Obituaries — 9/8/13

Published 12:09am Sunday, September 8, 2013

Donald Webb

Donald Ray Webb, 72, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Ironton, passed away Aug. 25, 2013, at his home with family by his side. He was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Lawrence County, to Albert and Edith Webb.

He graduated from Rock Hill High School with the Class of 1959. He worked at Dayton Malleable of Ironton and Dayco Inc. of Ocala, Fla. He was a millwright by trade.

He left behind a loving wife of 53 years, Mrs. Eva Webb; five children, Deidra Lemaster, Angie Blankenship, Sherri Webb, Mike Webb and Dallas Webb, all of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Nathan Blankenship of Ironton, Dustin Lemaster, Shelby Webb, Jonathon Roberts, Michael Webb, Madison Webb and Brooke Webb, all of Ocala; one great-grandson, Brayden Lemaster of Ocala; two sisters, Janet Mckenzie of Kitts Hill and Linda Kay Spurlock of Chesapeake; and many nieces, nephews and family friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Albert and Edith Webb of Ironton; and five sisters and one brother, Mae McDonnie, Homer Webb, Betty Ashworth, Ruth Lambert, Mamie Jane Webb and Maxine Baldwin.

He was known as husband, dad, pappaw and pap. He will forever be missed by everyone. At his request there will be no funeral service. There will be a private ceremony for the family at a later date.



Edward Willis

Edward Louis Willis, 84, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Zoar Baptist Church, Coal Grove, with Pastor James Beals and Pastor James Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton.

Edward was born May 11, 1929, in Lawrence County, a son of the late Charles and Rhoda Holley Willis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Golda Thornsbury and Hattie New; brother, Kenneth Willis; and son, Rick Brown.

He retired after 33 years from Union Cemetery, Columbus, as an assistant superintendent, served in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of Zoar Baptist Church.

Edward is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean Young Willis; children, Chuck Willis, Edward Louis Willis Jr., James Willis, Jonathan Willis, Donald Willis, Ron Brown and Debra Southers; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Zoar Baptist Church. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed at



Freddie Chambers

Freddie C. Chambers, 76, of Ironton, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Janet Morgan Chambers, of Ironton. There will be a service at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Clarence Mathews

Clarence Dayrel Mathews, 62, of Proctorville, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Weser Mathews. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Getaway Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Clella Booth

Clella June “CJ” Booth, 54, of Crown City, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, by Pastor Randy Thompson. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Debbie Abbott

Debbie Hale Abbott, 58, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of South Point, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Charles Abbott. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Condolences may be expressed at



Melvin Black

Melvin D. Black, 48, of Burlington, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.


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