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6-21-17 Obituaries
Brenda Sue Stacy McKenzie
1948-2017

Funeral services were held Monday, June 19, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Brenda Sue Stacy McKenzie, 69, of Red Bush, who passed away Friday, June 16 at her residence.
Burial was in the McKenzie Family Cemetery at Red Bush.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Homer Hale Jr.
1937-2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Homer Hale Jr., 79, of Grove City, Ohio, who passed away Friday, June 16 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


6-16-2017 Obituaries
Ivel (Barker) Conley
November 10, 1933 ~ June 7, 2017

Ivel Barker Conley, 83 of Springfield, Ohio, passed away June 7, 2017 in Good Shepherd Village. She was born in Johnson County on November 10, 1933, the daughter of Millard and Edith Barker. Ivel was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She also liked working in her flowers and garden. She enjoyed spoiling Denise, Andy, Ben and Baylee: they were her world. Ivel was a proud member of Beatty Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Marie Back; son-in-law, Roger “Skip” Vonderheide; five nephews and two nieces. Survivors include her husband Duelas Conley, whom she married June 17, 1954; daughter Denise Vonderheide; sister Faye Baldwin; grandchildren Andrew and Benjamin Vonderheide; great-grandson Baylee; special nieces Wanda Estep and Linda Back.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Services to honor Ivel will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Home with Pastor Steve Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Ivel’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Lonnie Dunn III
1970-2017

Lonnie Dunn III, age 46, formerly of Paintsville, passed away Monday, June 5th, 2017 in Lexington, KY. He was born June 15th, 1970 in Johnson County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Sue Daniel Dunn and his grandmother, Mabel Daniel. He is survived by his father Lonnie Dunn II (Edna Mae) Dunn of Paintsville; one sister, Dana (Keith) Ransdell of Lexington; along with one niece, Elie Ransdell; and one nephew, Will Ransdell.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Anthony Castle officiating. Burial was in the Dunn Family Cemetery, Cow Creek, in Magoffin County. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Isaiah House-Men’s Recovery Center by contacting the Jones-Preston Funeral Home @ (606) 789-3501.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Fred Norton Daniel Sr.
1952-2017

Funeral services will be held June 17, 11 a.m. at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church for Fred Norton Daniel Sr., 64, of Thelma, who passed away Tuesday, June 13.
Burial will be in the Daniel Cemetery in Paintsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


6-14-2017 Obituaries
Ivel (Barker) Conley
November 10, 1933 ~ June 7, 2017

Ivel Barker Conley, 83 of Springfield, Ohio, passed away June 7, 2017 in Good Shepherd Village. She was born in Johnson County on November 10, 1933, the daughter of Millard and Edith Barker. Ivel was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She also liked working in her flowers and garden. She enjoyed spoiling Denise, Andy, Ben and Baylee: they were her world. Ivel was a proud member of Beatty Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Marie Back; son-in-law, Roger “Skip” Vonderheide; five nephews and two nieces. Survivors include her husband Duelas Conley, whom she married June 17, 1954; daughter Denise Vonderheide; sister Faye Baldwin; grandchildren Andrew and Benjamin Vonderheide; great-grandson Baylee; special nieces Wanda Estep and Linda Back.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the Richards Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home. Services to honor Ivel will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Home with Pastor Steve Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Ivel’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.
This is a paid obituary.

Lonnie Dunn III
1970-2017

Lonnie Dunn III, age 46, formerly of Paintsville, passed away Monday, June 5th, 2017 in Lexington, KY. He was born June 15th, 1970 in Johnson County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Sue Daniel Dunn and his grandmother, Mabel Daniel. He is survived by his father Lonnie Dunn II (Edna Mae) Dunn of Paintsville; one sister, Dana (Keith) Ransdell of Lexington; along with one niece, Elie Ransdell; and one nephew, Will Ransdell.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Anthony Castle officiating. Burial was in the Dunn Family Cemetery, Cow Creek, in Magoffin County. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Isaiah House-Men’s Recovery Center by contacting the Jones-Preston Funeral Home @ (606) 789-3501.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Carlis Vernon Mills
1936-2017

Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery for Carlis Vernon Mills, 81, of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, June 11 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Mills was born Oct. 25, 1936 in Tomahawk, son of the late Alvie Mollette and Hershel Mills. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Church.
Surviving are his wife, Cleo Brown Mills of Paintsville; three brothers, Clarence Mills, Archie Mills of Springfield, Ohio, and John Mills of Tomahawk; three sisters, Mary Barton of Martin County, Francis Mills of Columbus, Ohio, and Sandra Kay Johnson of Inez.
The service will be officiated by Roger Sparks.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Juanita Lemaster
1950-2017

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Juanita Lemaster, 67, of Paintsville, who passed away Thursday, June 8 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Burial was in the Kimble Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.


6-9-2017 Obituaries
James Arnold ‘Jim’ Brown
1930-2017

James Arnold “Jim” Brown, 86, of Cynthiana, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Magoffin County on November 1, 1930 to the late Judge Frank and Celia Arnett Brown.
Mr. Brown attended the University of Kentucky where he was involved in the ROTC and after graduation joined the United States Air Force where he became a pilot from 1953 till 1954. On September 13, 1971 he was the fourth person in the state of Kentucky to receive their Emergency Medical Technician certificate after opening Browns EMS in 1970. He was Mayor of Cynthiana from 1994 until 1999 and again in 2007 until 2009 when he resigned due to health issues. Prior to being mayor he served several terms as commissioner. Mr. Brown was owner of several businesses, to mention a few, Grand Haven Nursing Home, Farmers Deposit Bank, Deposit Bank of Carlisle and the Ramada Inn in Paintsville. He was a member of the Harrison Memorial Hospital Board along with many other boards and organizations. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lee Rodgers Brown; two brothers, Laurence Gray Brown and Paul David Brown and a sister, Charity Mae Utterback.
He is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Carole Utterback Brackmen, Lynda Brown Wiley, Judy Brown Grim, Paul David Brown, Jr., James Michael Brown, John Mark Brown and Cathy Brown Wright and two sisters-in-law, Christine Helton Brown and Peggy Morrison Brown, both of Paintsville.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana, by Sammy Harris. Entombment will be in Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul David Brown, Jr., James Michael Brown, John Mark Brown, Slick Garrison, Edwin Culbertson, Oma Doyle, Betsy Haley, Diane Hicks, Judy Faulconer, Greg Wills, David Sanders, Darl and Minerva Music, Bobby Lake, Jack Keith, Charles Brunker, Paul Patton, Doug Garrett, Custer Blair, Taylor Mathers and the late Robert Sparks.
Arrangements under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home of Cynthiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County – Blue Grass Community Foundation, 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, KY 40507.
This is a paid obituary.

Michael Casey Meade
1970-2017

Memorial services were held Friday, June 2, 7 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Casey Meade, 46, of Hagerhill, who passed away Wednesday, May 31 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Meade was born Sept. 25, 1970 in Pike County, son of Granville and Peggy Spradlin Meade of Hagerhill.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Kimberly Felty Meade; step-daughter, Kaitlin (Wayne) Stambaugh of Paintsville; one sister, Wendy Gail Meade of Hagerhill; two nephews, Colin and Lucas VanHoose; and several aunts, uncles, and friends.
A Funeral Mass was officiated by Father Hoppenjans, Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m. at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Paintsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.


6-7-2017 Obituaries
James Arnold ‘Jim’ Brown
1930-2017

James Arnold “Jim” Brown, 86, of Cynthiana, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Magoffin County on November 1, 1930 to the late Judge Frank and Celia Arnett Brown.
Mr. Brown attended the University of Kentucky where he was involved in the ROTC and after graduation joined the United States Air Force where he became a pilot from 1953 till 1954. On September 13, 1971 he was the fourth person in the state of Kentucky to receive their Emergency Medical Technician certificate after opening Browns EMS in 1970. He was Mayor of Cynthiana from 1994 until 1999 and again in 2007 until 2009 when he resigned due to health issues. Prior to being mayor he served several terms as commissioner. Mr. Brown was owner of several businesses, to mention a few, Grand Haven Nursing Home, Farmers Deposit Bank, Deposit Bank of Carlisle and the Ramada Inn in Paintsville. He was a member of the Harrison Memorial Hospital Board along with many other boards and organizations. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lee Rodgers Brown; two brothers, Laurence Gray Brown and Paul David Brown and a sister, Charity Mae Utterback.
He is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Carole Utterback Brackmen, Lynda Brown Wiley, Judy Brown Grim, Paul David Brown, Jr., James Michael Brown, John Mark Brown and Cathy Brown Wright and two sisters-in-law, Christine Helton Brown and Peggy Morrison Brown, both of Paintsville.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana, by Sammy Harris. Entombment will be in Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul David Brown, Jr., James Michael Brown, John Mark Brown, Slick Garrison, Edwin Culbertson, Oma Doyle, Betsy Haley, Diane Hicks, Judy Faulconer, Greg Wills, David Sanders, Darl and Minerva Music, Bobby Lake, Jack Keith, Charles Brunker, Paul Patton, Doug Garrett, Custer Blair, Taylor Mathers and the late Robert Sparks.
Arrangements under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home of Cynthiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County – Blue Grass Community Foundation, 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, KY 40507.
This is a paid obituary.

Susan Jeanette Wallis
1962-2017

Susan Jeanette Wallis, 54, of Paintsville, passed away Friday, June 2 at her residence.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Michael Casey Meade
1970-2017

Memorial services were held Friday, June 2, 7 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Casey Meade, 46, of Hagerhill, who passed away Wednesday, May 31 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Meade was born Sept. 25, 1970 in Pike County, son of Granville and Peggy Spradlin Meade of Hagerhill.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Kimberly Felty Meade; step-daughter, Kaitlin (Wayne) Stambaugh of Paintsville; one sister, Wendy Gail Meade of Hagerhill; two nephews, Colin and Lucas VanHoose; and several aunts, uncles, and friends.
A Funeral Mass was officiated by Father Hoppenjans, Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m. at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Paintsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary.

Brenda Banks
1949-2017

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 5, 11 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Brenda Banks, 67, of Wittensville, who passed away Saturday, June 3 at her residence.
Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Ernest Morris Jr.
1928-2017

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 7 at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, for Ernest Morris Jr., 89, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Paintsville, who passed away Sunday, June 4.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Katherine Joan Haines Williams
1942-2017

Katherine Joan Haines Williams, 75, of Stambaugh, passed away Tuesday, May 29 at her residence.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Shirley Fitch Davis
1927-2017

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 7, 11 a.m. at the House of Refuge in Paintsville, who passed away Saturday, June 3 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Burial will be in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.



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