Category Archives: Obituaries

Peter Hills

Peter Hills, 61, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born April 27, 1956 to the late Barbara Hills of Surrey, England. Other than his mother, Peter was preceded in death by two wives, Claire Hills of New Zealand and Jewell Hills of… Read More »

Belvia “Bel” (Kearns) Akers

Belvia “Bel” (Kearns) Akers, age 92, of Jackson, went to be with Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born Aug. 17, 1925 in Kermit, West Virginia to the late Andy and Maude (Stepp) Lovins. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Claudette Kearns, of Jackson; grandchildren, Lorinda (Matt)… Read More »

Kathy Louise (Muncy) Riddle

Kathy Louise (Muncy) Riddle, 62, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at her home following an extended illness. She was born on Feb. 14, 1956, in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Harold Muncy and Madelyn (Rafferty) Muncy, who survives. Kathy worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 23 years and attended… Read More »

John Robert Rose

John Robert Rose, age 59, formerly of Jackson, OH, passed away suddenly April 14, 2018 at his home in Dayton, OH. John was battling throat cancer. John was born Aug. 16, 1958 in Oak Hill, OH to James A. Rose and the late Mary (Rowland) Rose. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Rose of… Read More »

Eva Christine Herald

Eva Christine Herald, age 91, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Four Winds of Jackson. She was born Sept. 3, 1926 in Isonville, Kentucky to the late Owen Damon and Tora Emily (Daniels) Ison. She is survived by her son, Larry (Debbie) Herald of Oak Hill, Ohio; special nephew, Paul… Read More »

Ruth L. McKinney

Ruth L. McKinney, 89, of Jackson, OH, died April 15, 2018, at Four Winds in Jackson. Ruth was born in Parkersburg, WV, on June 21, 1928, and was raised in the Belpre, Ohio area. She graduated from Belpre High School in 1945. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Alma Graham. In addition… Read More »

Sherman Baisden

Sherman Baisden, age 84, of Jackson, Ohio was called home on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was born Nov. 8, 1933 in Logan, West Virginia to Lewis and Grace Baisden. As a young boy he moved with his family to Cooper Hollow where he grew up and graduated from Cadmus High School. After graduation he… Read More »

Betty L. Matteson

Betty L. Matteson, 94, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 15, 2018, at Jenkins Care Community. She was born in Wellston on Nov. 24, 1923, to the late Ebon Bert Merrill and Allie Whetstone Merrill. She was a graduate of Wellston High School and retired from Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing where she was… Read More »

Audra Vell Collins

Audra Vell Collins, 92, of Wellston, formerly of Hamden, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Four Winds Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Radcliff, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles Pinkney and Elizabeth Belle Pierce Zinn. Audra was the widow of the late Francis Elmin “Buzz” Collins. She is… Read More »

Robert L. Hartley

Robert L. Hartley, age 70, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born Nov. 12, 1947 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Luther “Boots” Hartley and Margaret Morris Hartley. Robert was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army, serving in the 1st Calvary… Read More »

Darrel “Dean” Flaker

Darrel “Dean” Flaker, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1937 in Jackson, Ohio to Glendon “Dutch” Flaker and Grace Gahm-Flaker. Dean was a 1955 graduate of Jackson High School. He was also a retired employee of Jackson City Schools. Through the years… Read More »

Wendell L. Johnston

Wendell Lewis Johnston, age 78, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Four Winds Community. He was born Aug. 19, 1939 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Joseph Lewis Johnston and Gladys L. (Bocook) Johnston. Wendell was a 1957 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a veteran of the United States Air… Read More »

Charles Edward Jenkins, Sr.

Charles Edward Jenkins, Sr., age 65, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born July 25, 1952 in Marion County, Ohio to the late Dewey and Vesta Meade Jenkins. He enjoyed spending his time going to flea markets and was a collector of… Read More »

Donald Wesley Brofford, Sr.

Donald Wesley Brofford Sr., age 72, of Oak Hill, passed away at his home on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born April 30, 1945 in Portsmouth, to the late Beulah (Brofford) Chaney. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary (Blackburn) Brofford, of Oak Hill; children, Donald William Brofford, of Oak Hill,… Read More »

Rose Marie Thomas

Rose Marie Thomas, age 73, of Oak Hill, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. She was born in Oak Hill on Nov. 17, 1944 in Oak Hill to the late Evan Howard Hughes and Murble Hughes Shelton. Rose was a licensed beautician before attending the University of Rio Grande where she received a Bachelor’s… Read More »