Tuesday, September 29, 2020

CHARLES EARL PRESTON, 87, of Proctorville, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 24, 2020. He was born May 29, 1933, in Longacre, W.Va., a son of the late Ralph Chatfield Preston and Mary Margaretta Bess. Charles was an American patriot having served his country in Korea…

DAVID LEONARD McCLOUD, 71, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Sept. 27 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

EARL CARL ESTEP, 75, of Ironton died Sept. 25 in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, Ironton. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation will be one hour before service…

FRANCES DARLENE MCBRIDE HAYES, 83, of Gallipolis, Ohio, wife of Harold Hayes, died Sept. 27. She was a retired business instructor at Victor Valley College in Victorville, California. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio; burial will be in Fairview C…

JEWELL CLAY, 86, of South Point, Ohio, died Sept. 28 in Paramount Senior Living at Cabell Midland, Ona. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. 

KAREN BERNICE BAILEY, 64, of Pedro, Ohio, wife of George Bailey, died Sept. 24 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. At her request, a memorial service will be at a later time when gatherings are safe again. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting her family. Donations are suggested…

LEALA REBELL DAVIS, 76, of Ironton, died Sept. 26 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be no services held. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL PHILLIP BROWN, 43, of Ironton, brother of Renee Huff of Pedro, Ohio, and Martina Wilson of Hanging Rock, Ohio, died Sept. 23 at home. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting his family with arrangements. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net. 

VERNA CAMPBELL THOMAS, 86, of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, W.Va. She was born June 29, 1934, in Williamson, W.Va. She was a graduate of Vinson High School and a former C&P Telephone Operator. She was pre…

WILLY BOGGS, 71, of Scottown, Ohio, husband of Judy Boggs, died Sept. 26 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He retired from AC&F Industries. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be one hour before service S…

Sunday, September 27, 2020

BARRY DEAN DEPRIEST, 57, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, died Sept. 25 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before service Tuesday at the funeral home. www.…

DONALD RAY THOMPSON JR., 58, of Ironton, husband of Deanna Sue Maynard Thompson, died Sept. 21 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral service will be noon Sept. 30 at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial following in Kentucky Veterans’ Cemetery, Greenup, Ky. Visitation will be o…

EARL ESTEP, 75, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Sept. 25 in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, Ironton. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

LEALA R. DAVIS, 76, of Ironton, died Sept. 26 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

MATTHEW ALLEN MOORE, 36, of Blacklick, Ohio, died Sept. 23 in Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

VERNA RUTH THOMAS, 86, of Proctorville, Ohio, wife of Jack Thomas Jr., died Sept. 26 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. There will not be any services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM R. BOGGS, 71, of Scottown, Ohio, died Sept. 26 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

DR. JOHN E. LEACH, of Ironton, widower of Mary Rader Leach, died Sept. 22 at home. He was an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is in charge of arrangements. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Friday, September 25, 2020

LUGINGER “GINGER” SLAGLE, 94, of Mercerville, Ohio, widow of Robert Slagle, died Sept. 20. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Willis Funeral Home is assisting her family with arrangements. www.willisfuneralhome.com. 

RALPH ISON, 3/13/1928-9/20/2020. Ralph Ison was born in Morgan, Kentucky, on March 13, 1928, to Angie Mae Ison and Sherman Ison. Later the family moved to Franklin Furnace, Ohio. After graduating from Green Township High School in 1947, he moved to California, where he was employed in the fo…

Thursday, September 24, 2020

DONALD “PAUL” HOLLEY, age 72, of Chesapeake, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, September 21, 2020, at home. Paul was born 11/25/1947 in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Shirley Dotson Holley and Violet Brinegar Holley. Paul was also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph H…

DONNA LOU REYNOLDS SEXTON, 76, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away on September 22, 2020, at her residence. Graveside rites will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. September 24 at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va. She was born on April 25, 1944, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late J…

JAMES DOUGLAS EPLION, 79, of South Point, Ohio, widower of Susan Diane Eplion, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence. He was born June 21, 1941, in Huntington, a son of the late Clifford Eplion. One brother, Robert Ray Eplion, also preceded him in death. He retired with more than…

JOSEPH NATHANIEL ALLEN, 79, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Catherine Y. Allen, died Sept. 18 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He worked for Zenith International Harvester as a Machine Operator. The funeral service will be at noon Sept. 26, with visitation one hour before service time at…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Graveside service for DONNA LOU SEXTON, 76, of Chesapeake, Ohio, widow of Kenneth Sexton, will be 12:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. www.regerfh.com.

EDNA M. CARRICO, of Ironton, Ohio, passed from her earthly to her heavenly home, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, on September 21, 2020. She was still an active member of Ice Creek Baptist Church. She taught a Sunday School class and sang in the choir in her earlier days, and most of all loved …

Funeral service for FLOYD WILSON JR., 91, of Ironton, widower of Eileen Wilson, will be 1 p.m. Sept. 26, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial following in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service at the funeral home. He worked at Chamberlain Window Company of Ironton, …

JAMES ALLEN MEADOWS, 71, of Pedro, Ohio, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sept. 24 in Smith Family Meadows Cemetery, 2967 Count…

JAMES DOUGLAS EPLION, 79, of South Point, Ohio, widower of Susan Diane Eplion, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence. He was born June 21, 1941, in Huntington, a son of the late Clifford Eplion. One brother, Robert Ray Eplion, also preceded him in death. He retired with more than…

JAMES LEROY “JIMMY” HOWARD, 85, of Burlington, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 18, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, after an extended illness. James was born in Sybene, Ohio, to the late Milford Leon Sr. and Hannah Loretta Helton Howard. He was a graduate of South Poin…

ORA A. “BUB” SHAVER, 76, of Chillicothe, Ohio, widower of Karen Shaver, died Sept. 19 in Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe. He was a road construction laborer and a member of the labor union. Graveside services were 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Providence Cemetery. Visitation was from 11:30 a.m. to …

PAUL HOLLEY, 72, of Chesapeake, Ohio, husband of Marlana Holley, died Sept. 21 at home. Funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Apostolic Life Cathedral Church, Huntington, with visitation being from 5:30 to 7 p.m., also at the church. Private family burial will be in Rome Cemet…

VIRGINIA ANN RIGGLE, of Ironton, died Sept. 20 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was a homemaker, health aide and bartender. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home, Ironton; visitation will be two hours before service. There will be a graveside service …

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

BARBARA ELLEN BLANTON WILLIS, 81, of Ironton, widow of Chester Willis, died Sept. 19 in Sanctuary of Ohio Valley. There will be a graveside service 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Buckeye Cemetery. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting her family with arrangements. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net. 

JAMES L. HOWARD, 85, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Sue Howard, died Sept. 18 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio. Burial will follow in Burlington 37 Cemetery, South Point, Ohio. Visitation will be one hou…

JOSEPH NATHANIEL ALLEN, 79, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Catherine Allen, died Sept. 18 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete.

JUANITA M. WHEELER, 87, of Ironton, widow of Samuel Wheeler, died Sept. 18 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial following in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation will be two hours before service at the funeral h…

PATRICIA HOLBROOK LEMASTERS, 75, of Ironton, widow of Carl LeMasters, died Sept. 19 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Old Oak Springs United Baptist Church, 845 39th St., Ashland, with the visitation two hours before the service. Hall Funeral Home…

WOODSON RICHARDSON, 74, of Pedro, Ohio, father of Kelli Jackson, died Sept. 16 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He was a former truck driver for Schwarmins. There will be a graveside service at noon Sept. 22 at Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested t…

Monday, September 21, 2020

WOODSON RICHARDSON, 74, of Pedro, Ohio, father of Kelli Jackson, died Sept. 16 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He was a former truck driver for Schwarmins. There will be a graveside service at noon Sept. 22 at Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested t…

Sunday, September 20, 2020

CARL “TINK” DRUMMOND, 89, of Willow Wood, Ohio, passed away September 11, 2020, on Greasy Ridge in Ohio while riding his four-wheeler (pronounced at St. Mary’s). Tink was born in 1930 in a house on Greasy Ridge Road, the son of Homer and Ollie Hunt Drummond. He retired to build a home on the…

GILBERT DENNIS RICHARDS, 61, of South Point, Ohio, widower of Patricia A. Richards, died Sept. 17 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo. Visitat…

JAMES L. HOWARD, 85, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Sue Howard, died Sept. 18 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

BILLIE RUTH DAY, 74, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Heartland of Riverview in South Point, Ohio. The Canard, W.Va., native was born October 12, 1945, a daughter of the late William and Ida Mae Day. Billie was a 1963 graduate of South Point High School and attended Ohi…

MICHELLE RENEE STILTNER, 55, of South Charleston, Ohio, widow of Glen Stiltner, died Sept. 16. She was a homemaker. Local services will be 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will follow in Osburn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday.

ROCKY LANE SCARRETT, 63, of Crown City, Ohio, widower of Linda Scarrett, died Sept. 17 at home. No services are scheduled. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com. 

RONNIE LEE ABRAMS SR., 80, of Pedro, Ohio, widower of Amelia Ball Abrams, died Sept. 15. He worked for DT&I Railroad and was a bridge painter with Painters Local 1072, Ashland. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Hanging Rock (Ohio) Apostolic Church; burial will follow in Blackfork …

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