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Obituaries – 1/29/2020

Patricia Stilton

Patricia Ann “Pam” Montgomery Stilton, of South Point, a best friend to so many, passed away peacefully at her home early Friday morning, Jan. 24, 2020.

Her passing was not expected; we are heartbroken. She was a strong-willed, independent woman, who, as she declared she wanted, worked until her passing.

Pam was a humble person, devoted to the Lord, her family, her church, her numerous friends and her furry cat children. She was known for her unselfish kindness and goodness and was always the first to offer her help to anyone, whether friend or stranger.

Pam grew up in Ironton and was a member of the Ironton High School class of 1967. She earned a business degree at the Ashland College of Business.

She began her career in the court system with her work as a deputy clerk at the Ironton Municipal Court, then devoted 37 years to the Lawrence County Municipal Court at Chesapeake, and just months ago, at age 70, accepted a long-awaited position with the Lawrence County Probation Department.

She enjoyed every moment at her vacation home at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and loved to share that home with all her friends and family. Her last few years have been filled with much travel, rock and roll concerts and boatloads of laughter.

Pam was met in heaven by her mother, Stella Bushbaum; father, Walter Bushbaum; and sisters, Genevieve Neville and Betty Church.

Family who will miss her beyond words are her former husband, Duane Stilton; brother-in-law, Bill Neville; her very special nieces, who were her sisters, Sharon Posten, Brenda Neville, Kathy (Mark) Jerasonek, Debbie (Mark) Layne, Beverly Hoskins, and Terri Schneider; great-nieces/nephews, Tyler (Mandy) Layne, Melissa (John) Mautz, Brittany (Felix) Rouse, Grant (Ashley) Layne, Cortni (Matt) Schneider, Kiana Hoskins, and Cole Schneider, and their children, Cody Layne, Stella Mautz, Carson Layne, Alexander Spaulding, McKenna Rouse, Rockwell Rouse and Angelica Rouse.

Pam had so very many loving and devoted friends, from high school, work, and her church. She loved you all.

At her specific request, there will be no funeral service.

To honor her devotion to her church, the Feb. 2 Sunday morning 11 a.m. service at First Southern Baptist Church, 110 Collins Ave., South Point, will be dedicated to Pam.

If you wish to honor her memory, she would be delighted to know that you took in a rescue cat or made a donation to the Lawrence County Animal Shelter for the cats there awaiting rescue.

The family is being assisted by Slack and Wallace Funeral Home of South Point.


Kathy Ward

Kathy Sue Ward, 65, of Ironton, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at her residence.

There will be no services. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Myrtle Jenkins

Myrtle Elizabeth Jenkins, 93, of Proctorville, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia.

No services will be held. Burial will be in Florida.

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Glada Burcham

Glada Faye Burcham, 80, of Beckley, West Virginia, formerly of Scottown, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, 625 County Road 775, Proctorville, with visitation from 10–11 a.m. Burial will follow in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Willow Wood.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Margaret Wilson

Margaret Jean “Peggy” Wilson, 86, of South Point, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Harbor Healthcare of Ironton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland, Kentucky, with graveside service at Calvary Cemetery following the mass. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

Richard Tyler

Richard Anthony Tyler, 52, of Huntington, West Virginia, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

Visitation will be held 5–8 p.m. on Wednesday at Schneider-Hall Funeral Home in Chesapeake. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at schneiderhallfuneralhome.com

Russell Dodson

April 27, 1943– Jan. 28, 2020

Russell “Sled Track” Keith Dodson, 76, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky.

The Lawrence County native was born April 27, 1943, a son of the late Russell M. and Lucille (Ferguson) Dodson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, whom he married Dec. 18, 1967, Jacqueline Kelley Dodson, who passed away March 22, 2014.

Mr. Dodson was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and was a retired iron worker of 35 years for Iron Workers Local 769, Ashland, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Kelly W. Gallian and an infant, Brian A. Gallian; and two sisters, Sue Horton and Jill Fuhr.

He is survived by his children, Chris (Brenda) Gallian, Jennie (Charlie) Norris, all of Ironton, Shelly (Stan) Caruthers, of Paradise, Texas, Keisha (Jim) Gillis, of Avon, Indiana and Heidi (Morris) Barrier, of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Fyffe, Heather and Sean Laber, Ashley and A.J. Padilla, Alison and Chase Saunders, Nick and Amanda Waugh, Steven and Sami Gallian, Tyler Waugh, Joshua Barrier, Avery Barrier, and Anna Kate Barrier; great-grandchildren, Evan Laber, Emma Waugh, Cade Bowyer, Mason Saunders, Beau Gallian, Ella Waugh and soon to be, Blue Gallian; brothers, Douglas, Densil and Roger Dodson, all of Ironton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with Pastor Mike Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Waugh, Steven Gallian, Tyler Waugh, Joshua Barrier, Bill Williams and Mike Harding, Honorary pallbearers will be Morris Barrier, Jim Gillis and Charles Norris.

A memorial donation in Russell’s memory may be made to Community Hospice, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Bobby Callicoat

Bobby Lee Callicoat, 65, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Monday Jan. 27, 2020, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Visitation will be held from 4–5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.