Obituaries — 4/11/12

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Betty Davis

Betty Jo Davis, 74, of Pedro, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

The Haverhill native was born Sept. 4, 1937, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mildred Collins Bruce. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald “Ron” Davis.

Betty attended Rock Hill Schools and was a homemaker. She was a former employee of the Lawrence County General Hospital and was of the Baptist faith.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronda Coleen; a son, Ronald Jeffrey and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Mildred Stewart Davis.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Alton Shuff of Ironton; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Angie Davis of Ironton; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise “Dee” and James Patton of Ironton; special grandchildren, Ashley Paige (Jennings) Estil of Barboursville, W.Va., who was raised in the home, Allison Bramblett, Brady Bramblett, both of Pedro, Kylie Davis of Ironton and Bradley Davis of McDermott; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Carrie Blanton, Elizabeth and Ronnie Lunsford all of Ironton, Janet and Tom Bowman of South Point, and Jane and Mike Lawhorn of Coal Grove; special friends, Mary and the late Tom Goody and Carol and Wayne Bryant.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Dave Schug officiating. Burial will follow in Hecla Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Todd Davis, Ronnie Lunsford, Alton Shuff, James Patton, Wayne Bryant, Darrell Davis and honorary pallbearers are Hardy Barker Jr. and Terry Barker. Donations may be made to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Bonnie Mollett

Bonnie Mollett, 49, of Ironton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.


Brenda Cooper

Brenda Kay Cooper, 56, of Lavalette, W.Va., formerly of Proctorville, died Tuesday April 10, 2012, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville.


Toni Black

Toni Nicole Black, 23, of Chesapeake, died Monday, April 9, 2012. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Phillip Thompson

Phillip Earl Thompson, 29, of South Point, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Burlington Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at