Obituaries

 Former resident of Salyersville, Kentucky, Jennifer Howard-Bailey of Cincinnati, Ohio, age 41, passed away from a long battle with cancer on October 20th, 2012.  Jennifer died surrounded by her family at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati.  Jennifer was born on December 30th, 1971 in Paintsville, Kentucky.  She is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister.  Jennifer was a very talented artist and strong woman who put her family first.  She was a large supporter for Breast Cancer benefits and functions and helped raise money for cancer charities when she was able.

Born: Thursday, 12/30/1971
Deceased: Saturday, 10/20/2012

 John “Baby Boy” Risner, age 88, a resident of Right Middle Fork in Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, October 16, 2012 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.  Mr. Risner was born June 7, 1924, in Salyersville, Kentucky, the son of the late John Tut and Martha Alsept Risner.  Also, preceding him in death is his wife, Ines Jones Risner and a brother, Herbert Risner.  Mr. Risner was employed as a farmer until his retirement.  Those left to mourn his passing  include sons, Jimmy, Kalton, J.B.

Born: Saturday, 6/07/1924
Deceased: Tuesday, 10/16/2012

Donald is survived by his wife; Dorsie Loper Wireman, two daughters; Donna Wireman of Chesapeake, VA, and Elizabeth Wireman of Gunlock, Kentucky, two brothers; Ondie Wireman of Hueysville, Kentucky and Rick Wireman of Gunlock, Kentucky, five sisters; Mary Lou Justice of Ashland, Kentucky, Farlie Wireman of Gunlock, Kentucky, Carrie Joseph of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Mollie Sturgill of Tazwell, TN, and Violet Pitts of Paintsville, Kentucky. Also surviving is one granddaughter; Donelle Cheynne Wireman.

Born: Sunday, 2/02/1947
Deceased: Tuesday, 10/16/2012

 Jackie Bolen age 68 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born June 8, 1944 in Magoffin County to the late Dutch Bolen and Goldie Howard.

Born: Thursday, 6/08/1944
Deceased: Sunday, 10/14/2012

 Readith Adkins age 87 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Morgan County A.R.H. in West Liberty, Kentucky. She is the wife of Robert Adkins who survives.
Readith was born January 22, 1925 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Hattie Francis Howard. She was a retired factory worker as well as a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

Born: Thursday, 1/22/1925
Deceased: Saturday, 10/13/2012

 Ricky Neal Risner, age 48, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at his home on East Mountain Parkway in Salyersville, Kentucky.
 Mr. Risner was born July 26, 1964 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Harlow and Mary Vanimans Risner.  Also, proceeding him in death is one sister, Juanita Risner, and one brother, Leonard Risner.
 Mr. Risner was employed as a carpenter in the Carpenter Local #472 Union located in Ashland, Kentucky.

Born: Sunday, 7/26/1964
Deceased: Friday, 10/12/2012

 Earl "Buck" Koontz age 64 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born March 5, 1948 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the son of the late Charles and Oma Whitaker Koontz.
Earl is survived by one daughter, Sandra Rowe of Royalton, Kentucky; three brothers, Joe Koontz of Ashland, Kentucky, Charles Koontz of Salyersville, Kentucky and Harold Koontz of LaPorte, Indiana and two sisters, Jane Pinks of Michigan and Alma Slusher of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Friday, 11/05/1948
Deceased: Friday, 10/12/2012

 Melva Jean Minix Watkins-Salyer, age 75, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Saint Joseph Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
 Mrs. Salyer was born January 27, 1937, in Carver, Kentucky the daughter of the late Leander and Carrie Caudill Minix.  Also preceding her in death is her former husband, John Clay Watkins; daughter, Tammy Sue Watkins Hammond, and sisters, Mary Rose Marshall and Carol Sue Goollhofer. 
 Mrs. Salyer was a homemaker and a member of the Tip Top United Baptist Church.

Born: Wednesday, 1/27/1937
Deceased: Friday, 10/12/2012

 Ricky Neal Risner, age 48, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at his home on East Mountain Parkway in Salyersville, Kentucky.
 
Mr. Risner was born July 26, 1964 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Harlow and Mary Vanimans Risner.  Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Juanita Risner, and one brother, Leonard Risner.
 
Mr. Risner was employed as a carpenter in the Carpenter Local #472 Union located in Ashland, Kentucky.
 

Born: Sunday, 7/26/1964
Deceased: Friday, 10/12/2012

 HAROLD GRAY KEITH, age 88 of Tallmadge, Ohio formerly of Magoffin County, passed away October 11, 2012 at the Essex Healthcare in Tallmadge, Ohio.  He was born May 30, 1924 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the son of the late William Marion Keeth and Lucy (Prater) Keeth.  He was a civilian in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II and retired in 1987 from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 42 years of service.  After retirement, Harold enjoyed the outdoors and helping many of his friends, neighbors and family with home upkeep and projects, often using his mechanical genius.

Born: Friday, 5/30/1924
Deceased: Thursday, 10/11/2012

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