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2-5-2016 Obituaries
Frances W. Blanton
1930-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Frances W. Blanton, 85, of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Jan. 29 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Blanton was born May 24, 1930 in Dickenson County, Va., daughter of the late John Andrew and Lula Margaret Phillips Hamilton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Blanton (Nov. 11, 2008); four brothers, Garnett, Jesse, Clarence and Lloyd Hamilton.
Surviving are one son, Gary Dean (Judy) Blanton of Staffordsville; one daughter Sandra Joan (Joe) Roberts of Lexington; one sister, Dorothy (Claude) Fuller of Cedar Bluff, Va.; grandmother of three, Susan Roberts (Derrick Castle), Ashley Christopher Blanton, and Anthony Roberts; and one great-grandchild, Andrew Castle.
The service was officiated by John East, with burial in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Juliette Brault
1921-2016

Funeral Mass services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Salyersville, for Juliette Brault, 95, of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 31 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will be in the Conley Family Cemetery at Leander.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Shelva Jean Montgomery
1940-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Shelva Jean Montgomery, 75 of Paintsville, who passed away Wed., Jan. 20 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.
Jean was born May 23, 1940 in Magoffin County, Lacey, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Clayton Montgomery and Madge Skaggs Montgomery. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Elden Montgomery and nephew Robert Clayton Montgomery.
Surviving are one sister, Sue Montgomery Baldridge of Paintsville; two nephews, Paul Michael Baldridge of Lexington, and Kermit Franklin Baldridge III and wife Robin of Vero Beach, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Carol Howard Montgomery of Paintsville.
The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial at the Head of Coon in Magoffin County.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


2-3-2016 Obituaries
Emma Jean Music
1935-2016

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Emma Jean Music, 80, of Paintsville, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Music was born Dec. 2, 1935 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Sam Ramey and Ann Lee Sadler Ramey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. Music (2012); one son, Donnie Music; one brother, Howard Ramey; one sister, Mary Lee Burchett; one sister-in-law, Eileen Ramey; and two brothers-in-law, Kenny Salyer and Bill Burchett.
Surviving are two daughters, Teresa (Don) McFaddin of Nippa, and Susie (Greg) Colburn of Grove City, Ohio; one brother, Johnny (Cheryl) Ramey of Nippa, Two sisters, Sue Salyer and Cynthia (Walt) Williams of Nippa; three grandchildren, Amanda Cox, Kayla Hensley and Alex Music; and two great-grandchildren, Harper and Graham.
Emma Jean previously worked as an Office Manager at Big Sandy Hardware and was a faithful member of Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Sadler Cemetery at Nippa.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church or Camp Caleb, by contacting the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, (606) 789-8989.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Frances W. Blanton
1930-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Frances W. Blanton, 85, of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Jan. 29 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Blanton was born May 24, 1930 in Dickenson County, Va., daughter of the late John Andrew and Lula Margaret Phillips Hamilton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Blanton (Nov. 11, 2008); four brothers, Garnett, Jesse, Clarence and Lloyd Hamilton.
Surviving are one son, Gary Dean (Judy) Blanton of Staffordsville; one daughter Sandra Joan (Joe) Roberts of Lexington; one sister, Dorothy (Claude) Fuller of Cedar Bluff, Va.; grandmother of three, Susan Roberts (Derrick Castle), Ashley Christopher Blanton, and Anthony Roberts; and one great-grandchild, Andrew Castle.
The service was officiated by John East, with burial in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Marquis Castle
1936-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1, at Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson, Ohio, for Marquis Castle, 80, of West Jefferson, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Burial was in the Sunset Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home of West Jefferson.

Shelva Jean Montgomery
1940-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Shelva Jean Montgomery, 75 of Paintsville, who passed away Wed., Jan. 20 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.
Jean was born May 23, 1940 in Magoffin County, Lacey, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Clayton Montgomery and Madge Skaggs Montgomery. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Elden Montgomery and nephew Robert Clayton Montgomery.
Surviving are one sister, Sue Montgomery Baldridge of Paintsville; two nephews, Paul Michael Baldridge of Lexington, and Kermit Franklin Baldridge III and wife Robin of Vero Beach, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Carol Howard Montgomery of Paintsville.
The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial at the Head of Coon in Magoffin County.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Walter Lee Thompson
1949-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Walter Lee Thompson, 66, of Staffordsville, who passed away Monday, Feb. 1 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


1-29-2016 Obituaries
Christy Patrice McDonald Adams
1969-2016

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Barbourville for Christy Patrice “Patti” McDonald Adams, 47, widow of Billy Ray Adams Jr., of Barbourville, who passed away Monday Jan. 25.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home of Barbourville.

Clifton ‘Cliff’ Wilcox
1931-2016

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Clifton “Cliff” Wilcox, 84, of West Van Lear, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26 at his residence.
Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Emma Jean Music
1935-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Emma Jean Music, 80, of Paintsville, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Music was born Dec. 2, 1935 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Sam Ramey and Ann Lee Sadler Ramey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. Music (2012); one son, Donnie Music; one brother, Howard Ramey; one sister, Mary Lee Burchett; one sister-in-law, Eileen Ramey; and two brothers-in-law, Kenny Salyer and Bill Burchett.
Surviving are two daughters, Teresa (Don) McFaddin of Nippa, and Susie (Greg) Colburn of Grove City, Ohio; one brother, Johnny (Cheryl) Ramey of Nippa, Two sisters, Sue Salyer and Cynthia (Walt) Williams of Nippa; three grandchildren, Amanda Cox, Kayla Hensley and Alex Music; and two great-grandchildren, Harper and Graham.
Emma Jean previously worked as an Office Manager at Big Sandy Hardware and a faithful member of Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial to follow in the Sadler Cemetery at Nippa.
Friends may visit the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and after 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Tom’s Creek Free Baptist Church or Camp Caleb, by contacting the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, (606) 789-8989.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Gloria Park
1940-2016

Mass will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. at the St. Martha’s Vineyard Catholic Church in Prestonsburg, for Gloria Park, 75, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Nancy Irene Castle
1943-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 12 p.m. at the Cannon’s Chapel Church at Staffordsville for Nancy Irene Castle, 72, of Leon, W. Va., formerly of Johnson County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Burial will follow in the Castle Family Cemetery at Tutor Key.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


1-27-2016 Obituaries
Larry Gene VanHoose
1947-2016

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 23, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Larry Gene VanHoose, 68, of Hager Hill, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19 at his residence.
Mr. VanHoose was born Oct. 21, 1947 in Johnson County, son of the late Proctor VanHoose and Hazel VanHoose. He was employed with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept. as a Court Officer. He was also a member of Shriner’s; Masonic Lodge; Paintsville Police officer; and Paintsville Police Chief.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Martin VanHoose and Phillip Roger VanHoose.
Surviving are his wife, Patty Conley VanHoose of Hager Hill; one brother, James O. (Ernestine) VanHoose of Flat Gap; one sister, Janie Harlow of Paintsville; 10 nieces, four nephews, five great-nieces, and four great-nephews; and his very special dog friend, Hansel.
Paintsville Masonic Lodge #381 conducted Masonic services Friday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.
The service was officiated by John Hatton and Father Hoppenjans, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Mary Williams
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Williams, 97, of Lexington, formerly of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, at Sayre Christian Village.
Burial will be in the Williams Family Cemetery at Volga.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Johnny Gamble
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church for Johnny Gamble, 75, of Flat Gap, who passed away Monday, Jan. 25.
Burial will be in the Skaggs Town Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


1-20-2016 Obituaries
Emma Jean Blair Adams
1944-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Emma Jean Blair Adams, 71, of West Van Lear, who passed away Friday, Jan. 15 at Salyersville Health Care Center.
Mrs. Adams was born June 4, 1944 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Virgil and Retta Mae Music Blair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Adams Sr; one son, Billy Ray Adams Jr; and three grandchildren, Brady Adams, Dalton Adams, and Adam Williams.
Surviving are one daughter, Tina (Don) Williams of Meally; two brothers, Roger Blair of Lexington, and Kenneth Blair of West Van Lear; two grandchildren, Daniel Ryan Williams and Brenna Adams; and daughter-in-law, Patti Adams of Barbourville.
The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland and Gary Blair, with burial in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Mildred Louise Scott Pack
1920 - 2016

Mildred Louise Scott Pack, age 95, of McBrayer Road, Clearfield, Kentucky, passed away at her home January 17, 2016.
She was born October 15, 1920, in Louisa, daughter of the late William Tazewell and Emma Parmelia Smith Scott. Her husband, Arnold J Pack, preceded her in death on December 14, 1995.
Mrs. Pack is survived by two sons, Keith Pack (Lynne) of Clearfield and Ted Pack (Pat) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; four daughters, Charlotte Balzer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Clemmons (Jim Tom) of Shelbyville, Debra Seider (Rick) of Frankfort, and Lori Dyer (C. D.) of Jeffersonville; her sister, Billie Jean King of Paintsville; eleven grandchildren, Cassie Belmonte, Todd Balzer, Sherri Balzer, Kim Ravenscraft, Krista Barton, Matthew Pack, Scott Pack, Michael Todd Lambert, James Pack, Bartley Taylor, and Jordan Doyle; and fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her loyal caregivers, Geraldine McKinniss, Susie Collins, Linda Hardin, and Cathy Christy.
Mrs. Pack was the co-owner of Packs’ Inc. and Morehead TV Cable. She was a graduate of the Meade Memorial High School in Johnson County, and Booth Business School in Paintsville. She was a member of Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church in Tutor Key.
Visitation is 5 pm.-9 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Willie Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters and her caregivers.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Claire Home Health/ Hospice, 222Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351 or a charity of your choice.
View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
This is a paid obituary.

Patsy Pelphrey Blevins
1915-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Patsy Pelphrey Blevins, 100, who passed away Friday, Jan. 15 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Burial in the Blevins Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Robert Lee Honeycutt
1934-2016

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Lee Honeycutt, 81, of Meally, who passed away Monday, Jan. 18 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Meally.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Clora King Cantrell
1922-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church for Clora King Cantrell, 93, of Wittensville, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 16 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Burial will follow in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at Sitka.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Marlene Soward
1954-2016

Services will be held at a later date for Marlene Soward, 61, of New Virginia, Iowa, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 7 at Bright Cavanagh Hospice House in Des Moine, Iowa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Caldwell Parish Funeral Home of Urbandale, Iowa.

Michael Roy Colvin
1959-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. at the Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville, for Michael Roy Colvin, who passed away Monday, Jan. 18 at his residence.
Mr. Colvin was born Aug. 2, 1959 in Johnson County, son of the late James Franklin Colvin and Allene Blair Colvin. He was a support specialist for the Cabinet for Families and Children.
Surviving are his wife, Kelly Schmitt Colvin of Paintsville; two daughters, Olivia Katheryn Colvin and Sarah Elizabeth Colvin, both of Paintsville; one brother, Mark (Anita) Colvin of Paintsville; one nephew, Clay Colvin of Paintsville.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
The service will be officiated by John Hatton and Mike Schmitt, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Donations can be made to the Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church and/or the American Cancer Society by contacting the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Vickie Ratliff Napper
1958-2016

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church for Vickie Ratliff Napper, 55, of Hamlet, N.C., who passed away Sunday, Jan. 10 at Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet.
Mrs. Napper was born Nov. 9, 1958 in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Roberta Huff Hodgkinson of New Port Richey, Fla., and the late Clarence Ratliff. She was in food service industry.
Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband, Harry Napper of Hamlet; two son, Joey Taylor of Paintsville, and Josh Taylor of Prestonsburg; three daughters, Amanda Adams of Meally, Melissa Taylor of Lexington, N. C., and Jennifer Locklear of Hamlet; one brother, Clarence Ratliff, Jr. of Thealka; one sister, Judy Ratliff of New Port Richey; and 11 grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Richard Williams and Jeremy Spradlin, with burial in the Fairchild Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Outreach for Jesus in Hamlet, N. C., 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.

Willie ‘Doug’ Rice
1945-2016

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Willie “Doug” Rice, 70, of West Van Lear, who passed away Monday, Jan. 18 at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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