Obituaries – Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Published 10:12 am Tuesday, January 13, 2015

James Wylie

Feb. 9, 1927 ­— Jan. 11, 2015


James “Jay” Wylie, 87, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Jo-Lin Health Center in Ironton. Mr. Wylie was born Feb. 9, 1927, a son of the late Thomas and Martha (Collier) Wylie. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joan Marie Wylie, who passed away July 19, 2013.

Mr. Wylie attended Jenkins, Kentucky, schools and was retired from C&O Railroad and worked with his wife in his business endeavors. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ironton, where he was active in various church groups. He was a member of the Tiger Clan and the Elks Lodge.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Wylie; and three sisters, Pauline Wylie Arthur, Geraldine Wylie Arthur and Wanda Wylie McCoy.

He is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Wayne) Price, of Ironton; three sons, J. Paul (Glenna) Wylie, of Ashland, Robert G. (Connie) Wylie, of Ironton, and Scott (Teresa) Wylie, of Ironton; 10 grandchildren, J.D. Cyrus, Josh Bator, Chris Wylie, Ryan Wylie, Jeremy Williams, Cary Williams, Travis Wylie, Todd Wylie, Rachel Maddy and Katie Bias; and 13 great-grandchildren, Kia, Chandler, Brycen, Avah, Emma, Elli, Evan, Jase, Jonas, Kylie, Olivia, Jonathan and Mara

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Harvey and pastor Eric Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. To offer online condolences to the Wylie family, please visit



Michael Dyer

June 2, 1947 — Jan. 11, 2015


Michael Dyer, 67, of Franklin Furnace, was born June 2, 1947, in Hendricks, Kentucky, and passed away at his home in Franklin Furnace on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with his brothers and sisters at his side. He was the eldest of eight children to Rex and Maysel Dyer.

He attended Wheelersburg High School, where he graduated at the age of 15 in 1963. In July 1966, Michael embarked upon a military career in the United States Air Force where he did one tour of duty in Vietnam with the 821st Combat Security Policy Squadron (1968-1971). He separated from the service in July 1970 as an E5 Staff Sergeant Tactical Air Command. He worked in the electronics and communications field for Dayton Malleable, Boylan & Canon Electronics and CE Electronics prior to CSX Railroad, where he retired as a communications maintainer after 25 years of service. He earned an electrician apprentice certificate from Ashland Vocational School in 1977. Michael was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed taking long trips traveling across the United States on one of the many he owned. He had a love for computers, any electronic device and gathering information and pictures for the Dyer family tree.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Amel and Marcus Dyer, preceded him in death.

His two sons, Bryan Lee and wife Candis, of Coal Grove, and Jensen, of South Webster; one grandson, Gabriel Lee Dyer; brother, Asburry, and wife Linda, of Portsmouth; brother, Marvin Dyer, of Franklin Furnace; sister, Cheryl Akins, of Huntington; sister, Nettie Craft, and husband, Larry, of Huntington; sister, Alice McManus and husband, Michael, of Plano, Texas; six nieces, Lisa, Regina, Melissa, Christel, Karen and Amanda; and three nephews, Amel II, Aaron and Alexander survive him.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Heartland Hospice Care and their nursing staff and aides who provided outstanding care for Michael in his final days.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home with pastor J.D. Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Haverhill Cemetery with full military honors and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Carol Boggs

March 24, 1944 — Jan. 10, 2015


Vyona Carol Boggs, 70, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at SOMC in Portsmouth. Carol was born March 24, 1944, in Franklin Furnace, to the late Elmer and Sylvia Mollett. Carol was a homemaker, a member of the Powellsville Mission Church and the Franklin Furnace Quilting Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Ervan Boggs, on April 28, 2005, whom she married May 26, 1962 in Wheelersburg. She is survived by three sons, Ralph (Virgie) Boggs Jr., Randy (Shannon) Boggs and Ricky (Cindy) Boggs; three daughters, Sherry (Jimbo) Compton, Karen Thornton and Carol Ann (Trent) Adams; two brothers, William (Buddy) Mollett and Roy Mollett; five sisters, Jane Skaggs, Kay Massie, Pheby Mae Williams, Garnet Fannin, and Janet Woods; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with pastor Ronnie Blevins officiating with interment in Haverhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.


Betty Childers

Betty Fern Childers, 85, of South Point, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at River’s Bend Health Center in South Point. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Funeral service will also be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with pastor Tracy Tooley from reGeneration Church in Huntington. Condolences may expressed to the family at



Robert Harvey

Robert Cletice Harvey, 58, of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, formerly of Ironton, died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky. Arrangements are pending O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.



Dean Watson

Dean Watson, 61, of Crown City, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Rice Watson. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.