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Johnson County, Kentucky Obituary Collection

Johnson County Obituaries - 2000 - 9

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Date: Monday, 23 November 2009, at 5:31 p.m.

Howard Kerns
1917-2000
Tutor Key resident Howard Kerns, 83, died Saturday, April 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Kerns was born January 14, 1917, in Johnson County, to the late Clarence and Ella McKenzie Kerns. He was a salesman for Branchland Pipe & Supply and an Army veteran of World War II.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Kerns; and a sister, Jessie Kerns.
Surviving are his wife, Olga Daniel Kerns; one daughter, Dadena Kerns Klauser of Seattle, Washington; four brothers, Douglas and Kenneth Kerns, both of Columbus, Ohio, James Kerns of Bob White, West Virginia, and Richard Kerns of Cosby, Tennessee; and three sisters, Evelyn Brown of Volga, Grace Barber of Paintsville and Ruth Maddox of Scott Depot, West Virginia.

James Gullett
James O. "Jim" Gullett, 62, of Lancaster, Tennessee, a native of Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 4, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Gullett was the son of the late Hazel Green Pack and William Sherman Gullett. He was a veteran of Vietnam and served in the U.S. Air Force from April 1955 until his retirement on April 30, 1975. He worked at the William L. Bonnell Company, Gordonsville, Tennessee, for 20 years, retiring on May 31, 1999. He was a member of Carthage Benevolent Lodge No. 14 F & AM, Carthage Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Nashville Body of Shrine and Alexandria Chapter No. 245, OES.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Patrick Gullett.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Kelley Gullett; four sons, James O. and Gary Robert Gullett, both of Marysville, California, Ivan Gullett of Lancaster, Tennessee, and Randy Gullett of Thompkinsville, Kentucky; two daughters, Sharon G. Thompson of Penn Valley, California, and Sandy Green of Thompkinsville; his stepfather, Maurice Parker of Lancaster; three step-children, Cindy Taylor of Tennessee, Tim Nesbitt of Pleasant Shade, Tennessee, and Penny Nay of Gladeville, Tennessee; two brothers, William "Bill" Gullett of Philpot and Marvin E. Gullett of Cave City; and 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Walter Kistner
1925-2000
Walter Scott Kistner, 74, of Bonifay, Florida, died Tuesday, April 4, at Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Alabama.
Mr. Kistner was born July 19, 1925, in Johnson County, to the late Samuel and Goldie Music Kistner. He was a coal miner in Kentucky and West Virginia and retired from Kentucky Depart-ment of Transportation, moving to Bonifay in 1979. He was a member of Winterville Assembly of God Church, Bonifay.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Scottie Kistner, in 1949.
Surviving are his wife, Viola Green Kistner; two sons, Del and Sam Kistner, both of Lakeland, Florida; two daughters, Margaret Rivenbark of Brooksville, Florida, and Angie Campbell of Lakeland; one brother, Eliga Kistner of Paintsville; two sisters, Bessie Green of Logan, West Virginia, and Junie Blevins of Chapman-ville, West Virginia; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

William Mullins
1927-2000
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for William Frank Mullins, 73, who died Thursday, April 6, at King's Daughters' Medical Center, Ashland.
Mr. Mullins was born February 8, 1927, in Floyd County, to the late Thomas Jefferson and Josephine Bryant Mullins. He was a retired school bus driver from the Johnson County Board of Education and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Carrie Mollette Mullins; three sons, James Thurman Mullins of West Van Lear, Rockie Lynn Mullins of Catlettsburg and Gary Franklin Mullins of Johnson City, Tennessee; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Poe of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Minda Davis of Albion, Michigan, Linda Compton of Gary, Indiana, and Birtha Mae Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Howard Kerns
1917-2000
Tutor Key resident Howard Kerns, 83, died Saturday, April 8, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Kerns was born January 14, 1917, in Johnson County, to the late Clarence and Ella McKenzie Kerns. He was a salesman for Branchland Pipe & Supply and an Army veteran of World War II.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Kerns; and a sister, Jessie Kerns.
Surviving are his wife, Olga Daniel Kerns; one daughter, Dadena Kerns Klauser of Seattle, Washington; four brothers, Douglas and Kenneth Kerns, both of Columbus, Ohio, James Kerns of Bob White, West Virginia, and Richard Kerns of Cosby, Tennessee; and three sisters, Evelyn Brown of Volga, Grace Barber of Pikeville and Ruth Maddox of Scott Depot, West Virginia.

Hurshel Kelly
1925-2000
Hurshel Kelly, 74, died Wednesday, April 5, at Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio.
Mr. Kelly was born July 16, 1925, in Morgan County, to the late Emit and Martha Fyffe Kelly. He retired in 1983 from Ashland Coal Company, and prior to that worked as a teacher in Johnson County, as well as Madison County, Ohio.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II with the 43rd Infantry Division and was awarded four Bronze Stars.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Fyffe.
Surviving are four sisters, Jaily Hill of South Solen, Ohio, Yvonne Ison of West Liberty, Helen Brown of Ashland and Connie Fisher of London, Ohio.

Harry Meek
1940-2000
Boons Camp resident Harry Douglas Meek, 59, died Saturday, April 1, at U.K. Medical Center, Lexington.
Mr. Meek was born November 8, 1940, in Johnson County, to the late Willis "Doc" and Mollie Delong Meek. He was retired from South Central Bell Telephone.
Surviving are his wife, Dotty Belle Childers Meek; one son, Harry Douglas Meek II of Oil Springs; one daughter, Felecia Robin Meek Mullins of Meally; five brothers, Donis, Homer and Paul Russell Meek, all of Boons Camp, Aaron Jackson Meek of Thelma and Arnold Lee Meek of Stanville; two sisters, Joyce Blevins of Oil Springs and Darlene Clark of Alexander; and five grandchildren.

Larry Murphy
1949-2000
Larry Michael Murphy, 50, died Saturday, April 1, in Bourbon County.
Mr. Murphy was born May 27, 1949, in Johnson County, to Imogene Collins Murphy and the late Teddy Murphy. He was employed by Lex Mart and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
Surviving are his mother; two sons, Scott and Chris Murphy, both of Mansfield, Texas; three brothers, Tom of Thelma, Steve of Prestonsburg and Mitchell of Van Lear; one sister, Donna Murphy of Jeffersonville, Indiana; and two grandchildren.

William Murphy
1915-2000
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, for William Orville Murphy, 85, who died Tuesday, March 28, at Salyersville Health Care Center.
Mr. Murphy was born July 16, 1915, in Magoffin County, to the late Ike and Cass Combs Murphy. He was an electrical engineer.
Surviving are four sons, Robert L. Murphy of Oil Springs, James O. Murphy of Lompoc, Califor-nia, Paul R. Murphy of Gainesville, Florida, and Ronald Murphy of Osterville, Massachu-setts; one daughter, Pamela S. Anderson of Oil Springs; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Margaret Bowling
1939-2000
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, for Margaret Sue Honeycutt Bowling, 60, who died Wednesday, May 17, at her Paintsville residence.
Mrs. Bowling was born November 9, 1939, in Johnson County, to Fannie Hyden Honeycutt and the late George Honeycutt.
Surviving are her husband, Clyde Bowling; her mother; one son, David W. Bowling of Hager Hill; one daughter, Carol Bowling of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; one brother, George Honeycutt Jr. of La Fontaine, Indiana; one sister, Shelby Harris of Lagro, Indiana; and four grandchildren.

Edgar Castle
1908-2000
Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Edgar Castle, 91, who died Tuesday, May 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Castle was born September 11, 1908, in Johnson County, to the late John C. and Hester Athenington Castle. He owned and operated a saw mill.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Castle.
Surviving are five sons, Danny and Arlie Castle, both of Sitka, Robert Lee Castle of River, Edgar Castle Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and John C. Castle of Port Richie, Florida; one daughter, Loretta Caudill of Lexington; one brother, Hershell Castle of Lowmansville; one sister, Okie Burton of Flat Gap; 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Ann Margraves of Paintsville.

Clara Burton
1908-2000
Clara Burton, 91, died Thursday, May 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Ms. Burton was born June 11, 1908, in Johnson County, to the late Peter Albert and Flora Belle Davis Burton.
Surviving are friends, Mary and Ernest Wilcox of Stambaugh; two great-nephews, Austin Burton of Florida and John Burton of Charlotte, North Carolina; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Burton of McDowell.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Glen Burton.

Erma Haggard
1926-2000
Former Johnson County resident Erma Irene Haggard, 73, of Waynesfield, Ohio, died Saturday, May 13, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Haggard was born May 30, 1926, in Paintsville, to the late Dennis and Cynthia Lemasters Williams. She was a retired molder from National Standard.
She was also preceded in death by one son, John E. Witten; and two sisters.
Surviving are her husband, Carlyle A. Haggard; two sons, Franklin Witten of Marion, Ohio, and James C. Witten of Fayetteville, Tennessee; two brothers, Jim and Tollie Williams, both of Johnson County; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Guy Bond
1911-2000
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Guy Jefferson Bond, 89, who died May 14 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bond was born April 24, 1911, at Red Bush, to the late Jeff and Finetta Cox Bond. He was a bookkeeper.
He was also preceded in death by one son, J.D. Bond; and a daughter, Diana Bond Criner.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Bond; and two grandsons, Michael and Shawn Endicott, both of Paintsville.

Helen Scott
1926-2000
Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, for Helen Scott, 74, of Georgetown, formerly of Paintsville, who died Friday, May 12.
Ms. Scott was born February 2, 1926, in Floyd County, to the late Daniel B. and Hattie Gibson Hicks. She was a nurse.
Surviving are two sons, Keith Scott Jr. of Richmond and Hawley D. Scott of Georgetown; one daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Ferguson of Keaton; and six grandchildren.

Lola Picklesimer
1916-2000
Lola Picklesimer, 84, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Thursday, May 11, at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth.
Mrs. Picklesimer was born January 24, 1916, in Johnson County, to the late Callie and Alta Lemaster Blanton.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paris Picklesimer, in 1986.
Surviving are one son, Phillip Blanton of Waldo, Ohio; one daughter, Glenna Tackett of Lucasville, Ohio; three brothers, Will Blanton of Swamp Branch, Estill Blanton of Warsaw, Indiana, and Charlie Blanton of Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Evelyn Blair of Leander and Sola Ferguson of Zenia, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Alta Melvin
1924-2000
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Alta Mae Melvin, 76, who died Thursday, May 11, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Melvin was born January 6, 1924, in Johnson County, to the late Phonza and Malta Selvage Adams.
Surviving are her husband, Ray Melvin; one son, Brian Melvin of Hager Hill; one daughter, Judy Melvin Montgomery of Dryridge; two sisters, Bessie Ward of West Van Lear and Anna Maude Robinson of Ashland; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jimmy Jones
1960-2000
Jimmy Lee Jones, 40, died Thursday, May 11, at his Martha residence.
Mr. Jones was born March 19, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, to David and Geraldine Boshers Jones. He was disabled.
Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Franklin Dean and Billy Ray Jones, both of Martha; and two sisters, Mary Ann Maxie of Martha and Tammy Lynn Jones of Lexington.

Mary Prater
1912-2000
Mary Prater, 87, died Thursday, May 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Prater was born December 25, 1912, in Lawrence County, to the late Moses and Rosella Preston Dutton.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Prater, in 1980.
Surviving are two sons, Ballard Ray and Clyde S. Prater, both of West Van Lear; three daughters, Betty Lewis of Boons Camp and Jean Mulvhille and Connie Szafran, both of Chicago, Illinois; and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

James Greene
1955-2000
Lowmansville resident James David Greene, 44, died Thursday, May 11, at his residence.
Mr. Greene was born October 4, 1955, in Johnson County, to the late Charlie and Angie Belle Salyers Greene. He was disabled.
Surviving are four sons, David Lowell and Charles Russell Greene, both of Paintsville, and Johnathan and Nathaniel Greene, both of Magoffin County; four brothers, Gary, Alpha and Gene Greene, all of Lowmansville, and Danny Greene of Springfield, Ohio; and four sisters, Goldie Castle of Lowmansville, Sue Swann and Joyce Mills, both of Louisa, and Margarett Preston of Springfield, Ohio.

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