Nov. 2, 2018
Margaret Ann (Cannon) Henneman, 96, formerly of Ashland, passed away on Nov. 2, 2018, at her residence in Athens, Georgia.
Mrs. Henneman was a retired Ashland Independent Schools’ business teacher, at Paul G. Blazer High School, and Coles-Putnam and Verity middle schools. She was beloved by many students across the years.
Born in Ironton, she was the fifth child of Albert and Augusta (Geswein) Cannon.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert “Bob” Henneman; her parents; eight siblings, Bert, Rita, Ruth, Kathleen, Bill, Jack, Gene, Tom; and four nieces, Mary, Cindy, Paula, and Judy.
Margaret is survived by a large loving family, in whom she delighted, including generations of many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Gene) Cannon and Sally (Tom) Cannon; and three daughters, Barbara “Bobbie” Henneman, of Pennsylvania, Linda Henneman, of Georgia, and daughters Eliza Rothstein of Oregon and Margo Rothstein, of Colorado, and their dad, Mitchell Rothstein, of Georgia; Carol Jean Henneman-Spence, her husband Dan Spence, and his son Paul Spence, all of New Mexico.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Ironton, married a former Holy Family High School basketball star, and while raising children and working part-time, started taking classes at Ashland Community College and 10 years later received a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University.
One of her most prized possessions was her class ring from Marshall. She subsequently earned a Master’s in Business Education from Morehead State University.
Prior to her career in teaching, she worked for Dr. Hugh L. Ray, the PepsiCola Co., Ashland Inc., and the E.J. Merrill Drug Company (Ironton).
She was a member several Ashland organizations, including Holy Family Church, Boyd County Retired Teachers, Beta Sigma Phi sorority (Epsilon Master Chapter), Friends of Hospice, Elks Auxiliary #350, and Roadrunners. She was an avid bridge and euchre player, a charter member of the Arcoettes, and a much-loved Girl Scout Leader to Troop 41. She enjoyed talking to everyone, and when she moved to Georgia in 2013, she made
new friends, but remained loyal to the UK Wildcats. She had a beautiful smile, a warm laugh, and a generous spirit.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland. On Friday, there will be visitation from 10-11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, with funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family School, 932 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101, or to help any teacher of your
choice through DonorsChoose.org.
March 22, 1949 — Nov. 3, 2018
Belinda Littlejohn, 69, of Coal Grove, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.
Mrs. Littlejohn was born March 22, 1949, in Ironton, a daughter to the late Donald and Lillian “Sis” (Bryant) Henry.
She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Douglas Ronald Littlejohn, who passed away in 2004.
Mrs. Littlejohn was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed crafting and spending time at the Hillbilly and Milton flea markets, where she and her husband would sell their flower arrangements. She enjoyed helping people, reading, family gatherings and loved her cats. She had attended Zoar Missionary Baptist Church and Sheridan Missionary Baptist Church in South Point.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce “B.J.” Henry; and a sister, Suzanne Clark.
She is survived by a son, Brandon Littlejohn, of Coal Grove; a daughter, Buffy (Jeremy) Hanshaw, of Coal Grove; a sister, Denise Bowman, of Coal Grove; five grandchildren, Sheena Littlejohn, Jordan Hanshaw, Shelby Littlejohn, Paiton Hanshaw and Hunter Littlejohn; and a great grandchild, Harper Julian.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. 6th St., Ironton, with Pastor Jim Pridemore officiating.
Burial will follow in Zoar cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer the Littlejohn family condolences, please visit: www.tracybrammerfh.com
Dec. 5, 1953 — Nov. 3, 2018
Ralph Edward Branam, 64, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at his residence.
The Ashland, Kentucky native was born Dec. 5, 1953, a son of the late William Branam Jr. and June Hicks Branam Bryan.
Mr. Branam attended Ironton High School and was a former employee for Gulf Chemical and Rollyson’s Aluminum. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two sons, Ralph Branam Jr., of Ironton, and Bryan Scott Hammond, of Coal Grove; a daughter, Amanda Hammon, of Florida; two sisters, Ellen (George) Butler, of Greenup County, Kentucky, and Billie Broughton, of Ironton; and eight grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service held at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton is assisting the family. To offer condolences please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.