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Donald Barker

May 16, 1949 — Nov. 7, 2018

Donald R. Barker, 69, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 16, 1949, in Dayton, son of the late Robert and Juanita Bowman Barker.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, David Barker; six half-siblings, Glen Barker, Bob Barker, Doris Bowman, Marie Fuggit, Helen Clay and Ruth Ravencraft.
Donald was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and attended the Tri-State Baptist Temple.
Survivors include his wife, Debora A. Avery Barker; four children, Melissa “Missy” (John) Marcello, of South Point, Tonya (Kevin) Kobi, of South Point, Ryan Barker, of Ironton, and Amber (Josh) Townsend, of Ironton; two sisters, Betty Barker Craddock, of South Point, and Eva (Mark) Staton, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; three brothers, Ernie (Rita) Barker, of Ironton, Kenny (Genny) Barker, of Ironton, and Jimmy (Sherri) Barker, of Kitts Hill; one half-sister, Pearl Smith, of Ironton; one half-brother, John Paul Barker, of Ashland, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Scott Bryant, Laurie (Wes) Harmon, Julie (Mike) Bias, Haley Marcello, Karson and Kamryn Kobi, and Gavin and Addyson Townsend; two great-grandchildren, Jerimy Allen and Weston Harmon; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Cemetery, Deering, with the Rev. Robert Barker and pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice, Ashland, Kentucky, or OSU-The James Cancer Center, Columbus, in Donald’s memory. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.


Leroy Huber

Aug. 2, 1931 — Oct. 27, 2018

Leroy Huber, 87, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at his residence. The Altoona, Pennsylvania native was born Aug. 2, 1931, the son of the late Oscar N. and Christine Kline Huber. He is survived by his wife of three years, Bonnie Lou Seagraves Smith Huber.
Mr. Huber was a U.S. Army veteran and a former school bus driver for the Perry County School District. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland, Kentucky, and loved to fish and tell stories. He loved football and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward Huber, Morgan Huber, Wilfred Huber and Joseph Huber; and three sisters, Dorothy, Mary and Adelaide.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lee F. Huber, of Roanoke, Virginia; four daughters, Teresa Jewell, of Cincinnati, Tina Allgood, of Garfield, Kentucky, Yvonne Ito, of Seattle, Washington, and Rocklyn, of Kentucky; four sisters, O’lean (Dave) Keiffer and Delores, Berenice and Eleanor; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at a later date at the convenience of the family. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family with arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


Clarence Blair Jr.

Clarence Edward Blair Jr., 39, of South Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.


Mildred Petry

Mildred Jeanette Petry, 84, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.