Obituaries — 2/11/14

Published 10:23 am Tuesday, February 11, 2014

John Turvey

John William Turvey Sr., 79, of Pedro, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Superior native was born May 14, 1934, the son of the late Eph and Shirley Bruce Turvey. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Sue Watson Turvey.

Mr. Turvey attended Superior schools and was a former machine operator for the Dayton Walters Foundry. He attended the Pleasant Valley Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Turvey and Wayne Turvey; and two brothers-in-law, George “Ken” Mullins and Harold Mullins.

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In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, John (Karen) Turvey, of Wheelersburg, Wade (Mary) Turvey, of Ironton, Adam Turvey and Ethan Turvey, both of Pedro; three daughters, Marietta Merrick, of Chillicothe, Renatta Kubit, of Wichita, Kan., and Santanna Turvey, of Pedro; two brothers, Donald (Shirley) Turvey and Frank (Elaine) Turvey, all of Pedro; three sisters, Ruby (Virgil) Anderson, of Circleville, Loretta Mullins, of Pedro, and Nellie Mullins, of Wheelersburg; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren

Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with pastor Shane Hanshaw officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home, PO Box 122, Ironton OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Thomas Ball

Thomas Franklin Ball, 77, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. The Kenova, W.Va., native was born Aug. 27, 1936, the son of the late Raymond and Dorothy Boyd Ball. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Wyatt Ball, who passed away November 1992.

Mr. Ball was a graduate of Buffalo High School in Wayne County, W.Va., and a U.S. Army National Guard veteran. He was a former machinist for the Ironton Coke and the Huntington Plating Company and a member of the Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church in Coal Grove.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Ball and Darrell Ball; and two great-grandchildren, Michalyn Miller and Baileigh Johnson.

He is survived by a daughter, Teresa (Kenny) Pyles, of Ironton; two sons, Timothy (Carla) Ball, of Brandon, Fla.; and Brian Ball and Tanya Copley, both of Columbus; three sisters, Jane Havens, of Indianapolis, Ind., Ada (A.W.) Smith, of Troy, and Shelia (Kenny) Kitchen, of Pedro; a brother, Joe (Lillian) Ball, of Hobe Sound, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Carol Ball Shoults, of Newark; his companion, Connie Moore, of Coal Grove, and her daughter, Barbara Houck, of Ironton; eight grandchildren, Dietra Miller, Darin Kelley, Jacob D. Ball, Cassandra Ball, Andrew Keith Ball, Nathan Thomas Ball, Rhett Allen Ball and Kayla Pyles; five great-grandchildren, McKensie Miller, Eli Miller, Donavan Johnson, Jaida Ryann Kelley and Hunter James Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Huntington, W.Va. and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church, 412 Washington St., Coal Grove, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Anita Hord

Anita Hord, 65, of South Point, died Monday Feb. 10, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.