Obituaries – 2/15/13

Published 9:00am Friday, February 15, 2013

Ernest Hall Jr.

March 3, 1948-Feb. 10, 2013


Ernest “Ernie” B. Hall Jr., 64, of Proctorville met his Heavenly Father and was embraced by his parents Ernest B. Hall Sr. and Leona Belle Pinkerman Hall on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at his home. He was born March 3, 1948 in Huntington, W.Va.

Ernie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Clorinda Rood Hall; three loving children Ernie III (Tara) Hall, Ericca (Ben) Workman and Evan (Jodi) Hall; his seven precious grandchildren that were an inspiration to him and the love of his life, Tori, Lexi, Kali, and Ernie “E.B.” Hall IV, Madi and Maci Workman and Isla Faith Hall. He is also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law that were like his own parents, Ernest Ralph and Myrtle Rood; two loving sisters Elaine (John) White of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eileen (Orlas) O’Neil of Salt Rock, W.Va.; two brothers-in-law Phil Rood and Ralph D. (Patricia) Rood; nephews and nieces, John White Jr., Denise Hooks, Earl Lake Jr., Caroline (Matt) Schleider, Chris (Mandy) Rood, Amy (Kevin) Stowasser; four great nieces; two great nephews; one great-great nephew; his cousin Carl Bowen whom he thought of as a brother and his caregiver Ernie “Bub” Humphrey.

Ernie was a 1966 graduate of Fairland High School and a 1969 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He attended West Virginia Tech on a basketball and baseball scholarship. Ernie, along with his wife and three children were owners of Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, River Valley Crematory Proctorville, and Miller Memorial Gardens in Miller, Ohio. Ernie was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and Gideons International, Proctorville Masonic Lodge #550 F&AM, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Cincinnati, El Hasa Shriner, member of Proctorville Teresa Chapter #257 OES and a Kentucky Colonel.

Ernie was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Chesapeake Proctorville Lions Club, Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce and an associate member of Proctorville VFW Post #6878. Ernie was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He also liked to attend games and watch the Marshall Thundering Herd and Cincinnati Reds. Ernie enjoyed traveling with his family and creating lasting memories. Anyone that knew Ernie will remember his infectious smile, great sense of humor, humbleness and generosity to all he met.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville by Pastor Jeff Black, Pastor Brady Lipscomb, Dr. Gary Patton and Pastor Dwayne Shugert. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens in Miller. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home with Masonic services to be held at 9 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ernie Hall III, Evan Hall, E.B. Hall IV, Ben Workman, John White Jr., Chris Rood, Earl Lake Jr., Glen Stapleton, Greg Crabtree and Ernie Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Ralph Rood, Phil Rood, Ralph D. Rood, Carl Bowen, Larry Alberts, Tommy “Tuck” Cooper, Herb Nida, Bob O’Lynn, Tommy Russell, Alan Estep, Richard Unroe, Dick Brammer, John Chapman and Arthur J. Williams.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Gideons International or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Wanda Eaches

Wanda J. Eaches, 78, of South Point, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point with Pastor Trent Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. Wanda was born Nov. 17, 1934 in Ironton, a daughter of the late Gerald and Garnet Summers Rowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Akers. She was of Baptist faith. Wanda is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harley Richard (Dick) Eaches; two children, Mark Allen (Susan) Eaches of South Point and Terri J. (John) Akers of Marion, Ohio; five grandchildren, Chris Davis, Jason (Christy) Eaches, Justin Eaches, Amy Hansen and Andy (Nicole) Hansen; two great grandchildren, Braelyn Eaches and Addison Hansen; a sister-in-law, Louise Akers of Marion, Ohio and aunt, Mary Rice of Marion, Ohio. Friends may call Saturday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at



Bonnie Elswick

Bonnie Lou Boyle Elswick, 73, of Russell, Ky., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Elswick. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church in Flatwoods with Pastor Jim Pridemore and Associate Pastor Ben Gentile officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. The visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent on the behalf at



Sharon Brooks

Dec. 22, 1946 – Feb. 10, 2013


Sharon Frances King Brooks, 66, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Ironton native was born Dec. 22, 1946, the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Agnes Farmer King.

Sharon was a former caregiver for Fouts Assisted Living and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Howard.

She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Redweik (Daniel) of Ashland, Ky.; two sons, Randy Brooks (Karen) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Bill Brooks (Jaimee) of Rock Hill, S.C.; three sisters, Carol Harmon (Wayne) and Martha King of Ironton and Mary Tomlinson of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, Ralph King and Dan King both of Columbus, Ohio and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Betty Bailey

March 6, 1956 – Feb. 13, 2013


Betty Lorene Bailey, 56, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at the Andover Village in Andover. The Lawrence County native was born March 6, 1956, the daughter of the late Paul E. and Shirley Ann Glazier Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Billy R. Bailey.

Mrs. Bailey attended Rock Hill High School and was a Licensed Practical Nurse for Primary Care Nursing. She loved traveling, reading, gardening, doing genealogy and attended the La Grange Freewill Baptist Church in Ironton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennie Bailey.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Robin Bailey of Ironton; a step mother, Helen Nelson of Ironton; two sisters, Karen Keaton (Clancy) and Mary Walters (Sam), all of Ironton; two nieces, Amanda Gillenwater (John) and Tessa Gore, all of Ironton; a nephew, Matthew Walters of Ironton; a special friend, Evan McMackin of Ironton; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, Feb.16, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Ironton, Ohio 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Marjorie Long

Marjorie Long, 87, of Mason, Ohio, formerly of South Point died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the Mason Health Care Center, Mason. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.



Joseph Curico

Joseph Zandar Curico, 67, of Chesapeake, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall, Huntington, W.Va. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Jeanette Broce

Jeanette L. Lester Broce, 79, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. She is survived by her husband, Frank L. Broce. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home Proctorville. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Othella Glazier

Othella “Pauline” Glazier, 90, of Ironton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the Lifecare Center Nursing Home in Morehead, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted at a later date. Evans Funeral Home, Raceland, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

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