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1-28-2015 Obituaries
Jackie L. Blanton
1947-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jackie L. Blanton, 67, of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Jan. 23 at his residence.
Mr. Blanton was born May 10, 1947 in Johnson County, son of the late Arnold and Eunice Horn Blanton. He was a millwright with Caterpillar Tractor Company.
Surviving are his wife, Sherry Lemaster Blanton of Paintsville; four daughters, Michelle (Bob) Jakupcak, Angela (Jeff) Kusnerick, both of Streeter, Ill., Brandy (Art) Lain of Salyersville, and Cristal (Charles) Elrod of Paintsville; and three grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Tim Tackett.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


Marietta Fern Bowling
1949-2015

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 28, for Marietta Fern Bowling, 65, of Van Lear, who passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Born May 18, 1949, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Darlene Howard.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Rocky Wells.
She is survived by her husband, Gary “Pete” Bowling; two sons, Terry Neal (Darlene) Bowling, of Van Lear, and Jimmy Bowling, also of Van Lear; one brother, Clifford Booth, of Continental, Ohio; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., in the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Roger Hill will officiate.
Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, at Staffordsville.
Arrangements by Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville.

Teresa Marie Belcher
1962-2015

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, for Teresa Marie Belcher, 52, who passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, in Richmond.
Born October 17, 1962, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Dovie Jean (Gullett) Belcher and the late Roger Neal Belcher. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Shannon Marie Hampton, of Richmond; a brother, Roger “Bo” Belcher, of Paintsville; two sisters, Dena Durham, of Richmond, and Rhonda Applegate, of Hager Hill; and, two grandchildren.
Services were conducted at the House of Refuge Church, with Doris Blevins officiating.
Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, at Staffordsville.
Arrangements by Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville



1-23-2015 Obituaries
Curtis ‘Bub’ Spence
1927-2015

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Curtis “Bub” Spence, 87, of Flat Gap, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Spence was born Sept. 28, 1927 in Martin County, son of the late Willie and Daisy Bowen Spence. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Earnestine Wells Spence; two infant daughters, Brenda and Linda Spence; two brothers, George and Howard Spence; two sisters, Ruby Mollett and Dorothy Setser.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Spence; six sons, Vonlee (Linda) Wells of Pikeville, Dallas (Judy) Spence of Inez, Danny (Kim) Spence of Ulysses, Bobby (Donna) Spence of Hager Hill, Curtis Jr. (Debbie) Spence of Meally, and Gary (Michelle) Spence of Flat Gap; three daughters, Carol (Jr.) Booth of Inez, Diane Spence Whitt of Lexington, and Nola (Todd) Erickson of Willmer, Minn.; one brother, Luther (Maudie) Spence of Tomahawk; one sister, Trixie Meek of Williamsport; 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Frank Mills, with burial to follow in the family cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.


1-21-2015 Obituaries
Garnett Lee Blair Hensley
1945-2015

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. at the Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg, for Garnett Lee Blair Hensley, 69, of Paintsville, formerly of Ashland, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 8 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.
Mrs. Hensley was born Dec. 12, 1945 in Johnson County, daughter of Martin Eldon and Florence Ellen Trimble Blair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Hensley; one brother, Charles Martin Blair; and two sisters, Betty Conley and Barbara Bowers.
Surviving are one son, LeRoy Hensley Jr.; three sisters, Agnes Ann Sapp, Goldie G. Hunter and Mabel Elden Ratliff; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Neal-Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home of Catlettsburg.

Helen Margaret Wilcox
1930-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Helen Margaret Wilcox, 84, of West Van Lear, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 17 at The Hurstbourne Care Center in Louisville.
Mrs. Wilcox was born Dec. 14, 1930 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Ballard and Sarah Webb Hyden. She was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Ray Daniels; six brothers, and one sister.
Surviving are her husband, Clifton Wilcox; one daughter Joyce Daniels of Louisville; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Daniels of Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Gladys Blair and Thelma Helton, both of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Manford Fannin, with burial to follow in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Keltis C. Dale
1949-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Keltis C. Dale, 65, of Meally, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 15 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Dale was born Aug. 27, 1949 in Johnson County, son of the late Elsie and Mary Spalding Dale. He was a construction laborer; and a U. S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lewis Dale.
Surviving are two sons, Scott (Michelle) Dale of Meally and Casey Dale (Tiffany) of Ulysses; five brothers, Edgar (Modena) Dale of Hager Hill, Larry Dale of Chillicothe, Ohio, Bobby (Gail) Dale of Waverly, Ohio, John (Samantha) Dale of Beaver, Ohio, and Gary Dale of Johnson County; five sisters, Anna (Mike) Anderson of South Point, Ohio, Drena (Paul) Maynard of Cleveland, Ohio, Jenny (Jack) Uhlman of Zanesville, Ohio, Marcella Dale of Waverly, and Maria Dale of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, and two-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Greg Crum, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Charley Jaynes Jr.
1942-2015

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charley Jaynes Jr., 72, of Volga, who passed away Friday, Jan. 9 at his residence.
Mr. Jaynes was born Feb. 5, 1942 in Johnson County, son of the late Vonnie Conley Jaynes and Charley Jaynes Sr. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eulas and Howard Jaynes; and one sister, Avanell Hampton.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Raeburn Jaynes of Volga; two sons, Alexander Ray Jaynes of Flat Gap, and Charley Jaynes III of Liberty, N.C.; three brothers, Clarence Jaynes of Oklahoma, David Jaynes of Van Lear, and Danny Jaynes of River; two sisters, Ywan Skaggs of Oil Springs, and Minnie Baldridge of Nippa; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Edgel Golden.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Fred Harris
1924-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Prestonsburg, for Fred Harris, 90, of East Point, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 11 at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.
Mr. Harris was born March 5, 1924 in Floyd County, son of the late John W. and Martha Kendrick Harris. He was former co-owner of Harris Bros. Construction; a WWII Navy veteran; a 50-year member of Zebulon Masonic Lodge #273; and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Leake Harris of East Point; one daughter, Kathy (Danny) Lowe of Prestonsburg; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Bro. Bobby Joe Spencer and the Rev. Jerri Williams, with burial in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Prestonsburg.

Geneva Irvin Carter
1922-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg, for Geneva Irvin Carter, 92, of Lexington, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 17 at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
Mrs. Carter was born March 26, 1922 in Paintsville, daughter of the late William H. Irvin and Maggie Lee Sheffield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Joseph Carter. She was a licensed funeral director and co-owner of Carter Funeral Home; and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg.
Surviving are one son, James. J. Carter II of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Susan Carter Roberts of Lexington; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by the Rev. Jerri Williams and Dr. Rev. Jim Adams, with burial to follow in the Mayo Cemetery in Prestonsburg.
Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home in Prestonsburg.

Joann Fay Clark
1962-2015

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joann Fay Clark, 52, of Sitka, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.
Mrs. Clark was born April 7, 1962 in Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late Herman and Deloris Stambaugh Hensley. She was a cook for a nursing home.
Surviving are her husband, Gordon Clark; three brothers, Kenny Hensley of Waldo, Jack Hensley of Paintsville, and Chris Hensley of Van Lear; and one sister, Rhonda Honeycutt of Flat Gap.
The service was officiated by Lionell Burchett, with burial in the family cemetery at Tutor Key.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Tom Franklin Baldridge
1955-2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Franklin Baldridge, 59, of Nippa, who passed away Monday, Jan. 12 in Paintsville.
Mr. Baldridge was born Oct. 22, 1955 in Johnson County, son of the late Frank Jetters and Edna Mae Baldridge. He was a painter.
Surviving are two sons, Tommy Lee Baldridge of Paintsville, and John Edward Baldridge of Indiana; four daughters, Tammy Baldridge and Brandy Lemasters, both of Paintsville, Florence Webb of West Van Lear, and Krissy Hudnall of Salyersville; three brothers, Jamie and Joe Farris, both of Ashland, and David Henry of Texas; two sisters, Glenda Roshinsky of Michigan, and Kimberly Grayson of Mt. Sterling; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The service was officiated by James Price, with burial in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


1-14-2015 Obituaries
Janie Trimble Howard
Janie Howard, nee: Trimble, 64, of Lexington, formerly of Staffordsville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.
Janie was a retired stocker with JC Penny in Lexington. She was an active member of Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Lexington, and also a member of the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville. Janie was both a pianist and vocalist at both churches. She was an avid baker and marathon shopper. Her husband, Ellis Marvin Howard and brother, Davis Reed Trimble Jr., preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Jeffery (Julie) Howard of Lexington, Stephanie (Chip) Phelps of Independence, Jamie (Donna) Howard of Union; brothers and sisters, Ginny (Leroy) Pelphrey of New Carlisle, Ohio, Jack Trimble, Bob (Gale) Trimble and Debbie (BJ) Ward, all of Paintsville.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Alex, Allen, Sean, Shelby, Payton, Rileigh and Kenan Howard, Kaden and Jimmy Trey Phelps.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 4281 Haley Road, Lexington with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville at 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 4281 Haley Road, Lexington, KY 40516. Online condolences can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com
This is a paid obituary.

Ava Geraldine ‘Jewell’ Conley
1931-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at the Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel at Staffordsville, for Ava Geraldine “Jewell” Conley, 83, of Nicholasville, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7 at St. Joseph Healthcare Main in Lexington.
Mrs. Conley was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Floyd County, daughter of the late Otto and Gertrude Webb Moles. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Conley; and one sister, Betty Johnson.
Surviving are two sons, Harry Milton Conley of Valparaiso, Ind., and James Curtis Conley of Nicholasville; one daughter, Dianna Lynn Lucas of Valparaiso; three sisters, Marguerite Roberts of Wittensville, Nancy Lancaster of Nicholasville, and Dottie Kestner of Paintsville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Wes Stedtefeld, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Nevelyn Jean Fitch
1944-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Nevelyn Jean Fitch, 70, of Oil Springs, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 8 at Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Mrs. Fitch was born April 2, 1944 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Cline and Lou Anna McCarty Blanton. She was a retired factory worker with American Standard. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jodi Powers; and one half-brother, Cline Blanton Jr.
Surviving are her husband, Delmas Fitch of Oil Springs; one son, Gregory Allen Moore of Oil Springs; two daughters, Stephanie Ann (Brent) Ferguson of Georgetown, and Kimberly Gottfried of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Joyce Williams of Pickerington, Ohio, Maxine Penix of Staffordsville, and Mary VanHoose of Pataskala, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Jim McKenzie, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Randall Derek Powers
1980-2015

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Randall Derek Powers, 34, of Sitka, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 8.
Mr. Powers was born Sept. 25, 1980 in Johnson County, son of Randall Gale Powers of Paintsville and Deloris Caudill Hall of Martin. He was employed with Alpha Resources.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Stephanie Blair Powers of Sitka; one son, Caleb Collins of Sitka; two daughters, Taylor and Emily Powers, both of Sitka; one brother, Darrin Powers of Leander; two sisters, Amy Powers of Leander and Melissa VanHoose of Wittensville; and maternal grandparents, Donald and Betty Caudill of Leander.
The service was officiated by Joe Scott and Donald Caudill, with burial in the Caudill Family Cemetery at Leander.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Charley Jaynes Jr.
1942-2015

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charley Jaynes Jr., 72, of Volga, who passed away Friday, Jan. 9 at his residence.
Mr. Jaynes was born Feb. 5, 1942 in Johnson County, son of the late Vonnie Conley Jaynes and Charley Jaynes Sr. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ulysses and Howard Jaynes; and one sister, Avanell Hampton.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Raeburn Jaynes of Volga; two sons, Alexander Ray Jaynes of Flat Gap, and Charley Jaynes III of Liberty, N.C.; three brothers, Clarence Jaynes of Oklahoma, David Jaynes of Van Lear, and Danny Jaynes of River; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Edgel Golden.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Paul E. Powers
1934-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 12 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Paul E. Powers, 80, of Boomer, W. Va., who passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 in Charleston, W. Va.
Mr. Powers was born April 17, 1934 at Conley, son of the late Tony and Oma Puckett Powers. He was a carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Schisler Powers; one son, Ricky Paul Powers of Hager Hill; three daughters, Vicki (Bob) Church of Alloy, W. Va., Lana Meeks of Paintsville, and Vivian (Rick) Dixon of Londonderry, N. H.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The service will be officiated by Wayne Price and Ronnie Woods, with burial to follow in the Powers Cemetery at Swamp Branch.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Roxie Bowling
1956-2015

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church for Roxie Bowling, 58, of Pikeville, who passed away Thursday, Jan 1 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Mrs. Bowling was born April 5, 1956 in Pikeville, daughter of the late Robert Drexel and Jettie Roe Bowling. She was owner of East Ky. Exterminating & Lawn Care.
Surviving are two sons, Rodney Stevens of Seymour, Tenn., and Braxton Wayne Bowling of Pikeville; three daughters, Lisa Stevens, Shayla Stevens, and Jenna Stevens, all of Pikeville; two brothers, Ernie Bowling of Monroe, Mich., Benjamin Bowling of Knights, Ind.; three sisters, Anna Jean Burke-Triplett of Somerset, Darcus Faine of Frankfort, and Hester B. Johnson of Weeksbury; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and special friend, Linda Stevens.
The service was officiated by Michael Sanders, with burial in the Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Susan M. Webb
1962-2015

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. at the Hager Hill Free Will Baptist Church, for Susan M. Webb, 52, of Lexington, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 11 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.
Ms. Webb was born Dec. 3, 1962 in Louisa, daughter of Margaret Boyd Webb and the late Lowell Webb. She was a realtor with Berkshire-Hathway Realty.
The service will be officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial to follow in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


1-9-2015 Obituaries
Bert D. Blair
1930-2015

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m. at the Herald and Stewart and Halsey Chapel for Bert D. Blair, 84, of West Liberty, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 4 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington W. Va.
Mr. Blair was born Sept. 11, 1930 in West Van Lear, son of the late Herschel and Ada Griffith Blair. He was a retired freight truck driver, a member of the Kenova Lodge #119, Kenova W. Va., and the A&A Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Ray Blair; one sister, Rebecca Lynn Blair Click; and one granddaughter.
Survivng are his wife Jean Pratt Blair of West Liberty; one daughter, Linda (Dewayne Cole) Myles of Kenova, W.Va.; one son Rick (Sherry) Blair of White Oak; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were officiated by Bro. Chuck Evans with interment following in Allen Cemetery at Harper.
Arrangements under the direction of Herald and Stewart and Halsey Funeral Home of West Liberty.

Nora Louella Amburgy
1931-2015

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 12, 12 p.m. at the Phelps and Son Funeral Home Chapel for Nora Louella Amburgy, 83, of Van Lear, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Mountain Manor in Paintsville.
Mrs. Amburgy was born November 12, 1931 in Johnson County, daughter of the late George Charles and Blanche Stafford Charles. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Amburgy; one brother, Ray Owens; three sisters, Wanda Rowland, Billie Jean Charles, and Georgie Burns.
She is survived by three daughters; Darlene Duff of Warsaw, Ind., Ruby Prater, of Prestonsburg, and Freda Lewis, of Van Lear; two sisters, Gay Damron of Columbia City, Ind., and Susie Charles of Harold; 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Burial to follow service in Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg. Friends may visit the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Arrangements under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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