Obituaries — 3/28/14

Published 11:41am Friday, March 28, 2014

Daniel Wikoff

Daniel James Wikoff Jr., 67, of Kitts Hill, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born Aug. 17, 1946, a son of the late Daniel James Wikoff and Ruth Iris Cannon Wikoff. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deborah Diane Tipton Wikoff.

Mr. Wikoff was a 1964 graduate of Ironton High School and was a National Guard veteran. He was a retired employee for AK Steel, where he worked in the rigger and maintenance shops for 34 years. He was a member of the Waterloo Masonic Lodge, loved to hunt and fish and drag racing. He also loved the Ironton Fighting Tigers and Ohio State University football. He was a devout Christian, a member of Mamre Baptist Church and a loving father.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa “Missy” Dawn Wikoff, of Ironton; a son, Michael David Wikoff, of Kitts Hill; four grandchildren, Michael Jr., Lauren, Ajay and Jeb, all of Ironton; and a brother, Jeffrey Alan Wikoff, of Chesapeake.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with pastor Lenny Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Mamre Cemetery and visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Sandra Hostler

Sandra Kay Hostler, 69, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Cleona Liston

Cleona Ruth Liston, 95, of South Point, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at home. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Dusty Thompson

Dusty Danielle Justice-Thompson, 22, of Ashland, Ky., died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by her husband, Seth Thompson. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville by pastor Jim Kessick and pastor Dale Barnett. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens in Miller. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at





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