Obituaries

Carlton Wesley Gaines

Carlton Wesley Gaines Age 37, of Portsmouth, passed away September 3, 2019.  He was born June 17, 1982 in Portsmouth to Carlton and Jessie (Tackett) Gaines, Sr.  He attended Clay High School and Votec.  Carlton enjoyed fishing, hunting, following the OSU Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals, and was a great dad to his children.  He was…

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Fannie Kay Sammons Davis

Fannie Kay Sammons Davis Age 84, of Lucasville, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.  She was born September 23, 1934 in Lawrence County, KY to Bennett and Daisy (Lockwood) Sammons.   Fannie enjoyed quilting, sewing, and gardening.  She was a member of the Wheelersburg chapter-516 OES and a longtime member of…

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Jess Arron Rollins

Jess Arron Rollins, 56, of Portsmouth, passed Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Hill View Health Center.  Born on February 28, 1963 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he was a son of the late John D. and Betty Porter Rollins and was a furniture refinisher at Star Work Shop. Jess was an avid fan of the…

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William Paul Redmond, Sr.

William “Buffalo” Paul Redmond, Sr., 74, of Sciotoville, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He was born January 20, 1945 in Portsmouth, a son of the late William Robert and Helen Louise Black Redmond. Bill worked as an electrician for more than 29 years and retired from USEC. A…

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James Harold Shelton

James Harold Shelton, 83, of Lucasville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at SOMC Hospice.He was born April 23, 1936 in Wheelersburg, a son of the late Morris and Gladys Hughes Shelton.Jim was a retired Union Pipefitter out of Huntington Local #521, a former area barber, and a 1954 Minford High School graduate. He also…

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Sharon Odel Scarberry

Sharon Odel Scarberry, 64, of Sciotoville, died Monday, August 19, 2019, with her family by her bedside at SOMC Hospice.  Born on September 15, 1954 in Morehead, KY, she was a daughter of the late George and Naomi Kiser and was formerly employed at Big Sandy. Sharon was also preceded in death by three brothers,…

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Doris Thompson

Doris Thompson, Age 87, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at SOMC in Portsmouth.  She was born November 30, 1931 in Scioto County to the late Lon and Martha Day.  Doris was a stay-at-home Mom who raised nine children with a lot of help from her late husband of 64 years, James Thompson. …

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Zona Lucille Simpson

Zona Lucille Simpson Age 95, of Portsmouth, Ohio, went to be with the Lord August 16, 2019.  She was born in Greenup, Kentucky to Frank and Della (Hamilton) Green.  She volunteered for years at the Auxiliary Hospital in Portsmouth as well as worked the elections polls.  She was a longtime devoted member of Church of Christ…

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Shirley Ann Wagner

Shirley Ann Wagner, 73, of Wheelersburg passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at SOMC ER in Portsmouth. Shirley was born May 18, 1946 in Akron, OH to the late Paul and Bettie Hurst Wood. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Wagner. She is survived by a sister,…

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Christina Marie Niekamp

Christina Marie Niekamp, 40 of Bellbrook, Ohio, formerly of West Portsmouth, died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at her home.  She was born September 2, 1978 in Portsmouth to David Albert and Pamela Jean Thacker Lester.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Helen & Fred Lester and Helen & Oscar Thacker, along with a…

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