Obituaries – 1/21/13

Published 8:53am Monday, January 21, 2013

Leo Edwards

Aug. 21, 1928-Jan. 19, 2013

Leo Edwards, 84, of Chesapeake, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va.  He was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Proctorville, son of the late Forrest and Thelma Villars Edwards.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Dickie Edwards; and two sisters Virginia Tillis and Irene Rowe.  He retired from Kraft Foods and Ballard’s Farms.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War.  Leo was a minister in the area for many years at several churches.  He is survived by his wife Alma Huff Edwards; one son Chuck Edwards of Chesapeake; one daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and D.L. McWhorter of South Point; two grandsons Chase McWhorter and Kobe McWhorter; three sisters Corena Callicoat of Proctorville, Sharon Yoczik of Gallipolis and Linda Fraley of Proctorville; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Jane Deeds of Auburndale, Fla. and Mary Huff of Wytheville, Va.; and his buddy Daisy, his dog.  Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville by Pastor Jerry Galloway and Pastor Randy Henderson.  Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Willow Wood.  Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites.  Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Taylor Malone

April 9, 1993-Jan. 18, 2013

Taylor Joseph (Jophie) Malone, 19, of Kitts Hill passed away Friday Jan. 18, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The Ironton native was born April 9, 1993 the son of Katrina (Trina)  Malone who survives.

Jophie attended the Early Intervention Program in South Point and was of the Baptist faith. Jophie did not like plain dark clothing. In his honor please wear bright and colorful clothing to his service.

In addition to his mother he is survived by maternal grandparents, Jim and Gleah Malone of Pedro;

aunt and uncle, Rina and David Jenkins of Ironton; four cousins, Wade and Luke Jenkins and Ryan and Cindy Malone; second set of parents, Danny and Tammy Payne; four special sisters, Megan, Anna, Laynie and Lexie Payne; a special set of grandparents, Mamaw and Papaw  Dorsey and Tom Morgan;

a very special pediatrician and friend, Dr. Sherrie Miranda; and five special nurses and friends, Tammy Payne, Lora Kelley, Katy Myers, Tonya Lemasters and Tiffany Depriest.Jophie was preceded in death by an uncle, Sean Malone.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Long and Pastor Trent Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his friends from the Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Department, Cecil Coffman Jr., Nick Poynor, Courtney Poynor, Shane Stewart, George Stewart and Georgie Sanders.   Donations may be made in Jophie’s honor to the Sugar Creek Christian Academy, 4824 State Route 141, Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family please visit

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