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Obituaries-01/17/18

Terri Martin

Aug. 27, 1957 — Jan. 12, 2018

Terri Lynn Martin (Gettys), 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. She was born Aug. 27, 1957, in Key West, Florida, the daughter of the late John R. and Myrtle (Lewis) Gettys.
Terri enjoyed garage sales, gardening, visiting thrift stores and going to the beach. She was employed at Shipper’s Automotive Group in Urbana.
Survivors include the love of her life, her dog, “Dusty;” her faithful soul mate of 17 years, Bob Coppess; two children, Michelle Bowshier and Michael Gettys (Shawna Sherrock), all of Springfield; three grandchildren, Mariah Bowshier, Ashley (Codey) Gossett and Austin Gettys; one great-grandchild, Henley Gossett; three sisters, Rae Ann (Jack) Howe, of Springfield, Donna Ream, of Urbana, and Tammy (Steve) Rust, of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with the wishes of Terri Martin, there will be no funeral or memorial service, but all are welcome to attend the celebration of Terri’s life to be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, Springfield.

James Ison

Feb. 22, 1939 — Jan. 14, 2018

James E. Ison, 78, of Pedro, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
The Lawrence County native was born Feb. 22, 1939, the son of the late Earl and Alice Joseph Ison. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Wilson Ison, who passed away in October 2009.
Mr. Ison was a former employee of National Mine Service Company retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Apostolic Church in Hanging Rock. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Ison.
He is survived by a son, James Ison, of Pedro; and a grandson, James Ray Ison, of Ironton.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Ison Family Cemetery with pastor Kenny Waller officiating. There will be no public visitation and Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Arnette Madden Jr.

Arnette E. Madden Jr., 42, of Ironton, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Dale Knipp officiating.  Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. To offer the family online condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.

Donald Harrah Jr.

Donald T. Harrah Jr., 76, of South Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. www.slackandwallace.com.