Obituaries

Tommy Fletcher age 42 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.  He was born August 28, 1975 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Carl Fletcher and the late Eva Harmon. 

Born: Thursday, 8/28/1975
Deceased: Saturday, 4/28/2018

Amy Jo Balog, age 38, a resident of Route 2039 in Hager Hill, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.
Amy was born September 27, 1979 in Marion, Ohio the daughter of Jonathon and Sandra Horne Blevins. Brother, Walter Williams, and sister, Regina Patterson, preceded her in death.
Amy was a homemaker and devoted mother.

Born: Thursday, 9/27/1979
Deceased: Tuesday, 4/24/2018

Bobby Jack “BJ” Kelsey passed away on April 24, 2018 in Lexington, KY. 
Bobby Jack was born in Oil Springs, KY on February 11th, 1939. He is the son of the late Jesse Arthur of Monticello, KY and Anna Audrey Caudill Kelsey of Oil Springs. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers Paul Francis and Charles Douglas and one sister Boneva Jo. 

Born: Saturday, 2/11/1939
Deceased: Tuesday, 4/24/2018

Silas Cole Jr., age 75, a resident of Silas Cole Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, Kentucky.
Silas Jr. was born April 29, 1942 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of Silas Sr. and Maggie King Cole. Brothers, Burl, Harold, Phillip, Paul, Gerald, Garland, and sisters, Brenda Montgomery, Mable McDaniel, Fannie Farris, May Cole, and June Cole preceded him in death.

Born: Wednesday, 4/29/1942
Deceased: Monday, 4/23/2018

Grady Gerson Burson age 79 of Kel Patton Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. He was born December 6, 1938 in Rock Hills, Alabama to the late Henry Woodford Grady Burson and Francis Lucille Shepherd Burson. 
Survivors include his lifelong companion, Sarah Jane Fitzpatrick Burson, two daughters, Anita Adams and Janie Perkins both of Salyersville, Kentucky, two brothers, Wallace Burson of Alabama, and Roy Glenn Burson of Reno, Nevada, four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Born: Tuesday, 12/06/1938
Deceased: Friday, 4/20/2018

Sharon Frank Shepherd age 69 of Gun Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky, wife of Homer Shepherd Jr., passed away on Friday evening April 20, 2018 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Born April 14, 1949 in Lima, Ohio she was a daughter of the late Russell Frank and the late Ester Leisher.    

Born: Thursday, 4/14/1949
Deceased: Friday, 4/20/2018

James Lyon Jr., age 73, a resident of Grape Creek Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness.
James was born July 14, 1944 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of James Sr. and Cindy Helton Lyon.  Daughter, Patricia Lyon, sister, Shirley Lyon, and brothers, Harry, Douglas, and Stephen Lyon preceded in death.
James was employed as a Union Carpenter until his retirement.  He enjoyed mechanics and carpentry with his spare time as well as caregiving for his family.

Born: Friday, 7/14/1944
Deceased: Thursday, 4/19/2018

Jimmy Ray Craft age 52 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born April 21, 1965 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Grover and Maxine Gipson Craft. 

Born: Wednesday, 4/21/1965
Deceased: Thursday, 4/19/2018

Carol Sue Stephens Torres, age 55, a resident of Johnson Fork Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her home.  
Carol was born July 21,1962 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of Chalmer and Maxine Stephens-Stephens.  Brother, Chalmer Stephens Jr. preceded her in death.  
Carol was a homemaker and devoted member to her family and friends. 

Born: Saturday, 7/21/1962
Deceased: Wednesday, 4/18/2018

Wanda Lee Bailey, age 64, of Charles Bailey Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Wanda was born May 3, 1953 in Salyersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Benny and Pearlie Bailey. Son, Frankie Lee Bailey, sister Eva Lee Moore, and brother, Bill Bailey preceded her in death.
Wanda was a homemaker and valuable member to her family and friends. She was also very active with her church, Salyersville Pentecostal Church of Christ in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Sunday, 5/03/1953
Deceased: Tuesday, 4/17/2018

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