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Ratliff, Creed Ervin -63, of Elkhorn City, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was born in Pike County, Dec. 19, 1941, a son of the late Bergeon and Lula Adams Ratliff. He was a coal truck operator and miner. He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Ratliff; and two sisters, Joyce Coleman and Lois Wright. He is survived by his loving companion, Debbie Rasnick of Shelbiana; one son, Greg Ratliff of Lexington; seven daughters, Louella Martin, Wendy Ratliff, of Knoxville, Tenn., Michelle Ratliff of Prestonsburg, Amanda Bartley of Elkhorn City, Vanessa Ratliff Brown of Pikeville, Christy Belcher of Marrowbone, Melissa Bartley of Kimper; four brothers, Steve Ratliff and Cleve Ratliff, both of Trenton, Tenn., Danny Earl Ratliff of Powells Creek, Ray Allen Ratliff of Fishtrap; three sisters, Lillie Mae Damron of Elkhorn City, Wilma DeLisle and Virginia Gail Keene, both of Trenton; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Gibson and Poor Bottom Freewill Baptist Church ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Wilson Cemetery, Draffin. Arrangements were under direction of Bailey Funeral Home.


Source: Appalachian Express
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Ratliff, Ethel Lou Roberson Carpenter Metzcar - was born December 27, 1920, to Edward (Ed) and Surena Vest Roberson, in the area now known as Kellacy, Morgan County, Kentucky. She departed this life on Sunday, August7, 2005, at 10:45 p.m., at Garden Manor Nursing Facility, in Middletown, Ohio. She was 84.Ethel was raised by her grand-mother, Alwilda Josephine Peyton Vest Mays, assisted by her aunt and uncle, Ninnie Melda Mays Smith and John Andy Smith. She was married to Ollie Wycklis (Wyck) Carpenter; and later married to Bernell Lincoln (Mick) Metzcar. To this union were born two daughters, Conna. Lee Henderson and Barbara Jo (Keg) Swope. A later marriage to Willard Ratliff produced a son, David Willard Ratliff. Ethel was a beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, and was affectionately known by everyone as "Mamaw". She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. .Her husband, Willard Ratliff, preceded her in death in 1988.In addition to her two daughters and one son, she is survived by a son-in-law, Ken Henderson; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Ratliff; eight grandchildren, Robert, Steve and Pastor Ken Henderson, Frank and Kris Woolum, Joshua and Rebecca Ratliff, and Zachary Carver; 12great grandchildren, Brandon, Jonathon, and Robbie Henderson, Zachary and Emily Henderson; Izabella Grace Henderson, Daniel, Brenna, and Kyle Woolum, and Joe and Barbara Taylor, and Keegan Carver; one great-great granddaughter, Grace Henderson. Funeral services were conducted at noon Thursday, August11, at Breitenback-McCoy.-Leffler Funeral Home, in Middletown, Ohio, with help of , grandson, Rev. Kenneth Andrew Henderson, officiating. Burial followed at North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio, under the direction of Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.


Source: Licking Valley Courier-West Liberty, KY
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Ratliff, Lillian Lucille (May) -passed away Saturday, August 6, 2005, at the Pikeville Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1920, daughter of the late Jeff and Myrtle (Litteral) May. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude Canada, and second husband, Rush Ratliff; a brother, Billy May, and one son, Odelle Ratliff. She was a member of the Miller's Creek Church of Christ. Survivors include her sons: Donnie (Wanda) Canada of Kimper, Rush Randall (Sharon) Ratliff of Kimper; daughters: Doris (Grayson) Layne of Frenchburg, Avonell (Buster) Coleman of Kimper, and Phyllis Ratliff of Kimper; five grandchildren: Grayson (Stephanie) Layne Jr., Dale Lyn Layne, Chris (Suzanne) Canada, Teresa Chevalier, and Bryan Ratliff; three great-grandchildren: Matthew and Nicholas Chevalier, and Isabelle Layne; a sister, Annalee (Alonzo) Layne of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; three step-children: Weultha (Richard) Ter Doest of Hudson, Michigan, Tracy (Roxie) Ratliff of Toledo, Ohio, and Audrey (Glen) Stevens of Kimper; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Justice Funeral Home Chapel, Pikeville, with Dean Lyons and Jim Abshire, Church of Christ ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, under the direction of Justice Funeral Home. Visitation is at the funeral home

Source: Floyd County Times August 12, 2005
Submitted by : Sharon Cox



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


Source: Paintsville Herald Aug 12, 2005
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Ratliff, Ova ‘Bub’ -1945-2005-Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, at Vernon Funeral Home in Urbana, Ohio, for Ova “Bub” Ratliff, 60, of Urbana, Ohio, who passed away Saturday, July 30 at his residence. Mr. Ratliff was born March 11, 1945 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Topsy and Leona Ratliff. He was a retired silo worker. Surviving are two sons, Mark and Matt Ratliff, both of Urbana, Ohio; one brother, Jay Ratliff of Indiana; two half-brothers, Hollie Ratliff of Red Bush, Ky., and Lawrence Ratliff of Tutor Key, Ky.; three sisters, Dicie Vanhoose of Denver, Ky., Ella Ratliff of Leander, Ky., and Hattie Thacker of Urbana, Ohio; three half-sisters, Mary Pennington of Williamsport, Ky., and Ollie Southern and Martha Kidd, both of Denver, Ky.; and four grandchildren. Burial was in the Oak Dale Cemetery. Courtesy of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Ratliff, Vickie Lee Wallen -1927-2005Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 21, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Vickie Lee Wallen Ratliff, 78, of River, Ky., who passed away Sunday, September 18 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Ky. Mrs. Ratliff was born June 25, 1927 in Lawrence Co., Ky., daughter of the late Lidge and Rosie Starr Wallen. She is also grandsons, Douglas and Ryan Casey Ratliff. She was a homemaker. Surviving are one son, J. L. Ratliff of Thelma, Ky.; one brother, James Wallen of Hillsboro, Ohio; and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service was officiated by Jim McKenzie and Robert Blanton, with burial following in the Ratliff Family Cemetery at River, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



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


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



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


Source: The Paintsville Herald- Aug 5, 2005
Submitted by: Sharon Cox

 



Reynolds, Homer -82, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Allen, died Sunday, August 7, 2005, in Lexington. Born June 19, 1923, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Jeff and Matilda Hamilton Reynolds. He was a retired Ironworker, a member of Ironworkers Local 769, Ashland, a member of the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific during WW II, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Johnson Reynolds. Other survivors include one son, Dr. Roy D. Reynolds, and his wife Judy, of Franklin; two daughters: Gwendolyn R. Webb of Lexington, and Barbara Sue Reynolds of Pikeville; four sisters: Maudie Meade of Dayton, Ohio, Joan Reynolds of Canton, Ohio, Ruby Akers of Dayton, Ohio, and Madge Spurgeon of Paintsville; and three grandchildren: Alan Reynolds of Bowling Green, Tasha Harilson of Nicholasville, and Monica Webb of Lexington. He was preceded in death by seven brothers, and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10, at 1 p.m., in the Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel, in Ashland, with Rev. Paul Padget officiating.


Source: Floyd County Times
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Rice, June (Meade) 1904-1996 Retired teacher June Meade Rice, 91, died February 22, 1996, at her Staffordsville residence. Mrs. Rice was born June 1, 1904, in Johnson county the daughter of the late Fred and Lula Butler Meade. she was a member of the First Church of God of Lowmansville. Surviving are her husband, Crate Rice; three sons, Harold b. and Eugene c. Rice, both of Paintsville, and Rev. Lowell C. Rice of Owingsville; two daughters, Alice J. Wilcox of Greenville, Tennessee, and Janet England of Centerville, Ohio; two sisters, Dottie Bailey of Paintsville and Betty Burchett of Staffordsville; and 15 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 25, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Willard Wilcox and Lowell C. Rice officiating. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville. Her grandsons served as pall bearers.


Source: Paintsville Herald 1996
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Richmond, Samuel -1933-2005-Funeral services were held Monday, September 5, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, Ky., for Samuel Richmond, 71, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Thursday, September 1 at his residence. Mr. Richmond was born November 13, 1933 in Paintsville, Ky., son of the late Bill and Myrtle Spears Richmond. He was an electrician. Surviving are his wife, Judy Cline Richmond of Van Lear, Ky.; two daughters, Priscilla and Selicia Richmond, both of Van Lear, Ky.; and one sister, Georgia Hall of Brunswick, Ohio. The service was officiated by Harold Auxier and Paul Wayne Browning, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.
Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Riggsby, Violet Scott -77, of West Liberty, died Monday, Sept.1, 2005, at Wolfe County Healthcare Center, in Campton. Born March 11, 1928, in Morgan County, Violet was the daughter, of the late Clifton Engle and Cella Lewis Engle. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Free Worship, in West Liberty. In addition to her parents, Violent was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Riggsby. Survivors include one son, Stanley Riggsby and wife, Lesley, of West Liberty; three granddaughters, Amy Thornsbury and husband, Abraham, Sarah Patrick and husband, Scott, and Misty Hicks and husband, Vernon Jr.; one great-grandson, Dawson James Scott Patrick and one great-grand-daughter, Emily Grace Hicks.Services were conducted 2:30 .p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Herald& Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, in West Liberty, with Rev. Eugene Haney and Elder Bennie Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Riggsby Family Cemetery, in West Liberty, with Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Scott Patrick, Abe Thornsbury, Vernon Hicks Jr., Drexel} Lewis, ,Ronnie McGuire and Tood Keeton.


Source: Licking Valley Courier 2005
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Robbins, Jane - 82 of Fairborn, OH, formerly of West Liberty. She departed this life Wed, May 5, 1982 at Xenia OH. She was born Oct 8, 1899 in Morgan Co and was the daughter of the late Henry and Julia Cantrell Smith Preceding her indeath was her husband, Ora Robbins in Sept of 1975, 1 daughter, Nancy Robbins and 2 sons, William Robbins and Lowell Robbins. Surviving are 2 daughters, Monnie Doolin, Wanda Cantrell, 3 sons, Winford Robbins, Clyde Robbins and Justin Robbins, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Also surviving is 1 sister, Bessie Jenkins.


Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox

 



Ross, Agnes (Daniels) 1911-1996 Agnes Daniels Ross, 85, died April 2, 1996, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ross was born February 15, 1911, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Orlando and Ollie Wheeler Daniels. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy R. Ross. She is survived by two sons, Jackie Ross and Don Ross both of Paintsville; tow daughters, Peggy Castle of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Ruth Ann Brickley of Knoxville, Tennessee; Two brothers, Herschel Daniels of Paintsville and Bill Daniels of Flatwoods; four sisters, Ruby Moss of Lucasville, Ohio, Hazel Franklin and Elizabeth Mollette both of Paintsville and Freda Conley of Danville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4, 1996 at Paintsville United Baptist Church with Mike Castle officiating. Burial was at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox



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


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Runyon, Johnny -52 of Varney, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at his home. He was born Nov. 30, 1953, a son of the late Amos and Tilda Ward Runyon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 at Piso Freewill Baptist Church with Bill Maynard and others officiating.


Source: Appalachian Express
Submitted by Sharon Cox

 


 

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Salyer, Lorraine (Osborne) 1922 1996 Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Lorraine "Tubby" Salyer, 74, who died Friday, February 23, 1996, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Salyer was born December 29,1922, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Cain and Vannie Estep Osborne. She was a retired cook from the Starfire Motel and Restaurant and a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Homer Salyer, in 1977. Surviving are three sisters, Nancy Caudill of Sitka, Louise Verville of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Cova Francis of Bellefontaine, Ohio; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 26, at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery at Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Schreifels, Lois P. -63, of Garden Village, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born in Pikeville, Jan. 12, 1942, a daughter of the late Gilford and Virgie Nichols. She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Les Schreifels. She is survived by one son, Paul Chaney of Whitesburg; one daughter, Jo Ann Justice of Shelbiana; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Lucas & Hall Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Hisle and Morgan Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in the R. H. Ratliff Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Lucas & Hall Funeral Home of Pikeville.


Source: Appalachian Express
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Sewell, Glecian -73, Lexington, died Thurs. Sept. 15, 2005 at the University of Kentucky, Medical Center following a long illness with Mysthenia Gravis and also after suffering a tragic fall at his home. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine "Gerry" Childers Sewell, and one son, Ricky Neil Sewell, Lexington. He was a member and former chairman of the board at the Campton First Church of God, was retired from I.B.M. and was a farmer. He was born Jan. 17, 1932 at Hollonsville, KY, in Wolfe County, and was the son of the late Price Sewell and Elsie Hollon Sewell. He is also survived by one brother-in-law, Eugene and his wife, Margarit Childers, Winchester, KY, one sister-in-law, Justine and husband, Ray Harris, Campton, KY, and several nieces and nephews, including Barry and his wife, Joan Harris and their son, Barry Ray and his wife, Jona, Campton, and Brenton Harris and daughter, Cadence Harris and children, Wendy (Steve) Oliver and their son, Hunter, Campton, Jeremy Harris, Campton, and Joshua, Korea, Sherry and Megon Childers, Georgetown, KY, and Tom Harris, Campton, KY. He is also survived by special friends and neighbors for 38 years, Robert and Anna Varble, Lexington, and was privileged to be an acting grandfather to their children and grandchildren, Robin Varble, Louisville, KY, and his daughter, Morgan, Lexington, Darrren and wife, Jennifer Varble and daughter, McKenzie, Lexington, and Denise and husband Greg Yates and their children, Grissom and Ainsley, Winchester, KY, and a host of other friends and relatives to mourn his passing. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Mon. Sept. 19, at the Porter and Son Funeral Directors with Bro. Doyle Thomas and Bro. David Neace officiating. Burial will be in the Evans Crossing Cemetery at Campton. Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Sat., after 2 pm Sun. and after 9 am Mon.


Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 9/17/2005.
Submitted by Sharon Cox




Sizemore, Emma -66, of Blue River, died Friday, August 5, 2005, at her residence. Born March 22, 1939, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Eva Moore Gayheart. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alger Sizemore. Survivors include seven sons: Danny (Judy) Sizemore, James (Mary) Sizemore, Mickey Sizemore, Barry Sizemore, Darren (Ernestine) Sizemore, and Jerry (Denise) Sizemore, all of McDowell, and Chris (Patsy) Sizemore of Blue River; two daughters: Benika (Terry) Paige of Fleming County, and Alfreda (Louie) Moore of McDowell; three brothers: Bill Gayheart, Ted Gayheart, and Clyde Gayheart, all of Ohio; two sisters: Elsie Slone of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Effie Hall of McDowell; 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Forrest Ledale Howell, and two great-grandchildren: Caleb Duncan and Forrest Duncan Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 8, at 11 a.m., at the Little Rosa Regular Baptist Church, in East McDowell, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial was in the Greenberry Hall Cemetery at Frasures Creek,
in McDowell, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Visitation was at the church.


Source: Floyd County Times
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Skaggs, Margaret Jane -79, of Martha died Sat, Aug. 28, in Paintsville Hospital. She was born Apr 16, 1903, in Morgan Co, a daughter of the late Morgan and Frona Smith Wright. Her husband, Arnold T Skaggs, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Esta Vanover, and Magdelene Tackett; 3 sons, James Luther Skaggs, Morgan Skaggs, and Ora Franklin Skaggs; 1 sister, Deckie Cantrell; 2 brothers, Cove Wright and Shanklin Wright, 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Slone, George 1908-1996 Retired construction worker and farmer George Slone, 87, died Saturday, February 10, 1996 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Slone was born November 26, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of the late Everett and Fanny Johnson Slone. He was a member of Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Sylvia
Slone; one son, Graden Slone of Sitka; two daughters, Pamela O'Bryan and Charlotte Reynolds, both of Sitka; one brother, Wilburn Lorene Slone of Fr. Myers, Florida; one sister, Laura Imogene Brown of Davin, West Virginia; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13, 1996 at Sitka Freewill Baptist Church, with Jim McKenzie and Denvil Mollette officiating. Burial was in Slone Cemetery.


Source: Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 14, 1996
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Smith, Rev. Charles Benjamin - was born Feb 9, 1915 in Morgan Co, KY. The son of the late Rev. Winston Vermont Smith and Jannie Dexter Smith. He departed this life on Aug 6, 1978 in West Liberty at the age of 63 yrs, 5 mo and 27 days. He was united in marriage to Menthola Justice on Mar 14, 1937. To this union 5 children were born. 1 son, Jamie, preceded him in death. Surviving is 1 daughter, Arlene Frances Smith, 3 sons, Charles B Smith Jr, William J and Benjamin Smith, 7 grandchildren. Also surviving is 2 sisters, Mrs. Ronnie K Ferguson, and Sophrona D Crisp and 1 brother, Rurie O Smith

Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Smith, Elijah Milton -In memory of Elder Elijah Milton Smith, born Aug 13, 1918, he was the son of Thomas Smith and Liddie Williams Smith. He was united in marriage to Goldie Berker, Jan 15, 1938. To this union was born 11 children, Mildred Trimble, Ira Smith, Annalia Holbrook, Curtis Smith, Billy Smith, Patty Hollon, Bobby Smith, Sammy Smith, Debbie Barbie, Valerie Smith at home, David Smith deceased, and 26 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He has one brother, Jesse Smith, and 3 sisters, Amanda Roseberry, Lucy Pelfrey, Mattie Keeton. He is survived by his wife, children, brother and sisters and grandchildren.


Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Smith, Henderson was born Nov 16, 1889 and died Feb 16, 1978. He had 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls - Lucy Cantrell, Ruth Smith, William Arlan Smith and James Warner Smith. Both sons deceased, a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a resident of Smith Creek, KY


Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Smith, Malcolm Jennings -In memory of Malcolm Jennings Smith, born Apr 12, 1902. He was the oldest son of William Walker Smith and Mahalia Hill Smith. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Skaggs (deceased) Oct 5, 1921: to this union were born 2 children, Thelma Smith Adams and Kenneth Smith. He married Ella F Lemasters Oct 2 1928 (deceased) to this union were born 7 children. 5 preceded him in death. He is survived by his 4 children, Thelma Smith Adams, Kenneth Smith, Sarah Smith Robbins, and Wendell Smith, also 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, 1 brother Auty Smith, 2 sisters, Exie Smith and Mexie Cottle.


Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Smith, Powell -was born Mar 26, 1892, the son of Haden and Ruthie Rowland Smith. He was united in marriage to Nickeytie Dawson, Jan 19, 1908 and to this union was born 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. 3 having preceded him in death, he is survived by his widow, Nickeytie and 2 boys and 3 daughters, Daranto Smith, Junior Smith, Mrs. Billie Pendleton, Mrs. David Holbrook, Mrs. Oval Montgomery and 1 brother, Henderson Smith, also 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.


Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Smith, Rosie Mae Harlow -73, of Ezel, died Wednesday, Aug.31,2005, at her residence. Born on June 4, 1932, Rosie was the daughter of the late Wesley Harlow and Lois J. Easterling Harlow. She was a retired cook at East Valley Elementary School, and ,was a member of Pine Grove Community Church, in Ezel. In addition to her parents, Rosie was preceded in death by. one grandson, Blake Cooley, one sister, Juanita Harlow and one brother, Donald Roberts. Survivors include her husband, Amos Smith, of Ezel; four daughters, Barbara Seab and husband, Howard, of Roxie, Miss., Teresa Ferguson and husband, Ray, of West Liberty, Laura Phipps and husband, Rick, of Hobbs, N.M., and Nadine Lear and husband, Carlton, Lexington ; four sons, Bob Smith and wife, Brenda, of Wellington, Ralph Smith and wife, Linda, of Ezel, Paul Smith and wife, Susan, of Paris, and Rufus Smith and wife, Lynne, of La Grange; one brother, Lawrence Harlow, of Ezel; 32 grandchildren and 27great-grandchildren.Services were conducted 2: 30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel, in West Liberty, with Bro. Garrie Stamper officiating. Burial followed at Ezel Cemetery, in Ezel, with Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Chris Smith, Bobby Ferguson, Paul Ferguson, Matthew Smith, Billy Ferguson, Lincoln Havens and McGarett Smith. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rosie's Cancer Fund, c/o Garrie Stamper, 2442 Hwy. 772, Ezel, KY 41425.
Source: Licking Valley Courier 2005
Submitted by Sharon Cox

 



Sparks, Nancy Ellen Gibson - was born in Elliott Co, March 30, 1885, was the daughter of David and Sallie Gibson and departed this life Oct 9, 1967 at the age of 82 yrs, 7 mo and 10 days. She was united in marriage to Jason Sparks, who passed away in 1954. To this union was born 7 children, 3 sons preceded her in death. Her baby boy (Earl Sparks) was killed in service. Surviving are 2 sons Arnold Sparks of West Portsmouth OH, Denver Sparks of Baltimore, MD; 2 daughters (twins) Mrs. Esther Burgess (widow) of Portsmouth, OH, Hester Major of South Portsmouth, KY; 2 sisters Cora Ferguson of West Liberty Ky and Pearl Rice of Glendale AZ

Source: Primitive Baptists Records
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Spears, Carol Ann Queen -1946-2005-Funeral services were held Sunday, August 28, 3 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Carol Ann Queen Spears, 59, of Paintsville, Ky., who passed away Thursday, August 25 at her residence. Mrs. Spears was born January 11, 1946 in Logan W.Va., daughter of the late Lacy and Flora Castle Queen. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Nikki Spears and Kellie Bryant, both of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Betty Stephens of Wisconsin and Nancy Gillum of Hearts, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The service was officiated by Wendell Ison, with burial in the Richmond Cemetery on Rt. 40 at Paintsville, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 



Spencer, Preston A. -Jackson-60, died Monday, August 29, 2005, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Barbara McKinney Spencer; two sons-Wallace Gene Spencer and Randy (& Kathy) Spencer; one brother, Ollie and Glenda Spencer; four sisters-Della Creech, Karen (& Jeff) Taulbee, Bobbie (& Wayne) Bryant, and Helen Parker; 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewell and Georgia McIntosh Spencer and two brothers, Harold and David Spencer. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 1, 2005. Burial in the Spencer Family Cemetery in Town Hill Rd, KY, with Watts Funeral Home of Jackson, KY, in charge of arrangements.


Source: Breathitt County News
Submitted by Sharon Cox



Spradlin, Juanita Blair -1936-2005-Funeral services were held Sunday, August 14, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Juanita Blair Spradlin, 69, of Leander, Ky., who passed away Thursday, August 11 at her residence. Mrs. Spradlin was born February 21, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of the late Virgil and Bessie Blair. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Weldon Blair, and two grandsons, Zachary Nathaniel and Bradley Isaiah Spradlin. Surviving are her husband, James Denny Spradlin of Leander, Ky.; two sons, Kenneth Edward Spradlin of Leander, Ky., and Tracy Lynn Spradlin of Staffordsville, Ky.; one daughter, Jeneva Spradlin Blair of Leander, Ky.; one brother, Willard Blair of Staffordsville, Ky.; and five grandchildren. The service was officiated by Elders Gene May, Kenny Preece and Claude Mollett, with burial in the Blair Family Cemetery on Asa Creek at Leander, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.


Source: Paintsville Herald
Submitted by Sharon Cox
 




Spradlin, Mary Jane (Selvage) 1881-1996 Mary Jane Spradlin, age 84 years, 5 months, 22 days, passed away at a local hospital at 11:15 P.M., Saturday, February 26, 1996. Mrs. Spradlin was born September 4, 1881 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage. She lived at Barnett's Creek, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was the wife of the late James Winfield Spradlin who preceded her in death January 7, 1966. She is survived by three sons, Crate Spradlin, Springfield, Ohio; Thurman Spradlin, Orient, Ohio; Vern Spradlin, Donaldsville, Ohio. Five daughters also survive, Mrs. Fannie Williams, Mt. Sterling, Ohio ; Mrs. Dessie Horn, Staffordsville, Ky.; Mrs. Dorothy Adams, Salyersville, Ky.; Mrs. Daisy Sheild, Lexington, Indiana; Mrs. Josephine Horn, Barnetts Creek, Ky. She is also survived by one sister and four brothers, Mrs. Malta Ratliff, Denver, Ky.; Jesse Selvage, Ohio; Add Selvage, W. Van Lear, Ky.; Cal Selvage, Van Lear, Ky.; Clate Selvage, Denver, Ky. Half sisters surviving are, Mrs. Stella Lloyd, Ohio; Mrs. Gracie Mishon, Ohio; Mrs.Zora Ward, Staffordsville, Ky.; Mrs. Myrtle Fairchild, Paintsville, Ky.; Mrs. Tavia Ealey, Paintsville, Ky. There are also 4 half brothers: Wade Selvage - Ashland, Ky., Ford Selvage - West Virginia, Dewey Selvage - Staffordsville, Ky., Kelly Selvage - Ohio, Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Mrs.
Spradlin accepted Christ through person witness in 1965.


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


Source: Paintsville Herald
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Stapleton, Herman 1919-1996 Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Herman Stapleton, 76, who died February 21 1996 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stapleton was born August 10, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of the late Harry and Bertha Stapleton. He was a miner and member of the Pentecostal Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dixon Stapleton, in December 1984. Surviving are one son, Joe Stapleton of Sitka; five daughters, Ann Crum of Boons Camp,, Maxine Stepp and Elsie Tackett, both of, Paintsville, Hermalee Cisco of
Staffordsville and Ida M. Fariman of Marion, Ohio; one sister, Betty Jones of Staffordsville; and 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel; with Rev. Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial in Stapleton cemetery at Volga


Source: Paintsville Herald
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Stapleton, Virgil Edgar -1913-2005-Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 13, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Virgil Edgar Stapleton, 92, of Van Lear, Ky., who passed away Saturday, September 10 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Mr. Stapleton was born April 24, 1913 in Johnson County, Ky., son of the late Grover Cleveland Stapleton and Arminta Johnson. He was a WW II veteran and a member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge #885 F & AM. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Christina Wetzel Stapleton. Surviving are one daughter, Janice Kaye Stapleton of Van Lear, Ky.; and one brother, Dick Stapleton of Dayton, Ohio. The service was officiated by Donnie Patrick, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Ky. Military services were held by the Chapter 18 DAV of Auxier, Ky. Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville, Ky.


Source: Paintsville Herald
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Story, Larry Pershing, - 1945-2005 MOREHEAD - Larry Pershing Story, 59, of Hillsboro, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2005, at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was born December 18, 1945, in Maysville, KY, and was the son of the late Pershing Crain Story and Dorothy Vice Story Denton.

 Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Jean Denton. Mr. Story is survived by one daughter, Jill (Blake) Price of Flemingsburg, KY; two sons, Brian (Patricia) Story of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Jacob Story of Alexandria, KY; three grandchildren, Luke Story, John Story and Caroline Price; and a sister, Sandra (Norman) Harn of Hillsboro, KY

Mr. Story was a Farmer's Deposit Bank employee in Flemingsburg, KY, from 1972-1991. He began as assistant cashier and moved through the ranks to become senior loan officer and executive vice president. He was a member of the Kentucky Bankers Association and served in various statewide offices and committees, including being the President of Kentucky Bankers Association Group 8. Mr. Story was a graduate of Fleming County High School, Morehead State University, University of Kentucky School of Banking, and Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking of the South. He was also a lifelong farmer. Mr. Story was a past president and director of the Fleming County Chamber of Commerce, a Kentucky Colonel and Honorary Secretary of State. Mr. Story served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1972. He was nominated and selected for assignment to the selectively manned 1st Helicopter Squadron that transported high-ranking military and civilian government personnel. He was selected twice airman of the month and once airman of the quarter. He also received the Air Force Commendation Medal .

Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at Hutton Funeral Home with Brother Jim Hamm officiating; burial will be in the Hillsboro Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Flemingsburg American Legion Post No. 5 and Flemingsburg VFW Post No. 1834. Serving as pallbearers are Jeff Vice, Mark Crain, Ronnie Bramel, Bruce Gillum, Johnny Gillum, and Eddie Prater. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Monday at Hutton Funeral Home, Hillsboro, KY.


 

John L. Scaggs, 97, Dies, Rites on Friday. John L. Scaggs, 97, of 311 Grove St., Fairborn, died at 10:22 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1982 in Christel Manor Nursing Home where he had been a resident for two weeks. An area resident for 25 years, he was born November 12, 1884 in Morgan County, Kentucky, the son of Jerry M. and Rhoda Adkins Skaggs. He retired from farming in 1958.Survivors include his daughters, Rhoda Stephens of Fairborn, Rosie Elliott of Orleans, Indiana, and Genoa Murphy of Weston, Ohio; a stepson, Ruby Smith of Portsmouth, Ohio; a step-daughter, Goldie Eldridge of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; 24 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. he was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie, in 1958. He was also preceded in death by a son, a daughter, a brother and five sisters. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Burcham Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the International Faith Church, formerly the Southern Church of God, 20 South Drive, with the Rev. Vinson Turner officiating. The body will lie in state two hours before the service on Friday. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.


Source: Posted in the Fairborn Daily Herald on Tuesday, June 29, 1982
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Sturgill, Daniel Brett -32, of Virgie, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Pikeville Medical Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1972, a son of Danny Sturgill and the late Paula Gwynn Tackett Sturgill. He worked as an investment counselor at Calton and Associates. He is survived by his step mother, Lorene Sturgill of Long Fork; two daughters, Megan Sturgill of Virgie, and Hailey Sturgill of Clay City; one brother, Cody Sturgill of Long Fork; one sister, Annetta Robinson of Pikeville; his maternal grandmother, Julia Tackett of Long Fork; his paternal grandmother Cleatha Sturgill of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Hall and Jones Funeral Home with Church of Christ ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Frank Tackett Cemetery at Long Fork. Arrangements are under direction of Hall and Jones Funeral Home of Virgie.


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


Source: Paintsville Herald
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