Obituaries

Rosilee Mae Long

Rosilee Mae Long, 90, of Latham, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.  She was born September 19, 1930 in Latham, Ohio, daughter of the late Given C. Williams and Helen Leora Adams.  On April 23, 1948 Rosilee was united in marriage to Dwight Long Jr. who…

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Shane D. Bays

Shane D. Bays Age 33 of Obetz, formerly of Franklin Furnace passed away April 11, 2021.  He was born May 23, 1987 in Portsmouth.  Shane was a 2006 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and worked various construction jobs.  He loved the history channel, reading and spending time with his family. He is survived by…

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John W. Hall Sr.

John W. Hall Sr. Age 72 of Sciotoville went to be with the Lord at his home April 11, 2021.  He was born July 28, 1948 in Portsmouth.  John enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, and continued serving for 16 years.  He worked in various construction jobs for…

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Donald E. Raynard

Donald E. Raynard, age 69 of Sciotoville went to be with the Lord April 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 15, 1951 in Portsmouth to Donald  and Ruth (Smith) Raynard.  He was raised by his grandparents Lawrence and Charlotte Raynard.  Don graduated from Portsmouth East High School…

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James Arthur Benner

James Arthur Benner (Jim), 80, of Wheelersburg, OH finally got to go Home on Monday April 5th, 2021. He was surrounded by his family at his earthly home as entered Heaven’s gates. Jim was born on January 13th, 1941 in Portsmouth, OH to Roy and Cecil (Martin) Benner.  He graduated from Portsmouth East High School…

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Paula Antoinette Lykins Coyle

Paula Antoinette Lykins Coyle, 74, of Franklin Furnace, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at home. Paula was born December 14, 1946 in Portsmouth to the late Ronald Lykins and Betty Hall Lykins. Paula was employed by Scioto County as a Parole Officer and belonged to First Church of Nazarene New Boston. In addition to…

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Kathryn Ann Price

Kathryn Ann Price, 79, of Wheelersburg, died Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the SOMC Hospice Center with her family by her bedside.  Born on November 3, 1941 in Huntington, WV, she was a daughter of the late John and Laurama Williams Marshall, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford…

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Patricia Faye Coleman

Patricia Faye Coleman, 76 of West Portsmouth died Monday, March 15, 2021 in Waverly, Ohio.  She was born September 17, 1944 to the late Roy Swearingen Sr. and Gladys Tatman Swearingen.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Coleman whom she married on November 3, 1962, 2 brothers; Ira…

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Robert Michael “Mike” Collins Sr

Robert Michael “Mike” Collins Sr., 76, of Portsmouth, died Saturday, March 13, 2021 at SOMC Hospice.  He was born February 28, 1945 in Portsmouth to the late Robert E. and Zara (Duchinski) Collins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby brother, Danny Collins. He was retired from ODOT, as…

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Vernon Lee Conley

Vernon Lee Conley, 75 of Lucasville passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at SOMC Hospice. Born November 15, 1945 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Isaac Lawson and Mattie Mae Plummer Conley, he retired from N&S Railway, was an ordained Christian Baptist Minister and was pastor of several area churches. Vernon enjoyed running beagles,…

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