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Jackson County Probate Court consolidates with Juvenile Court

–Public terminal now available to view probate records– Jackson County Probate-Juvenile Judge Justin Skaggs has announced that, as of Monday, Dec. 13, business hours of the Jackson County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division will be consolidated with the Juvenile Court of 350 Portsmouth St. in Jackson. The Probate Court had been located and operated from a separate location on… Read More »

Delores Leach

Delores A. Leach, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Ayden Healthcare of Jackson. She was born September 16, 1930, in Dundas, Ohio, daughter of the late Otto Guy Salts and Mildred Ruff Salts. Delores retired from Hercules Trouser, also known as The Pants Factory, where she was employed for several… Read More »

Karen Dulaney

Karen Ann “Susie” Dulaney, age 79, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born April 22, 1943, in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Marshal (Curly) and Velva A. Mapes Willis. After graduating high school, she started her working career at Banquet Foods in Jackson and… Read More »

Edna Clarkson

Edna Mae Pixley Clarkson, age 82, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born October 12, 1939, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late William E. and Edna Louella Gee Pixley. She enjoyed walking her dogs, sun tanning, listening to music, dancing, watching westerns,… Read More »

Truman Burnette

Truman F. “Harry” Burnette, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. The youngest of 10 children, Harry was born September 11, 1937, in Gallia County, Ohio, to the late Truman Fulton Burnette and Stella Smith Burnette. Harry retired from Keiger Creek Power Plant and later owned… Read More »

Danny Burns

Danny Burns, a.k.a. Boone, age 72, passed away May 5th, 2022, in his home of over 45 years. Boone, a nickname given to him as a child by his sister, stuck through the years with family and close friends. He lived a happy life, always smiling and willing to help anyone. Danny had an amazing… Read More »

Betty West

Betty Jane (Skaggs) West, age 91, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at her home. She was born November 14th, 1930, to the late Brack and Carrie Skaggs. Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda West of Jackson, Ohio; son-in-law, Rick Brady of Jackson, Ohio; four grandchildren: Williom B. (Michelle) West, Kim… Read More »

Cathy Walters

Cathy Walters, age 65, of Jackson, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 5, 2022, at her home. She was born September 3, 1956, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Barbara Fain McWorter and the late Oscar Walters. Cathy enjoyed life, people, babies and, most importantly, her family. She is survived by her mother, Barbra McWorter; brothers: Don (Rose)… Read More »

Natalia Burton

Natalia Edwards Burton, 102, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 4, 2022, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. She was born in Wellston, Ohio, on April 15, 1920, to the late Evie Edwards and Callie Rhodes Edwards. She was a lifelong Wellston resident, well-known and respected. She was a 1938 graduate of Wellston… Read More »

Rosemary Reese

Rosemary K. Reese, age 76, of Oak Hill, Ohio went home to the welcoming arms of her Lord on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022. She was born November 2nd, 1945, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Orville and Flossie (Crabtree) Radabaugh. Rosemary was a homemaker and a proud mother of five sons. She enjoyed watching… Read More »

Kenneth Mercer

Kenneth Dwight Mercer, age 83, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at Holzer of Gallipolis. He was born August 15th, 1938, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Earl and Hazel (Stiffler) Mercer. He is survived by his wife, Roxie (Hood) Mercer; his children: Pamela Evans (Jim Hickey), Lori (Bruce) Schaffner, and David… Read More »

Ricky Maerker

Ricky Anton Maerker, age 61, of Jackson passed away Tuesday May 3, 2022, at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson, Ohio. He was born January 6, 1961, to the late Clarence Anton Maerker and Norma “Rawlins” Hammond. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Reds, Bengals, The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a… Read More »

Kenneth Mercer

Kenneth Dwight Mercer, age 83, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at Holzer of Gallipolis. He was born August 15th, 1938, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Earl and Hazel (Stiffler) Mercer. He is survived by his wife, Roxie (Hood) Mercer; his children: Pamela Evans (Jim Hickey), Lori (Bruce) Schaffner, and David… Read More »

Melvin Kelley

Melvin R. Kelley, age 42, of Wellston, Ohio passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. He was born October 21, 1979, in Eustis, Florida to Roger Kelley, Sr. and Barbra Parker. Melvin had a passion for the outdoors, especially fishing and mushroom hunting. Melvin is survived by his parents; daughters: Tiffany Kelley and Courtney Kelley; brothers:… Read More »

Traci Brown

Traci Daniele Brown, age 36, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born December 27, 1985, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Timothy C. Brown and Anita C. Bentley Maynard. Traci was a 2004 graduate of Wellston High School and was employed at Lock & Load… Read More »

William Callahan

William M. Callahan “Cowboy,” age 64, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at his home in Dayton, Ohio. He was born April 10, 1958, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Joan Callahan and the late Floyd Callahan. Bill was a 1976 graduate of Jackson High School, attended Rio Grande College, was a member of the Archon Fraternity… Read More »