Obituaries — 4/2/13

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Orville Haas

Orville “Sonny” Haas, 74, of South Point, passed away, March 31, 2013, at the River’s Bend Nursing Home in South Point. The Ironton native was born July 20, 1938, the son of the late Orville E. and Inez K. Griffith Haas. He is survived by his wife, Donna Roman Haas of South Point.

Sonny was a graduate of Ironton High School and Morehead State University. He was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran and administrator of the Sunset Nursing Center for 35 years, retiring in 2000. He also was an assistant Lawrence County Coroner. He was a member of the Solida Baptist Church in South Point, a lead singer in the Pathfinders Quartet and participated in the Tri-County Choir. He drove the Ironton High School “Tiger Pride” Greyhound Bus, coached Whitwell Elementary football and Ironton Little League. He drove a school bus for the Ironton School System and was a member of the Ohio PERS. He enjoyed farming, deer hunting, walleye fishing at Lake Erie and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Justine P. Haas; and a son, John Justin “Jay” Haas.

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In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Mark and Deanna Haas of Ironton; son, Burt and Angie Haas of Coal Grove; sister, Linda and Ed Eldridge of Ironton; stepson, Jeff and Martha Huff of Columbus; stepdaughter, Cheryl and Kevin Gillen of Palm City, Fla.; granddaughter, Kaylyn and Kyle Taylor of Pedro; granddaughter, Shelby Haas of Ironton; granddaughter, Alivia Haas of Coal Grove; stepgranddaughter, Amy and Jake Johnson of Delaware; stepgrandson, Aaron and Tenille Huff of Delaware; step grandson, Ryan Gillen of Palm City; step granddaughter, Kendall Gillen of Palm City; and several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffrey Huff and Pastor Kyle Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Wilgus Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mike Gleichauf, Mark Gleichauf, Dr. James A. Payne, David Payne, Kyle Taylor, Chris Barnes and honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Burton Payne and Scott Johnson. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Myrtle Smith

Myrtle Clair Smith, 90, of Logan, formerly of Fostoria and Ironton, passed away Saturday, March, 30 2013, at the Kindred Transitional and Rehabilitation-Logan, after an extended illness.

Born on Oct. 8, 1922 in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Dora Alice (Woodrum) Triplett.

Myrtle formerly worked at Preis Store, Burger Shoes, J.C. Penney in Fostoria, and had been an Avon cosmetic representative for 15 years. She was a 50-year member of the Fostoria Baptist Church of Fostoria. Also, she served as a volunteer at the Fostoria Bureau of Concern and was a member of the Fostoria Womens Club.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Robert Justin Smith Sr.; one son, Robert Justin “Bob” Smith Jr. of Logan; four grandchildren, Jay, Jed, Justin, Jessica Smith of Logan; one sister, Mary Lou Rogers of Wheelsburg; and one brother, Merrill Triplett of Ironton.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by six brothers, Harmon, Irving, Orban “Pete,” Thomas, Eugene and Earl; and two sisters, Reba DePriest and Evelyn Rogers.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Knollcrest Cemetery Chapel, Arcadia, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.

Burial will follow at Knollcrest Memory Gardens in Arcadia.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, 60 West Hunter St., Logan and also Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

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Lois Salyers

Lois Ann Cook-Salyers, 80 of Flatwoods, Ky., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Funeral services will be at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods on Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Barbara Harvey-White

Barbara Harvey-White, 67, of Mathews, Va., passed away at her home on April 1, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Loyd P. White; her son Stephen, his wife Glenda, and their children Sebastian, Giselle and Stefan of McLean, Va; her son Gregory, his wife Lora, and their children Kira and Brandon of Bon Air, Va.; her step-son Ben and his wife Karen of Austin, Texas; her sisters, Linda Holschuh and Sharon Lewis of Ohio; and her brothers Gerald Hunt and Kenneth Hunt of Ohio. She was preceded in death by husband Paul J. Harvey and sister Rhonda Blakeman.

The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. Friday at Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, 2011 Old Ferry Rd. Gwynn, VA. 23066. Service to follow at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad.