Obituaries – 7/13/15

Published 8:56 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ruth Allen

Oct. 15, 1914 July 12, 2015

Ruth B. Allen, 100, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Heartland of Riverview in South Point. The Lawrence County native was born Oct. 15, 1914, a daughter of the late Andrew and Francis Morgan Basham. She was the widow of the late Jonah Allen.

Mrs. Allen attended Campbell School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Ironton.

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In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, John Allen; son-in-law, Earl Sheppard; and grandson-in-law, Gary Lawson.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Sheppard of South Point; five grandchildren, Edward Sheppard, Kay (Sheppard) Lawson, James Allen, Leigh (Sheppard) Tyler and John Allen; six great- grandchildren, Eric Lawson, Stacee (Swan) Robison, Caleb Lawson, Dillon Swan, Ryan Allen and Aaron Allen; six great-great-grandchildren, Madison Lawson, Connor Lawson, Tristan Cataline, Nick Lawson, Silas Robison and Miah Allen; and good friends, Mary Valentine and RuthAnn and Freddy Hauser Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with David Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Tuesday from 11a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home   To offer condolences to the family please visit



Mary Thornton

Mary Anne Thornton, 78, of Chesapeake, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at home.

Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.



Dolly Soward

Dolly Ann Cornell Soward, 65, of Huntington, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at home. Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.