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Freda Mae Davis

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Roger Blair

Roger Blair

1941-2020

Roger Blair, loving husband of 56 years to Carolyn Sullivan Blair, died peacefully after a lengthy battle with lung cancer on October 7, 2020 at the age of 78 with his daughter by his side.  Roger, the oldest son of the late Virgil Blair and Retta Mae Music Blair, was born in a log cabin at Hager Hill on December 27, 1941.

After graduating from Meade Memorial as Salutatorian of his class, Roger entered the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1965.  He earned a Master of Public Affairs from Kentucky State University in 1981.

While pursuing his engineering degree, he met Carolyn Sue Sullivan of Lexington, and they were married on March 1, 1964.  They were blessed with three children, 10 grandchildren, and three great grandsons.  Roger is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Bret (Sandy) Blair, daughter Suzanne Burke, son Jason (Sharlene) Blair; six granddaughters Kathryn Taylor Burke, Chelsea Jordan Burke, Kristen Rebekah (Shawn) Roberts, Courtney Nicole Burke, Ashley Noel Blair, and Stella Madison Blair; four grandsons James Roger Harrison Blair, Seth Elijah Blair, Aidan Luke Thomas Blair and Corran Mark Sullivan Blair; and three great grandsons Knox Wesley Roberts, Roger Sampson Carlyle Roberts, and Easton Tyler Stone.  He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Ray Blair; brother-in-law, Beckham Wayne Sullivan; and numerous cousins.

Following the award of his engineering degree, he commenced work with the Kentucky Department of Highways.  Over the next 16 years, he held a variety of responsible positions in Kentucky State Government.  After leaving State Government in May 1981, he formed Blair & Associates, a consulting company specializing in environmental issues.  In January 1984, he became Executive Director of Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors where he remained through early 1987 when he left to Join Bluegrass Contracting Corporation.  In October 1989, he joined Tetra Tech, where he remained until he retired in Sept. 2018.

Additionally, Roger was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps in August 1966.  Following his release from Active Duty with a Bronze Star for his service in Viet Nam, he continued in the Naval Reserve Program until he retired in 1988 with the rank of Commander.

Although he worked in a number of challenging arenas, Roger considered his greatest accomplishment was his marriage to Carolyn, and the children and grandchildren that resulted from that marriage.

Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 11 at Milward-Southland, Lexington. Due to Covid restrictions, there was a private funeral.  Private burial with military honors was held at Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations encouraged to Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, Lexington or to Kiwanis International.  

www.milwardfuneral.com

Milward Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

This is a paid obituary.

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Flurette Burke

Flurette Burke

1935-2020

Flurette Nadene Burke, 84, of Oil Springs died Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville.  She was born November 30, 1935 in Floyd County.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at noon at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in the L.B. Burke Cemetery at Oil Springs.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.

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Barbara Sue Butcher

Barbara Butcher

1965-2020

Barbara Sue Butcher, 55, of Burlington, Wyoming, formerly of Williamsport died Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Billings, Montana. She was born February 10, 1965 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Ray Butcher and Barbara Butcher. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Harrison Butcher and Robert Neil Butcher. Sue is survived by one brother, Kennith Butcher and Eugena of Manderson, Wyoming; nephew, Marcus (Elizabeth) Butcher of Kermit, West Virginia; nieces, Addison Butcher and Dakota Butcher both of Manderson, Wyoming; sister in law, Brenda Mae Butcher of Kermit, West Virginia; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, 2020 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery at Williamsport. Dorsey Fields and Walter Marcum 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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Dorsey Blanton

Dorsey Blanton

1939-2020

Dorsey Blanton, 80, of Oil Springs died Friday, October 9, 2020 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pikeville. 

Dorsey was born December 15, 1939 in Owen County.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Full military honors were conducted by the Auxier Chapter 18 D.A.V.

Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. The guestbook may be signed at, www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com

Jackie Craddock

1940-2020

Jackie Craddock, 79, of Offutt died Friday, October, 9, 2020 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. He was born November 22, 1940 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

A memorial service for Mr. Craddock will be held 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  

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Bill Daniel

Bill Daniel

1952-2020

Bill J. Daniel, 67, of Midway, died Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Lexington. He was born October 12, 1952 in Xenia, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the church. Burial followed at Castle Cemetery, Johnson County.
Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  

The guestbook may be signed at, www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com

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Jenny Hannah

Jenny Hannah

1069-2020

Jenny Lee Hannah, 51, of Middle Fork Road, Hager Hill, died Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her home. She was born March 27th, 1969 in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 8, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in the Hannah Cemetery, Hager Hill. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  

The guestbook may be signed at www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com

Jewell Moore Hill

1042-2020

Jewel Moore Hill, age 78, of Fairchild Branch, Flat Gap died Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at her home.

Jewel was born November 12, 1942 in Johnson County.

There will be no public visitation at this time and a private memorial service will be conducted by the family at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  The guest book may be signed at www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com.

Freda McKenzie

1958-2020

Freda Mae McKenzie Davis, 62 of West Liberty died Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at Highlands ARH in Prestonsburg. She was born June 11, 1958 in Johnson County.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 in the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Martha. Burial followed in the McKenzie/Blair Cemetery on Glade Branch at Flat Gap. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  

The guestbook may be signed at www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com

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Michael-Preston

Michael Preston

1967-2020

Michael Dean Preston, 53, of Knoxville, formerly of Paintsville died October 2, 2020. He was born February 25,1967.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Paintsville at a later date. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 .

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Danny Proffit

Danny Profitt

1964-2020

Danny Gregory Profitt, 56, of Paintsville died Monday night at 10:30pm, October 5, 2020 at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

He was born July 31, 1964 in Paintsville, he was the son of Daniel and Patsy (Blair) Profitt of Paintsville. In addition to his parents, Danny is survived by one brother, Tony Jonathan Profitt and his wife, Terri Profitt of Paintsville,; one niece, Sydnee Grace Profitt; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Danny was a Christian. He loved the Lord and the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church. Danny enjoyed everything in his life. He loved little children. They were the joy of his life. He loved everyone he met.

A graveside service was held Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Larry Blair and Gary Blair 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.

Elsie Trimble

1943-2020

Elsie Evelyn Trimble, 78, of Oil Springs died  Saturday, October 3, 2020. She was born in Beaver, Ohio on March 31, 1943.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Frank Conley Cemetery, Staffordsville. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  

The guestbook may be signed at, www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com .

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