Obituaries – 12/16/12

Published 6:13pm Saturday, December 15, 2012

Charles Click

Charles Click, 84, of Coal Grove, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. He was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Lawrence County, to the late Charles Sr. and Lillie (Boyd) Click.

Charles was a 1945 graduate of Coal Grove High School where he played basketball. He then served his country in the U.S. Navy where he received the Victory Medal. Charles has pastored many churches in the area including, Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church, Rockwood Missionary Baptist Church and was currently a member of the Sheridan First Baptist Church, South Point. His love was singing and sang at the churches he pastored as well as in trios, quartets, choirs and the Tri-County Choir. He also worked at Allied Chemical and Ashland Oil Inc.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lee (Howe) Click after 57 years of marriage; one granddaughter, Danielle Lynn Click; five sisters, Goldie Carpenter, Stella McClure, Easter Edwards, and Bonnie Sublett; and four brothers, Bert Click, Les Click, Rev. Homer Click, Rev. Dave Click and Lonnie Click.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary Carico-Click of Coal Grove; one daughter, Linda (Fred) Sturgill of Ashland, Ky.; two sons, Steve (Deborah) Click of Ashland and Dan Click of Ironton; four grandchildren, Sheri Click, Sarah (Travis) Ervin, Stefany (Jeremy) Stephenson and Patrick (Ashley) Cochran; and four great-grandchildren, Aidya Click, Kaelyn Howard, Tristen Ervin and Lily Ervin.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Markins officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton with military rites conducted by VFW Post #8850. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home. Donations may be made to Community Hospice, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY, 41101.  To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Jack Richendollar

Jack Richendollar, 67, of Coal Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. He was born Dec. 3, 1945, in Ironton, to the late Joseph “Art” and Madge Elizabeth (Cox) Richendollar.

Jack was a 1963 graduate of Rock Hill High School. He served his country in the Army Reserves and retired in 1995 after 30 years of service. He also was a store manager for Tipton’s Bakery where he retired after 37 years of service. He also worked part-time at Motor Parts in Ironton and was an avid collector, a devoted husband and enjoyed spending time with his family. Jack attended Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Deering. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Jane “Krum” Richendollar after 33 years of marriage.

He is survived by three daughters, Melinda (Christopher) Steed of Franklin Furnace, Amanda Dawn Richendollar of Sterling, Mich. and Melissa (David) Newcomer of Elizabeth City, N.C.; one granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth Richendollar-Steed of Franklin Furnace; three brothers, Jim (Linda) Richendollar of Ironton, Gale (Jackie) Richendollar of Ironton,and Dale (Arlene) Richendollar of Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Ruth Ann McFann of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and one aunt: Jean Howell of Ironton.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home.

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William Swann

William Darrell Swann, 62, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va.   Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Black.  Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens.  Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites.  Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Claudia Adkins

Claudia J. Adkins, 60, of Chesapeake, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Arrangements are pending at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home.


Linda Gayheart

Linda Sue Gayheart, 72, of Flatwoods, Ky., passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her residence. The Ironton native was born May 25, 1940, the daughter of the late Phyllis Temple and raised by the late Calvin and Evelyn Smith. Mrs. Gayheart is survived by her husband of 49 years Garner “Bob” Gayheart whom she married March 31, 1963.

Mrs. Gayheart attended Ironton schools and was a homemaker and a loving mother to all. She was a member of Oak Street Chapel in Flatwoods, Ky. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Gayheart; a grandson, Gary Lee Gayheart II; a brother, James Temple; and three sisters, Sondra Bates, Reba Ferrell and Becky Salyers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law,Vicki and Mark Pratt of Flatwoods, and Sharon Henson of Catlettsburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Tara and Doug Short of Ashland, Gary “Bobby “ and Melissa Gayheart of Fort Gay, Travis and Amber Arthur of Flatwoods, Mark Aron and Skyler Elswick of Ashland, Ky., Lisa and Ryan Ison of Grayson, Kindra Pratt of Flatwoods, and Kella King of Flatwoods; 12 great grandchildren, Miranda, Jacob, Ashton, Hannah, Tahler, Rylie, Kylee, Trista, Travis Jr., Embree, Spenser, and Ryker; a great great grandchild, Laynee; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Cathy Muche of Coal Grove, J.B. and Diane Temple of Ironton; two very special nieces, Amy Willis and Angie Haynes; several other loving family members and her very best friend Betsy Stringer.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Pallbearers will be Aron Elswick, Travis Arthur, Mark Pratt, Hunter Haynes, Austin Willis, and Jeff Haynes. At the family’s request, donations can be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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