Obituaries

Kelly D. Vanderpool, age 45, a resident of Gunlock, Kentucky; passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 on Kentucky Route 542 in Gunlock, Kentucky.  
Mr. Vanderpool was born October 22, 1971 in McDowell, Kentucky the son of Ella Burke Vanderpool and the late Forrest Vanderpool.  Also, preceding him in death is one son, Forrest Vanderpool.
Mr. Vanderpool was an avid race fan, mechanic, and race driver.  

Born: Friday, 10/22/1971
Deceased: Monday, 2/22/2016

Pamela Kay Patrick Collinsworth age 57 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born February 8, 1959 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Bub and Oda Conley Patrick. She was the wife of Wondle Collinsworth, who preceded her in death.

Born: Sunday, 2/08/1959
Deceased: Sunday, 2/21/2016

Judy Miller age 44 of West Maple Street, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born August 5, 1971 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the late Larry Barnett and Edna Nickels Miller, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Gaylena Wade of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother, Virgil Miller of Royalton, Kentucky, three sisters, Peggy Miller of Royalton, Kentucky, and Wanda Miller and Brenda Allen both of Salyersville, Kentucky, and three grandchildren.

Born: Thursday, 8/05/1971
Deceased: Saturday, 2/20/2016

Finley Ray Cole age 65 of Marion, Ohio, passed away on Friday February 19, 2016 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born January 1, 1951 in Salyersville, Ky. to the late Lucas and Jessie (Gipson) Cole. On August 20, 1969, he married Peggy Welch and she survives him. Finley was employed with MidWest Express in East Liberty, Ohio. Finley was a huge University of Kentucky Basketball fan, a sports fan in general, he loved to fish, was a big family man, and was a giving, selfless individual.

Born: Monday, 1/01/1951
Deceased: Friday, 2/19/2016

Eva Lee Johnson Nickels, age 58, a resident of Southeast Licking River Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Kings Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Nickels was born November 4, 1957 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of Vivian Faye Ross Cole and the late Shirley Johnson.  Also, preceding her in death is her husband, Larry Nickels, whom she married August 25, 2001; and infant son, Larry Lee Nickels.
Mrs. Nickels was a homemaker and devoted family member and friend to all she met.

Born: Monday, 11/04/1957
Deceased: Friday, 2/19/2016

Pattie Caldwell Gullett age 58 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born September 17, 1957 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Russell and Ethel Lykins Caldwell.

Born: Tuesday, 9/17/1957
Deceased: Thursday, 2/18/2016

Viola Howard Minix Thomas age 65 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at her home. She was born June 13, 1950 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Oscar and Pansy Carty Howard.

Born: Tuesday, 6/13/1950
Deceased: Sunday, 2/14/2016

Katherine Burton Adams age 87 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born February 21, 1928 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Irvine and Leona Stephens Burton. She was the wife of Elmer Adams, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son Edgar (Donna) Adams of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter Ruth Ann (James Odell) Isaac of Salyersville, Kentucky, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Born: Tuesday, 2/21/1928
Deceased: Saturday, 2/13/2016

Ronnie "Dog" Slusher age 52 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born November 4, 1963 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Carl Junior and Alma Whitaker Slusher.

Born: Monday, 11/04/1963
Deceased: Tuesday, 2/09/2016

Teresa Fletcher Whitaker, age 60, a resident of Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Mrs. Whitaker was born June 25, 1955 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Salyer Fletcher. Also preceding her in death is one daughter, Lisa McKinstry, four sisters, Ruby May, Elsie Arnett, Beverly Fletcher and Ethel Lawrence; and two brothers, Dallas and Jimmy Fletcher.
Mrs. Whitaker was a homemaker and member of the Gun Creek United Baptist Church in Royalton, Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 6/25/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 2/06/2016

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