Obituaries — 11/15/12

Published 9:49am Thursday, November 15, 2012

John Fuhr

John Edward Fuhr, 61, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his residence. The Lawrence County native was born Jan. 17, 1951, the son of Naomi Rice Fuhr of Hanging Rock and the late Oscar Franklin Fuhr. He is also survived by his wife, Jill Ann Dodson Fuhr of Ironton.

John was a 1969 graduate of Rock Hill High School and Ohio University Southern Campus where he received his master’s degree in psychology and social services. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, football and painting. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was a drug and alcohol counselor for the CAO Family Guidance Center in Ironton.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cozy Noell Lancaster. In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kea Fuhr of Ironton and Kara Lou Fuhr of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Jonathan Russell Fuhr of Kitts Hill; three brothers, Jeffrey Fuhr of Colorado, Bobby Dale Fuhr of Decatur and Chris Fuhr of Hanging Rock; a sister: Mary Hammond of Ashland, Ky.; five grandchildren, Johnston Fuhr, Jarrod Lancaster, Jesse Lancaster, Tyler Depriest and Tanner Depriest; and his best friend, Paul Fyffe of Ironton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Hanging Rock Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


 Ralph Mahan

Ralph Edwin Mahan, 79, of Willow Wood, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at home. He was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Waterloo, son of the late John Melvin and Minnie Nellie Kelly Mahan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ann Mahan; three brothers, Forrest, Bill and George Mahan; one granddaughter, Kaylee; one son Sam; and one daughter Dolores. He is survived by five sons John (Sue) Mahan, Wayne (Cheryl) Mahan, Tommy (Cheryl) Alexander, Jerry (Kathy) Alexander, and Ted (Karen) Alexander; one daughter Sissy Lowe; 21 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Mahan. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home by Pastor Jeremy Simpson. Burial will follow in Old Baptist Cemetery, Scottown. Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Eunice Terry

Eunice Irene “June” Sparling Terry, 92, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Jo-Lin Health Center. Born in Deering, May 4, 1920, Mrs. Terry was the daughter of the Henry T. and Rosa (Martin) Sparling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur M. Terry; her sister, Mabel Smith; and two brothers, Clifford and Gaylen Sparling.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Warren L. and Joan E. Terry of Ironton; two grandchildren, Lynn M. Cox (Ronald) of Cumberland, Ky., and Robert P. Terry (Candace) of Indialantic, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Lainey Cox, Jessica Terry, and Jennifer Terry; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Terry was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Deering Schools and was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point, officiated by Mr. Larry Pennington. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Condolences may be expressed at


 Erma Nethercutt

Erma Lee McCarty Nethercutt, 90, of Southhaven, Miss., formerly of Argillite, Ky., passed away at Desota Baptist Hospital where she is now rejoicing in heaven’s garden with her Lord and Savior.

Erma was born April 13, 1922, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Haden and Effie McCarty, later Rose. Mrs. Nethercutt was a homemaker and was a longtime member of Brush Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Erma enjoyed spending time at her church and with her church family. She loved to take long walks in the woods and she was the best mother, grandmother, and sister her family could have ever hoped for and will be missed terribly.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, one son Kermit Ronald Nethercutt, one brother James McCarty, one sister Martha Crum, one grandson Kermit Nethercutt II, and one great-grandson Blake Nethercutt.

She is survived by a caring and loving family including one son Richard Nethercutt and wife Cathy of Southhaven; one sister Jean Fields of Grayson, Ky.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Brush Creek Freewill Baptist Church with comforting words delivered by Pastor Frank Hackworth. Burial will follow at Kirby Flats Cemetery in Ashland, Ky. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at


Glenn Robinson

Glenn Anthony Robinson, 63, of Pedro, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center- Ironton Campus. The Lawrence County native was born Sept. 17, 1949, the son of the late Fred and Madge Tackett Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy Duvendeck Robinson.

Glenn attended Pedro schools and was a former employee for the International Mineral and Chemical Company in Scioto County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Robinson and Freddie Robinson; a sister, Ruby Robinson; and a great granddaughter, Jaiden Marie Boles. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Glenn Robinson Jr. and Mason Robinson, both of Pedro; a daughter, Sherry Robinson Boles and her husband, Mack of Pedro; a sister, Goldie Robinson Jenkins and her husband, Alonzo of Pedro; a grandson, Mack Boles and his wife, Brittany of Pedro; and a great granddaughter, Ryleigh Nicole Boles of Pedro.

There will be a service at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Community Hospice. 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Leonta Bias

Leonta L. Bias, 68, of Huntington, W.Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. A private family gathering will be held in her memory. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Robert Burns

Robert Timothy Burns, 54, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at St Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home by Kenny Asbury. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Charles Salyers

Charles C. Salyers, 87, of South Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. Visitation is Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Military graveside rites will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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