Oct. 20, 1935 — Feb. 7, 2019
Wanda Mae Brammer, 83, of Ironton, gained her heavenly wings Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Harbor Health Care, Ironton. Mrs. Brammer was born Oct. 20, 1935, a daughter to the late William and Chloe (Leonard) Friend. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Brammer, who passed away Aug. 12, 2010.
Mrs. Brammer was a graduate of Ironton High School. Mrs. Brammer worked for a short time out of the home as a typist for The Ironton Tribune and later as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney’s and Gabler’s Clothing Store. Her true passion and love was being a mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife and homemaker. Mrs. Brammer was a member of Central Christian Church, where she was part of the church choir, allowing her beautiful alto voice to spread the good news of her savior to others through music. She also enjoyed singing in duets and with musical groups. She was active in her church and always held onto her faith in God. She always thought of her neighbors and cared for all the children in her neighborhood. She was a shining example to others by her willingness to share God’s love, compassion and kindness to others.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Gerald “Jerry” Brammer; granddaughter, Whitney Nicole Johnson; and eight siblings, Evelyn Miller, Joann Pauley, Mary Campbell, Betty Conaway, Madelyn Bowles, Jim Friend, Bobby Friend and David Friend.
She is survived by two special daughters, Tammy (Phillip) Johnson and Kim (Darrell) McFann, both of Ironton; the light of her life, grandson, Corey (Kristen) Belville, of Huntington, West Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Kaylen and Carter Belville, of Huntington, West Virginia; and sister, Helen Lumsden, of Georgia.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church, Ironton, with minister Willie Purdee officiating. A committal service will be held at a later date. The Brammer family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. To offer the Brammer family condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.
April 20, 1952 — Feb. 8, 2019
Charles Austin Russell, 66, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson. He was born on April 20, 1952, in Ironton, the son of W. Donald and Georgia (Austin) Russell, who preceded him in death.
Charlie is survived by two sisters, Ann Russell (Terry) Wise, of South Point, and Jane Russell (Dick) Smith, of Jackson. Also surviving are nephews, Eric (Mandy) Wise, Terry Wise and Travis (Stacy) Wise, of South Point; niece, Allyson (David) Wessells, of Upper Arlington; nephew, Thad (Nichole) Smith, of Chillicothe; and several great-nieces and nephews.
When young, Charlie attended several boarding schools until local programs were developed, which included the Open Door School and Tri-State Industries. After moving to Jackson, he was a client of J-VAC Industries.
Charlie lived at Holzer Assisted Living for nearly 17 years, where he was surrounded by loving and caring staff and residents.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Janie Karl officiating. Charles will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery next to his mother. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Open Door School c/o Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities, 421 Lorain St., Ironton, OH 45638. To offer the Russell family condolences, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.
Kathy Gail Ferguson, 64, of Proctorville, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Crystal Care of Coal Grove.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
Sept. 29, 1946 — Feb. 6, 2019
Phillip Jerome Ramsey, 72, of Ironton, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Sadie and Mildred Maddey Ramsey.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Rhonda Roe Ramsey; seven children, Tami (Tom) Lute, Sherry (John) Dixon, John Ramsey, Tommy Ramsey, Bonnie Ramsey, Julie Ramsey and Eric Roe; 11 grandchildren, Heidi, Kyle, Justin (Emily), Brandi, Josh (Amanda), Luke (Sarah), Corey, Morgan, Tyler (Brianna), Jeromy and Jarrod; 25 great-grandchildren, Lily, Kaylee, Gage, Lucy, Neveah, Beau, Riley, Gwen, Connor, Odie, Leah, Camden, Lo, Kenzie, Liam, Jax, Gracie, Sammy, Anni, Elias, Ezekiel, Emelia, Xaview, Harper and Sadie; and six brothers and sisters, Phyllis Morrow, Ronnie (Martha) Ramsey, Mona (Mike) Sturgill, Rocky (Johnita) Ramsey, Helen Noles and Mike Ramsey.
Phillip was a U.S. Army veteran.
Graveside services will be Saturday at the Grandview Cemetery on Hay Hollow Road, Chillicothe, with Jessie Cook officiating, and military services will be provided by the American Legion Merritt Post #142 of Waverly. Burial will follow at the conclusion of services. Cox Burkitt Funeral Home, Beaver, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.coxburkittfh.com.
May 7, 1930 — Feb. 10, 2019
Ruby C. Long Mannon, 88, of Deering, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. She was born May 7, 1930, to the late Howard and Estella Moore Long. She was the widow of William “Bill” Mannon.
She was a retired cook from Dawson-Bryant schools.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard “Ricky” Mannon; three brothers, Chester “Buddy” Long, Harold Long and Ambrose Long; and two sisters, Eloise Jenkins and Judy Long.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William L. Jr. and Shirley Mannon, of Andis; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynn and Steve Easterling, of Deering; two granddaughters, Laurie and Wes Harmon, of Deering, and Julie and Mike Bias, of South Point; two great-grandsons, Jerimy Allen and Weston Harmon; two step-granddaughters, Lee Ann and Roy Willams and Kara and Daniel Cordle; and five step-great-grandchildren, Scottie, Cayla and Paityn Williams, Blake Perry and Jackson Cordle.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, Ironton. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday with a two-hour visitation before the service at the funeral home with Larry Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.