Category Archives: Obituaries

Samuel Hatley

Samuel Anthony “Tony” Hatley, age 62, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born January 16, 1959, in Madisonville, Kentucky to Samuel B. Hatley and Thayla C. Burklow Hatley. Tony graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1977 and was a former millwright and… Read More »

Jill Burger

Former Jackson resident Jill Burger, age 86, died peacefully in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 11, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Al Burger. Born in Dayton, Ohio to Ross and Dorothy Shock, Jill was the only child of parents who scrapped through setbacks during the Great… Read More »

Brent Causey

Brent Edward Causey, age 38, of Jackson passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born February 16, 1983, in Ross County, Ohio to the late Fairley and Paulette Brown Causey. Brent graduated from Jackson High School and was employed by the Jackson County Highway Garage for… Read More »

Donna Coen

Donna Ervin Coen, age 73, of Albany, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 21, 2021, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born March 9, 1948, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Robert Glendon Ervin and Mary Katherine Gentry Ervin. Donna attended Wellston City Schools for many years. She went on to be a wonderful… Read More »

Larry Ross

Larry W. Ross, age 67, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, September 21, after a two-year long battle with cancer at his home near Jackson. Larry was born to Elba and Geraldine Ross in Oak Hill Ohio, on May 16, 1954, and was number eight of nine children. He was preceded in death by his parents;… Read More »

Joseph Ghearing

Joseph C. “Joe” Ghearing, age 78, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at his home. He was born May 15, 1943, in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late Raymond and Lucille (Tolbert) Ghearing. Joe graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1961. He was a former employee at Ward’s Drug Store… Read More »

Lawrence Atwood, Sr.

Lawrence Eldon Atwood, Sr., age 86, of Wellston, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born July 20, 1935, at home in Byer, Ohio to the late Ernest E. Atwood and Pearl Marie Betts Atwood. Lawrence was a 1953 graduate of Wellston High School. He… Read More »

Phil Bowman

Phil Alan Bowman was born to Harold and Marjorie Bowman May 14, 1945. He was a 1963 graduate of Oak Hill High School and graduated from Colorado School of Mines as a Mining Engineer in 1967. While studying in Golden, Colorado he met his wife, Rebecca Smith, and they had a son, Denton. They returned… Read More »

Thomas Moore

Thomas “Tom” Marvin Moore, age 84, passed away Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born November 26th, 1936, in Springfield, Ohio to the late Willard and Goldie Moore Miller. Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janice (Racliff) Moore of Wellston, Ohio; his children: Allen… Read More »

Jerry Brady

Jerry L. Brady, age 76 of Jackson, passed away at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He was born in Jackson, Ohio on August 22, 1945, to the late Buster and Violet Louise (Perry) Brady Abrams. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Sagraves) Brady.… Read More »

Mike Dixon

Mike Dixon, 69, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, September 19, 2021, at Holzer Medical Center – Jackson ER. He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on July 3, 1952, to the late Charles T. Dixon and Hazel E. Patton Dixon. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and earned his GED. For… Read More »

Barbara McKee

Barbara A. McKee, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born February 15, 1950, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Jack M. Jonas and Rosie A. Scarrett Jonas. Barbara was a loving homemaker who was also a former employee of the Pants Factory… Read More »

Patricia Traylor

Patricia J. Traylor, age 90, of Jackson passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born in Bainbridge, Ohio on January 10, 1931, to the late Paul Robert Knisley and Hazel (Everhart) Knisley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Traylor, in 2012, and by an infant daughter,… Read More »

Dianna Carper-Trace

Dianna “Lynny” Carper Trace, 73, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Edgewood Manor of Greenfield. She was born in Ray, Ohio, on July 10, 1948, and was a 1966 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a legal secretary in Columbus before starting her… Read More »

Lucinda Kessler

Lucinda “Cindy” Loay Kessler, 71, of Wellston, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021.  She was born on January 28, 1950, the daughter of the late Lucius Kessler and Fredelene (Farley) Wagoner. Her death followed a two-year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the lungs. Cindy was a long-time art teacher, having taught in the… Read More »