Published 9:40 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sheiland Burcham

May 12, 1947—Jan. 16, 2016

Sheiland L. Burcham, 68, of Proctorville, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law Jerry and Ellena Powers. He was born May 12, 1947, at Scottown, to the late Sylvia G. Burcham. He was born and raised in the home of his grandparents, the late Curtis and Frances Burcham.

Along with his mother and grandparents he was preceded in death by his wife Paula Medley Burcham; a niece, Mary Bowles; a nephew Timothy Fowler; a special uncle, Freddie Burcham; and many other uncles and aunts. He is survived by his daughter Vickie Burcham and her friend Shelley Murphy of Ashland; four sisters Glada Burcham of Hurricane, West Virginia, Rosa Clark of Willow Wood, Phyllis (Buddy) Fowler of Crown City and Ellena (Jerry) Powers of Proctorville; and a sister not raised in the grandparents home, Patty Pardue of Huntington; nephews Chris Harmon, Jeff Fowler, David Bowles, Darin Powers and Jay Powers; nieces Debbie Harmon and Rebecca Bowles Handy; one aunt Carol Finley of Lebanon; two very special friends that he loved to play cards with, Mary Christian and Jewlie Vance.

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He moved to Florida in the early 1980’s. He worked at construction jobs for several different companies there until he developed lung cancer in 2013 then moved back to Ohio to get medical care and be with his family. He was an avid sports fan and loved to watch the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes and the Symmes Valley Vikings. Before moving to Florida he loved playing adult softball with his friends.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Gerritt Kimmey and his oncology staff, those at St. Mary’s Medical Center who cared for him, the staff at the St. Mary’s Infusion Center and Hospice of Huntington. Your kindness to him will never be forgotten.

Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville with Pastor Jeff Black officiating. Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Willow Wood. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his nephews Darin and Jay Powers, Chris Harmon, Jeff Fowler and his two lifelong friends Timmy and Tommy Hayes, whom he always considered as his brothers.

Flowers will be accepted but memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Bryn Miller

Feb. 7, 1980—Jan. 13, 2016

Bryn Miller (Kelly), formerly Bryan Dale Miller, 35, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Jan. 13, 2016.

Bryan Dale Miller was born on Feb. 7, 1980, to Roy and Donna Miller of Waterloo, Ohio. During his 20’s, Bryan transitioned to Bryn Adale Miller. She has lived in Brooklyn, New York, for the past 10 years.

As described by her New York friends, Bryn was so many things to so many people: a writer, a musician, an actress, an educator, a stylist and a justice fighter for the rights of trans people, people of color, people living with HIV/AIDS, poor and working class folks, women, and many others. Bryn was a dear friend to many and an inspiration to all. She was brilliant and hilarious, complex and caring. She loved her community and wanted us to love each other well.

Bryn was preceded in death by her father, Roy Dale Miller, of Waterloo. She is survived by her mother, Donna Kay Miller, of Waterloo; her sister and brother-in-law, Gwyn and Thomas Adkins; her niece, Tea Adkins, all of Circleville; and her domestic partner, Gaines Parker, of Brooklyn, New York.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Expression Church of Huntington, 1541 18th St. The church is located behind the Ronald McDonald House at the back of the Cabell Huntington Hospital parking lot. Pastor Kevin West will officiate, and visitation will begin at noon.

A memorial service will be in New York on the weekend of Bryn’s birthday, Feb. 7. Further details can be found at (Facebook: Memorial Service for Bryn Kelly).


Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson, 71, of Proctorville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Robinson. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, with pastor James Kessick officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


William Garrett

William Thomas Garrett, 81, of Huntington, West Virginia died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at 16th Street Baptist Church, Huntington, West Virginia. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, West Virginia. Visitation will be Friday from noon-1 p.m. at the church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Karen Tufts

Feb. 4, 1946 — Jan. 18, 2016

Karen Marie Kennedy Tufts, 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. She was born on Feb. 4, 1946, in Ironton, to Willard (Red) and Marie Hunt Kennedy. She was married 50 years on Jan. 8 to Donald R. (Sonny) Tufts.

Karen, graduated from Ironton High School in 1964, and was a former employee of Parson’s Department Store, Staley’s Pharmacy and Cabletron. She was a member of Central Christian Church for more than 50 years where she loved serving in various ministries, and volunteered at KYOVA, an evangelist outreach of the Christian Churches. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Scott (Tracy) Tufts, Kevin Tufts and fiancée Stevie Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Jo (Jerry) Rowe, of Ironton and Mrs. Sharon (Tim) Harrison, of Virginia; grandchildren, Noelle Tufts, Kierynn Tufts, Kamrynn Montgomery and Kendall Dodgion, who lovingly calls her Mammaw KayKay; nieces, Tammy (Clark) Stephens, Kara Rowe and Christy Phillips; nephews, Jerry(Renee) Rowe, II and Adam Phillips; great-nieces, Alexis Stephens, Alyssia Rowe, Kennedy Sluyter and Brooke Harper; and great-nephews, Brady Rowe and Dylan Sluyter.

A graveside service will be conducted at Woodland Cemetery on Thursday at 2 p.m. Minister Willie Purdee will be officiating. There will be no public visitation and Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Pallbearers are Scott Tufts, Kevin Tufts, Clark Stephens, Aaron Stephens, Jerry Rowe, II and Brady Rowe. Special thanks to Hospice, Home Health, and all who brought food, visited, sent cards, prayed, and helped with her care.

Donations may be made to the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101 or the Central Christian Church, 1541 S. Seventh St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Barry Patterson, Sr.

Sept. 15, 1958 — Jan. 18, 2016

Barry Lee Patterson, Sr., of Ironton, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born Sept. 15, 1958, a son of Lon H. Patterson, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the late Wynema L. Gore Patterson. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Tammy Cunningham Patterson, whom he married Nov. 6, 1987.

Barry was a 1976 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and a foreman for the Mountain Enterprises and West Virginia Paving for 35 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to his illness, Barry loved to be outdoors, enjoying fishing, hunting, and having a good time with family and friends. He adored his 10 grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a member of the Steelworkers and Laborers/Operators Unions, and also was a member of the VFW Post 8850 in Ironton. Barry also leaves behind his dog, “Boots,” who was his special friend and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Naomi Storms Cunningham.

In addition to his father and wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael (Jamie) Cunningham, of Coal Grove, Barry (Esther) Patterson, Jr., of Ashland, Kentucky and Rick Patterson, of South Point; a daughter, Audra Patterson, of Greenup, Kentucky; three brothers, Lon (Keith) Patterson, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, Paul (Kathy) Patterson, of Paintsville, Kentucky and Frank Patterson, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a brother-in-law, Brian (Anita) Cunningham, of Huntington, West Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Paula Martin, of Ironton and Joyce Cunningham, of Weslaco, Texas; his father-in-law, Paul Cunningham, of Ironton; two special friends, John Riedel and Jim Yates, both of Ironton; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Kevin Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens and visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Louise Kilgore

Louise Kilgore, 79, of Flatwoods, Kentucky died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. The family is being served by Bailey Family Funeral Home – Flatwoods where a funeral service will be Thursday noon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Golden Oaks Cemetery in Ashland. Share your condolences with the family at


Stella Dalton

Stella Dalton, 90, of Russell, Kentucky died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Community Hospice in Ashland, Kentucky. Funeral services will be noon on Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with pastor Tommy Melvin officiating. Burial will follow at Zoar Cemetery and visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the Dalton family by visiting


Ronnie Harvey

Ronnie Lee Harvey, 65, of South Point, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at home. Funeral services will be noon Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with pastor Jerry Greenslait officiating. Entombment with military rites will follow at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Family may call at 10 a.m. and will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at