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Deborah Kay Howard-Copas

Deborah Kay Howard-Copas, 51 of McDermott, died Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was born September 9, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Marvin Wayne and Georgene Mosley Perdue. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her former husband, Jake Howard, a brother, Marvin Wayne (PJ) Perdue…

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Stephen Hanes

Stephen Hanes, 59, of Wheelersburg, OH., passed away Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Kings Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, KY. He was born in Portsmouth, OH., January 15, 1965 a son of the late Donald and Judith Kennedy Hanes. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, William Mark Hanes and…

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Gary Wayne Howell

Gary Wayne Howell, 79, of West Portsmouth died at SOMC Hospice on January 18, 2024.  He was born October 13, 1944, in West Portsmouth to the late William and Kathleen (Conley) Howell.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Larry Howell. Gary was a 1963 graduate of Portsmouth West.  After graduation…

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Molly Fyffe

Molly Fyffe, 85, of Waverly, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023 surrounded by her family.  She was born September 24, 1937 in Johnson County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Beedie and Norma Howard Cantrell. On December 20, 1952 Molly was united in marriage to Joseph Fyffe, Sr. who preceded her in death on…

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Hazel Geraldine Russell

Hazel Geraldine Russell, 93, of Saint Paul, Kentucky, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on September 7, 2023.  Hazel was born in Greenup County, Kentucky, on July 18, 1930, to Dave and Nettie Wilburn.  She served The Lord for 75 years. Hazel loved God and her family.  She attended South Portsmouth Community…

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Rodney R. Slusher

Rodney R. Slusher, 57, of Sciotoville, died Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center.  Born on August 4, 1966, in Portsmouth, he was a son of Henry and Sandra Williams Slusher and was an avid East High School fan of athletics. Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Henry Slusher, his…

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Joanne Winters

A Memorial Service for Joanne Winters, 91, of West Portsmouth, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the service hour. Joanne was born on December 24, 1931, to the late…

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Anita Jean Puckett

Anita Jean Puckett, 64, of Columbus, passed away on August 3, 2023, at her home. She was born November 20, 1958, in Portsmouth, the daughter of the late John James and Betty Jean Williams Puckett. Anita retired from the OSU Medical Center where she had worked as a respiratory therapist. She graduated from the Columbus…

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Mima Marie Vita

Mima Marie Vita, 87, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at the SOMC Hospice Center, surrounded by her family. She was born August 27, 1935, in Sciotoville, to the late Norman Lee and Helen Esther Smedley Taylor. Mima was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she sang in the choir.…

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Barry Dean Hammon

Barry Dean Hammon, 67, of Firebrick, KY., passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at his residence. He was born in Portsmouth, OH., January 22, 1956 a son of the late Ralph and Ethel Harr Hammon. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, Terry, Phillip and Steven Hammon; one sister-in-law, Brenda…

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