Published 10:10 am Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mada Foughty

March 11, 1935—June 11, 2016

Mada Foughty, 81, of South Point, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 ,in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Mrs. Foughty was born March 11, 1935, in Greenup, Kentucky, a daughter to the late Cecil and Ollie (Bowling) Salyers. She is also preceded in death by her husband Robert Foughty, who passed away April 29, 1970.

Mrs. Foughty attended Greenup High School.  She was a retired medical assistant for Master-May Medical Clinic in Columbus, where she worked for over 20 years.  She was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Christian Assembly Non-Denominational Church of Columbus.  She enjoyed Facebook, social media, reading and crossword puzzles.

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In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Cyrus and Michael Foughty; and four brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by daughter,Beverly (Robert) Miller, of South Point; three sons, Vinton Foughty, of Delaware, Frank Foughty, of Delaware and Thomas Foughty, of Columbus; stepdaughter, Judy Johnson, of Cincinnati; stepson,  Bob Foughty, Jr., of Michigan; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with James Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and friends and family may call 11 a.m. until time of the service Thursday.  To offer the family online condolences, please visit


Rollie Stapleton

March 13, 1935—June 13, 2016

Rollie (Watt) Stapleton, 81, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Lawrence County entered into eternal rest on June 13, 2016, at his home after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Watt was born on March 13, 1935, in Carter County, Kentucky, to Ulmont and Cleffie (Rucker) Stapleton. He was a graduate of Rock Hill High School “Class of 1954”, served in the U.S. Army and retired from U.S. Airways after 32 years of service.

Left to cherish fond and loving memories are his wife of 54 years, Helen Barklow Stapleton; one son, Dwayne Stapleton, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; one granddaughter, Sarah Stapleton, of Tampa, Florida; one sister, Betty C. Stapleton, of Franklin Furnace.

He was predeceased by both parents, three sisters, Phyllis Stapleton, Doris Allen and Avanelle Beebe, two brothers, William and Seldon Stapleton. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the family cemetery in Kentucky.


Sylvia Mays

Sept. 15, 1938 — June 14, 2016

Sylvia Jean Mays, 77, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born Sept. 15, 1938, a daughter of the late Alvie and Lottie Harmon Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Jack Mays, who passed away June 17, 1997.

Mrs. Mays attended Forestdale Schools, was a homemaker and a member of the Zoar Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Hanshaw; and five brothers, Merrill Collins, Donald Hanshaw, Lester Hanshaw, Edward Hanshaw and Charles Hanshaw.

She is survived by two sons, William Randy (Cindy) Mays, of Kitts Hill, and Rodney Henry Mays, of South Point; a daughter, Cindy (Wayne) Mays McDowell, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; a sister, Shirley (Tim) Collins White, of Huntington, West Virginia; two brothers, Carl (Barb) Collins and Orville Collins, all of Ironton; six grandchildren, Jennifer Murphy, Brandi Robbins, Justin Mays, Christopher Jordan Mays, Paige McDowell and Cody McDowell; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Murphy, Chase Murphy and Brantley Robbins; and a very special friend, Raymond Nance, of Ironton.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Jim Beals officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Anna Cook

Anna Jean Cook, 78, of Huntington, died Monday, June 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Arrangements are pending at  Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Janice Stanley

Janice Rose Stanley, 81, of Gallipolis, died Monday, June 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.  Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.  Burial will follow in Crown City Cemetery, Crown City.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at