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03-27-2015 Obituaries
Joanne E. Padgett
1946-2015

Joanne E. Padgett, 68, of River, passed away Tuesday, March 24.
Mrs. Padgett was born Oct. 4, 1946 in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late John A. and Dorothea Bishop. She was a supervisor at Vista Royal Condominium Assoc. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Padgett.
Surviving are three sons, Patrick Wesley Padgett of Vero Beach, Fla., John Paul Fitzgerald Padgett of Lowmansville, and Robert Thomas Padgett of Cleveland, Ga.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Courtesy of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


3-25-15 Obituaries
Bobby Gene Williams
1958-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Bobby Gene Williams, 57, of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, March 22 at his residence.
Mr. Williams was born March 1, 1958 in Lawrence County, son of James A. Williams of Paintsville, and the late Patricia Robinson Williams. He was employed by Paintsville Utilities.
Surviving in addition to his father are one daughter, Angela Michelle Williams of Winchester; two brothers, Billy Williams of Paintsville, and Kenny (Joy) Williams of Warsaw, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Harry Neal Frisby, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Charles R. Music
1937-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, March 23, 3 p.m. at the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home for Charles R. Music of Springfield, Ohio, who passed away Friday, March 20 at Villa Springfield.
Mr. Music was born July 26, 1937 at Hager Hill, son of the late Russell and Alice Hall Music. He was a U. S. Army veteran; a member of the Yellow Springs Lodge #421 F & AM; and he was retired from International Truck and Engine. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nordean Music; his son, Alan Music; three brothers, Wilbur, Russell Jr., and Bruce Music; and two sisters, Evelyn Delong and Flossie Kiel.
Surviving are one daughter, Bonita (Frank) Barbee; one sister, Ruth McKenzie; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield.
Courtesy of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Marjorie LeGrande
1926-2015

Marjorie LeGrande went to her Heavenly home on March 18, 2015.
She was born January 30, 1926, to Arthur Waring Phillis and Rusha Kirk Phillis in Paintsville, where she grew up. She attended Lindenwood College for Women (now Lindenwood University), in St. Charles, Missouri., studying music and earning a Business Certificate. She had legal secretarial experience and also real estate and administrative experience.
Ormond Beach became her home in 1949. In 1977 she relocated to Daytona Beach and then to Bishop’s Glen retirement center in 2014. She became a charter member of Ormond Beach Methodist Church (First United Methodist), participating in the choir, activities of United Methodist Women, Life Group, and Seekers Class.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Walter LeGrande; her sister, Patsy Wells; and brother Phillip, who died in our United States Military service as a Navy pilot in WWII and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Survivors include her niece, Jane Wells (Keith) Green, Jane’s children - Danny (Lisa) Muncie and John Duncan (Beverly) Muncie; Danny’s children - Sarah and Chris Muncie, and John’s son Andrew, all of Winchester; her step-daughters, Kathryn (Kenneth) LeGrande Lundstrom of Durham, N. C. and Nancy LeGrande Hayes of Greensboro, N. C. and their children.
A memorial service and private funeral will take place in Ormond Beach, Fla.
This is a paid obituary.

Kenneth Caudill
1949-2015

Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, 11 a.m. at the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church for Kenneth Caudill, 65, of Swamp Branch, who passed away Monday, March 16 at his residence.
Mr. Caudill was born March 23, 1949 in Johnson County, son of the late Ivan and Maxie Click Caudill. He was a diesel mechanic. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Caudill.
Surviving is one brother, Chester “Chet” Caudill of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
The service was officiated by Joe Scott, with burial in the Pete Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Clyde Meek
1925-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Clyde Meek, 89, of Williamsport, who passed away Friday, March 20 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Mr. Meek was born Oct. 16, 1925 in Johnson County, son of the late Elias Meek and Mary Staniford Meek. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ellen Meek; five brothers, Junior, Henry, Grover, Hobert, and Daniel Meek; and one sister, Daisy Pike.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Ray (Angel) Meek of Myrtle Beach, N. C., and Clyde Meek Jr., of Beauty; two daughters, Billie Jean (Kenny) Caudill of Williamsport, and Karen Pauley of Letart, W. Va.; one sister, Estelle Fyffe of Newark, Ohio; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
The service was officiated by Dorsey Fields, with burial in the Meek Family Cemetery at Williamsport.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Jane Preston
1930-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 25, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jane Preston, 84, of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, March 21 at her residence.
Mrs. Preston was born Sept. 9, 1930 in Paintsville, daughter of the late L. and Lena Oppenheimer Siler. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Preston.
Surviving are two sons, Ray E. Preston II of Lexington, and Rick Preston of Paintsville; one daughter, Cathy Meadows of Flat Gap; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Roger Goble, with burial to follow in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

John Allen Bohannan
1930-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for John Allen Bohannan of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, March 20 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Mr. Bohannan was born Nov. 8, 1930 in Portageville, Mo., son of the late John D. and Murray Margaret Miller Bohannan. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, David (Melissa) Bohannan of Lancaster, Calif., and Mark C. Bohannan of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; four daughters, Karen Wesley of St. Joseph, Mo., Cathy Bohannan of Pikeville, Rebecca (Ron) Carey of Danville, and Lisa Howard of Paintsville; one sister, Judy Novack of Michigan; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Ken Spurrier, with burial in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast at Greenup.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


3-20-15 Obitauries
Patricia Ann Walters
1934-2015

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 20, 7 p.m. at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw, Ind., for Patricia Ann Walters, 81, of Warsaw, who passed away Tuesday, March 17 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind.
Mrs. Walters was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Eddrell and Opal Stanley Miller. She was an employee for the Census Bureau for many years; and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gene S. Walters, and one son, Taulbee Walters.
Surviving are two sons, Eddrell Stuart Walters of Versailles, and Terry (Michelle) Walters of Warsaw; four daughters, Leslie Golden and Carmen (Ken) Fraley, both of Silver Lake, Ind., Tami Spencer of Warsaw, and Dawn R. (Robert) Spears of East Point; two sisters, Madonna Chappell, Fla., and Joyce Bennett of Mishawaka, Ind.; three brothers, Tony Miller, Bob Miller and Ed Miller Jr., all of Florida; 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel of Warsaw.


Verna Helton Adams Fairchild
1917-2015

Verna Helton Adams Fairchild, 97, of Salyersville, passed away March 17, 2015 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, surrounded by her loving daughters and grandchildren.
Born on July 24, 1917 in Magoffin County, Verna was the daughter of Lacey and Dollie Francis Helton. She graduated from Campbellsville College in 1936 before marrying her beloved John “Shug” Adams. After their marriage, Verna and Shug taught several years in Magoffin County before owning the Adams Appliance Store and the Ivy Point Motel.
A strong believer in the power of education, Verna took enormous pride in seeing all of daughters and grandchildren attend college. She was also well-known for her love and fierce devotion to family, a life-long enjoyment of gardening, a kitchen filled with home-cooked food, and her quick-witted intelligence and humor. Dedicated to her faith, Verna was a long-standing member of the Salyersville First Baptist Church.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents, John H. Adams and Herschel Fairchild; two brothers, Garland and Lawson Helton; and one son-in-law, Dale Clemons.
She is survived by five daughters; Patty Setser of Paintsville, Brenda McCullough of Corvallis, Ore., Lou Clemons of Bright, Ind., Linda (Glen) Martin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joan (Frank) Yocum of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Paula (Mitch) Setser-Kissick, Katrine (Rob) Burris, Tonya (Erland) Arning, Sheri (Kevin) Setser-Legg, Heather Clemons, Stacy Martin and Alexander (Kellan) McCullough; 10 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Chaela, Jourdan, Colby, Kasey, Zoe, Addie, Zeke, Mirabel and Milo; and five siblings, Berlin and Herlin Helton, Corma Howard and Yvonne Jenkins.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. at the Magoffin County Funeral Home, 817 Parkway Drive, Salyersville, Ky., on Friday, March 20, 2015.
The funeral and celebration service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Salyersville First Baptist Church, followed by burial in the Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville.
This is a paid obituary.


3-18-15 Obituaries
Wandena Young
1937-2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Wandena Young, 77, of Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, March 12 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Mrs. Young was born April 16, 1937 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Leonard and Sylvia Collins Dennison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Young; one son, Ronald Gene Young; one brother, Prince Dennison; and two sisters, Eunice Hites and Eileen Stambaugh.
Surviving are one son, Leroy (Becky) Young of Van Lear; two daughters, Greta (Ben) Tackett of Staffordsville, and Melanie (Greg) Cantrell of Red Bush; one brother, Claude (Faye) Dennison of Catlettsburg; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Joe Hill, with burial in the Wells-Collins Cemetery at Daniels Creek.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Benita Stambaugh
1956-2015

Graveside services were held Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. at the Stambaugh Church of Christ Cemetery at Stambaugh, for Benita Stambaugh, 58, of Thelma, who passed away Thursday, March 12.
Mrs. Stambaugh was born Oct. 13, 1956 in Paintsville, daughter of Okie Patrick Stambaugh of Sitka, and the late Minyard Stambaugh. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Stambaugh.
Surviving are one son, A. J. Stambaugh of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; one daughter, Ashley Stambaugh of Thelma; one brother, Minyard Carl Stambaugh of Sitka; and two sisters, Tamera McKenzie of Paintsville, and Pamela Jenkins of Flat Gap.
The service was officiated by James Roger VanHoose.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Dora M. Daniel
1934-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dora M. Daniel, 80, of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, March 13.
Mrs. Daniel was born March 20, 1934 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Claude and Ruby Blair Hamilton.
Surviving are her husband, Paul E. Daniel, of Paintsville; two sons, Jeffery Paul Daniel of Paintsville, and David Daniel of Sitka; two daughters, Cheryl Davis of Sitka and Shawn Gullett of Paintsville; four sisters, Helen Welch and Kay Slone, both of Tutor Key, Margaret Stroud of Charleston, W. Va., and Ann Blanton of Sciotoville, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by John Scarbro, with burial in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Georgine Caudill
1938-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m. at the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church for Georgine Caudill, 77, of Staffordsville, who passed away Saturday, March 14 at her residence.
Ms. Caudill was born Jan. 21, 1938 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Edgar and Wonnie Conley Caudill. She had worked as a server with Dairy Queen in Paintsville and Prestonsburg. She was also preceded in death by one son, Paul David Caudill; one daughter, Cathy Jean Heuser; one brother, Darwin Caudill; two sisters, Daisy Ratliff and Dorothy May; and one grandson, James Michael Perkowski.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Ray Caudill of East Point, William B. Caudill of Sitka, and Charles A. Caudill of Roy, Washington; three daughters, Anita Sue Caudill of Boaz, Ala., Nancy Lynn Caudill ofJohnson City, Tenn., Melissa Ann Sullivan of Whitehouse, Texas; one brother, Donald Ray “Doc” Caudill of Leander; two sisters, Doris Ann Brown of Louisa, and Geraldine Nancy Brown of Lexington; special companion, Clarence Lyons; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Joe Scott and Donald Ray Caudill, with burial to follow in the Taylor Family Cemetery at Nippa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

James Gregory Hamilton
1948-2015

In Celebration of Life services were held Sunday, March 15, 3 p.m. at the Pikeville Airport Hanger in Pikeville, for James Gregory Hamilton, 66, of Flat Gap, who passed away Wednesday, March 11 at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.
Mr. Hamilton was born Aug. 28, 1948 in Wyandotte, Mich., son of the late George David and Flora Ducina Hamilton. He was a part of the Mountain Arts Center and Kentucky Opry, a Vietnam War vet, and a business accountant.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Carroll Hamilton of Flat Gap; one son, Christopher Ginter of Morehead; one daughter, Brooke Ginter of Lexington; two brothers, George David Hamilton Jr. of Taylor, Mich., and John Wallace Hamilton of Lexington; and one sister, Mary Jane Logan of Taylor, Mich.
The service was officiated by Elder Joe Carroll.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Janet Marie Wheeler Mollett
1957-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Janet Marie Wheeler Mollett, 57, of Blaine, who passed away Saturday, March 14 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Mollett was born July 16, 1957 in Franklin County, Ohio, daughter of the late Francis Eugene Wheeler and Pearly Jane McCoy Hashman. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Thompson.
Surviving are her husband, Edgar Mollett of Blaine; one son, Mark Mollett II of Blaine; three step-sons, Marvin Mollett, Jeffery Mollett, and Edgar Mollett Jr., all of Ohio; two daughters, Debra (Timothy) Wells and Donnie (Scott) Burchett, both of Blaine; son-in-law, John Thompson; two brothers, Russell Hashman and Mark Wheeler, both of Louisa; one sister, Teresa Wheeler of Louisa; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Jimmy VanHoose, with burial to follow in the Mollett Family Cemetery at Blaine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


3-13-2015 Obituaries
Charles Edward Cantrell
1943-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Edward Cantrell, 71, of Staffordsville, who passed away Thursday, March 5 at his residence.
Mr. Cantrell was born Nov. 13, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late John and Margaret Hayes Cantrell. He was owner of Cantrell’s Slaughter. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Sue Crider Cantrell of Staffordsville; three sons, John Edward (Debra Ann) Cantrell of Hager Hill, James Charles (Anita Sue) Cantrell of Flat Gap, and Bryan (Crystal) Cantrell of Martha; one brother, John Cantrell Jr. of Staffordsville; one sister, Virginia Ann Cantrell Stewart of Churchville, Va.; and three grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Phillip Keeton, with burial in the Cantrell Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Esther Ann Fitch
1958-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Esther Ann Fitch, 56, of Meally, who passed away Saturday, March 7 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Mrs. Fitch was born Aug. 6, 1958 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Malcolm and Aileen Collins Honeycutt. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Nathan and Marvin Honeycutt; and two sisters, Carleen Oney and Emma Lynn.
Surviving are her husband, Bobby Fitch of Meally; two sons, Gary Fitch of Meally and Joe Fitch of Louisa; one brother, Joe Honeycutt of Lawrence County; five sisters, Loretta Robinson of W. Va., Norma Brown of Paintsville, Glenda Lester of Lawrence County, Tracey and Stacey Honeycutt, both of Martha; and four grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Roger Music, with burial in the Fitch Family Cemetery at Meally.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Frances Marie Young
1942-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, March 9, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Frances Marie Young, 72, of Blaine, who passed away Friday, March 6 at her residence.
Mrs. Young was born May 3, 1942 at Sitka, daughter of the late Richard and Trennie Jayne Hayden. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Billy and David Young, both of Blaine; one daughter, Judy Arms of Wooster, Ohio; one step-son, Sam Young of Charlotte, N. C.; three brothers, Acie Hayden of Van Lear, Grant Hayden of Huntington, W. Va., and Sherd Hayden of Wittensville; one sister, Elsie Sue Clark of Wittensville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Roger Hill, with burial in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home

James Walter Davis
1972-2015

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for James Walter Davis, 43, of East Point, who passed away Wednesday, March 11 at his residence.
Mr. Davis was born Feb. 13, 1972 in Paintsville, son of Mildred Spradlin Davis of East Point and the late Simon Davis.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Dana Baldwin Davis of East Point; one son, Simon (Megan) Davis of Hager Hill; one sister Jennifer Davis of East Point; and three grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by the Rev. Ronnie Spriggs, with burial to follow in the Davis Family Cemetery at East Point.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Opal Castle Rice
1925-2015

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Opal Castle Rice, 89, of Oil Springs, who passed away Tuesday, March 10 in Ashland.
Mrs. Rice was born Nov. 24, 1925 at Nippa, daughter of the late Walter and Hester Burchett Castle. She was a retired teacher with the Johnson County School system. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie E. Rice; and infant daughter, Anita Rice.
Surviving is one son, Kevin Rice of Oil Springs.
The service will be officiated by J. D. Rice and Jr. Womack, with burial in the Rice Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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