Obituaries

Scott Joseph Whitaker age 40 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. He was born November 4, 1974 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Danny Whitaker and the late Gwendolyn Kowbyl Whitaker. In addition to his father, Scott is survived by one brother, Justin Whitaker of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Born: Monday, 11/04/1974
Deceased: Sunday, 7/12/2015

Ruie Montgomery Russell age 86 of Scaffold Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born June 26, 1929 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Kendell and Florence Elizabeth Phipps Montgomery. She was the wife of Arnel Russell, who preceded her in death.

Born: Wednesday, 6/26/1929
Deceased: Thursday, 7/09/2015

Martha Manns Porter, age 67, a resident of Little Road in Royalton, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Mrs. Porter was born February 7, 1948 in Tip Top, Kentucky the daughter of the late Cleve and Ruby May Manns. Also, she is preceded in death by her husband, Simon Porter, whom she married September 26, 1963; and sister, Nannie Marshall.
Mrs. Porter was a homemaker and devoted family member and friend. She was a member of Gun Creek United Baptist Church in Royalton, Kentucky.

Born: Saturday, 2/07/1948
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/08/2015

Etoyla Fitzpatrick Whitaker age 90 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born February 2, 1925 in Swampton, Kentucky to the late Charles and Gracie Howard Fitzpatrick. She was the wife of Cecil Whitaker, who preceded her in death.

Born: Thursday, 7/02/1925
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/08/2015

Isabelle Bess Howard age 82 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was born January 5, 1933 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Thomas and Eleanor Campbell Bess. She was the wife of Henry Franklin Howard, who preceded her in death.

Born: Thursday, 1/05/1933
Deceased: Sunday, 7/05/2015

Oscar “Speedy” Perkins, age 78, a resident of Church Drive in Nippa, Kentucky, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Born: Thursday, 12/03/1936
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/01/2015

Leroy Gullett age 78 of Brushy Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born December 28, 1936 at Pricey Creek, Kentucky to the late Wade and Minnie Jenkins Gullett. He was the husband of Maxine Layne Gullett, who survives.

Born: Monday, 12/28/1936
Deceased: Saturday, 6/27/2015

Lanson Stephens age 60 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born January 14, 1955 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Chester and Flora Dunn Stephens. He was the husband of Bethel Patrick Stephens, who survives.

Born: Friday, 1/14/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 6/27/2015

Emma J. Vanderpool Manns age 67 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. She was born May 30, 1948 in Breathitt County, Kentucky to the late John and Elsie Davis Vanderpool. She was the wife of Sherman Manns, who survives.

Born: Sunday, 5/30/1948
Deceased: Friday, 6/26/2015

Joyce Ann Mullins Elam age 70 of Campton, Kentucky passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Morgan County ARH Hospital in West Liberty, Kentucky. She was born April 17, 1945 in Wolfe County, Kentucky to the late Herman and Ida Trusty Mullins.

Born: Tuesday, 4/17/1945
Deceased: Friday, 6/26/2015

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