Obituaries

Richard "Joe" Shepherd age 59 of Howard Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born June 25, 1958 in Hippo, Kentucky to the late Archer and Mary Shepherd. He was the husband of Ruth Arnett Shepherd, who survives.

Born: Wednesday, 6/25/1958
Deceased: Thursday, 7/20/2017

David Earl Tackett age 69 of Browns Branch, Sitka, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his home. He was born July 9, 1948 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Waymen and Ida Mullins Tackett. He was the husband of Peggy Hall Tackett, who preceded him in death.

Born: Friday, 7/09/1948
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/19/2017

Barbara Sue Fletcher Smith, age 78, a resident of Royalton, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.
Barbara was born January 20, 1939, in Royalton, Kentucky, she is the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy Salyers Fletcher. In addition to her parents, son, James Curtis Gullett, brothers, Dallas Fletcher, Jimmy Fletcher, sisters, Ruby May, Ethel Lawrence, Beverly Fletcher, Elsie Arnett, Teresa Whitaker, precede her in death.
Barbara was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant until her retirement.

Born: Friday, 1/20/1939
Deceased: Tuesday, 7/18/2017

Oma Lee McFarlan Lepe, age 85, of Vandalia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Walnut Creek Nursing Home. She was born April 16, 1932 in Salyersville, KY to Kelly and Sally (Dyer) McFarlan. Lee came to Dayton shortly after high school and worked at Bell Telephone Company. Later she worked at WPAFB where she met the love of her life Sal, whom she was married to for 63 years. Years later she worked for TWA reservations in downtown Dayton, Elder Beermans and finally at the Vandalia Public Library where she retired.  Lee was a member of St. Christopher Church in Vandalia, OH.

Born: Saturday, 4/16/1932
Deceased: Friday, 7/07/2017

Sandra Gail Tackett, age 47, a resident of Falcon, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at UK Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Kentucky surrounded by family.
 Sandy was born June 24, 1970, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Lona Patty and the late Jimmy L. Patty.  Brother, Delmar Ray Trenton, also preceded her in death.
 Mrs. Tackett was a diehard Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan and loved watching races supporting him.  She was a pillar to her family and loved spending time with them.

Born: Wednesday, 6/24/1970
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/05/2017

Pauline Tackett Howard age 77 of Mine Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born September 10, 1939 on Mine Fork in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late George and Bertha Borders Tackett. She was the wife of Carl Howard, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 9/10/1939
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/05/2017

Tommy "Fred" Bailey, age 31, a resident of Elk Creek in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky
Fred was born December 19, 1985, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, he is the son of Joyce Bailey Cole and the late William B. Minix.
Mr. Bailey was a mechanic and devoted to his family. There was nothing better than working on cars in his eyes.

Born: Thursday, 12/19/1985
Deceased: Monday, 7/03/2017

Mitchell Coffey age 79 of Pricey Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at his home. He was born March 3, 1938 in Cisco, Kentucky to the late Roy and Thelma Brown Coffey. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley McGuire Coffey.

Born: Thursday, 3/03/1938
Deceased: Monday, 7/03/2017

Louise Howard Ward age 85 of Brushy Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born December 14, 1931 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Grover and Martha Adkins Howard. She was the wife of Raymond "Crow" Ward, who preceded her in death.

Born: Monday, 12/14/1931
Deceased: Wednesday, 6/28/2017

Ruthene Wireman Frinkle age 63 of Cannel City, Kentucky, formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard, Kentucky. She was born October 7, 1953 in Medaryville, Indiana to the late Chester and Minnie Wireman. 

Born: Wednesday, 10/07/1953
Deceased: Sunday, 6/25/2017

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