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Audrey Norene Butler

Audrey Norene Butler, 100, of Piketon, a longtime Portsmouth resident, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at The Pavilion at Piketon. She was born November 18, 1921 in Greenup County, KY, a daughter of the late John and Eliza Davis Gash. Audrey was a 1938 graduate of South Portsmouth High…

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Joni Sue McGraw, 59, of Portsmouth, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a brave battle with cancer. She was born June 16, 1962, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Linda Eileen and John Sheridan McGraw. A homemaker, Joni was a 1980 graduate of Portsmouth High School and…

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Lawana Faye Cox Mullins

Lawana Faye Cox Mullins, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at her home surrounded by family. She was born March 3, 1935, in Portsmouth to the late Raymond Albert and Irminda “Mindy” Boggs Gibbs. A longtime member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church and Trinity before that, she was very active in the…

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Harvey L. Adkins

Harvey L. Adkins, 81 of West Portsmouth went to be with the Lord Monday, November 22, 2021 at SOMC hospice. He was born in Otway, Ohio to the late John and Effie Faye Rogers Adkins. He was a retired Block layer and loved fishing and watching Nascar and WWF, and also spending time with his…

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Glenn Eugene “Chubs” Brannan, 49 of McDermott, died Tuesday November 23, 2021 in Columbus. He was born July 22, 1972 in Portsmouth to Glenn Ray Brannan and the late Dorothy L. Smith Brannan. Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; Bill and Charlotte Lute, Carl and Joyce Smith and Walt…

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Kenneth E. Cramer, Sr

Kenneth E. Cramer, Sr., 78 years old, longtime Portsmouth resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on November 24th, 2021. Ken grew up on the family farm in Indiana, PA, and truly enjoyed the farm life. Ken enjoyed traveling and experiencing the beauty of his life. He was a wonderful story teller, and…

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Kandie Lee Hess (Elrod)

Kandie Lee Hess (Elrod) was born in Painesville, Ohio on May 6, 1957. At the age of 64, she went home to be with the Lord on November 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son, James Cleavenger, her father, Kenneth Joseph Elrod, her mother Pearl Melba Reel (Laux), and her sister Cindy…

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Louis Francis Kielmar

Louis Francis Kielmar went to be with the love of his life, Freda, November 23, 2021 at his home. Born February 27, 1931, Louie attended St. Mary’s High School. He worked at his fathers’ Liberty Bar and Carry-Out. He then entered the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving on the USS Wisconsin. He married…

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William Gaylord Johnson

William Gaylord Johnson, 74 of Beaver passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at SOMC Hospice. Born July 28, 1947 in Portsmouth  son of the late Samuel and Bonnie Pell Johnson, he was a retired engineer for N&S Railroad and attended Stockdale United Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Nora Parker Johnson; one son, Richard…

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Van James Henry

Van James Henry 4/30/1955 -11/25/2021 Husband. Dad. Teacher. Coach. Mentor. Friend. Basketball enthusiast. Champion of the Underdog. Deep thinker. Universal Encourager. Music lover. Fierce competitor. Jeep driver. Daydream believer. Rebel. Muskie. Hall of Famer. Loyal Browns fan-he believed this might be their year until the very end. Of all that he was, he enjoyed being…

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