Obituaries

Helen Marie Branch, age 87, of Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Mountain Manor of Paintsville.
Helen was born June 4, 1930 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Ernie and Virgie Conley Howard. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Carl Branch and one grandson, Greg Holley.

Born: Wednesday, 6/04/1930
Deceased: Tuesday, 11/28/2017

Shirley Marie Prater Robinette age 79 of Cripple Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at her home. She was born August 13, 1938 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Oscar and Flossie Whitaker Prater. She was the wife of George Robinette, who preceded her in death.

Born: Saturday, 8/13/1938
Deceased: Monday, 11/27/2017

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

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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

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