Obituaries — 10/20/13

Published 12:16am Sunday, October 20, 2013

Patricia Dalton

Patricia Ann Dalton, 83, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.. The Lawrence County native was born Aug. 27, 1930, the daughter of the late Horace and Ethel Owenby Dean. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Dalton, who passed away in 1993.

Mrs. Dalton was a 1948 graduate of Ironton High School and a retired teller with the Citizens Bank and BancOhio in Ironton. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and loved to travel to Myrtle Beach every year for the past 50 years.

She is survived by a sister, Carol Seal, of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Betty Dalton, of Ironton; a brother-in-law, Jack Walker, of Ironton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Woodland Cemetery, section 11, with Pastor Rob Hale officiating. There will be no public visitation and donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2318 S. Fourth St., Ironton.

Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Linda Roberts

Linda S. Roberts, 65, of South Point, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Paul Wooton and Lois Jean Turner Wooton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Roberts; and a sister, Carolyn Moore. She is survived by her children, Danny (Christy) Roberts, David Roberts and Clifford (Kristina) Roberts; and eight grandchildren, Emily Wise, Beth Roberts, Jonathan Roberts, Devin Roberts, Ethan Roberts, Haley Johnson, Landon Roberts and Kaylee Roberts.

Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church of South Point with Pastor Daniel Beaver officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be expressed at


Billy Hankins

Billy “Bill” Carl Hankins, 77, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Beckley, W.Va., native was born Feb. 2, 1936, the son of the late Orval and Jettie Aaron Hankins. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Brown Hankins, whom he married July 16, 1959.

Mr. Hankins attended Monitor and Pedro Schools. He was an Army Reserve and National Guard Veteran and laborer with the Local 83 Labor Union in Portsmouth. He was a member of the Hanging Rock Apostolic Church of God and loved singing and working for the Lord. His life was dedicated to God and the church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Lucille Kelly, June Vance, Lorraine Fields, Barbara Jenkins and Carolyn Bond; one brother, Joseph Hankins; an infant brother and sister; and one great-granddaughter, Aubree Erin Hill.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Kimberly S. Hill and her husband Robert, of Ironton; son, William Michael Hankins and his wife Sally, of Pedro; son, Randy Lee Hankins, of Ironton; daughter, Rhoda Christine Sheppard and her husband Dewey, of Ironton; 10 grandchildren. J. R. Hankins, Aaron Hill, Ryan Hankins, Scott Hankins, Jettie Short, Amber Shope, Drew Hill, Julia-Rose Sheppard, Hannah Sheppard and Gracie Sheppard; and 16 great-grandchildren, with the last one being born Wednesday evening and named Billy Carl Hankins in his great-grandfather’s honor.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hanging Rock Apostolic Church of God with Elder Glenn Jenkins and other Elders of the church officiating. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the service. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Daniel Compliment

Daniel (Dan) Joseph Compliment, 63, of Coal Grove, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at home. The Coal Grove native was born Aug. 1,1950, the son the late Paul and Ruth Kantor Compliment. He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church and retired from National Mines and Weber’s Florist.

Survivors include his wife, Tonya Saunders Compliment; one daughter, Carrie; and Tonya’s children, Wendell, Crystal and Jeremiah; grandchildren Jacob, Brea, at home, Andrew, Alyx, Helen and Emmett; and two brothers, John (Paul) Compliment, William (Bill) Compliment.

In keeping with Dan’s wishes of cremation, interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Lenora Whitley

Lenora Mae Whitley, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of South Point, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Caterina’s Care Home, Mesa. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, by Pastor Jerry Galloway. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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