Published 10:22 am Monday, September 19, 2016

Garner Gayheart

Feb. 23, 1933 — Sept. 15, 2016

Garner “Bob” Gayheart, 83, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. The Lackey, Kentucky, native was born a son to late Kelley and Bertha (Centers) Gayheart on Feb. 23, 1933. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue (Smith) Gayheart, who passed away in 2012.

After high school, Mr. Gayheart enlisted and served in both the United Sates Army and United States Navy. Bob later worked and retired after over 30 years of service as a crane operator for C&O Railroad. He was also the co-founder, owner and operator of My Dad’s Pizza. He was a member of the VFW, Moose Lodge and American Legion. He was also of the Christian faith.

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In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gayheart; a grandson, Gary Lee Gayheart II; four brothers, Kelley, Romie, Wilky and Danny; and two sisters, Ruby and Watheta.

Bob is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Keith) Henson, of Catlettsburg, and Vicki (Mark) Pratt, of Flatwoods; five grandchildren, Tara (Doug) Short, of Ashland, Travis (Amber) Arthur, of Flatwoods, Mark “Aron” (Skylar) Elswick, of Catlettsburg, Lisa (Ryan) Ison, of Grayson, and Kindra (Jonathan) Pratt, of Ashland; 12 great-grandchildren, Miranda, Austin, Ashton, Tahler, Trista, Kylee, Rylie, Spencer, Travis, Jr., Embree, Ryker and Reece; two great-great-grandchildren, Laynee and Emma; two special sisters, Georgia Allen, of Flatwoods, and Debra (Ron) Durham, of Lexington, Kentucky; a host of nieces and nephews; and three special family members, Kathy Puceck and Pamela Thomas, Larry and Cathy Muche and Kelly King.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with pastor Brad Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Keith Henson, Mark Pratt, Mark Elswick, Travis Arthur, Doug Short and Ryan Ison.

Donations may be made in Bob’s honor to Community Hospice in Ashland. Condolences may be made online to the Gayheart family by visiting


Charles Burns

March 24, 1947 — Sept. 17, 2016

Charles Franklin “Charlie” Burns, 69, of Willow Wood, passed away at home in the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones and passed peacefully in his sleep. Charles was born on March 24, 1947, in Lincoln County, West Viginia.

He graduated from Huntington East High School in 1965, and proudly served in the Army from 1965 to 1968. He was the retired owner of Carpet Center of Kenova. Charles married his wife, Teresa Gail Sizemore Burns, on Jan. 10, 1970. They are the parents of Angela Gail Burns Huff, of Chesapeake, and Amy Elizabeth Burns, of Columbus; one son-in-law, Rusty Huff, of Chesapeake; and a future son-in-law, Nathan Haws, of Columbus. Charlie was the proud grandfather of Liam, Noah and Declan Huff, of Chesapeake. They were his “gifts from God”. Charles joins his parents, Ira and Virginia Burns; his sister, Catherine Richardson; and brother-in-law, Michael Johnston, who preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, he is survived by four sisters, Lucille Johnston, Delores (Roger) Simmons, Deborah (Quincey) Milam, Rebecca (Jeff) Cox; three brothers, Lewis (Mary) Burns, Richard Burns, and Danny (Pat) Burns; many nieces and nephews, who knew him as “Uncle Charles”, whom he loved to support in each of their endeavors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hoops Family Children’s Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.

A gathering of family and friends will be 6-7:30 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, with a service to follow at 7:30 p.m.  A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at Getaway Cemetery, Chesapeake, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Suzanne Boyer

Suzanne Tennant Boyer, 79, beloved wife of Donald Blaine Boyer, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at her residence.

A native of Ironton, Suzanne was a daughter of the late Millard “Bud” and Doris Spriggs Tennant. She was a homemaker and a member of Aiken Christian Church. Suzanne enjoyed many activities and took on new challenges throughout her lifetime. She was an avid golfer and took up painting later in life. She was active in her singing group “The Songbirds.”

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her children, Seth Stuart Boyer, Edgefield, Eric Blaine Boyer (Dawn), Irmo, Kara Boyer Flanders (David), Aiken; seven grandchildren, Suzann Beddingfield, Corey Boyer, Kaitlyn Boyer, Kelsey Boyer, Cassie Flanders, Collin Flanders, Alison Flanders, Wyatt Boyer; great-grandson, Jack Smith; a sister, Karen Tennant Renner, Raleigh, North Carolina; beloved cousins, nieces and nephews; and sister and brother-in-law, Fred and Myra Boyer Diamond, Ironton.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home. A celebration of Suzanne’s life will be from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Cumberland Village Clubhouse, 3335 Wise Creek Lane (next to the lake).

The family would like to thank Tri-County Home Health and Hospice for the care they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christ Central (

Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 E. Pine Log Road., Aiken, S.C. Visit the online guestbook at