Obituaries — 7/9/13

Published 9:14 am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyce Allen

Joyce Ann Culver Allen, 66, of Marysville, died peacefully Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, at Heartland of Marysville. She was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late Walter E. and Myrtle (Sparks) Culver Sr.

A 1964 South Point High School graduate, she was employed at O.M. Scott and Sons for 12 years. She had spent the last five years at Heartland of Marysville. Joyce enjoyed being around her great nephews and nieces. She was fun loving and liked to have a good time.

She is survived by her beloved son, Chris (Heidi) Allen, of Duncan, S.C., and her two grandchildren, Clay and Morgan Allen; two brothers, Bill (Pauline) Culver, of Plain City, and Walter (Vivian) Culver, of Marion; two sisters, Mary (Bud) Barnette, of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Sue (Ron) Wilds, of Richwood; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

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Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point, with Pastor Dale Baker officiating.

Memorial gifts may be made to HomeReach Hospice, Ohio Health, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214-3463 or Christ the Rock Church, 800 Sheridan Road, Marion, OH 43302-7118.

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Arthur Clark

Arthur H. Clark, 86 of Arabia, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Gallia County native was born Oct. 6, 1926, the son of the late Oscar and Mabel Clark. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice “Fern” Arbaugh Clark whom he married July 17, 1944.

Mr. Clark attended Gallia County Schools and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a grinder for the Ironton Iron Company for 50 years and he attended Myrtle Tree Baptist Church and was a member of VFW Post #8850.

In addition to his wife and parents he is preceded in death by a son, Donald Clark; a granddaughter, Sue Dawn Clark; a grandson, Patrick Hamrick; a brother, David Clark; a infant brother, Donald Clark; and three sisters, Gladys Mooney, Bernice Gardener, and Ethel Thivener

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Nancy Clark of Arabia; two sisters, Alice Gothard of Gallipolis and Doris Ruth Quinn of Columbus; a brother, Randall Clark of Dayton; 10 grandchildren, Dora and Shawn Myers of Patriot, Joe and Emily Clark of Arabia, Alicia Hamrick of Arabia, Wayne “Bub” Clark of Patriot, Brian Clark of Ironton, Shawn and Missy Clark of Ironton, Bendy and Randi Hawks of Vinton, Todd Clark of Patriot, Chuck and Rhonda Clark of Arabia, and Kelly Clark of Kitts Hill; 12 great grandchildren, Adam Clark, Sammy Myers, Shawna Myers and Jordan, Emory Josiah Clark, Austin Clark, Megan Clark, Derrek Pemberton, Miranda Clark, Kendra Clark, Donnie Clark, James Clark, and Brittany Clark.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Homewith Pastor Bob Dudding officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post #8850. Burial will follow in Bradshaw Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Steven Daily

Steven W. Daily Sr., 48, of Jackson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Steven was born in Chillicothe on March 7, 1965, to Jack Daily Sr. and the late Doris Barber Daily. Steven was the youngest of seven children.

He was a 1983 Ironton High School graduate. Steven loved football and was an avid sports fan. He was an employee of the Byline Manufacturing Co. in Jackson for 28 years.

Steven is survived by his soul mate and companion, Linda Bennett Daily; his son, Steven Daily Jr. of Jackson; his grandsons, Jaycob, Braylon, and Eli, his father Jack Daily Sr. of Coalton; his sisters, Judy Edwards (Larry) of Zaleski and Beverly Woodrum (Jeff) of McArthur; his brothers, Curtis Waldron (Jane) of Rock Hill, Gary Waldron (Bev) of Proctorville, Jack Daily Jr. (Lisa) of South Point, and Allen Daily (Dusty) of Jackson; and all of his many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncle, cousins and friends. Steven was a loving friend and companion to Linda, a loving father and grandfather, he was a wonderful son and a great brother.

He was generous and kind to everyone he knew and he will be forever missed by all who loved him. Visitation will be at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral at 2 p.m. with Jack Pemberton officiating. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Gencie Tibbs

Gencie Lamona Tibbs, 66, of Richwood, was led to the Lord’s throne by Jessie Horsley and Patricia Wilson, Sunday, July 7, 2013, at her residence. The Ironton native was born May 31, 1947, the daughter of the late Willard and Jessie Skaggs Horsley.

Mrs. Tibbs was a 1965 graduate of Green Township High School and a homemaker. She was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church in Raymond.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Horsley; and two sisters, Brenda Horsley and Patricia Ann Wilson.

She is survived by four sons, Casey and Sonya Tibbs of Richwood, Toney and Michelle Tibbs of Peebles, Charles Ray Tibbs of Sacramento, Calif., and William and Dee Tibbs of Portsmouth; a daughter, Lori and Bob Sweeney of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Charles and Evelyn Horsley of Franklin Furnace, and Elbert and Mary Horsley of Raymond; three sisters, Julie Collins, Kathryn Johnson, both of Ironton, and Mary and Rikk Stout of Minford; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Flinn officiating. Burial will follow in Junior Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Dennis Conley

Dennis Ray Conley, 70 of South Webster, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel.