Obituaries – 11/12/12

Published 10:16am Monday, November 12, 2012

Karen Gannon

Karen Jodi Gannon, 42 of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her residence. The Ironton native was born April 7, 1970 the daughter of Wanda Ratcliff Nicely and the late Jerry Nicely. She is survived by her husband Greg Gannon whom she married Nov. 7, 1986.Jodi attended Rock Hill High School and was an employee of the Moose Lodge #701 where she was also a member. She was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a son, Jerry “Bubba” Gannon; and a daughter, Brandy Gannon. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three brothers, Jerry Nicely of Ashland, Ky., Alvin “Mouse” Nicely of Ironton and Tim Nicely of Pedro; and two sisters: Debbie James of Ironton and Terri Bruce of Pedro. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Lloyd Smith

Lloyd E. Smith, 57, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1955 in Lawrence County to the late Carl Lloyd Smith and Phyllis Propps Smith who survives.    Lloyd graduated from Ironton High School. He was retired from the construction business as a fire sprinkler fitter.   In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth R. Smith.   In addition to his mother he is survived by a brother, Jeffery Smith of Springhill, Fla.; one sister: Sherry (George) Blevins of Argillite, Ky.; one stepsister: Ruth (Cathline) Massie of Kitts Hill and 11 stepbrothers, Tony Cannon Colinsworth of Pomeroy, Charles Massie, Joe Massie, David Massie, George Massie, Jimmy Massie, Gary Massie, Earnest Massie, Jonny Massie, Justin Massie, and Darrell Massie, all of Kitts Hill.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Remy Meeks officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the day of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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