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Obituaries

Rodney Joe Osborne

Rodney Joe Osborne, 43, of Sciotodale, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Mount Carmel Grove City, the result of a tragic accident. Born on March 13, 1981, in Portsmouth, he was a s13-year correction officer at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Lt. “Ozzy” was a member of the Honor Guard, the ODRC STAR (Special Tactics…

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Maxwell Gene Porter

Maxwell Gene Porter, 93, of Wheelersburg passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Maxwell was born March 7, 1931 in Ashland, KY to the late Clyde Porter and Thelma Grizzle Porter. Maxwell was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the VFW; worked as an…

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David Edward Fannin

David Edward Fannin (formerly of Wheelersburg, Ohio) affectionately known as “Dave” to his family and friends passed away at his home on April 10, 2024, in California, Maryland after fighting a courageous battle of cancer for over 17 years. He was born on October 8, 1949, to Edward Burl Fannin and Rosemary Treat Fannin. He…

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Harold Douglas “Doug” Slark, Sr.

Harold Douglas “Doug” Slark, Sr., 77, of Portsmouth, also known as “Snake” to his railroad friends, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was the son of the late Lucille Adkins Hughes and William Henry Slark. Doug was a proud Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and member…

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Michael “Mike” Scott Hurley

, 64, of Portsmouth, was born in Phoenix, AZ on October 23, 1959, to Thelma Marie Williams Hurley and Robert M. Hurley. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two sisters-in-law, Vickie and Marsha, and two nieces. Michael was larger than life and left this life with dignity and without a whimper on…

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Raymond Wayne Felty

Raymond Wayne Felty, born June 6, 1946, age 77, of South Portsmouth, KY, died on 4/13/2024 after a brief illness. Raymond was born in Firebrick, KY to Wayne Felty and Estelle Thompson Felty. Raymond graduated from Lewis County High School before serving in the U.S. Navy where he served during the Vietnam era on the…

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Donald E. Caseman

Donald E. Caseman, 85, of Portsmouth, OH., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, OH. He was born in Vanceburg, KY., April 30, 1938 a son of the late Ancil and Nellie Waggle Caseman. Donald was a United States Marine Corps Veteran and retired from C&O Railroad. Along with is parents…

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Valerie Faye Clark Lewis

Valerie Faye Clark Lewis, 73, of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at South Shore, Nursing & Rehab in South Shore, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., May 28, 1950 a daughter of the late Garfield and Euradail Roe Clark. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by one…

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Josephine “Jo” Lute

Josephine “Jo” Lute, 81, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 14, 2024, at South Shore Nursing and Rehab. She was born in West Portsmouth on March 16, 1943, to the late Ruben and Peggy (Howard) Shepherd. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Stanley and Gary Shepherd and…

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Willis Howard

Willis Howard, 82 of West Portsmouth, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 22, 1941 on Pond Creek in West Portsmouth, to the late Woodrow and Garnet White Howard whom he loved dearly. Along with his parents, he was…

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