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October 1, 2014Obituaries


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West Virginia

MARY J. DOTSON, 88, of Ellicott City, Md., formerly of Huntington, died Sept. 29. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. (01-Oct) Details

HELEN D. FRALEY, 90, of Kenova, widow of Bernard Fraley, died Sept. 29 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. (01-Oct) Details

ANGELA MECHELLE JEFFERS FUGATE, 44 of Hamlin, W.Va., wife of Travis Shane Fugate, died Sept. 29. Memorial service will be held at a later date. (01-Oct) Details

LOIS BELLE "NANNIE" HAMBY JUSTICE, 69, of Matewan, W.Va., died Sept. 29 at her home. Services will be 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel. (01-Oct) Details

PAUL FRANKLIN OPP, JR., 77, of Huntington, formerly of Springfield, Ill., husband of Pauly Opp, died Sept. 23 at home. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Graveside services will be... (01-Oct) Details

NANCY LINSENMEYER ALUISE, 84, of Huntington, died at Woodland's Retirement Community on Sunday, September 28, 2014. She was born January 28, 1930 in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late George... (01-Oct) Details

MADALENE COYNER, 85 years, 4 months, of Barboursville, passed away peacefully at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House on Monday, September 29, 2014, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Coyner was born... (01-Oct) Details

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN, 89, died in New York City on September 27 after a long illness. Born in Huntington, the son of Jack A. and Lydia Cohen Goldstein, he attended Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield... (01-Oct) Details

CARA LYNN HARRIS, 53, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary... (01-Oct) Details

MARGARET RATLIFF HOFSTETTER, 101, passed away at the Woodlands Retirement Community, September 28, 2014. Margaret was born in Weston, W.Va., July 9, 1913, the daughter of the late Walter and Wealthy... (01-Oct) Details

SAUNDRA MARIE KIRBY, 45, of Ona, W.Va., passed away September 30, 2014, at home. She was born October 7, 1968, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, a daughter of Margaret Green Reid of Jamaica and the late... (01-Oct) Details

BOBBY LEE STOWERS, 63, of Alum Creek, W.Va., formerly of Chapmanville, W.Va., husband of Karen Sue Stowers, died Sept. 27 at CAMC General Hospital after a short bout with Leukemia. Services will... (01-Oct) Details

JOHN A. TAYLOR, 65, of Rockhill, S.C., formerly of Huntington, husband of Rebecca Palmer Taylor, died Sept. 25 at the Piedmont Medical Center, Rockhill. He was a retired sales manager. Services... (01-Oct) Details

CAROLYN J. THOMAS, 70, of Huntington, died Sept. 28 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. (01-Oct) Details

JUDY TURNER WILLIAMS, 72, of Culloden, W.Va., formerly of Teays Valley, wife of R.W. Williams, died Sept. 26 at Chateau Grove. She was a retired teacher. Memorial services will be 6 p.m., Saturday... (01-Oct) Details

LINDA WILLIAMS, 62, of Bruno, W.Va., died Sept. 29 at the Charleston General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Chapel, Ironton. (01-Oct) Details

CLARENCE CECIL ZIRKLE, 59, of Huntington, husband of Barbara Zirkle, died Sept. 28 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. There will be no services. www.timeformemory.com/hall. (01-Oct) Details

Ohio

GENIEVE BURGE, 71, of Ashland, Ohio, formerly of Grayson, Ky., widow of Curtis Wayne Burge, died Sept. 28 in the Kingston of Ashland, Ohio Nursing Home. She was a CNA. Services will be 10 a.m.... (01-Oct) Details

KATHY LEE SHEETS FOSS, 58, of Woodstock, Ga., wife of Kevin T. Foss, died Sept. 22 in Georgia. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. (01-Oct) Details

JERRY L. MASSIE, 70, of Gallipolis, Ohio, husband of Marilyn Maxwell Massie, died Sept. 28 at his residence. He was a retired pharmacy technician. A celebration of life will be 5 p.m. Saturday at... (01-Oct) Details

JACK OWENS, 69, of Gallipolis, Ohio, husband of Shelba "Layne" Owens, died Sept. 28 at his residence after a hard fought battle with cancer. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Willis... (01-Oct) Details

RUBY LOUISE BELL, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. She was born February 29, 1924 in Huntington to the late... (01-Oct) Details

SANDRA LEE CARROLL, 63, of Proctorville, Ohio, journeyed to her Heavenly home on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Her unwavering faith in God and... (01-Oct) Details

MARILYN ALINE VANCE, 72, of Ironton, widow of Robert Richard Vance, died Sept. 29 at King's Daughters Medical Center. She was a former nurse. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe... (01-Oct) Details

JOHN E. WILLIS, SR., 80, of South Point, husband of Patricia Waggoner Willis, died Sept. 29 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was the owner of Buckeye Auto Parts. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday... (01-Oct) Details

Kentucky

MILFORD RAY BOYD, 49, of Tram, Ky., husband of Dawn Connie Boyd, died Sept. 28 in Betsy Lane, Ky. He was the manager/owner of Boyd's Contracting/Boyd's Botanical. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday... (01-Oct) Details

MINNIE VICTORIA EVERMAN, 89, of Grayson, Ky., died Sept. 29 at the home of her niece. She was a bookkeeper. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sparks Funeral Home; burial to follow in Everman... (01-Oct) Details

ROBERT R. "DICK" FIELDS, 81, of Ashland, husband of Martha Rhoten Fields, died Sept. 28 at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday... (01-Oct) Details

PEARLENE FRAZIER BRITTON MARCUM, 73, of Louisa, Ky., died Sept. 29. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. (01-Oct) Details

RONALD D. PICKARD, 80, of Louisa, Ky., died Sept. 22 at the Huntington VA Medical Center. He was a retired carpenter. There will be no services. (01-Oct) Details

GLORIA JEAN SHORTRIDGE, 62, of Burnwell, Ky., died Sept. 29 at Appalachian Regional Hospital. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at R. E. Rogers; burial to follow in Evans Cemetery, Chapmanville, W.Va. (01-Oct) Details