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Obituaries for April 5, 1999

Published 12:00am Monday, April 5, 1999

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Monday, April 05, 1999

Obituaries published in the Monday, April 5, 1999, edition of The Tribune:

Melissa Hieneman

July 20, 1969-April 3, 1999

COAL BRANCH, GREENUP, Ky. – Melissa Rene "Missy" Hieneman, 29, of Coal Branch, Greenup, died Saturday at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland after an extended illness.

The Portsmouth, Ohio, native was born July 20, 1969, daughter of Charles and Linda Smith Hieneman, who survive.

She was employed in environmental services at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, where she also was a volunteer at the Cancer Resource Center. She also was a member of First Christian Church of South Shore.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Esther Smith and her paternal grandparents, Charles and Elsie Hieneman.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her maternal grandfather, Dean Smith of Lucasville, Ohio; and one brother, Chris Hieneman of Coal Branch.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with the Rev. William F. Hayden officiating.

Burial will be in the Hieneman Cemetery in Coal Branch.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 785, South Shore, Ky., 41175.

Gladys Shoemaker

May 17, 1915-April 4, 1999

PROCTORVILLE - Gladys Shoemaker, 83, of Proctorville, died Sunday at her home.

She was born May 17, 1915, daughter of the late Jeff and Lilly Sowards McCallister.

She was the wife of the late Marion Shoemaker.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Sue Shoemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Burdge of Huntington, W.Va., Phyllis Webb of Milton, W.Va., and Sandra Davis of Proctorville; and four sons, Thomas Shoemaker and Charles Shoemaker, both of Proctorville, Neal Shoemaker of Rockford, Ill., and John Paul Shoemaker of Lorain.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Richard Black officiating.

Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tueday at Schneider-Slack Funeral Home.

Bertha Taylor

Dec. 18, 1910-April 4, 1999

PROCTORVILLE – Bertha Copeland Taylor, 88, of Proctorville, died Sunday at Arbor’s of Gallipolis.

She was the wife of the late William Roy Taylor.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Curtis and Jeanne Hawk, both of Proctorville; three sisters, Mary Corbin and Lucille Foster, both of Greenville, W.Va., and Bernice Ratliff of Union, W.Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Primitive Baptist Church in Greenville.

Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, 625 Ohio 775, Proctoville.

Daniel Smith

Aug. 1, 1931-April 3, 1999

Daniel R. Smith, 67, of Ironton died Saturday at River Valley Health System in Ironton, after a sudden illness.

The Ironton native was born Aug. 1, 1931, the son of Willis R. and Mariam Unrue Smith of Ironton.

He was a retired laborer and a member of the Eagles, VFW and BPOE Elks.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Daniel and Callie Unrue.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are several cousins.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery, section P, with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating.

Visitation will be after noon Tuesday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home.

Rev. David Carter

Aug. 18, 1920-April 3, 1999

COAL GROVE — Rev. David Carter, 78, of Coal Grove died Saturday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky., after an extended illness.

The Coal Grove native was born Aug. 18, 1920, the son of the late William and Zona Gail Johnson Carter.

He was the husband of Lula Edith Matney Carter, who survives.

He was a former History and English teacher at South Point HIgh School and was a guidance counselor at Gallia Academy in Gallipolis and Wauchula Middle School in Wachula, Fla. He retired as an adult program director at the Lawrence County Joint Vocational School in 1986.

He was an ordained Missionary Baptist minister, who graduated from seminary at Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and a member of the AARP, Retired Teachers Association and Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Society.

He earned a masters degree in education and counseling from Marshall University and did graduate work on his doctorate at the University of South Florida.

He was a member of the Donaldson Baptist Church in Donaldson, Tenn.

He also was preceded in death by one grandson, Dwayne Carter; and two sisters, Lillian Adams and Lucille Henry.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son David Jeffrey Carter of Chillicothe; one daughter, Sally Jo Carter of Coal Grove; two grandchildren, Tammy L. Carter Hartrum of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Ken L. Carter of Chillicothe; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Eleanor Sloan of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and one brother, William Keith Carter of Roseville, Mich.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Malone officiating.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Ramey

March 11, 1920-April 4, 1999

RACELAND, Ky. – Mary M. Ramey, 79, of Raceland, formerly of Kenova, W.Va., died Sunday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, after an extended illness.

The Ceredo, W.Va., native was born March 11, 1920, the daughter of the late J.J. and Maude Pruitt Dobbins.

She was the wife of the late Clyde Ramey.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Raceland.

Survivors include one son, Don Ramey of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Donna Sammons of Raceland; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, with the Rev. Earl Hazel officiating.

Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Nicholas Johnson

Dec. 25, 1933-April 4, 1999

COAL GROVE – Nicholas "Lee" Johnson, 65, of Coal Grove died Sunday at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

The South Point native was born Dec. 25, 1933, the son of the late Grand and Stella Blair Johnson.

He was the husband of Carol June Anderson Johnson, who survives.

The U.S. Air Force veteran worked for Allied Chemical Nitrogen Division in South Point for 20 years. He retired from Collins Career Center as a diesel and auto mechanic instructor, with 10 years of service. He earned an associate degree from Ohio University and was a member of Zoar Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the UCT and has lived all his life in the Lawrence County area.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Grant Johnson Jr., Elmer Eugene Johnson, and Billy John Johnson; and one sister, Reoma Eloise Kirtland.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Billy Grant Johnson of Waterloo; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheri Lee and Tim Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four sisters, Stella Naomi Fuller of Ironton, Eva Jeanette Zornes of Jackson, Venus Virginia Choate of Dayton, and Patricia Elaine Woodrum of Summerville, S.C.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Wilson officiating.

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

James Brammer

Sept. 12, 1929-April 3, 1999

COAL GROVE — James Brammer, 69, of Coal Grove died Saturday at River Valley Health System.

The Lawrence County native was born Sept. 12, 1929, the son of the late William H. and Audrey Runyon Brammer.

He was the husband of Tressie "Patty" Lester Brammer, who survives.

The U.S. Army veteran served in the Korean Conflict and retired in 1980 from General Motors, Cadillac Division in Detroit, Mich., where he was a truck driver.

He was a member of Leatherwood Missionary Baptist Church, the El Hasa Shrine in Detroit, and was a 32 degree Mason with the South Point Lodge 497.

He was born and raised in Lawrence County and attended Kitts Hill schools. He later lived in both Detroit and Florida before moving back to Coal Grove in 1990.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Elvin Brammer and Warren Brammer.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one sister, Mary Sloan of Coal Grove; one nephew, Brian McClellan of Coal Grove and several other nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Leatherwood Cemetery, with the Revs. Gale Lavender and Mick Sexton officiating.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home.

Helen Vencill

May 11, 1917-April 3, 1999

Helen M. Vencill, 81, of Ironton died Saturday at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

The Ironton native was born May 11, 1917, the daughter of the late Joseph Issac and Florence Wilds Washburn.

She was the wife of the late Robert Vincell.

The homemaker was a graduate of Ironton High School and a member of the Church of God Prophecy in Ironton. She lived all her life in the Ironton area.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Robert James Vencill; three brothers, Fred Washburn, Calvin Washburn and Charles Washburn; and two sisters, Maggie Washburn and Eloise Ratliff.

Survivors include five children and one daughter-in-law, Judith Mechlowitz, Larry Vencill, Jennifer Cox, Donald Vencill, Gary and Tammy Vencill, and Katherine Norman, all of Ironton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Washburn and Joseph Washburn, both of Ironton; and one sister, Nellie Vencill of Ironton.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, with Jack Spainhower officiating.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Earl Wilson

Sept. 27, 1937-April 2, 1999

JAMESBURG, N.J. – Earl W. "Jake" Wilson, 61, of Jamesburg died Friday at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick.

The Willow Wood, Ohio, native was born Sept. 27, 1937, the son of the late Willie and Blanche Henderson Wilson.

The U.S. Air Force veteran was a member of the American Legion Post 1000 in Trenton and he was employed for the past 15 years as a chemical operator for the Hercules Corp in Parlin and also worked for Phelps Dodge in Dayton and National Metallizing in Cranbury.

He has lived in Jamesburg for the last 37 years.

He also was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Dale Wilson.

Survivors include six sons, Earl Lee Wilson and Stephen Wilson, both of Jamesburg, Robert G. Wilson of New Egypt, Richard Wilson of Monroe Township, Edward Wilson of New Albany, Penn., and Roger Wilson of Cream Ridge; three brothers, Fred Wilson of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Elmer "Pete" Wilson of Scottown, Ohio, and Robert Gene Wilson of South Point, Ohio; seven sisters, Elsie Hamlin of South Point, Wilma Jean Simpson of Kitts Hill, Shirley Rice of Columbus, Ohio, Hazel Ison of Pedro, Ohio, Sandra Wilson of Scottown, Mary Marie Rutherford and Mable Sue Waddle, both of Ironton, Ohio; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Linnville United Baptist Church, with the Revs. Amos Wilson and Billy Payne officiating.

Burial will be in Linnville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan, 74, of Ironton died Monday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

Faye Webb

COLUMBUS — Faye L. Webb, 74, of Columbus, formerly of Ironton, died Sunday at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center in Columbus. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

Juanita Fields

COAL GROVE — Juanita J. Fields, 65, of Coal Grove died today at River Valley Health System.

Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

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