Howard Coleman


Howard Coleman, age 84, of Paintsville, formerly of Pikeville, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. 

He was born in Pikeville, April 26, 1934, the son of the late Joe and Hazel Adkins Coleman Thacker. Howard is a retired Crescent Coal tipple foreman and a Christian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Gaye Phillips Coleman, who he married December 26, 1952; two brothers, Harold Coleman, and Leonard Coleman; and a sister, Irene Spears.

Mr. Coleman is survived by his daughter, Donna Coleman Castle and her husband Roger W., of Paintsville; two grandchildren, Dr. Jason R. H. Castle and his wife Gwen, of Paintsville, and Whitney Castle Harris and her husband Dr. Andrew Harris, of Lexington; eight great-grandchildren, Isabella Grace Castle, Roger Willis Castle, Jacob Rubado, Gabriella Rubado, Caroline Elizabeth-McLain Harris, Chloe Vivian Harris, Rhett Coleman Castle Harris, and Remington Augustus Rick Harris, and a sister, Linda Crum, of Pikeville.

Pallbearers will be, Joe Spears, Mike Spears, Mike Justice, Jeff Crum, Brandt Spears, and Nicky Coleman.

The funeral service was at the funeral home Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Paul Potter officiating. Burial was in the Annie E. Young Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association --Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane STE 401-- Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3284.

Arrangements under the direction of the J W Call Funeral Home of Pikeville.

This is a paid obituary.

Jo Fraley


Jo Ann Fraley, 83, widow of Leondes L. Fraley, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington.

She was born October 28, 1935 in Louisa, daughter of the late Charles Harvey and Hazel Lyon Johns. 

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa G. (Ben) Doyle and Sherry L. (Jim) Heston; three grandchildren, Tiffany A. Jackson, William F. Harris, Jr. and Andy R. Heston; two great-grandchildren, Kaila A. Jackson, Payton L. Jackson and Olly J. Heston; and two great-great grandchildren, Ava Marie Johnson and Elijah D. Johnson. 

Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 at Betts & West Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Buford officiating. 

Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8  at the Sturgill Cemetery in Martha. 

Donations are suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3229.

This is a courtesy announcement by the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Emma Murphy


Emma Grace Dalton Murphy went to her heavenly home on November 27, 2018 at 8:26 p.m. surrounded by her family and 91 years and a day after she first lit the world with her twinkling eyes and radiant smile. Her loveliness, both inside and out, was unmatched and will be dearly missed by everyone fortunate enough to know her.

Grace was born in Wayland on November 26, 1927, to Tomie and Icie Dalton. She spent her childhood in Ansted, W.Va., then she graduated from Fairview High School in West Virginia. Grace married the love of her life, David Paul Murphy Jr. on January 10, 1948, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Paintsville. His career on the railroad resulted in many moves over many years, which suited the “happy feet” she inherited from her ancestors just fine.

 Some of Grace’s greatest joys were family time, music, and traveling. She loved the mountains and greatly enjoyed her retirement years with her husband Paul in the Great Smoky Mountains. The grandchildren loved going to Granny and Paw Paw’s, having bonfires, picking berries, and exploring the glade.

Grace was proceeded in death by her husband Paul; a son, Samuel Martin Murphy; a great –grandson, Jarred Andrew Brock; daughter- in – law, Darcee Murphy; her parents; and four sisters, Mavoureen Nutter, Lorraine Saunders, Betty June Martin, and Mary Jane Minix. 

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Figert of Roann, Ind., Anne (Dave) Howard of Sevierville, Tenn., Jane (Wayne) Mannies of Peru, Ind.; and six sons, Dave (Beth) Murphy of Fort Wayne, Ind., Tim (Patty) Murphy of Kokomo, Ind., Pat Murphy of Brookville, Ind., Tom (Mark) Murphy of Louisville, Kevin Murphy and Jim Murphy, both of Brookville, Ind. 

She also leaves behind 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, but her steadfast love and strength of spirit endures in each far – reaching branch of the family she loved so deeply. 

She will be forever missed and forever loved.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru, Ind.   

A Memorial Service, celebrating the life of Emma Grace Murphy, will be held at 12 p.m. on December 8, 2018 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Paintsville, with Father Terence Hoppenjans officiating.  Burial will be at the Davis Branch Cemetery, Paintsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made through the funeral home to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at 

Arrangements under the direction of the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home of Peru, Ind.

This is a paid obituary.

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