Obituaries

Courtney Howard age 98 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born March 26, 1913 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Harris and Ollie Reed Howard.

Born: Wednesday, 3/26/1913
Deceased: Monday, 1/16/2012

Merlin Craig Taulbee age 44 of Old Burning Fork Road, Salyerville, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday January 14, 2012 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the husband of Tammy Bryant Taulbee and son of the late Merlin and Pansy Montgomery Taulbee.

Born: Wednesday, 10/04/1967
Deceased: Saturday, 1/14/2012

Bill K. Wireman age 65 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1946 in Magoffin County to the late Kendle and Polly Allen Wireman.

Born: Friday, 12/27/1946
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/10/2012

Ella Mae Nickles Gipson age 62 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at her home. She was born in Magoffin County to the late Brack and Gladys Barnett Nickles. She is survived by her husband Gary Wayne Gipson Sr., three sons: Gary Wayne Gipson, Jr. of Salyersville, Kentucky, Clearence Wayne Gipson of Salyersville, Kentucky, and Henry Nickles of Ohio; two daughters: Wilma Gipson of Salyersville, Kentucky and Monnie Jones of Mt.

Born: Sunday, 4/03/1949
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/10/2012

Naomi Ruth Hamilton Griffith, age 72, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.  Mrs. Griffith was born March 26, 1939in Wichita, Kansas the daughter of the late Ivan and Ramah Hamilton.  Mrs. Griffith was married on January 29, 1953 to Vernon Lee Griffith and he preceded her in death.  In her passing she leaves behind, three sons:  David (Kathy) Griffith of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Mike (Gail) Griffith of Salyersville, Kentucky and Randall (Millie) Griffith of Ft.

Born: Sunday, 3/26/1939
Deceased: Monday, 1/09/2012

 Age 85, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born August 26, 1926 in Carver, Kentucky, the daughter of Casell and Minnie (Rowe) Bailey, and the granddaughter of Rev. Morgan Rowe.

Mae retired from Chrysler.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Saline Chapter #311.  Mae's heart was for her family.

Born: Thursday, 8/26/1926
Deceased: Monday, 1/09/2012

Savannah Arnett May age 73 of Rochester, Indiana formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Life Care Center of Rochester in Rochester, Indiana.

She was born September 14, 1938 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Lester and Mary Craft Arnett. She was married to Winfred May who also precedes her in death.

Born: Wednesday, 9/14/1938
Deceased: Sunday, 1/08/2012

Jean F. Cummings of Jackson, Michigan passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 84 years.  Jean was the daughter of the late Sydney and Phoebe Arnett of Royalton, Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 45 years, Thomas M. Cummings.  Jean is survived by one daughter, Mary K. Howard; four sons, Gerald T. (Margie) Cummings, Paul Michael Cummings, Patrick T. (Rose) Cummings and Thomas F. (Karen) Cummings; 15 grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis (Bill) May; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernard Cummings, Fr.

Born: Saturday, 1/29/1927
Deceased: Thursday, 1/05/2012

Hortense Salyer Patrick, age 87, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.  Mrs.

Born: Friday, 1/25/1924
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/03/2012

Josephine Allen age 50 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at her home. She was born February 8, 1961 in Stark County, Indiana to the late Frank and Imogene Lovins Allen. She is survived by her loving husband, Donnie Allen. three sons: Chris, Brandon and Nick; two step-sons: Tyler Morgan and Robert Keith; two brothers: Bud and Bill Allen; three sisters: Mary Childers, Angelia Hurt and Cheryl Allen; four grandchildren and one step- grandchild. Also surviving are five special friends: Janie Maulky, Lisa Thorp, Mary and Jeff Harper and Calli Hickman.

Born: Wednesday, 2/08/1961
Deceased: Sunday, 1/01/2012

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