Obituaries — 12/4/12

Published 10:14 am Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Harold Rolph

Harold J. “Tim” Rolph Jr., 79, of Columbus, Ind., died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Mr. Rolph had worked for Teledyne Post as a manager of engineering supply sales, retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council and Assembly, the Moose Lodge, the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Clem Davis at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street, Columbus, Ind. In keeping with Tim’s wishes, cremation is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of South Central Indiana.Online condolences may be expressed at

Born in Cincinnati, March 17, 1933, Mr. Rolph was the son of Harold Joseph and Claire Jean Mueller Rolph. He grew up in the Ironton area and had attended Ohio University. He married Phyllis Ann Kavanagh May 19, 1956, in Ironton. She preceded him in death May 30, 2001. He is survived by sons, Mark Rolph of Columbus and Greg Rolph of Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Lisa Rolph of Columbus; and a grandson, Eric (Debbie) Rolph of El Paso, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Judy Martinez.

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Roberta Fout

Roberta (Hale) Fout, 58, of Coal Grove, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Delbarton, W.Va., native was born Jan. 21, 1954, the daughter of Robert L Hale of Ironton and the late Causby Hall Hale. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Fout, whom she married April 10, 1988.

Mrs. Fout was a graduate of Grove City High School, a self-employed daycare provider and a former foster parent. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Grove City. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Arlie Brown. In addition to her father and husband, she is survived by daughter, Dawnya Boggs and her husband, David of Chesapeake; son, Robert A. Fout of Coal Grove; stepmom, Thelma Hale of Ironton; brother: Claude Brown and his wife, Betty of Grove City; brother: Ray Brown and his wife, Sue of Grove City; sister-in-law, Irene Brown of Grove City; sister, Lois Woodcox and her husband, Walter of Grove City; sister, Louella Coleman and her husband, David of Dover, Fla.; sister: Brenda Curry and her husband, Rick of Galion; and grandchildren, Zackary Boggs, Zane Boggs, Zayden Boggs,and Zayla Boggs, all of Chesapeake.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery and visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home, to help with the funeral expenses. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Evelyn Bryant

Evelyn Stewart Bryant, 94, of Deering, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton. The Lawrence County native was born June 3, 1918, the daughter of the late Stanley Edward and Rose Hall Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Bryant, who passed away Nov. 21, 1990.

Mrs. Bryant attended Pedro Schools and was a former head cook for the Dawson-Bryant Deering Elementary, retiring after 26 years of service there. She was a member of the Community Missionary Baptist Church in Deering and sang with her husband in the Sacredairs Quartet for 18 years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Stewart and Walter Stewart; and four sisters, Mildred Davis, Marie Webb, Gladys Vaughn and Pauline Thomas.

She is survived by son, Gary Bryant and his wife, Anita of Deering; grandchildren, Loretta Bryant Dillon of Flatwoods, Ky, Janie Dever and her husband, Bobby of Coal Grove, Teresa Hammond and her husband, Gary of Ironton; great grandchildren, Steven Mays of Deering, Brandon Webb of Ironton, Jared Dever of Coal Grove, Ashley Dillon of Louisville, Ky., and Hannah Hammond of Ironton, and Taylor Hammond of Ironton; great great grandsons, Dylan Hammond and Jacob Nicely, both of Ironton; and two sisters, Rosa Lee Fannin of Ironton and Edith Coleman of Massilon.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Community Cemetery with Rev. Jim Beals officiating. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Loretta Layman

Loretta Maynard Layman “Sis”, 73, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, by Pastor Ronnie Tyree. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Marvin Blake

Marvin Richard Blake, 78, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at home. Graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV by Bethel Wall. Burial will follow. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at