Erie Brown


Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. at the Tom’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church for Erie Kathleen Preston Brown, 92, of Wittensville, who died Friday, Jan. 11 in Louisa.

Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 9, 1926 in Paintsville, daughter of the late John Langley and Dollie Dixon Preston. On May 1, 1946 in Paintsville, she married Langley Brown, who preceded her in death on October 21, 2008.

Surviving are one son, Jerry (Vicky) Brown of Sitka; two daughters, Judy (Terry) Vanhoose of Louisa and Dolla (Daryl) Julian of Cannonsburg; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The service was officiated by J.K. Caudill, Chad Blair, Chuck Slone and Larry Smith.

Burial was in the Dixon Family Cemetery at Wittensville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Maudie Burton

Dec. 7, 1930- 

Jan. 21, 2019

Maudie Lemaster Burton, 88, of Lexington, formerly of Paintsville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness,  Monday, Jan. 21, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Maudie was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Circleville, Ohio, daughter of the late John Riley and Tella Lemaster.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Herbert Hoover Burton; one son, John Mark Burton; two brothers, James Edward Lemaster and Jesse Albert Lemaster; and one granddaughter, Marianne Burton Tackett.

Maudie worked 31 years for Citizens National Bank and retired as Vice President of Lending. She was a graduate of Paintsville High School, Oklahoma University and Louisiana State University.

Surviving are two sons, Herbert Alan (Gail Ritchie) Burton of Navarre, Fla., and Steven Bryan (Betty Talbott) Burton of Louisville; one sister, Wanda Lemaster(Michael)  Powers of Louisville; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Lemaster and  Emogene Burton Chandler, both of Paintsville; two brothers-in-law, Worth Goble of Flat Gap and Michael Powers of Louisville; five grandchildren, Jody Burton Shepherd of Prestonsburg, John Riley Burton of Lexington, and James Foster Burton, Stephanie Standiford Burton, and Natalie Talbott Burton, all of Louisville; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville.

The service was officiated by Rev. Seth Carter, with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations  to  be made payable to the First Baptist Church in her memory by contacting the funeral home or church.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

Steven Greene


Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 31, 1 p.m. at the Ramey Branch Church for Steven Lee Greene, 60, of Flat Gap, who died Saturday, Dec. 29 at his residence.

Burial was in the Cantrell Cemetery at Flat Gap.

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

Ballard Shepherd


Commander of Auxier Chapter 18 DAV, Ballard Lee Shepherd, age 79, of Auxier, died Friday, Jan. 18 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.

Ballard was born July 6, 1939 in Floyd County, son of the Brice and Lula Shepherd. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Arnold, Brice Jr., Richard, James, Aaron, Sylvia, Lillian and Ann.

His is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ann Fulton Shepherd; three sons, Daryl Shepherd of Sitka, Tim Shepherd of Indiana, and Danny Shepherd of Van Lear; three daughters, Glenda Sue Stone of Farmville, Va., Rhonda Goble of Hagerhill, and Sheena Leigh Samons of North Carolina; one brother, Arvil Shepherd of Indiana; one sister, Eva Jean Sybol; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Frank Buskirk and Dallas LeMaster officiating.

Burial was in the Gethsemane Gardens at Prestonsburg.

Full Military Honors were conducted by the Auxier Chapter 18 DAV.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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