Obituaries

Mary Alice Howard Rudd age 85 of Will May Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home. She was born August 26, 1931 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Clyde and Gladie Montgomery Howard. She was the wife of E.J. Rudd, who survives.

Born: Wednesday, 8/26/1931
Deceased: Sunday, 1/08/2017

Carolyn Jean Gibson Blackburn age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born August 15, 1955 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Harold and Iva Jean Harvey Gibson. 

Born: Monday, 8/15/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 1/07/2017

Muritty Madgaline Gamble Howard age 74 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born April 15, 1942 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late John and Cassie Adams Gamble. She was the wife of Burnzo Howard, who preceded her in death.

Born: Wednesday, 4/15/1942
Deceased: Saturday, 1/07/2017

Eldon Montgomery Jr., age 45, a resident of Lick Creek in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Washington County Hospital in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Junior was born April 27, 1971 in Salyersville, Kentucky, he is the son of Eldon "Penn" and Elzara Morrison Montgomery. One brother, Erick E. Montgomery, precedes him in death.
Junior was employed as an equipment operator until his passing. He was an avid outdoorsman, family man, and mechanic with any spare time he may have had. 

Born: Tuesday, 4/27/1971
Deceased: Thursday, 1/05/2017

Bessie Jean Rowe Phipps age 65 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born July 9, 1951 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Cisco and Martha Edna Rowe. 

Born: Monday, 7/09/1951
Deceased: Thursday, 1/05/2017

Luna King Roark, age 84, a resident of Scott Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Luna was born October 20, 1932 in Salyersville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of the late Luther and Jessie Burton King. In addition to her parents, husband, Leander "Lee" Roark, whom she married on March 17, 1947; daughters, Alene Taulbee, Melvadene Roark; sisters, Lucy King, Nola Lykins; brothers, Hurly King, Grover King, and grandson, Kent Puckett preceded in death.

Born: Thursday, 10/20/1932
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/04/2017

William Sherman Francis age 58 of Big Pricey Fork, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home. He was born February 23, 1958 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Herman and Jewel Francis. He is survived by his wife, Linda Penix Francis.
Survivors also include two sons, Robert Francis and Herman Francis both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter, Chasity Francis of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister, Brenda Daniels of Paintsville, Kentucky, and four grandchildren, Rylan Francis, Jayden Francis, Kaden Bailey and Kayleigh Francis.

Born: Sunday, 2/23/1958
Deceased: Monday, 1/02/2017

Willard Joseph age 75 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 13, 1941 in Medaryville, Indiana to the late Milton Joseph and Jane Wireman Bradley. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Mae Fitzpatrick Joseph.
Survivors also include four sons, Gary R. Joseph of Surprise, Arizona, Anthony W. Joseph of Fountain, Colorado, Willard Joseph, Jr. of Puncheon Creek, Kentucky, and William M. Joseph of Munith, Michigan. Several brothers and sisters, and several grandchildren also survive. 

Born: Monday, 10/13/1941
Deceased: Sunday, 1/01/2017

Rexford Perkins age 83 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Wolfe County Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Campton, Kentucky. He was born February 26, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Jackie and Hazel Isom Perkins. 

Born: Sunday, 2/26/1933
Deceased: Friday, 12/30/2016

Vernice Barnett Perkins age 82 of Sugar Camp Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at her home. She was born June 20, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Virgil and Asley Nickels Barnett. She was the wife of John Henry Perkins, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Perkins of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters, Nore McKenzie of Royalton, Kentucky, and Mary Martin of Salyersville, Kentucky, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Born: Wednesday, 6/20/1934
Deceased: Thursday, 12/29/2016

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