Obituaries

Josephine Allen age 50 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at her home. She was born February 8, 1961 in Stark County, Indiana to the late Frank and Imogene Lovins Allen. She is survived by her loving husband, Donnie Allen. three sons: Chris, Brandon and Nick; two step-sons: Tyler Morgan and Robert Keith; two brothers: Bud and Bill Allen; three sisters: Mary Childers, Angelia Hurt and Cheryl Allen; four grandchildren and one step- grandchild. Also surviving are five special friends: Janie Maulky, Lisa Thorp, Mary and Jeff Harper and Calli Hickman.

Born: Wednesday, 2/08/1961
Deceased: Sunday, 1/01/2012

Felton Craft age 76 of Spruce Pine, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He was born March 29, 1935 in Magoffin County to the late Earn and Daisy Arnett Craft.

He is survived by his wife: Ulonda Williams Craft; one daughter: Alfretta Craft of Salyersville, Kentucky; one sister: Pauline (Paul E.) Williams of Stockbridge, Michigan; also surviving are two grandchildren: Kristal Jenkins and Kyle (Molly) Craft-Jenkins.

Born: Friday, 3/29/1935
Deceased: Saturday, 12/31/2011

Russell Hoskins age 86, of Milan Michigan formerly of Salyersville passed away Friday December 30, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born: Friday, 6/12/1925
Deceased: Friday, 12/30/2011

Ernest Franklin Powers age 88 of Mash Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday morning December 29, 2011 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

Born: Tuesday, 3/13/1923
Deceased: Thursday, 12/29/2011

Gary Lee Whitt, age 51 of Salyersville, KY passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his home. He was born July 23, 1960 to Anthony Whitt and the late Linda Shepherd in Inez, Ky.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Couch Whitt, four sons: Shawn Whitt, Josh Whitt, and Justin Whitt all of Indiana, Daniel Powell of Salyersville, Kentucky, and one sister, Andrea James of Indiana. Also surviving are 14 Grandchildren.

Gary is preceded in death by his mother Linda Shepherd.

Born: Saturday, 7/23/1960
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/27/2011

Larry Douglas Lemaster, age 63 of Salyersville, KY passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his home. He was born September 16, 1948 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Carl and Mildred Fletcher Lemaster.

Born: Thursday, 9/16/1948
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/27/2011

Milla Dean Gibson, age 76, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his home on Falcon Road.  Mr. Gibson was born January 1, 1935 in Salyersville, Kentucky, the son of the late Rollie and Rosa Crace Gibson.  Also preceding him in death are siblings:  Ruth Dingus, Mary Reed and Charles Buck Gibson.  Mr.

Born: Tuesday, 1/01/1935
Deceased: Tuesday, 12/27/2011

Donald Bernard Cheek age 58 of West Liberty, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his home. He was born August 20, 1953 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Dan Bernard and Goldie Vernice Howard Cheek who survives.

Born: Thursday, 8/20/1953
Deceased: Saturday, 12/24/2011

John Allen age 59 of Allen, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at his home. John was born March 1, 1952 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Hatton and Dorothy Fletcher Allen.

Born: Saturday, 3/01/1952
Deceased: Friday, 12/23/2011

Rothel Salyer, age 84 a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 a the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Kentucky.  Mr.

Born: Tuesday, 9/13/1927
Deceased: Thursday, 12/22/2011

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