Published 8:43am Friday, February 28, 2014

Mary Murphy
Mary C. Murphy, 77, of Columbus, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Mary earned her A.R.T. degree in medical records and worked for The Ohio State University Hospital for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Jana, Alicia and Jamie Murphy; sister, Carolyn Sexton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. in Worthington. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the charity of the donors’ choice.
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Ernest McKnight
Ernest (Tob) McKnight, 84, of Ironton, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Faye McKnight. He was born March 18, 1929, to the late John (Blackie) Edward and Iva Rucker McKnight.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from the City of Ironton as the street superintendent. He attended the God’s Holiness Mission. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. He is also survived by one daughter, Vickie Sirmons, of Island Grove, Fla.; and two sons Rick (Kathy) McKnight, of Ironton,  and Ernest McKnight Jr., of Kitts Hill.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beatrice Grizzle
Beatrice Hickman-Grizzle, 82, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Woodland Oaks in Ashland. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky. Burial will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

William Felty
William Felty, 76, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Flatwoods, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb, 25, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Linda Burton-Felty, of Lexington. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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