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Barbara Belcher

Barbara Belcher

1937-2020

Barbara Belcher, 84, of Hager Hill passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at her home. She was born May 30, 1937 in McDowell

Funeral services was conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in the Jones-Funeral Chapel.  Entombment followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

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

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Charles Boggs

Charles Boggs

1951-2020

Charles Hershel Boggs, 68, of Wittensville passed away Friday, May 29th, 2020 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland,

He was born December 3rd, 1951 in Johnson County.

There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family.

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

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Earnest Bill Dyer

Earnest Dyer

1934-2020

Earnest Bill Dyer, 85, of Van Lear passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born May 29, 1934 in Wayne, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Jennings Dyer and Sletha Adkins Dyer. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Matthews Dyer; one brother and three sisters. Bill is survived by his wife, Garnett Fairchild Dyer; one son, Bill Dyer and wife, Derica of Hager Hill two daughters: Jeanne Lemaster and husband, John of Hager Hill, and Paula Hall and husband, Hassel of Van Lear four stepchildren: Jim Anderson and wife, Pam, Mike Anderson and wife, Bonnie, Jack Anderson and wife, Alma, Judy Williams and husband, Danny; three grandchildren: Josh Scott and wife, Kim, Rebecca Taylor and husband, Tony, Whitney Sowards and husband, Rocky; ten step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, twenty-four step great-grandchildren, and two step great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 1:00pm Friday, May 29, 2020 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Bill Osborne and Danny Williams will officiate.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

Michael Ferguson

1948-2020

Michael Ferguson, 71, of Keaton passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  He was born August 3, 1948 in Johnson County.

Funeral services was conducted 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wandalene George

1945-2020

Wandalene Keeton Eldridge George, 75, of Ky. 1107,Van Lear entered into rest on Monday, May 25, 2020 at her home after an extended illness. She was born May 8, 1945 in West Liberty to Boyd and Laura Williams Keeton. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior. She was a retired restaurant hostess, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd & Laura Williams Keeton, her husbands, Robert Joe Eldridge and Earl George, two sisters, Judy Kay and Linda Keeton and three brothers, Ralph, Ray and Claude Keeton.Surviving is three daughters, Barbara Shelton (Gary Sparks), Pearlie Palmer, Bobbi Lacy & Matthew Lacy. Three step-children, Christy & Carl Smith, Matthew George, and Jeffrey & Shawna George. (6) grandchildren, Christopher Palmer, Micaela Palmer, Isabella George, Forrest Smith, Gabriel George, and Breyden George. (2) great-grandchildren, Remington Smith & Ryder Wesson Smith. Five sisters, Ruth Wolfenbarger, Kathleen Kissinger, Oma K. Patrick, Clarice & Dallas Sparks, and Norma & Dewayne Young. Three brothers, Lloyd & Margorie Keeton, Elmer & Shelia Keeton, and Tim & Denise Keeton.COVID-19 regulations will be followed as set forth by Governor Beshear and the CDC. Funeral service were held  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Herald & Stewart & Halsey Chapel with Elder Hershell Wright Officiating. Burial followed in Fannin Cemetery, Crockett, West Liberty. Pallbearers: Matthew Lacy, Gary Sparks, Donnie Keeton, Ottis Conley, Dallas Sparks, Christopher Palmer and Tim Keeton. This is a paid obituary.

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Stephen Meeks

Stephen Meek

1955-2020

Stephen Meek, 64, of Stambaugh passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Born December 12, 1955 in Johnson County, he was the son of Ruth (Mills) Meek of Paintsville and the late Homer Meek. In addition to his father, Stephen is preceded in death by one sister, Tonya McDavid. Mr. Meek is survived by his mother; his wife, Michelle (Davis) Meek; one son, Brennen Meek, and his wife Beth of Paintsville; two brothers, Gary Richard (Pam) Meek of River and James (Jenny) Meek of Meally; two sisters, Vickie K. (Phil) Daniel of River, Twana (Edmond) Hickman of Boonscamp; brother in law, Rick McDavid of Grayson; and many nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Brett Martin and Randy Martin will officiate with Isaac Rowland and Edmond Hickman ministering. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

Roger Murray

1974-2020

Roger Dean Murray, 46, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Grant Medical Services, Columbus, Ohio. Roger was born March 5th, 1974 in Johnson County. Graveside services was conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Family Cemetery, Lucy Castle Hollow, River

Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge funeral arrangements.

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Hershell Osborne

Hershell Osborne

1939-2020

Hershell Osborne, 81, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Lowmansville.

Hershell was born January 25, 1939 in Lawrence County. Funeral services was conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Riverview Memorial Gardens, Louisa.

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

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Clifford Spencer

Clifford Spencer

1942-2020

Clifford Spencer, 77 of East Point, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born July 11, 1942 in Johnson County. Funeral services was conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with burial to following in the Spencer Family Cemetery, East Point.

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

Diana Thompson

1944-2020

Diana McCoy Thompson, 76, of Lowmansville, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at Martin County Health Care Facility.

Diana was January 16, 1944 in Pike County.

In compliance with present Government mandates, private funeral services was conducted for immediate family only.  Private burial followed at the Thomason-Cox Cemetery, Charley.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Barbara Jean Tiziani

Barbara Tiziani

1942-2020

Barbara Jean (Castle) Tiziani, 77, passed away on May 25, 2020, at the St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Barb was born on November 3, 1942, in Johnson County to the late Mary and Orville Castle.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her brother Fred Castle and her sister-in-law Nancy Castle. In 1962, Barb graduated from the Mayo State Vocational School in Paintsville. She spent most of her professional career in real estate management.

Barb married Kenneth Grimm in 1961 and had one daughter Jeanna. She married Joseph Tiziani in 1985 and gained two step-daughters, Lynn and Lisa. Barb is survived by daughter, Jeanna Berry and husband, Charlie of Wichita Falls, TX; and their son Kris; by stepdaughter, Lisa Pierce and husband, Robert of Fulton, MO; and their three children: Adam and wife Joy, Jacob, and Allison; by stepdaughter, Lynn Torossian and husband, Tom of Milford, MI; and their two children Michael and Lauren; and sister, Joyce Weddington and husband, Ken of Saline, MI. She is also survived by two step grandchildren, Wesley Berry and wife Rebekka, and Laura Miller and husband Zach; and by six step great grandchildren.Barb is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a special Aunt Jessie (Vanhoose) and Niece Beth (DeKraai) Barb was a former resident of Johnson County and Ann Arbor, Michigan, but spent her later years in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Barb and Joe loved living on the lakes in Michigan and Texas. She loved to watch sunsets on the lake. Barb had a zest for life and a great love of family, friends, and travel especially to Italy. She leaves behind many very close friends and extended family members in Michigan, Texas, and across the country. Barb was an extremely strong person not only through her health issues, but was always there to provide love, support, and generosity to her family. Her family and friends will always remember her feisty ways and that she had fun and lived her life to the fullest. She had a great sense of humor to the very end. She loved to cook, entertain, garden, and listen to country music. She will be remembered as someone who was extremely independent and full of life. Barb was surrounded by loved ones to the last moments.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls, Texas. A memorial service to honor Barb will take place in Marble Falls, Texas, at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Open Door Recovery House, 1107 Highway 1431, #251, Marble Falls, Texas 78654 to assist women recovering from drugs and addiction. This is a paid obituary.

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Barbara Sue Vanhoose

Barbara Vanhoose

1949-2020

Barbara Sue Vanhoose, 70, of Paintsville passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at her residence. Born August 13, 1949 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Windell “Nig” Blanton and Blanche (Holbrook) Blanton. In addition to her parents, Barb is preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Blanton; and one sister, Sandra Abrams. She is survived by one son, Mickey Vanhoose and his wife Stephanie of Paintsville; one daughter, Robyn Vanhoose of Paintsville; three brothers, John Michael (Teresa) Blanton of Grove City, Ohio, Terry Wendell Blanton of Paintsville, Brian David (Amy) Blanton of Grove City, Ohio; three sisters, Debbie Blanton of Paintsville, Judy (Jimmy) Frazier of Staffordsville, and Nikki McCarty of Cocoa, Florida; five grandchildren, Grant Vanhoose, Davis Vanhoose, J.T. Vanhoose, Camryn McCarty and Trevor McCarty; and brother in law, Sam Abrams of Cocoa, Florida. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Sunday, May 31, 2020 in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Mike Blanton, Terry Blanton and Brian Blanton officiated.  Friends visited the Phelps & Son Funeral Home from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday and until the time of service on Sunday. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

This is paid obituary.

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Betty Lou Sturgill Wallen

Betty Wallen

1934-2020

Betty Lou Sturgill Wallen, 85, of Pataskala, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County died Tuesday afternoon May 26, 2020. Funeral Services were held Friday May 29, 2020 in the Preston Funeral Chapel. Interment immediately followed funeral services in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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Anna Loretta Weddington

Anna Weddington

1929-2020

Anna Loretta Weddington, age 90, of Hager Hill died Saturday May 30, 2020 at her residence. She was born November 22, 1929 in Leander. Funeral services were held at 1 P.M. Tuesday June 2, 2020 at the Beech Wall United Baptist Church. Interment immediately followed  at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville.

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Gary Wiley

Gary Wiley

Gary Ray Wiley, 66, of Prestonsburg passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Fayette County. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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