Category Archives: Obituaries

Barbara Shoemaker

Barbara Shoemaker, 81of Oak Hill passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at her residence. She was born August 20, 1940, in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Dorothy Allen Hilderbrant and was a homemaker.  She is survived by three children: Stewart Matthew (Brooke) Shoemaker, Tammy Faye Shoemaker, and Patty (Jeanie) Chapman; five… Read More »

Hope Keller

Ennis Hope Keller, 90, of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home on January 11, 2022. Born on July 18, 1931, in Wytheville, Virginia, she is the daughter of the late Rupert and Avis Leedy of Oak Hill, Ohio.  Raised and educated in Ohio, Hope earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Rio Grande College… Read More »

Mary Meadows

Mary Anne Meadows, 64, of Ray, Ohio passed Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the Adena Regional Medical Center of Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born September 21, 1957, in Ray, Ohio to the late Chester W. and Rhonda Ellen Wheeler Meadows. Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers: Robert, Herbert and Walter… Read More »

Lyla Sickles

Lyla Rose (Hall) Sickles, 78, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away January 12, 2022. She was born February 10, 1943, in Wellston, Ohio to the late Harry Hall and Rhoda Reed. She is survived by her husband James Harmen Sickles; her sons: Paul (Cindy) Sickles, James (Tracy) Sickles and Ronnie (JoAnna) Sickles, all of Jackson, Ohio.… Read More »

Mary Clarkson

Mary Ellen Clarkson, age 69, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Adena Greenfield Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1952, in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Mary (Hayburn) Canter. Mary Ellen was a loving homemaker and Christian woman who enjoyed working crossword puzzles and painting figurines. Most of all,… Read More »

Paul Walton, Jr.

Paul E. Walton, Jr., age 74, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. He was born December 31, 1947, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Paul E. Walton, Sr. and Helen E. Frazee Walton. Paul was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School and later received a degree… Read More »

Virgil Skaggs

Virgil Leroy Skaggs, age 73, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis. He was born January 28, 1948, to the late Brack W. and Carrie Moore Skaggs. Virgil loved to be outdoors walking around but, most importantly, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived… Read More »

Eric Dress

Eric Scott Dress, age 51, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV. He was born November 20, 1970, in Pt. Pleasant, WV to Robert Dress and Vickie Fields Dress. Eric, a veteran of the Unites States Navy Reserves, enjoyed watching football, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes,… Read More »

Terry Sickles

Terry Gene Sickles, age 73, of Ray, Ohio passed away Saturday, January 8th, 2022, at Holzer of Jackson. He was born June 9th, 1948, in Ray, Ohio to the late Marvin J. Sickles and Margie (Wills) Parks. Terry married the love of his life, Dianne (Fout) Sickles, in September of 1967. He was a veteran… Read More »

Everett Sharp

Everett “Big E” Eugene Sharp, age 68, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at Holzer Medical Center. He was born May 26, 1953, in Springfield, Ohio to the late Orville and Dorothy (Null) Sharp.   Everett was a graduate of Oak Hill High School. He was also a member of the United States Army… Read More »

Howard Whaley

Howard Edward Whaley, 73, of Wayne, West Virginia, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, West Virginia, with Pastor Todd Hurley officiating. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery Annex at Wayne,… Read More »

Waneta Crego

Waneta A. Crego, age 57, of Wellston, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio.  She was born April 3, 1964, in Chillicothe, Ohio, daughter of the late Archie Gillman and Sarah Mae Darst Gillman. Waneta was a former cook at Lee’s Steakhouse in Wellston for over 20 years and… Read More »

Beth Brown

Beth Ellen Blamer Brown, age 68, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, at her home. She was born June 18, 1953, in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Elwyn Frederick Blamer and Betty Ann Mercer Blamer. Beth graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1971. Later, she received an Associate’s degree… Read More »

Garry Rose

Garry Dean “Jake” Rose, age 73, of Ray, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born the baby of the family on October 21, 1948, in McArthur, Ohio, the eighth child and sixth son of  the late John and Mabel (Reed) Rose. Garry proudly served in… Read More »

Brian Cash

Brian T. Cash, age 46, of Jackson (Formerly of Cleveland), went to Heaven to be with his dad on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, while surrounded by family at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. He was born May 27, 1975, in Cleveland to Phyllis (Exline) Cash and the late Raymond “Terry” Cash.  In addition to… Read More »