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7-29-2016 Obituaries
Frankie J. McKenzie
1936-2016

Frankie J. McKenzie, 80, of Louisa, passed away Friday, July 20 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. McKenzie was born April 3, 1936, son of the late Dora McKenzie and Cassteria Salyer McKenzie.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lyerly-McKenzie; three sons, Allen McKenzie of Bristol, Tenn., Rodney McKenzie of Louisa and Emerson McKenzie of Fort Gay, W. Va.; two daughters, Connie Brewer of Louisa and Rhonda Sieg of Chandler, Ariz.; five sisters, Gaye Griffith of South Bloomfield, Ohio, Suzie Holstein of Pompano Beach, Fla., Garnett Skaggs of Martha, and Bonnie Sturgill of Zelda and Sharon McKenzie of Louisa; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eulas Adams and Chris Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home
This is a paid obituary.

Lydia Lenora Williams Stickel
1935-2016

Lydia Leonora Williams Stickel of Orlando, Fla., passed away on Tuesday July 5, at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Stickel of Concord Massachusetts in 1995.
She was born on March 1, 1935 in Ashland, and was the first born of Duell and Esther Dorton Williams. She was raised in Red Bush, and moved to Miami, Florida in the early 1960’s where she met her husband. They moved to Orlando in 1985.
She received her nursing degree from Morehead University and worked in a variety of settings as an RN for more than 50 years. She retired from the Orlando Clinic after many years and continued to volunteer at a local hospital. She was a member of the Windermere Union Church.
She is survived by her siblings, Carolyn (Carroll) Burchett, and Marilyn (Paul) Preston both of Red Bush; her daughters Amy Marcos of Miami Fla. Sally Darlin of Winter Springs, Fla., and Paula Westcott of Ocoee, Fla.; also, sons, Jeff Stickel of Springfield, Va., and Mark Stickel of Red Bush. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.
This is a paid obituary.

Wayne Douglas Caudill
1932-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 29, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Church of God for Wayne Douglas Caudill, 84, of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, July 27 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will be in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Misty Green
Misty Green, 37, of Paducah passed away at 2:34 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She graduated Johnson Central High School in Paintsville in 1997. In 2002 she obtained a Bachelors degree from University of Louisville in Health Sciences - Cytotechnology. She worked for Baptist Hospital of Paducah and Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and enjoyed her motorcycle, “Shelby”.
She is survived by her husband, Christopher Barrett Green, of Paducah; her parents, Misty Wells Powers of Johnson County and Eddie Stickler of Prestonsburg; two sons, Conrad and Luke Green; grandmother, Betty Stickler of Drift; sister in law, Andi Deaton and husband Keith of Indianapolis, Ind.; parents-in-law, Richard and Patricia Green of Arlington; uncle, Tim Wells and wife Glenda of Ala.; special friend Dwight Stambaugh of Nashville, Tenn.; and special aunts and uncles, Glen and Kay Powers, Steve and Patti Powers, Judy and Conrad Froehlich, Milton Powers, and James and Rachel Powers.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Powers; grandparents, Howard Stickler, Patty Wells; and aunt, Peggy Sturgill.
Funeral Service will be held at 10am Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Rev. Bruce McCarty officiating. Burial will follow at St. Denis Cemetery in Hickman County.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: First Church of God Food Pantry, 205 8th Street, Paintsville, KY 41240. (606) 789-3995.
You may light a candle or leave a message at www.milnerandorr.com.

Douglas ‘Mickey’ Titlow
1942-2016

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery for Douglas “Mickey” Titlow, 74, of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, July 27 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Titlow was born Feb. 8, 1942 in Johnson County, son of the late William B. and Anna Robinson Titlow. He was a road foreman and a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Richmond Titlow; two sons, Wil (Melissa) Titlow and Mike (Prissy) Titlow; two brothers, Billy and Richard Titlow; and four grandchildren, William, Jacob, Kaley and Morgan.
The service will be officiated by Ryan Skaggs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


7-27-2016 Obituaries
Frankie J. McKenzie
1936-2016

Frankie J. McKenzie, 80, of Louisa, passed away Friday, July 20 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. McKenzie was born April 3, 1936, son of the late Dora McKenzie and Cassteria Salyer McKenzie.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lyerly-McKenzie; three sons, Allen McKenzie of Bristol, Tenn., Rodney McKenzie of Louisa and Emerson McKenzie of Fort Gay, W. Va.; two daughters, Connie Brewer of Louisa and Rhonda Sieg of Chandler, Ariz.; five sisters, Gaye Griffith of South Bloomfield, Ohio, Suzie Holstein of Pompano Beach, Fla., Garnett Skaggs of Martha, and Bonnie Sturgill of Zelda and Sharon McKenzie of Louisa; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eulas Adams and Chris Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home
This is a paid obituary.

Misty Green
Misty Green, 37, of Paducah passed away at 2:34 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She graduated Johnson Central High School in Paintsville in 1997. In 2002 she obtained a Bachelors degree from University of Louisville in Health Sciences - Cytotechnology. She worked for Baptist Hospital of Paducah and Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and enjoyed her motorcycle, “Shelby”.
She is survived by her husband, Christopher Barrett Green, of Paducah; her parents, Misty Wells Powers of Johnson County and Eddie Stickler of Prestonsburg; two sons, Conrad and Luke Green; grandmother, Betty Stickler of Drift; sister in law, Andi Deaton and husband Keith of Indianapolis, Ind.; parents-in-law, Richard and Patricia Green of Arlington; uncle, Tim Wells and wife Glenda of Ala.; special friend Dwight Stambaugh of Nashville, Tenn.; and special aunts and uncles, Glen and Kay Powers, Steve and Patti Powers, Judy and Conrad Froehlich, Milton Powers, and James and Rachel Powers.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Powers; grandparents, Howard Stickler, Patty Wells; and aunt, Peggy Sturgill.
Funeral Service will be held at 10am Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Rev. Bruce McCarty officiating. Burial will follow at St. Denis Cemetery in Hickman County.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: First Church of God Food Pantry, 205 8th Street, Paintsville, KY 41240. (606) 789-3995.
You may light a candle or leave a message at www.milnerandorr.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Art D. Salyer Sr.
1946-2016

Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 28, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio, for Art D. Salyer Sr., 70, of Woodstock, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, July 24.
Burial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Ingram Funeral Home of Marysville.


7-20-2016 Obituaries
Jeanette Alene Gibson Perkins
1942-2016

Jeanette Alene Gibson Perkins, 74, was called home at 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born Feb. 23, 1942 in Chillicothe, to the late Allen Hayes Gibson and Mary Ethel Chapman of Carey, Ohio.
Jeanette lived in Paintsville for 40 plus years where she cared for the elderly. Once her health turned for the worst, she moved back to Chillicothe to be closer to her family.
She was married to the late Clarence B. Perkins for 23 years. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie and David Gibson; her granddaughter, Amanda Erhart, and special friend, Steve Hannah.
She is survived by her children, three sons, Charles “Chuck” Erhart of Findlay, Ohio, Dennis “Scott” (Tina) Perkins, and Willie Ray Perkins, both of Chillicothe; one daughter, April Lynn (Rusty) Ellis of Leesburg, Ohio; two stepsons, Larry and Jimmy Ritter of Carey, Ohio; a foster son, Willie Hudnall of Paintsville; two brothers, Kennith and Bill Gibson, both of Tiffin, Ohio; five sisters, Betty St. Clair of Wharton, Ohio, Sue Fisher of Napp, Ind., Mary Lou Hall of Grove City, Ohio, Patty (Don) Blair and Jacky Feasel of Carey.
Jeanette was a loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She loved spending time with her Maltese Poodle named Baby. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 19, 11 a.m. at the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church and was officiated by the Rev. Joe Scott, with burial in the Perkins Family Cemetery at Swamp Branch.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

Jodi Ann Williams Gann
1973-2016

Jodi Ann Williams Gann, 42, of Winchester, wife of Ronald Scott Gann, died Wednesday, July 13 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie Daniel of Paintsville.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are her father, Carl T. “Bud” Williams of Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Johnson of Paintsville; stepmother, Connie Williams; and three brothers, Jed Williams of Fairbanks, Matt Williams of North Pole, Alaska, and Nate Williams of Eagle River, Alaska.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 20 at 12 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Pat and Russ Whitaker officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Magdalene ‘Maggie’ Hill Mullins
1925-2016

Magdalene “Maggie” Hill Mullins, age 91, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2016.
She was predeceased by her husband, B. E. Mullins and son, Bobby E. Mullins.
Surviving her are three children, Judge Susan (Gary) Johnson, Judge Vanessa (Bill) Dickson and Richard (Monie) Mullins; eight grandchildren, Shane (Kristine) Castle, Cody Johnson, Meredith and Will Berge, Chelsea, Allie and Henry Dickson, and Wesley Mullins; six great-grandchildren, Cade, Reece, Xander, Aaron, Evan Castle and Juniper Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
Maggie shared generously her unconditional love with everyone she knew, and will be greatly missed by all her friends, neighbors and family.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made by support of the Bobby Mullins Scholarship Fund, 312 Fifth St., Paintsville, KY 41240.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

Ricky Gene Ratliff
1961-2016

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. at the Concord Independence Church of Jesus Christ for Ricky Gene Ratliff, 55, of Hager Hill who passed away Sunday, July 17 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Ratliff was born June 22, 1961 in Johnson County.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Bradshaw Ratliff; one son, Justin Ratliff (Madison Lykins) of Paintsville; two daughters, Rebecca (Martin) Auxier of East Point, and Christina (Curtis) Mills of Nippa; four brothers, Dave (Brenda) Ratliff of Prestonsburg, Charles (Brenda) Ratliff and Roger (Kathy) Ratliff, both of South Charleston, Ohio, and Danny Ratliff of Leander; three grandchildren, Marcus and Carter Auxier, and Sadie Mills; along with a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be all day Wednesday, July 20 at the Concord Independence Church of Jesus Christ.
The service will be officiated by the Rev. Steve Rose, with burial to follow in the Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Concord Independence Children’s Church.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

Rebecca Hall Meade
1957-2016

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rebecca Hall Meade, 58, of Oil Springs, who passed away Tuesday, July 12 in Tennessee.
Mrs. Meade was born July 18, 1957 in Johnson County, daughter of Ova and Thelma Hall of Salyersville. She was owner of Meade’s Auto Parts.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Lonzi Manuel Meade of Oil Springs; two daughter, Brenda Meade and Tammy Wright, both of Oil Springs; five brothers, Delbert Howard of Salyersville, Elmer Hall of Lawrence County, Kenny Hall, Joy Hall and Greg Hall, all of Salyersville; two sisters, Gay Caudill of Oil Springs, and Rachell Gullett of Salyersville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Lindsey Meade, with burial to follow at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Visitation will be Friday, Thurs., July 14, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Denver Delano Roosevelt Davis
1934-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 19, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Denver Delano Roosevelt Davis, 81, of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, July 16.
Burial was in the Cantrell Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Hobert Laney
1954-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 19, 2 p.m. at the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church for Hobert Laney, 65, of W. Van Lear, who passed away Friday, July 15.
Burial was in the Laney Cemetery at Hammond.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

John Winston Ward
1952-2016

Graveside services were held Friday, July 15, 1 p.m. at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville for John Winston Ward, who passed away Tuesday, July 12.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


7-15-2016 Obituaries
Rebecca Hall Meade
1957-2016

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rebecca Hall Meade, 58, of Oil Springs, who passed away Tuesday, July 12 in Tennessee.
Mrs. Meade was born July 18, 1957 in Johnson County, daughter of Ova and Thelma Hall of Salyersville. She was owner of Meade’s Auto Parts.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Lonzi Manuel Meade of Oil Springs; two daughter, Brenda Meade and Tammy Wright, both of Oil Springs; five brothers, Delbert Howard of Salyersville, Elmer Hall of Lawrence County, Kenny Hall, Joy Hall and Greg Hall, all of Salyersville; two sisters, Gay Caudill of Oil Springs, and Rachell Gullett of Salyersville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Lindsey Meade, with burial to follow at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Visitation will be Friday, Thurs., July 14, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Chester Ray Sesco
1939-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Chester Ray Sesco, 77, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 12 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.
Burial will be at the Whittaker Cemetery at Whittaker.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Tom Raymond King
1927-2016

Tom Raymond King of Paintsville passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
He was born in Burdine, July 22, 1927 to the late Grethel Jordan and Henry Raymond King. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Billie Jean Scott King of Paintsville; one daughter: Pam (Garry) McKenzie; two grandchildren: Heather (Chad) Martin of Lexington and Brandon McKenzie of Fishers, Ind.; one sister: Phyllis Miller of Reisterstown, Md.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma K. White.
Tom graduated from Meade Memorial High School in 1945. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in September of that same year, where he served in China and was honorably discharged in September 1946. Shortly after, he married Billie Jean Scott on April 4, 1947 in White Oak.

Tom worked for a few years at North East Coal Company before starting as a postal clerk in 1951 at the Paintsville Post Office. He served as Postmaster from 1967 until he retired in 1990. He was an active member of First Baptist Church where served as a Deacon, Treasurer and Secretary of his Sunday School class.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 1p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Paintsville with Rev. Wayne Cornett officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Paintsville.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

James Butcher Jr.
1920-2016

James Butcher Jr., 96 years of age of 309 Clay Ave., West Van Lear, took his last breath and boarded his Heavenly flight for the Gloryland at 11:05 a.m. Saturday morning, July 9, 2016, at his home.
He was born in Johnson County, son of the late Jim Butcher and Batha Ward Butcher. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Mollette Butcher, and his second wife, Betty Bryant Butcher; one daughter, Linda Sue Stradling (husband Ron); eight brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by three sons, Jimmy (LaNita Jo) Butcher of Kingman, Ariz., Roy Lee (Reba) Butcher and Dwight David (Donna) Butcher, both of Paintsville; two daughters, Patricia Ann Stambaugh of West Van Lear and Lola (Charlie) Hall of Staffordsville; one sister, Ruby of Kingman; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
James retired from General Motors of Dayton, Ohio and moved to Kingman for several years, then moved back to Johnson County in 1992.
He was saved and baptized May of 2007 and belonged to Cedar Grove United Baptist Church in West Van Lear.
James was the oldest WWII veteran in Johnson County. He was proud of his country he served and never failed to let his patriotism show, he held on to his beliefs and was firm about them. He loved to tell stories of times and people and places of long ago such as CCC Camps of Sixth St. and Whitehouse, Ky., was some of his favorite topics. He had a great memory until the day he left us. He loved music, classic cars, car racing, and traveling.
He was a good friend and neighbor to all and loved people. He was generous and kind. James was a disabled veteran and could not leave his home as often as he wished, but he enjoyed any visitor, family or friends. He was a good friend, father, grandfather, son, and brother.
Auxier Chapter 18 of the D. A. V. performed military honors at Jones-Preston Funeral Home following the funeral service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

James Richard Hinkle
1941-2016

James Richard Hinkle, 75, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at his home.
Born in Jackson, he was a son of Robert Lee Hinkle, Sr and Edris Price Hinkle. He was comptroller and night auditor at the Holiday Inn on Lucas St. in Florence for many years. Mr. Hinkle was a very active member and treasurer of the Pee Dee Area Coin club, and was an avid league bowler. He was very proud of the fact that he had traveled to almost all of the National Parks in the United States. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church and Carlisle Wilson Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his son, James Kevin Hinkle of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a daughter, Dr. Kimberly Wells and her husband David Hunt, of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Donna Grey (Clayton) Hubbard of Florence; nieces, Kathy Deskins, Hila Benton, Rebecca Bailey, and Terra Stokes, whom he lovingly referred to as his daughter; nephews, Patrick Ramsey, Michael Hinkle, and David Lee Hinkle; and numerous grand and great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Robert L. Hinkle, Jr. and William Lloyd Hinkle.
Burial will be held later in the family cemetery, Roscoe Davis Cemetery in Paintsville.
Memorial contributions are suggested to McLeod Hospice of the Pee Dee, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.
Please sign the tribute wall at www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

Miranda Gayle Prater
1970-2016

Funeral services will be held Sat. Aug. 6, 12 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, for Miranda Gayle Prater, 46, of London, who passed away Tuesday, July 12 at Good Samaritan.
Burial will be in the Thomas Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


7-13-2016 Obituaries
Tom Raymond King
1927-2016

Tom Raymond King of Paintsville passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
He was born in Burdine, July 22, 1927 to the late Grethel Jordan and Henry Raymond King. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Billie Jean Scott King of Paintsville; one daughter: Pam (Garry) McKenzie; two grandchildren: Heather (Chad) Martin of Lexington and Brandon McKenzie of Fishers, Ind.; one sister: Phyllis Miller of Reisterstown, Md.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma K. White.
Tom graduated from Meade Memorial High School in 1945. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in September of that same year, where he served in China and was honorably discharged in September 1946. Shortly after, he married Billie Jean Scott on April 4, 1947 in White Oak.

Tom worked for a few years at North East Coal Company before starting as a postal clerk in 1951 at the Paintsville Post Office. He served as Postmaster from 1967 until he retired in 1990. He was an active member of First Baptist Church where served as a Deacon, Treasurer and Secretary of his Sunday School class.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home.
Funeral services will held Thursday at 1p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Paintsville with Rev. Wayne Cornett officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Paintsville.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

Blake Andrew Case
2008-2016

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 7, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Blake Andrew Case, 7, of Lowmansville, who passed away Sunday July 3 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Blake was born Dec. 29, 2008, son of James and Amanda Honeycutt Case of Lowmansville. He was also preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Marvin Honeycutt; and his paternal grandfather, James Andy Case.
Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Madison Case, and one brother, Ethan Case, both of Lowmansville; his maternal grandmother, Patricia Ferguson; and his paternal grandmother, Donna Case.
The service was officiated by Joseph Hall, with burial in the Sam Sites Cemetery at Boonscamp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Christine Stratton Blankenship
1923-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Christine Stratton Blankenship, 92, of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, July 6 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Blankenship was born Dec. 30, 1923 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Han and Laura Gilliam Stratton. She was a retired Paintsville City School teacher.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Blankenship, who passed away Oct. 30, 2012; one daughter, Amelia Blankenship McKenzie; three brothers, Floris Stratton, Otto Stratton, and Glenn Stratton; and one sister, Opal Stratton Plumley.
Surviving are one sister, Gayle Stratton Goff of Pikeville.
The service will be officiated by Mark McKenzie and Ben Wright, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

James Butcher Jr.
1920-2016

James Butcher Jr., 96 years of age of 309 Clay Ave., West Van Lear, took his last breath and boarded his Heavenly flight for the Gloryland at 11:05 a.m. Saturday morning, July 9, 2016, at his home.
He was born in Johnson County, son of the late Jim Butcher and Batha Ward Butcher. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Mollette Butcher, and his second wife, Betty Bryant Butcher; one daughter, Linda Sue Stradling (husband Ron); eight brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by three sons, Jimmy (LaNita Jo) Butcher of Kingman, Ariz., Roy Lee (Reba) Butcher and Dwight David (Donna) Butcher, both of Paintsville; two daughters, Patricia Ann Stambaugh of West Van Lear and Lola (Charlie) Hall of Staffordsville; one sister, Ruby of Kingman; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
James retired from General Motors of Dayton, Ohio and moved to Kingman for several years, then moved back to Johnson County in 1992.
He was saved and baptized May of 2007 and belonged to Cedar Grove United Baptist Church in West Van Lear.
James was the oldest WWII veteran in Johnson County. He was proud of his country he served and never failed to let his patriotism show, he held on to his beliefs and was firm about them. He loved to tell stories of times and people and places of long ago such as CCC Camps of Sixth St. and Whitehouse, Ky., was some of his favorite topics. He had a great memory until the day he left us. He loved music, classic cars, car racing, and traveling.
He was a good friend and neighbor to all and loved people. He was generous and kind. James was a disabled veteran and could not leave his home as often as he wished, but he enjoyed any visitor, family or friends. He was a good friend, father, grandfather, son, and brother.
Auxier Chapter 18 of the D. A. V. performed military honors at Jones-Preston Funeral Home following the funeral service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Ronald Gregory Dunn
1945-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Ronald Gregory Dunn, 71, of Hager Hill, who passed away Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W. Va.
Burial was in the Centers Family Cemetery at Hager Hill.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

William Cecil Castle
1932-2016

William Cecil Castle of Wittensville went to be with God on July 6, 2016. Cecil was born in Lowmansville on July 15, 1932, to Lucy Daniels Castle and Leslie Castle. He was the eldest of 10 children, with five brothers and four sisters.
Cecil worked for Republic Steel for 43 years in Canton, Ohio, where he raised his family. He returned to Johnson County upon his retirement in 1994. Throughout his life he enjoyed playing and listening to Bluegrass music, working in his garden, reading, playing cards, bowling and writing music. He was a proud member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge #858 and was a Kentucky Colonel. Cecil was a member of the Charley Free Will Baptist Church and was baptized in 2000.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy Mae Preston Castle, daughter of Arthur and Monie Preston; his son, William Leon (Toni) Castle; his daughter, Gwendolyn Castle; a brother, Dencil Castle; and a sister, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Centers. Cecil is also survived by four granddaughters, Michelle (Randall) Maegly of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nenna (Jesse) Abrams of Berea, Cassandra (Charles) Mollette of Van Lear, Maelynn Norton of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and five great-grandchildren.
Cecil is preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Marcella Mae Castle, four brothers, three sisters, and his father and mother.
Cecil was laid to rest at the Arthur Preston Cemetery Friday, July 8, 2016.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

James Richard Hinkle
1941-2016

James Richard Hinkle, 75, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at his home.
Born in Jackson, he was a son of Robert Lee Hinkle, Sr and Edris Price Hinkle. He was comptroller and night auditor at the Holiday Inn on Lucas St. in Florence for many years. Mr. Hinkle was a very active member and treasurer of the Pee Dee Area Coin club, and was an avid league bowler. He was very proud of the fact that he had traveled to almost all of the National Parks in the United States. He was a member of College Park Baptist Church and Carlisle Wilson Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his son, James Kevin Hinkle of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a daughter, Dr. Kimberly Wells and her husband David Hunt, of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Donna Grey (Clayton) Hubbard of Florence; nieces, Kathy Deskins, Hila Benton, Rebecca Bailey, and Terra Stokes, whom he lovingly referred to as his daughter; nephews, Patrick Ramsey, Michael Hinkle, and David Lee Hinkle; and numerous grand and great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Robert L. Hinkle, Jr. and William Lloyd Hinkle.
Burial will be held later in the family cemetery, Roscoe Davis Cemetery in Paintsville.
Memorial contributions are suggested to McLeod Hospice of the Pee Dee, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.
Please sign the tribute wall at www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

Elzie Jack Blanton
1934-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 11 a.m. at the Oil Springs United Baptist Church for Elzie Jack Blanton, 82, of Oil Springs, who passed away Thursday in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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