Obituaries – 3/13/13

Published 9:42am Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kermit Crum

March 23, 1931 ­— March 10, 2013

Kermit Crum, 81, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with Bill Chatterton officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Kermit was born March 23, 1931, in Inez, Ky., a son of the late Norvin “Boy” and Angeline Pack Crum. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Garnett Crum; one son, Virgil Lee Crum; three sisters, Glady Cline, Jean Watson and Hazel Moreheart; and two brothers, Maxwell and Lewis Crum.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War, a member of Honor Guard VFW Post 8850 and retired from Amcast as an ironworker.

Kermit is survived by his wife, Janice Crum; four children, Joanne “JoJo” (Rick) Ahern of Delaware, Peggy Jean (Randy) Harmon of Coal Grove, Doris Ellen (Steve) Music and Margaret Tabitha Crum, all of South Point, two stepchildren, Vicki and Terry Unrue of Ironton; four brothers, William “Bill” Crum of Inez, Ky., Mitchell Crum of Union City, Dennis and Kelly Crum of Inez, Ky.; five grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law John Wilson and Gary (Carol) Wilson all of Ironton; and two sisters-in-law, Connie (Hobert) Lake and Brenda (Jimmy) Collingsworth all of Ironton.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at



Ward Lewis

Ward Bazell “Sonny” Lewis, age 72, of Reynoldsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2013. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He attended the Village Baptist Church, was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam era veteran, a member of the DAV, and retired from Kroger Trucking after 35 years service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack Lewis and Sylvia Lewis DiMarzo; brother Jack E. Lewis; and son Ward B. (Chip) Lewis II. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara; brothers, Tom (Nancy) Lewis and James E. Lewis; sister, Sharon (Edward) Goodwin; grandson, Zachary W. Lewis; daughter-in-law, Kymberly K. Lewis; step-father, Sandy J. DiMarzo; very special brother and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Norma Sprouse and Patty Flowers; along with many extended family members.

His family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg and 10-11 a.m. Thursday, where his service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Randy Landrum officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Messages may be sent to his family by visiting



Helen Waller

Helen J. Waller, 84, of Ironton, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.



Betty Roberts

Betty Roberts, 63, of Lexington, Ky., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.



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