Vincent Concro 


Vincent Cancro, 50, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. He was born March 29, 1969. At the request of the family there will be no services. 

Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Paul C.Gullett


Paul C. Gullett, age 84, of Hager Hill died Friday February 7, 2020. He was born October 29, 1935.Visitation is scheduled on Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until time of services. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Toby Johnson officiating. Interment to immediately follow in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

 “Ruth” Witten


Anna Ruth (Sturgill) Witten (“Ruth”), age 84 of Paintsville, died Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the Martin County Health Care Facility in Inez after an extended illness. She was born on July 4, 1935, and was a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother, and at times, caretaker of other children. Ruth was a loyal member of Barnett’s Creek United Baptist Church until her illness prevented her from attending.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Arzie and Della (Jenkins) Sturgill; two brothers, Earl and Eugene Sturgill; and one son-in-law, John Castle.

Ruth is survived by two daughter, Kathy Witten Castle of Sitka, and Tina Witten Gilley of Tampa, Florida; former husband, Hobert Witten of Sitka, one step-son, Hobie (Teresa) Witten of Sitka; four grandsons, Scott Castle and Eric Castle of Sitka, Nicholas Gilley of Tampa, and Tyler Witten of Sitka; one great-granddaughter, Danielle Castle of Sitka; two sisters-in-law, Cleatha Hall Sturgill of Stambaugh and Alberta Stambaugh Sturgill of Paintsville; four nieces and two nephews; a special cousin, Rose Marie (Sturgill) David; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m.Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Barnett’s Creek United Baptist Church with burial following in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Kenny Pelphrey and Jason Auxier officiated. 

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

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