Obituaries

Laura Lois Prater Lacourse age 81 of Mash Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home. She was born February 15, 1935 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Charlie and Roxie Allen Prater.

Survivors include one son, Dwayne Prater of Salyersville, Kentucky, three daughters, Linda Hammock and Brenda Johnson both of Salyersville, Kentucky, and Latisha Mays of Morehead, Kentucky, two brothers, Wendell Prater of Salyersville, Kentucky, and White Prater of Toledo, Ohio, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Born: Friday, 2/15/1935
Deceased: Monday, 1/16/2017

Christopher Thomas Smith age 29 of Flynt Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Knott County, Kentucky. He was born October 24, 1987 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Luther Smith and Kathleen Perkins Donahue, who survive. He was the husband of Chrissy Brewer Smith, who also survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Christopher Smith and Michael Smith, both of Salyersville, Kentucky, three daughters, Kailey Smith, Ocean Smith, and Tonya Smith all of Salyersville, Kentucky, and one brother, Johnny Smith of Salyersville, Kentucky. 

Born: Saturday, 10/24/1987
Deceased: Sunday, 1/15/2017

Odie Combs, age 75, a resident of Fairchild Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Salyersville Health and Rehabilitation in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Odie was born July 25, 1941 in Salyersville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of James and Madie Penix Joseph. Husband, Floyd Combs, whom she married April of 1971, precedes her in death.
Odie was a merchant until her retirement at multiple retail businesses here in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Friday, 7/25/1941
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/11/2017

Joyce Edwards, born November 25, 1937, passed away January 9, 2017.  Survived by beloved husband of 58 years, Luther Edwards, dear daughter Sharon (Ted) Edwards Smith, cherished grandchildren Stephanie (Jeremy) Lucas, Adam (Marissa) Smith, and Jessica (Michael) Germany, and loving great-grandchildren Madison, Ethan, Micah, Carter, Ezra Lucas and Harper Germany, and dear sister Sue Gibson. Preceded in death by parents Willie and Julia Cantrell, and 8 brothers and  6 sisters.  Joyce grew up in Salyersville, Kentucky with her parents and siblings where she learned to garden and canning.

Born: Thursday, 11/25/1937
Deceased: Monday, 1/09/2017

Mary Alice Howard Rudd age 85 of Will May Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home. She was born August 26, 1931 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Clyde and Gladie Montgomery Howard. She was the wife of E.J. Rudd, who survives.

Born: Wednesday, 8/26/1931
Deceased: Sunday, 1/08/2017

Carolyn Jean Gibson Blackburn age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born August 15, 1955 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Harold and Iva Jean Harvey Gibson. 

Born: Monday, 8/15/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 1/07/2017

Muritty Madgaline Gamble Howard age 74 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born April 15, 1942 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late John and Cassie Adams Gamble. She was the wife of Burnzo Howard, who preceded her in death.

Born: Wednesday, 4/15/1942
Deceased: Saturday, 1/07/2017

Eldon Montgomery Jr., age 45, a resident of Lick Creek in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Washington County Hospital in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Junior was born April 27, 1971 in Salyersville, Kentucky, he is the son of Eldon "Penn" and Elzara Morrison Montgomery. One brother, Erick E. Montgomery, precedes him in death.
Junior was employed as an equipment operator until his passing. He was an avid outdoorsman, family man, and mechanic with any spare time he may have had. 

Born: Tuesday, 4/27/1971
Deceased: Thursday, 1/05/2017

Bessie Jean Rowe Phipps age 65 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born July 9, 1951 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Cisco and Martha Edna Rowe. 

Born: Monday, 7/09/1951
Deceased: Thursday, 1/05/2017

Luna King Roark, age 84, a resident of Scott Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Luna was born October 20, 1932 in Salyersville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of the late Luther and Jessie Burton King. In addition to her parents, husband, Leander "Lee" Roark, whom she married on March 17, 1947; daughters, Alene Taulbee, Melvadene Roark; sisters, Lucy King, Nola Lykins; brothers, Hurly King, Grover King, and grandson, Kent Puckett preceded in death.

Born: Thursday, 10/20/1932
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/04/2017

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