Obituaries

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.

Born: Saturday, 10/07/1933
Deceased: Friday, 9/18/2015

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.

Born: Sunday, 1/05/1947
Deceased: Wednesday, 9/16/2015

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.

Born: Tuesday, 3/04/1941
Deceased: Wednesday, 9/16/2015

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.

Born: Monday, 9/28/1964
Deceased: Tuesday, 9/15/2015

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.

Born: Tuesday, 1/17/1928
Deceased: Wednesday, 9/09/2015

Alma Whitaker Slusher age 71 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at her home. She was born January 3, 1944 in Royalton, Kentucky to the late Jessie and Oma Whitaker Caudill. She was the wife of Carl Jr. Slusher, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons Carl Vonery Slusher of Royalton, Kentucky and Ronnie Slusher of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters Jeanette Helton and Becky Puckett both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister Mary Jane Pinks of Plainwell, Michigan, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Born: Monday, 1/03/1944
Deceased: Wednesday, 9/09/2015

Thelma Jean Martin, 83, of Rensselaer, Indiana, passed away at her home on Sunday morning, September 6, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born in Salyersville, Kentucky on October 1, 1931, the daughter of the late James and Junie (McCarty) Huff. She spent her childhood in Kentucky and moved to Jasper County, Indiana in the early 1940’s. She attended the Salyersville, KY and Kniman, IN public schools. On November 20, 1946, in Rensselaer, she married Mannie Martin. 

Born: Thursday, 10/01/1931
Deceased: Sunday, 9/06/2015

Mary Sue Hunley Anderson age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her home. She was born August 29, 1954 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Froy and Ida Mae Caudill Hunley. Survivors include one daughter Kandy Reed of Tampa, Florida, one brother Gary Hunley of Falcon, Kentucky, four sisters Ruth Ann Miller of Jacksonville, Florida, Rita Harmon of Freemont, Ohio, Wanda Whitt of Salyersville, Kentucky and Sharon Kay Phillips of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one granddaughter Breanna Reed.

Born: Sunday, 8/29/1954
Deceased: Thursday, 9/03/2015

Carolyn Rogers Puckett, age 58, a resident of Burning Fork Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Puckett was born July 18, 1957 in Muncie, Indiana the daughter of Robert and Bessie Young Rogers.
Mrs. Puckett was a homemaker and devoted member to her family and friends. She was a member of the Salyersville Pentecostal Church in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Thursday, 7/18/1957
Deceased: Friday, 8/28/2015

Creata Mae Watkins age 64 of Big Lick Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her home. She was born July 11, 1951 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Raleigh and Norma Lee Robinette Watkins.

Born: Wednesday, 7/11/1951
Deceased: Tuesday, 8/25/2015

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