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Obituaries – 8/4/13

Nancy Smith

July 30, 1949-July 31, 2013


Nancy Smith, 64, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at her residence. She was born July 30, 1949, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late George and Mary Helen Harbolt.

Nancy was a graduate of Ironton High School. She was a childcare worker and foster parent for the Necco Agency. She has won numerous awards, including The Hobbs Principles Award as well as Foster Parent of the Year. She will also be the first inductee into the Necco Agency Foster Parent Hall of Fame.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by one sister, Connie Wise.

Nancy is survived by two sons, Anthony (Jamie) Smith of Ironton, and Cory Carlton Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandsons, Jared Stephen Edwards and Cory Anthony Smith and two granddaughters, Tylar Brooke Smith and Angel Denise Smith, all of Ironton.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with Bishop Raymond A. Coleman of the Remnant Recovery Church, South Point officiating.   Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the Smith family online by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com.



George Clay

Dec. 23, 1924-Aug. 1, 2013


George David Clay, 88 of Ironton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. The Ironton native was born Dec. 23, 1924, the son of the late Homer and Bessie Ronk Clay. He is preceded in death by his wife Irene Hodnett Clay whom he married Dec. 18, 1943.

Mr. Clay was a graduate of Waterloo Schools and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was also a self employed cement mason retiring in 1989 and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and member of Knights of Columbus in Ironton.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by a son, Peter Clay; a grandson, Tom Clay; two brothers, Samuel Lee Clay, and Homer Clay Jr.;

four sisters, Katherine Muche, Beulah Clay, Connie Robinson and Elizabeth Clay; and a special aunt, Lucinda Clay-Ball. He is survived by three daughters, Irene and Mike Hanifin of Charlotte, N.C., Teresa DiCenzo of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Amy Clay and her fiance Nick Richendollar of Pedro; three sons, Dick and Nikki Clay of Ironton, Jim and Regina Clay of Ironton, and George and Nan Clay II of Peoria, Ill.; a sister, Betty McClellan of Ironton; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home.  There will be a Rosary service starting at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home today. At the family’s request, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 905 S. Fifth St. Ironton, OH 45638 or to the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, 1540 Spring Valley Drive, Huntington, WV 25704. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Calvin Sands

Calvin D. Sands, 79, of Ironton, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge in Ironton. Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville assisted the family with arrangements.



Ronald Jenkins

There will be a memorial service for Ronald Eugene Jenkins at 2 p .m. on Monday at Freedom Baptist Church 687 County Road 5, Kitts Hills, with Ernest Massie officiating.