Obituaries

Robert George Smith

Robert George “Crazy Bob” Smith, 77, of Portsmouth, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at this home. He was born November 2, 1941 in Miami, FL, the only child of the late George W. and Bernice Langlinhouse Smith. Bob was a graduate of a military academy in the Miami area and of the Baptist faith.…

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Joseph Edward Cole

Joseph “Joey” Edward Cole, 57, of South Portsmouth, KY passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home. He was born November 19, 1961 in Portsmouth, a son of Ralph E. and Polly A. Burton Cole, who survive. Joey was a retired sanitation truck driver for Rumpke and a 1980 Portsmouth High School graduate. He…

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Christine (Kimbler) Pennywitt

Carried off in waves of love, Christine Pennywitt, 67, of Portsmouth, drifted into the river in the sky on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the SOMC Hospice Center. She was born October 3, 1952 in Ironton to the late Arville and Gladys Pauline Blackburn Kimbler, Sr. Christine knew no stranger, danced without music and never sat…

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Charles W. Evans

Charles W. Evans, Age 93, of Portsmouth, formerly of Cleveland and Columbus, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Portsmouth. He has no surviving family members. Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace.  Arrangements are pending with D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston.

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Dennis Gene Withers

Dennis (Denny) Gene Withers, age 68 of Portsmouth, Ohio, died quietly in his sleep Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on December 17, 1950, the son of the late Olen and Mae Branscum Withers.  He was a loving and caring son, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He loved the Lord, and…

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Teresa “Terri” Jo Spriggs

Teresa “Terri” Jo Spriggs, Age 57, of West Portsmouth, passed away accidentally on October 3, 2019.  She was born in Portsmouth on April 14, 1962 to Virgil Jack and Wanda (Munn) Spriggs.  Terri worked as a laborer for Taylor Lumber.  In her free time she enjoyed flowers and liked to draw. She is survived by…

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Essie M. Powell

Essie M. Powell, 88, of Portsmouth, went to be with her Lord, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Best Care in Wheelersburg.  Born on September 17, 1931 in Hitchens, KY, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Edna Adkins Marshall and was a member of Cedar Street Church of Christ in Christian Union…

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Edward Gordon Cox, Sr.

MINFORD – Edward Gordon Cox, Sr., 75, of Minford, departed this life on Friday, October 4, 2019, at his home in his favorite chair and now sits with the Lord in Heaven. He was born November 15, 1943 in Portsmouth, Ohio.   He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph L Cox, Sr.; mother,…

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Shirley Yvonne Grooms

Shirley Yvonne Grooms, 76, of Piketon, Ohio passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Adena-Pike Medical Center in Waverly.  She was born October 7, 1942 in Pike County, Ohio to the late Verl and Cora Beavers Jones.  On September 14, 1959 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Eugene Grooms who preceded her in death…

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Zacharie Chase Rowe

Zacharie Chase Rowe, 10, of McDermott, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 with his step-father, Mark Andrus, as a result of a car accident.He was born October 10, 2008 in Portsmouth, a son of Tiffany Marie Saunders Andrus of McDermott and James Allen Rowe of Portsmouth.Chase is also survived by three brothers, Emilio Stiers, Roy…

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