Obituaries

Ova Hall age 87 of Rockhouse Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his home. Born July 18, 1929 at Pricey, Ky., he was a son of the late Dover and Ethel Hopkins Hall. He was united in marriage to Thelma "Toe" Rice Hall who survives. Ova was a Drilling Rig operator and a member of the New Life Worship Center. 

Born: Thursday, 7/18/1929
Deceased: Saturday, 1/21/2017

Leslie Jones, age 77, a resident of East Maple Street in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Leslie was born November 10, 1939 in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late David and Deleza Vanhoose Jones. Also preceding him in death is one son, Leslie Allen Jones, four brothers; Paul, Holly, McKinley and David Jones, and two sisters; Opal Vanhoose and LeeDith Burke.
Leslie was a veteran of the Korean War.

Born: Friday, 11/10/1939
Deceased: Friday, 1/20/2017

Goldie Lovely Wireman age 88 of Trace Fork Road, Waldo, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 13, 1928 in Breathitt County, Kentucky to the late Logan and Nancy Bailey Lovely. She was the wife of Cledith Wireman, who preceded her in death. 
Survivors include two daughters, Patty (Arthur) Auxier of Royalton, 

Born: Monday, 2/13/1928
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/18/2017

Mary Evelyn Honaker Howes age 78 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born May 12, 1938 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Ralph and Mildred Arnett Honaker. She was the wife of Donald Howes, who preceded her in death.

Born: Thursday, 5/12/1938
Deceased: Tuesday, 1/17/2017

Laura Lois Prater Lacourse age 81 of Mash Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home. She was born February 15, 1935 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Charlie and Roxie Allen Prater.

Survivors include one son, Dwayne Prater of Salyersville, Kentucky, three daughters, Linda Hammock and Brenda Johnson both of Salyersville, Kentucky, and Latisha Mays of Morehead, Kentucky, two brothers, Wendell Prater of Salyersville, Kentucky, and White Prater of Toledo, Ohio, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Born: Friday, 2/15/1935
Deceased: Monday, 1/16/2017

Christopher Thomas Smith age 29 of Flynt Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Knott County, Kentucky. He was born October 24, 1987 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Luther Smith and Kathleen Perkins Donahue, who survive. He was the husband of Chrissy Brewer Smith, who also survives.

Survivors also include two sons, Christopher Smith and Michael Smith, both of Salyersville, Kentucky, three daughters, Kailey Smith, Ocean Smith, and Tonya Smith all of Salyersville, Kentucky, and one brother, Johnny Smith of Salyersville, Kentucky. 

Born: Saturday, 10/24/1987
Deceased: Sunday, 1/15/2017

Odie Combs, age 75, a resident of Fairchild Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Salyersville Health and Rehabilitation in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Odie was born July 25, 1941 in Salyersville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of James and Madie Penix Joseph. Husband, Floyd Combs, whom she married April of 1971, precedes her in death.
Odie was a merchant until her retirement at multiple retail businesses here in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Friday, 7/25/1941
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/11/2017

Joyce Edwards, born November 25, 1937, passed away January 9, 2017.  Survived by beloved husband of 58 years, Luther Edwards, dear daughter Sharon (Ted) Edwards Smith, cherished grandchildren Stephanie (Jeremy) Lucas, Adam (Marissa) Smith, and Jessica (Michael) Germany, and loving great-grandchildren Madison, Ethan, Micah, Carter, Ezra Lucas and Harper Germany, and dear sister Sue Gibson. Preceded in death by parents Willie and Julia Cantrell, and 8 brothers and  6 sisters.  Joyce grew up in Salyersville, Kentucky with her parents and siblings where she learned to garden and canning.

Born: Thursday, 11/25/1937
Deceased: Monday, 1/09/2017

Mary Alice Howard Rudd age 85 of Will May Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home. She was born August 26, 1931 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Clyde and Gladie Montgomery Howard. She was the wife of E.J. Rudd, who survives.

Born: Wednesday, 8/26/1931
Deceased: Sunday, 1/08/2017

Carolyn Jean Gibson Blackburn age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born August 15, 1955 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Harold and Iva Jean Harvey Gibson. 

Born: Monday, 8/15/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 1/07/2017

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