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Obituaries

John Wesley Kelley, Sr

John Wesley Kelley, Sr., 87, died Monday, November 28, 2022 in the SOMC Hospice Center surrounded by his family.  Born on January 23, 1935 in Sciotoville, he was a son of the late John Raymond and Garnet Gilliland Kelley. Wes was an active member of the Army Reserve for six years.  A retired payroll clerk…

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Jayson Stephen McGraw

Jayson Stephen McGraw, 18, of West Portsmouth, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at SOMC in Portsmouth. He was born May 19, 2004, in Portsmouth, a son of LaToya E. Cave and Jayson Ryan McGraw, who survive. Jayson was a 2022 Portsmouth West High School graduate and he had attended the Scioto County Career Technical…

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Grace Pruitt Fannin

Grace Pruitt Fannin, age 91, of South Shore, Kentucky passed on from her mortal life on 11-28-2022. Grace was the daughter of the late Henry Lee Pruitt and Mary Bell Potter Pruitt. She was born on 02-01-1931, in Garrison of Lewis County Kentucky. Grace was the eighth child of eleven children, sixth of the nine…

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Bernistene Folsom

Bernistene Folsom, 91 of West Portsmouth, died Saturday November 26, 2022 at Hillview Retirement Center. She was born January 10, 1931 in Waterloo, Ohio to the late Claude and Luella Humphrey Addis. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James E. Folsom whom she married on December 31, 1948. Bernistene…

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Anne Carson Hossman

Anne Carson Hossman, 103 years old, of Portsmouth passed away at Hillview Retirement Center on November 26, 2022.   She was born November 20, 1919 to the Eugene and Edith (Spohn) Carson. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Arthur Hossman, and three brothers, Harold Carson, Lou Carson, and…

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Josephine Mays

Josephine Mays, 79 years old, of Piketon, OH, passed away Friday, November 25, 2022 at her home. She was born January 12, 1943, in Cincinnati, OH, to the late William and Sarah Smith. She is preceded in by her parents, two children, Rosie Mays and William “Billy” McKinney, Jr., and three sisters: Lula Stone, Hattie…

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Bonnie Jane McKeag

Bonnie Jane McKeag Age 81, of Portsmouth passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at Kings Daughters Ohio.  She was born March 19, 1941, in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Bonnie was a 1959 graduate of Portsmouth High School.  She retired from AEP where she worked as a customer service representative.  Bonnie loved to read and cook and especially…

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Delores M. VanGundy

Delores M. VanGundy, 80 of West Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away Nov. 25, 2022 in South Shore Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1942, a daughter of the late John Bailey and Doris McCoy Bailey. Preceded in death by one son, Rick VanGundy, grandson, Wesley Brown, brothers, Howard Bailey, Charles Bailey…

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Linda Garret

Linda Garret, 67 of Minford, Ohio passed away Nov. 24, 2022 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was born in Nuremberg, Germany, Feb. 19, 1955, a daughter of the late Robert Fitzgerald and Evelyn Sokoloski Fitzgerald. Linda spent her life caring for her family and others, loved her dog, taking in strays,…

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Sylvia Frances Richendollar

Sylvia Frances Richendollar, 93 of Portsmouth, died Sunday, November 27, 2022 at SOMC Hospice. She was born December 15, 1928 in Greenup, Kentucky to the late Gertie Mae Bond. Along with her mother she was preceded in death by her husband Glen George Richendollar, whom she married in September of 1959, and a stepson George…

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