Obituaries – 9/5/13

Published 9:49am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

David Strunk

May 2, 1937 — Sept. 1, 2013


David Strunk, 76, of South Point, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his residence. He was born may 2, 1937, in Allais, Ky., a son of the late George Strunk and Mary Caldwell Strunk.

He formerly worked at an auto parts manufacturing facility as a machinist in Cleveland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delphia Strunk. He is survived by four children, David C. (fiancée Stephanie) Strunk of South Point, Jerry Tomlin of Ironton, Debbie Tomlin (Marcello) Silvestri of Cleveland and Beverly (Don Harrison) Tomlin of Ravenna; one sister, Oleda Workman of Chauncey, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Nicole Sedgwick, Jeremy Tomlin, Anna Morgan, Amber Morgan, Alysa Cooper and Kayla Strunk; and six great-grandchildren, Jason, Brianna, Alex, Kaylee, William and Savannah.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with Pastor Clyde Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Ice Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday. Condolences may be expressed at



Delores Mullins

Dec. 2, 1944 — Aug. 31, 2013


Delores Jean Marcum Mullins, 68, of Marysville, formerly of Ironton, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville. She was born Dec. 2, 1944 ,in Kermit, W.Va., to the late Fred and Alice Rose Marcum. She was also preceded in death by her nephew, Scott Marcum, and her sister-in-law, Maxine Marcum.

A mental health technician, she retired from Memorial Hospital of Union County. She also served as a substitute teacher for kindergarten through high school in northwest Ohio. She was a graduate of Coal Grove High School in Coal Grove and received a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies from Ohio University. She was a member of Marysville Free Will Baptist Church. A loving wife and mother, she was deeply devoted to her family.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jesse R. Mullins, whom she married Feb. 5, 1971, in Wise, Va.; three children, Bob Mullins, Heather Lewis and Jason Mullins, all of Marysville; four grandchildren, Andrew Lewis, Nick Lewis, Kyle Mullins and Arianna Mullins; three brothers, Ermal Marcum of Coal Grove, Rether (Rose) Marcum and Paul (Nancy) Marcum, both of South Point; three sisters, Ruth (John) Dennin of Daytona Beach, Fla., Ines (Jim) Hollman of Huntsville, Texas and Dori (Mike) Willis of Coal Grove; her brothers-and sisters-in-law, James (Joan) Mullins, Mary (Frank) Salyers, Albert (Connie) Mullins, Dale (Rosemarie) Mullins, Steve Mullins, Clyde (Patty) Mullins, Teresa (Lee) Bridges, Sheila (Curt) Reynolds, Lisa (Pat) Wilds and Rita (Mike) Stamper; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Marysville Free Will Baptist Church where the family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul Bogenrife will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will also receive friends during a luncheon at the church following the cemetery interment. Condolences may be expressed to the family at




James Barry

Jan. 19, 1949 — Aug. 31, 2013


James Virgil Barry, 64, formerly of Patriot, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his residence in Milford, Ind., after an extended illness. James was born in Rush, Ky., on Jan. 19, 1949, the oldest son of the late James and Lucille (Davis) Barry. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Virgil and Myrtle Mae (Sammons) Davis; paternal grandparents Hiram and Martha (Justice) Barry; one brother, Harmon Ray Barry, and an infant daughter.

He is survived by his wife Debbie (Shibler)Barry;three sons, James(Jimmy) Virgil Barry II, of Ironton and Daniel Arnold Barry of Ashland, Ky., and Chancy Barry of Toledo; three daughters, Crystal Barry, of Ashland, Ky.; Brittney Renee Barr of, Milford, Ind.; Jayshree Patel of Ashland, Ky.; six grandchildren, Aqua Barry, Landon Barry, Tyson Barry, Rachael Barry, Billie Barry, Danny Barry, Chelsea Leer; one great-granddaughter, Kalen Salyers; six brothers,Tommy Barry, and William (Margie)Barr ,of Rio Grande, John Paul Barry, Pete(Denise)Barry, and Robert (Doris)Barry, all of Oak Hill, Timothy(Flo) Barry of Milford, n.d; and three sisters, Linda Black of Thurman, Maggie Brewer of Rio Grande and Mandy VanBibber of Wellston.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Friends and family may call today from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Burton Neace officiating. Burial will follow in Centerpoint Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to



Virginia Wolfe

Virginia Wolfe, 85, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Hospice House of Huntington, W.Va. She was the wife of Lawrence Wolfe, who survives. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.


Lois Tyo

April 29, 1944 — Sept. 2, 2013


Lois Faye Tyo, 69, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W. Va. The Waylon, Ky. native was born April 29, 1944, a daughter of the late Raymond and Esther Evans Alexander.

Lois attended Ashland City Schools and was a homemaker. She attended Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Greg Tyo; a brother, Paul Alexander; and a sister, Marieda Gullet.t

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gary Tyo whom she married May 6, 1960; daughter, Catherine Johnson of Ironton; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Brian Sturgill of Kitts Hill; son, John Tyo of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur R. and Linda Tyo of Zanesville; brother and sister-in-law, James and Christa Alexander of Ashland, Ky.; five grandchildren: Jamie Barnhart, Rebecca Tyo, Michael Johnson, Brandon Sturgill and Darren Tyo sister-in-law, Karen Tyo of South Point; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Faye Tyo of Ironton; and a very special friend and caregiver, Missy Summers of Ironton.

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



Betty Turvey

Sept. 30, 1923 — Sept. 3, 2013


Betty E. (Pemberton) Turvey, 89, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. The Coal Grove native was born Sept. 30, 1923, a daughter to the late Ernestine and Maude (Riedel) Pemberton. Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Bue” Turvey who passed away in 1995.

Mrs. Turvey was a 1941 graduate of Dawson Bryant High School. Betty went on to work as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney’s where she retired in 1989 after 23 years of service. She was the oldest member of Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Rock Hill Garden Club.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Marsha Kerns of Ironton; a son, Brent (Lavona) Turvey of Kitts Hill; four grandchildren: Kelli Howard of Ironton; Brent (Caryn) Turvey of Ironton; Ryan (Annika) Turvey of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Rachel Turvey of Ironton; six great grandchildren: Ashley Depriest of Pedro, Zachary Zornes of Ironton; Jason Howard of Ironton, Kylee Howard of Ironton, Luke Turvey of Ironton, and Sophie Turvey of Ironton; three sisters: Jean Fayne of Coal Grove, Alice Barber of Ironton, and Charlotte Clark of Ironton; and a brother-in-law: Merrill “Bud” Frische of Castalia.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty is preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Frische; a brother, Keith Pemberton; and a son-in-law, Jerry Kerns,

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, with Pastors Eddie Neel and Roger Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

In addition to flowers, the Turvey family has requested that donations be made in Betty’s memory to Community Hospice, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101, and Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church, 412 Washington, St., Coal Grove, Ohio 45638.

Pallbearers: Ryan Turvey, Brent Turvey, Zachary Zornes, Mark Depriest, Kevin Graves, B.J. Brammel, Brett Barber, Neal Barber.

Condolences may be made to the Turvey family by visiting




Donald Cotton

Donald Lee Cotton, 64, of Huntington, W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Second Presbyterian Church, Huntington, Rev. David Richards. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va. Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at




Thelma Adkins

Thelma Jean Henson Adkins, 67, of Huntington, W.Va., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. on Thursday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, by Rev. Eddie Salmons. Burial will follow in Getaway Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be held noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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