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Michael Blanton

Michael Blanton


Funeral services were held Monday, September 30, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Michael David Blanton, 64, of River, who died Friday, September 27, 2019 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

He was born March 4, 1955 in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late Andy and Edith Fraley Blanton. In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by two brothers, Dannie Blanton and Stoney Blanton; and one sister, Joann McKenzie.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Clark Blanton; one daughter, Stacy (James) Blanton of Thelma; one son, Malechi Blanton of River; one brother, J. C. (Jeanetta) Blanton of Oil Springs; four sisters, Sue Combs of Hagerhill, Jane Castle and Patricia Lemaster, both of River, and Lynn (Rick) Hayden of Van Lear; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and –nephews.

The service was officiated by Bobby Shepherd, with burial in the Blanton Family Cemetery at River.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Paul R. Pelphrey

Paul Pelphrey


Funeral services were held Friday, 1 p.m. at the Little Mud Lick Church of God for Paul Ray Pelphrey, 82, of Keaton, who died Tuesday, October 1 at his residence.

Mr. Pelphrey was born Feb. 14, 1937 in Boyd County, son of the late Garrett and Ella Kelly Pelphrey. He was also preceded in death by one son, William “Billy” Pelphrey.

Surviving are his wife, Leslee Gilliam; two sons, Kevin Ray (Jennifer) Pelphrey of River and Garrett David Pelphrey of Paintsville; one sister, Joyce Ann Wheeler of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; four grandchildren, Summer Hope Pelphrey, Garrett Pelphrey, McKenna Pelphrey and Morgan Pelphrey.

The service was officiated by Tobe Wheeler with burial in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Military honors was conducted by the Auxier Chapter of the D. A. V.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Sandra Kay Salyer

Sandra Salyer


Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Sandra Kay Blanton Salyer, 76, of Paintsville, who died Wednesday, Oct. 2 at U.K. Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Sandra was born March 16, 1943 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late David Hassell and Sylvia Mae Meade Blanton. She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Cleveland Blanton; and one grand son, Bradlee Francis Blair.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Winford Salyer; two daughters, Sherry  Denise Conley and LeeAnn Blair; two grandchildren, Amiee Denise Conley and Patrick Allen Conley; one brother, Larry (Brenda) Blanton; two sisters, Linda Lou (Jerry) May and Donna Gail Fyffe; and several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to her niece, Teresa Lynn.

The services will be officiated by Lindsey Meade, with burial to follow in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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