Published 7:22 am Monday, May 21, 2018

Robert Glanville

Dec. 8, 1921 — May 19, 2018

Robert T. Glanville, 96, of Ironton, passed away and went into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Jo-Lin Nursing Home (Harbor HealthCare), Ironton. The Ironton native was born Dec. 8, 1921, a son of the late John and Charlotte Johns Glanville. He was also preceded in death by two wives, Esther Cleary Glanville and Dorothy Lacey Glanville.
After graduating from Ironton High School in 1939, Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 as a motor sergeant, in the 94th Infantry Division. He served at the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as an operator of the pumping station of Ironton Water Works, then became superintendent of the flood control and sewer departments. Bob started working at the Dow Chemical plant at Hanging Rock as a maintenance foreman, where he retired in 1982.
Bob’s favorite hobbies were golfing, sewing and quilting. He was a longtime active member of First United Methodist Church of Ironton, where he served in many different capacities, including being instrumental in the construction of the educational building. Bob has a vast knowledge of the history of the church.
In addition to his parents and wives, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and John Cecil “Jack” Glanville; sister, Ruth Jones; and son, Robert T. Glanville Jr.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Ruth Ann (Jim) Hammond, of Ironton, and Kathy (Virgil) Bullion, of Ashland, Kentucky; two grandsons, Scott and Craig Glanville, of Huntington Beach, California; two step-grandchildren, Sean Kearins, of Ironton, and Bret Johnston, of Ashland, Kentucky; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as several nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Don Wollum and pastor Dwayne Young officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Ironton. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


DiAnne Sturgill

Dianne Frances Sturgill, 71, of Ironton, died Friday, May 18, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton.


Willard Nunley

The Rev. Willard Franklin Nunley, 83, of Willow Wood, died Friday, May 18, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Arnold Bennett

Arnold Ray Bennett, 78, of Proctorville, died Saturday, May 19, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Michael Stapleton

Michael Stapleton, 53, of Ironton, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Herbert Rose Jr.

July 22, 1946 — March 15, 2018

Herbert H. Rose Jr. (Hub), 71, of Deering, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2018, at Community Hospice Center, Ashland, Kentucky.
He was born July 22, 1946, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Herbert H. Rose Sr. and L. Avanelle Griffith Rose. Herb was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton. He graduated from Ironton High School in 1964, and had attended Ohio University Southern.
He was an employee of Armco and AK Steel, from where he retired in 1996. Herb loved music and dance from an early age. He loved to tap dance. He taught himself many instruments and was a member of many groups and organizations, including but not limited to, The Singing Kernels, Kelley’s Bridge, The Swing Daddy’s, Ohio University Southern Activity Band, Magic Touch, Old Friends, City Heat, Dick Hawkins Band, and had played many local weddings with his good friend, Paul Houston.
He was also a past secretary of the Musicians Union Local #691. He was always a great entertainer and had many stories he loved to tell, some tall and some true.
He was a member of the Deering Grange #2664, Lawrence County Deputy of the Ohio State Grange and a member of the Coal Grove Lions Club.
Herb is survived by his wife, Mary M. Smith Rose; his children, two sons, (Ret.) Lt. Col. Herbert H. Rose III and his wife, Sheryl, of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Frederick Shelton Rose, of Dublin, and one daughter, Laura M. Rose, of Ironton.
He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Colton Rose, OakLeigh Rose, and Sophia Rose, all of Castle Rock, Colorado, Artie Rose and Abby Rose, of Dublin, and Justin Brooks, of Ironton. He also leaves behind a wealth of beloved cousins and friends near and far.
A Celebration of Life Memorial took place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton, located at the corner of Fifth and Railroad streets.
In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a donation to the Ohio University Southern Activity Band or the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton’s music program.
Our lifelong friends at O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home, Ironton, assisted our family with preparations, and we are very thankful for them.