Bradley Baldwin


Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Bradley Keith Baldwin, 39, of Louisa, who died Thursday, Oct. 24 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Burial was in the Auxier Family Cemetery at East Point.

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Ruth E. Burchett

Ruth Burchett


Ruth E. Burchett, age 87, of Savannah, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Notice is courtesy of Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

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Loraine Harris

Loraine Harris


Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Loraine Harris, 88, of Flat Gap, who died Friday, Oct. 25 at Pikeville Medical Center.

Loraine was born Feb. 9, 1931 in Lowmansville, daughter of the late Elbert and Oma Salyers Murray. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Woodrow Harris; one daughter, Betty Jo Harris; three brothers, Paul Murray, Clarence Murray and Thomas Murray; four sisters, Hermalee Ross, Neva Lena Guisto, Maxine Ripley, and Irene Slone.

She is survived by one son, Tony (Patricia) Harris of Flat Gap; one daughter, Teresa (Curt) Kitchen of Flat Gap; three grandchildren, Casey Kitchen of Flat Gap, Tara (Ralph) Whitaker of Flat Gap, and Jennifer (Matthew) Lawson of Richmond; three great-grandchildren, Trinity Grim, Rayanna Whitaker and Gabriel Whitaker; three brothers, Robert (Burnett) Murray of Dayton, Ohio, Troy Ray Murray of Columbus, Ohio, and Phillip (Judy) Murray of Springfield, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Thelma Murray of Paintsville; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Loraine was a long-time member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church and a member of the Red Bush Busy Bees Homemakers. She was a beloved mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a devoted wife to her beloved husband.

The service was officiated by Tim Salyers and Virgil Ferguson Jr., with burial in the Salyers Cemetery at Sitka.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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David Michael Jones

David Jones

1958 - 2019

David Michael Jones, age 61, of Pickle Fork, Staffordsville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Highland ARH Regional Medical Center.   David was born February 19, 1958 in Pike County, Kentucky, son of the late Carl Prichard and Deloris Kay Sadler Jones. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Walker Jones and one sister, Judith Kay Jones Burton.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Colvin Jones; two sons, Travis Michael Jones of Staffordsville, Kentucky and Christopher David Jones and wife Sarah of Chesapeake, Virginia; two daughters, Ashlea Morgan Crutcher and husband Trevor of Richlands, North Carolina and Kellie Renae Freeman and husband Joshua of Hartwell, Georgia; one brother, Carl Prichard Jones, Jr of Chesapeake, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Kylie Jacqueline Jones and Riley Michael Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Joe Harman and Richard McKenzie officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Kentucky. Friends may visit the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m.

This is a paid obituary.

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 Penny Meade

Penny Meade


Funeal services were held Thursday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

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Anna Belle Lyons Puckett

Anna Puckett


Anna Belle Lyons Puckett, age 91, of Pikeville, died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Pikeville Medical Center.

Mrs. Puckett was born in Paintsville, August 3, 1928, daughter of the late Florida and Anna Vanhoose Lyons. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church in Pikeville. In addition to her parents, Anna Belle was also preceded in death by her husband, Lacy E. Puckett, September 2, 2018; four sisters, Faye Preston, Cora Lee Walters, Nora Lee Lyons and Peggy Wallen.

Anna Belle Lyons Puckett’s survivors include two sons, Gary E. Puckett and his wife, Debbie of Pikeville, Michael Puckett and his wife, Dorsie, of Richmond; one daughter, Diana Jean Harmon of Winchester; seven grandchildren, Melissa Adkins, Amy Harmon, Solina Cole, Jeremy Puckett, Tyler Puckett, Jordan Puckett and Bryce Puckett; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Peters of Grayson, Linda Spencer of Belleville, Mich., and Kay Hitchcock of Paintsville. Special caregivers, Teresa Hopkins, Shana Adkins, and Rella Jarrell.

The active pallbearers were Willis Adkins, Jeremy Puckett, Tyler Puckett, Doug Cole, Jordan Puckett, Bryce Puckett, Isaac Puckett, Matthew Puckett, Kain Cole and Kaleb Cole.

Visitation was at the J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Monday, Oct. 28.

The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, with Jared Arnett officiating at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the New Beginnings Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 1398, Pikeville, KY 41502.

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Alice M. Ratliff

Alice Ratliff


Alice Marie Ratliff, age 62, of Denver, died Monday, October 21, 2019 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.

Alice was born Aug.20, 1957 in Johnson County to Anna Mae Spradlin Blair of Denver and the late Elbert Blair. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Arnold Lee Blair; and one sister, Ruth Ann Eden.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Edward Lee Ratliff; one daughter, Ashley Jessie of West Virginia; three brothers, Elbert Junior (Leona) Blair, Paul (Linda) Blair, and Hobert (Kathy) Blair, all of Denver; two sisters, Dottie Ratliff of Denver and Deborah Ratliff of Staffordsville; one grandchild, Karmen Jean Basham; and a host of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

The service was held Friday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Topsy Ratliff Cemetery at Denver.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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Marvin Dwain Saylor

Marvin Saylor


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Marvin Dwain “Buddy Boy” Saylor, 62, of Oil Springs, who died Saturday, Oct. 26 at his residence.

Burial will be in the Saylor/Blair Cemetery at Oil Springs.

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

Linda Thurston


Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. at the Father’s House of Prayer for Linda Marie Thurston, 74, of Sitka, who died Saturday, Oct. 26.

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

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