Published 10:20 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Samantha White

July 22, 1917 — Aug. 19, 2016

Samantha Scott Cooper White, 99, of Clinton, Tennessee, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. She was born July 22, 1917, in Boyd County, Kentucky. Samantha was a member of Clinch River Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting, playing bingo and just being with family.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Ivan Cooper (28 years) and Giltz E. White (18 years); parents, Richard Edward and Cora Belle (Hunt) Scott; five sisters; and one brother.

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She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jenkinson and husband, John, of Clinton, Tennessee; son, Gary Cooper and wife Barbara, of Parker, Colorado; grandchildren, John C. Jenkinson and wife Heather, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Scott Jenkinson and wife Winona, of Johnson City, Tennessee; and Joseph Cooper, of Parker, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Samantha Jenkinson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Asher and Roan Jenkinson, of Johnson City, Tennessee. She will also be missed by her faithful visitor, Diana Skeens, and her “family” at Meadow View Senior Living, whose attention and care these past five years have been greatly appreciated.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Cemetery in Ironton. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home and Tracey Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.


Luther Craft

June 22, 1925 — Aug. 21, 2016

Luther Craft, Jr., 91, of South Point, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton. Mr. Craft was born June 22, 1925, in Scioto County, a son to the late Luther, Sr. and Hattie Marie (Williams) Craft. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Martha Victoria Conley Craft, of South Point.

Mr. Craft was a graduate of Wheelersburg High School and the Portsmouth Junior Business College. Mr. Craft served in the United States Navy and received a Purple Heart for his service during World War II. He retired in 1982 after 20 years with the Sement Solvay/Ironton Coke Plant. He was also self-employed for many years doing heating/air, plumbing and electrical work for many people in our area. Luther was a member of the First (10th Street) Tabernacle Church in Ironton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Mike and William Craft. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Vicki (Jim) Adkins, of Gahanna, Deborah Sue Adams, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Anita S. (Jeff) Gaskin, of South Point, Lynn Clark, of South Point, and Rebecca (James) Hicks, of South Point; two sons, Jonathan Craft, of Fredericksburg, Maryland, and Marty Craft, of South Point; his sister, Naomi (Ray) Boyd, of Wheelersburg; 11 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rob) Bridges, Doug (Jen) Adkins, Kristi O’Rourke, Michael (Cindy) Gaskin, Tony Clark, Leslie (Ben) LeMasters, Victoria Craft, Isabelle Craft, Andrew Craft, Stephanie Adams and Tracy Adams; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Toney officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends and family may visit from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. To offer the family online condolences, please visit


Doris Geer

Doris Dillon Geer, 87, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Kathy Amos

Kathy M. Amos, 51, of Portsmouth, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Bridgeport Nursing Home in Portsmouth. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, with her son, the Rev. David Amos officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.