Obituaries

Janice Marie Craft age 53 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at the Ashland Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born April 30, 1958 in Jackson, Michigan to the late Sidney and Vertie Back Craft.

Born: Wednesday, 4/30/1958
Deceased: Monday, 2/20/2012

Connie Faye Wilson age 51 of Wilmont, Indiana formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her home. She was born July 29, 1960 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Dennis Trusty and Nola King Lykins who survives.

Born: Wednesday, 6/29/1960
Deceased: Sunday, 2/19/2012

Opal Fay Arnett, 78, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and Lake Alfred, Florida died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Life Care Center in Winter Haven, Florida. Born August 20, 1933 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Ed and Gleedie (Walters) Burton. She retired from Sprint/Century Link where she was a supervisor and enjoyed conversations and talking on the phone. Always laughing and smiling, Opal loved camping, traveling and anywhere near the water. She also enjoyed crocheting, ceramics and growing sand terrariums.

Born: Sunday, 8/20/1933
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/08/2012

Ritter Blanton Combs age 90 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Ritter was born September 8, 1921 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late James and Grace Bolan Blanton. She is also preceded in death by her husband Raymond Combs.

She is survived by two daughters: Kathy Smithers of Salyersville, Kentucky and Stella Mae "Sandy" Conley of Salyersville, Kentucky; one brother: Berlin Blanton of Marion, Ohio; three grandchildren and three great- grandchildren also survive.

Born: Thursday, 9/08/1921
Deceased: Sunday, 2/05/2012

Michael Lee Bednarz, age 23, a resident of Beavercreek, Ohio, formerly of Salyersville Kentucky, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  Mr. Bednarz was born January 19, 1989 in Dayton Ohio, the son of Cindy Sue Bednarz of Salyersville, Kentucky and John Palatas of Richmond, Indiana.  Mr.

Born: Thursday, 1/19/1989
Deceased: Friday, 2/03/2012

Teresa Ann Perkins was born April 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio a daughter of the late McKinley and Gertrude Kennedy Feltner, lived a Godly life until the age of 56. Teresa passed away January 29, 2012 at her residence. Living in Huntington, WV to minister, she lived to serve others. After physical complications with her heart the Lord called her home. Teresa is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Drake of Parkersburg, WV, two sons, Joshua Perkins, of Huntington, WV and Caleb Perkins and his wife Abby of Columbus, GA., three grandchildren: Jeremiah, Joel and Abbie all of Parkersburg, WV.

Born: Sunday, 4/17/1955
Deceased: Sunday, 1/29/2012

James C. Montgomery age 81 of Mason Creek Rd, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday morning January 28, 2012 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. James was born on June 24, 1930 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, a son of the late Skid and Eliza Gullett Montgomery. He was united in marriage to the former Ruth Anna Cole who precedes him in death.

He is survived by one sister, Elezene Holbrook of Salyersville, Kentucky and several extended family members, friends and neighbors.

Born: Tuesday, 6/24/1930
Deceased: Saturday, 1/28/2012

Cleda Mae Miller White, age 87 of Half Mountain Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday evening January 26, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of the late James O. White.

Cleda was born on August 6, 1924 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Jasper and Polly Cole Miller.   Cleda was a homemaker and a member of the Big Half Mountain Church.

Born: Wednesday, 8/06/1924
Deceased: Thursday, 1/26/2012

Helen Lynn Stalder, age 65, of  310 Stella St.,  Celina, Ohio passed away at 5:23p.m on Wednesday Jan 25, 2012 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.   She was born on July 20, 1946 in Paintsville , Kentucky to Farmer and Virginia (Shepherd) Holliday.  On Dec. 27, 1969 she married Ronald Joseph Stalder, who lives in Celina.
Survivors include her father, Farmer Holliday of Urbana, husband Ronald J. Stalder of Celina, sons John Stalder of Celina, Joey L. Stalder of Celina, and her sister Donna (Greg) Proud of Urbana.

Born: Sunday, 1/20/1946
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/25/2012

Casey Jones Helton age 97 of Ezel, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his home. He was born November 8, 1914 in Magoffin County to the late Claude and Bassie Howard Helton.  Casey was a retired pipefitter and a Minister of the Bloomington United Baptist Church.

Born: Sunday, 11/08/1914
Deceased: Wednesday, 1/25/2012

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