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Deaths in Eastern Kentucky
as reported in the Floyd County Times

Johnson County

December 24, 2001

Mary Francis Daniel, 89, died Wednesday, November 28, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Darrell Gretchel Estepp, 85, died Sunday, December 16, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Estepp. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 20, under the direction of Pantsville Funeral Home.

Goldie Nichols, 54, died Monday, December 17, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Grover Nichols. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 19, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.
Jake Allen Pennington, 61, died Saturday, December 15, at his home at Daniel’s Creek.

Theodore Waller, 50, Johnson County native, died Monday, December 10, in Tazewell, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 15, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

December 10, 2001

Ray Arms, 80, of Leander, died Sunday, December 2, at Paul B. Hall, RMC, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 5, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Joel H. Baldwin Jr., 76, of Stafforsville, died Friday, November 30, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Mary Blanton Baldwin. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 3, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.

Lydia Margaret Blair, 90, of Paintsville, died Saturday, December 1, at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Francis Daniel, 89, of Thelka, died Wednesday, November 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.

December 3, 2001

Phyllis Carol Castle Daniel, 60, died Wednesday, November 14, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 18, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Paul D. Jones, 50, died Wednesday, November 14, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. He is survived by his wife, Nora Diamond Jones. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 17, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Richard H. Jordan, 56, died Thursday, November 15, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Titus Jordan. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 19, 2 p.m., at the Cherryville Missionary Baptist Church.

Zachary Travis Mollette, died Saturday, November 17, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 19, 2 p.m., at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church.

Larry Walters, 63, died Friday, November 16, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 18, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Orville C. Webb, 75, of Owensville, died Sunday, November 18, at St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, November 18, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ethel Rose, 94, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, November 20, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 23, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Raymond Lyons, 90, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, November 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Oran C. Teater, 80, of Morehead, formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, November 20, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn VanHoose Teater. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 24, under the direction of Northcutt & Son Funeral Home.

November 26, 2001

Julius Burchett Jr., 74, of Stambaugh, died Tuesday, November 13, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Garnet Green Burchett. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 16, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Tommy Joe Oney, 44, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, November 13, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 15, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

November 12, 2001

Elmer G. “Bud” Burke, 81, native of Johnson County, died Monday, October 15. Memorial services were conducted Friday, October 19, at 10 a.m., at Francis of Asssi Catholic Church, Columbia, S.C. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina.

Marie Boyd Click, 85, Johnson County native, died Tuesday, October 30, at the Community Nursing Center in Marion, Oh. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 2, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home.

LTC Robert Gunning Jr., 72, native of Van Lear, died Monday, October 29, in Columbia, South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Douty Gunning. Memorial services were conducted Thursday, November 1, at Columbia Evangelical Church.

Raymond Gale McKenzie, 66, native of Johnson County, died Sunday, October 28, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Nancy McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 31, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Willard Eugene Ramey, died Tuesday, October 30, at his residence in Martha. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 3, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

William Spurlock Sr., 50, died Sunday, November 4, at his residence in Kermit, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Hannie Perry Spurlock. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 7, at Jennies Creek United Baptist Church.

November 5, 2001

Manda Cantrell, 84, died Thursday, October 27, at her Oil Springs residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 30, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Irene Colvin, 81, died Friday, October 26, at Kindred Hospital, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 29, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Ernestine Webb Fitch, 76, died Tuesday, October 23, at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, North Carolina. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Evelyn Kimbler, 36, died Saturday, October 27, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 31, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charles Doug McClure, 72, died Friday, October 26, at Bellefonte Hospital, Russell. He is survived by his wife, Elaine McClure. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 30, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Betty McKenzie, 72, died Sunday, October 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. She is survived by her husband, Buell Eugene McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 24, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Wanda Belle Ratliff, 69, died Saturday, October 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Effie Robinson Watkins, 94, died Monday, October 29, at Riverview Health Care Center, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 31, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

October 31, 2001

Ruth Crum, 91, of River, died Monday, October 15, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 18, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Lizzie Alice Fairchild, 81, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, October 17, at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Billie Robinson Jr., 74, died Thursday, October 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charles (Chuck) Burke Jr., 36, died Sunday, October 21, in Kermit, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 24, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Laura Lyons, 74, of Hagerhill, died Tuesday, October 16, at Paul B. Hall RMC in Paintsville. She is survived by her husband, Frank Lyons. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Anderson Eugene Moore, 82, died Thursday, October 18, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 21, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Hazel Meek Ward Munson, 87, died Wednesday, October 10, at Memorial Hospital in Dumas, Tx. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 13, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dumas, Texas. Interment was in Dumas, Texas.

William Edward Napier, 72, died Sunday, October 14, at his residence in Thelma. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Adkins Napier. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Wanda Belle Ratliff, 69, of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 13, at Highlands RMC, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Ronald Dean Snodgrass, 56, died Thursday, October 11, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is survived by his wife. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home Chapel.

Phillip Dean Spradlin Sr., 51, died Monday, October 22, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Perkins Spradlin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 25, under the direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home.

Sola Elizabeth Taylor, 88, of East Point, died Tuesday, October 16, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Emma Flo Williams, 79, of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charles R. Young, 81, died Wednesday, September 28, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 28, under the direction of Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, Columbus, Oh.

October 29, 2001

Ruth Crum, 91, of River, died Monday, October 15, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 18, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Lizzie Alice Fairchild, 81, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, October 17, at Paul B. Hall RMC, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Billie Robinson Jr., 74, died Thursday, October 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charles (Chuck) Burke Jr., 36, died Sunday, October 21, in Kermit, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 24, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Laura Lyons, 74, of Hagerhill, died Tuesday, October 16, at Paul B. Hall RMC in Paintsville. She is survived by her husband, Frank Lyons. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Anderson Eugene Moore, 82, died Thursday, October 18, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 21, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Hazel Meek Ward Munson, 87, died Wednesday, October 10, at Memorial Hospital in Dumas, Tx. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 13, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dumas, Texas. Interment was in Dumas, Texas.

William Edward Napier, 72, died Sunday, October 14, at his residence in Thelma. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Adkins Napier. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Wanda Belle Ratliff, 69, of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 13, at Highlands RMC, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Ronald Dean Snodgrass, 56, died Thursday, October 11, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is survived by his wife. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 16, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home Chapel.

Phillip Dean Spradlin Sr., 51, died Monday, October 22, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Perkins Spradlin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 25, under the direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home.

Sola Elizabeth Taylor, 88, of East Point, died Tuesday, October 16, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Emma Flo Williams, 79, of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 20, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charles R. Young, 81, died Wednesday, September 28, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 28, under the direction of Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, Columbus, Oh.

October 22, 2001

Morgan Bowen, 78, of Sitka, died Tuesday, October 9, at Salyersville Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Hayden Bowen. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 11, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lida Turner Williams Castle, 90, died Thursday, October 11, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 13, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Jeffery Andrew Fleming, 38, died Monday, October 8, in Pikeville. He is survived by his wife. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 13, at Moore’s Chapel in McRoberts.

Billie Robinson Jr., 74, native of Johnson County, died Thursday, October 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Millard Ishmel Lemaster, 75, died Wednesday, October 10, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home

October 15, 2001

David Russell Fairchild, 53, died Tuesday, October 2, at his Oil Springs residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Marie Jaynes, 63, died Monday, October 1, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 4, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Ralph B. “Tiny” Preston, 93, died Tuesday, October 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. A Masonic service was held Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home, by Paintsville Lodge No. 381, F&AM. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 4, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church.

Pauline Salyer, 83, died Tuesday, October 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Jewell Ramey, 68, native of Johnson County, died Sunday, October 7, at McDowell ARH. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 10, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Raymond Vanhoose, 87, native of Johnson County, died Monday, October 1, in Warsaw, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Maggie VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 5, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Linchie Williams, 100, died Sunday, October 7, at her residence in Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home

September 24, 2001

Johnie J. Clark, 80, of Flat Gap, died Saturday, September 15, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 18.

Ivahlee Doris Hackney, 73, died Saturday, September 15, at the Martin County Health Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 17, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Laura H. Meade, 88, died Monday, September 10, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Private services were held in Arizona.

Juanita Ramey, 92, died Wednesday, September 12, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Christina Ruth Wetzel Stapleton, 87, died Friday, September 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Edgar Stapleton. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Walter M. Arrowood, 82, of Meally, died Tuesday, September 11, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Velma Banks. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 13.

Norma King Castle, 78, died Tuesday, September 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 15, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

September 10, 2001

Eunice Blevins, 80, of East Point, died Tuesday, August 28, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 31, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Geraldine “Jerry” Burke, 76, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, Septemer 2, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 5, under the direction of Preston Funeral Chapel.

Callie Caudill, 84, died Tuesday, August 28, in the Arbor at London Nursing Center in London, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 31, under the direction of Eberle Funeral Home.

Bonnie Conley, 82, of Paintsville, died Saturday, August 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at the Salyersville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Conley-Bailey-Kazee Cemetery.

Bonnie Susan Stapleton Howard, 50, native of Paintsville, died Monday, August 27, at Georgetown. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 30, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Hobert Forest Welch, 83, of Hager Hill, died Friday, August 31, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 3, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

September 5, 2001

Sandy Jo Mollett Blair, 28, Paintsville native, died Sunday, August 26. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 29, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Scharlene Daniel, 57, died Thursday, August 23, at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Eddie Mollette, Jr., 74, died Friday, August 24, at his residence in Boons Camp. He is survived by his wife, Laura Webb Mollette. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 26, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edgar Mollett, 73, a Johnson County native, died Thursday, August 23, at his residence in Mansfield, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Grethel Hall Mollett. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 27, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Delores Jean Griener Rice, 69, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, March 20, at her residence in Hudson, Fl. She was later re-interred to Tipp Memorial Gardens at Lafayette, Indiana.

Edgel Langley Ross, 78, died Friday, August 24, at his residence in Red Bush. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Michael Eric Sperger, 52, died Saturday, August 25, at his residence in Hager Hill. He is survived by his wife, Linda Marlene Castle Sperger. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 27, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

August 24, 2001

Paul Cecil Auxier, 69, of Paintsville, died Saturday, August 18, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Faye Adams Auxier. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lulah Bayes, 90, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Johnson County native, died Tuesday, August 14., at Health Care Facility in Wapkoneta. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 17, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Anna Myrtle Litton-Carper, 75, Johnson County native, died Wednesday, August 15. Funeral services were conducted at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Carey, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home.

James Ervin Daniel, of Hatfield, formerly of Johnson County, died Sunday, July 29. Hatfield Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Gibson Dingus, 72, died Sunday, August 19. She is survived by her husband, Charles Dingus. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday August 22, under the direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home.

Joyce C. Scercy, 65, Johnson County native, died Thursday, August 16, at Riddle Hospital, Media, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her husband, Jack H. Scercy. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 20, under the direction of Griffith Funeral Chapel.

Irene Wallen, 79, of Tutor Key, died Thursday, August 16, at Mt. Manor Nursing Facility, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 19, under the direction of Preston Funeral home.

Beecher Williams, 79, of Meally, died Thursday, August 16, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Honeycutt Williams. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 19, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

August 20, 2001

Marie Wilson Colvin, 84, died Sunday, August 12, at her home in East Point. She is survived by her husband, Manford Colvin. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 14, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Eddie Brian Davis, 60, formerly of Van Lear, died Saturday, August 11, at his home in Louisville. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Preston. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 14, under the direction of Fern Creek Funeral Home, Louisville.

Lauryn Hope Fitch, died Sunday, August 12, at her home in Boons Camp. A graveside funeral was held Tuesday, August 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Judy Ann Preston, 53, of Boons Camp, died Tuesday, August 7. She is survived by her husband, Charles Preston. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 10, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Pamela Kay Ratliff, 45, of River, died Tuesday, August 7, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Eula Christine Stambaugh, 72, native of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, August 8, at her home in Sitka. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Howard Stambaugh. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 10, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel.

August 13, 2001

Bethel Blair, 77, of Denver, died Saturday, August 4, at her home in Denver. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 6, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

James Heber Conley, 82, of Paintsville, died Saturday, August 4. He is survived by his wife, Esta Conley. Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 6, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Gyanna M. Nagle, 60, of Frankfort, died Friday, August 3. She is survived by her husband, John S. Nagle. Funeral services were conducted at the Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel on Monday, August 6.

Florence Webb, 82, of East Point, died Friday, August 3, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

August 6, 2001

Jack Austin, 70, of Fairborn, Ohio, native of Paintsville, died Friday, July 6, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Preston) Austin. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Linda Ann VanHoose Baker, 46, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, July 25. She is survived by her husband, Billy Baker. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday, July 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Linda Brady, 51, died Friday, July 27, at her home in West Van Lear. She is survived by her husband, Charles Brady. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 30, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Roxie Jarrell Burke, 90, of Paintsville, died Thursday, July 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 29, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Roger D. Conley, 46, of Akron, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 25. He is survived by his wife, Slyvia Owens. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 28, under the direction of DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, Indiana.

Gracie Mae Music, 81, of Wittensville, died Monday, July 23, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Virgie Lee Nunemaker, 91, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, July 24, at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 27, under the direction of Floyd Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Cecil Sherman, 88, of Rowlett, Texas, formerly of Johnson County, died Saturday, July 28, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Edith Fraley Sherman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.


Judy Carol Tackett, 50, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, July 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

July 30, 2001

Jackie Neal Brown, 46, of Van Lear, died Saturday, July 21, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 24, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Charles F. Spradlin, 93, of Paintsville, died Sunday, July 22, at Highland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 24, under the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
David Gerald Pack, 47, of Midlothian, Texas, native of Paintsville, died Friday, May 11. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Pack.

Wiley Hall, 55, of Thelma, died Saturday, July 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hill Hall. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 23, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Gracie Mae Music, Johnson County native, died Monday, July 23, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

July 16, 2001

Ellen Jane Allen, 95, of Campton, died Monday, July 2, at the Wolf County Health Care Center at Campton. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Aaron Richard Blanton, 23, died Saturday, June 30. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mabel Marie Haney Blair, 50, died Monday, June 25. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Lee Blair. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 28, at the Hager Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Earl Wateman Castle, 74, died Sunday, June 24, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Norma King Castle. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 27, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Edward Honeycutt, 73, of Edgewood, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, July 5, at St. Elizabeth South. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Franklin Keel, 64, died Friday, July 6, at Martin County Health Care. D.A.V. funeral services were conducted, with burial in the Keel Family Cemetery at Van Lear.

Kathy Penix Music, 39, of Paintsville, died Monday, July 2, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ruth Parker, 93, native of East Point, died Wednesday, July 4, at Community Hospital, New Port Richey, Florida.

Ronald Dean Salyer, 60, died Monday, July 2, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Carol Nelson Salyer. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 5, and burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

Eva Sheets, 59, died Sunday, July 8, at Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Jessie Ratliff Vanhoose, 85, of Staffordsville, formerly of Thealka, died Sunday, July 8, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Duell Williams, 90, of Redbush, died Saturday, July 7, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Esther Dorton Williams. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 11, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Wendell E. Wright, 69, of Sitka, died Saturday, July 7, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Janice Ratliff. There were no funeral services.

Jessie Ratliff VanHoose, 85, died Sunday, July 8, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

July 9, 2001

Sammy Blevins, 49, died Wednesday, June 27, at Central Baptist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ramey Blevins. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 30, at 1 p.m., at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church.

Dimple Ruth McCarty, 54, died Thursday, June 28. She is survived by her husband, Edward McCarty. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Eberle Funeral Home.

Hershel Castle, 86, died Thursday, June 28, at Southern Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 2, at Georges Creek United Baptist Church.

Darla Deree May Clark, 40, died Thursday, June 28, at U.K. Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James A. Clark. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Pauline Salyer Sammons, 76, died Thursday, June 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funera Home Chapel.

Bert Williams, 86, died Saturday, June 30. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, at 1 p.m., under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Willis Litton, 62, died Friday, June 15, at Lake Charles, Louisiana, Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Allene Litton. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Sheridan Funeral Home.

Lois A. Rigsby, 61, died Wednesday, June 27. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 30, under the direction of McIntire, Davis and Green Funeral Home.

Guy A. “Butch” Dozier, 54, died Friday, June 22. He is survived by his wife, Sandi Dozier. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 30, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Shellie Griffith, 84, died Tuesday, June 26, at West View Manor. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 28, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ronald Dean Salyer, 60, formerly of Paintsville, died Monday, July 2, at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Carol Nelson Salyer. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 5, at 11 a.m., under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home

July 2, 2001

Mabel Marie Haney Blair, 50, died Monday, June 25. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Lee Blair. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Earl Wateman Castle, 74, died Sunday, June 24, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Norma King Castle. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ruth R. Daniels, 74, died Thursday, June 21, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Murline Fannin died Thursday, June 21, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 23, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Estill Hitchcock, 89, died Thursday, June 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Paris McCarty, 73, died Saturday, June 23, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Smith McCarty. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Alex Sam Wells, 63, died Monday, June 18, at Central Baptist Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Susie Goble Wells. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 22, at the Old Log Church, and burial was in the Wells Family Cemetery in Van Lear.

June 18, 2001

James A. Coleman, 55, died Thursday, June 7, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Sherri Music Coleman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 10, at the First United Methodist Church and burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville.

Lucy Howes Gullett, 94, died Monday, June 4, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 6, at the Magoffin County Funeral Home.

Anna Laura Johnson, 73, died Sunday, June 10, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Daisy M. Pruitt, 67, died Wednesday, May 30. She is survived by her husband, John Pruitt. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 30, under the direction of Swartz Funeral Home.

Elbert D. Setser, 67, died Tuesday, June 5, in Tucson, Arizona. Burial was in the National Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sally Spears, 87, died Saturday, June 9. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 12, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Sandra Lynn Wheeler, 50, died Wednesday, June 6, at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Troy Wheeler. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 9, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

June 4, 2001

Phyllis O’Bryan Blevins, 59, native of Leander, died Friday, May 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 28, at the Beechwall United Baptist Church.

Dora Cottle, 81, native of Johnson County, died Friday, May 25. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 29, and burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.

James Earl Fairchild, 43, Johnson County native, died Wednesday, May 16, in Jemison, Alabama.
Sue Aveonelle Elam, 66, died Friday, May 25, at the Salyersville Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 27, under the direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home.

Clyde Lemaster, 89, died Saturday, May 12, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 15, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

May 21, 2001

John Paul Johnson, 71, died Wednesday, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Lovilla Scott Johnson. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Former Johnson County resident Nancy L. Wallen, 55, died Monday, May 7, at St. Clair Medical Center, Morehead. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

May 14, 2001

Garcie Preston, 91, died Wednesday, May 2, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 5, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Mary Katheryn Wells Schmitt, 76, died Friday, May 4, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Marlene Minix Vanhoose, 67, of Lexinton, died Sunday, May 6, at the Hospice Care Center. She is survived by her husband, Marvin VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 9, under the direction of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

May 7, 2001

Everett King, 76, Johnson county native, died Tuesday, April 24, in Lima, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Mildred Fern King. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 27, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edward L. Lemaster, 81, of Ashland, Johnson County native, died Wednesday, April 25, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland. He is survived by his wife Virginia Walters Lemaster. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 28, under the direction of Steen Funeral Home.

April 30, 2001

Grant Staniford, 94, died Tuesday, April 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 19, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Ruby Marie Wells, 79, native of Floyd County, died Tuesday, April 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 19, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

April 23, 2001

Elsie “Tommie” Vanhoose, 84, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, April 11, at the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 13, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa.

Daisy Meek, 87, of Stanford, died Tuesday, April 10, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 13, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

James Ronnie Osborne, 52, died Wednesday, April 11, at his Beauty residence. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Alley Osborne. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 13, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Valeria B. Tackett, 83, died Monday, April 9, in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 12, under the direction of Choedinger North Chapel, Columbus.

Juanita Hitchcock, 46, died Friday, April 13, at her Staffordsville residence. She is survived by her husband, John Daniel “Dan” Hitchcock Sr. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 15, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Verlin Murray Sr., 93, native of Kerz, died Thursday, April 12, at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village, Monroe, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 14, under the direction of Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.

Loucina Pennington, 86, died Saturday, April 14. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 19, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

April 16, 2001

Esta Mae Selvage, 93, died Friday, March 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

James E. Blair, 70, died Thursday, April 5, at his Hager Hill residence. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Prater Blair. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 8, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Freda Lyons, 76, of Sitka, died Saturday, April 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Con Lyons. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

John Edison Howard, 71, died Thursday, April 5, at his Tomahawk residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

William T. Money Jr., 58, died Thursday, April 5. He is survived by his wife, Ola Browning Money. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 8, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Eloise Collins Conley Meek, 45, died Friday, April 6, at her Louisa residence. She is survived by her husband, Houston Meek. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 10, at Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church and burial was in Collins Cemetery at Van Lear.

Lucas Lee Staniford Horne Jr., 11, died Monday, April 2, at Mary Chiles Hospital, Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

April 4, 2001

Shade Blanton, 73, died Monday, March 26, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

John Penix Sr., 80, of Meally, died Friday, March 23, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Velva Crum Penix. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 26, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Mabel Newmiller, 78, of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, March 27, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 30, under the direction of Porter Funeral Home.

James Kenis Sparks (Jimbo), 45, died Tuesday, March 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Sparks. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 30, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

March 30, 2001

Mable Ferguson, 81, of Elkart, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 21, in Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 24, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Abraham Lincoln Chapman, 78, died Friday, March 23, at UK Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Stella McGinnis Chapman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Hester Ratliff, 65, died Friday, March 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 26, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Murl Collins, 71, died Monday, March 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Shade Blanton, 73, died Monday, March 26, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 28, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

March 28, 2001

Iva Joy Meade, 90, died Monday, March 19, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Lawrence County. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 22, at Young Funeral Home.

Sarah E. Neal Hettinger, 67, died Saturday, March 17, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by her husband, Dale A. Hettinger. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 23, at Riverside National Cemetery Chapel.

Silvia Jane Slone, 86, died Wednesday, March 21, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

March 21, 2001

Juanita Joyce Franklin, 54, died Monday, March 12, at her Staffordsville residence. She is survived by her husband, Irvin Franklin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 15, and burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

Ruper Blanton, 92, of Oil Springs, died Monday, March 12, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, March 15, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

James Orville Conley, 63, of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, formerly of Johnson Creek, died Tuesday, March 13, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Conley. Morrow Funeral Home of Washington Courthouse is in charge of arrangements.

March 16, 2001

Robert Burks, 82, died Sunday, March 11, at his Tutor Key residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 13, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Raymond Johnson, 76, died Saturday, March 10, in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 14, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Darlene Ruth Anderson, 40, of New Carlisle, Ohio, died Friday, March 9, at Kettering Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Anderson. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 12, under the direction of Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home.

Anna Belle Meeks, 80, died Wednesday, March 7, in Jolin Health Center, Ironton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 9, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ollie Sallows, 82, died Friday, March 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 12, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Mary Lucille Monarch Foster, 85, of Louisville, died Thursday, March 8, at Suburban Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 12, under the direction of Ratterman & Sons Inc.

Virgil “Catfish” DeLong, 70, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died Monday, February 28, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida. Memorial services were conducted Saturday, March 17, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

March 12, 2001

Paul H. Blair, 70, died Wednesday, February 28, at SCCI Hospital, Lima, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Shelby Jean Ward Blair. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 4, at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Christy Michelle Marlow Gibson, 28, died Wednesday, February 28, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Michael Thomas Gibson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

John Kendrick “J.K.” Wells II, 85, died Thursday, March 1, at his Paintsville residence. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jenkins Wells. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Thurman Ray Meade, 57, of Wittensville, died Thursday, March 1, in Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Dollie Dixon, 92, of Volga, died Thursday, March 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Exer Childers Blessing, 92, of Marion, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, March 2. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Imogene Faulkner, 82, Paintsville native, died Saturday, March 3, at University Park Nursing Center, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5, under the direction of Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home.

Rev. Bennie Taylor, 57, died Sunday, March 4, at his Leander residence. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Tackett Taylor. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 7, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Carl Hager Hackney, 70, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, March 5, at his Columbus, Ohio, residence. He is survived by his wife, Bryce. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 9, and burial followed in the Sparks Cemetery.

Forest Franklin Bayes, 58, died Friday, December 15, in a fire at his Michigan residence. He is survived by his wife, Anna J. (Robyn) Sharp Bayes. Burial was in Fort Custer National Military Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan.

March 7, 2001

Ruie Reed, 92, of Oil Springs, died Tuesday, February 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Reed. Funeral services were under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Rev. Willie Green VanHoose, 86, died Monday, February 26, at his Logan, Ohio, residence. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee Music VanHoose. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Gilbert F. Storey Sr., 85, of Gray, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 27, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Velma Coates Storey. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 1, under the direction of Snyder’s Funeral Home.

March 2, 2001

Frances Mollette Pinkerman, 78, died Thursday, February 22, in Gallipolis, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Dora Lemaster Adams, 87, died Friday, February 23, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

William Daniels, 80, died Saturday, February 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 26, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home, Hager Hill.

Anna Castle, 58, of Van Lear, died Friday, February 23, in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Jerry Castle. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

February 23, 2001

Jeanne Wheeler, 73, died Saturday, February 17, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 20, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Betty Pack Cox, 66, died Sunday, February 18, at Pattie A. Clay Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James M. Cox. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 21, with a private burial to be held at a later date.

Basil Blair, 72, died Friday, February 16, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Madge Hitchcock Blair. Boyer Funeral Home Inc. of Waverly, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

Darrell Kilgore, 62, died Friday, February 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Pina VanHoose Kilgore. Funeral services are under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

James D. Spriggs, 68, of Northridge, Ohio, died Friday, February 16. He is survived by his wife, Charleene Spriggs. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 19, at George C. Martin Funeral Home of Dayton, Ohio.

Aaron Thomas Cantrill, 21, of Casselberry, Florida, formerly of Paintsville, died Thursday, November 30. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janet Tackett, 57, died Tuesday, February 19, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, George Dennis Tackett. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 22, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

February 21, 2001

Roy Vanhoose, 95, died Monday, February 12, at his Paintsville residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 16, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Lawson Patrick, 81, of Mount Sterling, died Wednesday, February 7, at Mary Chiles Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marie Ulery Patrick. Funeral services were conducted February 10, under the direction of Herald and Stewart Funeral Home.

Wince Walters, 90, of Offutt, died Tuesday, February 13, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Young Walters. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Aubrey Collier, 64, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, February 13, at Three Rivers Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Willodene Keaton Collier. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Dorothy Slone, 83, died Thursday, February 15, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 17, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

February 19, 2001

Judy Wallen, 53, of Thealka, died Thursday, February 8, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Mabel Skaggs, 79, died Saturday, February 10, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 13, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Church, under direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Douglas Ray Daniels, 55, died Friday, February 10, at the VA Medical Center in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 12, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.Joseph Emery “Joey” Grim, 24, died Friday, February 9. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 13, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

James Harmon Taylor, 65, died Wednesday, February 7, at Central Baptist Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 10, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Homer Collins, 86, died Thursday, February 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Castle, 23, died Friday, February 9. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Castle. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 13, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Alta Powers Blair, 77, died Thursday, February 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 10, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Marshall Ray Fraley, 47, of Hager Hill, died Sunday, February 11. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 14, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home

February 14, 2001

Anna Lee Meade, 79, died Tuesday, February 6, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Douglas C. Meade. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 9, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charles Edward Hanshaw, 71, of Van Lear, died Monday, February 5, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Mollette Handshaw. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

February 7, 2001

Jerry Allen McCarty, 47, died Monday, January 29, at U.K. Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Marissa Jo Martin McCarty. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Joe Wells Jr., 80, died Monday, January 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Katherine Idigpio Wells. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Willard Sparks, 69, of Sunbury, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 31, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Neva Mae Ramey Sparks. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 3, under the direction of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home.

Cambridge Birdine “C.B.” Arnett, 65, died Wednesday, January 31, at his Salyersville residence. He is survived by his wife, Garnett Sue Craft Arnett. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, under the direction of Magoffin County Funeral Home.

January 31, 2001

Michael R. Sparks, 46, of San Francisco, California, formerly of Johnson County, died Sunday, January 14, at St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco. Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, January 17, at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel. Local services were conducted Saturday, January 27, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

January 26, 2001

Madge Sparks, 97, died Friday, January 19, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Betty Ailene Ealey Robinson, 73, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, January 17, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Billy Robinson Jr. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 20, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lucille Wells Patton, 82, died Saturday, January 20, at Prestonsburg Health Care. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 22, at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church.

Charles Nathaneal Akers, 82, died Sunday, January 21, at his East Point residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 24, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lorraine Clay Wiley, 94, died Monday, January 22, in Paris. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, January 25, at Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.

Francis Castle, 72, of Marion, Ohio, died Sunday, January 21. He is survived by his wife, E. Louise Castle. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 24.

Cynthia Bayes, 77, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, January 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 24, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Billie F. Arrowood, 70, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, January 22, at Select Specialty Care of Barberton. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 25, under the direction of Waite & Son Funeral Homes.

January 24, 2001

Hulda Ratliff Little, 85, died Monday, January 15, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Thursday, January 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, with burial in Highland Memorial Park.

Richard Franklin “Frankie” Spencer, 48, died Monday, January 15, at his Paintsville residence. Funeral services were Thursday, January 18, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial in the Spencer Family Cemetery at Paintsville.

Don Reed, 94, of Stoutsville, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, January 16, at Berger Hospital at Circleville, Ohio. Funeral services were Friday, January 19, at Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home of Circleville.

January 19, 2001

Hester Price, 84, of Paintsville, died Sunday, January 7. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 10, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Dr. Thomas Waller, 68, of Martha, died Thursday, January 11, at his Martha residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 14, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Eric G. Dutton, 47, of Whitehouse, died Saturday, January 13, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Clyde Combs, 84, died Wednesday, January 10, in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Goldia Combs. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 15, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Armatha Lemaster, 75, died Tuesday, January 2, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 15, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Viola May Brown Lewis, 79, of Sandy Hook, died Tuesday, January 9, at Elliott Nursing & Rehab Center, Sandy Hook. She is survived by her husband, D.A. Lewis Jr. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 12, at Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home.

Herman Price, 81, died Sunday, January 14, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 18, at Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church and burial was in Price Cemetery.

January 17, 2001

Hester Price, 84, of Paintsville, died Sunday, January 7. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 10, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

January 12, 2001

Ruby Daniels, 82, died Thursday, December 14, at her Hager Hill residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 17, at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church.

Alice Mae Osborne, 83, died Thursday, January 4, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Pauletta Jude, 45, of Pilgrim, died Friday, January 5, at Bellefonte Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Danny Jude. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 7, under the direction of Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

Julian “J.B.” Hall, 68, died Friday, January 5, at his Oil Springs residence. He is survived by his wife, Toyleen Scott Hall. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 8, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church.

Zora Sparks, 96, died Saturday, January 6, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral sevices were conducted Tuesday, January 9, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Earl Howard Stone, 71, of Sarasota, Florida, died Monday, January 1. He is survived by his wife, Jane H. Stone. Services and burial were private.

Chester E. Ward, 77, died Sunday, January 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Cener. He is survived by his wife, Wauleta Ward. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 10, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Roger Dale Lawson, 53, of Charleston, West Virginia, died Saturday, January 6, in Chicago, Illinois. A memorial service is scheduled for January 20 and arrangements are under the direction of Henson Funeral Home, Barboursville, West Virginia.

January 10, 2001

Helen Irene Butcher, 72, died Tuesday, January 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Butcher. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 5, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Elizabeth A. Libby Holbrook, 82, died Monday, January 1, at her Paintsville residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 4, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Delmer B. Williams, 79, of Columbus, Georgia, formerly of Van Lear, died Monday, December 18, 2000. Graveside services were conducted Friday, December 22, under the direction of McMullen Funeral Home.

January 5, 2001

Francis Marion McKenzie Jr., 47, died Sunday, December 24, 2000, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Wanda G. Reed McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 28, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Edna Faye Spradlin Butcher, 67, died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 2, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Luda Mae Preston, 89, died Thursday, December 28, 2000. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Paul Henry Harman, 67, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at his Paintsville residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 24, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Dovie Marie Cavins LeMasters, 77, died Monday, January 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Robert Arvell LeMaster. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 4, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.