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October 1, 2014Obituaries


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October 1, 2014

West Virginia

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

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

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

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

PAUL FRANKLIN OPP, JR., 77, of Huntington, formerly of Springfield, Ill., husband of Pauly Opp, died Sept. 23 at home. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Friday, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. Reception to follow at 4 p.m. at The Chesapeake Seafood House. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

NANCY LINSENMEYER ALUISE, 84, of Huntington, died at Woodland's Retirement Community on Sunday, September 28, 2014. She was born January 28, 1930 in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late George J. and Annabelle Casey Linsenmeyer. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her step-mother, Nellie Russo Linsenmeyer, her husband, Albert J. Aluise and by a granddaughter, Amanda Sue Aluise. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, James Linsenmeyer, Michael J. Russo and Jimmy Joe Russo and sisters, Dorothy Nenni and Jenny Lou Linsenmeyer. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a very devout Catholic. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic Grade School and St. Joseph's Catholic High School. She also attended St. Mary's of the Spring and Marshall University. Mrs. Aluise was a teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic Grade School from 1958 to 1966. She was inducted into the St. Joseph's Hall of Fame in 1990. She was an avid bridge player and was also part owner of Con-Jel Sales. Survivors include her four children, John Aluise (Middy), Debby Ours (Raymond), Tony Aluise (Kelli) and Patty Cole; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Adkins Buelow (Jim), Matthew Adkins (Sami), Mendy Aluise (Jeff), John Michael Aluise, Christopher Aluise (Sarah), Kyle Dople (Tara), Kathleen Aluise, Katelyn Aluise and Dennis Cole Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Jake, Jonah, Adam, Gavin, Mia, Sarah and Kylee; three sisters, Rosalie George, Frannie Maier and Georgann Kirtley. The family would like to offer a special "Thank You" to the wonderful employees of the Woodlands who gave their mother love and support. Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church by Father Dean Borgmeyer. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 8 p.m. at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Family guestbook at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

MADALENE COYNER, 85 years, 4 months, of Barboursville, passed away peacefully at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House on Monday, September 29, 2014, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Coyner was born May 15, 1929, in Chesapeake, Ohio to the late Harry and Allie Henson Leffingwell. She was predeceased by her husband Marvin D. Coyner, her sister Iona Murray, her brothers James Leffingwell, David "Slug" Leffingwell, and Paul "Hammie" Leffingwell. Madalene leaves behind two children Rev. Philip Chapman (Brenda) of Barboursville and Deborah Chapman (James Green) of Huntington; two stepsons M.D. Coyner (Ruth Ann) of Stafford, Va. and Troy Coyner (Veronica) of Darlington S.C.; two stepdaughters, Karen Plummer of Richmond, Va. and Bonna Pheiffer of Timonium, Md. She is also survived by two grandsons, Curtis and Daniel Chapman; step grandson, Jeffrey Coyner, and step granddaughter Brooke Coyner Sexton; and great-granddaughter Danielle Juliana Chapman. Madalene also leaves behind her brother Daniel Clark Leffingwell of Belpre, Ohio, sister Pauline Meadows of Inwood, W.Va. and sister-in-law Carol Leffingwell of Chesapeake. Madalene was a fiercely loving and loyal mother, grandmother and sister. Those who knew and loved her, viewed her as one of a kind, full of quips, sass and wisdom. Mrs. Coyner retired from Corbin LTD and the Corbin Federal Credit Union. She was a member of Emmanuel Community Church in Huntington. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Visitation and viewing will be at Wallace from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel with Pastor Philip Chapman officiating; followed by burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN, 89, died in New York City on September 27 after a long illness. Born in Huntington, the son of Jack A. and Lydia Cohen Goldstein, he attended Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass. and graduated in 1949 from Princeton, interrupting his studies to serve in World War II. After earning a PhD in English literature at Columbia University, Dr. Goldstein taught at Stanford University before joining the English Department at Queens College, City University of New York, where he taught until his retirement in 1991. Dr. Goldstein specialized in 20th-century American theater and wrote several acclaimed books: The Art of Thornton Wilder, The Political Stage: American Drama and Theater of the Great Depression, and George S. Kaufman: His Life, His Theater, a biography a New York Times reviewer called "an admirable accomplishment." Dr. Goldstein's other passion was art. He collected contemporary drawings and prints, and throughout his life generously supported the Huntington Museum of Art. His final book, appropriately, was "Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States." Although Dr. Goldstein leaves no survivors, he maintained lifelong friendships with many Huntingtonians who remember him fondly.

CARA LYNN HARRIS, 53, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, with Pastor Patrick Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was born March 3, 1961, in Huntington, a daughter of Floress Ann Rice Collins of Huntington, and the late Jack Leroy Collins. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Charles Harris;, Maternal grandparents McKinley and Clara Rice, and Paternal grandparents Cecil and Elsie Collins. She was a homemaker and a member of Spring Valley Freedom Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to her mother include; one daughter Jade Harris, and her fiance, Samuel Toliver of Huntington; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Erin Maynard of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Michael Lee Collins of Huntington; two grandchildren, Layne Maynard and Ozias Harris; her life companion, Chris McCloud of Huntington; Hoyt Alan Maynard, the father of Jason Maynard; and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call from noon to service time Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the funeral home. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

MARGARET RATLIFF HOFSTETTER, 101, passed away at the Woodlands Retirement Community, September 28, 2014. Margaret was born in Weston, W.Va., July 9, 1913, the daughter of the late Walter and Wealthy Jane Tate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Clayton Ratliff, and husbands Ralph Doolittle and Arthur Hofstetter. She was a graduate of Fairmont Normal School, Glenville State College and earned a Doctor of Education Degree from West Virginia University. She taught elementary school in Gilmer County and later served on the faculty at West Liberty State College and Fairmont State College. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, professional education fraternity, DAR, Fairmont Chapter and Gamma Chi Chi, a social sorority of Fairmont University. Margaret enjoyed playing golf, was an avid bridge player and she traveled the world after her retirement. She was preceded in death by sisters, Grace Tate and Genevieve Davis. Margaret is survived by her two daughters, Jane Ratliff Dickerson, Ann Ratliff Barker (Lawrence) and Ellen Doolittle Horner (Ronald) and Susan Hofstetter Vaughn (Warner). She was Nana to six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Margaret was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, 1015 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, W.Va. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Reverend Skip Seibel officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Weston, W.Va. Visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations he made to the Cabell-Wayne Association for the Blind, 38 Washington Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

SAUNDRA MARIE KIRBY, 45, of Ona, W.Va., passed away September 30, 2014, at home. She was born October 7, 1968, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, a daughter of Margaret Green Reid of Jamaica and the late Aslley Reid. She is also preceded in death by one brother Dude Reid. She is also survived by her husband Gregory Arnold Kirby; one son Cameron Kirby; brothers, Henry, Anthony, Junior, Paul, David, Norris and Patrick; sisters, Lorris, Novelette, Sharon, Lorna and Marsha; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m., Thursday, at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

BOBBY LEE STOWERS, 63, of Alum Creek, W.Va., formerly of Chapmanville, W.Va., husband of Karen Sue Stowers, died Sept. 27 at CAMC General Hospital after a short bout with Leukemia. Services will be 1 p.m., Friday, at Independent Missionary Baptist Church; burial will follow in Orchard Hill Memory Gardens. Visitation 6 p.m., Thursday, at Shining Light Baptist Church.

JOHN A. TAYLOR, 65, of Rockhill, S.C., formerly of Huntington, husband of Rebecca Palmer Taylor, died Sept. 25 at the Piedmont Medical Center, Rockhill. He was a retired sales manager. Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, at Reger Funeral Chapel; burial to follow in Taylor Family Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.

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

JUDY TURNER WILLIAMS, 72, of Culloden, W.Va., formerly of Teays Valley, wife of R.W. Williams, died Sept. 26 at Chateau Grove. She was a retired teacher. Memorial services will be 6 p.m., Saturday, at St. John United Methodist Church. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

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

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

Ohio

GENIEVE BURGE, 71, of Ashland, Ohio, formerly of Grayson, Ky., widow of Curtis Wayne Burge, died Sept. 28 in the Kingston of Ashland, Ohio Nursing Home. She was a CNA. Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, at Sparks Funeral Home; burial to follow in Haney Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m., Friday, and after 9 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. www.sparksfh.com

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

JERRY L. MASSIE, 70, of Gallipolis, Ohio, husband of Marilyn Maxwell Massie, died Sept. 28 at his residence. He was a retired pharmacy technician. A celebration of life will be 5 p.m. Saturday at the Central Christian Church. There will be no visitation.

JACK OWENS, 69, of Gallipolis, Ohio, husband of Shelba "Layne" Owens, died Sept. 28 at his residence after a hard fought battle with cancer. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Willis Funeral Home; burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

RUBY LOUISE BELL, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. She was born February 29, 1924 in Huntington to the late Velmer and Mildred Dement. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John C. Bell. She is survived by one son Charles M. "Marty" (Linda) Bell of Lucas, Texas; one daughter Donna J. Caperton of Proctorville, Ohio; six grandchildren Andrea, Aaron, and Jeremy Caperton, Ashley Tackett, Amber King, and Lacy Keith; four great-grandchildren Angel, Jon, Katie, and Austin Caperton; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends. She was a lifelong member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a long time member of Proctorville Woman's Club and Lawrence County Homemakers. Service will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio by Pastor Dwayne Shugert. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

SANDRA LEE CARROLL, 63, of Proctorville, Ohio, journeyed to her Heavenly home on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Her unwavering faith in God and Jesus Christ, and the love of family and friends supported Sandra during her two-year illness. Sandra was born on February 25, 1951 in Huntington, daughter of Rosemary Knight of Huntington and the late Billy Vaughn Knight. Sandra is survived by her siblings Rebecca Cazad, Troy Knight and Billy Knight all of Huntington; and nieces and nephews April Knight, Misty Knight, Heather Cazad, Travis Knight, Ashley Knight, Ashton Knight, Allison Hoier and Andrea Bourque. The eldest of four children, Sandra, or Sandy, as her friends called her, was known as a "people person." A talented business woman, Sandy established the tri-state area franchise of Safeguard Business Systems over the past twenty-two years, and passed the legacy of Christian business ethics to her son, Gabe. She was a member of River Cities Community Church, Huntington. She also served as coordinating Council member and bicentennial campaign committee at Ohio University Southern. Sandy served as vice president of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Mike and together they raised two sons Michael Ryan (Hilary) Carroll of Wooster, Ohio and Gabriel Lee (Tiffany) Carroll of Huntington; beloved grandchildren Sterling Carroll, Stephen Carroll and Sullivan Carroll of Huntington, and Samuel Carroll, Nora Carroll and Jillian Carroll of Wooster, Ohio. Sandy exhibited a true love of Christ through her work in the community. She preferred to illustrate her faith by example, spending time serving lunches, hosting bible studies and donating her time and talent to people in need. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014 at River Cities Community Church, Huntington, with a service to follow at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Larry Greene officiating. There will be a dinner for everyone immediately following the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to River Cities Community Church Building Fund or Hospice of Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

MARILYN ALINE VANCE, 72, of Ironton, widow of Robert Richard Vance, died Sept. 29 at King's Daughters Medical Center. She was a former nurse. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home; burial to follow in Mamre Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

JOHN E. WILLIS, SR., 80, of South Point, husband of Patricia Waggoner Willis, died Sept. 29 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was the owner of Buckeye Auto Parts. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home; burial will follow in Williams Hill Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m. Thursday until time of the services. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Kentucky

MILFORD RAY BOYD, 49, of Tram, Ky., husband of Dawn Connie Boyd, died Sept. 28 in Betsy Lane, Ky. He was the manager/owner of Boyd's Contracting/Boyd's Botanical. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church; burial to follow in Green B. Kidd Cemetery. Visitation after 6 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday at the church.

MINNIE VICTORIA EVERMAN, 89, of Grayson, Ky., died Sept. 29 at the home of her niece. She was a bookkeeper. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sparks Funeral Home; burial to follow in Everman Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home. www.sparksfh.com.

ROBERT R. "DICK" FIELDS, 81, of Ashland, husband of Martha Rhoten Fields, died Sept. 28 at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel; interment will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

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

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

September 30, 2014

West Virginia

NANCY LINSENMEYER ALUISE, 84, of Huntington, died Sept. 28 at The Woodlands Retirement Community. Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary.

BARBARA NUTTER BROWN, 67, of West Point, Va., died Sept. 26 at her residence. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint Louis Catholic Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home. www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com

MARGARET RATLIFF HOFSTETTER, died Sept. 28 at the Woodlands Retirement Community. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Beard Mortuary; interment will be in Masonic Cemetery in Weston, W.Va. Visitation 10:30 a.m. until time of service. www.beardmortuary.com

ALFRED EARL HUCKABEE, 82, of Lavalette, husband of Mary Johnston Huckabee, died Sept. 27 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JUDY ELAINE BLEVINS, 72, of Huntington, widow of Howard Blevins, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Services will be conducted noon, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, with Bennie Dean officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born January 12, 1942, in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Otha and Lillie Sias Lucas. In addition to her husband, a sister, Sharon Neace; three brothers, Tommy Lucas, Michael Dean, and George Lucas; a grandson, Christopher Adkins; and her fiancé Billy McCloud, also preceded her in death. She was a caregiver. Survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law, Robin M. Dean of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Sheila and Jamie Burcham of Ona, W.Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Cindy Staszewski of Chicago, Ill., Michael and LeAnn Staszewski of Chesapeake, Ohio; siblings Monnie Topping of Fla., Glenna Stanley of Branchland, W.Va., Bennie Dean and Danny Dean, both of Ranger, W.Va., Roger Dean of Ga., and Gay Adkins of Lorraine, Ohio; 7 grandchildren, Matthew Adkins, Brittany Abbott, Shannon Abbott, Trenton Abbott, Charity Staszewski, Joey Staszewski and Jenna Staszewski; one great-grandchild, Braelynn Adkins. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

BOB G. SPRIGGS, 68, of Kenova, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Huntington V.A. Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1946 in Kenova, W.Va. He was a graduate of Vinson High School class of 1965. He was in the U.S. Navy and served two tours in Vietnam. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 93 Kenova. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Eva Spriggs, and a sister Judy Kay Carstensen. He is survived by his daughter, Bobbi Gilkerson (Darrell), three grandchildren Emily, Shelby, Ethan, and sister Sandy Adkins (Gary), all of Huntington. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, and special friends. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him, and a special thanks to the staff of the Huntington V.A. Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East by Rev. Darrell Gilkerson. Burial will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, Greenup County, Ky. Visitation will be at the Reger Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to noon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com

JOHN A. TAYLOR, 65, of Rockhill, S.C., formerly of Huntington, died Sept. 25 at the Piedmont Medical Center, Rockhill, S.C. He was a retired sales manager. Arrangements are incomplete at Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com

Ohio

ZANE MICHAEL ADKINS, infant son of Zachary Lee and Shanna Diane Adkins, of Pedro, Ohio, died Sept. 28 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Slabfork Cemetery. There will be no visitation. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

RUBY LOUISE BELL, 90, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Sept. 28 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville; burial to follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or donations are suggested to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. www.timeformemory.com/hall

SANDRA LEE CARROLL, 63, of Proctorville, Ohio, wife of Mike Carroll, died Sept. 28 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Services will be 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at River Cities Community Church. Visitation an hour and a half prior to services. Donations are suggested to River Cities Community Church Building Fund or Hospice of Huntington. www.timeformemory.com/hall

WALTER RILEY CHAPMAN, 84, of Brook Park, Ohio, formerly of East Lynn, widower of Fern Louise Chapman, died Sept. 26 at Southwest Hospice Center. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial to follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

HAROLD BUTCH FREEMAN, 64, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Sept. 28 at home. He was a retired manager of Rich Oil and owner of Freeman's Feed and Seed. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville; burial to follow in Miller Memorial Gardens. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall

GEORGE L. JENKINS, 56, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, husband of Teresa Brown Jenkins, died Sept. 28 at his residence. He was a retired project manager for Jenkins Painting Company. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at Haverhill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

TREEMAN BUNDY OWENS, 97, of Waterloo, Ohio, widower of Mary Eileen Owens, died Sept. 27 at Arbors of Gallipolis. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

CAROL YVONNE BUTCHER, 77, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Heartland of Riverview Nursing Home. She was born May 22, 1937 in Fort Gay, daughter of the late Oakey and Edith Akers Skeens. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers Herbert Skeens, David Skeens (June) and Ray Skeens (Lois); and one sister Wanda Smith (Junior). She is survived by two sons Tim Butcher and Mark (Cindy) Butcher; two daughters Penney Henson and Susan (Jeff) Whitt; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers Roy Skeens (Cecile) and Sam Skeens (Sherry); three sisters Linda Hill (Jim), Donna Conley (Marvin) and Judy Huffman (Rocky); several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law Luella Skeens. Service will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, by Pastor Leon Dalton. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Visitation will be held 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sherry Skeens for her many visits to the nursing home, care and support. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

ROBERT A. WILSON, 53, of Coal Grove, Ohio, died Sept. 28 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Chapel, Ironton.

Kentucky

HOLLIS BATES, 76, of Pinetop, Ky., widower of Georgia Hall Bates, died Sept. 28 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church; burial to follow in Hall Cemetery. Visitation all day Tuesday. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com

CAROLINE ELIZABETH BECKETT, 66 of Catlettsburg, Ky., died on Sept. 25 at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a brief illness. There will be no visitation; the family will have a private ceremony. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com

HERBERT H. "HERBIE" BURTON, 86, of Paintsville, Ky., husband of Maudie LeMaster Burton, died Sept. 28. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church; burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Paintsville Funeral Home. Memorial contributions suggested to First Baptist Church of Paintsville.

STEVEN RAY JONES, 39, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Sept. 28 at Pikeville Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home Chapel; burial to follow in Gethsemane Gardens. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home.

SHAWN E. SPEARS, 41, of Louisa, Ky., died Sept. 27. Services will be noon Wednesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

BETTY HUNT WATSON, 79, of Betsy Layne, Ky., widow of Shadery Watson, died Sept. 29 in the Riverview Healthcare, Prestonsburg. Services will be noon Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin; burial will follow in Watson Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

JAMES S. WILLIAMS, 75, of Paintsville, Ky., died Sept. 29. He was a teacher and tourism director. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church; burial to follow in Stapleton Cemetery. Visitation 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 29, 2014

West Virginia

JUDY ELAINE BLEVINS, 72, of Huntington, widow of Howard Blevins, died Sept. 27 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was a caregiver. Service will be noon Wednesday at Chapman's Mortuary; burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.chapmans-mortuary.com

REBECCA NAPIER, 75, of Genoa, widow of Bernie Napier, died Sept. 26. She was a homemaker. Service will be 1 p.m Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home; burial at Fletcher Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ohio

SANDRA L. CARROLL, 63, of Proctorville, Ohio, wife of Mike Carroll, died Sept. 28 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

HAROLD BUTCH FREEMAN, 64, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Sept. 28 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

PAUL GREGORY HUNT, 56, of Proctorville, Ohio, went to be with Jesus on Friday, September 26, 2014, in CAMC General Hospital, Charleston, W.Va., after a short illness. He was born November 1, 1957, in Huntington to Paul Hunt of Proctorville, Ohio, and Donna Sowards Hunt-McClure of Chesapeake, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Gregory Scott Hunt of Proctorville, Ohio; one daughter, Nicole (Mark) Franklin of Goose Creek, S.C.; three granddaughters, Cassie, Lainey and Emalee Franklin; one brother, Randy (Pam) Hunt of Barboursville; three sisters, Pam Hunt (Leon) Bowman of Scottown, Ohio, Sheila Hunt (Jeff) Wikoff of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Lynn Hunt Adkins of Huntington; and several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who loved Greg very much. Greg will be missed very much, with his corny jokes, but most of all his love for everyone. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014, at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. by Pastor Phil Wilson. A private family burial will take place at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Kentucky

EARNEST HARMON JOHNSON, 56, of Lafollette, Tenn., formerly of Afley, Ky., died Sept. 27 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home; burial at Mt. View Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

TRULA MAE YOUNCE, 85, of Melvin, Ky., widow of Joe Younce, died Sept. 28. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church; burial at Painter Harve Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Monday and all day Tuesday at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com

September 28, 2014

West Virginia

EMILY LYNETTE JUSTICE, infant daughter of Eric Edward and Cindy Justice, died Sept. 25 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Woodmere Memorial Park. www.hensonmortuary.com.

JOYCE ANN ADKINS, 80, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Nestlow United Baptist Church by Rev. A.J. Perry and Rev. Jamie Clay. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. She was born July 27, 1934 in Sullivan, Ky., a daughter of the late John and Emma Gibson Oliver. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Chester Joyce and her husband, Luther Adkins. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Bell of Fenton, Mich.; son, Ward Vance Jr. of N.C.; half brother, Kenneth Joyce of N.C.; step-children, Carolyn Sue Mullins and Nora Linda Plybon; grandchildren, Ashleigh LaJoice and Lorna Bell; great-grandchildren, Michael Jr., Emma, and Madelyn; and special sister-in-law, Delpha Walker for her care and kindness during mom's illness. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Delpha Walker, 784 Shingles Branch Rd, East Lynn, WV and after noon Monday at the church. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is in charge of arrangements.

DR. WALTER C. FELTY, of Huntington, 92, died September 26, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Parents Walter Felty, Sr. and Mary Adkins Felty and sister, Marie Tatum, preceded him in death. He is survived by nieces, Rose Thompson (Eddie) and Grace Badgett (John); several nieces, nephews, special great niece, Taylor Thompson, and special friend, Pam Cremeans, who cared for him during his long illness and with whom he attended Apostolic Life Cathedral. Dr. Felty served under General Patton during WWII receiving the Purple Heart and other distinguished medals. He was a retired professor of Marshall University where he made many contributions creating the campus Audio-Visual Center, developing two two-year programs in Communication Arts and served on many campus committees. He had many publications and participated in state and National Educational Media organizations. He was very active and devoted to several veterans organizations for which he took pride. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Edwin Harper and Pastor Eddie Thompson. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from noon until service time on Monday at the Reger Funeral Home. The Veterans Honor Guard of American Legion Post 16 of Huntington will conduct graveside military rites. Condolences may be made to the family at ww.regerfh.com.

RAYMOND LEE FRAZIER SR., 70, of Ceredo, passed away September 26, 2014 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. Raymond was born January 27, 1944 in Cabell County, West Virginia. He is the son of the late Charles Ray Frazier and Dorothy Louise Sowards Frazier Daniels. He was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Ann Taylor, his brother Larry Frazier and special friend John Kelley. He leaves behind to mourn his loss children; Raymond Lee Frazier Jr., Rebecca Frazier, Brenda Lee Frazier, Andrea Michelle Wherling, Tina Louise Bennett and Jason Wherling; brothers Delbert Frazier and Robert Daniels; sisters Betty Jane Woods, Charlene McLawhorn and Judy Sue Fox. He is a member of the American Legion Post 93 in Kenova, whose members will conduct grave side rites. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Pastor Ray Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memorial Gardens, Huntington. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

JUSTIN TRENT GRAY, 27, of Huntington, life companion of Brittany Booth, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at home. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Monday, September 29, 2014 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Gordon Rutherford officiating. Burial will follow. He was born November 20, 1986 in Huntington, a son of Trent Gray of Lesage and Tami Sue Brunson Olive Hill, Ky. He was an electrician by trade, and a member of IBEW Local 317. Additional survivors include his children, Kinsley Gray and Landon Gray both at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Trenta Sue and Ryan Kyle of Ona; one brother Kagen Hunter Gray of Huntington; an uncle and aunt, Brent and Priscilla Gray; and two nieces, Caydence and Peyton Kyle. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Chapman's Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JOHNNIE R. NAPIER, 69, of Kenova, left this life and went into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Johnnie was born November 23, 1944 in Ragland, W.Va., the son of the late William "K" and Thelma Horn Napier. He leaves a loving wife, Rosalee Maynard Napier; two daughters, Christie Ann Napier Luther and her husband, James of Kenova and Michelle Renee Napier who is presently serving in the U.S. Army; two stepchildren, Angela K. and Jimmy Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind. and Roger Dale and Jeanette Norman of Huntington; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Napier of Echo, W.Va. and Billie Jean Tridico of Shelby, Ohio; three brothers, George L. Napier of Plymouth, Ohio, James R. Napier of Shelby, Ohio, and Robert L. Napier of Dillsboro, Ind. and a several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William L. and Thomas H. Napier. Johnnie was a member of the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. He was a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as a WV Trooper from 1966 to 1974. Johnnie was also a graduate of the Virginia School of Polygraph. He retired from MetLife Insurance Company where he held the position as Home Office Inspector, Investigations Unit. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Funeral services will begin following the visitation at 2 p.m. with Pastor Greg Page, Chaplain Ron Page and Pastor Randall Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

WILLIAM O'DELL "YOYO" PAULEY, 62, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. He was born May 17, 1952 in Huntington, a son of Phyllis Nance Pauley of Huntington and the late Billy Gene Pauley. He is survived by his wife, Robin Ray Pauley; two daughters, Melissa Jarrett and Megan Pauley; one son, Michael Pauley; one brother, David Eugene Pauley; three stepchildren, Steve Baker, Steven Watson and Mary Ray; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel by Pastor Larry Nelson. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

MICHAEL WHITTIER RIGDON, of Ona, died Oct. 21, 2012 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home.

BOB GUY SPRIGGS, 68, of Kenova, father of Bobbi Gilkeson, died Sept. 26 at Huntington VA Medical Center. He was a retired custodian. Arrangements are incomplete at Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.

CANDYCE JEAN WALKER, 67, of Huntington, died Sept. 23 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home.

ALPHA WATTS, 85, of Genoa, W.Va., died Sept. 26 at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Community Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

DR. WALTER C. FELTY, of Huntington, 92, died September 26, 2014, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Parents, Walter Felty Sr. and Mary Adkins Felty, and sister, Marie Tatum, preceded him in death. He is survived by nieces, Rose Thompson (Eddie) and Grace Badgett (John); several nieces, nephews, special great-niece, Taylor Thompson, and special friend, Pam Cremeans, who cared for him during his long illness and with whom he attended Apostolic Life Cathedral. Dr. Felty served under General Patton during WWII receiving the Purple Heart and other distinguished medals. He was a retired professor of Marshall University, where he made many contributions creating the campus Audio-Visual Center, developing two two-year programs in Library Science and Educational Media, Master's Degree in Communication Arts and served on many campus committees. He had many publications and participated in state and National Educational Media organizations. He was very active and devoted to several veterans organizations for which he took pride. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Edwin Harper and Pastor Eddie Thompson. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from noon until service time on Monday at the Reger Funeral Home. The Veterans Honor Guard of American Legion Post 16 of Huntington will conduct graveside military rites. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Marshall University in the name of Dr. Felty. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

Ohio

PAUL GREGORY HUNT, 56, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Sept. 26 at Charleston Area Medical Center. Service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio; burial will be private. Visitation will be two hour prior to the service.

ROSEMARY BERNICE IMES, 76, of Ironton, widow of Jerry Imes, died Sept. 24 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Elm Street Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice, 2330 Pollarde Rd., Ashland, KY 41101. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

JANIE LOU RUCKER, 71, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at her home. Janie was born October 26, 1942, the daughter of the late Vernon Douglas Thompson and Georgia Hazel Thompson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Larry and Gary Thompson. She leaves behind, her children, Johnny "J.D." Rucker and Cindy Lee Rucker of Chesapeake, Ohio and her two granddaughters, Carol Ann (Robby) Isaacs and Stephanie (John) Shaffer, whom she loved dearly. Janie is also survived by her four beloved great-grandchildren, for whom she spoiled and adored, Robin Isaacs, Abbey Isaacs, Andrew Isaacs, and Noah Shaffer, all of Chesapeake, Ohio. She is also survived by one special brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Lisa Thompson, many cherished work friends, and a special fur friend, Toby. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio by Pastor Randy Thompson. Visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Our beloved HOWELL THOMAS WILLIAMS, known by friends and family as "Tom", age 71, of Proctorville, Ohio, went to live with our precious, heavenly Father on Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Tom was born January 2, 1943 in Taplin, W.Va., a son of the late Shelby Thomas and Dorothy Elizabeth Williams. He celebrated 50 years of marriage with his beautiful wife, Barbara Kay Graham Williams. He retired as a self-employed, long-haul, truck driver and was a member of Union United Brethern Church in Proctorville, Ohio. Tom was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a member of Proctorville Masonic Lodge #550 F and AM. He enjoyed working in his garden, hunting, fishing, camping and the great outdoors. He also loved canning and freezing his vegetables from his garden and cooking his specialties including chicken and dumplings, biscuits and gravy, homemade fudge and ice cream. Throughout his life, Tom has been very active in his church serving as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a devoted husband to his wife Barbara, loved his children Michele Lusk of Cincinnati, Ohio, Leigh Pulse (Jason) of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., his four grandchildren Erin, Drew, Ali Lusk, and Kinley Pulse, as well as his great-grandson Amire Corpening-Lusk. He also loved and cherished his sister Sally Cline (Bill) of Davin, W.Va., two brothers: Fred Williams (Gloria) of Mallory, W.Va., James Williams (Sharlene) of Man, W.Va., and many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday September 29, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home by Rev. Glen Carmon. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday September 28, 2014 at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio and one hour before the service on Monday. A Masonic service will be held on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

JAMES LEON ROBINSON, 89, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Sept. 26 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home.

Kentucky

DOROTHY LEMASTER, 66, of Ashland, widow of William Lemaster, died Sept. 26. Service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at South Bloomfield United Methodist Church; graveside service will be noon Wednesday at Cribbs Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

VIOLET ANN SCOTT, 76, of Jonancy, Ky., widow of James Scott, died Sept. 25. She was a homemaker. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Old Union Old Regular Baptist Church; burial at Davidson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

September 27, 2014

West Virginia

JOYCE ANN ADKINS, 80, of East Lynn, W.Va., died Sept. 26. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Nestlow United Baptist Church; burial at Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Delpha Walker and after noon Monday at the church.

RAYMOND LEE FRAZIER SR., 70, of Ceredo, died Sept. 26. Arrangements are incomplete at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

JUSTIN TRENT GRAY, 27, of Huntington, life companion of Brittany Booth, died Sept. 26 at his residence. He was a electrician. Graveside service will be noon Monday at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Chapman's Mortuary. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

EMILY LYNETTE JUSTICE, infant daughter of Eric Edward and Cindy Justice, died Sept. 25 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary. www.hensonmortuary.com.

VIRGINIA LOUISE MUTH, 91, of Huntington, wife of Daniel Muth Sr., died Sept. 22 at Heartland of Riverview. She was a homemaker. Service will be noon Monday at Chapman's Mortuary; burial at Woodmere Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

REBECCA NAPIER, 76, of Prichard, W.Va., died Sept. 23 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

WILLIAM O'DELL PAULEY, 62, of Huntington, died Sept. 25. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel; burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

DORIS PERKINS ALTEMEIER, age 93, home at last with her Heavenly Father, passed away on September 26, 2014. She was born February 8, 1921 in Barboursville, a daughter of the late G.W. Gilkison and Elsie Johnson Curry. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Burley Perkins and Raymond Altemeier, one sister, Juanita Liston, son James W. Perkins, daughter Yolanda Perkins and great grandson Nathan Hensley. Those that survive her include, one sister Margaret (Randal) Fountain, two daughters, Lenore Thompson, Angela Lucas, two step daughters, Charlene and Helen Rae, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren, and a host of friends, loved ones and church family. Doris was a retired nurse, a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and proudly served as a "Rosie the Riveter." Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor Randall Robertson. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Reger Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to C.W. A. B. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

SUSAN V. DEARNELL, 62, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away September 25, 2014 after a long illness. She was born to the late Clyde and Ginny Catlett in Ona. She was retired from the Army Corp of Engineers. She is survived by her husband Larry Dearnell, a daughter; Deborah Raling-Young (Jesse) of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son; Paul Huggett (Ginger) of Huntington and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Ginny Catlett. Services will be 7:30 pm Monday, September 29, 2014 at Willis Funeral Home with Chaplin Bob Hood officiating. Friends may call the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send email condolences.

WILLIAM E. ENGBERS, 71, of Orange Beach, Ala., died Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Mobile, Ala. He was born on December 27, 1942 in Evansville, Ind., the son of the late Eugene Engbers and the late Kathryn (Casey) Engbers. Bill was a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington. He led a successful career in Finance and retired from his position of Director Venture Capital, Allstate Corp in 1999 to the beautiful Gulf Coast after serving as Director or Chairman of over 25 Corporations. He is survived by his daughters, Alison Engbers of Monroe, Conn., and Gretchen Engbers Miller of Stratford, Conn., and his sisters Kathleen Huffer of Coppell, TX and Janet Wilmoth of Barboursville. Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to: Marshall University or Best Friends Animal Society @ http://bestfriends.org. Bill's wit, sense of humor and kind, generous heart will be missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

JOHNNIE R. NAPIER, of Kenova, left this life and went into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Johnnie was born November 23, 1944 in Ragland, W.VA., the son of the late William "K" and Thelma Horn Napier. He leaves a loving wife, Rosalee Maynard Napier; two daughters, Christie Ann Napier Luther and her husband, James of Kenova and Michelle Renee Napier who is presently serving in the U.S. Army; two stepchildren, Angela K. and Jimmy Courtney of Indianapolis, Ind., and Roger Dale and Jeanette Norman of Huntington; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Napier of Echo, W.Va., and Billie Jean Tridico of Shelby, Ohio; three brothers, George L. Napier of Plymouth, Ohio, James R. Napier of Shelby, Ohio, and Robert L. Napier of Dillsboro, Ind., and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William L. and Thomas H. Napier. Johnnie was a member of the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. He was a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as a WV Trooper from 1966 to 1974. Johnnie was also a graduate of the Virginia School of Polygraph. He retired from MetLife Insurance Company where he held the position as Home Office Inspector, Investigations Unit. Johnnie loved playing his guitar and painting. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014. Funeral services will begin following the visitation at 2 p.m. with Pastor Greg Page, Chaplain Ron Page and Pastor Randall Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

BERTHA HAYTON SKEENS, 83, of Kenova, entered into her eternal reward Friday, September 26, 2014 in the St. Mary's Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of which she was a member with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Interment will follow in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Bertha was born February 14, 1931 in Prichard, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ezra and Victoria Bowen Hayton. Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Auburn Skeens and her son Rick Skeens. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law Judy Preston, Betty Parsons (Terry) and one son Larry Skeens and a daughter-in-law Gloria Skeens. Bertha is also survived by a granddaughter Alex Skeens; seven grandsons Stephen Skeens and his wife Rebecca, Joseph Parsons and his wife Kara, Jacob Parsons, Noah Skeens, Tyler Preston and his wife Stephanie, David Skeens and his wife Kimberly and Lucas Preston; three great-granddaughters Natalie Parsons, Meredith Parsons and Paisley Preston; five sisters Sadie Mullett, Ida Belle Wetherall, Beulah Oney, Joann Smith and her husband Buford and Bonnie Ekers; one brother William Hayton and her church family. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the church. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the Skeens family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

MICHAEL SCOT TANNER, 44, of Huntington, died Sept. 24 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He worked at Woodlands Retirement Community and Mountwest Community and Technical College. There will be no services; private burial will be at a later date. Donations are suggested to Hospice of Huntington or Little Victories Animal Rescue. www.hensonmortuary.com.

JUDY LYNN WILLIAMS, 72, of Culloden, wife of R.W. Williams, died Sept. 26 at Chateau Grove. She was a retired teacher. Arrangements are incomplete at Chapman's Mortuary. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

WILLIAM E. ENGBERS, 71, of Orange Beach, Ala., died Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Mobile, Ala. He was born on December 27, 1942 in Evansville, Ind., the son of the late Eugene Engbers and the late Kathryn (Casey) Engbers. Bill was a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington. He led a successful career in Finance and retired from his position of Director Venture Capital, Allstate Corp in 1999 to the beautiful Gulf Coast after serving as Director or Chairman of over 25 Corporations. He is survived by his daughters, Alison Engbers of Monroe, Conn., and Gretchen Engbers Miller of Stratford, Conn., and his sisters Kathleen Huffer of Coppell, TX and Janet Wilmoth of Barboursville. Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to: Marshall University or Best Friends Animal Society @ http://bestfriends.org. Bill's wit, sense of humor and kind, generous heart will be missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

SUE MOORE, 94, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died on September 25, 2014, in Bonita Springs, Fla. She was born in Livingston, Ky., and is the daughter of the late Leonard and Anna Medlock. A long-time resident of Huntington, she moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1981 following her husband's retirement from Huntington Alloys, Inc. After graduation from Marshall University in 1942, Sue became an active member in the Marshall University Alumni Association. She was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington, and was the vice president of the Family Services Association and president of CONTACT, a teleministry organization. In addition, she was a member of Guyan Country Club in Huntington, and an avid golfer. While in Daytona Beach, Fla., she was a Deacon at the Southminster Presbyterian Church and a member of Pelican Bay Country Club. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Bill Moore; a son John Moore and his wife Cindy of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a daughter Carole and her late husband Joe "B" Crisostomo of Barrigada, Guam; a son Greg Moore and his wife Kim of Findlay, Ohio; 12 grandchildren to include Kelley and David Johnson of Monrovia, Calif., Chad and Judy Esposito of Elon, N.C., Brittany and Tyler Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Morgan and Meagan Crisostomo of Barrigada, Guam, Chad and Shannon Kerner of Massillon, Ohio, and Mandy and Drew Pelger of Canton, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren to include Kaylee and David Johnson, Ben and Patrick Esposito, Kyle and Caleb Kerner, and Brynn and Connor Pelger; a sister Berenice Moate of Charlotte, N.C.; and a brother-in-law Don Molenda of Naples, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, Fla., at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. Members of the family will receive friends at the Pelican Nest Country Club during a celebration of her life immediately following the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sue's name are suggested to Joanne's House at Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs, FL, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

MICHAEL SCOT TANNER, 44, of Huntington, passed away, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He was born April 22, 1970 in Huntington, the son of Charles and Freddie Burns Tanner of Huntington. Scot was a graduate of Barboursville High School, Huntington Junior College and Marshall University. He worked at the Woodlands Retirement Community and Mountwest Community and Technical College. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Tessie Tanner and Fred and Evelyn Burns. In addition to his parents, Scot is survived by one sister, Cheryl Tanner of Richwood, W.Va.; ex-wife, Jacquelyn Tanner of Barboursville; ex-mother-in-law, Brenda Fisher of Canonsburg, Ky.; his girlfriend, Meredith Thompson of Huntington, a very special dog, Maizy and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family requests that memorial donations be made in Scots memory to Hospice of Huntington or Little Victories Animal Rescue. There will be no services. Private burial will follow at a later date. Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, is caring for the family. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonmortuary.com.

Ohio

GREG HUNT, of Scottown, Ohio, died Sept. 26 at CAMC General Division. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

LISA ANN REDKEY, 32, of New Castle, Pennsylvania passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She was born July 1, 1982, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of Cindy Witten and the late Danny Redkey. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Karl and Alice Dingess; paternal grandparents, Earl and Thelma Redkey and her uncles Karl Dingess Jr. and Gene Madden. In addition to her mother, she is survived by seven children, Rhonda Redkey, Ashley Guthrie, Brittany Powers, Shelby West, Leah Fair, Cobra West and Peter West II; one brother, Tony Redkey and several loving aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, with Terry Dingess officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior at the funeral home on Sunday. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JANIE LOU RUCKER, 71, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Sept. 25 at her residence. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Kentucky

JACQUELINE KAY PALMER ASHCRAFT-NALL, 61, died Sept. 25 at King's Daughters Medical Center. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Load Christian Baptist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Donations are suggested to the American Heart Association. www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

ELDA BLACK CRISP, 63, of Richmond, Ky., formerly of Floyd County, wife of Dennis Crisp, died Sept. 25. Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

CONNIE MARIE DORTON, 46, of Wayland, Ky., wife of Ray Dorton, died Sept. 25 at McDowell ARH. She was a homemaker. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD RAY GAMBILL, 47, of Summit, Ky., formerly of Catlettsburg, Ky., died Sept. 25 at King's Daughters Medical Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home; burial at Catlettsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations are suggested to Pathways of Ashland, P.O. Box 790, Ashland, KY 41105. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

PATRICK V. HURST, 57, of Ashland, husband of Mary Hurst, died Sept. 25 at his residence. Service will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

MARIE JACKSON, 94, of Ashland, wife of Woodrow Jackson, died Sept. 25 at Community Hospice Care Center. She was a homemaker. Private service will be held on Saturday; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

September 26, 2014

West Virginia

LINDA LOU BENNETT, 57, of Kenova, died Sept. 23 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home; burial to follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

CHARLES CLARENCE BRUNTY, of West Hamlin, W.Va., husband of Thelma Jean Brunty, died of natural causes Sept. 24 in his home. He was a Korean War Veteran. Services will be noon Saturday at Koontz Funeral Home; interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at funeral home.

TRESSIE MAE MCNEELY JUDY, 76, of Foster, W.Va., wife of Dickie Allen Judy, died Sept. 24 at CAMC Memorial. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Funeral Home; burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, W.Va. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

SUE EDMUNDS MATHIS, 86, of Logan, W.Va., widow of T. Frank Mathis, died Sept. 24 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Service will be noon Saturday at First Christian Church; burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org. www.honakerfuneralhome.com.

DONALD G. MCCLELLAN, 75, of Huntington, died Sept. 24 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was retired from Owens Illinois Glass Manufacturing Company. Services will be private. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

VIRGINIA LOUISE MUTH, 91, of Huntington, wife of Daniel Muth Sr., died Sept. 22 at Heartland of Riverview. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are incomplete at Chapman's Mortuary. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JOHNNIE RAY NAPIER, 69, of Kenova, died Sept. 25 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova.

CHARLENE SUE VAUGHAN, 65, of Huntington, widow of Hugh W. Vaughan Sr., passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. She was born on June 8, 1949 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia (Arthur) Hughes. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by siblings Patsy Young, Elizabeth Adkins and Charles Hughes. She is survived by her children, Randy (Melony) Pennington, Tammy Pennington, and Staci Johnson, all of Huntington; six grandchildren Brooke, Christopher, Arron, Taylor, and Alyssa Pennington and Haley Johnson; a special niece, Jenny Young. Mrs. Vaughan was a member of the New Baptist church in Huntington. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Silberman, V.J., and Lois Merritt. Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Beard Mortuary with Pastors Don Walker and Pete Davidson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

VICKY LYNN PHILLIPS-WALKER, 68, of Huntington, passed from this earthly life on Sept. 22, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital and is now at rest in the presence of her lord and savior. She was born in Greenup, Ky. on July 25, 1946 to the late Ralph and Mary Garthee-Phillips. Mrs. Walker was a homemaker but most recently retired from Ashland, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio in 2010 where she was a Data Coordinator; she also retired in 1988 from First Federal Savings and Loan where she was an officer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russell. Her family was her passion and she loved them fiercely. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister Peggy Sue Phillips. Left behind to cherish her memory is a devoted and loving family including her husband Mike Walker; one daughter Maebeth Lavender; two grandchildren Madison Brooke Lavender and Michael Beth Lavender all of Huntington; one brother Byron Phillips (Cindy) of Russell, Ky.; two sisters Patricia "Patty" Hall of Greenup and Nita McKenzie (Bob) of Russell, Ky. as well as numerous friends and extended family all of whom will miss her dearly. Services will be at First Baptist Church of Russell on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ken Gowin officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until service time at the church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com.

DANNY RAY STUMBO II, of Huntington, died Sept. 22 at his residence. He was a telemarketer for TLk. Memorial service will be 8 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

MICHAEL SCOT TANNER, 44, of Huntington, died Sept. 24 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He worked at Woodlands Retirement Community and Mountwest Community and Technical College. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary. www.hensonmortuary.com.

FRED R. WISKOW, 76, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Sept. 24 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home; burial to follow in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.

DR. MARIA GUADALUPE LOPEZ-MARTI, 36, of Huntington, died on Tuesday September 23, 2014. She was a graduate of the Univ de Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed her Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center and her Fellowship at Duke University. She served as a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at Marshall Health and was Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Damien Silbermins, and their two young children. Services will be held in Argentina.

Ohio

SHIRLEY EANES BRANCH, 61, of Columbus, Ohio, wife of Norman Branch, died Sept. 19. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Full Gospel Assembly Church; burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.

PAULINE EVELYN GRIFFIN, 88, of Chesapeake, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Services will be noon Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Pauline was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Fannie Magone Reynolds. She was a former keypunch operator with C&O Railroad and a self-employed beautician. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Reynolds, Raymond Reynolds, and William Reynolds, Jr.; and one sister, Ida Mae Schneider. Pauline is survived by her husband of 69 years, Lewis Griffin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis "Butch" and Janet Griffin of Blacklick, Ohio, and Terry and Linda Griffin of Chesapeake, Ohio; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Pat) Pare of West Chester, Ohio, Stephen (Angie) Griffin of Powell, Ohio, Suzanne (Tim) Bush of New Albany, Ohio, Drew (Nikki) Griffin of Chesapeake, Ohio, Shannon Griffin of New York City, N.Y., and Cortney (Nick) Robateau of Huntington; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schneidergriffin.com.

JAMES AARON WOODALL, 54, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Sept. 24 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Willis Funeral Home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

Kentucky

DANNY LLOYD BLACKBURN, 60, of Allen, Ky., husband of Edna Blackburn, died Sept. 24 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a disabled coal miner. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cow Creek Freewill Baptist Church; burial at Burchett Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS BOWERS, 69, of Port Huron, Mich., husband of Carol Bowers, died Sept. 21 at his residence. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lancer Baptist Church; burial at Setser Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

KATHERINE BRANHAM, 65, of Jeffersonville, Ky., widow of Roy Darrell Branham, died Sept. 23 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Pentecostal Church; burial to follow in Branham Cemetery. Visitation after 6 p.m. Friday at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

KERMIT RUSSELL HOWARD, 98, of Dwale, Ky., widower of Elizabeth Howard and Edith Howard, died Sept. 24 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home; burial at Davidson Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

LORA JEAN CLARK STRATTON, 87, of Ivel, Ky., widow of Windell Stratton, died Sept. 25. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday at funeral home.www.hallfuneralservice.com.

MARTHA HAY FLOYD WALLACE, 91, of Grayson, Ky., died Sept. 24. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Malone Funeral Home; burial to follow in Lonnie Earl Floyd Memorial Park. Visitation 11 a.m. Saturday at funeral home.

CAROLYN SUE WHEATLEY, 82, of Ashland, wife of James T. Wheatley, died Sept. 25 at Hospice Care Center. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Rose Hill Baptist Church. Visitation 1 p.m. at the church. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

REBECCA L. CRUM WILSON, 82, of Wurtland, Ky., widow of Edward Wilson, died Sept. 24 at Wurtland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel; burial at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

September 25, 2014

West Virginia

JAMES EDWARD BATTLE JR., 71, of Huntington, husband of Sylvia Battle, died Sept. 22 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home; burial at Rocky Mount, N.C. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.ferrell-chambers.com.

LINDA LOU BENNETT, 58, of Kenova, died Sept. 23 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

PAUL FRANKLIN OPP JR., 77, of Huntington, husband of Pauly Opp, died Sept. 23 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory.

MARY GARNET HOWELL, 92, of Huntington, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, in Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014, at River Cities Community Church, Huntington, with Pastor Larry Greene officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born October 27, 1921 in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of the late William Henry and Goldie Hall Branham. Her husband, Clarence Howell, Jr., a sister, Roberta Dial; and four brothers, Billy Joe Branham, Homer Branham, Martin Branham and Paul Branham, also preceded her in death. Garnet was a charter member of River Cities Community Church, where she sang in the choir. Survivors include: a daughter, Brenda Howell of Huntington; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Harriet Howell of Barboursville; two grandchildren, James (Monica) Howell of Teays Valley, W.Va., and Christy Stone of Proctorville, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Caitlin Stone, Jenna Stone, Logan Howell, Dylan Stone, Addison Howell and Lucas Howell; and several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, and after noon Friday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

BARBARA LOLITA MCCALLISTER, 78, of Huntington, passed away on September 17, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born on September 20, 1935 in Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter of Robert Black and Ruth Brandstetter Isenhart. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jerry Saunders and brother Paul Black. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her children Kenny Isenhart, Melinda McCoy and Jack W. Saunders (Amanda) and her grandchildren: Jennifer Saunders, Ireland McCoy (Amber), Nicholas McCoy, Tina Saunders, Casey Saunders, Meagan Saunders, Cherie Creary. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren: Lauren Childers, Emily Stewart, Kadan McCoy, Alexis Creary, Hailey Creary, Mia Creary. Mason Creary, Kaitlin Hardin and Kaleb Hardin. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of Huntington and Cabell Health Care Center in Culloden, for her care. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Phil Chapman officiating. The visitation will be on Friday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.

STRAULIE FERRELL PRATT, 81, of Huntington, beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and friend, passed away on Tuesday September 23, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, after a brief illness. The family will receive friends at the Reger Funeral Home, 1242 Adams Ave, Huntington, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 25. Funeral services will be held at the Jefferson Avenue Church of God, 2039 Jefferson Ave., Huntington, on Friday September 26, at 11 a.m., followed by graveside services at Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Straulie was born on April 7, 1933, at Salt Lick, Ky., to Johnse and Esther Ferrell. She was preceded in death by her husband Hillis Pratt; her brothers Bryson, Marion and Hugh Ferrell and her sister Mary Marcum. She is survived by her sisters Lula Ferrell, Sallie Farley, Gracie Vernatter and her brother Grover Ferrell, and by nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, to whom she was a second mommy, and all of whom adored her and who counted her not only as their aunt but also as their close friend. Straulie also modeled Christ in her life and was a shining example of a truly humble spirit who preferred others to herself. The lives of her family and friends were richer for her beautiful presence and she will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and church family. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.regerfh.com.

ALAN SHERRELL PRICE, 67, of Ranger, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Sherrell was born January 9, 1947 in Ranger, W.Va. His father, Harold Price, preceded him in death on December 25, 2011. He is survived by his mother Pauline Dyer Price, his loving and devoted wife of 46 years LaDonna Porter Price, both of Ranger, W.Va., and his son David Alan Price of Charleston, W.Va. He is also survived by his sister Arema Tomblin and her husband Keith of Ranger, W.Va. Additional survivors include brother-in-law Harold and Belle Porter, sister-in-laws Anita and Jerry Barnhill, Regina and Jeff King, and Teresa Renae and Terry Woodrum. Nieces and nephews Brian Tomblin and Pam Davis of Kiahsville and Amy and Terry Adkins of Alum Creek, W.Va. Great-niece Aubry Adkins and great-nephew Austin Adkins of Alum Creek, W.Va. Sherrell is retired from NI-Source Corp. (formally Columbia Gas) and is a member and Trustee of Ranger United Baptist Church. He is also a member of Hamlin Lodge #79 A.F. and A.M., member of the Board of Directors at Guyan River Volunteer Fire Department and American Legion Post 111, Hamlin. Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday September 26, 2014 at Ranger United Baptist Church, Ranger, W.Va. Burial will follow at the Sanders Cemetery, Ranger, W.Va., where there will be Masonic and Military graveside services. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McGhee Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. The family of Sherrell Price would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to his friend and Doctor, Shawn Coffman, and to the staff of 6 South Team 1 -- Medical Surgical Unit and the entire 5 South Neuroscience Unit at St. Mary's Medical Center. A special thank you to Crystal Adkins RN, Billie Horan RN, and Lori McComas Chaffins RN for your dedication, devotion and compassion during our family's time of need. Thank you to all of our family and friends far and near for your love, prayers, and support of our family during this very difficult time. Condolences may be sent to www.handleyfh.com.

CONNIE SUE MAHON STEPP, 67, of Beech Creek, W.Va., died Sept. 23 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home; burial at Mt. View Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

DANNY RAY STUMBO II, 35, of Huntington, died Sept. 22 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Morris Funeral Home.

Ohio

HARRY EDWARD RAY JR., 66, of Ironton, died Sept. 23 at King's Daughters Medical Center. He was a former EMT-A with Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services. There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

DONALD RAY THOMPSON, 72, of Coal Grove, Ohio, husband of Helen Thompson, died Sept. 23 at his residence. He was a self employed heavy equipment operator. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home; burial at Highland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Kentucky

BETTY R. ASHLEY, 84, of Ashland, Ky., died Sept. 23 at King's Daughters Medical Center. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Flatwoods First Pentecostal Church. There will be no visitation. Contributions are suggested to the funeral home to assist with funeral costs.

TAMMY JANE GREER, 50, of Prestonsburg, Ky., wife of Jerry Greer, died Sept. 22. She was a homemaker. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home; burial at Owens Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

GIRDELL HALL, 67, of Grethel, Ky., widow of James Hall, died Sept. 24. She was a homemaker. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church; burial at Greenberry Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday at the church. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

IDA OLETHA LAMBERT, 77, of Greenup, Ky., died Sept. 23 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. She was a retired ward clerk. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Brick Union Cemetery. There will be no visitation. www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

WILLIS DEAN NEWMAN, 68, of Hi Hat, Ky., died Sept. 21. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home; burial at Newman Cemetery. www.hallfuneralservice.com.

RONALD D. PICKARD, 80, of Louisa, Ky., died Sept. 22 at Huntington VA Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

JOHN D. PRITCHARD, 83, of Garrett, Ky., died Sept. 19. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Garrett First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the church. www.hallfuneralservice.com.

DORIS ALLEN ROBINSON, 84, of Langley, Ky., died Sept. 23. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Stewart Family Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday at the funeral home. www.hallfuneralservice.com.

REBECCA LEE CRUM WILSON, 82, of Ashland, died Sept. 24 at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel.