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Obituaries — 7/23/12

Frances Asberry

Frances Asberry, 77, of Ironton, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 29, 1935, a daughter of the late Katherine Brooks and Lark Kirby. Frances was a loving mother and was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James Lawrence Lewis and Thomas Gregory Lewis; one daughter, Janet Lynn Lewis, one sister, Leatrice Cochran; and three aunts, Augustine Smith, Gladys Henderson and Katherine England.

She is survived by her husband at home, Larry Asberry; eight sons, Ervin Woodrow Lewis and his wife Kay of Michigan, Donald Ray Lewis Jr., Jeffrey Lee Lewis, Johnny Ray Lewis, Calvin J. Lewis, Joseph Lewis all of Ironton, and Kim Nathane Lewis and his wife Pauletta of Huntington, W.Va.; a special grandson whom she raised as her own, Dale Spencer and his wife Kayla of Ironton; four daughters, Karen Holroyd and her husband Bob, Donna Gail Spencer, Mary Keith and her husband Joe, all of Ironton, and Marilyn Mize of Michigan; a special granddaughter whom she spent a lot of time with enjoying each other’s company, Kimberly Lewis of Huntington, W.Va. Frances also leaves to mourn her passing 53 grandchildren and a host of family and friends. She was a devoted wife and mother that will be sadly missed.

A celebration of life and home-going funeral service will be conduct at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Brown Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gary Edwards officiating. Keeping with Frances wishes she will be cremated. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral chapel. Friends may share memories or send condolences to the family on the Facebook page for Brown Funeral Chapel. The family has entrusted her care to Brown Funeral Chapel.


Charlotte Bush

Charlotte Bush, 65, of Ironton, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at a local health care center. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.


John Moritz

John Michael Moritz, 50, of Ironton, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home.


John Zeek

John E. Zeek, 65, of Coal Grove, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bobilu) Woolwine Zeek. Arrangements are pending at Philips Funeral Home.


Barbara Lawless

Barbara Snead Lawless, 76, of Coal Grove, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at her residence. She was the widow of Charles “Buddy” Lawless. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.