Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, for Patsy Jean Spencer Rosiek, 58, who died Wednesday, May 10, at her Van Lear residence.
Mrs. Rosiek was born March 2, 1942, in Jackson County, to the late Perry and Dorothy Shepard Spencer.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Rosiek, on December 12, 1999.
Surviving are one son, Tony Rosiek of Covington; two daughters, Mary Hackworth of Ivel and Kimberly Adams of Winchester; two brothers, Edwin Spencer of Belville, Michigan, and Kenneth Spencer of Mason, Ohio; one sister, Corrina Patrick of Winchester; and four grandchildren.
Leander resident Nolan Walter Vaughan, 93, died Wednesday, May 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Vaughan was born November 28, 1906, in Floyd County, to the late Walter and Callie Conley Vaughan. He was an educator for over 50 years.
Surviving are his wife, Alva Hackworth Vaughan; two sons, Douglas Vaughan of Grafton, Wisconsin, and Roger Vaughan of Russell; four daughters, Judy Vaughan of Leander, Elaine Gregg of Fort Worth, Texas, Linda Clouse of Cookeville, Tennessee, and Wilma Vaughan Croley of Dayton, Ohio; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Marjorie Christine Trossky, 80, died Tuesday, May 9, at her Paintsville residence.
Mrs. Trossky was born December 13, 1919, in Gypsie, West Virginia, to the late Levi B. and Dollie Bethel Hayhurst.
Surviving are her husband, Samuel V. Trossky; one daughter, Brenda Kammerling of Indianapolis, Indiana; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James A. Knight
Judge James A. Knight, 63, died Thursday, May 11, at his Paintsville residence.
Mr. Knight was born February 1, 1937, in Letcher County, to the late Olen Knight and Willa Mae Barker. He served as 24th Circuit judge from November 1980 to January 2000, was a member of Big Sandy Shriners and Kentucky Bar Association and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Julia Conley Knight; three daughters, Jayme Runyon and Beth Phelps, both of Paintsville, and Leigh Ann Furcolow of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, Gary and Wendell Knight, both of Paintsville; and four grandchildren.
Phyllis Ann Fletcher, 63, died Thursday, May 4, at her Dunedin, Florida, residence.
Mrs. Fletcher was born in Johnson County. She was vice president of Bank of Oldsmar and was a member of Curlew Baptist Church, Palm Harbor, Florida.
Surviving are her husband, James R. "Bob" Fletcher; her mother, Martha Hackworth, of Riceville; three sons, Larry Fletcher of Spring Valley, Ohio, James Fletcher of Palm Harbor and Mark Fletcher of Oldsmar, Florida; one daughter, Carmen Jacobs of Oldtown, Florida; seven brothers, Paul and Russell Hackworth, both of Paintsville, Joe, Delbert and Terry Hackworth, all of Riceville, John Hackworth of Decatur, Indiana, and Kennith Hackworth of West Liberty; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Herbert Jr. Davis, 77, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died on Friday, May 5, at his home.
Mr. Davis was born in Johnson County, to the late Charles Herbert Davis and Mary Ann Castle Davis. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he served for more than 22 years. He was a World War II veteran and also served in Vietnam. After retirement, he resided in Miami, Florida, where he worked with the police department until he retired. He then moved to Jackson.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Phelps Davis, in 1991.
Surviving are one son, Keith Roger Davis of Jackson; one brother, Frank Davis of Meally; and three sisters, Mrs. Earl Haney of Meally, Mrs. John Hudson of Avana, Ohio and Jacqueline Davis of Paintsville.
Former Johnson County resident Clara B. Adams, 78, of Wabash, Indiana, died Thursday, May 4, at Wabash Skilled Care Center.
Mrs. Adams was born December 28, 1921, at Sitka, to the late Gilbert and Mae Salyer Young. She was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Somerset.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Adams Jr., on July 26, 1984; one brother; and two sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Judy Satterthwaite of North Manchester, Indiana; two sons, Dean Adams of Wabash and David Adams of Sacramento, California; two sisters, Pearl Welsh of Murray and Madge Pack of North Manchester; and three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 10, for Garland Dixon, 84, who died Sunday, May 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Dixon was born March 16, 1916, in Johnson County, to the late Rolla and Lillie Conley Dixon. He was co-owner of Evan-Dixon Core Drilling.
Surviving are his wife, Alleen Frary Dixon; two sons, Roger D. Dixon of Hopkins, Michigan, and Kenneth R. Dixon of Loveland, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Schroyer of Paintsville and Annabelle Daniel of Allegan, Michigan; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Hazel Tackett, 55, who died Monday, May 8, at her Sitka residence.
Mrs. Tackett was born February 12, 1945, in Floyd County, to the late Marion and Dorothy Shepherd Brown.
Surviving are her husband, Milton Tackett; three sons, Jeff and Frankie Tackett, both of Sitka, and Anthony Tackett of Auxier; one daughter, Patricia Tackett of Sitka; three brothers, Dewey, Jimmy and Walter Brown, all of Staffordsville; two half brothers, Malcom Brown of West Prestonsburg and Clinton Patrick of Staffordsville; and one sister, Elizabeth Crum of Boons Camp.
Retired beautician Anna Ruth Sublett, 74, died Wednesday, May 3, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Sublett was born December 15, 1925, in Boyd County, to the late O.I. and Alta Daniels Williams.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elza Thomas Sublett, in 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Alan Sublett of Paintsville and Joe David Sublett of Oil Springs; two daughters, Rebecca Sublett of Allen and Joan Cantrell of Hager Hill; two sisters, Thelma Jewell Hamilton of Paintsville and Dordena DeRossett of Prestonsburg; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Sophia Lavada Y. Picklesimer, 69, of Springfield, Ohio, died Sunday, June 25, at her residence.
Mrs. Picklesimer was born June 26, 1930, in Paintsville, to the late Bill and Flossie Daniels Young. She attended the Beatty Freewill Baptist Church and was a foster parent for many years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Picklesimer, on October 6, 1997; one grandson, Andy Picklesimer; and a brother and sister in their youth.
Surviving are one daughter, Sherry (Lewis) Mann; one son, Chris (Robin) Picklesimer; two brothers, Hubert (Betty) Young and Glenn (Jessie) Young; three sisters, Lola Faye Chandler of River and Mrs. Charles E. Rice and Shirlee Picklesimer, both of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 28, at Jackson, Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, with Revs. John S. Wallace and Paul Calvert officiating.
Burial followed in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Former Johnson County resident Zelda Bailey, 95, died Monday, June 26, at Carter Health Care Center, Grayson.
Mrs. Bailey was born April 17, 1905, at Nippa, to the late Bascom and Julia Hylton VanHoose.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hirst Bailey.
Surviving are three sons, Charles Bailey of Webster, Florida, and Dave and Ferrell Bailey, both of Grayson; six daughters, Jean DesJardin of Hale, Michigan, Florence Prucnell of Port Charlotte, Florida, Faye Music and Bula Alley, both of Ashland, Martha Ward of Etna Green, Indiana, and Jennie Klug of St. Claire Shores, Michigan; and 25 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 30, at Sparks Funeral Home, with J.K. Caudill officiating.
Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa.
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East Point resident Simon Davis, 47, died Tuesday, June 27, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Mr. Davis was born September 20, 1952, in Johnson County, to the late Ivan and Dorothy Smith Davis. He was a laborer.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Spradlin Davis; one son, James W. Davis of Flat Gap; one daughter, Jennifer L. Hatfield of East Point; three brothers, Larry Davis of Wittensville, Kenneth Davis of Hager Hill and Randall Davis of Paintsville; three sisters, Linda Kimbler of Oil Springs, Geneva Wiley of Paintsville and Lisa Spears of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 30, at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Ted Dawson and Lee Music officiating.
Burial was in Davis-Gullett Cemetery at Hager Hill.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Blake Andrew Farmer who died Friday, June 30, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Blake Andrew was the son of Bryan Keith and Marlena Jude Farmer.
Other survivors include paternal grandparents, Ronald and Lana Farmer; maternal grandfather, Wilburn Osborn; and several uncles and an aunt.
He was also the maternal grandson of the late Easter Jude.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 4, at the family cemetery at Ulysses.
James Thomas Stambaugh
James Thomas “Tommy” Stambaugh, 57, died Thursday, June 29, at Rockcastle County Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Stambaugh was born June 22, 1943, in Johnson County, to the late Una and Alice Preston Stambaugh. He was an office manager for Colley Block and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two sons, David and Danny Stambaugh, both of Hager Hill; two brothers, Mike Stambaugh of Van Lear and Joe Stambaugh of Paintsville; and one sister, Nancy Carol Click of Hager Hill.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 2, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Ratliff and Hedgel Golden officiating.
Burial was in the Stambaugh-Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Reed Hurt
Mary Reed Hurt, 73, died Thursday, June 29, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Hurt was born January 19, 1927, to the late Dave and Priscilla Hurt Reed. She was a homemaker.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Earnest Hurt.
Survivors include two brothers, Sammie Reed and Stewart Hall, both of East Point; and two sisters, Billie Jeane Reed of East Point and Gracie Knotts of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 3, at the East Point Church of Christ with Brother Dave Flanery officiating.
Burial was in the Ramey Cemetery at East Point under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
Marlie Collins, 69, of Fairborn, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 27, at Miami Valley Hospital.
Mrs. Collins was born April 23, 1931, in Floyd County, to the late Jessie and Jane Newsome Vance. She was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Arkenbert States Auxiliary Unit 6861 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2641, Fairborn.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and a granddaughter.
Surviving are one son, Mikell Collins of Fairborn; three daughters, Carolyn Walters and Carla Henson, both of Fairborn, and Carleen Craig of Donnelsville, Ohio; two sisters, Mamie Vance of Michigan and Marie Davidson of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Ron Brown of Beavercreek, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 30, at Belton Funeral Home of Fairborn, with Rev. Shawn Hicks officiating.
Burial followed in Byron Cemetery.
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