Obituaries — 7/26/12

Published 8:56 am Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kenneth Christner

Kenneth Dale Christner, 75, of Wake Forest, N. C., went to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Son of the late Joseph and Verbal Christner, he was born in Plain City, on May 18, 1937.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Houser Christner; daughter, Kathryn Marker and her husband Todd; and grandchildren, Kyle and Kara Marker, all of Wake Forest; as well as granddaughter Sierra Christner of Columbus.

He was predeceased by his infant son, Kenneth, son Kevin, brother Oron Lee Christner, and sisters JoAnn Kindschi and Mary Elizabeth Christner.

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Dale graduated from Wellston High School in Ohio, attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, and graduated from Ohio State University and OSU Law School. He served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C. from 1956-1958. He and Janice were married in Canton in 1958 and moved to Ironton in 1964 where they lived for more than 20 years. Dale practiced law in Ironton, and then they moved to Valdese, N.C., where he taught paralegal classes at several community colleges. After a move to Roswell, Ga., and then to Wake Forest, N.C., he was employed part-time at Enterprise Rental Cars where he enjoyed working with other retirees.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium following the service. Friends will be received afterwards in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Heifer International ( or the American Bible Society ( Arrangements were under the direction of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC.


Ernest Wagner

Ernest “Ernie”, “Big E” Wagner, 63, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born March 19, 1949, the son of the late Frank J. and Roberta Martin Laber. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary W. Burks Wagner, who passed away March 6, 2010.

Ernie was a graduate of the Ohio State Blind School in Columbus, and the Ashland Community College. He was a former employee for the American Dry Cleaners and a 25-plus year member of the Moose Lodge #701 and 15-year member of the Ironton Eagles 895.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Kyle Wagner; a daughter, Rosetta Wagner and two brothers, Gregory L. Wagner and Michael Ray Wagner.

He is survived by a sister, Joyce Sharp of Ironton; a sister-in-law, Nancy Sisler of Ironton; four nephews, James Sharp, Michael Sharp, Matthew Sisler and Mike Wagner all of Ironton; three nieces, Rebecca and Jerry Taylor, Leeann and Hank Williams Jr. and Samantha Wood, all of Ironton; 14 great nieces and nephews; eight great-great-nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Tate officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. At the family’s request donations can be made to the Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Ronald Dyer

Ronald E. Dyer, 73, of South Webster died Monday, July 23, 2012. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastors Tom Charles and Sam Peters officiating. Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today and one hour before the service on Friday. Military graveside services will be conducted by James Dickey Post 23 at South Webster Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Ronald’s name to the Fisher House, Cincinnati VA Medical Center 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, 45220.

The family would like to thank the people at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, the Fisher House, and SOMC Hospice for their services.


Helen Noble

Helen Mabel Noble, 85, of Rustburg, Va., died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Virginia Baptist Hospital.

Helen was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Lawrence County. She was a daughter of the late James Willis and the late Alice Mitchel Willis.

She was retired from Central Virginia Training Center.

Surviving are a son, Norman Randall Noble and his wife Mary Jeanne; a granddaughter, Jessica L. Noble and two grandsons, David and Randall Noble all of Enterpries, Ala.; a sister, Ruth Marie Yates and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, Robert (Bob) Willis, Eugene (Gene) Willis, Manford Holton, Herbert (Herb) Kinet and Glen Edward; sisters, Virginia Mae Johnson and Opal Faye Deeds.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Tharp Funeral Home, Rustburg, Va. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Cumbie Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider Campbell County Senior Program PO Box 369, Rustburg, VA 24588.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


Robert Glanville

Robert Glanville Jr., 65, of Westminster, Calif., fomerly of Ironton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He is survived by his father, Paul Glanville Sr., of Ironton. Arrangements are pending.