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Obituaries-12/20/15

Lynda Hacker

April 18, 1944 — Dec. 17, 2015

Lynda F. Hacker, 71, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Huntington, West Virginia, native was born April 18, 1944, a daughter of the late Hobart and Mary Callicoat Watson.

Lynda attended Ironton City Schools, was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. She was also a former volunteer at the Lawrence County General Hospital and known as the “Cake Lady”

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Joey Hacker; and step-father, W.B. “Sid” Diley.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph W. Hacker, whom she married Aug. 1, 1960; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindi (Eric) Hacker-Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin (Kelli) Hacker, of Ironton; grandchildren, Zachary, Emily and Hunter Jones, Trevor and Trent Hacker and Jamie (Dave) Hacker Saunders; great-grandchildren, Baylee and Jake Saunders; a brother, Jerry (Jane) Watson, of Ironton; a sister, Sharon (Ron) Welz, of Ironton; Julie Insco and Trena Combs, who were loved like daughters; Marilou Clare and Wanda Wilson, who were loved like sisters; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Eric Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jason Blake, Zachary Jones, Jeff Compton, Blake Compton, Scott Watson, Shawn Watson, Aaron Watson and Mark Wilson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Grace Sanders

Jan. 15, 1917 — Dec. 15, 2015

Grace J. Sanders, 98, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at her residence. The Lawrence County native was born Jan. 15, 1917, a daughter of the late John W. and Amanda Baker Kiser.

Mrs. Sanders was a graduate of Pedro High School, a former employee for Mays Donut Shop and the Lawrence County General Hospital. She attended Central Christian Church in Ironton. She loved to watch the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes, was an avid reader and also loved music.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Addis; her second husband, Frank Sanders; a son, Nicholas Addis; and her brothers and sisters, Adam Kiser, Gene Kiser, Frank Kiser, Omar Kiser, John Kiser, Karl Kiser and Roma Huffman.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Robert) Addis Booth, of Port Orange, Florida; three sons, Frankie Sanders, of St. Clairsville, Arthur (Lois) Sanders, of Columbus and Robert Sanders, of Ironton; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

 

Coletta Van Atta

Coletta Judy Van Atta, 84, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Glenn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima with the Rev. Paul Yuenger officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, West Virginia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Ronald Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts, 76, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at VAMC, Huntington, West Virginia.

Ron attended Kitts Hill Schools and served in U.S. Marines from 1958-1962. Ron retired from Dayton Mallable and Ironton Iron with 34 years of service. He was a member of South Point Masonic Lodge #497 F&AM, 32° Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Cincinnati. He was also a member of American Legion Post #76, Ashland, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ocie and Sylvia Smith Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Norma Moore Roberts; three sons, Butch (Kim) Roberts, Doug Roberts and Kevin (Susan) Roberts; Jim Renfroe in Missouri, whom he raised; six grandchildren, Kelli Cox, Brad Roberts, Brooke Jenkins, Megan Roberts, Cody Roberts and Rebecca A. Renfroe, of Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Tristen, Shaylan, Tyson, AnaLeigh and McKinley; two sisters, Jean Dickess and Judy Dennin; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be at Veterans Cemetery, NE, Grayson, Kentucky. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Kathy Starcher

Kathy Whiteman Starcher, 69, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, followed by a service at 8 p.m. with pastor Mike Smith officiating. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Mt. Clare, West Virginia. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Sheran McCarty

Sheran “Shawn” Kendall McCarty died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Flatwoods, Kentucky, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Sharon. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Carman Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses. Online condolences may be left for the family at carmanfuneral.com.

 

Omer Thompson

Omer “Hank” Charles Thompson, 91, of Russell, Kentucky, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Kay Johnson-Thompson. Funeral Services will be Monday at Carman Funeral Home at 7 p.m. with visitation after 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastors Jack Edwards and Larry Puryear will officiate. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com.

 

James Salyers

James Salyers, 91, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Louise Salyers. Friends may call Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, from 6-9 p.m. at the Bailey Family Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Kentucky. A Funeral Service will be Monday, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with J.R. Hampton officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Share your condolences with the family at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

 

Rylee Davis

Rylee ”Bug” Erin Davis, 11, died Thursday, December 17, 2015. A will be Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. in her home church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Little Fudge Creek, in Ona, West Virginia with graveside service to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Shirley Hazelett

Shirley Jean Hazelett, 50, of Pedro, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ralph Hazelett. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Aid Cemetery, Aid. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

 

Ernest Wright

Ernest Hamilton Wright, 66, of Chesapeake, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Viginia. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Kay Wright. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Getaway Community Church, Chesapeake. Burial will follow in Getaway Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com.hall.