Obituaries – 9/15/2020

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, September 15, 2020

David Eugene Stapleton Jr.


David Eugene Stapleton Jr., 43, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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David is survived by his wife, Robyn Elizabeth Stapleton; and son, Ethan David Stapleton.

David was preceded in death by two baby girls, Gracie Jean Stapleton, and Mira Faith Stapleton.

We rejoice in knowing that they are reunited, and he is finally holding them tight and singing them sweet lullabies.
Left to cherish his memory are David and Beverly Stapleton; Kathy Jo and Wesley White; Shawn White (Ashley, Luke); Cory White (Aliceson, Ava); and Brad White, Richard and Marsha Jones; Matthew and Amy Agnew; Scott and Barbara Jones (Walker); Mark and Lindsay McMullan (Hudson); and Caleb and Lawren Agnew (Braxton).

David will also be fondly remembered by a host of extended family and friends.
David loved his family more than words can describe. Ethan was his pride and joy and Robyn his soulmate.

He was an avid sports fan, especially fantasy football, and the Marshall Thundering Herd. He loved nothing more than to sing his heart out any chance he could get, and had a beautiful voice.

He also loved spending time with his dogs, Frank, Izzybelle, and Ruby.

He was legendary in every way.
David leaves a lasting impact and a legacy that will never be forgotten. He was always his authentic self, which was truly fun-loving. He was kind and generous to everyone he met, and never hesitated to offer help to anyone in need. He would want us to carry on his practice of kindness, and to share unconditional love with the world. He did just that with a final gift of organ donation.

We will love him always and forever.
Funeral services will be at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Matthew Agnew officiating. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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Mary Hennen

Feb. 21, 1937–Sept. 13, 2020


Mary Louella Hennen, 83, of Scottown, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.


Born on Feb. 21, 1937, in Huntington, West Virginia. Mary was the daughter of the late Lloyd Russell Sargent and Mabel Edith Napier Bartee.


Mary was married to Ray Hennen, who preceded her in death.


She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, swimming and roller skating. Mary was a member of Mt. Pleasant Old Baptist Church.


Mary is survived by a daughter, Peggy (Richard) McKee; grandchildren, Michelle Howard, Alicia Davis, Johnny Ray Hennen, Jr. and Jennifer (Bob) McKee Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Austin Taylor Johnson, Jenna Lynn Johnson and other great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and her husband, Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Teddy Hennen and Johnny Ray Hennen, Sr.


The funeral service for Mary will be held at noon on Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call prior to the service from 11 a.m.–noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Those in attendance are asked to follow CDC guidelines and Ohio mandates of practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.


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Shawn Hensley


Shawn William Hensley, 59, of South Point, died on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.


A private family service will be held at a later date.


Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, in Chesapeake, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Ric Jefferson

Ric Lee Jefferson, 48, of Wheelersburg, died on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at his residence.


In celebration of his life, his family invites guests to join them on his 49th birthday, at 4 p.m. Saturday at his childhood home located at 313 Fourth. Ave., Chesapeake. Please bring your own pole and your favorite stories of Ric and join in fishing at his favorite spot in the back yard on “Ric’s Creek.” Lanterns will be floated at dusk in his honor.


Proctorville V.F.W. Post 6878 will conduct military rites.


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


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Mary Vaughan

Sept. 16, 1930–Sept. 15, 2020


Mary Agnes Vaughan, 89, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at a local nursing facility. The Lovely, Kentucky native was born Sept. 16, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles L. Campbell Sr. and Rose Blackburn Campbell.


Mary was a 1948 graduate of Coal Grove High School and a retired self-employed bookkeeper. She was also a longtime member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Coal Grove.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret L. Campbell and Gladys Campbell Leftwich; and three brothers, John R. Campbell, Charles L. Campbell Jr. and Ervin P. Campbell


She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Homer L. and Yvonne Campbell of Ironton.


She is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with her brother Rev. Homer Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Friends may call Friday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.


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