Debra Cole Howard, age 49, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Mrs. Howard was born March 30, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Geraldine “Gerry” Cole and the late Burl Cole. Also preceding her in death is one daughter, Tomi Lahiana Howard. Those left to mourn her passing include, her mother: Geraldine “Gerry” Cole of Salyersville, Kentucky; one son: Brandon C.