Published 12:40 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

Anna Markins

March 10, 1921 — Oct. 13, 2015

Anna Markins, 94, of South Point, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Decatur native was born March 10, 1921, a daughter of the late James and Sadie Ervin Russell.

Anna attended Decatur School and was a born again Christian. She was a waitress for the Hamburger Inn, the White Kitchen and retired from Lawrence County General Hospital.

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In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by seven brothers, James, John, George, Enoch, Bob, Charles and Raymond Russell; and two sisters, Gracie Markins and Nell Malone.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Markins, of South Point; granddaughter, Teresa VanMeter, of Phoenix, Arizona; and great-grandson, Kyler VanMeter, of Phoenix, Arizona.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Community Cemetery with pastor Jerry Dickerson officiating. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Patricia Wilson

April 25, 1962 — Oct. 16, 2015

Patricia Faye Wilson, 53, of Willow Wood, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at the Hospice House in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born on April 25, 1962, in Ironton. She worked at Symmes Valley Local Schools for 10 years until she retired in 1996. She enjoyed shopping, socializing, and being with family. She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence Wilson; and her brother, Clarence Donald Wilson.

She is survived by her mother, Olena Wilson, of Pedro; one brother, Danny (Vickie) Wilson, of Scottown; one sister, Donna (John) Sheppard, of Willow Wood; niece, Michelle (Steve) Slone, of Gallipolis; a nephew, Ryan (Kimilee) Wilson, of Willow Wood; a niece, Julie (Eric) Dillon, of Willow Wood; a niece, Kristie (Steve) Owens, of Patriot; a nephew, Dustin Wilson, of Scottown; a niece, Michaela Sheppard, of Willow Wood; a nephew, Jarod Sheppard, of Willow Wood; several great-nieces and nephews; and three very special friends, Daniel Wilburn, of Willow Wood, and Blake and Caden Neal of Kitts Hill.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Eddie Neel officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. with burial at Wilgus-Fairview Cemetery. Donations in honor of Patricia may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Rd., Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Loral Callicoat

Loral William “Dee” Callicoat, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. There will be a private family service. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Hazel Spencer

Hazel Louise Spencer, 83, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Huntington, West Virginia. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, West Virginia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at