Charles Morgan


Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 28, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Charles “Chuck” Morgan, 70, formerly of Paintsville, who died Wednesday, Dec. 19 in Bristol, Tenn.

Mr. Morgan was born Dec. 15, 1948 in Johnson county, son of the late Charles and Betty Sherman Morgan.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Henderson Morgan; and one brother, Kenny Morgan of Panama City, Fla.

The service was officiated by Ben Stevens, 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.

Fuleash Morrison


Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m. at the United Church of God in Jesus Christ on the left  hand fork of Marrowbone, for Fuleash Almyra Morrison, 37, of Beauty, who died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.

Ms. Morrison was born May 16, 1981 in Prestonsburg, daughter of Odessa Smith Booth and the late Bill Butcher. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Michelle Pricie Morrison.

Surviving in addition to her mother is, her step-father, Richard Eugene Booth of Beauty; two brothers, Billy Butcher of River and Michael Butcher of Salyersville; one sister, Angela Bourne of Rosedale, W.Va.; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles who loved her very much.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Barbara Rice


Barbara Dean (nee Taylor) Rice, 85, of Houston, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Webster, Texas.

Barbara was born at Golden Rule Hospital in Paintsville on Oct. 14, 1933 to Bert and Brida (nee  Castle) Taylor. She grew up in Staffordsville and was a 1951 graduate of Flat Gap High School. She obtained a position in the County Agent’s office after graduation from the Mayo Vocation School in Paintsville. In 1954, she married and relocated to Dayton, Ohio, her home for the next 62 years. She worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton until her retirement as a Source Selection Officer. She loved to sightsee and spoil her grandchildren. She was an exceptional hostess and made sure there was always plenty of delicious food for all to enjoy. No one will ever forget her pecan pies, chocolate chip cookies, fudge or chicken salad. 

She lived happily with her husband for 54 years until his death in 2008. In 2016, Barbara relocated to Houston, and lived with her younger daughter, Debra. The change in climate, proximity to family and introduction to cooking shows were welcome changes. Her sports affiliations, however, did not change. She was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds for life.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty Taylor Blanton, as well as her husband, Arnold Rice. Her love of Wright State basketball and NASCAR could be attributed directly to him. 

She is survived by her brother, Gilbert Taylor of Flatwoods; two daughters, LaDonna (Robert) Lally of Princeton Junction, NJ, and Debra Pryon of Houston; four grandchildren, Robert (Kelsey) Lally of Cross Roads, Texas, Stephanie (Joshua) Prokosch of Minneapolis, Mn., Katharine Pyron of Houston, and Alexandria (Jay) Williams of Pearland, Texas. Barbara was extraordinarily blessed with three precious great-grandchildren, Aidan Lally. Lally Prokosch and Faith Williams. 

She will be greatly missed and never  forgotten.

A celebration of her life will occur during Christmas week in Houston. Final interment with her beloved, Arnold Lee, will be at the Dayton National Cemetery, 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio, in the Spring of 2019.

This is a paid obituary.

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