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JANUARY - 2008

ADAMS, Elmer
1926-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Elmer Adams, 81, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Jan. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 4, 1926, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Fannie Rowe Adams. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Yondal Lynn Adams; three brothers, Alvin Davis, Sherel Adams and Cletus Adams; and four sisters, Vaudie Adams, Delphia Reed, Audrey Burton and Ophie Arnett. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Burton Adams of Salyersville: a son, Edgar Adams of Salyersville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Isaac of Salyersville; three sisters, Faye Whisenant and Jewell Harvey, both of Salt Lick, and Annis King of Willard, Ohio; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 13, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Lindsay Meade and Justin Williams officiating. Burial was in Adams Family Cemetery, Cow Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.16 2008

   
ALLEN, Dorothy Jean (Fletcher)
1927-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Dorothy Jean Fletcher Allen, 80, of Allen, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 28, 1927, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Cash and Bessie Patrick Fletcher. She was a homemaker and member of the United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orbin Hatton Allen; a son, Douglas Allen; three brothers, Orvil Cash Fletcher, Virgil Fletcher, and George Fletcher; a sister, Imogene Fugate; and three grandchildren. Survivors include five sons, Ross Allen and John Raymond Allen, both of Allen, Ralph Allen, Roy Allen, and Randy Allen, all of Salyersville; four daughters, Barbara Cole, Flora Simpkins, Rita Allen, and Loretta Allen; a brother, Junior Fletcher of North Judson, Ind.; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 28, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Eskinovah Jackson and Mike Smith officiating. Burial was in Hatton Allen Cemetery, Board Tree, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2008

   
BLAIR, Lonnie
1917-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lonnie Blair, 90, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Lexington Country Place, Lexington. Born May 24, 1917, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Leander and Ellen Montgomery Blair. He was the owner of an International Harvester dealership. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Neva Lee Pack Blair, in 2002; a son, Elwood Blair; and a daughter, Allene Colvin. Survivors include two daughters, Diane B. Dosier of Georgetown and Peggy Legg of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Maggie Caudill of Dunbar, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 11, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, Thealka, with Gary Blair and Orville Legg officiating. Burial was in Pack Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.16 2008

   
BLANTON, Robert  Ray
1931-2008
Robert Ray Blanton, 76, of New Boston, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at his residence. Born Oct. 20, 1931, in Van Lear, Ky., the son of the late Erwin and Myrtle Spradlin Blanton, he was a maintenance man for Lone Star Steel in Texas. He had worked at Empire-Detroit Steel in New Boston and Goodyear Atomic Plant in Piketon, and was an Air Force veteran. He loved fishing, building and was a member of Garden City Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher for many years. Robert loved the Lord and was very active in his church. He was an artist, loved reading and studying God's word daily. He was truly a man of God. Robert was a wonderful husband and will be missed dearly by his wife, Barbara Montgomery Blanton, whom he married April 12, 1975, at Garden City Free Will Baptist in Wheelersburg. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, Erwin Blanton Jr. of Smithville, Mo.; and two sisters, Joy Cremeans of Wheelersburg and Alene Neubecker of Lucasville. Funeral services will be conducted noon Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Garden City Free Will Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, with Pastor Blaine Etterling officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday one hour before the funeral at the church. Graveside military rites will be conducted by James Dickey Post No. 23 American Legion. 1/4/08 Portsmouth,Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
BORDERS, Robert Lee
1950-2008
TEXAS — Robert Lee Borders, 57, of Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 24. Born July 17, 1950, at Paintsville, he was a son of Bettye Borders McCarty, and the late Bob Borders. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Patrick and Cindy Borders and grandfather, Ray Salyer. Additional survivors include his step-father, David McCarty; two sons, Patrick Borders and Chris Borders; a daughter, Brandy Litchfield; mother of his children, Sherrie Borders; two sisters, Pat Moorman and Davina Taylor; and grandmothers, Emerald Salyer and Ann McCarty. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 28, at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas. New Hope Funeral Home, Sunnyvale, Texas, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Jan 2008

   
BOYD, Winifred "Winnie"
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Winifred "Winnie" Boyd, 82, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, in Lexington. Born Jan. 16, 1925, in Bath County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Martha White Staton. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clifford Boyd of Paintsville; a son, Doug Boyd of Lexington; two daughters, Sue Brown of Paintsville and Lana Russell of Betsy Layne; and a sister, Millie Sprenkel of Elizabethtown, Penn. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 6, at First Baptist Church with Donnie Patrick and Larry O'Bryan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan. 09 2008

   
BROWN, Erica
1984-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Erica Brown, 23, of River, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Staffordsville. Born Aug. 1, 1984, in Clark County, Ohio, she was a daughter of Brian and Nita Allen Brown. She was a teacher with the Johnson County School System. Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Marshall and Kathleen Brown of Springfield, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Thomas Allen of Springfield, and Margaret Allen of River; maternal step-grandmother, Betty Allen of Springfield; a brother, Timothy Brown of River; and a sister, Jennifer Brown of Riceville. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 25, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Greg Minix officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Erica Brown Scholarship Fund by contacting Preston Funeral Home, (606) 789-4212. Big Sandy Bews Wednesday Jan.30 2008

   
BROWN, Josephine (Hannah)
1918-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Josephine Hannah Brown, 89, of Swamp Branch, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 5, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Enoch and Miranda Arms Hannah. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jr. Brown, in 1986; and a son, James McCoy Brown. Survivors include three sons, Ollie Raymond Brown of Swamp Branch, Leroy Brown of East Point, and William Dorton Brown of Riceville; four daughters, Della Joyce Brown of Swamp Branch, Phyllis Ann Hammonds of Paintsville, Mary Alice Burchett of Stambaugh, and Jackie L. Daniel of River; nine grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 27, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Arms and Donald R. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Beverly Williams Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan 2008

   
BRUBAKER, Joseph Claire
1925-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Joseph Claire Brubaker, 82, of Salyersville, died Friday, Jan. 18, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 2, 1925, in Pontiac, Mich., he was a son of the late John Fredrick and Osa Stella Thompson Brubaker. He was retired. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Brubaker. Survivors include his wife, Jean Booz Brubaker of Salyersville; a son, Charlie Brubaker of Salyersville; a brother, Jack Brubaker of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Frances Ann Gross of Lakeview, Ohio; two grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Mine Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2008

    
BURCHETT, Christa Dawn
1974-2008
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. at Louisa Middle School in Louisa, Ky., for Christa Dawn Burchett, 33, of Lowmansville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Staffordsville, Ky. Ms. Burchett was born Sept. 2, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Redford and Melinda Moore Lemaster of Webbville, Ky. She was the Assistant Chief and Emergency Management Services Director for the Paintsville Fire, EMS and Rescue Services in Paintsville, Ky. Surviving in addition to her parents are her daughter, Olivia Dawn Burchett of Lowmansville; one brother, Redford II (Jennifer) Lemaster of Van Lear, Ky.; two aunts, Deborah (Lee) Hackney and Carol (Ron) Hicks; one uncle, John (Kim) Moore; and a very special friend, Emily Jones, and her daughter, Haley Bowen. Friends may call at Louisa Middle School Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. The service with honors will be conducted by Chaplains Buell Webb and Rick Ratliff. Full honors will be presented at the Yatesville Memorial Gardens by members of the area Fire and EMS departments following the funeral service. Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.25 2008


BURCHETT, Eddie Burchett Jr.
1939-2008
A service of remembrance was conducted Saturday, Feb. 2 at the East Fork United Methodist Church in Rush, Ky., for Eddie Burchett Jr., 68, of Rush, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Burchett was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Johnson County, son of the late Eddie and Beaunie Vanhoose Burchett. He was a meat specialist for Supervalue, a Kentucky Colonel and an avid farmer. Surviving are his wife, Janice Depreiest Burchett; one daughter, Melissa Basham of Independence, Ky.; one sister, Betty Burchett of Columbia, Mo.; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Elza Green and Richie Gindlesperger, with burial in the Crum Family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.13 2008

   
CANTRELL Wilbur "Will"
1943-2008
Wilbur Cantrell, age 65, of Magnetic Springs, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He was born November 25, 1942, in Flat Gap, Kentucky, to Earl and Juanita (King) Cantrell, who both survive in rural Marysville. On July 10, 1994, in Delaware, Ohio, he married the former Kathy Nelson and she survives. Will worked for ODOT in District 6 for 32 years, retiring in 2003 as a Project Inspector, a position he loved at ODOT. He had great camaraderie with his co-workers and was well respected. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the American Legion, Waldo; Am Vets 104, Delaware; and was a Moose Legionnaire at the Loyal Order of Moose, Delaware. He was a proud volunteer in the Magnetic Springs community giving many hours of his time to services like mowing and cleaning, and helping troubled youth with their community service obligations. He was a collector of many things and was a skilled card player. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four sons, Bill (Jennifer) Fish, Delaware, Keith Fish, Delaware, Shad Willingham, California, Shannon Cantrell, Columbus; a brother, Tim (Nancy) Cantrell, Westfield; a sister, Barbara Franklin, Marion; one granddaughter; and his faithful companion, Jack. Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 6, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the STOFCHECK- BALLINGER FUNERAL HOME, Richwood with Rev. Jeff Glann officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Richwood area veterans. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. Memorial gifts may be made to the Holy Spirit Fellowship Church, 26 Moore St., Delaware, OH 43015. Columbus Ohio 1/5/2008.

   
CASTLE, Ermal S.
19236-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ermal S. Castle, 84, of Paintsville, died Friday, Jan. 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 26, 1923, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Dow and Loucina Ward Castle. He was a retired coal miner/electrician. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. Survivors include his wife, Viola Stapleton Castle of Paintsville; a son, Herschel D. Castle of Charleston, S.C.; a step-son, Jimmy Dale Smith of Castlin Springs, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Debbie Keller of Castlin Springs; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 14, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.16 2008

  
CASTLE, Lenzie Jr.
1938-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lenzie Castle Jr. 69, of Flat Gap, died Monday, Jan. 7, at his residence. Born Nov. 8, 1938, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Lenzie Sr. and Edna Mae Isaac Castle. He was a butcher, coal miner and a member of Cannon Chapel Enterprise Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Daniels Castle, in 2002. Survivors include three sons, Wm. Paul Castle and Billy Castle, both of Flat Gap, and Ronnie Castle of Lowmansville; two daughters, Wilma Cantrell and Mary Jane Castle, both of Flat Gap; five brothers, Willie Castle and Charles Leon Castle, both of Sitka, Thomas Marion Castle of Nippa, James Ernest Castle of River, and Walter Lee Castle of Flat Gap; eight sisters, Louverna Burchett and Louisa Burchett, both of Stambaugh, Oka Jane Idler of Ohio, Edna Faye Young of Oklahoma, Marilyn Stambaugh of Flat Gap, Joyce Stambaugh of Sitka, Pauline Caldwell of Paintsville, and Pearline Blanton of Nippa; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be noon, Thursday, Jan. 10, at Cannon Chapel Church, with Leonard Caudill and Delbert Music officiating. Burial will be in Castle Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.09 2008

     
CLIFTON, Billy E.
1945-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Billy E. Clifton, 62, of Wabash, Ind., who passed away Thursday, Jan. 31 at Wabash Skilled Care Center in Wabash. Mr. Clifton was born Aug. 6, 1945 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late Frank and Lila Fairchild Clifton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Janet Brown Clifton. He was a production worker for Ford Meter Box. Surviving are two sons, Billy E. Clifton Jr. and James Robert (Erin) Clifton, both of Wabash; five brothers, Johnny (Sue) and James Clifton, both of Wabash, Ronald (Tommy Jean) Clifton of Hinesville, Ga., Daniel (Pat) Clifton of Lagro, Ind., and Robert (Nancy) Clifton of Van Lear; and one grandson, Colten James Clifton. The service was officiated by Roger Hill and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Clifton Family Cemetery in the McKenzie Addition at Van Lear, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 6, 2008

   
COMBS, Thelma E. (Picklesimer)
1927-2008
Thelma E. Picklesimer Combs, 80, of Ashland, Ky., died Jan. 8, 2008, in Ashland. She was born April 15, 1927, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Galen A. and Laura Crider Picklesimer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Combs. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ in Flatwoods and a former member of Flatwoods Woman’s Club. Surviving are three sons, Robert I. Combs (Joan) of Ashland, Charles Combs (Annette) of Houston and Galen Combs (Anita) of Stanton, Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods by Pastor John Brown. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at the funeral home. Ashland, KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
CRAFT, Denver
1926-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Denver Craft, 81, of Meally, died Thursday, Jan. 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 19, 1926, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charlie Sr. and Calista Hall Craft. Survivors include a son, Bobby Spradlin of Swamp Branch; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Craft Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan. 09 2008

   
DAVIS, Carrie M. (Ross)
1926-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. at the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, Ohio, for Carrie M. Davis, 82, of Lima, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 18 at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima. Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 8, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Walter A. Ross Sr. and Marie Lyon Ross. She was a member of the Crossroads First Church of God, and she had worked for the Lima City Schools in the cafeteria. After retirement, she was a volunteer at Lima Memorial Hospital for 20 years. She was a past member COA Senior Citizens' Bridge Club. She married Willard Davis on March 12, 1943 in Paintsville, Ky. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Inez Lyon; and five brothers, James M., Walter A. Jr., Charles H., Edgel, and Earl Ross. Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Ernie (Nancy) Davis of Elida, Ohio; one daughter, Jackie (Anthony) Tozzi of Canton, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jeff (Dawn) Davis of Spencerville, Ohio, and Jennifer (Mark) Shope of Morristown, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Collin, and Emma; one brother-in-law, Garland Ross of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters-in- law, Malta Ross of Flat Gap, Ky., Maye Ross of Westerville, Ohio, Ila Kehrwecker of Lima, and Madlyn Hathaway of Tipp City, Ohio. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m., with funeral services to be officiated by Pastor John Heyward. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima. Arrangements under the direction of the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home of Lima. ERROR IN OBIT: Garland Ross was the brother of Carrie M. Ross Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DIDDLE, Waid Leroy
1934-2008
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Waid Leroy Diddle, 73, of Auxier, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Jan. 27 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Diddle was born Jan. 29, 1934 in Meigs County, Ohio, son of the late Oval and Sarah Roush Diddle. He was a maintenance worker with the U.S. Corps of Engineers and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Betty Bentley Diddle of Auxier; four sons, Edward Diddle of Rutland, Ohio, Eric Diddle of Parkersburg, W.Va., Ronnie Diddle of Pikeville, Ky., and Tim Diddle of Auxier; one daughter, Sara Diddle Eads of Rutland; four brothers, Bernard Diddle of Marietta, Ohio, Tom Diddle of Racine, Ohio, Don Diddle of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Ralph Diddle of Addison, Ohio; three sisters, Marilyn Powell, Carolyn Adams and Libby Fisher, all of Racine; and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Richard Williams and Southie Fannin Jr., with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.30 2008

   
GOBLE, Allie C.
1929-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Allie C. Goble, 78, of Paintsville, died Monday, Jan. 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 20, 1929, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Manford and Sarah Jane Arms Spradlin. She was a member of West Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Goble, in 1980. Survivors include three sons, Virgil Goble Jr. of River, Ricky Goble of Sitka, and Amos Goble of Snellville, Ga.; a brother, William Ruben Spradlin of Hager Hill; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 18, at Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Terry Conley and Lee Music officiating. Burial will be in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.18 2008


   
HOWARD, Denise (Cantrell)
1959-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Denise Howard, 48, of Nippa, died Friday, Jan. 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 11, 1959, she was a daughter of Lorraine Fyffe Osborne of Wittensville and the late Lunda Cantrell. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Jones. Additional survivors include a daughter, Heather Nicole Meade of Auxier; four sisters, Mona Lemaster of Flat Gap, Gayle Meadows of Wittensville, Coleen Page of Pikeville and Diane Ratliff of Sitka. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 13, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Denvil Mollett officiating. Burial was in Jones Family Cemetery, Volga, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.16 2008

    
MAY, Beulah Mae (Kimbler)
1922-2008
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Beulah Mae Kimbler May, 85, of Webbville, went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 21, at her residence. Born Oct. 21, 1922, at Sitka, she was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Nervie Alice Brown Kimbler. She was a homemaker and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by several sisters; several brothers; and a grandchild. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Johnnie Lee May of Webbville; a son, Leon (Anna) May of Portsmouth, Ohio; nine daughters, Elta (Richard) Chapman of Raceland, Elwanda (Robert) Barton of Delaware, Ohio, Caroline Alice (James) Keaton of Webbville, Barbara (Edward Ray) Cumpton of Wurtland, Helen (Robert) Keeton of Raceland, Rebel (Joseph Griffith) Justice of Detroit, Mich., Tenia (George) Henson of Louisa, and Connie (ex-Phillip) Felty and Darlene (John) Johnson, both of Grayson; a sister Betty (George) Price of Sitka; 29 grandchildren; 57 great- grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 25, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Revs. Jim Osborne and David Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy Bews Wednesday Jan.30 2008

   
MEADE, Judy (Keel)
1942-2008
OHIO — Judy Keel Meade, 65, of Defiance, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 25, at The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. Born April 27, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Kermit and Lucy Vires Keel. Survivors include her husband, Eston Meade of Defiance; two sons, Ron Meade of Defiance and Solomon Meade of Paulding, Ohio; a daughter, Rhonda Gerken of Defiance; two brothers, Herman Keel of Contential, Ohio and Merman Keel of Defiance; a sister, Dorothy Slone of Van Lear; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Defiance, with Rev. Max Begley officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, under direction of Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home and Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Jan 2008

   
MUNGER, Robin G. (Conley)
1958-2008
Robin G. 49, of Springfield, died at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 in Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Springfield on December 17, 1958 the daughter of Noah and Eloise (Skaggs) Conley, Jr. Survivors include her son, Brandon Brickman of Springfield; three sisters, Connie Hill of Springfield, Terry Sagraves of Paintsville, Kentucky, Donna Hocfbaum of Springfield and two nieces, Lindsey Hocfbaum and Stacie Hill. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements handled by Conroy Funeral Home. Springfield, Ohio  Thursday 1/24/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
NELSON, Linda Lou (Hampton)
1938-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church for Linda Lou Hampton Nelson, 69, of Oak Hill, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Heartland Nursing Home in Jackson, Ohio. Mrs. Nelson was born Aug. 13, 1938 in Pike County, Ky., daughter of the late Richard Hampton and Pauline Holbrook. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hedgel Ray Nelson; and three brothers and two sisters. Surviving are four sons, Richard R. (Artie) Nelson of Oak Hill, Randy (Melissa) and Brian (Esther) Nelson, both of Marion, Ohio, and David (Grace) Nelson of Richmond, Ky.; one daughter, Tasha Nelson Adams of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three brothers, Charles Douglas Hampton of Bradenton Beach, Fla., Lawrence Ray Hampton of Salyersville, Ky., and Earl Wendell Hampton of Brownsville, Tenn.; six sisters, Peggy Hampton of Thelma, Ky., Patsy Cantrell of Bellefountaine, Ohio, Joyce Fentress of Milltown, Ohio, Donetta Hamner and Debbie Lawson, both of Berea, Ky., and Dottie Howard of Salyersville, and eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Gary Blair, with burial in the Castle Family Cemetery at Thealka. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.25 2008

   
PENNINGTON, Glenn
1947-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Glenn Pennington, 60, of Red Bush, died Thursday, Jan. 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 17, 1947, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Terrie Rowland Pennington. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kendrith Earl Pennington. Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Cole Pennington of Red Bush; a son, Glen Martin Pennington of Georgetown; a daughter, Jessica Wiley of Cynthiana; and three sisters, Merzie Lewis of Boons Camp, Ruth McKenzie of Flat Gap and Paulette McKenzie of Volga. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 14, at Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Wendell Ison officiating. Burial was in Pennington Family Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.16 2008

   
PICKLESIMER, Mary Louise (Cochran)
1928-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Louise Picklesimer, 79, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 6, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born Jan. 14, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Thurman and Cleffa Gullett Cochran. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Picklesmier; and a grandson. Survivors include two sons, Emery Gerald "Pete" Picklesmier of Richmond, and Ralph Edward "Ed" Picklesmier of Thelma; four daughters, Janet Marie Butcher of Oil Springs, Eva Maye McCarty of Staffordsville, Phyllis Dianne Picklesmier of Richmond, and Sandra Kay Price of Oil Springs; two brothers, Carson "Cot" Cochran of Oil Springs and James Edward "Ed" Cochran of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elders Sammy Reed, Frankie Williams and Ray McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Cochran Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan. 09 2008

    
PRATER, Brayden Devon
2008-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Jordan Ray Prater and Brayden Devon Prater, infant twin sons of Justin Devon Prater and Angel Nicole Boyd of Hueysville, were stillborn Sunday, Jan. 21, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. They were preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Johnny Ray Boyd; paternal grandfather, Fair Prater; and paternal great-grandparents, Forrest and Katie Sturgill. Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Devon and Betty Sturgill Prater of Hueysville; maternal grandmother, Patricia Ann Hall of Prestonsburg; paternal great-grandmother, Lucille Ousley Prater of Hueysville; and maternal great- grandparents, Elmer and Winford Sizemore of Prestonsburg. Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jeff Prater officiating. Hall Funeral Home, Martin, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy Bews Jan. 2008

   
PRATER, Jordan Ray
2008-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Jordan Ray Prater and Brayden Devon Prater, infant twin sons of Justin Devon Prater and Angel Nicole Boyd of Hueysville, were stillborn Sunday, Jan. 21, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. They were preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Johnny Ray Boyd; paternal grandfather, Fair Prater; and paternal great-grandparents, Forrest and Katie Sturgill. Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Devon and Betty Sturgill Prater of Hueysville; maternal grandmother, Patricia Ann Hall of Prestonsburg; paternal great-grandmother, Lucille Ousley Prater of Hueysville; and maternal great- grandparents, Elmer and Winford Sizemore of Prestonsburg. Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jeff Prater officiating. Hall Funeral Home, Martin, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy Bews Jan. 2008

   
ROWE, Ruth Ann (Runyon)
1951-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Ann Rowe, 56, of Meally, died Thursday, Jan. 3. Born March 12, 1951, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Ethel Runyon. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include a son, Gary Haven Mills of Inez; two daughters, Jenny Mills of Tomahawk and Trish Spence of Lawrence County; a brother, Willard Runyon of Michigan; five sisters, Rose Fischer of Corbin, Oreitha Akers of Lawrence County, Betty Boyd of Johnson County, Debbie Fitch of Lawrence County and Margaret Whitt of Inez; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 5, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Runyon Family Cemetery, Peach Orchard, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan. 09 2008

   
SALYER, Ruth
1916-2008
Age: 92
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Salyer, 92, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 3, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Addison M. and Cora Rice Salyer. She was a retired librarian. Survivors include two sisters, Bethel Lowe of Lexington and Pauline Blair of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Pastors Donnie Patrick and James McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jan 2008


   
SALYER William John Duell
1930-2008
William John Duell Salyer was born April 13, 1930, to Dock and Sarah M. Trimble Salyer at Elna in Johnson Co., KY. He departed this earth on January 30, 2008, at 6:10 p.m. at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, OH. He grew up in Johnson Co. and after serving in the Korean War went to Columbus, OH to make his home. He married Marjorie Cantrell in 1948 who survives him, and to this union was born 5 children. Bill as he was known, did profess he was of the Christian faith to his daughter on her last visit. He is preceded in death by his sons William Dana (Billy) Salyer and Ronald and Donald Salyer, parents Dock and Sarah Salyer, two brothers Chauncy Cleveland and Bruce Leon Salyer, two sisters Beatrice Pauline Salyer and Maymie Lou Baldwin. Surviving are his children, Sharon Cox of West Liberty, KY, Marsha Hanavan of Yorktown, VA., William John Duell Salyer Jr. (Bud) of Columbus, OH and Scotty Salyer of Columbus, OH.; brother-in-law, Herbert Baldwin of Columbus, OH; special niece, Joan Varney (and Del); and special nephew, Rick Baldwin and wife, Joyce, all of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren, David Garland Cox and Jennifer of Flemingsburg, KY, Amie Jo-Lynne Clark and Neal of West Liberty, KY, Richard Cox and Deana of Medway, OH, Eric Cox and Christy of Connecticut; seven great-grandchildren, Kyle, Dylan, Victoria, Morgan, Isaiah, Aiden and Joshua and Timber; six great-nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews. He spent the last few years of his life at the We Care Nursing Home in Columbus, OH where he had two very special caretakers, Andrea and Mary. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the HERALD & STEWART & HALSEY CHAPEL, with Rev. George Oney and Rev. Woodrow Nichols officiating. Burial in the Paint Valley Memorial Gardens, Crockett, KY. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends. Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite by the Morgan Co. D.A.V. Published in The Columbus Ohio 2/2/2008. 

  
STROBERG, Rosemary
1951-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rosemary Stroberg, 56, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Jan. 26 in Huntington, W.Va. Ms. Stroberg was born July 31, 1951 in Logan County, W.Va. She was a clerk with Family Foods. Surviving are two sons, Cameron Fisher of Boons Camp, and Jarrod Fisher of Huntington, Ind.; two sisters, Kathy Overlander and Deborah Stevens, both of Indiana; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Dalton. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.30 2008

   
UNDERWOOD, Gary Thomas ‘Tom’
1957-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. at Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key, Ky., for Gary Thomas “Tom” Underwood, 50, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Underwood was born April 11, 1957 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Harvey and Louise McKenzie Underwood of Paintsville. He was retired from the Pepsi-Cola Company. Surviving in addition to his parents are one son, Shane Thomas Underwood of Lexington, Ky.; three daughters, Brittney Underwood Gibson of Remer, Minn., and McKenzie and Cali Underwood, both of Paintsville; one brother, Grady Underwood of Paintsville; and two sisters, Kimberlee Bradley of Winchester, Ky., and Stacy Underwood Trimble of Paintsville. The service will be officiated by J.D. Rice, 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 Friday Feb.01 2008

    
WEBB, Lowell
1929-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lowell Webb, 78, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at his residence. Born March 6, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Herman Dugan and Eunice Arms Webb. He was a bookkeeper with a coal company and member of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Boyd Webb of Lexington; a daughter, Susan Marie Webb of Lexington; and three brothers, Milo Webb and Herman Elwood Webb, both of North Carolina and Phillip Webb of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be from 1 - 9 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, at the church.  Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.16 2008


    
YOUNG, Scotty Wayne "Buck"
1976-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Scotty Wayne "Buck" Young, 31, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, in Pikeville. Born Feb. 16, 1976, in Pike County, he was a son of Paul Scotty and Teresa Justice Young. He was a heavy equipment operator with Young and Son Construction. Additional survivors include his wife, Cindy VanHoose Young of Paintsville; a son, Harley Young of Pikeville; a daughter, Ivy Caroline Young of Paintsville; a step- daughter, Indya Faine of Paintsville; a brother, Paul Justice Young of Pikeville; and three sisters, Paula Michelle James, Katrina Hamilton, and Dusty Young, all of Pikeville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Island Creek Freewill Baptist Chapel, with Buddy McKenzie, Eddie Pelphrey, and Richard Williams officiating. Burial will be in Annie Young Cemetery, Pikeville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan 2008




FEBRUARY - 2008
ALLEN, Barbara D.
1943-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Barbara D. Allen, 64, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 9. Born Oct. 25, 1943, she was a daughter of Orville Dotson and Thelma Whitaker Dotson of Abbott Creek. She was a retired executive Assistant, retiring in 2003. She was a Sunday school teacher and served on various church committees at First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. Survivors include her husband, David Allen; two sons, David D. Allen II of Hudson, Ohio and James D. Allen of Lexington; a brother, Charles O. Dotson of Greenwood, S.C.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Walz officiating; Entombment was in Highlands Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Active pallbearers were Robert R. Allen II, Robert R. Allen III, Wilson Kingsley Allen, Chris Dotson and Michael Harris. Honorary pallbearer was Chris Honeycutt. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.15 2008

    
BALDRIDGE, William L.
1921-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — William L. Baldridge, 86, of East Point, died Saturday, Feb. 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 1, 1921, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Wm. L. and Malta Watkins Baldridge. He was an employment service officer with the State of Kentucky and U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Betsy Conley Baldridge of East Point; two daughters, Sandra L. Baldridge of East Point and Carolyn Baldridge of Hager Hill; and a brother, Clifford Baldridge of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

  
BARTON, William "Bill"
1958-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — William "Bill" Barton, 49, of Tomahawk, died Sunday, Feb. 10, at his residence. Born Aug. 2, 1958, in Martin County, he was a son of May Lee Mills Barton and the late Wm. H. Barton, Sr. He was a maintenance worker with Martin County Board of Education. Additional survivors include two sons, Travis Henry Barton and Lucas Shane Barton, both of Tomahawk; a daughter, Kimberly Faye Hill of Crockett; three brothers, Carlos Edw. Barton of Pilgrim, Daniel Ray Barton of Tomahawk, and Timothy Allen Barton of Boons Camp; and four sisters, Judy Marie Mills of Staffordsville, Maudie Mae Spence, Della Ann Sherman, and Sandra Ellen Delong, all of Tomahawk. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church, with David Meek officiating. Burial was in Little Bill Cemetery, Tomahawk, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

     
BOLEYN, Ronald Lloyd
1937-2008
Ronald Lloyd Boleyn, 70, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 7, 1937, at Ft. Wayne, Ind., he was a son of the late Thornton and Namoni Wieshjule Boleyn. He was a window cleaner, member of Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, Abbott Creek Road, Prestonsburg and U.S. Air Force Korean Conflict veteran. Survivors include his wife, Brooksie Tackett Boleyn of Louisa; a daughter, Pamela Tackett of Pikeville; five sons, Sonny Tackett of Lowmansville, Rodney Tackett of Pikeville, Nick Tackett and Lannie Tackett, both of Alabama and Tony Tackett of Louisa; a sister, Dorothy Listenberger of Palm Springs, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 29, at Bonanza Freewill Baptist Church, with Van West and Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
BROWN, Beatrice (Meek)
1929-2008
Beatrice M. "Bea" Brown,  age 78 of Miami Twp. passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born on March 12, 1929 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late William Harrison and Julia (Wells) Meek. She was preceded in death by her brother, Roma Meek and sisters, Mildred Ring, Ethel Preston and Marjorie Barker. She is survived by her husband, Norman Brown; daughter and son-in- law, Cheryl R. and Philip L. Rains; brother, Herbert Meek; sisters, Bernice Smith and Vina McLaughlin; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Bea retired from Lazarus in Kettering. Her family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2008 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton- Xenia Rd. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gordon Victorson officiating. Interment in David's Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Bea's memory to Hospice of Dayton.  Dayton Ohio  2/18/2008. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BUTCHER, Charles ‘Red’
1938-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church for Charles “Red” Butcher, 69, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Feb. 2 at Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Butcher was born April 1, 1938 at Boons Camp, son of Janie Crum Butcher and the late Earl Butcher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Tackett Butcher. He was a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are one son, Charles Ricky Butcher of Boons Camp; two brothers, Glen Otis and Freddie Dean Butcher, both of Boons Camp; and one sister, Ruby Branham of Williamsport, Ky. The service was officiated by Claude Mollette, Glen Penix, Kenny Preece and Shade Lee Walters, with burial in the Ballard Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Februay 6, 2008

  
CANTRELL, Kaden Gage
2008-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY  Kaden Gage Cantrell, 4-day-old son of Bryan Charles and Mary Cantrell of Paintsville, died Thursday, Feb. 21, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was born Feb. 17, 2008, at Paintsville. Additional survivors include two sisters, Ashley Cantrell and Makinley Cantrell, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 24, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Gayle Music officiating. Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.27 2008

   
CLICK, James
1943-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Click, 64, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Dec. 26, 1943, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Murel and Rushie Hackworth Click. He was in produce sales and a U.S. veteran. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Picklesimer Click of Flat Gap; a son, Garreth Click of Flat Gap; three brothers, Jessie Click and Jackie Click, both of Staffordsville, and Jimmy Click of Flat Gap; and two sisters, Judy Cochran of Hager Hill and Joann Creech of Springfield. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11, at Highland Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Sheridan Estep Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

  
CONLEY, Claudette (Hamilton)
1936-2008
Claudette Conley, 71, of Stockdale, Ohio, died Thursday in SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born July 15, 1936, in Paintsville, a daughter of the late Claude and Ruby (Blair) Hamilton. She attended Lifeline Community Church in Stockdale. She is survived by a daughter and son in law, Delores “Dee” Knore and Kent of Minford; two granddaughters, Valerie Maynard of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Brookley Maynard, of Everett, Wash.; a stepgranddaughter, Amanda Knore-Goheen of Hill Air Force Base, Utah; a grandson, Kaleb Knore of Minford; a brother, Robert Hamilton of Paintsville; and five sisters, Helen Welch of Paintsville, Anna Blanton of Stockdale, Dora Daniel of Paintsville, Margaret Stroud of St. Albans, W.Va., and Sarah Kay Slone of Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Conley; and three brothers, Paul Hamilton, Hollie Hamilton and Frank Hamilton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford by Chris Johnson. Burial will be in Stockdale Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th St., Portsmouth, OH 45662. Ashland,KY  Sunday Feb 10 2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
COOTS, Dixie Lee
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dixie Lee Coots, 82, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, Feb. 7. She was born March 28, 1925 in Leslie County and was a member of Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rubin Coots; and a daughter, Linda Lee Lyon. Survivors include a son, Sammy Coots of Staffordsville; a daughter, Wilma "Jeane" Tomlin of Tampa, Fla.; two grandsons; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, John Cluney. Arrangements are incomplete and under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

   
CRUM, Frances J. (LeMaster)
1915-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. at the Gerber Chapel in Webster Grove, Mo., for Frances J. LeMaster Crum, 93, of Webster Grove, who passed away Monday, Feb. 18.  Mrs. Crum was born Dec. 21, 1914 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Eleazer and Sarah Brown LeMaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Crum.  Surviving are two children, Margaret “Peggy” Knight and Stephen Crum; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was also an aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many. Interment will be in the St. Paul Churchyard. Arrangements under the direction of the Gerber Chapel of Webster Grove. Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.22 2008

   
CRUM, Rudy
1942-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rudy Crum, 65, of Stambaugh, died Saturday, Feb. 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 4, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of Rudolph Crum and the late Murvel Stambaugh Crum. He was a retired heavy machine operator and U.S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include a son, Brian Kennard of Wittensville; a step-son, Lance Meek of Kingsport, Tenn.; a daughter, Delena Kersey of Kingsport; a brother, James A. Crum of Sedalia; two sisters, Pamula Chandler of Stambaugh and Diana Powell of Kettering, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Crum Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.27 2008

    
CUPOLI Martha
2008
Martha Cupoli, age 71, of Hilliard, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008. Member of United Church of God, Columbus. Preceded in death by loving husband Benjamin, 2006, parents Foster and Arizona Blevins, sister Betty Haight and brother James Belvins. Survived by children, Marlene (Jim) McCready, Melinda Hardwick, Dan (Donna) Cupoli, and Joe (Felicia) Cupoli; sister, Elvie Dutton of Paintsville, KY; grandchildren, Trent Cupoli, Andria Cupoli, Christy Hardwick, Kaitlyn Cupoli and Wyatt Cupoli; great-grandson, Hunter Rhoades; and many loving friends. Family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Randy Stiver officiating. Burial Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, OH. Columbus Ohio 2/13/2008.

    
DAMRON, Bruce
1950-2008
Bruce "Deuce" Damron, age 57, of Sunbury went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Born June 23, 1950 in Paintsville, KY. A US Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he owned and operated Damron Flooring. With a strong work ethic, he would do anything to help, generous with both his time and labor. Most proud of his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he treasured spending time with. Survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Sandy (Kirby); children, Mary (Joseph) Office, Gregory and Benjamin Damron; grandchildren, Makayla and Jordan Office, all of Sunbury; father, Floyd Damron of Pickerington; sister, Marlene Romans of Grove City; niece, Christi Romans; great-nephew, Jacob. Preceded in death by his mother Dulcie J. (Starr) Damron. Graveside services Thursday 11:30 a.m. at Newhouse Cemetery near Ostrander. Calling hours will not be observed, arrangements entrusted to DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Sunbury. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Liver Foundation, 5755 Granger Road, Suite 335, Independence, OH 44131-1455. Columbus Ohio 2/27/2008.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DANIELS, Evelyn Charlene (McCarty)
1952-2008
Evelyn Charlene McCarty Daniels, 55, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at her residence. Born June 7, 1952, she was a daughter of Carl and Evalene Stapleton McCarty of Oil Springs. She was a teller with Family Bank. Additional survivors include two sons, Benjamine Price of Lexington, and Jonathan Price of Auxier; a brother, Jimmy McCarty of Oil Springs; and two sisters, Dottie Mick of Chester, Va., and Darlene Pennington of Ashland. Funeral services were Sunday, March 2, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Steve Rose, Elder Ray McCarty and Dan Cantrell officiating. Burial was in McCarty Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

    
DANIELS, Robert R.
1926-2008
Robert R. "Rob" Daniels, age 81, formerly of Columbus, OH died Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Kenton Nursing & Rehab Center, Kenton, OH. Born May 27, 1926 in Flatwoods, KY to Elby and Susie (Akres) Daniels. Preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Daniels, son, David Daniels, and parents. Survived by wife, Ceola J. Daniels; children, Patricia (Holly) Blanton, Hershil Daniels, Diana (Harold) Karnes, Robert (Cindy) Daniels, Betty Daniels, and Larry (Jamie) Daniels; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and brother, Bill Daniels. Funeral service 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 2008 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, where the family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Gary Exman, officiating. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, OH. Columbus Ohio 2/27/2008.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
DAVIS, Jon Brennan
1977-2008
FAYETTE COUNTY — Jon Brennan Davis, 30, of Lexington, formerly of Sitka, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, at his residence. Born March 2, 1977, in Johnson County, he was a son of Billy Joe Davis and Lila Branham. Additional survivors include step-mother, Tammy Davis; a brother, Joseph Niles Davis of Sitka; and two sisters, Kelly R. Moldero of Frankfort and Emily B. Morris of Sitka. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Bobby Joe Spencer and Van West officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb. 2008

  
DELONG, Ernest
1921-2008
Born in Johnson County, Kentucky on Jun. 24, 1921  Departed on Feb. 8, 2008 and resided in Wabash, IN. Ernest DeLong, 86, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at 2:15PM at Wabash County Hospital. He was born June 24, 1921 in Johnson County, Kentucky to John T. and Dora (Hyden) DeLong. He married Gertrude Horn on May 4, 1946 in Auxier, Kentucky; she died October 3, 1997. Mr. DeLong was a member of Wabash American Legion Post 15, and attended Wabash First United Methodist Church. He retired from General Tire, Wabash, in 1980 after 33 years. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran serving in Europe during World War II. He enjoyed working his vegetable garden, woodworking, riding 4-wheelers, and spending time with his grandsons. He loved the woods and was an avid walker and bicycle rider. He is survived by his son, Stephen (Carol) DeLong of Lagro; three grandsons, Andrew DeLong, Bradley DeLong, and Jonathon DeLong, all of Lagro; and sister-in-law, Pearl DeLong of Wabash. He was preceded in death by his son, David DeLong, five brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 2:00PM with Pastor Chris Madison officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8PM, Tuesday, February 12 at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home

  
ESTEPP, George Edward
1931-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — George Edward Estepp, 76, of Lexington, formerly of Paintsville, died Monday, Feb. 11. Born Feb. 26, 1931, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late George and Eva Estepp. He was the retired owner of Estepp Painting, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, and member of Southern Acres Christian Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Estepp, in 1999. Survivors include a son, Michael Edward Estepp of Nicholasville; a daughter, Kathy Marie Estepp of Lexington; two brothers, James Estepp of Lexington and David Estepp of Van Lear; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Herb Arms officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 15, from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Bluegrass by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.15 2008

   
FIELDS, Monroe
1927-2008
MARTIN COUNTY — Monroe Fields, 80, of Inez, died Saturday, Feb. 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 4, 1927, in Martin County, he was a son of the late James and Cora Fields. Survivors include his wife, Addie Stepp Fields of Inez; two sons, Wayne Fields of Van Lear and David Fields of Inez; a daughter, Diana Slone of Beauty; two sisters, Christine Jude of Ulysses and Alice Archibald of Lovely; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Moore and Wayne Fields officiating. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.27 2008

   
GIBSON, Neil Edward
1967-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. at the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ for Neil Edward Gibson, 40, of Salyersville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Feb. 7 at his residence. Mr. Gibson was born Aug. 28, 1967 in Magoffin County, Ky., son of Maylene Patty Minix Gibson and the late Charles Tom Gibson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Christy Gail Gibson. Surviving are six sons, Thomas Neil, Anthony, Garrite, Brandon, Joshua and Tyler Gibson, all of Salyersville; two brothers, Matthew and Scotty Gibson, both of Salyersville; and two half-brothers, Rick Caudill of Paintsville, Ky., and Chris Gasparac of Salyersville. The service was officiated by Matthew Gullion, with burial in the family cemetery at Salyersville. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.13 2008

    
GIBSON, Sheila Faye
1969-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sheila Faye Gibson, 38, of Wittensville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at Wittensville. Born Oct. 7, 1969, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of Maylene Patty Minix Gibson and the late Charles Tom Gibson. Additional survivors include a daughter, Brandie Gibson of Hager Hill; two brothers, Matthew Gibson and Scotty Gibson, both of Salyersville; two half-brothers, Chris Gasparac of Salyersville and Rick Caudill of Paintsville and a grandson. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11, at Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

  
GOBLE, Dickie Mitchell
1957-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Dickie Mitchell Goble, 50, of Auxier, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 4, 1957, in Floyd County, he was a son of Ruth Carter Goble of Gallipolis, Ohio and the late Frank Goble. He was a disabled coal miner. He was also preceded in death by a half-sister, Pearl Neuman. Additional survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Bishop of Auxier and Jessica Robinson of Allen; three brothers, Mike Goble, Wendell Goble and Rodney Goble, all of Auxier; two sisters, Judy Dillon of The Village, Fla. and Leisha Fitch of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 2, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Goble Family Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
HALE, Ethel (Reed)
1920-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Ethel Reed Hale, 87, of Georgetown, died Saturday, Feb. 9, at Georgetown. Born May 4, 1920, at Swamp Branch of Jennie's Creek in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Raleigh and Callie Spradlin Reed. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester W. Hale; a stillborn male child; a brother; two sisters; and a grandson. Survivors include three children, Rita Katheryn Hale Campbell of Prestonsburg, Robert Morris Hale of Georgetown and Jackie Douglas Hale of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Emma Josephine Pate of Elkhorn City and Wilma Jane Wilson of New Albany, Ind.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

  
HITCHCOCK, Charles Randall
1944-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Randall Hitchcock, 63, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, at his residence. Born April 3, 1944, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Burns and Lillian Ward Hitchcock. He was a coal truck driver, member of Upper Room Pentecostal Church and U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Garnet Salyer Hitchcock of Paintsville; a son, Tommy Hitchcock of Paintsville; two daughters, Tammy Skaggs of Blaine and Thelma Merritt of Paintsville; two brothers, William Hitchcock of Prestonsburg and Linzie Hitchcock of Portsmouth, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 18, at Upper Room Pentecostal Church, with Jimmy Jennings and Arlene Blair officiating. Burial was in Appletree Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb 2008

   
HORNE, Laverne (Fairchild)
1946-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Laverne Horne, 61, of Banner, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 18, 1946, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Della Centers Fairchild. She was a restaurant cook. Survivors include a son, Stanley Horne of Stanville; four daughters, Paula Burchett of Banner, Lisa Case of Betsy Layne, and Gina Horne and Melissa Horne, both of Columbus, Ohio; nine sisters, Evelyne Musser and Margaret Rhoden, both of Columbus, Fannie Collins, Charolette Hall and Paula Hall, all of Greenup, Dixie Hannah, Venice Hannah and Wanda Collins, all of Staffordsville, and Brenda Hitchcock of Paintsville; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Rev. Phillip Ramey officiating. Burial will be in Fairchild and Caudill Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, until the time of services at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.15 2008

 
HYLTON, Anita Jo (Sublett)
1963-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Anita Jo Sublett Hylton, 44, of Royalton, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Old Burning Fork Road. Born May 21, 1963, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Betty J. Minix. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bubby Sublett; and a sister, Kim Sublett. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Paul Hylton of Salyersville; two daughters, Chrissy Howes and Cassie Allen, both of Salyersville; a brother, Christoper Minix; a sister, Roma Sublett of Salyersville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 1, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Manuel Minix and Greg Minix officiating. Burial was in Montgomery-Minix Cemetery, Oakley, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
JACKSON, Paul H.
1933-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Paul H. Jackson, 74, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 15, 1933, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Wayne and Allie Owens Jackson. He was a retired farmer and U.S. veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eyrine Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Phoebe L. Jackson of Oil Springs; a son, Ralph J. Jackson of Kissimmee, Fla.; three daughters, Linda Jackson Jones of Tyler, Texas, Crystal Gail O'Brian and Anita Marie Jackson, both of Oil Springs; a brother, Phillip Jackson of Oil Springs; two sisters, Chistine Thomas of Trotwood, Ohio, Ioma McNally of Racheal, Va.; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 1, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church with Elder Sammy Reed officiating. Full military rites were conducted by Auxier Chapter #18 D.A.V. Burial was in Jackson Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
JENNINGS, Tina Marie
1976-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. at God’s House of Prayer in Lowmansville, Ky., for Tina Marie Jennings, 32, of Grove Hill, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 17 at her residence. Ms. Jennings was born Feb. 15, 1976 in Louisa, Ky., daughter of Sandra Skaggs Jennings and the late Benny Jennings. Surviving in addition to her mother are one daughter, Jade Jennings of Oakwood, Ohio; one brother, Andrew Jennings of Warsaw, Ind.; two sisters, Amanda Vance of Oakwood and Jessica Boundy of Parris Island, S.C.; and maternal grandmother Violet Skaggs of Lowmansville and paternal grandmother Marie Jennings of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by John Skaggs, with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.    Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.22 2008

   
JONES, Howard M.
1949-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Howard M. Jones, 58, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 27, 1949, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Howard and Reva Slone Jones. He was a Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Hibbitt Jones of Wittensville; four sons, Howard Joseph Jones of Van Lear, and Casey Jones, Travis Jones and Howard Joshua Jones, all of Neosho, Miss.; four daughters, Michelle Wheeler of Marco Island, Fla., Shannon Vanhoose of Salyersville, Melody Cooper of Neosho and Cheyenne Jones of Wittensville; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 29, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Don Barnett officiating. Chapter 18 DAV will conduct military services at the church. Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
KING, Jerry Lee ‘Gator’
1952-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jerry Lee “Gator” King, 55, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Feb. 16 at Parkview Nursing Home of Pikeville, Ky. Mr. King was born May 3, 1952 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Clarence and Emma Lemaster King of Staffordsville. He was retired from R&L Paving. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Tommy King of Clarksville, Ind., and Rocky King of New Albany, Ind.; two daughters, Francis Yeager of Depaul, Ind. and Jessie Marie King of Minnasota; four brothers, James King of Meally, Ky., and Larry, Benny and David King, all of Staffordsville; three sisters, Betty Castle of Thealka, Ky., Linda Spears of Hager Hill, Ky., and Rita Music of Meally; and two grandchildren, seven nephews and four nieces. The service was officiated by Eulas Adams, Allen Fannin and Dean Tackett. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.20 2008

   
LUNSFORD, Robert Bruce Sr
1916-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Robert Bruce Lunsford Sr., 91, of Salyersville, died Friday, Feb. 8, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 16, 1916, in Estill County, he was a son of the late Robert Boyd and Joycie Tuggle Lunsford. He was a minister and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Lunsford; and four sisters, Nelly Kelly, Nancy Boyd Wheeler, Dovie Daniel, and Dorothy Good. Survivors include his wife, Jewel Margie May Lunsford of Salyersville; three sons, Robert Bruce Lunsford Jr. of Salyersville, William Travis Lunsford of Sadieville, and James Boyd Lunsford of Madison County; two daughters, Ava Lynne McClellan of Orlando, Fla., and Darley Wichser of Switzerland; two brothers, Rudolph Lunsford of Louisville and Dale Lunsford of Russell Springs; a sister, Verna Alexander of Irvin; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Mark Cambell officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Falcon, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

  
LYONS, Anthony "Tony"
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anthony "Tony" Lyons, 82, of Louisa, formerly of Hager Hill, died Friday, Feb. 8, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born July 31, 1925, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Ora and Madge Wiley Lyons. He was retired from McKee Baking Company, a member of East Point Church of Christ and a WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Williams Lyons; a son, Michael Robert Lyons; two brothers, Harry Lyons and Bruce Lyons; two sisters, Maxine Lyons and Helen Reed; and a grandson, Joseph Dean Castle. Survivors include his wife, Joann Castle Lyons of Louisa; three step-children, Michael Dean Castle of Blaine, Sharon Chambers of Greeneville, Tenn. and Karen Hagaman of Louisa; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Dave Flannery officiating. Military services were conducted by Chapter 18 DAV of Auxier. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

  
MCKENZIE, Victor
1926-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Snouffer Chapel for Victor McKenzie, 81, of Zanesville, Ohio, who passed away Friday, Feb. 15 at his residence. Mr. McKenzie was born Sept. 8, 1926 at Flat Gap, Ky., son of the late Harry and Carrie Blanton McKenzie. He was the owner of Victor McKenzie Drilling Company Inc. and Victor McKenzie Producing Company, a member of Point Yacht Club, and a member of Fish Trap Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie, Udell and Bill McKenzie; and one sister, Peggy Cantrell. Surviving are his wife, Ida Agnes Swartz McKenzie of Zanesville; three daughters, Vickie (Elmer) Gibson of Zanesville and Mary (Steve) Acheson and Sandra (Kevin) VanHorn, both of Nashport, Ohio; one step- son, Joe W. (Esther) Myers Jr. of Centerville, Ohio; two brothers, Willis and Jimmy McKenzie, both of Paintsville, Ky.; four sisters, Phyllis McKenzie and Ruth Brannon, both of Battle Creek, Mich., Beulah Trimble of Staffordsville, Ky., and Ann Salyers of Paintsville; and 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Pastor Rick Boyer, with burial in the St. Paul Cemetery near Sonara, with full military honors by George Selsam VFW Post 1058. Arrangements under the direction of the Snouffer Funeral Home of Zanesville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.20 2008

    
MUSIC, Ernest James
1920-2008
OHIO — Ernest James Music, 88, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 3, at Heartland of Kettering Nursing Facility, Bellbrook, Ohio. Born Jan. 10, 1920, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jim and Martha Vanhoose Music. He was a law enforcement officer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Slone Music; three sisters, Okie Vanhoose, Opal Roller, and Beulah Vanhoose; and a grandson, James Ronnie Music, Jr. Survivors include a son, James Ronnie Music of West Van Lear; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Blair of Bellbrook and Patricia Ann Johnson of Huber Heights; a sister, Anna Lee Vanhoose of Ohio; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tommy Vanhoose and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2008

     
PARKER, James W.
1929-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — James W. Parker, 80, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Feb. 8, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Minuard H. and Linda Ellen Ramey Parker. He was a farmer and member of Peaceful Valley Ind. Baptist Church. Survivors include three brothers, Wendell Parker of Paintsville, and Jay T. Parker and Harry Parker Jr., both of Flat Gap; and four sisters, Marie Reeves of Ashland, Pauline Webb of Flat Gap, Tora Evelyn Boggs of Hilliard, Ohio and Elizabeth Harris of Paintsville. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 14, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Eual McKenzie and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Slone Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Feb.15 2008

    
PRESTON, Walta Lee (Daniel)
1932-2008
Walta Lee Preston, 76, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 4, 1932, at Stambaugh, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Oena Grimm Daniel. She was owner-operator of Peggy Lou Shoppes, Paintsville and Prestonsburg and Olivers of Paintsville. She served on the Board of Trustees of Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Survivors include her husband, Byrd O. Preston of Staffordsville; a son, Byrd O. Preston III of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Revs. E.J. Young and Wayne Price officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Contributions may be made to Southside Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund by contacting the church or the Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Feb 2008

   
RICE, Marie (Stapleton)
1915-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Marie Stapleton Rice, 92, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Oct. 15, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Marion and Mint Cooper Stapleton. She was the retired owner/operator of Collista Grocery and a member of Collista Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Rice, in 1986. Survivors include two sisters, Hattie Rice of Tipp City, Ohio, and Mary Grace Spears of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Harold Conley and Toby Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
ROPP, Luda (Rice)
1915-2008
Luda (Rice) Ropp, 92, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Urbana, died Monday, February 25, 2008 at 10:15 P.M. in the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY. She was born June 27, 1915 in Johnson County, KY, a daughter of John and Chattie (Van Hoose) Rice. She retired from Bulldog Electric in Urbana. Survivors include two daughters; Juanita Francis of Springfield and Barbara Kite of Lexington, KY, a son, John G. Ropp of Raleigh, NC, ten grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd H. Ropp, her parents, a daughter Darlene Caryl, a sister Mabel Jinks, and two brothers; John Rice, Jr. and Ernest Rice. The family will receive friends 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 2, 2008 in the WALTER- SCHOEDINGER FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, where services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, March 3, 2008 with Rev. Clifford Kissinger officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Luda's memory to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078. Springfield Ohio  2/28/2008.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
SALYER, Bonnie (Gullett)
1914-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Bonnie Gullett Salyer, 94, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 22, 1914, in Salyersville, she was a daughter of the late Jefferson B. and Sola Patrick Gullett. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Webster Salyer; a daughter, Patricia Ann Salyer; three brothers, Beecher Gullett, Nelson Gullett, and Lee Gullett; and four sisters, Jane Gullett, Eliza Gullett Montgomery, Maude Gullett Kennard, and Lizzie Gullett Minix. Survivors include a daughter, Stella Louise Prater of Salyersville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 2, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Daniel Lucas and Rev. Dustin Sims officiating. Burial was in A.B. Patrick Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
SMITH, Monnie Suzanner (Hamilton)
1924-2008
Monnie Suzanner Hamilton Smith, 83, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Keaton, died Friday, Feb. 22, at Fairborn, Ohio. Born July 31, 1924, at Keaton, she was a daughter of the late Emory and Nancy Ellen Ferguson Hamilton. She was a tool and die inspector. Survivors include a brother, James Hamilton of Keaton; and two sisters, Elsie Ferguson of West Liberty and Pauline Hill of Fairborn. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Lowell Ferguson, Allen Bayes, James Everett Bayes and Carl Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Open Fork United Baptist Church by contacting Paintsville Funeral Home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.27 2008

   
SPEARS, Pearl (Sluss)
1915-2008
Pearl Spears, 92, of Paintsville, formerly of Auxier, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 22, 1915, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Lula Mayhan Sluss. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Spears, in 1991. Survivors include eight sons, Willis Spears of Auxier, Billie Spears and James Spears, both of Kingsport, Tenn., Doug Spears, Glen Spears, Jimmy Spears and Johnnie Spears, all of Wabash, Ind., and George Spears of Paintsville; six daughters, Irene Hook and Janice Honeycutt, both of Auxier, Maggie Dollarhide of Van Lear, Neva Lee Powers of Ohio, Goldie Moore of Wabash and Virgie Porter of Prestonsburg; a sister, Nancy Pelfrey of Roanne, Tenn.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 25, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.27 2008

   
STAMBAUGH, Cordell Hull
1936-2008
Cordell Hull Stambaugh, 71, of Hillsboro, Ohio died, Wednesday, February, 13, 2008 in the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on December 27, 1936, the son of Heber W. and Sophia (Daniel) Stambaugh. He lived in Donnelsville and Springfield before moving to Hillsboro several years ago. Cordell was a member of the Silver Run Baptist Church and the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club. Cordell retired as a Heavy Equipment Operator for over forty years with the Operating Engineers Union Local #18. Cordell was preceded in death by his parents; second wife Shirley (Miller) Stambaugh; and one granddaughter Maranda Beekman. His survivors include his wife Carol (Stuckey) Stambaugh; children Wayne & Glenna Stambaugh and Karla North, both of New Carlisle; Paula Stambaugh of Donnelsville; step children Tammy & Tommy Beekman of Vinton, Angie & Shane Miller of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Billy Stuckey of Eastgate and Wendy & Brian Beekman Stuckey of Hillsboro, who helped her mother nurse him through many months of failing health; brothers Harold & Barb Stambaugh of Wilkinson, West Virginia, Alvis Lee & Louise Stambaugh of Fresno, California, and Hershel & Barb Stambaugh of Hager Hill, Kentucky; one sister Elwanda & Henry A. Patrick of Wittensville, Kentucky; four grandchildren and eighteen step-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends and family may call Monday from 5-8 PM in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR Memorial Home. Services will be Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the memorial home with Pastor John Swanson officiating. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions are requested to be given to the family. Springfield Ohio 2/16/2008.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
STAPLETON, Davis Burton "David"
1923-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Davis Burton "David" Stapleton, 84, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Feb. 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 20, 1923, in Boyd County, he was a son of the late Fielden and Mollie Burton Stapleton. He was a retired educator with Mayo School and a member of First Christian Church. He was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Jeanne Castle Spurlock. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Stambaugh Stapleton of Paintsville; a brother, John Stapleton of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Lou Cotner of Westerville, Ohio, and Eula Jean Stricklin of Jackson, Miss.; one grandchild; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, at First Christian Church, Paints-ville, with Wesley Stedtefeld and Burl Wells Spurlock officiating. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008

 
TACKETT, Kathy (Fraley)
1953-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. at the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church for Kathy Tackett, 54, of Whitehouse, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Feb. 23 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Tackett was born July 15, 1953 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Hentison and Christine Pack Fraley. She had worked at Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center at Thelma, Ky., and she was a manager with Rice Food Service. She was also preceded in death by one son, Joseph Tackett. Surviving are her husband, Wendell Tackett of Whitehouse; one son, Sam Tackett of Paintsville, Ky.; one daughter, Michelle Spencer of Whitehouse; four brothers, Johnnie and Grover Fraley, both of Georgia, Wallace Fraley of Van Lear, Ky., and Chris Fraley of Florida; three sisters, Connie Adams of Michigan, Jewell Wallace of Georgia and Nancy Fraley of Boons Camp, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland and Richard Salyer, with burial in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 27, 2008

   
TEATER, Mary Evelyn (VanHoose)
1922-2008
Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 10 a.m. Funeral Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery Born May 25, 1922 Died February 13, 2008 Mary Evelyn VanHoose Teater died February 13, 2008, at her home in Edgewood Estates in Frenchburg, Kentucky. She was the only child of Charles W. VanHoose and Lula Patrick VanHoose and the widow of Oran C. Teater who preceded her in death on November 20, 2001. She is survived by her daughter Dianna T. Walke (Ron) of Morehead, KY and her granddaughter Lee Ann Walke Pepper (Daryl) and four great grandchildren: Anna Cecile, Mary Charlotte, Charles Dexter and Elizabeth Lee of Elizabethtown, KY. Evelyn was born in Thealka, Johnson County, KY on May 25, 1922. She wrote in her Memoir, I’m Glad I’m Not From Off, that she felt sorry for anyone who was not born in Paintsville or who did not grow up on Preston Street. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Paintsville, served as president of the Paintsville Woman’s Club. Her career as a legal secretary was spent in the law offices of Wells and Wells. After her husband’s retirement as Superintendent of the Paintsville City Schools in 1978, they relocated to Lexington, KY. There she was an active member of Southern Acres Christian Church and spent a good deal of her time volunteering for various church events. In 1982, Evelyn and Oran moved to Morehead, KY to be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandchild. There she was active at the Morehead Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where she volunteered at the Human Concerns Store and the Senior Citizen’s Day Care. She was also a member of the Morehead Garden Club. Visitation for Mary Evelyn VanHoose Teater will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008, at the First Christian Church, 227 East Main Street, Morehead, KY at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of her life will begin at 11:30 with the Rev. Mollie Smothers officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville (near Paintsville). Graveside services will be held at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers: David Mirus, Clyde I. James, David Perkins, Charlie Tingle, Lee Chaney, Larry Fannin, Jack Whidden, Wayne Caldwell, and Ronnie Caudill. Honorary pallbearers: Dan Thomas and the Elders of First Christian Church. Memorial tributes may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Living Memorial Fund or St. Claire Regional Medical Center Foundation, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
VANHOOSE, Shirley (Means)
2008
Shirley VanHoose, 73, of Somerset and formerly of Versailles and Paintsville, wife of James G. VanHoose, departed this life on Fri, Feb 8, 2008 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital due to an extended illness. Born in Powell Co., she is the daughter of Mila Clay Means and the late Cebert D. Means. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Lloyd) Jones of Midway, her son, Phillip VanHoose of Lexington, 2 brothers, Danny (Virginia) Means of Versailles and Preston (Vivian) Means of Lakeland, FL, 2 granddaughters, Carrie (David) Apple and Crissie Montgomery, 3 great granddaughters, Kiaya Apple, Macey Montgomery, Mia Montgomery and 1 great grandson, Ben Apple. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Dewey, Charles, Lynwood and Larry Means. Funeral services will be held 1pm Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, with Rev. Mike James officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-5pm Sun at the funeral home. Serving as casketbearers will be Greg Means, Zack Means, Tim Means, Steve Means, Danny Means and David Apple. Lexington Ky. 2/9/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
WELLS, Irma
1913-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Irma Wells, 94, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Wells was born April 3, 1913 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Davis and Rosie Dennison Spriggs. She was a retired nurse at Paintsville Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John O. Wells, and her sister, Verla Williams. Surviving are two nieces, Colleen Williams and Karen Parsley, both of Van Lear; and three nephews, Jerry Williams of Van Lear, Ricky Williams of Bonanza, Ky., and Roger Williams of West Van Lear, Ky. The service will be officiated by Jerry Scott, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.20 2008

    
WHITE, Mae (Rigsby)
1914-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mae Rigsby White, 93, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19 at her residence. Mrs. White was born May 25, 1914 at Carver, Ky., daughter of the late Lee and Elizabeth Arnett Rigsby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. White. She was a past member of the King’s Addition Homemakers, Paintsville Garden Club and United Methodist Women. Surviving are one son, Lester Lynn (Marlene) White of Powhatan, Va.; one daughter, Sara Beth (Don) Case of Dandridge, Tenn.; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Don Barnett and Larry O’Bryan, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Feb.22 2008

   
WILLIAMS, Ruth Ann (Newsome)
1951-2008
Ruth Ann Newsome Williams, 57, of Paintsville, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at her residence. Born April 22, 1951, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of Lula Reynolds Newsome and the late Ralph Newsome. She was a nurse/bookkeeper and member of First Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her husband, James Williams of Paintsville; a son, James Edward Williams II of Tutor Key; a brother, Ralph Newsome Jr. of McDowell; seven sisters, Dotty Lyn Spradlin of Denver, Alicetene Ward of McDowell, Jean Grim and Christine Simpson, both of Prestonsburg, Vada Sue Savage of Southland, and Brenda Kay Henson and Barbara Tuttle, both of Auxier; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home and one hour prior to funeral Thursday, Feb. 28, at the church. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.27 2008

   
WRIGHT, Lorene (Callahan)
1940-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lorene Wright, 67, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at her residence. Born April 24, 1940, at Richmond, she was a daughter of the late Roy Lee and Barbara Ann Fransted Callahan. She was a retired LPN with VA Hospital, Lexington, and attended the Old Log Cabin Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Callahan; and two sisters, Wanda Baker and Willa Wells. Survivors include her husband, Carl Wright; three sons, Marty Wright of Lucasville, Ohio, Lindy Wright of Candler, N.C. and Eddie Kelly of Florida; two sisters, Gerry Lockhart of Corbin and Carol Ann Rucker of Bulls Gap, Tenn.; and four brothers, Daniel Callahan of Van Nuys, Calif., Robert Callahan and Jim Callahan, both of Batavia, Ohio and Roy Lee Callahan of McKee. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 10, at O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel, Corbin, with Rev. Herbert Wells officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery, under direction of O'Neil Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.13 2008




MARCH - 2008
ARMS, Alvious E.
1932-2008
WEST VIRGINIA — Alvious E. Arms, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., died Monday, March 31, at VA Medical Center, Huntington. Born May 23, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Everett and Minnie Blair Webb Arms. He was a manager with Carter Plumbing/Heating, South Point, Ohio, and a member of First Congregational Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Neva Arms, in 1992. Survivors include a son, Darwin Lee Arms of Huntington; three brothers, Bill Arms of Grove City, Ohio, Herberr Arms of Hager Hill, and Wayne Arms of Farmington, Mo.; two sisters, Everetta Bradley of Stuttgart, Ark., and Vickie Blanton of Staffordsville; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 2, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Tim Dixon and Wayne Price officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.02 2008

   
BACK, William F.  Sr.
1935-2008
Mass of Christian Burial services were held Friday, March 14, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marysville, Calif., for William F. Back Sr., 72, of Wheatland, who passed away Monday, March 10 at his residence. Mr. Back was born Sept. 22, 1935 in Paintsville, Ky. He was a retired executive vice-president with Aerojet and an active member in the Republican Party. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Back of Wheatland; one daughter, Diana Jane Grosser of Newcastle, Calif.; three sons, William F. Back Jr. of Orangevale, Calif., Larry Custer Back of Bella Vista, Calif., and Robert Lee Jackson Back of Divide, Colo.; one brother, Kenneth Back of Mansfield, Ohio; one sister, Susan Holden of Spokane, Wash.; and 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.09 2008

   
BAILEY, Leon
1948-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Leon Bailey, 59, of Salyersville, died Friday, March 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 26, 1948, in Salyersville, he was a son of the late Berry "Junior" and Bertha Bailey. He was a member of Salt Lick Church, Salyersville. Survivors include a daughter, Keisha Woods of Beanita; three sons, Jason Laney of Ashland, and Jacob Bailey and Isaac Bailey, both of Salyersville; a brother, Farley Bailey of Salyersville; five sisters, Meneva Williams and Margaret Shepherd, both of Salyersville, Connie Salyor of St. Louis, Miss., Melvadine Peters of Martin and Robutis Stozel of Jackson, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18, at Salt Lick Church with Irvin Allen Jr. officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

    
BALDWIN, Sophia Ann (Meade)
1939-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sophia Ann Baldwin, 68, of Oil Springs, died Friday, March 28, at her residence. Born Nov. 13, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Linzie and Gegie Conley Meade. She was a cosmetologist and hair stylist. She was also preceded in death by a son, Hashel Baldwin; and a grandson. Survivors include her husband, John D. Baldwin of Oil Springs; four sons, Barry Dean Baldwin and Johnny Douglas Baldwin, both of Campton, Buddy Allen Baldwin of Tutor Key, and Tommy Joe Baldwin of Martin; a daughter, Alice Scott of Lovely; a brother, Buddy Meade of Oil Springs; two sisters, Betty Jo Deskins of Thelma, and Louisa Trimble of Oil Springs; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, March 31, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Chris Baldwin and David Stacy officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.02 2008

   
BALL, Jesse
1936-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11, 11 a.m. at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Church for Jesse Ball, 71, of Louisa, Ky., who passed away Friday, March 7 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Ball was born May 11, 1936 in Logan, W.Va., son of the late Oliver and Minnie Wells Ball. He was a sanitation engineer with the City of Huntington, W.Va. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Ball. Surviving are two sons, Jesse Lee Ball of Louisa and Johnny Ball of Jacksonville, N.C.; three daughters, Annetta Thompson and Bonnie Osborne, both of Louisa, and Shirley Jane Shackleton of Jacksonville; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Terry Conley, with burial in the Ball Family Cemetery at Louisa. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.12 2008

  
BARKER, Donna (Stapleton)
1943-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Donna Stapleton Barker, 64, of Salyersville, died Friday, March 28, at her residence. Born Sept. 12, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Heida Grimm Stapleton, and the late Charles Stapleton. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Church of Christ. Additional survivors include her husband, John R. Barker; a son; three step-sons; a grandchild; and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 31, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Brian Bailey officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.02 2008

   
BARKER, Gina (Bowling)
1960-2008
Gina Barker, 47, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, March 5, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 31, 1960, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Fredrick Bowling of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dimple Mahan of Springfield, Ohio. Additional survivors include her husband, Michael Barker of Van Lear; two sons, Michael Barker of Springfield and Glen Barker of Williamsport; three brothers, Todd Howard, Craig Howard and Joseph Michael Howard, all of Springfield; and three sisters, Kelly, Kim and Karen, all of Cleveland. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger Hill officiating. She will be cremated. Phelps and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 5 - 9 p.m. today (Friday) at the funeral home. "CREMATED"  Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.12 2008

  
BELL, Juanita (Picklesimer)(Moore)
1917-2008
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 26. 11 a.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home in Wheeling, W.Va., for Juanita Picklesimer Moore Bell, 91, of Wheeling, who passed away Sunday, March 23 at Martins Ferry East Ohio Regional Hospital. Mrs. Bell was born March 15, 1917 at Volga, Ky., daughter of the late Homer D. and Ethel Conley Picklesimer. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Juanita is fondly remembered as “Juanita, the Girl from the Hills”, who began her singing and song writing career in 1938 at station WCMI in Ashland, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Bell; four brothers, Walter, Francis, Hubert and Hansel Picklesimer. Surviving are one son, Roger Lee (Joyce) Moore of Warwood; three brothers, Estill Picklesimer of Florida, Willis Picklesimer of Ohio, and Homer Picklesimer Jr. of Volga; two sisters, Ann Monroe of South Carolina, and Betty Garey of Kentucky; and three grandchildren. Burial was in the Kadesh Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Kepner Funeral Home of Wheeling. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar 28 2008

  
BLAIR, James V.
1945-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 3, 1 p.m. at the Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw, Ind., for James V. Blair, 63, of Warsaw, who passed away Sunday, March 30 at his residence. Mr. Blair was born Jan. 25 at Denver, Ky., son of the late Vernie and Ora Arms Blair. He was retired from ABC Industries. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Willis Blair, and one sister, Wilma Carol Lowe. Surviving are two sons, James C. (Penny) Blair of Pierceton, Ind., and Andrew (Jeni) Riley of Winona Lake, Ind.; two daughters, Sarah Blair and Sandra (John) Amador, both of Winona Lake; three brothers, Robert (Linda) Blair of Warsaw, Wayne Blair of Winona Lake, and Larry Pelphrey of Sidney, Ohio; one sister, Anna Mary Meade of Louisiana; and eight grandchildren, and 16 nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Pastor Chad Burkhart, with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery at Warsaw. Arrangements under the direction of the Titus Funeral Home of Warsaw. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.04 2008

   
BLAIR, Mirzie (Montgomery)
1915-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mirzie Blair, 92, of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 17, 1915, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Ollie and Dennie Montgomery. She as a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lester Blair, in 1961; and a son, Oliver Lee Blair; six brothers and sisters; and a grandson. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Lester Blair, and Larry Blair, both of Paintsville, and Gary Blair of Meally; seven daughters, Opal Castle of Flat Gap, Patsy Profitt, Herma Pelfrey, and Loretta Daniel, all of Paintsville, Mary Sue Dodds of Ashville, Ohio, Maxine Spradlin of Flatwoods, and Sharon Lynn Fraley of Swartz Creek, Mich.; a brother, Oshel Montgomery of Piketon, Ohio; two sisters, Nannie Carter of Waverly, Ohio, and Cousie Ward of Piketon; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 16, at First Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Harold Conley and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

  
CASTLE, Elizabeth (Holbrook) (Adams)
19302008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elizabeth Holbrook Adams Castle, 78, of Sitka, died Monday, March 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Breathitt County, she was a daughter of the late Granville and Frona Risner Holbrook. She was a farmer. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin H. Adams, in 1986, and Oscar Castle, in 1989; and a son, William Holbrook. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Roselyn Puckett of Sitka; four brothers, James Holbrook of Mexico, Palmer Holbrook of Chicago, Ill., Granville Holbrook Jr. of Mt. Sterling, and John Holbrook of Roanoke, Ind.; a sister, Louise Griffey of Irving, Texas; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Friday, March 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Phillip Puckett and Jerry Castle officiating. Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

   
CASTLE, Faye (Castle)
1953-2008
Faye Castle, 54 of Urbana, passed Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in the Ohio State University Medical Center Columbus. Faye was born May 27, 1953 in Paintsville, KY the daughter of the late Frank & Pina (Fletcher) Castle. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Clinton Castle, five sisters, Sue Caudill, Melinda, Helen, Mabel & Sylvia and five brothers, Ernest "Crackerbill," Andrew, Fred, Carl E. & Woodrow. Faye is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Gary Castle, her son, Clint (Brittany) Castle, her daughter, Pina (Melvin) Melms, her three grandchildren that she cherished, Allison & Ethan Melms and Avai Castle all of Urbana; her mother-in-law, Irene Castle of Urbana; her brothers, Frank (Dottie) Castle of Ulysses, KY, Terry (Shirley) Castle of Tutorkey, KY & Joe (Allison) Castle of London, OH; her sisters, Mildred Roberts of Urbana, Juanita Copas of Springfield, Marg (Roy) Salyers of Thealka, KY, Betty (Kenny) Stambough of Stambough, KY, Edna (James) Arms of Eastpoint, KY and Libby Castle of Eastpoint, KY; as well as numerous nieces and nephews of several generations. Faye was employed at the Wellington Nursing and Rehab Center for over 23 years. She liked working and helping the residents of the Wellington. She enjoyed cross stitch and attending & watching Kentucky university ball games. Faye's favorite thing to do was playing and spending time with her grandbabies. She was always the rock of her family. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2008 in the Vernon Funeral Home Urbana. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008 in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Way, Champaign County Chapter.

   
CAUDILL, Mary Joan (Demaree)
1931-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Joan Caudill, 76, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, March 25 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Caudill was born May 31, 1931 in Shelby County, Ky., daughter of the late Samuel Shelby and Margaret Ann Demaree.  Surviving are her husband, Wayne D. Caudill of Paintsville; three sons, Sam Caudill of Nippa, Ky., Doug Caudill of Paintsville, and Matt Caudill of Louisa, Ky.; five daughters, Margaret Ann Conn of River, Ky., Laurie Kestner of Hager Hill, Jill Rowland of Paintsville, Lisa Music of Blaine, and Beth Allen of Martha, Ky.; and 16 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Dan Heaberlin, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar 28 2008

  
CAUDILL, Richard Lee
1958-2008
FAYETTE COUNTY — Richard Lee Caudill, 49, of Lexington, formerly of Sitka, died Wednesday, March 12, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born June 15, 1958, he was a son of Loretta Castle Caudill of Lexington and the late Ochal Caudill. He was a construction carpenter and member of Lexington United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Judy Carol May Caudill of Lexington; a son, Phil Matthew Caudill of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Kateelynn and Kellie Tackett, both of Paintsville; a brother, William Allen Caudill of Nicholasville; and four sisters, Darlene Beam of Columbus, Rebecca Lynn Caudill and Sharon Gayle Caudill, both of Lexington, and Wilma Jean Jenkins of Paintsville. Funeral services were Saturday, March 15, at Locust Grove United Baptist Church, Stambaugh, with John G. Pelphrey, Jason Lowry, Eual McKenzie, and Ron Woodard officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

    
COMBS, Goldia R.
1921-2008
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Goldia R. Combs, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, March 13 at Mt. Carmel West in Columbus. Mrs. Combs was born Nov. 13, 1921 in Lawrence County, Ky., daughter of the late Frank and Dora Hall Preston. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Combs. Surviving are three sons, Wendell Combs of Chillicothe, Ohio, Harvey Combs of Columbus and Don Combs of Albany, Ohio; three brothers, Paul Preston of Dayton, Ohio, Jarvey Preston of Wisconsin and James Preston of Ashville, Ohio; two sisters, Amanda Kenner and Ellen Sargent, both of Columbus; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Alan Barnes, with burial following in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.19 2008

    
CONLEY, Bobby Jean
1935-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Bobby Jean Conley, of North Manchester, Ind., a former long-time resident of Riceville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, March 13 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. Ms. Conley was born July 26, 1935 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Elbert and Flora Hackworth Conley. Surviving are one sister, Earlene (Wayne) Nordman of Roann, Ind.; and three nieces and several great-nieces and great-nephews. The service was officiated by the Rev. Buell Webb, with burial in the Conley Family Cemetery at Bonanza, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Painstville Herald Wednesday March 19, 2008

   
CONLEY, Roger Willis
1948-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. at the Sharkey Free Will Baptist Church for Roger Willis Conley, 59, of Clearfield, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, March 11 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Conley was born June 28, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Ruth Long Conley of Oil Springs, Ky., and the late Willis Hershell Conley. He was a graduate of Oil Springs High School, a retired supervisor with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and a member of the Sharkey Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Shirlene Davis Conley of Clearfield; one daughter, Tina Conley Kiser of Pikeville, Ky.; one son, Anthony Willis Conley of Morehead, Ky.; and two sisters, Sarah Bailey of Lowmansville, Ky., and Susan Sanor of Oil Springs. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Harley Sexton Jr., with burial in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Arrangements under the direction of the Northcutt & Son Homes for Funerals of Morehead, Ky.  Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.14 2008

   
CRUTCHER, Thomas D.
1923-2008
MADISON COUNTY — Thomas D. Crutcher, 84, of Richmond, formerly of Ashland, passed away early Saturday morning, March 22, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Mr. Crutcher was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, to John Breckenridge and Rose Castle Crutcher, both of whom preceded him in death. He was the husband of Barbara Murray Crutcher. Mr. Crutcher served in the United States Army 102nd Infantry 407th Canon Company in World War II, during which time he earned a Purple Heart. He owned and operated the Crutcher Grocery in Louisa. Mr. Crutcher was a member of Rush Masonic Lodge 715 F. & A.M., as well as the South Ashland United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Barbara; Mr. Crutcher is survived by a son, Thomas D. Crutcher II (Wilma) of Richmond; three granddaughters, Heather, Rebecca, and Amber Crutcher, all of Richmond; one brother- in-law, Dean Murray of Prestonsburg; and four nieces and nephews, John Newsom of Poca, W.Va., John Alley of Milwaukee, Wis., Sheri Murray Music and Greg Murray, both of Paintsville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Crutcher was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Mack, and Jack Crutcher; three sisters, Rosemary Newsom, Louise Clegg, and Emily Tilson; and one nephew, Mack Crutcher of Spokane, Wash. Funeral services for Thomas Crutcher will be today at noon, Wednesday, March 26, at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, with Revs. John Salvage and Jeff Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Burial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Young Funeral Home. Masonic Rites were held Tuesday, March 25, at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home, Richmond. Big Sandy News Mar 2008


DAVIS, Loran
19202008
BOYD COUNTY — Loran Davis, 87, of Ashland, died Tuesday, March 11, at Woodland Oaks Healthcare Center, Ashland. Born June 3, 1920, in Paintsville, he was a son of the late Clarence and Exer Davis. He was a retired coal truck driver with Little Elkhorn Coal Company. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Akers Davis, in 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Octavia Jane Estepp of Prestonsburg and Shirlene Conley of Clearfield; a son, Jason Davis of Prestonsburg; a sister, Freida Castle of Paintsville; a brother, Bill Davis of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, March 16, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harley Sexton officiating. Burial was in Richmond Memorial Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Carter Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

  
DENNISON, Beatrice (Necessary)
1924-2008
Beatrice N. Dennison, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Logan Regional Medical Center. Born March 15, 1924, in Johnson County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Orza and Suzanne Sturgill Necessary. Also preceding her in death was her husband, James Dennison, in 1996, and one son, James Gary Dennison on January 20, 2008. Mrs. Dennison was a homemaker and attended the Yuma Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Freda (Gary) Whisman of Ethel and Wilma (Chester) Ball of Lake; one daughter-in-law, Ruby Dennison of Stirrat; one step-son, James Wendell (Dorothy) Dennison of Columbia, Tenn.; one brother, Frank Necessary of Madison, Va.; one half-sister, Jean Grace of Williamson; six grandchildren, Tammy Whisman, Angela (Page) Vannatter, Brian (Bobbi) Ball, Chad (Kayla Marie) Ball, Debra Dennison and Shane Dennison; six great-grandchildren, Kayla Brooke Ball, Taylor CheyAnn Ball, Brandon Lee Ball, Tyler James Ball, Emilee Madison Ball and Savannah Page Vannatter, and two step grandchildren. Jerry Scott will officiate funeral services for Mrs. Dennison which will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel at Paintsville, Ky., with burial to follow at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky., is in charge of the arrangements. Logan Banner Saturday March 15, 2008 Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
DOYLE, Malcolm K.
2008
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 12, 11 a.m. at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester, Ky., for Malcolm K. Doyle, 74, of Paris, Ky., who passed away Monday, March 10 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mr. Doyle was the son of the late Charles Doyle and Elizabeth Hahn Doyle Bush. He was retired from AT&T and was a Kentucky Colonel and a Korean War veteran. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Baldridge Doyle; two sons, Stuart (Cheryl) Doyle and Jeff Doyle, both of Clark County, Ky.; one daughter, Lynn (Keith) Blaylock of Fulton, Miss.; and two grandchildren and two cousins. The service will be officiated by the Rev. James Williams, with burial in the Winchester Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Scobee Funeral Home of Winchester. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.12 2008

   
ESTEP, Berla Mae (Harris)
1937-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Berla Mae Estep, 71, of Minnie, formerly of Thelma, died Friday, March 14, at her residence. Born Feb. 18, 1937, in Kite, she was a daughter of the late German and Edna Grace Isaac Harris. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lowell Estep, in 1998. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Hall and Carolyn S. Williams, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Eva Lee Harris Miller of Callahan, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Louie Ferrari officiating. Burial was in Blankenship Cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

  
ESTEP, Gladys
1930-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Glady Estep, 77, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, March 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 13, 1930, he was a son of the late Harrison and Ella Mae McKenzie Estep. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lola Gay Cantrell Estep, in 1970; second wife, Martena Lyons Bunyard Estep, in 1994. Survivors include two sons, Donnie Estep of Carmel, Ind., and James O. Estep of Oil Springs; seven daughters, Sabrina Estep, Swannanoa, N.C., Jaime Gale Hackworth of Georgetown, Linda Hall of Ashland, Shirlene Johnson of Ironton, Ohio, Yvonne Kestner and Teresa O'Bryan, both of Hager Hill, and Wanda Mollette of Flat Gap; three step- sons, Allen Bunyard of San Francisco, Calif., Johnny Bunyard of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Tommy Bunyard of Kermit, W.Va.; a step-daughter, Tammy Bolin of Greensville, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a step- great grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

  
FITZPATRICK, Michael Dewayne
1968-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Michael Dewayne Fitzpatrick, 39, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, March 1, at his residence. Born Oct. 22, 1968, in Ohio, he was a son of the late George Luther and Doris Eva McCoy Fitzpatrick. He was a disabled laborer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Crecy Leighann Barnett Fitzpatrick; and a daughter, Crecy Leighann Fitzpatrick. Survivors include a brother, John Douglas Fitzpatrick Sr.; and a sister, Georgette Marie Fitzpatrick Ratliff of Keaton. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 4, at Old Log Church, Van Lear, with Richard Music officiating. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008

   
GIBSON, Faye (Prater)
1953-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Faye Gibson, 54, of Salyersville, died Thursday, March 6, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 1, 1953, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of Fred and Nancy Cole Prater. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Gene Bailey and Carl Gibson; eight brothers, John Prater, Blaine Prater, Ralph Prater, and Paul James Prater, Shirley "Skip" Prater, Monroe Prater, Gary Lynn Prater, and Kelly Prater; and a sister, Beverly Lovely. Survivors include two sons, Christopher Bailey and Randy Bailey, both of Salyersville; a daughter, Tracy Slusher of Salyersville; seven brothers, Eddie Prater and Chester Prater, both of Salyersville, Raymond Cole of Indianapolis, Ind., Ray Cole, Glen Prater, Don Prater, and J.C. Prater, all of Jackson, Mich.; a sister, Madeline Ely of Jackson; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 9, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Simon Porter officiating. Burial was in Jim Prater Cemetery, Half Mountain, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

  
GORRELL, Penelope S. (Arrowood)
1945-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Penelope S. "Penny" Gorrell, 62, of Ashland, died Tuesday, March 25, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 2, 1945, in Paintsville, she was a daughter of Velma Banks Arrowood of Meally, and the late Walter Arrowood. She was a legal secretary. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter F. Arrowood. Additional survivors include her husband, Earl Gorrell of Ashland; three sons, Fontaine Greene of Guatemala, Timothy Greene of Richlands, Va., and Jonothan Greene of Paintsville; two daughters, Beth Cline of Ashland and Lisa Ratliff of Lexington; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 29, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. Steve Williams and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Banks Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Foundation by calling the funeral home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.02 2008

   
HAYDEN, Clifford "Chigger"
1944-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Clifford "Chigger" Hayden, 63, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 2, at his residence. Born Nov. 10, 1944, at Wayland, he was a son of the late Shirley and Sylvia Alexander Hayden. He was a brick mason and a member of Masonic Lodge in Tennessee. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Randy Lee Hayden and Rodney Leckrone; three brothers, Shirley "Buddy", Charlie and Gene Hayden; and two sisters, Betty Jewell Simon and Mary Pennington. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Dewayne Hayden of Nashville, Tenn., Wesley Allen Hayden of Durham, N.C. and Larry Thomas Hayden of Paintsville; five daughters, Brock Yarnell of North Carolina, Anita Kay Nelson of Prestonsburg, Amanda Leigh Nelson of Lavern, Tenn., Raven Denise Dunston of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Kaleigh Denise Nelson of Paintsville; three brothers, James Edgar Hayden of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Raymond Lee Hayden of East Point and William Walker Hayden of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Sharon Bernice Music of Auxier and Jackie Lafferty of Denver, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 5, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Tim McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

  
HAPNER, Ruth (Dutton)
1957-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Ruth Dutton Hapner, 50, of Sitka, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, March 26 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Hapner was born Sept. 2, 1957 in Seattle, Wash., daughter of Elva Mae Blevins Dutton of Meally, Ky., and the late Foster Dutton. She was a homemaker.  Surviving are her husband, Steven Hapner of Sitka; two sons, Foster Michael Dutton of Claypool, Ind., and Ricky Jay Wells Hughes of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Lisa Ann Hoppus of Claypool; three brothers, Walter Dutton of Oil Springs, Ky., Henry Dutton of Staffordsville, and Elbert Dutton of Meally; one sister, Emma Dutton of Meally; nine grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Doug Crider, with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar 28 2008

   
HARBISON, Sue (Chandler)
1925-2008
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m. at the Shandon United Methodist Church for Sue Chandler Harbison, 82, who passed away Friday, March 7. Mrs. Harbison was born Aug. 11, 1925 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late John Henry and Hazel Vivian Fannin Chandler. She was a member of Good Will Sunday School class, a devoted Girl Scout leader, and a member of the Altuistic Society and American Women’s Club. Surviving are her husband, John Robert “Bob” Harbison; one daughter, Susan Lee (Scott) Bellows of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Martha Joe Cox of Paintsville; two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia, and Milward Funeral Home of Lexington. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar 28 2008

  
HOWARD, Scotty
1958-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Scotty Howard, 50, of Salyersville, died Saturday, March 22, at his residence. Born Feb. 20, 1958, at Paintsville, he was a son of Aileen Arnett Howard of Salyersville and the late Daniel Howard. He was an electrician with Electricians' Union #1925, Martin, Tenn. Additional survivors include his wife, Loretta Kae Romine Howard of Salyersville; two sons, Ricky Romine and Brandon Howard, both of Salyersville; a daughter, Michelle Howard of Salyersville; three brothers, Jimmy R. Howard, Bobby N. Howard, and Rocky L. Howard, all of Salyersville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 25, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Flynn Rodgers officiating. Burial was in Howard Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar. 2008

    
HYDEN, Howard H.
1918-2008
Howard H. Hyden, 89, 255 N. Comstock, Wabash, Indiana, passed away 2:35 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born to Ballard and Sarah (Webb) Hyden on July 18, 1918 in Hager Hill, Kentucky. He married Dolla Fraley on May 6, 1940, she passed away on June 15, 1998. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in the yard. He worked Wabash County Highway, also Wabash Alloys and B Walters. He is survived by two sons, Howard N. Hyden (Mary) of Roann and Eugene J. Hyden (Judy) of Wabash; two daughters, Mrs. Fairley (Freda Faye) Bradford of Roann and Mrs. Leonard (Lotressa) Stephens of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; three sisters, Helen Wilcox of VanLear, Kentucky, Gladys Blair and Thelma Blair both of Dayton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandson. Services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008 at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Officiating the services will be Rev. Bill Bowling. Burial will follow the services in Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at the funeral home.


    
JACKSON, Paul H.
1933-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. at the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church for Paul H. Jackson, 74, of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Jackson was born Nov. 15, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Wayne and Allie Owens Jackson. He was a farmer and retired from the military. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Eyrine Jackson. Surviving are his wife, Phoebe L. Jackson of Oil Springs; one son, Ralph J. Jackson of Kissimmee, Fla.; three daughters, Linda Jackson Jones of Tyler, Texas, and Crystal Gail O’Brian and Anita Marie Jackson, both of Oil Springs; one brother, Phillip Jackson of Oil Springs; two sisters, Cristine Thomas of Trotwood, Ohio, and Ioma McNally of Racheal, Va.; and four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elder Sammy Reed, with burial in the Jackson Family Cemetery on Pigeon Creek Road at Oil Springs. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.07 2008

   
JOHNSON, Janice (Huston)
2008
Janice Johnson, 69, wife of Bobby Johnson, died Sun, March 9, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital. Born in Paintsville, KY, she was the daughter of Imogene Houston of Meally, KY and the late Ernest Houston. Mrs. Johnson was a self-employed real estate agent and member of Southern Acres Christian Church. Survivors other than her husband and mother include a son, Paul (Kristina) Pelphrey, Paintsville, KY; three daughters, Teresa (Kent) Gibson, Jamestown, KY, Connie (Robert) Shifflett, Midlothian, VA, and Pam (Gary) Mosier, Ozark, MO; eleven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren; a step-daughter, Natalee (Tony) Bays, Midway, KY; three brothers, Les (Diane) Houston, Albuquerque, NM, Donald Ray (Sandy) Houston, East Point, KY, and Ralph (Karen) Houston, Auxier, KY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10:30am Wed, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Bruce Carpenter, Pastor. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9pm Tue. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lex., KY 40502. Lexington Ky. on 3/11/2008. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
KEEL, Merman L.
1934-2008
OHIO — Merman L. Keel, 73, of Defiance, Ohio, died Saturday, March 22, at Mercy Hospital of Defiance, Ohio. Born Nov. 6, 1934, at Van Lear, he was a son of the late Kermit and Lucy Taylor Keel. He was retired from Dinner Bell Foods, a life member of Defiance VFW Post 3360, and a U.S. Army Korean Conflict veteran. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roger Keel, Bobby Keel, and an infant; and a sister, Judy Meade. Survivors include his wife, Mary Taylor Keel of Defiance; a daughter, Cyndi Ensign of Defiance; a son, Russ Keel of Defiance; a sister, Dorothy Slone of Van Lear; a brother, Charles Keel of Continental; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 26, at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance, with Rev. Timothy Reynolds officiating. Military honors were accorded by VFW Post 3360. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

   
KING, Mark Anthony
1963-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY Mark Anthony King, 45, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, March 11, at Delbarton, W.Va. Born Jan. 24, 1963, in Paintsville, he was a son of Savannah King Hall and the late D.C. Baker. He was an equipment operator with Blackburn Construction. Additional survivors include two sons, Anthony Tyler King and Ethan Nathaniel King, both of Huntington, W.Va.; a daughter, Katlin Nichols King of Huntington; two brothers, Randy Lee Hall and Billy Joe Rose, Jr., both of Flat Gap; and a sister, Shirley Lynn Cox of Gatlinburg, Tenn. Funeral services were Thursday, March 13, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

 
KOCIO, Juanita Marie (Williams)
1921-2008
Juanita Marie Williams Kocio, 86, of Ashland, died Wednesday morning in King’s Daughters Medical Center following an extended illness. Juanita was born May 6, 1921, in Paintsville, Ky., a daughter of the late John S. and Bertha Wheeler Williams. She was a 1943 graduate of Morehead Teachers College and received her master’s degree from Morehead State University. She began her teaching career at Meade Memorial and Oil Springs schools in Johnson County, Ky., before transferring to Ashland City Schools, where she taught and served as food service administrator until her retirement in 1982. Juanita served as member and officer of the Heritage Women’s Club. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Boyd County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church, holding various local and district offices in the United Methodist Women’s group. She was preceded in death in 1977 by her husband of 34 years, Dimitri “Mike” Kocio, and was also preceded by two sisters, Beatrice Williams Pack and Audrey Mae Williams. Surviving are two daughters, Georgia Roberts and husband Wendell of Ashland, Ky., and Cindy Justice and husband Charles Jr. of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; and five grandchildren, Christen Justice McDougal and husband Don, Andrew Roberts, Matthew Justice, Nicholas Justice and Michael Justice. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Troy Poff. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Centenary United Methodist Women, 2901 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
KRETZER, Kenneth
1936-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. at the Bryantsville United Methodist Church, for Kenneth Kretzer, 72, who passed away Friday, March 14 at his residence. Mr. Kretzer was born Feb. 16, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Burdette and Bertha McKnight Kretzer. He was a retired contractor and a member of the Bryantsville United Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Marlene Kretzer and Erin Kretzer; and three brothers, Burdette Clifton II, Ollie, and Henry Kretzer. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Kretzer; four sons, Kenneth Morris Kretzer of Ohio, Jeffery Burdette (Melissa) Kretzer of Tennessee, Shane (Cathy) Kretzer of Bryantsville, and Jason Ronald (Laura) Kretzer of Paintsville, Ky.; four daughters, Constance Yavanna Arthur and Barbara VanHoose, both of Ohio, Natalie Harness of Bryantsville, and Amber Jo Ellen (Elmer) Baldridge of Nicholasville, Ky.; three brothers, Irvin (Kathy) Kretzer of North Carolina, Doug (Mona) Kretzer of Washington, and Morris (Janet) Kretzer of Michigan; two sisters, Anna Hall of Ulysses, Ky., and Roberta (Everett) Lemaster of Michigan; and 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The service was officiated by the Rev. Faron Owen, with burial in the Kretzer Family Cemetery at Reedville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar 26 2008

  
LEWIS, Timothy
1964-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Timothy Lewis, 43, of Paintsville, died Thursday, March 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 22, 1964, in Johnson County, he was a son of Deloris Haney Smedley and the late Bobby Lee Smedley. He was a butcher and a Deacon of Crusade for Jesus Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Delta Hall Lewis of Paintsville; a son, Timothy Michael Jacob Lewis of Paintsville; a daughter, Sarah Delorisann Lewis of Paintsville; and two sisters, Carman Smedley of Ohio and Cheryl Cook of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, March 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

          
MEADE, Fannie (Sherman)
1929-2008
Fannie Meade, Ypsilanti, MI Age 79, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008 at home. She was born January 25, 1929 in Thealka, KY, the daughter of Alfred and Maude (LeMasters) Sherman. On October 2, 1947, she married Carl Meade in Paintsville, KY and he preceded her in death November 5, 1998. Fannie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a homemaker all her life. Survivors include- one daughter, Jeanne Mullins of Ypsilanti; three sons, Leroy (Sheryl) Meade of Pinckney, Daniel (Rebell) Meade of KY and David (Janet) Meade of FL; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, May Dove of Ypsilanti; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral service will be 11-00 am Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dr. Wesley Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Calvary Bible Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home where the family will greet friends 6-9 pm Thursday and 2-4 & 6-9 pm Friday.

    
MEEK, Ted Jr.
1936-2008
Graveside services will be held at a later date for Ted Meek Jr., 71, of Louisa, Ky., who passed away Monday, March 31 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Mr. Meek was born Oct. 24, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Mae Castle and Ted Meek Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Easter Preece Meek. He was a miner, carpenter and an auto/body mechanic. Surviving are one son, Charles Lee Meek of Tomahawk, Ky.; three daughters, Diana Adams of Tomahawk, Bertha Boyd of Ashland, Ky., and Debra Howard of Ulysses, Ky.; one sister, Clotene Lackey; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The service will be held in the Preece-Meek Cemetery at Tomahawk. Arrangements under the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.09 2008

   
MULLINS, Reva (Jackson)
1917-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Reva Jackson Mullins, 90, of Salyersville, died Thursday, March 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 13, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Calloway and Sola Risner Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Tip Top United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tom Mullins; a son, Delmer Mullins; three sisters, Bonnie McDaniels, Louise Risner, and Ruby Lesh; and a grandchild. Survivors include four sons, Ray Mullins, Melvin Mullins, Alvin Mullins, and Ola Mullins, all of Indiana; four daughters, Wanda Ritchie and Margie Green, both of Indiana, and Wilma Lee Howard and Norma Back, both of Salyersville; two brothers, Eskinovah Jackson and Ishmal Jackson, both of Salyersville; six sisters, Marie Combs of Salyersville, Ranie Gudakunst and Madaline Hensley, both of Indiana, Jane Hensley of Michigan, and Jolie Boggs and Martha Patton, both of Ohio; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, March 23, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Carl McIntosh and Wick McIntosh officiating. Burial was in Charlie Lovely Cemetery, Breathitt County, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

   
MUSIC, Dixie (Blevins)
1926-2008
Dixie Irene Blevins Music, 81, of Wittensville, died Monday, March 31, at Springfield Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. Born Oct. 19, 1926, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Dixie Simpson Blevins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Music. Survivors include three daughters, Myrine Rodgers and Deloris McCloud, both of Springfield; and Shelby Ryczek of Fairfield, Ohio; a brother, Herbert Blevins of Paintsville; two sisters, Katherine Simpson of Manchester, and Lorraine Young of West Van Lear; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 3, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

    
NEWMAN, Fred
1942-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Fred Newman, 66, of Offutt, died Monday, March 10, in Houston, Texas. Born March 8, 1942, in Elkhart County, Ind., he was a son of the late Walter and Thelma Stoner Newman. He was a technician with H and G Refrigeration. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Aldridge Newman, in 2004. Survivors include three sons, Fred Newman Jr. of Michigan, Mark Newman of Texas, and James Newman of Oklahoma; two daughters, Sherry Roby and Terry Shishler, both of Offutt; two sisters, Sharon Medford of Michigan and Pam Berner of Indiana; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phoenix City, Ala., under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

  
NUCKOLS, Zachary Lynn
2007-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Zachary Lynn Nuckols, 3 month-old son of Delbert Lynn and Lorie Michelle Robinson Nuckols of Meally, died Sunday, March 9, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. He was born Dec. 4, 2007 in Lexington. Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Rick and Judy Goble of Sitka; paternal grandparents, Noah Nuckols and Maxine Payton Brets, both of Horse Cave; paternal great-grandparent, Inis Nuckols of Horse Cave; and maternal great- grandparent, Jessie Murray of Paintsville. Funeral services were Thursday, March 13, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Teddy Preston officiating. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

  
NUNEMAKER, Tavie Jane (Burchett)
1954-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Tavie Jane Nunemaker, 53, of Tutor Key, died Wednesday, March 19, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 27, 1954, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Flem Estill and Huldia Marie Boyd Burchett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Nunemaker of Tutor Key; two sons, Johnny Nunemaker of Emma and James Nunemaker of Tutor Key; two daughters, April Nunemaker of Tutor Key and Jennifer Goodman of California; five brothers, James Burchett of Martin, Bradis Burchett of David, Wendell J. Burchett of Betsy Layne, Raymond Akers of West Virginia, and Teddy Kidd of Prestonsburg; six sisters, Margaret Boyd of Banner, Barbara Williams of Dwale, Dixie Catterton of Indiana, Etta Faye Whitt and Dicie Burchett, both of Paintsville, and Elizabeth Mulkey of Betsy Layne; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

   
PATTON, Oakley
1929-2008
Oakley Patton, 78, of Sidney, died Wednesday, March 5, at East Kentucky Veterans Hospital, Hazard. Born Dec. 22, 1929, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Goodel and Gertrude White Patton. He was a U.S. veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lou Ellen Morris Patton of Sidney; a son, Tim Patton of Paintsville; four daughters, Tena Herrel, Teresa Williams and Tonya Sameraro, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Tammy Uhl of Baltimore, Ohio; and three brothers, Bromley Patton and Donnie Patton, both of Paintsville, and Frankie Patton of Lexington. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Chapter 18 D.A.V. will conduct military rites at the cemetery. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, Friday, March 7, from 2 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.12 2008

  
POWERS, Melissa R
1977-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Melissa Renee Powers, 30, of Auxier, died Friday, March 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 29, 1977, at Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of Darrell and Leesa Cox Powers. She attended Happy House Adult Day Care for nine years. She was preceded in death by great-grandmother, Alice Bays; and grandfather, George Powers. Additional survivors include two sisters, Michelle Powers and Meredith Powers, both of Auxier; grandparents, Geneva Bays Cox of Auxier, and Ruby Griffith Powers of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 25, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, Auxier, with Bobby Joe Spencer, David Powers, and Shane Powers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

   
PRESTON, Brenda Sue (Baldridge)
1950-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Brenda Sue Preston, 57, of Boons Camp, died Monday, March 3, at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1950, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ulysses Joe and Melvina Price Baldridge. She was a nurse aide with Browns' Nursing Home and a member of Hurricane United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Doug Preston of Boons Camp; a son, Wayne Preston of Boons Camp; five brothers, Lester Baldridge and Dewayne Baldridge, both of Delaware, Ohio, Edward Baldridge of Marion, Ohio, Tommy Baldridge of Marengo, Ohio, and David Baldridge of Cardington, Ohio; and seven sisters, Linda Ridgeway of Mt. Victory, Ohio, Cynthia Ann Jones and Melissa Blinn, both of Marysville, Ohio, Charlotte Wheeler and Joan Wheeler, both of Richmond, Ohio, Virginia Kunce of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and Gloria Baldridge of Delaware. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Hurricane United Baptist Church, with David Baldridge, Phillip Caudill, and Marvin Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Preston Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.05 2008


PRESTON, Robert D.
1923-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3, 1:30 p.m. at the Milward Mortuary-Southland Drive in Lexington, Ky., for Robert D. Preston, 85, of Lexington who passed away Sunday, March 30. Mr. Preston was born Oct. 2, 1923 at Thealka, Ky., son of the late McClellan and Hazel Spears Preston. He was a retired attorney, he also served as an assistant Kentucky Attorney General and Commissioner of Insurance. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Louise Kesler Preston, and one grandson, Gregory Heizen. Surviving are three children; Robert D. Preston Jr. of Bagdad, Ky., Julia L. Preston of Louisville, Ky., and Timothy R. Preston of Lexington; nine grandchildren; and two cousins, Dr. J.W. Spears of Paintsville, Ky., and Gene Daker Spears of Marion, Ohio. Burial will be in the Bagdad Cemetery at Bagdad. Arrangements under the direction of the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland Drive of Lexington. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.02 2008

    
RICE, Anna Lee (Fraley)
1929-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, 11 a.m. at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel for Anna Lee Fraley Rice, 79, of Salyersville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, March 1 at her residence. Mrs. Rice was born Jan. 12, 1929 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Ray and Eunice Martin Fraley. She was a retired teacher with the Floyd County school system. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Billie Louise Johnson. Surviving are her husband, Mark Franklin “M.F.” Rice of Salyersville; one son, Mark Franklin (Judy) Rice Jr. of Salyersville; one daughter, Becky (Tommy) Carpenter of Salyersville; three brothers, Carl Ray Fraley of Pikeville, Ky., Bruce Fraley of Berea, Ky., and Fred Richard Fraley of Spartenburg, S.C.; two sisters, Judy Fraley Slone and Saundra Branham, both of Wayland, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by Carl MacIntosh, with burial in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville. Arrangements under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home of Salyersville.

   
RIFE, Orville "Arb"
1939-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Orville "Arb" Rife, 68, of Falcon, died Saturday, March 15, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 30, 1939, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Wiley and Katie Prater Rife. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Rife Nelson; a daughter, Norma Minix; four brothers, Hershal Rife, Kelly Rife, Walter Rife, and James Rife; and two sisters, Virgie Loper and Northy Riviera. Survivors include a son, Ricky Rife of Salyersville; three daughters, Janice Bailey and Melissa Rife, both of Oil Springs, and Peggy Rife of Gunlock; three brothers, Mitchell Rife of Olive Hill, Rich Rife of Stanton, and Arnold Rife of South Bend, Ind.; two sisters, Loretta Paris of Florence, Ala., and Dorsie Miller of South Bend; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 19, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Doug Auxier officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

   
ROWE, Nicholas Hager
2008-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Nicholas Hager Rowe, infant son of Hager Rowe and Jessica Mullins, was stillborn Friday, March 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Harry "Blackjack" Rowe. Additional survivors include two brothers, Elijah Mullins and Cameron Mullins, both of Salyersville; paternal grandmother, Sarah Rowe of Salyersville; and maternal grandparents, Danny and Dorothy Mullins of Salyersville. Funeral services were Saturday, March 29, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Herbert Marshall officiating. Burial was in M.F. Watson Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.02 2008

   
ROWE, Rose Alice (Patrick)
1941-2008
Rose Alice Rowe, 66, Fort Wayne, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Rose Alice Rowe, 66, Fort Wayne, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on Nov. 11, 1941, in Johnson County, Ky., to George and Dody (Hale) Patrick. She married Willis Rowe in August 1959. He preceded her in death in 1997. Mrs. Rowe was a homemaker and former member of Middle Street Wesleyan Church, Wabash. She loved creating hook rugs, playing games on Playstation and enjoyed fishing. She lived in Fort Wayne for the past 20 years, coming from Wabash, where she lived at 715 Race St. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Rowe and Jack Rowe, both of Fort Wayne, and Jerry Rowe, York, Pa.; six grandchildren, Elizabeth S. Dock, Kokomo, Heather L. Rowe, Jeffrey Rowe, Josephine Rowe, and Latasha Rowe-Leiding, all of Huntington, and Michael Rowe, Jr., Fort Wayne; two brothers, John Patrick, Florida, and Granville (Nellie) Patrick, Peru. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Rowe, in 2005. Graveside services and burial will be at Friends Cemetery, Wabash, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Wabash Indiana Monday March 17, 2008

   
SISCO, Shirley Jean
1949-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Shirley Jean Sisco, 59, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, March 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 9, 1949, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Eliza Mann Sisco of Eastern, and the late Winfrey Sisco. She was a homemaker and member of Praise Assembly of Prestonsburg. Additional survivors include a son, Jason Winfrey Layne of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Apryl Chantal Hyden and Crystal Grace Layne, both of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Veronica Sue Ward of Martin, and Connie Lynn Hurt of McDowell; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 26, at Praise Assembly, Prestonsburg, with J. M. Sloce officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

  
SLUSHER, Jason
1981-2008
Jason Slusher, 26, of Salyersville, died Saturday, March 22, at his residence. Born Oct. 21, 1981, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Jimmy Slusher and Sheila Cheek. He was a carpenter. Survivors include two daughters, Jasmine Slusher and Savannah Slusher, both of Salyersville; and a brother, Jimmy Slusher of Vandelle, Mich. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 25, at New Life Worship Center, Salyersville, with Rev. William Paul Perkins officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Mar 2008

   
STALDER, Carie Marie (Picklesimer)
1920-2008
STALDER, Carrie Marie 87, of South Vienna died at 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2008 in Community Hospital. She was born April 25, 1920 in Johnson County, Kentucky to Ralph and Virginia (Blair) Pickleseimer. Carrie was very active in Buckeye Trails Girl Scout Council. She is survived by four children and spouses, Larry Wheeler, South Vienna, Dottie (Rusty) Zumwalt, Hamilton, Marilyn (Bradley) Porter, Mississippi and Cindy (Bruce) Porter, Springfield; one step- daughter, Sue (Jim) Beatty, California; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers; one sister and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leslie Wheeler in 1948 and Clarence Stalder in 1981, two brother and two sisters. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in Rose Hill Burial Park with Pastor Bret Layton officiating. Burial will follow. CONROY FUNERAL HOME is handling the arrangements. Springfield Ohio 3/30/2008.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
STAMBAUGH, Phyllis (Ferguson)
1942-2008
Phyllis Ferguson Bradley Stambaugh of Hazel Green, KY, departed this life Friday, March 21, 2008, at the age of 65 years, 9 months, and 1 day. She was born on Saturday, June 20, 1942, at Keaton, KY, in Johnson County, a daughter of Elsie C. Hamilton Ferguson and the late John Martin Ferguson. She was united in marriage to Dorsey Bradley. To this union were born two children, James Martin "Marty" and Evelyn Denise. After the passing of her husband Dorsey, she met and married William Roger Stambaugh. She started her career with Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1973 and built her way up to a successful Senior Mary Kay Sales Director before her retirement in 2007. She was a Christian and a member of the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church. In addition to her father, John Martin Ferguson, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dorsey Bradley. She is survived by her husband, William Roger Stambaugh; two children, James Martin "Marty" and Uneda Bradley of Hazel Green, and Evelyn Denise and Christopher Aydelott of Boca Raton, FL; her mother & step father, Elsie C. and Lowell Ferguson of West Liberty; three step children, Jeffery & Donna Stambaugh of Valpariso, IN, Chelisha "Sissy" & J.R. Parks and Tammy and David Coil all of Goshen, IN; fifteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five sisters, Joyce Ferguson Bowlin and husband John Roger Bowlin of Sitka, KY, Judy and James Boyd Hill of West Liberty, Eula and Bill Thomas of Cape Corral, FL, Karen Ferguson of Dickson, TN, and Valerie Uebelhor of Lexington, KY; a host of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and special friend, Wilma Ison of West Liberty. Funeral service 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Potter Funeral Home with Rev. Lowell Ferguson, Rev. James Wallin, Rev. Buell Webb, and Rev. Carl Roller officiating. Burial in the Bradley Family Cemetery, Murphy Fork Road, Hazel Green, KY. Visitation at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2008 at the Potter Funeral Home. Memorials suggested to: Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church.  Pallbearers: Jamie Bradley, Tyler Bradley, Shawn Osborne, Brandon Osborne, Whitson Aydelott, Steven Stambaugh, Chris Bowlin, Michael Bowlin, James Bryan Hill, Joseph B. Hill. Honorary Pallbearers: Michael Parks, Matthew Coil, and all her many friends. Courtesy of the Potter Funeral Home web site of Morgan Co.,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
STAPLETON, Charles Mason
1923-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, 1 p.m. at the Bethesda Church in Beaver, Ohio, for Charles Mason Stapleton, 85, of West Union, Ohio, who passed away Thursday, March 20 at his residence. Mr. Stapleton was born March 18, 1923 in Ashland, Ky., son of the late Mason Stapleton and Tealie McCoy. He was a retired engineer with Dayton Power and Light Company. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Mae Frazier Stapleton; one daughter, Nancy Coleman; two sisters, Birdie Mae and Faye Stapleton; and two brothers, John Franklin and James Oscar Stapleton. Surviving are two sons, Edward Stapleton of Springboro, Ohio and Charles A. Stapleton of Waynesville, Ohio; three brothers, Robert Stapleton of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Herbert C. and Leonard Stapleton, both of West Union; and five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Beaver Union Cemetery at Beaver. Arrangements under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home of Jackson, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar 28 2008

   
TRIMBLE, Elizabeth
1927-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, noon, at the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church for Elizabeth Trimble, 80, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, March 5 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Ms. Trimble was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late James Trimble and Ruth Murphy. Surviving are one brother, Don Trimble of Gallia, Ohio, and one sister, Betty Ramey of Van Lear. The service will be officiated by Paul Wayne Browning, with burial following in the Murphy Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Mar.07 2008

   
VANHOOSE, Lifes
1927-2008
Lifes Vanhoose, 80, of Nippa, died Sunday, March 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 23, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Milt and Janey Witten Vanhoose. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Hall. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Stambaugh Vanhoose of Nippa; three sons, Floyd Vanhoose and James Vanhoose, both of Nippa, and Danny Vanhoose of Inez; a daughter, Carolyn Vanhoose of Lexington; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Terry Conley and Jerry Burchett officiating. Masonic services were conducted Monday, March 10, at the funeral home. Burial was in W.R. Castle Memorial Cemetery under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.12 2008

   
WELLS, Thomas Earl
1945-2008
Thomas Earl Wells, 62, of Van Lear, died Friday, March 14, at his sister's home in Hager Hill. Born Dec. 20, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was a son of the late Joe Jr. and Hilda Idigpio Wells. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy Neal Wells. Survivors include three brothers, Edward Lee Wells of Williamsport, David Rolland Wells and Brian Keith Wells, both of Van Lear; and a sister, Lois Collins of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Monday, March 17, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Roger D. Williams officiating. Burial was in Wells and Webb Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Mar.22 2008

  
YOUNG, Phyllis A.(Webb)
1939-2008
Phyllis A. Young, age 68, of Bellbrook, OH, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008 after battling a 20 year illness. She was born July 14, 1939 in Paintsville, KY. Phyllis was a graduate of Moorehead State University with a degree in education. She was a third grade teacher for 26 years at Five Points Elementary School in Fairborn, OH, and was a member of Central Avenue Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Fay Young; three daughters, Brenda (Chuck) McKee, Suzan (Sid) Starkey, and Gail (Paul) Sherrod; her mother, Elva Webb; one sister, Barbara Lavender; 7 grandchildren, Nicolas, Rachael, Chad, Travis, Paul, Olivia, and Abigail; friend and caretaker, Ellen Naguit. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Webb. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel (3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd.). Visitation will be 1 hour prior to time of service. Interment will follow at Bellbrook Cemetery If desired, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Dayton Ohio 3/11/2008. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock




APRIL - 2008
   

ARNETT, Barry Wayne
1960-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Barry Wayne Arnett, 48, of Salyersville, died Friday, April 18, at New Haven, W.Va. Born April 11, 1960, at Paintsville, he was a son of Burke Arnett of Salyersville, and Margaret Perkins Arnett of Pikeville. He was a Magoffin County Deputy Sheriff, a member of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad, the National Rifle Association, and Local 521 Pipefitters Union, Huntington, W.Va. Additional survivors include his wife, Rhonda Arnett of Salyersville; two daughters, MJ Jordan and Nakkita Marie Arnett, both of Salyersville; stepmother, Wilma Arnett of Salyersville; paternal grandmother, Jewell Arnett of Salyersville; a sister, Diannah M. Arnett-Clayton of Salyersville. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Glen Slone officiating. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.23 2008

   
AUXIER, Chester "Chet"
1919-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Chester "Chet" Auxier, 89, of Red Bush, died Saturday, April 12, at his residence. Born Feb. 17, 1919, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late C.C. and Lula Salyer Auxier. He was a retired oil well driller. Survivors include his wife, Irene Lemaster Auxier of Red Bush; six sons, Jack Auxier of Rex, Ga., Mike Auxier, Sam Auxier, Gary Auxier, Roger Auxier, and Bill Auxier, all of Flat Gap; a daughter, Luann Pemberton of River; a sister, Ruth Hayes of Dayton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and five great-granchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Danny Fannin and Jerry McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

   
BAILEY, Jane Walker (Clay)
1922-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jane Walker Bailey, 85, of Paintsville, died Thursday, April 3, in Mayfair Village Retirement Center, Lexington. Born Sept. 28, 1922, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Elmon and Carolyn Vaugh Clay. She was a retired teacher with Paintsville Independent School System. Survivors include her husband, William G. "Bill" Bailey of Paintsville; a son, Clay Bailey of Paris; a daughter, Nancye Thompson of Lexington; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, April 6, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.10 2008

  
BLANTON, Mable Irene (Tackett)
1928-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mable Irene Tackett Blanton, 80, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 11, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 29, 1928, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Angieline Jayne Caudill. She was co-owner of Blanton Artic Ice Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett "Tubby" Blanton, in 1996; two sons, Gary Russell Jones and Robert Bix Blanton; a brother, Paul Francis Caudill; and a sister, Helen Louise Tackett. Survivors include step-mother, Marie Tackett of Thealka; a son, Brian Keith Blanton of Paintsville; a daughter, Brenda Carol Blanton Caudill of Paintsville; eight sisters, Anna Lee Hildreth and Ruby Faye Caudill, both of Urbana, Ohio, Beulah Mae Logel of Canada, Jo Ann Burgh of Cable, Ohio, Mary Evelyn Thompson of Troy, Ohio, Brenda O'Bryan of Thealka, Becky Bangudi of Springfield, Ohio, and Helen Louise Huff of Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ellis Hamilton, Willie Fairchild, Buddy McKenzie, and Gerald Fairchild officiating. Burial was in Jayne Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

  
BREWER, Nova (Castle)
2008
Nova Castle Brewer 74, of Jacksonville passed away April 5, 2008. A native of Paintsville , Ky. she had resided in Jacksonville Since 1956. She was a Protestant by faith and is survived by 3 daughters: Diane Aldrich, Sonja Steeler, Debbie Sigmon all of Jacksonville, 3 sons: Rick Collier (Karen) of Marysville, Ohio, John Collier (Diane), of Sumner, Ga. Scott Watkins (Sandra) of Jacksonville, Fl. 3 sisters: Reva Larsen, Donna Connell (Bob), Dorothy Sloan (Tommy), 5 brothers: Bob Castle (Pauline), John Paul Castle (Gloria), Charles Castle (Lynn), Tommy Castle (Debbie), Mike Castle (Jennie), 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) in George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4140 University Blvd S. Jacksonville, Fl. 32216 where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Dorothy Taylor officiating, burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons: Bubba and Jay Watkins, J.J. Collier, Adam Aldrich, nephews: Raymond and James Connell. Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL)  Date: April 8, 2008 Submitted By: Donnie Hazel

   
COLVIN, Samuel Forrest JR.
1914-2008
SAMUEL FORREST COLVIN JR. died April 14, 2008, in the Hospice House of Huntington. He was born July 6, 1914, to the late Samuel Forrest and Julia Blanton Colvin at Manila, Ky., the ninth of 16 children. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Pack; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Forrest and Marcia of Morgantown, W.Va., and Samuel Tracy and Prudence of Prichard, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Alicia of Pittsburgh, Pa., Nicholas Forrest and wife Kate of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Andrew and Samuel Franklin of Prichard; and three brothers, Douglas, B.H. and Chester, all of Ohio. Samuel was an ordained United Baptist minister for 59 years and served as pastor of several churches. He retired from the Huntington VA Hospital and was a World War II veteran. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Samuel was active in the community and was a member of the City of Kenova Hall of Fame. He was president of the C-K High School Band Boosters, served for 25 years on the Wayne County Library Board and was instrumental in building a new C-K Public Library. Visitation will be from noon to 2 pm. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Memorial gifts may be made to the C-K Public Library, 1200 Oak Street, Kenova, WV 25530.

   
FAIRCHILD, John
1938-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — John Fairchild, 69, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, April 16, at his residence. Born Oct. 19, 1938, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jess and Grace Litton Fairchild. He was self-employed in construction. He was also preceded in death by a son, Dwayne Fairchild; two sisters, Anna Mae Fairchild, and Zella Fairchild; and four brothers, Hobert Fairchild, Demis Fairchild, Earnest Fairchild, and Gilbert Fairchild. Survivors include his wife, Sue Williams Fairchild of Staffordsville; three sons, John David Fairchild and William E. Fairchild, both of Staffordsville, and Keith Fairchild of Paintsville; four daughters Donna Jean Prater of Ft. Wayne, W.Va., Johnda Sue Blanton of Staffordsville, Rita Faye Baldridge of Paintsville, and Ann Reed of Mt. Sterling; five brothers, Jessie Fairchild, Ivan Fairchild, Earvin Fairchild, and Willie Fairchild, all of Staffordsville, and Buford Fairchild of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Shirley Hill, Shelby Jean Blanton, and Dollie Pennington, all of Staffordsville; eight grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Eugene Stambaugh, Willie Fairchild, and Freddy Salyers officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.23 2008

    
FANNIN, Bessie (    )
1918-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Bessie Fannin, 89, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, April 16 in Paintsville. Mrs. Fannin was born July 3, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Levi Wilcox and Kitty Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayes Fannin. Surviving are five sons, Delmadge, Vencil, Raymond Fannin and Richard Wilcox, all of Van Lear, and Norman Fannin of West Van Lear, Ky.; five daughters, Elisha Arlene Sublett of Prestonsburg, Ky., Gertrude Wilkins of Florida, and Wanda Clark, Marie Wells and Rhonda Slone, all of Van Lear; one sister, Dorothy Lowell of Ohio; three half-sisters, Betty Charles of Van Lear, Janie Bartley of London, Ky., and Joann Conn of Prestonsburg; and 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Manford Fannin, with burial following in the Fannin Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.18 2008

   
FRANKLIN, Estill
1914-2008
Estill Franklin, 94, of Dayton, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 16, in Hospice of Dayton, Dayton. Born Feb. 13, 1914, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Mack and Minerva Sammons Franklin. He was a coal miner, a member of Van Lear Masonic Lodge #885. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Neva Lee Price Franklin, in 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Fugate of Vandalia, Ohio and Judy Franklin of Dayton; a brother, Floyd Franklin of River; a grandchild; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Robert Coppings officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.23 2008


FYFFE, Dixie (Williams)
1911-2008
LAWRENCE COUNTY Dixie (Williams) Fyffe, 96, of Webbville, departed this life Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Elliott County Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Luke and Dora Williams. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Maranatha Bible Church, where she exhibited her faith and faithfulness as long as she was able to travel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Fyffe; a son, Loy Darwin Fyffe; seven brothers, Henry, Herb, Hood, Wayne, Odie, O.L., and Kendall Williams; and a sister, Maxie Shepherd. Her survivors include a son, Jesse Fyffe of Webbville; a daughter, Shelby Jean Butler of Springhill; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 7, at 1 p.m. at the Maranatha Bible Church with Jesse Fyffe and Steve Owen officiating. Burial was in the Maranatha Bible Church Cemetery. Malone Funeral Home in Grayson was in charge of arrangements. Visitation was held Sunday evening, April 6, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the church. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.10 2008

  
HATFIELD, Deborah Jean
1964-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Deborah Jean Hatfield, 43, of Denver, died Tuesday, April 8, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Sept. 8, 1964, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Mack and Geneva Lewis. She was a former retail footwear manager with Kmart. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Don Lewis. Survivors include her husband, Tony Hatfield of Denver; three daughters, Laura Lewis and Sarah Hatfield, both of Denver, and Ashley Henley of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; three brothers, Carl Lewis of Van Lear, David Lewis of Pastakala, Ohio, and Jim Lewis of Louisville; and two sisters, Delores Hicks of Paintsville, and Johnna Robinson of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Friday, April 11, at Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Donations are requested to the family by contacting the funeral home at (606) 789-5125. Big Sandy News Apr. 2008

    
HATTON, Elizabeth (White)
1936-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for Elizabeth White Hatton, 71, of Sharpsburg, Ky., who passed away Sunday, April 13 at St. Joseph in Mount Sterling, Ky. Mrs. Hatton was born June 7, 1936 in Bath County, Ky., daughter of the late Clarence “Red” and Ruth Manley White. Surviving are her husband, Jesse “Jake” Hatton of Sharpsburg; one son, Stephen Wayne Hatton of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Dorothy Craycraft of Sharpsburg, and Rhonda Moriena of Mount Sterling; four brothers, James Earl White of Sharpsburg, David and Ralph White, both of Elkhart, Ind., and Fred White of Flemingsburg, Ky.; and five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery at Sharpsburg. Arrangements under the direction of the Richie Hunt Funeral Home of Owingsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.16 2008

  
HORNE, Anna M. (Travis)
1929-2008
Anna M. Horne, 79, of Springfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center - High St. Campus. She was born on March 23, 1929 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of Lindsey and Delphia (Johnson) Travis. Anna came to know her Savior, Jesus, on February 6, 2000 and her life was forever changed. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Marcia and Joseph Cicco of Morrisville; Pennsylvania; Sheila and Dale Warfel of Springfield; Jeff and Dee Horne of Springfield; and Kevin and Judy Horne of West Chester, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Jim Charles of Arizona; one brother, Roby and Sophia Travis of Troy, Ohio; seven grandchildren and their spouses: Brian and Desire' Cicco, April and John Zackonski, Kristin and Tess Warfel, and Amanda, Christian, and Kelly Horne; six great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmon Horne on January 31, 2006, her parents, and two brothers, Bobby Joe Travis and Lindsey Travis Jr. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 5-8 pm in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Friday, at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Church, 2301 Valley Loop Rd., Springfield. Burial will be in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Dr., Suite G-100, Dayton, OH 45449. Springfield Ohio  4/17/2008. 

  
HOWARD, Alva
1931-2008
Funeral services was held Friday, May 2, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, Ky., for Alva Howard of Oil Springs, Ky., who passed away Monday, April 28 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Howard was born March 19, 1931 in Magoffin County, Ky., son of the late Kernie Lee and Myrtle Collinsworth Howard. He was a Korean War veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Mae Owens Howard. Surviving are one son, David Howard of Oil Springs; six brothers, Clyde and Eddie Howard, both of Florida, Stephen Howard of Texas, Tom and Wilmer Howard, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Darrell Howard of Enon, Ohio; three sisters, Chorena Long of Enon, Roxie Pennington of New Lebanon, Ohio, and Gloria Trusty of Wittensville, Ky. The service was officiated by Elders J.D. Rice and Carl Howard, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 07 2008

   
JACKSON, Frances (Ratliff)
1942-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Frances Sue Ratliff Jackson, 65, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 25, 1942, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Hilda Blair Ratliff. She was a cashier with Kroger Grocery Store and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Russell Ratliff and Billy Roger Ratliff; and a sister, Phyllis Jean Simpson. Survivors include her husband, Robert Jackson of Paintsville; two sons, Anthony Jackson of Lexington, and Russell Chenard of Newport, Mich.; four daughters, Alicia Sexton of Paintsville, Kathy Pack of Williamsport, and Hilda Haney and Micki Bowling, both of Lexington; a sister, Virginia O'Bryan of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 4, at First Freewill Baptist Church, with Larry Blair and Gene Coleman officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

  
JACKSON, Matthew
1976-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Matthew Zed Jackson, 31, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, April 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 15, 1976, in Johnson County, he was a son of Michael Lee Jackson and Pamela Faye Moneypenny. He was of the Baptist faith. Additional survivors include two brothers, Herbert Douglas Spurlock of Florida, and Nicholas Jackson of California; and two sisters, Mary Ann Howard of Salyersville, and Donna Ousley of Lexington. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 4, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersvile, with Dean Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery, Mine Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.09 2008

  
JARVIS, Douglas
1947-2008
Douglas Jarvis, 60, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, April 29, at his residence. Born May 22, 1947, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Edgar Jarvis and Nellie Endicott Jarvis Dale. He was a factory worker of Automotive Supply and a member of Old Log Cabin Church of Van Lear. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Esau Jarvis, George Jarvis, Mick Jarvis, Monroe Jarvis, Greene Jarvis, and Estill Dale. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Sturgill Jarvis of Van Lear; two sons, Danny Cornelison of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Sheldon Douglas Jarvis of Van Lear; two daughters, Drema K. Hunt of Ashland and Debbie Cleavinger of Pinckney, Mich.; six brothers, Luther Jarvis of Pikeville, Jake Jarvis of Banner, Herman Jarvis of Ypsilanti, Edgar Jarvis of Tram, Merli Dale of Stanville, and Don Dale of Ivel; four sisters, Frances Vanover and Pat Hamilton, both of Stanville, Alice Graves of Tennessee, and Sandra Justice of Betsy Layne; 11 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 3, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Richard Music and Newt Music officiating. He was cremated. Arrangements were under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
JENNINGS, Paul Patterson
1940-2008
Paul Patterson Jennings, age 67, of Big Woods Road, Morehead, Kentucky, formerly of Van Lear, Kentucky. Paul passed from this life to eternal life on Friday, April 25, 2008 at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky. Paul was born May 17, 1940, in Johnson County. He is the son of the late Press Jennings and the late Maude Bell Jennings Williams. Paul was survived by his wife, Margaret (Mickey) Glover Jennings; one son, Paul Jennings Jr. and family of Morehead; and two daughters, Lisa Jennings Christian of Van Lear and Kimberly Jo Jennings Martin and son-in-law James Michael Martin of Staffordsville; and two grandsons, Derek Lee Christian of Van Lear and Austin Michael Martin of Staffordsville. He was also survived by two brothers, Charles Jennings of Hillsville, Va. and Chuck Jennings of Wittensville; and two sisters, Barb Travis of Fairborn, Ohio and Shelby Jean McLaughlin of LeBanon, Ohio. Paul was preceded in death by Ronnie (passed away as an infant), Press Jr., Doug, Robert and Roger, all of Johnson County. Paul was a former milkman, insurance salesman and coal miner. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time reading his Bible, sharing his testimony for the Lord and fixing and working on things. Paul was happy, loving, friendly, and a great person. Funeral services were at Lane Stucky Gray Funeral Home at Morehead. The viewing was held Monday, April 28, 2008 at 5 p.m. and the funeral was held Tuesday, April 29. 2008 at 1 p.m. at Lane Stucky Gray Funeral Home, Morehead, Kentucky. Big Sandy News

   
KESTNER, Connie Lynn (Clevenger)
1966-2008
Connie Lynn Kestner, 41, of Paintsville, died Sunday, April 27, at her residence. Born Sept. 30, 1966, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of Ann Greene and the late William Clevenger. Additional survivors include her husband, Paul Kestner of Paintsville; two sons, Andrew Kestner and Alex Kestner, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Christy Thomas of Jacksonsville, Fla.; a brother, Ray Greene of Paintsville; a sister, Sina Mae Hannah of Paintsville and one grandson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 30, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
LEMASTER, Dosha (Hughes)
1915-2008
Dosha Hughes LeMaster, 93, of Staffordsville, died Monday, April 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 20, 1915, at Bonanza, she was a daughter of the late Millard Franklin Sr. and Josie Wright Hughes. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Payne LeMaster; and a son, Payne Douglas LeMaster. Survivors include four sons, Millard Franklin LeMaster, David LeMaster, John LeMaster, and Jerry LeMaster; two daughters, Martha Josephine May and Mary Florine Ramey; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 1, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders John R. Pelphrey and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
LILLY, William Hershel
1932-2008
William Hershel Lilly, 76, of Boonscamp, died Wednesday, April 23, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 2, 1932, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Mont and Fannie Hyden. He was a U.S. veteran. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Walters Lilly of Boonscamp; a son, William Keith Lilly of Frankfort; two daughters, Leigh Ann Montgomery of Boonscamp, and Karen Lilly of Carlisle; a sister, Willa Dean Conley of Finley, Ohio, a half-sister, Janie Music of Oklahoma; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 26, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Gerald Fairchild and Edwin Hickman officiating. Burial was in Daniels-Walters Cemetery, Boonscamp, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MCCARTY, Branche
1939-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, April 25, 1 p.m. at the Boyd Funeral Home in Marion, Ohio, for Branche McCarty, 68, of Marion, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, April 22 at his residence. Mr. McCarty was born May 1, 1939 in Manila, Ky., son of the late Hager McCarty and Neva Gladys Lemasters. He was owner and operator of Midway Tavern, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion Post 584. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Christian McCarty; two brothers, Cecil and Henry McCarty; and two sisters, Judy Mae Salyers and Billie Marie McCarty. Surviving are his wife, Penny L. Wilson McCarty of Marion; one daughter, Judy McCarty of Marion; five step- daughters, Mary Jane Johnson, Rebecca Spencer, Peggy Brown and Tina Blevins, all of Marion, and Shirley Black of Wisconsin; two step- sons, Robert Blevins of Marion, and Donald Blevins of Caledonia, Ohio; two sisters, Eula Faye Hyatt of Springfield, Ohio, and Rouie Burkes of Wurtland, Ky.; one brother, David H. McCarty of Richwood, Ohio; and 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Donna Lions, with burial following in the Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of the Boyd Funeral Home of Marion.  Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.25 2008

   
MELVIN, Darrell R.
1945-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Darrell R. Melvin, 62, of Paintsville, died Saturday, April 19, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 10, 1945, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Estill and Gladys Fraley Melvin. He was retired. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Melvin of Paintsville; a son, John Melvin of Paintsville; a daughter, Amanda Melvin Howard of Salyersville; three brothers, George Melvin and Larry Melvin, both of Paintsville, and Andy Melvin of Chipley, Fla.; and a sister, Cora Cordele of Westerville, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22, at Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, with Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.23 2008

   
MULLINS, Emalene (Preston)
1930-2008
Emalene Mullins 1930-2008 Funeral services will be held today, Friday, April 4, 11 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church for Emalene Mullins, 77, of Meally, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, April 1 at Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown, Ky. Mrs. Mullins was born July 20, 1930 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Reggie and Icie Preston. She was a homemaker and a member of the Buffalo United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Mullins, and one brother, Homer Preston. Surviving are three sons, Dewey Mac (Priscilla) Mullins and Jerry David Mullins, both of Meally, and Jimmy Michael (Diana) Mullins of Flat Gap, Ky.; two daughters, Emma Gayle (William Michael) Franklin of Georgetown, and Lorena Gay Mullins of Meally; two brothers, Paul E. Preston of Red Bush, Ky., and Jessie Preston of Springboro, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Freddie Preston, Kenny Preece and Johnny Mollett, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.04 2008

  
MULLINS, Herbert
1916-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Herbert Mullins, 91, of Royalton, died Thursday, April 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 31, 1916, in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Lona Caudill Mullins. He was a truck driver and member of United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Whitaker Mullins of Royalton; a son, John Mullins of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Pricilla Joseph of Royalton, Kathy Fredrick of West Liberty, and Deborah Saylor of Salyersville; a brother, Hubert Mullins of Royalton; a sister, Pauline Adams of Leslie, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 5, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Bethel Bolen, Irvin Allen Jr., and Joe Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Ramey Whitaker Cemetery, Puncheon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.10 2008

  
MUSIC, Henry Jackson "Jack"
1941-2008
Henry Jackson "Jack" Music, 66, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, April 29, at Kindred Hospital, Louisville. Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Taylor and Emily Burchett Music. He was a postmaster with East Point Post Office. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Taylor Music Jr.; and a sister, Janice Music Rowland. Survivors include his wife, Billie Music of Flat Gap; a son, Nicholas Taylor Music of Flat Gap; a step-son, James Paul Litteral of Martha; a daughter, Teresa Lemaster of Richmond; a step-daughter, Tammy Mollette of Paintsville; a brother, James A. Music of Ardmore, Tenn.; a sister, Laura Hall of Paintsville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, May 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Military honors were conducted by Auxier Chapter 18 of D.A.V. Burial was in Music Family Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
NEWSOME, Sherry Ann
1954-2008
Sherry Ann Newsome, 53, of River, died Friday, April 25, at her residence. Born Aug. 6, 1954, in Flint, Mich., she was a daughter of John E. Hanks and Wanda J. McConnell. She was a receptionist with Dr. Keith Woody's dental office. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Hanks. Additional survivors include her husband, William D. "Bill" Newsome of River; a son, William Sean Newsome of Springboro, Ohio; four brothers, Frank Hanks and Doug Hanks, both of North Carolina, Randy Hanks of Saginaw, Mich., and Glenn Hanks of California; a sister, Linda Sue Hanks of California; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Jarrod Hunt officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
OATTS, Juanita Jewell (Young)
1923-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 18, 1 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home Hohenwald, Tenn., for Juanita Jewell Oatts, 85, of Hohenwald, who passed away Monday, April 15 at Lewis County Manor. Mrs. Oatts was born Feb. 11, 1923, daughter of the late Tom and Terie Young. She grew up in Paintsville and Van Lear. She was active in community outreach programs, Lewis County Senior Citizens Center and Freedom Holy Temple. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Haywood Oatts and one son, James Earnest Siler. Surviving are one son, Raymond D. (Sherry) Siler of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Roger (Barbara) Young of Ypsilanti, Mich.; one sister, Hope McKenzie of Springfield, Ohio; one grandson, and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at Freedom Holy Temple Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home of Hohenwald. Paintsville Herald Friday Apr.18 2008

   
PRESTON, Ray T. "Cotton"
1924-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ray T. "Cotton" Preston, 80, of West Van Lear, died Monday, April 14, at Mt. Manor Nursing Facility, Paintsville. Born Dec. 12, 1924, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late L. T. and Nola Jane Lemaster Preston. He was a sales manager with Meadow Gold Milk Company, a U.S. Navy veteran, and member of First Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors incluce his wife, Roberta O'Bryan Preston of West Van Lear; two sons, Allan Preston of Altivista, Va. and David Preston of Nicholasville; a daughter, Sandy Oney of West Van Lear; three sisters, Callie Price of Akron, Ohio, Helen McDowell of Kettering, Ohio, and Floretta McKenzie of West Van Lear; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 17, at First Freewill Baptist Church with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2008

  
PROVENCE, Joe K.
2008
Joe K. Provence – SFC – U.S. Army – Retired of St. Petersburg, Fla., died at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Fla., on April 27, 2008 of natural causes. A native of Paintsville, Ky., Joe attended Martin County School as well as many advance military schools. He was a highly decorated soldier in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His military honors include two Bronze Stars for Valor; a Purple Heart from the Korean War; the Combat Infantry Badge; two U.S. Army Commendation and four Presidential Unit Citations. During SFC Provence military career, he was a Career and Retention Advisor, as well as a recruiter that served the recruiting office in Franklin, N.C. Joe was the son of the late Mack and Dixie Provence and grandson of the late Mary Jane and Claude McFadden of Tomahawk, Ky. He is survived by his daughters, Debra Miller and Jody Provence of Franklin; one brother, Paul Provence of Paintsville; two sisters, Ruth Spirko of Seminole, Fla., and Doris Mills of Canal Winchester, Ohio; his aunt, Alma Daniels of Southpoint, Ohio; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Full military honors and graveside funeral services are 3 p.m., July 25, 2008 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 07 2008

    
SKAGGS, Vertrice (Hall)
1918-2008
TENNESSEE — Vertrice Hall Skaggs, 89, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Saturday, April 5, at Northside Hospital, Johnson City, Tenn. Born Aug. 23, 1918, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Zella Wheeler Hall. She was owner/operator of several beauty salons in Columbus, Ohio, and a member of Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Skaggs; a daughter, Judy Skaggs Whitston; and a brother, Verner Hall. Survivors include two sisters, Avis Jean McKenzie and Aileen Roberts, both of Lexington; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 10, at Rutherford Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, under direction of Rutherford Funeral Home and Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

   
SLUSS, Billy Wayne
1949-2008
MARTIN COUNTY — Billy Wayne Sluss, 58, of Inez, died Sunday, April 27, at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1949, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Dexter Sluss and Frances Slone Sluss. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cain Sluss; a son, Andrew Dexter Sluss of Georgetown; a daughter, Heather Anne Sluss of Inez; two sisters, Delores Ann Parsley of Cynthia and Carolyn DeRossett of Van Lear. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, April 30, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sluss Family Cemetery, Inez, under direction Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
SMITH, Mary E. (Arms)
1934-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Elizabeth Arms Smith, 73, of Sitka, died Tuesday, April 1, at her residence. Born May 17, 1934, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucinda Blair Arms. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ken Smith; a brother, Lloyd Arms; and a sister, Martha Alice Long. Survivors include two sons, Mark Anthony Smith of Lincoln, Neb. and Kenny Smith Jr. of Sitka; two daughters, Pamela Sue Burgess of Staffordsville and Barbara Ellen Campbell of Sitka; four brothers, Paul Arms, Henry Arms, and Harry Arms, all of Geneva, N.Y., and James Arms of Horsehead, N.Y.; a sister, Linda Linthicum of Morgan's Point, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Nick Fairchild officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

   
STAMBAUGH, Bennie Darrell
1956-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bennie Darrell Stambaugh, 51, of Meally, died Tuesday, April 8, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born May 9, 1956, in Johnson County, he was a son of Jewell McKenzie Stambaugh of Sitka, and the late Hobert Stambaugh. He was a mechanic. He was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Neil Mollett. Survivors include four daughters, Kristy Dorton, Melinda Mollett, Sandra Stambaugh, and Shanna Stambaugh, all of Meally; two brothers, Terry Stambaugh of Sitka and Bill Stambaugh of Riceville; five sisters, Wanda Couch and Rita Cantrell, both of Sitka, Diane Price of Hager Hill, Sandy Stambaugh of Riceville, and Sherry Conley of David; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr 2008

   
STAPLETON, James H.
1922-2008
James H. Stapleton, Born April 19, 1922 in Johnson County, KY died April 4, 2008 peacefully at home in Boynton Beach, FL. He was a longtime resident of Dayton, OH and resided in Boynton Beach, FL the past ten years. James was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, retired from General Motors in Dayton, OH after 30 years, and an active member of the Antioch Shrine of Dayton, OH and very dedicated to transporting and assisting the crippled and burn patients of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. His survivors include his loving and devoted wife Joyce of 60 years, daughters Debbie (Francis) Moeller, Susan Schaeff, Karen (Keith) Joyce, and sisters Marjorie Gullett, Laurie Daniels and Angie Stapleton. Grandchildren James (Cynthia) Moeller, Amanda Schaeff, John Schaeff IV, Bryan (Jennifer) Testerman (d), Jacob (Ashley) Testerman, Michael Joyce, David Joyce, and Gregory Joyce. Great grandchildren Joseph Moeller, Jeremy Moeller, Caden Schaeff, Isaac Testerman, Jackson Joyce, and Jacob "JJ" Testerman. In addition, many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and caring friends. A committal and burial service will be held at the Dayton Veterans National Cemetery, 4100 W. Third Street, Dayton OH 45428, on Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 3:00pm, and a "Celebration of Life" Family Reception held on Saturday, April 19th, 2008 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Holiday Inn Englewood, 10 Rockridge Road, Englewood, Ohio 45322. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children online at: http://support.shrinershospitals.org or by calling 1-800-237-5055. Family will receive condolences at the home of Karen and Keith Joyce. Dayton Ohio 4-8-2008. 

     
TACKETT, Jerldiean (Goble)
1943-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jerldiean Goble Tackett, 64, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, April 30, at her residence. Born July 15, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Opal Short Goble. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Verdice "Bo-Bo" Tackett; and a daughter, Velma Tackett. Survivors include a son, Greg Tackett of Hager Hill; two daughters, Tammy Spears of Hager Hill and Tera Burchett of Florida; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, May 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
WEBB, Elva Marie (Spears)
1916-2008
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Church of Christ for Elva Marie Webb, 92, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, April 20 at UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Webb was born Jan. 28, 1916 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Wilbur and Ella Wiley Spears. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara (Jack) Lavender of Hager Hill, Ky.; and one grandson, four granddaughters, and 11 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Kenneth Chambers, with burial in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 07 200
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ALLEN, Liza Jane (Whitaker)
1925-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home for Liza Jane Allen, 83, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, May 16 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Allen was born May 18, 1925 in Magoffin County, Ky., daughter of the late Tony and Ida Whitaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Allen. Surviving are one son, Jimmy Allen of Colorado; one daughter, Carol Hager of Paintsville; one brother and one sister, Frank Whitaker and Ruie Cole, both of Royalton, Ky.; and four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Chuck Slone, with burial in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 21 2008

   
BAILEY, Kathleen Lynn
1974-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Kathleen Lynn Bailey, 33, of Carlisle, died Friday, May 9, in Nicholas County. Born July 30, 1974, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Asberry and Flora Joseph Bailey. Survivors include a son, Gage Dalton Ross of Carlisle; three brothers, Mitchell Combs of Salyersville, Marvin Bailey of Carlisle, and Troy Bailey of Beatyville; eight sisters, Laura Faye Justice and Evelyn Bragg, both of Kermit, W.Va., Freda Sanchez of North Middletown, Theda Huff and Verna Fitch, both of Salyersville, Tammy Hick of Knott County and Jackie Cavens and Amy Bailey, both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 14, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Simon Porter, Dickie Coldiron, and Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery, Salt Lick, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

   
BALDRIDGE, Arbutus Louise (Burgess)
1923-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 21, at noon at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Arbutus Louise Burgess Baldridge, 84, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 17 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Baldridge was born July 19, 1923 in Greenup County, Ky., daughter of the late McKinley and Elizabeth Flora Vanderhoof Burgess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gelain Baldridge. Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Gude of Cape Coral, Fla.; two sisters, Wilma VanHorn of Flatwoods, Ky., and Garnet Butler of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 21 2008

   
BARR, Edward Albert Jr.
1947-2008
Private memorial services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, May 23, for “Bud” Edward Albert Barr Jr., 62, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2008 at the Heartland Healthcare Hospice Services in Grand Rapids. Mich. He was born March 6, 1947, son of the late Edward Albert Barr Sr. and Betty Jean (Annis) Barr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Barr; a sister, Susan Jane Barr of Detroit, Mich., and a brother, Laurence Alan Barr, Lorain, Ohio. He was survived by two daughters, Michelle (John) Gauthier and Amanda (Bill) Grover, both of Grand Rapids; and one brother, Skip Harold (Debbie) Barr of Boons Camp; and seven grandsons and eight nephews and nieces. Burial will be in the John T. Branham Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Local arrangements under the direction Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 22, 2009

   
BLAIR, Jeneva Mae (Spradlin) 2008
1961-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, Ky., for Jeneva Mae Spradlin Blair, 46, of Leander, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, May 27 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Blair was born Aug. 25, 1961 in Troy, Ohio, daughter of James Dennie Spradlin and the late Juanita Blair Spradlin. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Carl Junior Blair of Leander; one son, Leonard Gail Blair of Leander; one daughter, Rebecca Rose Blair of Valparaiso, Ind.; two brothers, Kenneth Edward Spradlin of Leander, and Tracy Lynn Spradlin of Staffordsville, Ky.; and a host of nieces, and nephews and great- nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Lindsey Meade and Donald Ray Caudill, with burial following in the Blair Family Cemetery at Leander. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 30 2008

    
BORDERS, Wilma Fay (Preston)
1932-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, May 30, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Wilma Fay Borders, 76, of River, Ky., who passed away Wednesday in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Borders was born April 20, 1932 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Everett and Mae VanHoose Preston. She was the bookkeeper for Wilma’s Trucking Co., and a member of Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Douglas Borders of River; two sons, Douglas and Barry Borders, both of River; one daughter, Sue Daniel of River; one brother, Everett Preston Jr. of Dublin, Ohio; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday May 30 2008

    
BURCHETT, Fredrick Keith
1960-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Fredrick Keith Burchett, 48, of Sitka, died Sunday, May 11, at his residence. Born Jan. 9, 1960, in Johnson County, he was a son of Fredrick and Wilma Joy Green of Sitka. He was an equipment parts foreman. Additional survivors include his wife, Unoka Sharon Richmond Burchett of Sitka; a son, Dillon Keith Burchett of Sitka; and a brother, Kevin Burchett of Sitka. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

   
BURCHETT, Sybil (Davis)
1918-2008
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 1, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sybil Burchett, 89, of Stambaugh, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 31. Mrs. Burchett was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Willie and Gracie Moore Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Burchett. Surviving are six sons, William Lewis and Noah Fredrick Burchett, both of Sitka, Ky., Higgas Paul Burchett of Nippa, Kenneth Dean Burchett of Paintsville, Ky., Theodore Rosevelt Burchett of Wittensville, Ky., and Ronnie Edwin Burchett of Stambaugh; two daughters, Mary Grace Pack of Nippa, and Darla Ann Hunt of Morehead, Ky.; one brother, Willard Davis of Lima, Ohio; two sisters, Ila Kerwecker and Madelyn Hathaway, both of Tipp City, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, John G. Pelphrey and J.D. Rice, with burial in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 04 2008

  
BUTCHER, Elwanda (Wells)
2008
Elwanda Butcher, 83, of Wharton, passed away May 16, 2008, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar and Fannie Ratliff Wells; husband, Danny B. Butcher; daughter, Dottie Bunch; and brother, Jack Wells. She is survived by daughters, Donna Hopper (Roy) of Wharton and Danna Grant (Ronald) of Bob White; brother, Ronald Wells of Michigan; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Joe Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at Boone Memorial Park, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Submitted By: Kim Donley

   
CANTRELL, Burl ‘Skip’ Jr.
1943-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, May 16, 3:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Burl “Skip” Cantrell Jr., 65, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, May 12 at his residence. Mr. Cantrell was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Burl “Whitey” and Gladys Meade Cantrell. He was a former Johnson County Sheriff, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked with Natural Resources Exploration and Production. Surviving are his wife, Mellana Sharyl Williams Cantrell of Staffordsville; one son, Marcus Burl (Teresa) Cantrell of Staffordsville; one daughter, Patricia Lynette (Daniel) Blackman of Teca Cay, S.C.; two brothers, Jackie Randall Cantrell of Springfield, Ohio, and Wade Douglas Cantrell of Oil Springs, Ky.; one sister, Sandra Sue Browning of Paintsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Wayne Meade Jr., with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 16 2008

   
CANTRELL, Lonzie Paul
1930-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Lonzie Paul Cantrell, 78, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, May 7, at his residence. Born March 6, 1930, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Virgie Ellen Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Wonnie Cantrell, Sherman Cantrell, Henry Cantrell and Raymond Cantrell; two sisters, Anne Edith Cantrell and Thelma Tackett; two half-brothers, Joe Cantrell and John Cantrell; and a half-sister, Fannie Cantrell. Survivors include a brother, Franklin D. Cantrell of Waverly, Ohio; and six sisters, Margaret Ward, Mary Tackett, Virginia Crace and Mandy Meade, all of Salyersville, Hulda Salyers of Marion, Ohio and Betty Francis of Piketon, Ohio. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Salyersville, with Rev. Hubert Slone and Franklin D. Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Browns Fork Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Visitation all day Friday and anytime prior to services Saturday, May 10, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday May 09 2008

    
CASTLE, Rosa E. 72, of South Vienna, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 19, 2008. Rosa was born on March 17, 1936, daughter of Jeff and Audrey (Music) Moore. She was a life long member of Beatty Freewill Baptist Church, and will always be remembered for her dedication and love for her family, friends, and extended church family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 41 years, Lloyd Castle; brother, Lloyd Moore; and sister, Loya Mae Moore. She is survived by her 3 children, Jeff (Jan) Castle, Teresa Newman (Ron Brown), and Robin (Scott) Everetts; grandchildren, Brian Newman (Paige Miller), Matthew Chapman, Saej Everetts, Andi (Jeff) Lynch, and Chris (Amy) Branham; great-grandchildren, Isaac Lynch, Mara Lynch, and Olivia Branham; sister, Jean (Beecher) Music; and special friends, Millard and Delores Ann McCloud. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2008 from 5-8 PM at JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME- SPRINGFIELD and Friday, May 23, 2008 from 12-1 PM at Beatty Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 1:00PM on Friday, May 23, 2008 at Beatty Freewill Baptist Church, 3107 Springfield-Xenia Rd. Pastor John Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jacksonlytle.com Published Springfield Ohio 5/22/2008.

   
COLVIN, Branch H. Sr.
1923-2008
Branch H. Colvin Sr., 84, of Cutice, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 6 2008, in St Charles-Mercy Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. Branch was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on July 16 1923, to Samuel F. and Julie J. (Blanton) Colvin. He married Anna M. (Baldwin) in Kemtucky on March 29 1947, and she preceded him in death on December 26 2005. Branch was a boiler maker for many years working out of Local #85, Toledo, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WW-II and a member of the United Baptist Church of Stoney Ridge in Carey, Ohio. Branch enjoying gardening in his spare time and had a real green thumb when it came to tomatoes. Survivors include his children, Polly Ann Coffman, Curtice, Ohio, Branch (Colleen) Colvin Jr., of Oregon, Ohio, Samuel L. (Kathy) Colvin, Toledo, Ohio, John A. (Jodi) of Elmore, Ohio. 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and brothers, Douglas, Camden, Ohio, Chester of Springfield, Ohio, Branch was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna; sisters, Virgie Colvin, Lexie McCarty, Kathleen Sparks, Anna Mae Williams, Luella Richardson, and brothers, Virgil, Sanford, Warner, John, Walter, Ora, James, and Samuel. Funeral services for Branch will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10 2008 in the Robinson- Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, Ohio. Interment will follow in the LAke Township Cemetery, Millbury, Ohio. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, MAy 9 2008. Memorial contributions in Branch's memory may be made to the United Baptist Church of Stoney Ridge, St. Rt. 568, Carey, Ohio 43316. Submitted By: Pam Colvin

   
COLVIN, Donald
2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Donald Colvin, 65, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, May 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He was a son of Ethel Mae Blanton Colvin of Oil Springs and the late Don Colvin. He was a carpenter. Additional survivors include his wife, Karen McCarty Colvin of Oil Springs; three sons, Keith Colvin and Kevin Colvin, both of Louisville, and Kris Colvin of Paintsville; a sister, Sue Lemaster of Paintsville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 4, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. John Back and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Colvin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May  2008

 
COLVIN, Thelma I.(Baldwin)
1921-2008
Thelma I. Colvin, age 87 of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1921 in Paintsville, KY, the daughter of the late Luther & Mattie (McCarty) Baldwin. She was a retired employee with the State of Ohio. Preceded in death by her husband Ora Colvin in 1954 and by a sister Berda Baldwin. Survivors include 3 sons Jerald Colvin and wife Debbie of Columbus, Frederick Colvin and wife Ann of Quaker City, Roger Colvin and wife Dorothea of Springfield, daughter Judy Curtis of S. Vienna, brother Luther Baldwin Jr. and wife Shirley of Xenia, 2 sisters Maxine Frazier of Springfield, and Geneva Lenox and husband Ruby of Cynthia, KY, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Chillicothe, OH. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, Springfield.  Springfield Ohio, 5/8/2008.   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
CRACE, Harry Wilson
1921-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harry Wilson Crace, 86, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, May 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 29, 1921, at Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Carl Dee and Mary Ward Crace. He was an oil equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Veva Mae West Crace of Oil Springs; a son, John Crace of Oil Springs; a daughter, Vickie Rice of Oil Springs; a sister, Edith Norton of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Oil Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. John Back officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

  
CYBRIWSKY, ILKO, 91, formerly of Louisville, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 in Paintsville, KY (Johnson Co., KY). Mr. Cybriwsky was born August 19, 1916 in Piksosniv, Ukraine, a son of the late Maxim Cybriwsky and Anna Leskiv Cybriwsky. He was a retired paint chemist and a veteran of World War II serving in the Polish Military. On November 11, 1953, Mr. Cybriwsky was united in marriage to Olha Woloshyn, who preceded him in death on October 15, 2001. To this union was born two surviving sons, Wolodymyr "Woody" and Cathy Cybriwsky and Bohdan Cybriwsky, all of Paintsville, KY. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Thomas, Laryssa, John Edward, Juliana, Gabriel and Helena Cybriwsky. Funeral Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 720 Washington Avenue, Paintsville, KY.; 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 3044 Hicks Lane, Louisville, KY. and 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, 6105 South Third Street, Louisville. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY. Arrangements by Jones-Preston Funeral Home, 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville, KY. 41240 Published in The Courier-Journal on 6/4/2008. 

   
DALE, Arlene (Moore)
1932-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arlene Moore Dale, 75, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, May 7, at Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 15, 1932, inFloyd County, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Rachael Manns Moore. She was retired from Pepsi-Cola Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Bill" Dale, in 1994. Survivors include a sister, Elneada Kirk of Lowmansville. Funeral services were Saturday, May 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

    
HANEY, Doris Emily (Ratliff)
1946-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, May 16, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Doris Emily Ratliff Haney, 62, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, May 12 at her residence. Mrs. Haney was born March 1, 1946 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Freddie James and Pina McKenzie Ratliff. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Third St., Paintsville, Ky. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Dawn Haney. Surviving are her husband, Donald Haney of Staffordsville; one daughter, Kimberly Haney; one brother, Paul Rex Ratliff; and one sister, Shirley Ratliff Blanton, all of Staffordsville. The service will be officiated by Larry Blair and Toby Wheeler, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 16 2008

  
HONEYCUTT, James Monroe
1927-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Monroe Honeycutt, 81, of Sitka, died Wednesday, May 7, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Feb. 3, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Jimmy and Darcus Bolen Honeycutt. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evline Honeycutt, in 1996; and a granddaughter. Survivors include four sons, Randle Honeycutt, Randy Honeycutt, Columbus Honeycutt and Russell Honeycutt, all of Sitka; three daughters, Lois Burchett of Lowmansville, Edith Stambaugh of Marengo, Ohio, and Kathern Witten of Sitka; a brother, Delmas Honeycutt of Auxier; a sister, Maxine King of Van Lear; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel, Staffordsville, with Eugene Stambaugh and Lionel Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and until time of services Saturday, May 10, at Highland Memorial Chapel. Big Sandy News Friday May 09 2008

  
HYLTON, William "Sam"
1957-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — William "Sam" Hylton, 51, of Salyersville, died Saturday, May 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 2, 1957, at Norton, Va., he was a son of William Paul and Bertha Mae Joseph Hylton. He was a diesel mechanic and attended Ivyton Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Luther Hylton. Additional survivors include a son, William Cody Hylton of Parkersburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Tara Danielle Hylton of Salyersville; a brother, Ricky Allen Hylton of Salyersville; and three sisters, Melissa Gifford of Ashland, Teresa Flienken of Brandon, Miss., and Ellen Smith of Bristol, Tenn. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 7, at Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Rev. Brian Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Hylton Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News May 2008

  
KING, Leo
1939-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20, 11 a.m. at the J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel in Pikeville, Ky., for Leo King, 69, of Nippa, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 17 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. King was born March 16, 1939 in Pikeville, son of the late Ferrell and Viola Hamilton King. He was a salesman with Barker’s Mobile Homes in Paintsville and attended Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara King; and four brothers, Frank, Ira, Kenneth, and James Monroe King. Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Martin King of Nippa; two sons, Derreck L. (Leslie) King of Cannonsburg, Ky., and Chris (Sarah) King of Summit, Ky.; one daughter, Lanita K. (Tim) Tokish of Dublin, Ohio; three brothers, David and Wilburn King, both of Pikeville, and Tom King of Grayson, Ky.; four sisters, Ethel May Stanley of Waterford, Mich., Gladys Blankenship of Raccoon, Ky., Mag Conley of Huntington, and June May of Somerset, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. The service was officiated by Mickey King, with burial in the King Cemetery on Millers Creek in Pikeville. Arrangements under the direction of the J.W. Call Funeral Home of Pikeville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 21 2008

 
KING, Lura A. (Blanton)
1918-2008
Lura Alice Blanton King, 89, of Kingston, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, May 12, 2008, in the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Friday in the Open Door Ministries Church, Pastor Mark Pfeiffer officiating. Burial will follow in Muhlenberg Twp. Cemetery, Darbyville, OH. Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Haller Funeral Home. She was born July 21, 1918, in Johnson Co., KY, to John Wallace and Virginia Elizabeth Williams Blanton. On December 16, 1939, she married Albert King, who preceded her in death. Survivors include three children, Shirley (Jim) Linton, and Chuck (Sandy) King, of Chillicothe, and Jimmy (Ruby) King, of Adelphi; six grandchildren, Jack (Becky) Hutchison, Chuck (Susan) King, Tina King, Tommy (Debbie) Hutchison, Brent (Renae) King, and Jimmy King, Jr.; several great-grandchildren; great-great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a sister, Merelia Baldwin, of Oil Springs, KY. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lura A. (Hutchison) Flauding; brothers, Benjamin, James, and Ora Blanton; two infant brothers; two sisters, Julie Parsons and Jewell Conley.


LAKE, Gladys (Murray)
1925-2008
Gladys M. Lake, 82, of Ashland, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Van Lear, the daughter of the late Roy and Georgia Murray. She was the wife of the late Thomas A. Lake, who passed away on Aug. 27, 1985. She was employed by the C.H. Parsons Co. as a credit manager and was a 1943 graduate of Ashland High School. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Murray and Roy Murray Jr. Survivors include a son, Patrick Roy Lake of Henderson; a daughter-in-law, Sally Lake of Newburgh, Ind.; a daughter, Andrea Dean Lake of Ashland; two grandchildren, Erin Beth Weibert of Evansville, Ind., and Ryan Lake of Nashville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, John, Benjamin and Katie Weibert; and a sister, Hazel Murray Castle of Paintsville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ashland Cemetery by Pastor Perry Young. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, Hospice Community Services, the American Heart Association or South Ashland United Methodist Church. Ashland, KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
LEACH, Caroline (Forristall)
2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Caroline F. Leach, 78, of Paintsville, died Thursday, May 8, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born at Wellesley, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Maybelle and William Forristall. She was active in Cub Scouts and a member and an original founder of St. James Episcopal Church, Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter; a grandson; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Leach of Paintsville; three sons, John Leach of Greenland, N.H., Glenn Leach of Big Woods, and Bryan Leach of Palm Bay, Fla.; three daughters, Pattie Davis of Largo, Fla., Holly Nicholas of Brooksville, Fla., and Heather Witten of Sitka; two sisters, Marjorie Taylor and Patricia Cook, both of Tamworth, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today, May 14, at St. James Episcopal Church, Prestonsburg. Childers Funeral Home, Meally, is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

 
LEMASTER, Wishard
1917-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Wishard Lemaster, 91, of Salyersville, died Sunday, May 11, at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born Jan. 19, 1917, in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Green and Emily Conley Lemaster. He was a retired pipe fitter, farmer, and a member of Salyersville Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Cledith Joe Lemaster and Richard "Tucker" Lemaster; and two sisters, Ollie Hale and Allie Kirtley. Survivors include his wife, Verna Blanton Lemaster of Salyersville; a daughter, Phyliss Raye Conley of Dayton, Ohio; and two sisters, Thelma Perkins of Farmersville, Ohio, and Louise Jaynes of Brookville, Ohio. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Salyersville Freewill Baptist Church, with Floyd Arnett officiating. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

  
MCCARTY, James
1947-2008
LAWRENCE COUNTY — James McCarty, 61, of Louisa, died Thursday, May 1, at his residence. Born March 3, 1947, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Glen and Ellen Reed McCarty. He was a retired agriculture teacher with the Lawrence County School System. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Magalene Williams; and a brother, Williams Harrison McCarty. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Williams McCarty of Louisa; two sons, James Bradley McCarty of Paintsville, and Barrett Williams McCarty of Louisa; four brothers, Arville McCarty of Oil Springs, Roy McCarty of Salyersville, Edward McCarty of London, Ohio and Charles McCarty of Ashville/Fairfield, Ohio; a sister, Anna Gilbert of Columubus, Ohio; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, May 5, at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Sammy Reed, Ray McCarty, Danny Williams, and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in Williams Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2008

   
MCCARTY, Mary M.
1932-2008
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 13, 11 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Ky., for Mary M. McCarty, 75, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., who passed away Wednesday, May 7 at Lakepointe Villa Nursing Home of Macomb County, Mich. Mrs. McCarty was born Sept. 9, 1932 in Kentucky, daughter of the late John Clinton and Iva Joy Auxier Meade. She was a bookkeeper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard McCarty. Surviving are one daughter, Pam O’Brien of Clinton Township, Mich.; one son, John McCarty; two sisters, Doris (Fred) Wilson and Juanita (Joe) Martin; and four grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 21 2008

   
MEEK, Angela Sue (Malone)
1967-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Angela Sue Malone Meek, 40, of Thelma, died Thursday, May 8, at Pana, Ill. Born June 17, 1967, at Columbus, Ohio, she was a daughter of Lee Roy Malone Sr. of Nashville, Tenn. and Sue Blankenship Fairchild of Thelma. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Meek of Thelma; step-mother, Faye Malone of Nashville; step-father, Les Fairchild of Thelma; two sons, Richard Rohr Jr. and Zachary Mollett, both of Thelma; four step-children, Jesse, Anita, Tyler and Cheyenne; a brother, Lee Roy Malone Jr. of Nashville, Tenn. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial was in Blankenship Cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

  
O'BRIAN, Robert
1925-2008
Robert O'Brian, age 82, passed away May 12, 2008, at Scioto Community Village. He was born July 16, 1925, in Paintsville, KY., to the late Edward and Dicie O'Brian. Preceded in death by daughter Deloris. Survived by wife of 44 years, Virginia; children, Joseph (Cindy) Whitt, Terry Whitt, Robert O'Brian, Kelly (Ted) VanCooney; grandchildren, Joseph Jr., Anna, Patricia, and Whitney; 4 great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Wednesday 5-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Interment Lithopolis Cemetery. Columbus Ohio 5/13/2008.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
PICKLESIMER, Roma Jack
1916-2008
Memorial services were held Thursday, May 22, 11 a.m. at the Tharp Funeral Home Chapel for Roma Jack Picklesimer, 91, of Lynchburg, Va., who passed away Tuesday, May 20 at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Mr. Picklesimer was born Nov. 17, 1916 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Dorman and Rebecca Slone Picklesimer. He was retired railroad worker and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ival, Hershel, Clifford and Isaac Paul Picklesimer; and one sister, Edna Faye Dietrich. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Hudson Picklesimer of Lynchburg; one daughter, Carolyn P. (Clyde) Shepherd of Lynchburg; four sisters, Neva Harter and Ola Jean Spears, both of Columbus, Ohio, Minerva (Bob) Auxier of St. Albans, W.Va., and Mary Ruth (Donald) Hampton of Versailles, Ky.; two brothers, Bill (Sue) Picklesimer of Columbus, and Dorman Jr. (Claudette) Picklesimer of Millis, Mass.; and two grandchildren, four great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements under the direction of the Tharp Funeral Home of Lynchburg. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 18 2008

    
PRESTON, Richard Dencil
1938-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Richard Dencil Preston, 69, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Friday, May 16 at his residence. Mr. Preston was born Aug. 22, 1938 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Ezra Preston and Nellie Music. He was a retired coal truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Keen Preston of Van Lear; two sons, Gary Preston of Paintsville, Ky., and Billy Preston of Martin County, Ky.; one daughter, Connie Preston Mills of Van Lear; one brother, Hansel Preston of Prestonsburg, Ky.; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Stephen Fannin, with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 21 2008

    
REED, Sammie
1923-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 28, 1 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ for Sammie Reed, 85, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Sunday, May 25 at Prestonsburg Health Care in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Reed was born March 27, 1923 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Dave Reed and Pricilla Hurt. He was a retired railroad worker and a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rosemary Reed; four sisters, Gracie Knotts, Mary Hurt, Maggie McCloud, and Minnie Pearl Whitaker; and one brother, Frankie Edward Hall. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Porter Reed of Hager Hill; one son, Sammie Reed Jr. of East Point; one daughter, Evelyn Reed of East Point; one brother, Stewart Hall of Oklahoma; one sister, Billie Jean Reed of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; and one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. The service will be officiated by Dave Flannery, with burial following at the Reed Family Cemetery at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 28 2008

   
RITZ, Earl ‘Skip’
1948-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Earl “Skip” Ritz, 60, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, May 27 at his residence. Mr. Ritz was born Feb. 5, 1948 in Mingo County, W.Va., son of Mary Barr and the late Nathan Ritz. He was a U.S. veteran. Surviving are his wife, Tammy Skeens Ritz of Van Lear; one daughter, Lisa Ann Ritz of Grand Prairie, Texas; one step-daughter, Hanna Mullins of Van Lear; four brothers, Richard Ritz of Portland, Ore., Bruce Ritz of Van Lear, Ronald Ritz of Pikeville, Ky., and Barry Ritz of Varney, W.Va.; and one sister, Mary Ritz Bennet of East Point, Ky. The service will be officiated by Bob Collins, with burial following in the Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 28 2008

   
ROBINETTE, Earl
1923-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, June 2, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky., for Earl Robinette, 84, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Friday, May 30 at his residence. Mr. Robinette was born Oct. 24, 1923 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Henry Robinette and Lovie Dutton. He was a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Margie Blair Robinette of Van Lear; two sons, Greg Robinette of Van Lear, and Ronnie Robinette of Noblesville, Ind.; one daughter, Patricia King of Van Lear; three brothers, Lee Daniels of New Jersey, Ben Daniels Jr. of North Carolina, and Marion Daniels of Michigan; two sisters, Ruby Creger of Michigan, and Floretta Shepherd of Martin, Ky.; and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jimmy Price and Paul Wayne Browning, with burial in the Robinette Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 04 2008

    
SALYER, Ruby (Fyffe)
1935-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruby Salyer, 73, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, May 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 15, 1935, at Relief, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Floza Conley Fyffe. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Hobert Salyer of Flat Gap; two daughters, Brench Murray of Supply, N.C. and Karen Potter of Flat Gap; a son, Ray Salyer of Staffordsville; three brothers, Carl Elmer Fyffe and Charlie Fyffe, both of Fairborn, Ohio, and Pilate Fyffe of Springfield, Ohio; three sisters, Gayle Blakely and Louise Sturgill, both of Fairborn, and Glenda Ferguson of Georgetown, Ohio; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Flat Gap Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Revs. Johnny Estep and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Sparks Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

  
SHEPHERD, Mortie
1910-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15, 10 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., for Mortie Shepherd, 97, of Claypool, Ind., who passed away Sunday, May 11 at his residence. Mr. Shepherd was born July 26, 1910 in David, Ky., son of the late Lewis and Susan Watson Shepherd. He was a coal miner, and a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God in Silver Lake, Indiana; and he was a member of the United Mine Workers for 67 years. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lola Allen Shepherd; one daughter, Vina Mae Dotson; and three brothers, and four sisters. Surviving are three sons, Edgal Shepherd of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Lewis Wedstel (Patty) Shepherd of Claypool, and Columbus (Janet) Shepherd of Warsaw, Indiana; four daughters, Irene Manns, Opal Arnett, and Madeline Hopkins, all of Claypool, and Ruby (Bill) Crothers of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers; Richard (Kathleen) Shepherd of Waddy, Ky., Oakie (Cassie) Shepherd of Maytown, Ky.; one sister, Bertha Prater of Inez, Ky.; and 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Arrangements under the direction of the Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home of Warsaw. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 14 2008

   
SHEFFIELD, Madge (Skaggs)
1946-2008
Madge "Midge" Sheffield, 62, of Little Rock, formerly of Conway, passed away Tuesday. She was born Feb. 8, 1946, at Paintsville, Ky., to Leander Skaggs and Flossie Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate of 27 years, Richard Angus Sheffield; and her parents. She is survived by, son, CPT. Richard Neal Sheffield and his wife Lynda of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Meichelle Renee Gee and her husband Terry of Maumelle; brothers, Ervin, Neil, Vince, Cecil and Roe Skaggs, all of Paintsville, Ky.; sister, Anna Jones of Ohio; two grandchildren, Matthew Gee and Kayla Sheffield. She was fiercely independent and extremely strong willed. She was small in stature but huge in spirit and very spiritual in Christianity. She was very firm and steadfast in her beliefs. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Benny Green, his staff and the staff of Little Rock Healthcare and Rehab for the loving care and attention for their mother. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Little Rock National Cemetery with the Rev. Carness Vaughan officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Griffin- Leggett Healey and Roth Chapel.

   
SLUSHER, Mildred Sue (Risner)
1965-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Mildred Sue Slusher, 43, of Royalton, died Friday, May 2, in Johnson County. Born Jan. 21, 1965, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of Luther Risner and the late Imogene Collins Caldwell. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Additional survivors include a son, Kendall Slusher of Salyersville; a daughter, Tiffany Slusher of Salyersville; three brothers, Victor Risner of Salyersville, Udell Risner and Marcus Risner, both of Royalton; a sister, Opal Pennington of Oil Springs; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 5, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, Salyersville, with Ronald Puckett officiating. Burial was in Luther G. Risner Family Cemetery, Puncheon Creek Road, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday May 09 2008

   
SPENCER, Reta Joyce (Williams)
1954-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Reta Joyce Spencer, 54, of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 11, at her residence. Born Jan. 5, 1954, at Lorain, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy Vanderpool Williams. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Jo Spencer and Jennifer Rose Weatherington, both of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Ronnie Williams of Hippo; a sister, Cheryl Winland of Diana, W.Va., and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 14, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Riceville, with Danny Ward officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Riceville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 14 2008

  
STANIFORD, Fred Jr.
1968-2008
 Graveside services will be held Sunday, May 25, 11 a.m. at the Jim Mollette Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky., for Fred Staniford Jr., 40, of Boons Camp, who passed away Wednesday, May 21 in Louisa, Ky. Mr. Staniford was born Feb. 28, 1968 in Wabash, Ind., son of Fred and Diane Mollett Staniford. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Samantha Lynn Burchett Staniford; one son, Austin Dakota Staniford of Wittensville, Ky., and Hannah Staniford of Boons Camp; and one brother, Brian Keith Staniford, and one sister, Paula Staniford, both of Boons Camp. The service will be officiated by Eugene Wells. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.  "CREMATED"  Paintsville Herald Friday May 22, 2008

    
TACKETT, Evelena (Crider)
1917-2008
Funeral services will be held today, May 16, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Evelena Tackett, 91, of Lowmansville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, May 11 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Tackett was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Willie and Laura Castle Crider. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tenner Tackett. Surviving are one sister, Phyllis Tackett Skaggs of Lowmansville; and two grandsons, and two great-grandsons. 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 Friday May 16 2008

  
TACKETT, Thurman
1942-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thurman Tackett, 65, of Staffordsville, died Friday, May 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 23, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Rev. Henry and Fannie Ward Tackett. He was a retired Johnson County jailer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Tackett and Henry Tackett. Survivors include his wife, Jerri Blevins Tackett; two sons, Thurman Dewayne Tackett of Prestonsburg and Anthony Scott Tackett of Staffordsville; a brother, William Anderson Tackett of California; and two grandsons. Funeral services were Monday, May 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Todd Scarberry and James Buddy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday May 09 2008

  
VANHOOSE, Chester F.
1918-2008
Chester F. VanHoose,  89, of South Charleston passed away Wednesday May 14, 2008 in Eaglewood Nursing Home. He was born June 12, 1918 in Volga, KY in Johnson County, the son of Proctor and Rose (Reed) VanHoose. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Merle (LeMasters); two daughters, Carol (Jack) Speer of S. Charleston, Janet Scott of Enon; two sons, Frank (Lesley) and Jeffery (Patricia) all of Boone, N.C.; ten grandchildren, Terri and Steve Paugh, Dee McFarland, Amy and Tim Manning all of S.Charleston, Chris and Katie Levens, Laura Scott of Dayton, Aric and Nikki VanHoose of Springfield, Philip and Lisa Scott of Enon, Angela Neuman of Hilliard and Chaz and Chelsea VanHoose of Boone, N.C.; 13 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Chester was a member of the Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, an important part of his life along with his family. He retired from Steel Products Engineering Co. after 33 years and enjoyed hunting, especially pheasants. Chester was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters and 1 brother. Visitation will be held 4-7PM Friday May 16, 2008 in the JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS Funeral Home, Springfield, where service will be held 10AM Saturday May 17, 2008 with Elder Patrick Gilliand officiating. Interment to follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Charleston Emergency Fund 228 West Columbus Rd., P.O. Box V, South Charleston, OH 45368. Springfield Ohio 5/16/2008. 


WEBB, Alice Marie (Salyer)
1928-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m. at the Ridge Road Church of Christ in Ypsilanti, Mich., for Alice Marie Salyer Webb, 79, of Ypsilanti, who passed way Tuesday, May 6. Mrs. Webb was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Ann Blevins Salyers. She was a member of Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Webb; one daughter, Patricia Hall; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four brothers, and one sister. Surviving are five daughters, Marlene (Dan Menna) Mullins, Julia (Terry) Green, Charlotte (Robert Fitzgerald) Webb, Kathy (Mike Whitehead) Webb, and Sharon “Bird” (John) Malone; one son, Delmar (Terri) Webb Jr.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Union-Udell Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Arrangements under the direction of the Stark Funeral Home of Ypsilanti. Paintsville Herald Friday May 09 2008

   
WELLS, Charles
1963-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Wells, 44, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 24 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Wells was born June 24, 1963 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Charles and Minnie Wells. He was a mechanic. Surviving are one son, Joseph Wells, and one daughter, Kenzie Wells, both of Van Lear; and one sister, Lisa Wells Horn of Louisa. The service was officiated by Rod Wells, with burial in the Wells Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 28 2008

   
WELLS, Charles ‘Jeff’
1922-2008
 Funeral services will be held today, June 4, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Charles “Jeff” Wells, 86, of Grayson, Ky., formerly of Auxier, Ky., who passed away Saturday, May 31. Mr. Wells was born May 12, 1922 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late James and Bess Stephens Wells. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of The Singing Wells Family, and attended Lake Road Free Will Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Frost Wells. Surviving are his wife, Jenny Wells; two sons, Larry (Hazel) Wells of Richmond, Ky., and Jeffrey (Jeanie) Wells of Banner, Ky.; one daughter, Terri (George) Waggoner of Grayson; one brother, Jim Doug (Doris) Wells of Aberdeen, Ohio; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial will be held at the Auxier Relocation Cemetery at Auxier. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 04 2008

       
WELLS, Evalene (Jackson)
1922-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 22, 11 a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Evalene Wells, 85, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, May 19 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Wells was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Walter and Virgie Conley Jackson. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Robert Thomas Wells of Staffordsville; four sons, Charles Willard, Ronald Dwayne, William David and Robert Thomas Wells Jr., all of Staffordsville; two daughters, Sharon Rose Dutton of Staffordsville, and Judy Ratliff of Ashcamp, Ky.; three brothers, Danny and Walter Ray Jackson, both of Staffordsville, and Oakley Jackson of Rineyville, Ky.; one sister, June Chandler of Staffordsville; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Doug Crider and Jimmy Price, with burial following in the Jackson Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 21 2008



JUNE - 2008

ADAMS, Alma Lena (Howes)
1905-2008
Alma Lena Howes Adams of Paintsville, Ky., departed from this earth to be with her Lord on June 4, 2008. She was born October 29, 1905 in Magoffin County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Ted Adams, in 1983. Also preceding her in death were two children; one son, James William Adams of Paintsville, Ky., and Lena Ruth Moberly of Richmond, Ky.; a granddaughter, Cathy Elaine George Walker of Prestonsburg, Ky.; a brother, Charles Howes; and a sister, Lucy Gullett, both of Magoffin County. Mrs. Adams is survived by two sons, Ted (Sammie) Adams of Yorba Linda, Calif, Charles (Polly) Adams of Ashland, Ky.; a daughter, Lois (Clyde) George of Prestonsburg; a sister, Lilly Belle Hensley of Salyersville, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Adams of Paintsville; and a son-in-law, Harry Moberly of Richmond, Ky. Mrs. Adams is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Adams was conducted at Jones-Preston Funeral Home from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, with funeral service at First Christian Church, Main Street, Paintsville, on Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 514 Main Street, Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home caring for arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 11 2008

   
ADAMS, Earnest E. "Gene"
BOYD COUNTY — Earnest E. "Gene" Adams, 73, of Ashland, died Sunday, June 22, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 17, 1934, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Johnny and Junie Honaker Adams. He was a service man with B W Gas and of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Adams; a brother, Paul Thomas Adams; and a sister, Faye Helton. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Slone Adams of Ashland; four sons, David Neal Adams of Catlettsburg, Gary Dale Adams, Everett E. Adams, and Kenneth E. Adams, all of Ashland; a brother, Robert Lee Adams of Maryland; two sisters, Mary Ruth Conley of Salyersville and Debbie Howard of Mt. Sterling; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 25, at Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland, with Rev. Jason Carpintero officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Preston Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 25, after 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Jun 2008

    
ARCHER, Irene (Robinson)
1922-2008
Irene (Robinson) Archer, 86, formerly of Lebanon, Ohio passed away quietly at her home in Mulberry, Florida on June 8, 2008. She was born in 1922 in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her former husband Moe Robinson of Lebanon in April 1993, and Dale Archer of Mendota, Illinois in June 2007. She has been a resident of Mulberry, Florida for 30 years. Her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jodi Vanderbrink of Lakeland, Florida, and her Grandson, Brett Vanderbrink of Altamonte Springs, Florida survive her. Following a cremation, her remains will be interned at the Lebanon, Ohio cemetery at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), 1232 E Magnolia St, Lakeland, FL 33801 Published  6/12/2008.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BAILEY, Jimmy Lee
1951-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY Jimmy Lee Bailey, 57, of Lexington, died Tuesday, June 3, at his residence. Born May 20, 1951, in Magoffin County, he was a son of Ellis E. Bailey and the late Irene Mullins Bailey. He was a pipefitter with Local #521. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Bailey. Additional survivors include his wife, Debra Lynn Conley Bailey of Lexington; a son, Kevin Lee Bailey of Bedford, Ind.; a daughter, Regina Adams of South Point, Ohio; three brothers, Marvin Bailey and Charles Bailey, both of Salyersville, and Ralph Bailey of Lexington; two sisters, Patty Patrick of Shelbyville and Sharon Green of Salyersville; and five grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, June 6, at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Ronald Puckett officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Jun 2008

   
BLAIR, David Lynn ‘Dave’
1948-2008
Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for David Lynn “Dave” Blair, 59, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, June 4 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Blair was born Oct. 25, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Rushie Fairchild Hannah of Staffordsville, and the late Wayne Blair. He was a general laborer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glennis and Jackie Carol Hannah; and one granddaughter, Alexis Nicole Hackworth. Surviving are one son, Douglas Wayne Blair of Staffordsville; one daughter, Elizabeth Michelle Hackworth of Vanceburg, Ky.; four brothers, Randall and Delbert Hannah, both of Paintsville, and Darrell Hannah and Ron Ratliff, both of Staffordsville; two sisters, Bonnie Sexton and Joyce Fairchild, both of Paintsville; and one grandchild. The service was officiated by Donald Ray Caudill and Terry Lykins, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 11 2008

   
BLAIR, Dennis
1920-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10, 11 a.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church for Dennis Blair, 87, of West Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Saturday, June 7 at his residence. Mr. Blair was born July 19, 1920, son of the late Dennis Dee and Mary Ellen Hensley Blair. He was a master plumber and a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Iris Ward Blair of West Van Lear; two sons, James D. (Mary Jane) Blair of Staffordsville, Ky., and Ronnie Dee (Sarah) Blair of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, James Franklin Blair of Waverly, Ohio; one sister, Linda Beeman of Crittenden, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Gary Blair, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with military services conducted by the Auxier DAV Chapter 18. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 11 2008

   
BOGGS, Anna Ruth (LeMaster)
1938-2008
Anna Ruth Boggs, 70, of Blaine, died Tuesday, June 24, at her residence. Born Feb. 25, 1938, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Lonzie and Maxie King LeMaster. She was a homemaker and member of Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Boggs of Blaine; a daughter, Sandra Baldwin of Stockport, Ohio; two sons, Randall Boggs of Stockport, Ohio, and Ronald Boggs of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Audrey Davis of Columbus; a brother, Bruce LeMaster of York, Penn.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Friday, June 27, at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Ford McKenzie and Jonathan King officiating. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy New 2008

    
BROWN, Neva Evelyn (Kerns)
1921-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 11, 1 p.m. at the Ramey Branch Community Church for Neva Evelyn Brown, 87, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 9 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 18, 1921, daughter of the late Clarence and Ella McKenzie Kerns. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Brown, and one son, Carlie Brown. Surviving are one son, John Y. (Diana) Brown of West Van Lear, Ky.; two daughters, Carolyn B. Owens of Paintsville, Ky., and Sandra K. Wattenberger of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Douglas (Madge) Kerns of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Kenneth Kerns of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Grace (Brian) Barber of Paintsville, and Ruth Maddox of Scott Depot, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Denvil Mollette, with burial following in the Brown Cemetery at Volga, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 11 2008

   
CASTLE, Mary Magadelene (Music)
1951-2008
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Mary Magadelene Castle, 56, of Lowmansville, died Monday, June 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 27, 1951, at Cave Fork, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Rebecca Daniels Music. She was a housewife and a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe Castle of Lowmansville; a son, Joseph Castle of Lowmansville; a daughter, Janie Lynn Young of Lowmansville; four sisters, Bonnie King, Barbara Nunn, and Vertie Dean, all of Nippa, and Charlotte Dixon of Canton, Ga.; four brothers, Raphael Music of Ulysses, Richard Music, Denver Music, and Paul D. Music, all of North Carolina; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Friday, June 6, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Vanhoose and Richard Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Nord Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Jun 2008

   
CASTLE, Vonda (Bowens)
1921-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Vonda Castle, 86, of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Sunday, June 1 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Castle was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late Henry and Millie Castle Bowens. Surviving are one son, Arlie Castle Jr. of Thealka; one daughter Ella Louise “Nina” Morrison of Ypsilanti, Mich; one sister, Florence Wilcox of Thealka; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The services will be officiated by the Rev. Hubert Slone, 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 June 04 2008

   
CAUDILL, Lakin Marie Dawn
2008-2008
Grave side services were held Sunday, June 8, noon, at the Caudill Family Cemetery at Leander, Ky., for Lakin Marie Dawn Caudill, who passed away at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Infant Caudill was born Thursday, June 5 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of Donald and April Fyffe Caudill of Leander. Surviving in addition to her parents are her paternal grandparents, Donald Ray and Betty Caudill of Leander, maternal grandmother, Janet Fyffe of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by Danny Ward. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 13 2008

   
CHILDERS, Charles Leonard ‘Charlie’
1942-2008
Services will be held Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Leonard “Charlie” Childers, 65, of Lexington, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 10 at Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, Ky. Mr. Childers was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Auxier, Ky., son of the late Leonard and Dorothy Holbrook Childers. He was in administration with the Powell County Board of Education. Surviving are his wife, Roselle Rubin Childers of Lexington; three sisters, Dotty Meek of Hager Hill, Ky., Jane Meek of Boons Camp, Ky., and Marsha Stafford of Paintsville, Ky. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to one of the following: National Kidney Foundation, American Heart Foundation, Cathedral of Christ the King Saint Mildred’s Parish by contacting the Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-4212. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 13 2008

     
CLARK, Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Clark Jr.
1953-2008
Memorial services will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Bell House in Lexington, Ky., for Ronald “Ronnie” Clark Jr., 55, of Lexington, who passed away Friday, June 27. Mr. Clark was the son of the late Ronald C. and Ann Collins Clark. Surviving are four brothers, Don (Lynn) Clark of Lexington, Mike Clark of Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry (Sandy) Clark of Paintsville, and Ray (Michelle) Clark of Louisville, Ky.; his step-mother, Linda Clark of Paintsville; and a host of nieces, nephews, god children and loving friends. Arrangements under the direction of the Milward Funeral Home of Lexington. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.04 2008

   
COLLINS, Prince Edward "Book'
May 4, 1952     June 21, 2008
 Services: 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 Visitation: 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the funeral home Burial: Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana Prince Edward "Book" Collins, 56, 364 E. Main Street, Wabash, Indiana, passed away 9:50 a.m.on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born to James Walker and Gustaua (Boyd) Collins on May 4, 1952 in Paintsville, Kentucky. He loved fishing and playing the guitar. He is survived by a son, James Butchy Collins of Fort Wayne and a daughter, Mrs. Aaron (Tabitha) Blum of LaFontaine; two sisters, Mrs. James (Mary) Cladik of South Dakota and Mrs. Lonnie (Diane) Nielson of Wabash; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Burial will be in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash. Officiating the service will be Pastor David Phillips. Visitation for family and friends 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. M DONALD FUNERAL HOME Lafontaine, Indiana

   
CONANT, Florence (Dale)
1924-2008
Florence I. Conant 84, of Waverly, Ohio died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Traditions at Bristol Village in Waverly. She was born January 21, 1924 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Louis Dale and Sarah Hitchcock Dale. Surviving are two sons: Jim Blair and wife Brenda of Waverly and Arthur Blair and wife Christy of Londonderry, Ohio, 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, a son, Oscar Blair, two brothers, Paris Preston and Elsie Dale, and three sisters, Lizzie Dale, Exitor Poe and Lex Remy, preceded Florence in death. Florence was a homemaker and attended Family Life Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Waverly. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor George Watters officiating. Burial will follow in Friends Cemetery at Londonderry, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CONLEY, Jackie
1957-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Jackie Conley, 50, of Salyersville, died Thursday, June 12, at his residence. Born Nov. 8, 1957, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Wiley and Josephine Columbus Conley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Conley. Survivors include a daughter, Darlena Young of Salyersville; and a sister, Janis Conley of Williamstown. Funeral services were Saturday, June 14, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville, with Gary Gross officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Horse Pen, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2008

    
COTTLEID, Carol Sue
1943-2008
Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 1, 1 p.m. at the family cemetery at Concord, Ky., for Carol Sue Cottleid, 65, of Lusby, Md., who passed away Friday, June 27 at her residence. Mrs. Cottleid was born March 12, 1943 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Charles H. and Freida Davis Fitch. She was a civil service supervisor. Surviving are one son, Billy (Christina) Cottleid III of Lusby; one daughter, Beverly Carol Scott of North Carolina; two brothers, Garland Fitch of Thealka, Ky., and Charles Fitch Jr. of Leander, Ky.; and four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Wayne Short. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.04 2008

    
EVANS, Ella (Skeens)
1921-2008
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Ella Skeens Evans, 86, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, June 5 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Evans was born June 14, 1921 in Fayette County, W.Va., daughter of the late Grover Steve and Mary Adkins Skeens. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Evans. Surviving are three sons, Bernard Frye of Rittman, Ohio, Carl Evans of Logan, W.Va., and Ray Evans of Nicholasville, Ky.; two daughters, Joan Piercey of Paintsville and Barbara Jean Evans of Coventry, Conn.; one brother, Doss Skeens of Wayne, W.Va. ; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 13 2008

       
FERGUSON, Arvin J.
1935-2008
Arvin J. Ferguson, 72, of Springfield, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 2, 2008 in his residence. He was born June 6, 1935 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of Elmer and Ella (Moore) Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson was a dedicated member of the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church and was retired form Bomag following 31 years of service. He is survived by three sons; Dave (Tammy) , their daughters; Ashley Whitehurst, Brandi Whitehurst and granddaughter Izabella Hall; Tim (Vickie), their son Jeff Jenkins, and grandchildren Zachary and Kortnie Jenkins; Donnie (Doris), their children; Candace, Brittanie, Jake and granddaughter Kaelyn Denyse Hargrow, one sister Erna Williams and friend Charma Wolford all of Springfield and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and mother of his children; Sandra (Van Horn), grandson Chad Ferguson, and two sisters Betty White and Mary Stephenson. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday in the JONES- KENNEY- ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday in the funeral home with Rev. James Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Published Springfield on 6/4/2008. 

   
FRALEY, Leondes L.
1931-2008
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Leondes L. Fraley, 77, of Keaton, Ky., who passed away Friday, June 13 at his residence. Mr. Fraley was born Feb. 12, 1931, son of the late Marcus and Esta Bailey Fraley. He was a welder. Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Johns Fraley of Keaton; two daughters, Teresa G. Doyle of Nicholasville, Ky., and Sherry Lynn Heston of Wilmore, Ky.; one brother, Henry Marcus Fraley Jr., of Georgetown, Ky.; and three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Revs. Dannie Fannin and Bobby Combs, with burial in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 18 2008

    
FRAZIER, Alka B.
1925-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, 11 a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Alka B. Frazier, 83, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 2 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Frazier was born March 7, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late George C. Meade and Martha Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Frazier, and one son, Johnny Wayne Frazier. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Frazier of Staffordsville and Frankie Frazier of Hager Hill, Ky.; one daughter, Karen Milam of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Ruby Lee Blanton of Staffordsville; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Norman Roberts Jr. and John Michael Blanton, with burial following in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 04 2008

    
GOTTLEID, Carol Sue (Fitch)
1943-2008
MARYLAND — Carol Sue Gottleid, 65, of Lusby, Md., died Friday, June 27, at her residence. Born March 12, 1943, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Freida Davis Fitch. She was a civil service supervisor. Survivors include a son, Billy Gottleid III, of Lusby; a daughter, Beverly Carol Scott of North Carolina; two brothers, Garland Fitch of Thealka and Charles Fitch Jr. of Leander; and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, July 1, at the family cemetery, Concord, with Wayne Short officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News 2008

    
HACKWORTH, Letha Mae (Bayes)
1948-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Letha Mae Hackworth, 61, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, June 24, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 1, 1947, she was a daughter of Neva Lee Blanton Bayes of Flat Gap, and the late James Bayes. She was retired from Foothills Rural Telephone Company. Additional survivors include two daughters, Norma Jean Cox of Cincinnati, Ohio and Tamela Renae McKenzie of Thealka; a brother, Jim "Buddy" Bayes of East Point; three sisters, Martha Dunn and Norma Music, both of Hager Hill, and Paula Howard of Flat Gap; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, June 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Revs. John Estep and James McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News 2008

   
HATTON, Jesse ‘Jake’ Hatton
1930-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 2, 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Owingsville, Ky., for Jesse “Jake” Hatton, 77, of Sharpsburg, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 30 at his residence. Mr. Hatton was born Nov. 9, 1930, son of the late James Richard and Alma Donahue Hatton. He was a retired farmer, and a native of Bath County, Ky. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth White Hatton. Surviving are one son, Stephen Hatton of Paintsville, Ky.; three sisters, Margaret Hawkins of Elkhart, Ind., Mildred Ockerman and Dorothy Dailey, both of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Charles “Chuck” Hatton of London, Ky., and Russell Hatton of Salt Lick, Ky.; and three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The service is under the direction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with burial in the Crown Hill Cemetery at Sharpsburg. Arrangements under the direction of the Richie Hunt Funeral Home of Owingsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.02 2008

   
HAYES, Mary Magdalene (Osborne)
1922-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Magdalene Hayes, 85, of Flat Gap, Ky,. who passed away Thursday, May 29 at her residence. Mrs. Hayes was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Proctor and Corda Alice Jones Osborne. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Odis Hayes. The service was officiated by Jeff Blanton and Paul Preston, with burial in the Osborne Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.25 2008

  
HILL, William Scott
1975-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 7, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William Scott Hill, 33, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 3 in Pike County, Ky. Mr. Hill was born May 19, 1975 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Carolyn Sue Hill of Staffordsville and the late Butch Hill. He was a construction worker. Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Joseph Hill of West Liberty, Ky.; two sisters, Angela Cantrell of Keaton, Ky., and Georgeanna Howard of West Liberty; and his grandparents, Tollie and Ruth Hill of Flat Gap, Ky. The service was officiated by Tim Salyer, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 11 2008

   
HOBSON, Jackie Ray ‘Jack’
1948-2008
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jackie Ray “Jack” Hobson, 59, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Saturday, June 21 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Hobson was born Aug. 25, 1948 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Effie Nunnery of Van Lear, Ky., and the late Sammie Hobson. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Larry Hobson. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ruth Price Hobson of Prestonsburg; one son, Michael (Whitney) Hobson of Whitesburg, Ky.; one step-son, Steve Price of Richmond, Ky.; one brother, Gary Hobson of Van Lear, Ky.; one sister, Dolores Hobson Preston of Hager Hill, Ky.; three grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Tom Nelson, with burial in the Hobson Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.25 2008

   
HOLT, Kenneth Paul Jr.
1977-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 26, 11 a.m. at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church for Kenneth Paul Holt Jr., 31, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Saturday, June 21 at his residence. Mr. Holt was born Feb. 6, 1977 in Floyd County, Ky., son of Kenneth Paul Holt Sr. and the late Sarah Jane Ward. Surviving in addition to his father are his son, Logan Bryce Holt; two sisters, Kelly Mollett and Paulann Kennedy; his grandmother, Minnie Ward; and his step-mother, Diane Holt. The service will be officiated by Edmond Hickman, with burial following in the Ward Family Cemetery at Offutt, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.25 2008

   
KING, Clarence Edmand
1929-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 5, 11 a.m. at Cold Springs United Baptist Church for Clarence Edmand King, 78, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 2 at his residence. Mr. King was born Aug. 24, 1929 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late William S. and Dorothy Crislip King. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one son, Jerry King. Surviving are his wife, Emma Jean Lemaster King of Staffordsville; four sons, James King of Meally, Ky., and Larry, Benny and David King, all of Staffordsville; three daughters, Betty Castle of Thealka, Ky., Linda Spears of Hager Hill, Ky., and Rita Music of Meally, Ky.; two brothers, James King of Sandusky, Ohio, and William Sandy King of Wilcox, Ariz.; and 16 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Dean Tackett, Eulas Adams and Allen Fannin, with burial in the family cemetery on Blanton Branch at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 11 2008

   
LEETH, Myrtle (Tackett)
1909-2008
Myrtle Leeth, 98 formerly of the Red Bridge Community, died Wednesday June 4, 2008, at the Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon, Ohio. She was born on June 17, 1909, in Paintsville, KY, to the late Simon and Gillia Blanton Tackett. She was united in marriage on March 1, 1930, to Ernest Leeth, who preceded her in death on February 16, 2002. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Leeth and wife Joyce of Waverly, Douglas Leeth and wife Betty of Piketon; 2 daughters, Naomi Satterfield and husband Russell of Piketon, and Judy Leeth of Waverly; 4 brothers, Harry Tackett of Jamestown, OH, Delbert Tackett of Cedarville, OH, Melvin Tackett of Cincinnati, OH, Donald Tackett of Red Bridge Community; 1 sister, Emojane Leeth of Waverly, 10 grandchildren, 13 grea- grandchildren, and 2 great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Harold Eugene Leeth, 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers: Oakel, Wayne, Johney, and Andy Tackett and 2 sisters: Ola VanMeter and Evelyn Literal. Mrs. Leeth was a member of the Morgantown Church of Christ in Christian Church. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. James McCain and Rev. Walter Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardner Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Chillicothe Ohio

   
LEMASTER, May (Fairchild)
1918-2008
Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, 3 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for May Fairchild Lemaster, 90, of West Liberty, Ky., formerly of Thealka, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, June 3 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mrs. Lemaster was born Jan. 1, 1918 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Jim and Louise Howard Fairchild. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Lemaster. Surviving are her step-son, Robert Lemaster of Brandon, Fla.; one daughter, Shelva Marlow of West Liberty; one step-daughter, Mazie Howard of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister, Malta Blair of Georgetown, Ky.; and two grandchildren, two great- grandchildren and four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Londis Meek, with burial in the Lemaster Family Cemetery at Flat Gap, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun 13 2008

   
LETNER, Juanita (Williams)
1921-2008
Juanita Williams LETNER, age 86 of Vandalia, OH passed away June 5, 2008 at Friendship Village. She was born October 20, 1921 in Williamsport, KY, daughter of the late James & Martha (Debord) Williams. Juanita was a member of the Polk Grove United Church of Christ and was a former campfire troop leader in the Vandalia area. She loved hosting parties and was devoted to her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren's sporting events, especially hockey and volleyball. Preceded in death by her 10 brothers & sisters, Juanita is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dan LETNER of Vandalia, OH; her daughter, Tammy & husband, David Stormer of Vandalia; 3 grandchildren, Jason & wife, Jennifer Stormer of Union, OH, Shawn & Blaine Stormer of Vandalia; 2 great-granddaughters, Allie & Kinsey; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Juanita's life will be held at 11:00 am June 14, 2008 at the Polk Grove United Church of Christ, 9190 Frederick Pike with Rev. John Fowler & Rev. Ronald Hajarian officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Juanita's memory.

   
LEWIS, Fontaine
1925-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 18, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Fontaine Lewis, 82, of Thelma, Ky., who passed away Sunday, June 15 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Lewis was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Robie and Beulah Sanders Lewis. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Crum Lewis; four brothers, Floyd, Rufus, Joe and Orville Lewis; and Dairel Mollette. Surviving are his wife, Ocilene Walters Lewis of Thelma; two sons, William Philip (Betty) Lewis of Boons Camp, Ky., Stephen Fontaine (Ilene) Lewis of River, Ky.; three step-sons, Darvin (Corene) Mollette of Meally, Ky., Denvil (Ethel) Mollette of Flat Gap, Ky., and James Doyle (Tammy) Mollette of Springfield, Ohio; one daughter, Christine Lewis (James) Price of Boons Camp; five step-daughters Phyllis (Ken) Brown of Mount Sterling, Ky., June (Lee) Pennington of Berea, Ky., Arlene Howard of Paintsville, Ky., and Angie (Ray) Reed and Libby (Henry) Butcher, both of Maysville, Ky.; two sisters, Deanh Kazee of Dayton, Ohio, and Easter Ward of Staffordsville, Ky.; and 28 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Jimmy Price, Ronnie Spriggs, and Denvil Mollette, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 18 2008

   
MEADE, Wellington Reese Jr.
1917-2008
Private graveside services were held Wednesday, June 4, 10 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky., for Wellington Reese Meade Jr., 90, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, June 2 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Meade, known as “Tom,” was born July 19, 1917 at Williamsport, Ky., son of the late Wellington Reese Sr. and Addie Frances Perry Meade. He was a retired teacher with the Paintsville City school system and a pipe fitter. Surviving are his wife, Lydia A. Meade; three brothers, Bobby R., Douglas C. and James Kenneth Meade, all of Paintsville; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday May 06 2008

  
MIXON, Phyllis Joy (Wallen)
2008
Phyllis Joy Mixon, age 75, of Canal Winchester, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 26, 2008. She was raised in Paintsville, KY, by her parents Miranda and Hamilton Wallen. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Keith; sons, Randy (Janet) Kelly, children, Courtney and Josh, Rick Kelly and Ron (Denise) Kelly, children, Billy, Tony, Matt and Tiffany; daughters, Penny (Craig) Green and Gretchen Johnson; son-in-law, Greg Kerlin; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; and pets, Sassie and Bambi. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Nena Kerlin. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 1st, 7 p.m. at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH, 43110. The family would like to give a special thanks to Acclaim Hospice, where contributions may be made in Phyllis's memory.

   
PENIX, Nola (Fitch)
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Nola Fitch Penix, 83, of Paintsville, died Friday, June 27, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born March 1, 1925, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Leona Meeks Fitch. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Shady Lee Penix. Survivors include a brother, Burl Fitch of Meally; and a sister, Lida Mae Trimble of Hazard. Funeral services were Monday, June 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Penix Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News 2008

  
POWERS, Gilbert Lee
1932-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21 at Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church in Van Lear, Ky., for Gilbert Lee Powers, 76, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, June 19 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Powers was born March 29, 1932 in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Orville and Anna Reed Powers. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Neva Lee Spears Powers of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; five sons, James Ray (Kathy) Powers of Paintsville, Bob (Lynn) Powers of Louisa, Ky., Orville Lee (Linda) Powers of Allen, Ky., Frankie (Kim) Powers of South Carolina; and Raymond (Jessica) Powers of Johnson County, Ky.; four daughters, Mary Ann (William) Crace and Joann (John) Johnson, both of Floyd County, and Helen (Phillip) Fraley and Janet (Doug) Caudill, both of Johnson County; five brothers, Larry, Issac, Hubert, Vernon, and Grover Powers; three sisters, Vinnie Bryant, Mary Belle Collins, and Clovis Sherman; and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The service was officiated by Roger Hill, with burial in the Powers Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.25 2008

  
PRESTON, Phillip Lyon
1960-2008
FRANKLIN COUNTY — Phillip Lyon Preston, 48, of Frankfort, died Thursday, June 26. Born April 25, 1960, at Paintsville, he was a son of Rudelle Lyon Preston of Florence and the late Charles Donald Preston. He was an administrator for Arts Electric and a member of the Winchester Mason Lodge. Additional survivors include his wife, Tish Chowning Preston; a son, Kenny Mitchell of Frankfort; two brothers, Charlie Preston and Chris Preston, both of Florence; two sisters, Jessica Preston of Florence and Celeste Perry of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort, with T.J. Wilder officiating. Condolences may be left at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com. In lieu of flowers, a fund will be set up for Mr. Preston's grandchildren. Big Sandy News 2008

   
PRESTON, Thelma
1938-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thelma Preston, 70, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, June 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 25, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Jess and Carrie Frazier Stamper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paris Preston, in 1995. Survivors include a son, Joe Thomas Preston of West Van Lear; two daughters, Janie Smith of Paintsville and Joyce Sparks of West Van Lear; three brothers, Lloyd Stamper of Delaware, Ohio, Joe Stamper of Oil Springs, and Charles Stamper of Hazard; a sister, Marie Conley of Waverly, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 28, at Preston Funeral Chapel, with Terry Conley and Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News 2008

   
PROVENCE, Paul Thomas
1934-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Paul Thomas Provence, 73, of Lexington, died Monday, June 30, at his residence. Born Aug. 15, 1934, in Martin County, he was a son of the late Mack and Dixie McFaddin Provence. He was a Mason contractor, a member of W.R. Castle Fire Department and Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Meek Provence of Lexington; a son, Jerry Provence of Lexington; three daughters, Paula Provence of Morehead, Tracey Ison of Baltimore, Ohio, and Jenny Ward of Lexington; two sisters, Ruth Spirro of Seminole, Fla. and Doris Mills of Canal Winchester, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 2, 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. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to W.R. Castle Volunteer Fire Dept. by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501. Big Sandy News Jul. 2008

   
RICE, Arnold Lee
1926-2008
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 30, 11:30 at the Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel for Arnold Lee Rice, 81, of Dayton, who passed away Tuesday, June 24 at Grandview Hospital. Mr. Rice was born Nov. 16, 1926 in Leander, Ky., son of the late Alger and Bertha Rice. He was a WWII veteran and he was retired from Delco Products. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold Rice. Surviving are his wife Barbara of Dayton; two daughters, LaDonna (Bob) Lally of Princeton Junction, N.J., and Debra Pyron of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren. Military burial services will be held Monday, June 30, 1 p.m. at the Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton. Arrangements under the direction of the Newcomer Funeral Home of Dayton. Paintsville Herald Friday Jun.27 2008

  
ROACH, Esther B. (McCarty)
1926-2008
Esther B. Roach, 81, of Ironton, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 21, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Burley and Dora Salyer McCarty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Roach, who passed away on Dec. 2, 1976; two sons, Roger Roach and Dale Roach; son-in-law Dave Thomas; three brothers, James, Paul and William McCarty; two sisters, Jean Flack and Margaret McCarty. She was a homemaker and has lived here all of her life. She attended Shaddick school and is a member of the Campbell Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to sew, travel and her church, and most of all, she loved her family and enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed listening to Christian music. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Roy C. and Paula Roach of Turbeville, S.C.; a daughter, Vera Jane Thomas of Ashland; two brothers and sisters- in-law, Franklin “D.D.” and Connie McCarty of Aid, Ohio, Burley Ray and Rosemary McCarty of Ironton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Verna and Forrest Dyer of Springfield, Ohio, and Jessie Maude and Doug Sloan of Flatwoods; eight grandchildren, Carla Fannin, Nancy Clark, Tim Roach, J.J. Gibson, Sami Thomas, Robbie Roach, Jeff Roach and Heidi Ford; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Bob Bradley and the Rev. Tim Roach officiating. Burial will be in Aid Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family asks that contributions be made to the South Carolina Freewill Baptist Home for Children, P.O. Box 229, Turbeville, SC 29162. Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
ROBINSON, Prudence M. Picklesimer
1912-2008
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Brazil, Ind., for Prudence M. Picklesimer Robinson, 96, who passed away Sunday, June 1 at Heritage Park Health Care Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Robinson was born in Johnson County, Kentucky, daughter of the late William Ransom and Ida Cynthia Picklesimer. She was a secretary with General Motors Corp. for 30 years and was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Robinson, and several brothers and sisters. Surviving is her sister, Pamalee Alexander of Indianapolis, Ind. Locally surviving are two nieces Linda Dyer and Sharon K. Conley, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home of Fort Wayne, Ind. Paintsville Herald Friday May 06 2008

  
SALYER, Ford
1929-2008
Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 22, 2 p.m. at the Oil Springs United Methodist Church on Rt. 40 in Oil Springs, Ky., for Ford Salyer, 78, who passed away Tuesday, April 29 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Salyer was born Aug. 1, 1929, son of the late Willie and Elsie May Salyer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Allen; four brothers, Roland, Junior, Arville and Gentry Salyer; and one sister Joan Whitworth. Surviving are two sons, Ron Salyer of Madison, Ind., and Jerry Lee Salyer of Mount Victory, Ohio; two daughters, Patricia Ann Albritton of Pampano Beach, Fla., and Stephanie Sue Dumas of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Rothel and Roy Salyer, both of Salyersville, Ky.; and two sisters, Ina Blaine Pyle of Oil Springs and Anna Mae Stephens of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 18 2008

  
SMITH, Troy Woodrow
1929-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 2, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Troy Woodrow Smith, 78, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Saturday, June 28 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg. Mr. Smith was born Dec. 6, 1929 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Ira and May Ruth Keaton Smith. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Joe Adkins and Terry Conley, with burial following in the Smith Family Cemetery in Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.02 2008

   
THOMPSON, Curtis "Doc"
1912-2008
Curtis Thompson,  long time Springfield Barber, passed away Tuesday, June 3,. 2008 at the age of 96. He was born April 24, 1912 in River, Kentucky the son of Zeal and Mary (Brown) Thompson. He left Kentucky as a young man looking for a new life and success knowing he wanted a better life than working in the coal mines. His humor and genuine love of life served him well as he led a very healthy and happy life. Affectionately referred to as the unofficial "Mayor of Lagonda" by neighboring businesses and area residents, Doc Thompson became a resident of Springfield in 1928. He was an apprentice at Morreys Barber College in downtown Springfield prior to establishing Thompsons Barber Shop in the early 1930s. At the age of 30, he was drafted into the 499th Army Air Forces in March, 1942 (just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor) to serve his country during WW II. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and served as a Barber and a Surgical Tech. He married Marjorie Jean Davis in 1944 while on leave in West Baton Rouge, LA. He returned to Springfield, Ohio after the war and re- established Thompsons Barbershop at the corner of Lagonda Avenue and James Street. His shop was just outside the gates of the Ohio Steel Foundry and within walking distance of the Lagonda Avenue International Harvester Plant. He continued to serve the faithful barbershop customers until 2006. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers Beecher and Clyde Thompson, and a sister Nola Mae Thompson. Survivors include two half sisters; Irene Castle, Paintsville, Kentucky and Margie Rowland, Bluefield, West Virginia, his wife of 64 years Marjorie Jean Thompson, daughter and son in law Rebecca Thompson and Stephen Kapp and grandchildren Amanda Michelle and Matthew Curtis Kapp. Doc attended the Lagonda United Methodist Church and Maiden Lane Church of God. He will be greatly missed by his friends, family and the many generations of customers... many who got their first haircut from Doc. A memorial celebration of his life will take place in the Chapel at Maiden Lane Church of God on Friday, June 6 beginning at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any contributions be made to the Heartland Home Healthcare and Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY- ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Published: Springfield Ohio 6/5/2008 - 6/6/2008. 

   
WALLEN, James R.
1924-2008
James R. Wallen, age 84, of Lynchburg, OH died June 1, 2008 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1924, in Chestnut, KY, a son of the late Lige and Rose (Starr) WALLEN. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Delphi in Kettering after thirty-two years of service. He is survived by a daughter, Juliet Davis of Lynchburg, OH with whom he made his home, two granddaughters, Lisa Davis of Lynchburg and Jennifer Davis of Hillsboro, OH, two great grandchildren, James Jordon Eaton of Hillsboro and Jada Paige Davis, of Lynchburg, special family friend Robert Shelton of Lynchburg, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Ada Arlene (Mills) WALLEN, who passed away on September 18, 2000, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services for Mr. Wallen will be 2:00 p.m. June 7, 2008 at the Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg, OH. Leo Kuhn will officiate. Burial with military honors presented by the Highland County Honor Guard will follow at the Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in New Vienna, OH. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Lynchburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Foster J. Boyd Regional Cancer Center, 31 Farquhar Avenue, Wilmington, OH 45177.

     
WEBB, Kaynard
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kaynard Webb, 83, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, June 26, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 26, 1925, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Dave and Priscilla Tackett Webb. He was employed with Textron Company and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include Laura Leek Webb of Hager Hill; and a brother, Eugene Webb of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Saturday, June 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, with Aaron Davis officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News 2008

   
WELLS, Darvin
1937-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash, Ind., for Darvin Wells, 71, of Wabash, who passed away Wednesday, June 25 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Wells was born June 8, 1937 in Van Lear, Ky., son of the late Brown Low and Goldie Butcher Wells. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Wabash V.F.W. Post 286, and he was retired from GenCorp. He was also preceded in death by three brothers. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Wells of Wabash; one daughter, Rosella (Don) Smalley of Kingston, Tenn.; two brothers, Jack (Anita) Wells of Wabash, and Auldon (Kathryn) Wells of Cleveland, Ohio; and three sisters, Bufford DeLong, Willadean (Jerry) Kovatch, and Sola (Gordon) Cole, all of Cleveland. The service was officiated by David Phillips, with entombment in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash. Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 2, 2008

   
WELLS, James Warren
1944-2008
Memorial services were held Monday, June 16, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Warren Wells, 63, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., who passed away Tuesday, June 10 a Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabeth, Tenn. Mr. Wells was born Oct. 20, 1944 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Denzil and Geraldine Gullett Wells. Surviving are one son, Larry Lee Wells of Columbia, S.C.; one daughter, Gina K. Wells of Roan Mountain; one brother, William “Bill” Wells of Clarksville, Tenn.; one sister, Doris Deana Wells Kirk of Westerville, Ohio; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun 18 2008

  
WILLIAMS, Randall
1935-2008
Randall Williams of White Oak, KY passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, KY, at the age of 73 years, 4 months, and 7 days. He was born Tuesday, February 19, 1935 in Paintsville, KY, son of the late Buford Earl & Regina May Williams. Randall was united in marriage to Janis Crouch on December 22, 1965. To this union a son was born, Randy. Randall was Morgan County Deputy Court Clerk from 1974 until retiring in 2000. He was a member of the White Oak Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Randall is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Janis C. Williams; and one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Amanda Williams of White Oak, KY. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008, at the White Oak Christian Church with Elder Jimmy Adkins, Bro. James Morgan Staton officiating. Burial to follow in the Allen Cemetery, White Oak, KY. Visitation from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Potter Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to: Allen Cemetery, White Oak, KY. Pallbearers: Tommy Phipps, Kyle Gullett, David Napier, James Manning, Jamie Ruth, Bentley Patrick, Jamie Phipps, David Rudd, and Denzil Potter. Honorary Pallbearers: All His Many Friends and Family. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock



JULY - 2008

BLANTON, Kathleen (Holbrook)
1922-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kathleen Blanton, 86, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, July 6, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Staffordsville. Born May 21, 1922, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Sally Hamilton Holbrook. She was a housewife. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hershell Blanton. Survivors include a son, Phillip Ray Blanton of Staffordsville; two daughters, Kay Castle of Sitka and Phyllis Shotts of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Eva Lee Lindsey of Zanesville, Ohio, and Janet Sue Vanhoose of Flatwoods; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 9, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Doug Crider, Kenny Pelphrey, and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.09 2008

      
BLANTON, Kendrick Blanton 1940-2008 Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Kendrick Blanton, 67, of Kenova, W.Va., who passed away Tuesday at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Blanton was born Aug. 16, 1940 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late James Kendrick and Mattie King Blanton. He was a concrete mason. Surviving are three sons, David and Steven Blanton, both of Kenova, and Kendrick Alan Blanton of Ocklawaha, Fla.; three brothers, Charles (Jackie) Jenkins, Jimmy (Sharon) Jenkins, and Frank (Terry) Jenkins; three sisters, Kathy (Mike) Howery, Carol Frazier, and Diane (Billy) Jolly; and two grandsons. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.25 2008

  
BRANHAM, Lester
1921-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lester Branham, 87, of West Van Lear, died Friday, July 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born March 5, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Charles Arthur Branham and Martha Hall Branham. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Louelle Ratliff Branham; four daughters, Scharolette Gay McKenzie of Meally, Patricia Ann Gambill of Thelma, Chlotene Ison of West Van Lear, and Donagene Gapuzan of Colorado; a sister, Willa Dean Brooks of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
BUTCHER, Ira
1921-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ira Butcher, 86, of Sitka, died Friday, July 25, at Kindred Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Melvin and Ida Butcher. Survivors include four brothers, Elmer Butcher, Grandville Butcher and Everett Butcher, all of Van Lear, and Bernard Butcher of Indiana; and two sisters, Maggie Moore and Virginia Triplett, both of Indiana. Funeral services were Saturday, July 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Bernard Butcher officiating. Burial was in Butcher Family Cemetery, Van Lear, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
BUTCHER, Mamie
1920-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mamie Butcher, 88, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 22 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Butcher was born April 4, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Melvin and Ida Bowling Butcher. She was a homemaker. Surviving are five brothers, Ira Butcher of Louisville, Ky.; Bernard Butcher of Indiana, and Elmer, Grandville, and Everett Butcher, all of Van Lear; and two sisters Maggie Moore and Virginia Triplett, both of Indiana. The service will be officiated by Bernard Butcher, with burial in the Butcher Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.25 2008

   
CASTLE, Billy James Jr.
1958-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Billy James Castle Jr., 50, of Thealka, died Monday, July 14, at Thealka. Born Feb. 20, 1958, at Marion, Ohio, he was the son of the late Billy James and Evelyn Kay (Wilson) Castle. He was a automotive parts salesman. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay (Hicks) Castle of Thealka; a daughter, Donna Jean Castle of Rock House; a son, Clinton James Castle of Thealka; a sister, Melany Rhodes of Tennessee; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Gregory Coleman officiating. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

   
CAVINS, Mary Louise (Ward)
1945-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Louise Ward Cavins, 62, of Paintsville, died Sunday, July 20, at her residence. Born Aug. 26, 1945, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Oma (Mollette) Ward. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Cavins; two daughters, Peggy Bailey of Paintsville and Naomi Roberts of Louisville; four sons, William David Sparks of Ohio, Thomas Charles Murray of Florida, and Danny Roberts and Richard Wallace Roberts, both of Paintsville; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, July 23, at Childers Funeral Home Chapel, Meally, with Bobby Cole and Herman Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Childers Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

  
CHILDERS, Glenna Levon H. (Hall)
1951-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Glenna Levon H. Childers, 57, of Banner, died Sunday, July 27, at her residence. Born July 17, 1951, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Angie Hunt Hall. She was a retired school teacher and principal in the Floyd County School System and a member of the Allen Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 30, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery, Allen, under direction of Hall Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
CONNELLEY, Bonnie (Wells)
1938-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bonnie Wells Connelley, 69, of Wittensville, died Friday, July 11, at Our Lady of Bellefonte, Ashland. Born Aug. 15, 1938, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late William L. "Bill" and Margery Wells. She worked at American Standard. Survivors include a daughter, Stacy Hammond of Raceland; a brother, Vernon Wells of Lowmansville; and a sister, Carolyn June Wells of Los Angeles, Calif. Graveside services were Monday, July 14, in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with James Kelly Caudill and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

  
CRISLIP, Dorothy (Burke)
1915-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dorothy Crislip, 92, of Sitka, died Monday, July 28, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 6, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Martha Burke. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Crislip. Survivors include a son, Melvin Crislip of Sitka; three daughters, Wanda Salyer of Flat Gap, Brenda Kesinger of Sitka, and Lillie Ratliff of Paintsville; a brother, Ray Vern Burke; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 31, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Jimmy McKenzie and Stanley Burchett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

    
CURTIS, Joy Nell
1938-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, 1 p.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush, Ky., for Joy Nell Curtis, 69, of Red Bush, who passed away Friday, July 25 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Curtis was born Nov. 17, 1938 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Walter and Ida McCarty Curtis. Surviving are five brothers, Billy, Robert, Hargus, Gene and Donald Curtis; three half-brothers, David, Jimmy and Rocky Curtis; one sister, Linda Rice; and one half-sister, Carrie. The service was officiated by Paul Keaton, with burial in the Curtis Family Cemetery at Patoker in Morgan County. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.30 2008

  
DEROSETT, Leota M. (Music)
1903-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Leota M. Derosett, 104, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, July 22 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Derosett was born Nov. 22, 1903 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Martin and Laura Hager Music. She was a homemaker. Surviving are one son, Henry Curtis Baldridge of Clinton Township, Mich.; one daughter, Mildred Music of East Point; one brother, William Hager Music of North Carolina; and four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Burial will be in the Music Family Cemetery at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.23 2008

  
ESTEP, Lundie
1909-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lundie Estep, 98, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, July 26, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born Nov. 1, 1909, at Fuget, he was a son of the late Elzie and Rachael Savannah Estep. He was a retired groundskeeper for the parks department of Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include his sister, Myrtle Burchett, of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, July 28, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
EVANS, Ella (Skeens)
1921-2008
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 26, 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Ella Skeens Evans, 86, of Paintsville who passed away Thursday, June 5 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Evans was born June 14, 1921 in Fayette County, W.Va., daughter of the late Grover and Mary Adkins Skeens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Evans. Surviving are three sons, Bernard Frye of Rittman, Ohio, Carl Evans of Logan, W.Va., and Ray Evans of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Barbara Jean Evans of Coventry, Conn. and Joan Piercey of Paintsville; one brother, Doss Skeens of Wayne, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Don Barnett. Graveside rites were Monday, July 28 at Highland Memory Gardens at Logan County, W.Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.30 2008

   
GRIM, Nelli Jane (Crislip)
1949-2008
Nellie Jane (Crislip) GRIM, age 58, of South Charleston, OH died July 6, 2008 in her home following a lengthy battle with cancer. Nellie departed this world surrounded by her loving family and went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Flatgap, KY on September 29, 1949, the daughter of the late Casside Jack and Emma Lucille (LeMaster) Crislip and graduated from Flatgap High School. Nellie worked a variety of jobs throughout her life until she was unable to continue working. Nellie regularly attended the SPRINGFIELD Enterprise Baptist Church where she was a loyal member of the church congregation and member of the Ladies Prayer Circle. Nellie was and will always be known as a faithful Christian with a pure heart full of God's grace. Nellie is survived by her husband of 41 years, Garry Dean GRIM, whom she married on June 16, 1967 in Flatgap, KY. Nellie is also survived by three children and their families; Johnathan GRIM of South Solon, OH, Jason and Sarah (Ruddell) GRIM of Canal Winchester, OH with children Dakota and Zachary and Leigh GRIM of WA, Phillip and Brandie (McKee) GRIM of SPRINGFIELD, OH with children Bryce and Shelby. Nellie also had several step-children; Jordan, Autumn-Marie and Hannah whom she spent time with. Nellie loved all of her grandchildren dearly and she made every effort to make sure they knew it. Nellie is also survived by one brother Russell (Joyce) LeMaster of Paintsville, KY and one sister Marlene (Harold) Salyers of Flatgap, KY. Nellie also had several nieces and nephews and life long friends whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by both parents. Friends and family may call from 2PM - 9PM on July 8, 2008 and one hour before the funeral services at SPRINGFIELD Enterprise Baptist Church at 3501 Urbana-Lisbon Road, South Charleston, OH. Funeral services will be held at 11AM July 9, 2008 with Pastor Jay Burchwell and Rev. Harold Salyer officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, OH. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES - KENNEY - ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME.

  
HENSLEY, Ray Eugene
1936-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ray Eugene Hensley, 72, of Paintsville, died Friday, July 11, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late David and Bonnie Belle Hensley. He was a factory worker and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Hensley Clark of Colo.; a son, Ray Hensley Jr.; two brothers, James Hensley of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Darrell "Buster" Hensley of Paintsville; six sisters, Norma Honeycutt and Sue Fitzwater, both of Paintsville, Emma Bright of Louisa, Evelene Curtis of Flat Gap, Margaret Hensley of Staffordsville, and Dovanda Hills of Tutor Key; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Ray Pennington officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

  
HITES, Richard T.
1930-2008
PIKE COUNTY — Richard T. Hites, 78, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, July 29. Born Feb. 11, 1930, in Ohio, he was son of the late Lewis and Agnes Graham Hites. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Hites. Survivors include a son, Timothy Hites of Pikeville; a brother, Elliot Hites of Nevada; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 31, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News


   
JARRELL, Connie Rose (Ward)
1953-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Connie Rose Ward Jarrell, 54, of Thelma, died Saturday, July 26. Born Aug. 29, 1953, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Mary Ward and the late Hobert Ward. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Scott Jarrell. Survivors include a brother, Randy Ward of Pikeville; and a sister, Judy Patrick of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Wes Stedtefeld and Larry Obryan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

  
JENNINGS, Marie (Blanton)
1917-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Chapel for Marie Jennings, 91, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, July 30 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Jennings was born July 13, 1917 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Jim and Zora Preston Blanton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jennings. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Jennings of Flat Gap, Ky., and Mike Jennings of Elida, Ohio; three daughters, Bernice Lyons of Springboro, Ohio, Bonita Fuller of Naples, Fla., and Judy Howard of Morehead, Ky.; one brother, Billy Ray Blanton of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Beulah Webster of Springfield, Ohio, and Zula Tune and Joann Brautigan, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Larry Blair and Chester Keathley, with burial to follow in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.01 2008

  
MANNS, Christina
1978-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Christina Manns, 30, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, July 8, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 8, 1978, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of Mary Rebecca Risner. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Heavenly Grace Manns; five infant children; and a sister, Melinda Maria Manns. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Louise Manns and Christina Melinda Mae Manns, both of Salyersville; four sons, Zachary Michael Manns, Erick Lee Manns, Jonathon Carl Von Manns and Ricky Lee James Manns, all of Salyersville; two sisters, Brandy Maria Manns and Jani Manns, both of Salyersville; and three brothers, Jimmy Lee Mans, Jr., Mack Maverick Manns and Jimmy Ray Manns, all of Salyersville. Funeral services were Sunday, July 13, at the Fritz Church of God, Salyersville, with Larry Patrick and Wayne Meade officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.16 2008

  
MCCALL, Bobbie A. (Ferrell)
1936-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bobbie A. McCall, 72, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, July 23, at her residence. Born May 28, 1936, at Lynch, she was a daughter of the late William France and Bertha Ferrell. She was a nurse. Survivors include three sons, David McCall and Frank McCall, both of Wittensville and John McCall of Georgia; two brothers, George France of Lexington and Jerry France of Paris; two sisters, Maxine Lewis of Four Mile and Billie Esposito of Lexington; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Circle Hill Cemetery, Pennsylvania, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MCCARTY, Martha (Puckett) (Combs)
1937-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Martha Puckett Combs McCarty, 71, of Salyersville died Wednesday, July 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1937, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Mae Puckett. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Combs, and a daughter, Sandy Combs Ramey. Survivors include her second husband, Donald McCarty; a daughter, Benetta Patrick of Huntington; two step-daughters, Donna Trent of Florida and Charlene Sarr of Ohio; a brother, Harvey Puckett of Salyersville; a sister, Peggy Howard of Salyersville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 27, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin Funeral Home. Big Sandy News

   
MCDANIELS, Martha (McKenzie)
1946-2008
Martha (nee McKenzie) McDaniels, 62, of Grove City, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. She was born March 28, 1946, in Paintsville, KY, daughter of the late Charles and Blanche Blanton McKenzie. In addition to her parents, Martha is preceded in death by a brother Willis McKenzie. She retired from Krogers after 33 years of service. Martha is survived by her husband, Cecil McDaniels; daughters, Tammy (Mark) Charles and Amy Dougherty; sons, Kerry, Brent (Janice) and Erik (Edith) McDaniels; grandchildren, Briana, McKenzie, Landon, Emily, Sarah, Josh, Jake, Brittany, Racheal, Ashley, Brian, Jennifer, Krystal and Mitchell; sisters, Pauline (Bill) Perkins, Phyllis (Bob) Shew, Betty Biggs and Francis (Dan) Listerman; brothers, Wilbur (Jeri), Lacy (Beulah), Charles T. (Francis) McKenzie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, July 7, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME S.W. CHAPEL, 3393 Broadway, Grove City. Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery.

  
MEADE, John 'Jiggin' John'
1956-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — John Meade, 52, of Hager Hill, died Friday, July 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born March 27, 1956, in Indiana, he was a son of the late Howard and Opal Meade. Survivors include his wife, Darlene McKenzie Meade; three sons, Christopher D. Meade and Jason Douglas Meade, both of Hager Hill, and Jonathan Lee Meade, of Paintsville; a daughter, Shasta L. McKenzie of Winchester; three bothers, Roger Meade, Darvin Meade and Billy Meade, all of Louisa; two sisters, Peggy Meade of Hager Hill and Donna Meade of Fort Gay, W.Va.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Homes Chapel with Darrin Rice officiating. Big Sandy News

  
MEADE, Lydia (Alexander)
1918-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lydia Virginia Meade, 90, of Paintsville, died Sunday, July 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 25, 1918, at Bybee, she was a daughter of the late James Logan and Martha E. Minter Alexander. She was a retired teacher from Paintsville High School. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wellington R. "Tom" Meade Jr. Private graveside services were Tuesday, July 15, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with burial following under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.16 2008

  
NEWE, Grant William
1965-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Grant William New, 43, of Paintsville, died Sunday, July 6, 1965, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 8, 1965, at Majestic, he was a son of Homer New of Pikeville, and the late Eunice Compton New. Additional survivors include a son, William Trevor New of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 9, at Phelps Funeral Services Chapel, with Odis Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Freeburn Cemetery, Barn Hollow, Freeburn, under direction of Phelps Funeral Services, Inc., Phelps. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.09 2008

  
PARK, Christopher Joseph
1966-2008
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 13, 2 p.m. at St. Martha Catholic Church in Prestonsburg, Ky., for Christopher Joseph Park, 41, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 7 in Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Park was born Dec. 12, 1966, son of Gloria McGrath Park of Salyersville, Ky., and the late Dr. Donald S. Park. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Suzanna Park. Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Donald Park of Paintsville, and Mike and Edward Park, both of Hager Hill; one sister, Melanie Park of Louisville, Ky.; two nephews, one niece; and one uncle and one cousin. The service will be officiated by Father Robert R. Damron, with burial following in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.11 2008


   
PATRICK, Ella
1930-2008
ILLINOIS — Ella M. Patrick, 77, of Westville, Ill., died Thursday, July 10, at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home. Born April 29, 1930, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Morton and Nancy Blair Griffith. She was a nurse at Clayburg Nursing Home in Cuba and Claratona Nursing Home in Lewiston, Ill. She also operated Bill and Ella's Sandwich Shop in Cuba. Survivors include her husband, William E. Patrick Sr. of Westville; a daughter, Dee Raye Arnold, of Bardolph, Ill.; five sons, Larry "Douglas" Patrick of Fairview, Ill., William E. Patrick Jr. of Heyworth, Ill., Franklin Thomas Patrick of Elizabeth, Iowa, Robert Eugene Patrick of Nashville, Tenn. and Charles Kenneth Patrick of Ga.; two sisters, Lillian Gullett of Paintsville and Alice Rice of Hager Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 14, at Robinson Chapel in Catlin, Ill. Burial was in Stearns Cemetery, Fithian, under direction of Robinson Chapel P.C. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.16 2008

   
PHELPS, Anthony "Tony"
1962-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Anthony "Tony" Phelps, 46, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, July 16, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 23, 1962, in Martin County, he was a son of Verlie Ratliff Dixon and the late Bill Phelps. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Dan Phelps, James Larry Phelps and Paul Gary Phelps. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Bowen Phelps of Staffordsville; a son, Eric Phelps of Inez; two daughters, Jessica Dye of Inez and Hannah Phelps of Staffordsville; four brothers, Doug Phelps and Ron Phelps, both of Ohio, Keith Phelps of Georgia and Lonnie Phelps of Tennessee; five sisters, Billie Jean Dingess of Florida, Pat Mills and Johnna Stiles, both of Inez, Sheliah Elkins of West Virginia and Sabrena Messer of Virginia; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, July 20, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Tim McCoy officiating. Burial was in Phelps Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

   
RATLIFF, Clyde
1931-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, July 18, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Clyde Ratliff, 77, who passed away Wednesday, July 16 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Ratliff was born June 28, 1931 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Frank and Virgie Blair Ratliff. He was retired from Paintsville Utilities. Surviving are his wife, Julia Howard Ratliff; one son, Eric (Teddie) Ratliff of Staffordsville, Ky.; three daughters, Kathy (Jack) Kincheloe of Paintsville, Ky., Derica (Bill Jack) Dyer of Hager Hill, Ky., and Mary (Eric) Charles of Hurricane, W.Va.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by D.D. Pelphrey and Williard “Red” Vanhoose with entombment in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.18 2008

    
RATLIFF, Gracie Lee (Blair)
1928-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gracie Lee Blair Ratliff, 79, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, July 15, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Born Aug. 30, 1928, in Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Darius and Norma Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steve Ricky Ratliff. Survivors include her husband, E.T.T. Ratliff Jr.; two daughters, Wanda Charles of Melbourne, Fla. and Norma Jean Slash of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Darius Blair Jr. of Volga; a sister, Opal Conley of Cynthiana; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, July 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Donald Ray Caudil officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

   
SALYER, Billie Alene
1930-2008
SALYER, Billie Alene of Dayton, Ohio, born March 2, 1930 in Johnson County, Kentucky to Hobart and Alta Salyer was called home on Friday, July 25. Billie is proceeded in death by her parents, Hobart and Alta, one sister, Okie Edwards and one brother Herman Salyer. She is survived by three sisters, Neva (Den) Watson, St. Petersburg, Florida, Jean (Edward) Pennington, and Betty (Doyle) Roberts, Dayton, Ohio; brother, Willis (Judy) Salyer. Also one dear friend and neighbor, Mrs. Rose Berryman. A special thanks from the family to Judy Salyer and the staff at Salyer Adult Group Home in Hillsboro, Ohio for the love and excellent care they provided Billie while she was there. Family will receive friends from 3PM-5PM on Sunday, July 27 at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Kettering. Funeral service will be Monday, July 28 at 11:00AM. Dayton Ohio 7/27/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
SALYER, Ray
2008
RICHMOND - Ray Salyer, a native of Johnson County and a resident of Richmond since 1954, passed away Mon, July 28, 2008, at the age of 92. He was the son of the late Isom and Tera Hatfield Salyer. Mr. Salyer attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1937. He was a High School Principal in Johnson and Lee Counties until 1946, when he became owner and operator of the Buick and Chevrolet dealership in Jackson, KY. He purchased the Chevrolet dealership in Richmond in 1954, and subsequently co-owned the Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership. He has served the automobile industry as a dealer, investor and operator for more than 50 years, and was honored for his distinguished service to the automobile industry. Mr. Salyer was very active in the Richmond community. He was director and president of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and was recipient of the Community Service Award. He was also a past member of the Richmond Rotary Club for a number of years. He was a member of the Richmond Industrial Foundation and served two terms as a Trustee of Central Baptist Hospital. He was also a Director of the State Bank (formally Bank One and now Chase Bank) for over 40 years, and served as bank President for one term and Chairman of the Board for a term. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and served as a Life Deacon. Mr. Salyer has shown a lifelong commitment to education. He was a member of the University of Kentucky Fellows Society. Together with his wife, Gaye Salyer, he established an endowment at the University Of Kentucky School Of Medicine for needy students. Mr. Salyer is survived by two children: Dr. Virginia Roberts and husband Thomas Roberts, and Dr. William Salyer. He has four grandchildren: Scarlett Bumgarner, Dr. Jennifer Nicolini, Lara Salyer and Kathryn Salyer and three great-grandchildren, Sarah Bumgarner, Isabella Nicolini, and Emma Nicolini. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Ernie Salyer and James L. Salyer and one sister, Pauline Stapleton. His nieces and nephews are: Danny and Jack Williams, George, David, Ernie, James and Laura Salyer, Theresa S. Petot and Dana S. Leland, Jon and Dan W. Junkin, and Daisy W. J. Sterling. Pallbearers will be Raymond Anderson, R. Gregg Hart, Ralph Spillman, Scott Althauser, Barry Powell, Charles Brown, Earl Combs, III, Clark Pergrem, Reagan Taylor, Dale Burns, J.T. Sowder, and John Hurt. Services will be held Fri, Aug 1, 2008, 2pm at First Baptist Church in Richmond, with Pastors Bill Fort and Bob Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be Thu, July 31, 2008 after 6pm, at the First Baptist Church in Richmond. Honorary pallbearers are the Past and Present Deacons of the First Baptist Church and former State Bank Directors: Raymond Anderson, George Ridings, Jr., Tom Snyder, Don Edwards, Roy Kidd, and Gilbert Miller. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Lexington Kentucky 7/30/2008 

  
SMITH, Ila G.
1934-2008
Mrs. Ila G. Was born on May 7, 1934 and departed this life on July 18, 2008. She had been a resident of Johnson County, Ky., for the last 13 years coming from Moraine, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late John B. Smith and the late Helen Ila Smith (Wilson). She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert G. Smith, and her brother, John B. Smith, Jr. She leaves surviving the following relatives: one son: Garry L. Smith and wife Robin of Oregonia, Ohio; one daughter, Karen Nelson of Kentucky; three grandchildren: Garry L. Smith, Chrystal Nelson, and Aaron Nelson; two great-grandchildren: Travis B. Smith and Wyatt D. Smith. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Hurricane Cemetery in Hyden, Ky., under the direction of the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home staff. Dayton Ohio 7/20/2008 

  
SPRADLIN, William "Ruben"
1931-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — William "Ruben" Spradlin, 76, of Leander, died Saturday, July 5, at St. Joseph East, Lexington. Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Manford and Sarah Jane Blair Spradlin. He was a railroad foreman. He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Jay Spradlin; a brother, Frank Spradlin; and two sisters, Ali and Alifare. Survivors include seven sons, William Spradlin, Donald Spradlin, Frank Spradlin, Michael Spradlin, all of Louisa, Ronald Spadlin of Thealka, Clarence Ray Mosley of West Virginia, and Robert Burchett of Flat Gap; two daughters, Connie Conley and Teresa Diamond, both of Louisa; two step-daughters, Beth Spencer of Leander and Christy Whittaker of Arkansas; a sister, Della Jean Rapp of Ohio; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 8, at Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Donald Lemaster and Joe Scott officiating. Burial was in Spradlin Family Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.09 2008


TACKETT, Anna June (Ward)
1941-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Anna June Ward Tackett, 67, of Richmond, Ky., who passed away Monday, July 7 at U.K. Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Tackett was born Jan. 21, 1941 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Benny and Lou Ellen Reed Ward. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Fred Tackett of Richmond; one son, Robert (Heather) Tackett of Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Kathy (Terry) Adams of Staffordsville, Ky., and Shonda Tackett of Richmond; one sister, Betty Gartin of Paintsville, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Craig Carr, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jul.11 2008

   
TITLOW, Amma (Robinson)
1913-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Amma Titlow, 95, of West Van Lear, died Sunday, July 13, at West Van Lear. Born March 17, 1913, in Floyd County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Minta Goble Robinson. She was a nurse. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William L. Titlow, in 1967.  Survivors include three sons, Billy Titlow of New Carlisle, Ohio, Mickey Titlow of Paintsville and Richard Titlow of West Van Lear; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Graveside services were Wednesday, July 16, at Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.23 2008

  
VANCE, Willis Jr.
1949-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Willis Vance, Jr., 58, of Van Lear, died Thursday, July 10, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Sept. 14, 1949, at Holden, W.Va., he was a son of Gloria Jean Holstein Vance of Paintsville and the late Willis Vance, Sr. He was a coal miner, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Director of My Lord Has The Answer Ministry at WZAQ in Louisa and U.M.W.A. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Sue Robertson Vance of Van Lear; two daughters, Jennifer Harris of Flat Gap and Tracy White of Richmond; a son, Brian Vance of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Kay Browning of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 13, at Smith Chapel Church, Louisa, with Revs. Noah Robertson and Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jul.16 2008

  
WARD, Alfred R. ‘Al’
1932-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, 3 p.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home Service in Wabash, Ind., for Alfred ‘Al’ Ward, 75, of Andrews, Ind., who passed away Saturday, July 26 at his residence. Mr. Ward was born Aug. 29, 1932 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Russell “Ricky” and Clara B. Branham Ward. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Wabash, and he owned Al’s Tree Service. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Robert Ward and Michael Price. Surviving are his wife, Patty A. Ward of Andrews; one son, Paul R. (Claudia) Ward of Markle, Ind.; one daughter, Tamala L. (Kenneth) Slagel of Andrews; three sisters, Barbara S. Williamson and Julie (Jack) Ward, both of Meally, Ky, and Judy (Ken) Holbrook of Paintsville; two brothers, Howard (Nancy) Ward of Arcadia, Fla., and Jimmy (Christine) Price of Boons Camp, Ky.; and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Boone, with burial following in the Riverside Cemetery at Andrews. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.30 2008

   
WASSON, James
1957-2008
MICHIGAN — James Earl Wasson, 50, of Dearborn, Mich., died Thursday, July 3, in Michigan. Born Dec. 1, 1957, at Dearborn, he was the son of the late Charles and Beatrice Lewis Wasson. He was a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Wasson; and a brother, Patrick Wasson. Survivors include his wife, Diane Barnes Wasson of Dearborn; three daughters, Jamie Lefko of Dearborn, Janie Tackett of Paintsville, and Jennifer Quinlan of Taylor, Mich.; two sons, Michael Lefko of South Gate, Mich. and Andrew Lefko of New Boston, Mich.; a brother, Michael Wasson of Wayne, Mich.; a sister, Charlene Miro of Hillsdale, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Neil Burchett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jul. 2008

   
WEBB, Wilford L.
1938-2008
Wilford L. Webb, 69, of Hillsboro, died Saturday July 26, 2008 at Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairborn. He was born Dec., 16, 1938 in Paintsville, Ky., the son of the late Earnest and Lotis Brooks Webb. He had worked for the Price Brothers Company in Dayton. He is survived by a son, Kevin and his wife Dawn Webb of Fairborn; daughter Kimberly and her husband Terry Stephens of Ft. Collins, Colo.; two grandsons, Ben Chapman and Kyle Webb; brother Elliott Webb of Enon; and two sisters Lora Mae Salmons of Xenia and Naomi Hill of Fairborn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Earnest Webb, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Ken Day will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

   
WILLIAMS, James Ora
1951-2008
James Ora Williams, 57, of Piqua, passed away this past weekend at his residence. He was born May 23, 1951, to the late Arb and Maxie (Ferguson) Williams in Paintsville, Ky. He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ann Lee Reynolds of Grove City; a son and daughter-in-law, Roy M. and Mary Williams of Columbus; step brother, Kenneth Hamilton of Paintsville, Ky.; step sister, Janice Skaggs of Paintsville, Ky.; a half sister, Zelda Richardson of Austin, Texas; two half-brothers, Jack Hamilton of Piqua and Bobby Williams of Ashland, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Dustin Michael Powell and Joseph Randall Powell, both of Delaware. He was preceded in death by a sister, a half-sister and a son. Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Published: 7/9/2008




AUGUST - 2008
    
  
ARMS, Thomas B.
1921-2008
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home of Urbana, Ohio, for Thomas B. Arms, 87, of Urbana, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 3 at his residence. Mr. Arms was born March 23, 1921 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Oliver and Minnie B. Robinson Arms. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Whittaker Free Will Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Paintsville. He was also preceded in death by one son, Frank, and grandsons, John Walter Arms and Raymond Brown. Surviving are his wife, Mable (LeMaster) Arms of Urbana; two sons, Arthur and Jerry (Jacqueline) Arms, both of Urbana; two daughters, Margaret A. (Art) Brown of Xenia, Ohio, and Lorraine (Tom) Reid of Urbana; daughter-in-law, Edith Arms of Urbana; 12 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren, and six great- great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Roger Childers, with burial following in the Oak Dale Cemetery at Urbana. Arrangements under the direction of the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home of Urbana. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.06 2008

      
BAYES, Neva Lee (Blanton)
1926-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Neva Lee Bayes, 81, of Flat Gap, formerly of Oil Springs, died Monday, Aug. 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Flossie Reed Blanton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Bayes; and a daughter, Leatha Hackworth. Survivors include a son, Jim Bayes of East Point; three daughters, Martha Jo Dunn and Norma Music, both of Hager Hill, and Paula Howard of Flat Gap; a brother, Bert Blanton; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 21, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Charles Blanton, Jr., John Estep, Gail Music and Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

   
BURCHETT, Virgie (Patton)
1911-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Virgie Patton Burchett, 96, of McDowell, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 15, 1911, at Patton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson "A.J." and Elizabeth Reynolds Patton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leander "Jack" Burchett; three brothers, Pete Patton, Frank Patton and Charlie Patton; and four sisters, Sarah Margaret Slone, Ida Mae Patton, Martha Mosley, and Mary Bentley. Survivors include two sons, Herbert Bentley of McDowell and Jack Bentley of Willougby, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia Terry of Onieda, N.Y.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church, Minnie, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in Lucy Hall Cemetery, McDowell, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

  
BURKETT, Gertrude (VanHoose)
1920-2008
Gertrude Burkett, 87, of Carlisle, passed away Monday, August 18, 2008, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on October 8, 1920 to parents Ed and Elsie (Music) VanHoose. Gertrude was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Auxier, Kentucky, of which her husband was the pastor until his death. She moved from Kentucky to Carlisle, Ohio in 1992. She was a homemaker and truly loved by all her children and grandchildren and will be sadly missed. Mrs. Burkett leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Jerry (Ruth) Burkett, Bill (Peggy) Burkett, and David (Donna) Burkett; her special grandchildren, Shawna (Terry) Nisbet, Kim (Dwayne) Howard, Billy (Tabitha) Burkett, Robin (John) Partin, Todd (Debbie) Burkett, and David Burkett; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Dottie) VanHoose; four sisters, Ruth Cecil, Mary (Vern) Smith, Vertie (Dencil) Owsley, and Lucille (Jerry) Barker; numerous nieces & nephews; and a host of other family & friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Douglas Burkett in 1992; her parents; brothers, Traber VanHoose, James Willard VanHoose, and Randall VanHoose; and sisters, Virginia Sizemore and Hazel Cooper. Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 22, 2008 at 11:00 am at WILSON-SCHRAMM-SPAULDING FUNERAL HOME, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Reverend Bobby Joe Spencer and Reverend Dencil Owsley officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Middletown, 1131 Manchester Ave., Middletown, OH 45042. Published in Middletown Ohio  8/20/2008 

  
CANTRELL, Eudell
1935-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Eudell Cantrell, 73, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Aug. 22, at his residence. Born Feb. 5, 1935, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Olva and Flora Curtis Cantrell. He was a retired truck driver. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Gay Cantrell; a brother; and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hill Cantrell of Flat Gap; a son, Billy D. Cantrell of Flat Gap; a daughter, Betty J. Cantrell of Flat Gap; a brother, Ernie Cantrell of Flat Gap; a sister, Nola Rowland of Flat Gap; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 24, at Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Eulas Adams, Allen Fannin, Rick Curtis and Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.04 2008

    
CANTRELL, Proctor
1945-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Proctor Cantrell, 63, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, Aug. 16, at his residence. Born May 20, 1945, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late James and Sarah Fyffe Cantrell. He was a carpentry laborer. Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Staniford of Staffordsville; a sister, Ruby Lemaster of New Carlisle, Ohio; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Dean Meade and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

  
CHRISTIAN, Roger Lee
1963-2008
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Roger Lee Christian, ,45 of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Friday, Aug. 1 at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Christian was the son of the late Scott L. and Eleanor Sinett Christian. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Christian Dalton, and a brother, Troy L. Christian. Surviving are his son, Derek Lee Christian of Van Lear; his former wife, Lisa Jennings Christian of Van Lear; one sister, Brenda Johnson of Lexington, Ky.; four nieces, one nephew; and one great-niece and nephew. Courtesy of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.20 2008

    
CLARK, Sarah Clotine (Spears)
1927-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sarah Clotine Spears Clark, 81, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 3, 1927, in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late James Banner and Edna H. Hill Spears. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Clark, in 2001. Survivors include three sons, Paul Douglas Clark, David A. Clark, and John Roger Clark, all of Flat Gap; three daughters, Judy Ann Ratliff of Red Bush and Geraldine Wright and Rita Hitchcox, both of Flat Gap; a brother, Ricky Allen Spears of Oakwood, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church, Blaine, with David H. Wolfenbarger, Keith Wells, Robert L. Murray and Donald Ray Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Clark Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

   
COLE, Roger Dwayne
1961-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Roger Dwayne Cole, 46, of Salyersville, died Monday, Aug. 4, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 10, 1961, at Paintsville, he was a son of E.J. and Willie Fletcher Cole. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Cole. Survivors include a sister, Barbara Cole of Denver; and five brothers, Douglas Cole, Jeffery Cole, Anthony Cole, Matthew Cole and Michael Cole, all of Salyersville. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 7, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Herman Baldridge and Lonnie Cole officiating. Burial was in Cole Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.13 2008

 
CRACE, Geneva (Howard)
1919-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Geneva Howard Crace, 88, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 8, 1919, in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Farmer and Maye Borders Howard. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Genova Tackett and Genette Howard. Survivors include her husband, Elmer Crace of Salyersville; three daughters, Phyliss Brannon of Grand Rapids, Mich., Carolyn Williams of Chelsea, Mich., and Pattie Mullins of Dayton, Ohio; six brothers, George Howard of West Liberty, Bob Howard of Owensborough, Joe Howard of Falcon, Bud Howard of Dayton, Billie Jean Howard of Salyersville, and Jay Howard of Oil Springs; two sisters, Geraldine Little of Norfolk, Va., and Mary Sue Slone of Dayton; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 30, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, with Joe Carroll and Carl Howard officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.04 2008

    
DAVIS, Hester (Jenkins)
1918-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Hester Davis, 90, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Oil Springs. Born March 4, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Rosa Cook Jenkins. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Davis. Survivors include two sons, Danny Davis of Oil Springs and Donnie Davis of Princeton; a sister, Esta Mahan of Staffordsville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 16, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Kenny Pelphrey and Mitchell Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug.2008

   
ESTEPP, Edith (Baker)
1924-2008
Mrs. Edith Estepp, age 84 of Dayton, died Sunday morning, August 31, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton following a lengthy illness. Edith was born February 18, 1924 in Boone Camp Kentucky to the late Sam and Dora (Grim) Baker. She is preceded in death by her dear husband George in 1996. Mrs. Estepp was a member of the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church of Neppi, Kentucky. A celebration of Edith's life will be held 12:00 Noon, Thursday at the ROGERS' FUNERAL HOME, TROTWOOD with Pastor Jeff Hilton presiding. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to the service. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in memory of Edith. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.RogersFuneralHomes.com "I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared". Exodus 23:20. Published in  Dayton Ohio 9/2/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
FAIRCHILD, Gary
1940-2008
WHITLEY COUNTY — Gary Fairchild, 68, of Corbin, formerly of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 21, at Lexington. Born March 15, 1940, he was a son of the late Hubert and Vicie Estep Fairchild. He was a secondary education teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Fister of Lexington; four brothers, Bobby Fairchild of Round Rock, Texas, Paul Fairchild of Canal-Winchester, Ohio, and Sherren Fairchild and Hubert Fairchild, both of Oil Springs; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy NEws Sep 2008

   
FANNIN, Theodore Joseph
1927-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Theodore Joseph "Jody" Fannin, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 17, 1927, at Fayette County, W.Va., he was a son of the late Glen Roscoe and Mable Spurlock Fannin. He was retired from John Gray Pontiac, a member of the Zebulon Masonic Lodge #273 F&AM and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marguerite White Fannin, in 1998; and a brother, Tom Fannin. Survivors include two sons, John Gray and Huey Gray, both of Lexington; a daughter, Elizabeth Chaffin of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Billy R. Fannin of Utah and Jack Fannin of Melbourne, Fla.; a sister, Naomi Steffey of Findlay, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 21, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.27 2008

   
GEORGE, Clyde Eugene
1921-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Clyde Eugene George, 87, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 28, at his residence. Born Feb. 12, 1921, at Prestonsburg, he was a son of the late Malcomb T. and Virginia Conley George. He was a retired engineer with Bell South Systems, a member of the First Christian Church of Prestonsburg, and a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Walker; and four brothers.  Survivors include his wife, Lois Adams George of Prestonsburg; a son, Ted George of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 31, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with James Sherman and Jim Adams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.04 2008

   
HILL, Norma (Burchett)
1928-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Norma Hill, 79, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at Huntington, W.Va. Born Dec. 16, 1928, at Woods, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Ellen Woods Burchett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Byrd Hill, in 2006.  Survivors include two sons, B. Joe Hill of Hager Hill and George Hill of London; a daughter, Faye Ellen LaMartina of Daltons, Fla.; two brothers, Dewey Burchett of Michigan and Darvin Burchett of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Cova McComis of Ohio and Ilene Helms of Florida; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 16, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Thad Eubank and Aaron Keaton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Stafforesville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

     
HOLBROOK, Gary
1962-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gary Ray Holbrook, 46, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 7, 1962, in Johnson County, he was a son of Imogene Ward Vitom of Lowmansville and the late Raymond Holbrook. Additional survivors include his wife, Linda Holbrook of Wittensville; a son, Gary Shawn Holbrook of Richmond; three step-sons, Bryan Castle of West Van Lear, and Roger Castle and Jason Castle, both of Paintsville; a brother, Michael Anthony Young of Lowmansville; and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

   
HYDEN, Charles R.
1944-2008
Charles R. Hyden, 63, of rural Wabash, died 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Van Lear, Johnson County, Ky., to Taylor and Martha (Hatfield) Hyden. He married Emma Mary Bowling in Wabash on Dec. 14, 1963; she died April 20, 2005. He retired from Wabash Alloys after 27 years where he had been a furnace operator. He is survived by his son, Charles R. (Karen) Hyden Jr. of Wabash; two daughters, Connie F. Johnson of Huntington, and Mary E.(Kelly) Campbell, of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Todd Allen Hyden, Charles R. Hyden III, Tyler A. Hyden, Samuel S. Hyden, and Sabra L. Johnson all of Wabash, and Larry A. Johnson and Christina E. Johnson both of Huntington; a great-granddaughter, Dazy Emma Hyden of Wabash; two sisters, Doris Patrick of Tipp City, Ohio, and Dora (Johnny) Porter of Wellington, Ky.; and four brothers, William (Kay) Hyden of Wabash, Harold (Billie) Hyden of Tennessee, Orville Hyden of Cincinnati, and James Hyden of Silver Lake. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Allene Jewell Giruricich, Minnie Wilcox, and Olamae Collins. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, August 28 at the funeral home. Wabash Indiana Thursday August 28, 2008 Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
ISON, Elnora (Trimble)
1921-2008
Elnora Ison, 86, passed away at Golden Living Nursing Home in Frankfort, KY on Aug 9, 2008. A native of West Van Lear, KY, she was born Nov 15, 1921 to the late J.V. and Mayme Trimble. Elnora was an active member of Midway Baptist Church. She lived her life through the faith of the Lord. Elnora was actively involved in her church through Bible Study and her Sunday School Classes. She was also very involved in the Women's Club of Midway and the local and state WMU. She enjoyed cooking and baking and loved spending time with her family and friends. Elnora was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Rev. Byrd Ison, her brother, James Trimble and her sister, Anna Jean Cunningham. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia Endicott and her husband Malcolm, of Midway, KY; Melanie Shoultz and her husband Joe, of Newburgh, IN; and Elizabeth Wilkerson and her husband Gary, of Signal Mt., TN; grandchildren, Jennifer and Scott Ferguson of Evansville, IN, Sean and Erin Endicott of Midway, KY, Beau and Leah Endicott of Midway, KY, Cara Endicott of Lexington, KY, Ashley Hillock of Cincinnati, OH, Laura Beth and B.J. Wilkerson of Signal Mt., TN; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Paige Ferguson, Will Endicott and Langston Endicott. Funeral services will be held at 10am Mon, August 11th at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Allen officiating. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery. Friends may visit from 3-6pm Sun at Clark Funeral Home in Versailles, KY. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 and Midway Baptist Church, 121 S. Winter Street, Midway, KY 40347. Published in the Lexington Ky. 8/10/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
JENKINS, Kenneth E. Sr.
1948-2008
Kenneth E. Jenkins, Sr., age 60 of Carmel, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday evening, August 3, 2008, at his residence. Funeral services for Kenneth will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2008, at the Cynthiana Church of Christ in Christian Union.  Homer Swearingen will officiate, assisted by Terry Lawson.  Burial with military honors presented by the Highland County Honor Guard will follow at the Carmel Church of Christ Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. He was born February 16, 1948 in Paintsville, Kentucky, a son of Columbus "Lum" Jenkins and Ethel "Nora" (King) Jenkins.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Cynthiana Church of Christ in Christian Union, where he had been a First Elder and Sunday School Superintendent.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator. On February 25, 1966 he married Rose Mary (Pierson) Jenkins, who survives.  He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Ethel "Nora" and Ollie Jenkins of Cynthiana; four children, Kenneth E. Jr. and his wife Tanya Jenkins of Powell, Jeff and his wife Lisa Jenkins of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Tim Jenkins of Dublin, Joni and her husband Derek Lewis of Cincinnati; three sisters, Dixie (Charles) Thompson of Waverly, Bonnie (Kenny) Trimble of Chillicothe, Myrtle Jenkins of Chillicothe; one brother Donnie (Anna) Jenkins of Cynthiana; three grandchildren, Joshua Jenkins, Kathryn Jenkins, Emily Jenkins; and a granddaughter-to-be.  Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his father, Columbus "Lum" Jenkins. Chillicothe Ross Co. Ohio

    
KIMBLER, Virgie (Ratliff)
1920-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Virgie Ratliff Kimbler, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Bud and Katie Dale Ratliff. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Kimbler, in 1969. Survivors include a daughter, Diana Pennington of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Raymond Elwood Pennington and Lester Pennington officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.04 2008

   
LITTLE, Julius Ceasar
1943-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Julius Ceasar "Hopper" Little, 65, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, at his residence. Born March 10, 1943, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Marvin and Hulda Ratliff Little. He was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Cleo Prater and Gloria Jean Sullivan. Survivors include a son, Mark Little of Staffordsville; a daughter, Catherine Little Ramey of Flat Gap; two brothers, Marvin Little, Jr. and Conrad Little, both of Paris; a sister, Joan McCartey of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 15, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, with Paul Dean Meade and Fred Dale officiating. Burial was in Little Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug.2008

  
LITTLE, Mark Edward
1970-2008
A private family service was held for Mark Edward Little, 37, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Aug. 17 at Flat Gap, Ky. Mr. Little was born Dec. 27, 1970 in Paris, Ky., son of Ella Jean Crowley of League City, Texas, and the late Julius Ceasar “Hopper” Little. He was a machinist. Surviving are his daughter, Emalee Little; and one sister, Catherine Little Ramey of Flat Gap. Announcement courtesy of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.27 2008

   
MANOCK, Jerry Gale
1968-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jerry Gale Manock, 39, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 17, at East Point. Born Dec. 25, 1968, he was a son of Nora Johnston Lambert of Wisconsin, and the late Ralph Manock. He was an auto detailer. Additional survivors include a brother, Brian Manock of Gleason, Wis.; a half- brother, Douglas Teal of Merrill, Wis.; and two sisters, Toni Chacon of Rothschild, Wis. and Joy Berry of Appleton, Wis. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

  
MEADE, George
1941-2008
MISSISSIPPI — George Meade, 67, of Magnolia, Miss., formerly of Whitehouse, died Thursday, Aug. 7, in Mississippi. Born Jan. 4, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was a son of the late Willie and Anna Gordon Meade. Survivors include two sons, George Meade Jr. and John Willie Meade, both of Whitehouse; five brothers, Thomas Meade of Van Lear, Davis Meade of Magnolia, Miss.; Willie Meade of Whitehouse, Rick Meade of Chestnut, and Jim Meade of La Camp, La.; three sisters, Sarah Catherine Williamson of Whitehouse, Bobbie Vanhoose of Chestnut, and Linda Wiley of Williamsport; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 10, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.13 2008

   
MEADE, Tillie (Castle)
1919-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Tillie Meade, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 16, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 23, 1919, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Lum and Carrie VanHoose Castle. She was a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roby Meade, in 1958. Survivors include three daughters, Dina Handshoe and Brenda Fairchild, both of Paintsville, and Connie Stalker of Meally; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with J.K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008

   
MUSIC, Rexford
1939-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rexford Music, 69, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 30, 1939, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Dorothy Wells Music. He was a federal mine inspector and former district manager of MSHA. Survivors include three sons, Rex M. Music and Frank Music, both of Paintsville, and Chris Music of Oxford, Ga.; two daughters, Stephanie Clevenger of Staffordsville and Rhonda McQuaid of Paintsville; three brothers, Dexter Music of Hager Hill and James Music and Joe Music, both of Van Lear; a sister, Vivian Spencer of Winchester; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug.16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert Coppings officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug.2008

  
RATLIFF, Brian Scotty
1978-2008
Brian Scotty Ratliff, age 30, of Volga, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. He was born March 29, 1978 in Pike County, Ky., to Nina Hitchcock Ratliff of Volga and John Scotty Ratliff of Van Lear, Ky. He was employed as a truck driver by Bizzack Construction Company of Hazard, Ky. Brian is survived by his parents; his sister, Nicki Nicole Pridemore of Volga; his spouse, Michelle Gamble Ratliff of Volga; two children, Mahallie Danielle Ratliff, age 10, and Dalton Quillian O’Brian Ratliff, age 8, both of Volga; his grandparents, Mildred Hitchcock and Sardis Hitchcock of Volga, and Blake and Bonnie Ratliff of Van Lear. Brian will be remembered as a loyal son, a loving father and spouse, and a good friend to everyone he met. Brian was a fellow who loved life. He was a person who could bring a smile to anyone’s face. He loved drag racing and riding his motorcycle with his spouse Shell. Brian will be sadly missed by his family and his friends. Family visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Friends may visit anytime after 4 p.m. on Friday and anytime on Saturday. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial at the Hitchcock-Ratliff family cemetery at Stone Coal. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.22 2008

   
REED, Sammie Reed Jr.
1953-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ for Sammie Reed Jr., 55, of East Point, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Aug. 3 at his residence. Mr. Reed was born May 24, 1953 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Nellie Porter Reed and the late Sammie Reed. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Rosemary Reed. Surviving are one son, Sammie (Debbie) Reed III of Thealka, Ky.; one sister, Evelyn Reed of East Point; and one granddaughter, Rachel Don Reed. The service will be officiated by Josh Akers, with burial in the family cemetery at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.06 2008

   
ROMAN, Robert Lamar
1949-2008
Private memorial services were held for Robert Lamar Roman, 58, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Aug. 21. Mr. Roman was born Sept. 6, 1949 in Jacksonville, Fla., son of the late Robert Marion and Essie M. Durrance Roman. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Janie C. Blair Roman of Paintsville; one daughter, Julie (John) Childers of Williamsport, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep 17 2008

   
SADLER, Eva Lee (Castle)
1924-20087
Eva Lee (Castle) 83 of Springfield, formerly of Catawba passed away Monday, August 25, 2008 in Community Hospital Springfield. She was born September 27, 1924 in Offict, KY the daughter of the late John & Vinna (Music) Castle. Eva liked to sew, crochet and complete hobbies. She is survived by her sons, Jack and John Sadler both of Catawba; her daughters, Charlotte (Jack) Remley and Suzie (Dick) Bennington both of South Vienna; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren & 4 great great grandchildren, her brother, James Castle of Fredericksburg, VA, as well as numerous nieces & nephews of several generations. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, James, 2 brothers, 6 sisters and the father of her children, Eskell "Pete" Sadler. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2008 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME Mechanicsburg, OH. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2008 in the funeral home with Pastor Cindee Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in McConkey Cemetery Catawba. Published in Springfield Ohio 8/27/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SNIDER, Nancy (Rucker)
1940-2008
Nancy E. Snider Age 68, of Dayton, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born May 30, 1940 in Van Lear, KY, the daughter of the late Wayne and Agnes Rucker. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Vickie King of Dayton; three sisters, Ruth Ann (Robert) Wilson of Florida, Sarah Roberts of Florida, and Helen (Ron) Burden of Otway, OH; two brothers, Wayne Rucker of Kentucky and Paul Rucker of Dayton; step grandchildren, Brandi Burkhart, Brad Williams, and Daniel Williams; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel with visitation 1 hour prior to time of service. Pastor Chris Musgrave officiating. Published in Dayton Ohio on 8/17/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
TRIMBLE, Paul Wade
1920-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY Paul Wade Trimble, 80, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Aug. 7, at Hospice Care Center, Lexington. Born June 30, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Bruce C. and Norsie Reed Trimble. He was an educator with Paintsville City Schools, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a U.S. Korean Army veteran, a lifelong member of the Kentucky Education Association, the National Education Association, member of the Board of Control of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, member of the Kentucky Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and School. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee Haines Trimble. Survivors include two sisters, Georgene McKenzie and Lorene Carney of Staffordsville; two brothers, Davis Reed Trimble of Staffordsville and John Mark Trimble of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Barnett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501. Big Sandy News Wednesday Aug.13 2008

  
WARNOCk, Claude
1947-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Claude Michael Warnock, 60, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Dec. 30, 1947, at Hamilton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Chester Davis Warnock and Anna Blanton Warnock Gray. He was the owner of an automobile dealership, and was a U.S. Vietnam Marine Corp veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kaye Warnock of Oil Springs; a son, Tracy Warnock of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Ruby Burnside of Trenton, Ohio; four brothers, Adam Gray of McClenny, Fla., Randy Gray of Hamilton, Wendell Gray of Harveysburg, Ohio, and Dave Warnock of Maysville; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 16, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Charles Blanton Jr. and Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.22 2008


WELLS, Robert Thomas
1924-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Thomas Wells, 84, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Friday, Aug. 1 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Wells was born March 9, 1924 in Betsy Layne, Ky., son of the late Elliot and Sally Huff Wells. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evalene Jackson Wells. He was a WWII Navy veteran. Surviving are four sons, Charles, Ronald, Robert Jr., and William Wells, all of Staffordsville; two daughters, Sharon Dutton of Staffordsville, and Judy Ratliff of Ashcamp, Ky.; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by the Rev. Doug Crider, with burial in the Jackson Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Aug.22 2008




  
 
SEPTEMBER - 2008

   
 
 
AUSTIN, Clara (Mollette)
1920-2008
Clara Austin, 97, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Sept. 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Nov. 5, 1920, at Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Minnie Boyd Mollette. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Obie Austin; and a son, Jack Austin. Survivors include a daughter, Frankie Cantrell of Van Lear; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel with B. Joe Hill and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct 2008

  
BARNES, Mollie E. (Gullett)
1924-2008
Mollie E. Barnes, 84, of Middletown, died on September 22, 2008, at Vitas Hospice in Dayton. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on April 13, 1924 to parents Mack and Arizona (Conley) Gullett. Mrs. Barnes was a cook at Liberty and Lakota Schools and also at Aeronca. She was a member of Monroe Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons: Jed (Sylvia) Combs of Trenton, Haskell (Barbara) Combs of Morristown, FL and Bronlee (Joanne) Combs of Flowery Branch, GA; 8 grandchildren and multiple great grandchildren. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Woodrow Combs, her daughter, Deborah K. Blankenship, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Wilson- Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home with Reverend Eric Brazleton officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 25, 2008 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at North Monroe Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Miltonville Baptist General Fund, 4475 Elk Creek Road, Middletown, OH 45042. Middletown Oho 9/23/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BAYES, Dennis
1941-2008
Dennis Bayes, 67, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born May 28, 1941, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James Pete and Lula May Bayes. He was the Chief Finance Officer of Christian and Missionary Foundation, Ft. Myers, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Pat Kidd Bayes of Flat Gap; two sons, Michael Dennis Bayes of Battle Creek, Mich. and Brent Alan Bayes of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Lynn Weiner of Overland Park, Mich.; two brothers, Jack Bayes of Mansfield, Ohio and Robert Bayes of Paintsville; two sisters, Gladys Hughes of Lima, Ohio, and Louise Jung of Wapakoneta, Ohio; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 3, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Wayne Price, Peter Dye and Don Hughes officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Donations may be made in his honor to Southside Church Building Fund or The Gideons Memorial Bible Program, by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home, 606-789-3501. Big Sandy News Oct 2008

   
BLAIR, Cecil
1916-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Cecil Blair, 92, of Nippa, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born April 5, 1916, at Barnetts Creek, he was a son of the late Albert and Flora Ratliff Blair. He was a railroad brakeman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Scarberry Blair, in 2004. Survivors include a brother, Raymond Blair of Denver; and a sister, Dorothy Blair of Denver. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with James R. Blair, Douglas Ward and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.10 2008

    
BLAIR, Curtis Jr.
1928-2008
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Curtis Blair Jr., 79, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Sept. 18 at his residence. Mr. Blair was born Oct. 11, 1928 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Curtis and Bethia Webb Blair. He was also preceded in death by one son, Danny Lee Blair. He was employed by American Standard. Surviving are his wife, Nora Blair of Staffordsville; two daughters, Lois Fraley of Marysville, Ohio, and Sandara Blanton of Staffordsville; one brother, Charlie Blair of Staffordsville; three sisters, Eunice Fairchild and Elizabeth Martin, both of Staffordsville, and Loretta Blair of Hilliard, Ohio; and five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Jerry Colvin and James R. Blair, with burial following in the Blair Family Cemetery at Oil Springs, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.19 2008

  
BLANTON, Scottie Lee
1951-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Scottie Lee Blanton, 56, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Sept. 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 14, 1951, in Johnson County, he was a son of Oakley and Ruby Meade Blanton. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Ward Blanton of Staffordsville; a son, Samuel Blanton of Staffordsville; a daughter, Megan Walters of Boons Camp; a brother, Timothy Blanton of Burkesville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 11, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Ronnie Spriggs, Doug Crider and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008

 
BORDERS, Paul David
2008
Paul David Borders,  83, died on Sep 4, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 yrs, Margaret Meek Borders; brothers, T. J. Borders, Richmond, KY, Doug Borders, River, KY, and Earle Dean (Jewell) Borders, River, KY; sisters-in-law, Vivian Meek Carnes, Richmond, KY, and Ethel Meek Pace, Seattle, WA; brothers-in-law, Fred (Dean) Meek, Georgetown, KY. and Charles Meek, Pine Mt. GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Sat, 2pm at Milward-Southland with burial at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.  Lexington Kentucky  9/5/2008

  
BOWER, Pauline (Conley)
1922-2008
Pauline "Polly" C. Bower, age 85, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born December 8, 1922, in Paintsville, KY., the daughter of Ben and Amanda (Pendleton) Conley. She was a member of The United Church; Monrovian Garden Club; Past Matron of OES Heber Chapter #62 of Williamsport. Preceded in death by her parents, and husband Charles R. (Pete) Bower (March 17, 1984). She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Lynn Bower of Mt. Sterling, Ann (Tony) Di Nicola of Columbus; son, Chuck (Sharon) Bower of Mt. Sterling; grandsons, Christopher Begin, Chas Bower, and Adam Bower; step-grandchildren, Alexa and Glenn Di Nicola; sister, Billie Conley Shaw of Washington C.H.; special friend, Dick Sommers of Orient. A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2008, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. The interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery. A Visitation will be held Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 2?6 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m. an Eastern Star Service will be held. Family suggest memorial contributions may be given to The United Church, 30 E. Columbus Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. 43143. Columbus Ohio 9/27/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BRADFORD, Bobby
1958-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Bobby Bradford, 50, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 11, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born Jan. 24, 1958, in Johnson County, he was the son of Inis Adams Bradford of David and the late Burnis Bradford. He was a mechanic with Martin's Peterbilt in Pikeville and member of the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints at Pikeville. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Willis Bradford and James Bradford. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Hall Bradford of Prestonsburg; a son, Jeremiah Bradford of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Ottis Bradford of David and Hubert Bradford of Plymouth, Ohio; and three sisters, Geneva Shepherd of Greenwich, Ohio, Bonnie Holbrook of David and Peggy Dalton of Inez. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 15, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial was in Bradford Family Cemetery, Goodloe, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008

  
BROWNING, Alvie ‘Junior’ Jr.
1945-2008
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Alvie “Junior” Browning Jr., 62, of Lovely, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Sept. 4 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Browning was born Dec. 15, 1945 in Man, W.Va., son of the late Alvie Sr. and Anna Marie Justice Browning. He was a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Debbie Burdette Browning of Lovely; two sons, Tommy Browning of Lowmansville, Ky., and James Browning of Martin County, Ky.; two step-daughters, Sandra Wells and Minnie Maynard, both of Martin County; two sisters, Bonnie Parker of Hopewell, Va., and Susie Carol Sexton of Pikeville, Ky.; his aunt, Mary Justice Meade of Nippa, Ky.; three grandchildren; and two nephews and three nieces; and several great-nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Tim Salyer, with burial in the Moore Cemetery in Martin County. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep 10 2008

   
BURCHETT, Betty Lou (Meade)
1924-2008
Betty Lou Meade Burchett, 84, widow of Hysell Burchett, died Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at Hospice Care Unit in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Burchett was born Aug 5, 1924, in Paintsville, KY. She was the daughter of Lula Butler Meade and Fred Meade. She was a 1942 graduate of Paintsville High School. She lived most of her life in Staffordsville, KY, moving to Lexington three years ago for her medical treatment. Mrs. Burchett was a lifelong homemaker, avid quilter, and 39 year courageous survivor of breast cancer. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paintsville. Survivors include a son, Dwight (Palma) Burchett, Staffordsville; a daughter, Bettina Burchett (Wendell) Patrick, Lexington; three grandchildren, Dr. Matthew (Hope) Burchett, Richmond; Amanda Patrick, Lexington, and Adam Patrick, Lexington. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ed Romond, Betty's oncologist of 24 years at Markey Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the UK Markey Cancer Center, 500 South Limestone, Lexington, KY. 40508-9964. Visitation will be 5-9pm at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, on Fri, Sep 19. Funeral services will be conducted by Betty's nephew, Rev. Lowell Rice, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Sat, Sep 20 at 11am. Burial will follow in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Friends may view this obituary and submit online condolences at www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com Lexington Kentucky  9/18/2008 
    
BURCHETT, Betty Lou (Meade)
1924-2008
Betty Lou Meade Burchett, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Hospice Care Unit of St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born Aug. 5, 1924, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Lula Butler and Fred Meade. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hysell Burchett.  Survivors include a son, Dwight Burchett of Staffordsville; a daughter, Bettina Patrick of Lexington; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Lowell Rice officiating. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home, Friday, Sept. 19, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the UK Markey Cancer Center, 500 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-9964. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.24 2008

   
CHARLES, Aaron ‘Ernie’
1933-2008
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Aaron “Ernie” Charles, 75, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Charles was born June 11, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late George Lewis and Madie Dawson Charles. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James and Fonzo Charles; and one nephew. Surviving are several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Tim Hall, with burial in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsvile Herald Friday Sep.26 2008

   
CLINE, Jacqueline (Hancock)
1927-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jacqueline Cline, 81, of Lowmansville, died Monday, Sept. 1, at Mountain Manor Nursing Facility, Paintsville. Born Nov. 14, 1927, at Printer, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Marie Roberts Hancock. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Cline of Lowmansville; and three brothers, Tom Hancock of Ivel, Clyde Hancock of Allen, and Bob Hancock of Betsy Layne. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at Preston Funeral Home, with Johnny Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Cline Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.04 2008

   
COLLINS, Aretta (Billiter)
1921-2008
Arretta "Billiter" Collins, the daughter of Ben "Bunt" Billiter and Jettie "Huffman" Ford, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2008. She was a resident of Shelby Ridge Nursing Facility in Alabaster, Ala. Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, the Reverend Powell "Joe" Collins, who is also a resident at Shelby Ridge in Alabaster. They moved from Ashland to Alabama to be near their son, Ron, his wife Kathy and family. Arretta is also survived by a daughter, Sheila Kay Dunbar of Michigan; and a son, Timothy Joe Collins of Georgia; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son-in-law James Edwin Dunbar. Arretta was born on Sept. 6, 1921, in Pike County. She was one of 10 brothers and sisters . Seven have passed away and their names were Hiawatha Huffman/Mullins, Garrett Billiter, Ed Billiter, Howard Lee "Hub" Billiter, Doug Billiter, Ralph Billiter, and Viola "Billiter" Wakeland. The two surviving siblings are Terry Wentford Billiter and Shelby Jean "Billiter" Damron. Arretta and Powell lived in Johnson County and later in Boyd County. She was a member of Rock Dale Free Will Baptist Church of Ashland. As a pastor's wife, Arretta's helping hand was always available to church members as well as to the community. Her beautiful voice was often lifted in song. She was active in the Women’s Democratic Association of Boyd County, as well as numerous church functions. As health issues arose, Mrs. Collins and her husband, moved to the Sh elby Ridge Nursing Facility. There she made many friends who will greatly miss her smiles, her wit, and her caring nature. A memorial fund has been created to allow Arretta's good deeds to continue. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Arretta Collins Helping Hands Memorial Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 1565, Pelham, Alabama, 35124. A memorial service was held at Shelby Ridge in Alabaster on Sept. 25. Internment took place at the Southern Heritage Cemetery of Pelham, Ala. Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland,KY

   
COPPOCK, Ruby J. (Adkins)
1926-2008
Ruby J. 81, of Springfield, passed away at 2:00 AM Sunday, September 7, 2008 in her residence. She was born October 19, 1926 in Johnson County, Kentucky, the daughter of Calvin Bud and Myrtle A. (LeMaster) Adkins. Ruby attended Freedom Road Ministries and enjoyed shopping for her family and watching religious television. She is survived by her loving children; Dorothy M. (Danny) Ours, Vian, Oklahoma, Gary D. H. Ours, Vicki A. (Robert) Gallagher, Chillicothe, Ronald E. (Teresa) Ours, Waverly, Cheryl A. (Paul) Glodak, Terri F. Garrett, Springfield, Mary J. (Warren) Justice, Gallipolis, and a grand daughter Cheryl Coppock that she raised from birth, 22 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son Harold F. Ours, Sr. a grand daughter Holly Faith Coppock, a great grand son Charlie Max, a brother George E (Kathe) Adkins, a sister Stella Frances Adkins and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday in the JONES - KENNEY - ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Friends may visit with the family for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Published Springfield Ohio 9/9/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
COTTLE, Katie (Marshall) May, Cottle
1923-2008
Was born December 18, 1923 in at Hager Hill, Johnson County  KY, and Died Saturday, September 6, 2008 in Kenton OH where she Had lived for many years. Burial was in Grove Cemetery, Kenton OH The daughter of Thomas Marshall and Clora (Bayes) Marshall. Katie married October 15, 1940 Dorval May who preceded her in death in 9/18/1956. Also  a daughter Cloa Pearl May and second husband Ben Cottle. Survivors include three daughters:  Joyce Vanhoose, Wanda, Judy, several grandchildren and great grandchildren;   Sisters-in-law Jennette (May) Collins of Findley OH and Dessie (May) Spencer of Paintsville KY and numerous nieces and nephews (Including me, Janet (May) Horne. Written by: Janet Horne Oct 2008

   
DEPRIEST, Yolanda Gaye (VanHoose)
1952-2008
Yolanda Gaye DePriest, 56. Peacefully passed away unexpectedly in her sleep this past Friday. Daughter of the late Burns VanHoose and JoAnn Tackett. Survived by husband, Michael; daughter, Micah and son, Brent; sister, Judy (Ronnie); brothers, Jerry, Randy (Rosie), Kevin, Jeff (Dora) and Dwayne (Lissa); grandson, Damien; Lisa Smith, Damien's mother; many nieces and nephews. Karaoke and The River Friends. Plus, all Friends she knew in her life. By Gaye's request no services will be held except a Family Gathering. Columbus Ohio 9/25/2008  (Yolanda's mother is listed as Joanne England in the Kentucky birth index.  Yolanda's  father Burns Jr. was the s/o Burns VanHoose Sr. & Burnice Byrd VanHoose, Burns VanHoose Sr. was the s/o Bascom (Bass) VanHoose & Julia Hylton/Helton.)

    
FYFFE, Gerald
1947-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gerald Fyffe, 60, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, at his residence. Born Nov. 29, 1947, at Paintsville, he was a son of the late Wallie E. and Ola VanHoose Fyffe. He was a construction pipefitter and a member of the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Belva Lynn Ferguson Fyffe of Staffordsville; a daughter, Melissa Moore of Staffordsville; a brother, Emerson Fyffe of Red Bush; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Mike Gilliam, Ellis Hamilton, Wendell Ison, and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Paint Valley Memorial Gardens, Crockett, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church or Bobby Mullins Scholarship Fund by calling Paintsville Funeral Home, 606-789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.10 2008

  
HAMOLKA, Gusta (Salyer)
1925-2008
HAMOLKA, Gusta Salyer, of Plant City, was called home to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 9, 2008. "Gussie" was born April 23, 1925, to John and Nancy Lyon in Flat Gap, Ky. She was predeceased by Oral Salyer and LeRoy Hamolka. She is survived by three children, Sandra "Sue" George of Orlando, Fla., Pam Pumory (John "Bud") of Plant City, Fla., and Ron Salyer (Bonnie) of Plant City, Fla. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, as well as many other special relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Hillsborough County. Services will take place in Paintsville , Ky., and will be provided by Paintsville Funeral Home Tampa Tribune, The (FL)  Date: September 12, 2008 Submitted By: Donnie Hazel

   
JONES, Charles Andrew
1981-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Andrew "Andy" Jones, 26, of Auxier, died Tuesday Sept. 2, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 7, 1981, in Floyd County, he was a son of the late Leroy and Greta Gay Newsome Jones. He was a court security officer for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. Survivors include one brother, Daniel Jones of Auxier. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Larry Blair officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.10 2008

  
LEMASTER, Johnnie H.
1937-2008
Johnnie H. Lemaster, 70, of Ashland, Ky., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late Plennie and Anna Tackett Lemaster. He was a member of Locust Grove United Baptist Church and retired from the shipping department at AK Steel. He was a U.S. Army veteran and Kentucky colonel and a member of VFW Post 76 and the Johnson County Historical Society. Johnnie loved his family and was passionate about his studies in genealogy, having recently fulfilled a longtime dream by publishing a book about Lemaster family history. Johnnie was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Lemaster and Darlene McKenzie, and two brothers, Wallace Franklin Lemaster and James E. Lemaster (MIA Korean Conflict). Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Judy Groves Lemaster; and two daughters, Tracy and husband David Bunch of Lexington, Ky., and Amy and husband Rusty Gray of Ashland. He also leaves to cherish his memory his granddaughters, Emily and Olivia Bunch; his grandsons, Dalton and Taylor Gray; a brother, Garland Lemaster of Hagerhill, Ky.; and five sisters, Grace Cochran of Fairborn, Ohio, Irene Auxier of Red Bush, Ky., Jo Ann Blanton of Paintsville, Ky., Lillian Lemaster of Columbus, Ohio, and Roberta McCarty of Hagerhill. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston Family Funeral Home in20Ashland. Entombment will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum, with military rites by VFW Post 8850 of Ironton, Ohio. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be sent in Johnnie’s memory to Community Hospice, 1358 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Condolences may be sent to www.prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com. Daily Independent of Ashland,KY 9/19/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock
   
Johnnie H. Lemaster
Died: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Age: 70 BOYD COUNTY — Johnnie H. Lemaster, 70, of Ashland, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, at his residence. Born Sept. 22, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Plennie and Anna Tackett Lemaster. He worked at AK Steel, was a member of the Johnson County Historical Society, a member of the Post #76 VFW, a Kentucky Colonel, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Lemaster and Darlene McKenzie; two brothers, Wallace Franklin Lemaster and James E. Lemaster. Survivors include his wife, Judy Groves Lemaster of Ashland; two daughters, Tracy Bunch of Lexington and Amy Gray of Ashland; a brother, Garland Lemaster of Hager Hill; five sisters, Grace Cochran of Fairborn, Ohio, Irene Auxier of Red Bush, Jo Ann Blanton of Paintsville, Lillian Lemaster of Columbus, Ohio, and Roberta McCarty of Hager Hill; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 20, at Preston Family Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Hill Mausoleum with Military Rites by FVW Post #8850, Ironton, Ohio. Contributions may be sent in Johnnie's memory to Community Hospice, 1358 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101, under direction of Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland.
Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.24 2008


  
MARSHALL, Garland
1940-2008
Garland Marshall,  67, of Madison Township, died on September 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on December 26, 1940 to parents Clyde and Beulah (Cole) Marshall. Mr. Marshall was an electrician for CG&E. He loved golf and watching the grandchildren play sports. He was a history buff. He is survived by his wife Beatrice S. (Bowman) Marshall; two daughters: Kimberly (Kevin) Mathis and Sherry (David) Beckett; two brothers: Gary & Jerran Marshall; Special Aunt, Mildred Marshall; Grandchildren, Michael & Megan Beckett; Step Grandchildren, Kelcie Marie & David Mathis and numerous other family & friends. Mr. Marshall was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home with Chaplin Lois Allen officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 26, 2008 from 1-2 PM at Wilson- Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. The family sends special thanks to Dr. Gaeke and her staff for all their care. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Of Middletown, 1131 Manchester Ave., Middletown, OH 45042 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206. Middletown Ohio 9/25/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
MAYNARD, Mary (Stepp)
1933-2008
OHIO — Mary Louise Maynard, 74, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 12, at Scorta Community Nursing Facility, Columbus. Born Oct. 31, 1933, in Mingo County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Isiah and Gertrude Gauze Stepp. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Maynard; and a daughter, Theresa E. West. Survivors include a son, Tom Runyons of Columbus; two daughters, Zondra Bevins of Wacko and Phyllis Archer of Columbus; and a sister, Betty Curtis of Columbus. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Burial was in Highlands Memorial Gardens, Paintsville, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008

  
MCFADDIN, Ina (Richardson)
1924-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church for Ina Richardson McFaddin, 84, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Mrs. McFaddin was born April 6, 1924 in Estill County, Ky., daughter of the late Hargis and Nannie C. Wilson Richardson. She was assistant manager at the Sipp Theater. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy McFaddin. Surviving are one brother, Argus Richardson of Betsy Lane, Ky.; one sister, Eddie Mae Richardson of Paris, Ky.; one niece; one special great-niece and - nephew; and several additional nieces and nephews. The service was officiated by Larry Blair and Robert Coppings, with burial in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.19 2008

   
PREECE, David Jackson
1942-2008
David JAckson Preece, 66, of River, KY and formerly of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, in Huntington, WV. Born to the late Ernest and Oppy (Mattox) Preece in Inez, KY, on June 28, 1942. David is survived by his daughter, Michelle Preece; sons, Earnest (Michelle Caudill) Preece, Michael (Carla) Preece, Philip Preece; grandchildren, Ashley, Shawn, Brandon, Krystal, Melissa, Kristen, Little D, Little Phillip; great-grandchildren, Scotty and Carley; sisters, Donnis Rabuck, Dorothy Plakaros, Della (Carl) Steigerwald; brothers, Dallas (Sandra) Preece, Daniel (Dochie) Preece; Companion of 14 years, Rosie Williams; close friends, Pam Abdon, Mike and Junior Curtis. David served in the US Army from 1961-1963. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 5-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 3047 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH with the Funeral Service on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock


ROWLAND, Audrey Earl (Horne)
1934-2008
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Audrey Earl Horne Rowland, 74, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Sept. 14 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Mrs. Rowland was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Paul Rowland. She was a retail sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Joyce Horne, and one sister Ivalu Colvin. Surviving are two sons, Robert Keith Horne of Lima, Ohio, and John Earl Horne of Staffordsville; three brothers, Ulysus Horne of Staffordsville, James Thomas Horne of Xenia, Ohio, and Larry Randall of Monterey, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Allen Fannin, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep 17 2008

   
SALYER, Gusta (Lyon)
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gusta Lyon Salyer, 83, of Plant City, Fla., formerly of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Life Path Hospice House, Plant City. Born April 23, 1925, at Flat Gap, she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Lyon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oral Salyer. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Ron Salyer of Plant City, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra "Sue" George of Orlando, Fla. and Pam Pumory of Plant City; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 15, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Lyon Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008

 
SALYER, Thomas Douglas
1920-2008
Thomas Douglas "Tom" Salyer, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 21, 1920, he was a son of the late George and Mary Hettie "Dink" Thomas Salyer. He worked at the Paintsville Stock Market and was the groundskeeper of the Paintsville football field. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, C.M. Salyer, John Ed Salyer, James Frankie Salyer and George Paris Salyer; five sisters, Mollie Pelfrey, Mildred Griffith, Louella Cremeans, Casteria McKenzie, and Lillian King. Survivors include a sister, Hazel Williams of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Salyers Family Cemetery, Elna, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep.24 2008

    
STROBEL, Gary Strobel
1941-2008
LAWRENCE COUNTY – Gary Wayne "Streethawk" Strobel, 67, of Louisa, died Saturday, Sept. 13, at his residence. Born Sept. 10, 1941, in Evansville, Ind., he was the son of the late Walter Henry and Lorene Dunn Strobel. He was a retired Electrician Foreman at Martiki, a former Paintsville Police Officer, and a Disc Jockey with WZAQ in Louisa. Survivors include four daughters, Valerie Stone of Clay County, Dawn Strobel of Western Kentucky, Teressa (David) Vance of Louisa, and Kelli Henderson of Panama City, Fla.; four sons, DeWayne (Crystal) Strobel of Nashville, Tenn., Tim Strobel and fiancée Lorrie of Paintsville, Chris "Bubba" Strobel of Panama City, and Matthew Strobel of Louisa; a sister, Marcella (Kay) Clark of Manitou; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Wilson Funeral Home, with Rev. Rick May officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008


TACKETT, Jessie Jr.
1934-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jessie Tackett Jr., 74, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Tackett was born March 19, 1934 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Maude Litteral and Jessie Tackett Sr. He was an installer for The Fence Co. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joann Charles Tackett. Surviving are one brother, Thomas Tackett of Paintsville; and six sisters, Shirley Dorton, Ora Johnson and Imogene Gussler, all of Paintsville, Estelle Reed of Meally, Ky., Libby Foley of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Louise McCarty of Hager Hill, Ky. The service will be officiated by Kenneth Chambers and Ron Thacker, with burial following in the Omega Cemetery at Waverly, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.19 2008

   
THORNBURY, Mae (Conley)
1911-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mae Thornbury, 96, of Greenup, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, Sept. 6, at her residence. Born Oct. 22, 1911, at Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Coonie Darius and Anna Ryland Conley. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Gibson of Raceland; a step-daughter, Susan Widner; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and several great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Gary Blevins and Arlene Blair officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008

 
TRANSUE, Sandra Gail (Maynard)
1961-2008
Sandra Gail Transue, 47, passed away at Mt. Carmel East Hospital on Sunday, September 28, 2008, after being diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors on August 22, 2008. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, on January 2, 1961. Her marriage and the birth of her two daughters were the highlights of her life. Sandra enjoyed watching her girls compete in sports and was an avid reader. She worked for Nationwide Insurance for 28 years. Preceded in death by her father Paul Maynard. She is survived by her husband, Terry Transue; her daughters, Ashley Ariann and Lauren Nicole Transue; her mother, Louann Miller; her brother, Keith Maynard; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2008, at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, 300 West Tenth Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210 Published in Columbus Ohio 10/2/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
VANHOOSE, Lemuel
1937-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lemuel VanHoose, 71, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Monday, Sept. 15 at his residence. Mr. VanHoose was born Aug. 17, 1932 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Vencil and Ethel Blevins VanHoose. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Little VanHoose of Hager Hill; one daughter, Carolyn Sue (Larry) Boggs of Hager Hill; and four grandchildren, Dennis Lee Spradlin, Crystal Susan Castle, Heather Draffen and Matthew Spradlin and six great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Gary Mounts, with burial following in the family cemetery on Rockhouse at Hager Hill. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.19 2008

   
WELLMAN, Brian Keith
1959-2008
Brian Keith Wireman, 49, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Ohio. Born Aug. 18, 1959, at Paintsville, he was the son of Robert (Bob) and Billie Foley Wireman of Staffordsville. He worked in the computer field, and was a member of Christ Church, Columbia Station, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Maude Foley; and Bill and Pauline Wireman. Survivors include three daughters, Chelsea Wireman, Corey Wireman, and Hollie Wireman, all of Medina; two sons, Aaron Wireman, and Taylor Wireman, both of Medina; a sister, Tamela Gumm of Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, Timothy Wireman of Medina, and Barry Wireman of Tarpon Springs, Fla. Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 28, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial was in Foley Cemetery, Auxier, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Oct. 2008

  
WELLS, Hobert J.
1919-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Hobert J. Wells, 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio. Mr. Wells was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Herbert D. and Ella Davis Wells. He was a school teacher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Pack Wells. Surviving are one son, Phillip Wells of Cincinnati; one daughter, Jennie Wells Cope of Cincinnati; one brother, Dennis Wells of Boons Camp, Ky.; and three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Kenneth Castle, with burial following in the Wells-Fields family cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Sep.19 2008

  
WELLS, Mary Evelyn (Goble)
1929-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Mary Evelyn Goble Wells, 79, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 6, 1929, at Prestonsburg, she was a daughter of the late Otis and Carmack Skeens Goble. She was a homemaker and a member of the Corn Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Prestonsburg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James B. Wells; two brothers, Howard Goble and Landon Charles Goble; and a sister, Joan Whitaker. Survivors include two sons, Danny Wells of Paintsville and James Wells of Stanville; a sister, Janet Ratliff of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bill Campbell and Dave Garrett officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Sep 17 2008




OCTOBER - 2008

AKERS, Wanda Jean Woods
1934-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. at the Foreman Funeral Home for Wanda Jean Woods Akers, 74, of LaGrange, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Oct. 5 at Friendship Manor. Mrs. Akers was born July 12, 1934 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of the late James Woods and Ethel Salyers. Surviving are her husband, Alvin Akers; her son, Michael (Mary) Akers; her daughter, Jan Searing; one brother, James Woods; and five grandchildren. Interment in the Jeffersontown Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Foreman Funeral Home of Louisville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
ARMS, Charles Ray
1943-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Charles Ray Arms, 65, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. Joe East, Lexington. Born April 1, 1943, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ray and Imogene Arms Arms. He was a pipe fitter with Local 246, Ashland, and a member of Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Ronda Sue Keltner of Orland Hills, Ill.; three sons, Charles Edward Arms of Hager Hill, Sammie Ray Arms of Richmond, and Tracy Arms of Thealka; two brothers, Steve Arms of Paintsville, and Stanley Arms of Troy, Ohio; a sister, Janice Blair of Hager Hill; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today, Friday, Oct. 24, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, Hager Hill, with Richard Williams, and Wendell Ison officiating. Burial will be in Arms Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.23 2008

  
ARMS, James A. ‘Baldie’ Sr.
1930-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, N.Y. for James A. “Baldie” Arms Sr., 78, of Erin, N.Y., who passed away Monday, Oct. 27. Mr. Arms was born June 12, 1930 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late William and Lucinda Arms. He was a laborer for the International Laborers Union #1752, and a Korean War Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Smith and Martha Long, and his brother, Loyd Arms. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Scholtisek Arms of Horseheads; two daughters, Tracey L. Arms of Beaumont, Texas, and Neva D. Arms (Tim) Shelton of Horseheads; one son, James A. “Bubba” (LaShonda) Arms Jr. of Big Flats, N.Y.; three brothers, Paul (Anna Mae), Henry (Laura), and Harry (Janie) Arms, all of Geneva, N.Y.; one sister, Linda (Louis) Linthicum of Texas; and five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The service will be officiated by Pastor Thomas Allen with interment in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Full military honors will be conducted. Arrangements under the direction of the Lynch Funeral Home of Horseheads.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.29 2008

   
AUXIER, Mae (Conley)
1914-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mae Auxier, 94, of East Point, Ky., who passed way Friday, Oct. 3 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mrs. Auxier was born May 26, 1914 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Troy and Stella Adams Conley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Auxier; two brothers, Herb and Clyde Conley; and one sister, Nell Blair. She was a nursing home cook. Surviving are two sons, Paul Auxier of Prestonsburg, Ky., and David Keith Auxier of East Point, Ky.; and two daughters, Oralee McKenzie of Paintsville, Ky., and Carol Ann Branham of East Point; and nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Richard Williams, Larry Blair, Dean Tackett and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Auxier Family Cemetery on Little Lick Fork at East Point. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

  
BLAIR, Dorothy (Blair)
1912-2008
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. at the Beechwall United Baptist Church for Dorothy Blair, 96, of Denver, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21 at her residence. Mrs. Blair was born April 20, 1912, daughter of the late Albert and Flora Ratliff Blair. She was a retired seamstress. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burlin Blair; two daughters, Lillian Lowe and Geraldine Baldwin; and two grandsons, Jamie Lowe and Doug Baldwin. Surviving are two sons, Dalmas and Robert Blair, both of Denver, Ky.; one daughter, Dottie Spradlin of Denver; one brother, Raymond Blair of Denver; and 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Jerry Colvin, James R. Blair, and James D. Spradlin, with burial in the Blair Cemetery at Denver. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.29 2008

   
BLANKENSHIP, Shirley
1917-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Shirley Blankenship, 91, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville. Born March 21, 1917, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Alex and Dolly McGuire Blankenship. He was the owner of Blankenship Insurance Agency. He was also preceded in death by first wife, Donna Blankenship, and second wife, Betty Blankenship. Survivors include a brother, Ottis Blankenship of Paintsville; and a sister, Mabel Blackburn of Pikeville. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Chambers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct. 2008

   
BLANTON, Arnold
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Arnold Blanton, 83, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 3, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jack and Allie Fairchild Blanton. He worked in retail management, and was a U.S. Navy WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice Horn Blanton, and second wife, Patricia Lou Perrone Blanton. Survivors include a daughter, Amy Barns of Frankfort; and a son, Jackie Blanton of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Tackett and Jeff Straton officiating. Auxier Chapter #18 DAV will conduct military services. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.23 2008

   
BLANTON, James Ray
1942-2008
James Ray Blanton, 66, of Greenfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe. Born Aug. 4, 1942, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Paul and Hattie O'Bryan Blanton. He was a pipe fitter for Local No. 577 in Portsmouth, a member of the Mary Chapel United Baptist Church of Waverly and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Blanton.  Survivors include his wife, Carol Caudill Blanton of Greenfield; two daughters, Jerri Lynn Blanton and Jayme Carol Richards, both of Greenfield; a brother, Paul M. Blanton of Greenfield; two sisters, Linda Hall of Lucasville and Sue Bender of Columbus; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 2, at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home with Zane Murray officiating. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park, Lucasville, under direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home, Lucasville. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

    
BROWN, Langley
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Langley Brown, 83, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 22, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Merdia and Belle Castle Brown. He was a coal miner at Island Creek, a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Erie Preston Brown of Wittensville; two daughters, Dolla Julian of Nippa and Judy Gail VanHoose of Tutor Key; a son, Jerry Lane Brown of Sitka; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with J.K. Caudill, Chad Blair, and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery, Wittensville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.23 2008

   
CANTRELL, Suzanne Renee
1980-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. at the Fishtrap United Baptist Church in Staffordsville, Ky., for Suzanne Renee Cantrell, 28, of West Liberty, Ky., who passed away Monday, Oct. 6 at her residence. Ms. Cantrell was born March 18, 1980 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of Charlene King Cantrell of West Liberty and the late Edgar Cantrell. Surviving in addition to her mother are three brothers, Johnny Ray Cantrell of Isonville, Ky., and Jimmy Allen and James Arte Cantrell, both of West Liberty; and one sister, Rhonda Cantrell May of Paintsville, Ky. The service was officiated by Elders Frankie Williams, Sammie Reed and Melvin Wright, with burial in the Jones-Robins Family Cemetery at West Liberty. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.10 2008

   
CARMEANS, Doris (Lewis)
1931-2008
Doris Carmeans, 77, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Oct. 4, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Lewis and Elizabeth (Babe) Crum. Survivors include her husband, Bill Carmeans of Van Lear; a son, Ricky Carmeans of Ohio; three daughters, Nena McCoart of Staffordsville, Diane Cochran of Oil Springs, and Rita Preston of Paintsville; two brothers, Paul Lewis and Bobby Lewis, both of Indiana; two sisters, Aretta Branham and Betty Crum, both of Boons Camp; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 6, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, with Jimmy Price and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

    
CASTLE, Isaac Ray
1924-2008
Isaac Lee Ray "Ray Kie" Castle, 84, of Tutor Key, died Thursday, Oct. 30, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 24, 1924, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Kie and Eula Ward Castle. He was a miner and a member of the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Grace Preston Castle of Tutor Key; a son, Kie Castle of Tutor Key; two daughters, Eula Lee Agee of Hartsville, Ohio and Angelia Doderer of Oil Springs; two sisters, Cordia Castle of Paintsville and Oneida Scurlock of Tutor Key; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 2, at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Gen Castle, Hollie Jay VanHoose and James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

   
CASTLE, Kenneth Ray
1960-2008
Kenneth Ray 48, of Springfield, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008. He was born October 5, 1960, a son of Billie and Ora (Staggs) Castle in Springfield, OH. Kenneth spent a lot of time enjoying racing and working on hot rod cars. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hughes; two step-daughters, Amie Gray of Springfield and Monique Hughes of Dayton; son, Joseph Castle Gray; his parents; sister, Barbara Castle of Springfield; aunts, Helen Bowen of Paintsville, and Lorena Cantrell of Marion; uncle, Joe Staggs of Cattlesburg; nephew, Joshua Allen Miller; great nephew, Prestyn Miller both of Springfield; a host of cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 5-8PM Thursday October 30, 2008 in the JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS Funeral Home, where a celebration of Kenneth's life will be held 3PM Friday October 31, 2008 with viewing one hour prior to service. Interment to follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 10/29/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
COLVIN, Donald K.
1942-2008
Donald K. Colvin, 66, of Delaware, died on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born on February 26, 1942 in Paintsville, KY to the late Walter Payne and Dorothy Jean (Fairchild) Colvin. He had been a truck driver for over 41 years, having worked for Silvan Trucking for many years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed fishing, old antique cars and woodworking. He especially liked spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Sarah "Sally" C. Colvin; 2 sons, Donald L. (Beth) Colvin of Hilliard and Chad E. (Marcy) White of Delaware; 2 daughters, Tanya L. White of Delaware and Lisa E. (Ricky) Howard of Marion; 10 grandchildren, Arrianne, Zac, Zack, Haley, Khadijah, Heather, Levi, Haiden, Skylee and Madison; 2 brothers, James (Cindy) Colvin and Bruce (Debbie) Colvin, both of Delaware; 1 sister, Glenna Hicks of Springfield, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents that had preceded him in death was his brother, Lee Colvin. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m., in the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 West William Street, Delaware , with the Rev. Gary Holman, Pastor, of New Hope Community Fellowship, Gahanna, officiating. Burial will be in the Cheshire Cemetery.  Columbus Ohio 10/30/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
CONLEY, Lettrice Joy
1925-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lettrice Joy Conley, 82, of Paintsville, died Friday, Oct. 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 24, 1925, at Tutor Key, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Ora Preston Vanhoose. She was a telephone operator. She was also preceded in death by a son, Franklin P. Conley; and a daughter, Paula Joy Wallen. Survivors include her husband, Franklin Conley of Paintsville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 20, at First Christian Church with Wes Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church by calling 606-789-5125. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.22 2008

   
DANIEL, Maxine (Williams)
1920-2008
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Maxine Williams Daniel, 88, of Sarasota, Fla., who passed away Monday, Oct. 13 at Heartland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sarasota. Mrs. Daniel was born March 22, 1920 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late George Herbert and Ora Ethel Auxier Williams. She was a retail sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Howard Daniel; her son, George David “Butch” Daniel; her brother, Lowell Williams; and her sister, Christine Williams Receveur. Surviving are one daughter, Charlene (Hurston) Hall of Sitka, Ky.; and three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Phil Adkins, with burial following in the Walker Horn Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.17 2008


   
DAVIS, Mary L. (Hicks)
1937-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary L. Davis, 71, of Wittensville, died Thursday, Oct. 16. Born July 16, 1937, in Boyd County, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Ethel Thompson Hicks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Davis, in 1990; and a brother, Chester Hicks. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Cox of Wittensville; a sister, Deloris Rowland of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 18, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Pelphrey officiating, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.22 2008

   
FLETCHER, Frank
1912-2008
MARTIN COUNTY — Frank Fletcher, 96, of Pilgrim, died Monday, Oct. 20, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 22, 1912, in Martin County, he was the son of the late Matt and Mary Elizabeth Maynard Fletcher. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Charley Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Shadle Fletcher, Martin Fletcher, Bob Fletcher, John Fletcher, and Isaac Joe Fletcher; and two sisters, Mattie Fletcher and Vinie Maynard. Survivors include his wife, Olga Maynard Fletcher of Pilgrim; eight daughters, Linda Jude, Mary Wheeler, Doris Moore, Vina Jude, Judy Pauley, Edith Muncy, and Mattie Davis, all of Pilgrim, and Ida Haney of Paintsville; two sons, James Frank Fletcher and Ked Fletcher, both of Pilgrim; two brothers, Richard Fletcher of Inez and Ked Fletcher of Pilgrim; 29 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 23, at Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church, with Gene May, Gene Burnette, Gary Jude, Claude Mollett, and Lacy Fletcher officiating. Burial was in Fletcher Family Cemetery, Frog Pond, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.23 2008

    
FLINT, Geneva (Ward)
1934-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Geneva Flint, 73, of Offutt, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Oct. 23 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Flint was born Nov. 8, 1934 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Glen and Elsie Pauley Ward. She was a retired salesclerk with Salyer’s Dept. Store. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Flint. Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer VanHoose of Staffordsville, Ky.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by J. M. Scott, with burial in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.29 2008

   
GRIMM, Bert
1913-2008
Bert Grimm, 94, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 25, 1913, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Bascom and Sarah Grimm. He was a mechanic/coal miner, and member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge #381 F.&A.M. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Vanover Grim of Paintsville; three daughters, JuJuana Blanton of Tipp City, Ohio, Betty Wells of Paintsville and Beverly Blanton of Troy, Ohio; a sister, Beatrice Patrick of Paintsville; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Masonic rites were conducted Thursday, Oct. 2 at the funeral home by Paintsville Masonic Lodge #181 F.&A.M., under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

  
HOPSON, Glenninn Darrell
19502008
Glenninn Darrell "Hoppy" Hopson, 57, of Blaine, passed away Wed. October 29, at his home in Blaine. Born Dec. 2, 1950, at Paintsville, he was a son of Glennin Emory Hopson and the late Pauline Holbrook McDowell. He was a member of Laborers Local 1445 Lodge, Catlettsburg. Surviving is his father Glennin Emory Hopson of Thelma; his wife, Shirley Francis Limings Hopson of Blaine; two daughters, Carol Sparks of Hager Hill and Pam Hicks of Blaine; two sons, Andrew Hopson of Sandy Hook and Darrell Hopson of Louisa; two sisters, Bobbie Thompson of Louisa and Tena Gilliam of Greenup; three brothers, Jim Hopson of Blaine, Frank Childers of Blaine and Tom Childers of Cold Water, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Kendal McCarty, Keira Hopson, Kameron Hopson and Preston Hopson. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., today, Friday Oct. 31, at Cains Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Gary Sparks, David Boggs and Roger Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at the Blaine Hill Cemetery in Blaine, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

  
HORN, Wayne
1934-2008
Wayne Horn, 74, of Boons Camp, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at his residence. Born April 29, 1934, in Estill County, he was the son of the late John Wesley Horn and Mary Elizabeth Spivey. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Elkins Horn; and two sisters, Theda Henry and Elizabeth Puckett. Survivors include his wife, Sue Webb Horn of Boons Camp; a son, Timothy Wayne Horn of Flowery Branch, Ga.; three daughters, Tanya Joseph of Mt. Sterling, Janine Voros of Winchester, and Rebecca Murphy of Lebanon Junction; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Dan Heaberlin officiating, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
JACKSON, Dixie (Rowland)
1926-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Bronson Church of God in Bronson, Fla., for Dixie Jackson, 82, of Williston, Fla., who passed away Sunday at Riverside Hospital in Plain City, Ohio. Mrs. Jackson was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Morgan County, Ky., daughter of the late Daniel and Maranda Jane Pennington Rowland. She attended Bronson Church of God and Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church of Hilliard, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Jackson; two infant grandchildren; five sisters, and three brothers. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (Steve) Johnson of Williston, and Georgene (Michael) Lane of Plain City; one son, William (Diane) Jackson of Branford, Fla.; one sister, Della Jean (Clayton) Boggs of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The services were officiated by the Rev. Jim Waldron, with burial in the Forest Meadows Park East in Gainesville, Fla. Arrangements under the direction of the Forest Meadows Funeral Home of Gainesville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.22 2008

   
LEMASTER, James Edward
1923-2008
James Edward "Lemon" Lemaster, 85, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late John Riley and Tella Montgomery Lemaster. He was a driver for Paintsville Cleaners, a member of Mud Lick Church of God and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Sublett Lemaster of Paintsville; and two sisters, Maudie Burton of Paintsville and Wanda Powers of Louisville. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Larry Blair, Paul Keaton, and Larry Purdue officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
MCKENZIE, Frank
1911-2008
Frank McKenzie, 97, of Louisa, died Friday, Oct. 10, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born March 10, 1911, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Hood and Lizzie Blankenship McKenzie. He was a farmer. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Thompson of Ashland and Virgie Horton of Louisa; and two brothers, Jasper McKenzie and Myrtle B. McKenzie, both of Louisa. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 13, at Wilson Funeral Home, with Edgel Stevens officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.15 2008

  
MEDDINGS, Shirley (Roberts)
1944-2008
Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 at Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, Ky., for Shirley Meddings, 64, of Catlettsburg, Ky., formerly of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, Oct. 27 at her residence. Mrs. Meddings was born Sept. 26, 1944 in Jenkins, Ky., daughter of the late Johney and Ruth Conley Roberts. She was a retired baker for New Era Bakery and a member of the Caney Old Regular Baptist Church in Pike County, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Meddings; one sister, Judy Varner; and one brother, Andy Roberts. Surviving are her son, Jeff (Debbie) Meddings of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Sonja Wright of Dorton, Ky., and Mary Ruth Combs; one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece; and a brother-on-law. Arrangements under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home of Ashland, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.29 2008

   
MEEK, Connie (Oaks)
1954-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Inez, Ky., for Connie Oaks Meek, 53, of Tomahawk, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14. Mrs. Meek was born Nov. 23, 1954 in Martin County, Ky., daughter of the late Robert and Rosie Cook Oaks. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Dwight Oaks. Surviving are her husband, Charles Meek of Paintsville, Ky.; two sons, Christopher Edward Meek of Paintsville, and Charles Meek Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, Donald and Larry Oaks, both of Tomahawk, and Jerry and Robert Oaks, both of Louisa; and two grandchildren. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Hammond. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of of Inez. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.17 2008

   
MEEK, Herbert
1924-2008
MEEK, Herbert Age 84 of Vandalia, passed away Monday, October 13, 2008 in his residence. He was born in Boones Camp, Kentucky on September 25, 1924 the son of Harrison & Julia (Wells) Meek. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in WWII. He retired from Dayton Tire & Rubber after 30 years and a member of the Vandalia Baptist Temple. Herbert was an avid lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (Bohrer) Meek, children David (Tamara) Meek of Twinsburg, Oh., Edward Meek of Lakewood, Col., Rebecca Whaley of Ronda, NC., and Karen (Patrick) Stone of Reidsville, NC., 6 grandchildren Samatha, Brittney, & Nicholas Meek, Zhaleh Freels, Jacquelene Tarrah, and Ethan Stone, 2 great grandchildren Malachi & Soraya Freels, 2 sisters Bernice Smith of Vandalia, and Vina McGlaughlin of Beavercreek, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, 1 brother, and a grandson Stephan Meek. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 12:00 to 1:00pm in the JENNINGS FUNERAL HOME, 11900 N. Dixie Dr., Tipp City, where a funeral service to follow at 1:00pm with Pastor Randal Washburn officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. Dayton Ohio 10/15/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
MILLS, Walter C.
1946-2008
Walter C. Mills age 62, of Dayton, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2008. He was born October 15, 1946 in Paintsville, KY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Mills and Roehima Mollett and his nephew, Timmy. Survivors include his children, Michelle (Scott), Tony (Dana), & Greg (J.); 6 grandchildren, Eric, James, Courtney, Madison, Mason, & Shelby; sister, Fern; brothers, Tony & Keith; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, Ohio on Monday, October 27, 2008 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will follow at 8 PM. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday at Dayton National Cemetery. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Dayton Ohio 10/25/2008  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
MULLINS, Lorena Gay
1961-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Lorena Gay Mullins, 47, of Meally, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at her residence. Born Sept. 6, 1961, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Emalene Preston Mullins. She was an equestrian manager at Three Chimney Stables. Survivors include a sister, Emma Gayle Fanklin of Georgetown; and three brothers, Dewey Mac Mullins and Jerry David Mullins of Meally, and Jimmy Michael Mullins of Flat Gap. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Blanton and Johnny Mollette officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association by calling 606-789-3501. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.22 2008

   
MURRAY, Odis Darwin
2008
Odis Darwin Murray, 75 of Miamisburg, Oh passed away Friday October 17, 2008 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born in Paintsville, Ky the son of Verlin and Madge (Kimbler) Murray. Odis was a Navy Veteran of 40 years and served during the Korean War. He was an avid fisherman, founder of "Coyote Charters" on Lake Erie. He served the Carlisle Baseball Assoc. and acted as a Tutor for the Sinclair College literacy classes. His parents, a daughter in law Sherrie Murray and a granddaughter Kimberly Murray preceded him in death. Odis is survived by his wife, Phyllis, children, Letisha (Reed) Caldwell, Sean (Lisa) Murray, Randall Murray, Lisa (Fred) Murray, Mike (Donna) Corley and David (Lisa) Corley. He also leaves his grandchildren, Steve (Melissa) Caldwell, Clint Caldwell, Shawna Murray, Ashley Clifford, Michael Daniels, Joshua, Jason, James and Brandi Baker, Shannon and Kayla Moreo, Chrissy Yelton, Scott Murray, Chris, Dave, Tyler, Tess and Travis Corley and 11 great grandchildren. Odis is also survived by his brothers, Verlin Jr. and Cecil Murray, and sisters Janet Stibbs and Billie Gerzema. Funeral services will be Tuesday 10:00 am at the Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd. St. Franklin. Visitation will be Monday 5 8 pm at the funeral home. Entombment in Butler Co. Memorial Park. Dayton Ohio 10/19/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
NELSON, Arvel
1932-2008
Arvel (Mush) Nelson, 75, of Tutor Key, died Thursday, Oct. 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 25, 1932, at Prestonsburg, he was the son of the late Hiland and Martha Osborne Nelson. He was a building contractor and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Nelson; and four brothers, Jack Nelson, Sam Nelson, Will Nelson and Ted Nelson. Survivors include his wife, Connie Vanhoose Nelson of Tutor Key; three sons, Orville Nelson Jr. of Winchester, and Kelly Runyon and Eric Hall, both of Tutor Key; four brothers, Grady Nelson and Don Nelson, both of Prestonsburg, Hargus Nelson of North Dakota and Ed Nelson of Winchester; one sister, Mary Ellen Horn of Leander; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 5, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
PACK, Jo Emmojean
1920-2008
Jo Emmojean Pack, 87, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 25, 1920, at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Daisy Gibbs Pack. She was a Paintsville entrepreneur. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Elam; and a brother, George Walter Pack. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with John Blanton and Dewey Mack Mullins officiating. Burial was in G.W. Pack Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
PORTER, Danny
1958-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Danny Porter, 50, of Hager Hill, Ky., who passed away Friday, Oct. 24 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Porter was born Feb. 5, 1958 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Olgia Wells and the late Eddie V. Porter. He was a coal miner. Surviving are three sons, Danny Lee and Steven Ray Porter, both of California, and Christopher Porter of Oregon; two daughters, Stacy and Tracey Porter, both of California; eight sisters, Connie Porter of Paintsville, Ky., Dorothy Harper of Lexington, Ky., and Brenda Adams of Middlesboro, Ky., Mary Ruth Mae of Hager Hill, Ky., Nellie Reed of East Point, Ky., Julie Reffett of Van Lear, Ky., Bessie Christopher of Pataskala, Ohio, and Martha Carol Porter of Paintsville, Ky.; two brothers, Eddie Porter of Wittensville, Ky., and Johnny Porter of Palm Royalton, Ky.; and six grandchildren. The service was officiated by Johnny Ratliff, with burial in the Ramey Cemetery at East Point, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.29 2008

   
PYLES, Merle O'Dell
1930-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Merle O'Dell Pyles, 78, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Hampshire County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harold Brooks and Gertrude Francis Hott Pyles. He was an instructor at Mayo Technical School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Adams; and four brothers, John Pyles, James Pyles, Bob Pyles and Jennnings Pyles. Survivors include his wife, Ina Blaine Salyer Pyles of Oil Springs; four daughters, Anita Gail Harmon of Surfside Beach, S.C., Bobbi Branham of Tutor Key, Debbie Wright of Sitka and Dianna Lynn Rice of Oil Springs; a son, O'Dell Forrest Pyles of Oil Springs; two brothers, Junior Pyles of Kirby, W.Va. and Harry Pyles of Augusta, W.Va.; four sisters, Madeline Able of Stephens City, Va., Alma DeHaven of Cainsboro, Va., Betty Toth of Fairfax, Va. and Phyllis Parks of Augusta, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Oil Springs United Methodist Church with Doug Lawson and John Back officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.22 2008

   
SALYER, Clouis "Shortie"
1919-2008
Clouis "Shortie" Salyer, 89, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 10, 1919 in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Manford and Dora Gibson Salyer. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Junnie May McCarty Salyer; and a son, Ellis Russell Salyer. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Gay Webb of Oil Springs; three sisters, Ivah Evilsizer and Christene Salyer, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Faye Murry of Urbana, Ohio; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Gerald Fairchild and Charles Blanton Jr. officiating. Burial was in H. McCarty Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.15 2008

  
SCOTT, Hazel (Maynard)
1951-2008
Hazel Maynard Scott, 57, of Whitehouse, died Sunday, Oct. 5, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Feb. 18, 1951, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Virgie Maynard. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Russel Maynard and Monroe Maynard; and a sister, Caldonia Carter. Survivors include her husband, William Henry Scott of Whitehouse; three sons, Edgar Bowen Jr. of Whitehouse, Jake Bowen of Elk Creek, and James Asher Bowen of Inez; two daughters, Lucy Ann Bowen of Texas and Sarah McGinnis of Milo; five brothers, James Maynard, Elsa (Bab) Maynard, and Asher Maynard, all of Inez, Okie Maynard and Clarence (Buck) Maynard, both of Ohio; two sisters, Tori Ann Bowen of Inez and Shirley Stewart of Indiana; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, with Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Inez, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
SHORT, Warnie Eugene
1968-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. at the Meally Church of Christ for Warnie Eugene Short, 40, of Midway, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Oct. 26 in Midway. Mr. Short was born April 24, 1968 in Johnson County, Ky., son of Eugene (Willa Dean) Short and the late Marilyn Dills Short. He was a maintenance worker with Midway College. Surviving are one brother, John Short of Waco, Ky.; and five sisters, Anita Waldridge of Harrodsburg, Ky., Melinda Jacoby of Kewaskum, Wis., Myra Winnemuller of Belgium, Wis., Elizabeth Wroblewski and Jill Ratliff, both of Fredonia, Wis. The service will be officiated by Wayne Chamberlain, William Drake, and Homer Picklesimer, with burial following in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.29 2008

   
SKAGGS, George Hunter
1949-2008
George Hunter Skaggs, 59, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008. George was born March 2, 1949 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Escom and Dixie Skaggs. George was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in U.S. Army and worked with the U.S. Postal Service for 24 years. In addition to his parents, George is survived by his daughter, Amy (Cristian) Martinez; grandchildren, Cristopher, Brayden, and Sofia; sister, Elizabeth (Tim) Dilley; brother, Roger (Cheryl) Skaggs; niece; Molly Dilley; nephews, Jason (Rachel) Dilley, Steve (Jackie) Skaggs, Jeff (Sarah) Skaggs, and Mike (Lynn) Skaggs; and many other family members and friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, SOUTHWEST CHAPEL, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Southwest Freewill Baptist Church, 1542 Greenleaf Rd., Columbus, Ohio. Pastor John Meade officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio. Columbus Ohio 10/20/2008  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SMITH, James
1969-2008
James (J.T.) Smith, 39, of Inez, died Friday, Oct. 3, at his residence. Born Jan. 30, 1969, in Johnson County, he was the son of James Smith and the late Nollis Cassady Smith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew Smith. Survivors include a son, John Cameron Smith of Inez; two daughters, Tawny Andreana Smith and Kimberleigh Holliann Ariel (Holli) Smith, both of Inez; and two brothers, Terry L. Smith and Mitchell Smith, both of Inez. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 5, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Preece, Glenn Penix, and Gene Burnette officiating. Burial was in Casssady Family Cemetery, Coldwater, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.08 2008

  
SNOW, Jewell
1928-2008
Jewell Snow, 80, of Westerville, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Born to Elzie and Alta (Lemaster) in Van Lear, KY on April 6, 1928, Jewell was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Opal, Eula, Freda, Rose Marie, brothers Otchel, Howard and James. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Duane) McDonald; sons, Rick (Debbie), Tom (Becky), Bob, Brian (Holly) Snow; sister, Mairiam Loring; grandchildren, Dani, Dustin, McKenzie, Trace, Rhieana (Mike), Ryan (Ana), Shaun, Jimmy and Adrian; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Kaelin; many friends and relatives. Jewell will always be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 4-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, NE CHAPEL, 3047 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH with the Funeral Service on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Columbus Ohio 10/20/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
SPEARS, Carl Douglas
1925-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Third St., Paintsville, Ky., for Carl Douglas Spears, 82, of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Oct. 3 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Spears was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Russell and Madge Crace Spears. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Justine Spears; and three brothers, Charlie, Harold and Russell Spears Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Blankenship of Paintsville, and Penny Sue Gasparac of Lanexa, Va.; two sons, Carl Douglas Jr. of Kannapalis, N.C., and Monty Timothy Spears of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Clarence Spears of Columbus; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.08 2008

   
STAMBAUGH, Sam W.
1938-2008
Sam W. Stambaugh, age 70, of Plain City, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, October 27, 2008, at his residence surrounded by his loving family, after an extended illness. Born March 2, 1938 in Johnson Co., KY. Attended Faith Harvest Church in Marysville. Retired from Miller's Refuse and had previously work for Upper Arlington Sanitation. An avid outdoorsman, who loved to fish and hunt and was an accomplished gardener, supplying friends and neighbors with home grown vegetables. Preceded in death by parents Lawrence and Virgie (Jones) Stambaugh, wife of 36 years Sylvia L. (Johnson) Stambaugh (2000), brothers Frank, Ed, Arthur, and Jay, sister Geneva Salyer. Survived by loving children, Sammy (Karen) Stambaugh, Jr. of Plain City, Thelma (Tim) Gumm of Pleasant Valley, KY and Peggy Brinson of Uvalda, GA; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Stambaugh; and special niece, Joyce. The family will receive friends 4–8 p.m. Wednesday, FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main Street, (St. Rte. 161W), Plain City, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2008. Pastor Ray Carter officiating and burial Forest Grove Cemetery.  Columbus Ohio 10/28/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
VANOVER, Norene  (Anderson)
1944-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. at the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Terrell, Texas, for Norene Vanover, 64, of Greenville, Texas, who passed away Monday, Oct. 6 in Greenville. Mrs. Vanover was born May 29, 1944 in Rochester, N.Y., daughter of the late Fred Anderson and Lona Osborne Baker. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Anderson. Surviving are her husband, Eugene Vanover of Greenville; one son, Brad Vanover, and one daughter, Debra (Michael) Lindsey, both of Cash, Texas; her father, Ruben Baker of Paintsville, Ky.; one sister, Phyllis (Edward) McIntyre of Lynchburg, Va.; two brothers, Carl (Debra) Baker of Mount Sterling, Ky., and Joe (Teresa) Baker of Jonancy, Ky.; one sister, Neva Bentley of Paintsville; one grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. The service will be officiated by the Rev. John Lowrie, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Terrell. Paintsville Herald Friday Oct.10 2008

   
WITTEN, Jack
1940-2008
Jack Witten, 68, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, Oct. 14. Born August 29, 1940, he was a son of the late Tommy and Rushie Ramey Witten.  Survivors include his wife, Vickie Blackburn Witten; three sons, Russell Witten, Timmy Witten and Mitchell Witten; a step-son, Joseph Barnes; two daughters, Amy and Michelle; a step-daughter, Melissa Hollan; three brothers, James Thomas Witten, Hobart Marion Witten and Kenneth Witten; three sisters, Louise Samuel, Julia Price and Betty Clatos; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home. "CREMATED"  Big Sandy News Wednesday Oct.15 2008

    
WRIGHT, Lewis Junior
1942-2008
Lewis Junior Wright, 66, of Paintsville, died Monday, Oct. 6, at his residence. Born April 1, 1942, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late James and Minnie Gilliam Wright. He was a road construction worker. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Wright and Willie Wright; and a sister, Sarah Blankenship. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa McCarty of Salyersville; a son, Lewis Junior Wright II of Boonscamp; two brothers, Ron Wright of Flemingsburg and Charles Wright of Paintsville; four sisters, Froza Williams of Paintsville, Elsie Howard of Tipp City, Ohio, Christine Dunn of Springfield, Ohio, and Frona Helton of Salyersville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct. 2008

   

  

NOVEMBER - 2008

BALDWIN, Patricia (Hopkins)
1957-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY Patricia Anne Hopkins Baldwin, 50, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Nov. 16, at her residence. Born Dec. 29, 1957, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Ada Carpenter and Paul Hopkins. Survivors include her husband, Randy Baldwin of Paintsville; a son, Brad Baldwin of West Van Lear; a daughter, Francesha Matson of Staffordsville; and a granddaughter. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Rick Ratliff officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.19 2008

   
BLAIR, Judith Ann (Lewis)
1942 2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Judith Ann Lewis Blair, 66, of East Point, died Thursday, Nov. 6, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born July 4, 1942, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Mitchell and Mabel Lewis. She was also preceded in death by a brother, David Lewis. Survivors include her husband, Fred Blair of East Point; a daughter, Dedra Caye Witten of Johnson County; a son, Todd Franklin Blevins of Floyd County; two step- daughters, Angie Skaggs and Michelle Rainey; three brothers, Hillary Lewis, Joe Lewis and Jeff Lewis; two sisters, Betty Carol Ginter and Peggy Audas; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008

   
BLAIR, Roger Allen
1960 2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Roger Allen Blair, 48, of Boons Camp, died Thursday, Nov. 13, at his residence. Born Sept. 24, 1960, in Johnson County, he was the son of Driaus Blair of Red Bush and Peggy Ratliff Marsallette of Salyersville. He was a state employee. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Jo Scott Blair of Boons Camp; a daughter, Brandi Nichole Blair of Boons Camp; two brothers, William Blair of Salyersville and Timothy Blair of Tennessee; two sisters, Diane Mollette of Boons Camp and Trena Cantrell of Flat Gap; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 16, at Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church, with Edmond Hickman officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

    
BLANKENSHIP, Charles
1946-2008
Charles Blankenship, 62, of Van Lear, died Friday, Nov. 28, at his residence. Born June 16, 1946, at Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Herman and Bonnie Large Blankenship. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Bowling Blankenship of Van Lear; a son, Mark Allen Blankenship of West Van Lear; a daughter, Randi Blankenship of Columbus; two brothers, Gary Blankenship and Willie Blankenship, both of Columbus; two sisters, Evanna Thompson and Angel Blankenship, both of Columbus; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Bowling officiating. Military services were also held, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.03 2008

  
BLANTON, Mitchell
1927-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Mitchell Blanton, 81, of Staffordsville, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Administrations Hospital In Lexington, Ky. Mr. Blanton was born Jan. 24, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Herbert Blanton and Mintie Blair. Surviving are his wife, Frances Hamilton Blanton of Staffordsville; one son, Gary Dean Blanton; one daughter, Sandra Joan Roberts; one brother, Von Blanton, all of Staffordsville; and three grandchildren. The service was officiated by Larry Smith, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.14 2008

    
BRYANT, Carolyn Faye (Daniels)
1959-2008
Carolyn Faye Bryant, 49, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 22, at her residence. Born June 3, 1959, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Billy E. and Margaret Aye Daniels. She was a member of the Crusade for Jesus Church. Survivors include a son, Roger Allen Meeks of Texas; three daughters, Stephanie Meeks of Austin, Texas, and Melissa Shirley and Brittany Spears, both of Texas; a brother, Jimmy Maples of Sitka; and six sisters, Wilma Jean Rice and Margie Ann Ramey, both of Sitka, Rose Mary Mollette of Staffordsville, Kathy Ann Muncy of Paintsville, and Edna Mae Cantrell and Billie Jean LeMaster, both of Flat Gap. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 30, at Crusade for Jesus Cemetery, Nippa, with Deloris Smedley officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
BUTCHER, Harrison
1966-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Harrison Butcher, 42, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Nov. 2. Born July 1, 1966, in Johnson County, he was the son of Barbara Spence Butcher and the late Virgil Butcher. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Salmons Butcher of Williamsport; a son, Marcus Eugene Butcher; a brother, Kenneth Michael Butcher of Wyoming; and a sister, Sue Butcher of Williamsport. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Jess Allen and Keith Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Butcher Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

    
CASTLE, Charles Leon  ‘Tobe’
1944-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Leon “Tobe” Castle, 64, of Wittensville, Ky., who passed away Monday, Nov. 17 at Corner Stone Hospital of Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Castle was born Aug. 25, 1944 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Linzie Castle and Edna Mae Isaac. He was a disabled coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Culwell. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Castle; one son, James Wesley Culwell of Willington, Ohio; two daughters, Lisa Ann Williams and Debra June Dixon, both of Nippa, Ky.; four brothers, Willie Ray and Tom Castle, both of Nippa, Walter Lee Castle of Flat Gap, Ky., and Jim Bo Castle of River, Ky.; eight sisters, Lou Vernia Burchett and Louise Burchett, both of Stambaugh, Ky., Okie Jane Toner of Ohio, Joyce Stambaugh of Flat Gap, Ky., Marilyn Stambaugh of Flat Gap, Pearline Blanton of Nippa, Pauline Caldwell of Thealka, Ky., and Edna Faye Spizy of Oklahoma; and four grandchildren. The service was officiated by Gail Music and Tommy VanHoose with burial in the Castle Family Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Nov.21 2008

   
CHARLES, Johnie Isabelle
1926-2008
Johnie Isabelle Charles, 82, of Nippa, died Thursday, Nov. 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 17, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late John Jackson and Nancy Elizabeth Riddles Jarrells. She was a member of Collista Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Charles, in 1988. Survivors include five daughters, Wanda Rowland of Somerset, Texas, Mildred Gay Damron of Garrett, Revil Kitts of Columbus, Ohio, Georgia Burns and Virginia Sue Charles, both of Nippa; a step-daughter, Nora Louells Amburgey of Van Lear; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 30, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Toby Johnson, Jerry Brickley, and Sam Burke officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.03 2008

   
CLEVINGER, Ola (Stewart)
1916-2008
Ola Clevinger, 94, of East Point, died Sunday, Nov. 23, at her residence. Born July 22, 1916, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Dessie Burke and Jonah H. Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clevinger. Survivors include two sons, Edward Jerome Clevinger and Everett David Clevinger; a sister, Verlie Maynard; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.26 2008

    
CONLEY, Ola (McKenzie)
1916-2008
Ola Conley, Age 92 passed away Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Kettering Memorial Hospital. She was born August 9, 1916 to the late Albert and Stella (Burchwell) McKenzie in Cane Branch, Flat Gap, Kentucky. Ola is survived by her children; Marion (Alberta) Conley of Springfield, Marvin (Patti) Conley of South Charleston, Albert (Judy) Conley of Powhatan, VA., Emma Carol, Michael (Margie) Conley and Alvin (Michelle) Conley, all of Springfield, seven grandchildren, fourteen great- grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews. Ola was preceded in death by her husband Morris Conley in 1995, an infant son, and two brothers. Friends may call at the JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME 2425 N. Limestone St. Sunday, November 23, 2008 from 6 to 8pm; where the funeral service will be held 1:00pm Monday, November 24, 2008 with Rev. H.C. OBryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Cemetery.

   
COPLEY, Howard Martin
1945-2008
Howard Martin Copley, 63, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at his residence. Born April 17, 1945, in Martin County, he was the son of Cecil and Lassie Blankenship Copley. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Copley of Hager Hill; a son, Lewis Copley of Hager Hill; a sister, Elizabeth Kay Ward of Warfield; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today, Friday, Nov. 14, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Hinkle Cemetery, Beauty, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.14 2008

    
CRUM, Haley (Penix)
1911-2008
Haley Penix Crum, 97, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2008. Haley was born Nov. 14, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Seymore and Callie Boyd Penix. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Crum, who died on Feb. 12, 1984; a great-grandson, a great-great-granddaughter, three sisters and four brothers. Haley was a retired United States Postal Worker and merchant. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Delores and O.W. Davis of Louisa; a step-daughter, Oney McKitterick; and a husband, Tom of Jackson, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and LInda Crum of Louisa; a sister, Estelle Pack of Akron, Ohio; and a brother, Herbert Penix of Akron; 13 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren, 34 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa by Brother John Goble and Brother Clyde Waller. Burial will follow in the Crum Family Cemetery on River Road in Clifford. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home. Ashland,KY

   
DANIEL, Dimple (Chapman)
1919-2008
Dimple I. Daniel, 89, of London, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in the Madison County Hospital. She was born on July 2, 1919, in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of John S. and Myrtle (Preston) Chapman. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in- law: Janet M. and Elza McCallister of Worthington, Ohio, Judy M. and Edward Hughes of South Carolina; and Karen and Forrest Barker of South Vienna; three grandchildren: Jason Hughes of Wisconsin; Amy (Dan) Weinberg of Columbus; and Darby Barker of Texas; one sister, Christine Van Hoose of Texas, one brother, Garland Chapman of Urbana, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Jean and Lee Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Thomas Daniel, second husband, Carl Holtkamp, one sister, and two brothers. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Friends may call one hour prior to the time of service. Published  Springfield Ohio on 11/20/2008

   
DIXON, Gladys P. (Moore)
1919-2008
Gladys P. (Gorgeous Gladys) Dixon, age 89, of Springfield, Ohio passed away at Kettering Medical Center on Tuesday, November 18, at 10:15 AM. She went home to be with Jesus surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 9, 1919 in Johnson County, Kentucky to Peter and Lora Moore. She had been in failing health for several months. Gladys worked at Robbins and Myers and Ohio Thermometer for several years of her life. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, watching game shows and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Dixon in 1970, two daughters Barbara Fraley and Gladys Brown and a son Arnie Colvin, three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law Donna and Jim McCracken and one son and daughter-in-law Kendrick L. and Mary Colvin. Two sons-in-law Roger Fraley and Forrest Brown, devoted grandsons and their wives Marc and Debbie McCracken and Rusty and Jenny McCracken and adopted granddaughter Nikki Hart, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She had two special little angels fulfilling her life with joy and laughter "Mallorie" and "Nicollette" who were great granddaughters and one great grandson, Michael. She had a special adopted daughter Joyce Clark and very special sister-in-law Juanita Moore and daughter-in-law Emma Roberts. She was adored by her grandchildren, great grandchildren , many nieces and nephews and many, many friends. She had three special nieces; Hazel, Mary and Linda. Arrangements have been entrusted to the JONES - KENNEY - ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Wiley Perkins officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. She will be laid to rest beside her husband whom she has missed for 38 years. Many lives were touched by knowing and loving Gladys. Gladys will be missed by her families and friends. Her family wants to give many thanks to everyone for their thoughtfulness and kindness in the loss of their precious loved one. Springfield Ohio 11/20/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
GRIFFITH, Chester Franklin
1960-2008
Chester Franklin "Frank" Griffith, 47, of Swamp Branch, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 9, 1960, in Johnson County, he was the son of Wilma Eldridge Caudill and the late Samuel Franklin "Sambo" Griffith. He was a blacksmith. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly McCarty Griffith of Swamp Branch; two sons, Chester Franklin Griffith II and Samuel Colton Griffith, both of Swamp Branch; two daughters, Amanda Marie Price and Chessi Erin Griffith, both of Swamp Branch; a brother, Mike Eldridge of Paintsville; five sisters, Carolyn Blevins of Salyersville, Billie Plunk of Corona, Calif., Sammie Mackelvein and Judy Wilson, both of Paducah, and Jennifer Reed of Paintsville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 19, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, with Joe Scott and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Patrick Family Cemetery, Riceville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

   
HALL, Morgan
1924-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Morgan Hall, 84, of Salyersville, died Friday, Nov. 21, at Ashland Community Hospice, Ashland, Ky. Born June 13, 1924, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late Maude Lemasters and Dunk Hall. He was a state highway worker and a member of the Salyersville First Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hall; a brother, Millard Hall; and three sisters, America Hall, Elsie Banks, and Morgetta Hall. Survivors include two sons, Richard Hall and David Bryan "Butch" Hall, both of Salyersville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Nov.2008

   
HAMILTON, George David
1923-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — George David Hamilton, 85, of Red Bush, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 27, 1923, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Marshall Hamilton. He was a truck driver, and a U.S. Marine Corps WW II veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Flora Geneva Hamilton, in 2006.  Survivors include three sons, Greg Hamilton of Paintsville, John Hamilton of Lexington and George D. Hamilton Jr., of Carleton, Mich.; a daughter, Mary Jane Logan of Belleville, Mich.; a sister, Grace Moyneaux of Bardstown; 9 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 8, at Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church, with Ellis Hamilton and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

   
HANEY, Mary Catherine
1944-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Catherine Haney, 64, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at her residence. Born Sept. 26, 1944, at Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Marie Gullett Haney. Survivors include a daughter, Paula Sluss of Van Lear; four brothers, Chris Haney, Tom Haney, and Allen Haney, all of Paintsville, and Rob Haney of West Van Lear; two sisters, Rebecca Warnock and Ginger Haney, both of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will be in Buchanan Cemetery, Boyd County, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008

   
HEUSER, Betty Jean (Jones)
1934-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Jean Heuser, 74, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 3, 1934, in Madison County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Rea D. and Ruby Crislip Jones. Survivors include a son, Ben Heuser of Sitka; a daughter, Joyce Castle of Sitka; two sisters, Elizabeth Diehl of New Lebanon, Ohio, and Pat Picklesimer of Sitka; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 8, at Preston Funeral Home, with Mike Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov.2008

   
HONEYCUTT, Janice (Spears)
1935-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Janice Honeycutt, 72, of Auxier, died Monday, Nov. 10, at Highlands Regional Hospital, Prestonsburg. Born April 6, 1935, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Pearl Sluss Spears. Survivors include her husband, Dellmes Honeycutt of Auxier; three sons, Tommy Honeycutt of Auxier, Roger Honeycutt of Prestonsburg, and David Honeycutt of Tram; three daughters, Betty Tackett and Patricia Slone, both of Oil Springs, and Rosie Ramey of Van Lear; six brothers, James Spears of Tennessee, and Johnny Spears, Doug Spears, Glen Spears, and George Spears, all of Indiana; five sisters, Irene Hook of Paintsville, Maggie Dollarhide of Van Lear, Vergie Porter of Prestonsburg, Goldie Moore of Indiana, and Neva Lee Powers of Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Gardens, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.14 2008

   
KERNS, Olga (Daniel)
1914-2008
Olga Kerns, 94, of Tutor Key, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at her residence. Born April 18, 1914, at Tutor Key, she was the daughter of the late Alonza and Lora Fairchild Daniel. She was a clothing sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kerns, in 2000. Survivors include a daughter, Dadena Klauser of Seattle, Wash. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 29, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Venny Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
KING, William H.
1939-2008
William H. King, 69, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008 in his residence. He was born January 31, 1939 in Johnson County, Kentucky the son of Sebastian and Emma (Estep) King. Mr. King enjoyed hunting and fishing and had been employed at Tri State Palates. Survivors include three children; William (Tammy) King and James H. King of Springfield, Brian Forrest of Dayton, William and James mother; Peggy King, grandchildren; Kara King, James S. King, Jasmine Rice, Jayana King, Olivia King and Peggy Propst (Amanda Hooten), great grandchild; Aviah Jevedon, three sisters; Savanah Hall, Mary Ann (Buck) Blanton and Eunice Stapleton all of Paintsville, Kentucky and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister; Dorothy King and his parents. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday in the JONES - KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Moehn officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.  Published Springfield Ohio 11/12/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
LEMASTER, Ellis
1937-2008
Ellis "Tee" Lemaster, 71, of Columbus, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Doctors West Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Ellis was born in Johnson Co., Ky on January 2, 1937. He retired from Borden Milk Co. after 35 years and he worked several years as a Janitor for Westland Mall. Ellis is preceded in death by his parents Buell and Alley (Pennington) Lemaster, brothers Clyde, Kenneth, and Willis Lemaster. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rita Lemaster; daughters, Patricia (Andrew) Truss and Debbie Fleshman; granddaughter, Alyssa Lemaster; grandsons, Austin and Adam Eagle, and Michael Hammond; brothers, Wallace (Helen), and Darrell (Peggy) Lemaster; sisters, Lennie Fowler, Katherine (James) Cantrell, Martha Kimbleton, and Roxie Blevins. Ellis will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We feel our loss is Heaven's gain. The family will receive friends, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, November 9 at SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad St., where funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday. Interment Sunset Cemetery.  Columbus Ohio 11/8/2008 

   
LEMASTER Herma Lee (Preston)
1917-2008
Herma Lee (Preston) Lemaster, 91, homemaker and widow of James Leroy LeMaster passed away on Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at Bourbon Heights Nursing Home, Paris, KY. A Paintsville native born in 1917, she was the daughter of the late John Langley and Dolly Dixon Preston. She was predeceased by her sisters, Agnes Stambaugh, Iva Bailey, Dixie VanHoose and her brother, Heber Preston. Survivors include two sons, Jim (Drue) LeMaster, Paris, KY, Frank LeMaster (special friend, Marylou Robinson), Birchrunville, PA; and five grandsons, Justin LeMaster, Phoenix, AZ, Brennan and Alexander LeMaster, Birchrunville, PA, Chris and Preston LeMaster of Lexington and Paris. She is also survived by sisters, Erie Brown of Paintsville and Mary Margaret Lusk of Ashland; sisters-in-law, Flo Preston and Wilma Jane Tackett of Paintsville; and brother-in-law, Clifford VanHoose also of Paintsville. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A kind and loving friend, she was a dedicated member of Parkway Baptist Church and member of Bourbon County Parkway Homemakers. Funeral services will be at 10am Sat, Nov 8, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home in Paris, KY. Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation 5-8pm Fri at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 or Parkway Baptist Church, 1915 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40505. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Lexington Ky,. 11/6/2008

   
LEONARD, Willia Mae (Jones)
1933-2008
Willia Mae Leonard, 75, of Springfield, passed away at 12:57 AM Friday, November 28, 2008 in Community Hospital. She was born June 19, 1933 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Clarence and Susie (Dawson) Jones. Willia had been employed at TSA. Survivors include her husband of 51 years; Harry C. Leonard, three sons; Casey Leonard (Trish George), Jerry Leonard, Mark (Mary) Leonard, all of Springfield, five grandchildren; Christopher and Sean Leonard, Jeri Nicole Strope, Nicole Marie Fultz, Caitlyn Mae Leonard, one great grandson Nicholas and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers; William "Bill" Jones and Clarence Jones and her parents. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday in the JONES- KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor George Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.  Springfield Ohio  11/30/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
MARTIN, Maureen R. (Ratliff)
1923-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Maureen R. Martin, 85, of Martin, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 19, 1923, at Hi Hat, she was the daughter of the late Denzil and Lucy Walker Ratliff. She was a nurse at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, and a member of the First Assembly of God, Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Martin; a daughter, Judith Ann Lemaster; and two sisters, Marie Jones and Ella Mae Garnet. Survivors include a son, Stephen Franklin Martin of Martin; two daughters, Patricia Childers of Barboursville, W.Va. and Sherry Lynn Baldwin of Staffordsville; a sister, Eula Gray Adams of Davidsonville, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 17, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Lori Vannucci officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery, Martin, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008

   
MEADE, Karen Sue
1949-2008
Karen Sue Meade, 58, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Dec. 19, 1949, at Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Eunice Brown Meade. Survivors include a brother, Ronald B. Meade of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Ruth M. Houston of Albuquerque, N.M. and Kathleen Peot of New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Steve Williams officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
MOORE, Dixie (Lemaster)
1936-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m. at the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church for Dixie Moore, 72, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24 at her residence. Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 30, 1936 at Oil Springs, Ky., daughter of the late Robert and Esta Bayes Lemaster. She was a school cafeteria cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland Moore. Surviving are two sons, David (Wanda) Moore of Flat Gap, and James Moore of Allen, Ky.; two brothers, Elmo and Marvin Lemaster, both of Ohio; four sisters, Madge Coe, Maxie Finks, Barbara Simpson, and Debbie Lyons, all of Ohio; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by the Revs. Paul Preston and Jerry Ross, with burial following in the Moore Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-26-2008

   
MUSIC, James R.
1926-2008
Rev. James R. Music Sr., passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on November 10, 2008. He was born December 22, 1926 in Meally, KY to his parents, Melvin and Aggie Music. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Barbara Kay Music, sons Phil and David Music, grandson Jason Music, sister Sue Ferguson and brothers-in-law Jesse Blankenship and Al Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia; sons, James Music Jr., Jerry Music, Raymond (Dobie) Music, and Roger (Paula) Music; daughter, Kathy Music; brothers, Gilbert (Helen) Music, Frank (JoAnn) Music; sisters, Lorine Blankenship and Gussie "Tiny" Music; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Miss Nora, Deacon, and Miss Brown. Special thanks to Odyssey Hospice and Columbus West Park for their excellent care. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2008 at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2008. Interment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Rev. James Blankenship presiding. Columbus Ohio 11/13/2008  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
O'BRYANT, Harkless C Sr.
2008
Harkless C. O'Bryant, Sr. 87, of Troy went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 26, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents Ulysses and Emily Agnus Bryant; beloved aunt Ellen Castle; son James Michael OBryant; brothers Ray Bryant, Verlin Bryant, Ulysses Bryant, Jr, Larry Bryant, Roy Bryant, and James Harvey Bryant; sisters Lucille Bryant Blevins, Dorothy Mae Castle, and Lexie Bryant Bush. Hark is survived by his wife of 63 years 1 month and 21 days, Flossie Ellen Adams OBryant; children Harkless C. OBryant, Jr. and Sharron Short; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brothers Curtis Bryant and Earl Byrant; sisters Dot Bryant Adams and Bertha Bryant Davis; a host of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church in Thelma, KY. Hark was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. with service in WWII and a retiree of GH&R Foundry. Funeral services will be held 12:30PM Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 3151 Annabelle Dr, Kettering. Rev. Harry Neal Frisby and Rev. Paul Wayne Browning will be officiating. Family will receive friends from 11:00- 12:30PM Saturday prior to services at the church.

  
OSBORNE, Sandra Lynn (Pennington)
1957-2008
Sandra Lynn Pennington Osborne, 51, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. Born June 17, 1957, in Piqua, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle Hamilton Pennington. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Heather Kelly of Martha; a son, Eric Osborne of Flat Gap; a sister, Kathy Fyffe of Flat Gap; two brothers, Tim Pennington of Jackson and Kenny Pennington of Hager Hill; six grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in Pennington Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
PERKINS, Malverie Ann
1955-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home for Malverie Ann Perkins, 53, of Owingsville, Ky., who passed away Monday, Nov. 24 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Perkins was born July 22, 1955 in Knott County, Ky., daughter of Norvel Tackett and the late Flora Isaacs Tackett. She was a social worker. Surviving are her husband, Glen Perkins of Owingsville; two sons, Norvel Perkins of Dayton, Ohio, and Glen Perkins of Owingsville; three brothers, John and Leo Tackett, both of Pike County, Ky., and Lester Tackett of Dorton, Ky.; two sisters, Ruby Perkins of Paintsville, Ky., and Lynn Tucker of Virgie, Ky. The service will be officiated by Steve Rose, with burial in the Salyers Family Cemetery at Salyersville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday 11-28-2008

   
ROWLAND, Ruth (Preston)
1928-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. at the Westside Chapel Funeral Home for Ruth P. Rowland, 80, of Morristown, Tenn., who passed away Sunday, Nov. 16 at Heritage Center. Mrs. Rowland was born in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Hubert and Sallie Preston. She was a member of the Tomahawk Free Will Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Rowland; two daughters, Sallie Annetta Williams, and Betty Jane Rowland; one son, Lonnie Charles Rowland; and her brother, Ernest Preston. Surviving are her children, Stoney (Marie) Rowland, Rocky Rowland (and his companion, Eva Sparks), Hanna Williams, Randy (Kathy) Rowland, and Tonya Renae Rowland; three step-daughters, Inez Lee (Ervin) Fannin, Angel (John) Taylor, and Lotey Smith; and 22 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren. Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Westside Chapel Funeral Home of Morristown. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-19-2008

     
RUCKER, Paul Edward
1945-2008
OHIO Paul Edward Rucker, 63, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Huber Heights. Born July 7, 1945, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Wayne and Agnus Jasper Rucker. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Snider. Survivors include a brother, Wayne Rucker Jr., of Paintsville; and three sisters, Ruth Ann Wilson of Estero, Fla., Sarah Roberts of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Helen Burden of Otway, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, with Charles Heater officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov 2008

   
SAGRAVES, Vinelia M (Rose)
1928-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Vinelia Mae Rose Sagraves, 80, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her residence. Born Feb. 7, 1928, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Salyer and Roy Rose. She was a merchant and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodroow Sagraves. Survivors include Danny Sagraves of Maysville; a brother, Edwin Rose of Flat Gap; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Harry Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008

   
SAYLOR, Christine
1947-2008
Christine Saylor, 60, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Nov. 27, at her residence. Born Dec. 20, 1947, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Modie Fletcher Saylor and the late Harrison Saylor. She was of the Church of God faith. Survivors include a son, Robert Lee Saylor of Ivyton; four brothers, Silas Saylor, Elmer Ray Saylor and Dallas Saylor, all of Salyersville, and Ralph Saylor of Michigan; five sisters, Genevieve Hackworth, Evelyn Hicks, Bonnie Howard and Thelma Gasparac, all of Salyersville, and Alma Jackson of Paintsville; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 1, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Cole, Arthur Cole, and Herman Robertson officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Mash Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy New Dec. 2008

   
SKAGGS, Arvin
1921-2008
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky., for Arvin Skaggs, 87, of Flat Gap, Ky., who passed away Saturday, Nov. 22 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Skaggs was born May 30, 1921 at Barnrock, Ky., son of the late Andrew Edward and Ova Kelly Skaggs. He was a retired teacher with the Johnson County School system. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Arlie and Freeman Skaggs. Surviving are his wife, Marie Wallin Skaggs; his sister, Arlene Skaggs of Flat Gap; one niece, Alice Kestner; and one great nephew, Cody Kestner. The service was officiated by the Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Harold Salyer, with burial in the Skaggstown Church Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-26-2008

  
SLONE, Elmo Dewey
1924-2008
Elmo Dewey Slone, 84, of Hager Hill, died Monday, Nov. 24, at Mt. View Health Care, Elkhorn City. Born April 25, 1924, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jasper and Monnie Lemaster Slone. He was in the tire business. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joene Huff Slone, in 1989; and a son, Keith Slone. Survivors include his wife, Gaynelle Melvin Slone of Hager Hill; a son, Kenneth R. Slone of Hager Hill; and three grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, with James Kelly Caudill officiating, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
SMITH, Norma Jean (Johnson)
1947-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Norma Jean Johnson Smith, 60, of East Point, died Friday, Nov. 7, at her residence. Born Dec. 30, 1947, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Anna Louise Robinson Johnson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ben Smith of East Point; a daughter, Kim Williams of East Point; three brothers, Jerry Johnson of Hager Hill, Chuck Johnson of Wayne, W.Va. and Billy Johnson of Jenny's Creek; a sister, Cheryl McCloud of Gloucester, Va.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanery and Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008

   
SPARKS, Lillian (Daniels)
1927-2008
Lillian Daniels SPARKS, 81, of Xenia, OH passed away November 1, 2008, at Greenewood Manor. She was born February 25, 1927, in Paintsville, KY, the daughter of James and Mary Jane Castle Daniels. She was a member of the Dayton Avenue Baptist Church, and retired in 1989 from Rinks Department Store. She is survived by a daughter and son- in-law, Deborah J. and Charles Lamb, four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry F. and Lynn SPARKS, Gary S. and Holly SPARKS, Barry K. and Marla SPARKS, and Timothy R. and Stacy SPARKS, all of Xenia, OH, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Tom Daniels, London, OH, and Bob Daniels, Marysville, OH and by a sister- in-law, Alma Daniels, Marysville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Talmage F. Sparks, July 20, 2003, and by six brothers. Services will be held at 11 a.m. November 4, 2008, at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with Pastor Dan Jordan officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH, 45420.

   
SPENCER, Thomas H.
2008
Thomas H.Spencer, 79, went home to be with his Lord on November 1, 2008. Born in Johnson County, KY, the son of Cyrus and Dosha Spencer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth; son, Ron and Pati Spencer; Lori Spencer-Runyon and her husband Keith, all of Columbus; daughter, Renae and Bruce Riffle of Leon, WV. He also is survived by his granddaughter, "his baby" who shares his birthday, Rachel Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and six brothers-in-law. Survived by one brother and four sisters. Tom worked 27 years at White Westinghouse and was a groundskeeper for MATCO Industries. He and Ruth attended the Canaan Land Free Will Baptist Church, Grove City, Ohio. The family would like to thank Mt. Carmel Hospice and Dr. Tarek Chidiac for their outstanding care. A celebration of Tom's life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the RADER-MCDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson. Family and friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Georgesville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ruth for Tom's monument fund. Columbus Ohio 11/2/2008  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
SPRADLIN, Charlotte (Zorns)
1955-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Nov. 28, 2:30 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Charlotte Spradlin, 53, of Louisa, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25 at her residence. Mrs. Spradlin was born June 22, 1955 in Logan County, W.Va., daughter of the late Robert Arms and Loretta Zorns. Surviving are her husband, Michael Spradlin of Louisa; three sons, Shane Robert Spradlin of Paintsville, Michael Ray Spradlin Jr. of Anchorage, Ak., and Jason Nathaniel Spradlin of Louisa; two daughters, Anna Marie Spradlin of Clifford, Ky., and Jessica Lynn Thornsbury of Louisa; one brother, Robert Arms of Ohio; three sisters, Sharon and Karen Arms, both of Dayton, OHio, and Marlyn Grass of Van Lear, Ky.; and four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Jimmy Price, with burial following in the Paint Valley Memorial Gardens at Crockett, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday 11-28-2008

   
TRAVIS, Barbara E. (Jennings)
1932-2008
Barbara E. Travis, age 76 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday November 15, 2008. She was born July 14, 1932 in Van Lear, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Press and Maude (Bell) Jennings. Barbara was employed with the U.S. Government in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB, retiring in 1992 after 33 years of service. Following retirement she owned and operated a construction cleaning business. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and attending her great-grandchildren’s ball games. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her former husband, Linzie Travis, Jr. in 1993; a son, Linzie Steven Travis in 1962; son-in-law, Michael R. Bellew; and five brothers, Roger, Paul, Robert, Press Jr., and Douglas Jennings. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Bellew of Fairborn; two sons, Danny Travis of Fairborn, Mike Travis of Xenia; nine grandchildren, Jeannie VanDerWissel and husband Ryan of Jamestown, Sunday Grinnell of Fairborn, Shelby Travis of Urbana, Brittany Travis of Urbana, Tammy Travis of Xenia, Crystal Payton of Xenia, Jessica Travis of Fairborn, Olivia Travis of Xenia, Michael Travis of Xenia; great-grandchildren, Ariell and Alex VanDerWissell, Linzie Grinnell, Dominic Travis, as well as numerous other great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Jennings of Virginia; a sister, Shelby McLaughlin of Lebanon, Ohio; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and loving friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday November 19, 2008 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.,=2 0Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday November 20, 2008 at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Ancil Carter officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
VANDERPOOL, Kenneth Ray "Kenny"
1960-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kenneth Ray (Kenny) Vanderpool, 48, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 17, 1960, at Battle Creek, Mich., he was the son of Vivian Scott Vanderpool of Garrett and the late Paul M. Vanderpool. He was a member of the Concord Independence Church, Hager Hill. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Jones Vanderpool of Paintsville; three sons, Welsey Paul Vanderpool of Denver, Colo., Jonathan Ewing Vanderpool of Hueysville and Kenneth Brian Vanderpool of Berea; three step-sons, Ronnie Adkins Jr. and Jesse Adkins, both of Hueysville, and Randall Adkins of Prestonsburg; a brother, Roger Dale Vanderpool of Harrodsburg, Ohio; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Friday, Nov. 7, at Concord Independence Church, Hager Hill, with Steve Rose officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery, Garrett, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008

  
VANHOOSE, Vonda (Castle)
1915-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Vonda Castle VanHoose, 93, of Nippa, Ky., who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. VanHoose was born May 27, 1915 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Conn Castle and Beulah Akers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Estill “Yeller” VanHoose. Surviving are two sons, Edgar “Dick” (Patty) VanHoose of Paintsville, and Ernest “Ernie” (Norma Jean) VanHoose of Denver, Ky.; one daughter, Alice Jewell VanHoose Stambaugh of Nippa; two sisters, Ruth Mucklow of Wiley Branch, Ky., and Numa Daniels of Nippa; and seven grandchildren and several great- and great-great-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 Friday Nov.21 2008

  
WARD, William E.
1949-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — William E. Ward, 59, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Nov. 6, at the V.A. Facility, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 20, 1949, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Herman and Minnie Endicott Ward. He was a maintenance worker, a member of Inez Missionary Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Katrina Ward of Flat Gap; two sons, Joseph Brian Ward of Staffordsville and William E. Ward II of Paintsville; and a sister, Geneva Crum of Van Lear. Graveside services were Sunday, Nov. 9, at Saltwell Cemetery, Inez, with Lloyd Ward Jr. officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Nov.14 2008

  
WELLS, Dennis
1930-2008
OHIO — Dennis Wells, 78, of Owensville, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hillcrest Manor, Owensville. Born June 8, 1930, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Herbert D. and Ella Davis Wells. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Fields Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2008



 
 
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BALDWIN, David S.
1936-2008
David S. Baldwin 69, of South Charleston passed away Wednesday evening, December 31, 2008 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center-East High Campus. He was born February 16, 1939 in Oil Springs, Kentucky, the son of Sherman D. and Olga (Picklesimer) Baldwin. David work as a meat cutter at A&P Grocery and retired from Navistar in 1996 with 34 ½ years of service. He was a member of the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, and avid gardener and a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandpa. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Judy (Dean) Baldwin; one daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Rick Bissaillon of Beavercreek, Ohio; one son and daughter- in-law, Chuck and Johanna Baldwin of Springfield; one sister, Phyllis Greene of Loveland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Joe (Nicole) Bissaillon of Maineville, Ohio, Mike Bissaillon of Beavercreek, Ohio, Krystal, Alycia, Shayna and Sierra Ann Baldwin of Springfield and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Rita Kay and Karen Sue Baldwin. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2009 from 2-8 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service in the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 2650 Hilldale Road, Springfield, Ohio with Reverend James Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 1/2/2009  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BALDWIN, James Lawrence
1940-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — James Lawrence Baldwin, 68, of Leander, died Monday, Dec. 1, at his residence. Born Nov. 29, 1940, at Oil Springs, he was the son of the late Marion and Fannie Jane Wheeler Baldwin. He was a carpenter in construction. Survivors include his wife, Annetta Blair Baldwin of Leander; a son, Mark Blair Baldwin of Leander; a daughter, Melissa Ann Lemaster of Ghent; a brother, Donald Baldwin of Oil Springs; a sister, Anna Baldwin of Oil Springs; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 4, at Little Paint United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with James R. Blair, Johnny Curtis, Don Neeley, and James D. Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.05 2008

 
BLAIR, Gertrude (Johnson)
1918-2008
Gertrude Blair, 90, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Laura Ellen Flannery Johnson. She was a member of the Concord Independent Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Blair, in 1994. Survivors include Alice Fyffe of Keaton and Rita Sue Cline of Lowmansville; several grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 6, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim Bevins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec. 2008

   
BLANTON, Cindy L. (Prater)
1963-2008
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m. at the Rock House Free Will Baptist Church for Cindy L. Prater Blanton, 45, of Pikeville, Ky., who passed away Monday, Dec. 29 at Pikeville Nursing Home. Ms. Blanton was born April 3, 1963 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Robert and Cleo Little Prater. She was a district manager with Wendy’s. Surviving are one son, Cpl. Jesse W. Blanton U.S.M.C., Richlands, N.C.; one daughter, Meagan V. Blanton of Oil Springs, Ky.; one brother, Robert J. Prater Jr., and one sister, Michelle Osborne, both of Marion, Ohio. The service was officiated by Richard Williams, with burial in the Little Family Cemetery at Hager Hill, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.09 2009

    
BLEVINS, George Wade
1927-2008
George Wade Blevins, 81, husband of Jeri Blevins of Westwood, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. George was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Johnson County, to the late William Worth and Lennie Mae Stamper Blevins. He was a retired truck driver and had previously owned a coal dredging business. He was of the Southern Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Blevins and Ottie Farmer Blevins. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Geraldine “Jeri” Ann Sears Blevins of Westwood; a son, George Richard “Rick” (Bonnie Sue) Blevins of Russell; six daughters, Karen Arlene (Harold “Bud”) Ferguson of Russell, Janet Carol Adornetto of Buffalo, N.Y., Sylvia Wadene (Lee) Virgin of Westwood, Rhonda Dale (Larry Joe) Copley of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Deena Lavonn Maio of Roanoke, Va., and Marti Robinette (Nick) Martsch of Rupert, Idaho; four sisters, Lula (Bill) Adkins of Paintsville, Ella (Vage) Guaze of Inez, Bonnie (Cletus) Webb, of Catlettsburg and Jerri Tackett of Staffordsville; two brothers, Jimmy (Ilene) Blevins of St. Marie, Idaho, and Harry (Diane) Blevins of North Carolina; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour before services Saturday at t he funeral home. Ashland,KY  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BOCOCK, Judith Kay (Collins)
1964-2008
Judith Kay Collins Bocook,44, of Paintsville, passed away Friday morning at her residence. Judy was born Nov 7, 1964 in Paintsville to the late Marion and Reathel Collins. Judy was preceded in death by one sister, Jannie Kennard. Judy is survived by her husband, Dewey Bocook, Jr.; one step-son, Dewey "Bo" Bocook III of Paintsville, KY; one brother, Clifford Collins of Johnson County, KY; five sisters, Melinda Salmons of Fort Gay, WV, Maudie Bryant of SC, Barbara Meade, June Davis and Patricia Collins all of Johnson County, KY; and two step-grandchildren, Preston and Macy Upthegrove. Judy was the Manager of Advancement at Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Prestonsburg Campus. Memorial service will be 11am Tueday in the Chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6pm until 9pm Mon at Jones- Preston Funeral Home. "CREMATED"  Publisher in Lexington Ky. 12/29/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BOOTH, Evelene (Stapleton)
1928-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Evelene Booth, 80, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 25, at her residence. Born Dec. 14, 1928, at Whitehouse, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Goldie Ramey Stapleton. She was a sales clerk for Ben Franklin Store and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Booth; a daughter, Linda Booth; four brothers, Francis Stapleton, Hershell Jarrell, Bill Jarrell, and Wesley Jarrell; and three sisters, Elizabeth McCoy, Idella Stapleton, and Melinda Wiley. Survivors include a son, Jackie Marion Booth of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Joyce Carroll of Prestonsburg; four sisters, Bertha Cline of Prestonsburg, Dolly Kendrick and Jean Hurd, both of Michigan, and Lillian Smith of Florida; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, a step-great-grandchild; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 28, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bobby Carpenter and Carl Woods officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jan 2009

    
BURNS, Pansey Marie (Honeycutt)
1942-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Pansey Marie Burns, 66, of Prestonsburg, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Prestonsburg Health Care Center in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Burns was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Floyd County, Ky., daughter of the late Valentine and Cora Letha Herrington Honeycutt. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Malcolm, Dallas, Arville, Rondale and Albert; and six sisters, Caroline, Gladys, Erma, Thelma, Elma and Alma. Surviving are two sons, Paul and James Burns of Akron, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. The service will be officiated by Steve Rose, with burial in the Webb Family Cemetery at Daniels Creek. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.19 2008

    
BUTCHER, Daniel R.
1955-2008
Daniel R. "Danny" Butcher, 53, of Tutor Key, died Sunday, Dec. 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 1, 1955, at Paintsville, he was the son of Glenn R. Butcher of Tutor Key and the late Mary Sue Daniel Butcher. He was a coal/sand dredger. Survivors include three daughters, JoBeth Butcher of Hueysville, Jennifer Butcher of Thelma, and Jessica Butcher of Van Lear; a brother, Kenneth "Kenny" Butcher of Nippa; a sister, Nancye Daniels of Tutor Key; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.26 2008


    
CASEBOLT, Alma
1914-2008
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. at the Hindman Funeral Services for Alma Casebolt, 95, of Larkslane, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Jan. 18 at her residence. Surviving are 10 children, locally one son, Forest (Jewell) Casebolt of Williamsport, Ky.; one sister; and 29 grandchildren and a host of great- grandchildren. The service was officiated by Joe Scott and Clyde “Bud” Wicker, with burial in the Casebolt Cemetery at Larkslane. Courtesy of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2008

    
CASTLE, Bobbie J.
1979-2008
Bobbie (B.J.) Jean Castle, 29, of Louisa, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Louisa. B.J. was born March 31, 1979, in Paintsville. She was the daughter of Bobby Castle and the late Karen Dixon. She was a homemaker. In additon to her father, B.J. was survived by her daughter, Jadden Castle of Louisa; maternal grandmother, Joyce Dixon of Louisa; and a sister, Judy Dusek of San Angelos, Texas. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial followed in Dixon Cemetery, Meades Branch Road in Louisa, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

   
CONLEY, Everett Fishel
1920-2008
Everett Fishel Conley, 88, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 5, 1920, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Everett M. and Suna McKenzie Conley. He was a water well driller and a U.S. World War II Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jewell Butler and Lucille Daniels; and a brother, Keith Conley. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Auxier Conley of Hager Hill; a son, Kenneth Conley of Oil Springs; three daughters, Doris Hughes of West Van Lear, Joyce Preston and Donna Taylor, both of Hager Hill; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Aaron Davis, Dave Flanery and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

    
CONLEY, Joseph Eugene ‘Joe’
1962-2008
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph Eugene “Joe” Conley, 46, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, Dec. 11 at his residence. Mr. Conley was born Sept. 15, 1962 in Fayetteville, S.C., son of Wallace M. and Betty Jo Pelphrey Conley of Riceville, Ky. He was business owner with Conley Tire and Kawasaki Dealership. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Kerri Meade Conley of Paintsville; two sons, Joshua and Alex Conley, both of Paintsville; one daughter, Kassandra Conley of Cambridge, Mass.; one brother, Chris (Chastity) Conley of Paintsville; one sister, Sallee Conley (Winfred) Holbrook of Paintsville; father-and mother-in- law, Curtis (Maddie) Meade of Van Lear, Ky.; brother-in-law, Kevin Meade of Hager Hill, Ky.; and one nephew and one niece. The service was officiated by Joe Scott and Jimmy Price, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.17 2008

   
CONLEY, Wanda (VanHoose)
1946-2008
Wanda Conley, 62, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at her residence. Born Aug. 20, 1946, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Rushie Church VanHoose. She was a restaurant cook supervisor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Conley, in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Laparsha Warnock of Flemingsburg and Ronnie Webb of Van Lear; a son, Tommy Conley of Oil Springs; a brother, Johnny Ray VanHoose of Salyersville; three sisters, Lois Jordan of Salyersville, Donna Sue Prince of Louisa, and Doris Ross of West Liberty; 6 grandchildren; and four step- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, with Charles Blanton Jr. and Paul Dean Meade officiating. Visitation will be all day, Friday, Dec. 5, and until service time on Saturday, at the church. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.05 2008

   
CONLEY, Woodford
1926-2008
Woodford Conley, 82, died December 9, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Born in Magoffin County, November 21, 1926, he was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Audrey Conley; his sister, Gladys Greene; and two brothers, Morris and Winford Conley. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Audrey Conley, Lexington; two daughters, Sandra L. Conley, Alexandria, Va. and Deborah S. Howe of Lexington; and one dearly beloved grandson, Rudy Woodford Conley, Alexandria; and brother and sister, Luther and Judy Conley, and many nieces, nephews, friends and cousins. He attended Salyersville High School and St. Helena’s Business School in Louisville. He served in the Marines during World War II and was in the battle of Iwo Jima. After the war, he drove a bus for his father and The Conley Bus Lines before starting Capitol Tire Company – a business that he owned and operated by 50 years. He was a member of the TBC planning board, a Mason and a Shriner. An avid golfer, he belonged to Spring Valley Golf Club and was a past member of the Rotary. He belonged to Second Presbyterian Church of Lexington, and at one time was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Visitation will be Thursday, December 11, from 5 p.m-8 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church, Paintsville, Friday, December 12 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, Ky. Casket bearers are Miles Howe, Ken Hatfield, Carl Lewis, Mike Lindsey, Charles Conley, and David Conley. Honorary casket bearers are Ray Kleine, Herman Bolin, Mark Maggard, Henry Mayo, Larry Herald and Mike Tackett, Steven Conley, Jason Conley, Paul Greene and Tim Herald. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass. A memorial service will be at the Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington at a later date. Ministers – The Right Reverend Dr. Richard A. Tatum, and Pastor Don Barnett. Funeral services are under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.12 2008

   
CRUM, Rudolph
1915-2008
Rudolph Crum, 93, of Stambaugh, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 19, 1915, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Millard Jackson and Sola Burchett Crum. He was a pipe fitter/carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Murvel Stambaugh Crum, in 1989; and a son, Rudy Crum. Survivors include a son, James Anthony Crum of Sedalia; two daughters, Pamela Chander of Stambaugh, and Diana Powell of Kettering, Ohio; two sisters, Eddith Brown of Stambaugh and Janie Elizabeth Hill of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott and Homer Picklesimer officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

    
DILLS, George T.
1929-2008
Graveside services will be conducted today, Wed., Dec. 31, 11 a.m. at the Brandon Cemetery for George T. Dills, 79, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 20 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Mr. Dills was born July 14, 1929 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late John and Eula Scarbury Dills. He was also preceded in death by his triplet sisters. He was retired from Capital Manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo (Cantrell) Dills of Mount Vernon; one daughter, Stephanie (Eugene) Traxler of Mount Vernon; one son, Mark Dills of Riviera Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Johnny (Edna) Dills of McCarther, Ohio, and Roger (Carolyn) Dills of Sunbury, Ohio; two sisters, Betty (Louie) Salyer of Sunbury, and Brenda Reed of Columbus; and three grandchildren, Jesse (Hollie) and Jordan (Philicia) Peden, and Cahlin Dills; and one great-grandson, Kaleb Peden. The service will be officiated by Evanglist Dave Jones. Arrangements under the direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.31 2008

   
ENDICOTT, Alexis Faye
2008-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Alexis Faye Endicott, infant, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort. Born Nov. 17, 2008, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of Jonathan and Sasha Endicott of Prestonsburg. Survivors include a sister, Alyssa Endicott of Prestonsburg; grandparents, James Endicott and Gail Endicott, both of Prestonsburg, Dollie Pennix of Magoffin County, and Vada Martin and James Music, both of Auxier; and great- grandparents, Patricia Blanton and Robert Helton, both of Magoffin County, and Brenda West of Georgetown. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 3, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Jervis Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.08 2009

   
FRANKLIN, Bertha (Davis)
1927-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY —Bertha Franklin, 81, of Thealka, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 12, 1927, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma Colvin Davis. She was a cook with the Johnson County School System and a member of the Tom's Creek United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Franklin, in 1979. Survivors include two sons, Carl Michael Franklin of Florida and James Marion Franklin of Texas; a daughter, Rebecca Wells of Thealka; a brother, William Arthur Davis of Flatwoods; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 3, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Kevin Collins and Rick Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Franklin Family Cemetery, Thealka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.08 2009

   
GEORGE, Emma Jean
1922-2008
Emma Jean George, 86, of Springfield, died Friday afternoon, December 26, 2008 in Springfield Regional Medical Center, East High Campus. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on January 5, 1922 the daughter of Daniel and Esta M. (Brown) George. Emma retired from International Steel Wool after 26 years of service. She was a former member of Maiden Lane Church of God. She is survived by two nephews, Mike (Leslie) Slye and Dan Slye, both of Springfield; a great niece, Hannah Slye; two great nephews, Timothy and Dustin Slye; and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ivon Slye, and a brother, Frank George. Emma's funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME with Charles Miller officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.  Springfield Ohio 12/28/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
GEORGE, Sophia (Murray)
1919-2008
LAWRENCE COUNTY — Sophia George, 89, of Louisa, went to be with her Heavenly Father Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008. She was born Sept. 11, 1919, at Whitehouse, the daughter of the late Bethley and Katie Katherine Kitchen Murray. Sophia was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, friend and UK basketball fan. She was a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church; her purpose in life was serving her Lord and Savior, and sharing her faith with others. All of those that knew her were comforted by her life of prayer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lundie George; granddaughter, Crystal Gene' Jackson; grandson, Gerald Michael George; five brothers, Arbie, Emmitt, Gaylord, Willard and Ernest Murray; four sisters, Carma Wiley, Lucy Mae Akers, Lola George, and Serilda Borders. Survivors include three children, Lundie Gerald George (Charlotte) of Prestonsburg, Kathy Hill of Louisa, and Gwinn Jackson (James) of Louisa; two grandsons, Joseph Shawn Hill of Louisville and Jason Eric George of Prestonsburg; five great- grandchildren, Hayley and Brant George, Teganne, Ethan, and Jolie Hill; and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today, Friday Dec. 19, at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. James Kelly Caudill and Rev. John Debord officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund or church of your choice. Funeral arrangements under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

   
GIVEN, Violet Banks Robinson
1924-2008
Violet Banks Robinson Givens, of San Marcos, Texas, who was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Meally, Ky., to Alice Hannah and Elzie Banks, died Tuesday, Dec. 2. She attended elementary school in Johnson County and graduated from Meade Memorial High School in Williamsport, Ky. She attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington and the University of Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in general studies at the Heidelberg University Germany in June 1961. She was married to Lt. Samuel Fleming Robinson U.S. Army Aug. 11,1943. They had one daughter Jonnee. He was killed at Sadmak North Korea on Sept. 18, 1951. She married Lt. Col. Montgomery D. Givens, USAF on Feb. 2 1953. They had one daughter Teresa. While living in England, Violet volunteered as a Red Cross Grey Lady, Red Cross Social Services Coordinator, American Girl Scouts neighborhood trainer, and as liaison with the British Girl Guides. In Germany she volunteered as a Grey Lady at the military hospital in Weisbaden. As a freelance journalist she worked as a reporter and feature writer. She wrote for the Lexington (Ky.) Herald- Leader, the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and the Sumter (S.C.) Daily Item. She wrote short stories and essays that were published in many literary magazines. Her book of poetry, Singings of the Damned, was published in 1968. In addition to her writing she was active in social and civic causes, serving on the Governor of Ohio task force on juvenile justice, affordable housing for the elderly, and drug and substance abuse. She volunteered at a crisis drug center at Ohio State University Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins commissioned her a Colonel in the honorable order of Kentucky Colonels. Returning to the University of Kentucky in 1966 she completed studies for her teaching certificate and taught Head Start at the Micasoux Indian Reservation in Hollywood and Winter Park, Fla. She taught 4th grade at Shaw AFB Elementary School, ninth and eleventh grade English and American history and tenth and twelfth grade government and American literature. In Albany, Ohio she taught seventh and eighth grades. She was a member of St. Stephen Episcopal Church, Terre Haute, IN. She served on the Bishop Venture in Mission committees as well as the vestry at St. John Episcopal Church in Butte, Mont. While living in Texas she served on various committees for Treasure of the Hills senior citizens organization and edited its monthly newsletter. She studied art at the University of South Carolina and in England and Germany and exhibited her work in various juried shows there, as well as in the U.S. An extensive traveler she lived in England, Germany and Amman, Jordan and visited all of the continents, and all fifty states in the U.S. She leaves two daughters Jonnee Lynn Robinson Western and her husband Dr. Arthur Boyd Western of Terre Haute, Ind. and Teresa Coleman Givens Stankiewicz and her husband Richard E. Stankiewicz of San Marcos, Texas; one granddaughter Dr. Sara Western Bennett and her husband Jason Bennett of Evansville, Ind.; two grandsons, Douglas Western, Terre Haute Ind. and Mical Stankiewicz, San Marcos, Texas. One granddaughter preceded her in death, Teresa Western DeLay, married to Ben DeLay of Phoenix, Ariz., who gave Violet two great grandsons, Bradley DeLay and Sammie DeLay of Phoenix, Ariz. She is survived by her sister Velma Banks Arrowood of Meally, Ky., and her brother Carl Banks and his wife Marsha of Orange Park, Fla. Burial services will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 29 at 2 pm. Friends and family are asked to assemble at the Arlington National Cemetery administration offices at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to CTMC Hospice Care, 1315 IH 35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.10 2008

    
HARRELL, Betty Sue (Watkins)
1951-2008
Betty Sue Harrell, 57, of Wabash, Indiana died at 5:50 A.M. Thursday, December 25, 2008 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born September 25, 1951 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Rondle and Jewel (Collins) Watkins. Betty married Jerry L. Harrell at the Dora Christian Church in Wabash County, Indiana on October 4, 1969. She was a 1970 graduate of Northfield High School and owned and operated Betty's Boutique in Wabash since 1981. She was a member of the Eagles, Moose, American Legion, and VFW Auxiliaries, all of Wabash. Betty loved to play bingo and bowl, and was a member of several Wabash Bowling Leagues. She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Harrell of Wabash; two sons, Jeremy (April) Harrell of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Jason (Jamie Degitz) Harrell of Wabash; four grandchildren, Braden Harrell and Kaya Harrell, both of Hendersonville, and Taylor Harrell and Ashton Faust, both of Wabash; and two brothers, Ronnie (Betty) Watkins of Wabash, and Donnie (Dawn) Watkins of Galveston, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, Indiana. Friends may call 2-6pm Sunday at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home Wabash, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
HENSLEY, Evelyn (Blair)
1939-2008
Evelyn Hensley, 69, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at her residence. Born April 20, 1939, at Staffordsville, she was the daughter of the late Chalmer and Venice Webb Blair. She was the owner of Hensley Mobile Home Parts. Survivors include her husband, Bill Hensley of Paintsville; and two brothers, Benny Blair of Staffordsville and Robert Blair of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Anthony Castle officiating. Burial will be in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday, 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.05 2008

    
HINKLE, Chester
1936-2008
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Chester Hinkle, 72, of Adrian, Mich., formerly of Johnson County, Ky., who passed away Sunday, Dec. 7 in Adrian. Mr. Hinkle was born Feb. 9, 1936 in Mingo County, W.Va., son of Chester Hinkle and Minnie Alice Justice Price. Surviving are two brothers, Woods Price of Monrovia, Md., and Robert Price of Waynesville, Mo. The service was officiated by James Roger VanHoose, with burial in the Boyd Cemetery at White House, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.17 2008

   
HORN, Mitchell Horn Jr.
1951-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Mitchell Horn Jr., 57, of Tomahawk, Ky., who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10. Mr. Horn was born Sept. 24, 1951 in Martin County, Ky., son of the late Mitchell Sr. and Lilly Belle Testerman Horn. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilda Boggs. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Fraley Horn of Tomahawk; one son, Larry (Jennifer) Horn of Ulysses, Ky.; three brothers, Keith, Jack and Jimmy Horn, all of Tomahawk; six sisters, Debra Dalton of Columbus, Ohio, Glenda Bond of Florida, Sue Fyffe of Piketon, Ohio, Rose Howell and Dorothy Crum, both of Inez, Ky., and Sharon Smith of Ulysses; and four grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Paul Schmidt, with burial following in the Horn Family Cemetery at Tomahawk. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.12 2008

   
HORNE, Mae (Ratliff)
1952-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY —Mae Horne, 56, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born May 13, 1952, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Leander and Ella Mae Vanhoose Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by a son, Luke Horne; and a grandson, Lucas Lee Horne Jr. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Horne Jr.; a son, Neal Cody Horne of Denver; four daughters, Janie Mae Ward, Sharon Lynn Vanhoose, and Elizabeth Meadows, all of Denver, and Carolyn Ann Horne of Beauty; three brothers, Edward Lee Ratliff, Charlie Ratliff, and Billy Ratliff, all of Denver; five sisters, Brenda Joy Spears of Flat Gap, Linda Fay Blair, Glenna Pennington and Wanda Blair, all of Denver, and Leonia Hannah of Riceville; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 3, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.08 2009

   
HORNE, Terry Lee
1954-2008
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Terry Lee Horne, 54, of Boons Camp, Ky., who passed away Friday, Dec. 12 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Horne was born Sept. 5, 1954 son of the late Cecil and Pauline Crum Horne. He was a self-employed auto repairman. Surviving are his wife, Adele Marie Barber Horne of Boons Camp; one son, Terry Wayne Horne of Inez, Ky.; one daughter, Katherine Horne of Inez; two brothers, Glen Horne of Inez, and Arlen Cook of Beauty, Ky.; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bob Damron, with burial following in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.19 2008

   
HOWARD, JoAnn (Nelson)
1930-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — JoAnn Howard, 78, of East Point, died Saturday, Dec. 27. Born July 17, 1930, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Violet Bradley Nelson. Survivors include her husband, Reuben Howard of East Point; a son, Timothy J. Howard of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Debra Hall of East Point; a brother, Fred Charles Nelson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Earlene Daniels of East Point; a grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Little Paint Church of God. Burial was in Howard-Combs Cemetery, Little Paint, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.02 2009

    
KEETON, James "Jim" Farrell
1953-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — James "Jim" Farrell Keeton, 55, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Mountain Manor of Paintsville. Born Jan. 22, 1953, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Boyd and Vicie Skaggs Keeton. He was a sanitation worker. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vicie Ann Keeton. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lynn Salyers Keeton of Paintsville; a son, James Farrell Keeton Jr. of Blaine; four daughters, Barbie Howard of Salyersville, Tammy Sprinkles of Ohio, Jenny Howard of Kentucky, and Juanita Proctor of Huntington, W.Va.; three brothers, Darrell Keeton of Blaine, Edward Joe Keeton of Sitka, and John Ray Keeton of Georgia; two sisters, Maddie Crum of Blaine and Addie Simmons of Sitka; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert McDavid and Farley Howard officiating. Burial was in Hannah Family Cemetery, Middle Fork of Jenny's Creek, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan 2009

    
KENNARD, Mason Bradley
2008-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mason Bradley Kennard, 4 days old, died Sunday, Dec. 14, at Lexington. Born Dec. 10, at Lexington, he was the infant son of Scott Anthony and Mary Ann Maynard. Survivors include a brother, Anthony Maynard of Thelma; two sisters, Marisa Vance and Autumn Vance, both of Paintsville; and grandparents, Rick Kennard, Debbie Sowards and Maxie Kennard. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Kennard Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.17 2008

    
KERNS, Kenneth H.
1941-2008
Herman Kerns passed away suddenly on December 19, 2008 at age 67. He was born on November 13, 1941 in Paintsville, KY. Kenneth was a 1960 graduate from South High School in Columbus, OH. He proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1963-1965. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Clarence and Ella Kerns, brothers Howard, James, Jack, and Richard Kerns, sisters Jessie Eigensee, and Neva Brown, and Doris Kerns. He is survived by brother, Ray D. (Madge) Kerns of Reynoldsburg, OH; sisters, Grace (Bryan) Barber of Paintsville, KY and Ruth Maddox of Scott Depot, WV; sister-in-law, Marcelene Kerns; and many loving nieces and nephews. At his family's request, services will be held privately. Arrangements in care of SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH. Columbus Ohio 12/21/2008 

    
LEMASTER, Kenton Randall Cace
2008-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Kenton Randall Cace Lemaster, was stillborn, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was the son of Randall Lemaster and Brittany Hurt, both of Hager Hill. He was preceded in death by geat-grandfathers, Birchel Hicks and Jack Davis. Survivors include four half-brothers, Callen Birchell, Isaac Hurt, Bobby Lee Dalton Lemaster and Denver Peyton Ray Lemaster; two half-sisters, Anisa Kaylie Jade Hurt and Teresa Marie Browning; grandparents, Angela L. Hicks and Danny Blair, Frank Davis, Mary "Tiny" Lemaster, and Charles Isaac Lemaster Sr.; great-grandparents, Lois Fromm Hicks and Inis Chaffins Endicott. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Harry Neal Frisby and Roger Thornsberry officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.08 2009

   
MAY, Susan Gail
2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Susan Gail May, 44, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Dec. 18, at Salyersville. Born Feb. 20, 1963, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of Alive Howard Patrick of Salyersville and the late James May. Survivors include a son, James "Tubby" Allen of Salyersville; a brother, John Douglas May of Salyersville; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 21, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Manuel Minix officiating. Burial was in May Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

   
MCKENZIE, Richard Lee
1951-2008
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Louisa, Ky., for Richard Lee Ricky McKenzie, 57, of Louisa, who passed away Monday, Dec. 8 at at his residence. Mr. McKenzie was born May 24, 1951 in Kenova, W.Va., son of Merman and Loretta Gayle Frazier McKenzie. He was a Mason, and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Spence McKenzie of Louisa; one daughter, Jennifer Febish of Lexington, Ky.; one son, Jason Richard McKenzie of Fort Lewis, Wash.; one step-daughter, Barbie Cochran of Louisa; three step-sons; Shawn Helms of Columbus, Ohio, Christopher Tyler Marcum and Nathan Marcum, both of Louisa; one sister, Lisa Booth of Paintsville, Ky.; one brother, Merman McKenzie of Louisa; and seven grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Bro. Ric Frazier, with burial in the Frazier Cemetery at East Lynn, W.Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.10 2008

   
MCNIEL, Marlene (Johnson)
1933-2008
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. at the Province Funeral Home in Jonesville, Va., for Marlene McNiel, 75, of Lone Branch, Va., who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone, Va. Mrs. McNiel was born March 2, 1933 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice Rice Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gene McNiel. Surviving are one son, Jeff (Debbie) Preston of Hager Hill, Ky.; one daughter, Tammy (Hobert Jr.) Meek of Wabash, Ind.; one sister, Bonnie Sue Bogan, and one brother, Lowell Dean Johnson, both of Hager Hill; and four grandchildren and one great- grandchild. The service will be officiated by Jerry Murphree, with burial following in the Botners Grove Cemetery at Rose Hill, Va. Arrangements under the direction of the Province Funeral Home of Jonesville. Paintsville Herald Friday Dec.19 2008

     
MEADE, Bobby Reed ‘Bob’
1926-2008
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Paintsville, Ky., for Bobby Reed “Bob” Meade, 82, of Paintsville, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Meade was born Dec. 15, 1926 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Wellington Reese and Addie F. Perry Meade. He was a retired C & O Railroad engineer and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Charlene McKenzie Meade of Paintsville; one son, James Robert (Pamela Oldfield) Meade of White Oak, Ky.; one daughter, Jerri (Jackie) Ross of Paintsville; two brothers, Douglas C. and James Kenneth Meade, both of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. The service will be officiated by Don Barnett, with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.23 2008

    
MONTGOMERY, Patsy Carol (Tootie)
1938-2008
Patsy Carol (Tootie) Montgomery, 70, of West Van Lear, died Friday, Dec. 12, at her residence. Born July 9, 1938, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Eva Penix Montgomery. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 14, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Fields officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.17 2008

    
MURRY, Mary Jane (Frazier)
1933-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Jane Murry, 75, of Meally, died Saturday, Dec. 13, at Pikeville Hospital, Pikeville. Born Jan. 14, 1933, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy and Anita Dyer Frazier. She was a member of Favorite United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Murry, in 1993. Survivors include three sons, William David Murry of Mexico, Keith Murry of Meally, and Jim Bob Murry of Staffordsville; four sisters, Betty Timmons of North Little Rock, Ark., Sandy Mullins of Pennsylvania, Martha Wolfe of Albany, Ga., and Ruth Bragg of Lexington; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Buffalo United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.17 2008

    
NORRIS, Hermalee (Kimbler)
1926-2008
NORRIS, Hermalee age 82, of Trenton, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 at Atrium Medical Center. She was born October 3, 1926 in Paintsville, KY to James Blaine and Latisha (Salyer) Kimbler. She worked as sales clerk for Stein Mart for 20 years, retiring in 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald L. Norris of 50 years on December 19, 2008; daughter, Debbie Norris and several brothers and sisters. Hermalee is survived by her sister, Shirley Salyer of Middletown; several nieces and nephews and friends; sister- in-laws, Jane (John) McTheny of Maine, Sandy (Kenny) Quinn of KY and brother- in-law, Jerry Murphy of Kettering. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Baker-Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Fey officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Ohio, Southwest Region, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. Middletown Ohio 1/7/2009 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
PENIX, Billy Wayne
1952-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Billy Wayne Penix, 56, of Meally, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, at his residence. Born July 19, 1952, in Johnson County, he was the son of Mary Kirk. Survivors include two sons, Shawn Mullins of West Virginia and Joey Lee Penix of North Carolina; two daughters, Angie Osborne of North Carolina and Danyell Penix of Van Lear; a brother, Sherman Gale Vance of Hager Hill; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 27, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Todd Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan 2009

    
PERKINS, Ray
1948-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Ray Perkins, 60, of Salyersville, died Friday, Dec. 5, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 22, 1948, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Noah and Delia Nickells Perkins. He was an electrician and a member of the Bethlehem To Calvary Church. Survivors include his wife, Jewel Howard Perkins of Salyersville; a son, Alan Perkins of Salyersville; a step-son, Nelson Howard Jr. of Salyersville; two daughters, Donna Rae Helton of Salyersville and Tammy Joe Sprague of West Liberty; a step-daughter, Tina Brown of Salyersville; four brothers, Benny Perkins of West Liberty, Russell Perkins, Bobby Perkins, and Junior Perkins, all of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Jones of Canel City and Blenda Adkins of Paintsville; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 8, at Bethlehem to Calvary Church, with Johnny Reed officiating. Burial was in Trace Branch Perkins Family Cemetery, under direction of Magoffin Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

    
PICKLESIMER, John W. Sr.
1917-2008
GREENUP COUNTY — John W. Picklesimer, Sr., 91, of Raceland, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. He was born March 28, 1917, in Johnson County. Survivors include his wife, Florence Amelia Mason Picklesimer of Raceland. Memorial services will be held at a later date by the family, under direction of Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.17 2008

    
PRESTON, Edgel M.
1932-2008
Edgal M. Preston,  76, of Springfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday evening December 10, 2008 in Oakwood Village. He was born on June 23, 1932 in Johnson County, Kentucky, the son of Mitchell and Angie Preston. Edgal had lived in Springfield for many years and retired from Navistar. His hobby was training horses, horseback riding and gardening. He was a member of Forest Valley Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife Gladys Jewell Preston. He is survived by his wife Louraine; one son Mark (Rosemary) Preston; three grandchildren, Michael, Travis and Brianna all of Clay City, Kentucky; two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. James Preston of Michigan and Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Preston of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; step-sons, Jerry (Debbie) Tackett of Enon and Michael Tackett of Chillicothe; two step-grandchildren, Laura (Craig) Grammer, Eric (Jamie) Tackett and four step- great-grandchildren all of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday December 16, 2008 in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME with Craig Grammer, Senior Minister of First Christian Church officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Valley Free Will Baptist Church, 1175 Upper Valley Pike, Springfield, Ohio 45504. Springfield Ohio 12/15/2008 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
PRICE, Betty Jean (Arrowood)
1951-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Betty Jean Arrowood Price, 57, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, at her residence. Born March 23, 1951, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Jackie Witten Arrowood of Thelma and the late John H. Arrowood. Survivors include her husband, Cam Price "Dickie" Jr.; two sons, Cam Price III of Salyersville and Jon Price of Tutor Key; a daughter, Candi Lynn Price of Staffordsville; a brother, Gerald Arrowood of Thelma; a sister, Sandra Arrowood of Thelma; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with John Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

    
RATLIFF, Ballard Blake
1931-2008
Ballard Blake Ratliff, 77, of Van Lear, died Thursday, Dec. 4, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 3, 1931, in Pike County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Ollie Jane Mullins Ratliff. He was an entrepreneur and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Scotty Ratliff. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Sue Hunt Ratliff of Van Lear; a son, John Scottie Ratliff of Van Lear; a daughter, Kathi Lynn Hayes of Paintsville; a brother, Palmer Ratliff of Pike County; a sister, Marie Childers of Allen; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Hunt Family Cemetery, Harold. Military services were conducted by the Auxier Chapter 18 of the D.A.V., under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec. 2008

  
RICE, Leona
1916-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Leona Rice, 92, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Dec. 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Clinic, Prestonsburg. Born July 27, 1916, at Mashfork, she was the daughter of the late Miskimmins and Teila Penix Miskimmins Litteral. She was a cosmetology instructor with Mayo Vocational-Technical School of Paintsville. Survivors include a son, Gary Stephen Rice of Oil Springs; and a sister, Beatrice Long of Morehead. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home, with Gary Rice and Lowell Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.26 2008

    
RICE, Sarah (Reed)
1964-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Sarah Rice, 65, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Aug. 31, 1964, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Burchett and Laura Reed. She was a member of the Little Paint First Church of God. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garry Rice; three brothers, Floyd, Everett and William; and two sisters, Audrey and Letha. Survivors include a son, Gary Rice of Lowmansville; and a sister, Ola Mae Bolan of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 19, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Heater officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

      
RIDER, Mary Margaret (Wells)
1935-2008
Mary Margaret Rider, 73, of Paintsville, died Friday, Dec. 5, at Pleasant Hill Manor Nursing Home, Piketon. Born Jan. 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Ali and Sadie Collins Wells. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Curtis Allen of Douglas, Ark. and Paul Wolbert of Sierra Visa, Ark.; a daughter, Kamey Bell of Paintsville; a brother, Ali Wells Jr., of Paintsville; five sisters, Doris Fannin of Van Lear, Eileen Martin and Cindy Morris, both of Ashland, Lorraine Mollette of Allen, and Donna Ramboo of Worthington; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Daniels Creek, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.10 2008

   
RIFE, Billy Wayne
1969-2008
POWELL COUNTY — Billy Wayne Rife, 39, of Clay City, formerly of Magoffin County, died Friday, Dec. 19, at his residence. Born Feb. 26, 1969, in Johnson County, he was the son of Shirley Rife and the late Ronnie Rife. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Davidson. Survivors include his wife, Marible Reno Rife of Clay City; three brothers, Richard Rife, Travis Rife and Ronnie Edward Rife, all of Magoffin County; and a sister, Dorsie Salyer of Magoffin County. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 22, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Lonnie Cole officiating. Burial was in Rife Family Cemetery, Trace Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Dec 2008

    
RIGSBY, Mary (Burton)
1918-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Mary Burton Rigsby, 90, of Lexington, formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, at St. Joseph Hospital Hospice, Lexington. Born Sept. 18, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Foster and Rachel Gibson Burton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Arnold Young and William Curtis Rigsby. Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Thomas of Nicholasville and Rebecca Young of Louisville; and two brothers, Herbert H. Burton of Paintsville and James F. Burton of West Sun City, Ariz. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Williams, Wayne Price, and Rick Slone officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
STAMBAUGH, Arthur
2008
FAYETTE COUNTY — Arthur Clayton Stambaugh, 58, of Lexington, died Monday, Dec. 22, at his residence. Born Oct. 27, 1950, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late William H. and Agnes Preston Stambaugh. He was a salesman. Survivors include a son, Brian Stambaugh of Lexington; a daughter, Kimberly Castle of Lexington; three brothers, George Stambaugh of Paintsville and Roger Stambaugh and David Stambaugh, both of Tennessee; three sisters, Willa Kuhn of Tennessee, Janie Borne of Ashland and Sara Conley of Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News


Arthur "Art", 58, died Mon, Dec 22, 2008. He was a native of Johnson County, KY. Mr. Stambaugh was an employee of Motorvation Auto Sales. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly (Grover) Castle, and son Brian (Dana) Stambaugh, two grandchildren Brandon and Lakann Castle and his former wife Sue McKenzie. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Fri, Dec 26, at Clark Legacy Center, 601 E. Brannon Road. Visitation will be from 1-9pm Sat, Dec 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, KY. Funeral service will be 2pm on Sun, Dec 28 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Lexington Ky. 12/26/2008   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
STEWART, Gartha (McClure)
1917-2008
FLOYD COUNTY — Gartha M. Stewart, 91, of Tram, died Monday, Dec. 22, at her residence. Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Dale McClure. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Stewart; two sons, Charles Edward Stewart and Rex Allen Stewart; and a daughter, Lola Newsome. Survivors include four sons, James T. Stewart of Betsy Layne, Paul D. Stewart of Ivel, Kenneth E. Stewart and Kent E. Stewart, both of Tram; four daughters, Glenna T. Stewart of Tram, Judy Adkins of Nankin, Ohio, Ilene Clark of Harold, and Sandra Collins of Drift; a sister, Verna Caldwell of Wyandotte, Mich.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 25, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Stewart Family Cemetery, Tram, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News

   
TACKETT, Donnal Ray
1944-2008
Donnal Ray Tackett, 64, of Paintsville, died Friday, Dec. 5, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 27, 1944, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Paris and Ruby Culwell Tackett. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Lynn Tackett of Alabama; two brothers, Milton Tackett of Sitka and Ronnie Tackett of Paintsville; a sister, Marie Stapleton of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 7, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.10 2008

   
TACKETT, Thomas Eugene
1935-2008
JOHNSON COUNTY — Thomas Eugene Tackett, 73, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at his residence. Born May 29, 1935, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jesse and Maude Litteral Tackett. He was a manager at Paintsville Cleaners and a member of Ramey Branch Church. Survivors include his wife, Alice Tackett of Paintsville; two daughters, Teresa Tackett of Lake City, Fla. and Tommigene Tackett of Paintsville; six sisters, Shirley Dorton, Ora Johnson, and Imogene Gussler, all of Paintsville, Estelle Reed of Meally, Libby Foley of Prestonsburg, and Louise McCarty of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 15, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Kenneth Chambers officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.17 2008

     
VANHOOSE, Dicie (Ratliff)
1932-2008
Dicie VanHoose, 76, of Denver, died Thursday, Dec. 4, at her residence. Born June 9, 1932, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Topsy and Leona Fairchild Ratliff. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lifes VanHoose; two sons, Ricky VanHoose and Charles VanHoose; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, David VanHoose and Lifes VanHoose Jr., both of Denver; a brother, Jay Ratliff of Indiana; a sister, Ella Ratliff of Leander; two half- brothers, Hollie Ratliff of Red Bush and Lawrence Ratliff of Tutor Key; three half- sisters, Martha Kidd of Denver, Mary Pennington of Williamsport, and Ollie Suthern of Denver; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 7, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Topsy Ratliff Cemetery, Denver, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.10 2008

   
VANHOOSE, Vearlissia (Cantrell)
1938-2008
Vearlissia Cantrell Vanhoose, 70, of Nippa, died Monday, Dec. 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 4, 1938, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Nancy Berry Cantrell. She was a homemaker and a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Skaggs, Dolly Sparks, and Shirley Beech; and three brothers, James Cantrell, Marvin Cantrell, and Orville Cantrell. Survivors include her husband, Kermit C. Vanhoose of Nippa; two sons, Kermit Vanhoose Jr. and Johnny Vanhoose, both of Nippa; a daughter, Molly Blair of Nippa; a brother, Fred Cantrell of Ohio; a sister, Elva Spears of Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Kevin Hazelett and Steve Hazelett officiating. Burial will be at Roy Meadows Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Dec.05 2008

    
WILLIAMS, Betty Ann (Bailey)
1937-2008
MAGOFFIN COUNTY — Betty Ann Bailey Williams, 71, of Salyersville, died Sunday, Dec. 28, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 23, 1937, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Maxie Rice Bailey. She was a homemaker and of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ham Williams; a son, Lon C. Williams; two brothers, Kenneth Bailey and Junior Bailey; and a sister, Ethel Tipps. Survivors include a son, Larry Williams of Salyersville; three daughters, Shirley Owens and Virginia Hall, both of Salyersville, and Charlotte Joseph of Royalton; a brother, Charlie Bailey of Salyersville; three sisters, Mabel Thorps of Indiana, Thelma Cole of Salyersville, and Maudie Risner of Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Simon Porter and Ollie Coldiron officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Coon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Jan.02 2009

    
WILLIAMS, Jeanetta Gertrude (Isaac)
1918-2008
Jeanetta Gertrude Williams, age 90, of River, passed away Saturday morning at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY. Jeanetta was born January 20, 1918 in Champ County, Ohio to the late Louis Issac and Louvernia McKenzie. She is survived by two sons Francis “Frank” Vanhoose of River; Ralph Vanhoose of Paintsville; two daughters Jeanetta Larick of Middletown, Ohio; Deloris Hayes of Louisa, KY; one step-sister, Anna Vanhoose of McCarther, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Monday in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Vanhoose Family Cemetery, River, KY. Friends may call at Jones-Preston Funeral Home after 5:00 P.M. Sunday until 10:00 P.M. and until time of service on Monday. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Jeanetta Gertrude Vanhoose Williams (January 20, 1918 -  December 13, 2008) Funeral: 11:00 A.M. Monday, December, 15, 2008 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel Visitation: 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. December 14, 2008 at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Burial: Vanhoose Family Cemetery, River, Kentucky Submitted By : Jean Isaacs



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