Obituaries

Douglas Lyon, age 74, a resident of Grape Creek in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Lyon was born December 5, 1940 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of James Sr. and Cindie Helton Lyon. Also, preceding him in death are brothers, Harry Lyon and Stephen Lyon.
Those left to mourn includes sisters, Lucille Damron of Knoxville, Tennessee, Shirley Lyon of Salyersville, Kentucky; brothers, Joe Lyon of Morrow, Ohio, James Lyon Jr. of Salyersville, Kentucky, a host of family and friends who love and miss him.

Born: Thursday, 12/05/1940
Deceased: Monday, 8/03/2015

Jeffery Lee Porter, age 47, a resident of West Maple Avenue in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Porter was born December 16, 1967 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky the son of Roger and Rita McManus Porter.
Mr. Porter was a member of the Jesus Our Savior Catholic Church in Morehead, Kentucky.  He was employed by the U.S. Postal service until his retirement.  He also obtained his Real Estate License and worked in the real estate business briefly.

Born: Saturday, 12/16/1967
Deceased: Sunday, 8/02/2015

Juanita (May) Whitt, 89, of Blanchester, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2015.
She was born March 11, 1926 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Prater and Vernie May. 

Born: Thursday, 3/11/1926
Deceased: Sunday, 8/02/2015

Kelsie Matthew Blanton, Sr. age 49 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at his home. He was born August 12, 1965 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Kelsie and Bertha Owens Blanton. Survivors include two sons Kelsie Matthew Blanton, Jr. and Kendall Blake Blanton both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother Phillip Blanton of Salyersville, Kentucky and three sisters Marigrace Cole Mitchell, Marlene Workman and Dinah Puckett all of Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Thursday, 8/12/1965
Deceased: Friday, 7/31/2015

Roger Howard age 69 of New Paintsville Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at his home. He was born April 27, 1946 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Andrew “Bud” and Rosa Hunley Howard. Survivors include three sisters Lena Rogerson, Opal (Harry) Powers, and Brenda (Kelton) Howard all of Salyersville, Kentucky and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Roger was a member of the Litterals Fork United Baptist Church.

Born: Saturday, 4/27/1946
Deceased: Thursday, 7/30/2015

Eddie Joe Caldwell, Sr. age 63 of Dotson Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born February 10, 1952 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Shade and Eula Mae Cole Caldwell. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Jane Slone Caldwell.

Born: Sunday, 2/10/1952
Deceased: Sunday, 7/26/2015

Jesse Lee Downs age 65 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born August 1, 1949 in Oneida, Tennessee to the late John and Eva Hines Downs. He was the husband of Linda Downs, who preceded him in death. Jesse was the former pastor of the Church of God of the Union Assembly in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Monday, 8/01/1949
Deceased: Saturday, 7/25/2015

Farmer Holliday, age 90, a resident of Urbana, Ohio, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 in Urbana, Ohio.

Born: Wednesday, 5/06/1925
Deceased: Friday, 7/24/2015

Bessie “Bobbie” Lovely Archer, age 77, a resident of Little Road in Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Archer was born August 19, 1937 in Royalton, Kentucky the daughter of the late Ossie and Hortense Jackson Lovely. Also, preceding her in death is husband, Walter “Bill” Archer, whom she married July 26, 1955; daughter, Janice Marie Archer; son, Walter “Bill” Archer Jr.; sister, Lelea Mae Lovely; brothers, Rex, Garland, Mitchell Lovely; and grandchild, James Ashland Howard.

Born: Thursday, 8/19/1937
Deceased: Sunday, 7/19/2015

Fonda Shepherd Salyer age 73 of Salt Lick, Kentucky, formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home. She was born May 16,1942 in Hueysville, Kentucky to the late Tilden and Effie Colburn Shepherd. She was the wife of Garland “Ray” Salyer, who survives. Survivors also include two sons, Byron Salyer of Wilmington, Kentucky, and Chad Salyer of Degraff, Ohio, one daughter, Tabitha Salyer of Frenchburg, Kentucky, two sisters, Luna Martin of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Marjorie Bailey of Auburn, Indiana.

Born: Saturday, 5/16/1942
Deceased: Thursday, 7/16/2015

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