Obituaries

Lovella Litz

Lovella Litz, 89, of West Portsmouth went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth. She was born March 11, 1930 in West Portsmouth to the late Cecil Edward and Fannie M. Deemer Porter. Lovella was a retired secretary at Dry Run School and volunteered for many…

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Ronald G. Bonzo

Ronald G. Bonzo, 82, of Sciotoville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at his home with family by his bedside.  Born on November 18, 1937 in Scioto County, he was a son of the late Gilbert and Agnes Sergent Bonzo and was a longtime member of Berean Baptist Church…

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Barbara Jean Horner

Barbara Jean Horner, 82 of Lucasville passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at SOMC in Portsmouth. Born November 24, 1937 in New Boston, a daughter of the late Chester V. and Edna Mae Howell Ross, she was 1956 graduate of New Boston High School, a homemaker and Business Manager for Horner & Sons Construction. She was…

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Barbara Jean Sperry

Barbara Jean Sperry, 52, of Portsmouth, died Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Rosemount Pavilion.  She was born August 8, 1967, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Gerald Evans and Lola Duncan Evans.  She is survived by one daughter, Michele Renee Leport, of Portsmouth;  two granddaughters, Kim Lawson and husband Chick, of Lucasville; Gina Sarajlic…

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Garlie Lee Mays

  Garlie Lee Mays, 81 of Ironton, died Saturday January 18, 2020 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton. He was born December 8, 1938 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky to the late Estle and Ezma Mays. Lee was a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, a member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge # 769 and…

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Heidi Louise Cropper

Heidi Louise Cropper, 53 of Portsmouth, died Friday January 17, 2020 at her home. She was born October 12, 1966 in Portsmouth to Earl and Traudi Eckerl Strickland of Portsmouth. She was preceded in death by her brother Michael Earl Strickland. Heidie was a 1985 graduate of Portsmouth West High School. Along with her parents,…

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Barbara Ellen Holsinger

Barbara Ellen Holsinger, 74, of Lucasville passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born December 20, 1945 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Simmie and Grace Osborne Alley, she was a nurse’s aide, homemaker and attended Nile Community Church.   She is survived by one son, George E. Holsinger of…

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Jason Dean Sexton

Jason Dean Sexton, age 42, of Wheelersburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 16, 2020 after battling a long illness of cancer.  He was of the Christian Baptist faith.  He was born November 28, 1977, son of Larry and Judy Sexton of Wheelersburg.  Jason enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars. …

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Juanita Jane Akers

Juanita Jane Akers, 84, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Juanita was born July 10, 1935 in New Boston, Ohio to the late Thomas and Hazel Pennington Groh.  She was a homemaker and a member of Plymouth Heights Church of Nazarene.  In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded…

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Virginia L. Harness

Virginia L. Harness, 77, of West Portsmouth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at SOMC. Born July 21, 1942, in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Geneva Morgan Harness, she retired from OSCO Industries and was a 1960 Valley High School graduate.    She is survived by a brother-in-law, David (Dorothy) Scott, a…

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