Deborah Spurlock Almberg, 64, a resident of Centerville, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include her husband Robert Almberg, a sister Ruie Spurlock, a step son Mike Almberg, step daughters Debbie Thomas and Diane (Larry) McCrain . Services were held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Merit Smith officiating.
Jason Timothy Brown, 35, of Dayton formerly of Portsmouth died Saturday Jan. 5, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Mary “Liz” Brown Maddy of Hillsboro; his biological mother, Debbie Holsinger of West Portsmouth; his biological father, Roy Holsinger of Minford; 3 sisters, April Bishop of Dayton, Rachel Parcell and Rebecca Mutter both of Portsmouth and 1 brother, Shawn Brown of South Shore, KY. Services were Monday Jan. 14, 2013 at D.W. Swick Funeral Home in New Boston.
June R. Carroll
June Ruth Carroll, 74, of Minford, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the residence of her daughter. She is survived by one son, Ron (Teresa) Carroll of Little Hocking; two daughters, Opal E. Carroll of Portsmouth, Becky (Ralph) Chatfield of Portsmouth; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.
Juanita Ferguson, 85, of Wheelersburg, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jennings H. Ferguson, a daughter, Carol Sue Ferguson, and four brothers, Kenneth, Denny, David, and James Hay. Surviving are five daughters, Brenda (Jim) Preston of Wheelersburg, Connie (Dan) Kaltenbach of Grove City, Debra (Kurt) Thompson of Stout, Viki Ferguson of Wheelersburg and Shelli (Joe) Cottrell of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Marvin “Coke” Hay of Wellington, FL, one sister, Thelma Cole of Wheelersburg, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday at the Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Tim Wright officiating.
Linda Louise Gerlach, 70, of Wheelersburg, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Concord Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Linda is survived by a son, William James Gerlach II of Portsmouth; a daughter, Kristianna Powell of Wheelersburg; two sisters, Juanita Adams of Lucasville and Mary Selbee of Portsmouth; and three grandchildren. Service were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Josh Book and Brian Enz officiating.
Judith Ray Hanes age 70 died January 15, 2013 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She is survived by two sons, William Mark Hanes and Stephen Matthew Hanes, one daughter, Susan Pedroso, two brothers, James David Kennedy and Terry Lee Kennedy, two sisters, Carolyn Sue Blanton and Jeanne Louise Egerton, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, January 18 , 2013 Jackson Street Apostolic Gospel Church with Pastor Robert Coffey officiating.
Tamela Ann Lopez, 55, of Minford died Wednesday January 9, 2013. In addition to her parents, she is survived by three daughters, Kristina Dingus (Tony) of Lucasville, Jodi Benham (Robin) of Minford, and Cynthia Lopez of Portsmouth, a son, Jose Lopez of Minford, a brother, Timothy Osborne of Minford, seven sisters, Teresa Osborne and Tanya Osborne both of Lucasville, Trina Marcum of Delbartin, WV, Terri Ostrander and Tiesha Burk both of Jackson, Tracy Osborne of Florida, and Tangela Osborne of Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Services were held Saturday January 12, 2013 at Melcher Funeral Home in Portsmouth.
Oretta Chaffins Meade, 92, of Lucasville, died, Jan. 11 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She is survived by her husband Alvin Meade, Jr., two sons, Barry Dean Meade of Waverly and Dennis James (Diana) Meade of Minford; one granddaughter, one grandson and five grandchildren. Services were held on Sunday with Rev. Sam Peters will presiding.
Carolyn Kaye Staker, 63, of Portsmouth, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at her home. Carolyn is survived by her husband, George Victor Staker, Jr., her daughter, Lori (Jon) Bedick of West Portsmouth; and her sister, Marilyn F. (Steve) Hemphill of Portsmouth. Services were held Wednesday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. Donald Moeser officiating.
Mark Steele age 41 of Wheelersburg died January 14, 2013 at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Ashland, KY. He is survived by one son, Michael Guido, one brother, Joe Steele, two sisters, Becky Browning and Darlene Queen and one grandson.
Services were Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home with Pastor Vicki Bays officiating.
G. Raymond Zaler
G. Raymond Zaler 89, of Lucasville, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at Elbrooke Pavillion in Minford. He is survived by one son, Michael (Patty) Zaler of Marion; daughter-in-law Susie Zaler of Lucasville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in Lucasville Cemetery with Rev. David Cotrell officiating.