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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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Opal Williams

Opal Williams, 92, of Waverly, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at her residence.  She was born on November 17, 1929 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Basil Blair and Emma Blanton Blair.  On December 20, 1974 she was united in marriage to Clarence Earl Williams who survives.  In addition to her husband,…

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Charles E. Martin

Charles E. Martin, 94, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, passed away Jan. 30, 2022 in SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born in Portsmouth, Jan. 19, 1928, a son of the late Charles W. Martin and Grace Toland Martin. Charles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Preceded in death by one brother, Elmer…

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Dean E. Brumfield

Dean E. Brumfield, 61, of Sciotoville, died suddenly in his home on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Born on March 4, 1960 in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Arzie and Arthalene Ruley Brumfield. Also preceding him in death were a brother-in-law, Donny Wagoner and a sister-in-law, Kimberly Garrett. Surviving are his wife of…

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-Larry Gene Jordan

-Larry Gene Jordan, 71, of Sciotoville passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at his home. Larry was born September 2, 1950 in Portsmouth to the late Claude Jordan and Melvina Allen Jordan. Larry had a BA in History and was retired as a Union Electrician with IBEW 575. In addition to his parents, he was…

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Clyde Richard Slack

Clyde Richard Slack, 86, of South Webster passed away Friday November 5, 2021 at SOMC Hospice Center. He was born May 28, 1935 in South Webster, a son of the late John and Sarah (Johnson) Slack. Clyde was a former Rail Inspector, enjoyed fishing and piddling with his cars. He is survived by a daughter,…

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James R. “Jim” Bishop

James R. “Jim” Bishop, 69, of Portsmouth passed away Sunday October 31, 2021 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1952 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Earmel and Lucille (Beesler) Bishop. Jim was a member of the New Boston First Church of the Nazarene, was retired from the 7 UP…

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Odith Smith

Odith Smith, 72 of Quincy, Kentucky passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Oct. 28, 2021. He was born in Honeywell, Kentucky, May 17, 1949, a son of Gladys Stevens Smith and the late Glen Smith. Odith loved his family and antique cars. Surviving are his wife, Debbie Smith, children, Nekota (Michael…

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Margie Ann Jackson

Margie Ann Jackson, 78, of Piketon, Ohio passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at her home. She was born May 17, 1943 in Phelps, Kentucky to the late Ira and Sarah Stumbo Stiltner.  She was united in marriage to Conrad Ray Jackson who preceded her in death.  Surviving are daughters, Betty Sue Wolford of Williamson,…

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Elsie Taylor

Elsie Taylor, 74, went to be with the Lord at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  She was born April 5, 1947 in Adams County, Ohio to the late Charles and Ocha Graham.  On November 30, 1965 she married the love of her life, Ora Taylor and they were married for…

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