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Genevieve Neville

Feb. 13, 1933—Nov. 22, 2015

Genevieve “Ginny” Neville, born Feb. 13, 1933, passed on to heaven on Nov. 22, 2015, surrounded by her devoted husband, children, and grandchildren.  Ginny was a member of the Ironton High School class of 1951.  She resided most of her life at Ironton until several years ago when she and her husband moved to a home on the river at Burlington to live near two of their daughters.

She married William “Bill” Neville on June 7, 1952; they are members of the Community Baptist Missionary Church at Deering.  Ginny was a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother to five daughters, always finding time to be involved with her kids in church, piano lessons, long summer days at Lawco Lake, Band Boosters and PTA.  In later years, she was employed at several area Hallmark stores, including Amy’s Hallmark at the Ashland Mall, from which she retired.  She loved her work with Hallmark, especially the buying and collecting the many Hallmark ornaments!  A committed wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ginny especially loved cooking southern style Sunday dinners and awesome holiday meals. The Christmas season was her favorite, when she would decorate her home with the Hallmark ornaments and decorations, bake far too many cookies and prepare many desserts.  There were never too many desserts at Ginny’s house! Most of all, she loved the numerous vacations with her husband, children, and all the grandchildren and great-grand children to Disney World, Hilton Head Island, the Florida beaches, and Myrtle Beach.  She was fortunate to enjoy her dream trips to the Hawaiian Islands and the Southern antebellum plantations near New Orleans.

Ginny was met in heaven by her infant son, Stephen Douglas Neville; her mother, Stella Bushbaum and father, Walter Bushbaum; and sister, Betty Church.   Family missing her beyond words are husband, Bill Neville, daughters, Brenda Neville, Kathy (Mark) Jerasonek, Debbie (Mark) Layne, Beverly Hoskins and Terri Schneider; grandchildren, Tyler (Mandy) Layne, Melissa (John) Mautz, Brittany (Felix) Rouse, Grant (Ashley) Layne, Cortni (Matt) Schneider, Kiana Hoskins and Cole Schneider; and great-grandchildren, Alexander Spaulding, Carson Layne and McKenna Royal; sister Pam Stilton; niece Sharon Posten; sister-in-law, Wanda Brammer; and brother-in-law Fred “Red” Neville, and many other extended family members. From her family, a very heartfelt thanks to those her assisted in her care this past few weeks, Debbie, Traci, Donna, neighbor Janet, and the Hospice House of Huntington, West Virginia.

You may, in lieu of flowers, make a contribution to the Birdie Neville Memorial Fund, c/o Community Baptist Missionary Church, 4049 State Route 243, Ironton, OH 45638. At her request, there will be graveside services.  The service will take place at Woodland Cemetery on Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. Phillips Funeral Home of Ironton will be assisting the family. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Genevieve Willis

April 2, 1924—Nov. 22, 2015

Genevieve Ann Willis, 91, of Ironton, went to be with her heavenly father, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center in Ashland. The Ironton native was born April 2, 1924, the daughter of the late James and Maude Howell Tate Belcher.

Genevieve attended Ironton High School and was a homemaker. She spent her whole life in the Ironton area and was of the Methodist faith. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse J. Willis; her second husband, John Grounds; her third husband, Donald F. Willis; four half brothers, Hayes Tate, William Tate, Stanley Belcher and Edward Belcher; and her very special close and loving half sister, Dorothy Elizabeth Rist.

She is survived by a nephew and niece, Norman and Alice Rist, of Ashland.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Willard Metz officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Kingsbrook Life Care Center, 2500 State Route 5, Ashland, KY 41102. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Donna Cammarato

Donna K. Cammarato, 58, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington, after a long illness.  There will be no services.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Hamlin, West Virginia.  Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville assisted the family with arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Mark Linkfield

Mark Edward Linkfield, 54, of Pedro, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with pastor Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Aid Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mark was happily married to Robin (Kelly) for 24 years. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia, to Edward and Rosemary (Hamlin) Linkfield, of South Point on Feb. 8, 1961. He was a 1979 graduate of Fairland High School and worked as a superintendent for Fields Excavating. Mark was the owner and operator, with his wife, of Elkins Creek Vinyl. Mark was an avid bowler, enjoyed riding motorcycles, telling jokes and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Mark is survived by two sons, Mark Linkfield, Jr., of Ironton and Jason (Chelsea) Linkfield, of Cincinnati; two daughters, Kelly (Bub) Morgan, of Ironton and Mindy (Andy) Clark, of Pedro; five grandchildren, Drew, Dylan and Coleton Redmond, of Ironton and Hunter and Dean Clark, of Pedro; two sisters, Mary (Carlton) Cogan, of South Point and Missy (James) Freeman, of Raleigh, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Marty and Nan Sexton and numerous family members and friends for their support in his final days of battling ALS.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to El Hasa Shriner’s Motorcycle Unit, Ashland, KY. Pallbearers will be Andy Clark, Bub Morgan, Drew Redmond, Dylan Redmond, Billy Dalton and Marty Sexton. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.