Obituaries

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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Dorothy L. Gilliam

Mrs. Dorothy L. Gilliam died peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Portsmouth, Ohio at the age of 88. Dorothy is survived by two sons, Jerry Michael Gilliam (Jo Ellen) of Port Clinton, Ohio and Jon Charles Gilliam (Tony Frisby) of Philadelphia, PA, as well as grandchildren Joshua Michael Gilliam (Jamie Lynn) and Nicholas Michael Gilliam…

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Joseph Eli Erwin

Joseph Eli Erwin, 27, of Piketon, Ohio passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Akron, Ohio.  He was born on December 25, 1991, son of the late Ernest Lee Erwin and Kimberly Ann Kiser Anderson and husband Charles Roger Anderson of Piketon, Ohio.  Also surviving are three sons, Zachary Elijah Wayne, Oliver Ray, and…

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Ann Beasley

Ann Beasley, 89, of Rosemount, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, October 7, 2019 at SOMC Hospice.    She was born December 3, 1929 in Paintsville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Jesse and Ruby Ramey Franklin.    Ann was a retired realtor being honored with a 1 million in 1 year sales award and…

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Eve Ann Vanderpool

Eve Ann Vanderpool, 66 of Lucasville, died Friday October 4, 2019 at SOMC Hospice. She was born October 19, 1952 in Portsmouth to the late Charles and Joyce Shepherd Stamper. Eve was an avid drag racing fan, loved to camp, and also loved Ohio State Football. She is survived by her husband Ted Vanderpool whom…

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Sandra Lou Sowards

Sandra Lou Sowards, 65 of Portsmouth died Friday, October 4, 2019 at Rosemount Pavilion.  She was born April 9, 1954 in Portsmouth to the late John and Pauline Cooper Sowards.  She retired from Shawnee State University (Sodexo). Sandra is survived by 2 daughters; Stacy (Jamie Lotts) Liptrap of Stuarts Draft, Virginia and Tracy (Michael Carter)…

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Charles Barber

Charles “Bud” Barber, 69, of Westwood, Kentucky passed away Oct. 7, 2019 in Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born in Boyd County, Feb. 21, 1950, a son of the late William Walter Barber and Marie Smith. Bud enjoyed fishing, looking for deals at Kroger and picking up Golf balls. Preceded in…

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