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August 20, 2014Obituaries


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August 20, 2014

West Virginia

LELAND LUTHER GORE, 54, of Quinland, W.Va., husband of Floria Gore, died Aug. 16. He was a retired coal miner. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church.

PAUL FRED LEWIS, 60, of Barboursville, husband of Annette Lewis, died Aug. 18 at St. Mary's Medical Center. There will be no services. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

SANDRA KAY FERGUSON, 62, of Ona, died Monday August 18, 2014 at her residence. Funeral service will be conducted noon Thursday August 21, 2014 at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor's Emual Adkins and Eddie McComas officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Sandra was born May 24, 1952 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Jonah Gilkerson, Jr. and Alma Dillon Gilkerson. She was a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ, Beech Fork. She was preceded in death by a grandson Noah McGlothin and a brother Robert Dillon. Survivors include her husband Bobby Darrell Ferguson, two daughters; Wendy Ferguson and Cristy McGlothin and husband Roger, one son Bobby Glen Ferguson and wife Stacy, five grandchildren; Makayla and Bentley McGlothin, Bobby Glen Ferguson II, Chloe and Kelly Ferguson all of Wayne, two sisters; Diana Dill of East Lynn and Judy Mays of Lesage. Loved by many, please pray for the family. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Thursday. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

DARRIN LEE GARCIA, 28, of Milton, died August 16, 2014 in Berea, Ky. He was born October 25, 1985 in Victorville, Calif. He was preceded in death by his dad, Ray Garcia and his beloved Christina Renay. Darrin is a 2004 graduate of Cabell Midland High School. He participated in Milton Youth League football, baseball and basketball. Darrin is survived by his mom, Rena Blankenship Garcia and his grandpa, Roscoe (Bud) Sowards, his precious beloved daughters, Linda Shea and Summer Renay Garcia and their mother, Jesse Garcia; his natural parents, Dana and Liisa Lewis Tyler; aunt and uncle, Anita and Russ Copodonna; "sisters", Brittney and Jeni Copodonna; nephew, Bradley; niece, Christina; uncle, Dwight Tyler, all of Milton; and his godparents, Ted and Vangie Garcia of LaMirada, Calif.; aunts and uncle, Lisa Park, Karen Hall and Ray Garcia, II. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Rev. Edwin S. Harper. Burial will be in Culloden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

THOMAS ERVIN HANNER, loved the simple things in life. A good book. A ripe beefsteak tomato. Fishing. A very dry martini. A crisp green apple. A political debate. History. His family, and Huntington. We as a family are bringing him home to West Virginia the place he loved most. He had many people in his life that he loved. He loved his mom Crettie (deceased) who raised him through the challenging economic times of the Great Depression. His dad, Joseph Paisley Hanner, who taught him to persevere through tough times. His brother Joe (Tommie) deceased, who kept him out of trouble and his brother Ivan (Mary Lee) who kept him in trouble. His wife the beautiful Jody Aylor (deceased). He buried three children, Kevin, Tommie and Ruth Anne. He always felt sad about that. He loves his three girls Missy (Craig) Frisvold, Mary Ellen "Muffin" who faithfully brought the puppies to visit him and Katy -- his fishing buddy. His three sons Mike, Sean (Barb) and Dan. He taught his sons to fish and instilled in them a love of history. His grandchildren Molly Siebert, "Moll" (Derek), John Thomas Frisvold, Mikey (Laura) Frisvold, Emily Hanner, Leslie Martin, Bryant Hanner and Ana Larsen. He had a twinkle in his eyes when the three "Littles" -- Aidan, Liam and Conor Siebert pedaled over for a visit. He loved his sister-in-law (she never forgot his birthday and she never forgot him) known most affectionately as "Bug" -- Jane Fretz (Glenn). He always said they never made anyone finer than Glenn Fretz. His sister in law Dee"Doodie" Pelc. His brother in law Vern Scandola (Vernie). He like to tell us that he and "Vernie" knew where all the skeletons were hidden. Dad also loved Frank "a wonderful addition to our family". His nieces Becky (Dan) White, Janie (Greg) Allen, Jennifer Hanner, Julie and Joni Scandola and Meredith (Steve) Merino. His nephews David (Theresa) John (Rochelle) and Tim (Marlene) Hanner and Jim (Bridget) and John (Cassidy) Scandola. And finally his best friend Pauline Parker. Pauline was a loyal friend and champion for him to the end. She is truly an extraordinary person. Tom loved us all, we have lost a great champion. He valued education. He attended St. Joe's Grade School (he was an altar boy). He graduated from St. Joseph's High School (he was the class president) and he moved on to Marshall University and the University of Chicago (MBA). He was an avid reader and loved Jeopardy (he was good). Since he detested funerals and loved a good family gathering, we are having an "Irish Wake" also known as a Celebration of Life to honor him on Saturday, August 23rd. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery -- we will meet at the cemetery office. The celebration will immediately follow the interment at St. Cloud Commons Lodge (where our parents went to dances when they were in high school), located at 1701 Jackson Avenue, Huntington. Please join us as we remember "The Hanner Boys" -- Joe, Tom and Ivan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Christian Community Home Foundation in Hudson, Wisconsin. He loved it there (even though he called it an "overpriced mausoleum") and they took extraordinary care of him. The family would like to thank them for all of their humor, grace and love with our Dad. If you cannot join us in person, please make a toast to a man who loved his family with a good martini. He strongly believed in the West Virginia State motto "Mountaineers are always free."

MACK CLARKSON JARRELL, DPM, of Ceredo, died at St. Mary's Medical Center on Monday, August 18, 2014. Dr. Mack Jarrell or "Doc" as his friends called him, was born on April 11, 1926 in Ceredo. He attended Ceredo-Kenova High School until he graduated early to join the navy as a cadet at the University of VA Richmond where he played football. He was a US Navy veteran of the Pacific Theater in WWII and then during the Korean Conflict. He was an alumnus of the University of VA, Marshall University, the Chicago College of Podiatric Medicine and The Ohio State University. While practicing as a Podiatrist, he taught school at South Point High School. As a young man, he served on Ceredo City Council. He retired from South Point High School when he was elected to the WV Senate where he served as the Democratic Majority Whip from his retirement until 1988. He was a Past State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of WV and was an All American Commander during his year. He was also a member of the DAV, a Life Member of the American Legions Post #93 Kenova, whose Honor Guard will conduct graveside rites, VFW Post 1064, BPO Elks 313, a Kentucky Colonel and an Admiral in the Cherry River Navy. Mack was a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Legion of Honor, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Huntington, Huntington Comandry #9, Huntington Chapter of Royal Arch Masons #6 and Crescent Lodge #32, whose members will perform graveside rites. He was preceded in death by his parents, McClellan and Gladys Jarrell and one sister, Ramona Rowe. He is survived by his wife, Betty Joan Jarrell; three sons and their families, Shawn and Rosanne Griffith and their son, Jason; Don and Missy Jarrell and their daughters, Cayman and Laken; Andy Jarrell and his daughter, Olivia; Dr. Eugenia M. Jarrell, Olivia's mother and Mack's caring physician; two nieces, Brenda Donald and Debbie Atkins and a host of grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Byard officiating, with graveside rites to follow at Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

ESTELL D. QUINTRELL, of West Hamlin, born on August 1, 1927, passed away August 18, 2014 at Lincoln Nursing and Rehabilitation at the age of Eighty Seven years and Seventeen days. He is survived by his loving wife of Sixty Two years Edna Dillon Quintrell, and a host of relatives, family and friends. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with Rev. Darrell Quintrell and Pastor David Vickers officiating. Interment will follow at Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

SGM W.R. "RONNIE" WALLS, 76, of Wayne, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Father Julian Marneni officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens at Wayne. He was born February 10, 1938 at Accoville, W.Va., a son of the late Wanice N. and Myrtle Napier Walls. He retired as a Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army after 42 years of service including duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1972. He was also a former electrician at New York Medical College, as well as a coal mine foreman. Four brothers, Wayne, Johnny, Donald and Wandel Walls also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Juliana Corbett Walls; a daughter, Laura Ann Bauman (John) of Seattle, Wash.; three sons, Jeffery Lee Walls of Bend, Ore., Rev. Robert Walls (Larissa) of Wayne, and Michael J. Walls (Darrah) of Westchester, N.Y.; four sisters, Maxine Martin of Wichita Falls, TX, Ida Elizabeth Frye (Jim) of Stewart, Ohio, Nilene Ramey (Odell) of Wayne, and Edith Lynn Clay (Billy) of Logan, W.Va.; seven grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home.

KATHY LYNN SAUNDERS, 57, of Huntington, mother of Joshua Saunders, died Aug. 19 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Chapman's Mortuary. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

Ohio

PAULINE BOSTEL BARTELS, 89, of Gallipolis, Ohio, widow of Emery Bartels, died Aug. 18 at Holzer Senior Care Center. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Willis Funeral Home; burial at Mound Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

JOHN DAVID JOHNSON, 61, of Ironton, died Aug. 17 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Chapel Church; burial at Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the time of service Thursday. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

BONNIE LOUISE MAYSE, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio, widow of Ernest Mayse, died Aug. 17 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory; burial at Perkins Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

HELEN GIBSON MILEM, 97, of South Point, Ohio, died Aug. 18 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home. www.schneidergriffin.com.

HELEN L. HOLMES passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 from an extended illness at her home in Reading, Ohio, at the age of 84. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John R. Holmes and daughter Anna L. Vititoe, one brother, Leland (Buddy) Dick of Milton. she is also the sister of the late Clellan (Skeeter) Dick, and special aunt of Timothy and Jody Dick of Reading, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Carlos Gibson. Burial will be in Blue Sulphur Cemetery, Ona. Visitation will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

GERALD WILDS, 90, of Dayton, Ohio, died Aug. 17 at VA Medical Center. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home; burial at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

Kentucky

HIRAM TIMOTHY EVANS, 34, of Ashland, died Aug. 16. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McCalvin Cemetery.

WILLIAM RAY POTTER, 73, of Wurtland, Ky., husband of Sharon Potter, died Aug. 18 at his residence. He was a retired Union Carpenter. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wright's Funeral Home; burial at McGuire Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Donations are suggested to defer the cost of the funeral. www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

MARTIN STRIZ, 36, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Barboursville, died Aug. 17. Arrangements are incomplete at Wallace Funeral Home.

August 19, 2014

West Virginia

DR. EDWIN P. ADKINS, widower of Henrietta (Folmar) Adkins, of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 13. He was born and raised in Midkiff, West Virginia, and he was the vice president of Research and Development for Temple University. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home and Crematory, 19. E. Germantown Pk., E. Norriton, Pennsylvania. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville, Pennsylvania. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

SANDRA K. FERGUSON, 62, of Ona, wife of Bobby Ferguson, died Monday at her residence. Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington is in charge of arrangements. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

DARRIN LEE GARCIA, 28, of Milton, died Saturday in Berea, Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will follow in Culloden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

ALVIN C. PARSONS, of Navarre, Ohio, formerly of Branchland, West Virginia, died Saturday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, West Virginia. Burial will follow in Bear Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Thursday at the funeral home.

CECIL RAY FRY, 70, of Huntington, WV, went to be with The Lord, Sunday August 17, 2014 at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday August 20, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington with Pastor Andy Magnusson officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Cecil was born December 17, 1943 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Carl & Eva Marie Berry Fry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired from INCO Alloys and attended Baptist Temple. A sister Linda Wells also preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Carie Ferguson & husband Christopher of Huntington & Rebecca Moralez of Virginia Beach, VA, one brother Carl Fry & wife Shirley, and one sister, Barbara Parsons all of Columbus, OH, four grandchildren, Adrianna & Lazaro Moralez both of Virginia Beach, Brandon & Brooke Ferguson both of Huntington and special friends Tom & Pam Melton of Huntington. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

AVONELLE PAULEY HATHAWAY, 88, of Huntington, went to be with God after a long battle with cancer on August, 18, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born in Manila, West Virginia, January 24, 1926, and was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Allen Pauley and Allie Gillenwater Pauley; sister, Inez Pauley Bowles; and brothers, Bernie Pauley, Johnnie Pauley Jr. and General Pauley. Survivors include her sister, Frances Pauley Barr, of Cincinnati, Ohio; special sister-in-law, Pauline Pauley, of Melbourne, Florida; daughter Beverly Hathaway Brannock (Michael), of Parkersburg; John Hathaway (Kimberly); and Mark Hathaway. Grandchildren are Dr. Kristina Brannock, Kathy Brannock (Travis Capehart), Tessa Thomas (Steven), Ashley Parker and Todd Jordan Hathaway. Great-grandchildren are James Allen, Kaleigh Spencer, Kaitlin Thomas, Mena Hathaway, and Amaris Hathaway. Avonelle was a graduate of Chapmanville High School and received a bachelor's degree from Concord College in 1946. She was a mother, teacher and counselor in her career, having retired from the West Virginia Department of Employment Security in 1988. She was an avid reader and her hobbies included needlework, crocheting and sewing. Avonelle spent her entire life in service to family and community and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Beard Mortuary in Huntington is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visitation is August 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Damon Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Huntington. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100, Staunton Road, Huntington, WV, 25702. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staffs of HIMG, St. Mary's Hospital, and the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, who gave Avonelle such wonderful care during her long illness.

OPAL STOWASSER JORDAN, 83, of Milton passed away August 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 10, 1931, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Earl Stowasser and Goldie Stanley Stowasser. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Willard "Bill" Jordan; three brothers Clayton, Bill and Jimmy Stowasser. She is survived by her son, Billy Joe Jordan and wife Colleen Sue of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughters, Connie Basham and husband Bruce of Elkview, W.Va., Linda McDaniel and husband Richard of Dunbar, W.Va., Jeanette Lynn Jordan Hill and husband Kenny of Diamond, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and three sisters Hazel Jenkins, Mary Edmonds and Nancy Lipsey. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Jeff Dailey and Pastor Cherrie Sizemore. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

BETTY ANN HALLEY POTTER, 82, of Milford, OH, formerly of Huntington, WV, and Chesapeake, OH, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. She was the wife of Stanley Potter. She was born on August 17, 1931, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late William and Bessie Berry. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband of 60 years, William Halley; brothers Victor, James, Orville, Paul, Charles and Roy Berry; sisters Rita Kuhn, Ruth Horoszko, Mary Blake and Glenna Ross. She is survived by daughter Kathryn (Richard) Rice; grandson, Dr. Chris (Carolyn) Rice; granddaughter, Emily (Chuck) Crawford; step-grandsons, Patrick (Sarah) Potter, Andrew (Lisseth) Potter, Kevin Potter and Kyle Potter; great-grandchildren, Mya Crawford, Carson Rice and A.J. Potter; step-sons, Dr. S. Steven (Sue) Potter and Charles (Dreema) Potter. Betty devoted her life to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. For many years she was an active member of the Highlawn United Methodist Church where she was a MYF Counselor, choir member and served on numerous committees. Betty will be remembered as Nanny/Nan by those close to her heart. Her family is eternally grateful for the loving memories she left with them. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Ron Page officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the mortuary. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

ERCIE NORMA LUCAS POWELL, 101, of Huntington, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday August 17, 2014 from Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Crossroads Baptist Church, with Pastor John M. Duffy officiating and John Bourn, Rodney LeGrand, and Stephanie Abbess will provide music. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. Ercie was the daughter of Garland "GV" and Rosetta "Rosie" Kirk Lucas of Salt Rock, WV. She was born May 24, 1913 on Dog Fork, in Salt Rock, WV. Others preceding her in death are her husband, Luther Powell; infant son, Thomas Kent; sisters, Eskie Lucas Bexfield (John), Ruby Lucas Calder (Humphry), and Mildred Lucas Messer Dandridge; brothers, Ritzel (Roxie) Lucas, Herman H. Lucas (Thelma), Russell C. Lucas, Erskine "John" Lucas, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is retired from Perry Norvel Shoe Company working there some 49 years, and was a charter member and lifetime member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Huntington where she was a member of the choir and worked in the Sunday School Department. Ercie is survived by her daughter, Frances (Virgle) West; grandson, Mark West; great granddaughters, Frances Jacqueline West Kelly, Toni Joann West Caldwell, and Meaghan West; one great grandson, Melvin Colter "Colt" West; great-great granddaughter, Meaghan Elizabeth West; grand daughter-in-law, Kim Bross West (Michael), all of Texas; and a brother, Kenneth Lucas of Huntington. The family would like to especially thank the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation, as well as Dr. Patti Marcum and her staff for the love and care they gave to her. Friends may call 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Chapman's Mortuary and after noon on Wednesday at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

MARILYN RUTH PUTZ, 84, of Huntington, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Woodland Retirement Community Health Care, in Huntington. The daughter of Ruth and Leon Putz of Point Pleasant, she was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, taught English at Fairfax Hall, Waynesboro, Virginia, and was Associate Professor of English at Marshall University. Private burial at Kirkland Memorial Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

Ohio

DAVID L. BEAVER, 68, of Jackson, formerly of Gallipolis, husband of Sherri (Sheets) Beaver, died Monday at his residence. He worked at Crown City Mining, graduated from Huntington Barber College, and was a barber for more than 50 years. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Willis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic service at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

LUCILLE DINGESS, 90, of Willow Wood, Ohio, died Sunday at Mayfair Village Nursing Care Center, Columbus, Ohio. Hall Funeral Home Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

BONNIE MAYSE, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Sunday at home. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

HARRIET JANE LLOYD SCRAGG, 71, of Rome Township, Proctorville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at home, held closely and surrounded by her family. She was born on November 12, 1942 in Huntington, WV, to John Martin Lloyd and Mary Alma Null Lloyd, who preceded her in death. She was married to Herchel Scragg, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are her three children and their spouses: Beth Ann Lloyd-Boster (Michael) of Proctorville; John David Scragg (Kara) and their daughter Sophia Katherine - precious granddaughter to Harriet, of Willow Wood; and Amy Lynn Scragg Hammock (Jon) of Morgantown, WV. Harriet always embraced a deep love for her children and was a wonderful mother and friend to them. Harriet's many friends and neighbors will remember her love, her leadership, her quick wit, her laughter, and her concern for the community. Harriet held a deep, abiding faith in God and was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church. She supported her children and others as she served as Advisor to the Buckeye Guys and Gals 4-H Club, the largest club in the state of Ohio, as well as several other organizations. Harriet was on the Advisory Board for the Proctorville Rainbow Girls, a member of Eastern Star Teresa Chapter #257 and the Huntington Chapter #8. A graduate of Fairland, she was a lifelong Lawrence County citizen where she was a vibrant and civic-minded part of the community. Harriet loved the political process and served the Republican Party for over 50 years in various capacities. In 2012, Harriet was recognized by the Tri-State Living publication in an article entitled "15 Women You Have to Meet" in Lawrence County. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio by Pastor Greg Inboden. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio with Eastern Star rites at 7:30 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

ERMA CORRINE SULLIVAN, 81, of Ironton, Ohio, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Jolin Health Care Inc., Ironton. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Chris Day. Burial will follow in Harveytown Cemetery, Huntington, WV. She was born June 17, 1933 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late Clyde Arthur "Sam" Byrd and the late Iva Parsons Byrd. Preceding her in death was her husband Robert G. Sullivan, one son Clyde Randal Sullivan, three brothers: Orville McComas, Jr., William McComas, and Jack McComas. Her survivors include one son, John Robert (Carol) Sullivan of South Point, Ohio; grandchildren: Jill Sullivan, Lindy Sullivan, Terry (Christin) Hughes, Allison Sullivan, Aaron (Maggie) Sullivan and Ryan Sullivan. In addition, five great-grandchildren: Jacey, Brock, Tyler, Tripp and Jaspen; one brother, James C. Byrd of Huntington, WV, and a host of nieces and nephews and a caregiver and dear friend Debbie Conwell. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

GERALD WILDS, 90, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Ironton, died Sunday at the Veterans Affairs Hospice Center in Dayton. Arrangements are pending at the Tracy-Brammer Monroe Funeral Home.

Kentucky

WATSON MOSLEY JR., 73, of Argillite, Ky., husband of Adele Sue Conn Mosley, died Sunday at his residence. He was a millwright for AK Steel and a peacetime Air Force veteran. Memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.mfhfuneralhome.com.

CAROL YVONNE QUEEN, 78, of Ashland, died Friday at River Park Hospital in Huntington. She was a retired dietitian for King's Daughters Medical Center. Memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Mausoleum. There will be no visitation. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.mfhfuneralhome.com.

JAMES EDWARD "BUD" SCARBERRY, 87, of Louisa, Ky., died Sunday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

EARL E. WILLIS, 90, of Russell, Ky., formerly of Coal Grove, Ohio, widower of Eva May Adkins, died Saturday at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He retired from General Tire Co. and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan and Taiwan. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, Ky. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday. www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com

August 18, 2014

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY FLETCHER, 23, of Chattaroy, W.Va., died Aug. 16 at Appalachian Regional Hospital. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home; burial at Robinette Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

EARL "JR" BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Huntington, died Friday August 15, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. David B. Lemming officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. JR was born March 8, 1940, in Wayne County, a son of the late Earl and Theldia Crabtree Blankenship. He was retired from INCO Alloys and then was an Independent Construction Contractor. JR served on the Cabell County Board of Education for 10 years and on the Cabell County Commission for 6 years. He was a member of the IOOF Huntington Lodge #64 and the USW Local Chapter 23-4. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Blankenship. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce Plybon Blankenship; two sons, Rob Blankenship and Jeff Blankenship (Cathy) of South Point, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lauren Werthammer (Nick) of Huntington, Whitney Blankenship of Caen, France, Katie Blankenship of Huntington, Elizabeth Blankenship of Amissville, Va., and Alex Blankenship of Magnolia, Del.; two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Blankenship of Va. and Lilly Kate Werthammer of Huntington; one brother, Ray Blankenship (Betty) of Huntington; and special friends, Glen and Bernice Dent of Huntington. Pallbearers will be Scott Blankenship, Jay and Christopher Hatcher, Roger Johnson, Darren Cunningham and Rick Hoosier. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

LOUELLA JARRELL VANCE, 92, of Barboursville, passed away August 13, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Barboursville. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born December 21, 1921 in Griffithsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Docia Carnes Jarrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wattie Vance; infant son Alan Vance; son, Bradley Vance; and sister, Rheabel Vance. She is survived by two sons Keith (Cruz) Vance of San Diego, Calif., and Eric (Beatriz) Vance of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Heidi Wheeler, Cynthia Craig, Daniel, Merari, and Jefferson Vance; and great-grandchildren, Adam, Lola, Nathaniel and Alex. She is also survived by a dear loyal friend Lisa Ellison Bragg of Nimitz, W.Va., and several nieces and nephews. Louella was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Barboursville, and a 40 year member and ladies' Sunday School teacher at Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church in Nimitz. Louella was an award-winning quilter, renown throughout the southeast United States. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ohio

WILLIAM F. GREGORY, 83, Gallipolis, Ohio, died Aug. 16 at his daughter's residence. He was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home; burial at Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

BETTY HALLEY POTTER, 82, of Milford, Ohio, formerly of Huntington, wife of Stanley Potter, died Aug. 16 at her residence. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beard Mortuary; burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be a half hour prior to the service.

HARRIET J. SCRAGG, 71, of Proctorville, Ohio, widow of Herchel Scragg, died Aug. 16 at her residence. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home; burial at Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall

Kentucky

CHARLES EDWARD HALE SR., 84, of Pineville, Ky., formerly of Bonanza, Ky., husband of Betty Hale, died Aug. 15. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home; burial at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Visitation 1 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

BONNIE S. JONES, 68, of Staffordsville, Ky., wife of Randell Jones, died Aug. 16 at her residence. Service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Church. There will be no visitation.

RUTHIE M. RAMEY PERRY, 70, of Boons Camp, Ky., widow of Jack Perry Jr., died Aug. 17. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Buffalo UM Church; burial at Dennie Pigg Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

EARL WILLIS, 90, of Russell, Ky., died at Community Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Family Funeral Home.

August 17, 2014

West Virginia

FLOYD DINGESS BUMGARNER, 71, of Mill Creek, W.Va., husband of Verma Bumgarner, died Aug. 15 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Freeman Funeral Home; burial at Adams-Abbott Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

EARL "JR" BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Huntington, died Friday August 15, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. David B. Lemming officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. JR was born March 8, 1940 in Wayne County, a son of the late Earl and Theldia Crabtree Blankenship. He was retired from INCO Alloys and then was an Independent Construction Contractor. JR served on the Cabell County Board of Education for 10 years and on the Cabell County Commission for 6 years. He was a member of the IOOF Huntington Lodge #64 and the USW Local Chapter 23-4. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Blankenship. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce Plybon Blankenship, two sons, Rob Blankenship and Jeff Blankenship (Cathy) of South Point, Ohio, 5 grandchildren, Lauren Werthammer (Nick) of Huntington, Whitney Blankenship of Caen, France, Katie Blankenship of Huntington, Elizabeth Blankenship of Amissville, Va., and Alex Blankenship of Magnolia, Del., 2 great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Blankenship of Va., and Lilly Kate Werthammer of Huntington, 1 brother Ray Blankenship (Betty) of Huntington, and special friends, Glen and Bernice Dent of Huntington. Pallbearers will be Scott Blankenship, Jay and Christopher Hatcher, Roger Johnson, Darren Cunningham and Rick Hoosier. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday August 18, 2014. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JAMES FRENCH BURNS SR., 70, of East Lynn, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Booten-Miller's Fork United Baptist Church where he enjoyed fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ. Elders Jimmy Lester, Steve Nida and James Burns, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at the Jones Cemetery in East Lynn. He was born March 17, 1944 in East Lynn, a son of the late William Henry Burns, Sr. and Okle Clara Stephens Burns. Three sisters, Eulah Burns, Sylvia Sue McComas and Gladys Burns and two brothers, Earl and Tommy Burns, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Phyllis Jean Lester Burns; six children, Okle (Steve) Atkins, James, Jr. (Frances), Kenneth, Patricia (Gale) Perry, William (Lisa), and Delta (Danny) Eaves; a brother, William Henry, Jr. and a sister, Josie "Sis" Triplett; 14 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, and special friends Tom Laishley and Ronnie Hammond. His sons-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital for the excellent care that was provided for our Dad. We would also like to thank all of those who sat with us during his illness and all the prayers that were prayed for him and us. "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2 Timothy Chapter 4, Verses 6-8.

DONALD JAMES CHAPMAN, 83, of Milton, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born September 15, 1930, in Mason County, a son of the late Baz and Elizabeth Templeton Chapman. He is also preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Thelma Jean Chapman; one daughter, Donna Davidson; one son, James Chapman and his wife Diane and one grandson Justin Chapman and his wife Rhenda. He was a retiree of BASF. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Dale Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in the Milton Cemetery. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

SYLVIA ADAMS KILLEN DEHART, 80, of Barboursville, formerly of Hudson, N.C., passed away August 14, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Collins Funeral Home Chapel in Switzer, W.Va., by Rev. Mansfield Dameron. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born December 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Virginia and Carl Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glaston DeHart, and two sons, David Killen and Clifford Killen. She is survived by four sons, Russell and Nancy Killen of Barboursville, Timothy Killen, Phillip Killen, and Mark Killen, all of Hudson, N.C.; and five grandsons, Russell Killen Jr. of Milton, Brian Killen of Ona, Austin and Devon Killen of Hudson, N.C. and Kevin Killen of Little Rock, Ark.; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice of Huntington.

CLEO WALLER GARRETT, 81, of Lynchburg, Va., passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation, Huntington. She was born November 18, 1932 in Mingo County, W.Va., daughter of late George and Belle Damron Waller. She is survived by one daughter Donna Kay Adkins of Huntington; two grandchildren, Karri Adkins of Huntington, and Lafe Justin Adkins of Columbus, Ohio; four great-grandchildren and one sister Wanda Rouse of Oak Island, N.C. A funeral service will be conducted in Lynchburg, Virginia at a later date. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

JOSEPH MICHAEL LAWHON, 60, of Prichard, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Prichard. He was born June 8, 1954 in Huntington, a son of the late Donald Lawhon and Arella Lett Leap. He was a fork lift operator for Heavy Equipment, he was also a preacher. Joseph was a member of Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Greg Leap. Survivors include, his loving wife Georgia Ann Lawhon of Prichard; four daughters, Kimberly (David) Thompson of Fort Gay; Susan Sellards of Lavellete; Tonya Lawhon of Prichard; Jenny Meade of Fort Gay; brothers and sisters, Wetzel Lawhon of Leseage; Donna McMellon; Chuck Lawhon of Huntington; Ivan W. Leap Jr. of Lavelette; Lola Collins of Wayne; grandchildren, Brittany Akers, Brice Akers, Tiffany and Cindy Thompson; great-grandchildren, Bentley and Brayson Harless. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Cavins officiating. Burial will follow at Harmon Cemetery, Prichard, W.Va.; Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. until time of service on Sunday at Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church.

GEMMA FRANCES "FRANKIE" MAYNARD, 87, of Lavalette, formerly of Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was born January 24, 1927 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Lilly and Noah Kirk, Sr. Her husband Chester Maynard also preceded her in death along with her sons, Chester Maynard, Jr. and infant Gordon Jeffrey Maynard; one daughter Carol Fry; one sister, Sidney Hooper; and three brothers, Reuben Kirk, Arnold Kirk, and Noah Kirk, Jr. Frankie was a member of the Echo United Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Wayne Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves behind her daughter, Sharon Gentry and her husband Howard of Huntington; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Maynard of Wayne; six grandchildren, David Maynard and his wife Theresa of Wayne, Chet Maynard, also of Wayne, Lora Maynard-Lake and her husband Greg, Michelle Perdue, all of Huntington, Lucian Fry of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Andy Carson of Buckhannon, W.Va.; six great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Jerry Williamson Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Monday.

LOUELLA JARRELL VANCE, 92, of Barboursville, passed away August 13, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Barboursville. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born December 21, 1921 in Griffithsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Docia Carnes Jarrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wattie Vance; infant son Alan Vance; son, Bradley Vance; and sister, Rheabel Vance. She is survived by two sons Keith (Cruz) Vance of San Diego, Calif., and Eric (Beatriz) Vance of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Heidi Wheeler, Cynthia Craig, Daniel, Merari, and Jefferson Vance; and great-grandchildren, Adam, Lola, Nathaniel and Alex. She is also survived by a dear loyal friend Lisa Ellison Bragg of Nimitz, W.Va., and several nieces and nephews. Louella was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Barboursville, and a 40 year member and ladies' Sunday School teacher at Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church in Nimitz. Louella was an award-winning quilter, renown throughout the southeast United States. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is in charge of arrangements.

BRAD TODD RANSBOTTOM, 43, of Huntington, husband of Sherri Ransbottom, died Aug. 15 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was an Allstate agent for Ransbottom Insurance. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beard Mortuary; burial at Rome Cemetery (Ohio). Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Contributions are suggested to Pea Ridge Baptist Church or Our Lady of Fatima School. www.beardmortuary.com.

GEMMA FRANCES "FRANKIE" MAYNARD, 87, of Lavalette, formerly of Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was born January 24, 1927, in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Lilly and Noah Kirk Sr. Her husband, Chester Maynard, also preceded her in death along with her sons, Chester Maynard Jr. and infant Gordon Jeffrey Maynard; one daughter, Carol Fry; one sister, Sidney Hooper; and three brothers, Reuben Kirk, Arnold Kirk and Noah Kirk Jr. Frankie was a member of the Echo United Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Wayne Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves behind her daughter, Sharon Gentry and her husband Howard of Huntington; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Maynard of Wayne; six grandchildren, David Maynard and his wife Theresa of Wayne, Chet Maynard, also of Wayne, Lora Maynard-Lake and her husband Greg, Michelle Perdue, all of Huntington, Lucian Fry of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Andy Carson of Buckhannon, W.Va.; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Iris Nelson of Huntington and Joyce Nelson of Dunlow, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Jerry Williamson Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Monday.

BRAD TODD RANSBOTTOM, 43, of Huntington, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia on Friday, August 15, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Greg Creasy officiating. Burial will follow in Rome (Ohio) Cemetery. Brad was born February 27, 1971, in Huntington. He was a graduate of Huntington East High School and Marshall University. He was an avid Marshall sports fan and Dodgers fan. He was an Allstate agent for Ransbottom Insurance at Eastern Heights Shopping Center. He was a member of Pea Ridge Baptist Church and The Big Green Club. Brad was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Walter Ransbottom, and a daughter, Emma Ransbottom. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 15 years, Sherri Jarvis Ransbottom; his loving daughter, Ella Kennedy Ransbottom; his mother, Janice Sayre Ransbottom; a sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Floyd Harlow; a brother, Scott Ransbottom, all of Huntington; a niece, Kate (Mike) Cresswell of Columbus, Ohio; a nephew, Adam Harlow of Huntington; brothers-in-law, Travis Jarvis of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Rod Jarvis of Milton; mother-in-law, Lula Jarvis; aunts, Hilda Sample and Iris Ankrom of Huntington; and a host of special friends and extended family. Brad wanted to express his appreciation to all the doctors, nurses and medical staff both local and at Ohio State James Cancer Center who took excellent care of him during his battle with Leukemia. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Pea Ridge Baptist Church or Our Lady of Fatima School. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Beard Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

Ohio

WILMER GEAN DAMRON, 82, of Frazeyburg, Ohio, widower of Darlene Damron, died Aug. 14 at his son's residence. He was retired from Newark Air Force Base. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Sam Damron Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

CLYDE NOBLE, 81, of South Point, Ohio, died Aug. 14 at VA Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home. www.schneidergriffin.com.

NORMAN F. KLEINMAN, of South Point, Ohio, loving husband, father, popaw and friend left this world to join his wife, Phyllis, father, Fredrick; mother, Mary Ellen; brother, Frank Kleinman; and sister, Lousie Dixon on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ironton, Ohio with Fr. David Huffman officiating. Norman was born March 15, 1926. He leaves behind his son, Carl Kleinman and daughter-in-law, Deloris Kleinman and his grandchildren whom he loved very much; Ashlee (Andrew) Christian, Andrea, Carl Andrew and Aleeia Kleinman, all of South Point, Ohio; and brother, Walter (Wanda) Kleinman. Norman was the owner of Midway Auto Paint and Supply for over 60 years. He served in the Air Force during WWII and was a 4th degree Knight with Knights of Columbus in Ironton. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for all their help and compassion. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Huntington, P.O. Box 464 Huntington, WV 25709. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

ERMA CORINNE SULLIVAN, 81, of Ironton, formerly of Huntington, passed away, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Jolin Health Care Inc., Ironton. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Chris Day. Burial will follow in Harveytown Cemetery, Huntington. She was born June 17, 1933 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Clyde Arthur "Sam" Byrd and the late Iva Parsons Byrd. Preceding her in death was her husband Robert G. Sullivan, one son Clyde Randal Sullivan, three brothers: Orville McComas, Jr., William McComas, and Jack McComas. Her survivors include one son, John Robert (Carol) Sullivan of South Point, Ohio; grandchildren: Jill Sullivan, Lindy Sullivan, Terry(Christin) Hughes, Allison Sullivan, Aaron (Maggie) Sullivan. In addition, five great-grandchildren: Jacey, Brock, Tyler, Tripp and Jaspen; one brother, James C. Byrd of Huntington, and a host of nieces and nephews and a caregiver and dear friend Debbie Conwell. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

Kentucky

FRANCIS GENE BLANTON, 72, of Greenup, Ky., husband of Frances Blanton, died Aug. 15 at Community Hospice Care Center. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Church of God; burial at Blanton Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bailey Family Funeral Home. www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES E. CORDLE, 81, of Blaine, Ky., husband of Doris Cordle, died Aug. 15. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church; burial at Cordle Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home.

ELIZA ROBINSON DOTSON, 94, of Prestonsburg, Ky., widow of Greeley Dotson, died Aug. 16 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home; burial at Dotson Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

MAVIS SPRIGGS HICKS, 84, of Eastern, Ky., died Aug. 16. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home. www.hallfuneralservice.com.

LEONA MARIE BROWN PALMER-SANDERS, 80, of Greenup, Ky., widow of Clifford Sanders, died Aug. 16. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lloyd Community Baptist Church; burial at Quillen Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Donations are suggested to the church. www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

August 16, 2014

West Virginia

J.R. BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Huntington, husband of Joyce Blankenship, died Aug. 15 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was an independent contractor. Chapman's Mortuary Huntington is in charge of arrangements. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JAMES FRENCH BURNS SR., 70, of East Lynn, husband of Phyllis Jean Burns, died Aug. 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Booten-Miller's Fork United Baptist Church; burial will follow at Jones Cemetery, East Lynn. Visitation after 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

STEPHEN MICHAEL DIAMOND, 36, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Aug. 13. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation one hour before service.

LEONARD JOSEPH FRY, 56, of Huntington, son of Loretta Fry Carey, died Aug. 15 in Jo-Lin Health Center, Ironton. Private services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

WILLIAM C. GOOSLIN, 42, of Red Jacket, W.Va., died Aug. 13 in South Williamson (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Hospital. He requested no services to be held. Arrangements are by Chambers Funeral services, Matewan, W.Va. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

JOSEPH MICHAEL LAWHON, 60, of Prichard died Aug. 14. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church, Prichard; burial in Harmon Cemetery, Prichard. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

FRENCH J. NAPIER, 89, of Douglas, Mich., formerly of Wayne, died Aug. 12. He was a retired foreman with the Ford Motor Company. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Bethlehem United Baptist Church, Ceredo; burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Visitation after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne.

DONALD RAY BAILEY, 63, of Kenova, W.Va., died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Don was born May 8, 1951, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late James M. and Mary Maxine Moore Bailey. He graduated in 1969 from Ceredo-Kenova High School. Don was a U.S. Navy veteran. Members of American Legion Post #93 Kenova Honor Guard will conduct graveside rites. Don last worked for the WalMart Vision Center as an optician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Dawn Gill. He is survived by his wife Vicki Lynn Rutherford Bailey; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Michael and Emma K. Hart Bailey of Roanoke, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jaima Marie and Billy Travis and grandsons Jacob Alec and Dylan Joe Travis, all of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Barbara and Greg De Los Santos of Yorktown, Va., and Dianne Brubaker of Huntington, W.Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Angela Bailey of Kenova, W.Va.; an uncle and aunt, Don C. and Lynn Bailey of Kenova, W.Va., and his father and mother-in-law Hiram and Janet Rutherford, of Kenova, W.Va. The family would like to thank the staff of VA Medical Center, especially Teresa, and the staff of the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their care of Don; the family would also like to say a special thanks to close friends Dr. James Elliott, Shawn Perdue, Ed Blankenship, Michael Lewis, Bobby Branham and Dave Millward. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Byard officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV, 25702. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

SANDRA LEE RAY BOOTON, 72, of Lavalette, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastors Randy Osburn and Paul Michael Booth. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. She was born April 3, 1942 in Dickson, W.Va., a daughter of the late, Bessie Saunders Ray. Sandra was a homemaker and former x-ray technician. Her grandparents by whom she was raised, Luther "Buck" and Lola Saunders, also preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Russell Booton; two daughters, Mary Sharp and husband Brad of Lavalette, W.Va., Amy Watts and husband Joe of Wayne, W.Va.; Richie Booton and wife Michelle of Wayne, W.Va.; a brother, Gary D. Ray and wife Evelyn of Cocoa, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Jordan Mays and husband Todd, Bradley Sharp, Haley Booton, Ashley Booton and Brady Booton, Tucker Watts, Hunter Watts and JamiLyn Watts; a great-grandson, Tripp Mays; and a host of additional family and friends. Friends may call from noon until service time Sunday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va.

ISHMEL HODGE, 87, of Milton, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 14, 2014. II Corinthians 5:8 provides Christians assurance that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Ishmel was born April 25, 1927, in Branchland, W.Va., a son of the late Henry Hodge and Myrtle Swanson Hodge. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Della Ann Hodge. Ishmel is survived by his loving wife Lula Grass Hodge, son Gary Hodge and daughter Jill Sansom, both of Milton; three grandchildren, Amanda Hodge Perry and husband Ryan of Milton, Michael Sansom of Barboursville, and Briana Sansom of Milton; and two great-grandchildren, Jace and Isaiah Perry of Milton. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene Hodge of Hamlin, Donald Hodge of Huntington, Billy Hodge of Branchland, and four sisters, Normal Roy of Huntington, Orphy Frye of Hamlin, Mabel Cummings Hamlin, and an infant sister. Ishmel was the proud owner of an Esso gas station for 10 years in Hamlin, W.Va., where he was a member of Hamlin Baptist Church. He relocated to Milton, W.Va., in 1961 and was co-owner of the Gulf and Chevron station for 30 years with close friend Burke "Red" Villers. Ishmel loved his church family at Antioch Baptist church in Ona, W.Va., where he was a member for 45 years. He served as a trustee at Antioch for over 30 years as well as an associate of Gideons International. The Hodge family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Cabell Huntington Home Health Services and Hospice of Huntington. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, August 18, 2014, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, W.Va. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. Friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, W.Va. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.com.

MARY FERGUSON PERRY, 63, of Fort Gay, W.Va., loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Ivory Williamson and Roger Maynard. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, W.Va. She was born October 17, 1950, in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Gertrude Buskirk Ferguson. Mary was a homemaker. Also preceding her in death was an infant daughter Denise Gay; three sisters, Brenda Gay Bowens, Beaulah Kitts and Barbara Pack; a brother Dennis Ray Ferguson. Survivors include her loving husband of 38 years, Kenneth Perry; daughter Krystal Adkins and husband Chuck, son Kenneth Dale Perry and wife Gloria, all of Fort Gay, W.Va.; two sisters, Martha Wanzer of Fort Gay, W.Va., Carolyn Sue Campbell of Empire, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Austin, Zachary, Dustin, Dillon, Megan, Hailey, Hannah and Helaina; her "sisters at heart," Wanda Thompson, Nola Adkins, Judy Lewis, Ruth Adkins and Dale Maynard. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, sisters- and brothers-in law, friends and grandchildren at heart. The family would like to thank St. Mary's CICU nursing staff and doctors for taking such great care of Mary and also to all who visited, spent nights and offered prayers. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

JAMES RAY WILSON, 78, of Huntington passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014, in the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Dock's Creek Cemetery with Rev. Roy Terry officiating. Friends may call 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. James was born September 27, 1935, a son of the late Raymond and Jessie Mae Jordan Wilson. He was a retired concrete finisher. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawna (Mike) Koslow and Teresa (Jeff) Murphy, all of Huntington: one brother, Elwood Wilson of Ironton, Ohio; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova is assisting the Wilson family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

JANIE LOU WORKMAN, 64, of Milton, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 21, 1950, in Wayne County, a daughter of Billy Marshall and the late Lucille Rowe Marshall. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband Mason Workman; four daughters, Rachel Trotter and her husband Daniel, Laura Lowry, Hayley Workman and Stormie Workman; one sister, Debbie Nutter and her husband Wayne; five grandchildren, Sarah Miller, Joey Miller, Ezekiel Workman, Rebecca Trotter and Gabriella Bocook; three great-grandchildren, Dot Winland, Elizabeth Trotter and Rosie Winland and sister-in-law Herise Nash. She was a LPN and worked at Prestera Addiction and Recovery. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. At Janie's request there will be no funeral services or visitation. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JERRY CECIL PULLEY, 74, of Huntington, father of Lisa Pulley, died Aug. 13 at home. He was a welder. Private services. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. www.regerfh.com.

MAMIE ALICE SONGER, 63, of Kenova, sister of Charles Andrew Harbert of Kensington, Md., died Aug. 11 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a retired Wayne County school teacher. Burial will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dock's Creek Cemetery. Celebration of Life will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, First Independent Missionary Baptist Church, 848 13th St., Kenova. www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

Ohio

MARIRITA BARTEE, 74, formerly of Ironton and of Clarksville, Ind., mother of Kathy Martin of Ironton and Teri Baker of West Point, Ky., died Aug. 14. She had worked at WalMart in Clarksville, Ind. Services are to be held at Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany, Ind. from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a graveside service August 23 at Calvary Cemetery in Ironton with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at O'Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, Ironton.

JOHN THOMAS McMAHON, 75, of Ironton, husband of Judy McMahon, died Aug. 14 in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Visitation one hour before service.

ERMA CORINNE SULLIVAN, 81, of Ironton formerly of Huntington, widow of Robert G. Sullivan, died Aug. 12 in Jo-Lin Health Center. She was a homemaker. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete.

JOHN THOMAS McMAHON, 75, of Ironton, husband of Judy McMahon, died Aug. 14 in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Visitation one hour before service.

Kentucky

FRANCIS GENE BLANTON, 72, of Greenup, Ky., died Aug. 15 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. Bailey Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, which are pending.

LINDA SALISBURY, 64, of Teaberry, Ky., widow of Paul Salisbury, died Aug. 14 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Salisbury Cemetery, Printer, Ky. Visitation from 6 p.m. Friday until service at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

August 15, 2014

West Virginia

DONALD RAY BAILEY, 63, of Kenova, husband of Vicki Rutherford Bailey, died Aug. 14 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was an optician for the WalMart Vision Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV 25702. www.rollinsfh.com.

WALTER LELAND BARNES, 85, formerly of Huntington, husband of Martha Barnes. died Aug. 8 in Summer Field Nursing Home, Louisville, Ky. He was retired Executive Director of the Chestnut Street YMCA. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home, Huntington; burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park. Visitaition will be one hour prior to service. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.

SANDRA LEE RAY BOOTON, 72, of Lavalette, wife of Russell Booton, died Aug. 14 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a former x-ray technician. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service.

ISHMEL E. HODGE, 87, of Milton died Aug. 14 at home. Funeral service will be noon Monday, Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.heckfuneralhome.com.

JAMES L. CLINE, 75, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, Ky. He was born April 15, 1939, in Princeton, W.Va., a son of the late Calvin Cline and Esther Thomas Milam. He was a coal miner. James was a veteran of the US Air Force. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother Billy Wellman Cline. Survivors include his wife Patricia Diane Parcell Cline; son James Cline Jr.; daughters Leslie Cline, Kerry Cline, Trish Cline and Tammy Rush; step-children Lisa Angel, Tammy Lykins and Jerry Lykins; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and good friend Cindy Ray. Friends may call from noon until service time on Saturday at the Reger Funeral Home. American Legion Post 93 of Kenova will conduct military graveside rites. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

BARBARA ELLEN LIBERATORE, 54, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, formerly of Vinton, Ohio passed away at her home on August 12, 2014. She was born April 15, 1960, the daughter of the late Charles Virgil and Maggie Pigman Jackson. Barbara leaves behind her husband Joseph "Joe" Liberatore, Point Pleasant, West Virginia; daughters Lori (Mark) Booth, Huntington, West Virginia and Melissa (Dennis) Simpkins, Willow Wood, Ohio; five grandchildren, Brady, Brock and Bruin Booth and Logan and Luke Simpkins; a sister, Mary Lou Williams, Middleport, Ohio; and several close family and friends who loved her very much. Barbara was a beautiful lady who will be dearly missed. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pendleton Marcum Cemetery, Vinton, Ohio. Friends may call at funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.mccoymoore.com. McCoy Moore Funeral Home is honored to serve the Liberatore family.

MR. FRENCH J. NAPIER, 89, of Douglas, Mich., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He was born October 8, 1924, in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Albert and Dakota Napier. His beloved wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Napier, also preceded him in death along with two sons, Paul Napier and Edsel Napier; and two grandsons, Nicholas Napier and Jefferson Thompson. French proudly served in the US Marine Corps and was a retired foreman with the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan after 20 years of service. He leaves behind four sons, Geary F. (Lynne) Napier of Kalamazoo, Mich., Micheal (Zanna) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn., Eddie C. Napier of Pasadena, Md., and Gregory Allen (Tammy) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn.; four daughters, Debra A. (Terry) Wilson of Alabama, Pamela Sue (Frank E.) Lercher of Louisville, Ky., Sandy Bobeldyke of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Terri Lee (Richard Rockwell) Thompson of Huntington, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Bethlehem United Baptist Church, Ceredo, W.Va., where French was a member, Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne.

DIXIE WORKMAN, 55, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Brian Cartwell. Burial will follow at Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va. She was born April 18, 1959 in Williamson, W.Va., a daughter of the late Wilber and Lola Meade Bowen. Dixie was a records coordinator for Gentiva Health and was a member of Camp Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, James Bowen and George Samuel Bowen. Survivors include her loving husband of 38 years, Pleaze Workman; a son Brian Pleaze Workman and wife Sheila of Kenova, W.Va.; three very special grandchildren, Brandon Hunter Workman, Blayne Allan Workman, Sydney Addison Workman; three sisters, Rita Stepp and husband Mount, Rhonda McCoy and husband George and Lillian Walker; two brothers, Joe Bowen and Earl Bowen; a sister-in-law June Bowen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va.

MARY FERGUSON PERRY, 63, of Fort Gay, wife of Kenneth Perry, died Aug. 13 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Sunday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

JAMES R. WILSON, 78, of Huntington died Aug. 14 in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. www.rollinsfh.com.

Ohio

RALPH FIELDS, 76, of Ironton, widower of Carol Fields, died Aug. 11 in Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a self-employed painter. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sugar Creek Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is assisting the family. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

NORMAN F. KLEINMAN of South Point, Ohio, widower of Phyllis Kleinman, died Aug. 13. He was owner of Midway Auto Paint and Supply. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ironton. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Contributions are suggested to Hospice House of Huntington P.O. Box 464 Huntington, WV 25709. www.slackandwallace.com.

Kentucky

BONNIE SUE ALLEN, 69, of Ashland, wife of Roger Thomas Allen, died Aug. 14 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Rd., Ashland, KY 41101. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

RONNIE EDWIN BURCHETT, 63, of Stambuagh, Ky., died Aug. 13 at home. He was owner and manager of Hilltop Enterprises. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Preston Funeral Home, Chapel, Paintsville, Ky.; burial in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, Ky.

BUDDY L. MEEK, 79, of Louisa, Ky., died Aug. 14. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Young Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

LOIS M. PORTER, 84, of Ashland, widow of Oscar Porter, died Aug. 13 at home. She retired from Harvey's Auto Parts as a bookkeeper. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel, Ashland. Visitation one hour before service. Contributions are suggested to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 www.steenfuneralhome.com.

JIMMY SHINGLETON, 77, of Nicholasville, formerly of Ashland, companion of the late Mabel Johnson, died Aug. 12 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. He retired from Flowers Bread Company (formerly Betsy Ross) as a route driver and also worked at Ashland Food Fair. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

August 14, 2014

West Virginia

LOIS JEAN NAPIER AMBURGEY, 78, of Chapmanville, W.Va., wife of Ernest Amburgey Jr., died Aug. 12. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville; burial in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m Friday at the funeral home.

STANELY WAYNE BURDETTE, 84, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Aug. 11 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church; burial in Leon (W.Va.) Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. Arrangements by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.

JOHN BRUCE COPLEY, 57, of Huntington, son of Eileen Bledsoe, died July 11 at home. He was a bricklayer. There will be no memorial services. Chapman's Mortuary is handling arrangements. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

BARBARA LEE EVANS, 63, of Hamlin, W.Va., died Aug. 11. She was a homemaker. At her request, there will be no services. Arrangements by Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

DAVID G. GIBSON, 74, of Vacaville, Calif., formerly of Huntington, brother of Charlene Anderson of Huntington, died Aug. 7 at home. He retired as a vice president at Central Bank in Vacaville. Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, McCune Garden Chapel, Vacaville. Donations are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

BARBARA ELLEN LIBERATORE, 54, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., formerly of Vinton, Ohio, wife of Joe Liberatore, died Aug. 12 at home. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel; burial will follow in Pendleton Marcum Cemetery, Vinton. Visitation two hours before service. www.mccoymoore.com.

MARY JANE BELTON, 90, of Ona, W.Va., passed away August 12, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Ray Adkins. Burial will be in Rosemont Memorial Gardens. She was born October 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Vance and Virgie Estep. She was preceded in death by her husbands William Mays and Claude Belton; one son, Ray Mays, March 25, 1991; a grandson, Buddy Keesee, whom she loved and missed dearly, July 3, 2008; a great-grandson Douglas Saville, December 1, 1999; five brothers and five sisters. She was the mother of Daisy Mays Keesee of Ona, W.Va., with whom she made her home for six years; grandson Kevin Keesee of Barboursville; two granddaughters, Ashlee and Holley Keesee of Huntington, who she loved and missed every day; great-grandson Jimmy Saville of Florida; granddaughter-in-law Debbie Saville of Ona; a friend and helper, Faith Brannen. Special thanks to caregiver Niki Long of Sarah Care and a special brother-in-law Jack Adkins, husband of Lillie Adkins, her sister she loved; great-great-grandson Tyler Saville. Mother was a person who would give her last cent; she worked hard all her life and was forgotten by many that she had given to and done for all of her life-praying that she would suffer no more. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

EVERETT MARTIN, 84, of Barboursville, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Jo-Lin Health Center, Ironton, Ohio. He was born March 25, 1930, in Wayne County, a son of the late Walter and Roma Curry Martin. He is also preceded in death by one son, Kane Martin; two brothers, Van Martin and Sidney Martin. He served in the United States Navy serving during Korea and Vietnam. He retired from CSX Transportation as a machinist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his coffee drinkers at McDonald's. He is survived by one son, David Martin and his mother Frances J. Adkins; companion of 20 years, Donna Brumfield; two grandchildren, Trevor Martin and Wesley J. Martin. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville with military graveside services. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JANET MARIE FARLEY McCALLISTER, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends from The Heritage Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Charles Vance. Janet will be laid to rest next to her husband James Roy McCallister, in Baylous Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va. Janet was born September 3, 1942, in Harts Creek, W.Va., a daughter of Elva D. and Mabel Mae Booth Farley. Janet was a loving mother to four children and homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, DIY decorating and demonstrating her wonderful sense of humor. Janet shared her childhood with Donna Mae, Shirley, Bethel, Ethel, Dora, Gene, Delmer, Buck, Rod, David and Randy. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband James Roy McCallister. She is survived by two sons, Mike (Jennifer) McCallister and Phil McCallister, both of Barboursville, W.Va.; two daughters, Sandy McCallister of Danville, W.Va., and Angie (Tom) Nibert of Proctorville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Melissa Rodgers, Jessica, Sarah and Peyton Newman, Anthony and Kaitlyn McCallister, Hannah Koerber, Stephanie and Josie McCallister and Maddie Nibert; four great-grandchildren, Connor Le, David Michael Rice, Blaire Mackenzie Rice and Samantha "Sammie" LeLaikes. Janet sends one final "Thanks Baby" to the staff at The Heritage Center, especially to her angel sent from Heaven, Marybeth Ash-Moore who watched over her daily. A heartfelt thank you to Bobbie Stymiest, Janet's longtime caregiver and Angie's very close friend. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

BILLY HOBERT MOONEY, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 10, 2014, with his family. Bill was born on December 18, 1929, and lived a wonderful life on his terms. He touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Bill was known by everyone as Uncle Bill; he leaves behind so many friends and family who will cherish the time and memories spent with him. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the no-kill animal shelter in Uncle Bill's name. Donations can be made to Little Victories, 3589 Wire Branch Rd., Ona, WV 25545. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

EDGAR LEE ROWE, 74, of Wayne, husband of Joan Rowe, died Aug. 11 at home. Private services. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ohio

RITA FAYE PARKER, 57, of South Point, Ohio, mother of Joshua and Jacob Parker, Candy Goldie and William Lynd, died Aug. 12. Memorial gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. Donations are suggested to the funeral home. www.klingelcarpenter.com.

ALFREDA ROSE MAYO LOWE, 71, of Chesapeake, Ohio went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ during her sleep at home August 11, 2014. She was born February 21, 1943 in Cabell Co. WV., and reared on the Mayo ancestral farm at Sherwood Drive, Spring Valley Road, Wayne Co. WV. "Freda" was a great-great-granddaughter of James Glenn Mayo, a war of 1812 veteran, who settled here from the James River, Fluvanna Co., Va. Her Mayo lineage derives from Valentine Mayo of the Middlesex colony in Virginia. A daughter of the late Charles E. Mayo and Alva Fairchild Mayo, she was preceded in death by husbands James Newton and Robert Lowe; a son Ricky Newton; brothers Eugene Mayo, Shelby Mayo, Ronald Mayo and a sister Mary Keessee. She is survived by her fiance Archie Meadows; sons James Newton Jr., Timothy Newton, Virgil Newton; daughters Tina Prout and Freda Dillon; grandchildren Jimmy Newton, Matthew Newton, Amanda Newton, Tiffany Newton, Robert Scott Pinson, Cynthia Prout, Branden Newton, Melisa Newton, Christopher Newton, Elizabeth Adkins, Stephen Clyle Dillon, Jonathan M. Dillon, Aaron Tyler Dillon; great-grandchildren Jason Pinson, Rachel Pinson, Adain Prout; brothers Charles Edward Mayo and Timothy Mayo; sisters, Alice Sperry, Bonnie Fitzpatrick and Martha Nelson. Freda is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins. Her entire genealogy is recorded in the book, Joseph Mayo, 2nd Lt., Fluvanna County Patriot, a genealogy and family history 1620-2001, Library of Congress #2001126619. The book may be reviewed at local libraries. Visitation will be at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday followed by funeral services conducted by Rev. Wendell Tacket at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Mayo Family Cemetery, west fork of Sherwood Drive. Condolences may be expressed to the family by email at Fredafortado@comcast.net. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Mayo Family Cemetery Fund designated to "Freda" and in care of Jim Mayo, Fund Trustee, 2725 Harvey Road, Huntington, WV 25704.

SHAWNA MARIE McCOY, 45, of Springfield, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, July 4, 2014, after a short illness. She was the granddaughter of Y.B. Damron of Kenova, W.Va., who survives. She was born July 31, 1968. Also surviving are her husband, Larry McCoy and two sons, Levi and Lucas McCoy, all of Springfield, Ohio; mother Sylvia Damron Smallenbarger and dad Douglas Smallenbarger of Springfield, Ohio; brother Eric Smallenbarger of Cincinnati, Ohio; aunt Emma Booth of Kenova, W.Va., and a very special uncle, Raymond Miracle of Springfield, Ohio, along with lost of cousins, two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother John Zonner, maternal grandmother Emma Damron and aunt Joan Miracle. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Kenova Church of Christ, located at the corner of Chestnut and 18th Streets in Kenova. Burial at Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova.

JENNIE LEE SCHNEIDER, 81, of South Point, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 12, 2014, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House after an extended illness, She is survived by son Tony Schneider of South Point, Ohio; three daughters, Edna Mitchem of Alabama, Angela Maxey of Huntington and Karen Schneider of South Point, Ohio; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous friends and extended family members. Visitation with family and friends will be Friday, August 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, W.Va. A 2 p.m. graveside service to follow at Culloden Cemetery, Culloden, W.Va. Please visit www.allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.

LOUISE STEPHENS, 89, of Chesapeake, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at home. She was born February 11, 1925, in Hazard, Ky., daughter of the late Bill and Maggie Mae Delaney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John Yates Jr.; two grandsons, Ricky and Arthur Childers; and two brothers, Tom Delaney and Don Rayhurt. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Arthur) Childers and Norma (Charles) Mayenschein, both of Chesapeake, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio by Elder Denver Majher. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

WILLIAM D. WELLS, 63, of Gallipolis, Ohio, husband of Violet Wells, died Aug. 13 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a union laborer from Local 83, Portsmouth, Ohio. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis; entombment will follow in Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

Kentucky

JUNE MOORE CHILDERS, 97, of Ashland, widow of Ralph Childers, died Aug. 12 in Woodland Oaks Health Care Center. She owned and operated South Ashland Florist and Wildwood Nursery, working every day until she was 95. Contributions are suggested to South Ashland United Methodist Church, 2203 29th St., Ashland, KY 41101 or to Putnam Stadium Foundation, 1520 Lexington Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD DELBERT LAKIN JR., 79, of Ashland, widower of Johnelle Lakin, died Aug. 12 at home. He retired from GTE. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. Contributions are suggested to Second Baptist Church, 4950 Williams Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.

VERDIE NEWSOME, 90, of Somerset, Ky., formerly of Grethel, Ky., widow of Morris Newsome, died Aug. 11. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial in Effie Hall Newsome Cemetery, Grethel. Visitation after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

ORVILLE J. PENNINGTON, 92, of Ashland, widower of Phyllis Pennington, died Aug. 12 at home. He retired from Armco Steel Corporation as a millwright. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel; burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. www.steenfuneralhome.com

HERBERT RAY REYNOLDS, 67, of Stanville, Ky., died Aug. 12 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

JIMMY SHINGLETON, 77, of Nicholasville, Ky., formerly of Ashland died Aug. 12 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky. Arrangements incomplete at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland. Contributions suggested to the American Cancer Society.

MYRTLE MARIE WRIGHT, 67, of Louisa, Ky., died Aug. 12 at home. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.