Category Archives: Obituaries

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 »

Kathleen J. Kent McCorkle

Kathleen J. Kent McCorkle, age 89, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. McCorkle, as well as her father, Michael S. Kent, her mother, Maude Lamb Kent, and her brothers and sisters. Kathleen is survived by her children, Donald M. McCorkle (Nancy… Read More »

Rosemary C. Kozma

Rosemary C. Kozma, the little mama, was born on Oct. 18, 1943 and died on Oct. 6, 2018 at the age of 74. A retired school teacher, wife, and mother, she is survived by her husband, Roger Kozma; daughter, Wendi Kozma (Tracy Osborne); and her extended family. Prior to and during retirement, she enjoyed reading… Read More »

Alyssa Miles

Alyssa Miles, age 19, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1999 in Dayton, Ohio to Leslie Sue Stacy and Rodney Glen Miles. Alyssa, a 2017 graduate of Jackson High School, enjoyed dancing, and she loved her dog, Mia, going to the… Read More »

Hellon Dionne (McClaskey) Gonzales

Hellon Dionne (McClaskey) Gonzales, 45, departed to be with her Heavenly family on Oct. 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on Oct.10, 1972, and Prior to residing in Wellston, Ohio, she made her home in Bryan, Texas. Born to Tom D. McClaskey and the late Joyce M. (Wynn) McClaskey,… Read More »

Mary “Dot” Sorrell Erwin

Mary “Dot” Sorrell Erwin, age 87, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2018 at Arbors of Gallipolis. She was born Aug. 22, 1931 in Leon, West Virginia, daughter of the late John and Flora Fitzwater Camp. Mary was a 1949 graduate of Wilkesville High School. She was a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother,… Read More »

William E. Mossman

William E. Mossman, age 71, of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. He was born in Athens County, Ohio on Aug. 10, 1947 to the late Kenneth E. Mossman and Neva C. (Garvin) Mossman. William was a resident of Jackson since 1970; he enjoyed watching TV and being outdoors when… Read More »

William (Bill) Edwin Taylor

William (Bill) Edwin Taylor, age 71, of Jackson, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born June 11, 1947 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Geneva (Kitchen) and Ralph E. Taylor. Also, preceding him in death was his wife, Deborah (Hughes) Taylor,… Read More »

Hester Lucille Simmons Cosby

Hester Lucille Simmons Cosby, age 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at the Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Home after a short period of illness. She was born on Dec. 22, 1929 to the late Anderson and Ocie (Harris) Simmons in Beaver, Ohio. She was the youngest of eight children. Hester was a… Read More »

Dale Bernard Howell

Dale Bernard Howell, age 68, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Friday, September 21st, 2018 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was born October 27th, 1949 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Bernard and Marjorie (Harris) Howell. He is survived by his wife, Lana (Galliamore) Howell; children: Bruce Galliamore and Twana Galliamore; eight grandchildren; fourteen… Read More »