Obituaries

Goldie Shepherd, age 88, of Wheatfield, IN,  passed away at her residence on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 while surrounded by her loving family.  Goldie was born on November 25, 1926 in Magoffin County, KY, the daughter of George and Pokie (Hale) Wireman.

Born: Thursday, 11/25/1926
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/18/2015

Verna Helton Adams Fairchild, 97, of Salyersville, KY, passed away March 17, 2015 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky surrounded by her loving daughters and grandchildren.  Born on July 24, 1917 in Magoffin County, Verna was the daughter of Lacey and Dollie Francis Helton.  She graduated from Campbellsville College in 1936 before marrying her beloved John “Shug” Adams.  After their marriage, Verna and Shug taught several years in Magoffin County before owning the Adams Appliance Store and the Ivy Point Motel.

Born: Tuesday, 7/24/1917
Deceased: Tuesday, 3/17/2015

William “Little Boy” Lovely age 80 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born August 31, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was the husband of Judy Cheek Lovely, who survives.

Born: Friday, 8/31/1934
Deceased: Friday, 3/13/2015

Dave Bailey, age 77, a resident of Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Mr. Bailey was born August 14, 1937 in Royalton, Kentucky the son of the late Benjamin “Bennie” and Goldie May Bailey. 
Also, preceding him in death is one son, Jeffery Dean Bailey; four brothers, Clyde Bailey, Frank Bailey, Bennie Bailey, Horace Grant Bailey; sisters, Pearlie Bailey Patrick, Carrie Bailey Holland, Nancy Vivian Bailey Wilson, Catherine Bailey Fletcher and Ermal Owsley.

Born: Saturday, 8/14/1937
Deceased: Thursday, 3/12/2015

William Howard age 79 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born August 5, 1935 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Golden and Dessie Howard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audra Bryant Howard.

Born: Monday, 8/05/1935
Deceased: Thursday, 3/12/2015

James Donnie Hall age 36 of Buffalo Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born July 8, 1978 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Donnie and Glenda May Hall, who survive. He is also survived by his wife, Mary Collinsworth Hall, one son Jamie Dalton Hall of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters Jayden Elsie Hall and Jocelyn Danyale Hall both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister Lola Young of Salyersville, Kentucky and one grandmother Levna Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 7/08/1978
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/11/2015

Glen Cantrell age 45 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born June 15, 1969 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Archie and Sarah Jane Slone Cantrell, who survive.

Born: Sunday, 6/15/1969
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/11/2015

Betty Lou Howard Carpenter age 73 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born January 2, 1942 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Frank and Ruth Nelson Howard. She was the wife of Morgan G. “Mose” Carpenter II, who preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Melissa “Missy” (Cam) Price of Staffordsville, Kentucky, two brothers, Carter Howard and Rick Howard both of Salyersville, Kentucky, six sisters; Janie Howard Salyer, Carol A.

Born: Friday, 1/02/1942
Deceased: Tuesday, 3/10/2015

Arthur “Sam” Smith, Jr. age 77 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born July 21, 1937 in Martin, Kentucky to the late Arthur Smith and Juanita Franks. He was the husband of Paula Randolph Smith, who survives. Survivors also include two daughters, Tommie (Robert) Norman of Jackson, Michigan and Teri (Victor) Varela of Ronda, North Carolina, one sister Carole Branham of Martin, Kentucky, two half-sisters, Debbie Crum of Pikeville, Kentucky and Karen May of McVaigh, Kentucky.

Born: Wednesday, 7/21/1937
Deceased: Tuesday, 3/10/2015

Ed Mason “Buster” Blanton age 81 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born December 3, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Clifford and Cynthia Conley Blanton. He was the husband of Pansy Conley Blanton, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 12/03/1933
Deceased: Monday, 3/09/2015

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