Obituaries

Luther Green Risner age 80 of Royalton, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was born September 9, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Fred and Ida Prater Risner. Survivors include three sons Victor Risner and Udell Risner both of Salyersville, Kentucky and Marcus Risner of Royalton, Kentucky, one daughter Opal Pennington of Oil Springs, Kentucky, one sister Madeline Reed of Michigan, ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Born: Sunday, 9/09/1934
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/19/2015

Labe Israel Minix age 46 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at his home. He was born October 1, 1968 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Labe Dudley Minix and Mary Back Minix, who survives. He is also survived by his companion, Vickie Cole, one brother Ricky (Julia “Dee”) Arnett of Jackson, Kentucky, his step-dad Donnie Ray Minix, two nieces Nikki Jo Arnett and Kara Arnett, one nephew Colten Arnett and a host of family and friends.

Born: Tuesday, 10/01/1968
Deceased: Sunday, 8/16/2015

Bobby Ray Howard age 56 of Improvement Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at his home. He was born January 30, 1959 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Stormey Howard and Josephine Howard who survive. He was the husband of Della Howard, who also survives. Other survivors include two daughters Kristy Jenkins of Salyersville, Kentucky and Alicia Ray of Lowmansville, Kentucky, one brother Robby Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky, three sisters Sandra Howard and Judy Vanhoose both of Salyersville, Kentucky and Lisa Newman of Grethel, Kentucky.

Born: Friday, 1/30/1959
Deceased: Friday, 8/14/2015

Aaron Arnett age 81 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born November 1, 1933 in Gifford, Kentucky to the late Clyde and Merle Henry Arnett. He was the husband of Alma Bailey Arnett, who preceded him in death.

Born: Wednesday, 11/01/1933
Deceased: Thursday, 8/13/2015

Geraldine Arnett Adams age 83 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born June 4, 1932 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Burnie F. and Lavinia Anderson Arnett. She was the wife of Marvin Ray Adams who preceded her in death.

Born: Saturday, 6/04/1932
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/05/2015

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 7, 1940 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of James Sr. and Cindie Helton Lyon. Also, preceding in death are brothers, Harry Lyon, 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: Saturday, 12/07/1940
Deceased: Monday, 8/03/2015

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

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