Obituaries – 3/27/13

Published 9:46am Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Roger Kelley

July 26, 1946-March 25, 2013

Roger Wayne Kelley, 66, of Ironton, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Lawrence County native was born July 26, 1946, the son of the late James Albert and Rachel Owens Kelley.

Mr. Kelley was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and a former truck driver for the Waterloo Coal Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Kelley.

He is survived by a daughter, Lorrie and Dennis Kingrey of Ironton; a son, Matthew Shane Gannon of North Carolina; four brothers, Danny Kelley, Ted Kelley, and Charles Kelley, all of Ironton, and Jeff Kelley of Powellsville; two sisters, Rita Layne and Daisy Stamper, both of Ironton; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home with Kenny Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenny Kelley, Dennis W. Kingrey, Jim Kelley, Kevin Kelley, Richard Kelley, and Jerad Maynard. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



William Montgomery

William Ernest Montgomery, 89, of Scottown, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Visitation will be today from 6 until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Darrell Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at Perkins Ridge Cemetery. Gallipolis VFW Post 4464 will conduct military graveside rites. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Wanda Taylor

Feb. 20, 1925-March 26, 2013

Wanda N. Taylor, 88, of Crown City, died Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Naomi Bryan, who along with Wanda’s granddaughter, Stephanie Unroe, provided care and comfort to her in her final days.

Wanda was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Ironton, daughter of the late Wheeler and Mary Sanders Holston. In addition to her parents, Wanda is preceded by her beloved husband, Russell D. Taylor whom she married in 1941 and he preceded her in 2000, two sons, Russell L. Taylor, and John R. Taylor, a daughter, Edna Joyce Taylor, son-in-law, Ronald Cordrey, and two daughters-in-law, Judy Taylor, and Judith Copley Taylor.

Wanda is survived by her children, Jim Taylor of Patriot, Jane (John) Gilbert of Huntington, with whom Wanda made her home for many years, Jean (Robert) Gillispie of New Haven W.Va., Naomi (Gary) Bryan of Crown City, Pam (Roger) Cordrey of Galion, Debra (Dave) Carpenter of Patriot, Jessie (Betty Jo) Taylor of Gallipolis, Jacqueline Cordrey of Crestline, and a daughter-in-law, Janie Taylor of Gallipolis; 31 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. Wanda is loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens on Neighborhood Road in Gallipolis, with Pastor Phil Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 810 Second Ave., Gallipolis on Friday from 6-8 p.m. An online guest registry is available at



Martha Lease

Martha Ann Lease, 86, of Burlington, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Heartland of Riverview. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with Rev. Dr. Douglas C. Carter officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation may call one hour prior to the service Friday. Condolences may be expressed at

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