Obituaries — 10/18/13

Published 11:36am Friday, October 18, 2013

Helen Nelson

Helen Virginia Nelson, 78, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her residence. The Floyd County, Ky., native was born April 12, 1935, the daughter of the late Malcolm and Draxie Vance Stevens.

Mrs. Nelson attended McDowell County, Ky., schools, and was a former nursing assistant for Bryant Health Center, retiring in 1998, after 28 years. She was a member of the LaGrange Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Dalton; her second husband, Paul E. Nelson; three brothers, Edgar Stevens, Frank Stevens and Doug Stevens; and stepdaughter, Betty Bailey.

She is survived by daughter, Tana Klaiber and her husband, Bill, of Ironton; son, Freddie J. Dalton, of Ironton; daughter, Kathy Sue Dalton, of Ironton; son, Charlie Dalton and his wife, Selina, of Ironton; stepdaughters, Karen Keaton and her husband, Clancy, and Mary Beth Walters and her husband, Sam, all of Ironton; two sisters, Eleanor Moore, of New Haven, Ind. and Mary Lou Holt, of Petersburg, Va.; son-in-law, Bill Bailey, of Ironton; 12 grandchildren, B.J. Stewart, Kevin Klaiber, Mandy Klaiber, Dean Ferguson Jr. Jennifer Singleton, Cheyenne Dalton, Aaron Dalton, Gracie Dalton, Robin Bailey, Amanda Gillenwater, Tessa Gore and Matthew Walters; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Aaron Abner officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Henrietta Driggers

Henrietta Kelly Driggers, 84, of Laurel, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Henrietta was born April 29, 1929, in South Point, to Clarabelle (Walden) and Harvey Lykins. A Venice, Fla., resident since 1964, she was an elementary and middle school teacher for 31-plus years.

Henrietta received a master’s degree in education and was an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa Honor Society. She was a member of the American Sewing Guild (The Sew Chics), Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, member of the Venice Community Center and was a master of arts and crafts.

She was preceded in death by husbands, William C. Kelly, and Everett W. Driggers; daughter, Janet Sue Kelly; sisters, Phyllis, Nancy and Eloise; and brother, Darl. Survivors include her daughter, Jean Driggers Fox (Tom), of Venice, Fla.; sons, William M. Kelly (Mary Alice), of Warsaw, Ind., Tim Kelly (Trisha), of Vista, Calif., Bill Driggers (BJ), of Franklin, N.C., Edward Driggers, of Sarasota, Fla., and Charles Driggers (Wendy), of Brigham City, Utah; sisters, Clara Roberts, of Milton, Fla., Mary Davis, of Lansing, Mich., Alice Henke, of Maryville, Tenn., 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at First Baptist Church in Venice followed by a graveside service at Gulf Pines Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Venice, 312 Miami Ave. W., Venice, FL 34285. To share a memory visit



Billy Hankins

Billy Hankins, 77, of Ironton, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Hankins. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.



Linda Roberts

Linda S. Roberts, 65, of South Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral will be at noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church of South Point with Pastor Daniel Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home and an hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be expressed at



Shari Bandy

Shari Darlene Bandy, 52, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.


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