Obituaries

Buena Estess (Wright) Ely, 94, September 11, 1922 - December 18, 2016.Buena was born in Sudith, in Menifee County, Kentucky, to Henry Clay Wright and Carrie Lee (Moore) Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Ely, and her son, Kevin Earl Ely. Also preceding her were her brothers: Ransome, Ralph, Raleigh, Frank and Lewis, and a sister, Mary Eva (Wright) Terrell. 

Born: Monday, 9/11/1922
Deceased: Sunday, 12/18/2016

Fredrick Scott Swiger age 47 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at his home. He was born April 28, 1969 in Kettering, Ohio to Shelly Swiger and the late Reva Potter Swiger. He was the husband of Tonya Salyer Swiger, who also survives.
In addition to his father and wife, other survivors include two sons, Tyler Isaac of Paintsville, Kentucky, and Scott Swiger of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother, Michael Swiger of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister, Lashell Rose Swiger of Tennessee, and two grandchildren, Brayden Isaac and Kendra Isaac. 

Born: Monday, 4/28/1969
Deceased: Friday, 12/16/2016

Misty Lynn Rowe age 34 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born August 31, 1982 in Morehead, Kentucky to Jerry Rowe and the late Debbie Bailey. 

Born: Tuesday, 8/31/1982
Deceased: Thursday, 12/15/2016

Brian Douglas Howard age 37 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, Kentucky. He was born January 20, 1979 in Morgan County, Kentucky to the late Rodney Easterling and Sandy Gullett Evans, who survives. He is also survived by his wife, Katie Minix Howard.

Born: Saturday, 1/20/1979
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/14/2016

Ann Minix Williams age 80 of Bee Tree Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home. She was born July 15, 1936 in Oakley, Kentucky to the late Jasper and Myrtle Salyer Minix. She was the wife of Jack Williams, who preceded her in death.

Born: Wednesday, 7/15/1936
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/13/2016

Roberta Koontz Miller age 65 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born June 22, 1951 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Robert and Francis Jacobs Koontz. She was the wife of Michael Miller, who preceded her in death.

Born: Friday, 6/22/1951
Deceased: Thursday, 12/08/2016

Henry Eugene Howes age 72 of Gun Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his home. He was born December 24, 1943 in Ivyton, Kentucky to the late Henry and Leneva Fletcher Howes. 
Survivors include his companion, Jennifer Fletcher, and three brothers, Dale Salyer, Kermit Howes, and Lester Ray Howes all of Salyersville, Kentucky.
In addition to his parents, Gene is preceded in death by two brothers, Darrel Dean Howes and Ronald Howes.

Born: Friday, 12/24/1943
Deceased: Thursday, 12/08/2016

Kathy Guinn Howard age 57 of Danville, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at her brother's home. She was born October 23, 1959 in Danville, Kentucky to the late Bobby Guinn and Leoma Alsman Guinn, who survives.
Survivors also include her husband, Arnold Howard, one daughter, Geneva (Mitchel) Smith of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, two brothers, Jimmy (Emma) Guinn and Gary (Gina) Guinn both of Danville, Kentucky, one sister, Geanie Wilson of Danville, Kentucky, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Born: Friday, 10/23/1959
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/07/2016

Justin Edward Blanton age 24 of Elizabethton, Tennessee formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was born December 30, 1991 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Scott Blanton and Wendy Tackett Hancock, who survives. 

Born: Monday, 12/30/1991
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/06/2016

Lindsey Lee Wheeler age 65 of Litteral Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his daughter's home in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born May 7, 1951 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Lester and Ethel Cantrell Wheeler.

Born: Monday, 5/07/1951
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/06/2016

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