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Marion Peahonie Allen

“Peahonie” Allen


Funeral services were held Friday, August 9, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Marion “Peahonie” Hondel Allen, 88, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.

Peahonie was born March 2, 1931 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Marion Ellis and Erie Blair Hondel.

She is the widow of Delmere Allen and is survived by Nikki Barber of Nippa; and several other extended family members.

The service was officiated by Dan Heaberlin, with burial in the Lower Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.

Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

This is a paid obituary.

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Jackie Cantrell Sr

Jackie Cantrell Sr.


Jackie Randall Cantrell Sr., 80 of Springfield, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 25, 1939 in Oil Springs, to the late Burl “Whitey” and Gladys Meade Cantrell.  He graduated from Oil Springs High School in 1957, where he would frequently remind us that he skipped the 5th grade.  

On August 23, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Blanton Cantrell and they celebrated 38 years together.  In 1957, after graduation he began a career as a tool dresser in the oil fields in Johnson  County. He then took a position as a well shooter with American Glycerin where he drove a nitroglycerin truck to work every day. In 1969, Jack decided to move his family to Springfield, Ohio and began a long time career at General Motors as a job setter. In 2005, after 36 years he retired from GM. He enjoyed being with his family, he had a special love for his grandkids. He loved mowing his yard, watching his favorite college basketball team, Kentucky Wildcats.  During March Madness he could be found in his chair watching every single game of the tournament. Go Big Blue!

Jack is survived by his girlfriend, Becky Tester, along with his three children: Lovena “Nicki” and Don Nichols, Jackie Cantrell Jr., Michelle and Ron Jordan all of Springfield; three grandchildren, Deric (Lauryn) Nichols, Jordan Nichols, and Sydnee Jordan; and one precious great granddaughter, Saylor; as well as his brother, Wade Sharon Cantrell of Oil Springs. He had many loving nieces and nephews and extended family.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sue and a brother, Burl “Skip”.  

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center. An additional visitation will be on Friday, August 16 from 12-2 p.m. with his funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Jack will be laid to rest at Ferncliff Cemetery.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com.

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Denzil Fairchild

Denzil Fairchild


Funeral services were held Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Denzil “Shorty” Fairchild, 71, of Oil Springs, who died Tuesday, August 6 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

Mr. Fairchild was born June 5m 1948 in Paintsville, son of the late Eugene and Erie Blanton Fairchild. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Gale, Harold, Gene Elwood, Eual, and Delmar Fairchild; three sisters, Carol Estil Shew, Virginia Craft, and Jewel Salyers.

Surviving are two brothers, James Fairchild and Gary (Nannie) Fairchild, both of Oil Springs; three sisters, Donna Morgan of Elizabethtown, Loretta (Allen) Holden of Shepherdsville, and Diane (Norman) Blanton of Oil Springs; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Burial was in the Blanton-Fairchild Cemetery at Oil Springs.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Calvin Reed

Calvin Reed


Calvin Reed, age 67, of Jenkins, died August 6, 2019 at Community Hospice Care in Ashland.

Calvin was born September 3, 1951 to Winston and Lillian (Bill) Reed in Jenkins. He worked for the Travel Centers of America for 25 years.

Calvin is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Pamela Tackett Reed of Ashland; one son, Brandon (Destiny) Reed; one daughter, Celest Watts; six grandchildren, Dax Andrew Watts, Kendall Grace Reed, Gaige Anthony Watts, Trace Alexander Watts, Konner Winston Reed and Kameron Edward Reed; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 11, 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rusty Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

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Gary Stapleton

Gary Stapleton


Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 1, 12 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gary Alan Stapleton, 68, of Tutor Key, who died Saturday, July 27 at his residence.

Mr. Stapleton was born April 15, 1951 in Johnson County, son of the late James Earl and Irene Salyer Stapleton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Wells Stapleton. He retired from Elm Street Resources and was vice-president of coal procurement.

Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Gail Stapleton of Tutor Key; one sister, Karen Gail (Johnny) Music of Martha; a special brother-in-law, Charles (Rita) Wells of Peru, Ind.; two nephews, Stephen Music and Ray Wells; and five nieces, Kimberly Simpson, Tammy Wright, Terry Proffit, Sherry Wells and April Arrowood.

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

Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

This is a paid obituary.

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