Monthly Archives: February 2018

James E. Keller

James E. Keller, age 81, of Jackson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Signature Health Care in Chillicothe. He was born November 9, 1936 in Oak Hill to the late Max Arnold Keller and Mary Ann (Woods) Keller. He is survived by his son, Larry (Tammy) Keller, of Bidwell;… Read More »

Ruth Irene May Davis

Ruth Irene May Davis, 94, of Richmond, Virginia, and formerly of Wellston, Ohio, died peacefully at the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond on Friday morning, Feb. 23, 2018. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 20, 1923, to the late Bryan and Emma Loper May. She was a 1941 graduate of… Read More »

Betty J. Petit

Betty J. Petit, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born June 19, 1932 in Linton, Indiana to the late Theodore and Mary (Hicks) Passen. Betty, a loving homemaker, enjoyed staying at home watching her favorite T.V. shows and visiting with her… Read More »

Helen Louise Bartee

Helen Louise Bartee, age 82, of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Four Winds Community. She was born in Franklin Furnace, Ohio on April 30, 1935 to the late Wayne Wilson and Eunice Marie Wilson. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Bartee, and her five children.… Read More »

Marla Sue Davis

Marla Sue Davis was born on Sept. 24, 1954, the loving daughter of the late Dale and Freda Davis. She passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 and is now in the hands of the Lord. Marla is survived by her brother, Robert (Jacki) Davis of Marion, Ohio and her aunt, Juanita Conley of Portsmouth, Ohio.… Read More »

Ronnie L. Hughes

Ronnie L. Hughes, age 69, passed from this life on Feb. 18, 2018 at OSU Medical Center-James Cancer Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late James and Grace (Rollins) Hughes on June 13, 1948 in Oak Hill, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Janice K.… Read More »

Debra Lynn Nichols

Debra Lynn Nichols, age 57, of Jackson, peacefully left this Earth to join the Lord Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born May, 24, 1960 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Beverly Colby Adkins and the late Willie Adkins. She enjoyed singing hymns at local nursing homes and churches, as… Read More »

Raymond Kenneth “Kenny” Matthews, Jr.

Raymond Kenneth “Kenny” Matthews, Jr., age 94, of Wellston, passed away surrounded by family Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Jenkins Care Community Assisted Living in Wellston. He was born at home in Wellston on May 31, 1923 to the late Raymond K. Matthews, Sr. and Luella Ruth Dempsey Matthews. Kenny was a 1941 graduate of… Read More »

Linda Lou Walker

Linda Lou Walker, age 69, of Jackson, passed away suddenly Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at her home in Jackson. She was born March 17, 1948 in Jackson to the late Harold and Laura (Oiler) Siders. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jimmy Walker, of Jackson; brothers-in-law, Tom Walker, of Las Vegas, Dave… Read More »

Shirley Ann (Vance) Rhea

Shirley Rhea, age 76, of Jackson, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Shirley was born Aug. 24, 1941 in Jackson to the late Edgar and Maxine (Chamberlin) Vance. She graduated in 1959 from Jackson High School and continued her education as a cosmetologist. She married Steve Rhea on Sept. 16,… Read More »

Leonard A. “Bumpy” Holzapfel

Leonard A. “Bumpy” Holzapfel, of Wellston, was born on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1923 in Wellston, Ohio and passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, his 95th birthday, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. Leonard was the third of four children born to the late Leonard F. Holzapfel and Grace Elizabeth King Holzapfel. Leonard,… Read More »

Larry Smith, Sr. (“Smitty”)

Larry Smith Sr. (“Smitty”), age 79, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at his home. He was born May 5, 1938 in Murray City, Ohio to the late Lawrence E. and Mary J. (Coakley) Smith. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Dameron) Smith, of Oak Hill; children, Robin (Doug) Balthaser, Larry… Read More »

Polly Withrow

Polly Withrow, age 87 of Wellston, passed away on Feb. 10, 2018 at Adena Regional Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 20, 1931 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Luburn Taylor Sr. and Laura (Bentley) Taylor. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Davis; ex-husband, Harry Withrow… Read More »

Faye Louise McPherson

Faye Louise McPherson, age 85, of Jackson, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born April 1st, 1932 in Princeton, West Virginia to the late Mack and Eva (Quessenberry) Osborne. Faye is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clarence “Arnold” McPherson, of Jackson; sons, David… Read More »

Brenda Kay Brewer Smith

Brenda Kay Brewer Smith, age 65, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the OSU Specialty Hospital East in Columbus, Ohio. She was born Oct. 1, 1952 in Logan, Ohio to the late Archie Dewain Brewer and Lura Electa Hamrick Duffy. Brenda was a 1970 graduate of Wellston High School and was employed… Read More »