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Obituaries – 5/13/12

James Lewis

James Lawrence Lewis, 62, of Ironton, passed away May 9, 2012, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky.

The Huntington, W.Va., native was born on Jan. 17, 1950, the first son to Francis Lucille Brooks Lewis Asberry of Burlington and the late Donald Ray Lewis, Sr.  Jimmy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Verajean Freeman Lewis.

In addition to his mother and wife, Jimmy is survived by five sons, John Albert (Roxann) Sudderth, Julius Antonio Sudderth, Roland Edward Sudderth, James Sudderth and Donald R. (Moniqua) Lewis all of Ironton; three daughters, Jeannie (Charles) Brown, Jeannette H. Sudderth and Deborah L. Sudderth all of Ironton; five brothers, Donald R. Lewis, Jr., Ervin W. Lewis, John R. (Kim) Lewis, Calvin Lewis, and Jeffrey Lewis; four sisters, Mary (Joe) Keith, Marilyn Lewis, Donna Gail Spencer, and Karen Holroyd; 30 grandkids that will continue loving him; many great and great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews that will never forget his love for them.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Donald R. Lewis, Sr.; a son, Andrew Sudderth; a brother, Tommy Lewis and a sister, Janet Lynn Lewis.

Jimmy was a multi-task person that never told anyone “no”.  If he could help them, he would.  He loved to drink coffee and fish.  His life was always about giving to others even when sickness began to take over, he still wanted to help others and especially on Thursdays when he looked forward to being with a special grandson, Marquez Yancey. His goal in life was to make someone happy and he did just that.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at the Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home with Minister Douglas Carter and Pastors Emmanuel and Christina Anthony officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery with military rites by the V.F.W. Post 8850. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be given online at www.tracybrammerfh.com.


Cynthia Holmes

Cynthia (Cindy) Kay Holmes, 56, of Ironton, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, in Ashland, Ky. following an extended illness.

She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1974 and attended Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. She was employed at Lawrence County General Hospital in Ironton and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky., where she retired as a central service technician.

Cindy was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Robert Holmes, Jr. and his granddaughter, Adalyn Ann Iery.

She is survived by her parents, Bob and Freda Rose Holmes as well as six brothers and sisters, Barbara Rose Holmes, Mary Ann (Hal) Newhouser, John Michael (Connie) Holmes, James Andrew Holmes, Iris Kristina (Bill) Kimbley and Patrick Joseph (Missy) Holmes. She is also survived by several nieces, and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home on Monday, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the Rosary being at 11a.m. The funeral Mass will be noon at Saint Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. The burial service will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.


Irene Orrick

Irene Orrick, wife of Jim Orrick, departed this life May 9, 2012, at her home in Pewee Valley, Ky. She was born in Elliott County, Ky., on Oct. 7, 1936, the daughter of Elmer and Laura Conn Skeens. She attended Lexington Baptist College and Marshall University. She was a member of Storms Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was a devoted Christian, wife, and mother. After rearing her children, she taught English literature and composition at both Marshall University and the Ironton branch of Ohio University. She was the personification of Proverbs 31:10-31.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Orrick and three children, Cindy Orrick Reid of West Point, Miss.; Jim Scott Orrick, LaGrange, Ky., and Ann Wohlfarth, Williamsburg, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

At her request, private graveside services will be conducted by the family at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morehead, Ky. In lieu of flowers the family requests that gifts be sent to Baptist Faith Missions, P.O. Box 471280, Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280 or to Storms Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund, 41 Township Rd. 276 South, South Point, OH, or to Hosparus Hospice Organization, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205.


Darrell Blevins

Darrell Blevins, 63, of Webbville, Ky., died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Loretta Chaffin Blevins, who survives. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. with Gerald Ferguson officiating.  Burial will follow in East Carter County Memory Gardens.  Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Sparks Funeral Home.


Abbey Hamilton

Abbey Bentley Hamilton, 28, of Coal Grove, died on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Arrangements pending at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home


Waldo Nance

Waldo Nance, Jr., 49, of Scottown, left us to go home with the Lord Friday, May 11, 2012, to meet his father, Waldo Nance, his mother, Vivina Sowards and grandchild, Herschel Stanley.

He was born  April 19, 1963, in Springfield.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory a wonderful wife of 30 years, Tammy Nance; three children, Tina, Alisha and Matthew; three grandchildren, Betty, Destiny and Dennis, Jr.; and one sister Mary Ferguson.  Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home by Pastor Jack Rankin. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Michael Rister

Michael Rister, 37, of South Webster, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.