WAYNE COUNTY OBITUARIES
Obituaries courtesy The
Wayne County News and The Huntington Herald Dispatch and other sources.
These obituaries for the month of March were compiled by Howard Osburn
ANN CATHERINE DANYO SPANGLER, 95, of Versailles, Ky., formerly of Kenova, W.Va., died peacefully from the complications of pneumonia, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the hospice care unit of Hospice of the Bluegrass at Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington. Born on September 30, 1918, in Plainfield, N.J., she was the third of six children of the late Michael Danyo and Anna Butula Danyo, and was preceded in death by her brothers Andrew, Joseph and John Danyo, and by her younger sister Margaret Danyo Giddes. She is survived by her older sister Mary Danyo Kassey of Belvidere, N.J., and a sister-in-law and dear friend Beatrice K. Danyo of South Plainfield, N.J., in addition to her two sons and a daughter-in-law, David L. Spangler and Linda Wilson Spangler of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and John M. Spangler of Versailles, Ky., and one granddaughter and her husband, Kristi and Phil Hebner of Ashland, Va., mother of Ann's two great-grandchildren, Riley and Bryce Hebner. Ann was the widow of John L. Spangler Jr., a former city councilman in Kenova, who died in 1981, her husband of 35 years. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps during the Second World War and served in England, France and Germany; she and her late husband met during training at Wilmington, N.C., corresponded during the war, and married shortly after its conclusion. She lived a simple, peaceful life in Kenova, her favorite place on earth. She loved her family, church and country, and was active in St. Ann's Circle at her church, the Wayne County Democratic Women's Club, and volunteer work at Cabell Huntington Hospital. May this sweet little Jersey girl rest in peace in these West Virginia hills that she came to love. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker and to the staff of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, Ky., for their loving care of the deceased during the several years that she was with them. Funeral arrangements are by the Rollins Funeral Home Kenova, W.Va., where visitation will occur from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m., at Ann's parish church for sixty-years, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2015 Adams Avenue, Huntington, with Father Charles J. McGinnis Jr., as celebrant, with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery, near Kenova. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.
IONA PEARL PAGE, 100, of Huntington, went to be with the Lord on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Jerry Matt. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. She was born August 3, 1913 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Eustace J. and Myrtle Perdue Malcolm. Iona was a former sales clerk with JC Penney and was a member of Grace Gospel Church where she taught Sunday School Class for 18 years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters Norma K. Cline and Mildred M. Rose. Survivors include three nieces and three nephews Darlene Ferrell of Huntington, Paul Cline of Huntington, Ronald Rose of New Port Ritchie, Fla., William Dale Rose of St. Petersburg, Fla., Victoria Page of Smithville, Ohio, and Lee Metzger of Sebring, Fla., and a number of great nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.
DAVID EDWIN BECKER, 87, of Huntington, West Virginia, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 2, 2014, surrounded by his family. David was born on September 2, 1926, son of the late Bernard Frederick and Tressie Mae Becker and brother of the late Frederick Becker and Eleanora Becker Sturm. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Carolyn Andrews Harvey Becker; his five daughters, Katherine Becker Mansouri (Bijan) Brentwood, TN, Kamine Becker Haghighi (Jamshid) Greensboro, NC, Dr. Karen A. Becker, Lincoln, NE, Kimberly Becker Kletten, Lillestrom, Norway, and Kristine Becker Boike (Chris) Berwyn, IL; and 10 grandchildren, David Mansouri (Jessica), Sarah Mansouri Basel (Oran), Michael Mansouri, Sassan Haghighi, Roxonna Haghighi, Kamilla Kletten, Lars Fredrik Kletten, Carrie Boike, Hannah Boike and Isabelle Boike. David was a 1944 graduate of Huntington East High School and an Army Veteran of WWII, serving in Paris, France. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and received additional training and certification at Marshall University. He worked for 15 years in the family business at Becker Music Store in Huntington. In 1966 he became Band Director at Wayne County High School and played in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. In 1974 David began teaching in the Cabell County Public Schools as a String Music Specialist and co-conducted, with Jackie Shaw, the first County Youth Orchestra. He was also conductor of the Ashland Community Youth Orchestra. In 1985 he was named Supervisor of Music in Cabell County Public Schools until his retirement in 1992. He continued as a substitute teacher in the school system along with teaching private lessons to young violinists. David was the founding principal violist of the Huntington Chamber Orchestra and Huntington Symphony Orchestra. He helped form the Classic String Quartet, playing for many weddings and events throughout the Tri-state area. He was an active member of the American String Teachers Association and served as President of the West Virginia Chapter. He was a lifetime member of the American Federation of Musicians, Retired Teachers Association, American Legion, Huntington Museum of Art and YMCA. David was a lifelong member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Huntington, serving in many different capacities including youth and senior choir director, church council and member of the senior choir. He was also involved in the Southside Neighborhood Organization, striving for improvements in his beloved city of Huntington. David's unwavering faith and passion for music, teaching and performing has inspired students, parents, colleagues and family alike. His wife, children and grandchildren share his love and passion for music; many of whom are musicians and teachers themselves. David was a true gentleman, model citizen and lifelong Huntingtonian. He dearly loved and cherished his wife Carolyn and all his family, and they in turn loved and adored him. His positive, selfless spirit, sense of humor, love of family and friends and passion for music will live on through his children and grandchildren and all who knew and loved him. The family appreciates the love and support from their church family and dearest friends. Visitation will be held at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington, WV from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 721 12th Avenue in Huntington, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8th with Reverend Carl Ames, Reverend Jeffrey P. Wick and Reverend Dr. William R. Harvey (brother-in-law) officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald Dennis, Paul Engelbrecht, Clyde Heck, David Benjamin Jones, Alan Mace Sturm (nephew) and Don Williams. Interment will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Huntington Symphony Orchestra (763 Third Avenue - P.O. Box 2434, Huntington, WV 25725). Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com
CARL WILLIAM LIVELY, 87, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Funeral services were conducted 12:00 P.M. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Interment followed in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Friends called one hour prior to the service Friday, March 7, 2014 at the funeral home. Carl was born February 15, 1927 son of the late Oma Stevens Lively. He was a retired teacher and Assistant Dean at ACTC and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Carl was a graduate of Vinson High School, a member of the Sons of The American Revolution, VFW and a Kentucky Colonel. Besides his mother he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Freddy Nunley Lively, son Dale Lively and sister Maude Marie Mathews. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the Lively family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh. com.
MICKEL A. CHINN JR., 52, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. He was born January 21, 1962, in Huntington, W.Va., son of Marlene and Gary Carter, and Rita Chinn and the late Mickel Chinn Sr. Also surviving him is one daughter, Erin Chinn; two grandchildren, Kennedi and Clifton Cardwell; one brother, Rick (Debbie) Chinn; two sisters, Diana White and Shelly (Jason) Daniels; three nephews, Ryan and Christopher White, and Kameron Daniels; two nieces, Tiffany White and Emalee Daniels; one brother-in-law, Tim White; and special cousin Don Elkins. A celebration of Mickel's life will be held at a later date. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
EARNEST RAY ENDICOTT of Port Orange, Florida Earnest Ray Endicott "Captain Ernie", 71, of Port Orange, Florida, went to his eternal home on March 4, 2014. A visitation will be held 3:00 til 6:00 PM, Monday, March 10, 2014 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. A Graveside service will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the Endicott Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va. Born at Fort Gay, West Virginia on November 23, 1942, he passed from the world after a long illness. He was preceded in death by many beloved family members including: his father, Sherman Endicott, his mother, Magdalene Fluty Endicott, his brother, Charles Endicott, his sister, Juanita Endicott, as well as his niece, Dawn Endicott and nephew, Rick Endicott. Earnest is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Maxine Holt Endicott, his sons, Earnest Ray Endicott, Jr. and Christopher Michael Endicott (Lori), and his step daughter, Angela R. Schmidt and brother, Jene (Nancy) Endicott. Also surviving Earnest are his 6 cherished grandchildren, Joey Schmidt, Jaylon Endicott, Justine Endicott, Audbree Maxine, Emma Raya Endicott, and Ashlyn Chris Endicott. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Earnest’s name to the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia.
OSCAR BARKER, JR., 73 of Genoa, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his daughter's residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Roger Maynard and Tommy Damron. Burial will follow at Barker Family Cemetery, Genoa. He was born June 30, 1940 in Scioto, Ohio, a son of the late Oscar and Leatha Maynard Barker. Oscar was a member of the Laborer's Local # 543 and a member of Toms Creek United Baptist Church. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Tamsy Maynard Barker; a daughter, Sandra Lynn Barker; three sisters, Ethel Nelson, Lorene Adkins, Joann Perry; and a brother, Ray Barker. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Queen and husband, David of Wayne; a son, Brian Barker and companion Cheryl of Genoa; granddaughters Amanda (Greg) Bishop and Kasey Barker, Grandson Judd (Barbara) Queen, Great grandchildren Alexa Bishop and Liam Queen, three sisters, Dorothy Mathews, Blanche White, Barbara (Rod) Sawyers ; four brothers, Ervin (Herma), Ralph (Judy), Alvie (Carol), and Charles (Betty) Barker; along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from noon until service time Saturday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.
MARK ALEXANDER SPURLOCK of Wayne Mark Alexander Spurlock, 42, of Wayne, WV passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Morris funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Tomblin Cemetery, Little Lynn, WV. He was born on February 16, 1971 in Huntington, WV to the late Dennis Spurlock. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister-in-law Rebecca Tomblin, cousin Jackie Sowards, brother William Stewart, nephew Michael Dean Justice, grandmother Maude Marie ferrell and friends Steve followay and Gary Hemphill. He is survived by his loving wife Debra Jean Tomblin Spurlock, five sons David Lee Chaney Jr. (Nichelle Campbell), Marcus ray Spurlock (Leighann Chapman) Brandon O’Neil Spurlock (Tayler Messinger), Nathan Harold Spurlock (Madison Paige Marshall), and Vernon Tomblin, Jr. all of east Lynn, WV, mother-in-law Peggy Tomblin (Bernard) of east Lynn, WV, sisters Tamara Stewert, Anna and Jamie Spurlock, grandson David Zane Chaney. Mark is also survived by his sisters-in-law Lisa Chaney and Pamela Hyatt, brothers-in-law Bernard Jr. and Vernon Tomblin, nieces Angela Dawn Chaney (Dustin Billings), Brittany Shay and Charlee Tomblin, nephews Jake and Dustin Tomblin , Michael Alexander and Billy D. Murray, best friends rex Sowards & Donnie Bryant and families, and great nephew and niece Tristin Noah Chaney and Kira Lynn Chaney. friends may call from 12 to 2 friday at the funeral home.
A memorial service for DR. KATHERINE LINGLE WILLIAMS SIMPKINS, 93, (March 12, 1920 - December 19, 2013) will be held at Woodlands Retirement Community First Floor Health Care Activity Room on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2:45 p.m. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. O. Norman Simpkins, and her son Sean O. Simpkins, she is survived by her daughter, Dr. Karen Li Simpkins; her granddaughter, Dariya Seanovna Simpkins; two sisters, Margaret Dail and Dorothy (and William Grandy) Curtis; one brother, Joseph Williams; her best friend Leona Katherine Moldenhauer and numerous nieces and nephews. She graduated from Crossnore High School and Crossnore Business Department (North Carolina) before attending Berea College (Kentucky) where she met her husband. During World War II working as a private secretary at the Pentagon she had a higher security clearance than her husband including both British and American Intelligence. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky State University with majors in Music and Public Education. After receiving her M.A. in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University (Ohio); her PhD in School Psychology from Ohio University at Athens, she was employed by Marshall University College of Education. She continued her music education throughout her life. Her religious music will be going to MU's Music Department in a named collection. Longtime organist at Second Presbyterian Church (Huntington) and Elder, she was also a Lay Delegate to the General Assembly continuing a family tradition begun by her father, the late Reverend Joseph Thomas Williams. She was also organist for Woodlands Sunday Services. No flowers please. Donations to Hospice of Huntington preferred.
WILLIAM COOK of Fort Gay William Cook, 89, of fort Gay, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. He was born August 7, 1924 in Radnor, W. Va. a son of the late Dot and Malta Lemaster Cook. He was a retired welder for ACF Industries and was a member of fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lutie Cook York. Survivors include, two sons, William "Willie" Cook of Fort Gay; Michael Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; five daughters, Judy Kyker of Athens, Alabama; Brenda Cook of South Point, Ohio; Wilma Meek of Columbus, Ohio; Shirley Collins also of Columbus, Ohio; Mary Cook of Salem, Ind.; one sister, Lutie Slusser of Columbus, Ohio; 17 Grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Young funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow at the Cook Cemetery, Radnor. Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Wednesday at Young funeral Home.
CHARLES JACK MAYNARD, born March 15, 1921, died March 9, 2014. He was the son of the late Frank and Riva Wallace Maynard. He was the husband of Anna L. Maynard for 68 years. Jack is survived by nephews as whom he raised as sons, Terry Maynard of Titusville, Fla., Dannie Maynard of Glenhayes, W.Va., Charles Jack II of Brownstown, Mich.; brother Dan Maynard of Wheelersburg, Ohio; sister Betty Goodacre of Romulus, Mich.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. He served 30 months in Hawaii during WWII repairing battleships. In later years he was a supervisor for several construction companies. He was a Mason of Fort Gay, W.Va., and he was an avid fox hunter. He was a devout Christian. He was saved in 1979, joined the Glenhayes Baptist Church which he loved very much. He leaves behind many dear friends and loved ones who will miss him very much. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Glenhayes Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Frank Maynard Cemetery, Glenhayes, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.
LEVA G. GUNTER, age 86, of Willoughby, Ohio, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby, Ohio. She was born September 7, 1927, in Kenova, W.Va., and moved to Willoughby in 1973. Mrs. Gunter had been a member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Willoughby, Ohio. Survivors include her sons, Andrew (Madelyn) Copley of Kenova, W.Va., and Clifford (Shirley) Runyon of Ashtabula, Ohio; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a stepdaughter, Louise Barnhart of Mentor on the Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Gunter; grandson, Roger Lee Runyon; stepson, Clarence Gunter Jr.; brother, Emmitt Money; and sister, Ada Skean. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland, Ohio. Online obituary at www.brunners.com.
DORIS P. HOKE passed away March 9, 2014, in Bellevue, Nebraska. Although she lived in the Omaha area for many years, she always retained strong ties to her roots and large extended family in West Virginia. As the wife of an Air Force officer she lived in several places around the U.S., as well as in England. She was born March 15, 1924, the daughter of James and Mabel Plymale of Ceredo, W.Va. She graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School and was a member of the Theta Rho Sorority (later Alpha Xi Delta Sorority) at Marshall University. She is survived by her husband, Charles S. Hoke; her children, Stewart Hoke, Jim (Kathie) Hoke, John Hoke, Mark Hoke; her grandchildren, Chris (Chandy) Hoke, Jennifer (Scott) Delwiche; her great-grandchildren, Isabella, Cameron, Avery, Chyler, and Elaina; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was the aunt of Tom and Bob Plymale of Ceredo. A photo gallery, memorial video and guestbook can be found online at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com. Memorial donation suggestions: Hillcrest Mable Rose Memory Care Unit, 4609 Hilltop Street, Bellevue, NE 68133 or to the Alzheimer's Association.
PATTY RUTH McCOY DAVIS, 83 of Richmond, Ky went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was the widow of James F. Davis; and the daughter of the late Earl James and Margie Dalton McCoy of Ceredo, WV. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Earl McCoy and Howard S. "Buck" McCoy; three sisters, Irene Davis, Betty Sloan, and Dorothy Burgett; and one great-grandson Charles Aaron Nelson. Mrs. Davis was a retired hairdresser and a prolific social and environmental activist, and received many prestigious awards for her devoted service. She was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by one sister, Nancy Fulks of Chesapeake, OH; one daughter, Faye Bentley of Richmond, Ky; two grandchildren, Margie (John) Hite of Richmond, Ky and Rick (Kelli) Johnston of Hanford, CA; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah Nelson, Blake Nelson, Caleb Smith of Richmond, Ky, Aaron Johnston of Hanford, CA and Whitney (Glenn) Tozier of Hayward, CA. A graveside service was held at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller OH, with Rev. Roger Branham officiating, at 11:00 am Friday, March 14th, 2014. Hall funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory. com/hall.
BERDENIA "DEAN" GRACE SHY FINLEY, went to be with her Lord on her 87th birthday, March 10, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Dean was born to Delbert and Sadie Gilkerson Shy at White's Creek, W.Va. Dean is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Ervin "Bert" Finley; brothers, Toby (Janice), Deb, Vernon, Clyde and John Shy; sisters, Willa (Vernon) Board, Pansy Whaley, Olive (Ronnie) Smith and Debbie Lackey; brother-in-law, Brady (Rita) Finley; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Weaver, Willa Shy Allen, Lola Gay Shy and Carol Finley. She was preceded in death by brothers, Bob, Harold, Joe and Willard "Wick" Shy; sisters, Julia Jones and Mona Cole, and brothers-in-law, Frank Whaley, Tennis Gravely, Norm Weaver and Dallas Finley; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Gravely and Penny King. Dean also leaves behind a host of cousins, nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was a member of Centerville Baptist Church. Dean was a kind and generous lady who loved her family and friends. The family wishes to thank caregivers Missy, Dreama, Jean, Pam and all of the staff at the Hospice House for their compassion and special care. Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Larry Mullens at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Rollins Funeral Home; burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702.
JO DEAN PERRY, 78, of Wayne, WV, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by elder Emual Adkins. Burial will follow at Alvin Perry farm Cemetery. She was born March 8, 1936 in Stephenson, WV, a daughter of the late Frances Lonzo Day and Cora Mattie Vipperman Day. Jo Dean was co-owner of Perry’s General Merchandise. A sister, Marcella Thornquest also preceded her in death, along with two brothers, Edward Day and Frances "June Bug" Day, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Mills and husband, David, Angela Smith and husband, Christopher all of East Lynn, WV; two sisters, Loretta Shaddix of Kent, OH, Rosemary Sloan of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; four brothers, David Day of Cleveland, OH, Donald Day of Mullins, WV, Doug Day of Elberton, GA, James Day of Salisbury, NC; seven grandchildren, Molly Smith, Adam Smith, Rachael Smith, Anna Smith, Pete Mills, Luke Mills and Amanda Cardwell and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. The family would like to thank "her kids" at Wayne Nursing and rehabilitation Center and her chauffer’s at MTS Ambulance for the outstanding care given to our mother.
LUCIAN BO FRALEY SR., 83, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with The Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was born June 25, 1930 at East Lynn, W.Va., a son of the late William and Ida Cathleen Fraley. His sister, Garnett Dowell also preceded him in death. He leaves behind his loving wife of 27 years, Margie Fraley; two daughters, Kathy Watson and her husband Bob of Bluefield, W.Va., and Christine "Chris" Berry and her husband Ray of Huntington, W.Va.; three sons, Lucian "Little Bo" Fraley and his wife April of Michigan, Jimmy Dale Cox, and Lucian Cox, both of Huntington; stepchildren, Tim Brooks and Kathy Brooks of Wayne, Fatima Rowe of Wayne, Deborah and Eddie Adkins of Wayne, Roger and Christy Brooks of Roseville, Oh., Angela and Dan Weiland of Tenn., and many grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Charlotte Porter; and a special niece Riteth Ann, who was like a sister. Many thanks to Chris Berry, Tim Brooks, and Fatima Rowe who were always there for Bo, and also to special granddaughter, Taleina Combs who helped more than her duty in his care at Wayne Nursing and rehabilitation Center. Donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Johnson Tiller funeral Home is honored to serve the fraley family.
RONDAL LEE "RONNIE" ADKINS, 71, of East Lynn, W.Va., died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home. He was born February 2, 1943 at East Lynn, a son of the late Tolbert and Mary Mae Adkins. Also preceding him in death were two nephews, Allen May and Darin Adkins. Ronnie was retired from Steel of West Virginia with 38 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Myrtle Sanders Adkins; two sons, Stanley (Velma) Adkins of East Lynn, and Ray Adkins of Huntington, W.Va.; and one grandson, Derek Adkins and his companion Samantha of Huntington. Also surviving is one brother, Hanable (Carolyn) Adkins of East Lynn; two sisters, Izetta (Charles) May of Huntington, and Geneva Sue (Sam) Gilkerson of East Lynn; very special uncle, Hughie Adkins; special friends Ham Adkins and Jerry Smith; special little friend, Cordell Cende; as well as the friends he made at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Wound Center. Ronnie will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2014 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Garland Perry, A. J. Perry, and Eddie McComas officiating. Burial followed in the Scott Adkins Cemetery with his grandson and nephews serving as pallbearers. Friends called after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
ERVIN "BERT" FINLEY passed away at the age of 87 the evening of March 15, 2014, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Bert died five days after the death of his beloved wife of 65 years, Berdenia "Dean" Shy Finley. Theirs was the truest marriage of love and devotion - they were each other's best friend for all of these years. Bert was born with severe club feet in 1926, and when he was two-years-old in 1928, he had experimental surgery to swap the bones between his right and left legs. It was a complete success and young Bert became the actual poster child for March of Dimes. The surgery was such a success that by all accounts, Bert became a fabulous jitterbug dancer as an adult. Bert served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII as a maintenance engineer for the famous B-29 Superfortress planes, two of which (Enola Gay and Bockscar) carried the Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs that ended the war in the Pacific. Immediately following the War, Bert spent three months in the midst of the testing by the United States of its atomic weapons during Operation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands, during which time he was repeatedly exposed to atomic radiation. Following his discharge from the military after the Korean War, Bert and Dean lived in Huntington before moving to Columbus, Ohio where Bert drove 18-wheeler semis for almost 30 years - he received an award for driving more than a million miles without an accident. Bert and Dean moved back to Huntington 25 years ago to retire and to be near family; he was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodges in Huntington. Bert was born to Esther Queen Finley and Brady Finley Sr., on October 18, 1926, in Wayne County, W.Va. He is survived by his sister Charlotte Finley Weaver and by his brother Brady Finley Jr.; by a host of sisters and brothers-in-law of the Shy family and by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sisters Ruth Finley Gravely and Fanny "Penny" Finley King and by his brother Dallas Finley, and also by his brothers-in-law Tennis Gravely and Norm Weaver Sr. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at noon at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, with a lunch reception immediately following at Tascali's Pasta & Grill located at 6007 U.S. Route 60 in Barboursville. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any donations be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House at 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV 25702. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, is assisting the family. www.rollinsfh.com.
CLARA RHODA BERMAN, age 101, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014, after a long illness. She was born October 27, 1912, in Genoa, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jimison and Virginia Rowe. She lived most of her life in Williamson, W.Va., where she led an exciting and active life as founder of Jenny's Dress Shop. After retirement, she built and remodeled rental properties. As an active member of the First Baptist Church, she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School class and taught the Pioneer Class for many years. She also belonged to the Women of the Moose and the Rebekah Lodge where she held high office. She served proudly on the Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross boards. In her 60's and 70's, she earned an associate degree at Williamson Community College. Also preceding her in death were her loving husband of sixty-six years, Harry Berman; a son, the Rev. Silvan Jerry Berman; eight brothers; and two sisters. Clara is survived by daughters, Eva June Fankhauser of Akron, Ohio, Nancy J. Blackburn (Joe) of Hardy, Ky., Carolyn Spangler (Ronald) of Big Sandy, Texas, and Loretta Lowe (Mike) of Turkey Creek, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Sue Berman of Fairmont, W.Va.; a sister, Linda Doud of Stratton, N.J.; 17 grandchildren; and a host of great- and great- great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Her life revolved around her family who will always cherish the memory of her friendliness, stories, chicken and dumplings, and hot rolls. Her family expresses deep appreciation to her loving caregivers, Connie and Gary Rardon, and also to the Harbor Light Hospice team of Akron, Ohio, for their wonderful care, compassion and support. Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service time at noon on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, 79 Bridge Street, Wayne, W.Va. Pastors W. L. Bostic and Randal Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow the service at the Edgar Maynard Cemetery, Genoa, W.Va.
AGNES HARDWICK, 82, of Cardington, Ohio, formerly of Fort Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon March 15, 2014 in the Morrow Manor Nursing Center. She was born July 14, 1931 in Ft. Gay to the late Lindsey W. and Minnie E. (Adkins) Spears. Agnes was a graduate of Fort Gay High School. She went on to get her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Education from Marshall University and Central Michigan University. She taught elementary education in the Wayne County school system and retired after more than 30 years of service. Agnes was an active member of the Bartram Chapel Church where she was involved in various areas of ministry. Her favorite was still the children she got to teach in Sunday school. As her health began to fail she moved to Ohio to be close to her family where she lived until her death. Agnes was married to George Hardwick and he preceded her in death in 1997. Agnes is survived by a sister, Wanda Spears Robertson of Ft. Gay, two sons; Greg (Dean) Hardwick and Carl (Ava) Hardwick both of Cardington; four grandchildren: Carl Jr (Karley) Hardwick of Ashley, Scott (Darla) Hardwick of Cardington, Hope (Chris) Walters of Mt. Gilead, and Christopher (Mandy) Hardwick of Delaware; seven great- grandchildren: Elizabeth, Abigail, Charity, Jamisen, Cooper, Bentley and Hayze. In addition to her parents and husband Agnes was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Spears Jackson and two brothers: Charles Spears and Ralph Spears. Friends may call Thursday March 20, 2014 at the Young Funeral Home, from 6 PM to 9 PM. The funeral service will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 AM in Bartram Chapel, Ft. Gay. Her burial will be in the Hardwick Cemetery in Ft. Gay.
PAULINE BARTRUM DILLON, 92, of Prichard, peacefully entered into rest March 16, 2014. She was born January 31, 1922 to the late Ernie and Minnie Bartrum. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty four years, Chriss Dillon, five daughters, Nina Armbasick, Barbara Sansom, Mary Price, Freda Blevins, and Ruby Vinson, two sons, Fred Dillon & Roy Dillon, two brothers, Clarence Bartrum & Leonard Bartrum, and one sister, Myrtle Hatfield. She is survived by three sons, Chriss (Belva) Dillon Jr., Charles (Patti) Dillon, & Gary (Ruth) Dillon, six daughters, Yvonne (Pat) Luther, Liz (Elmer) Dillon, June Bowen, Dixie (Billy Ray) Marcum, Regenia (Tom) Stamper, and Shirlene (Tom) Hardwick, and one special, adopted sister Beulah Hardwick. She is also survived by thirty nine grandchildren, one hundred thirty great and great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and special friends. Pauline was a hardworking, fun-loving devout Christian who enjoyed every stated opportunity to tell people of her true love, God. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and having fun at any time possible. She truly touched the lives of everyone that she acquainted herself with. Her family and friends will truly miss her, but know that they can be reunited with her if only they rely on the ONE that she truly loved! Funeral services will be conducted 1 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Maynard and Pastor Paul Finley officiating. Burial will follow at the Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, W.V.. Visitation will be 5 til 9 pm Tuesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.
MACIE MAE ADKINS, 85, of Four Mile Creek Road, Branchland, WV, went to be with the Lord and to sing in Heaven’s choir on March 16, 2014 at her home with loved ones and close relatives by her side. Macie is survived by her husband William Mack Adkins. They were married for 67 years. She is also survived by her three children, Jerry Adkins, Jeanette Pritchard and David Bragg and wife Tamara Bragg all of Branchland, WV. Three grandchildren, Bridget (Pritchard) Bishop and husband Jerry Bishop of Salt Rock, WV, Katrina (Bragg) Ramey and husband Jarred Ramey of West Hamlin, WV, and Brittany (Bragg) Porter and husband Shawn Porter of Salt Rock, WV. Great grandchildren include: Derek Pinkerman and wife Chastity, Brianna (Pinkerman) Kiser and husband R. J. Kiser, Kolton Beckleheimer, Kadin Beckleheimer, Kellen Ramey, Jarred Ramey Jr., Aston Burton, Christian Burton, Kamden Porter and two step-great-grandchildren Gabriel and Annabelle Bishop. Surviving siblings include; one sister Margalee Adkins of Wayne, WV, and two brothers; Homer Wooten and wife Mayple of Wayne, WV, and Henry (Dude) Wooten and wife Minta Wooten of East Lynn, WV. Preceding her in death are her parents, Aley and Ethel Wooten of East Lynn, WV, four brothers; Ervin Wooten, Berl Wooten, Earl Wooten, and Franklin Wooten. Sister Macie was a devoted member of the Four Mile Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Pilgrim Four Quartet for more than 20 years. She truly loved spreading the word of God through her love of singing. Macie was dedicated to taking care of her special needs son, Jerry Adkins and loved nothing more than to be with her family. She will be forever missed by her daughter Jeanette to whom she was not only a mother but a best friend. Pall bearers include: Dale Adkins, David Adkins, Danvel Adkins, Dewey Wooten, Derek Pinkerman and Jerry Bishop. Services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home in West Hamlin, WV with Brother Jimmie Carter and Brother Donald (Smokey) Hager officiating. Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in East Lynn, WV. The viewing will be one hour prior to the funeral. Friends may express their condolences at handleyfh.com.
STELLA FRASHER FINLEY, 86, of East Lynn, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Elder Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. She was born March 27, 1927, at Stiltner, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charlie and Ethel Tabor Frasher. Stella was a homemaker and member of the Laurel Freewill Baptist Church, Wayne, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Laurel Mitchel Finley; son Laurel Mitchel Finley Jr.; daughter Kareen Finley Richardson; brothers Carl Frasher, Thomas Franklin "Frank" Frasher and William Edward "Bill" Frasher; and sisters Alta Lee Ross and Charlie Mae Napier. Surviving are the loves of her life, daughter Kathern Finley Russell and her husband Jerry Lee Russell; grandson Patrick Andrew Finley (Tracy Adkins); granddaughters Hillary Nicole Adkins (James Kelly Adkins) and Marissa Kaitlin Finley (Alex Hall); great-granddaughters Victoria Elizabeth Finley, Emma Kareen Adkins and Alexa Lee Perry; and great-grandson Levi Thomas Perry. Also surviving are a son-in-law, Danny Earl Richardson; sisters Ruby Finley and Betty Jean Napier; and many beloved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home.
MAXINE BLANKENSHIP HALL, 87, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, and her husband Charley and daughter Brenda, March 16, 2014, at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Michael Dillon. She was born March 11, 1927, in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ervin and Sally Adkins Blankenship. She was a homemaker, wonderful wife and the best of mothers and grandmothers. She was a member of the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her husband of 62 years and daughter, four brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving daughters Linda Hall Morris and husband Lee, and Sandy L. Hall, all of Wayne, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Joshua Charles Morris and his wife Tawna Sue of Columbus, Ohio and Jill Morris-Gibson and husband Caleb of Huntington, W.Va.; a great-granddaughter Kailyn Morris-Gibson, and another granddaughter to arrive in June 2014; a sister, Kathleen Booth of Dayton, Ohio; a special brother John Ervin Blankenship of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Hall Carey of Philadelphia, Pa., and Elizabeth Hall of Charlotte, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends, including one very special friend Sue Harvey of Lavalette, W.Va. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for all of their loving care. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home.
MARCELLA PINSON STARK, 92, of Huntington, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Woodlands Retirement Community. Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregation Church of Ceredo by Pastor Marty Gute. Burial will follow at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo. Marcella was born on September 1, 1921, in Scioto County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Cox Pinson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Hoard Stark; one son, Floyd Stark Jr.; four sisters, Earlina Daniels, Helen Morris, Hannah Lee Hager White and Janis Flanagan; and one brother, Frank Pinson. Marcella was a homemaker, an avid gardener and floral designer. She was a member of the First Congregation Church of Ceredo, The Pilgrim's Guild and The Huntington Garden Club where she was the past president 1977-79, vice president, historian and floral designer. She is survived by her children and spouses, Larry (Donna), Stephen (Sharon), and Richard Stark; grandchildren, Julie (Josh) Caldwell, Alyssa Stark (Jeromy Dishman), Rachel Stark, Justin (Brittany) Stark and Hunter Stark; great-grandchildren, Payton, Elle and Coleson Caldwell, Makenzie Dishman, Maya Beatty and Ryland Stark; one sister, Betty Coburn; and a special neighbor, Mimi Morrill. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Reger Funeral Home and from noon until service time on Monday at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.
WILLIAM WINSTON CURNUTTE, 79, of Kansas City, Mo., died March 21. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.
ROGER EUGENE BRYAN, 74, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 21, 2014. Born December 31, 1939, in Chillicothe, Ohio, Roger was the owner and operator of Bryan's Shopwise in Wayne and Friendship II Advertising. He was a deacon of Huntington Gospel Chapel, a Gideon of the Wayne County Camp of Gideons, and active in the Cub Scout Pack 170 in Wayne. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ora and Weltha Bryan, whom he was raised by, and one grandson, Jason Hensley. He leaves behind his loving wife, Nancy Lee Bryan; two daughters, Annette (Mike) Osburn of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Christina Bryan of Jackson, Ohio; one son, David Bryan of Black Mountain, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Nathan Hensley of Florida, Alyssa Cunningham of Satellite Beach, Fla., Tasha Bryan, Seth Bryan, both of Texas, Joshua Bryan, Destiny Bryan, both of Huntington, W.Va., Tara Farris of McArthur, Ohio, Colleen Farris of Jackson, Ohio and Jesse Bradshaw of Wayne; five great-grandchildren, Colton Miller, Autumn Miller, Justin Miller, all of Texas, Jefferee Jones of Huntington and Kaydence Coleman of McArthur, Ohio; and beloved extended family, C.J. and Lillian Hensley of Lavalette, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
DOROTHY COPLEY, 81, of Fort Gay, entered the gates of her Heavenly home on Friday, March 21, 2014. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Birdie Copley; parents, Jay and Maggie Waller Williamson; daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Arvel Endicott; two sisters, Goldie Walker and Oretha Marcum; three brothers, Lacy, Jennings and Wayne Williamson. Loved ones left behind are daughters and caregivers, Patty and Buck Spears of Fort Gay, Gracie and (Will Collins) Parsley of Kermit, W.Va.; Sons, Grover and Sara Copley of Fort Gay, and Jennings and Sara Copley of Crum; Grandchildren, Caregiver Lisa Methax, Renae Blackburn, Katie Copley, Tracy Copley, Robbie Spears, Lacy Spears, Shawn Copley, Birdie Dale Collins, Jen Allen Copley, Jacob Copley; Great-Grandchildren, Mackenzie Methax, Joshua Methax, Lea Blackburn, Cole Blackburn and Shelby Pack; three brothers, Lelon and Louise Williamson of Crum, Gid and Martha Williamson of Grove City, Ohio, and Grover and Kathy Williamson of Naples, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Oscar and Martha Copley of Crum, Sonny and Barbara Copley of Fort Gay; Sisters-in-law, Bertha Stroud and Rosie Brewer of Kermit, W.Va.; very special friend, Pastor Dick Maynard; several nieces and nephews whom she loved very much; and her friends. Dorothy was a member of the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church and owner/operator of Copley's Truck Stop for many years. Dorothy will be missed very badly by her children, grandchildren and other family members. Care has been entrusted to Young Funeral Home of Louisa, Ky. Visitation will be at the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the church with pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will be in the Birdie Copley Cemetery, Fort Gay. The family wishes to thank everyone for the prayers most of all, and the food, flowers and comforting words, and the visits from everyone.
FRANKLYN LAWRENCE MONCER, 85, of Huntington, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Andy Magnusson. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington. Frank was born on April 26, 1928, in Lancaster, Ohio, the son of the late Ernest Oral and Julia Layberger Moncer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Oral Moncer and a grandson, Aaron Moncer. Frank was retired from the C&P Telephone Company, and a veteran of the USMC having served in WWII. He was a graduate of Vinson High School.
MAXINE SMITH, 90, of Fort Gay, died March 23, 2014 at the home of her sister, Gladys Dean where she resided for the last two years. She was born February 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Albert and Nona Bartram McCloud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Smith and brother Kenneth McCloud. Survivors include her sister, Gladys Dean and brother Kelsie A. McCloud both of Fort Gay, W.V. a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base retiring after 36 years of service. In lieu of flowers make a donation to Hospice of Huntington. Graveside service will be conducted 1 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton, Ohio. Visitation will be 6 til 8 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.
MABEL LEONA BAILEY KEYSER, 91, of Ceredo, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo with Pastor Rodney Hale officiating. Interment will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call an hour and a half prior to the service Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the church. Mabel was born August 26, 1922, in Mullens, W.Va., a daughter of the late James "Doc" Bailey. She was an employee with Anderson-Newcomb and Stone & Thomas. Mabel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo, Ashland Oil CAP and the Ceredo Beautification Board and various other community boards. Besides her father she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Stewart Gilbert Keyser and two brothers, Bill and James Bailey. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Stewart Keyser (Sandra) of New Port Richey, Florida, Bruce Keyser (Cynthia) of Nashville, Tennessee and Clyde Keyser of Ceredo, W.Va.; one sister, Sadie Marie Langley of St. Albans, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, and special friends Kate Oldham and Carol Wilson. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the Keyser family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Ace Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
PEARL RATCLIFFE, 89, of Glenhayes, WV went home to be with The Lord on March 24, 2014. He was a retired signal maintainer for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, an avid fisherman and farmer. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church. Pearl was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Earl, two brothers, Roy and Bill Ratcliffe and a sister, Jewel Maynard. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Opal (Judy) Ratcliffe, sons, John (Hope) Ratcliffe of Kenova, WV, Mike (Susan) Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, Randy (Claudia) Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, and Paul (Terry) Ratcliffe of Prichard, WV and one daughter Jeanette Ratcliffe of Prichard, WV and seven grandchildren, Heather Ferguson, Summer Ratcliffe, Rhonda Ratcliffe, Christy Pratt, Michael Ratcliffe, Justin Ratcliffe, Laura Campbell, and Jordan Ratcliffe and sixteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Anna Lou Maynard. Pearl was Blessed with many friends and wonderful neighbors. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, March 28, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Perry officiating. Burial will follow at the Ratcliffe Family Cemetery, Glenhayes. Visitation will 6:00 til 9:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home.
GARY CURTIS ARTRIP JR., of Mansfield, Ohio passed away Monday March 24, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio. Gary was born Oct. 22, 1967 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Gary C. Artrip Sr. and Brenda J. (Thompson) Johnson. He was a welder and loved NASCAR and enjoyed following the Cleveland Browns. He is survived by his mother Brenda J. (Thompson) Johnson of Millersburg, OH; his father Gary C. (Rita) Artrip Sr. of South Point , OH; a son Gary Allen Fisher; a granddaughter Aubree Lynn Fisher of Lexington, OH; three sisters Sandra (Claude) Jervis, Carissa (John) Fowler both of Mansfield, OH and Carrie (Jay) Rowsey of South Point, OH; two brothers Charles E. (Donna) Artrip of Mansfield, OH and Curtis (Megan) Artrip of Wheelersburg, OH; three step siblings, Rhonda Salmons of Crum, WV, Ray Hunt of Fort Gay, WV, and Chris Hunt of Huntington, WV; four nephews and three nieces, and his grandmother Hildred Artrip of Fort Gay, WV. Funeral services were conducted on Friday March 28th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating. Burial followed in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV. Friends called from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday March 27th at the Wilson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com.
JEFFERY A. DOSS, 45, of Fort Gay, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 24, 2014. He was born July 3, 1968, in Louisa, Ky., a son of the late Kenneth and Naida Harlow Doss. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his children Amber Doss of Fort Gay, W.Va., Marissa Doss of Prichard, W.Va., Breanna Chaney of Fort Gay, W.Va., Nathan Doss, Devin Doss and Lindsay Doss, all of Kenova, W.Va.; four sisters, Debra Plummer of Fort Gay, W.Va., Diane Hinzeman of Ravenswood, W.Va., Teresa Blunt of Fort Gay, W.Va., Christine Childers of Louisa, Ky.; two brothers, Jimmy Doss of Fort Gay, W.Va., David Doss of Fort Gay, W.Va.; five grandchildren; Lisa Watts with whom he made his home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darin Fetherolf officiating. Burial will follow at the Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home.
VIRGIL GLENN ADKINS, 86, of Kenova, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. He was born August 16, 1927, in Huntington, W.Va., to Delbert and Gladys Gifford Adkins. He was preceded in death by his sisters Thelma Slayton and Iris Basenback. Virgil was a member of Kenova United Methodist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He worked at GATX, National Mine Company and Calgon Carbon, Catlettsburg Plant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in 1945 and 1946. He enjoyed playing golf and was skilled in woodworking and gardening; tomatoes and cucumbers were his favorite handouts. What he was well-known for was being a loving neighbor, co-worker and family man. Many called him friend. The family who will dearly miss him are his wife of 61 years, Ella Mae Shannon Adkins; his son Randy Adkins and wife Rhonda of Beckley, W.Va. He dearly loved his Matt Adkins and his wife Jessica of Huntington, Erin Collins and her husband Josh of Kenova and Sean Adkins, also of Huntington, as well as his great-granddogs. His loving siblings are sisters Rose Barbour of Lexington, Ky., and Annise Berry of Chesapeake, Ohio; brothers Delbert Lee Adkins and wife Joy of Sevierville, Tenn., Sam Adkins and wife Louise of Kenova. Virgil's many nieces and nephews have also known his love and care. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Kenova United Methodist Church. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Jim Richards leading the worship. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens. The family's deep gratitude goes to Peggy, Jan and Doris for their love and care for Virgil while he was at home and a special thanks is offered to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House and staff for their love and care during his final days. Gifts in Virgil's memory may be given to the Kenova UMC Building Fund, 513 15th St., Kenova, WV 25530 or the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV 25702.
OSCAR COPLEY, 82, of Crum, West Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, West Virginia. Oscar was a disabled coal miner, devoted family man and faithful member of the Crum Separate Baptist Church in Christ. He was born on September 13, 1931 at Moses Fork, West Virginia. Oscar is preceded in death by his mother, Lieutisha Messer Copley and his father, Monroe Copley. He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Gayle Messer and infant son, Buddy Copley; brothers, Birdie Copley, Gid Copley, Henry Copley, W.C. (Buddy) Copley and sister, Gracie Messer. Oscar is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Martha Ann Copley, two amazing sons; Byrd Copley and wife Connie of Elkhorn City, Kentucky and Oscar Copley Jr. and wife Brenda Kay of Inez, Kentucky and beloved daughter, Addie Mae Likens and husband Bill of Dunlow, West Virginia, five spoiled grandchildren; Marsha Ann (Steve) McCallister of Laualette, WV, Bradley Charles Copley of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, Elizabeth Marie (Michael) Mann of Inez, Kentucky, Oscar Matthew (Nichole) Copley of Inez, Kentucky and Brianna Gayle Likens of Dunlow, WV and five great-grandchildren; Kiera Reann McCallister, Aidan Ryan Mann, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Mann, Caden Michael Mann and Bentlee Matthew Copley. He is also survived by a brother, Calvin "Sonny" (Barbara) Copley of Fort Gay, WV, sisters, Bertha Stroud of Crum, WV and Rosie Brewer of Kermit, WV, along with several nieces, nephews and a host of caring family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Warfield Chapel of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield, Kentucky on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00am with Pastor Bobby Allen officiating. Burial followed at the Copley Family Cemetery on Anderson Branch of Jennies Creek. Friends called at the Warfield Chapel on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The family wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, flowers, visits and comforting words. Arrangements under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, Kentucky.
JULIA MAE BOCOOK, 77, of Ceredo, widow of George Allen Bocook, died March 26, 2014. She was born on February 11, 1937 in Kenova, WV; a daughter of the late Basil Watts and Bessie Lucas Watts. Julia was preceded in death by her husband George Allen Bocook and her brothers Howard Watts, Basil Watts, Charles Watts and one sister Wilda Blankenship. She is survived by her sisters Nancy Watts, Florence Watts and Mary Baumgarner Lewis) and her brothers Billy Joe Watts (Doris) and David Watts (Jennifer). Also surviving are sister-in-law Charlotte and many special nieces and nephews. Julia is a longtime member of the Sisters of the Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home Cremation Services at 12 PM with visitation starting at 11 AM until time of service. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ceredo-enovafuneralhome.com.
RUBY MARIE McSWEENEY CARTER SLONE, 91, formerly of Wayne County, died March 27, 2014, at Heritage Center in Huntington, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV. Burial will follow at the Stephens Cemetery at Wayne. She was born November 7, 1922 at Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Elisha and Lucy Anna Aliff McSweeney. She was a homemaker. Her husbands, Boyd Carter and Harlen Slone, her brother Charles McSeeney, sisters Rebecca Dean, Margaret Vance and two infants, also preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Justine Crockett (Kenneth) of Powell, OH; two sons, Larry Carter (Phyllis) of Kenova, WV and Charles Carter (Marilyn) of Washington Courthouse, OH; four brothers, Raleigh, Floyd, Oscar and Truman McSweeney, all of Wayne County; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home.
ARNETT EDWARD HOGSTON, JR., 49, of Sciotoville, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home. He was born October 23, 1964 in Louisa, KY. a son of Connie Sue Napier Cooper of Sciotoville, Ohio and Arnett Hogston, Sr. of Louisa, KY. He was a dry wall finisher, and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a sister; Tina Penix and a brother; Randy Hogston. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife; Kelli Ann Hogston of Sciotoville, Ohio, two daughters; Nicole Lynn and Rex Harris of Ashland, KY., Jamie Marie Aguiar of Pampa, TX, two sons; Joshua Lee Hogston of Stanley, North Dakota, Travis Arnett Hogston of Plain City, Ohio and 3 grandsons. Graveside services were Tuesday at the Hogston Cemetery at fallsburg, KY. with Pastor Burl Lewis officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday at Young funeral Home. Burial followed at the Hogston Cemetery, Fallsburg, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
OSCAR RAY MICHAEL JR., 65, of Huntington, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at his residence. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated noon Monday, March 31, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, of which he was a member, with Monsignor Lawrence Luciana and Father Dean Borgmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery in Prichard, W.Va. Friends may call an hour prior to the service Monday, March 31, 2014, at the church. Oscar was born February 14, 1949, in Wayne Co., son of the late Oscar Ray Michael Sr. and the late Ethel Mae Lykins Michael. He was a retired Barge Hand and a graduate of Marshall University. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by a special person, Rosie. Survivors include a son, Brandon Ray Michael and his fiancé Amber; two daughters, Cristy Michael and her fiancé Joshua Sims and Kimberly Gibson and her husband Fred, all of Huntington; one sister, Linda Hampton of Prichard; a special person, Diana Moore; five grandchildren, Braylon, Caleb, Jaidyn, Caden and Joshua; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and special persons Sara, CK, Trevor and Chase. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the Michael family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
KEITH D. RAY, 87, of Lavalette, died Saturday March 29, 2014, at Grayson Assisted Living. Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday April 1, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Susan Leonard-Ray officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Keith was born December 4, 1926, in Lavalette, a son of the late Oren and Gayenelle Dunkle Ray. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII, a member of the Lavalette United Methodist Church, VFW Post 1064, Past Commander of Wayne Blue Lodge #18, American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, BPOE #313, and former Wayne County Sheriff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lee Ray; one sister, Linda Jeanette Ray; and one brother, Oren Clyde Ray. Survivors include one daughter, Terry Fink and husband Michael of Lavalette; one son, Keith D. Ray II and wife Susan of Clemson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Julia Moore of Lavalette, Rebecca, Jonathan and Elizabeth Ray, all of Clemson. Family request to give charitable gifts to Hospice of Huntington or a charity of one's choice. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary after 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
RICHARD GENE LANEY, 57, of Crum, W.Va., husband of Maria Williams Hatfield Laney, died March 29, 2014, at his residence. Richard was born Dec. 27, 1956 at Columbus, OH the son of the late Charles and Christine Madden Laney. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife Maria Williams Hatfield Laney of Crum, WV; two step sons Willie Lee Hatfield of Tomahawk, KY and James Ireland Hatfield of Ripley, WV; a sister and brother; six grandchildren Brittany, Whitney, Ashley, Bradley, Whitney French, and Randy and a great grandchild Khole. following his wishes the family has chosen cremation. Care is entrusted to Wilson funeral Home.
On March 29th, 2014, PAUL D. KIPP was called home by our Father in Heaven. Paul was born December 19, 1948. He passed away after a long illness with heart disease. He was self-employed at P&M Body Shop, where he retired from in 2011. He loved to watch NASCAR races, that was his favorite sport. Paul was preceded in death by parents, John and Gracie Hicks Kipp. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Barbara Hannon Kipp; stepchildren Lisa Hannon of Huntington and Paul Hannon of N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Bob Clark; and one brother, Ronald Kipp of Chesapeake, Ohio. Special thanks to his best friends Jo and Linda Spangler. He is resting now, but will be sadly missed by many. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Mike Hannon, his brother-in-law. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.
WILLIAM EARL FERRELL, 77, of Breeden, W.Va., went to be with The Lord on Friday, March 29, 2014. He was born June 30, 1936 at Breeden, a son of the late Richard and Mary Ferrell. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Evelyn Tremble, Bernice Fuller, and Betty Jane Marcum; and three brothers, Fred Ferrell, James Ferrell, and Charles Ferrell. William was a member of the Old Jenny’s Creek United Baptist Church. He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Spicie Ferrell; one daughter, Rebecca Newsome and her husband Samuel of Breeden; three sons, William Ferrell Jr., Wallace Ferrell and his wife Myrthe, all of Breeden, and Leonard Ferrell of Chesapeake, Oh.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Johnny Ferrell and his wife Irene of Wayne, W.Va., and Richard Ferrell and his wife Barbara of Tenn.; one sister, Gail Kennedy of Lima, Oh.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Johnson Tiller funeral Home with Pastors Ray Messer and Phillip Stroud officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
MARY M. WATKINS BLANKENSHIP, 52, of Kenova, widow of Curtis R. Blankenship Sr., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 29, 2014 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV with Rev. Mark Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Dock’s Creek Cemetery, Kenova. She was born February 12, 1962 in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late Gordon and Nancy Watkins. Mary was a homemaker. Also preceding her in death was her beloved husband, Curtis R. Blankenship, Sr.; her father-in-law, Curtis L. Blankenship; a niece, Rachel Adkins Evans, a sister and two brothers. Survivors include her children, Curtis R. Blankenship, Jr. of Kenova, WV, Mark Blankenship and wife, Jennifer of Prichard, WV, Sabrina Patrick and husband, Jason of South Point, OH; and six wonderful grandchildren that she adored, Kaylee Patrick, Andrew Patrick, Victoria Blankenship, James Blankenship, Brooklyn Blankenship and Aiden Blankenship; along with eight brothers and sisters; numerous nieces and nephews; and her mother-in-law, Betty Blankenship. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Tuesday
BETTY JEAN KELLEY, 81 of Huntington passed away on March 30, 2014, at her home. She was born on November 24, 1932, the daughter of the late Boza Franklin Salyers and Virgie Mae Salyers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Jack Kelly and her siblings. She was a member of the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Kenova, W.Va., and worked as a seamstress for Corbin Industries. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her children Debbie Watts (Greg), Ray Jack Kelly (Christie) and Ruth Davis (Jim). Also surviving are her grandchildren Jennifer Collins, Rachel Evans, Seth Kelly, Casey Kelly, Cameron Davis and Braxton Davis and her great-grandchildren Hunter Evans, Gavin Evans, Christian Collins and Xander Collins. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home & Cremation Services with visitation beginning at noon. Burial will follow at the Catlettsburg Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Ky. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.
LESLIE ISAACS JR., "Bug", 65, of East Lynn, died March 30, 2014 in the VA Medical Center, Huntington. He was a respected son, veteran, dad, husband, grandpa and brother. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Luther Dingess officiating with graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 93. Burial will follow in the Skeens Cemetery, East Lynn. He was born on March 24, 1949 in East Lynn, WV, son of Leslie and Mary Lou Isaacs of East Lynn, WV. He is preceded in death by a son Dennis "Dennie" Isaacs, first wife Sandra Kay Isaacs, three brothers Jonathon, David and Timmy Isaacs and grandparents Albert and Sarah Isaacs and Hardy and Ida Merritt. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife Amy Lynne Adkins Isaacs, daughter Cassie (Charles) Simpkins of Wayne, WV, son Ray (Amy) Isaacs of Wayne, WV, step son Merrill (Elizabeth) Chandler, three step daughters Amanda (Charlie) Neace of Lincoln County, WV, Shawna (Jessie) Adkins of Wayne, WV and Sarah Davis and fiancé Jamie Adkins of Genoa, WV. Leslie is also survived by his grandchildren: Bailey Pauly, Brittany Pauly, Charles Eli & Alex Simpkins, Cameron & Allison Isaacs, Hadden, Roger, and Rebecca Adkins, and Sean & John Chandler, three brothers John L (Sue) Isaacs of Huntington, Michael Eugene (Chloe) Isaacs of East Lynn, Brent Douglas (Carol) Isaacs of East Lynn, three sisters Janice Lou Stanley of Huntington, Catherine (Phillip) Chafins of Wayne, Carolyn Lee Chafin and fiancé’ Thurman Browning of Huntington, WV, close niece Angela Mills and several more nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Also his special friend and brother in law Edgar "Pody" Adkins, Jr. friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
LOIS JEAN BILLUPS HATHAWAY, 85, of Hurricane, died March 30, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Kenova on March 14, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rush and Elma (Dean) Billups; brothers, Howard, Glen and Joseph Billups; her husband of 50 years, Robert (Bob) Hathaway Sr.; son, Robert (Bobby) Hathaway Jr.; and foster-son, John Ballentine. Surviving are her children, Rodney (Joan) Hathaway of Culloden, Karen (Steve) Ward of Hurricane, Nancy (Paul) Drake of Scott Depot; Helen (Russ) Cook of Hurricane, Mary Beth (Paul) Bednar of Pittsboro, N.C., and foster-son Roger Elliott of Hurricane. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Josiah and Marissa Drake, Kristen and Bing Ward and Andrew and Mary Ann Bednar. She had many nieces and nephews whom she loved. Lois had lived in the Hurricane community for more than 55 years. She graduated from Marshall College in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Teachers. She had been a teacher in Boone, Lincoln and Putnam counties. She had been a member of the Kanawha-Putnam Association for Retarded Children (the ARC) and helped pioneer special education programs in Putnam County in the 1960s. She was a special-needs foster parent for 38 years and a lifelong advocate of the disabled. Lois always said about her own life, "I meant well and tried hard." She will be missed by many. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, 2837 Main St., Hurricane, with the Minister Thomas Malcolm officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane. Visiation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home Memorial. Contributions may be sent to Mt. Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Kent Hill, 4088 US Rt. 60, Hurricane, WV 25526.
PAUL E. "JAMES" RUSSELL, 66, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Spring Valley, Huntington, W.Va. He was born June 14, 1947, in Charleston, W.Va., the youngest of six children to the late James Clifton "Jack" Russell and Dorothy Dean Jarrell Russell. He was a graduate of Huntington Junior College and worked for the Postal Service, the VA Medical Center, where he met his lifelong friend Billy Ray Parsley, and Forth's Foods, after medically retiring from the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by all of his siblings, Janet Chapman, Helen "Shug" Burns, Benny Russell, Jackie Russell and Jessie Russell. He will be reunited with his wife, Mamie, who passed in 2002. He is survived by his son, Paul E. Russell II, and his daughters, Tina Marie Russell and her husband Lee Woodlee of Lavalette, W.Va., and two granddaughters, Amanda and Jessica Russell of Winston-Salem, N.C., and a great-granddaughter London in North Carolina; not to mention a large number of nieces and nephews: Donna, Joe, Dottie and Joy, just to name a few. Also surviving is a special lady, Edie and her son Anthony. The visitation will be at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral services will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Huntington, W.Va., right beside his dearly departed Mamie Isobel. VFW Post 93 from Kenova will be performing full military honors, including a 21-gun salute. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.
LANNY RAMEY, 62 of Huntington Husband of Belinda G. Ramey died Monday, March 31 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Lanny was born October 21, 1951 in Wayne County, WV a son of the late Joshua and Lizzie Wiley Ramey. He was a salesman of antique furniture. He was a member of the Seventh Avenue Baptist Church in Huntington, WV. He is preceded in death by Burl Ramey, Dora Queen (Nolan), Alex Ramey (Juanita) and Arthur Queen. Survivors include his loving wife Belinda G. Ramey, four children Laranda D. Conn, Heather M. Munisteri, Brandy Munisteri and Jamie Denise Lowe; seven siblings: Alice Verbage (Samuel), Frankie Queen, Caroline Pratt (Luther), Faye Osburn, Rufus Ramey (Marcella), Kiah Ramey (Carolyn); nine grandchildren Rex Conn, Darian Conn, Anthony Munisteri-Travis, Isaiah Munisteri, Destiny Hope, Blaine Anthony, Denise Aubrey Butler, Charles Allan Lowe II, and Breanna Dorthy Lowe. He is also survived by numerous other brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral service were April 3, 2014 at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Service were entrusted with the arrangements of Mr. Ramey. Online condolences maybe expressed to the family at www.ceredokenovafuneralhome.com.