Monthly Archives: December 2020

James William (Jim) Cheatwood

James William (Jim) Cheatwood of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Wellston, passed away on Dec. 24, 2020 after an extended illness. He was born on Nov. 7, 1945 at Gallipolis, Ohio, the son of the late Leo and Mary (Coyle) Cheatwood. He graduated from Wellston High School in 1964. He was in the U.S. Army,… Read More »

Robert R. Simmons

Robert R. Simmons, 83, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2020, at Hamden Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Hamden, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1937, to the late Raymond R. Simmons and Marquerite Frakes Simmons. He was a 1956 graduate of Wellston High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He retired following… Read More »

Delbert R. Yates

Delbert R. Yates, age 92, of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.  He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on Oct. 10, 1928 to the late Elsie and Chloe (Dulaney) Yates.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia McCormick; his second wife, Ruby Craig;… Read More »

Michael William Detillion

Michael William Detillion, 65, of Wellston, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. Mike was born on Sept. 8, 1955, son of the late Donald and Barbara Ann (Odle) Detillion. A Christian by faith, Mike attended LifeSource Apostolic Church in Wellston. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and hearing… Read More »

Dolores Kay Riegel

Dolores Kay Riegel, age 77, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at Four Winds Nursing Home.  She was born on Feb. 23, 1943 in Yukon, West Virginia to the late Eldridge and Nina Mae (McGuire) King. She lived many places around West Virginia and Kentucky, then finally settling here in Ohio. She… Read More »

Ronald W. Puckett

Ronald W. Puckett, 74, of Oak Hill, Ohio, and formerly of South Webster, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was born on Sept. 27, 1946 in West Portsmouth to the late Frank and Alice (Clifford) Puckett.  He was a 1965 graduate of Oak Hill High School, Class of 1965. … Read More »

Martha Katherine Sutcliffe

Martha Katherine Sutcliffe, age 93, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson, Ohio.  She was born Nov. 22, 1927 in Wieshen, China, daughter of the late Dr. Everett and Lucy (Booth) Murray, who were serving as Presbyterian missionaries at the time.  Martha grew up in China until… Read More »

Violet A. (Brooks) Yates

Violet A. (Brooks) Yates, 77, of Wellston, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at her home. She was born on Feb. 16, 1943, in McArthur, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas E. and Virginia (Lemay) Brooks. Violet was a homemaker for most of her life but also spent some time working at Nationwide Insurance… Read More »

Virginia L. “Jenny” Lucas

Virginia L. “Jenny” Lucas, age 88, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at her home.  She was born Jan. 25, 1932 in Wellston, Ohio to the late George Darling, Sr. and Stella Scurlock Darling.  Jenny was a 1950 graduate of Wellston High School.  She was a former receptionist for Jackson Mental Health, as… Read More »

E. Jeanne Denney

E. Jeanne Denney, 97, of Chillicothe, died at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 in National Church Residences, Chillicothe following an extended illness. She was born May 4, 1923, in Jackson, Ohio, to the late George Frederick and Emma Pearl Lindamood Rupert.  On Sept. 5, 1946, she married William H. Denney who died Feb. 3,… Read More »

Nancy Lee Evans

Nancy Lee Evans, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis.  She was born Jan. 4, 1939 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late David and Garnet W. Davis Allen. She was a 1957 graduate of Oak Hill High School and was a member of the… Read More »

Douglas Wayne “Pete” Cosby

Douglas Wayne “Pete” Cosby, age 100, of Ray, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. He was born Jan. 31, 1920 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late William Britt and Nannie Cosby. He attended school at the Old Cosby Schoolhouse on Sour Run Road, Jackson, Ohio. Douglas Cosby entered the… Read More »

Arnold “Ike” Fountain

Arnold “Ike” Fountain, age 100, of Wellston, went to his Heavenly home Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, from Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH.  He was born Aug. 15, 1920 in Michigan, son of the late Richard and Daisy Shurlow Fountain.  Arnold was a veteran of the United States Army who served during World War II. … Read More »

Diana K. Morrow Arrowood

Diana K. Morrow Arrowood, 74, of Oak Hill, passed away on Dec. 21, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.  Diana was born at home on Aug. 3, 1946 in Mason County, WV to the late Katrenda Bright Morrow and Lowell L. Morrow. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant… Read More »

Sadie Kathleen Mercer

Sadie Kathleen Mercer, age 92, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. She was born April 20, 1928 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Ansel and Sara (Nance) Donaldson. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in… Read More »