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Margaret Hammond, 89, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at her residence. She was born August 10, 1933 in Greenup County, KY a daughter of the late Earl Roy and Lucy Virginia Campbell Shearer. She was a retired Assembly Line worker for Beckman Electronic in Paso Robles, California, and a foster grandparent at…

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Larry Lowell Lumpkins

Larry Lowell Lumpkins, 86 of Vanceburg, Kentucky passed away Dec. 26, 2022 at his residence. Larry was born in Dorton, Kentucky, Nov. 24, 1936, a son of the late Roy Lumpkins and Rhoda Mullins Lumpkins. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Preceded in death besides his parents are one son, Donald…

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Shirley Arlene Conklin

Shirley Arlene Conklin, 87, of Charlotte, NC, a longtime Portsmouth resident, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022, in Huntersville, NC. Shirley was born July 28, 1935, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Dorothy Marie (Moss) and James Woodrow Alexander. A 1953 Clay High School graduate, she was a member of the Clay Alumni Association.…

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John Porter

John Porter 10-24-1974 of West Portsmouth passed away at Grant Hospital in Columbus on Sunday November 13, 2022. He is the son of Wayne and Diane (Colley) Porter of Wheelersburg, he has one brother Wayne and (Tiffiny)Porter II of Wheelersburg. Two nephews Ej and Isaac Porter of Wheelersburg and, 1 son Josh of West Portsmouth.…

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Rose Lee Valentine

Rose Lee Valentine 82, of Lucasville passed away Thursday, November 3, 2022, at SOMC Hospice. She was born May 19, 1940, in Otway, a daughter of the late Edward McKinley and Lenora Marshall Craycraft. Rose Lee was a homemaker and the last surviving sibling of 15 children. She was also preceded in death by one…

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Gloria Jean Spence

Gloria Jean Spence, 78 of Clarktown, passed away Friday, November 11, 2022, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. She was born August 3, 1944, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Ballard Richard and Imogene Mae Elliott Fraley. Gloria was a homemaker and STN Aide, a member of Christ’s Brethren Church, and a…

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Julia LaVaughn Riggs Cunningham

Julia LaVaughn Riggs Cunningham, 84, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at KDMC in Ashland, KY. Julia was born July 12, 1938 in Scioto County to the late William Henry Riggs and Bessie Ruth Haywood Riggs. Julia was a member of St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church and was a Den Mother for…

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Betty Jean (Gerlach) Bahner

Betty Jean (Gerlach) Bahner, 76, of Wheelersburg, OH, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, November 5, 2022. She was born February 4, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH, daughter of the late Carl and the late Catherine (Strehle) Gerlach, and sister of the late Robert (Sue) Gerlach; the late Ben (Debbie) Gerlach; and Bill (the late…

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Shirley Ann Beesler, 85, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday October 6, 2022. She was born August 31, 1937 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Mary Benner. She was a Stock Clerk at the former K-Mart Store, a 1955 graduate of Valley High School and formerly attended Fredrick Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the…

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David Blankenbeckley

David Blankenbeckley, 75, of Firebrick, Kentucky passed away, Aug. 29, 2022 in Abbyshire Place in Bidwell, Ohio. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, April 5, 1947, a son of the late Lonzo and Mora McCray Blankenbeckley. David was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Army where…

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