Obituaries — 4/7/13

Published 12:36am Sunday, April 7, 2013

Donald H. Clark

Donald H. Clark, 68, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Arabia native was born Oct. 25, 1944, the son of Arthur Clark of Arabia who survives and the late Alice Arbaugh Clark.

Mr. Clark attended Waterloo schools, was a former employee for Ironton Iron for 15 years and a former Symmes Valley School District bus driver. He was a licensed blacksmith/farrier and enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Ohio Horse Club and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Dawn Clark.

In addition to his father, he is survived by sons, Timmy Clark and his wife, Valerie of Utah, Brian Keith Clark of Ironton, Shawn P. Clark and his wife, Melissa of Ironton, Todd E. Clark of Patriot, Charles R. Clark and his wife, Rhonda of Arabia; daughters, Belinda Hawks and her husband, Randy of Vinton, Kelly S. Clark of Kitts Hill; four brothers, Wayne Emory and Nancy Clark of Arabia, Mike and Sharon Hairston, Wesley and Lisa Hairston, and Jeff and Andrea Hairston all of Ironton, his fiancée, Sue Joseph of Ironton; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton with the Rev. Randy Patrick officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Children’s Hunger Alliance Central Ohio Region, Attn. Sharon Marshall, 370 South 5th Street, Columbus, OH. 43215. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Richard Robinson

Richard “Rich” Sands Robinson, III, 30, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky., at 1 p.m. today with Pastor Todd Young. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Online condolences may be left for the family at



Ruth Bartram

Ruth Bartram, 82, of Ironton, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.



Dorothy Zimmerman

Dorothy Zimmerman, of Coal Grove died Saturday, April 6, 2013. Arrangements are pending at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.



Homer Bowling

Elder Homer E. Bowling, 84, of Westwood, Ky., died April 4, 2013, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at the Westwood United Baptist Church on Hoods Creek Pike, Westwood, Ky., by Elders Larry Salyers, Lewis Baier and Patrick Gilliland. Visitation will begin today at 5 p.m. at Preston Family Funeral Home, 3526 State Route 5, Ashland, Ky. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1840 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101. Condolences may be sent to the family at




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