Obituaries

Jennifer Marshall Prater, age 56, a resident of Georgetown, Kentucky, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at her home with her family after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Prater was born February 21, 1959 at the Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Paul and Virginia Carpenter Marshall. Also, preceding her in death is her husband of twenty-two years, Franklin Joe Prater; sisters, Janice Risner, Charlotte K. Marshall; and brother, David Marshall.

Born: Saturday, 2/21/1959
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/09/2015

Of  New Carlisle, Ohio, lost his year and a half long battle with Cancer early Wednesday morning, December the 9th, 2015. Cecil was born on January 27, 1935 In Ivyton, Kentucky, a small community in Magoffin County. This January he would have celebrated his 81 birthday. He was born to Callie and Gracie (Fletcher) Risner, and was the second youngest of seven children. Cecil was a hardworking man, who believed that if you worked hard, and set your mind to it you could achieve anything.

Born: Sunday, 1/27/1935
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/09/2015

Tommy Cooley age 69 of Gunlock, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born December 16, 1945 in Martin, Kentucky to the late Paul and Fannie Robinson Cooley. He was the husband of Janice Shepherd Cooley, who survives.
Other survivors include one son Tommy Junior Cooley of Campton, Kentucky, two daughters Sherry Shepherd of Salyersville, Kentucky and Michele Cooley of Lexington, Kentucky and five grandchildren Jeremy Tyler Cooley, Dustin Howard, Hannah Howard, Mason Shepherd and Evan Shepherd.

Born: Sunday, 12/16/1945
Deceased: Monday, 12/07/2015

Michael Scott Lewis age 66 of Old Burning Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born January 28, 1949 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Earl Edward Lewis and Bernice Dotson Moore, who survives. Other survivors include two sisters Darlene Stephens and Marlene Owens both of Salyersville, Kentucky.
In addition to his father, Michael is preceded in death by one brother Anthony Edward Lewis and one sister Karen Lewis.
Michael was a member of the Pentecost Church of God.

Born: Friday, 1/28/1949
Deceased: Monday, 12/07/2015

Martha Bailey Joseph age 67 of Salt Lick Road, Salyersville, Ky, passed away on Friday evening December 4, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. She was born September 18, 1948 in Fredville, Kentucky to the late Ellis and Lonnie Thacker Bailey.

Born: Saturday, 9/18/1948
Deceased: Friday, 12/04/2015

Zelma Smith Profitt, age 88, of Salyersville, Kentucky, formerly of Softshell, KY, died Friday at her home in Salyersville, KY. She was born at Softshell, KY on December 10, 1926 to James and Maggie Bolen Smith. 

Survivors 

Son- Dr. David (Darlene) Profitt 

Grandchildren- Dr. Dennis Neil (Dr. Carrie) Profitt, Amy Beth (Dr. Mark) Paxton, Mary Ellen Profitt (Casey Gower) and Alison Ruth (Dustin) Fore 

Great Grandson- Aiden 

Sisters- Catherine Smith and Patty Jean Smith 

Preceded in death by husband- Frank Profitt 

Born: Friday, 12/10/1926
Deceased: Friday, 12/04/2015

Ronnie Lee Sparks age 50 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at his home. He was born January 14, 1965 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Henry Lee and Della Gipson Sparks.
Survivors include five brothers Clarence Sparks of Jackson, Michigan and Danny Ray Sparks, Dallas Sparks, Bobby Dean Sparks and Mark Sparks all of Salyersville, Kentucky and three sisters Avanell Saylor of Lucasville, Ohio and Bonnie Lou Hylton and Anna Sue Gibson both of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Thursday, 1/14/1965
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/02/2015

Doug Robinson age 85 of Morehead, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home. He was born December 19, 1929 to the late Thurston and Maggie Wilson Robinson. He is also preceded in death by his wife Coralee Howard Robinson.
Survivors include one daughter Thelma Jean Houck of Morehead, Kentucky, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
Doug was a retired Forest Ranger and a member of the Salyersville Masonic Lodge #769 F&AM.

Born: Thursday, 12/19/1929
Deceased: Sunday, 11/29/2015

Ladonna Jo Yates Briggs age 52 of Sitka, Kentucky formerly of Printer, Kentucky passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born December 3, 1962 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Denzil and Josephine Meade Yates.

Born: Monday, 12/03/1962
Deceased: Saturday, 11/28/2015

Vanzel Borders, age 91, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Mr. Borders was born June 2, 1924 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Dewey and Dora Penix Borders. Also, preceding him in death is his wife, Hazel Crace Borders; one daughter, Gayle Borders; and brothers, Jack E. Borders and Chester Borders.

Born: Monday, 6/02/1924
Deceased: Friday, 11/27/2015

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