Monthly Archives: February 2020

Gene Bishop

Gene Bishop, 71, of Wellston, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 12, 1948, son of the late Glenn and Amelia (Clay) Bishop. Gene proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a lifetime member of the Wellston V.F.W. Post… Read More »

Michael Anthony Eanes

Michael Anthony Eanes, 62, of Wellston, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at his home. He was born on Feb. 3, 1958, son of the late Donald and Marjorie (Hughes) Eanes. He is survived by his daughter, Megan Alexander, of Maryland; two grandsons, Aidan and Finnian Alexander; as well as several special caregivers. Michael… Read More »

Raymond Gerald Childers

Raymond Gerald Childers, age 72, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 19, 1947 to the late Raymond C. and Mary (Wallace) Childers. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Peggy (Frye) Childers; his special sister-in-law, Mary (Tim)… Read More »

Shirley Collins Waugh

Shirley Collins Waugh, age 85, of West Union, and a former resident of Wellston, Jackson, and Venice, Florida, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Monarch Meadows Nursing Facility in Seaman, Ohio.  She was born Jan. 29, 1935 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond Charles Collins and Madelyn Grace Brohard Collins.  Shirley graduated… Read More »

Diana Lynn (Osborne) Sharp

Diana Lynn (Osborne) Sharp, age 62, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family and friends, succumbing to her battle with cancer.  She was born Feb. 3, 1958 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Euel and Irene (Hall) Osborne.  Diana is survived by her husband, Everett… Read More »

Donna P. Kisor

Donna P. Kisor, age 87, of Wellston, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  She was born Oct. 13, 1932 in Jackson County, Ohio, daughter of the late Donald J. Salmans and Avonelle M. Hounstine Salmans.  Donna graduated from Wellston High School with the Class of 1950.  She… Read More »

Lola Smith

Lola Smith, age 86, of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed on Feb. 12, 2020 at Holzer Medical Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1933 in Pedro, Ohio to the late John and Mildred (Besco) Roth. She is survived by her daughters: Vickie, Brenda, and Rita; son, Richard Dale; four grandsons; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; one… Read More »

Rita Sue Tipton

Rita Sue Tipton, age 80, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.  She was born on Aug. 1, 1939 in Wellston, Ohio to the late James Franklin Hunley II and Mildred Louise (Houser) Hunley. She grew up in Coalton, Ohio and graduated with honors from Coalton High School in 1957. Rita was a loving Christian who… Read More »

Isaac Ray Oiler

Isaac Ray Oiler, age 69, of Chillicothe, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Heartland of Chillicothe.  He was born July 18, 1950 in Berlin, Ohio, son of the late Owen Ray Oiler and Zola J. Morris Oiler.  Isaac loved watching Channel 10 T.V. and the Game Show Channel; he was a huge Jeopardy fan. … Read More »

Ronald J. Freeze

Ronald J. Freeze, 45, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at his home. He was born on April 12, 1974 in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of the late David Freeze and Wanda (Sheets) Kuhn.  Private family arrangements have been completed.  Please visit to leave a message of comfort, encouragement, or condolence to… Read More »

Janet R. McCumber

Janet R. McCumber, 81, of Nelsonville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at Hickory Creek of Athens. She was born Oct. 18, 1938 in Coalton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Sidney and Blanche Hamilton Humphreys.  She was married to James A. “Jim” McCumber, for 60 years, who survives. She was retired from Ohio University… Read More »

Glenna Marie (McCormick) (Williams) Foster

Her Lord saw she was tired and called her home, she obediently followed HIM on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 where she was greeted at the golden gates by singing angels, family members that preceded her: grandparents, Joe (Jessie) McCormick and Gleason and James (Mary) Sheward Morris Stout; parents, Glendon (Mabel Morris) McCormick; loving sister, Betty… Read More »

Willard Burchett

Willard Burchett, 92, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, February 10, 2020.  He was born June 13, 1927 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late John and Jessie (Hall) Burchett.  Willard is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise Burchett and his nine children: Phyllis Hamilton… Read More »

Mary Lou McWhorter

Mary Lou McWhorter, age 76, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 15, 1943 in Olive Furnace, Ohio to the late Clifton and Nellie (Russell) Malone in Ironton, Ohio. Mary worked at JCS Employees Federal Credit Union for over 30 years. She… Read More »

Willard E. “Sonny” Morgan

Willard E. “Sonny” Morgan passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born Sept. 15, 1936. Sonny is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret L. “Peggy” Morgan; sons, John (Linda) Morgan and Jerry (Pam) Morgan, Sr.; grandsons, Wes (Jenny) Morgan and Jerry Morgan, Jr.; brother, Mike (Melody) Morgan;… Read More »