Maxie Carl Grooms, Sr.

Maxie Carl Grooms Sr., 78 of Friendship died Thursday, April 2, 2020 at SOMC Hospice.  He was born May 10, 1941 in Adams County to the late Luther and Lena Kerr Grooms.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.   Maxie was a laborer at Adams Bakery Company for…

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Frank Alan Scarfpin

Frank Alan Scarfpin, Sr., 75 of Minford passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born December 9, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Earl Willis and Maud Jeffers Scarfpin, he attended Ohio University and was a U.S. Army veteran. Frank retired from USEC and attended Rubyville Community Church.  …

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James Henry Chaffins,

James Henry Chaffins, 59, of Ironton, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Community Hospice in Ashland, Kentucky.  James was born February 25, 1961 in Ironton to the late John Henry and Betty Stewart Chaffins.  James was a member of LaGrange Freewill Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death…

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First, official COVID case hits Scioto County

First, official COVID case hits Scioto County By Bill Shope Scoto Voice Writer       The COVID-19 virus has officially arrived in Scioto County.   In an interview with Dr. MIchael Martin, The Scioto Voice learned that “The first patient tested with the return of a positive result came back, today, April 4th. The patient has…

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Barbara Jean Stevenson

Barbara Jean Stevenson, 77 of West Portsmouth died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at SOMC Hospice.  She was born September 13, 1942 in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Leonard and Ella Bocook Shockey.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest James Stevenson, 5 brothers; Harold, June, Don, Elmer, and Bill…

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Verlon Mullett

Verlon Mullett, 66, of Waverly, Ohio passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Adena-Pike Medical Center in Waverly.  He was born December 23, 1953 in Williamson, West Virginia to the late Simon Peter Mullett and Martha Esther Thompson Mullett.  He is survived by two sons, Jason Mullett of Oak Hill, Ohio and Gary Mullett of…

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Robert Barry Cochran

Robert Barry Cochran, 74, of Waverly, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Adena-Pike Medical Center in Waverly. He was born March 31, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the late James Robert Cochran and Ruth Marie Paul.  He is survived by a son, Michael Cochran of Charlottesville, Virginia; two daughters, Dianna Smith and Erin…

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Norma Jean Gray

It is with great sadness that the family of Norma Jean Gray announces her passing after a long illness on March 20th at the age of 89 years.  Born in Portsmouth, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Harvey Jacob and Mary Louise (McGlothlin) Kuhn.  She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years,…

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Carl Roger Russ

Carl Roger Russ Age 67, of South Webster, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  He was born April 21, 1952 in Oak Hill to Carl A. and Edna F. (Mitchum) Russ.  A graduate of South Webster High School, he formerly worked a Manager at Dollar General and a Tow Motor…

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Jack Edward Hayton

Jack Edward Hayton Age 81, of Portsmouth, passed on to his heavenly home March 18, 2020.  He went peacefully at home in his sleep where he had been receiving the most wonderful care from Hospice, his loving wife, Donna Sue (Nagel) Hayton, and son, Donnie, also of Portsmouth.  Jack was born January 22, 1939 in…

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