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7-26-2017 Obituaries
Harold D. Green
1938-2017

Harold Douglas Green, age 79 of Sitka, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his residence. Born June 12, 1938 in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Jimmy and Carmen Rice Green. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers: Wendell Green and Roger Green; and one sister: Sandra Gayle Green.
He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Simpson Green; two sons: Tim (Kathy) Green of Sitka, Mike (Rosemary) Green of Cynthiana; one daughter: Robin Shepherd of Sitka; one sister: Wilma Joy Burchett of Sitka; seven grandchildren: Bryce Shepherd, Lauren Shepherd, Travis Green, Jason Green, Jessica Green, Daniel Green, Ryne Green; one great grandchild: Natalie Rose Green. Harold was a proud veteran serving in the United States Army.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Green Family Cemetery at Sitka. Roger Ross officiated. Friends visited the funeral home from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral arrangements were by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville.

James E. Collins
1928-2017

James E. Collins, 88 ,of Circleville, Ohio passed away July 22, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 20, 1928 in Riceville, the son of Johnnie and Nola (Spradlin) Collins. He graduated from Jennycreek High School in (1946), Pikeville College (1952), and Morehead State University. He began his teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse for eight years in Kentucky. From there he taught and was principal of Adelphi Elementary School and retired from Zane Trace Elementary School in 1985. He also worked as a TV repairman and loved a good game of Rook. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time, but most of all cherished time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, Nevaleen (Litteral) Collins; sister, Emma Harris; sons-in-law, Douglas Radabaugh and Bill Evans.
He is survived by his children, James Collins (Elaine Meyer), Janet (Ted) Daniel, Joni Debra (Larry) Young, Jackie Radabaugh (Randy Redman), Jill Evans (Bill), Tina Palmer, and Julia (Todd) Long; grandchildren, Jeff (Misty) Collins, Jamey Collins, Audrey (Nelson) Karshner, Brandy (Andy) Palmer, Andrew Daniel, Benjamin Daniel, Katie (Rob) DeLille, Darci (Kory) Valentine, Paige (Jed) Combs, Frank Palmer, Joni Palmer, Alexis Long, Landon Long and Luke Long; great grandchildren, Justus Collins, Ali Collins, Aaron Collins, Jaidee Collins, Madalynn Karshner, Haden Karshner, Jude Palmer, Hank Palmer, Rhett Karshner, Nevalene Palmer, Tennyson Palmer, Joshua Palmer, Landrie Valentine, Dean Palmer, Olivia DeLille, Bailey Kasler and Luke Kasler; nephew, John David Hughes; great niece and nephew, Emily and Josh Hughes; brother, Hubert (Bea) Collins of Wittensville; sister, Carole (Ray) Magnifico; special friends, Darmis Litteral, Powell (Jr.) Collins, Glenna Issac, Chuck (and the late Vera) Holland, Gary Stump, Doug Holbrook and Pete Dunkle. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday July 27, 2017 at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Chaplain Jim Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Berger Hospice Staff. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lung Association, Breast Cancer or Berger Hospice. Online condolences may be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Irene Van Hoose Castle
1932 – 2017

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in the Turner Branch Cemetery, Steep Hill Road, for Irene Van Hoose Castle, 85, of Urbana, Ohio, who passed away Sunday, July 23 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio.
Burial will follow at the same location.
Local arrangements under the care of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Lewis “Junior” Blevins
1935-2017

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 25 for Lewis “Junior” Blevins, 82, of Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, July 22 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Barbara Sue Hicks Williams
October 21, 1962 –
July 19, 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Sue Hicks, 54, of Allen, who passed away Wednesday, July 19 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Burial followed at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Betty Jean Thompson
April 29, 1941 –
July 23, 2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Betty Jean Thompson, 76, of Fort Gay, W.Va., who passed away Sunday, July 23 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Fort Gay.
Arrangements under the care of Preston Funeral Home.

Eugene Short
October 16, 1931 –
July 21, 2017

Funeral services were held Monday, July 24 at the Meally Church of Christ for Eugene Short, 85, of Flat Gap, who passed away Friday, July 21 at his residence.
Burial followed at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


7-21-2017 Obituaries
Adele Hertz Wells Hall
1927-2017

Adele Hertz Wells Hall, 89, of Paintsville, after a short illness, joined our Lord in Heaven Saturday, July 15.
Mrs. Hall was born in Memphis, Tenn., August 4, 1927 a beloved daughter of William T. Wells and Adele Cason Wells. She attended Ashley Hall School and College of Charleston, S.C. Adele loved the beach, sunshine and was an amazing cook. She loved working in her yard and visits with family and friends. Adele was active in Mayo Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was warm and caring and had an impact on everyone. She was loved by family and a “second mom” to many. She was our Adele.
Mrs. Hall is preceded by brother, Bill Wells; and survived by her husband, Dr. Maurice Hall; two sons, Thomas Hall (Anne), St. Augustine, Fla. And Alan M. Hall (Mary), Big Pine Key, Fla.; daughter, Susan Hall Schultz (Randy), Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren Brett, Amy Zachary, Alyse, and Jackson; great grandchildren, Ashley, Abby, Alice, Leo, Wesley, and Adele; and nephews, William Wells III and Jamie Wells.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m., Wed., July 19, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary

Bobby Ray Hitchcock
1939-2017

Funeral services will be held Sat. July 22, 11 a.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church for Bobby Ray Hitchcock, 77, who passed away Thursday, July 20.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21 5-9 at the church.
Burial will be at the Johnson Co. Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Kathleen Hill Blevins
1924-2017

Kathleen (Hill) Blevins, 92, of Satellite Beach, Fla. passed away on April 28, 2017. She was born in Ophir, Ky. to the late Arlen (Darb) and Myrtle Burchett Hill. Kathleen was an active member and greeter at the Oceanside Baptist Church. She also enjoyed quilting and playing cards. Kathleen was a volunteer for The American Red Cross for over 45 years. She was proceeded in death by her husband Raney B. Blevins, and brothers; Wallace Hill (Ann), Tollie Hill (Ruth), and Hobert Hill (Ginny). She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, July 22 at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery.
This is a paid obituary


7-19-17 Obituaries
Adele Hertz Wells Hall
1927-2017

Adele Hertz Wells Hall, 89, of Paintsville, after a short illness, joined our Lord in Heaven Saturday, July 15.
Mrs. Hall was born in Memphis, Tenn., August 4, 1927 a beloved daughter of William T. Wells and Adele Cason Wells. She attended Ashley Hall School and College of Charleston, S.C. Adele loved the beach, sunshine and was an amazing cook. She loved working in her yard and visits with family and friends. Adele was active in Mayo Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was warm and caring and had an impact on everyone. She was loved by family and a “second mom” to many. She was our Adele.
Mrs. Hall is preceded by brother, Bill Wells; and survived by her husband, Dr. Maurice Hall; two sons, Thomas Hall (Anne), St. Augustine, Fla. And Alan M. Hall (Mary), Big Pine Key, Fla.; daughter, Susan Hall Schultz (Randy), Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren Brett, Amy Zachary, Alyse, and Jackson; great grandchildren, Ashley, Abby, Alice, Leo, Wesley, and Adele; and nephews, William Wells III and Jamie Wells.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Wed., July 19, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery. Visitation at Jones-Preston Funeral Home 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tues., July 18, and noon until time of service on Wednesday.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary

Brenda Lee Sadler
1959-2017

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 17, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Brenda Lee Sadler, 57, of Stambaugh, who passed away Wednesday, July 12 at his residence.
Ms. Sadler was born Dec. 22, 1959 in Franklin County, Ohio, daughter of the late Wanda Myers.
Surviving are one son, James, R. Sadler of Stambaugh; two brothers, Larry and Ray Sadler, both of Stambaugh; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 9 a.m. until time of service on Monday.
The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Jimmy McKenzie, with burial to follow in the Sadler Family Cemetery at Stambaugh.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Brooksie Ervin Salyer
1927-2017

Brooksie Ervin Salyer, age 90, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on July 12, 2017.
He was born on May 6, 1927 in Boyd Co., to the late Maude Ann Johnson and Hoadley Salyer. Brooksie retired after 35 years with the General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Columbus. He was also a 56-year member of the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church.
Brooksie is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty O’Bryan Salyer; two daughters, Bettina (Gregory) Salyer Bryant of Staffordsville and Kimberly (Durk) Salyer Peters of Circleville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Erin (Matt) Bryant Bailey, Adam (Kayla) Bryant, and Kaitlynn Peters; three great grandchildren, Connor Bailey, Wade Bailey, and Maddox Bryant; brother, Edgell (Maxie) Salyer of Dayton, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and loved ones.
Graveside services were conducted 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the O’Bryan Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Tobe Wheeler officiating.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both Honored and Privileged to be Entrusted with all funeral arrangements for Mr. Brooksie Ervin Salyer.
This is a paid obituary.

Kenneth Ray Centers
January 28, 1946 – July 13, 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16 at the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church for Kenneth Ray Centers, 71, of Well Hollow, Thealka, who passed away Thursday, July 13 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

Ronnie “Gambler” Hall
January 31, 1954 – July 13, 2017

Funeral services were held Monday, July 17 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ronnie “Gambler” Hall, 63, who passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Hazard.
Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the care of Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

Kathleen Hill Blevins
1924-2017

Kathleen (Hill) Blevins, 92, of Satellite Beach, Fla. passed away on April 28, 2017. She was born in Ophir, Ky. to the late Arlen (Darb) and Myrtle Burchett Hill. Kathleen was an active member and greeter at the Oceanside Baptist Church. She also enjoyed quilting and playing cards. Kathleen was a volunteer for The American Red Cross for over 45 years. She was proceeded in death by her husband Raney B. Blevins, and brothers; Wallace Hill (Ann), Tollie Hill (Ruth), and Hobert Hill (Ginny). She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, July 22 at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery.
This is a paid obituary

Dennis R. Lyons
1947-2017

Dennis R. Lyons, age 69, of Paintsville, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical center in Lexington. Born November 4, 1947 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Bert Lyons and Margie Ward Lyons. In addition to his parents, Dennis is preceded in death by three brothers: James Lyons, Charlie Lyons and Roy Mitchell Lyons; and two brothers in law: Joe Buckley and Karl Bower.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Sturgill Lyons; two daughters, Amy Lyons and Marty Stevens of Winchester, and Angie and David Litton of Meally; one brother, Lanny ( Mary) Lyons of River; two sisters, Alberta Buckley of Toledo, Ohio and Anna Louise Bower of Indiana; two sisters in law, Peggy Lyons of Paintsville and Claudia Lyons of Staffordsville; two grandchildren, Chase Andrew and Nathan Garrett; two step-grandchildren, Autumn Stevens and Zachary Litton; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday July 14, 2017 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Ward Family Cemetery at River.
Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Juanita Sue Collins
June 11, 1947 – July 10, 2017

Funeral services were held Friday, July 14 at 1 p.m. for Juanita Sue Collins, 70, of Paintsville, who passed away July 10 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Burial followed at the Reed Cemetery at Elna.
Arrangements under the care of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Mary Blanton Cochran
1931-2017

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Blanton Cochran, 85, of Oil Springs, who passed away Saturday, July 8 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Mrs. Cochran was born July 27, 1931 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Ed and Ellen Fairchild Blanton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Cochran.
Surviving are three sons, David Michael (Linda) Cochran of Finley, Ohio, Thurman Ed Cochran of Thelma, and Donald Ray (Diane) Cochran of Oil Springs; three daughters, Carolyn Denise Cochran, Janie (Don) Bryson, and Lowena Ginter, all of Oil Springs; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Phillip Caudill and Eulas Adams, with burial in the family cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Norton Daniel
May 25, 1925 – July 13, 2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church for Norton Daniel, 92, of Thelma, who passed at his residence on July 13.
Burial followed at the Daniel Cemetery in Paintsville.
Arrangements under the care of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Thomas Ray Grimm
April 3, 1938 – July 15, 2017

Funeral services were held at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville Tuesday, July 18 for Thomas Ray Grimm, 79, of Dicey Fork, who passed away Saturday, July 15 at his residence.
Burial followed at Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg.
Arrangements were under the care of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.


7-14-17 Obitauries
Brooksie Ervin Salyer
1927-2017

Brooksie Ervin Salyer, age 90, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on July 12, 2017.
He was born on May 6, 1927 in Boyd Co., to the late Maude Ann Johnson and Hoadley Salyer. Brooksie retired after 35 years with the General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Columbus. He was also a 56-year member of the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church.
Brooksie is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty O’Bryan Salyer; two daughters, Bettina (Gregory) Salyer Bryant of Staffordsville and Kimberly (Durk) Salyer Peters of Circleville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Erin (Matt) Bryant Bailey, Adam (Kayla) Bryant, and Kaitlynn Peters; three great grandchildren, Connor Bailey, Wade Bailey, and Maddox Bryant; brother, Edgell (Maxie) Salyer of Dayton, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and loved ones.
Graveside services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the O’Bryan Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Friends may visit the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church, 575 Obetz Rd, Columbus, Ohio, Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with David Boggs officiating.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both Honored and Privileged to be Entrusted with all funeral arrangements for Mr. Brooksie Ervin Salyer.
This is a paid obituary.

Brenda Lee Sadler
1959-2017

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 17, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Brenda Lee Sadler, 57, of Stambaugh, who passed away Wednesday, July 12 at his residence.
Ms. Sadler was born Dec. 22, 1959 in Franklin County, Ohio, daughter of the late Wanda Myers.
Surviving are one son, James, R. Sadler of Stambaugh; two brothers, Larry and Ray Sadler, both of Stambaugh; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 9 a.m. until time of service on Monday.
The service will be officiated by James Kelly Caudill and Jimmy McKenzie, with burial to follow in the Sadler Family Cemetery at Stambaugh.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Dennis R. Lyons
1947-2017

Dennis R. Lyons, age 69, of Paintsville, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical center in Lexington. Born November 4, 1947 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Bert Lyons and Margie Ward Lyons. In addition to his parents, Dennis is preceded in death by three brothers: James Lyons, Charlie Lyons and Roy Mitchell Lyons; and two brothers in law: Joe Buckley and Karl Bower.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Sturgill Lyons; two daughters, Amy Lyons and Marty Stevens of Winchester, and Angie and David Litton of Meally; one brother, Lanny ( Mary) Lyons of River; two sisters, Alberta Buckley of Toledo, Ohio and Anna Louise Bower of Indiana; two sisters in law, Peggy Lyons of Paintsville and Claudia Lyons of Staffordsville; two grandchildren, Chase Andrew and Nathan Garrett; two step-grandchildren, Autumn Stevens and Zachary Litton; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday July 14, 2017 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Ward Family Cemetery at River. Friends may visit the Phelps & Son Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and until the time of service on Friday. Arrangements are by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Mary Blanton Cochran
1931-2017

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Blanton Cochran, 85, of Oil Springs, who passed away Saturday, July 8 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Mrs. Cochran was born July 27, 1931 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Ed and Ellen Fairchild Blanton. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Cochran.
Surviving are three sons, David Michael (Linda) Cochran of Finley, Ohio, Thurman Ed Cochran of Thelma, and Donald Ray (Diane) Cochran of Oil Springs; three daughters, Carolyn Denise Cochran, Janie (Don) Bryson, and Lowena Ginter, all of Oil Springs; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The service was officiated by Phillip Caudill and Eulas Adams, with burial in the family cemetery at Oil Springs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


7-12-2017 Obituaries
James Cecil Caudill
1940-2017

Funeral services were held July 10 at 11:00 a.m. for James Cecil Caudill, 77, of Sitka who passed away July 7, 2017.
Burial followed at the Caudill Family Cemetery in Sitka.
Arrangements were under the care of the Paintsville Funeral Home.



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