Published 10:49 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Michael Cartmell

Feb. 14, 1968 — Jan. 28, 2017

Michael Vernon Cartmell, 48, of Coal Grove, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born Feb. 14, 1968, the son of Jeanette Davis Cartmell of Coal Grove and the late Gary Robert Cartmell.
Mike was a 1986 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School in Coal Grove and loved all sports, but especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. Mike was the dining room manager at the McDonald’s in Ironton for 27 years where he was affectionately call “Boss” by many of the regulars and co-workers.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlene and the Rev. Vernon Davis, and Zola Holman.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Twila Cartmell, of Ironton; nieces and nephews, Joshua (Jessica) Cartmell, Amy (Eric) Ermie and Sarah Cartmell; great-nieces and nephews he was very proud of, Elijah and Abigail Ermie, and Grey Cartmell; a very special aunt and uncle, Vickie and Gary Christian; and cousins, Brian and Chastity Christian, Eric and Lindsay Christian and Kaylee and Addy Christian; and his two special puppies, Bella and Bailey that will miss him greatly
Mike’s family would like to thank two special people, Amber Watson and Chastity Christian, for helping take care of Mike at home these last two months. He loved you both dearly. Also a special thanks to Steve Cielec and McDonald’s for all they have done for Mike through the years. His McDonald’s family and friends meant the world to him. Due to Mike’s love of the Ohio State Buckeyes his family encourages friends to wear Ohio State Buckeye clothing to the service.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Eric Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery beside his father. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening and noon until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers for the service will be, Mark Cartmell, Josh Cartmell, Eric Christian, Brian Christian, Gary Christian, Steve Cielec and an honorary pallbearer Eric Ermie. Donation may be made to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, Ky. 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Harriette Baker

April 3, 1955 — Jan. 23, 2017

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Harriette “Pixy” Ellen (Hastings) Baker, 61, of Dayton, left this earth on Jan. 23, 2017. Pixy was born on April 3, 1955, in Ironton, and was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon “Pete” and Winona “Winnie” Hastings of Coal Grove.
She attended Dawson-Bryant High School, class of 1972.
She’s survived by her husband, James Baker, of Dayton; son, Charlie (Terri) Bradley, of Pomeroy; daughter, Cory Shea (Tim Fulton) Williams, of Columbus; son, Roger (Kimmie) Williams, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Shaylin Bradley, Lane, Lydia, and Charleigh Williams, and Piper Shea Fulton; great-grandchildren Adalin and Xavier; and many close friends and loved ones. A celebration of life will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturdy at Pathfinders, 511 Marion Pike, Coal Grove.

Gary Collins

Gary Gene “Pap’s” Collins, 72, of Ironton, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at the Crystal Care Nursing Center in Coal Grove. There will be a celebration of life at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Christopher Burgy

Christopher Michael Burgy, of Huntington, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

Mattie Points

Mattie Louise Shockey Points, 75, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at King’s Daughters Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Friday at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Kentucky, with Mr. Garrett Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at funeral home.

William Branham

William David Branham, 57, of South Point, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.