Published 9:51 am Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Christopher Lang

Feb. 1, 1980 — June 26, 2016

Christopher Robert “Robbie” Lang, 36, of Lawrence County, was a beloved son, brother and partner who has departed from his earthly life way too soon on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. He passed from complications of pneumonia involving multiple organ failure. He is now walking with angels in Heaven.

He was born Feb. 1, 1980, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was the youngest son to Clarence and Pam Lang, of Chesapeake; the brother of Michael Lang, of Chesapeake and Lee Lang, of New York; and a loving partner to Christopher Nelson, of Chesapeake, who all survive him. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Mabel Lang; grandmother, Jeanne Pratt; and grandfather, Steve Pratt.

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Christopher Robert Lang was a simple country boy who was an old soul with deep thoughts. He had a love for people, animals with a passion for goats and the earth. He would do anything for anyone to help them, and although he was quiet, he had the most generous of hearts. He loved organic farming and was a part of FFA and 4H.

There will be private family services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Mona Brammer

Jan. 4, 1914 — June 27, 2016

Mona M. Brammer, 102, of Ironton, died peacefully Monday, June 27, 2016, in Columbus. She was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Lawrence County, to the late Joseph and Flora Moore Wineka.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley G. Brammer; brothers, Roy, Harland and Garland Wineka; and sisters, Ethel Davidson and Della Segraves. Mona was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ironton and retired after 22 years of service as a seamstress at Ashland Craft. Survivors include a son, Emmett Brammer and wife Louise, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; daughter, Geneva Kelly and husband, Jay C., of Columbus; a sister, Emogene Rowe, of East Liverpool; two grandchildren, Pamela Kelly and Ronnie Kelly and wife, Helen; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel Kelly and Stephanie Katona.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Ironton, with pastors Matt O’Bryant and Mark Holderbry officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences may be sent to


Alice Walker

April 12, 1927 — June 26, 2016

Alice Poole Walker, 89, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Jo Linn Health Center in Ironton. The Ashland, Kentucky native was born on April 12, 1927, the daughter of the late Elmer C. Poole and Jennie Sipler Poole.

Mrs. Walker was a 1944 graduate of Holy Family High School in Ashland, Kentucky, where she was valedictorian and went on to attend the University of Kentucky. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Ironton and together with her husband was the owner / operator of Harmon’s and Harmon’s for Her clothing stores for many years in downtown Ironton. She was active in her community faithfully serving many civic and charitable organizations including the Child Welfare Club, Catholic Women’s Club, the Ironton Business Association and as a volunteer at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Bryan O. “Tony” Walker whom she married Jan. 15, 1949.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jennie and David DiGiulio, of Columbus; four sons, Bill Walker, of Ironton, Paul (Pamela) Walker, of Ironton, Bryan (Julia) Walker, of Cincinnati, and Nick (Sheila) Walker, of Louisville, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Annallice Delawder, Bryan (Maggie) Walker, Catherine Walker, Andrew (Katie) Walker, Taylor (Amy) Walker, Shelby Walker, Isaac Walker, Laura Walker and Evan Walker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Poole.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Friday at St Lawrence Catholic Church with Father D. Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. The family requests donations be made to the Catholic Community of Ironton P.O Box 499, Ironton, OH 45638 or to the Shane Jones Memorial Fund 1928 S. Sixth St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


Mary Detamore

Mary Emily Detamore, 71, of Proctorville, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Donald Corbin

Nov. 9, 1941 — June 26, 2016

Donald Lee Corbin, 73, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his residence. The Lawrence County native was born Nov. 9, 1941, the son of the late Henry and Dora Keeton Corbin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Snail Corbin.

Mr. Corbin attended school in Lawrence County and was a former bricklayer. He was also in the United States National Guard.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Corbin; three brothers, Clarence Corbin, Edward Corbin, and Houston Corbin; and four sisters, Margie Napier, Marlene Corbin, Evelyne Felty, and Garnette Corbin.

He is survived by a son, James Corbin, of Ironton; three daughters, Kimberly Botts, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, Carla Tackett, of Russell, Kentucky, and Darla Jones, of Morehead, Kentucky; a sister, Betty Smith, of Flatwoods, Kentucky;

a brother, Elmer Corbin, of Columbus; and a special niece, Tammy Hall, of Ironton.

Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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