Obituaries – 2/29/2020

Published 6:38 am Saturday, February 29, 2020

Charles Belcher

March 1, 1937–Feb. 27, 2020

Charles “Charlie” Belcher, 82, of South Point, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at a local health care facility. The Lawrence County native was born March 1, 1937, the son of the late Earl and Evelyn (Miller) Belcher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rowena Susan (Kazee) Belcher, who passed away Sept. 16, 2009.

Charlie attended South Point High School where he was an OVC All-Conference basketball player and a phenomenal baseball and football player. Charlie was a veteran of the United States Navy, achieving the rank of PT2 Photo Intelligence Second Class. He was self-employed, of the Baptist faith and enjoyed being in the woods coon hunting.

He is survived by a brother, Shelby Belcher, of South Point; a sister, Sue Belcher, of South Point; two nephews, Seth and Luke Belcher, both of Covington, Kentucky.

At this time, there will be no services scheduled but Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with planning a graveside service at a later date.

To offer the Belcher family condolences, please visit

F. Michael Kinney

Jan. 1, 1933–Feb. 26, 2020

F. Michael Kinney, age 87, of Ironton, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

He was born Jan. 1, 1933 to the late Audra Swentzel and William J. Kinney.

He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 64 years, Bernadette Boll Kinney; his children, Regina Massey, Mary (Dave) Legenza, and Mike (Kelli) Kinney; his grandchildren, Michelle (Jason) Mendoza, Stephanie (Matt) Fojas, Katie (Kerry) Green, Jessica (Matt) Columbus, Becky (Todd) Baker, Aaron (Becca) Kinney and Lori Kinney; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Kinney; and son-in-law, Steve Massey.

Mike retired from CSX as an electrician. He served his country in the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He was an avid ballplayer most of his life and he coached baseball and basketball at the Ironton Little Leagues, Senior League and St. Lawrence School. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and I.B.E.W. Local 940.

Visitation will be from 6–8 p.m. at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, Ironton on Tuesday. Funeral service will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Ironton at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parish Life Center P.O. Box 499, Ironton, Ohio 45638.

Dorothy Moore

Dorothy Evelyn Moore, 86, of Proctorville, formerly of Chesapeake, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be noon Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be 11 a.m.–noon Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Richard Ruckh

Richard Louis Ruckh, 88, of Chesapeake, formerly of Wheeling, West Virginia, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at The Heritage Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

Private family services will be held.

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at