Charles Edwin “Eddie” Howard, Jr. age 48 of Lebanon, Ohio passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Bethesda Arrow Springs Hospital in Lebanon, Ohio. He was born September 11, 1966 in Wilmington, Ohio to Charles Edwin Sr. and Betty Mann Howard, who survive. Also surviving are one sister Deidre Sue (Michael) Dyer of Oregonia, Ohio, one nephew Jordan Michael Edwin (Christina) Dyer of Oregonia, Ohio, one niece Jessica Dianna Jo Dyer of Oregonia, Ohio, and grandmother Lahoma Mann of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Sunday, 9/11/1966
Deceased: Monday, 12/15/2014

Ralph Ray Mullins age 60 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born October 2, 1954 in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Cleadis and Gladys Bailey Mullins. He is the husband of Debbie Hale Mullins, who survives.

Born: Saturday, 10/02/1954
Deceased: Thursday, 12/11/2014

Edna Penix age 89 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born January 9, 1925 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Noah and Julie Coffey Rudd. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tilden Penix.

Born: Friday, 1/09/1925
Deceased: Thursday, 12/11/2014

Herald Fletcher, age 88, a resident of Lexington, Kentucky; formally of Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Providence Pine Meadows Nursing Home in Lexington, Kentucky
 Mr. Fletcher was born April 26, 1926 in Royalton, Kentucky the son of the late Milton and Eliza Patrick Fletcher.  Also, preceding him in death is one daughter, Fayetta Whitaker; sisters, Alice Salyer, Lillie Whitaker, Polly Fletcher, Rosy Hackworth, Edna Fletcher; brothers, Irvin Fletcher, Wark Fletcher, Kearney Fletcher, Bruce Fletcher, Elliot Fletcher, and Orville Fletcher.

Born: Monday, 4/26/1926
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/10/2014

Anna Mae Powers age 94 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at her home. She was born November 20, 1920 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Clark and Mittie Johnson Collinsworth. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Franklin Powers.

Born: Saturday, 11/20/1920
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/10/2014

Chester B. “Cheb” Wireman age 57 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at his home. He was born May 3, 1957 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Chester Wireman and Oma Stone, who survives. Survivors include his wife Lisa Gibson Wireman, one son Bradley Curtis Wireman of Berea, Kentucky, three daughters Cantrella Marie Smith of Lexington, Kentucky, Hana Jo Wireman and Kenlee Payton Wireman of Salyersville, Kentucky, four brothers; Carl Wireman and Clark Wireman both of Royalton, Kentucky, Jeffrey Wireman of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and Jessee Wireman of Mt.

Born: Friday, 5/03/1957
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/09/2014

Deborah Howard Zola age 57 of Bradenton, Florida formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at her home. She was born June 5, 1957 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Orville and Hilda Powers Howard. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Zola, two sons, John Rodriguez of Utah, and Lionel Rodriguez of Bradenton, Florida, two daughters, Heather Rodriguez of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and Brandy Harlan of Bradenton, Florida, one sister, Marcia Burel of Clyde, Ohio, one niece, Evie Earhart of Clyde, Ohio, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Born: Wednesday, 6/05/1957
Deceased: Monday, 12/08/2014

Verna Blanton Lemaster age 98 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Liberty of Beaver Creek Nursing Home in Dayton, Ohio. She was born May 1, 1916 at Tick Lick in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late L.D. “Doke” and Sallie Conley Blanton. She is preceded in death by her husband Wishard Lemaster. Survivors include one daughter Phyllis (Adam) Conley of Dayton, Ohio, two nephews Jay Blanton and Richard (Dick) Conley, three nieces Novella McCarty, Henrietta Hinkle and Jeannie Salyer, and several great nieces and nephews.

Born: Monday, 5/01/1916
Deceased: Monday, 12/01/2014

Jimmy L. Tackett, age 63, a resident of East Maple Street Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Cabell Huntington Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
Mr. Tackett was born October 18, 1951 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Beecher and Flotella Howard Tackett.
Mr. Tackett was an avid gamesman and enjoyed hunting through the various seasons. However, nothing beat deer season in his eyes.

Born: Thursday, 10/18/1951
Deceased: Sunday, 11/30/2014

Jeffrey Clay “Grayhawk” Sizemore age 49 of Puncheon Creek Road, Royalton, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at his home. He was born January 2, 1965 in Flint, Michigan to Jack and Lori Risner Sizemore of Royalton, Kentucky. Also surviving are one brother Jack (Merlene) Sizemore of Dexter, Michigan, two sisters Jill Sizemore of Royalton, Kentucky and Teresa (Ray) Howard of Morehead, Kentucky, one niece Nicole (Brandon) Oliver, one nephew Adam Howard and fiancé Valerie Ufer and Jeffrey’s fiancé Kayla Hughes also survives him.

Born: Saturday, 1/02/1965
Deceased: Friday, 11/28/2014