Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 3, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Iva Fields - 1912-2009

Iva Lillian Black Fields, 96, of South Point, Ohio, passed onto her eternal home with sweet Jesus, her Lord and Savior on Jan. 1, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.

Iva was born in Durbin on March 20, 1912, the daughter of the late Sherman Cortsel and Sarah Frances Franklin Black. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William C. Fields Jr.; a daughter, Ginger Davis; a grandson, Matthew Clinton Davis; three brothers; and seven sisters.

Iva was a Cornerstone founder of Durbin Cyrus Chapel. She was the oldest living member of South Point United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, superintendent of the children’s department and a lay leader. She regularly attended South Point Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member of the Golden Girls. Iva was active in Girl Scouts and 4-H clubs, and because of her 4-H involvement had a bridge on Solida Road named in her honor. She was involved in the PTA and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a former schoolteacher and an employee of the Lawrence County Senior Center, where she retired at age 90.

Iva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devoted and active follower of Jesus Christ and touched many lives in a positive way as a result of her strong faith.

She is survived by a son, William C. Fields III; four daughters, Glo DeRaimo, Wanda Neudorfer-Pack and husband David, June Lester and husband Dan and Dinah Geschke and husband Gary; grandchildren Lisa Glockner and husband Paul, John Mark Davis and wife Lucy, Lezlie Stephens, Jemella DeRaimo, Karl Eric Neudorfer and wife Noelle, Keri Jo Sites, Stacy Jo Holley, Jennifer Bernsdorf and husband Chad, Abigail Tener and husband Bob and Katheryn McMahon and husband Alex; a granddaughter-in-law, Trena Davis; and great-grandchildren Aaron Webb, Rachel Glockner, John Fields Davis, Lucy Henderson Davis, Martha, Sarah William and Mary Stephens, Jessica Davis, Nickolaus Karl Neudorfer, Chase and Beckett Sites, Cody Miller, Brady Stewart, Darbe Holley, Matthew David, Andrew and Alaina Bernsdorf and Joseph and Nicholas Tener.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel by the Rev. Charles Layne. Iva’s final resting place will be in Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.



Madge Lee Potter - 1914-2009

Madge Lee Huffman Potter passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, after an extended illness at the age of 94.

She was born in Kehoe on Feb. 8, 1914, the daughter of the late Milton Huffman and Winifred Lee Duncan Huffman. Her husband, Mila Potter, son of the late George and Cynthia Ousley Potter, preceded her in death. She lived in Greenup County all of her life and was lovingly nicknamed Hollywood by her friends.

Madge is survived her daughter, Shirley Louise Potter Logan and husband Forrest “Sonny” Logan of Warnock; two grandsons, Glen Paul Logan and wife Robin Stephens Logan of Ashland and Eric Jamil Logan and wife Valerie Jan Frazier Logan of Warnock; five great-grandchildren; Erica Blain Logan Robinson and husband Michael, Karissa Raynell Logan, Forrest Blake Logan and Lakota Marie Logan, all of Warnock, Christopher Ray Logan and wife Michelle of Georgetown; and four great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Logan of Georgetown and Jacob, Ethan and Aiden Robinson of Warnock.

She attended Antioch Christian Church, which her great-grandparents helped establish in 1892.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Kail Ruffner. Burial will be in Warnock Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.



Elmer Adkins - 1921-2009

Elmer J. Adkins, 87, of South Shore, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.

He was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Greenup County, a son of the late James D. and Myrtle Lawson Adkins.

He was retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II. He was a farmer and a trader.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hall Adkins, on Dec. 3, 1990; two sons, Michael Adkins and David Adkins; a brother, Oscar Adkins; and three sisters, Goldie Timberlake, Edna Hardin and Carrie Donaldson.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Kay Halbert of Wailuku, Hawaii, Judy Maloney of Roswell, Ga., and Marnie Sosnovsky of Woodstock, Ga.; a sister, Gladys White of Maysville; and a great-granddaughter, Jordan Sosnovsky.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family by the Rev. David Gross. Burial will be in Bennett’s Chapel Cemetery on Ky. 2 at South Shore, with military graveside rites by James A. Flannery American Legion Post 276 of South Shore.

Friends may call at from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore.



Terry Newman - 1951-2009

Terry Newman, 57, of Worthington, a loving husband, father and friend, went to be with the Lord on Friday Jan. 2, 2009, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital with his family and friends surrounding him.

Mr. Newman was born on March 30, 1951, in Newport, a son of the late Eugene and Mary Elizabeth King Newman. He was a retired operator for the Ashland Oil Refinery with 28 years of service and a member of Worthington Church of the Nazarene. He served in the U.S. Army and loved fishing and his Chicago Cubs.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Debby Hatfield Newman of Worthington; a daughter, Michelle (Martin) Ross of Catlettsburg; two sons, Bryan (Heather) Newman of South Shore and Terry (Angie) Newman Jr. of Elliott County; three sisters, Debra Newman of Florida, Kathy Sue Martin of Erlanger and Brenda Sue King of Kentucky; a brother, Eugene (Kim) Newman of Kentucky; and seven grandchildren who were the light of his life, Zachary, Landyn, Shaylen, Justin and Jordan Newman, Kylee Ross and MaKayla Adams; and his father-in-law, Kyle Hatfield, whom he loved very much.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Worthington Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Paul Neal.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, Ky.



Wanda Burke - 1924-2009

Wanda W. Burke, 84, of Flatwoods, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell.

She was born Nov. 10, 1924, at Mount Victory, a daughter of the late Vester and Grace Roark Wright. She was a retired sales associate for the C.H. Parsons Co., a member of First Assembly of God in Raceland and worked in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ben Burke, and a sister, Ruby Bolton.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Ben and Linda Burke of Raceland and David and Suzanne Burke of Lexington; a sister, Mona Wilson of New Castle, Ind.; two brothers, Paul Wright of Monroe, Ohio, and Lowell Wilson of Somerset; four grandchildren, Aaron, Bethany, Jonathan and Kristin; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God in Raceland by the Rev. James Wells and the Rev. Anthony Nelson. Burial will be in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery at Zelda.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland.



Kenneth Koerper - 1931-2009

Kenneth R. Koerper, 77, of Coal Grove, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 2009, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

He was born March 2, 1931, the son of the late Kenneth M. Koerper and Imogene Hill Koerper Parsons. He was the husband of Rose Ann Lewis Koerper, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of First Baptist Church of Ironton. He was a 50-year member of Lawrence Lodge 198, F&AM.; He retired from AK Steel as a pipefitter and rigger and was a 1950 graduate of Ironton High School.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Don Lewis, and a sister, Kathleen I. Fisher.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Kenneth H. and Cindy Koerper of Ironton and Terry L. and Annette Koerper of Lloyd; a daughter, Suzann and the Rev. Roger L. Walker of Worthington; a brother, Harold “Bub” and Patricia Koerper of Ironton; a sister, Ramona and the late Dale Tedford of Enid, Okla., and Kay M. and Frank Ainsworth of Ironton; brothers-in-law Bill Fisher of New Mexico and Danny L. Lewis of South Point; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home in Ironton by the Rev. Dennis Strawn. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Section P, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 8850 of Ironton.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.



Frederick Kline - 1929-2008

Frederick John Kline, 79, of Ironton, died Wednesday in Jo-Linn Health Care Center in Ironton.

He was born Nov. 2, 1929, a son of the late Fred Kline and Gertrude McGowan Kline. He was the husband of Betty Joyce Kline, who survives.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Ironton. He was the owner and operator of Kline Electric of Ironton and Ashland.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Kline; a sister, Rose Hacker; and a brother, Paul Kline.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Fred and Libby Kline of Stout, Ohio, Daniel and Kim Kline of Union and Jerry Kline of Ironton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and John Gagai of Ironton; a brother, James Kline of Ironton; and a sister, Ann Freeman of Ironton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Ironton by Father David Huffman. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Coal Grove, with graveside rites by VFW Post 8850 of Ironton.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Joseph’s Athletic Association in Ironton.

O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home in Ironton is in charge of arrangements.



Ola Bryan - 1935-2008

Ola Bryan, 73, of Westwood, died Tuesday in Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility in Ashland.

She was born March 2, 1935, in Carter County.

Her husband, Ottof Bryan, preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.

Preston Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Betty Davis - 1941-2009

Betty Jo Davis, 67, of Olive Hill, died Friday at her residence.

She was born Aug. 14, 1941.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memory Gardens.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and before the services Monday at the funeral home.



Elbert Thompson - 1936-2009

Elbert C. Thompson, 72, of Fort Gay, W.Va., died Saturday at his residence.

He was born May 23, 1936, in Radnor, W.Va.

His wife, Myrtle Thompson, survives.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery on Upper Stone Branch in Glen Hayes, W.Va.



Savannah Kissie - 1986-2009

Savannah Jo Kissie, 22, of Morehead, died Thursday in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

She was born Nov. 7, 1986.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.



Melissa Blanton

Melissa Blanton, 49, of Oil Springs, died Friday at her residence.

Her husband, Danny Joe Blanton, survives.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Oil Springs.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. at the funeral home.



Mabel Kelly - 1924-2009

Mabel Williams Kelly, 84, of Marysville, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Friday in Hillcrest Nursing Home in Marysville.

She was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Paintsville.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McKenzie Cemetery in Sitka. There will be no visitation.

Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville is in charge of arrangements.



Lewis Murnahan

Lewis Doyle Murnahan, 86, of Ironton, died Saturday in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton.