Obituaries – 3/15/15

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 15, 2015

French Fleming

May 21, 1928-March 9, 2015

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. French Adams “Joe” Fleming died March 9, 2015.

Joe was born May 21, 1928, the son of the late French Fleming and Betty Adams Fleming.

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He was also preceded in death by his beloved sister, Mary Marshall; and a nephew.

Joe “Papaw” started life in Russell, Kentucky. He won a contest by delivering the most newspapers and the prize was to be a batboy at a local D league where he met Stan Musial who bought him an ice cream after the game. They remained friends until Stan’s passing. This inspired Joe to become a lifelong Cardinal fan. After graduating from Russell High School in 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy and was a member of Admiral Bird’s expedition to the South Pole. After the Navy, he worked briefly for Ashland Oil on their river barges before hiring on at Armco Steel Corporation, which he retired from in 1982. After his retirement, he liked to joke that he did not do anything and did not start that until noon. He was a lifetime member of the Ashland Elks 350.

His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he took pleasure in attending their many activities and sporting events. He was a great friend to many and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judi Willis Fleming; a daughter, Angel (Dave) Camden; three grandchildren, Marissa Elizabeth Camden, Sarina Rose “Rosie” Camden and Nicholas David Anthony Camden; a brother-in-law, Donald (Betty) Willis of Littleton, North Carolina; a cousin, Jack Adams of Ironton; nine nieces and nephews; 21 great-nieces and great-nephews; and six great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. April 18, at St. Simon the Apostle Church, 11011 Mueller Road, St. Louis, Missouri, followed by fellowship in the lower church hall.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. April 18, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cardinal Care, 700 Clark St., St. Louis, MO 63102 or to St. Simon Support a Student Fund, 11011 Mueller Road, St. Louis, MO. 63123.

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Anna Click

Nov. 27, 1938-March 12, 2015

Anna Kathryn (Blair) Click, 76, of South Point, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2015, at her residence. She was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Ironton, a daughter of the late Ora and Ruth Catherine (Brubaker) Blair. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William D. Click, whom she married Nov. 18, 1968.

Anna attended Rock Hill Schools and was a retired child care worker for the Lawrence County Group and Shelter Home. Anna was an accomplished artist and dearly loved animals. She was a Fundamental Christian who loved the Lord dearly.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Blair.

In addition to her husband, Anna is survived by one daughter, Angela Gayle Lambert of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sons: Adam Dean Click of Catlettsburg, Kentucky and Robert Anthony Pancake of Ironton; and five grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point with Brother Chad Pemberton officiating.

Donations may be made in remembrance of Anna to the Friends of Lawrence County Dog Shelter, 1302 Adams Lane, Ironton, OH 45638.

Condolences may be made online to the Click family by visiting



Peggy Adkins

Peggy Sue Adkins, 66, of Proctorville, wife of Amon Adkins, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Everett L. Nelson

Everett L. Nelson, 87 of Raceland, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods, Kentucky. Funeral services will be under the direction of Carman Funeral Home and will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Worthington Church of the Nazarene, 920 Kentucky Ave., Worthington, Kentucky, with pastors David Seals and Paul Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Carman Funeral Home, 2301 Argillite Road, Flatwoods. Online condolences may be left at



Charles Sands

July 17, 1954-March 12, 2015

Charles Harrison Sands II, 60, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. The Ironton native was born July 17, 1954, a son of the late Charles Harrison Sands and Evelyn Frances Layne Sands. Charles was a graduate of Ironton High School, and retired from Ironton City Schools after years as a truant officer.

Charles is survived by son, Troy (Julie) Sands of Ironton; son, Josh (Jody) Sands of Coal Grove; grandson, Nash Ryan Sands; granddaughter, Cassidy Blum; grandson, Brock Midkiff; granddaughter, Demi Sands; grandson, Troy Adam Sands II; and brother, Bill (Karen) Sands of Pedro.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday with pastor Steve Harvey officiating at Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, and visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Olive Brammer

Olive E. Brammer, 99, of Ironton, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Jo-Lin Health Center Arrangements are pending at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.