William “Bill” McKinzie, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Ashford Place Health Campus. He was born July 24, 1921, to William Lonza McKinzie and Mae (McCarty) McKinzie in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married Amy Evelyn (Price) McKinzie on Jan. 15, 1949, and she survives. Other survivors include 11 children; many grandchildren and great-¬grandchildren; two brothers, Austin and Edmond McKenzie of Kentucky; sister, Frances Pope of Ohio; brother-¬in-¬law, James Boots Cole of Kentucky; sister-¬in-¬law, Gracie Bush of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews.
Kayla Marie Allen age 22 of Van Lear, Kentucky passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born December 31, 1992 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Gary and Melissa (Missy) Basham Allen, who survive. Survivors also include one brother Chad Allen of Pikeville, Kentucky, one sister Anna Marie Allen also of Pikeville, Kentucky, one niece Isabella “Belly Button” Allen and two nephews Trenton Tackett and Boston Adkins. Several aunts and uncles and several cousins also survive.
Kayla is preceded in death by one brother Shawn Allen.
Sam Stone age 73 of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Summit View Nursing Home in Rocky Top, Tennessee. He was born August 5, 1942 in Gunlock, Kentucky to the late Willard and Orpha Wireman Stone. He was the husband of Sharon Kaye Conley Stone, who survives.
Emmitt Ray Borders age 76 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born October 3, 1938 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Bascom and Elizabeth Crace Borders. He was the husband of Shelby Jean Wireman Borders, who preceded him in death. Survivors include one brother Earshel Borders of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, one sister Easter Blair of Swamp Branch, Kentucky, four nieces and nephews and one great niece.
Emmitt worked at Continental Conveyor in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Daeson Watson, age 62, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard, Kentucky.
Mr. Watson was born April 16, 1953 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Conrad and Edna Bailey Watson. Also, preceding him in death are sisters, Geraldine Bartles, Dawn Sue Watson; and brothers, Ronnie Watson, Larry Watson.
Mr. Watson was employed as a self-employed carpenter until his retirement.
Leola Bailey Cole age 81 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born October 7, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Sherman and Dora Miller Bailey. She was the wife of Oscar Cole, who preceded her in death.
David Carroll Howes age 68 of Kelly Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at his home. He was born January 5, 1947 in Conley, Kentucky to the late Clayton Howes and Hazel Whitt Howes, who survives. He was the husband of Joann Sparks Howes, who also survives.
Vernie Hall Prater age 74 of Jackson, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Parkview Nursing Home in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born March 4, 1941 in Jackson, Kentucky to the late Estill and Effie Chatt Hall. She was preceded in death by her first husband Woodrow Dykes and her second husband Woodrow Prater.
Benjamin Franklin Arnett Jr. age 50 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born September 28, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Benjamin Franklin Arnett Sr. and Gloria Cronk Arnett, who survives. Survivors also include two daughters Emily Arnett and Lindsay Arnett, both of Lexington, Kentucky, one brother Jim Arnett of Salyersville, Kentucky and one sister Lillie Bayes of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Ben was a member of the Salyersville Masonic Lodge #769 F&AM and he was also a Shriner.
Ellis Montgomery age 87 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born January 17, 1928 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late John Riley and Martha Caldwell Montgomery. He was the husband of Arzella Barnett Montgomery, who preceded him in death.