Morris Jenkins Jr., 56, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky., after an extended illness. The Lawrence County native was born Aug.16, 1957, the son of Morris Jenkins, of Pedro, and the late Magdalene Mitchell Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins was a 1975 graduate of Rock Hill High School, a graduate of Ohio University, where he received his associate of arts degree in 1985 and in 1986 received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Dayton with his master’s degree in education. He was a supervisor/social worker for the Department of Jobs and Family Services, retiring in 2004 after 25 years of service and was also a substitute teacher for the Rock Hill School District for nine years. He was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and attended the Woodland Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to church, reading and traveling. He traveled all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Josephene Mitchell and Morris and Mary Barnhart Jenkins.
In addition to his father, he is survived by two sisters, Joyce Kellogg, of Pedro, and Rita (David) Hankins, of South Point; a brother, Michael Jenkins, of Pedro; three nephews; one stepnephew; six great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Freewill Baptist Church with brother David Schug and the Rev. Ralph Tyo officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Doris M. Faulkner, 74 of Caledonia, passed away Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014, at home after an extended illness. Doris was born June 29, 1939, in Lawrence County, as the daughter of the late Ansel and Mabel (Collins) Jenkins. She was a 1957 graduate of Ironton High School.
She worked at Lawrence County and Galion Community Hospitals as a nurse’s aide. She retired from the Meijer’s Store in Marion in 2004. At home Doris enjoyed sewing and crocheting when not busy with her children and grandchildren. Doris and her husband, William, whom she married on Nov. 17, 1963, were members of the Lincoln Highway Car Club. William survives her at home. She is also survived by her four children, Mark A. (Gina ) Faulkner, of Marion, Michael (Kim) Faulkner, of Bucyrus, and Sandy Jones and Debbie (Rick) Turner, of Marion. There are 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She also leaves four brothers, Donny Jenkins, of Galion, Ronny Jenkins, of Findlay, and Danny and Jimmy Jenkins, of Ironton; sisters Dorothy Waugh, of Quaker City, and Cora Jenkins and Shelia Massie, of Ironton. Doris was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Doris Faulkner will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia with pastor Bryan Strothers officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today where the family will receive them between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timsonallenmelroy.com.
Richard Lee Christian, 73, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla.
Richard, an Ironton native, was a 1959 graduate of Ironton High School and a retired officer of the United States Navy and received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University while in the service. Richard served his country proudly and to the best of his ability for 23 years and retired in 1980. Then he pursued a MBA from the University of North Florida. Richard enjoyed golfing and traveling.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, John Richard and Verna Mae (Milem) Christian.
In addition to his wife, Richard is also survived by two children, Bradley Christian, of Canton, Ga., and Paul Christian, of San Francisco, Calif; two siblings, Kay (Christian) McClellan, of Ironton, and Patricia (Christian) Campbell, of Cartersville, Ga.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews who loved him very much.
There will be a memorial service in Melbourne, Fla., on March 2.
Kathy J. Jenkins, 56, of Waterloo, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her residence. The Lawrence County native was born Oct. 30, 1957, the daughter of the late Ben and Jenny Cornell Miller. She is survived by her husband, Roy Jenkins, whom she married Nov. 3, 1972.
Mrs. Jenkins attended Rock Hill High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed simple everyday life at home among her family and loved ones. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Dawn Ackison, of Ashville, and Carol L. Harper, of Waterloo; two sons, Jackie L. Jenkins, of Louisville, Ky., and Joey A. Jenkins, of Waterloo; a sister, Debra Miller Matney, of Hanging Rock; three brothers, Jerry Miller, David Miller and Allen Miller, all of Warsaw, Ind; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Hanging Rock Cemetery and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Ray Stevens Dunman Jr., 69, of Huntington, W.Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery in Wayne, W.Va., by pastor Paul Farley. Burial will follow. Visitation will be 11-11:45 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
Robert M. Baker, 72, of South Point, died at his home on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. A memorial service will be noon Friday at Kenova Church of Christ, 1801 Chestnut St. in Kenova, W.Va., by minister Brad Poe from Rome Church of Christ. Hall Funeral Home Proctorville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.