April 18, 2014Obituaries


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April 18, 2014

West Virginia

DIANNA LEAH ROBERTS ADKINS, 65, of Hamlin, W.Va., widow of Clarence Dale Adkins, died April 16. She had worked at R.H. Adkins Gas Company. Funeral service will be noon Saturday, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.; burial in Orchard Hill Memory Gardens, Yawkey, W.Va. Visitation one hour before service.

SHIRLEY MARIE COLLINS, 72, of Danville, W.Va., widow of Bobby Lee Spears and Cecil Ray Collins, died April 16. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.; private burial. Visitation one hour before service.

GARY PAUL GOAD, 65, of Beech Creek, W.Va., died April 16 in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral service will be noon Saturday, Chambers Funeral Services Chapel, Matewan, W.Va.; burial in Goad Family Cemetery, Beech Creek. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to the Vietnam Veterans of America, P.O. Box 397, Henlawson, WV 25624; your local Hospice; or to the American Cancer Society. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

MILDRED MARIE BARNETT HANNA, 74, of Chapmanville, W.Va., wife of Jimmy Rex Hanna, died April 16 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. She retired from the Logan County Board of Education. Funeral service will be 1 p.m Saturday, Prayer Connection Lighthouse, Danville, W.Va.; burial in Ball Cemetery, Chapmanville. Visitation two hours before service at the church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

RICHARD DWAYNE McCOMAS, 67, of Branchland, W.Va., husband of Betty McComas, died April 16. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Camp Branch United Baptist Church, Branchland; burial in Watson Cemetery, Branchland. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.

GRETA ANN BELL MILLER, 63, of Peach Creek, W.Va., wife of Roger Miller Sr., died April 15 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. At her request, there are no services. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.

RODGER L. EPLION, age 69, of Pickerington, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 5, 1944, in Huntington, W.Va., he was retired after a long career in sales, and was a member of Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala, Ohio. He is survived by children Rick (Brenda) L. Kirk, Baltimore, Ohio, Dawnetta L. Pease, Robinson, Ill., Rodger L. Pease, Fullerton, Calif.; grandchildren Jason (Debbie) Kirk, Pickerington, Ohio, Michael (Sherri) Kirk, New Lennox, Ill., Jessica (Eddie) McKeever, Manteo, N.C., Jamie (Jo) Nelson, Olney, Ill.; great-grandson Gunther Kirk; mother Icy Eplion, Huntington; brothers Danny Eplion, Proctorville, Ohio, Richard (Gladys) Eplion, Huntington; sisters Donna (John) Houck, Milton, W.Va., Patricia Beaman, Chesapeake, Ohio; sister-in-law Patty Spears, Pickerington; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara "Jo" Eplion in 2008; father Richard Eplion; and brother Philip Eplion. Friends may visit 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road N. (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor John Hays officiating. Interment will follow at Violet Cemetery in Pickerington. Friends who wish may contribute to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215 in Rodger's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com.

IMOGENE SCOTT, 74, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. She retired from Marshall University Physical Plant after 35 years of service. Surviving daughter Tonetta Scott Huntington, W.Va.; granddaughter Sheneka Scott and great-granddaughter Jeanise Graves of Columbus, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service. Arrangements by Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com

ELIZABETH MAE LIBBY RILEY, 80, of Huntington, aunt of Clifford Riley, died April 16 at home. Chapman's Mortuary Huntington is assisting the family. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

Ohio

RUTH ELLCESSOR ADKINS, 86, of Gahanna, Ohio, formerly of South Point, Ohio, widow of Roy L. Adkins, died April 16 in New Albany (Ohio) Gardens and Care Center. She was a Registered Nurse. Donations are suggested to the Christian Appalachian Project. Memorial service at a later time in Gahanna. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

ALVIN EUGENE "CASEY" BOSTER, 85, of Crown City, Ohio, died April 17 in Abbyshire Place. Services will be 1 p.m., Monday, Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio; burial will follow in Kings Chapel Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

ROSALIE CORONADO, 64, of Ironton, wife of Emilo Dominguez, died April 16 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. She was a nurse assistant at Bryant Nursing Home and owned a restaurant in North Carolina. Funeral services will be 1 p.m Saturday, Brown Funeral Chapel, Ironton; burial in Hanging Rock (Ohio) Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to the funeral home to help with final expenses.

JOHN LEE SIDERS, 64, formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio, father of Sarah Siders and Rachel Angel, both of Dayton, Ohio, died April 8 in OSU Wexner Medical Center. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Apple Grove (W.Va.) Memorial Gardens. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

Kentucky

FRANKLIN CONLEY, 88, of Paintsville, Ky., brother of Dr. Joe Conley and David Conley, died April 16. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Paintsville; burial in VanHoose Cemetery, Tutor Key, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Arrangements by Paintsville Funeral Home.

ALYCE JORDAN ROSS, 89, of Ashland, wife of Merrill Ross, died April 17 in King's Daughters Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel, Ashland; burial in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Visitation two hours before service. Donations are suggested to First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Ave., Ashland KY 41101. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

April 17, 2014

West Virginia

CHESTER L. ADKINS, 88, of Hurricane, W.Va., widower of Mamie Chrystalee Adkins, died April 15 in Rose Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission. Private family service. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

SAVANNAH GRANT, 95, of Montgomery, W.Va., died April 12. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Smithers (W.Va.) First Baptist Church. Visitation one hour prior to service. Callender Funeral Home, Huntington is in charge of arrangements.

MABLE E. LONG, 72, of Henderson, W.Va., died April 15 in Pleasant Valley Hospital. At her request there will be a private family service at the Deal Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.dealfh.com.

TINA DARLENE COOPER, 45, of Huntington passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Steve Shull. She was born January 4, 1969, in Huntington, a daughter of Sarah Thompson Hannon of Huntington, and the late Charles Cooper. She is also survived by her husband and companion Tommie Louis Tipton; step-son William Woods; one brother, John Michael and Heather Cooper; four sisters, Inga Jane and Samuel Harvey, Jennifer Jean Cooper and Kenny, Kristal Lynn Hysell and Kevin Goodpaster, and Angela Ruth Hysell; step-father John Hysell; several nieces, nephews cousins, uncles and aunts. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

DOTTIE LOU ROSS, 73, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. She was born November 15, 1940, in Chesapeake, Ohio, daughter of the late Albert Roscoe and Alma Pemberton Ellis. She is survived by her husband Herman Ross, two children, three step-children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one brother, one sister and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Ohio

GEORGE WALTER MAYNARD, 75, of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. He was born August 2, 1938, in Wayne County, W.Va., son of the late John "Kiah" Wesley and Irene Thacker Maynard. He is survived by two brothers, Eldon (Lucy) Maynard and Kenneth (Kris) Maynard; two sons, Jeff (Debi) Maynard and Brian Maynard; two grandsons, Alan (Erika) Maynard and Kiah Maynard; two special cousins, Jack Furman and Clint Furman; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a private family graveside service at Cyrus Cemetery, Wayne County, W.Va. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Kentucky

TED FRANCIS, 71, of McAndrews, Ky., died April 16 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home.

CLIFTON RIFE, 73, formerly of Pike County, Ky., died Jan. 26 in Park Ridge Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Lowe Cemetery, Johns Creek, Ky. Visitation two hours before service.

DORIS SCHAEFFER, 90, of Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Grayson, Ky., died April 15 at the Olde Knox Commons Nursing Home, Huntersville, N.C. She was a teacher and a nurse. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson; burial will follow in Grayson Memorial Park. Visitation two hours before service. www.sparksfh.com.

FRANKLIN DELANO SHORTRIDGE of Ashland, husband of Mary Shortridge, died April 14 in King's Daughters Medical Center. He retired from AK Steel in Ashland. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

MARY ANN SUMNER, 62, of Sassafras, Ky., widow of Herman Lee Sumner, died April 15 in Hazard (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church; burial in Defiance Cemetery, Happy, Ky. Visitation from 5 p.m. Wednesday until service at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

April 16, 2014

West Virginia

JUANITA JEAN CALES, 79, of Milton, widow of William Slater and Wayne Cales, died April 14 at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.heckfuneralhome.com.

EVA BELLE LOWE CONNER, 88, of Tornado, W.Va., wife of Charles Harley Conner, died April 13 at her home. She retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, W.Va.; burial in Cunningham Memorial Park. Visitation two hours prior to the service. Donations are suggested to New Hope Baptist Church, 9414 Coal River Rd., St. Albans, WV 25177. www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

TINA DARLENE COOPER, 45, of Huntington died April 12. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Visitation two hours before service. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JOHN FRANKLIN DAUGHERTY, 49, of Fort Gay, son of Wilburn and Rose Meredith, died April 12. He was a disabled auto mechanic. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Salt Petre Baptist Church, Fort Gay; burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, Ky. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com.

RICHARD TALMAGE EDWARDS, 69, of Hamlin, W.Va., died April 14. He was a former truck driver. Funeral service will be noon Thursday, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin; burial will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

FREEDA FORTE, 85, of Huntington died April 10. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements.

BETTY JOE STRICKLAND BOOTH, 81, widow of Clarence O. Booth Jr., died April 14, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a resident at Rose Terrace Health and Rehab, Culloden, W.Va., and formerly lived in Barboursville, W.Va. She was born December 23, 1932, in Kanawha County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Jasper and Kathelene Grass Strickland of Clendenin, W.Va. She was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters and son-in-law Allen Short. She was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member of Rebekah Lodge #143. Mom was the love of my father's life and together they enjoyed 54 years of marriage. Mom's struggles with illness were bravely fought and her faith in God never waived. She adored her family and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Booth Short of Ona, W.Va.; grandchildren Candie (Jerry) Clatworthy of Huntington, W.Va., and Joseph Short of Lesage, W.Va.; great-grandchildren Madison Short, Emily and Alyssa Clatworthy; sister Nellie (Chilton) Mitchell and brother Danny (Barb) Strickland of Bomont, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews, and her extended Rose Terrace family. The family wishes to express their gratitude to all who have cared for Mom at Rose Terrace, St. Mary's, Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, and Hospice. You all have made a difficult journey easier to bear with your love, words of encouragement and wonderful care. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Hometown, W.Va., by Rev. Dr. John Sauvage. Memorial donations may be made to Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 346, Barboursville, WV 25504. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

BIDDIE BENNETT CHRISTIAN, 99, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Dennis Morello officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Biddie was born March 6, 1915, in St. Albans, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Randolph and Erma Gibson Bennett. She was retired from King Smith Printing Co., in Detroit, Mich., and worked at Cook Printing in Huntington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Christian, one brother, William Randolph Bennett, two sisters, Erma Virginia Bennett and Tessie Lucas, and one niece, Carole Bennett. Survivors include two sons, William Sanson Christian and wife Lorene Smiley Christian of Palm Desert, Calif., and Bradrick Lee Christian of Huntington, two grandchildren, Jerry Allen Christian of Garden Grove, Calif., and Karen Lynn Campbell and husband Douglas of Moor Park, Calif., and one niece, Connie Turley of Huntington. Friends may call on Thursday one hour before services at Chapman's Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

BERNICE "GREG" MARTIN GREGORY McKAY, 86, of Huntington, passed away at home on Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in Sago, Virginia on January 28, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Buford Oren and Blanche Martin Gregory. She was a graduate of Callands High School in Sago, Va., and the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Danville, Va. She was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and later worked as a pediatric nurse at University Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. She was preceded in death by her sister Barbara Gregory Huff and brother John Stone Gregory. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Charles E. McKay Jr., daughter Gina McKay Lodge and husband Robert of Oberlin, Ohio, and sons Dr. Charles E. McKay III and wife Tammy of Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. John McKay and wife Rebecca of Greer, S.C.; eleven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and three nieces. Greg was a life-long animal lover, and she rescued numerous homeless cats over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to her favorite local charity, Little Victories Animal Rescue Shelter. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday April 16, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Hubert Harvey officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ROSELINE DURKIN VERNATTE, 86, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Huntington Health and Rehab. She was born January 30, 1928, in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Martin and Nira Jane Rose Durkin. Her husband, Charles Ivan Vernatte, a daughter Deborah Kay McGuire, three sisters, and a brother also preceded her in death. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Glenn (Paula) Durkin of Tampa, Fla., Scott (Vicki) Adkins of Huntington, Kevin Durkin of Chesapeake, Ohio and Michael Adkins of Huntington; two sisters, Betty Ruth Walls of Proctorville, Ohio and Geraldine Lykins of New Jersey; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. John Duffy officiating. Entombment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Chapman's Mortuary. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

MR. JOHN DANIEL "DANNY" WEAVER, age 67, of Lake City, Fla. passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in the Shands at University of Florida Medical Center, Gainesville, Fla. He was born in Huntington, W.Va., and resided in Miami, Fla., in 1977. He worked as a first class mechanic with Occidental Chemical Company, White Springs, Fla. for over 17 years. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and enjoyed fishing at Horseshoe Beach, Fla., and the Suwannee Gulf and working on cars. He is survived by two sisters, Dora A. (Paul) Knight of Huntsville, Ala. and Elsie (Willis) James of Daytona Beach, Fla.; his brother, Donald (Virginia) Weaver of Leesburg, Fla. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Jefferson Avenue Church of God, Huntington with Rev. Donald Weaver officiating.

DOTTIE LOU ROSS, 73, of Huntington, wife of Herman Ross, died April 14 in St. Mary's Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

IMOGENE SCOTT, 74, of Huntington; mother of Tonetta Scott, died April 13 in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She retired from Marshall University. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home.

JENNIFER ELIZABETH WAUGH, 22, of Ashton, W.Va., died April 13. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Ball's Chapel Church, Ashton. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

JUANITA JEAN CALES, 79, of Milton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Chad Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. She was born January 12, 1935, in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Elmer and Sylvia Carrier Wallace. She was also preceded in death by her first husband William Slater; two sons, William Slater Jr., and Rodney Laney; two daughters, Debra Slater and Teresa Slater; her second husband Wayne Cales; one brother, James Wallace; three sisters, Phyllis Settle, Patricia Settle and Peggy Chapman; one niece, Christy Chapman and one nephew, Bradley Chapman. Juanita was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, Milton and was retired from Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital, Huntington. She is survived by two brothers, Teddy (Rita) Wallace of Milton and Larry Wallace of Chapmanville, W.Va.; one sister, Carolyn (Gary) Hill of Huntington; six nephews, Mark Chapman of Milton, Jay Chapman of Roanoke, Va., Greg Wallace of Milton, Kevin Wallace of Culloden, Jeremy Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn., and Rodney Boley of Huntington; and three nieces, Kimberly Boley of Huntington, Cyndi Bruce of Louisiana and Mendy Neff of Culloden. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.com.

DORIS JEAN CLAY McCARTY ZEFF, born April 20, 1940, passed away July 1, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. Doris, known as Doree to her friends, was the second of four daughters born to Lewis and Lucille Clay. Preceding her in death were sisters Lois Ann and Linda Lou, as well as both parents and two husbands, Doug McCarty and Gerald Zeff. Doris was a loving caregiver to her mother until the time of her death in July. She was a wonderful friend, sister, daughter and aunt, and to know Doree was to love her. She has been greatly missed since her passing by her friends as well as by her only surviving sister, Diana Rogers who resides in Dunbar, W.Va., and by nephews Mark Jackson of Louisa, Ky., and Darran Jackson of Huntington, W.Va., and especially by her niece Sherrie Hensley of Kenova, W.Va. A graveside celebration of Doree's life is being planned for 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville.

Ohio

CHARLES EDWARD CARLISLE, 61, of Ironton, husband of Nora Carlisle, died April 14 in Ashland Community Hospice. He was a self-employed contractor. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Linville Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

MARGIE MARIE WHITE HORNE, 80, of Ironton, wife of Chester Horne of South Shore, Ky., died April 14 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Fannin Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

GEORGE WALTER MAYNARD, 75, of Proctorville, Ohio died April 14 in Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

HOWARD BRUCE, 87, of Pedro, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. The Aaron's Creek, Pedro, Ohio native was born May 26, 1926, a son of the late Charles V. and Maggie Webb Bruce. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Glenna Woltz Bruce, who passed away October 25, 2010. Mr. Bruce was a 1944 graduate of Waterloo High School. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran and a member of the famous Fourth Armored Division that saw many engagements during the dash across Europe in the heart of Germany. He was a former truck driver for Matlack Inc., and owner and operator of Bruce Fruit Farm. He was a member of the Grange, Masonic Lodge No. 532, of Waterloo, and president of the Lawrence County Board of Education. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union and a member of the Woodland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Hamilton Wade Bruce, Arthur J. Bruce, Clifford Bruce and Charles Earl Bruce. He is survived by daughter Cheryl (Terry) Dalton of Locust Grove, Va.; son Dr. Roger Dean (Rose) Bruce of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter Brenda Bruce (Addison) Whitt of West Liberty, Ky.; son James Howard Bruce of Pedro, Ohio; seven grandchildren Howard Donald (Becky) Pancake, Kendora (Adam) McFann, Olivia Bruce, Jared Bruce, Jacob Bruce, Raleigh Bruce and Ashton Whitt; five great-grandchildren, Haley, Isabelle, Colt and Zander Pancake, and Austin McFann; his "little woman" Kathleen Hays of Flatwoods, Ky., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be noon Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Woodland Chapel Church with Brother Dave Schug and Brother Gary Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites by the VFW Post 8850. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio, with the Masonic service held Thursday at 7 p.m. Pallbearers will be Emerson Bruce, James H. Bruce, Jared Bruce, Jacob Bruce, Donald Pancake and Ken Pancake. Donations may be made to the Woodland Chapel Church, 116 Twp Rd 108, Ironton, OH 45638. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

JOANNA RAE LUCAS, 74, of Kitts Hill, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. She was born February 17, 1940, in Chesapeake, Ohio daughter of the late Oliver and Ella Benson McMaster. She is survived by her husband Herman Lucas; one daughter, Karen Sue Little of Chesapeake, Ohio; two sons, Jerry Lucas of Ironton, Ohio and Keith "Doug" Lucas of Milton, W.Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Moore of Chesapeake, Ohio; three brothers, Richard McMaster of Chesapeake, Ohio, Bill McMaster of Proctorville, Ohio and Denver McMaster of Proctorville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Tonya Cremeans for her special care and concern. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio by Pastor Justin Berry. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

REV. WILBUR C. SLACK, 90, of Gallipolis, Ohio, widower of Mary Slack, died April 14 in Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired Baptist minister. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis; entombment will follow in the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis. Visitation one hour before service. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

Kentucky

RAY PERKINS, 87, of Minnie, Ky., widower of Mirtie Perkins, died April 14 in Riverview Health Care, Prestonsburg, Ky. He was a retired coal miner. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

ALBERTA CONLEY SMITH SKAGGS, 78, of Ashland, widow of Amos Smith and Jack Skaggs, died April 13 in Kings Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, England Hill Freewill Baptist Church; burial in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

SHERRY LYNN STEVENS, 48, of Westwood, Ky., died April 14. She worked as a housekeeper. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel; burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be two hours before service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

ART STEWART, 70, of Catlettsburg, Ky., husband of Betty Stewart, died April 15 at his home. He retired from Special Metals. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg; burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

April 15, 2014

West Virginia

BIDDIE BENNETT CHRISTIAN, 99, of Huntington, widow of Harry H. Christian, died April 12 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She retired from King Smith Printing Co., in Detroit and worked at Cook Printing in Huntington. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation one hour before services. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

TINA DARLENE COOPER, 45, of Huntington died April 12. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

JUDY ANN BRAGG HARDESTY, 64 of Matewan, W.Va., widow of Richard Hardesty, died April 13 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky.; burial follows in the Mahon-Kennedy Cemetery, Beech Creek, W.Va. Visitation two hours before service.

NATHAN EDWARD MAYHUE, 46, of Milton, widower of Loretta Fay Lawhorn, died April 12 at home. He was an automobile mechanic. There will be no services. Chapman's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

BERNICE McKAY, 86, of Huntington, wife of Dr. Charles McKay, died April 14 at home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Chapman's Mortuary. Visitation one hour prior to services.

CLIFFORD WILLIAM KELLY of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord April 12, 2014. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., the son of the late Clifford Kelly and Mollissie Matheny Kelly. In his spare time and as a hobby, Cifford spent time with his children and grandchildren. He was a family man. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends whose lives he has touched. Clifford was an Army veteran and served time in Vietnam. Clifford retired in 2001 from Ford Motor Company in Brookpark, Ohio, where he worked as a Machine repairman. Clifford is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wilma Jean Saunders Kelly and three sons, Rick Kelly (Gina) of Scott Depot, W.Va., Dwayne Kelly (Pamela) of Gallipolis Ferry, and Bradley Kelly (Trudy) of Gallipolis Ferry. He is also survived by nine grandsons, two great-grandsons, a great-granddaughter, one favorite sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Clifford is survived by a brother Franklyn Kelly of Hurricane, W.Va.; and five sisters, Evelyn Larrabee of Cleveland, Ohio, Christina Hessen, Mary Jerrett, Dottie Hivley and Wanda Rhodes, all of Nitro, W.Va. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 16, 2014, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, W.Va.; burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A special thank you to all the friends and family who have shown great love and support through this difficult time. Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Kelly family.

LARRY RANDALL "JOHNNY" RAY, 62 of Ona, W.Va., passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born October 23, 1951, in Holden, W.Va., the son of the late Jess and Violet Abbott Ray and also his biological mother, Ruby Deaton Ray. He was a retired construction worker. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife in 2006, Jennifer Woods Ray. He is survived by two sons, Johnny Ray (Christy) and Jonathon Ray, all of Ona, W.Va.; two daughters, Andrea Kendrick and Jessica (James) Kimball, both of Huntington, W.Va.; one sister, Garnet Ray Holocker of South Carolina, and one brother, Jack Raye of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. At his request, there will be no public services or visitation. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, W.Va., is caring for the family. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonmortuary.com.

BRYAN RANDALL WORKMAN, 38, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, formerly of Ceredo-Kenova, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He was born April 30, 1975, in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan is a 1993 graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Kentucky, received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Averett University and was awarded his Masters of Healthcare Administration from Ohio University. Bryan was the Director of Plant Operations at SRMC in Virginia. Bryan is the beloved husband of Melissa Davis Workman, whom he married on February 3, 2001. He has two beautiful children, Lauren, 18 and Derek, 11. Bryan is also survived by his parents, Randy and Sarah Workman of Culloden, W.Va.; paternal grandmother, Lora Workman of Ceredo, W.Va.; father-in-law and mother-in-law Tom and Marlene Davis of Gallipolis, Ohio. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Charles and Lyndol Curry and paternal grandfather Virgil Workman. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va., with Dr. Jerry C. Workman officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the college fund for Derek Workman at any BB&T location. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

ROSELINE DURKIN VERNATTE, 86, of Huntington, widow of Charles Ivan Vernatte, died April 13 in Huntington Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be noon Thursday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; entombment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation one hour before service. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JOHN DANIEL WEAVER, 67, of Lake City, Fla., died Jan. 29, 2014. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, Jefferson Avenue Church of God, Huntington.

CONNIE LEE WHITE, 64, of Hewett, W.Va., husband of Phyllis Jean White, died April 12. He retired from Pepsi Cola. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.; burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ohio

JEFFREY BRENT BOLDEN, 52, of South Point, Ohio, died April 11, 2014 in King's Daughters Medical Center. He was an insulator and asbestos worker with Local #207, Gallipolis, Ohio. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio; burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery, Crown City, Ohio. Visitation one hour before service. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

CHARLES CARLISLE, 61, of Ironton died April 14 in Ashland Community Hospice. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.

JOANNA RAE LUCAS, 74, of Kitts Hill, Ohio, wife of Herman Lucas, died April 13 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio; burial will follow in Miller (Ohio) Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Kentucky

GRACE WILLA MAE BELLOMY, 75, of Greenup, Ky., died April 11 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, New Beginnings Worship Center, Grayson, Ky. Arrangements by Wright's Funeral Home, Greenup. www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

ONEDA BOGGS, 83, of Grayson, Ky., died April 13. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Boggs Family Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to service Wednesday at the funeral home.

ROGER MORRISON, 69, of Grayson, Ky., died April 13. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

JAMES "J.D." RIGGS, 73, of Grayson, Ky., died April 12. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Clifty United Baptist Church; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson.

FRANKLIN DELANO SHORTRIDGE, 71, of Ashland, husband of Mary Shortridge, died April 14 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel.

April 14, 2014

West Virginia

COHEN CASERTA, 1 day old, of Huntington, son of Aaron and Anneliese Lawrence Caserta, died April 12 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary. www.hensonmortuary.com.

BIDDIE BENNETT CHRISTIAN, 99, of Huntington, widow of Harry H. Christian, died April 12 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was retired from King Smith Printing Co., Detroit, Mich., and worked at Cook Printing, Huntington. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ROBERT EDWIN DEMPSEY, 64, of Huntington, died April 12 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was owner of Dempsey's Salvage Company. Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary; burial at Bloss Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.hensonmortuary.com.

BARBARA JEAN LEONARD, 81, of Huntington, died April 12 at her residence. She was a retired RN with Heartland of Riverview. Arrangements are incomplete at Reger Funeral Home.

ORA GALE BLEDSOE, 81, of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Winford Curry. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was born March 11, 1933, in Barboursville, a daughter of the late Olta Lee and Grethel Sutphin Tassen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Reed Bledsoe; one son, William Bledsoe; two sisters, Violet Finley and Betty Perry; and one brother, Bill Tassen. She is survived by three daughters, Debra Hagley (Larry), Patricia Jarvis (Mike) and Pamela Meadows (Lonnie); one son, Jeffrey Bledsoe (Mona); one sister, Eva Hughes; and one brother, Ronnie Tassen; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

THELMA DAVIS, 93, of Barboursville, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., where she lived most of her life, passed away April 12, 2014, at Rose Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center in Culloden, W.Va. She was the last surviving daughter of the late Henry C. And Ruth See Salyer. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Davis Jr.; her son, Jimmy Dale Davis; five sisters, Vivian Ward, Goldia Shiels, Opal Dunlap, Lova Sharp, Mamie Lemley; and one brother, Orval Salyer. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jack Fleming of Lillian, Alabama, Sandra and James Brady of Barboursville, with whom she made her home; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all of her family, who are comforted in knowing that she is at peace. Thelma's family extends their gratitude to Doctor Shawn Coffman, to the staff of St. Mary's Medical Center (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors) and to Rose Terrace for their love, care and compassion. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ken Gowin at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel in Barboursville, W.Va., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at noon. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. till service time. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

BARBARA MEREDITH JONES, 72 of Huntington, peacefully left her earthly home for her heavenly home on April 12, 2014. After a short illness, she passed away surrounded by family and friends at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 50 years, G. Tracy Jones; a son, G. Tracy Jones, of Richmond, Va., and his wife, Amy; a son, Troy M. Jones of Huntington; and a daughter, Jennifer Jones Fazzolari of Cross Lanes, W.Va. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Dominic, Foster, Brooke, Jay, Miles and Audrey, all of whom loved her and will miss her greatly. Born in Alderson, W.Va., on July 17, 1941, Barbara was the first daughter after four sons and ultimately became the fifth of seven children. She grew up in St. Albans, W.Va., and graduated from St. Albans High School in 1959. She then went to and graduated from West Liberty College of Dental Hygiene and practiced as a dental hygienist for more than 30 years in the Huntington area. She has lived in Huntington for over 50 years. For many years she has been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Huntington, where she was also the Wedding Coordinator for several years. Predeceased by her mother, Ruth Foster Meredith, and her father, Frank L. Meredith Sr., both of St. Albans but formerly Alderson, W.Va.; her eldest brother, Bill Meredith of Socorro, N.M.; and another brother, Ronald "Tags" Meredith of St. Albans. She leaves behind two older brothers, Ted Meredith and his wife, Gerry of St. Albans; and Frank Meredith, III., and his wife, Susie of Parkersburg; and two younger sisters, Frances Meredith of Hurricane and Joan Meredith of Huntington. She leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins all of whom live throughout the United States. She leaves a maternal aunt, Christine F. Phipps of Huntington. Barbara will be sorely missed by her lifelong friends, members of a group who called themselves The Stars. Besides Barbara, this included Sara "Shug" Miller, Beth Hensley Lucas, Joy Byrneside Peters and Carolyn Nester Judy, all originally from St. Albans. The motto of this exclusive group was "Been There, Done That." Barbara loved her family, delighted especially in her grandchildren, and anything with a watermelon theme. Everyone who knew Barbara will understand. Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from noon until 2 p.m., and funeral services will commence at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Huntington. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to MAGIC Foundation, 6645 West North Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302; or The First United Methodist Church, 1124 Fifth Ave. Huntington, WV, or the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Ave., Huntington, WV. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonmortuary.com.

Ohio

FORREST "HOB" HAMLIN, 78, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio, with Rev. Harold Hamlin and Pastor Dale Barnett officiating. Entombment will follow at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. "Hob" was born July 30, 1935, in Lawrence County, Ohio, a son of the late Earl and Alberta Henson Hamlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Ann. He was a member of Defender United Methodist Church and retired from C.M. Love Hardware. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, June Hamlin; three sons, Larry (Brecka) Hamlin, Ronnie (Anease) Hamlin and Earl (Peggy) Hamlin; one sister, Dorothy Hamlin Simmons Christian; two brothers, Bernard (Jean) Hamlin and Ralph (Mary) Hamlin; nine grandchildren, Courtney, Tyler, Chris, Ronease, Joey, Brandon, Trevor, Alex and Rian; 13 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Blake, Jonah, Brecka Jo, Chloe, Larry David, Krisztian, Kadelyn, Aden, Liam, Eli, Peyton and Kelton; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

CARRIE IRENE HECK, 82, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She was born April 8, 1932, in Mann, W.Va., daughter of the late Newton and Allie Lee Dean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Forrest Franklin; and several brothers and sisters. She was a faithful member of Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Guyandotte and a member of the South Point OES #404. She was a retired L.P.N. She is survived by husband, Homer Heck; one son, Michael Paul Fuller of Chesapeake, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Fay Hall of Yawkey, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; four stepchildren; six sisters, Oma Montgomery of Apex, N.C., Ruby Robinson of Glasgow, W.Va., Betty Vance of Davin, W.Va., June Grant of Smithville, W.Va., Helen Hendricks of Gilbert, W.Va., and Rhenda Stafford of Blue Ridge, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, by Pastor Buddy Muncy. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 633 Buffington St., Huntington, WV 25702. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Kentucky

SYLVIA L. "POLLY" STRATTON HALL, 77, of Stanville, Ky., widow of James Kenneth Hall, died April 12 at Pikeville Medical Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Davidson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

JOYCE L. HECK, 80, of Ashland, widow of Jennings Earl Heck, died April 12 at King's Daughters Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial at Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

ANGELO SHEPHERD, 76, of Blue River, Ky., husband of Thelma Ruth Slone Shepherd, died April 12 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a disabled coal miner. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home; burial at Shepherd Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

April 13, 2014

West Virginia

ROBERT EDWIN DEMPSEY, 64, of Huntington, died April 12 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was owner of Dempsey's Salvage Company. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary. www.hensonmortuary.com.

EUGENIA C. SOLTIS, 91, of Huntington, widow of Stephen "Steve" Soltis, passed away Monday April 7, 2014 at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane. Funeral liturgy will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Huntington, by Father Dean Borgmeyer. Rite of Committal will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. She was born March 19, 1923 in San Francisco, California, a daughter of the late Ottavio and Mary DelBucchia Casini. She was a veteran of the US Army having served as a nurse during WWII. She was a member of the St. Claire's Guild of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, Beverly Hills Woman's Club, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Democratic Woman's Club of Huntington. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her brother Dalvin Casini. Survivors include two sons and daughters in law George Michael (Peggy) Soltis of South Charleston, W.Va., and Thomas John Soltis, M.D. (Susan) of Simsbury, Connecticut; five grandchildren Lucia Irene Soltis, M.D. of Huntington, Juliana Marie Soltis of Oberlin, Ohio, Stephen Frederick Soltis of Lexington, Ky., Jennifer Ann Soltis of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Heather Marie Soltis of Simsbury, Conn. and a longtime family friend Pat Bertoia. Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

DIXIE LEE PRESSON, 81, of Hamlin, W.Va., wife of Robert Lee Presson, died April 11. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Handley Funeral Home; burial at Fairview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.handleyfh.com.

LARRY RANDALL "JOHNNY" RAY, 62, of Ona, widower of Jennifer Woods Ray, died April 11. He was a retired construction worker. There will be no services or visitation per his request. www.hensonmortuary.com.

ANTHONY STEPP JR., 79, of North Matewan, W.Va., died April 11 at his residence. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday at Chambers Funeral Services Chapel. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

ALESE STICKLER, 80, of Fort Gay, died April 9. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home Chapel; burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ohio

FLORA MAY "JOAN" MELVIN DUTEY, 85, of Ironton, widow of John F. "Jack" Dutey, died April 11 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home; burial at Zoar Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 2025 South 3rd St., Ironton, OH 45638. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

FORREST "HOB" HAMLIN, 78, of Chesapeake, Ohio, husband of June Hamlin, died April 11 at Cornerstone Hospital. He was retired from C.M. Love Hardware. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home; entombment at Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. www.slackandwallace.com.

CARRIE IRENE HECK, 82, of Chesapeake, Ohio, wife of Homer Heck, died April 10 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory; burial at Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

PATRICIA ANN DAY SMITH, 73, of Chesapeake, Ohio, joined her beloved family in Heaven on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. She was born September 15, 1940 in Huntington. Patty is regarded as a loved mother, meme, sister, aunt, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vivian and Virginia Day; her brother Ronnie Day; her sister Sheila Day; and long time companion Robert "Bob" Bowsher. She is survived by her daughters Denise Crump, Mindy Schneider, and Rhonda (Roy) Crockett; her grandchildren Jenny Lane, Jessica, Lesley and Lindsey Crockett, Jarrod and Kelly Schneider; her great-grandchildren Alexa and Evan Lane, Abigail Burns and Jaleigh Ellis; her sister Linda "Lou" (Jerry) Gillen; one niece and one nephew Christie and Jason Pettigrew; and many dear friends. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio by Kathleen Hays. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

HATLER ROBINSON, 83, of Ironton, widower of Ruby Schug Robinson, died April 11 at his residence. He was retired from Wilson's Sporting Goods. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home; burial at Slabfork Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

RONNIE SLONE, 65, of Ironton, widower of Janet Irene Dehner Slone, died April 11 at St. Mary's Medical Center Ironton Campus. He was a former employee at Ford Motor Company and L.W. Kline and Son Construction Company. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home; burial at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

CHARLES EDWARD WELLMAN SR., 76, of Cleveland, Ohio, husband of Gloria Wellman, died April 10. He was retired from General Motors. Service will be noon Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services; burial at Wellman-Kitchen Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service.

Kentucky

GEORGE HAMLIN JR., 90, of Ashland, widower of Lois E. Hayes Hamlin, died April 9 at Sunset Nursing Center. He was retired from Ashland Oil. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Oaks Memorial Garden. There will be no visitation. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

WANDA SUE HUNT, 73, of Toler, Ky., died April 11. Service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church; burial at Mt. View Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home.

April 12, 2014

West Virginia

ROGER ADAMS, 72, of Mount Gay, W.Va., husband of Sharron Adams, died April 10 at home. He was a former Loan Officer for LB&T Bank of Logan, and a greeter for Walmart. Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, W.Va.; burial in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Visitation two hours before service. Donations are suggested to the Central United Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1558, Logan, WV 25601. www.honakerfuneralhome.org.

GEORGIA ELIZABETH DALTON, 90, of Harts, W.Va., widow of Wid Dalton, died April 9 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. Services will be noon Tuesday, Hannah United Baptist Church; burial will follow at Frank Reece Dalton Cemetery, Harts. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va.

FAITH MARIE FRY, 11, of Branchland, W.Va., daughter of Dennis Fry and Tina Marie Fry, died April 10 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial will follow at Ross Family Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

EUGENE "GENE" C. CRITES, 75, of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Division. Gene was retired from Multi-Cap and a former distributor for 7-UP Bottling Company in South Point, Ohio. He loved to bowl, fish, hunt, and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clarence "Bo" Crites and PFC Richard Crites. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Brenda Massie Crites; daughter Karen Lemaster and husband Tom of Coal Grove, Ohio; sons Mark Crites of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jeff Crites of Ona, W.Va.; step-sons Travis Aleshire of Goose Creek, S.C., and Aaron Aleshire of Ladson, S.C.; sisters Evelyn Taylor of Brunswick, Ga., and Mildred Cotroneo of Nitro, W.Va. Gene is also survived by his grandchildren Zachary Gebhardt, Leslie Crites, Jason Crites, Courtney Crites, Andrew Aleshire, Amber Aleshire, Savannah Aleshire, Erin Aleshire and Marisa Aleshire, and three great-grandchildren. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Lavonna Jones. Honoring Gene's wishes he will be cremated. A memorial celebration of Gene's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in St. Albans with Pastor Tom Chafin officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 2121 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro is assisting the Crites family. You may express condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Heaven's gates opened wide as the angels welcomed home another servant. HESTER ANN SANDERS, 83, of Wayne departed this earthly life on Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne with Pastor Johnny Jackson and Pastor Paul Michael Booth officiating. Burial will follow in the E.J. Sanders Cemetery, Wayne. Hester was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Della Adkins. She was a member of Canada Chapel Church and Wayne OES Chapter 156. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Enoch Sanders; three infant children Beatrice Ann, Judith Darlene and Ricky Dale Sanders; and one brother Clifford Adkins. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Sanders of Wayne, W.Va., and Karen (Sid) Fragale of Hurricane, W.Va.; one grandson, Kristopher (Jaclyn) Pyles of Ona, W.Va.; granddaughter Stephanie Fragale of Apex, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Aspen Pyles and one great-grandson, Hunter Whitley. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Adkins and Nellie (Virgil) Crockett; one brother, Garland (Fay) Adkins of Wayne, and a host of other family members and friends. The family extends their gratitude to the staff at St. Mary's Hospital for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Canada Chapel Church, 145 White Oak Fork Rd., Wayne, WV 25570. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne.

LARRY RANDALL RAY, 62, of Ona, died April 11. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville. www.hensonmortuary.com.

EUGENIA C. SOLTIS, 91, of Huntington, widow of Steve Soltis, died April 7 in Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, W.Va. She was a homemaker. Funeral liturgy will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.

LEWIS JAY THOMAS, 47, of Leon, W.Va., died April 9. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.; burial in Leon (W.Va.) Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.dealfh.com.

CHARLES WELLMAN, 76, of Cleveland, formerly of Phico, W.Va., died April 10. Arrangements are incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.

Ohio

DANIEL LEE DAY, 29, of Crown City, Ohio, son of Charles L. and Monica Day, died April 8 at home. He was a farmer and laborer. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, St. Nick Cemetery. Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

PATRICIA ANN SMITH, 73, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died April 10 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

HAROLD WATSON, 88, of Gallipolis, Ohio, husband of Pauline Watson, died April 11. He retired as a supervisor at Gallipolis Developmental Center. Services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis; burial will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to Ridgelawn Cemetery, c/o Lona Mae Houck, 2286 State Route 218, Gallipolis, OH 45631. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES EDWARD COTTLE, 46, of Sciotoville, Ohio, died April 9 at his residence. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ, Flatwoods, Ky.

Kentucky

ELMA KENDRICK, 83, of Blue River, Ky., widow of Tommy Kendrick, died April 10 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nelson-Fraizer Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Baldridge Cemetery, Blue River. Visitation from 5 p.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

JAX CHRISTIAN MITCHELL, infant son of Ryan and Kimberly Tackett Mitchell of Martin, Ky., died April 9. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, W.J. Hall Cemetery, Grethel, Ky. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Martin. www.hallfuneralservice.com.

CONAL LEE STANLEY, 64, of White Pine, Tenn., formerly of Sidney, Ky., died April 9 in Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Morristown. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Pinson Cemetery, Sidney.

RANDY LYNN TACKETT, 44, of Bevinsville, Ky., son of Lonzie and Nadine Tackett, died April 10 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, Melvin, Ky.; burial in Temporary Gardens, Bypro, Ky. Visitation from 6 p.m. Saturday until service time at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

J.D. WALTERS JR., 83, of Sidney, Ky., died April 11 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Mary Elizabeth Church, Hatfield, Ky.; burial in Smith Cemetery, Hatfield. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.

J.D. WALTERS JR., 83, of Sidney, Ky., died April 11 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Mary Elizabeth Church, Hatfield, Ky.; burial in Smith Cemetery, Hatfield. Visitation after 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.