Funeral services were held September 18 for Allene Adkins, 75, of Pikeville, who died Friday, September 15, at Pikeville Health Care Center.
Mrs. Adkins was born January 11, 1925, in Pikeville, to the late David Layne and Agnes Yarbourgh.
Survivors include her husband, Bert Adkins; one son, Burton Eugene Adkins of Tuscalosa, Alabama; two sisters, Marie Arnold of Tuscalosa, Alabama, and Shirble Sanders of Elkhorn City; one brother, Earl Layne of Williamson, West Virginia; and two grandchildren.
Officiating at services held at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel was Elder Kenny Pelphrey.
Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.
Tressie Robinson, 66, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, September 14, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville.
Born February 7, 1934, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Dennie Ratliff and Rhoda Blair. She worked as a janitor for the Johnson County Courthouse for several years.
She was preceded in death by husband, Ezra Robinson.
Survivors include two sons, Linzie Ratliff of East Point and Tim Ratliff of Staffordsville; two daughters, Evelyn Ratliff of Staffordsville and Martha Auxier of Prestonsburg; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held September 17 at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Donald R. Caudill, Rev. Arthur Harman and Elder Kenny Pelphrey officiating.
Burial followed in Ratliff Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Pina Johnson Ward
Pina Johnson Ward, 101, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Monday, September 18, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville.
She was born December 19, 1898, in Ashland, to the late Joseph and Julie Hatfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church in Kanauga, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Byron Ward, in 1971.
Survivors include one sister, Ollie Rigsby of Ashland; two neices, Pauline McKenzie of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Erma Lee Ward of Hager Hill; and one nephew, George Ward Jr. of River.
Funeral services will be today, September 20, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison, Ohio.
Edgar “Arnie” Lemaster
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edgar “Arnie” Lemaster, 83, who died Saturday, September 16, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Lemaster was born July 2, 1917, in Johnson County, to the late Willie E. and Bessie Hale Lemaster. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Wheeler Lemaster; one brother, Ishmeal Lemaster of Lowmansville; and one sister, Margaret Young of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services were held September 18 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial followed in Castle Cemetery at Blaine.
Charles Homer Wells
Charles Homer Wells, 80, of Boonscamp, died Saturday, September 16, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born September 22, 1919, in Johnson County, Mr. Wells was the son of the late Herbert Wells and Ella Davis Wells. He was a retired vocational instructor and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
Survivors include two brothers, Hobert Wells of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dennis Wells of Boonscamp; and one sister, Dorothy Wells of Paintsville.
Funeral services were held September 19 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating.
Burial followed in Fields Cemetery at Boonscamp.
Ada Conley Ross
Ada Conley Ross, 80, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, September 14, at her residence.
Mrs. Ross was born February 22, 1920, at Flat Gap, to the late Millard Conley and Delphia Lyons. She was a retired assistant postmistress for the Flat Gap post office.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Ross; two daughters, Charolette Blair and Jenny Holbrook, both of Flat Gap; one sister, Hesta Esther Smith of Flat Gap; one brother, Garrett Conley of Staffordsville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held September 16 at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Salyers and Rev. Johnny Estep officiating.
Burial was in the Conley Family Cemetery at Flat Gap.
Elmer Gordon Mollett
Elmer Gordon Mollett, 65, of Louisa, died Tuesday, September 12, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.
Born December 9, 1934, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Russell and Emma Cox Mollett. He was a coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include one step-son, Tom Meade of Blaine; two brothers, Roy and Charlie Mollett, both of Springfield, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held September 14 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Granville Mollett officiating. Burial was in Mollett Family Cemetery at Hammond.
Harry Lyons Jr.
Former Paintsville resident Harry Lyons Jr. died September 12 in Louisville.
Born March 12, 1920, in Paintsville, he was the son of the late Harry Sr. and Allie Price Lyons. He was a conductor and a member of the United Trainsmen Association and Union and a U.S. Navy WWII veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Osborne Lyons, one daughter, Dianna L. Kuhnie of Louisville; two brothers, Raymond Lyons and Roger Lyons, both of Paintsville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at the Marshall Steen Funeral Home in Ashland with Dr. Ralph Roth officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Norma J. Blankenship
Largo, Florida resident Norma J. Blankenship, 56, died Thursday, September 7, in Largo.
Born in Cincinnati and a member of the Anona United Methodist Church in Largo, Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband, former Paintsville resident Bill Blankenship; one son, James Taylor of South Carolina; one daughter, Tina Taylor of Norfolk, Virginia; three step daughters, Terri Meredith of Ashland, Beth Stewart of Ft. Wright and Karen Sallie of Flatwoods; her mother, Agnes Roach of Cincinnati; one brother, Tom Roach of Cincinnati; two grandchildren and six step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Linwood Roach.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home of Largo was in charge of arrangements.
1928 - 2000
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Leander resident Beatrice Ratliff, 72, who died Saturday, September 9, at Leander.
Mrs. Ratliff was born March 23, 1928, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Harvey and Erin Litteral. She was a cook with the Johnson County school system.
Surviving are her husband, Georgie Ratliff of Leander; five sons, Charles Ratliff and Roger Dean Ratliff of South Charleston, Ohio, Danny Ray Ratliff of Leander, Ricky Gene Ratliff of Hager Hill and Harvey David Ratliff of Prestonsburg; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Officiating at services on Tuesday, September 12, were Rev. Roger Thornsbury and Bro. Joe Scott. Burial followed in the Lakeview Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Donations can be made to the New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church by contacting the Paintsville Funeral Home.
Fred L. Dickerson
1913 - 2000
Funeral services were held Monday, September 11, for Inez resident Fred L. Dickerson, 86, who died September 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Mr. Dickerson was born in Floyd County on December 1, 1913, to the late Z. S. and Bertha Alley Dickerson.
Surviving are his wife, Jackie Mills Dickerson; one brother, Z. S. Dickerson Jr. of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and one sister, Josephine Meadows of Prestonsburg.
Mike Crum officiated at services held at Phelps and Son Funeral Home, with burial following at the Mills Family Cemetery at Turkey Creek.
1924 - 2000
Retired miner Sam Ramey, 75, died Sunday, September 10, at his Daniels Creek residence.
Mr. Ramey was born December 6, 1924, in Floyd County, to the late Ervin and Merkie McKenzie Ramey.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald Ramey and Ervin Lee Ramey of Van Lear, and Fred Ramey of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Teresa Preston of Paintsville; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for today, Wednesday, September 13, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Father Terrence Hoppenjans officiating.
Burial will follow in the Webb-Wells Cemetery at Van Lear.
James E. Dollarhide, 60, died Sunday, September 3, in Piketon, Ohio.
Mr. Dollarhide was the son of the late Charlie and Nervie Sluss Dollarhide.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Dollarhide.
Surviving are two sons, James Dollarhide Jr. and Timothy Dollarhide, both of Waverly, Ohio; four daughters, Patricia Carter, Joyce Meek, Mary Tilley and Barbara Dollarhide Blosser, all of Waverly; one brother, Clyde R. Dollarhide of Paintsville; one sister, Hazel Rowe of Wabash, Indiana; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Charles Banks officiating.
Burial followed at Butcher Hollow Cemetery.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Pearlie Daniels Stambaugh, 95, who died Wednesday, September 6, at Martin County Health Care Facility, Inez.
Mrs. Stambaugh was born March 25, 1905, in Johnson County, to the late John R. and Millie Akers Daniels.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wince Stambaugh; and two sons, Howard and Jimmy Stambaugh.
Surviving are three sons, Paul V. and Bill Stambaugh, both of Springfield, Ohio, and Ted Stambaugh of Bristol, Tennessee; one sister, Sophia Stambaugh of Wittensville; and seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating.
Burial will follow in Stambaugh Family Cemetery.
Manis Samuel McKenzie, 76, of Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 5, at his residence.
Mr. McKenzie was born June 7, 1924, in Johnson County, to the late Haskell Sherman and Nancy E. Caudill McKenzie. He was retired from William Bailey Company and was a member of Hillside Church of God.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Ann McKenzie; and two brothers, Carl and Kelly McKenzie.
Surviving are his wife, Regina Hope Young McKenzie; three sons, M. Sam McKenzie of Columbus and Gary and Terry McKenzie, both of Springfield; one brother, Don McKenzie of North Lewisburg, Ohio; three sisters, Inis Justice of Stambaugh and Neva Fitch and Ruth Reubinall, both of Springfield; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home of Springfield, with Pastor Brent Farmer officiating.
Retired cashier Gwendolyn “Jean” Castle, 91, died Monday, September 4, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Castle was born August 22, 1909, in Lawrence County, to the late Billy and Lakie Quisenberry Vaughn. She was retired from G.C. Murphy Company.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Castle, on June 1.
Surviving are one son, Jerry Meek of Prestonsburg.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Lowell Webb officiating.
Burial followed at Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville.