Arvel Shepherd, 57, of David, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 9, 1954, to the late Norman and Myrtle Shepherd. He was the husband of the late Marie Ousley Shepherd. Arvel was a disabled coal miner and Old Regular Baptist Minister and member of the Little Martha Old Regular Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Arvel Shepherd Jr., of David, and Johnathan Shepherd, also of David; three daughters, Jennifer Phillips, of Prestonsburg, and Stephanie Lawson and Myrtle Cherlene Little, both of David; three sisters, Brenda Kilgore, of Martin, and Eva Bailey and Linda Shepherd, both of Magoffin County; two half siblings, Roger Akers, of Paintsville, and Teresa Puckett, of Salyersville; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19, at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin. Burial followed the service at Ashland-Shepherd Cemetery, in David.
Nelson Frazier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.