OBITS - May, 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 May were compiled by Howard Osburn

 

KATHRYN K. ADKINS, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. She was born August 4, 1928, in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Wayne Sullivan and Pearl Anderson Sullivan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Adkins, four sons, Joseph, Mike, John and Danny Adkins, one daughter, Joyce Baker, and one sister, Bonnie Chapman. She is survived by 10 daughters, Betty Harless of East Lynn, Jean Harless of Lavalette, Wanda Harless, Brenda McGowan, Carolyn Plybon and Martha Hager, all of Huntington, Frances Musser of Ona, Cindy Pike of Texas, Kim Frazier of Dayton and Mary Freeman of Barboursville; two sons, David Adkins of Chesapeake and Ezra Adkins of Huntington; thirty-four grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

JAMES WILLIAM DONAHOE, 83, of Summerville, S.C., formerly of South Point, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Summerville, S.C. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Jody Foster. Burial will follow in Donahoe Family Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. He was born September 19, 1934, in Wayne, W.Va., a son of the late Burl Reed Donahoe and America Adams Donahoe Aliff. He graduated from Buffalo High School and attended the Huntington College of Business. James was a supervisor of heavy equipment operation for Old Ben Coal Company, a division of British Petroleum at Thacker, W.Va. He was a specialist in mechanics, electrical and heating and air. He loved travel, camping and his pups, Lady and Angel. James was a nine-year volunteer at Beech Fork State Park and a member of Sunshine Freewill Baptist Church. He was liked by all who met him and loved by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Ann Smith Donahoe; children, Beverly Donahoe of Summerville, S.C., Mike (Debbie) Donahoe of Charleston, W.Va., Cheryl Donahoe Harmon of Summerville, S.C., Jimmy Donahoe of Ironton, Ohio, Faye DeFoe of Huntington, W.Va., and Reed Donahoe; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Debbie Macvick of Dundalk, Md.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the Reger Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

DENNY RAY BIAS, 61, of Ona, passed away May 2, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Dr. Tim Yates. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. He was born February 12, 1957, in West Hamlin, W.Va., a son of Loreda McCallister Bias of Barboursville and the late Wilfred Bias. He was a retired employee of CSX Transportation. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Diana Camp Bias; two daughters, Jaime Hutchinson (Chris Blake) of Milton and Lindsey Hass (Steve) of Barboursville; one son, Bryan Bias (Ashley) of Florida; three sisters, Sharon Bias of Charles Town, W.Va., Donna Hemphill of Shoals, W.Va., and Beverly Davis of Lavalette; and four grandchildren, Alexis Hutchinson, William Hass, Cayden Bias and Ivy Bias. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

HILLARD BROWNING, 79, of Kiahsville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Meade Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. He was born January 10, 1939, at Wilsondale, W.Va., the son of the late Carl and Mary Dalton Browning. Hillard was a retired crew leader with the West Virginia Division of Highways. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Bruce Browning; six brothers, Dewey, Carless, Willie, Edward, Noah and his twin Willard. He is survived by two daughters, Wanda Browning (Michael Wellman) of Breeden, W.Va., and Loretta Johnson (Samp) of Crown City, Ohio; three sons, Freelin Browning (Loretta) of Kiahsville, W.Va., Dewey Carel (Anita) of Dunlow, W.Va., and Hillard Browning (Amanda) of Midkiff, W.Va.; one sister, Georgia McNeeley of South Point, Ohio; two brothers, Frealin Browning and Arthur Browning, both of Twelve Pole, W.Va.; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of friends, nephews and nieces. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

CALVIN MICHAEL GILLIAM, age 8, of Wayne, West Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Rev. Danny Damron officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. He was born on October 25, 2009, a son of Brandon Gilliam of Wayne and Debra Cecelia Melbar of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Cecelia Gilliam and Jason Melbar of Cleveland, Ohio, Kera Gilliam; maternal grandparents, Cathleen and Joseph Vanco and Joseph Melbar and Lori Mayhon; paternal grandparents, Rhonda Barker and Rodney Gilliam; great-grandparents, with whom he made his home, Ronald "Dick" and Patty Gilliam, and great-grandparents, Carol and Alvie Barker and James Melbar. Calvin shared many happy memories with his mother and siblings in Cleveland. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

SARAH ELIZABETH CHANEY, 80, of South Point, Ohio, went to be with the Lord and loved ones on Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was born February 14, 1938, in Chesapeake, Ohio, a daughter of the late Rex and Kathleen Davis. Her infant daughter, Dora Lee Davis, also preceded her in death, along with one nephew, Jack Hilton. She leaves behind two sisters, Tharon Hilton of Wewoka, Oklahoma, and Wilma Lindsey of Kenova, W.Va.; one brother, Rex S. Davis of Lodi, Cali.; nieces and nephews, Andrew Hilton, Jeff Hilton, Linda Mooney, Darlene Davis and Kathleen Lindsey Blake; great-nieces, Sydney and Elizabeth Blake, as well as several other special great-nieces and -nephews; and many dear friends. The family would like to express their warmest thanks to the staff of River's Bend Nursing Care, Hospice of Huntington, and those who visited during her illness. Per her request, there will be no services. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

GLADYS MARIE PRIDEMORE, 86, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was born September 7, 1931 at Wilsondale, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sadie and Esau Perry, Sr. Her husband, Wetzel Pridemore also preceded her in death along with one son, Terry Pridemore, one daughter, Barbara Poling, and one grandson Larry Bowman, Jr. Gladys was a retired cook and a member of the True Gospel Apostolic Church at Wayne. Survivors include one son, Barry (Tina) Pridemore of Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Pridemore, Stephanie Pridemore, Jessica Pridemore, Crystal Pelfrey, Noel Pridemore, Neal Pridemore, Jason Pridemore, Nicole Pridemore, Jeffrey Pridemore, and Justin Pridemore. Also surviving is one brother, Lowell (Linda) Perry of Brunswick, Oh.; and three sisters, Juanita (John) Toppins of Parma, Oh., Mabell (Dallas) Murphy of Wooster, Oh., and Ruth Marie of Toledo, Oh. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio, with Pastor Dallas Stephens officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pridemore family.

ELLA MAE PERRY FINLEY POINDEXTER, 76, of Huntington, W.Va., entered heaven on May 3, 2018. She was born at home in Beech Fork, W.Va., on October 28, 1941. Ella was blessed to be born into, and to always be an integral part of, a large and loving family. The hardworking generosity and support of her parents and siblings made it possible for her to be the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college. Ella deeply cherished this opportunity and saw the love of her family as a gift to be passed on to others. Ella was a proud graduate of Wayne High School and Marshall University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Medical Laboratory Technology and a graduate degree in Hospital Administration. Early in her career she worked as a medical technologist at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, Calif., and at Methodist Hospital in Baldwin Park, Calif. When Ella returned to West Virginia, she worked briefly at several area hospitals before she began working at the Veterans Administration Medical Center where she served as the Chief Medical Technologist and Laboratory Supervisor for many years until her retirement. In her role at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Ella also supervised and taught medical technology students from the University of Rio Grande in Ohio. Another role she enjoyed was serving as a resource for the Marshall University medical students as they completed their Pathology studies and rotation. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and a resident of Woodlands Retirement Community. As a person, sister and friend, Ella was always warm and understanding. She brought blue skies and sunshine everywhere she went. She dearly treasured the fellowship of shared laughter and home-cooked meals with family and friends. Her perpetually positive outlook, strength and resiliency helped her turn setbacks into stepping stones, and she often counseled and inspired others to do the same. As a spouse and a mother, Ella was a steadfast and patient anchor. As a grandmother she was an enthusiastic supporter of dreams and an ardent spoiler. In every aspect of Ella's life, Jesus Christ's call to "love one another" was her constant mission, and it is her legacy. Ella was preceded to heaven by her parents, Alvin and Ona Perry, and by her brother, Eugene Perry. She is survived by her husband, Harold Poindexter, son, Gary Poindexter and daughter-in-law Susie, daughter, Allyson Finley Ey and son-in-law Christopher, and her grandchildren, Emily Poindexter, Josh Poindexter and Wilson Ey. Ella's surviving siblings are her devoted sister, Erna Bloss Lett, and her caring brothers, Eldreth Perry, Eldon Perry, Douglas Perry and Noah Perry. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to Ella's beloved physician, Dr. Dewayne Tackett, her chronic care nurse, Jennifer Casey, and to all the dedicated, compassionate staff at St. Mary's Medical Center for their exceptional care. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service, which will be held at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lily's Place, PO Box 2, Huntington, WV 25706, www.lilysplace.org or to a charity of choice.

NANCY ANN FRISBY, 61, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Cabell Huntington Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was born September 2, 1956 at Stiltner, W.Va. a daughter of the late Allen and Mary Ross. One brother, Wilburn Ross also preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving fiancÚ, James Varney of Wayne; two brothers, Marty Ross of Ashland, Ky., and Jerry (Cindy) Ross of Wayne; her children Tina Diaz and Bruce Adkins; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends too numerous to mention. Per her request, there will be no services. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Frisby family.

OLLIN D. ADKINS ("Reds"), age 82, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home. Born June 23, 1935 in Branchland, WV, Reds was the son of the late Elbert and Olga (Sheppard) Adkins. Growing up in West Virginia, Reds was one of fourteen children. He worked for General Motors for 47 years where he retired in 2002. He was known for his big smile and his great sense of humor. If he was able to get one person to smile and laugh, it was a good day. Reds loved to hunt and would spend many hours hunting for deer, rabbits, 'coons, and squirrels. He also spent time training Beagles and Coon Hounds to hunt. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing to old country music and bluegrass music. Reds most cherished time was that spent with his family and his numerous friends. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him. Reds is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Bonnie Adkins; two daughters: Jackie Adkins of Conowingo, MD and Olga Adkins of Peach Bottom, PA; son, Timmy Adkins of Springfield, VA; 10 grandchildren: Alex, Hannah, Colby, Emmalee, Chelsea, Dylan, Nate, Dustin, Cody, Madison; 6 great grandchildren: Tanner, Paislee, Layla, Jaxson, Brantley, Lincoln; special nephew, Eugene Adkins and his wife, Emma of Kingsville, MD; niece, Windell Deloach of Thurmont, MD and numerous other nieces and nephews. Reds is also survived by three sisters: Betty Adkins of Wayne, WV, Louise Adkins and Vera Fox, both of South Point, OH. Including his parents, Reds was preceded in death by five sisters: Marie Gillispie, Opal Strogilos, Blanche Morris, Edith Bennett, and Leona Cremans; and five brothers: Robert, Orville, Ersie, Delmar, and Cornis Adkins. A celebration of Reds life will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911, where family and friends may visit beginning at 6:00 p.m. Another visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6-9:00 p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, 10030 WV-152, Wayne, WV 25570 and a service will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Adkins Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Amedysis Hospice" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

MYRA VIVIAN COPLEY, 104, of Willow Wood, Ohio, formerly of Wayne County, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 13, 1914, in Dunlow, W.Va., a daughter of Willie Jones and Cuba Rigsby Jones. Her sister and three brothers also preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Samuel A. Copley; two daughters, Pauline Wallace and Gail Napier and husband Gary of Fort Gay, W.Va.; a brother, Kenneth Jones of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Private services will be held for the family. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

THOMAS NOAH KIRK, 69 of Ashland, KY, died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton, OH. He was born June 25, 1948 in Logan, WV, a son of the late Reuben Gideon Kirk and Shirley Haney Nutter. Tom was a retired Sargent First Class with the 1257th Transportation Unit in Huntington. His previous wife, Betty Ruth Queen Kirk also preceded him in death, along with a brother, Reuben Gideon Kirk, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Dreama S. Kirk; three daughters, Rita Gayle Woodard (Mike) of Homestead, FL, Barbara Frances Litton (Jason) of Steptown, WV, Monica Jean Adkins (Matthew) of Midland, VA; three sons, William Thomas Kirk (Angie) of North Carolina, David Keith Queen of Huntington, WV, Michael Shayne Kirk (Cynthia Jo) of Kenova, WV; two sisters, Barbara Stroud (Landon) of Fort Gay, WV, Frankie Marcum of Dunlow, WV; his father whom raised him, Bobby Nutter of Dunlow, WV; ten grandchildren Emily, Brady and Abigail Kirk, Jacob and Jace Litton, Jacob, Jared, Jeanna Adkins, Rachael and Aaron Woodard. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV with burial following at Perry Ridge Cemetery in Dunlow, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

DANIEL JAMES BLAYLOCK, 50, of Huntington, WV passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home.He was born on July 26, 1967 in Cleveland, OH to parents, John Blaylock and Carolyn Clinton Raines. He is preceded in death by his father. Daniel leaves behind to mourn his loss, his mother; his step-father, Donald Raines; his siblings: Sheila Burcham (Jared), John Blaylock, Artie Dunkhase, Sherry Dunkhase and Cindy Dunkhase; nieces, Corey Booten (Dustin) and Lacey Kelley, nephew, Preston Cutler and a host of many family and friends. Funeral services for Daniel will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior. Pastor Dennis Romans will be officiating and burial will follow at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo, WV. Online condolences may be expressed to family below.

NATHAN EVERETT ADKINS, 92, of Ceredo, husband of Doris VanHoose Adkins, died May 7, 2018 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was owner of Adkins Transfer Inc. in Huntington and Tallahassee, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville. Burial will be private. www.hensonandkitchen.com.

DONNA SUE ARNETT PETERS, 75, of Sumter, S.C., beloved wife of 55 years of George Thomas Peters, died on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter, S.C. Born in Huntington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry T. Arnett and Jean Valentine Arnett. Her primary job in life was raising her family, which she did extremely well and was a mother to every friend her daughter brought home. She stood faithfully by her husband through his 27-year military career. She will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Stacey Palaszczuk and her husband John of Columbus, Ind.; two grandchildren, Gabriel Palaszczuk and Anna Palaszczuk; and her very special dog, Barney Valentine. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home, 1822 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 12, 2018, one hour prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m., at Rollins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Autism Association, One Park Avenue, Suite 1, Portsmouth, RI 02871. You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book. The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

ERNEST GILMER NAPIER, 82, of Williamson, W.Va., husband of Rowena Ramey Napier, died May 9, 2018 in Glasgow Health and Rehab. His employments were at the FBI, Time Finance, B&L Furniture, and in auto sales with Dutch Miller, Moore's and Tug Valley. There will be no services; the family is planning a private gathering. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va., is assisting the family.

CONSTANCE FAYE SCHENEBERG, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., widow of John Andrew Scheneberg, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo, W.Va. Connie was born on February 23, 1945, in Wayne County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Annalee Smith Tomblin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker and a member of Westmoreland Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kathy Scheneberg and Fred and Kimberly Scheneberg, and a daughter, Andrea Bailey; six grandchildren, Alisa Tetrault, John Johnson, Katelyn, Hannah, Andrew and Matthew Scheneberg; two brothers, Paul and Leonard Tomblin; and a sister, Fanny Hicks. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

FRANK EDWARD WILLIAMSON, 71, of Wilsondale, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at home. He was born July 31, 1946 at Dunlow, W.Va., a son of the late Ira and Roxie Williamson. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Kathy Williamson Smith and Virginia Hazel Williamson; three brothers, Ira "Buck" Williamson, Steve Williamson, and Larry Williamson; and his step mother Minnie "Tiny" Adkins. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Pearl Spaulding Williamson; four brothers, David Lark (Wanda) Williamson of Wilsondale, Arthur Lee (Geraldine) Williamson of Wilsondale, Bill (Marian) Williamson of North Carolina, and Rick (Angela) Williamson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six sisters, Brookie Williamson Brewer of Wilsondale, Vickie (Greg) Ramey of Crum, W.Va., Tammy Williamson of Kermit, W.Va., Dorothy (Rob) Leroy of Kansas City, Missouri, Mary Williamson Chapman of Panama, Fla., and Dianna Williamson of Huntington, W.Va.; and dozens of beloved nieces and nephews, including special niece and caregiver, Deborah Spaulding. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Turkey Creek United Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Pastor Emanuel Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at the Tom Maynard Cemetery on Kelly Knob at Wilsondale. The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. Friday until service time on Saturday. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williamson family.

DARLENE MCCOMAS, 67, of Prichard, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Fred Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in the McComas Family Cemetery, Prichard. She was born February 9, 1951, in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Cabell and Josephine Dummitt Lycans. Darlene retired as a clerk in the Wayne County Assessor's Office. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Kristen Rhodes. Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Roger L. McComas of Prichard; one daughter, Stacey Davis of Paintsville, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Rebecca Horsley (Lonnie) of Greenup, Ky.; two sons, Eric Hodges of Wayne, W.Va., and Roger Neil McComas (Megan) of Lavalette, W.Va.; two stepsons, Warren McComas (Savannah) of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Kelly McComas (Shannon) of Huntington, W.Va.; three sisters, Faye Marie Earley (Mike), Donna Brumfield and Billie Jo Dillon (Dennis), all of Wayne; three brothers, Cabell Lycans Jr. (Barbara) of Prichard, Randy Lycans (Sandy) of Grayson, Ky., and Brett Lycans (Kim) of Wayne; she had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Darlene was a humble and caring person that devoted her entire life to her family, especially to her children and grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

HOMER M. DROWN, 80, of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. He was born October 13, 1937, in Wayne County, son of the late Irvin and Iva Drown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Drown; two brothers, Robert (Brenda) Drown and Raymond (Jean) Drown. He is survived by one daughter, Iva (Ed) Vulhop; one stepdaughter, Deborah (Preston) Urbahns; and two grandchildren, Erin (Nick) Bradica and Michael Urbahns. He attended First Baptist Church of Proctorville and retired from INCO Alloy. He loved to golf and the Thundertones singing group. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Entombment will follow at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET L. ZEITERS, 70, of Louisa, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 11, 2018 at her home. Margaret was born April 7, 1948 to the late Cecil and Nellie (Dunn) Robertson. She was a lifelong member of the Oak Grove Church, where her father was Pastor. She took her first steps both in life and in her walk with the Lord in the church. She loved to sew, quilt, and bake. Her heart and home was open to anyone that needed her. She was known as "Memom" to her grandchildren and she loved them more than anything. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Curt Robertson. Survivors include her children Vonda Johnson, Phillip Zeiters and Marrisa Douglas; her grandchildren Scott Johnson, Shawn Zeiters, Ryan Johnson, and Maggie Zeiters; her brothers Claude (Irene) Robertson, Delbert Robertson, and Cecil (Vickie) Robertson; and her best friends of many years Linda Chambers and Susie Matney. Visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 7:00 PM with Pastor Noah Robertson officiating.

JOYCE MARIE COPLEY, 62, of Fort Gay, WV, walked through the valley of the shadow of death, but not alone. Her Lord & Savior was by her side and ushered her into her heavenly home on Friday May 11th, 2018, after a brave & valiant battle with brain cancer. Her faith and courage helped her fight this battle, that first began 17 years ago. In her most difficult times of struggle she remained steadfast, with a grounded and unshakable faith. God ultimately gave her the peace she so longed for. Joyce was born on February 27, 1956, in Lenore, WV, the daughter of Albert & Lorraine Canterbury. She graduated from Fort Gay High School, class of '75. Joyce attended Marshall University to obtain her license as a phlebotomist and worked at Riverview Lab in Louisa. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Joyce was a devoted mother & grandmother. Her 4 children and grandchildren was what mattered to her the most. She was a humble & simple woman that enjoyed the little things in life. She loved to laugh, joke, and had a great sense of humor. Joyce loved the outdoors. Fishing and camping, was something she looked forward to. Every summer she took her children tent camping. She was a competitive horseshoe player, that could throw a ringer with her eyes closed. When her two sons became older she even taught them how to hunt. Indeed a woman of many talents, that was loved by many. Joyce is survived by her mother Lorraine Canterbury, 4 children; Rodney & AJ Copley, Rhonda Crockett, Kimberly Conley, and grandchildren Brady, Charity, & Isaac Crockett, Angel, Katie, & Zoe Conley, Brittany, Chloe, & Gracy Copley, Evie & Spencer Copley 2 brothers Jesse & Frank Canterbury, 3 sisters, Pansy Bryant, Patricia Canterbury, Polly Fields and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her dear beloved father Albert Canterbury. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Workman, her extended family that always brought food and visited, and her sister Pansy Bryant who helped tremendously and never left her side. Instead of flowers the family asks to just make a donation toward the funeral expenses. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11am at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Caudill officiating. Burial will take place at Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Sunday May 13, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home beginning at 6pm. All care and final arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

RAY B. THOMPSON, 86, of Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Fla., passed away May 11, 2018. He was born March 18, 1932, in Kenova, West Virginia. Ray served twenty-eight years in the USAF (Retired) and had a second successful career in the computer field. He loved all sports, especially golf and bowling. He was a loving and devoted husband to Donna L. Thompson (Billups); son, Tim (Susan); with three beautiful grandchildren and four beautiful great-grandchildren.

EARL FRANKLIN WELLMAN, 84, of Prichard, W.Va., peacefully departed this life on Sunday, May 13, 2018. He was born June 26, 1933 in Fort Gay, WV; a son of Clarence and Vangie Wellman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Jo Ellen Wellman; his parents; his two brothers, Tommy Wellman and Charles Wellman; his sister Mary Selbee; his son- in law, Larry Flower and grandson Chipper Ryan Willis. Frank is survived by his 2 children: Angie Wellman Willis (Tim) of Prichard, WV and Lora Wellman Flowers of Myrtle Beach, SC; his 6 grandchildren who called him Pap or Pappy: Cindy Dixon (Tracy) of Wayne, WV, Wendy Mosteller (Robert) of Sod, WV, Tracy Fuller of Prichard, WV, Haley Hughes (Tyler) of Huntington, WV, Wyatt Tabor and Tess Tabor of Wayne, WV. Also, surviving are 6 great grandchildren that he dearly loved: Riley Dixon, Lydia Adkins, Dawson Mosteller, Brady Dixon, Sofi Adkins and Beckham Hughes. He is survived by a loving brother and sister: Annabelle Thompson of Wadsworth, OH and Robert Wellman of Louisa, KY; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the time of the Korean conflict. He served his community for over 30 years of service as Postmaster in Prichard, WV. Also, he was involved with the Prichard Volunteer Fire Department for many years, where he also served as Chief. Frank was a humble caring soul who was a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved to walk in the woods, hunt, fish, and to entertain anyone for a good laugh. The family would like to give a special thanks to several caregivers that have helped with his care over the past year, and to friends who have stopped by to visit with him. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home on Thursday May 17, 2018. After the visitation, we will go in procession to Docks Creek Cemetery for the Graveside service that will be at 2 p.m. A dear Family friend, Kevin Dixon, will be officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family below.

LOTTIE PEARL MARCUM, 82, of Ft. Gay, W.Va. passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 27, 1935 at Louisa, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Lewis and Telia Thompson. Also preceding her in death were her husbands, John E. Hayes, and Emmanuel Marcum, along with her brothers and sister, Ezra "Buddy" Thompson, Lewis Thompson, Jr., Shannon Thompson, and Valcie Thompson. Lottie was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She leaves behind six children, Barbara (David) Laney of Walworth, N.Y., Johnny Allen (June) Hayes of Crum, W.Va., Nina A. (Elmer) Stacy of Ft. Gay, James K. (Rebecca) Hayes of Crum, Riley (Charlotte) Marcum of Ft. Gay, and Connie (Keith) Brewster of Dunlow, W.Va.;12 grandchildren, Lori A. Laney, Sylvia Hayes, Cynthia (Jesse) Bowen, Bethany Stacy (Travis Shortridge), Vanessa (Matt) Wolfe, James A. Hayes, Keisha (Michael) Gillespie, Sabrina Jude, Jaimalynn Marcum, Connor Marcum, Tiffani Brewster, and Destini Brewster; five great grandchildren, Kailee Bowen, Victoria Gillespie, Kaleb Gillespie, Riley Shortridge, and Dakota Shortridge; many special nieces, and nephews; special friends Debbie Stroud and Carolyn Waller; and many friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Greenway Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Marcum James Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

ROBERT MAYNARD, 80, of Cowen, WV, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Summersville Memorial Hospital, Summersville, WV. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Elder Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Robertson Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. Robert was born on March 1, 1938, at Wayne, WV, a son of Clyde Maynard and Irene Robinson. Survivors include his wife, Ann Maynard of Cowen, WV; three sons, Keith Maynard (Kimberly) of Lavalette, WV, Jeff Maynard (Teresa) and Jarrod Maynard (DeAnn) all of Kenova, WV; four sisters, Bonnie Cramer (Ty) and Phyllis Clark (Ron) all of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Myrtle Tackett of Beaver, Ohio and Mary Sue Wallace (Tommy) of Waverly, Ohio; one brother, Ronnie Maynard of Waverly, Ohio; grandchildren, Christopher Maynard, Robin Stover, Josh and Jessica Thornhill, Aaron Ball and Erica Reynolds; great grandchildren, Gracie, Jackson, Noah, Landon, Ariana, Tanner, Landon, and Colton. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

KATHERINE LYNN SCHWARTZ, 50, of Point Pleasant, WV., formerly of Kenova passed away at her residence, Tuesday May 15, 2018. Funeral service will be conducted 6:00 P.M. Monday, May 21, 2018 at Rollins Funeral Home In Kenova with Pastor John B. Lowe officiating. She was born August 10, 1967 in Huntington, WV. a daughter of Thelma Mae Lowe Johnson and the late Ernest R. Johnson. In addition to her father she was also preceded in death by a brother Robert Johnson. In addition to her mother she is survived by her beloved husband George Howard Schwartz; daughter Amber Dawn Coyne; two grandchildren Payton and Avary Coyne; brother Ernest Russell Johnson and numerous other family members. Friends may call Monday, May 21, 2018 one hour prior to the service at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

LONNIE PUSKAS, 64, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born September 12, 1953 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Gazel and Alberta Isaacs Puskas. Five brothers also preceded him in death. He is survived by three brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Gordon Workman officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

NANCY BOLEY BLANTON, 90, of Huntington, passed away at Cabell Huntington Hospital Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Buffalo Valley Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Jayne officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was born December 2, 1927, in Wayne Co., a daughter of the late Russell and Sally Mathis Boley. She was a member of the Kenova United Baptist Church and was an avid bowler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin "Red" Blanton, and daughter, Debbie Tatum. Survivors include two beloved sons and their wives, Gene Hiroskey (Sherlene) and Michael Blanton (Patti); grandchildren, Andrew Catalina and Justin Blanton (Crystal); great-grandchildren, Morgan Middleton (Alex), Lexie Blanton and Delanie Blanton; and great-great-grandchildren, River Middleton and Shiloh Middleton. She also leaves a very special caregiver that was more like a sister and second mother, Lynn Thompson, and caregiver, Mary Bradshaw; two special cousins, Sally Henderson and Delkenia Mills; and a host of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buffalo Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 872 Buffalo Creek Road, Huntington, WV 25704. Friends may call Saturday, May 19, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

MELBA GAY WILSON, 65, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She was born September 19, 1952 at Dunlow, W.Va., a daughter of the late Milton and Ruth Berry. One brother, Glen Berry also preceded her in death. Melba was a homemaker and a member of Genoa United Baptist Church at Genoa. She leaves behind her loving husband of 48 years, Robert Wilson; one daughter, Sherry Eaves of Genoa; two grandchildren, Bret Eaves and Ciana Eaves, both of Genoa; and two great grandchildren, Aiden and Taylor Eaves. Also surviving is one sister, Helen Bonham of Proctorville, Oh.; two brothers, Ira Berry of Dunlow, and James (Sherry) Berry of Wayne, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brothers Travis Cassidy and Danny Endicott officiating. Burial will follow at the Berry Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ARVIL JOHNSON, 66, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born August 27, 1951 in Kermit, West Virginia to the late Robert and Ethel Parsley Johnson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by one son, Arvil Johnson, Jr.; one sister, Pauline Ferguson; and three brothers, Bryant, Archie, and Roger Dale Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of forty eight years, Charlotte Jean Brewer Johnson; four sons Joshua Allen Johnson, Haskel Lee Johnson and wife Michelle, Steven Lee Johnson, Christopher Adam Johnson; one daughter, Tina Marie Johnson and husband Elvis; one brother, Danny Ray Johnson; five sisters, Loucresia Johnson Waller, Juanita Mathis, Ledonna Messer, Rebecca Johnson, Grethel Marcum Hooper. He also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a special family member that he considered a brother, Haskell Horn. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19, 2018 at Gospel Church of God in Jesus Christ on Marrowbone Creek in Kermit, WV with Rev. Paul Darrin Messer officiating. There will a visitation at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in the Fitzpatrick Cemetery on Marrowbone Creek Road. Friends may visit the family on Friday, May 18 from 5-10 PM at the Wilson Funeral Home. All care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

JOHNNY GILKERSON, 80, of Bowen Creek Road, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel with Elder Emual Adkins and Elder Delmer Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. He was born May 25, 1937, in Wayne, a son of the late Grady and Esta Tabor Gilkerson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Orville Glen Gilkerson, and a nephew, Richard Gilkerson. He was retired from ACF Industries and was a veteran of the US Navy, serving on the USS Ranger. He is survived by his wife of over fifty-eight years, Cynthia Baker Gilkerson; two sisters, Euella Chapman of Huntington and Mavis Watts of Ironton, Ohio; two brothers, Harvey Gilkerson and his wife Dottie of Wayne and Sammy Gilkerson and his wife Sue of East Lynn, W.Va.; and four nieces, Mavis Ann, Vicki, Angie and Pam. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

GLEN MATTHEW CHARLES, 36, of Point Pleasant, WV. passed away at his residence, Thursday May 17, 2018. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery. He was born July 18, 1981 in Columbus, Ohio a son of Anthony Walden and the late Susan Dean Charles. Survivors include a son Glen Anthony William Charles; one daughter Cameron Lynn Rayne Charles; one sister Jody Deering; grandparents Ed and Nellie Gilkerson and a host of nieces, nephews and family members. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

LISA DAWN EAVES, 55, of Branchland, W.Va., died May 17, 2018. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel; burial at Bowen Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

BERTHA N. LEWIS, 91 of Wayne, WV, went to be with the Lord May 18, 2018 in Wayne, WV. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Tony Clay and Brother Charlie Brewer. Burial will follow at John Napier Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. She was born November 3, 1926 in Dunlow, WV, a daughter of the late Edmond and Nora Fortner Napier. Bertha was a homemaker and member of the Brush Creek United Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Sadie Napier and Dolly Napier, along with four brothers, Oscar, Edgar, Ervin and Brady Napier. She is survived by her daughter, Sula Marie Lewis of Wayne, WV. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.

LINDA MAE JARRELL NULL, 70 of Kenova, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and child of God passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. Linda was born June 29, 1947, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Wilbur Jarrell and Opal Zornes Jarrell Scarberry. She graduated from C-K High School and had a Masters Degree from Marshall University. She was an English teacher at Wayne High School, but she was so much more. She loved her students and thought of them as her own children as she taught them English and about life. If asked she would say she wanted to be a wife, mother and a teacher. Linda was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo, where she had been a member of the choir for over 50 years. Linda loved her God and tried to be a witness for him in all she did. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Hobert J. "Whitey" Null; a son and his wife, Brian and Nancy Null; a daughter and her husband, Michelle and David McAnallen, all of Kenova; grandchildren, Channing Smith, Nathan McAnallen, Ethan, Abram and Abigail Null; one brother and his wife, Tom and Colleen Jarrell of Huntington; one aunt, Betty Stewart of Ceredo; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday May 22, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m. also at the church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contribution may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

SAMUEL DAVID FERGUSON, 70, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House Saturday, May 19, 2018. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Stepp officiating. Interment will follow in Dock's Creek Cemetery. He was born December 1, 1947, in Kenova, W.Va., a son of the late Harry Ulysses and Merle Lambert Ferguson. He was a member of the Tri-State Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Barbara Ann Ferguson, Harry Lee Ferguson, Roger Warren Ferguson and Rose Sharon Barr. Survivors include a beloved son, Samuel Dale Ferguson; three sisters, Florice Ann Martin (Pete), Mary Ruth Nelson (Estel) and Shawna Lynn Marshall; and two cherished grandchildren, Dale Thomas Ferguson and Ashley Nicole Ferguson. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted and appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

GREGORY "GREG" THOMAS LYND, 62, of Huntington, West Virginia, passed away May 19, 2018, unexpectedly. Greg was born January 12, 1956, in Huntington, West Virginia, to William "Bill" Lynd and Peggy O'mara Lynd. He was the second oldest of five children raised in South Point, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, William "Bill" and Peggy Lynd, brother Earl Lynd and grandson David Grace Carver. Gregory is survived by his four children, oldest to youngest, son Gregory Thomas Lynd II and wife Stacey Spaulding Lynd of Leicester, N.C., daughter Toby Noel Lynd Carver and husband David Carver of Leicester, N.C., daughter Jennifer Rebecca Lynd Austin and husband Jody Austin of Candler, N.C., William Kody Lynd of Asheville, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Jordan Lynd, Carson Lynd, Isaiah Carver, Elijah Carver, Mikayla Carter, Jacob Carter, Clayton Austin, Tucker Austin, Lilly Austin; one great-granddaughter, Emberlyn Lynd; three sisters, Tammy Lynd Varney and husband Tom Varney of Huntington, W.Va., Jackie Lynd Rikard and husband Mark Rikard of Hickory, N.C., Teresa Lynd Runyon and husband Carlos Runyon of South Point, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and his former wife and mother of his children, Anita Gail Ingle Lynd; also his very special friends, Tom and Amanda Vellekoop and girls Garrett Harsey and Kristen Harsey, whom he loved and thought of as his own. In 1973, at the young age of 17, Greg proudly joined the United States Air Force and with his bride Anita Gail Ingle, they traveled the world and built a family. Greg loved his country and passionately served for nearly 20 years. He had many adventures and experiences throughout his life that shaped him in to the man he was. He loved his family and expressed how proud he was of them every chance he had. He freely gave compliments, jokes and loved to tell stories. He was known for his great stories, his love of singing and his laugh. He truly enjoyed the simple things in life. Greg was the most generous, kind-hearted man who would literally give you the shirt off his back. He was an avid pool player. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind and had no problem striking up a conversation with anyone. His sixty-two years of life taught him many things. He openly professed that God had blessed him beyond his wildest dreams and expressed how blessed he was to have his family, children, grandchildren and friends. He will be missed dearly by his loved ones. There will be a graveside memorial service at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bowen Ridge Cemetery. VFW Post #93 of Kenova, W.Va., will perform graveside rites. Schneider-Hall Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneiderhallfuneralhome.com

JOHN BRADLEY MAY, 38, of Kenova, son of John L., and Deborah Williamson May, died May 19, 2018 at home. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova; visitation will be two hours before service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial contributions to be made to Rollins Funeral Home to assist with expenses.

CHRISTOPHER SEAN CHAPMAN, 51, of Huntington, husband of Teresa Ross Chapman, died May 20, 2018 in St. Mary's Medical Center. He had worked at Walmart. Funeral Liturgy will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, RANDALL GIRARD BARTRAM, loving father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 62. Randy was born on Monday, July 4, 1955, in Huntington, to Leonard and Ella Bartram. He graduated from Barboursville High School in 1973 and went on to attend Marshall University. On Saturday, March 6, 1982, he married Kelley Jean Barbour. They raised two sons, Warren and Phillip. Randy cherished the arts, with a strong passion for cinema, books and music. He was an avid collector of films and albums. Randy mentored his sons in these passions and continues to inspire both of their artistic careers in the entertainment industry to this day. He will be remembered for his friendly sarcasm, sharp wit, dry sense of humor, warm face and his good heart, which was filled with so much love. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Leonard, and his mother, Ella. He is survived by his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Warren and Phillip (Kimberly); his three sisters, Susan, Nova and Joyce; his brother, Ray; his two grandsons, Lincoln and Reed; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Greg Wagoner. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

LEONARD GRAY MAYNARD, 73, of Wayne, WV passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Elder Tony Clay and Clifford Napier officiating. Burial will follow at the Sol Perry Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. Leonard was born on June 16, 1944 to the late Lonnie and Mary (Tomblin) Maynard of Dunlow. Also preceding him in death are his siblings, Dorcus Jane, Mose D., and Steve Maynard. Survivors include his loving wife, Vicki Maynard; son, Garrett Maynard of Wayne; daughter, Melissa Woltz (Brian) of Ray, Ohio; brothers, Stolla J. Maynard (Mary Ann) of Huntington, William Maynard (Georgia) of Dunlow; sisters, Noreda Perry of Fort Gay, Chloella Maynard (John) of Bethel, Ohio, Freda Jackson of Wayne, and Sara Hall of Mt. Orab, Ohio; and his mother-in-law, Betty Maynard of Wayne. The family wishes to extend much appreciation and gratitude for all the prayers and thoughtfulness given during this time and through his illness. A special thanks goes to Hospice for their wonderful care. Visitation will be held from 11 until service time at 1 at the funeral home.

MARY EVELYN PREECE, 67, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born May 29, 1950, at Williamson, W.Va., a daughter of the late Willie Meade and Ola Workman Brewer. One brother, Johnny Meade, also preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Vanessa Luce and Carolyn Sparks. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic True Gospel Church of Wayne. She leaves behind her loving husband of 49 years, James Preece; five children, Karen (Virgil) Perry of Kermit, W.Va., Jannie (Kendall) Chapman of Kimper, Ky., Tammy (Clyde) Boyd of Louisa, Ky., James Preece Jr. of Genoa and Jimmy (Sarah) Preece, also of Genoa; 10 grandchildren, Charity Newsome, Chelsea Chapman, Tanner Justice, Brittany Preece, Chandler Chapman, Emily Grace Boyd, Collier Chapman, Ethan Perry, Brittany Elliott and Brett Boyd; and four great-grandchildren, Brantley Workman, Dawson Newsome, Zaylee Justice and Jordan Pardo. Also surviving are nine brothers and sisters, Rosa Webb, Lula Glass, Hester McCormick, Sharon Hatfield, Gloria Sparks, Chester Brewer, Billy Brewer, Rocky Meade and Willie Meade; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to mention. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Dallas Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at the Preece Cemetery.

BOBBY LEE OVERBY, 77, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born December 30, 1940, to the late Grace and Avery Overby. He was a retired glassblower from Pilgrim Glass. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Avery Teen Overby of Texas and Connie Mack Overby of Kenova. Bobby is survived by two daughters, Angela Overby Barrett (Steve) of Kenova, W.Va., and Debrah Overby Tomblin of Huntington. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Dawn Marie Simpson (Chris) of Chesapeake, Ohio; two grandsons, Dakota Lee Simpson (Danielle) of Barboursville, W.Va., and Kasey James Ward (Logan) of Prichard, W.Va.; and one great-grandson, Grayson Avery Simpson, due to arrive in June 2018. Visitation will be from noon Friday until service time at 2 p.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Johnny McSweeney. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

EDNA MAY CARPENTER, 86, of Ceredo, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She was born September 15, 1931, to the late Golden Herbert and Thelma May Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, Norman Davis, Lowell Davis, Anna Lee Hensley, Herbert Davis and Lloyd Davis. She is survived by one younger brother, Larry Davis. Best remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother, she is survived by the love of her life of 66 years, Lonnie Carpenter, in addition to her three children, Kenneth (Jerri) Carpenter of Orlando, Fla., Terry (Nancy) Carpenter of South Point, Ohio, and Darla (Dennis) Smith of Proctorville, Ohio. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Cyndi Smith, Christina Register, Krystal Kay, Sonny Carpenter, Dennis Smith II and Philip Smith; and eight great-grandchildren, with one more on the way in September. Her favorite scripture rings true as she now finds ultimate joy in her eternal resting place, "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Reverend Keith Leap officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill addition of Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

MARILYN INEZ FRASHER, of Wayne, died May 23, 2018 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

LOREN MICHELS, 88, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 3, 1929, at Kenova, West Virginia, a son of the late Okey and Nellie Perdue Michels. Loren was a retired steelworker for Huntington Steel and was a member of the Crockett-Booten United Methodist Church. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. In addition to his parents, a daughter, Sandy Michels, his sisters, Wanda Maynard, Lillian Scott, Joyce Christian and Evelyn Chinn, and brothers, Roy, Hubert and Maxie Michels, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Winnie Spence Michels; a daughter, Gail Pickens (Darrell) of Liberty, W.Va.; three sons, Loren Michels (Brenda), Gary Michels (Armilda), all of Wayne, W.Va., and Randy Michels of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Arthur "Bub" Michels of Kenova, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Peters (Frank), Carissa Canterbury (Brian), Gary Michels II (Ashley), Greg Michels (Kala), Richard Pack (Beth), Austin Michels and Mackenze Michels; 15 great-grandchildren; and two "special children," Jason and Melissa Fry. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Pastor Larry Carico officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, W.Va. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at Morris Funeral Home.

MARILYN INEZ "MYRT" DIXON FRASHER, 80, of Wayne, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at the Hospice House of Huntington. She was the widow of Bobby Joe Frasher. Also preceding her in death were her parents, William "Buck" and Inez Browning Dixon; a brother, Tony Dixon; a sister, Stephanie Evans; two sons, Robert J. Frasher and Timothy W. Frasher; and two grandsons, Brandon S. Frasher and Michael Derek Caudill. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer "Sas" (Dave) Caudill; a brother, Kevin (Sarah) Dixon; a sister, Sydney (John) Adkins; a brother- in-law, Bo Evans; sister-in-law, Cora Dixon; grandchildren: Alex, Frasher and Kady Caudill, Felicia Frasher Pyles, Joshua and Jacob Frasher, Shane and Brent Frasher; 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Rich Simmons and Sugar Baby. She was a faithful member of the Ceredo Church of Christ and a woman of many talents: gardening, quilting, crafting, singing and collecting unusual things. Through it all Granny Myrt was still Myrt. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at noon at the Ceredo Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. till noon before the service. Burial will follow at the Browning Cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.rollinsfh.com.

EDNA FRANCES BOOTH, 75, of Huntington, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Philip Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in Cyrus Cemetery, Wayne County. Edna was born May 30, 1942, in Charleston, W.Va., a daughter of the late Maxwell and Nora Frances Sowards Ross. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Franklin Booth; one daughter, Curtina Sue Ann Sheppard; one brother, Gary Lee Ross; and one sister, Judy May. Survivors include one son, Ronald Lee Booth, and two brothers, Charles Max Ross and Larry Ross, all of Huntington; and one sister, Margaret Ramey of Ona. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

GREGORY NATHANIEL JUDE, 39, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at U.K. Medical Center. Mr. Jude was born July 24, 1978 in Prestonsburg, KY to Danny Ernest Jude and Barbara Ellen Maynard. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jeff and Lora Bell Jude. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Jude, father and step-mother Danny and Wanda Jude, his mother and step-father, Barbara and Larry Maynard, two daughters, Hailey and Gabriela Jude, one brother, Danny Jude, Jr., maternal grandparents, Pearl and Dora Maynard, grandmother, Margaret Pertee, mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Elva and Freddie Robertson, three sisters-in-law, Carrie and Ken Bailey, Brittany and James Mollette, and Billy and Bernice Cassady, step-brother, Jody Davis and step-sister, April Davis. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, aunts: Tina and Danny Parsons, Terry and George Baisden, Arthur and Judy Jude, and Anna Dye, and a host of cousins. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Noah Robertson and Rev. Ken Bailey officiating. Friends may visit the family on Saturday, May 26 from 4pm until the time of services at Wilson Funeral Home. All care and final arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

DONALD LEE SAUNDERS, 86, of Burlington, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He was born October 4, 1931, in Huntington, son of the late Ceburn Cecil and Gladys Irene Adkins Saunders. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Blevins. Don was a member of Grace Gospel Church, Huntington, for 43 years. He retired from the US Air Force with 22 years of service and continued working for the Veterans Administration Office and retired after 20 years. He also worked part time at Sam's Club and the Marshall University Ticket Office. Additionally, he was a graduate of Tri-State Bible College. Don is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Saunders, whom he married on May 24, 1954. He is also survived by his sons, Dannie (Carla) Saunders of Powell, Ohio, Terri (Lisa) Saunders of Lexington, Ky., and Chris Saunders of Burlington, Ohio; grandchildren, Nolan (Katiy) Saunders, Nathaniel (Chelsea) Saunders, Noa and Noelle Saunders, Marian Turner and Rachel Saunders, and Brookelyn and Sarah Saunders; and great-grandchildren, Braedyn, Carrick and Molly Saunders and Amelia Saunders. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home with Don's nephew, Pastor Michael Blevins of Atlanta, Ga., officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Burlington, Ohio. Friends may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Grace Gospel Church Missionary Fund. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

AGNES FRYE, 74, of Lavalette, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV with Pastor Fred Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at the Asbury Cemetery, East Lynn. She was born on October 24, 1943, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a retired Home Health Aide for Wayne County. Survivors include her dedicated husband, Clyde Frye; three daughters, Cindy Yodhes (Pat) of Warren, Michigan, Sharon Rowe (Jerry) of Lexington, Kentucky, and Karen Simmons (Charlie) of Lavalette, WV; two sons, Buddy Frye (Dawn) of Seville, Ohio, and Michael Frye (Mary) of Commerce Michigan; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Amanda, Shelby, Taylor, Bob, Bill, and Jacob. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at 1:00 at the funeral home.

EDNA FRANCES BOOTH, 75, of Huntington, widow of Curtis Franklin Booth, died May 24, 2018 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial will be in Cyrus Cemetery, Wayne County. Visitation will be two hours before service at the funeral home. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JOSEPH GERALD KEARNS, 86 of Fort Gay, WV passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Joe was born March 5, 1932 in the historic Captain Milton Freeze home on the banks of the Big Sandy River in Louisa to the late Olin and Carrie Vinson Kearns. Joe attended Fort Gay Baptist Church, was charter President for the Fort Gay Area Lions Club, was Past Master of the Vinson Lodge No. 66 of Fort Gay, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the El-Hasa Shrine in Ashland and a member of the A&A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of West Virginia. In addition, he was also retired from Ashland Oil. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Glenna Faye Wellman Kearns; two daughters, Kay Harrill (Dan) of Florida and Rhonda Kearns Clark (Jimmy) of Fort Gay, WV; one son Robey Kearns of Fort Gay, WV; one granddaughter Lauren Aragon (Juan) of California; two grandsons Joseph Kearns (Juliana) of Maryland and Robey Thomas Kearns of Fort Gay, WV; three great-grandchildren Grady Kearns and Adalynn Kearns of Maryland and Ashton Aragon of California; one brother Tommy Kearns (Linda) of Ohio; two sisters Carolyn Finley (Ersie) of Ohio and Jean Sturgill (Charles) of Fort Gay, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters Alta Jane Davidson, Maewanda Welsh, Peggy McClure, and Hattie Ellen Bryley; one infant brother Socrates Lafayette Kearns and one daughter in law Cathy Nugent. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tim Preston and Brother Dick Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Gay Bartram Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com. Young Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Kearns.

BEVERLY HATTERY WILLIAMSON, 72, of Prichard, died May 27, 2018. There will be a memorial service 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Louisa, Ky. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, is assisting the family. www.rollinsfh.com.

JESSIE JAMES BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1944 in Pike County, Kentucky, a son of the late Lloyd and Hattie Blankenship. His wife, Brenda Sue Blankenship also preceded him in death along with three brothers, Lloyd Blankenship, Jr., Bobby Blankenship, and Lewis Blankenship; one sister, Betty Ann Blankenship; three sons, Bobby Blankenship, Jessie Blankenship, Jr., and Martin Wolford; and one grandson, Travis Norman. He leaves behind two daughters, Lovada "Love" (Catfish) Day and Hennrietta Blankenship Grimmett of Dunlow; 13 grandchildren, Sadie (Steven) Grimmett of Radnor, W.Va., James D. Owens of Dunlow, Jessie Grimmett of Genoa, Cody (Tina) Grimmett also of Genoa, Dakota (Tyesha) Grimmett of East Lynn, W.Va., LaDawnna (Justin) Owens of Dunlow, Brian (Ashley) Norman of Wayne, W.Va., Timothy Wolford, Amanda Wolford of Phelps, Ky., Nicole Lambert, Ella Lambert, Elva Lambert, all of Dunlow, Rachel Adams of Dunlow, and Charles Day III; four great grandchildren, Madison Carroll, Mercedes Norman, Nevaeh Norman, Jayden Norman; special girls, Raylin Boyd and Kylee Boyd; and one great grandson, Tucker Grimmett, on the way. Also surviving are three sisters, Vivian Kay Blankenship of Phelps, Ky., Nervie Whitt of Ohio, and Merlin Blankenship of Virginia; and a host of friends and family. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor James Carter officiating. Burial will follow at the Blankenship-Day Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

SAMUEL CARTER WORKMAN, 77, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, in St. Mary's Medical Center. There will be a graveside funeral service, 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Alley Cemetery, off of Centerville Road in Prichard, with Pastor Zach Johnson officiating. He was born May 27, 1941, in Prichard, W.Va., a son of the late Etta Canterbury Workman. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Janet Dean Workman. Survivors include two sons, Eric Workman and Michael Workman; one daughter, Melissa Workman; three grandchildren, Millie, Macie and Maggie Workman; one brother, Tom Workman and one sister Rita Joos. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.rollinsfh.com.

LIMUEL WALLACE, 86, of Wayne, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2018 at St. Mary= s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Elders Tony Clay, Roger Maynard, and Charlie Lucas officiating. Burial will follow at the Sallie Smith Cemetery, Dunlow. Limuel was born on October 2, 1931, at Dunlow, a son of the late Freelin Wallace and Virgie Smith Wallace. He was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of Salem United Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Aley, Jarvie, Basil, Bobby; and one sister, Lola Wallace. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Loreta M. Pack Wallace "Smokey" , one brother, Curtis Wallace (Grace) of Wayne, WV; three special friends, James Adkins, Herbert Napier, and Robert Clay; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

FRANK ELLIS BRIZENDINE JR., 86, of Huntington, W.Va., died May 29, 2018. He was the son of Frank and Mary Brizendine, born July 15, 1931. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eileen Priddy; his son, Bill Brizendine; the mother of his six children, Billie Jo Van Nostran; and his granddaughter, Crystal Mullen. He is survived by his brother, John Brizendine, and his sister, Mary Rose Milum; also his children, Karen Thompson, Barbara Davis, Donna Brizendine, David Brizendine and Kevin Brizendine; his grandchildren, Erica VanDorin, Patrick Thompson, Johny Thompson, Michael Thompson, Jean Marie Henderson, Monica Davis, Tonya Callicoat, Alex Davis, Drew Davis, Dylan Brizendine, Dakota Brizendine, Adam Brizendine and Taylor Brizendine; and many great-grandchildren. He was full of love and compassion, a friend to many. As much as he loved his family and friends, he also loved his many dogs and cats over the years. He was generous with his time and resources in his retirement years, donating both to the City Mission. Frank also volunteered as a pastoral counselor with Hospice of Huntington and was a volunteer at the VA Hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and he was a man of God. He was dearly loved, and he loved dearly. He will be missed for sure. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the Reger Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

WETZEL RAY SMITH, 63, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, following a long illness. He was born December 24, 1954 in Huntington, West Virginia, a son of the late Bobby Ray and Juanita Smith. His precious son Wetzel "Little Ray" Smith, Jr. also preceded him in death along with one brother, Bobby R. Smith, Jr. He leaves behind his loving wife Patricia Smith, who never left his side; one daughter, Christy (Greg) Jones of Barboursville, W.Va.; his special granddaughter Sierra Raye "C.C." Jones; three brothers, Rick (Linda) Smith of Kenova, W.Va., Kevin (Tracy) Smith of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Paul (Tina) Smith of Huntington, W.Va.; three sisters, Roberta (Larry) Drizzle of Raceland, Ky. Debbie (Delbert) Maynard of Huntington, and Katherine (Jeff) Nance of Proctorville, Oh.; and nieces, nephews, friends, and family too numerous to mention. The family would like to thank each and every member of the 3rd Floor Pulmonary staff at St. Mary' s Medical Center for their love and support, especially JeRose, Amanda, Ryan, and Jamie, who provided care beyond measure. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Mills and Pastor Carl Black officiating. Burial will follow at Dock' s Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

KITTY EPLING, 70, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W.Va. She was born in Burdine, Kentucky on April 15, 1948, a daughter of the late Newlon and Peggy Saulsberry Coleman. She was united in marriage on April 3, 1971, to Larry David Epling, who survives. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons: Shawn and wife Bridget Epling of Maryland and Robert Cowan of South Carolina; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; two sisters: Stacy Key and Sandra Munyan both of Maryland. Kitty was retired from the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, Maryland where she was an LPN. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in the Epling Family Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.

CHARLES PELFREY, 78, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born January 15, 1940, in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Paul and Genie Christian Pelfrey. He was the former building and maintenance supervisor for the Hotel Frederick. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Esther Ferguson Pelfrey, and stepdaughter, Rebecca Leichner. Survivors include two sons, Larry Pelfrey of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles Pelfrey Jr. of Wayne, W.Va., and two daughters, Caren Pelfrey and Jeanie Pelfrey, both of Columbus, Ohio. There will be no visitation or procession to the cemetery. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

BILLY JACK CORNWELL, 80, of Huntington, husband of Zyta Dobek Cornwell, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. He was retired from Huntington Plating. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Spurlock Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the Reger Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

DANNY LEE McMILLION, 64, of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away at home on Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was born September 10, 1953, at Dunlow, a son of the late Robert and Betty McMillion. His brother Nathan McMillion also preceded him in death. Danny served in the U.S. Army and worked in construction. He leaves behind his loving wife and companion, Polly McMillion; three children, Mary (Adam) Vannatter of Genoa, W.Va., Danny (Ginny) McMillion Jr., of Wayne, W.Va., and Crystal McMillion (Dominador Lao) of Barboursville, W.Va.; and 10 grandchildren, Jasmine, A.J., Kiana, Raegen, Haleigh, Chase, Jake, Tanner, Ava and Ryder. Also surviving are one brother, Larry (Sharon) McMillion of Dunlow; six sisters, Sue (Troy) Robinson of Wayne, Freda (Andy) Napier of Radnor, Phyllis (Wendall) Eli of Proctorville, Ohio, Charlene Ratcliff, Jackie (Jerry) Adkins and Teresa (Randy) Smith, all of Radnor, W.Va.; sister-in-law Brenda McMillion of Dunlow; and nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the McMillion Family Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 


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