Hager Hill resident Patricia Lou Perrone Blanton, 54, died Thursday, November 25, at her residence.
Mrs. Blanton was born September 24, 1945, in Logansport, Indiana, to Patrick Joseph Pereone and Adeline Marquette Sundy Hatton. She was a billing clerk for Dr. Roe.
Surviving are her husband, Arnold Blanton; her mother; one daughter, Amy Christine Blanton of Hager Hill; one brother, John Francis Perrone of Broadview Heights, Ohio; her stepfather, Emerson Hatton; and one nephew, Patrick Perrone.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, for Laura Belle Webb Phelps, 94, who died Tuesday, November 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Phelps was born March 18, 1905, in Johnson County, to the late John Monroe and Martha Goble Webb.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Phelps, on March 22, 1986; and a son, Denzil Phelps.
Surviving are one son, Bruce A. Phelps of South Shore; two daughters, Marthaleen Phelps Preston of Williamsport and Ernestine Phelps Blair of Clarksville, Tennessee; and 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Joseph Greene, 73, of Prestonsburg, died Thursday, November 25, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Greene was born February 4, 1926, in Floyd County, to the late Newt and Mollie Rose Greene. He was a member of the Baptist faith, a steel worker and a United States Marine Corp veteran of World War II.
Surviving are six sons, Harry Greene of Allen, Joe Douglas Greene of Martin, Blaine Richard and Paul Nathan Greene, both of Columbus, Ohio, Lowell Greene of Georgetown and Ernest Burchell Jr. of Columbus; five daughters, Pauline Prater of Paintsville, Anna Rowland of Meally, Molly Chaffins of Martin, Sandra Rudd of Jackson and Donna Duncan of Commerce, Georgia; one sister, Gracie Craft of Warsaw, Indiana; and 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Josephine Miller Kennard, 88, who died Saturday, November 27, at her Paintsville residence.
Mrs. Kennard was born July 23, 1911, in Magoffin County, to the late Eugene B. and Beulah Patrick Miller.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alton Brooks Kennard, on March 5, 1971; and a son, Alton Brooks Kennard Jr.
Surviving are one son, Robert Brooks Kennard of Kenova, West Virginia; one daughter, Joan Kennard Rudrick of Paintsville; one sister, Violia Miller Williams of Paintsville; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Ernest W. Robinson, 91, of Columbus, Ohio, a former Lucasville, Ohio, resident, died Thursday, November 25, at a Columbus hospital.
Mr. Robinson was born November 19, 1908, in Prestonsburg, to the late Samuel and Josie Music Robinson. He was retired from Majestic Paint Company and a member of Rubyville Community Church.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Kay Robinson; two brothers, Samuel and Earl Robinson; and six sisters, Minnie Arms, Osie Myrtle Patrick, Zora Marshall, Ethel Spencer, Chloe Robinson and Sammie Robinson.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Hannah Robinson, whom he married in 1931 in Paintsville; three sons, Edward Earl Robinson of Lucasville, Verlie Robinson of Bakersfield, California, and Eugene Robinson of Galloway, Ohio; two daughters, Neva Ruth Spencer of Columbus and Freda Barkley of Grove City, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mary Louise Hall, 74, died Wednesday, November 24, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hall was born May 27, 1925, in Floyd County, to the late Burns and Emma Baldridge Honeycutt.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Hall, on August 10, 1974; and one daughter, Janet Morrison.
Surviving are four sons, James Hall of Lowmansville, Phillip Hall of Paintsville, Ernie Hall of Prestonsburg and Roger Hall of Ashland; two daughters, Debbie Meek of East Point and Patricia Newsome of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Hansford Honeycutt of Auxier and Charles Honeycutt of Florida; two sisters, Hazel Sergent of Florida and Helen Amato of Omaha, Nebraska; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Violet Moore Thompson, 73, died November 29 at her Louisa residence.
Mrs. Thompson was born January 16, 1926, at Wilbur, to the late Sam and Fannie Howard Moore.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Moore; and one sister, Alkie Young.
Surviving are her husband, Grover Thompson; four sons, Henry, Billy, James and Ronnie Thompson, all of Louisa; four daughters, Shirley Baldwin and Earlene Baldwin, both of Staffordsville, Kathy Senters of Louisa and Betty Castle of Louisville; five brothers, Herman, Charlie, Denver, Thurman and Arthur Moore, all of Louisa; four sisters, Stella Johnson, Beatrice Stambaugh and Hazel Burchett, all of Louisa, and Irene Diamond of Fallsburg; and 23 grandchildren, one step-grandchild and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, for Henry Grady Blair, 82, who died Wednesday, December 29, at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester.
Mr. Blair was born August 22, 1917, in Johnson County, to the late John and Rosie Colvin Blair. He was retired from Bartley Tree Company.
Surviving are his wife, Malta Fairchild Blair; two sons, Grady G. Blair of Winchester and George A. Blair of Lexington; two brothers, Wayne Blair of Staffordsville and Paul H. Blair of Dola, Ohio; one sister, Maxie Powers of Salyersville; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Officiating at services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Elders John R. Pelphrey and Philip Caudill.
Burial was in Rice Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Cline Blanton Jr.
Cline Blanton Jr., 64, of Kettering, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. Cline was retired from Harrison Radiator.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Blanton; one daughter, Brenda Noble of Hindman; one son, Gary Blanton of Beavercreek, Ohio; his mother, Neva Craft of Milford Center, Ohio; six sisters, Jean Fitch of Oil Springs, Berta Clifford of Milford Center, Joyce Williams and Jodi Powers, both of Pickerington, Ohio, and Crystal Penix and Mary Vanhoose, both of Pataskala, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 27, at Newcomer-Barclay Funeral Home of Kettering, Ohio.
Burial was in David's Cemetery.
This obituary is courtesy of Paintsville Funeral Home.
Helen L. Cantrell, 63, died December 20, 1999, at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital.
Mrs. Cantrell was born in Madison County, Ohio, on March 26, 1936, to the late William and Ruby Henry. She was a member of Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church of Columbus.
Surviving are her husband, Loman Cantrell Jr; one son, Phillip Cantrell; one daughter, Debra S. Henry; two sisters, Sharon McKenzie and Ruby Steint, both of Columbus; and two brothers, Arthur and Clarence Henry, both of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; and one grandson, Michael Henry.
Funeral services were held December 22 at the O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus, with Revs. Tennis Mullins and John Daniels officiating.
Graveside services were held December 23 at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Aredith Wiley Sparks, 85, who died Saturday, December 25, at Boons Memorial Hospital, Madison, West Virginia.
Mrs. Sparks was born April 12, 1914, in Johnson County, to the late Lynn and Molly VanHoose Wiley.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norvil Sparks, in 1986.
Surviving are four sons, Dorsel Earl Sparks of Madison, Norvil Sparks Jr. of Hatfield, West Virginia, Harold Gene Sparks of Malden, West Virginia, and Donald Ray Sparks of Huntington, West Virginia; and six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Ivan Butcher officiating.
Burial was in Preston Cemetery at River.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, 1999, for Emma Hall, 84, who died Sunday, December 26, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Hall was born May 31, 1915, in Offutt, to the late J.L. and Clearinda Music Parker.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Hall, in 1969.
Surviving are five sons, Eugene, Virgil and Gary Hall, all of Meally, Arthur F. Hall of Flat Gap and James Martin Hall of Hager Hill; one daughter, Mary Kirk of Meally; and 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Officiating at services at Preston Funeral Home Chapel was J.M. Scott.
Burial was in Luster Short Cemetery at Meally.
Retired counselor Margaret Louise Ratliff Perkins, 55, died Monday, December 27, at her Paintsville residence.
Mrs. Perkins was born April 3, 1944, in Johnson County, to the late Dennis and Delphia Wilcox Ratliff.
Surviving are her husband, George E. Perkins; one son, Dennis Perkins of Paintsville; one daughter, Laura L. Sammons of Thelma; one brother, Kenneth Ratliff of Marion, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Phillip Spradlin and Roger Thornsbury officiating.
Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville.
Steve Matijasic, 79, of Austintown, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 22, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Mr. Matijasic was born October 20, 1920, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Joseph and Jenny Matijasic. He was a steel worker for Youngstown Sheet & Tube &emdash; Campbell Works, retiring after 31 years. He was also a WW II veteran of the Army 9th Infantry Division and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He served in North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany. He was a manager in the Austintown Little League for several years.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa Matijasic of Austintown; one son, Thomas Matijasic of Paintsville; one daughter, Cindy Allegretto of Boardman, Ohio; and one sister, Rose Freeburg of Vienna, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, at Lane Funeral Home of Austintown and at Immaculate Heart of Mary, with Father Popovich officiating.
Burial was in Green Haven Cemetery.
John Porter Sr.
Funeral services were held yesterday, Tuesday, December 28, for John Virgil Porter, Sr., 87, formerly of Johnson County, who died Thursday, December 23, in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
Mr. Porter was born January 23, 1912, at Dewey in Floyd County, to the late Henry Walker and Hedda Ina McFarland Pelphrey he was a retired educator, businessman and veteran. He was the superintendent of Johnson County Schools when Johnson Central High School and Porter Elementary were built. Over a tenure of more than 40 years, he served the county school system in areas as a teacher at several one room schools, supervisor of schools, head teacher at West Van Lear and principal at both Flat Gap and Oil Springs high schools. He also doubled as a woodworking instructor at Mayo Vocational School while he was supervisor of schools. At one time he had owned and managed the Spur Bottling Plant, two service stations and a dry cleaners shop. He was also a Lieutenant JG with the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Porter was a past member of the First Christian Church of Paintsville where he served as an elder during the 1950s and 1960s. Subsequently, he transferred his membership to the Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington. He was a graduate of Van Lear High School, where he played football for the Van Lear Bank Mules, Pikeville College and Western Kentucky Teachers College.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean Williams Lybrook Porter; two sons, Joseph and John, both of Paintsville; one stepson, David Lybrook of Lehigh Acres; one stepdaughter, Arnetta Lybrook of Lehigh Acres; and five grandchildren, Brittany Porter, John Virgil Porter III and Darcy Jo, all of Paintsville; and David Lybrook and Lindsay Lybrook Martin, both of Lexington.
Officiating at 2 p.m. services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Jerry Castle.
Burial was held at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.