Obituaries — 4/5/13

Published 9:56 am Friday, April 5, 2013

Donna Davidson

Donna Kite Davidson, 71, of South Point, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point with the Rev. Lenny Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point.

Donna was born March 17, 1942, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Russell and Ferne Stephenson Kite. She was a lifelong member of Sunrise Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Davidson; a son, Greg Davidson; two sisters, Dolores Gillenwater and Nancy Sprouse; and a brother, Clayton Kite.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunrise Church of the Nazarene in memory of Donna Davidson. Condolences may be expressed at

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Juliabel Bazell

Juliabel Roberts Bazell, born May 29, 1928, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, George “Scotty” Roberts, and her son Robin Roberts. Also, her mother Sylvia Wiseman Freeman, father Edwin Earl Freeman; three sisters, Winifred Miller, Bernadine Gilpatrick and Vivian Cook; and brother Lewis Freeman.

She is survived by her husband, Graydon Clyde Bazell; her daughters Amy (Chuck) Bullock of Richmond, Ky., and Jenny (Jim) Legg of Lexington, Ky.; and her beloved granddaughters, Rachel (Todd) Brentnall of Severna Park, Md., and Katie (Dustin) Calhoun of Dublin; and two great-grand-children, Connor and Kelsie O’Neill of Severna Park, Md.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Walnut Creek, Calif., where her life will be celebrated and she will be remembered for her laugh, smile and love.

She will be buried at Woodland Cemetery in a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church of Ironton, or Dufailly (Haiti) Christian Mission at (Make reference to Dufailly).



Michael Gresham

Michael Joseph Gresham, 41, of Kitts Hill passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his home. Mike fought a long, hard two-year battle with cancer. Mike leaves behind his wife, Kristi White Gresham and his special son, Jordan, and his chocolate lab, Annie.

He was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 27, 1971, the son of Mike (Big Mike) and Marybeth Gresham, who survive. Mike is also survived by one sister, Katie Gresham, and one brother, Danny Gresham both of Dallas. He also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Buddy and Margie Lamberth of Dallas, and his paternal grandparents, Joe Mac and Dianne Gresham of Austin, Texas. Mike will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and Gloria White of Kitts Hill.

Mike was a graduate of Lake Highland High School and was employed several years at Big Sandy Furniture in Wheelersburg. He was born to be a Dallas Cowboy and Texas Longhorn fan but also became a Buckeye fan after moving to Ohio. The true testimony of his character showed in how he tended to Jordan and always praised him for his accomplishments, whether it be winning a medal at the Special Olympics or getting a good grade on his spelling test. Mike was truly a proud father. Jordan will sorely miss his nightly kiss on the forehead and hearing his daddy say, “I’ll see you in the morning buddy.”

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home with Bill Lamberth and Bob Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in Aid Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Open Door School, 421 Lorain St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Richard Robinson III

Richard “Rich” Sands Robinson, III, 30, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. His wife Johnda Lewis-Robinson of Ashland survives. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky. Burial will follow at Rosehill Burial Park in Ashland. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at