Published 9:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lu Jeania McKinney

July 18, 1956 — Sept. 1, 2017

Lu Jeania Bryant McKinney, age 61, died on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. She was born July 18, 1956, the daughter of Nora Edith McGuire Bryant and the late Larry Bryant. She was the widow of Paul David McKinney, and was preceded by sisters, Telisa Humphrey and Leochia Harmon; and a brother, David Bryant.
She was a member of Community Missionary Church and attended Centenary Church. She retired from The Ironton Community Action Organization as a grant writer.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul David (Mack) and Bobbie Lynn
(Chaffins) McKinney Jr.; two granddaughters, Katrina Lynn and Sophia Grace McKinney; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thalia (Terry) Neal, Millie (Tony) Lykins, Cirilda (Steve) Dean, Bonnie (Doug) Malone, Dequilla (Steve) Belcher; and one brother, Gregory Bryant.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at O’Keefe- Baker Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Community Cemetery. Visitation will be noon-
1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Robert Chaffins will be officiating.

John Bamer

Feb. 7, 1942 — Sept. 3, 2017

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John Milton Bamer, born Feb. 7, 1942, died Sept. 3, 2017, son of Lawrence J. and Mildred Sites Bamer, passed away peacefully at home after a battle with ALS. He was a USAF veteran and a graduate of Rock Hill High School, class of 1959.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, whom he married May 15, 1965.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Scotty Bamer.
He is also survived by loving daughters, Kelli (Jeff) Underhill, Tina McDole, Lori Bamer, and Sara (Clark) Downing; grandchildren, Brandon (Zoya) Underhill, Britney (Chris) Bunt, Kyle Muncie, Emily, Julia, Reagan, and Hunter Downing; great-grandchildren, Easton, Jackson, Eliza, and Emmalyn; sister, Leah Jane Lair; and special childhood friend, Glen Hutchinson.
Special thanks to the VA, Hospice, and the ALS Association.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, Columbus. Graveside service and interment will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Ironton, with pastor Darryl Hammock officiating.

Virginia Young

Jan. 20, 1931 — Sept. 1, 2017

Virginia Ruth Young, age 86 years, of Peebles, formerly of South Point, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Young was born on Jan. 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Earl and Clarinda (Cornwell) Jones in Adams County.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Earl Young; and a son, Jack Young.
Survivors include two daughters, Jo Janette Young, of Peebles and Mary Lou Hokkanen, of Missouri; four sons, Lawrence Jr. Young, of West Union, Boyd Young, of West Union, Daniel Young, of Manchester, and Tommy Young, of Unity; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family following cremation. The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home, West Union, is serving the family.
The family of Virginia would like to give a special thank you to Linda Young, Connie Tara and the women of Hospice for the wonderful job they did taking care of her.
Memorials can be made to The Hospice of Hope 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056. Family and friends can sign Mrs. Young’s online guestbook at

Dorothy Burcham

Dorothy C. Burcham, 87, of Athalia, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Heartland of Riverview.
A celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

Annis Shoemaker

Annis Shoemaker, 86, of Proctorville, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, West Virginia. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Paul Nance

Paul D. Nance, 62, of Chesapeake, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake.


Stanton Craddock

Aug. 29, 1948 — Sept. 2, 2017

Stanton Jay Craddock, 69, of Ironton, formerly of South Point, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1948, in Ironton, the son of the late Bobby Lee Craddock and Wilma Freeman Craddock.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in- law, Donna Craddock.
Stan retired from South Point High School as a social studies teacher. He was assistant director for over 25 years at the local Tri-State D.U.I. School, and also marketed for Spectrum Outreach Counseling Services.
Stan is survived by his wife, Jane Scherer Craddock; two stepsons, Matthew (Jamie) Frazer; and their three sons, Austin, Xander and Jacob, all of Ironton, and Christopher Frazer; and son, James, of Ironton; two brothers, Stephen (Lois) Craddock, of South Point, and Randy Craddock, of Louisville, Kentucky.
Funeral service will be noon today at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Jason Ridgeway and Robert Payne will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Donations can be made to the 10th and Vine Church of Christ Food Pantry, Ironton, OH.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Juanita Carrico

Mrs. Carrico was a graduate of Ironton High School and member of Community Baptist Church in Deering.
Juanita was a former employee at Wilson’s Sporting Goods in Ironton and, while her husband Junior served as the superintendent, Juanita served as the clerk for Woodland Cemetery for many years.
Juanita is survived by a daughter, Cora Lee Sands, of Ironton; two sons, Timothy W. (Sherry) Carrico, of Milton, Florida, and Carl E. (Terri) Carrico, of Deering; one sister, Wanda Bowman, of Deering; nine grandchildren, Tammy Carrico, Angie Carrico, Brian Carrico, Jesse Carrico, Lee Haddaway, Troy (Julie) Sands, Josh (Jody) Sands, Amanda Stephens and Tara (Erin) Schneider; and nine great-grandchildren, Brock Midkiff-Sands, Demi Sands, T.A. Sands, Trevor Stephens, Jacob Stephens, Lily Schneider, Caly Schneider, Cassidy Blum and Nash Sands.
In addition to her parents and husband, Juanita was preceded in death by sisters, Eloise Martin, and Helen Booher; and brother, Earl Boyd.
Funeral services will be noon today at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Dave Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service today at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online by visiting

Elizabeth Berry

Elizabeth Berry, 80, of South Point, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at South Point Church of Christ with Mark Aites officiating. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Michael Patrick

Michael Todd Patrick, 45, of Gallipolis, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.
Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Willow Wood. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at