Obituaries — 11/16/14

Published 12:50 am Sunday, November 16, 2014

Linda Gillispie

Linda Lou Bloomfield Gillispie, 62, of Pedro, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born Sept. 12, 1952, a daughter of the late Troy and Margie Hutchinson Bloomfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Gillispie, Jr., who passed away in 1995.

Mrs. Gillispie was a 1971 graduate of Rock Hill High School and a homemaker. She was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and was a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Troy Bloomfield, Jr. and James Bloomfield; and a nephew, Matthew Bloomfield.

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She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (John) McNeal and Angie (David) Lewis, both of Pedro; a son, Mike (Lee Ann) Gillispie, of Pedro; a sister, Debbie (Ernie) Risner, of South Webster; eight grandchildren, Krista (Jeremy) Abrams of Ironton, Shane (Hannah) Russell, Kacie Russell, Cody Lewis, Dawson Lewis, Ethan Lewis, Karlee Gillispie, and Brandon Stacy, all of Pedro; a great grandson, Eli Abrams, of Ironton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home. Private graveside service will be in Gillispie Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Abrams, Shane Russell, Brandon Stacy, Cody Lewis, John McNeal, and David Lewis. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Moore Williams, 84, of Wheelersburg died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. at SOMC Hospice. She was born May 2, 1930 in Wheelersburg to the late Elbert Glenn “Red” Moore and Freda Haffner Moore. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 513.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn E. Williams whom she married April 8, 1950 in Maysville, Kentucky. Also surviving are two sons, Bruce Randall “Jennifer” Williams and Scott Alan Williams.

Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by a son, Glenn Richard Williams who was killed in an Air Force plane crash Cairo, Egypt in 1980.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete Michaels officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may visit the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. today.



Chester Horner

Chester Paul Horner, 72, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at a local health care facility. The Scioto County native was born Sept. 29, 1942, a son of the late Charles Henry and Christine Fraley Horner.

Paul was a 1961 graduate of Green High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired shelter caretaker at the Ironton City Mission. He was raised in the Ohio Furnace Enterprise Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the Ironton City Mission Church and a lifetime member of the AmVets Post 5293. Paul was also an avid amateur photographer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Christine Horner, Bertha Brown, Thelma Sprouse, Betty Horner, and Cora Horn; and three brothers, Homer Horner, David Horner, and Charles Horner Jr.

He is survived by two brothers, Clarence (Julie) Horner, of Ohio Furnace, and Jerry (Edna) Horner, of Ironton.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ironton City Mission Church with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans and the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Buckeye Cemetery with military graveside honors provided by the Kenova, West Virginia, American Legion Post #93. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Donations can be made to the Ironton City Mission, 710 N. Fifth St. Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Areigha Littlejohn

Areigha Sunshine Grace Littlejohn, 9 months old, of Wayne, West Virginia, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at home.

She was born Feb. 16, 2014, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Kayla Susan Harrell and Stephen Kraig Littlejohn, both of Wayne. In addition to her parents, she is also survived by two sisters, Alicia Ann Marie Ayala and Triniti Rayne Littlejohn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.



Everett Wilson

Everett “Mutt” Wilson Jr., 63, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born Feb. 13, 1951, a son of the late Everett and Anna Collins Wilson.

Everett was a 1971 graduate of Ironton High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former employee of the Lawrence County General Hospital and was a former paper carrier for the Huntington Herald Dispatch and the Ashland Daily Independent. He was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jason Everett Wilson; a brother, Roger Wilson; a sister, Mary Wilson; and a sister-in-law, Jean Wilson.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kaye Ervin Wilson; son, Greg and Chrissy Wilson, of Ironton; daughter, Tonya and Joe Huffman, of Hilliard; daughter, Tracy Wilson of Norfolk, Virginia; stepson, Paul and Amber Zimmerman, of Ironton; stepson, Gene Zimmerman, of Ironton; nine grandchildren, Christopher and Logan Wilson, Katrina Zimmerman, Madison Zimmerman, Lyndsay and Haleigh Zimmerman, J.J. Huffman, Raelynn Wilson and Ryan Bailey; brother, Steve Wilson, of Ironton; brother, George and Judy Wilson, of Ironton; brother, Jimmy and Carla Wilson, of Ironton; sister, Juanita and Chuck Wilson, of Ironton; sister, Eva and Clarence Sites, of Ironton; sister, Ruth Wood, of Delphos; sister, Phyllis Wilson, of Ironton; and many nieces, nephews and family.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with pastor Terry Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family please visit



Donald Mays

Donald Eugene Mays, 75, of Kitts Hill, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Kitts Hill native was born Dec. 17, 1938, a son to the late Homer and Katherine (Gore) Mays. Mr. Mays is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy (Koukos) Mays.

Mr. Mays was a 1957 graduate of Rock Hill High School. Don also served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He later went on to work at the Dayton Malleable where he retired after 20 years of service. Don was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Life Song church in Russell, Kentucky.

In addition to this wife, Don is survived by three daughters, Tammy Mays, of Kitts Hill, Leah (Ralph) Blake, of Kitts Hill and Deon (Dallas) Tibbs, of Willow Wood; a son, Chris (Christina) Mays, of Kitts Hill; seven grandchildren, Tanner Mays, of Kitts Hill, Hannah Mays, of Kitts Hill, Kayla Hayes, of Kitts Hill, Miranda Hayes, of Kitts Hill, Erica Corn, of Willow Wood, Mitchell Corn, of Willow Wood, and Brenna Tibbs, of Willow Wood; two brothers, Billy (Glenda) Mays, of Kitts Hill and James E. (Rosemary) Mays, of Kitts Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Mays.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mamre Cemetery in Kitts Hill with pastor Jerry Lavender. Military graveside rites will be provided by VFW Post #8850. There will be no visitation. To offer condolences to Mays family please visit



Donald Dunaway

Donald H. Dunaway, 86, of Ironton, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services was Saturday at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky, with pastor Steve Harris officiating. A small graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Collier Memorial Gardens in South Portsmouth, Kentucky, with Military Services by the James L Flannery American Legion Post 276 of South Shore.



Beverly Strickland

Beverly June Beall Strickland, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Best Care Nursing Home in Wheelersburg. An open memorial service will be from 2-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, at the Porter Township Community Center on Bowler Street in Wheelersburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg.