Obituaries – 10/9/16

Published 6:37 pm Saturday, October 8, 2016

Robert Boggs
May 21, 1953 — Oct. 5, 2016

Robert Boggs, 63, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born May 21, 1953, a son of the late Ruth Evelyn Boggs.
Mr. Boggs attended Dawson-Bryant High School and was a former employee of Tri-State Industries. He attended the City Mission Church in Ironton and enjoyed reading his Bible. He loved to go shopping and spend time with his sister, Shirley.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ida J. Boggs. He is survived by his sister, Shirley K. Boggs, of Ironton.
Funeral services will be noon Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Susan Tweel
Susan Carol Clark Smith Tweel, “Suzy”, 58 of Rome Township, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Memorial Service will be held at Chesapeake High School gymnasium on Sunday, Oct 9 at 7 pm. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Final resting place will be in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Joyce Ann Schweickart
Feb. 17, 1936 — Oct. 6, 2016

Joyce Ann Schweickart, 80, of South Point, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born Feb. 17, 1936, a daughter of the late William and Selma Laber Benson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James F. “Speedy” Schweickart Jr., who passed away Aug. 9, 2010.
Mrs. Schweickart was a 1955 graduate of Ironton High School. She was a homemaker and former employee of Wilson’s Sporting Goods in Ironton. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of the Red Hat Society.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth C. Howell. She is survived by son Dr. James B. “Jamie” Schweickart, and his wife, Dr. Lauren Triplett Schweickart both of Ashland; two grandsons: Tanner T. Schweickart and Tucker H. Schweickart, both of Ashland; three sisters-in-law: Linda Coleman, Ginger (David) Wollard all of Spring, Texas and Jean Howell of Ironton; a brother-in-law: Lowell (Judy) Schweickart of Perry Township; a niece: Rayette (Stephen) Kingery of Teays Valley, West Virginia.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 South Sixth Street, Ironton, with the Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery and visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Donnie Jenkins, Jeff Jenkins, Merril Triplett, Jr., Tanner Schweickart, Tucker Schweickart and John Carrico. Donations may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit or

Henry “Hank H.C.” Craft
June 3, 1955 — Oct. 6, 2016

Henry “Hank H.C.” Craft, 61, of Chesapeake, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the SOMC Hospice Center.  Born on June 3, 1955 in Portsmouth, he was a son of Paul and Melba Williams Craft.  Hank spent most of his adult life in water distribution for the residents of Scioto County and was a sales representative/consultant of Utilities Service and Supply in Morehead, Kentucky.
Hank was a 1973 graduate of Wheelersburg High School and attended Findlay University on a music scholarship.  He was a much loved referee official for many years and will be honored by East High School, for his devotion to music and band and for his on the field-off the field contributions, being a mentor to so many over the years.
Even in death, he will still be contributing the only part of his body the cancer hadn’t taken-his eyes so that someone else might see. Hank was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake. He is now resting in God’s Glory.
Surviving are his wife, Deby Rickard Craft; two sons, Michael Paul Craft of Columbus and Joshua Clay (Christy) Craft of Portsmouth; two stepsons, Nate DeLong of South Point and Jimmy (Kristy Jo) DeLong of South Point; his mother, Melba Craft Comer of South Webster; three sisters, Kimberly Craft of New Boston, Susan (Jimmy) Stringer of South Webster and Rebecca (Scott) Will of Wheelersburg; three grandchildren, Bryna Licerio, Andrew Meadows and Sophia Craft and many much loved nieces and nephews, whom he cherished.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday at the Brant Funeral Home, with Brother Tom Ross officiating.  Interment will be in Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Honored pallbearers will be Mike Craft, Josh Craft, Jimmy Delong, Scott Will, Jeff Berry, Jimmy Stringer, Andrew Meadows and Zane Rickard.  Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Bryna and Sophia.
The Craft family would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Summers and his staff at SOMC Cancer Center for their excellent care.

Wilma E. Fox
Nov. 30, 1929 — Oct. 6, 2016
Wilma E. Fox, 86, of Ironton, died Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland.
She was born in Lawrence County Nov. 30, 1929 the daughter of Samuel W. and Hazel Lomax McDaniel. She was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. serving on the Stewards Board.  She retired from Lawrence County General Hospital. She was the widow of Charles Fox.
Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Thomas Anthony (Tony) and (Carol McNamara) Fox; one granddaughter, Ahley (Kelvin) Weatherspoon, great-grand children are Carson and Caden Weatherspoon, one brother-in-law Fred Fox, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded by one brother, William E. McDaniel, two sisters, Hazel E. (Tootles) Shaw and Goldie Spencer.
Funeral will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Tyson Officiating, burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations are requested to Quinn Chapel A.M.E. general fund in lieu of flowers 514 S. Eighth Street Ironton, Ohio 45638.

Jack Stone
Jack Julian Stone, 84, of Huntington, died Monday. Oct. 3, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Visitation will be held 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Apostolic Life Cathedral, Huntington, with the funeral service to be conducted at 1 p.m. with Rev. E.S. Harper officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Melvin Corder
Melvin J. Corder, 85, or Proctorville, died Thursday Oct. 6, 2016 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 10 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville by Pastor randy Henderson. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Visitation will take place from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at the funeral home.