Obituaries — 11/22/12Published 6:00am Thursday, November 22, 2012
Donald R. Jenkins, 85, of Ironton passed away Saturday Nov. 17, 2012, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center in Ashland, Ky.
The Kitts Hill native was born October 14, 1927, a son of the late Victor and Lona Steele Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary Emily Jenkins, who passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Donald was a graduate of Kitts Hill High School and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Rio Grande. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was the former elementary supervisor of the Ironton School System. He was a member of the Sedgewick United Methodist Church in Ironton.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Earl, Eugene, Wayne, Oakie, Walter and two brothers who passed away during infancy. He is survived by his son, Brian Jenkins of Chillicothe; two grandsons, Nicolas and Landen Jenkins of Chillicothe; a sister and brother-in-law, Clara and Jerry Brown of Rock Camp; and several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service was held Wednesday. The pallbearers were Nick Jenkins, Landen Jenkins, Mark Bullion, Jerry Brown, Ed Jenkins, and Keith Carter. Honorary pallbearer was Nate Bullion. At the family’s request, donations can be made to Sedgewick United Methodist Church, 1717 Reynolds Street, Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Nellie Faye Willis Huffman, 77, of Argillite, Ky., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at her residence. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky., with Pastor Harold McKenzie officiating. A private committal service will be held at Huffman Cemetery in Cannonsburg, Ky. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until funeral time. Online condolences can be sent to BaileyFamilyFuneralHome.com.