OBITS - March, 2018

 


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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

 

VIRGIL COX, 73, of Lavalette, WV passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. He was born on August 31, 1944 in Radnor, WV, a son of the late Milton and Bertha Rowe Cox. Virgil was a painter for ACF Industries. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Edith Watts and two brothers, Samuel and Glenroy Cox. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Judy Ellen Thompson Cox; two sons, Ray Thompson of Greenup, KY, and Johnny Thompson of Des Moines, IA; one sister, Gladys Robertson of Fort Gay, WV; three brothers, Ralph Cox of Wayne, WV, Tommy Cox of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Billy Gene Cox of Rittman, Ohio; one step grandson, John David Thompson and one step great-grandson, John Claude Thompson. Visitation will be held from noon until 2:30 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne.

STEVEN RAY PAULEY, 37, of Huntington, WV passed away on March 1, 2018. He was born October 19, 1980 in Huntington, WV the son of Thomas Finley Pauley and Pamela May Basenback. Steven was a member of Norway Ave. Church of Christ. He leaves behind to mourn his loss; his parents, his loving wife, Amber Pauley; children, Zachery Pauley, Marissa Pauley, Brooklyn Allen Pauley, Bailie Pauley, Steven Pauley Jr., Raeleigh Pauley, Jeffrey Pauley; siblings, Thomas Pauley and Kimberly Pauley; Aunts: Bobbi Jo Kruel, Brenda Basenback, Sarah Basenback, Sue Wilson, Little Sarah Basenback, Debbie Bailey, Darlene Jackson, Sherry Gibson, Angel Sahin, Joyce Tackett, and Sarah Carter; Uncles: Larry Basenback, William Basenback, Tracy Basenback, Tony Basenback, Stacy Kruel, Terry Kipp, Gary Jackson, Mike Pauley, Jerry Pauley, David Carter, Lawrence Basenback III; Great-Grandpa, Finley Pauley; Nephews, Scott Basenback, Gary Jackson Jr., Kirklin Pauley and Danny Maynard; Nieces, Kaitlyn Pauley, Kandace Pauley and Alexea Pauley. Also surviving are his cousins: William Basenback, Jr., Brandon Basenback, Sherri Kipp, Michael Kipp, Delbert Gibson, Sherri Flora, Devin Kruel, Shane Kruel, Courtney Kruel, Nancy Jackson, Jennifer Jackson, Tony Bailey, Roger Bailey, Chris Puskas and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with Pastor Jeffrey Garrett officiating. The family will welcome friends one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed to family below.

DAVID LEE DEAN, 38, of Kenova, passed away March 1, 2018, at his residence. He was born November 20, 1979, in Manassas, Va., a son of the late Kenneth Dean and Dorothy Kimberlin (Jim) Smith of Kenova. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home with Elder Danny Hammonds officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. He worked as a general laborer in the construction industry. David was a member of Upper Gragston Baptist Church. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by Faye Staley. Additional survivors include four children, Kyler Dean, Miles, Austin and Jada Mullins; his companion, Erica Mullins; one sister and brother-in-law, Monica and Tyson Smith; one brother, Kenneth Dean Jr.; and several aunts, uncles, and a host of other family. Visitation will be one hour before the service Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home.

WADE ALVIN LANSING, 69, of Genoa, WV, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Monday, March 5, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Jess Allen. Burial will follow at Perry Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV. He was born October 4, 1948 in Lapeer, MI, a son of the late Frances and Ruth Lansing. Wade was a retired welder for General Motors Corporation and was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Billie Carol Perry Lansing; two sons, Tony Lansing and Rex Lansing; a step-daughter, Donna Yvonne Shilling and fiancÚ, Matthew Meddings; a step-son, Roger Dale Shilling and wife, Julie of Strakville, MS; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.

FRANK MCCLOUD, 96, died March 2, 2018 at his residence. He was a retired truck driver. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Home; burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

ROBERT ANDREW STALEY, 26, of Huntington, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 2, 2018, at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Buffalo Valley Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Tim Jayne. Burial will be in Plybon Cemetery. Andrew was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert Franklin Staley and Diania Sue Staley. He was born September 28, 1991, in Huntington, a son of Robert F. Staley II and Tammy Lynn Blankenship Staley of Huntington. He was a graduate of Spring Valley High School. He is also survived by his loving daughter, Kaydence Leigh Staley; brothers, Nathan Ryan Staley and Daniel Adam Cartwright; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Freda Kingery of Huntington; his girlfriend, Elizabeth Auvil; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a large host of friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Buffalo Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

CASEY LEE ROBINSON, 28, of Fort Gay, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. Graveside service will be conducted at noon Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Meredith/Robinson Cemetery, Fort Gay, with Pastor Ray Vance and Pastor Darrell Brewer officiating. Casey was born April 4, 1989, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., son of Ronald Roy "Sam" and Sheria Meredith Robinson. He worked maintenance of way for the N&W Railroad. Casey had a passion for racing and loved to go mudding in his trucks. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eligaha and Dale Robinson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sheera Laurae Butcher Robinson; maternal grandparents, Terry and DeAnna Meredith; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many countless friends and buddies. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va.

AUDREY DALE MAYNARD, 69, of Fort Gay, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Jackie Nelson and Elders Dolphus Perry and Wornie Meeks officiating. Burial will follow at the Sol Perry Cemetery, Dunlow. She was born on December 18, 1948, in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late Manny Nelson and Martha Ann Sutherland Nelson. Audrey was a homemaker and a member of Prichard United Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Sponcil Maynard; granddaughter, Tianna Maynard; two sisters, Georgia Browning and Kathy Nelson. Survivors include her three daughters, Kimberly Muncy (Jimmy) of Dunlow, WV, Timberly Maynard and Kathy Jeanette Johnson (Joseph) both of Ft. Gay; one son, Clinton Maynard (Angie) of Warfield, KY; two sisters, Bonnie Copley (Donald) of Dunlow and Elsie Gail Maynard of Ft. Gay; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Services will be held from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

LEANNA KEY FORD, 102, of Kenova, W.Va., joined her Heavenly Father Monday, March 5, 2018. Leanna was born October 29, 1915, in Northern Tennessee. At the amazing age of 102, Leanna was a proud lady and always said the secret to her longevity was "an old Ford keeps on runnin.'" Leanna was a former longtime employee of Appalachian Power and taught accordion and piano lessons. Her many talents include China painting, oil on canvas and acrylic painting, sewing, and she was a published poet. Leanna was preceded in death by her father, O.O. Key, and mother, Vernie Key; sisters, Koska Kay Bridewell and Duel Terrango; brother, H.N. (Alberta) Key; nephew, Benny Key; her first child, Ronald Ford; and the love of her life, Pepi the Poodle. Leanna is survived by her daughter, Jill (Ivan) McGlone of Kenova; her son, Larry Key Ford of Kansas; nieces, Darla (Dave) Slater and Janice (Gene) Hardin; her grandsons, Mickey Benton of Kenova, Ron Benton of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Dave Benton of Huntington, W.Va. Leanna's great-grandchildren are Garrett and Kristopher (Nikki) Benton of Kenova; three great-great-grandchildren, Peyton, Kendall and Lilly Benton; and her lifelong friend, Ginger Prudin of Russellville, Ohio. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. A Celebration of Life service will begin immediately following the visitation, at 3 p.m., with Pastor Jim Richards officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to River's Bend Health Care, 335 Jefferson Ave., South Point, OH 45680, for their love and support of Nana over the past five years.

VERNA ANN FRYE, 85, of East Lynn, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Pastor Emual Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Cliff Cemetery, East Lynn. Verna was born on June 23, 1932, a daughter of the Harlan Adkins and Geneva Collins Adkins. She was a member of Wolf Pen Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Ernie Dale Frye; sisters, Mary Mae Adkins and Nora Gertrude Mills; two brothers, Leslie Adkins and Harlan Adkins, Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Kay Perry (Sam) of Wayne, WV; three sons, David Frye, Ernest Frye (Joann), and Timmy Frye (Tammy) all of East Lynn; one sister, Joyce Adkins; three brothers, Edward Adkins, Hughie Adkins (Alberta), and Charles Adkins (Wanda) all of East Lynn; grandchildren, Jennifer, Lisa, Jessica, Kayla, Lauren, Nikki, Libby, Joseph, Anthony, and Paul; great-grandchildren, Jesse, Kaylee, Christopher, Katelynn, Lexi, Carlee, Dylan, Trenton, Stephen, Ethan, Emanuel, Mallanna, Logan, Payton, and Tyler; two great-great grandchildren, Lilly and Nora. The family would like to send a special thanks to Joann Frye for taking care of Verna during her time of need. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

HAROLD THOMAS STALEY, 65, of East Lynn, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2018. Born November 10, 1952 at Wayne, W.Va., he was preceded in death by his father Harold Staley and his daughter Martha Jean Scott. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Betty Jean Staley; one son, Thomas Harmon Staley at home; his mother Lillian Chaney of East Lynn; nine sisters, Linda Cornell of Sandusky, Oh., Sue Adkins of Wayne, Joyce (Carlos) Adkins of East Lynn, Dora Mae (Anthony) Adkins of Wayne, Lois Staley of Ashland, Ky., Edie (Kevin) Wright of Littcarr, Ky., Myrtle Williamson Allen of Ashland, and Tracey Lynn of Ohio; plus 12 nieces and 11 nephews. Tommy was a minister of the Big Lynn Freewill Baptist Church where he served as Pastor from February 2004 until April 2015. He also enjoyed playing bluegrass gospel music and talking on his C.B. radio with the handle "Music Man."  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Workman, Preacher Carlos F. Adkins, Preacher Braxton Adkins, and Deacon Rodney Scott officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his daughter at the Kelly Perry Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

RUBY WRIGHT BRUMFIELD IRBY, 93, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. She was born June 13, 1924, in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of the late John Wesley Wright and Lucinda LeMaster Wright. Ruby worked at Sylvania and was a member of the Westmoreland Church of Christ. Ruby was also a member of the Democratic Women's Club. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by husbands, Charley Brumfield Sr. and Alton Irby, as well as several brothers and sisters. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Linda (James) McBride of California; one son and his wife, Charley (Beth) Brumfield Jr. of Huntington, W.Va.; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Jamie) Sakaguchi, Alyson (Nicholas) Lauritzen and Amanda Sakaguchi; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Lauritzen, Olivia Sakaguchi and Addyson Lauritzen; one sister, Burittie "Jackie" Molloy, and her special grandchildren, "Brownie" and "Randy." The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington, especially Rhonda and Missy, for all their efforts to her comfort. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Funeral services will begin immediately following the visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Huntington.

PAUL DAVID RATCLIFF, 72, of Ft. Gay, WV, died peacefully surrounded by his family on March 5, 2018, in Huntington, WV. David was born on July 13, 1945, in Huntington, WV, to the late Glenn and Thelma Ratcliff. He attended Ft. Gay High School. He began his employment with the railroad but left to join the Army to serve in the Vietnam War in 1965 and 1966. After he came back from Vietnam, he returned to his employment with the railroad. He continued with his public service as Police Chief of the town of Ft. Gay and later retired as a Federal Police Officer from the General Service Administration. After retirement he served the community and veterans, giving his time to many to ensure they received any assistance they might need. He was an active member of the VFW Post 1064 in Huntington, WV; a life member of VFW Post 9738; an active member of the Fort Gay Vietnam Veterans Association; American Legion Post 93, Kenova; DAV Chapter 2 of Huntington; and Vietnam Veterans of America Tristate Chapter #949. He was a Master Mason of the O'Brien Lodge No. 101 in Williamson, WV, and a member of El Hasa Shriners. He was a member of the former Beverly Hills Baptist Church and attended Fort Gay Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Ratcliff of Ft. Gay, WV, John Ratcliff of Carroll, OH, and Billy Ratcliff of Ft. Gay, WV; one sister, Wanda Johnson of Columbus, OH; and a granddaughter, Elyse Ratcliff of Ashland, KY. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Johannah Fugitt Ratcliff, two sons, Paul David (Lisa) Ratcliff Jr. of Bluefield, WV, and Ricky (Debra) Ratcliff of Ashland, KY, and one daughter, Sheri Campbell of Ft. Gay, WV. He is also survived by two sisters, Carol Proctor of Cannelton, WV, and Judy (Gene) Morrissey of Columbus, OH. David had seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren whom he adored and dearly loved. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews; David's constant canine companion, Abby, was his pride and joy. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Tim Preston officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by American Legion Post 93. Visitation for family and friends will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday of the funeral home. David touched many people during his life with his kindness and good humor. He had many friends and relatives who loved him and will miss him terribly. His impact on their lives will never be forgotten.

MILLARD F. DONNELLY, 74, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his home. He was born February 12, 1944, in Wayne County, W.Va. Millard was self-employed and spent many years as a roofer, working on homes throughout the communities of Ceredo and Kenova. Millard was also the Republican Committeeman for the Ceredo District of Wayne County for many years. Millard is survived by his beloved wife, Pauline Blair Donnelly; his children and their families, John Donnelly and Zack, Brooke and Brett, Robert (Tonya) Donnelly, Nevaeh and Bethany, Lynn (Ray) Perez and Elizabeth, Rachel, Lindsey and Eric, and Samatha (Ron) Hutchinson and Joshua and Jacob; and a brother, sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, March 12, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Pastor Tom Jones officiating. Visitation will be two hours before the service. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

ALEY EDWARD CYRUS, 70, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 with his family by his side. Eddie was born January 18, 1948 to the late John Bee and Shirley Mae (Thompson) Cyrus. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth Belle Thompson Cyrus and children Darrell Edward Cyrus and Cathy Cyrus. Survivors include his wife Cora Jean Cyrus; children Harold Lee Cyrus of Fort Gay, WV, Connie Sue (Kevin) Harvey of Mansfield, OH, Brian Keith Cyrus of Fort Gay, WV, Annette C. Bell of Fort Gay, WV and Aley Edward Cyrus II of Fort Gay, WV; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; brother John Bee Cyrus Jr. of Fort Gay, WV; sisters Lucille Robertson of Fort Gay, WV and Lolla Anderson of Columbus, OH; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Eddie was a member of the Smith Chapel Church and also attended New Beginnings Church. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Smith Chapel Church with Pastor Charlie Acord officiating. Burial will follow in the Cyrus Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM until time of service at Smith Chapel Church. Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Cyrus.

BRUCE EDWARD TURLEY SR., 85, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was born February 11, 1933, at Charleston, W.Va., a son of the late Osburn William Turley and Goldie Williams. His wife, Betty Lou Turley, also preceded him in death. Bruce was a veteran of the US Navy and National Guard, serving in the Korean War, and later retired as a route salesman from Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company with 28 years of service. He was a charter member of Beverly Hills Church of Christ, Huntington, and along with his wife, Betty, attended Booton Crockett Methodist Church in Wayne until the time of their deaths. He leaves behind his children, Veronica (Dale W.) Ward of Lavalette, W.Va., Bruce (Sharon K.) Turley Jr. of Wayne and Regina Turley; grandchildren, Damon (Kristel) Ward of Clover, S.C., Amber M. Ward and her fiance Sean C. Roberts of Charlotte, N.C., Rebecca (Pat) Toppins, Justin (Stephanie) Turley, Christopher S. Tomblin, all of Wayne, James K. Tomblin and Kendra Lloyd, both of Huntington; great-grandchildren, Elijah and Emily Gartin, Christopher and Dustin Isaacs, Cameron and Drayden Tomblin, Amelie and Bryn Ward; two special friends, Mike Pullin and D.J. Turley; and a host of family and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Carico officiating. Burial will follow at Bowen Cemetery, with military honors performed by the American Legion Post 93. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

CHARLES W. ROBERTSON, 92 of Fort Gay, WV, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, March 9, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Virgil Pack. Burial will follow at Cyrus-Robertson Cemetery. He was born July 1, 1925 in Fort Gay, WV, a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Kitts Robertson. Charles was the retired owner/operator of Robertson's Tire Shop in Fort Gay. Also preceding him in death was his first wife, Maxine Webb Robertson; a daughter, Judy Robertson Tomblin; a son-in-law, Andrew Tomblin; a granddaughter, Melissa Porter; and eleven siblings. Survivors include his loving wife, Florida Rowe Robertson; two daughters, Jackie Williamson and husband Romey of Genoa, WV, Sheila Scites and husband Jackie of Fort Gay, WV; three sons, Bob Robertson and wife Loretta, Charles "Chuck" Robertson, Jr., and wife Rhonda, Tim Robertson and wife Cindy all of Fort Gay, WV; four step-daughters, Sue Wilson, Jeanie Wallace and husband Tony, Annie Nee and husband Pat, Lynn Brown and husband Glenn; four step-sons, Jr. Wilson and wife Beverly, Larry Wilson and wife Susan, Billy Wilson, Clifford Wilson and wife Loretha; thirty-one grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40-31

EMORY RIDENOIR OSBURN, 89, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away March 7, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born February 27, 1929, on Trough Fork at Kiahsville, W.Va., a son of the late Robert and Ida Pack Osburn. A daughter, Sheila Ann Ross; a granddaughter-in-law, Karen Holland; two sisters, Milford Workman and Lilly Brooks; a brother, Rufus Osburn; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Workman and Everett Brooks, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Dot Taylor Osburn; a daughter, Kathy Holland (Ronnie) of Huntington; a son, Kenneth Osburn (Alice) of Lavalette, W.Va.; six loving grandchildren, Christie, Jennifer, Tara, Melissa, Matthew and Mary Ann; eleven great-grandchildren, Hunter, Brandon, Emily, Sebastian, Austin, Jamison, Ben, Ryan, Eli, Halle and Ian; a son-in-law, Larry Ross of Radnor, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Faye Osburn of Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. Emory retired from the saw mill and timber business and was a minister for 70 years. He was pastor at Patrick Old Regular Baptist Church and at the Lavalette Baptist Church of Jesus Christ. He sang for many years with his wife in the Salem Quartet. Emory loved the Lord and read and studied the Bible so as to teach and tell the people about the Lord. He was known and loved by many. May he rejoice in his heavenly home! Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Elders Frank Taylor Jr. and Charles O. Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens at Wayne. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home.

BILLY CLAYTON DEAN, 81, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, W.Va. He was born February 23, 1937, in Kenova, a son of the late Elmer Dean and Edna (Buck) Hooser. Bill was a 1955 graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School. He retired after 48 years of service from the Ohio River Company. He was a devout member of the Kenova Church of Christ. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved his family, especially his wife of almost 61 years, Olivia "Libby" Muncy Dean of Huntington. Also surviving Bill are his three children, Shawna Dean, David Dean and James Dean; grandchildren, Leigh Ann (Stephen) Morgan and Logan Dean; great-granddaughter, Eliza Morgan; three sisters, Sheila Wheeler, Peggy (Joe) Pratt and Kay Jordan; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends at McDonald's and the Tuesday night Jam Session folks. Visitation will be Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenova Church of Christ. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at the church with Minister Amos Prince officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kenova Church of Christ, 1801 Chestnut St., Kenova, WV 25530. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

GARY RAY PORTER, 52, of Wayne, WV, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Brother George Nelson. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery Annex, Wayne, WV. He was born August 21, 1965 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Grady Porter and Phyllis Maynard Uhles. Gary was a retired Home Confinement Officer for Wayne County. He was also a member of the Wayne Masonic Lodge #18 AF&AM, the Kentucky Horse Traders and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his loving wife, Laura Ross Porter; a son, Jarrett Edward Porter of Fairmont, WV; a sister, Greta Black and husband, Bill of Lavalette, WV; Randy Todd Porter and wife, Jeanette of Lavalette, WV; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Christine White of Eustis Florida; nieces and nephews, Jonathan White, Jordan White (Ashley), Tyler Porter, Robyn Porter, Joni Waller, Michael A Bub@ Hill; a great niece, Audrianna White; a great-nephew, Logan Waller; and a host of additional family and friends. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Friday, March 9, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.

MARCELLA M. EARLY, 91, of Huntington, widow of Charles W. Early, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Grayson Assisted Living. Born November 10, 1926, in Radnor, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Clinton and Carrie Belle Porter Moore. Three sisters, Rookie Mae Warren, Ruby Warren, Letha Moore, and three brothers, Marshall, Charlie and John Clinton Moore, also preceded her in death. She was a Key Punch operator for TRW, Cleveland, Ohio, and a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of God. Survivors include a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey, with Pastor Greg Tomlinson officiating. Burial to follow. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the cemetery. Chapman's Mortuary is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ANDREW McCLELLAN, 79, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was born June 3, 1938, at Stiltner, W.Va., a son of the late John and Mae Fry McClellan. He was a retired supervisor for Owens-Illinois Glass Company. His wife, Violet Perry McClellan, sisters, Sarah Jackson, Marie Lycans, Beatrice Kucera, Ethel Harkolivich, Virgie England and Georgia Vanhoose, and brothers, Sampie McClellan and Lucian McClellan, also preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Angela Gue (William) of Salt Rock, W.Va.; a son, Jack McClellan of Huntington, W.Va.; a sister, Irene Maynard of Jackson, Ohio; two brothers, Johnnie McClellan (Margaret) of East Lynn, W.Va., and Lonnie McClellan (Cathy) of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a grandchild, Codi Ferguson; and a great-grandchild, Felix Ferguson. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Monday, March 12, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Pastor Roger Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at Morris Funeral Home.

GRACE H. WILEY WILLIAMSON, 88, of Prichard, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Brenda Porter of Fort Gay, W.Va. She was born December 3, 1929, in Wayne County, W.Va. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ollie Corns Herald. Grace was also preceded in death by brothers, Jennings Herald of Charleston, W.Va., David Herald of Prichard, W.Va., and Clarence Herald of Jacksonville, Florida, and one sister, Jewel Williamson of Kermit, W.Va. Grace is survived by her husband, Paul Williamson of Prichard, W.Va.; three children, Michael (Carol) Wiley of Nazareth, Pa., Brenda (Jr.) Porter of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Donna Patton (Moose) Ledger of Kenova, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Paula (Scott) Kern of Hilliard, Ohio; three grandsons, Paul Heaberlin, Brian (Mandi) Heaberlin and Michael Patton; and two step-grandchildren, Christen (Joshua) Oliver and Jordan (Courtney) Kegler; six great-grandchildren, Aaron (Tori) Heaberlin, M.D., of Richmond, Ky., Emily Heaberlin of Huntington, Audrey Heaberlin, Jackson Heaberlin, both of Barboursville, Joel Patton and Jace Patton, both of Ripley, W.Va.; and four step-great-grandchildren, Paul Oliver, Madeline Oliver of Virginia, Maya Kegler and Elijah Kegler of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Williamson of Kenova, W.Va., and three brothers, Clyde Herald of Kinston, N.C., Roy Herald and Johnny Herald, both of Prichard, W.Va. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Delma Herald of Ashland, Ky., Brenda Herald of Prichard, W.Va., and Geraldine Herald of Kinston, N.C., along with one brother-in-law, James Williamson of Kenova, W.Va. She has many nieces and nephews that she adored. Grace received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Marshall University and Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa. She was a retired teacher and principal for Wayne County Board of Education. In lieu of flowers, contribution can be made to the Cabell County 4-H Foundation in Huntington; contact Autumn Starcher at 304-526-8458. Grace was a huge promoter of positive youth development and very supportive of 4-H. Funeral services will be held at the Callaham Funeral Home in Inez, Ky., on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Corns-Herald Cemetery on Jennies Creek, W.Va. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, Ky.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7. JEWEL MARIE JACKSON, 91 of Wayne, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastors Fred Ferguson and Rick Perdue. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne. She was born January 17, 1927, in Fort Gay, W.Va., the daughter of Golden and Mae Crabtree Bartram. Jewel retired from Farmer's Home Administration after 27 years of service. She was a faithful member of the Wayne Baptist Church for much of her life, where she served as secretary and organist. She also served as secretary and treasurer of the American Baptist Women. Jewel loved to quilt on Tuesdays with Wayne Baptist Church Sewers and enjoyed going to lunch following Sunday services with her "Lunch Bunch" friends: Lou Webb, Ernestine Rutherford, LaWassa Varney, Stella Ferguson and Anna Lee Damron. She had two special church friends, Pat Perry and Jean Artis. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 54 years, Bill Jackson, and a brother, Ray Bartram. Survivors include her two daughters, Malinda "Susie" Maynard and husband, Dan of Lavalette, W.Va., Peggy Sowards and husband, Roger of Wayne; two sons, Keith Jackson and wife, Eva, and Joe Jackson and wife, Kimberly, all of Wayne; a sister, Pearl Gladys of Warner Robins, Ga.; a brother, Junior Bartram of Fort Gay, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Michael Jackson and wife, April, Amber Thompson-Foster and husband, Sean, Jared Thompson, Jason Thompson and wife, Miranda (their father, Randy Thompson), Charley Jo Frasher (George Richardson), Carl Franklin Frasher (their father, Charlie Frasher), Riley Jackson and Cassady Jackson; six great-grandchildren, Chase and Brayden Jackson, Jackson and Parker Sowards, Karleigh and Ellie Thompson; six stepgrandchildren, Kevin Maynard and wife, Amanda, Kim Maynard, Jennifer Maynard, Roger Sowards Jr. (Greta), Michael and Joey Sowards; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Cody Maynard (Mason), Jaden and Jaylen Adkins, Lily, Lucas and Farrah Sowards; one great-great-grandchild, Aurora Maynard; a special friend and co-worker, Helen Taylor of Hamlin, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. Special thanks to the Wayne EMS, the doctors and staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital Emergency Room, the Marshall Surgical Team and the SICU Doctors and Nurses. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

BETTY JEAN DEAN NAPIER of Wayne, age 92, went home to be with the Lord at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 9, 2018. From her birth on July 6, 1925, to her death, Betty cherished her family, friends and those around her with love and faith. She was a homemaker. Betty went to Mount Union School and attended Canada Chapel Church. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Mosie Napier; her mother, Maude Bradshaw Dean; her father, Okey James Dean; two sisters, Ruby (Lawton) France and Manda Lou (Bernard) Adkins; and five brothers: Charley (Ruth and Wanda) Dean, Donald (Myrtle) Dean, Edgar Dean, Frank (Becky) Dean and Homer Dean. She is loved, honored and remembered by a sister, Dot (John) Stiltner of Wayne; two daughters, Brenda Napier (Randy Hultberg), Joyce Stevenson (Darrel); a son, Okey Napier Sr. ( Sue); two stepdaughters, Gaynelle Stein and Sandra Adkins; four grandchildren, Daniel Napier (Crystal), Jim Stevenson (Lisa), Okey J. Napier Jr., and Samuel Napier (Terri) of Wayne; five great-grandchildren, Allen Stevenson, Holly Williamson (Joey) of Huntington, Natasha Napier, Nerissa Napier and Okey Samuel Napier, all of Wayne; and many other nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her nursing home friends and family. She was Mamaw and Granny to many. We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Wayne Nursing Home and Rehab Center for their attentiveness, love and care. Granny will be remembered as a bright, shining light by her family, friends and community. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wayne Nursing and Rehab Center (Tawanna Sowards) to benefit activities for the residents. Family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 12, and funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Morris Funeral Home in Wayne, West Virginia, with Pastor Johnny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of the arrangements.

HARRY LAMBERT MILLS, 94, of Huntington, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House from general organ failure due to simple old age. Harry is best remembered as the good-natured, high-spirited square dance caller and comedic sidekick to host Dean Sturm on WSAZ's long-running Saturday Night Jamboree, airing 1953-64. During the 11-year run of the show, Harry did not miss a single live performance, totaling almost 600 uninterrupted weekly appearances. His late wife, Billie Mills (1925-1993), was also a performer with him on the show. Harry and Billie Mills had one son, David, who lives in Huntington and one granddaughter, Sophia Mills, currently a student at OSU in Columbus. Harry was a courageous combat Marine during WWII, fighting to liberate the occupied Pacific Islands. Following WWII, Harry worked 36 years for the Veterans Administration, first at the local VA Hospital, then, for most of his career at the Downtown Huntington VA Regional Office helping veterans purchase homes through the GI Bill. He was a Life Member of the Marine Corps League and an ethically-impeccable representative of The Greatest Generation. Harry was a gentle, soft-spoken man incapable of anger or raising his voice. He was empathetic and generous to a fault. He fed and adopted every stray animal clawing at his door. For the last 71 years of his life, Harry lived in his same home on Washington Avenue. He was an avid fan of Marshall football. He loved to drink beer and chew tobacco (and he outlived most). Per Harry's wishes, he will be cremated with a can of Bud Light Lime beer. There will be no services or visitation. The family asks for privacy during this time of loss. "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."

FILLMORE ELLIOTT, 84, of Genoa, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born January 19, 1934 at Dunlow, W.Va., a son of the late Millard and Vada Elliott. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Charles Elliott, Harvey Elliott, and Albert Elliott, and two sisters, Rowena Kirk and Bertha Branham. Fillmore worked for Wayne Lumber Company for nearly 30 years and was a member of the Echo United Baptist Church at Genoa. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Anna Elliott; three sons, Keith (Bri) Elliott of Hurricane, W.Va., Rodney Elliott of Wayne, W.Va., and Randy (Gina) Elliott of Ona, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Randy (Kaitlyn) Elliott, Jake Elliott Austin Elliott, Eric Hundley, Briana Marcum, and Kyla Elliott, all of Wayne; and four great grandchildren, Axel, Easton, Ariel, and Slade. Also surviving is one brother, Elijah (Pat) Elliott of Cleveland, Oh.; and a host of family and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elders Roger Maynard, Tommy Damron, and Tony Clay officiating. Burial will follow at the Crabtree Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

OKEY MARCUM, 86, of Lincoln Park, Mich., passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Pastor Michael Dillon officiating. Burial will follow at the Pres Friley Cemetery, Kiahsville. He was born on April 16, 1931, in Cove Gap, W.Va., a son of the late Walter Marcum and Laura Wiley Marcum. He was a United States Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Malda Pack Marcum; brothers, Alva Marcum, Claude Dyer and Arlie Marcum; and two sisters, Pearl Horn and Thelma Marcum. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Marcum and Kim Napora (Larry) of Lincoln Park, Mich.; two sisters, Cuba Elliott of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Ruth Ferguson of Wayne, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Rachell Napora and Nicole Czaja (Brian); and one great-granddaughter, Leah Napora. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

MAUDE RIGGS, 85, of Morgantown, W.Va., formerly of Ceredo, W.Va., went to her heavenly home on March 9, 2018. She was born April 9, 1933, in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of Herbert Lester and Easter Nunley. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Garrett Riggs; all of her siblings; and her son-in-law, Rick Boggess of Ravenswood, W.Va. Maude attended First Baptist Church of Ceredo and Twentieth Street Baptist Church in Kenova. She leaves behind to mourn her loss: her daughter, Debra Boggess; two grandchildren, Richard and Sarah Boggess; and three great-grandchildren, Evelyn Boggess, Brody Sigler and Gavin Sigler. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on March 15, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Ceredo with Pastor Rodney Hale officiating, and visitation one hour prior. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

JOHN DOUGLAS WARD, 73, of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Ward, on March 6, 2018. Joint funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Willie Mays. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born February 4, 1945, in Wayne County, a son of the late Brady and Sadie Mullins Ward. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He is survived by daughters, Patricia Chaffin of Barboursville, Ella Roe of Lavalette, Delores Smith of Barboursville, Shanna Blankenship of Lavalette, Misty McCoy of Ripley, W.Va., and Sherry Crum Mayo of Huntington; sons, Brian Chaffin of Huntington and Rodney Chaffin of Ky.; sisters, Elizabeth Hohman of Zelinople, Pa., Cora Dixon of Ceredo, Dorothy Williams of Ceredo and Donna Neff of Grayson, Ky.; brothers, Brady Ward Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joseph Ward of Wayne; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

R.B. DAVIDSON, 87, of Branchland, W.Va. passed away peacefully at home on March 11, 2018, with family members by his side. He was born September 17, 1930, to John M. and Emma Vanhoose Davidson. Following graduation from Wayne High School in 1949, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged more than three years later. After working in the aviation industry in Columbus, Ohio, for a few years, he returned to West Virginia, where he and his brother, Joe, established Branchland Lumber Company in 1957. R.B. continued working as the owner/operator of the family run lumber company until age 81. He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Watson Davidson; parents, John M. and Emma Vanhoose Davidson; brothers Herbert, Johnny, Roscoe and Joe Davidson; sisters, True Davidson, Dalla Sanders, and Sara Kay Pearson; and grandson, Brian Hoffman. He is survived by his children, Dorothy (Richard) Hoffman, Houston, Texas; Danita (Phillip) Miller, Catlettsburg, Ky.; Austin Jay Davidson (Kim Beaty) Branchland, W.Va.; Kay (Greg) Carroll; Nanette Jackson, Miami, Fla.; and Ersel "Jr" Elkins, West Hamlin, W.Va. He is also survived by grandchildren Karen Morris, Susan Blanchard and Michael Hoffman, all of Houston, Texas; Joshua, Ryan Davidson and Bridget Beaty, all of Branchland, W.Va.; Lacy Davidson, Huntington, W.Va.; and Matthew Miller, St. Cloud, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He was a bluegrass music enthusiast who played harmonica, banjo, and guitar with his bluegrass friends. He was a life member of American Legion Post 111, Hamlin, W.Va. He was an active member of the Lions Club. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Veteran's Administration Medical Center and Hospice of Huntington nurses for their respectful and caring treatment of our father. We also want to express our gratitude and thanks to a special caretaker, Rochelle Steele, and Amedisys nurse, Royal Brown. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., with Lonnie Wilson and Greg Dial officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Cemetery, Nestlow, W.Va. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences can be left at www.handleyfh.com.

TERESA MARIE BOOTH, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Teresa is preceded in death by her husband, George Arthur Booth. She is survived by her son, George "Artie" Booth II, two granddaughters, Brittany Marie Booth and Haley Noel Booth, all of Huntington, W.Va. Teresa's passion was the Christ The Savior Russian Orthodox Church in Wayne, W.Va., where she was an active member for many years. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Holy Cross Monastery, Wayne, W.Va. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

ERNEST "GARLAND" FERGUSON JR., 67, of Genoa, WV, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1951 at East Lynn, WV, a son of the late Ernest Garland and Loeta Blanch Hill Ferguson. He was a former custodian at Crockett Elementary. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Dennie Ferguson and Dwight D. Ferguson; a nephew, Dwight Ernest Ferguson, an uncle, Fletcher Pack; two aunts, Olive Ferguson and Dollie Ross; and his grandmother, Mary Ann Napier "Nannie" , and his companion of several years, Dollie Aliff. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Frances Damron (Ralph) of East Lynn, WV, and Elaine Thompson ("Bud") of Lavalette, WV; three brothers, James Madison Ferguson (Phyllis) of East Lynn, WV, Dwayne Ferguson (Conita) of Genoa, WV, and Darren Ferguson of Fort Gay, WV; his aunt, Eskaline Pennington; his uncles, Elba Ferguson and Willard Smith (Katherine); along with numerous loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many special first cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Pastor Otis Bowens officiating. Burial will follow at the Four Oaks Cemetery on Bartram Fork, Genoa, WV. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

JEAN HALL, 89, of Lavalette, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Cabell Healthcare Center, Culloden, W.Va. Jean was born on May 13, 1928, in Martin County, Ky., to the late Repts Halbert and Dora Smith Halbert. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Paul Booth at noon on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park. Jean was a retired nurse for Hillview Nursing Home. She was a member of the Faith Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Butler Hall; two brothers, Willis Halbert and Cecil Halbert; two sisters, Jan Bagby and Lou Halbert; and a special granddaughter, Jessica Smith. She is survived by five sons, Larry (Roseann) Hall, Gary (Mary) Hall, Phillip (Lynn) Hall, David (Sharon) Hall and Edward Hall; four daughters, Deborah Hall, Teresa (Steve) Cole, Rose (Bobby) Smith and Yvonne Thackett; and four sisters, Ruth, Faye, Doris and Elizabeth Halbert; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

VIRGINIA G. CHINN, 96, of Kenova, widow of Walter J. Chinn, died March 13, 2018 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington; burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. www.regerfh.com.

JEFFREY NEIL WATSON, 53, of Huntington, husband of Patricia Selbee Watson, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at home. He worked as a property coordinator for Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary with Pastor Patrick Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. He was born January 20, 1965, in Huntington, a son of Dan Watson and Sharon Lewis Wolfe. His father-in-law, Frank Selbee; maternal grandparents, Paul and Fern Lewis; and his best friend, James Carter, all preceded him in death. Additional survivors include three daughters, Megan and Matthew O'Neal of Kenova, Brooke Watson and Katie Watson, both of Huntington; one son, Zachary Neil and Heather Watson of Lavalette; two sisters, Kathy and Joe Bond of Ohio, Nikki and Chip Ruethebuck of Ashland, Ky.; one brother, Neil Watson of Patriot, Ohio; four grandchildren, Mason Watson, Jack Watson, Ashton O'Neal and Makenzie O'Neal; mother-in-law, Pat Selbee; stepmother, Karen Watson; stepfather, Steve Wolfe; brother-in-law, John Selbee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ANITA JEAN POFF FETTY, 77, of Huntington, formerly of Kenova, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Jerry Matt at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Dock's Creek Cemetery. Anita was born on September 20, 1940, in Kenova, W.Va., to the late Earl Emmerson and Margaret Hughes Clark Pruitt. She was a waitress and a former member of Grace Gospel Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Howard Stanley Poff; and a grandson, Brett Michael Powell. She is survived by three sons, Larry Poff (Kimberly Fannin), Mark Poff and Matthew Poff (Crystal Whitt); a daughter, Sherry Lynn Powell; three grandchildren, Zachary Powell, Aaron Tomblin and Jessica Powell; and two great-grandchildren, Katie Powell and Isaac Powell. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

JESSIE P. "SONNY" CARTER, 86, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Spring Valley Memory Gardens with Pastor Dave Akers and Deacon Danny J. Pelfrey officiating. Jessie was born December 29, 1931, in Knott County, Kentucky, son of the late Oscar and Dora Carter. He attended C-K High School and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Berlin Airlift and the U.S. Navy in Japan. He was also retired from the Teamsters Union. Sonny loved the outdoors, horses and hound dogs. He was a member of the Spring Valley Golf Course and was an avid golfer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Malcolm, and four sisters, Jean, June, Beatrice and Lucille. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ginny Carter; his children, Sunny Gale (Tony) Vencill, Thea Cline (Roger), Greg Carter (Starr), Neal Carter, John Carter (Jennifer) and Mark Vandevendor; 11 grandchildren, Alison Hill, Caleb Cline, Leslie Uylenbroek, Maria Cline, Daniel Adkins, Zane Carter, Kacey Carter, Isabella Carter and Olivia Carter; and one great-grandchild, Hadley Hill. He is also survived by his siblings, Danny Carter, Reba Skaggs, Henrietta Skaggs and Betty Carter. At Sonny's wish, there will be no visitation. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, is assisting the family.

WILLIAM EVERETT McCOMAS, 64, of Wayne, WV, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at St. Mary= s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He was born August 6, 1953 at Wayne, WV, a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Izel Adkins McComas. He was a former truck driver for Ballard's Farm for 24 years. Two sisters, Sybil Perry and Louise Perry, and a brother, Elba McComas, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jill Napier McComas; a son, Brian McComas of Huntington, WV; two daughters, Monica Nicely of Huntington, WV and Jessica Holley (Zach) of ST. Albans, WV; a sister, Bessie Marie Mills (Buddy Boy) of Wayne, WV; three brothers, Ollie McComas (Annalee) of Branchland, WV, Aaron McComas (Deloris) of Wayne, WV, and Irvin McComas of Lorain, OH; a granddaughter, Charlotte Paige Holley who was the light of his life, and a grandson, Josh Nicely; four very special friends, Chris Adkins, Glenn Stephens, Jeff Talbert and Charb Tooley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, with Brother Jason McComas and Brother Eddie McComas officiating. Burial will follow at the John Napier Cemetery at Genoa, WV. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

PATRICIA ANN FLEMING, 82, of Fort Gay, WV, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Rivers Bend Health Care in South Point, OH. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Tim Preston. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, WV. She was born December 23, 1935 in Fort Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Harry and Zelda Christian Lester. Pat was a homemaker and member of the Greenbrier Missionary Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Mildred Maynard, Kathleen Branon, Barbara Lester; three brothers, Ralph Lester, George Lester and Audrea Lester; a special niece and nephew, Wilma Blankenship and Brent Lester. Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Robert Fleming; two daughters, Kelly Perry and husband, Mike of Louisa, KY, Amy Robertson and husband, Raymond of Fort Gay, WV; four grandchildren, Daniel Perry, Shelby Thomas and husband, Jonathan, Camron Robertson and Chase Robertson; a great granddaughter, Zayla Thomas. Friends may call from noon until service time at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.

MICHAEL LEE BASH, 62, of Ceredo, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. He was born November 25, 1955, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Thelma Parsley Bash of Kenova and the late Charles "Rusty" Bash. Mike was an inspector with the WV Alcohol Beverage Control Administration for 37 years and 3 months. He was an avid sports enthusiast and a classic rock connoisseur who loved his family unconditionally. In addition to his father, Mike was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Keather and Pauline Parsley; his paternal grandparents, Gorman and Helen Bash, and one niece, Tina Hibbard. He is also survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Jamie Dawn (Christopher) Brown and Mikka Leann Bash (Ray Jordan); grandchildren Kyler Brown and Caiden and Kayleb Jordan; one very special sister, Debby (Michael) Hibbard; one niece, Lisa (Phil) Fraley; a special friend, Bonnie Lee, and a host of other family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Collins and the staff at the J. Robert Pritchard Home Dialysis unit for the exceptional care Mike received in their hands. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Richards officiating. Visitation will be two hours before the service on Wednesday. Burial will follow at Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va.

MARY ELLEN DROWN HAYTON, 83, of Prichard, W.Va., wonderful wife and mother, passed away March 17, 2018. She was born September 2, 1934, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Ben and Laura Hazlett Drown. Mary had been a nurse and worked for many years at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a long-standing member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Mary was also a member of OES #8 Huntington, W.Va., where she was a former Worthy Matron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wondell E. Hayton; one son, Jerry Dale Hayton; one daughter, Toni Lynn Grueber; and a granddaughter, Tabitha Dawn Webb. She is survived by her children, Rick (Tammi) Adkins, Mike (Penny) Adkins, James (Jane) Hayton, Donna (Otis) Smith, Eileen (Dominic) Facarazzo, Wondell L. (Brenda) Hayton, Scott K. (Jody) Hayton and Thornie H. (Bobbi) Hayton; one sister, Betty Ann (Don) Newman; and she was also blessed with 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va., with Pastor Tim Arthur officiating. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Wondell and Mary Hayton Family Cemetery, Prichard, W.Va.

Heaven gained one of the kindest, gentlest souls: BOBBY DEAN JERVIS, 77, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the VA Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1941, at Dunlow, W.Va., a son of the late George and Lou Emma Jervis. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Ray Jervis and Jay Jervis; and one sister, Ora Smith. Bobby was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of Canada Chapel. He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Seay Jervis; two sons, Brian (Michelle) Jervis of Hurricane, W.Va., and Jeffery Jervis of Wayne; and four grandchildren, Ashley Jervis of Huntington, W.Va., Kyle Jervis, Kate Jervis and Emma Jervis, all of Hurricane, W.Va. Also surviving are two brothers, Jack (Edith) Jervis of Lavalette, W.Va., and William "Wad" Jervis of Dunlow, W.Va.; one sister, Lenora Maynard of Jackson, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Kathryn Jervis of Wayne; and a host of special nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Jackson and Evangelist Paul Michael Booth officiating. Burial will follow at the Robertson Cemetery with military honors performed by the American Legion Post 93. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

MARY MAGDALENE BELLOMY O'DELL SMITH, 89, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was born in Wayne County, West Virginia, on June 30, 1928, daughter of the late Marion and Shirley Workman Bellomy. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Roy Smith of Somerset; sons, George (Lillie) O'Dell of Newark, Del., Donald O'Dell of Somerset, James (Patricia) O'Dell of New Castle, Del.; daughters Mary (Bruce) DuHadaway and Shirley (Joe) Games, both of Middleton, Del., Peggy (Robert) Powell of Newark, Del., and Sandra O'Dell (fiancÚ, John Hargan) of Townsend, Del.; step-sons John Smith of Washington and Jerry (Melanie) Smith of Florida; step-daughter Rita (David) Conley of South Carolina; 30 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George O'Dell, one daughter, Gloria Ann O'Dell and one sister, Nellie Maxine Brown. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Henry Hatton Cemetery.

NOEL HARMON MURDOCK, 94, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was born May 1, 1923, in Lawrence County, Ohio, son of the late Clarence and Iva Jane Harmon Murdock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Murdock; son Larry Joe Murdock and sister Eileen Cobb. He attended Trinity Church of God. He retired from ACF Industries and was a World War II Navy veteran. He is survived by one son, Robert (Julia) Murdock of Lavalette, W.Va.; two daughters, Deborah (James) Collins of Holly Springs, N.C., and Deirdre (Marvin) Reynolds of Lavalette, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Fred (Vickie) Murdock of Huntington, W.Va.; sister Carol Richardson of Huntington, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES "RICHIE" DORSEY, 87, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at his residence. Celebration of life service will be 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Kenova, where he was a long-time member, with Pastor Dave Akers and his son, Joe Dorsey, officiating. Richie was born July 18, 1930 in Kenova, son of the late James and Wilhelmina Lovins Dorsey. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during Korea and was a member of the Kenova Masonic Lodge #110 AF&AM. He was scoutmaster of Troop 88 of First Baptist Church of Kenova for several years and the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Joy Hampton Dorsey and son, John Andrew Dorsey. Survivors include his four children and their spouses, Rickie Sizemore (Roger), Ida Smith (Stan), Joe Dorsey (Nancy) and Kelly Napier (Chester); grandchildren Ginger Sergent (Brad), Christopher Sizemore (Mycah), Nikki Shannon, Brittany Shannon, Cole Smith, Jett Smith, Rachel Brumfield (Jason), Jake Dorsey (Elisha), Jenna Traube (Dave), Mandy Muncy (Ray), and Kristen Hallett (Mark); 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorval Polinori and Sue Gail Fletcher; and special "daughter," Sonja Money. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School, #1 Wonder Lane, Kenova, WV 25530; please note in the memo, In Memory of Richie Dorsey. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Welcome Center of the church. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, is assisting the family.

RICKY DALE McKINNEY, 51, of Kenova, W.Va., husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at his home. He was born March 16, 1967, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Frankie Maurer McKinney of Kenova and the late Roy B. McKinney Jr. Rick worked as truck driver for Quality Magnetite. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved his family unconditionally and loved spending time with them. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Traci McKinney, his grandmother, Florence Davidson and his grandfather, Roy McKinney Sr. Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn Crank McKinney; his two cherished daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Ben Durfee and Shea and Isiah Hayes, all of Huntington; his two precious granddaughters, Leia Durfee and Nevaeh Hayes; a dear brother, Shawn McKinney; a special nephew who was like a son to him, Josh; his father and mother-in-law, Charles and Marsha Crank and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Tom Branson, a long time family friend, officiating. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington.

MARIE COPLEY, 96, of Dingess, W.Va., left this earthly life on March 19, 2018, at her home. She was born Aug. 28, 1921, to the late Nathan and Nancy Deskins. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira "Noon" Copley; daughter Vella Faye Copley Maynard; son Jerry Lee Copley; brothers Nathan Deskins Jr., Buster Deskins, Wayne "Buddy" Deskins; sisters Dixie Marcum, Rebecca Marcum, Rebecca Wellman, Opal June Browning, Elizabeth Marcum and Estelene Vance. Marie was a faithful member of Cornerstone Christian Center for many years and will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her. A very special thank you to her loving caregivers, Cheryl Curry, Janice Hodge, Brenda Sturgell and Brenda Davis. Surviving family includes her brother, Roger Deskins of Louisa, Ky.; sisters Faye Dillon of Radnor, W.Va., Joann Grace of Darella, Ky., Debbie Carroll of Louisa, Ky., Rosetta Deskins Agler, Vickie Dameron, Mickie McCarthy and Nora Vega, all of Columbus, Ohio; children Barry (Sue) Copley, Jimmy (Gail) Copley, Ira (Debbie) Copley Jr., Denise (Bryan) Jude and Billy Copley, all of Dingess, W.Va.; grandchildren Renee (Jimmy) Workman, Veronica (Charles) Griffin, Jimmy Dale (Lauren) Copley II, Darrell Eric (Irene) Maynard, Erica Denise Maynard, Ella (Austin) Fletcher, Nina (Jonathan) Hatfield, Jeremy Shane Copley and Jeri Marshall; 12 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Cornerstone Christian Center. Burial will follow at Deskins-Conn Family Cemetery, Dingess, W.Va. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dale Copley II, Darrell Eric Maynard, Jonathan Hatfield, Austin Fletcher, Jeromy Newsome, Jimmy Workman, Charles Griffin, Shane Copley and Eric Maynard. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday March 21, 2018 for immediate family. Visitation for extended family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with a service officiated by Pastor Eddie Smith starting at 7 p.m., also at Cornerstone Christian Center. Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com. Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

JERRY DALE CASSIDY, 73, of Genoa, W.Va. , went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Born April 12, 1944 at Genoa , Jerry was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Genoa United Baptist Church . He enjoyed gardening and farming and loved the outdoors. His father Leonard Cassidy preceded him in death along with his son, Matthew Cassidy and his brother Linden Cassidy. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Velores Ann Cassidy; his sons, Calvin (Stephanie) Damron III, Perry (Lesa) Damron, and Kevin Travis (Beverly) Cassidy, all of Genoa; his mother, Mabel Cassidy of Genoa; seven grandchildren, Kinsey (Brian) White of Spring Valley, Zachary Damron and his fiancÚ Becca Ross of Genoa, Corey (Jessica) Damron of Proctorville, Oh., Ashley (Jordan) Maynard of Genoa, Brody Lunsford of Ft. Carson, Col., Hailey Lunsford, and Katelyn Cassidy, both of Genoa; and four great grandchildren, Dryve Damron, Sawyer Damron, Jax Damron, and McKinley Maynard. Also surviving is one brother, Gary (Joan) Cassidy of Wayne; two sisters, Kathy ( Roy ) Beckett of Dunlow, W.Va. , and Sue (James) Chaffin of Genoa; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention. Funeral procession will leave Johnson Tiller Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, for graveside services at the Watts Perry Cemetery.

RUBY SAMANTHA HOGAN SMITH, 90, of Ceredo, widow of Joseph E. Smith, died March 21, 2018 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, Ky.; burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour before service.

VICKIE VIVIAN ADKINS, 50, of Ceredo, wife of Walter Adkins, died March 21, 2018 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker. Chapman's Mortuary is assisting the family. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

DAVID LEE ADKINS, 70, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at River's Bend Health Care, South Point, Ohio. He was born February 14, 1948, in Wayne County, a son of the late Joe and Elsie Mary Marshall Adkins. A sister, Lenora Ross, also preceded him in death. Survivors include a sister, Rena Jones of South Point, Ohio; a niece, Christi Lee Adkins; and four nephews, Robert Jones, Shawn Jones, Charles Lee Smith and Joe Ross. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Scott Mann officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Cemetery, Wayne County. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

KEITH "RED" ROSS SR., 81, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his home. He was born in Wayne County, West Virginia on October 28, 1936. Keith married Donna Lee Cribley, and they were together for 47 years before she passed away on January 10, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his mother, Leota Ross Akers; his grandmother who raised him, Sadie Ross; brother Donald Glenn Akers; and grandson Brandon Ross. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Keith was self-employed. He loved his horses and harness racing. Keith was a longtime member of The Ohio Harness Horseman's Association as well as the U.S. Trotting Association. One of his proudest and most recent accomplishments was his three-year-old filly, "Like Old Times," winning "Horse of the Year" in 2015. Keith was a member of the Eagles, Elks, Moose and American Legion. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and was a season-ticket holder for many years. Keith is survived by his children, Keith (Becky) Ross Jr., of Bellefontaine, Mark Ross of Orlando, Florida, and Kim (Tim) LeVan of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Clark Ross, Colby (Rhandi) LeVan, Lindy (Tark) Martin, Luke (Rachel) Ross, Kara (Quinn) Ross-Henning and Hollie (Alexander) Ross-Williams; eight great-grandchildren, Bensyn LeVan, Parker, Harper and Carson Penhorwood, Eddie and Abbott Ross, Eden Williams and Ryan Henning; and his special friend, Gail Huser. Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring and Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, on Friday, March 30, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lights of Love, c/o Logan County Cancer Society, Attn: Tammy Allison 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311. Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com. March 27, 2018

BILL J. WILSON, 78, of Huntington, died Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Angela Gay Kincaid officiating. Bill was born July 15, 1939, in Wayne County, a son of the late Walter and Susie Damron Wilson. He was a 1957 graduate of H.E.H.S. where he received All-State honorable mention for basketball, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from the former INCO Alloys, a member of the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, avid golfer and runner and a long-time member of the YMCA. He was a loyal volunteer for Hospice, HealthSouth and the American Red Cross. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lois Carson Wilson; two daughters, Lee Anne (Brent) Beckett of Barboursville, Kelly (Andrew) Bolam of Mass.; one son, Douglas Wilson of Huntington; one sister, Beverly Heller of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Bethany Kirtner, Kaitlyn Simpkins, Sean Beckett, Lauren Stump and Matthew Pizi; four great-grandchildren, Carly, Addison, Bodie, Riley and a baby boy to be born. Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

CATHERINE ANN "KATY" LYCANS HUGHES, 93, of Perrysburg, Ohio, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., and Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Genesis Health Care, Perrysburg, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Pastor Doug Booton officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. She was born on October 6, 1924, a daughter of the late Jess and Marjorie Ferguson Lycans. Katy retired from Libby Owens Glass Co. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Louie A. Hughes; daughter, Marjorie "Marji" Hughes Brenizer; one brother, James Garland Lycans; and sister-in-law, Agnes Ruth Lycans. Survivors include her son-in-law, Jim Brenizer of Toledo, Ohio; brothers, Jessie Harold Lycans (Pat) of Mohave Valley, Arizona, Michael Eugene Lycans (Connie) of Kingsport, Tenn.; sister, Linda Lou Lycans Miller of Allentown, Pa.; special friends, Bill and Jewell Long of Northwood, Ohio, whom the family would like to thank for their care and dedication for helping care for Katy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of arrangements.

ILENE V. POWELL RAY, 92, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and friends at the Heartland of Riverview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Ilene was born on April 13, 1925, in Kenova, W.Va. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westmoreland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband and companion of over 60 years, Donald M. Ray; loving parents, Clayton Powell Sr. and Nellie Workman Powell; one sister, Wilma Riggs; and one brother, Clayton Powell Jr. Surviving her are one brother, Donald Powell (Dale); two sons, Ronnie Ray and Pete Ray (Lowvella) of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Robin Hollowell of Peoria, Ariz., Kevin Ray of Phoenix, Ariz., Nicole Chute (Jason) of Huntington, W.Va., and Natalie Zigmond (Kenny) of Winfield, W.Va.; nine great-grandchildren, Christopher and Stephen Hollowell, Korbin and Kaelin Ray, Benjamin, Ella and Avery Chute, Kenlie and Kallie Zigmond. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the Reger Funeral Home in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Nolan on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heartland Hospice Care of Ohio, 205 North Street, Lucasville, OH 45648, or Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Heartland of Riverview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

BETTY J. PERRY, 72, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away peacefully in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House on Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Don Perry; parents Gordon Lee and Helena Naomi Wilks; and one brother, Gordon J. Wilks. She is survived by daughters Sherry (Dale) Osburn and Shelly (Brock) Tucker and two grandchildren, Miranda Osburn and Tyler Tucker whom she adored, all of Huntington. Also surviving are four brothers, Buddy (Carolyn) Hudson of Covina, Calif., Raymond, Henry and Cokey Wilks, all of Huntington; sisters-in-law Betty and Benny Anderson of Huntington and Helen Phillips of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Ron and Sue Cade. The family would like to thank Dr. Rollins and staff, Dr. Bir and the HIMG Oncology Department, Hospice of Huntington, special caregiver Helen Carter, and those who have prayed and sent cards during her illness. There will be a private graveside service for the family. Pastor Tracy Call will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Plybon Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. Chapman's Mortuary is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

STEVEN THOMAS WARREN, 59, of Lavalette, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in the arms of his soulmate. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Rev. Patrick Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. He was born December 30, 1958, at Huntington, W.Va., a son of Minnie Charlene Russell Warren Estep of Lavalette and the late Edward Arnold Warren. He served 22 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a decorated Senior Master Sergeant. Among his many awards were the Meritorious Service Medal w/3 OLCs, the Air Force Commendation Medal w/2 OLCs, and the Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon. At the beginning of his service in the USAF, he met and married the love of his life, Patricia Warren, in Okinawa, Japan. They had three children, six grandchildren and 36 years of incredible adventures, including building their dream home together. He previously worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mansel Dillard Estep; brother, Michael Warren; grandparents, Arnold and Edna Warren, Erie and Oscar Russell; cousins, Rhonda Merritt Meddings and Tim Russell; and three infant grandchildren. Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Marie Shelden Warren; two daughters, Heather Marie Warren Curtis (Robert) of Wayne, Lindsey Stratton (Ben) of Eleanor, W.Va.; one son, Steven Russell Warren (Hannah) of Huntington, W.Va.; sisters, Sharon Asbury (Darrell) of Wayne, Sandra Warren of Lavalette and Julie Ann Warren of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, WandaKaye Bacon (Stan) of Carrolton, Va., and Shannon Mayfield of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, Noah Curtis, Hunter, Oliver, Addilynne, Preston Warren-Curtis and Leo Stratton; father- and mother-in-law, Wayne and Peggy Shelden; and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved with all his heart. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Desco Federal Credit Union, 1438 Sixth Ave., Huntington, WV 25701, for his grandchildren's college fund, who were so precious to him. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

JOHN JOSEPH ENGBERSEN, 91, of Huntington, passed away March 25, 2018, at the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. John was born on February 14, 1927, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Joseph and Eugenia Downey Engbersen. The family will have a private graveside service. There will be no visitation. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a clerk for CSX for many years. He was a graduate of Bowling Green Business School. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith Short Engbersen of Huntington; a brother, Paul Engbersen of Williamsburg, Va.; a sister, Marguerite (Bill) Snow of Lima, Ohio; and 18 nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

BILLY GENE FLEMINGS went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2018, in Huntington, W.Va., at the age of 73. He was known as "Wild Bill Flemings," who later became "Tame." The Lord changed his heart and blessed him with many years after a lifetime of illness. He was a strong, humble man who loved his family dearly. He will be missed by many. Billy was born on August 19, 1944, in Switzer, Logan County, W.Va., to his late parents, Mary Eldridge and Bill Fleming (Audrey) but raised by his late grandparents, Richard and Della Eldridge. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Blankenship, and his two brothers, Kenny and Jerry Fleming. Billy is survived by his two sisters, Debbie Calloway and Helena Barnett; two brothers, Ronald and Harold Fleming. He is also survived by his second wife and caregiver for more than 30 years, Brenda Flemings "Mommy." He has three surviving daughters, Billie Brewster (Eli), Debbie Flemings (Thomas), Crystal Flemings (Seth), and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Keith Watters on Friday, March 30, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Insco Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. Friends may call from noon until service time on Friday at the Reger Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Billy Flemings' life with us. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

ESTELLE TOMBLIN, 92, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Michael Dillon. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. She was born January 29, 1926, in Holden, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Kay Spence and Emma Watts Spence Williamson. Estelle was a former manager at Dollar General; however, her main career was being a mother and housekeeper. She was also a member of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert "Bob" Tomblin, also preceded her in death, along with a daughter, Linda Sue Paugh; two sisters, Evelyn Young, Hazel McComas; a son-in-law, Robert Stephens; and a sister-in-law, Helen Spence. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Ferguson and husband Fred of Wayne and Benita Stephens of Wayne, W.Va.; four sons, Robert Kay Tomblin and wife Linda of Huntington, W.Va., Billy Carl Tomblin and wife Hope of Wayne, Tommy Lee Tomblin and wife Sandy of South Point, Ohio, Charley Tomblin and wife Judy of Wayne; a sister, Ruby Lemley of Proctorville, Ohio; two brothers, Coy Spence and wife Rebecca of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Carl Spence of Twinsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Steven K. Tomblin (Brandy), Matthew K. Tomblin, Tammy Lee Salmons (Ryan), Tommy Brian Tomblin (Tara), Jamie Smith (Aaron), Jennifer Paugh (Rob Macomber), Amy Wilcox (Dennie), Fred M. Ferguson II (Karla), Nicole Thomson (Jody), Warren Stephens, Erica Stephens (Derrick); and 18 great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

ELSA RUTH CREMEANS, 96, of Branchland, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. She was born on December 11, 1921, in Branchland, W.Va., a daughter of the late Elder Charlie Booth and Sarah Napier Booth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Amon Cremeans; son-in-law, Gary Perry; and her infant daughter, Rona Gay Cremeans. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Sue Perry; one son, Barry Cremeans (Libby); seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may visit one hour prior at the mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

SHERIDAN RILEY "SKIP" LANE, 82, of Kenova, husband of Louise Hensley Lane, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary with Pastor Duane Smith and Don Ramey officiating. His grandsons will be pallbearers, and burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Veterans Honor Guard Post 16. Skip was born November 22, 1935, in Huntington, a son of the late Walter Sheridan and Virginia Mae Flora Lane. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, a retired steelworker having worked more than 33 years at Steel of West Virginia, a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church, member of the American Genealogy Society, and enjoyed working on his computer and reaching out to his classmates of the 1953 class of Huntington East High School for reunion information. In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sheryl Aldridge of Kenova, Sheila and Shawn Heck of Ashland, Ky., and Rebecca and Andrew Davis of Huntington; a sister, Patricia A. Divelbliss of Lancaster, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702. Condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ERNEST L. SKEAN, 72, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Kenova, husband of Barbara Skean, died March 27, 2018. He had worked at Moran Paint Carboline Co. Funeral service will be noon Friday, Maple Avenue Church of God, 1352 S. Maple Ave., Fairborn. Visitation will be one hour before service at the church. Burial following at Dayton National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospice Fund. Arrangements in care of Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, Fairborn. www.BeltonStroup.com.

BEN "SAM" KINSER JR., 54, of Wayne, WV, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Kinser Family Cemetery, Lycans Ridge. He was born on July 5, 1963 to the late Ben Kinser and Barbara Perdue Kinser. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Harry Kinser; sister, Margaret Fowler; and a niece, Angie Finley. Survivors include four sisters, Brenda Roberts (Glen) of Kenova, Donna Roseberry (Lawrence) of Genoa, Emma Jean Wilson of Catlettsburg, KY, and Joyce Kinser of Kenova; and one brother, Larry Kinser (Margaret) of Dunlow. The family would like to send a special thank you to Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care of Sam. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

FRANCES LEE DELBART, 75, of Kenova, passed Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Funeral service will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Dock's Creek Cemetery. Frances was born June 3, 1942, in Wayne County, daughter of the late Mae Farmer Rowe and the late Druie Burgess. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova.

RICKY LEE DEFOE, 63, of Huntington, husband of Anita Faye Donahoe DeFoe, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at his residence. He was born April 8, 1954, in Huntington, a son of the late Benjamin and Barbara Ann Keenan DeFoe. Ricky was a retired glass carver with Pilgrim Glass Co. and was a member of Huntington Lodge #53 AF&AM. Additional survivors include his daughter, Chantel Marie DeFoe; brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Debbie DeFoe; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Keith Thacker; special cousin, Brad Keenan; brother-in-law, Reed Donahoe, and his other daughter, Anita Dawn Stanley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Reger Funeral Chapel by Duane DeFoe. Graveside committal will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. There will be no procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

KATHLEEN WILSON JARRELL, 91, of Kenova, W.Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She was born December 5, 1926, in Russell, Ky., daughter of the late Glen and Ethel Wilson. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Frank W. Jarrell. Kathleen worked at Sylvania, was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. She loved her Cincinnati Reds and UK Wildcats. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Boyd and Violet Jarrell; two brothers-in-law, Edward L. Byard and Bill Jarrell; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Jarrell. Kathleen is survived by her precious daughter, Cathrine Ann Jarrell Hann, and son in-law, Kenny Hann. Her grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Dustin Kenneth Hann and wife Kristen; Dr. Meredith Lee Bentley and husband Jon Ryan; three great-grandchildren, Ikira Naomi, McKinley Rose and Asa Ryan; two brothers, Jack (Elna) Wilson, Ernie (Phyllis) Wilson; a sister, Marlene Byard; nieces and nephews, Dr. Christopher Byard, Dennis Wilson, Brian Byard, Philip Jarrell, Cathi Banks, Dr. Mark Byard, Max Jarrell, Patricia Scott and Timothy Wilson. The family would like to thank Dr. Kathy Saber for her wonderful care for many years, the nurses of St. Mary's 4th floor Telemetry and the entire staff of the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Ceredo Baptist Church, 448 Main Street, Ceredo, with Pastor Rodney Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Dock's Creek Cemetery, with nephews serving as pallbearers. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2018, and one hour prior to the service at Ceredo Baptist Church, Ceredo. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

THOMAS GENE RAKES, 64, of Huntington, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at his home. He was born July 20, 1953, in Kenova, a son of the late Emory E. and Joanne Staley Rakes. Tom was a Vinson High School graduate, Class of 1972. He retired from WŘrth Baer after over 37 years of service. Tom was a member of Kenova Masonic Lodge #110 AF & AM, whose members will conduct graveside rites; 32 Degree Mason in Huntington, the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston, W.Va., and the Horsetraders in Rush, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Rakes; a sister-in-law, Glenna Watts Raines; and two nephews, Jeff and Sean Thornburgh. Tom's greatest joy was taking care of his much beloved family, and they will miss him immensely. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sally Raines Rakes, who adored the love of her life; a much adored, precious daughter, Amy (Richie) Brumfield; one grandson, Josh Brumfield, who was his Poppy's absolute pride and joy; a brother, Edward (Phyllis) Rakes; a sister, Barbara (Jesse) Thornburgh Marcum; three special nieces, Stephanie (Shane) Crum and their son Aaron Crum, whom he loved as a grandson, Abby Raines and Christina (Lisa) Raines; a special nephew, T.J. Raines; three beloved brothers-in-law, Bill Raines, Bobby (Deborah) Raines and sons Ryan and Colter, Terry "OJ" (Donna) Raines; and sister-in-law Glenda (Frank) Spoto, along with many other cherished family members and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Kenova United Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with Pastor Jim Richards officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation in Tom's name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family with the arrangements.

HERMAN V. BLOSS, 95, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine Spurlock Bloss. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Elder Gary McClellan. Burial will follow at Bloss Cemetery. He was born March 10, 1923, in Wayne County, the son of the late Floyd and Genie Bloss. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ann Bloss, and nine brothers and sisters. Herman was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in WWII and a retired employee of Houdaille Industries. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Glenn Cox; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Rhonda Bloss, Jon Bloss and Joshua Neil and Dianna Bloss; four grandchildren, Jason and Tiffiany Cox, Ryan Michelle Bloss, Danny and Chris Cox; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Nettie Jean Shank; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

THOMAS DAVID MARCUM, 76, of Fort Gay, WV left the confines of his earthly home to be with those whom had gone on before, March 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife, his four children and his youngest brother. David was born march 17, 1942 in Williamson, WV the second of three sons of Harmon Marcum and Blanche Varney Marcum. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved oldest grandson Joey Farra. He leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 53 years, Lotus Bellomy Marcum, his daughters Deadra Marcum Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, and Ella Farra (Curtis Mosley)of Fort Gay,WV., his son Eddie and Louise Marcum of Fort Gay, WV, a son, David Marcum (Sonia) of Asheboro, NC. Also left behind is his oldest brother, William Everett Marcum of London, OH and his youngest brother, Charles Franklin Marcum of Fort Gay, WV. David leaves behind eleven grandchildren and twenty two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his direct family he leaves behind three sisters in law that loved him dearly; Ms. Bonnie Bellomy Smith, Mrs. Judy Bellomy Jarrel and Mrs. Diane Bellomy Hill. David was loved by all who knew him and he loved everyone. He was a member, Deacon and Trustee of the Community Chapel Church of Big Hurricane Creek where he and his wife were married. He enjoyed hunting and all sorts of outdoor activities as well as singing and worshiping God. He will be missed by all who knew him but we take comfort in knowing that he is resting in the arms of Jesus. Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. A memorial service will be held Thursday April 5, 2018 at 3 P.M. at Community Chapel Church of Big Hurricane with Pastor Robby Smith officiating. Special singing by Carla Copley. Online condolences may be expressed to family below.

WANDA SUE RUSSELL, 39, of Dunlow, wife of Edward Russell Jr., died March 29, 2018 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; a procession to Vernon Furnace Cemetery follows for a committal service. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

DARRELL ARNOLD DOW SR., 52, of Wayne, died March 29, 2018 at home. Private services were held for the family. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, is assisting his family.

JAMES EDDY ADKINS, 63, of Huntington, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel with Pastor Mike Dillon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne. He was born July 24, 1954, in Huntington, a son of Glenna Mae Hazelette Adkins of Huntington and the late Ottie Adkins Jr. He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Lee Adkins. He was retired from Marshall University and was very active with the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Hilda Ferguson and Charlotte Ann Roush; three nieces, Chrissy Ferguson, Kathy Jo Ferguson and Amy Dawn Francis; one nephew, Isaac Ray Williams; a great niece, Tori Lynn Ferrell; and a cousin, Rose Marie Gray. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

EVERT ADKINS, 84, of Wayne, WV, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ivory Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Greasy Ridge Cemetery, Dunlow. He was born on April 3, 1933, at Kiahsville, WV, a son of the late Stewart and Lucinda Queen Adkins. He retired as a Correctional Officer for the state of Idaho. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jennings Adkins. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Martha "Marcie" Shulson Adkins; two daughters, Joyce Ann Pemberton (Anthony) of Long Beach, Mississippi and Elaine Kraemer (Tom) of Nampa, Idaho; one sister, Polly Blankenship of Wayne; one brother, Jason Adkins (Aquilla) of Wayne; three grandchildren, Chad, Jeff, and Dusty; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on.

JAMES A JAMIE@ MATTHEW HANK MOSLEY, 49 of Logan, WV, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Brother Luther Dingess at Oak Grove Church, Fort Gay, WV. He was born July 12, 1968 in Man, WV, a son of Sammy Leonard Mosely (Sue) of Robinette, WV and Linda Lou Vincell Grimmett of Fort Gay, WV. "Jamie" was a coal miner for Black Hawk Mining Company. A son, Terry Lee Mosley preceded him in death, along with his first wife, JoAnna Kay Mosley; a step-father, Terry Lee Grimmett; his father-in-law, Clayton Grimmett; grandparents, Clarence and Mary Belle Mosley, Ira and Mae Vincell. Survivors include his wife, Misty Gail Merritt Mosley; two sons, Joshua Hank Mosley (Erika Watts) of Archdale, NC, Jason Grimmett (Erica) of Fort Gay, WV; two step-sons, Austin Tyler Merritt (Samantha), Kevin Matthew Robertson all of Fort Gay, WV; five sisters, Cindy Bailey (Owen) of Logan, WV, Lisa Maynard (Lonnie) of Davin, WV, Crystal Grimmett ( John) Fort Gay, WV, LaTira Simpkins (Larry) of Accoville, WV; two brothers, Melvin Mosley (Vickie) of Ranger, WV, Sammy "Bo" Mosley (Erica) Fort Gay, WV ; three step-sisters, Brenda Robertson of Louisa, KY, Sarah Elaine Childs of North Carolina, Darlene Mosley (Nake) of Robinette, WV; three grandchildren, Jayden Mosley, Kaylin "Bugaboo" Grimmett, Aubrey Randsbottom; his namesake, Jamie Lee Nelson; long-time friends, Eddie Robertson, Clayton "Bub" Grimmett, Little Jack Grimmett, J.D. Grimmette; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends may call after 12:00 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Oak Grove Church. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GLENNA MAE BERRY, 81, of Lavalette, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her residence. She was born on October 25, 1936, at Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter "Bus" Adkins and Avis Osburn Adkins. She worked as a custodian for the Wayne County Board of Education. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Emma Dick. Survivors include her loving husband, Glenn Berry; daughter Sue Hamilton (Mike); son Doug Berry (Ann); grandchildren Annie Adkins, Hank Maynard, Cory Berry and Paige Garcia; great-grandchildren Hallie Evans, Sydnie Adkins, Parker Adkins and Tucker Maynard; two sisters, Dorothy Adkins (Don) and Lois Edmonds. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Pastors Johnny Jackson and Bob Talbert officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until service time at 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 


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