Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Roma Stepp, 91, who died Wednesday, October 4, at Mountain Mountain Nursing Home in Paintsville.
Mrs. Stepp was born May 10, 1909, in Lawrence County, to the late Ham and Miranda Borders Wallen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Stepp, in 1985.
Survivors include two sisters, Phyllis Mixon of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Idyllis Murray of Bonita Springs, Florida; and several grandchildren.
Officiating at services held October 6 at Preston Funeral Home was Lonnie Salyer. Burial followed in the Borders Cemetery at River.
Candace Jean Godfrey
Candace Jean “Candy” Davis Skipper Godfrey, 39, of Conway, North Carolina, died Sunday, October 8, at her residence.
Ms. Godfrey was born in Munchweiler, Germany, a daughter of Eddie and Gloria Preston Davis. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Circle. She was employed by Bank of America.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, are two sons, Dustin Skipper and Clay Godfrey, both of Conway; one sister, Lisa Hayes of Louisville; and paternal grandparents, Lon C. and Edith Davis of West Van Lear.
Funeral services were held October 12 at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Funeral services were held October 12 for Maxie Rice, 87, of Salyersville, who died Tuesday, October 10, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home.
Mrs. Rice was born October 6, 1913, in Magoffin County, to the late Harvey Litteral and Pearl Conley. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris Rice.
Officiating at services held at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel were Elder Buster Blanton and Elder John Blanton. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.
Alvin Chester Music
Alvin Chester Music, 74, of Auxier, died Tuesday, October 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.
Born February 20, 1926, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late George W. Music and Elizabeth Rice Music. He was a retired coal miner.
Survivors include his wife, Emogene Webb Music; two sons, Kenny Music, of Ashland, and Gary Music, of East Point; one daughter, Jeannie Maggard, of Hager Hill; one brother, Jack Music, of Auxier; three sisters, Clara Robinson, of Auxier, Irene Kruchko, of Casey City, Michigan, and Brenda Joyce Gilber, of Fairborn, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be today, October 13, at 11 am. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dave Flanery officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.
David Randall Hayden
Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for David Randall Hayden, 47, who died Tuesday, October 10, at his Meally residence.
Mr. Hayden was born February 25, 1953, in Johnson County, to Opal Music Hayden and the late Beecher Hayden. He was employed by Fannins’ Heating and Cooling of Paintsville.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Hayden.
Survivors include his wife, Diedra Sue Ward Hayden; one son, Paul David Hayden of Van Lear; one step-son, Kaleb Murry, of Paintsville; one daughter, Lisa Hayden, of Paintsville; one step-daughter, Kristie Murry, of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Kenny, Mike and Beecher Eugene Hayden, all of Meally, and Doug Hayden, of Flat Gap; three sisters, Diana Hall, of Flat Gap, Tammy Lafferty, of Meally, and Pat Robinson, of East Point; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be today, October 13, at 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Southie Fannin, Jr. and Linzie Childers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hayden Family Cemetery in Meally.
Ryan Casey Ratliff
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 8, for Ryan Casey Ratliff, 22, of River, who died October 5 at his residence.
Mr. Ratliff was born August 22, 1978, in Floyd County, to J.L. Ratliff and Maudie Gail Shepard Musgrave. He was a student at Mayo Technical College.
Survivors also include one son, Dilon Ratliff, of Thelma; one brother, Scotty J. Ratliff of Kentland, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Ratliff.
Officiating at services held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel were Don Fraley and Eddie Young.
Rev. James Roy Blevins
Former Johnson County resident, Rev. James Roy Blevins, 58, of Scottsville, died Tuesday, October 3, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Rev. Blevins was the son of the late Merch Blevins and Sarah McCloud Blevins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include one son, James R. Blevins, of Scottsville; three brothers, Isac Mollett, of Boonscamp, Albert Ray McCloud of Pikeville and Ernest Blevins of Michigan; and one sister, Lavetta Price, of Wabash, Indiana.
Funeral services were held October 5, at Shiloh Full Gospel Church with Rev. Paul Cesco officiating.
Levi Douglas O’Bryan
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Levi Douglas O’Bryan, infant son of Gregory Keith and Jeannie (Belcher) O’Bryan, who died Saturday, October 7, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Survivors also include one brother, Matthew O’Bryan; two half-brothers, Kevin O’Bryan and Casey O’Bryan; paternal grandfather, Kenneth O’Bryan, of Paintsville; and maternal grandmother, Carolyn Belcher, of Meally.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 10, with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville.
Milford Pelphrey Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 24, for Milford Pelphrey Jr., 73, who died Tuesday, November 21, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia.
Mr. Pelphrey was born September 19, 1927, in Johnson County, to the late Milford and Rosie Blair Pelphrey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are two sons, Billy Ray Adams of Silver Lake, Indiana, and Larry Joe Adams of Bucyrus, Ohio; one daughter, Tanya Jean Auxier of Van Lear; four brothers, Lowell of East Point, Clarence of Meally, Larry Jo of Martha and Kenneth of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Mary Ann McFaddin of Paintsville and Madonna Borders and Sue Woods, both of Columbus, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
Officiating at services at Phelps & Son Funeral Home were Roger Hill and Kenny Collins.
Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.
Former Johnson County resident Luther Tennyson Lemaster, 70, of London, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 29, at Madison County Hospital.
Mr. Lemaster was born October 10, 1930, at Manila, to the late Luther and Lura Lemaster. He was a member of South Charleston Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Dinner Bell Foods.
Surviving are his wife, Laudra (Gayheart) Lemaster; one son, Lloyd Lemaster of Springfield, Ohio; one daughter, Lynn Meade of Springfield; three brothers, Evan Lemaster of Oil Springs, Elmo Lemaster of Ashland and Robert Lemaster of Urbana, Ohio; five sisters, Etta Webb and Ruth Blanton, both of Oil Springs, Nadine Blanton of Staffordsville, Jo Holbrook of Van Lear and Ann McClure of Paintsville; five stepdaughters; one stepson; and two grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held December 1 at Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home of London, with Revs. Charles Miller and Forrest Dyer officiating.
Burial followed in Paint Township Cemetery.
Olive Cline Preece
Phelps & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Olive Cline Preece, 78, who died Wednesday, November 29, at Woodland Oaks Nursing Home, Ashland.
Mrs. Preece was born February 22, 1922, in Martin County, to the late Millard and Ida Crum Cline.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Preece.
Surviving are one son, James E. Preece of Lovely; three daughters, Vengia Thacker of Paintsville, Olive Jean Cook of Louisa and Donna Salley of Argillite; one brother, Von Cline of Chapmanville, West Virginia; three sisters, Ruby Browning and Verna Bunch, both of Lexington, and Ora Ramey of Omar, West Virginia; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with James H. Price officiating.
Burial followed in Preece Cemetery at Inez.
Paul G. Fyffe, 65, died Tuesday, November 14, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa.
Mr. Fyffe was born November 10, 1935, in Johnson County, to the late Normal and Ruie Franklin Fyffe. A former owner of WSIP radio station, he was a sales agent with Appalachian Wireless.
Surviving are three sons, Mike, Barry and Tony, all of Paintsville; one brother, James W. Fyffe of Montgomery, Alabama; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Preston Funeral Home, with Terry Reffett officiating.
Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Retired miner Howard Burke, 80, of Lee City, died Tuesday, November 14, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, West Liberty.
Mr. Burke was born June 16, 1920, in Johnson County, to the late Marc and Martha Lemaster Burke; one son, Kenneth Burke of Lee City; and seven grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held tomorrow, Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Burke Cemetery, Sitka, with Ira Smith and Joe Smith officiating.
Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, for Ralph V. Castle, 57, who died Tuesday, November 14, at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa.
Mr. Castle was born March 25, 1943, in Johnson County, to Lucy Daniels Castle and the late Leslie Castle. He was the owner of Castle’s Roofing Company.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Jayne Castle; his mother; two sons, Terry of Williamsport and Frankie of Staffordsville; one daughter, Regina Castle of Dayton, Ohio; five brothers, Russell, Steve and Dencil Castle, all of River, Cecil Castle of Wittensville and Mike Castle of Swanton, Ohio; three sisters, Libby Centers of Thealka, Helen Jordan of Louisa and Louise Meek of Columbus; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Price and Buster Blanton officiating.
Burial will follow in Jayne Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jayne Cemetery Fund by contacting Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 789-3501.
Former Johnson County resident Julia Salyer Ratliff, 60, died Monday, November 13, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ohio.
Mrs. Ratliff was born August 23, 1940, in Johnson County, to the late Harvey and Vertrice Salyer Salyer.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ratliff, on March 26, 1990; and a grandson, Steve Hoy.
Surviving are two sons, Scott Ratliff of Urbana, Ohio, and Don Ratliff of Cable, Ohio; two daughters, Diana Dawson of Springfield and Robin Ruby of Deltona, Florida; one stepdaughter, Emily Lemaster of Flat Gap; four brothers, Berlin Salyer and Shafter Salyer, both of Staffordsville, and Harvey and Prentice Salyer, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio; one sister, Loretta Poe of Oil Springs; and five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 16, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Benny Salyer and Elders Charles Poe, Jimmy Salyer and Freddy Salyer officiating.
Burial followed in Topsy Ratliff Cemetery at Denver.
Phelps & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Dwight David Stacy, 39, who died Thursday, November 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Stacy was born March 30, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio, to Lillian Fletcher Stacy and the late Wilburn Stacy.
Surviving are his wife, Ladonna Fields Stacy; one son, David Alexander Stacy of Laura; his mother; one brother, Daniel Stacy of Milo; and five sisters, Patricia Adkins of Van Lear, Alesia Gilman of Delbarton, West Virginia, Tina Pack of Milo and Cristy Fletcher and Misty Stacy, both of Beauty.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 13, at Phelps & Son Funeral Home, with Albert Jude and Jimmy Maynard officiating.
Burial followed in Fletcher-Jude Cemetery at Pilgrim.