Obituaries — 7/29/14

Published 10:54 am Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ronald Webb

Ronald D. Webb, 74, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, W.Va. Born June 13, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late John and Ethel Kelly Webb.

He was a 1958 graduate of Coal Grove High School and a graduate of Syracuse University while serving in the Air Force. He was retired from Dow Chemical and served in the U.S. Air Force where he was a Russian language expert.

Ronnie had a full life playing bluegrass music where he earned the title “Dobro Extraordinaire.” He was a member of many regional bluegrass bands including Southland Express, James River Bluegrass, Bluegrass Strangers, Pinecreek, Lonesome Ride, Jordon Run and Outer Edge. He spent 60 years among his bluegrass family doing what he loved.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Gillespie Webb; one daughter, Mariane Barnett; three sons, Ronald (Juanita) Webb, Timothy Webb and James Barnett; four grandchildren; three brothers, Steve (Dorothy) Webb, Jack (Sally) Webb and Bob (Geri) Webb; and one sister, Rosemary (Albert) Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman K. Webb, Kenneth F. Webb and John Webb; and two sisters, Ruth Moore and Mildred Reed.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastor Bryan Chaffins officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.



James Campbell

James Edmund “Ed” Campbell, 78, of Pedro, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Pedro native was born Sept. 29, 1935, a son of the late Maurice Edmund and Helen Hall Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Nell Dearmon Campbell.

Ed attended Pedro School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired crane operator for the Semet Solvay and was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Norris Campbell; and three sisters, Juanita Dalton Bryant, Eloise Campbell McFann and Irene Hankins.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Pamela (Danny) Turley, of Washington Court House, Debra (Clifford) Cordial, of Marion, and Mary Jane Parsons, of Pedro; a son, Gregory Campbell, of Pedro; four brothers, Ronald Campbell, of Ironton, Charles Campbell and Donald Campbell, both of Pedro, and Mike Campbell, of Sidney; two sisters, Ines Malone, of Pedro, and Carolyn Bradshaw, of Florida; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Slabfork Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850 and the Rev. Max Donahue officiating. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home is taking care of the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, visit



Grace King

Grace Isabella King, 1 month, 28 days old, of Proctorville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. She is survived by her parents, BriAnn Davina Evans and Bradley Dee King. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.



Robert Hale

Robert Lee Hale, 85, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Anna Fisher Hale. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods with the Rev. Lloyd L. Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Alexander Baglin Cemetery in Load, Ky. Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at



Stacy Varney

Stacy Ruth Varney, of Palmetto, Fla., died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.