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7-18-14 Obituaries
Dorothy Justice Whitt
1930-2014

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Justice Whitt, 84, of Salyersville, who passed away Tuesday, July 15.
Mrs. Whitt was born April 11, 1930 in Warfield, daughter of the late Leo Frank and Mary Elizabeth Crum Justice. She was a member of the Paintsville Nazarene Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Troy Whitt.
Surviving are two sons, Troy Whitt Jr. of Davisport, and Larry Whitt of Inez; three daughters, Sadie Vinson of Salyersville, Delilah Muncy of Milo, and LeaAnn Lanmen of Corbin; one brother, Clarence Justice of Somerset, Ohio; one sister, Lucille Grizzell of Ohio; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Roy Penix, with burial to follow in the Whitt Family Cemetery at Red Bush.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


Susan Hewlett
1962+2014

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Susan Hewlett, 52, of Eugene, Ore., who passed away Saturday, July 12.
Ms. Hewlett was born April 3, 1962 in Paintsville, daughter of Mary Evelyn Cruthers Hewlett and the late Joe Hewlett.
Surviving in addition to her mother are, one son, Joseph Monroe of Eugene; two brothers, Tom Hewlett of Van Lear, and Steve Hewlett of Lancaster; two sisters, Monica Worthy of Louisville, and Jo Evelyn Newman of Paintsville; three grandchildren; and partner, Deborah Helm.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


7-11-2014 Obitauries
Charles ‘Ed’ Blackburn
1954-2014

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Charles “Ed” Blackburn, 60, of East Point, who passed away Tuesday, July 8 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Blackburn was born Feb. 22, 1954 in Floyd County, son of Estalene Hatfield Blackburn and the late Tom Blackburn. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Michael Keith Blackburn.
Surviving in addition to his mother are, two brothers, Larry Blackburn of East Point, and Lloyd Hayden of Van Lear; three sisters, Glenna Baldridge of Warsaw, Ind., Vickie Callahan of Van Lear, and Alice Puckett of Meally.
The service will be officiated by Paul Wayne Browning, with burial in the Blackburn Family Cemetery at East Point.
Arrangement under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Wendell Lee Nickell
1921-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 12, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Wendell Lee Nickell, 93, of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, July 5 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice of Huntington, W. Va.
Mr. Nickell was born March 21, 1921 in Johnson County, son of the late Albert and Alma Ross Nickell. He was a U. S. WW II Army medic on Goodenough Island; a farmer, a master concervation, and graduate of Flat Gap High School. He was also preceded in death by six siblings.
Surviving are two nieces, Carolyn Robinson of San Francisco, Cal., and Marilyn Klepper of Seattle, Wash.
Visitation will be Friday, 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The service will be officiated by by Tim Salyer, with burial to follow in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


7-9-2014 Obituaries
David Jude
1937-2014

A celebration of life services were held Saturday, July 5, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for David Jude, 77, of Oil Springs, who passed away Wednesday, July 2 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Mr. Jude was born March 29, 1937 in Martin County, son of the late Jack and Pearl Blackburn Jude.
Surviving are two daughters. Sandy Smith of Columbus, Ohio, and Sherri Smith of Cardington, Ohio; six brothers, Rush Jude, Henderson Jude, Will Jude, T. D. Jude, Jobe Jude and Hershell Jude; three sisters, Thelma Parson, Judy Jude, and Elva Jude; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Paintsville.


Floriene Davis
1924-2014

Funeral services were held Sat., July 5, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Floriene Davis, 89, of Sitka, who passed away Thursday, July 3 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 3, 1924 at East Point, daughter of the late Mason and Gypsy Fairchild Conley. She was a member of the Church of Christ; and she was a self-employed store owner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Garfield Davis.
Surviving is one daughter, Linda Lee Castle.
The service was officiated by Rodney Salyer, with burial in the David Family Cemetery at Sitka.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



Eulah Blair
1916-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, 3 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Eulah Blair, 97, of East Point, who passed away Thursday, July 3 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home of Paintsville.
Mrs. Blair was born Oct. 22, 1916 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Ross Hannah and Virgie Rivers Hannah. She was a member of the Whitaker Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, Roger Dean Blair of Hager Hill; two daughters, Thelma (Thomas) Murray of East Point, and Jearlean Donley of Paintsville; one sister, Eunice Snips of Troy, Ohio; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Hubert Slone, Richard Williams and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.



James Larry Cantrell
1948-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for James Larry Cantrell, 65, of West Van Lear, who passed away Thursday, July 3 at his residence.
Mr. Cantrell was born Aug. 14, 1948 in Johnson County, son of the late Walter and Cova Jones Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Cantrell Jr., and Amos Elmo Cantrell; and one sister, Mary Lou Cantrell.
Surviving are one son, James Walter Cantrell of Van Lear; one daughter, Lisa Pruitt of Corbin; four sisters, Jewel Lee of Dayton, Ohio, Fran Collinsworth of Enon, Ohio, Betty Letuli of West Chester, Ohio, and Freida Bolin of Lakeview, Ohio; one grandchild, and one step-grandchild.
The service was officiated by Toby Wheeler, with burial in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at West Van Lear.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.



Michael David Dorton
1964-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Michael David Dorton, 50, of Thealka, who passed away Tuesday, July 1 at his residence.
Mr. Dorton was born June 10, 1964.
Surviving are eight brothers, Scott Dorton, Bobby Dorton, Arnold Dorton, Dewey Dorton, Andrew Dorton, Kenneth Dorton, Rick Dorton and William Dorton, all of Paintsville; three sisters, Rose Prater and Teresa Taylor, both of South Point, Ohio, and Helen Burke of Lady Lake, Fla.; two step-sons, Robert Bowen of Lafayette, Tenn., and Donnie Bowen of Paintsville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Roger Thornsbury, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


Martha Karen Frazier
1947-2014

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 10, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Martha Karen Frazier, 67, of Flat Gap, who passed away Monday, July 7 at her residence.
Ms. Frazier was born Jan. 13, 1947 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Alfred and Alka Meade Frazier. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronnie “Bub” Music; and one brother, Johnny Wayne Frazier.
Surviving are one son, Jonathan Michael Orf of Florence; one daughter, Roka Music-Lask of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Jimmy Frazier of Staffordsville, and Frankie Frazier of Hager Hill; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 9, 12-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The service will be officiated by John Michael Blanton, with burial to follow in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.




6-27-2014 Obituaries
Robert Louis ‘Bob’ Jenkins
1940-2014

Private memorial services will be held at a later date for Robert Louis “Bob” Jenkins, 74, of Radcliff, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Sunday, June 22 at his residence.
Mr. Jenkins was born March 21, 1940, son of the late Ernie and Thelma Jenkins.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Jenkins; two daughters, Ramona Barrow and Dianna Overton, both of Radcliff; two brothers, William Jenkins of Paintsville, and Ernie Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Rosetta Ferguson of Flat Gap, Geraldine Owens of Whippoorwill, Ky., and Rushie Rector of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.
Courtesy of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


6-25-2014 Obituaries
Barbara Ann Castle Pugh
1939-2014

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 1 p.m. at the Mayo Methodist Church for Barbara Ann Castle Pugh, 75, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, June 21 in Steubenville, Ohio.
Mrs. Pugh was born June 14, 1939 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Clarence and Cynthia Auxier Castle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Danny Pugh. She was the proud owner of Castle’s Jewelry and Gifts; a member of the Methodist Church of Paintsville; a member of Eastern Star and a former Chaplin of Kentucky DAR.
Surviving are three sons, Douglas William (Barbara Burchett) Pugh, Darrell Wesley Pugh and David Westin (Jennifer) Pugh, all of Paintsville; five grandsons, and one granddaughter.
The service will be officiated by John Hatton, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.


Ella Louise Blair
1928-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, 11 a.m. at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw, Ind., for Ella Louise Blair, 86, of Warsaw, who passed away Thursday, June 19 at her residence.
Mrs. Blair was born March 7, 1928 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Lonza and Lucy Roberts Blevins. She was a homemaker. She also worked at Late Country Fiberglass, and she was a member of the Warsaw Church of God.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Blair; two sisters, three brothers, and three great-grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Roger (Bernadine) Blair and Harold Blair, both of Warsaw; four daughters, Lorene (Elijah) Freeman of Hager Hill, Marvina Austin of Warsaw, Brenda Kreis of Claypool, Ind., and Sharon (Robert) Miller of Winona Lake, Ind.; five sisters, Marie Wallen of Winona Lake; Betty Foster, Bonnie Crabtree, Susie Blevins, and Judy Blevins, all of Ohio, and Ruthann Reynolds of Van Lear; one brother, James Blevins of Lucasville, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Pastor Jerry Yoder, with interment at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Ind.
Arrangements under the direction of the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw.


Jason Neal Blair
1990-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 22, 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Middle School Gymnasium for Jason Neal Blair, 24, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, June 19 in Magoffin County.
Mr. Blair was born Feb. 12, 1990 in Ashland, son of Obie Neal and Mollie VanHoose Blair. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Carl Blair; and his maternal grandmother, Vearlissia VanHoose.
Surviving are his wife, Jessica Heinrich Blair; his unborn daughter, Teagan Neal Blair; one brother, Paul Anthony Blair of Nippa; one sister, Sabrina (Nathan) Hayden of Meally; paternal grandmother, Ella Louise Blair; and maternal grandfather, Kermit VanHoose.
The service was officiated by Linzie Meade, with burial in the Blair-VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Paul Douglas Childers
1927-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Paul Douglas Childers, 87, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, June 21 at his residence.
Mr. Childers was born April 3, 1927 in Boyd County, son of the late James Russell and Lucy Salyer Childers. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Earl, Charles, and Lon Childers; and one sister, Margarett Childers.
Surviving are his wife, Orpha Mae Salyer Childers of Paintsville; one son, Bryan Douglas (Carolyn) Childers of Flat Gap; four daughters, Judy Montgomery of Paintsville; Cheryl (Wes) Blair of Hager Hill, Paula Fields of Paintsville, and Martha Wells of East Point; two sisters, Verna Mae Pelphrey and Virginia Conley, both of Paintsville; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Joe Adkins, Steve Rose, and Terry Salyers, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Military honors were performed by Chapter 18 Auxier DAV.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.


Esta Susan Johnson
1929-2014

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 26, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Esta Susan Johnson, 85, of Flat Gap, who passed away Monday, June 23 at her residence.
Mrs. Johnson was born May 8, 1929 at Flat Gap, daughter of the late James Henry and Allie Cantrell Salyer. She was a retired teacher with the Johnson County School system; and a member of the Flat Gap Homemakers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Johnson.
Surviving are four sons, Gary Johnson of Paintsville, Keith Johnson of Virgie, James Lee McKenzie of Volga and Jerry Ray McKenzie of David; two daughters, Susan Fairchild of Flat Gap, and Lorita Sublett of Morehead; two brothers, Cozy R. Salyer of Moon and Jesse B. Salyer of Volga; two sisters, Lula Gay Salyers of Madison, W. Va., and Moncie Vickers of Dandridge, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 25, noon-9 p.m. and on Thursday until time of service.
The service will be officiated by Tim Salyer, Jerry Lee Castle, Lonnie Salyer and Harold Salyer, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.


Nelva Jude Booth
1944-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Nelva Jude Booth, 69, of River, who passed away Saturday, June 21.
Mrs. Booth was born July 13, 1944 at Three Forks, daughter of the late Jack and Pearl Blackburn Jude. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Booth.
Surviving are two step-sons, Jerry Booth of Sitka, and Robert Leon Booth of Elizabethtown; seven brothers, Jobe Jude of Maysville, Mo., David Jude and Rush Jude, both of Oil Springs, T. D. Jude of Richmond, Va., and Henderson Jude of Debord, Ky., William Jude of Paintsville, and Hershel Jude of Louisa; three sisters, Thelma Parsons of Pilgrim, Elva Jackson of Butler, Mo., and Judy Jude of Oklahoma City, Ok.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Jeremy Estep, James R. VanHoose, and Gordon Ward, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Thelma Jewell Delong
1931-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Thelma Jewell Delong, 82, of Richmond, who passed away Friday, June 20 at Baptist Health of Lexington.
Mrs. Delong was born July 19, 1931 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Thurman and Ora Estep McKenzie. She was a retired teacher with the Johnson County School system; and a member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Delong.
Surviving are one son, P. R. (Patty) Delong of Hager Hill; one daughter, Nancy Lamb of Richmond; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The service was officiated by the Revs. Bob Collins, Clay Wheeler and Bill Forte, with burial in the Ted Delong Cemetery at Hager Hill.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.



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