Obituaries — 3/15/13

Published 8:58am Friday, March 15, 2013

Betty Roberts

Betty Marie Roberts, 61, of Lexington, Ky., passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton. The Lawrence County native was born July 23, 1951, a daughter to the late, Stacy Wilson and Kathleen (Kingrey) Adkins.

Betty was a 1969 graduate of Symmes Valley High School. She went on to work as a cashier at Wal-Mart and also enjoyed working as a seamstress. Betty was of the Baptist faith.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Traci Newkirk of Lexington and Sandy Moore of Texas; two sisters, Linda Gore of Ironton and Cheri Prichard of Ashland, Ky.; two brothers, Jack Wilson of Willow Wood and Terry (Chrissty) Adkins of Ironton; five grandchildren, Michael Porter, Jr. of Lexington, Lauren Conner of Richmond, Ky., Vanessa Moore of Pennsylvania, Kayla Moore of Texas and Bobby Moore of Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Austin Conner of Richmond, Noah Conner of Richmond, Breanna Milligan of Pennsylvania, Micah Milligan of Pennsylvania and Troy Moore of Texas. In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by a son, Danny Lee Selvage II; a brother, Kevin Wilson; and a stepfather, Clifford Adkins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home with Brother Chad Pemberton officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Brethren Cemetery. Visitation will from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be given online to the Roberts family by visiting


 Norma Bryant

Norma Bryant, 83, of Ironton, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at home. She was born to Morris and Mabel Bryant on May 18, 1929. She graduated from Dawson-Bryant High School in 1947.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack; a sister, Clarice Birkel; and special niece, Dreama Cox. She is survived by four sisters, Helen Hankins, Joan Bryant, Donna Keaton and Connie Lambert; very special home caregivers, Emma Hunt, Samantha Chaffin, and Ethel Vinatter; and a special niece raised in her home, Debra Haney. She was like a mother to all of her nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Never thinking of herself, she always made sure everybody else was taken care of. She took care of her parents until their death. She worked as a clerk for Presnell’s Drugstore.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Saturday at Woodland Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Ronnie Henderson officiating.



Eltha Naditz

A memorial service for Eltha Naditz will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Gateway Baptist Church, 312 S. Sixth St., with Scott Jenkins officiating.


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