Obituaries — 5/10/15
Terry Sturgill, 51, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Hospice of Huntington. The Ironton native was born Aug. 1, 1963, a son of Donald and Clara Wilson Sturgill, of Hanging Rock. He is also survived by his wife, Yvonne “Bonnie” Gee Sturgill, whom he married Aug. 16, 2014.
Mr. Sturgill was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former employee of the Community Action Weatherization Program and a member of the Hanging Rock Apostolic Church of God.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by four daughters, Tera Barker, Ashley Sturgill, Savannah (Tyler) Clyse, all of Ironton, and Emily Sturgill, of Pedro; two sons, Scott Sturgill and Ryan Maddy, both of Ironton; four brothers, John (Reene) Sturgill, Timmy (April) Sturgill, Brian (Cheri) Sturgill, all of Hanging Rock, and Randy (Denise) Sturgill, of Hurricane, West Virginia; two sisters, Tammy (Hardy) Barker, of Pedro, and Donna (Steve) Rowe, of Hanging Rock; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Hanging Rock Apostolic Church of God with elder John Sturgill and elder Glen Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Hanging Rock Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the church. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Huntington, 2900 Staunton Road, Huntington, West Virginia 25702 or the Hanging Rock Apostolic Church of God, Hanging Rock, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Connie Jo Deeds, 68, of Coal Grove, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born Feb. 18, 1947, a daughter of the late Emerson and Betty Dutey Mader. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard Phillip Deeds, who passed away June 23, 2010.
Mrs. Deeds was a 1965 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School. She was a retired caseworker for the Lawrence County Department of Human Services, a former employee for Ashland Oil, the Ironton Tribune and the Lawrence Federal Savings and Loan in South Point. She loved to read and talk with family and friends and was a member of Zoar Missionary Baptist Church in Coal Grove.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, the Rev. Jennings and June Deeds.
She is survived by a daughter, Deena Joelle Deeds of Coal Grove; a sister, Sandee (Larry) Brammer of Coal Grove; a brother, Rick (Therese) Mader of Coal Grove; a brother-in-law, David (Sue) Deeds of Westerville; and several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Community Cemetery with the Dr. Kevin Willis officiating. There will be no public visitation and the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101. Pallbearers will be Aaron Brammer, Dean Mader, Eric Horton, Jay Lucas, Jordan Lucas and Coen Brammer. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Christine E. (Sanders) Fannin, 82, of South Point, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at a local health care facility. The Pike County, Kentucky native was born March 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Earl and Carmen Butler Sanders. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Fannin, who passed away in 1990.
Mrs. Fannin was a homemaker, loved to feed all the stray neighborhood cats and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Matney; a brother, Donald Sanders; and her beloved cats, Prissy and Sunshine.
She is survived by two sons, Delbert Long, Jr. of Guerneville, California, and Terry Lee (Tracey) Long of Kitts Hill; two daughters, Carla (John) Musgrave of South Point and Teresa (Lawrence) Rogers of Ironton; two sisters, Rosemary Patton of Garrison, Kentucky, and Fay Jenkins of Ironton; a brother, David Sanders of Coal Grove; two grandchildren, Dara Rose Long of Winchester, Kentucky, and Robert Allen Jr. of Muskogee, Oklahoma; two great-grandchildren, Paige and Savannah Allen of Muskogee, Oklahoma; and her beloved cats, Sugar and B.W.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 18, in Woodland Cemetery with Pastor Lenny Campbell and the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. There will be no public visitation and Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the Fannin family requests donations be made to the Lawrence County Cat Shelter, 1302 Adams Lane, Ironton, Ohio 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Mary Ann Schellenger
Mary Ann Schellenger, 88, of South Point, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
Mrs. Schellenger was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Cucumber, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Albert S. and Ruby N. Collins Tabor. She received a master’s degree, was a retired teacher from Ironton Junior High and worked at the South Point branch of Briggs Library. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Schellenger; and her son, David Schellenger.
She is survived by three children, Charles R. (Susan) Schellenger Jr. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Frank Schellenger, of South Point, and Emily (Bob) Payne, of South Point; five grandchildren, Jamie Schellenger, Andrew Schellenger, Tony Schellenger, Sarah Payne and Rachel (Andy) Compliment; four great-grandchildren, Haleigh Payne, Jenna Compliment, Brigham Compliment and Emma Schellenger; two brothers, Albert S. Tabor Jr. of Houston, Texas and John C. Tabor of Columbus; and she was a special “grandmother” to Laura, Jacob and Hannah Burcoff.
A memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, with her son-in-law, Robert G. Payne officiating. There will be a private family burial Tueday in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to South Point Church of Christ Food Pantry or Community Hospice of Ashland, Kentucky. Condolences may be expressed at www.schneidergriffin.com.
Donald Eugene Davisson, 89, of Kitts Hill, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Concord Health and Rehab in Wheelersburg. The Franklin Furnace native was born April 8, 1926, a son of the late Charles W. and Louise Doty Davisson.
Donald was a 1944 graduate of Hanging Rock High School and received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marshall University. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and received the Bronze Star. He retired in 1989 from Armco after 35 years. Don was a member of Central Christian Church in Ironton and was a member of the South Point Lions Club, Grange, Boy Scouts of America and the VFW.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Davisson; and a sister, Joanne Davisson Gill.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evalee Gossett Davisson, whom he married June 2, 1949; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tony Virgin of Kitts Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Dan Evans of Ironton; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Jennifer Davisson of Fairview, Tennessee; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ed Champagne of Kettering; grandchildren, Katie and Mark Sutton of Kitts Hill, Tyler and Justine Virgin of Kitts Hill, Claire and Trey Stai of Lexington, Kentucky, Heidi and Jay Blaisdell of Nashville, Tennessee, Sara Kerecman of Ironton, Zane Davisson of Fairview, Tennessee, Carmen Davisson of Fairview, Tennessee; and brother-in-law, Jack Gill of Cheshire, Connecticut.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Central Christian Church with minister Hoyt Allen and minister Willie Purdee officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites by the VFW and visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Mike Irby, 58, of South Point, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Chapman’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Highlands Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
Billy Joe Singer, 80, of Chesapeake, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Sue Singer. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be held 10 a.m-noon Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.