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Obituaries-12/03/15

Jimmie Sparks

June 17, 1946 — Dec. 1, 2015

Jimmie Sparks, 69, of South Webster, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. The Pedro native was born June 17, 1946, a son of the late Woodrow and Gladys Howard.

Mr. Sparks attended Rock Hill High School and was a former employee for Wal-Mart in Jackson, retiring in 2006. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry Sparks; a brother, George (Mary) Sparks; his good friend, James Bloomfield; his brother-in-law, Wood Sizemore; and his brother-in-law, Charles Pruitt.

He is survived by a son, Jimmie Wayne Sparks, of Oak Hill; one grandchild, Josh Sparks, of Ironton; five sisters, Darlene Pruitt and Delphine Price, both of Pedro, Sally McCrory, of Portsmouth, and Lillian Sizemore and Marge (George) Hankins, all of Marion; three brothers, Woody (Sadie) Sparks, Mark (Doris) Sparks, all of Pedro, and Danny Sparks, of South Webster; and a special friend, Birdie Woods, of South Webster.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850 and pastor Brian Phillips officiating. There will be no public visitation and Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Karen Cremeans

Karen Alene Cremeans, 68, of Chesapeake, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Westmoreland Place, Chillicothe. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Sterling Henderson

Sterling L. Henderson, `95, of Huntington, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Columbia, Maryland. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Huntington. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Herbert Drake

Herbert Neale Drake, 76, of Chesapeake, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by minister Paul Drake. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Gloria Hogsten

Gloria Alice Blagg Hogsten, 88, of Ironton, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with minister Willie Purdee officiating and burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Carmella Bryant

Carmella Bryant, 70, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

 

Thomas Shoup

Thomas Michael Shoup “Mike” died. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Shoup. A memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by the Rev. Brian Hayton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

 

Michael Adkins

Michael B. Adkins, 52, of Grayson, Kentucky, formerly of Man and Harts Creek areas of Logan County, West Virginia, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. He was cremated. A memorial service may be planned for a later date. Brown Funeral Chapel at Ironton is in charge of arrangements.