Obituaries – 11/06/2020

Published 6:18 pm Friday, November 6, 2020

Janet Meeks

Aug. 25, 1944–Oct. 31, 2020


Janet Kay Meeks, 76, of Ashland, Kentucky, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Ashland, Kentucky.


Janet was born Aug. 25, 1944, in Ironton, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Carrie Davis Hostler.


She was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Joseph Meeks, and a granddaughter, Julia Marshall.


She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond E. Meeks; two sons, Charles (Diana) Meeks, of Westwood, Kentucky, and Daniel (Regina) Meeks, of Greenup, Kentucky; one daughter, Missi (Eric) Marshall, of Rush, Kentucky; two sisters, Carolyn Carter, of Ironton, and Judy Daniels, of South Point; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Funeral service was held on Nov. 4, with Wayne Smith and Brian Sturgill officiating. Interment was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE, in Grayson, Kentucky.





Thomas Ghee

Sept. 5, 1950–Nov. 1, 2020


Thomas E. “Apple” Ghee, 70, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.


Tom was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son to the late Thomas and Christine (Pearson) Ghee.


He is survived by his loving wife, Gwendolyn (Kelly) Ghee, whom he married Nov. 5, 1977.


Thomas was a graduate of Boyd County High School and went on to work as a mechanic at the Lawrence County Engineer’s Office. He was a United States Army veteran. He also enjoyed working on cars, dirt track races, fishing and loved spending time with his grandkids.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Treicia Whitley.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Chris (Kelli) Ghee, Thomas (Rebecca) Ghee, Shannon (Summer) Ghee and Stevie Ghee; daughter, Becky (Todd) Simpson; grandchildren: Thomas, Brittany and Brooklyn Ghee, Kaizer Ghee, Maggie, Madison, Shannon, Jr. Ghee and Holley, Shane, Robert and Thomas Kyle Murphy; thirteen great grandchildren, and two nephews: David Burger Whitley and Rusty Whitley.


Funeral service will be noon Saturday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton, with Rev. Jim Beals officiating. Burial will follow in Coalton Community Cemetery and visitation will be Friday evening 5–7 p.m. at the funeral home.


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Kenneth Childers

Kenneth A. Childers, 52, of Rockford, formerly of Lawrence County, died at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at his residence.


Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, 625 OH-775, Proctorville, with Rev. John Paul Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation Proctorville will be from 3–7 p.m. on Monday at Hall Funeral Home.


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Walt McComas

Walt McComas, 58, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.


He is survived by his wife, Diane Smoot McComas.


Private family services will be held. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements.


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George Kingrey


George Robert Kingrey, 65, of Willow Wood, died on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.


A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Locust Grove Cemetery in Scottown.


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


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