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Obituaries – 3/10/18

Ronald Hammond
Aug. 8, 1942 — Feb. 19, 2018

Ronald Bruce Hammond, 75, of Menifee, California, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Kindred Health Care in El Cajon, California. The Ironton native was born Aug. 8, 1942, the son of the late Ralph “June” and Marcella Hammond. Ron is survived by his wife, Gayla, his high school “sweetheart,” also an Ironton native.

Mr. Hammond was a 1960 graduate of Ironton High School and attended Florida State University, later graduating from Marshall University in 1965, majoring in psychology and speech communications. Ron was an outstanding athlete, garnering scholarships for football. Ron began his business career as a sales manager with Leader Tire and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and later excelled in leadership as sales and marketing manager for Ashland Oil Corporation, from which he retired in California. Ron was a hero to his siblings, wife, children and grandchildren.

He is also survived by sister, Gloria Matney, of Ironton; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Patty Hammond, of Flagler Beach, Florida; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Victoria Hammond, of Hilliard; son and daughter-in-law, J.C. and Holly Hammond, of Monroe, Louisiana; son, Brent Hammond, of Walpole, New Hampshire; daughter-in-law, Candace Hammond, of Plaistow, New Hampshire; son, Todd Hammond, of Haverhill, Massachusetts; daughter and son-in-law, Krissy and Chris Scollin, of Raymond, New Hampshire; stepson, James Meyer, of Dresden; and stepdaughter, Shelley Devries Gerber, of San Diego, California.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Jake, Jack, Blake, Dani, Brianna, Emma, Liam, Alyssa, Paige, Taylor, Nevada and Jonathan; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Per Ron’s wishes, there will be no formal, public funeral services. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, donations may be made in Ron’s name to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=donate_home#.Wo7dgGaZNE4
Jack Chapman
Dec. 4, 1950- March 6, 2018

Jack Raymond Chapman, 67, of Ironton, formerly of Wheelersburg, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Community Hospice of Ashland, Kentucky. He was born in Ironton on Dec. 4, 1950, to Jack and Ruth (Pennington) Chapman. Jack worked as a laborer for a Dairy Grocery Store. In his spare time he enjoyed watching westerns, conducting Bible study at his home, and was a church deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Joseph Chapman of Dayton; daughter, Shauna Hernandez and special friend, Brandon Dixon of Ironton; mother, Ruth King of Ironton; five grandchildren, Thalia Hernandez, Jonathon, Molly, Trent, and Emma Chapman; and one great-granddaughter, Bella Marie Chapman. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Chapman and a brother, Wayne Chapman.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. on Sunday at D.W. Swick-Nelson Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastor Allen Lee officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com.
Bette Fisher
Feb. 16, 1945 — Feb. 8, 2018

Betty Lou (Hinman) Fisher, 72, of Kitts Hill, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Florida Hospital in Sebring, Florida, surrounded by her husband and children.
Bette was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Muscatine, Iowa, a daughter of the late Lyle Sr. and Vera Hinman. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Fred C. Fisher, whom she married Aug. 21, 1965.

Bette attended the University of Iowa, where she became a certified X-ray technician in 1965. After having her third child, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom until she returned to college in 1984 to pursue a teaching degree at Ohio University. With her love of learning, she went on to get a Master’s degree at Marshall University. Her first teaching job was at St. Joe, and then she moved on to teach at Rock Hill High School and Ohio University. She was also a talented crafter. In the late 70s, she learned chair caning from a museum in Cincinnati and used that knowledge to start her own business. She also loved sewing, needlepoint, crochet, making dolls and teddy bears, weaving baskets, and most recently, woodcarving. She was a member of the Lake Placid Art League. She loved books and was an avid reader, instilling that love in her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ironton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Lisa (Rich) Saxby, of Ironton, Kathy (David) Asbery, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Derick (Johnna) Fisher, of Forestdale; nine grandchildren, Emma Saxby, Megan Saxby, Jacob Saxby, Kadin Asbery, Cullen Asbery, Liam Asbery, Elliana Asbery, Derika Fisher and Derington Fisher.

A celebration of life will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 16 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton. Please come and share your stories.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bette’s name to either www.copdfoundation.org or the First Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Fifth St., Ironton, OH 45638.

James Click
Aug. 10, 1938- March 6, 2018

James Richard Click, 79, of Ironton, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton native was born on Aug. 10, 1938, a son of the late Bert Click and Mabel (Carey) Click. Mr. Click was married to Cecelia (Tuell) Click on June 14, 1971. James graduated from Dawson-Bryant High School and retired from Matney Trucking as a truck driver. He attended New Life Church in Huntington, West Virginia and was a Free Mason.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother: Leonard Click; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Louise Tuell; and a brother-in-law, Daniel Tuell.

James is survived by his loving spouse of 46 years, Cecelia; two daughters, Theresa (Click) Maddy of Coal Grove, and Jamie (Click) Grace of Coal Grove; three granddaughters, Tera (Anthony) Crabtree of South Point, Samantha (Nick) Harder of Sumter, South Carolina and Ashley Sturgill (Daryl Wells) of Greenup, Kentucky; two grandsons, Scott (Kelli) Sturgill of Kitts Hill, and Robbie (Jimi) Sharp of Coal Grove; a sister, Joann Miller of South Point; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service at the convenience of the family. Flowers may be sent to the Click residence. Online condolences can be given at www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Maybelle McNeely
Maybelle McComas McNeely, 88, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia.
Funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, West Virginia.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Wylie
Dorothy Wylie, 90, of South Point, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home in South Point. Arrangements are incomplete. Schneider-Hall Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Condolences can be expressed o the family at www.schneiderhallfuneralhome.com
Arnold Ferguson
Arnold Ferguson, 73, of Proctorville, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
Roberta Fulks
Roberta Sheets Fulks, 86, of Proctorville, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at home. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Fulks.

Funeral service will be conducted 4:30 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.
Visitation will be 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.