Published 11:14 am Friday, June 6, 2014

Harold Stewart

Harold “Roger” Stewart, 73, of Cocoa, Fla., passed away May 4, 2014. He was born Aug. 30, 1940, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late James Harold and Audrey Merle (Creech) Stewart.

Roger was raised in Ironton and was a 1958 graduate of Ironton High School. He was a member of the “Million Dollar Marching Band” along with his two brothers, Dick and Jim.

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Surviving are his three children, Kimberly Stewart, of Stafford, Va., Keith (Brenda) Stewart, of Garland, Texas, and Mark Stewart, of Edgewater, Md.; Annette (Cleary) Peters, of Florida, mother of Keith, Mark and Kim; two brothers, Dick (Carmeleeta) Stewart, of South Point, and Jim (Vicki) Stewart, of Albany; and Roger’s wife, Barbara (Pelletier) Stewart, of Cocoa, Fla. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held May 16 at Rausch Funeral Home in Maryland.



Kenneth Shafer

Kenneth Ira Shafer, 77, husband of Regenia “Jeannie” Hesson Shafer, of Proctorville, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va., surrounded by his family.

Kenny was born July 31, 1936, in Lawrence County, son of the late Walter “Bud” and Ruth Bradley Shafer. Kenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. His Christian influence touched many lives. Kenny was a member of the Greasy Ridge Church of Christ in Chesapeake. He worked at the Ohio Power Company for 14 years. In 1978, he and Jeannie purchased W&F Distributors. He was also owner operator of K&T Trucking. During the years many fond memories were made at the Citgo station. Kenny always made sure everyone could have a cup of coffee and spend time telling tales and fellowshipping at the gas station. He has served several years on the Lawrence County Educational Service Center as a board member. He was an Army Reserve veteran and member of the Crown City Masonic Lodge No. 536.

In addition to his wife, Jeannie, of 52 years, he is survived by his son, Tim, (Pam) Shafer, of Proctorville; one grandson, Brandon Shafer, of Culloden, W.Va.; one sister, Vivian Bragg, of Proctorville; his close friends Frank Harmon and Gale Spears; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Marshall Turner, James “Buck” Lloyd, “Jim” and Curtis “Brownie” Shafer; and two sisters, Opal Corn and Juanita King.

The family wishes to express their many thanks to the staff of the Hospice House and a very special thank you to Dr. Melin Moses. He was not only Kenny’s physician, but a very dear friend.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville by minister Tom Miller and minister Barry Kelley. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens. Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Charles Thacker

Charles Gary Thacker, 64, of Huntington, W.Va., died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



David Dunman

David Stevens Dunman, 39, of Huntington, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Heritage Center in Huntington. Private family services will be at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.



Larry Sensabaugh

Larry L. Sensabaugh, 64, of South Point, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was survived by his wife, Vanessa Sensabaugh. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.