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Sammy Allen

1967-2021

Sammy Eugene Allen, 71, of Wittensville, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

A lifelong worker, Sam loved anything with an engine. His passion first started at Mayo Community College where he studied Auto Mechanics after graduating from Oil Springs High School in 1967. After graduating he went on to wear many hats. Some of which included, equipment operator for several companies, including Rebel Coal, Marty Corporation, Temco Mining and many other privately owned companies. He was also the owner and operator of Cardinal Trucking, an expert handyman and mechanic, and overall “fixer of all things” to his family and friends.

Sam was born Jan. 10, 1950, in Johnson County, to the late Bill Allen and his mother, Pauline.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, JoAnn; and a sister, Bonita Allen.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Allen, of Frankfort, Ohio; one son, Samuel Justin Allen, of Louisville; one step-son, Shud Morris, of Paintsville; two granddaughters, Kelli Morris, of Louisville, and Emily Vanderpool (James), of Sitka; and one great-granddaughter, Anna Kate Vanderpool. Sammy is also survived by his sister and lifelong friend, Teresia Daniels, of Louisville; sister, Toby Allen Blanton, of Fairborne, Ohio; one brother, Glen Allen, of Louisville; along with a host of nieces, nephews and many special friends.

Sam was saved and baptized at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. He loved and looked forward to attending and growing in his relationship with the Lord.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paul Wayne Browning officiated. Funeral 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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Kyle Combs

1998-2021

Kyle Anderson Combs, 23, of Richmond, formerly of Oil Springs, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at his home.

Kyle was born in Floyd County, July 28, 1998.

He is survived by his mother, Sherry Fairchild Kelly, and husband, Jason, of Oil Springs; his father, Robert Luther Combs, of Oil Springs; his girlfriend, Emily Gearheart, of Pikeville; two brothers, Drew Garrett Combs, of Nashville, Tenn., and Ryan Chazden Combs, of Oil Springs; one sister, Ava Victoria Tackett, of Oil Springs; half-sister, Jordan Hale, of Harrogate, Tenn.; step-brother, Cody Kelly (Kayla), of Martha; maternal grandparents, Vickie and Lonnie Kelly, of Oil Springs; and paternal grandparents, Phyllis Conley, of Oil Springs, and the late Phillip Conley.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery, Win Road, Oil Springs. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.  The guestbook may be signed at www.jones-prestonfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Donald Daniel

1938-2021

Donald Edwin Daniel, 82 , of Thealka, died at home on Friday, Sept 24, 2021.

Donald was born at Whitehouse on Dec. 26, 1938, to the late Lafe “Spike” Daniel and Mabel Pack Daniel.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Janice Sue Dunn.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gayle Wheeler Daniel; one son, Morey Edwin Daniel (Lori Van Hoose), of Versailles; one grandson, Mason Edwin Daniel (DeAnna Stinnett), of Frankfort; one brother-in-law, Lonnie Dunn Jr., of Paintsville; two nieces; an aunt and uncle; and several cousins.

Donald graduated from Meade Memorial High School in 1957, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. After military service, he worked for the American Finance Company as a branch manager and later at KY. WVA. Gas Company in Prestonsburg where he held several positions over a 29 year career and was the Director of Labor Relations and Human Resources upon his retirement in 1995.

He later worked as the Tax Administrator for the Johnson County Fiscal Court under Judge Executives Gail Gillum and Tucker Daniel.

Donald was saved on April 25, 1994, and baptized at Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church on May 1, 1994, where he remained a faithful member until his passing.

During his membership at Tom’s Creek FWB, he served as Secretary, Treasurer and President of the Master’s Men and was Secretary Treasurer for the Johnson County Conference of Churches.

Donald also dedicated many years and countless hours to the youth of Johnson County, particularly to the Paintsville Little League and the Johnson County Babe Ruth League as a coach. He was instrumental in the construction of the new Paintsville Little League park in 1975-76.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Appalachian Hospice by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501.

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

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

This is a paid obituary.

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“June Bug” Holbrook Jr.

1939-2021

Winfield “June Bug” Holbrook Jr., 82, of Van Lear, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

He was born in Paintsville, Ja. 31, 1939. He was the son of the late Winfield Holbrook Sr. and Audrey Marie Montgomery Holbrook.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Lewis Holbrook, David Edward Holbrook and Jimmy Roger Holbrook; four sisters, Gladys Marie Castle, Anna Margret Davis, Alice Jewell Collins and Rebecca Ann Conley; and one grandson, Harrison Earl Childers.

“June Bug” is survived by his wife, Stella Louise Adkins Holbrook; one son, Winfield Holbrook III (Sallee), of Sitka; two daughters, Almeta Lynn Childers and Richard, of West Van Lear, and Chastity Holbrook Conley and Chris, of Wittensville; and one brother, Kenneth Eugene Holbrook and Judy, of Paintsville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial  followed in the Holbrook Family Cemetery, Davis Branch. Larry Blair officiated. 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.

Carol Meadows

1949-2021

Carol Meadows, 72, of Barnetts Creek Road, Staffordsville, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Tom's Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

Dallas Murray

1944-2021

Dallas Murray, 77, of River, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

John Pack

1929-2021

John Lowell Pack, 92, of Franklin, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church.

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Charles Powers

1957-2021

Charles Russell Powers, 64, of Auxier, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born in Floyd County, Jan. 17, 1957, to the late Freddie Powers and Madalene Bentley Powers.

He previously worked as a lineman for Floyd S. Pike Power Company and was a faithful member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Ann (Golden) Powers; three daughters, Bonnie Crum (Matthew), of Greenup , Patty Ann Burke (Scott), of Emma, and Pamela Sue Davis (Kevin), of Hippo; two brothers, Ted Powers (Gloria), of Auxier, and Freddie Powers Jr. (Abby), of Auxier; three sisters, Frieda Jarrell (Troy), of Auxier, Rita Sammons (Roy), of Hager Hill, and Selena Jarrell and husband, James “Bear”,  of Staffordsville; eight grandchildren, Kenneth “Goob” Powers, Hannah Noble (Jarrett), Dalton Powers, Morgan Bays, Colton Crum, Haley Davis McElhose (Ron), Chelsey Thacker (Preston) and Devin Davis; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Powers Family Cemetery at Auxier. Bobby Joe Spencer officiated. Funeral 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.