Published 10:42 am Saturday, October 14, 2017

John Daniels

Dec. 1, 1954 — 2017

John Eric Daniels, 62, of Ironton, passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer. The Ironton native was born Dec. 1, 1954, a son of Edith Bruce Daniels, of Ironton, and the late Ray Daniels.
He is survived by his wife and true companion of 30 years, Debra Ferguson Daniels, whom he married Aug. 27, 2016.
John attended Ironton High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. He was a self-employed carpenter and of the Baptist faith. John had a great sense of humor and was a true comedian. He always graced us with a laugh and made light of hardship situations.
In addition to John’s father, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Jerry and Elva Bruce; paternal grandparents, May Daniels and Erie Hopkins; mother and father-in-law, Robert and Dixie Simms; sisters, Janice Daniels and Linda Daniels; and a nephew, Timothy Mills.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by two sons, Jon Daniels and Brad (Quin) Sharp; four daughters, Megan Daniels, Mindi Daniels, Jesse Darby and Jessica (Brian) Collier; a niece, Shanna Daniels; two nephews, Chris Daniels and Derek Daniels; brothers at heart, Steve Walters and Bud David; and 12 grandchildren, Nicole, Garrett, Gracie, Gunner, Casen, Adam, Wyatt, Eli, Saulen, Jake, Anna and Jack.
He also had many friends young and old, near and far, here and gone- you know who you are.
A Celebration of Life will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. The family would like to express their thanks to the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley and Community Hospice for their care of John. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Taylor Johnson

Aug. 11, 2017 — Oct. 12, 2017

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Taylor Rena Johnson, born Aug. 11, 2017, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Betty Workman and Josh Johnson; maternal grandparents, Richard and Sandy Workman; paternal grandparents, Troy and Debbie Bentley; great-grandmother, Trudy Stump; a brother, Marcus Kee; and a sister, Hailey Peterman. Private family services will be conducted at a later date.

Heather Goodman

Heather Marie Goodman, 38, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Greenbottom Cemetery, Lesage, West Virginia. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

Donald Gasper

Donald Eugene Gasper, 79, of Coal Grove, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

JoAnn Perdue

JoAnn Perdue, 75, of South Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with pastor Rick Perdue officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Burlington. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

James Donley

James Everett Donley, 47, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his residence. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. To offer condolences to the family, please visit