Obituaries — 8/27/13

Published 9:05am Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jackie Hanshaw

Jackie “J.R.” Lee Hanshaw II, 48, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Community Hospice, Ashland, KY. He was born Sept. 1, 1964, in Ironton, the son of the late Jackie Lee Hanshaw I and Anna Lee Hicks of Ironton who survives. He is also survived by his wife of 27 years, Therese M. (Brown) Hanshaw of Franklin Furnace, whom he married Sept. 12, 1985.

Jack was a machinist for McSweeneys, Inc. and was an avid motorcyclist. He was of the non-denominational faith.

In addition to his wife and mother, Jack is also survived by one daughter, Jenna Marie Hanshaw of Franklin Furnace; a mother-in-law, Nella Marie Brown of Ironton four brothers, Marvin Gullett of Somerset, Ky., Richard Gullett of Catlettsburg, Ky., Denver Gullett of Somerset and Scott Hanshaw of Ashland, Ky.; and one sister, Tracy Hanshaw of Ironton.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Cremeans officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Condolences may be made to the Hanshaw family online by visiting



James Hall

James “Jim” Hall, Jr., 71, of South Point, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. The Ironton native was born April 3, 1942, the son of the late James Hall Sr. and Winona Chatfield Hall.

Mr. Hall retired in 1996 after 35 years as a construction worker with Laborer’s Union Local #83. He attended South Point Schools growing up and really enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Jean Bolden and Betty Lou Moore; and one brother, George Hall.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Sue Starr Hall whom he married March 25, 1963; son and daughter-in-law, James J. and Rhonda Rae Hall of Ironton; daughter, Karen Hall of South Point; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Phillip Wagner of Kitts Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Burns of Ironton; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Danny Sullivan of Ironton; daughter, Rhonda Hall Maynard of Ironton; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Blankenship, Johnna Hosey, Tori Mitchell, Jeff Burns, Emily Burns, Corey Wright, Dylan Maynard, Cameron Maynard, Rebecca Wagner and Brooke Wagner; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Hern and Rosemary Woods, both of Coal Grove; sister-in-law, Alice Hall of Ironton; three sons-in-law, Chris Maynard, John Allen, and Blair Wright; and also survived by several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Plummer officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Paxson and Roman Joy

Paxson Jase Joy and Roman Nash Joy, infant sons of Zane and Trisha Finley Joy, passed Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati.

Paxson and Roman were loved and will be greatly missed by their parents and well the rest of the family.

Surviving are paternal grandfather and his wife, Jeff and Staci Joy of Huntington, W.Va.; paternal grandmother and her husband, Coby and Mike Donta of Summit, Ky.; maternal grandparents, Ray and Tammy Finley of South Point; paternal great grandparents, Jim and Susan Joy of Proctorville; maternal great grandparents, Paul and Barbara Finley of Huntington; maternal grandmother, Hester Nichols of South Point; paternal aunt and uncle, Devan and Tom Peck of Huntington; and cousin, Enzo Peck of Huntington.

Paxson and Roman were preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Douglas Nichols; and paternal grandparents, John Seay and Dorothy Seay.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bowcott Cemetery with Pastor Trent Carpenter officiating. Directions to Bowcott Cemetery are you take Route 2 to Pliny, W.Va., and turn right onto Jerry’s Run Road, go approximately 8 miles and the cemetery is on the right beside the Mount Union Church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Lawrence Williams

Lawrence “Larry” Evans Williams, 71, of Chesapeake, died on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. He was the husband of Sally Stover Williams, who survives.

Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville by the Rev. Ford Price. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Billie Ratliff

Billie Lee Ratliff, 76, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Ironton, passed on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his residence. Graveside service was on Aug. 25, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with Brother Scott Russell officiating.

Arrangements were by Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


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