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Deaths in Eastern Kentucky
as reported in the Floyd County Times

Johnson County for the year 2000

January 7, 2000

Henry Grady Blair, 82, died Wednesday, December 29. He is survived by his wife, Malta Fairchild Blair. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 31, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Helen L. Cantrell, 63, died December 20, 1999, at a Columbus, Ohio hospital. She is survived by her husband, Loman Cantrell Jr. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 22, under the direction of O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home.

Peggy Wheeler Wilson, 78, died Saturday, January 1. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, under the direction of Williamson Memorial Funeral Home.

Aredith Wiley Sparks, 85, died Saturday, December 25. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 28, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Emma Hall, 84, died Sunday, December 26. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 29, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Minnie Rigsby, 91, died Sunday, January 2. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 4, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Margaret Louise Ratliff Perkins, 55, died Monday, December 27. She is survived by her husband, George E. Perkins. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 31, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ruby Jewell Daniels Ward, 78, died Saturday, January 1. She is survived by her husband, John V. Ward. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

January 12, 2000

Richard E. Spears, 77, of Windham, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Edna Lemaster Spears. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 7, under the direction of Mail ory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville, Ohio.

Juanita Faye Williams, 65, of Lowmansville, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at her Lowmansville residence. She is survived by her husband, Tollie Estelle Williams. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 6, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Cline Blanton Jr., 64, of Kettering, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at the Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Betty Blanton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 27, under the direction of NewcomerBarclay Funeral Home of Kettering, Ohio.

January 14, 2000

Elbert Reed, 48. died Tuesday, January 4. He is survived by his wife, Linda Recd. Graveside services were conducted Friday, January 7, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Marion Cecil "Seadobbler" Cantrell, 80, died Sunday, January b. He is survived by his wife, Clara Jane Cantrell. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 9, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Rebecca Sue Burchett Conley, 58, died Friday, January 7. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Carma Wiley, 92, died Friday, January 7. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 10, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Emma Lucille Conley Daniels, 82, former Johnson County resident, died Tuesday, January 4. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Elza Webb Jr., 46, died Sunday, January 9. He is survived by his wife. Delores Diana Branham Webb. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 12, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Edward E. Castle, 81, of Ashland, died Saturday, January 8. He is survived by his wife, Arthie Castle. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 11, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Ashland.

Vernie Music, 71, died Wednesday, January 5. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 7, under the' direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Opal Borders Bentley Clark., 85, died Friday, January 7. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 10, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home..

Henry Samuel Sites, 65, died Friday, January 7. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Rome.

January 19, 2000

Erastus Salyer, 85, of New Port Richey, Florida, former Johnson County resident, died Sunday, January 9, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Lena Hill Salyer. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 12, under the direction of Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes.

January 21, 2000

Kirsten Lynn Eldridge, 2, daughter of Jason and Stacey Pennington Eldridge died December 30, 1999, in a house fire in Enon, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, 2000, at Burcham Funeral Home, Fairborn, Ohio.

Leonard "Dogwood" Arrowood, 78, died Friday, January 14, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, June Ella Preston Arrowood. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 16, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Patricia A. Spencer, 60, of Seminole, Florida, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, January 13. She is survived by her husband, James A. Spencer Sr. Graveside services were conducted Monday, January 17, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Bobbie VanHoose, 69, died Saturday, January 15, at his Westview Manor residence. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Conley VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 18, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Nola Collins, 89, of Riceville, died Wednesday, January 12, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. She is survived by her husband, John Collins. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 15, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Ralph Salyer, 92, died Wednesday, January 12, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 15, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Sandra McKenzie Pennington, 53, died December 30, 1999, in a house fire in Enon. Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, under the direction of Burcham Funeral Home, Fairborn, Ohio.

January 26, 2000

Ora L. Burchett, 75, died Monday, January 17. 2000. He is survived by his wife, Hattie Cantrell Burchett. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 20. under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Sue Blake, .74, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Regional, Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 21, -under the 'direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Rev. Jesse Eugene Meade, 58, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Joanna Lee Morrison Meade. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 21, with burial made in the Meade Family Cemetery at Flat Gap.

Jessie Butcher, 78, Johnson County native, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 22, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

January 30, 2000

Clarence "Jack" Endicott, 87, formerly of Martin County, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 3, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Herma Lee Church, 79, of Volga, died Friday, January 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 24, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Sanford Sherwood Williams, 71, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, January 19, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted at Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Nellie Johnson, 70, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, January 23, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral-Home. .

Nolda Castle, 94, of Johnson County, died Wednesday, January 26. Funeral services were under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

February 2, 2000

James Jackson McKenzie, 70, former Johnson County resident, died Monday, January 24, 2000, at his Ashland residence. He is survived by his wife, Betty Maxine Witten McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 27, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

David Lee Webb, 56, of Little River, South Carolina, died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at his residence. He is survived his wife, Joan A Webb. Memorial services were conducted Thursday, January 27.

Anna Corte, 77, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D. C. Funeral services were conducted. Friday, January 28, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

February 4, 2000

Gypsie Lee Woods Lemaster, 94, of Sitka, died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Regional Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 29, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Georgine (Maxine) Wells, 66, died Wednesday, January 26, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, J opyay 29, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Judy Castle, 46, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, William Lynn Castle. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 29, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Donald Gene Fyffe, II, 18, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at UK Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 30, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Tim Keen, 50, died Sunday, January 30. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lillian Brown, 96, of Van Lear, died Monday, January 31, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Colleen Williams, 71, died Sunday, January 30, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 2, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Ruby Vaughan Flax, 88, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, January 28, at Jo-Lin Health Care Facility, Ironton, Ohio. Memorial services were conducted Friday, February 4, under the direction of Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland.

February 11, 2000

Former Johnson County resident Imogene Castle Copley, 59, of Ashland, died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at King's Daughters' Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Earl Copley. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 11, under the direction of Collier Funeral Home.

Retired merchant Edith Proctor, 84, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February  5, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Kathleen Scott Littoral, 75, of Swamp Branch, died Tuesday, February 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 4, antler the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Russell Ferguson, 70, of Flat Gap, 'died Friday, February 4. 2()00. He is survived by his wife, Lola Ferguson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home.

Shirley Wright, 79, of Keaton, died Saturday, February 5, 2000, at :Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 7, at Paintsville Funeral Home.

Raymond Blanton, 85, died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at Salyersville Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Fanny B. Blanton. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, .February 8, under the direction of Jones-Preacm Funeral Home.

Dorothy Sizemore, 69, of Martin County died Thursday, February 3. 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 6, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

February 20, 2000

Margie Fannin, 63, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday, February 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Gladys Mae Perkey Mollette, 85, died Friday, February I1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Dr. Francisco Puig, 62, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, February 8, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Linda Andrews Puig. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 10, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Ethel Curtis, 82, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, February 12, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 15, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Thomas Baldwin, 75, died Friday, February 11, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 13, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

February 25, 2000

Arnold Rice. 78, died Monday, February 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Susan Elam Rice. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 17, under the direction of Dunn-Kelley-Prater & Dunn Funeral Home.

Robert J. "Bob" Prater, 60, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, February 17, at Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ohio. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, February 20, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

James Harold Kimbler, 89, died Thursday, February 17 in Urbana, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Flossie Montgomery Kimbler. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 20, under the direction of Jones-Preston-Funeral Home.

Goldie Katherine Tackett King, 81, died Saturday, February 19. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 22, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

M. Pauline Akers Patrick, 79, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, February 19, at King's Daughters' Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 24, under the direction of Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home.

Hilda Ratliff Stevens, 84, died Sunday, February 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

March 1, 2000

Patricia Ann Presas, 45, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, February 21, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is survived by her husband, Juan Presas. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 25, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel.

Clell Smith, 73, died Tuesday, February 22, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Prudence Smith. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 26, at 11 a.m., at Fishtrap United Baptist Church.

March 3, 2000

Jamie Litton, 27, died Tuesday, February 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday February 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Carl Collins, 77, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, February 23, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Polly Wells Collins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday February 27, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Caudill James, 76, died Friday February 25, at Three Rivers Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Albert "Al" Richard James. Funeral services were conducted Monday February 28, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Raymond Bowen, 70, died Thursday, February 24, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 27, under tire direction of Paintsville Funeral Horne.

Josephine Crislip King, 80, died at her resin in Staffordsville on Thursday February 24. Funeral services were conducted Sunday February 27, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

John Russell Ratliff, 67, died Sunday, February 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday February 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Emma Myrtle Webb Blair, 88, died Sunday. February 27_ at Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 1, at Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander.

Marvin Wadkins, 89, of Huntington, West Virginia, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, February 26, at St Mary's Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tursday, February 29, with burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

March 10, 2000

Orville Castle, 81, former Johnson Countian, died Tuesday, February 29, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 3, at Preston Funeral Home.

Ronnie Brown "Ron L." LeMaster, 47, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, March 1, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Graveside services were conducted Saturday. :March 4, under direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Betty Jean Brickley Ward, 74, of Van Lear, died Sunday, March 5, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, James Ward. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 8, udder the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Patricia "Pat" Ann Williams, 60, died Friday, March 3, at her Paintsville residence. She is survived by her husband, James Allen Williams. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Raymond Pennington, 46, of Leander, died Thursday, March 2, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Boggs Pennington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Alka Ratliff, 94, Johnson County native, died Wednesday, March 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 4, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Everett Lee Blair, 72, died Sunday, March 5, at his Hager Hill residence. He is survived by his wife, Carma Lee Blair. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 8, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Mildred Auxier, 90, died Sunday, March 5, at her Davis Branch residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Richard Ferris Williams, 85, died Thursday, February 3, at Koester Pavilions Health Care Center, Troy Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home of Troy.

March 15, 2000

Imogene Arrowood, 71, of River, died Tuesday, March 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, William F. Arrowood. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 10, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Marvin Montgomery Sr., 69, died Wednesday, March 8, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 11, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Roy "Hillbilly" Boyd, 47, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, March 7. Memorial services were conducted Saturday, March 11, under the direction of Jackson Lythe & Ingling Williams Funeral Home.

Bonnie Lee Goza Honeycutt, 55, died Wednesday, March 8, at St. Joseph Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Edward Honeycutt. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 11, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

March 17, 2000

Steve Myers, 55, of Paintsville, died Monday, March 6, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Terie Nelson, 94, Johnson County native, died Saturday, March 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 14, at Preston Funeral Home.

Lewis "Jack" Rohr, 50, of Ashland, died Saturday, March 11, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Alice Rohr. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 15, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

March 24, 2000

Destiny Ariel LeShay Sherman, infant daughter of Jerry and Jamie Laney Sherman, died Friday, March 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, March 19, under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Esther W. Andrews, 83, of Volga, died Wednesday, March 15, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 18, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Robert L. Stapleton, 67, of Enon, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, March 20, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Beverly A. Hoskinson Stapleton. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 23, under the direction of Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio.

March 31, 2000

Alka Grim, 93, Johnson County native, died Saturday, March 18, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 22, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Goldia (Lena) Caudill, 76, of Silver Lake, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 22, at Summers County Hospital, Hinton, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband, William (Jack) Caudill. Funeral' services were conducted Monday, March 27, under the direction of DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary.

April 5, 2000

Carmon Brooks, 81, Johnson County native, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Salyersville Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Spradlin Brooks. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 31, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Jake William Cole, infant son of Bruce Jr. and Kathryn Cole, of Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000. Memorial services were conducted Saturday, March 25, under the direction of Family Funeral Care Kingsbridge Chapel.

Jared Michael Cole, infant son of Bruce Jr. and Kathryn Cole of Houston, Texas, died Friday, March 24, 2000. Memorial services were conducted Saturday, March 25, under the direction of Family Funeral Care Kingsbridge Chapel.

Earl Mollette, 84, of Whitehouse, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Vencor Hospital, Louisville. He is survived by his wife, Bradelene Price Mollette. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 30, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Eva Bailey McKenzie, 90, Johnson county native, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 23, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

April 7, 2000

William Orville Murphy, 85, died Tuesday, March 28, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 1, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Harry Douglas Meek, 59, Boons Camp, died Saturday, April 1, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Dotty Belle Childers Meek. Funeral services were Conducted Tuesday, April 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Iness Drown Hyden, 76, Johnson County native, died Thursday, March 30, at Mountain View Health Care Center, Elkhorn City. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 3, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Larry Michael Murphy, 50, Johnson County native, died Saturday, April 1, in Bourbon County. Funeral cervices were conducted Wednesday, April 5, under the direction of Dunn- Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home.

April 12, 2000

Joyce Wells O'Connors, 65, of Marysville, Ohio, died Monday, March 27, at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 30, under the direction of Underwood Funeral Home.

Hurshel Kelly, 74, died Wednesday, April 5, at Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 8, under the direction of Conroy Funeral Home.

April 14, 2000

James O. "Jim" Gullett, 62, of Lancaster, Tennessee, a native of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 4. He is survived by his wife, Betty Kelley Gullett. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 7, under the direction of Bass Funeral Home, Defeated, Tennessee..

Walter Scott Kistner, 74, Johnson County native, of Bonifay, Florida, died Tuesday, April 4, at Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Alabama. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 7, under the direction of Peel Funeral Home in Bonifay.

William Frank Mullins, 73, formerly of Floyd County, died Thursday, April 6, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Mollette Mullins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 9, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Howard Kerns, 83, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, April 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Olga Daniel Kerns. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 12, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

April 19, 2000

Dicie Baldwin, 91, died Monday, April 10, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 14, and burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Lyman J. Parrigin Jr., 77, Paintsville native, of Kingwood,Dicie Baldwin, 91, died Monday, April 10, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 14, and burial was in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Lyman J. Parrigin Jr., 77, Paintsville native, of Kingwood, Texas, died Thursday, March 30, in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Parrigin. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Paul's, Darien, Connecticut, on April 22 with burial was at the Community Presbyterian Church in Mountainside, New Jersey.

Lucille Love Mahan, 80, died Monday, April 10, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 13, at Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, and burial was in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Howard Kerns, 83, of Tutor Key, died Saturday, April 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Olga Daniel Kerns. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 12, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

April 21, 2000

Wallace Page "Dicky" Golding, 74, of Lexington. formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, March 25, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 31, under direction of Pruitt Funeral Home, Lexington.

Culley Ann Bowling, 64, of Westwood, died Monday, April 17. She is survived by her husband, James Edward Bowling. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 20, under the direction of Caniff Funeral Home.

Imogene Trimble, 78, died Thursday, April 13, at UK Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 16, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

April 26, 2000

Eula Mae Conley, 78, of Oil Springs, died Monday, April 17, at Mt. Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 20, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Ward Waller, 60, of Van Lear, died Friday, April 14. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 17, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

April 28, 2000

Janice Sue Dorton, six weeks old daughter of Rick and Crystal Cantrell Dorton, died Tuesday, April 18. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Jeannie Setser, 61, Johnson County native, died Wednesday, April 19, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Thomas Hurt Jr., 80, of Louisville, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, April 19, at Leeland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hall Hurt. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

David Nellipowitz, 46, of Hager Hill, died Friday, April 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Shelia Nellipowitz. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 26, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Margie Holbrook Vanhoose, 65, died Wednesday, April 19, at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Clyde VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 22, under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, Ohio.

Nettie Bush Banks, 76, of Stambaugh, died Friday, April 21, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Earl Banks. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 24, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Rose Mary Mollette Germany, 71, Johnson County native, died Tuesday. April 18. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 21, under the direction of Avance Funeral Home.

Dollie Margaret Webb, 62, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Flat Gap, died Saturday, April 22. She is survived by her husband, Paul Webb. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

May 5, 2000

Jay Preston Whitten, 85, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mabel Layne Whitten. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 27, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Thomas Hurt Jr., 80, of Louisville, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, April 19, at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hall Hurt. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Leslie McKenzie, 86, of Williamson, West Virginia, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, April 29, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife, Helen McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 1, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Danny Bowling, 56, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, April 29, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Donna Bowling. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 1, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Dorothy Bellar, 75, of Johnson County native, died Monday, April 24, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 27, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.


Ella Jean Goble, 62, of Van Lear, died Friday, April 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Frank G. Goble. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 1, at Old Log, Church, Daniels Creek.

Bobby Joe Travis, 72, of Thelma, died Tuesday, April 25, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, April 29, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Brandon Ray McKenzie,
23 months old, son of David Ray and Teresa Keaton McKenzie, died Friday, April 28. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 30, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

May 10, 2000

Leslie McKenzie, 86, of Williamson, West Virginia, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, April 29, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 1, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Anna Ruth Sublett, 74, died Wednesday, May 3, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 5, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

May 17, 2000

Patsy Jean Spencer Rosiek, 58, of Van Lear, died Wednesday, May 10, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
Nolan Walter Vaughan, 93, of Leander, died Wednesday, May 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Alva Hackworth Vaughan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Marjorie Christine Trossky, 80, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 9, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 12, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Judge James A. Knight, 63, died Thursday, May 11, at his Paintsville residence. He, is survived by his wife, Julia Conley Knight. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 14, at First Baptist Church in Paintsville.

May 19, 2000

Clara Burton, 91, native of Johnson County, died Thursday, May 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 14, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Erma Irene Haggard, 73, of Waynesfield, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, May 13, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her her husband, Carlyle A. Haggard. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 16, under the direction of Chiles & Sons Laman Shawnee Chapel.

Guy Jefferson Bond, 89, native of Red Bush, died Sunday, May 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 16, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Helen Scott, 74, . of Georgetown, formerly of Paintsville, died Friday, May 12. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Lola Picklesimer, 84, of Portsmouth, Ohio, Johnson County native_ died. Thursday, May 11, at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Alta Mae Melvin, 76, native of Johnson County, died Thursday, May 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Ray Melvin. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Jimmy Lee Jones
, 40, died Thursday, May 11, at his Martha residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Prater, 87, died Thursday, May 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 14, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

James David Greene, 44, died Thursday, May 11, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

May 24, 2000

Margaret Sue Honeycutt Bowling, 60, died Wednesday, May 17, at her Paintsville residence. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Bowling. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 20, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Edgar Castle, 91, died Tuesday, May 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 19, under the Direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

May 26, 2000

Virginia Hager Masterson, 84, native of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 2, in Strongsville, Ohio. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.

John Stambaugh, 66, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, May 20, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 23, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Wanda Mae Adkins, 46, of Lowmansville, died Friday, May 19, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 22, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

Paul E. Williams, 73, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County. died Thursday, May 18. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Williams. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 23, under the direction of Chapman &. Christmas Funeral Home.

Lexie B. Williams Haney, 98, of Lexington, native of Red Bush, died Monday, May 22. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 26, under the direction of W.R. Milward Mortuary, Lexington.

June 2, 2000

Ruth Walters Burke Center, 96, of Ashland, former Johnson County resident, died Sunday, May 28, at Oakmont Manor Nursing Home, Flatwoods. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, May 31, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Ashland.

Irene Daniel Auxier, 86, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, May 25, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 28, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

James Franklin (Frank) Blevins, 79, of Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 5, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

Billy J. Cantrell, 69, of Van Lear, died Friday, May 26, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Austin Cantrell. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 29, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Linda Lee Lyon, 52, of Johnson County, died Friday, May 26, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Tivis Lyon. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

George Walter Pack, 73, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 30, at Street residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 1, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

June 9, 2000

Geraldine Jones, 60, died Sunday, June 4, at her Martha residence. She is survived by her husband, David Jones. Funeral services are under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ed Holbrook, 84, died Saturday, June 3, at VA Hospital. in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Francis "Lee" Lemaster, 75, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, May 29, at Highland Springs, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Lois B. Lemaster. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, May 31, at Washington Memorial Park, Virginia.

Elmer Guy Harris Jr.
, 76, of West Van Lear, died Friday, June 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Emma Hughes Harris. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

June 14, 2000

Johnnie Castle, 87, died Thursday, June 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, June 4, under the the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Jessie Howard, 80, of. River, died Saturday, June 3, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 6, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Charles "Charlie" Eldridge Jr., of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 7, at Central Baptist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Hazel S. Eldridge. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 10, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington.

June 16, 2000

Virginia Kay Fairchild, 52, died Friday, June 9, in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, David Fairchild. Jones-Preston Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Davis, 72, died Thursday, June 8, at his Paintsville residence. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

James Leroy Caudill, 72, died Monday, June 12, at St. Mary's Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Dolores J. "Dee" Caudill. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 14, under the direction of Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, West Virginia.

June 21, 2000

Bertena Moore Ross, 60, died Tuesday, June 6, at her Blaine residence. She is survived by her husband, Frank Ross. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ernest Jim Castle, 58, of Defiance, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Monday, June 12, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Mullins Castle. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 15, under the direction of LawsonRoessner Funeral Home.

June 23, 2000

Sarah Faye "Sud" Stambaugh Taylor, 67, died Thursday, June 15, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 18, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

John "Jack" Harley Loring, 68, died Thursday, June 8, at his Ohio residence. He is survived by his wife, Mairiam Loring. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 13, under the direction of Jerry Spears Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio.

June 28, 2000

Esther Murray Crislip, 80, of Wilmington, North Carolina, formerly of Sitka, died Saturday, June 17, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 22, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

James S. Blair, 59, died Tuesday, June 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hackworth Blair. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 23, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

June 30, 2000

James S. Blair, 59, of Paintsville' died Tuesday, June 20, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hackworth Blair. Funeral services were conducted -Friday, June 23, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Joseph Delmar "Joe" May, 59, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, June 16, at his home in Harpors Ferry, West Virginia. Omps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Sue Harman, 65, died Wednesday, June 21, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland. She is survived by her husband, Paul H. Harman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 25, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Roger Lee Kestner Jr., 25, died Friday, June 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Martha Clifton Kestner. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Francis Darrell McKenzie, 59, of Hager Hill, died Friday, June 23, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edgar Wallin, 87, of Louisa, died Friday, June 23. He is survived by his wife, Liddie Mae Wallin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Martha Kathryn Blair Shell, 81, died Monday, June 26, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 28, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Alma Mae Branham Sexton, 73, died Sunday, June 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Bonnie VanHoose, 68, died Monday, June 26, at her Tutor Key residence. She is survived by her husband, Harry Thomas VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 29, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

July 7, 2000

James Thomas "Tommy" Stambaugh, 57, formerly of Johnson County, died June 29, at Rockcastle County Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services were July 2; in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.

Mary Reed Hurt, 73, died June 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were July 3, at East Point Church of Christ, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Blanche Marie Baldwin, 92, died July 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were July 5, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel.

July 12, 2000

Sophia Lavada Y. Picklesimer, 69, of Springfield, Ohio, died Sunday, June 25, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 28, under the direction of Jackson, Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home.

Zelda Bailey, 95, Johnson County native, died Monday, June 28, at Carter Health Care Center, Grayson. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 30, under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home.

Simon Davis. 47, of East Point, died Tuesday, June 27, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Spradlin Davis. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 30, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Arthie Daniels Castle, 80 Johnson County native, of Ashland, died Sunday, July 2, at Berea Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 4, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home.

Blake Andrew Farmer, died Friday, June 30, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 4, under the direction of JonesPreston Funeral Home.

Gladys Davis, 81, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, July 5, at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted July 8, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

July 19, 2000

Opal Williams, 82, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, July 9, at Dayton Heart Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 13, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Alice B. Weaver Newkirk, 80, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 11, at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 14, under the direction of Short Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel.

Opal Clay, 61, of Nippa, died Monday, July 3, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, William Henry Clay. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 6, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home

July 21, 2000

Zeke Freeman, 66, died Sunday, July 16, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Monday, July 17, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

James Kelly Vanhoose, 55, died Friday, July 14, at his Lowmansville residence. He is survived by his wie, Patricia Borders VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 16, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home

July 28, 2000

Betty Jo Daniels, 70, of Thealka, died Saturday, July 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Earl Daniels Jr. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lacy Waller, 61, died Friday, July 21, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 24, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Rusha Dye, 92, Paintsville native, of Alger, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 18, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 21, at Ada Full Gospel Church and burial was in Preston Cemetery.

Judith A. Prichard Williams, 57, died Friday, July 21, at Brown County Hospital, Georgetown, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 24, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, Bethel, Ohio.

Thomas Roger Wells, 57, died Monday, July 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Edna Goble, 67, of DeBord, died Friday, July 21, in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Jean Connery, 75, died Saturday, July 22, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral mass will be conducted Saturday, July 29. Arrangements are under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Elaine Carr, 78, died Friday, July 21, at her Flat Gap residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 24, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

August 2, 2000

Neva Lee Fandt, 85, Paintsville native, of Jamestown, New York, died Monday, July 24, at the Lutheran Retirement Home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 27, under the direction of Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Elsie King, 77, died Wednesday, July 26, at her Hager Hill residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 28, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

George Alvin Young, 68, of Dayton, Ohio, died Monday, July 24, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Daniel-Young. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 28, under the direction of Barclay Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio.

August 4, 2000

Ethel Ward, 85, died Thursday, July 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 30, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

German May, 93, of Leander, died Thursday, July 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Dora May. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 31, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Shirley A. Montgomery, 61, Paintsville native, of Selma, Ohio, died Friday, July 28. She is survived by her husband, Garlin Montgomery. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, under the direction of Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home.

Callie Blair, 67, of Paintsville, died Saturday, July 29, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Franklin Blair. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Loretta Music, 80, died Sunday, July 30, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Donnie Gene Ferguson, 28, died Sunday, July 30. He is survived by his wife, Katina Lynn Estep Ferguson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Tammy Gay Cantrell, 37, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, July 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Gerald Charles Colvin, 71, died Sunday, July 30, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

August 9, 2000

Clara Pennington, 90, native of Falcon, died Wednesday, August 2, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 4, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Thomas E. George, 84, Floyd County native, of West Van Lear, died August 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Donnie Gene Ferguson, 28, died Sunday, July 30. He is survived by his wife, Katina Lynn Estep Ferguson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home

August 14, 2000

James Coy Smith, 82, of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, August 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Esther Smith. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 5, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

James E. Preston, 83, died Saturday, August 5, at his Hager Hill residence. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Fairchild Preston. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Carl Curtis Robinson, 84, died Monday, August 7, at his Hager Hill residence. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Fairchild Preston. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 10, under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Nancy Stewart, 96, of Paintsville, died Friday, August 4, at Woodland Oaks Healthcare Facility. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 6, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home

August 18, 2000

Carl Curtis Robinson, 84, of East Point, died Monday, August 7. He is survived by his wife, Opal Whitaker Robinson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

August 21, 2000

Madge Montgomery, 86, of Paintsville, died August 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, in Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 14, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Nancy Margaret Wells, 59, of Van Lear died Wednesday, August 9, at King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 12, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home

August 23, 2000

Phyllis M. Delong, 68, died Saturday, August 5, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Delong. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Ruth Spradlin, 64, died Sunday, August 13, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edgar Wells Jr., 43, died Sunday, August 13, at his Paintsville residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Georgia Faye Blair, 76, of South Carolina, died Saturday, August 12, at Brian Nursing Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, August 15, under the direction of Nicholson Funeral Home.

August 25, 2000

Madge Montgomery, 86, of Paintsville, died Friday, August 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 14, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Pearlie McKenzie Williams, 59, of Wittensville, died Thursday, August 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Ollie Williams "Junebug" Jr. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 20, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Shawn Lynn Rittenhouse, 30, of Van Lear, died Friday, August 18. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.

Jennie Gullett, 93, of Volga, died Thursday, August 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 20, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Fay Sparks, 79, died Friday, August 4, in Louisville. Graveside services will be conducted at Highlands Memorial Park on Friday, August 25, at 2 p.m.

Rouie Curtis, 91, Johnson County native, died Sunday, August 6, at Park Hill. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 9, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Effie Marie Trusty Lykins, 78, of Cannel City, died Thursday, August 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 13, under the direction of Stewart and Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty.

Nancy Sparks, 87, died Saturday, August 19, at her Thelma residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 22, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Bernette LeMaster Thomas, 80, died Wednesday, August 16, in Titusville, Florida. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 20, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home

September 1, 2000

Clifford Webb, 63, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Monday, August 21. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Robertson Webb. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 24, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

James E. "Sarg" Lemaster, 64, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, died Monday, August 21, at the VA Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, SukHui Kim Lemaster. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 24, under the direction of Carman Funeral Home.

John Junior Evans, 66, of Anderson, Indiana, died Thursday, August 24, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Earl W. Fugett, 70, of San Diego, California, formerly of Louisa, died Saturday, August 26, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, San Diego. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Ryan Iversen. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, September 2, at Harmon Cemetery, Louisa, under the direction of Heston Funeral Home.

Sheilah Dean Riggs, 47, of Louisa, died Sunday, August 27, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 30, under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Helen Virginia Moore, 67, of Beauty, died Monday, August 28, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 29, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

September 6, 2000

Hazel Gamble, 86, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, August 29, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Friday, September 1, at 1 p.m. at Head of Coon United Baptist Church with T. Montgomery, Roy Coffee, Carl Howard and Joe Carroll officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Buffalo with Dunn-Kelley/Prater and Dunn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

September 8, 2000

Charlotte Melvin, 60, of Lexington, died Sunday, September 3, at Paul B. Hall regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held, Thursday, September 7, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

James E. Dollarhide, 60, died Sunday, September 3, in Piketon Ohio. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 7 at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel, with Charles Banks officiating. Burial followed at Butcher Hollow Cemetery.

Rachel Elizabeth Music, 82, died Friday, September 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, September 4, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverends James K. Caudill, Charles Slone and M.T. Womack Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Roy Meadows Cemetery at Nippa.

Laura Lynn Green, 33, of Blaine, died Wednesday, August 30. Officiating at services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 2, were Elder Eual McKenzie and reverend Roger Ross. Burial followed in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine

September 13, 2000

James E. Dollarhide, 60, died Sunday, September 3, in Piketon, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Pearlie Daniels Stambaugh, 95, native of Johnson County, died Wednesday, September 6, at Martin County Health Care Facility, Inez. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Manis Samuel McKenzie, 76, of Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 5, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Regina Hope Young McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 8, under the direction of Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield.

Gwendolyn "Jean" Castle, 91, native of Lawrence County, died Monday, September 4, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 7, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Otis Selvage, 40, native of Johnson County, died Monday, September 4, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mabel Curtis Long, 64, native of Johnson County, died Monday, September 4, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Kanawha Long. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

September 18, 2000

James B. "Jimmy" Akers, 58, native of Paintsville, died Sunday, August 27, at his home in Spring Hill, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gould Akers. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, September 16, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

September 20, 2000

Elmer Gordon Mollett, 65, of Louisa, died Tuesday, September 12, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Harry Lyons Jr., 80, Paintsville resident, died September 12, in Louisville. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Osborne Lyons. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, under the direction of Marshall Steen Funeral Home, Ashland.

September 22, 2000

Norma J. Blankenship, 56, of Largo Florida, died Thursday, September 7. She is survived by her husband, Bill Blankenship, formerly of Paintsville. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Ratliff, 72, of Leander, native of Magoffin County, died Saturday, September 9. She is survived by her husband, Georgie Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 12, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Sam Ramey, 75, of Daniels Creek, died Sunday, September 10, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 13, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Carrie Stamper, 95, of Paintsville, died Friday, September 15, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 17, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Imogene Mayo Kish, 83, died Monday, September 18, at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 20, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Vivia Hazel Stinson, 90, died Sunday, September 17, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 20, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Carl Grimm, 81, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, September 13, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, with burial in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.

Gene Elwood Fairchild, 58, of West Point, died Tuesday, September 12. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Allene Adkins, 75, of Pikeville, died Friday, September 15, at Pikeville Health Care Center. She is survived by her husband, Bert Adkins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Tressie Robinson, 66, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, September 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 17, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.

Pina Johnson Ward, 101, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Monday, September 18, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 20, under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

Edgar "Arnie" Lemaster, 83, died Saturday, September 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wheeler Lemaster. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Charles Homer Wells, 80, of Boons Camp, died Saturday, September 16, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexinton. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 19, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ada Conley Ross, 80, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, September 14, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Howard Ross. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 16, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

September 27, 2000

William Cullen Jude, 83, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 20, at Chillicothe Veterans Hospital in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 23, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

October 2, 2000

Myra Mulford Hall, 59, of Salyersville, died Sunday, September 24, at St. Claire Medical Center, in Morehead. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, and burial was in the Kannard Cemetery at Rockhouse.

Herman "Bus" Wiley, 86, of River, died Saturday, September 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Septembe 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Luther Lemaster, 85, of Paintsville, died Thursday, September 21, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 24, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Opal McKenzie Conley, 68, died Monday, September 25, at her Flat Gap residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

October 4, 2000

Myra Mulford Hall, 59, of Salyersville, died Sunday, September 24, at St. Claire Medical Center, in Morehead. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, and burial was in the Kannard Cemetery at Rockhouse.

Herman "Bus" Wiley, 86, of River, died Saturday, September 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Septembe 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Luther Lemaster, 85, of Paintsville, died Thursday, September 21, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 24, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Opal McKenzie Conley, 68, died Monday, September 25, at her Flat Gap residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 27, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

October 13, 2000

Ryan Casey Ratliff, 22, of River, died Thursday, October 5, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Rev. James Roy Blevins, 58, of Scottsville, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, October 3, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 5, at Shiloh Full Gospel Church.

Levi Douglas O'Bryan, infant son of Gregory Keith and Jeannie Belcher O'Bryan, died Saturday, October 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, October 10, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Archie Crislip, 76, died September 28, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Eileen E. Schmaus Crislip. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 2, at Immanuel Baptist Church, and burial was in Alban Cemetery.

October 18, 2000

Frank J. Blanton, 82, of Trotwood, Ohio, died Monday, October 9. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 11, and burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Roma Stepp, 91, died Wednesday, October 4, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 6, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Candace Jean "Candy" Davis Skipper Godfrey, 39, of Conway, North Carolina, died Sunday, October 8, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 12, under the direction of Goldfinch Funeral Home.

Maxie Rice, 87, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, October 10, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

David Randall Hayden, 47, died Tuesday, October 10, at his Meally residence. He is survived by his wife, Diedra Sue Ward Hayden. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

October 20, 2000

Ora Duell McKenzie, 55, of Martha, died Friday, October 13 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Carol McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Vivian W. Bayes, 79, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, October 11, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Audrey Blanton, 91, of Paintsville, died Friday, October 13, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 16, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Lura A. Meade Conley, 92, of Salyersville, died Thursday, October 12, at the Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 15, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edgar Franklin, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Grim Franklin. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 15, and burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

Ruth L. Kindle, 71, of Dunkirk, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 10, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 12, under the direction of Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home.

Patsy Barrett McCloud, 54, died Sunday, October 15, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, William Scott "Scotty" McCloud. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 18, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Cecil Stapleton, 80, of Westwood, died Monday, October 16, at King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Daniels Cordle Stapleton. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 19, and burial was in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods.

Ola Pennington, 85, of Redbush, died Sunday, October 15, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 18, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

October 27, 2000

Estella Blessing, 87, of Ulysses, died Wednesday, October 18, at King's Daughters' Medical Center. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Wilson Fyffe, 52, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, October 21, at the VA Medical Facility in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Clark Fyffe. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 24, and burial was in Fannin Cemetery at Crockett.

Quentin Castle, 60, of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 14, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Castle. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Clarence W. "Sonny" Howes, 72, died Friday, october 20, in Saint Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements were under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

November 1, 2000

Garnett Conley Jenkins Arnett, 80, of Salyersville, died Monday, October 23, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were under the direction of Preston Funeral Chapel.

Tivis J. Lyon Jr., 63, of Ashland, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, October 23, at King's Daughters' Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Little Lyon. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.

Mabel C. Wheeler, 87, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, October 24, in Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 26, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

November 3, 2000

Phyllis Napier, 53, died Thursday, October 26, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Truman Napier. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 29, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Austin Coal Meek, infant son of Londis Jr. and Dusty Lynn Burchett Meek, died Sunday, October 29, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 31, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Roger Belcher, 59, of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 28, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Dovie Gullett Belcher. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 31, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

James David "Jim" Cox, 49, of Campbellsville, died Tuesday, October 31, at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, November 3, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

William Clebern Price, 90, of Paintsville, died Friday, October 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Stella Eula Honshell Price. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 30, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

November 8, 2000

James David "Jim" Cox, 49, of Campbellsville, died Tuesday, October 31, at his residence. Graveside services were conducted Friday, November 3, at Cox Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home.

November 15, 2000

Susie Hicks, 96, of Paintsville, died November 6, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were November 9 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville.

Timothy Lee Slone, 40, formerly of Johnson County, died November 7, in Logan, West Virginia. Funeral services were November 10, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville.

November 17, 2000

Dwight Stacy, 39, died November 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were November 13 at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with burial in the Fletcher-Jude Cemetery at Pilgrim.

Virgil Hall, 58, died November 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were November 12, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with burial in the Hall Family Cemetery at Van Lear.

Homer McFaddin, 92, died November 1, at Paul B. Hall RMC. Funeral services were November 3 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.

Calvin Thornbury, 73, of Greenup, died November 12 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Funeral services were November 15, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Conley Family Cemetery at Oil Springs.

Betty Cox, 86, died November 10, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Funeral services were November 12, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery.

February 20, 2000

Howard Burke, 80, of Lee City, formerly of Johnson County, died November 14, at Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Liberty. Graveside services were November 18 at the Burke Cemetery at Sitka, under direction of Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville.

Ralph Castle, 57, owner of Castle’s Roofing, died November 14, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. Funeral services were November 18 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel in Paintsville, with burial in the Jayne Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.

Julia Salyer Ratliff, 60, died November 13, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were November 16 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Topsy Ratliff Cemetery at Denver.

November 27, 2000

Eugene Castle, 64, Paintsville native, died Monday, November 13 at his Southgate, Michigan, residence. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Meek Castle. Funeral services were conducted November 15, at Woodhaven Freewill Church.

Glenna Florene Deskins, 63, of Nippa, died Thursday, November 16. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 19, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Agnes Airey, 78, died Friday, November 17, at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Maryland. Funeral services were conducted November 20, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Lowell Thomas (L.T.) Ward, 62, died Saturday, November 18, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Joanne Painter Borders, 72, died Saturday, November 18. She is survived by her husband, William R. “Bill” Borders. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Kennis Fairchild, 83, of Milford Center, Ohio, died Friday, November 17, at Heartland of Marysville, Marysville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted November 21, under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home.

Leonard Harold “Tiny” McKenzie, 54, died November 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Pennington McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Ruth Mollett, 62, died Sunday, November 19, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, James Albert Mollett Jr. Funeral services were conducted November 22, Tuesday, November 21, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Jason Clark Bussey, 25, died Sunday, November 19, at Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 22, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

December 1, 2000

Hannah Nola Lemaster, 83, died Wednesday, November 22, at her Ashland residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 25, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Allen Butcher, 73, died Monday, November 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Fred Pennington, 55, died Wednesday, November 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lillie Jewell, 74, of Salina, Kansas, died Sunday, November 19. She is survived by her husband, Delmar Jarrell. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 22, under the direction of Ryan Mortuary.

Shirley Elkins, 74, died Friday, November 24, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Arrangements were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Rex Burns, 69, died Saturday, November 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Marshall Burns. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 27, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Cynthia Ann Cluney, 53, died Friday, November 24, at her Staffordsville residence. She is survived by her husband, John Patrick Cluney. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lorene Akers, 79, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, November 21, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 24, under the dierection of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Virginia Gay Tackett, 53, died Sunday, November 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

December 6, 2000

Euldine Jennings, 76, of Williamsport, died Monday, November 13, at Paul B. Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 16, under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.

Leon Eugene “Gene” Holbrook, 71, of Pleasureville, died Tuesday, November 28, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. He is survived by his wife, Mary Prater Holbrook. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Sholar Funeral Home.

Mark Allen Burchett, 35, died Monday, November 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 30, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

December 8, 2000

Shirley Murray, 69, of Paintsville, died Sunday, December 3, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 6, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Milford Pelphrey Jr., 73, died Tuesday, November 21, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 24, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Ruth Porter Maynard, 50, of Inez, died Sunday, December 3. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Maynard. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 6, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Olive Cline Preece, 78, died Wednesday, November 29, at Woodland Oaks Nursing Home, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 3, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Jerry Williams, 42, died Friday, December 1, at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 3, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

December 13, 2000

James Leon Rice, 59, of Nippa, died Monday, December 4, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Brewer Rice. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Fuenral Home.

Willie Earl (Deak) Conley, 96, of Allegan, Michigan, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, December 4, at his home. Arrangements were under the direction of Avink Funeral Home.

Aaron Jackson Meek, 67, died Monday, December 4, at his Thelma residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 7, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Alvin Jay Stambaugh, 60, died Monday, December 4. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Luther Tennyson Lemaster, 70, of London, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, November 29, at Madison County Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Laudra Gayheart Lemaster. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 1, under the direction of Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home.

Tracy Darnell Williams Dale, 31, died Tuesday, December 5, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Larry Dale. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Augusta Elizabeth “Gusta” Wheeler Sublett, 89, died Tuesday, December 5, at Oakmont Manor, Flatwoods. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 9, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

December 15, 2000

Eckell Rowland, 90, died Saturday, December 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rowland. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 11, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Archie Jackson, 95, died Friday, December 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 10, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Robert Dwayne Brooks, 23, died Sunday, December 10, at U.K. Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Verna Marshall, 96, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, December 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 11, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Virginia Lee Blanton, 85, of Greenwich, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, December 8, at Fisher Titus Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Garvin Blanton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 11, at Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich.

December 22, 2000

Thomas “Tommy” Allen Wells, 89, died Wednesday, December 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 16, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.

Ruby Daniels, 82, died Thursday, December 14, at her Hager Hill residence. She is survived by her husband, William Daniels. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 17, and burial was in the Highland Memorial Park.

Albert Hackworth, 80, died Friday, December 15, at his Paintsville residence. He is survived by his wife, Edna Hackworth. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 18, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Richard King, 73, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, December 15, at his Columbus, Ohio residence. He is survived by his wife, Jean Ann King. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December December 19, under the direction of O.R. Woodyard Co. Funeral Home.

Joe Long, 65, of Oil Springs, died Sunday, December 10, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 14, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

December 29, 2000

Timothy Lee Cordle, 33, died December 15 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Funeral services were Saturday, December 23, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Edward Salyer Cemetery at Sitka.

Lonnie Dixon, 31, of Sitka, died December 19, at his residence. Funeral services were December 22, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Jones Cemetery at Sitka.

Charlie VanHoose, 83, of Wittensville, died December 20, at Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were December 23 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

Opal Workman, 85, of Whitehouse, died December 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were December 23, at Richardson Primitive Baptist Church, with burial in the VanHoose Cemetery at Whitehouse, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Loy Williams, 96, died December 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were December 24, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Highland Memorial Park.

Paul Harman, 67, died December 21, at his Paintsville residence. Funeral services were December 24, at Paintsville Funeral Home, with burial in the Mary Sue Harman Cemetery.