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Melissa Sue Sutton Castle

Melissa Castle


Melissa Sutton Castle, age 40, of Tutor Key passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. Melissa was born October 1, 1979 in Floyd County, Kentucky

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel Burial was followed in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements


Dr. Maurice Hall

Dr. Maurice Hall


Dr. Maurice M. Hall, 98, of Paintsville, passed away peacefully at his home on Davis Branch, Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

He was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, on December 31, 1921, the eldest son of the late C. Mitchel & Hester Rice Hall. He grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, but, spent his summers in Johnson County with grandparents J. Melvin & Ella Davis Hall. He graduated from the University of Missouri and later LSU Medical School. He proudly served both in the Army (1943-1946) and the Air Force (1951-1953), the latter as Flight Surgeon, attaining the rank of Captain.

“Doctor Maurice” practiced as a GP and obstetrician for 50 years, retiring at age 75. He delivered hundreds, if not thousands, of babies on Johnson County. He was an avid golfer, a tireless grouse hunter, a world-wide traveler, and an ambitious hiker from Alaska to Switzerland and on the Appalachian Trail. He loved nature and the outdoors, raising bird dogs, his wild flower garden, and his beautiful azaleas. Most of all, he loved Johnson County, its history, and its people.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Adele Wells Hall. Surviving are three children; Thomas A. Hall (Anne), Susan Hall Schultz (Randy), and Alan M. Hall (Mary); and one brother, Paul R. Hall (Vicki). Also, five grandchildren: Brett Montgomery, Amy Hall Aquadro (Trey), Zachary M. Hall (Abbey), Alyse Schultz Paquette (Alex), and Jackson Hall, and nine great grand-grandchildren: Ashley, Abby, Alice, Leo, Wesley, Adele, Audrey, Sam, and Adelyn.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the James McHenry Davis Cemetery Trust.

Visitation at Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Friday, January 24 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., and noon on Saturday, until the funeral service at Jones-Preston Chapel at 1 p.m. Burial to follow in the Davis Cemetery on Saturday, January 25.

This is a paid obituary.

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Peggy Greer Hall

Peggy Hall


Peggy Greer Hall, age 77, of Van Lear, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.

Peggy was born July 5, 1942 in Letcher County, Kentucky, daughter of the late William Calvin and Gertrude Crider Greer. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Ray Hall, two brothers, William Ronald Greer and Gary Greer, sister-in-law, Judy Greer, and one sister, Alice Greer Mims.

She is survived by one son, Todd Hall of Van Lear ; one daughter, Terri Hall of Staffordsville; one brother, Paul Roger Greer and wife Susie of Paintsville ; one sister-in-law, Wanda Greer of Tutor Key ; and one brother-in-law, Frankie Mims of Thelma.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Larry Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Kentucky. Friends may visit the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both Honored and Privileged to be Entrusted with all Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Peggy Greer Hall.

This is a paid obituary.

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Charity Stambaugh Virgin

Charity Virgin


Charity Renee’ Stambaugh Virgin, age 40, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Mansfield, Ohio. Charity was born December 12, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 in the Highland Memorial Funeral Chapel with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of  funeral arrangements.

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