Obituaries — 8/22/13

Published 11:11am Thursday, August 22, 2013

Helen Albin

Helen Marlene Lester Albin, 76, of Lynchburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 in Lynchburg. Mrs. Albin was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Ironton, a daughter of the late L. R. and Dorothea McKee Lester. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Benjamin Albin. She had been a volunteer at the Southside Regional Medical Center and served as an election officer for more than 20 years. She also operated an antique store on Grove Street in Petersburg, Va., for 15 years. She loved to sew and was an avid chicken figurine collector. Surviving are three children, Jack (Teresa) Bowling of Flatwoods, Ky., Camden (Glen) Gumpman of Lynchburg and Johnna (Robert) Dillow of Florida; a sister, Judy (Jerry) Walters of Florida two brothers, David (Linda) Lester and Bobby Lester, both of South Point; and seven grandchildren, Christopher Bowling, Micah (Ashli) Bowling, Sarah (Landon) Combs, Beth Otto, Catherine (Logan) Springer, Bonnie Gumpman and Jacob Dillow.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point with Pastor Danny Brown of Flatwoods Free Will Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 33805.



Connie Miller

Connie (Ruth) Miller, 73, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. The Ironton native was born Feb. 1, 1940, a daughter to the late Otha Lee “Dick” and Sarah Mae (Miller) Ruth.  Connie is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, James Miller.

Mrs. Miller was a 1958 graduate of Ironton High School.  Connie was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ironton and she served in many different functions of the church.  She also served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts Pack 105 and was also a member of the Ironton Garden Club.

In addition to her husband, Connie is survived by

two sons, Joseph Miller and Jon Miller both of Ironton;

a sister, Pat (James L.) Miller of Ironton; three nieces; four nephews; and eight great nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 12 p.m. on Friday at the Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Barnes officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online to the Miller family by visiting



Herman Hensley

Herman Sheldon Hensley, Jr., 63, of Chesapeake, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington, W. Va.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. There will be an inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Grace Wall

Grace Jane Wall, 90, of Huntington, W.Va., died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

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