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Obituaries-10/16/15

Betty Martin

Aug. 20, 1942—Oct. 14, 2015

Betty Sue Martin, 73, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. She was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Fairfield, but lived most of her life in Lawrence County. She was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Loretta Fraley McKenzie.

Ms. Martin attended Rock Hill High School, was a homemaker and formerly attended LaGrange Freewill Baptist Church and the Ironton City Mission. She also enjoyed making crafts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim McKenzie; and a brother-in-law, James Sanders.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Michael) Amburgey, of Lebanon, Tennessee, and Dana J. (Chris) Jenkins, of Ironton; two sons, Stephen Martin and Emory D. Martin, both of Ironton; two brothers, Ray (Bonnie) McKenzie, of Pedro, and David (Teresa) McKenzie of Ironton; a sister, Delores Sanders, of Ironton; five grandchildren, Bradley Crum, Brea Crum, Tara Jordan, Stephen (Megan Richendollar) Adkins, and Carrie (Tony Hatfield) Jenkins; four great grandchildren, Jayden, Adrian, Jeshua, and Aleya; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Lee Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery and visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

 Mary Bryant

Nov. 6, 1957—Oct. 15, 2015

Mary Ellen Bryant, 57, of Ironton passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Lawrence County native was born Nov. 6, 1957, a daughter of Arthur E. Bryant II of Ironton and the late Ruth G. Stapleton Bryant.

Mary was a 1975 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and attended Ashland Community College. She was a secretary for the Ironton Metropolitan Housing for 20 years. She was a member of Community Missionary Church where she was involved with the Awana classes for many years. Mary was a Boy Scout leader for over 30 years with Cub Scout Pack 103 in Deering. She enjoyed genealogy and researching it with her friend at Briggs Library.

In addition to her father she is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Arthur E. and Reba Bryant III, of Ironton; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Billy Huff, of Kitts Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Deanna and Scott Case, of Coal Grove; brother and sister-in-law, Larry F. and Opal Bryant, of South Point; nieces and nephews, Lesley and Brittany Bryant, Corey Bryant and his fiancée, Leah Sowards, Adam Bryant, Caylyn Case, Jordan Case, Chanston Bryant, Creighton Bryant, Kaleb Sullivan and Presleigh Bryant; great niece, Katelyn Bryant; special friend, Carrie Hensley Patton and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Huff officiating. Burial will follow in Mamre Cemetery and visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

 

Glenna Knipp

Jan. 12, 1945—Oct. 14, 2015

L. Glenna Knipp, 70 of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the Hospice of Huntington. The Ironton native was born Jan. 12, 1945, a daughter of Elmer Joe (Maxine) Bowman of Ironton and the late Dorthy Sites Bowman. She is also survived by her husband, Homer Earl Knipp, whom she married Jan. 24, 1964.

Mrs. Knipp was a 1961 graduate of Rock Hill High School and the ACC School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, retiring in 2007 after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Mamre Baptist Church in Kitts Hill, Ohio.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Joe Bowman

In addition to her father and stepmother, she is survived by four sons, Sonny (Shelli) Knipp, Paul David (April) Knipp, Andy Knipp, all of Ironton and Mickey (Mary) Knipp of Bellevue, Nebraska; a daughter and her fiancé , Ruthie (Tim Turley) Clifton, of Ironton; a sister, Sherry (Mark) Bowman, of Ironton; a brother, Joe (Lori) Bowman, of Ironton; 11 grandchildren, Morgan (Jeff) Pleasant, Michael (Amanda) Knipp, Madison Knipp, Marcus Knipp, Malachi Clifton. Noah Clifton, Parker Knipp, Aubrey Knipp, Ainsley Knipp, Hana (Marty) Truesdell, and Gerrod Ruggles; and two great-grandchildren, Makena Pleasant and Molly Knipp.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with pastor Ryan McKee and pastor John Paul Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Mamre Cemetery and visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bill Klaiber, Mickey Knipp, Tim Turley, Paul David Knipp, Andy Knipp, and Sonny Knipp. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Dee Callicoat

Dee Callicoat, 87, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Private family services will be held. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville is in charge of arrangements.

 

 Helen Bell

Helen Bell, 97, of Ironton, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Arrangements are pending at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.