Monthly Archives: February 2019

David L. Scott

David L. Scott, 61, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his family, on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2019, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born, along with his twin brother, in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Feb. 8, 1958, to the late Ray K. Scott and Rosella Marie McGinnis Scott. He… Read More »

Johnny R. Baer

Johnny R. Baer, 43, of McArthur, formerly of Wellston, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at his home. He was born on Oct. 29, 1975, in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Robert and Bessie (Gearing) Baer. Johnny was a very well-known member of both the Jackson and Vinton County communities. He could always… Read More »

Mary Juanita Storer

Mary Juanita Storer, age 91, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at Jenkins Care Community of Wellston. She was born Oct. 4, 1927 to the late Clyde and Muriel (Pittenger) Angles of Jackson County, Ohio.  She attended Berlin Elementary and was a 1945 graduate of Wellston High School. She worked as a teacher’s aide for… Read More »

Anna Merle (Kent) Whilding

It is with great sadness that the family of Anna Merle (Kent) Whilding, 95, of Jamestown, Ohio, share the loss of their loving mother on Feb. 23, 2019.  She is now reunited with her devoted husband of 74 years, Emlyn Whilding, along with her parents, Clyde and Minnie Kent, her sister Mary Elizabeth Hartshorn and grandson… Read More »

Harold “Buddy” King, Jr.

Harold “Buddy” King, Jr., age 60, of Carroll, Ohio, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at his home.  He was born Aug. 17, 1958 in Wellston, Ohio to Harold King, Sr. and Phyllis I. Queen King.  Buddy enjoyed fellowshipping with his family and friends, working out in the yard,… Read More »

Donald Richard Ortman

Donald Richard Ortman, age 75, of Wellston, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at his home surround by family and friends.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sending humor through social media.  He was preceded in death by wife, Carolyn Ortman; parents, Albert and Ruth Ortman; and brother, David Ortman.  He is survived by daughter, Laura… Read More »

Lillian Willis Heitzman

Lillian Willis Heitzman, age 103, passed away on Feb. 19, 2019. She was born on Oct. 13, 1915 to Lulu Ada Springer Willis and Edmund Willis, Esq. She was the fourth of five children and survived them all (Vivian Willis Schellenger; Willard Willis, MD; Wendell Willis and Marian Willis Raabe) by many years.  Her earliest… Read More »

Roberta Mae Gettles Huffman

Roberta Mae Gettles Huffman, 90, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston.  She was born Oct. 10, 1928 in Wellston to the late Carl and Eula Fisher Gettles.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Vaughn Huffman, and one… Read More »

James (Jim) Edward Price

James (Jim) Edward Price, age 80, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center. Jim was born on Oct. 13, 1938 in Oceana, West Virginia to Gene and Delphia Price. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Azbell Price; son, John Price (Zophia); daughter, Maria Price; step-sons,… Read More »

Elbert Van Bentley

Elbert Van Bentley, age 71, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on Feb. 2, 1948 in Neon, Kentucky to Beulah (Wright) Bentley and the late Elbert Bentley. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Bentley; his… Read More »

Joyce Spriggs

Joyce Ann Spriggs, age 72, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She was born Aug. 16, 1946 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Charles and Helen Detty Kinnison. She is survived by her son, Brian (Jackie) Spriggs; daughter, Amanda (Neal) Crabtree; sister, Sherry Kinnison; grandchildren: Morgan Smith, Tiffany Burkhardt… Read More »

Marilyn E. Taylor

Marilyn E. Taylor, age 88, a former resident of Columbus, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia. She was born May 5, 1930 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Homer E. Jones and Edith M. Camink Jones.   Marilyn was a 1948 graduate of Wellston High School.… Read More »

Richard L. Bloss

Richard L. Bloss, age 90, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1928 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Henry and Beatrice Lowe Bloss. He was a member of the Hillside Chapel Church, worked for King Construction, he enjoyed farming, and traveling around the country… Read More »

Dennis Eugene Durham

Dennis Eugene Durham, age 55, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio to Marion Austin Durham and Janet Louis (Atwood) Fitzpatrick. Besides his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Danielle Durham; his grandson, Mason; his brothers, Jerry (Robin) Durham and Keith (Lori)… Read More »

Glen Combs

Glen Combs, age 66, of Wellston, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at his home.  He was born Feb. 4, 1953 in Lebanon, Ohio, to the late Hubert Combs, Sr. and Nannie Murrill Combs.  Glen was a talented carpenter, who was a former employee for Action Builders.  He was also the former groundskeeper for Fairgreens… Read More »