Published 10:16 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014

John Miller

John Gary Miller, 34, of South Daytona, Fla., passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Halifax Medical Center in Florida. The Columbus native was born July 20, 1979, the son of Marvin Miller of Gallia County and Margaret Stanley Avery of Ironton. He is also survived by his wife, Nealia Allen Miller of South Daytona, Fla.

John attended Gallia County Schools and was a self-employed carpenter. He loved being outdoors and listening to country and bluegrass music.

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He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Amzel Geneva and Charles Thomas Miller; maternal grandparents, Jemima Job and Vernon Edsel Stanley; a sister, Amzel Darby; two uncles, Ralph Allen Stanley and Vonley Clyde Stanley; and his stepfather, Gene Avery.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by a son, Johnathan Gary Miller, of South Daytona, Fla.; two daughters, Aslyn Marie Miller and Anna Mae Miller, both of South Daytona; five brothers, Jeffrey Allen Miller, of Racine and Nathaniel Gray Wolf, of Waterloo, Vernon Edsel Miller, of Daytona Beach, Fla., William Todd Miller, of Ironton, and Charles Edward Bundy III, of Ashland, Ky; a sister, Rebecca Victoria Johnson, of Ironton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Avery family cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Autism Society of America 4340 East West Hwy Suite 350 Bethesda, MD 20814. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneral.



Karen Otworth

Karen Ann Hill Otworth, 67, of Wheelersburg, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at her residence. Born Jan. 18. 1947, in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Flora Brown Hill. Karen had formerly attended the Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Wheelersburg. She was a retired cosmetologist,

Surviving are her husband, Herbert Otworth, Jr., whom she married July 13, 1963 at Saint Peter In Chains Catholic Church; one daughter, Suzy (Tony) Perkins and one son, Herbert Otworth III, both of Wheelersburg, two sisters, Joyce (Larry) Wright and Janice Hurst, both of Wheelersburg and five grandchildren, Kristen (Chad) Newsom, and Chelsey (Ben) Glockner, both of Wheelersburg, Herbert Otworth IV of Kettering, and Briana Otworth and Brooklyn Otworth, both of Wheelersburg; and two great grandchildren, Olivia Ann Newsom and Parker Noelle Glockner, both of Wheelersburg.

Karen was also preceded in death by one great grandson, Cash Ryan Newsom; one brother, Chester Hill; and one sister, Flora Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home with pastor Gary Proehl officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the service on Friday.



Rose Fishpaw

Rose Sharon Fishpaw, 76, of Bucyrus, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Altercare of Bucyrus following a brief illness. Sharon was born to the late Agnes Gavan on June 21, 1938 in Ironton. She was married Nov. 29, 1958, to Donald Dean Fishpaw who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2003.

Sharon is survived by children, Scott (Carol) Fishpaw, of Bucyrus, Deann (Kurt) Newman, of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Beth (Nick) Phillips, of Galion; and Mark Fishpaw, of Bucyrus; 10 grandchildren, Don (Erin), Christopher, Heather, Abby, David, Stasia, Cole, Claire, Gabriel, and Kevin; and two great grandchildren, Jeremiah and Evan.

Sharon graduated from Ironton High School in 1956 and attended North Central State College. She moved to Bucyrus in 1963. Sharon started Fishpaw Tax Service with her husband. For the past 45 years, Sharon has worked as an accountant and Enrolled Agent at her office. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she had been the RCIA Director for 25 years.

Sharon enjoyed spending time at her home on Catawba Island, which she and her husband built together. She also attended the Church of the Immaculate Conception when she spent weekends on Catawba. Sharon was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling with her alumni class from Ironton, her involvement with the Holy Trinity Ladies Red Hat Group, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father John Miller as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Prayer Services will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests memorials be made to Holy Trinity Parish or the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Port Clinton. Expressions of sympathy can be left at

Silas McFann

Silas Alexander McFann, infant son of Aaron and Stacy Myers McFann of Ironton. Silas was born in Huntington, W.Va., on July 4, 2014 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Robert Dale Hackworth; and great grandparents, Merle and Jerre Myers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Max McKenzie of Ironton; a sister, Maycen McKenzie of Ironton; maternal grandparents, Max and Linda Myers of Ironton; paternal grandmother, Jeannie Pauley of Ironton; paternal grandparents, Blake and Kim McFann of South Webster; maternal great grandparents, Donald and Gloria Delawder; paternal great grandparents, Buddy and Geneva Mullins, Dolores McFann and Oscar and Lorene McFann; an uncle, Brandon Myers; and aunts, Michele McKenzie, Amy McFann, Christina Scott, Brooke McFann and Alison McCann

Graveside services will be 1 p.m.Wednesday in Pine Grove Cemetery with pastor Don Delawder officiating. Donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 211 16th St., Ashland, Ky. 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Nathan Ferguson

Nathan Eugene Ferguson, 52, of Chesapeake, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. He is survived by his wife Sherry Lynn Johnson Ferguson. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Lee Gross-Baker, 41 of Flatwoods, Ky., died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berea, Ky. Funeral services will be at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, at 11 a.m. Wednesday by Brother Mark McKinney.