Published 10:04am Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Arthur Gustin

Oct. 29, 1937 — Dec. 23, 2013


Arthur Philip Gustin, 76, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born Oct. 29, 1937, a son to the late Nick and Helen Holderby Gustin.

Phil was a graduate of Green High School and a truck driver for Gustin Brothers. He formerly attended the Haverhill United Methodist Church. His hobbies included boating, racing and making candles and he was well-known for his catch phrase, “Bull’s A**.”

In addition to his parents a son, David Nicholas Gustin, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving daughter and buddy, Parletta “Party” Fannin, of Chesapeake; a son, Michael Gustin, of Ironton; a daughter, Andrea Ruggles, of Chesapeake; two brothers, Roger Gustin, of Franklin Furnace, and Bill Gustin, of Haverhill; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; Priscilla Rogers, of Oak Hill; and Stephanie Hall, of Flatwoods, Ky. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Haverhill Cemetery with pastor Mike Musser officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home in Ironton. Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



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