Obituaries — 1/29/13

Published 10:18am Tuesday, January 29, 2013

George Markins


George L. “Bud” Markins, 54, of Ironton, passed Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton. The Lawrence County native was born Aug. 26, 1958, the son of the late George W. Markins and Martha Mullins Markins.

Bud had lived all of his life in the Lawrence County area. He attended Dawson-Bryant Schools in Coal Grove and Mamre Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Rose Marie Keating Simpson of Ironton; two grandchildren, Zoe Marie Cooper and Marianne Cooper both of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Larry Williams of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Goldie and James Pierson of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and John Williams of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Russell Sexton of Coal Grove; sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Burl Bunker of Pedro; brother, Roger Markins of Ironton; sister and brother- in-law, Debra and Larry Jenkins of Ironton; brother, Larry Markins of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Matilda and Rex Kerns of Portsmouth; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Angie Markins of Pedro; sister and brother-in-law, Amie and Steve Abston of Lebanon; sister and her fiancé, Christina Markins and Josh of Coal Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Leatherwood Cemetery with Pastor Todd Wallace officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Harold Hall

Harold Michael Hall, 63, of Chesapeake, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at home. There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Jesse Carter

Jesse “Edward” Carter, 91, of Flatwoods Ky., died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods with Pastor Ken Gowin and Roger Caleb officiating. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens-Flatwoods. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



Melvina Gillespie

Melvina Joyce Gillespie, 75, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. today. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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