Published 10:52 am Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 Jenny Halleck

Jenny Lynn Haney Halleck, 55, of Ironton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, April 21, 2014. The Lawrence County native was born June 20, 1958, a daughter of the late William F. and Edna “Pat” Lakin Haney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Halleck, who passed away in 2002.

Mrs. Halleck attended Ironton High School, Manpower of Jackson, Ohio University Southern and Shawnee State University, where she received her associate degree in accounting. She was a retired accountant for Lawrence County Job and Family Services with 25 years of service. After retirement she worked part time for Lawrence County Auditor’s Office. She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. Jenny enjoyed working with her young people at Zoar Church, riding four-wheelers, her motorcycle, hiking and skydiving with her friend, Greg Kline. Jenny was also a lifetime member of the Creation Museum.

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She is survived by a son, Tim Boyle, of Ironton; brother, Bill (Rita) Haney, of Pedro; nephew, Lance Haney, of Pedro; great nephew, Brandon Haney, of Ironton; and great-great-niece, Ryleigh Rose Haney, of Ironton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Beals and Dr. Kevin Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Haney, Eric Kline and Andy Lovejoy. Pallbearers will be Tim Boyle, Lance Haney, Brandon Haney, Chris Kline, Greg Kline and Brad Carpenter. To offer condolences to the Halleck family, please visit

David Freeman

Howard David Freeman, 49, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. The Ironton native was born Jan. 13, 1965, a son of the late Joseph Melvin and Ethel Mae Lunsford Freeman. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Viki Rae Taylor Freeman, whom he married Sept. 23, 1996.

David was a 1983 graduate of Ironton High School and an employee of the CAO Weatherization Program for 13 years. He enjoyed helping people and taking care of his family. He was an avid Ironton Tiger football fan and enjoyed spending time with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Freeman; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Freeman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Zachary David Freeman, at home; three brothers, Glen Ray Freeman, Bill (Patty) Freeman, and Rick (Mary) Freeman, all of Ironton; three sisters, Janet (Bob Bailey) Cremeans, Patty (Roger) Shope, and Pam (Gary Collins) Freeman, all of Ironton; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Arno Keyes

Arno Clifford Keyes Jr., 67, of Ironton, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Keyes. A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, followed by a service at 8 p.m. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, by Pastor Steve Harvey. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


James Taylor

James Moses Taylor, 89, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence. The Thomas, Ky., native was born March 25, 1925, a son of the late Rush Bege and Carrie McCoy Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna Beaver Taylor, whom he married Dec. 21, 1974.

Mr. Taylor was a World War II veteran, receiving the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge while in the Army. After his service, he re-enlisted in the Army Air Force, was a retired truck driver from Ford Brothers Inc. and a retired Teamster. Mr. Taylor loved listening to southern gospel music, liked to travel, enjoyed talking on the CB radio, was a member of the DAV and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Foustena Seligh and Betty Jo Baker; and four brothers, Bradley, Landon, A.J. and Ralph Taylor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Anthony (Tanya) Taylor, of Ironton; five daughters, Angela (Robert) Bocook, of Minford, Glenda (Mayo) Martin, of Flatwoods, Ky., Regina Barker, of Lexington, Ky., Deborah (Darrell) Thompson, of South Point, and Barbara Wilcox, of Ashland, Ky.; brother, Lloyd Taylor, of Fort Worth, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Alyssa, Dillin, Blake, James, Aaron, Isaac, Bradley, Jonathon, Walker, Travis, Frankie, Tabitha, Jamey, Grant and Stevie; 13 great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home with pastor Buddy Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Anthony Taylor, Dillin Vernatter, Blake Taylor, Jonathon Spoljaric, Bradley Spoljaric and Robert Bocook. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Larry Kelley

Larry Emerson Kelley Sr., 71, of Ironton, after an extended illness, went home to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home. The Ironton native was born Sept. 27, 1942, son of the late William H. Kelley and Stella Mae Ross Kelley. He is survived by the love of his life, his loving wife of 52 years, Louella (Pennington) Kelley, whom he married Sept. 1, 1961.

Mr. Kelley graduated from Rock Hill High School on 1960. He retired from General Telephone Company in 1999 after 33 years of service. Since retiring he worked for Phillips Funeral Home until December 2012. He also served as a fireman and fire chief of the Upper Township Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Most importantly, he was saved in 1959 and served the Lord for many years. He was a member of Sheridan FWB church in South Point. Over the years, he held many church positions, serving as a deacon, trustee, choir leader and Sunday school teacher at Campbell Chapel FWB church. He was also a trustee at Pine Grove FWB church, and later a Sunday school teacher and trustee at Symmes Valley FWB church. He also served as Sunday school superintendent and trustee at Sheridan FWB church. He enjoyed attending church and listening to gospel music. He loved traveling to Asheville, N.C., to the Primitive Quartet annual gospel sing for 25-plus years. He never met a stranger, always wore a smile and is known for his love and compassion for others.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Matney Johnson; and a brother, Charles Henry Kelley. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ella Laura (Dalton) Pennington, and Frank Pennington, of Ashland.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children and their families of whom he was so proud, Bonnie and Randy Patrick, Larry and Lora Kelley, Patricia and Don Bays, of Ironton; and Tom and Shannon Kelley, of Piketon; four very precious grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Dustin Bays, Leighton Kelley, Laila Kelley and Legend Kelley; one brother, Barney Kelley, of Jericho, Vt.; two sisters, Thelma Pierce, of Ironton, and Frances Born, of Dade City, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sheridan Freewill Baptist Church, County Road 1, South Point, with pastor and son-in-law Brother Randy Patrick and Brother Mike Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Haverhill Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday at Sheridan FWB church. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Jerry Madden

Jerry Madden, a resident of Meadowlakes, Texas, passed away after a recent illness on April 21, 2014. Born in Ironton on Oct. 8, 1927, Frederick Jerome Madden was the son of John L. and Lorena Madden, of Ironton. He was a resident of Ironton until he enlisted in the Army in 1945 after graduating St. Joseph High School.

He served in Austria for two years and then attended Xavier University after the end of World War II. He graduated in 1950 and was employed by Ashland Oil as a chemist. He was transferred to Buffalo, N.Y., where he served at Ashland’s Tonawanda Refinery before transferring to its sales force and also worked on his master’s degree. In 1964, Mr. Madden became the sales manager for Ashland Chemical and relocated to Worthington. Two years later he became a consultant for an Ashland subsidiary in Downer’s Grove, Ill., and from there was reassigned to Houston, Texas, as a sales manager. Later, he began a partnership business, Solvents and Chemicals, and moved to Taylor Lake from west Houston. After retirement, he and his wife Barbara moved to Highland Haven, Texas, and then Meadowlakes, Texas.

Mr. Madden was surrounded by a large and loving family. He met his wife, Barbara (nee Barron) in high school and they enjoyed 63 years together as a married couple and had seven children. His family enjoyed his corny sense of humor and his astute mind. Always an avid reader, he encouraged all of his children to graduate from college and he was proud that they all did.

Mr. Madden is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Kathleen Meador, and her husband, Steve; son, Dr. Kenneth Madden, and wife, Sandra; daughter, Peggy Madden, and husband, Ken Bosna; daughter, Patricia Elliott, and husband, Tim; daughter, Bridget Madden, and husband, David Garcia; son, John Madden, and wife, Pam; and son, Christopher Madden, and wife, Connie. In addition there are numerous grandchildren, Nicole Scott, Brooke Meador, Suzanne Meador, Katie Meador, Michael Madden, Jennie Madden, Jason Elliott, Sean Elliott, Rebecca Santasarie, Rachel Kakos, Patrick Madden, Trevor Madden, Colin Madden, Pumarie Madden, Jesse Madden and Logan Madden; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Madden also has a brother, Dr. Michael Madden; and sisters-in-law, Karen and Christine. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Thomas, his wife, Janet; and nephew Brian.

Viewing will be Friday at 10 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with reception to follow at St John’s Catholic Church, 105 Highway 1431 E, Marble Falls, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society care of St. John’s Church. Arrangements under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas.

Robert Allen Moore

Robert Allen Moore, 80, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. He was the son of the late Rev. Allen Henry and Nellie Julia (McDaniel) Moore. His wife, Betty L. (McGarvey) Moore, a son, Matthew Naylor Moore and an infant brother preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Shane Allen Moore of St. Paris, Molly Robin (Moore) Blackstock, and Mark Robert Moore of Ironton; his grandchildren, Shannon Nicole (Moore) Adams of Huber Heights, Tracee Yvette (Blackstock) Scheeler and Rob of Isom, Ky, Daniel Naylor Blackstock, of South Point, Shane Allen Moore II of St. Paris, Adrian Paige Blackstock of Ironton, Joshua Charles, Samantha Jo, Joseph Dual Moore of St. Paris and Markie Hannah (Moore) Barnette of Ironton; and his great-grandchildren, Ivy Renee and Story Elizabeth Scheeler of Isom, Ky, Whalan Cyrus, Ava Justice of South Point, and Aevyx Estelle Barnette of Ironton.

He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law James William (Bill) and Faith McGarvey of Granger, Ind., several nieces, and nephews, and cousins. At Bob’s request there will not be a funeral and he did not want flowers. He asked that all donations be made to Community Hospice.