Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 2, for Tim Keen, 50, who died Sunday, January 30.
Mr. Keen was born December 4, 1949, in Johnson County, to Jimmy and Maxine Keen. He was a taxi driver.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Keen, in 1972, and Andy Keen, infancy.
Surviving are his parents; and two brothers, Josh Keen of Van Lear and Terry Keen of Cleveland, Ohio.
Former Johnson County resident Ruby Vaughan Flax, 88, died Friday, January 28, at Jo-Lin Health Care Facility, Ironton, Ohio.
Mrs. Flax was born August 21, 1911, in Johnson County, to the late Benjamin Roscoe and Julia Sturgill Vaughan. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Liebman Flax, in 1987.
Surviving are several nephews and nieces.
Sitka resident Gypsie Lee Woods Lemaster, 94, died Thursday, January 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Lemaster was born February 17, 1905, in Johnson County, to the late Frank and Laura Webb Woods.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Lemaster; three sons, Charles, Herbert and Tom Lemaster; and three daughters, Lucille Crislip, Edith Sparks and Fredia Lemaster.
Surviving are three sons, Robert and Clifford Lemaster, both of Sitka, and Frank Lemaster of Marion, Ohio; one daughter, Gracie McCoy of Paintsville; and 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Georgine (Maxine) Wells, 66, died Wednesday, January 26, at Three Rivers Medical Center.
Mrs. Wells was born March 30, 1933, in Johnson County, to the late James and Ruth Murphy Trimble.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wells, in 1983.
Surviving are one son, James Wells of Inez; two brothers, James Carl Trimble of Marion, Ohio, and Donnie Earl Trimble of Gallion, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Trimble Ramey and Elizabeth Ann Trimble, both of Van Lear; one half sister, Anna Cantrell of Salyersville; and two step-grandchildren.
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Judy Castle, 46, who died Wednesday, January 26, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Castle was born November 5, 1953, to Mabel McKenzie Cantrell and the late Fonzie Cantrell.
Surviving are her husband, William Lynn Castle of Flat Gap; her mother; three sons, Chris, Chico and Simon Castle, all of Flat Gap; one daughter, Hope Castle of Lexington; and three brothers, Bob Cantrell of Flat Gap and Ollie and Dick Cantrell, both of Arkansas.
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Donald Gene Fyffe II, 18, died Friday, January 28, at UK Medical Center.
Mr. Fyffe was born October 7, 1981, in Johnson County, to Donald and Carolyn Burchett Fyffe. He was a senior at Johnson Central High School.
Surviving are his parents; one sister, Stacy Carol Caudill of Wittensville; paternal grandmother; and maternal grandparents.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Lillian Brown, 96, who died Monday, January 31, at her Van Lear residence.
Mrs. Brown was born September 28, 1903, in Johnson County, to the late Sanford and Dora Bayes Tackett.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, O.T. Brown, in 1982.
Surviving are one brother, Harvey Tackett of West Van Lear; and one sister, Lorraine Conley of Hager Hill.
Retired teacher Colleen Williams, 71, died Sunday, January 30.
Mrs. Williams was born April 13, 1928, in Johnson County, to the late Milton and Audrey Coyer Grim. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was retired from the Johnson County School System.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Williams Jr.
Surviving are three sons, Tim Williams of Staffordsville, Charles "Chuke" Williams III of Louisa and R.J. Williams of Boons Camp; three brothers, Doug, Kenny and Bob Grim; six sisters, June VanHoose, Patsy Hall, Opal Castle, Jerry Daniels, and Gail and Kathy; and four grandchildren.
Former Johnson County resident James Jackson McKenzie, 70, died Monday, January 24, at his Ashland residence.
Mr. McKenzie was born July 14, 1929, in Johnson County, to the late Ora and Belva Boggs McKenzie. He was a retired transport driver from Ashland Oil and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Maxine Witten McKenzie; three daughters, Jamie Kersey of Ashland and Vickie Caniff and Teresa Meade, both of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Audrey Jones of Mt. Sterling and Bernice Ferguson of Keaton; and six grandchildren.
David Lee Webb, 56, of Little River, South Carolina, died Saturday, January 22, at his residence.
Mr. Webb was born in Kentucky to Gayle Slone and the late James Paul Melvin. He was retired from IBM Corp and was a Vietnam Army veteran. After his retirement, he worked part-time at State Line Video.
Surviving are his mother, Gayle Slone of Paintsville; his wife, Joan A. Webb of Little River; one brother, Ernest Webb of Bluff City, Tennessee; three sisters, Donna Tackett of Paintsville, Brenda Williams of Greenville, Mississippi, and Diana Scadden of North Ridgeville, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, January 28, for Anna Corte, 77, who died January 24 at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Corte was born April 27, 1922, in Johnson County, to the late Harry and Betty Ellen Davis Blanton. She was a sales person.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tony Corte.
Surviving are two sisters, Jewell Lang of Eustis, Florida, and Marie Dutton of Trenton City, Ohio; and two nieces.
Clarence "Jack" Endicott, 87, died Friday, December 31, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Endicott was born May 18, 1912, in Martin County, to the late Edward and Essie Horn Endicott. He was a coal miner.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lodessia Baldwin Endicott, on May 13, 1983.
Surviving are two sons, Gary and Wayne Endicott; three brothers, Walter and Paul Endicott, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Calvin Endicott of Lima, Ohio; four sisters, Minerva Endicott of Inez, Margie Gillespie of Huntington, West Virginia, and Anna Griffin and Pauline Murray, both of Lima, Ohio; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Volga resident Herma Lee Church, 79, died Friday, January 21, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Church was born September 20, 1920, in Johnson County, to the late Ervin and Winnie Banks Daniel. She was retired from Star Fire Motel.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas "Tom" Church.
Surviving are two sons, James T. Church of Flat Gap and Bobby R. Church of Alloy, West Virginia; one daughter, Bonnie J. Riddle of Bluffton, Indiana; one brother, Bobby Dean Daniels; three sisters, Anna Trimble of Barnetts Creek, Edna Daniel of Goochland, Virginia, and Teresa Meade of Tutor Key; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 22, for Sanford Sherwood Williams, 71, who died Wednesday, January 19, at his Flat Gap residence.
Mr. Williams was born March 29, 1928, in Johnson County, to the late Albert and Ninevah Stapleton Williams. He was a retired meterman from Big Sandy RECC.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Christine Cochran Williams, on November 2, 1992.
Surviving are three daughters, Sharon McCarty of Louisa, Brenda Williams of Sitka and Pam Parker of Flat Gap; one sister, Lena Teague of Dayton, Ohio; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bobbie Ruth Sparks, 77, died Thursday, January 20, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Sparks was born August 31, 1922, in East Stone Gap, Virginia, to the late Earnest and Nannie Bledsoe Daughtery.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, O.D. Sparks Jr., M.D.
Surviving are one son, Richard L. Sparks of Mid West City, Oklahoma; one stepson, Ronald F.R. Sparks of London; two daughters, Sarah L. Sparks of Midwest City and Teresa S. Ferries of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Howard Sparks of Paintsville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Nellie Johnson, 70, who died Sunday, January 23, at her Hager Hill residence.
Mrs. Johnson was born September 6, 1929, in Johnson County, to the late Floyd and Rhoda Alice Spradlin Haney.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Johnson, on May 16, 1975.
Surviving are one sister, Josephine Spriggs of Meally; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 26, for Nolda Castle, 94, who died January 23 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Castle was born June 3, 1905, in Lawrence County, to the late Martin and Mary Brown Castle. She was a former resident of Georges Creek, Lowmansville, and was the oldest member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Castle; three sons, Bobby, Floyd and James Douglas Castle; and one daughter, Kathleen Castle.
Surviving are three sons, Carl and Dallas Castle, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Lester Castle of Michigan; five daughters, Garnett Ratliff of Staffordsville, Irene Melvin and Louise Melvin, both of Paintsville, Eva Lee VanHoose of Wittensville and June Fitch of Springfield; and 37 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Retired miner Jessie Butcher, 78, died Tuesday, January 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Butcher was born November 20, 1921, in Johnson County, to the late Thomas H. and Pearl Bowling Butcher.
Surviving are three brothers, Frank, Hershell and Thomas, all of Wabash, Indiana; and three sisters, Dorothy Burke and Joann Music, both of Wabash, and Thelma Hash of Florida.