Obituaries – Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Oct. 11, 1939 — Jan. 15, 2015
James G. “Doc” Layne, 75, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his residence. The Wheelersburg native was born Oct. 11, 1939, a son of the late Roscoe and Elizabeth Barker Layne.
Mr. Layne was a 1957 graduate of Wheelersburg High School and Shawnee State University, where he received his associate degree in applied science. He was a registered nurse for 25 years, retiring in 2002 from the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe. He enjoyed his grandchildren, history, classical music, entering sweepstakes and playing the lottery. He also loved boats and trains.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Layne and David F. Layne; and two sisters, Donna Lee Layne and Marguerite Layne.
He is survived by two daughters, Kristi (Jim) Meadows, of Chesapeake, and Sarah J. (David) Warren, of Wheelersburg; a son, James P. (Su Young) Layne, of Fort Rucker, Alabama; six grandchildren, Jessie Meadows, Jamie Meadows, Laynah Kiser, Madison Layne, Emily Layne and Kaylah Warren; five stepgrandchildren, Chris Meadows, Tim Meadows, Andrew Meadows, Alexis Warren and Jennah Warren; and one step great-granddaughter, Ariana Jordan.
Friends may call 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home in Ironton.
Burial will follow at a later date in Sugar Creek Cemetery. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Nov. 27, 1929 — Jan. 14, 2015
Doris Jean Sesher, 85, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Pickerington. The Lawrence County native was born Nov. 27, 1929, a daughter of the late Willard and Clara Dillon Sites. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ray Sesher, who passed away Jan. 21, 2012.
Mrs. Sesher was a graduate of Coal Grove High School. She was a former employee of S.S. Kresge, Walker Shoes and bookkeeper for Gabler’s Clothing before becoming a full-time mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Zoar Baptist Church in Coal Grove where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years, sang in the church choir and helped with many dinners and other church functions. She was also a former volunteer with the ladies auxiliary at the Lawrence County General Hospital where she worked in the gift shop.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Emmitt Sites, Donald Sites and Vernal Sites; and two sisters, Rose Wilburn and Helen Franz.
She is survived by a son, Tim Sesher, of Ironton; a daughter, Teresa (Pete) Prewett, of Pickerington; a brother, Carl Sites, of South Point; and two sisters, Maxine Caudill, of Parkersburg, and Gaynelle Klaiber, of Coal Grove.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Jim Beals and the Rev. Kevin Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Zoar Cemetery and visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Mrs. Sesher may be made to the Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, C/O Wilma Kelly, 637 Township Road 111, Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Sarah Bowling, 92, of South Point, died on Friday at Sanctuary at Ohio Valley. Arrangements are pending O’Keefe-Baker funeral home.
May 6, 1939 — Jan. 16, 2015
Gary L. O’Neill, 75, of Reynoldsburg, passed away on Jan. 16, 2015, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Gary was born to the late George Harmon and Mary Alice (Mays) O’Neill on May 6, 1939 in Willow Wood.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn; children, Carla (Brian) Stakely, Coni (Jerry) Honeycutt, Angie (Matt) Piatt and Carey (Kynda) O’Neill; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Gail Culp, Patty Burns, Linda Farley, Doris Trout; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was employed by Construction Products for 33 years.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 289 South Main St., Pataskala, OH 43062. Funeral service will be noon on Tuesday at the funeral home with pastor Calvin Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. An online memorial will be at www.kaubersammons.com.
Feb. 27, 1943 — Jan. 15, 2015
Emma Mayne Roach, 71, of Coal Grove, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. The Lawrence County native was born Feb. 27, 1943, the daughter of the late Irvin and Mary Hammond Mayne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Roach, who passed away Aug. 23, 2013.
Mrs. Roach was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and Ohio University, where she received her teaching degree. She was a former teacher for the Ironton City School District, retiring after 35 years of service and a member of the Ironton Co-Operative Club.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, MSgt. George Mayne.
She is survived by cousins, Nancy Hammond McKee and Rosie Hammond Britt; and a nephew, Robert J. Mayne.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Cremeans officiating. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Lois Colleen Everhart, 85, of Crown City, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville by Pastor Jeff Black. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
William (Bill) Albert Darling, 55, of Franklin Furnace, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. today.
Carolyn Ash, 52, of Milton, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville is in charge of arrangements.