Published 12:01 am Sunday, May 1, 2016

Gary Waller

Aug. 27, 1944 — April 28, 2016

Gary Lee Waller, 71, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, in King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky. Mr. Waller was born Aug. 27, 1944, in Ironton, a son to the late William and Betty (Adams) Waller. He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Hall Waller, whom he married Feb. 18, 1993.

Mr. Waller was a 1962 graduate of Ironton High School, where he was first chair drummer for Ironton High School Million Dollar Marching Band. He retired in 2009 after 45 years as an operator from Armco Steel. He was a member of New Life Fellowship Baptist Church in Russell, Kentucky.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, William Michael Waller.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Doug (Tonya) Waller, of Ironton, Becky (Jon) Hitchcock, of Ironton, and Crissy Collins, of Coal Grove; five grandchildren, Connor Waller, of Ironton, Alexis (Matt) Mullins and Jacob Collins, both of Coal Grove, and Dominic Curiale III and Angel Curiale, of Cleveland; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of friends.

Graveside services will be noon Monday in Woodland Cemetery with pastor Jason Plummer officiating. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton. To offer the family online condolences, please visit,


Janet Mullens

May 27, 1942 — April 28, 2016

Janet Elizabeth Mullens, 73, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born May 27, 1942, the daughter of the late Dave and Carrie Woods Horn. She is survived by her husband, Gerald “Pete” Mullens, whom she married May 30, 1963.

Janet was a 1960 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School. She was retired from Hill’s Department Store, loved playing cards, going to Bingo and spending time with her grandbabies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud Horn and Bill Horn.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Candi Boyle and Bobbi (Dwayne) Runyon, all of Ironton; a son, David (Paula) Mullens, of South Point; a sister, Lois (Bill) Martin, of Coal Grove; a brother, Tom Horn, of Ironton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with Scott Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Haverhill Cemetery and visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Boyle, Eric Boyle, Travis Mullens, Marty Holston, Dwayne Runyon, and David Waddell. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Richard Wheeler

Richard Allen Wheeler, 59, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Julie Ann Wheeler. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Family Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Leave your condolences for the family at


Dorothy Boggess

Dorothy Boggess, 82, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Family Funeral Home, Flatwoods, Kentucky. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Burial in Ashland Cemetery. Share your condolences with the family at


Michael Nash

Michael F. Nash, 65, of Ironton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at his residence. The Lawrence County native was born June 9, 1950, a son of the late Henry “Frank” and Lucy “Lucille” Robinson Nash. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. If you are a relative or know how to contact a relative, please call Phillips Funeral Home at 740-532-2144.