Obituaries – 5/21/19

Published 11:24 am Tuesday, May 21, 2019

John Gullet Jr.

June 12, 1962– May 17, 2019

John Henry Gullett Jr., 56, of Ironton passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at his residence.

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The Ironton native was born June 12, 1962, a son to the late John Henry Sr. and SarahJane (Smith) Gullett. John is survived by his life long partner, Julie Martin-Gullett of Ironton.

Mr. Gullett attended Rock Hill Schools and was of the Baptist faith. He was baptized at the Ironton City Mission Church.

In addition to Julie, John is survived by three sisters, Shirley Mullins, Marilyn Silcott and Maralynda “Peanut” Gullett; and a brother, Harry Gullett.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Lee Gullett; and a sister, Barbara Jean Imes.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Furnace Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Cremeans officiating.

Condolences may be made online to the Gullett family by visiting

Charles Massey

May 3, 1920– May 15, 2019

Charles William Massey, 99, died on May 15, 2019, at Ashland Community Hospice. He was the widower of Colleen Massey. He was born in Hinton, West Virginia to Doc and Minnie Ramsey Massey on May 3, 1920.

He was a member of First Methodist Church, Ironton, retired from C&O Railroad and a WW II Air Force veteran.

Survivors include three sons, Steve (Reginia) Massey, David “Rick” (Lisa) Massey, Mike Massey and Mike Fortin; grandchildren include Erika (Dan) Friesenhengst, Michelle (Jason) Mendoza, Stephanie (Matt) Fojas, Ashley (Josh) Castillo, and Katie (Kerry) Green; and great-grandchildren include Greysen and Aubrie Friesenhengst, Annabelle and Lillian Mendoza, Charlie and Bennett Fojas and Kenny Green.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Mountain View Cemetery in Pulaski, Virginia.

O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Charles Combs

Charles Kelley Combs, 91, died Friday, May 17, 2019.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Myers-Woodyard Funeral Home, 587 Main St., Groveport. Interment will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester.

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Joyce Carnes

Joyce Louene Carnes, 71, of South Point, wife of Albert Merrill Carnes, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky.

Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.