Obituaries

William A. Kelley, Sr.

William A. Kelley, Sr., 84, of Minford, Ohio, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  Born on February 20, 1934 in Peniel, WV to the late Olie and Chessie Fields Kelley, where he learned the value of a hard day’s work. On June 24, 1957, he married the…

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Dale Bradley Spradlin

Dale Bradley Spradlin, 76, of Powell, Ohio, formerly of Wheelersburg, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at his residence.  Dale was born June 10, 1942 in Wheelersburg to the late Bradley and Ida Bernice Purtee Spradlin.  His occupation was electrical engineering and construction with Universal Technical Services and he was a member of Wheelersburg Baptist…

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Frederick E. Warden, Sr.

Frederick E. Warden Sr., age 93 of Havre de Grace, Maryland passed away on September 23, 2018.  Born on March 25, 1925 in Portsmouth Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert Clifton and Grace Ann (Wessel) Warden. He was predeceased by one step son, one grandchild and all his siblings. Fred is survived…

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Misty Lynn McCoy

Misty Lynn McCoy, 42 of Otway died Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.  She was born March 5, 1976 to Dannie (Vickie) Wright and Wilma Sims Wright. Misty was very active in 4H where she was a leader.  She was also involved with the Horse Committee, she loved to show and ride,…

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Laura Alice Acord

Laura Alice Acord, of Piketon, Ohio died on Monday September 17, 2018 at the Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 12, 1932 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Lloyd and Gertrude Helen Freshour Adkins. Surviving are her children, Randall Dean Acord, Diane Botkin, Karen Sue…

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Vernon D. Boland

Vernon D. Boland, 90 of Stout died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at SOMC Hospice.  He was born October 28, 1927 in West Portsmouth to the late Roy and Lola Boland.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Alice Helen Boland, a son; Donald R. Boland, a brother; Burton Boland, and…

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Ester Robin Messer

Ester Robin Messer, 65 of Portsmouth died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home.  She was born June 3, 1953 in Portsmouth to the late Howard and Irene Virginia Nicely Messer.  She was a retired Aid from Blessed at Home Nursing Facility. Ester was preceded in death by a brother; Howard Messer Jr., and 2…

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Axia Arena Woodruff

Axia Arena “Sally” Woodruff went to be with the Lord on September 14th, 2018 at 1:00p.m surrounded by family. Sally was joined in marriage to the late Joe Woodruff on November 19th, 1960. She was the daughter of the late Okey and Anna Mae Bennett- Richards. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, her…

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Frankie Clayton Spradlin

Frankie Clayton Spradlin, 76, of Beaver, Ohio passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Adena Pike Medical Center, Waverly, Ohio.  He was born on October 28, 1941 in Williamson, West Virginia, son of the late Hark Spradlin and Janie Williams Spradlin.  He was united in marriage to Judy Ellen Moore Spradlin who preceded him…

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Kenneth Wayne Davis

Kenneth Wayne Davis, 81, of South Shore, KY, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 1, 1937 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Franklin C. and Thelma Violet Pierce Davis. In 1983, Ken moved his family to southern California where he completed his…

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