Obituaries

William Howard age 79 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born August 5, 1935 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Golden and Dessie Howard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audra Bryant Howard.

Born: Monday, 8/05/1935
Deceased: Thursday, 3/12/2015

James Donnie Hall age 36 of Buffalo Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born July 8, 1978 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Donnie and Glenda May Hall, who survive. He is also survived by his wife, Mary Collinsworth Hall, one son Jamie Dalton Hall of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters Jayden Elsie Hall and Jocelyn Danyale Hall both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister Lola Young of Salyersville, Kentucky and one grandmother Levna Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 7/08/1978
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/11/2015

Glen Cantrell age 45 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born June 15, 1969 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Archie and Sarah Jane Slone Cantrell, who survive.

Born: Sunday, 6/15/1969
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/11/2015

Betty Lou Howard Carpenter age 73 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born January 2, 1942 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Frank and Ruth Nelson Howard. She was the wife of Morgan G. “Mose” Carpenter II, who preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Melissa “Missy” (Cam) Price of Staffordsville, Kentucky, two brothers, Carter Howard and Rick Howard both of Salyersville, Kentucky, six sisters; Janie Howard Salyer, Carol A.

Born: Friday, 1/02/1942
Deceased: Tuesday, 3/10/2015

Arthur “Sam” Smith, Jr. age 77 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born July 21, 1937 in Martin, Kentucky to the late Arthur Smith and Juanita Franks. He was the husband of Paula Randolph Smith, who survives. Survivors also include two daughters, Tommie (Robert) Norman of Jackson, Michigan and Teri (Victor) Varela of Ronda, North Carolina, one sister Carole Branham of Martin, Kentucky, two half-sisters, Debbie Crum of Pikeville, Kentucky and Karen May of McVaigh, Kentucky.

Born: Wednesday, 7/21/1937
Deceased: Tuesday, 3/10/2015

Ed Mason “Buster” Blanton age 81 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born December 3, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Clifford and Cynthia Conley Blanton. He was the husband of Pansy Conley Blanton, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 12/03/1933
Deceased: Monday, 3/09/2015

Tabitha L. Hancock age 44 of Mansfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015. She was born January 5, 1971 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of Lawrence E. Jr. and Helen Jo (Howard) Hancock. In addition to her parents Tabitha is survived by one brother Edward Scott Hancock, sister in law Deborah Hancock, nephew Noah Hancock, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Also surviving is her dog Charley.
Tabitha was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Ruth Howard and paternal grandparents, Lawrence Sr. and Rhoda Hancock.

Born: Tuesday, 1/05/1971
Deceased: Sunday, 3/08/2015

Clista “Pat” Martin (July 26, 1934 - March 07, 2015) MARTIN, Clista “Pat”, 80, of Dayton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born in Salyersville, Kentucky on July 26, 1934. Preceded in death by her parents, Irvin & Bertha (Caudill) Howard; her sister, Dessie; brothers, Dorsie, Floyd & Walter. Pat was co-founder of the George C. Martin Funeral Home for the past 50 years. Survived by her husband of 57 years, George C.

Born: Thursday, 7/26/1934
Deceased: Saturday, 3/07/2015

Ressie Lou Hammond age 64 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born August 7, 1950 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Chapel and Edna Blankenship Hammond. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ressie Lou is preceded in death by three brothers; William Hammond, Elwood Hammond and Ronnie Joe Hammond and one sister, Noreine Hammond.

Born: Monday, 8/07/1950
Deceased: Saturday, 3/07/2015

Ronnie Ray “P-Ronnie” Miller age 62 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born March 9, 1952 in Breathitt County, Kentucky to the late Willard Miller and Lanie Vanderpool Wireman. He was the husband of Angela Wireman Miller, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 3/09/1952
Deceased: Wednesday, 3/04/2015

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