Obituaries – Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Oct. 12, 1932 — Jan. 13, 2015
Jane K. Havens went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Ms. Havens was born on Oct. 12, 1932, to Raymond C. and Dorothy (Dot) Ball, of Kenova, West Virginia.
Ms. Havens was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Havens; three brothers, Darrell, Bill and Tom Ball; and a great-granddaughter, Andrea Renee Sutterfield.
She is survived by her children, Willyne (Douglas) Compton, of Lincoln Park, Michigan; Bactyl S. Haner, of Speedway, Indiana, and Charles (Deborah) Haner, of Lufkin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ada Smith and Shelia (Kenny) Kitchen; and brother, Joe (Lillian) Ball.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in South Point. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Church of Christ Binghamton, 1980 Upper Front St. Binghamton, NY 13901.
Dec. 2, 1926 — Jan. 12, 2015
Dorothy Candace Church, 88, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Aid native was born on Dec. 2, 1926, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Florence Belle Halsey Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Calvin Church Sr., whom she married May 23, 1947.
Dorothy was a model of traditional values, was a homemaker, and devoted wife and mother. She treasured her time caring for her family and also enjoyed cooking and baking for Sunday dinners and holiday gatherings. Dorothy nourished people around her with her love and faith in the Lord. Her spirit and love for her family and life will always bring a smile to our faces and live in our hearts forever. Dorothy was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Mae McClung; three grandchildren, Ryan Lee McClung, Donald W. Dalton II and Angela Lynn Dalton Sweetay; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Faye Ann Dalton.
She is survived by five daughters, Janet Lee (Don) Dalton, of Shelbyville, Indiana, Carol Jean (John) Delaney, of San Antonio, Florida, Mary Jo (Kenneth) Hulbert, of Springfield, Linda Kay (Roger) Cremeans, of Ironton and Tammy Florence (Larry) Vencill, of Ironton; a son, Joseph Calvin (Kelly) Church Jr., of Racine, Wisconsin; a son-in-law, Roger Lee McClung, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Ogle Cemetery and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Donations may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Feb. 10, 1927 — Jan. 15, 2015
Hazel M. Boyer, 87, of Coal Grove, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at a local health care facility. The Ironton native was born Feb. 10, 1927, a daughter of the late Leonard and Minnie Jones Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Boyer Jr.
Mrs. Boyer attended Ironton City Schools, was a member of Zoar Baptist Church, and a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and sewing.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Margaret Hicks, Colleen Martin, Rozella Holschuh, and Linda Woolum; and three brothers, Warren Wilson, Russell Wilson and Donald Wilson.
She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Mays, of Coal Grove, and Gladys (Gary) Spurlock, of Ironton; a son, Robert J. (Wendy) Boyer, of Coal Grove; three sisters, Clara Sturgill, of Ironton, Edith Keys, of Columbus, and Ella Neese, of Greensboro, North Carolina; a brother, Ray Wilson, of Ironton; six grandchildren, Lee Mays, Valerie Larsen, Eric Spurlock, Bobby Boyer, Wendy Blevins and Sara Boggs; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by Shirley Harbolt Moore, of Ironton, who was like another daughter to Hazel and Joe Bob and a sister to their children.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Jo-Lin Health Center and their nursing staff and aides who treated them like family and gave their mother outstanding quality care.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Beals officiating. Burial will follow in Zoar Cemetery and visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Lee Mays, Eric Spurlock, Bobby Boyer, Jesse Spurlock, Lucas Spurlock and Gary Spurlock. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Corney C. Lett Jr., 93, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Hospice House of Huntington. Private family services will take place at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Burial will be in the Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington.
Jan. 23, 1984 — Jan. 13, 2015
Justin Leon Adams, 30, of South Point, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at his residence. The Ironton native was born Jan. 23, 1984, a son of Leon “Peanut” Adams, of South Point, and April Malone Chambers, of Crestview, Florida.
Justin was a graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School and was of the Christian faith.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Brody Adams, of South Point; three brothers, Travis Adams, Tyler Chambers and Aidan Joseph, all of Florida; his grandmother, Eileen (Dale) Pemberton, of South Point; grandfather, Archie Malone, of Ironton; grandmother, Susan “Mimi” (Doug) McGinnis, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; two uncles, Marty Adams, of Florida, and Archie Lee Malone, of Ironton; three great-aunts, Cindy Kitchen, of South Point, Jamie Egger (Tom), of Wheeling, Illinois, and Janet Adams, of Florida; and two great-uncles, Johnnie V. (Wanda) Kitchen Sr., of Grayson, Kentucky, and Buck Adams, of Florida.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home with brother Chad Pemberton officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens and visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Lois Everhart, 85, of Crown City, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville.
Norma “Skippy” Grubb Irwin, 83, of Huntington, died on Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015, in Wyngate at RiversEdge in Proctorville. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville by pastor Jay Love. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
James Irving Larsen, 74, of Flatwoods, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Funeral will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church in Flatwoods with pastor Shane Cox officiating. Internment will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, Kentucky. Military Rites will be performed by the Greenbo Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Online condolences can be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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.
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 of Fredericktown; two sisters, Lettie Jenkins, of Franklin Furnace, and Mary McGiffin, of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at the New Boston Church of God Prophecy with the Rev. Howard Pruitt officiating. Interment was in Caroline Cemetery in Raceland. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adkinsbrantfuneralhome.com.