Obituaries – 11/10/13

Published 6:59pm Saturday, November 9, 2013

Linda K. Wilson Brown

March 3, 1950 – Nov. 8, 2013

Linda K. Wilson Brown, 63, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born March 3, 1950, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lenora Collins Wilson.

Ms. Wilson was a 1969 graduate of Ironton High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Greater Faith Apostolic Church in Ironton. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Brown; and a brother, Robert Lee Brown.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Eugene “Gene” Brown, of Ironton, and Paul Edward “Pete” Brown Jr., of Ironton; daughter Linda Darlene “Pint” Brown, of Ironton; six grandchildren, Anthony Carl Brown, Brooke Ashley Brown, Britany Che Brown, Caleb Michael Brown, Jeffrey Bryce Freels and his wife, Natalie, and Kennedi Michele Freels, all of Ironton; three sisters, Betty “Bay” Wilson, Mettie “Met” Martin and Janet Skaggs, all of Ironton; brother Lloyd “Bub” and Phyllis Wilson, of Ironton; and many other loved ones and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Faith Apostolic Church in Ironton with Pastor Jeremy Sherrill officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Greater Faith Apostolic Church. At the family’s request, donations may be made to the Greater Faith Apostolic Church Building Fund, 1305 S. Sixth St., Ironton, Ohio 45638.

Pallbearers will be Gene Brown, Pete Brown, Anthony Brown, Bryce Feels, David Skaggs and Wed Harmon.


Letitia Truchoweski

Letitia Truchoweski, 97, of Ironton, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.


James Warren Harless

James Warren Harless, 75, of Huntington, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville is in charge of arrangements.


Lagathia Faye Thompson

Aug. 7, 1933 – Nov. 8, 2013

Lagathia Faye Thompson, 80, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Lawrence County native was born Aug. 7, 1933, daughter of the late Charles (Fred) and Lula (Marie) Oaks Griffith.

Ms. Thompson attended Ironton High School and was of the Baptist faith. She was a former nurses aid at Lawrence County General Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Dufore; second husband, Roger Thompson; one granddaughter, Tenika Dufore; three grandsons, Austin Thompson, Joseph Thompson and J.D. Elswick; two sisters, Juanita Messenger and Alaphine Sisler; three brothers, Charles (Pete) Griffith, William Griffith and Robert Griffith.

She is survived by three daughters, Gay (Frank) Littlejohn, of Ironton, Pamela (Jim) Coleman, of Ironton, and Cheryl (Dale) Nolan, of Ironton; four sons, Charles (Jackie) Dufore, of Ironton, Kevin (Mary Ann) Dufore, of Ironton, Roger (Donna) Thompson, of Ironton, Harold (Pat) Dufore, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and special friend, James Estep, of Ironton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Haverhill Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Maggie Jane Wiley

Jan. 30, 1928 – Nov. 8, 2013

Maggie Jane Wiley, 85, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at her residence. The Scioto County native was born Jan. 30, 1928, the daughter of the late William R. and Mickie Sprouse Tasker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wiley, on March 26, 1957

Ms. Wiley attended Green High School and loved life. Her work and her hobbies were her passion and she greatly enjoyed them all. She was a former cafeteria manager for the Salvation Army in Florida and worked in food service locally for many years. She worked for local restaurants like The Hamburger Inn, Frisch’s Big Boy and Bryant’s Nursing Home, to name a few. She loved to dance, travel, was an avid gardener and loved being in the sun.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Abby Lucas; a son-in-law, Frank Conley; and a brother-in-law, Bill Deck.

She is survived by daughter, Beverly Conley, of Ironton; son and daughter-in-law William “Raymond” and Vickie Wiley, of Greenup, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law Ruth and Don Lucas, of Galloway, Ohio; a sister, Betty Deck, of Franklin Furnace; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home in Ironton with Dr. Tim Eades and the Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m. and Monday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave. Suite 301, Nashville, TN. 37203. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Aimee Catherine Jones Long

June 27, 1978 – Nov. 6, 2013

Aimee Catherine Jones Long, 35, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at her residence. The Ironton native was born June 27, 1978, the daughter of Tami Jones, of Ironton.

Ms. Long was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and received a bachelor’s degree in library science from the University of Maine. She was a freelance writer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Long; and great-grandparents Charles and Emma Lewis.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Kirk Long, of Ironton; a sister, Leila Jones, of Ironton; maternal grandmother Barbara Click, of Ironton; maternal grandfather Thomas J. Jones, of Coal Grove; and fiancée Robert Garlock III, of Catlettsburg, Ky.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Pine Grove Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit







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