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 Fugitt, Helen Clay and Ruth Ravencraft.
Donald was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School, attended the Tri-State Baptist Temple in South Point, and served in the Army National Guard. He retired as a steelworker from Armco Steel in Ashland, Kentucky, and more recently, a service technician with X-Ray Vision.
Survivors include his wife, Debra 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; along with longtime friend and fishing buddy, Monte Aldridge.
Graveside services 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.
May 20, 1929 — Nov. 9, 2018
Anna Mae Adams, 89, of South Point, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born May 20, 1929, a daughter of the late Orville “Pete” and Dorothy Carman Webb. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Willis Adams, who passed away on Aug. 30, 2005.
Mrs. Adams attended Pedro schools and was a former clerk with the Lawrence County Community Action Organization for more than 16 years. She was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Ironton.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Webb; and two sisters, Wanda Howard and Pauline Pelfrey.
She is survived by a daughter, Kiplyn (David) Heighton, of South Point; two sons, Tommy Crance, of Ironton, and Ralph (Ruth) Hackworth, of Kitts Hill; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, with the Rev. Calvin Ray Evans officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funral Home, Ironton. On behalf of the family, special thanks to Hospice Care Center, especially Erica Watson and Teresa Davis. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Michael Eugene Nunley, 56, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. www.slackandwallace.com.
Debra Sue Bryant, 55, of Ashton, West Virginia, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
Martin Stapleton Sr.
Martin Lee Stapleton Sr., 60, of Ironton, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.