Obituaries

Bessie “Bobbie” Lovely Archer, age 77, a resident of Little Road in Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Archer was born August 19, 1937 in Royalton, Kentucky the daughter of the late Ossie and Hortense Jackson Lovely. Also, preceding her in death is husband, Walter “Bill” Archer, whom she married July 26, 1955; daughter, Janice Marie Archer; son, Walter “Bill” Archer Jr.; sister, Lelea Mae Lovely; brothers, Rex, Garland, Mitchell Lovely; and grandchild, James Ashland Howard.

Born: Thursday, 8/19/1937
Deceased: Sunday, 7/19/2015

Fonda Shepherd Salyer age 73 of Salt Lick, Kentucky, formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home. She was born May 16,1942 in Hueysville, Kentucky to the late Tilden and Effie Colburn Shepherd. She was the wife of Garland “Ray” Salyer, who survives. Survivors also include two sons, Byron Salyer of Wilmington, Kentucky, and Chad Salyer of Degraff, Ohio, one daughter, Tabitha Salyer of Frenchburg, Kentucky, two sisters, Luna Martin of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Marjorie Bailey of Auburn, Indiana.

Born: Saturday, 5/16/1942
Deceased: Thursday, 7/16/2015

Scott Joseph Whitaker age 40 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. He was born November 4, 1974 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Danny Whitaker and the late Gwendolyn Kowbyl Whitaker. In addition to his father, Scott is survived by one brother, Justin Whitaker of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Born: Monday, 11/04/1974
Deceased: Sunday, 7/12/2015

Ruie Montgomery Russell age 86 of Scaffold Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born June 26, 1929 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Kendell and Florence Elizabeth Phipps Montgomery. She was the wife of Arnel Russell, who preceded her in death.

Born: Wednesday, 6/26/1929
Deceased: Thursday, 7/09/2015

Martha Manns Porter, age 67, a resident of Little Road in Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Mrs. Porter was born February 7, 1948 in Tip Top, Kentucky the daughter of the late Cleve and Ruby May Manns. Also, she is preceded in death by her husband, Simon Porter, whom she married September 26, 1963; and sister, Nannie Marshall.
Mrs. Porter was a homemaker and devoted family member and friend. She was a member of Gun Creek United Baptist Church in Royalton, Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 2/07/1948
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/08/2015

Etoyla Fitzpatrick Whitaker age 90 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born February 2, 1925 in Swampton, Kentucky to the late Charles and Gracie Howard Fitzpatrick. She was the wife of Cecil Whitaker, who preceded her in death.

Born: Thursday, 7/02/1925
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/08/2015

Isabelle Bess Howard age 82 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born January 5, 1933 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Thomas and Eleanor Campbell Bess. She was the wife of Henry Franklin Howard, who preceded her in death.

Born: Thursday, 1/05/1933
Deceased: Sunday, 7/05/2015

Oscar “Speedy” Perkins, age 78, a resident of Church Drive in Nippa, Kentucky, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Born: Thursday, 12/03/1936
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/01/2015

Leroy Gullett age 78 of Brushy Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born December 28, 1936 at Pricey Creek, Kentucky to the late Wade and Minnie Jenkins Gullett. He was the husband of Maxine Layne Gullett, who survives.

Born: Monday, 12/28/1936
Deceased: Saturday, 6/27/2015

Lanson Stephens age 60 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born January 14, 1955 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Chester and Flora Dunn Stephens. He was the husband of Bethel Patrick Stephens, who survives.

Born: Friday, 1/14/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 6/27/2015

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