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Obituaries — 5/29/16

Jennings Deeds

Jennings David Deeds departed this life on May 26, 2016, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. David was born on Aug. 7, 1942, in Ironton, the oldest son born to the Rev. Jennings and June Bryant Deeds. He was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School in 1960. He married Sue Ann Depriest on Jan. 19, 1963, and they were blessed with one daughter. David worked for the Kroger Company for seven years and then worked at Dow Chemical where he retired after 28 years. David was an avid golfer, fisherman, and loved spending time with his grandson. He was a member of Genoa Baptist Church in Westerville and a former member of First Baptist Church of Ironton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Willard P. Deeds; sister-in-law, Connie Mader Deeds; father and mother-in-law, Elza and Reba Triplett Depriest; and brothers-in-law, William W. Depriest, Stephen M. Depriest and Eddie Burchett.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Depriest Deeds; one daughter, Angel (Scott) Walls, of Westerville; one very special grandson, Corey Jennings Walls, of Nashville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Tom (Gaye) Depriest, of Oil City, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Janice Burchett, of Independence, Kentucky, Roberta Jo Depriest, of Ashland, and Crystal Depriest, Barboursville, West Virginia; nieces, Deena, Melissa, Cheri, Heather and Stacy; nephews, Jarrod and Scott; and two special double cousins Doug Deeds and Sandra Deeds Mootz.

Service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Ironton. Officiating the services will be the Revs. Wayne Booth and Eric Barnes. Family and friends may call beginning at 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Immediately following the burial will be at Community Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Coal Grove. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Genoa Baptist Church Building Fund, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, OH 43082 or Community Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 4049 OH-243, Ironton, OH 45638.


Jewel Malone

Jewel Lelieu (Taylor) Malone, 87,of Waterloo, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at Community Hospice in Ashland. The Chesapeake native was born May 28, 1928, a daughter to the late George and Rosei “Ella” (Edwards) Taylor. Mrs. Malone was preceded in death by her husband, Orvil A. Malone, who passed away in 1999.

Mrs. Malone attended Decatur Schools. Jewel was of the Methodist faith and was a member at Slab Fork United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker who loved her family.

Jewel is survived by a daughter, Cora Lee Ison of Columbus; three sons, Phillip A. Malone, of Waterloo, Brian Keith (Rose) Malone, of Ironton, and Dean Gregory Malone, of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister in-law: Patricia Taylor, of Waterloo; numerous grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jewel was preceded in death by two sons, Orville Malone, Jr. and David Lynn Malone; three sisters, Norma Miller, Dorothy Miller and Vivian Taylor; three brothers, Edwin Taylor, Robert Taylor and George Taylor.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Slab Fork United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online to the Malone family by visiting www.phillipsfuneralhome.net


Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham, 78, of Coal Grove, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton.


John Hamlin, Sr.

John Henry Hamlin, Sr., 83, of Arcanum, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at VA Medical Center, Dayton. Funeral service will be conducted noon Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, with pastor Brady Lipscomb officiating. Burial will follow in Getaway Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.


Chris DeFoe

Chris Adam DeFoe, 31, of Chesapeake, formerly of West Moreland, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. A celebration of life will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.