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NORMAN MILES WELLS, 91, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, Ironton, Ohio. He was born October 19, 1927, in Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of the late Norman William and Fannie Arizona Dunn Wells. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Marie Jordan Wells. He was a graduate of Vinson High School; was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and retired from The Herald-Dispatch. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Hall and David Koehler, and four grandchildren. Services are private. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family.


JAMES ROBERT BLACK, 81, of Huntington, widower of Daisy Annette Black, died July 9 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He worked at Ashland Petroleum. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington.


ISABELLE VIRGINIA HART BROWN, 90, of Mason, W.Va., wife of William D. Brown, died July 10. She worked in a family business, B-K Archery Corp. There will be a celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason; burial in Graham Baptist Church Cemetery, New Haven, W.Va. Visitation will be two hours before service.


ZACHARY HAMPTON, 32, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, formerly of South Point, Ohio, son of William Hampton and Mark and Emma Lynd Stewart, all of South Point, died July 10. He was a registered nurse at St. Frances Medical Center, Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point; burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


EDNA JUANITA HOLLEY DEEL, 92, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at West Park Care Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born February 8, 1927, in Caretta, W.Va., a daughter of the late Mark Jessie and Jane Powers Jessie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Holley. She was formerly a pattern maker for the Huntington Dress Factory. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Smith of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Gene Jessie of Syracuse, Ind., and Ted Jessie of Michigan; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


CHARLES FREDERICK LEGG, 87, of Chesapeake, Ohio, husband of Margaret Towe Legg, died July 1 at home. He was the owner and president of Spurlock's Food Service. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Westmoreland United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour before service Sunday at the church.


JOE MACRI, 91, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home with his amazing wife of fifty-one years, Jeanne, his son, Joey, and devoted niece, Teresa Roe, by his side on Monday, July 8, 2019. Joe was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., on October 20, 1927, son of the late Vincenzo "Jim" and Josephine Macri. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were sisters, Marina Perovich, Teresa Waterman and Rosemary Ransick, as well as brother, Don Macri. Survivors include his beautiful and beloved wife, Jeanne, treasured son and daughter-in-love, Joey and Sara, and his precious grandchildren, Teddy, Nicky and Lila, whom he adored. Also surviving Joe are brothers, Pat (Patty), Mike (Shirley) and Jim (Carolyn) Macri; as well as his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Della (Gary) Miller, Bill (Gloria) Bentley and Phyllis Sedalisky. He has thirty-eight wonderful nieces and nephews that meant the world to their Uncle Joe. Truly a legend, Joe was owner of Macri's Little Store, home of their famous ham salad. In addition, Joe worked thirty-four years at Houdaille Industries along with other endeavors, including Corner Grocery (where he met Jeanne), Gulf Oil Station, Taly Boys Pizza, the Pine Room and Huntington Publishing Company. Joe was a WWII US Army veteran, a member of the Elks Lodge, Chesapeake-Proctorville Lions Club, past member of the Metro Community Federal Credit Union and loyal member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He truly was a pillar of the community. The Macri family is incredibly grateful to their friends and community for the love and support they have received. Love lives on. You are invited to visit the family at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home Saturday morning, July 13, between 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Chesapeake, Ohio, is at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. American Legion Post 93 will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Huntington VA Medical Center at Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Jack G. Turner

He ran a good race and fought a long and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and crossed the finish line to his new eternal home in Heaven. JACK G. TURNER, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Chesapeake, Ohio, on the evening of July 8, 2019. A son of the late John and Wilma Suiter Turner, he grew up in the Chesapeake/South Point area and graduated from South Point High School in 1958. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. He worked several years for C.J. Hughes Construction Company where he spent most of his time reclaiming the rights of way for underground pipeline and gas well locations. He later started his own commercial office cleaning service in 1983, Turner Commercial Cleaning, and then expanded to parking lot sweeping and snow removal until his retirement in 2014. He was a member of the 26th Street Baptist Church, where he served the Lord with gladness. He loved his BYKOTA Sunday school class, the Proctorville Masonic Lodge #550, Proctorville VFW Post #6878 and Gideons International. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially the grandchildren. Whether he was sitting in the stands watching them play their favorite sport, or sitting in the floor playing with cars, trucks, building blocks or rocking doll babies, he loved being with them and making a lot of good memories. He was always ready for a road trip with our traveling buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Roy Mannon and Jewell Mannon Wyant; brothers, Davy L. Turner, Henry William Turner and Earl Turner, all of Proctorville, Ohio, and Jimmie Turner of Paris, Kentucky; brothers-in-law, Wayne Elkins, John Kingsbury Jr. and Armanas Perry; sisters-in-law, Sue Turner and Peggy Kingsbury. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Patricia "Peachie" Mannon Turner; one daughter, his pride and joy, and her husband, Sabrina Gail and Philip Briggs; one special grandson and his wife, Jason and Nichole Helmstetler; a great-grandson, "Pa's man," Kamren Helmstetler; two great-granddaughters, "Pa's angel," Lily Helmstetler, and "Pa's little jewel," Lyla Jewell Helmstetler; a step-granddaughter, Trista Briggs, and her daughters, Melodie and Ella; one sister, Fleta Elkins Perry; one brother, Ed and Jill Turner of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Dixie, Donna and Kay Turner; brother-in-law, Bobby and his wife Joyce Mannon; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Rick and Helen Arthur, Jim and Jenny Benson; and high school friend as well as best man at his wedding, David and Linda Lester. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville, Ohio, with Pastors Tim Arthur and Eric Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point, Ohio, with Proctorville VFW #6878 conducting military graveside rites. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International or Hospice of Huntington. The family would like to thank each one who had part in his care, including the staff at HIMG and Hospice of Huntington. He looked forward to visits from Becky, Kelly, Connie and Christine. Jack loved the Lord and throughout his illness continued to praise Him. He would always say, "My God has a plan and is in control and He will take care of me." Rest in peace, my love. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


MARK EDWARD WORKMAN, 55, of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at home. He was born on April 18, 1964, to Edward and Geraldine Workman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mary Miller Workman, three stepchildren and one grandson. He retired from BNSF Railroad and he was of Baptist faith. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


JOSEPH MICHAEL RAMEY, 31, of Blaine, Ky., son of Gloria Jean May, died July 8. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky.; burial in May Cemetery, Blaine.


LOUISE ELIZABETH TAYLOR, of Ashland, cousin of Sally Smith of Richmond, Va., died July 10 in Ashland Community Hospice. She was a teacher in the Ashland Independent schools. There will be a memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, Ashland, with reception following. Graveside service will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond. There is no visitation. Donations may be made to mentioned church.


JACK TILDON WILLIAMS, 94, of Ashland, widower of Juanita Williams, died July 10 at home. He was a barber. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel; entombment at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Ashland. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.