Obituaries – 6/3/13

Published 9:25 am Monday, June 3, 2013

Ruth Castle

Aug. 6, 1921-June 1, 2013

Ruth Castle, 91, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland. Ky.  The Etty, Ky., native was born Aug. 6, 1921, a daughter to the late Sidney and Flossie (Johnson) Childers.

Ms. Castle worked at Wilson’s Sporting Goods for 20 years and retired Ironton General Hospital where she worked in the dietary department.  Ruth was also a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church in Ironton.

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Ruth is survived by a son, Garry and Debra Castle of Ironton; three grandchildren, Eli Castle, Kacie (Aaron) Hankins, and Lauren (Dr. David) Herman, all of Ironton; and two great grandchildren, Christian Castle and Brighton Hankins, both of Ironton.

In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by a son, Larry Castle; two sisters, Bonnie Stephens and Lexie Howerton; and three brothers, Charles, Bill and Ernest Childers.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at the Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Hale officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the Castle family by visiting


Orva Collins

Orva “Aldine” Collins, 94, of Chesapeake, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, WVa.  By her request there will be no visitation and a private family graveside service will be held at Rome Cemetery Proctorville.  Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at


John Sloan

John Earl Sloan, 80, of South Webster, died Friday May 31, 2013, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family please visit