Obituaries

Edwin Eldridge 
Howard passed away on November 26, 2017 in Sandwich, MA after a long battle with cancer.  He went peacefully surrounded by his four sons and wife of 53 years, Giohra “Julie” Howard.  

Born: Sunday, 5/24/1931
Deceased: Sunday, 11/26/2017

LeeAnn Michelle Coffey age 37 of Louisa, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born July 9, 1980 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to David Coffey and Kimberly Lyon, who survive. She was the wife of Todd E. Collins, who also survives.

Born: Wednesday, 7/09/1980
Deceased: Thursday, 11/23/2017

UPDATED 12/7/17:

Betty Arnett Davis, age 78, a resident of Dixie Avenue in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness.

Born: Saturday, 4/15/1939
Deceased: Wednesday, 11/22/2017

Melissa Lynn Allen Brown, age 54, a resident of Burton Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Melissa was born October 17, 1963 at General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Richard and Juanita Taylor Allen. Also preceding her in death are sisters, Ella Jackson and Michelle Allen.
Melissa attended college and was employed as a real estate agent for many years.

Born: Thursday, 10/17/1963
Deceased: Wednesday, 11/22/2017

Willard Risner age 84 of Lima, Ohio formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home. He was born August 11, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Taylor and Edna Whitaker Risner. He was the husband of Pearlie Risner, who preceded him in death. 

Born: Friday, 8/11/1933
Deceased: Monday, 11/20/2017

Elmer Hall, 62, of Martha, KY, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home. Elmer was born February 1, 1955 to Ova and Thelma (Rice) Hall. He was preceded in death by his father and sister Rebecca Meade. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Barbara Hall; children Robin Hall, Hope Hall Oakes, Cory Hall, Wesley Hall, Christopher Hall, and Eric Hall; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; siblings Kenny Hall, Joy Hall, Greg Hall; Gay Caudill; Rachel Gullett and Delbert Howard.

Born: Tuesday, 2/01/1955
Deceased: Thursday, 11/16/2017

Barbara Gayle

Born: Saturday, 8/18/1934
Deceased: Wednesday, 11/15/2017

Larry Jay Allen age 71 of Trace Fork, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his home. He was born October 7, 1946 in Chatsworth, California to the late Bill and Helen Peed Allen. He was the husband of Peggy Turner Allen, who survives.

Born: Monday, 10/07/1946
Deceased: Tuesday, 11/14/2017

May, Ethelyn “Joyce” (Preston), 88, of Butler Township, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 10, 2017 at the Ohio Hospice. Joyce was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky to Sam and Ruey (Caudill) Preston on September 5, 1929. Joyce was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie (Steve) Green of Dayton; sister, Barbara LeMaster; grandchildren, Jeff (Tamara) Green and Amanda (Dave) Sprague; great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Savannah and Scarlett.

Born: Thursday, 9/05/1929
Deceased: Friday, 11/10/2017

Carl Vonery "Blue Jeans" Slusher age 56 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home. He was born April 3, 1961 in La Porte, Indiana to the late Carl Jr. and Alma Whitaker Slusher. He was the husband of Tina Risner Slusher, who survives. 

Born: Monday, 4/03/1961
Deceased: Wednesday, 11/08/2017

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