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Janet Butcher

1936-2021

Janet Ruth Jasper Butcher, 85, died Wednesday, March 24,2021.

She was born in Van Lear, Jan. 11, 1936, to the late Charles Hyde Jasper and the late Mary Evelyn Conley Jasper.

She married Norman Lee "Sonny" Butcher on August 11, 1960, and to this union was born a daughter, Teri Leigh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee “Sonny” Butcher; her son-in-law, Kevin Middleton; and her sisters, Martha Russell and Marie Witten.

She is survived by her daughter, Teri Leigh; her grandson, Benjamin Chad Middleton; her granddaughter, Jillian Lee Middleton, of Richmond; two sisters- in-law, Roberta Butcher, of Van Lear, and Betty Colvin, of Camden, Ohio; and two nieces, two nephews and a host of friends and relatives.

She began working at a young age babysitting and at a grocery store. During her junior and senior years of high school, she began attending Mayo Vocational School, taking business math, typing, shorthand and bookkeeping. While she attended Mayo Vocational School in 1953 and 1954, she received a call while at school on December 15, 1954, from First Federal Savings and Loan Association to come to work and she remained there until June 24, 2011.

In the 1960's, she was named Who's Who in the South and Southeast among professional women. She was also named a Kentucky Colonel in the 1950's, and was a member of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

To her in-laws, Janet said she was so proud to be a part of your family. To her many close friends, she wants you to know that she was so glad you were a part of her life. To her coworkers who considered her a mommy to them, she wants to thank you for being her friend. To her special co-worker, Becky Fyffe, whom she considered a second daughter, she appreciates you for always being there when she needed you. To her family, she wants to remind you to take care of each other and know how much she loved you. To her daughter, she wants you to remember that she loved you dearly. To her grandchildren, her advice is for you to stay in church and live a good Christian life, and always remember that you were the light of her life.

She was a Christian and a member of the Highland Church of Christ. She wants to thank her church family for all their kindness and love. "God is good all the time and all the time God is good."

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, 2021, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Brian Auxier, Leo Music, JR Salyers and Jerry Scott officiating. Interment followed at the James McHenry Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch in Paintsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Highland Church of Christ by contacting Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-4212. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

The guestbook may be signed at www.prestonfuneralhome.net.

This is a paid obituary.

Mary Collins

1940-2021

Mary Belle Powers Collins, 81, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Asie Hayden

1939-2021

Asie Hayden, 81, of Wittensville, died Monday, March 22, 2021.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.

David May

1954-2021

David Arthur May, 67, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.

Curtis Meade

1936-2021

Curtis Lee Meade, 85, of Van Lear, died Monday, March 22, 2021.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

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Brian Moore

1979-2021

Brian Keith Moore, 41, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

He was survived by his loving wife Beverly (Hewlett) Moore; two daughters, Tori and Kaylen Moore; and his parents, Dewey and Kay Moore.

He was born in West Liberty, July 4, 1979. He graduated high school in Sandy Hook and later pursued a career in the Fire/EMS field. He served for the last several years as a paramedic/firefighter for the Paintsville Fire Department and fire instructor for KCTCS state fire and rescue. He also served as the Chapter 28 President of Brother's Keepers Motorcycle Club.

He lived for his family, his community and for his friends. He had a passion to serve. No matter if it was entering a burning building, rescuing people by boat, or just placing a bandage on, he showed up. He loved his motorcycle and riding with his brothers and sisters, usually for charity. Most of all, he just loved life.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, in the Johnson Central High School Gymnasium, with Jason Ison officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, 2021, in the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Matt Craft officiating. Burial followed in the Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Brother's Keepers Motorcycle Club by contacting Phelps & Son Funeral Home, (606) 789-8989, or, by calling (606) 226-0350.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Merrill Pack

1946-2021

Merrill Pack, 74, of Stambaugh, died Friday, March 26, 2021

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church.

Gary Standifer

1956-2021

Gary Standifer, 64, of Hager Hill, died Monday, March 29, 2021, at his residence.

He was born in Johnson County, July 1, 1956, the son of the late Moses and Lucy Watson Standifer.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gary Standifer Jr.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Cleveland (Chealse), of Stambaugh, and Brandy Standifer, of Berea; two brothers, Moses Standifer Jr., of Paintsville, and Robbie Standifer, of Flat Gap; two sisters, Phyllis Goble, of Hager Hill, and Kathy Wallen, of New Straitsville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Ciara Engle, Makayla Cantrell, Taylor Collins and Andrea Collins; and two great-grandchildren, Lexi and Kennley Engle.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Larry Blair officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.  

Friends may visit the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 9 a.m. until time of service at noon. Arrangements are 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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Ronald Stone

1938-2021

Ronald Gene Stone, 82, of Martin, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Pikeville Nursing and Rehab Center, Pikeville.

He was born in Floyd County, May 4, 1938, the son of the late Marion Stone and Elizabeth Estep.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie Stone and George Stone; and one sister, Sally Young.

He is survived by three daughters, Vicky Miernik (Henry), Lori Ann Moore (Mike) and Cindy Murphy (Johnny); one son, Morgan Stone; two brothers, Tommy Stone and Jake Stone; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Per his request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service at this time.

Private funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, 2021, in the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Matt Craft officiating. Burial followed in the Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg. 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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