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September 1, 2014Obituaries


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September 1, 2014

West Virginia

FRANCES CLORENE REYNOLDS HENDERSON, 88, of Culloden, died Aug. 27 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Culloden Cemetery.

CHRISTOPHER ALAN BOBLETT, 52, of Huntington passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, in the St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Randall Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Christopher was born June 7, 1962, in Richwood, W.Va., a son of Shirley Boblett of Huntington and the late William Lee Boblett Sr. He was a restaurant manager with the Wendy's Corporation and a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Besides his mother, additional survivors include three daughters, Alyssa Faith Boblett and Melina Christan Boblett, both of Huntington, and Brandi Carolyn Boblett of South Point, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law, Audria V. Clutter (Rod) of Evansville, Ind.; and one brother and sister-in-law, William L. Boblett Jr. (Gabrielle) of Catlettsburg, Ky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses. Friends may call two hours prior to services on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the funeral home. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the Boblett family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

GLENN RAY SMITH, of Huntington, husband of Beverly Smith, died Aug. 29 at his residence. He was owner of GR Smith Inc. Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Contributions are suggested to the charity of one's choice. www.regerfh.com

Ohio

RAY ADAMS, 86, of Ironton, died Aug. 31 at Community Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.

RICHARD LEE CASEY, 56, of Ironton, husband of Carolyn, died Aug. 30 at his residence. He was a roofer for Briden Roofing Company. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

EVERETT EASTERLING SR., 70, of Ironton, husband of Betty Easterling, died Aug. 30 at a local health care center. He was a former employee of Lawrence County Community Action Organization. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home; burial at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

CLEVIS MAYNARD, 86, of Proctorville, Ohio, went home to be with His Lord on Friday, August 29, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1928, in Logan County, W.Va., a son of the late Jarrett and Reba Maynard. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wilma "Jean" Adkins Maynard, and their daughter, Tena Reif of Katy, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren, Adrienne, Courtney, Chelsea and Darrell Reif, all of Katy, Texas; and one sister, Carmel M. Lewis of Chesapeake, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Maynard; and two brothers, Nelva and Ray Maynard. Clevis served in the United States Air Force and retired from INCO with 30 years of service. He was a member of Philadelphia United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, with Pastors Don Napier and Leo Maynard officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Miller, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Kentucky

HOMER EARL MADDOX, 92, of Ashland, died Aug. 31 at Community Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Steen Funeral Home-Central Ave. Chapel.

DELORIS POPE, 77, of Louisa, Ky., died Aug. 29. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Friendship United Baptist Church; burial at Pope Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. until the service at the church.

HAROLD VERNON THOMAS, 81, of Flatwoods, Ky., husband of Anyce Thomas, died Aug. 30 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Service will be noon Tuesday at Carman Funeral Home; entombment at Rosehill Burial Park. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.carmanfuneral.com

WILLIAM RAY WILKS, 71, of Ashland, husband of Nancy Wilks, died Aug. 30 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. He was retired from Chandlers Plywood. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at England Hill Freewill Baptist Church; burial at Fannin Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Ave. Chapel and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. www.steenfuneralhome.com

August 31, 2014

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER ALAN BOBLETT, 52, of Huntington, died Aug. 29 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a restaurant manager. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home; internment at Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation two hours before service. Contributions are suggested to the funeral home to assist with final expenses. www.rollinsfh.com.

BOBBY DEAN COOPER, 61, of Danville, W.Va., died Aug. 25 at CAMC-Memorial Division. He was a former coal miner and construction worker. Services were Friday at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services; burial at Family Memorial Gardens.

PHYLLIS COOPER, 73, of Logan, W.Va., died Aug. 30 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.

LANDVILLE DALTON, 67, of Wayne, formerly of Harts, W.Va., died Aug. 30 at his residence. Arrangements incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.

KIMBERLY KAY BRADSHAW DEAN, 47, of Wayne, died Aug. 30 at her residence. She was a former employee of Save-A-Lot and self-employed housekeeper. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Home; burial at Bowen Cemetery. Visitation  6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

NANCY ANN ISAAC, 65, of Huntington, died Aug. 23 at her residence. She was a teacher. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home; family gathering one hour prior to service. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.

DONALD RAY MOORE, 59, of Barboursville, died Aug. 28 at his residence. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel. Visitation two hours prior to the service. Donations are suggested to help with funeral arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

GEORGE E. KLINE, 82, of St. Albans, W.Va., peacefully passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, after a short illness. He was born January 24, 1932, in Klinesville, Pa., a son of the late George Wisman and Bertha Henry Kline of Columbia, Pa. George was a proud graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1950. He was married August 26, 1955, to Mary Catherine Barnes. George served in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict in the 3rd Marine Division. He enlisted and served in the West Virginia Army National Guard from 1955 until 1985 with one more year of active duty during the Berlin Crisis. He served at various times as Sergeant Major and Personnel Officer of the 150th Armored Calvary. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. George, known as "Sarge" to his players, helped found the midget league football program in St. Albans, W.Va., where he served as a coach for over twenty years. He also served as secretary/treasurer and president of the Kanawha Valley Midget Football League for many years. He was an avid West Virginia University football and basketball fan and regularly attended and served in the Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club meetings. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Catherine Barnes Kline; son, David Kline and his wife, Theresa of St. Albans, W.Va.; son, Gary Kline and his wife, Sherry of Ona, W.Va.; son, Robert Kline of St. Albans, W.Va.; brother, David Kline and sister, Mary Lou Fuhrman, both of Columbia, Pa.; and grandchildren, Brandon, Tayler, Jennifer, Rebekah, Sarah, and Katie. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, W.Va., with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va., with military honors. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club, 4304 Virginia Ave., SE, Charleston, WV, 25304. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family owned, located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Kline family.

JOE NAVY, 90, of Huntington, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, at Riverbend, South Point, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Will Basham and Pastor Ryan Navy. Burial will follow in Greenbottom Memorial Park, Greenbottom, W.Va. He was born July 7, 1924, in War, W.Va., a son of the late Angelo and Frances Bosco Navy. He was a retired truck driver with 30 years of service for Smith Transfer and was a member of the Teamsters Union. Joe was a US Army Veteran having served during WWII and was a member of the VFW Post 9738 of Guyandotte. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his former wife and mother of his children Helen Navy; siblings Louie Navy, Mario Navy, Angelo Navy Jr., Mike Navy, Rosie Navy, Ellen Navy Cavender, John Navy, Jimmy Navy, Mary Navy Davis, Tony Navy and Freddie Navy. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law David and Peggy Navy of Huntington; daughter and son-in-law Gina and Jeffrey Broce of Huntington; grandchildren Kelly Broce, Stacy Broce, Pastor Ryan Navy and his wife Allison Navy and Christa Navy; great-grandchildren Marlon Jones, Talia Jones, Aubrey Parker and Alexandra Broce; sister-in-law Opal Navy Grassioto of West Virginia; a host of very special nieces and nephews; and his devoted companion Lila Hayes. Friends may call from noon until service time on Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com. The Veterans Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 16 of Huntington will conduct military graveside rites.

LILA RUBY WILD RIFE, 99, died peacefully on August 28, 2014, at her home at the Woodlands Retirement Community. She was surrounded by her children. She was born February 27, 1915, in Huntington, the daughter of the late Henry Oliver and Mabel Riggs Dunfee. She was preceded in death by her brother, Henry O. Dunfee Jr., her first husband, Robert Marshall Wild to whom she was married 54 years and her second husband, Oscar Jennings Rife to whom she was married five years. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Marjorie and Roy Selvidge of Oxford, Mississippi, Robert and Pamela Wild of State College, Pennsylvania, Martha and Michael King of Bainbridge Island, Washington and Rebecca and Brad Miller of Sequim, Washington; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Roy (Sarah) Selvidge, Marshall Selvidge, Andrew Wild, Kristyn (Matt) Brown, David King, John Michael (Emily) King, Hannah King, Mark King, Deahna King, Ira Miller, Claire Miller, Shiva Miller and seven great-granddaughters. Lila Ruby was a graduate of Huntington High School and Marshall College. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Buford chapter of the DAR and an 18-year resident of The Woodlands Retirement Community. She was a homemaker who graciously opened her home to friends and her children's friends. She had a passionate interest in and a remarkable knowledge of the families, homes and the history of Huntington. With her passing goes a rich archival resource of this city that she dearly loved. The Wild family would like to express their profound gratitude for the loving and supportive friends and staff at The Woodlands. Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Skip Seibel officiating. A reception for friends and family will follow in the Friendship Hall. Lila will be interned at the Woodmere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Lila requested that donations be made to the Cabway Lingo Shoe Fund, in care of First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701 or to the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church Living Stones Campaign in honor of her father, Henry O. Dunfee, 1135 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

GLENN RAY SMITH "G.R.", owner of GR Smith Inc., was reunited with family and friends on Friday August 29, 2014, what a glorious reunion this will be. Glenn was born May 18, 1951, in Lincoln County, W.Va., a son of the late CW "Bill" and Kathryn Howard Smith. Glenn was preceded in death by his brother Richard and father-in-law Glen Carpenter. Left to cherish Glenn's memories are his best friend and wife of 40 years Beverly, his loving son Eric and his wife Kimberly and his sons Devon, Timmy and Jamison. Also surviving are Glenn's sisters Agnes Adkins (Junior), Darlene Jeffrey (Mac) and Judy; brothers Henry (Carol), Rick (Donna) and Andrew (Jeannie) and mother-in-law Ruth Carpenter. Beverly and Eric would like to thank everyone who offered and provided support during this very difficult time. We would also like to thank St. Mary's Medical Center, 6 South Team 3, Radiology Oncology, HIMG Oncology and Hospice of Huntington. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the charity of your choice. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Dan Spreacker. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the Reger Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

IRENE WHITT, 78, of Chapmanville, W.Va., widow of Freeland Whitt, died Aug. 30 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at God's House of Prayer; burial at Whitt Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday at the church.

Ohio

CLEVIS MAYNARD, 86, of Proctorville, Ohio, husband of Wilma Maynard, died Aug. 29 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory; burial at Miller Memorial Gardens. Visitation one hour prior to the service. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

PHYLLIS JEAN GILKISON, 80, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born June 24, 1934 in Huntington, the daughter of the late Kirby and Bernice Ward. She is survived by her four children, Greg (Jane) Gilkison of Proctorville, Debbie (Al) Linkowski, Sandra Morgan, and Mike (Rosalind) Gilkison all of Chicago, Ill.; her beloved grandchildren Michael, Alyssa, Erin, and Amanda of Chicago, Ill., and Jeff and Brad of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters Barbara Alltop, Fran Christian, and Donna Stewart of South Point, and Ann Olsen of Virginia; and brothers David Ward of Proctorville, Ohio, Thomas Ward of South Point, Ohio and Bill Ward of Chesapeake, Ohio. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, by Pastor Jay Love. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

DENNIS ARTHUR PRUTSMAN, loving husband, brother, uncle and friend, died peacefully August 27, 2014, at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. He was 68. Preceded in death by parents Kenneth and Gladys. Survived by devoted wife Carole, beloved sister Cheryl Wood (Steve) and brother John (Lisa), niece Shelby, nephews Grant, Paul, Lee and Nick, and dearest friend Craig Starr. A treasured member of Carole's family, he will be deeply missed by sisters-in-law Cathy and Karen, their families (Frank, Marilee, Jon, Mike and Lee), and many other dear friends and extended family. Dennis will be buried at Kingswood Cemetary with a memorial service for friends and family planned for later in the fall. Messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.shaw-davis.com.

Kentucky

ANNA BENTLEY, 76, of Grayson, Ky., died Aug. 30 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Arrangements incomplete at Sparks Funeral Home.

OWEN W. HOOD, 93, of Ashland, widower of Betty Hood, died Aug. 29 at Hospice Care Center. He was retired from Armco Steel Company. Service will be Sunday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel. Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

JOYCE IMOGENE NEWLAND MOLENDA, 65, of Ashland, wife of Peter Molenda, died Aug. 29 at King's Daughters Medical Center. Burial will be at Three Mile Cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation. www.sparksfh.com.

August 30, 2014

West Virginia

CHARLES B. ESSLINGER, 86, of Huntington, died Aug. 29. Per his wishes there will be no services. www.beardmortuary.com

JOE NAVY, 90, of Huntington, died Aug. 29 at Riverbend Nursing Home. He was a retired truck driver. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Home; burial at Greenbottom Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.regerfh.com

GOLDIE L. BARNES, 86, of Bridgeport, W.Va., passed away on Thursday evening, August 21, 2014 at United Hospital Center. She was born July 14, 1928 in Miletus, W.Va., a daughter of the late John William Vanscoy and Vada Melia Devericks Vanscoy. She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Barnes, Jr. in April of 2000. She is also survived by her many nephews and nieces, David R. Vanscoy Sr. and his wife Brenda of Bridgeport, W.Va., David R. Vanscoy Jr., Amanda Dawn Andrick and her husband Jason, Rebecca Elaine Andrick. Mrs. Barnes was a graduate of Doddridge High School and she was a nurse's aid for St. Mary's Hospital in Clarksburg back in the 1950's. She then moved to Huntington with her husband and she was a 40 year Charter member of the Altizer Baptist Church and also helped build it. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.burnsidefuneralhome.com. Services for Mrs. Barnes will take place at a later date and will be announced by the family.

CHARLES NICHOLAS FAULKNER, 86, of Huntington, passed away Thursday August 28th, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Charles was born on June 14th, 1928 in Huntington, to the late Harry A. and Mildred Caswell Faulkner. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters Eleanor Faulkner Goossen and Barbara Faulkner Snyder. Funeral services will be held Sunday August 31st, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Abbey of Remembrance at Woodmere Memorial Park by Rev. Andrew Magnusson. Burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park. Charles was a 1946 graduate of Huntington East High School and the Huntington East Trade School. He graduated from Marshall (College) University with a degree in Engineering and Science. He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard 468th Battery Division Field Artillery during the Korean Conflict. In 1957, Charles went to work for McDonald-Douglas Aeronautics in Santa Monica, CA. Several years later he was transferred by McDonald-Douglas to Cocoa Beach, Fla. - Cape Canaveral where he began working in the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center from the beginning of the space program, having worked on Gemini I through the Space Shuttle flights. He worked at all three space centers, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.; Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, Fla., Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX - where he retired in 1989. He was a member of the design team of Canadian and US Engineers who designed the shuttle payload arm. He worked closely with Judy Resnick, mission specialist and Greg Jarvis payload specialist both with the Challenger Space Shuttle's 11th Mission. He was in mission control at Johnson Space Center during the Apollo 1 mission and the Apollo 13 mission, and the 1986 Challenger mission. His family especially nieces and nephews loved to hear his stories of what he did in the space program. He was an avid golfer and loved to be on the water when in Florida. He is survived by a sister Gertrude (Bill) F. Spurlock, and five nieces, two nephews, eight Great nephews, four Great nieces, four Great Great nephews, and one Great Great Great niece. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

ABIGAYLE GRACE FLESHMAN. On March 4, 2012 we received a beautiful blue-eyed, brown haired little girl lent to us from our Father in Heaven. Her name means "Joy of the Father" and she brought so much joy to everyone that her grandma called her Sunshine. Who would have imagined how our Lord Jesus Christ could use a little girl that could not walk or talk to touch so many lives. On Thursday, August 28, 2014, it was time to give her back to the Father, for she was only lent to us. We were so blessed and thankful for the time we had with her. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21b. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Junior and Dorothy Ward and Ray and Alma Miller; and Uncle Daniel Miller. Abigayle is survived by her loving mother and father, Angie and Brent Fleshman; brothers, Kyle and Ethan; sisters, Danielle and Brielle all of Culloden; grandparents, Betty Fleshman of Barboursville, Shirley and Bob Connolly of Turtle Creek and Danny and Gail Miller of Spurlockville; great grandparents, Victor and Opal Clark of Alkol; Aunts Carol Lee Miller and Wendy (Joey) Boardman of Alkol; also left to cherish her memory are her great uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Mat Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow at Clark Cemetery, Bulger Road, Alkol. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward the funeral service. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org. Special thanks to family, friends, Birth-to-Three and Milestones' therapists, doctors, nurses, Culloden Volunteer Fire Department and Cabell County EMS. Your love and kindness will always be in our hearts.

LILA RUBY WILD RIFE, 99, died Aug. 28 at Woodlands Retirement Community. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church; interment at Woodmere Cemetery. Reception will follow the memorial service. www.klingelcarpenter.com

TONI KIM JIMISON, 48, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly of Huntington, died Aug. 23 at her residence. Celebration of Life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Center for Spiritual Living, 2 SW 12th Ave., Boca Raton, Fla.; visitation at Cabin Sports Bar, 154 N Federal, Deerfield Beach, Fla., following the service.

Ohio

PHYLLIS JEAN GILKISON, 80, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Aug. 29 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.timeformemory.com/hall

CLEVIS MAYNARD, 86, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Aug. 29 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio.

CONSTANCE "MANAW" CURTIS WINTERS, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at home, three days shy of her 91st birthday on August 31, 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend a birthday party and celebration of a fulfilled life immediately following the burial at the home of Cristi Ramey -- her special grandchild and end of life caretaker. She will be buried on her birthday as was her sister Sarah. Connie was a 29-year survivor of breast cancer and a 14-year survivor of kidney cancer but succumbed to thyroid cancer after a very short struggle. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Proctorville, Ohio. She was a graduate of Proctorville High School, attended Marshall University and was a 26-year member of Proctorville Teresa Chapter #257 OES. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Winters; her parents Howard and Esther Curtis; and two sisters Betty Dillon and Sarah Pockras. She is survived by three daughters Brenda Brammer (Charles) who gifted her with two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, Sharon Davis who gifted her with five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and Becky Manns who gifted her with four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild Dani Lynn, whom she held in her last hours, a beautiful experience for everyone; and a special friend Les Riley. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio with her friend and neighbor Pastor Gordon Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Pallbearers will be Josh Ramey, Mark Ramey, Christopher Adkins, Joe Lemley, Dale Manns, Becky Manns and Billy Davis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

WILLIAM A. ROWE, 86, of Ironton, son of William and Agnes Lipker Rowe, died Aug. 28 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Service will be 1 p.m Monday at O'Keefe-Baker Funeral Home; burial at Hecla Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

GRADY EUGENE SMITH JR., 44, of Kitts Hill, Ohio, died Aug. 26 at his residence. He was a laborer for Freeman's Heating and Cooling and a self-employed tattoo artist. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. www.phillipsfuneralhome.com

Kentucky

BARBARA ELLEN ELKINS, 73, of Hatfield, Ky., died Aug. 28 at Pikeville Medical Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home; burial at Mt. View Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.

JOE RICHARD HEWLETT, 62, of Louisa, Ky., died Aug. 28. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church of Louisa. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Young Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

JACK ALLAN KINNER, 66, of Ashland, died Aug. 27 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a retired school teacher. Service will be noon Saturday at Miller Funeral Home; burial at Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

MARGO DAWN BRYAN PATTON, 72, of Ashland, wife of Bert Patton, died Aug. 28 at King's Daughters Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Private graveside service was held Friday at Patton Cemetery. Celebration of Life will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Garner Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6 p.m. and a Time of Fellowship will follow the service. Donations are suggested to Garner Missionary Baptist Church, 19231 State Route 3, Rush, KY 41168 or to The Memorial Bible Fund of the Gideons International, P.O. Box 188, Ashland, KY 41105. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com

August 29, 2014

West Virginia

OLLIE MILLS, 68, formerly of East Lynn, W.Va., widower of Judy Mills, died Aug. 26 at Riverview Healthcare Center. He was a former laborer in the coal industry. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Epling Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ROBERT E. HICKMAN, 74 of Huntington, husband of Coby Clancy Hickman, passed away Wednesday August 27, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral liturgy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church by Father Paul Yuenger. Rite of Committal will follow in Springhill Cemetery, Huntington. He was born July 1, 1940 in Huntington, a son of the late Edward Johnson Hickman and Hazel Ray Hickman. Robert graduated from Huntington High School in 1958 and from the University of Cincinnati in 1962. He was named Chief Pharmacist of Cabell Huntington Hospital in 1962, Director of Pharmacy in 1981, Acting Vice President of Administration in 1987 and was permanently named Vice President of Administration in 1988. Robert retired from Cabell Huntington Hospital in January of 2005. Robert was a member of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, a member and past president of the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, West Virginia Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives. He also served with the Green Acres Human Rights Committee, Huntington Rotary Club, Vice Chair of the Board of Goodwill, City of Huntington Foundation, Neighborhood Institute, Huntington Area Labor Management Council, American Lung Association of West Virginia, Loaned Executive to the United Way of the River Cities. Robert served with the Western West Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross and he was a multi-gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross. He was a long time parishioner and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Fatima and served with Catholics for Christian Harmony Task Force. Robert was the 1954 National Marbles Champion and a member of RCFL2. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson Turner Hickman. Additional survivors include two sons Patrick (Holly) Hickman and Todd (Sandra) Hickman; four grandchildren Zachary, Taylor, Austin and Ridge Hickman; brother Dick (Judy) Hickman; two sisters Charlene (Clifford) Wilson and Nancy (Mike) McGraw; nieces and nephews Buddy Wilson, Linda Spangler, Danny Wilson, Jeff Hickman, Jon Hickman, Heather Davis, Ryan Hager, Morgan McGraw, Daniel A. Clancy, Daniel Clancy, Jennifer Nipp, Julie Roach, Jere Clancy, Jordan Clancy and Katherine Mitchell. Additional survivors include Ann Sullivan, Kelly (Josh) Esenbock, Josh (Megan) Hart and special friends Ted and Jamie Henry and Father Jim Sobus. Robert enjoyed his monthly poker games, annual fishing trips to the Greenbrier River and his spring and fall golf trips. Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church and the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Reger Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

LILLIAN AILEEN STOWASSER, 88, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born May 27, 1926 in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Alva Mount and Myrtle Scarberry Jordan. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Jefferson; second husband, James Stowasser, mother-in-law, Lula Jefferson and one brother Donald Jordan. She is survived by one daughter Nancy Murrell (Gary); three sons, James Jefferson (Margaret), Jackie Jefferson (Beverly) and Fred Jefferson Jr. (Diana); stepchildren, Patricia Muth (Edward) and Samuel Stowasser; four sisters, Geraldine Webb, Joyce Parsons, Faye Wilson and Jane Hanna; one brother, Grover Jordan (Lorene); seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Minister Rob Laukoter officiating. Burial will follow in the Maupin Cemetery. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

ADA FAYE PERKINS, 65, of North Matewan, W.Va., died Aug. 24 at her residence. Memorial Service will be 6 p.m. Friday at North Matewan Assembly of God. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

Ohio

JAMES EUGENE BLOOMFIELD, 57, of South Webster, Ohio, died Aug. 27 at a local health care center. He was self employed. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family; there will be no visitation. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

FRANCES MAHALA MILAM, 83, of South Point, Ohio, widow of Jackson Milam, died Aug. 27 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

ERNEST EDWARD ELKINS JR., 56, of Chesapeake, Ohio, life partner of Lisa Floyd, passed away Monday, August 25th at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born January 3rd, 1958 in Huntington, son of the late Ernest and Enna Elkins. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Edward Elkins and is survived by daughter Tammy Stevens of Huntington. There will be no visitation per his request. Contributions may be made to Reger Funeral Home to help with expenses. www.regerfh.com.

ANDREW THOMAS PERRY, 69, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Pastor Ronald Donahoe officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. He was born October 5, 1944 in Wayne County, a son of the late Lucian and Georgia Maynard Perry. He was a retired worker for IBEW 317 of Huntington and was a U.S. Army veteran. A sister, Ethel Napier, and three brothers, Donald, Fisher, and Jim Gary Perry also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Sue Kitts Perry; daughters Francis, Sandra and Michelle; son James Allen; sisters Vella Hale and Betty Inman; and brother, Lark Perry; grandchildren Justin, Amy Andi and Sydney; and great-grandchildren, Adara, Emma, Breanna, Morgan and Macy. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at Morris Funeral Home.

CONSTANCE MANAW CURTIS WINTERS, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio, widow of Charles Winter, died Aug. 28 at her residence. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory; burial at Rome Cemetery. Vistiation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall

August 28, 2014

West Virginia

RASTICE THOMAS ADKINS, of South Florida, formerly of Huntington, passed away August 20, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Heron Adkins. Burial will be in Bowen Cemetery. He was born July 9, 1930 in Huntington, a son of the late Roy and Elizabeth Baker Adkins. He was a veteran of the US Navy and served in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, brother and sister. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

ROBERT E. HICKMAN, 74, of Huntington, husband of Coby Hickman, died Aug. 27 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was a retired pharmacist. Funeral liturgy will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church; burial at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.

GLEN DOUGLAS MARCUM, 59, of Dunlow, W.Va., died Aug. 27 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a blaster for Penn Coal. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fairmount United Baptist Church; burial at Marcum Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. at the church.

OLLIE MILLS, 68, of East Lynn, W.Va., died Aug. 26 at Riverview Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Morris Funeral Home.

DAVID E. BALSIGER, 88, of Huntington, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, August 26, 2014 at Kings Daughters' Medical Center. He was born on October 21, 1925 to the late Chester and Florance Horne Balsiger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Ronald Balsiger. David was in merchandise purchasing for A and P (Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company) for 30 years in Columbus, Ohio and for Wetterau in Huntington for 15 years; He served in Europe during WWII in the U.S. Army as a radio dispatcher. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ashland. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jewell Johnson Balsiger of Huntington; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel at 1 p.m. and will be officiated by Reverend John Street. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com.

ROBERTA GAY PAYTON NIMMO, 67, of Huntington, passed away August 25, 2014 at home. Born February 20, 1947 in Cabell County, she was the daughter of the late Dallas Odell and Halcy Ann Johnson Payton. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William "Mike" Nimmo; one daughter, Angela Deanne Nimmo of Huntington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Ray and Tammy Nimmo of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jeffrey Brian and Karen Nimmo of Ashland, Ky.; two sisters, Clara Hassie and Rita Wallace, both of Milton; her twin brother, Ray Payton of Kenova; six grandchildren, Constance Nimmo, Morgan Nimmo, Hunter Payton, Evan Nimmo, Anna Marie Nimmo, and Will Nimmo; and special friends Anna Drown and Joyce Black, with whom she spent many hours sharing stories about her family and her various projects. Bertie married the love of her life, Mike, on October 29, 1966. She was a homemaker, and spent her life caring for him and their three children. Her grandchildren, who were her precious angels, and with who she had an extra special connection, meant more to her than anything. A more selfless person will not be found, for every action she took, every party she planned, every gift she shopped for was always for someone else, and never for herself. She was an avid flower gardener. Each spring, she transformed her entire yard to multiple gardens of extraordinary beauty and color. One had only to walk among her flowers to feel the love and dedication she so meticulously gave to them. She was a great source of knowledge on many subjects, and never failed to give the best advice to solve any problem. She knew each member of her family on an intimate level, suffering through their trials and celebrating their triumphs. She will be grievously missed by all who were fortunate enough to have felt her loving care. Visitation will be Thursday, August 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel in Barboursville. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Enon Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

LUCILLE STALNAKER, 93, of Tesla, W.Va., passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at her residence. She was born February 12, 1921, in Braxton County, to the late George N. and Sally F. Harris Tinney. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Osborne D. Stalnaker, sister, Dorothy Wilson, brothers, Creed Tinney, Dwayne Tinney. Lucille was a retired cook and waitress for McCory Corporation and was a member of Stump Chapel Baptist Church, Tesla, W.Va. She is survived by her two daughters, Angela J. Stalnaker of Tesla, W.VA., and June D. Hughes of Huntington. She also had three loving grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, W.Va., with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial will follow at Hoover Cemetery, Sutton, W.Va. Friends may call two hours before services at the funeral home. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Stalnaker family. Online condolences can be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com.

DAVID STEPHENS, 60, of Wayne, husband of Connie Stephens, died Aug. 25 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was a retired school bus driver. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at East Lynn Church of God; burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Donations are suggested to assist with funeral expenses.

BECKY S. WEARS, 56, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Aug. 26. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Deal Funeral Home; burial at Austin-Hope-McLoud Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ohio

ERNEST EDWARD ELKINS JR., 56, of Chesapeake, Ohio, life partner of Lisa Floyd, died Aug. 25 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a self employed contractor. There will no service or visitation. Contributions are suggested to Reger Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. www.regerfh.com.

CARL VANCE, 75, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. He was born March 27, 1939 in Roth, Va., a son of the late George and Marie McCoy Vance (Hatfield and McCoy). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Vance Hurley. Carl was a former truck driver with Smith Transfer and retired Chief of Police with the South Point Police Department. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Chesapeake, Ohio; a Master Mason with South Point Lodge #497; and a member of Elks Lodge #177, Ironton. Carl was an avid outdoorsman and loved being on the water. He is survived by his wife, Rita Ellen McGinity Vance; his children, Carla Vance Peay (Don) Hesseltine of Virginia Beach, Va., Carl "Rusty" Raymond (Kris) Vance of South Webster, Ohio, Christy Noel (Robert) Parsons of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Matt (Amy) Vance of South Point, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Barry Elliott Peay, III, Ashley Marie Peay, Jordyn Nicole Vance, Karrah Renae Parsons, Jaxon Matthew Vance, Lilyann Piper Vance, and Landon James Vance; a sister, Christine Keezee of Liberty, Ky.; a brother, Jim (Mary) Vance of South Williamson, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Larry Hurley of Ft. Myers, Fla. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Ann Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Moran officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Huntington. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

Kentucky

BRENDA KAY DAVIS, 60, of Louisa, Ky., died Aug. 25 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

THERESA LYNN DEARING, 51, of Eastern, Ky., died Aug. 26 at UK Medical Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Davidson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

ELMER DONALD HAMILTON, 48, of Teaberry, Ky., died Aug. 25 at Pikeville Medical Center. Service will be noon Friday at Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church; burial at Hamilton Family Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

BUDDY ROBINSON, 71, of Owingsville, Ky., passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital after losing a brief battle with cancer surrounded by family. He was born on September 16, 1942, in Gilbert, W.Va., son of the late Nancy Ann Gibson Robinson and Cecil Robinson. He was also preceded in death by sisters Geneva (Mel) Cline, Zola Toler, and Ruby Stevens; brothers Gordon and Lee Robinson; niece Rosa Dean and son Donnie Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Paulette (Pam) Robinson; his daughters Theresa Hatfield of Polksville, Ky., and Paula Robinson of Barboursville; his sons John and Leana Robinson of Owingsville, Ky., Larry and Jamie Robinson of Ray City, Ga., and Tommy Robinson of Berea, Ky.; his seven grandchildren Michael, Courtney, and James Robinson, Megan and Emily Templeton, Heather Coleman Robinson, and Kayla May; his sister JoAnn Sowders; his brother Rev. Tommie and Truby Cline; numerous nieces and nephews, a host of friends and his beloved horses Lakota, Sassy and Grayboy. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

August 27, 2014

West Virginia

RASTICE THOMAS ADKINS, of South Florida, formerly of Huntington, died Aug. 20, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel; burial will be at Bowen Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

ROBERT "BOB" DANIEL ESTEP, 39, of Chapin, S.C., died Saturday Aug. 23, 2014, at Agape Hospice House, in Columbia. He was a HVAC technician with Cassell Brothers Heating and Cooling. Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday Aug. 28, at Freeman Funeral Home; burial will follow at Frye Cemetery, Hamlin, W.Va. Visitation 6 p.m. Aug.27, at funeral home.

RONALD "PETE" KEITH HOLSTON, 78, of Hurricane, W.Va., husband of Wanda June Holston, died Aug. 24, 2014. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Hurricane. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Allen Funeral Home; burial to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at funeral home. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

WILLIAM TODD "BILLY" MAHON, 38, of Chapmanville, W.Va., husband of Tina Mullins Mahon, died Aug. 25, 2014 at CAMC-Memorial Division. He was a diesel mechanic. Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services; burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the funeral home.

ROBERTA GAY PAYTON NIMMO, 67, of Huntington, died Aug. 25, 2014. Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel; burial at Enon Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

DONNA JEAN CLAYTON, 71, of Huntington, wife of Lawrence Clayton, passed away on Monday Aug. 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 20, 1942 in Sistersville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ira and Pauline (Beaver) Weekly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sons, Scott Clayton and Brent Clayton. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Mathew (Melissa) Clayton, Huntington; grandchildren, Marisa Clayton, Whitney Clayton, Kayla Clayton and Ashley Clayton; special niece, Debbie Cunningham. Mrs. Clayton was retired from the Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital. Services will be held on Thursday Aug. 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Beard Mortuary, with Rev. Cledith "Bub" Campbell officiating; burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the mortuary. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

ODBERT E. EDWARDS, 87, of Hamlin, born April 3, 1927, went to be with the Lord, Sunday Aug. 24, 2014. He was the son of the late Everett Edwards and Madge Watson Edwards Siegerts and grandson of the late Hiram and Almyra Edwards. He was also preceded in death by his wife; Freda Cummings Edwards and sister; Betty Henderson. He retired from Local 667 Boiler Makers of Winfield, W.Va. and was a Lincoln EMS driver for thirteen years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a commander in the VFW, a member of the American Legion post #111, Hamlin, W.Va. and Bethel Baptist Church. He was a very avid gospel singer. He is survived by one son; Larry (Candy) Edwards of West Hamlin, three daughters; Linda Edwards of Hamlin, Donna Edwards of Hamlin and Cindy (Richard) Edwards of Hamlin, one brother; William Edwards of Baltimore, Md., one sister; Shirley of Fla., nine grandchildren; Randy (Sheila) Hall, Joey (Lisa) Edwards, Bridget (Chris) Blake, Michael Johnson, Eric Johnson, Jeremy Rusk, Jacob Edwards, Aaron Torres and Katelyn Edwards, one step grandson; Jeremy Edwards, eleven great-grandchildren; Ryan Hall, Chelsea Hall, Garrett Blake, Colton Blake, Hunter Johnson, Angel Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Nathan McChristian, Nick Edwards, Scotty Edwards and Ava Edwards. Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday Aug. 28, at Koontz Funeral Home, with Rev. Todd Pauley and Rev. Milo Cummings officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memory Garden. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 27, at Koontz Funeral Home.

JUANITA FAYE THACKER MAY, 70, of Ceredo, left this life to be with our Lord on Friday Aug. 22, 2014. She was born Sept. 5, 1943 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Leo and Charlene Staley Thacker. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband of 53 years, David K. May Sr.; her brother and sister-in-law Jennings and Ann Thacker; and a dear granddaughter Allison Ann May. She is survived by her five children Pamela May of Ceredo, David and Helen May of Indiana, Rob and Brenda May, Russell and Jennifer May, and Thomas and Angie May, all of Huntington; nine grandchildren Keifer May, Joseph May, Bobby May, Jared May, Edan May, Daniel May, Justin Hogsett, Zac May, and Kaitlin May; a sister Linda and Joe Stajnrajh of Carmicheals, Pa.; two brothers Dallas and Jean Thacker of Lavalette, and Ralph and Patty Thacker of Shinnston, W.Va., as well as a host of other loving family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 28, 2014, at the Sunshine Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Jody Fortner and Rev. Willie May officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Kilgore Cemetery on German Ridge. Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m., Thursday until time of service at the church. Email letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.

ROBIN GILKERSON STROUD, 51, of Huntington, formerly of Salt Rock, W.Va., went home to Heaven to be with the Lord and her mother on Monday August 25, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel with the Rev. Jason Black officiating. Burial will be in Gill Cemetery, Salt Rock. She was born March 8, 1963 in Columbus, Georgia, a daughter of Rev. James B. Gilkerson of Huntington, and the late Myrtle Gill Gilkerson. She was a member of Good Shepard Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington. She leaves behind her husband, Clarence "Big C" Stroud; a precious son, Jeffery Dale "JD" Dalton; sister and brother-in-law, Mollie B. Shadd (Joey) of Huntington; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Landon and Barbara Stroud of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; a very special niece, Cecelia Grace Stroud of Huntington; and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

GEORGE ANTHONY WILSON, 46, of Huntington, passed away on Aug. 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Ashland on Oct. 6, 1967; a son of George Scott Wilson and Eva Gail Hutchinson Wilson. He was an automotive mechanic by trade and an avid Hot Rod enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his father George and one brother Raymond Bert Wilson. He leaves behind to mourn his loss his beloved wife Bobbi Sue Berry Wilson, his mother Eva, his brother Dallas Scott Wilson, his daughter Sheridan Martinalee Templeton and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be conducted at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home on Thursday Aug. 28, 2014 at noon, with Pastor Jerry Colburn officiating; burial to follow at Spring Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Tony's friends are encouraged to drive their Hot Rods to services. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

EUGENE "GENE" POFAHL, 84, of Huntington, husband of Ann Beverley Pofahl, died Saturday, Aug. 23 at Woodlands Health Care. He was an engineer and business executive. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the funeral home. www.klingelcarpenter.com.

EUGENE "GENE" POFAHL, 84, of Huntington, died Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 at Woodlands Health Care. He was born Aug. 24, 1929 in El Paso, Texas a son of the late Walter Emerson and Louise Kluender Pofahl. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Lilia Rosemond Pofahl, and two brothers, Thomas and Stuart Pofahl. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Texas (Austin) where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering and in 1959 his MBA from Harvard University. He was an engineer and business executive. He was a member of University of Texas Friends of Alec, Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Rotary Club of Huntington, Noon Club, City Club, Collis P Huntington Railroad Society, Salvation Army, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, Big Green and past president of the Harvard Club of WV. He is survived by his wife, Ann Beverley Pofahl; his children Walter E. Pofahl, II MD (Sherry) of Greenville, NC., William G. Pofahl (Kim) of Crestwood, KY., Susan Pofahl McCall (Patrick) of Roswell, GA., and Deborah L. Pofahl of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Thomas R. Pofahl (Jayne), Andrew Pofahl, Walter E. Pofahl, III, Caroline M. McCall, Erin E. McCall, Will J. McCall and Jack S. Pofahl; two sisters, Irma Ruth Brown, June Combs; a brother James W. Pofahl and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by The Rev. James H. Morgan. Friends may call Sat., 12:30 p.m., until service time at the Funeral Home. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Woodlands Healthcare Staff for their care and compassion and to Hospice of Huntington for their help and support in his final weeks. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Family Guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

Ohio

DANA LEE "FROG" DIAMOND, 58, of Coal Grove, died Monday Aug. 25, 2014, at King's Daughters Medical Center. He was a former Brick Layer for Fosbel and a self employed Contractor. A celebration of life will be at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

DONALD PRESTON MCFANN, 78, of Ironton, widower of Verna Mae DePriest McFann, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Phillips Funeral Home; burial will follow in Puckett Cemetery with military graveside rites by Ironton V.F.W. Post 8850. Visitation 11 a.m. at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

CARL VANCE, 75, of South Point, husband of Rita Ellen McGinity Vance, died Monday Aug. 25, 2014 in Huntington. He was a retired chief of the South Point Police Department. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at St. Ann Catholic Church. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington. www.slackandwallace.com.

Kentucky

ELLA MAE BAYS, 84, of Ashland, widow of Thomas Junior Bays, died at Wurtland Manor Nursing and Rehab Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Services will be on Friday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at Steen Funeral Home -- 13th Street Chapel; burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com.

RITA KAY CRISP, 67, of Ashland, wife of Bob Crisp, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a secretary for Addington Brothers. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Steen Funeral Home -- 13 Street Chapel; entombment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions suggested to The American Cancer Society, Ashland. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

JASON MAYNARD, 30, formerly of Louisa, Ky., died Saturday, Aug. 23. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Young Funeral Home. There will be no funeral services, visitation only.

BUDDY ROBINSON, 71, of Owingsville, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel; burial will be Forest Memorial Park. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

LARRY "HOSS" SMITH, 60, of Harold, Ky., died Aug. 26, 2014 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a mechanic. Services will be noon Friday, Aug 29, at Nelson frazier Funeral Home; burial at Family Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 and all day Thursday at funeral home.

WILLIAM DARRELL "B.D." WHITT, JR, 64, of Flatwoods, Ky., husband of Linda Stapleton Whitt, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Community Hospice Care Center. He was a crane operator for AK Steel. Services will be 11 a.m. Aug. 28, at Bailey Family Funeral Home; burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Aug. 27, at the funeral home. www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

August 26, 2014

West Virginia

RUBY ILENE CARTER, 74, of Genoa, widow of Marvin Carter, died Aug. 24 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home; burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

DONNA JEAN CLAYTON, 71, of Huntington, died Aug. 25. Arrangements are incomplete at Beard Mortuary.

WILLIAM "BILLY" MAHON, 38, of Chapmanville, W.Va., died Aug. 25, at CAMC-Memorial Division. Arrangements are incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

BOYD EUGENE "GENE" DYER, 81, of Kenova, passed away Aug. 23, 2014 at his residence. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders Charles O. Adkins and Tony Clay officiating. Burial will follow at Greasy Ridge Cemetery. He was born August 20, 1933 on Kelly's Knob, Wilsondale, W.Va., a son of the late Hal and Shirley Williamson Dyer Adkins. Gene was a retired crane operator for Patterson Leach Steel Company. He was a member of the Echo United Baptist Church and was a U. S. Army veteran. Sisters Dorothy Faye Vosloh and Oma Lee, and his grandparents who raised him, Lark and Callie Williamson, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Winnie Fay Queen Dyer; two sisters, Thelma Ruth Taylor (Jack) of Ohio and Judy Hutchison (Gary) of Florida; four brothers, Dallas Adkins (Helen) of East Lake, OH, Carroll Adkins (Joyce) and Gordon Adkins, all of Kenova, and Larry Adkins (Donna) of South Carolina, and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Morris Funeral Home.

STEVEN SHAWN HENSLEY, 35, of Huntington, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Service will be conducted 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Chapman's Mortuary Huntington. Shawn was born June 20, 1979, in Huntington, a son of Steven Hensley & stepmother Donna of Ona & the late Sherry Chambers Goheen. He was a route salesman for City Linen & Towel Service and visited the Seven Day Adventist Church with his grandmother. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Amanda Goheen, stepfather, Rick Goheen, cousin, Jason Hensley, uncle, Warren Craig Hensley, and maternal grandmother, Barbara Chambers. Additional survivors include two sons, William Hensley of Huntington & Logan Lambert of Atlanta, GA, one sister, Tara Shea (Steve) Williams of Proctorville, Ohio, three brothers, Scott Hensley, Alex Mills & Austin Hensley, fiancée, Emily Sayre, paternal grandparents, Alma Hensley & Warren N (Carol) Hensley all of Huntington, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. In lieu of flowers donations in Shawn's name may be sent to, The Healing Place of Huntington, 2425 9th Ave, Huntington, WV 25703 or the Prestera Center 3375 US 60, Huntington, WV 25705. Visitation at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Chapman's Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JENNINGS KING JR., 74, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. He was born April 12, 1940 in Wayne, W.Va. to the late William Jennings Morrison Sr. and Rebecca King Morrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Ewell Morrison and Jimmie Lee Ballard; and one sister Charlotee Marie Caplinger. He was an ordained minister and a member of Living Waters Revival Center. He is survived by his wife Sallie Vaughn Fortner King; two daughters Tammy Vaughn King Ambrose and Tonya June King Davis; one son Jeffrey Allen King; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters Delores Nichols and Rebecca Mae Caplinger. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio by Pastor Truman Maynard. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

CAROL ANN QUARANTA (LOCKHART), 78, of Huntington, joined the angels in Heaven on Aug. 22, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. She is preceded in death by her mother Ruby and Father William Lockhart, her husband Pat Quaranta Jr., Sister Helen Conway and Brother Howard Lockhart. Carol was born in Huntington to Ruby and William Lockhart on Aug. 11, 1936 and was the youngest of her siblings Bill, Howard and Helen (Conway). She was a stunning young woman who married the love of her life, Pat Quaranta Jr. in 1954, winning the title of Mrs. Canoga Park just prior to departing her hometown for a new life in Phoenix, Ariz. They settled in Phoenix in 1957 where she began an exceptional life as loving wife and business partner to husband Pat and adoring mother to her children, Sharon, Pat Jr. and Angie. She was engaged in her children's lives in every way a mother could. She was a regular figure at Creighton Elementary school where Carol would volunteer tirelessly throughout the school year joining on field trips, chaperoning school dances, serving as homeroom mother and manning the "pop stand" during summer baseball season. Carol loved sports of all kinds, but was a passionate Phoenix Suns fan and original season ticket holder. She was an amazingly talented woman ranging from a meticulous seamstress, keen gambler and wicked good bowler. While a feisty and strong-willed woman, she was also gracious and giving, organizing many charity events at the Arizona American Italian Club and opening her home to many family members and friends as a short term sanctuary. But far and above, her biggest talent lies in her skill as a remarkable cook, especially Italian food. Mom would cook for over 20 people on almost a weekly basis, and often with her holiday feasts the number would double. Her pies, cakes and cupcakes were renowned and her spaghetti sauce and BBQ chicken was second to none. She approached her cooking as she did with everything in life -- love, passion and accomplishment. Carol is survived by the pride and joy of her life, her children Sharon Steeley (Quaranta), Pat Quaranta (wife Kehlee) and Angie Quaranta and grandchildren Ty Wilson (wife Cindy), Brandon Wilson (wife Julie) Chris Wilson (wife Jerrae), Alyssa Quaranta, Jessica Call (Husband Chase), Sarah Quaranta and Kassidee Quaranta. She was blessed with 7 great-grandchildren: Grady, Riley, Grace, Carmella, Statton, Giada and Brecken; as well as over 20 nephews and nieces, and her precious pup, Pepper. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Entombment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. A reception to further celebrate her life will be at the home of Brandon and Julie Wilson immediately following the cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the AZ Humane Society and the Arthritis Foundation-Arizona Branch. The family also wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of the Valley for their support in her final days.

ADA FAYE PERKINS, 65, of Matewan, W.Va., died Aug. 24 at her residence. In honoring her wishes, she will be cremated. Arrangements are incomplete at Chambers Funeral Services. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.

DAVID STEPHENS, 60, of Wayne, husband of Connie Stephens, died Aug. 25, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

Ohio

DONNA JOAN BRUMFIELD, 87, of Ironton, died Aug. 22, at Community Hospice Center. She was a dance instructor. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home; burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

EARL NANCE, 85, of Coal Grove, husband of Catherine Nance, died Aug. 23 at Community Hospice Care Center. He was retired from Alpha Portland Cement. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home; burial at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Donations are suggested to the Zoar Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Wilma Kelly, 637 Twp. Rd. 111, Ironton, OH 45638. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

PAUL B. RIEDEL, 70, of Proctorville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1944 in Oil City, Pa., son of the late John and Betty Riedel. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Jack Riedel. He is survived by his wife Rebecca Riedel; two children Scott (Cheryl) Riedel and David (Leslie) Riedel; four grandchildren Ryan, Taylor, Katie and Phillip Riedel; two step sons Jack Stickler and Matthew (Shawnte) Stickler; four step grandchildren Ashleigh, Reese, Chloe and Dalton Stickler; two sisters Jeannie (Ralph) Graham and Billie (Jim) Vance; and numerous nieces, nephews and family. Paul spent his early childhood on a northwestern, Pa. farm through elementary and junior high school. He graduated from Wayne High School and attended Marshall University. He was in the U.S. Air Force and was a B52 Crew Chief. Paul was in the local construction industry his entire life, 13 years as sales manager and vice-president for Tri-State Building Sales. Then he cofounded Riedel-Wilks Building Structures, Inc. in May of 1978 with Robert A. Wilks, his beloved lifelong friend, and the business grew through the present. Paul was a member of Community of Grace Church. He was a member of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he was the director for 20 years and served on various committees throughout the years and won the Volunteer of the Year Award. He was on the Huntington Planning Commission for nine years, three terms, past commission chairman two years, and vice-chairman three years. Paul was a volunteer with the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Committee, City of Huntington Advisory Committee, and various others in the Huntington area with initiatives in development and public works. He was on the Board of Directors for three, 3-year terms and the facility committee with Goodwill Industries. He was a current member of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and Huntington Area Development Council, where he was on the Executive Board of Directors. Paul also served on the Incorporator and Directors board with Guaranty Bank and Trust, was on the loan committee, audit committee, public relations/facilities and building committee until the bank sold in 2009. He served on the board of Directors and was a member of the Executive loan Committee from 2009 until present with First Sentry Bank. He was Past Director of the Boys Scouts of America Tri-State Area Chapter and a member of Multiple Industry Boards and Committees. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and an El Hasa Shriner. Service will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Community of Grace Church, by Pastor Steve Hamrick. A private burial will be held in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Community of Grace. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to UMCOR c/o Community of Grace Church, 225 28th Street, Huntington, WV 25702. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

CARL VANCE, 75, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Rita Ellen McGinity Vance, died Aug. 25, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was retired as Chief of the South Point Police Department. Arrangements are incomplete at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home. www.slackandwallace.com

Kentucky

MARGARET K. ADKINS, 93, of Ashland, widow of Frank L. Adkins, died Aug. 24, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Miller Funeral Home; visitation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Contributions suggested to Shriners Children's Hospital or Community Hospice.

IRENE ANDERSON, 77, of Owingsville, Ky., widow of Hillard Anderson Jr., died Aug. 24 at Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center. She was a homemaker and gardener. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home; burial at Buckingham Cemetery. Visitation all day on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.

IKEY LEE MCCOY, 64, of South Williamson, Ky., died Aug. 24 at Williamson Memorial Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home; burial at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.

PAUL D. MESSER, 91, of Prestonsburg, Ky., husband of Barbara Stivers Messer, died Aug. 21, at Halifax Hospice. He was a former Post Master at Prestonsburg Post Office. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at First United Methodist Church; burial at Richmond Memorial Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Carter Funeral Home. Donations suggested to First United Methodist Church.

CHARLES R. MOLLETT, 78, of Catlettsburg, Ky., husband of Judy Gayle Dobbs Mollett, died Aug. 24 at the Hospice Care Center. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force and worked for Armco. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Neal Funeral Home; burial at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Military service by Post 93 and the Air Force. Visitation 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 and one hour prior to service at funeral home. Contributions suggested to Community Hospice of Ashland. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTOPHER G. SMITH, 23, of Ashland, died Aug. 22, 2014 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Philadelphia, Pa. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is assisting the family with local arrangements.