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8-29-2014 Obituaries
Barbara Jane Rowe Gafford
1949-2014

Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Jane Rowe Gafford, 64, of Salyersville, who passed away Friday, Aug. 15 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Gafford was born Nov. 5, 1949 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Jesse and Hester Ward Rowe. She was a finance officer with First Commonwealth Bank. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Miles Rowe and Jesse Ward Rowe; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Blanton and Betty Canter.
Surviving are one brother, James R. (Loni) Rowe of Lake Wales, Fla.; and one sister, Marcena Clifford of Omaha, Neb.
The service will be officiated by Roger DeRossett with burial in the Salt Well Cemetery in Inez.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Dixie Mae Howard Nesselrotte
1925-2014

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. at the Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, for Dixie Mae Howard Nesselrotte, 88, of Louisa, who passed away Monday, Aug. 25 at her residence.
Mrs. Nesselrotte was born Nov. 11, 1925 in Martin County, daughter of the late Sidney and Judy B. Arrowood Howard. She was a homemaker.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard Nesselrotte Sr; one brother, John E. Howard; and one sister, Edna Ratliff.
Surviving are three sons, Willard Nesselrotte Jr. of Louisa, Jothan Sidney Nesselrotte Sr. of Kingston, N. C., and Weldon Ray Nesselrotte of Urbana, Ohio; one daughter Carolyn Sue Judy of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Howard of West Van Lear, and Sidney Howard Jr. of Louisa; three sisters, Angeline Harless of Lancaster, Ohio, Alice Marie Fitch of Buffalo, and Sarah Rebecca Lemaster of Shepherdsville; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday Aug. 27, 5 p.m. -9 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Helen Marie Good Rowland
1928-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 12 p.m. at the Toms Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Helen Marie Good Rowland, 86, of Hager Hill, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Mrs. Rowland was born Feb. 5, 1928 in Dearborn, Mich., daughter of the late Isabelle Hebert and James Lucien Good. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Rowland. She was a retired banker. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and James Lucien Good; and three sisters, Betty Vargo, Margie Danzik, and Martha Meeks.
Surviving are one son, James L. (Pam) Rowland; one brother, Tom Good of Cody, Wyo.; three sisters, Carol Crosser of Oregon, Ohio, Leona Ludwig of Toledo, Ohio, and Joyce Justice of Phyllis; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and sister-in-law, Betty Good.
Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 29, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 30, 9-11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Hobert Meek, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Jo Ann Risner
1939-2014

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Jo Ann Risner, 75, of Wittensville, passed away Friday, Aug. 15 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Ms. Risner was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Oldham County, daughter of the late Joe and Eulah Harvey Risner. She was a nurse.
Surviving are one son, John T. Martin of Wittensville; one daughter, Toby Stambaugh of Thelma; one brother, Richard Risner of California; one sister, Linda Risner of Paintsville; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-27-2014 Obituaries
Ola Green Kastrounis
1920-2014

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. at the George Green Cemetery at Lowmansville, for Ola Green Kastrounis, 93, of Pennsylvania, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Friday, Aug. 22 in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Kastrounis was born Oct. 21, 1920 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Minuard L. and Clara Barker Green. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elefterious Kastrounis; and nine siblings.
Surviving are two sons, George E. Kastrounis of Ambridge, Penn., and Michael E. Kastrounis of Stuart, Fla.; one daughter, Irene Copenhaver of Ambridge; two sisters, Nora Blair of Ohio, and Clara O. Michaels of Florida; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Local arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Phyllis Ann Butcher
1945-2014

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 27, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Phyllis Ann Butcher, 69, of East Point, who passed away Sunday, August 24 at her residence.
Mrs. Butcher was born July 20, 1945 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Archie and Darlene Fitzpatrick Blair. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Donald Bishop; and one brother, John Walter Blair.
Surviving are her husband, Harold Butcher of East Point; one son, Martin (Nancy) Butcher of Ocala, Fla.; five daughters, Judy Doyle (Junior) Brown, Julie Robinson, Joyce (Jamie) Spencer, all of East Point, Donna (Jeff) Centers of Huntsville, Ala., and Janet (Donald) Bishop of Culpeper, Va.; two brothers, James Blair of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Donnie (Judy) Blair of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Karen (Dennis) Clark of Miamisburg; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Tommy Reed, with burial in the Robinson Cemetery at East Point.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Dixie Mae Howard Nesselrotte
1925-2014

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. at the Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, for Dixie Mae Howard Nesselrotte, 88, of Louisa, who passed away Monday, Aug. 26 at her residence.
Mrs. Nesselrotte was born Nov. 11, 1925 in Martin County, daughter of the late Sidney and Judy B. Arrowood Howard. She was a homemaker.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard Nesselrotte Sr; one brother, John E. Howard; and one sister, Edna Ratliff.
Surviving are three sons, Willard Nesselrotte Jr. of Louisa, Jothan Sidney Nesselrotte Sr. of Kingston, N. C., and Weldon Ray Nesselrotte of Urbana, Ohio; one daughter Carolyn Sue Judy of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Howard of West Van Lear, and Sidney Howard Jr. of Louisa; three sisters, Angeline Harless of Lancaster, Ohio, Alice Marie Fitch of Buffalo, and Sarah Rebecca Lemaster of Shepherdsville; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday Aug. 27, 5 p.m. -9 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Elizabeth Ann Smith Hannah
1969-2014

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. at the Light of Christ Church in Staffordsville, for Elizabeth Ann Smith Hannah, 45, of Paintsville, who passed away Monday, August 25 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Hannah was born Jan. 20, 1969 in Barstow, Calif., daughter of the late Ida Marie Smith. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jackie Lawson.
Surviving are her husband, Delbert Hannah of Paintsville; three brothers, Estill, Richard and Billy Joe Smith; and three sisters, Patsy Jaynes, Bonnie Meade and Arris Ashbrook, all of Paintsville.
The service will be officiated by Terry Lykins, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Eloise Stapleton Castle
1934-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, August 25, 12 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Eloise Stapleton Castle, 79, of Stambaugh, who passed away Saturday, August 23 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Mrs. Castle was born Sept. 17, 1934 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Edgar and Lena Brown Stapleton. She was a retired hairdresser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Castle Jr.; and one brother, Charles Stapleton.
Surviving are four sons, Walter Edward Castle, Andrew Thomas Castle, and Joseph Micah Castle, all of Stambaugh, and James Casey Castle of Staffordsville; and six grandchildren.
The service was officiated by John G. Pelphrey and Anthony Castle, with burial in the family cemetery at Stambaugh.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ruthie M. Ramey Perry
1944-2014

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church for Ruthie M. Ramey Perry, 70, of Boons Camp, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 17 at her residence.
Mrs. Perry was born Jan. 5, 1944 in Harts, W. Va., daughter of the late Clinton and Ora Cline Ramey. She was a truck driving program operator at Mayo School and a member of the Buffalo United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Perry Jr.
Surviving are two sons, Jackie Perry of Prestonsburg, and Mike Perry of Sitka; two daughters, Judy Fitch of Meally, and Lisa Mollett of Tomahawk; five brothers, Von Ramey and Larry Ramey, both of Omar, W. Va., Joseph Ramey and David Ramey, both of Huntington, and Clinton Dale Ramey of Chapmanville, W. Va.; two daughters, Linda Hunt of St. Albans, W. Va., and Loretta Runyon of Sarah Ann, W. Va.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The service were officiated by Dewey Mullins and Claude Mollette, with burial in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Susan Lynn Music
1954-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Susan Lynn Music, 60, of Van Lear, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Mrs. Music was born June 6, 1954 in Floyd County, daughter of the late David and Beatrice Collins Bickford. She was a pharmacy Tech.
Surviving are her husband, James David Music of Van Lear; one sister, Jane Herald of Hager Hill.
The service was officiated by Jerry Scott, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-22-2014 Obituaries
Gordon Wade Belcher
1928-2014

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Gordon Wade Belcher, 86, of Meally, who passed away Tuesday, August 19 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Belcher was born July 10, 1928 in Floyd County, son of the late John D. and Molly Burchett Belcher. He was a retired veteran from the U. S. Navy. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Jones.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Judith Osorio Belcher of Meally; two sons, Gordon Belcher Jr. and George Belcher, both of Texas; two daughters, Josephine Plaszweski of Florida, and Susan Belcher of Texas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

James Charles ‘Pete’ Daniels
1946-2014

Memorial services will be held at a later date for James Charles “Pete” Daniels, 68, of Ohio, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 16 at Hospice of Dayton.
Mr. Daniels was born June 21, 1946, son of the late Opal Fraley and Austin Daniels. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Stella Howard.
Surviving are one daughter; one granddaughter; and five sisters.
Arrangements under the direction of the Tobias Funeral Home of Dayton, Ohio.


8-20-2014 Obituaries
Barbara Jane Rowe Gafford
1949-2014

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Barbara Jane Rowe Gafford, 64, of Salyersville, who passed away Friday, Aug. 15 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Gafford was born Nov. 5, 1949 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Jessie and Hester Ward Rowe. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Miles Rowe and Jesse Ward Rowe; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Blanton and Betty Canter.
Surviving are one sister, Marcena Clifford of Omaha, Neb.; one brother, James (Loni) Rodger Rowe of Lake Wales, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Janet Rowe of Prestonsburg, and Sandra Rowe of Lexington.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Bonnie S. Jones
1945-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at St. Michael’s for Bonnie S. Jones, 68, of Staffordsville, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 16 at her residence.
Mrs. Jones was born Dec. 16, 1945 at Toler Creek, daughter of the late John and Cora Murphy Weddington. She was an radiology administrator with Salisbury Imaging Center.
Surviving are her husband, Randell Jones of Staffordsville; one son, Randell Lee Jones Jr. of Lexington; one daughter, Cara Lynn Jones Wallace of Florida; one brother, Arnold Weddington of Michigan; one sister, Maggie Plants of Staffordsville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Randy Tate.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Charles Edward Hale Sr.
1930-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Edward Hale Sr., 84, of Pineville, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Thursday, Aug. 15 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Mr. Hale was born June 13, 1930. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Cantrell Hale of Pineville; two sons, Chris Hale of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and Chuck Hale of Pineville; one daughter, Barbara (John) Gent of Pineville; one brother, Homer Hale Jr.; and five grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Gary Blair, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Military graveside services were conducted by the DAV Chapter 18 of Auxier.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Risner
1939-2014

Jo Ann Risner, 75, of Wittensville, passed away Friday, Aug. 15 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Ms. Risner was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Oldham County, daughter of the late Hayes and Eulah Harvey Risner.
Surviving are one son, John T. Martin of Wittensville; one daughter, Toby Stambaugh of Thelma; one brother, Richard Risner of California; one sister, Linda Risner of Paintsville; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ruthie M. Ramey Perry
1944-2014

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church for Ruthie M. Ramey Perry, 70, of Boons Camp, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 17 at her residence.
Mrs. Perry was born Jan. 5, 1944 in Harts, W. Va., daughter of the late Clinton and Ora Cline Ramey. She was a truck driving program operator at Mayo School and a member of the Buffalo United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Perry Jr.
Surviving are two sons, Jackie Perry of Prestonsburg, and Mike Perry of Sitka; two daughters, Judy Fitch of Meally, and Lisa Mollett of Tomahawk; five brothers, Von Ramey and Larry Ramey, both of Omar, W. Va., Joseph Ramey and David Perry, both of Huntington, and Clinton Dale Perry of Chapmanville, W. Va.; two daughters, Linda Hunt of St. Albans, W. Va., and Loretta Runyon of Sarah Ann, W. Va.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m. at the church.
The service will be officiated by Dewey Mullins and Claude Mollette, with burial to follow in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-15-2014 Obituaries
Dolores Evelyn ’Dodie’ Poole
1935-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dolores Evelyn “Dodie” Poole, 79, of Lexington, who passed away Monday, Aug. 11 at St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
Ms. Poole was born May 30, 1935 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Emmitt Franklin and Esta Robinson Poole. She was a registered nurse. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ruth Henderson Jordan and Margaret Scott.
Surviving are two sisters, Anna Sue Wayland and Billie Marie Spears, both of Lexington.
Visitation will be 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The service will be officiated by Don Williamson, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Minnie Alice ‘Pat’ Noren
1930-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Minnie Alice “Pat” Noren, 84, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 10 in Xenia, Ohio.
Mrs. Noren was born May 3, 1930 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Burchett Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Noren.
Surviving are two sons, Harry Steven Noren of Peebles, Ohio, and Jonathan C. Noren of Wilmington, Ohio; one daughter, Luan Menedy of Arizona; three sisters, Hazel Turner of Tutor Key, Linda Gregory of South Carolina, and Pamela Hitchcock of Meally; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. until time of service.
The service will be officiated by Garry Blanton, with burial to follow in the Brown Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ronnie Edwin Burchett
1951-2014

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ronnie Edwin Burchett, 63, of Stambaugh, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13 at his residence.
Mr. Burchett was born July 28, 1951 in Paintsville, son of the late Theodore and Sybil Davis Burchett. He was owner/manager of Hilltop Enterprises. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
Surviving are four brothers, Frederick Burchett, William Lewis Burchett, Higgus Paul Burchett, and Theodore Burchett; two sisters, Mary Grace Pack of Hager Hill, and Darla Ann Hunt of Union.
The service will be officiated by John G. Pelphrey, James Kelly Caudill, and J. D. Rice, with burial to follow in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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