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9-26-2014 Obituaries
Lonnie Joe Preston
1960-2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 20, 11 a.m., at the Hurricane United Baptist Church for Lonnie Joe Preston, 54, of Boonscamp, who passesd away Sept. 18 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Mr. Preston was born June 20, 1960 in Paintsville, son of the late Earl and Edna Mae Butcher Preston.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Carolyn Daniels Preston, of Boons Camp; three daughters; Melissa (Tracy) Johnson of Boons Camp; Linda Mae Preston of Flat Gap; and Tina (Steven) Taylor of Printer; one sister Rhonda Preston of Tomahawk; and five grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Phillip Caudill, Claude Mollette, and David Baldwin, with burial in the Earl Preston Cemetary at Boonscamp
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Nancye Louise Daniel Blair Moore
1941-2014

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m. at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist at Staffordsville, for Nancye Louise Daniel Blair Moore, 73, of Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 30, 1941 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Dennis Charles “Hoodley” Daniel and Irene Burton Daniel Auxier. She was a retired Johnson County educator. She was also preceded in death by four siblings, Kathlene Daniel, Oralene Daniel Primm, Paul Burgess “Buddy” Daniel and Mary Sue Daniel Butcher.
Surviving are her husband, Ray Moore of Surprise; one son, James Dennis Blair of Morehead; one daughter, Danielle (Jeromy) Shankle of Surprise; and three step children, Carl (Jenie) Moore, Judy (Jason) Clark and Cindy (Lee) Hearterich; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation at the church will begin at 11 a.m.
Courtesy of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


9-24-2014 Obituaries
Willie N. Wright
1939-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Willie N. Wright, 75, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 18 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Wright was born July 28, 1939 in Johnson County, son of the late Napplin and Myrtle Smith Wright. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one infant son, Johnny Wright; and one brother, Bobby Wright.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Daniel Wright of Paintsville; six sons, Greg (Susie) Wright of River, Jeff (Tamra) Wright of Hager Hill, Jimmy (Robin) Wright of Paintsville, James (Gloria) Wright of Thealka, Michael (Tammy) Wright of Concord, and David Wright of Staffordsville; two daughters, Debbie (Warren) Moore of Newberry, S. C., and Sandra Wright of Paintsville; one brother, Todd Wright of Florida; three sisters, Shirley Carr and Bonnie Cropp, both of Silver City, N.C., and Gale Wright of North Carolina; and seven grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs and Gene Castle, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Kenneth Lewis
1940-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Kenneth Lewis, 74, of Van Lear, who passed away Friday, Sept. 19 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, W. Va.
Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 25, 1940 in Floyd County, son of the late Elder and Eula Vene Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lila Lewis; one son, Michael Joe Lewis; one brother, Raymond Lewis; and three sisters, Elsie Smith, Virginia Lewis, and Patsy Lewis.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Ray Lewis and Edward Lewis, both of Van Lear, and Kelvin Lewis of Pikeville; one brother, James Douglas Lewis of Banner, one sister, Freda Smith of Banner; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Jack Hunt and Mark Hunt, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ella Louise Horne Blair
1922-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ella Louise Horne Blair, 91, of Staffordsville, who passed away Friday, Sept. 19 at her residence.
Mrs. Blair was born Nov. 5, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Robie and Ruie Conley Horne. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Francis Blair. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, two daughters-in-law, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Surviving are nine sons, Francis (Phyllis) Athol Blair, Gail Eldon Blair, John Leonard (Kathy) Blair, and Ricky Roger Blair, all of Barnetts Creek, Gerald Willard Blair of Wakman, Ohio, Phillip Wayne (Patsy) Blair and Robie Ray (Wanda) Blair, both of Denver, Carl Junior (Virginia) Blair of Leander, and Obie Neal (Mollie) Blair of Nippa; five daughters, Barbara Fern (Hobert) May of Denver, Phyllis Jean Dawson of Hager Hill; Katherine Lynn (Lindsey) Meade of Flat Gap, Brenda Cheryl (Gary) Johnson of Barnetts Creek, and Pauletta Carolyn (Cecil) Adams of West Van Lear; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Lindsey Meade, with burial in the Blair Family Cemetery at Barnetts Creek.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Dwayne Newberry
1962-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Dwayne Newberry, 51, of Van Lear, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 20 at Community Hospice in Ashland.
Mr. Newberry was born Sept. 9, 1962, son of Lorraine Keel Newberry of Van Lear, and the late Grover Newberry.
Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Terry Newberry of Van Lear; and one nephew, Eric Newberry.
Burial was in the Newberry Family Cemetery at Auxier.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Roy Conley
1924-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. at Paintsville Funeral Home for Roy Conley, 90, of Stambaugh, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 20 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Conley was born June 5, 1924 in Staffordsville, son of the late Brooks and Lura Meade Conley.
He is survived by one son, Roy Dean Conley of West Liberty; one daughter Alice (Larry) Justice of Stambaugh; one brother Buell Conley, of Troy, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
The service was officiated by by Revs. James K. Caudill and Richard Williams with burial in the Roy Conley Family cemetery at Stambaugh.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ervin Lowe
1937-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 14, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Ervin Lowe, 77, of Denver, who passed away Thursday at his home.
Mr. Lowe was born May 20, 1937 at Meathouse, son of the late Everett and Ora Blackburn Lowe. He was a welder.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Blair Lowe; one son James Lowe; and an infant daughter, Melissa Kaye Lowe.
He is survived by one son Rick (Glenda) Lowe of Denver; one daughter Brenda (Kash) Crawford of Denver; three brothers Junior (Sandy) Lowe of Louisa; Lewis (Savanah) Lowe of Johnstown, Ohio; Reafice (Annett) Lowe of Charley; one sister Magdalene (Ernie) Murrillo of Marysville, Tenn.; five granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Elders James R. Blair, Johnny Curtis, and A.J. Williams, with burial in the Burlin Cemetery at Denver.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Lonnie Joe Preston
1960-2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 20, 11 a.m., at the Hurricane United Baptist Church for Lonnie Joe Preston, 54, of Boonscamp, who passesd away Sept. 18 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Mr. Preston was born June 20, 1960 in Paintsville, son of the late Earl and Edna Mae Butcher Preston.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Carolyn Daniels Preston, of Boons Camp; three daughters; Melissa (Tracy) Johnson of Boons Camp; Linda Mae Preston of Flat Gap; and Tina (Steven) Taylor of Printer; one sister Rhonda Preston of Tomahawk; and five grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Phillip Caudill, Claude Mollette, and David Baldwin, with burial in the Earl Preston Cemetary at Boonscamp
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.


9-19-2014 Obituaries
Alice Daniels
1951-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. at the Hurricane United Baptist Church for Alice Daniels, 62, of Boons Camp, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Mrs. Daniels was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Earl and Edna Butcher Preston. She was a member of the Hurricane United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Daniels.
Surviving are five sons, Marvin Daniels, Earl Daniels, and Jason Daniels, all of Boons Camp, William Daniels of Lowmansville, and Johnny Daniels of Thelma; three daughters, Georgene Slone of Boons Camp, Elizabeth Phillips of Tomahawk, and Deedria Daniels; one brother, Lonnie Preston of Boons Camp; one sister, Rhonda Preston of Tomahawk; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the church.
The service will be officiated by David Baldwin, Hobart E. May, and Claude Mollette, with burial to follow in the Earl Preston Cemetery at Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Carol K. Williams Fairchild
1949-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Carol K. Williams Fairchild, 65, of Winchester, formerly of Oil Springs, who passed away Monday, Sept. 15 in Winchester.
Mrs. Fairchild was born May 6, 1949 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Thomas and Alice LeMaster Williams. She was an assistant manager with Food City. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eual Fairchild; three brothers, Beacher, Everett and Arnold Williams; three sisters, Venus Kibbey, Agnes Alrey and Phyllis Garnett.
Surviving are four sons, Anthony (Ann) Fairchild, James (Mary) Fairchild, and Kevin (Michelle) Fairchild, all of Winchester, and Thomas (Jessica) Fairchild of Flat Gap; one daughter, Majestic Larane (Billy) Johnson of Winchester; two brothers, Larry Williams of South Carolina, and Tommy Williams of Barnetts Creek; three sisters, Geraldine Davis of Stambaugh, and Georgene Brown and Sally Davis, both of Winchester; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m, and until time of service on Saturday.
The service will be officiated by Frankie Williams, Jason Varney and Danny Varney, with burial to follow in the Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


9-17-2014 Obituaries
Eugene Joseph
“Sparky” Haunhorst
1921-2014

Eugene Joseph “Sparky” Haunhorst passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 and was born Dec. 18, 1921 to the late Richard “Duke” and Cordelia Hotz Haunhorst in Delphos, Ohio.
Sparky is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Marcella McGahan; one son, Ralph Haunhorst and his wife, Ruth; a granddaughter, Shelly (Jenett Jr.) Moss; a great-granddaughter, Holly Haunhorst, all of Paintsville; a step-granddaughter, Mary McKenzie of Frankfort; a step-grandson, Mark McKenzie and wife, Alicia; a step-great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen McKenzie, all of Paintsville; a sister-in-law, Edna Haunhorst and Carl of Delphos, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also predeceased by two sisters, Velma Johnson of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Reta Kelser of Lima, Ohio; three brothers, Carl and Urban of Delphos and Leo of Lima; a nephew, David Bracker in the Vietnam war; and a niece, Karen Hunt of Colorado.
He was president of the Board of Directors of McGahan Feed Company, Inc., having been employed there 60 years. He was known for his beautiful white Charolais cattle on his farm on Johns Creek in Johnson County and was a past Board member of the Kentucky Charolais Association; the Ohio State Charolais Association; the American International Charolais Association; the Kentucky Livestock Improvement Association and Highland Beef Cattle Association. He was awarded Master Conservationist in 1997.
He served his country in the 14th Air Force in World War II, spending most of his time in India an China.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Whiskers or Wags – Johnson County or Johnson Central F.F.A. by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501 or mail to Jones-Preston Funeral Home, c/o of Eugene Haunhorst, 807 S. Mayo Trail, Paintsville, KY 41240.
This is a paid obituary.

Glenn Taylor
1949-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Glenn Taylor, 65, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 11 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W. Va.
Mr. Taylor was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Floyd County, son of the late Cecil and Vera Preston Taylor. He was also preceded in death by one brother, James Taylor; and two sisters, Anna Ray Taylor and Herma Colvin.
Surviving are three brothers, Harold Taylor, Randall Taylor, and Mike Taylor, all of Paintsville; one sister, Phyllis Taylor (Keith) Sublett of Oil Springs; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Taylor of Syracuse, N. Y.
The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial in the Taylor Family Cemetery at Auxier.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.


9-10-2014 Obituaries
Billy C. Spradlin
1928-2014

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 11, at 11 a.m. at the Little Paint First Church of God for Billy C. Spradlin, 86, of East Point who passed away Sept. 9 at his home.
Mr. Spradlin was born April 21, 1928 in Floyd County, son of the late Henry and Florene Brown Spradlin.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Baldridge Spradlin, of East Point; one daughter, Terri Rae (Larry) Brown of East Point; one brother, Scott Spradlin of Pikeville; one sister, Garnett Fairchild of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren.
Friends can visit the church from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The service will be officiated by pastor Jeff White with burial to follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps and Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Mildred Grimm
1921-2014

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Richie Hunt Funeral Home for Mildred Grimm, 92, of Owingsville who passed away Monday Sept. 8 at Windsor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Grimm was born December 30, 1921, a native of Magoffin County, daughter of the late John and Mary Perkins Conley.
She was also preceeded in death by her husband Lionel Grimm.
She is survived by one daughter, Peggy (Ossie) Prater of Owingsville, Ky.; two brothers, Dorsey (Doris) Conley of Milan, Michigan, and Marcus (Ruth) Conley of Salyersville; one sister, Nancy Nayer of Willis, Michigan; two grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Friends can visit after 5 p.m. Thursday at the Richie Hunt Funeral Home.
The service will be officiated by Rev. Anthony Anderson with burial to follow at the Ham-Conley Cemetery in Salyersville.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Richie Hunt Funeral Home.

Linda Sue Gwinn Simpkins
1961-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Linda Sue Gwinn Simpkins, 53, of Leon, W. Va., formerly of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Sept. 5 at her residence.
Mrs. Simpkins was born Feb. 1, 1961 in Circleville, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Corrie Rowland Gwinn. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Fields.
Surviving are her husband, Rick Simpkins of Leon; two daughters, Crystal Reed of Salyersville, and Amanda Helton of West Liberty; one step-son, Shane Simpkins of Paintsville; two brothers, Jason Gwinn and Joe Gwinn; and one sister, Carrie Fairchild, all of Paintsville; and three granddaughters.
The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Wendell Ray Knight Sr.
1930-2014

Wendell Ray Knight Sr., 84, of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Frankfort.
Mr. Knight was born March 4, 1930, son of the late Olen and Willa Mae Barker Knight. He was a self-employed independent contractor consultant; and a U. S. Marine veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Hicks Knight.
Surviving are one son, Wendell Ray Knight Jr. of St. Albans, W. Va.; and one daughter, Jennifer Knight of Lawrenceburg.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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