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7-3-2015 Obituaries
Lorraine Hall Crowson
Lorraine Hall Crowson, age 81, of Sevierville, Tenn. passed away Monday, June 29, 2015.
She was the daughter of Lonnie and Maggie (Toad) Hall. Lorraine was named a Kentucky Colonel and was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star, Sevierville Chapter # 138.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Crowson; son, Joey Crowson; daughter, Londa Crowson Fleming and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Lauren Fleming Lindsey and husband Bret, Cody Fleming and wife Brenna, Iris Lorraine Fleming; great-grandchildren, Bo Lindsey and Kahlin Keegan; sister-in-law; and brother-in-law, Mary Sue and Ernest Huff; several nieces and nephews.
Special friends, Gar and Gwen Stambaugh, Jackie and Judy Music, Elvenia and Bert Combs, Sue Hager, Mary Frances and Merrell Robinson, Judy Schneider
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Scottish Rite Temple Mercy Fund, Shoe Program, c/o Robert Reed, 612 16th Street, Knoxville, TN 37916.
The family will receive friends 4-7p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, with Pastor Victor Alley officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Mattox Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Brenda Dickerson
1955-2015

Funeral services will be held at Lakeside Free Will Baptist Church on Friday, July 3, 11 a.m. for Brenda Dickerson, 60, who passed away Tuesday, June 30 at Pikeville Medical Center. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Juanita Triplett Crum Slone
1926-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Juanita Triplett Crum Slone, 88, of Van Lear, who passed away Friday, June 26 at Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington in Huntington, W. Va. Burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


7-1-2015 Obituaries
Lorraine Hall Crowson
Lorraine Hall Crowson, age 81, of Sevierville, Tenn. passed away Monday, June 29, 2015.
She was the daughter of Lonnie and Maggie (Toad) Hall. Lorraine was named a Kentucky Colonel and was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star, Sevierville Chapter # 138.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Crowson; son, Joey Crowson; daughter, Londa Crowson Fleming and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Lauren Fleming Lindsey and husband Bret, Cody Fleming and wife Brenna, Iris Lorraine Fleming; great-grandchildren, Bo Lindsey and Kahlin Keegan; sister-in-law; and brother-in-law, Mary Sue and Ernest Huff; several nieces and nephews.
Special friends, Gar and Gwen Stambaugh, Jackie and Judy Music, Elvenia and Bert Combs, Sue Hager, Mary Frances and Merrell Robinson, Judy Schneider
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Scottish Rite Temple Mercy Fund, Shoe Program, c/o Robert Reed, 612 16th Street, Knoxville, TN 37916.
The family will receive friends 4-7p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, with Pastor Victor Alley officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in Mattox Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Alicia Ann Shockley Palmore
1987-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, 12 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Alicia Ann Shockley Palmore, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who passed away Friday, June 26. Burial in the Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Olive Bailey
1940-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, 1 p.m. at the West Van Lear Missionary Baptist Church for Olive Bailey, 74, of Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, June 25 at her residence. Burial in the Salyers-Wells Cemetery at Hager Hill.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Thelma K. White
1936-2015

Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 30, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Thelma K. White, 79, who passed away Saturday, June 27.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Pastor Lowell Fyffe
1933-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, 11 a.m. at the Christian Union Baptist Church at Keaton, for Pastor Lowell Fyffe, 82, who passed away Saturday, June 27.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.


6-26-2015 Obituaries
Elcine Hall
1936-2015

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. at the Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Eastside Chapel, for Elcine Hall, 79, of Lima, Ohio, who passed away Monday, June 22 at Kindred Hospital. Burial in the Vaughnsville Cemetery in Vaughnsville, Ohio.
Arrangements under the direction of the Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services of Lima, Ohio.

Gegie Deskins
1958-2015

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 26, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Gegie Deskins, 58, of Thelma, who passed away Monday, June 22. Burial in the J. F. Conley Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Janet Gwen Hyde Garland
1926-2015

Janet Gwen Hyde Garland passed away on June 20, 2015 at Greenfield Senior Living after several months of declining health. She will be remembered by all for her smile that could light up a room, and she was a people person who enjoyed being with and helping other people. She was quite a lady!
She was born on July 2, 1926 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her parents were Guy and Blodwyn Hyde. She graduated from Cornell College in 1948 where her leadership skills and interest in community affairs were evident. She was elected to Mortar Board in her senior year. Jann’s interest in journalism culminated in being editor of the college newspaper and the yearbook. She was active in the Orchesis Society, the Aquatic Synchronized Swim group, and the Oratorio Society, where she learned to sing Handel’s Messiah as well as other inspirational music. She was a cheerleader in both high school and college. She met Sidney Blythe Garland at Cornell College, and, even though Sid graduated a year earlier than she, he stayed for an additional year to pursue their marriage.
On August 29, 1948 she and Sid were married, and they had four sons, Sidney II (Anne), Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Richard (Kathy), Huntington Beach, California; David, Louisville; and Robert (Janie), Ft. Myers, Fla., seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Considered members of her family are Bill and Linda Francis, Lexington.
Jann lived in Paintsville, for 52 years before she and Sid moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to be near their son. Jann was involved in church activities as long as she was able. She was director of Bible School and the Christmas Pageant for several years, and the choir, her Sunday school class, and Wesley Guild were important parts of her church life.
Sports were a vital part of Jann’s life. She was a counselor in charge of the waterfront at Camp Lookout in Iowa during high school and college and then Assistant Director. She cherished lifelong friendships made at Camp Lookout. The Red Cross in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where she took her lifesaving instructions, nominated her for the Carnegie Medal after she used her training to rescue two young men from drowning in the Big Sandy River in Paintsville. She also was made a Kentucky Colonel for this action. She taught swimming at the Paintsville pool for many years. Tennis and golf also were an important part of her life. She was tennis coach for the high school team at one time. Jann and Sid also taught many Paintsville youth to water ski at Jenny Wiley State Park.
Jann was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts on several occasions, and worked in the PTA as Home Room Mother and on various committees. She also was a substitute teacher after her sons left home.
She served as president and on many committees in the Junior Women’s League. Being Executive Secretary for the Kentucky Apple Festival occupied much of her time and energy for some 20 years and brought her into association with many people she enjoyed tremendously.
Jann was a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization for women, for which she served as President and other offices, for over 70 years. Many of her close friends she met through working with P.E.O.
Her hobbies were reading, playing bridge, enjoying lunches with the “Birthday Girls”, and corresponding with her many friends from high school, college, and the Marine Corps. She was not in the Marine Corps, but she shared her husband’s devotion to friends made throughout his 33 years of duty.
Jann traveled extensively with her husband and always looked forward to seeing her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were the love of her life! She especially enjoyed their extended tour of Wales, where they located churches and streets associated with her mother’s parents. They visited other countries: Germany, Canada, France, Holland, Panama, Spain, Greece, Mexico, and the Caribbean. One of the highlights of her travel was to Saudi Arabia to spend time with her son Sidney’s family who lived there for 10 years. She visited every state but Alaska.
Chocolate desserts and corny jokes were big parts of Jann’s and Sid’s lives. When Sputnik was launched, Jann stocked their freezer with mint chocolate ice cream, and Sid stocked their refrigerator with beer, and then they had a party. If the world were going to end, they were going out happy!
Jann will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, Col. Sidney Garland, USMC, who is guarding the streets of heaven with his fellow Marines.
An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com
This is a paid obituary.


6-24-2015 Obituaries
Janet Gwen Hyde Garland
1926-2015

Janet Gwen Hyde Garland passed away on June 20, 2015 at Greenfield Senior Living after several months of declining health. She will be remembered by all for her smile that could light up a room, and she was a people person who enjoyed being with and helping other people. She was quite a lady!
She was born on July 2, 1926 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her parents were Guy and Blodwyn Hyde. She graduated from Cornell College in 1948 where her leadership skills and interest in community affairs were evident. She was elected to Mortar Board in her senior year. Jann’s interest in journalism culminated in being editor of the college newspaper and the yearbook. She was active in the Orchesis Society, the Aquatic Synchronized Swim group, and the Oratorio Society, where she learned to sing Handel’s Messiah as well as other inspirational music. She was a cheerleader in both high school and college. She met Sidney Blythe Garland at Cornell College, and, even though Sid graduated a year earlier than she, he stayed for an additional year to pursue their marriage.
On August 29, 1948 she and Sid were married, and they had four sons, Sidney II (Anne), Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Richard (Kathy), Huntington Beach, California; David, Louisville; and Robert (Janie), Ft. Myers, Fla., seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Considered members of her family are Bill and Linda Francis, Lexington.
Jann lived in Paintsville, for 52 years before she and Sid moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to be near their son. Jann was involved in church activities as long as she was able. She was director of Bible School and the Christmas Pageant for several years, and the choir, her Sunday school class, and Wesley Guild were important parts of her church life.
Sports were a vital part of Jann’s life. She was a counselor in charge of the waterfront at Camp Lookout in Iowa during high school and college and then Assistant Director. She cherished lifelong friendships made at Camp Lookout. The Red Cross in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where she took her lifesaving instructions, nominated her for the Carnegie Medal after she used her training to rescue two young men from drowning in the Big Sandy River in Paintsville. She also was made a Kentucky Colonel for this action. She taught swimming at the Paintsville pool for many years. Tennis and golf also were an important part of her life. She was tennis coach for the high school team at one time. Jann and Sid also taught many Paintsville youth to water ski at Jenny Wiley State Park.
Jann was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts on several occasions, and worked in the PTA as Home Room Mother and on various committees. She also was a substitute teacher after her sons left home.
She served as president and on many committees in the Junior Women’s League. Being Executive Secretary for the Kentucky Apple Festival occupied much of her time and energy for some 20 years and brought her into association with many people she enjoyed tremendously.
Jann was a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization for women, for which she served as President and other offices, for over 70 years. Many of her close friends she met through working with P.E.O.
Her hobbies were reading, playing bridge, enjoying lunches with the “Birthday Girls”, and corresponding with her many friends from high school, college, and the Marine Corps. She was not in the Marine Corps, but she shared her husband’s devotion to friends made throughout his 33 years of duty.
Jann traveled extensively with her husband and always looked forward to seeing her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were the love of her life! She especially enjoyed their extended tour of Wales, where they located churches and streets associated with her mother’s parents. They visited other countries: Germany, Canada, France, Holland, Panama, Spain, Greece, Mexico, and the Caribbean. One of the highlights of her travel was to Saudi Arabia to spend time with her son Sidney’s family who lived there for 10 years. She visited every state but Alaska.
Chocolate desserts and corny jokes were big parts of Jann’s and Sid’s lives. When Sputnik was launched, Jann stocked their freezer with mint chocolate ice cream, and Sid stocked their refrigerator with beer, and then they had a party. If the world were going to end, they were going out happy!
Jann will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, Col. Sidney Garland, USMC, who is guarding the streets of heaven with his fellow Marines.
An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com
This is a paid obituary.

Melissa Carol Kestner
1973-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Melissa Carol Kestner, 42, of Sitka, who passed away Friday, June 19 at Staffordsville. Burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Mildred Jewell Branham Wells
1946-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, June 22, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mildred Jewell Branham Wells, 68, of Meally, who passed away Saturday, June 20 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Gary VanHoose
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gary VanHoose, 62, of Sitka, who passed away Sunday, June 21, at his residence. Burial in the White Pines Cemetery at Sitka.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


6-19-2015 Obituaries
Cecelia Picklesimer
1934-2015

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, 2015 for Cecelia Picklesimer, 80, who died Monday, June 14. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home, Paintsville.

Charles D. Daniels
1933-2015

Funeral services will be held today, Friday, June 19, 2015, 11 a.m., at the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home for Charles D. Daniels, 81, of Tutor Key. Daniels died on Wednesday, June 17 at the Prestonsburg Healthcare. Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.

Gary Dean Fairchild
1957-2015

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1 p.m., in the chapel at the Preston Funeral Home for Gary Dean Fairchild, 57, of Flat Gap. Fairchild died on Wednesday, June 17 at the Kindred Hospital. Burial will be in the Fairchild Cemetery, Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.



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