Published 12:51 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crystal Yates

Crystal Ann Yates, 30, of Ironton, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at her residence. The Orlando, Fla., native was born April 4, 1983, the daughter of David Martin, of Ironton, and Barbi Whitaker Enright, of Apopka, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Scott James Yates, whom she married Aug. 28, 2008.

Crystal is a 2002 graduate of Ironton High School. She was a homemaker.

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Crystal is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ann and Aubrey Hall; and aunt, Debbie Hall.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by three sons, Austin Lee Martin, Ashton David Martin and Anthony Harlin Yates, all of Ironton; step-daughter, Madelyn Brooke Yates, of South Point; brother, Theodore Martin, of Lavalette, W.Va.; paternal grandparents, David Lee Martin, of Delotona, Fla., and Joyce Brown, of Flatwoods, Ky.; stepmother, Angie Martin, of Ironton; stepfather, Bill Enright of Apopka, Fla.; stepbrother, J.D. Martin, of Ironton; and a host of extended family members.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Friday until the time of the service. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



George Riedel

George Edward Riedel, 93, of Barboursville, W.Va., formerly of Ironton, passed away March 17, 2014, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.

Born in 1920 to the late George S. and Margaret Delaney Riedel, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Rodgers, a brother, Paul Riedel, and a special friend, Nina Doughman. He is survived by three daughters; Janet Nicol, of Danville, Va., Judy Riedel, of Springfield, Leigh Jordan (Roger) of Barboursville, W.Va.; one brother, James Riedel (Lyndall), of Florida; four grandchildren; Annie Johnson (Thomas), John Foreman (Aimee), Chris Bartley (Shawn) and Mary Koogler (Rob); seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

George was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from September 1942 until June 1945. He was in the 68th Medical Regiment, European Theater of Operations and participated in the “D day” landing driving a Jeep onto the beaches of Normandy on the second day. George retired from Allied Chemical and the Lawrence County Courthouse where he was deputy auditor. He was a member of the 68th Medical Association and the Our Lady of Fatima Parish. George spent his later years with his daughter, Leigh, and son-in-law, Roger. A special thanks to his caregiver, Barbara Miller, the staff of Cardiac Step-down, St. Mary’s and the staff of Hospice. Contributions can be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, the Jeffrey George Comfort House or Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Huntington, W.Va., Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Private burial will be held at Cavalry Cemetery in Ironton. The family guestbook can be viewed at


Michael Riley

Michael Patrick Riley, 48, of Franklin Furnace, formerly of Ironton and Ashland, died Sunday March 16, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church in Ashland, Ky. Memorial donations to help his wife with expenses should be made to Brown Funeral Chapel. His wife has entrusted his care to Brown Funeral Chapel at Ironton.



Anna Dillon

Anna M. Dillon, 58, of South Point, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic. She is survived by her husband, Joe Dillon. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery, in Milton, W.Va. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



John Williams

John Michael “Mike” Williams, 46, of South Point, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Condolences to the family may be expressed at