Obituaries — 3/5/13Published 9:15am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Charles Donald “Donny” Ackison, 50, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his residence. The Lawrence County native was born April 26, 1962, the son of the late Cecil and Mary White Ackison. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Harbolt Ackison of Ironton.
Donny attended Ironton High School and was a self employed mechanic.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Donny Joe Ackison; brother, Cecil Ackison Jr.; grandson, Landon Ackison; and two uncles and an aunt that raised him: Donald Ackison and Charles Ackison and Edith McGuire.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Heather Ackison of South Point and McKenzy Barcus of Ironton; two sons, Shayne Ackison of Franklin Furnace and Donald Ackison of Ashland, Ky.; three stepdaughters, Katelyn Davis, Amber Davis, and Jessica Thibodaux, all of Ironton; two brothers, Johnny Ackison and Roger Ackison and Sherry Short, all of Ironton; two sisters, Lynn and Daniel Newhouse and Mary Rowe and Jimmy McCallister, all of Ironton; mother-in-law, Karen Harbolt of Ironton; sister-in-law, Amanda Delawder of Ashland, Ky.; six grandchildren, Destiney Ackison, Leland Ackison, Darriana Ackison, Ta’Leigha Ackison, Ta’Nyia Ackison and Jha’Liah Johnson, all of South Point; three special nieces, Dawn Harshbarger, Deanna Rowe, and Maddison Delawder; and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Jack Pemberton and William Haney officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Ashland Bellefonte Cancer Center, 122 St. Christopher Drive, Ashland, KY 41101. Pallbearers will be John Yates, Chris Barber, Rick Akers, Jimmy Bailey, Clyde Mullins, Curtis Waldron and honorary pallbearer will be Shayne Ackison. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Donald M. Thompson, 67, of South Point, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was born May 15, 1945, in Lawrence County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hilton and Alice Thompson; his sister Janet Simpson; cousin Diane Burcham; and his grandson Jordan. Don and Carolyn have three children Billy Thompson and fiancée, Margie; Becky Thompson Dennis, Ruthie (Roger) Coleman, all of South Point; five grandchildren, Austin, Jordan, Davon, Miranda and Trinity. He is also survived by his twin brother Danny (Juanita) Thompson of Scottown; and many special friends and family.
A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville by Pastor Darrell Fowler. Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
Alfred Manning Horan, 78, of South Point, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Hospice of Huntington. The Logan, W.Va., native was born Aug. 13, 1934, a son to the late, Alfred Manning McCormick and Helen Reed Horan. Alfred is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris Adarene (Bartram) Horan.
Alfred graduated from Huntington East High School. He went on to serve and retire from the United States Navy after 20 years of service and activity duty in the Vietnam War. He also retired after 22 years as an employ of Marshall University. He was a life member of the VFW Post #8850 and was a member of the United States Navy Fleet Reserve.
In addition to his wife, Alfred is survived by a daughter, Monica Horan of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Michael Horan of South Point and Timothy Horan of Huntington; a sister, Joan Shepherd of Huntington; four grandsons, Matthew Ryan Horan of South Point; Timothy Horan Roy and James Horan Roy of McHenry, Ill., and Jacob Hender of Lexington, Ky.; two granddaughters, Monica Nicole Werkshieser of South Point and Rachel Hender of Lexington; two great grandsons, Gavin Horan of South Point and Cayden Horan of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Alfred is preceded in death by two brothers, John Doran and Tom Horan; a sister, Lois Stacy; and a grandson, Michael Brandon Horan.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites. Friends may call Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Eldon R. Wilson, 94, of Willow Wood, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Sunset Nursing Home in Coal Grove. The Willow Wood native was born Jan. 17, 1919, the son of the late Elmer and Maude Baldwin Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a U.S. WWII Army Veteran and a former employee of Carlyle Tile for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Symmes Valley VFW Post #2761, American Legion and the AMVETs.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Payne Wilson, who died Sept. 23, 1979; his second wife, Dorothy Payne Jones Wilson, who died Sept. 28, 1994; a granddaughter, Angie Curtis; two brothers, George Wilson and Cosper Wilson; and five sisters, Izle Hayes, Sylvia Triplett, Weltha Murnahan, Irene Howard, and Lena Massie.
He is survived by four daughters, Frances McGuire of Ironton, Katherine and Mike Pritchard of Branchland, W.Va., Alma Jean Nelson of West Moreland, W.Va. and Diane and Randy Bester of Franklin Furnace; two sons, Richard and Diane Wilson of Waterloo and Don Wilson of Ironton; a stepdaughter, Mary Beth Jones of Willow Wood; a brother, Leslie Wilson of Willow Wood; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Comer and Rev. Roger Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Wilgus-Fairview Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 2761. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gary McGuire, Scott Wilson, Josh Wilson, Tim Nelson, Matt Bester and Jimmy Turner and honorary pallbearers will be Michael Hawthorne and Nick McGuire. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Thomas Edward Slaughter Sr., 53, of Coal Grove, passed Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Gallipolis native was born March 10, 1959 the son of the late Marion and Louise Wilson Slaughter. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Stewart Slaughter who he married Aug. 6, 2004.
Tom attended Ironton High School and the Coal Grove Church of the Nazarene. He was a former employee of Etna Building Maintenance Co. where he was the account manager for Marathon Oil.
In addition to his parents, brother, Danny Hall; sister, Lucy; and brother, Howard.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Charles Wilson of Coal Grove; grandchildren, Blake Aaron Wilson and soon to be born Baylee Michelle Wilson; brothers, Larry Wilson of Ironton, David Hall of Suffolk, Va., Max Haskins of Loveland, Colo., Billy Lemley of Phoenix, Ariz., Jim Gwynn of Plainwell, Mich., and Wayne Hall; and sisters, Patsy Wilson of Kernersville, N.C., and Shirley Petitt of California.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with Chaplain Randy Tate officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, OH 45638 or to the Tom Slaughter Memorial Fund C/O PNC Bank, 701 High St., Coal Grove, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
David Richard “Turk” Craig, 54 of Scottown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Ironton, native was born Jan. 20, 1959, the son of Floyd T. Craig of Willow Wood and Betty F. Henderson Craig of Scottown.
Turk attended Symmes Valley High School. He was very well known and loved working on the farm.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Craig.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Susie Rossiter of Eureka; and four brothers, Floyd E. and Jenny Craig, Larry Craig all of Scottown, Kevin and Misty Craig of Willow Wood and Jonathan Craig of South Point
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Fowler officiating. Burial was in Locust Grove Cemetery and visitation was after 1 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Walter Gale Plumley, 35, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Chesapeake, died Saturday, March 2, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.