Herbert Blevins III


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Herbert Blevins III, 29, of Salyersville, who died Saturday, April 20.

Burial will be in the Old Friendship Memorial Gardens in Williamsport.

Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Ruth Conley


Ruth Long Conley age 98 of Oil Springs, Kentucky entered her eternal home on April 19, 2019.

She was born December 9, 1920 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Lundy and Tennie Spradlin Long. Ruth was a wonderful mother. She was a homemaker who liked to sew. She worked on the family farm and enjoyed taking pictures of her family and friends.

Her greatest enjoyment however was attending church. She accepted the lord as her personal Savior while in her twenties. She was always faithful to the Lord and to her home church, which she attended as long as her health would permit.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Hershel Conley; her son, Roger Willis Conley; one brother, Joe Long; and four sisters, Theo Blanton, May Risner, June Blevins and Agnes Colvin. 

Ruth is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Sarah Bailey (Don) of Lomansville, Susan Sanor (Dennis) of Oil Springs; a daughter-in-law Shirlene Davis Conley of Morehead; three grandchildren Anthony Willis Conley of Morehead, Ross Conley Sanor of Oil Springs and Tina Renee Risner (Stevie) of Pikeville. She has one great-grandchild, Taryn Loran Risner of Pikeville, also several nieces and nephews.

Over the past four years she was cared for by her daughters and faithful and loving caregivers Cheryl Collinsworth, Joyce VanHoose, Sharon Adkins, Mary Blanton, Edith Hinkle, Brenda Newsome, Laura Penn, Claudia Webb and Lucy Potter.

The caregivers took wonderful care of her and the family will always be grateful for their invaluable care.

Funeral Services were held Monday, April 22, 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Terry Lykins officiating. Burial was at the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

Don Hughes


Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Don “Wormy” Hughes, age 63, of East Point who died Saturday, April 20 in Winchester.

Burial was in the Collins Cemetery at East Point.

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

Carl Lemaster


Mr. Carl Edgar Lemaster, “Bud,” passed away after a brief illness in the hospital on January 28, 2019.  

Carl was born on January 9, 1942 in Sitka, to the late Carl E. Lemaster and Addie White.  

Carl graduated from Flat Gap High School in 1960.  Carl proudly served in the United States Army, spending one year in Vietnam.  After Carl’s discharge from the Army he married the love of his life, Judy Carpenter in 1964.  Carl and Judy moved to Essex, Md., where they started their family and he started working at General Motors, until his retirement 31 years later. In 1996 Carl and Judy retired to Ocean City, Md. where he could devote more time to his love of fishing with his children and grandchildren. Carl always had time for his family and friends, he was generous, compassionate and the best husband, father and grandfather. Carl worked various seasonal jobs in Ocean City, driving the tram on the boardwalk, bait and tackle shops, and the old fishing pier at “Shantytown.”  Carl also worked as a golf course marshal so he could also play for free.  

In addition to his wife of 55 years, Judy, Carl is survived by his three children, Carl Lemaster (Sandy) of Willards, Md., Carla Huth (Gary) of Harford County, Md., Cyndy Lemaster (Rob) of Raleigh, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Daniel Schofield of Baltimore, Md., Alex and Andrew Huth of Harford County, Md., Emily and Carl T. Lemaster of Willards, Md.; and his sister, Virginia Murray of Sitka.  

On February 1, 2019 at 1 p.m.  visitation was held at the Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service located at 504 Franklin Ave, Berlin, Md., followed by A Celebration of Carl’s Life at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Frank E. Harpster III of St Peter’s Lutheran Church officiating.  

Arrangements under the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service, a division of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 504 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811.  Please visit www.easternshorecremation.com to express condolences to the family.

This is a paid obituary.

Randall Spradlin


Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Randall C. Spradlin, 77, of Lexington, formerly of Johnson County, who passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital Tuesday, April 16 in Lexington.

Mr. Spradlin was born Feb. 6, 1942 to Raymond and Garcie Caudill Spradlin of Denver. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dottie Blair Spradlin, two sisters, Angie Preston of Fairborn, Ohio, and Ramona Webb of Oil Springs.

He is the loving father to his three sons, Donis Randall Spradlin of Lexington, Steven C. Spradlin of Frankfort, and David Alan Spradlin of Roanoke, Texas; and a proud grandfather to his 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Kesley, Katrina, Logan, Zachary, Halley, Luke, Cyrus, Samuel and Jude.

Never one for the dramatic, he was a simple and soft-spoken man who leaves behind a legacy of hard work, common sense and living out the Golden Rule.

Burial will be in the family cemetery at Lowmansville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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