Obituaries — 11/4/2014

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dorothy Mayne

Dorothy Elenor Mayne, 89, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at an assisted living facility in Worthington after a long illness.

A native of Ironton, she was born Dec. 25, 1924, to the late Roy A. and Edna E. (Keiser) Dudley.

She graduated from Huntington High School in 1942. During WWII, she worked in an ordnance assembly plant in support of the war effort. She received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Marshall College in 1948 and completed her residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She served as a consulting dietitian at several area skilled nursing facilities and with the Area Agency on Aging District 7 at the University of Rio Grande.

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She was active in the Ironton community and in volunteer endeavors to promote and support education and the arts. She served in leadership positions with a number of clubs and organizations, including the Ironton Co-Operative Club, the local American Association of University Women chapter, the Lawrence County Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Ironton Music Club and Century Club. She was the founding chairperson of Ironton’s popular Festival of the Hills. She served on the board of managers of the Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth. A talented musician, she appeared in the “Birth of Dixie” outdoor musical. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ironton.

She gave generously of her time to her community while successfully balancing a career and family. Her greatest joy was being with her family and friends.

Surviving are her four children, Connie (Bill) Dziagwa of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Rick (Lola) Mayne of Flatwoods, Kentucky, Cathy (Jeff) Lyttle of Worthington, and Cheri (Eric) Barbee of Rogers, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Michael Mayne of Portsmouth, Kipp Mayne of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jack Lyttle of Columbus and Samantha Barbee of Rogers, Arkansas; and a nephew, James Dudley of Silverthorne, Colorado.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. Mayne, a former editor of The Ironton Tribune and The Herald Dispatch; her brother, Glen Dudley; and a nephew, Gary Dudley.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at First Methodist Church in Ironton. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sunrise at Worthington and Hospice Services at Methodist ElderCare for their compassionate care. The family requests that donations of remembrance be made to the Ironton City Mission, 710 N. Fifth St., Ironton. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Rodger Ruggles

Rodger L. Ruggles, 66, of Chesapeake, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene 321 30th St., Huntington. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Huntington. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

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Gary Douglas

Gary Douglas, 76, of South Point, died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was the husband of Ann Winters Douglas. Arrangements are pending at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.



Kenneth Miller

Kenneth Lee Miller, 75, of South Point, died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory by pastor Jerry Galloway. Entombment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, West Virginia.Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at