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12-7-2016 Obituaries
Gloria June Brewer
1938-2016

Gloria June Brewer, age 78, of Johnson County, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Salyersville Health Care.
She was born June 13, 1938 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Buell A. Pack and Georgia Ramey Pack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Kenneth Pack; one sister-in-law, Gracie Pack; and two nephews, Randall and Lowell Pack. She is survived by two brothers, Merrill Pack of Stambaugh, and John Pack of Franklin, Ohio; two sisters-in- law, Roberta Pack and Darlene Pack, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services were conducted 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will follow in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Terry Eugene Ward
1963–2016

Terry Eugene Ward, 52, of Asheboro, N.C., passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at Randolph Health and Rehabilitation in Asheboro. While as a citizen of Paintsville, he worked as a fireman, an emergency medical technician, and as a constable for Johnson County. Born December 11, 1963 in Paintsville, he was the son of the late Phillip “Peg” Ward and Fayette Castle Ward Taylor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Lee Ward Goble and Bridget Louise Hankey; and three brothers, Gregory Baines Ward, Larry Alvin Lemaster, and Billy Jay Sexton. He is survived by his ex-wife, Marcia Butcher of Asheboro; two brothers, Phillip Ward of New York City and Toby Ward of Hager Hill; five sisters, Nola Belle Lemaster of Winchester, Garnet Hitchcock of Blaine, Peggy Ramey of Riceville, Regina Duty of Paintsville, and Mary Ferne Sagraves of Flat Gap.
Visitation will be held between 4–9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home and funeral on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m., followed with burial at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville. Arrangements are by Midstate Cremation Service of Asheboro and under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Dorothy J. Salyer
1929-2016

Dorothy J. Salyer, 87, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Porter Pavilion of Avon Oaks Nursing Home due to complications related to her three year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born September 22, 1929, in Ashland, Dorothy grew up between Boyd and Johnson counties near Paintsville, and the lived the majority of her life in Lorain, Ohio.
The Valedictorian of her high school class, Spelling Bee Champion, a veracious appetite for reading, cheerleader and licensed beautician highlighted her young adult years and it was evident that she could have succeeded in any chosen career path. Yet Dorothy always declared that what she wanted most in life was to be a wife, mother and homemaker and to take care of her husband and children in a faith-based household.
Objective achieved. Mission accomplished.
Described by friends and family as a true “prayer warrior” who fervently and tirelessly prayed for the well-being, healing, happiness and souls of others, Dorothy was known throughout her life for deep and abiding devotion to her Christian faith as well as her active support, counsel and ministries within her church community.
Dorothy attended and served at the Pentecostal Foursquare churches in Amherst, Lorain and Elyria, Ohio, pastored by Rev. Eugene Kurtz, Rev. David Pyles, and Rev. Ron Balas, respectively. Over the past three years, she found great comfort under the ministry of Pastor Scott Skeens at the Sheffield Church of God in Sheffield Ohio.
Second only to her faith, Dorothy devoted her life and purpose to her beloved husband, Joel Leroy Salyer, to whom she was married to for 64 years and preceded her in death in April, 2015 as well as their two sons Ronald (wife Camille) Salyer and Kevin (wife Tina) Salyer, who reside in Seguin, Texas and LaGrange, Ohio, respectively.
Dorothy also took great pride and joy in her three grandchildren including Cole Salyer of Seguin, Texas, Ryan (wife Betsy) Salyer of Newark, Ohio, her favorite granddaughter, Rachel (husband Corey) Dean of Wellington, Ohio, as well as her recently born great-grandson, Brady Joel Salyer, son of Ryan and Betsy.
She is also survived by her three dearly-loved sisters, Mabel (Fyffe) LeMaster , Mertie Belle (Fyffe) Hamilton and Mary (Fyffe) Trimble, all of Paintsville, and sisters-in-law , Betty Jo (Salyer) Wolf of Amherst, Ohio, Joan (Dorton) Fyffe of Lexington, as well as numerous cherished nieces, nephews and cousins located in Kentucky, Ohio and throughout the country.
In addition to her husband, Dorothy was preceded to heaven by her father, Link Fyffe and her mother, Stella (Wright) as well as brothers Link Fyffe Jr. and Billy Joe (Joan) Fyffe. She was also preceded in death by her in- laws, Harry B. Salyer and Hester Mae (Sturgill) Salyer, brothers-in-law Eugene Salyer and his wife Ilene (Ferguson), Eugel Salyer and his wife Ruth (Fitzpatrick), Harry Russell Salyer and his wife Garnett (McKenzie), James (Mary) Trimble, Jack (Mertie Belle) Hamilton, John (Mabel) LeMaster, Herbert (Betty Jo) Wolf and dear nephews Mark (Brenda) Trimble and Kenny Russell (Sue) Salyer
In her spare time, Dorothy was a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Cavaliers, University of Kentucky basketball and all sports activities involving her sons and grandchildren. She also enjoyed Christian and gospel music including Gaither Homecomings and Andrae Crouch concerts as well as the television ministries and writings of Joyce Meyer, Jack Hayford and Joel Osteen.
Dorothy was a voracious reader and collector of cookbooks and she enjoyed preparing wonderful meals and desserts for her family and friends.
Throughout her life, Dorothy enjoyed Christian friendship and fellowship with precious life-long and memorable friends such as Della Simons, LaDonna Moebius, Della Knight, Viola and Marcus Strong, Linda and Ken Wells, Nolan and Connie Smith, Ron and Barbara Balas, Ed, Andra, Frank, and Frances Juristy, Dick and Martha Hecock, Janice and Lester Martin and Scott and Donna Skeens.
Since her Alzheimer’s diagnosis nearly three years ago, Dorothy had been under the expert and compassionate care of the outstanding staff and Reidy family at the Porter Pavilion located within the Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon,Ohio. The kindhearted team at Porter Pavilion was directed by Mindi Husk and most recently by Jean Loeser. The family wishes to acknowledge the tender and benevolent care given to Dorothy by Porter’s team of outstanding nurses, especially Kelly Showalter along with Nanvy White and Laura Atkins. Heartfelt thanks are also extended to the incredibly supportive team of nurse’s aides that Dorothy’s family affectionately knew as her “earthly angels” led by Mildred, Maria, Mert, Veronica, Cameron, Aubrey and many other caring and devoted Porter Pavilion staffers
Daughter-in-law, Tina Salyer, also played a loving and vital role in Dorothy’s on-going care and comfort.
The family also wants to recognize the care and support provided to Dorothy by the compassionate team from the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
A private family service for Dorothy Jennette Salyer was held on Tuesday November 29, 2016. She was interred beside her husband at Ridgehill Memorial Park in Amherst,Ohio The service was officiated by Pastor Scott Skeens of the Sheffield Church of God.
Memorial contributions can be made to the study, research and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia via the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org
Arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home in Elyria,Ohio. Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com
This is a paid obituary.

Elva Daniels Collins
1936-2016

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Elva Daniels Collins, 79, of Hagerhill, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 8, 1939 at Boons Camp, daughter of the late Ora and Sarah Perry Daniels. She was a factory worker with American Standard, and a member of the Lakeside Free Will Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Collins (Jan. 31, 1994).
Surviving are three daughters, Donna Sue Fitch of Hagerhill, Monica Melvin and Veronica Fannin, both of Keaton; two sisters, Lucille Austin of Camden, Ohio, and Barbara Lawson of Melvindale, Mich.; five grandchildren, Billy Edward (Kristen) Fitch of Manchester, Tim (Natalee) Fitch of Williamsport, Kevin (Missy) Fannin of Keaton, Holly (RJ) Braunagel of Baltimore, Md., and Corey (Kelly) Melvin of Hagerhill; 14 great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Kinley, Brady, Kinzey, Landon, Brooklyn, Waylon and Lauryn Fitch, Jasmine, Hunter, and Kylie Fannin, Chloe Braunagel and Summer and Sarah Melvin.
The service was officiated by Roger Hill, with burial in the Daniels Cemetery at Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Phyllis A. McCarty
1939-2016

Phyllis A. McCarty, 77, a resident of Wabash, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5.
She was born July 12, 1939 in Van Lear, daughter of Sam and Eunice Blair Hyden. She attended Van Lear School where she was a cheerleader for the Van Lear Bank Mules in her high school days where she graduated.
Phyllis retired from Marriott Corporation and had also worked at Post 15 for the American Legion of Wabash.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Granville L. McCarty; a son, Gary L. McCarty, and a great-grandson, Andrew Nelson.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer L. Tyson of Homosassa, Fla.; a son, Gregory Allen Keel Bone of Wabash; a brother, Roger Hyden of Wabash; grandchildren Ricky Jacob (April) Nelson of Wabash, and Samantha (Adam) Fiers of Wabash; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Ryan Nelson, Collin, Hannah Alston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at mcdonaldsfunerals.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Gallie Lee Thompson
1946-2016

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. at the Thompson Family Cemetery at Blaine for Gallie Lee Thompson, 70, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 4 at Salyersville Nursing Home.
Mr. Thompson was born Nov. 19, 1946 in Louisa, son of the late Stant and Sella Moore Thompson. He had worked with the Johnson County Road Dept.
Surviving are two son, Richard “Rick” Thompson of Newark, Ohio, and Mitchell “Mike” Thompson of River; two daughters, Mary Money of Dublin, Ohio, and Cynthia Thompson of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Lexie Pelphrey of Oil Springs, Katherine McCoy, Dove Spurlock, Bertha McKinster, and Chlory George; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.
The service will be officiated by Kenny Pelphrey.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

William Roger ‘Bill’ Johnson
1935-2016

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William Roger “Bill” Johnson, 81, of Hagerhill, who passed away Monday, Dec. 5 at his residence.
Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 1, 1935 in Johnson County, son of the late Ervin and Lottie Adams Johnson. He was a clerk with CSX Railroad, and a U. S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Pelphrey Johnson; two daughters, Debbie Paige (Rich) VanDrew of Staffordsville, and Cheryl (Fred) Nelson of Louisa; one brother, Toby (Gerry) Johnson of Hagerhill; two sisters, Vonda (Paul) Carr of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Honeycutt of Nicholasville; and three grandchildren, Autumn (Matthew) Shipley of Fort Gay, W.Va., Jeffrey (Courtney) Hayes of Rush, and Brittany Akers of Morehead.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
The service will be officiated by Rutherford Blair, Doug Ward, Jerry Colvin and Travis Blair, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Auxier Chapter 18 D.A.V. will conduct full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


12-2-2016 Obituaries
Phyllis A. McCarty
1939-2016

Phyllis A. McCarty, 77, a resident of Wabash, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5.
She was born July 12, 1939 in Van Lear, daughter of Sam and Eunice Blair Hyden. She attended Van Lear School where she was a cheerleader for the Van Lear Bank Mules in her high school days where she graduated.
Phyllis retired from Marriott Corporation and had also worked at Post 15 for the American Legion of Wabash.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Granville L. McCarty; a son, Gary L. McCarty, and a great-grandson, Andrew Nelson.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer L. Tyson of Homosassa, Fla.; a son, Gregory Allen Keel Bone of Wabash; a brother, Roger Hyden of Wabash; grandchildren Ricky Jacob (April) Nelson of Wabash, and Samantha (Adam) Fiers of Wabash; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Ryan Nelson, Collin, Hannah Alston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at mcdonaldsfunerals.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Donald Ray Houston
1937-2016

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Donald Ray Houston, 79, of East Point, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 27 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Houston was born April 15, 1937 in Johnson County, son of the late Ernest and Imogene Ward Houston. He was a U. S. Army and U. S. Navy veteran and an owner of a muffler shop. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Janice Houston Pelphrey.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Kay Sweet Houston; two daughters, Tammy Marlene Houston of Paintsville, and Terry Lynn Ratliff of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Ralph Houston of Auxier, and Leslie Houston of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Elva Daniels Collins
1936-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Elva Daniels Collins, 79, of Hagerhill, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 8, 1939 at Boons Camp, daughter of the late Ora and Sarah Perry Daniels. She was a factory worker with American Standard, and a member of the Lakeside Free Will Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Collins (Jan. 31, 1994).
Surviving are three daughters, Donna Sue Fitch of Hagerhill, Monica Melvin and Veronica Fannin, both of Keaton; two sisters, Lucille Austin of Camden, Ohio, and Barbara Lawson of Melvindale, Mich.; five grandchildren, Billy Edward (Kristen) Fitch of Manchester, Tim (Natalee) Fitch of Williamsport, Kevin (Missy) Fannin of Keaton, Holly (RJ) Braunagel of Baltimore, Md., and Corey (Kelly) Melvin of Hagerhill; 14 great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Kinley, Brady, Kinzey, Landon, Brooklyn, Waylon and Lauryn Fitch, Jasmine, Hunter, and Kylie Fannin, Chloe Braunagel and Summer and Sarah Melvin.
The service will be officiated by Roger Hill, with burial to follow in the Daniels Cemetery at Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


11-30-2016 Obituaries
Donald Ray Houston
1937-2016

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Donald Ray Houston, 79, of East Point, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 27 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Houston was born April 15, 1937 in Johnson County, son of the late Ernest and Imogene Ward Houston. He was a U. S. Army and U. S. Navy veteran and an owner of a muffler shop. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Janice Houston Pelphrey.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Kay Sweet Houston; two daughters, Tammy Marlene Houston of Paintsville, and Terry Lynn Ratliff of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Ralph Houston of Auxier, and Leslie Houston of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Avonelle Jenkins
1948-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Park Chapel for Avonelle Jenkins, 68, of Catlettsburg, who passed away Friday, Nov. 25 at Boyd Nursing & Rehab Center in Ashland.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Brenda Bailey Collins
1948-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. at the Flat Gap Baptist Church for Brenda Bailey Collins, 68, of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 26 at her residence.
Burial was in the Skaggs Town Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Deborah Conley Howe
1952-2016

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, for Deborah Conley Howe, 64, who passed away Monday, Nov. 28 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Jonathan Glen Watson
1977-2016

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. at the Peaceful Valley Church for Jonathan Glen Watson, 38, of Wittensville, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Burial was in the Watson Family Cemetery at Wittensville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Nancy Ann Crain Horne
1935-2016

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m. at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church for Nancy Ann Crain Horne, 81, of Staffordsville, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 24 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.
Burial was in the Walker-Horne Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Patty Jean McKenzie
1955-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church for Patty Jean McKenzie, 61, of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Nov. 25 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.


11-18-2016 Obituaries
Betty Walters
1928-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, for Betty Walters, 88, of Williamsport, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16 at her residence.
Mrs. Walters was born March 21, 1928 in Paintsville, daughter of the late William Jefferson and Vinnie Ellen Fitchpatrick Ward. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Walters (March 29, 2001); four brothers, Seldon Ward, John P. Ward, Jeff Sherman “Tag” Ward and Lowell Ward; and one sister, Shirley Preston Davis.
Surviving are one son, John Calvin Walters II of Hammond; five daughters, Judy (Dan) Huff of Hillsville, Va., Rebecca (Jeffrey) Fountain of Columbus, Ohio, Deanna (Bobby) Hobson of Williamsport, Rhonda (Robert) Blanton of Flat Gap, and Marcia (John) Harmon of Stanton; one sister, Alberta Lent of Mitchville, Md.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. and until time of service on Saturday.
The service will be officiated by Mike Amos, with burial to follow in the Ward-Walters Cemetery at Williamsport.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Alfred ‘Al’ Deskins
1930-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Alfred “Al” Deskins, 86, of Thelma, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 2, 1930, son of the late Herbert Deskins Sr. and Grace Lee Honshell Deskins. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Gegie Deskins; and one sister, Joann Carol Deskins Branham.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Meade Deskins of Thelma; one brother, Herbert Jr. (Kathy) Deskins of Pikeville; his granddaughter, Carla Van Horn of Lexington; four great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Van Horn, Darrin Van Horn Jr., Blake Van Horn and Hayden Van Horn, all of Lexington; brother-in-law, Eck Branham of Nicholasville; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 18, 12-1 p.m.
The service will be officiated by Tobe Wheeler, with burial to follow in the J. F. Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Alice V. Stapleton
1943-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Alice V. Stapleton, 73, of Tutor Key, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15 at her residence.
Burial will be in the Stapleton Cemetery at Tutor Key.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


11-16-2016 Obituaries
Greg Burchett
1947-2016

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church for Greg Burchett, 69, of Staffordsville, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9 at his residence.
Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Davida Dawn Blackburn
1976-2016

Davida Dawn Blackburn, 40, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10 at UK Medical Center in Lexington.
Arrangements under the direction of the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home of Harrodsburg.

Janet ‘Sue’ Singleton
1953-2016

A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wabash, Ind., for Janet “Sue” Singleton, 63, of North Manchester, Ind., who passed away Monday, Nov. 7 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.
Inurnment will be the Falls Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff Hentgen Funeral Home of Wabash.

Rev. Willis W. Tackett
1940-2016

Rev. Willis W. Tackett, 76, of Chillicothe, Ohio, went to be with the Lord at 10:24 a.m. November 7, 2016, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe following a brief illness.
He was born March 20, 1940, in Paintsville, to the late Cecil and Ora (Haney) Tackett.
On May 22, 1982, he married the former Hannah J. Howard, who survives.
Also surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law Stephanie (Scott) Morehead, Chillicothe, Dottie (Joe) Preston, Paintsville; step-daughter Sue Ann Carroll, Grove City, Ohio; step-sons Kevin (Jill) Montgomery, Springfield, Ohio, and Shawn Montgomery, Chillicothe; grandchildren: Erika, Dakota, Skyler, Samantha, Matthew, Austin, Luther, Tina, Hannah, Jordan, Ella and Benny; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Cecil “Curtie” (Marlene) Tackett, Paintsville, Phillip (Sue) Tackett, Johnstown, Ohio, Lee (Kathy) Tackett, Wabash, Ind.; a sister, Jane (Paul) Mead, Paintsville, KY; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Melissa “Missy” Nelson; and a sister Alma Wright.
Willis was a pastor at Schooley Chapel Community Church for over 30 years. He also worked for Ross County Children Services before retiring in 2001. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping in Bellefontaine. He loved to serve the Lord and always appreciated when someone came to know the Lord.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at the Haller Funeral Home & Crematory, in Chillicothe, with Rev. Kenneth Wright and Rev. Arlie Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Roland Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
His online guestbook is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com
This is a paid obituary.

Forest F. Pelfrey
1932-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. at the Little Mud Lick Church of God for Forest F. Pelfrey, 84, of Staffordsville, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 12 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Frankie Edith Patrick
1927-2016

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Frankie Edith Patrick, 89, of Staffordsville, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Salyersville Nursing Home in Salyersville.
Burial was in the Brown Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Jack ‘Red’ Auxier
1933-2016

Jack “Red” Auxier, 83, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died at 2:07 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born on March 20, 1933 in Paintsville, the son of the late Dick and Sarah Stapleton Auxier. On August 28, 1954, he married the former Elsie Ramey who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Judy (Ron) Hagerty of Frankfort, Ohio, and Shirley (Robert) Sever of Washington C.H., Ohio; four grandchildren, Amy (Nick) McDonald, Jason (Susan) Sever, Mike (Abbie) Hagerty, Jackie (Luke) James, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by five brothers and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Auxier, great-grandson, Jacob, four sisters and two brothers.
Red enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren. He loved hunting and fishing, feeding and watching the birds, and his dog, Sam. Jack worked for many years in highway construction.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in the Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call on the Auxier family at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Those wishing to sign Red’s online register book may do so at www.ebrightfuneralhome.com.
This is a paid obituary.

James Albert ‘P.A.’ Butcher
1932-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Albert “P.A.” Butcher, 82, of River, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 13 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Burial was in the Butcher Family Cemetery at River.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Margaret Honeycutt Craft
1924-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Margaret Honeycutt Craft, 92, of Meally, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 12 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Burial will be in the Craft Family Cemetery at Meally.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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