Obituaries

Blanche Cozetta Jenkins Cox

Blanche Cozetta Jenkins Cox Age 80, of Haverhill, formerly of Wheelersburg, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her son’s home in Haverhill.  She was born October 20, 1938 in Blaine, KY to Henry and Thelma (Edwards) Jenkins.  Blanche was a member of the 1956 graduating class of Glenwood High School…

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James Edwind “Red” Hunt, Jr.

James Edwin “Red” Hunt, Jr., 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the SOMC Hospice Center. He was born October 24, 1932 in Portsmouth, a son of the late James Edwin and Lena Mae Widdig Hunt, Sr. Red retired after 43 years with Dayton-Walther Corporation where he worked as a Store Room Supervisor.…

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Gary J. Cheek

Gary J. Cheek 77 of Oak Hill, and formerly of Portsmouth and Wheelersburg, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at SOMC Hospice. Born April 19, 1942 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Kermit and Myrtle (Holbrook) Cheek. He was a graduate of South Webster H.S., Class of 1960.  He first worked for Ideal Milk Company.…

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Anna Lee Furnier

Anna Lee Furnier, 88Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grand mother. Anna Lee Furnier, 88, of Stout, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 8th at Hillview Retirement Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.Born February 27, 1931 in Buena Vista, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Bessie Hazelbaker. Anna Lee was a dedicated homemaker, a longtime…

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Steven Michael Sparks

Steven Michael Sparks, 66 of Lucasville passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth.He was an avid sports fan of the Northwest Mohawks, Ohio State Buckeyes, Duke Blue Devils, Nascar, and his beloved Cincinnati Reds.He was born August 1, 1952 in Portsmouth to the late Willis and Delores Brannon Sparks.Steve was…

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Kimberly Dawn McKenzie

Kimberly Dawn McKenzie, 53, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.She was born January 21, 1966 in Portsmouth, a daughter of Phyllis Brigner McKenzie of Mt. Sterling and the late James Donald McKenzie.Kimberly was an X-ray technician and a personal care assistant, loved…

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Goldie Weddington

Goldie Weddington, 101, of Wheelersburg, went to be with Jesus, her Savior, on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in the emergency room at the Southern Ohio Medical Center.  Born on June 8, 1918, she was born in Lynn, KY, a daughter of the late John and Violet Watkins Whitely.  She was a retired manager of the…

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Evelyn Marcella Burk

Evelyn Marcella Burk, 82, of Sciotodale, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her residence.  Born on February 6, 1937 in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Meadows Craiger and was a homemaker. Evelyn attended Sciotodale Free Will Baptist Church and raised “100” kids. Also preceding her in death were her…

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Bobby Gene Howard, Jr.

Bobby Gene Howard, Jr., 40, of Wheelersburg, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his home of an apparent heart attack.  Born on March 22, 1979 in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Bobby Gene Howard, Sr., and Roxanne Nichols who survives. Bobby Gene was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and a…

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Molly Irene Harrington

Molly Irene Harrington, Age 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  She was born February 27, 1937, in Glovers Gap, West Virginia to John Lee and Nancy (Watson) Stoneking.  Molly worked for the Parks and Recreation Department in Portsmouth.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting reading, and listening to music.…

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