Erma Lee (Joseph) Arnett, of Manchester, Michigan, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Ann Arbor. She was born on July 10, 1929 in Royalton, Kentucky. On July 11, 1946, she married Bert Arnett and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1995. Erma was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Chelsea. She put church and faith first in her life. She was a very wise, strong-willed, and generous woman and worked hard for everything she had. Erma was a talented gardener and enjoyed canning and freezing vegetables and cooking.
Robert Franklin, age 52, a resident of Rockhouse Creek Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Franklin was born October 15, 1961 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of the late Paul and Zella Isaac Franklin.
Those left to mourn include sister, Charlene Franklin of Florida; brother, Timothy Franklin; and a host of family and friends who love and miss him.
JoAnne Keeton Denney age 53 of Williamstown, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at her home. She was born September 21, 1960 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Ralph Keeton who survives and the late Imogene Carty Keeton. In addition to her father JoAnne is survived by her husband Ricky Denney, one brother Darrell (Dana) Keeton of Salyersville, Kentucky, three sisters Darlene Caniff of Williamstown, Kentucky, Connie Keeton of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ora (Larry) Webb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Aaron Sherman Reed, infant son of Jay Darren and Sandra Kay (Arnett) Reed passed away Monday February 10, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky
Those left to mourn Aarons passing include parents Jay Darren and Sandra, one brother Isaiah Reed, one sister Jasmyne Reed, paternal grandparents Mitchell and Sandra Reed, maternal grandparents Nellie and the late Sherman Arnett and a host of family who love and miss him.
A graveside service was held in honor of Aaron on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Billy Ray Craft age 77 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born July 28, 1936 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Cletus and Cora Craft. Survivors include four sons Donnie Ray (Rhonda) Craft of Kimper, Kentucky, Ronnie Lynn (Vivian) Craft of Salyersville, Kentucky, Larry Keith (Teresa) Craft of Prestonsburg, Kentucky and Mark Kevin Craft of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister Pauline Craft (Marion) Holloway of Rochester, Indiana, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Reda Elizabeth Crase Thompson age 79, of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born September 29, 1934 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Gideon and Mae Combs Crase. She is also preceded in death by her husband Buford Slone.
Hazel Borders, age 87, a resident of Borders Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Borders was born September 15, 1926 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Lloyd and June Wheeler Crace. Also, preceding her in death are two daughters, Infant Phyllis Borders and Gayle Borders; one sister, Lena Pelphrey; and brothers, Kelly Crace and Billy Crace.
James Stephens, age 72, a resident of Buck Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Stephens was born July 17, 1940 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Chester and Sadie Montgomery Stephens. Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Vonetta Watson; and brothers, Chalmer Stephens, Louise Stephens.
Ada Grey Adkins Montgomery age 79 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ken tucky. She was born April 27, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Henry and Lula Hall Adkins. Also preceding her in death is her husband Normal Lee Montgomery.
Howard Hook, age 55, a resident of Route 7 in Royalton, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Hook was born June 9, 1958 in Fremont, Ohio the son of the late Melvin and Betty Annon Hook. Also, proceeding in death is his wife, Cathleen Stutler Hook, and one brother, Melvin Hook Jr.