Gladys Adams

1948 – 2019

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m. at the Cold Springs Church for Gladys Ann Adams, 71, of Flat Gap, who died Monday, April 29.

Mrs. Adams was born Feb. 19, 1948 in Cynthiana, daughter of the late James Swinford and Gracie May Debruler Hunt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Elliot Adams; and one sister, Wanda Louise.

Surviving are one son, James Lee (Peggy) Adams of Flat Gap; one brother, James (Charlotte) Hunt; one sister, Faye (Wayne) Evans; two grandchildren, James Kirby (Tiffany) Adams and Kendra (Kyle) Blair; three great-grandchildren, Gracie May Fannin, Connor Blair and Maddix Adams.

The service was officiated by Phillip Caudill, Allen Fannin and Paul Ratliff, with burial in the Patty Flats Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home

This is a paid obituary.

Sam Hicks


Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. for Sam Hicks, 76, of Paintsville, who died Thursday, May 9 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.

Mr. Hicks was born Feb. 22, 1943 in Prestonsburg, son of the late Henry and Bertha Hale Hicks. He was preceded in death by two sons, Sam Hicks Jr. and Michael “Joe” Hicks; and one sister, Gloria Hicks.

Surviving is his loving wife, Deloris Hicks of Paintsville; one son, Dr. Matthew (Brittany) Hicks of Staffordsville; two brothers, Joe Ed (Gypsy) Hicks of Prestonsburg and Lewis (Mary) Hicks of Clay City; four sisters, Mary Alice Hicks, Peggy Newsome and Ruby (Larry) Slone, all of Prestonsburg and Emmalene (Jerry) Ackerman of Winchester.

Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

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