Oct. 23, 1923 — Feb. 23, 2016
Sylvesta May Hollback, 92, of South Point, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at River’s Bend Health Center in South Point. The Lawrence County native was born Oct. 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Raymond Clinton Gannon and Lorena Clark Gannon. She was preceded in death on April 25, 2007, by her husband of 65 years, Samuel Ernest Hollback Sr.
Mrs. Hollback attended Hanging Rock Grade School and was a graduate of South Point High School. She was a homemaker and helped work in her family’s businesses, South Point Floral and Rose Haven Floral in Chesapeake. She was the oldest living member and very active in the South Point United Methodist Church, where she was the Sunday school secretary for 30 years and was active with the youth groups and Women’s Society Club. Sylvesta had a love for music and traveled our community singing in a quartet. She was a former volunteer with the ladies auxiliary at Lawrence County General Hospital and the Lawrence County Senior Center where she taught ceramic classes. She was a former Girl Scout leader, president of the PTO and the South Point Band Boosters.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Ernest Hollback Jr.; two brothers, Ralph Gannon and Raymond Thomas Gannon; and a sister, Marsha Jean Romano.
Sylvesta is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Jane and Asa D. Sites Jr. of South Point; four grandchildren: Misty (Todd) Pitsenbarger, Chris (Lisa ) Sites, Shawn Daniel (Jamie) Hollback and Dusty Dawn Bond; eight great grandchildren;four great great grandchildren; her sister and niece, Doris Lee Arthur and Connie of South Point that were so faithful in helping with Sylvesta’s care every day; and her sisters, Donna Frances Childers of Ironton, Anna Louise Billups of Pittsboro, North Carolina, and Mary Alice (Fred) Hart of Tampa, Florida.
Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery with pastor Robert Chaffins officiating. There will be no public visitation and Phillips Funeral Home is assisting her family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Thomas Clayton Malone, 59, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Angela Kay Lewis Malone. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Family Life Worship Center, Ironton, with pastor Todd Munson officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Helen Marie Davis, of Lesage, West Virginia, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at home. There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.
Danny Earl Brown, 53, of Ashland, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service may be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com. Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Kentucky, is in charge of arrangements.
Lester Lee Brumfield, 83, of Athalia, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Brumfield. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
April Lee Meyer, 35, of Huntington, died Thursday Feb. 18, 2016. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.
Charles Hays of Ironton, died at his home. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home.