Obituaries

Vera Lou Howard Russell, age 69, a resident of West Liberty, Kentucky; passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Liberty, Kentucky.
Mrs. Russell was born January 13, 1945 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Dewey and Daisy Lykins Howard. Also, preceding her in death is her husband, Joe Russell, whom she married April 29, 1967; and son, Billy Joe Russell.
Mrs. Russell was a homemaker and devoted family member. She was also a member of the United Baptist Faith.

Born: Saturday, 1/13/1945
Deceased: Monday, 9/01/2014

James Sherman Preece age 73 of Mount Sterling, Kentucky passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Hospital in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He was born April 13, 1941 in Martin County, Kentucky to the late Amos and Stella Blackburn Preece. He is the husband of Terry McCarty Preece, who survives. Also surviving are two sons Gary Allen Preece of Louisville, Kentucky, and Larry Jay Preece of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, one daughter Brenda Kay Frazier of Dunnellon, Florida, three brothers Kennis Preece of Louisa, Kentucky, and Amos Preece Jr.

Born: Sunday, 4/13/1941
Deceased: Saturday, 8/30/2014

Anna Nickels age 79 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born July 8, 1935 in Knott County, Kentucky to the late Jim and Emma Thornsbury Moore.

Born: Monday, 7/08/1935
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/27/2014

Robert Michael Howard, age 44, a resident of Flat Fork Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home.
 Mr. Howard was born November 23, 1969 at the Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of Carol Salyer Howard and the late Billy Howard.  Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Regina Ann Howard.
 Mr. Howard was a laborer, devoted father, and member to his family. 

Born: Sunday, 11/23/1969
Deceased: Monday, 8/25/2014

Connie Risner Miller age 58 of Puncheon, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her home. She was born January 5, 1956 in Puncheon, Kentucky to the late Oakie Risner and Mary Risner, who survives. Other survivors include her husband Kellie Lee Miller, one son Kellie Shane Miller of Royalton, Kentucky, one daughter Mary Lea Miller of Royalton, Kentucky, three brothers; Adam Risner, Paul B. Risner, and Edward Risner all of Royalton, Kentucky, four sisters; Ella Rae Ingram of Mt.

Born: Thursday, 1/05/1956
Deceased: Sunday, 8/24/2014

Morris Montgomery age 63 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his home. He was born March 22, 1951 in Sites, Kentucky to the late Garner “Mutt” Montgomery and Imogene Bailey Montgomery Gullett.

Born: Thursday, 3/22/1951
Deceased: Sunday, 8/24/2014

Jennifer Kay Ratliff Shepherd, age 35, a resident of Long Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.
 Mrs. Shepherd was born November 30, 1978 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of Greg Ratliff and the late Kimberly Lou LeMaster Ratliff.  
 Mrs. Shepherd was a homemaker and devoted member to her family.

Born: Thursday, 11/30/1978
Deceased: Thursday, 8/21/2014

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Meade Lemaster age 103 of Litteral Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born January 28, 1911 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Alexander and Julie Howard Meade.

Born: Saturday, 1/28/1911
Deceased: Thursday, 8/21/2014

Barbara Ann Arnett age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born February 14, 1953 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Pat and Lottie Vance Arnett. Survivors include one son Gary Neal Arnett of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter Karen Renae Arnett Cole of Salyersville, Kentucky, two sisters Joyce (George) Brown of Pocatello, Idaho, and Karen (Calvin) Pitts of Jackson, Kentucky, and one granddaughter Jill Suzanna Renae Cole.

Born: Friday, 8/14/1953
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/20/2014

James Darrell Whitt age 72 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born March 13, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Dorsie and Lona Lykins Whitt. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Estep Whitt, two daughters; Deborah Skeldon of Columbus, Ohio, and Cynthia Mucha of Chicago, Illinois, one brother, Ray Whitt of Ohio, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Born: Friday, 3/13/1942
Deceased: Sunday, 8/17/2014

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