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5-22-2015 Obituaries
In Memory of
Dr. John Melvin Hall
July 9-1934-May 19, 2015

Dr. John Melvin Hall, age 80, passed away Tuesday, May 19 at the Medical Center in Scottsville.
The Magoffin County native was the son of the late Dr. Lloyd Melvin Hall and Virginia Elizabeth Harrod Hall. Dr. Hall was a member of Christ the King Catholic church; Phi Delta Theta; a former member of the American Medical Association and Kentucky Medical Association. Member of Scottsville Rotary Club, being awarded the Paul Harris Fellow and serving as past president. He was a Scottsville Hometown Hero and served the community through many civic duties.
He is survived by his wife, Birdie Dell Hall of Scottsville; two daughters, Beth McGinty (Mike) of Mt. Pleasant, S. C., and Vera (Richard) Gothard of Scottsville; three sons, John S. Hall Sr. of Scottsville, and Daniel L. (Mary Jane) Hall and Michael E. (Julie) Hall, both of Danville; one brother, Dr. William (Susanna) Hall of Somerset; one sister, Margaret Sturdivant of Reno, N. V.; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. CDT Friday, May 22, 2015 at the T. W. Crow and Son Funeral Home.
Visitation will resume 9 a.m. CDT until service time Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Christ the King Catholic Church.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, May 23 at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Burial will be 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 24, 2015 in the James McHenry Davis Cemetery in Paintsville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Christ the King Catholic Church Building Fund or the Laura Turner Dugas Foundation.
Condolences online at www.twcrowfuneralhome.com
Local arrangements by Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

David H. McCarty Sr.
1943-2015

David H. McCarty Sr. age 81 of Marion, Ohio went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. at the Heartland of Marion following an extended illness. David was born May 9, 1934 in Paintsville, to the late Gratts and Gladys (Lemaster) McCarty. He was a graduate of Oil Springs High School. Upon moving his family to Columbus, Ohio, he worked construction for George Igles many years before moving to Marion, Ohio, where he retired from Techumsa after more than 20 years of service. David enjoyed going to the Christian radio station to listen to the gospel singing. Before David’s health started to fail, he could be found listening and talking on his CB radio to friends and family. His CB name was “White Cadillac”. So in David’s words he would say (Well, good buddies you all have a good night. I will catch you on the flipside. This is White Cadillac signing off. David is survived by three daughters; Rita (Bruce) Emptage of LaRue, Ohio, Margie (William) Marshall of Marion, Ohio and Lorene (Leonard) Butcher of Salyersville; a son, David H. McCarty Jr. of Morral, Ohio; one sister, Faye Piatt of Springfield, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. David is also survived by a very special friend, Juanita Boseman of Marion, Ohio. Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by a son; Kenneth Joe McCarty, a daughter; Neva Jean McCarty, three brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm. Graveside services will be held on a later date. Our family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Bob Singh, Dr. Andrew Baker and the staff at Marion General Hospital and the staff at Heartland of Marion for the excellent care they provided to our father. In lieu of flowers the family request Memorial gifts to be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice Care Services.
This is a paid obituary.


5-20-2015 Obituaries
David H. McCarty Sr.
1943-2015

David H. McCarty Sr. age 81 of Marion, Ohio went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. at the Heartland of Marion following an extended illness. David was born May 9, 1934 in Paintsville, to the late Gratts and Gladys (Lemaster) McCarty. He was a graduate of Oil Springs High School. Upon moving his family to Columbus, Ohio, he worked construction for George Igles many years before moving to Marion, Ohio, where he retired from Techumsa after more than 20 years of service. David enjoyed going to the Christian radio station to listen to the gospel singing. Before David's health started to fail, he could be found listening and talking on his CB radio to friends and family. His CB name was "White Cadillac". So in David's words he would say (Well, good buddies you all have a good night. I will catch you on the flipside. This is White Cadillac signing off. David is survived by three daughters; Rita (Bruce) Emptage of LaRue, Ohio, Margie (William) Marshall of Marion, Ohio and Lorene (Leonard) Butcher of Salyersville; a son, David H. McCarty Jr. of Morral, Ohio; one sister, Faye Piatt of Springfield, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. David is also survived by a very special friend, Juanita Boseman of Marion, Ohio. Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by a son; Kenneth Joe McCarty, a daughter; Neva Jean McCarty, three brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm. Graveside services will be held on a later date. Our family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Bob Singh, Dr. Andrew Baker and the staff at Marion General Hospital and the staff at Heartland of Marion for the excellent care they provided to our father. In lieu of flowers the family request Memorial gifts to be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice Care Services.
This is a paid obituary.

Cynthia Lou Helton Whitt
1923-2015

Cynthia Lou Helton Whitt, 92, passed away at Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville on May 12, 2015, 10 days shy of her 93rd birthday. She was born in Oil Springs, daughter of the late Dewey and Nettie Helton.
She was a retired vice-president at First National Bank and enjoyed many years of retirement until her recent illnesses. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her son, Dr. John J. Whitt and daughter-in-law, Debbie Oakes Whitt, both of Louisville; her grandchildren, Shannon Anderson and Andrew Whitt of Louisville and Erin Whitt and her husband, Daniel Lancz of Fort Wayne; her great-grandchildren Samuel and Zachery Anderson of Louisville and Noah and Laken Lancz of Fort Wayne, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Bernie Whitt and by her siblings Irene Vance, Virginia Wolfe, Dewey Helton Jr., Dr. John C. Helton, and George Helton.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel at Staffordsville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.
The family would like to thank the staff on the 2nd floor of Treyton Oak Towers, Dr. Laura Morton, and Amy Varner, APRN, for their kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Employee Christmas Fund of Treyton Oak Towers (211 W. Oak St., Louisville, KY 40203).
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

John Mark Cooper
John Mark Cooper (66) passed away May 7, 2015 in St. Augustine Florida after an extended illness. He was a 1967 graduate of Paintsville High School, attended Transylvania University in Lexington and graduated from Morehead State University where he served as editor of school newspaper, The Trail Blazer. He resided in St. Augustine, Fla. where he owned and operated several businesses over the years. He was the son of Faye M. Cooper of Lexington and the late John E. Cooper. He is survived by his wife Sarah Kaye Powers Cooper; one son John Mark Cooper, Jr.; a daughter Elizabeth Vanessti and a granddaughter Alexandria Vanessti. Two brothers, Robin Cooper and Greg Cooper both of Lexington and a sister Mary Julia (Jill) Cooper Sawyer also of Lexington. A family celebration of life reception will be held at a later date. 
This is a paid obituary.


5-15-2015 Obituaries
Mary Filowiat
1938-2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Filowiat, 76, of Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, May 7 at Mountain Manor in Paintsville.
Mrs. Filowiat was born May 13, 1938 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Blair Hannah. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Filowiat; one brother, Freddie Jarrell Hannah; and two sisters, Phyllis Hannah and Freda Sue Hayden.
Surviving are her son, Doug Filowiat of Van Lear; six sisters, Ellaween Witten of Van Lear, Erma Tidwell of Tennessee, Betty Hatfield of Paintsville, Noralean James of Michigan, Francis Colvin of Stambaugh and Juanita Lilly of East Point; three grandchildren, Leia, Stephen and Marcus; and three great-grandchildren, Braiden, Braxton, and Kaylee.
The service was officiated by Arthur Scarberry, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Cynthia Lou Helton Whitt
1923-2015

Cynthia Lou Helton Whitt, 92, passed away at Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville on May 12, 2015, 10 days shy of her 93rd birthday. She was born in Oil Springs, daughter of the late Dewey and Nettie Helton.
She was a retired vice-president at First National Bank and enjoyed many years of retirement until her recent illnesses. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her son, Dr. John J. Whitt and daughter-in-law, Debbie Oakes Whitt, both of Louisville; her grandchildren, Shannon Anderson and Andrew Whitt of Louisville, and Erin Whitt and her husband, Daniel Lancz of Fort Wayne; her great-grandchildren Samuel and Zachery Anderson of Louisville and Noah and Laken Lancz of Fort Wayne, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Bernie Whitt, and by her siblings Irene Vance, Virginia Wolfe, Dewey Helton Jr., Dr. John C. Helton, and George Helton.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel at Staffordsville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.
The family would like to thank the staff on the 2nd floor of Treyton Oak Towers, Dr. Laura Morton, and Amy Varner, APRN, for their kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Employee Christmas Fund of Treyton Oak Towers (211 W. Oak St., Louisville, KY 40203).
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

John Mark Cooper
John Mark Cooper, 66, passed away May 7, 2015 in St. Augustine Florida after an extended illness. He was a 1967 graduate of Paintsville High School, attended Transylvania University in Lexington and graduated from Morehead State University where he served as editor of school newspaper, The Trail Blazer. He resided in St. Augustine, Fla. where he owned and operated several businesses over the years. He was the son of Faye M. Cooper of Lexington and the late John E. Cooper. He is survived by his wife Sarah Kaye Powers Cooper; one son John Mark Cooper, Jr.; a daughter Elizabeth Vanessti and a granddaughter Alexandria Vanessti. Two brothers, Robin Cooper and Greg Cooper both of Lexington and a sister Mary Julia (Jill) Cooper Sawyer also of Lexington. A family celebration of life reception will be held at a later date. 
This is a paid obituary.


5-13-2015 Obituaries
Calvin P. Herrick
1931-2015

Calvin P. Herrick, Jr. 83 years of age, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Prestonsburg Health Care Center. Born June 3, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Calvin Pardoe Herrick, Sr. and Helen Cochrane Herrick.
Calvin was a former superintendent of Compressor Stations as an engineer for KY @ W VA Gas Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1956 where he held several board positions and served as treasurer for the past 10 years. He was a former member of the Prestonsburg Kawanias Club a member of the Mended Hearts a Kentucky Colonel a volunteer at Highlands Regional Medical Center and served on the board of the Prestonsburg Housing Authority. He was a graduate of Davidson Elkins College in Elkins, W VA.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Stout Herrick of Prestonsburg, 3 sons: Robert Bradley Herrick and his wife Pam of Prestonsburg, Calvin Gregory Herrick and his wife Ann of Lake Wiley, South Carolina, Alan Jeffery Herrick and his wife Lori of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; 6 grandchildren: Sara Elizabeth Williford, Emily Logan Herrick, Jacob Cochrane Herrick, Robert Brooks Herrick, Katherine Elizabeth Herrick, Scott Jeffery Herrick and 1 great grandchild, Ryder Elizabeth Williford.
Funeral services were held at 11a.m. on Monday, May 11th, at the Prestonsburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerri Williams officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 256 S. Arnold Ave., Prestonsburg, KY 41653
The family has entrusted arrangements to the Carter Funeral Home.

Mary Filowiat
1938-2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Filowiat, 76, of Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, May 7 at Mountain Manor in Paintsville.
Mrs. Filowiat was born May 13, 1938 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Blair Hannah. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Filowiat; one brother, Freddie Jarrell Hannah; and two sisters, Phyllis Hannah and Freda Sue Hayden.
Surviving are her son, Doug Filowiat of Van Lear; six sisters, Ellaween Witten of Van Lear, Erma Tidwell of Tennessee, Betty Hatfield of Paintsville, Noralean James of Michigan, Francis Colvin of Stambaugh and Juanita Lilly of East Point; three grandchildren, Leia, Stephen and Marcus; and three great-grandchildren, Braiden, Braxton, and Kaylee.
The service was officiated by Arthur Scarberry, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Ray D. Mollette Jr.
1957-2015

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 13, 1 p.m. at the Fairchild Family Cemetery at Flat Gap for Ray D. Mollette Jr., 58, of Paintsville.
The service will be officiated by James Roger Vanhoose. The service is under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Douglas E. Borders
1927-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Douglas E. Borders, 87, of River.
J.K. Caudill will officiate. Burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.


5-8-2015 Obituaries
Hattie Lou Wilson
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Hattie Lou Wilson, 76, of Blaine, who passed away Monday, May 4.

Burgess Blanton
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, 6 p.m. at the Burcham-Jennings Funeral Home in Fairborn, Ohio, for Burgess Blanton, 75, husband of Toby Blanton, who passed away Tuesday, May 5 in Ohio. Visitation will be Monday, May 11, 4-6 p.m.



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