OBITS August, 2018

SHIRLEY SPRY, 90, of Ranger, W.Va., widow of Noah Spry Jr., died Aug. 1, 2018 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va.; burial following in Nelson-Spry Cemetery, Ranger, W.Va. Visitation will be two hours before service.

GERALDINE FAYE HUFF, 77, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Huntington, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at her residence. Funeral Services will be conducted by Rev. Dustin Clark at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. She was born July 2, 1941 at Lick Creek, W.Va., the daughter of the late Robert and Carrie Davis Ross. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Huff; a brother, Emory Ross; and two sisters, Ann Reynolds and Doris Gooderham. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Beth Huff of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Benny Copley of Chesapeake, Ohio, Carrie and Ike Ramey of Burlington, Ky.; grandchildren include Andrew and Alicia Copley, Nathan and Hannah Copley all of Huntington, Tyler Ramey, Clay Ramey, John Huff and Rosalie Huff all of Lexington, Ky; a great grandson, Josh Copley of Huntington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lowell "Bill" and Gina Ross of Beckley, W.Va., Rob and Pat Ross of South Point, Ohio; four sisters and a brother in law, Juanita Tingle of Beckley, W.Va., Della Jones and Ada McFann both of South Point, Ohio; Carol and Roger Buckland of Beckley, W.Va., and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

WANDA LOU DUNN, 77, of Huntington, West Virginia, joined her husband in Heaven on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her children. She was born April 23, 1941, in Gallipolis, Ohio, the daughter of the late Bart and Mildred Long. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Roy Dunn, and her sister, Doris Jones. Wanda was first and foremost a homemaker, a gardener extraordinaire and a talented artist. One of her proudest moments was going back to school and finishing her education, as well as the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her four-legged companion, Panda Bear; her daughter, Theresa (Greg) Kindrick of Beckley, W.Va.; her son, Mike (Sharon) Dunn of Lavalette, W.Va.; her daughter, Marilyn (Gary) Rowe of Huntington, W.Va.; her daughter, Kathy (Mark) Holley of Hurricane, W.Va.; the grandchildren she loved, Adam, Richard, Jeremy, Kaci, Micah, Nick, Mariah and Corey. Wanda is also survived by five loving sisters, Janet Bowen, Joy Nibert, Hope Benson of Apple Grove, W.Va., Sharon Webb, Connie Hussell of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Brothers and sisters, we do not want you uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14. Wanda and her family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for their kindness and care over the last six months. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to www.hospiceofhuntington.org. A celebration of her life and God's promise will be conducted by Tracy Call at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018, at Barton Chapel Church. Burial will follow in Barton Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES BERNARD EDWARDS, 83, of Rush, Ky., passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, in Ashland Community Hospice. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday, August 10, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va., with Bishop Ray G. Sexton Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery. Charles was born November 16, 1931, in Ceredo, W.Va., a son of the late Charles and Arbutus Cyrus Edwards. He was a retired truck driver with Tri-State Motor Transit and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ward Edwards; two daughters and sons-in-law; four sons and three daughters-in-law; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Pratt. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, Friday, August 10, 2018. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rollinsfh.com.

CHARLOTTE MAE SMITH, 91, of Kenova, West Virginia, passed away at 4:15 a.m. August 6, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky, where she had moved to be closer to her brother, Vernon Smith. Charlotte was raised in Kenova, West Virginia, in a modest home on Poplar Street with her four brothers and parents. Her dad, James Lucien Smith, was Traffic Controller for Norfork & Western Railroads. Her mother, Ruth Hatten Smith, was a homemaker. Charlotte graduated from Ceredo Kenova High School and then Marshall University in 1945 with a degree in Education. She taught at Crum, Fort Gay and then Vinson High School before moving to Washington, D.C., and teaching for about 29 years in the Montgomery County School System in Silver Springs, Maryland. She retired and returned to Kenova to care for her mother in her final years. Following the passing of her mother, she was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and was successfully treated in Texas at Houston Medical Center. Charlotte took great interest in her hometown and family. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova, served as a Board Member of Dreamland Pool and supported the West Virginia Branch of the Humane Society. She had a rich pool of friends with whom she enjoyed many activities including Marshall football games and women's golf tournaments. She took an avid interest in her brother's families and her nieces and nephews. Family meant everything to her. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Lucien Benson, Delbert Weldon and Lowell Edward Smith. She is survived by her brother, Vernon Joseph Smith; her nephews, Steve, Ronnie, Donnie, Lowell, Lance and Lennie Smith; her nieces, JoLynn West, Laura Mitchell and Allison Bange; and 23 great-nieces and -nephews. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kenova on Saturday, August 11, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral at the church. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dreamland Pool Board or the Humane Society in her name. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

OSCAR NANCE, 67, of Wayne, of Wayne, WV, was reunited with Mamaw Faye on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He was born October 4, 1950 at Hogsett, West Virginia, a son of the late Climpson and Macel Nance. His loving wife, Faye Nance, also preceded him in death along with two brothers, Donald and Tommy Nance; one sister, Ellen Nelson; one step granddaughter, Valerie Nicely; and one great-grandchild, Ryland Christianson. He leaves behind two daughters, Jacqueline McCoy and Valerie Nance, both of Wayne; five stepchildren, Randall Nicely, Susie McDaniel, both of Wayne, Jeff Nicely of Toledo, OH, Tink Nicely and Melissa Nicely, both of Wayne; and special grandchildren Ava Johnson and Jaylin Hood. Also surviving are three sisters, Lois of Point Pleasant, WV, Margaret, Leona both of Wayne, Jane of Columbus, OH; and brother, Junior, of Middleton, OH; and a host of additional grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and family too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Gilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

SHAWN ROSS, 45, of Huntington, WV passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, with Elder Charles Lucas, Jr. officiating. He was born January 11, 1973 at Huntington, WV, a son of the late Verna Berry Ross and A. Keith Ross and step-mother, Malinda Ross. He was a student at Marshall University and member of the Philadelphia United Baptist Church at Lavalette, WV. He is also survived by his wife, Jessica Maynard Ross; a daughter, Breanna Ross of Huntington, WV; a sister, Toni Burt (Mike) of Huntington, WV; a brother, Rick Ross (Rainelle), also of Huntington, WV; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jesse and Carolyn Maynard of Kenova, WV; a sister-in-law, Delsie LeMaster (Jeff) of Somerset, KY; and nephews Ethan LeMaster, Adam Burt, Joshua Ross and Jonathan Ross. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at Morris Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

STEVEN GRANT STONER, 67, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018, in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Chaplain Larry "Spidey" Franz, from Bikers for Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park. Steve was born September 12, 1950, in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late James Thomas and Marge Grant Stoner. He was the owner and operator of Gino's of Kenova. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #313 of Huntington and the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club Station 29 of Huntington, his special brothers. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Grant "Jamie" Stoner (Carla); one daughter, Tiffany Stoner; his fiancee' Karen Kiser and her daughter Kimberly McComas; grandchildren Cassidy, Mason, Dylan, Emma and Zoey; sister Pam Stoner; his special Gino's family; his friends he made through the many years, and his best friend "Big Thor." Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rollinsfh.com

KAREN L. ROBERTSON, of Louisa, Ky., passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY.

Karen was born October 10, 1944 in Fort Gay, WV to the late George and Mary Alice Edwards Jr. Karen was known for her love of baking. She owned Karen's Cakes and worked in the Foodland Bakery. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Robertson and her sister Margaret Ann Waggoner. Survivors include her daughters LeeAnn (Jim) Howard and Annette (John) Gaskins; grandchildren Bobbi Howard, Jake (Megan) Gaskins, and Katie (Eric) McGinnis; great granddaughter Gracie McGinnis; and sister Mary Lynn Smith. Funeral Services for Ms. Robertson will be Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 PM with Pastor Kevin Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

DARRELL RAY ROBERTSON, 54, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on August 13, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Darrell was born Jan. 1, 1964 at Louisa, KY, the son of Ralph Robertson and the late Wanda Spears Robertson. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by a brother Ralph Dale Robertson and two sisters Sharon Kay Lockhart and Debra Lynn Robertson.

He was a disabled truck driver who served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his loving wife Roberta Hager Robertson; a daughter Jessica Hardin and husband Joey; two sons Michael Hager and wife Denise and Anthony Robertson and wife Stephanie; His father Ralph Robertson; three sisters Bonnie Wilcoxon and husband Dean, Linda Maynard and husband Steve, and Pamela Thompson and husband Mike; ten grandchildren Brooklynn (Whyatt), Noah, Jadyn, Jacob, James, Mclean, Devon, Lacretia (Doug), Josie (Dakota) and Weston; five Great Grandchildren Oliver, Karter, Tenley, Kyah, Kylie. He also leaves behind a extended family he loved Lisa Hager, Bridget (Bobby) James, and Rose Hager; and close friends Chris and Sharon Napier, Mack Cyrus, Kevin and Kathy Maynard. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 16 at 1:00 pm at the Oak Grove Church with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus and Rev. Frank Copley officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at the Robertson Cemetery on Spruce Road Fort Gay, WV following the services. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday after 6:00 pm at the Oak Grove Church.

BETTY J. NAPIER, 78, of Winter Garden, Fla., formerly of Wayne, widow of Jake Napier, died July 14, 2017 in Baton Rouge, La. She retired from Lockheed-Martin. There will be a memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne.

DEWEY SMITH JR., 76, of Kenova, WV passed away on August 14, 2018 at Heritage Center in Huntington, WV. He was born September 25, 1941 in Huntington, WV the son of Dewey Smith Sr. and Thelma Reba Neal. Dewey is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles E. Smith. Left behind to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his children; Sheila Dalgo, Christopher Smith, Angel Smith, Dewey "Mouse" Smith Jr. (Kelly), John Smith, Nellie Book and Sara Pope. Also mourning his loss, brothers, John M. Smith, Clarence E. Smith (Harriet) and very special friends, James and Nellie Hatfield, a host of other family and friends. As per his wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services. Online condolences may be expressed to family below.

BOBBY JOE BERRY, 48, of Fort Gay, WV, entered into rest August 14, 2018. He was born May 24, 1970 in Huntington, West Virginia, a son of the late Herman Lee and Lona Berry. His brother Herman Berry Jr. also preceded him in death. He leaves behind a daughter Amber Berry of Tennessee; two sons Jacob Looney Berry and Mark Lee Looney Berry of Ohio; two sisters Leona (Joshua) Dingess of Wayne, WV, Melissa (Frankie) McCloud of Genoa, WV; two brothers Carl (Charlotte) Berry of Ohio, Ricky (Bonnie) Berry of East Lynn, WV; his girlfriend Janie Lawson of Fort Gay; and friends and family too numerous to mention. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Herman Berry, Jr. Memorial Cemetery, Genoa, WV, with Rev. Herman Dingess officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Donations to assist the family with expenses can be made by following the "Appeal For Donations" tab on the left of this page..

GLENNA RAMONA ARTRIP, 65, of Lavalette, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at St. Mary痴 Medical Center, Huntington, WV. She was born February 2, 1953 at Welch, WV, a daughter of Norma Thompson of Huntington, WV, and the late Glen Howard Thompson. Glenna was a retired administrator with Mariner Health Care, and was a member of the Eastern Star. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother Norman Howard Thompson. She is also survived by her loving husband Larry Artrip of Lavalette, WV; two daughters, Terrina Blankenship of Genoa, WV and Crystal Mills of Wayne, WV; a step-son, Chris Artrip (Leanna) of Lavalette; one sister, April Schmucker of Genoa, WV; ten grandchildren, Dwight Blankenship, Katie Blankenship, Tristan Blankenship, Shane Blankenship, Ethan Meade, Emily Mills, Joshua Mills, Carrie Broce, Taylor Thompson, and Tommy Artrip; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV.

VIRGIL LYNN CROCKETT, 87, of Wayne, W.Va., went peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was born July 22, 1931 at Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Sylvester and Minnie Crockett. His loving wife of 53 years, Nellie Beatrice Adkins Crockett also preceded him in death, along with several brothers and sisters, Ann Gail Mullen, Martha Simpkins, Marie Crockett, Carroll Crockett, Lewis Golden "Shorty" Crockett, and Lee Crockett. Virgil was a retired welder from Huntington Steel with 38 years of service. He leaves behind two sons, Virgil (Patricia) Crockett of Wayne, David (Laura) Crockett of Barboursville, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Aaron) Napier and Justin Crockett of Wayne; great grandchildren Alexas Napier and Gavin Napier; special caregivers Betty Belcher and Linda Runyon, both of Wayne; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Michael Booth officiating. Burial will follow in the S.M. Adkins Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

NILENE SUE RAMEY, 72, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was born September 11, 1945, at Man, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Wanice and Myrtle Napier Walls. Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Wandel, Wayne, Johnny, Donald and Ronnie, and two sisters, Lynn Clay and Ida Frye. Nilene retired from Cabell Huntington Hospital in 2009 with 43 years of service. She leaves behind her loving husband of 55 years, Odell Ramey; her children, Karen (Mark) Howerton of Lavalette, W.Va., and Shannon (Christine) Ramey of Huntington, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Courtney Howerton and Easton Ramey, both of Huntington; one sister, Maxine Martin of Wichita Falls, Texas; and friends and family too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Infant SPENCER REED EKERS, of Prichard, WV, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 1, 2018 in Huntington, WV, a son of Nathan Michael Ekers and Christina Louise Wellman. Additional survivors include a sister, Kylei Rose Ekers; three brothers, William Body Wellman, Tristan Blake Ekers, Tucker Ekers; and grandparents, William and Donna Ekers, John Wellman and Elaine Wellman. Private services will be held for the family. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VOLLA MAYNARED, 95, of Huntington, WV, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Abbyshire Place in Bidwell, OH. Funeral Services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV with Elder Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the S-D Copley Cemetery, Dunlow, WV. He was born February 22, 1923 at Dunlow, WV, a son of the late Mose D. and Sara Jane Williamson Maynard. Volla retired as a self-employed Timber Sawyer. He was a member of the Echo United Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Neltha Williamson, Odessa Baker, Opal Violet Olson, and Olena Marcum; four brothers, Lonnie, Donald, Stolla, and Leonard Maynard. He is survived by two daughters, Vollena Clay (David) of Huntington, WV, and Vickie Kutscher (Jimmie) of Jacksonville, FL; two sons, Van Kenny Maynard of Wilsondale, WV, and V.J. Maynard of Wayne, WV; six grandchildren, Deanna, Vickie, Stacie, Amy, Kandice, and Lonnie; two great-grandchildren, Nolan, and Morgan; one great-great-grandchild, Kennedy; one sister, Oneida Parsons of Texas. Visitation will be Noon until service time at the funeral home.

THELMA JEAN PARSLEY BASH, 84, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. She was born October 2, 1933, in Kenova, W.Va., a daughter of the late Keather and Pauline LeMaster Parsley. Thelma retired from Great American Floor Care after over 50 years of service. She was a member of Kenova United Methodist Church, and Thelma was a huge UK basketball fan. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Rusty" Bash; a son, Michael Lee Bash; a granddaughter, Tina Hibbard; a brother, Sherrill Parsley; and a sister-in-law, Faye Parsley. She is survived by one daughter, Debby (Michael) Hibbard of Kenova, W.Va.; three granddaughters, Lisa (Phil) Fraley, Jamie Dawn (Christopher) Brown and Mikka Leann Bash (Ray Jordan); seven great-grandchildren, Morgan Catalina (Alex) Middleton, Ryen, Ethan and Reese Fraley, Kyler Brown and Caiden and Kayleb Jordan; great-great-grandchildren, Elijah, River and Shiloh Middleton; a brother, Howard Parsley; a sister, Sharon (Clifford) Canterbury; special friends, Jim Maddox and Brenda Bocook; her helpers, Doris Skeens, Brenda Marcum and Bonnie Lee; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Richards officiating. Visitation will be two hours before the service. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

DONALD LEE SMITH, 73, of Huntington, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 17, 2018, at home. He was born May 27, 1945, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Dewey Smith and Annabell (Clark) Smith. Donald was a proud Vietnam Veteran! He is preceded in death along with his parents; his late loving wife, Barbara Jane Smith; grandson, Tanner Edwards; sister, Wilma Vanhorn; and son-in-law, Eric Freeman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory daughters, Sonia Freeman, Donna Hutchinson, Valerie Kelley, Kelly Edwards and Jeani Heck; sons, Eric Ray Smith, Dale Urban and Eddie Wikel (Shellie); sisters, Marcella Odom and Betty Cabbell; and brother, June Smith. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Donovan (Erin), Stephanie, Paige, Jessie, Jered, Erica Ludwig, Erica Smith, Drake, Tyler, Travis, Grace, Kala, Haley (Cameron), Darian, Ernie, Billy, Dezeria, Destiny, Ella, Isaiah, Jeremy, Ian (Stacey), Christie, Michael and Tori; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Robertson, officiating. Family will welcome friends at noon. Burial will follow service at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

BERNARD LYNN "BO" ADKINS, 66, of Wayne, W.Va., entered into rest on Friday, August 17, 2018. He was born February 8, 1952 at West Hamlin, W.Va., a son of the late Perry M. and Freda Porter Adkins. His grandparents John and Amma Porter and Gallie Adkins of Salt Rock, W.Va., also preceded him in death. Bernard was loved by many and always willing to help anyone in need. He leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Beverly June Adkins; one daughter, Vanessa Lynn (Jason) Scott of Wayne; sons Joshua B. (Michelle) Adkins of Crum, Joshua L. Adkins of Wayne, and Dominic Adkins- Stepp (Brittany) of Wayne; three brothers Cecil (Joyce) Adkins of Ona, W.Va., John (Marlene) Adkins and Darrell (AnneKa) Adkins, of Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters, Gloria Lewicz of Toledo, Oh., and Violet Adkins of Huntington; and nieces nephews, family and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday 22, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Cedar Cliff Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 -9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

DONALD LESLIE "RUSTY" GALLION JR., 63, of Morgantown, W.Va., formerly of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, in Ruby Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Pastor Kevin Lantz officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Rusty was born December 18, 1954, in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Donald Leslie Gallion Sr. and the late Loretta Darlene Evans Gallion. He was a retired co-founder and CEO of FCX Systems. He is survived by four children, Leslie Marchio (John), Aaron Gallion (Ashlee), Bryan Gallion and Matthew Gallion; five grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Marchio, Anna Lantz, Ava and Addyson Gallion; one sister and brother-in-law, Sheree Jayne Dean (David "JoJo"); and special companion, Christine Festa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

SANDRA KAY NAPIER ALDERMAN, 69, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away surrounded by her children on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Originally from Wayne County, W.Va., she was preceded in death by her parents, Charley Napier Sr. and Lola Ross Napier, and stepmother, Helen Faye Adkins Napier. She is survived by her children, Donna Gehrsitz (Paul) of Charlotte, N.C., Patricia Truel (Brad) of Stratford, Wis., Steven Puskas (Jeff) of Charlotte, N.C., and Amy Berry (Tim) of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Linsay Ammons (Jake), Andrew Gehrsitz, Bradley Truel, Blossom Truel and John Truel; great-grandchildren, Rylee, Isaac and Ian Ammons; and siblings, Gail Napier Brozek (Steve) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charley Napier Jr. of Hamlin, W.Va. There will be a graveside memorial service officiated by Jerry Casteel, 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Ross Cemetery on Laurel Creek Road, East Lynn, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, which was very supportive and caring in her final months.

CARL LESTER PARSLEY, 88, of Genoa, WV went home to be with the Lord on Sunday August 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Carl was born Jan. 27, 1930 at Crum, WV, a son of the late George Washington and Martha Meade Parsley. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Lilly Crum Parsley and children Shirley Baisden and Terry Parsley. Carl loved his family, the outdoors and gardening. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Crum Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Inis Farrington Parsley; four daughters Lora Campbell and husband Lenny, Phyllis Thompson and husband Greg, Rhonda Preston, and Jennifer Crum; a son Larry Parsley and wife Doris; a daughter-in-law Jeanette Parsley; step son Terry Pugh; and step daughter Martha Greer and husband David; a sister Pauline Webb and husband Noah; and a brother Ralph Parsley and wife Audrey; 17 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, and 9 Step Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Lenwood Campbell officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Parsley Family Cemetery at Stone Coal, WV. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

CAROLYN SUE BAKER, 71, of Huntington, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018, in The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Mike Ansell and Pastor Greg Milum. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. She was born November 14, 1946, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Christopher and Mildred Jones Baker. She was a member of the New Covenant Pentecostal Church and a Sunday school teacher. Carolyn was a teacher for 31 years at Kellogg Elementary School. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles David Baker. Survivors include a sister, Donna Baker; nieces, Billi Lynn Gore, Christina and Jessica Baker; cousins, Sharon Shockley, Debbie Dunfee, Clare Jean Hatfield, Patty Halkinrude and Nancy Naumoff. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reger Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

CHRISTINE FRANCES (DOW) WEBB, 83, of Fort Gay, WV passed from this life to her heavenly home on Monday, August 20. 2018 at the Jordan Center surrounded by loved ones. Christine was born September 3, 1934 in Lumberton, NC. In addition to her parents Marion Dow, Katie Dow Thompson and stepfather Fred Thompson, she was preceded in death by her first husband Richard Thompson; sons Steve Thompson and Mitchell Webb; sister Dorothy Artrip; brother Bobby Dow; grandson Stuart Wellman and her loving husband of 59 years, Edgle C. Webb. She is survived by her son Rick Thompson; daughters Fontella (Charlie) Brewer, Patty (Butch) O達rian and Diana (Mickey) Thompson; grandchildren Steve (Stephanie) Thompson, Travis (Amanda) O達rian, Wes (Kristi) Thompson, Rachel (Drew) Bailey, Annie Weible, Katie O達rian, Wade Thompson, Taylor Brewer, and Dalton Thompson; 13 great grandchildren; and special brother in law Martin (John) Artrip. Christine was of the Baptist faith and attended Rush Branch Church for many years. She loved and served the Lord and was a great inspiration to all who knew her. Her beautiful voice singing praises was known to many. Her faith, love and guidance will be missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mack Ray Cyrus, Brother Tom Kitts and Brother Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynch Cemetery in Fort Gay, WV. Visitation will be Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Special thanks to all her friends who visited her over the years, the staff of the Jordan Center for the care she received, and to Karen, Sherry, John, Connie and Irene for the kind words and loving consideration.

WYNEMIA "TOOTSIE" STAPLETON KITCHEN, 80, of Milton, W.Va., passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. She was born December 28, 1937 in Floyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Raymond and Emma Stapleton. Her brother Howard Stapleton, also preceded her in death along with her nephew Shawn Stapleton. Wynemia worked 30 years as a nursing supervisor in Louisa, Ky., and loved her nursing career. Following her retirement, she continued as a lifetime nurse taking care of several members of her immediate family. Most of all, Wynemia loved the Lord and her family. Survivors include four sons and one daughter; Kevin (Allison) Arbaugh of Louisa, Jake (Tina) Arbaugh of Ashland, Ky., Raymond (Lisa) Nolan of Lavalette, W.Va., Michael (Sandy) Nolan of Hurricane, W.Va., and Teena (Rick) Brown of Louisa; her former daughter-in-law, Sherry Arbaugh of Ashland, Ky.; she was blessed with nine very special grandchildren, Amanda Arbaugh, Brian Arbaugh, Ricky Brown, Vanessa Kersey, C.D. Arbaugh, Nicholas Nolan, Aaron Nolan, Samuel Nolan, and Andrew Nolan; and six great-grandchildren, Trinity, Taelynn, and Witten Arbaugh, Scarlett and Maddie Kersey, and Emma Brown. Special thanks to Hospice of Huntington, Moses Family Practice, and her special friend and caregiver Angie Caudill. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Louisa, Ky., with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Vaughn Cemetery c\o Marie Rowe 157 Peter Cave Road, Wayne, WV 25570. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kitchen family.

ELAINE GAIL RIGGS CRAYCRAFT, 75, of Kenova, W.Va., was united with her Savior Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Elaine was born July 3, 1943, in Kenova, W.Va., a daughter of the late Andrew Wayne and Reba Ball Riggs. She was a graduate of C-K High School and retired from the Wayne County School system, where she was the secretary at Ferndale Elementary and Northern Wayne County Vocational School. Elaine was a member of First Baptist Church of Kenova and was a children's Sunday school teacher there and at 20th Street Baptist Church for most of her life. She loved quilting, needlework and spending time outdoors; but most of all, she loved God and her family passionately. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dale Craycraft. Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marsha Riggs and Wilda Milam (Willie); one brother and sister-in-law, Bernard Riggs (Nancy); a sister-in-law, Rachel Craycraft; one niece, Lora Billups; three nephews, David Riggs (Tami), Steve Milam (Melissa) and Joe Milam (Beth); three great-nieces, Emily Billups, Jenna Billups and Kathryn Riggs; four great-nephews, Gabe Milam, Zack Milam, Cameron Armstrong and Andrew Riggs; one aunt, Katie McCallister (Jim); one uncle, Carlos Ball (Mary); and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, with Pastor Steve Willis officiating. Interment will follow in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Huntington and Right At Home Healthcare. Donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Center in Elaine's name. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

WYNEMIA "TOOTSIE" STAPLETON KITCHEN, 80, of Milton, W.Va., passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. She was born December 28, 1937, in Floyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Raymond and Emma Stapleton. Her brother, Howard Stapleton, also preceded her in death, along with her nephew, Shawn Stapleton. Wynemia worked 30 years as a nursing supervisor in Louisa, Ky., and loved her nursing career. Following her retirement, she continued as a lifetime nurse, taking care of several members of her immediate family. Most of all, Wynemia loved the Lord and her family. Survivors include four sons and one daughter, Kevin (Allison) Arbaugh of Louisa, Ky., Jake (Tina) Arbaugh of Ashland, Ky., Raymond (Lisa) Nolan of Lavalette, W.Va., Michael (Sandy) Nolan of Hurricane, W.Va., and Teena (Rick) Brown of Louisa, Ky.; her former daughter-in-law, Sherry Arbaugh of Ashland, Ky.; she was blessed with nine very special grandchildren, Amanda Arbaugh, Brian Arbaugh, Ricky Brown, Vanessa Kersey, C.D. Arbaugh, Nicholas Nolan, Aaron Nolan, Samuel Nolan and Andrew Nolan; and six great-grandchildren, Trinity, Taelynn and Witten Arbaugh, Scarlett and Maddie Kersey and Emma Brown. Special thanks to Hospice of Huntington, Moses Family Practice and her special friend and caregiver, Angie Caudill. There will be a celebration of life 4 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Louisa, Ky., with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Vaughn Cemetery c/o Marie Rowe, 157 Peter Cave Road, Wayne, WV 25570. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kitchen family.

MR. CLYDE MAYNARD, 88, of Lavalette, formerly of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2018, in Cornerstone Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 2 p.m., with visitation from noon to service time, at Morris Funeral Home in Wayne, with Brothers Roger Maynard and Jason Ross officiating. Burial service will follow in Silas Copley Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. Clyde was born on April 23, 1930, a son of the late Jarrett R. Maynard and Gracie Perry Maynard in Wayne County, W.Va. He attended Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Ohio. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Zenira C. Maynard; a son, David Jarrett Maynard; a brother, Gene Maynard; and a sister, Almedith Workman. Surviving Clyde are his two precious sons, Dan and Shawn Maynard of Michigan and Dennis Clyde Maynard and Vanessa Riddle of Lavalette, W.Va.; two granddaughters, Michelle Kulbars and Danielle Shick; and three great-grandchildren, David Marshal, Tyler Wild and Elma; seven sisters, Flora and Tennis Maynard of Deland, Fla., Alberta Queen, Thelma and Millard Baisden, Lula and Ronnie Meade, Gloria Maynard, all of Huntington, W.Va., Delilah Grunlob of Tennessee and Diana and Thurman Rowe of Lavalette, W.Va. And four surviving brothers are Loyd D. Maynard of Tampa, Fla., and E.J. and Hazel Maynard of Margate, Fla., Glenn and Mimi Maynard of Kenova and Dewey and Gail Maynard of Huntington. He had many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly, plus a wonderful caregiver, Mary McGraw. Clyde Maynard was led by principle. Dad loved God, his family and country. He proudly served his country during the Korean conflict, spending 18 months in combat, receiving five Bronze Stars from all five major battles, along with many citations and combat awards. Clyde was a mason and lifelong member in good standing with the Westgate Lodge #520. Dad's passions were American and military history, political science and baseball. He couldn't be fooled on these subjects and could probably teach the Marshall professor a thing or two. He always treated people with respect and you knew where he stood. He started cutting timber at age 12 with his brother Gene and always paid his debts and never wanted special treatment. Dad lost his wife and sacrificed his life to raise his young boys on his own. There is not enough that can be said about how proud we are that Clyde Maynard is our dad. He retired from Cadillac motors in Detroit, Michigan, with 30 years of service. After retirement, Dad wanted to come back to his Wayne County, West Virginia, to be near his loving family. Dad's final resting place is near the old homestead. Our darling dad, we love you; we miss you. To my darling: I asked God to let this letter find you. I can't say it was love at first sight. In fact, I can't remember the first time we met or I laid my eyes on you. It just seems to me you were there everywhere I went. I guess you could say you just kind of grew on me. I learned to recognize your voice, and it was a comfort to me. In your eyes I could see the passion and love you had for me. My eyes would light up when I saw you coming to me. I would reach for you and in your arms you would take me, and it's here I felt the safest. We spent a lot of time together, you and I. You did most of the talking; I did most of the listening. At night you would tuck me in, and in the morning you would be gone again. To provide for me, you worked hard; you worked long. You protected me. Almost like clockwork you would be back again. You and I spending time again. You played with me and read to me; in a crowd or in danger you were around; it was your hand that I found. If I grew tired or I was scared, in your arms I felt no fear. You called me your darling; you called me your son. You told me just have fun. You taught me about God; you taught me morals. You taught me about great men; you taught me on God and myself to depend. You sacrificed for me so I could go places you never've been. You said if I fall, you would catch me. To have no fear, to reach for the sky, you would be near. You gave me confidence when I had none. Like clockwork you were gone again, back again, you and I spending time again. I did most the talking. You did most the listening. I grew tall. I grew strong. I was bigger. I knew more than you. I reached for the sky, I spread my wings, I learned to fly, is what I did. Around the world is where I went, without morals that you sent. Like clockwork. I was gone again. Back again, you and I spending less time. Above the clouds is where I flew; having fun is what I did. Sacrifices I wouldn't take. Heartaches, all I could make. To a different view is where I flew, above the clouds, where no one knew. Self-absorbed, forgetting all I knew. Lots of chances did I have, wasted all is what I did. Fly straight. I would not. Fly loops is what I did. Stop I could not. Like clockwork I was gone again, back again, you and I spending less time. Different and bigger, faster and higher is what I knew. A disgrace is what I became. Far and hard is how I fell. Alone and ashamed is how I felt. Smart I was not, and God I forgot. Mistakes are all I made. You called me your darling. You called me your son. How could this be? Look how far I am from where we began. To the sound of your voice I walked. It was a comfort to me. Your eyes lit up when you saw me coming to you. I could see in your eyes the passion and love you had for me. Your arms reached to me. In your arms you held me. You kissed me. Your love, you said, would always reach me. You called me your darling. You called me your son. You picked me up again. Here we go again, almost where we began. Like clockwork, I was gone again, back again. You and I spending time together again. Your eyes became dimmer than mine. My voice became a comfort to you. In my eyes you could see the passion and love I had for you. Your eyes would light up when you saw me coming to you. I would reach for you, and in my arms I would take you, and it's here you felt the safest. At night I would tuck you in. I read to you. I held you, too. In a crowd or danger around, it was my hand that you found. I protected you. If you grew tired or were scared, in my arms you felt no fear. I called you my darling; I called you my dad. I told you if you fall, I would catch you. Just have fun. Have no fear, to reach for the sky, I would be near. I gave you confidence. Your hand I did not hold. I just couldn't let you go. You are the greatest man I know. On my knees I fell. To the God I knew, I begged for you. I prayed for you. I cried for you. Higher than I ever flew and farther than I've ever gone, heaven is where you went. Everywhere I fly. Everywhere I go. Inside of me, you will always be. You are the best part of me. Anyone will ever know. I am proud to call you my darling. I am proud to call you my dad. I love you. Till we meet again. Love, your son, Dennis Clyde Maynard.

MICHAEL WAYNE SMITH, 60, went to be with his Lord on August 22, 2018, while surrounded by his family at his farm in Ashland, Kentucky. His memorial service will be held this Monday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Tri-State Worship Center in South Point, Ohio. Mike was born on September 17, 1957, to Charles "Shorty" and Margaret Ann Smith. He grew up in C-K and graduated from Vinson High School. Mike married his wife, Susan, in 1976, and the couple had three children, Jessie Ann, Charles Michael and Andrew Paul Smith. The family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in 1983, where Mike owned and operated a flooring company. They returned to Huntington in 1991. Mike was the owner of Empire Metal Recycling in Huntington and later Atlas Metal Recycling in Ceredo. Mike was an avid classic car restorer. He loved fishing in the lake at his farm and spending time with his family. He also loved his employees over the years, whom he considered part of his extended family. Mike is preceded in death by his father, Shorty, and his brother, Billy. He is survived by his mother, Margaret; wife, Susan; three children, Jessie, Michael (Maurica) and Drew; three grandchildren, Christina Grace Nicole Perego, Madelynn Ainsley Faith Perego and Gianna Isabelle Smith; and three dogs, Cadie, Bella and Lilly. 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.

HEARL EDWARD LOCKHART, 82, died Aug. 23, 2018 at home in Petersburg, Va. He is formerly of Huntington and the husband of Mary Holloman Lockhart. He was a football coach in Crum and in Ironton. Friends may visit with his family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crater Road Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, Petersburg. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be a graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Harrisonburg, VA. Donations can be made to Aseracare Hospice, 8001 Franklin Farms Drive, Suite 116, Richmond, VA 23229. www.ealvinsmall.com.

ROGER DALE ELLIS, 65, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Saturday August 25, 2018, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor John Harris officiating. Burial will be in Porter-Ellis Cemetery, Beech Fork, W.Va. Roger was born April 4, 1953, a son of the late Pearly and Doris Porter Ellis. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jesse, and two brothers, Michael and Billie. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Lovejoy of Ellenboro, N.C.; three sons, Westley Ellis of Spring Hill, Fla., Jason Fowler of Forest City, N.C., and Jason Ellis of Charleston, W.Va.; six sisters, Shelia Daniels, Doris Harris, Maudella Ellis, Kitty Eaves, Vesta Parrish and Tammy Akers; two brothers, Herman Ellis and John Adkins; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion, Jean Walters. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman's Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JIMMIE DALE GUE, 83, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Ron Joplin. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. He was born April 8, 1935, in Huntington, a son of the late Alma and Barbara Gue. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Julie Smith. He is survived by his wife, Emily Jean Thompson Gue; two daughters, Sherry London of Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Lauraetta (Brian) Perdue of East Lynn, W.Va.; three sons, Thomas Gue of Concord, N.C., Jimi (Collette) Gue of Winfield, W.Va., and Joshua Gue of Ashland, Ky.; son-in-law, Dennis (Tammy) Smith of Barboursville; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

HENRIETTA HOPE WILLIAMS KEYSER, 86, departed this life peacefully at The Osborn retirement community in Rye, N.Y., on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Henrietta was born on April 26, 1932, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Henry F. Williams and Cavanaugh Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert Hugh Keyser. Henrietta grew up in Westmoreland and was a member of the class of 1949 at Vinson High School. She graduated from Marshall College and was a member of Tri-Sigma sorority. While at Marshall, she met and fell in love with her future husband, Rupert "Rupe," and they were married in Huntington in 1951. She was a teacher in the Logan County school system, a teacher and Principal at Fairland East Elementary School and an educational consultant for Ohio University. "Hank" was an avid homemaker and gardener who loved being home with her children. Hank and Rupe enjoyed traveling and spending time with family, especially their six grandchildren. A favorite family trip was the Keyser/Romine adventure by train out west to see Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Upon retirement, Hank and Rupe relocated to Winston-Salem, N.C., and then Rye, New York, to be near their children. At the time of her death, Henrietta was a member of the Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham, N.Y. Always kind and compassionate, Hank lived life to the fullest, using her faith as a beacon in all that she did. She will be greatly missed by the people in her life who loved her. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Paul Williams, Walter Williams and Joe Williams. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey L. (Beja) Keyser of Pelham, N.Y.; her daughter, Mary Ann Romine (Chuck) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and her grandchildren, Meredith (Geoff) Blanding, Elizabeth Keyser, Edward Keyser, Thomas Keyser, Jeffrey Phillip Keyser and Alexander Romine. A visitation and remembrance service celebrating Henrietta's life will be held at the Woodmere Memorial Park chapel, Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday, August 30, at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by burial in Woodmere. Reverend Eric Porterfield of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington, will lead the services.

THELMA McCOMAS, 89, of Wooster, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James McComas officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691 and Matt痴 House 303 N 5th St. Chandler, IN 47610. Thelma was born December 19, 1928 in Prichard, WV to Frank and Minnie {Michael} Gilkerson. She married Rev. Claude McComas on September 27, 1946 in Louisiana, KY. He passed away on September 9, 2003. She worked for the Apple Creek Development Center. They attended the First Baptist Church in Wooster. She loved to crochet and read. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, and spending time with her grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids.

Thelma will be deeply missed by her daughter Linda (Ray) Coblentz of Apple Creek; grandchildren Timothy (Christy) Coblentz of Rittman and Rodney (Alice) Coblentz of Shreve; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Kimberly Coblentz, sisters Dolores Gilkerson and Dorothy Lycan, brothers James, Claude, Charles, Darvin and Herbert Gilkerson.

DOROTHY MARIE LESTER, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord August 26, 2018. She was born October 3, 1933, in Wayne County, W.Va., daughter of the late Joseph and Polly Adkins. She was a member of Bowen Ridge Church. She was also preceded in death by one son, Randy Lester; three brothers, Hallie, Howard and Homer Adkins; four sisters, Tiny Adkins, Edna Baker, Hastie Thacker and Hazel Schneider. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wetzel Lester Jr.; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Wendell Adkins of Huntington; daughter-in-law, Vickie Lester; one brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Winifred Adkins of Akron, Ohio; four grandchildren, Beth (Dale) Ramey of Branchland, W.Va., Brandy (Kevin) Floyd of Lumberton, N.C., Jason (Ashley) Adkins of Fort Collins, Colo., Jodi (Jr.) Hammond of Huntington; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Ramey, Josiah and Jadon Hammond. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Ronnie Eplin and Pastor Jesse Lacy. Burial will be in Marion Adkins Cemetery. The family would like to thank Hospice House of Huntington for the excellent care that was given. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JACKIE LEE THACKER, 80, of Kenova, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Mr. Thacker was born June 27, 1938, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Mary Thacker. He is also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Mr. Thacker is survived by three daughters, Krystal (Don) McComas, Tammey (Robert) Fuller and Amanda Ramey; one son, Michael (Margie) Thacker; one sister, Penny (David) Caldwell; one brother, Goble (Brenda) Cooper; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral for Mr. Thacker will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Evans Funeral Home, Raceland, Ky., with Evangelist Billy Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Caroline Cemetery, Raceland, Ky. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the funeral home. Evans Funeral Home, Raceland, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE EMERSON SAUNDERS, of Huntington, W.Va., peacefully went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Born in Nellis, W.Va., to Millard F. Saunders and Sadie Belle Elswick-Saunders, he went on to graduate from Berkeley Springs High School in Morgan County, W.Va. George married Dolores R. Saunders of Kiahsville, W.Va., and remained married to the love of his life for 61 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Phyllis Belcher and Gladys Delancy, and son, Millard Saunders. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; son, Terrence D. "Terry" Saunders and his wife Ginger of Graham, N.C.; George E. Saunders II and his wife Tracey of Huntington, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and more than 30 nieces and nephews. George retired from the United States Navy as a Petty Officer First Class, Gunners Mate Missile, and was a member of the Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church of Wayne, W.Va., for 61 years. He will be remembered for his love, sense of humor and giving green apple bubble gum to the kids right before church service. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Brothers Art Mathis, Leonard Napier and Sam Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Mathis Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JUDITH L. WEBB, 68, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Pastor Danny Krantz officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne. She was born August 4, 1950, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Oscar and Opal Napier. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Rodney Webb of Lavalette; one son, Alex Webb (Sandy) of Wayne; one daughter, Veronica Rose (Floyd) of Ansted, W.Va.; one brother, Gary Napier (Carolyn) of East Lynn; two sisters, Ama Napier of Huntington and Patty Blankenship (Raymond) of Wayne; five grandchildren, Aaryn Webb, A.J. Rose, Hailey Rose, Shelby Rose and Lily Rose; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home.

SCOTT PETERS, 35, of Fort Gay, WV passed away August 29, 2018 following a sudden illness. Scott was born March 10, 1983 at Columbus, Ohio the son of Barbara Evans and Nathaniel Peters. He was an employee of Subway in Catlettsburg, KY. Survivors include his mother Barbara Evans of Marengo, OH; Father Nathaniel Peters of Mt. Vernon, OH; Step Father Paul David McGinnis of Columbus, OH; Maternal Grandparents Clyde and Betty Evans of Fort Gay, WV; Paternal Grandmother Betty Bowling of Mt. Vernon, OH; sister Stephanie Ann Peters of Mt. Vernon, OH; two brothers Paul David McGinnis Jr. of Marengo, OH and Maverick Nathaniel Peters of Mt. Vernon, OH; Uncles Brian Evans and Dan (Teresa) Peters; Aunt Janice (Jim) Seymour; Nephews Kaleb Temple, Jordan Stanley, and Mason Peters; several cousins. He is preceded in death by his Paternal Grandfather Erman Peters and a Uncle Jackie Peters. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Sept. 4th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery at Webb, WV. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

RUBY WATTS, 100, of Fort Gay, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at her home. Ruby was born April 12, 1918 in Wayne County, WV to the late William and Stella Watts. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a lifelong member of the Fort Gay United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Edith Brewer and Hazel Scott Edwards. Survivors include her sisters Lois Hewlett of Georgetown, KY, Madge McCloud of Louisa, KY and Treva Short of Louisa, KY; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver Cecil Pauley. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, September 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kyle Peake officiating. Burial will follow in the Fort Gay Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

DANNETT ADKINS, 50, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at her mother's residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018, by Rev. Willis Gibson. Burial will be in Crook Cemetery. She was born March 7, 1968, at Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Barbara Hammond Adkins of Huntington and the late David Wesley Adkins. She is also survived by one son, David Tyrell Adkins of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Nicole Annette Adkins Watts of Huntington; two sisters, Treva (Rob) Sullivan of Lavalette and Mary Adkins of Huntington; four grandchildren; nephews Alex, Noah and Tad; nieces Maggie and Stephanie. The love of her life were her cats. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JAMES KENNER CHAPPEL, 76, of Lavalette, W.Va., died Friday, August 31, 2018, at his residence. He was born May 16, 1942, in Montgomery, W.Va., a son of the late John Edward and Gladys Edgnor Chappel. James was a self-employed mechanic. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Roberta Coleman, Florene Lively, Lillian Bowyer; and three brothers, John Chappel Jr., Herbert Chappel and Curtis Chappel. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Joyce Gay Taylor Chappel; a stepson, Warren Watts of Huntington; two grandchildren, Nicole and Tyrell; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Elmwood Cemetery Annex. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EMMA MARIE WATTS, 79, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. She was born on October 25, 1938, in Wayne, a daughter of the late Fletcher and Louise Sexton Chinn. She is also preceded in death by three brothers, Buster, Fletcher and Jack Chinn, and one sister, Jeanette May. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and John Chandler; one son, Glenn Watts; two grandchildren, Joshua Bolen (Becci) and Katherine Bolen; and four great-grandchildren, Abbigail, J.D., Olivia Bolen and Zach Havens. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, with Rev. James Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in Bowen Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

MIKE MULLENS, 72, of South Point, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born July 29, 1946, in McAlester, Oklahoma, son of the late Howard L. Mullens and Tishie M. Moulton. He was a member of Westmoreland Baptist Church. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Jane Mullens; daughter, Kelli Helton of South Point, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Kelli Mullens, Milton, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jake Helton, Noah Mullens, Grace Mullens and Josh Helton; brother, Howard (Lori) Mullens; sister, Kaye (Tom) Savory; brother, Gregory (Lee Anne) Mullens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Philip and Diane Daniel; nephews, Shane (Kelly) Overby, Scott Overby; niece, Angie (Brent) Jolicoeur. Mike retired from Heiner's Bakery after 27 years. He loved his co-workers and invested in their lives. Mike enjoyed watching sports and loved playing golf with his buddies. Mike always enjoyed being around his family He was so proud of his grandkids. He was always bragging about them. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2018, at Reger Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at Reger Funeral Home by Dr. C.J. Adkins. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

HUGH O'BRIEN, 58, of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born November 23, 1959 at Spencer, W.Va., a son of the late John and Freda O達rien. Also preceding him in death are paternal grandparents, Boyd and Icie O達rien; maternal grandparents, Millard and Ersie Preston; brothers Glen Edward O達rien and Britt Allen O達rien; one sister, Teresa O達rien Napier; and one nephew Shad Napier. Survivors include his loving wife, Lynn O達rien; two sons, Allen Stumbo, and Ryan Stumbo (Eulonda Perry), of Dunlow; one daughter, Jessica O達rien of Ohio; five grandchildren Jonathon, Jacob, Alli, Joshua and special granddaughter, Adrian Grace Stumbo; as well as his special "child" Kaley Belg. Also surviving are four sisters, Margaret Lycans, Sandy Perry, Brenda (Larry) Ferguson, Kitty (Bobby) Cassidy, all of Genoa, W.Va.; one brother, Jay O達rien, also of Genoa; nieces, Christi (Tom) Harmon of Huntington, W.Va., Samantha (Sean) Meddings of Genoa, Kati (Trevor) Marcum of Wayne, Nicole O達rien of Huntington, and Hester (Chad) Gilman of Dunlow; nephews Jody (Andrea) Perry of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Nick (Katie Jo) Ferguson of Huntington, and Justin O達rien also of Huntington; great nieces and nephews, Curtis, Olivia, Whitney, Tess, Gunner, Madelyn, Ike, Easton, Preslea, Tucker, Kelsey, Ford, Alta, and Elbert; and his special O達rien family from Spencer, West Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Ferguson Cemetery of Dunlow. Visitation will be held from 6 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Forever in our hearts, infant BENJAMIN LYLE STAPLETON, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Samantha Fields. Benjamin was deeply loved by his parents, Abbie Fields and George Stapleton, of Wayne, W.Va.; paternal grandmother Kathy Simpkins of Lavalette, W.Va.; maternal grandfather, Ronnie Fields, Jr., of Huntington, W.Va.; paternal grandfather Rick (Patty) Stapleton of East Lynn, W.Va.; and uncles, aunts, and cousins too numerous to mention. There will be no services. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.