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Arch B. Worley

Arch B. Worley, 87, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2011, with his faithful friend, Poodle Rusty, on his lap.

Arch was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Pedro. He was son of the late Earl and Pearle M. Harper Worley.

He was employed by CSX Railway as a machinist in the wheel room until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Collette during World War II. He established two scholarships at Ohio University Southern for Ironton High School graduates.

Arch was an avid walker at the Ashland Town Center Mall, in Ashland, Ky., walking daily for 22 years. For many years, he loved to ride his bicycle around Ironton.

Survivors include his loving daughter, Vicki Bertram and husband Mickey, who were his faithful caregivers for the last two years; a grandson, Mike Bertram (Hope); a sister-law, Sandra Currington Benson (Hank); a niece, Stacy Benson Niethammer (Jason); a great niece, Allie Niethammer and numerous other nieces  and nephews. He will also be missed by his special and faithful friends, Bob Workman, Jim Miller, Roy Miller, Imogene Carey, David Smith and many others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Georgene Howard Worley; a daughter, Gwendolyn Sue Worley; and his brothers Clyde Worley and Buell “Pete” Worley.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call on 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.