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Obituaries—3/18/14

Daniel Culbertson

Daniel Henry Culbertson, 81, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Ironton native was born July 3, 1932, the son of the late Tordiff and Helen Scherer Culbertson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois Ann Saunders Culbertson, whom he married Nov. 8, 1954.

Mr. Culbertson was a 1952 graduate of St. Joseph High School and was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a retired electrician, working locally many years for Allied Chemical Company and retiring in 1993 from Columbus Municipal Power Plant. After retiring, he enjoyed spending his time and volunteering for organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, First Methodist Church food pantry and the St. Joseph Bereavement Choir.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Steven Culbertson; brother, Fred Culbertson; and sister, Rose Culbertson Boll.

In addition to his wife, Daniel is survived by a daughter, Amy (Kevin) Glockner, of Ironton; three sons, Stephen (Sherri) Culbertson, of Cannonsburg, Ky., Richard (Tracy) Culbertson and John (Shelli) Culbertson, of Ironton; nine grandchildren, Abbey, Maddey and Caroline Culbertson, all of Cannonsburg, Ky., Tiah Culbertson, Kaycie (Scott) Melvin, Nick Culbertson, Hannah, Haley and Bryce Glockner, all of Ironton; four great-grandchildren, Sophie and Max Worthington, of Ironton, Tenley and Paisley Melvin, of Greenup, Ky; a sister, Mary Culbertson Bodmer of Ironton; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Marilou Clare; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss him greatly.

Funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home. In Daniel’s memory, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY. 41101, St Joseph Church or St. Lawrence O’ Toole Church, 905 S. Fifth St., Ironton, OH. 45638. To leave online condolences to the Culbertson family please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.

Robert Nunley

Robert Sherman Nunley, 85, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Detroit, Mich., native was born Sept. 25, 1928, the son of the late Robert Bartlett and Della M. Black Nunley. He is survived by his wife, Loleta LaVay Sweeney Nunley, whom he married Nov. 10, 1956.

Mr. Nunley was a graduate of Boyd County High School and attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Mich. He was a central office technician for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company for 42 years. He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Ironton, the Pioneers of America, the NRA, Communications Workers of America and the St. Lawrence Catholic Church Choir.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Audrey Faith Nunley.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary and Kevin Davis, of Lexington, Ky., Rebecca and Frank Dalton, of Ironton, and Amy Nunley, of Ironton; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Peyton Nunley, of Lexington, Ky.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles W. and Lillian Nunley, of Ashland, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Peter McEachern, Laura Beth Davis, April Davis, Jessica Rose Dalton and her fiance, Uriah Stewart, Zachary Dalton, Hattie Grace Nunley, Madeline Elizabeth Nunley, Steven Diamond, and Stephanie Diamond; and three great-grandchildren, Uriah, Josiah, and Sophia Stewart.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net. At the family’s request donations can be made to the Community Hospice, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101.

 

 

Michael Riley

Michael Patrick Riley, 48, of Franklin Furnace, formerly of Ironton and Ashland, Ky., died Sunday March 16, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.

 

 

John Williams

John Michael Williams, 46, of South Point, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point.

Bernice Bowman

Bernice Bowman, 90, of South Point, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Elliott County, Ky., native was born July 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Ransom and Sallie Williams Fraley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Bowman.

Mrs. Bowman attended Elliott County Schools. She was a homemaker and a member of the Solida Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Fraley.

She is survived by two sons, Rex Allen (Naomi) Bowman, of Orlando, Fla., and Paul D. (Donna) Bowman, of Ashland, Ky.; a daughter, Sally (Larry) Dean, of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Amanda Fannin, of Summit, Ky.; two brothers, Jessie Fraley, of Middletown, and Avery Fraley, of Summit, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesdsay at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Charles Wolfe

Charles Wayne Wolfe, 53, of South Point, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Greenup County, Ky., native was born March 9, 1961, the son of the late Fred and Charlene Wheeler Wolfe. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Brenda Munyan Wolfe of South Point.

Mr. Wolfe was a graduate of Greenup County High School and a former gas attendant for Rich Oil. He was a member of the Eagles, was a Mason and loved his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Richard (Jackie) Crabtree, of Ironton, Tillman Russell, of Ripley, W.Va., David (Sammie) Russell Jr., of Ironton, and William Joseph Russell, of South Point; two daughters, Crystal Pedigo, of Wayne, W.Va., and Jennifer (Danny) Bryan of, St. Augustine, Fla.; a sister, Linda (Garrett) Daniels, of Russell, Ky.; six grandchildren; and one nephew and a niece.

A service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Donations may be made to the City Mission Church, Ironton, Ohio. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 

John Holbrook

John E. Holbrook, 41, of South Point, passed away Friday, March 15, 2014, at his residence. The Ironton native was born March 11, 1973, the son of Ernest and Hazel Mae Bailey Holbrook of Pedro.

Mr. Holbrook was a 1991 graduate of Symmes Valley High School and a former meat cutter for Foodland in Westmoreland, W.Va., for more than 20 years. He enjoyed NFL, NASCAR and golf and listening to KLove daily.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée, Kelly Lambert McKenzie, of South Point; three sons, John Ethan Holbrook, of Southport, N.C., Ashton Gage Holbrook, of Georgia, and Logan Michael Allen Holbrook, of South Point; a brother, Michael Alan Holbrook, of Winnabow, N.C.; two sisters, Kathy Jo Holbrook, of Ashland, Ky. and Linda Faye Runyan, of Pedro; one nephew; six nieces; and a stepdaughter, Peyton McKenzie, of South Point.

Funeral services will be noon Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Ironton, OH 45638 to help with the funeral expenses. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.