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4-17-2015 Obituaries
Joel Leroy Salyer
1927-2015

Private family services were held Wednesday, April 15, at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home in Elyria, Ohio, for Joel Leroy Salyer, 88, of Elyria, who passed away Friday, April 10, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Salyer was born March 20, 1927 in Johnson County, son of the late Harry B. and Hester Mae Sturgill Salyer. He was retired from the United States Steel/National Tube in Lorain, Ohio; a U. S. WWII Army veteran; and attended the Pentecostal Foursquare Churches. He was also preceded in death by Eugel Salyer, Eugene Salyer, and Harry Russell Salyer.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jennette Fyffe Salyer of Elyria; two son, Ronald (Camille) Salyer of Seguin, Texas and Kevin (Tina) Salyer of LaGrange, Ohio; one sister, Betty Jo Wolf of Amherst, Ohio; three grandsons, and one granddaughter.
The service was officiated by Pastor Scott Skeens of the Sheffield Church of God, with interment at the Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst, Ohio.
Arrangements under the direction of the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria, Ohio.

Linda Gail Johnson
1946-2015

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, 12 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Linda Gail Johnson, 68, of Prestonsburg, who passed away Tuesday, April 14 at her residence.
Ms. Johnson was born April 15, 1946 in Pike County, daughter of the late Charlie and Victoria Matilda Johnson. She was a purchasing manager for a coal company. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Wright; and one sister, Lorraine Arnett.
Surviving are one son, Charles (Micki) Tuozzo, of Nippa; two sisters, Betty White, of Prestonsburg and Peggy Dean Rice of Mich.; and one grandchild.
The service will be officiated by Pastor Randy Damron, with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


4-15-2015 Obituaries
Goldia Osborne Chaffin
1924-2015

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 16, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Goldia Osborne Chaffin, 91, of Louisa, who passed away Monday, April 13 at her residence.
Mrs. Chaffin was born March 2, 1924, daughter of the late Elijah Osborne and Bessie Spence Osborne. She was a retired school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Chaffin; one daughter, Jenell Maria Chaffin; two brothers, Charles and Grover Osborne; and two sisters, Myrtle Osborne Preston and Belva Osborne.
Surviving is one daughter, Rhonella Chaffin of Louisa.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 15, 1-9 p.m. and on Thursday, April 16, 11 a.m. until time of service
The service will be officiated by Emanuel Ferguson and Bobby Perry, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Frelan Bradbury
1917-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Frelan Bradbury, 97, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, April 9 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Mr. Bradbury was born Dec. 31, 1917 in Lynburn, W. Va., son of the late Lon and Ethel Wright Bradberry. He was a decorated WWII Air Force veteran; an instructor at the Mayo Technical School until his retirement; and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Bradbury.
Surviving are a special cousin, Doris Ann (Perry) Cutlip; nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
The service was officiated by Dr. Wayne Cornett, with burial in the Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery at Barbourville, W. Va.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Leonard ‘Tuck’ Pickle
1946-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, 11 a.m. at the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church for Leonard “Tuck” Pickle, 68, of Oil Springs, who passed away Thursday, April 9 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Mr. Pickle was born May 11, 1946 at Oil Springs, son of the late Mertie and Ruie Conley Pickle. He had been an employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways. He was also preceded in death by one son, Kevin Leonard Pickle; one brother, Marion Slone Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Robinson and Garnet Wright.
Surviving are three daughters, Denise Hall of Tutor Key, Jodi Collins of Meally, and Robin Scott of Princeton, W. Va.; one step-son, Mark Reffett of Trenton, Texas; one brother, Donald Slone of Oil Springs; two sisters, Dora Williams of Richmond, Mich., and Romaine Davis of Grove City, Ohio; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Lindsey Meade and Justin Williams, with burial in the Conley Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Noah Daniel Rider
1994-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 15, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Noah Daniel Rider, 20, of East Point, who passed away Friday, April 10 in Perry County.
Mr. Rider was born Nov. 20, 1994 in Hamilton County, Tenn., son of Gordan “Gordie” Rider and Julianne Gray Rider. He was preceded in death by one nephew, Talon Brown.
Surviving in addition to his parents are, five sisters, Sarah Brown, Rebekah Rider and Berea Caudill, all of Staffordsville, Hannah Rider of Van Lear, and Abigail Rowland of Langley; and one brother, Jeremiah Rider of East Point.
The service will be officiated by Paul Aiken, with burial to follow in the Robinson Family Cemetery at East Point.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Rosa Lee Johnson Craft
1952-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m. at the Meally Church of Christ at Meally, for Rosa Lee Johnson Craft, 62, of Thelma, who passed away Thursday, April 9.
Mrs. Craft was born Sept. 9, 1952 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Steve and Nora Donnie Hall Johnson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Garland, Gardner and Claude Johnson; and three sisters, Birdie Spears, Lorie Craft, and Peggy Case.
Surviving are her husband, Arbie Craft; four sons, Michael, Jason, Tommy and Jeffrey Craft, all of Thelma; one daughter, Patty Craft Bangham of Thelma; three brothers, Clarence and Ronnie Johnson, both of Prestonsburg, and Russell Johnson of Van Lear; and six grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Brett McKenzie, with burial in the Craft Family Cemetery of Meally.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


4-10-2015 Obituaries
Bethany Ann Banks Reeseman
1972-2015

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Bethany Ann Banks Reeseman, 42, of Van Lear, who passed away Wednesday, April 8 at her residence.
Ms. Reeseman was born Dec. 7, 1972 in Kokomo, Ind., daughter of Lloyd Alvis Banks of Van Lear, and Clara Lucille Damewood Banks of Kokomo.
Surviving in addition to her parents are one son, Samuel Zane Reeseman; one daughter, Sydney Abigail Reeseman, both of Van Lear; two brothers, Darrell Banks of Van Lear, and Randy Banks of Thelma; and one sister, Darlene Ramey of Van Lear.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, April 9, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday, April 10, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The service will be officiated by Roger Hill, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Darrick ‘Ryan’ Haywood
2011-2015

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Darrick “Ryan” Haywood, 3, of Oil Springs, who passed away Saturday, April 4 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Infant Haywood was born Nov. 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Mason and Whitney Preston Haywood of Oil Springs.
Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Austin William Haywood of Oil Springs; paternal grandparents, Greg and Debbie Haywood of Prestonsburg; and maternal grandparents, Darrick and Donna Preston of Oil Springs.
The service was officiated by Mark Tackett with burial in the Colvin Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Sarah Catherine Mae Dutton
1969-2015

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 10, 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, for Sarah Catherine Mae Dutton, 45, of Staffordsville, who passed away Sunday, April 5 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Dutton was born July 3, 1969 in Hardin County, daughter of Susan Woodring Huff of Haughton, La., and Jesse Earl Nall of Elizabethtown. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by an aunt, Edna Robby Russell; and two grandfathers, Junior Nall and George Woodring.
Surviving in addition to her parents are, one brother, Joshua Klinglesmith of Alvin, Texas; two sisters, Kristee Rutland of Huntsville, Ala., and Jeanie Clinton of Texas City, Texas; her grandmothers, Edna Krahn of Harned and Josephine Nall of Elizabethtown.
Burial will be in the Blueball Baptist Church Cemetery in Hardin County.
Arrangements under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Danny Lee Rice
1950-2015

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Danny Lee Rice, 65, of Stambaugh, who passed away Wednesday, April 8.
Mr. Rice was born Jan. 10, 1950 in Johnson County, son of Shirley Branham Rice of Prestonsburg and the late James Roger Rice. He was also preceded in death his wife, Sharon Rice.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Danette (Gene) Davis of Nashville, Tenn., and Dana (Danny) Smith of Stambaugh; one half-brother, Jimmie Rice of Mobile, Ala.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Friday, April 10, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. until time of service.
The service will be officiated by Rick Cordial and Roger Jordan, with burial to follow in the Rice Cemetery at Stambaugh.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Mary Daniels
1918-2015

Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. at the Jess Daniel Cemetery at River, for Mary Daniels, 96, of River, who passed away Monday, April 6 at Pikeville.
Mrs. Daniels was born Dec. 16, 1918 in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Anna Novotny. She was a contractor with Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Surviving are two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two nephews and four nieces.
The service will be officiated by Russell Lemaster.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


4-8-2015 Obituaries
Arby Ward
1925-2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church for Arby Ward, 89, of Tipp City, Ohio, who passed away Wednesday, April 1 at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Ward was born Nov. 20, 1925, son of the late Bascum Clark and Zella Preston. He was a WWII Navy veteran, and an auto/body repairman.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Ward of Tipp City; one son, James David (Debora) Ward; one daughter, Linda Lee (James) Smith; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Dewey Mac Mullins, Freddie Preston, and Eugene Wells, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Aretta Marie ‘Kitty’ Harmon
1966-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Aretta Marie “Kitty” Harmon, 48, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, March 28 at her residence.
Ms. Harmon was born Oct. 23, 1966 in Johnson County, daughter of Helen Pelphrey Harmon of Paintsville, and the late Quill Richard Harmon.
Surviving are one son, Aaron Blevins of Hager Hill; one daughter, Rebekah Roe of Paintsville; Dwane Richard Harmon of Charleston, S. C.; two sisters, Shelia Harmon and Teresa Harmon, both of Paintsville; and one grandson.
Burial will be in the Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Jeraldine ‘Jerry’ Preston
1928-2015

Graveside services were held Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, for Jeraldine “Jerry” Preston, 87, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, April 2 at U. K. Hospital in Lexington.
Mrs. Preston was born Jan. 10, 1928 in Floyd County, daughter of the late James and Tempie Bradford Foster. She was the owner of Paintsville Floral. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Thomas Preston.
Surviving are one son, James Milton (Suzy) Preston of Paintsville; one brother, Jack (Louise) Foster of South Shore; two sisters, Phyllis Spradlin of South Shore, and Sue (Everett) Burnett of Grayson; two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, and one adopted daughter, Dawn Rose (Ron) Kupper of Paducah.
The service was officiated by Ken Spurrier.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Loretta Moore Webb Peck
1923-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 7, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Loretta Moore Webb Peck, 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., who passed away Friday, April 3 at Community Hospice of Ferandina Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Peck was born May 15, 1923 in Martin County, daughter of the late Nelson Moore and Georgia Gillispie Litton. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, David Peck of Jacksonville; two sons, John (Karen) Webb of Sevierville, Tenn., and Billy (Bonnie) Webb of Jacksonville; two daughters, Diana (Gene) Ring of Nashville, Tenn., and Geraldine (George) Kasee of Stewart, Fla.; two brothers, Howard Litton of Meally, and William Litton Jr., of Lake Charles, La.; two sisters, Lillian O’Bryan of Hager Hill, and Phyllis Burchett of Stambaugh; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Webb-Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Michael Skaggs
1953-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Church in Lowmansville, for Michael Skaggs, 62, of Ulysses, who passed away Tuesday, March 10 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Mr. Skaggs was born Dec. 10, 1953 in Lowmansville, son of the late Herbert and Beulah Davis Skaggs. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Church.
Surviving are three sons, Ernest Michael Skaggs of Louisa, Brandon Wireman of Hager Hill, and John Michael Skaggs of Lowmansville; one daughter, Belinda VanHoose of Louisa; two brothers, Paul Skaggs of Lowmansville and Jeffery Skaggs of Ulysses; and one grandchild.
The service was officiated by Luther Dingus and John Skaggs, with burial in the Skaggs-Young Cemetery at Lowmansville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


4-3-2015 Obituaries
Larry Michael Webb
1947-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Larry Michael Webb, 67, of Van Lear, who passed away Friday, March 20 at his residence.
Mr. Webb was born July 29, 1947 in Paintsville, son of Geraldean Vires Webb and the late Chester Calvin Webb. He was a miner with Island Creek Coal.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Shirlene Music Webb of Van Lear; three sons, Michael Eugene Webb and Branden Curtis Webb, both of Hager Hill, and Calvin Webb of Van Lear; one brother, Danny Ray Webb of Van Lear; and one granddaughter.
The service was officiated by David Wells, with burial in the Webb Family Cemetery at Van Lear.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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