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Obituaries – 3/11/2020

Charles Lutz

Oct. 27, 1936 — March 7, 2020

Charles “CJ” Joseph Lutz, 83, of Ironton, dearly loved husband of Janet Sue Lutz, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020.

The Lawrence County native was born Oct. 27, 1936, a son of Adolph Joseph and Louise Pike Lutz. Charlie and Sue were married at St. Joseph Church in 1981 by Monsignor John J. Yonk.

Charlie attended St. Joseph Catholic High School and Ohio University.  Following his education, he entered the United States Army in 1956 serving at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  He then began his 30-year career with ARMCO Steel in Ashland, where he was instrumental in developing and implementing a state-of-the-art bar code system for AK Steel.

Upon retiring at age 56, he worked as a consultant for the new AK Steel facility in Rockport, Indiana.  Throughout his entire life, Charlie was involved in sports — baseball, football, basketball, bowling and golfing.  He also officiated for several years at area high school football games and enjoyed coaching Little League baseball.  Charlie had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in the St. Joseph Men’s Choir from high school and throughout his life.  He was also a member of the Ironton Country Club, the VFW and Ironton Elks.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Jones; an infant sister, Barbara Lutz; and a sister, Lila Ann Lutz Pollock.

In addition to his wife, Janet Sue, he is survived by a daughter, Cindy, and her husband, Dale Anderson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, with whom he had a special bond; a daughter, Missy Burton, and a son, Scott Lutz, from an earlier marriage; a sister, Marian Pinkerton, of Ironton; two brothers, Jim (Katie) Lutz, of Ironton, and Bob Lutz, of Naples, Florida; a very special nephew, Mark Lutz, of Ironton, who was never too busy to talk football with Charlie; as well as many other nieces and nephews, of whom he was very proud, and his special buddy, his cat, Black, whom he taught to fetch.

 Special appreciation is expressed for the excellent care Charlie always received from Dr. C. Dewayne Tackett at HIMG in Huntington and for the personal friendship they shared for many years.

Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 501 Chestnut St., Ironton, with Father David L. Huffman officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Parish Life Center for the benefit of St. Joseph Athletic Activities, Attn: Father Huffman, 501 Chestnut St., Ironton, Ohio 45638.

Richard Harrison

Sept. 1, 1953 — March 9, 2020

Richard “Rick” Eugene Harrison, 66, of Rodney, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Harbor Healthcare in Ironton.

The Coal Grove native was born Sept. 1, 1953, a son to the late Junior and Bonnie Craycraft Harrison.

Richard was a 1972 graduate of Dawson Bryant Schools.  He worked for Gallia County Schools as a janitor for more than 35 years and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kay Johnson; and brothers, Randy and Timothy Harrison.

Richard is survived by sisters,  Connie Harrison, of Coal Grove, Nancy (John) Payne, of Ironton, and Mary (Kenny) Delawder, of Ironton; brothers: Jimmy Harrison, of Ironton, Jeff Harrison, of South Point, and Larry (Kelli) Harrison, of Coal Grove; an uncle, Larry (Vicki) Craycraft, of Gallipolis; an aunt, Norma Harrison, of Coal Grove; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jeannie Bright of Eureka.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Tracy-Brammer Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton, with Pastor Mike Huff officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.

Michael Eanes

Michael L. Eanes, 69, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Heritage Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Full Gospel Assembly, 2101 10th Ave., Huntington.  Burial will follow in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, WV. Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. at Full Gospel Assembly.  Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Lyons

Sandra Kay Lyons, 77, of Guyandotte, West Virginia, died March 7, 2020 at SOMC Hospice.

There will be private services for family at a later date. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Linda Burns

Linda Burns, 64, of Kitts Hill, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at her home.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at noon at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton. Burial will follow in Langdon Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.