Funeral services were held October 17 for Quentin Castle, 60, of Paintsville, who died Saturday, October 14, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.
Mr. Castle was born March 6, 1940, in Johnson County, to the late Walter and Hester Burchett Castle. He was the owner of Castle Monument Company.
Survivors include his wife, Deloris Castle; two sons, Anthony Castle of Louisville and Jason Melton of Nippa; one daughter, Jayme Melton of Louisville; one brother, Walter Castle Jr. of Stambaugh; one sister, Opal Rice of Oil Springs; and three grandchildren.
Officiating at services held at Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church were John Mike Blanton and Doug Crider.
Burial followed in Nim Sturgill Cemetery at Boonscamp under the direction of Preston Funeral Home.
Bessie (Bradford) Hackworth, 73, of Auxier, died Sunday, October 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
She was born October 8, 1927, at West Prestonsburg to the late Winston and Lizzie (Slone) Bradford.
She is survived by four sons, John Wayne Hackworth of Lawrenceville, Illinois, Ronnie Hackworth, DeGarmo Hackworth and James Hackworth, all of Auxier; three daughters, Judy Carol Bays of East Point, Helen H. Slone and Debbie Rowe, both of Auxier; one brother, Berlin Bradford of Blue River; one sister, Mary Bradford of Florida; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchiildren.
Funeral services will be held today, October 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Jaggers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hackworth Family Cemetery at Auxier.
Clarence W. Howes
Clarence W. Howes (Sonny), 72, died Friday, October 20, in Saint Mary’s Hospital in Huntington.
Mr. Howes was born February 12, 1928. He was the grandson of Ethel Preston Howes and Clarence W. Howes Sr.
Local arrangements by Paintsville Funeral Home.
Ora Duell McKenzie
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, for Ora Duell McKenzie, 55, who died October 13 at his Martha residence.
Mr. McKenzie was born March 31, 1945, at Elna, to the late Ova McKenzie and Esta Blanton.
Survivors inlcude his wife, Carol McKenzie, of Martha; two daughters, Teresa Carol Gatewood, of Paintsville, and Connie Marie Kimbler, of Sitka; two sisters, Maxine Sagraves, of Lexington, and Hattie Lou Wilson, of Keaton; four brothers, Elder Eual McKenzie, of Flat Gap, Eugene McKenzie, of Galloway, Ohio, Paul Edwin McKenzie, of Columbus, Ohio, and Joe Proctor McKenzie, of Athens, Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Officiating at services held at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel were Elder Henry Jude, Elder John Howard and Elder Jay Wright.
Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Redbush.
Vivian W. Bayes
Vivian W. Bayes, 79, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, October 11, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville.
She was born February 3, 1921, in Johnson County, to the late Argales Witten and Minnie Emily Rice.
Mrs. Bayes was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Bayes, in 1982; four brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include one sister, Edith Sadler, of Harold.
Funeral services were held October 14 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial followed in the Witten Family Cemetery at Wittensville.
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Audrey Blanton, 91, of Paintsville, who died Friday, October 13, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville.
Mrs. Blanton was born February 17, 1909, at Dema, to the late Proctor Slone and Roenia Cox. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lasco Blanton.
Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Williams, of Paintsville, Maxine Blanton, of Warsaw, Indiana, and Geraldine Hensley, of Oil Springs; four sons, Clyde Blanton, of Piketon, Ohio, Clarence Blanton, of Evansville, Indiana, Robert Blanton, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Harold Ray Blanton, of Concord, California; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 16 at the Highland Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial followed in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery located at Stafforsville.
Lura A. Meade Conley
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, for Lura A. Meade Conley, 92, who died October 12 at Salyersville Health Care Center.
Mrs. Conley was born March 6, 1908, in Magoffin County, to the late John and Mary Estep Meade. She was a member of Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Conley, in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Roy Willis Conley, of Stambaugh, and Buell Craten Conley, of Troy, Ohio; one daughter, Connie Haller, of Paintsville; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Officiating at services held at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Chris Baldwin, Ellis Hamilton and John Frank Meade. Burial followed in the Brooks Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Nora Webb Butcher
Nora Webb Butcher, 82, of Paintsville, died Friday, October 13, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.
Born December 31, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Alex Webb and Mandy Butcher Webb. She was a homemaker.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ashley Butcher, and one daughter, Jewell Sue Butcher.
Survivors include eight sons, Harold, Chester, Gene, Randall, Darrell, Foley, Sheldon, and Charles, all of Van Lear; three daughters, Lorene Hall, of Wabash, Indiana, Marie Herrera, of Van Lear, and Norina Hackworth, of Prestonsburg; 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with David Mollette officiating. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear.
Former Johnson County resident, Edgar Franklin, 91, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Franklin was born March 9, 1909, in Johnson County, to the late William James Franklin and Ellen Sammons Franklin. He was a retired coal miner.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cynthia Caudill Franklin.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Grim Franklin; four sons, Paul Irvin Franklin, of Ashley, Ohio, Gary Dean Franklin, of Nippa, William Marion Franklin, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Larry Richard Franklin, of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter, Ruth Marlene Franklin, of Mooresville, North Carolina; one sister, Nora Franklin, of Salyersville; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 15, at Concord United Baptist Church with Elder Charles Price and Elder John R. Pelphrey officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
Ruth L. Kindle
Ruth L. Kindle, 71, of Dunkirk, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 10, at her residence.
Mrs. Kindle was born September 9, 1929, in Floyd County, to the late Fred and Zora (Williams) Wright. She was a member of the United Baptist Church of Carey, Ohio and was formerly employed by Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey “Lonnie” Kindle, in 1947; one son, Larry Kindle; one brother, Aaron Wright; and one sister, Rushie Hackworth.
Survivors include one son, Dennis Kindle, of Dunkirk, Ohio; one daughter, Sandra McClelland, of Arlington, Ohio; two brothers, Oran Wright, of Lima, Ohio, and Joe Wright, of Arlington, Ohio; two sisters, Linda Smith, of Ada, Ohio, and Flora “Sue” Little, of Lima, Ohio; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 12 at the Hanson-Neeley Funeral Home with Elders Denver Caudill and Paul Blair officiating. Burial followed in the Dola Cemetery, Dola, Ohio.
Edith Hall Lawson
Edith Hall Lawson, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Friday, October 13, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
She was born January 1, 1919, at McDowell, to the late Elisha Hall and Millie Gearheart Hall. Mrs. Lawson was a retired short order cook and babysitter. She was also a member of the Pilgrim Rest Old Regular Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Rondal Lawson; two brothers, Herman and Elmer Hall; and one sister, Ruby Hobson.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice Henson and Dorlas Gail Lawson, both of Prestonsburg, and Gerry “Geral Dean” McBrayer, of Paintsville; two brothers, Haskell Hall, of McDowell and Melvin Ray Hall, of Prestonsburg; and one sister, Ruthene Howell of McDowell; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 16, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with the Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg.
Patsy Barrett McCloud
Funeral services will be held today, October 18, at 11 a.m. for Patsy Barrett McCloud, 54, who died October 15 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Lexington.
Mrs. McCloud was born September 10, 1946, in Madison County, to the late Oscar Barrett and Emma Gillian Barrett. She was the manager of Hill Top Market.
Survivors include her husband, William Scott “Scotty” McCloud; one step-daughter, Fran McCloud, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; three brothers, James Robert Barrett, of Berea, Oscar Mark Barrett, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and William Lewis Barrett; three sisters, Vickie Short and Elsie Reed, both of Berea, and Betty Graves, of Lancaster.
Officiating at services to be held at Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church will be James Kelly Caudill, Dick Vanhoose and Larry Smith.
Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Fomer Johnson County resident Cecil Stapleton, 80, of Westwood, died Monday, October 16, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland.
Born April 17, 1920, in Chandlersville, he was a son of the late Shadrick and Bunie Chandler Stapleton. He was a retired UMWA miner from Princess-Elkhorn and Peabody Coal Companies. He was a member of the Chandlersville Lodge #858 F&AM, and a member of the George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Mr. Stapleton carried a citation from the Prestonsburg School Children Recovery Committee for his assistance in the recovery of the school children who perished in the Prestonsburg school bus accident many years ago.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi Grim Stapleton, in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Daniels Cordle Stapleton; one daughter, Doris Ann Francis, of Catlettsburg; two step-daughters, Sharon Hall of Lexington, and Nancy Wheatley of Ashland; three step-sons, Darrell Cordle of Letchfield, Darvin Cordle of Westwood, and Reed Cordle of Sitka; one brother, Loran Stapleton of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one sister, Ivory Castle of Springfield, Ohio; three grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 19, at 11 a.m. at the Westwood United Baptist church with Elders Carlos Preston, Henry Counts and Clarence Thompson Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods.
Ola Pennington, 85, of Redbush, died Sunday, October 15, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg.
Born March 18, 1915, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Ed Cantrell and Sarah Adams. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Pennington was preceded in death by her husband, James Ira Pennington.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Hill of Redbush; two sons, Ellis Pennington of Redbush, and Jimmie Pennington of Flat Gap; one sister, Clora Cantrell of Volga; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, October 18, at 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Willis G. Estep, Elder Phillip Caudill and Elder Clarence King officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pennington Cemetery, Redbush.
Frank J. Blanton
Frank J. Blanton, 82, of Trotwood, Ohio, died Monday, October 9.
Mr. Blanton was born March 15, 1918, in Paintsville. He was retired from Noble Trucking Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Blanton, in 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jones, Phyllis Redmond and Brenda Blanton; one son, James Blanton; one sister, Neva Dale; two brothers, William Douglas and Russell Blanton; ten grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 11 at the Northridge Chapel of the George C. Martin Funeral Home in Dayton, Ohio. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Ethel Hicks, 72, of Prestonsburg, died Monday, October 9, at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center.
Mr. Hicks was born April 5, 1928, in Wayland, to the late Eli Hicks and Zella Collins Hicks. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Irma L. Allen Hicks; four sons, Danny Dale Hicks, of Somerset, Ronnie Hicks and Etheal Joey Hicks, both of Prestonsburg, and Eli Ray Hicks, of Kendalville, Indiana; four daughters, Vickie Vonnie Powers, of Kendalville, Indiana, Sandra Branham and Betty Moore, both of Martin, and Denise Kay Mollette, of Meally; one brother, Ecil Hicks, of Mousie; two sisters, Edith Noble, of Minnie, and Ettas Hicks, of Indiana; 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Estill Hicks and Edgel Hicks; and one sister, Estelle Collins.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 12, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial followed in the Drift Cemetery.