April 25, 2014Obituaries


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West Virginia

CARL OTIS CRAFT, 78, of Huntington, companion of Carolyn Holley, died April 22 at home. He was a retired Cabell County Deputy Sheriff. Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Monday, Reger... (25-Apr) Details

JOSEPH TAYLOR CUNNINGHAM, 82, of Huntington, father of Carrie Dowdy and Julie Cunningham, died April 24 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He retired from the Ohio River Company. Funeral services... (25-Apr) Details

LORRAINE PEARL HANSHAW, 83, of Huntington died April 24. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville; burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens... (25-Apr) Details

ELA WORTHY HOLLEY, 87, of Huntington, widower of Nellie Louise Holley, died April 22 at home. Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Holley Cemetery. Visitation 30 minutes before service... (25-Apr) Details

DORIS J. JUSTICE, 85, of Huntington, mother of Rod Justice of Barboursville and Judy Avis of Coolville, Ohio, died April 24 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Beard Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. (25-Apr) Details

HAROLD "MIKE" BIAS, 62, of Huntington, went home to be with his Lord following a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He was born March 8, 1952, in Huntington, a son of... (25-Apr) Details

CHARLES EVERETT ELKINS, 85, of Hamlin, W.Va., died April 23, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents Dallie G. and Bessie Chaney Elkins. He was... (25-Apr) Details

EVERETT NUGEN JR., passed away March 13, 2014. He was born in South Charleston, W.Va., on November 5, 1928. Everett served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the School... (25-Apr) Details

ROBERTA STARR THOMAS, 86, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at her residence. Roberta was born August 22, 1927, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Mack and Bertha... (25-Apr) Details

VIVIAN CLECKLEY WOOD, 90, of Huntington, widow of Ivory Wood, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born January 22, 1924, in Newberry S.C., a daughter of the late Dan and... (25-Apr) Details

PAULA D. PHILLIPS, 47, of Huntington, wife of Lewis A. Phillips, died April 23 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete. (25-Apr) Details

DONNA JEAN RAYBURN, 79, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died April 23. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock, W.Va. Visitation two hours before service. (25-Apr) Details

BERNARD LEE YOUNG, 82, of Huntington, widower of Kathryn Young, died April 23 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Private family service. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. (25-Apr) Details

CARL OTIS CRAFT, 78, of Huntington, companion of Carolyn Holley, died April 22 at home. He was a former Cabell County Deputy Sheriff. Reger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. (24-Apr) Details

MILDRED KATHERINE DEAN, 97, of North Mankato, Minn., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died April 21 in Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital, Mankato. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Beard... (24-Apr) Details

JERRY D. DOTSON, 62, of Huntington died April 20 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home, Huntington. Visitation one hour before service. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com. (24-Apr) Details

ELA WORTHY HOLLEY, 87, of Huntington, widower of Nellie Louise Holley, died April 22 at home. Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Pete Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood. Visitation 30 minutes... (24-Apr) Details

ELENA DENSIE KIDD, infant daughter of Shawn and Savannah Kidd of Williamson, W.Va., died April 24 in Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry... (24-Apr) Details

ROBERT JOSEPH MOSS JR., 91 of Huntington, widower of Jeanette Moss, died April 23 at home. He retired from Persinger Supply and after retirement was associated with Moss TV. Mass of Christian burial... (24-Apr) Details

NOAH CHALLIS BOOTH, age 92, died of natural causes on April 19, 2014, at his home in Mobile, Alabama. Born in Wayne, West Virginia, he was the youngest son of William Taylor and Rebecca Hazelett... (24-Apr) Details

ALICE CHRISTINE BYBEE, 98, of Huntington, WV, died Sunday April 20, 2014, at Hall's Assisted Living, Huntington. Memorial funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Community... (24-Apr) Details

DOROTHY "DOT" ALICE KOPSOLIAS HARTMAN, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at her home where she was surrounded by her family. She resided in Huntington... (24-Apr) Details

LEONA MAE IRISH, 81, of Huntington, widow of Bruce Irish, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. She was born September 28, 1932, in Hoglane... (24-Apr) Details

MR. O.K. MCCALLISTER, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with his Lord April 21, 2014. He was born on Four Mile in Branchland, W.Va., on September 6, 1926, a son of the late Okel Kerman McCallister... (24-Apr) Details

HAROLD E. "HAL" ROLLINS, JR. 63, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Hal was born January 13, 1951, in Huntington... (24-Apr) Details

JAMES E. RICHARDS SR., 82 of Ashton, W.Va., husband of Mary Richards, died April 22 in St Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, Deal Funeral Home; burial will be in Witcher... (24-Apr) Details

FREEMAN SMITH, 78, of Chapmanville, W.Va., husband of Ulla Smith, died April 22 at home. He was a retired miner from Buffalo Mining Company. Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Evans Funeral... (24-Apr) Details

DOUGLAS McARTHUR WILHITE, 71, of Fort Gay, died April 22. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Fort Gay Church of God. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. (24-Apr) Details

VIVIAN CLECKLEY WOOD, 90, of Huntington, widow of Ivory Wood, died April 21 at home. She retired as a supervisor from Marshall University with the housekeeping department. Funeral service will be... (24-Apr) Details

MILDRED KATHERINE DEAN, 97, of North Mankato, Minn., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Mankato, Minn. Funeral services... (24-Apr) Details

ROBERT JOSEPH "BUCK" MOSS JR., 91, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at... (24-Apr) Details

Ohio

WILLARD GARFIELD HUGHES, 76, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Wanda Hughes, died April 24 in Ashland Community Hospice. Arrangements incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. (25-Apr) Details

JACK EDWARD TROSPER III, 25, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his father Jack Trosper Jr., and... (25-Apr) Details

ARNO CLIFFORD KEYES JR., 67, of Ironton, husband of Barbara Keyes, died April 21 in Ashland Community Hospice. He was owner of Buckeye Monument Company, Ironton. Service will be 8 p.m. Thursday... (24-Apr) Details

JAMES E. KINNEY, 88, of Ironton, widower of Joanna Kinney, died April 19 in Ashland Community Hospice. He was owner of Hannan's Grocery and Kinney's Grocery Store, and retired as a security guard... (24-Apr) Details

JACK EDWARD TROSPER III, 25, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his father Jack Trosper Jr., and... (24-Apr) Details

HOWARD DAVID FREEMAN, 49, of Ironton, husband of Viki Rae Freeman, died April 20 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home... (23-Apr) Details

Kentucky

EMELLE HANNERS SMITH CLEVENGER, 82, of Pikeville, Ky., died April 23 in Pikeville Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Guinare Freewill Baptist Church; burial in Hanners Cemetery... (25-Apr) Details

Graveside service for LORETTA WELCH REYNOLDS, 90, of Newberg, Ore., formerly of Johnson County, Kentucky, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Paintsville (Ky.) Funeral Home. (25-Apr) Details

JOHN BARNHILL SR., 87, of Grayson, Ky., died April 22. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. (24-Apr) Details

ROMINE CLIFFORD HACKWORTH, 80, of David, Ky., husband of Alva Bradley Hackwowrth, died April 22 at home. He was an auto body repairman for Don Jacobs. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nelson-Frazier... (24-Apr) Details

ERVIN STAPLETON, 81, of River, Ky., husband of Betty Stapleton, died April 22 at home. He was a miner with Pittson Coal. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville... (24-Apr) Details

REBECCA JOE DEROSSETT BENTLEY, 54, of Hueysville, Ky., wife of Adrian Bentley Jr., died April 21. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial in Talmadge... (23-Apr) Details