Category Archives: Obituaries

Jackie D. “Smiling Jack” Riley

Jackie D. “Smiling Jack” Riley, age 72, of Jackson, passed away Monday morning, July 17, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Jackson on Feb. 18, 1945 to the late Bill and Emma (Thompson) Riley. He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Crystal (Mullins) Riley, of Jackson; son,… Read More »

Wanda Irene (Massie) Miller

Wanda Irene (Massie) Miller, age 89, of Oak Hill, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 due to Alzheimer-related complications at Crestwood Care in Shelby, Ohio. She was born on Aug. 27, 1927 to the late William and Jessie (Loper) Massie. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph… Read More »

Helen M. Woodruff

Helen M. Woodruff, age 96 of Ray, passed away on Friday July 14th, 2017 at Valley View Care Center in Frankfort, Ohio. She was born to the late John Hill and Margaret (Raglin) Hill in Ward, West Virginia on October 6, 1920. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Woodruff;… Read More »

John A. Carey, Sr.

John A. Carey, Sr., age 81, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born July 11, 1936 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Joseph G. Carey and Virginia R. Schultz Carey. John was a 1954 graduate of Wellston High School. He was the owner and operator of… Read More »

Terry Lee Pierce

Terry Lee Pierce, age 60, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home. He was born March 19, 1957 in Wellston, Ohio. Terry was a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Ohio Carpenters Local #356. He was an enthusiastic motorcyclist who enjoyed building, being outdoors and he loved his dogs. He… Read More »

Randall L. “Randy” Bishop

Randall L. “Randy” Bishop, age 60, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. He was born Jan. 9, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Carl Bishop and Verona VanBibber Bishop. Randy, a 1975 graduate of Wellston High School, was employed as a heavy equipment… Read More »

Patricia (Pat) Ann McGhee

Patricia (Pat) Ann McGhee, age 87, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born Oct. 20, 1929 in Sumay, Guam to the late Mariano and Asuncion Perez. She was very proud of her heritage and being born and raised in Guam. She worked and retired from Heartland and loved to… Read More »

Terry L. Ervin

Terry L. Ervin, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1956 in Wellston, Ohio to Orland Stanley Ervin, Sr. and Christine D. Trosple Ervin. Terry, a 1974 graduate of Wellston High School, retired in 1998 from the Ohio Department of Transportation where he was… Read More »

Martha A. “Pat” Adams

Martha A. “Pat” Adams, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1932 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Luther D. Pittenger and Nellie Bartoe Pittenger. In addition to being a seamstress, Pat was a talented musician. She loved going around to area nursing homes… Read More »

Roy E. Whaley

Roy E. Whaley, age 74, of Jackson, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 28, 1943 to the late Roy Edward Whaley and Caroline Genevieve Wilt Thompson, who survives. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his wife,… Read More »

Tiffany Faye Adkins

Tiffany Faye Adkins, age 37, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born June 11, 1980 in Orlando, Florida to Davey Delano Adkins and Pamela Rose Thompson. Tiffany enjoyed working outside in her flowers, but most of all, she loved her nieces and nephews… Read More »

Maude Howard Logan

Maude Howard Logan, age 89, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born March 8, 1928 in Lawrence, Kentucky, daughter of the late Charles W. Blankenship and Jane Miller Blankenship. Maude, a loving wife, mother and homemaker, was also a former cook at area nursing facilities.… Read More »

Jean Ann Evans Ross

Jean E. Ross, age 84, of Loveland, Ohio (formerly of Jackson), passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born Jan. 26, 1933 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Raymond and Irene (Bayes) Evans. Jean, a 1951 graduate of Jackson High School, was a resident of Jackson most of… Read More »

Samuel A. Johnson

Samuel A. Johnson, age 51, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 7, 1965 in London, OH to the late Ernest and Julia (Davis) Johnson. He is survived by his wife of… Read More »

Gregory Eugene Delong

Gregory Eugene Delong, age 61, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Holzer Medical Center -Jackson. He was born on Oct. 18, 1955 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late William and Mary Delong. Gregory is survived by his fiancé’, Judy Hill; daughter, Crystal Delong; brothers, Richard Delong of Jackson, Ohio and William… Read More »