Obituaries

Thomas Jefferson "TJ" Arnett, age 87, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Salyersville Health Care Center.
TJ was born August 4, 1924 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the son of the late Haden and Josie Risner Arnett. 
Survivors include one sister, Lydia Jane McFarland of Salyersville, Kentucky; and several Nieces and nephews.

Born: Monday, 8/04/1924
Deceased: Friday, 9/30/2011

Travis Len Puckett, age 40, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the Paul B Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.  Mr. Puckett was born November 28, 1970 in Muncie, Indiana, the son of Jim Sr. and Patricia Ashbaugh Puckett.  Mr. Puckett was a graduate of Magoffin County High School in Salyersville, Kentucky.  In his passing he leaves behind, his parents:  Jim Sr. and Patricia Ashbaugh Puckett of Salyersville, Kentucky; his wife:  Teresa Shepherd Puckett of Salyersville, Kentucky; two brothers:  Jim Puckett Jr.

Born: Saturday, 11/28/1970
Deceased: Wednesday, 9/28/2011
Born: Sunday, 1/04/1953
Deceased: Tuesday, 9/27/2011

Lydia Gayle Arnett, Age 76, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center at Ashland, Kentucky.
Lydia Gayle was born March 1, 1935 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Glenn and Jessie Irene Patrick Prater. Lydia was a homemaker and a member of the Prater Memorial Methodist Church.

Born: Friday, 3/01/1935
Deceased: Sunday, 9/18/2011

Christopher Randall Salyer age 32 of Combs Branch Road, Salyersville, passed away on Saturday September 17, 2011 at his home.
Christopher was born May 10, 1979 in Floyd County, KY; the son of Patty Bently and Randy Salyer and step-mother Susie Salyer.  He was employed as a maintenance worker at Magoffin County Housing.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Jimmy Randall Salyer of Salyersville, Kentucky and one sister, Misty Francis of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Thursday, 5/10/1979
Deceased: Saturday, 9/17/2011

Alvin C. Ratliff age 64 of Middle Fork, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 16, 2011 in Johnson County, Kentucky. Alvin was born February 4, 1947 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of the late Elmer and Roberta Cantrell Ratliff. Alvin was a coal miner and a member of the Right Middle Fork United Baptist Church.

Born: Tuesday, 2/04/1947
Deceased: Friday, 9/16/2011

Fannie Prater Shepherd age 88 of Birch Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at her home.
Fannie was born December 12, 1923 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Abe and Dona Bailey Prater. She was a member of the Cow Creek Church of God.
Fannie was united in marriage to Johnny Shepherd whom precedes her in death.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Born: Wednesday, 12/12/1923
Deceased: Thursday, 9/15/2011

Bertha M. Salyer Clabaugh age 59 of Knox, Indiana formally of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at her home. She was born February 8, 1952 in Athens, Indiana to the late Woodrow and Vergie (Hopkins) Salyer.
She is survived by one daughter: Michele (Talbert) Marshall of Arkansas; one son: Joshua (Cara) Arnett of Indiana; one sister: Janet (Jerry) Button of Indiana; three brothers: Edgar Salyer, James R. (Sue) Salyer and Eugene Salyer all of Indiana and six grandchildren Kayla, Shawn, Christina, Aubrie, Chloe and Kyleigh.

Born: Friday, 2/08/1952
Deceased: Thursday, 9/15/2011

Ralph Patrick, Age 77, a resident of Paintsville, KY, formally of Magoffin County passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 at his home.
He was born September 17, 1933 in Salyersville, KY, the son of the late Ishmael and Julia Lemaster Patrick.
Ralph was united in marriage to Beverly Howard Patrick who survives, also surviving is one son, Mark Patrick of Kansas; one daughter, Kimberly Patrick also of Kansas; one sister, Nancy Ann Conley of Oceana, WV and one grandchild, Ryan Patrick and special cousins, Louie and Lerlean Powers.

Born: Sunday, 9/17/1933
Deceased: Monday, 9/12/2011

Charles Douglas Hampton age 75 of Bradenton, Florida formally of Paintsville, Kentucky passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 at his home in Bradenton, Florida.
He was born July 7, 1936 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Richard and Pauline Holbrook Hampton.

Born: Tuesday, 7/07/1936
Deceased: Friday, 9/09/2011

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