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Gary Shaddox, 58

Gary Shaddox, 58

  Gary Shaddox, 58, of Lucasville passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at SOMC in Portsmouth. Born December 4, 1958 in San Bernardino, California, a son of Donald and Beverly Shaddox of California and the late Lei Lani McClain Burchett, he was the Game Room Manager at Gattis in Portsmouth and a member of LifePoint

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Pauline M. Wright, 90

Pauline M. Wright, 90

Pauline M. Wright, 90, of Minford, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Concord Health And Rehabilitation Center in Wheelersburg. Born October 10, 1926 in Minford, a daughter of the late Rev. Russell Milam and Ida (Erwin) Milam, she retired from Minford High School in 1990, worked at Giggles and Wiggles in Wheelersburg until May

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Steven R. Alley, 50

Steven R. Alley, 50

Steven Ray Alley, 50, of Lucasville, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence. Born October 24, 1966 in Scioto County, a son of the late Simmie Alley and Grace M. (Osborne) Alley Lambert, he was a 1985 graduate of Valley High School and a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Operators Union. He is

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Martha E. Brame, 93

Martha E. Brame, 93

Martha E. Brame, 93, of Pataskala, a former Minford resident, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. Born January 4, 1924 in Minford, a daughter of the late Earl and Emma E. (Shoemaker) Erwin, she was a longtime employee for Minford Local Schools. She was a lifetime member of

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Helen G. Hamilton

Helen G. Hamilton

Helen G. Hamilton was born at home in Minford, Ohio on February 17, 1940 and departed this life as she lived, with grace and dignity. This past year she fought a heroic battle with cancer and bid farewell to this life on March 10, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Helen lived in Scioto County, Ohio

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Debra S. Kelley, 55

Debra S. Kelley, 55

Debra Sue Kelley, 55, of Minford, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her residence. Born February 14, 1962 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Paul and Mildred Irene Bloomfield Davis, she was a 1980 Minford High School graduate, a property manager, and was of the Christian faith. She is survived by her husband,

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Verna Turner, 79

Verna Turner, 79

Verna Louise Turner, 79, of Minford, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. She was born June 25, 1937 in Scioto County, the daughter of the late Carl Price, Sr. and Florence May (Allison) Price. Verna was a graduate of Minford High School in

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Robert “Bob” Patterson, 68

Robert “Bob” Patterson, 68

  Robert “Bob” Patterson, 68, of Portsmouth went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus. He was born March 5, 1949, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Jack Patterson and Hazel Montgomery Callihan. Bob was a member of Rubyville Community Church where he was a

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Frances A. Jordan, 94

Frances A. Jordan, 94

Frances A. Jordan, 94, of West Liberty, Ohio, a former Wheelersburg area resident, passed away Monday March 6, 2017 at Green Hills Center in West Liberty, Ohio. Born May 16, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Alva R. and Melissa Jane (Cooper) McGraw, she was a homemaker. She is survived by four

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Betty Figlestahler, 89

Betty Figlestahler, 89

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Figlestahler, 89 of Minford, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born February 19, 1928 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Karl A. and Eva Marie (Snyder) Seidel, she was a retired registered nurse. A graduate of Minford High School in the class of 1945, and

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Mary Jane Adams, 82

Mary Jane Adams, 82

Mary Jane Adams, 82 of Minford, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. Born November 2, 1934 in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Grace Crabtree Days, she was a graduate of Valley High School, was a former employee of Williams Manufacturing, Kalb Home Interior and Martings

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Paul R. Boggs, 58

Paul R. Boggs, 58

  Paul Richard Boggs, 58, of Lucasville passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at SOMC Hospice. Born October 6, 1958 in Scioto County, a son of the late Fred H. and Virginia E. Bird Boggs, he was a former member of the Painter’s Local #555 and of the Christian faith. He is survived by two daughters,

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Charles M. Lute, Sr., 72

Charles M. Lute, Sr., 72

Charles Martin “Charley” Lute, Sr., 72, of Lucasville passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Lake Wales Medical Center in Lake Wales, Florida. He was born January 13, 1945 in Scioto County, to the late Doran Edgar and Mae Lute. Charley was retired from Millwright Local Union #1519 and a member of the Masonic

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Angela K. Bailey, 42

Angela K. Bailey, 42

Angela Kay Bailey, 42, of Wheelersburg passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at SOMC. She was born August 2, 1974 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late David and Patsy Rader Wells. Angela was a Home Health Aid. She enjoyed life and brought joy to people around her. She is survived by her fiancé, Shan Clark

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Archie R. Bailey, 80

Archie R. Bailey, 80

  Archie Ray Bailey, 80, of McDermott, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born February 17, 1937 in Lacey, Kentucky a son of the late James Thorton “JT” and Sarah Colvin Bailey, he was retired as a plumber, was a farmer, a US Army Veteran and was of

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Patricia A. Reed, 77

Patricia A. Reed, 77

  Patricia Ann Reed, 77, of Lucasville, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at SOMC. Born September 16, 1939 in Stark County, Ohio a daughter of the late Noble Edgar “Preach” and Gladys Bloomfield Allen, she was a Nursing Assistant at Edgewood Manor of Lucasville, was a member of Scioto County Homemakers Club and attended

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Jeanette J. Staker, 89

Jeanette J. Staker, 89

  Jeanette Jean Staker, 89, of Stockdale, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at SOMC Hospice. Born March 19, 1927 in Stockdale, was the daughter of the late Leslie Emrick and Mary Cecila Body Staker, she was the Stockdale Postmaster and had worked on the family farm. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Nolan

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Leonard J. Collier, 70

Leonard J. Collier, 70

Leonard James Collier, 70, of Lucasville, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at his residence. Born August 8, 1946 in Portsmouth, a son of the late John William and Martha Elizabeth Gifford Collier, he was a former employee of Empire Detroit Steel and was owner and operator of Collier’s Body Shop. He was a member

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Jayme S. Frowine, 54

Jayme S. Frowine, 54

Jayme Sue Frowine, 54, of New Boston formerly of Minford, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at OSU Ross Heart Center in Columbus. Born January 30, 1962 in Scioto County, a daughter of James and Freda Cummings Frowine, she was secretary, a 1980 Minford High School graduate, attended Shawnee State University and Sumter Community College. In

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Ruby M. Fyffe, 65

Ruby M. Fyffe, 65

  Ruby Mae Fyffe, 65, of Minford, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at SOMC Hospice. Born May 16, 1951 in Boone County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Marvin & Deatha Hager Smith, she was a homemaker and a former employee of Minford Cleaners. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James

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Loretta E. Coles, 87

Loretta E. Coles, 87

  Loretta E. Coles, 87, of Lucasville, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 20, 1930 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Harold Earl and Gladys Marie Clark Young. She was an elementary school teacher at Minford Local Schools and Grant Elementary School, was a member of

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Harold L. Carey, 84

Harold Lewis Carey, 84, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Chillicothe. Born January 25, 1932, a son of the late Samuel and Lakie (Woodruff) Carey, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by a

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Lorne “Rocky” Dingess, 52

Lorne “Rocky” Dingess, 52, of Lucasville passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born August 4, 1964 in Columbus, a son of the late John W. and Rev. Lucy Dyer Dingess, he was a masonry construction worker and of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by one son, Lorne Matthew Dingess; one daughter, Katie (Hollyrock) Fisher; five

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Myrtle R. Cummings, 83

  Myrtle Roberta Cummings, 83, of Minford went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 2, 1933 in Grayson, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Alta and Curtis Campbell. She was a homemaker and loved going to church and listening to gospel music. She

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Frances A. Murnane, 88

Frances A. Murnane, 88, of Minford passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Concord Health & Rehab Center. Born April 9, 1928 in Fullerton, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Everett and Nannie L. Cox Vest, she was retired from Armco Steel in the blast furnace department and was the first female to retire from

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Donald R. Lyons, 70

Donald Ray Lyons, 70, of Minford, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born June 26, 1946 a son of the late Vondon Virgil and Beatrice (McGraw) Lyons, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1966, attended Christ Community Church, and was a former President of the Ohio

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David M. Smith, 65

David Michael Smith, 65, of Minford, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Born October 2, 1951 a son of the late, Owen and Nola (Flannery) Smith, he was the owner and operator of I.G.A. in West Portsmouth and Minford. David was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed sharing his love

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Lelia M. Gilmore, 92

Lelia M. Gilmore, 92

  Lelia M. Gilmore, 92, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at SOMC. Born January 11, 1924 in Rockhouse near Salyersville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Rev. T.G. and Norma May Scott, she was a former employee of Sears in Portsmouth, Pharmacy Tech at Mercy Hospital and was a licensed tax preparer.

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Erma L. Bender, 85

Erma L. Bender, 85

Erma Lucille Bender, 85, of Harrison Township, died peacefully at SOMC Hospice on January 4, 2017. Erma was born September 16, 1931, the daughter of Adrian Gilliland and Muriel (Crabtree) Gilliland, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Denise Lynn Bender and a sister, Dorothy

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David A. Kallner, 86

David A. Kallner, 86

David Allen Kallner, 86, of Minford, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Hill View Health Care in Portsmouth. Born May 23, 1930 in Madison Township, Scioto County, a son of the late Allen C. and Mabel C. (Bennett) Kallner, he was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge #465, 32° Mason

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Richard H. Culp, 68

Richard H. Culp, 68

Richard Howard Culp, 68, of Minford, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born April 20, 1948 a son of the late Howard Culp and Kathleen (Humphries) Culp Locher, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1966, and was an employee of Minford Local Schools. He

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Herman Salisbury, 87

Herman Salisbury, 87

Our family hero, Herman Salisbury, ran his race well and has gained eternal peace. He was born to Dial and Rebecca Salisbury on October 14, 1929 in Langley, Kentucky. He spent his life proud of his Kentucky heritage. It was after his family made a move to Ohio that he met Tharlene Colegrove. The two

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Thomas J. Stockham, 64

Thomas J. Stockham, 64

A celebration of Tom Stockham’s life will be held 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016, at Madison Township Community Building in Muletown. Family and friends are encouraged to come and share your stories of Tom. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be available. For more information please e-mail sjstockhjam@yahoo.com

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Rolland G. Hammond, 79

Rolland G. Hammond, 79

Rolland Grant Hammond, 79, of Lucasville, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at his residence. Born February 28, 1937 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of the late Grant and Ada (Chapman) Hammond, he was retired owner operator of D & H Construction. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Carter) Hammond, whom he married on

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Thomas J. Stockham, 64

Thomas J. Stockham, 64

Thomas James Stockham, died unexpectedly in his home on November 27th, 2016 in Minford, Ohio at the age of 64. Tom is survived by his brothers, David (Karen) Stockham of Ashville, OH and Joseph (Sharon) Stockham of Lucasville, OH; nephews, David (Karla) Stockham of Canal Winchester, OH Glen (Jennifer Glaze) Stockham of Columbus, OH, Danny

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Clarence Tackett, 80

Clarence Tackett, 80

Clarence Tackett, 80, of Piketon Road Lucasville, passed away Sunday November 27, 2016 at S.O.M.C. Hospice in Portsmouth. Born November 16, 1936 in Melvin, Kentucky a son of the late Grady and Myrtle (Newsome) Tackett, he retired from Empire Detriot steel in New Boston with 25 years of service, and then retired from Eastern Local

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Bradley H. “Lucky” Bentley, 69

Bradley H. “Lucky” Bentley, 69

  Bradley H. “Lucky” Bentley, 69, of South Webster, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at King’s Daughter’s Medical Center. Born December 8, 1946 in Greenup, Kentucky, a son of the late Abraham H. and Rachel Smith Bentley, he was a retired correction officer for SOCF, he attended Rocky Fork Primitive Baptist Church in Minford, and

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Terry J. Colley, 57

Terry Joe Colley, 57, of Minford, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born July 13, 1959 to the late Willard and Vivian (Schouster) Colley. He was a 1978 graduate of Minford High School and worked as a laborer/construction worker. Terry

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Richard C. Havens, 79

Richard C. Havens, 79, of Lucasville, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born May 11, 1937 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of the late James C. and Averill V. (Shumway) Havens, he was a retired chemical operator for Lockheed Martin. He was a member of Sunshine Church of Christ where he

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Kenneth E. Breech, 61

Kenneth Eugene Breech, 61, of Lucasville passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his residence. Born April 5, 1955 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Kenneth Carl Breech and Frieda McCoy Harris and was self-employed as a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Judy Charles Breech; three daughters, Kristina Breech Dingus, Julie Haddox, Jeanette

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Wade Gray, 91

Taylor Wade Gray, 91, of Clarktown, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center in Wheelersburg. Born March 26, 1925 in Greenup County, Kentucky, a son of the late Louis Kellen and Sadie Belle (Smith) Gray, he was retired from Sears and worked for Lawson Dairy. He was a member

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Patricia E. Coburn, 67

Patricia Elaine Coburn, 67, of Minford passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her residence. Born November 10, 1948 in McAndrews, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Buddy and Martha Alice (Leedy) Ball, she was a graduate of Belfry High School and received a degree in nursing from Shawnee State University. Pat was the Director

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Aniul S. Pitts, 88

Aniul S. Pitts, 88, of Minford passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at his residence. Born June 29, 1928 in Scioto County, a son of the late William and Kathleen (Poole) Pitts, he was a strip miner for Gunning Refractories in South Webster and was a member of Mt. Carmel Community Church. He is survived

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Kevin J. Elliott, 38

Kevin Jo Elliott, 38, of Minford passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at his residence. Born July 28, 1978 in Trumbull County, Ohio, a son of Sandy (Farmer) Elliott and Bo and Mary Elliott, he was a concrete finisher with Local #132. Kevin was a loving father and devoted family man. He is survived by

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Chester P. Estep, 84

Chester Paul Estep, 84, of Minford, went to his Heavenly Home Monday, October 17, 2016 at his residence. Born December 8, 1931 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Hubert and Dolly (Rapp) Estep. He retired from Martin Marietta in Piketon and was a member of Stockdale Baptist Church were he was a founding member.

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Edna M. Lintz, 88

Edna Mae (Kaut) Lintz, 88, of Rosemount, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Edgewood Manor of Lucasville. Born July 9, 1928 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Grover and Leota (Sayler) Kaut, she was a homemaker and attended Candy Run Wesleyan Tabernacle. She is survived by a nephew, John R. Kaut, with whom

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Rowena M. Risner, 79

Rowena M. Bragdon Risner, 79, of Wheelersburg passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at SOMC. Born February 22, 1937 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Stanley S. and Katie Frances Madden Bragdon, she was a homemaker, a cook for Ms. Perry’s Restaurant and attended Cornerstone Nazarene Church nursing home ministry. She is survived by

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Joseph F. Schreick, Sr., 91

Joseph Franklin Schreick, Sr., 91, of Minford passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016 at his residence. Born November 16, 1924 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Joseph L. and Lydia Faye Schreick, he was a graduate of Wilmington College, retired from Goodyear Atomic Corp. in Piketon and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived

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Frank E. Meddles, 87

Frank Edgar Meddles, age 87, of Stout Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24th 2016. Frank is proceeded in death by his parents Rhoda and Fredrick “Pearl” Meddles; brothers Ronnie Meddles, Owen Meddles, Carl Meddles, and Donnie Meddles; son Gordon “Bub” Meddles and daughter-in-law Peggy Meddles. He is survived by

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David H. Fyffe

David Harold Fyffe, 71, of Heath, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Ohio State University Hospital. Born February 3, 1945 in Scioto County, a son of the late Herschel Robert “Tinker” and Sylvia Mae (Shumway) Fyffe, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1963, a retired Union Iron Worker Local

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Donald E. Conley, Jr.

Donald Eugene Conley, Jr., 59,of Minford, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his residence. Born January 15, 1957 in Columbus, a son of the late Donald E. Conley, Sr. and Ruby (Clark) Conley, he was a member of the Iron Workers and attended Minford Church of the Nazarene. He is survived his wife, Teresa

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George R. Bennett, 91

George Russell Bennett, 91, of Minford, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon. Born January 1, 1925 in Scioto County, a son of the late Marion and Elizabeth “Dutchie” (Henson) Bennett, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1944, former owner and operator of Bennett’s Body Shop

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Miles W. Rayburn, 49

Miles William Rayburn, 49, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born June 17, 1967 in Portsmouth, Ohio a son of Norma (Gulley) Rayburn of Portsmouth and the late Webster William Rayburn, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1985 and attended New Beginnings Outreach Ministries.

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Clarence O. Lyons, 96

Clarence O. Lyons, 96, of Lucasville, died Sunday, September 04, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born July 14, 1920 in Scioto County, a son of the late Oscar and Isabelle (Ruby) Lyons, he was a graduate of Valley Local School District and was a retired operator for Goodyear Atomic Corporation. He had

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Eugene Rockwell, 89

Eugene Rockwell “Rocky”, 89, of Owl Creek Road passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at SOMC Hospice. Born March 6, 1927 on Owl Creek in Lucasville, son of the late James Albert & Gladys Marie Brigner Rockwell and his birth parents, Will and Addie Grover Rockwell. He was employed by Detroit Steel, retired as a

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Joseph R. Stevens, 84

Joseph Russell Stevens, 84, of Stockdale, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at his residence. Born October 4, 1931 in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Henry C. and Maggie Slusher Stevens, he was a machinist and had work at Parker Hannifin in Waverly and was a custodian for East School in Waverly. He is

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Steven R. Miller, 67

Steven Robert Miller In the middle of “nowhere” southern Ohio, a humble country preacher laid down his sword and shield in victory. Steven Robert Miller, 67, of Minford, died peacefully on August 18, 2016, surrounded by his family at SOMC Hospice Portsmouth after a long illness. Born July 29, 1949, Steve was the eldest son

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Verna B. Haddix, 87

Verna B. Haddix, 87, of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Pristine Living Center in Portsmouth. Born December 8, 1928 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late M. B. Walters and Elizabeth (Justice) Walters, she attended Victory Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a Licensed Practical Nurse for the former Receiving

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Richard H. Leive, 85

Richard Harold “Sid” Leive, 85, of Rubyville, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his residence. Born December 8, 1930 in South Webster, a son of the late Harold E. and Minnie Louise (Potts) Leive, he was a retired math and science teacher for Clay Local Schools. Following his retirement he substituted and finished his teaching

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Ralph H. Conkel

Ralph Harrison Conkel, 82, of Minford, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Ohio State University Hospital. Born December 22, 1933 in Scioto County, a son of the late Everett and Madge (Childers) Conkel, he was a new creature in Christ through the many prayers of the Minford Church of the Nazarene, was a switch

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Beth Best, 47

Beth Best, 47, of Lucasville, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at OSU Medical Center. Born January 2, 1969 in Scioto County, a daughter of Wilma Jean Sowards Atkins and the late Dorsey Lee Roy Atkins, she was an LPN at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband,

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Mary J. Dever, 78

Mary Jane Dever, 78, of Wheelersburg, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth. Born December 19, 1937 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Elmer and Betsy Bushman Boggs, she was a homemaker, an aide at SOMC and attended Scioto Christian Church. She is survived by three sons, Carl L. (Kim)

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Paul Wayne Roberts, 74

Paul Wayne Roberts, 74, of Stockdale, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born October 27, 1941 in South Shore, Kentucky, a son of the late Noah and Anna Aldridge Roberts, he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service out of Chillicothe for 20 years, attended Rubyville Community Church, was

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Gary E. Price, 86

Gary Eugene Price, 86, of Lucasville, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at Valley View Care Center. Born May 12, 1930 in Lawrence County, Ohio, a son of the late James and Bessie Bostick Price, he was head of the SCJVS Adult Education, a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church in Lucasville and was a

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James C. Ross, Jr., 72

James Chester Ross, Jr., 72, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at SOMC. Born November 28, 1943 in Portsmouth, a son of the late James Chester Ross, Sr. and Freda May Royal Ross, he was production inspector at Empire Detroit Steel Corp. and a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by two daughters, Angel

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Marie King, 94

Carrie “Marie” King, 94, of Lucasville, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at National Church Residences Bristol Village. Born July 26, 1921 on Owl Creek, a daughter of the late James Albert and Gladys Marie Brigner Rockwell, she was a graduate of Stockdale High School, homemaker and a member of Madison Free Will Baptist Church

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Daniel L. Parker, 52

Daniel Leroy Parker, 52, of Minford, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus. Born April 26, 1964, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Thurman O. and Betty (Adkins) Parker, he was an auto mechanic, and attended Old Philly Tabernacle. He is survived by his wife Carla (Bevins) Parker; a

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Freddie S. Smith, 62

Freddie S. Smith, 62, of Minford, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016. Born December 29, 1953, a son of the late Marvin & Dollie Smith, he was an auto mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Annette Blackburn Smith; one son, Buster “Bucky” (Stacey) Smith; two daughters, Selena (Matthew) Lorts and Serena (Anthony) Johnson; nine grandchildren,

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Zepha M. Carter, 78

Zepha Mae Carter, 78, of Dutch Ridge Road, Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born January 6, 1938 in Pueblo, Colorado, a daughter of the late Hayden and Gladys (Osborn) Hunt, she belonged to the Cherokee Tribe in Albany, Georgia. She was a former employee for Doerr &

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Dorothy K. Horner, 76

Dorothy Kay Horner, 76, South Webster, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Born March 24, 1940 in Straight Creek, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Evert and Laurie Scott Adkins, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She loved flowers and loved to read. She is survived by three sons, Jesse Horner, Jr., Robert

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Merrie C. Turner, 63

Merrie Christine Turner, 63, of Minford, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at SOMC Hospice. Born December 25, 1952 in Dayton, a daughter of Carolyn Louise McFarland Tolle of Peebles and the late John R. Badgett, she was a homemaker, an EMT for Clay Squad II, Minford Squad 3 and Life Ambulance. She was an

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Ralph E. Mault, 81

Ralph E. Mault, 81, of South Webster, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. Born March 21, 1935 in South Webster, a son of the late Gertrude Mault Jaycox, he was an iron pourer for Dayton Walther and was a lifetime member of New Boston Eagles. He is survived by his daughter, Penny Gilliland

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Violet V. Ferguson, 90

Violet Virginia Ferguson, 90, of Beaver passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Heartland of Jackson. Born July 2, 1926 in Portsmouth a daughter of the late Albert and Goldie Esham Wood, she was a librarian for Minford Middle School and attended Stockdale United Christian Church. She is survived by one son, Al (Sherry) Ferguson of

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Gregory Alan Duckson, 39

Gregory Alan Duckson, 39, of Portsmouth, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. Born August 24, 1976 in Portsmouth, a son of Pamela Duckson Klein of Florida, he was a correction’s officer at SOCF and was of the Christian faith. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Zackary Alan Duckson; four daughters, Coey

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Nancy P. Gumbert, 80

Nancy Pauline Gumbert, 80, of Lucasville passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. Born November 12, 1935 in Ashland, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Marion and Ella Fleming Hutchinson, she was a homemaker and attended Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Joe Gumbert; one son, Tom Gumbert and, one daughter, Debra Jo

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Brian K. Loop, 43

Brian Keith Loop, 43, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at SOMC. Born October 17, 1972 in Portsmouth, a son of Frances R. Watters Loop of Lucasville and the late Paul E. Loop. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell and Mae Loop and Dorothy and

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Henry C. Mason, 64

Henry Conner Mason, 64, of Portsmouth passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016. Born May 13, 1952 in Portsmouth, a son of Esther Goodwin Mason Crisp of Wheelersburg and the late Robert Raymond Mason, he was a graduate of Shawnee State University and majored in English/Humanities, he was self-employed as a DJ and lead singer for

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Teena L. Wessel,

Teena L. Wessel, 81, of Portsmouth a former Clarktown resident, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at SOMC. Born August 5, 1934 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Russell Charles and Sylvia Carleeta Justice Trace, she was a homemaker, attended Valley High School, was a member of Trace Family Trio for many years

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Jack Cordle, 80

Jack Cordle, 80, of Minford passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born July 15, 1935 in Blaine, Kentucky to the late Selca and Susie Cordle. He was a dairy farmer for 50+ years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine on November 6, 2006; son, Jack Dewayne Cordle in 1959;

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Roger C. Coriell, Sr., 82

Roger C. Coriell, Sr., 82, of Minford, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his residence. Born May 27, 1934 in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of the late Raymond and Ethel (Turner) Coriell, he was a graduate of Minford High School Class of 1952, a masonry contractor, a member of St. Peter in Chains Catholic

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Ronald Boggs, 80

Ronald Boggs, 80, of Clarktown, passed Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth. Born June 30, 1935 in Portsmouth, Ohio a son of the late Novle K. and Imogene Kelly (Doss) Boggs, he retired from OSCO in Portsmouth, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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Lillian G. Hitchcock, 73

Lillian Gladys Creech Culwell Hitchcock, 73, of Waverly, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at James Cancer Center in Columbus. Born July 2, 1942 in Letcher County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Fulton and Essie Garrett Creech, she was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Jackson, was a homemaker and was of the

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Arlene Knore, 93

Elsie Arlene Knore, 93, of Paris, Kentucky, a former Minford area resident, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at her residence. Born August 9, 1922 in Fullerton, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Floyd and Dillie Florence Boggs Sexton, she was a homemaker and was member Sunshine Church of Christ. She is survived by two

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Wesley C. Gammon, 95

Wesley Cheney Gammon, 95, of Lucasville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016. He was born March 29, 1921 in Scioto County to the late George and Elizabeth Jenkins Gammon, he was a mechanic for Houston Pontiac in Portsmouth, was retired chemical operator from Goodyear Atomic Corp. in Piketon, was a member of Living Waters Fellowship,

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Ella B. Madden, 81

Ella Bea Madden, 81, a former Scioto County resident, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Circle of Life, Earlene Howard Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas. She was born September 21, 1934 in Lewis County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Mickle E. and Cassie (Howard) Parker. Ella is survived by two daughters, Kay (John) Howard of

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Mary F. “Dutch” Wilson, 92

Mary Frances “Dutch” Wilson, 92, of Minford, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the same house where she was born, March 22, 1924. She was a daughter of the late George Brenton McClellan Wilson and Grace E. (Snodgrass) Wilson. Dutch was a member of Minford United Methodist Church, a graduate of Minford High School in

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Susan M. Sudbrook, 65

Susan Mae Sudbrook, 65, of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Holzer Medical Center. Born May 19, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Lonza and Eliza (Frazier) Blevins, she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Carl Sudbrook (Sherry Edmonds); two daughters, Donna Hall (Jeremy Clarkson), Marsha Sudbrook;

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Howard L. Riddlebarger, 92

Howard Lee Riddlebarger, “The Dozer Man”, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Howard fought a tough battle with Ithiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and never recovered from a very bad fall he had in his home on April 11, 2016. He was the son of the late Clarence and Biance Stratton Riddlebarger. Howard is

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Ruth Walker, 92

Mary Ruth Walker, 92, of Clarktown, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at SOMC Hospice. Born January 12, 1924 in Fleming, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Marion W. and Lillian B. Gardner Turner and was a nurse at Southern Hills. She was a member of Willow Garden Club, a member of the Lucasville Order

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Garnet M. King, 92

Garnet Mae King, 92, of Minford, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born April 20, 1924 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Laura (Prince) Perkins. She was a homemaker, owned and operated Bowen’s Grocery on St. Rt. 139 and attended Charity Freewill Baptist. She is survived by five

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Michael L. Smith, 29

Michael Lonnie Smith, 29, of Minford passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born August 14, 1986 in Scioto County, a son of Freddie and Annette (Blackburn) Smith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Isaac Smith, Nevaeh Smith; long time girl friend, Jennifer

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Nora V. Adkins, 83

Nora Vick Adkins, 83, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born March 6, 1933 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Percie and Orpah Adkins, she retired as a display setter and manager at Kmart and a member of Lakeside Community Church. She is survived

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Gay Kirk, 78

Gay Kirk, 78, of Mary Esther, Florida, formerly of Minford, passed away November 10, 2015 after a sudden illness in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Gay was born in Boyd County, Kentucky to the late Noble and Dovie (Borders) Kirk. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his wife of 54

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Paul Richard “Dick” Eckhart

Paul Richard “Dick” Eckhart, 84, of Portsmouth, a former Minford and Sciotoville resident, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Hillview Retirement Center. Born June 14, 1931 in Scioto County, a son of the late Marvin and Gayle Hadaway Eckhart, he was retired from New Boston Coke Plant, he was co-owner/operator of Dick’s Pizza in

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Cebert E. Newsome

Cebert Edwin Newsome, 80, of Minford passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born January 5, 1936 a son of the late William and Rebecca (Amburgey) Newsome, he was a former employee of Empire Detroit Steel in Portsmouth, former owner of Newsome B.P. Station in Portsmouth, co-founder of Newsome

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Wilma I. Lowder, 81

Wilma Imogene Lowder, 81, of Waverly, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at National Church Residences Bristol Village in Waverly. Born August 16, 1934 in Virgie, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Russell and Lille Jane Tackett Anderson and she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Dow (Denise) Lowder, Jr. of Waverly; two

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Ida Mae Burchett, 96

Ida Mae Burchett, 96 of Minford passed away May 4, 2016 on her 96th birthday at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born May 4, 1920, a daughter of the late George Washington and Catherine Marie (Voorheis) Milar. She is survived by two sons, Denny Lee (Marilyn) Burchett, Michael L. (Teresa) Burchett; two daughters, Carolyn

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Leonard L. Rolfe, 92

Leonard Lester Rolfe, 92, of West Portsmouth, a former Minford area resident, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at his residence. Born June 3, 1923 in New Boston, a son of the late John Gearhart and Naomi Locher Rolfe and his step-mother, Goldie Rolfe, he was retired from Dayton-Walther, attended Salem United Methodist Church and

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Roy A. Young, Sr., 81

Roy A. Young, Sr., 81, of North Vernon, Indiana passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana. Born December 5, 1934 in Ruggels, Kentucky, Mr. Young was the son of Bruce Delbert and Gladys Jordan Young. He married Minnie Perkins on

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William E. Newman, 91

William Everett Newman, 91, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his residence. Born October 15, 1924 a son of the late James Franklin and Martha Elizabeth (Risner) Newman, he was a electrical engineer for Empire-Detroit Steel in New Boston, a member of Western Son Masonic Lodge and Candy Run United Baptist Church. In

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Dolores A. Harris, 67

Dolores Ann Marshall Harris, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at SOMC Hospice. Born February 26, 1949 in Paintsville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy D. Fisher Marshall. She was united in marriage to James Jackson ‘Jack” Harris on September 24, 1990. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2015.

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James S. Blevins, 69

James Solomon Blevins, 69, of Wheelersburg, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center. Born September 8, 1946 in Johnson County, Kentucky, a son of the late Lonza and Eliza Frazier Blevins, he was factory worker and truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Winona Spry Blevins, and five sisters,

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Raymond Leroy Beadle, Sr., 84

Raymond Leroy Beadle, Sr., 84, of Minford, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at Minford Retirement Center. Born August 2, 1931 in Scioto County, a son of the late Roy and Della Hickman Beadle, he was a retired Deputy Sheriff for the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department, a member of James Irwin Post 622 American Legion

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Charles A. Dreher, 40

Charles Adam Dreher, 40, of Proctorville, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence. Born February 11, 1976, a son of Frederick Joseph Dreher of Cincinnati and Sally (Shope) Allen of Lucasville, he attended Tri State Bible College in South Point, he was a volunteer Firefighter, and attended Living Hope Bible Church in Huntington,

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Ronnie L. Brown, 67

Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Brown, 67, of Grove City, a former Scioto County area resident, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Monterey Care Center in Grove City. Born July 21, 1948 in Scioto County, a son of the late Lloyd and Freda L. Hinze Brown, he was a Correction Officer in Pickaway County. He is survived

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V. Carol Leive, 77

V. Carol (Conkel) Leive, 77, of Rubyville, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth. Born September 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Nathan E. and Charlotte Leota (Bower) Conkel, she was a homemaker and briefly worked at Williams Shoe Factory. She is survived by her husband, Richard H.

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Jared M. McLaughlin, 32

Jared Michael McLaughlin, 32, of Minford , passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. Born September 10, 1983 in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was a graduate of Minford High School in the class of 2001, was a Diesel Mechanic, and had attended Harrison Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his

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Helen J. Cordle, 83

Helen Jean Cordle, 83, of Minford, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at her residence. Born November 17, 1932 in Scioto County, daughter of the late Walter Dayton and Donna Blackburn Burchett, she was a homemaker, had worked for Minford Feed & Supply, owned and operated a restaurant in the Minford Area and attended Harrison

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Timothy L. Porter, 63

Timothy Lee Porter, 63, of Minford passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at SOMC. Born January 12, 1953 in Portsmouth, a son of Emelene Blackburn Porter and the late Raymond Porter; he was a Class 4 Operator and Waste Water Administrator for Union Rome Sewer in Lawrence County, Ohio. He was a board member of

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Jerry V. Steinhauer, 55

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Jerry Vernon Steinhauer left us from the Plant Earth moving toward his new home in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Shawna Renee Steinhauer; one son, Seth Steinhauer; one daughter, Stephanie Moss; three grandchildren, Skylar Steinhauer, Kal-El (Zander) and Chloe Moss. His siblings include his sister, Betty Stone and her

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Frances L. Wright, 83

Frances Louise Wright, 83, of Grafton, Ohio passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Special Hospital of Lorain in Amherst, Ohio. Born September 12, 1932 in Crumpler, WV, a daughter of the late William and Annie (Lukash) Cochran, she was a homemaker and attended North Eaton Baptist Church in Grafton, Ohio. She is survived by one son,

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Mary Katheryn Wells, 91

Mary Katheryn Wells, 91, of Minford, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Minford Retirement Center. Born June 28, 1924 in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Ed and Hazel Fullerton Walls, she was a Valley High School graduate Class of 1942 and a Clerk for the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office with 20 years of

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Wanda M. Brown, 77

Wanda M. Brown, 77, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born August 2, 1938, in Scioto County, Ohio, a daughter of the late John William and Pauline (Tatman) Atkins, she was a retired school teacher with the Eastern Local Schools with 30 years of service and attended Christ

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Keith Crace, 54

Keith Crace, 54, of Portsmouth, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2016 at O.S.U. Hospital in Columbus. Born December 21, 1961, a son of Alma (Riley) Crace and the late Estill Crace, Jr., he was a graduate of Wheelersburg High School in the class of 1980. He was a warehouse manager

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Olena R. Spradlin, 81

Olena Ruth Spradlin, 81, of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, formerly of League City, Texas and originally a Rubyville, Scioto County, Ohio resident, passed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Born May 30, 1934 in Scioto County, She was a daughter to the late Dewey E and Lucy

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Mae M. Rase, 96

Mae Mary (Cook) Rase, 96, of Minford, went to her Heavenly home surrounded by her family on Wednesday March 2, 2016. Born September 12, 1919 in Powellsville, Ohio, Mae was the youngest child of Fred and Pearl (Disterdick) Cook. Mae was a graduate of Green High school. She was a proud life long member of St.

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Frank L. Lowder, 64

Frank Lee Lowder, 64, of Minford passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at OSU Hospital in Columbus. Born August 22, 1951 in Portsmouth, a son of Wilma Imogene Anderson Lowder of Waverly and the late Dow Lowder, he was a sheet metal mechanic for White Castle Systems in Columbus with 25 years of service. He

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Bessie M. Williams, 92

  Bessie Mae Williams, 92, of Hillview Retirement Center, a former Stockdale resident, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Hillview Retirement Center.  Born August 6, 1923 in Meigs County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank D. and Emma (Saul) Douglas, she was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.  She is survived by two

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Harold E. Kronk, Jr., 52

Harold Emerson Kronk, Jr., 52, of Gallipolis passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. Born May 4, 1963 in Preston County, West Virginia, a son of Harold E. Kronk, Sr. of Minford and the late Janie Elaine Sisler Kronk, he was a 1981 graduate of Minford High School, attended Grasslick

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Lela Bailey, 95

Lela Bailey, 95, of Clarktown, died peacefully at SOMC Hospice on Wednesday, February 10, 2016; and passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Born January 4, 1921 in Salyersville, KY, a daughter of the late Kendall and Frances Reed, she worked for a few years at Williams Manufacturing Company, but she mostly

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Charles A. Lykins, 85

Charles A. Lykins, 85, of Minford, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born October 22, 1930 in Scioto County, a son of the late Herbert and Ada Mae (Day) Lykins, he was the former owner and operator of General Heating & Air Conditioning, and was member of Candy Run United

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Vivian L. Colley, 83

Vivian L. (Schouster) Colley, 83, of Minford, passed away Thursday February 4, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.Born March 10, 1932 in Cabell County West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph William and Rosa (Vernatt) Schouster, she attended Minford Church of the Nazarene and Candy Run Wesleyan Tabernacle. She is survived by six

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Ellen Murphy, 82

Cynthia Ellen Murphy, 82, of Portsmouth, a former Minford resident, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Hillview Retirement Center. Born February 18, 1933 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late George Brenton McClellan and Grace E. Snodgrass Wilson, she was a 1952 graduate of Minford High School and a BMV Clerk. She was

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Darlene F. Twinam, 82

Darlene Faith (Hammond) Twinam, 82, of Portsmouth went home with the Lord on Saturday January 23, 2016. Darlene was born on December 31, 1933 in Canton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her late husband, William Twinam and parents, Reverend Orval and Lela (Spencer) Hammond; two brothers and two sisters, Paul in infancy, Wand and Willodean

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Ben R. Tolliver, 87

Ben R. Tolliver, 87, of Stockdale went home with Jesus on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Ben was born November 1, 1928 in Millstone, Kentucky. Ben retired with over 50 years from the Raceland Car Shops. He was a US Army veteran and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Callie (Bentley)

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James D. Young, 60

James Daryl Young “Jim”, 60, 1975 graduate of Minford High School, passed at his residence in Minford on January 21, 2016, where he resided with his wife of 39 years, Terri Jean Gilliland Young, they were married, November 4, 1976, she is the daughter of Russell & Sarah Kallner Gilliland & neice of Ruth Kallner White

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Peggy M. Holsinger, 76

Peggy Maxine Holsinger, 76, of Minford, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence. Born August 2, 1939 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late George and Susie Elizabeth Saunders Pitts, was a painter at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Jackson and attended White Gravel Community Church. She is survived by three daughters and

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Deloris A. Havens, 79

Deloris Ann Havens, 79, of Minford passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born April 23, 1936, a daughter of the late John and Garnet Groves, she was a graduate of Clay High School, had worked at the Scioto County Recorder’s Office, was a member of the Scioto County Democratic Party and attended

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Kristina “Mykal” Newsome, 16

Kristina “Mykal” Newsome, 16, of Lucasville, a sophomore at Minford High School, was murdered by an intruder or intruders at her home (along with her mother) on January 4, 2016. She was born October 18, 1999 to Michael Lykins and the late Candace Sue Newsome. She is preceded in death by her mother, Candace Newsome,

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Candace S. Newsome, 48

Candace Sue Newsome, 48, of 4098 Blue Run Road, Lucasville, lost her precious life on January 4, 2016 (along with her daughter) as the result of a murderous intruder or intruders to her home. She was born September 29, 1967 in Portsmouth. She was the daughter of the late Walter Newsome and Roy and Elsie

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Donna S. Deemer, 71

Donna Sue Deemer, 71, of Minford passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her residence. Born May 25, 1944 a daughter of the late Theodore Chester and Gladys Oleda (Spradlin) Tussey, she was a 1962 graduate of East High School, attended Twin Valley Baptist Church, and was a member of the Lucasville Order of the Eastern

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Frank E. Brown, 95

Frank E. Brown, 95, of Lucasville went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence. Born June 29, 1920 in Minford, a son of the late Charles H. and Susie Myrtle Wilson Brown, he was a painter and was a member of Painters Local 555 in Portsmouth. He was a

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Loretta Holsinger, 84

Loretta Holsinger, 84, of Minford, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at her residence. Born March 24, 1931 in Pikeville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Joseph and Oma Mullins Baker and was a homemaker. She is survived two sons, Gary Baker and Michael Holsinger both of Minford; one grandson, Gary Baker; two great grandsons, Josh

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Robert T. Madison, Sr., 68

Robert Terry Madison, Sr., 68, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at SOMC. Born May 14, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Jesse and Dorothy Eleanor Dugan Madison, he was a supervisor of Sanitary Land Fill in West Palm Beach, Florida and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is

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Jessie E. Czubernat, 95

Jessie E. Czubernat, 95, of Minford, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015. Born July 11, 1920 in Schenectady, New York, a daughter of the late Max and Anna (Jasniewski) Nowicka, she was a Registered Nurse at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. She is survived by one daughter, Pat (Al) Sanford, of Minford; seven grandchildren;

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William C. Fannin, Jr., 80

William C. Fannin Jr., 80, of Lucasville went to be with the Lord December 21,2015. He was born March 17, 1935 to William Clarence Sr. and Bessie (Conley) Fannin. He graduated in 1954 from Stockdale High School. He served in the United States Army. He became an Operating Engineer with Local 18 of Columbus, Ohio,

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Octava Bevis, 93

Octava (Brown) Bevis, 93, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born April 11, 1922 in Floyd County, KY, a daughter of the late William and Cordia (Elam) Brown. Octava is survived by one brother, Allen Brown of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two nieces, Patty Reece, JoAnne Cooper; two

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Anna Bell Blanton, 83

Loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Anna Bell Blanton, age 83, of Stockdale, Ohio, passed into God’s hands from natural causes December 15, 2015. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a wonderful person and her family was her love and joy. Anna was born February 16, 1932, in Paintsville, Kentucky

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Timothy Carpenter, 25

Timothy Ray Carpenter, 25, of South Webster, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Born September 13, 1990 in Van Wert, Ohio, a son of Ty Carpenter and Marsha (Hall) Piquet, he was a self-employed laborer and a member of New Boston Eagles. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, William Tyler

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Larry B. “Babs” Leach, 75

Larry Bruce “Babs” Leach, 75, of Rubyville, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at SOMC. Born December 29, 1939 in Rubyville, a son of the late James and Wilma Stewart Leach, he owned and operated Leach’s Service Station in Rubyville and was a member of Shumway Free Will Baptist Church where he was Sunday School

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Edmond E. Adams, 80

Edmond Eugene Adams, 80, of Minford, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at Minford Retirement Center. Born November 30, 1935 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, a son of the late James Edmond and Mary Kidd Adams, he was an electrician, a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge #465 and Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rites 32nd degree Mason. He is

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Mildred Ilene Gammon, 93

Mildred Ilene Gammon, 93, of Lucasville, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015. She was born October 6, 1922, to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Munn. She was a faithful member of Living Waters Fellowship. She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Wesley Gammon; children Linda Howard, Dean (Ginger) Gammon, Diana (Bill) Alley, David (Sharon)

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Jim Gilbert, 81

Jim Gilbert, 81, of Minford, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at his residence. Born April 12, 1934 in Scioto County, a son of the late Hubert E. and Peachie (Dawson) Gilbert, he was a retired teacher with Minford Local Schools, where he also coached baseball, basketball and golf for many years and operated the scoreboard for

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Roy L. Parker, 62

Roy Lee Parker, 62, of Lucasville, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Ohio State Medical Center. Born May 20, 1953 in Groveport, Ohio, a son of the late Calvin and Thelma Bowman Parker, he was a carpenter, a United States Navy Veteran and of the Christian faith. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Wilson) Parker

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Fred Michael “Mike” Davis, 63

Fred Michael “Mike” Davis, Sr., 63, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his residence. Born February 8, 1952 in Columbus, a son of the late Fred and Laura Parker Davis, he was employed for 32½ years at Osco Industries, he was a Christian and of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his

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Shirley M. Gamble, 80

Shirley Marie Gamble, 80, of Kentucky Trail Road, South Webster, passed away Saturday November 21, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 11, 1935 in Clearfield, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William and Ludie (Wallace) Sergent. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie R. and Marcia Gamble of Minford, Ohio; five grandchildren, Cynthia

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Randy O. Mullins, 59

Randy O. Mullins, 59, of Minford, Ohio, passed away November 22, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital surrounded by family and friends.  Randy was born April 25, 1956 to the late Dell and Salie (Reed) Mullins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Mullins and a sister, Edith Kelly.

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Jerry Lee Lawhorn, Sr., 74

Jerry Lee Lawhorn, Sr., 74, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at SOMC. Born January 11, 1941 in Scioto County, a son of the late Ottis and Blanche Leake Lawhorn, he was a 1959 graduate of Stockdale High School, was retired from Westinghouse & Fruehauf and attended Madison Missionary Baptist Church. He is

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Anna Lou “Curly” Caudill, 86

Anna Lou “Curly” Caudill, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Minford Retirement Center. Born March 7, 1929 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Dewey Witten and Jessie Conley. She was formerly employed at Williams Mfg. Co. and retired as a Matron at Minford Schools. She is survived by one daughter,

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Betty J. Bevins, 86

Betty J. Bevins, 86, of Stockdale, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born November 4, 1929 in Beaver, a daughter of the late Richard and Virginia Ellen McCoy Webb, she was a retired school teacher at Stockdale School and was of the Christian faith. She is survived by her husband

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Robert D. Ledford, Jr., 61

Robert Douglas Ledford, Jr., 61, of Franklin Furnace passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his residence. Born June 28, 1954 a son of Robert Douglas Ledford, Sr. and the late Kathleen (Botkin) Ledford, he was a construction worker for Fluor and 1972 graduate of Minford High School. In addition to his father, he is

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Gary D. Lintz, 67

Gary Dean Lintz, 67, of Lucasville passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his residence. Born October 26, 1948 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Carl John and Kathleen E. Shuter Lintz, he was a retired corrections officer in Columbus and Orient and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by one brother,

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Freda L. Brown

Freda Louise Hinze Brown died Friday, October 30, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born January 20, 1925, the only daughter of the late Ralph and Alene Rice Hinze. In addition to her parents, Freda is proceeded in death by her husband, Lloyd H. Brown, brothers, Ralph Jr. and Donald Hinze, and a grandson, John Hinze. She is survived

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Larry Lee Howard, 70

Larry Lee Howard, 70, of Portsmouth passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Born June 18, 1945 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Drusie (Howard) Tackett, he was a retired ironworker with Local 769, and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years and best

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Harry J. Dolan, 75

Harry John Dolan, 75, of Minford passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at SOMC. Born May 8, 1940 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Harry John Dolan, Sr. and Nadine Meeker Dolan, he was retired from the N&S Railroad. He was a member of James Irwin Post #622 American Legion, was a U.S. Navy

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Paul E. Loop, 67

Paul Eugene Loop, 67, of Lucasville, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at SOMC. Born March 7, 1948 in Scioto County, a son of the late Russell Elton and Sally Mae Mullins Loop he was a carpenter for Stevens Construction and attended Christ Brethren Church in Rubyville. He is survived by his wife of 47 years,

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Murray “Stony” L. Brooks, 70

Murray “Stony” Lawrence Brooks, 70, of Minford, Ohio formerly of Brazil, IN, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born October 1, 1945 in Phoenix, Arizona, a son of the late Samuel Lawrence Brooks and Roma Lee (Kay) Zerbe, he was a self-employed truck driver, a Marine Corp veteran, member of VFW, American

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Rev. Lucy Dingess, 80

Rev. Lucy Dingess, 80, of Lucasville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the home of her daughter Kim. Born January 17, 1935 in Mima, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Newell Mance and Marie (Keaton) Dyer, she was a homemaker and a foster parent for 14 years. An

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Mark A. Dever, 52

Mark A. Dever, 52, of Minford, went home to be with the Lord, after his battle with cancer, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at his residence. Born August 8, 1963 in Portsmouth, a son of Larry and Carolyn Pinson Dever of Minford, he was a 1981 graduate of Minford High School, was a member of Millwrights

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Lucille Hinze, 95

Lucille Hinze, 95, of Minford, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born November 8, 1919 and was a daughter of the late John Lee and Lola (Seymour) Hinze. She worked at Williams Manufacturing Company and Greenbriar Convalescent Center. Lucille attended Harrison Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived

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Garnet A. Comer, 77

Garnet A. Comer, 77, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1937, a daughter of the late Floyd and Catherine (Tope) Crabtree. She is survived by five sons, Arnold Ray “Ray Jr.” Comer, Floyd “Lee” Comer, Arnie “Jay” Comer, Timmy “Joe” Comer, Christopher “Roy”

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Darrell R. Bragdon, 67

Darrell Ray Bragdon, 67, of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his residence surrounded by family. Born May 9, 1948 in Scioto County, a son of the late Stanley S. and Katie Madden Bragdon and he was a painter. He loved draft horses, logging and was an accomplished musician, and loved playing the

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Anthony D. “Bones” Treadway, 55

Anthony D. “Bones” Treadway, 55, of Gladwin, Michigan went home peacefully to be with his Lord on September 22nd at 5:23 pm. A son of Conrad Treadway and the late Betty Jane Treadway, he married Diana Sue Smith on May 1st, 1982 and she survives along with their two sons, Anthony Kyle (Kari) Treadway and

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Randle D. Middaugh, Sr., 78

Randle D. Middaugh, Sr., 78, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his residence. Born May 5, 1937 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Carl and Alice (Conkel) Middaugh, he was a retired machine operator for Bailey Control. He is survived by two sons, Carl (Kim) Middaugh, Randle D. Middaugh Jr.; a

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Wesley Dean Newsom, 47

Wesley Dean Newsom, 47, of Kodak, Tennessee, went home to his Lord, August 30, 2015. He was born April 2, 1968, a son of Dennis and Carol Newsom. He was preceded in death by a special cousin, Jeremy Newsom; his grandparents, George and Nell Bellman, and great grandparents, Wesley and Sarah Slack.In addition to his

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Fern Adkins, 92

Fern Adkins, 92, of Minford, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born September 26, 1922 in Wrigley, Kentucky, a daughter of the late George and Susie Carter Howard, she was a homemaker and attended Lucasville Church of Christ and Christian Union. She is survived by three sons, David (Sandi) Adkins of Wheelersburg, Danny

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Grace M. Burns, 76

Grace M. Burns, 76, of Portsmouth, a former Clarktown resident, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Hempstead Manor in Portsmouth.  Born April 14, 1939 in Ross County, Ohio, a daughter of the late George W. and Gladys M. (Garlinger) Horsley and the late James W. Hawke, she has worked as a nursing assistant for Scioto

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Dewey E. Cordle, 64

Dewey Edward Cordle, 64, of Minford, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at SOMC Hospital. He was born June 25, 1951 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Selca E. Cordle, Sr. and Susie Ross Cordle. He was a graduate of Minford High School in 1970 and spent his life farming dairy and beef cattle

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Jerry D. Cremeans, 74

Jerry D. Cremeans, 74, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born near Rubyville, Ohio, on October 5, 1940, a son of the late Russell and Marjorie Rhoden Cremeans. He was a retired rod room welder for the former Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio.

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James R. “Red” Lunsford, 76

James R. “Red” Lunsford, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born February 21, 1939 in Scioto County, a son of the late James R. Lunsford and Berniece Lunsford Craft, he was retired from Elgin-Joliet-Eastern Railways in Chicago Illinois. He was a member of New Boston F.O.E. #2271,

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Dorothy H. Williams, 86

Dorothy Helen (Bennett) Williams, 86, of Minford, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born September 19, 1928 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late William T. and Stately June (Clark) Bennett, she was a 1946 graduate of Minford High School, a former member of Black Potters Family Campers &

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Carolyn Ann Dever, 73

Carolyn Ann Dever, 73, of Wheelersburg, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 in Portsmouth. Born September 29, 1941, in Tuttleville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Bennett Holmes Kayser and Maxine A. (Buckle) Kayser Turner. She attended Minford High School and with her husband Robert was the owner and operator of Dever’s Dogwood Boarding Kennel

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Jean Allen, 90

A beautiful lady passed our way and now is at rest. Ruby Jean Allen, 90, of Minford area, died August 9, 2015. The only child of the late Landon Lawson and Icy Lou Meadows Ball, she was born September 12, 1924, in Portsmouth, Ohio. A graduate of Wheelersburg High School in 1942 and Ohio University in

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Laura Enid (Kronk) Gibbins, 89

Laura Enid (Kronk) Gibbins, passed away on July 26, 2015, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. She was 89 years of age. She was born in Minford, Ohio on August 25, 1925 to Ora and Nellie (Cole) Kronk.  Formerly of Minford, Ohio, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Edgar

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Hobert E. Kelly, 87

Hobert E. Kelly, 87, of South Webster, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born August 14, 1927 in Louisa, Kentucky, a son of the late Herbert A. Kelly and Sarah Ann Vanover Kelly Conley. He was retired from General Motors and was a U.S. World War II Army veteran. Hobert was an

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Rosemary F. Crabtree, 77

Rosemary F. Crabtree, 77 , of Minford, died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born October 12, 1937 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Damon and Effie Mae (Shear) Downey, she was a graduate of Minford High School in the class of 1956 and had worked as a cook for DeMexican

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Wanda Crabtree, 82

Wanda Jean Crabtree, 82, of Knoxville, Tennessee, a former Minford area resident, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born June 23, 1933 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Roy and Della (Hickman) Beadle. She married Everett F. Crabtree on August 30, 1952. He preceded her in death on September

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Lovetta R. Reed, 82

Lovetta Ruth Reed, 82, of Portsmouth passed away at Southern Ohio Medical Center on July 5, 2015. Born September 21, 1932 in Adams County, the daughter of the late David N. and Nellie (Jones) DeAtley, she was a homemaker. Preceded by her husband, G. Clifford Reed whom she married October 29, 1948; a son, Lowell C.

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Johnathan L. “Rusty” Ratliff, 57

Johnathan Luther “Rusty” Ratliff, 57, of Minford, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his residence. Born May 28, 1958 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of the late Clifford Francis Ratliff and Letha Fay Greenhill Ratliff-Malott, he was a 1976 graduate of Minford High School and was a knife maker for Chicago Cutlery. He is survived

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Michael D. Pinson, 69

Michael David Pinson, 69, of Minford passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at SOMC. Born May 15, 1946 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Orville and Olive Bernice Wessel Pinson, he was a 1964 graduate of Minford High School and was retired from Shawnee State University as a Systems Network Manager. He was a

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Virginia Ruth Vest (Comer), 82

Virginia Ruth Vest (Comer), 82, of Minford, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born January 27, 1933 a daughter of the late Delbert W. and American Ann (Yates) Copas, she was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother and an inspiration to all that knew

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Bea K. Reasor, 84

Bea K. Reasor, 84, of Wheelersburg, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Lucasville at the home of a granddaughter. Born June 1, 1931 in Lawrence County, Ohio a daughter of the late John W. and Lillie M. (McClurg) Horner, she was an apartment manager of the Terrace Apartments in Portsmouth. She was a graduate of Wheelersburg

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George “Ray” Carter, Sr.

George “Ray” Carter, Sr. passed away to be with his Creator on Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was born December 11, 1939 to George Jay and Elsie Mae Smith Carter, who preceded him in death, along with a brother Henry Vernon “Hank” Carter. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Lois Hay Carter; two

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Mary L. Bobbs, 87

Mary Louise Bobbs, 87, of New Boston, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Best Care Nursing Home & Rehab Center in Wheelersburg. Born August 12, 1927 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Edward Odell and Geneva Carver Payne, she was a STNA and was a member of Twin Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She is

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Sonja R. Brooks, 54

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Ps: 116: 15. Sonja Rae Ginn Brooks born July 8, 1960 passed from this life into the arms of Jesus Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. Her testimony will live on forever in the lives she touched. She expressed her love

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Edith M. Kelly, 79

Edith M. Kelly, 79, of South Webster passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at her residence. Born February 4, 1936 in Pike County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Dellmon “Dell” and Salie Reed Mullins, she was a Homemaker and attended Hamilton Glades Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Gary (Pamela) Kelly of

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Judith D. Queen, 66

Judith Diane Queen, 66, of Minford, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her residence. Born November 11, 1948 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Olen William and Cuba Howerton Burchett, she was retired from Heartland as a Cook and attended Word Alive Fellowship. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Frank

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Holly Thacker, 61

Hollice (Holly) Lorraine (Walls) Thacker, 61, of Minford passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the University Hospital of Cincinnati due to an ongoing illness. She was born November 30, 1953 in Chillicothe, preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Evelyn Shoemaker Walls on July 12, 1969 and Emmitt Roy Walls on May 28, 1979.

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Jeannie F. Williams, 90

Jeannie F. Williams, 90, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at SOMC. Born February 13, 1925 in San Diego, California, a daughter of the late Marrciso and Stephanie Gonzels Patron, she was aide for various military hospitals and attended Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death

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Burns “Bob” Cordle, 94

Burns “Bob” Cordle, 94, of Minford, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 9, 2015 peacefully in his sleep. Born April 25, 1920 in Paintsville, Kentucky, son of the late Wesley and Cora Lemaster Cordle, he lived in Beaver, Ohio during his youth. As an Army veteran of World War II, Burns served

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Macie L. Shumway, 90

Macie Lee (Havens) Shumway, 90, of Minford, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at her residence. Born July 25, 1924 in Pike County, Ohio, a daughter of the late James L. and Myrtle May (Vance) Havens, she was a graduate of Stockdale High School in the class of 1942 and a member of Sunshine Church of

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Earl Colley, 78

Earl Colley, 78, of Chillicothe, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Traditions of Chillicothe. Born March 27, 1937 in Scioto County, a son of the late Alpha and Effie McKnight Colley, he was retired from the City of Chillicothe and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by two sons, Mark (Sue) Colley

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Carl W. Keller, Jr., 60

Carl Wayne “Skeet” Keller, Jr., 60, of Minford, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his residence.  Born February 28, 1955 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Carl Wayne Keller, Sr. and Marvis Joy Swords Keller, he was a 1973 graduate of Clay High School and was involved in 4-H for 50+ years. He

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Richard Bobst, 73

William “Richard” Bobst, Jr., 73, of Minford, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his residence. Born April 3, 1941 in Portsmouth, a son of the late William Richard and Helen Easter Bobst, he was a self-employed dairy farmer, was retired from Mills Pride in Waverly, and enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife

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James S. Conley, 54

James Scott Conley, 54, of Lucasville, died March 21, 2015 at his residence. Born January 4, 1961 in East Chicago, Indiana, a son of Revery Whitt Conley and the late James D. Conley, he was employed by Bomex Corporation, was a former Deputy Sheriff and Painter. In addition to this mother, he is survived by

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Velma Bradbury, 81

She was Mom and Mamaw, Sweetheart and Babe. Velma Bayes Bradbury spent her life nurturing, loving, and giving. Born December 1, 1933, near Minford, Ohio to John Douglas Bayes and Sarah Lilvia Ross Bayes, she was the youngest of four siblings. On September 21, 1952, Velma and Earl Dean Bradbury began their life together as

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Paul E. Keller, 84

Paul Eugene Keller, 84, of Minford, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Heartland of Portsmouth. Born May 1, 1930 in Scioto County, a son of the late Oren O. and Serena Parker Keller, he retired from Rockwell in Newark, Ohio with 42 years of service and attended Bethesda Baptist Church. He is survived by

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Sherry Montgomery, 47

Sherry Lynn Montgomery, 47, of Minford, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her residence. Born February 9, 1968 in Portsmouth, a daughter of Gail (Boggs) Howland, of South Shore, Kentucky, and the late Jimmy Howland, she was a cashier at Aldi in Russell, Kentucky, and attended South Webster Baptist Church.

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David Seibert, 48

William David Seibert, 48, of Lucasville passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. He was born October 16, 1966 in Lima, Ohio a son of the late Robert Randall and Barbara Wright Seibert and was a Carpenter for Rick Martin Construction for 28 years. He is survived by two sons, William David Seibert,

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Nicholas T. Colley, 18

Nicholas Todd Colley, 18, of Minford, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his residence. He was born September 26, 1996 in Scioto County, a son of Todd and Michelle Bishop Colley, and was a student at Scioto County Career Technical Center. He was a loving brother and a wonderful friend. In addition to his

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Lucille Casteel, 81

Lucille Casteel, 81, of Minford, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Traditions at Bristol Village in Waverly. Born June 18, 1933 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Hobert and Diadema Wheeler Lyon, she was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Portsmouth Congregation. She is survived by three sons, Michael (Marge)

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Yvonne “Bonnie” Boldman, 75

Yvonne “Bonnie” Boldman, 75, of Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her daughter’s residence in Pensacola, Florida. She was born September 26, 1939 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Charlotte B. Adkins Sisler and she was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Brian Keith (Vickie) Boldman

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David R. Conley, Jr., 82

David Conley, Jr. (June), 82, of Lucasville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 27, 2015 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1932 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late David, Sr. and Minnie Conley. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer, Cecil and Howard and one sister,

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Gladys M. Stewart, 94

Gladys M. Aldridge Stewart, 94, of Portsmouth passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at her daughter’s home. She was born January 15, 1921 in Lawrence County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Arbaugh Stumbo. She is survived by two sons, Michael (Theda) Aldridge and Keith Stewart; two daughters, Linda Mart (Don) and

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Bobby Joe Conley, 77

Bobby Joe Conley, 77, of Portsmouth, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born April 24, 1937 in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Dewey and Jessie Conley. He served in the United States Air Force, retired from Portsmouth Fire Department, and attended Bloom Free Will Baptist Church. He

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Naomi R. Adams, 73

Naomi R. Adams, 73, of Lucasville, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at SOMC. She was born November 15, 1941 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Clifton O. and Minnie Elizabeth Pinson Kent and she owned and operated Naomi’s Beauty Salon for 49 years. She is survived by one son, John T. Adams,

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Mavis P. Cox, 81

Mavis P. Cox, 81, of Hempstead Manor went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at SOMC. Born October 31, 1933 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Richard and Ella Green Gray and attended Candy Run Wesleyan Tabernacle Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Mary Cox

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Jack Burchett, 85

Andrew Jackson (Jack) Burchett, 85, of Lucasville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, WV, from injuries received in a January car accident. Born June 22, 1929, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, he was the fifth of ten children of Tom “Jumper” and Rebecca Burchett, who preceded

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James “Jack” Harris, 73

James Jackson “Jack” Harris, 73, of Clarktown, died Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his residence. Born November 3, 1941 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a son of the late Lewis Dee and Ada (Barnes) Harris, he was a retired electrician for Local No. 575. He was a truck driver, an Army veteran and was a Mason. He is

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Charles Carter, 85

Charles Carter, 85 of Bucyrus went home to be with the Jesus on Friday Jan. 30, 2015 following an extended illness. Charles was born March 8, 1929 in Portsmouth, OH to the late Charles Albert and Opal (Porter) Carter. He was married Oct. 3, 1967 to Roseanna (Conkel) Carter who survives. In addition to his

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Blanch I. Bennett, 86

Blanch I. Bennett, 86, of Minford, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth with her girls by her side. Born December 13, 1928 in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Alva and Chelsea I. (Dever) Shoemaker, she had worked for the former Marting’s Department Store in Portsmouth, and was a 1946

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Leroy E. Toland, 62

Leroy E. Toland, 62, of Minford, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the emergency room at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born September 30, 1952 in Scioto County, a son of the late Leroy and Elizabeth (Spriggs) Toland, he was a retired employee for N & S Railway, and attended Mt. Carmel Community Church.

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Harry C. James, 85

Harry C. James, 85, of Minford, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. Born September 28, 1929 in McDermott, a son of the late Handsford and Oakie Howard James, he was receiving manager for the former Harts Department Store in Rosemount. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Lucasville Masonic

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Geneva F. Miller, 91

Geneva Faye Miller, 91, of Portsmouth, Ohio went to be with her Lord Saturday, January 10, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Bristolville, Ohio, where she has resided for the past three years. She was born August 4, 1923, in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer; her parents, Alfred and

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Helen V. Zimmer, 79

Helen Veronica Zimmer, 79, of Wheelersburg, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Best Care Nursing & Rehab Center. Born August 11, 1935 in Manhattan, New York, a daughter of the late John and Mary Regan Sweeney, she was retired from Verizon Telephone and was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Manhattan, New

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Roberta Larrick, 89

Roberta Evans Larrick, 89, of Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Hill View Retirement Center. Born July 20, 1925 in New Boston, a daughter of the late Clarence O. and Wilma H. Riegel Evans, she was a graduate of Wheelersburg High School in the class of 1943 and was active with the Wheelersburg

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Ricky J. Bentley, 55

Ricky Joe Bentley, 55, of Minford, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at his residence. Born January 19, 1959 in Portsmouth, a son of Louise Ross and the late James “Jim” Bentley and was retired from Pike County Sheriff’s Department. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Ryan (Sheryl) Bentley; one

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