wabash, and 15 years at United Technologies, North Manchester. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary, all of Wabash. She loved to bowl and was a longtime member of the Wabash Women's Bowling Association. She also was an avid bingo player. Jewel moved to Wabash in 1955 coming from Hueysville, Ky. She is survived by a companion, Jack Hall, Wabash; three children, Ronnie (Betty) Watkins and Betty (Jerry) Harrell, both of Wabash, and Donnie (Dawn) Watkins, Galveston; seven grandchildren, Jamie Watkins and Rhonda Bickel, both of Wabash, Jeremy (April) Harrell, Hendersonville, Tenn., Jason Harrell, Wabash, and Abby Watkins, Ethan Watkins and Emily Watkins, all of Galveston; two stepgrandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Dillon and Timothy Wayne Dillon, both of Wabash; six great- grandchildren, Joshua Bickel and Megan Bickel, both of Wabash, Braden Harrell and Kaya Harrell, both of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Ashton Faust and Taylor Harrell, both of Wabash; and a sister, Bernice (Mel) Garcia, Phoenix. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Russell Collins, Robert Collins and Richard Collins, and three sisters, Cordie Hill, Pauline Kennedy and Oshie Mae Martin. Funeral services will be at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash Chapel, 1241 Manchester Ave., at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, with the Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Alzheimers Association. Wabash Indiana Friday December 14, 2007 Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
WEBB, Chester C.
1923-2007
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Chester C. Webb, 84, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Monday, Dec. 31 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Webb was born Oct. 13, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Willie Wells and Bertha Clark. He was a coal miner and a veteran of WWII. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Vires Webb of Van Lear; two sons, Danny and Larry Webb, both of Van Lear; two daughters, Bernice Austin and Elsie Ramey, both of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Greg Nichols and Rod Wells, with burial in the Wells Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008

   
WELLS, Ola H.
1925-2007
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ola H. Wells, 87, of Auxier, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 27 at her residence. Mrs. Wells was born Jan. 6, 1925 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Anderson and Lula Stephens Hatfield. She was retired from American Standard. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Burchett, and her second husband, Melvin Wells. Surviving are three sons, Melvin C. Wells and Franklin D. Burchett, both of Auxier, and James L. Burchett of Lexington, Ky.; one daughter, Linda Rose of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one brother, Charles Hatfield of Floyd County; two sisters, Virginia Hall and Ann Banks, both of Prestonsburg; and nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jerry C. Workman, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg. Arrangements under the direction or the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.04 2008

   
WELLS, Polly M. (Patrick)
1928-2007
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m. at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, Ohio, for Polly M. Wells, 79, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, who passed away Friday, Dec. 14 at Med Central Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio. Mrs. Wells was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Bradley and Mary Ann Burchett Patrick. She was retired from North Electric Co. and was a member of the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sebert Wells; one daughter, Linda L. Long; and two brothers and one sister. Surviving are her son-in-law, William Long of Cardington; two brothers, Henry Patrick of Wittensville, Ky., and Clyde Patrick of Paintsville; one sister, Myrtle Caudill of Nippa, Ky.; and two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Edward Colegrove, with burial following in the Glendale Union Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Gompf Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.21 2007

   
WILLIAMS, Garry Cecil
1935-2007
Garry Cecil Williams, 71, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Flatwoods, died Tuesday in Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Garry was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Paintsville, a son of the late Cecil and Ruby Turner Williams. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Leslie Williams. Garry was a 1953 graduate of Oil Springs High School, served in the military during the 1950s and was a retired mechanical design engineer with Seamans-Westinghouse of Orlando. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Delores M. and Bob Picklesimer of Milford Center, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas T. and Marjorie Williams of Flatwoods; a close friend, Rick F. Murton of Leesburg, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Garry’s memory to the American Cancer Society.  Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock


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