Oct. 15, 1933- April 16, 2018
Robert “Bob” Denver Sloan, 84, of Fredrick, Maryland, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 in Fredrick Memorial Hospital, Fredrick, Maryland. Mr. Sloan was born Oct. 15, 1933 in Lawrence County, a son of the late Patrick Sloan and Hilda Marie (Beals) Cope. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Ruth (Freeman) Sloan.
Mr. Sloan was a graduate of Coal Grove High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, his enlistment including being a part of the Korean War serving on the USS Manatee. He was a retired technical engineer for Allied Signal Chemical and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by sons; Tom (Christy) Sloan of Central, Louisiana and J.P. (Courtney) Sloan of New Market, Louisiana; sister: Janet Sue Cope Yates of Coal Grove; three grandchildren: Dustin Dupree, Sarah Sloan both of Central, Louisiana and Connor Sloan of New Market, Louisiana; four nieces and nephews: Bambi (Bernie) Hensley, Missy (Kevin) Jenkins both of Ironton, Chuck (Sharon) Yates of Beckley, West Virginia and Mac Yates of Coal Grove, and lifelong friend, “Meat” Compliment.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. 6th Street, Ironton, with Rev. Jim Beals officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, with military graveside rites provided by V.F.W. Post 8851. Visitation will be Friday, 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. To offer the Sloan family condolences, please visit: www.tracybrammerfh.com
April 28, 1929 — April 17, 2018
Andy Earl Thomas, 88, of South Point, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Greenup, Kentucky native was born April 28, 1929, a son of the late Lowell and Laura Bays Thomas.
Mr. Thomas attended Greenup County schools and was a former employee for the C&O Railroad, retiring in 1990 after more than 42 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War and was a member of the 497 F&AM Masonic Lodge in South Point. He was also a member of the El Hasa Shrine in Ashland, Kentucky, where he was a 32nd degree Mason and participated in the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and the Knights Templer. He was a member of the South Point First Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman, where he loved to hunt, fish and farm. He and his wife, Edna, were former owners/operators of Mom’s Kitchen in Ironton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Phillips Thomas, who passed away April 1, 1991; his second wife, Mildred Ferris Eicher Thomas, who passed away August 3, 2012; two sisters, Mabel Tackett and Hazel Middleton; four brothers, Paul Thomas, Lowell Thomas Jr., Creed Thomas and Charles Cecil Thomas; and three step-children, Judy Munro, Everett Meadows and Una Kay Jordan.
He is survived by two sons, Daniel (Mary) Thomas, of Ironton, and Rick Barrett, of South Point; a sister, Francis Bates, of Flatwoods, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Andrew Marshall Thomas, Danielle (Scott) Moore, twins, Clayton Earl Thomas, U.S. Navy-SH2, and Kristen Faith Thomas, who were born on Andy’s birthday, Zachariah Evan Barrett, Thomas James Barrett and Trevor Lemaster Barrett; two great-grandchildren, Ian Johnson and Jackson Moore; two stepchildren, Roger Dodson and Clayton Jerry Meadows; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and special caregiver, Darlene Carter.
Masonic services will be 11:45 a.m. and funeral services will follow at noon Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with his son, Daniel Thomas, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, and visitation will be 10-11:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Andrew Thomas, Jordan Eicher, Clayton Jerry Meadows, Jr., Clayton Earl Thomas, Zachariah Barrett, Thomas Barrett, Trevor Barrett.
Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
June 1, 1942 — April 16, 2018
Kenneth Paul Armstrong, 75, of Ironton, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky. Mr. Armstrong was born in Hamilton on June 1, 1942, a son to the late F. Earl and Rosella (Hiermer) Armstrong.
Mr. Armstrong was a 1960 graduate of Ironton High School and a 1964 graduate of Ashland Barber College. Mr. Armstrong retired after 34 years of service with Armco Steel. In 1958, Kenneth earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of the El Hasa Shrine and active in the Clown Unit, Royal Order of Jesters and was Potentate in 1990. Other memberships included the Eastern Star Chapter #404, Ironton Elks #177 (Life Member) and American Legion Post #0325. He was a member of Central Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Jeff Armstrong; brother, Robert Armstrong; two sisters, Mary Ann Laber and Lydia Rose Armstrong; stepdaughter, Jami Damron; and stepson, Mark Browning.
He is survived by two children, Chuck (Kelly) Armstrong and Kelli (Jeff) Karlich, both of Grove City; sister, Nancy (Mike) Corn, of Ironton; four grandchildren, Rachel Armstrong, Ryan Armstrong, Evan Karlich and Sarah Karlich, all of Grove City; stepdaughter, Beth (Glen) Fitzpatrick, of South Point; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Rob Hale and Jeff Karlich officiating. Prior to the funeral service, a Masonic service will begin at 12:45 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chuck Armstrong, Ryan Armstrong, Evan Karlich, Vic Hopper, Scott Laber, Rodney Armstrong and Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Corn and Pat Laber.
Memorial Donations may be made in Kenneth’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508. To offer condolences to the Armstrong family, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.
Kimball Junior Whitley, 88, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Cleora Miller Whitley.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
Sept. 26, 1926 — April 17, 2018
Glen “Dale” Holschuh, 91, of Scottown, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point. He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Willow Wood, son of the late Glen and Rosa Pugh Holschuh.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo McConnell Holschuh; and grandson-in-law, Darrin Cade.
He is survived by a son, Danny (Lori) Holschuh; a daughter, Deborah (Richard) Wiseman; six grandchildren, Dustin Holschuh, Sarah Cade, Scott Wiseman, Clint Wiseman, John Wiseman and Justin Wiseman; and three great-grandchildren, Levi, Ethan and Jacob Cade.
Dale attended Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, was a retired postmaster and owner of Holschuh Grocery in Scottown. He was a member of the Ohio Valley Masonic Lodge #536 F&AM in Crown City.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, by pastor Justin Berry with Masonic services at 1:45 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 1386 Township Road 165, Willow Wood, OH 45696. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
Fred J. Russell, 93, of Holiday, Florida, formerly of Chesapeake, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Virginia R. Russell.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.