Charles Jarrett III
Dec. 14, 1948 — March 19, 2018
Charles Wm. Jarrett III, 69, of Ironton, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. The Charleston, West Virginia native was born Dec. 14, 1948, a son of the late Charles W. Jarrett II and Marcelia Gwendeline Gonzalis.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Leadingham Jarrett, whom he married Nov. 22, 1995.
Charles was a Professor of Sociology at Ohio University Southern Campus for 35 years, having received a Doctorate Degree, and attended both Marshall University and The Ohio State University. He was a devoted research sociologist who studied diversity and the cultural enrichment of the Gullah culture on Hilton Head Island.
Among his many accolades was a Regional Education Outstanding Professor Award in 2017 and recognition in Ohio Magazine’s 2014 “Excellence in Education” section for his dedication to research and students.
Charles was also awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member on numerous occasions for Ohio University Southern Campus. He attended Franklin Furnace Independent Baptist Church in Franklin Furnace. A passion was music, particularly playing the drums. Charles started out with the Mighty Mojos and kept his love of drumming fresh with his most recent band, Dr. J’s All Star Band. This band was formed to play a vital role in the spiritual awareness of the OU Campus and serve as a catalyst for social change in the community.
Charles also loved sports, in which he was an avid basketball player, as well as a huge fan of baseball and football, specifically the WVU Mountaineers.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Jacob Jarrett, of Ironton; stepchildren, Gina Thayer, of Houston, Texas, Susan Wallace, of Huntington, West Virginia, and Peter Langer, of South Point; and two aunts, Collie Foster and Priscilla Deskins, both of Scott Depot, West Virginia.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ohio University Southern Bowman Auditorium in the Collins Center with pastor Denny Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Leadingham Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the university. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Franklin Furnace Independent Baptist Church Youth Building, 100 Seneak Ave., Franklin Furnace, OH 45629. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
March 30, 1921 — March 19, 2018
Elmer “Joe” Bowman, 96, of Ironton, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born March 30, 1921, a son of the late Asa and Eva Butler Bowman.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, M. Maxine Bennett Lewis Bowman, whom he married June 23, 1973.
Mr. Bowman attended school in Pedro and was a U.S. WWII Army veteran. He was a former employee of the Dayton Malleable Iron Company for more than 20 years and was a member of the Arabia Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the AMVETS in Ironton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenna Knipp; three sons, Danny Bowman, Duane Lewis and Eddie Lewis; and brothers and sisters, Melvin Bowman, Willard Bowman, Hazel Graves, Arbenia Chatfield, Helen Boles and Richard Bowman.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sherry Bowman, of Ironton; a son, Joseph “Joe” (Lori) Bowman, of Ironton; foster son, David Johnson, of Dayton, Tennessee; stepdaughter, Linda L. (Greg) Fox, of Kitts Hill; a stepson, Jeffrey O. (Patty) Lewis, of Ironton nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Penny Lewis, of Ironton; and a son-in-law, Homer Knipp, of Ironton.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastors Ronnie Henderson and Ryan McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites by the V.F.W. Post 8850 and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Alfreda Ann Haynes, 85, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Heritage Center, Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.
William Counts, 87, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.
May 4, 1922 — March 19, 2018
Dorothy “Dot” Richards, of Ironton, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2018. Mrs. Richards was born May 4, 1922, in Wellston, a daughter to the late Hoyt and Marie (Fair) Aldridge.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver Richards, who passed away May 6, 2001.
Dot was a 1940 graduate of Wellston High School. Dot lived a long and happy life of 95 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed several hobbies, including being a HAM Radio Operator, License Number WA8BLI, and she was also an avid bowler until recent years and loved playing cards. Dot attended St. Paul Lutheran Church.
She is survived by son, Mike (Joni) Richards; two grandsons, Tony (Andrea) Emmanuel and Bobby (Hope) Crabtree; and four great-grandchildren, Loralei, Raegan, Greyson and Maya.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Wayne Rollins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. To offer the Richards family online condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.