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Gerald Arrowood

Gerald Arrowood

1952-2019

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gerald Keith “Bubby” Arrowood, 67, of Thelma, who died Sunday, Aug. 25.

The service will be held at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with military honors conducted by Auxier Chapter 18 DAV.

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

Lexie Bailey

1921-2019

Lexie Ross Bailey, age 98, of Flat Gap, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.  She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Jean Minckley (William) of Virgie and Carol Lee Bailey of Raccoon; three grandchildren and one great grandson.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Danny Ward and Jeff Blanton officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove Baptist church by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home a, (606) 789-3501.

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Sam Conley

Sam Conley

1944-2019

Funeral services were Saturday, August 24, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sam Franklin Conley, 75, of Sitka, who died Wednesday, August 21 at his residence.

Sam was born Jan. 14, 1944 in Johnson County, son of the late Hollie and June Mae Tackett Conley.

He is survived by four sons, Donald Franklin Conley of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Larry Douglas Conley and Daniel Robert Conley, both of Sitka, and Rodney Duane Conley of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, James Morris Conley of Lowmansville; four sisters, Delilah Vestine Castle, Rebecca Jane McKenzie, both of Nippa, Barbara Sue Long of Meally, and Dora Alice Trimble of Oil Springs; and 10 grandchildren.

The service was officiated by Jim Price, with burial to follow in the Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Dr. Phillip Estepp

Dr. Phillip Estepp

1938-2019

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. at the Paintsville City Schools Administration Building in Paintsville for Dr. Phillip E. Estepp, 80, of Worthington, died Feb. 10.

Courtesy of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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Thomas M. Murray

Thomas Murray

1933-2019

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. for Thomas Martin Murray, 86, of East Point, who died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.

Mr. Murray was born Feb. 24, 1933 in Johnson County, son of the late Elbert Murray and Oma Salyer Murray. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Murray and Clarence Murray; four sisters, Nevalena Guisto, Maxine Ripley, Iren Slone and Hermalee Ross.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Thelma Blair Murray; one son, Kenneth (Madonna) Murray of Langley; one daughter, Karen (David) Lewis of Hagerhill; two grandsons, Jared (Kellye) Murray of Paintsville, and Michael Murray of Allen; one step-grandson, Jonathan Lewis of Pataskala, Ohio; one granddaughter, Tori (Jeremy) Fannin of Staffordsville; two great-granddaughters, Lucy Fannin and Lily Fannin, both of Staffordsville; one step-great grandson, Tyler Lewis; and one step-great granddaughter, Abigail Lewis.

Thomas was a Christian, loving husband, father and papaw. He was an active member of his church, Whitaker Free Will Baptist Church. Known by many, loved by all. Thomas always has kind words for those around him.

He served in the United Stated Army during the Korean Ward, where he was awarded the Korean Medal of Honor.

The service was officiated by Hubert Slone and Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Salyers Cemetery at Flat Gap.

Military services were conducted by the Big Sandy Chapter 18 DAV.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Lee C. Music Jr.

Lee Music Jr.

1959-2019

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Lee Curtis Music Jr., of West Van Lear, who died Sunday, Aug. 25 at his residence.

Mr. Music was born Sept. 28, 1959 in Mann, W.Va., son of Gracie Preston Music and the late Lee Curtis Music Sr.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Schaffer and Shirlene Webb.

In addition to his mother is his wife, Angle Gamble Music; three daughters, Laura Grace Ratliff of Meally, Jessica Meadow and Micah Music, both of Lexington; a “daughter-in-love”, Amanda Thatcher of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Roger Music of Van Lear; and six grandchildren, Dylan Thatcher, Mason Thatcher, Bella Grace Ratliff, Amelia Kate Ratliff, Jaxson Meadows and Elle Jo Meadows.

The service will be officiated by Jim McKenzie, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Larry L. Pierce

Larry Pierce

1947-2019

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Larry L. Pierce, 72, of Hagerhill, who died Friday, Aug. 23, at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington.

Mr. Pierce was born Jan. 28, 1947 in Johnson County to the late Floyd Jr. and Audrey Jean Baldridge Pierce.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Burke Pierce; two son, Shawn Pierce of Erlanger, and Matt Pierce of Hagerhill; one brother, Gary Pierce of Wittensville; five grandchildren, Josh Walterman, Jaden Lee Pierce, Jenna Dawn Pierce, Abigail Madison Pierce, and Caleb Matthew Pierce.

The service will be officiated by Steve Rose, 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.

Harry Salyer

1931-2019

Harry I. Salyer, age 88, of Joes Creek in Flat Gap, passed away on August 22, 2019 at his home.

He was born in Johnson County in 1931 to Stanley and Mattie Frazier Salyer. He was a retired employee of Energy Coal and also worked as sewing machine repairman.

In 1956 Harry married Mandy Salyers and to this union were born two daughters, Margeania and Kathy.

Harry was a United Stated Army Veteran and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. In 1978 Harry joined the Cold Springs United Baptist Church where he remained a member for 41 years.

In addition to his parents, Harry in preceded in death by his wife Mandy; daughter Margeania; and twin infant brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy, and a host of friends , neighbors, and family members.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 25 at 3 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Chapel with Tim Salyer and Doug Slusher officiating. Burial followed in the Salyer Family Cemetery at Flat Gap.

All arrangements are provided for Mr. Salyer by the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

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Allen  Trimble

Allen Trimble

1948-2019

Allen C. Trimble, age 71, departed this life on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Baptist Health in Corbin.

He was born on August 13, 1948 in Paintsville to Granvil C. Trimble and Billie Marie (Allen) Trimble.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Granvil and Billie Marie (Allen) Trimble.

A member of the Corbin Presbyterian Church, he is survived by his wife, Sherry (Chambers) Trimble of Corbin; son, Graham Chambers Trimble (Marianne) of Corbin; three granddaughters, Reagan, Samantha, and Lauren; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Chambers of Corbin; sisters, Toni Trimble Lawner (Arnold) of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Arminta Trimble of Corbin; brother, Morton Bruce Trimble (Robin) of Winchester; nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.

A 1966 graduate of Madison Central High School, Allen continued his education at Eastern Kentucky University graduating in 1970. Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1975, he set out in career in the practice law spanning almost 45 years. He practiced law as a partner in the law firm of Forcht and Trimble in Corbin, and later as a partner in the law firm of Trimble and Mann. He served as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 34th Judicial Circuit (McCreary & Whitley Counties) for 31 years before retiring in 2018. As a prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, he served as President of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Association and was twice awarded Kentucky’s Prosecutor of the Year in 2008 and again in 2017. He was instrumental in creation and construction of the Corbin Campus of Eastern Kentucky University. A former President and Coach of the Corbin Little League, he considered one of his greatest achievements outside of the practice of law to be President of the Corbin Little League during their 1992 State Championship season. He previously served as Whitley County Trial Commissioner, Coach of the Williamsburg High School Mock Trial Team, and at the time of his death, practiced law with Trimble Law in Corbin, and served as Domestic Relations Commissioner for the 34th Judicial Circuit.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the funeral hour Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Service will be at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerome McCullah and Hon. Howard Mann officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Highland Memorial Gardens in Paintsville.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfh.com

Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg, in charge of all arrangements, J. Andrew Croley, Directo.

This is a courtesy announcement provided by the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

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