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8-16-2017 Obituaries
Sally D. Castle
1934-2017

Sally D. Castle, age 82 of Mount Gilead, Ohio, died Thursday, August 13, 2017 at Marion General Hospital.
She was born on October 3, 1934 in Kentucky to the late Gus Hayes Sr. and Jessie Virginia (Daniels) Hayes. Sally worked for I.T.T. in the repair department for 25 years. She collected baby dolls and enjoyed going to garage sales. On June 19, 1957 Sally married Elmer “Sonny” Castle in Paintsville, who preceded her in death on April 27, 2009.
Sally is survived by a son, Elmer D. Castle of Mt. Gilead; siblings, Mabel (Denzel) Young of Ashtabula, Ohio, John (Pamela) Hayes and Glen “Brock” (Betty) Hayes both of Cincinnati, Ohio.
In addition to her husband and parents, Sally was preceded in death by a son, David B. Castle; three sisters, Christian Lafferty, Margarite Cantrell, and Lucille “Tootsie” McFaden; three brothers, South G. Hayes, Claude E. Hayes and Gus Hayes Jr.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 State Route 95 W., Edison, OH 43320. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating.
Another visitation in Kentucky will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, 3804 State Highway 321, Hager Hill. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. and the burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 State Route 95 W., Edison, OH 43320.
Those wishing to share a memory of Sally or to express a condolence to the Castle family may do so by visiting www.gompffh.com.
Arrangements are by the Gompf Funeral Service of Cardington, Ohio and Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Anna Ruth Butcher
1931 – 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 13 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Anna Ruth Butcher, 86, of Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, August 10 at the Greg and Noreen Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

Don Elmond Ramey
1953-2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Don Elmond Ramey, 64, of Thelma, who passed away Friday, Aug. 11 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ethel Colvin
1920 – 2017

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Ethel Colvin, 97, of Oil Springs, who passed away Wednesday, August 9 in her home.
Burial will follow in the Colvin Family Cemetery in Oil Springs.
Arrangements are under the care of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Marvin Daniels
1969 – 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 13 at the Hurricane United Baptish Church for Marvin Daniels, 48, of Boons Camp, who passed away at his residence.
Burial followed at the Earl Preston Cemetery in Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the care of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Randy Dale Wray
1962 – 2017

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Dale Wray, 55, of Hagerhill, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9 at his residence.
Burial followed at the family cemetery in Hagerhill.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

Robbie D. Lemaster
1968 – 2017

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 15 at the Cannon Chapel Enterprise Baptist Church in Flat Gap for Robbie D. Lemaster, 49, of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, August 13 at his son’s residence.
Burial followed at the family cemetery in Oil Springs.
Arrangements were under the care of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-11-2017 Obituaries
Casey Jones
1958-2017

Casey Jones, 59, of Barbourville, passed away Saturday morning, July 29, 2017 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. He was a son of the late Walton and Garnet Boyd Jones born on February 23, 1958 in Ashland.
Casey was an electrical superintendent with Barbourville Utilities and a member of the First Baptist Church of Barbourville, where he was active in AWANA and served as a bus driver. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 187 F & AM and the Oleika Shrine Temple. Casey enjoyed fishing, cooking, was an avid UK and Reds fan and dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren.
On June 1, 1984, he united in marriage with Susan Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Jones, a brother-in-law, John A. VanHoose, a nephew, Lee A. Jones and his father-in-law, Calvin T. Smith.
Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Jones of Barbourville; three children, Walton Casey Jones and wife, Annie, of Paintsville, Nancy Hannah Asher and husband, Christopher, of London and Callie Elizabeth Martin and husband, Eric, of Barbourville; two sisters, Wilma VanHoose and Geraldine Ramey and husband, Gene, all of Ashland; five grandchildren, McKenzie Asher, Kaidence Martin, Paisley Martin, Charleston Ryker Martin and Aspyn Asher; his mother-in-law, Nancy Smith of Barbourville; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service was conducted at the First Baptist Church of Barbourville Thursday, August 3 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Neal officiating. He was laid to rest in the Jones Family Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Shawn Smith, Sam Watts, Steve Smith, Brandon Mills, Charles Willis, Larry Smith, Adam Smith and Tommy Scalf. Honorary bearers were employees of Barbourville Utilities, Barbourville Fire Department, Bailey Switch Fire Department, Barbourville Police Department and all other city employees.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

Martha “Marty” McKenzie Castle
1942 – 2017

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 13 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel for Martha “Marty” McKenzie Castle, 75, of Cottageville, W.Va., who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, W.Va.
Burial will follow at the McKenzie Family Cemetery in Nippa.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.


8-9-2017 Obituaries
Casey Jones
1958-2017

Casey Jones, 59, of Barbourville, passed away Saturday morning, July 29, 2017 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. He was a son of the late Walton and Garnet Boyd Jones born on February 23, 1958 in Ashland.
Casey was an electrical superintendent with Barbourville Utilities and a member of the First Baptist Church of Barbourville, where he was active in AWANA and served as a bus driver. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 187 F & AM and the Oleika Shrine Temple. Casey enjoyed fishing, cooking, was an avid UK and Reds fan and dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren.
On June 1, 1984, he united in marriage with Susan Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Jones, a brother-in-law, John A. VanHoose, a nephew, Lee A. Jones and his father-in-law, Calvin T. Smith.
Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Jones of Barbourville; three children, Walton Casey Jones and wife, Annie, of Paintsville, Nancy Hannah Asher and husband, Christopher, of London and Callie Elizabeth Martin and husband, Eric, of Barbourville; two sisters, Wilma VanHoose and Geraldine Ramey and husband, Gene, all of Ashland; five grandchildren, McKenzie Asher, Kaidence Martin, Paisley Martin, Charleston Ryker Martin and Aspyn Asher; his mother-in-law, Nancy Smith of Barbourville; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service was conducted at the First Baptist Church of Barbourville Thursday, August 3 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Neal officiating. He was laid to rest in the Jones Family Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Shawn Smith, Sam Watts, Steve Smith, Brandon Mills, Charles Willis, Larry Smith, Adam Smith and Tommy Scalf. Honorary bearers were employees of Barbourville Utilities, Barbourville Fire Department, Bailey Switch Fire Department, Barbourville Police Department and all other city employees.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

Anthony Brian Conley
1978 – 2017

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, Ohio for Anthony Brian Conley, 38, of Kitts Hill, Ohio who passed away Wednesday, August 2.
Burial will follow in the Mamre Cemetery in Kitts Hill.
Arrangements under the care of Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton.

Jackie Lee Dean
1960 – 2017

A private graveside service will be held at Easterling Cemetery in Olive Hill with burial to follow. The service is for family members of Jackie Lee Dean, 57, of Martha, who passed away Tuesday, August 1 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Arrangements under the care of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-4-2017 Obituaries
Rebekah Lynn Nickell
1969 - 2017

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Rebekah Lynn Nickell, 47, of Flat Gap, who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Shyrlene Fairchild
1962 – 2017

Shyrlene Fairchild, age 55, of Staffordsville passed away Sunday July 30 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Born July 14, 1962 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sammie Wells and Willa Dean Honeycutt Wells. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Samantha Jo Fairchild, and one brother, Rocky Wells.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Fairchild; four sons: Justin Fairchild and Tamara Cole, Christopher Fairchild, Nathan Fairchild and Shawn Fairchild, all of Staffordsville; one daughter: Christy Lynn Cochran of Ohio; three brothers: Virgil Wells of Paintsville, Bradley Wells of Van Lear and Troy Wells of Paintsville; five sisters: Cammy Holbrook of Paintsville, Dedra Johnson of Prestonsburg, Chris Ann Nelson of Prestonsburg, Kimberly Hall of Knott County and Stacy Wells of Paintsville; and two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville. Kenny Pelphrey will officiate. Friends may visit the Phelps & Son Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service on Thursday.
Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Caleb Skeens
1996-2017

Caleb Skeens, 20, of Pikeville, died Monday, July 31, 2017, in Floyd County.
He was born in Pikeville, Dec. 7, 1996, the son of Rebecca Bostic Scott of Rush and Stanley Skeens of Pikeville and the stepson of Linda Fay Thompson Skeens of Pikeville.
He was a logger, a member of the Feds Creek Baptist Church and a member of the KY Master Logger.
In addition to his parents and stepmother, he is survived by four sisters, Jessica Skeens Charles and Jessica Thompson, both of Pikeville, Natasha Skeens of Somerset and Denicka Skeens of Paintsville; three brothers, Jacob Skeens, Jeremiah Skeens and Jason Skeens, all of Pikeville; and a half-brother, Isaac Scott of Altoona, Penn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, with Steve Byers officiating. Burial will follow in the Peggy Miller Cemetery, Feds Creek.
Visitation will be held all day Thursday, at the funeral home, with services at 7. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Inc. of Elkhorn City.
The guestbook may be signed at www.baileyfuneralhomeinc.com.

William “Buzz” Preston Pauley
1951 – 2017

William “Buzz” Preston Pauley, 66, of Pilgrim, passed away with friends and family by his side of July 28, 2017. He left this earth the same way he lived, with great perseverance and his usual humble grace. William was the son of Gertrude Harrison of Colorado and the late Clearance Pauley of West Virginia.
William made a wonderful decision in 1972 and married the love of his life Joyce. William is preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryl Bridgette Younce, brother Dale Wilson and father Clarence Pauley.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Pauley, daughter Tonya and husband Chris Zack of Richmond, granddaughters Haley Younce and Lakin Younce of Salyersville, great granddaughters Madelynn and Macie McKenzie of Salyersville, sisters Lana and husband Bob Dimmit, Nina Morgan, and Regina Pauley, brothers Deniel Wilson, Tommy Pauley, Ronnie Pauley, Shonny Pauley, Mitchel Pauley and Lonnie Pauley along with countless family and friends.
William worked many years in the mines, which he loved. He also loved racing cars of all forms but especially stock car racing and was fondly known as #21. His favorite moments were when his daughters held the chered flag for the winners lap. He always had a passion for being outdoors and the hills of eastern Kentucky. He arrived in these hills years ago and they became his home. In the words of James Still, “I shall not leave these prisoning hills… I cannot leave. I cannot go away. Being of these hills I cannot pass beyond.” He will always remain a part of these hills.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 5 at the Pilgrim House of Prayer at 2 p.m. Family and friends are encouraged bring a ‘memory’ or photo of Buzz to share with the family. Join our family in celebrating our precious Buzz! We remember, “Life is what you celebrate. All of it, even its end.” – Joanne Harris
Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez.


8-2-2017 Obituaries
Martha C. “Marty” Weitzel
1937 – 2017

Martha C. “Marty” Weitzel, 80, of rural Roanoke, Ind., died at 12:30 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home.  She was born March 24, 1937 in Van Lear to Oliver and Angie (Webb) Lynn.
Marty married Byron Keith Weitzel at the Dora Christian Church on November 2, 1980; he died January 29, 2003.  She retired from GE in Fort Wayne.  Marty enjoyed gardening, painting figurines, coloring, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.
She is survived by four children, Angi (Chuck) Didion of Fort Wayne, Ind., Jack (Kristian Smith) Fisher of Warsaw, Ind., Jerry (Janis) Fisher and Patrick Fisher, both of Fort Wayne, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons; sisters and brothers, Lois Blair of Paintsville, Charles (Barb) Lynn of Rome City, Ind., Jack (Pat) Lynn and Betty (Harold) Chapman, both of Wabash. Ind.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Fisher; brothers and sisters, Joann McGuiness, John Lynn, Jimmy Lynn, Mooney Lynn, and Mary Sue O’Neal, and grandson Alex Epps.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Randell Webb officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, Ind.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
The memorial guest book for Marty may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Arrangements under the direction of the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service
This is a paid obituary.

Shyrlene Fairchild
1962 – 2017

Shyrlene Fairchild, age 55, of Staffordsville passed away Sunday July 30 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Born July 14, 1962 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sammie Wells and Willa Dean Honeycutt Wells. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Samantha Jo Fairchild, and one brother, Rocky Wells.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Fairchild; four sons: Justin Fairchild and Tamara Cole, Christopher Fairchild, Nathan Fairchild and Shawn Fairchild, all of Staffordsville; one daughter: Christy Lynn Cochran of Ohio; three brothers: Virgil Wells of Paintsville, Bradley Wells of Van Lear and Troy Wells of Paintsville; five sisters: Cammy Holbrook of Paintsville, Dedra Johnson of Prestonsburg, Chris Ann Nelson of Prestonsburg, Kimberly Hall of Knott County and Stacy Wells of Paintsville; and two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville. Kenny Pelphrey will officiate. Friends may visit the Phelps & Son Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service on Thursday.
Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

William “Buzz”
Preston Pauley
1951 – 2017

William “Buzz” Preston Pauley, 66, of Pilgrim, passed away with friends and family by his side of July 28, 2017. He left this earth the same way he lived, with great perseverance and his usual humble grace. William was the son of Gertrude Harrison of Colorado and the late Clearance Pauley of West Virginia.
William made a wonderful decision in 1972 and married the love of his life Joyce. William is preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryl Bridgette Younce, brother Dale Wilson and father Clarence Pauley.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Pauley, daughter Tonya and husband Chris Zack of Richmond, granddaughters Haley Younce and Lakin Younce of Salyersville, great granddaughters Madelynn and Macie McKenzie of Salyersville, sisters Lana and husband Bob Dimmit, Nina Morgan, and Regina Pauley, brothers Deniel Wilson, Tommy Pauley, Ronnie Pauley, Shonny Pauley, Mitchel Pauley and Lonnie Pauley along with countless family and friends.
William worked many years in the mines, which he loved. He also loved racing cars of all forms but especially stock car racing and was fondly known as #21. His favorite moments were when his daughters held the chered flag for the winners lap. He always had a passion for being outdoors and the hills of eastern Kentucky. He arrived in these hills years ago and they became his home. In the words of James Still, “I shall not leave these prisoning hills… I cannot leave. I cannot go away. Being of these hills I cannot pass beyond.” He will always remain a part of these hills.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 5 at the Pilgrim House of Prayer at 2 p.m. Family and friends are encouraged bring a ‘memory’ or photo of Buzz to share with the family. Join our family in celebrating our precious Buzz! We remember, “Life is what you celebrate. All of it, even its end.” – Joanne Harris
Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Inez.

Roy Music Jr.
1924 – 2017

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Music Jr., 93, of Paintsville, who passed away Monday, July 31 at the East Kentucky Veteran’s Center of Hazard.
Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park of Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Tina Marie Castle
1968 – 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 30 at the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church in Oil Springs for Tina Marie Castle, 49, of Lowmansville, who passed away July 27 in hospice care in Ashland.
Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa.
Arrangements under the care of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Constance I. Blanton
1935-2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Constance I. Blanton, 82, of Lexington, who passed away Monday, July 31.
Burial will be in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Melissa Lee Tackett
1971-2017

Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, 11 a.m. at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel for Melissa Lee Tackett, 46, of Hazard, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Thursday, July 27 at UK Medical Center in Lexington.
Burial was in the Fugate Cemetery at Ary.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hindman Funeral Services of Hindman.

Earl Gene Davis
1934-2017

Gene was born Nov. 4, 1934 at Kerz, son of the late Walter Davis and Elizabeth Daniel Davis Mollett. He was preceded in death by his step- father, Forrest Mollett, a brother, Frank Davis, sister, Charlotte Melvin, daughter, Debra Lynn Johnson, and son-in-law, James Stambaugh.Gene is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Anna Potter Davis; daughter, Jeannie (Dale) Swant of Manchester, Tenn.; sons, Gene (Danette) Davis of Fairview, Tenn. and Paul (Ellen) Davis of Richmond, Ky; son- in-law, David Lane of Shelbyville, Ky. Surviving also are five grandchildren, Jeff (Rachel) Wells, Rachel (Davis) Werden, Daniel Davis, Tommy (Bianca) Wallace and Ashley Davis; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis (P.J.) Stafford, Carolyn (Mike) Bailey, Walter Jr. (Karen) Davis and Bill (Tammy) Davis; along with many nieces and nephews.This is a paid obituary.



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