Obituaries – 10/21/12

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 21, 2012

Norma Conley

Norma Jean Cook Conley, 66, of Pedro, passed away Oct. 10, 2012, from a car accident in Lexington, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Chester and Ruth Rase Cook. She was preceded in death by her husband Ollie Conley.

Norma Jean was a 1964 graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended Ohio University, becoming a special ed teacher in Rock Hill and Kentucky schools.Upon retiring she became very active in several organizations. She was a member of Deering Grange and was an active delegate to the state Grange convention. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Ironton In Bloom, Ironton Garden Club, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Farmers of America, Kentucky Master Gardeners, 55 Club of Franklin Furnace, and Women of St. John Lutheran Church. She volunteered at the St. Paul’s Lutheran food pantry in Ironton, and visited weekly with the elderly of Scioto and Lawrence counties with the women of St. John Lutheran Church. Norma Jean loved farming and raising animals on her home place on Pine Creek in western Lawrence County. She was laid to rest on Oct. 15, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Powellsville.

In Norma Jean’s memory and honor of her birthday on Oct. 29 a flower and farm themed head stone is being ordered at Buckeye Monument Co., 2409 S. Third St., Ironton. Anyone wishing to contribute to the cost of the head stone may make donations to Buckeye Monument Co. Her sister, Bonnie and Charles Delong, and their children wish to thank everyone who knew Norma Jean as the unique and caring person that she was. You may contact Bonnie and Charles Delong at 250 Private Road, State Route 650, Pedro, OH 45659.

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Charles Layne

Charles K. Layne, 58, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at King’s Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born July 22, 1954, the son of the late Homer and Thelma Layne.

Charles attended Rock Hill High School, He was self-employed as a carpenter and loved to fish, hunt mushrooms and go hunting with his boys. He was of the Baptist faith.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Layne; and grandparents, Bill and Minnie Layne, Burnard McMackin and Mary Jane Perry. He is survived by his wife, Alicia (Misner) Layne of Ironton; two sons, Tyler and Jesse Layne; four brothers, Richard and Diane Layne of Haverhill, Paul and Sylvia Layne of Pulaski, Tenn., Terry and Marion Layne of Ironton, and Mike and Lisa Layne of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.; four sisters, Janet and Buddy Deason of Waverly, Tenn., Patty and Tim Geswein of Ironton, Brenda Layne and Buck of Ironton, and Becky Layne and Tony of Ironton; three brother and sister-in laws, Mary and Tim Thompson of Ironton, Tim and Diana Misner of Fox River Grove, Ill., and Michael Misner of Ironton; two special nieces, Victoria and Katelyn; and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom he loved.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Etna Cemetery and visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Patricia McMahan

Patricia McMahan, 71, of South Point, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Ironton Campus. There will be no services. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is handling the arrangements for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with expenses. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


Nellie Mullins

Nellie Irene Mullins, 88, of Proctorville, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Midland Meadows Senior Living. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Flannery. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Terry Payne

Terry Payne, 51, of Scottown, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.