Janice Vest Bayes

1947-2019

Funeral services will be 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 will be 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 C. Blair

1964-2019

Funeral services will be 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 will be in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

This is a paid obituary.

Lora Vanhoose

Cochran

1941-2019

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. at the Fishtrap United Baptist Church for Lora Vanhoose Cochran, 77, of Oil Springs, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.

Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

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

Ernestine

Ratliff-Collins

1-45-2019

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6, 12:30 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Ernestine Ratliff-Collins, 73, of Sitka, who died Thursday, Jan. 3.

Burial was in the Collins Family Cemetery at Sitka.

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

Charles Davenport

1999-2019

Frankfort – Charles (Chuck) Daniel Davenport was born November 23, 1933 and departed this earth for Heaven Monday, December 31, 2018. 

He graduated from Paintsville High School and attended Morehead State University. He was a veteran, serving the United States Army in Korea as a radio operator in the 304 signal corp. He pursued electronics throughout his career working for the Kentucky State Police as a radio technician, then for the Civil Defense. He owned Davenport Communications. 

His love and appreciation of music was a lifetime passion playing multiple instruments. He enjoyed the CB radio era going by the handle of “The Old Technician.” He was always ready to assist in world emergencies with his ham radio license. He aspired through his studies of electronics and Morse code to acquire the highest license attainable. He made sure both his children knew the Morse code. He had the same drive to obtain his first class FCC license. 

His lifetime of quick wit and humor served him until the very end, always making those around him laugh. 

He leaves behind his wife, the angel that came into his life 48 years, Sharon; his daughter, Melissa Farmer; a son, C. Michael Davenport (Kimberly); his granddaughters, Ashley Peercy (Keith), and Chandler T. Davenport, who he referred to as funny face; his grandsons, Jacobe Farmer (Erica), and Chamberlin J. Davenport; his niece, Patricia Yeagar (Norm); and his great granddaughter, Reese Peercy. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maudie Davenport and his father, C.P. Davenport; his sister, Anna Easterling (Tom); and his brother, Paul Davenport.  

He was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church in Paintsville, Kentucky. 

Graveside Service will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel. Pastor Andy Lawrence of The Point Community Church will be officiating. VFW Post 4075 will conduct military honors. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations be made to LIFE House for Animals, Hospice, the Food Pantry, Access Men’s Shelter, the Women’s Shelter, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.clarklegacycenter.com

Pammie Estep

1965-2019

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Pammie Estep, 53, of Staffordsville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at her residence.

Burial was in the Hayden Family Cemetery at Meally.

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

Charles Isaac

Lemaster Jr.

1957-2019

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 12 p.m. at the Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Isaac  Lemaster Jr., 61, of Leander, who died Monday, Jan. 7 at his residence.

Burial will follow in the Hannah-Lemaster Cemetery at Leander.

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

Ywan L. 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.

Clara Mae Welch

1946-2019

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 12 p.m. at the New Friendship United Baptist Church (9124 Rockcastle Road, Louisa, KY 41230) for Clara Mae Welch, 72, of Louisa, who died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.

Mrs. Welch was born Sept. 13, 1946 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Virgil Endicott and Flarnie Short Stepp.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Claggett Marcum; two brothers, Herman and Franklin Endicott; one step-brother, Henry J. Stepp; three sisters, Thelma Maynard, Delma Whitt and Pearl Jean Goble.

Surviving are her husband, Mart Ray Welch of Louisa; two sons, Eddie (Karen) Marcum and Christopher Todd (Hannah)  Marcum, both of Louisa; one daughter, Rebecca (James) McKerr of Louisa; three step-sons, Michael Welch, Marty Welch and Ben Welch; one step-daughter, Kimberly Welch; two brothers, Billy Joe Hickman and Benny Ray Marcum; seven step-brothers, Rodney Lynn Endicott, Roy Endicott, Steve Endicott, Darey Endicott, Glen Stepp, James Stepp, and Brady Stepp; one sister, Dreama Jude; two step-sisters, Mrytle Rose and Edna Endicott; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The service will be officiated by Tommy Meade, with burial in the Marcum Cemetery at Louisa.

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

This is a paid obituary.

 

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