Obituaries — 4/1/15

Published 1:29 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mary Newman

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, Mary Elizabeth (Libby) McCorkle Newman passed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her son and daughter-in-law holding her hands.

Libby, as she was known by her family, lived a very full life. She was a 1952 graduate of Rock Hill High School and excelled in shorthand, for which she won an award, and as a military wife she wasable to see and enjoy many places all around the world. She was issued a certificate of appreciation for many years of support to her husband by the United States Air Force. She especially enjoyed two hobbies, sewing and writing. She made a lot of her own outfits and wrote many short stories as well as songs, two of which were recorded.

Throughout her life she worked a variety of different jobs some of which were: while in high school S.S. Kresge’s in Ironton, assistant manager of Winn’s Dept. Stores, San Antonio, Texas, Walker’s Shoe Store Ironton, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Forestry Service and Kemp Medical Center, Coal Grove, from which she retired.

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She was preceded in death by her two grandsons, Carl Anthony Newman Jr. and Joshua Ryan Newman; her parents, John and Mary McCorkle; one brother, Sid McCorkle; and two sisters, Helen Sharp and Faye Crawford. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Carl A. “Tony” and Shelia Stevens Newman; her brother, Tom McCorkle; and sisters Marjorie Markel and Janice Kerns. Libby loved each and every one of her family. She will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home with Jamie Pancake officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior the funeral. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery. The family request donation to be sent to the Ironton City Mission in her name.



Gladys Meyers

Gladys V. Meyers, 98, of Ironton, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Huntington, West Virginia, native was born Sept. 19, 1916, the daughter of the late Simon and Fannie Belle Bugg McKean. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard J. Meyers, who passed away April 17, 1975.

Mrs. Meyers attended Ironton High School and was a former employee for Wilson’s Sporting Goods, The Leader, Mearans and The Smart Shop. She enjoyed swimming and crocheting.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Charles McKean, Carl McKean, Earl McKean and Oscar W. McKean; and a sister, Norella McKean Frische Hart

She is survived by a son, Gary F. (Sue) Meyers of Ironton; a brother, Richard McKean of Florence, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Rhonda (Mike) Cahal of Ashland and Sharon (Tony) Ray of Ironton; four great grandchildren: Caleb Ray, Corey Ray both of Ironton, Luke Cahal and Taylor Mackenzie Fox, both of Ashland; and two step granddaughters, Madison Cahal and Morean Cahal both of Ashland.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Thursday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Oscar Goodin

Oscar “Bud” Goodin, 95, of Ironton, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at a local health care center. The Martin, Kentucky, native was born Sept. 10, 1919, the son of the late Oscar Sr. and Hermine Goodin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Roach Goodin.

Mr. Goodin was a graduate of Martin High School, a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton. He was a former yardmaster for the C&O Railroad, a member of the VFW, enjoyed fishing, loved telling stories and was a good dad.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Ann Goodin.

He is survived by a son, Randy (Louise) Goodin, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Harvey officiating. There will be no public visitation and Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Mary Farley

Mary E. Farley, 78, of Kitts Hill, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.


Charles Fitzpatrick

Charles David Fitzpatrick, 54, of South Point, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at OSU James Cancer Center, Columbus. He was born Feb. 12, 1961, in Ironton, a son of the late William Lee Fitzpatrick Sr. and Ruth Dickess Fitzpatrick. He was the owner of C.D. Fitzpatrick Construction, South Point.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Kay Cochran; and a brother, William Lee (Billy) Fitzpatrick Jr. David is survived by his children, Brandy Fitzpatrick, of South Point, Shawn (Pam) Haney, of South Point, and Tonya (C.J.) Cordial, of Flatwoods, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Caleb and Tyler Cordial, Autumn McKnight and Alexis Haney; and a brother, Glenn (Beth) Fitzpatrick, of South Point.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with Denny Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed at


Dexter Nunley

Dexter L. Nunley Jr., 93, of Ironton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. He was born May 18, 1921, in Glen Dale, West Virginia, a son of the late Dexter, Sr. and Edna Kimbler Nunley.

He grew up in Ashland, moving to Ironton when he was 14 years old. Mr. Nunley was a former employee of Allied Chemical of South and Dayton Malleable as a line foreman. He was a lifetime member of the First Tabernacle Church where he served as a deacon, devotional leader, Sunday school treasurer and teacher of the S.O.S. Class. He was an avid bowler, golfer and softball player. Mr. Nunley served in World War II in North East Africa, Belgium and England.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Betty Artist Nunley; second wife, Anna June Bowman Keating Nunley; three sisters, Pauline C. Handler, Alice Anderson and Neda Beam; and three brothers, Harold Nunley, Earl Buddy Nunley and Glen Nunley

He is survived by two stepchildren, Larry Joe (Brenda) Keating, of Ironton, and Patrick Keating, of Little Rock, Arkansas; three stepgrandchildren, Larry Keating, of Ironton, Sean Patrick Keating, of Ashland, and Vanessa Baugher, of Sherwood, Arkansas; three step great-grandchildren, Laiken Nicole Keating, of Ironton, Hayli Baugher, of Sherwood Arkansas, and Koen Chase Baugher, of Sherwood, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be from noon until time of the service. To offer the family online condolences, please visit:



Steven Chapman

Steven L. Chapman, 63, of Ironton and formerly of Marion, died peacefully early Friday morning, March 27, 2015, at home.

On June 16, 1951, Steve was born in Marion, the son of the late Vincent and Leona (Huffman) Chapman.

Steve worked for many years at Marion Malleable doing foundry work, and also worked at the Hatchery in LaRue. In 2005, he moved to Ironton to be near his family.

An avid fisherman, Steve loved to go fishing with his best friends; his brother, Ray, and his cousin, Ronnie Welch. Those three were inseparable. As a family they all looked forward to their yearly trip to Lake Erie, to catch, cook and eat as much fish as possible. He also enjoyed oil painting, playing cards, and watching football.

A jokester, Steve was always making everyone laugh.

He will be missed by his daughter, Tasha Hinman of Ironton; three grandchildren: Tyler, Dillon and Cheyenne; brother, Ray Chapman of Ironton; sisters: Viola (Don) Thompson of Texas, and Carol Vanderhoff of Marion; and two nieces: Michelle Rodriguez and Lisa Thompson.

Including his parents, Steve was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Chapman.

His family will greet friends from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Home, 347 W. Center St., Marion. Services honoring his life will follow immediately at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, a division of Snyder Funeral Homes, are honored to have been chosen to serve Steve’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting



Billie Rice

Billie Lee Rice, 64, of South Point, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.


Kristie Warner

Kristie Dale Belville Warner, 45, of Proctorville, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at home. She is survived by her husband Michael Warner. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.