Monthly Archives: January 2020

Benjamin (Michael) Saylor

Benjamin (Michael) Saylor, age 29, of Oak Hill, passed away July 26, 2019.  He was born July 29, 1989, in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Garrett Saylor and Foster Strickland. He is survived by one son, Maverick Saylor; parents, Art (Cheryl) Saylor and Karen (Jim) Rife; brothers, Craig (Tara) Saylor,… Read More »

Melissa A. Hill

Melissa A. Hill, 43, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at her home following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 14, 1976, in Gallipolis, Ohio, daughter of the late Jack and Virginia (Johnson) Smith. A nurse by trade, Melissa was a very giving person who would go without to make… Read More »

Vickie Lynn Osborne

Vickie Lynn Osborne, age 67, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio.  She was born April 14, 1952 in St. Albans, West Virginia to the late Thomas and Almeda Walker.  Vickie was a 1970 graduate of Jackson High School.  She was a loving wife, mother and… Read More »

Rosetta Marie Evans

Rosetta Marie Evans, age 64, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.  Rosetta was born on July 22, 1955 to the late James and Barbara (Browning) Carpenter. Rosetta is survived by her children, Jim (Lisa Wiltsie) Evans, Becky (Eldon Gartin) Evans, and Ben (Ronda) Adams; as well as her significant other, Don… Read More »

Ronald E. Butts

Rev. Ronald E. Butts, 81, of Wellston, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. He was born on June 19, 1938, in Vinton County, Ohio, son of the late William and Blanche (Wilson) Butts. Ron was retired from Frick-Gallagher in Wellston and served the area for many years… Read More »

Carolyn J. Gray

Carolyn J. Gray, 74, of Wellston, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on July 4, 1945, in Wilkesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles and Eileen (Duffy) Cray. Carolyn was a very kind and generous lady who loved her dogs, enjoyed watching her favorite… Read More »

Julia Ann Brofford

Julia Ann Brofford was born in Jackson, Ohio, on Sept. 9, 1938, the eldest daughter of Merle and Amy (Schenck) Ellenberger. Julia (or Julie) grew up in Jackson and graduated from Jackson High School. She continued her education and attended nursing school at Mt. Carmel School of Nursing where she became an R.N. After completing… Read More »

Karl Thomas Brandau, Sr.

Karl Thomas Brandau, Sr., age 89, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio.  He was born Oct. 1, 1930 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Frank and Mary Frisby Brandau.  Karl retired from Austin Powder, where he was employed for 46 years.  In his spare… Read More »

Justine Wells

Justine Wells, age 28, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in Wellston, Ohio.  She was born on March 4, 1991 to William “Bill” Wells and Melissa (Dalton) Wells. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Lexi Simpson and Gloria Dalton; grandfathers, Roscoe Simpson and Fred Wells; step-grandfather, Kevin Gabriel and… Read More »

Louise E. Richards

Louise E. Richards, age 95, of Thurman, Ohio, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility. Louise was born April 10, 1924 to the late Charles and Marie (Evans) Erwin.  Louise is survived by two sons, Stephen B. (Paulette) and Rickey D. (Josine) of Thurman, Ohio.  She is also survived by four… Read More »

Lois “Jeannine” Byers

Lois “Jeannine” Byers, 90, of Columbus, formerly of Jackson and Glouster, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber Nursing in Columbus.  She was born Dec. 25, 1929 in Burr Oak, Ohio, daughter of the late Ralph A. and Mildred Malcolm Hines.  Jeannine was the widow of the late Robert W. Byers.  She… Read More »

Vivian L. Belcher

Vivian L. Belcher, age 79, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania on Oct. 3, 1940 to the late Harry L. Fox and Leona (Thompson) Fox.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in… Read More »

Cathy Ann (Coyan) Woods

Cathy Ann (Coyan) Woods, age 63, of Jackson, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.  She was born Feb. 25, 1956 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Floyd “Boone” Coyan Jr. and Joy Ellen Masters Coyan.  She enjoyed making and selling crafts but most importantly she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She… Read More »

Charles William (Bill) Wolford

Charles William Wolford (Bill), age 55, of Jackson, Ohio passed away on January 13, 2020. He was born October 29, 1964 to Virgil and Patricia Wolford. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Wilma Keller and Patricia Freeman (Lynn). Bill is survived by his daughter, Natalie (Michael) Arison, his brothers, Roger… Read More »

Bob N. McCoy

Bob N. McCoy, age 77, of Oak Hill, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe.  He was born June 17, 1942 in Oak Hill to the late Willard and Katherine (McFann) McCoy.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy (Davis) McCoy, of… Read More »