Death Notices

February 27, 2013


PORTSMOUTH — Willia Belle Preston, 103, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Heartland of Portsmouth. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Preston in 1945. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. There is no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth.


LUCASVILLE — Audrey Catherine Laidley, 91, of Lucasville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at SOMC Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Long Run Free Will Baptist Church in Clarktown with John King officiating. Burial will be at Scioto Burial Park. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.


CHESAPEAKE — Thurman Edward (Shade) Fyffe, 67, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Tuesday. Feb. 26. 2013, at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 1, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in Community Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street in Ironton.


SOUTH POINT — Dorothy P. “Frog” Crawford, 80, of South Point Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington W.Va. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky. Interment will follow in the Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd, Ky. Visitation is 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, and one hour before the service on Saturday.


Mary Ellen (Gray) Lewis, 89,passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Doctors West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill.