Obituaries

Jeffery Alan Holderby, 44, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1971 in Harlan County, Kentucky to Walter Jeffery Holderby and Roberta Koontz Miller.  He was a long term employee of the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  He was a 1989 graduate of Paintsville High School, and later graduated from Alice Lloyd College.  He spent much of his childhood in Magoffin County.

Born: Monday, 11/15/1971
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/16/2015

Mildred Louise Wireman Arnett of Paintsville, Kentucky passed away at the age of 74, December 14 at the University of Kentucky Hospital. 

Born:
Deceased: Monday, 12/14/2015

Bernice Dotston Moore age 87 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born December 7, 1928 in Ivyton, Kentucky to the late Norman and Julia Marshall Dotson. She was the wife of Ballard Moore, who preceded her in death.

Born: Friday, 12/07/1928
Deceased: Sunday, 12/13/2015

Albert E. Hammond, age 74, a resident of Bear Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Mr. Hammond was born August 31, 1941 in Crum, West Virginia the son of the late John and Mary Miller Hammond. Also preceding him in death is one daughter, Porsche Hammond, and brothers, Gary Hammond and Conrad Hammond.

Born: Sunday, 8/31/1941
Deceased: Saturday, 12/12/2015

Barbara Jean Helton Collinsworth age 70 of West Liberty, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Morgan County ARH Hospital in West Liberty, Kentucky. She was born November 24, 1945 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Hassel and Myrtle Marie Montgomery Helton.

Born: Saturday, 11/24/1945
Deceased: Friday, 12/11/2015

Steve Lloyd Risner age 48 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at his home. He was born July 22, 1967 in Puncheon, Kentucky to Lloyd and Minnie Ruth Kilgore Risner, who survive. He is also survived by four sisters Carolyn Rudd, Deborah Williams and Martha Marshall all of Puncheon, Kentucky and Jackie Crace of Paintsville, 
Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 7/22/1967
Deceased: Friday, 12/11/2015

Jennifer Marshall Prater, age 56, a resident of Georgetown, Kentucky, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at her home with her family after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Prater was born February 21, 1959 at the Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Paul and Virginia Carpenter Marshall. Also, preceding her in death is her husband of twenty-two years, Franklin Joe Prater; sisters, Janice Risner, Charlotte K. Marshall; and brother, David Marshall.

Born: Saturday, 2/21/1959
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/09/2015

Of  New Carlisle, Ohio, lost his year and a half long battle with Cancer early Wednesday morning, December the 9th, 2015. Cecil was born on January 27, 1935 In Ivyton, Kentucky, a small community in Magoffin County. This January he would have celebrated his 81 birthday. He was born to Callie and Gracie (Fletcher) Risner, and was the second youngest of seven children. Cecil was a hardworking man, who believed that if you worked hard, and set your mind to it you could achieve anything.

Born: Sunday, 1/27/1935
Deceased: Wednesday, 12/09/2015

Tommy Cooley age 69 of Gunlock, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born December 16, 1945 in Martin, Kentucky to the late Paul and Fannie Robinson Cooley. He was the husband of Janice Shepherd Cooley, who survives.
Other survivors include one son Tommy Junior Cooley of Campton, Kentucky, two daughters Sherry Shepherd of Salyersville, Kentucky and Michele Cooley of Lexington, Kentucky and five grandchildren Jeremy Tyler Cooley, Dustin Howard, Hannah Howard, Mason Shepherd and Evan Shepherd.

Born: Sunday, 12/16/1945
Deceased: Monday, 12/07/2015

Michael Scott Lewis age 66 of Old Burning Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born January 28, 1949 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Earl Edward Lewis and Bernice Dotson Moore, who survives. Other survivors include two sisters Darlene Stephens and Marlene Owens both of Salyersville, Kentucky.
In addition to his father, Michael is preceded in death by one brother Anthony Edward Lewis and one sister Karen Lewis.
Michael was a member of the Pentecost Church of God.

Born: Friday, 1/28/1949
Deceased: Monday, 12/07/2015

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