Published 9:47 am Monday, February 26, 2018

Doris Miller

March 6, 1930 – Feb. 23, 2018

Doris Elaine Miller, 87, of Kitts Hill, was received into the arms of her Savior Jesus, as her Heavenly Father welcomed her home on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. She was surrounded by her three daughters; granddaughter, Kelly; and sister-in-Christ, Darlene Arthur, at Harbor Healthcare in Ironton.
She was born March 6, 1930 in Huntington, West Virginia, a daughter of the late John and Bessie McDowell Campbell. Her parents and husband of 57 years, Winfred “W.O” Miller, were waiting in Heaven to spend eternity with her.
She was a faithful member for over 35 years of Arabia Baptist Church. Her neighbors and friends were blessed by her presence. She was the sweetest and most wonderful mother of Susie (John C.) Pratt, Sally (Pete) Fetter, Mary (Donnie) Adkins and John Winfred Miller. Her 10 grandchildren were blessed by her love and her 20 great grandchildren were precious to her. She was a kind and thoughtful sister of Patty (Don) Thacker. All who are living to take her memory with them until we are all together in Heaven forever.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake, with Pastor Ron Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake.
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Carrie Payton

April 17, 1924 – Feb. 20, 2018

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Carrie Eathel (Knipp) Payton, 93, of Alliance, went home to be reunited with her husband and family on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 9 a.m. from her home in Alliance.
Born on April 17, 1924 in Lawrence County to William Louis and Lou Minta (Barker) Knipp, she lived in Alliance since 1965.
Carrie was member of Freewill Baptist Church and worked at Taylorcraft as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. Carrie enjoyed quilting and cooking. She especially loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie (Jeffrey) Hines of Alliance; four sons, Everett (Ada) Payton of St. James, Missouri, William, Donald and Lonnie (Tottie) Payton, all of Alliance; 28 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Beth and Barb Payton; a sister, Susan Bryant, of Niles; a brother, John Henry Knipp, of Alliance; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Okel Dempsey “Jack” Payton, whom she married on Nov. 6, 1944 and who died on March 29, 1988; her three sons, Marvin, Garland and James Payton; two daughters, Evelyn and Carol Payton; a daughter-in-law, LaVonne Payton; her parents; a sister, Clara Walters; six brothers, Charles, Billie Lee, Fred, Jesse, Dempsey “Arvil” and Jack Knipp
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton, with Brother Dale Knipp officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Buckhorn Cemetery, Decatur.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Knipp – Barker Family Park, c/o Fred Knipp, 86 Township Rd. 347, Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences and share memories, please visit at

Larry Bo Messenger

Larry Bo Messenger, 72, of Ironton, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Elkins Messenger.
Private family services will be held. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Freddie Johnson

Freddie Johnson, 59, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.
He worked as a press operator for the Herald-Dispatch.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Donna Wilson Callicoat

Aug. 20, 1938 – Feb. 23, 2018

Donna Wilson Callicoat, 79 of Ironton, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. She was born Aug. 20, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Blankenship.
She is survived by a son, Mark Wilson, of Ironton; two granddaughters, Amanda (Joe) Fraley, of Coal Grove, and Ashley (Brandon) Heighton, of South Point. Also, four great grandchildren, Ella and Easton Fraley, and Brynleigh and Brigham Heighton; a brother, Kenneth (Brenda) Blankenship, of Proctorville; a sister, Linda Colville, of Ironton; a sister-in-law, Lovetta Stephenson, of Lousiana; and a brother-in-law, Gary Wilson, of Virginia.
Survivors also include three nephews, Kenneth Blankenship II, Steve Diamond and Randy Colville; three nieces, Barbara Cecil, Carma Lynn Russo and Gail Harbour; and three local cousins, Mariam Thomas, Janice Heaberlin and Jane Morris.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dunfee Wilson, her second husband, Dale Callicoat, a sister, Betty Jo Blankenship, and a special friend and caretaker, Bill Rowe.
After graduation from Dawson Bryant in 1956, Donna worked at Kresge’s for a short period of time before being employed at the Lawrence County Treasurer’s office. She worked at the Lawrence County Treasurer’s office for seven years before she left to become a mother and homemaker.
Donna attended the Kelley’s Bridge Independent Baptist Church the last several years of her life.
The family wishes to thank the Sanctuary of Ohio Valley for the excellent care given to Donna during her declining years, and Community Hospice for the care given to Donna her final days.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 South 6th Street, Ironton, with Brother John Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
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Rachel Maxine Jenkins

Jan. 10, 1932- Feb. 23, 2018

Rachel Maxine Jenkins, 86, of South Point, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. She was born Jan. 10, 1932 in South Point, a daughter of the late Roy and Rosa Pearl Adkins Curtis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Floyd, Dallas, John, Robert and Joe; two sisters, Delores and Reva; and two grandchildren.
Rachel is survived by her children, Joseph (Beth) Jenkins, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Nancy C. Barnes, of Vincent, Phyllis (Danny) Bright, of Henderson, West Virginia, Pauline Yates, of South Point, Mary Ann (Steve) Grady, of Vincent, and William Jenkins of South Point; a sister, Ruth; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be noon on Tuesday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with David Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may visit from 11 a.m.-noon before the service. Condolences to the family may be expressed at