Obituaries — 11/14/13

Published 10:21 am Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gary Cade

Gary R. Cade, 65, of Ironton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. He is the son of Enola Dilley Cade of Kitts Hill and the late Charles Cade.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Angela (Roger) Wireman, of Proctorville, and Tracy Shepard (fiancé Travis Arnold), of Willow Wood; four grandchildren, Corey Miller, of Proctorville, Garrett Wireman and Raine Wireman, of Proctorville, and MacKenzie Shepard, of Willow Wood; two brothers, Lee (Lois) Cade and Bill (Brenda) Cade, both of Waterloo; and one sister, Nancy (Ron) Bowling, of Ashland, Ky.

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Mr. Cade was a 1966 graduate of Symmes Valley High School and a member of Myrtle Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Leatherwood Buggy Association and formerly served as President of Symmes Valley Band Boosters and treasurer of Lawrence County Board of Realtors. He was a 32-year employee of United Laboratories and a former Realtor and iron worker at Dayton Malleable. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, sports and riding dune buggies.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ohio State University James Cancer Center.

Public graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Fowler officiating. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Harold Pancake

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, Harold Austin (Cookie) Pancake, 89, died at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born Aug. 20, 1924, at Hecla, the son of the late Rev. Clell O. and Maude Delong Pancake.

He is also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Hessie A Stewart Pancake; two sisters, Alberta Keaton and Verna Webb; two brothers, Golden Pancake and Francis Pancake; two grandchildren, Staci Jo Stevens and Austin (Randy) Pancake; and son-in-law Daniel M. Stevens.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a lifetime member of the Lawrence County Bow Hunters Club and an avid hunter and fisherman. He retired after 36 years from Allied Chemical (Ironton Coke Plant).

He is survived by Barbara and Curt Stevens, of Hecla; Harold Ken Pancake, of Pedro; Dianna Stevens, of Russell; Brenda and Lester Ross, of Hecla; Beverly Pancake and Ronnie Stidham, of Russell, Ky.; Mike and Christy Pancake, of Kenova; Jerry and Cheryl Pancake, of Ironton; 39 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great grandchildren.

We would like to give special recognition to Ronnie Stidham for all the loving care he provided in the last few years Harold was with us.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with Brother David Schug officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday from at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kevin Stevens, Donald Pancake, Dale Kidd, Alan Ross, Chris Smith and Jerry Pancake Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Pancake. To offer condolences to the family, please visit Donations may be sent to the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.

Edwin Mundy

Edwin Mundy, 93, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the East Carter County Memory Gardens in Grayson. Online condolences at


Dean Ferguson

Dean Ferguson, 58, of Ironton, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.


Paul Powers

Paul Edward Powers, 67, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at St Mary’s Medical Center. There will be no services. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home.