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Obituaries – 12/28/16

Kathleen Bonzo
July 8, 1949 — Dec. 20, 2017
Kathleen “Kathy” Bonzo, 68, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kathy was born July 8, 1949, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a daughter to the late George Robert and Mary T. (Gallo) Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bonzo, who passed away Nov. 22, 2014.
Mrs. Bonzo received her associate degree from the University of San Diego.  Kathy was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Reserves. While she was serving our great nation, she was a communications expert in the U.S. Pentagon and in Portugal. Kathy was patriotic and loved her country.  While in the service, she met the love of her life, Charles, who also served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a senior chief on both diesel and nuclear submarines.  After leaving the service she moved to Ironton, with her husband and went to work as a senior bookkeeper for Ashland, Inc.. She had a passion for learning, and continued her education at Ohio University Southern.  Kathy loved her family, and her dogs Bowzer, Lucky and Penny.  She enjoyed the outdoors and walking to the river.  She was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Hayes, who served in the U.S. Marines during Vietnam War.
Kathy is survived by a daughter, Dr. Laura (Teague) Bonzo-Sims, of Lexington, Kentucky; one grandson, Griffin Sims of Lexington, Kentucky; two brothers, Brian Hughes and Timothy Hughes; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be noon, Saturday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton, with the Rev. James Cremeans officiating.   Friends and family may visit Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.  Military rites will be performed by VFW Post 8850. Condolences may be made to the Bonzo family by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com

Onley McCarty
Onley Irwin McCarty, 83, of Ironton, died. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Munoz McCarty.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton, with Pastor Dewey McCarty officiating. Burial will follow in Bowling Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Billy Aliff
Billy Lee Aliff, 82, of Proctorville, Ohio, formerly of South Point, husband of Joan Aliff, died Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, West Virginia. A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by Pastor Steve Williams.  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Christopher Black
Oct 10, 1958 — Dec. 25, 2017
Christopher Black was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at Ashland Community Hospice.
The Ironton native was born Oct. 10, 1958, the son of the late John Fredrick Black and Gay Levis Black of Ironton. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Shala Scherer Black. He was a new member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, a member of The Knights of Columbus, and the VFW.
Chris was a graduate of Ironton High School class of 1976, and attended University of Kentucky and Marshall University. He worked for over 30 years as a trade carpenter in Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Chris loved life and didn’t sweat the small stuff.  He was always kind and  generous and never in a hurry. Chris had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh.  He was an avid sports fan, trivia player and music lover. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden, spending time with his many good friends, or simply sitting on his front porch.
In addition to his wife, Chris is survived by his mother, Gay Black; sister, Susie (David) Lawless; brother-in-law, Tony (Cathy) Scherer; sister-in-law, Stephanie (Woody) Hall; many first cousins and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John C. Jenkins, Ken Auble, Steve Byington, T.C. (Tom) Jones, Scott Williams and Joe Mason. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Collins, Jerry Murnahan and Michael McDaniels.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. – noon Saturday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home. Funeral will immediately follow at Saint Joseph Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Chris requested donations be made to the Ironton Catholic Schools Building Fund. Po. Box 499 Ironton, OH 45638 or Community Hospice 1538 Central Ave. Ashland, KY 41101.

Pamela Booher
Oct. 19, 1955 — Dec. 25, 2017
Pamela Sue Booher, 62, of Waterloo, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. The Waterloo, Ohio native was born Oct. 19, 1955, a daughter of the late Elisha and Edith Boggs Daniels. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Booher.
Pamela was a graduate of Symmes Valley High School and received her Associates Degree in accounting. She was a former employee for AK Steel in the mobile maintenance for 25 years, retiring in 2004 and attended Forest Ridge Church in Waterloo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two half sisters, Phyllis and Ruth; and a brother-in-law, Ray Mart.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lori (Rick) Carpenter, of Waterloo; a son, Michael Booher, of Waterloo; a sister, Irene Mart, of Waterloo; a brother, Michael Daniels, of Ironton; four grandchildren, Faith Carpenter, Grant Carpenter, Brock Carpenter and Alec Carpenter.
Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. There will be no services scheduled. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

John Bundy
John A. “Red” Bundy, 80, of Ironton, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be noon Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with pastor Dennis Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Hanging Rock Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Corene Osborn
Corene Osburn, 76, of Proctorville, died Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.  A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday December 29, 2017 at Patrick Cemetery, Wayne, West Virgnia.  There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.