Obituaries — 12/21/12

Published 9:57 am Friday, December 21, 2012

Faye Ball

Faye Ball was born at Glenwood, Ky., on July 8, 1913, a daughter of the late Forest and Minnie Bellew Holbrook. She was the fourth born child in a family of nine — six girls and three boys.

On Aug. 7, 1937, she married Marvin H. Ball in Catlettsburg, Ky. This union was blessed with the birth of two daughters, Carol Lynn in 1940 and Carmin Kay in 1942. Faye and Marvin were married for almost 54 years until Marvin’s death on May 12, 1991.

Their early married life was spent moving from place to place until they purchased a farm at Kitts Hill in 1942. As Marvin was employed at Armco Steel and worked shift work, Faye had the farm to run most of the time. She worked very hard doing the chores required to maintain that lifestyle, e.g. milking the cows, churning butter, cooking, sewing, canning, etc., but always made time to devote to her family.

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In 1954, Marvin and Faye sold a portion of the farm and purchased a home in Coal Grove, where she then had some leisure time for hobbies. She got involved in the girls’ school activities, participated in local politics and started making crafts. She was an active member of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Coal Grove.

Until recently, she has enjoyed quilting twice a week, participating in the Coal Grove Betterment Club, the Lawrence County Democrat Club and the Creative Crafts Club.

In addition to her parents and husband, Faye was also preceded in death by brothers Woodrow, Charlie, and Jim; and sisters, Hazel, Nina, Maggilee and Freda.

Survivors include, daughters, Carol Lynn Ball Gool and Carmin Kay Ball Shannon and her husband James Michael Shannon; sister, Leeda Kasparek; grandchildren Brian Alan (Linda) Gool, Jeffrey Brent (Filomena) Gool, Jamie Michelle Shannon, Penny Shannon(Timothy) Hill, Stacy Dawn Shannon (Terry) Underwood, James Michael (Angie) Shannon II; great-grandchildren, Amanda Dawn Hill, Stephanie Rae Gool (Ryan) Meenach, Rachel Faye Gool, Jason Andrew (Mallory) Shannon, April Nicole Hill, Brandon Cody Gool, Amy Elizabeth Hill, Zachary Michael Shannon, Ethan Wyatt Underwood, Fred (Cortney) Brown, Tony West, Cole Cordle, Megan Keaton, Seth Keaton, Nicholas Keaton; and 5 great-great grandchildren. “Nanny” deeply loved and was loved by each of her grandchildren and the great-grandchildren were the “light of her life” in her later years.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue by Pastor Brad Jenkins and Pastor Ryan McKee. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Visitation for family and friends will be today from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 am until service time at the funeral home. Online condolence to


Sue Williams

Sue Schweickart Williams, 78, of Ironton, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born March 23, 1934, the daughter of the late George L. and Lena Smith Schweickart. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of Ironton High School and a former cook for the Ironton City School System. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Ironton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jan Schweickart; and her aunt, Phyllis Morgan.

She is survived by her companion, Harlan Willis; a son, Jim and Ronda Williams; three daughters: Frankie and Tim Kozicky, Kim Schwab and Jan Johnson; a brother, Bill Schweickart; nine grandchildren, Stu, Sophie, and Spencer Schwab; Sam and Joe Kozicky; Jonathan and Lena Williams, and Nolan and Elle Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Naomi Kozicky.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church with Minister Phil LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit