Obituaries — 11/1/13Published 10:31am Friday, November 1, 2013
Robert Lee Dalton, 73, of Proctorville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He was born on Feb. 24, 1940, the son of the late Leamon W. Dalton and Mildred Beckett Dalton and brother of the late Billy Mack Dalton.
After attending Harding University, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture. His architectural firm, Robert L. Dalton Architects, was located in Chesapeake, and he was a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Dalton was the architect of many Tri-State area buildings. He was a member and elder of the Rome Church of Christ. Mr. Dalton was a past board president of Midwestern Children’s Home. He was also the past president of the Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce and served on the boards of many other area nonprofit organizations. He also served on the regional board of US Bank, and was an instrumental lobbyist for the funding of the Chesapeake Bypass in Lawrence County through his work with the Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Committee.
In March of 2011 a bridge on the Proctorville section of the bypass was named for Mr. Dalton. Saturday, March 19, 2011, was proclaimed Robert Dalton day in Lawrence County as a celebration of his many contributions to the county.
Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Edwards Dalton; his son, Grant Beckett Dalton (Jennifer Jones Dalton), of Birmingham, Ala., and a daughter, Anna Beth Dalton Lewis (Christopher Lewis), of Dublin. He had five grandchildren, Claire and Dalton Lewis, and Beckett, Spencer and Annika Dalton.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rome Church of Christ in Proctorville by Mr. Brad Poe. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Midwestern Children’s Home; Box 48; Pleasant Plain, Ohio 45162. Hall Funeral Home Proctorville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
Marjorie Darlene Brown, 88, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a local health care facility. The Ironton native was born Aug. 26, 1925, the daughter of the late Beckham Smith and Carrie J. McCarty Smith Besco. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Eugene “Happy” Brown, who passed away Sept. 21, 1995.
Mrs. Brown was a 1943 graduate of Ironton High School and a member of the Main Street Freewill Baptist Church in Coal Grove. She was also a member of Izaac Walton League of America. She was a former employee for the Area Agency on Aging.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Jean Brown; two granddaughters, Patricia Ann Brown and Teresa Lynn Brown; two brothers, Carl Smith and Donnie Smith; and two sons-in-law, Ronald Gaffney and Jim Workman.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Kaye Gaffney, of Ironton, and Barbara Darlene Workman, of Ironton; five sons, Paul Edward and Carla Brown, of Coal Grove, Charles “Chuck” Eugene and Sandy Brown, of Coal Grove, Harold Rodney “Rod” Brown, of Ironton, Larry Robert and Karen Brown, of Portsmouth, and Jerald “Jerry” Lee and Charlotte Brown, of Deering; a sister, Barbara Kleinman, of Chiefland, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Joan Hughes, of Coal Grove.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Main Street Freewill Baptist Church in Coal Grove with the Rev. Paul Bartrum officiating. Burial will follow in the LaGrange Cemetery and visitation will be Saturday from 3-4 p.m. at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Thomas Ray Sites, 57, of Ironton, died on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born in Lawrence County, on March 24, 1956, the son of the late Thomas Sites and Imogene Johnson Sites. He worked in maintenance and HVAC for Embassy Suites in Florida. Survivors include two sisters, Wanda McSorley, of Toledo, and Nellie Rice, of Ironton; his friend, William (Bill) Tomlinson, of Huntington, W.Va.; one aunt, Ruby Akers; and one nephew Kenny Rice, both of Oakwood. There will be no public services. O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.