Obituaries – 5/22/16

Published 6:16 pm Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lloyd Taylor

Sept. 9, 1933 — May 12, 2016

Lloyd Taylor, dearly loved and cherished father and husband, died on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Mansfield, Texas. He was born, on Sept. 9, 1933, in Pike County, Kentucky, the youngest of 10 children, to Rush Bege and Carrie Taylor. Having moved to Ironton, as a boy, he graduated from Ironton High School and attended Berea College before joining the U.S. Air Force Cadet Navigator program in Harlingen, Texas.

He married Anna Rose Kirk in 1956. After traveling widely in the military, they settled in Fort Worth, Texas in 1975 where he retired from the Air Force. He was a valued member of Edge Park Methodist Church and was devoted to his wife, Anna, who died in October of last year.

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Lloyd is survived by his daughters, Alma and husband Lee, Renée and husband Rob, and grandsons Joey and Evan Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and nine brothers and sisters. Services were Thursday, May 19 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.



Carolyn McFann

Dec. 19, 1941 — May 17, 2016

Carolyn Fay McFann, 74, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky. Mrs. McFann was born Dec. 19, 1941, in Ironton, a daughter to the late Raymond and Bessie (Mann) Pennington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred “Buddy” McFann, who passed away April 28, 2000.

Mrs. McFann was a graduate of Coal Grove High School. She was a retired medical assistant for Dr. Richard Saxby and Lawrence County General Hospital. She enjoyed shopping and doll collecting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by eight siblings, Helen Louise Webb, Berkley Howard Pennington, Thelma Louise Pennington, Irene Elizabeth Pennington Webb, Raymond Pennington, Jr., Donald Ray Pennington, Jimmie William Pennington and Anna Laura Hayes.

She is survived by special sister-in-law, Janet DePriest, of Pedro, and will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Rob Hale officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Friends and family could call Saturday from noon until time of the service at the funeral home. To offer the family online condolences, please visit



Walter Kleinman

Sept. 7, 1930—May 20, 2016

Walter Edward (Bud) Kleinman, 85 of Ironton went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, where he was surrounded by family.

The Ironton native was born Sept. 7, 1930, the son of the late Fredrick William and Mary Ellen Laber Kleinman. He is survived by his wife Wanda Jean Lutz Kleinman, whom he married July, 27 1951.

Walter attended St. Joseph schools and was of the Catholic faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the 101st Airborne Division, where he proudly served during the Korean War. During this time he was a primary operator of the Army DUKW amphibious truck.

Following, he was a dedicated employee to the Allied Chemical Nitrogen Division, in South Point, Ohio where he retired in 1980. He also enjoyed driving, working with his hands, and servicing various rental properties.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Frank Joseph, Norman Frederick, and sister Catherine Louise Dixon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son William Fredrick (Sharon), two grandsons, Buddy (Marci) and Travis (Mandy), as well as five great-grandchildren Kyle, Connor, Callie, Trevor and Tanner Kleinman.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church in Ironton.



Jimmy Clutters Jr.

Jimmy Lee Clutters Jr., 34, of Kitts Hill, died on May 20, 2015. Services were at Church of the Harvest and Lake Vesuvius.



Olivia Middleton

Olivia L. Middleton, 60, of Pedro, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Select South Hospital in Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Herman Wayne Middleton.

There will be a memorial service at a later date at the convenience of the family and Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit