Obituaries

Teresa Fletcher Whitaker, age 60, a resident of Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Mrs. Whitaker was born June 25, 1955 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Salyer Fletcher. Also preceding her in death is one daughter, Lisa McKinstry, four sisters, Ruby May, Elsie Arnett, Beverly Fletcher and Ethel Lawrence; and two brothers, Dallas and Jimmy Fletcher.
Mrs. Whitaker was a homemaker and member of the Gun Creek United Baptist Church in Royalton, Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 6/25/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 2/06/2016

Walter “Yogi” Auxier Jr. age 56 of Jackson, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, Kentucky. He was born December 31, 1959 in Tecumseh, Michigan to the late Walter Sr. and Annalee Risner Auxier.

Born: Thursday, 12/31/1959
Deceased: Saturday, 2/06/2016

Thomas R. “Skip” Salyer, age 66, a resident of Flat Fork Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home.  
Mr. Salyer was born June 7, 1949 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Wiley J. and Ann Issac Salyer.  Also, preceding him in death is one son, Ronnie Keith Salyer.  
Mr. Salyer served Magoffin County, Kentucky being elected as Sheriff.  He was also employed as an equipment operator in the coal industry until his retirement.

Born: Tuesday, 6/07/1949
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/03/2016

David Henry Howard age 88 of Cincinnati, Ohio formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Harmony Court Nursing Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born September 27, 1927 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Dennie and Alice Lemaster Howard. He was the husband of Brondell Reed Howard, who preceded him in death.

Born: Tuesday, 9/27/1927
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/03/2016

Kenneth Salyer, age 70, a resident of Mill Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at his home.
Mr. Salyer was born October 2, 1945 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Howard and Lutie Rowe Salyer. Also, preceding him in death is one son, Adam Salyer; and one daughter, Karen Salyer.

Born: Tuesday, 10/02/1945
Deceased: Saturday, 1/30/2016

Myrtle Fletcher Cole Hughes age 87 of Gun Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born October 13, 1928 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Wiley and Parrot Pinks Fletcher.
Survivors include two sons, Melvin (Amelia) Cole, and Ralph (Bernice) Cole both of Salyersville, Kentucky, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Born: Saturday, 10/13/1928
Deceased: Friday, 1/29/2016

Barbara Ann Crace Arnett age 80 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born April 23, 1935 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Ben and Daisy Howard Crace.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Jo (Cline) Salyers and Jacqueline (Dale) Minix both of Salyersville, Kentucky, two sisters, Janet Sue Wiley of Cardington, Ohio and Linda Lou Fletcher of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and two grandchildren Zaniel Dale (Layla) Minix and Katelyn Brooke Minix.

Born: Tuesday, 4/23/1935
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/26/2016

Carolyn Collins Pennington, age 73, a resident of Bill Pennington Road in Falcon, Kentucky; passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Salyersville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Pennington was born January 30, 1942 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Frank and Laura White Collins. Also, preceding her in death is husband, Bill Pennington; son, Dennis Cash; and sisters, Rose Marie Payne, Patricia Murphy.
Mrs. Pennington was a homemaker and devoted member to her family.

Born: Friday, 1/30/1942
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/26/2016

Justine Howard Gamble, age 68 of Litterals Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born April 15, 1947 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Lester and Monnie Phipps Howard.
Survivors include her husband, Chester Gambill, one son, Marty Gambill of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter, Veda Adams of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother, Stormey Howard of Hazel Green, Kentucky, and one sister, Wanda Sue Young of Piqua, Ohio. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

Born: Tuesday, 4/15/1947
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/26/2016

Don Windell Minix age 75 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born January 21, 1941 in Oakley, Kentucky to the late Jasper and Myrtle Salyers Minix.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean “Toots” Howard Minix, three sons, Martin Windell (Sally) Minix, Alan Wayne (April) Minix and Brandon Scott (Codi) Minix all of Salyersville, Kentucky, three sisters, Monnie Barnett, Ann Williams and Elva Dean Minix all of Salyersville, Kentucky, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Born: Tuesday, 1/21/1941
Deceased: Sunday, 1/24/2016

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