Obituaries – 1/18/16
Feb. 27, 1918 — Jan. 14, 2016
William Keith Fisher, 97, of Columbus, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. He was born Feb. 27, 1918, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Chester and Amelia Lucille Fisher. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Isabelle Laura Wills Fisher; daughter, Nancy Potenza; son, James Fisher; and his sister, Betty Fisher Drayer. Keith was a graduate of Eaton High School, Indiana and Ball State Teachers College. He was WWII veteran; served as Ironton High School band director and music supervisor for the Ironton City Schools, Ironton; and was later employed by Ashland Oil Inc.
He is survived by his children, Kirsten Jolly (Neal), William Fisher, Jr. (Edith), Susan Coppel (Lewis (Will), John Fisher, and Dianne Mincey (Don). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Newcomer Funeral Home, NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon with Doug Nault officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Columbus. Message of condolences may be shared at www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
July 8, 1924—Jan. 16, 2016
Robert L. Hale, 91, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at his residence. The Pilgrim, Kentucky, native was born July 8, 1924, a son of the late Everett Hale and Bertha Estepp Hale. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Thelma Moore Hale, whom he married Sept. 18, 1976.
Robert attended Warfield High School and loved to go fishing. He was a former Senior Vice Commander of the DAV, a member of both the VFW and the Order of the Purple Heart USA. Robert was also a former volunteer firefighter for Hamilton Township. He was a recipient of two Purple Heart medals while serving in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operation under Gen. George Patton, 4th Infantry Div., Battle of the Bulge, and Battle of Hurtgen Forest. Robert received the Legion of Honor, which is the highest honor that France can bestow upon those who have achieved remarkable deeds for France. Other honors include the E.A.M.E. Theater Ribbon with four bronze battle stars, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Causby Hall Hale; son, Arlie Brown; daughter, Roberta Hale Fout and six brothers and sisters.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Claude (Betty) Brown, Ray (Sue) Brown, both of Grove City; daughters, Lois (Walter) Woodcox, Brenda (Rick) Curry of Grove City and Louella (David) Coleman of Plant City, Florida; son-in-law: Kenny Fout of Coal Grove; daughter-in-law, Irene Brown of Grove City; 17 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Grove City, 3301 Orders Road, Grove City with pastor Jerry Neal officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow after the service on Wednesday in Concord Cemetery. In honor of Robert, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave, Ashland, KY 41101 or D.A.V. Chapter 134, 1585 State Rt 139, Portsmouth, OH, 45662. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Stella Dalton, 78, of Ironton, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Community Hospice in Ashland. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.
Sheiland L. Burcham, 68, of Proctorville, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.