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7-30-2014 Obituaries
Jessie Eugene Cavins
1954-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Jessie Eugene Cavins, 59, of Martha, who passed away Friday, July 25 at his residence.
Mr. Cavins was born Oct. 2, 1954 in Paintsville, son of Clarence Cavins of Paintsville, and the late Joy Lee Meek Cavins. He was a security guard at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center; and a U. S. Army veteran.
Surviving in addition to his father are, his wife, Connie Wallin Cavins of Martha; one brother, Tim (Jacqueline) Cavins of Louisa; three sisters, Brenda (Allen) Blanton of Flat Gap, Nannie (Gary) Fairchild of Oil Springs, and Theresa Hall of Paintsville; mother-in-law, Esta Kelley.
The service was officiated by James Wallin and Allen Blanton, with burial in the Skaggstown Church Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Anna Bernice Wills
1932-2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Anna Bernice Wills, 82, of Prestonsburg, who passed away Friday, July 25 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mrs. Wills was born Feb. 15, 1932 at Asa Creek, daughter of the late Dexter and Bessie Mae Hitchcock Blair. She was a cosmetologist and hair dresser.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen G. Baldwin and Sharon G. Stickler, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Paul Blair of Paintsville and Carroll Blair of Leander; four sisters, Wilma Jean Belknap of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Linda Caudill of Oil Springs, Ruby Conley of Paintsville, and Goble James of Grove City, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Elder Phillip Caudill, with burial in the Foster Grimm Cemetery in Lowmansville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.


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.



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