Published 10:09 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ralph Davis

June 16, 1957 — May 2, 2016

Ralph David Davis, 58, of Urbana, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, in his home.

Dave was born June 16, 1957, in Grayson, Kentucky, the son of Ralph Benjamin Davis and Jean (Barker) Shope. Dave had many interests throughout his life but mostly he enjoyed truck driving, riding his motorcycle, fishing, horseshoes, playing cards and mechanic work. He also took great enjoyment in his man cave. Dave loved his family and friends and treasured all the times he spent with them. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Dave is survived by his fiancée of sixteen years, Phyllis Carol Crevison; his children, Angela (David) Martin and Lena Jo Owens, both of Ironton, and David Wayne Meeks; stepson, Jason (Virginia) Kuhn; six grandchildren, Morgan Henderson, Tanner Williams, Brianna Williams and step-grandchildren, Libby Kuhn, Antonia Kuhn and Jason Kuhn Jr; three great-grandchildren, Kamdyn Henderson, Sophia Henderson and Myah Williams; stepbrother, Jimmy Shope; sisters, Arvella (Ray) Heaberlin, of Urbana, Alice (James) Newcomb, Kim (David ) Rowe and Dee Bridges, all of Ironton, and Deb (Jess) Pennington, of Waterloo; stepsister, Rose Marie Mullins; and step-father, Ed Shope; Dave’s fiancé’s (Phyllis) parents, Walter and Flora Davis, of Mechanicsburg as well as Phyllis’s brother, James Davis, of Marysville. In addition to several nieces and nephews; special friends, Chuck Fugitt, Christian Fugitt, Jeremiah Fugitt, Ethan Smith, Tiana Smith, Dusty Parker, Tyler Orr, Cory Parker, Tammy Parker, Michell McGowan, Carl Salyer, Mike Salyer, Dan and Melissa Evilsizor, Pat Riley, Matt Phillips, Kaylee Jones, David and Valerie Jones, Cynthia and Marv Parshall and Jerry Bowman.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, by his stepson, Christopher Crevison and by his childhood best friend, Ronnie Webb.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana, with pastors, the Rev. Dan Evilsizor and the Rev. Daniel Burroughs officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana. Condolences may be expressed at


Chelsea Perry

Nov. 12, 1993 — May 2, 2016

Chelsea Marie Perry, 22, was born Nov. 12, 1993, the daughter of Rhonda Perry and the late Darrel Perry. Chelsea changed homes on Monday evening, May 2, 2016, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Chelsea will no longer have to take medicine, go to a dialysis clinic, or miss her daddy so very much. She is leaving behind a host of family and friends who love her very much and will truly miss her.

She is survived by her mother, Rhonda Perry, of Michigan; one brother, Derek Fraley, of Tennessee; her paternal grandparents, Billie Lee Perry and the late Earl Perry, of Ironton; maternal grandparents, Harry and Betty Burton, of Virginia Beach, and Larry and Donna Smith, of Florida; a special aunt, Debbie Perry, who has been both a mommy and daddy to her these last few years; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins who love her very much.

Chelsea considered all the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Clinic, both Ironton and Ashland, her friends and they were all just super to her. Chelsea was a 2013 graduate of Rock Hill High School and spoke so often of two teachers she admired so much, Mrs. Firestine, who she said inspired her to love reading, and Mr. Simpson, who she said taught her to write better than her daddy and her granny.

Chelsea also enjoyed being included in so many activities at The City Mission Church. She would receive gifts and bunches of cards on Christmas and Valentines Day. She was kept on the prayer list there for many years. She also enjoyed the group from EUB Church on Cannons Creek coming to sing Christmas carols. She enjoyed going to Briggs Library and checking out books and tapes, the staff was always so kind to her. She loved to read, sing, watch cartoons on T.V. and winning trophies for the best jack-o-lantern.

We are all going to miss Chelsea so very much, but we can shut our eyes and see that little crooked grin and know that she is happy with her daddy now, and is no longer in pain and we will all be together again someday. She just went on home, to wait for us there.

Chelsea’s going home service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Etna Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from noon until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Tim Stapleton, Aaron Hanshaw, Shane Hanshaw, Edgar Anna, Sam Frazer and Dale Mullins. To offer condolences to the family or view the memorial picture video, please visit


Anita Collins

Anita Jo Collins, 54, of Kitts Hill, wife of Rodney Collins, died Monday, May 2, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.


Heather Thompson

Heather Irene Thompson, 36, of Ironton, died Saturday, April 30, 2016. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Burial will be in Haverhill Cemetery. Visitation is two hours prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.


Esther Cotton

Esther Fay Cotton, 85, of Huntington, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Hospice House of Huntington. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville.