Obituaries – 2/1/16
May 24, 1916—Jan. 30, 2016
Mabel G. Nichols, 99, of Ironton, died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Jo-Lin Health Center. She was born May 24, 1916 the daughter of Roscoe Grayman in Ethel in Logan County WV. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ironton. She retired from Lawrence County General Hospital and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded by one sister, Edith Burruss. Survivors include one daughter Penny (Sam) Heighton; one son, Gary (Mary Ellen) Nichols; five grandchildren, Kelli (Larry) Mullens, Candy (Mitchel) Schutz, Scott (Penny) Heighton, Beth Ann (Dave) Willis, and Bill (Jessie) Nichols; 10 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery Sec. 12, with Matt O’Bryant Officiating. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.
Corey Jacob Stapleton, 25, of South Point, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence. The Ashland native was born Sept. 10, 1990, the son of Shannon Ray Stapleton and Tina Marie (Gold) Frasure.
Corey attended Rock Hill High School and was a former construction worker. He loved singing, listening to music, being outdoors, and working to help other people. He was of the Christian faith.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a girlfriend, Faith Buckley; a brother, Nathaniel Ray Stapleton, of Pinedale, Wyoming; two grandmothers, Janet Stapleton, of Ironton and Janet Ramsey, of Ironton; three uncles, Mark Stapleton, David Stapleton, and JD Stapleton of Ironton; and an aunt: Joelee Deerfield of South Point.
He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Eddie Stapleton and Roy Gold; a great-grandfather, John G. Salyers; and a great-grandmother, Ernestine Salyers.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home. There will be no other services. Corey’s family requests donations be made to Phillips Funeral home to help with expenses. To offer condolences to the family and view Corey’s video tribute, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Peggy A. Starr, 68 of Coal Grove, formerly of Portsmouth, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Sunset Nursing Home in Coal Grove.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Chapel.
Mable G. Nichols
Mable G. Nichols age 99 of Ironton, OH died on Saturday January 30, 2016 at Jo-Lin Health Center. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ironton. She retired from Lawrence County General Hospital and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded by one sister Edith Burguss. Survivors include one daughter Pennie (Sam) Heighton, one son Gary (Mary Ellen) Nichols, grandchildren Kelli (Larry) Mullins, Candy (Mitchel) Schutz, Scott (Pennie) Heighton, Bethann (Dave) Willis, and Bill (Jessie) Nichols. Graveside service will be at 11:00 am at Woodland Cemetery Sec. 12, with Matt O’Bryant Officiating. Visitation wil be at 10:00 A.M. at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.