Janice Bayes

1947-2019

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, 12 p.m., for  Janice Vest Bayes, 71, of Hagerhill, who died Jan. 6, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Bayes was born Feb. 18, 1947 in Kingsport, Tenn., daughter of the late James Byrone Vest Sr. and Lessie Powers Vest. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Sheldon Dirl Bayes and Payton Alan Bayes; one great-granddaughter, and two brothers, Gene Wallace Vest and James Byrone Vest Jr.

Surviving are her husband, Larry Joe Bayes; two sons, Larry Alan (Vicki) Bayes of Staffordsville, and Arch Dwayne (Marcia Ann) Bayes of Hagerhill; three grandsons, Joseph Bayes, Colton Bayes and Waylon Bayes; one granddaughter, Nikki Bayes (Jeremy) Butches; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Montella Vest (Bob) Sadler of Hurricane, W. Va.; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Vest Marsh of Church Hill, Tenn., and Deanna Vest of Galveston, Ind.

Janice was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family and was dedicated to being a part of their daily lives. You would find her in the stands or in the audience at every event that her children or grandchildren were involved in. She was always making sure that their needs were met. Janice was loved by all those who knew her. She was a friend to anyone in need and always found something food in everyone she met.

She was a retired lunchroom supervisor for the Johnson County School System. Some of her greatest joys came from helping feed the children who walked through her lunch line. Janice did not only feed the children, but she greeted with a smile and a hug because she wanted every child to know they were loved.

Janice was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and remained dedicated to Christ for over 50 years.

The service was officiated by James Maynard, with burial in the Bayes Family Cemetery at Hagerhill.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Ken Blair

1964-2019

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Ken C. Blair, 54, of West Van Lear, who died Sunday, Jan. 6 at his residence.

Mr. Blair was born Aug. 13, 1964 in Johnson County, son of Kenneth Blair of West Van Lear, and the late Dimple Fitch Blair. 

Surviving in addition to his father is, one sister, Sheila Blair of West Van Lear; two nieces, Jessica (Bobby) Fairchild and Mikka (Zachary) Blair, both of West Van Lear; four great-nephews, Xavier Fairchild, Gavin Blair, Odyn Blair, Lyjah Blair; one great-niece, Tori Fairchild; several aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Dewey Mullins 

1949-2019

Dewey Mac Mullins, age 69, of Meally, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Dewey Mac was born July 19, 1949 in Johnson County, son of the late Dewey and Emalene Preston Mullins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Lorena Gay Mullins.

Dewey Mac is survived by his wife, Priscilla Terry Mullins; two sons, Jimmy (Jennifer) Mullins of Staffordsville and Billy (Tina Jo) Mullins of Salyersville; one daughter, Sherri Lyn (Ed) Helmond of Midway; two brothers, Jimmy Mullins of Red Bush and Jerry Mullins of Meally; and four grandchildren, Brodie Mullins, Cody Mullins, Ryan Mullins, and Katie Helmond.

Funeral services were conducted 11a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with C.J. Tackett and John Blanton officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.

Masonic services were conducted 6 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Van Lear Lodge F&AM 885.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with all funeral arrangements for Mr. Dewey Mac Mullins.

This is a paid obituary.

Ray Ratliff

1942-2019

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 11, 12 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Ray W. Ratliff, age 76, of Hagerhill, who died Tuesday, Jan. 8 at River Health Care Center in Prestonsburg.

Mr. Ratliff was born July 14, 1942 in Johnson County, son of the late Ellis and Edna Blair Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner. He was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Ray Ratliff; two brothers, Henry and Kenneth Estill Ratliff; and one sister, Geneva Ratliff.

Surviving are his wife, Rose Hamilton Ratliff; one son, Gary Michael (Danielle) Ratliff of Hagerhill; two daughters, Linda Jo (Ronald) Meek of Hagerhill and Misty (Scott) Hall of Grethel; one brother, Elmon Ratliff of Hagerhill; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The service was officiated by Ronnie Spriggs, with burial in the Ellis Ratliff Cemetery at Hagerhill.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Ywan Skaggs

1938-2019

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Ywan L. Skaggs, 80, of Oil Springs, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead.

Mrs. Skaggs was born March 10, 1938 in Flat Gap, daughter of the late Charlie and Vonnie Conley Skaggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leo Skaggs Jr. (Jan. 5, 2016); one son, Richard Ivan Skaggs; three brothers, Howard Jaynes, Eulas Jaynes, and Charlie Jaynes Jr.; and one sister, Avonelle Hampton.

Surviving are one son, Michael John (Rebekah) Skaggs of Paintsville; two daughters, Alisa Ilene (Bucky) Cyrus of Oil Springs, and Sue Ellen (Scottie) Keeton of Lowmansville; three brothers, Clarence Jaynes of Oklahoma City, Ok., David Jaynes of Van Lear, and Danny Jaynes of River; one sister, Minnie Baldridge of Wittensville; eight grandchildren, Shaden Salyers, Jessie Skaggs, Jason Skaggs, Alison Porter, Kayla Hay, Shellie Lewis, Chanelle Howard, and  Lavane Howard; and seven great-grandchildren.

The service was officiated by Roy Harlow, with burial in the Fannin Cemetery at Crockett.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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