Obituaries — 1/18/13

Published 9:01 am Friday, January 18, 2013

Sue Esser

Sue Adams Esser, 70, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her residence. The Ironton native was born June 19, 1942, the daughter of the late Emerson Adams and Eileen Christian Adams of Ironton. She is survived by her husband, Richard “Rick” Esser of Chattanooga.

Mrs. Esser was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and King’s Daughters School of Nursing. She was a retired registered nurse for Memorial North Park Hospital in Chattanooga. She formerly worked for King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. She was also a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by a sister, Judy Adams Waugh.

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In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a sister, Leah Adams of Ironton; a nephew and spouse, Jeff and Rose Palmer of Ironton; a niece, Michelle Bowman of Ironton; two great nieces, Courtney and Paige Palmer, both of Ironton; and a great nephew, Robert Easterling of Ironton.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Community Cemetery with Pastor David Lambert officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Samuel Parsons

Samuel Jesse Parsons was born at Cabell Huntington Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He passed into the arms of God on Jan. 15, 2013, with family and friends by his side.

He was the son of Derek and Jessica Parsons of South Point. He was the twin brother of Eli Derek Parsons. He was and always will be loved by a host of family and friends, including his paternal grandparents Russell and Corliss Parsons of Ironton; his uncle and aunt Jerod and April Parsons of Proctorville; his maternal grandparents Freddie and Diane Huff of South Point; and his uncle, aunt, and cousins Ryan, Robin, Isaac, and Emma Massie of Coal Grove.

Samuel’s daddy and mommy love him with all their hearts and hold firm to the assurance they will see him again in Heaven someday.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Coal Grove with Ryan Massie officiating. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


Kathleen Stevens

Kathleen Helen Stevens, 84, of South Point, died at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Farley officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at