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Patricia Baldwin

1952-2021

Patricia “Trish” Dean Baldwin, 68, of Hager Hill, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at her residence.

She was born November 17, 1952, in Johnson County. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Baldwin and Geraldine Blair Baldwin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Doug Baldwin.

She is survived by one sister, Linda (Randell) O'Bryan, of Hager Hill; one brother, Donald (Sherry) Baldwin, of Mount Sterling; two nieces, Amanda (Jeremy) Lyons, of Hager Hill, and Holly (Lynn) Smith, of Mount Sterling; two nephews, Trey Allen Smith and Jaxon Brady Smith, both of Mount Sterling; one special cousin, Wanda Younce; and a special caregiver, Elsie Lilly.

Trish retired from Big Sandy RECC and was of the United Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.

Friends may visit the Phelps & Son Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and anytime prior to the service on Thursday. Rutherford Blair and Travis Blair will officiate. Arrangements are 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.

Virginia Clay

1957-2021

Virginia Lea “Jenny” Clay, 64, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.

Lonnie Conley

1940-2021

Lonzie E. “Gene” Conley,  81, of Carey, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehab Home following an extended illness.

On May 22, 1940, Lonzie was born in Paintsville, the older of two children of the late Lonzie P. and Okie (Click) Conley. He graduated from Oil Springs High School in Johnson County.

Shortly following graduation, Lonzie joined family members from Paintsville to Carey, Oh., in search of work and opportunities. While in Carey, he worked for Carey Plastics, Continental Hose, and the Porcelain Products Company.

One of Lonzie’s favorite pastimes was tinkering on and fixing old cars. His pride and joy was the ‘67 Chevrolet pickup he rebuilt in the late 1970’s.

With a love for the outdoors, Lonzie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and just spending time in the woods. He loved to clear land and trees with the bull dozer he rebuilt. He also enjoyed buying lottery tickets and could play a little guitar in his younger days.

Despite being a quiet and independent man, Lonzie made friends easily. He had a sweet, easy going way about him that made him a people person. He also deeply loved his family.

Surviving are his two children, Greg Conley, of Findlay, and LaDonna (Tim) Reams, of Hastings, NE; six grandchildren, Nathan (Sara) Conley, Amanda (Reid) Barth, Adam Conley, Aspen Conley, and Larisa and Kalee Reams; three great-grandchildren, Amelia, Amaya and Jordyn Barth; a sister, Rebecca (Bill) Mahan, of Carey; and two nieces, Stephanie (Rick) Hill and Stacy Mahan.

Including his parents, Lonzie was preceded in death by his former spouse, Helen D. (Blair) Conley.

His family will greet friends from 2:30 – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey. Services honoring his life will follow at 4:15 p.m. at his graveside in Spring Grove Cemetery, with his brother-in-law, Rev. Bill Mahan officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home is honored to serve Lonzie’s family.

Condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.

This is a paid obituary.

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Benjamin Cox

1953-2021

Benjamin H. Cox, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in Lexington.

Ben was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Paintsville, the son of the late James D. Cox and Dorothy Conn Cox.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, James D. Cox II; and his sister, Connie Hromyak.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Cox; one brother, Timothy (Shondah) Cox; his wife, Paulinda Bailey Cox; one daughter, Leslie Jones (Derek), of Louisville; one son, Aaron Benjamin Cox (Gera), of Lexington; six grandchildren, Lucille, Silas, Hadley, Cecilia, Josephine and Douglas Jones; his mother-in-law, Gay Bailey Goble (Worth); and four nephews, Jerrod Adams (Crystal), Wesley Short, James D. Cox III and Jayden Cox

As a young adult, Ben attended Paintsville Independent Schools where he excelled in academics and played football and baseball for the Paintsville Tigers. Ben and Paulinda were married in 1975. Ben went on to own and operate Cox Pontiac, Buick, GMC in Paintsville, and later work in the insurance industry for 35 years. During his lifetime he enjoyed tending to his garden, helping others, fishing, and serving as Chairman of the Board and treasurer of his church.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the First Church of God in Paintsville where he was a member and served for over 20 years. Burial followed at the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. 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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Jackie Dollarhide

1961-2021

Jackie Bowling Dollarhide, 60, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.

She was born Feb. 17, 1961,  in Johnson County. She was the daughter of the late Otis Bowling and Bethel Booth Bowling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clayton Bowling.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Dollarhide; one son, Billy Dollarhide Jr. (Amanda), of Flat Gap; one daughter, Heather Dollarhide, of Paintsville; two brothers, William Bowling (Wendy) and Terry Bowling (Janet), both of Wabash, Ind.; six sisters, Bertha Henry, of North Carolina, Lucille Webb and Ida Sparks, both of Wabash, Ind., Alice Mae Hewlett (Tom Ed) and Brenda Blankenship, both of Van Lear, and Evelyn Hazelett (Greg), of Paintsville; and two grandchildren, Destiny O'Brian and Tatum Ed O'Brian.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, 2687 Ky Route 302, Van Lear. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paul Wayne Browning and Brad Meadows officiating. 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.

John Franklin

1984-2021

John Hunter Hill Franklin, 37, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Jimmy Hackworth

1944-2021

Jimmy L. Hackworth, 77, of Swamp Branch, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.

He was born Feb. 26, 1944, in Johnson County, the son of the late Robert Hackworth and Lora Lou Blanton Hackworth.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jan Lemaster Hackworth (July 12, 2021); one brother, Don Hackworth; and one sister, Linda Salyer.

He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly (Jerry) Russell, of Salyersville; one grandchild, Jeremy R. Russell (Chelsey), of Swamp Branch; and one great-grandchild, Lucas Shelton Russell; one brother, Herbert (Connie) Hackworth, of Tutor Key; two sisters, Wanda (Charles) Lemaster, of Riceville, and Thelma Blair, of Paintsville; a sister-in-law, Justine Hackworth, of Hager Hill; and several nieces and nephews, also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Robbie Lemaster officiated. 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.

 Leroy Kestner

105-2021

Leroy Kestner, 70, of East Point, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Paul Kestner

1964-2021

Paul Ray Kestner, 57, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.

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D. Leonard Legg II

1951-2021

D. Leonard Legg II, 70, of East Point, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at his residence.  

He was born Jan. 11, 1951, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late D. Leonard Legg I and Nellie Lea Surgeon Legg.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Pontius Legg; two sons, D.L. “Lenny” Legg (Tina), of Catlettsburg, and Jason Arnett, of East Point; one daughter, Victoria Legg, of East Point; one sister, Karen Woodrum (Bill), of Barboursville, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Ivy Legg, Austin Legg, Gabe Legg, Zander Arnett and Phoenix Arnett; and one great-grandchild, Malachi Legg.

Mr. Legg was a retired surveyor and a member of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors. He was also a member of the Paintsville First United Methodist Church and had previously volunteered as Boy Scout Troop Leader of Troop #322.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Tyler Brumfield will officiate. Friends may visit at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and on Thursday from 9 a.m.  until time of services at 1 p.m. Arrangements are 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.

Herbert Lemaster

1953-2021

Herbert Lemaster, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Granville Meade

1944-2021

Granville S. Meade, 77, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the Prestonsburg Health Care Facility.

He was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Raymond and Hazel Witten Meade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Casey Meade; three brothers, Chad Meade, Charles Meade and Howard Meade; and an infant sister, Erma Meade.

Granville is survived by his wife, Peggy Spradlin Meade; one daughter, Wendy Gail Meade (Kelly) Meade; four grandchildren, Colin Vanhoose, Lucas Vanhoose, Cassie Blanton and Gregory Ramey; and several special nieces and nephews, also survive.

Funeral services  were held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in the chapel of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Auxier Chapter #18 D.A.V. conducted full Military Honors. 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.

Richard Nolan

1947-2021

Richard Harold Nolan, 74, of Whitehouse, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Tammy Tackett

1965-2021

Tammy Tackett, 56, of Thelma, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Peggy Vanhoose

1949-2021

Peggy Lou Collins VanHoose, 72, of Richmond, formerly of Van Lear, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Mable Walters

1927-2021

Mable Walters, 94, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Loretta Wheeler

1927-2021

Loretta Jean Wheeler, 94, of Catlettsburg, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Funeral services were held  Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at the Little Mud Lick Church of God.

 Sue White

1956-2021

Sue Ann White, 64, of Wittensville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville.

Joseph Wojtowicz

1961-2021

Joseph Wojtowicz, 60, of Paintsville, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.