Retired miner Thurman Skaggs, 80, died Sunday, July 2, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Skaggs was born February 12, 1920, in Lawrence County, to the late Jonah and Virgie Young Skaggs.
Surviving are his wife, Mabel Conley Skaggs; one son, Stanley Skaggs of Lowmansville; six daughters, Judy Salyer of Wittensville, Denise Sparks of Lowmansville and Darcie Rogers, Debbie Miller, Jewell Blevins and Kathy Ross, all of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Buell and Joe Skaggs, both of Lowmansville, and Herbert Skaggs of Ulysses; two sisters, Pauline Lemaster of Ulysses and Ruth Martin of Barboursville, West Virginia; and 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 5, at Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, with Terry Conley, Ellis Hamilton and Richard Salyer officiating.
Burial was in Skaggs Young Cemetery at Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Taylor Music Jr.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 13, for Taylor Music Jr., 70, of Leander, who died July 9 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Music was born May 10, 1930, in Floyd County, to the late Taylor Sr. and Emily Burchett Music. He was retired from Adams Construction Company and an Army veteran.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Janice Rowland.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Music; one son, Raymond Music of Leander; two daughters, Tammy Cantrell of Leander and Teresa Keaton of Keaton; two brothers, Henry Music of Flat Gap and James Music of Tennessee; one sister, Laura Hall of Paintsville; and six grandchildren.
Officiating at 1 p.m. services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel will be Revs. Lowell Pelphrey and M.T. Womack Jr.
Burial will follow in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, for Gladys Davis, 81, who died Wednesday, July 5, at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington.
Ms. Davis, formerly of Johnson County, was the daughter of the late William and Amanda Stambaugh Davis. She was retired from food service work as manager of the dining services at the Howard Hotel in Paintsville.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Surviving are three brothers, Walter and Ray Davis, both of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and Willie Jay Davis of Baltimore, Maryland; three sisters, Verna Jane Wells, Doris Travis and Roberta Hutchison, all of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Officiating at 11:30 a.m. services at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home will be Rev. C.J. Murray.
Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
Arthie Daniels Castle, 80, of Ashland, died Sunday, July 2, at Berea Hospital.
Mrs. Castle was born December 29, 1919, in Johnson County, to the late Artho and Minnie Rebecca Brown. She was a retired seamstress from C.H. Parsons Department Store.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Castle, in January.
Surviving are one son, Lonnie Castle of Morehead; two daughters, Carolyn Castle of Berea and Catherine Castle Kidd of LaFollette, Tennessee; one sister, Thoral Daniel Harvey of Sitka; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 4, at Miller Funeral Home of Ashland, with Rev. Lee Gussler officiating.
Burial was in Ashland Cemetery.
Blanche Marie Baldwin
Blanche Marie Baldwin, 92, died Saturday, July 1, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Baldwin was born December 9, 1907, in Johnson County, to the late Dock Reed and Alice Helton.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leaborn A. Baldwin, and two sons, Daniel Shelby Baldwin and Lee Eldon Baldwin.
Surviving are three daughters, Dora Meade and Mary Cantrell, both of Oil Springs, and Anna Marie Colvin of Curtice, Ohio; three sons, Johnny, Lowell and Larry, all of Oil Springs; one brother, Robert Reed of Oil Springs; two sisters, Lavada Pelphrey of Hager Hill and Anna Margaret Colvin of Springfield, Ohio; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 5, at 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder James R. Blair and Elder Douglas Ward officiating.
Burial will be in Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Hazel Gamble, 86, of Salyersville, died Tuesday, August 29, at Salyersville Health Care Center.
Mr. Gamble was born January 31, 1914, in Johnson County, to the late John and Dora Blair Gamble. He was a retired oil field worker and member of Head of Coon United Baptist Church.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Hagar, Sherman and Ray Gamble; and a sister, Peachie Gullett.
Surviving are his wife, Estie Howard Gamble; three sons, Berlin and Harold, both of Salyersville, and Marvin of Ezel; seven daughters, Emma Fay Jenkins, Ella Mae Howard, Wandalene Adams, Maxine Hunley, Lorene Howard, Irene Dalton and Dora Lou Russell, all of Salyersville; one brother, Flemmie Gamble of Richwood, Ohio; two half brothers, William and Edward Gamble, both of Salyersville; one sister, Allie Gamble of Paintsville; five half sisters, Wilma Blanton, Betty Blanton and Joyce LeMaster, all of Salyersville, Mirtie Howard of Grape Creek and Peggy Helton of Florida; one step-sister, Thelma Christine Hall of Salyersville; and 48 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, September 1, at 1 p.m. at Head of Coon United Baptist Church, with T. Montgomery, Roy Coffey, Carl Howard and Joe Carroll officiating.
Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Buffalo, with Dunn-Kelley/Prater & Dunn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 2, for Laura Lynn Green, 33, of Blaine, who died August 30.
Mrs. Green was born August 19, 1967, in Johnson County, to the late Harold and Irine Bentley Spradlin.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Randall Lee Green.
Surviving are two sons, Travis Lee and Michael Shane Green, both of Van Lear; two brothers, Gary and Dennis H. Spradlin, both of Denver; and two sisters, Louise Howard of West Van Lear and Ida Dollarhide of Van Lear.
Officiating at services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel were Elder Eual McKenzie and Rev. Roger Ross.
Burial followed in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, for Bernard “Junior” Castle, 48, who died August 23 at his Nippa residence.
Mr. Castle was born February 12, 1952, in Johnson County, to the late Lora Castle. He was an employee at Hill Top Parts and Equipment.
Surviving are three brothers, Lonnie and Ronnie Castle, both of Nippa, and Vencil Ray Castle of River; and three aunts, Jean Hayes, Aleta Stambaugh and Betty Dinger.
Officiating at services at Tutor Key Enterprise Baptist Church were Delbert Music and Jeff Hayes.
Burial followed in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Bernette LeMaster Thomas, 80, who died Wednesday, August 16, in Titusville, Florida.
Mrs. Thomas was born January 18, 1920, in Magoffin County, to the late Proctor and Bertha Blair LeMaster. She was a secretary for Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Thomas, in 1974.
Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth E. Loper and Marian Tackett, both of Titusville.
Officiating at services on August 20 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was Junior Womack.
Burial followed in Collins-LeMaster Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Flat Gap resident Bobby Gene Colvin, 63, died Saturday, August 26.
Mr. Colvin was born January 23, 1937, in Johnson County, to the late Wayne and Hazel Preston Colvin. He was a coal truck driver and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Adaline Stambaugh and Joyce.
Surviving are one stepson, Paul Hannah of Wittensville; six daughters, Wilma Clark and Ella Colvin, both of Van Lear, Bobbi Adkins, Lydia Sadler and Lynn McKenzie, all of Stambaugh, and Ora Lee Hannah of Allen; one brother, Billy Colvin of Flat Gap; three sisters, Lillian Frost of Flat Gap, Phyllis Hyden of Indiana and Lois McKamey of Dayton, Ohio; and 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 29 at Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church, with Roger Hill officiating.
Burial was in Harris Lemaster Cemetery at Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for William R. Welch, 72, of Denver, who died Thursday, August 24.
Mr. Welch was born December 24, 1927, in Johnson County, to the late John Hobart and Nona Conley Welch. He was a carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Delores Welch, on January 17, 1999.
Surviving are two brothers, Hobart Welch of Hager Hill and Francis M. Welch of Midland, Ohio; and one sister, Loretta Reynolds of Oregon.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Toby Johnson officiating.
Burial was in Music-Hyden Cemetery at Hager Hill.
Former Johnson County resident Everett L. Huneycutt, 72, of Rome Township, Ohio, died Saturday, August 19, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Mr. Huneycutt was born February 9, 1928, at Van Lear, to the late Hansford and Beatrice Dawson Honeycutt. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and retired from ACF Industries after 32 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 16, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1064, the American Welding Society and the Rome Church of Christ.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Huneycutt.
Surviving are his wife, Betty W. Huneycutt; two sons, Gary Huneycutt of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Larry Huneycutt of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Deborah Carrico of Savannah, Georgia, Denise Trippy of Williamsburg and Regina Kidd of Rome Township; one stepdaughter, Jennifer May of St. Lawrence, Pennsylvania; one brother, Eldon Honeycutt of Columbus; one sister, Lorraine Salyers of Sitka; and six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 22 at Chapman’s Mortuary, with Pastors Steve Smith and Eldon Honeycutt officiating.
Burial followed in Rome Cemetery.
Retired miner Clarence “Bear” Stapleton, 65, died Thursday, August 24, at his Tutor Key residence.
Mr. Stapleton was born July 12, 1934, in Johnson County, to the late Hansford and Amanda Daniel Stapleton.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Webb Stapleton; one son, C. Michael Stapleton of Georgetown; three brothers, Curtis Sr. and Jimmy Stapleton, both of Tutor Key, and Ervin Stapleton of River; and one sister, Esta Mae Price of Mobile, Alabama.
Funeral services were held August 26 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jeff Burchett officiating.
Burial followed at Stapleton Cemetery, Tutor Key.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 14, for Madge Montgomery, 86, of Paintsville, who died August 11 at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Montgomery was born July 13, 1914, in Magoffin County, to the late Dockie and Dove Helton Skaggs. She was a retired merchant, having owned and operated a general store in Paintsville.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Montgomery; and a grandson, Robert Clayton Montgomery.
Surviving are one son, Elden Montgomery of Paintsville; two daughters, Jean Montgomery and Sue Baldridge, both of Paintsville; four brothers, Lannie and Hollie Skaggs, both of Ashland, Ollie Skaggs of Morrow, Ohio, and Charlie Skaggs of Salyersville; three sisters, Zula Jenkins of Salyersville, Felcie Helton of Morrow, Ohio, and Alice Montgomery of Waverly, Ohio; and two grandsons and one step-grandchild.
Officiating at services at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel were Revs. Larry Blair and Danny Ward.
Burial was in Head of Coon Cemetery at Salyersville.