Roger Blair


Roger Dean Blair, 85, of East Point, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

William Collins


William Orville Collins, 78, of East Point, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.

Delmer Greene


Delmer Lee Greene, 85, of Thelma, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.

Judith Hamilton


Judith Kay Colm Hamilton, 77, of Oil Springs, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Ramey Branch Church.

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Billie Meeks


Billie Ruth Elkins Meek, 90, was born to Ned and Irene (Layne) Elkins in Floyd County on Aug. 23, 1932. She was raised as a member of the Church of Christ, and her strong Christian faith was forever a part of her identity. Even as Alzheimer’s Disease impacted her mind and body, it did not take away her love of singing hymns of praise.

Billie graduated from Betsy Layne High School in 1949, and regularly attended her high school reunions with her cherished classmates until declining health made travel an impossibility. She attended both Pikeville College and Morehead State University, and began the career of teaching, a calling she truly loved. While teaching at Betsy Layne Elementary School, she was introduced to Clarence Meek, the brother-in-law of one of Billie’s fellow teachers. A romance began, and Billie and Clarence married on February 15, 1957. They shared a love of teaching, farming, and family until Clarence’s passing on July 30, 2003.

Left to cherish Billie’s memory are her daughter, Paula Meek Jones and husband, Mike, of Knoxville, Tenn.; her granddaughter, Miranda Van Hoose (Gavin Gregg); and step-grandchildren, Devin Jones (Adam Slobodian), of Bozeman, Mont., and Trevor Jones, his wife, Kacie Kidd, and their daughter, Emerson, of Morgantown, West Virginia. Billie is also survived by her devoted sister, Lana Elkins Stott and her husband, Larry, of Morristown, Tenn.; her beloved brother, Robert Elkins, of Frankfort; her cherished sister-in-law, Treva Elkins, of Richmond; and a host of treasured nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by Bryan Auxier at noon on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

The guestbook may be signed at

This is a paid obituary.

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Richard Morman


Richard Morman, 56, of Paintsville, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

He was born Feb. 10, 1966, in Paintsville, to the late Paul Morman Sr. and Thelma Sparks Meek.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Morman Jr.

He is survived by two sons, Justin Morman, of Paintsville, and Richard Morman Jr., of Florida; one daughter, Brandy Kramberg (John), of Florida; two brothers, Jerry Morman and Timothy Morman, both of Paintsville; two sisters, Mary Ratliff and Diane Morman, both of Paintsville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in the Chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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This is a paid obituary.

Sharon Munden


Sharon Munden, 82, of Sitka, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date to be announced by the family.