Published 12:33 am Sunday, February 28, 2016

Joe Graff

July 29, 1926 — Feb. 26, 2016

Joe Layton Graff, 89, of Haverhill, passed away at his home after a brief illness on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. He was born on July 29, 1926, in the Marting Hospital, Ironton, the son of the late Harry and Carrie Molen Graff. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Graff Hughes; and a brother, Harry Graff.

Joe was a WWII United States Army Air Corp veteran, serving from 1944 until 1947, retired from the Ashland Oil Refinery after 41 years of service and was a lifetime member of the Haverhill United Methodist Church. Joe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wanda Stewart Graff; nine children, Joanne (Don) Black, Wanda (Gene) Bond, Harry (Donna) Graff, Doris (Steve) Neal, Glenn (Kelly) Graff, Karen Haskins, Marcie (Larry) Pitts, Darrell (Lou) Graff and Robert (Lu) Graff; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arval Graff.

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Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Haverhill United Methodist Church, with pastor Michael Musser officiating. Interment will follow in Haverhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. at the Haverhill United Methodist Church and one hour prior to the services on Monday.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Haverhill United Methodist Church, at 43 Haverhill Ohio Furnace Road, Ironton, OH 45638 in Joe’s name. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Kim Colvin

Nov. 13, 1952 — Feb. 23, 2016

Kim Colvin, 63, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, formerly of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Beaumont Dearborn Campus, Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Colvin was born Nov. 13, 1952, in Ironton, a son to the late Casey, Sr. and Thelma (Finley) Colvin.

Mr. Colvin was a graduate of Ironton High School and attended the Ohio State University. He was a regional sales manager for SSAB Steel. Mr. Colvin enjoyed traveling, golfing and was an avid music collector. He is survived by two brothers, Casey (Michelle) Colvin, Jr. and Kyle Colvin, both of Ironton; his nephews, Kipp, Shane and Braden Colvin; great-nephew, Braylon Giles; two special aunts, Elaine Finley Payne and Betty Finley Fletcher; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday, at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Damion Sneed and the Rev. Douglas Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. To offer the family online condolences, please visit


Paul Short, Sr.

Paul Edward Short, Sr., 66, of Crown City, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Short. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at