Laura Malone, 52
Laura D. Malone, 52, of Coal Grove, Ohio went to be with her Lord Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Unity Baptist Church, Ashland, Ky. with Dr. Floyd Paris officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio. Laura was born Dec. 25, 1960, in Huntington, W.Va. daughter of Gene and Jane Eastham Forth of Coal Grove, Ohio. She was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School, received an associate’s degree from Shawnee State Community College and was a Certified Public Accountant for Reynolds & Company, CPA in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Laura is also survived by her husband, John E. Malone; one son, John Scott (Tammy) Malone of Catlettsburg, Ky.; one brother Rick (Angela) Forth of Chesapeake, Ohio; one grandchild, Cameron Malone; three nieces, Natasha (Brad) Swartz, Amanda and Alyssa Forth; and one great niece, Layla Swartz. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Cameron Malone College Fund c/o College America P.O. Box 1364, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 or Unity Baptist Church Awana Ministry 2320 29th Street, Ashland, Ky. 41101. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.