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9-20-17 Obituaries
Marcia “Mickie” Howard
August 20, 1921 – September 15, 2017

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Marcia “Mickie” Howard, 96, of Lowmansville, who passed away Friday, September 15 at Community Hospice Center in Ashland.
Burial followed in the East Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa.
Arrangements were under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Nancy Annabelle Castle
April 19, 1937 – September 16, 2017

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Boonscamp Freewill Baptist Church for Nancy Annabelle Castle, 80, of Louisa, who passed away Saturday, September 16 in her residence.
Burial followed in the Castle Family Cemetery in Louisa.
Arrangements were under the care of Preston Funeral Home.

Wayne “Bub” Hitchcock
July 15, 1950 – September 16, 2017

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Wayne “Bub” Hitchcock, 67, of Denver, Ky., who passed away Saturday, September 16 at the Bluegrass Hospice Care in Hazard.
Burial followed at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville.
Arrangements were under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


9-6-17 Obituaries
Ivan Bruce Blackburn
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. at the J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home in Pikeville, for Ivan Bruce Blackburn, 63, of Staffordsville, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 3 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Blackburn was born Jan. 30, 1954 in Williamson, W.Va., son of the late Ivan and Clovis Evan Blackburn. He was former superintendent with Quest Energy Coal, owner/operator of Paintsville Lake Marina and Floaters Restaurant. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Blackburn.
Surviving are his wife, Debra Smith Blackburn of Staffordsville; two sons, Jeremy (Samantha) Blackburn and Tyler Blackburn, both of Pikeville; one daughter, Ivana Jade Blackburn of Staffordsville; two brothers, Charles and Keith (Lois) Blackburn, both of Pikeville; two sisters, Denise Harmon of Pikeville, and Brenda (El) Shook of Manassas, Va.; and six grandchildren.
The guestbook may be reviewed and signed at www.jwcallfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of J. W. Call & Sons Funeral Home of Pikeville.
This is a paid obituary.

Rosanna Joy Child
1977-2017

Rosanna Joy Child, Flat Gap, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 2, 2017, at her residence, at the age of 40 years, 4 months, and 14 days. She was born Tuesday, April 19, 1977 in Coalmont, Tenn., daughter of Timothy and Eunice Petre Martin.
She was united in marriage to William Luke Child. This union was blessed with nine children. She was a homemaker, a Christian and member of Hope Valley Mennonite Church, Flat Gap. Rosanna was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She will be missed by all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bethany Child.
She is survived by her husband, William Luke Child; eight children, Sylvia, Joyanna, Daisy, Dale, Galen, Stephanie, Marissa, and Landon Child; her parents, Timothy and Eunice Martin; eight brothers & sisters, Jason Martin, Rebecca Brubaker, Nathaniel Martin, Ethel Horst, Ephraim Martin, Evelyn Schrock, Jonathan Martin, and Rhoda Martin; and a host of nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Valley Mennonite Church with Brother Alvin Zimmerman, Bro. Sidney Sensenig, and Bro. Jeremy Yoder officiating. Burial will follow in the Hope Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Flat Gap. Pallbearers: Family and Friends.
This is a paid obituary.

Kermit Vanhoose Jr.
1960-2017

Kermit VanHoose Jr., 56, of Nippa, passed away Sept. 3, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Veralissia Vanhoose, and one nephew, Jason Blair.
He is survived by his father, Kermit Vanhoose Sr. of Nippa; one brother, Johnny Vanhoose of Nippa; one sister, Molly (Neal) Blair of Nippa; one nephew, Paul Anthony (Cindy) Blair of Nippa; one niece, Sabina (Nathan) Hayden of Meally; one great-niece, Teagan Blair; one very special friend, Christopher Fannin, who he loved just like a son.
Junior was a member of the WR Castle Fire Department, a mechanic, welder and electrician. But most importantly, a beloved son, brother, special uncle, and great friend to all who knew him. He will be truly missed by all.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 8, 12 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in the Vanhoose Cemetery at Nippa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
This is a paid obituary.

John Leslie Blanton
1955 – 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 6 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for John Leslie Blanton, 62, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, September 2.
Burial will follow in the Patty Flat Cemetery in Fuget.
Arrangements are under the care of the Paintsville Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Peggy Irene Baldwin
1932 – 2017

Funeral services were held Monday, September 4 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Peggy Irene Baldwin, 84, of West Liberty, Ohio, who passed away Friday, September 1 at Green Hills Community in West Liberty, Ohio.
Burial followed at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Staffordsville.
Arrangements were under the care of Phelps & Son Funeral Home in Paintsville.


8-30-2017 Obituaries
Carlos Horn Wells
June 11, 1935-August 26, 2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m. at the Mayo Methodist Church for Carlos Horn Wells, 82, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 26 at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington.
Carlos was born June 11, 1935 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Carl R. and Eleanor Spurlock Horn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. “Hardware Charlie” Wells, and one son, Charles Britton Wells.
She was a member of the Mayo Methodist United Memorial Methodist Church and XI Alpha PSI Sorority. She and her husband were owners of Hardware Charlie Gas Company.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Shelia Price Wells of Oil Springs; one sister, Elizabeth Fannin of Florida; cousins, Thomas E. (Palestine) Horn of Flatwoods, and Deanna (Mike) Robinson, and their daughter Kathryn, all of Ashland; one niece, two great-nieces; beloved cat, Charlie; and a host of special loved friends.
The service will be officiated by David Spaulding, with entombment at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Mayo Methodist Church, Charles B. Wells Scholarship Fund, or Charles and Carlos Wells Scholarship Fund, Big Sandy Community & Technical College Prestonsburg by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Fran Jarrell
July 15, 1945-August 27, 2017

Fran Jarrell, 72, of Paintsville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Fran was born July 15, 1945 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Howard E. and Lillie Marie Pelphrey Wiley. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one son, Don Jarrell; one brother, William Mike Wiley; one sister, Mary Wiley Pack; and former spouse, Bill Jarrell.
Fran is survived by one son, Ron Jarrell and wife Stephanie of Elizabethtown; daughter-in-law, Lizzie Jarrell of Paintsville; two sisters, Carrie Cinnamond-Rose and Judith Wiley Backus, both of Pikeville; six grandchildren, Lashonda Jarrell, Andreia Jarrell, Ryan (Paula) Jarrell, Chelsee Ann Jarrell (Benjamin) Mischner, Whitney Leanne (Jason) Preston and Cassi Jarrell; and five great-grandchildren, Tanner Hayden, Alexis Hayden, Keagan Jarrell, Brody Kash Jarrell, and Lillian Marie Mischner.
Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in the First Christian Church with Ben Stephens and Wes Stedtefeld officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Friends may visit the First Christian Church Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Joe Hackworth
1940-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Hackworth, 77, of Riceville, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 at Parkview Nursing Home in Pikeville.
Burial will follow in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Stephanie Rae Conley
1974 – 2017

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Stephanie Rae Conley, 42, of Sitka, who passed away Friday, August 25 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Burial will follow at the Lemaster Cemetery in Sitka.
Arrangements under the care of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Elder Marvin E. Daniels
1969-2017

Elder Marvin E. Daniels, 48, life-long resident of Boonscamp, passed away Aug. 10, 2017. He was born October 23, 1969 to the late George and Alice Preston Daniels.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Cook Daniels of Boonscamp. Also surviving are four brothers, William (Angela) Daniels of Lowmansville, Earl (Lisa) Daniels, Jason (Tonya) Daniels of Boonscamp, and Johnny (Crystal) Daniels of Thelma; and three sisters, Georgene Daniels Slone of Boonscamp, and Elizabeth (John) Daniels Phillips and Deedria (Miller) Ramey Cline of Tomahawk. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Brother Marvin was baptized Nov. 15, 1987 and spent most of his life loving and serving the Lord and Savior. He was a faithful member of the Hurricane United Baptist Church. Ordained as a minister on March 5, 1995, Marvin preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. He served as Assistant Moderator of Hurricane beginning Oct. 15, 2011 until the time of his death. He also served as Assistant Moderator for the Old Union United Baptist Church for the last three years.
Marvin worked for Sturgill’s Furniture and Superior Floor Covering as a carpet installer for many years. He also worked in construction and concrete for MRC and Mills construction for the last several years. But most of all Marvin worked for the Lord. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and brother in Christ. To know him was to love him and he will truly be missed.
Funeral services were held at Hurricane United Baptist Church at Boonscamp, Ky., on Sunday, Aug. 13. 2017. Officiated by Elders David Baldwin, Phillip Caudill and Claude Mollette, with burial in the Earl Preston Cemetery, Boonscamp.
“For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things.” Matthew 12:34-35.
This is a paid obituary

Barbara L. Stamper
1956 – 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara L. Stamper, 60, of Lackey, who passed away Thursday, August 24 at Golden Years Rest Home in Lackey.
Burial will follow at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Betty (Meade) Jenkinson
1938 – 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Betty (Meade) Jenkinson, 76, of Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, August 24 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Burial followed at the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Betty W. Spradlin
1933 – 2017

Graveside services, followed by burial, were held Monday, August 26 at the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville for Betty W. Spradlin, 83, of Prestonsburg, who passed away Thursday, August 24 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Arrangements under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Don Stambaugh
1937 – 2017

Graveside services will be held Friday, September 1 at the Brown Family Cemetery in Sitka for Don Stambaugh, 80, of Sitka, who passed away Monday, August 28 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow.
Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Mary Jane (Mollett) Ward
1946 – 2017

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 2 at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church in Boonscamp for Mary Jane (Mollett) Ward, 71, of Brighton, Michigan, who passed away in her residence on Sunday, August 6.
Burial will follow in the Mollett Family Cemetery in Boonscamp.
Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

Robert E. “Bob” Meade
1934-2017

Robert E. “Bob” Meade, age 83, of Leesburg, Fla. passed away Saturday August 19, 2017 at the Villages Hospice House in the Villages, Fla.
He was born March 2, 1934 in Paintsville, Ky. to the late Tollie and Eva Wheeler Meade. On November 5, 1955, he married Wilma Borders who preceded him in death in December 2004. He and Wilma spent most of their lives in Mt. Sterling. After her death, he moved to Leesburg where he resided until his death.
He is also preceded in death by his sister, Neva Arms, and his brother G.C. Meade. He is survived by daughter Tamme (Tom) Crutcher, son Tony (Debbie) Meade, and three grandchildren, Connor, Emily and Jake Crutcher. Also surviving are sisters, Della Vitali and Ann Sammons of Leesburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Page Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg.
This is a paid obituary.


8-25-2017 Obituaries
Dwayne Gordon Wells
1962 – 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dwayne Gordon Wells, 55, of Meally, who passed away Wednesday, August 23 at his residence.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Judy Ann Goble
September 23, 1955 – August 23, 2017

Judy Ann Goble, 61, of Flat Gap, passed away on Wednesday, August 23 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Judy was born September 23, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Judy was a beloved mother and foster mother, known for her work with arts and crafts, making jewelry and wreaths as well as other crafts, which she sold and displayed at many local arts festivals. Judy loved children and fostered over 300 children during her 35 years of fostering.
Judy was a member of the Sixth Street Church of Christ in Paintsville and was a devout Christian.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, James Davis and Jessie Lemaster Davis Murray; daughter Lori Knuckles and grandson Zachary Knuckles.
Surviving Judy are her beloved husband of 37 years, Rick Goble; brothers and sisters James Davis of Winchester, Jackie Messer of Nicholasville, Joyce Lynne McKenzie of Richmond; sons Matthew Goble of Flat Gap, Johnny Goble of Van Lear; daughters Kathy Tackett of Meally, and Adrianna Sturgill of Richmond; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Private visitation will be held for friends and family on Friday August 25 from 5p.m. to 6 p.m., and public visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 1 p.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Funeral services will be officiated by Teddy Preston and Michael Spradlin.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Bruce W. Osborne
1956-2017

A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Bruce W. Osborne, 61, of Tutor Key, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Christal Michelle Tackett Cole
1975-2017

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Christal Michelle Tackett Cole, 42, of Prestonsburg, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22 in Winchester.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-23-2017 Obituaries
Robert W. “Bob” Witten
October 18, 1950 - August 15, 2017

Robert “Bob” Witten, age 66 of Paintsville, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.
He was born October 18th, 1950 in Johnson County, Kentucky, son of the late James C. Witten and Dolores VanHoose Witten.
He is survived by his wife Debbie Trimble Witten; one son, Jordan Witten and wife Larissa of Paintsville, Kentucky; one brother William D. “Bill” Witten and wife Sharron of Sitka, Kentucky; one sister, Lisa Schaeffer of Louisa, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Allison Akers and Hattie Witten; and one uncle and one aunt.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Friday, August 18th, 2017 in the First Baptist Church, College Street, Paintsville, with Seth Carter and Donnie Patrick officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Kentucky.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Elwood Ramey
1920 – 2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 23 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Elwood Ramey, 97, of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, August 19 at the Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester.
Burial will follow in the Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the care of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Viola Ratliff Music
1931 – 2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 23 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Viola Ratliff Music, 86, of Paintsville, who passed away Monday, August 21 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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