Obituaries – 9/20/11

Published 9:29 am Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mary Ervin

Mary Ervin “Granno,” 73, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital with her family at her side.

She was born Aug. 25, 1938, a daughter of the late Aden Cartmell and the late Marie Tackett Cartmell Holeman. She was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and had three years’ attendance at Ohio University Southern Campus. She held several positions in our community along with being a Head Start teacher for the Community Action Organization.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Jean Cartmell and a brother, Ronald Cartmell.

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She is survived by a daughter, Margo Ervin of Ironton; a grandson, Brent Ervin and his wife, Teresa of Ironton; a sister, Glenda Smith and her husband, Vernon, of Flatwoods, Ky.; five brothers, Gary Robert “Bob” Cartmell and his wife, Jeannette of Coal Grove, Jim Cartmell and his wife, Judy, of Lake Milton, Fred Cartmell and his wife, Thelma, of Reynoldsburg, Loval Cartmell of California and Bill and his wife, Linda, of Florida; a granddaughter, Hannah Stapleton of Ironton; three great-grandchildren, Madison Ervin, Allyssa Ervin and Brent Tyler Ervin II; two nephews, Lee Craft and his wife, Jennifer, who were a son and daughter-in-law to her, and Vernon Craft and his wife, Sherry, of Ironton; an aunt, Stella Dalton of Raceland, Ky.; a special friend of 13 years, Melinda Russell of Ironton; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bob Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Friends and family may share memories or express their condolences to the family on the Facebook page for Brown Funeral Chapel.

The family has entrusted her care to Brown Funeral Chapel.

Stewart Alfrey

Stewart Roger “Alf” Alfrey 68 of Ironton, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born July 15, 1943, the son of the late Emmett and Oma Mae McGuire Alfrey. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Williams Alfrey whom he married Nov. 11, 1967.

Mr. Alfrey was a 1962 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School, an Air Force veteran, and was a masonry worker for AK Steel for 38 years, retiring in 2005. Mr. Alfrey was an avid golfer, bowler, and a fan of the Ironton Fighting Tigers.

In additon to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Jewell, Cassandra Sue Alfrey and Dolores Ann Alfrey.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Julie Ellen Alfrey of Ironton; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Amy Alfrey of South Point; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Fondalene Alfrey of Ironton and Phillip and Carol Alfrey of Ironton; three special friends, Paul Johnson, Ralph “Wolfman” Roberts and Don Battise, all of Ironton; and a childhood friend, Sonny Clark of Florida.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Lee Cremeans. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Charles Daniels

FLATWOODS, Ky. — Charles “Curtis” Daniels, 63, of Flatwoods, died at King’s Daughters Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. He was the husband of Vickie Porter-Daniels, who survives. Funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the Wurtland Church of God in Wurtland, Ky., with Bishops Tim French and Jim Daniels. Burial will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East with military honors by the VFW Post 8850 of Ironton.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements.