Obituaries – Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Nov. 2, 1920 — Jan. 29, 2015
Nina V. Anderson, 94, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Community Hospice Health Care in Ashland. Mrs. Anderson was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Ironton, daughter of the late William and Gladys (McDowell) Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Anderson, whom she married June 20, 1942.
Mrs. Anderson was a 1938 graduate of Ironton High School. She was homemaker. Nina and William operated the businesses of Anderson’s Supermarket and Anderson’s Pizza Pub with other members of the Anderson family. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Central Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school to third-graders for 38 years.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis N. Bryant and William Bryant; and sister, Clarice Ann Bryant.
She is survived by two sons, W. Mack (Christi) Anderson and Robert C. (Beth) Anderson, both of Ironton; five grandchildren, Autumn (Brad) McFann, of Ironton, Brigham (Beth) Anderson, of Ironton, Craig (Ashley) Anderson, of Dublin, Brooke (Mark) Vass, of Ironton and Lindsay (Bjorn) Miller, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; eight great-grandchildren, Maddox Vass, Malee Vass, Adrian McFann, Elliot Anderson, Parker Anderson, Avery McFann, McKinley Anderson and Luca Miller; two sisters, Frances Flower, of Cincinnati, and Jeanette Jenkins, of Ironton; two special friends, Cathy and Tony Scherer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with pastor Willie Purdee officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Donations may be made in Mrs. Anderson’s name to Central Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1541 S. Seventh St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer the family online condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.
July 30, 1954 — Jan. 28, 2015
Jeffrey Bruce, 60, of Coal Grove, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. The Ironton native was born July 30, 1954, the son of the late Warren and Mary Margaret Bishop Bruce.
Mr. Bruce graduated from Dawson-Bryant High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. He was an employee for Lowe’s in South Point.
Jeff is survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Greg and Evelyn Bruce, of Oak Hill, Mark and Allison Bruce, of Daytona, Florida, and Steve Bruce, of Ashland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with pastor John Euton officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Oct. 22, 1952 — Jan. 23, 2015
Margaret Adkins, 62, of Willow Wood, passed away Jan. 23, 2015, at her residence. The Clarksburg, West Virginia, native was born Oct. 22, 1952, the daughter of the late John Davis and Velma Ruth Eakles. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Wayne Adkins.
Mrs. Adkins was a graduate of Clarksburg High School and was a laborer for Hamer’s Lumber Yard in Kenova for 12 years and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sons, Carl Sharp, Jerry Davis, Kim Sharp and Carlos Sharp.
She is survived by three daughters, Velma (Danny Short) Hughes, of Willow Wood, Linda Hughes, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, and Amy Sharp, of Pedro; two sons, Richard Hughes, of Clarksburg, West Virginia and Howard Hughes, of Moorefield, West Virginia; two sisters, Barbara Lattia and Debbie Johnson, both of Clarksburg; 12 grandchildren, Brandy Henry, Tiarah Henry, Darrell Campbell Jr., Mahala Hughes, Keanna Hughes, Demitrius Hughes, Aiden Hughes, Justin Davis, Kaitlyn Davis, Christopher Ray, Kaylie Sharp and Jessica Bryant; and her best friend, Carl Sharp.
There will be no services or visitation. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Richard Allen Kincaid, 79, of South Point, died on Jan. 30, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point with pastor Aaron Childers officiating. Military graveside services will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Greenup County, Kentucky. Friends may call two hours prior to the service. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.
Rev. Elvin Harvey
Rev. Elvin Harvey, 96, of Ironton, died Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015, at Community Hospice of Ashland. Arrangements are pending at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.
April 7, 1958 — Jan. 29, 2015
Raymond “Sugar Ray” Jenkins, 56, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus after a brief illness.
He was born April 7, 1958, a son of the late Charles Jenkins and the late Bonnie Shope. He was a mechanic, a graduate of Rock Hill High School, of the Baptist faith and was a friend to many. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Jenkins.
He is survived by his fiancé at home, Michelle Ervin; the mother of his children, Vickie Long; two sons, Raymond Edward (Tasha) Jenkins Jr. and Jesse Charles (Sabrina) Jenkins; a daughter, Audrey Ann Stormes; four brothers, Fred (Mary) Jenkins, Tom (Marie) Jenkins, Alvin (Marlene) Jenkins and Ogle (Lou) Jenkins; five sisters, Juanita (Mike) Colley, Sadie (Woody) Sparks, Mary (Dave) Sparks and Beth Sparks; six grandchildren, Dakota, Cheyenne, Gabe, Tyler, J.C. and Abby; a special friend and caregiver, Jane Cade; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Pleasant Valley Freewill Baptist Church in Fox Hollow with pastor Shane Hanshaw with special singing by the Mack Shope Family. Sugar Ray will be laid to rest in the Lawrence Furnace Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Monday at the Brown Funeral Chapel and two hours prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Friends and family can share memories or condolences on the Facebook page for the Brown Funeral Chapel.
The family has entrusted his care to Brown Funeral Chapel at Ironton.
July 27, 1931 — Jan. 28, 2015
Lonzo Bryant, 83, Willow Wood, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley. Lonzo was born July 27, 1931, in Holden, West Virginia, a son of the late Dennie and Mollie Tomblin Bryant.
He was a former technician with Columbia Gas of Logan, West Virginia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Hensley Bryant; one son, Wendell “Buck” Bryant; one granddaughter; and five siblings, Minervia Damron, Gladys Morris, Ersie Whitman, Jane Williams and Brack Bryant. Lonzo is survived by his children, Shelia G. Roberts, Wilda “Cat” White, Gary L. Bryant, Raymond Bryant, Darrell L. Bryant and Lonzo Bryant, Jr.; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home with pastor Hansford Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in Old Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com.
May 12, 1950 — Jan. 30, 2015
Willmot “Will” Maurice Sizemore, 64, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. The Fairborn native was born May 12, 1950, a son of the late Stanley and Ernestine Brown Sizemore.
Will was a 1970 graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended Lagrange Freewill Baptist Church. He was a disabled laborer and formerly worked for the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization and Gulf Chemical.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Robert Morgan.
Will is survived by a sister, April Blevins, of Ironton; nephew, Steven (Erin) Blevins, of Marysville; nephew, Alex Blevins, of Ironton; and niece, Stephanie Morgan, of Denver, Colorado.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Sept. 12, 1944 — Jan. 29, 2015
Robert Ray Oliver, 70, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the South Shore Nursing and Rehab Center. The Lawrence County native was born Sept. 12, 1944, a son of Lucille Cade Baer, of Portsmouth, and the late Charles Oliver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann White Oliver, who passed away April 9, 2003.
Mr. Oliver was a graduate of Boyd County High School and a former employee for Patton Lumber in Ashland. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1962 through 1964 and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. Oliver; and a sister, Judy K. Oliver.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Charles K. Oliver and Robert Oliver Jr., both of Catlettsburg; a daughter, Teresa A. Oliver, of Catlettsburg; a stepdaughter, Rosanna Clark, of Catlettsburg; a sister, Betty M. Carver, of Lexington, Kentucky; and six grandchildren, Charles Oliver Jr., of Catlettsburg, Chase Pelfrey, of Ashland, J.D. Dickess, of Ashland, Timmy Marshall, Tiffany Marshall and Amy Blankenship, all of Catlettsburg. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family member and special friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. James Larter officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Helen C. Reynolds, 86, of Coal Grove, widow of James G. Reynolds, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete.
Cresson Max Singer, 80, of Chesapeake, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Graveside service will be noon Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. There will be no visitation. Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com.