Published 1:22 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Jane Darbaker

Jane Alice Darbaker passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at Crown Pointe Care Center in Columbus.  We will miss her beautiful blue eyes and sweet smile, but we rejoice knowing that she is in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We remember her generosity to strangers and stray animals, her love of the outdoors, her crazy laugh when something really struck her funny, and her incredible memory of the smallest details of the lives of others.  But most importantly, she filled the role of introducing all three of her children to Jesus, beginning with reading Bible stories on her lap, quoting Scripture from memory, to taking us faithfully to church whenever the doors were open.

In her last years, dementia took her memory and other health issues took her mobility, so we treasure our memories all the more.  But the Holy Scriptures promise, “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

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Jane is survived by her children Amy (John) Staley, Jeffrey (Patricia) Darbaker, and Jennifer (Kevin) Meyers. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Will, Jasmine, Abigail, Noah, Lucy, Daphne, and Flora.

Viewing will be at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  with service beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home and pastor Kevin Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Ironton City Welfare Mission and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Barbara Moreland

Jan. 7, 1933 – Nov. 7, 2015

Barbara Ann Browning Moreland, 82, of Fletcher, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina. The Ironton native was born Jan. 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Beatrice Griffith Browning. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cledas Oliver “Lucky” Moreland, who passed away Oct. 2, 1981.

Mrs. Moreland was a graduate of Ironton High School and the Atlantic Vocational School. She was a certified nursing assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse, retiring in 1997. She cared for her disabled WWII Army husband for 24 years, her sister when she was dying from cancer and her daughter. She cared for all she knew with kindness, compassion and love.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Browning Gerhardt; and a nephew, Darrell Wayne Cartmill.

She is survived by a daughter, Beatrice Opal Moreland of Fletcher, North Carolina; two brothers, Buck (Ruth) Browning of Ironton and George (Cheryl) Browning of Pompano Beach, Florida; three nephews, Jerry (Norma) Browning of Ironton, Daniel Browning of Burlington, North Carolina and Richard Gerhardt; three nieces, Teresa Cartmill, Ginger (Robert) Lilly, all Ironton and Christine (Jerry) Warywoda of Pompano Beach; great nieces and nephews, Maeghan, Maereah and Jarrett Cartmill, Olivia Houser, Justin (Amy) Mullins, Jacob (Sami) Browning, Magnus Daniel and Diesel Jerry Warywoda

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with minister Willie Purdee officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Hazel Damron

Hazel Damron, 93, of South Point, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Visitation is two hours prior to the service.


Ronald Ellis

Ronald Eugene Ellis, 72, of Crown City, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at home.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Ellis.

Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday by pastor Jack Finch at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Gary Webb

Gary R. Webb, 51, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.