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Carrie Sparks

Oct. 10, 1938 — Nov. 28, 2018

Carrie “Edith” Sparks, 80, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Lawrence County native was born Oct. 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Ira Clonch and Ruth Short Clonch Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Conrad “Conn” Sparks, who passed away April 28, 2015.
Edith was a 1956 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and was a former seamstress with Ashland Craft. She was a member of Myrtle Ridge Baptist Church in Kitts Hill.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Clara Mable Kitchen, of Grayson, Kentucky, and Lillie McAfee and Helen Fleming, both of Kitts Hill; and a brother, Willie “Bill” Clonch, of Kitts Hill.
She is survived by a daughter, Connie P. (Jade) McDonald, of Kitts Hill; a brother, Samuel (Mallie) Clonch, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; two grandsons, Gabriel Salyers and Jacob McDonald; two sisters-in-law, Caroline Clonch, of South Point, and Kathleen Sparks, of Delaware, Ohio; a special friend, Leon “Ken” Burcham; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Richard Carter and the Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Ice Creek Cemetery, and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.


June Byington

Feb. 27, 1926 — Nov. 23, 2018

June Anita (Levis) Byington, 92, of Ironton, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Harbor Healthcare of Ironton. The Lawrence County native was born Feb. 27, 1926, to the late Chris and Ruth (Berger) Levis. She was the wife of the late Harold Byington, who passed away May 15, 1997.
June graduated from Ironton High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed and loved many things in her life, such as reading, visiting the beach and flowers. But the love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was above all. June was a lifetime member of the Central Christian Church in Ironton.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Byington.
She is survived by sons, Greg (Teresa) Byington, of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Steve (Lori) Byington, of Ironton; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Byington, of Columbus; and a sister, Gay Black, of Ironton. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Lacey (Mike) Lynch, of California, Brett Byington, of Cincinnati, and Matt Byington, of Indianapolis, Indiana; and three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Cooper and Wyatt Lynch, all of California.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with pastor Willie Purdee officiating. Graveside services will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the Byington family by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com.