Obituaries – 10/21/14

Published 9:01 am Monday, October 20, 2014

Rita Spillman

Aug. 8, 1948-Oct. 17, 2014

Rita “Gail” Spillman, 66, of Springfield, died Friday Oct. 17, 2014, at her residence. The Lawrence County native was born Aug. 8, 1948, a daughter of the late John Samuel Spillman and Frances Rita Boone Spillman Crank.

Rita attended Hanging Rock Schools and was a member of the Christian Worship Center in Christiansburg.

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She is survived by her sister, Emma and John Risner, of Springfield; nephew, Paul Avery Jr. (Donielle), of Enon; nephew, James Risner (Melissa), of Westerville; niece, Rita Risner (Richard), of Springfield; niece and caregiver, Lisa Avery, of Springfield; niece, Tralisha, Risner, of Cleveland; seven great nieces; two great nephews;  two great-great nieces; and one great-great nephew.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bayless Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family please visit



Edna Edwards

Edna Mae Edwards, 75, of Proctorville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.



Patricia Plaster

Patricia Ann Plaster, 61, of South Point, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at King’s Daughters Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville.



Fred Craft

Fred Craft, Jr., 77, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer – Monroe Funeral Home.