Published 11:02 am Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carol Jean Hampton

Oct. 15, 1942 — Jan. 1, 2017

Carol Jean Hampton, 74, of Ironton, peacefully went to be with her lord and savior on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2017, at SOMC in Portsmouth.
Born Oct. 15, 1942, to the late Gideon E. “Slick” and Leona (Belcher) Hampton. She was the middle of three daughters. Ms. Hampton graduated from Ironton High School, class of 1960, Marshall University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Carol Jean was the first practicing female attorney in Lawrence County when she entered the Bar on May 4, 1969, retiring after 45 years of practice on May 4, 2014. She also served as a United States Bankruptcy Trustee for the Southern District of Ohio. Carol Jean was also a member of Central Christian Church for over 58 years and attended the 50/50 Class. Carol Jean was the widow of Paul E. Destocki, whom she married on Dec. 27, 1969. Together, they practiced law in Lawrence County until his death on Dec. 2, 2013. They were avid motorcyclists that loved their community.
Surviving are her two loving sons, Paul E. (Yissel) Destocki II, of New York, and Chris Hampton Destocki, of South Point; sisters and brother-in-law, Rosemary Mitchell, of South Point, and Beverly and Carl Nance, of Ironton; a niece, Carolyn (Todd) Bradley; and a nephew, Rick Mitchell, along with several nieces, nephews and host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted noon Saturday at the Central Christian Church with Minister Willie Purdee officiating. Carol will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Woodland Cemetery.  Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the Church. Her children have entrusted their Mothers care to their friends at where you may light a candle, view family photos, order flowers or post a condolence to the family.

Alan Myers

Sept. 3, 1987 — Dec. 29, 2016

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Alan James Myers, 29, of Findlay, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. He was born Sept. 4, 1987, in Defiance, to Kevin J. Myers and Katherine L. McGlone. Alan married Michelle Ratliff and they divorced. Alan enjoyed working out, playing video games and hanging out with friends.
Alan is survived by his father, Kevin; stepmother, Diana Myers; his two daughters, Alexis Kay Myers, of Coal Grove, and Addyson Hineman, of Ionton; brother, Casey Bartrum, of Ironton; sister, Becky Allison Myers, of Findlay; and stepbrother, Destrey Nivison. He is also survived by his grandparents, Larry and Mary McGlone; grandmother, Betty Thompson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Alan was preceded n death by his mother, Katherin; brother, Tyler Owens; and grandparents, Walter and Carol Myers.
Friends and family may visit from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

Clarence Hardy

Clarence C. “PeeWee” Hardy, 89, of Bradenton, Florida, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was born in Ironton and moved to Bradenton in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church.
He was preceded in death by brothers, James and Paul Hardy. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia, of Bradenton, Florida; sons, Terry M. (Debra), of Canton, Georgia, Rick (Sandy), of Bradenton, Florida, and Randy, of Bradenton, Florida; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Brown and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Bradenton, Florida. Funeral service will be noon Saturday at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, Bradenton, Florida. Graveside Military Honors will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, Florida. Condolences may be made to

Leona Smith

Leona Belle Smith, 93, of Scottown, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at home.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by pastor Brady Lipscomb. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Delores Reynolds

Delores Reynolds, 85, of Chesapeake, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by pastor Scott Byard. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Dustin Cooper

Dustin J. Cooper, 33, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at home. A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Ironton, by pastor Carson Hunt. Visitation will be 1:30-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Sherry Wilds

Sherry Ann Wilds, 59, of Ironton, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at SOMC Hospice, Portsmouth. She is survived by her husband, Timothy O. Wilds. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at