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Obituaries — 12/29/15

Kelly Pauley

Kelly Jo Mays Pauley, 40, of Ashland, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Ashland native was born Aug. 20, 1975, a daughter of Elmer Mays Jr. and Debra Cumpton Mays.

Kelly Jo was a 1993 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and attended Collins Career Center. She was a homemaker and attended the Tri-State Worship Center in South Point.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Betty Jo Mays; her maternal grandmother, Joy Cumpton; her stepmother, Sarah L. Mays.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three daughters, Katelyn Erwin, Kyleigh Pauley and Kendall Pauley, all of Ironton; a son, Hunter Pauley of Ironton; sisters, Kristina Mays, of Ashland, Cheryl Chaffin, of Huntington, Casey Mays and Wendy Keaton, of Salyersville, Kentucky; brothers, Shannon Mays, of Proctorville, and Jamey Hoskins, of Salyersville; paternal grandfather, Elmer Mays Sr., of Ironton; and maternal grandfather, Louie Cumpton Sr., of Raceland, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Terry Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Lila Pollock

Lila Ann Jones Pollock passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. Pollock was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Donald Jackson Jones and Louise Pike Jones Lutz. She was reared in Ironton and graduated from St. Joseph High School. She attended Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) where she was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma sorority.

After college, Ann began her working for the state of West Virginia in the workman’s compensation department in Charleston. Later she was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Newport News, Virginia until the birth of her sons. She returned to the work as a civilian employee of the United States Army Reserve at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. after her sons were grown. She retired from there in 1997. After retirement, Ann spent many years as a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Mrs. Pollock is survived by three sons, Richard (Linda) Pollock, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Kevin (Kelly) Pollock, of Stafford, Virginia, and Chris (Claire) Pollock, of Richmond, Virginia; six grandchildren, John G Pollock, III and Sarah Pollock, both of Chicago, Illinois, Michael (Cierra) Pollock, of Culpeper, Virginia, Kaleb Pollock, of Dundee, Oregon, Grant Pollock and Allison Pollock, both of Richmond, Virginia; one sister, Marian Pinkerton, of Ironton; three brothers, CJ Lutz, Jim Lutz and Bob Lutz, all of Ironton; and numerous nephews and nieces. Mrs. Pollock was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a son, John Gardner Pollock II; and her brother, Major Earl “Gene” Jones.

Ann’s family would like to thank the loving caregivers at Beth Shalom Home of Virginia.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woody Funeral Home at 1771 N. Parham Road with the Rev. Janice Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Memorial Park at 6217 Memorial Drive in Sandston. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Pollock’s name to Bon Secour Health Foundation Volunteer Fund, 7229 Forest Avenue, Suite 200, Richmond, VA. 23226.



Robin Black

Robin Kay Black, 42, of Ironton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1973, in Ironton. She was the daughter of John and Astrid Mendorf Langley of Ironton.

She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Coal Grove High School and had worked at Pick and Save. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Arin Wyant, of Ironton, and EmmaLeigh Black, of Ironton; one son, Allen Black, of Coal Grove; grandchildren, Bella Black and Lauren Black and Ian Wyant and Kinley Wyant; two sisters, Chonda Patton and Martha McDonald; and two brothers, James Eric Adams and James Langley, all of Ironton.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home with James Beals and Randy Tate officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of the funeral. Burial will be in Ice Creek Cemetery. Donations can be made in Robin’s name to Ashland/Ironton Hospice 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.



Lula Burchett

Lula Jane Burchett, 96, of Ironton, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Heartland of Riverview. Funeral services will be noon Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Burial will follow in Ice Creek Cemetery, Deering. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.


Lloyd Adkins

Lloyd Oscar Adkins, 89, of Lesage, West Virginia, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Norma Lemley Adkins. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery, Chesapeake. Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.



Betty Bragg

Betty Pinkerman Bragg, 76, of Proctorville, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, with Dr. Kermit Taylor officiating. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.



Betty Blevins

Betty Leona Blevins, 89, of Huntington, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by Dr. Kevin Bloomfield, pastor Fred Mellert and pastor Rob Jones. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. 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.