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Obituaries – 4/27/15

Joe Mullens

Sgt. Joe R. Mullens was born in Lawrence County Ohio Medical Hospital, the son of Columbus and May Mullens. As a child he had polio but he was a determined kid with plans to walk. After wearing braces on his legs for several years he walked without them, grew up and joined the Army at 18 not letting his problems with his legs slow him down. He served Our Country for 28 years. He met and married his late wife Colleen Carmon Mullens and was married for 49 years and they had two daughters, Mary Jo Boggs “Eric” of Portsmouth and Sharon Kay Young “Dennis” of Flatwoods, Kentucky.

Joe attended Wheelersburg Schools and was a member of the Mt. Zion Church in Catlettsburg, Kentucky.  He was a loving husband and Dad and grandpa and great-grandpa. He would help anybody who needed it. He was a Jack of all trades. He could work on almost anything. He loved building things and baking birthday cakes for his family. He was an honest and loving man who loved and thanked the Lord for what he had done for him

In addition to his parents and his wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Harold and John Mullens.

In addition to his daughters Joe is survived by granddaughter and husband, Melissa Kay and Brian Akers of Ironton; granddaughter, Megan Leighann Aldridge of Portsmouth; grandson, Britton Allen Jr. and Breanna Aldridge of Portsmouth; gran daughter, Tinesha Ellis of Flatwoods, Kentucky; grandson, Elijah Isaiah Young of Flatwoods; great-grandson, Jesse Charles Jenkins Jr.; great-granddaughter, Alyssa JoRae Akers; great granddaughter; Brileigh Nicole Akers; and great-grandson, Braylen David Allen Aldridge.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be Tuesday from 6- 9 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Sallye Robinson

Oct. 27, 1925-April 24, 2015

Sallye Robinson, 89, of Chesapeake, died Friday, April 24, 2015, in River’s Bend Health Care with her husband at her side. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Sallye was born Oct. 27, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Effie Shafer Fogas. She worked in the Huntington Dress Factory for several years and then enjoyed building houses with her husband. Sallye spent time making beautiful quilts and crocheting. She also attended the former Highlawn Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister; three brothers; and four half-brothers. Sallye is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wilford Robinson; her sister, Penny McWhorter of Florence, South Carolina; her nieces, Peggy Crabtree of Largo, Florida, Patricia Eastham of Proctorville and Cindy Read of Las, Vegas, Nevada; her nephews, Rick McWhorter of Greenwood, South Carolina, Danny Boster of Grayson, Kentucky, and Larry Brammer of Proctorville; and her great niece who visited often, Pam Powell of Jackson.

A special thank you is extended to Katie Brammer for her loving care and compassion these last several years. Visitation will be from 10 -11 a.m. Tuesday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com.



William Bennington

William Larry Bennington, 70 of Russell, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev Mack Shope officiating. Condolences and memories may be shared on the Facebook page for the Brown Funeral Chapel.



Lillian Harper

Lillian Harper, 89, of Proctorville, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Hospice House of Huntington.

Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.



Gary McSorley

Jan. 16, 1967-April 24, 2015

Gary Lee McSorley, 48, of Ironton, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born Jan. 16, 1967, in Ironton, a son of Mary Jo Stapleton McSorley and the late Fred McSorley. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by twin sons, Timothy and Thomas; a brother, Fred McSorley; and a sister, Tina Long.

Gary was a graduate of the Rock Hill school system and a member of First Baptist Church Americana in Ironton. He was a retired laborer and painter with Rangers Steel, Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry France McSorley; three sons, Tylor McSorley, Jeremy McSorley and Justin McSorley, all of Ironton; three daughters, Amy McSorley and Brittney Sparks, both of Ironton, and Sheena Sparks, of South Point; nine grandchildren; his mother, Mary Jo Stapleton McSorley, of Ironton; a brother, Greg McSorley, of Ironton; and three sisters, Kelli Depriest, Sheri Friend and Jolinda Elswick, all of Pedro.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland.



James Rose

Jan. 29, 1928-April 24, 2015

James E. Rose, passed away on Friday evening, April 24, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born Jan. 29, 1928 to the late Eldon and Ora (Hamilton) Rose in Greasy Ridge, Ohio in Lawrence County. Jim graduated in 1945 from Waterloo High School. After numerous years of dedicated service, Jim retired from Dealer’s Lumber. He is survived by loving wife of 64 years, Vera Ernestine (Justice) Rose; children, Tom (Rhonda) Rose and Vicki (Joe) McGuire; grandchildren, Loretta, Marlene, Elizabeth and Nathan; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bob Justice; sister-in-law, Wanda Dennison; special niece, Sarah J. Rose; and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Edward, Ruth and Mary; and granddaughter, Mary.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus where family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church of the Deaf, 1552 Elmore Avenue, Columbus, OH 43224. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a condolence of Jim.