Obituaries — 7/5/15

Published 12:41 am Sunday, July 5, 2015

George Carroll

George W. “GW” Carroll, age 83, of Montague, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born on July 8, 1931, in Ironton, to William and Julia Carroll. GW was raised in Ironton, where he graduated from Ironton High School in 1949 and at one time held the Ohio High School record for the 440-yard dash. He also played end on the Ironton High School football team. Shortly after high school, GW was a member of the Ironton Bengals, a semi-pro football team. On Nov. 2, 1952, he married Virginia “Vee” Carroll who preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2013.

GW had many interests that included spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He, along with Vee, spent many hours attending sporting events and watching his children and grandchildren compete, whether it was football, wrestling, track, baseball, volleyball, softball and even arm-wrestling. He also watched with enthusiasm as his sons and grandchildren advanced in their education and careers. His other passion was following Ironton High School football, Montague Wildcat Football and most of all, Ohio State Football. GW was a Buckeye.

At the age of 15, after lying about his age, GW joined the Ohio National Guard. He was a member of Ohio Company C for 17 years and earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant. During his career, his jobs took the family from Ironton to Sidney and eventually to Montague, Michigan, where they settled in the family home on Blueberry Ridge. GW retired in 1992 from CMI International where he was vice president of sales. He later established Carroll Casting Sales.

Email newsletter signup

Survivors include sons, Rick Carroll (Devon) of Howell, Michigan, Scott Carroll and Bruce Carroll, both of Montague, Michigan, and Chris (Lezlie) Carroll of Mooresville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Josh Carroll of Howell, Michigan, Julie (James) Bussa of Fowlerville, Michigan, Jason Carroll of Howell, Michigan, Chris Carroll of Montague, Michigan, Chelsea Carroll and Olivia Carroll, both of Charlotte, North Carolina and his dog, Lucy.

The family would like to thank Angie Schildroth, who provided excellent homecare for GW during recent months.

Donations can be sent to Hospice, 1050 West Western Ave. #400, Muskegon, MI 49441 or The Ohio State University Athletic Department, Fawcett Center, 8th Floor, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

A memorial gathering will be from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12 at the American Legion Post #69, 803 E. Colby Street, Whitehall, Michigan. You may leave a message for the family at Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Hom in Shelby, Michigan.



Glenn Thompson

Glenn E. Thompson, 77, of Coal Grove, died June 29, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland. He was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Leatherwood, the son of the late Clarence and Mary Brammer Thompson. He was a member of Leatherwood Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of South Point Masonic Lodge 497 and a self employed contractor.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Thompson; and one grandson. Survivors include two sons, Eric Rick Thompson, of Marysville, and Brent Thompson, of Coal Grove; daughter, Glenda Bonniville of Columbia, South Carolina; and seven grandchildren.

Burial was held in Leatherwood Cemetery on Thursday July 2, 2015. Funeral services were held at O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home Thursday.



Janie Ruggles

Janie Mae McClanahan-Ruggles, 91, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with visiting hours after 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Condolences may be left for the family at



Betty Mills

Betty Lee Mills, 82, of Chesapeake, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Centenary Cemetery, Chesapeake, by minister Barry Kelley. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


John Dodgion III

Mr. John “Jackie” Dodgion III, passed away in peace resulting from a long-term illness on May 24, 2015, in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 71.

He is survived by spouses of previous mariges, Virginia (Ginny) Slagel and Dorothy (Dee Dee) Dodgion; two sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, John Dodgion IV and Debra, of Columbus, and their three children, Jack, Emily and Natilee, and Peter Dodgion and Stacy, of Wayne, West Virginia, and their five children, Olivia, Lucas, Collin, Landon and Clark; siblings and in-laws, Judy Frische and her husband, Larry, of Pedro, Steve Dodgion and his wife, Penny, of Ironton, and Cindy Fetters and her husband Harold, of Ironton. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews, 12 great-nieces and nephews; and five great-great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, John (Jack) Dodgion Jr. and Geraldine (Jerry) Dodgion, of Ironton.

Jackie was born in Arkansas where his parents were stationed during WWII. He graduated from Ironton High School and then from Franklin University. He served four years in the Air Force and moved west in 1977. His career was pursued beginning in Columbus and continued in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Seattle and Spokane, Washington. During his career as an executive, he was employed primarily in banking, but also managed several non-profit organizations. He was also very involved in his communities and churches and volunteered for numerous board positions.

A family memorial service was at his son’s home in Wayne, West Virginia on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The family would like to bestow their deepest gratitude to his caregivers Dee Dee Dodgion, Gary Ishler and staff at Autumn Years and Horizon facilities for their continual efforts, care and dedication in providing for his health and well-being. Rest in peace our dear brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. We miss you and hold you dear in our hearts.