Obituaries — 8/1/13

Published 8:41am Thursday, August 1, 2013

Johnnie Davis

Johnnie Cleon Davis, 75, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Scottown, to the late Amos and Esther (Pitts) Davis. He was a graduate of Waterloo High School and retired from ODN. He also worked for White Westinghouse for 24 years and was a member of Moose Lodge #11, Columbus Lodge #30 F&AM, the Scottish Rite, and the Shriners. John enjoyed lifting weights at the Hilltop Y.M.C.A and spending time with his grandson, Nathan.

He also treasured the years spent with his nephew Miles Yetter and his dog, Sammy Davis. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his twin brother, James; brother, Don; sisters, Eloise and Beulah Mae.

He is survived by his wife, of 29 years, Sharon; daughters, Lisa (Michael) Bright, Robin Smith, and Kathy (Jeff) Hill-Morris; grandchildren, Kayla, Karla, Justin, and Nathan; brothers, Kenneth (Loretta) and Carl; sisters, Doris, Alma, and Nellie; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 22607. Please visit to share memories or extend condolences.



Matthew Simpson

Matthew “Matt” Eugene Simpson, 37, of Ironton, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Ironton. He was born Sept. 6, 1975. He was the son of the late Beverly Ann Fout Simpson. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Wendell and Beverly J. Simpson; and stepsister, Angela Goodman of Ironton. He was a member of Linville Baptist Church and a Rock Hill High School graduate. He worked at the former W.W. Mays Vault Comp. In keeping with Matt’s wishes a committal service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mamre Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Linville Baptist Church with Mike Triplett officiating. O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Randall Jones

Randall Edward Jones, 64, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center Huntington, W,Va. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery Proctorville. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Fred Sisler

Fred Sisler, 70, of Ironton, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.



Ronald Jenkins

Ronald E. Jenkins, 57, of Kitts Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.





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