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Obituaries — 7/20/14

Published 12:03am Sunday, July 20, 2014

John Mullins

John William Mullins, 44, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. The Lawrence County native was born July 13, 1970, a son of Simeon A. “Buddy” Mullins Jr. of Ironton and the late Geneva F. Aldridge Mullins.

John was a 1988 graduate of Rock Hill High School and a former self-employed construction worker.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Samantha Mullin, of Ironton; a stepson, Channing Mullins, of Ironton; a brother, Don Mullins, of Ironton; three sisters, Kathy (Randy) Wilson, Ragina Hackworth, and Lois (Ike) Johnson, all of Ironton; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Blagg and the Rev. Jesse Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home and from noon Tuesday until the time of the service at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 

Geneva Mullilns

Geneva Faye Mullins, 72, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. The Lawrence County native was born July 26, 1941, a daughter of the late James William and Ethel Kidd Aldridge. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Simeon A. “Buddy” Mullins Jr. of Ironton.

Mrs. Mullins was a former employee for the Ohio Youth Center and a homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and was totally devoted to her family and church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Mullins; a sister, Laura Aldridge; seven brothers, William, Alvie, Charles, Kenneth, Lawrence, Stanley and Buddy Aldridge; and two half brothers, Chester Kidd and Ozie Aldridge.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Don Mullins, Kathy (Randy) Wilson, Ragina (late Dale) Hackworth, Lois (Ike) Johnson, all of Ironton; two sisters, Barbara (Lewis) Ellis and Kay (Bill) Davis; 13 grandchildren, Randall Wilson, David Wilson and fiancée Katlin Winkler, Crystal (Mark) Swed, Aaron (Stacy) McFann, Sarah (Rob) Byerly, Josh McFann, the late Joseph McFann, Amy McFann, Simeon “Artie” (Kayla) Mullins III, Andy (Alisha) Wilson, Bobbie (Kenny) Anderson, Samantha Mullins, and Channing Mullins; and 20 great grandchildren

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Blagg and the Rev. Jesse Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home and from noon Tuesday until the time of the service at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 

Niota Spicer

Niota (Tootie) Spicer, 96, of Ironton, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Triumph, Minnesota, native was born Oct. 8, 1917, a daughter of the late Carl L. and Alice Krusemark Witt.

Tootie attended Ironton City Schools. She worked for Wilson Sporting Goods in Ironton for 30 years retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1929, a member of the Order of Eastern Star #437, Kentucky Colonials Aux. in Ashland, AREME Club and El Hasa Patiolett. She has lived in the Ironton area since 1929.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lee Spicer who passed away on Oct. 17, 1995; three brothers, Leroy, Reuben and Russell Witt; and two sisters, Mavis Murnahan and Viola O’Leary.

Tootie is survived by a brother, Alden A. (Alice) Witt of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home. Donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 

Robert Darst

Robert Leroy Darst Jr., 50, of Proctorville, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, by Pastor Ronnie Tyree. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

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