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Marvin “Shag” Newman

Marvin “Shag” Newman, 90, of Minford, died Sunday, September 11, 2022, in the SOMC Hospice Center.  Born on June 16, 1932 in Kentucky, he was employed at the former Empire-Detroit Steel Corporation. Shag was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Curry Newman. Surviving is a son, Jeff (Edna) Donini of Lucasville. Interment will be…

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Neal Cullen Purtee

Neal Cullen Purtee, 76, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home. Neal was born December 5, 1945 in Portsmouth to the late Cullen Wendell Purtee and Dorothy Kirschner Purtee. Neal had an Associate Degree and was self-employed as an Auto Mechanic. He was a member of the Ohio River Street Rodders…

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Lyda Jo Scarberry

Lyda Jo Scarberry, 81, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Lyda Jo was born February 20, 1941 in Salyersville, KY to the late Oran Barnett and Doll Gullett Barnett. Lyda Jo was a high school graduate, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her…

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Norma Jean Ratcliff

Norma Jean Ratcliff, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022, at Rosemount Pavilion. She was born April 1, 1934, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Augusta Louise Newman and William Oscar Ratcliff. Norma had worked at the former Williams Manufacturing Co. for 25 years, at White Cross in Chillicothe, and for 15…

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Elizabeth “Betty” Joy (Dixon) Bloomer

Elizabeth “Betty” Joy (Dixon) Bloomer, 92, died on September 14, 2022, at her home. Betty was born on June 9, 1930, the 10th child of Warren Dixon and Lula May (Blevins) Dixon.  She attended Friendship Elementary and graduated from Portsmouth West in 1948.  On April 22, 1949, she married Clarence Buford Bloomer, who preceded her…

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Paul Aaron Osborne

Paul Aaron Osborne, 58, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away September 16, 2022 in the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Aug.26, 1964, a son of Donna Lee White and the late Paul (Butch) Monteith. He was the Owner-Operator of PAO Trucking Inc. and traveled hundreds of miles…

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Cathy L. Marsh

Cathy L. Marsh, 64, of West Portsmouth, died September 16, 2022, at SOMC Hospice.  She was born November 10, 1957, to the late Roger Lykins and Susan Callihan-Conley.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Roger Wayne Lykins.  Cathy was a proud 1976 graduate of Portsmouth West.  After high school,…

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James Gordon Lauder

James Gordon Lauder, 63, of Piketon, died September 15, 2022, at his home.  He was born May 16, 1959, in Portsmouth, to the late James Lauder Sr. and Patricia Bowman Lauder whom survives. He is survived by his wife Rita Trimble Lauder, a daughter, Tricia Lauder, Stepson Scott (Lindsay) Patterson, a stepdaughter, Diana (Ben) Howard,…

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Andrew Shepherd

Andrew Shepherd, 74, of Lucasville, died September 14, 2022, at SOMC Hospice, surrounded by his family.  He was born February 15, 1948, to the late Edgiel and Ruth Self Shepherd.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Edgiel Jr. and Jimmy Shepherd. During his lifetime, Andrew was a member of…

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Velma A. McManus

Velma A. McManus, 85, went home to be with the lord and her High School sweetheart, Tuesday September 13, 2022 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio. Velma was born December 11, 1936 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late John & Anna (Shafer) Warner. Velma graduated from Portsmouth Clay High School in 1954 where she…

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