Published 10:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2015

Curtis Ousley

Feb. 26, 1936 — Dec. 14, 2015

Curtis Ousley, 79, of South Point, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at St, Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Hippo, Kentucky, a son of the late Curtis Sr. and Lucille Bentley Ousley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, H. Vaughn Ousley; and two sisters, Ruth Hicks and Roberta Conley. He was a 1955 graduate of Maytown High School, Floyd County, Kentucky, retired as a manager of Peoples Security and a member of South Point First Church of the Nazarene. He was a Cub Scoutmaster in McArthur and the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 115, South Point, where he had five Boy Scouts obtain Eagle Scout ranking.

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Curtis is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Vivian J. Morris Ousley; children, Sheila K. (Lionel) Finch, of Alliance and Belinda L. (Ross) McCollum, of South Point; one sister, Sonja Fay Ratliff, of Allen, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Britnie McCollum, Nikki Campbell, Bryan Perkins, Stacie Rutherford, Kyle Ousley, Lynsey McKnight and Krystena Burson; 14 great-grandchildren; and special family friend, Griz Garber.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with the Rev. Robert Carter and the Rev. Charles Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


Fredrick Anson

April 23, 1930 — Dec. 15, 2015

Fredrick Glen Linkous Anson, 85, of Ironton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Jo-Lin Health Center. He was born in Auxier, Kentucky, April 23, 1930, the son of the late Harry and Nell Johnson Linkous and raised by Howard and Nell Anson. He was the husband to Rose Marie Dressel Anson.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Ironton. He was a graduate from Ashland High School in 1947 and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in 1951 where he was a three sports star and awarded 10 letters. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War. After returning he earned his master’s degree in education from Purdue University.

He spent the majority of his professional career as an educator and sports coach. Fred was an animal lover with a special interest in his Chinook dogs. He also enjoyed dancing, camping, traveling and competing in sports. He was a loving husband to Rose for 52 years and a devoted father to his daughters.

Fred is survived by his wife, Rose; and daughters, Lynette (Susan) Anson-Briggs, of Dallas, Texas, and Kim (Elek) Karnai, of Powell; grandchildren, Emily Karnai, Joshua Karnai, Hannah Karnai; and one sister, Sue Lewis, of Clewiston, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Vincent Karnai.

The visitation will be at St. Joseph Church at 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will begin after the visitation at 2 p.m. with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to St. Joseph School or St. Joseph Church in Fred’s name.


Tina Doss

Tina Blake Doss, 59, of Procious, West Virginia, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, West Virginia. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Kathy Starcher

Kathy Lynn Starcher, 69, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.


Marian Goddard

Marian Platt Goddard, 94, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Hospice House of Huntington. There will be private family services. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home.


Nancy Kirk

Nancy Ellen Kirk, 62, of Burlington and South Point, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the King’s Daughters Medical Center In Ashland. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.


Ronald Malone

Oct. 7, 1935 — Dec. 14, 2015

Ronald Eugene Malone, known as “Ronnie” passed away on Dec. 14, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 80 years old.

Ronnie was born on Oct. 7, 1935, in Ironton. He was baptized in 1949 at the Centenary Church in Deering.

He resided in Ironton for 52 years before moving to Seminole, Florida. He lived there for many years and then moved to Boaz, Alabama. His final move was to Springville, Alabama.

Ronnie graduated from Coal Grove High School in 1953. He also obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering from the International Correspondence School of Scranton.

For 29 years, he worked at the Dayton Malleable Iron Company. He spent four years, working in Cincinnati, doing industrial and electrical construction. He also worked for 10 years as a Control Technician for Pinellas County Florida.

In 1968, he co-founded what was originally known as the “Malone and Carey Tire Shop” on South Third Street in Ironton. He remained a co-owner until 1971. In 1973, he invested in rental property in Ironton. He owned and managed this property for over 30 years.

He was an E5 in the Army Reserves for seven years. He also served on the Lawrence County Hospital Board Directors of Ironton for several years. Additionally, he worked with the United Commercial Travelers and served as an officer for the United Steelworkers for 29 years.

He was a 32nd degree Mason. He once belonged to the El Hasa Shrine Club in Ashland, Kentucky, that he joined in 1969. Furthermore, he was affiliated with the Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge and American Legion.

Ronnie was belovedly known as “Hot Rod” because he was an extreme lover and collector of classic cars and classic car memorabilia.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Alma Malone as well as his brother, Stephen Ray Malone.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shelby Malone. He had two sons, Tony (Joyce) Malone, of Pickerington, and Kevin (Charlotte) Malone, of Springville, Alabama. His grandchildren include Crissy (Matt) Golden, Kyle Malone, Erica Malone, Ashley Malone and Makenzie Malone. His great-grandchildren are Cohen and Connor Golden. Additionally, he is survived by his sister Carol Hotchkiss, of Zephyrhills, Florida.

Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Cemetery.