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Benton Deaton

Benton Deaton


Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Benton Christopher “Chris” Deaton, 48, of Coal Grove, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, who died Saturday, July 27 after a brief illness.

Chris was born Nov. 4, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio, son of Marsha Rae Childers of Paintsville, and the late Paul D. Deaton.

Chris was a 1989 graduate of Johnson Central High School, where he was two-time All-State and 3 years All-Area in football. He was a 1994 graduate of Marshall University, where he was a member of the I-AA- National Championship team in 1992 and the runner-up team in 1991 and 1993. Chris started 56 consecutive games for the Thundering Herd. He was won the 1993 Jacobs Blocking Award as the top offensive lineman in the Southern Conference and was also named as a first team All-American in 1993. He was All-Southern Conference, second team, as a freshman and sophomore, then earned first team honors in his junior and senior seasons. He graduated Marshall University in 1994. In 2015 Chris was inducted into the Marshal University Hall Of Fame.

In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by one son, Jonathan Tyler Deaton of Paintsville; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Tyler Deaton of Prestonsburg; stepfather, Michael Dip Stafford; two sisters, Raelynn Deaton (Aaron) Haynes of Austin, Texas, and Marcy (Frank) Butler of Lexington; and one brother, Michael Stafford II of Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Marshall Football Program or Lymphoma Foundation (www.lymphoma.org)

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Elizabeth Looper

Elizabeth Loper

Elizabeth Ellen Loper, 95, passed away on July 30, 2019 in Orange Park, Fla. She was born Elizabeth Lemaster in Oil Springs.

World War II brought her to Dayton, Ohio, where she aided the war effort as an aircraft engine mechanic. She later devoted her life to raising her two children, while pursuing her love of animals, painting, and interior decorating.

Mrs. Loper was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Herman Loper; and is survived by her son, Mark Loper; daughter, Karen Colburn; sister, Marion Tackett; and three grandchildren.  

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8 from 10 a.m., until the time of Funeral Services at 10:30 a.m. at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 East Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio.

Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, 8200 West National Rd, New Carlisle, OH.

Condolences may be shared at www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the Burcham Tobias Funeral Home of Fairborn, Ohio.

This is a paid obituary.

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Mistcha Powers

Mistcha Powers


Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mistcha “Misty” Raye Wells Powers, 62, of East Point, who died Friday, July 26 at her residence.

Misty was born 1956 to Bill and Patty Evelyn Wells in Johnson County. She was a 1974 graduate of Johnson Central High School. Misty was saved in the early 70’s and was a long-time, devoted member of the Paintsville Church of God, where she served as treasurer. Misty love the Lord and she spent her life lovingly serving him and generously helping all she came in contract with.

In addition to her parents, Misty is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Powers; her daughter, Misty Dawn Green; a cousin, Jeffrey Sturgill; and a special aunt, Peggy Sturgill.

She is survived by a brother, Tim (Glenna) Wells of Alabama; son-in-law, Dr. Chris Green of Paducah; two grandsons, Conrad Green and Luke Green, both of Paducah; an adopted son, Dwight Stambaugh, of Thelma; long-time devoted friend, Ricky Wright; very special cousins, Steve (Debbie) Sturgill of West Van Lear, Randy (Janie) Sturgill of Rush, Greg (Camille) Sturgill of Wittensville, and Chuck (Kim) Castle of East Point; a loving Momma Betty Stickler of Drift; special friend, Teresa Blevins; and a host of cousins, close friends, and neighbors.

The service was officiated by Dan Heaberlin, with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

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Tony Porfitt

Troy Proffitt


Funeral services were held Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Troy L. Proffitt, 69, of Auxier, who died Thursday, July 25 at the Community Hospice Card Center in Ashland.

Troy was born July 14, 1950 in Richlands, Va., son of the late Herman and Della Keen Proffitt. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roy Proffitt; and one sister, Gladsie Whited.

He is survived by his wife, Della McClothlin Proffitt; three sons, Keith and Kenneth Proffitt, both of Virginia, and Timothy Proffitt of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The service was officiated by Larry Keene, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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