Monthly Archives: April 2022

Dale Peart

Dale Eldon Peart passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Holzer in Gallipolis. He was born on February 6, 1950, on Irish Ridge in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Ralph Peart and Dorothy (Snyder) Varney.  Dale had many talents and trades. He earned a bachelor’s in business from Rio Grande University, where he held… Read More »

Anna “Jo” Russell

Anna M. “Jo” Russell, age 89, of Jackson, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, surrounded by loved ones and family at Four Winds Community in Jackson. She was born May 20, 1932, in Athens County, Ohio to the late Clyde Exline and Pearl Marie Brunton Exline. Jo retired from… Read More »

Kenneth Gilliam

Kenneth Lee Gilliam, age 86, of Jackson, passed away early Monday, April 11, 2022, at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born March 8, 1936, in Minford, Ohio to the late John Othor Gilliam and Donna Gertrude (Wheeler) Gilliam. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise (Sweitzer) Gilliam; children: Robert Louis (Korinne) Gilliam,… Read More »

James Malone

James Albert Malone, 66, of Jackson went home to be with the LORD on Saturday April 9, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born March 29, 1956, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late James D. and Mary A. Hughes Malone. He was a member of the Bethesda Church,… Read More »

Rowan Martin

Rowan Wade Martin, 5 years old, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born November 25, 2016, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Earl Mason Martin and Shoshana Hope Rowland. He is survived by his parents; siblings: Emery Martin, Genesis Martin, Riley Causey,… Read More »

Ada Hickman

Ada Ruth Hickman, age 87, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Friday April 8, 2022, at Ayden Health Care Facility in Jackson, Ohio. She was born March 14, 1935, in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Luther “Pete” and Ada E. “Meadows” Wiseman. She was a member of the Church of God in Wellston. Ada is survived… Read More »

James Ridge

James C. Ridge, 84, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, at his home. He was born April 13, 1937, to the late Nara and Bernice Wilson Ridge in Jackson, Ohio. Jim graduated in 1955 from Jackson High School and was a proud member of the 1953 and 1954 Championship football teams at JHS.… Read More »

Bonnie Dixon

Bonnie Joy Dixon, 77, of McArthur, Ohio (long time resident of Wellston, Ohio) passed on April 6, 2022, at OSU/Wexner Medical Center. Bonnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was loved by all who knew her. She fiercely loved her family – once driving overnight through a level three ice storm… Read More »

Margaret “Peg” Thomas

Margaret (Peg) Thomas, 92, of New Albany and formerly of Oak Hill, passed away on April 6, 2022, after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late John (Jack), to whom she was married for 64 years. As a couple, Peg and Jack were devoted to one and other, their… Read More »

Richard Davis, Jr.

Richard Elton Davis, Jr., a longtime business owner and well-known community member, passed away after a medical emergency at the Ohio State Medical Center on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. Dick, as he was known to his family and friends, was born at Holzer Hospital on October 9th, 1939, and lived most of his life in… Read More »

Elizabeth “Betty” Emmert

Elizabeth “Betty” Emmert, age 89, of Hamden, passed away Monday, April 4, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born April 1, 1933, in Harlan County, Kentucky, daughter of the late James and Lakie (Sykes) Leitch. Betty retired from the Pants Factory in Wellston, where she was a seamstress for 19… Read More »

Joyce “Rosie” Danver

Joyce Rosalie “Rosie” Danver, age 83, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. She was born November 18, 1938, in Wellston, Ohio to the late Della and Franklin Canter. Joyce was a graduate of Jackson High School. She spent most of her time watching hummingbirds, tending to her flowerbeds and spending time with… Read More »

Brenda Baisden

Brenda Lou Baisden, age 58, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at her home. She was born August 13, 1963, in Wellston, Ohio to the late Bennie L. and Jane (Bright) Baisden. Brenda was a 1981 graduate of Wellston High School and was employed at General Mills for many years until her… Read More »

Joseph Newman

Joseph E. Newman, age 87, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. The son of the late William J. Newman and Elizabeth R. Bramer Newman, Joe was born in his parent’s home “at the Comet” on March 1, 1935. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic… Read More »

Robert Black

Robert Martin Black, age 71, of Wellston, Ohio passed away Monday, March 28th, 2022, at his home. Bob was born December 31st, 1950, in Boyd County, Kentucky. Bob is the son of the late James Louis and Anna Mae O’Bryan Black. Bob grew up in Coalton, Ohio. He loved his family, music, and working on… Read More »