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Charles Crisp

May 30, 1926 — April 24, 2016

Charles “Charlie” R. Crisp, 89, of Coal Grove, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his residence. The Boyd County, Kentucky, native was born May 30, 1926, the son of the late William and Maggie Moore Crisp. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lewis Clutters Crisp, whom he married on Aug. 22, 1998.

Charles was a graduate of Boyd County High School and United States Army veteran, where he served in World War II from 1944-1947 and the Korean War from 1949-1954. He was a former employee of Ashland Asphalt Company for 20 years and Dirtbusters Janitorial Services for 16 years. He was a musician and loved to play music at various locations in the Tri-State. He also loved hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a member of American Legion 73 and Moose Lodge 701 and a lifetime member of VFW Post 8850 and Ironton Eagles 895. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Della Crisp, Goldie Crisp, Stella Chapman, Ella Jay Stapleton and Lucy Crisp; and two brothers, Homer Crisp and Millard Crisp.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Lydia Keelin, of Michigan; a brother-in-law, Jack (Carol) Lewis, of Ironton; a sister-in-law, Clara Mae (Stan) Stark, of Ironton; special cousins, Arvilla and Ron Davis, of Kentucky; and a large number of nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Tri-State area.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Joe Hutchinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East with military rites provided by VFW Post 8850. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Charles Delong

June 21, 1947 — April 24, 2016

Charles Edward Delong, 68, of Pedro, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born June 21, 1947, the son of the late Thomas L. and Mildred “Reda” Lewis Delong. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Cook Delong, whom he married on June 20, 1970.

Charles was a 1966 graduate of Rock Hill High School and a 1981 graduate of Rio Grande University. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran serving in Vietnam and received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also served in the Army National Guard 16th Engineer Brigade for many years. He was former swing grinder for the Dayton Malleable Iron Company, where he worked for 17 years, retiring in 1966. He was a member of the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, was an avid hunter, coon hunter and loved playing with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Schuller, Myrtle Blevins and Midge Stevens; and two brothers, Curtis Delong and George Evert Delong.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, George (Jill Cline-Barber) Delong and Donald (Jodi) Delong, all of Pedro; two daughters, Angie Delong and Rita (Carl) Large, all of Pedro; two sisters, Louise (Arnold) Stacey and Rita Jane Fackler; two brothers, Tommy Delong and Ronnie Delong; sister-in-law, Ruby Delong; grandchildren, Chelsea (Caleb) Lewis, of Marysville, Charity Delong and Chase Delong, both of Pedro; a great-grandson, Jeremiah Rhea, of Wheelersburg; foster daughter, Johnda Fraley; foster grandchildren, Robert, Auston, Shellie and Trent Fraley; and longtime friends, Connie Davidson and Don Turvey.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church, 9335 Lick Run Lyra Road, Wheelersburg, with pastor Rick Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Friends and family may call today from 6-9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home and Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at the church. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Charles Webb

Charles Joseph Webb, 63, of Ironton, died April 10, 2016, at the King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodland Cemetery. Brown Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Debbie Mills

Debbie Kay Mills, 60, of Proctorville, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. There will be private family services. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Gaileon Kerns

Feb. 28, 1941 — April 18, 2016

Gaileon Emerson (Coke) Kerns, 75, of Cannonsburg, Kentucky, died Monday, April 18, 2016, at Close to Home Assisted Living Center in Ironton.

He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Pedro, son of Berchard “Bill” and Dorthy “Ceil” Jenkins. He was married Dec. 24, 1978, to JoAnn “Nunnery” Kerns.

Coke served in the National Guard and retired from AK Steel. He loved riding and breaking horses and visiting and eating out with his fishing buddies. He was a member of Chadwicks Creek Baptist Missionary Church and a member of the Cattlemans Association.

Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Kerns; one son, James S. (Kathy) Kerns, of Pedro; daughter-in-law, Lynne Justice; three grandchildren, Hollie (Seth) Clanton, Aaron Justice, Haley Leamaster; two great-grandchildren, Keith Riley Justice, Amery Reece Justice; his loving sister Beatrice “Bea” Jiles; and his wonderful uncle, Morris “June” Jenkins; and many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him very much.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lorraine “Kay” Kidd and Pamela Gail Wilson; and brother, Berchard Jesse Kerns.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Chadwicks Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bobby Ekers officiating.