Obituaries – 7/3/16

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 3, 2016

Mary Harmon

Feb. 20, 1961 — June 21, 2016

Mary “Rose” Harmon, AKA Mawmaw, started another wild ride on June 21, 2016, when she gained her wings. In true Wild Woman fashion, her wings are yellow and bedazzled, which she wears with her shorts and flip-flops in the snow of Heaven. Known for her quick wit, she’s undoubtedly standing at the gates, reminding Saint Peter why he initially said no to the job.

She was the person you knew, without a doubt, would feed you if you were hungry. She would clothe you and provide shelter and a pillow if you needed to rest. She’d hold you if you needed to cry. She’d celebrate your victories great and small, and she’d never harbor hurt or anger if you’d done something wrong. She loved unconditionally. She would say, “You can’t control how people treat you, but you can control how you respond. You don’t know what they’re going through. Be kind, that’s the best thing you can do for them.” Even after her children were grown and gone, she kept two dressers, one for girls’ clothes and one for boys. When someone needed somewhere to stay, no matter why or how long, she provided shelter, food, and clean clothes. She never asked for anything in return. She sent only love into the world.

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She was born to the late Pastor Kelly Harmon, Jr. and Edith Odean Terry-Harmon on Feb. 20, 1961, and was immediately dubbed the wild child. A reputation she would spend her life living up to. She was also preceded in death by her bonus-mom, Rose Lee Norman. She’s survived by her ever fabulous children, the ravishing Nikki (Scott) Potter, of Concord, North Carolina; the glamorous Melanie Pankey, of Portsmouth; the teddy bear, Adam Harmon, of Manns Harbor, North Carolina; the effervescent, angelic (and favorite child) Kelli Rose Harmon, of Manteo, North Carolina; twins, the smartest sibling, Mark (Anna) Harmon, of Kitts Hill, and the scrappy Matthew (Amber) Harmon, of Huntington; and her reason for living, her spaztastic hoard of grandchildren, Alex, Jaylyn, Madison, Malik, Nakyan, Bradly, Rylee, Aaliyah, Prestyn, Peyton and Paisley. She is also survived by her brothers, Ronnie, Donnie, Dannie and Jeff, as well as her sisters, Linda Bailey and Gina Walker.

A Celebration of Life will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Gateway Baptist Church, 312 S. Sixth St., Ironton. Anyone wearing all black will be provided a colorful tunic by the children, prior to being allowed to join the celebration.



Kenneth Fout

Nov. 6, 1954—July 1, 2016

Kenneth Ray Fout, 61, of Coal Grove, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Ironton native was born Nov. 6, 1954, a son to the late Ray Fout and Millie (Merle) Adams of South Point.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Roberta (Hale) Fout, who passed away in December 2012.

Mr. Fout was a 1972 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School. Kenneth went on to work for 34 years as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.  He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Ironton.  He also loved spending time with his grand kids, was always willing to give a helping hand to others, and loved to cook.

In addition to his wife and father, he was preceded in death by a brother in-law, David Schochler.

Kenneth is survived by a daughter, Dawnya Boggs and her husband, David of Ironton; a son, Robert A. Fout of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister, Connie Schochler of Chesapeake; a brother: Jim (Tanna) Fout of Willow Wood; four grandchildren, Zackary Boggs, Zane Boggs, Zayden Boggs, and Zayla Boggs, all of Ironton; two nephews, Arron (Annette) Jobe of Columbus, Indiana, and Benji (Kayla) Fout of Willow Wood; two stepsisters, Tracey (Brov) Draque and Stacey (Brian) Ellegood; and a niece, Sinna (Justin) Allen of Ironton.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 611 Center St., Ironton with the Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church with a Rosary service beginning at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Michael Wilks

Michael Ray “Buckshot” Wilks, 59 of Chesapeake, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Moose Lodge 2586 Route 60 Huntington, WV. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, OH is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed at



Tommy Short

Tommy Wayne Short, 70, of Crown City, died Friday, July 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Arrangements are pending at

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.