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Gertrude Carmon

Dec. 13, 1923— Dec. 9, 2015

Gertrude Carmon, 91, of Coal Grove, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at a local health care facility. The Lawrence County native was born Dec. 13, 1923, a daughter of the late Dewey and Helen Sharp Depriest. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Carmon.

Mrs. Carmon attended Bartles School in Pedro, was a homemaker and attended the Lorain Street Gospel Mission Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Carmon and Roger Carmon; two daughters, Judy Carmon and Vera Mae Howard; sisters, Rosella Besco, Manilla Herrell, Verna McFann, Melanie Depriest and Marjorie Depriest; five brothers-in-law, Charles Besco, Howard Herrell, Donald McFann, Richard Alford, and Jerry Markel; and a grandson, Brockton Carmon, Jr.

She is survived by three sons, Larry (Kay) Carmon, of Laquay, Missouri, Greg (Traci) Carmon, of Ironton and Brockton (Jennifer) Carmon, of Waynesville, Missouri; three sisters, Vera Markel, Helen (Eugene) Kidd and Judy Hanes; a son-in-law: Johnny Howard; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.philipsfuneralhome.net.


James Akers

Sept. 22, 1959 — Dec. 10, 2015

James Norford Akers, 56, of South Point, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1959, in Lawrence County, a son of the late James William Akers and Mary Rowe Akers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Sharp.

He was a 1978 graduate of Ironton High School and also a graduate of the police academy. His career ncluded time working at the Proctorville, Chesapeake and Coal Grove police departments. He also worked and retired from the Ironton Police Department after 20 years of service where he retired as a detective. James was also a member of the Lawrence County Drug Task Force and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Hughes Akers; his children, Natalie (Chris) Howell, Nancy (Don) Friend, Michelle Akers, Bobbi (B.J.) Harbolt and James Joseph Akers; one sister, Vicki Roberts; two brothers, Glen (Patty) Sharp and Frank Sharp; a sister-in-law, Lori Sharp; and six grandchildren, Mason, Aiden and Mylee Howell, Riley Akers, Ryan Harbolt and Jaxon Akers.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with pastor Jimmy Carey officiating. Burial services will follow in Calvary Cemetery with pastor Rob Hale officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.


Teaven Dennison

Teaven L. Adkins Dennison, wife of E. Earl “Brub” Dennison, 79, of Chesapeake, died, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, West Virginia. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Steven Callicoat

Steven Lee Calllicoat, 61, of Hermitage, Tennessee, formerly of Proctorville, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at his residence. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery. Visitation is noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Gilbert Porter

Gilbert Porter, 51, of Huntington, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at home. He was the husband of Christine Porter. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.


Marguerite Spears

Marguerite Spears, 95, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at River’s Bend Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.