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Bonnie Adams

Bonnie Adams


Bonnie Jean Adams, 92, of Sitka, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at her home. Bonnie was born December 2, 1927 in Johnson County. Funeral services was conducted 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones Preston Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Raymond Allen

Raymond Allen


Raymond Wade Allen, 72, of Thelma passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Pikeville Medical Center. Born June 4, 1948 in Paintsville he was the son of the late Merle and Mattie Allen. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Pruitt Allen; and one grandson, Orion Michael May. He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Pruitt May of Thelma; one son, Ronnie Lemaster of Thelma; one sister, Mary Allen; three grandchildren: Joseph Anthony May, Gabriel DeWayne May, and Joshua Guerra.

Funeral services was held 1:00pm Monday, June 22, 2020 in the

chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Steve Rose officiated. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. This is a paid obituary.

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Oretha Horn Hamilton

Oretha Hamilton


Oretha Horn Hamilton, 84, of Paintsville, passed from this life Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 7, 1935 in Inez. Funeral services was conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 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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Ruth Ann Harris

Ruth Harris


Ruth Ann Harris, 64, of Flat Gap, passed away Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville.

Ruth was born January 31st, 1956 in Paintsville, daughter of the late Eulas Price Salyer and Mary Maxine Davis Wilcox.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Michelle Harris.  Ruth was a member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Harris of Flat Gap, one daughter, Mary Jane Clark and husband Chris of Crestwood; one sister, Bonnie Lee Anderson of Crestwood,; one brother Darrell Thomas McKenzie of Stambaugh; two grandchildren, Mattea Elise Clark and Braden Christopher Clark both of Crestwood.

Funeral services was conducted 11:00 a.m. Sunday, June 21st, 2020 in the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Jim McKenzie officiating.  Burial followed in the Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine.  Friends visited the Jones-Preston Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m Friday, June 19th, 2020, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, and 10:00 a.m until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, June 21st, 2020 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Jones Preston Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. This is a paid obituary.

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Charles Chris Pappas

Charles Pappas


Charles C. Pappas, 73, passed away June 12th, 2020 at his home in Flat Gap (after a long battle with cancer)

Charlie was born November 25, 1946

Family requests donations be made to Appalachian Hospice Care, Inc., Fishtrap United Baptist Church or Auxier Chapter 18 DAV by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-3501.

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

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Celia Salyer

Celia Salyer


Celia Wooton Salyer, 83, of Flat Gap died Saturday May 30, 2020 at her residence. She was born on May 13, 1937 in Shoal. Funeral Services was scheduled for 11 A.M. Tuesday June 2, 2020 in the Preston Funeral Chapel. Interment  immediately followed in the Jimmy Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap.

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