Darrell Castle

1947-2022

Darrell Allen Castle, 75, of Xenia, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2022.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

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Orville D. Conley

1935-2023

Orville Dilton Conley, 87, of Wilmington, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Oil Springs. He was the son of the late Boyd and Lula (Blanton) Conley.

On June 28, 1969, in Paintsville, he married Sara Lynn Stambaugh Conley, who survives. They were married for 53 years.

Mr. Conley retired as a school teacher and coach. Having taught in Kentucky and Ohio, with the majority of time at the Little Miami Schools, Maineville, Ohio. He was a member of the Wilmington Church of Christ and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife, other surviving family members include his sister, Kathryn Hardin, of Lexington; sister-in-law- Jane (Tony) Horne, of Ashland; brother-in-law, David (Tracy) Stambaugh, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Conley was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Ohio funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at the church with Pastor Dale McCamish officiating.

Kentucky funeral/committal services were held at 12 Noon, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at the cemetery with Pastor Dale McCamish officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home of Wilmington, Ohio.

Contributions in Mr. Conley's memory may be made to the Wilmington Church of Christ, 909 West Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

The guestbook may be signed at www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Coach Mike Collins

1945-2023

Coach Mike Collins, 77, of Flat Gap, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Paintsville ARH Hospital.

He was born Aug. 31, 1945, in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Carl Collins and Polly Wells Collins.

In addition to his mother and father, Coach Collins is preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Bailey Collins; and one child, Tracy Collins. He is survived by two daughters, Kelly Collins (Chris Johnson), of Flat Gap, and Erin Collins-Buchanan (Brad), of Winchester; one brother, Larry Collins (Rita), of Van Lear; and one sister, Benette Howard (Don), of Van Lear. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Johnathan, Ian, Lilly and McKinley.

Coach Collins was a legendary baseball coach at Johnson Central High School for 23 years.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Skaggs Town Cemetery at Flat Gap. Aaron Davis officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Johnson Central Home Run Club, 251 North Mayo Trail, Paintsville, Kentucky 41240.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

The guestbook may be signed at www.phelps-sonfuneralhome.com.   

This is a paid obituary.

Wendall Gilliam

1965-2022

Wendall Lee Gilliam, 57, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at 807 South Mayo Trail.

Rick Hatfield

1956-2023

Rick Hatfield, 66, of Wittensville, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at 807 South Mayo Trail.

Roxie Lemaster

1947-2023

Roxie Lemaster, 75, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs.

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Douglas Miller

1930-2023

Douglas Miller, 92, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

He was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Theodore Miller and step mother, Doris Miller.

In addition to his father and stepmother, he is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Elizabeth Morris; one brother, Mike Miller; and one sister, Wanda Lou Bates.

Mr. Miller is survived by two daughters, Martha Ann Ward (Billy), of Charleston, W.Va., and Patricia Joyce Miller, of Paintsville; one son, John Doug Miller (Rita), of Hager Hill; one sister, Kathi Miller Sparks (John), of Winchester; five grandchildren, Brad, Ashley, Jonathan, Jordan and Matthew; and three great-grandchildren, Josie Beth, Weston and Kinsley.  Also surviving is his dog, Benji.

There will be no public visitation or funeral service at this time.

A memorial service will be held at the Bristleback Manor Dining Room to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

The guestbook may be signed at www.phelps-sonfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Robert Newsome

2022-2023

Robert Jayson Kyle Newsome, infant son of Robert Newsome and Melissa Webb Newsome of Thelma, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Paintsville ARH Hospital.

He was born Nov. 18, 2022, in Lexington.

He was preceded in death by one aunt, Heather Webb; and one uncle, Kyle Webb.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Nancy Webb, of Thelma; paternal grandparents, Jason Newsome and Crystal Johnson, of Thelma; two sisters, Carlie Webb and Harlie Webb, both of Thelma; and a host of aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Webb Family Cemetery in Buffalo in Floyd County. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps-Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

The guestbook may be signed at www.phelps-sonfuneralhome.com.

Shawn Ramey

1976-2023

Shawn Ramey, 46, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

At this time there will be no public services.

Elbert Spears

1945-2023

Elbert Lewis Spears, 77, of Sitka, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hager Hill.

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George VanHoose

1936-2023

George H. Van Hoose, 86, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard.

He was born May 23, 1936, in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Curtis Van Hoose and Mary Elizabeth Taylor and stepfather, Proctor Conley.

In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeremy; two brothers, Ray Van Hoose and Robert Ray Van Hoose; and a special uncle, William Curtis Taylor.

Mr. Van Hoose is survived by his wife, Jo Ann McKenzie Van Hoose; three sons, Mitchell, Phillip and Cecil; three daughters, Julie, Tonia and Sheila; one sister, Glenda Curtis; and several grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Van Hoose Family Cemetery at Staffordsville. Jim McKenzie and Hobert Meek officiated.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

The guestbook may be signed at www.phelps-sonfuneralhome.com.   

This is a paid obituary.

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“Stan” VanHoose

1920-2023

S. Jesse "Stan" Van Hoose, 102, of Beloit, Wisc., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Beloit Senior Living.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1920, in Thealka, the son of Martin and Selina (Ward) Van Hoose.

Stan was a survivor of Pearl Harbor serving with the U.S. Navy from 1940 until 1948, navigating several ships to include the USS Maryland, the USS Pathfinder, and the USS Monongahela. As a survivor, he spent many hours in classrooms relating his experience at Pearl Harbor.

Stan married Veronica Borzick on Nov. 6, 1943, in San Francisco, California.

She preceded him on Sept. 11, 1998. He later married Virginia Williams on May 8, 1999, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Beloit, Wisconsin. She preceded him on Feb. 25, 2014.

He was formerly employed by Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Company for ten years before owning and operating the Van Hoose Company, which managed paint stores for 38 years, retiring in 1996. Stan was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and a very active member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Msgr. Joseph E. Hanz Assembly #1209.

Survivors include his caregivers, John and Ann Schroeder; nieces and nephews; as well as sisters-in-law, Barbara Ihde and Mary Wallace both of Beloit, Wisc., and Bernice Mittlestedt, both of Westfield, Wisconsin.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Dallas Van Hoose; and sisters, Annie Lyons, Lizzie Castle and Hazel Van Hoose.

A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 2222 Shopiere Rd., Beloit, Wisc., with Fr. Michael Resop officiating. Inurnment will be in Harrisville Cemetery, Westfield, Wisconsin. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, Wisc., assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials in his name may be given to Tunnels to Towers or Wounded Warriors.

This obituary is a courtesy of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

The guestbook may be signed at www.phelps-sonfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.