Harold Barr

1981-2019

A memorial dinner was sponsored by the family at the VFW Hall in South Lyon, Mich.,  for Harold Edward “Hal” Barr, 38, of South Lyon, who died March 5.

Arrangements under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home of South Lyon.

Earl Collins

1942 - 2019

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Earl D. Collins, 76, of Sitka, who passed away March 11 in his residence.

Burial will follow in the Collins Family Cemetery in Sitka.

Arrangements are under the care of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Harry Estep

1941-2019

Harry B. Estep, age 77, formerly of Johnson County, died at his home in Pataskala, Ohio, on March 7, 2019. 

He was born on April 6, 1941 to John and Cova Cantrell Estep. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, John and Cova Cantrell Estep; one daughter, Sherry Saint John; one son, Paul David Fraley; and one brother, Bryan Estep.

Harry is survived by his loving wife, Brenda McKenzie Estep; one son, Duane Fraley; four daughters, Sheila Graham, Michelle (Jeremy) Talbott, Sonya (Dave) McCutcheon, and Kimberly Bell; one daughter-in-law, Shelly Fraley; three sisters, Mary (Garrel) Williams, Catherine (Jessie) Salyers, and Charlotte (Bill) Prater; 10 grandchildren, Kyle (Jackie) Talbott, JD Talbott, Billie (Lori) Graham, Todd Hempfield, Christi Durfee, Christian Fraley, Caden Fraley, Kimber Fraley, Brittany Stewart and David Fraley; nine great-grandchildren, Morgan, Lydia, Emma, Cater, Kohan, Hudson, Elizabeth, Amisa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harry was a truck driver for over half of his life and happily retired from Kroger’s after driving truck for them for many years. He also loved doing remodeling work on houses. But his proudest achievement was leaving testimony for the Lord when he was saved on May 14, 2004. Harry was a faithful member of Reynoldsburg Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Tim Salyer officiating. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

Sarah Johnson

1945-2019

Sarah Grace Rice Johnson, age 73, of Oil Springs, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Johnson was born September 5, 1945 in Johnson County, daughter of the late Ellis and Madge Conley Rice. Also preceding her in death was her loving husband, Otis Johnson; six brothers, Melvin Rice, Harry Rice, David Rice, George Harold Rice, Elmer Rice and Roger Rice; and three sisters, Mildred Rice, Mary Whiteside, and Marion Howard.

She is survived by two sons, James E. Johnson of Oil Springs, and Otis Johnson Jr. of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; one daughter, Kathryn K. Potter of Washington Courthouse; one brother, Walter F. Rice of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Robert Jones Jr.

1950-2019

Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, 1 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, for Robert Gene “Easy Rider” Jones Jr., 68, of Louisa, who died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Mr. Jones was born June 2, 1950 in Paintsville to Betty Jones and the late Bob Jones. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Fouch Jones in 2009; and a brother, John Jones.

He is survived in addition to his mother by, his daughter, Cindy (Joe) Burke; brother, Billy Jones; sister, Elizabeth Jones; grandson, Robert O’Brien; four granddaughters, Jessica O’Brien, Kaylyn Williams, Preston Williams, and Gretchen Williams; three great-grandsons, Greyson and Mason O’Brien and Hunter Daniels; sister-in-law, Patty Jones; and a nephew, John Johns II.

Easy Rider was a truck driver, who loved trucks and his family. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother and being around his grandchildren. He also had a saying that he would always say, “Hard times on easy street.” He will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him.

Burial was at the Docks Creek Cemetery in Kenova, W. Va., with Jimmy Vanhoose officiating. 

Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home of Louisa.

This is a paid obituary.

Randy Richmond Sr.

1954-2019

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Lee Richmond, Sr., of Van Lear, who died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 2, 1954 in Shelby, Ohio, son of Shirley Krouse Richmond of Ohio, and the late Hobert Richmond. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, James William Douglas Daniel and Julia Castle.

Surviving in addition to his mother are, his wife, Janet Daniel Richmond of Clarksville, Tenn.; ex-wife, Linda Francis Castle; five sons, Randy Lee Richmond Jr. of Thelma, Benjamin Andrew Richmond and Gary Eugene Richmond, both of Sitka, and John Paul Richmond and Jerry Michael Richmond, both of Paintsville; two daughters, Melinda Richmond of Flat Gap, and Melissa Francis of Ohio; 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The service was officiated by Hubert Slone, with burial at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Ellis Robinson

1929-2019

Private funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Ellis H. Robinson, 89, of Paintsville who died Wednesday, March 6 at the Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Beattyville.

Mr. Robinson was born April 2, 1929 in Boyd County.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Kimbler Robinson; one son, James Michael Robinson of Boone, N. C.; two step-sons; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The service was officiated by Toby Wheeler, 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.

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