Obituaries

Steven Christopher McGinnis

Steven Christopher McGinnis, 65, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at SOMC. He was born August 14, 1954 at Ft. George Meade, MD, a son of Norman Edward McGinnis of Minford and the late Etta Louise Rayburn McGinnis. Steve was a 1972 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and he received Bachelor of…

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Belinda Sue Risner

Belinda Sue Risner, 60, of Piketon, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.    She was born October 18, 1959 in Columbus, a daughter of the late Ronald and Zona Jackie Cunningham Norman.    Belinda was a homemaker, a 1977 Northwest High School graduate and a member of the Canal Church of Christ in…

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Mary Jane Blankenship

Mary Jane Blankenship, 67, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at SOMC in Portsmouth, Ohio. Mary was born August 3, 1952 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Everett and Betty Thacker Stapleton. Mary was a high school graduate and worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Greenbriar and she was also a Transcriptionist…

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Thomas W. Wilson

Thomas W. “Tom” Wilson, 84 of West Portsmouth died Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Rosemount Pavillion. He was born August 14, 1935 in Rushtown to the late Russell and Millie Conkel Wilson. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Cevin Martin and 3 brothers; John, Russell and Duane Wilson.…

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James William Pollitt

James William Pollitt, 83 of Lucasville died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Maple Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McArthur, Ohio.  He was born March 27, 1936 in Pike County to the late James Howard Pollitt and Alma Grace Robinson Pollitt Gilliam.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna…

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Cecilia Ann Hoffman

Cecilia Ann Hoffman, 80, of Waverly, Ohio was born October 31, 1939 and passed away on November 16, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Agnes M. Edleman Hoffman.  Surviving is a brother, Lawrence Hoffman of Waverly and many nieces and nephews throughout the United States.  In addition to her parents,…

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Nathaniel Shepherd

Nathaniel Shepherd, 39 of West Portsmouth, died Friday November 1, 2019 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia. He was born September 15, 1980 to the late Rev Danny Lee Shepherd and Bonnie Sue Adkins Shepherd who survives. Along with his father he was preceded in death by infant brother and sisters. He worked at…

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Darrold Ray Clark, Sr.

Age 75, of New Boston, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Community Hospice in Ashland.  He was born September 14, 1944 in Garrison, KY to the late William Robert and Omah (Scott) Clark.  After graduating from Lewis County High School he joined and served in the United States Army. He was on the New…

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Thomas L. Ramey

Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas L. Ramey, 76, died peacefully on October 11, 2019, with his family by his side. A proud career Navy man who served his country from 1963 to 1987 when he retired from the service with many accolades and accomplishments. Master Chief Ramey was born on October 13, 1942 in Huntington,…

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Elizabeth Diann Morgan

Elizabeth Diann “Maw” Morgan, 65 of West Portsmouth died Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her home.  She was born February 5, 1954 in Sunshine, Kentucky to the late Alvis and Norma Sexton Harr.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Harr and a sister, Rosella Gallimore. Elizabeth retired from…

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