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Obituaries – 4/15/2020

Hilda Cunningham

Feb. 3, 1946– April 14, 2020


Hilda Faye Harmon Cunningham, 74, of Grove City, formerly of Forestdale, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 3, 1946, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Orville Harmon, Jr. and Genevieve Collins Evans.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Cunningham.

She was a 1964 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and was retired from Thoroughbred’s Horseman Association in Grove City. She was of the Baptist faith and was an avid traveler. Survivors include her son, Darren Spears (Janet), of Grove City; a sister, Genny Barker (Kenny), of Forestdale; a step-son, Billy Cunningham, of Grove City, a step-daughter, Mary Catherine Spaulding, of Grove City; one niece, Kelly Poe (Danny), of South Point; and lifetime friend, Judy Profitt.

Private funeral services will be held at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point.

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



Jimmy Blanton

Feb. 27, 1937–April 14, 2020


Today, “The World Is Not As Good Of A Place!”

Jimmy Eubert Blanton, 83, of Franklin Furnace, passed away on April 14, 2020, at his residence. He was born Feb. 27, 1937, the son of the late Jimmie and Nannie Vanhorn Blanton.

Eubert was a 1955 graduate of Ironton High School. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he spent most of his time in Fairbanks, Alaska.

He retired in 1997 from AK Steel after working there for 42 years as an electrician. Also, he was God gifted mechanically, with the ability to fix anything, beginning with his parents’ garage. He also was always available to fix anything that broke for the church, friends and family.

He became an ordained minister with the Iron Hill United Baptist Association on Nov. 15, 1986 and had his membership at the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church in Wheelersburg. He was a member there since the Lord saved his soul in May of 1971. His wish was always that his family and friends would come to truly know God and Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

After retirement, he loved to educate the public about the health benefits of chiropractic services and volunteered many hours at both Blanton Chiropractic and ABC Chiropractic. He was an avid golfer and loved to watch all sports, especially the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.

He was preceded in death by (in addition to his parents) his wife, Doris Arthur Blanton, whom he married on Aug. 3, 1963; brothers, Albert and George Blanton; brother-in-laws, John Patrick, Jack Gentry, Chester Willis, William Castle and Richard Riffitt; and sister-in-laws, Bethany Holbrook, Gereline Riffitt, Wilma Castle and Lorraine Blanton.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Krista Blanton of Scott Depot, West Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Garret McCalvin, of Franklin Furnace; grandson, Kiefer McCalvin, of Franklin Furnace; brother, Clarence Blanton, of Oak Hill; sisters, Stella Rawlins and Barbara Willis, of Ironton; sister-in-laws, Lorraine Patrick, of Franklin Furnace, and Daphne Gentry (Tim Holbrook), of Kitts Hill; brother-in-laws, Tony (Darlene) Arthur, of Ashland, Kentucky and Dallas Holbrook, of Kitts Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the newly-founded Jimmy and Doris Blanton scholarship fund, 701 Junior Road, Franklin Furnace, OH 45629. They both encouraged continuing education to all they came in contact with.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Haverhill Cemetery with Brother Joe Salyers officiating. Military Rites will be presented by American Legion James Dickie Post #23 in Portsmouth. A memorial service will be conducted at the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church, once restrictions are lifted.



Carolyn Smith

Carolyn L. Smith, 71, passed away at home on April 12, 2020, after nearly six years of a non-stop battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, T.E. “Todd” Smith.

A private family service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Ironton City Mission, 710 N. 5th St, Ironton, Ohio 45638 or the Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV 25702.

Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net to offer condolences to the family.



Patty Williams

Patty Ann Dray Williams, 68, of Chesapeake, died on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at River Run Healthcare, Franklin Furnace.

A private graveside service will be held at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller.

Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.

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



Sharon Logan

Sharon Logan, 74, of Decatur, Illinois, died on Sunday, April 12, 2020, in a senior living facility in Decatur, Illinois.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff Logan.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Haverhill Cemetery with Reverend Roger Lavender officiating.

To offer condolences, to the Logan family, please visit www.tracybrammerfh.com.