Thursday, June 10, 2021
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

CLARENCE WILLIAMS JR., 84, of South Point, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, surrounded by his family. Clarence was born on September 15, 1936, in Covington, Ky. He was a graduate of Warfield High School, Class of 1955, in Warfield, Ky., and went on to attend Morehead University a…

Thursday, May 13, 2021

JULIA ELIZABETH SAMMONS, 83, of South Point, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 3, 2021, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice, Huntington, W.Va. She was born December 14, 1937, daughter of the late Henry and Ossie Anderson Lanning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by t…

Sunday, May 09, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021

JERRY HARMON JR., 75, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He was born March 9, 1946, in Wayne County, W.Va., son of the late Jerry and Nellie Craft Harmon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wi…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

TERRI KAY KUNZE, 60, of Chesapeake, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 9, 2021, at her home. Terri was born October 6, 1960, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Eugene and Phyllis Suiter Poynter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved “Pa…

Sunday, April 04, 2021

JOHNNY LEE DEERE, 88, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. John was born January 19, 1933, in Russell, Ky., a son of the late Joseph and Dora Abrams Deere. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his belove…

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021

JOANN MARCUM, 70, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She was born September 23, 1950, in Logan, W.Va., daughter of the late Grady and Sarah Valentine Maynard. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mar…

Sunday, March 14, 2021

DAVID EUGENE SMITH, 69, of South Point, Ohio, died Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He was born August 28, 1951, in Huntington, son of the late Lloyd Smith and Garnet Conner Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Smith. David was…

Sunday, February 07, 2021

JOYCE K. BOGGS, 74, of Ironton, Ohio, went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She was born October 26, 1946, in Parkersburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clinton Brookover and Edith Mae Powers Brookover. In addition to her parent…

Friday, January 15, 2021

BILL L. FREEMAN, 90, of South Point, Ohio, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at his home. Bill was born March 12, 1930, in Stone, Ky., a son of the late Oscar Freeman and Eva Dyer Parsons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Dori…

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

JACK BARRY HUTCHISON, 78, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born November 14, 1942, in Lincoln County, W.Va. Jack retired from Roadway Express Trucking and after retirement worked at the Woodlands Retirement Communit…

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

SANDRA LYNN HEY, 59, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. She was born October 25, 1961, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of Joan Ward Hey and the late Frederick Hey. In addition to her mother, Sandra is survived by her brother, Michael Hey; and her best friend, Amy Chaff…

Friday, December 11, 2020

GARY “DUB” B. WALLS, 80, of South Point, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at his home. He was born June 21, 1940, in Kitts Hill, Ohio, son of the late Bennett Walls and Melvina Roberts Walls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Homer Walls. Gary was an A…

Sunday, November 22, 2020

BETTY JEAN HALL, 84, of Kings Mountain, N.C., passed on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain. A West Virginia native and a North Carolina transplant, she was the daughter of Omer and Rosa McClure of Huntington, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lu…

BRITNIE DAWN MCCOLLUM, 40, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1980, in Huntington, W.Va., to Ross and Belinda Ousley McCollum. Britnie was a 1998 graduate of South Point High School, attended Ashland Community and Te…

Saturday, November 21, 2020

VERA JEAN WAGGONER, 97, of Huntington, W.Va., died Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She was born October 13, 1923, in South Point, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ben Clifford Harold Davis and Sarah Abel Davis. In addition to her parents, she was a…

Thursday, November 19, 2020

RUTH EVELYN CAREY, 92, of South Point, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2020, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. She was born October 8, 1928, in North Kenova, Ohio, a daughter of the late Everett Lee Miller Sr. and Mayflower Kitts Miller. She was formerly a seam…

Sunday, November 08, 2020

JAMES D. KEFFER JR., 88, of Ironton, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at his home. He was born February 15, 1932, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late James D. and Anna Lucille Conley Keffer. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Huntington East High School. He was a s…

REX ALBERT ABSHER, born on August 15, 1935, went to be with his Lord at the age of 85 on Saturday, November 7, 2020, after an extended illness. Rex was born in Carrier Mills, Ill., to the late Marcella and Royal Absher. Rex was reunited in heaven with the love of his life, his wife of 61 yea…

Friday, November 06, 2020

JAMES EDWARD NORRIS, 80, of South Point, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at his home. He was born June 12, 1940, in Ironton, Ohio, a son of the late Lawrence and Edna White Norris. He was an Admiral’s Orderly in the US Marine Corps where he went on a world tour on the USS Canberra. He …

Thursday, November 05, 2020

BARBARA ANN COX, 81, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Barbara “Barb” was born April 1, 1939, in South Point, Ohio. She was a daughter of the late John and Marie Bryant Leighty. In addition to her parents, she was pr…

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

THOMAS MARK WOOD “WOODY,” 51, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1969, in Farmville, Va., a son of the late Charles Monroe Wood II and Doris Rebecca Hunt Wood. Mark’s childhood was spent moving around the country as a…

Sunday, October 18, 2020

DONALD EARL KELLEY, 92, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, at home. He was born March 19, 1928, in Sistersville, W.Va., a son of the late Earl and Myrle Tracy Kelley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Murdock Kelley. He is sur…

Thursday, September 03, 2020

ELSIE M. SHEPARD, 86, of Ashland, Ky., left this world and went to Heaven on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at her home. She was born March 26, 1934, at Lesage, W.Va., a daughter of the late Friend Cooper and Lucy Ray Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, T…

Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020

BARBARA E. VANCE, 82, of South Point, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Barbara was born May 26, 1938, in Washington Court House, Ohio, a daughter of the late Willard Waugh and Dorothy Massie Waugh. In addition to her paren…

Friday, August 21, 2020

DENNIS HOGSETT, 81, passed peacefully August 20, 2020, at his home in South Point, Ohio. He was the son of William Morgan Hogsett and Yvonne Hogsett, both deceased. He was preceded in death by brother Gary Hogsett and grandson Bradley Sylvia. He is survived by wife Sunny Hogsett of 55 years,…

Thursday, August 20, 2020

FRANKLIN EUGENE COX, 79, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, at his residence. Franklin was born January 6, 1941, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Raymond Eddie Cox and Alice Kathleen Justice Cox. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one broth…

Friday, July 31, 2020

DORIS JEAN KEENEY, 86, of South Point, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, Ironton, Ohio. She was born August 29, 1933, in Chesapeake, Ohio, a daughter of the late Homer Keeney and Hattie Ferris Keeney. She was a bus driver for Dawson-Bryant School District …

In loving memory of our angel, KIMBERLYNN FAITH NOBLE, who went to live with Jesus on July 28, 2020. She was born December 18, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky. She is survived by her parents, James and Amber Hester Noble; her grandparents, David and Becky Hankins, Timothy and Susan Hester, Con…

SHANNON LEE BRUCE, of South Point, Ohio, passed away July 29, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, W.A. “Bill” Bruce; his mother, Gretchen Holiday Bruce; one brother, Bill Bruce; and his dog, Buddy, a constant companion of 20 years. Shannon is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jaime…

Sunday, July 26, 2020

BERTHA JUNE HAMLIN, 80, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She was born February 16, 1940, in Sandy Hook, Ky., a daughter of the late Cecil Fannin and Jessie Simmons Fannin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded i…

DOROTHY BILLS SWANSON, 90, of Mechanicsville, Va., formerly of South Point, Ohio, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2020. She was born June 4, 1930, the daughter of the late John Hurston Bills and Cynthia Lucas Bills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ot…

JOHN ADAM LEEDY, 69, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington. John was born December 7, 1950, in Huntington, a son of the late Fred and Jewel Samson Leedy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Leedy II. H…

Saturday, July 11, 2020

CAROLYN L. SAUNDERS, 67, of South Point, Ohio, died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born February 1, 1953, a daughter of the late Paul Frederick Toney and Betty Lucas Smith. She was a Registered Nurse with King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Be…

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

WILLIAM M. SUITER, 83, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. He was born July 28, 1936 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Derward and Bethel Rebecca Wallace Suiter. He was a member of the Army, serving during the Kore…

Sunday, July 05, 2020

RAYMOND BAILEY, 94, of Huntington, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Woodlands Retirement Center, Huntington. He was born March 30, 1926, a son of the late Curtis Dillon Bailey and Katherine Williamson Bailey. He was a Navy veteran and was owner of Raymond Bailey Construction. Raymond was a gr…

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020

LEONA CAROL ASHLEY, 62, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at her home. She was born December 27, 1957, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Jess and Henrietta Gee Rood. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coy Boyd Ashley; one sister, Su…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

MICHAEL G. MEALEY, 74, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Wayne County, a son of the late Boxer and Ilene Riggs Mealey. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, as well as a machinist for INCO. He attended England Hill Freewil…

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020

VIRGINIA GAYLE “JENNY” FIZER, 75, of Coal Grove, Ohio, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at her home. She was born May 15, 1944, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Lola Marie Trimble Damron Puckett and Floyd William Damron. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Michael Fea…

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

BOBBY RAY ELLIS, 87, formerly of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away April 21, 2020, in Heritage Center, Huntington, W.Va., after a longtime illness. He was born April 8, 1933. He was the son of the late Herbert William and Beula Hughes Ellis. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his l…

GENE BIAS, 79, of South Point, Ohio, passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Gene was born on June 12, 1940, a son of the late Marshall Edward and Verna Marie Holley Bias. In addition, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Garnet South;…

Sunday, April 19, 2020

DAPHNE MARY DUNCAN, 79, of South Point, Ohio, died Friday, April 17, 2020, at Heartland of Riverview. She was born January 11, 1941, in Westport, New Zealand, daughter of the late Sidney Fox and Sarah Parfit Fox. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday …

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