Obituaries – Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Published 10:20 am Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jean Lanier

March 31, 1936 — Jan. 16, 2015


Jean Leslie Fenstemacher Lanier died in her home in South Point on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Ardent baseball fan, it’s fitting she was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series, to Alfred and Eleanor “Murt” Pidcoe Fenstemacher on March 31, 1936.

Jean graduated from Dawson-Bryant High School in Coal Grove and shaped a kaleidoscope of skills and talents throughout her years in numerous fields of employment culminating in a well-deserved retirement from Bell South in April 1995.

A proud member of AARP and lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Jean also volunteered in a multitude of humanitarian causes. She assisted in disaster relief and hurricane recovery for hurricanes Hugo and Andrew with the American Red Cross. A faithful volunteer in the Guardianship Program of Lawrence County and the American Council of the Blind, she became a confidant and mentor to many individuals and families with her personable approach and kindness. Jean was compassionate with a life lesson message of fairness and equal rights for all. Jean was recognized by the Blue Star Mothers of America for the patriotism and valor of her sons in times of war.

She is survived by sisters, Betty Bower and Doris Giles, of Pennsylvania; son, Dennis Pauley, of Ironton, and his daughter, Trisha Anne Osborn, of Detroit, Michigan; daughter, Linda Jefferys; son-in-law, Tim “Thunder” Walls and their daughter, Brandy, of Kitts Hill; son, Billy Pauley Jr.; daughter-in-law, Mandy, and their children, Billy III, of Lexington, Kentucky, Justin, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, and Harley, Scarlet and Loralei, of Lagniappe Grange, Missouri; son, Patrick Lanier, daughter-in-law, Jamie, and their children, Daisy and Lily, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; grandson, Robby Lowell, of Orleans, Vermont; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother, Ray Fenstemacher; son, Robby Pauley; infant son, Ralphie Pauley; and granddaughter, Meghan Mariah Morris-Lanier.

Jean will return to Pennsylvania, her final resting place. In lieu of flowers she requested donations to a charity of your choice in her memory.



Geneva Hayes

Geneva Montgomery Hayes, 88, of South Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Heartland of Riverview. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery in Willow Wood. Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Ruby Sauter

Ruby Mae Sauter, 85, of Florence, Oregon, formerly of Ironton, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.



Michael Russell

Michael Eugene Russell, 48, of Crown City, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Russell. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Rebecca Hogsten

Rebecca Lynn Hogsten, 39, of Ironton, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. A private graveside service will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ironton. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.



Frederick Johnson

Frederick Thomas Johnson, 67, of Chesapeake, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jackson Johnson. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville by Dr. Pablo Gonzales. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville. Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at