Obituaries

 Steven Allen, age 59, a resident of Farris Ranch Road in Wallingford, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2013 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Mr. Allen was born September 24, 1953 in Middletown, Ohio the son of the late Richard and Norma Jean Farris Allen. Also, preceding him in death is his wife, Roberta Cole Allen.

Born: Thursday, 9/24/1953
Deceased: Tuesday, 8/06/2013

 Mary Jane Gibson Prater age 42 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 at her home. She was born November 5, 1970 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Hearley Gibson and Lydia Joe Nickles Fletcher who survive. She is also survived by two sons Wallace Joe Gibson and Ronnie Kevin Gilbert both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter Juanita Martha Jane Perkins of Salyersville, Kentucky, two brothers Donald Eugene Gibson and Julius Brown both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister Betsy Jean Gibson of Salyersville, Kentucky and one grandchild.

Born: Thursday, 11/05/1970
Deceased: Sunday, 8/04/2013

 Joyce Ann Whitt Sturgill age 68 of Englewood, Ohio formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Hospice of Dayton Center in Dayton, Ohio. Joyce was born September 21, 1944 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Jonnie Whitt and Opal Whitt who survives. Also surviving is her husband Herschel K.

Born: Thursday, 9/21/1944
Deceased: Friday, 8/02/2013

Sheila Collinsworth Elkins, age 56, a resident of Winchester, Kentucky, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at her residence.
Mrs. Elkins was born November 9, 1956 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of Goldie Mills Collinsworth and the late Willie Collinsworth. Also, preceding her in death is one sister, Teddy Albright Vanderpool, and one brother, Lowell Collinsworth.
Mrs. Elkins was a homemaker and vital member to her family.

Born: Friday, 11/09/1956
Deceased: Thursday, 8/01/2013

 Orville McCarty, age 63, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at his home.

Mr. McCarty was born September 30, 1949 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Beecher Sr. and Gustavia Carty McCarty. Also, preceding him in death are brothers, Donald, Daniel Boone, JK, and Earl McCarty, and sister, Darlene LeMaster.
Mr. McCarty was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the mining industry. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged.

Born: Friday, 9/30/1949
Deceased: Monday, 7/29/2013

 Shirley Daniels age 63 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born March 13, 1950 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Sonny "Buck" Lemaster and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Meade Lemaster who survives.

Born: Monday, 3/13/1950
Deceased: Sunday, 7/28/2013

 James Ray "Bill" Benton, Sr. age 72 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1941 in Magoffin County to the late Dazzell and Ina Bailey Benton.

Born: Friday, 10/03/1941
Deceased: Tuesday, 7/23/2013

 Mary Lemaster Frazier age 75 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Crestview Nursing Home in Frankfort, Kentucky. Mary was born February 11, 1938 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Curt and Ida Jackson Lemaster. She is also preceded in death by her husband the late James H. Frazier. Survivors include three sons Henry Curtis Frazier of Indiana, Hansel David Frazier of Chelsea, Michigan and Leonard James Frazier of Bellville, Michigan and one daughter Pamela Frazier Marshall of Frankfort, Kentucky.

Born: Friday, 2/11/1938
Deceased: Saturday, 7/20/2013

 Mildred Back, age 75 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at her home. Mildred was the wife of the late John D. Back.
Mildred was born September 24, 1937 to the late Jay and Flora Dunn Stephens.

Born: Friday, 9/24/1937
Deceased: Monday, 7/15/2013

 David Shepherd age 57 of Gunlock, Kentucky passed away Friday, July 12, 2013. David is the son of Hazel Shepherd and the late William J. Shepherd.
Survivors include his mother Hazel Shepherd; daughters, Pamela Ann Shepherd and Christie Ward; brothers, Danny (Wanda) Shepherd, Lawrence (Claudette) Shepherd, Ebb (Jenny) Shepherd; sisters, Jane (Ronald Shepherd), Sadie (Jerry) Bailey, Lesia (Darvin) Reed, Angie (Wendell) King; Grandchildren, Tyler Dean Ousley, Tiffany Bentley Tharpe & Christopher Bentley; and one great-grandson Brayden Keith Bentley.

Born: Sunday, 1/01/1956
Deceased: Friday, 7/12/2013

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