Anna Baldwin

1943-2020

Anna Catherine Baldwin, 77, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Beatrice Barker

1933-2021

Beatrice Barker, 87, of Nippa, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.,Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Deanna Cole

1943-2020

Deanna Lee Cole, 77, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2020.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mary Crisp

1946-2020

Mary Frances Crisp, 74, of Martin, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville.

William Daniel

1938-2020

William C. Daniel, 82, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.

A private graveside service was held at 1 p.m.,Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at Highlands Memorial Cemetery.

Edith Fairchild

1945-2020

Edith Ann Fairchild, 75, of Little Mud Lick Road, Staffordsville, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

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Cora Greathouse

1956-2020

Cora Lee (Webb) Greathouse, 64, of Auxier, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville.

She was born in Johnson County, Jan. 29, 1956, the daughter of the late Elza Pokie Webb and Rachel (Smith) Webb.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, James Webb, Elza Webb Jr., Roger Webb, David Webb and Edward Webb; 10 sisters, Virgie Daniels, Sue Ousley, Betty Garrett, Lilly Greathouse, Virginia Osborne, Odell Wesolowski, Martha Lawrence, Ruby Nichols, Goldie Webb and Midge Webb.

She is survived by one son, Jerome Christopher Greathouse (Alicia), of Van Lear; three daughters, Stacy Kaye Greathouse, of Auxier, and Jennifer Lee Grass (Jonathan) and Shelly Ann Crisp, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Jimmy Webb and Frankie Webb, both of Auxier; two sisters, Cynthia Vickery, of West Van Lear, and Roberta Jett, of Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Dylan, Dakota, Nathan, Daisy, Dilylah, Demi, Clayton, Zackery, Jonathan, Jaxson and Anthony; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Baby G.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Goble-Crider Cemetery, Auxier. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Chris Kestner

1964-2020

Chris Kestner, 56, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born in Johnson County, June 6, 1964, the son of the late Burgess and Anna (Dawson) Kestner.

He is survived by his wife, Mistie (Blanton) Kestner; two sons, Tyler Kestner (Emily) and Mason Kestner, both of Oil Springs; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Brenda Blanton, of Staffordsville; two grandchildren, Mallory and Madilyn; and a very special brother and friend, Winfield “Pooch” Holbrook.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church with Joe Harmon officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary

Ruth Meek

1935-2021

Ruth Olive Mills Meek, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church.

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James Mollett Jr.

1931-2021

 James Albert Mollett Jr., 89, of Staffordsville, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Hazard ARH.

He was born in Martin County, April 13, 1931, the son of the late James Albert Mollett and Jannie Pack Mollett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth (Wheeler) Mollett; one daughter, Sandy Blair; one brother, Earl Mollett; and three sisters, Neva Lee Smith, Juanita Mollett and Zelda Mollett.

He is survived by three sons, Greg Mollett (Rose) and Wesley Mollett, both of Staffordsville, and John Mollett (Janice), of Troy, Ill.; two daughters, Susie Mollett, of Arizona, and Shree Houston, of Frankfort; two brothers, Noah Mollett, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Paul Mollett, of Fayetteville, N.Car.; one sister, Solvia Etta Mollett, of Indianapolis, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Wheeler Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Lisa Mollett

1962-2021

Lisa G. Mollett, 58, of Staffordsville, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Johnson County, Oct. 3, 1962, the daughter of Wendell Kelly and Ruie Sue (Ealey) Kelly, of Flat Gap.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Madilyn Boswell.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Keith Mollett, of Staffordsville; one son, Raymond Chad Boswell (Donna), of Lowmansville; three brothers, Jeff Kelly, of Staffordsville, and Jerry Kelly and Dave Kelly, both of Flat Gap; one grandchild, Skylar Boswell; a special friend, Rosetta Bayes; and three step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Concord Independent Church, Hager Hill with Steve Rose officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Steve Rose will officiate. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Glenna Music

1931-2020

Glenna L. Music, 89, of Van Lear, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.

She was born in Johnson County, Feb. 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Houston E. Williams and Thelma (Picklesimer) Williams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin L. Music. After the death of her husband, she was very dedicated to her children; working two jobs to send them to a private school and provide for their needs and well being.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl K. Williams and Delmar B. Williams; and seven sisters, Ruth Phelps Fraley, Retha Fox, Juanita Williams, Mary Williams, Jane Brown, Phyllis Murphy and Nancy Wells.

She is survived by one son, Mike Music (Joyce) of Williamsport; one daughter, Kay Music Tucker, of Van Lear; four grandchildren, Calvin Music (Melinda), of Hager Hill, Craig Music (Heather) and Heath Tucker (Andrea), both of Winchester, and Kyle Tucker of Louisville; six great-grandchildren, Maggie and Carson Music, both of Hager Hill, Emma and Grant Music, both of Winchester, and Mollie Grace Tucker and Addaline Reed, both of Winchester; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

After graduating from Van Lear High School, she attended St. Mary's College of Nursing, which is now located on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. While she attended there, she played on their Women's College basketball team, renowned for being very fast up and down the court and scoring high in double digits for her Alma Mater.

On June 21, 1982, she was one of the founding officers establishing the Van Lear Historical Society and the Coal Miner's Museum at Van Lear, and remained treasurer until Nov. 25, 2019.

Everyone enjoyed being in the company of Glenna, as she always had a story to tell; whether it be a funny one or educational from days gone by, as she was born during the Great Depression and lived through WWII.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

A private visitation and funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Steve Rose officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Delores Pickle

2021

Delores “Dodie” Pickle, 71, of Paintsville, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Verlillie Rice

1939-2021

Verlillie Hall Rice, 81, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.,Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church, Oil Springs.

Dennis Slone

1962-2021

Dennis George Slone, 58, of Sitka, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville.

Robert Sublett

1948-2020

Robert Neal Sublett, 72, of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Geneva Terry

1923-2021

Geneva Helen Hall Terry, 97, of Meally, died Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021.

Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail

Paintsville.

“Lumberjack” Thompson

1952-2020

Ronnie Ray “Lumberjack” Thompson, 68, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

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“Junior” Womack

1935-2021

M.T. “Junior” Womack, 85, of Wittensville, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville.

He was born in Carter County, Jan. 26, 1935, the son of the late Moses and Addie (Steele) Womack.

He was an insurance agent for more than 30 years and was employed as a greeter at WalMart for over 20 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Joey Womack and Jeffrey Womack; three sisters, Maxine Eldridge, Justine Pratt and Pauline Hutchinson; four brothers, Raymond Johnson, John Paul Johnson, Jack Johnson and Leonard Womack; and several other siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Phoebe (Wilcox) Womack; one son, Barry Alan Womack (Amy), of Huntington, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Lauren (Ryan) Greene and Seth Alan Womack; one great-grandchild, Reece Alan Greene; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Slone and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will follow at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.  

Friends may visit the funeral home from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Masonic Rites will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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