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

CAROLYN SELLARDS FORBUSH, 76, of South Point, Ohio, died Saturday morning, August 29, 2020, at her home while under hospice care. Carolyn was born October 4, 1943, in Miami, Fla., a daughter to the late Raleigh and Shirley Kinner Sellards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Fo…

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…

JOHN ANTHONY “TONY” GIBSON, 52, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020. He was born November 6, 1967, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Eustace and Rosemary Chaney Gibson. He was a shipping manager for Sogefi Plastic Foreign Car Parts and a graduate of South Point High School…

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

JANET LOUISE LEIGHTY LESTER, 77, of South Point, Ohio, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, Ky. She was born October 6, 1942, in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of the late John V. and Helen Marie Bryant Leighty. She was also preceded in death by one sister, …

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

FELONESE LYNETTE SULLIVAN, 57, of South Point, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at her home. She was born November 10, 1962, in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Stewart R. Gibson and Yavetta L. “Betty” Gibson of South Point, Ohio. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, J.D…

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 …

Friday, April 17, 2020

JOHN WILLIAM GALLOWAY was born in Bellaire, Ohio, August 28, 1940, and was the only child of William Donald and Helen Margaret McGraw Galloway. From that day forward, he was the pride and joy of their lives. They lived in Bellaire until John was 14 then moved to Gallipolis, Ohio, where in 19…

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

JOHN D. TIPTON, 59, of South Point, Ohio, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020, at his residence. He was born December 28, 1960, in Ironton, Ohio, to his parents Dan and Margaret Tipton of Stuart, Fla. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Marion and Mary Ann Melvin and patern…

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

CHARLES DAVID “BUDDY” THOMAS, 86, born November 9, 1933, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 22, 2020. He left his loving wife of 66 years, Duddie J. “Dee” Thomas; his son, Scott and Teena Thomas of South Point, Ohio; and daughter, Christi and Jerry Crow of Winchester, Ky. Buddy and Dee h…

Sunday, March 15, 2020

ZANDRA L. “CANDY” KING, 73, of South Point, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born August 15, 1946, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edgel Hall and Elsie Howell Bond. She worked as a Paralegal, School Teacher and was retired from the VA M…

Friday, March 13, 2020

To everyone else, she was Della. To us, she was “Mom.” On March 6, 2020, DELLA G. VAUGHN, 71, of South Point, Ohio, passed away, at her residence. She was born June 2, 1948, in Huntington, W.Va, the only daughter of the late Homer Earl Mayse and Viola Faye Foster Mayse. She was preceded in d…

MABEL BROOKS, 97, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio. She was born August 9, 1922, in Richmond, Va., daughter of the late Howard Edwards and Ada Rip…

Sunday, March 08, 2020

MARJORIE MILANA MCKEE, 69, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. She was born October 18, 1950, in Ashland, Ky., the fourth child of the late Rufus P. McKee and Ruth Keene McKee. The family resided in Catlettsburg, Ky., and she …

Sunday, March 01, 2020

ARTHUR “TINY” BREEDING, 93, of South Point, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point, Ohio. Burial will fo…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

KELLI DEMENT, 52, of South Point, Ohio, died Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. She was born March 25, 1967, in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of Robert Lee Brammer and Connie Lynn Runyon Fulk. Survivors include her husband Michael Dement; fou…

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Rena Fern (White) Fulks, 80, wife of Dan Dillon Fulks, of Chesapeake, OH, entered her eternal rest February 19, 2020, at Hospice House of Huntington. RENA FERN (WHITE) FULKS, age 80, of Chesapeake, Ohio, rejoined loved ones including her mother and father and six siblings in eternity on Febr…

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

CURTIS F. COMBS, 93, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. He was born June 14, 1926, in Lawrence County, Ohio, son of the late Oscar Combs and Jennie Cheron Plantz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by …

Sunday, February 09, 2020

BARBARA WILLIAMS, 82, widow of Lawrence Williams, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Heartland at Riverview, South Point, Ohio. She was born October 6, 1937, in Ashland, Ky., daughter of the late O.R. and Mary Margaret Caudill. Barbara worked for Weight Watchers and was the Director of…

BRAYLIN LEWIS CLARK, 5 years old, of South Point, Ohio, passed away from this life on February 6, 2020, at home. Braylin was preceded in death by his grandmother, Beatrice Clark. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Teresa Clark of South Point, Ohio; his siblings, who will always cherish…

Thursday, February 06, 2020

FREDDY CLARK, 72, of Chesapeake, Ohio, gained his wings on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends. Freddy was a very loving husband to Martha Jane “Huny” Clark for 52 years. He was the best Dad ever to Deloris (Carl) Kleinman of South Point, Ohio, Sabrina (Jimmy) Wat…

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

PATRICIA ANN “PAM” MONTGOMERY STILTON, of South Point, Ohio, a best friend to so many, passed away peacefully at her home early Friday morning, January 24, 2020. Her passing was not expected; we are heartbroken. She was a strong-willed, independent woman, who, as she declared she wanted, wor…

Friday, January 17, 2020

EMMA LORRAINE “POLLY” SCHNEIDER, 93, of Chesapeake, Ohio, entered into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was born November 27, 1926, in Rugby, Va., to the late Lucian and Mary Warren Sexton, and was raised in Grant, Va. Polly was the youngest of her seven siblings, who pr…

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

PAUL D. HOLLAND, 78, of South Point, Ohio, died Sunday, January 5, 2020. He was born July 15, 1941, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Arnold Gillispie Holland and Cora Louise Lemley Holland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mickey Holland. Paul was a U…

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