Published 10:06 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Joseph Hacker

April 13, 1943 — Oct. 17, 2016

Joseph William Hacker, 73, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born April 13, 1943, a son of the late Frank and Iva McFann Hacker.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lynda Watson Hacker, who passed away Dec. 17, 2015.
Mr. Hacker attended St. Joseph High School. He was a former grinder for Ironton Iron in the Finishing Department for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. He also was an employee for Liebert’s in Ironton and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all their activities.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Joey Hacker; two brothers, John Hacker and Larry Hacker; and two sisters, Rose Hacker Gannon and Ann Hacker Krumm.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cindi (Eric) Hacker-Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin (Kelli) Hacker, of Ironton; grandchildren, Zachary, Emily and Hunter Jones, Trevor and Trent Hacker, and Jamie (Dave) Hacker Saunders; great-grandchildren, Baylee, Jake and Luke Saunders; four sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” (Don) LeFebvre, of Apollo Beach, Florida, Pat (Ron) Clay, of Lexington, Kentucky, Debbie (Rodney) Young, of South Point, and Janet (Ralph) Peters, of Coal Grove; Julie Insco and Trena Combs, who were loved like daughters; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Eric Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit
Donations may be made in Joe’s honor to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101.

Vandalia Stephenson

May 18, 1927 — Oct. 14, 2016

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Vandalia “Van” L. Stephenson, 89, of Moundsville, West Virginia, wife of the late Thomas B. Stephenson, went to be with her Savior on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.
Van was born May 18, 1927, in Lawrence County, the second of three daughters born to the late Walter and Edith Faverty. She graduated from South Point Delta High School in 1945 and continued her education at St. Mary’s School of Nursing as a member of the United States Nurse Corps, graduating in 1948.
She worked for several years as a registered nurse and then as a homemaker and mother. Van was a Christian and an active member of Moundsville Baptist Church, serving in many roles over the years, most recently as a member of the flower committee.  She loved traveling with her husband, eating out with friends and family, shopping, baking and crafting. Sending cards and notes was just one of the many ways that Van showed her thoughtfulness.
Mrs. Stephenson was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Thomas Stephenson; her parents, Walter and Edith Faverty; and her sisters, Florence Catherine Faverty and Wanda Jean Christian.
Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Peter) Sutton, of Charleston, West Virginia; her sons, Michael (Julie), of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Paul (Stephanie), of Hanahan, South Carolina; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Kevin) Cantrell and Anna (Joshua) Lucas, of Charleston, West Virginia, Nikki (Steven) Driggers, of Hanahan, South Carolina, and William Stephenson, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; her great-granddaughters, Elliott and Sailor Driggers, of Hanahan, South Carolina, and Sadie Cantrell, of Charleston, West Virginia; a nephew, William Christian, of South Point; and niece, Barbara Beam, of Ashland, Kentucky.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home at 802 Solida Rd., South Point, with the Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Burial will follow at Langdon Cemetery, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. before the funeral Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moundsville Baptist Church flower fund, 4th St. and Annandale Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.
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Ronnie Carroll

Ronnie Lee Carroll, 64, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Tom Moore

Jan. 6, 1954 — Oct. 17, 2016

Jackie Thomas (Tom “Hulk”) Moore, 62, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his residence. The Ironton native was born Jan. 6, 1954, a son of Richard Oney of Ironton and the late Susan White Oney.
Mr. Moore was a 1973 graduate of Ironton High School and a former employee of Gulf Chemical and Elam Coal Dock. He was a member of the VFW Post #8850, the Moose Lodge #701 and the Elks #350. He was also an avid Miami Dolphins and Kentucky Wildcats fan.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lilly Gee, Nancy Conn and Pauline Dickerson; and two brothers, Dickie Moore and Junior Moore.
In addition to his father, he is survived by two daughters, Tonya Gail Moore and Tomi Lynn Moore Smith, both of Ironton; two grandchildren, Laikken Moore and Brendan Moore, both of Ironton; four sisters, Betty (Bud) Browning, of Wayne, West Virginia, Ruby Kerns, Jane Blankenship and Peggy Ison, all of Ironton; his companion of 16 years, Dottie Petry, of Ironton, and his beloved pet Mandy.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, with Elder John Sturgill officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at the funeral home.
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