Obituaries

Jessie Jo Mann Reed of West Liberty, KY, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Morgan County ARH, at the age of 103 years, 8 months, and 3 days. She was born Sunday, October 15, 1911, at Harper, KY, daughter of the late Thomas Bentley Mann & Laura Harper Mann Whitt.
Jessie was united in marriage to Birch Reed. This union was blessed with seven children, Jack, Beachie, Betty, Emily, JoAnn, Pam, and Tommy. She was a homemaker, devoting her life to care for her family and her home. She was a Christian and attended the Bethany Baptist Church as her health permitted.

Born: Sunday, 10/15/1911
Deceased: Thursday, 6/18/2015

Ernest Ray Taulbee, age 70, a resident of Rt. 30 in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Taulbee was born March 12, 1945 in LaPorte, Indiana the son of the late Willie Gordon and Mollie Smith Taulbee. Also, preceding  him in death is one sister, Erna Jean Taulbee; and brother, Charles Patrick Taulbee.

Born: Monday, 3/12/1945
Deceased: Thursday, 6/18/2015

Virginia Rose Gipson Perkins age 77 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at her home. She was born September 28, 1937 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Viola Joseph Gipson. She was the wife of Forrest “JR” Perkins, who survives. Survivors also include four sons; Carl Ray Perkins, Billy Joe Perkins, James Phillip Perkins and Benny Dewey Perkins all of Salyersville, Kentucky, four daughters; Judy Ann Roberts, Wilma Jean Cole, Sandra Kay Saylor and Barbara Gail Saylor all of Salyersville, Kentucky, two brothers, Charles D.

Born: Tuesday, 9/28/1937
Deceased: Saturday, 6/13/2015

Louise Blanton, age 90, a resident of Dayton, Ohio; formerly of Tick Lick in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2015 at Dayton Hospice Care Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Ms. Blanton was born December 25, 1924 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Grover and Cynthia Blanton-Blanton. Also, preceding her in death is son, Gary Blanton; sisters, Margie Conley, Lexi Gullett; and brothers, Edgar Blanton, Hassel Blanton, Oakley Blanton, and Dannie Blanton.
Ms. Blanton was a homemaker and devoted mother, family member, and friend.

Born: Thursday, 12/25/1924
Deceased: Tuesday, 6/09/2015

Simon Porter, age 70, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Mr. Porter was born October 24, 1944 in Royalton, Kentucky the son of the late Adam and Jesse Rowe Porter. Also, preceding him in death are brothers, Henry, Paul Porter, and sisters, Alice Joseph, Beck Slusher.
Mr. Porter was employed in the coal industry until his retirement. However, he served the Lord and ministered the Gun Creek United Baptist Church in Gun Creek, Kentucky for over thirty years until his death.

Born: Tuesday, 10/24/1944
Deceased: Monday, 6/08/2015

Edgar “EJ” Gamble, Jr. age 22 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born October 23, 1992 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Edgar and Patricia Adams Gamble, who survive. He was the fiancé of Alyssa Kennard, who also survives.

Born: Friday, 10/23/1992
Deceased: Saturday, 6/06/2015

Emma Lela Rigsby Williams age 97 of Litteral Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born November 10, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Simon and Mintie Estep Rigsby. She was the wife of Manford Williams, who preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons; Floyd C.

Born: Saturday, 11/10/1917
Deceased: Thursday, 6/04/2015

Donovan Finch, age 77, a resident of Johnson Fork in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Morgan County ARH Hospital in West Liberty, Kentucky.
Mr. Finch was born February 20, 1938, the son of the late Leonard Joshua and Audie Burton Finch. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Larry Finch and one granddaughter Heather Nicole Finch.
Mr. Finch was a mechanic, a devoted Christian and a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #655 F & A.M.

Born: Sunday, 2/20/1938
Deceased: Wednesday, 6/03/2015

Patricia L. “Patty” Cheek, age 71, a resident of Royalton Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Cheek was born July 8, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late James and Lois Jane Bailey Salyer. Also, preceding her in death is her husband, Jimmie E. Cheek; sons, James R. “Jamie” Cheek, Jeffrey D. “Muggs” Cheek; and sister, Virginia “Jenny Lou” Caldwell.

Born: Thursday, 7/08/1943
Deceased: Saturday, 5/30/2015

Jackie Lynn “Big Jack” Hunley, age 56, a resident of 620 Borders Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Hunley was born February 25, 1959 at the Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of the late Froy and Ida Mae Caudill Hunley. Also, preceding him in death is one brother, Troy Lee Hunley.

Born: Wednesday, 2/25/1959
Deceased: Saturday, 5/30/2015

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