William Sherman Francis age 58 of Big Pricey Fork, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home. He was born February 23, 1958 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Herman and Jewel Francis. He is survived by his wife, Linda Penix Francis.
Survivors also include two sons, Robert Francis and Herman Francis both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter, Chasity Francis of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister, Brenda Daniels of Paintsville, Kentucky, and four grandchildren, Rylan Francis, Jayden Francis, Kaden Bailey and Kayleigh Francis.

Born: Sunday, 2/23/1958
Deceased: Monday, 1/02/2017

Willard Joseph age 75 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 13, 1941 in Medaryville, Indiana to the late Milton Joseph and Jane Wireman Bradley. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Mae Fitzpatrick Joseph.
Survivors also include four sons, Gary R. Joseph of Surprise, Arizona, Anthony W. Joseph of Fountain, Colorado, Willard Joseph, Jr. of Puncheon Creek, Kentucky, and William M. Joseph of Munith, Michigan. Several brothers and sisters, and several grandchildren also survive. 

Born: Monday, 10/13/1941
Deceased: Sunday, 1/01/2017

Rexford Perkins age 83 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Wolfe County Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Campton, Kentucky. He was born February 26, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Jackie and Hazel Isom Perkins. 

Born: Sunday, 2/26/1933
Deceased: Friday, 12/30/2016

Vernice Barnett Perkins age 82 of Sugar Camp Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at her home. She was born June 20, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Virgil and Asley Nickels Barnett. She was the wife of John Henry Perkins, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Perkins of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters, Nore McKenzie of Royalton, Kentucky, and Mary Martin of Salyersville, Kentucky, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Born: Wednesday, 6/20/1934
Deceased: Thursday, 12/29/2016

Herman Salyer, age 87, a resident of Old Burning Fork Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.
Herman was born September 5, 1929 in Salyersville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Coin and Sarah Howard Salyer. In addition to his parents, sisters, Joyce Groomes, Faye Stephens, Hortence Patrick, Helen Wiseman, and brothers, Hershel Salyer, Harold Salyer, Jerry Salyer preceded in death.

Born: Thursday, 9/05/1929
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/28/2016

Isom Sparks age 68 of Dry Bread Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Morgan County ARH Hospital in West Liberty, Kentucky. He was born January 24, 1948 in Dry Bread, Kentucky to the late Ellis and Elsie Sparks. 
Survivors include one son, Timothy Sparks of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters, Renea Trusty of Salyersville, Kentucky and Elsie Sparks of Michigan, two sisters, Dorothy Perkins and Emma Mullins both of Salyersville, Kentucky, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a loving nephew, Ronnie Lee Gipson. 

Born: Saturday, 1/24/1948
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/28/2016

William Howard Collinsworth age 97 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home. He was born August 2, 1919 in White Oak, Kentucky to the late William Thomas and Pearlie Oney Collinsworth. He was the husband of Alka Allen Collinsworth, who preceded him in death.
Howard was a devoted member of the Church of God, and a WWII veteran of the United States Army.

Born: Saturday, 8/02/1919
Deceased: Monday, 12/26/2016

James Kern, 76, of Gunlock passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Prestonsburg Health Care.  He was the son of the late Billy and Marie Simpson Kern.  Jim is survived by his wife Donna McLeod Kern, son Jimmy (Vonda) Kern, two daughters Dawn Slone, Cindy (Jimmy) Southwood, daughter in law Anna Kern, four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  He is also survived by three sisters Judy Ruelle, Carmen Hutchinson and Rhonda Nebo. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son John Kern and brother Gary Kern.

Born: Friday, 7/05/1940
Deceased: Saturday, 12/24/2016

Sandra Kay Howard Miller age 45 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born February 14, 1971 in Morgan County, Kentucky to the late Adam Babe Howard and Stella Hager Howard, who survives. 

Born: Sunday, 2/14/1971
Deceased: Friday, 12/23/2016

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