Former Johnson County resident Eugene Castle, 64, died Monday, November 13, at his Southgate, Michigan, residence.
Mr. Castle was born September 17, 1936, in Paintsville, to the late Homer and Beatrice Castle. He was a member of Woodhaven Freewill Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Meek Castle; three sons, Randy, Barry and Bryan, all of Michigan; one sister, Deloris Brickley of Hager Hill; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 15 at Woodhaven Freewill Church, with Pastor Loyd Locklear officiating.
Nippa resident Glenna Florene Deskins, 63, died Thursday, November 16.
Mrs. Deskins was born February 22, 1937, in Johnson County, to the late Darvin and Vina Paige Webb. She worked at American Standard.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grover Deskins, in April 1986.
Surviving are four daughters, Lena Ramey and Carolyn Sue Ramey, both of Sitka, Angela Campbell of East Point and Eva Stacy of Prestonsburg; six brothers, Bobby, Delno and David Webb, all of Prestonsburg, Estil and Harlan Webb, both of Wabash, Indiana, and Garlie Webb of Burkett, Indiana; four sisters, Betty Daniels and Rita Faye Crum, both of Prestonsburg, Ruby Stone of Martin and Kay Boyd of Harold; one half sister, Juanita Stratton of Martin; and six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Larry Blair and Phillip Meade officiating.
Burial followed at Dwale Cemetery at Dwale.
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mary Agnes Airey, 78, who died Friday, November 17, at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Mrs. Airey was born September 29, 1922, in Johnson County, to the late Thomas and Alice Lemaster Williams. She was retired from Dixie Paper Box Company of Maryland.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip C. Airey.
Surviving are one son, Donald L. Airey of Glen Burnie; four brothers, Everett Williams of Van Lear, Tommy Williams of Barnetts Creek, Arnold Williams of Utahville, South Carolina, and Larry Williams of Charleston, South Carolina; and four sisters, Geraldine Davis of Stambaugh, Elsie Carol Fairchild of Oil Springs, and Sally Davis and Georgene Brown, both of Winchester.
Funeral services were held November 20 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Eual McKenzie and Frankie Williams officiating.
Burial followed at Williams Family Cemetery at Oil Springs.
Pallbearers were Tommy Williams, Rodney Williams, Blake Williams, Tony Fairchild, Carroll Davis and Charles Davis.
Lowell Thomas (L.T.) Ward, 62, died Saturday, November 18, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ward was born November 20, 1937, in Johnson County, to Suzzie Murphy Ward and the late Sampson Ward.
Surviving are his mother; two brothers, Sampson Ward Jr. of San Luis Obispo, California, and Arthur Wayne Ward; and two sisters, Alice Lelle VanHoose of Wittensville and Julie Marie Massie of Springfield, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating.
Burial followed in the family cemetery at Stambaugh.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 12, for Joanne Painter Borders, 72, who died Saturday, November 18.
Mrs. Borders was born June 5, 1928, in Johnson County, to the late Howard D. and Madge G. Bucklan Painter.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Ray Borders, on December 30, 1970; a daughter, Jane Ann Borders Wann, on August 21, 1998; and a brother, Richard “Dick” Painter.
Surviving are her husband, William R. “Bill” Borders; and three sisters, Gloria M. Hickerson and Evelyn J. Butler, both of Louisville, and Mary A. Marshell of Vandalia, Ohio.
Officiating at services at First Baptist Church of Paintsville were Charles Milan, Drew Martin and Donnie Patrick.
Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Retired miner Kennis Fairchild, 83, of Milford Center, Ohio, died Friday, November 17, at Heartland of Marysville, Marysville, Ohio.
Mr. Fairchild was born March 25, 1917, in Johnson County, to the late Enoch and Samantha Johnson Fairchild. After moving to Ohio he worked 25 years and retired from Berryhill Nursery in Springfield.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Selvage Fairchild, on August 29, 1996; children, Cora Elizabeth Fairchild, Alton Fairchild, Paul Fairchild and Alvis Roberts; brothers, Elzie, Frank, Elmer and Clayton Fairchild; and a sister, Minnie Hannah.
Surviving are one son, Robert Fairchild of Milford Center, Ohio; four daughters, Phyllis Haney of Paintsville, and Delores Woodworth, Gladys Short and Irma Damron, all of Milford Center; one sister, Dora Gobel of Denver; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 21 at Ingram Funeral Home of Marysville, Ohio, with Rev. Roy Burton officiating.
Burial followed in Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center.
Pallbearers were Pat Fairchild, Jamie Fairchild, Kenny Woodworth, Darian Damron, Mike Short, David Short, Alan Short, Randy Roberts, Alton Douglas Fairchild and Vaughn Haney.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, for Leonard Harold “Tiny” McKenzie, 54, who died November 20 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. McKenzie was born October 3, 1946, in Johnson County, to the late Halleck and Maxie LeMasters McKenzie. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the State Highway Department.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Pennington McKenzie; one son, Jason McKenzie of Boons Camp; one daughter, Stacy McKenzie of Volga; five brothers, Mike of Red Bush, Jack of Volga, Hershell of Ashland, Paul of Springfield, Ohio, and Bob of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; one sister, Helen Bolen of New Martinsville, West Virginia; and one grandson.
Officiating at 1 p.m. services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel will be Dick VanHoose, Paul E. Keaton and Wendell Ison.
Burial will follow in McKenzie Family Cemetery at Volga.
Staffordsville resident Mary Ruth Mollett, 62, died Sunday, November 19, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Mollett was born August 29, 1938, in Pikeville, to the late Tobe Sr. and Susie Castle Wheeler. She was employed by Citizens National Bank and a member of Little Mud Lick Church of God.
Surviving are her husband, James Albert Mollett Jr.; three sons, Wesley Mollett of Staffordsville, Greg Mollett of Sitka and John Mollett of Collinsville, Illinois; three daughters, Susie Mollett and Sandy Blair, both of Staffordsville, and Shree Houston of Woodville, Ohio; one brother, Tobe Wheeler Jr. of Staffordsville; and four sisters, Elizabeth Bortnick of North Carolina, Ella Maynard of Columbus, Ohio, Grace Hobbs of Dayton, Ohio, and Jane Rosenberg of Florida.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 21, at Little Mud Lick Church of God, with Jeff Helton officiating.
Burial followed in Wheeler Family Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jason Clark Bussey, 25, died Sunday, November 19, at Van Lear.
Mr. Bussey was born August 3, 1975, in Floyd County. He was a weathercaster for WYMT TV of Hazard.
Surviving are his father, John R. Bussey; mother, Hope Lykins Thomas; stepmother, Etta Bussey; stepfather, Bill Thomas; three brothers, John Bruce Bussey of Salyersville and Joe and Bill Thomas Jr., both of Lexington; and two sisters, Bethany Bussey of River and Katie Bishop of Lexington.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with James Kelly Caudill officiating.
Euldine Jennings, 76, of Williamsport, formerly of Tomahawk, died Monday, November 13, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Jennings was born March 17, 1924, in Mingo County, West Virginia, to the late Clara Mills Horn and William Hinkle. She was employed by the Martin County Board of Education and was a member of the Sulpher Springs United Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie R. Jennings; stepfather, Everrett Horn; and one grandchild, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.
Surviving are two sons, Jason and Willie Jennings, both of Tomahawk; two daughters, Lucille Butcher of Williamsport and Alice Baker of Offutt; three half brothers, Everrett Jr., Jack H. and Buford Horn, all of Inez; two half sisters, Ella Mae Mollett of Mansfield, Ohio, and Anna Parsley of Tomahawk; and seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 16, at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez, with Rev. John Goble officiating.
Burial followed at Jennings Cemetery.
Leon Eugene (Gene) Holbrook, 71, of Pleasureville died Tuesday, November 28, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.
Mr. Holbrook was the son of the late Ottis and Louise Baldwin Holbrook. He was a retired LG&E employee and member of Fish Trap United Baptist Church in Johnson County.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Prater Holbrook; three daughters, Kay Arnold and Janet Holbrook, both of Pleasureville, and Karen Parrish of Eminence; two sisters, Sarah Margaret Prater and Willa Mae Pennington, both of Volga; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Friday, at 1 p.m. at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville, with Rev. Briscoe officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasureville Cemetery.
Lowmansville resident Mark Allen Burchett, 35, died Monday, November 28, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Burchett was born March 14, 1965, to Dean and Susie Lawson Burchett. He was employed by American National Rubber Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Delores Blanton Burchett; his parents; one daughter, Dominique Burchett of Newport News, Virginia; and one sister, Deana Burchett of Bowling Green.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 30, at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, with Harold Stevens officiating.
Burial followed in Stevens Cemetery at Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Hannah Nola Lemaster, 83, who died Wednesday, November 22, at her Ashland residence.
Mrs. Lemaster was born January 26, 1917, at Ophir, to the late H. Ed and Cynthia Ann Cantrell Ferguson.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Blucher Lemaster of Keaton; and a son, Gary B. Lemaster.
Surviving are one son, Larry Maurice Lemaster of Ashland; one daughter, Phyllis Lemaster Lyon of Barboursville, West Virginia; one brother, John H. Ferguson of Los Alamitos, California; three sisters, Lydia Mae Wallin of Louisa, Mary H. Ferguson of South Carolina and Onita Brenner of Canton, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25, at Bethel United Baptist Church, with Elders Bruce Howard, David Young and Ricky Curtis officiating.
Burial followed in Keaton Cemetery at Keaton.
Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Allen Butcher, 73, who died Monday, November 27, at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Butcher was born March 15, 1927, in Johnson County, to the late Melvin and Ida Bowling Butcher. He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Coal Company.
Surviving are three daughters, Marlene Watson and Brenda Penix, both of Wabash, Indiana, and Garnett Smith of Tennessee; six brothers, Ira of Sitka, Elmer, Granville and Everett, all of Van Lear, Hubert of Wittensville and Burnie of Wabash, Indiana; and three sisters, Mamie Butcher of Van Lear and Maggie Moore and Virginia Triplett, both of Wabash.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Terry Conley and Gary Butcher officiating.
Burial will follow in Butcher Family Cemetery at Van Lear.
Fred Pennington, 55, died Wednesday, November 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Pennington was born August 23, 1945, in Pike County, to the late Bailey and Irene Honeycutt Pennington. He was a security guard.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Pennington.
Surviving are four brothers, Harry, Gary and Kenneth, all of Van Lear, and Jake of Prestonsburg; and two sisters, Wilma Bowen and Deloris Burke, both of Van Lear.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Joe Hill officiating.
Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.