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Obituaries — 8/8/13

Patty Armstrong

Patricia Diane (Patty) Justice Armstrong, 77, of South Point, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, overlooking the Ohio River, on whose banks she had lived for nearly half a century.

She died almost three years to the date after her beloved husband of 52 years Robert (Bob) Armstrong passed away on Aug. 9, 2010. She was first and foremost a loving and supportive mother, wife and grandmother, and a dedicated Christian.

Patty is survived by three children, their spouses, and six grandchildren, Brian and Wendy Wetherbee Armstrong of Seville, their son Christopher and wife Lauren of Jeffersonville, Ind. and daughter Alyssa of Kent; Lee Ann and John Chapman and daughter Allison of Chesapeake; and Rodney and Crystal Gaskell Armstrong and daughter Alexis, and sons, Taylor and Hunter of Grove City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a teacher’s aide for more than 20 years at South Point Elementary #2, retiring in 1999, and was an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church of South Point. Earlier, she was a member of the South Point First Church of the Nazarene and the First Baptist Church of South Point.

Patty and Bob participated together in the Whirlaways Square Dance Club. She was a member of several church choirs and a Sybene Senior Center and AARP volunteer. She played piano for church, and was part of the church’s baking ministry for those in need. She graduated from Ironton High School in 1953, and grew up, married Bob in 1958, and they started their family in Ironton before moving to their South Point home overlooking the Ohio River in 1967.

Patty also was preceded in death by her parents, Florian and Mabel Milar Justice, and her siblings, Eloise Classing, Clyde (Spider) Justice, Maurice (Babe) Justice, and Carl (Ham) Justice.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In addition to flowers the family has requested that donations be made locally to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice of Huntington, 3100 Staunton, WV 25702.

Condolences may be given online to the Armstrong family by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com.



Marie Akers

Marie Akers, 91, of Westerville, died on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her residence. Funeral service will be held at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods on Saturday at 3 p.m. Visitation is one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Caroline Cemetery. www.carmanfuneral.com.



Lesa Andre

Lesa Ann Bowling Andre, 57, of Flatwoods, Ky., died on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. At her request, there will be no public visitation or funeral.

Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left on behalf of the family at BaileyFamilyFuneralHome.com.



Carolyn Farriss

Carolyn Dean Farriss, 81, of Huntington, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Saturday,at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, by Jason Morris. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.



Earl Slack

Earl L. Slack, 92, of Chesapeake, husband of Dorothy A. Slack, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.



Ella Bowling

Ella Marie Bowling, 94, of Lawrence County, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Fairborn.

Funeral will be noon Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Slabfork Cemetery on Johns Creek with Brother John Pemberton. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Patty Murray

Patty Lou Murray, 83, of South Point, died Tuesday

Aug. 6, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cawley-Peoples Funeral Home in Lowell. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell.

Patty was born June 20, 1930, in Barlow, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Tulip Monaghan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Murray; and one son, Harold L. Murray. Patty was a homemaker.

Patty is survived by two daughters, Kathy Murray of South Point, and Vicki (Henry) Craig of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Rodger (Debbi.) Murray of Lebanon, Tenn., and James Murray of Portland, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Nakya (Chris) Clark of Lebanon, Tenn., and Andrew Craig of Arlington, Va.; one brother, Thomas Monaghan of Lowell; one sister, Naomi Wilson of Caldwell; one sister-in-law, Rae Rummer of Columbus; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, at Lowell Chapel of Cawley-Peoples Funeral Home, 227 Lock St. Lowell.