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9-19-2014 Obituaries
Alice Daniels
1951-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. at the Hurricane United Baptist Church for Alice Daniels, 62, of Boons Camp, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Mrs. Daniels was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Earl and Edna Butcher Preston. She was a member of the Hurricane United Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Daniels.
Surviving are five sons, Marvin Daniels, Earl Daniels, and Jason Daniels, all of Boons Camp, William Daniels of Lowmansville, and Johnny Daniels of Thelma; three daughters, Georgene Slone of Boons Camp, Elizabeth Phillips of Tomahawk, and Deedria Daniels; one brother, Lonnie Preston of Boons Camp; one sister, Rhonda Preston of Tomahawk; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the church.
The service will be officiated by David Baldwin, Hobart E. May, and Claude Mollette, with burial to follow in the Earl Preston Cemetery at Boons Camp.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Carol K. Williams Fairchild
1949-2014

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Carol K. Williams Fairchild, 65, of Winchester, formerly of Oil Springs, who passed away Monday, Sept. 15 in Winchester.
Mrs. Fairchild was born May 6, 1949 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Thomas and Alice LeMaster Williams. She was an assistant manager with Food City. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eual Fairchild; three brothers, Beacher, Everett and Arnold Williams; three sisters, Venus Kibbey, Agnes Alrey and Phyllis Garnett.
Surviving are four sons, Anthony (Ann) Fairchild, James (Mary) Fairchild, and Kevin (Michelle) Fairchild, all of Winchester, and Thomas (Jessica) Fairchild of Flat Gap; one daughter, Majestic Larane (Billy) Johnson of Winchester; two brothers, Larry Williams of South Carolina, and Tommy Williams of Barnetts Creek; three sisters, Geraldine Davis of Stambaugh, and Georgene Brown and Sally Davis, both of Winchester; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m, and until time of service on Saturday.
The service will be officiated by Frankie Williams, Jason Varney and Danny Varney, with burial to follow in the Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


9-17-2014 Obituaries
Eugene Joseph
“Sparky” Haunhorst
1921-2014

Eugene Joseph “Sparky” Haunhorst passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 and was born Dec. 18, 1921 to the late Richard “Duke” and Cordelia Hotz Haunhorst in Delphos, Ohio.
Sparky is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Marcella McGahan; one son, Ralph Haunhorst and his wife, Ruth; a granddaughter, Shelly (Jenett Jr.) Moss; a great-granddaughter, Holly Haunhorst, all of Paintsville; a step-granddaughter, Mary McKenzie of Frankfort; a step-grandson, Mark McKenzie and wife, Alicia; a step-great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen McKenzie, all of Paintsville; a sister-in-law, Edna Haunhorst and Carl of Delphos, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also predeceased by two sisters, Velma Johnson of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Reta Kelser of Lima, Ohio; three brothers, Carl and Urban of Delphos and Leo of Lima; a nephew, David Bracker in the Vietnam war; and a niece, Karen Hunt of Colorado.
He was president of the Board of Directors of McGahan Feed Company, Inc., having been employed there 60 years. He was known for his beautiful white Charolais cattle on his farm on Johns Creek in Johnson County and was a past Board member of the Kentucky Charolais Association; the Ohio State Charolais Association; the American International Charolais Association; the Kentucky Livestock Improvement Association and Highland Beef Cattle Association. He was awarded Master Conservationist in 1997.
He served his country in the 14th Air Force in World War II, spending most of his time in India an China.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mark McKenzie officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Whiskers or Wags – Johnson County or Johnson Central F.F.A. by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at (606) 789-3501 or mail to Jones-Preston Funeral Home, c/o of Eugene Haunhorst, 807 S. Mayo Trail, Paintsville, KY 41240.
This is a paid obituary.

Glenn Taylor
1949-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Glenn Taylor, 65, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, Sept. 11 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W. Va.
Mr. Taylor was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Floyd County, son of the late Cecil and Vera Preston Taylor. He was also preceded in death by one brother, James Taylor; and two sisters, Anna Ray Taylor and Herma Colvin.
Surviving are three brothers, Harold Taylor, Randall Taylor, and Mike Taylor, all of Paintsville; one sister, Phyllis Taylor (Keith) Sublett of Oil Springs; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Taylor of Syracuse, N. Y.
The service was officiated by Larry Blair, with burial in the Taylor Family Cemetery at Auxier.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.


9-10-2014 Obituaries
Billy C. Spradlin
1928-2014

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 11, at 11 a.m. at the Little Paint First Church of God for Billy C. Spradlin, 86, of East Point who passed away Sept. 9 at his home.
Mr. Spradlin was born April 21, 1928 in Floyd County, son of the late Henry and Florene Brown Spradlin.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Baldridge Spradlin, of East Point; one daughter, Terri Rae (Larry) Brown of East Point; one brother, Scott Spradlin of Pikeville; one sister, Garnett Fairchild of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren.
Friends can visit the church from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The service will be officiated by pastor Jeff White with burial to follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps and Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Mildred Grimm
1921-2014

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Richie Hunt Funeral Home for Mildred Grimm, 92, of Owingsville who passed away Monday Sept. 8 at Windsor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Grimm was born December 30, 1921, a native of Magoffin County, daughter of the late John and Mary Perkins Conley.
She was also preceeded in death by her husband Lionel Grimm.
She is survived by one daughter, Peggy (Ossie) Prater of Owingsville, Ky.; two brothers, Dorsey (Doris) Conley of Milan, Michigan, and Marcus (Ruth) Conley of Salyersville; one sister, Nancy Nayer of Willis, Michigan; two grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Friends can visit after 5 p.m. Thursday at the Richie Hunt Funeral Home.
The service will be officiated by Rev. Anthony Anderson with burial to follow at the Ham-Conley Cemetery in Salyersville.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Richie Hunt Funeral Home.

Linda Sue Gwinn Simpkins
1961-2014

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Linda Sue Gwinn Simpkins, 53, of Leon, W. Va., formerly of Paintsville, who passed away Friday, Sept. 5 at her residence.
Mrs. Simpkins was born Feb. 1, 1961 in Circleville, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Corrie Rowland Gwinn. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Fields.
Surviving are her husband, Rick Simpkins of Leon; two daughters, Crystal Reed of Salyersville, and Amanda Helton of West Liberty; one step-son, Shane Simpkins of Paintsville; two brothers, Jason Gwinn and Joe Gwinn; and one sister, Carrie Fairchild, all of Paintsville; and three granddaughters.
The service was officiated by Isaac Rowland, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Wendell Ray Knight Sr.
1930-2014

Wendell Ray Knight Sr., 84, of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Frankfort.
Mr. Knight was born March 4, 1930, son of the late Olen and Willa Mae Barker Knight. He was a self-employed independent contractor consultant; and a U. S. Marine veteran. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Hicks Knight.
Surviving are one son, Wendell Ray Knight Jr. of St. Albans, W. Va.; and one daughter, Jennifer Knight of Lawrenceburg.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


9-5-2014 Obituaries
John Martin Van Hoose
1937-2014

John Martin Van Hoose, age 77, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was born January 25, 1937 in Thealka.
Mr. Van Hoose graduated from Paintsville High School in 1954. He retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant after 27 years and later went on to retire from the Air Force Reserves. Also, he retired from Lucent Technology after 23 years. Mr. Van Hoose was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Proctor and Hazel Van Hoose; wife, Joyce Annette Van Hoose; son, John Martin Van Hoose and a brother, Phillip Roger Van Hoose.
He is survived by his son, Ricky Van Hoose of Benton, Ark.; daughter, Barbara Jean Bathe of Michigan; two brothers, James Van Hoose (Ernestine) and Larry Gene Van Hoose (Patty); sister, Janie Harlow all of Paintsville; two grandchildren, Stephanie Pryor (Kyle) of Benton and Ricky Chase Van Hoose (Jessica) of Bryant, Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Kolby & Carson Pryor and Harper Van Hoose; sister-in-law, Vernette Grizzelle (Scott) and six special nieces and nephews, Vicki Skaggs, Carol Vallance, Angela Davidson, Ted & Cindy Grizzelle and Tracy Grizzelle.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 8 at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at Sardis United Methodist Church with burial at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to Saline Hospice or Sardis United Methodist Church Building Fund.
On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Okie Mae Carpenter Conley
1934-2014

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 31, 2:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Okie Mae Carpenter Conley, 80, of Salyersville, who passed away Friday, Aug. 29 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Conley was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Dudley and Annie Gibson Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Bernice Conley.
Surviving are five sons, Charles Conley, Kenny Conley, and Terry Conley, all of Carey, Ohio, Jerry Michael “Mike” Conley and James Wesley Conley, both of Swamp Branch; three daughters, Carolyn Ramey of Van Lear, Jackie Hackney of McAndrews, and Marsha Patrick of Salyersville; one sister, Opal Marshall of Michigan; 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Joe Scott, with burial in the Hannah Family Cemetery at Swamp Branch.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


8-3-2014 Obituaries
Homer Lee Gibson
1945-2014

Homer Lee Gibson, 69, of Staffordsville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31.
Mr. Gibson was born May 6, 1945 in Pikeville, son of Luevicie Sword Gibson and the late Andrew Gibson. He was a maintenance worker with the Pinson Hotel and a U. S. Army veteran.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Evie Barrett Gibson; one son, Brandon Akers of Staffordsville; two daughters, Terrie Lee Smith and Crystal Johnson, both of Pikeville; one brother, James Gibson of Pikeville; one sister, Alphie Hamilton of Pikeville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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