Obituaries

Darrell Edward Leadingham

Darrell Edward Leadingham, 74, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Darrell was born April 6, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Russell and Kathleen Adams Leadingham.  He was owner of KD Dragway.  In addition to his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy…

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Raymond S. Wiltshire,

Raymond S. Wiltshire, 90 of Loveland, formerly of West Portsmouth died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Hospice of Cincinnati. He was a retired Lockheed Martin Engineering Vice President. He was born December 17, 1929 in West Portsmouth to the late Arley H. and Elizabeth Jane Redden Wiltshire.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death…

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Wanda M. Lore

Wanda M. Lore, 83, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, April 2, 2020 in the SOMC Hospice Center.  Born on October 4, 1936 in Greenup, KY, she was a daughter of the late David and Norma Armstrong Phillips and attended Bonser Run Christian Baptist Church. Wanda was a designer for Colonial Florist with over 46 years of service.…

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Judy Joann Silvey

Judy Joann Silvey Age 56, of New Boston, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  She was born August 24, 1963 in Portsmouth to William and Ivy (Lambert) Gibson.  Judy worked over 23 years at Blackburn’s Grocery and was a NASCAR fan where her favorite drivers were Jeff Gordon and Jimmy…

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Clarence “Buddy” Edward Raike

Clarence “Buddy” Edward Raike Age 83, of New Boston, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at his home.  He was born April 2, 1937 in Quincy, Kentucky to Clarence S. and Maudie (Arthur) Raike.  “Buddy” worked in the Union with the Shipfitters in Baltimore, MD, was a member of the Local #274 Sheet Metal Trades…

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Steven Anthony Radabaugh

Steven Anthony Radabaugh, 72, of Franklin Furnace passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  Steven was born October 5, 1947 in Pike County to the late Ernest Radabaugh and surviving is his mother, Hazel Taylor Radabaugh.  Steven has a BA degree from Kansas State and was employed as Project Manager at…

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Martha Jean DeCamp

Martha Jean DeCamp, 82, of Wheelersburg, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Hillview Retirement Center in Portsmouth.  Martha was born October 1, 1937 in Hickman County, TN to the late Raymond Hensley and Oma Cogdill Hensley Campbell.  Martha was a graduate of Helena Dye Beauty School in Nashville, TN and worked as a beautician…

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Betty Sue Shaw

Betty Sue Shaw, 90, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Best Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wheelersburg.  Betty was born November 17, 1929 in Woodland, AL to the late John Thomas and Hattie Smith Edmondson.  Betty was retired as an assembly line worker for General Electric.  In addition to her…

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Hazel Louise Lavender Otworth

Hazel Louise Lavender Otworth, 88, of Franklin Furnace went home to be with the Lord with her loving family surrounding her on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 after an extended illness.  Born to Mary Wright Lavender and Charles Oscar Lavender, both of whom preceded her in death, she was a lifelong resident of Franklin Furnace…

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Lisa Davine Nelson

Lisa Davine Nelson, 50, of Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1969 in Portsmouth to the late Alonzo and Murvine (Mitchell) Nelson, Sr. Lisa was the owner of the former L&N Child Care and she had also worked as a home health aide. A…

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