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Obituaries—1/27/14

Randall Ackerson

Randall D. Ackerson, 52, of Ashland, Ky., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Mr. Ackerson was born Dec. 27, 1961, a son of Marie Crank Ackerson of South Point, and the late Pete Ackerson
Randy worked for the Music Box Express in Ashland. He attended the Salt & Light Worship Center where he faithfully played in the band. Randy was a great musician especially with the steel guitar. He loved to hunt and was known for his excellent craftsmanship of building longbows.
Randy touched so many lives with his kindness, gratitude and through his love of music.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include, his loving wife of 31 years, Laura “Janie” Kelly Ackerson of Ashland; his beautiful daughter, Emily Rae Ackerson of Ashland; his twin sister, Sandy Merritt and husband Mike of Ironton; two brothers, Gary Ackerson of South Point and Darrell Ackerson and wife Kelly of Cannonsburg; several nieces, nephews and a host of special friends.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel by Dr. Dale Maddy and Pastor Greg Matney. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolence to: www.steenfuneralhome.com.

Walter Truesdell

Walter Andrew Truesdell, 92, of South Point, went to be with the Lord on Friday Jan. 24, 2014. Walter was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Chesapeake,  son of the late Walter Stanley and Eva Bessie Truesdell. In addition to his parents, Walter was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen King Truesdell; one brother, Leo Frank Truesdell; and three sisters, Lucille McMaster, Marietta Snider, and Katherine Birchfield. Walter is survived by his three children: son, Hancel Edgar Truesdell and two daughters, Mary Sue Napier, and Eva L. Truesdell Martyn; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; two special grandchildren, Jonathan Ascencio, and Muriell Orlando; and a very special family friend, Joe Thompson. Church remained significant throughout Walter’s life as he attended several local churches.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Scottown, Ohio. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Rikki White
Rikki White, 23, of Ironton, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

Earl Murnahan
Earl Murnahan, 87, of Ironton, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. He was the husband of Julie Murnahan, who survives. Arrangement are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Howard
Elizabeth Howard, 57, of Pedro, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home. She was the wife of Elroy “Junior” Howard, who survives. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

Joseph Gibson
Joseph Gibson, 79, of Ironton, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. He was the husband of Georgia Gibson, who survives. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

Christine Ervin
Christine Ervin, 67,  of Ironton, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at home. She was the wife of Isaac (Ike) Ervin, who survives. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel.

Nellie Alexander
Nellie Faye Burton Alexander, 87, of Greenup, Ky., died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneralhome.com.