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Obituaries-10/26/18

Terri Ann Runyon

May 16, 1973 — Oct. 24, 2018

Terri Ann Runyon, 45, of South Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley, Ironton. She was born May 16, 1973, in Huntington, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence “Jay” Castle Runyon; and a sister, Angela Kay Caulley.
Terri was a graduate of South Point High School and a member of Sheridan Freewill Baptist Church. She served 13 and a half years in the Army, where she was a staff sergeant.
Survivors include her parents, Terry T. Runyon and Nancy L. Dawson Runyon, of South Point; two sisters, Darla (Vance) Dray, of Gallipolis, and Virginia (Dan) Cantrell, of South Point; two brothers, William (Jennifer) Clemons, of Christiansburg, Virginia, and Douglas (Kerri) Clemons, of Fredricksburg, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, with pastor Randy Patrick and pastor Mike Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

 

Jeffrey Ray

Nov. 30, 1968 — Oct. 23, 2018

Jeffrey Allen Ray, 49, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at his residence. The Portsmouth native was born Nov. 30, 1968, the son of Alta Marie Horner Ray, of Wheelersburg, and the late Arthur Franklin Ray. He is also survived by his wife, Billie Cade Ray, whom he married July 4, 2016.
Jeffrey was a 1987 graduate of Portsmouth East High School and was a former maintenance worker for Shawnee Family Health Center for more than 15 years. He was an awesome man who loved fishing, hunting and truly loved spending time in the kitchen cooking.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Michelle Renee Ray; and a brother, James Ray.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by four brothers, Dale (Rachel) Ray, of Chillicothe, Frank Ray and Robert (Regina) Ray, both of Minford, and Ryan (Keeta) Ray, of Tallahassee, Florida; three sisters, Robyn Ray, of Tallahassee, Florida, Connie Demons, of New Hampshire, and Teresa Ellis, of Ironton; three stepchildren, Brian Cade, of Coal Grove, James Cade, of Ironton, and Craig (Tatiana) Pearson, of Baltimore, Maryland; his stepfather, Edward Collins; many grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
A service will be held at the convenience of the family and Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.