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Loretta Jean Phipps

Loretta Jean Phipps, 86, of Chillicothe, formerly of Lucasville, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Chillicothe. She was born November 3, 1935, in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Orville and Carrie Carver Strickland. Jean was a homemaker and member of God and Country Church in Lucasville. She was also…

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Teressia Ann Bowen

Teressia Ann Bowen, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church under the direction of the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Interment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington, KY.…

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James Walter Strickler

James Walter Strickler, 74, of Newton, KS, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Andover, KS. He was born June 10, 1947 in Portsmouth to the late John and Fairy Moon Light Strickler. A 1965 Portsmouth High School graduate, Jim received a degree in Biology from Baker University and his Physician’s Assistant degree from Alderson Broaddus…

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The Reverend Dr. Thomas G. Hoffman

The Reverend Dr. Thomas G. Hoffman, 93, resident of Hillview Retirement Community, was called home on Friday, January 14, 2022. He came to Portsmouth in 1979 to serve as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church and later Wesley United Methodist Church. He retired in 1992. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Maxine,…

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Gary Dean Blackburn

Gary Dean Blackburn, 81 years old, of New Boston, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was born to the late Frinnie and Cynthia Blackburn on July 9, 1940, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Gary began working at a young age for his father at Blackburn’s Market on Gallia Street…

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Bexleigh Bleu Williams

Bexleigh Bleu Williams was carried to Heaven and hugged by Jesus on Thursday, January 13, 2022. She leaves behind her Mommy, Alexandra Williams, three brothers, River Williams, Riker Williams, and Parker Doran. Her father, William Guthrie and her uncles, Gage Williams, Dameon Locke, Brandon Guthrie and a special little cousin, Jesse Dawson (Forever his Princess)…

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Jackson County to a Level 2 Snow Emergency

Sheriff Tedd Frazier has upgraded Jackson County to a Level 2 Snow Emergency. Disp Elkins   Instructions: Roadways are hazardous with blowing & drifting snow. Roads may be very icy. Motorists shouldn’t be on the roadway unless it’s necessary & should use extreme caution.

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Dorothy Clifford

Dorothy Clifford, 82, of Lucasville, died on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the SOMC Hospice Center, with her family by her bedside.  Born on April 27, 1939 in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Chester Wesley and Gertrude Drake Clifford. Dorothy was a long-time member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union…

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Bill Joe Mullins,

Bill Joe Mullins, 63, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at his home. Bill was born September 23, 1958 in Lawrence County to the late Cecil Lee Mullins and Virginia Mae Pierce Mullins. Bill worked as a Roofer for Bri-den Roofing and he was of Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, Bill…

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