Monthly Archives: October 2018

Mary I. Jones

Mary I. Jones, age 82, of Oak Hill, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Holzer Medical Center, in Gallipolis. She was born Dec. 19, 1935 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to the late Cebert Rainey and Faye E. (Hoffman) Smith. She is survived by her daughters,… Read More »

Orland “Stan” Ervin, Jr.

Orland Stanley “Stan” Ervin, Jr., age 57, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born April 20, 1961 in Wellston, Ohio to Orland Stanley Ervin, Sr. and Christine D. Trosper Ervin. Stan was a 1979 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a former… Read More »

Norma Jean Burd

Norma Jean Burd, age 72, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. She was born Sept. 17, 1946 in Jackson, Ohio to Orin and Charlene (Landrum) Haynes. Norma was a 1964 graduate of Jackson High School. She attended Rutledge College in Huntington, WV where she obtained her Associates Degree. She was a… Read More »

Debra “Debbie” (Mercer) Durham

Debra “Debbie” Dawn (Mercer) Durham, age 60, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Pensacola, Fla. to the late Jack and Ruby Kathleen (Radcliff) Mercer on Sept. 15, 1958. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant… Read More »

Diane Davis Adkins

Diane Davis Adkins, age 86, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Four Winds of Jackson. She was born July 28, 1932 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Sherman and Margaret (Hodge) McClung. Diane enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and baking. She also loved music, dancing, and horses. When her health allowed, she… Read More »

Ray Willis, Jr.

Ray Willis Jr., age 71, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at his residence. He was born June 29, 1947 in Pedro, Ohio to the late Ray, Sr. and Dottie (Donley) Willis. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Willie Watson; his brothers, Keith, Jeff and Randy; and… Read More »

Larry “Jay” Gillespie

Larry “Jay” Gillispie, 79, passed away peacefully after a long-term battle with ALS on Oct. 19, 2018 at The Mother Angeline McCrory Manor in Columbus, Ohio. Jay was born in Jackson, Ohio to Anna Margaret and William Henry Gillispie on Oct. 26, 1938. Jay was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Margaret Gillispie; sister,… Read More »

Betty R. Gray

Betty R. Gray, age 69, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Jan. 9, 1949 in Whitley County, Kentucky to the late Robert and Orpha (Sears) Rogers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ohler Ray Gray, Sr.; daughter, Talana Ruth Collins;… Read More »

Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton, age 93, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born Dec. 12, 1924 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Harry C. Shelton and Lenna C. Myers Shelton. Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a former employee of the… Read More »

David Carl Samples

David Carl Samples, age 53, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Vine Grove, Kentucky, passed away at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. He was born on Feb., 2 1965 in Newport News, Virginia to Hollie “Sam” Samples and Suzan (Carper) Samples. David was preceded in death… Read More »

Roger A. Donaldson

Roger A. Donaldson, age 59, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital of Columbus. He was born Jan. 29, 1959 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Roy and Grace (Martin) Donaldson. He is survived by his wife, Carma (Lewis) Donaldson; daughter, Alicia (Jeremy) Newkirk; son, Roger “Alan” Donaldson II;… Read More »

Billy Ray Robinson

Billy Ray Robinson, 61, of Jackson, formerly of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky after an extended illness for over one year. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Rosie (Elliott) Robinson and one brother, Clarence Eugene Robinson. He is survived by… Read More »

Stephanie Lynnette Metzler

Stephanie Lynette Metzler passed away unexpectedly at SOMC Hospital on Oct. 10, 2018 due to medical complications. Stephanie was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Dec. 26, 1977, to Tom and Freda (McGuire) Metzler. To say Stephanie was an animal lover would be an understatement. Stephanie had the largest heart for animals, and loved being able… Read More »

Charles F. “Chuck” Wood

Charles F. “Chuck” Wood, age 78, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1939 in McArthur, Ohio, son of the late Fred T. Wood and Edna E. Smith Wood. Chuck was a 1957 graduate of Wellston High School and a veteran of the United States Army… Read More »

Pamela Louise (Hammond) Smith

Pamela Louise (Hammond) Smith, age 71, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Dec. 29, 1946 to the late Millard S. and Evelyn M. (Gentil) Hammond. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca “Becky” Sue… Read More »