Obituaries — 5/20/15

Published 12:54 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Peter Underwood

Peter J. Underwood, 31, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday morning, May 16, 2015, near Atlantic, Iowa. He was born in Eltham, England, on Nov. 24, 1983, to Robert Underwood and Margot Bowen.

He is survived by his wife, Austin; their two young children, daughter, Lyla, and son, Jude; parents, Robert Underwood and Margot Bowen; sister, Renata (Tony) Padilla; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Sissy Clyse; brothers-in-law, Tyler (Savannah) Clyse and Crosby Clyse; sister-in-law, Sunni Clyse; nieces and nephews, Jess and Bella Padilla and Finley and Briar Clyse; his beloved dog, Lady Bigglesworth; and many more friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Ironton. Memorials may be sent to the family at Underwood Family, P.O. Box 880120, One Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE 68588-0120 or given at any US Bank branch. Online condolences may be made at

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Mary Haas

Mary Frances Haas, 78, of Ironton, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Well-Span Hospital, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Although she had been very ill for sometime, she wanted to go with some of her family to attend the graduation of her grandson Drew from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Mary was born on Nov. 21, 1936, at Forestdale to the late Arthur E., Sr. and Ellen L. Fields Bryant. She married Richard (Dick) Haas on Sept. 1, 1956, at Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Dick died Nov. 16, 1995.

She was a 1954 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School. She was a former employee of the Big Boy located on State Route 141 and also was a telephone operator for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company in Ironton. She was involved in many things throughout the years including being a librarian aide at the Rock Hill Middle School, helping organize the libraries at the Open Door School and Kingsbury School, organizing the FORS for the Rock Hill PTA, being a surrogate parent for the Lawrence County Foster Care, working the concession stand at the Rock Hill ballgames and working with the Rock Hill Athletic Boosters. She enjoyed being with children and loved helping those with special needs at Rock Hill Middle School.

In addition to her husband and her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, James E. (Jim) Bryant, an infant brother, Edward and her grandparents, Thomas and Julia Holliday Fields and Clarence and Missouri Mae Steed Bryant.

She is survived by her daughter, Carla Haas, of Ironton; two grandsons whom she dearly loved, Jason McCaffery (Misty), of Ironton and Drew McCaffery (Amanda), of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; a great granddaughter, McKenzie, of Ironton; three sisters, Lucy Murray Brown (Charles), of Ironton, Julia Murnahan, of Ironton and Ruth Freeman, of South Point; two brothers, Thomas J. “Jack” Bryant (Margrit), of Holly Hill, Florida and Arthur E. “Dunie” Bryant, Jr., of Ironton; and also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who considered their Aunt Mary very special. She also leaves a host of friends

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Special Olympics Ohio, 3303 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232 . To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Ricky Crager

Ricky Crager, 57, of South Point, died Friday, May 15, 2015. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, with pastors Harold Hamlin and Brad Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Getaway Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at



Donald Comer

Donald Comer, 81, of Coal Grove, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.