Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hazel W. Hicks

Hazel W. Hicks, age 82, of Oak Hill, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was born on July 30, 1935 to the late Curtis Caudill and Hulda Smith Caudill in Scioto County, Ohio. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Sherman; second husband,… Read More »

Virgilene S. Shook

Virgilene S. Shook, age 75, of Coalton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson, Ohio. She was born Feb. 14, 1942 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Dallas Gerald Leach, Sr. and Sarah Augusta Wills Leach. Virgilene graduated with the Class of 1959 from Wellston High School… Read More »

Henry Lewis Smith

Henry Lewis Smith, age 89, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after several weeks of failing health. Henry was born Jan. 18, 1928 near Eifort, Ohio in Scioto County, the youngest child of the late Cado and Edith (Hughes) Smith. He was the last surviving… Read More »

Willard F. Harvey

Willard F. Harvey, age 77, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1940 in Radcliff, Ohio to the late Hollis E. Harvey and Clara C. Mollihan Harvey. Willard was a graduate of Wilton South High School in Wilkesville. He retired from the Jackson County Highway Department… Read More »

Ralph D. “Denny” Fortner

Ralph D. “Denny” Fortner, age 63, of Wellston, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio to Wendell Fortner and Martha Jane Perry Fortner. Denny was a 1973 graduate of Brookville High School. He retired from Verizon Telephone Company, where he was employed for 32… Read More »

Judy Kay Hollingshead Hughes

Judy Kay Hollingshead Hughes, age 67, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at her home. She was born Sept. 10, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Clarence Lawson Hollingshead and Ella Mae Sprouse Hollingshead. Judy was a 1969 graduate of West High School in Columbus and also a graduate of Hocking Technical… Read More »

Bobby Jack Carney, Sr.

Bobby Jack Carney Sr., age 79, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. He was born in Riverside, West Virginia on July 27, 1938 to the late George and Blanche (Keenan) Carney. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Connie (Adkins) Carney, of Jackson;… Read More »

Lloyd White

Lloyd White, age 89, of Jackson, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 24, 2017 at Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson, Ohio. He was born June 17, 1928 in Jackson County, Ohio, the son of the late Harry Albert White and Grace Elizabeth Pickerel White. Lloyd was a 1947 graduate of Jackson High School and a veteran… Read More »

David Allen Morgan

David Allen Morgan, 58, of Jackson, passed away on Dec. 25, 2017, at his home. He was born on April 25, 1959, in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of the late Adrian Eugene Morgan and Mary Louise (Tackett) Morgan, who survives. David was a 1978 graduate of Oak Hill High School. A very talented mechanic, carpenter, and… Read More »

Betty M. McManaway

Betty M. McManaway, age 76, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born July 18, 1941 in Boyd County, Kentucky, daughter of the late George Fannin and Lillian E. Minor Fannin. Betty, a 1960 graduate of Jackson High School, was the former Director… Read More »

Helen E. “Dovie” (Coon) Yelley Prosser

Helen E. “Dovie” (Coon) Yelley Prosser, age 82, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. She was born April 1, 1935 to the late Roy and Helen Coon, of Oak Hill. Helen is survived by four beautiful daughters, Linda (Charlie) Fink, of New Lexington, Ohio, Diane (Mark) Logan, of Oak Hill,… Read More »

Everett Addington

Everett Addington, age 86, of Oak Hill, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born in Beefhide, KY on July 16, 1931, to the late Hatler and Rosie (Little) Addington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth (Margaret) Addington.… Read More »

Fredna Mae (McKinniss) Swaney

The Lord brought Fredna Mae (McKinniss) Swaney into the world on Oct. 29, 1919 and took her home on Dec. 22, 2017, at the age of 98, to be with Him eternally. She was born in Coal Township, Jackson County, Ohio to the late Harry C. McKinniss and Lizzie Childers McKinniss. Fredna graduated with the… Read More »

Philip “Phil” Bryant Crace

Philip “Phil” Bryant Crace, age 25, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born on Jan. 15, 1992 in Gallipolis, to Warnie and Ruth (Jackson) Crace. He is survived by his parents, Warnie and Ruth Crace, of Jackson; sister, Julie Crace, of Columbus; grandfather,… Read More »

Donald R. Fox

Donald R. Fox, 74, of Wellston, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. A carpenter by trade, Donald was very proud of his skill set and the work he completed. He played the guitar and enjoyed gambling, and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his… Read More »