Kayle Adams

1990-2021

Kayla Noel Adams, 30, of Flat Gap, died at her home Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, in the Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Flat Gap. Burial will follow at Patty Flat Cemetery, Flat Gap.

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Jacob Blair

2009-2021

Jacob Tyson Gregory Blair, 11, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington.  

He was born in Lexington, Oct. 29, 2009, to Gregg Blair and Melinda Crace Blair.

He was preceded in death by his Papaw Delmer Crace and Mamaw Alka Crace; along with his twin brother, Justin Caleb Gregory Blair.

In addition to his parents, Jacob is survived by his Gran, Sharon Blair, of Hager Hill; Mamaw and Poppy, Mable and Glenn Blair, of Leander; one brother, Gabriel Trinity Blair, of Hager Hill; and Wade Ratliff (whom he thought of as a brother) and his fiance, Kara Smothers (whom Jacob called his girlfriend). A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and church family also survive.

Jacob loved all things related to trains, especially Thomas the Train.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church, 1293 KY RT 825, Hager Hill. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery on Middle Fork. Toby Johnson and Marvin Adkins officiated. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Chester Blanton

1931-2021

Chester Blanton, 89, of Paintsville died Thursday July 1, 2021.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, 2021, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville.

Joseph Burgess

1966-2021

Joseph Connor Burgess, 54, of Hammond, died Monday, June 28, 2021.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

 

Edna Cantrell

1945-2021

Edna Carolyn Cantrell, 75, of Paintsville, died Friday July 9, 2021.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, 2021, at  136 Main Street, Paintsville.

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Bobby Castle

1935-2021

Bobby R. Castle, 86, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.

Bobby was born in Johnson County, April 27, 1935, a son of the late Everett and Dorothy Mae Preston Castle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Dials and Imogene Copley.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Tooter" Adams Castle; one son, Anthony M. "Tony" Castle, of Indialantic, Fla.; one brother, James Michael Castle. of Paintsville; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Kinner, of Paintsville, and Brenda Owens, of Moultrie, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Adam Michael Castle and Erin Nicole Castle.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel. James Kelly Caudill, Chuck Slone, Larry Smith and Darrell Stepp officiated. Entombment followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Full military honors were conducted by Auxier Chapter 18 D.A.V. Arrangements were 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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Myrtle Caudill

1934-2021

Myrtle “Tee” Caudill, 87, passed from this life and entered her heavenly home on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Tee was born May 24, 1934, to the late Brad and Mary Burchett Patrick.

She graduated from Oil Springs High School at age 16 and later married Lionel Caudill in 1956. Tee was a retired convenience store owner, and she enjoyed reading, bowling, and working crossword puzzles. Tee was a member of the Tom’s Creek FWB Church.

She is survived by her brother, Henry Allen Patrick (Elwanda), of Paintsville; along with a number of nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Brad Patrick, Carl Patrick and Clyde Patrick; and four sisters, Virgie Grimm, Maudie Grim, Margery Wells and Polly Wells.

A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, officiated by Brent Patrick, Dann Patrick, James Kelly Caudill and Paul Wayne Browning. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park. 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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Lance Combs

1950-2021

Lance Combs, 70, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

He was born in Kenton, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1950, to the late Elijah Combs and Gertie Hayes Combs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Elijah Combs; along with several brothers and sisters.  

Lance is survived by his loving wife, Emma (Scott) Combs; one son, Lance Combs (Jennifer), of Floyd County; two daughters, Brandie Hampton, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Bonnie Gross (Grant), of Flat Gap; one brother, Krit Combs, of Georgia; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Robert Stapleton, of Flat Gap, whom he considered a brother; and Ronnie and Lovan Pennington, of Flat Gap, who were special friends. A host of family and friends also survive.

There will be no public funeral or visitation per the family's request. Arrangements are under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

The guest book may be signed at www.phelps-sonfuneralhome.com.

This is a paid obituary.

Johnny Dutton

1947-2021

Johnny Marvin Dutton, 74, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

At the request of the family, a memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

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James Fields

1945-2021

James Larry Fields, 76, of Sitka, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia.

He was born in Viper, Feb. 10, 1945, the son of the late Eli Fields and Bessie (Farler) Fields.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Addison Bowen; one brother, Harold Fields; and four sisters, Edith Davis, Etta Riley, Julia Davis and Nancy Banks.  

He is survived by his loving wife, Beulah (Banks) Fields; two sons, James Derek Fields (Misty), of Sitka, and Kennith Douglas Fields (Angie), of Richmond; one daughter, Tabitha Denise Fields Hall (Woodrow), of Paintsville; one brother, Tom Fields, of Viper; two sisters, Barbara Hall and Peggy Farler (Bud), both of Viper; seven grandchildren, James Douglas Fields (Erika Long), Jamilynn Bowen, Hunter Hall, Ivy June Fields, Isaac James Fields, Samantha Dopp and Sydney Sprague; and three great-grandchildren, Waylon Bowen, Kinsley Bowen and Scarlett Hall.

Mr. Fields was a veteran of the United States Army.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 3, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Banks Family Cemetery at Stambaugh. Seth Rice officiated. Military Honors were conducted by the Big Sandy Chapter 18 D.A.V. of Auxier. 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.

Susan Goble

1965-2021

Susan Beth Goble, 56, of Auxier, died Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

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Peggy Hampton

1941-2021

Peggy Hampton, 79, of Thelma, died Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.

She was born in Paintsville, Nov. 5, 1941, to the late Richard Hampton and Pauline (Holbrook) Castle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.  Peggy is survived by three sons, Jimmy Kestner (Patti), of Sitka, Paul Ray Kestner, of Paintsville, and Allen Kestner (Jennifer), of Carrollton; three daughters, Elizabeth Kestner, of Allen, Lesia Vanhoose, of Thelma, and Melina Alderson, of Morehead; one brother, Earl “Wendy”; three sisters, Donetta, Debbie and Dottie Jean; her grandchildren, Rebecca Kestner, Renea Pennington, Jammie Kestner, Ryan Kestner, Justin Blanton, Jacob Blanton, Kristi Kestner, Andrew Kestner, Alex Kestner, Zachary Kestner, her special granddaughter, Jessica Mullins, and Brandon Clark; along with step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Funeral 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.

Connie Nejmeh

1955-2021

Connie Rose Wheeler Rice Nejmeh, 66, of Hager Hill, died Monday, June 28, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Linda Padgett

1948-2021

Linda Kay Padgett, 73, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born in Paintsville to the late Ella Jean Fairchild.

Linda was a dedicated home healthcare aide for over 20 years. She enjoyed shopping and vacationing, and most of all spending time and caring for her family.

Linda is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lonnie Padgett; her children, Duane (Jamie Swihart) Padgett, of Goshen, Ind., and Melissa Padgett, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Christopher, Brittany, Tyler and Kaylee; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathy Oetting (John Martin), of Fremont, Ind.; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and her puppy, Sophie Sue.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Joe Fairchild.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA.

The guestbook may be signed at www.fairhavenfortwayne.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Eddie Price

1941-2021

Eddie Ray Price, 80, of Pikeville, formerly of Offutt, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born in Freeburn Jan. 9, 1941, to the late Clark and Alma Ward Price.

On April 21, 1990, in Paintsville, he married Sandra Lynn May Price, who survives. Eddie served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Company and was a devoted member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church of Paintsville.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Edward Price; three daughters, Julie Gagnon, Ambre Robinette, and Debra (Dermot) Ryan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. Seth Carter officiated. Military services were conducted by the Auxier Chapter 18 Disabled American Veterans. Interment was at the Price Family Cemetery in Offutt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Auxier Chapter 18 Disabled American Veterans by contacting the Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-4212.

Funeral services were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Virginia Puckett

1961-2021

Virginia Ruth Puckett, 60, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

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Debra Reffett

1967-2021

Debra L. Reffett, 53, of Mansfield, Ohio, died peacefully Wednesday evening, at the Marion General Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Paintsville, Nov. 29, 1967, to the late James A. Harris and Pearl R. (Fannin) Harris, who survives.

Debra was a 1985 graduate of Johnson Central High School.

On October 11, 1985, Debra married the love of her life, Mark A. Reffett, in Paintsville.

Debra enjoyed her time working as a call center representative with GTE.

With a heart of gold, Debra loved nothing more than taking care of her family, especially “her boys.” Debra had a way of finding and highlighting the good in everyone she came in contact with. She was caring and compassionate, but not without also being honest and straightforward, as well. Every morning, Debra found a little time for herself and enjoyed a good word game on her computer.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Mark; her son, Alex Reffett, of Mansfield; her mother, Pearl R. Harris, of Kentucky; a brother to her, Robert Harris, of Kentucky; her aunt, Elisha Anderson (Greg), of West Virginia; her great-niece, Brooklyn; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Debra was preceded in death by her father, James; and her sister, Lorrie Melvin.

The family will be holding a private service to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Mandee’s Lunch Box, (c/o Out of Our Minds Art Studio, 65 S. Lea St, Macungie, PA 18062.) Mandee’s Lunchbox is a nonprofit in loving memory of Amanda Faidley Layton who lost her courageous battle to cancer. While fighting this disease she wanted to help other adults when she won her battle. Her family and friends are making that wish a reality. We will be sending tiny tin lunch boxes with gift cards enclosed to hospitals and treatment centers to be given to adults and their families battling cancer.

Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Debra’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Vickie Schindler

1949-2021

Vickie Schindler, 72, of Volga, died Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.

She was born in Paintsville, May 18, 1949, the daughter of Arbutus (Honeycutt) Ratliff, of Volga, and the late Irvin Ratliff.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Schindler; and an infant son.

Vickie is survived by her mother; two sons, Richard Schindler and Dennis Schindler, both of Volga; and two grandsons, Dakota Schindler and Arron Schindler.

She was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.

Friends visited the Phelps & Son Funeral Home from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Southside Freewill Baptist Church by calling the Phelps & Son Funeral Home at (606)789-8989, or, the church at (606) 789-8161.

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

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

This is a paid obituary.