Obituaries — 5/13/13

Published 9:19 am Monday, May 13, 2013

Rose Wilson

Rose Sharon (Goody) Wilson, 58, of Ironton, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home with Pastor Bryan Chaffins officiating.

Rose was born March 5, 1955, in Ironton, a daughter of the late Peter O. Goody and Lorelei McKee Goody. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Woodrow Wilson; a sister, Melissa Malone; and a brother, Charles Goody. Rose was of the Baptist faith and loved music, playing cards, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Ryan Cooper; three daughters, Clarissa Wilson, Kelli (David) Perkins and Carrie Payne; six grandchildren, Rachel (Martin) Jackson, Michael (Melinda) Payne, Jacob Perkins, Joshua Perkins, Kaiden Cooper and Bayleigh Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Kylie Haynes, Marty Jackson, Hannah Payne and Leah Payne; and two sisters, Jennie Stapleton and Nancy Reynolds. Condolences may be expressed at



Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson, 53 of Ironton, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. He was born Aug. 12, 1959, the son of the late William Thompson and Pauline Fout Thompson. He worked at VFW Post 8850.

He was preceded by two brothers, Bill Thompson and John Thompson; and one stepdaughter, Tiffany Hensley. Survivors include his companion of 21 years, Rhonda Tibbs; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sarah and Josh Corbin of Pedro and Stacy Thompson of Ironton; three sons, Jeff Brian Thompson and John Thompson, both of Ironton, and Derek Boyd of Ashland, Ky.; stepchildren include Crystal Hensley and Robbie Hensley; grandchildren include Shannon, Derrick, Dustin, Tonya, Brandon, Mikey, Randy, Isaac, Briana, Alexi, Jacob, Mason, Nathan, Trevor and Isabella; three sisters, Brenda Salyers of Ironton, Carla Klaiber of Orient, and Mary Cade of Ironton; two brothers, Randy Thompson of Columbus, and Robert Thompson of Ironton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday at O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.



Donald Chandler

Donald Ray “Speedy” Chandler II, 59, of Ashland, Ky., died to eternal life Friday, May 10, 2013.

He was born Sept. 20, 1953, in Louisa, Ky., a son of Emma Jean Howell Chandler, of Ashland, and the late Donald Ray Chandler.

He was a 1971 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School. He earned an associate degree from Ashland Community College. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1971 to 1975. He was a service manager at Ashland Office Supply and a devout member of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a loving wife of 31 years, Mary Lou Layne Chandler, of Ashland; a son, Aaron Christopher Chandler, of Ashland; two daughters, Ali Christina Chandler, of Ashland, and Angela Colleen and her husband, Brent Wirzfeld, of Ironton; a precious granddaughter, Cinci Rose Wirzfeld, of Ironton; a sister, Patricia and her husband, Al Lockwood of Denton, Ky.; an aunt, Ruth Ann Jones, of Denton, Ky.; his mother-in-law, Joan Layne, of Ashland; eight brothers-in-law; eight sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, especially his best friend, Steve Conley, of Ashland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton by Father David Huffman. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Ashland.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton.

Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family School Student Scholarships, 932 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 or Ironton Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School Athletic Fund, 912 South 6th St., Ironton, OH 45638.



George Laber

George Laber, 77, of Pedro, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Ky. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.