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Brandin Brownfield

Aug. 31, 1976—Jan. 25, 2016

Brandin Patrick Brownfield, 39, of Ironton, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He was born Aug. 31, 1976, in Ironton, a son of Jackie Ray Creger and Teresa Rowsey Stewart. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Pat and Ronnie Roberts; and his paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Porter. Survivors include three stepchildren; four sisters, Paula Workman, Melissa Brownfield, Mary Elizabeth Creger-Buttrick and Britany Stewart; three brothers, Ian Lewis and Steven and William Stewart; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.


Earl Shears

June 13, 1943—Jan. 23, 2016

Earl Jay “Butch” Shears, 72, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born June 13, 1943, the son of the late Earl and Irene Gore Shears. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Jones Shears.

Butch was a 1962 graduate of Rock Hill High School and a retired self-employed contractor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Kim Shears, Cathy (Tommy) Woods, Carla (Eddie) Rogers and Kelli Jaye Gannon, all of Ironton; two sisters, Lily (Bill) Dickens, of Ironton and Brenda (Roger) Adkins, of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren,Natilee (Steve) Adams, Kris Hager, Sebestian Woods, Mackenzie (Cody) Massie, Andrew Gannon, Allison Gannon and Sydney Rogers, all of Ironton; three great-grandchildren, Isabelle Adams, Isaiah Adams, and Caige Ryan Massie; two ex-sons-in-law, Michael Gannon and Kenny Chamblin; a cousin, Jimmy (Kathy) Gore; and his beloved dog, Doc.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Gerald Ruggles officiating. Burial will follow in Mamre Cemetery and visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Tommy Woods, Eddie Rogers, Steve Adams, Roy Massie, Sebestian “Boo” Woods, Kris Hager, Andrew Gannon and J.D. Gore. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Eloise Shafer

Eloise Evans Shafer, 89, of South Point, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com.


William Massie

William “Bill” Joseph Massie of Logan, passed away suddenly Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Hocking Valley Community Hospital. The son of Wilbur Massie and Eloise Noel Massie. He was the owner of Ohio Avenue Car Wash. Bill and his brother Raymond owned and operated Massie Brothers Construction company for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son William Joseph Massie Jr., wife Deborah Massie and brother Raymond Massie.

Bill was survived by nieces, Neva Cramblit and Rae Massie (Nikkie Romine), of Laurelville; stepdaughter, Tina Porter; grandchildren, David, Miranda and Shaunah, of  Columbus; aunts, Shirley Adkins and Neva Self; many cousins; as well as longtime girlfriend, Deb Bowers and special friends, Jon Lewis, Rick Vess and Merl and Deb Davis.

He was a longtime member of the Logan Moose and Eagles clubs.

Services will be at Phillips Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Saturday with Ken Jiles officiating. Burial will be in Slabfork Cemetery.