Obituaries— 12/13/13

Published 10:02 am Friday, December 13, 2013

James D. Frazer

James D. Frazer Sr., 91, of Preston, Conn., formerly of Ironton, died Dec. 12, 2013. A memorial will be at a later date.


Leslie DeLong

Leslie Lee DeLong, 61, of South Webster, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1952, in California, to James and Nancy (Smith) DeLong.

He is survived by his wife, Gigi (Neff) DeLong; sister, Carol (Rich) Channels; children, grandchildren, nephews, close friends and family, Nate DeLong (Chris Destocki), Jimmy (Kristy) DeLong, Jeremy Estep, Ashley (Chris) Brown, Tyler Campbell, Bowen Brown, Brandon (Sasha) Renfroe, Brent Bell and Ryan (Ashley) Molenda.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leslie and Hope Smith; and paternal grandparents, Lee and Mabel DeLong.

Leslie served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a teacher, wrestling and football coach for 31 years. He graduated from Chardon High School, in Chardon, and went on to Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. Leslie was also a member of the Old Country Church Tabernacle in Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Old Country Church Tabernacle in Oak Hill with Pastor Bryon Carmon officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience.  Friends may call Monday at the church from 4 until the time of the service at 7 p.m.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the James Cancer Hospital, Office of Development, 660 Ackerman Road  P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218. Online condolences may be sent to


Raymond Scarberry

Raymond Scott Scarberry, 76, of Willow Wood, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville by pastor Gordon Simpson and pastor Donnie Spurlock. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery in Willow Wood . Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Nancy Moore

Nancy Carlene Moore, 76, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born Jan. 12, 1937, the daughter of the late William and Roberta Green Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denna “Dan” Wayne Moore, who passed away in 1987.

Mrs. Moore was a 1955 graduate of Ironton High School. She retired in 1985 after 19 years of service with the Berlin Pharmacy, where she was a pharmacy assistant. She was of the Protestant faith, enjoyed spending time with family, music and yard sales.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Denise Moore; a brother, Larry Kaye Smith; and a sister, Marla Ann Whitt.

She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Bruce, of Ironton, and Mitzi Cooper, of Wheelersburg; numerous  nieces, nephews and extended family. She is also survived by her “adopted” children, JadeMo, Hannah, James, Josie, CaeCea, Austin, Cody and her best buddy, Milford “Jr.” Jenkins.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow in Woodland Cemetery. Donations may be made to Friends of Lawrence County Dog Pound, 1302 Adams Lane, Ironton, OH 45638.To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Steven Matney

Steven Wilson Matney, 50, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Matney. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at