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Dorothy Borders

Dorothy Borders


Dorothy Louise Stewart Borders, 96, of Stuarts Draft, VA, formerly of Madison, VA, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at The Meadows in Stuarts Draft. She was born on July

27, 1923 to the late Graden R. Stewart and Etta Scott Stewart. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Stanley Borders.

Dorothy proudly served as a Navy WAVE in World War II and loved to tell stories about her time in the service. She was a pastor’s wife for over 55 years and a secretary at Madison

Primary School for many years. She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Hamilton (Joe) of Morehead, KY and Lois

Williams (Guy) of Stuarts Draft, VA; and three sons, Mark Borders (Judy) of Monroe, GA; Stephen Borders (Debbie) of Madison, VA; and Phillip Borders (Sandra) of Spotsylvania, VA. She

is also survived by a sister, Sue Picklesimer of Columbus, OH; and grandchildren, Cindy Sargent, Anissa Carlisle, Jeremy Hutchinson, Heather Paden, Aaron Borders, Courtney Thompson, Laura

Johnson, Jennifer Lamb, Jessica Harris, Marta Chance, and Megan Borders. She is survived by twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A family graveside service was held at 11:00am on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Madison Memorial Gardens with Pastor Don McClure officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Women in Military

Service for America Foundation, 200 North Glebe Rd, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22203, of which Dorothy was a founding member.

This is a paid obituary.

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Patricia Bradshaw

Patricia Bradshaw


Patricia Bradshaw, age 76 of Harold, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.

Patricia was born May 17, 1944 in Letcher County.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Harold Burgess Jr.


Captain Harold Ernest Burgess Jr. USN – Ret., passed away on June 5, 2020 after a long illness. Harold was born on January 13, 1932 in Sullivan, MO, the oldest child of Ernest and Marie Burgess. Harold enlisted in the United States Navy in October, 1949 and retired in May, 1979.

Through his long and distinguished career, Harold earned a bachelor’s and a master’s Degree and commanded several navy vessels. He also received many awards, including the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.

Following retirement, Harold taught Naval ROTC at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville until his retirement in 1988.

Harold is survived by his loving wife Shirley McCrary Burgess; two sons, Bryan H. (Mari) Burgess of Lexington, Steven W. (Alice) Burgess of Houston, Penn.; step-children, Pat Dunne Peets, Mary Lee (Nobi) Ota, Rick (Darla) Dunne all of Missouri; daughters-in-law Teresa Burgess of Nippa, KY, and Pam Burgess, of Staffordsville. Harold was the proud Grandpa of Steven (Ashley) Burgess II, Colton (Lauren) Burgess, Amy Burgess Smith, Logan (Gwen) Honaker, Brandon Burgess, Andrew Burgess, and Mya Burgess. He was also the Great-Grandfather of Jack Burgess, Kingston Honaker, Lydia Smith, and Karson Honaker. Harold is also survived by his sister Carol Martin of Brentwood, Mo. as well as several nieces, nephews, and special friends Gayle and Ann Horne. Harold was predeceased by his parents, his wife Alice Judith Nichelena Norvella Burgess (the mother of his children), his son Mark A. Burgess and his sister Sallie Hooker.

Captain Burgess was a remarkable man loved by his family, friends and all who knew him. He will truly be missed.

The services will be held at Kerr Brothers, Main Street, Lexington, on Saturday June 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. Interment will be at Arlington Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the DAV or the Markey Cancer Center.

This is a paid obituary.

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Joyce Clevenger

Joyce Clevenger


Joyce Clevenger, age 75, of East Point died Friday morning May 8, 2020 at her residence in Salyersville. She was born March 13, 1945 in Rochester, IN.  In compliance with the Funeral Director’s Association of Kentucky and the executive orders placed by the governor of Kentucky during the Covid-19 pandemic a private service took place in the Perkins Family Cemetery at Salyersville. Interment  immediately followed.

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Kenneth Music

Kenneth Music


Kenneth “Ken” Music, age 64, of Meally, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville.

Kenneth was born December 3, 1955 in Johnson County.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in the Blanton Branch Cemetery, Blanton Branch Road, Oil Springs.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mary Preston


Mary Elizabeth Preston Fraim, age 87 of Hager Hill, passed away Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.

Mary was born November 3, 1932, in Johnson County.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Dottie Tackett


Dottie Sue Tackett Preston, age 60, of West Van Lear, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at her home.

Dottie was born October 2, 1959 in Johnson County. Funeral services were conducted 12:00 Noon Friday, June 5, 2020 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Bowling-Preston Cemetery, Bear Hollow, East Point. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Anna Loretta Weddington

Anna Weddington


Anna Loretta Weddington, 90, passed away May 30th at her Leander Home. Loretta was born November 22,1929 in Johnson County to the Late Hershel and Ethel Weddington.

She was preceded in death by her sister Opal and brother-in-law R.B. Bundren and Niece Terry Bundren. Loretta is survived by her brother Kenneth Weddington and his wife Joyce of Saline, Michigan. By her nephew Michael (Carol) Burden of Hager Hill; Nephew Danny Burdren and wife Pat and their children. Brandon, Jason, and Michelle of Nashville, Tennessee. By her neice Sherry and husband Tim of Knoxville, Tennessee; niece Mary Bundren and son Bryant and Blair of Knoxville, Tennessee. Bob and Mary Bundren of Sevierville, Tennessee.

Loretta graduated from Pikeville College in 1948 with a teaching certificate and taught at Jenny’s Creek School at Leander. Later she continued her education and graduated from Morehead University in 1957 with an AB Degree in education. After eight years of teaching in Kentucky, she moved to New Carlisle, Ohio and taught at Bethel School. She retired in 1982 and returned to Johnson County to care for her elderly parents.

Loretta’s strong lifetime faith was a guiding light of encouragement throughout her life. She joined the Beech Wall United Baptist Church in 2001.

The only thing that outshone her love of travel in her early years was her avid support of UK Basketball and her love for Elvis Presley music. Loretta leaves behind and forever appreciated relatives Larry and Joyce Blanton for their many years of love and support. Special thanks also for her caregivers; Miranda, Georgetta and Raynetta.

She is also survived by special friends and extended family members in KY, Ohio, Indiana, and across the country.

Funeral arrangements by Preston Funeral Home; 136 Main Street, Paintsville, Ky.

In Lien of flower, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 148 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY, 41101, or to Beech Wall United Baptist Church.

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