Obituaries – 11/4/12

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lois Hamlin

Lois Mae Hamlin, 86, of Burlington, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point.  Lois was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Getaway, a daughter of the late Frank Waldeck, a jeweler in Getaway, and the late Esta Hamilton Waldeck, an independent woman for her generation.

She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and a member and active worker for the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6878, Proctorville.  She, along with her dear friend, the late Vella Dick, was a loyal member and tireless worker for Owens-Illinois Auxiliary Club and Owenized Bowling League in Huntington, W.Va. She was also a poll worker at the Solida Road election location.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Hamlin; her beloved brother and sisters, James Waldeck of Glenville, W.Va., Omagene Brammer of South Point and Frances McComas of Greasy Ridge; and grandson Michael S. Cox.   Lois is survived by her daughters, Verna (Stewart) Cox of Burlington and Beatrice (Joseph) DeLuca of Philadelphia, Pa.; a granddaughter, Jeannette (Kenneth) Holpp; three great grandsons, Roane, Liam and Callan Holpp of Worthington; and several nieces and nephews.

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Funeral service will be noon Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville by Pastor Randy Thompson.  Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.  A special thanks to Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home and its marvelous staff for the wonderful care and attention they gave to our mother in her final months.  A special thank you and love to Lois’s niece, Virginia Stover of Getaway for her unwavering devotion to our mother in her final years of life.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Betty Jo Pickett

Betty Jo Pickett, 68, of Ironton, went home to the Lord, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Jo Lin’s Health Center, Ironton. Betty was born March 15, 1944, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Luther Henry and Helen Ferguson Clagg. One son, Daniel Scott Music, and one brother, James Clagg, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Tamara Pickett (Larry McNeely) of Huntington and Sherry Earl of Ironton; one son, Paul Pickett and wife Maria of Coal Grove; two sisters, Patricia Black and Helen Blair, both of Huntington; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Monday at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., with Pastor Ed Gullett officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va. Friends may call at Chapman’s Mortuary from 6 until 8 p.m. today. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to


Hazel Nelson

Hazel Marie Nelson, 69, of Proctorville, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville by Brother Luther Dingess.  Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, W.Va.    Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.  Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Kenneth McFann

Kenneth McFann, Albany, passed away Monday Oct. 29, 2012.

He was born March 31, 1933, in Decatur, the son of the late Orville and Effie DeLaney McFann.  Ken owned a heating and refrigeration business.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Belva Estep McFann; a son Kenneth Leon (Vickey) McFann of Pomeroy; a daughter Penelope McFann of Albany; grandsons, Adam McFann of South Point and Joe Flickinger of Athens; great-grandson, Auston Kent McFann; a special nephew Kenneth Ray McFann of Racine; brothers, Orville McFann of Ironton, Forrest McFann and Harold McFann of Pedro. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters.

A memorial service was at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with Perry Coriel


In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. You may sign the register book at


Clines Mullins

Clines “Marty” Mullins, 80, of Franklin Furnace, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at SOMC Hospice.  He was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Bevinsville, Ky., a son of the late Dave Mullins and Nancy Hall Mullins.

He was a retired steelworker from Meehan Steel in Ironton and a member of Franklin Furnace Independent Baptist Church.  He dedicated his life to his Lord, church, family and music.

He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Little Mullins;  two daughters, Rhonda L. Hudnall (William), of Mt. Vernon, Ill. and Cheryl E. Porter of Franklin Furnace; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and seven sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Franklin Furnace Independent Baptist Church with Dennis Hankins officiating, with interment at Junior Furnace Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church beginning at noon. Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice or Franklin Furnace Christian Academy. Online condolences may be made to Arrangements are under the direction of the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg.


Delores Downey

Delores A. Downey, 76 of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center Ashland, Ky.

The Lawrence County native was born Feb. 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Wilbert and Julian Gustin Joseph. She is survived by her husband Dennis Downey whom she married Nov. 28, 1954. Mrs. Downey was a 1954 graduate of Ironton High School and was a cashier for S.S. Kresge for 18 years and Walmart in Ashland, Ky., for five years. She was a member of Immanuel Methodist Church in Ironton.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Denise and James Runyan of Ironton, and Deborah and Michael Bartram of Ashland, Ky.; a son: Duane Downey of Ironton; three grandchildren, Sarah Williams and her husband Travis of Wurtland, Ky., Leah Watts and her husband Terry of Ashland, and Kyle Runyan and his wife, Kaycee of Ironton; a sister, Pauline McKenzie of Ironton; and six great grandchildren: Kalabe and Kaylee Runyan, Tyler and Mallory Williams, Lyndsi and Noah Watts. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, at Phillips Funeral Home and a graveside service will follow in Woodland Cemetery with Pastor John Chapman officiating. Pallbearers will be Kyle Runyan, Jim Runyan, Terry Watts, Travis Williams, Dick Joseph and Jim Joseph and honorary pallbearer will be Duane Downey. Donations may be made to either the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101 or Woodland Oaks Nursing Home, 1820 Oakview Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Woodrow Church

Woodrow Church, 94, died on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley Care Center. He was born Sept.18, 1918, the son of the late William and Almeda Jackson Church in Carter County, Ky. He was preceded by one son Earl Junior Church. He was the last of 11 children. He was a Baptist minister and farmer and worked for National Mines. Survivors include one daughter Grace Evelyn (Melvin) Skaggs of White Hall; several grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Buckeye Cemetery Franklin Furnace, with Ronnie Blevins officiating. O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home of Ironton is in charge of the arrangements.


Robert Young

Robert Ernest “Bob” Young, 87, of Westwood, Ky., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Port Charlotte, Fla. He was the husband of Helen Jane Fraley Young, who survives. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church, with Pastor Mike Rice. Interment, with military honors by VFW Post 8850, will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.


Pauline Jenkins

Pauline Mae Straight  Jenkins, 79, of Chesapeake, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Holzer Senior Care Center. Born Sept. 2, 1933 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Elva J. and Blanche Tedder Straight.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Walter ‘Bud’ Jenkins; two sons, Joseph Lee Jenkins and Robert Elva Jenkins; a brother, William ‘Bill’ Straight; three sisters, Agnes Brumfield, Elladean Mitchell and an  infant sister, Evelyn Straight, and two brother-in-laws, Stanley ‘Jim’ Brumfield and Paul Mitchell.

Polly was a graduate of Waterloo High School, where she loved cheerleading for the Waterloo Wonders. She always had a smile, could “talk your leg off’’ and would always give you “something to take home.” She loved George Strait’s country music and claimed him as “our cousin.” She loved her family. We will miss you Polly. Polly is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sandra Jenkins of Proctorville, two grandchildren, Stephanie (Joe) Kennedy and Seth Jenkins, a brother, Ronald (Rosalee) Straight of Oak Hill, two sisters, Lawana (Brian) Bostic of Patriot and Sherry (Eldon) Paugh of Milton, W.Va.; a sister in law, Constance Straight of Grove City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 810 Second Ave. Gallipolis, with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in C &M Cemetery in Oak Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the time of service. The family would like to thank the staff at Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson, and Holzer Senior Care center in Gallipolis for all their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association. An online guest registry is available at



Larry Martin

Larry R. Martin, 65, of Ironton, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Chapel.