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Obituaries — 5/25/12

Virginia Killin

Virginia “Ginny” Lee Killin, 84, of Gallipolis, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at Arbors of Gallipolis.

She was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Ironton, daughter of the late Edward B. and Maude L. Smith Killin.

She was a graduate of Ironton High School Class of 1945 and the School of Nursing at Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Ky. She attended Marshall University, Western State College and Cincinnati General Hospital School of Anesthesia. Ginny was in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp from December 1950 to November 1953. She was an operating room nurse at Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. She received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Ginny had been employed at Holzer Hospital/Medical Center, Meigs County Health Department and the Gallipolis City Health Department, the Gallipolis Developmental Center, the Area Agency on Aging – District 7, and the Gallia County Council on Aging.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Steorts of Ironton, and Elsie A. and Ronald Justice of Fairborn and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Donald and Jack Killin, a sister Ruth Killin and a long time friend Bette Wilson in 2003.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery in Ironton with Pastor Ronald Justice officiating. There will be military graveside services by VFW 8850. Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.


David Heavener

David “Heavyduty” Ernest Heavner, 53, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Tuesday, May 23, 2012, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was the husband of Mary Jo Hayes-Heavner, who survives. Funeral services will 1 p.m. Saturday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Pastors Jim Nichols and Tom Leach officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.Online Condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com.


Ernest Goble

Ernest Goble, 35, of South Point, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his residence. Funeral Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home.