Obituaries – 3/6/16

Published 3:50 pm Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dennis Corn

Jan. 5, 1946 — Dec. 2, 2015

Dennis Lee Corn, 69, of Denver, Colorado, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center after a lengthy illness. A private celebration of his life was held by dear friends in Denver. Lee worked for many years at Denver-based Breeze SkiRentals, retiring in 2006 as Chief Operations Officer.

Lee was born Jan, 5, 1946, in Ironton, son of the late Kenneth Lee Corn and Jennie Catherine Berry Corn. He is survived by a brother, Gary Lee Corn (Susan), of Milford. Lee graduated from Ironton High School in 1964 and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, in 1968.

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Lee was drum major for the Ironton High School

Marching Band and played the sousaphone. As a student he worked as a counselor at Camp Pittenger in McCutchenville, for the Ohio Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Lee had a quick wit and loved to laugh and make others laugh. He enjoyed skiing, biking, cooking, traveling, movies and reading books. He appeared in theater productions in high school and college. He also volunteered at the Denver Public Library.

In lieu of flowers donations should be sent to Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center, 8299 Lowry Boulevard, Denver, CO 80230.



Hugh Lusk

Nov. 8, 1942 — March 4, 2016

Hugh Lawrence Lusk, 73, of Ironton, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland. The Lawrence County native was born Nov. 8, 1942, the son of the late John Orth and Fannie Marie Surritt Mayenschein.  He is survived by his wife, Violet Dell Evans Lusk, whom he married Oct. 12, 1960.

Mr. Lusk was a 1962 graduate of Ironton High School and a United States Air Force Veteran having served during the Vietnam War.  He was a former employee of Armco Steel Corporation, where he worked for 25 years and retired in 1991.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Lusk Dodson.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Annette Lusk Featherstone, of Hickory, North Carolina; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Anthony and Marissa Lusk, of Raceland, Kentucky; four grandchildren: Kelly Taylor, Neal Taylor Jr., Michael A. Lusk II, and MaKayla Annise Lusk; and one great-grandchild, Hayven McKenna Taylor.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with pastor Clell Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. . To offer condolences to the family, please visit



James LaChance

Sept. 16, 1984 — March 1, 2016

James Arthur LaChance, 31, passed away March 1, 2016, in Ironton.  He was born Sept. 16, 1984, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, grew up around the world including Germany and Korea, attended Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, served in the United States Navy, and lived and worked in Mount Sterling and Ironton. James was a dear son and father possessing a loving heart.  He is survived by three children, daughters Jade and Kiera, son Sylus, his mother InSuk Rathgeber of Seoul, South Korea, and his father Bruce A. LaChance of Woodbridge, Virginia.  James will be missed.



Tony Adkins

Tony Ray Adkins, 49, of Willow Wood, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at home.

He is survived by his wife Bobbi Jean Cook Adkins.

There will be no services.

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Janet Thompson

Janet Sue Thompson, 61, of Waverly, died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Grant Hospital, Columbus. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville by pastor Mike Nichols.

Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Willow Wood.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

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