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Obituaries

Michael Martin Staker

Michael Martin Staker 35, of Wheelersburg passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023. Michael was born January 19, 1988 in Portsmouth to George Martin Lewis Staker and Patricia Kay Sparks Staker. Michael has an Associate Degree and was employed by Northwind as a Service Worker/Safety Supervisor. He was a member of Plymouth Heights Church of Nazarene.…

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Daniel Edward Perry

Daniel Edward Perry, 89, of Pickerington, formerly of Portsmouth passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Daniel was born October 15, 1933 in Portsmouth, OH to the late Clyde Perry and Ethel Moore Perry. Daniel was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean conflict and was the…

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Mel Royster

Mel Royster, 70 of Columbus, Ohio, passed away at his residence. Jan. 28, 2023. He was born in Keho, Kentucky, Sept. 16, 1952, son of the late Floyd Royster and Emma Royster. Mel was a member of the Church of Christ, avid OSU Buckeye fan and a member of the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge #769, West…

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Connie Francis Cooper

Connie Francis Cooper, 52, of Portsmouth, passed away Sunday January 29, 2023. She was born March 29, 1970 in Crestline, OH, a daughter of the late Ronald and Barbara (Corns) Hodge. She enjoyed shopping, playing bingo and loved her dogs. She never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. Connie is survived by…

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Claude Joe Jarvis, Jr.

Claude Joe Jarvis, Jr., 65, of Portsmouth passed away Thursday January 26, 2023 at SOMC Hospice Center. He was born July 30, 1957 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Claude and Edith (Mangus) Jarvis. He served in the U.S. Marines, enjoyed playing on the computer, watching westerns on TV, especially Bonanza. Claude is survived…

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George Daniel Moore

George Daniel Moore, 76, of Minford, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home on January 26, 2023 after his battle with cancer. Born to the late Melvin and Geneva Moore on March 20, 1946. Danny lived the majority of his life as a resident in Madison, West Virginia. Being an “ace of all trades”, he…

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Martha Potts

Martha Potts passed away peacefully on January 24, 2023, with her loving family and friends by her side. Martha was the youngest child of Duncan and Ruth Reagin Baxter and grew up with her older brother Dale in Portsmouth Ohio. She received a BA Degree in Education from Ohio University in Athens, OH. Martha was a…

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Firmin “Phil” Rodrigue

Firmin “Phil” Rodrigue, 80 of Rubyville passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at his residence with his family. He was born June 22, 1942 in Quebec, Canada, he was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #437 and an active member of Rubyville Community Church. Phil loved the outdoors, was full of life, hardworking, strong, and…

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Michelle Renee Crabtree

Michelle Renee Crabtree, 50, of Miamisburg passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Kettering Health in Miamisburg. She was born January 7, 1973 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Michael Alan Crabtree and Gail Louise Moore Crabtree. Michelle was a teacher, worked in retail sales, and attended Bethel Baptist Church in West Carrollton. She graduated…

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G.B. Francis Colvin

G.B. Francis Colvin, 86 of Lucasville passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023. He was born May 5, 1936 in Johnson County, Kentucky, a son of the late Earl and Mattie Hitchcock Colvin and was retired from AG Samuelson, Inc. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Linda Colvin; one grandchild; three great grandchildren;…

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