Obituaries – 8/8/12

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ethelyn Brown

Ethelyn. Jane Durrett Brown, 94, of Raceland, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. She was born June 27, 1918, in Russell, a daughter of the late James Cleveland Durrett and Ethel Beare Durrett. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward R. Brown; daughter, Cheryl Ann Williams Leadingham and brother, James Lowell Durrett who died at birth.

Left to mourn her passing are sons, James Chester “JC” and Judy Brown of Flatwoods, Ed Ray and Patty Brown of Ona, W.Va., David Michael and Tawana Brown of Worthington; and daughters, Linda Lee and Jerry Jones of Henderson, Nev., Jennifer Jane and Richard Caniff of Ironton and Vickie Lynn and Neal Honkonen of Winston Salem, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jane also leaves behind a sister, Mrs. Corinne Brown of Anna, and sisters-in-law, Miss Chloetine Brown and Mrs. Juanita Brown.

During her lifetime, Jane graduated from Russell High School in 1938 and was fortunate enough to have attended Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky universities. Then she began raising her family, which she considered the most important priority in her life. Cooking huge meals for the entire family to gather around was something she absolutely loved to do, along with playing cards with her grandchildren and making cross-stitch quilts for each of us, which we will treasure. After raising her family, she began her careers with the late L. H. “Pete” Nicholls, and Judge Lewis Nicholls, attorneys-at-law in Greenup, Ky. She thoroughly enjoyed this type of work and loved all the people she met and worked with throughout the years. Jane was also formerly an active member of the Greenup Democratic Women’s Club, the MAC Club and was as honorary Kentucky Colonel.

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Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Temple Baptist Church, Flatwoods, Pastor Jim Pridemore, where Jane was a member for many years and had reaffirmed her love for the Lord. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Evans Funeral Home in Raceland. Contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland or to the Temple Baptist Church.



Philip Pinkerman

Philip D. Pinkerman, 62, of Coal Grove, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born June 19, 1950, the son of the late Ira and Mildred Rowe Pinkerman. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Stewart Pinkerman, whom he married April 4, 1989.

Mr. Pinkerman was a 1968 graduate of Coal Grove High School and a U.S. Navy Seal, serving in Vietnam where he received two Bronze Stars. He was a retired pipe fitter for Local Union 577, retiring in 2010 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post 8850 where he was a proud member of the honor guard, a past commander of district 12, a member of the Moose Club 701, a standout in high school football and baseball. He enjoyed fishing, golf and was an avid beagle hunter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul Pinkerman, Junior Pinkerman, Tom Pinkerman, Billy Pinkerman and two granddaughters, Ashley Preston and Brianne Preston.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Philip Pinkerman Jr. of California; son, Charlie Art Pinkerman of Coal Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Connie Preston of South Point; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Deanna Preston of Coal Grove; five sisters, Betty Dean, Jean Childers, Deloris Leak, Juanita Markel, and Gloria Schwab; a brother, Larry Pinkerman; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Markins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery Veterans Section with graveside military rites performed by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Michael Preston, Ethan Preston, David Breece, Chris Suttles, Joe Pinkerman, Tom Pinkerman, Pete Markel, Mark Dean and honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Garred and Steve Price. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


George Ulrich Sr.

George Ulrich Sr., 66, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. He was the husband of Ethel Ulrich, who survives. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.


David Taylor

David Gene Taylor, 63, of Patriot, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Joyce Sturgill Taylor, who survives. There will be no services. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home.


Verlon Jacobs

Verlon E. Jacobs, 86, of Greenup, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He was the husband of Irene Tadlock Jacobs, who survives. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, Ky., with minister John Hibshman. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Thursday.


Wenona Brumfield

Wenona E. Brumfield, 90, of Proctorville, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.