Obituaries — 7/25/13

Published 3:16 pm Thursday, July 25, 2013

Linda Murnahan

Linda K. Murnahan, 71, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at a local health care center. The Ironton native was born Feb. 19, 1942, the daughter of the late Henry and Linda Marie Barker Fugitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William K. Murnahan, who passed away Jan. 9, 2004.

Mrs. Murnahan was a 1960 graduate of Ironton High School and a 1964 graduate of Ohio University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history. She was a former teacher for the Clermont County schools, Norton City Schools in Norton, Va., and a substitute teacher for Ironton City Schools, retiring in 1990.

She is survived by a daughter, L. Michelle Murnahan of Charleston, W.Va.; a son, W. Shawn Murnahan of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Judith G. Fugitt of Columbus and Melody A. and Kenneth Abdon of Raceland, Ky.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Paul H. and Julia Fugitt of Ironton.

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Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Woodland Cemetery with Minister Glen Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit




Bernard Carter

Bernard Allen Carter, 60, of Ironton, passed Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side.  The Huntington, W.Va., native was born April 29, 1953, the son of Charlene Bird Carter of Hurricane, W. Va., and the late Bernard Carter.

Bernard was a 1971 graduate of Hurricane High School and received his master’s degree in counseling from Marshall University and his master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky.  He was a former social worker and supervisor for Southern Ohio Behavioral Health and member of Gateway Baptist Church in Ironton.  Bernard had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed traveling, hiking and growing trees, flowers and his special tomato plants.  He also enjoyed his computer, reading and his dog Greta.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Neville; his paternal grandparents, Everett and Nancy Carter; and his maternal grandparents, Losee and Carrie Bird.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patrice Neville Carter whom he married March 21, 1987; stepdaughter, Deana Palmer of Coal Grove and her fiancé Scott Raney; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Gary Keeney of Hurricane; niece, Jennifer Keeney of Alexandria, Va.; mother-in-law, Esther Neville of Coal Grove; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jan and Harold Roberts of Huntington; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan and David McDonie of Waverly.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, and/or Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home,

Funeral service will be noon Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Jenkins officiating and burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.  Donations in Bernard’s memory can be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY. 41101.  To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Velma Lewis-Lane

Velma Louise Lewis-Lane, 88, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carman Funeral Home in with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at



Donna Reed

Donna Jean Porter Reed, 71, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Chateau Grove Personal Care Center, Barboursville, W.Va. At Donna’s request there will be no services. Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



June Huff

June L. Huff, 85, of South Point, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Clayton Ramey

Clayton Floyd Ramey, 41, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.