Obituaries

Preston Carter Smith, Jr.

Preston Carter “Smiley” Smith, Jr., 85, of Portsmouth, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at the SOMC Hospice Center. He was born February 6, 1935 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Preston C. and Ruth Ford Smith. Preston retired from the former Norfolk & Western Railway Co. where he was a brake inspector and he…

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Patricia Ann Clark

Patricia Ann Clark, 71, of South Shore, Kentucky passed away, Sept. 16, 2020 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH. She was born in Greenup County, KY, April 3, 1949, a daughter of the late Harlan Grizzell and Lorena Moore Grizzell. Surviving are her husband, Morton Clark, four children, Raymond Porter of Ironton, OH,…

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Glenn E. Gilpin

Glenn E. Gilpin, 92, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away, Sept. 15, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. He was born in Scioto County, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1927, a son of the late Harry D. Gilpin and Anna Marie Gress Gilpin. Preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Gilpin, 1975, one son, Daniel Gilpin, two brothers…

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James Arthur Paxson

James Arthur Paxson, 68 of Portsmouth, died Saturday September 12, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 13, 1951 in Portsmouth to the late Earl and Edith White Paxson.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; David and Johnny, 2 sisters; Connie and Ruthann, and a great grandson and…

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Audrey Ann Cottrell

Audrey Ann Cottrell, 76, of Jasper, Tennessee, a former Lucasville resident, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1944 in Lucasville and was a daughter of the late Roscoe Days, Sr. and Grace Days. Audrey was the former manager for Ponderosa in Wheelersburg. She is survived by one…

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Marjorie Leah Andrus

Marjorie Leah Andrus, age 102, of Waverly passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Traditions of Bristol Village.  She was born on March 8, 1918 in Traverse City, Michigan to the late George Bursaw and Nellie (Helfrich) Bursaw.  In 1941 she was united in marriage to the late Edward Andrus.  Surviving are her children,…

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David Marion Prosch

David Marion Prosch, 90, of Portsmouth,  died peacefully in his sleep at Hillview Retirement Center on September 5, 2020. He was born on July 18, 1930 in Portsmouth to Marion William and Ida Alice (Faivre) Prosch. He graduated Portsmouth High School in the class of 1948.  He married Unadel Faye Skeens on June 18, 1951…

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Melvina Hill

Melvina Hill, 61 of Piketon, Ohio gained her wings with her family by her side on September 3, 2020 at OSU. Melvina or Mel as most called her was the last of her siblings. She was a strong woman who never gave up and kept fighting to live her life as a mother and grandma…

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Charles Earl Boldman

Charles Earl Boldman, 98, of McDermott left SOMC Hospice and went to his heavenly home Monday, August 31, 2020. He was born April 5, 1922 to Charles Elijah and Martha Leona Strickland Boldman in Lucasville. After working as a lad on a farm, Charles joined the US Army and served three years in World War…

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Eileen Vada Zornes

Eileen Vada Holmes Zornes, age 90 of South Webster passed away peacefully August 27, 2020 at SOMC Hospice. She was born July 19, 1930 to Newell and Margaret (Smith) Holmes. Eileen married Harold Zornes September 4, 1949. They co-owned the Z&D restaurant in South Webster and loved visiting with and serving the community.  Eileen spent…

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