Roxann Akers

1966-2021

Roxann Slone Akers, 55, of Flat Gap, died  Thursday, April 1, 2021.   

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Ave., Paintsville.

Kenny Blair

1942-2021

Kenny Blair, 79, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 2, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Loretta Blevins

1928-2021

Loretta Blevins, 93, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Blevins Family Cemetery, Pickle Fork.

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Charles Daniel

1947-2021

Charles Lloyd Daniel II, 74, of Paintsville, died Monday, April 5, 2021. His Heavenly Master called him to his eternal home following a long illness.

He was born in Paintsville, Nov. 19, 1947, to the late Charles Daniel Sr. and Bess (Adkins) Daniel and step-sister, Betty Ward McKenzie.

His second birth thru Salvation was Sept. 4, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Francis (Bays) Daniel; and five children, Christopher (Sara), Rachel (Sumit),  and Melissa, Chaz and Ethan Daniel (Latosha). Also surviving are four grandchildren, Aashna, Somali, Colin and Payton.

He achieved three Masters Degrees after proudly serving in the United States Army and was a retired probation and parole officer. His working years included Social Services, Law Enforcement and teaching for Morehead State University.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Bruce Bays Cemetery at Webbville. Military Honors will be conducted by D.A.V. Auxier Chapter 18. 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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Frank Delzer

1935-2021

Frank X.R. Delzer, 85, died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Highland ARH, Prestonsburg.

He was born in Zeeland, N.D., Dec. 6, 1935, the son of Rhinee and Madeleine Levesque Delzer.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Bitsey Delzer.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise Reynolds Delzer; one brother, Lewis Carroll Delzer, of Long Beach, Cal.; one sister, Jeanne Larita Haney, of Durham, N.Car.; two sons, Francis Warren, of Camillus, N.Y., and Timothy Delzer, of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Julianne Burgess, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Susan Raye Knight, of Paintsville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

After graduating from University of North Dakota and completing his Fulbright studies in Germany, he worked for U S Steel in South America for 18 years and later in Canada.   Then in coal, gold and silver operations in the United States before taking the position of Land Manager and Chief Engineer of Elkhorn Coal Corporation in Wayland and Prestonsburg. He worked for Staff Engineering of Cross Lanes, W.Va., in their international operations in China  and Myanmar. He later served as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the St. Michaels Catholic Church on Washington Avenue, Paintsville, with Rev. Terrance Hoppenjans, Pastor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the 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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Harriet Johnson

1941-2021

Harriet Jan Hester Johnson, 79, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at her residence.

Harriet was born in Winston-Salem, N.Car., Nov. 26, 1941, the daughter of the late John Robert and Edna Opal Pitman Hester.

As a young lady, she lived in Charlotte, N.Car., and Coral Gables, Florida. She attended Myers Park High School and was a member of Myers Park United Methodist Church. Following high school, she attended Duke University for her undergraduate degree, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and Duke Homecoming Court. Following Duke, she attended Southern Methodist University for her graduate level work. While at Duke, she met Stephen Howes Johnson whom she married in December of 1964, and who preceded her in death in January of 2002.

She then moved to Paintsville where she worked in specialized remedial reading for Johnson County Schools. Later in life, she studied computers at Mayo Vocational School, and then worked to digitize her husband’s family law firm - at that time, making it one of the most modern offices in Eastern Kentucky. As an adult, Harriet was a lover of bridge, fitness and especially golf. She loved to watch sports and cheered for both the University of Kentucky and Duke University. She also loved life, to travel, to listen to beach music and to make new friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Jan Leigh Johnson Patton; one son-in-law, Robert Joseph Patton; and two grandchildren, William Joseph Patton and Lauren Jan Patton, all of Paintsville. She is also survived by a host of friends, including the Johnson and Floyd County Bridge Clubs.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Amy Chapman officiating.

For expressions of sympathy in Harriet’s honor, the family is requesting contributions to: Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Harriet Jan Hester Johnson, 325 3rd St. Paintsville, KY 41240, or, contact Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501.

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.

Jerry Meade

1951-2021

Jerry Lee Meade, 69, of Thealka, died Saturday, April 3, 2021.

A Celebration of Life and Time of Reflection will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Mary Mollett

1953-2021

Mary M. Mollett, 67, of Boons Camp, died Tuesday evening, March 30, 2021.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville.

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Jan Sheets

1939-2021

Jan Sheets, 81, of River, died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington.

Jan was born in Johnson County, July 31, 1939, the daughter of the late Carl and Flora Daniels Adams.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Milton Sheets; one son, Michael Sheets (Melissa); two daughters, Denise Preece (Edsel) and Dr. Melissa Nichols (Dr. Jay); six grandchildren, Michaela Sheets, Victoria Jarrel (Logan), P. Tate Preece, Dr. Logan Nichols, Landon Nichols and Lincoln Nichols; two step-grandchildren, Hope Taylor (Adam) and Ryan Preece (Hilary); and two great-grandchildren, Myla Sheets and Atlas Trobaugh; and one little peanut on the way.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at First Christian Church with Ben Stephens officiating. Entombment followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to: Paintsville Alumni Association, or, First Christian Church, First Christian Church, 514 Main Street, Paintsville, KY 41240, or, Phone Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Priscilla Spradlin

1951-2021

Priscilla "Penny" Anne Baughman Spradlin, 69, of Cantrell Fork, Leander, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

There will be no funeral services or visitation at this time.

Randell Taylor

1952-2021

Randell Taylor, 69, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Ave., Paintsville.