Published 8:04 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

Juanita Kincaid

Aug. 27, 1924 — June 2, 2018

Juanita would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time, and job security is exactly 110 percent. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place, where she will be socializing, knitting, cooking and reading to her heart’s content. Music, humming, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious, you never gain an ounce, and chocolate milkshakes are available 24-7.
This is the story of Juanita (Nete) Conkle Milleson Kincaid. Her story begins in Ironton, born Aug. 27, 1924, oldest daughter of Dr. Walter S. Conkle and Norma Wohlgemuth Conkle. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, card player and social butterfly. Mother’s pure heart never met a stranger or a person who wouldn’t benefit from a little well-intentioned advice. She was always ready to volunteer, whether it be school, church or museum for her children, friends and community.
Nete graduated from Ironton High School in 1941. She attended Ohio Wesleyan, and, after one semester, she left and married the love of her life, Dr. Phillip M. Milleson, formerly of Shelbyville, Indiana, who was then practicing Optometry in Ironton with Dr. Conkle at the Ironton Vision Center, which was first located on Center Street until moving to South Sixth Street.
In 1944, she started her family with Carol Ann Milleson Niehaus (Jack, deceased), of Cincinnati, while Phillip was stationed in Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas during World War II. Over 23 years, they added five more children, Claudia Kay Milleson Brammer (Richard, deceased), of Wheelersburg, Dr. Steven C. Milleson (Leslie), of Ironton, Jenifer Jo Milleson Alderman (David), of Cottontown, Tennessee, Dr. James Eugee Milleson (Aleisha), of Ironton, and John Phillip Milleson (Delilah).
Juanita was one of the founding members of a Bridge Club in Ironton, which was active for many years. In the summer, she could be found at Sta Tan Pool, playing C&O all afternoon and keeping up with her kids’ activities. Phil and Juanita enjoyed traveling with their motor home or staying at their Myrtle Beach home most of their summers. Juanita also worked for some time at the Ironton Vision Center.
Juanita joined her family in heaven on Saturday, June 2, 2018, where she was in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was 93 years young.
She is survived by her second husband, Gerald Kincaid, of Louisville, Kentucky, whom she married in 2005; a sister, Eileen Conkle Smith (James), of Oxford; her six children; 12 grandchildren, Scott Niehaus, Stacey Niehaud Malone, Shanna Brammer Murphy, Nathan Brammer, Dr. Niki Milleson, Dr. Patrick Milleson, David Alderman, Katir Alderman, Briand Alderman, Lindsey Milleson, Tyler Milleson and Trenton Milleson; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Rase Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, and visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), 322 Eighth Ave., seventh floor, New York, NY 10001 in her memory. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


John Aldridge

Feb. 11, 1960 — June 5, 2018

John Ray Aldridge, 58, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center-Ironton Campus. The Ironton native was born Feb. 11, 1960, a son of the late Burnal and Mary Mosley Aldridge. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Skaggs Aldridge, whom he married Dec. 20, 1977.
John attended Rock Hill High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former lawn care worker for more than 10 years and loved his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Johnny Ray Aldridge and April Dawn Aldridge; and a granddaughter, Katherine Aldridge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Burnal (Crissy) Aldridge, Fred Aldridge, Frank (Christy) Aldridge and Eugene (Stacy) Aldridge; and many sisters, brothers, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Eric Barnes officiating. 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


John Ellis

John L. Ellis, 84, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.


Sherman Sibert

Sherman Allen Sibert, 54, died Sunday, June 3, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.