Published 11:25 am Monday, April 17, 2017

Terry Tipton

Feb. 27, 1955 — April 11, 2017

Terry Lee Tipton, 62, son of the late Bill and Swannee Tipton, of Ironton, was born Feb. 27, 1955, and passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Angelia Kerns-Tipton; his son, Terry Joseph Tipton; daughter-in-law, Belinda DeGrella; daughter, Emily Tipton-Beedle; and son-in-law, Mark Beedle. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Elijah and Josiah Beedle, and Miriam Tipton.
Terry also leaves behind his partners in crime, his siblings, Billy E. (Annabelle) Tipton, of Kitts Hill, Michael D. (Nancy) Tipton, of Ironton,  Rebecca J. “Becky” Tipton, of Flatwoods, Kentucky; and a host of loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James W. (Debra) Tipton, of Concord, North Carolina.
He was the business owner of Tipton Services, a former cabinet maker, served in the U.S. Army, a graduate of Rock Hill High School class of 1975, a proud member of the Southern Knights Car Club of Kentucky, and a member of the Baptist faith.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with pastor Dave Shugg and Kevin Hash officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Donations may be made to To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Edward Edwards

April 23, 1941 — April 9, 2017

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Edward Charles Edwards, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and, through it all, he kept the faith.
Ed was born April 23, 1941, in Ironton, and enjoyed childhood years of Sunday afternoon ice cream cones and playing in the grassy fields with friends. Ed “Butchie” met the love of his life, Patricia McGurk, as a junior at Ironton High School and married her in 1960. Together they welcomed four children and five grandchildren into their lives all of whom deeply grieve his passing, Amy Edwards Webb, husband Joe Webb, Kathy Edwards Percer, husband Justin Percer, William David Edwards, fiancé Kim Barker, Charles Daniel Edwards, wife Lia Edwards; and grandchildren, Heather Wicks, Kelsey Wicks, Thomas Edwards, Emma Edwards and Isabelle Edwards.
Ed was truly a pioneer in computing science, moving to Columbus, where he began to work at Battelle Memorial Institute, working on defense projects to protect and defend our nation. From there, Ed moved to Seattle where he settled into a productive and exciting career with Boeing, eventually retiring as the Director of Computing Services in 1999. Ed and Pat spent many blessed years traveling the country together, enjoying the splendor of God’s creation ‘from sea to shining sea’ until a chest cold led to Ed’s heart disease in 2003. Cared for by his adoring wife and loving children, Ed defied all the odds and far outlived the expectations. He continued with his scientific endeavors, even unto his passing enrolling in medical studies and trials to help further the knowledge of heart disease and treatments.
Special thanks to the incredible medical providers, nurses and patient care technicians at the University of Washington who were always so kind and caring. They gave Ed many more years with his family than anyone thought possible. Dad, we miss you.

Jimmy Hanshaw

Jimmy Ray Hanshaw, 50, of Kitts Hill, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral services will be noon Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Paul Bartram officiating. Burial will follow in Ice Creek Cemetery and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

James Cooper

James Douglas Cooper, 57, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. A visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

Fern Spotloe

Fern H. Spotloe, 88, of Proctorville, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. She is survived by her husband, Edward N. Spotloe. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed at or
Edward Patnaude
Edward F. Patnaude, 63, of Tampa, Florida, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, Florida. There will be private family services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Danny Huff

Danny L. Huff, 57, of Ironton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He is surived by his wife, Rita. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Brown Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Friends and family may post photos, light a candle or share a memory of Danny at His wife has entrusted his care to Brown Funeral Chapel, Ironton.

Andrew Tyler

Andrew Franklin Tyler, 51, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Burlington, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Funeral service will be noon Monday, May 1, 2017, at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake, with burial at Burlington 37 Cemetery, Burlington. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneiderhallfuneralhome.