Obituaries

Johnnie Charles Hisle

Johnnie Charles Hisle, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born December 29, 1939 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Henry Hisle and Elsie Clyde Moody Potts. Johnnie was a member of Laborers Local 83 and a former Scioto County Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy. He…

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Raymond Alfred Gibbs Jr

Raymond Alfred Gibbs Jr., 90, of South Shore, Kentucky, passed away Dec. 2, 2018 in SOMC Hospice Care Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, July 3, 1928, a son of the late Raymond A. Gibbs Sr. and Irminda Boggs Gibbs. Ray was a member of South Shore Church of God, a…

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Dr. Adrian N. Collins

Dr. Adrian N. Collins, 89, of South Shore, KY, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born in Johnson County, KY, June 26, 1929, a son of the late Adrian Collins and Edna B. Nunnery. Dr. Collins was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Graduate…

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David Edward Bartley

David Edward Bartley Age 60, lifelong resident of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at OSU Hospital in Columbus.  He was born June 9, 1958 in Portsmouth to Charles and Ann (Hodge) Bartley.  David was a 1977 Portsmouth High School graduate, served in the U.S. Army, and married Corita Swords in Portsmouth on August…

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Mary Thelma Brown

Mary Thelma Brown, 51 of West Portsmouth died Monday, November 26, 2018 at her home.  She was born June 6, 1967 in Portsmouth to the late John Leroy and Leona E. Brown Bevins.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister; Leona Marie Bevins. Mary is survived by her husband; George…

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Wilma J. Lovins

Wilma J. Lovins, 92, of McDermott, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth following a brief illness. She was born in Scioto County, February 10, 1926 to Roby and Esther Downey Lovins who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James, in 1977. A 1944 graduate…

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Martha Jean Salyer

Martha Jean Salyer Age 68, of Lucasville, surrounded by her family went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 1, 2018 at her home.  She was born February 8, 1950 in Hitchens, KY to Sherman and Iva (Salyers) Bair.  She was a talented painter, loved sewing, and raising Yorkies.  She also played the piano and…

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Elmer Richard Malone

Elmer Richard Malone, 88 of West Portsmouth died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at SOMC Hospice.  He was born February 12, 1930 in Portsmouth to the late Clovis and Grace Johnson Malone. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother; Clarence Malone. Elmer was a contractor and had his own construction…

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Doris Gene Matheny

Doris Gene Matheny 76,of Lucasville passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her residence. She was born March 11, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a daughter of the late Robert Forrester, and Ima Jean Mayberry Childers. Doris was a retired Postal Clerk for the United States Postal Service and attended Rehoboth Mission in West Portsmouth.…

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Alta Joann Church

Alta Joann Church, 87 of Delaware, Ohio died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her home.  She was born June 7, 1931 in Portsmouth, to the late Oscar Leander and Francis Louise Shaw Swords.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; William Edward Church, who she married on October 5, 1951…

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