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Obituaries

Virginia Duckworth

Virginia Duckworth, 84, died Sunday, September 25, 2022, in the SOMC Hospice Center with her family by her bedside.  Born on July 31, 1938 in New Boston, she was a daughter of the late Charles Harrison Whisman and Mary Hildreth Whisman. Ginny was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Claude W.…

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Karen Denise Brown

Karen Denise Brown, 72, of New Boston, died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born on October 9, 1949 in Washington Courthouse, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Henry Pollard, was a former secretary for the Chamber of Commerce and was of the Pentecostal faith. Karen…

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Phyllis Louise Stockham Lallow

Phyllis Louise Stockham Lallow of Centerville, Ohio, passed away September 22, 2022, at St. Leonard’s Retirement Center. She is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Phyllis was born in Sciotoville, Ohio, April 1, 1925. She was the daughter of Clyde Ernest Stockham and Clara Florence Weeks Stockham.       Phyllis was a…

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Maria Maude Marshall

Maria Maude Marshall, 85, of Wheelersburg, a loving and caring mother and grandmother, who was adored by her family and friends, passed away, Thursday, September 22, 2022 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Maria was born April 27, 1937 in Newfoundland, Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Marshall, Sr., a son…

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Beverly Sue Tobiason

Beverly Sue Tobiason, 71, of Wheelersburg passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at home. Beverly was born November 7, 1950 in Portsmouth to the late Dave Schaffer and Helen Hall Schaffer. Beverly was a high school graduate, a homemaker and a member of Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Beverly was…

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Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson, 56 of Portsmouth, Ohio passed away Sept. 18, 2022 in SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born in Portsmouth, Feb. 17, 1966, a daughter of the late Stanley Shepherd and Delores Sheets Shepherd. Preceded in death besides her parents are her husband, Tim Johnson, brother, Stanley Shepherd and her beloved fur baby, Ali.…

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Ernest Lee Howard

Ernest Lee Howard, 69 of West Portsmouth died Saturday September 24, 2022 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born June 25, 1953 in Portsmouth to the late Ezra and Louella Estep Howard. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by 4 brothers, Eddie Howard, David Howard, Ricky Howard, and Joe…

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Garry M. Sexton

Garry M. Sexton, 73, of Portsmouth, died September 22, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born in Walsh, Kentucky on September 2, 1949 to the late Jewel and Ruth Harper Sexton.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a beloved son, Garry Sexton Jr.; 5 brothers, Paul, Bob, Don, Wavey…

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Virginia Lucille Duffy

Virginia Lucille Duffy, 60 of West Portsmouth died Sunday, September 18, 2022 at her home. She was born January 29, 1962 in Portsmouth to the late Kerwin Duffy and Wilma Hook Duffy, along with her parents she is proceeded in death by two brothers, John Duffy and David Carver. She is survived by a sister, Donita…

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Richard James

Richard James, 81 of Hocking County formerly of Portsmouth died Tuesday September 20, 2022 at Lanfair Nursing Home in Lancaster. He was born April 23, 1941 in Portsmouth to the late Charles and Lillian Galloway James. Richard was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was a Registered nurse where he worked for…

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