Published 3:22 pm Friday, November 10, 2017

Carl Brose

Carl Thomas “Tom” Brose, of Milton, formerly of Ironton, left his earthly home Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. His battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) was over, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and the mother of his children, Helen Jackie Brose.
He leaves behind his wife, Judy, with whom he had 44 wonderful years.
He also leaves behind his blended family of eight children to mourn his loss, J.B. Caldwell, Carla (Al) Salyers, Carolyn Eastham, Amy (Bil) Neal, with whom he made his home, Connie Brose, Christine (Mario) Drake, Tomi (Craig) Adkins, and Joe (Hollie) Brose; his grandchildren, Kevin, Amanda (Mike), Kacy (Dustin), Josh, Michele (Brian), Jaclyn, Anne-Marie (John), Anthony, Daniel, Myriah (Wade), Katie, Owen, Gretchen, Christian and Piper; his great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Maggie; and his fur baby, Buddy.
Tom retired from S&S Beauty Supply, where he won many awards. Tom was also an avid golfer, was president of The Ohio State Left-Handers Association, and was a lifelong member of the Ironton Country Club.
He was also a proud member of the Ohio Association of Gideons International.
Tom had his body donated to The Marshall University Med School, in hopes to find a cure for MDS.
The family would like to thank his family doctor, Angie Lewis, and her husband, Ron. They were much more than his doctor, they were family. The family would also like to thank all of the staff at Bellefonte Infusion Lab, Cancer Center of Bellefonte, with whom he spent so much time with, the American Red Cross and all of the selfless donors who graciously donated blood, and the Hospice of Huntington for making his final days peaceful.
Tom also requested that his service is not to be a funeral, but a celebration of life, and requested that all who attend to please wear red, white and blue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton, Hospice, or the American Red Cross. Please remember to also donate blood to the American Red Cross in Tom’s memory.
A celebration of life will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Sharon Baptist Church, Ironton, with Steve Harvey and Cliff Hartley officiating. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Phyllis Rodgers

April 19, 1941 — Nov. 6, 2017

Phyllis W. Rodgers, 76, of Newport, North Carolina, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at the Carteret County General Hospital in Newport, North Carolina.
The Huntington, West Virginia native was born April 19, 1941, a daughter of the late Cran and Ethel Maude Shockey Weaver. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E. Rodgers, who passed away March 17, 1994.
Mrs. Rodgers was a graduate of Holy Family School and was a former paralegal for King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, where she retired from. She was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Newport, North Carolina, and enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch, reading the Bible and watching TV.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Christopher W. Rodgers.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Quick and Lynn (Matthew) Eaches, both of Ladysmith, Virginia; a son, Phillip (Virginia) Rodgers, of Havelock, North Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Penny Rodgers Coleman, of Ironton; grandchildren, Rachel Smith Young, Joshua Smith, Zachary Smith, Jamie Rodgers, Nicholas Rodgers, Rebekah Eaches, Matthew Eaches Jr., Stefanie Rodgers, Phillip Rodgers Jr., Kayla Thatcher, Kelsy Rodgers and Katherine Rodgers; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, and visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

John Blake Jr.

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John Garland Blake Jr., 75, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at or

Ronald Adkins

Ronald V. Adkins, 85, of Chesapeake, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.