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Reba Ann Mollette

Reba Mollette


Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 2, 2:30 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Reba Ann Mollette, 73, of Paintsville, who died Thursday, May 30 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

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

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Eugene Sturgill

Eugene Sturgill


Eugene Sturgill, age 86, of Paintsville, passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2019. He was born in Johnson County, to the late Arzie and Della Jenkins Sturgill.

He was an employee of the Paintsville Funeral Home for 54 years. Gene joined the Masons in 1956 and was a 63-year member of the Chandlersville Masonic Lodge #858, and member of the El Hasa Shrine. On April 7, 1979 Gene joined the Barnett’s Creek United Baptist Church where he served as deacon and remained a faithful member until the time of his death.

Gene is preceded in death by his brother, Earl Sturgill and his beloved son-in-law, Kelly Shepherd.

Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Alberta Sturgill of Paintsville; a daughter, Patricia Shepherd of Sitka; a sister, Anna Ruth Witten of Sitka; two grandsons, Jason (Jennifer) Shepherd and Marc (Tiffany) Shepherd of Sitka; one great-grandson, Brayden Kelly Shepherd, and three great-granddaughters, Macie Ryan Shepherd, Riley Jayde Shepherd and Tinsley James Shepherd.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at the Paintsville Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Thursday, May 30 from 9 a.m. until time of service. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday May 30 at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow the service in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

This is a paid obituary.

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Loyal E. Tackett

Loyal Tackett


Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 1 p.m. at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church, for Loyal Edward “Jimmy Dean” Tackett, 74, of East Point, who died Thursday, May 23 at his residence.

Mr. Tackett was born May 4, 1945 in Johnson County, son of the late Ed and Della Mae Marshall Tackett. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Laneata Trent; and one brother, Gary Tackett.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Hatfield Tackett; four sons, Eugene (Beverly) Tackett of Blaine, Aaron (Melissa) Tackett and David Gene Tackett, both of East Point, and Ricky Dean (Christy) Tackett of Sitka; one daughter, Paula (Roy) Kiskaden of Mt. Sterling; three sisters, Myrtle Yates of Pierceton, Ind., Juanita (Carl) Blair of Leander, and Wilma (Randall) Honeycutt of Sitka; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

The service was officiated by Jim McKenzie and Hobert Meek, with burial in the Tackett Family Cemetery.

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

This is a paid obituary.

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