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5-27-2016 Obituaries
Louedith Conley Lykins Litton
1932 - 2016

Louedith Conley Lykins Litton, age 83, of Flat Gap, Kentucky, formerly of Morehead, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at her residence in Flat Gap.
She was born August 7, 1932, in West Liberty, a daughter of the late Wayne and Nora Howard Conley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Lykins, who passed away December 15, 1970; her husband, Sam “Junior” Litton, on April 8, 1997; and two sons, infant Terry Howard Lykins and Arlie David Lykins.
Louedith is survived by four daughters and their husbands, Vivian and Carter Conley of Salyersville, Sue and Gary Ferguson of Flat Gap, Gaye and Mike Harmon of Owingsville, and Cristy and Tom Copley of Louisa; seven grandchildren, J. D. Conley and Beth, Robbie Conley and Veronica, Tyler Ferguson and Andrea, Miranda Blair and Dewayne, Lakita Lykins Newsom and Kevin, Elizabeth Harmon and Hannah Harmon; five great grandchildren, Aidyn Layne Blair, David Kyson Newsom, Ryliegh Nicole Goble, Dustin Heath Minix, and Joseph McKinley Minix; one brother, Billie Joe Elam of West Liberty; one sister, Frances Vance of West Liberty; other relatives; and many friends.
Louedith was a very hard worker throughout her life. After her husband passed, she raised a large tobacco crop to support her five children, prior to owning several floral shops in Magoffin, Floyd, Rowan, Nicholas, and Fayette counties. Louedith loved her children and grandchildren and especially adored Aidyn and Kyson. First and foremost, Louedith was a Christian. She was known for the Ten Commandments, which remained on her lawn as long as she retained a home in Rowan County. Louedith will be sadly missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lowell Rice and Rev. Billy Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Conley Cemetery, Oil Springs.
Pallbearers: Tyler Ferguson, Gary Ferguson, Robbie Conley, J. D. Conley, Dewayne Blair, Tom Copley, Carter Conley. Honorary Pallbearers: Ben Everman, Palmer Copher.
Arrangements under the direction of the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals of Morehead.
This is a paid obituary.

Cody Austin Osborne
1989-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Cody Austin Osborne, 27, of East Point, who passed away Tuesday, May 24 at Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Faye Etta Salyer
1952-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 28, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home for Faye Etta Salyer, 64, of Flat Gap, who passed away Wednesday, May 25 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow in the Fairchild Family Cemetery in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Jerald Todd Mullins
1967-2016

Jerald Todd Mullins, age 49, of Oil Springs, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Staffordsville.
Todd was born May 6, 1967 in Butler County, Ohio, son of Jerry Andrew Mullins of Weeksbury, and Linda Bailey Wells of Middletown, Ohio.
He was a mental health therapist with Mountain Comprehensive Care.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Tonia Evans Mullins, whom he married on March 14, 1992. To this union were born two children, son Joshua Todd Mullins and daughter, Sydney Renee Mullins of both Oil Springs.
Also surviving is one sister, Kristina Mullins Byrd of Middleton, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Denver “Dickie” Tackett and Seth Gray officiating.
Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville.
Friends may visit until time of service Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

George F. ‘Butch’ Pelphrey
1946-2016

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 1 p.m. at the Little Mud Lick Church of God for George F. “Butch” Pelphrey, 70, who passed away Tuesday, May 24 at U. K. Medical Center in Lexington.
Burial will be in the Johnson County Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Mary ‘Mandy’ Barnett
1922-2016

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home for Mary “Mandy” Barnett, 94, of Paintsville, who passed away Tuesday, May 24 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial was in the Vanover and Kelley Family Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Rebecca Ann Conley
1948-2016

Rebecca Ann Conley, age 68, of Luray, Virginia died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Mont Vue Nursing Home, Luray, Virginia after a long extended illness resulting from a stroke sustained almost 17 years ago.
She was born on February 1, 1948 in Paintsville, Kentucky and was a daughter of the late Winfield Holbrook Sr. and Audrey Montgomery Holbrook. Mrs. Conley was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas, Va.
Mrs. Conley was graduated from Mayo State Vocational School in business and was employed by the Paintsville Herald prior to her moving to Virginia in 1970.
On October 23, 1970, she married William Ray Conley who survives. Mrs. Conley was a floral designer and craft teacher in a community college in Manassas prior to her illness.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Tamatha Conley of Luray, Va., Stephanie Norris of Bealeton, Va., and Jennifer Timm of Remington, Va.; three brothers, Roger, Kenneth, and Winfield Holbrook, Jr., all of Paintsville; one sister, Jewell Collins of Fairland, Ind.; one granddaughter, Bailey Norris of Bealeton, Va.; and two grandsons, Alexander and Gabriel Timm of Remington, Va. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Crum; two brothers, David and John Holbrook; and two sisters, Anna Margaret Davis and Gladys Castle.
A funeral service was conducted at the Rileyville Baptist Church, Rileyville, Va. on Friday , May 20, with burial at the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray, Va.
This is a paid obituary.

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Blanton
1929-2016

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Lee “Bob” Blanton, 87, of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, May 25 at his residence.
Burial will follow in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


5-25-2016 Obituaries
Jerald Todd Mullins
1967-2016

Jerald Todd Mullins, age 49, of Oil Springs, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Staffordsville.
Todd was born May 6, 1967 in Butler County, Ohio, son of Jerry Andrew Mullins of Weeksbury, and Linda Bailey Wells of Middletown, Ohio.
He was a mental health therapist with Mountain Comprehensive Care.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Tonia Evans Mullins, whom he married on March 14, 1992. To this union were born two children, son Joshua Todd Mullins and daughter, Sydney Renee Mullins of both Oil Springs.
Also surviving is one sister, Kristina Mullins Byrd of Middleton, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Denver “Dickie” Tackett and Seth Gray officiating.
Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville.
Friends may visit until time of service Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Joyce Music King
1953-2016

Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Joyce Music King, 62, of Meally, who passed away Friday, May 20 at her residence.
Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Peggy Marie Wallen
1938-2016

Peggy Marie Wallen, 78, of Xenia, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Kettering Medical Center. She was born March 28, 1938, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Florida and Elda Anna VanHoose Lyons. She was a member of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Dayton, and was the owner of Wallen Enterprises. She is survived by her husband, James M. Wallen, whom she married, May 31, 1956, a daughter, Deborah L. Foxbower, Wilmington, two sons, Timothy W. (Lisa) Wallen, and David (Christine) Wallen, all of Xenia, seven grandchildren, Amanda (Jeremy) Wright, Joey (Alison) Wallen, Michael Wallen, Justin (Camden) Wallen, Samantha Wallen, Shelley Foxbower, and Cody Foxbower, four great-grandchildren, Olivia Wright, Parker Wright, Arrianna Wallen, and Lily McHaney, four sisters, Annabelle Puckett, Pikeville, KY, Wanda Peters, Grayson, KY, Linda Spencer, Belleville, MI, and Kaye Hitchcock, Tutor Key, KY, by several nieces and nephews, and by many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by two sisters, Cora Lee Walters and Faye Preston. Her husband of 60 years was her rock, her true soulmate. She was dedicated to him from the time they were in high school until her last breath. Her family was her world. She was more like a best friend than a grandmother. Nothing made her happier than when all her children and grandkids came over. She loved sewing, coloring in her coloring books, decorating, and singing at her church. She had a personality that was as contagious as her laughter and she made a friend wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held at 10am, Monday, April 25, at the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Dayton, with Pastor Hollie J. VanHoose officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8pm Sunday at the church. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Gardens. This is a paid obituary.

Rebecca Ann Conley
1948-2016

Rebecca Ann Conley, age 68, of Luray, Virginia died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Mont Vue Nursing Home, Luray, Virginia after a long extended illness resulting from a stroke sustained almost 17 years ago.
She was born on February 1, 1948 in Paintsville, Kentucky and was a daughter of the late Winfield Holbrook Sr. and Audrey Montgomery Holbrook. Mrs. Conley was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas, Va.
Mrs. Conley was graduated from Mayo State Vocational School in business and was employed by the Paintsville Herald prior to her moving to Virginia in 1970.
On October 23, 1970, she married William Ray Conley who survives. Mrs. Conley was a floral designer and craft teacher in a community college in Manassas prior to her illness.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Tamatha Conley of Luray, Va., Stephanie Norris of Bealeton, Va., and Jennifer Timm of Remington, Va.; three brothers, Roger, Kenneth, and Winfield Holbrook, Jr., all of Paintsville; one sister, Jewell Collins of Fairland, Ind.; one granddaughter, Bailey Norris of Bealeton, Va.; and two grandsons, Alexander and Gabriel Timm of Remington, Va. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Crum; two brothers, David and John Holbrook; and two sisters, Anna Margaret Davis and Gladys Castle.
A funeral service was conducted at the Rileyville Baptist Church, Rileyville, Va. on Friday , May 20, with burial at the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray, Va.
This is a paid obituary.

Barbara Ann McPherson
1930-2016

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Ann McPherson, 86, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, May 19 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Douglas Butcher
1926-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Douglas Butcher, 90, of Meally, who passed away Monday, May 23 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Irene Burke Dills Hunt
1925-2016

Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 29, 3 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Irene Burke Dills Hunt, 90, of Lexington, formerly of Paintsville, who passed away Monday, May 16 in Lexington.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

James Carl Sadler
1947-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 1 p.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for James Carl Sadler, 69, of Meally, who passed away Sunday, May 22 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will follow in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Robert Sizemore
1940-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 10 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Sizemore, 76, of Flat Gap, who passed away Saturday, May 21 at his residence.
Burial will be in the Sizemore Family Cemetery in Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


5-13-2016 Obituaries
Claude E. Hayes
1927-2016

Aged 88 of Springfield, Ohio passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday May 1, 2016, at Heartland of Springfield where he was a popular resident for almost two years. Claude was a Christmas baby, born December 25, 1927, in Johnson County, Kentucky the son of Gus and Jessie Hayes. He had 14 siblings and was especially close to his brothers Gus Hayes, Jr. and South G. Hayes. At the insistence of his father, Claude began his working life early and did the work of two men, for himself and his brother South G., who was in fragile health throughout his life. Unfortunately, his brother passed away in 1961. It was a loss Dad grieved for the rest of his life. He was also preceded in death by nine of his beloved siblings.
In 1952, Claude married Billie Ruth Hensley Hayes after a whirlwind two week courtship. Claude and Billie had five children, each one has special memories of their father: James remembers fondly Dad’s attendance at his many sporting events; Tom (Laurel) recalls Dad’s encouraging his strong work ethic when he chose to work not one but two jobs in high school; Claudia Kuykendall (Terry) was Dad’s very own “Number 1 Girl,” a title she still proudly holds today; South Gene holds dear many memories of helping Dad and Mom rehabilitate homes to sell; Amanda Chakeres (Philip) will never forget Dad’s beautiful singing voice. Claude also had seven grandchildren with their own special memories of their truly unforgettable and knowledgeable Pappaw: Andrew (Susie) Hayes; Jacqueline (Nick) Gilmore; Renee (Austin) Hart; Bradley Roberts; Erika Hayes Buzzard; Leesa (Joey) McGough; and Joshua Hayes. He also leaves 13 great grandchildren who will no doubt be delighted to hear all about his escapades. Dad always had a way with a story, a love for his family, and an endless trove of knowledge happily shared. We also cannot forget friend and extended family member Tony Pugliese who often opened his home and his kitchen to Dad during his many trips to California to visit his son South.
Claude supported his family working as a foreman in the construction industry with The Fishel Company, and, later, American General, where he became an explosives expert. However, there is no doubt that his favorite occupations were “Dad” and “Pappaw.”
Always family first, Claude and his wife Billie worked as a team for many years to bring to Ohio those in need of jobs and lodging so that they, too, might enjoy a better life and provide better educations for their children. It was a cause they believed in and both were proud to extend a helping hand to many from their home state of Kentucky.
Sadly preceded in death by his unforgettable wife Billie Ruth Hensley Hayes in 2002, his children and his grandchildren ensure that his memory will remain and his humor will be shared throughout generations. Dad, you too, are unforgettable.
Memorial service to remain private as requested by our father, an unpretentious man who desired neither picnic nor parade in life or death.
This is a paid obituary.

Quinten Lester
1925-2016

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church for Quinten Lester, 91, of Lowmansville, who passed away Wednesday, May 4 at Community Hospice in Ashland.
Mr. Lester was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Blaine, son of the late Isaac and Sinda Bishop Lester. He was a WW II veteran and a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mardria Griffith Lester, who passed away in 2004, and his son, Charles Douglas Lester.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Lemaster Lester of Lowmansville; four daughters, Carol Cordle of Flatwoods, Bonnie Martin of Blaine, Sandra Daniels of Hager Hill, and Yvonne Demorest of Dublin, Ga.; one step-daughter, Joyce Lemaster of Louisa; two step-sons, Loyd Lemaster of Lowmansville, and Larry Lemaster of Ulysses; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Kenneth Wright and Joe Adkins, with burial in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Annette Dixon Bailey
1917-2016

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Annette Dixon Bailey, 99, of Charleston, S. C., formerly of Paintsville, who passed away Wednesday, May 4 in Charleston.
Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Elsie Elouise Grim Williams
1932-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, 3 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Elsie Elouise Grim Williams, 84, of Wittensville, who passed away Sunday, May 8 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mrs. Williams was born April 29, 1932 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Isaac and Fronia Stambaugh Grim. She was a retired accountant. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary Michael Williams and Everette Kyle Williams; and one sister, Eldia Daniel.
Surviving are one brother, Elvie Grim of Paintsville; one sister, Elma Grim of Nippa; and two grandchildren, Michael E. Williams of Lexington, and Andrea Michelle Mills of Bradenton, Fla.
The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Grim Family Cemetery at Nippa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


5-11-2016 Obituaries
Opal Montgomery
1919-2016

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church for Opal Montgomery, 96, of Cynthiana, formerly of Johnson County, passed away Monday, May 9 in Cynthiana.
Burial will follow in the Holbrook Family Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Quinten Lester
1925-2016

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church for Quinten Lester, 91, of Lowmansville, who passed away Wednesday, May 4 at Community Hospice in Ashland.
Mr. Lester was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Blaine, son of the late Isaac and Sinda Bishop Lester. He was a WW II veteran and a carpenter. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mardria Griffith Lester, who passed away in 2004, and his son, Charles Douglas Lester.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Lemaster Lester of Lowmansville; four daughters, Carol Cordle of Flatwoods, Bonnie Martin of Blaine, Sandra Daniels of Hager Hill, and Yvonne Demorest of Dublin, Ga.; one step-daughter, Joyce Lemaster of Louisa; two step-sons, Loyd Lemaster of Lowmansville, and Larry Lemaster of Ulysses; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Kenneth Wright and Joe Adkins, with burial in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Elsie Elouise Grim Williams
1932-2016

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, 3 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Elsie Elouise Grim Williams, 84, of Wittensville, who passed away Sunday, May 8 at Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Mrs. Williams was born April 29, 1932 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Isaac and Fronia Stambaugh Grim. She was a retired accountant. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary Michael Williams and Everette Kyle Williams; and one sister, Eldia Daniel.
Surviving are one brother, Elvie Grim of Paintsville; one sister, Elma Grim of Nippa; and two grandchildren, Michael E. Williams of Lexington, and Andrea Michelle Mills of Bradenton, Fla.
The service was officiated by James Kelly Caudill, with burial in the Grim Family Cemetery at Nippa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Sharon Kay Whiting
1955-2016

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, 3 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sharon Kay Whiting, 60, of Meally, who passed away Thursday, May 5 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Meally.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


5-6-2016 Obituaries
Edward Lee ‘Parrot’ Wells
1947-2016

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Edward Lee “Parrot” Wells, 68, of Williamsport, who passed away Sunday, May 1 at Community Hospice Center in Ashland.
Mr. Wells was born Oct. 27, 1947 in Johnson County, son of the late Joe Jr. and Hilda Katherine Idigppa Wells. He was a heavy equipment operator with Martin County Coal and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Earl Wells and Roy Neil Wells.
Surviving are his wife, Pamela Gaye Walters Wells of Williamsport; one son, Michael Travis Wells of Georgia; two daughters, Melissa Wells Shepherd (Billy Daniel) of Meally and Tina VanHoose (Paul Marshall VanHoose) of Nippa; two brothers, David “Rod” Wells and Brian Keith Wells, both of Van Lear; one sister, Lois Wells Collins of Hager Hill; five grandchildren, Tabitha Ratliff, Krista (Seth) Ferguson, Paul Edward VanHoose, Erica Reneé Osborne, and Tracie Daniel Shepherd; and two great-grandchildren, Noah Scott Ratliff, Kenzie Slone, and one great-grandchild on the way.
The service will be officiated by Steve Rose, with burial to follow in the Webb-Wells Cemetery at Van Lear.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Everly M. Wheeler
1933-2016

Everly M. Wheeler, of Staffordsville, shared his life with us for 83 years and 20 days. He went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Everly was born on April 8, 1933 at his beloved Crockett in Morgan County. He is the son of the late Frank and Linnie Fannin Wheeler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arlis, Darrell and Rodney; and three sisters, Arlene Williams, Mavis Hall and Lois Brown.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lillian Arnett Wheeler of Staffordsville. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, friends; and two special caregivers, Geraldine Owens and Debbie Preston.
For the past four months, Everly enjoyed time shared at Mountain Nursing Home with the roommate Eldon McKenzie.
After high school, Everly served two years in the U.S. Army. He then enrolled at Morehead State University obtaining a B. S. Degree in business education. His long teaching career began in Johnson County at Oil Springs High School before retirement from Johnson Central.
While at M. S. U., Everly met and married his future wife, Lillian Arnett. They were married on June 8, 1958.
Everly had a kind, gentle and helpful nature. He loved his family without reservation and was always proud of their accomplishment.
After retirement, Everly enjoyed meeting friends at the Senior Citizens Center, sharing a good meal and enjoying games of choice. He also never gave up on the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon fishing on the lake.
Everly has left a void in our hearts that can never be filled. He will be missed by all who knew him. His life had been a great journey, beginning with his parents, his career, and his loving wife Lillian.
He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and his community, but Everly will never be forgotten.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Genevieve McCarty
1932-2016

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Genevieve McCarty, 83, of Oil Springs who passed away Thursday, April 28 at her residence.
Mrs. McCarty was born July 11, 1932 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Walter and Emma Blanton Curtis. She was a hairdresser. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Long and Elouise Curtis; and one great-great-grandchild, Darrick Ryan Haywood.
Surviving are her husband, Jimmie Dorton McCarty of Oil Springs; two daughters, Jewell (Sam) Reed, and Wanda Jean (James) Preston, all of Oil Springs; one brother, Walter (Pam) Curtis Jr. of Tutor Key; one sister, Edith Carol (Ray) McCarty of Oil Springs; one brother-in-law, Knawha Long; four grandchildren, Dianna (Bobby) Reed, James Darrick (Donna) Preston, Laura (Shawn) Castle, and Guthrey Dwayne (Andi) Preston; 11 great-grandchildren, Joshua (Emily) Reed, Ashley Paige (Kyle) Sublett, Whitney Bleue (Mason) Haywood, Jimmy Preston, Jordan Young, Alex Castle, Nick Castle, Rebecca Preston, Lauren Preston, Alaina Castle, and Dylan Preston; three great-great-grandchildren, Austin Haywood Mykah Reed and Kyleigh Paige Sublett.
The service was officiated by Elders Frankie Blevins and Ray McCarty, with burial in the Jimmie D, and Genevieve McCarty Family Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Debra Lynn Johnson
1955-2016

Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Debra Lynn Johnson, 60, of Shelbyville, who passed away Tuesday, April 26 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 26, 1955 in Johnson County, daughter of Gene Davis and Anna Potter Davis, both of Thelma. She was a Human Resource Manager.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, David Lane of Shelbyville; two brothers, Gene Davis of Nashville, and Paul Davis of Richmond; one sister, Jeannie Swant of Manchester, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The service was officiated by Jim Wheeler, 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.

Claude Edward Hayes
1927-2016

Claude Edward Hayes was born Dec. 25, 1927, to Jessie and Gus Hayes in Paintsville. He had 14 siblings, of whom he was close to and very fond of.
He was known as a child to collect creatures and things that he loved in his pockets for show to his siblings and friends.
Claude married Billie Hensley in June of 1952 and the odyssey of his legacy began. The love and compassion Claude had for his children is indisputable. He supported his children through their sports events, maturation into jobs, marriages and raising their own children.
James is fond of his father’s attendance to his basketball games. Tom recalls him encouraging his hard work. Claudia remembers the day that her father tokened her the number one girl. Claude made many trips from Ohio to California to spend time with Gene. Mandy “his baby girl” recalls his talent in singing and how he would dance with a booty shake. He enjoyed gun shows and collecting knives. Claude had a way of interjecting silliness into conversations with his facial expressions. Each of Claude’s grandchildren share “Pappawisms”. These memories of one liners bring wisdom and humor.
Andy shares the bluest eyes with Pappaw. Jackie recalls his cure for the ultimate hangover, and having home remedies for almost any ailment. Reneé shares how special she felt when Pappaw would take his grandkids to the candy store for $2 worth of candy. Erika recalls him loving a good deal and sharing the Doublemint gum that he carried in this shirt pocket. Bradley recalls Pappaw giving dating advice, he told Bradley to “be sure to always carry a pack of gum or pack of cigarettes, because the ladies would want one or the other.” Leesa recalls his simplistic diet of bologna, cucumbers and tomatoes and how when she eats the same she is comforted with his memory. Josh recalls Pappaw’s infinite wisdom and not accepting change easily.
Claude has a unique place in the hearts of those who knew him, loved him and he will missed indefinitely.
This is a paid obituary.

Roberta Preston
1927-2016

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m. at the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church for Roberta Preston, 88, of West Van Lear, who passed away Sunday, May 1 at Mountain Manor in Paintsville.
Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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