Obituaries — 4/8/14

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jim Morrison

Jim “Fenni” Edward Morrison Jr., 61, of Wheelersburg, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton. He was born Jan. 12, 1953, in Biloxi, Miss., the son of the late James Edward Morrison Sr. and Rosemary Collingsworth Morrison who survives. Jim was a chemical operator for the Haverhill Chemical Plant, a member of Cornerstone Church of The Nazarene in Wheelersburg and loved spending time with his family and especially his grandson, Conner.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Tiffany (Nate) Blanton, of Franklin Furnace; one son, James Joshua Morrison, of Circleville; one brother, Bob (Debbie) Morrison, of Wheelersburg; a fiancée, Renea L. Blair, of South Shore, Ky.; one grandson, Conner Michael Blanton, of Franklin Furnace; and two nephews, Aaron and Seth Morrison, of Wheelersburg.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Adam Reeder officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Donald Hughes

Donald R. Hughes, 64, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his residence. The Ashland, Ky., native was born March 16, 1950, the son of the late Raymond and Ethel Royce Hughes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ruth Ferguson Hughes.

Mr. Hughes was a graduate of Paul Blazer High School, was an employee of Skeeto’s Pizza and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Michael Hughes; a sister, Joann Runyon; three brothers, James Hughes, Carl Hughes and Leo Hughes; and a grandson, Caleb Hughes.

He is survived by son, Donald Lee and Kim Hughes, of Fairlawn, Va.; daughter, Kristie Jackson and her companion, Bill Allen, of Kitts Hill; son, Scott “Bub” Hughes, of Ironton; son, Chris and Lori Abrams, of Coal Grove; sister, Fern Wise, of Ironton; 12 grandchildren, Troy Hughes, Katelyn Hughes, Ethan Hughes, Shayla McFann, Shamron McFann, Gabe Hughes, Cheyenne Hughes, Blane Hughes, Steven Hicks, Matthew Jackson, Cody Roberts and Kaycie Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Hughes and Autumn McFann; special friends, Ray and Janet; and everyone at Skeeto’s.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with pastor Sammy Cooke officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Ivan Christian

Ivan Julian Christian, 88, of Chesapeake, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hamlin Simmons Christian, of Gallipolis. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville by minister Barry Kelley and pastor Cleo Watson. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery in Chesapeake. Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Rosa Austin

Rosa Lee Austin, 90, of South Point, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Heartland of Riverview. Arrangements are pending at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to



Ralph Reasor

Ralph W. Reasor, 87, of South Point, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Reasor. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.



Teresa Curry

Teresa L. Ferris Chafin Curry, 50, of Chesapeake, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Jo-Lin Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.



Lillian Stewart

Lillian Faith Stewart, 22 weeks old, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel.