Paintsville native Kenneth Rodger Meade, died Tuesday, October 12, at Pattie A. Clay Hospital.
Mr. Meade was director of the Eastern Kentucky University Bookstore, board member of the Eastern Kentucky University Credit Union and Richmond Kiwanis Club, helped established the Madison County Rescue Squad, president of Kentucky Association of College Bookstores and a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Meade; his parents, James Kenneth and Maggi C. Meade; two daughters, Kimberly Paige Porter and Karen Lynn Meade; one sister, Patricia Meade Case; and one granddaughter.
Burial was in Richmond Cemetery.
Hager Hill resident Grace Scott Thomas, 92, died Tuesday, October 12, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Thomas was born August 17, 1907, in Pike County, to the late W.T. and Emma Smith Scott. She was a postmistress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Thomas, on June 25, 1981.
Survivors include one son, Richard Scott Thomas; four sisters, Esta Marie Conley, Shirley Preston, Billie Jean King and Mildred Pack; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville.
Morris Mitchell Johnson, 77, died Tuesday, October 12, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Johnson was born June 27, 1922, in Johnson County, to the late Stonewall Jackson and Virgie Music Johnson. He was a retired construction worker and veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Johnson, in 1989; and three brothers, Marvin, Norman and Bill Johnson.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry Mitchell Johnson, Billy Johnson and Charles Alvin Johnson; two daughters, Norma Jean Smith and Cheryl McCloud; two brothers, Alvin Johnson and Charles Johnson; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Robinson Family Cemetery at East Point.
Warren G. Riley, 78, died October 13 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Riley was born October 24, 1920, in Breathitt County, to the late Granville and Sylvania Henson Riley. He was a technical engineer, HAM radio operator and member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Wilcox Riley.
Survivors include one son, T.J. Riley; two daughters, Delores Salyer and Wilma Perry; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville.
Charles William Ward, 63, died October 15 at his Ashland residence.
He was born June 7, 1936, in Johnson County, to Shirley Mae Ward Burke and the late Edgar Ted Ward. He was an automotive engineering consultant.
Suvivors include his mother; three sons, Jeffery Mark Landon Ward, Patrick Charles Ward and Scott Charles Ward; one daughter, Debbie Jordan; two brothers; two sisters; eight grandhchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
James Clayton "J.C." Selvage, 72, died October 16 at his Denver residence.
He was born April 6, 1927, in Johnson County, to the late Clate and Louise Wright Selvage. He was an electrician/plumber.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Adams; one daughter, Jamie Selvage Meade; one brother; and two grandchildren.
Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
Topsy Ray Ratliff, 49, died October 17 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
He was born February 10, 1950, in Johnson County, to the late Topsy Ratliff Sr. and Ruby VanHoose Ratliff Sadler.
Survivors include one son, Timothy Ray Ratliff; three brothers; two half brothers; four sisters and three half-sisters.
Burial was in Topsy Ratliff Cemetery at Denver.
Liney Bell Prater, 70, died October 17 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead.
She was born August 20, 1929, at Water Gap, to the late Millard and Elsie Younce Pennington. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curnie Prater.
Survivors include two sons, Robert J. Prater and Richard L. Prater; one daughter, Connie J. Daniels; four brothers; nine sisters; and seven grandchildren.
Burial was in Pennington Family Cemetery.
Julia C. Eakins, 75, of Battle Creek, Michigan, died October 17 at Evergreen Manor.
Mrs. Eakins was born May 18, 1924, in Van Lear, to the late Thomas M. and Teri C. Daniel Young. She retired from Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1970.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Eakins, in 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Tom and Dave Gaiski; one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Ft. Custer National Cemetery.
Opal Mollette, 72, died Tuesday, October 19, at her Paintsville residence.
Mrs. Mollette was born June 1, 1927, in Highland County, Ohio, to the late Orville and Nellie Parr Storer. She was a retired waitress.
Survivors include her husband, James Mollette; three sons, Rickey Dean Mollette, James Timothy Mollette, Ricky Dean Mollette and Bryon Keith Mollette; one brother; one sister; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Mollette Cemetery at Meally.
Paul Harrington, 72, died October 20, at his Van Lear residence.
Born June 26, 1926, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Jim and Lizzie Marshall Harrington.
Survivors include his wife, Lerlie Salisbury Harrington; one daughter, Loretta Harrington; one sister; and two grandchildren.
Burial was in the Spears Family Cemetery at Upper Toler Creek.
Robin Sparks, 85, died Saturday, October 23, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mr. Sparks was born August 27, 1914, in Johnson County, to the late James L. and Cora Ellen Keaton Sparks. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Sparks.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Glen Sparks; four daughters, Pauline Lemaster, Nannie Ward, Delice Whitt and Mary Sorrell; four brothers; one sister; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Nannie Sparks Cemetery at Martha.
Thomas Pelphrey, 69, of Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Saturday, October 23.
Surviving are his wife, Daisy; one aunt, Mrs. Charles Dills; three nephews, and two nieces.