Published 11:57 am Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Earl Willis

Earl E. Willis, 90, of Russell, Ky., formerly of Coal Grove, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Mr. Willis was born on Nov. 24, 1923, in Coal Grove, a son of the late Jettie Dustin and Flora Palmer Willis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva May Adkins Willis; along with an infant daughter, Janet Sue Willis; a brother, Ralph Willis; six sisters, Etta Dials, Irene Reffitt, Ernestine Allen, Jo Doughman, along with two infant sisters.

Mr. Willis retired from General Tire Co. and served his country with the Marines in World War II. He was a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan and Taiwan. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and a championship bowler. He loved his pet cockatoo, Mikey.

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He was a master Mason with Smith Lodge 775 F&AM in Flatwoods, Ky., and a member of the Ashland Elks Lodge No. 350. Mr. Willis is survived by three nieces, Sue Doughman Holman, of Ironton, Alice Reffitt McClean, of South Point, and Judi Willis Fleming, of St. Louis, Mo.; two nephews, Joe Doughman, of Ironton, and Don Willis, of Littleton, N.C.; a great nephew, Don and Cynthia McClean, of Coal Grove; and a very special friend, Carol Jean Mullins, of Russell, Ky., who watched over and cared for him daily.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Family Funeral Home with pastor Bill Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left to Community Hospice Care Center, 2301 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. Online condolences may be left at



Harriet Scragg

Harriet Jane Lloyd Scragg, 71, of Rome Township, Proctorville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home, held closely and surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Huntington, W.Va., to John Martin Lloyd and Mary Alma Null Lloyd, who preceded her in death. She was married to Herchel Scragg, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Beth Ann Lloyd-Boster (Michael), of Proctorville, John David Scragg (Kara), and their daughter, Sophia Katherine, precious granddaughter to Harriet, of Willow Wood, and Amy Lynn Scragg Hammock (Jon), of Morgantown, W.Va.

Harriet always embraced a deep love for her children and was a wonderful mother and friend to them. Harriet’s many friends and neighbors will remember her love, her leadership, her quick wit, her laughter and her concern for the community. Harriet held a deep, abiding faith in God and was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church. She supported her children and others as she served as adviser to the Buckeye Guys and Gals 4-H Club, the largest club in the State of Ohio, as well as several other organizations. Harriet was on the advisory board for the Proctorville Rainbow Girls, a member of Eastern Star Teresa Chapter No. 257 and the Huntington Chapter No. 8.

A graduate of Fairland, she was a lifelong Lawrence County citizen where she was a vibrant and civic-minded part of the community. Harriet loved the political process and served the Republican Party for over 50 years in various capacities. In 2012, Harriet was recognized by the Tri-State Living publication in an article entitled “15 Women You Have to Meet” in Lawrence County. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville by pastor Greg Inboden. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Eastern Star rites at 7:30 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Ruth Scott

Ruth Louise Jenkins Scott, 76, of Greenup, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at University of Kentucky Hospital. She was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Portsmouth, to the late Claude L. Jordan and Melvina Allen Jordan.

She was a former nurse’s aide for Southern Hills Hospital and attended Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church. She was a member of Raceland American Legion and American Vets in Greenup.

She is survived by her husband, George W. Scott. She is also survived by two sons, Steven Michael (Mercedita “Mercy” Samaco) Jenkins and Danny Lee Jenkins; one brother, Larry Gene Jordan; two sisters, Betty Jane Branhan and Barbara Leigh Bentley; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Lynn Bowling; two brothers, Harold (Sonny) Jordan and Claude (Leonard) Jordan; husband, Bennie Wells Jenkins; and husband, Rudyard Kipling Kirkpatrick.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with pastor Chuck Branhan officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today and one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Christine Boyd

Christine Rosetta (Watson) Boyd,  78, of Blackfork, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Union Baptist Church in Blackfork with Keith Fulton officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. at the church.  Online condolences may be sent to



Lucille Dingess

Lucille Dingess, 90, of Willow Wood, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Mayfair Village Nursing Care Center in Columbus. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.



Bonnie Mayse

Bonnie Mayse, 90, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.