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Walter Howard

May 21, 1942 — May 6, 2016

Walter Lee Howard, 73, of Pedro, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Lawrence County native was born May 21, 1942, a son to the late Issac and Carolyn (Collins) Howard. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary (Massie) Howard.

Mr. Howard attended Decatur schools and was of the Baptist faith. Walter served in the United States Army. He worked as a truck driver for Oak Hill Foundry and Machine Inc., where he retired in 2004 after over 30 years of service.

In addition to his wife, Walter is survived by five daughters, Brenda (Mike) Adkins, of Pedro, Rhonda Pierce, of Pedro, Tammy (Bob) Skaggs, of Pedro, Debbie (Dan) Bowe, of Kenova, West Virginia, and Kimberly (Butch) Howard, of Pedro; five sons, Eugene (Kelley) Howard, Josh (Angel) Howard, of Pedro, J.D. (Kayla) Howard, of Pedro, Walter Howard Jr., of Ironton, and Todd Howard, of Ironton; four sisters, Hazel Klott, of Columbus, Helen Price, of Oak Hill, Laura Lovett, of Jackson, and Artie Howard, of Oak Hill; four brothers, Elroy Howard, of Pedro, Jim Howard, of Hartsville, Charlie Howard, of Oak Hill, Mac Howard, of Jackson; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two special nieces, LeeAnn Gillispie and Stephanie Stephens; one special nephew, Jason Bryant; a special sister-in-law, Kathy Jiles; and several other nieces, nephews family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Walter is preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Howard and Barb McPeek; granddaughter, Ashley Adkins; a son-in-law, Sammy Leffingwell; and one great-grandson, Zane Adkins.

Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Slab Fork Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the Howard family online by visiting www.phillipsfuneralhome.net


Joyce Bame

Joyce Elaine Woods Bame, 77, of Proctorville, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at home. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, with pastor Mark Leist officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Roger Daniels

Roger D. Daniels, 60, of Greenup, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.


Patty Kirkpatrick

May 5, 1940 — May 7, 2016

Patty Lee (Tribble) Kirkpatrick, 76, of Kitts Hill, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2016, following a brief and sudden illness, unexpectedly to us, but in full knowledge of her sovereign God. As she ceased her earthly ministry, she was surrounded by her family and friends. To some she was known as Patty Kirkpatrick. To most, she was just Nanny Pat. The word servant doesn’t seem to encompass her true character and mission. Her capacity to love, accept and forgive was truly refreshing. She routinely put her own needs aside so that she might help someone else in need. A Godly women and a force of nature that none of us thought would ever die, Patty didn’t have “friends,” instead, everyone she met became family. Those who met her are a little richer for the experience and a little poorer for her passing. She truly leaves a legacy of service behind. This world will be a little more difficult without her.

Patty was a Charleston, West Virginia, native, born May 5, 1940, a daughter to the late Wallace and Nancy (Watson) Tribble. Nanny was a 1958 graduate of Charleston High School and of the Baptist faith. Patty was a member of Mamre Baptist Church in Kitts Hill.

Patty is survived by three sons, Mike (Denise) Davenport, of Milton, West Virginia; Jeff (Beth) Davenport, of Covington, Kentucky, and Cliff Davenport, of Birmingham, Alabama; two brothers, Jack Tribble and Garry (Vangie) Tribble; three sisters, Betty Dodd, Jennie Tillis and Vickie Myers; seven grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny A. Davenport, who passed away in 1997; second husband, Max Kirkpatrick, who passed away in 2012; and eight brothers and sisters.

There will be a celebration of life service at Mamre Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Wednesday with pastor Ryan McKee officiating. Another service will follow on Thursday at noon in Pratt, West Virginia, at the Old Kanawha Baptist Church. Patty will be laid to rest at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow, West Virginia.

Donations may be made in Patty’s memory to Mended Reeds Mental Health, 215 S. Fourth St., Ironton, OH 45638.

Condolences may be made to the Kirkpatrick family online by visiting www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Irene Hall

Irene Frances Hall, 83, of Proctorville, died Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She is survived by her husband, Sam Hall, Jr. Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.