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ADAMS, Pauline (Jayne)
1930-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY Pauline Adams, 79, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 19, 1930, at Staffordsville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Edna Mae McKenzie Jayne. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Andrew Adams of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 10, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Jim Price, Doug Crider, and Gene Roberts officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.13 2010

    
ARMS, Michael R
1950-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Michael Raymond Arms, 59, of Leander, died Monday, Jan. 25, at Staffordsville. Born March 12, 1950, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hester Belle Blair Arms. He was an assembly worker at American Standard. Survivors include a son, Adam Craig Arms of Marysville, Ohio; two brothers, Sam Arms and Keith Arms, both of Leander; two sisters, Sharon Lee Bellar and Sandy Lynn May, both of Staffordsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Williams and Herb Arms officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.27 2010

   
AUXIER, Gertrude (Music)
1923-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY Gertrude Auxier, 86, of Hager Hill, died Monday, Jan. 4, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 17, 1923, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Hattie C. Stone Music. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow "Buster" Auxier, in 1981; and a granddaughter. Survivors include four daughters, Arilene Castle of Nippa, Elva Stambaugh of Groveport, Ohio, Vandella Caudill of Hager Hill and Woodsey Collins of Louisville; two brothers, Dewey Music of Hager Hill and Bob Music of East Point; eight grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.13 2010

    
BACH, Mary Magdalene (Murray)
1934-2010
Mary Magdalene (Murray) Bach, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family on Thursday, January 21, 2010. She was born on June 17, 1934, in Win, Kentucky, to her loving parents, Asa Clarence and Cynthia (Howard) Vanhoose. She moved to South Vienna, Ohio when she was seventeen and attended and graduated from Northeastern High School in 1953. Magdalene worked at the William Bailey Company for several years. She married Donald Murray, the father of her children, who preceded her in death. For many years, Magdalene was the regional distributor for Koscot and NuYu Cosmetics where she met many people and made many friends. She also worked in her family's business, Vanhoose Poultry Farm. Magdalene was a faithful Christian who was baptized in 2008 and attended Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, Ohio and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ohio. Later in life, she became a realtor, working under Link-Hellmuth Realty. She had a passion for collecting sea shells, greatly enjoyed ball room dancing, and adored her grandchildren. Magdalene was a beautiful loving person, who always gave of herself to friends and family. Magdalene will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Phyllis Rae Thompson; and baby brother, Proctor. Magdalene is survived by her loving husband of 6 years, Robert Bach; brother; David (Charlotte) Vanhoose of Georgetown, S. Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Vivalyn and Bruce Knight of Springfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Darwin and Maureen Murray and Clinton and Shelly Murray of South Vienna and Derrick Murray and fiancée Yvonne Fouts of Philadelphia, Tennessee; 7 grandsons, Seth and Zachary Murray, Dalton and Landon Murray, Corey and Jacob Murray, and Micah Bach; granddaughters, Aubrey Murray and Abbey Knight and fiancé Gary Kopp; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 25, 2010 from 5-8 PM at JACKSON LYTLE WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME-Springfield with a celebration of Magdalene's life on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11 AM at Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Brother Patrick Gilliland officiating. Interment to follow at Asbury cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 North Fountain Blvd., Springfield, OH 45504 or Christ Episcopal Food Pantry, 409 East High St. , Springfield, OH 45505.
Springfield Ohio  1/24/2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
BARKER, William Russell
1949-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —William Russell Barker, 61, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 6, 1949, in Johnson County, he was the son of Helen Elizabeth Swentzel Barker of Lowmansville and the late Earl Barker. He was the owner of Barker Mobile Homes and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Additional survivors include his wife, Tammy Auxier Barker of Lowmansville; three daughters, Amy Loney of Hager Hill and Melissa Whittaker and Julie Whittaker, both of Paintsville; a brother, John Barker of Salyersville; six sisters, Deanna Elam of Kingsport, Tenn., Bonnie Barker of Hager Hill, Susan Kachenmeister of Miamisburg, Ohio, Wanda Salyer of Salyersville, Robin O'Bryan of Lowmansville and Vanesssa Belcher of Pikeville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tommy Meade, Jim Kelly and Charlie Blanton officiating. Military services were conducted by Auxier Chapter #18, DAV. Burial was in Barkwood Farm Family Cemetery, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2010

   
BAYES, Alvin
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Alvin Bayes, 70, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Jan. 28, at his residence. Born April 30, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James Moody and Alkie Conley Bayes. He was a steel worker with A.K. Steel. Survivors include his wife, Della Jean Grimm Bayes of Flat Gap; a son, Brian Keith Bayes of Ashland; a daughter, Teresa Ann Spell of Flat Gap; a brother, Harold Dean Bayes of Catlettsburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 1, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with John Wheeler, and Glen Kirk officiating. Burial was in Roy Grimm Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb. 2010

     
BLAIR, Pauline (Salyer)
1920-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Pauline Blair, 89, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Terrace Nursing Home, Berea. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Addison M. and Cora Rice Salyer. She was a school teacher in the Johnson County School System. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Tollie Blair; and a sister, Ruth Salyer. Survivors include two sons, Larry Blair and Wade Blair, both of Berea; a sister, Bethel Lowe of Lexington, and a grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Will Owens and Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.06 2010

    
BLEVINS, Ronald Eugene
1963-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Ronald Eugene Blevins, 46, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Feb. 12, 1963, at West Liberty, he was the son of the late Elisha and Marie Hall Blevins. He was a truck driver for B&C Trucking. Survivors include his wife, Rhoda Blevins Blevins of Lowmansville; a son, Ryan Blevins of Lowmansville; a daughter, Anna Stacey of Lowmansville; a brother, Hershell Blevins of Staffordsville; and three sisters, Lotna Crider of Staffordsville, Elizabeth Crislip of Paintsville and Nita O'Brian of Tutor Key. Funeral services will be noon, today, Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Jimmy O'Brian officiating. Burial will be in Staffordsville Cemetery, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.20 2010

   
BLASIOLI, Dianna Sue
1945-2010
Dianna Sue Blasioli, 64, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Monday January 25, 2010. She was born August 7, 1945 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Clay & Beatrice (Gillispie) Arnett. She was a member of F.O.E. 2641 Auxiliary, AMVETS Post 146 Auxiliary and she worked at WPAFB. She is survived by two sons, David Michael & Reba Blasioli of Riverside, Kevin Aldo & Robin Blasioli of Dayton; a daughter, Shalnessa Blasioli of New Carlisle; four grandchildren, Courtney, Brandon, Stephen and Taylor; three brothers, Earl Arnett, Gary & Barbara Arnett, Henry E. Arnett; three sisters, Sharon & Terry Duke, Karen & Monty Hook, Sherry & John Priest; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, David Aldo. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday January 27, 2010 in the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Dayton Ohio 1/26/2010   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CARROLL, Vertrice (Brown)
1918-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Vertrice Carroll, 91, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 14, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hettie Pace Brown. She was a clothing sales clerk at Peggy Lou Shoppe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. "Red" Carroll, in 1998. Survivors include a son, Jim Carroll of Paintsville; a daughter, Gloria Wiley of MacClenny, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Will Owens and Wes Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2010

   
CAUDILL, Roger Kenneth
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Roger Kenneth Caudill, 71, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Jan. 29, at his residence. Born Jan. 6, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Estill and Stella Esta Williams Caudill. He was a farmer. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Preston Funeral Home, with Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Lemaster/Harris Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.03 2010

    
CHANDLER, Lola Faye (Young)
1921-2010
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lola Faye Young Chandler, 88, of River, who passed away Jan. 2 at Heartland of Bellfountain Nursing Home, Bellfountain, Ohio. She was born Dec. 23, 1921 in Johnson County, daughter of the late William Bascom and Flossie Daniel Young. She was also preceded in death by her husband Overy Oakley Chandler. She is survived by one son, Stanley Kent Chandler, Bellfountain Ohio; two daughters, Helen Jean Meadows, Hamilton, Ohio, and Debra Louise Lemaster, River; one brother, Glen Young, Thealka; one sister, Shirley Picklesimer, Springfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be conducted by Jim McKenzie and Ronnie Spriggs with burial in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.06 2010

   
COLE, Tommy
1942-2010
Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Tommy Cole, 67, of Hueysville, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Jan. 9 at St. Joseph Hospital, Martin. He was born May 26, 1942, in Floyd County, son of the late Thomas and Imogene Martin Cole. He is survived by one daughter, Sherry (Walt) Crace, Paintsville; one son Michael Cole, Staffordsville; one sister, Verna Kay Cole, East Point; and three grandchildren. He was a retired professor at Mayo Vocational School and Prestonsburg Community College. Services were conducted by Chad Blair with burial at Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan 13 2010

   
CONLEY, Charles E
1936-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Charles Edward Conley, 73, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born March 10, 1936, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Tollie and Maggie Pendleton Conley. He was a coal core driller. Survivors include his wife, Patty J. Horne Conley of Staffordsville; a son, Ronnie Allen Conley of Staffordsville; two daughters, Dana Katherine Borders and Jennifer Carol Brown, both of Staffordsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Conley and Doug Crider officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.13 2010

    
CONLEY, Michael D.
1942-2010
Michael Dean Conley, 67, of Ashland, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 3, 1942, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late Ollie Conley and Mae Collins Conley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ollie Allen Conley. He was a retired crane operator with AK Steel, where he was known to friends and co-workers at “Rotten Arm.” Surviving are a son, Chad Conley of Florida; a daughter, Micah Jackson of Ashland; three grandchildren, Brenna Jackson of Ashland and Camron Conley and Tristen Davania, both of Florida; brothers Steve Conley and his wife, Jolinda, of Ashland and Ron Conley of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Judy McFarlane of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by Pastor Paul McNurlin. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery in Johnson County. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 20, 2010, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Boyd County Animal Shelter, 1025 Bob McCullough Drive, Ashland, KY 41102. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CRUM, Minerva (Webb)
1931-2010
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Inez for Minerva Crum, 78, of Inez, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Martin County, daughter of the late Landrum and Bethena Slone Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Crum, and one grandson, Buddy Mills. She is survived by one son, Boyd Crum Jr. of Florida; five daughters, Marlene Evans, Linda Mills and Margaret Ayscue, all of Inez; Rita Maynard, Denver; and Candy Moore, Pilgrim; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be conducted by Roger Thornsbury, with burial in the Mills-Crum Cemetery, Inez. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan 13 2010

   
FAIRCHILD, Billie
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Billie Fairchild, 75, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 8, 1935, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Russell and Mary McFadden Fairchild. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lemaster. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Curtis Fairchild of Staffordsville; a son, William Bradley Fairchild of Staffordsville; two daughters, Mary Lou Fairchild and Debra Ann Robinson, both of Staffordsville; five brothers, Jack Fairchild, James Russell Fairchild and David Lee Fairchild, all of Staffordsville, Raymond Carol Fairchild of Ohio, and Gary Clifton Fairchild of Paintsville; four sisters, Lucy Ann Pickle and Wanda Winfree, both of Tennessee, Lurie Alice Witten of Staffordsville and Ruby Jewell Auxier of Hager Hill; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.20 2010

   
FITCH, Eugene
19402010
FITCH, Eugene 69, of Springfield, passed away ay 6:38 PM Sunday, January 17, 2010 in Ohio State University Hospital. He was born January 19, 1940 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of Willie and Vista (Harris) Fitch. Mr. Fitch was a member of the Union Club, the Eagles, the V. F. W. Post #3660 and the AmVets #189. He was retired from Vining Broom. Survivors include his loving companion; Mary Thacker, daughter; Brenda (Greg) Feagans, step daughter; Denna Peters, step son; Thomas (Daniel) Thacker, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister; Darlene (Raymond) Nelson, brothers; Wilbur Fitch and Willard (Jane) Fitch all of Springfield and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Rick Clos. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
FRALEY, Glenn T.
1931-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Glenn T. Fraley, 77, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard. Born April 23, 1931, in Weeksbury, he was the son of the late Michael "Doc" and Dana Thompson Fraley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the Masonic Lodge #70, Taylor, Ark., and the Trinity Worship Center, Spring Hill, La. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Sue Woody Fraley; three brothers, Raymond Burnard, Jack Douglas, and Paul Edward Fraley; and a sister, JoAnn Boyd. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Denice Speer of Bellingham, Wash.; two sisters, Delphine Lee of New Leabon, Ohio, and Betty Lou Blevins of Betsy Layne; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 16, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Louis Ferrari officiating. Visitation will be after 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jan. 2010

   
FYFFE, Jeffery R
2010
Jeffery Ray Fyffe, 26, of Lowmansville, died Friday, Jan. 1 at his residence. He was the son of Jeff Fyffe and Corrinne Rae Moore Fyffe, both of Flat Gap. He was a retail manager. Additional survivors include his wife, Heather VanHoose Fyffe of Lowmansville; a son, Seth Memphis Fyffe of Lowmansville; and a sister, Jennifer Estep of Flat Gap. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 3, with Steve Rose and Lowell Fyffe officiating. Burial was in Keaton Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.06 2010


GAMBILL, Martha Leona (Painter)
1919-2010
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Martha Leona Gambill, 90, of Paintsville, who passed away Jan. 20 at her Davis Branch residence. She was born Nov. 22, 1919 in Westerly, W.Va., daughter of the late James D. and Georgia I. Sewell Painter. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Clayton Gambill; and one son, James G. Payne. She is survived by one son, Mike Gambill, Prestonsburg; two daughters, Jenny (Buddy) Gambill, Paintsville, Kathy Castle, Paintsville; and several nieces and nephews. The service will be conducted by Terry Conley, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.22 2010


    
GILLESPIE, Alice (Montgomery)
1933-2010
Alice Montgomery Gillespie, 76, of Avon Lake, Ohio, died 1 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born May 25, 1933, in Van lear, KY, to the late Floyd and Vinette Tackett Howard. On May 6, 1950, she married Leonard Montgomery, who died July, 10 1979. Surviving are children, Roger (Gena) Montgomery, of Houston, TX, Marilyn (Roger) Howard, of Columbus, OH Jimmy (Elizabeth) Montgomery, of Avon Lake, OH and Timothy Montgomery, of Waverly, OH; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Cantrill, Dolly Keeton and Letress (Wendell) Price, all of Chillicothe; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Ruth Vaccarillo; a son, Danny Montgomery; brothers, Cecil, Ossie, Roy, Ollie, and Holly Howard; sisters, Jane Tackett, Frona Smith, Goldie Branom, and Prudy Howard. Alice retired from Ford Motor Company of Brookpark, OH and was a member of the UAW Local 1250. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Rick Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in Little Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at Wares from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    
GRIFFITH, Delores A (Butler)
1943-2010
Delores Ann Griffith, 66, of Ashville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2010 at her residence. Born April 27, 1943 at Johnson County, KY, to the late Lonnie and Nancy Opal McKenzie Butler. She was self employed in industrial cleaning. Graduate of Flat Gap High School, class of 1961 and Mayo Vocational Tech, Paintsville. A member of Hilock Fellowship Church. Survived by her husband, Billy Griffith; step-daughter, Beverly (Matt) Perrill, Ashville; sister, Della Mary (Homer) Ferguson, Lorida, FL; brothers, Jerry W. (Diana) Butler, St. Cloud, FL and Paul E. (Letha) Butler, Catlettsburg, KY; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Brennan; special friend, Linda Lilly, Laurelville, OH; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be Monday, January 11, 2010 at 11 a.m., Harrison Twp. Cemetery, South Bloomfield with Rev. Eddie Back officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hilock Fellowship Church, 3210 U Ave., Columbus, OH 43207. Arrangements by OLIVER-CHEEK FUNERAL HOME in Ashville. Columbus Ohio January 9, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
HARMON, Mary (Price)
1937-2010
Mary Blanche Harmon, 72, of Flatwoods, died Jan. 6, 2010, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods following an extended illness. She was born June 16, 1937, in Paintsville to the late Nolen and Ruby Dills Price. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russell and was a retired food service employee with Russell Independent School System. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert E. Price and three infants, Harvey Burns Price, James Nolen Price and Jessie Lee Price. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Smith and husband Chris of Winter Park, Fla.; and four sisters, Rosa Price of Flatwoods, Judy Tabor of Sharon, S.C., Faye Patrick of Flatwoods and Betty Castle of Flatwoods. Keeping with Mary’s wishes, graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens by Rev. Ken Gowin and under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be sent to First Baptist Church of Russell, Building Fund, 901 Ashland Drive, Russell, KY 41169. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
HOFFMAN, Mildred (DeHart)
2010
Mildred Hoffman, 88, formerly of Ashland, Ky., widow of George F. Hoffman, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Born in Paintsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Leonard Connor and Nora Daniel DeHart. Mrs. Hoffman was a 1941 graduate of Ashland High School, retired from Shely Construction Co. and a member of Tates Creek Christian Church. Survivors include three daughters, Georgianna (Terry) Collins of Goshen, Ky., Jeannie Broughton of Ashland and Betsy (Richard) Kallop of Lexington; six grandchildren, Eric and Robert Collins, Catherine Childers, Maggie Caulk and Bryan and Zachary Kallop; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William D. DeHart of Spokane, Wash., and Paul Connor DeHart of Port Charlotte, Fla. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Deloris DeHart Van Hoose. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bryan and Zach Kallop, Eric and Rob Collins, Daniel Lee, Gary Kyle and Ernie Vasiloff. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
HONEYCUTT, Cecil Jr.
1953-2010
Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church, Silver Lake, Ind. for Cecil Honeycutt Jr., 56, of Silver Lake, who passed away Jan. 1 at his residence. He was born July 11, 1953, in Paintsville, son of Amy Webb Honeycutt Weller and the late Cecil Honeycutt Sr. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his wife, Barbara Gail Shepherd, his stepfather, Dave Weller, Sandy Beach, Ind.; two brothers, David (Christina) Honeycutt, Germany, and Vaughn (Michelle) Honeycutt, Avilla, Ind.; two sisters, Penny (Jim) Swope, Connecticut, and Amy (Tom) Haecker, Wabash, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews. Services were under the direction of Pastor Frank Whitaker, with burial in North Manchester, Ind. Arrangements under the direction of Redpath Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, Ind. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.15 2010

   
HOWARD, Danny B.
1952-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Danny B. Howard, 57, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 8, 1952, in Magoffin County, he was the son of Solen and Janice Adams Howard. He was a mining superintendent and a member of the Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Ray Howard. Additional survivors include his wife, Dottie Jean Hampton Howard of Salyersville; two daughters, Robin Michelle Hall and Paula Marie Joseph, both of Salyersville; three brothers, Thomas Lee Howard, Jimmy Darrel Howard and Norman Allen Howard, all of Salyersville; two sisters, Donna Faye Koontz and Dorthy Jean Salyer, both of Salyersville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 29, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Carl Howard and Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Mine Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyerville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.03 2010

   
HOWARD, Robert L
1952-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Robert Lee "Bobby" Howard, 57, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, Jan. 14, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born July 16, 1952, in Johnson County, he was the son of Lee Howard Jr. and Racine Wells Howard, both of Paintsville. He was an artist/painter. Survivors include his wife, Louise Spradlin Howard of West Van Lear; a daughter, Latanya Lee Howard of West Van Lear; a brother, Donald E. Howard of Okeechobee, Fla.; and two sisters, Wanda DeBoard and Kimberly Howard, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Price and Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.20 2010

   
HUNTER, Tora M (Wright)
1955-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY Tora Mae Wright Hunter, 54, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Jan. 2, at her residence. Born July 21, 1955, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Callie Tackett and the late Sollie Tackett. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Christopher L. Hunter of Paintsville; a son, Oliver Hunter Jr. of Paintsville; three daughters, Christa Mae Hunter of Sitka, Olivia Macine Coleman of Stambaugh and Nikki Hunter of Paintsville; two brothers, Junior Tackett of Floyd County and Mason Tackett of Ohio; two sisters, Teresa Cable of Stambaugh and Cathy Killian of Louisville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bobby Baldridge and Roger Music officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.13 2010

    
JUDE, Henry Lee
1942-2010
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Sidney Old Regular Baptist Church for Henry Lee Jude, 67, of Sitka, formerly of Pilgrim, who passed away Jan. 26 at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Martin County, son of the late Sherman and Spicy Howell Jude. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doria Ann Jude; one son, Mitchell D. Jude; and one sister, Roberta Jude. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle (Logan) Price, Boons Camp, and Lora (Ritchie) Hale, Inez; one brother, Kenneth B. Jude, Louisa; and six grandchildren. Burial will be in the Jude Family Cemetery, Pilgrim. Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez.  Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.29 2010

   
KILBURN, Sarah (Jackson)
1937-2010
Sarah E. “Edith” Kilburn, 72, of Ashland, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2010, with her loving family by her side, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born May 30, 1937, in Paintsville, to the late Riley and Maggie Mae Tackett Jackson. She was a devoted homemaker and of the Christian Faith. She is survived by her husband, Wesley Kilburn, of Ashland; sons, Michael (Teri) Cooper of Catlettsburg and David (Joanna) Cooper of Olive Hill; a daughter, Kimberly (Troy) Haring of Cookville, Tenn.; stepdaughters, Connie (Paul) Hunt of South Shore and Janice (Chris) Johnson of Argillite; brothers, Jerry (Charlie) Jackson of Columbus, Ohio and Richard (Cindy) Jackson of N.C.; sisters, Joyce Dixon of Ashland, Loretta (Everett) Wilson of Ashland and Deborah (Danny) Nelson of Ashland; and 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her brother Elmer Jackson preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by Rev. Brian Steele. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
LESLIE, Ollie J. Jr.
1969-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Ollie Jay Leslie Jr., 40, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 10, in Pikeville. Born June 10, 1969, in Prestonsburg, he was the son of Ollie Jay Leslie Sr. of Hager Hill and the late Helen Endicott Leslie. Additional survivors include step-mother, Terri Leslie of Hager Hill; two brothers, Shawn Leslie of Paintsville and Mark Hunt of Paducah; and four sisters, Selena Leslie, Sabrina Blair and Jennifer Hunt, all of Prestonsburg, and Michelle Stumbo of Paintsville. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 15, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with James Henry Fields officiating. Burial was in Ezra Jarrell Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jan. 2010

   
MCFADDIN, Paul
1931-2010
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Paul McFaddin, 78, of Paintsville, who passed away Jan. 26 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville.  He was born March 13, 1931, in Johnson County, son of the late Homer and Cloie Blair McFaddin. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Wilcox Conley McFaddin. He is survived by one son, Paul McFaddin Jr., Wayland; three step sons, Jody Conley, Harold, Johnny Conley, Vevay, Ind., and Greg Conley, Paintsville; one step daughter, Jenny Lynn Conley Robinson, Oil Springs; two brothers, Ken McFaddin and Marvin McFaddin, both of Paintsville; and one grandchild. Services will be conducted by Larry Blair, with burial in the Wilcox Cemetery, Wittensville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.29 2010

   
MEADE, Ruby (Ratliff)
2010
Ruby Meade, 88, of 3708 North Prairie Street, Warsaw, Indiana, died on 1/24/2010 at 1:14 am at Miller's Merry Manor - Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on November 3, 1921 in Paintsville, Kentucky. Ruby was born to Elliott and Cressie (Spencer) Ratliff. She lived in Warsaw, Indiana, since 1943. She married Sam Meade in Prestonburg, Kentucky, in 1937. Ruby worked at Miller's Merry Manor as a housekeeper. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She had four daughters: Mary (spouse Frank) Hall - Warsaw, Indiana; Emma Jean Hurd - Larwill, Indiana; Evelyn (Bill) Marsillett - Prestonburg, Kentucky; and, Sharon (Dave) Perkins - Salyersville, Kentucky. She had one son: Sam (Bonnie) Meade - Trenton, Ohio. She had two brothers: Everett (Dolly) Ratliff - Columbus, Ohio; and Ora Ratliff - Springfield, Missouri. She had a sister, Bessie Jackson - Warsaw, Indiana. There are 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband in 1973. She was also preceded by 3 sons: David Lee Meade, Paul Meade, Adam Meade and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Meade, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel - Warsaw on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.. Calling hours will be 4-8 pm on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery - Claypool, IN. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel - Warsaw is in charge of arrangements. The Ruby Meade Family Memorial Fund - c/o Mary Hall, 3082 South SR 25, Warsaw, Indiana, 46580 Submitted By: Ron Branham

    
MOLLETTE, James Darrell
1942-2010
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Darrell Mollette, 67, of Lexington, who passed away Jan. 26 at Meally.  He was born Dec. 10, 1942, in Johnson County, son of Geneva Baldridge Mollette and the late James Marion Mollette. He was a secretary/bookkeeper at Schneider Electric. In addition to his mother, he is survived by several aunts and cousins. Services will be conducted by Mark McKenzie and Wayne Short, with burial in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.29 2010

   
NELSON, Grady E
1955-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Grady Edward Nelson, 54, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 26, 1955, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Sam and Mildred Steele Nelson. He was a coal miner, carpenter and attended the Allen Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Nelson; and a sister, Brenda Greer. Survivors include his wife, Chris Wells Nelson of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Heather Nelson and Jennifer Bays, both of Prestonsburg, Beth Scarberry of Martin and Brandy Chaffins of Louisa; three brothers, Vigus Samuel Nelson, James David Nelson and William Douglas Nelson, all of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Nona Nelson of Oil Springs, Zelda Wallen of Auxier and Betty Laferty of Louisa; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Arnold Turner Jr. officiating. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery, Johnson County, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.20 2010

   
PENNINGTON, Roosevelt
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Roosevelt Pennington, 74, of Flat Gap, died Monday, Jan. 25, at his residence. Born June 10, 1935, at Ophir, he was the son of the late Walker Levi and Marvie Young Pennington. He was a crop farmer. Survivors include a son, Johnny Pennington of Texas; two daughters, Judy VanHoose of Nippa and Crotene Ranee Parker of Paintsville; a brother, Ren Pennington of Red Bush; a sister, Susie Fyffe of Baltimore, Md.; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Ray Pennington officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
PERRY, Madge (Salyers)
1932-2010
Madge R. Perry, age 78, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Sunbury, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Centerburg Pointe. Born January 16, 1932 in Flat Gap, KY to the late Ben F. and Mildred (Collins) Salyers, she was a retired supervisor with Tech Rubber of Johnstown. Madge was always ready for a game of bingo or a trip gambling on the riverboats. Disciplined and times opinionated, she could be stubborn as well. A lifelong devoted fan of the Cincinnati Reds, she was happiest when they were winning, she also supported the Cleveland Browns. She treasured her grandchildren and family. Survived by sons, Ed Bryant (Ann Zborovsky) of Mt. Vernon, Greg (Tammy) Bryant of Sunbury; daughters, Kathy Bryant of Delaware, Elise (Denny) Chamblin of Land O'Lakes, FL; five grandchildren, Josh, Kaleb, Edgar, Denny, Tara; brother, Bob; and sister, Beulah. Breceded in death by husbands Arlin Bryant, Ray Perry, and sisters Gladys and Lena. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday and friends may call from 12Noon-2 p.m. at DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, SR's 3 at 61, Sunbury. Interment Sunbury Memorial Park. Columbus Ohio January 22, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
PRESTON, Kermit
1925-2010
Kermit Preston, 84, of Worthington, Ky., died Jan. 13, 2010, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods, Ky. He was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late Garland and Elizabeth Johnson Preston. He was a retired conductor for the C&O Railroad, a member of Kenwood Baptist Church, a World War II Army veteran and had a doctorate in theology. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Ruth Dove Preston of Worthington; a daughter, Kerma Lynn (Kenny) Clark of Worthington; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Stepp of Bellefonte, Ky.; grandsons Kasey Clark, Jason Clark and Cory Clark; granddaughters Katie Clark and Kristen Wyscarver; great-grandson Brady Clark; and great-granddaughters Grace Caroline Clark and Bristol Clark. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky., by Brother Dallas Sutton. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
SPEARS, Donald Lee
1936-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Donald Lee Spears, 73, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, at his residence. Born Dec. 17, 1936, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Shirley and Nola Moore Spears. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Spears; and a sister, Sandra Jane Spears.  Survivors include his wife, Alice Elkins Spears of Paintsville; two sons, David Spears of Mantua, Ohio, and Mike Spears of Paintsville; a daughter, Teresa Fitch of Meally; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Wayne Browning and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.13 2010

    
SPRADLIN, James D
1934-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —James Dennie Spradlin, 75, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, at his residence. Born Aug. 9, 1934, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Kay and Alma Baldwin Spradlin. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Blair Spradlin, in 2005; a daughter, Jeneva Blair; and two grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Edward Spradlin of Hager Hill and Tracy Lynn Spradlin of Staffordsville; a brother, Kerra Frances Spradlin of Denver; four sisters, Rosie Ellen Hackworth of Vanlu, Ohio, Opal Hermalee Traxler of Marion, Ohio, Mae Venus Salyer of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Lura Janice Tipton of South Bloomfield, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Rutherford Blair, A.J. Williamson, and Johnny Curtis officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2010

   
TACKETT, Leslie
1942-2010
Leslie Tackett, 67, of Springfield, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 18, at Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Born Oct. 14, 1942, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Frank and Nancy Baldridge Tackett. He was a self-employed carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jeffery Tackett of Mechanicsburg and Daniel Tackett of Flat Gap; a sister, Sue Starner of Alexandra, Ohio; a brother, Wendell Tackett of Whitehouse; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 21, at Hammond Freewill Baptist Church, with Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Tackett Family Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.27 2010

   
TEETER, Gerald
1923-2010
Gerald Teeter, 86, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Jan. 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 17, 1923, at Warsaw, Ind., he was a member of the First Baptist Church, Inverness, Fla., and a tool and die worker. Survivors include his wife, Irene Ruth Teeter of Paintsville; a son, Jim Teeter of Indiana; a step-son, Richard Shepler of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Patricia Hannah of Paintsville; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hill, and Willard VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.27 2010

    
THOMPSON, Rebecca (Wheeler)
1929-2010
Rebecca Thompson, 80, of Kenton, Ohio, formerly of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Hardin Hill Nursing Home in Kenton. Mrs. Thompson was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Johnson County, daughter of the late Dennie and Nola Daniels Wheeler. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and attended Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. Rebecca enjoyed sewing and crafts. Surviving is one sister, Alice Mildred Wheeler of Kenton; two special nieces, Claudia Daniels of Ashland and Deborah Thompson of Forest, Ohio. Also preceding in death is Becky’s husband, James R. Thompson Jr., and a brother Dennie Wheeler Jr. Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Mike Blankenship will offer comforting words to family and friends. Final rest in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from noon Sunday until the service time. Ashland,KY. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
WHEELER, Laura A. (Chandler)
1921-2010
Laura Alice Wheeler, 89, of Ashland, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Johnson County, Ky. to the late Lafayette and Sabra Alice Daniels Chandler. She was a retired employee of The Henry Clay Hotel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earshel Wheeler; a son, James Earshel Wheeler; and 14 brothers and sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Emma Jean Adkins and husband Roger Dale of Flatwoods, Ky.; a son, David Wheeler of Ashland; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Rev. Mike Rice. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Ashland,KY Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WHEELER, Robert C
1926-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Robert "Bob" Clay Wheeler, 83, of Salyersville, died Friday, Jan. 15, in Okeechobee, Fla. Born April 19, 1926, at Ashland, he was the son of the late Lafayette Marion and Erie Rice Wheeler. He was a pipe fitter with Local 521 of Huntington, a member of the Magoffin County Chapter DAV, American Legion of Ashland, Third Marine Organization, and the China Marine Association, and a U.S. World War II Marine veteran. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne Wheeler, Marshall Wheeler, Paul Wheeler, and L.M. Wheeler; and a sister, Mable Arnett. Survivors include his wife, Zelma Conley Wheeler of Salyersville; a son, Robert Wayne Wheeler of Frankfort; two daughters, Norma Jean McCarty of Citra, Fla., and Connie Rose Rice of Hager Hill; three step-daughters, Sheila Huff and Charlotte Green, both of Salyersville, and Cheryl Salyer of Royalton; a step-son, Darren Rudd of Salyersville; a brother, Francis Wheeler of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Jospehine Cabbe of Lady Lake, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Justin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.20 2010

  
WIREMAN, Edgar
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Edgar Wireman, 74, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Community Hospice Care Center Nursing Home, Ashland. Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Luster and Pearlie Conley Wireman. He was an oil foreman. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Blair Wireman of Oil Springs; a son, Jack Wireman of Versailles; a brother, Harman Wireman of Oil Springs; two sisters, Mary Blanton of Volga and Tina Preston of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 8, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jan.13 2010



FEBRUARY - 2010
  
  
  
  
BALDWIN,  Herbert McKinley
1929-2010
Herbert McKinley Baldwin, age 80, of Columbus, Ohio. Born April 30, 1929, went to be with the Lord on February 11, 2010 in Columbus, OH. Preceded in death by wife Maymie Lou Baldwin of 61 years, 4 months and 22 days, father and mother Lloyd and Hattie Baldwin, granddaughter Melissa Baldwin. Retired from Olan Plastics and the Borden Co., Lusterware Division. Survived by daughter, Joan (Del) Varney of Commercial Point; son, Rick (Joyce) Baldwin of Commercial Point; grandchildren, Joanie (Daren) Neff, Christy (Devin) Neff, Rickey Jr. (Sara) Baldwin, Eric and Sarah Varney; great-grandchildren, DJ, Kama, Jenna, Karli, Kinley and Addison; sister, Elizabeth Ann (Elwood) McCarty of Wabash, IN; special family, Junior and Jean Nichols, Mike and Sharon Nichols; and a host of extended nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Shadeville Church of God, 4800 Lockbourne Rd., Columbus, OH, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday. Reverend Mike Nichols officiating. Interment Obetz Cemetery. Arrangements by O.R. WOODYARD CO. Published in The Columbus Dispatch on February 12, 2010 Submitted By: Sharon Cox  Herbert was born in Staffordsville, Johnson Co Ky.

     
BAYES, James C.
1926-2010
James C. Bayes, age 83, of Orient, died Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Odessey House of Columbus. He was born February 26, 1926 in Johnson County, KY. He was the son of the late John and Eva (LeMaster) Bayes. Mr. Bayes was an area grain and livestock farmer; member of Ohio Pork Council; Knights of Pythias, Sherman Lodge #470 of Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by his wife Hilda Jane Bayes, three brothers John Bayes Jr., Eugene Bayes, and Charles Bayes, two sisters Venus Conley and Billie Mae Bayes. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kathy Bayes of Orient; brother, Morris L. Bayes Sr. of Orient; sister-in-law, Betty Deardurff of Mt. Sterling. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Morris L. Bayes Jr. officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorial contributions may be given to the Derby United Methodist Church 11792 London Rd., Derby, OH 43117 or charity of choice. Columbus Ohio February 21, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
BLAIR, Evelyn (Blanton)
1929-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Evelyn Blair, 80, of Leander, died Friday, Feb. 19, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born May 7, 1929, at Swamp Branch, she was the daughter of the late Callie and Alta Lemaster Blanton. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Click; and second husband, Crate Blair. Survivors include three sons, Lonnie Click and Ronnie Click, both of Leander, and Joe Click of Hager Hill; four daughters, Juanita Hall of Denver, Tammy Hayden and Wilma Jenkins, both of Flat Gap, and Wanda Ross of Blaine; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 22, at New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Riceville. Burial was in Click Family Cemetery, Leander, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Mar. 2010

    
BLANTON, Thoral Daniel
1916-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Thoral Daniel Blanton, 93, of Sitka, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 31, 1916, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Artho and Minnie Rebecca Daniel. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Blanton. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News 2010

  
BRANHAM, Georgene (Collins)
1928-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Georgene Branham, 81, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 4, 1928, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Merion and Effie Bowens Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Branham, in 2002. Survivors include a son, Eugene Branham of Boons Camp; two daughters, Tammy Johnson and Wanda Damron, both of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Pearlie Holbrook of Boons Camp; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 2, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy Price, Bruce Damron, and Edd Hickman officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.03 2010

   
BRANHAM, Paula Nicole (Escalante)
1989-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Paula Nicole Escalante Branham, 20, of Wittensville, died Monday, Feb. 1, at Drift. Born Aug. 4, 1989, at Chula Vista, Calif., she was the daughter of Paul E. Branham of Nippa and Martha Beatriz Escalante of San Diego, Calif. Survivors include a son, Paul Damian Blair of Wittensville; step-mother, Karen Stambaugh Branham of Nippa; and a sister, Kelly Victoria Branham of San Diego. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb. 2010

    
BUTCHER, Kenneth
2010
Kenneth Butcher, age 82, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Winchester Place. Retired from 3M after 30 years of service. Preceded in death by parents Tom and Starley Butcher, son Joey Kenneth Butcher, brothers Andrew, Charlie, Raymond, Frank, and Drexel Butcher, sisters Gladys, and Mildred. Survived by wife of 54 years, Irene; children, Isaac (Nannette) Butcher, Carolyn Smith, Annette Jamiel; grandchildren, Isaac Butcher Jr, Ashley Jamiel, Justin Butcher, Chyanne Smith; great-grandson, Logan Jamiel-Pallone; brother, Haskel Butcher; sister, Daphane (Junior) Daniel. Many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Visitation will be held at O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Friday 4-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Saturday 10:30 a.m. Lillie Fleming officiating. Interment Asbury Cemetery. Published: Columbus Ohio February 18, 2010

   
CAUDILL, Juanita (Lewis)
1926-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Juanita Lewis Caudill, 83, of Nippa, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at her residence. Born April 9, 1926, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Billie Lewis. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilber J. Caudill, and a son, Jimmy Ray Caudill. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill, and Brent Patrick officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb. 2010

    
CHILDERS, Deloris
1941-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Deloris Childers, 68, of Meally, died Thursday, Feb. 18. Born April 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Polly Music Childers.  Survivors include a sister, Ethel Melvin of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 20, at Meally Church of Christ. Burial was in J.H. Short Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.24 2010

   
DANIELS, Frances (Castle)
1938-2010
Frances Rose Daniels, 71, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 8, 2010. At the time of her passing, she was at home surrounded by her family who loved and adored her. She was born October 9, 1938 in Thealka, KY to Woodrow and Oneida Castle. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother and special friend to all who were blessed to have known her. She had a sweet, sweet spirit that touched many lives. In our heartbreak and grief, we rejoice in knowing that she is now in the presence of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, dear sister Mageline Ward and beloved grandson Jared Daniels. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Augustus Daniels; children, Denver (Patty Street) Daniels, David (Tina) Daniels, Darrell (Cathie) Daniels, Diana (Tim) McGowan and Doug (Kim) Daniels; grandchildren, Jesse (Cara) Daniels, Lathe Daniels, Jenavieve (Keegan) Kirwin, Leslie (Ryan) Kizer, Shayla McGowan and Peyton Daniels; great-grandchildren, Casey and Megan Daniels and an expectant great-grandchild; siblings, Jesse Young, Roberta Pack, and Roger, Doug and Lon Castle. She was a long-time member of Alger United Baptist Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab and the staff of The Ohio State University's James Cancer Center and Martha J. Moorehouse chemotherapy treatment offices; as well as the staff at Riverside HomeReach Hospice for their kind-hearted and compassionate care shown to our precious loved one. Visitation Friday, February 12, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH. Funeral Service Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Freddie Preston, Curt Smith and Denver Caudill will officiate. Interment to follow at Eastlawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice/ OhioHealth Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43214-9988.Columbus Ohio February 10, 2010  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
DHEEL, Samuel E.
1936-2010
LAWRENCE COUNTY —Samuel E. Dheel, 73, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at his residence. Born Sept. 12, 1936, at Van Lear, he was the son of the late Oscar and Ida Beatrice Hewlett Dheel. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church and the Richardson F&AM 699. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joann Childers Dheel; a son, Bobby Dheel; four brothers, Charles Dheel, Bobby Dheel, Ernie Dheel, and Butch Dheel; and a sister, Mary Lemaster. Survivors include four daughters, Jackie Dheel and Jennifer Dheel, both of Louisa, Malissia Hamilton of Inez and Rita Hubbard of Unicoi, Tenn.; four sisters, Margaret Borders of Pikeville, Katherine Jones of Columbus, Ohio, Ruth Amburgy of Toledo, Ohio, and Bonnie Dheel of Louisa; four brothers, Billy Dheel of Rittman, Ohio, Don Dheel of Columbus, Ohio, Joe Dheel of Louisa and Jimmy Dheel of Lowmansville; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at Meades Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Jimmy Bevins and Darrin Rice officiating. Burial was in Dheel Cemetery, Louisa, under direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Feb. 2010

   
FRANKLIN, Ernest Ray
1937-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Ernest Ray Franklin, 72, of River, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at his residence. Born June 10, 1937, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Anna Marie Caudill Franklin. He was an equipment operator with Martin County Coal and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Sue Williams Franklin, in 2003. Survivors include five sons, Bryan Franklin of Flint, Texas, Christopher Franklin, and Scott Franklin, both of River, Richard Franklin of Staffordsville and Eric Franklin of Thelma; a daughter, Tammy Conley of Thelma; a brother, Roy Franklin of Prestonsburg; a sister, Wanda Preston of River; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 5, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Arnold Fletcher, and John Fields officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb. 2010


FRAZIER, Mary Frances (Roache)
1920-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Mary Frances Roache Frazier, 89, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Bayview Center, Eustis, Fla. Born June 19, 1920, at Van Lear, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Roache and Leatha Watson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake Shore Presbyterian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Fisher Frazier, in 1992.  Survivors include three daughters, Judith Mary Werstein of Leesburg, Dianne Koch of Harrison Township, Mich., and Monnie Aletha Nowak of Villa Rica, Ga.; a sister, Maxie Perry of Zebulon, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 21, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Vicki Poole officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Blue River, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.24 2010

   
HENDERSON, Janet (Boyd)
1937-2010
She was born on August 12, 1937, in Johnson County, Ky., the daughter of Russell and Marvel Brown Boyd. She married Merrel Henderson on Dec. 23, 1964, in Morehead, Ky. Mrs. Henderson graduated from Morehead State University in 1959. She taught school at the Meade Memorial High School for one year and then went to work for the University of Kentucky as a Home Agent at Morehead. She also taught school later at Ferguson High School and Southern Elementary School. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Burnetta Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union and supported her friend, Elaine Holder, on 10 missionary trips to China. She enjoyed her Bridge Club and Investment Club. Mrs. Henderson is survived by her husband, Merrel; a daughter, Amanda (and Shannon) Helton of Somerset; two grandchildren, Cameron and Blakeleigh Helton of Somerset; her brother, Grayson (and Diane) Boyd of Paintsville, Ky.; sisters, Judy (and Paul) Henderson of New Albany, Ind., and Charlene (and Michael) Qualls of Ashland, Ky.; a special cousin, Patty Vanhoose of Paintsville, Ky.; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. Her greatest love was for all the survivors. Preceding her in death were her parents. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Hwy. 80, Somerset. Funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Neal Wade, Bro. Vola Brown, and Bro. Maynard Head officiating. Burial will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky. The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503. Commonwealth Journal Somerset, Kentucky FEBRUARY 17, 2010.   Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville listed her death Submitted By: Ron Branham

    
HITCHCOCK, Barbara Ann (Hayden)
1963-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Barbara Ann Hayden Hitchcock, 46, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Feb. 12, at her residence. Born March 16, 1963, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Hayden and Opal Bowen Staniford. She was a cook at Starfire Restaurant. Survivors include her husband, David Lee Hitchcock of Flat Gap; three sons, Byron Scott Hitchcock of Paintsville, Ryan Heath Hitchcock and Larry Kenneth Hitchcock, both of Flat Gap; a brother, Danny Hayden of Marion, Ohio; five sisters, Linda Spence, Bonnie O'Bryan and Opal Horne, all of Sitka, Brenda Dorton of Flat Gap, and Debbie Gumm of Lexington; and step-father, Johnnie Staniford. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Lykins officiating. The body was cremated, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.17 2010

   
JOHNSON, WIlliam L.
1920-2010
William L. (Bill) age 89 of Kettering passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Wood Glenn Alzheimer Community. Born on Sept. 12, 1920 in Red Bush, KY, Bill moved to Danville, Ohio in 1926 where he finished grade school. At age 14, during the height of the Great Depression, he left home and rented a one-room apartment in Hillsboro where he worked as a soda jerk at the Equity Ice Cream store. He worked and put himself through high school, graduating in 1939. In 1941, Bill became a manager for the Equity Ice Cream store on Salem Ave. in Dayton, Ohio. He met Roberta on a blind date and they were married on June 5, 1942. The War was raging at the time, and Bill tried to join up, but he was rejected because he was diagnosed with lung problems. He also worked at Dayton Steel Foundry until 1946. He worked various jobs until 1950, at which time he went to work for Rikes Department Store as a shoe salesman. After superior performance, he was asked to become the private chauffer and domestic servant manager for the Rike Family of Oakwood, Ohio and worked for Mrs. Fredrick Rike until 1963. After her death, he preformed similar duties for her son David Rike, and daughters Susan Kircher and Evelyn Haswell. Later on he worked for Virginia Kettering, Mrs. Susan Patterson and George Shaw in the same capacity. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara (Coldiron) Johnson; his loving wife, Roberta I. (Weimer) Johnson in 2006; brothers Kenneth Johnson and his wife Helen, Charles Johnson and his wife Betty; and sisters Genevieve Ludwick and her husband Glenn, and Carolyn Johnson. Bill is survived by his children: Lawrence D. Johnson, Keith W. Johnson and his wife Kathleen (Stamm) and their children Jacqueline (Matt) Johnson-Shuler and David (Beth) Johnson; Linda E. (Johnson) Wolf and her husband Charles and their children Valarie (Mjr. Steven) Wolf- Adams, Charles (Tasha) Wolf, III, Lauren Wolf, Zachary Wolf and Jeremiah Wolf; nine great- grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Sammy, Anna Kate, Bryceton, Brendon, Ashley, Greyson and Harper; and siblings Oswald (Betty) Johnson, Katherine Bandura, Frances (Les) Henshaw, James (Nancy) Johnson, and Roger (Carol) Johnson. The family will greet friends on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 5:007:00PM at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St., Centerville, OH. with Masonic services at 7PM. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00AM at the funeral home with Rev. Roland C. Marcus. If desired, donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice at 8087 Washington Village Drive, Bldg. A. Suite 120, Dayton, OH 45458. Dayton Ohio  2/23/2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
KEATON, Iness (Gilliam)
1936-2010
LAWRENCE COUNTY —Iness Gilliam Keaton, 63, of Martha, died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 17, 1936, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Elbert and Gretta Holbrook Gilliam. She was a teacher's aide at Blaine Elmentary School. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Randall Gilliam; and a sister, Charlene Keaton. Survivors include her husband, Roger Keaton of Martha; four daughters, Kimberly Turpin of Mt. Sterling, Lesa Mattingly of Martha, Brenda Keaton and Rhonda Shockley, both of Richmond; two brothers, Ivan Gilliam of Crocket and Larry Gilliam of West Liberty; two sisters, Carol Gilliam of Crocket and Kathy Fraley of Isonville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Andy Keaton, Jerry Brown, and Chris Rowland officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.03 2010

   
KIMBLER, Ray Vern
1934-2010
Ray Vern Kimbler, 75, of Carey, OH, died Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8:45 p.m. in Fairhaven Community. He was born Thursday, November 22, 1934 in Paintsville, KY, son of the late Paris and Sophia (McCloud) Kimbler. He married Betty L. King on February 15, 1958. She preceded him in death on November 11, 2009. Surviving are his children: Vicky (Jan) Brown, Carey, Donald "Bubba" Kimbler, Sycamore, Kimberlee (Steven) Fredritz, Wharton, Barbara (Ronald) Uhls, Clayton, OH, Misty (Jayson) Walters, Findlay. Also surviving are ten grandchildren: Camilla and Jenna Jesko, Tyler and Sarah McLaughlin, Matthew, Mary and Samuel Uhls, Brandon and Braxton Walters, Andrew Fredritz. One great-grandson, Corwin Barry. Also surviving are three sisters: Joyce Baldwin, Paintsville, KY, Esther Weiss, Nashville, TN, Judy (Gene) Gilbert, Marion, OH, two brothers: Bill Kimbler, Hardy, Arkansas, twin brother, Roy Kimbler, Paintsville, KY. Ray was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Kimbler, two grandsons, Jeremy Barry and Bailey Walters. Ray worked as a laborer at National Electrical Carbon Corp. in Fostoria, retiring in 1998. He then worked at McDonald's in Carey. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Carey First Free Will Baptist Church in Carey. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 2-8 p.m. at STOMBAUGH-BATTON FUNERAL HOME, Carey. Funeral Service will be held at Carey First Free Will Baptist Church, Carey, on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Bill Mahan officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 West Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316. Submitted by: Joyce Rickens Jul.2014

   
KING, Rachel M. (Hayes)
1950-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Rachel M. Hayes King, 59, of Sitka, died Thursday, Feb. 4, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Nov. 22, 1950, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Howard Lester and Elva Payne Short Hayes. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Howard King of Sitka; a son, Chester King of Sitka; a daughter, Melissa King of Staffordsville; a brother, Sterling Hayes of Lawrence County; a sister, Ann Belles of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in King Family Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.10 2010

    
LEMASTER, Evan McDowell
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Evan McDowell Lemaster, 84, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Nov. 29, 1925, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Luther and Lura Alice Collins Lemaster. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Neva Blanton Lemaster, in 2003. Survivors include three sons, John Lemaster of Hager Hill, Lee Lemaster of Pickerington, Ohio, and Ronald Lemaster of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Beverly Clark of Russell Springs and Rita Kimbler of Staffordsville; a brother, Robert C. Lemaster of Urbana, Ohio; five sisters, Nadine Blanton and Nora Ann McClure, both of Paintsville, Ruth Blanton and Etta Evelyn Webb, both of Oil Springs; and Jo Holbrook of Van Lear; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with J.R. Connelley officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.24 2010

   
LEMASTER, Ronald Dean "Ronnie"
1957-2010
GREENUP COUNTY —Ronald Dean "Ronnie" Lemaster, 53, of Flatwoods, died Friday, Feb. 5, at his residence. Born Jan. 20, 1957, at Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of Emma King Flannery of Salyersville and the late Waldyne Lemaster. He was a cashier/stockman at Kroger's in Ashland. Survivors include three sisters, Pam Lemaster and Vicky Flinchum, both of Swamp Branch, and Lisa Meeks of Bluefield, Va. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 8, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.10 2010

     
MARKLEY, Magdalena (Wells)
1929-2010
Magdalena (Maggie) Markley, age 80, of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 3:21 p.m. at Springfield Regional Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was born on October 15, 1929 in Odds, KY, a daughter to the late John Sherman, Sr. and Lillian (Collins) Wells. She married Ralph Markley on May 29, 1949 and he survives along with four daughters: Pam (Richard) Fleming of Urbana, Donna (Jerry) Bishop of Rosewood, Debbie Carnes and Christy Moore of Terre Haute; and a special nephew, Roger (Ruby) Wells of Conover. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, five sisters and seven sisters-in-law. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris with Pastor Grant Cordell of the Urbana Free Will Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ohio. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Springfield Ohio 2/23/2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
MCKENZIE, Ruth (Music)
1932-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Ruth Music McKenzie, 77, of Red Bush, died Friday, Feb. 19, at her residence. Born Oct. 30, 1932, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Alice Hall Music. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles McKenzie, in 1997; three sons, Charles Wade McKenzie, Robert Allen McKenzie and Bruce Pelphrey; three brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Cantrell and Debbie Pennington, both of Red Bush, and Jodi Ramey of Lawrence County; a brother, Charles Music of Springfield, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Danny Fannin, and Tim Salyers officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Family Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.24 2010

   
PENIX, Hobert Ferrell
1944-2010
Funeral services will be held today, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland, Fla., for Hobert Ferrell Penix, 65, Lakeland, formerly of Williamsport, who passed away Feb. 27. He was born May 19, 1944, in Johnson County, son of the late Hobert and Almira Meek Penix. He was a teacher, coach and truant officer for the Polk County, Fla. school board. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Ann Turner Penix. He is survived by his wife, Polly Penix; two sons, Greg (Donna) Penix and Mark (Pam) Penix, both of Lakeland; three step-sons, Devin (Dawna) Hunt and Michael Hunt, both of Lakeland, and Ron (Marianne) Hunt, Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister, Wilma Jean (Clyde) Pack, Paintsville; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and one nephew. A family graveside service will be held March 6. Arrangements under the direction of Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland. Painstville Herald Wednesday March 03, 2010

   
PITTMAN, Elzie Thomas
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Elzie Thomas Pittman, 84, of Paintsville, died Friday, Feb. 5, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Ware County, Ga., he was the son of the late Elzie Jesse and Amanda Emily Parrish Pittman. He was owner of Ponderosa Restaurant and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Pittman, in 2006; and a daughter, Janice Kay Mire. Survivors include a son, Joseph David Pittman of Lexington; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 10, at First Christian Church, Paintsville, with Wes Stedtfeld officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffords-ville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.17 2010

    
PRESTON, Guy M
1944-2010
A memorial service was eld at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Stark Funeral Service, Ypsilanti, Mich. for Guy Monroe Preston, 65, Ypsilanti, who passed away Feb. 22 at his home. He was born March 1, 1944, in Paintsville, son of the late Guy W. and Claretta Arnett Preston.  He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He was also preceded in death by his wife Martha Jean Zwaan. He is survived by one daughter, Angela Marie Preston; one brother James (Brenda) Preston, Englewood, Fla; one nephew, one aunt and several cousins. Arrangements under the direction of Stark Funeral Service.

   
PUCKETT, Christina (Castle)
1928-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Christina Puckett, 81, of Paintsville, died Monday, Feb. 1. Born Sept. 8, 1928, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ida Price Castle. She was a nurse at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Puckett. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Leroy Auxier officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Feb. 2010

     
RAMEY, Howard
1927-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Howard Ramey, 82, of Nippa, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 26, 1927, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Sam and Anna Lee Sadler Ramey. He was an educator at Van Lear High School and Johnson Central High School, a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Who's Who of American Math Teachers and Johnson Central Hall of Fame, a Kentucky Colonel and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Ramey of Nippa; a daughter, Barbara Burkett of Paintsville; a brother, Johnny Ramey of Nippa; four sisters, Sue Salyer, Mary Lee Burchett and Cynthia Williams, all of Nippa, and Emma Gene Music of Paintsville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 13, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.17 2010

    
RATLIFF, Katherine (Banks)
1942-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY Katherine Banks Ratliff, 67, of Paintsville, died Friday, Feb. 12, at her residence. Born Oct. 29, 1942, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Angie Banks. She was a housekeeper at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ratliff, in 2009; and a son, Anthony Ad Ratliff. Survivors include a son, Raymond Earl Ratliff of Paintsville; a daughter, Angela Ratliff of Paintsville; three brothers, Burgess Banks, Paul Banks and Ed Banks; three sisters, Bonita Centers, Mary Banks and Juanita Collins; four grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Willard Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.17 2010


SADLER, Lois Ann
1944-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Lois Ann Sadler, 65, of Stambaugh, died Friday, Feb. 26, at her residence. Born Aug. 1, 1944, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie and Millie Castle Sadler. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Burt Sadler and Alvie Sadler; and four sisters, Doloris June Gibson, Edith McKenzie, Wanda Sadler and Lillian Parker. Survivors include a brother, James Carl Sadler of Meally; and a sister, Della Mae Kuhnn of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill and Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Sadler Cemetery, Stambaugh, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.03 2010

   
SALYER, Elwanda
1923-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Elwanda Salyer, 86, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 9, 1923, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Fayne Stambaugh Salyer. She was a secretary for G.M. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Ann Vidican Tackett of Sitka; a brother, Ivan Gene Salyer of Sitka; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Father's House Church, Kerz, with Paul Dean Meade and John Ramey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Mar. 2010

   
SPEARS, Emogene
1929-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Emogene Spears, 80, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Feb. 12, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 18, 1929, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Marcus and Ida McFaddin Spears. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Marcus Spears, Jason Ernest Spears, Raymond Sam Spears and Charles Spears; and a sister, Edna Spears. Survivors include a sister, Irene Yates of Frederick, Md. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 14, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tobe Johnson officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.24 2010

    
STAFFORD, Jerald T.
1947-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Jerald T. Stafford, 62, of East Point, died Thursday, Feb. 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 9, 1947, at Mingo County, W.Va., he was a son of the late William and Thelma Blanton Stafford. He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Zenith Stafford. Survivors include his wife, Verna Cole Stafford of East Point; two sons, Michael Stafford of Fredericksburg, Va. and Matthew Stafford of Milan, Mich.; two daughters, Elizabeth Perry of Banner and Rebecca Stafford of Auxier; four brothers, Tenith Stafford and Tony Stafford, both of Ypsilanti, Mich., Jack Stafford of Athol, Mass., and Archie Tuten of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Kentrinka Miner of Ypsilanti; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News 2010

   
VANHOOSE, Wilbur D.
1943-2010
Wilbur D. VanHoose, age 66, of Riverside, passed away unexpectedly. He was born June 24, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky. Wilbur retired after 32 years of civil service from WPAFB and was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his son, Donny (Martina) VanHoose of Kettering; grandchildren, Matthew and Ashley VanHoose; sister, Charlene (Robert) Minton of Fairborn; and other numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Florence VanHoose; brother, Paul E. VanHoose; sister, Claudine VanHoose. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel with visitation 1 hour prior to time of service. Dayton Ohio  2/21/2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WARD, Eula (Daniel)
1927-2010
WEST VIRGINIA — Eula Ward, 82, of Lenore, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 8, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, South Williamson. Born July 26, 1927, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Elva Perry Daniel. Survivors include her husband, Elzie Ward of Lenore; a son, Ray Ward of Lenore; four daughters, Linda Johnson of Wabash, Ind., Judy Hocksema of Ellsworth, Mich., Mary Whitt and Sherri Spence, both of Lenore; a sister, Samtha Ratliff of Boons Camp; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Little Dove United Baptist Church, with Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Billy Boggs Memorial Gardens, Lenore, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.10 2010

    
WHITAKER, Timothy
1956-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Timothy "Tim" Whitaker, 53, of Royalton, died Sunday, Feb. 28, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 9, 1956, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Herald and Thelma Joseph Whitaker. He was a retired teacher. He was also preceded in death by a son, Travis Whitaker; a brother, Chuck Whitaker; and a sister, Deanna Faye Whitaker. Survivors include a son, Wesley Wayne Whitaker of Salyersville; and four brothers, Bobby Whitaker, Thomas Tom Whitaker, Carter Whitaker and Terry Whitaker, all of Salyersville. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 2, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Jones officiating. Burial was in Whitaker Family Cemetery, Puncheon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.03 2010

    
WILLIAMS, Benjamin Samuel
1931-2010
Benjamin Samuel Williams, beloved husband and devoted father, quietly departed this world Monday morning, February 22, 2010. Ben was born in Kenwood, KY (Johnson County) in 1931 to Hamilton Lewis and Lexie Lillian Williams, one of four siblings, (Lillian, Mary Margaret, and Harold Edward). He was a fine, multi-sport athlete at Louisville's Dupont Manual High School, earning seven varsity letters, and playing for state champion teams in both football and baseball. Ben's accomplishments were recognized in 2004 with his being named to the Manual Hall of Fame. Ben continued his athletic career at Centre College, earning four letters in both baseball and football each, along with a degree in economics. After college, he married Betty Jean Caswell and volunteered for the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After his military service, Ben joined the Corning Glass Works, with whom he held a series of progressively responsible positions, culminating in his being named North American Sales Manager (Electronics), a position he held until retirement in 1987. Ben and Betty were blessed with a son, Steven (1956); a daughter, Susan (1960); and a granddaughter, Kathryn (1988). Published in Courier-Journal on February 26, 2010 He died in Sedona, Arizona. Obituary was published in Louisville, Kentucky. Submitted By: Joyce Rickens Mar 2014

    
WILLIAMS, Dellegene (Rigsby)
1931-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Dellegene Williams, 78, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Feb. 12, at her residence. Born Dec. 16, 1931, at Red Bush, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Maxie Rigsby. She was a retail clerk. Survivors include her husband, Delmon Williams of Flat Gap; a daughter, Jerrilyn Auxier; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Delbert Gail Music officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.24 2010

   
WILLIAMSON, Brittiney Lynne
1988-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Brittiney Lynne Williamson, 22, of East Point, died Friday, Feb. 5, at Hager Hill. Born Dec. 30, 1988, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Elbert Williamson Jr. of Sitka and Lisa Lynn Burchett of East Point. Additional survivors include three brothers, Justin Gilbert Michael Williamson and John Wayne Fairchild III, both of East Point, and Michael Walker McKenzie of Flat Gap; and seven sisters, Toni Leeann Thompson, Emily Brooke Fairchild, Bethany Fairchild, McKennia Fitch and Bailey Fairchild, all of East Point, Amanda Renee Maynard of Tutor Key and Tiffany Butcher of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Feb.10 2010

          
WINGET, Christine I. (Rowland)
1930-2010
Christine I. "Jean" Winget, 79, of Springfield died Thursday, February 18, 2010 in Villa of Springfield. She was born May 19, 1930 in Johnson County (Paintsville), Kentucky the daughter of Milton Talmadge and Sarah (Sturgill) Rowland. Mrs. Winget had been employed by Friendlys Ice Cream. She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law Arthur and Angie Winget of Kingsville, Texas, Joseph and Michael Winget, both of Springfield; a niece Sandy (Don) Bullard; a nephew Earl Street; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Winget in 1978; brother Charles Rowland; sister Irene Street and nephew John Street. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 PM. in the Memorial Home with burial to follow in Newcomers Cemetery. Springfield Ohio 2/21/2010   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock
   
  




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BAKER, Laura B
2010
Laura married Edgar A. Holmes in Wabash; he died March 8, 1963. She then married William Baker in Wabash; he died March 4, 1992. She retired from Wabash Magnetics, and was a member of the Northside United Brethren Church, both of Wabash. She loved sewing and flower gardening. She is survived by four children; Larry G. Holmes of Lagro, Indiana, Jeffrey W. (Shawn) Holmes, Patricia A. (Rick) Pettingill, and Deborah L. (Andy) Radel all of Peru; nine grandchildren, Richard (Paula) Holmes of Wabash, William Cole Radel of Peru, Trisha Holmes, and David Holmes both of Logansport, Christy Holmes of Avon, Indiana, Chad Holmes of Logansport, Tammy Ogan of Jasper, Indiana, Laura Ogan, and Steven Ogan both of Peru. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rich Davis officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Monday, March 22 at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is The Alzheimer's Association. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc. Wabash, In. Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
BELCHER, William
1924-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —William "Bill" Belcher, 86, of West Van Lear, died Tuesday, March 23, at Highlands Regional in Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 21, 1924, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James and Ollie Mae Hyden Belcher. He was a World War II veteran and a janitor at Porter Elementary School. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Belcher, in 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Billie Fannin of West Van Lear and Judy Turner of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 26, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Larry Joe Bayes officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2010

    
BROWN, Estill
1921-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Estill Brown, 89, of Salyersville, died Monday, March 29, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 20, 1921, at Salyersville, he was the son of the late Harlan and Rebecca Wages Brown. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lacy Brown, Fred Brown and Chester Brown; and three sisters, Edna Hammonds, Judy Williams, and Lulie Back. Funeral services were Thursday, April 1, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Johnny Reed and Donavon Finch officiating. Burial was in Burton Fork Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
BURKE, Elsie (Collins)
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Elsie Collins Burke, 84, of Paintsville, formerly of Barnetts Creek, died Thursday, March 4, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Zack and Ethel Evans Collins. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Rowland; second husband, Joseph Burke; a son, James D. Rowland; a daughter, Phyllis Napier; a brother, William Ratliff; and a sister, Malta Daniels. Survivors include a brother, Eli Ratliff Jr. of Florida; a sister, Dorothy Williams of Middletown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 7, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.10 2010

   
BUTCHER, Ricky Jr.
1989-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Rickey Eugene "Bud" Butcher Jr., 20, of Austin, Ind., formerly of Van Lear, died Wednesday, March 24, in Indiana. Born July 16, 1989, at Ludington, Mich., he was the son of Rickey Butcher and Sandra Hannah. Survivors include a sister, Brandy Butcher of Austin, Ind. Funeral services were Sunday, March 28, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Gary Smith officiating. Burial was in Gene Butcher Cemetery, Daniels Creek, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2010

   
CASTLE, Gladys (Daniel)
1920-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Gladys Castle, 89, of Tutor Key, died Thursday, March 18, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 26, 1920, at River, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Savillar Preston Daniel. She was a cook at Tommy's Restaurant and a member of the River Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Johnson Stapleton, and second husband, Logan Castle. Survivors include two sons, Tim Castle of Sitka and Arthur Castle of Wittensville; a daughter, Stephanie Salyer of Tutor Key; a sister, Roberta VanHoose of Tutor Key; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, March 20, at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Hollie Jay VanHoose and James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

   
CONLEY, Wilbur L.
1960-2010
Wilbur L. Conley, 49, passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 2:25 PM in the care of Warsaw Meadows, Warsaw, Indiana. Wilbur was born September 1, 1960 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Dewey and Christine (Miller) Conley. Moving to Warsaw at a very young age, Wilbur graduated in 1978 from Warsaw High School.  He worked for Warsaw Plating Works for 24 years.  He enjoyed going with groups from the Bowen Center and attended Spirituality Group with the Bowen Center. Those he left behind with memories to treasure are his mother and step father:  Christine and Joseph Justice, Warsaw; Father Dewey Conley of Plymouth, Indiana; daughter: and son-in-law: Michelle and Nicholas Castle of Fort Wayne, Indiana; his grandmother:  Edna Miller, Warsaw; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law:  Judy and Bill Ferrill, Fortville, Indiana, Liz and Brooks Walls of Burket, Indiana and Trudy and Breck Walls, Pierceton, Indiana.  Wilbur’s grandfather, Noah Miller, preceded him in death. A time of sharing and encouraging the family will take place Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.  Wilbur’s life will be celebrated Monday, March 22, 2010 beginning at 11 AM in the funeral home.  Pastor Ron Patrick of New Beginning Church and World Outreach, Warsaw, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. TITUS FUNERAL HOME Warsaw, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham

    
DANIELS, Billy
1934-2010
Billy Scott Daniels, 75, of Wittensville, died Tuesday in Hazard. He was born March 25, 1934, in Johnson County. His wife, Diane Castle Daniels, survives. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Young Cemetery at Thealka. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville is in charge of arrangements.

   
DANIELS, Earl Jr.
1928-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Earl Daniels Jr., 81, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, March 31, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 18, 1928 in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Earl Daniels Sr. and Savillar Fairchild Daniels. He was a factory worker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Colvin Daniels in 2000; a son, Timothy Earl Daniels; four sisters, Beulah Hyden, Mary Daniels, Louellen Fairchild and Villian Hamilton VanHoose Daniels; and two brothers, Virgil Daniels and Bret Daniels. Survivors include a son, Terry Daniels of River; a daughter, Pam Back of Prestonsburg; a brother, Paul Anderson Daniels of Nippa; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Rediford officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
DAVIS, Estarah (Crum)
1914-2010
Estarah Crum Davis born the 5th of February 1914 went home to the lord Tuesday, 23rd of March, 2010 in Prestonsberg. Visitation Thursday March 25 from 6 P.M. – 9 P.M at Preston Funeral Home. Service to be held at Little Friendship United Baptist Church at 11 am Friday. Burial following at Crum Cemetery at Boons Camp. Esterah was born in Johnson county to Addie (Adam) and Effie Pennix Crum. In 1934 she married Ab (Albert) Davis, who passed in 1966. Together they had 4 children and due to an illness mourned the loss of a daughter, Janice, who passed in 1943. Esterah was preceded in death not only by her parents, husband and one daughter, but also a sister, Gypsy Crum Dutton and her brothers Seymour and Marda Crum. Esterah has left behind a sister, Janie Butcher, and a sister in law Liz Crum of Kentucky. Three children, a daughter, Hannah (Dave) Goble, 2 sons, Charles (Edith) Davis and Kenneth (Shirley) Davis. All of whom reside in Michigan. At her time of passing she has also left a legacy of 6 grandchilden, 10 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Esterah was also a member of United Baptist Church for many years and always enjoyed the fellowship offered. We will all miss Esterah very much and will pass down our stories and memories of her to our children and grandchildren. Submitted by: Ron Branham

   
DIXON, Mary L. (Castle)
1924-2010
Mary L. Dixon, age 85 of West Alexandria, OH. died Fri. Mar. 12, 2010. She was born in Paintsville, KY. on May 31, 1924 to James and Ethel (Huff) Castle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boliver. She is survived by 2 brothers, Corbett Castle, Beavercreek, OH., Kenneth (Jessie) Castle, VanLear, KY., and 3 sisters, Sharon (Robert) Hannah, Paintsville, KY., Sandra S. Castle, Wittensville, KY., and Donna (James) Castle-McCarty, Oil Springs, KY. She was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, 3 brothers, Charles Castle, Earl Castle, and Robert Castle and a sister, Oneida Witten. A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tues. Mar. 16, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery in West Alexandria, OH. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Dayton Ohio 3/14/2010  Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

    
FAIRCHILD, Jessie W. “Popeye”
1934-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jessie W. "Popeye" Fairchild, 75, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, March 20, at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1934, at Staffordsville, he was the son of the late Jessie and Gracie Litton Fairchild. He was a concrete finisher/construction worker. Survivors include two sons, Gary W. Fairchild and Larry Curtis, both of Staffordsville; four brothers, Ervin Fairchild, Ivan Fairchild and Willie Fairchild, all of Staffordsville, and Buford Fairchild of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Shelby Jean Blanton, Shirley Hill and Dollie Pennington, all of Staffordsville; a grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Donald R. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery, Staffordsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

   
GAMBOE, Jake
1933-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jake Gamboe, 76, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, March 2, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 23, 1933, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Ruth Fairchild Gamboe. He was retired from Kentucky/West Virginia Gas and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sally Gambill Gamboe, in 2006. Survivors include three brothers, Robert L. Rackley of Havelock, N.C., James L. Gamboe of Paintsville and Edward R. Gamboe of Zebulon, N.C.; a daughter, Susan Cantrell of Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Adkins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.10 2010

     
HILL, Tollie
1922-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Tollie Hill, 87, of Flat Gap, died Saturday March 13 2010, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 2, 1922, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Arlen and Merdie Burchett Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Griffith Hill in 2009; a son, Larry Hill; and two brothers, Wallace Hill and Hobert Hill. Survivors include two sons, Richard Hill of Oil Springs and Jerry Hill of Flat Gap; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Hill of Staffordsville and Linda Ball of West Liberty; a sister, Kathleen Blevins of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Mar. 2010

    
HORNE, Albert Buck
1914-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Albert "Buck" Horne, 95, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Barnetts Creek, died Monday, March 15, in Springfield. Born March 18, 1914, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Julia Salyer Horne. He was a retired school bus driver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Gertrude Horne; a son, Wilbure Lee Horne; a daughter, Bureda Sue Collier; six brothers; and six sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Jeretta Kaye Howard of Springfield; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

  
HOWARD, Jeremy Ray
2010-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Jeremy Ray Howard, infant, died Tuesday, March 16, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 16, in Johnson County, he was the son of Jeremy Howard and Melissa Wright. Funeral services were Friday, March 19, at Bethlehem to Calvary Apostolic Church, with Johnny Reed officiating. Burial was in Ray Perkins Cemetery, Trace Branch, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

    
KESTNER, Pearl Bernice (Litton)
1943-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Pearl Bernice Litton Kestner, 66, of Meally, died Saturday, March 20, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 5, 1943, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late William Hayes Litton and Georgia Gillispie Litton. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Litton and Willis Litton. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Kestner of Meally; a daughter, Debbie Fitch Trimble of Paintsville; a brother, Howard Litton of Iowa, La.; three sisters, Lillian O'Bryan of Leander, Phyllis Burchett of Stambaugh and Loretta Webb of Sevierville, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Edmond Hickman, and Clarence LeMaster officiating. Friends may call after 9 a.m., until time of services on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

    
MCCARTY, Lillie (Cox)
1936-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Lillie McCarty, 73, of Oil Springs, died Monday, March 8. Born June 20, 1936, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late John Thurman and Betty Gambill Cox. She was a member of the Fish Trap United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Arville McCarty of Oil Springs; two daughters, Brenda Carol Morgan of Lexington and Teresa Gail Howard of Staffordsville; two brothers, Charles Cox of Flat Gap and James Cox of Summersville, S.C.; two sisters, Glenda Sowers of Zanesville, Ohio, and Sue Miller of South Point, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, March 12, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Hershell Wright officiating. Burial was in McCarty Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.18 2010

    
MEADE, Richard
1926-2020
JOHNSON COUNTY —Richard Meade, 83, of Oil Springs, died Monday, March 29, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born June 24, 1926, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late Manuel and Ella Tackett Meade. He was a farmer. Survivors include a son, Richard Meade Jr. of Oil Springs; three daughters, Virginia Meade, Garnetta Montgomery and Kathy Williams, all of Oil Springs; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 1, at First Community Baptist Church, Falcon, with Lindsey Meade and James Meade officiating. Burial was in Meade Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
MULLINS, Kendall “Johnny” C.
1932-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Kendall "Johnny" C. Mullins, 78, of Nippa, died Saturday, March 6, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 1, 1932, in Wise County, Va., he was the son of the late Jonas Lee and Sarah Lucinda Maggard Mullins. He was an owner of a ceramic shop. Survivors include his wife, Alta Cornette Mullins of Nippa; a brother, Vester Mullins of Letcher County; two sisters, Betty Thompson and Blanche Hubbard, both of Knox County, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James K. Caudill and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.10 2010

    
MUSIC, Harold D.
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Harold D. Music, 70, of Hager Hill, died Monday, March 8, at his residence. Born July 31, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine Reed Music. He worked at Dave's Concrete. Survivors include his wife, Verda Hall Music of Hager Hill; two daughters, Lee Ann Cole of West Van Lear and Renee Brooks of Hager Hill; three brothers, Fred Music of Boons Camp, Jerry Music of Michigan and James Music of Virginia; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, March 12, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.18 2010

   
PATRICK, Beatrice (Grimm)
1921-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Beatrice Patrick, 89, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 12, 1921, at Nippa, she was the daughter of the late Bascom and Sarah Grimm. She was a seamstress. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Patrick, in 1997. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with John G. Pelphrey and Joe Carroll officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
PLUMMER, Betty (Mollette)
1932-2010
FAYETTE COUNTY —Betty Mollette Plummer, 77, of Lexington, died Monday, March 22, in Lexington. Born Sept. 10, 1932, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John B. & Maggie Williams Mollette. She was a clerk at LeRoy's Jewelers and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband Doug Plummer, in 2003. Survivors include a son, Johnny Plummer of Thealka; a daughter, Toni Fletcher of Lexington; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 25, at Preston Funeral Home, with Mark Tackett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2010

   
PRESTON, Myrtle M.(Osborne)
1915-2010
LAWRENCE COUNTY —Myrtle M. Preston, 94, of Lawrence County, died Sunday, March 28, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Born Sept. 11, 1915, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Bessie Spence Osborne. She was a member of the Richardson Missionary Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Clayton Preston; a son, Timothy Ray Preston; a daughter, Bessie Elizabeth Preston; a sister, Belva Osborne; and a brother, Grover Osborne. Survivors include a sister, Goldia Chaffin of Warfield; and a brother, Charles Osborne of Inez. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 31, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ric Frazier and James Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2010

     
PRICE, Henry Harold
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Henry Harold Price, 74, of Offutt, died Monday, March 15. Born June 8, 1935, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Clark and Alma Ward Price. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a repairman with General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Ida Knott Price of Offutt; a son, Henry E. Price Jr. of Offutt; a daughter, Laurie Scott of Offutt; three step-daughters, Robin Clark of Westland, Mich., Kimberly Myers of Florence and Rebecca Kovack of Romulus, Mich.; four brothers, Frank Price of Parkersburg, W.Va., Claude Price of Wakeman, Ohio, Eddie Ray of Offutt and William Russell Price of Boons Camp; and two sisters, Janan Bostic of South Lyon, Mich., and Faye Craddock of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were Thursday, March 18, at Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church, with Jimmy Price and Edmond Hickman officiating. Burial was in Henry Price Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.18 2010

     
RAEBURN, Alexander
1946-2010
Alexander Raeburn, Age 88, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010 at Hospice of Hamilton. He was born April 22, 1921 in County Line, WI, the son of Alexander and Isabel (Simpson) Raeburn. On June 22, 1946 Alexander married Gladys Skaggs in Terryville, KY. She preceded him in death on May 16, 1999. He was a Veteran of the US Navy. Other memberships include: Senior Citizens Bowling League at Linden Lanes and Valley Chapel Church. Mr. Raeburn leaves behind his daughter, Mary I. Jaynes of Flat Gap, KY; brother, Robert Raeburn of Fairfield; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 2 sisters; brother; daughter, Linda Louzette Raeburn; and special friend "Ruthie". Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2010 at the Avance Funeral Home & Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the funeral home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
RICE, Betty (Wells)
1952-2010
LAWRENCE COUNTY —Betty Rice, 58, of Adams, died Monday, March 1, at her residence. Born Feb. 27, 1952, in Lewis County, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Virginia Combs Wells. Survivors include three sons, John Rice of Adams, Roy Rice of Falcon and David Michael Rice of Paintsville; a daughter, Tammy Rice of Sandy Hook; a brother, Emery Wells of Tennessee; and two sisters, Reva Grimm of Charley and Anna Moffitt of Ypsilanti, Mich. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rice Family Cemetery, Sitka. Visition will be 10 a.m. until funeral time, Thursday, at the funeral home, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.10 2010

    
SALYER, David Shafter
1951-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —David Shafter Salyer, 59, of Wittensville, died Monday, March 29, at his residence. Born March 16, 1951, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Shafter and Leona Pace Salyer. He was a general steel laborer. Survivors include two brothers, Danny Salyer of Bellefonte, Ohio, and Randy Salyer of Salyersville; and four sisters, Virtrece Butcher, Sandra Hampton, both of Wittensville, Betty Cantrell of Fuget, and Sherrie Ratliff of Staffordsville. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Freddy Salyer, and Jimmy Salyer officiating. Burial was in Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
SALYER, Edna (Stambaugh)
1921-2010
OHIO — Edna Stambaugh Salyer, 89, of Coalgrove, Ohio, died Friday, March 19, at Oakmonte Manor Rehabilitation Center, Flatwoods. Born July 31, 1921, at Sitka, she was the daughter of the late George and Annie Sellard Stambaugh. Survivors include her husband, James Salyer of Coalgrove; a son, James E. Murphy of Ironville; a daughter, Jeanette Thompson of Boca Raton, Fla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, March 23, with Michael Rice officiating. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, under direction of Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

   
SALYER, James A. "Jimmy"
1936-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —James A. "Jimmy" Salyer, 74, of Flat Gap, died Monday, March 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 3, 1936, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James Henrey and Allie Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Celia Wooton Salyer of Flat Gap; two sons, Tim Salyer and Lonnie Salyer, both of Flat Gap; three brothers, Noah Salyer of Huntington, W.Va., Cozy Salyer of West Liberty and Jesse B. Salyer of Flat Gap; four sisters, Mandie Salyer and Esta Johnson, both of Flat Gap, Moncie Vickers of Dandridge, Tenn., Lula Gay Salyer of Summerville, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Windell Kelly and Levi Cantrell officiating. Burial was in J.A. Salyer Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.18 2010

   
SCOTT, Billie Marie (Arms)
1931-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Billie Marie Arms Scott, 79, of Swamp Branch, died Monday, March 15, at her residence. Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Martha Arms. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buck Scott, in 1990; and two sons, Lowell Keith Scott and Danny B. Scott. Survivors include five sons, Jerry Scott of Salyersville, Nick Scott and Ronnie Scott, both of Riceville, and Pinky Scott and Bucky Scott, both of Swamp Branch; four daughters, Nancy Blair of Hager Hill, Sharon Tackett of Riceville, Leatrice Click of Leander and Teresa Scott of Swamp Branch; four brothers, Rutherford Arms, Elbert Arms, J.R. Arms, and Doug Arms, all of Swamp Branch, and Bernett Arms of Oil Springs; three sisters, Bonnie Litteral of Oil Springs, Betty Perkins of Greenup and Bernice Fitzpatrick of Leander; 25 grandchildren; and 36 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 18, at New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, Riceville, with Joe Scott and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

   
SIMPKINS Warren
1948-2010
Warren Simpkins, age 61, of Commercial Point, Ohio, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 15, 2010. He was born on September 5, 1948 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Walter and Ola Simpkins. Warren spent his early childhood in Warfield, Kentucky before coming to the Columbus area. He worked for many years at Ross Labs, a division of Abbott Laboratories. Warren was a part of many activities; he was the assistant Pastor at Mt. Sterling Freewill Baptist Church where he also taught Young Adult Sunday School, played on his church's softball team, was the head of the Youth Olympics for the Trinity Conference, participated in ministries for Courthouse Manor Nursing Home, and sang in the Lighthouse Singers Quartet along with his daughter. Warren loved reading, watching movies, guns, cars, and cartoons, especially Marvin the Martian. He was preceded in death by his father Walter Simpkins. Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Martha Simpkins; daughters, Janee Simpkins and her fiance, Jeremy Stephenson, Jennifer Band, and Heather Simpkins; grandsons, Warren C. "Boogie" Simpkins, and Michael Tackett; mother, Ola Simpkins; sister, Judy (Tim) Castle; brother, Thom (Julie) Simpkins; friend, Marvin Tackett; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Warren will be remembered as kind hearted, and always a gentleman. Friends may call Friday, March 19, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Densil Wright officiating. Interment at will follow at Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point, Ohio. Columbus Ohio March 18, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
SPEARS, Birdie (Johnson)
1946-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Birdie Johnson Spears, 64, of Hi Hat, died Friday, March 12, at her residence. Born March 7, 1946, at Wheelwright, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Nora Hall Johnson. She was a direct care provider and was of the Christian faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buster Spears; three brothers, Gardener Johnson, Garland Johnson and Claude Johnson; and a sister, Lora Craft. Survivors include two sons, Randy Spears of Georgetown and Steve Spears of McConnells, S.C.; five daughters, Lori Spears of Hi Hat, Tammy Newsome of Bryan, Ohio, Pam Newsome of Louisa, Alice Ratliff of Martin and Mary Castle of Paintsville; three brothers, Clarence Johnson and Ronnie Johnson, both of Prestonsburg, and Russell Johnson of Van Lear; three sisters, Rosa Lee Craft of Meally, Peggy Case of Prestonsburg and Myrtle Jones; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were Tuesday, March 16, at Hall Funeral Home, with Steven V. Williams officiating. Burial was in Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat, under direction of Hall Funeral Home of Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.18 2010

    
TACKETT, Caryn Marie
1975-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Caryn Tackett, 34, of Wittensville, died Tuesday, March 16, in Sitka. Born April 4, 1975, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Susan Gelason Skaggs and the late James Stephen. Additional survivors include her husband, Troy Lewis Tackett of Wittensville; two sons, Troy Tackett Jr. of Hager Hill and Roy Eugene Tackett of Stambaugh; a daughter, Lavanna Tackett of Hager Hill; three brothers, James Albert Skaggs of North Carolina, Johnny Jarrell and Justin Jarrell, both of Columbus, Ohio; and a sister, Patricia Tipton of Columbus. Funeral services were Sunday, March 21, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, with Terry Conley and John L. Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs-Young Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

    
VANHOOSE, Charles D
1938-2010
Charles David VanHoose born December 19, 1938 in Paintsville, KY died on Saturday, March 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice McFaddin VanHoose, his daughter, Deveda VanHoose Adkins, his son Robert Harrison VanHoose, four grandchildren: Ricky Adkins, Maryann Adkins Dillow, Robert VanHoose, Jr., Marinda VanHoose, and five great grandchildren: Madison Adkins, Kaleb Adkins, Veronica Dillow, Mikey Dillow, and Natalie Dillow. He and his wife were happily married for 53 years. He was a Baptist minister for many years. He was a retiree from the City of Dayton Water Department. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, 2405 Harshman Rd., Dayton. Pastor Hollie J. VanHoose, officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "North Dayton Chapel," 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Additional visitation & graveside service will be in Paintsville, KY. Dayton Ohio 3/22/2010   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WALTERS, Jeffery L
1972-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Jeffery Lyn Walters, 38, of Salyersville, died Monday, March 29, at his residence. Born Feb. 12, 1972, in Johnson County, he was the son of Harold David and Judy Lee Jordan Walters. Survivors include a son, David Walters of Salyersville; a daughter, Jayla Walters of Salyersville; and two sisters, Rhonda Patrick and Nikita Hackworth, both of Salyersville. Funeral services were Friday, April 2, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Matthew Gullion and Dean Meade officiating. Burial was in Perkins Family Cemetery, Grape Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
WARD, Donis J.
1941-2010
Donis J. Ward, 68, of Wabash, Indiana, died Wednesday, at 12:30 a.m., March 17, 2010 at his home. He was born October 6, 1941 in Johnson County, Kentucky to Elsie (Castle) Ward. Donis married Dixie (Music) Perkey in Wabash, on July 3, 1999. He was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping in his RV, and being with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Ward of Wabash; 3 children, Shelly Tyler, Cindy Auston, and Donis Ward, Jr.; 3 brothers, Leo Browning, Herbert Ward, and T.J. Stewart; sister, Wanda Stewart; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren all of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Mancheter Ave., Wabash, on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim Prater and Rev. Robert McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Friday, March 19 at the funeral home. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc. Wabash, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham
   
Born in Johson County, Kentucky on Oct. 6, 1941   Died on Mar. 17, 2010 and resided in Wabash, IN.   Visitation: Friday, Mar. 19, 2010   Service: Saturday, Mar. 20, 2010   Cemetery: Falls Cemetery 

  
WARD, John C. III
1939-2010  
John C. Ward, 70, passed away March 4, 2010. Private family services were held March 4th in Amarillo. Arrangements are by Morrison Funeral Directors. John was born July 3, 1939 in Kirksville, Missouri to Hazel and John Ward, Jr. He served in the US Navy and was an explosive technician. He loved to visit with his friends and family. He liked to restore old cars and go fishing. John had been a resident of Dumas for 15 years and was a Catholic. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John Ward, IV. Survivors include; sisters, Helen Lucero and husband James of Tularosa, NM, Virginia Hermes of Overland, KS, Carole Godinez of Amarillo; brother Bert Ward and wife Laura of Canterbury, New Zealand.
    
WARD, John C.  IV
1971-2009 
John C. Ward IV, 38, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2009. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 4, 2010 at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Brother Carlos Rodriguez, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints officiating. John was born July 14, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky to John and Phyllis Ward. He was employed by Lowes Supermarket. He was a gentle person and will be missed by all who knew him. John was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints and had been a resident of Dumas since 1993. Survivors include; his father, John C. Ward III of Dumas, his mother, Phyllis Ward, brother, Jason and sister, Sabrina Ward all of Thelma, KY; his best friend and companion, Elizabeth Jackson of Dumas; uncle Bert Ward of New Zealand; aunts, Helen Lucero of Tularosa, NM, Virginia Hermes of Overland Park, KS, and Carole Godinez of Amarillo, and numeous cousins and friends.  JOHNSON COUNTY CONNECTIONS

   
WEBB, George W.
1918-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —George W. Webb, 91, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, March 17, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 4, 1918, at Oil Springs, he was the son of the late Leander and Dona Salyer Webb. He was a coal miner. Survivors include two sons, Charles Donald Webb of Oil Springs and George Danny Webb of Johnson City, Tenn.; two daughters, Fran E. Davis of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Judith Carol VanHoose of Oil Springs; a brother, Arrowood Webb of Wooster, Ohio; a sister, Gladys Gullett of Clarksville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, March 21, at Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church, with Keith Horn, Chad Blair, and Larry Meadows officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

     
WELLS, Jimmy Ronald
1953-2010
Funeral services will be held March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jimmy Ronald Wells, 56, of Boons Camp, who passed away March 3. He was born Oct.14, 1953, in Johnson County, son of the late Edgar and Rebecca Preston Wells. He was a self-employed construction worker. He is survived by three brothers, Garry Wells, Flat Gap, Zip Wells, West Liberty, and Herbert R. Wells, Dayton, Ohio; and three sisters, Jewell Fitch, Fla., Christine Hall, Meally, and Darlene Blair, Hager Hill. Services will be conducted by Willie Goble, with burial in the Wells Cemetery, Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Friday March 5, 2010

   
WELLS, Zephaniah
1918-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Zephaniah Wells, 92, of Boons Camp, died Monday, March 22. Born Feb. 23, 1918, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Marcus Lindsay and Levisa Hinkle Wells. He was a meat packer with Armour Meat Company and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Deloras Allen Wells. Survivors include two sons, Richard Wells and Robert Wells, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; a daughter, Doloras Ann Wells of Annandale, Va.; and two grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Wednesday, March 24, with James Cox officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, under direction of Prestson Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.31 2010

    
WHITT, Frank
1966-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Frank Whitt, 43, of River, died Saturday, March 20, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born June 14, 1966, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Ed and Virginia Coburn Whitt. He was a stocker. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Christine Whitt. Survivors include his wife, Flora Gillispie Whitt; five sons, Franklin Whitt, Chris Whitt and Walter Marshall, all of Paintsville, John Marshall of Martin and Thomas Whitt of Harlan; a daughter, Amy Whitt of Harlan; three brothers, James Whitt and Harold Whitt, both of Paintsville, and Billy Whitt of Banner; three sisters, Ada Blackburn and Mona Barnett both of Mt. Sterling, and Gayle Plymale of River; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 24, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Franklin Whitt officiating. Burial will be in Whitt Family Cemetery, River, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Mar.24 2010

  
WRIGHT, Melvin
1927-2010
Elder Melvin Wright, age 82 of Old House Branch in West Liberty, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Morgan County Appalachain Regional Hospital in West Liberty, Kentucky. Melvin was born May 7, 1927 in Morgan County, Kentucky; son of the late Walter & Nora Gamble Wright. Melvin was a retired farmer. He was baptized at the age of 19 and started preaching in the 1940 and was a member of the Fish Trap United Baptist Church in Staffordville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by two daughters; Corty Francis Wright & Ethal May Wright and two sons; Joe Dan Wright & Ronnie J. Wright. Surviving is his wife, Gerturde Young Wright, Two daughters, Fay & Bob Cole of Sidney, Ohio & Linda Gay Wright of West Liberty, KY Five sons; Donnie Ray & Rita Wright of Flat Gap, KY, Earl Dean & Karen Wright of West Liberty, KY, Larry Edward & Karen Wright of West Liberty, KY, Billy Joe & Jennifer Wright of Isonville, KY and Buell J. Wright of West Liberty, KY. Four sisters; Ellie Howard of West Liberty, KY, Katherine Ball, Dale Pike and Martha Jones all of Ohio. Twelve grandchildren & twelve great-grandchildren. Host of nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Bro. Dan Cantrell, Bro. Sammy Reed & Bro. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Bill Wright Cemetery on Lonnie Wright Road in West Liberty, Kentucky. Visitation after 6:00 pm Friday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty, Kentucky. Pallbearers: Robert Legg, Omar Brake, Carl Dean Smith, Homer Lewis Jr., Charlie Cantrell, Darrell Wright Jr. & Ben Franklin Smith. Courtesy of the Herald Stewart and Halsey Funeral Home. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock








APRIL - 2010
    
   
   
ADKINS, Charles W.
1943-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Charles William "Coach Charlie" Adkins, 67, of River, died Wednesday, April 21 at his residence. Born March 19, 1943, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Billy and Elizabeth Stanley Adkins. He was a retired Paintsville High School baseball coach and a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois Turner Adkins of River; a son, Keith Adkins of Campbellsville; two daughters, Jennifer Pelphrey of River and Aimee Adkins of Lafayette, Ind.; two sisters, Linda Castle of Sandusky, Ohio, and Sherry Hamilton of Thealka; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 24, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill and Clint Adams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr 2010

     
BRINK, Verlie (Fitch)
2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Verlie Mae Fitch Brink, 70, of Paintsville, died Thursday, April 1, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 31, 1939 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Nola Mae Castle Fitch. Survivors include her husband, Leslie Frank Brink Sr. of Paintsville; four sons, Robert Lee Brink of Oil Springs, Leslie Franklin Brink Jr., David Glen Brink and Paul Douglas Brink, all of Paintsville; three daughters, Janet Carol Brink Pelphrey of Van Lear, Donna Sue Brink and Teresa Ann Brink, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Glen Burton Fitch and Gary Glen Fitch, both of Paintsville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Lykins and Chester Keethly officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
BURKE, Lou (Adams)
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Lou Ida Burke, 75, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, April 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 19, 1935, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Alice Adkins Adams. She was a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Bill Burke of Hager Hill; four sons, Billy Ray Burke of Paintsville, John C. Burke, Gerry F. Burke and James H. Burke, all of Hager Hill; two daughters, Bernadette Carroll of Paintsville and Margaret Ann Blevins of Hager Hill; three brothers, Clell Adams of Charley, John Adams of Whitehouse and Herbert Ray Adams of Pikeville; two sisters, Helen Mollette of Paintsville and Mabel Meek of Van Lear; 16 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 20, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Leroy Auxier, and Bryan Auxier officiating. Burial was in Burke Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2010

   
CANTRELL, Henry F
1946-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Henry Ford Cantrell, 63, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, April 17, at his residence. Born Dec. 12, 1946, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Burns "Nig" and Manda Blanton Cantrell. He was a coal core driller. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Cantrell of Oil Springs; two sons, Patrick Cantrell and William Cantrell, both of Oil Springs; two daughters, Beth Stambaugh of Stambaugh and Crystal Stidham of Wayne, Okla.; a brother, Dean Cantrell of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Mary Anna Flaker of Oil Springs; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 20, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2010

    
CANTRELL, Shanda
1978-2010
MORGAN COUNTY —Shanda Cantrell, 32, of West Liberty, died Saturday, April 24, at her residence. Born Feb. 19, 1978, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of Gwendolyn McKenzie Cantrell of West Liberty and the late B.H. Cantrell. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Brenda Cantrell, Kathy Fuller and Maxie Phillips. Additional survivors include nine brothers, Jeffrey Cantrell, Joe Cantrell, Buell Cantrell, Denzil Cantrell, Jimmy Cantrell, Roy Cantrell, Scotty Cantrell, all of West Liberty, Jerry Daniel of Jackson and Scott Daniel of Paintsville; and four sisters, Nevil Wamsley of Piqua, Ohio, Shirley Dershem of Covington, Ohio, Dana O'Neal of Elkfork, and Bonnie Loraine of Sidney, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, April 26, at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel, with Jeff Adkins, Dale Prewitt, and Raymond VanCleave officiating. Burial was in the John Wallace Cantrell Cemetery, West Liberty, under direction of Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty. Big Sandy News Apr 2010

CANTRELL, Shanda
1978-2010
Ms. Shanda Cantrell, age 32 of West Liberty, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born February 19, 1978 in Paintsville, Kentucky; daughter of Gwendolyn McKenzie Cantrell & the late B.H. Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her father, B.H. Cantrell, grandparents; J.W. & Minnie Cantrell and Dolpha & Della McKenzie, sisters; Brenda Cantrell, Kathy Fuller & Maxie Phillips, brothers; Dan Cantrell & Jackie Daniel. She is survived by her mother, Gwendolyn McKenzie Cantrell of West Liberty, KY, Brothers; Jeffrey & Natasha Cantrell of West Liberty, KY, Joe & Christine Cantrell, Buell & Carolyn Cantrell, Denzil & Alma Cantrell, Jimmy & Barbara Cantrell, Roy Cantrell, Scotty & Jennifer Cantrell all of West Liberty, KY, Jerry & Angie Daniel of Jackson, KY and Scott Daniel of Paintsville, KY, Special Friend, Mike Hutchinson of West Liberty, KY, Sisters; Nevil & Jake Wamsley of Piqua, OH, Shirley & Dale Dershem of Covington, OH, Dana & Johnny O'Neal of Elkfork, KY and Bonnie & Jimmy Loraine of Sidney, OH. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday, April 26, 2010 at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Bro. Jeff Adkins, Bro. Dale Prewitt & Rev. Raymond VanCleave officiating. Burial will follow in the John Wallace Cantrell Cemetery on Upper Sand Lick Road in West Liberty, Kentucky. Visitation after 6:00 pm Sunday at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in West Liberty, Kentucky. Pallbearers: Josh O'Neal, Jerry Cantrell, Derrick Cantrell, Chris Cantrell, Derreck Whitt & Mitchell O'Neal. Submitted By: Sharon Cox

   
CANTRELL, Tammy (Gilliam)
1962-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Tammy Cantrell, 47, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, April 11, in Johnson County. Born Dec. 28, 1962, she was the daughter of Pamela Rigsby Eldridge of Martha and the late Amos Gilliam. She was a store clerk at APPCO of Staffordsville. Survivors include a son, Jason Cantrell of Staffordsville; a daughter, Kayla Leann Cantrell of Staffordsville; a brother, Dean Gilliam of Litteral; and a sister, Melissa Dawn Skaggs of Mazie. Funeral services were Monday, April 5, at Christian Union Church. Burial was in Gilliam Cemetery, Martha, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
CHARLES, Betty (Wilcox)
1961-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Betty "B.J." Charles, 48, of Van Lear, died Monday, April 5, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Oct. 18, 1961, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Reva Webb and the late Levi Wilcox. Additional survivors include two sons, Bradley Charles and James "Nick" Charles, both of Van Lear; two brothers, Richard Wilcox of Van Lear and Tony Robinson of Paintsville; and two sisters, JoAnn Conn of Prestonsburg and Janie Bartley of London. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 7, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

     
CHIDESTER, Miranda (Mollett)
1993-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Miranda Faye Mollett Chidester, 17, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, April 10. Born Feb. 27, 1993, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Earl and Debbie Mollett.  Additional survivors include her husband, Christopher Chidester of Tutor Key; three brothers, Nicholas Barnett, Cody Mollett and Jacob Mollett, all of Tutor Key; and two sisters, Leslie Ratliff of Flat Gap and Belinda Mollett of Paintsville. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 14, at Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church, with David Meek officiating. Visitiation will be 9 a.m., until service time. Burial will be in Mollett Family Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
COLLINS, William Robert
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —William Robert Collins, 71, of Offutt, died Saturday, April 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 15, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Elzie Jefferson and Alice Mullins Collins. He was a lineman with the Big Sandy RECC and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Allis Collins of Offutt; two sons, William Robert Collins Jr. and Willard Allan Collins, both of Offutt; three brothers, Robert Collins and Frank Collins, both of Boons Camp, and Doug Collins of Offutt; four sisters, Betty Spriggs and Charlotte Price, both of Boons Camp, Doris Baldwin of Paintsville, and Joanie Daniel of Meally; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 28, at Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church, with Edmond Hickman and Landram Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Collins Family Cemetery, Offutt, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr 2010

    
CONLEY, Barbara (Allen)
1920-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Barbara A. Conley, 89, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 30, at her residence. Born Oct. 9, 1920, at Monticello, she was the daughter of the late C.F. and Belle Richardson Allen. She was a teacher with the Paintsville City School System, and a member of the Delta Copa Gamma and Paintsville Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Robert M. Conley of Paintsville; a daughter, Brenda Roningen of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 3, at Paintsville Funeral Home, with Robert Coppings officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 05 2010

    
CONLEY, Vivian (Howard)
1917-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Vivivan Howard Conley, 92, of Paintsville, died Monday, April 12, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Oct. 7, 1917, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Josephus and Bessie Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Morris Conley, in 2005. Survivors include a son, Charles Neil Conley of Berea; a daughter, Karen Herald of Staffordsville; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Don Barnett officiating. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
DANIELS, Hobert
1918-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Hobert Daniels, 92, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, April 28, at Mountain Manor, Paintsville. Born April 7, 1918, at Whitehouse, he was the son of the late Don and Maxie Daniels of River. He was a member of the Tarklin Regular Baptist Church, Paintsville, and was owner/operator of Daniels Radio and TV Service. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ira Daniels, William Daniels and Edwin Daniels; and a grandchild, Krista Kay Rice. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Holbrook Daniels of Williamsport; three sons, Brad Daniels of Tutor Key, Doug Daniels of Catlettsburg and Dan Daniels of Walton; two daughters, Rosa Rice of Oil Springs and Sharon Cassity of Versailles; two sisters, Ruby Ward of Williamson and Helen Runyon of Cannonsburg; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 1, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Lacy Fletcher, J.D. Rice, Roy Collett, and Londis Meek officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Thelma, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
FERGUSON, Della (Bailey)
1926-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Della Jean Bailey Ferguson, 83, of Keaton, died Monday, April 12, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born July 2, 1926, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Erie Mae Ferguson Bailey. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Greer; and a granddaughter, Tara Maxie. She is survived by her husband, Woodrow Ferguson; a daughter, Jenny Powers of Keaton; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Willard Bailey, and Paul Dean Meade officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

     
FERGUSON, Joe Michael
1955-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Joe Michael Ferguson, 54, of Auxier, died Saturday, April 10, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born June 18, 1955, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lola Simpkins Ferguson of Flat Gap and the late Russell Ferguson. He was a retired forestry department employee. Additional survivors include his wife, Zondra Marie Meade Ferguson of Auxier; three sons, Joe David Conley Ferguson of Salyersville, Paul Ferguson and Matthew Ferguson, both of Paintsville; a step-daughter, Rachael Watts of Auxier; a step-son, Joshua Woods of Auxier; two brothers, Gary Ferguson and William Ferguson, both of Flat Gap; two sisters, Brenda Lemaster of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Vivian Davis of Bakersfield, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jeff Blanton, and Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Ferguson Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
HENSLEY, Ivan D
1977-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Ivan Darrell Hensley, 32, of Sitka, died Thursday, April 29, at Sitka. Born July 27, 1977, in Floyd County, he was the son of Harriet Marie Brown Hensley of Sitka, and the late Ivan Ray Hensley. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Michelle Williams Hensley; a daughter, Alexandra Paige Hensley of Flat Gap; two brothers, Rick Hensley and Questin Ray Hensley, both of Sitka; and a sister, Andrea Jean Grace of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Sunday, May 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Lionel Burchett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 05 2010

    
HITCHCOCK, Avonell (Blair)
1923-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Avonell Blair Hitchcock, 86, of Denver, died Thursday, April 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Mary Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hitchcock; and two grandsons.  Survivors include two sons, Wayne F. Hitchcock and Willard Hitchcock, both of Denver; two daughters, Virginia Ratliff and Carol Blair, both of Paintsville, a sister, Eula Faye Gullett of Paintsville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Colvin, and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
HOWARD, Billie Irene (Pennington)
1925-2010
Billie Irene (Conley) Howard, age 85 of Covington, OH. died suddenly, Sun. April 11, 2010. She was born in Paintsville, KY. on Mar. 30, 1925 to Arthur and Alice (Long) Pennington. Billie was a warm and compassionate caretaker who opened her home to everyone. She had worked for McCall Corp. for many years . She is survived by her husband, George Howard, 2 sons, Eddie (Ramona) Conley, Ludlow Falls, OH., Danny (Tammy) Conley, W. Milton, OH., a daughter Betty (Rob) Gessner, Miamisburg, OH., 3 grandsons: Cody, Jackson and Chace Conley, 6 step grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren., 5 brothers, Jack Pennington, Oil Springs, KY., Doug Pennington, New Lebanon, OH., Joe Pennington, Dayton, OH. , Tommy Pennington, Salyersville, KY, Keith Pennington, Oil Springs, KY., 3 sisters, Betty Louise LeMaster, Cambridge, OH., Bobbie Sue (Jeff) Conley, Springfield, OH. and Mary Effie (Bennie) Tackett, Xenia, OH., long time family friend, Robert C. Conley, Englewood, OH. 3 stepsisters, Kay Schultz, , Faye Price, Janet Stapleton, and 3 stepdaughters, Roxanna (James) Woodruff, Terri (Richard) Woods, Georgetta (Lonnie) Ross, and step daughter-in- law, Valerie Howard, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Paul Pennington and stepson, Fred Howard. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. at United Methodist Church in Gratis, OH. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Gratis, OH. Friends may call at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home on Wed. April 14, 20109 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Dayton Ohio  4/13/2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
LACKEY, Willie Jr.      [PHOTO]
1929-2010
Funeral services will be held today, April 21, at 3 p.m. at the Kreidler Funeral Home, in McAllen, TX, for Willie Lackey Jr., 80, of Alamo, Texas, who passed away on April 18 at the McAllen Medical Center Hospital, in McAllen. He was born on December 23, 1929, in Johnson County, son of the late Willie and Stella Mae Daniel Lackey. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Carol Ann Austin. He is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons, David Lee (Mary) Lackey, of Simms, AL, and Rodney Bruce Lackey, of Fairborn, OH; one daughter, Virginia Ann Lackey, of Irvington, AL; three brothers, Charles Douglas (Ruth) Lackey, of Alamo, TX, Thomas (Clotine) Lackey and Danny (Ilene) Lackey, both of Boons Camp; five sisters Lorraine Crites, of Columbus, OH, Cassie Ward, of Boons Camp, Marietta Music, of Hager Hill, Marlene (Ron) Weisman, of Omaha, NE, and Barbara (Ronnie) Branham of North Manchester, IN; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Val Verde Memorial Gardens, in Donna Texas. Submitted By: Ron Branham

     
LAYTON, Albert K.
1931-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Albert K. Layton, 79, of Oil Springs, died Monday, April 12, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 2, 1931, in Swedesboro, N.J., he was the son of the late Albert Steven and Merle Anderson Layton. He was a Methodist minister. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Rice Layton of Oil Springs; two sons, Albert Carl Layton of Oil Springs and Robert Layton of Pilesgrove, N.J.; a brother, Dr. Robert Layton of Corvalis, Ore.; a sister, Eleanor Loomis of Troy, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, April 16, at Oil Springs United Methodist Church, with John Back officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
LEMASTER, John R
1967-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — John Richard "Richie" Lemaster, 42, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, April 8, in Paintsville. Born Aug. 5, 1967, in Johnson County, he was the son of Garland and Valetta Kestner Lemaster of Hager Hill. He was a general laborer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Eugene "Wally" Lemaster; and a sister, Kimberly Cole. Additional survivors include a son, John Randen Lemaster of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Cheranda Brooke Lemaster of Flat Gap; and two sisters, Melissa May of Hager Hill and Stephanie McCarty of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Sunday, April 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Kestner Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
MAYS, Sarah L. (Jayne)
1953-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Sarah L. Mays, 56, of Salyersville, died Thursday, April 1, at St. Joseph Hospice Center. Born Sept.24, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Gustava Minix Jayne. She was retired from Mineral Labs and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Elmer Mays Jr. of Salyersville; a son, Thomas James Hoskins of Lick Skillet; two daughters, Wendy Jayne Keaton of Lexington and Casey Dawn Mays of Salyersville; three step-children, Kelly Mays, Shannon Mays and Kristina Mays; a brother, Thomas Eddie Jayne of Salyersville; and two sisters, Sandra Kay Howard of Winchester and Joann Lyon of Salyersville; three grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 4, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Matthew Gullion officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

     
McKENZIE, Chester
1932-2010
Chester "Bud" McKenzie, 77, retired truck driver for WalMart and North American and former Texaco gas station owner in Columbus, OH., passed away from complications of pneumonia on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Bud was born on July 16, 1932, in Sitka, Kentucky, and served in the United States Air Force in the 1950's. He is preceded in death by his parents Hanford and Cova (Salyers) McKenzie, daughter Lisa Yoakum, sisters Marie and Jean. Survivors include his daughter, Darlene (Anthony) Woodward; son, Michael (Debbie) McKenzie; grandchildren; Melissa Woodward, A. Darlene (Edward) Nawrocki, Jessica Yoakum, James Yoakum, Jared Yoakum; former wife, Edith McKenzie; son-in-law, Michael Yoakum; sister, Jewell; nieces, nephews and many friends. Bud enjoyed sharing jokes and stories with his family and friends, as well as watching NASCAR races. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 5-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, NE Chapel, 3047 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH with the Funeral Service on Thursday, April 22, 2010, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Blendon Central Cemetery, Westerville, OH. Columbus Ohio April 20, 2010  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
MCKENZIE, Eual L.
1927-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Eual L. McKenzie, 82, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, April 14, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 2, 1927, at Kenwood, he was the son of the late Ova and Esta Blanton McKenzie. He was a diesel oil mechanic and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dove McKenzie of Flat Gap; two sons, David Leon McKenzie of Georgetown and Denver Charles McKenzie of North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, Eugene McKenzie of Marth and Joe Proctor McKenzie of Jackson, Ohio; two sisters, Maxine Segraves of Lexington and Hattie Lou Wilson of Keaton; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, April 18, at Peaceful Valley Church, Flat Gap, with Jerry Smith, Paul E. Keaton, and Ira Smith officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
MCKENZIE, Willis G.
1921-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Willis G. McKenzie, 88, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, April 29, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Nov. 2, 1921, at Manila, he was the son of the late Harry "Hack" and Carrie Blanton McKenzie, He was a heavy equipment operator and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Edna Ruth McKenzie of Staffordville; two sons, Billy McKenzie of Cable, Ohio, and Jimmy McKenzie of Bradenton, Fla.; four daughters, Kathy Staffordsville, Janie McKenzie of Springfield, Ohio, Debbie Sammons of Paintsville and Sue Carol Simkins of Grove City, Ohio; a brother, Jimmy McKenzie of Paintsville; four sisters, Ruth Branham and Phyllis Merriot, both of Battlefield, Mich., Ann Salyers of Flat Gap and Beulah Trimble of Staffordsville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 3, at Paintsville United Baptist Church, with Hobert May, Dewey Mack Mullins, and Jerry McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
MEEK, Opal (Price)
1927-2010
MARTIN COUNTY —Opal Meek, 83, of Tomahawk, died Sunday, April 4, at her residence. Born Jan. 4, 1927, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Laura Belle Patrick Price. She was a member of the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Meek, in 2009. Survivors include a son, Mark A. Meek of Tomahawk; three daughters, Wanda Robbins of Ft. Myers, Fla., Laura Preece of Tomahawk and Loretta Rowland of Ashland, Ohio; a brother, David Arnold Price of Richmond; a sister, Bradeline Mollette of Whitehouse; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 7, at Hammond Freewill Baptist Church, with Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial will be in the Meek Cemetery at Tomahawk, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
MINIX, Larry J
1964-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Larry James Minix, 45, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Salyersville, died Saturday, April 3, at Select Speciality Hospital, Lexington. Born Dec. 3, 1964, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Clyde and Wendlene Minix. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Craig Minix. Survivors include his wife, Donna Shepherd Minix of Prestonsburg; two sons, Clyde "Slack" Minix and Larry Minix, both of Hager Hill; three daughters, Robin W. Minix of Fort Gay, W.Va., Sheena Minix of Paintsville and Celina Minix of Hager Hill; and a sister, Amanda Bradley of Salyersville. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 7, at Carver United Baptist Church, Salyersville, with Chad Reinthaler and Manuel Minix officiating. Burial was in Kissing Doves Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
PORTER, Johnnie
1937-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Johnnie Porter, 72, of Wellington, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, April 1, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead. Born April 7, 1937, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Eddie and Olga Porter. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Dora Hyden Porter of Wellington; two sons, Terry Porter of Salyersville and Michael A. Porter of Round Rock, Texas; a brother, Eddie Porter of Staffordsville; five sisters, Mary Ruth May of Hager Hill, Nellie Reed of East Point, Julia Reffett of Van Lear, Bessie Christopher of Pataskala, Ohio, and Martha Carol Porter of Paintsville; and four grandchildren, Funeral services were Monday, April 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Johnnie Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
PRESTON, James E.
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —James E. Preston, 74, of Boons Camp, died Friday, April 1, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born June 10, 1935, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James and Hazel Butcher Preston. He was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Carl Preston of Boons Camp and Donald Ray Preston of Whitehouse; a step-son, Gregory Capers of Markel, Ind.; a step-daughter, Deborah Ann Smith of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Linnie B. Leach of Wabash, Ind.; four grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren. No services to be held. Arrangements were by Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
RISNER, Roosevelt
1942-2010
WOLFE COUNTY — Roosevelt Risner, 68, of Hazel Green, died Tuesday, April 6, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 24, 1942, at Salyersville, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Dovie Risner Risner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood Risner and Johnnie Risner. Survivors include five brothers, Odell Risner, Lacey Risner, Codell Risner, Lloyd Junior Risner, and Ray Risner, all of Salyersville; and three sisters, Tressie Brown and Mary Roark, both of Salyersville, and Ressie Roark of Hazel Green. Funeral services were Friday, April 9, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Johnnie Reed officiating. Burial was in Risner Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
ROBINSON, Paul Edgar
1941-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Paul Edgar Robinson, 68, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, April 10, in Johnson County. Born Aug. 3, 1941, at Prestonsburg, he was the son of Nan Ousley Robinson of Martin and the late George Robinson. He was retired from Kentucky Hydrocarbon, a member of the John's Creek Community Church, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the NWTF, Fish and Wild Life and a Mason of the John W. Hall Lodge. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Eula Mae Lafferty Robinson; and a sister, Janah Sue Robinson. Additional survivors include his wife, Nancy Holbrook Robinson of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Lesia Yeager Lowe of Pikeville; four brothers, Willis Dean Robinson of Paintsville, Ed Robinson, David Robinson and Michael Robinson, all of Prestonsburg, a sister, Ruby Jean Mayo of Martin; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today, Wednesday, April 14, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Mark Justice officiating. Burial will be in Jim Lafferty Cemetery, Water Gap, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
SISCO, Daniel
1932-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Daniel "Dan" Sisco, 77, of Van Lear, died Sunday, April 4, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born May 20, 1932, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Melvin and Garnett Mills Sisco. He was a carpet installer and a member of the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a son, Paul David Sisco; four brothers, Paul Sisco, Wilburn Sisco, Eugene Sisco and Donald Sisco; and a sister, Barbara Mills. Survivors include his wife, Doris Ann Hewlett Sisco of Van Lear; two sons, Melvin Daniel "Dan" Sisco of St. Amant, La., and Doug Sisco of Meally; two daughters, Delphia Maynard of Thelma and Dorothy Anderson of Gaston, S.C.; a brother, Ed Sisco of Bettsville, Ohio; two sisters, Faye Comer of North Ridgefield, Ohio, and Betty Webb of Elyria, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 6, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Wayne Browning, and Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
SISCO, Otis
1943-2010
Otis Sisco, 67, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine, Indiana. He was born January 28, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky, to John Paris and Ruby (Bowling) Sisco. He married Sandra S. Leithold in Chicago, Illinois, on February 10, 1968. He worked at Wabash Alloys 40 years, retiring in 2005, and was a judo instructor five years. Otis was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, cooking, and gardening. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and going to their ball games. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Sisco; three children, Debbie (Tim) Dillon, Jim (Stephanie) Sisco, and Christina Sisco, all of Wabash; four grandchildren, Ryan Dillon and T.J. Dillon, both of Muncie, Indiana, and Jordan Sisco and Summer Sisco, both of Wabash; four brothers, Chester (Della) Sisco of Portsmouth, Ohio, Raymond (Helen) Sisco and Charles (Barb) Sisco, both of Wabash, and Johnny (Donna) Sisco of Roann, Indiana; and two sisters, Diana (Johnny) Bryant of Teaberry, Kentucky, and Betty (Bill) Spencer of Pounding Mills, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Ray Sisco; two daughters, Vicki Jo and Diana Gail Sisco; his brother, Donald Sisco, who died in 2009; and his sister, Pauline Collins, who died in 1987. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Doug Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8 p.m., Thursday, April 22 at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Services Wabash, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
VANHOOSE, Virginia (Daniels)
1917-2010
Virginia VanHoose, 92, of Ashland passed away late Thursday evening, April 8, 2010, in Community Hospice Care Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Paintsville, Ky. to the late William and Pearl Price Daniels. She was widowed in 1979 by the passing of her husband, Clarence VanHoose, whom she married in 1938. She was a cook at fabled Steak House in Catlettsburg for several years. Surviving are 6 nieces, Nona Kay Daniels, Paula Cyrus, Donna Bear, Judith Kelley, Alice Jane Daniels and Martha Jordan; two nephews, David Ross and Jeff McHenry; and a devoted family friend, Opal Webb. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Daniels; and sisters, Frances VanHoose, Willa Mae Daniels, Nancy Ross, Ruth Evelyn McHenry and Buelah Childers; and a nephew, William Harold VanHoose. Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Brother Mark Burgess will deliver a message and eulogy. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

     
WARD, Kathy
1952-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Kathy Ward, 57, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, April 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 28, 1952, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Bill Hughes and Florine Daniels. Survivors include her husband, Proctor Ward Jr. of Van Lear; a son, Richard Allen Ward of Paintsville; four sisters, Izora Ruth Hill, Betty Keel, Patricia Gay Justice and Deidra Hughes, all of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, April 15, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

    
WEBB, Laura (Burchett)
1933-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Laura Josephine Burchett Webb, 76, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, April 27, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 5, 1933, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Shelton Evan and Grace Burchett Leek. She was a factory worker at U.S. Shoe Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kaynard Webb, in 2008. Survivors include two sisters, Clara Mae Fitch and Eunice Vaughn, both of East Point. Funeral services were Thursday, April 29, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Josh Akers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
WILEY, Ollie
1916-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Ollie "Bug" Wiley, 93, of Whitehouse, died Saturday, April 3, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 10, 1916, at Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Jackie and Pearl Ward Booth. She was a member of the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Wiley. Survivors include a son, Ottis Wiley, Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Ernest Booth of Ashville, Ohio and Robert Booth of River; a sister, Arlena Booth of Ashtabula, Ohio; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, April 5, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Gordon Ward officiating. Burial was in Ratliff-Lemaster Cemetery, Whitehouse, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010

   
WILLIAMS, Lloyd
1920-2010
Lloyd Williams, 89, husband of Stella Jean Williams, died April 21, 2010 in the Thomson Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, Ky. He was born September 11, 1920 to the late Albert and Golda Osborn Williams. He is survived by his Son: Gordon Williamson, Lexington, Ky.; Daughter: Palma Ward Chapman, Nicholasville, Ky.; Brother: John Williamson, Columbus, IN; Grandchildren: 6 ; Great- Grandchildren: 5 . He was preceded in death by two sons, Burl R. Williams and Gregory Ward. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Funeral Service at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. Rober Dwayne Williams officiated. Friends may call Sat. 6-10 p.m., Sun. Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial at Wilson Cemetery, Boonscamp, Kentucky. Painsville Funeral Home Paintsville, Kentucky Submitted By: Ron Branham Apr 2011

     
WRIGHT, Sandra K (Branham)
1953-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Sandra Kaye Wright, 57, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, April 19, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 31, 1953, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of Elder Gary Wright of Prestonsburg and Dorothy Sue Wills Branham of Prestonsburg. She was a barber. She was preceded in death by a grandchild. Additional survivors include a son, Jonathan Colley Crider of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Tonia Leigh Burke of Prestonsburg; a brother, Gary Michael Wright of Prestonsburg; step-mother, Imelda Wright of Prestonsburg; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 21, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jerry Workman and Mark Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Wright Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday Apr.21 2010

    
YOUNG, Paul H
1950-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Paul Hobert Young, 60, of River, died Sunday, April 4, in Community Hospice, Ashland. Born Jan. 31, 1950, in Johnson County, he was the son of Era Bircley Wilson of Wabash, Ind., and the late Hobert Young. He was a truck driver with Murray Transport and a member of Concord Independent Church. Additional survivors include his wife Evelean Abner Young of River; four sons, Rodney Young of Wabash, Ronnie Price and Robert Price, both of River, and Terry Collier of Louisa; six daughters, Karen Spears of River, Melinda Lemaster, Angela Pelphrey, and Crystal Stapleton, all of Stambaugh, Teresa Luster of Shepherdsville, and Jeana Ramsey of Mississippi; a brother, Charles Young of Paintsville; two sisters, Vicky Salyer and Linda Neal, both of Wabash; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 6, at Concord Independent Church, with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Apr. 2010



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AILIFF, William Michael
 2010
 Died: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Age: 51 JOHNSON COUNTY - William Michael Ailiff, 51, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 29, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born May 20, 1959, in Mingo County, W.Va., he was the son of Mary Rose Ailiff and the late Bill Ailiff. He was a school teacher with Johnson County Middle School. Additional survivors include his wife, Gerri Coleman Ailiff of Paintsville; and a sister, Sharon Rose Stallard of Abingon, Va. Funeral services were Friday, July 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2010
ARMS, Earl Stephen
1967-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY - Earl Stephen Arms, 42, of Paintsville, died Friday, May 21, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 17, 1967, in Johnson County, he was the son of Roy and Linda Fraley Arms. He was a member of the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include his wife, Carla Elaine Arms of Paintsville; a son, Matthew Stephen Arms of Paintsville; a daughter, Emily Renae Arms of Paintsville; a brother, Bryan Arms of Paintsville; and two sisters, Kristy Arms of Olive Hill and Angela Arms of Sitka. Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Richard Williams and Jimmy Dean VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

     
ARNETT, Leroy
1931-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY -Leroy Arnett, 78, of Salyersville, died Friday, May 14, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late David and Lizzie Dyer Arnett. He worked at General Motors. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Arnett and Sanford Arnett; and a sister, Halibea Patrick. Survivors include a sister, Genieve Pennington of Salyersville. Funeral services were Sunday, May 16, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Esknovah Jackson officiating. Burial was in David Arnett Cemetery, Middle Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2010

   
BAILEY, James L
1974-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —James Lee Bailey, 35, of Salyersville, died Saturday, May 29, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 19, 1974, in Greenup County, he was the son of Evyonne Mullins and the late Rainey Norbell Bailey Mullins. He was a member of the Salyersville Christian Church. Funeral services were Monday, May 31, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Randy Brown officiating. Burial was in Risner-Sparks-Mullins Cemetery, Ivyton, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.04 2010

   
BLANKENSHIP, Donna Jean
1949-2010
Donna Jean Blankenship, better known to his friends and family as Gene D. Blankenship, age 60, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Gene passed away at Doctors West Hospital with his family at his side, after many years of battling a heart condition. Gene was born July 19, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio and was a current resident of Grove City. He graduated from Franklin Heights High School in 1967 and was a US Army Vietnam Veteran. Gene married the love of his life on February 19, 1972. Gene was an Entrepreneur and started his own ceramic tile business. He is preceded in death by his parents Rev. Oscar and Bertha Blankenship of Thelma, KY, father and mother-in-law Donald and Marna Seum of New Albany, OH. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Debra Jean (Seum) Blankenship; son, Jim (Rachelle) of Thornville; daughter, Desiree (Tim Fultz) of Columbus; daughter, Demetria (Travis Dillion) of Grove City; three brothers, Sam (Jeanne) of Thelma, KY, Duffy (April) of Thelma, KY and Vonlee See (Tammy) of AZ; sisters, Linda Collins of Columbus, Sue (Les) Fairchild of Thelma, KY and Carol Sue Guffey of NC. As well as many close grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles, in- laws and friends including close K-9 companion Miss 52 (TuTu). Friends may visit on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at THE SPENCE-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City, where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Andy Dillon officiating. Interment Concord Cemetery. Published Columbus Ohio May 19, 2010 NOTE: Gene's Parents were both from Johnson County Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
CANTRELL, Lillian (Blair)
1941-2010 JOHNSON COUNTY —Lillian L. (Rennie) Cantrell, 68, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, May 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Oct. 21, 1941, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Earl and Viola Preston Blair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cantrell. Survivors include a son, William Cantrell of Hager Hill; two brothers, Steve Blair of Hager Hill and Charles Blair of Ashland; and a sister, Judy Spradlin of Hager Hill. Funeral services were Saturday, May 29, at Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

  
COLEMAN, Denver
1929-2010
FLOYD COUNTY - Elder Denver "Howard" Coleman, 81, of Allen, died Saturday, May 15, at St. Joseph Martin. Born April 29, 1929, in Pike County, he was the son of the late James and Virgie Coleman. He worked as a repairman for Flannery & Dingus TV and was a member of Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Wolfpit. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Baldridge Coleman; and two sisters, Margie Holt and Mary Coleman. Survivors include two sons, Timothy L. Coleman of Flat Gap and James H. Coleman of Allen; a daughter, Lesha Ison of Allen; six brothers, Doug Coleman and Harvey Coleman, both of Wolfpit, Ival Coleman and Jerry Coleman, both of Ash Camp, Ray Coleman of Maddison Heights, Mich., and Ellis Coleman of Alabama; three sisters, Patty Lewis of Fort Smith, Ark., Ruth Helton of Wolfpit and Helen McGuire of Leo, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 pm., today, Wednesday, May 19, at Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will be in Baldridge Family Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2010

    
COLLIER, Clara  (Woods)
1906-2010
Clara 104, of Mechanicsburg, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 9, 2010 in her home. She was born April 6, 1906 in Paintsville, KY. Clara enjoyed working in her garden, taking care of her flowers and cooking. She was a devoted Christian; she loved the Lord and listening to Christian music. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church. Clara cherished her family and took pleasure in spending time with them. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Ollie Oscar Jr. Collier of Columbus, Ohio and William Donald Collier of Mechanicsburg, her daughters, Barbara (Billy Joe) Moore of W. Liberty and Marilyn (Norman) Wyatt of Mechanicsburg; 24 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces & nephews of several generations. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Emma (McKenzie) Woods, her husband, Ocsar, a son, Marvin, daughters, Dorothy (Calvin) Dobbins & Mildred Wallace, grandchildren, Nita Ann Dobbins, Daniel Dobbins & Peggy Collier, great grandchildren, Keith Howard, Alex Richardson, Dana Woodruff and Zachary Yoho, brothers, John, Jesse & Jimmy Woods, sisters, Esta OBryan, Suna Gibbs & Easter Lemaster. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in the funeral home with Pastor Donald Hix officiating; the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Mechanicsburg. Springfield Ohio 5/11/2010  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
CONLEY, Ronnie R.
1943-2010
CONLEY, Ronnie R. "Pee Wee" 66, of Enon, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in his residence. He was born on July 2, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of Eugil and Vivian (Jones) Conley. He retired from Navistar in 2004 after 41 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman and a dedicated family man. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Victoria (McDargh); three children, Shelley Altman of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Sean Conley of Tipp City, Ohio and Shannon Conley of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Brittany, Amanda, Chelsea, Ally, Brian and Brayden; sister, Diana McKenzie; brother, Tony Conley and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gale Conley. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at the Conley residence, 4375 Enon-Xenia Road, Enon from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Arrangements handled by CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Published in Springfield Ohio 5/30/2010  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
COLVIN, Anna (Reed)
1923-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Anna Margaret Reed Colvin, 87, of New Carlisle, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, May 17, in St. John's Hospice Center, Springfield, Ohio. Born April 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Doc and Alice Helton Reed. She was a waitress. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Colvin. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Lee Reed of New Carlisle and Tony Reed of DeGraff, Ohio; a step-son, Jimmy Colvin of Oil Springs; a step-daughter, Gail Lewis of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 20, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Sammy Reed, Frankie Williams, and Danny Williams officiating. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
CORNETT, Eula (Webb)
1923-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY - Eula Cornett, 86, of East Point, died Wednesday, May 12, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Sept. 13, 1923, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Caney and Gertrude Blevins Webb Ward. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phil Cornett; two grandchildren, Barry Combs II and Max Cornett; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include four sons, Phil David Cornett of San Antonio, Texas, Billy Michael Cornett and Bobby Cornett, both of East Point, and Stephen Lee Cornett of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Charlotte Evans of Danville, Mary Fairchild of East Point, Betty Dotson of Jeffersonville and Linda Combs of Garrett; two sisters, Nellie Howard of Jamestown, Ohio, and Neva Lee Yoreley of Hamilton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Chester Ray Varney officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
DIALS, Glenna
1955-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Glenna Dials, 54, of Hager Hill, formerly of Inez died Saturday, May 8, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Aug. 16, 1955, at Logan, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Willis and Janie Moore Dials. She was also preceded in death by a son, Brad Harmon; a brother, Clay Dials; and a sister, Marlene Dials. Survivors include a son, Jeffery Harmon of Pilgrim; three brothers, Sam Dials of Inez, Billy Dials of Lovely and Jimmy Dials of Kermit, W.Va.; eight sisters, Thelma Parson of Pilgrim, Mary Curry and Beatrice Cote, both of Kermit, Ina Ruth Hall of Prestonsburg, Betty Jo Moore and Helen Blankenship, both of Inez, Doris Evans of Naugatuck, W.Va., and Debbie Dials of Detroit, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 11, at Union United Baptist Church, with Terry Harmon, Tim McCoy, and Terry Conley officiating. Burial was in Dials Family Cemetery, Inez, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News May 2010

     
DUTTON, Alice Mae (Tackett)(Salyer)
1936-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Alice Mae Tackett Salyer Dutton, 73, of Salyersville, died Sunday, May 30, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 15, 1936, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Annie Conley Tackett. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Warnie G. Salyer; second husband, Delmer F. Dutton; three brothers, George Junior Tackett, Clay Tackett and Floyd Tackett; and a sister, Virginia Borders. Survivors include two sons, Mike Salyer of Salyersville and Jackie Dwayne Salyers of Quinter, Kansas; a brother, Everett Tackett of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Adams of Marion and Alka Swihart of Salyersville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Salyersville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Salyer Family Cemetery, Ivyton, with visitation all day Wednesday, June 2, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Friday Jun.04 2010

    
FRANCIS, Johnnie
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Johnnie Francis, 74, of East Point, died Thursday, May 6, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 20, 1935, at Warsaw, Ind., he was the son of the late Monteville and Melvina Wallace Francis. He was a truck driver for Colley Block Company and member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janice Francis of East Point; five sons, Ernest Fay Francis of Flat Gap, Timothy Francis of Ringo, Ga., Paul Michael Francis and Steven Francis, both of East Point, and Anthony Francis of Stambaugh; two daughters, Linda Parker of Flat Gap, and Diana Carnell of Mt Sterling; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, May 10, at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Doug Crider and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

     
GREENE, Mary L (Cannady)
1946-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Mary Louise Greene, 63, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, May 26, at her residence. Born Nov. 7, 1946, at Sadalia, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Elsie Helming Cannady. She worked at Federal Glass Company, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, Delmer Lee Greene of Flat Gap; a step-son, Steve Greene of Flat Gap; two daughters, Diana Bunker and Tonya VanHoose, both of Stambaugh; a step-daughter, Pamela Curtis of Flat Gap; a brother, Bill Cannady of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Dorothy Rogers, Virginia Van Warmer and Hazel Frizzell, all of Sadalia; four grandchildren; five step- grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 29, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tim Salyers and Wendell Kelley officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
GUESS, Anna J. (Hale)
1927-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Anna Jean Guess, 81, of Paintsville, died Friday, May 7, at Ashland. Born Sept. 27, 1927, at Logan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jay and Flora Marcum Hale. She was an accountant with Island Creek Coal Company. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Haven Guess; and a grandson. Survivors include two sons, Dennis Guess of Hurricane, W.Va., and Jimmy Guess of Paintsville; a daughter, Joyce Fyffe of Paintsville; a sister, Janice Hale Crank of Huntington, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Saturday, May 7, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
HAYES, Marie (Arms)
1917-2010
FLOYD COUNTY - Marie Arms Hayes, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, May 18, at Cambridge Place, Lexington. Born June 14, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Bennett and Mary Preston Arms. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgel Hayes; two sons, Darrell Hayes and Charles Hayes; four daughters, Gwendolyn Hayes, Pauline Wilson, Valetta Hayes, and Linda Mullins; two brothers, Andy Arms and Earl Arms; and three sisters, Fannie Manuel, Rena Liden and Martha Everage. Survivors include four daughters, Emogene Lafferty of Martin, Peggy Mattingly, Juanita Layell and June Hayes, all of Lexington; two sons, Dennis Hayes of Providence and Larry Hayes of Inez; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, May 21, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Don Crisp officiating. Burial was in Hagans Cemetery, Maytown, under direction of Nelson-Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
HENSLEY, Geraldine (Blanton)
1936-2010
FAYETTE COUNTY -Geraldine Blanton Hensley, 70, of Lexington, died Thursday, May 13, at her residence. Born Sept. 26, 1936, at Dema, she was the daughter of the late Lasco and Audrey Slone Blanton. She was a teacher's aide for secondary education. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Hensley. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Cannady of Joplin, Mo., Betty Keeton of Nippa and Kathy Yeager of Hammond, Ind.; a son, Richard Williams of Lexington; four brothers, Bobby Blanton of Dema, Clarence Blanton of Evansville, Ind., Clyde Blanton of Piketon, Ohio, and Harold Ray Blanton of Boulder, Colo.; two sisters, Maxine Ramey of Staffordsville and Phyllis Williams of Florida; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jason Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

  
HOWARD, Wendell
1940-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Wendell Howard, 69, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 21, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Aug. 15, 1940, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Henry and Herma Lee Baldwin Howard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Stella Howard; and a sister, Janet Runyon. Survivors include two sons, Tim Howard and Bob Howard, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Tucker Howard of River and Paul Malone of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Carol Montgomery and Debbie Stephens, both of Paintsville, Betty Morgan of Hillsboro, Ohio, Sheila Pickle of Oil Springs and Sherrie Crum of Hager Hill; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, May 23, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie, James Kelly Caudill, and Justin Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
JERVIS, Wayne C.
1945-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Wayne Cletis Jervis, 64, of Auxier, died Saturday, May 8, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 1, 1945, at Endicott, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Collins Jervis. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Osborne Jervis; nine brothers, George Willie Jervis, John Hartie Jervis, Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Jervis, Henry Jervis, Odie Jervis, Christopher Columbus Jervis, Virgil Jervis, Lee Jervis and Thomas Jervis; and two sisters, Mary Jane Jervis and Hazel Jervis. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Preece of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Hattie Bell Stricklin of Prestonsburg and Irene Jarvis of Columbus, Ohio; and a granddaugher. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, May 12, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Mark Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
JONES, Melba (Williams)
1930-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY — Melba Jo Jones, 80, of Winchester, died Tuesday, May 4, in Lexington. Born April 7, 1930, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Erie Stapleton Williams. She was a telephone operator for Southern Bell. Survivors include two brothers, Harold Williams of Sitka and James S. Williams of Paintsville. There were no services. Arrangements were by Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
KELLY, Melissa A
1976-2010
FLOYD COUNTY - Melissa Ann Kelly, 33, of Lexington, died Wednesday, May 12, in Lexington. Born June 17, 1976, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of Thelma Jean Shepherd Joseph and the late Melvin Gene Kelly. She was a drug store clerk. She was also preceded in death by a son, Yanna Kelly. Additional survivors include two sons, Samuel Kelly and Isaiah Kelly, both of David; four daughters, DeShawna Riley, Chavella Kelly, Selenia Kelly and Susana Silva, all of David; and a sister, Lisa Gail Robinson of Lexington. Funeral services were Sunday, May 16, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Living Word Pentecostal Church and Charlene Orsborne officiating. Burial was in Shepherd Cemetery, David, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News May 2010

KIMBLER, Jackie
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jackie Kimbler, 70, of Sitka, died Friday, May 7, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Oct. 28, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Verlin and Mary Campbell Kimbler. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include a brother, Billy Kimbler of Sitka; and a sister, Juanita Kimbler of Sitka. Funeral services were Sunday, May 9, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Verlin Kimbler Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
LEWIS, Harold
1935-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Harold Lewis, 74, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, May 15, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 26, 1935, at Ivel, he was the son of the late George W. and Maggie Hunt Lewis. He was a coal miner, former Floyd County deputy sheriff, and a member of the Baptist Fellowship Church, Banner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Mollet Lewis; a son, Harold David Lewis; three brothers, Joe W. Lewis, Rudolph Lewis, and Mack Lewis; and four sisters, Myrtle Knisley, Amy Jackson, Bonnie Lewis, and Callie Lewis. Survivors include two sons, Michael Wayne Lewis of Seviervielle, Tenn., and Danny Kerr of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Wonell Blair of Hager Hill and Linda Chaffins of Warfield; two sisters, Vannie Rickman of Washington, Ohio, and Mary Wright of Warsaw, Ind.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 18, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Doug Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis Family Cemetery, Stanville, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2010

  
MAHER, Holleen (Cain)
1926-2010
MARTIN COUNTY -Holleen Cain Maher, 83, of Inez, formerly of Ceredo, W.Va., died Sunday, May 16, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Born Aug. 6, 1926, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Susanna Spears Cain. She was a teacher and of the Methodist faith . She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Maher.  Survivors include a son, Mark Edward Maher of Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Paula Allen of Inez and Karen Lee Pirschel of Mt. Sterling; a brother, Charles Eugene Cain of West Liberty; and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 19, at Saltwell Cemetery, Inez, with Tim McCoy officiating, under direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday May 19 2010

    
MCDAVID, Tonya Renea (Meek)
1961-2010
CARTER COUNTY - Tonya Renea McDavid, 48, of Grayson, Ky., rests with her Lord and Savior following her passing Monday evening, May 31, 2010. She was born August 20, 1961 in Paintsville, Ky., daughter of Homer Meek and Ruth Mills Meek of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her father, Homer, and her brother, Homer Douglas Meek. She was a member of the Reedvillle Christian Baptist Church. Tonya was the lead singer of the New Hope Singers and a member of the KYOVA Gospel Music Association. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Heavenly Treasures Christian Bookstore in Grayson. She was also a licensed hairdresser. Surviving is her loving husband, Rick McDavid; a daughter, Veronica McDavid; her mother, Ruth Mills Meek; three brothers, Steve (Michelle) Meek, Gary Meek and James Dennis (Jenny) Meek; two sisters, Kathy (James Phillip) Daniel and Twana (Edmond) Hickman. In addition, she is survived by a host of special loving relatives and friends. Services were conducted 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson with Bryan Whitt and Delmar Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Messer/Rogers Cemetery in Grayson. Serving as pallbearers were Michael McDavid, Jeff Mills, Steve Meek, James Meek, Ricky Clary and Dee McDavid. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Tonya McDavid Cancer Fund at Commercial Bank of Grayson. Big Sandy News JUN 2010

   
McKENZIE James T.
1930-2010
James T. McKenzie, age 79, of Sunbury, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Country View of Sunbury. Born November 16, 1930 in Johnson County, KY to the late Hobert and Lola (Slone) McKenzie. A resident of Sunbury and Galena for the past 58 years, he came to Ohio from Kentucky to work at Kilgore Manufacturing. He retired from Union Local #423 as a construction worker. A member of Sunbury Eagles, he was a good man both honest and fair, who possessed a strong work ethic; sun up to sun down. Survived by son, Michael McKenzie of Westerville; brothers, Marion of Sunbury, William of Springfield, Leroy of Sunbury, sisters: Nancy Johnson of Sunbury, Ruie Preston of KY, Minnie Stanley of Westerville, and Janet Church of KY. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, SR's 3 at 61, Sunbury and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, KY, where service will be Saturday 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Marvin Sparks Cemetery in Blaine, KY. Columbus Ohio May 4, 2010  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
PRESTON, Everett Jr.
2010
Everett Preston, Jr., age 81, of Dublin, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 16, 2010 with his family by his bed side. Longtime member of Hayden Baptist Church, Chandlersville Masonic Lodge #858, Kentucky, a certified wood craft man and a wonderful jokester. Preceded in death by parents Everett and Mae Preston and sister Wilma Faye Borders. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis; children, Everett Russell (Tina) Preston of Gray Court, SC, Dave (Debbie) Preston of Hilliard, Tim (Brenda) Preston of Marysville and Debbie (Matt) Minton of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, David (Lesa) Preston, Kevin (Stephanie) Preston, Keith (Brooke) Preston, Codie Preston, Michael David Minton, Joanna Childers, Michael King, Summer Storey, Rob, Kyle, and Lynsie Oser; great-grandchildren, Austin, Sydney, Samantha, Taylor Preston, Gage Calhoon, Ava Oser, Andre, Devin and Darion; brother-in-law, Douglas Borders of River, KY; sister-in-law, Sue Lemaster of Flat Gap, KY; numerous nieces, nephews, a host of friends and his church family. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026. A Masonic Service will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Hayden Baptist Church, 6729 Hayden Run Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026, with Rev. Bill Webb and Rev. John Meade officiating. Interment Alton Cemetery. Published Columbus Ohio May 19, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
PUCKETT, Mary E. (Snider)
1931-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Mary E. Snider Puckett, 78, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, May 4, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 1, 1931, at MacDowell, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Roscoe J. and Ocie Arleta Snider. She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Mission Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Harry D. Puckett of Salyersville; two sons, Daniel L. Puckett and Paul Puckett, both of Salyersville; a daughter, Vicky Jean Gamble of Salyersville; a sister, Roberta June Ashbaugh of Mutts, Ind.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 8, at Full Gospel Mission Church of God, with Jim Puckett, and Ronald Puckett officiating. Burial was in Puckett Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News May 2010

    
RATLIFF, Neva (Centers)
1924-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Neva Ratliff, 86, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, May 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 26, 1924, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Jane Collins Centers. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Francis Ratliff, Dave Ratliff and Dwight Ratliff.  Survivors include a son, Malcholm Ratliff of West Van Lear; two daughters, Sandra Kaye Burchett of Hager Hill and Tonuia Delores Slaughter of Paintsville; a brother, Den Centers of Hager Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 27, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, with Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
RICE, Helen (Arms)
1933-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Helen Arms Rice, 76, of Sitka, died Friday, May 21, at her residence. Born Nov. 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Lee and Dorothy Arms. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Stamper and Patsy Joyce Arms; and two brothers, Crutis Halic Arms and Billy Joe Arms. Survivors include her husband, Byran "Peck" Rice of Sitka; two daughters, Shanna Graves and Brian Ann Music, both of Sitka; a sister, Polly Rose Connley of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, May 24, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, with Jim McKenzie and Joe Harman officiating. Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News May 2010

  
ROWLAND, William
1940-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY - William Richard Rowland, 69, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 17, at his residence. Born April 12, 1941, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Henry Armstrong and Lula Curtis Rowland. He was a truck driver. Survivors include a son, Todd Rowland of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Sarah and Wendy; three step-sons, David Wayne Moore of Paintsville, James Ray Moore of Wyandotte, Mich., and Brian Rowland; two sisters, Billie Jean Azeleton of Clio, Mich., and Bertie Jane Melvin of Walbash, Ind.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 20, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
SPARKS, Billy Ray
1954-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Billy Ray Sparks, 55, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, May 30, in Flat Gap. Born Nov. 3, 1954, in Johnson County, he was the son of Neva Mae Ramey Sparks of Flat Gap and the late William Earl Sparks. He was a miner. Additional survivors include his wife, Barbara Meeks Sparks of Flat Gap; a daughter, Bilie Joe Sparks of Clearwater, Fla.; three step-daughters, Billie Karen Lipes of Paintsville, Belinda Jean Cantrell of Sitka and Patricia Ann Kimbler of Flat Gap; two brothers, Russell Sparks of Salyersville and Ford Sparks of Flat Gap; two sisters, JoAnn Thompson, and Gwen McKenzie, both of Flat Gap; six step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, June 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Don Johnson and Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
STANLEY, Roberta (Vanhoose)
1934-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Roberta Vanhoose Stanley, 76, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 10, at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born April 4, 1934, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Joe C. and Flossie Wilcox Vanhoose. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Stanley. Survivors include a son, Frank E. Stanley of Paintsville; three daughters, Karen Sue Stanley of Staffordsville, Rhonda Carol Hill of Paintsville and Carmia Flossie Hall of Morehead; a brother, Willard "Red" Vanhoose of Paintsville; a sister, Judy James of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
TACKETT, Ronnie
1949-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Ronnie Tackett, 60, of Sitka, died Tuesday, May 18, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 7, 1949, at Louisa, he was the son of the late Paris and Ruby Caldwell Tackett. He was a farmer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Tackett. Survivors include a brother, Milton Tackett of Sitka; and a sister, Marie Stapleton of Thealka. Funeral services were Friday, May 21, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Caudill Branch Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

  
THOMAS, Carol R.
1922-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Carol R. Thomas, 87, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 25, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 22, 1922, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ernest and Cora Music Thomas. She was a banker at Citizens National Bank, and a member of the Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Paintsville Chapter #320, Robert E. Mullins Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, Paintsville Garden Club, Garden Club of Kentucky, and Harman Station D.A.R. She was also preceded in death by a brother; and two sisters. Funeral services were Friday, May 28, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Robert Coppings officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

   
UNDERWOOD, Harvey E.
1938-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Harvey E. Underwood, 72, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 10, 1938, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ruth Hubbard Underwood. He was a driver for UPS, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge #381. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Thomas "Tom" Underwood. Survivors include his wife, Louise McKenzie Underwood of Paintsville; a son, Grady Underwood of Paintsville; two daughters, Kimberlee Bradley of Winchester and Stacy Trimble of Paintsville; two brothers, Russ Underwood of Coco Beach, Fla. and Steven Ray Underwood of Brooksville, Fla.; two sisters, Karen Christ of Tampa, Fla. and Jenny Gilbert of Martinsville, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, May 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with John Blanton and Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

  
WILLIAMSON, Sarah (Meade)
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Sarah Catheryn Williamson, 72, of Whitehouse, died Monday, May 17, at her residence. Born March 3, 1939, at Lang, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Anna Jordan Meade. She is also preceded in death by a daughter, Naomi Ratliff; two brothers, George and Johnny Meade; and two sisters, Rebecca Murray and Elizabeth Meade. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Williamson of Whitehouse; a son, James Edgil Ratliff of Williamsport; a daughter, Teresa Ratliff Blevins of Inez; 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.; two sisters, Bobbie Vanhoose of Chestnut and Linda Wiley of Williamsport; three step-sons, Jimmy Dean Porter of Debord, Michael Williamson of Fallsburg and Robert Lee Williamson of Tomahawk; three step-daughters, Wanda Jean Williamson and Carol Sue Preece, both of Tomahawk, and Jackie Blackburn of Tadpole; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 am. Thursday, May 20, at the Richardson Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Tommy Meade officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Boons Camp, with visitation at the church all day Wednesday, May 19, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News May 2010

    





   

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AILIFF, William Michael
1959- 2010
JOHNSON COUNTY - William Michael Ailiff, 51, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 29, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born May 20, 1959, in Mingo County, W.Va., he was the son of Mary Rose Ailiff and the late Bill Ailiff. He was a school teacher with Johnson County Middle School. Additional survivors include his wife, Gerri Coleman Ailiff of Paintsville; and a sister, Sharon Rose Stallard of Abingon, Va. Funeral services were Friday, July 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Price officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

  
BILLITER, Danny Ray
1957-2010
Danny Ray Billiter, 52, of East Point, died Monday, June 28, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Oct. 22, 1957, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Howard and Mabel Blair Billiter. He was a coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Diana Blanton Billiter of East Point; a son, Brandon Billiter of East Point; a daughter, Bobbie Jean Billiter of East Point; two brothers, David Billiter of East Point and Jimmy Billiter of Georgia; two sisters, Janice Castle of Staffordsville and Joyce Hensley of Riceville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
BLAIR, Deloris A. (Sagraves)
1933-2010
Deloris A. Blair, 76, of Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, June 23, at Vitas Hospice Center, Fla. Born Dec. 21, 1933, at Flat Gap, she was the daughter of the late Ashley and Addie Evans Sagraves. She was an LPN. Survivors include her husband, Dexter Eugene Blair of Merritt Island; a son, Patrick Blair of Fishers, Ind.; a daughter, Vicky Greo of Titusville, Fla.; three brothers, Dallas Sagraves of Flat Gap, Ellis Sagraves of Lexington and Elwin Sagraves of Springfield, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 28, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Sagraves Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
BLANTON, Lucille (Daniels)
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Lucille Daniels Blanton, 84, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 2, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 2, 1925, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Daniels, and Izora Harless. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Blanton; two brothers, Charles Lloyd Daniels and Frank Daniels Jr.; and seven sisters, Bessie McCoart, Opal Richmond, Oma Daniels, Helen Witten, Irene Daniels, Ruby Ward and Florene Hughes. Survivors include a brother, Bob Daniels of Van Lear. Funeral services were Friday, June 5, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Jeff Shurow officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

    
BLANTON, Melvin
1925-2010
Melvin Blanton, 84, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, June 15, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born July 16, 1925, at Oil Springs, he was the son of the late Manford and Lona Williams Blanton. He was a coal truck driver and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Blanton of Oil Springs; three sons, David Blanton of London, Donald Blanton of Winchester and Mike Blanton of Oil Springs; five daughters, Charlene Blanton of Lynch, Penny Jackson of Alexandria, Va., Connie May of Springfield, Ohio, Tina Niece of Staffordsville, and Jackie Puckett of Little Pricey; two brothers, Chester Blanton of Swamp Branch and James M. Blanton of Oil Springs; two sisters, Beatrice Butler of Springfield and Judy Wolfe of Westerville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, June 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Gerald Fairchild and Don Blanton officiating. Burial was in Manford Blanton Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
CANTRELL, Mable (McKenzie)
1925-2010
Mable Cantrell, 87, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, June 15, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born June 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Muasie Cantrell McKenzie. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fonzie Cantrell; a son, Dick Cantrell; a daughter, Judy Castle; three brothers, James McKenzie, Elden McKenzie and Joe McKenzie; and a sister, Betty Coleman. Survivors include two sons, Ollie Cantrell of Valley Farms, Ariz., and Bob Cantrell of Flat Gap; two brothers, Elmon McKenzie of Sunbury, Ohio, and Hubert McKenzie of Gardnerville, Nev.; two sisters, Martha Blair of Delaware, Ohio, and Barbara Johnson of Prestonsburg; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, June 18, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy Blanton, Thirel Daniels, and Don Neeley officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
CASTLE, Lucy (Daniel)
1912-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Lucy Castle, 97, of River, died Friday, June 11, in Louisa. Born Aug. 13, 1912, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Brooks Daniel. She
was a member of the George's Creek United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Castle, in 1968. Survivors include three sons, Cecil Castle of Wittensville, Russell Castle and Dencil Castle, both of River; two daughters, Elizabeth Centers of Thealka and Helen Jordan of Louisa; a sister, Ruby King of Columbus, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 14, at George's Creek United Baptist Church, with Jerry Colvin, Thierl Daniel, and Arthur Preston officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Jun.17 2010

COLLINS, Prince E.
1952-2008
Prince Edward "Book" Collins Birth:  May, 1952 Paintsville, Ky. Death:  Jun. 21, 2008 Wabash, In. WABASH--Prince Edward 'Book' Collins, 56, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Wabash County Hospital. Mr. Collins was born in Paintsville, Ky. to the late James Walker and Gustaua (Boyd) Collins. Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008 in McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel, 231 Falles Ave., Wabash. #Burial will take place in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel. McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel Wabash, IN. Submitted By: Ron Branham

          
FOUT, Jeannie Lynn (Coleman)
1962-2010
OHIO - Jeannie Lynn Coleman Fout, 48, of Delaware, Ohio, died Friday, June 4, at OSU James Cancer Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1962, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of Cecil Coleman and the late Wilma Jean Long Coleman. She attended St. Mary Catholic Church, operated Air Express HVAC, and was co-owner of Popster's High Street Grille, Ashley, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Coleman. Additional survivors include her husband, Rick Fout of Delaware; three daughters, Richelle Fout of Delaware, Sheena McCord of Ashley and Jessica Kane of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Chris Fout of Delaware; father, Ernest Moore of Ashville, Ohio; three brothers, Richie Moore and Jamie Moore, both of Columbus, Ohio and Paul Moore of Grove City, Ohio; and nine grandchildren. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, under direction of Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, Delaware. Contributions may be made in her memory at a celebration of life benefit to be held June 27, noon-8 p.m., at Popster's High Street Grille in Ashley. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
GILLISPIE, Mary (Reed)
1937-2010
Mary Darcus Reed Gillispie (February 11, 1937 - June 18, 2010) Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010 and after 9:00 a.m. until time of service Monday, June 21, 2010 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Mary Darcus Reed Gillispie, age 73, of Boons Camp, Kentucky, passed away Saturday at her residence. She is survived by four sons, Columbus Gillispie, Jr. of Flat Gap, James Ora Gillispie of Auxier, Millard Monroe Gillispie of Paintsville, Lloyd Nealy Gillispie of Tomahawk; seven daughters, Flora Marie Whitt of River, Amanda Walters of Offutt, Mary Bernice Nealy of West Van Lear, Lucy Marlene Gillispie of Paintsville, Sara Frances Holbrook of Boons Camp, Josephine Gillispie of Boons Camp, Elizabeth Kaye Cantrell of Mud Creek; 18 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call at Jones-Preston Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and after 8:00 a.m. until time of service Monday. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both Honored and Privileged to be Entrusted with all funeral arrangements for Mrs. Mary Gillispie. Jones-Preston Funeral Home Paintsville, Kentucky Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
HALL, Ewing
1924- 2010
Ewing Hall, 86, of Meally, died Tuesday, June 29. Born Jan. 30, 1924, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James W. and Virgie Collins Hall. He was a coal miner at Princess Elkhorn and a member of the Meally Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Johnson Hall of Meally; a son, Ronnie Hall of Wayne, W.Va.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 1, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Short officiating. Burial was in Hall Family Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
HANNAH, Steve R.
1950-2010
Steve Randell Hannah, 59, of Swamp Branch, died Saturday, June 12, at his residence. Born June 13, 1950, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hager Josephine Scott Hannah. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for the railroad. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Hannah, Howard Hannah and Cub Hannah; and two sisters, Mary and Retta. Survivors include two brothers, Gib Hannah and Scottie Hannah, both of Swamp Branch; five sisters, Virginia Salyers of Swamp Branch, Gonda Bailey of Oil Springs, Brenda Lugar and Grindle Hitchcock, both of Hager Hill, and Vickie Castle of Thealka. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Scott, Danny Ward, and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Hannah Family Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
HOWARD, Ellis M
1949*-2010
Ellis Marvin Howard, 60, of Nicholasville, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, June 23, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born October 31, 1949, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Offutt and Odie Page Howard. He was a coal miner and a Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Trimble Howard of Nicholasville; two sons, Jeffery Allen Howard of Lexington and Jamie Howard of Nicholasville; a daughter, Stephanie Phelps of Independence; five brothers, Offutt Howard Jr. of Flat Gap, Delbert Howard of Goshen, Ohio, and Curt Howard, Ronnie Howard and Lonnie Howard, all of Davella; four sisters, Betty Daniels of Van Lear, Mary Jane Carpenter of Nippa, Joyce Murray of Pikeville and Goldie Daniels of Hager Hill; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 26, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Estill Adkins officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
HUGHES, Samuel Jordan
2002-2010
Samuel Jordan Hughes, 7, of Martin, died Monday, June 21, at his residence. Born Sept. 29, 2002, at Lexington, he was the son of Samuel Ray and Tina Gay Meek Hughes. He was a student at May Valley Elementary School. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, with Chad Blair, Jimmy Caudill, Roy Harlow and Glen Stone officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jun 2010    

   
JAYNE, Jimmy Allen
199-2010
Jimmy Allen Jayne, 60, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 16, at his residence. Born Dec. 21, 1949, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jack and Lorraine Turner Jayne. He was a drywaller. Survivors include a brother, Joe Jayne of Prestonsburg; and a sister, Jackie Jayne of Frankfort. Graveside services were Saturday, June 19, in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Larry Blair officiating, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
LAMPING, Ruby (Harrell) (Music)
1923-2010
Ruby Harrell Music Lamping, 87, of Pikeville, formerly of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, June 16, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born March 25, 1923, at Ashcamp, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Edna Wallace Harrell. She was a member of the Prestonsburg First Church of God and the Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ina Myrl Wooten. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy M. Carter of Prestonsburg and Judy M. Shaw of Slade; three grandchildren; a step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, June 20, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Workman officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
LEWIS, Garnett (Tackett)
1955-2010
Garnett Lynn Tackett Lewis, 55, of Van Lear, died Monday, June 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 14, 1955, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Ethel Frazier Tackett. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Paul Tackett, Ronnie Tackett, Gary Tackett and Reese Tackett; and two sisters, Maxine Schaffer and Betty Tackett. Survivors include a daughter, Robin Tackett of Paintsville; three sons, Darrell Tackett, Billy Tackett and Winfrey Tackett, all of Paintsville; a brother, Rema Tackett of Michigan; two sisters, Darlene Dye and Addie Hensley, both of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, July 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
MAYNARD, Nathan
1944-2010
Nathan Maynard, 66, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, June 15, at Highland's Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Feb. 20, 1944, in Martin County, he was the son of the late Nathan and Viola Sartin Maynard. Survivors include his wife, Theodosie (Phyllis) Maynard of Van Lear; two sons, Nathan Gale Maynard of Debord and Daniel Allen Pierson of Pikeville; two daughters, Elizabeth Viola Fitch of Beauty and Mary Ellen Pierson of Debary, Fla.; four brothers, Tennis Maynard of Inez, Elmer Maynard of Van Lear, James Maynard and Leonard Maynard, both of Debord; four sisters, Irene Marcum of Circleville, Ohio, Merline Maynard of New Plymoth, Ohio, Betty Johnson of Beauty and Christine Maynard of Debord; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, June 18, at Old Log Church, with Richard Music officiating. Burial was in Maynard Family Cemetery, Beauty, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
MEEK, Joan
1944-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Joan Meek, 66, of Thelma, died Tuesday, June 2, at Lexington. Born March 4, 1944, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mattie Boyd Meek. She was a member of the Whitehouse Community Church. Survivors include a son, Twain Meek of Whitehouse; two brothers, David Meek of Whitehouse and Millard Meek of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Memorial services were Sunday, June 6, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, with Harry Frisby officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
MUSIC, Effie (Yates)
1928-2010
Effie Music, 82, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 16, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Jan. 25, 1928, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Ilent Brown Yates. She was a self-employed seamstress. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jim Music, in 1958. Survivors include two sons, Kenny Music of Waynefield, Ohio, and David Music of Oil Springs; three daughters, Linda Slone of Sitka, Bobbi Lyons of Hager Hill and Billie Daniel of Louisa; a sister, Jean Workman of Lima, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, June 19, at Concord Independent Church, with Steve Rose and Wayne Lyons officating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
MUSIC, Marlin Bo
1978-2010
Marlin "Bo" Music, 31, of Paintsville, died Monday, June 7, at his residence. Born Nov. 10, 1978, at Paintsville, he was the son of Marlin Music of Paintsville and Gertrude Music of Staffordsville. He was a laborer. Additional survivors include his wife, Amy Daniels Music of Martin; two sons, Caleb Ryan Music and Jacob Tyler Music, both of Martin; a daughter, Madison Nicole Music of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, James Matthew Castle of Staffordsville; and two sisters, Donna Sue Music and Linda Castle, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were Thursday, June 10, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Chester Keathley officiating. Burial was in Clark-Castle Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
NUCKOLS, Lorie M (Robinson)
1974-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY -Lori Michelle Nuckols, 36, of Paintsville, died Thursday, June 3, in Paintsville. Born Feb. 23, 1974, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of Donald Robinson and the late Ida Blackburn Robinson. She was a caregiver. Survivors include a brother, Michael Robinson of Morehead; and three sisters, Jennifer Robinson of Salyersville, Mary Beth Robinson of Morehead and Donna Wagoner of Sandy Hook. Graveside funeral services were Sunday, June 6, with Teddy Preston officiating. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, West Van Lear, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
OWENS, Karyn L 2010 Died: Sunday, June 20, 2010 Age: 41 JOHNSON COUNTY -Karyn Lynn Owens, 41, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, June 20, at her residence. Born May 7, 1969, at Springfield, Ohio, she was the daughter of Jim Caldwell of Springfield and the late Naomi Owens. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include her husband, Jessie Owens of Oil Springs; a son, Zayn Skiles of Springfield; a daughter, Bobbie-Lee Owens of Oil Springs; two step-daughters, Audre Owens and Cori Owens, both of Springfield; a brother, Steve Caldwell of Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Lee Caldwell of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 23, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, with Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial will be in Owens Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
PENNINGTON, Harman
1934-2010
Harman Pennington, 76, of Williamsport, died Sunday, June 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 19, 1934, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Millard and Elsie Younce Pennington. He was a coal miner and a member of the Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church, Allen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Sue Digman Pennington; a son, Tavis Pennington; and three sisters, Emily Wallen, Liney Bell Prater and Maudie Hughes. Survivors include five sons, James Pennington, Harman Wayne Pennington and Millard Pennington, all of Prestonsburg, Gregory Ray Pennington of Silver Lake, Ind., and George Edward Pennington of Williamsport; a daughter, Maudie Sue Elliott of Claypool, Ind.; three brothers, James Pennington and Rudy Pennington, both of Prestonsburg, and John Pennington of Paintsville; seven sisters, Jackie Salyers of Daytona, Fla., Beatrice Music, Faye Goble and Elizabeth Pennington, all of Prestonsburg, Rema Perry of Paintsville, Maggie Jackson of Warsaw, Ind., and Linda Oulsey of Ashland; 10 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 30, at Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church, Allen, with Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Pennington Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
REDIFORD, Bettye (Swain)
1949-2010
Bettye Swain Rediford, 61, of Paintsville, died Monday, June 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 20, 1949, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Goldie Adkins Swain. She was a secretary at American Standard. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Rediford of Paintsville; a brother, Melvin Dole Swain of Prestonsburg; and two sisters, Mary Salisbury of Stanville and Phyllis Swartz of Columbus, Ohio. There were no funeral services. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
SHELTON, Haley Jo
1997-2010
Haley Jo Shelton, 13, of Auxier, died Saturday, June 19, at Blaine. Born May 6, 1997, she was the daughter of Joey and Kim Shelton of Auxier. She was a student at Johnson County Middle School. Survivors include a sister, Hollie Shelton of Auxier. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 22, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Paul David Coleman officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
SKAGGS, Herbert
1930-2010
Herbert Skaggs, 80, of Lawrence County, died Saturday, June 26, in Lawrence County. Born March 3, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Jonah and Virgie Young Skaggs. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Davis Skaggs of Lawrence County; three sons, Paul Skaggs and Michael Skaggs, both of Lowmansville, and Jeffrey Skaggs of Ulysses; a brother, Joe Skaggs of Lowmansville; two sisters, Pauline Lemaster Lester of Lowmansville and Ruth Martin of Chesapeake, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., today, Wednesday, June 30, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, with Johnny Skaggs and Terry Conley officiating. Burial will be in Skaggs-Young Cemetery, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
SLONE, Judith M. (Rice)
1946-2010
Judith M. Slone, 64, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, June 26, at her residence. Born April 16, 1946, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Jewell Long Rice. She was a teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William D. Slone, in 2009. Survivors include her son, William Ryan Slone of Carleton, Ga.; a daughter, Lea Souther of Hager Hill; a brother, Sam Rice of Carlisle, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 29, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert Coppings officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
SLONE, Ruby (Fairchild)
1921-2010
Ruby Slone, 89, of Paintsville, died Friday, June 25, in Paintsville. Born March 3, 1921, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Mary Rister Fairchild. She was a member of the Paintsville United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Slone, in 1987. Survivors include a son, Roger Slone of Nippa; four daughters, Barbara Sue Daniel, Dorothy Slone and Mary Lynn Minix, all of Paintsville, and Marilyn Brown of Van Lear; a brother, Bob Fairchild of Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 28, at Paintsville United Baptist Church, with Charles Slone officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
STAPLETON, Curtis Sr.
1930-2010
Curtis Stapleton Sr., 80, of Tutor Key, died Tuesday, June 29, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 30, 1930, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Hansford and Amanda Daniels Stapleton. He was a member of the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church and a coal miner with Princess Elkhorn Coal. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Christine Stapleton. Survivors include four sons, Curtis Stapleton Jr. and Calvin Stapleton, both of Tutor Key, Frank Stapleton of Florida and Hansford Ray Stapleton of Thelma; three daughters, Nina Hall of Paintsville, Letha VanHoose and Amanda Reeseman, both of Tutor Key; two brothers, Jimmy Stapleton of Paintsvlle and Ervin Stapleton of River; a sister, Esta Mae Price of Mobile, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 3 at the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Hollie Jay VanHoose, James Roger VanHoose, and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Curtis Stapleton Cemetery, Tutor Key, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
STURGILL, Isabelle
2010-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY - Isabelle Jean Vanhoose Sturgill, 23 days old, died Tuesday, June 8, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Born May 16, 2010, at Lexington, she was the daughter of Jeff Sturgill and Ashley Vanhoose, both of Staffordsville. Graveside funeral services were Thursday, June 10, with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in W.R. Castle Cemetery, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun. 2010

   
WELCH, Betty Lewis
1930- 2010
Betty Lewis Welch, 79, of Paintsville, died Friday, June 19, at her residence. Born Nov. 16, 1930, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Imogene Pigg Welch. She worked in a hospital pharmacy. Survivors include two sons, Sam Welch of Paintsville and John Paul Welch of River; a brother, Don Lewis of Boons Camp; a sister, Peggy Lyons of Paintsville; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, June 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
WILLIAMSON, Gerald R
1937-2010
Gerald Ray Williamson, 72, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 29, at King's Daughters, Ashland. Born July 7, 1937, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Odd and Julie Music Williamson. Survivors include his wife, Marbel Wells Williamson of Paintsville; two daughters, Mary Ann Williamson of Lexington and Lola Williamson Lyle of Frankfort; two sisters, Betty Webb of Paintsville and Gwenn Ward of Cleveland, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 1, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010



JULY - 2010
  
 
 
 
 
BAILEY, Willard E.
1920-2010
Willard E. Bailey, 90, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, July 22, in Flat Gap. Born March 14, 1920, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Estill and Molly Wright Bailey. He was a member of The Father’s House of Prayer, and was a retired auto mechanic with the Kentucky State Highway Department and a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Williams Bailey of Flat Gap; a daughter, Patricia Meade of Flat Gap; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 24, at The Father’s House of Prayer, with George Meade, Earl Wright, and Kenny Wright officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

         
BLEVINS, David L.
1957-2010
BLEVINS, David Lee age 52, died suddenly in his residence on July 21, 2010. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on November 8,1957, the son of Elias Jr. & Eula Faye Blevins. David owned and operated D.L. Blevins Mechanical Co., with his son Kurtis. He is survived by the love of his life Bonnie, and was married for 34 years. Son and daughter-in-law Kurtis & Mellissa Blevins of Springfield. Daughter and son-in-law Julie & Joe Wood and Davids mother Eula Faye Blevins of St. Paris. Three grandchildren, Taylor & Cole Blevins & Jessica Wood. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & close friends. Brother Larry (Vicki) of Tremont City. Sisters Mary (Darrell) Fox & Lisa (Shawn) Massie both of St. Paris. Sister-in-law Diane (Gail) Frock, Thackery, Oh. Brother-in-law James (Cheryl) Martin, Springfield, Oh. He was preceded in death by his father Elias Jr. Blevins (2005), several aunts & uncles. He loved boating, fishing, hunting & playing banjo, but most of all his three grandchildren, Taylor, Cole & Jessie, who will miss him terribly. A gathering of family & friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday July 26,2010 in the Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home, 2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield with a memorial service at 8:00 p.m. Springfield Ohio on 7/25/2010   Submitted by: Connie Spurlock


CANTRILL, Carol (Jenkins)
1938-2010
Carol Ann Jenkins Cantrill, 71, of Jeffersonville, formerly of Hager Hill, died Friday, July 9. Born July 10, 1938, at Honey Grove, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Ida Mae Goodman Jenkins. She was in housekeeping at Carriage House and a Freewill Baptist. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Cantrill, in 2007. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Gene Dollins of Louisiana, Mason Durrell Cantrill of Mt. Sterling and Morgan Cantrill of Flat Gap; four daughters, Sandra Kay Salyers of Lowmansville, Teresa Cantrill and Abby Bowens, both of Mt. Sterling, and Shelia Willoughby of Winchester; a sister, Ruth Caldwell of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
CRABTREE, Willie
1931-2010
Willie Ray Crabtree, 78, of River, died Thursday, July 22, at Paul B. Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Dowdy Crabtree. He was a factory worker at Owens- Corning. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Crabtree of River and Willie Thomas Crabtree of Nippa; a daughter, Tracy Fitzpatrick of River; a sister, Petey Wells of Rio Grande, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 24, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Southie Fannin, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
DANIEL, Laura (Stapelton)
1921-2010
Laura Hester Stapleton Daniel, 89, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, July 4, at Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center, Brodhead. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Boyd County, she was the daughter of the late Lindsey Franklin and Gifta Francis Justice Stapleton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Wyatt Daniel; and two sons, Jack Wyatt Daniel and Donald Ray Daniel. Survivors include a son, Bill Daniel of Simpsonville; a daughter, Mary Ann Singleton of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Marjorie Gullett of Lexington and Angie Stapleton of Flint, Mich.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 7, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with John Sparks, Eulas Adams and Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Castle Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
DORTON, Brenda (Hayden)
1957-2010
Brenda Jean Dorton, 52, of Flat Gap, died Friday, July 2, at her residence. Born Jan. 27, 1957, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William and Opal Staniford Hayden. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Hitchcock. Survivors include her husband, William Dorton of Flat Gap; a son, William B. Dorton of Staffordsville; a daughter, Jennifer Allen of Staffordsville; a brother, Danny Hayden of Marion, Ohio; and four sisters, Debbie Gumm of Richmond, Bonnie O’Bryan, Linda Spence and Opal Horne, all of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 4th, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Lykins officiating, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
FRANKLIN, Irvin B.
1936-2010
Irvin Bryan Franklin, 73, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, July 24, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 26, 1936, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Eddie and Mildred Franklin Arms. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F&M, and a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Joyce Franklin; and a sister, Ellen Jean Williams. Survivors include a son, Michael Thomas Franklin of Collinsville, Okla.; a step-son, Billy Joe Blair of Lexington; a daughter, Lisa Ellen Castle of Phoenix; a brother, Perry Martin Franklin of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, with Richard Williams, Buddy McKenzie, and Herb Arms officiating. Visitation will be 5-9, Wednesday, July 28, and after 10 a.m., Thursday at the church, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
FYFFE, Clara F (Thomas)
1915-2010
Clara Faye Fyffe, 95, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, July 7, at Sitka. Born June 2, 1915, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Lelia Williams Thomas. She was a seamstress with Paintsville Cleaners and Laundry and a member of the Flat Gap Baptist Church. Survivors include eight daughters, Betty McBride, Kathleen Hamilton and Gloria Fyffe, all of Ohio, Deloris Lavender, Charlotte Kitchen and Carolyn Pelphrey, all of Florida, Marilyn Stambaugh of Sitka, and Phyllis Bryant of Inez; 23 grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, at Flat Gap Baptist Church, with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Fyffe Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

     
GANT, Franklin D
1947-2010
Franklin Dwayne Gant, 62, of Salyersville, died Thursday, July 1, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. Born Sept. 25, 1947, at Mt. Vernon, Ill., he was the son of Robert Gant and the late Pauline Flannigan Gant. He was a mill worker, a veteran and of the Pentecostal faith. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Mottershaw and Mike Gant. Additional survivors include his wife, Olivia Gant of Salyersville; three daughters, Tammy Collins, Tabitha Collinsworth and Misty Howard, all of Salyersville; a brother, Thomas Mottershaw; and six grandchildren. Private services were held. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
GOBLE, Dora (Fairchild)
1914-2010
Dora Fairchild Goble, 95, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, July 8, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Aug. 2, 1914, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Enoch and Samantha Johnson Fairchild. She was a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Horne Jr. and Tom Horne, both of Hager Hill; a daughter, Iva Joy Ratliff of Ashville, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 11, at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, with Toby Johnson and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
HAMILTON, Regina (Slone)
1961-2010
Revinia Slone Hamilton, age 49, of Salyersville, Ky., passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at her residence in Salyersville. Revinia was born April 23, 1961 in Johnson County to the Late Will and Ollie Hall Slone. She was united in marriage to Danny Hamilton of Salyersville, Ky. Revinia is survived by her Husband Danny; One Son: Timothy Dover (Deanna) Hamilton of Salyersville, Ky.; Four Sisters: Sarah Jane (Archie) Cantrell, Leda Jo Standifer all of Salyersville, Ky., Redia Fay Copley of Newport, Tennessee., Sandra Kay (David) Scalf of Pikeville, Ky.; and Two Grandchildren: Timothy Dover Hamilton, Jr., and MaKayla Brooklyn Hamilton. Along with her parents Revinia is preceded in death by One Brother: Eddie Carson Slone and One Sister: Lois Jean Slone Hamilton. Funeral Services for Revinia Slone Hamilton will take place Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. from the Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church located in Flat Fork, Ky. Lonnie B. Wright will be officiating and burial will follow at the Browns Fork Cemetery in Lacy, Ky. Visitation will begin Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. from the Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church and continue throughout Friday until time of service on Saturday. Courtesy of the Maggofin County Funeral Home website. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

  
HARMON, Charles L.
1955-2010
Charles L. Harmon, 54, of Paintsville, died Thursday, July 15, at his residence. Born Nov. 22, 1955, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Quill and Aretta Stapleton Harmon. He was a former city of Paintsville employee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Quill Dickie Harmon; and four sisters, Betty Smith, Neva Griffith, Pat Skiles and Brenda Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Napier Harmon of Paintsville; two sons, Chas Harmon and Tate Harmon, both of Paintsville; a brother, Thomas Dean Harmon of Paintsville; a sister, Mary Sue Williams of Oil Springs; and a grandchild Graveside funeral services were Saturday, July 17, in Richmond Cemetery with Chad Blair officiating, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
HAYES, Vertrice (Castle)
1928-2010
HAYES, Vertrice age 81, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties where she had been a patient for ten days. She was born December 29, 1928 in Paintsville, Kentucky and moved to Middletown in 1970. She was a coordinator for Sealy Mattress Co. retiring in 1989 after 19 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Delia (Osborne) Castle, and one brother. Vertrice is survived by her husband of 34 years, James Hayes; one daughter, Debra Kemp, husband Cliff, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and four sisters, Sarah Hayes, Mary Evelyn Salyer, Jean Bates and Deratha Murphy. Visitation will be Monday, July 26, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend James Anderson officiating. Interment will be at Woodhill Cemetery, Franklin, Ohio. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Middletown Ohio 7/23/2010   Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

 
HELTON, Hortence
1920-2010
Hortence Helton, 90, of Greenup, died Tuesday, July 6, at Wurtland Nursing Home, Greenup. Born May 18, 1920, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Vada Spradlin and Vern Roberts. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Helton; and 11 brothers and sisters. Graveside funeral services were Friday, July 9, in Auxier Relocation Cemetery with Wes Stedtefeld officiating, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
HENSLEY, Harry
1938-2010
Harry Thomas Hensley, 72, of Catlettsburg, died Friday, July 2, at Community Hospice Care Center. Born June 16, 1938, at Paintsville, he was the son of the late Ted and Willa Ruth O'Brian Hensley. He was a landscaper. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hensley; and a sister, Patsy Ruth Sweitzer. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Fugitte Hensley of Catlettsburg; two sons, Stephen Thomas Hensley of Catlettsburg and Nathan Matthew Hensley of Ashland; two daughters, Angela Christina Craft, and Rebecca Cherl Hensley, both of Catlettsburg; nine sisters, Shirl Scott of Catlettsburg, Elizabeth Lemasters of Grayson, Mary Thompson, Henrietta Hall, Debra Galls, Nancy Galls, Teri Reeves and Connie Frashure, all of Ashland, and Brenda Lemasters of Somerset; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Fairview Baptist Church, with Michael Rice officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Ashland. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
HOLBROOK, Pearl
1923-2010
Pearl Meek Holbrook, 86, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, July 6, at Mountain Manor, Paintsville. Born July 8, 1923, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Merion Collins and Effie Bowens. Funeral services were Friday, July 9, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Meek Family Cemetery, Williamsport, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010 

  
HONEYCUTT, Mabel (Dotson)
1915-2010
Mabel Honeycutt, 95, of Prestonsburg, died Tuesday, July 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 24, 1915, at Lancer, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Lee Wells Dotson. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Highland Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hansford Honeycutt; two brothers, Orville Dotson and Lewis Dotson; and three sisters, Audrey Arnett, Hazel Arnett and Susie Burchett. Survivors include two sons, Randall Honeycutt of South Pines, N.C., and Paul Honeycutt of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Betty Carver of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, July 16, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
JARRELL, William
1943-2010
William “Billy Joe” Jarrell, 67, of West Van Lear, died Monday, July 5, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 25, 1943, in Johnson County, he was the son of Mary Jo Preston Jarrell Mulligan and the late William Jarrell. He was a former Paintville city police officer. Survivors include two sons, Ron Jarrell and Don Jarrell, both of Paintsville; a brother, Joey Mulligan of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Patty Garner of Detroit; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wesley Stedtefeld officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
KELSEY, Danny
1951-2010
Danny Lee Kelsey, 49, of Oil Springs, died Friday, July 3, at Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville. Born Jan. 3, 1961, in Floyd County, he was the son of Pauline Sadler Kelsey of Oil Springs and the late Charles Douglas “Dago” Kelsey. He was a construction worker. Additional survivors include a daughter, Savannah Danielle Kelsey of Oil Springs; a son, Joshua Owens of Elkhorn City; a brother, Charles David Kelsey of Oil Springs; and a sister, Dianna Howard of Oil Springs. Funeral services were Monday, July 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Caudill-Kelsey Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

    
KING, William R
1933-2010
William Raymond “Bill” King, 76, of Sitka, died Thursday, July 1, at his residence. Born Dec. 12, 1933, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Julia Burton King. He was a coal miner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Salyer King. Survivors include a son, William O. King of Lowmansville; five daughters, Pauline Cantrell of Nippa, Anita Bowen, Rita Sue Bowen, Henrietta Blevins, all of Sitka, and Delphia Boggs of River; a brother, Howard King of Sitka; three sisters, Rosie Davis of Marion, Ohio, Emma Flannery of Salyersville and Clora Cantrell of Sitka; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Eugene Stambaugh officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
LEMASTER, Louise (Medley)
1926-2010
Louise Lemaster, 84, of Ashland, formerly of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, July 7, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born April 12, 1926, at Raceland, she was the daughter of the late David and Lettie Skaggs Medley. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgel Lemaster, in 1994. Survivors include a brother, David Medley of Flatwoods. Funeral services were Friday, July 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Sammy Reed, and Willis G. Estep officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
MEADE, Paul
1927-2010
Paul Orion Meade, age 83, of Salyersville, Ky., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Salyersville Healthcare Center in Salyersville, Ky. Paul was born March 4, 1927 in Johnson County, Ky., to the Late Thomas Dewey and Pearlie Wheeler Meade. Paul was a United States Veteran, a Carpenter and attended the Carty Primitive Baptist Church. Paul was united in marriage to Missouri Minix Meade of Salyersville, Ky. whom survives him in life. Along with his wife Paul is survived by Three Sons: Paul Orion Jr of Williamstown, Ky., Ricky Carson Meade of Salyersville, Ky., and Terry Lane Meade of West Liberty, Ky.; One Sister: Helen Redd of Flat Gap, Ky., Three Grandchildren and One Great Grandchild. Along with his parents preceding Paul in death are One Daughter: Rose Ann Meade; Five Brothers: J.C. Meade, Herbert Hoover Meade, Howard Meade, Charles Meade, and Gerald Loyd Meade; and Three Sisters: Beatrice Williams, May Blanton and Jeanette Fern Keeton. Funeral services for Paul Orion Meade will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with David Gamble and Dan Ison officiating. Burial will follow at the Minix Cemetery in Salyersville, Ky. Visitation will begin Friday, July 16, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. and continuing throughout Saturday until time of service on Sunday from the Magoffin County Funeral Home. Courtesy of the Magoffin County Funeral Home web site.Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

  
MEADE, Buddy
1936-2010
Buddy Meade, 73, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, July 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 8, 1936, at Oil Springs, he was the son of the late Lindsey and Gegie Conley Meade. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was also preceded in death by a son, Buddy Meade Jr. Survivors include his wife, Dora Baldwin Meade of Oil Springs; a son, Mark Anthony Meade of Oil Springs; three daughters, Mary Ann Blanton, Patricia Rose Dollarhide and Terri Sue Hill, all of Oil Springs; two sisters, Betty Jo Deskins of Thelma and Louise Trimble of Oil Springs; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 11, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Meade, Jr., Lindsey Meade, and John Frank Meade officiating. Burial wa sin Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
MEADE, Paul Orion
1927-2010
Paul Orion Meade, 83, of Salyersville, died Friday, July 16, at Salyersville Healthcare Center, Salyersville. Born March 4, 1927, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Thomas Dewey and Pearlie Wheeler Meade. He was a U.S. veteran, a carpenter, and attended the Carty Primitive Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Ann Meade; five brothers, J.C. Meade, Herbert Hoover Meade, Howard Meade, Charles Meade and Gerald Loyd Meade; and three sisters, Beatrice Williams, May Blanton and Jeanette Fern Keeton. Survivors include his wife, Missouri Minix Meade of Salyersville; three sons, Paul Orion Jr. of Williamstown, Ricky Carson Meade of Salyersville and Terry Lane Meade of West Liberty; a sister, Helen Redd of Flat Gap; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Sunday, July 18, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with David Gamble and Dan Ison officiating. Burial was in Minix Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
MEEK, Delbert
1934-2010
Delbert Meek, 75, of River, died Saturday, July 3, at his residence. Born Nov. 17, 1934, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Elbert and Mary Daniels Meek. He was a repairman with Westinghouse Electric Company and a member of the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rose Skinner Meek of River; a son, Delbert Meek Jr. of Galloway, Ohio; two daughters, Sandra Lee Meek of River and Patricia Ann Adams of Columbus, Ohio, six brothers, Howard Meek and Dennis Meek, both of Columbus, Thomas Meek of Groveport, Ohio, Londis Meek of Thealka, Luther Meek of St. Helen Island, S.C., and Winfrey Meek of River; a sister, Virgie Brown of River; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 7, at Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church, with Hollie Jay VanHoose, and James Roger VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Luther Daniels Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
MONTGOMERY, Mable (Hicks)
1927-2010
Mable Garnett Hicks Montgomery, 82, of Tutor Key, died Friday, July 30, at her residence. Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Boyd County, she was the daughter of the late William Curtis Sr. and Alza Bertin Ramey Hicks. She owned a paving company and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil Hicks, Curtis Hicks, Chester Hicks and Jimmy Hicks; and three sisters, June Branham Bryan, Dorothy Bowser and Louise Huff. Survivors include her husband, Ollie Montgomery Jr. of Tutor Key; two daughters, Linda Thornsbury of Oil Springs and Pamela Sue Curtis of Tutor Key; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 2, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Price and Harry Neil Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
McCOART, Brian W
1997-2010
Brian William Michael (Little B) McCoart, 12, of Van Lear died Wednesday, July 7, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Dec. 22, 1997, in Johnson County, he was the son of Brian McCoart of Van Lear and the late Jackie Murphy Gamble. Additional survivors include a sister, Whitney McCoart of Prestonburg.  Funeral services were Saturday, July 10, at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
O'BRYAN, Christine (Salyer)
1930- 2010
Christine Salyer O’Bryan, 80, of Staffordsville, died Monday, July. 12, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 3, 1930, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Simmie and Ethel Tackett Salyer. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Glen O’Bryan, in 1981. Survivors include four sons, William Earl “Bill” O’Bryan and Tommy Michael O’Bryan, both of Sitka, Randall Brenford O’Bryan of Staffordsville and Larry Gordon O’Bryan of Hager Hill; three brothers, Simmie Salyer Jr. of Louisa, Donald Salyer of Staffordsville and Gale Salyer of Nippa; two sisters, Mary Lois Blanton of Volga and Rita Cantrell of Staffordsville; nine grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tobe Wheeler, and J.R. Frisby officiating. Burial was in O’Bryan Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

    
RAMBO, Donna (Wells)
1942-2010
WORTHINGTON — Donna Sue Rambo, 68, of Worthington, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell. She was born March 27, 1942, in Van Lear, Ky., a daughter of the late Ali Sr. and Sadie Collins Wells. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Ray Rambo, on Dec. 26, 1995, three sisters and two brothers. She was a member of Raceland Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Tara and Joe Mauk of Worthington, Ky.; a son and his wife, Donald C. and Lori Rambo of Worthington, Ky.; four sisters, Doris Fannin of Van Lear, Ky., Eileen Martin of Raceland, Ky., Cindy Morris of Ashland, Ky., and Lorraine Mollett of Floyd County, Ky.; a brother, Ali Wells Jr. of Hager Hill, Ky.; four grandchildren, Zach (Misty) Rambo, Madison Mauk, Logan Mauk and Landon Mauk; and a great-grandchild, Hayden Rambo. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at  Raceland Christian Church by the Rev. Jim Matthews and the Rev. James Wells. Burial will be in Caroline Cemetery in Raceland, Ky. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of the Daily Independent of Ashland,KY. Submitted By: Connie SpurlocK

  
REFFETT, Virginia (Patton) (Hill)
1922- 2010
Virginia Lee Patton Hill Reffett, 87, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, July 6, at her residence. Born July 12, 1922, at Lawton, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Johnny A. and Cynthia Jane Dotson Patton. She was a school teacher and business owner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Howard Hill. Survivors include two daughters, Jane Franklin of Staffordsville and Jeannie Williams of Franklin, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Graveside services were Saturday, July 10. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jun 2010

   
SHEPHERD, Alice
1912-2010
Alice Shepherd, 97, of Hyden, formerly of Flat Gap, died Saturday, July 10, at Hyden Nursing Home. Born Oct. 3, 1912, in Sharon Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Ruch Shepherd. She was a Christian worker, and a member of the Aldan Union Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter H. Shepherd II. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Salyer, and Robert Blanton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
SPENCER, Bonnie (Preston)
1925-2010
Bonnie R. Spencer, 84, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, July 15, at her residence. Born Dec. 31, 1925, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Byrd Oliver and Mahala Trimble Preston. She was retired from Paintsville Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Spencer, in 1994. Survivors include three sons, Dean Blair of Xenia, Ohio, Neil Blair of Winchester, and Jeff Blair of Staffordsville; a daughter, Jenny Franklin of Staffordsville; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, July 18, at Preston Funeral Home, with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Preston Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
STAMBAUGH, Ruth (Fraley)
1922-2010
Ruth Fraley Stambaugh, 88, of Paintsville, died Saturday, July 24, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 20, 1922, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Palmer Phelps and Thelma Picklesimer. She was an L.P.N. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Stambaugh; and a son, Paul Ray Fraley. Survivors include a son, Delmar Fraley of Ashland; a daughter, Sandra Music of Staffordsville; two sisters, Glenna Music of Van Lear and Bertha Fox of Florida; eight grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday prior to the service, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
TACKETT, Savannah (Click)
2010
Savannah Suzette Click Tackett, 20, of Whitehouse, died Monday, July 19, at her residence. Born July 26, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Lonnie Click of Leander and the late Terri Lynn Greene Click. Additional survivors include her husband, Andy Tackett of Whitehouse; three brothers, James Spradlin of Newport, Tenn., Lonnie Dewayne Click of Leander and Brandon Click of Paintsville; and a sister, Lanayah Click of Leander. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Scott and Dennis Conley officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Newport, Tenn., under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

  
TRIMBLE, Billie (Allen)
1925-2010
Billie Marie Trimble, 85, of Winchester, died Saturday, July 17, at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. Born Jan. 6, 1925, in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Billy “Morton” and Virginia Webb Allen. She was a school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Granvile Trimble. Survivors include two sons, Allen Trimble of Corbin and Morton Trimble of Winchester; two daughters, Arminta Trimble of Corbin and Toni Trimble of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Leslie Jackson of Owensboro; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 21, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Verne Mohr officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

  
TRIMBLE, Davis Sr.
1921-2010
Davis Reed Trimble Sr., 89, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, July 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 24, 1921, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Bruce and Norsie Reed Trimble. He was a dairy truck driver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fairchild Trimble, in 2006; and a son, David Reed Trimble Jr. Survivors include two sons, Jackie Trimble and Robert Trimble, both of Staffordsville; three daughters, Janie Howard of Nicholasville, Virginia Bruce Pelphrey of New Castle, Ohio, and Debra Ward of Paintsville; a brother, John Mark Trimble of Paintsville; two sisters, Lorene Carney and Georgene McKenzie, both of Staffordsville; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, July 19, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Reed Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010

   
WEBB, Donavun Creed
2010-2010
Donavun Creed Webb, 8 weeks old, of Van Lear, died Saturday, July 17, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born May 18, 2010, in Cabell County, W.Va., he was the son of Martin V. Webb and Rhonda L. Spears. Additional survivors include three brothers, Steven Reffitt, Gabrill Spears, and Adam Webb, all of Van Lear. Graveside services were Monday, July 19, in Anderson Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Don Neeley officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jul 2010




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BLAIR, Larry Julius
1948-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Larry Julius Blair, 62, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Sunday, Aug. 8, at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus. Born July 29, 1948, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ronald and Naomi Johnson Blair. Survivors include two brothers, Vernon S. Blair of Paintsville and Ronnie Lee Blair of Thelma; and a sister, Charlene Moore of Columbus. Graveside services were Friday, Aug. 13, in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Steve Rose and John Paul Salyers officiating, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Aug.20 2010

   
BLANTON, Ernest
1927-2010
Ernest L. "Ernie" Blanton, 83, of Urbana, died in his residence. He was born June 21, 1927 in Johnson County, Kentucky a son of Herbert and Lura Blanton. Ernie was a member of West Gate Lodge #623 F&AM, and had just received his 50 year pin, a 32nd degree Mason with Scottish Rite, retired from Westinghouse in Columbus after 37 years of service, loved his granddaughter, great grandchildren and Boston Terrier, Gidgit, and enjoyed working on his house and yard. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Rodney Callison of Rosewood, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Beth and Nathan Parke of St. Paris, great grandchildren, Ben and Ella Parke, special aunt and uncle, Bill and Lucy Carrick of Fairborn, other aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece, nephews, and former wife, mother of his children and friend, June Salyers of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hazel, two infant daughters, Peggy Ann and Penny Sue Blanton, and sister, Lillian Delphine Bailey. Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010 in the WALTER & SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 642 S. Main Street, Urbana. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Sunset Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary Church Memorial Fund, 231 Washington Avenue, Urbana, OH 43078. Published in the Urbana Citizen of Urbana,Ohio Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
BLANTON, Delphine (Williams)
1932-2010
Delphine Blanton, 77, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Aug. 30, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Nov. 30, 1932, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James K. Polk and Josephine Webb Williams. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billie Joe Blanton, in 2004. Survivors include two sons, Billie Ray Blanton and Danny Joe Blanton, both of Oil Springs; three daughters, Sue Conley of Cynthiana, Anita Owens and Brenda Stamper, both of Oil Springs; a brother, James Arnold Williams of Cambridge, Ohio; a sister, Barbara Sue Sparks of Ashland; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 2, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
BURKS, Kathy (Caudill)
1952-2010
Kathy Ann Caudill Burks, 58, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Jan. 13, 1952, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William Beecher and Nancy Carol Osborne Caudill. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Luther Burks; and a sister, Rachel Lynn Caudill. Survivors include a son, James Charles Burks of Paintsville; a daughter, Rachel Ann Burke of Sitka; Billy Caudill of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Debbie Sparks of Sitka. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jim McKenzie and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
BUTCHER, Janie (Crum)
1916-2010
Janie Butcher age 94 of Williamsport died Aug. 27, 2010.  Janie was born May 6, 1916 to the late Addie & Effie Penix Crum, also preceding her in death is her husband Earl Butcher.  Janie is survived by 2 sons Glen Otis Butcher and Freddie Butcher both of Boons Camp, 1 daughter Ruby Branham of Williamsport, 19 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held Saturday Aug. 28 after 12 noon at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Sunday Aug. 29 at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Glen Penix, Willis Staton, and Shade Lee Walters. Burial will follow in the Ballard Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Preston Funeral Home Paintsville, Ky. Submitted by: Ron Branham

   
BUTLER, Ileene (Fairchild)
2010
Ileene F. Butler age 61 passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the Tuscany Hospice House, Summerfield, Florida. Born in Paintsville , KY she had been a resident of Marion County since 1978 and Leesburg, FL since 1996. Ileene was lucky enough to find a job she truly loved and she had spent 21 years of her career working as an Appraiser Specialist for the Department of Revenue, and then as a Service Center Manager overseeing 4 counties and finished her career working for the Sumter County Property Appraiser's office. She is survived by: Her loving husband of 14 years - Jeff, 2 Sons- Robbie Fairchild, Ocala; Anthony Fairchild - Summerfield, FL, 3 Daughters - Regena Vita - Fruitland Park; Marlene Butler - Leesburg; Kimberly Jones - Leesburg; 3 Sisters - Janet Gillum, Angela Russell, and Kathryn Williams, all of Kentucky, 1 Brother - Charlie Charles - Melbourne, FL; 12 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 30th from 6-8 P. M. at Page - Theus Funerals and Cremations - 914 West Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. There will be a celebration of Ileene's life on Tuesday at 10:00 in the Chapel of the Funeral Home with interment following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg. Page-Theus has been entrusted with all arrangements. Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL)  Date: August 29, 2010 Submitted By: Donnie Hazel

   
CASTLE, Hazel (Murray)
1920-2010
LAWRENCE COUNTY Hazel Murray Castle, 90, of Lowmansville, died Monday, Aug. 23, at her residence. Born Feb. 6, 1920, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Carrie Castle Murray. She was a bookkeeper. She was also preceded in death by three sisters; and two brothers.  Survivors include her husband, Williard Castle of Lowmansville; two sons, Russell Castle of River and Gale Castle of Lowmansville; a daughter, Carol K. Castle of Lowmansville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 26, at Georges Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Carlor Preston, Rutherford Blair, Jerry Colvin, and Paul Keith Castle officiating. Burial was in Castle Family Cemetery, River, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

  
CAUDILL, Willis Ray
1934-2010
Willis Ray Caudill, 76, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 2, 1934, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jesse F. and Mary Delain Bryant Caudill. He was a construction worker. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Lizzie Ellen Castle and Sue Castle Caudill; two daughters, Anna Jewell Caudill and Debbie Sue Caudill; three sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include two sons, James Edward Caudill of Thealka and Terry Ray Caudill of Sitka; a step-son, John Castle of London, Ohio; a daughter, Barbara Tackett of Sitka; a step-daughter, Nancy Lynn Castle of Sitka; a brother, James Cecil Caudill of Sitka; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 21, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, with Jimmy McKenzie, Gilbert Music, and Stan Burchett officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
ESTEP, Leah (VanHoose)
1919-2010
ESTEP, Leah Vivian 91, of Springfield went to be with the Lord in her home on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 following one year of failing health. She was born on January 16, 1919 in Van Lear, Kentucky, the daughter of Willie G. and Lou Bertha (Kissinger) Van Hoose. Vivian had worked as a private duty home nurse for many years and was a member of Beatty Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Lowell G. Estep of Yucca Valley CA. and Gary R. Estep of Springfield; one brother, Harold Van Hoose of Tampa FL.; one sister, Elizabeth Estepp of Springfield; five grandchildren, Denise Adkins, Jeffery, Bryon, Tony and Megan Estep; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Zachary Adkins, Brittany, Kristen, Brandon, Nathasha, Chase and Isla Estep; four great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Estep is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur H. Estep; two brothers, Marion and Jimmy Van Hoose; and sister, Billie Brown. Friends may call Saturday from 10-11 AM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. in the Memorial Home with Rev. Steve Wallace officiating. The family would like to send special thanks to Delores, Doris, Ernestine, Mary, Molly and Donna for all their care and kindness during Vivians final months. Interment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 8/12/2010   Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
FISHBAUGH, Shirlie
1949-2010
Shirlie Mae Fishbaugh, 61, of East Point, died Monday, Aug. 23, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell. Born June 2, 1949, at Martin, she was the daughter of the late Della Rose Mitchell. She was a caregiver and a member of Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Mike Fishbaugh of East Point; a daughter, Lara Lynn Kromer of Boons Camp; two sons, William David Hull of Hager Hill and Michael Ray Fishbaugh of East Point; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 27, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Fishbaugh Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
HALEY, Homer
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Homer Haley, 84, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Aug. 8, at his residence. Born Aug. 14, 1925, in Pike County, he was the son of the late William and Belle Damron Haley. He was a service station owner and a U.S. World War II Navy veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Haley; two brothers, Ralph Haley and Billy Ray Haley; and a grandson, Jason Thomas Coleman Haley. Survivors include a son, Jack Haley of West Van Lear; a brother, Hobert Haley of Ohio; and two sisters, Patsy Sword and Alleane Adkins, both of Weeksbury. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Steve Trimble and Herb Arms officiating. Auxier Chapter #18 DAV conducted military honors. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug. 2010

    
HATFIELD, Judy (Owens)
1950-2010
Judy Carrlyn Owens Hatfield, 60, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Aug. 23, at her residence. Born April 4, 1950, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Corbit and Hettie Meade Owens. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Hatfield of Staffordsville; a son, Chris Hatfield of Barnetts Creek; five brothers, Bobby Owens and Jesse Owens, both of Oil Springs, Troy Owens and Mike Owens, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Scotty Owens of Indiana; a sister, Josephine Owens of Springfield; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Dean Meade, Earl Wright, and George Meade officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
HICKS, Michael Joe
1957-2010
Michael Joe Hicks, 43, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Aug. 22, at Lowmansville. Born May 29, 1967, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Sam Hicks Sr. of Paintsville and Leah Harris Franklin of Prestonsburg. He was co-owner of J & S Auto Parts of Paintsville. Additional survivors include three brothers, Jeff Franklin of Prestonsburg, and Matthew H. Hicks and Sam Hicks Jr., both of Paintsville; and step-mother, Delores Hicks of Paintsville. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
HOLBROOK, Virgie (O'Bryan)
1925-2010
Virgie Faye O’Bryan Holbrook, 84, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 9, 1925, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James V. and Sarah Belle Pennington O’Bryan. She was retired from G.C. Murphy Co. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Harold Wayne Holbrook and Roger Leron Holbrook. Survivors include her husband, Harry Holbrook of Hager Hill; a daughter, Kathy Hyden of Hager Hill; a sister, Robert Preston of West Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
HOPSON, Jimmy C
1950-2010
Jimmy Carroll Hopson, 59, of Blaine, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at his residence. He had been under Hospice care for a short time. Born Dec. 2, 1950, in Paintsville, he was a son of Glenn E. Hopson of Paintsville, and the late Pauline Holbrook McDowell Hopson. He was retired from the Lawrence County Road Department, were he served as a security guard, was a member of the Masons, Apperson Lodge #195 F&AM, Louisa, and graduated from Mayo Vocational School as a diesel mechanic and a welder. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John L. Childers, and twin brother Glenn D. Hopson; and a sister, Johnetta Thomas. Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia Slone Hopson of Blaine; a daughter and son-in-law, Karla and Chuck Adkins of Louisa; a 5-year old grandson, Matthew Adkins; and a 10 year old granddaughter, Brandy Adkins; two brothers, Thomas Childers of Coldwater, Mich., and Frank M. Childers of Paintsville; two sisters, Bobbie Thompson of Louisa, and Tena Gilliam of Morgan County. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Blaine Church and Outreach, Blaine, with Rev. Lenny Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Precious Memories Cemetery, Blaine, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

    
JUSTICE, Mary (Blevins)
1937-2010
Mary I. Justice of 3762 West Old Road 30 Lot 83 E, Warsaw, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 5:00 a.m. at her residence in Warsaw. She was born on May 17, 1937 in Whittensville, Kentucky to the late Dona (MaKenzie) Blevins and Lewis Blevins. Mary was married on December 15, 1955 to Jimmie Justice, who survives. A resident of Warsaw, Indiana for the past 52 years, she was a homemaker and a member of United Pentecostal Church of Warsaw. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Jimmie Justice (Warsaw, Indiana); three daughters: Sharon Justice (Warsaw, Indiana); Sandra (husband Marty) Bumgardner (Warsaw, Indiana); and Sonia (husband Dan) Shepherd (Warsaw, Indiana). Also surviving are five Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren; two sisters: Alice Hale (Fairborn, Ohio); Sola Stephens (Delaware, Ohio); and two brothers: Lewis Blevins, Jr. and Arville Blevins (both of Paintsville, Kentucky). She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at Redpath- Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. Her funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Dan Cox. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. Memorial donations can be made in Mary’s name to go towards the ICU-Unit at Goshen General Hospital- Health Care Foundation, 1926 W. Lincoln Avenue, Goshen, Indiana 46526. Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home Warsaw, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham

    
PRESTON, Glenn M.
1929-2010
Glenn M. Preston, 81, of Thelma, died Thursday, Aug. 26, at his residence. Born Aug. 20, 1929, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Hazel Dixon Preston. He was a contractor and a member of the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Reba M. Eisnaugle Preston of Thelma; two daughters, Sharon Butcher and Linda Childers, both of Thelma; two brothers, Johnny Preston and Lloyd Lemaster, both of Fairborn, Ohio; three sisters, Cotton Morgan, Ruby Williams and Cornea Stephens, all of Fairborn; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 28, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, with Harry Frisby and Roger Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
PRESTON, Reba (Eignaugle)
1929-2010
Reba Mae Preston, 80, of Thelma, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Thelma. Born Nov. 1, 1929, at Van Lear, she was the daughter of the late William Edd and Bertha McPheters Eignaugle. She was a seamstress at Paintsville Outerwear Company and a member of the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn M. Preston, in 2010. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Butcher and Linda Childers, both of Thelma; three sisters, Shirley Rogers and Marcella Jackson, both of Loveland, Ohio, and Lela Davis of Milford, Ohio; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 4, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, with Harry Neil Frisby, and Roger Thornsbury officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep 2010

   
RATLIFF, Richard
1935-2010
Richard Ratliff, 75, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 16, 1935, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Hershel and Elvie Blair Ratliff. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Crace and an infant; and two brothers, Kenneth Herbert Ratliff and Lowell Thomas Ratliff. Survivors include his wife, Della Burke Ratliff of Staffordsville; five sons, Anthony Ratliff of Versailles, Mike Ratliff of Fairborn, Ohio, Eddie Ratliff of Mt. Sterling, David Ratliff of Stanford and Albert Ratliff of Staffordsville; two brothers, Roger Ratliff and Randy Ratliff, both of Staffordsville; two sisters, Thelma Benge and Phyllis Crace, both of Staffordsville; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church, with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
SHORT, Welman
1923-2010
Welman Short, 87, of Russell, formerly of Van Lear, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital, Russell. Born April 2, 1923, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Welman and Lavina Preston Short. He was an insurance agent with Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. Survivors his wife, Joyce Collins Short of Russell. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Keen Wood Baptist Church, Russell. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

  
STAMPER, Wales
1949-2010
Wales Stamper, 60, of Oil Springs, died Friday, Aug 27, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Born Oct. 3, 1949, at Blaine, he was the son of the late Jesse and Carrie Jane Frazier Stamper. He was a laborer and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Blanton Stamper of Oil Springs; a son, Joseph Michael Stamper of Bristow, Okla.; two daughters, Susan Rae Malone of Jackson, Ohio, and Janie Marie Norton of Bristow, Okla.; two brothers, Charles Stamper of Hazard and Lloyd Stamper of Delaware, Ohio; a sister, Marie Conley of Beaver, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Keaton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

  
TACKETT, Alice (Isaac)
1948-2010
Alice Tackett, 62, of Paintsville, died Friday, Aug. 27, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born April 22, 1948, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Wade Issac and the late Ann Penley Issac. She was a nurse and a member of the Paintsville Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Tackett. Additional survivors include a daughter, Leona Hicks of North Carolina; two step-daughters, Tommigean Tackett of Paintsville and Teresa Stambaugh of Lake City, Fla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 29, at Paintsville Church of Christ, with Johnny Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Aug 2010

   
WARD, Norma (Reed)
1951-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Norma Jean Ward, 59, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Aug. 15, at her residence. Born July 20, 1951, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Effie Moore Reed. Survivors include two sons, William E. Ward II of Paintsville and Joseph Ward of Staffordsville; a daughter, Katrina Ward of Flat Gap; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Jack Ward officiating. Burial will be in Burke Family Cemetery, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Aug. 2010


  
SEPTEMBER - 2010

     
  
  
  
AUSTIN, Billy Ray
1936-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Billy Ray Austin, 74, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 19, in Paintsville. Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Ulysses, he was the son of the late Silver Eugene Austin and Clada Castle Austin. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Wells Austin of Paintsville; a son, Timothy Wayne Austin of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Denise Austin Raines of Lexington; a brother, Robert Eugene Austin of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Carole Lipinsky of West Virginia; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with James Scott officiating. Military services will be by Chapter 18 of the D.A.V. of Auxier. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.24 2010

    
BALDWIN, Jerry
1958-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jerry Drew Baldwin, 52, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 12, in Brinkley, Ark. Born July 8, 1958, in Johnson County, he was the son of James Earl and Retta Feril Blair Baldwin of Hager Hill. Additional survivors include a son, Jerry Drew Baldwin II of Hager Hill; and six brothers, James Michael, Dwight Dean, Larry Keith, Lonald David, Terry Lynn and Anthony Paris Baldwin, all of Hager Hill. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Hager Hill, with Freddie Salyers, Gene May and David Allen Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Hager Hill. Visitation will be 2-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the funeral home. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
BLANTON, Jeremiah
1976-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jeremiah Kelsie Blanton, 33, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, at his residence. Born Oct. 5, 1976, in Floyd County, he was the son of James and Esther Marlene Blanton Workman. He worked in fiber optics and was a member of the New Life Worship Center, Light of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Christian Allen Blanton and Zachary Hall Blanton, both of Salyersville; a daughter, Kelsi Elizabeth Bertha Blanton of Salyersville; two brothers, Brandon Williams and Ryan Conley, both of Salyersville; and five sisters, Heavenly Joy Conley, Victoria Grace Workman, Becky Williams, Natalie Williams and Samantha Conley, all of Salyersville. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at Magoffin County Funeral Home, with William Paul Perkins and Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Penix Cemetery, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
BUTCHER, Everett
1932-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Everett "Butch" Butcher, 78, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, at his residence. Born May 11, 1932, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Linzie Butcher and Mary Mollette Butcher. He was a member of the Blockhouse Bottom Church of Christ, a coal miner and co-owner of Butcher's Trucking. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Butcher and Lindsey Butcher; and a sister, Geneva Jean Butcher Salyer. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Keel of Van Lear and Rita Marcum of Richmond; a brother, Carl Thomas Butcher of Van Lear; a sister, Joann Fannin of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 4, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial in Butcher Cemetery, Van Lear. Arrangements were under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

   
CASTLE, Leslie R
1941-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Leslie Russell "Papaw" Castle, 69, of River, died Thursday, Sept. 30, at his residence. Born July 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Leslie and Lucy Daniel Castle. He was a roofer with Castle Roofing. Survivors include a daughter, Carla Kaye Castle Jennings of Wittensville; two brothers, Cecil Castle of Wittensville and Dencil Castle of River; two sisters, Elizabeth Centers of Thealka and Helen Jordan of Louisa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 3, at George's Creek United Baptist Church, with Paul Castle and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Oct.01 2010

    
GRIMM, Donald
1944-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Donald Grimm, 66, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, at his residence. Born Feb. 8, 1944, at Kenova, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy and Cora Williams Grimm. He was a truck driver for Meade Logging and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emma Hughes Grimm of Flat Gap; a son, Matthew Grimm of Flat Gap; two brothers, William Kenneth Grimm of Catlettsburg and Charlie Grimm of Flat Gap; a sister, Jean Bayes of Flat Gap; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Larry Meadows officiating. Burial was in Roy L. Grimm Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
HAMILTON, Dottie (Woods)
1943-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Dottie Hamilton, 67, of Flat Gap, died Monday, Sept. 20, at her residence. Born Aug. 29, 1943, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Gertie Arms Woods. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Noble Hamilton Sr. of Red Bush; two sons, Larry Dean Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio, and Noble Hamilton Jr. of Thealka; four daughters, Christi Burke of York, Pa., Denise Estep, and Patricia Harris, both of Flat Gap, and Pamela Garrell of Columbus; two brothers, Charles Woods of Columbus and James Woods of Van Lear; two sisters, Joan Root of Columbus and Mary Shell of Paintsville; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Jason Hutchinson and Bill Mills officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.24 2010

    
MARSILLETT, Georgia (Powers)
1940-2010
FLOYD COUNTY —Georgia Jean Marsillett, 70, of Auxier, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Aug. 12, 1940, at Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Ruby Griffith Powers. She was a homemakers and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Marsillett; two sons, Timothy Leonard Marsillett and Sam Henry Marsillett; a brother, James Linzie Powers; and a sister, Brenda Davis. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Marsillett of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Minnie Sue Marsillett and Debra Jean Johnson, both of Auxier, and Ethel Grace Honeycutt of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Mike Powers and Darrell Powers, both of Auxier, and Cecil Powers of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Laverne McClure of Canton and Neva Ferrell of Tampa, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 30, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Oct. 2010

   
MEADE, Billy
1938-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Billy Gene "Jack" Meade, 72, of Hager Hill, died Friday, Sept. 10, in Lexington. Born Dec. 4, 1938, in Johnson County, he was the son of Bill Meade of Charleston, Tenn., and the late Wilma Jean Vanhoose. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and a member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge, Paintsville Fire Department, and Police Department. Additional survivors include his wife, Penny Clatos Meade of Hager Hill; three sons, William "Bill" Meade of Salyersville, Michael Lee "Mike" Meade, and Robert Allen "Bobby" Meade, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Jackie Meade of Hager Hill; a brother, Ronald Lee "David" Meade of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Judy Wheately of Charleston, Tenn., Nancy C. Meade and Brenda Presley, both of Calhoun, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy McKenzie and Rick Ratliff officiating. Paintsville Masonic Lodge #381 performed a Masonic service. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
MOLLETT, Elijah
1938-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Elijah Mollett Jr., 71, of Lexington, formerly of West Van Lear, died Monday, Sept. 6, at Hospice Carter Center, Lexington. Born Dec. 8, 1938, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Elijah and Alma Daniels Mollett. He was a construction worker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Dorton Mollett. Survivors include a son, Gareld Mollett of Lexington; a brother, Lawrence Mollett of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Carrie Mullins of Floyd County; and a grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

   
PETERS, Dearl
1945-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Dearl Peters, 64, of Salyersville, died Monday, Sept. 13, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 14, 1945, he was the son of Roy Peters Sr. and the late Leola Scutchfield Peters. He was a union electrician/millwright and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Wireman Peters. Additional survivors include his wife, Malvadean Peters of Salyersville; two sons, Daniel Peters of Cynthiana and Dearl "Bubber" Peters of Salyersville; a daughter, Leona Summa of Salyersville; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Salyersville Funeral Home, with Ron Thacker officiating. Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
POE, Wonnie
1945-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Wonnie Shepherd Poe, 65, of Salyersville, died Monday, Sept. 6, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born, Jan. 7, 1945, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of the late, Ben and Mollie Caldwell Shepherd. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Buck Shepherd, Allen Shepherd, David Shepherd and Howard Shepherd; and two sisters, Ann Patrick and Nellice Blazak. Survivors include a son, Johnathan Davis of Salyersville; three daughters, Ruth Harvey of Salyersville, Charlena Prater of Royalton and Nellice Marie Penix of Dalesville, Ala.; a brother, Bennie Douglas Shepherd of Salyersville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 10, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Wayne Fields officiating. Burial was in Shepherd Family Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

     
PRESTON, Arthur
1931-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Arthur Preston, 79, of Meally, died Saturday, Sept. 4, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born Feb. 21, 1931, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Sam and Malta Short Preston. He was a member of the Little Eghel United Baptist Church. He was a tube reducer for Internation Nickel Company. Survivors include his wife, Norma Maynard Preston of Meally; a son, Arthur Michael Preston of Marysville, Ohio; a daughter, Maltia Jean Tharp of Greenup; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bobby Mollett, and Gary Murray officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Memorial Gardens, Huntington, W.Va., under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

     
PRICE, Jack
1928-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jack C. Price, 82, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, Sept. 18, at his residence. Born July 11, 1928, in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of the late Joe and Nellie Chinswth Price. He was a coal operator and a member of Baker Branch Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha Cheeseman Isaac Price of Tutor Key; a son, Vincent Price of Lexington; a brother, Roy Price of Mobile, Ala.; and two sisters, Mary Daniels of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Joann Smith of West Union, Ohio. Graveside services were Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Fred C. VanHoose Cemetery, Tutor Key, with Wesley Stedefeld officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Friday Sep.24 2010

   
RAMEY, Deron
1965-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Deron Edward Ramey, 45, of Lakeland, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 11, at his residence. Born July 12, 1965, in Johnson County, he was a son of Elwood Ramey of Paintsville and the late Donnita Jones Ramey. He was a dock supervisor. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Vongia Ramey. Additional survivors include his wife, Rose Whitaker Ramey; three sons, Dylan Ramey of Lakeland, Kristopher Cox and Derrick Ramey, both of Vero Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Ashley Harris of Lakeland; five brothers, Van Ramey of Winchester, Elwood Ramey Jr. of Sunberry, Ohio, Emery Ramey, Don Ramey, Kevin Ramey, all of Flat Gap,; and a sister, Charolet Hawkins of Tampa, Fla. Funeral services were Sept. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Paul Dean Meade and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

   
ROBINSON, Daniel
1960-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Daniel Luther Robinson Jr., 50, of Leander, died Sunday, Sept. 12, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Born June 16, 1960, in Michigan, he was the son of Alva Mae Rice Robinson Ousley and the late Daniel Luther Robinson Sr. He was a carpenter. He was also preceded by a brother, Randy Robinson. Additional survivors include his wife, Evelyn K. Powers Robinson of Leander; a son, Matthew Ryan Robinson of Leander; a daughter, Miranda Irene Dixon of Leander; step-father, Manis Ousley; two brothers, Chris Robinson of Prestonsburg and Paul Robinson of David; a sister, Charlotte Shepherd of Lexington; a half-brother, Manis James Ousley of David; a half-sister, Alva Sue Ousley of David; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Paul Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
ROSE, Fred 2010
1931-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Fred Harold Rose, 78, of Keaton, died Friday, Sept. 17, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Nov. 20, 1931, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Charlie Chilton and Addie Mae Tincher Rose. He was a pipe fitter. He was preceded in death by a son, William Jeffery Rose. Survivors include his wife, Ruby L. Kelly Rose of Keaton; three sisters, Maureen McFaddin of Paintsville, Elizabeth Ann Rose of Frankfort, and Mary Martha Rose of Lexington; a step-son, Greg McKenzie of Vancleve; two grandchildren; and a step grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rose-Mullins Cemetery, Keaton, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

     
STAPLETON, Austyn
1999-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Austyn Richard Thomas Stapleton, 11, of Prestonsburg, formerly of Berea, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 29, 1999, at Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of Samuel Bruce and Michelle Lovelace Stapleton of Prestonsburg; and Elizabeth Lovelace Downs of Springfield, Ohio. He was a student. Additional survivors include three brothers, Preston McQuinn of Springfield, Chayton Stapleton and Alex Stapleton, both of Prestonsburg; seven sisters, Dorian Martin of Richmond, Hannah Stapleton and Zoe Stapleton, both of Prestonsburg, Kayla McQuinn, Katelynn Brewer and Hayley Brewer, all of Springfield, and Misty Spoonamore of Berea. Mass was held Monday, Oct. 4, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, with Frank Brewer and Terence Hoppenjans officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct. 2010

     
WALTERS, Lawerence
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Lawrence Walters, 85, of Boons Camp, died Friday, Sept. 3, at Mountain Manor, Paintsville. Born March 10, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ingram and Edna Sammons Walters. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Crum Walters; a brother, Arlene Walters; and a sister, Opal Dutton. Survivors include two sons, Rick Walters of Boons Camp, and Greg Walters of Richmond; a daughter, Dona Music; a step-daughter, Pam Hampton of Florida; a brother, Arnold Walters of Ohio; a sister, Ocilene Lewis of Thelma; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 6, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

  
WARD, Edna (Perkey)
1920-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Edna Ward, 90, of Boons Camp, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, at her residence. Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William Hensley "Buddy" and Loutisha Duty Perkey. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Greenville Ward; a daughter, Mary Frances Adams; a brother, Frank Perkey; and five sisters, Flora Music, Flossie Houston, Hazel McGinnis, Gladys Mollette, and Opal Daniels. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Roger "Phil" Sammons of Danville and Ronald "Ron" Ward of Boons Camp; two daughters, Betty Ruth Price of Warsaw, Ind., and Wanda Lee Short of Greenwood, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with B. Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010

    
WATKINS, Frances (Jones)
1924-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Frances Susan Jones Watkins, 86, of Staffordsville, died Friday, Sept. 3, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born March 26, 1924, at Alexandria, La., she was the daughter of the late David and Susan Strozier Jones. She was a realtor and a member of the Bradstown Junction Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Lee Watkins. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Gilbert of Paintsville; a sister, Ana DeBoef of Everett, Wash.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at Bardstown Junction Baptist Church, Shepherdsville, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Miller-Watkins Cemetery, Shepherdsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Sep. 2010




OCTOBER - 2010


  
BLAIR, Addie (Williams)
1922-2010
Addie Blair age 88, of Oil Springs died Tuesday Oct. 19 2010. Addie was born on Feb. 22, 1922 to the late Theodore & Bertie Williams Williams, she was preceded in death by her husdand Vencil Blair. Addie is survived by 1 son Gary Williams of Oil Springs and several nephews and nieces. She was a memeber of the Low Gap United Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday Oct. 20 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral sevices will be held on Friday Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. from the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery at Oil Springs

   
COLLINS, Robert E.
1940-2010
Robert E. Collins, age 70, of Stoutsville, passed away at his residence Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was born August 14, 1940 to the late Eugene and Gladys (Preston) Collins in Paintsville, Kentucky. Robert worked all of his life as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and Amanda Clearcreek football. Survived by wife, Treva, of five and half years; daughters, Tammie (Scott) Litz of Baltimore, and Cheryl (Tim) Bevard of Amanda; son, Robert (Crystal) Collins of Amanda; step-children, Amy (Randy) DiFrischia of Baltimore, Perry (Wendy) Brown of Reynoldsburg, Melissa, Shawn and Tamara; numerous grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; and many dear friends. Friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where the funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday with Jason Thompson, Minister, officiating. Entombment will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Published Columbus Ohio October 15, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
CONNELLEY, Teresa (Francis)
1961-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Teresa Francis Connelley, 49, of Salyersville, died Friday, Oct. 29, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Sept. 14, 1961, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Jimmie Jack Francis, and the late Katherine Coffey Francis. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Salyersville Christian Church. Additional survivors include her husband, Tom Connelley of Salyersville; a daughter, Johnna Adams of Salyersville; a step-daughter, Sara Adkins of Salyersville; two brothers, Cordell Francis of West Liberty and Mike Francis of Salyersville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Denzil Jenkins, Howard Connelley and Burnis Patrick officiating. Burial was in Connelley Cemetery, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

      
CULBERTSON, Cynthia (Isaac)
1927-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Cynthia Isaac Culbertson, 83, of Salyersville, died Tuesday Oct. 26, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born March 17, 1927, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Mella Slone Isaac. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Keen Isaac, Terman Isaac, Joe Isaac, Jr. and Will Isaac; and five sisters, Madge Estepp, Ann Salyer, Lou Randall, Elizabeth Spurlock and Dennie Prater. Survivors include a daughter, Joella Dalton of Salyersville; two grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, at Flat Fork Freewill Baptist Church, with Leonard Blanton officiating. Burial was in Isaac Family Cemetery, Flat Fork, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News

    
DANIELS, Earlene (Nelson)
1928-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Earlene Nelson Daniels, 82, of East Point, died Saturday, Oct. 30, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born July 1, 1928, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Violet Alifair Bradley Nelson. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Jack Daniels, in 1995; a brother, Jimmy Nelson; a sister, JoAnn Howard; and a grandchild, Survivors include three sons, Danny Joe Daniels and Steve Michael Daniels, both of East Point, and Michael Joe Daniels of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Fred Nelson of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Wayne Price and Danny Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

    
FORD, Hazel V.  (Davis)
1935-2010
FORD Hazel V. Ford of Columbus, age 75, passed away October 16, 2010 at her daughter's home in Pataskala, Ohio. Born in Martin County, Kentucky September 8, 1935 to the late John Herman and Neva Davis. Hazel was a Member of Mt. Sterling Free Will Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband Charles D. Ford, brothers Johnny, Lee, and Earl Davis. Survived by daughters, Connie Rae (Dana) Maddy of Kissimmee, Florida, and Regina Lynn (Tom) Carr of Pataskala Ohio; grand-children, Kevin (Itsa) Maddy, Laura (Joshua) Alch both from Florida, Ryan Carr and Nicholas Carr both from Ohio. Great granddaughter Alyssa Alch of Florida, brothers Russell Davis of Wyoming, West Virginia, Leonard (Eloise) Davis of Meally, Kentucky, Kenneth (Barbara) Davis of Columbus; many friends and other relatives. A Special thanks to Jenny and Mount Carmel hospice staff for their support and loving care. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S.High St., where service will be held Wednesday 10:30 a.m., Rev. Densil Wright officiating. Interment Franklin Hills Memory Gardens Canal Winchester, Ohio. In lieu of flowers those who wish may donate a memorial con-tribution to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215 Published Columbus Ohio October 18, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
HALL, Mary (Murray)
2010
HALL, Mary Edith [Murray] of Staffordsville, Ky, passed away Sunday Oct. 3, 2010. She was the Daughter of Clarence and Annaline (Evans) Murray. She is survived by her Husband Charles Hall, Sons David (Judi) Hall of Springfield, Bill (Kim) Hall of South Vienna, Daughter Joy Hall, Grandchildren David, Brandie, Charlie, Ashlee and Tyler Hall, Ashley Dilts and Ben Fertic, 5 great-grandchildren, sister Sandra (Luke) Church, several nieces and nephews, special friend Bonnie (Orville) Lyons, and a host of friends and family. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Sister Patricia Grim and Brother Eddie Murray. Mary retired as a nurse from F. F. Mueller Center in Springfield, Oh. Services will be held at Prestons Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky, today at 1:00 P.M. Published in the Springfield Ohio 10/6/2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
HOWARD, Marcella (Click)
1952-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Marcella Click Howard, 58, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at her residence. Born Aug. 24, 1952, at Martin, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Deliha Hale Click. She was a retired teacher and of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Joe Click and Pee Wee Click. Survivors include two daughters, Tiaria Martia Howard and Alexandria Elizabeth Howard, both of Flat Gap; two brothers, Ezra "Jug" Click of Lexington and Edgel "Bide" Click of Martin; and three sisters, Pauline Conley of Garrett, Madeline Deaton of Martin and Parthena Martin of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 31, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Gary Allen officiating. Burial was in Head of Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

    
HUGHES, George
1942-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —George Hughes, 68, of Springfield, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 23, in Springfield. Born Oct. 5, 1942, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Clifford and Shirley Hughes. He was retired from International Harvester. Survivors include his wife, Lana Johnson Hughes; two daughters, Angela Reynolds and Amy Mefford, both of Springfield; a brother, Edwin Hughes of West Van Lear; a sister, Ann Tramel of West Van Lear; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, Springfield, with Russell Ball officiating. Graveside services and burial were Thursday, Oct. 28, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Military rites were by Auxier Chapter #18 of the DAV, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
JENKINS, Kathleen (Fitch)
1950-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Kathleen Fitch Jenkins, 60, of Salyersville, died Saturday, Oct. 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 24, 1950, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Wells Fitch. She was a retired LPN. Survivors include her husband, Eldon Jenkins of Salyersville; two brothers, Gary Fitch of West Van Lear and Larry Fitch of Johns Creek; and a step-grandson. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Denzil Jenkin, and J.D. Rice officiating. Burial was in Jenkins Family Cemetery, Rockhouse, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Oct 2010

    
MCKENZIE, Elmon J
1940-2010
OHIO — Elmon Jesse McKenzie, 70, of Sunberry, Ohio, formerly of Flat Gap, died Friday, Oct. 22, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born Sept. 14, 1940, at Flat Gap, he was the son of the late Charlie and Mausie Cantrell McKenzie. He was an equipment operator. Survivors include two sons, Steve McKenzie and Larry McKenzie, both of Sunberry; a daughter, Michelle McKenzie of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; a brother, Hubert McKenzie of Bullhead City, Ariz.; two sisters, Martha Blair of Delaware, Ohio, and Barbara Johnson of Blue River; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 25, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Sammy Reed and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Family Cemetery, Flat Gap, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Louisa. Big Sandy News

    
PERRY, Rema (Pennington)
1947-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Rema D. Perry, 62, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 4, 1947, at Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Elsie Younce Pennington. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Perry; a brother, Harm Pennington; and three sisters, Maudie Hughes, Liney Bell Prater and Emily Wallen. Survivors include a son, William Perry of Hager Hill; a daughter, Melissa Sperger of Lowmansville; three brothers, Rudy Pennington and James Pennington, both of Prestonsburg, and John Pennington of Paintsville; six sisters, Liz Pennington, Beatrice Music and Faye Goble, all of Prestonsburg, Linda Ousley of Durbin, Maggie Jackson of Warsaw, Ind., and Jackie Salyers of Florida; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

     
PRATER, Pauline (Adams)
1924-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Pauline Adams Prater, 86, of Salyersville, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born July 14, 1924, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Adams. She was a beautician. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Prater; a son, Glenn M. Prater; a sister, Gertrude Prater; two brothers, Harmon Adams and Cecil Adams; and a grandchild. Survivors include a son, Bill Prater of Salyersville; two sisters, Jerlene Conley of Paintsville and Barbara Spradlin of West Liberty; a brother, Jack Adams of Oil Springs; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Sunday, Oct. 31. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville, under direction of Salyersville Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

     
SMITH, Elva (Butcher)
1924-2010
Born in Van Lear, Kentucky on Dec. 7, 1924
Died on Oct. 1, 2010 and resided in Wabash, IN.
   Elva Smith, 85, of Wabash, Indiana, went to be with her Lord at 4:37 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2010 at Marion General Hospital in Marion, Indiana. She was born December 7, 1924 in Van Lear, Kentucky to John Wesley and Tishie (Castle) Butcher. Elva married Otis Webb in Paintsville, Kentucky on March 14, 1942; he died November 17, 1978. She then married Roy Smith in Wabash, Indiana on October 20, 1979. She worked at United Technologies in Wabash, 28 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church and taught Sunday School 15 years. The church was her life. She is survived by her husband, Roy Smith of Wabash; 3 Sons, Cletus (Bonnie) Webb of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Paul "Ray" (Virginia) Webb and Ricky (Rhonda) Webb, both of Wabash; step- son, James (Debbie) Smith of Wabash; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; and special niece, Betty Bruick of Wabash. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and 1 granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Hobert Meek and Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-6p.m. Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash and 1 hour prior to service Monday at the church. Preferred memorial is Wabash Freewill Baptist Church. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel Wabash, Indiana Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
STEWART, Braydon
2010-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Brayden Tyler Stewart, 2 days old, died Monday, Oct. 25, at Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington. Born Oct. 24, at Lexington, he was the son of Lekeasha Ann Jones of Thelma. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 28, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Pete Mollette Cemetery, Boons Camp, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
SUBLETT, Jerry
1947-2010
FLORIDA — Jerry Sublett, 62, of Florida, died Saturday, Oct. 23, in Knoxville, Tenn. Born Nov. 11, 1947, in Johnson County, he was the son of Opal Fairchild Sublett and the late Hobert Sublett. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Additional survivors include a brother, Garry Sublett of Sitka. No services were held, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville Big Sandy News




NOVEMBER - 2010


BAILEY, Debra (Conley)
1952-2010
Debra Lynn Bailey 58, of Lexington, KY died Wednesday afternoon, November 3, 2010 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. She was born May 24, 1952 in Paintsville, KY a daughter of Oliver & Geraldine Adams Conley of Oil Springs, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Lee Bailey in 2008. Debra was a graduate of Mayo Vocational School and had worked for many years as an LPN with Hospice. Surviving are a son, Kevin (Autumn) Bailey of Bedford, IN; a daughter, Regina (Jeff) Adams of South Point, OH; brothers, Robert (Jo Ann) Conley and Larry Conley both of Oil Springs, KY, Stanley (Cindy) Conley of Paintsville, KY; a sister Angie (Terry) Crislip of Gallipolis, OH; five grandchildren, Kade, Kole & Addyson Bailey and Chance & Monroe Adams. It was Debra’s wish to be cremated. Arrangements were entrusted to Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Submitted By: Sharon Cox

    
BLAIR, Peyton Grace
2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Peyton Grace Blair, 7 months old, of Thelma, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Born April 3, 2010, she was the daughter of Mark and Heather Blair of Thelma. Additional survivors include a brother, Mark Andrew Blair; and a sister, Rachael Elizabeth Blair. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 19, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Sam Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.24 2010

     
BURKE, Glenda (Sexton)
1965-2010
Glenda Carol Sexton Burke September 26, 1965- November 3, 2010 Glenda Carol Sexton Burke, age 45 of Van Lear, passed away Wednesday, November 3, at her home. She was born September 26, 1965 to Judy Fairchild Sexton and the late Phillip Sexton. Glenda was survived by her husband Charles Burke; two daughters, Amanda Burke and Jessica Faye Burke both of Van Lear; three Brothers, Phillip Sexton, Raney Sexton and Jeffery Sexton, all of Paintsville; and two Sisters, Tammy Sexton of Paintsville and Malinda Lemaster of Staffordville. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 2 PM, November 6, in the Chapel of the Phelps and Son Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home from 5 PM - 10 PM, Friday, November 5. Arrangements are by the Phelps and Son Funeral Home of Paintsville. In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Phelps and Son Funeral Home to defray funeral costs. Submitted By: Gretta "Jeanie" McKenzie

      
CASTLE, Golda (Green)
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Goldie Mae Green Castle, 71, of Wittensville, died Friday, Nov. 26, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Born Nov. 18, 1939, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Angie Belle Salyers Castle. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Castle, in 2005. Survivors include two sons, Richard Darrell Castle of Lowmansville and Douglas Leon Castle of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Brenda Castle VanHoose of Nippa, Betty Castle Rowland of Wittensville and Kimberly Castle Rice of Lowmansville; three brothers, Gene Green and Gary Green, both of Lowmansville, Danny Green of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Sue Swan and Joyce Mahon, both of Charley, and Margaret Preston of Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy Vanhoose officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.03 2010

    
CLIFTON, Jack A.
1939-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jack E. Clifton, 71, of Thelma, died Sunday, Nov. 7, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1939, at Van Lear, he was the son of the late George and Clistina Elizabeth Ward Clifton. He was a press operator at General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Preston Clifton of Thelma; a son, Rodney Wayne Clifton of Michigan; three step-daughters, Peggy Corey of Marion, Ind., Letitia Hill of Thelma and Thelma Ross of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, George Clifton Jr. of Wabash, Ind., and Allen Clifton of Van Lear; a sister, Sally Ann Grimm of Thelma; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.10 2010

    
CONWAY, Donald
1951-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Donald Conway, 58, of Thelma, died Thursday, Nov. 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Dec. 21, 1951, in Pike County, he was the son of the late George and Jane Ramey Conway. He was a coal miner. Survivors include a son, Don Denver Conway of Thelma; two brothers, Curtis Conway of Regina, and James Everett Conway of Island Creek; and a sister, Janet Mullins of Wyandotte, Mich. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bud Crum officiating, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.24 2010

    
DELONG, Helen (McKenzie)
1935-2010
Helen McKenzie DeLong, age 74 of Versailles, Ky., formerly of Johnson County, Ky., passed away on Saturday November 13, 2010 at her home. She was born December 7, 1935 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Charlie and Tealey Boyd McKenzie. Beside her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Lloyd DeLong. Survivors include Three Daughters, Beverly DeLong (John) McGuire of Versailles, Kentucky Barbara DeLong (George) Plava of Richmond, Texas and Jeri Joyelle DeLong of Lexington, Kentucky. Four Grandchildren, Tyler Lemaster, McKayla Likens, Logan Craft and Caleb Justice. Also surviving are Several Nieces and Nephews. Beside her parents and husband Helen is preceded in death by One Brother and Four Sisters. Funeral Services for Helen McKenzie DeLong will be conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, November 18, 2010 from the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Kentucky with burial to follow in the Lakeview Cemetery at Staffordsville, Kentucky. Officiating will be Steve Tremble. Friends may call at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Kentucky after 5 P.M. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 and anytime prior to funeral services Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.  Courtesy of the Magoffin Funeral Home website. Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
DENNING, Kathleen (Frazier)
1921-2010
DENNING, Kathleen [Kay] (Nonny), 89, born 10/31/1921 in Johnson Co., KY departed this life November 5, 2010 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Emma Frazier, husband Arthur Denning, brothers Foster Frazier (Ruby), Eugene Frazier (Helen), Bruce Frazier (Lois), Stephen Frazier (Nancy), and sister Clara Siefert (Fred). She is survived by her daughter Kathy Sue Denning Frazier (Pat Hayes), granddaughter Michelle Dean (Chuck), great- granddaughter Jessica Robbins (Lucas), great-grandson Matthew Dean, brother James Hasten Frazier (Peggy), sisters Ruby Marcum, Fanny Gaynelle Hood (John), and Verda Gore (Charles), as well as beloved friends Stella Lockwood, Marna Edgar, Judy Goldsmith, and Cyndy Porter. Kathleen was a faithful and active member of Creekside Community Church (of the Missionary Church denomination) for 65 years. She retired from Merrie-Time Christian Kindergarten & Nursery School following 30 years of service. Kathleen loved family, friends, her church, and children. She enjoyed reading, cooking, family get-togethers, and the flower gardens her granddaughter created. Her life was defined by faith, love, generosity, and compassion. Funeral service 11:00 AM, November 9, 2010 at Newcomer Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel , 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, OH, 45432. Mark Masterson of Creekside Community Church and Michael Castle of Cross Creek Community Church officiating. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, 8200 West National Road, New Carlisle, will follow. Kathleen's family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, 5:00-8:00 PM. The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff of Hospice of Dayton. Published in the Dayton Ohio November 7, 2010 Submitted by; Connie Spurlock

     
DRAFFIN, Heather (Spradlin) 2010
1987-2010
PADUCAH — Heather Mimi Dawn Spradlin Draffin, 23, of Paducah, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday at her residence. She was born Oct. 15, 1987, in Johnson County. Her husband, Michael Draffin, survives. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Spradlin Family ?Cemetery at Denver. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. I recieved this obit Dec.1 2010 so I am just assuming the death occured in Nov 2010..

    
ESTEP, Freelin W
1925-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Freelin W. Estep, 85, of Baltimore, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, Nov. 29, at Monterey Care Center Hospice, Grove City, Ohio. Born Nov. 16, 1925, at Fuget, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Lexie Mae Phillips Estep. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include three sons, Dale Estep of Pickerington, Ohio, James Estep of Baltimore and Jerry Estep of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; five daughters, Tina Bevins of Galloway, Ohio, Diana Froehle of Pickerington, Deborah Stemer of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Kelly Wolfe of South Lyon, Mich., and Terry Lynn Estep of Johnstown, Ohio; three brothers, Alford Estep of Fairborn, Ohio, Charles Estep of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and James W. Estep of Pickerington; three sisters, Helen Adams of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Maxine McKenzie of Brewster, Ohio, and Gusta Estep of Fuget; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 4, at Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Eulas Adams and Phillip Caudill officiating. Burial was in Sheridan Estepp Cemetery, Fuget, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec. 2010

   
FITZPATRICK, William E.
1949-2010
William E. Fitzpatrick, 61, of Pierceton, Indiana, died on 11/20/2010 at 11:45 pm at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw, Indiana. He was born on March 27, 1949 in Paintsville, Kentucky. William was the son of Elmer Fitzpatrick and Lova (Hitchcock) Wyckoff. He lived most of his life in the Pierceton area and was formerly employed by Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, Indiana. William is survived by his Daughter; Teresa Hall, Warsaw Granddaughter; Emma Kay Hall, Warsaw Mother; Lova Wyckoff, Pierceton Sister; Regina (and Husband Ralph Donald) Fry, Warsaw and numerous Step- Brothers, Step-Sisters, Step-Children and Step-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father, 2 Sisters, 1 Brother and 1 Step-Sister. Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, Indiana on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Terry Bradford officiating.. Calling hours will be 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the funeral chapel on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, Indiana. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, Indiana is in charge of arrangements. Submitted By: Ron Branham

  
FLINCHUM, Marlena
1974-2010
CAMPTON — Marlena Michelle Haney Flinchum, 36, of Campton, died Saturday in Lexington. She was born Aug. 28, 1974, in Johnson County. Her husband, Russell Ray Flinchum, survives. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Friends may call at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral costs. Submitted By: Sharon Cox

    
GASPARAC, Samuel P
2010-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Samuel Paul Gasparac was stillborn, Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He was the son of Nathan and Jennifer Howes Gasparac of Salyersville. Additional survivors include a sister, Anna Grace Gasparac of Salyersville. Services were held Friday, Nov. 26, with Tim Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.03 2010

    
GOBLE, Jeffery L
1978-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Jeffery Lee Goble, 32, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Nov. 21. Born June 5, 1978, he was the son of George Calvin Goble of Van Lear and the late Dorothy Marie Mollett Goble. Survivors include step-mother, Wanda Goble of Van Lear; two brothers, Kalvin Goble of Boons Camp and Joshua Scott Burchett of Warfield; and two sisters, Jessica Horn of Inez and Kayla Grace Burchett of Van Lear. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Goble Cemetery, Debord, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.24 2010

    
JENKINS, Zula (Skaggs)
2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Zula Skaggs Jenkins, 88, of Salyersville, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Dockie and Dove Helton Skaggs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bloomington United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodford Jenkins; a daughter, Margaret Jenkins; three brothers, Lannie Skaggs, Mannie Skaggs and Charlie Skaggs; three sisters, Frona May Skaggs, Alice Montgomery and Madge Montgomery; and two grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Garry Jenkins of Salyersville; a daughter, Patricia Collins of Salyersville; a sister, Felcie Helton of Morrow, Ohio; two brothers, Hollie Skaggs of Ashland and Ollie Skaggs of Morrow, Ohio; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 20, at Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel, with Russell Dingus and Talmage Mann officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Family Cemetery, Coon Creek, under direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home, Salyersville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.24 2010

    
MCCARTY, Elizabeth  (Preston)
1920-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Elizabeth Ann McCarty, 90, of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Barnetts Creek, died Thursday, Nov. 4, in Christian Care Center Nursing Home, Mesquite. Born June 16, 1920, at Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Guy B. and Jannie Ferm Williams Preston. She was a retail salesperson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McCarty. Survivors include a son, David Guy McCarty of Mesquite; a daughter, Beulah Lee Ethell of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Kenny Pelphrey and David Trimble officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

    
MIDDAUGH, Gladys (Castle)
1942-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Gladys Middaugh, 68, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Born Feb. 23, 1942, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Goldie Smith Bowens Castle. She was a waitress/cook at the Starfire Motel. Survivors include her husband, Clifton Middaugh; two daughters, Jeannie Palmer of Wittensville and Jonie Honeycutt; two step-daughters, Betty Middaugh and Ettu Middaugh; a brother, John Bownes of South Carolina; a sister, Irene Bridgette of Sitka; a half -brother, Kenny Spence of Sitka; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 20, at Preston Funeral Home, Chapel, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Bowens Family Cemetery, Martin County, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.24 2010

   
MOLLETT, James J.
1923-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —James J. Mollett, 87, of Auxier, died Monday, Nov. 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Jan. 31, 1923, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jim and Laura Belle Crum Mollett. He was a miner at Island Creek Coal Company, a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and a 3-C's veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Genetta Crum Mollett, in 2007. Survivors include two sons, Keith Mollett of Staffordsville and Alvin Mollett of Lebanon, Va.; two daughters, Rosetta Bayes of East Point and Karen Wicker of Prestonsburg; a brother, Jimmy Lee Mollett of Mansfield, Ohio; four half-brothers, Dennis Mollett of Boons Camp, Paul Douglas Mollett of Wabash, Ind., Larry Mollett of Lowmansville and Bill Mollett of Sitka; a step-brother, Eugene Wells of Xenia, Ohio; four half-sisters, Betty Hazel Tackett of River, Diane Staniford of Paintsville, Mary Jane Ward of Williamsport and Rita Hall of Kentucky; a step-sister, Shirlene Meek of Martin; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 4, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Tommy Reed and Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

   
MOLLETTE, Shanna L
1985-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Shanna Leann Mollette, 25, of Meally, died Saturday, Nov. 20, in Martin County. Born Aug. 22, 1985, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Jerome Mollette and Denise Hicks Mollette Whitwham. She was a receptionist at Microtel Motel. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Mollette Family Cemetery, Meally. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.24 2010

    
PACK, Bobby L.
1938-2010
PACK, Bobby L. 72, of Springfield died Saturday, November 20, 2010 following several months illness. He was born June 7, 1938 in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of Stephen and Lizzie (Hampton) Pack. Mr. Pack served in the United States Army, was a self-employed flooring mechanic over 40 years, and retired from Navistar with 33 years service. He is survived by his wife Fay (Stewart) Pack; one daughter Tonja R. (Arnie) Kercher of Columbus; one son Jonathan P. Pack of Springfield; one sister Betty Dean of Illinois; five grandchildren Aaron, Alana, Ashley, Brandon and Sabian; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Hoagland and a brother Harry Pack. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 PM. in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM. in the Memorial Home with burial to follow in Enon Cemetery. Springfield Ohio November 22,2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
PATTON, Billie (May)
1923-2010
FLOYD COUNTY —Billie Earleen May Patton, 87, of Langley, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Aug. 3, 1923, at Warco, she was the daughter of the late W. H. May and Alice Webb May. She was a retired school teacher, and a member of the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System and the Graceway United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Patton; and a brother, T.C. May. Survivors include a daughter, Kim Trimble of Paintsville; two grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 5, at Hall Funeral Home, with Roy Harlow officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

    
PERRY, George III
1929-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —George Chad Perry III, 81, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Nov. 4, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 21, 1929, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late George C. Perry II and Eula Perry Preston. He was an attorney. Survivors include his wife, Julianne "Judy" Perry; and a brother, Richard L. Perry of Lexington. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are requested to the establishment of Midway College School of Pharmacy by calling Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov. 2010
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G. Chad Perry III
JOHNSON COUNTY – G. Chad Perry III, age 81, noted Paintsville attorney, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Mr. Perry was born April 21, 1929, in Johnson County, son of the late George C. Perry II and Eula Preston Perry. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Julianne "Judy" Williams Perry, whom he married on Nov. 10, 1957. Also surviving are, a brother, Richard L. Perry and wife Phoebe of Lexington; two nephews, Stewart Perry, and Jimmy Perry; and a niece, Leeann Hadden, all of Lexington. Mr. Perry graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in February, 1951. He immediately entered the military service and 2-1/2 years later left the U.S.A.F. as First Lieutenant assigned to the Judge Advocate. He continued in the U.S.A.F. Reserves for the next 25 years and has been a practicing attorney in Paintsville for 50 plus years. During that time he has on two occasions served extended periods of time as City Attorney; been elected to the City Council; and lectured on administrative law to continuing education groups at both the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. He was a member of the Lafferty Society of the University of Kentucky College of Law; has served on the University College of Law Visitors Board and currently is a member of the visiting committee of the College of Law. He was class agent for the College of Law Class of 1951. Many years served as Liaison Officer to the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado from Kentucky. Mr. Perry was a University of Kentucky Fellow for over 25 years. He has on occasions served as a special Circuit Judge. Mr. Perry was elected an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1987. He was a Director of the Bank of Blaine, Blaine, and Vice-President and Director of the People's Security Bank of Louisa; on the Board of First National Bank of Paintsville, Kentucky; received Honorary Doctorate from Pikeville College, 2001; elected Outstanding Private Citizen of the Year by Eastern Kentucky Leadership Conference, 2000; Board Member of Pikeville College, Pikeville; Board Member of Appalachian School of Law and Pharmacy, Grundy, Va.; former member of University of Kentucky, Alumni Hall of Fame, 2006, and Kentucky Wesleyan College, Alumni Hall of Fame, 2007, and was on the Board of Directors of Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Active pallbearers were Michael Endicott, Tommy Hall, John Kevin Holbrook, Jimmy Ray Key, James Richard Pelphrey, and Jason Rice, D.O. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Jones, Dr. Loey Kousa, Dr. Roger Meade, Dr. David Herr, Will Arnold, D.O., James Clay, D.O., Clay Hall, D.O., Dan Hall, D.O., Mayor Bob Porter, Stephen Nick Frazier, Stanley Messer, Jack Ross, and the Johnson County Bar Association. Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9th, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Coppings officiating. Entombment followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

   
RICE, Mary A (Griffith)
1921-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Mary Alice Griffith Rice, 89, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Nov. 21, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. Born Oct. 23, 1921, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Morton and Nancy Blair Griffith. She was retired from American Standard and was a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harlan Griffith, Berlin Griffith and Paul Griffith; and four sisters, Gladys Preston, Ruth Spradlin, Stella Griffith and Ella Mae Patrick. Survivors include her husband, Tom Rice; a son, Neil Rice of Hager Hill; a daughter, Margie Rice of Hager Hill; two sisters, Edna McKenzie of Staffordsville and Lillian Gullett of Hager Hill; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Richard Williams, Buddy McKenzie, Herb Arms, and Wendell Isom officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
ROWLAND, Michael A
1977-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Michael Allen Rowland, 32, of Shelbania, died Friday. Nov. 12, in Shelbania. Born Dec. 14, 1977, he was the son of Stoney and Marie Duty Rowland. He was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include five sons, Zachary Michael Allen Rowland of Prestonsburg, Michael Allen Rowland II of North Carolina, Austin Dale Rowland, Caleb Stone Rowland and Cannon Castille Rowland, all of Stanton; a brother, Billy Lafferty Jr. of Paintsville; three sisters, Tracy Helton of Stanton, Michelle Wheeler of Florida and Shannon VanHoose of Salyersville. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 15, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Duty Cemetery, Meally, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.18 2010

   
SPENCER, Tommie J. (Gilliam)
1937-2010
Tommie Jean Spencer, age 73, went home to be with the Lord November 25, 2010. Born Sept 16, 1937 to the late Malcum Holiday and Virginia Gilliam in Paintsville, KY. She was longtime devoted member of the Hilock Fellowship Baptist Church. Tommie loved cooking and baking for all the family holidays and church events, and the most special holiday of all was Christmas. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Jimmy; daughter, Debra Jean Spencer; brother, Paul (Shirley) Malone; granddaughter, Miranda Galloway; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St. where service will be Monday, 1 p.m. Reverend Eddie Back officiating. Interment Obetz Cemetery. Columbus Ohio November 27, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
TACKETT, Denvil L
1939-2010
FLOYD COUNTY —Denvil Lee Tackett, 71, of Prestonsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 14, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Born May 11, 1939, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Sherman and Virgie Whitaker Tackett. He was a newspaper print press operator. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Stafford Tackett; three brothers, John Tackett Jr., William J. Tackett and Sam Henry Tackett; and four sisters, Annie Rose, Lillie Mae Meade, Martha Laney and Mary Clark. Survivors include two brothers, Edgar Tackett of West Van Lear and Lonnie Tackett of Ohio; and two sisters, Cynthia Miller of East Point and Roxie Wallen of Lackey. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery, East Point, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

    
WALLER, Darrell
1949-2010
Darrell was born September 9th, 1949 in Johnson County, Kentucky, son of the late Cecil and Minnie Crum Waller. He is survived by one son, Curt Waller, of Sitka, Kentucky; one daughter, Patty Waller of Martin County, Kentucky; five brothers, Hubert Waller and Harold Waller both of Stambaugh, Kentucky, Cecil Waller of Michigan, Jack Waller of Paintsville and Bill Waller of Tennessee; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7th, 2010 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery, Fitch Branch, Meally, Kentucky.  Friends may call at Jones-Preston Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6th, 2010 and after 9:00 a.m. until time of service Sunday, November 7th, 2010. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both Honored and Privileged to be Entrusted with all funeral arrangements for Mr. Darrell Waller. Jones-Preston Funeral Home Paintsville, Kentucky Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

     
WHEELER, Charles D.
1929-2010
Charles Dona Wheeler of Ashland, Ky., peacefully left this world surrounded by loved ones early Nov. 11, 2010, at his residence. He was 81. Charlie was born April 24, 1929, in Paintsville, Ky. An adoring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Kathryn Phillips Wheeler of Ashland; sons Dr. Charles Phillip Wheeler Sr. and wife Robin of Pikeville, Ky., Clark Vaughan Wheeler of Charleston, S.C., Dr. Dana Wesley Wheeler and partner James Cooper of Charleston, S.C., and Laurence Edward Wheeler and wife Theresa Marlene of Pikeville, Ky.; daughters Leslie Wheeler Cornett and husband Michael L. of Lexington, Ky., and Leigh Ann Wheeler Mullins and husband Vernon of Flatwoods, Ky.; brothers Jack Wesley Wheeler of Paris, Ky., Anthony Sparks (Barbara) Wheeler of Flatwoods, Ky., and Richard Roscoe (Patricia) Wheeler of Ashland, Ky.; and a sister, Lois Ann Wheeler (George) Early of Ashland, Ky. Charles was “Papa” to his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are Charles Phillip Wheeler Jr., Brandon Boggs Wheeler, Ashley Elizabeth Wheeler, Kevin Cornett and Kyle Cornett, Robbie Clark, Elijah Mullins, Ramsey Mullins and Whitney Kay Cannoy and great- grandchildren are Martin O. Wheeler Lopez and Tristan Lopez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dona W. and Dora Lois Vaughan Wheeler. A successful businessman and land developer of Southern Hills Estates, Charlie was president of Wheeler-Williams Hardware from 1962-2000. Always committed to the service of his country and others, Charlie was very active in the Republican Party and served as an Ashland city commissioner at the age of 28 before being elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives, where he served for eight years. Charlie was a member of the Morehead University Board of Regents for 10 years and was instrumental in finding the location for the Boyd County Emergency Ambulance Service built both on U.S. 60 and Greenup Avenue. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum Chapel by the Rev. Mark Kloha. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. There will be no public visitation. Steen Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Army Wounded Warrior Program, Soldier Family Assistance Center, 2703 Michigan Ave., Fort Campbell, KY..42223.  Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
WHITTEN, Madeline (Lyons)
1927-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Madeline Lyons Whitten, 83, of Trenton, Mich., formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, in South Shore Hospital, Trenton, Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Lydia Meadows Lyons. She was a retired supervisor at Riverside Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Whitten in 1997. Survivors include two sons, Charles Edward "Buddy" Whitten of Paintsville and Lon Calvin Whitten of Prestonsburg; four daughters, Phyllis Tallent of Stockbridge, Ga., Gladys Mannix of Wyandotte, Mich., Mandy Hursey of Gibraltar, Mich., and Kimberly Jeffers of Woodhaven, Mich.; five brothers, Bill Lyons of Nippa, Bob Lyons of Sitka, Georgie Lyons and Paul Thomas Lyons, both of Marion, Ohio, and Clarance Lyons of Staffordsville; two sisters, Betty Dale of Florida and Winnie Lee Hamilton of Thealka; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 13, at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Nov.17 2010

    
WOODS, Billie (Hyden)
1931-2010
Billie Jean Woods, age 79, of Grove City passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010. Billie was born on September 6, 1931 in VanLear, KY; she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lucy Hyden. She is also preceded in death by her step-father, Benjamin Gaylord. Billie is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, James Woods; devoted children, Karen Morris, Deborah (Steven) Goble, Sandra (Marc) Mapel, Jamie (Jim) Sweeney and Michael (Dana) Woods; adored grandchildren, Aimee (Matthew), Bryan (Marcie), Jared, Cody, Scott, Shannon, Abbigail, Brianna and Catherine; great grandson, Noah; and beloved dog, Sadie. Billie was a School Bus Driver for Southwestern City Schools for 33 years before her retirement. She enjoyed crochet-ing, crafts and bowling with her husband, Jim. Billie's true joy was spending time with her family and cooking for her grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2-5 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123; where funeral services will be on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 a.m.; Pastor Barbara Murray officiating. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , 855 Grandview Avenue #250, Columbus, OH 43215. Columbus Ohio November 13 , 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    
WOODS, Ethel (Stambaugh)
1945-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Ethel Faye Stambaugh Woods, 65, of Clay City, died Thursday, Nov. 4, at her residence. Born Feb. 16, 1945, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Alva and Georgia McKenzie Stambaugh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mill Knob Baptist Church, Stanton. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Deloris Ann Hensley. Survivors include her husband, John H. Woods of Clay City; a son, John C. Woods of Clay City; a daughter, Anita Lou Shepherd of Clay City; two brothers, Raymond Stambaugh of Sitka, and Ocenious Stambaugh of Paintsville; six sisters, Norma Jean Penney of Louisiana, Judith Hendrickson of Bowling Green, Bonnie Stambaugh of Sitka, Brenda Jarrell and Carria Jarrell both of Prestonsburg; Debra Boyd of Emma; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 7, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with Johnny Hurt and Anthony Mullahan officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Nov. 2010

   
ZELNIK, Betty
1937-2010
Betty Louise Zelnik, age 73, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2010. She was born in Paintsville, Ky., on February 15, 1937. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Zelnik, son Thomas Zelnik, five sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her sons, Tracy Zelnik and Travis Zelnik; sister, Erma Gallagher; grandchildren, Amanda, Rhonda, and Crystal; great granddaughter, Calissa; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Orr officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Columbus Ohio November 9,2010 Submitted by; Connie Spurlock

   





DECEMBER - 2010


ARMS, Edna (Baldwin)
1930-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Edna Earl Baldwin Arms, 80, of Shelbyville, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 5, in Shelbyville. Born Sept. 5, 1930, at Oil Springs, she was the daughter of the late Joe Frue and Dora Myrtle Lemaster Baldwin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Fish Trap United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Buel Keith Arms, Jr.; a sister, Oakley Reed; and three brothers, Leaborn Baldwin, Hershel Baldwin, and Hasten Baldwin. Survivors include her husband, Buel Keith Arms Sr.; two daughters, Sherry Picklesimer and Edna Renee Oldebeken, both of Shelbyville; two sons, Jerry W. Arms and John M. Arms, both of Wayland, Mich.; three sisters, Pauline Hollon, Jean Richie and Gereline Price; a brother, Dewey Frank Arms; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 10, at Davis Branch United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Frankie Williams, Danny Williams, Sammie Reed, and Ray McCarty officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Family Cemetery, Oil Springs, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

    
BLAIR, Kenneth
1950-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Kenneth Michael Blair, 60, died Thursday, Dec. 2, at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1950, in Johnson County, he was the son of Gloria Mae Ward Blair of Paintsville and the late Kenneth Hayes Blair. He was a retired postal worker. Additional survivors include his wife, Rhonda J. Brown Blair; a son, Klinton Michael Blair of Versailles; a daughter, Vanessa Lorraine Stennis of Gulfport, Miss.; a brother, Jerry Douglas of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Regenna "Jeannie" Sample of Southington, Ohio, Julia Ann Hannah of Hager Hill and Jennifer Lynn Boster of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 4, at Little Paint First Church of God, East Point, with Jeff White, and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

   
CASTLE, Bonnie (Ward)
1946-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Bonnie Sue Castle, 64, of River, died Saturday, Dec. 25, in Ashland Hospice House. Born Oct. 24, 1946, at Whitehouse, she was the daughter of the late Oakley and Eheel Wheeler Ward. She was a secretary at Preston Funeral Home. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Cub" Castle.  Survivors include two sons, Russell Lee Castle of Hager Hill and Robert Michael Castle of Paintsville; two daughters, Tracy Robinson of River and Tina Marie Tackett of Nippa; two brothers, L.C. Ward of River and Jackie Ward of West Van Lear; a sister, Sandy Pack of Meally; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 30, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with David Nickols and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2011

    
COMBS, Harvey
1949-2010
Harvey Bennett Cortez Combs, 61, of Columbus, passed away Saturday evening, December 11, 2010 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, following an extended illness. He was born June 11, 1949 to the late Goldia and Clyde Combs. Harvey was a 1967 graduate of Linden McKinley High School and worked for Jeffrey Mining Machine Company. He attended the Columbus First Free Will Baptist Church on Third Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by two brothers, Wendell (Linda) Combs of Chillicothe, Ohio and Donald (Pam) Combs of Albany, Ohio. Also surviving are two nephews, one niece, one great- niece and great-nephew, several special aunts and uncles, and one life long friend, James "Jimmy" Arthur. Calling hours for family and friends will be at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Third Ave. on Thursday, December 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral will follow immediately after calling hours at 1 p.m. with Rev. James Thacker officiating. A memorial service will be held in Kentucky at a later date. Arrangements by PRESTON FUNERAL HOME, Paintsville, KY. Published Columbus Ohio  December 14, 2010 Submitted by: Connie Spurlock

     
CONLEY, Matilda (Gibbs)
1922-2010
MAGOFFIN COUNTY —Matilda Jane Gibbs Conley, 88, of Salyersville, formerly of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 9, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of late Sheridan and Phoebe Howard Gibbs. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Byron Hughes Conley; five brothers, John Gibbs, James Abraham Gibbs, Mason Gibbs, Commodore Gibbs and Kite Carson Gibbs; and a sister, Anna Gibbs. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 12, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul V. Preston, Ralph Vanhoose, Lowell Fyffe, and Lonnie B. Wright officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.16 2010

    
DHEEL, James E
1945-2010
LAWRENCE COUNTY —James Edward Dheel, 65, of Lowmansville, died Friday, Dec. 10, at his residence. Born Feb. 27, 1945, at Van Lear, he was the son of the late Oscar and Beatrice Hewlett Dheel.  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Spence Dheel; three sons, James Edward Dheel of Ashland, Rodney Lee Dheel of New Hampshire and Gregory Allen Dheel of North Carolina; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Dheel of Paintsville and Juanita Faye Ratliff of Lowmansville; three brothers, Billy Ray Dheel of Rittman, Ohio, Ralph Donald Dheel of Columbus, Ohio, and Paul Joseph Dheel of Louisa; four sisters, Margarett Borders of Pikeville, Katherine Jones of Grove City, Ohio, Ruth Ann Amburgy of Toledo, Ohio, and Bonnie Sue Dheel of Louisa; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Lowmansville First Church of God with Gary Dheel and Douglas Kestner officiating. Burial was in Kentucky Veteran Cemetery, Greenup, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Wednesday Dec.16 2010

    
ENDICOTT, Seldon "Sid"
1922-2010
Seldon (Sid) Endicott, 88, of Thelma, Ky. went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at the Veterans Medical Center in Huntington W. Va. Sid was born Aug. 10, 1922 at Job in Martin County Ky. to Bertha Endicott Haney and John Emery Fannin. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his grandparents who raised him; Thomas J. and Rora Endicott . Also preceding him were uncles who he grew up with, John Endicott, Frank Endicott, Keither Endicott, Virgil Endicott, and Freland Endicott, along with aunts Wilda Endicott Fitch, Laura Endicott Robinson, Oma Endicott Charles, Lucy Endicott Preece, and Nera Endicott Demyan. Also preceding him in death were half-brothers Ralph Fannin, Caleb Haney, Thomas Haney, Wallace Haney, and half-sister Ruby Fannin Charles. Surviving him are half- brothers Jack Fannin of Bean Station, Tenn.; Bob Fannin of Freeburn Ky.; Clyde Fannin, of Majestic, Ky. and Calvin Haney of Lexington, Ky. Also surviving are half-sisters Ruth Bedsaul of Galax Va.; Ernestine Fannin Sanders and Thelma Fannin of Majestic, Ky. Seldon and Maxine Greer Endicott were married on Dec. 23, 1947 in Magoffin County. This past week they would have celebrated 63 years of marriage. To this union they have been blessed with 4 children and their spouses, Brenda and Charles Kennedy of Grand Blanc Mich.; Selene and Robert Blanton of Thelma; Rick and Deb Endicott of Ashland and Terry and Joyce Endicott of Paintsville. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and their spouses, Renae and Jayson Plaxico of Sitka; Robyn and Todd Ward of Riceville; Mason and Joanna Blanton of Paintsville; Darla and Dan Taylor of Flint Mich.; Erica Endicott Cole of Huntington W.Va.; David Endicott of Ashland; Todd Endicott of Missouri; Tiffany Endicott and Chelsa Endicott, both of Paintsville; and 10 great-grandchildren, Emma and Ben Plaxico; Bryce, Ethan and Sarah Ward; Landon Blanton; Xander and Zoey Taylor; Sidney Collier and Lacy Cole. Sid was baptized Oct. 2, 1983 at Little Mud Lick Church of God in Staffordsville, Ky. where he attended for several years. In Oct. 2003 he became a member of East Side Freewill Baptist Church at Thelma where he attended regularly even up until this past Sunday. Sid was a veteran of World War II where he was a Staff Sergeant in Company C 172nd Infantry Regiment. He was inducted into the United States Army on May 26, 1943 as a Rifleman. Decorations and Citations he received were Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 bronze stars; Good Conduct Ribbon; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and the Victory Medal. Anyone close to Sid knew he loved to tell his "war stories" and one he told so often was that he spent 3 Christmases on a ship while in the Army. On Dec. 25, 1943 he ate Christmas dinner on a ship and when he got off he was in New Caledonia. On Dec. 25, 1944 he ate Christmas dinner and then he loaded on a ship that was headed for New Guinea. On Dec. 25, 1945 he again ate Christmas dinner on a ship, however this one was bringing him back home to his family. This Christmas we all know that Sid got on another ship to eat his Christmas dinner but this year he was eating with Jesus. He never failed to let everyone know where he stood with the Lord. One of the last things, he said was that he was" 88 years old and that he was ready to go." And like always when Jesus called Sid's name without any hesitation he said "Lets go." Big Sandy News

    
EVANS, Paul Francis
1927-2011
Services will be held at a later date for Paul Francis Evans, 83, of Lexington, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29. Mr. Evans was born March 28, 1927 in Paintsville, son of the late Oscar and Ruth Evans. He was a U.S. Military veteran, and a travel agency owner in Lexington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pam Evans. Surviving are one son, Gregg (Gina) Evans of Lexington; and one daughter, Lisa (John) Slavens of Maitland, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Care Cremation and Funeral Service of Lexington. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.14 2011

  
FITCH, Kimberly D
1984-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Kimberly Denise Fitch, 26, of Paintsville, died Friday, Dec. 17, at her residence. Born Oct. 22, 1984, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Steve Fitch and Debbie Trimble. She was an office manager. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua Fitch. Additional survivors include three daughters, Destiny Grace Tackett, Madisson Paige Tackett and Alexis Raylnn Tackett; and a sister, Misty Dawn Conley of Meally. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Toby Wheeler and David Keith Castle officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

    
FITZPATRICK, Martha (Thompson)
1923-2010
FLOYD COUNTY — Martha Jane Thompson Fitzpatrick, 87, of Prestonsburg, died Saturday, Dec. 4, at Mountain Manor, Paintsville. Born Jan. 3, 1923, at Hazard, she was the daughter of the late Lace Frank and Emily Taulbee Thompson. She was a retired school teacher in Floyd County. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Davidson Fitzpatrick Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Jane M. Hopson of Louisville; a son, Franklin D. Fitzpatrick of Prestonsburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

    
GEARHEART, Henriett (Ladd)
1921-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Henrietta Ladd Gearheart, 89, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 23, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Sept. 8, 1921, in Scioto County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Henry Anderson and Eta Eugenia Warneke Ladd. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Noah Gearheart, in 1952; three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Myra Lee Summers of Oak Hill, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 28, with Penny Edwards officiating. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, Ohio, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
GRIFFITH, Linda (Goble)
1948-2010
MARTIN COUNTY —Linda Goble Griffith, 62, of Inez, died Sunday, Dec. 19, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Born April 29, 1948, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Docie Goble.  Survivors include two sons, Timothy Griffith of Paintsville and Scotty Griffith of Inez; a daughter, Carla Horn of Inez; three brothers, Harold Ray Goble and Larry Goble, both of Inez, Lloyd Goble of Leonard Town; a sister, Louella Maynard of Debord; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Phillip Kirk and Roger Harless officiating. Burial was in Goble Cemetery, Davella, under direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home, Inez. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

   
GRIM, Carl D.
1943-2010
GREENUP COUNTY —Carl Douglas Grim, 67, of Flatwoods, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Born Jan. 17, 1943, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Milt and Audrey Coyer Grim. He was a painter/decorator at Mckinney Painting and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Janice Witten Conley Grim; two sons, Carl Douglas Grim Jr. of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Kenneth Grim of Saline, Mich.; three step-sons, Paul Lindsey Conley of Nashville, Tenn., Aaron Conley of Louisville and Jermey Conley of Flatwoods; two brothers, Bob Grim of Nippa and Kenny Grim of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Opal Castle of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Geraldine Daniel of Ironton, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday Dec. 27, with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Grim Cemetery, Nippa, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
HITCHCOCK, William
2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —William "Bill Tom" Hitchcock, 50, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 6 at his residence. Born Sept. 9, 1960, in Johnson County, he was the son of Janice Fitch Hitchcock and the late William Hitchcock. He was self-employed in heating/cooling. Additional survivors include his wife, Kim Whitaker Hichcock; a son, William Derrick Hitchcock of Paintsville; a step-son, Zachary Adam Cochram of Paintsville; a daughter, Rachel Danielle Hitchcock of Paintsville; and a brother, David Hitchcock of Flat Gap; three step-brothers, Daniel Hitchcock, Matthew Hitchcock, and Phillip Hitchcock; and two step-sisters, Heather Webb and Carmeleta Jarvis. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 9, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was in Borders-Wallen Cemetery, River, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

     
INMON, Zora (Music)
1925-2010
GREENWICH OHIO: Zora Inmon, 85, of Greenwich, died Friday, December 31, 2010 at her residence. She was born on September 17, 1925 in Van Lear, KY to the late William "McKinley" and Venious (Ratliff) Music. Zora was raised in Glo, KY and moved to Breathitt, KY after she married Andy Inmon. She moved to Greenwich in 1963. She graduated from Wayland High School where she started as a guard on the girls basketball team. She worked at Kent Sporting Goods in New London for 22 years. Zora was a member of the Greenwich First Baptist Church and the Greenwich Crazy Quilters Quilt Club. Zora was an avid South Central sports fan. Survivors include her children, Lola (Larry) Bailey, Judy (Dave) Lillo, Billy (Kathy) Inmon, Cles (Betty) Inmon, Kenny (Sheryl) Inmon and Orville (Jeri) Inmon; 26 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and siblings, William "Bud" Music, Raymond Darrell Music, Gary Music and Ronnie Music. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy in 1989; son, David Inmon; sisters, Billie Jean Deskins, Yvonne Slone and Annis Mae Deskins; brothers, John and Ivan Music; grandson, Zach Inmon; and great granddaughter, Kayla Hunt. Friends may call Monday, January 3, 2011 from 4-9 p.m. at the Greenwich Baptist Church, 96 Townsend St., Greenwich where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Pastor Gary Adkins and S.T. Adkins will officiate and burial will follow in the Edwards Grove Cemetery, Greenwich. Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich is in charge of arrangements and on line condolences may be made at eastmanfuneralhome.com Published in the News Journal on January 3, 2011

  
KIMBLER, Mary (Campbell)
2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Mary Campbell Kimbler, 89, of Sitka, died Wednesday, Dec. 15. Born May 7, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late George and Lorie Church Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Verlin Kimbler.  Survivors include a son, Billy Kimbler of Sitka; a daughter, Jaunita Kimbler of Sitka; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, with Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Kimbler family cemetery, Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

   
LUMPKINS, Paul
1979-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Paul Lumpkins, 31, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, at his residence. Born Nov. 16, 1979, at Lima, Ohio, he was the son of Cheryl Chandler Gray of Thelma and the late Glenn Edward Lumpkins. He was a carpenter and a member of the Lima Missionary Baptist Church. Additional survivors include a son, Gleeneth McCombs of Springfield, Ohio; four daughters, Keely Lumpkins of Water Valley Miss., Teddra McCombs of Springfield, Nevach Williams of Lima and Khloe Lumpkins of Columbus Grove, Ohio; a brother, Steven Lumpkins of Pikeville; and three sisters, Amy Painter and Angie Painter, both of Lima, and Kimberly Lumpkins of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 3, at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, with Jason Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Martin, under direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin. Big Sandy News Jan. 2011

   
LYONS, Lester
1948-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY—Lester Lyons, 62, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, at his residence. Born Nov. 24, 1948, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Walter and Oma Daniels Lyons. He was a general laborer. Survivors include a brother, Orville Lyons of Louisa; and three sisters, Marlene Tackett of Paintsville, Doris Lemaster of Prestonsburg and Stella Cremeans of Newark. No services were held, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
MEADE, Beatrice ((Meddings)
1918-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Beatrice Meade, 91, of Van Lear, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie McCarty Meddings. Survivors include two sons, Charles Thomas Meade of Van Lear and Michael Meade of Apple Valley, Minn.; a daughter, Betty Jenkinson of Paintsville; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, 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 Dec 2010

    
MEEK, Leslie
1931-2010
Leslie Meek 1931-2010 Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie Meek, 79, of Boons Camp, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 26 at his residence. Mr. Meek was born Dec. 15, 1931 in Charleston, W.Va., son of the late Arb and Evelyn Roberts Meek. He was a self-employed brick mason. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Welch Meek of Boons Camp; three sons, Roy Randall Meek of Boons Camp, Lowell Meek of Louisa, and Tony Meek of Ashland; two daughters, Juanita Parks and Rebecca Spriggs, both of Boons Camp; one brother, Buddy Meek of Louisa; one half-brother, Claude Meek of Bluefield, Va.; two sisters, Flora Overstreet of Naples, Fla., and Lennie Gainey of Oden, Ind. The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland and Roy Penix, with burial in the Meek Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Friday Jan.07 2011

   
MOLLETT, Yvonne (Dennison)
1938-2010
Yvonne Dennison Mollett, age 72 of McConnell departed this life on Saturday, December 25th, 2010 at Saint Francis Hospital in Charleston. Born February 25, 1938 in Johnson County, KY she was the daughter of the late James and Maxie Daniels Dennison. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years Lafe Mollett, Jr. and two granddaughters Ivenuia Nicole and AbiGale Grace. Yvonne was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to make a home what it's truly meant to be for her entire family. She is survived by her sons Lafe 'Yogi' (Hazel) Mollett of Chapmanville, Waylen 'Buck'(Paula) Mollett of Holden, and Joseph 'Joe' Mollett of McConnell, Maurice 'Morris' Mollett of Stollings, and Kennith 'Kennibuck' (Traci) Mollett of Louisa, KY, one daughter Max 'Sis' Mollett of McConnell, three brothers Arlo and Leo Dennison an Luster Ramey, eight granddaughters Katlyn, Brooke, Ashley, Ally, Brittanie, Chelsee, Emily, and Lindsey, one grandson Kennith Jay, and a host of nephews, nieces, and extended family members. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will follow in the Dennison Family Cemetery at Boone's Camp, KY. Friends may call from 6:00-9:00 on Wednesday at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, WV. Pallbearers will be her sons, Lafe, Maurice, Waylen, Kennith, and Joseph Mollett, Tom Collier and Timmy Dennison. Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services. Submitted By: Ron Branham

   
MURRAY, Idyllis (Wallen)
1924-2011
Idyllis (Wallen) Murray passed away peacefully on December 21, 2011. Born on November 24, 1924 in River, Johnson County, Kentucky to Miranda (Borders) and George Hansford Wallen, she was the seventh child of ten in her family. Her siblings' names were Roma, Mitchell, Keltz, Roberta, Shelly, Kermit, Easter, Gervin and Phyllis. They grew up on a farm where she described a family who worked together and enjoyed a simple life of country pleasures. Her family members all played different musical instruments, and she had fond memories of them playing and singing to- gether with their parents. During WWII she proudly worked at the Kingsbury Powder Plant in Knox, Indiana, making artillery shells. She also worked for a time at a pants factory.In 1955 she met Arvin Murray who was a Merchant Marine in the Pacific. They were married on September 14, 1945 in  Paintsville , Kentucky, and remained a happy, loving couple for 53 years until his death in 1998. Idyllis and Arvin were the parents of three boys. She was proud to be a homemaker and enjoyed many hobbies such as quilting and gardening, as well as upholstering with Arvin. She described her life with her family as joyous. Idyllis was a member of the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church where she held many dear friendships. She was loved and respected by friends and family and counted herself fortunate to be surrounded by so many cherished ones.Mrs. Murray is survived by sons Richard Allen Murray of Palmetto, Florida, and his wife Vicki; Bradley Vincent Murray of Palmetto, Florida, and his wife Rebecca. She was preceded in death by her husband Arvin and her oldest son Farrell Keith Murray. Her family also includes seven grandchildren: Matthew, Melissa, Tam-era, Sherena, Miranda, Vincent and Adam as well as 10 greatgrandchildren. She had two brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.Calling hours for family will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. Interment will take place on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. in Bonita Springs, Florida at the Bonita Springs Ceme-tery on Imperial Parkway. Bradenton Herald, The (FL)  Date: December 23, 2011 Submitted By: Donnie Hazel

    
MUSIC, Virginia (Castle)
1931-2010
MUSIC Virginia "Ginny" A. Music, age 79, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky on April 17, 1931 to the late Rev. Scott and Bertha Castle. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Rev. James Music, Sr. who passed away in 2008, infant daughter Barbara Kay Music, sons Phillip and David Music and grandson Jason Music. Survivors include her children, James Music, Jr., Jerry Music, Kathy Music, Roger (Paula) Music, and Raymond (Dobie) Music; siblings, Scottie Castle, Marie Rose Ward, and Ruby Snowden; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, December 3, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where the funeral service will be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor James Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, Ohio. Contributions in Ginny's memory may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Place, Suite 100, Gahanna, Ohio 43230.  Columbus  on November 2, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

   
PELPHREY, Kristina
1960-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Kristina Pelphrey, 50, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born Sept. 2, 1960, at Sidney, Ohio, she was the daughter of John Fields and Orlena Burns Leese of Sidney. She was a homemaker. Additional survivors include her husband, Paul L. Pelphrey; a daughter, Lindsay Pelphrey of Paintsville; a brother, John Leese Jr., of Minster, Ohio; a sister, Kathy Leese of Sidney; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 23, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Heater and Jeff White officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
PUCKETT, James H
1921-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —James Howard Puckett, 89, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Dec. 25. Born Dec. 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Cleve and Nora Castle Puckett. He was a member of the Meally Freewill Baptist Church, U.S. Army veteran, and a Walmart door greeter. Survivors include his wife, Betty Kennard Puckett; two sons, James Larry Puckett of Wayland and Donald Wayne Puckett of Mousie; a daughter, Thresia Lynn Webb of Hager Hill, three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 28, with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Stafordsville, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2011

   
RATLIFF, Peggy (Daniels)
1938-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Peggy Sue Daniels Bennett Ratliff, 72, of Nippa, died Friday, Dec. 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born April 15, 1938, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William Daniels and Mae Fraley Daniels Witham. She was a retired retail sales clerk. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Daniels; and three sisters, Deloris Bellamy, Carolyn Cunningham and Brenda Marcum. Survivors include a son, Michael Ratliff of Nippa; four daughters, Risa Teers of Nippa, Denise Hewing of Monticello, Melody Perry of Louisa and Celinda Simmons of Decatur, Ill.; two brothers, John Daniels and Gary Daniels, both of Nippa; two sisters, Judy Stokes of Dayton, Ohio, and Naomi Blair of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Denvil Mollette officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
REED, Thomas
1930-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Thomas Reed, 80, of Paintsville, died Monday, Dec. 6, in Johnson County. Born March 18, 1930, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late George and Sarah Daniel Reed. He was retired from Johnson County Road Department. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Johnson County Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Larry Blair officiating, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

  
SMITH, John
1960-2010
John “Possum” Smith age 50 died Friday Dec. 31., he was born March 1, 1960 to the late Betty Smith. John was a truck driver with the S B E Trucking company and a member of the Light of Christ Church, and he served his country with the National Guard. John is survived by three sisters Stephanie Denise Bowens of Boons Camp, Emma Lee Blevins of Meally, and Carol Lee Collins of Prestonsburg. Visitation will be held on Sunday Jan. 2 at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Monday Jan. 3 at church at 11 A.M. with Terry Lykins officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. PRESTON FUNERAL HOME Paintsville, Ky.

   
WELLS, Teresa (Daniel)
1956-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Teresa Gail Daniel Wells, 54, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, in Paintsville. Born Sept. 9, 1956, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Paul Eugene and Dora May Hamilton Daniel of Paintsville. She was an adult education specialist. Survivors include her husband, George Keith Wells; two sons, George Christopher Wells and Paul Kevin Wells, both of Lexington; a daughter, Laura Ashley Wells of Paintsville; two brothers, Jeffery Paul Daniel of Paintsville and David Scott Daniel of Sitka; and two sisters, Cheryl Daniel Davis of Sitka and Shawn Daniel Gullett of Paintsville. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with John Scarbro officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News

   
WELLS, Velcie (Daniel)
1927-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Velcie Daniel, 83, of Alger, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, in St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Louise Jackson Helton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Daniel Jr. Survivors include six brothers, Burl Helton and K.B. Helton, both of Kenton, Ohio, Charles Edward Helton of Cincinnati, Ohio, Doyle B. Helton of Alger, Frank Helton and Willie Spears, both of Paintsville; and six sisters, Lucy Gray and Garnet Lehner, both of West Mansfield, Ohio, Janet Helton of Indian Lake, Ohio, Joy Martin, and Judy Weller, both of Ada, Ohio, and Joann Rhodes of Alger. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 1, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with James R. Blair officiating. Burial was; in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2011

   
WILEY, Bob
1953-2010
JOHNSON COUNTY —Bob Wiley, 57, of Van Lear, died Sunday, Dec. 26, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville. Born July 12, 1953, at Whitehouse, he was the son of the late Paul and Ella Mae Prater Wiley. He was a driver for Black Diamond Trucking. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Castle Wiley; a son, R.J. Williams of Van Lear; four daughters, Amber Golden and Denice Mollette, both of Paintsville, Bobbie Wiley of Wittensville and Tina Wiley of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Larry Wiley of Martin and Burl Wiley of Staffordsville; three sisters, Phyllis Daniels of West Van Lear, Cathy Yates of Auxier and Judy Vaughn of Columbus, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 29, with Hedgel Golden officiating. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery, Prestonsburg, under direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville. Big Sandy News Jan. 2011

   
WILLIAMS, Kenneth
2010
JOHNSON COUNTY –Kenneth Williams, age 92, of Paintsville, died Saturday, Dec. 4, at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pauline Williams; two brothers, Cecil Williams and Buell Williams; and a sister, Sylvia Conley. He was a World War II Army veteran and an avid hunter. Mr. Williams served as Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk for 30 years prior to retirement, and was a former President of the Kentucky Clerks Association. He was active in politics and was selected as a Kentucky Delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention. He was involved in community service as an original member of the Kentucky Apple Festival of Johnson County. He was a life-long member of Kiwanis, and was the recipient of the Citizen of the Century Award from the Paintsville service clubs. His survivors include two sons and a daughter, Ken and Peggy Williams, Gary Williams, and Paula Williams, along with three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mayo Methodist Church by contacting Paintsville Funeral Home at 606-789-5125. Big Sandy News Dec 2010

       
WITTEN, James IV

JOHNSON COUNTY –James Curtis Witten IV, born on Sept. 19, 1982, in Lexington, died Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Sitka. He was the son of James "Jim" Witten Jr., and the late Deloris Slone Witten. James Curtis was preceded in death by his precious mother, Deloris Slone-Witten; a brother, James C. Witten, III; a sister, Minnie Dee Witten; an aunt, Patricia Himes; his grandfather, James C. Witten; his Papaw, Regnold Slone; and his Mammaw, Ruby Slone. He is survived by his father, Jim; his grandmother, Deloris; a brother, Paul David Witten; four sisters, Jaime Leann Witten, Jennifer Carol May, Julie Elizabeth Williams, and Judy Witten; two brothers-in-law, Vince May and Mike Williams; four nieces, Emily Witten, Paula Witten, Alexandria May, and Andrea Mills; and four nephews, James Arthur Witten, Brandon May, Jared May, and his wife Tiffany, and Michael Williams. He is also survived by six aunts, Barbara Daniel, Marilyn Brown, Dorothy Slone, Mary Lynne Minix, Patty Lail and Sharon Witten; five uncles, Regnald Roger Slone, Roger D. Brown, William Daniel, William D. Witten, and Robert Witten; three great-aunts, Clarice Slone Pelphrey, Jackie Arrowwood, and Imogene VanHoose; three great-uncles, Harry Tom Vanhoose, Pete Witten and Chester "Bub" Witten; as well as many close cousins and friends. James Curtis was a 2000 graduate of Paintsville High School. He was a proud member of the Tiger Football team for four years. James Curtis decided to join the Army in 2005. He served three tours in Iraq and was a well decorated veteran. Anyone who knew James, knew how proud he was of the honors he received while in the military. He received many honors, awards and medals during his service to our country. His family looked forward to the phone calls, and e-mails when James would just want to hear their voice or tell a joke. Many of his family would spend hours on the phone with his mother while watching FOX news with her in making sure her baby boy was okay. The night that James Curtis was spotted in a news clip on Nightline, the news spread fast, all of us so proud to just catch a glimpse of James doing what he was most proud of, fighting for his country. Jim's face would light up when his phone would ring and it was James, he encouraged James to always stay safe and know he loved him. James Curtis loved the outdoors, he enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, fishing, and hunting. There are many stories his family and friends could tell from his childhood to his death. Living with three older sisters, James Curtis loved to play pranks on Jaime, Jenny and Julie. Through laughter and tears, they all endured through the face of adversity and the sickness and loss of their mother. They shared a bond like no other, and James Curtis loved all of his family through the good times and bad. Never leaving a conversation, in person, or on the telephone without telling you he loved you. James Curtis would want you to remember him for the laughter he shared, not for the tears his death has brought to all who knew him. James Curtis Witten IV was laid to rest on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville, with full military honors. Big Sandy News Jan. 2011

    
YORTY, Neva (Webb)
1920-2010
YORDY, Neva Lee age 90 of Hamilton died Sunday, December 26, 2010, at Huntington Court. She was born in Offet, Kentucky on December 25, 1920, the daughter of Roe and Gertrude (Blevins) Webb. Neva worked at Mercy Hospital as a nurse's aid for over twenty years. She loved her flowers, home, children and grandchildren...and believed that there was more to being a mother than just bearing them. For several years she and Mr. Yordy had a receiving home for neglected and troubled adolescents. Over time they temporarily took in over eighty children and kept them until a suitable home could be found. Many of these children kept coming back over time to see "Mom" and "Pop". Survivors include three children, Judy McDulin, Tony Ratliff, and Carol Leibrock; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vernon C. Ratliff and Louis Yordy; a son, Othow Chuck Ratliff; a daughter, Pansey Love; a grandson, Steven Love. She will be missed by anyone who ever knew her or ever saw her wonderful smile. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Huntington Court for their excellent care for many years. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Zettler Funeral home is serving the family.  Middletown Ohio December 30, 2010 Submitted By: Connie Spurlock

    

  




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