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Obituaries — 7/22/13

Raymond Massie

Raymond Wilburn Massie, 68 of Laurelville, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Hocking Valley Hospital in Logan. The Pedro native was born Sept. 29, 1944, the son of the late Wilbur and Eloise Noel Massie.

Mr. Massie attended Waterloo schools and was owner and operator of Massie Brothers Construction and Rain Man Carwash. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bill Cramblit; a grandson, Max Cramblit; and a sister-in-law, Debbie Massie.

He is survived by two daughters, Neva Cramblit and Rae Ann Massie and her life partner Nikki Romine, all of Laurelville; life long-friend and mother to his children, Dorothy Massie of Laurelville; a brother, Bill Massie of Logan; four aunts, Neva Self of Ironton, Jessie Mae Noel of Pedro, Shirley Adkins of Wooster and Roberta Noel of Ohio; two stepgrandchildren, Levi Cramblit and Lacey Cramblit, both of Chillicothe; companion, Kathy Ricketts of Sugar Grove; and the love of his life, his Maltese “Baby.” He will be deeply missed by many cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Delawder officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. At the family’s request they would like everyone who is coming to the service to bring and share a favorite memory of Raymond. At a later date there will be a memorial held in the Hocking Hills area for his local friends and family.



Joan Wylie

Joan (Marie) Wylie, 84, of Ironton, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at Jo-Lin Health Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Ironton, the daughter of the late Robert and Genevieve (Abel) Brownstead. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James P. “Jay” Wylie, whom she married in 1948.

Joan was a 1941 graduate of Paul Blazer High School, Ashland, Ky. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband in his business endeavors. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ironton and she was very active with her beloved children, grandchildren and great-children.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Brownstead.

In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Wayne) Price of Ironton; three sons, J. Paul (Glenna) Wylie of Ashland, Robert G. (Connie) Wylie of Ironton and Scott (Teresa) Wylie of Ironton; ten grandchildren, J.D. Cyrus, Josh Bator, Chris Wylie, Ryan Wylie, Jeremy Williams, Cary Williams, Travis Wylie, Todd Wylie Rachael Maddy and Katie Bias; 13 great-grandchildren, Kia, Chandler, Brycen, Avah, Emma, Elli, Evan, Jase, Jonas, Kylie, Olivia, Jonathan and Mara; two brothers, Robert (Helene) Brownstead of Syracuse New York, John Bill Brownstead of Barboursville, W.Va.; and one sister, Mary Jane (Jim) Bator of Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with pastors Steve Harvey and Eric Barnes officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Condolences may be made to the Wylie family online by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com



Billy Pritchard

Billy Jack Pritchard, 29, of Ironton, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at his residence. The Ironton native was born June 11, 1984, the son of John Charles Pritchard of Ironton and Janice Aileen Corbin Pritchard also of Ironton.

Billy Jack attended Dawson Bryant High School in Coal Grove and was a former employee for Applied Cards in Huntington, W.Va. Billy loved fishing and was good with computers.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Edward Corbin; and paternal grandfather, Calvin Clifford Pritchard.

In addition to his father and mother, he is survived by a brother, John D. Pritchard of South Point; two sisters, Rebecca Ann Layton and Kayla Marie Hieronimus both of Ironton; paternal grandmother, Kaye Ann Pritchard of Ironton; and maternal grandmother, Lola Corbin of Ironton.

There will be a memorial gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family or watch the memorial video, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net