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Obituaries—3/14/14

Thomas Matney

Thomas Ray Matney, 63, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born Aug. 25, 1950, the son of the late Frank and Elsie Stapleton Matney. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Pence Matney.

Mr. Matney attended Rock Hill High School and South High School in Springfield. He was a former welder for the Robbins and Meyers Company in Springfield for 10 years, retiring in 1984.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa May Matney; a brother, Frankie Matney Jr.; and several aunts and uncles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Kathy Raeann (Danny Lewis) Matney of Ironton; son, Matt Thomas (Heidi) Matney of South Point; brother, Tim (Vicki) Matney of Ironton; two sisters, Kay Matney (Rick) Green and Janet Matney Gillespie, both of Springfield; and grandson, Austin Thomas Matney of South Point. He is also survived by his “babies,” his three dogs, Grasshopper, Sally Sue and Bear; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11a.m.-1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow in Mamre Cemetery with minister Chad Pemberton officiating. Pallbearers will be Kathy Matney, Matt Matney, Tim Matney, Brandon Matney, Greg Massie and Robert Pence. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Danny Lewis

Danny Lee Lewis, 80, of South Point, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.  The Ironton native was born July 15, 1933, the son of the late Clifford Leroy and Mary Francis Pyles Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Ironton High School. He was a former ironworker for Dayton Malleable.  Mr. Lewis was a veteran of the Korean War where he served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Mr. Lewis loved his grandchildren and was very involved with their activities.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald L. Lewis.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary R. Diamond and Jennifer R. Lewis of South Point; two sons, Danny (Darlene) Lewis of Milton, W.Va., and Scott A. Lewis of South Point; a sister, Rose Ann Koerper of Coal Grove;

grandchildren, Eric (Amanda) Diamond of Ironton, Seth Lewis, Trevor Lewis, Kyleah Lewis, all of Milton, W.Va., Clara Lewis and Cannon “Cannonball” Lewis of South Point.; and two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Tatum Diamond of Ironton

Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Ironton, with pastor Eric Barnes officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military rites provided by the VFW 8850.  Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service Monday at the Church.  Donations may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Group, 304 S. Fifth St., Ironton.   To offer condolences to the Lewis family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 

James Riley

James C. Riley, 96, of Ironton, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center. The Lawrence County native was born Nov. 12, 1917, to the late Everett and Mildred Clark Riley. He was the husband of Genevieve Zwilling Riley, his wife of 73 years. He had his own law practice in Ironton. He specialized in workman’s compensation. He was the owner, trainer, and driver of harness race horses. He raced horses in New York, Chicago, and Canada. He raced the horse that held the U.S. record for pacing horses for that year. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pine Grove. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Lawrence Church. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by one son, Father William Riley and one daughter, Patricia Mary Johnson. He is survived by his wife, one son-in-law, Al (Butch) Johnson, of Ironton; grandchildren, Susan (John) Johnson-Brewer III of Ironton, Amy (Scott) Grow of Charleston, S.C., Steven (Kelly) Johnson of Columbus, Heather Meyers of Wheelersburg, Nicholee Lawhorn of Ironton, Thomas Johnson of Ironton, and Michael (Rachel) Johnson of Jackson; and great grandchildren, Dylan Lawhorn, Paige and Carson Johnson, Austin, Chaz, and Alex Meyers, Sabastian and Makinzie Grow and John Brewer IV. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. with the Rosary at 7:45 p.m. at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pine Grove with Father David Huffman officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Mary’s Church.

 

 

Ruth Boggs

Ruth Diane Boggs, 63, of Crown City, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at home. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Boggs.  There will be no services.

Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.

 

Joy Lewis

Joy Gunter Lewis, 60, of Pedro, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center. She was the wife of William Lewis. Arrangements are pending at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.

 

 

Marjorie Blair

Marjorie Blair, 92, of Blacklick, formerly of Ironton, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

Carl Petrie

Carl Fuzzy Petrie, 64, of Proctorville, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Sue Petrie. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.

 

 

Eva Callicoat

Eva Lois Callicoat, 80, of Chesapeake, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by her husband, James L. Callicoat.

Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, by the Rev. Paul R. Farley and the Rev. Greg Tomlinson.  Burial will be in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

 

Melinda Roe

Melinda Kay Roe, 59, of Huntington, W.Va., died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by her husband, Roger E. Roe. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 4298 Prices Creek Road, Huntington, by Brother J.D. Keller. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

 

Lillian Markin

Lillian E. Markin, 93, of Cincinnati, formerly of Lawrence County, died Sunday, March 9, 2014. A graveside service will be noon Saturday at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller.  Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.

 

 

 

Dr. Frederick Van Nostran

Dr. Frederick E. Van Nostran, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House Huntington, W.Va.  A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church Huntington, by pastor Jack Lipphardt. Visitation is 2-3 p.m. Monday at the church.  Hall Funeral Home Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

 

Crystal Yates

Crystal Yates, 30, of Ironton, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Scott Yates. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.