Bernice “Bea” Diddle, 77, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
She was born on May 1, 1929, in Sciotoville, a daughter of the late Frank and Blanche Fairchild Patrick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Diddle.
Survivors include sons, John, Gary, David and Mark Diddle ; daughters, Jean Ann Yuenger and Barbara Rosenberg; brother, Mike Patrick; sister, Sue Newman; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth with the Rev. Peter Michael officiating and interment in Mound Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Hubert J. Finney, 93, of Portsmouth, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Heartland of Portsmouth.
He was born Oct. 15, 1913, in Taylor, Ky., a son of Julius and Effie Justice Finney.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville with the Rev. Glenn Lawhun officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in South Webster Cemetery with military rites provided by the James Dickey American Legion.
Mabel Hart, 80
Mabel Marie Hart, 80, of Piketon, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at a Waverly hospital.
She was born July 9, 1926, in Piketon, a daughter of the late David Ambrose Finley and Edna Wyckoff Finley. She was preceded in death by husband, Clellie Hart.
Surviving are sons, Timothy Hart and Darrell Williams; daughters, Barbara Jones, Diana Beekman, Carol Chandler Hougland, Lavonda Hart and Debra Williams; sisters, Lula Hatfield and Mary Elizabeth Mathews; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Roy Carver officiating and interment in White Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Garnet Hearn, 88
Garnet Hearn, 88, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, in a Columbus hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Luther Ealey and Lillie Mae Ealey.
She was preceded in death by husband, James Hearn Jr.
Surviving are brother, Thurman Ealey; sister, Helena Swords Ealey; sons, James Wiley and William Wiley; daughters, Donna Carson, Reva Walters and Eva Williams; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be noon Friday at Scioto Burial Park in Rushtown. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad Street, Columbus.
George Morgan, 57
George J. Morgan, 57, of Jackson, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at a Columbus hospital.
He was born Oct. 10, 1949, in Ironton, a son of George Morgan and the late Betty Perry Morgan Mullins.
Surviving also are wife, Linda Lambert Morgan; son, Jeff Morgan; brothers, Rick, Derral and Gordon Morgan; sisters, Carolyn Danison, Pam Krest and Sharon Farnham; and one grandson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson with the Rev. Earl Tanner officiating and interment in Fairmount Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Naomi Morman, 87
Naomi M. Morman, 87, of South Shore, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
She was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice Gahan Hunt.
She was preceded in death by husband, William Hobert Morman.
Surviving are daughters, Donna and Alice; sons, Carl Duard, Joe and Rick; brothers, Carl and Paul Hunt; sister, Avanell Bentley; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Michael Fore officiating and interment in Siloam Cemetery, of South Shore, Ky.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Morton Funeral Home.
Betty Reed, 85
Betty Jane Reed, 85, of Forestdale, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at an Ashland, Ky., hospital.
She was born May 28, 1921, in Marion, a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Clara Runyon Brammer. She was preceded in death by husband, Ernest M. Reed.
Surviving are daughters, Peggy Clark, Ernestine Skidmore and Sharyn Nance; son, James M. Reed; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with Pastor Fred Conley officiating and interment in Woodland Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Anita H. Salladay, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly of Portsmouth, died recently.
She was born April 24, 1917, in Nelsonville, Ohio, a daughter of Mary Emish Hall and George Patrick Hall.
She was preceded in death by husband, John R. Salladay.
Surviving are sons, Jeffrey Hall Salladay and John Michael Salladay; four granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the F. C. Daehler Mortuary in Portsmouth with internment in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Ailene Sherrick, 90
Ailene G. Sherrick, 90, of Pedro, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at a Russell, Ky., hospital.
She was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Harley and Elsie Kerns Blagg. She was preceded in death by husband, Earl Sherrick Jr.
Surviving are daughter, Peggy Hunter; brother, the Rev. Fred Blagg; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Ronnie Blagg officiating and interment in Puckett Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Alfred H. Smith, 80
Alfred H. Smith, 80, of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at an Ashland, Ky. hospital.
He was born July 9, 1926, in Scioto County, a son of the late George and Winifred Belcher Smith.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are wife, Iva Jane Wyant Smith; sons, David Smith, Ricky Smith and Danny Smith; stepsons, Chris Potters, James Potters and Ben Potters; stepdaughters, Shannon Cunningham, Carol Nolan and Tammy Jarvis; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and brothers, Robert Smith, Carl Smith and Richard Smith.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Furnace Cemetery with Pastor Ron Parker officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the James Irwin Post American Legion.
Victoria J. Stepp
Victoria Jean Stepp, 53, of Portsmouth, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, Southern Ohio Medical Center.
She was born July 11, 1953, in Williamson, W.Va., to Harold Lloyd Stepp and Betty Jean Griffey Stepp.
Also surviving are daughters, Amberly Louise Stepp, Jalynne Shea Johnson, Terrie Lin Layne and Jakkie Lin Layne; and her sister, Elizabeth Louise Stepp.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Arliss McCall officiating. There is to be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph F. Scott Funeral in Portsmouth.