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Evelyn Cox

Evelyn Cox Ross, 67, of Centerpoint, went to be with the Lord Dec. 17, 2015, after a long illness. She was a member of the Calvary Christian Church of Gallipolis, and was retired from the Gallia County Local Schools with 30 years of service. Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Junior Harper and Mary (Shaffer) Harper, of Elkview, West Virginia.

Mrs. Ross is survived by her husband, David Ross, of Centerpoint; daughters, Susan Moore, of Gallipolis and Elizabeth Horvath, of Columbus; three grandchildren, Jimmy Moore and Ashley Moore, of Columbus and Cameron Horvath, also of Columbus; sisters, Deloris Douglas, of Elkview, West Virginia, Norma Hundley, of Saint Albans, West Virginia and Donna Monk, of Newton, North Carolina. She is also survived by three brothers, Richard Shaffer and Leonard Harper, of Elkview, West Virginia and Kermit Harper, of Douglasville, Georgia.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Brother Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Centerpoint Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and again from 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillumfuneralhomes.com.


Sherman Fields Jr.

Feb. 7, 1933 — Dec. 16, 2015

Sherman (June) Fields Jr., 82, of Ironton, died at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. He was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, on Feb. 7, 1933, the son of the late Sherman and Perlie Fairchild Fields Sr. He was of Apostolic faith, retiring from Raceland, Kentucky CSX car shop.

He was preceded by his wife, Lorraine (Perk) Hankins Fields. Also preceding him were two daughters, Billie Jo Fields and Kelli Runyon; one grandson, Jeffery Kiser; and one son-in-law, John Latka. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Fields; and special friends, Mark Carmon and Sharon Latka, both of Ironton; sister, Phyllis (William) Caniff Davis, of Flatwoods, Kentucky; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Griffith Fields, of Bellefonte, Kentucky and Rosemary Brown Hankins, of Ironton.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home with Glen Jenkins and John Sturgill officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Sunday. Interment will be at a later date.


Frederick Anson

April 30, 1930 — Dec. 15, 2015

Frederick Glen Linkous Anson, 85, of Ironton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Jo-Lin Health Center. He was born in Auxier, Kentucky, on 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, 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 and Hannah Karnai; and one sister, Sue Lewis, of Clewiston, Florida. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Vincent Karnai.

The visitation will be at St. Joseph Church today at 1 p.m. 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.


Nancy Kirk

Nancy Ellen Dean Kirk, 62, of Burlington and South Point areas, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. With her family at her side. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Kenova, West Virginia, at 848 13th St., with Bishop Frank Kirby officiating. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.


Lynda Hacker

Lynda F. Hacker, 71, of Ironton, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She is survived by her husband, Joe Hacker. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.


Denver Holly

Denver “Butterball” Holly, 95, of South Point, died on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be in the Burlington-Greenlawn Cemetery in South Point. Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Ronald Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts, 76, of Ironton, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at VAMC, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Norma Roberts. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.