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Deaths in Eastern Kentucky
as reported in the Floyd County Times

Johnson County

June 16, 2003

Gelain Baldridge, 81, of native of Johnson County, died Monday, June 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Arbutus Louis Burgess Baldridge. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 13, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Eulah Curtis, 87, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, June 8. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 11, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Loretta Gillispie, 73, native of Meally, died Thursday, June 5, at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, James Gillispie. A memorial service was conducted Friday, June 13, at the Country Club Church of Christ in Xenia, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of Jackson Lytie & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio. Burial was at Meally.

Delphia Jane Jackson, 67, a native of Johnson County, died Tuesday, June 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Bobby Gene Litton, 37, of Stambaugh, died Sunday, June 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 12, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lenore Hall Gullett McClellan, 94, Johnson County native, died Monday, June 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 12, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

William Marion Mollett, 82, Johnson County native, died Monday, June 9, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Spears Mollett. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 11, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Lorraine Parsons, 80, a native of Johnson County, died at Sayre Christian Village in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Harry Russell Salyer, 80, of Paintsville, died Friday, June 6, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 8, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

June 9, 2003

Bascom Willard Castle, 79, of Tutor Key, died Tuesday, May 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Fletcher Castle. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 29, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Marvie A. Estep, 49, died Wednesday, May 28. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, May 31, at 1:30 p.m., at Patty Flat Cemetery in Fuget. Arrangements were under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Delphia Jane Jackson, 67, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, June 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Timothy Justice, 38, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, June 3. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gaye Justice. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

Alice Music, 84, a native of Johnson County, died at Wabash Skilled Care Center in Wabash, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 4, under the direction of Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel in Wabash, Indiana.

Lorraine Parsons, 80, of Lexington, a native of Johnson County, died Monday, June 2, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 6, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

James Harold Ratliff, 70, a Johnson County native, died Saturday, May 17, at home. He is survived by his wife, Loraine Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Lucy Setser, 98, of East Point, died Saturday, May 31, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Paintsville, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 3, under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, Prestonsburg.

Betty Lou Tackett, 55, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, May 22, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 25, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Dencil Lee “Beechnut” Tackett, 77, a Johnson County native, died Friday, May 16, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 18, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

June 2, 2003

Bascom Willard Castle, 79, of Tutor Key, died Tuesday, May 27, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center, Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, Meggie Fletcher Castle. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 29, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Clyde Russell Dollarhide, 67, of Paintsville, died Monday, May 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.He is survived by his wife, Betty Helen McCoy Dollarhide. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 29, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Garnet McKenzie Salyer, 76, of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Harry Russell Salyer. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 28, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

March 17, 2003

Eva Mae (Collins) Branham, 81, Johnson County native, died March 1, at home. She is survived by her husband, Elzie Branham. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 5, under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash, Indiana.

Tiffany Anne Briggs, 20, died Sunday, March 2, at her home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 5, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

James Milton Copley, 65, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 2, at Hazard Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 6, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. 

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, for Sylvia Dotson, 93, native of Johnson County, who died at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Demis Fairchild, 72, of Staffordsville, died Monday, March 3, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Blair Fairchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 6, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Eddie Kimbler, 59, Johnson County native, died Wednesday, February 26. He is survived by his wife, Martha Cantrell Kimbler. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 1, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edith Sadler McKenzie, 78, of Stambaugh, died Thursday, February 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 1, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Glen Montgomery, 69, native of Paintsville, died Wednesday, February 26. He is survived by his wife, Faye Price Montgomery. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 1, under direction of Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville.

Clinton Patrick, 69, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, March 4, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Edith Coleman Patrick. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 7, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Albert Edward “Bubby” Prater, 59, died Friday, February 21, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 23, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Larry G. Ramey, 52, native of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 2, at home. He is survived by his wife, Shirley West Ramey. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 5, under the direction of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, Ohio.

William Lefrance Rigsby, 76, of Paintsville, died Sunday, March 9, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Castle Rigsby. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Edith Stambaugh, 86, of Sitka, died Thursday, March 6, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 9, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

March 3, 2003

Rev. Carl Bryan Baldridge, 74, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Feb. 23, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 26, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Billy E. Daniels, 70, native of Johnson County, died Friday, Feb. 21, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Aye Daniels. Funeral services were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Josephine Morgan Belhasen Howard, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 14, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

February 24, 2003

George Michael Baker, 51, of Staffordsville, died Monday, Feb. 17, at Highland Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Zondra Vanhoose Baker. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb.20, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Ernest Chandler, 71, died Friday, Feb. 14, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Chandler. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 17, under the direction of Preston Funeral Chapel.

Thelma Boyd Conley, 92, native of Johnson County, died Monday, Feb. 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Orville Conley. Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Nora Evel Franklin, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 31, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.

Marietta Fairchild Goble, 92, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, Feb. 16, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 19, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Getrude Daniels Hayes, 84, native of Stambaugh, died Monday, Feb. 10. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 13, under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Cecil Horn, 85, of Williamsport, died Monday, Feb. 10, at Martin County Health Care Facility at Inez. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 14, under the direction of Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.

Elder Virgil Howard, 85, of Clintwood, Virginia, formerly of Tutor Key, died Thursday, Feb. 13, in Clintwood. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 16, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Sylvia Patrick Kelly, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 13, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Kelly. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 16, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home.

Robbie Carroll Lemaster, 23, died Saturday, February 15. He is survived by his wife, Brandy Lynn Ramey Lemaster. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 18, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Tara Susanne Daniel Maxie, 28, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Highland Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Daniel E. Maxey. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 16, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Arnold Mollette, 90, of Offutt, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 14, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

William Hayes Perkins, 52, of Wabash, Illinois, formerly of Van Lear, died Monday, Feb. 17. He is survived by his wife, Dottie Perkins. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 21, under the direction of Phelps and Son Funeral Home.

February 3, 2003

Lola Belle Blair, 91, died Friday, January 24, at Ridgeway Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owingsville. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 28, at the Wells Family Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home.

Goldie Daniel Castle, 82, died Thursday, January 23, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Janaury 25, under the direction of Preston Funeral Chapel.

Uyvonna Lynn Cantrell, 52, died Thursday, January 23, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Eulas Paul Cantrell. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 26, under the direction of Preston Funeral Chapel.

January 27, 2003

Frank “Hylo” Brown, 80, died Friday, January 17, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home.

Larry Edward Caudill, a Johnson County native, died Sunday, January 19, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Marlene Gullett Caudill. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Harry Gambil Childers, 88, of Meally, died Sunday, January 19, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 22, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home.

William Hubert “Bill” Doster, 78, died Friday, January 17, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Delores Doster. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, January 19, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Henry Frazier, 72, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, January 8, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 11, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.

Ova E. Green, 65, a Johnson county native, died Saturday, January 18, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Emma Lemaster Green. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, January 22, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Charlie Van Hoose Jr., native of Paintsville, died Tuesday, January 14, at Community Hospital in Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 17, under the direction of Richards, Raff, and Dunbar Memorial Home.

Eddie Lee Patrick II, 22, died Monday, January 13. He is survived by his wife, April Nicole Setser Patrick. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 16, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Walter Lee Lemaster Sr., died Saturday, January 18. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 21, under the direction of Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.

William P. “Wendell” Stafford, 61, a native of Paintsville, died Sunday, January 19, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 23, under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio.

Rebecca Short Waldridge, 41, native of Paintsville, died Tuesday, January 21, at home. She is survived by her husband, Norman Waldridge. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 24, under the direction of Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home.

January 13, 2003

David Clinton Belcher, died Thursday, January 2, at U.K. Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 6, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

Nancy A. Lauffer, 71, died Monday, January 6, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Harry B. Lauffer. Private graveside services were conducted Monday, January 6, at Highland Memorial Park.

Geneva Meeks, 85, of Flatwoods, a Johnson County native, died Saturday, January 4. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 7, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home.

Clyde Moses “Moe” Ray, 67, died Tuesday, December 31, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 3, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel.

Geneva Kestner Rice, 82, a Johnson County native, died Monday, December 30. She is survived by her husband, James Rice. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 4, under the direction of Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home.