Published 10:17 am Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jack Blair

Sept. 18, 1964- Aug. 19, 2017

Jack “Andy” Blair, 52, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, formerly of Ironton, passed away Aug. 19, 2017 at his residence. Andy was born Sept. 18, 1964 to Rita Shafer Blair, of Ironton, and the late Raymond “Jack” Blair. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Heather Renee Blair, whom he married June 28, 1999.
Andy was a 1982 graduate of Ironton High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was most recently employed as a maintenance technician for Midwest Thermal in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and was a former employee of AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, Illinois and Cabletron Systems in Ironton. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals fan.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rae Ann Blair.
He is survived by daughter: Hayley Rae Blair of Kenosha, Wisconsin; son, Aiden Gabriel Blair of Kenosha, Wisconsin; brother, Rick (Debra) Blair of Corolla, North Carolina; nephew: Chris Blair of Aylett, Virginia; niece, Ashley Blair Cooper of Knoxville, Tennessee; and special friend, Demi Eicher of Ashland, Kentucky.
Visitation for friends and family will be Aug. 28, 2017, 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 South 6th Street, Ironton, with Rev. Steve Harvey officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rights performed by the V.F.W. Post # 8850. To offer the Blair family condolences, please visit

John Sharp

John Franklin Sharp passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. He was born Feb. 28, 1965.
He is survived by his parents, Alpha Glendon and Patricia Ann Delaney Sharp; brothers, Glendon Michael; and wife, Pamela Sharp, of Pomeroy; James “Joe” Sharp, of Ironton; sister, Patricia “Sissy” Sharp, of Ashland, Kentucky; nieces, Courtney, Maria and Hanna; uncles, John and wife, Carol Delaney, of Tampa, Florida, and Franklin Sharp, of Ironton; and aunt, Victoria Roberts, of Ironton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Patrick and Kathleen Delaney, Alpha Jr. Sharp and Mary Lou Akers; step-grandfather, James Akers; and uncles, James “Jimmy” Akers and Richard Sharp.
John will be missed by his family and remembered by his friends who knew him as “Sparky.” There will be private services at a later date.

Robert Ferguson

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Robert A. Ferguson, 85, of Chesapeake, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Julie L. Ferguson. Visitation will be 1 -2 p.m. Monday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington, West Virginia.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, West Virginia. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

Charlie Nichols

Charlie Nichols, 86, of Chesapeake, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at home. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Nichols. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.