Obituaries for Jan. 6, 2013

Published 10:08 am Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Betty Akers

Aug. 19, 1941 — Jan. 3, 2015

Betty Frances (Igo) Akers, 73, of Piketon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Betty was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Ironton, the daughter of the late Dewey Clayton Igo and Violet Marie (Pierson) Igo.

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She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Milton Akers, whom she married on March 30, 1957, in Ironton; one son, Gregory Akers; three brothers, Paul Igo, Bill Igo and Charles Igo; and two sisters, Ellen Borden and Oleva McKenzie.

Betty is survived by four sons, John (Mona) Akers, Kenny Akers, and Christopher Akers, all of Piketon, and Gary (Kim) Akers, of Lucasville; two daughters, Karen (Donald) Chaffins, of Waverly, and Janet (Shane Michaels) Akers, of Piketon; three brothers, Roy Igo, of Mt. Sterling, Robert Igo and Ralph Igo, both from Fredericktown; two sisters, Lettie Jenkins, of Franklin Furnace, and Mary McGiffin, of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the New Boston Church of God Prophecy with the Rev. Howard Pruitt officiating. Interment will be in Caroline Cemetery in Raceland. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. Condolences may be sent to the family at



Jack Bunker

Feb. 1, 1917 — Jan. 4, 2015


Jack William Bunker, 97, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Jo-Lin Health Care Facility in Ironton. He was born Feb. 1, 1917, in Hanging Rock, to Minnie Griffith and John H. Bunker, and resided most of his life in Ironton.

Jack was an outstanding baseball and softball player in his youth and later became an avid golfer. He loved to plant his vegetable garden in the spring and was also particularly fond of growing roses. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Phillipines. He worked for Henrites in his early years and retired from the Dayton Malleable Iron Company.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Rose (Henry); a daughter and son-in-law, Lorna and Joe Singleton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack Lee Bunker and Kay (Ashurst); a grandson, Joe Singleton Jr.; and a half sister, Avenelle Perry.

He is survived by three sons, Burl (Lynn) Bunker, Larry Bunker and Bob Bunker; and one daughter, Nancy (Mark) Howard, all of Ironton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful people at Jo-Lin for their love and care these last five years.

Visitation for family will be 10 a.m. Wednesday with close friends at 11 a.m. until the time of the service at noon with brother Chad Pemberton officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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Gloria Libolt

Gloria Louise Libolt, 65, of White Cloud, Michigan, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Libolt. A memorial service will be at a later date. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville is assisting the family with arrangements.



Norman Hardy

Norman Hardy, 76, of Kitts Hill, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hardy. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.



Dr. Clayton McNearney

Dr. Clayton McNearney, 74, of Huntington, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point.



Ashlee Cottle

Ashlee Whitted Cottle, 34, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at home. She is survived by her husband, Shane Leon Cottle. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.



Ronald Jones

Ronald Alan Jones, 56, of Barboursville, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at home. Private family services will take place. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville is assisting the family with arrangements.